How do mathematicians analogize / conceive concepts? Many ways. Here’s 7 ways (there’s surely more) of conceiving of “derivative”. 1, 5, 6, 7 ‘click’ with me, the others not much at all. 1) Is a standard growth calculation: (Current – Previous) / Previous. Extremely useful in business for sales. (it’s usually like ((current month – previous month) / previous month) * 100 for monthly, etc. 5) Growth can be thought of as volume increasing/decreasing or it can also be thought of as SPEED, again used a lot in financial things, although usually marketing stuff. “velocity of money” hype. 6) appeals to the pragmatist in me who deals with the perfectionist in me. “It’s an approximation. It’s not perfect. Mark it down and move ahead”. 7) My favorite. There’s probably going to be a zoom limit.

How do mathematicians analogize
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Context: Shannon and my associations First category Grouping) Learning : Effectiveness : Redundancy : Low Entropy : Sparse : Many Patterns To Find : More relaxed : Large b) Production : Efficiency : Surprise : High Entropy : Compressed : Looks like noise : Tense : Small My gut says Database might be First category Grouping) and Algorithm might be b) but I’m not 100% if they’re opposite. My intuition says they are but I need confirmation which I’ll look for later as it’s unlikely to be an original thought overall, just original to me.

Context: Shannon and my
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I’m liking ontological stratification. There’s a lot of mistakes possible in the “real” part, as that’s the realm of unconfirmed hypothesis and stuff that can’t be tested empirically easily such as complex systems, so it has a bit of a shell game feeling to it. It allows you to say “society is real”, “money is real” because, look around and it sure seems to be real and has rules and mechanisms and stuff, even if it all can’t be perfectly pinned down atomically. It’s a slime-mold-like ‘thing’. The economy. Politics. Race. Gender Social things fit nicely in there.

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I’m in 2020, thinking about 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, future of America. Obama hasn’t been President for four years now. Trump is President. 20 days until the election and the Republicans in the Senate declared loyalty to Trump’s pick even before he picked anybody. These old men have been playing a long game that’s been going on for many many years and it’s “their turn now”. I know you’re not voting for Biden. I expect you’ll vote for Trump or maybe the libertarian Jo.

It’s about morality or
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You are doing economics 101 thinking, that’s right. Reality: Consumer spending dropped significantly even with consumer spending boosts. There’s a COIN SHORTAGE because consumers are saving what they can. Why would the pockets of the poor, have spent it? On what? You can’t get much for $10,000. There’s a glut in the market of cheap electronics like TVs and such. There’s plenty of room for increases prices of those goods, which won’t happen for a while because of years of overproduction., [why are TV sets so cheap for years now? Why are cars so cheap for years now?] People have bills to pay, particularly the poor. Utility companies having fewer collections and more normal customers who can actually pay on time would raise inflation how? If rental and mortgage payments are on time for a few months in areas where they are chronically late and people are turned out due to economic downturns normally, how does that cause inflation? If it’s spent on steaks every day for weeks, will we run out of cows? We did run out of toilet paper. I think there is an analysis of the impact that had on the economy.

You are doing economics
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