Reading through it now. It was unsatisfying until I found “Multiple range” theory. It’s compatible with my computational-thinking and can encompass any of the other theories within it, if needed. I can work it on an Excel spreadsheet, which I once finally discovered can be accurately described as: “Step-indexed Kripke models over recursive worlds.” and “non-monotonic dataflow programming, concurrent logic programming”. So while it may not be “satisfying” (pun) for many, it’s effective.

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Ok. I’ll lay out some assumptions that always come into play when I entertain notions: a) What are the tolerances for deviations from expected norms? An example is a chair. You can take into account its structural integrity as a chair. Can it hold itself together? Good. But is it done? It’s not. How will it be used? In a place with gravity. Can it support its own structure against gravity? Great! But what about other outside forces? How much weigh can it support when sitting properly? 400 lb limit before breaking? Good. Now you have a tolerance established. No more than 400lb from sitting properly. But, what if a person “plops” in the chair? That can be more than 400 lbs even from a much lighten person. It will break. So, failure is possible. What about twisting? Can it withstand torque? What about affordances? [how many ways to use a chair]. Can it be stood upon? What if you use a seat material designed solely for the spread distribution of a human butt? Can it handle feet standing on it? Canvas chairs for example can tear if you stand on them. So, this is how my brain works.

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It’s not spitting in the wind though. There’s you here and me here in this strange and fascinating online environment, having a conversation that would be impossible by any other means. We’ve never met in person. We’ll probably never meet in person. Yet, we’ve corresponded for about 25 years now. Our life paths are different, unique. I’m probably speaking from a perspective that’s been of relative safety. You’re probably speaking from a perspective that’s been harsher than my experience has gone. My political thoughts are weak – it’s not what I’m made of. I ultimately don’t see hope to be found in this political leader or that. Right now, I’m experimenting, trying out “what it feels like” to support a guy. Never did it before. Probably never will again. It’s exhausting as I’m not usually much for this stuff.

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More complex structures can be decomposed though and any information that is dependent upon human usable structures can be effectively hidden (destroyed) by being practically impossible (pragmatically) to reconstruct. This is part of a personal issue as I was into this in high school (late 1980s). I did a 10 page report on black holes – and it was JUST prior to Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” came out. So, nothing in my paper mentioned Hawking. He just wasn’t significant enough for encyclopedias, books, etc at my library. With an interest in black holes was naturally an interest in subatomic things. “Information cannot be created or destroyed” was a concept I loved – that somehow, some way, knowledge will survive and can be reconstructed. That means no thought is ever really gone, no word is wasted, no action without effect. In some way, it transfers and is preserved in some fashion. A ticket to a scientific immortality! Yet, I watched information structures hide, disappear, become difficult to retrieve. The more complex the structure, the easier it is to deconstruct and its information scattered, reconstituted, put into new combinations. Nothing was destroyed yet it also was. Classic hard drive wipe pattern – XXX OOO XXX in three passes renders a hard drive functionally renewed to original scattered state. What operating system can retrieve prior configurations? None we have. So, 16 yr old me has had his share of disappointments at lost data and still does to this day at 46 yrs old. I watch information disappear off the internet and out of libraries, facts being shifted to fictions but still appearing as fact…. …it’s tangled Christmas lights or earbud cords in a pocket: and Knot Theory has barely begun to be able to adequately detangle them as well as a frustrated but patient consumer who doesn’t want a topologically equivalent earbud cord structure that won’t reach from phone to ears and is instead a knotted mess. So, I’m glad that Hawking finally conceded and information is back to being impossible to destroy. But man, obfuscation is REALLY powerful just the same.

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Govt requires cooperation for good leadership. Firm and also cooperative. Executives don’t have to cooperate with anybody. But board members do. Forget CEO / COO. They’re bark-and-obey. But find a board member and you’ll find someone with transferrable skills, if you insist on business experience. Activism requires leadership. Coordinating an activist organization is leadership and far more difficult as it has no job title / corporate backup structure in case of failure.

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