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Tag Archives: assumptions
The seeds of my dissent from economic orthodoxy were pretty much sown for me by my 1st professor on the 1st day of my 1st economics class. This prof had gone to a great personal trouble to begin our exposure to … Continue reading
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Tagged assumptions, behaviour, belief, choice, choices, Coase, Coasean, decision theory, economics, efficiency, efficient frontier, efficient markets hypothesis, EMH, free will, gains from trade, inequality, knowledge, libertarians, mathematical modelling, mutually beneficial, Pareto optimality, production possibility frontier, psychology, Robinson Crusoe economy, science, symbiosis, theory, trade, welfare theorem, zero transactions costs
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Climate Statistics
httpness: (studying statistics) Can there be a different standard deviation up and down? isomorphisms: Yes. it’s called a semideviation. (Or a quasinorm.) There are a lot of people who argue that semideviations and quasinorms are more natural than standard deviation … Continue reading
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Tagged abstract algebra, assumption of constant variance, assumptions, beginner's mind, constant variance, directionality, dispersion, Gaussian, Gaussian distribution, homoscedasticity, homoskedasticity, interquartile range, IQR, kurtosis, math, mathematics, maths, moments, normal distribution, probability distribution, quasinorms, semideviation, statistics, summer, teaching, temperature, weather
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As nice as it is to be able to assume normality, … there are problems. The most obvious problem is that we could be wrong. One … very nice thing … is that, in many situations, … [being wrong] won’t … Continue reading
Even though Lil’ Wayne has been a thing for half a decade, I only just now listened to a song of his: Hustler Musik. I like it. I think this video is juxtaposing different people’s work lives—unemployed responsible guy, cop, … Continue reading
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March 19, 2012
Tagged Alfred Schild, assumptions, books, Chicago, Chris Tiee, get money, git money, Hustler Music, Hustler Musik, hustlers, J LSynge & A Schild, John Lighton Synge, Lil Wayne, math, mathematics, maths, music, sex work, stereotypes, Synge & Schild, Tensor Calculus
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Supremum
Ever since I took too many mathematics classes, I started using the concept of “upper bound” literally. It confuses people. Girlfriend: How long do you think it’ll take you to work out? Me: Oh, I don’t know. I’d say less than five … Continue reading
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Tagged arc, assumptions, confidence intervals, context, greatest lower bound, Gricean implicature, implication, implied, infimum, interpretation, language, least upper bound, linguistics, Paul Graham, pragmatics, Ronald Graham, semantics, statistics, suggestion, supremum, utterances
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/9player.swf?revision=10344_10570 Highlights from the episode on Sir Francis Bacon “Male” scientists probe and ravage “female” nature. Christian radicals funded science because of Daniel 12:9. They believed it was Last Days. The New World symbolizes leaving the comfort of the Mediterranean. Aristotelian … Continue reading
Diurnal Prejudice
There is a prejudice in society against people who wake up late. Obviously, someone who wakes up at 3pm, eats and gets ready, then works from 5pm until 2am, can get as much done as someone who works from 8:30am … Continue reading
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Tagged assumptions, bias, business, diurnal, management, nocturnal, prejudices, time
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