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Parameters

A world where it takes 30 hours of minimum-wage work to pay the rent, is very different to a world where it takes 120 hours of minimum-wage work to pay the rent. It’s a factor of 4—just half an order of … Continue reading

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Parameters

The shape of the continents depends on the global temperature. (Cold locks ice in polar caps.) Google “Morse theory”. The price of housing always rises, until it doesn’t.  You develop a system of habits to discipline yourself; maxims for self-motivation; … Continue reading

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Space

The word ‘space’ has acquired several meanings, which is what you would expect of such a sexy, primitive, metaphorically rich, eminently repurposeable concept. Outer space, of course, is where cosmonauts, Hubble telescopes, television satellites, and aliens reside. It’s ℝ³, or … Continue reading

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Jacobian

In the world of linear approximations of multiple parameters and multiple outputs, the Jacobian is a matrix that tells you: if I twist this knob, how does that part of the output change? Pretend that a through z are parameters, or knobs … Continue reading

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