- (From the Stable Equilibrium post) Profound distaste for a specific food: whenever I've seen such a change, it has been after years of avoiding the stuff, not a couple of days after last trying it. So the change is too slow compared to the daily decision of choosing what to eat.
- (From the Bistability post) Market with much competition: on a daily basis, the winner of the market will tend to be the winner of the previous day, because the changes are slower than this timeframe.
- (From the Dynamic Equilibrium post) Research: At the scale at which I look at my plans (weeks or months), the changes are fast enough to correct each other and reach some sort of equilibrium.
Almost as important, here are examples where I don't think the frame applies
- (From the Bistability post) Chess move, which is a complex 3D object being manipulated in complex continuous ways, but result in a discrete state (the position). Because the equilibrium comes from neglecting some spatial noise instead of a transformation, the timescale separation frame doesn't add anything.
- (From the Dynamic Equilibrium post) Jazz improvisation following chord changes or modes: here there is a change through time, but the equilibrium is neither coming from a process going much faster or much slower than what we care. It's instead an abstract quality that is maintained, and this abstract quality itself includes some movement.