Author Archives: TDipper

Shades of ‘oh, hey!’

I GOT derailed from the WUO and ‘Defence of’ by thoughts about the three substantive elements in each OSS node. Readers will recall that each node or building block of an OSS mnodel consists of three elements: effect::generator::governor. The effect … Continue reading

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The Weather Underground – research notes

  I first came across the Weathermen/WUO back in 2004, researching Operational System Shock for the first time. In my research I was especially indebted to the archivists of the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the United States, for their … Continue reading

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The Weather Underground – pt. 1

Speaking of the weather underground (previous post) I thought I’d bring up the Weather Underground. These friendly looking old buffers are Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Founding members of the Weather Underground terrorist organisation; also known as the WUO or … Continue reading

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The Weather Underground

So… Hot.  

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Update – duffers

It’s too hot to work in the office so I’m taking a notepad out and bashing VVD. Some interesting problems in extending the story. For starters I think I have to know all the lessons before I can begin writing … Continue reading

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Aside: memory

Nkosi Sikelele Pondering today what the critical effects are of sentiment. I can’t hear Nkosi Sikelele sung without grinding to a halt in a welter of emotions. It’s something I’m embarrassed of, yet proud of at the same time. What … Continue reading

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The power of water

http://www.break.com/video/flooded-river-destroys-road-in-minutes-777213 Quick one today. I’ve been puzzling over the video. You can see how a steady flow of water demolishes (what looks like) a first world road in a couple of minutes. My question is what principles of shock are … Continue reading

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New principle of shock, or old?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/06/electronics_skeleton_key_has_police_stumped/ Police in California have admitted they are baffled by a series of car thefts where robbers use a small hand-held electronic device to unlock supposedly secure car-locking systems. “This is bad in the sense we’re stumped,” Long Beach deputy … Continue reading

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Normal service will resume

I should have explained, there will be no posts until Friday, as I am being assessed for Associate status by 23 Shillings. This involves completing a challenging 2 week project in my own time. It turns out that there really … Continue reading

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VVD – in tents concentration

Well it made ME laugh. The fourth lesson from day one is: 4. Do not, if avoidable, be in tents when bullets are ripping through them: at such times a hole in the ground is worth many tents. I have … Continue reading

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