Monthly Archives: August 2011

Control theory and governance

Bearing in mind the ‘ten minute OSS rule’, which I haven’t properly explained yet, this is going to be a crude approximation of how control theory might help us with governance modelling. Provisos aside, and referring to the magnificent wikipedia … Continue reading

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Control Theory: splendid notion

I’m grateful to Paul Mortier for arresting my attention and directing it at control theory. I am grateful because it seems (as he suggested) very relevant to our concept of ‘governance’. Governance (formerly ‘conducting’ in earlier versions of OSS) is … Continue reading

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Generator fail

Found this while hunting for a file.

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Rioting, part 2

I’ve taken Ed’s model and rehashed it slightly. Key points one is that I’ve redefined some of Ed’s effects as generators. Because classically speaking any object or event has to be a generator. Key point 2 is that I’ve reorganised … Continue reading

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Recent technical problems

Wow! A slew of technical hitches recently. I was going to say I hope no-one was put out by them, but in all honesty I probably met and spoke to almost everyone affected. Any glitches or bugs, please send them … Continue reading

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Participating in a riot

My comments on the preceding post notwithstanding, I found a rather apposite news story. London riots: Lidl water thief jailed for six months The judge commented that although the value of goods was only £3.50, the defendant had materially contributed … Continue reading

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The Basic Effects of A Riot…

Looking at the recent riots in London, I thought it might be worthwhile to try applying anOSS model to the basic concept of a riot. First things first, I sat back and tried jotting down the key elements or what … Continue reading

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About the pic

The original image was taken from here: http://www.kingofforwards.com/amazing/saddams-golden-guns/ I haven’t been able to get an answer from anyone as to whom has ownership of the images (if anyone). If anyone has personal photos of the guns I can use instead, … Continue reading

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Shiny pt. 3

However, going back to our signature picture, above, we know that Saddam Hussein and the kingpins of Mexican drug cartels both acquired and prized gold plated guns. So we have two choices. We can either assume that gold pating is … Continue reading

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Shiny, pt 2.

  If we take a normal model of a normal kalashnikov rifle, the OSS model might look something like this. This is a quick and dirty ten minute model, so feel free to rip it to pieces in your comments. … Continue reading

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