aut vincere aut mori

To Conquer or Die

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Open source stuffs

Some interesting open source projects (either in license or spirit) which caught my attention

  • OpenCompute - started by Facebook, this project is a platform to share the tech behind data centers.
  • Open Source Ecology - This project aims to deliver open source industrial machines to help the open source economy. Their Global Village Construction Kit makes it possible to assemble 50 different low cost, DIY and modular industrial machines.
  • OpenWorm - This project aims to build a microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. If you’re into brain simulation, this project will definitely be interesting to you.
  • Open Source Brain -  collaborate with others in computational models of neural systems.
  • Open Source Vehicle - The “Ikea Car”. An open source framework for vehicles, TABBY is their main idea.

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The box “motorcycle” contains the boxes “components” and “functions.” The box “components” contains the boxes “power assembly” and “running assembly,” and so on. There are many other kinds of structures produced by other operators such as “causes” which produce long chain structures of the form, “A causes B which causes C which causes D,” and so on. A functional description of the motorcycle uses this structure. The operator’s “exists,” “equals,” and “implies” produce still other structures. These structures are normally interrelated in patterns and paths so complex and so enormous no one person can understand more than a small part of them in his lifetime. The overall name of these interrelated structures, the genus of which the hierarchy of containment and structure of causation are just species, is system. The motorcycle is a system. A real system
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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If a revolution destroys a systematic government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves in the succeeding government
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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