Thank you!Edit

Thanks for the minor fix on my Z3 disambiguation! :) and so quickly after I made it too. Like, a minute.

No problem ;) thats what I like about wikipedia, at least one person will be looking at recent changes when you make an edit, that way any little errors get tidied up and any vandalism is removed immedatly. I remember once I saw a bit of vandalsm about a minute after it was made and while i hesitated to edit the page, someone else did it and it was gone. Borb 20:01, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

censusEdit

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/community/census/parish/

this is only for cambridgeshire of course, other county councils have similar wesites. p.s. i was hoping others would see and use that table, thanks - Bluemoose 13:55, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thankyou very much, I especially like the map links on the table. I got my OS grid references and lattitude/longitude from a map at home, put them in the table and they work perfectly online! I am going to start expanding pages on my local area using that table a lot now. Borb 14:00, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
thats cool, i was also recommeded this site for census data http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/Default.asp?nsid=false&CE=True&SE=True but have yet to use it, grid reference and other data can be found at www.multimap.co.uk , also are you aware of this page List of places in England, it is helpful for doing local articles. good luck Bluemoose 14:09, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

KilbrackEdit

No discussion because it fit the criteria for a speedy delete as being patent nonsense. Some sample text:

having a Kilbrack was first started by Dig and Dug and is now beleived to be a world wide hobby and probably the most interesting form of art ever to be created. the only catch is that there is only one Kil and one craft.

If you'd like to create an encyclopedic article on the subject, please do. Jinian 19:58, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

ISIS DrawEdit

Welcome to WikiProject Chemistry! I saw your question to Walkerma about Isis Draw: click on the atom that you wish to label, then scroll down to More.... This will open a dialogue box where you can select C(show) instead of the default C(hide). Good luck with your stub expansion projects—#UnidentifiedDeity knows they need it! Physchim62 07:57, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thankyou. I'm going to concentrate on making loads of diagrams now i've got ISIS draw. Its brilliant.
Borb 22:09, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Amino acid dataEdit

I have now placed the data from the Rubber Bible on Talk:Amino acid, to try to get some ideas about how to deal with the discrepancies between sources. Physchim62 13:10, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Super SubEdit

Hiya, I ought to write an article on that soon ;) Anyway, the concept is basically identical to a substitute in football, one player goes off and another player takes on his responsibilities. The tactic normally used by the team fielding first is to bowl out their weakest batsman (someone like Glenn McGrath) and then take him off for a substitute player - who can not bowl, as McGrath has already bowled his ten overs, but can bat for him - and can bat anywhere in the order they'd like to have him. Thus, they're effectively playing seven batsmen and five bowlers. The player who has gone off can not return to the game again. Also, if the player who's going off has bowled, say, eight overs, the new player can't bowl more than two overs. The reason why it's called super sub? The ICC like corny names, I suppose. Can't say I like the rule much, but at least Test cricket doesn't have it (yet...*shudders*). Lastly, go England in the Ashes :) Sam Vimes 15:42, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

The NatWest Series didn't use it - that was the tri-series between England, Australia and Bangladesh. However, the NatWest Challenge (the 3-ODI series between England and Australia) did, just to confuse things. Btw, you can still have a normal injury sub in addition to the super sub - something Australia exploited in the first ODI of the series (IIRC), when Shane Watson bowled three overs, went off with an injury, then Matthew Hayden (who wasn't selected) came on as an injury sub, then Australia took off Hayden and put on Brad Hogg, and finally put Hayden back on as a 12th man fielder for Watson! The net effect was that, if required, Hogg could have bowled ten overs, as he wasn't coming in for the man who had bowled three. Sam Vimes 16:11, 16 July 2005 (UTC)
I don't live in England, so I haven't really tried to get information on that, but from what I've heard I think Sky has bought all rights to cricket - domestic and international - starting from the 2006 season Sam Vimes 16:22, 16 July 2005 (UTC)
I'm afraid Sam's right. You'd better get saving for your Sky Sports subscription for next year. By the way, if you're interested in cricket, why not join the Cricket WikiProject and help our coverage of the sport? Kind regards, jguk 17:20, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

Full scorecardsEdit

Hi. I like keeping things in one place, so could you see the note on User_talk:Sam_Vimes#Full_scorecards. Thanks. Sam Vimes 16:27, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Table namespaceEdit

User:Omegatron/TablenamespacespamOmegatron 01:09, August 30, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, I have voted for it on Bugzilla. Borb 12:07, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

RfA thanksEdit

Thank-you for expressing your confidence in me at my recent Request for Adminship. The final result was 40/0/0, and my "superpowers" have now been activated. I look forward to helping out with the development of the encyclopedia. Physchim62 (talkcontribs)

Cleanup tag on Folic acidEdit

Hi Borb,

I notice that someone put a cleanup tag on Folic acid. They suggest that there appear to be two articles crudely combined into one. This compound lies outside my area, it's a bit too biochemical, would you be able to look at it? (I recall your nice improvements to the amino acids). We have folic acid listed as A-Class, but it looks like it is flawed after all. BTW, please take a look at our new proposed goals and worklist and make comments. Thanks, Walkerma 07:35, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Amino acid configurationEdit

Hi Borb,

Can you take a look at this discussion. It looks like we have a serious problem with the Fischer projections of the amino acids. Thanks, Walkerma 05:08, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi Borb. Thank you for commenting on my user-talk page about the images I have recently uploaded. As I stated over on WikiProject Chemicals, I'm not a chemist, just a guy who likes to make 3D-models. Apart from uploading the stuff to Commons, which is really a no-brainer (sometimes I'm just weird :-), are the images I created for all the amino-acids the correct forms? Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of abovementioned discussion, before I created them, so I just went ahead. Any comments are greatly appreciated. Mstroeck 00:46, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

The Peel Sessions (Thin Lizzy) ReplyEdit

You asked about "The Peel Sessions". There is just a hoard of Thin Lizzy's compilation albums, and for most of them you could just find the list of songs, and nobody really cares. The MOST important compilations are included, and nothing else is necessary. Just wanted to inform you if you're interested. Death2 00:07, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Scalable Vector GraphicsEdit

Could you save the picture commons:Image:FusionintheSun.png into Scalable Vector Graphics? I like it very much, and I want to use at Hungarian Wikipedia, and at SVG format it is more convenient to change the text, and Wikipedia Commons SVG. -- Harp 11:14, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

CoorHeaderEdit

I see you added a "CoorHeader" to Clifton Reynes. I havent come across one of these before, I can't see what effect it has, and I can't find it by searching templates. Do tell? --Concrete Cowboy 20:13, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

I just happened to see it on the page for London so I thought i'd try it out on that page too. I'm not sure if it's standard yet but it seems pretty good. -- Borb 23:16, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Halogenation in AlkeneEdit

Hi! I see your self-drawn halogenation mechanism in the article alkene but I think that it is incorrect. Halonium ion is formed instead of carbocation in observation. Only this can reason the anti addition nature of the reaction. Please help to change that. Thanks!--Dono 10:02, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

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Good job on the dynamo/commutator imageEdit

If you are interested in converting more of these old public domain Audels/Hawkins images, I have compiled them all into the article Hawkins Electrical Guide. I will replace the bitmaps with SVGs as they become available.

Can you make the label font size larger in this image?

 

When the image is shrunk to be used in articles, the label text is small and hard to read:

 

DMahalko (talk) 12:44, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I will make the labels bigger and I am working on redrawing more of these diagrams. -- Borb (talk) 13:11, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
By the way, I am drawing these in "parrot fashion" because I am not an electrician ;) If there are any mistakes or improvements that could be made to them then please tell me :) -- Borb (talk) 16:14, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

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The propagation of sound *does* obey the inverse square law in exactly the same way as electromagnetic radiation does. Sound *pressure* is not a valid equivalent to electromagnetic radiated power as a source – you are not comparing like with like. As the distance from the source increases, the acoustic *power* fall as the inverse square of the distance – double the distance means a quarter of the power, or 6·02dB; this equates to (and is the cause of) a halving of sound *pressure*, since pressure is proportional to the square root of power times radiation resistance, the latter being constant.

If my knowledge of acoustics is faulty, then please disregard the foregoing comments, if not, then maybe you might consider editing the relevant sections of the page accordingly.

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Question copied to here: Talk:Inverse-square law -- Borb (talk) 21:04, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

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COEdit

Hi Borb,

I like your artwork but I do not like your 'resonance' structures for CO. Two of the three do not have an octet on the carbon atom and that makes them too unlikely to contribute. Jcwf (talk) 04:51, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Borb,

See my user talk please. Jcwf (talk) 18:21, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much for translating into svg! Yes dots and lines are used pretty interchangeably. Meanwhile I have changed the CO page on the nl.wiki to tell the Languir-Pauling-MO story and included the MO diagram too. I mostly write for nl (my mothertongue) but I think I'll amend the en. page too at some point. Would you be willing to have a look at the MO diagram too? If it is a big hassle I can use the png version. (Although people will grumble, I suppose). How do I learn to do svg? Jcwf (talk) 18:58, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bomb&curid=47628&diff=247881566&oldid=247707173Edit

You removed the bomb icon. I ask if anyone could work it into the article in compliance with the manual of style, because this icon is very symbolic and I believe it's inclusion is essential. CompuHacker (talk) 00:50, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Transparencies in imagesEdit

I noticed that there was a note in the description of your fusion image not displaying properly when put into a document (Black background) and wondered if this might be due to the transparency? I've found this happens fairly often, but I also think you may have either corrected it and not remembered to change the image or something similar to that. ~ Estantia/Lizzie (On a side note, yay! Another person from Cambridgeshire!) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.25.186.24 (talk) 22:18, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

I do remember users reporting an issue with a black background. I can't find the specific page this was mentioned on, though. The problem is most likely due to the transparency in the image however, it is a problem with whatever rendering software those users were using, not with the image itself. Using a transparent background is recommended so that the user can overlay it on a background colour of their choice. Indeed, Wikipedia uses a lot of off-whites and without a transparent background you would get an ugly white square around the image.
I did notice the google images used to show the black background in their thumbnail cache, but they appear to have fixed this problem now. On a slightly related note, I just noticed that a lot of my images do use a white background. I will change these to a transparent background when I get the chance.
I actually live in Milton Keynes, fairly close to Cambs :) -- Borb (talk) 12:45, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
It's possibly just how different programs handle transparencies rather than the image itself as it varies from site to site (and sometimes within the same site), so it's probably just a bit of badly written handling code on their part. Do they let you upload versions which are transparent and some that are white? It would mean that if someone wanted to use it in a place that didn't have issues with transparency they wouldn't be forec to edit it/live with the white bg. ~Estantia

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Drawing NucleonsEdit

I really like the layout you use for nucleons in the CNO page

and related images. I am working on a library in http://d3js.org/ to draw atoms, and am wondering how you went about laying out the nucleons. Obviously, I'll need to algorithmize it, and given how aesthetically pleasing your layouts are, I figured I'd ask your advice :) David Souther (talk) 17:02, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

I laid them out by hand using Inkscape. I just did it so that they looked roughly like neat round clusters to my eyes. I have no idea how one would automate the laying out process really. Maybe by working out how many layers of particles you would need, laying them out layer by layer into perfect circles and then adding a small amount of "randomness" to each particle to make it look less rigid and more "alive". It's the sort of thing that just needs experimentation. I'd be interested to see your results if you do it. -- Borb (talk) 16:24, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
http://nucleo.souther.co/lib/canvas/ first blush. Uses an Archimedian spiral and a power scale, with one rotation per period of the atom on the table. Looks for L and Be, but acceptable for the rest. Work continues... with code here David Souther (talk) 00:47, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

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PhilosophyEdit

I saw your theory about the universe in the description of an image and I'd like to talk about it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spaghettification1 (talkcontribs) 03:06, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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