Talk:Timeline of historic inventions

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Telegraph[edit]

No mention of the telegraph that led to wireless telegraph, radio, and telephone. mawriz (talk) 21:38, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

radar and nuke[edit]

both invented during ww2 are missing. 50.9.97.53 (talk) 20:51, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Ridicolous Im afraid the page about the "Timeline of historic inventions" is completely non-scientific: a part from listing inventions with little or no impact on the history of mankind, such as games instead of great discoveries, i also have to say that i think it completely overestimates the importance of china and chinese civilization, very often with ludicrous and unimportant inventions, im afraid just to suggest that chinese "did something"...this is what i think by first glance... One thing is sure...in the timeline of great inventions of mankind you put the "invention" of a chinese card GAME in the 9 century, and you DONT PUT little things like NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND NUCLEAR ENERGY AND RADAR, and stuff like that? something is seriously wrong, i think the page is so ridicolous it should be deleted...thanks for the attention — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.20.92.254 (talk) 21:00, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Many concerns about this list[edit]

I see people complaining left and right about this list. Its scope can either be better defined, or we probably should delete it. Cheers, Λuα (Operibus anteire) 18:43, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Define it, then. Mdw0 (talk) 14:14, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Return it to the way it was circa 2010. It way much more informative then, even if it didn't meet your standards. Stop letting the perfect get in the way of the good. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.157.102.91 (talk) 02:28, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Knots[edit]

There are many different knots which have different properties:

  • knots that are tight and are difficult to undo
  • knots that are loose and can be undone
  • knots to tie ropes of the same size
  • knots to tie ropes of different sizes
  • knots that can be tied one-handed, such as in Falconry.
  • knots for securing the end of ropes, so that they cannot unravel.
  • splices that join two ropes "smoothly" so that they can pass through say pulleys.

Since ropes and string are perishable, evidence of early knots may be difficult to find and date. Tabletop (talk) 04:29, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Article not remotely B class[edit]

Off the top of my head, the article doesn't even cover:

-radio -jet engines -electric motors -microprocessors

These are not what you could call tiny omissions, and if I can come up with 4 such major omissions in under 5 minutes, the article clearly is not in any way suitable for even a casual reference source; and this would likely continue to be so even if they were added, I did not need to try hard to find these.

I have therefore downgraded it to C-Class, and there's an argument that it should be start class; it clearly is not B-class.GliderMaven (talk) 13:55, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

I have no problem with the class downgrade. I just noticed that the criticism of the content came without examples, which we now have - something to work on. Mdw0 (talk) 05:44, 5 November 2013 (UTC)