User:A13ean

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Hello![edit]

I contribute to all sorts of articles on Wikipedia, particularly to those on physics. I am also glad to assist in translating material from German into English, and can help evaluate German-language sources. I occasionally patrol for vandalism on school pages using the watchlist linked at the bottom of this page.

I edited as an IP for some time until I decided that this edit was too good to be forgotten, which spurred me to make my own account.

Pages I have started[edit]

Articles

Essays

Quotes[edit]

And please, stay calm. No matter what eddy currents are doing, discussions definitely should transform energy into useful work, not into heat. — HHHIPPO 22:51, 31 October 2012 (UTC) [1]

It is difficult or impossible to make any progress with anyone whose starting point is "my opinion is so obviously The Truth that nobody could possibly disagree with me in good faith. Therefore, anyone who expresses disagreement with me must be part of a conspiracy against me." Also, Wikipedia supposedly works on consensus, but if any agreement among editors is interpreted as evidence that they must be in a conspiracy, then the whole concept of consensus breaks down. If we have those two things combined together, we get a mindset that interprets any agreement with one's own position as proof that there is consensus, and any agreement with an opposing position as proof that there is an evil conspiracy. The fundamental problem with conspiracy theorists is that they are so determined to keep their paranoid view of the universe that they are completely deaf to anything that goes against that view: you can offer as many reasons as you like to think that there is no monstrous conspiracy going on, but the conspiracy theorists genuinely will not hear what you are saying. Not a lot one can do. JamesBWatson (talk) 08:48, 8 August 2013 (UTC)[2]

Original images[edit]

I have uploaded a number of images to the Wikimedia Commons. Please feel free to use them as long as you reference this account or the source page as required by the license. This page is an excellent example. Please note that this also applies to non-web use; the TI band structure diagram below was used in at least three talks at the 2012 American Physical Society March Meeting without any attribution as is required under the license =)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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