User:Mariordo

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This user is Citizen of the World, has set foot in 25 countries,
and has lived in Costa Rica, Brazil and the United States

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Mariordo
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Wiki qualifications
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es Este usuario tiene el español como lengua materna.
en-3 This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
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it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
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Wikiprojects
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My contributions
on all Wikipedia projects
Paullusmagnus-logo.JPG This user has been a Wikipedian since July 26th, 2007.
Edit count
(as of 16 August 2014)
23,883
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Ich schreibe Beiträge für die deutschsprachige Wikipedia.

I support German language Wikipedia with my contributions.
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Total edits
on all projects
34,370


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This user is from Costa Rica and lives in Brazil


My Favorite Quotations[edit]

My favorite green cities

Curitiba, Brazil
2010 Greenest Latin America City
First BRT implemented in the world

"The more I learn the more I know there is to know", or "The only true knowledge is knowledge of one's own ignorance", adapted from Socrates "I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance", as quoted in Lives of Eminent Philosophers

"The game of science is, in principle, without end. He who decides one day that scientific statements do not call for any further test, and that they can be regarded as finally verified, retires from the game".

Karl Popper, 1935, in "The Logic of Scientific Discovery"

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth", Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution".

Albert Einstein

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence", Carl Sagan.

"Our aim as scientists is objective truth; more truth, more interesting truth, more intelligible truth. We cannot reasonably aim at certainty. Once we realize that human knowledge is fallible, we realize also that we can never be completely certain that we have not made a mistake"

Karl Popper

"Passion (in any argument) is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", Gregory Benford.

"Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not"

Richard Dawkins

"The cardinal sin, when we are looking for truth of fact or wisdom of policy, is refusal to discuss, or action which blocks the discussion", Sidney Hook, in "The Ethics of Controversy"

"...(modern) science has become rather like the Catholic Church of Galileo's time, and about as receptive to criticism'", David Orrell, in "The Future of Everything"


"Financial models are no excuse for resting your brain", John Kay, in The Financial Times (2009-01-27)

"(Climate scientists) have too often mistaken real doubts for scurrilous attacks, and relied on mutual reinforcement rather than open debate, on authority rather than argument" in The Economist (2010-07-10).


"The best way to predict the future is to invent it", Alan Key, in Steve Jobs (biography)

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."

Niels Bohr

"Experts, when they try to forecast the future, are usually wrong", Freeman Dyson, in The Sun, The Genome, and The Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolution

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."

Richard Feynman

"If we are uncritical we shall always find what we want: we shall look for, and find, confirmations, and we shall look away from, and not see, whatever might be dangerous to our pet theories", Karl Popper

"You could give Aristotle a tutorial. And you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect. Yet not only can you know more than him about the world. You also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues"

Richard Dawkins

"Democracy will never be supplanted be a republic of experts - and that is a very good thing", Thomas Piketty

Who I am[edit]

Flag of Costa Rica.svg This user is from Costa Rica.
Flag of Brazil This user is a Wikipedian in Brazil and loving it!
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This user has set foot in 25 countries of the world.
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H This user attends or attended Harvard University.
Cal This user attends or attended the
University of California, Berkeley
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Rutherford atom.svg This user has a keen interest in physics.
Adamsmithout.jpg This user is interested in economics.
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ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.
Gnome-dev-camera.svg This user enjoys photography.
Ring Nebula This user enjoys the subject of astronomy.
Wikipedia-logo.png Editing Wikipedia is something this user does as a hobby.
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1RR This user prefers discussing changes on the talkpage rather than engaging in an edit war.
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Quality, not quantity. This user believes that a user's edit count

does not necessarily reflect on the value
of their contributions to Wikipedia.

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Congestion pricing to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Flexible-fuel vehicle to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Ethanol fuel in Brazil to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Mitsubishi i MiEV to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Capital Bikeshare to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Nissan Leaf to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Plug-in electric vehicle to good article status.
Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Chevrolet Volt to good article status.
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 14 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
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24,000+ This user has made over 24,000 contributions to Wikipedia articles.

My banners[edit]

Brazilian Star.svg The Brazil Star
You are awarded this barnstar for completely revamping after more than 70 edits the Ethanol fuel in Brazil article. So much information was added that this article that once had just 16 source citations now boasts over 85 source citations. Good Job! ⇨ EconomistBR ⇦ Talk 02:46, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Congratulations, Mariordo, on bringing Flexible-fuel vehicle up to GA. Well done! Johnfos (talk) 05:17, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your tireless and excellend work improving many articles on electric vehicles! Ebikeguy (talk) 19:45, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your work on electric vehicle warning sounds. It looks great what you did, I couldn't have done as good a job. - Epson291 (talk) 01:44, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Congratulations, you have contributed a large body of work to WP without sacrificing quality, and now have four excellent GA articles. Thank you for your efforts. You really are the kind of editor WP needs... Johnfos (talk) 22:12, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

This editor is a Senior Editor III and is entitled to display this Rhodium Editor Star.
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
It was an inspiration to see the way you worked through your holidays to bring yet more articles up to GA. Well done! Johnfos (talk) 21:27, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Environment Barnstar.png The Environmental Barnstar
For extensive, ongoing work on environmentally-important articles. Thank you! Ebikeguy (talk) 01:09, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Modest Barnstar.png The Modest Barnstar
Thanks for your recent contributions!-129.49.72.78 (talk) 19:11, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

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Dear Mariordo, You are an outstanding editor, contributing quality text (in various languages) and superb images. You have brought many articles up to FA and GA and created other recognised content. You are always polite and helpful with other editors. Well done... you really are a Superior Scribe... Johnfos (talk) 12:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thanks for the cleanup on Kia Soul EV. I was not aware when I created the article that it must contain the name of the car manufacturer in the title. I was able to read through the guidelines and now have a better understanding. You cleanup on the article is what led me there. Thanks again. CNMall41 (talk) 13:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

More quotations[edit]

Albert Einstein Memorial at the US National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C.

"... there is no need to know the truth of the actual matters, but one merely needs to have discovered some device of persuasion which will make one appear to those who do not know to know better than those who know", Socrates in Gorgias

"It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics", Richard Dawkins

There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinions..." Karl Popper

"I do not attempt to convert my opponents - I aim at converting their audience", David Goodman (DGG), Wiki Administrator

"I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws", attributed to Albert Einstein.

"Imagine there's no countries, ... No religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace..." John Lennon, Image, 1971.

My Favorite Fathers of Modern Science and Giordano Bruno, the First Martyr of Science

"As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail", Albert Einstein


My favorite natural and historical places[edit]

Lake Botos is an inactive crater located in the Poás Volcano National Park, Costa Rica.
Archaeological sites
Avenue of the Dead with the Pyramid of the Moon at the center and the Pyramid of the Sun at the right. Teotihuacán archaeological site, Mexico
Tikal, Mayan archaeological site, Guatemala.
Tazumal, Mayan archaeological site, El Salvador
San Andrés, Mayan archaeological site, El Salvador
Machu Picchu, Incan archaeological site, Peru
Historical sites
Louvre Museum and Napoléon Courtyard, Paris, France.

My Main Collaborations and To Do's[edit]

Astronomy, science, books, and personalities[edit]

2007-2014
Wiki English
Wiki Español
Wiki Português
Wiki Italiano
Astronomy & Science
Antarctica cooling controversy Cráter del Meteorito Barringer Impacto de meteorito em Carancas
Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature
Impact event Evento de impacto em Júpiter de 2009
Asteroid deflection strategies Asteroide 2007 WD5
99942 Apophis 99942 Apophis
2009 DD45 Asteroide 2009 DD45 Asteróide 2009 DD45
2008 TC3 Asteroide 2008 TC3 Asteróide 2008 TC3
Solar eclipse of July 11, 1991 Eclipse total del 11 de julio de 1991
2009 swine flu outbreak by country
2009 swine flu outbreak in Costa Rica Brote de gripe A (H1N1) en Costa Rica de 2009
Books
State of Fear
The Deniers
An Appeal to Reason
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
The Grand Design (book)
Personalities & other
Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer
Clodomiro Picado Twight Clodomiro Picado Twight
Claudia Poll Claudia Poll
David Neeleman Boris Johnson
La Nación (San José) Ford Taurus La Nación (Costa Rica)
Nicaragua–Costa Rica San Juan River border dispute
Azul Brazilian Airlines Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras Azul Linhas Aéreas

Urban transportation and highways[edit]

2007-2014
Wiki English
Wiki Español
Wiki Português
Sustainable Transportation & Road Engineering
Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge Puente Juscelino Kubitschek Ponte Juscelino Kubitschek
Aeropuerto Internacional Tobías Bolaños
Curitiba's Rede Integrada de Transporte Rede Integrada de Transporte Rede Integrada de Transporte
Highway Capacity Manual Manual de Capacidad de Carreteras Manual de Capacidade de Vias
Intelligent Transportation Systems Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte TransMilenio
Transportation Demand Management Administración de la demanda del transporte Transantiago
Traffic enforcement camera Control automático de infracciones de tránsito Fiscalização eletrônica do tráfego
Seat belt use rates in the USA
Traffic estimation and prediction system Viajes compartidos en automóvil Carona solidária
Toll roads Peaje Pedágio
Electronic toll collection Cobro electrónico de peajes Cobrança eletrônica de pedágio
List of bus rapid transit systems Autobús de tránsito rápido Veículo leve sobre pneus
High-occupancy vehicle lane
Car sharing Carsharing Carsharing
Zipcar Zipcar Zipcar
Car2Go
Autolib' DYK (2012-02-03)
SmartBike DC
Capital Bikeshare GA
DYK (2010-10-11)
Bike Rio Bike Rio Bike Rio
Bay Area Bike Share DYK (2013-09-30)
Masdar City
Congestion pricing
Road space rationing Restricción vehicular Rodízio de veículos de São Paulo
Congestion pricing Symbol support vote.svg GA Tarifas de congestión Tarifação de congestionamento
London congestion charge Featured article star.svg FA Peaje urbano de Londres Artículo bueno.svg AB Portagem urbana de Londres
New York congestion pricing Tarifas de congestión de Nueva York Taxa de congestionamento de Nova Iorque
San Francisco congestion pricing DYK (2009-03-04) Tarifas de congestión de San Francisco Taxa de congestionamento de San Francisco
Stockholm congestion tax Impuesto de congestión de Estocolmo Imposto de congestionamento de Estocolmo
Singapore Area Licensing Scheme
Electronic Road Pricing (Hong Kong)
Electronic Road Pricing (Singapore) Tarifas de congestión de Singapur Taxa de congestionamento de Cingapura
Ecopass Ecopass Ecopass
Milan Area C DYK (2012-03-02)
Peak car
Road pricing

Alternative fuel and vehicles[edit]

2007-2014
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Wiki Português
Wiki Italiano
Alternative and clean fuels
Ethanol fuel Etanol (combustible)
Common ethanol fuel mixtures Gasohol Misturas comuns do álcool combustível
Sustainable biofuels
Food vs fuel Dilema alimentos o biocombustibles
Ethanol fuel in BrazilSymbol support vote.svg GA Etanol como combustible en Brasil Álcool combustível no Brasil
History of ethanol fuel in BrazilSymbol support vote.svg GA
Indirect land use change impacts of biofuelsSymbol support vote.svg GA
Ethanol fuel by country
Ethanol fuel in the United States
Low-carbon fuel standard Estándar de combustibles bajos en carbono Padrão de combustível de baixa emissão de carbono
Advanced and clean vehicles
Flexible-fuel vehicle GA Vehículo de combustible flexible Veículo flex
Flexible-fuel vehicles in Brazil GA
Flexible-fuel vehicles in the United States
Alternative fuel vehicle Vehículo de combustible alternativo Veículo de combustível alternativo
Zero-emissions vehicle Vehículo de cero emisiones Veículo de zero emissões
Plug-in electric vehicle GA
Plug-in electric vehicles in the United States
Plug-in electric vehicles in Japan
Plug-in electric vehicles in Norway
Plug-in electric vehicles in the United Kingdom
Plug-in electric vehicles in the Netherlands
Hybrid electric vehicle
Hybrid electric vehicles in the United States
Hybrid Scorecard DYK (2011-08-18)
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle Vehículo híbrido eléctrico enchufable Automóvel híbrido plug-in
Government incentives for plug-in electric vehicles
Electric vehicle warning sounds GA
DYK(2010-07-09)
Plug-in electric vehicle fire incidents
Miles per gallon gasoline equivalent
Range anxiety
Hybrid vehicle
Electric car
Electric car use by country
History of the electric vehicle
History of plug-in hybrids
Hybrid taxi
Natural gas vehicle
Green vehicle
Electric bicycle
Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
Fuel cell bus Ônibus movido a hidrogênio
Google driverless car
General Motors EV1 General Motors EV1 General Motors EV1
Toyota RAV4 EV
Toyota Prius
Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford Fusion Hybrid
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Ford C-Max Hybrid
Honda CR-Z Honda CR-Z Honda CR-Z
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Ford Escape Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Honda Vezel
Toyota Prius v DYK (2011-01-23) Toyota Prius V Toyota Prius V Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius c Toyota Prius c Toyota Prius c
Chevrolet Volt GA Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt
Nissan Leaf GA Nissan Leaf Nissan Leaf
Mitsubishi i-MiEV GA Mitsubishi i MiEV MiEV
Ford C-Max Energi Ford C-Max Energi Ford C-Max Energi
Tesla Roadster
Tesla Model S
Fisker Karma
Chevrolet Spark EV
BYD F3DM BYD F3DM BYD F3DM
BYD Qin
BYD e6
Th!nk City
Wheego Whip
Smart electric drive
Bolloré Bluecar
Coda (electric car)
Ford Focus Electric
Honda Fit EV
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
BYD F6DM BYD F6DM
Renault Fluence Z.E.
Tazzari Zero
Mia electric
Lumeneo Neoma
Azure Transit Connect Electric
Boulder Electric Vehicle
Mini E
BMW ActiveE
Mahindra e2o
Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric
Hyundai BlueOn
Dodge Ram 1500 Plug-in Hybrid
Elantra LPI Hybrid
Jaguar C-X75 DYK (2010-10-14)
3D Express Coach DYK (2010-08-21)
Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
BMW Mega City Vehicle DYK (2010-08-05) now BMW i3
BMW i8
Lotus CityCar
Renault Twizy
Hiriko Hiriko
General Motors EN-V
CityCar DYK (2010-10-27)
Car Allowance Rebate System
Monroney sticker
Motor vehicle DYK(2011-08-25)
List of flexible-fuel vehicles by car manufacturer
List of modern production plug-in electric vehicles
Organizations
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport Junta de Recursos del Aire de California
EnviroCAB
RechargeIT
Better Place Better Place Project Better Place
Washington Auto Show
Green Car Congress
Green Car Journal
CalCars
Green Car Vision Award

Sustainable development and economics[edit]

2007-2014
Wiki English
Wiki Español
Wiki Português
Tourism
Tourism Turismo Turismo
Tourism in Costa Rica Turismo en Costa Rica Turismo na Costa Rica
Tourism in Brazil Turismo en Brasil Turismo no Brasil Featured article star.svg FA Main page on 2009-03-05
Tourism in Mexico Turismo en México Turismo no México
Ecotourism Turismo ecológico Ecoturismo
Costa Rican Tourism Board
Economy & Sustainable development
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report Índice de Competitividad en Viajes y Turismo Índice de Competitividade em Viagens e Turismo
Organization for Tropical Studies Organización para Estudios Tropicales
Environmental Performance Index Índice de Desempeño Ambiental Índice de Desempenho Ambiental
Global Competitiveness Report Índice de Competitividad Global
Economy of Costa Rica Economía de Costa Rica

Cities, regions and countries[edit]

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Wiki Português
Geography & Countries
Central America América Central Central America
Latin America Latinoamérica América Latina
Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica
Brasilia Brasilia BrasíliaFeatured article star.svg FA Main page on 2009-04-20
Meeting of Waters Encuentro de las Aguas Encontro das Águas
Cuenca del Caribe
Anexo:Volcanes de Costa Rica
Anexo:Playas de Costa Rica
Sudeste de Brasil Región Sudeste de Brasil
Centro-Oeste de Brasil Región Centro-Oeste de Brasil

Top pictures in Wikimedia Commons by usage[edit]

Most used pictures taken and uploaded by User:Mariordo in Wiki pages/projects (any language more than ten pages)


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This user has visited 13 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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"Brazil is the country of the future... and it always will be."

— Popular and time-honoured Brazilian joke, inspired by Stefan Zweig, an Austrian who wrote the book "Brazil, Land of the Future" praising his new homeland


Banners created by Mariordo[edit]

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This user is from Costa Rica and lives in Brazil




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This user is from Costa Rica and lives in the U.S.




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