# User talk:Billlion

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## photos of alan turing building

Hi. Now that it's summer (you wanted to wait for a sunny day...) maybe you would be able to take some new photos? both inside and outside are more finished now. regards, Marmelad (talk) 20:08, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

## Ole Nydahl article

Hello, I see that you have been active in editing the Ole Nydahl article. Recently it seems that unbalanced edits are being made to this article, mainly that well-sourced quotes are being removed from the controversies section of the article. I have recently reverted some of these edits before creating this account, but I can only do so much without breaking the 3 revert rule. I ask that you help keep the article balanced, and in accord with Wikipedia guidelines.

Best regards, 87.56.199.8 (talk) 01:12, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

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## JCM telescope

this article, on which you have edited, contains a statement re. the completion of scuba-2 in early 2008. this needs updating. is the detector online? thx.Toyokuni3 (talk) 14:33, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry I don't know.Billlion (talk) 14:52, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

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## Nice work with electrical impedance tomography

Good work with the EIT article. I found it to be surprisingly informative and well-written given the relatively small number of editors who have given it attention. I did make a few fixups mostly to bring it into conformity with MoS. Robert K S (talk) 18:56, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

## Ancoats

I think the URL in question is www.mm2manchester.com. Whether it's any good as a source, I have no idea. Regards, Mr Stephen (talk) 18:11, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

## higher-dimensional Möbius transformations

Hi Billion -- I've added a comment at Talk:Möbius_transformation#Higher_dimensions regarding higher-dimensional Möbius transformations. Joriki (talk) 08:57, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

## 4th floor Alan Turing

Hi Bill, the 4th floor is not just plant space, there is a kitchen, 3 large labs, clean room, shielded room, network hub room, server room, cleaners cupboard and a loo ;-) - All 'user space' so I think is worth including. Cheers, Ant Holloway.

Thanks, you are right my mistake. Is it documented somewhere?Billlion (talk) 18:19, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

## File:Fish at Lakes Aquarium Cumbria.jpg

My pleasure to help you illustrate your article. Thanks for the Flickr courtesy note. Computerjoe's talk 17:11, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

## Thanks

Thanks for your input at the SSEM article on the thorny issue of what arithmetic operations it implemented. I'm conscious that I may be too close to it to always be entirely objective, and perhaps sometimes too protective, but I was deeply unhappy about the recent addition. --Malleus Fatuorum 23:24, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

I hope I added to the clarity. Its not clear to everyone that subtraction and conditional branching is enough so it could be explained a bit better.Billlion (talk) 23:28, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree, and thanks once again for clarifying what I must admit I thought was obvious. --Malleus Fatuorum 23:30, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

## Help

Hi, I'm posting this on your (and other members of the Maths Wikiproject) talk as we need editors who are knowledgeable about Mathematics to evaluate the following discussion and check out the editors and articles affected. Please follow the link below and comment if you can help.

Thankyou. Exxolon (talk) 18:01, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Could you please have a look over at Radon transform. There is an editor insistent upon adding another reference to the article, to a recent book by Gabor Herman. (This same editor, incidentally, is spamming the same reference over many related articles.) Initially I removed it because it already has enough references—many of which were presumably used in writing it, some were added awhile back by you I think. The editor then re-inserted the reference, claiming on my talk page that it was superior to the others (a dubious claim that I have replied to). At any rate, while I will certainly defend my decision to remove the reference, I'm ultimately not that invested in it one way or the other. An outside opinion would be helpful here. Thanks, Sławomir Biały (talk) 16:40, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

See Talk:Radon transformBilllion (talk) 19:28, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

## Unreferenced BLPs

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1. Doug Scott - Find sources: "Doug Scott" – books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

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## math notation

Hello. This edit prompts some comments.

TeX is sophisticated. If you write 4 \mathrm{sup}_f A, it looks like this:

$4 \mathrm{sup}_f A\,$

But if you write 4 \sup_f A, it looks like this:

$4 \sup_f A\,$

The difference is not only that the ƒ appears directly under "sup", but also that spacing before and after "sup" is automatically provided according to standard style conventions (note the space between 4 and sup in the second case and the lack of such space in the first case), and in some contexts, the size gets adjusted according to standard usages. Michael Hardy (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Michael, that was a subtlety I missed.Billlion (talk) 06:17, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks! Billlion (talk) 06:18, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

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## Proposed Tibetan naming conventions

A few months ago, I posted a new proposal for Tibetan naming conventions, i.e. conventions that can be used to determine the most appropriate titles for articles related to the Tibetan region. This came out of discussions about article titles on Talk:Qamdo and Talk:Lhoka (Shannan) Prefecture. I hope that discussions on the proposal's talk page will lead to consensus in favour of making these conventions official, but so far only a few editors have left comments. If you would be interested in taking a look at the proposed naming conventions and giving your opinion, I would definitely appreciate it. Thanks — Nat Krause(Talk!·What have I done?) 22:08, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

## Françoise Tisseur

Thanks for the changes you've made to the article. If you add a stub template to an article then it's a good idea to check the talk page to see what class the article was carrying. It was listed as a start-class. I've changed that to stub-class to avoid inconsistencies. It's worth making sure you check the talk page before making changes to articles. Thanks again for the edits, and keep up the good work. 03:22, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

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ThanksBilllion (talk) 13:08, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

## Category:Mathematical physicists

Hi,

for some strange reason, Jean Ginibre appears in the category under 'J' (and not under 'G'). Do you accidentally know how to fix this? (I am asking you since you created the category, I apologise if this is the completely wrong address).

Best, Sasha (talk) 03:32, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

I fixed it with the Defaultsort template, have a look and see how I did that. Billlion (talk) 05:41, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
thanks!Sasha (talk) 05:50, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

## Isn't that other article a POV fork?

Re 'Mongol invasions'. There are 2 POVs. The Tibetan religious historical tradition see negotiations with the Mongols from 1206 to 1251 as precluding invasion by an agreement between the Mongols as the Sa-skya religious authority. The essentially Sinocentric view cites a cavalry incursion that burnt two monasteries to the north of Lhasa and killed several hundred monks in 1240 as an 'invasion'. 34 years ago, Wylie showed these are just POVs simplying a period which, for the obscurity of testimonies, we know little about, and the misinformation is repeated in many secondary sources. But it is certain that there was no 'Mongol invasion' of Tibet (the whole ununified plateau) in the sense that there was a Mongol invasion of 19 other countries in that century. The 'main article' is no such thing. It cites a few sources, but is thinner in substantive detail than the History of Tibet section I was editing. A lot of these pages seem intent on establishing retroactively the modern Chinese case for sovereignty over Tibet (which it indeed now exercises) on the basis of (a)Mongols unified China (b)Tibet acceded to Mongol claims for submission (c)therefore China's claim to Tibet dates from these invents. On this principle, China's soverenty extends to Hunbgary and Baghdad. I'm not interested in POV battles. I'm interested in what the best academic intelligence says about the specific facts of any period, and the word 'invasion' here is inappropriate.Nishidani (talk) 13:27, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

I see your argument and it certainly has a lot of merit, but I think you should edit the main article first Mongol invasions of Tibet(especially change the title to Mongol incursions in to Tibet) even if it is a fairly poor atrticle, or at least have the debate on the talk page and then change History of Tibet to agree. As you say you will be up against editors who seem to advocate a view that supports the Chinese calim to soverenty over Tibet on that atricle as well. Perhaps citing academic articles that confirm at least that there are two points of view might be the way forward?Billlion (talk) 14:50, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

## Metal detector split tag

I am trying to clear up the backlog of split tags. Taking a quick look, I think the proposal to split the article was opposed and would therefore have removed the split tag. If you have a clear idea on what you want then I suggest that you do it, otherwise the split tag ought to go. It has been on rather a long time. regards Op47 (talk) 18:31, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

I suggest we drop the split tag. I only know about certain non-controversial aspects of metal detectors and it needs some diplomacy and understanding to do the split well, so as to reduce rather than fuel edit wars. Billlion (talk) 23:10, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks I have changed the tag to GFDL-self to make it unambiguous. I think the message is a bit strange as it seems to ask fro a source, as though copying images from other websites rather than making them oneself was the norm. Billlion (talk) 16:45, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

## Bach, Cotton, Lanczos, Schouten tensors

Hi Billlion. I noticed you are one of few active editors to have meaningfully edited the Cotton tensor article. I've recently made some major changes to the Lanczos tensor article. Perhaps you'd be interested in improving it or know someone else who is. Similar pages that could use some attention are Bach tensor and Schouten tensor. Teply (talk) 23:41, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

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## CFD

Hi Billlion -- I posted the Adams Prize recipients category on CFD for discussion; per WP:OCAT#Award, award winners are usually better listed on the award pages rather than categorized. Please feel free to join the discussion; notice + link is posted below. --Lquilter (talk) 02:27, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

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