# User talk:BozMo

## Messages

Please put messages at foot. I will delete them when I have read them. If you are replying to a message I left I don't mind where you reply but try to keep conversations together. If you are offering to help with the Schools DVD I would be very glad to hear from you. There is loads to do at present and we are working through the new subject index:

The new selection of articles is about two weeks away. We are still hand checking version numbers (yawn) and still aiming for about 5500 articles to fit on a DVD. Just to update the selection of articles has just moved off wiki to allow a quicker automated run but it will come back. --BozMo talk 06:58, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

## Barnstars

Thank you for the appreciation which I have moved off as they clutter the page. --BozMo talk 18:35, 20 July 2008 (UTC)=

## UK list of articles

Hello Bozmo! Am a Wikipedian from Kenya and we did a pilot of distributing offline Wikipedia using the ZIM file that was based on the UK curriculum. The pilot was successful but from the feed back we have received from the pilot beneficiaries is that the content was lacking locally relevant content. We have listened to their call and now we would like to compile a new Zim file with the help of Emmanuel. We had a meeting with Emmanuel and he advised that we have a list of all articles that we would like to be in the new Zim. We have the Kenyan list which is still being compiled. We however lack the UK list and that brings me to my question; Do you know where I can get the list? Thank you in advance leave reply here I will watch -- ₫ӓ₩₳ Talk to Me. Email Me. 19:04, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Given that there is no great limit to the number of articles perhaps combining all the lists would be best? A lot of our users are in Africa. --BozMo talk 06:21, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes we would like to combine the UK based list to the Kenyan based curriculum list. The Kenyan curriculum shares quite a great deal of topics/study areas with the UK curricular. I don't know whether this is a result of the fact that they colonized Kenya? Anyway can you access the UK based list or is it in your reach? leave reply here I will watch -- ₫ӓ₩₳ Talk to Me. Email Me. 09:36, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
Yep although we are mid update so waiting a little might be better. --BozMo talk 18:55, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

## Template:Peacock

When updating wording in templates such as Template:Peacock, please be careful not to break the other features of the template! Your recent edit lost the dating, correct categorization, and the use inside {{multiple issues}}. If you need help, feel free to ask me or to ask at the template's talk page. Anomie 12:22, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, sorry, as I replied to you it was a deep revert and I missed improvements in the meantime. --BozMo talk 13:09, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
In case you're not watching the page: Someone has questioned your change at Template talk:Peacock#Changes 26 Sep 2012. Anomie 23:04, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

## Roberto Unger lede

Dear BozMo, I rewrote the lede of the Roberto Unger article in order to excise all traces of a "peacock." If you have a moment could I trouble you to direct your browser that way and offer any more suggestions you might have? Thanks! Archivingcontext (talk) 08:37, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

It looks ok to me now. --BozMo talk 10:37, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

## Ronz

Ta William M. Connolley (talk) 18:57, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

I reverted the template only because I could think of no constructive outcome possible. Aside WP:DTTR there was also the matter that if an edit war existed he was party to it. However, your edit summaries on the article were a bit snarky..don't lets turn the clock back. --BozMo talk 19:06, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

## nonlinear expertise

I enjoyed the video you link to on your user page. I wonder why you don't take a crack at understanding the climate model diagnostic literature. I've always been disappointed at the silence of the nonlinear mathematics community, when the models are the only evidence for net positive feedback to CO2 forcing in the current climate regime. Correlated error several times larger than the energy imbalance being attributed and projected is documented in the literature, model "agreement" with other models and "matching" of the climate is claimed but poorly defined. Model ensembles are assumed to cancel random error, not true in nonlinear systems, and credibility is claimed despite correlated error, which can't be "cancelled" even in the linear case. No attempts are made to define an error range for model projections, the reported ranges are just the results of different models run against different future emission scenarios. I don't think trying to edit on the wikipedia articles would be productive, but the nonlinear mathematics community could help bring a dose of reality to the methods and claims. I actually think the models are remarkable achievements, but they won't be ready to attribute or project a phenomenon this small for two or three more generations. I'm a little pessimistic because there hasn't been much tangible progress in the last 4 years. regards.--Africangenesis (talk) 14:56, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

It is decades since I did any original research. However I did work for a while on modelling nonlinear systems at the edge of understanding; like turbulent shocked explosions; and I do broadly sympathise with the view that even a fairly complete understanding of existing balances is very likely to lead to incorrect extrapolation as soon as you venture away from known data. However, my view on this would not be notable. Feyman was notable and did write some things about unquantifiable uncertainty which ordinarily I would try to get in to the Global Warming articles but the topic is such a causalty of POV warriors that I don't have the appetite to try. --BozMo talk 15:09, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
Do you have a cite for the Feynman, I wouldn't be fortunate enough to have it in my "Lectures on Physics" would I?--Africangenesis (talk) 15:24, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
It is touched on in What Do You Care What Other People Think? but I think you might have to look at the transcript of the Rogers Commission Report. --BozMo talk 15:45, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

## BP Mist mountain

Hi BozMo, thanks for your comment in support of my request to remove the Mist mountain project subsection from the BP article. As both you and Beagel are in agreement about removing the section and there's been no other comments, would you be willing to remove the section? Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 06:03, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

## Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

If you would care to comment on the DRN, your input would be welcome. Pelarmian (talk) 09:44, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

## BP structure suggestion

Hi BozMo, last week I proposed a suggestion for a new structure for the "Environmental record" and "Accidents" sections of the BP article. This is something that I had previously proposed in December, but discussion of the article's introduction overshadowed the proposal. So far, Beagel, Petrarchan and Martin Hogbin have commented, however none have made the changes I suggest. (Beagel and Petrarchan are both busy on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill page at the moment.) Because you've been involved in discussions on the BP page before, I would like to hear your thoughts on the structure I propose and see if you would be willing to put this into place. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 17:01, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

## From WMC talk; maths homework answer

Using the AM/GM inequality or otherwise prove that for all positive reals a; b; c; d,

$a^4b + b^4c + c^4d + d^4a \ge abcd(a + b + c + d)$

Hint: You need to construct an AM/GM inequality with 50+ terms in it which are each of one of four values: $a^2b, b^2c, c^2d, d^2a$, chosen carefully so that the root in the GM comes out as an integer power. Then sum the resulting AM/GM over its cyclic permutations a>b>c>d>a to get the required result

This only leaves the question of why set something so hard in the first place. Several possible explanations exist. --BozMo talk 20:39, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

What does AM/GM mean? 85.230.137.182 (talk) 02:46, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Arthimetic Mean/Geometric Mean see Inequality of arithmetic and geometric means --BozMo talk 11:02, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

## Nomination of Dick and Enid Eyeington for deletion

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