User talk:Finlay McWalter

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Leave new messages at the bottom please[edit]

continued tolling and block evasion[edit]

Please see by a different IP, in relation to your block of Apparently this person is willing to evade all blocks to edit war. μηδείς (talk) 17:57, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


I think you didn't mean to link to "EEVblog #636 - FPGA Demo Boards - DE0 Nano" in that talk page notice, right? ViperSnake151  Talk  15:56, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Oops, silly me. Thanks for catching that :) -- Finlay McWalterTalk 16:01, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Finlay, it seems we share an interest in (or at least knowledge of :) 2d shooters - in case you're not already familiar, I highly recommend ABA games' entries to the genre [1]. Cheers, SemanticMantis (talk) 16:03, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks again for your answers at the entertainment ref desk FW. I sure remember the 2005 United States Grand Prix. It is still one of the oddest races I've seen. In the wikiarticle for the race the lead has the following sentence:

It was later revealed that the Michelin-shod teams could have potentially exposed themselves to criminal liability under Indiana state law had they competed.

But I can't find any followup to that in the body of the article - Now I read through it twice but that doesn't mean that I might not have missed something :-) I am wondering what law they would have been criminally liable under. If you think clarification could be added to the article that would be great. OTOH if you think that article is okay as is that is fine as well. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 17:44, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

It would presumably be normal workplace health-and-safety laws, which are basically comparable in at least most western countries. The drivers are employees, and employers (the teams) are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure their workers have a safe working environment. The inherent danger of motorsport, and the drivers' awareness of and consent to that danger, might go some way to reducing the risk of a prosecution, but certainly not entirely. It's a bit like a firefighter - everyone knows a firefighter's job is intrinsically dangerous, and most on-duty injuries of firefighters aren't held to be the fire department's fault - but if the fire department knowingly provided some equipment (say breathing masks) that it knew to be defective, that could be criminal neglect. That's, broadly speaking, the argument in the prosecution of the Williams people following the Death of Ayrton Senna. But I don't know anything about the specific law. For Wikipedia's purposes, it doesn't really matter - so long as we have a WP:RS that cites the teams saying that they thought it might run that risk, that's all we need to say. -- Finlay McWalterTalk 18:10, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the detailed reply. While the sentence in question is not sourced there might be one later in the article. Again, I appreciate the time you took in looking into this. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 18:21, 25 May 2015 (UTC)