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Adding Indic text[edit]

Hello Jon,

You might want to take a look at WP:INDIC for information on Indic texts. Under the section "Inputting Indic Text", it tells you how to go about adding texts for different languages (on different OSes). This is probably what you want to look at. Otherwise, you can go to the specific language page and look up the unicode values for the specific characters you wish to input. The latter method is more cumbersome, so you probably want to look at the information in WP:INDIC. Hope this helps you! If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. And welcome to Wikipedia! --vi5in[talk] 19:35, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure I understand your question exactly; do you mean the Hindi Wikipedia? That's a wikipedia that's written entire in Hindi. I guess I'm not sure what you meant by "load a particular language". --vi5in[talk] 19:26, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
Jon, I believe the information you are seeking is further down the page that vi5in sent you. It depends what operating system you are using, Window 3.1 thru NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh; find your OS and follow those instructions to enable your computer to enter Devanāgarī script. Hoof Hearted 17:57, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

Hello Jon Ascton, do you need help with something? --KFP (talk | contribs) 14:56, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Hi. To put an image on your user page, you have to upload the image via Special:Upload and release it under a free license. If you own the rights to the image, you can select a free license of your choosing from the "Licensing" drop-down list. Wikipedia uses the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), and there are some other compatible licenses. See Wikipedia:Uploading images for more info and if you have further questions, feel free to ask me on my talk page. --KFP (talk | contribs) 15:56, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Battle at Princeton[edit]

Hello - I haven't found an image of the original work by John Trumbull, although there is a large collection of Trumbull's work at the Yale University Art Gallery. The image that is found everywhere appears to be in the New York Public Library and is an engraving of Trumbull's work by John Rogers. The title of the painting/engraving is "Battle at Princeton". Hope this helps. Rmasbury 13:57, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

India quick links[edit]

utcursch | talk 10:21, 1 June 2007 (UTC)


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Re:Hi[edit]

Hi Jagmohan, thanks for your note... There are actually lots of women here on Wikipedia... I checked out your website and found it interesting. I have a wide range of interests, including Hinduism and spiritual matters... You seem to read a lot, like me. :-P What are you reading at the moment? --BorgQueen 10:34, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

R C Majumdar[edit]

I replied to your inquiry on my Talk page. (I prefer to keep conversation threads intact.) rudra 07:01, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


13 Ghosts[edit]

Geez, I'll have to do some research. You mean the recent movie, not the original, right? Just out of curiousity, why did you ask me? Czolgolz 12:58, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Are you sure you don't have me confused with someone else? I only ever saw that movie once. Then again, I'm a librarian, so I never back away from research. Was the song instrumental or did it have lyrics? Czolgolz 00:56, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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Amerigo Bonasera[edit]

The full text of the article before deletion was:

"Amerigo Bonasera Is The Corleone under taker."

The article was deleted for lack of context, but can be recreated if you can expand the article to explain its significance. Tim! (talk) 17:42, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

hi[edit]

Hi, It is a well known fact that the Calcutta "riots" were started by "Direct Action" of Suharwardy. Concelling this fact, and 'secularising' this disaster by throwing the allegation at 'all' communities is something absurd and unjustifiable like Holocaust Denial. It is not going to help anyone (not even your muslim "brothers"). Hey Ram was an incrediblly daring and to-the-point thing, an extremly rare piece of work in our shamelessly secular society. The least we can do is to tell world what this movie meant. (Such films are not made everyday because of censor.)However if your POV is too dear to you you can keep it your way. You can even put 100% blame on the hindus, if you think that will bring communal harmony.

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  • Comment – Hey Jon Ascton talk the one thing I can say about Wikipedia is that a majority of the Editors are more than willing, as you put it to take that ; “..incredibly daring and to-the-point thing” article and improve upon it. However, the one thing that will not be tolerate, is an individual pushing her/his WP:POV point of view to the extent that it disallows other individuals, groups or other affected parties to express their thoughts. In the mean time, as an individual, with his or her own believes, “Happy Holidays". Shoessss |  Chat  20:46, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

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Own picture[edit]

Hi Jon, uploading your own pic for use on your userpage is fine, as long as it is copyright-free and you're happy that other people can take or alter the image. It's an explicit exception to the general rule that images must be "encyclopedic"

Upload your pic at Commons, the central library for all Wikimedia projects, and put "[[Category:Wikipedians]]" at the bottom. You can call the pic into your userpage in exactly the same way as before, and it'll be good practice for any more encyclopedic pics you want to upload. The guidance at Commons is pretty good, but if you have any probs or queries, I'm happy to help. Best, JackyR | Talk 18:40, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Reply to your query[edit]

Hi, this is in reply to your query about Nihang and Akali. The Akali word when used in the form of an adjective refers to somebody/something that is "pertaining to Akaal or the supreme power" or in simple words "Divine". In the form of a Noun it refers to somebody who is:-

  1. An admirer and follower of Akaal ie. the admirer and follower of Supreme Power.
  2. Khalsa of waheguru.
  3. this word is also used for Nihangs

Some of the qualities of an Akali human are that the person should be:-

  1. Admirer and follower of the "Supreme Power" and its laws.
  2. Though present in the material world, is unique and is not attached too much to that material world.
  3. Earns his/her bread by hard work and considers begging as "haraam" (highly illegitimate).
  4. Considers happiness/good-times and sorrow/bad-times as both the same under the divine law and part of day to day life. (Particularly, this is in reference to Guru Nanak's philosophy in AGGS where he mentions that "dukh" and "sukh" both have to be faced in this world and asking for only "sukhs" from the Supreme Power is a futile effort and is bound to be rejected.)
  5. A person who selflessly works for social cause and protects the Gurdwara's and is always conscious and ready for the struggle for the righteous cause.
  6. A person who does not perform the "pooja" of any other "devi" or "devs" but is only the follower and believer of "One Supreme" Akaal and abides by the tenth Sikh guru Gobind Singh

There is a subtle difference between the usage of the words Nihung and Akali. Nihung word in common day to day language has become synonymous with all the people who are born in the Nihung familes. However, the acts of such a person may disqualify him/her from being called an Akali. Similarly, in common day to day language the people of Punjab and neighboring states have begun to call the politicians of the "Akali Dal" political party as "Akali's", however in literary sense they should not be called so.
Hope the above helps, let me know if you have further questions. ---- A. S. AulakhTalk 20:12, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Thank you for your kind remarks. My knowledge and interest in Muslim theology and history is modest and I have no academic position. I'm try to avoid making enemies by being as fair as possible and sticking to the facts. NPOV and all that. I'll pass on your comment to my wife. --BoogaLouie (talk) 22:48, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

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Re: Hi[edit]

Hello. You left a message on my talk page. I was going to send you an email, but apparently you do not accept emails from users... The Baroness of Morden (talk) 20:03, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

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Talkback from user:Aka042[edit]

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Your question[edit]

If you want to upload a picture of a living person, than you are going to have trouble having a non-free image accepted, since the general policy is that only free pictures of living people are acceptable (on the rather ludicrous grounds that since the person is still alive it should be possible to get a non-copyrighted picture of them). You could try uploading it and make an argument for it, but almost certainly someone will come along and remove it, so it's generally not worth the trouble to try. You could look in Wikipedia Commons to see if there's a free picture there of your subject http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ , or check Flickr and see if there's a picture there that's properly licensed.

If your subject is deceased, then you've got a better chance of having a non-free picture used, for instance in the infobox, or as an illustration of something discussed in the article. (Generally, the more connected to the text of the article, the less hassle you will get over a non-free image, but even with the most relevant images, there will be people -- those who disapprove of non-free images under any circumstances -- who will bend over backwards to find a reason to delete your image.)

My advice would be to step lightly, provide as much documentation (i.e. Fair-Use Rationale, source, description) as you possibly can, be quick to add more if an image is challenged, and try your best to keep an even temperment. The tools, and to some extent the rules, are in the favor of those who want to delete your image, so you have to be light on your feet and float like a butterfly. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 23:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Black Friday[edit]

Agreed Anurag Kashyap does play a cameo in the film but on wikipedia, in any film article we just put the major' cast only. Check any film. And cameos by directors in their own film are never major.

No idea[edit]

I have no idea what that is supposed to mean, sorry. - TopAce (talk) 22:54, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

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I've responded on my Talk page again, so if you don't have it on your watchlist and think you may need to ask for clarification, feel free to watchlist it. If you do respond, could you do so under one heading, rather than two? BigHaz - Schreit mich an 13:23, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

re: Serial killers[edit]

I replied to your note on the article talk page.You removed the "Footnotes and references" section heading here. It's been fixed. Thanks. Wildhartlivie (talk) 16:33, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Satwant Pasricha[edit]

I see no huge problem in removing the references to religion in the above article. The person's religion seems relatively unimportant in this case, though the Sikh teachings on reincarnation may be what is contributing to her interest in the subject. I would say that if it's not mentioned in the sources, there is no need to include it. Good Ol’factory (talk) 20:24, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Carlito's Way[edit]

(Reply to this) I have no idea. The only edit I've made to that page was to rearrange the images a bit; I don't know anything about the book or the film. Jomasecu talk contribs 02:58, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Carol Bowman[edit]

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What is This ?[edit]

Resolved

I don't think there is a word Persection...do you ? Then why do we have a page called Persection of Muslims ? Of course it redirects to Persecution of Muslims but why it needs to be so...? Kindly reply on my talk page ...thanks Jon Ascton (talk) 11:02, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

You're right, I tagged it for deletion. In the future, You can do it too. Read the page WP:CSD -Zeus-uc 15:04, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Agree, it seems it was an initial misspelling when the article was first created in 2003. Let's delete it. --EPadmirateur (talk) 15:48, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
No ! It is a propagonda page...they wanted to be sure that maximum people hit it...!Jon Ascton (talk) 15:58, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Lets not deleted it. It is reasonable that someone might make this misspelling see this for example. What harm is it doing at the moment? Theresa Knott | token threats 09:58, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't understand what you have got against trying to get the maximum hits for the page. Surely we want people to see our pages? Theresa Knott | token threats 21:25, 11 February 2009 (UTC)


OK, I'm glad you see my point. Theresa Knott | token threats 05:52, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Nihung and Akali[edit]

Hi Jon, thanks for your input on my page. I am aware of this. Nevertheless thanks for the clarification. Some great edits to the Sikh page too. Best Wishes.--Sikh-history (talk) 16:45, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

I am really impressed with your knowledge on Sikhism. Your contribution on Niihung are brilliant. Thanks --Sikh-history (talk) 22:37, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Hi I was just thinking about the difference you stated between Nihung and Akali, as they may not be taht different, as the leader of the Nihung Jathas under Maharaja Ranjit Singh was known as Akali Phoola Singh. Thanks--Sikh-history (talk) 14:04, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

What you do is find a style you like the code for mine is
<strong>[[User:BigDunc|<span style="font-family:Ariel Black;color:Green">BigDunc</span>]]</strong>[[User_talk:BigDunc|<sup><span style="font-family:Verdana;color:Orange">Talk</span></sup>]]
then you go to My Preferences, you then will see, about half way down, Signature put your code in to the box beside it and tick the Raw Signature box and save. Hope that helps. Have a look around places like WP:RfA or WP:AFD (a good place to look a lot of editors on these pages) or places were you get a lot of talk page edits and you will see the different types of signatures editors have. Hope that helps.BigDuncTalk 18:38, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


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Kazutsugi[edit]

Yeah, and indeed that should go into Kazutsugi's bio, but not into Oda's. -- Y not?

Dude - I'm cool. Revert me if you insist. There's really no further need to discuss it - I'm okay, whatever you do. -- Y not? 17:17, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Template[edit]

I replaced it to the right side of the Zakir Naik-text. IMHO this gives the page a much beter lay-out.Jeff5102 (talk) 17:01, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Zakir Naik article[edit]

Hi Jon Ascton. As per Wikipedia:Biographies of living people, articles much not seem critical or promotional of the subject. The article should relay what third party reliable sources have written about the subject. I've been involved in trying to ensure that critique is noteworthy and that it doesn't overwhelm the section, or unduly favour one perspective. This can be a tricky balance to maintain, so if you can suggest any improvements in that regard then that would be quite useful. Regards, ITAQALLAH 22:07, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Your dog/bear question[edit]

Hi Jon. I would have to know a little more about the picture in question. Where was it taken, who took it, and is it alleged to be of anything in particular? Is it online, or if not, could you upload it or email it to me? If I can't answer it off the bat, you can try asking over at the Science Reference Desk. – ClockworkSoul 03:13, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't recognize the species, so you might want to try the ref desk. Really, though, if we can't identify the species, we can't really say it's a mutant member of that species. - ClockworkSoul 20:33, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


Talkback[edit]

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Since I had my answer to your comment on my page finished already I'll post it here, as an explanation: When templates are changed, it takes MediaWiki a while to apply these changes to all pages where it is used. That job queue is behaving a bit strange lately, so it takes unusually long. Purging those pages helps, which I'd only done for Jim Tucker. I've purged them all now, so they should all work as expected.
Cheers, Amalthea 01:18, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

???[edit]

How did you find me?

Also, thanks for the welcome, but I've been on Wiki since November 2005 (well, this is my second account dating back to May 2006). Dasani 02:03, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Bojil Kolarov[edit]

Did you confuse me with someone else? I have nothing to do with Bojil Kolarov :( --Dmitri Lytov (talk) 15:33, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Please don't canvass request for article improvement to multiple, unrelated editors. Useight (talk) 16:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Re:Bojil Kolarov[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:People with surname Kolarov[edit]

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sheela infobox .. criminal[edit]

hi john did you add the infobox for sheela using criminal and if so why? for example she has been released 20 years without further conviction? (Off2riorob (talk) 16:27, 13 March 2009 (UTC))


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Stevenson pic[edit]

Hi Jon,

Sorry for the slow reply, somehow I missed your comment re Ian Stevenson. It seems that you resized the image already? Regarding the additional image, it depends on the copyright status of the image. --babbage (talk) 20:07, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Rajneeshee-related booking photos[edit]

There's several debates over the use of "mugshots" in biographies on WP going on now, and one that you added is orphaned now. While I think there is a good case for including the photo, building consensus will be difficult.

However, from the discussion at WT:BLP#Mugshots_and_BLP ( search for "bioterror" ), the opposing editors may be OK with using it as a non-lead image in 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack. But remember there were several arrested, so the article shouldn't show the booking photo for only one person. Squidfryerchef (talk) 13:36, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Obama[edit]

Hi, I saw Tarc erasing your comment on the Public Image of Barack Obama talk page. My experience has been that when a user is erased like this, he's lead to believe he's being censored so I thought I'd explain what Tarc hasn't said.

General statements about the overall tone or viewpoint of an article aren't usually useful to improving it and so they tend to get dismissed as WP:SOAPboxing. If you have a concern over a particular issue being missed (because it's unfavorable to Obama) or being needlessly included (because it's favorable to Obama), I'd admonish you to try that angle instead, showing sources that demonstrate the issue. Attacking the general tone of the page because it's written by Obama lovers only serves to put editors on the defensive and goes nowhere toward addressing constructive improvements.--Louiedog (talk) 17:30, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Sheela mugshot[edit]

Jon, you have again added the mugshot ater it was removed as blp protection, there has been quite a lot of discussion over this at which you have not joined in, it you insist on inserting this picture please discuss it on talk. regards. Off2riorob (talk) 21:24, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

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Ma Anand[edit]

Her mug shot is there but at the bottom. I was actually wanting to get a mugshot of Osho and uploaded it but I'm trying to get a free license for it because that was one of the objections by Off2riorob. Osho has a significant arrest/controversy section and the mugshot should be there to go with that section. But for now I'm focusing on getting a free license for the image if I can get one, i.e. --Matt57 (talkcontribs) 15:18, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

The cat "Jain people" is new and I dont think it should be used. Maybe you can find an existing category by looking at the people listed in: List_of_Jains. --Matt57 (talkcontribs) 15:20, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Green laser pointer[edit]

I moved this question from my Talk page.

You seem to know a thing or two about Laser pointers. Please tell me can Green pointers blast baloons or burn paper etc. I read they do, but practicaly they don't seem to...kindly reply on my talk page

 Jon Ascton  (talk) 14:46, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I would be very surprised if a green laser[1] pointer that is rated "eye safe" (Class 2) could cause the effects on paper or balloons you mention. This report deals with the safety situation and notes that lasers over 0.5 W output (Class 4) do pose a burning hazard. Unfortunately I have no experience to answer your question better. I have only experienced being flashed once accidentally by a (red) pointer during a lecture, with no ill effect. Cuddlyable3 (talk) 15:45, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

He Who Whispers[edit]

Not me "gov". Some other cove. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 13:22, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Racial memory[edit]

That's correct, I'm claiming there's no such thing as racial memory. I would be convinced the other way, of course, if there had ever been a double-blind scientific study that demonstrated that there is. Comet Tuttle (talk) 22:56, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Jung as a liar: That is one way of putting it. The better way of putting it is that Jung never experimentally verified his speculation. My understanding is that he never even tried, which puts his work way outside of the scientific method. Comet Tuttle (talk) 16:13, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

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I really don't mind it that you replaced my infobox image of Will Cuppy's signature with an edited version of your own -- the quality is all right from a display standpoint -- but I think that the version I used is better in that the printed type in the background can be used to authenticate the signature as having appeared on a standard WWI-era U.S. draft registration form. (Sometimes "cleaning up" an image means the loss of useful information.) In any case, you need to deal with the "speedy delete" tag on your version. I had absolutely nothing to do with that. Thanks for letting me know about your edit. -- Cuppysfriend (talk) 19:40, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion declined: Mangal Dhillon[edit]

Hello Jon Ascton. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Mangal Dhillon, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 18:47, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

I considered it, read the sources there, did a quick Google search, and determined that it met the qualifications. I would also ask in the future that you be a little more polite in your CSD-tagging. Accusations that it was self-written, and some of your WP:SOAP statements are a little contrary to WP:AGF. If you feel it should be deleted, then nominate it for WP:AFD. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 19:01, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
That does it. All I wanted was expert opinion of someone like you. I wanted you to consider it, which you have. Jon Ascton  (talk) 19:10, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

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Replied on Osho[edit]

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Incubus ?[edit]

Though I am not the believing type and have never seen a ghost etc. I am nevertheless troubled by a small entity when I am about to fall in sleep or on brink of wakefulness. It pulls off the bed-clothes etc or presses my limbs here or there and even pulls me back to bed when sometimes I get up and try to run. I am totally unable to cry or speak at such moments  Jon Ascton  (talk) 19:58, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Incubus would indeed be the article you're looking for. There are many internet forums for discussing paranormal experiences.--Wetman (talk) 20:02, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Also Sleep paralysis and Night terror. From "sleep paralysis" article:

In addition, the paralysis state may be accompanied by terrifying hallucinations (hypnopompic or hypnagogic) and an acute sense of danger.[8] Sleep paralysis is particularly frightening to the individual because of the vividness of such hallucinations.[7] The hallucinatory element to sleep paralysis makes it even more likely that someone will interpret the experience as a dream, since completely fanciful, or dream-like, objects (often described as looking distinctly demonic by those who experience the paralysis)[citation needed] may appear in the room alongside one's normal vision. Some scientists have proposed this condition as an explanation for alien abductions and ghostly encounters. This description seems to match your situation.
Do you actually see it? Can you describe it? Maybe you should try to find a way to get a picture/video of it. Does this happens regularly?--151.51.45.45 (talk) 20:13, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

I have read incubus article. But in my case I am not a woman and the thing does not do any sexual act. It seems to be a small child trying to stick to me desperately Jon Ascton  (talk) 20:23, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
The opposite gender equivalent of an incubus is a succubus, although, as indicated, incubi/succubi are usually considered to be sexual in nature. Poltergeist is a term used for mischievous spirits, which has no sexual connotation. -- 174.31.194.126 (talk) 05:46, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
The hypnagogia article might have some useful info for you. 66.127.52.47 (talk) 21:24, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
succubus and incubus date from pre industrial times. Modern famous hypnogogia of the same kind are aliens of whichever kind are popular in that time and place. I find my hypnogogic entities (usually ghosts, people or spiders) act nicer if I talk to them, and often go away if I ask them if they're real. --203.202.43.54 (talk) 06:48, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
The good folks at the Reference Desk are not permitted to provide any medical advice at all. Advice and commentary from random people on the internet is not a substitute for medical/psychological/psychiatric help if something is happening which troubles you. Your primary physician would be the first person to see if such experiences trouble you. (Original research) It is certainly alarming if one has the sensation that there is some intruder and one is unable to get up and respond appropriately. This may occur (very rarely) in the sleep of anyone. There is motor inhibition which normally prevents people from running around responding to dream experiences, for obvious reasons. This system can sometimes get a bit out of order, so that one is aware of the inability to move. Another out of order condition can lead to sleepwalking. Edison (talk) 05:23, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
once when I was 14 or so I had a very convincing moment where I could have sworn that a coven of witches were surrounding my bed chanting something, while I was completely unable to move. snapped out of it in a bit, but it gave me the complete and total willies for a day or two. This happens (as best I understand the psychology) when you wake up quickly but incompletely: body movement is still suppressed as in sleep, the semi-awake mind tries to move, can't, and quickly confabulates a dream-like sequence to explain your inability to move. what it dreams up (like any dream) is a codified representation of your current anxieties, but without a much longer discussion of the experience I couldn't say what those are. Suffice it to say it's not abnormal unless it's consistent and recurring over a fairly long period of time (in which case you should consult a therapist).
incidentally, deep breathing will usually dispel it quickly, if you're present enough to remember. the extra oxygen wakes up both the body and mind. --Ludwigs2 04:34, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

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Color (Laser Printer)[edit]

Are the color printers like this any good ? How are their results ? Are they economical enough to use ? Is the quality like standard color magazines we see or inferior ?  Jon Ascton  (talk) 20:44, 16 June 2010 (UTC)


   The specs for the indicated printer don't seem that great. If you want a printer which produces magazine-quality color prints yet is pretty economical, you should be looking at certain inkjet printers rather than laser printers. I would personally recommend the Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One A909b Printer (CB862A). I bought mine for less than US$400.Rocketshiporion (talk) 02:44, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Magazines use offset printing. Offset printing is a wonderful technology -- both cheap per copy and high quality. But, as you can see from the picture in the entry I linked to, offset printing presses aren't available to you and me.
The best color prints you and I can get are printed by inkjet printers. The dye-based inks that come with most inkjets blend colors well, but they aren't as great at producing sharp, clear text. Laser printers excel at printing precise shapes (e.g., text). The best tradeoff I've found is the Canon Pixma iP4700. It has five ink cartridges inside:
  1. cyan (dye based),
  2. magenta (dye based),
  3. yellow (dye based),
  4. black (dye based), and
  5. black (pigment based).
So, not only do the photos look great, but it also prints very sharp text, because it uses a pigment-based ink for text. You can buy one for only $50 online. Plus, the ink isn't very expensive, because the printheads are separate from the ink cartridges in the Pixma. As you may have guessed, it's what I use. But no matter what printer you use, don't try to save money on paper. You won't get good results unless you use high-quality paper.
On another note, I'm not a big fan of HP printers, because they have a tendency to jam. I'm a computer repairman, so I've actually had some calls to remove jams from the HP OfficeJet 8500 mentioned above. Laser printers are also high maintenance. You have to clean out a laser printer each time you replace the toner, or the rollers will start to foul your paper.--Best Dog Ever (talk) 03:25, 17 June 2010 (UTC)


Digital Camera[edit]

If one wants to buy a digital camera, how much mega-pixel is ideal ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jon Ascton (talkcontribs)

If you just want to view images on your computer, 2 or 3 megapixels is fine. If you want to generate large images for printing or reproduction in magazines, then you need as high as possible. ~Amatulić (talk) 04:55, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
The chances are that any camera currently on the market will have more pixels than you need. See The Megapixel Myth (compare megahertz myth). There are a lot of other features that differentiate point-and-shoot cameras. For example, some do better in low-light conditions than others; some have better flash illumination; some have optical viewfinders while others don't; some let you control the exposure time and aperture, while others don't; some can take wider angle photos than others; some have tiltable LCD screens; some have better lenses, and some just plain take better looking pictures. Sites like dpreview.com can help you compare picture quality and features of different models. -- BenRG (talk) 05:17, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Agree with the others, megapixels are largely irrelevant over 8-10MP unless you're wanting to make large scale prints of your photographs (I'm talking exhibition-size prints). Most cameras on the market offer this amount of megapixels because it sounds impressive even if you just want to do some photos at a friend's wedding. There are many other factors that are more important, especially with single lens reflex (SLR) cameras, most importantly of which are the speed of the lenses/apertures, ISO, noise reduction etc. Regards, --—Cyclonenim | Chat  10:01, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
I'll second the above, except I'll suggest that the "largely irrelevant" threshold is even lower. 5-6 MP, on a camera with a good lens, is more than sufficient for general use. I've blown up pictures from my 6 MP camera to 30"x20" with excellent results. If you're not going to print stuff larger than 8"x10", you can go even lower -- 3-4 MP would be fine. And as Cyclonenim noted, at this point, every new camera with a decent lens will be at this point or higher. You might want to check various consumer magazines; I'd expect that Consumer Reports (among others) has done several digital camera evaluations. — Lomn 13:10, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
You want to leave some room for people to crop and use the so called "Digital zoom". APL (talk) 14:21, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
However, CCD chips come in limited sizes. Within a given class of cameras, more pixels usually means smaller pixels, which means more thermal noise. So you may get a higher nominal resolution, but more details will be lost in the noise, and the image will look washed-out. 5 megapixels used to be the sweet spot when I looked a while back. --Stephan Schulz (talk) 14:58, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Nobody has mentioned battery life! This is one of the the most differentiating parameters left between otherwise "equivalent" performance cameras. If this factor is important, consider the negative impact of a larger sensor, LCD screen, and more powerful processor that often go along with "high-end" cameras. This is a parameter which can vary widely between different vendors. Nimur (talk) 14:58, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Why this question[edit]

Moved this thread from my Talk page. Cuddlyable3 (talk) 16:07, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

I asked this question because there is a such hindi novel which is written by an author who often indulges in plagiarism and I am sure he has stolen the plot from some such english novel...!

 Jon Ascton  (talk) 15:44, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

I don't think you have evidence for "being sure" nor, if true, that any more than a trivial plot idea has been reused. Cuddlyable3 (talk) 16:07, 19 June 2010 (UTC)


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Cyclopedia of Magic[edit]

Nope, I'm afraid not.

Specifically, I've got the "Cyclopedia of Magic, edited by Henry Hay". It's a handy resource for looking up things to do with stage magic, however, it makes me remember how difficult print references can be to use. Wikipedia has spoiled me! Sometimes it's tough to look up a trick if you don't know the name that magicians refer to it by.

Anyway, I'm not a magician, so take my recommendation with a grain of salt. I picked it up used at Abe Books, after I noticed it was used as a reference in several of Wikipedia's magic articles. APL (talk) 20:39, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Battery photograph[edit]

Actually, I didn't take that picture. I just moved it from English Wikipedia to Wikimedia Commons, so it would be available on other projects. The author was Renato Schmidt. Maybe he can explain, though he's not very active. Superm401 - Talk 02:27, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: Michael Segedy[edit]

I looked over Wikipedia:Notability (books) and I don't see how Segedy's book, Hampton Road, is notable per our guidelines. I'll go through those criteria here:

  1. I can't find any third party published works through either Google News or Google Books. The only result under Google Books is the book itself.
  2. If the book had won even a minor literary award, I would expect the author to have put it in his own article but he didn't. And again, I can find no mention of any award for this book.
  3. It hasn't been made into a film, etc.
  4. Without any awards or anything of note, it's unlikely that it's taught anywhere.
  5. The AFD for the author isn't going well for him, so without the author being notable, the book fails here.

So, in the end, I'd have to say that the book isn't notable either. Dismas|(talk) 02:59, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

After a quick search, it seems like it should be notable enough for an article. Just a few links for you: This article from The Hindu uses it as the basis for an article. And then there's this from Time. Additionally, it's part of the University of Michigan Press. So, it would seem that they use it for their curriculum. It's up to you whether you want to write the article but I'd say it's probably notable. That said, books or Indian culture aren't really my specialty. Dismas|(talk) 09:16, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: Why[edit]

Which edit are you referring to? I don't remember ever making that change but I could be mistaken. --User:Woohookitty Disamming fool! 08:10, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

: One is here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Guru_Hargobind_Thermal_Plant&action=history
and one :http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Guru_Nanak_Dev_Thermal_Plant&action=history
Whoops. Sorry about that. Yeah, just a typo. Explains why I didn't remember doing that. :) I use copy and paste alot. Very good chance that I made the edit, copied it for the next edit, etc. If you find any others, let me know. I often catch those immediately (if you see me ever revert myself, thats generally why) but not that time. Apologies. --User:Woohookitty Disamming fool! 08:18, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Mother India[edit]

That article was deleted because its content had been copied verbatim from an external source, which is not allowed.

You're welcome to write a fresh article on the subject. DS (talk) 11:42, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

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Re: Hi[edit]

Well then change it to what it should be :) The options are basically state school and independent school. --User:Woohookitty Disamming fool! 04:46, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

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Entertainment desk[edit]

Hello, Jon Ascton. I think you did in fact ask the wrong person. According to this diff it was someone else who added the plot summary. Either way, I recommend removing the first part of your question, written in bright red letters. It basically calls another editor a coward in a way that I'm sure you meant to be humorous, but might be perceived differently at the receving end. It is also entirely irrelevant to the question. ---Sluzzelin talk 06:48, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

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Re: Browser preferences[edit]

I use Safari partly because my own computers are Apples and partly because I generally dislike Microsoft products. I've never liked anything that Microsoft has put out. At work, where I have to use Windows, I use Firefox. I haven't really used Safari on a Windows machine, so I can't say whether I like it or not. I've used Firefox on Windows because it is the most advanced browser for Windows that isn't IE. Additionally, there are a few work related reasons why we need to use Firefox, so Safari isn't an option. The things that we do at work that require Firefox simply don't work under IE.

Another reason that I don't like IE/Microsoft is that they seem to be under the impression that they can decide the way things should be done and everyone else should just follow along with that. One loose example of this is IE's use of the term "Favorites". Everyone else calls the Bookmarks but for some reason IE is different. There's no point. Why not just call them what everyone else calls them, Bookmarks! Then there are tabs. Firefox and the rest have had tabs for years before IE ever did. Why?! I can't count the number of people who I've had to teach about tabs here at work simply because they use IE at home and had never heard of tabs.

I could go on but I'm starting to ranting. Does this answer your question? Dismas|(talk) 02:17, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

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What you failed to notice was that the image has been replaced.  Jon Ascton  (talk) 12:30, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

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Agatha Awards[edit]

Although mentioning her history of anti-Semitism would be appropriate in the article on Ms Christie herself, it is not necessary in the article on the Awards.

I strongly doubt that the rules for the contest specify what attitude participants must have towards Jews. DS (talk) 01:12, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

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Pomander[edit]

What do you think of this article now. I have completely re-written it starting from August of this year. I especially find it interesting the list of ingredients that can be put into a pomander. I can e-mail you with further details IF you feel you need additional on this or you can e-mail me with questions pertaining to whatever you might be curious about. I have written several articles lately pertaining to perfume and aromatic spirits. I find it totally fasinating, especially that of how pomander got its name pertaining to ambergris. --Doug Coldwell talk 23:13, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Ambergris means Amber Gray and is French. Many pomanders made in medieval times used this ingredient. It was very expensive. They have since switched to a synthetic in modern times. Fascinating, don't you agree.--Doug Coldwell talk 12:35, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
FYI, my article on toilet water came up today as a DYK. The article I followed up next on perfume cushion I am even more proud of. I have submitted it for a possible DYK.--Doug Coldwell talk 12:55, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
In a book I have here on my desk hints & pinches by John T. Walter (Hill Steet Press, 2002, ISBN 1892514982) it says: The English name "pomander" is a transliteration of the French name for them, "pomme de ambre" (amber apple), since the most common pomander on the continent (I assume Europe), in ancient times, was an apple stuck with spices and rolled in powered ambergris as a preservative. In the Middle Ages pomanders went in every linen or clothes cupboard, were as common as aspirin tablets today. That's what it says, word for word.--Doug Coldwell talk 14:16, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Here is a website that explains how to make a pomander. It also says that originally, cloves were stuck into an apple and it was rolled in ambergris to preserve the scent. I believe the apple (or orange) was let to dry first.
http://generalhealthtopics.com/sandalwood-cedar-and-spice-canadian-tradition-crafting-127.html
Have you ever done this as a child?--Doug Coldwell talk 23:47, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

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Jon, I've not yet tracked down the etymology of lenter, but I wanted to be sure that I'm on the right track. Is this a word that appears frequently in Indian English discourse, or is it regarded as not an English word at all? I ask because I haven't been able to find its spelling in Hindi, Urdu, or Punjabi. I think that would be the first step to finding an etymology. LANTZYTALK 03:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Lantzy, I can't thank you enough if you can track this word for me. It is almost a mystery ! It is liberally used in Punjabi speech only but I have never seen it written in punjabi or any other language.  Jon Ascton  (talk) 06:26, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm no expert on Punjabi orthography, but I tried every possible spelling and came up with nothing on Google. I even got clever and looked through some Sindhi and Balochi dictionaries, but without results. I'm beginning to favor the idea that it comes from the English "linter", a dialectical variation of "lean-to" (in fact, "linter" is probably the older word, with "lean-to" being a later reanalysis). "Linter" is itself a probable cognate of the English "lintel", from Old French, ultimately from the Latin "limitaris". There's also the distinct possibility that Punjabi "lenter" comes directly from the English "lintel". It's not difficult to imagine the conceptual leap from a horizontal beam over a door or window to a horizontal span across a ceiling. Desi "Lenter" seems to be used in the sense of "roof", not simply "beam", but such a semantic drift would not be remarkable. I have no hard evidence for this etymology, of course, but it's the only hypothesis I've come up with. If I happen across a big Punjabi or Urdu dictionary, I'll take a look. It seems odd that such a mundane word, related to a commonplace concept in no way obscene or obscure, would entirely escape the notice of lexicographers. I think it's the fact that it's so mundane, and yet so elusive, that has me fascinated. I'm not generally enthralled by ceilings. LANTZYTALK 07:43, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

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I am so sorry about that edit! It wasn't vandalism. I clicked new section on the Humanities desk but I forgot to title it so that's what happened! Major Oops on my part! :( Sorry!!--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 05:37, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

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Jon, your "no kings" question is back... Wikipedia talk:Reference desk#No Kings question. Are you done with that question? Could you put up a "resolved" tag if so? Thanks WikiDao(talk) 21:36, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes. I have just put a resolved tag there. Thanks

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Jon, can you shed any light on this question at the Humanities ref desk? WikiDao(talk) 15:30, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

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Hi, I don't know if you are just joking, or if you are serious, but i don't know what exceptional abilities you saw in me.. about that calculus thing, actually, calculus is part of our curriculum.. there are friends of mine, of the same age as me, who are currently doing mathematical analysis, but i don't even know what it is... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Harnithish (talkcontribs) 10:56, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

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Hi Jon. Someone asked a question on my talk page (see User talk:WikiDao#More on Ganesh Chalisa) about the notability of our Ganesh Chalisa article. Can you comment at all about that there? And maybe help explain exactly what is meant by the word "chalisa" and what place chalisas have in the practice of Hinduism? Is a chalisa more like a "poem" or a "prayer" or a "hymn" or...? Thanks! :) (and, hey, I haven't seen you around the RD in a while... hope you're well!) WikiDao(talk) 20:52, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

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Hi. Can you please tell me if any green laser pointer is powerful enough to lit up matches. Thanks.Kindly reply on my talkpage.  Jon Ascton  (talk) 16:09, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

How would I know without more details? If it's 200 mW or more, and pointer-style so poorly IR filtered, odds are good. Also, that it will cause eye damage instantly if you screw with it. SBHarris 17:50, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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