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- 1 Thanks for ZooCon help.
- 2 Wikipedia and non-commercial images
- 3 Expensive Retrievals.
- 4 This week's article for improvement (week 39, 2014)
- 5 Ancestors from Swiecie
- 6 Qualifications question
- 7 This week's article for improvement (week 40, 2014)
- 8 October 2014 Wikification Drive
- 9 This week's article for improvement (week 41, 2014)
- 10 This Month in GLAM: September 2014
- 11 This week's article for improvement (week 42, 2014)
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- 13 Japanese alphabet
- 14 GOCE October 2014 newsletter
- 15 English South Coast Meet up
- 16 This week's article for improvement (week 43, 2014)
Thanks for ZooCon help.
Hi, we met at Portsmouth ZooCon Wikithon last weekend, so I wanted to say hello and thanks for your help on the GZ article. Ctrl+X has already proved a handy keyboard shortcut. There was a reference or citation tool that you showed me which I haven't been able to locate- can you give a link please? Richard Nowell (talk) 13:01, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
- Hi Richard, it was a pleasure to meet you and to help out at the ZooCon :-)
- I think the tool you are referring to is MakeRef, written by Magnus Manske; the English version can be found here.
- Best Regards & Happy Wiki-ing -- Marek.69 talk 16:42, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia and non-commercial images
We met at Portsmouth on Saturday at the Zooniverse meet-up.
I did some editing of "Hanny's Voorwerp" on Saturday and wanted to continue this week. I think it's important to show the image that Hanny saw on Galaxy Zoo when she first found the Voorwerp, but this appears to be impossible. I can't directly link to an image in Wikipedia but must first copy it to the Commons. There are too many restrictions on images in the Commons. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey allows their images to be used for non-commercial use so I assumed that it would be all right to use the image in Wikipedia but apparently not.
I was going to write an article about Moon Zoo but this would mean showing images from LROC and Wikipedia would probably stop that as well so I am losing interest in the whole project now.
Anyway, I enjoyed Portsmouth and the two pubs we visited.
- Can I butt in here? The original SDSS picture was in the HsV article for a month recently but was then taken out. Wikipedia likes freely-available images that can be used commercially. SDSS doesn't allow this, which is why, for example, the BBC's Sky At Night doesn't use SDSS images in their magazine. However NASA images can be used freely, so LROC images might well be useable, if that's any help.Richard Nowell (talk) 15:57, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
- Hi Geoff, I'm sorry to hear that you've experienced problems editing Wikipedia.
- I've had a quick look on the SDSS website, and in the section on image use policy it states:
|“||SDSS Images may be used in commercial publications, or for other commercial purposes, only with the explicit approval of the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC). Requests for such use should be directed to the ARC Corporate Office via ARC’s Business Manager as follows:
ARC Business Manager
c/o Department of Astronomy, Box 351580
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
- It might be possible to use to images if we ask SDSS for permission explaining where we wish to use and why.
- I must confess that my knowledge of copyright law is limited, so I will ask around and see if I can find a definitive answer. I shall get back to you as soon as I can. :-)
- I'm glad you enjoyed the day in Portsmouth on Saturday. I did also. :-)
- Best Regards -- Marek.69 talk 17:00, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
- Hello. It was good to meet both of you at the weekend.
- Unfortunately, it is the case that SDSS use a non-commercial license, which means it can't be used here on Wikipedia under that license (the non-commercial restriction is a very badly defined restriction. It can be included in the article under fair use, although that can be challenged. The page to look at that explains this best is Wikipedia:Non-free content. Ideally, if you can find a NASA (public domain) or ESO (CC-BY) image that shows something similar, then that would be the image to use.
- With Moonzoo, LROC images from NASA should be fine. With images from other sites, it's best to look around for an image usage policy before using them.
- Hope that helps! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 18:41, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I think that you have misunderstood the idea of an "expensive" retrieval.
Even your Fortran example uses an array in memory... "A(*)"
Referencing an element in an array is NOT a time-costly operation, it takes just a couple of computer op-codes, and may take a NANOSECOND.
I am talking about doing a binary search where THERE IS NO ARRAY.
This means that every time a record is needed, the record must be obtained from, for example, a communication line. Each retrieval may take a 1/2 second -- 500,000,000 TIMES LONGER than getting an element from your data array A(*).
In those situations, reducing the number of retrievals from 40 to 22 reduces the search time from 20 seconds to 11 seconds.
This, I hope you will agree, is a worthwhile and simple way of reducing waiting time.
BTW, I programmed exclusively in Fortran for the first 5 years of my professional life.
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Ancestors from Swiecie
My ancestors are from Swiecie. Joannis Osetoski in 1755 we can trace it back to. Please contact me Andrewosantowski@outlook.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1007:B11A:A0D:9DD9:1FAE:AAA7:E2 (talk) 13:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
I am doing a research paper on Wikipedia. Respectfully, what qualifies you to edit Wiki in any way? Just curious since my professor says that edit should come from a reliable source. Thanks Sherri — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:03, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
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English South Coast Meet up
Hi, I am in Oxford at the meet up here and the view here is that there is a long standing arrangement to have the Oxford Meet up on the third Sunday of the month which will clash with the proposed English South Coast.
I am not sure how far you have got organising for the 16th November, and we were wondering how hard it would be to change the date to 23rd November?
- Hi Leutha, thank you for your message.
- Yes, I'm quite happy to change the meetup date to the 23rd November if that is more convenient :-)
- Best Regards -- Marek.69 talk 23:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
- Hi Leutha I have now put up the meetup page for 23 November -- Marek.69 talk 22:23, 20 October 2014 (UTC)