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What the heck is this gonna do? RoyBoy 05:03, 22 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Coupled human-environment system[edit]

I spent a little while this morning adding citations and working on the lead to this article. Obviously it still requires lots of work, but I have given the article enough of a start to get rid of the NPOV issues.Thompsma (talk) 19:32, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the Barnstar. I put a bit more information, refs, and edits to the lead. I'm a bit busy with my thesis right now, but may pop in from time to time to polish that article up.Thompsma (talk) 06:43, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Adelbert Range Trek[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear RoyBoy,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC) Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 04:26, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Sounds good to me, I've added my name to the list. - RoyBoy 17:14, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Accuracy of Vagina article[edit]

RoyBoy, as someone who strives for accuracy on anatomical/medical topics, and as someone who has worked with me on the G-Spot article, would you mind reading my statements in the Talk:Vagina#Changes about anatomy and sexual activity section and commenting on them there? I have asked Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Sexology and sexuality to weigh in, but, as shown in this diff, requests for help from the projects that are there to help on topics like these can be ignored. They often are ignored, I've found. Flyer22 (talk) 20:27, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Hiya! Oh yes, the G-spot... good times that. ;D I looked over the section and diff's, frankly I'm confused by Richiez edits. Nigelj analysis is better than what I can muster this week, though not as entertaining! I'll stay on the sidelines for now, mainly not to pile on, but I intend to help improve refs. - RoyBoy 03:10, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thank you, RoyBoy. I appreciate it. I'm glad that others have also weighed in and are helping. Flyer22 (talk) 20:43, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Spy - Harry Ferguson & Sandy Williams.jpg[edit]

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Vandalism on Infanticide[edit]

I thought an experienced admin should be aware of the activities of this user on the infanticide article. I forewent giving him a vandalism notice myself before coming to you due to the seriousness of the content he posted (he makes makes apparent personal, and potentially libelous, attacks on off-wiki persons, amongst other vitriolic claims) and the fact that his talk page is nothing but warnings anyway. Snow (talk) 05:09, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

My mistake, the references he made are in fact to women convicted of infanticide; that was sloppy on my part, I was looking at the names in mark-up and didn't notice they were linked to articles and just assumed they were a continuation of his anti-abortion rant. Nonetheless, the bulk of his edits still consist of vandalism. Though I don't know that it's necessarily intentional vandalism so much as a radical POV and a complete lack of understanding of policy. Snow (talk) 05:35, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for this notice. I don't mind people feeling out Wikipedia with their views, so long as they begin to exercise self-control and contribute. But this was flagrant, blocking now. - RoyBoy 03:50, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
NP. Yeah, I felt it was markedly over the line too, even considering the unceasingly contentious nature of such a page. I happened to be there while considering the RfC on Talk:Abortion and I thought "Well, at least I have a page open already that is guaranteed to have an admin who's dealt with something in this vein before." Snow (talk) 04:52, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

G-Spot article[edit]

Hey, RoyBoy. Do you mind weighing in at Talk:G-Spot#It's a bit shocking? Flyer22 (talk) 16:48, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of The Merchants of Souls[edit]

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Examples of convolution[edit]

I saw the wiki page, but I couldn't find any examples using actual numbers evaluating the formula. Could you give some examples of convolution, please? Mathijs Krijzer (talk) 22:21, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Definition[edit]

The convolution of f and g is written fg, using an asterisk or star. It is defined as the integral of the product of the two functions after one is reversed and shifted. As such, it is a particular kind of integral transform:

(f * g )(t)\ \ \,   \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=}\ \int_{-\infty}^\infty f(\tau)\, g(t - \tau)\, d\tau
= \int_{-\infty}^\infty f(t-\tau)\, g(\tau)\, d\tau.       (commutativity)

Domain of definition[edit]

The convolution of two complex-valued functions on Rd

(f*g)(x) = \int_{\mathbf{R}^d}f(y)g(x-y)\,dy

is well-defined only if f and g decay sufficiently rapidly at infinity in order for the integral to exist. Conditions for the existence of the convolution may be tricky, since a blow-up in g at infinity can be easily offset by sufficiently rapid decay in f. The question of existence thus may involve different conditions on f and g.

Circular discrete convolution[edit]

When a function gN is periodic, with period N, then for functions, f, such that fgN exists, the convolution is also periodic and identical to:

(f * g_N)[n] \equiv \sum_{m=0}^{N-1} \left(\sum_{k=-\infty}^\infty {f}[m+kN] \right) g_N[n-m].\,

Circular convolution[edit]

Main article: Circular convolution

When a function gT is periodic, with period T, then for functions, f, such that fgT exists, the convolution is also periodic and identical to:

(f * g_T)(t) \equiv \int_{t_0}^{t_0+T} \left[\sum_{k=-\infty}^\infty f(\tau + kT)\right] g_T(t - \tau)\, d\tau,

where to is an arbitrary choice. The summation is called a periodic summation of the function f.

Discrete convolution[edit]

For complex-valued functions f, g defined on the set Z of integers, the discrete convolution of f and g is given by:

(f * g)[n]\ \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=}\ \sum_{m=-\infty}^\infty f[m]\, g[n - m]
= \sum_{m=-\infty}^\infty f[n-m]\, g[m].       (commutativity)

When multiplying two polynomials, the coefficients of the product are given by the convolution of the original coefficient sequences, extended with zeros where necessary to avoid undefined terms; this is known as the Cauchy product of the coefficients of the two polynomials.

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

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Dave vonKleist[edit]

Hi, the Dave vonKleist article is up for deletion. Well, myself and a couple of others believe it's being deliberately sabotaged to get rid of it. Censorship comes to mind. Anyway besides that I know that you're familiar with the subject and wonder of you have some time to help improve it. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boss Reality (talkcontribs) 22:31, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Trust, but verify[edit]

Trust, but verify is old (but still solid) advice. Just a light-hearted link to a quirky little article. - 2/0 (cont.) 18:49, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again, wow that was messed up. Did we just post to each other's talk pages in the same minute about different things? Freaky. - RoyBoy 18:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it. Certainly I got your notice by saving this page and got a laugh when I saw who was pinging me. Happy editing. - 2/0 (cont.) 19:05, 20 September 2014 (UTC)