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|World population (2015-02-25)||7,226,810,000|
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|Percentage of world population that is American||4.43%|
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I served in the US Army Signal Corps as a radio mechanic with the 504th Parachute Infantry, 82d Airborne Division from 1986 to 1989, and Co G (Long Range Surveillance) 143d Infantry, TXARNG from 1989 to 1992.
My job is to get the message through.
I currently (2015) live in the Chihuahuan Desert.
I realized that some have looked at the above and reached inappropriate conclusions. I can only wish I lived in your fantasies of life, as it is, and not as it should be.
Having lived a large part of my life in Austin, Texas, we believe the following tells much about you. And so there some have asked my five favorite movies, and I find this a challenge, as I may change my mind on this, as the daytime does its length each day. Here are my five favorite movies:
- Educating Rita (1983)
- A Man for All Seasons (1966)
- The Harder They Come (1972)
- Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
- Eraserhead (1977)
Yes, each movie has a point to make and may challenge you... about the underdog... or just... the dog... hopeless... will you get your head chopped off to make this point? Some have... some, indeed, have...
WikiSloth (B. wikitridactylus) —10:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm re-watching all the B5 episodes and movies on DVD. I hope I can make the B5 stuff a bit nicer and more relevant and informative. —20:23, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
|Some personal history notes on editing from 2006-09 – 2009-10|
|Well, sometime in late September 2009 I got sucked in to WikiProject Babylon 5. Now it's mid–October, I was looking at my whole contribution history, and I remembered the reason why I got sucked in to editing in the first place: It was the synopsis to "And the Sky Full of Stars". Some previous editor had gotten all the references to Knight Two and Knight One reversed, and I just had to go in and fix it. I was innocently reading the original several hundred JMS posts at midwinter (The Lurker's Guide) from 1991 to 1996, and I thought I'd check Wikipedia on the subject of that episode.
Maybe I shouldn't have.
But I was looking at my contribution history to find my first logged in edit (I'd made minor contributions all along as an IP address), because I couldn't remember why I had signed up for an account in the first place, three years ago. So here it is, my original logged-in edit, Criticism of Microsoft Revision as of 22:29, 16 September 2006. I made a major change to a paragraph from:
I had done a ton of research on that case for another web site, I had some clarity to add to the paragraph, and I wanted my "ordinary online persona" associated with it. The paragraph really hasn't changed much in three years, though one web site has gone down, another needed fixing, (now at ) and somebody edited out my dramatic irony at the end of the paragraph (as they properly should have). The article, Criticism of Microsoft, has expanded much over the years, including at least four daughter articles. Pretty good for an article that just barely keeps its head above the NPOV water by being exceedingly well referenced, relying heavily on secondary sources. —05:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Reference update to the Vizcaino edits, 2015-02-25. The law firm that has publicly recorded the settlement in Vizcaino (Bendich, Stobaugh and Strong P.C.) has changed the address yet again. It can now be found at http://www.bs-s.com/cases/c-microsoft-vizcaino.html or if you use their web site to find the page, you will be sent to http://18.104.22.168/cases/c-microsoft-vizcaino.html (now there's a law firm who knows how to hire some competent web designers). —10:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Stuff I'm always forgetting and can't find again when I want/need it
- American and British English differences
- Vague authors are allowed in cites
- "For webpages, the author is often unknown; you can either omit the author altogether, or substitute something vague like 'Open Source Initiative Contributor'."
- Vague numbers and quantities exist, including those that don't
- WikiChecker —Scary charts about my last 1000 edits
- X! Edit Counter —Analysis of user contributions at Tool Labs
- Checklinks —Dead link checker at dispenser.homenet.org
[Last update: 00:27, 27 April 2015 (UTC)]
|Man, I wish there was a Wikipedia pro-disambiguation Userbox but I couldn't find one...
Some things I don't need Userboxes for:
- This user uses ISO dates (ISO 8601) unless informed otherwise.
- This user understands the difference between to, too, and two, but may fall off a DGAF cliff.
- This user understands the difference between cite, site, and sight, but sometimes has a brain melt.
- This user has failed to come down on either side of the serial comma issue since at least 1989.
This user thinks the terminating double quote goes outside the period. Except when it doesn't.
- This user understands the difference between a hyphen, en dash, and em dash, but couldn't find the latter two on the keyboard.
- This user might understand the difference between affect and effect but might mess up somewhere when you weren't looking.
- Pedant or Purist? Hmm.
- Bleah. This editor is a Yeoman Editor, and is entitled to display this Service Badge but won't because this editor thinks that any argument that starts by asserting or assuming quantity over quality is an inherently flawed argument.
Too funny to pass up:
- From the BSD fortune program on my system this evening:
References and notes (bogus and otherwise)
- "Population Clock". U.S. and World Population Clock. United States Census Bureau. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
- "World Internet Users and Population Stats". Internet World Stats June 30, 2014 - Mid-Year Update. Miniwatts Marketing Group. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
- Contributors, Wikipedia (2015-02-25). "Internet § History". en.wikipedia.org. English Wikipedia. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
- Contributors, Wikipedia (2015-02-18). "Help:Magic words § 3 Variables (WP:VAR)". en.wikipedia.org. English Wikipedia (Help). Retrieved 2015-02-25.
- JMS is J. Michael Straczynski, the "showrunner" of Babylon 5.
- "Vizcaino Final Settlement".
- Bendich, Stobaugh and Strong P.C. (2005-08-08). "Vizcaino Final Settlement". Retrieved 2009-10-14.[dead link]
- Bendich, Stobaugh and Strong P.C. (2005-08-08). "Vizcaino Final Settlement". Retrieved 2015-02-25.
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