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Welcome to my user page! I hope you like it. If you have any questions about me or my work on this thingy here, leave me a message on my talk page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Quotes

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfold fear.
– Thomas Jefferson –

The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
– Ayn Rand –

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
– William G. McAdoo –

Rants

Typesetting

Unbeknownst to most people, the default settings of their web browsers displays pages using extremely crappy typesettings. For example, the default font in Internet Explorer and Firefox for 99% of the text found in Wikipedia is Arial. Arial is a sans serif font, which is fine for everyday life, however, in technical articles, some symbols can be confused. Are you a victim of bad typesetting? Well here's how you can tell.

Do some or all of these look alike or of unequal height?
As on Wikipedia: iι ; eéèêë ; EÉÈÊË ; Il1 ; vν ; uυ οoOΟ0 *
Zoomed in: iι ; eéèêë ; EÉÈÊË ; Il1 ; vν ; uυ οoOΟ0
* This is a test for mostly technical readers who are likely to encounter the omicron Greek letter, whose use is extremely rare because it just looks too damn much like an o (letter). You should at least be able to tell the difference between oO0 (lowercase o, capital O, and zero [0]).

Yes: You have a bad sans serif type of font.
No: Congratulations, you have a well-designed typeface!

Is this hard to read (looks all bunched up)?
As on Wikipedia: WifiWifivviiivvifiWifiW
Zoomed in: WifiWifivviiivvifiWifiW

Yes: You have a sans serif font (or browser) with bad kerning.
No: Congratulations, you have a well-designed typeface / browser!

Solution: Go in your browser, check for fonts (in Firefox this is located in Tools > Options > Content > Advanced > Sans serif). And it's trial and error from there. I personally use DejaVu Sans, which I find rather nice. However, it causes some problems with tables (some dividing lines might not show up).

Languages

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frCet utilisateur a pour langue maternelle le français.
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Progress

Currently, this editor has earned a Grandmaster Editor (or Lord High Togneme Vicarus) service award.

To get to the next level, Grandmaster Editor First-Class (or Lord High Togneme Laureate), he needs to meet the time requirement.

Progress towards the next level (by time): [ 214 days / 365.1 days ]

58.6% completed

   

Barnstars

If you want to award me a barnstar, please do so on on my talk page

Barnstar Image Reason From user Date
WikiProject Barnstar WikiprojectBarnstar.png This barnstar is in recognition of your good work at the physics wikiproject. Please keep up your good work :-). SJP

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2008-06-22
The Editor's Barnstar Editors Barnstar Hires.png In recognition of your intelligent and spirited work in expanding the depth and scope of Wikipedia. Ecoleetage

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2008-06-23
The Kilobyte Barnstar Intel 2708 1KB EPROM.jpg For your efforts in restoring the industry standard terms for memory size to the Manual of Style (dates and numbers). The IC is an Intel 2708, a 1 kilobyte EPROM made in 1976. SWTPC6800

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2008-10-21
The Billy Idol / Noice Day to Start Again award Billy idol ill artlibre jnl.png
It's the knoife wot dun it!
For your contributions on Magnetospheric eternally collapsing object [1], I award you the Billy Idol / Noice Day to Start Again award. Cheers! Goodmorningworld
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2008-11-14
The Excellent Userpage Award Userpage barnstar.svg Your page is amazing! I certainly envy it. Goosemanrocks
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2009-01-13
The Guidance Barnstar Compass Barnstar Hires.png Thank you for setting up the glass taskforce and all the guidance and information related to it. I learned a lot. Afluegel
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2009-03-30
The Original Barnstar Original Barnstar Hires.png For creating the Fluid Dynamics Taskforce, and your explosive action backstage to get and keep the task force running. Crowsnest
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2009-04-23
The E = mc2 Barnstar Science Barnstar Hires.png For your efforts in bringing quark to FA-level, as well as putting up with my somewhat limited and amateur knowledge of the topic these past months. Anonymous Dissident
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A. di M.
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2009-07-31
The Chemical Bond Barnstar Chemistrybondstar.svg For dealing with the mess that the isotope articles were in, and categorizing them, and for the work put on creating Wikipedia books on the chemical elements, you deserve at least a little double barnstar. Nergaal
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2010-09-25
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Bot Operator's Barnstar Bot operator's barnstar.png This barnstar is awarded to you for the work on AAlertBot. I find it very useful. Keep up the good work! Philaweb
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2011-02-27
The Cheeseburgstar Cheeseburger.png Fried in the deepest manner in which it is possible... and slathered with gravy. Dinner is served. Juliancolton
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2011-08-15
The Great Arkansas Barnstar WikiProject Arkansas Barnstar.png Thanks for your efforts on Book:Arkansas Confederate Infantry Units Aleutian06
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2012-03-23
The What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png For the idea of having a bot place past AfD discussion notices on talk pages. Bgwhite
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2012-04-13
The Original Barnstar Original Barnstar Hires.png Thanks for improving the stubs I've started today: Biology and Philosophy and A Short History of Ethics. Tom Morris
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2012-08-29
The Redirect Barnstar Redirect Barnstar-E.svg Your diligent work in the area of redirect categorization and improvement is duly recognized and greatly appreciated. You are truly one of the unsung heroes of Wikipedia, and we hope you continue to enjoy your improvement of this awesome encyclopedia! To Headbomb, thank you for updating redirects about the Cochrane Collaboration. Axl
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2015-08-29
The Editor's Barnstar Editors Barnstar Hires.png It's my pleasure giving you the star. Sulthan
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2016-01-09
The Citation Barnstar The Citation Barnstar I get the feeling that I and several colleagues caused you a lot of work with our imperfect reference formatting, etc. Thanks. Smokefoot
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2016-02-14
The Minor Barnstar Minor Barnstar Hires.png Thank you for tidying many of the entries I created and/or I'm working to. Daniele.tampieri
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2016-02-20
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif How many times you appear at my watchlist.... Thanks! Joshua Jonathan
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2016-07-09
Cup of Coffee Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg I really appreciate your insightful and detailed proposal for revising open access icons. Please continue to take coffee breaks when things get heated. Every good idea needs its champion and my wish for you is that to the extent you are representing the idea, you appear as measured, helpful, conciliatory, and inclusive as the idea itself. Blue Rasberry
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2016-11-03
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Your careful work is appreciated for new people you support and gently correct. Kmccook
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2017-04-26
Barnstar of Diplomacy Peace Barnstar Hires.png Thanks for all the effort you make to resolve a very weird situation that is formulated in Wikipedia. I really appreciate your comments and your willingness to help Wikipedia project by establishing a safe environment for everyone. Magioladitis
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2017-04-28
The 2016 Cure Award Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg In 2016 you were one of the top ~200 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Doc James
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2017-05-03
The Original Barnstar Original Barnstar Hires.png For the excellent and incredibly helpful guide at WP:BAGG! Enterprisey
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2017-05-31
The Copyeditor's Barnstar Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png Headbomb, maybe this barnstar does not describes exactly the nice work you've done on many entries I contributed to, but I feel you deserve it: nice job! Daniele.tampieri
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2017-08-012
The Women in Red Barnstar Women in Red Barnstar.png Thank you, Headbomb, for maintaining and improving our WikiProject pages and for your constant interest in our activities. Ipigott
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2018-02-25
Bunny Conejo común.jpg Hi Headbomb, your 5 min response to this definitely deserves a bunny! Coolabahapple
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2018-02-28
The 2017 Cure Award Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg In 2017 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Doc James
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2018-04-25
The Scholarly Barnstar Scholarly Barnstar.png For your contributions based on high-quality academic sources, please accept this peace offering. Brian Everlasting
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2018-04-26
AWB Wikignome Wikignome.svg Thank you, Headbomb, for tidying my messy edits! HLHJ
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2018-05-26
The Teamwork Barnstar Team Barnstar Hires.png I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for maintaining professionalism in this conversation - this is a topic that has previously become contentious but this time everyone is working well together to identify and remediate actual problems, look for improvements, and explain intricacies that occur. Xaosflux
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2018-08-07

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BSThis user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.
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Publications

  • Georgallas, A.; Landry, G. (2016). "The Coefficient of Restitution of Pressurized Balls: A Mechanistic Model". Canadian Journal of Physics. 94 (1): 42&ndash, 46. doi:10.1139/cjp-2015-0378.
  • Beaudoin, N.; Landry, G.; Sandapen, R. (2013). "Generalized isospin, generalized mass groups, and generalized Gell-Mann–Okubo formalism". arXiv:1309.0517 [hep-th].
  • Landry, G. (2013). Symétries et nomenclature des baryons: Proposition d'une nouvelle nomenclature (Master's Thesis) (in French). Université de Moncton.
  • Landry, G. (As Headbomb) (31 January 2011). "The Science Hall of Fame: Building a pantheon of scientists from Wikipedia and Google Books". The Wikipedia Signpost.
  • Landry, G. (2009). "A proposal for a new hadron nomenclature" (PDF). Physics in Canada. 2009 CAP Congress. 65 (2, suppl.): 96. (conference PDF)
  • Landry, G. (As Headbomb) (23 February 2009). "Article Alerts: An automated article monitoring system for WikiProjects". The Wikipedia Signpost.
  • Landry, G. (2006). "Optical properties of the TPD/Alq3 interface in TPD/Alq3 junctions". APICS Undergrad Physics and Astronomy Conference.
  • Landry, G. (2005). "Preliminary Research of Photovoltaic Phenomena in TPD/AlQ3 Films" (PDF). APICS Undergrad Physics and Astronomy Conference. p. 16.
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