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list of surviving starfighter aircraft[edit]

In addition to the list of surviving F-104 Starfighter aircraft, There is a model CF-104F on display I Innisfail Alberta legion Branch #105. If you google the legion branch and look under images you will see it as it is currently mounted.

The Beatles Invite[edit]

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September 2017[edit]

If any of your comments were deleted this would have been as a result of an edit conflict.

Actually if you look in the history file you will find that it was actually you who reverted my edits on 29 Sep 2017.

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

McDonough Historic Districts[edit]

Hi, i expanded McDonough Historic District by making a table to cover major properties, using more of your photos, which I could mostly match up to specific geo-locations by use of Google maps. If you were going to be able to visit and take more pics, I would be glad to expand it further to cover more specific buildings mentioned in the NRHP document, e.g. the U.S. post office, a Queen Anne-style house at 87 Griffin Street, various churches, city cemetery, etc. As with many other Georgia NRHP historic district documents, there is not a complete list of properties included though, and the online-available stuff is missing 5 sketch maps that were part of the nomination, unfortunately. But it is still a case where more expansive coverage of a historic district is possible. I'm not always sure whether adding a table is worthwhile; here i think it sort of helps though it is not wonderful. Best when you are on board to take separate pics of most (or all?) major resources in a district.

At my Talk you mentioned getting back to Lawrenceville Street Historic District in McDonough very soon or in May; should I table-ize that article and/or expand the MHD table, for you to lay in more pics? --Doncram (talk) 00:32, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that I will be back in May. The only photos that I got that are in the HD are around the courthouse - the courthouse, the Confederate statue is in the courhouse square (the block to the south of the courhouse), the old gas station across the courthouse square to the west, and the row of building across the street from the square on the east. There is a nice statue of Patrick Henry (for whom the county is named) at the courthouse, and I need to get a photo of that. I didn't notice it until I was driving off, and I was on a deadline to get to Atlanta. Let me get some pictures of the Lawrenceville St. HD before you make a table. I will get a more of the McDonough HD if I can. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:13, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I will hold off on any table for Lawrenceville St. HD, though i did try just now with one for same-county Locust Grove Historic District which is not very good at all, perhaps should be edited out. I could figure out the street address and then the coordinates for one house there, then gave up. It would be great(er) if you could include street addresses in photo titles or descriptions. But any which way works for you to get any coverage is good. Thanks! --Doncram (talk) 01:31, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
At Locust Grove, I parked at the L.G. Institute, crossed over to the intersection of Bill Gardner Pkwy and US 23. The green house I chose for the main picture is on the NW corner of that intersection. Then I walked NW on US 23, sidewalk on the west side. I crossed over to take the third photo you have of a house that is on the east side of the railroad. Then I went up to the last house before Brown Ave. Then back, getting some of them from the other direction/angle. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:38, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
And I noticed the missing sketch maps of the HD that are mentioned in the NOM form. They would help a lot - otherwise I have to go by addresses. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:39, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thanks, with that help about where you walked, plus the map within the Locust Grove document, plus Google street view, I could figure out addresses for several houses. Unfortunately most of those ones don't have any mention within the NRHP document, though they can be verified to be contributing properties because they are indicated that way on the map. It is set up, I guess, for anyone else who comes by and wants to expand the coverage of the district sometime in the future. :( --Doncram (talk) 02:30, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
A lot of times when I'm photographing a HD, I get practically everything that looks old enough to be in the HD. I hope I don't get ones that aren't, but I don't check thoroughly enough. It takes time - just that little Locust Grove HD took 30 minutes. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:38, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Looking at the map in the Locust Grove nom form, I got the old school (photo #10), then NW: 3590, 3570, ... 3514, 11 Brown Ave, and one on the other side of the RR - the one near the s in Jackson. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:51, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Did you get back? Hey, i visit your page to ask if you have photos to upload, to push Georgia over the 40% mark in combo-quality measure in wp:NRHPPROGRESS. It'll roll over that soon, anyhow. I keep coming back and creating some articles, but it sure takes a long time; I recall asserting that 30% was going to be passed soon, a really really long time ago I think. Being over 70% in photos is very impressive though. cheers, --Doncram (talk) 21:15, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

I haven't gotten back yet. I go near there every time we go to my daughter's college, which was almost every two weeks last semester, but it depends on the time of day and how pressed for time we are. There is a good chance that I will get it (and maybe some more) by the end of July. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 21:26, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
And I was near there in May, but conditions didn't allow me to stop. I usually spend about 30 minutes walking through a HD, but now it is too hot to be outside that long. I might either do a few quick ones or get my wife or daughter to drive while I take photos from the car. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:01, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Looking at the street view, the houses at 87 Griffin (photo 40) seem to be gone. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:10, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

David Bronstein[edit]

Could I ask you about this edit: [1] where you added a cite from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", and I am unable to check myself. Does that cite specifically mention Keres, Korchnoi and Rubenstein? (Rubenstein would be strange because he was not a post-war player). And later another editor added Fine to the list, who presumably isn't in the cite. I'd like to separate what the cite actually says, from any additional commentary. Adpete (talk) 23:28, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

The page number is wrong since the book starts on page 7. I'll have to find it again, but it probably says what I wrote. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 23:48, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
@Adpete: Whoops, it is on page 4 (the first numbered page is 7). "Back cover illustration by Sammy Rubinstein, son of Eugenie Lew and Akiba Rubinstein, another grandmaster to share David's fate as one of the strongest players never to become World Champion." (Of course you can't argue with Keres, Fine, and Korchnoi being in that set, but this book doesn't say that. But there is probably some source somewhere that does.) Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 00:22, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, there's all sorts of mess then. The WP article says post-war, and Rubinstein's not post-war. Neither is Fine, really. I think lists like this are very subjective - what about Gelfand, Topalov (if you don't count his FIDE title), Ivanchuk etc? They probably would have had a number of chances if the chess world hadn't been in chaos when they were at their peak. So I've removed the list and also the words "post-war". I've inserted your quote as a comment. Thanks for looking this up. Adpete (talk) 03:02, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
One more-or-less objective criteria would be to look at ratings and include players who were once the second-highest rated player but never became World Champion. Ratings started in 1970 but in Elo's book, about 1976, he retroactively calculated earlier ratings. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:10, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
The article could just say that he is one of the strongest players never to be W.C. and not list names. That quote can be used for a reference and it is certainly true, given his 12-12 match with W.C. Botvinnik. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:22, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I did. Adpete (talk) 23:26, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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The PDP-10 image you removed from List of transistorized computers was a KL10, and thus IC-based[edit]

The PDP-10 image you removed from List of transistorized computers appears to be the same picture as the KL10 image at the top of PDP-10, so it was the third generation (oops, there's that phrase again :-)) of PDP-10, and thus IC-based (like its predecessor, the KI10; when the KI10 came out, I assumed the "I" was for "integrated circuit").

There's a picture of a KA10 (discrete transistor) on this page, if you're curious. Guy Harris (talk) 03:12, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, when I read that later PDP-10s used ICs, I decided to remove the photo, since I didn't know one way or the other about that one. Thanks. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Luzhin Defence 2.jpg[edit]

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Checkmate with two bishops[edit]

Sorry for that incautious claim! Many thanks for your edit! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leonidsh (talkcontribs) 14:59, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Request for help finding chess set[edit]

Hi - I've been looking for ages for chess pieces with the exact Staunton design in your photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staunton_chess_set#/media/File:ModernStaunton.jpg . Your notes for the photo state 'Photo of my House of Staunton "Marshall" chess set - same style as Jaques "Millennium" set', but I can't find either set from either seller. Do you know where I can currently get this precise design? Thanks Derrick Farnell (talk) 10:59, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

The House of Staunton doesn't seem to have them in wood anymore (only plastic). And you said that Jaques of London doesn't have the Millennium anymore (I didn't check). So I don't know about this exact design, sorry. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 15:44, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Okay - thanks anyway. Derrick Farnell (talk) 15:56, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Acme Mapper[edit]

You didn't get an answer to your Help Desk question. Did you get your answer somewhere else? I wouldn't know how to answer.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:30, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

I just got back after being gone for several days and now it is working again. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:01, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Apollo rockets[edit]

Is this[2] correct? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 10:50, 17 August 2018 (UTC)