User talk:Cburnett

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Happy 😊 Belated Adminship!![edit]

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Hamming distance images[edit]

Two example distances: 100→011 has distance 3 (red path); 010→111 has distance 2 (blue path)
Two example distances: 0100→1001 has distance 3 (red path); 0110→1110 has distance 1 (blue path)

In these images the description is correct, but the actual hamming distance between any two points is 1! Is this a mistake? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smellyjellly (talkcontribs) 05:02, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

The distance between two adjacent points is one. The red and blue paths detailed in the first image are not adjacent, so they are greater than one. The blue path in the second image is adjacent therefore it is one. Using the digits as coordinates helps graphically visualize the Hamming distance, but you can see it in the digits themselves: it takes three bit flips to go from 0100 to 1001 and only one bit flip to go from 0110 to 0111.
Also, please sign your posts using four tildes ~~~~. If you forget, it's nice if you don't remove auto-added signatures. It's nice to know who is asking questions! Cburnett (talk) 12:48, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Joker playing card image[edit]

I've recently been revamping the List of poker hands article and am sorely missing a Joker image for the Five of a kind section. If you found the time to create one (or even two: a red and a black version) to complete your already excellent set of playing cards, that would be rather fantastic. Just a humble request of course; the article will live on without it! (But what kind of a life would that be?) Hpesoj00 (talk) 17:12, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

I have gone and added the jokers myself, as I found the original source material. Please edit them if I have done a poor job. Hpesoj00 (talk) 18:30, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Cburnett.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Usage Request[edit]

Is it alright if I use your encapsulation diagram in my school assignment? You're the original author, and I'd thought I'd be polite & ask, as I know it's under the GFDL. I think it ilustrates the point that I'm trying to make in my assignment pretty well. AtlasDuane (talk) 10:15, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

You bet. Good luck! Cburnett (talk) 23:22, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! It's been used and the assignment is now submitted. AtlasDuane (talk) 20:25, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Cburnett a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust The Homunculus 18:58, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello Colin ![edit]

Hello Colin ! This is Kenneth ! I have a picture of Bahamas passport I would like to upload ? Where can I upload it to for you to put it on ? Thank you Calvinck3 (talk) 06:54, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Summer solstice) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Summer solstice, Cburnett!

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