User talk:Codename Lisa

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Mr. Stradivarius 18:59, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Gadget/proposals[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Gadget/proposals. Legobot (talk) 04:29, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Virtual machine partial revert[edit]

Good day Codename Lisa.

In your edit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Virtual_machine&diff=next&oldid=730649669

You reverted:

"A virtual machine is less efficient than a lower level machine when it accesses ..."

Back to:

"A virtual machine is less efficient than an actual machine when it accesses ..."

I won't alter it back, but the word "actual" is vague, imprecise, ambiguous, and almost meaningless. It is one of those words which is routinely overused, and usually incorrectly, to the point of becoming useless verbal junk. The sentence begs for a clearer term. The reader needs semantic guidance as to whether the reference is to another software layer, or to hardware, or to something else. I used the term "lower level" to be clearer and more specific than "actual", yet still be general enough to allow some semantic flexibility.

You also reverted:

"Some virtual machines, such as Quick Emulator (QEMU), are designed to ..."

Back to:

"Some virtual machines, such as QEMU, are designed to ..."

Again, I won't alter it back, but WP:ABBR says "... an acronym should be written out in full the first time it is used on a page, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, ..."

When senior editors deliberately violate, or de facto countermand, the Manual of Style, it sets an example for the rest of us. What sort of message does this communicate?

Thank you. Best wishes. Have a productive day. —Jerryobject (talk) 13:15, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Jerryobject. How do you do?
  1. "Actual" is the opposite of "virtual"; but if you wish, you can use "physical". But "lower level" is a metaphor that only the writer understands because he sees the virtualization stack as built from the ground up. Technically the virtualization is not like a stack. It is like matryoshka dolls: An actual machine contains a virtual one, which might in turn contain another virtual machine.
  2. I did fear that someone might think "QEMU" is an acronym or abbreviation. It isn't. "Quick Emulator" is its root of etymology, not expanded form. "QEMU" is a proper noun. It is like DVD: The name originally comes from "Digital Versatile Disc" and "Digital Video Disc" but it is none of them now. It is just DVD, a proper noun. But yes, I acknowledge that there indeed are abbreviated forms of product names like MSE for Microsoft Security Essentials, KMP for KDE Media Player, and NIS for Norton Internet Security.
Oh, and one last thing: If you ever thought someone is violating something, please gently talk to them. They won't devour you. It is usually they will apologize for the violation, or they will demonstrate their perspective and reveal that they didn't think it was a violation when they did it, or rudely reject you in which case you cook their goose good and proper by going through WP:DR.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 14:46, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Next-Generation Secure Computing Base[edit]

Codename Lisa,

Your feedback on Next-Generation Secure Computing Base would be appreciated. I have a significant draft for another section. Perhaps I could show that to you as well? Either way, please let me know of any improvements or suggestions that you may think of for the current revision of the article.

Thank you for your time, (IanWilliam20 (talk) 17:32, 22 July 2016 (UTC))

Hello, IanWilliam20
How do you do?
I am reviewing the article right now and the following are what I have noted:
  1. "NGSCB" is the title of an operating system feature. As such it should be treated like other software components: No "the" before "NGSCB".
  2. WP:ABBR – Use of abbreviations and their expanded forms need to be made consistent: In the first instance, the expanded form must be written with the abbreviation in parentheses. In all the subsequent instances, the abbreviation should be used. Currently, I sometimes find second, third or fourth instances expanded.
  3. The "Architecture and technical details" section seems to have no source at all.
  4. The "Vulnerability" needs to elucidate more
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 19:57, 22 July 2016 (UTC)