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Bernoulli's principle[edit]

Hi ComputerGeezer. Can you supply a descriptive caption to the image you added to Bernoulli's principle? Thanks, Crowsnest (talk) 23:43, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

I think your approach (in sand box) is much better than the old math-centric approach. Actually I would like to see even more explanation, like why the fluid accelerates (same volume of flow) and why the pressure changes (for dummies). John (talk) 02:53, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

List of systems engineering at universities[edit]

Thanks for you excellent work on the List of systems engineering at universities. The list really looks impressive. I wasn't even aware those functions where possible in Wikipedia. I had never seen them before. -- Mdd (talk) 00:51, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Peter Drucker article[edit]

{{helpme}} I have some suspicion that the Drucker article has been extensively modified by someone with a probable conflict of interest. (See

Is there a forum where this issue should be raised?

ComputerGeezer (talk) 02:19, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I've warned the user about WP:COI. If you continue to be suspicious of the activity, make a report to WP:ANI. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 02:25, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
FYI, the user has been blocked because of a username violation. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 02:33, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


{{helpme}} I've been cleaning up links to the Rational disambiguation page, and I ran into a page that, at best, needs serious help. Diagonal Thinking appears to be a giant essay on a non-notable topic. But it's the author's only significant contribution to Wikipedia, so I'd hate to put too harsh a tag on it. Any suggestions on how to encourage, but redirect the author? ComputerGeezer (talk) 03:11, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

  • I'd say just politely inform them that Wikipedia is not a place for personal essays, then AfD the article. (Wow, that's a lot of red links in the article too!) Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(Broken clamshellsOtter chirps) 03:18, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
    • The editor seems to have disappeared. I proposed deleting the article. ComputerGeezer (talk) 17:56, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Work Breakdown Structure[edit]

Don't you think this article could have a Software item? --Mauricio (talk) 15:53, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

There are too many software tools out there to simply add a representative sample to the article. (This is true in a lot of areas, which is why Wikipedia has some standard policies on external links.) If we add a "tools" section, it should refer to neutral third-party sites rather than particular tool vendor locations. ComputerGeezer (talk) 17:18, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Missile List[edit]

Good progress on the missile list! I was thinking about it and do you think we should add a colomn named User with the origin one? For instance, Iraq is a user of SS-1, but it is Russian-made... --Ŧħę௹ɛя㎥ 02:50, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

I think in order to replace the "by country" list, we need to list each user separately. I was trying to come up with a better word then "origin" -- I think "user" is a bit mild, but I don't have a good alternative yet... ComputerGeezer (talk) 02:59, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
As per the task force's definition of the word User, is the countries, armed forces, or other groups using the weapon, which totally applies to what you mean... There has been a debate years ago about using Users or Operators but they finally decided to choose User. --Ŧħę௹ɛя㎥ 03:18, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Sortable table[edit]

{{helpme}} Is there any way to get null cells to sort to the bottom of a sortable table? I'm working on a List of missiles, and I would like for user to see NATO Codes at the top of the list if that is their sort choice. (Right now all the uncoded missiles show up at the top...) ComputerGeezer (talk) 20:22, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

List of generic and genericized trademarks[edit]

Sorry but you need to re-read our policies. Particularly WP:V. "Any material without a reliable source can be removed..." If there is even a remote chance that one of our articles contains incorrect material, that material should be excised. If you care enough about the subject you are more than welcome to restore the content with sources. AlistairMcMillan (talk) 11:14, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Again I'm sorry but our policies are clear. Articles have to contain reliable sources for everything. You can't just say the reliable sources are on some other Wikipedia article, go find them. If you are aware of a policy that states otherwise, please let me know. AlistairMcMillan (talk) 00:49, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Can you help?[edit]

I think I've exhausted my ability to explain my thoughts on the value of maintaining a List of generic and genericized trademarks here. Perhaps you can take a stab at explaining the issue?

Much indebted,

ComputerGeezer (talk) 01:58, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

I think the better course atm (while discussion is ongoing) would be to go find the references to the terms in question. (The complete OED might be a place to start?) References are typically the quickest way to deal with concerns. - jc37 02:40, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

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