User talk:David Haslam

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My other pages[edit]

Not quite a wikibreak, but ....[edit]

I have not been active in Wikipedia for the last few weeks, as I have been spending most of my spare time working on the Go Bible project. I have started a Go Bible Google Group and created nearly forty Go Bible collections for various translations and versions. DFH 18:36, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Coding Theory[edit]

I noticed that you added Parity code to Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Mathematics. Do you mean Syndrome decoding? Essentially, the linear code is checked by a Parity-check matrix. Unless you know of a specific difference between your meaning and the Syndrome, create a redirect to Decoding methods#Syndrome decoding. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stolee (talkcontribs) 01:29, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

It was such a long time ago, I can't recall what prompted me to request such an article. Sorry. DFH 19:53, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Weibull[edit]

Hello!
This is to tell you that I just answered your 2006 enquiry about the correct pronounciation of Waloddi Weibull on its talk page.
Rgds / 213.64.31.72 13:01, 3 October 2007 (UTC) /sv:user Mkh

Thanks. DFH 16:15, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Piper[edit]

Could you throw in your two cents at Talk:John_Piper_(theologian)#Is_Piper_a_Reformed_Baptist? Thanks! --Flex (talk/contribs) 16:24, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't have a view on this matter. Even so, there are some aspects of Piper's theology that are a cause of concern, especially his so-called Christian Hedonism. DFH (talk) 11:08, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Your comments at Failure Rate[edit]

I saw your comments there. I was wondering if you could take a quick look at the MTBF and its talk page.

Shouldn't that be a plus not a minus there? There are many other issues. It's discussed in the talk pages. Thanks NYCDA (talk) 21:33, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Apparantly downtime and uptime represent points on the graph. So time between failure = downtime (a point of time on the graph) - uptime (an earlier point on the graph). The equation above is correct if looking at it from this prespective. The whole wiki is still confusing and could still use your help. It mentions MTBF=MTTF+MTTR. But doesn't MTTF=sum(uptime)/# of failures and MTTR=sum(downtime)/# of failures? So MTBF=sum(uptime+downtime)/# of failures?
NYCDA (talk) 21:55, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

notepad++[edit]

Notepad++ supports encoding in UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format) without BOM, USC-2 Big Endian, USC-2 Little Endian, Windows format (end of line character return, line feed / Linux Format (end of line, line feed) / Mac format.--Adam1213 Talk 22:32, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks - in fact, I've been using Notepad++ for several months. It's a very good editor. DFH (talk) 13:28, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Religion[edit]

Hi David Haslam, I was just wondering why you believe that your religion is the right one. What drew you to that specific religion? I’m doing research for my thesis and I’d like to get a discussion going. Get back to me. All the best. MagicBullet5 (talk) 17:17, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Inappropriate question in context of Wikipedia, for which others have already 'taken you to task'. See User_talk:Magicbullet5#Mass_posting_on_talk_pages DFH (talk) 09:30, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Tay Rail Bridge[edit]

As you are a major contributor to this article, I wanted to make certain that you were aware of its GA Sweeps review, which can be found here. --Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 18:00, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Cambridge Semiconductor Limited[edit]

Can you please add sources showing significant coverage in reliable independent sources for this company? Carlossuarez46 (talk) 01:49, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't have to be me that does this! Anyone capable of doing a Google search for Amarantunga+Gehan+CamSemi could supply such cited sources. Here's one [1]. DFH (talk) 17:16, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, I have gone the extra mile and added a brief description based on and citing this reference. DFH (talk) 17:31, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Birtsmorton Court[edit]

Hi. I'm not quite sure that I understand the purpose of the long, unsigned bibiography on the Birtsmorton Court talk page. See: Wikipedia:Talk_page_guidelines. I would not have recognised the possible conflict of interest in the main article had I not seen this. The only other references I can find to this building are its numerous ads for its banqueting and conference facilities. --Kudpung (talk) 09:34, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

The subject for the main article is notable enough. This English manor house was the birthplace of William Huskisson. As several other sources either mis-spell his birth-place or mis-locate it (in the wrong county), that was one of the reasons I created the stub four years ago. The bibliography in the talk page was added partly because of my own personal curiosity, the main article still being a stub, and the additions kept to the talk page with a view to others or myself finding time to learn whether this historic owner (the main restorer of the manor house and gardens) might be sufficiently notable in his own right. If so, then the material could be eventually moved to a new page for Francis Bradley Bradley-Birt himself. DFH (talk) 15:26, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
I should add that I have no connection whatsoever with the current owners, though I have had an almost lifelong interest in William Huskisson. I don't even live in the same county, and I have never visited the place in person. So for my part, there is no conflict of interest. DFH (talk) 15:30, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Retired after 36 years in semiconductors[edit]

On a personal note, I retired on 2009-09-25, after working for just over 36 years in the semiconductor industry; most of that period for Philips, latterly for NXP Semiconductors. DFH (talk) 08:39, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Thanks for the alert. I will do some improvements later this month. DFH (talk) 10:33, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Exclusive Brethren[edit]

Hello David Haslam,
I hope you are enjoying your retirement! I am contacting you because you had (in the past anyway, 3 years ago!) an interest in the Exclusive Brethren article. See here. The 2 higher edit count users Gregsby (who you apparently know of) and Jarich, are no longer active on WP.

There was a news report re. Exclusive Brethren on Sydney TV Monday 8 March (Local), so I had a look at the article. I found a lot of text (≈40%) had been deleted, and I have now restored it. See Talk at Unexplained removal of Referenced text for more details.

It seems there are a lot of single purpose accounts (anon & registered) pushing their POV. Most of the deleted text was not flattering to the Brethren. This article may well need a complete proofread and revision. You seem the best person to approach about this. Hope it doesn’t disturb your post work life. Please let me know what you think if possible. Happy editing! Happy retirement! --220.101.28.25 (talk) 21:07, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for this - but it's not top of my list of topics to pursue. DFH (talk) 21:44, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Re Post to Gregsy[edit]

Dear David Sorry to be so slow in replying to your note. I would be happy to renew contact. Not sure If I can legitimately give my email here but it is not a state secret penarlag at hotmail dot co dot uk

I am no longer at St D's but if you wished to meet there, that would be fine. Kind Regards

Greg Morris —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregsy (talkcontribs) 12:52, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Greg. Check fb. DFH (talk) 15:26, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Ichthus: January 2012[edit]

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Re Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley[edit]

Please don't post nonsense like this into Wikipedia articles: [2]. Not only is a nondescript 'birther' website completely non-WP:RS, but it didn't even claim that Monckton was an 'expert witness'. I'm sure you have been editing Wikipedia long enough to know that the material was entirely unacceptable. AndyTheGrump (talk) 13:31, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

OK - understood. DFH (talk) 16:49, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

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Fixed. Thanks. DFH (talk) 09:43, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Semiconductor Test Consortium[edit]

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I am now retired for almost 5 years, after a 36 year career in the semiconductor industry. I have no objections to the article being deleted. It's probably out of date. DFH (talk) 15:29, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/EDWinXP (2nd nomination)[edit]

FYI - since you've previously edited the article. Bazj (talk) 11:48, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Delete – I have no objections. DFH (talk) 13:08, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks. My edit was prompted by noticing that Google search for PDB mostly comes up with results for Protein database, rather than Program database related pages. DFH (talk) 09:36, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Klopsch Red Letter Edition of the Bible, Title Page, Scanned 2016-01-30.jpg[edit]

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I just emailed my colleague, DM Smith, to ask for his confirmation. He owns a copy of the 1769 Blayney Edition, and it was he that scanned the page for a project that we continue to work on day by day. DFH (talk) 12:52, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
He replied straightaway, and I forwarded his permission email to Wikipedia the same day. DFH (talk) 14:50, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Compassionate Friends[edit]

hi David - I work on conflict of interest issues along with my regular editing. this edit seemed pretty clearly intended to give that charity more visibility; do you have some connection with it in the real world that you should declare? Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 19:01, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

I have no connections with the charity. DFH (talk) 11:50, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Klopsch Red Letter Edition of the Bible, Title Page, Scanned 2016-01-30.jpg[edit]

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This was already dealt with on 2016-02-08 in the last but one section of this talk page. See above. Why are you pestering me with something that you should have closed? DFH (talk) 12:35, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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