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hey hon...i'm at my brothers, but AIM express isn't working. i've got my phone on if you've got any credit, and MSN is working, but i can't get AIM to...*sighs* ~ becca

I just messaged you :) Dysprosia 10:41, 27 Jun 2004 (UTC)

File system[edit]

Hi! Yes, this is indeed much better than the previous effort, which was apparently contrived by each editor adding their own paragraph to the introduction and then extending the lists in the main “article” ;-). Now if only we could take that silly statement about ACLs out... Lady Lysiŋe Ikiŋsile | Talk 08:03, 2004 Jun 28 (UTC)

Just noticed your interest in's not wiki style, but I think this is both more complete and more understandable. Perhaps we could figure out how to integrate it and make it encyclopedic. Understanding the filesystem in terms of history and development IMHO would be more clear than the jumble there now. --ssd 15:13, 3 Jul 2004 (UTC)

I'll try and incorporate your concerns when I next get a chance to. Dysprosia 09:00, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
This article obviously suffers from the multiple writer syndrome. It feels like each paragraph was written by a different author with no attempt to organize it or integrate it. I think it really needs a total rewrite. I've started by fixing (IMHO) the intro, and I've written an outline (offline) that I'll use to slowly restructure it. I need to sleep on it, but I think I'll next add a history section (past, present, future) incorporating most of my e2 article above in a slightly different form, and then start deleting overlap from the rest of the article, and then try to make the rest fit the outline I've got. Anyway, at least it's a plan. I didn't mean to imply before you should integrate all that.  :) --ssd 06:49, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)

I got your message. To read my latest edits to your discussion, please go to my talk page. Thank you. Marcus2 08:16, 28 Jun 2004 (UTC)

psst... I moved transitioning (transgender) to transitioning since there was no need for the disam bracket ;) Dysprosia 11:47, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Well, and I will move it back, because [1] gives several more meanings for this word. Even if the disambiguation page for "Transition" point out these meanings, you can be certain that links will appear to this one day which have nothing whatever to do with transgender people. Snowspinner already complained about the "exclusive" usage of Transitioning; even if his comments are not exactly unbiased, I see no reason to have a questionable name for an article when this can be solved so easily. -- AlexR 11:53, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC)


I don't understand the definition in homeomorphism (graph theory) at all. Can you clarify? Michael Hardy 22:36, 1 Jul 2004 (UTC)

It's been a while since I've done much graph theory stuff, but I'll try. Dysprosia 05:25, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)

It looks like a comprehensible sentence now. But I really wonder if the word homomorphism should have been used instead of homeomorphism? Using homeomorphism does not make sense to me. Usually (besides the fact that the concept of homeomorhpism, as that word is usually used, is topological) a homeomorphism is a morphism in both directions, whereas a homomorphism is a morphism in only one direction. Michael Hardy 20:48, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Assuming I have understood what you are saying correctly: if graph G1 is homeomorphic to graph G2, so should G2 be homeomorphic to G1 since for G1 to be homeomorphic to G2 there must exist a graph H from which each can be gotten from a number of edge subdivisions. There is no restriction on which edges you can subdivide. Change the indices - nothing else should change as a result. Dysprosia 04:03, 3 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Hmmm. Sorry about Contagious magic there - I assume my edit recreated the page after you deleted it although I'd have thought that would result in an edit conflict or something. EddEdmondson 12:58, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)


re: Phil Gingrey

Hello. Your assumption that medical ethics consist only of moral duties to a physician's own patients deserves to be reexamined. Indeed, I suspect that is such a narrow conception of a physician's ethical duties that it invites the kind of ethical lapses that codes of ethics are normally devised to prevent. Consider for example the ethical obligations that physicians assume when they make policy recommendations concerning public health measures. Surely they fail in their ethical obligations if they consider only their patients in issues involving preventing the spread of communicable disease. By analogy, we would not argue that an attorney has ethical obligations only to clients and not to the legal system as a whole because that would undermine justice. By analogy, we would not argue that an accountant has ethical obligations only to corporate management and no ethical obligations to corporate shareholders. Codes of professional ethics ought to be understood as general moral guidance rather than as a sets of "don't get caught doing this because it looks bad to the public" rules. All ethics are universal if they are anything at all, and merely find their expression in specific circumstances.

Is there something different or remarkable about Congressman Gingrey's public support for whatever is happening (and we still do not know enough) in Guantanamo? He is both a physician and a politician; he has two social roles, one of which comes complete with a code of ethics. While intelligent or sophisticated consumers of news might deduce the inherent contradiction, we cannot and should not assume that most users of Wikipedia are intelligent or sophisticated consumers of news. A pity but realistic.

trans* topics[edit]

hey dysprosia, refer Talk:List of transgender-related topics#Directly/Indirectly related topics. Can you clarify whether you meant movies in general or the movie in particular. If you find the particular movie to be not directly related to the topic, say why you felt so, Jay 18:19, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Bizarre Sysop Abuse? 172[edit]

I'm in an edit war with a Reagan supporter (or two) and now a so-called Wiki SysOp has weighed in. They seem to think Reagan's 1952 rape of Selene Walters is a non-issue. I thought I'd ask you how to proceed. It is clear that all miss the point. - Sparky 05:47, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. I can't believe how casual some people are about rape. - Sparky

External links[edit]

Hi! I see you found the page list(s) :-) In case you didn't notice, the original list you asked for (pages with miscapitalised external links) is at User:Lady Lysine Ikinsile/This page contains an External links section with incorrect capitalisation. I'll probably rebuild these every few days or so (whenever new dumps are available). Lady Lysiŋe Ikiŋsile | Talk 14:21, 2004 Jul 7 (UTC)

Ahem. When you lower-case "External Links", this often leads to inconsistency within the article (other headers have initial caps), which I believe is a graver sin. Nelson Ricardo 11:03, Jul 8, 2004 (UTC)

Speeling eroors[edit]

Thanks for fixing my atrocious spelling in Martello tower - I don't know what I was thinking! -- sannse (talk) 21:02, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Congats on 6 edits in under one minute! --MerovingianTalk 03:37, Jul 9, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks ;) Dysprosia 03:38, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)
You're very welcome; do I sense multiple windows up at once and then a firestorm of click-click-click-click-click-click?  ;-) Good day. Peace Profound! --MerovingianTalk 03:45, Jul 9, 2004 (UTC)
Sort of, though, I have a little script to expediate the formatting process. That and Tab-Ctrl-V-Tab-Space-Enter, which I have down to a fine art... ;) Dysprosia 03:46, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)
You kids and your crazy scripts. Impressive.  :-) --MerovingianTalk 03:49, Jul 9, 2004 (UTC)

Functional equation[edit]

I replaced your example of a functional equation with a different one for reasons stated in my summary. But besides the example, the words "... which has one solution" appear to mean it has only one solution, which is obviously extremely far from the truth in this case. Michael Hardy 21:22, 11 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Moving pages[edit]

Would you please move Ferric oxide to "Iron (III) oxide" and Cuprous oxide to "Copper (I) oxide"?

Darrien 23:32, 2004 Jul 11 (UTC)


I'm commenting on your edits on Talk:Bi-curious. Can you review them? Thanks - mjb 19:58, 21 Jul 2004 (UTC)