User talk:Hirak 99

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Hi, this is my talk page. Please use the '+' button above to leave me a message.


This is meant to be a friendly comment, and I sincerely hope that you will accept it in that spirit.

Your present RfA has no chance of succeeding. Editors like to see good evidence of knowledge of Wiki policy, which you can only demonstrate by producing a meaningful number of edits in the WP:NAMESPACE areas. Click on the link for clarification. You may possibly have assumed that progress to admin was an automatic sequence upon becoming an editor; I am sorry, but this is not the case, and promotion requies a significant degree of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the project.

I ernestly suggest that you withdraw your application, before the "oppose" votes become hurtful. I hope that you will keep on editing, because we need dedicated users. Please think about re-applying when you have about six months experience and something over 3,000 edits, spread over the various aspects of wikipedia. At that point, I will probably support you. But, I regret, not now.--Anthony.bradbury 21:43, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Well done. Please come back later, as I suggest above.--Anthony.bradbury 21:47, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Agreed, I have seen the opposition and already withdrawn. I did kind of assumed that it will be an easy process. I thought if I become an admin, I can use the powers for good. However, at these moment to be honest I do not need to be an admin, since I do not see myself doing any more than what I already do. I think I will become an admin if an when I deserve it. Perhaps I will reapply if I feel that the time has come. Your comment taken in good spirit, thanks for leaving the polite message. Oh and good luck on your RfA :) --Hirak 99 21:59, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, both for the message and for your support. I hope that you will re-apply; the attitude shown in your comments is exactly what wikipedia needs. Get those edits in. Happy wikying.--Anthony.bradbury 22:11, 25 March 2007 (UTC)


I'm not sure I think it's important enough to include in the entry, but if it really is easily verifiable then my objection to including the Waldo trivia becomes much less strident. I'd personally prefer it was referenced with a mention in some secondary source, rather than simply instructions on where to view the frame, however. If it or any of the other trivia is included, it should be in another section, preferable one that already exists, rather than simply creating a new one with a title like "easter egg frames" or "discontinuities"; these would be essentially a trivia section under a new name. I'd suggest putting in the production section, perhaps with a sentance like, "The producers included a few humorous references to popular culture; such-and-such a character says "I'm walking here", a famous quote from Midnight Cowboy[source], while in such-and-such a scene, a single frame of a man dressed like Where's Waldo apears[source]..." As I said, though, I'd greatly prefer it if the facts were referenced to reliable secondary sources.--Cúchullain t/c 06:09, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

You are right, just after I wrote the message to you it came to my mind that the most suitable place to put presence of such frames would be in the production. It is however, rather unfortunate that there is no secondary source yet which indicates the presence of the frame (or, Mel's appearance in the trailer for that matter). I can understand because I myself will also feel reluctant in believing such a claim unless I verified it personally. Hopefully a reliable source will come out soon in the form of an interview regarding the movie.--Hirak 99 06:22, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome[edit]

Thanks for the kind word regarding Basu's theorem edits. Keep up the good work yourself. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 19:34, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Mathematics#Completeness[edit]

I thought the X variable should have had a mean of 0? -- Jokes Free4Me 10:52, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Posted response in the reference desk... Cheers, Hirak 99 14:44, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Mathematics Reference Desk[edit]

You posted an explicit solution to a question at the mathematics reference desk. Perhaps it did not occur to you, but the rest of us had carefully avoided posting a complete solution. I have removed your answer, and ask that you please do not do this again. Here's why. The guidelines for the help desk clearly state that we do not provide homework answers. We do not know if this question was homework, even if the poster claims it is not. But beyond that, the question was not "give me a solution", but "how would I approach this". What you did is like revealing the ending of a mystery; it spoils the fun. Also, it teaches almost nothing, which defeats the purpose of the desk. If you read our responses to other questions, you will see that we routinely take creative steps to offer guidance without handing over a final solution. We will confirm a correct solution if the poster asks, but that's a very different thing. I realize your mistake is easy to make at first. Please help us maintain the principles of the help desk by being careful not to do this again. Your understanding and cooperation will be appreciated. --KSmrqT 21:28, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

P.S.: I will see a reply here. --KSmrqT 21:30, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
I am sorry, I thought he stated clearly that it was not a homework problem. And it did not really occur to me that the people who commented actually avoided the solution deliberately, because most of the suggestions would lead to dead-ends. Since you did not post in my talk page when you removed it, I took the liberty to undo the change. However, I will replace the solution with a proper hint instead. I hope that it is acceptable.--Hirak 99 21:40, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I was posting to your talk page immediately after removing your post, before you reverted. Those trying to cheat on their homework are also willing to lie about a question being homework, so we are always cautious. But, setting that aside, here the poster clearly asked for guidance, not a solution, as follows:
  • "How can someone proceed with such a problem?"
Hints are fine. I notice that yours is almost exactly the same as that first offered by Algebraist, and essentially is the same when combined with the following post by; and since mine is the only other post, I see no dead ends anywhere. (My two linear equations yield P(x) = (2x+8)/3, which — being of degree 1 — is also the remainder upon division of P by (x+1)(x−2), a quadratic.) But no matter; sometimes a minor rewording improves understanding. --KSmrqT 22:14, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
I stand corrected, there was actually only one dead end out of the three, not most. Algebraist suggested multiplying with appropriate factors, which would not have yielded the solution... But the rest were in the right direction. However nobody mentioned the single most important step in solving the problem where he failed after seeing modular arithmetic is involved, which is to work modulo (x+1)(x-2). Thanks for the heads up on cheaters, will keep in mind not to put full solutions on the reference page in future even when the person claims it is not homework. Cheers, --Hirak 99 22:25, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Geometric median[edit]

Hi Hirak99,

I've suggested the article Geometric median, which you recently created at for DYK. There were some questions about how the entry should be worded. Could you take a look at it, you can find the suggestions' page here.--Carabinieri 08:24, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, I've responded in that section. --Hirak 99 11:53, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support in my recent successful RfA. Following on from my comments higher up in this page, if you do decide to apply in the future for admin status, please draw it to my attention. --Anthony.bradbury 14:10, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

It's a really good news, congratulations! --Hirak 99 14:43, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Geometric median[edit]

Updated DYK query On 2 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Geometric median, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 06:13, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


Hi Hirak! Just dropped by to say hello! How are you? We don't know each other. Let's get introduced. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:29, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Hirak, if I'm not mistaken, you recently signed up for Bangla wikipedia too, right? Welcome there ... I hope you will contribute on a regular basis ... we need more people to work on our ambitious Bangla wikipedia project ... we have plans to get a CD published by the end of the year. Feel free to contact me here or in (same user name:Ragib) ... Thanks. --Ragib 20:32, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi! Yes I of course am ardent fan of Satyajit Ray. I saw your edits in Shonku and came yo your user page. If you go to the "History" of Shonku, you can see I also contributed in the article in the past. In fact I happened to start the article in November 2005. Anyway, hope your stay in wikipedia will be wonderful. And bye the way, try to be there in Bengali wikipedia, too. Ragib is doing GREAT job there. However the Bengali wikipedia is relatively poor in coverage of subjects related to West Bengal. That's largely because there are less number of contributors from West Bengal. For any query on Bengali wikipedia (typing software etc) get in contact with ragib. He is a wonderful person and will be more than happy to help. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 07:18, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Hi Ragib and Dwaipayan. Thanks for dropping by. It really felt nice to encounter more Bengalis in Wikipedia. Yeah I've recently opened an account in the Bengali Wikipedia and do plan to contribute. I will start once I've set up the Indian languages Unicode rendering support in my computer, and I find/create a transliteration service that will transliterate from English to Indian fonts. Cheers, Hirak 99 10:00, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


Hey Hirak. Name 'Hirak' is pretty uncommon. I have one college-friend doing job in Noida. I hope thats not u.

if(u r not the one i m thinking about)
        Please write something about u
else     Then also write somthing.

Poor Joke.. Isnt it ?? --Jayanta 01:48, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

The name Hirak is really uncommon. I was christened when the popular movie Hirak Rajar Deshe by Satyajit Ray came out. I'm from a family which likes good literary work, and no wonder my parents were fascinated by the movie (as I am too). And hence the name. Good to see u here, didn't think there'd be so many Bengalis around in Wikipedia, so it's a nice surprise :)
Oh and unfortunately I've never worked in Noida, I've been in Gurgaon for sometimes though. I've seen in your profile that you're from IIT KGP. Sorry it probably isn't me then, as I've studied in ISI Calcutta... hope u find ur friend. Try Orkut :) --Hirak 99 09:45, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Nice to know about u Hirak. I ve been recruited by Niksun. And hopefully will come to Gurgaon in July-end. Though a big task is left here. final year project. In which department did u graduate from ISI-Cal ?? and yes i do ve a orkut profile for long. U can add my gtalk-id: jmandal.iitkgp.

Thankx. --Jayanta 08:41, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Userbox atheism2[edit]

I've reverted your edits to the version of this userbox as it exists in my userspace. All you've done is needlessly break a bunch of userpages; the two seperate versions of this userbox can co-exist without any issues. →DancingPenguin 05:36, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes I would have reverted it myself after the correction period was over. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience it may have caused. --Hirak 99 06:59, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure what 'conversion period' you're referring to, to be honest, as I don't exactly understand what it is you were hoping to accomplish. →DancingPenguin 02:38, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
I was referring to a 'correction period'. The userbox atheist2 was incorrectly userfied by someone, which referred to your userbox. I thought I will leave a notice to people about what has happened so they get a chance to use the correct userfication, and after a couple of days (max 1 week) to remove the notice. However, I do realize now, that using the talk page instead would have been the actual way to do that, and not changing your userbox without prior discussion. --Hirak 99 16:23, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I understand now. I can't fault you for doing what you did, even if it wasn't the best way of addressing the issue. On a related note, don't be surprised if someone gets the notion to flag your version of that userbox for deletion on the grounds that they find the 'no-god' image to be offensive -- the same has happened in the past to a very similar-looking userbox that once existed in the main template space. →DancingPenguin 18:25, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for understanding and accepting my apology. Actually what you said is correct - to say it is correct would be in fact an understatement, because it has already happened. The consensus was however, to userfy it instead of deleting it. I would have userfied it myself, but since I am not the creator of this userbox, I waited a while whence it was userfied improperly. Regards, Hirak 99 20:22, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Current math collaboration[edit]

James S. 01:28, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

To build on this theme, I am writing you to let you know that the Mathematics Collaboration of the week(soon to "of the month") is getting an overhaul of sorts and I would encourage you to participate in whatever way you can, i.e. nominate an article, contribute to an article, or sign up to be part of the project. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks--Cronholm144 21:39, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Hirak 99/Userbox/User Atheist2[edit]

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Style note[edit]

Hi. Thank you for the added example at Topological space. And I have a small comment. In math notation, variables should be italic, so X instead of X and T instead of T. It is a small thing, but I thought I'd let you know. Thanks. You can reply here. Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 02:17, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

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You left this note at WP:AIV, but I'm not sure what the context is. What is HSBC? What's happening? —EncMstr (talk) 07:24, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

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Find Duplicates[edit]

Hi there!

I am a big fan and user of your Find Duplicates program. Now that geocities has suddenly closed down and disappeared (ack!) do you have a new web site? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:30, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, although I don't have any more websites, this is one place where I used to put some experimental programs:
Also some of the stuffs I had there are now opensource (including Find Duplicates), and can be found here:
I think I do need to copy the Yahoo pages I had somewhere else for nostalgia's sake!
-Hirak 99 (talk) 19:54, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

WCI banner.png

Hi Hirak 99,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011

Code for Geometric median[edit]

Hello, Is the code for the geometric median freely available? I just need the core computation routine (even pseudo code is fine). Thanks in advance! Chet — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:20, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I used the iterative approach outlined here [1]. Here is the code - [2].

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