User talk:Double sharp

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"You have new messages" was designed for a purpose: letting people know you have replied to them. I may not watch your talk page and I will likely unintentionally IGNORE your reply if you do not ping me in it, use Template:Talkback, or copy it to my page, as I will not be aware that you replied! I also prefer to keep the conversation in one place and not split across multiple pages. Thank you.

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Example of internal and external angles (I couldn't find one showing an octagon, so have a pentagon instead: the idea is the same). Double sharp (talk) 02:46, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

The internal angle of an octagon is 135°, so the external angle (in my understanding) is 360° -135° = 225°, and the sum of the external angles is 8 x 225° = 1800°. Have I missed something? HuPi (talk) 22:58, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

@HuPi: Yes, you've got a wrong definition: the external angle is not defined as 360° minus the internal angle, but rather as 180° minus the internal angle. Think of it as the angle formed from one side and the extended adjacent side. See internal and external angle. So for a regular octagon you get each external angle as 180° − 135° = 45°, and 8 × 45° = 360°. Double sharp (talk) 02:46, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I stand corrected after nearly 70 years living with a misapprehension. HuPi (talk) 20:21, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
@HuPi: You're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 11:57, 17 August 2015 (UTC)


I don't think I'll get too much time to improve the article anytime soon (who knows, though), but to make it easier (at least for me, but surely this'll help you as well if you're in), we would need to conduct a review and see what exactly needs to be done, and I'd love to do it sometime soon. Even if something changed so much you're going to say you'd love to work on this article, but aren't able to (yet I hope this is not the case), I'd still use your help with reviewing it. As Henry Ford once said, "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs," and to get this one done, I would really use breaking the task into pieces. When this is done, it'll be easier to edit the article, and we won't be limited to lengthy sessions, for which we may have no available time, and maybe we'll even able to edit it on the go, if we wish to do so. Are you able to take part anytime soon?--R8R (talk) 17:29, 11 August 2015 (UTC) know what, why not, small edits are totally fine even with my present everything-would-be-falling-apart-at-the-speed-of-light-if-not-for-me-staying-off-WP-mostly schedule (no longer than a paragraph or two at once, though!).
(P.S. And after mooching off .pdfs for so long of it I now have real dead tree versions of both editions of Greenwood & Earnshaw, yay.) Double sharp (talk) 16:26, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Glad to know you can take part. (Congrats on obtaining the G&E book!)--R8R (talk) 12:49, 13 August 2015 (UTC)


About a year ago you helped me translate this article from the French Wikipedia (I have a dynamic IP). Hope all is well. I am currently starting a new film-related project here. Would it be possible for you to please kindly translate these two short articles from the French Wikipedia? Thank you so very much. (talk) 10:31, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

OK, I'll get to it this weekend. Double sharp (talk) 13:14, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks once again. (talk) 16:44, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
By the way, you can also find a photo of Bokanowski here and of the poster of his film here, for inclusion in the entries after their creation. (talk) 18:04, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
My IP address got changed again. Just so you will know how to contact me: (talk) 08:31, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
@ I've got the first one done for you at The Angel (1984 French film). As usual with these articles, I don't know anything about cinema, so I may mess some things up. Double sharp (talk) 09:09, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
...and the other at Patrick Bokanowski. I didn't translate the reference titles, because the French article didn't translate the few English reference titles. Double sharp (talk) 09:22, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you once again so very much! Please just add Mr. Bokanowski's picture to his article and, as before, I will soon ameliorate and augmente these entries. (talk) 09:28, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure if I can upload the picture of Bokanowski, though: he's still alive and so we need to ensure that it is free, because it would not satisfy WP:NFCC (as technically anyone could still photo him). Double sharp (talk) 09:29, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
No problem, it is not necessary. You might want to check Google Images though for other pictures of him. Just make sure that the link to the French Wikipedia entry appears on the left under Languages. (talk) 09:31, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Right (and thanks for reminding me about that: I'd forgotten!), the link to the French WP entry should show up now. Double sharp (talk) 09:33, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I can see it now. By the way, according to IMDb, the film was first released during 1983, so you will have to change the entry's title. (talk) 09:34, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Right, done. (Although why does the French WP's entry on Bokanowski give its date as 1982 then?) Double sharp (talk) 09:37, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I am not sure but Wikipedia usually goes by the first date given on IMDb. Could be referring to the year of shooting and production. Due to the moving of the article it lost the link to the French entry on the right. Thanks again! (talk) 09:41, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I think I've fixed the link now. Thanks for the clarification about the date, and you're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 09:43, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Once again, thank you so very much for all you did. (talk) 09:44, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 12:14, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
You seem to have been right about the film being released in 1982 rather than 1983 or 1984. This is confirmed by the official website of the Cannes Festival. Would it be possible to move the title once again? I will change its name on other entries myself once this is done. Thanks! (talk) 17:19, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Moved it. You're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 06:39, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks once again! (talk) 09:41, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
I found three more photos of Mr. Bokanowski. Do you know whether one of these can be added to his page under Wikipedia's rules? My IP address got changed again: (talk) 13:36, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I really don't know, as the licensing of these images is not stated. So I think the safe assumption is no, unless we ask the sites to release the pictures under free licenses so we can use them and they say yes. Double sharp (talk) 13:39, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. Having a picture is not a must. (talk) 13:45, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 13:46, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I assume the same goes for this one? Thanks in advance. (talk) 14:57, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I would have to assume so, in the absence of a clearly marked notice of a free license. Double sharp (talk) 14:59, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. (talk) 15:01, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 15:02, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
By the way, would it be possible for you to create a category called Films directed by Patrick Bokanowski? (talk) 15:56, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Just saw you did. Thanks! (talk) 16:04, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome! Double sharp (talk) 16:05, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Shot in the dark[edit]

Are you at ACS 2015 this year? I'm giving a talk later today and figured you might actually be in the audience. This can also be chalked up to my gross over-estimation of how many people go to discipline specific conferences. :) Protonk (talk) 15:32, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

I'm not actually in the US (although I guess it is hard to discover that if you don't obsessively analyze my timestamps – I have not been very specific about RL matters on WP, after all). But I'd love to hear your talk! Double sharp (talk) 06:37, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
It was one in a set of 7-8 talks for a symposium on chemistry in Wikipedia organized by ChemLibrarian and Walkerma and sponsored by CINF. Apparently the ACS is like major league basebal--no recordings etc.--but ChemLibrarian will have the slides up later. Quite a neat session actually. I'll point you to the slides when they're up. Protonk (talk) 12:08, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
All right...eagerly awaiting them! ^_^ Double sharp (talk) 12:11, 17 August 2015 (UTC)