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Iso#International Organization for Standardization[edit]

Regarding your edit to Iso#International Organization for Standardization, please note that that is a disambiguation page (i.e.: people going there want to be told the differences between the usages of iso and easily be able to get to the usage they are interested in).

The info you have added in that edit appears to be actually be about the International Organization for Standardization as opposed the three-letter word and its disambiguation, and you seem to have removed information useful for disambiguation.

Please discuss on Talk:Iso. I will leave it as is for now because I've made further edits to the page since yours and there may be areason for your edit.

--Joe Llywelyn Griffith Blakesley talk contrib 14:45, 2005 Mar 26 (UTC)

Markus:  Please see my request regarding default date and time format. You might be interested, and might know how to get this change implemented. I'm amazed they thought anything besides this should be default for an international information system. It obviously should be the default for the default logged-in skin, logged-out skin, and four-tilde string. A person shouldn't have to log in just to see dates displayed in standard format. But, at any rate, logging in won't fix the arbitrary, mixed-up date/time formats in talk page signatures. Very illogical. It needs to be switched to the international standard. --Simian, 2005-09-08, 05:29 Z

ISO 5775[edit]

Hello!

The text of the article ISO 5775 is a verbatim copy of the article on your personal homepage. Because it describes an international standard, I am not sure whether it should be flagged as a copyvio. Seeing as I have the rare opportunity to speak directly to the copyright owner, I want to ask you what should be done about it. JIP | Talk 09:33, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

What is the problem with me donating this text to Wikipedia? I'm confused and have no clue what you worry about here. Markus Kuhn 09:42, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Aww, crap, sorry about that. I did not realise it was you who wrote the Wikipedia article. I must have made a mistake checking the edit history. Forget about it. JIP | Talk 10:22, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Tron[edit]

Hallo Markus Kuhn, du hast wahrscheinlich vor einigen Wochen die Kontroverse und den Gerichtsprozess (den afaik ersten der Wikipedia) um die Nennung des bürgerlichen Namens von Tron in den entsprechenden Wikipedia-Artikeln mitbekommen. Nach dem Urteil des Berliner Amtsgerichts, das die Auffassung von Wikimedia Deutschland bestätigt hat, und einigen sich anschließenden Diskussionen ist in der Sache vorerst Ruhe eingekehrt. Der Anwalt der Eltern hat jedoch angekündigt, in Berufung gehen zu wollen, und wir haben dieses Wochenende einen Workshop der deutschen Wikipedia, bei dem unter anderem dieser Fall (und allgemein die Frage, an welchen ethischen Prinzipien sich Wikipedia in solchen Angelegenheiten orientieren sollte) breit diskutiert werden wird.

Weshalb ich mich an dich wende: Tron hat offenbar damals mehrere Mails an tv-crypt geschrieben, die er mit seinem vollen Namen und weiteren persönlichen Angaben unterzeichnet hat (am 24. Februar 1995, 17. Juni 1996, 24. Juni 1996 und 20. Mai 1997; Burks hat diese Mails auf seiner Website veröffentlicht, mit unkenntlich gemachtem Nachnamen.) Was mich in diesem Zusammenhang interessieren würde:

  • Wie viele Abonnenten hatte die Mailingliste in diesem Zeitraum ungefähr?
  • Gab es damals auf dieser Liste auch Poster, die nur unter Pseudonym auftraten, oder war es vielleicht im Gegenteil (entsprechend den Usenet-Gepflogenheiten) verpönt, den bürgerlichen Namen zu verschweigen?

Eine Antwort auf diese Fragen und vielleicht darüber hinaus eine persönliche Einschätzung der Frage, wie wichtig Tron selbst damals die Geheimhaltung seines Klarnamens war - von dir als jemandem, der einerseits Tron persönlich und fachlich kannte, andererseits vielleicht ein wenig mehr Distanz hat als beispielsweise die Betreiber von "Tronland" - wäre ein wertvoller Beitrag zu der ganzen Diskussion (vergleiche auch die Behauptungen über Trons Intentionen hier und hier). Ich könnte es aber auch voll und ganz verstehen, wenn du dich aus dieser leidigen Angelegenheit komplett heraushalten möchtest :-/

Grüße, High on a tree 10:06, 4 April 2006 (UTC) (=de:Benutzer:Hoch auf einem Baum)

Die TV-Crypt mailing list (gegründet 1994-04-11 von Luca Bertagnolio und mir) war eine geschlossene invitation-only mailing liste, auf der es üblich war dass neue Mitglieder sich mit vollem Namen und kurzer Biographie vorstellen. Der Grund dafür war (a) dass einige Teilnehmer bedenken hatten, dass Hersteller von pay-TV Systemen gegen sie vorgehen könnten, und (b) dass die Szene voller technisch weniger qualifizierter Leuten war, die versuchten aus allem was sie in die Finger bekamen sofort Geld zu machen. Was die genaue Zahl der TV-Crypt Mitglieder angeht müsste ich erst in mehr als 10 Jahren alten Mailarchiven (z.T. auf staubigen QIC Magnetbändern) nachforschen, aber es waren glaube ich nie mehr als 100 Leute. Boris war seit Februar 1995 auf der Liste und hat sich am 24. Februar 1995 mit vollem Namen vorgestellt. Er hat insgesamt nur eine sehr kleine Zahl von TV-Crypt Emails geschickt (vier klingt realistisch), die er aber jedes mal sowohl mit seinem vollen Namen als auch mit TRON unterzeichnet waren. Ich kann mich nicht daran erinnern, dass Boris jeh aus seinem Namen ein besonderes Geheimnis gemacht hätte. Er war kein besonderer Freund von Email (oder von schriftlicher Kommunikation generell) und hat es stets bevorzugt, mit Leuten telephonisch Kontakt aufzunehmen. Er hat mich im Zeitraum 1994–1996 mindestens 30–50× angerufen, und sich immer mit "Tachjen, hier ist Boris" gemeldet. Den Pseudonym TRON kannte ich eher als ein Logo das er auf seine Platinen geätzt hat. Wir haben oft stundenlang miteinander telephoniert und uns 2× getroffen, zur CeBIT 1995 in Hannover und zur IFA 1997 in Berlin. Die ganze Diskussion um den deutschen Wikipedia Eintrag über Boris habe ich natürlich mit großem Interesse und Erstaunen gelesen, aber angesichts der wallenden Emotionen die da aufkommen, halte ich mich da lieber etwas zurück. Markus Kuhn 13:33, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Electrical wiring (UK)[edit]

Perhaps I'm being stupid. I've always known the BRown/BLue mnemonic for wiring a plug - though it has been some time since I last had to do that. But I don't see how the harmonised colours for fixed wiring are relevant to this mnemonic. I suppose the holes for the plug pins are bottom-left/bottom-right but the main purpose for the mnemonic is surely to aid wiring. For the purposes of wiring, the MK double-socket I have in front of me has the L - E - N terminals in that order when viewed from the front/above with the socket just removed from the wall. All the terminals are at the same height. Other socket designs vary from this. I think it is worth mentioning the mnemonic, just not in this section. Cheers, Colin°Talk 20:50, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

ISO 8601 time designator[edit]

Recently in the article on ISO 8601, there was a discussion about the form of the time designator. The standard prescribes a letter T between date and time, but allows to omit it. I have always interpreted this as to replace it by a space. However, elsewhere in the standard is written that a space in a representation is never allowed. This would lead to an allowed form of 2006-07-1107:25Z and forbid 2006-07-11 07:25Z. In your summary you use the form with space. Can you substantiate this decision? I would be very reluctant to use the form without space. −Woodstone 07:35, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

ISO 8601 allows you to store date and time in separate fields. I see nothing wrong with separating these fields with a space, but the exact choice of field separator is outside the scope of ISO 8601. Markus Kuhn 07:47, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

The letter "T" seems Latin-centric. I have always used a space, almost as a form of civil disobedience.... – Kaihsu 19:26, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

The ISO 8601:2000 version states "5.3.1.5 If the time of the day is represented in basic format in a context that does not clearly identify a time only expression, the time designator [T] shall be used immediately in front of the presentations defined in 5.3.1.1 through 5.3.1.3." and "5.4.1 Complete representation ... The character [T] shall be used as time designator to indicate the start of the representation of time of the day in date and time expressions. The hyphen [-] and the colon [:] shall be used, in accordance with 4.5, as separators within the date and time of the day expressions respectively, when required. NOTE By mutual agreement of the partners in information interchange, the character [T] may be omitted in applications where there is no risk of confusing a combined date and time of the day representation with others defined in this International Standard.". I'm not sure if this has changed in the ISO 8601:2004 (latest version, not made available for free). Nsaa 14:14, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

FE-Schrift[edit]

Thank you for contributing this article! I have announced it at Portal:Germany/New article announcements and on Portal:Germany. Please announce your relevant new articles there. Happy editing, Kusma (討論) 13:06, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:EN-13402-example-hiviz.jpg[edit]

I've just uploaded your picture Image:EN-13402-example-hiviz.jpg to Commons at commons:Image:EN-13402-example-hiviz.jpg so it can be used by other languages. Regards Nsaa 14:03, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

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Image:ECG Paper v2.svg[edit]

I created the original Image:ECG_Paper.jpg using PowerPoint. Could you please credit me under the image summary? This was a time consuming graphic. Thanks, MoodyGroove 14:50, 6 July 2007 (UTC)MoodyGroove

Image:Karen Spärck Jones.jpg[edit]

Hello,

I am a little bit surprised by the licencing of this image, could you proved a source and a justification that University of Cambridge has released this image under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Licence ?

Thank you very much in advance. Rama 15:24, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Apologies, for some silly reason I failed to read "Release of this photograph under CC 2.5 Attribution was granted on 4 April 2007 to the uploader by Tim Holt, Deputy Head of Communications, Office of Communications, University of Cambridge.". Rama 15:25, 23 August 2007 (UTC)


Binary Prefix Image Deletion[edit]

You might want to weigh in on the deletion of images from the Binary Prefix page Tom94022 23:01, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

MOS and capitalisation[edit]

That's a good solution. Tony (talk) 14:06, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Hard spaces discussion; also, greetings![edit]

Hi Markus, this is just a note to say thanks for your suggestion over at Noetica's page, and to point out that they're not accepting new suggestions over there until after the current vote, and to point you to my current response on my talk page. While I'm here, I notice we have a lot in common...in addition to our interest in MOS discussions, I am currently staffing the #wikia-de channel, and I adopted robots.wikia.com. So...freut mich, dich kennenzulernen :) — Dan Dank55 (talk) 20:18, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Hard spaces again[edit]

Markus, your contribution at our little development page User:Noetica/ActionMOSVP was appreciated. I hope you'll come back and take another look, now. Your expert input and support would be extremely valuable.

– Noetica♬♩Talk 07:21, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

GL[edit]

Could you check the SVG of the ring circuit diagram produced on the graphics lab after your request and comment on it or, if it is correct, close the request as done? Thanx, 68.39.174.238 (talk) 20:20, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Just dropped by to say hi and to make a somewhat unusual commend/request; I think you should consider adding back some of your personal interests (as appeared in your old home page). That "torturing innocent pianos" was brilliant. --157.228.x.x (talk) 08:04, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

pH[edit]

Hi Markus. You recently restored some text to the pH article, but I think you might have made some mistakes in doing so. Have a look at the current version to see what I mean. The text you added appears to be part of a larger block that includes a hyperlink. The added text only shows part of this and is indented for no reason that I can understand. Anyway, thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer. Cheers, --Plumbago (talk) 08:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

P.S. There's been some pH talkpage debate about the pH article's intro. I drafted a potential new version but, not being a chemist, am reluctant to swap it into the article without have a more discerning eye cast over it first. If you've got a minute ...  ;-)

Oxford Wikimania 2010 and Wikimedia UK v2.0 Notice[edit]

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Cambridge meetup![edit]

Hi, this is just to let you know of a proposed Cambridge meetup - suggested dates currently Saturday 18 October or Sunday 19th October. If you're interested, please give an idea of which day might be best for you there - & if you know of anyone else who might like to attend do let them know! Cheers, Dsp13 (talk) 14:11, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

ISO 31-0 and the meaning of “italic”[edit]

The article ISO 31-0 states that “Symbols for quantities are set in italic type, independent of the type used in the rest of the text.” Does this mean just using an oblique font, or literally using a true italic (i.e., oblique and cursive) font? Recent ISO standards seem to take “italic” literally; the standards use sans-serif typeface for the main text but use a serif italic font for all quantity symbols, despite using sans-serif upright font for numerals and descriptive subscripts, in displayed mathematics as well as inline with the text. An example from ISO 12232:1998 (I don't have the 2006 version):

H πTvcos4θ LtF2  + Hf .

4A2i2

I am told that the soon-to-be-released ISO/DIS 80000-1 gives similar examples.

Is this indeed the intent of ISO 31-0? The examples in the article use sans-serif oblique; is this just a concession to Wikipedia style? JeffConrad (talk) 08:38, 28 January 2009 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge 2[edit]

Provisionally scheduled for Feburary 28. Comments welcome, & seeing you there even better! Dsp13 (talk) 18:14, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Cambridge meetup[edit]

The second Cambridge meetup is confirmed for this Saturday, 3pm, at CB2 on Norfolk Street: Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge 2. Hope to see you there. Charles Matthews (talk) 19:06, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

I was taught to use dates of the format "December 31st" more than 50 years ago, long before Bill Gates, and when computers still used valves and seldom processed words. There was absolutely no American influence on my education, so I'm convinced that this is an older British tradition. However, I'll do some research before reverting your edit. Dbfirs 08:35, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

I've added some examples of British uses to the talk page, and made a small change to your edit (retaining most of it). I hope this meets with your approval. Dbfirs 10:21, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Meetup confirmed[edit]

The third Cambridge meetup is confirmed for the Free Press pub, 12.30 pm on Tuesday 28 April. Charles Matthews (talk) 13:24, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

IEC 60906-3[edit]

I saw you wrote the initial text of the IEC 60906-1 article. Do you have access to pictures of the "IEC 60906-3" ELV connectors ..? Google seems a dead end. Electron9 (talk) 19:43, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm afraid, not. Markus Kuhn (talk) 20:00, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Cambridge meetup 1 August[edit]

FYI, the fourth Cambridge meetup will occur on the afternoon of Saturday 1 August. Charles Matthews (talk) 14:24, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Bike stands[edit]

The issue of what to call bicycle stands, bicycle carriers, and luggage carriers has been raised here. I seem to remember that you invoked some sort of international standard, but I can no longer find any details of that. Would you care to chime in now? -AndrewDressel (talk) 01:04, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Cambridge November meetup[edit]

Set for Saturday 14 November, 3 pm, CB2 cybercafé on Norfolk Street. Please come along if you can: Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge 5. Charles Matthews (talk) 15:48, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Meetup in Cambridge, 27 March[edit]

See Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge 6 - much as before. We'd be glad to see you. Charles Matthews (talk) 19:50, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Meetup[edit]

You may well have seen a site notice about the next Cambridge meetup, this Saturday 29 May. I thought those who have been in the past should have a personal invite, too. Charles Matthews (talk) 21:45, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Cambridge Meetup 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge 8. You would be most welcome. Charles Matthews (talk) 14:03, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Calorie[edit]

I'm extremely tempted to revert the Calorie page back to one of your final edits around two years ago. Not only has it been degenerating steadily since then, but there seems to be a group of people actively working to make it worse. Any thoughts? Peasaep (talk) 18:47, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree! Markus Kuhn (talk) 08:35, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

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