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This is (unsurprisingly) my talk page MinorProphet (talk) 06:43, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

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Talkback[edit]

I replied to you at Talk:Penrose tiling#Robinson triangles. Regards. Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 11:40, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Number theory[edit]

Hi MinorProphet - This looks very good! I'm afraid you'll have to wait for at least a week (or rather ten days or so) for further comments from me, since I am very busy with (real-life, number-theoretical) work... Garald (talk) 22:23, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Number theory[edit]

Sorry for having been out of action for so long. Your proposed edits look very good; please go ahead and carry them out. On Vardi´s comments on Archimedes - make cautious statements and reference them carefully (cite both Vardi and the works he cites); I am not sure of whether there is a consensus there. Garald (talk) 10:47, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

List of alloys[edit]

What does that make cementite? Plasmic Physics (talk) 00:49, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, an interesting one. Is cementite a compound or an alloy? Does light behave like waves or particles? Technically (and to avoid a direct answer) you could call cementite an iron-carbon alloy phase. In its purest form, it is classified as a ceramic. To recap and to remind myself:
Cementite is the crystalline form of iron carbide, a hard, brittle, stoichiometric, intermetallic, metastable iron-carbon phase (or crystal structure) found in steel alloys. It has the strict chemical formula Fe3C (e.tc.), unlike other iron-carbon phases which are non-stoichiometric and are formed within a range of proportions.
In eutectoid steel (Fe + 0.83 wt% C), ferrite (effectively pure iron) and cementite grow co-operatively as a lamellar mixture (or microstructure), pearlite.
In hypereutectoid steel (Fe + >0.77 wt% C) the structure is mostly pearlite with small grains of extra cementite scattered throughout.
White cast iron contains mostly monoclinic cementite with some silicon, making it very hard and brittle with limited ductility. Cementite is a metastable iron-carbon phase, and will decompose into stable graphite given the right conditions: namely, a higher silicon content and slower cooling of the molten mixture results in grey cast, containing graphite. Phase diagrams, etc. On a slight tangent, I came across this paper on Mechanical properties of cementite. > MinorProphet (talk) 19:04, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I did further research, and found that scandium hydride in this context is a substance held together by metallic bonding. Metallic bonding is found within alloys and metals. I've also found that "compound" and "alloy" are not mutually exclusive terms. Plasmic Physics (talk) 13:45, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

The Miracle (1912 film)[edit]

Regarding your question at the Help Desk: as you've perhaps seen, the history merge that you requested is now complete. For future reference, you don't have to do this (it's fine to copy/paste something you wrote in userspace to create a new mainspace article), but of course there's also nothing wrong with moving pages or requesting history merges. Nyttend (talk) 13:58, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your helpful message, I also thanked User:Anthony_Appleyard, who did the merge. I think it was just a case of me being in a hurry, not knowing exactly what to do, and not bothering to find out. > MinorProphet (talk) 08:41, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
The subject of this article seems to be (with a few significant differences) the same film dealt with in the article Das Mirakel (1912 film). I have started a content-merge discussion at Talk:The Miracle (1912 film). Cheers!--ShelfSkewed Talk 15:55, 18 December 2012 (UTC)Yes check.svg Done

20 Frith Street[edit]

Hi, MinorProphet. Wow, just... wow. That is awesome. --Shirt58 (talk) 01:36, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Had to be done. Thank you. > MinorProphet (talk) 01:43, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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WP:NPP is often and with some justification criticised. I do NPP because I enjoy it. I love learning new stuff. Discovering jewels in the Wikipedia crown like 20 Frith Street is exactly why I find it pleasurable. Shirt58 (talk) 09:58, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Inclines head, bows, swirls hat etc. > MinorProphet (talk) 19:40, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

Removed some old bot-type dabs etc. MinorProphet (talk) 16:04, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

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Taking a powder...[edit]

I think Uncyclopaedia might have been a better location... Peridon (talk) 12:55, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

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22 June 2012[edit]

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F. Newman Turner[edit]

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Goodness! How complicated it is finding ones way round Wikipedia contributors' pages! I hope this message reaches you to thank you for your comprehensive response to my query regarding a new article about F.Newman Turner. As you surmise, it is my first attempt at a proper article (for WP) other than some minor editorial corrections.

As this is a biographical piece, relying on unpublished sources, such as minutes, letters, and diaries in the family archive, it may be difficult to give citations to every statement but I will follow through on your recommendations as far as I can. Also, I was leaving formatting to the final submission process but you have kindly done this in the edit. I shall add the WikiLinks where they are relevant. I will also need to add a photograph, which, presumably, is done following the 'upload images' protocol.

Thanks again and I may well be in need of further help!

Roger Newman Turner 10:21, 22 June 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roger Newman Turner (talkcontribs)

Hi Roger, welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Wikipedia!
Please add new sections at the end of discussions or user talk pages - just click the "New Section" button on a talk page. To indent further posts when adding to an existing discussion, begin each new paragraph with one or more colons as the first character. Then please sign your name at the end of each post by typing four tildes like this: ~~~~ .
I should point out that diaries and letters are known as primary source material, which is not allowed in references on WP. See WP:VERIFY. Wikipedia requires reliable secondary sources such as printed books, jounals, etc., or the internet in some cases. Although some statements can be flagged like this [citation needed] or like this:2015-6-22[according to whom?] but these tend to detract from an article's overall reliability. I can appreciate the trouble you have taken to write the article, but if there are too many unreferenced statements they will tend to be ruthlessly excised in the early stages. Please add more references to any further reliable sources you can find; it's best to prune heavily, and to present an article for submission with as few un-reffed statements as possible. After the article is approved and makes it to Wikipedia mainspace there tends to be less scrutiny, and various details could be judiciously added without too much trouble, as it were.>MinorProphet (talk) 13:20, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
With suitable references, of course. >MinorProphet (talk) 05:12, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

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