User talk:Pde

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Old Topics[edit]

Hello and Welcome! I hope you like the place. --mav

Opps, sorry. This browser is so f***king annoying when it does that. I thought the saved version had saved it all, but obviously not. Thanks for telling me. JTD 23:02 Feb 6, 2003 (UTC)

Hey Pde, you're at the same university as me! I don't know if you've been to Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Australia yet, but there's a spooky density of Wikipedians in Victoria, and steadily getting spookier. -- Tim Starling 08:52 Mar 15, 2003 (UTC)

Have you been to Kew lately? If melbourne has an upper class (and logically it must have), that is one of the places they live. Cheers Adam 01:02, 7 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Yes well I should have known I would get that answer, serves me right. :)

I see we have some interests in common - Zidovudine caught my eye at once.

Adam 04:16, 7 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Re East Yarra, yes I did notice that, in fact you nearly elected two Labor MLCs because of the by-election. (This is a hobby of mine see my election archives).

I see you have written a lot about Aust political history, as have I and others. One of the weaknesses of this project is that it grows without planning. Do you think it would be a good project to try and consolidate all the Aust politics and govt articles into a coherent structure that people could follow, and also to try and achieve some uniformity of standards?

Adam 14:30, 7 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Sorry comrade, the Moreton preferences story is a myth. See this page Adam 09:47, 12 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Hello Pde! I'm sorry but i saw your comments on Pompey just now. I replied in the talk page. Cheers, Muriel Gottrop 10:29, 31 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Pde: See User Talk:sanders_muc for a reply to your question. -- S

pde: I'm unfamiliar with the logical operator that you used there. Tell me, how does the statement you made: "it's an open question (that is, the answer is unknown), thus the answer is x." work? It's seems like it would be a very powerfull operator, which could solve all sorts of unanswered questions. -Kevin Baas

Hi Pde, congratulations on your Computer Science comments for the Matrix Series pages, they were quite insightful. I'll be checking out some more of your edits. Lawrence Lavigne 01:57, Dec 24, 2003 (UTC)

Okay, I'm supposing you read some paper by some young student that spoke of this "the universe is a turing machine" theory. I have to say, PDE, you're very gullible. Open your eyes! Look around you! Mathematics is a tool. "The Matrix" is a movie. etc. etc. Physics is not reality. Physics is a very piecemeal and makeshift description. It cannot "prove" anything. Perhaps you need to study a little philosophy of science. Start with Husserl's phenomenology. Sir Francis Bacon might be a good resource, as well. -Kevin Baas 2003.12.24

I'm pretty well read, but I'd be happy to hear your suggestions.

"If the theories get good enough, then perhaps they can aspire to having captured all of the things which make reality what it is." - This statement is completely delusional. Think about it for a little bit.

Actions speak louder than words, my friend. If you want to see some of what I've contributed, you can check out the fractional calculus section. Please don't vandalize it. And ask a little nicer next time. Be a little bit more mature in your comments. -Kevin Baas 2003.12.24

WikiProject Melbourne[edit]

Hi, Pde. Seeing as you've listed yourself at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Australia as being from Melbourne, why don't you drop by the WikiProject Melbourne and help add something to the Wikipedia about our city?

Be sure to visit the Project talk page, and if you are interested, you can become a member.

Here are some WikiProject Melbourne articles which attract a high number of "page hits" but are only rated as Stub Class:
Suburbs: Derrimut, South Wharf, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Kilsyth, Save Our State (Australia)
Landmarks: 101 Collins Street, 120 Collins Street, Bourke Place, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Mint
Events: Melbourne International Festival of Brass, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Great Bookie Robbery, Extreme weather events in Melbourne
Transport: Premium station
Sporting Clubs: Fawkner Blues, Sunshine George Cross FC, Hume City FC
Streets: Little Bourke Street, Hardware Lane, Hosier Lane
People: Alannah Hill, Karmein Chan, Meek (street artist), Vexta
Institutions: Eltham High School, Glen Eira Town Hall, Honoured Society, Boxing Day Test
Venues: Bob Jane Stadium, Lexus Centre
Miscellaneous: Collins St., 5 pm, Yarra Valley, Coops Shot Tower, Melbourne Talk Radio, Academic dress of University of Melbourne, Sound Relief, Melbourne University Publishing, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne Metro
Edit or

discuss this list.

TPK 13:54, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC) (My talk page is at User talk:Hypernovean).

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Unverified image[edit]

Thanks for uploading the image

I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the image and I'll tag it for you. Thanks, Kbh3rd 05:49, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The Santamaria article is now called B.A. Santamaria and I have rewritten it. You might like to amend your user page accordingly. Adam 11:22, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Tetum[edit]

Legal action[edit]

Who has advised you of "pending legal action" and what have they said about it? Adam 09:18, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Tuggerah Lakes tornado 1959[edit]

Do you know anything about the Tuggerah Lakes, NSW tornado of 19 Sept 1959? It is allegedly suspected violent or even F5, but I can't find any information on it. Also, the tornado events listing is now subdivided, see List of Southern Hemisphere tornadoes and tornado outbreaks. Evolauxia 00:16, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

FYI: I thought you might find this interesting[edit]

Nov 2006. The severe thunderstorm forecast and warning process in Australia. 23rd Conference on Severe Local Storms. St, Louis, MO: American Meteorological Society. Evolauxia 07:58, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


I was just reading the talk page on Hypercomputation, particularly the discussion between you and Mr. Hypergeniusknowitallboy. I've got to tell you, I am very, very impressed with your patience. You seem like you'd be a really cool guy IRL. Kudos to you! (talk) 21:36, 29 September 2008 (UTC)



Habanero-tan (talk) 04:35, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

^present for u - Habanero-tan (talk) 04:59, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Tamper resistance[edit]

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Bicycle Geometry Article?[edit]

A looooong time ago, you pointed out that Bicycle and motorcycle geometry deals only with steering geometry. I think it is time to create an article dedicated exclusively to all aspects bicycle geometry. If you have input, please voice it at Talk:Bicycle_and_motorcycle_geometry#Head_and_seat_angle. Thanks. Ebikeguy (talk) 15:18, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Newitz COI[edit]

Peter - as a staffer at the EFF, which Newitz was an employee of, and has maintained a close connection to (per web info), I would politely suggest you refrain from editing her entry. We're having some serious COI discussions already on Charlie Anders' talk pages. Let's not bring Newitz into the fray as well. (talk) 01:04, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Usfta-copyright.jpg needs authorship information[edit]

Dear uploader:

The media file you uploaded as File:Usfta-copyright.jpg appears to be missing information as to its authorship (and or source), or if you did provide such information, it is confusing for others trying to make use of the image.

It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

Although some images may not need author information in obvious cases, (such where an applicable source is provided), authorship information aids users of the image, and helps ensure that appropriate credit is given (a requirement of some licenses).

  • If you created this media yourself, please consider explicitly including your user name, for which: {{subst:usernameexpand|Pde}} will produce an appropriate expansion,
    or use the {{own}} template.
  • If this is an old image, for which the authorship is unknown or impossible to determine, please indicate this on the file description page.
If you have any questions please see Help:File page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:00, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Melbourne meetup[edit]

Hey all, just a reminder that there's a meetup tomorrow at 11am in North Melbourne. There are more details at the meetup page. Hope to see you tomorrow! SteveBot (talk) 04:53, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

United LAX-MEL flights[edit]

Hi there. United still operates direct flights between Los Angeles and Melbourne (not nonstop but one-stop same plane with a stopover at Sydney; see WP:AIRPORTS for reason). If you look at, United Flight 839 still operates daily. Thanks! Snoozlepet (talk) 00:43, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Meetup invitation: Melbourne 26[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup next Sunday (6 January). Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 26. Hope to see you there! John Vandenberg 07:36, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Credo Reference[edit]

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Moving pages during AfD discussions[edit]

Hello, you recently moved a page that was at AfD ([1]); when the discussion was closed as delete, the closing administrator ended up not deleting the actual article but instead the pagemove redirect. While the move was probably correct, could you either 1) refrain from performing pagemoves while the article is at AfD or 2) put a clear note on the discussion page that you moved it? (See WP:NOMOVE, as well.) Cheers, Ansh666 04:17, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

I did the latter! -- pde (talk) 00:36, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

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