User talk:RedGreenInBlue

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My apologies[edit]

Yeah, I'm using Huggle, a semi-automated anti-vandalism tool. I saw the huge removal of text and the edit summary and jumped to a conclusion. (a lot of vandals will yell at bots in their edit summaries....) I've reverted my erroneous edit and removed the warnings. Again, my apologies. Thingg 14:59, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

No worries. Thanks for the rapid response - I'm starting to wonder if you really do upload to teh internets with your mind! Peter Barber (talk) 15:06, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

File:Ecosocflag.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Music[edit]

Does your perfect pitch have some connection to your mathematics? ValenShephard (talk) 12:29, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Hmm - interesting. I'm not aware of one (except that I am someone with perfect pitch and reasonable mathematical ability!). It is said that a talent for music often goes with a talent for maths, but it's by no means universal. Supposedly the strongest correlation is with having a tonal language as one's mother tongue. I'm curious to know what prompted your question... RedGreenInBlue (talk) 18:50, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Which are the tonal languages? My piano teacher has perfect pitch, so does her mother and sister, seemingly indicating some kind of genetic factor; and she mentioned mathematical differences figure into the equation (har har..). ValenShephard (talk) 18:52, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Mitsubishi 4G5/6G5 Engine[edit]

Hello there, nice to see someone editing Mitsubishi engine articles besides myself. One minor detail is that the official Wikipedia guideline on four digit numbers is to write them with a comma (4,500 rather than 4500), I noticed you removed a few commas. When you use {{convert}}, it does it for you.

My actual question was regarding units used. I, die-hard metric that I am, believe that the best way to list them is like this: 86 PS (63 kW), because Japan always uses PS (metric horsepower). Kilowatts usually aren't even listed, especially for older engines such as these (the only issue is that some people don't know what PS means, which is why I always call them "hp" in the article body). The only countries that I know of that have whole-heartedly adopted the kilowatt are Australia and Germany. Anyhow, I didn't want to go in and mess with all your work without explaining myself and hopefully reaching some sort of agreement. Also, as for torque, all of these engines were designed in kg–m by Mitsubishi; Nm and lb-ftfs (whatever those are) are just conversions from the original kg–m. I believe that all Japanese (as well as older European) engines should be listed primarily in kg–m, with Nm or fl-bpts added depending on main markets.

As for music, I am good at math but certainly don't have any musical skill whatsoever.  ⊂ Mr.choppers ⊃  (talk) 15:34, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Mr Choppers - no problems, edit away. It's a fair cop: I know little about the automotive industry and less about Mitsubishi in particular! I'm a science teacher in the UK, and as you can guess, I stick rigidly to SI when discussing torque, power etc. to avoid confusion. When I was looking up the Mitsubishi L200 recently (a friend is buying one for his work and I was interested in the specs), I found the mixture of units in the Astron article difficult to follow, and felt the units needed standardising on one or the other.
As I was doing this simply to improve consistency, and since I don't have access to primary sources for the engines' power and torque, I was careful not to alter the source figure in the text. So although some of the primary figures have changed from imperial to SI, you'll see that I did this by using disp=flip parameter in the convert template so that the output figure is displayed as the primary figure. Better (and more revertable) than using a converted figure as the input figure. So if you feel that hp ought to be first for some models then you simply remove that parameter. My only issue with PS would be that many of the references appear to be to US manuals or brochures, so the source figure may really be in mechanical horsepower rather than PS. But then it sounds like you're already aware of that. Are they treated as interchangeable?
Re. 4-digit numbers: point taken. I know there are two ways of displaying them but for some reason thought WP's style was the other one. RedGreenInBlue (talk) 10:04, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Yeah, I happen to live in the US and fight an everyday, Sisyphean battle on behalf of SI. However, it has been (wisely, I think) decided to list outputprimarily in the original units. PS and bhp are slightly different 86 PS (84.82 hp), but I wish that they could just be referred to as "hp" and "bhp" respectively instead, as most everyday readers don't know what a PS is. Many treat them as interchangeable, but then you get the problem of when a car with 103kW (140hp metric) instead receives 103 kW (138.13 hp). It's generally a mess.
At least the methods of measuring torque provide different enough outputs that no one would confuse them in the same way. Anyhow, I strongly agree on the need for standardisation, and as a collector of old Japanese car brochures I got all the primary sources anyone could need. Best,  ⊂ Mr.choppers ⊃  (talk) 15:15, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

March 2011[edit]

Dear RedGreenInBlue,

Please excuse my reverting of your edit on Welsh medium education. It was an error on my behalf.

Sincerely, Xionbox 10:10, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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