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Hi, please write me messages here. Please add them at the end of the page and use the 4 tildas ~ to sign your name. Thanks. Rusl

Sometimes I've written a rant here or there late at night. If I did that and offended you, my apologies. Please don't take me too seriously. Also, some of my more idiotic rants are over a decade old but I just haven't removed them... Thank you for being a person who helps make wikipedia! It's an amazing, inspirational project. Don't be afraid to tell me I'm wrong, because I very often am ;-) and I do need to be reminded now and then.

inconvenient truth[edit]

Hey - the Al Gore presentation is already online in a legal form: http://www.thewatt.com/article-1156-nested-1-0.html The lorax 23:52, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Ciclovia[edit]

Based on your edits, you seem more of the bike type than the Spanish speaker, but you made edits to an article recently, so I thought I'd point you to a question I had at Talk:Ciclovia--Fisherjs 14:37, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

USA influence[edit]

I am starting to get disallusioned by wikipedia. There is too much US viewpoints bias creeping in. I was looking up liberal and think tank. They are just so damn America. For instance, liberalism is only seperated from radicalism in France, according to this article. And the necessity of reference is so abused as being simply href to the mainsteam news trumpets. Stephanie McMillan is seen as a liberal somehow. There is no entry on her. But there is this BS think tank article about the great depression [1]...

Anyway I'm not giving up. But I'm becomeing dispirited by so much hubris on these articles. Before it was really a lot less people contributing to writing the articles and a much larger percentage were doing it from a basis of edumacation. Now, so much 'content' generation business comes from this thing that the right wingers are trying to take it over. They have and easy time making idiotic propaganda assumptions rule the day. It is subtle, but it is dispiriting.

I guess I am not seeing the big picture. Of well. Damn that idea of progress!

And all the fucking anal get-me-a-cheap-href-tags that are appearing. Some cleanup nazi robots are running wild. What purpose is there is banalising this entire thing so it does nothing more than refernce and bunch of trivial myopia from crappy 'newspaper' websites. Kill the message. Now even the article on progress is not very enlightening, instead it points to all sorts of trivial variants and is having a hard time questioning the basic word that it is meant to.

Serious insecurity[edit]

The idea of having a reference link for every single point of fact is absurd and new to wikipedia. When I first started looking at this thing - long before I because a registered user - the reference ephasis was not there. It seems the insecurity of a few to prove that wikipedia is indeed as good as Brittanica - that the subjectivity of open editing is absolutely countered by obcessive citation - that is pure insecurity. Not seeing the point. I don't know why we are trying to recreate this in the image of something it is not.

It's like the insecurity currently gripping my city of Vancouver about the 2010 Olympics making us 'world class' (like a 1980s airline commercial)... Or the Bushies cabal insecurity war on terrorism. A kind of overcompensation that is hidden by people never looking at the big picture - and getting away with it because it is an insecurity that pretends to be ABOUT the bigger picture. But frankly, having URLs for statements is not big imagination. Neither are 2 week sports events or police states/corporate welfare schemes. We as a species have a lot more potential in us.


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Source needed listed at RfD[edit]

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Suggested image change for - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RAID_60.png - RAID 60 image[edit]

I would like to point out that the image is not able to demonstrate the value of RAID 60 over RAID 10. The reason for this is that the demonstrated RAID 60 has 50% redundancy (2x 4-drive RAID 6 striped together, with 2 disks worth of parity per stripe). The same 8 disks could be used in a RAID 10 with the same level of redundancy, and possibly identical fault-tolerance (complex, and arguable. Faster rebuilds probably give 10 the edge), but with the definite downside of the RAID 6 of slower rebuilds, more processing necessary, more expensive controllers needed, and some other issues that I don't have the time to write at the moment, but that should be enough.

I suggest that this example be altered to use at least 5 drives per stripe in order to give it the edge in storage efficiency over RAID 10, otherwise the example shows no clear advantage of RAID 60 over RAID 10.

Thanks for your work on Wikipedia.

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May 2010[edit]

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OK, sorry, I'm just a bit emotional on this topic because I have lived very close to it.Rusl (talk) 02:10, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

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Frank Luntz[edit]

Hey, Rusl. I was also struck on reading the Frank Luntz article that there was no mention of "death tax," so I added some information with too very good references. I think the article is much more complete now. What can we do to get the editors to upgrade it? A.T.S. in Texas (talk) 06:24, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Your recent edit to Burj Khalifa[edit]

I have reverted your recent edit to the Burj Khalifa article. The place to ask questions like that is on the article's talk page. Astronaut (talk) 09:32, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

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Leeenux Linux[edit]

You added few things in talk of Leeenux Linux page, stating that it is not an advert. However, one other admin has been eager to make the page deleted, saying that no matter what I do, the page will get deleted. After few arguments, he decided to put it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Leeenux_Linux Can you please see to this? There is discussion between that other admin and myself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Spiralciric Thanks, and sorry for bothering you. Spiralciric (talk) 19:44, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

RE your rant.[edit]

I spend a huge amount of time here cleaning up PR crap from articles - see for example what I've been doing to Starbucks [2]. As you can see on my userpage, I use Ubuntu and a lot of other free software, but that doesn't mean that Wikipedia should have an article on every single linux distro. SmartSE (talk) 10:14, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of RipLinuX page[edit]

Hey, I noticed your rant in the Leeenux deletion page and I was wondering whether you would like to give your opinion for or against the deletion of RipLinuX, another distribution that has also been nominated for deletion, see here. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by EvilKeyboardCat (talkcontribs) 06:56, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Looks like I am too late. It still exists: [speedydeletion.wikia http://speedydeletion.wikia.com/wiki/Recovery_Is_Possible] In principle I agree strongly, though I'm not personally familiar with that distro so I'm not sure what I could add specifically. It's really disheartening to see wikipedia go this direction and so fast. Frankly I think the anti-Linux wikipedia people should be rooted out as they seem to be advocating a policy antithetical to this site. However, I don't have the energy or time to spearhead that. Also, I really can't comprehend how someone who wants to be a wikipedia ultrageek administrator is going to feel like going on an anti-linux rampage. Maybe someone's personal computer crashed and they blamed the OS? Someone who really hates Linus? Anyway, keep fighting the good fight, whatever that means.Rusl (talk) 17:52, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

merger discussion of Jack (hero) and Jack tales[edit]

As one of a few editors with more than 2 edits to Jack_(hero), I urge you to please review Talk:Jack tales#Merge discussion for merger discussion of Jack (hero) and Jack tales.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:28, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Your comment did not make a clear statement at Talk:Jack tales on whether you support or oppose the merger.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:45, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

George Massey Tunnel[edit]

Rusl,
Please see George Massey Tunnel#Height Limit and Talk:George Massey Tunnel#Clearance and clarify on the talk page. Peter Horn User talk 01:11, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks Robot, but someone else fixed it before I bothered to read this LOL Rusl (talk) 23:16, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

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I am tooo slow again LOL

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Thanks, sorry for slow reply. Whatever this was it wasn't important and I certainly don't remember creating it (I don't understand templates very well!) -- so much so in fact I was worried I got hacked given my old easy to guess password from 2006. Time to update password anyway I guess, LOLRusl (talk) 22:57, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

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too late for me! I always avoid reading these messages as I'm paranoid it's someone mad at me for writing something stupid late at night... but it never is that, I don't write as much stupid stuff as I use to and anyway no one cares they just change it which is better than arguing anyway. Resolution for 2017, respond to new messages in a timely fashion! Rusl (talk) 22:59, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

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