User talk:Sdfisher/Archive May 2007

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Re:Stupid Deletion Question[edit]

Hi Steven, The usual thing is to wait and let it be cleared by an admin, who will log all the details of the vfd discussion at the same time, but it's less a requrement for redirects than for deletions, so theoretically you could do the redirect yourself, as long as enough time has passed. Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 00:45, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

Blue Task[edit]

I could be reading it wrong but wasn't Rene saying that older cooperative-multitasking apps run in the Blue Task, but newer preemptive multi-tasking apps run outside? Making the nanokernel non-trivial. AlistairMcMillan 01:30, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

I've edited your last contributions to Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. I hope I'm understanding this correctly. I have very little experience with pre-OSX Macs, so I'm pretty much depending on AlistairMcMillan 02:01, 26 August 2005 (UTC)
Didn't applications like Photoshop and Final Cut Pro take advantage of pre-emptive tasks? Granted for Photoshop I believe just the filters were run outside of the Blue Task, but all the same that's a pretty significant application. AlistairMcMillan 17:04, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Flip4Mac WMV[edit]

It is called by several names. The Flip4Mac WMV page redirected to "WMV Player" (original article name), which I changed to "Windows Media Components for QuickTime" (the most recent name used since the 2006 agreement with Microsoft) in order to avoid double redirect. Both the Flip4Mac article as well as the components article already mention the various names. The companies involved should have stuck with a simpler naming scheme.—Tokek 00:13, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism on HyperCard?[edit]

I just had a closer look and indeed the edit is not vandalism. Reverting the article because of "vandalism" wasn't in order, I guess seeing so much nonsense coming from anonymous IP addresses made me react a bit too fast. I don't know if de-jargoning the description is the best option in this case, but it clearly isn't vandalism. Apologies! menscht 15:19, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

"It's cool, my brother. :) I'm glad you didn't take my message as insulting -- I think I came across as too harsh. I actually think the best edit in this case would be splitting the difference, so I'll probably do that. :) --Steven Fisher 15:29, 9 May 2006 (UTC)"'
No problem. Happy editing. ;) menscht 15:34, 9 May 2006 (UTC)


Schlacks is an unusual editor; while most of his "contributions" are obviously garbage, a lot of the Tagalog (although I admit that my knowledge of Tagalog is very limited, just what I've picked up talking to my brother who currently lives in the Philippines) appears to be accurate, including the childrens' song in Kapampangan language, which I googled and found translated exactly as listed; I don't know if it's a copyvio or not. Strange mixture of vandalism and helpfulness. I'm putting a warning on his talk page. Also, I believe the "Catuncan" article Schlacks created does not assert notability and may be vanity, and have tagged it as such. Have a good one. Keppa 00:55, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Mac OS 9[edit]

Yep.. I forgot about the grammar change (and no, I hadn't written what you replaced). As for the control panel, well then you should have said that, instead of saying "simplified". Makes it less ambiguous, you see. I sort of remembered it being a control panel. I guess I'll check next time I boot into my Mac .... Dan 07:10, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for the kind comments. It's always nice to hear that :-). Ideogram 22:46, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I would also like to thank you for your kind comments regarding my Tivoization edits. It is indeed nice to hear. -- Seitz 02:53, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

unix article[edit]

have you had a chance to review the unix article? Ideogram 22:51, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

programming language[edit]

I would welcome your participation in improving programming language if you are interested. Ideogram 10:03, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Wisdom in short supply...[edit]

...but I can offer my opinion. As far as I can see you have done no wrong. The *peek articles are obviously advertisments and you gave them a month to re-write them to be NPOV (which is probably more generous than I'd have been) and they did nothing except remove the tags.

BTW If you do a Google Search for wireshark+"Steven Fisher" you get six results. All for comments placed on an article at EndGadget while they were running an unrelated WireShark article. Maybe that is why Mahboud thinks you are a WireShark developer. AlistairMcMillan 17:27, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Atlant says "Thanks!"[edit]

Thank you for fixing my user page!

Atlant 21:13, 18 June 2006 (UTC)


Hey there, and thanks for the note. I don't think I'm in any danger of violating 3RR, since that doesn't apply to reverting simple vandalism. As far as I can tell, that's all this is: the same user posting the same, unrelated/unencyclopaedic content over and over. I was actually just about to write you on a related note in fact, to remind you that vandalism warnings go on the user's talk page. :) Cheers! --PeruvianLlama(spit) 18:40, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Your warning to User:Letsgoredsox[edit]

You put a message (about vandalism) on his user page and not his talk page. I am currently moving it.


Booksworm Talk to me! 18:44, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Moving Apple Filing Protocol[edit]

I disagree with your recent move of Apple Filing Protocol to AppleShare File Protocol. Apple is not very consistent in the terminology they use, but here's some Googly statistics:

  • 531 hits for "Apple Filing Protocol"
  • 233 hits for "Apple File Protocol"
  • 23 hits for "AppleShare File Protocol"
  • 15 hits for "AppleShare Filing Protocol"

Foobaz·o< 01:26, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment[edit]

Hi. I saw your post there, and it seems like you haven't received a reply. It sounds like you are looking for Wikipedia:Editor review. — getcrunk what?! 17:31, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

GB vs GiB[edit]

Could you explain what you're doing on the MacBook Pro article? Unless there's some policy I'm not aware of, GB is more correct than GiB, and so far you have not explained any of your reverts. -- Steven Fisher 16:09, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Actually, no. Gibibyte is more specific. Gigabyte can mean either of two measurements. Gibibyte, while I hate the term, is an IEC standard (60027-2) and is what is recommended by the IEC. Gigabyte's only standardised meaning is as 109 bytes. --Yamla 16:18, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I see where you're coming from now, and it makes sense. You might want to compose some sort of standard comment to use when making such a change. -- Steven Fisher 18:13, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis[edit]

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, I did a fairly major overhaul of the page. It remained really horrific until about yesterday. Though, I'm still not sure if it's strong enough (3rd paragraph before saying it's pseudoscience). I fixed the warning, avoided savanna hypothesis, as it's hardly a typical term (the page redirects to bipedalism). I updated the hell out of the objections, though I didn't tone-down or check the arguments in favor for factual errors. Took out the comparison section (some gems but mostly, wrong). Spruced up the conclusion. I think the objections section is enough to balance the article. On a fun side note, "Human females do not have an inaccessable vagina." -- is probably a once in a lifetime sentence. If you have time, please check out the page and make any needed changes. Tat 10:14, 30 July 2006 (UTC)


I lived on the base for 8 years. This was common knowledge on the base, but as far as comparing to a source on the luck. My fault, should have known better. See NRS Aldergrove for work in progress version of Aldergrove base. Cheers! Motorfix 23:11, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Aside from anything else, I can't find a single example of Apple referring to Rosetta as an emulator. In all the examples I can find, they always refer to it as a translator.

So unless someone has written a compelling argument why Apple are wrong and Rosetta really is an emulator I don't see how we can call it that. AlistairMcMillan 01:37, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

My guess is probably because it doesn't emulate a PPC processor. It just translates a restricted subset of the software that ran on a PPC processor to run on an Intel processor. But that is just my guess... AlistairMcMillan 03:11, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Citation needed for article "Spinning wait cursor"[edit]

Hi Sdfisher. You added a claim to the article Spinning wait cursor that excessive spinning can be a sign of impending HD failure. Could you please cite a source for this? Thanks much! David McCabe 05:49, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

We moved this discussion to Talk:Spinning wait cursor. Also, my apologies for forgetting to sign at first. David McCabe 06:20, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Xcode[edit]

Specifically, Instruction manuals. Articles don't deal with "how-tos", although Wikibooks does. – Mipadi 01:21, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

It's a description of a use of a feature, which is basically a how-to. At any rate, it's not really a notable, encyclopedic aspect of Xcode. It's interesting and useful, but is appropriate for a page about using Xcode, or possibly a manual at Wikibooks. – Mipadi 06:17, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Corner Gas[edit]

How is that a copyvio? Adam Bishop 05:39, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Oh, you meant just the episode listing part. Well there is no justification for claiming the entire article is a copyvio, in that case. The problem is easily solved by deleting the specific copyvio text. Adam Bishop 05:41, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for striking that awful sentence from the Batman article. I've put a replacement up without the POV remarks and lack of clarity. I think it's more accurate and probably what was intended the first time around -- but if you want to discuss farther, there is a discussion going on the talk page. ~CS 20:02, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

PROD notification[edit]

Since the copyvio issue at Corner Gas has been resolved, I have placed a PROD request at the top of Talk:Corner Gas/Temp. If you feel the temp page should be kept, please feel free to indicate otherwise. Cheers. 23skidoo 13:30, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Contradictory content on Robert Pickton[edit]

I didn't notice an entry on the talkpage identifying the contradictory info? Could you indicate on the article's talkpage what is contradictory so it can be rectified? Thanks in advance. Anchoress 02:28, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I actually included the contradiction in the comment when I added the tag. It was also the very first item on the talk page: Pickton's birthdate. It was listed in the article as 1949, but he was in the 1950 people-by-birth-years category. It looks like someone has already resolved this. Steven Fisher 22:23, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
OK, glad it was resolved. For future reference, it says in the contradict template that editors are to discuss the contradiction on the talkpage, and the onus is on the originator of the post to create a discussion topic on the talkpage clearly explaining the tag (this is true for all such tags that indicate a problem with the article). I know you commented on the talkpage about the birthdate, but it wasn't clear that was why you placed the tag, and in such circumstances other editors are not obligated to leave the tag in place; unexplained tags are subject to removal at the discretion of other editors. Anyways, thanks for the reply, and have a great weekend! Anchoress 00:37, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I've figured that my inquiry will be answered faster if I asked a user directly, rather than the Mac OS History discussion page. Would it be beneficial if we created an independent article on the versions 1.0 to 5.0? System 6 and on have their own articles; since there isn't much on the original five versions, we could merge the details on them into one article. Or maybe we could make indivisual articles on the versions. I'm not sure. Some guidance would help. Thanks! Sr13 (T|C) 08:22, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Langley, British Columbia (district municipality)[edit]

I am not sure how I can explain this, but as I state on my userpage, I am the staff member of the website where this image came from. According to the policies of the FOTW site, the image cannot be used commercially or cannot be modified. This kind of image was banned by Jimbo Wales, our founder, since May of 2005. If you want to get technical, the image should not have been used at all, since it was uploaded after that period. To carry out not only the policy of FOTW, but from Wikipedia, the image needs to be gone. Plus, with the arms, you can always make the image bigger and it still shows the flag. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 01:17, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination for EditPad[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, EditPad, has been listed by Vacuum Cleaner 01 (a self-admitted sockpuppet) for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/EditPad. Thank you. --Urod 05:06, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

G3 spinning[edit]

Thanks for that unexpected followup on the spinning G3 question. Upgrading the ram a bit helped tremendously, but I hear it's getting bad again since. Thanks again; I'm sure it'll be fine. David McCabe 21:09, 20 May 2007 (UTC)