User talk:Wendy.krieger

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Wendy used to be an advocate for the use of the English letter Thorn (þ) and occasionally Edth (ð). It looks as if she has converted þ to Th on her search alphabet:

She helped me to select letters for the Classic Sinhala alphabet, an extension of the Old English alphabet, similar to Icelandic. JC (talk) 13:33, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

It still is in þe source tapes, just þat a lot of folk are not native english, and would raþer see it wiþout it.--Wendy.krieger (talk) 07:04, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

It's now been restored: look at .

It's linked from the front page as the Polygloss as "nature intended".

Brisbane meetup[edit]

Riverside Precinct Brisbane Meetup
Next: Saturday 21 November 2015

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Brisbane meetup invitation[edit]

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Next: Saturday 21 November 2015

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IBM PC DOS[edit]

Hello Wendy! You wrote:

[...] This DOS also is the last DOS that IBM and Microsoft shared the full code for, and the DOS that was integrated into OS/2 2.0 and later, Windows NT. [...]

Are you sure this is correct? To my understanding, Windows NT has never integrated 16-bit code, such as MS-DOS, in contrast to, say, Windows 3.0 -line of products (up to & including Windows 95/98, but not XP). Please correct me if I'm wrong? Thanks, hydrox (talk) 21:12, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Windows NT has a dos emulation, basically by using a virtual bios (NTVDM.EXE), hacked dos kernel (NTBIO.SYS, NTDOS.SYS), a dos shell (COMMAND.COM), and a few DOS utilities (MEM, EDLIN, DEBUG). These utilities, along with QBASIC/EDIT (NT 3, NT4) and EDIT (NT 5), are pure DOS code, exactly matching the release in DOS 5 (except in NT5 and later = dos 7). --Wendy.krieger (talk) 07:20, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Hello, and thanks for the clarification. I assume this "virtual DOS" is same as the VDM? I edited the article to include this clarification. Thanks, --hydrox (talk) 00:16, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Edits on Decimal[edit]

In your edit of the page Decimal, you refer to “vulgar” fractions. Is this an expression of your feeling toward fractions or simply a matter of speech down under? In the United States, vulgar is not used to describe fractions except by some angry students.Clifsportland (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:59, 10 January 2011 (UTC).

See Improper_fraction#Terminology Tom Ruen (talk) 00:14, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the link Tom. If this is what fractions "were called," why are we still using this term in our articles? A penchant for the historic?Clifsportland (talk) 21:37, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Barley grains[edit]

Please respond to Talk:Pound (mass)#Tower pound and barley grains. Thanks, SpinningSpark 11:53, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Brisbane meetup invitation[edit]

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Pseudoscientific metrology[edit]

Hi Wendy. I've reverted your edit at this article as it appears to be original research -- see WP:NOR. I also think it falls foul of our policy at WP:NPOV, but the basis problem is that it was or appeared to be your own thoughts on the issue. Dougweller (talk) 07:42, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

I've replied in detail at the article's talk page. There are other problems besides the original research. Dougweller (talk) 08:50, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Final solution[edit]

Wendy: When I saw your first post re: final solution I am afraid that I wrote it off as yet more trolling which is a frequent occurrence around the subject of the Holocaust. Since you re-posted yesterday I concluded that you were really looking for information. The short answer is simple: Historians (and for that matter the Nazis) used the term to decribe a programme that in the summer of 1941 was an ethnic cleansing of Jews from Germany and the lands it conquered and developed around the Summer of 1942 into a plan to exterminate all Jews in Europe (and eventually the whole world). It is this that distinguishes the mass murder of the Jews from the all too many mass murders of other peoples through history. The final solution to the Jewish question, to use the full term, is thus a descriptive term used by historians and is in no sense an attempt to trivialize other mass murders. You might be interested in reading a book review by Timothy Snyder, a prof of history at Yale University, Snyder in New York Review of Books , if your really get hooked, the book he is reviewing by Peter Longerich is brilliant if immensely depressing.Joel Mc (talk) 18:46, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

One sees, eg "In the months following the end of the war "wild" expulsions happened from May till August 1945. Czechoslovak President Beneš on October 28, 1945 called for the "final solution of the German question" (Czech: konečné řešení německé otázky) which would have to be "solved" by deportation of the ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia."

Wikimedians to the Games[edit]

I'd like to invite you to participate Wikimedians to the Games :) It is a great opportunity to help improve Australian related content, and potentially to travel to attend the second biggest sporting event of the year. As you're an existing Wikipedian editor, you should have some advantage because you should know how to contribute and improve articles already. :) If you get to a certain point threshold, there is also a possiblity to travel to Canberra to attend a workshop at the Australian Institute of Sport. --LauraHale (talk) 10:03, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Nautical mile[edit]

This section, which you added to the subject article, has just been vandalized and I noticed it for the first time. Can you provide a reference? Google doesn't help and none of my navigation books know about it.

Telegraphic mile
A telegraphic mile, is the rounded length of a minute of arc along the Equator.

Thanks, . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 15:18, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Google comes up with 'telegraph mile' at 6087 ft.

Dividing Periods[edit]

Hey Wendy- you added a line to the the wiki page on the number 487 stating that it divides its own period in decimal. Could you point me toward some more information on what that means? You said it was rare for primes to divide their own period... I googled around but didn't find anything about what this means. Any information would be appreciated! -Peter S. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stripedpajamas (talkcontribs) 18:57, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

What it means, is that when you calculate 1/487 in decimal, it is a period of 486 digits. That number is a multiple of 487. For example, the period of 1/3 is .3 3 3 3. Now 3 is a multiple of 3. In hexadecimal, the period of 1/3 is 0.5555, now 5 is not a multiple of 3. If you calculate in a system of base 18, then 1/7 is 0.2 10 5 2 10 5. The period 2 10 5 is a multiple of 7, ie 7*7*17. It is quite unusual for the square of a prime to divide the prime's period.

This is quite extraordinary, since it does not happen next until 56,000,000. It's mentioned in a book "Repunits" by Yates. I had a program churn through primes to 207360000 for various bases, to hunt them down. Of all of the bases tested, i think the maximum was six or eight primes. 18 has a lot, for example.

I'm guessing mathematicians would call 487 a base-10 Wieferich prime. Indeed, 5, 7, and 37 are all base-18 Wieferich primes. Double sharp (talk) 10:50, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
I guess so, but i call them "sevenites". I have enumerated the smaller ones for primes up to 2.5 million or something.Wendy.krieger (talk) 06:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Brisbane workshop and meetup invitation[edit]

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This looks rather odd. Tkuvho (talk) 11:27, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Still, þey happen. Wendy.krieger (talk) 07:03, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

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Brisbane meetup invitation[edit]

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Brisbane meetup with Sue Gardner invitation[edit]

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Last: 3 August 2012

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup on 11 Febrary 2013 with Sue Gardner.

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Thank you!Wendy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alhadialika (talkcontribs) 03:01, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

I heard that .5 base 10 = .6 base 12.How? .5*12=6. 6/12=.5 1st digit is 5 0*12/12=0 2nd digit is 0 Answer is .5? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alhadialika (talkcontribs) 03:58, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Huh? Sorry, I don't follow what you're trying to do – I think you're mixing decimal and duodecimal together in your step "6/12=.5 1st digit is 5". Yes, 6/12=.5 in base 10, but this doesn't mean the first digit in base 12 is 5. .510 just means 5 × 10−1 = 5/10 = 1/2. It is equal to .612 = 6 × 12−1 = 6/12 = 1/2. Double sharp (talk) 15:29, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

I recognize you[edit]

You're from the dozenal forum, right? My username is Lenguini on there. Avengingbandit 21:40, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, i do wendy_krieger there. Twelve and twelfty are both non decimal, and we have many the sam issues. also, they put me in their mag. Wendy.krieger (talk) 23:06, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

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