Wikipedia:Meetup/Colorado/Wiknic/2015

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The Great Colorado Wiknic 2015
When and Where
DateSunday, July 5, 2015
Time12:00-4:00 pm MDT
City/StateArvada, Colorado
AddressIndian Tree
Event Coordinators
SponsorWikiProject Colorado
Hosts Buaidh  and  BikeSally 
If you would like to help,
please contact the hosts.



The Fifth Annual Colorado Wiknic


Who[edit]

All Wikipedia and Wikimedia users in Colorado and their families are invited.
New users are specifically encouraged to attend.

What[edit]

The Fifth Annual Colorado Wiknic

When[edit]

Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2015, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm MDT

Where[edit]

Our Wiknic will be held at a private residence in Arvada. Please contact Buaidh for further information or assistance.

Amenities[edit]

  • Propane grill
  • Water and ice
  • Snacks and soft drinks
  • Enclosed yard and garden
  • Shaded patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Restrooms (or washrooms for the Canadians)
  • Firepit
  • WiFi
  • Electric power
  • TV - The first two stages of le Tour de France recorded.
    (The World Cup final match does not begin until 5:00 pm.)

Bring[edit]

  • Food and beverages.
  • Portable chairs (if you have them.)
  • Spouses and children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Agenda[edit]

Garden fun. (Other photographs are also available)
  • Family fun.
  • Garden tour (optional.)
  • Meet your fellow Wikipedians in person.
  • Great conversation (both nerd and non-nerd.)
  • What's going on with Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects.
  • Help with Wikipedia problems and questions.
  • New projects for WikiProject Colorado.
  • Ideas for future Wikimedia Colorado activities.

Questions and suggestions[edit]

Is the answer the same as the highest point of elevation on the surface? As in the tallest mountain? Ender and Peter 17:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
No, the farthest point from center of the Earth considering that the Earth is oblate.  Buaidh  13:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Answer: The summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador. From 1531 until about 1820, Chimborazo was widely thought to be the highest mountain on Earth.
  • What point on the surface of the Earth is closest to the center of the Earth?
Answer: The North Pole, or if you consider the seafloor to be the surface of the Earth, the Polar Deep.
If the multiplicative inverse of any non-zero real number is always 1, I suppose that 2 would be one more than 1? I'm getting back into math lately, so I had to go for this one. I'm trying to brush up on my algebra, calculus, and discrete math. Ender and Peter 17:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
This is actually a first year algebra problem. The multiplicative inverse of 2 is 1/2, so it would be a number less than 2. You may need to use the the quadratic formula, which gives two answers.  Buaidh  13:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I see. I was referring to a particular list titled Properties of Real Numbers from a book called College Algebra: Graphs and Models (ISBN 978-0321791009) and its description for the Multiplicative Inverse property is the formula that says any real number multiplied by its inverse is 1, so that's what I meant by saying the multiplicative inverse of any non-zero real number is always 1. I see how in this question, and I suppose generally, the term "multiplicative inverse" refers to a non-zero real number's own reciprocal, or inverse, rather than to the result of applying the property. The book also describes the Multiplicative Identity property as a formula stating that a real number multiplied by 1 is the original real number. The multiplicative inverse article here describes the multiplicative identity as another way of saying 1. I see how in both cases in the book, the name of the property is based on the factor by which the real number is multiplied. Alright, I will try to find those answers. Ender and Peter 13:23, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Answer: X = 1 + 1/X = 0.5 ± √1.25 = the Golden Ratio (1.6180339887498948482) and its negative conjugate (-0.6180339887498948482).
  • What U.S. state changed its name after it became a state?
Answer: In 1780, the State of Massachusetts Bay changed its name to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, following the lead of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • What Colorado town has the lowest ZIP code?
Answer: Arvada CO 80001
  • Fortunately, you don't need any of the answers to attend the Wiknic.
  • Suggestion: Next year, let's hold our Wiknic on the first Sunday on or after July 9 so we don't conflict with the Independence Day holiday or LGBT events in June.  Buaidh  12:11, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
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Attendees[edit]

Please add your username below so we know how many folks to expect:

  •  Buaidh  18:00, 7 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  •  BikeSally  18:00, 7 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • Undead q (talk) 00:08, 18 June 2015 (UTC) 1 or 2 persons, not sure on the second person yet
  • 1 person. As usual, if anyone needs to catch a ride, ping me by email. Seraphimblade Talk to me 17:48, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Ender and Peter 17:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC) I think I'll swing by this time. You guys are good people. Thank you, Buaidh, for being so hospitable to random intellectuals every year.
  • WillBerr 03:31, 28 June 2015 (UTC) Two persons coming from Michigan.
  • J.Smith 13:18, 29 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • P.Smith 13:18, 29 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • Joy of Hope 14:41, 30 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • Maybe. -— Isarra 18:35, 1 July 2015 (UTC) (1-2.6 people)
  • I'll be there! -- Gaurav (talk) 19:38, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • User:Plazak 1 person
  •  Devan  22:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  •  ibPeg  00:30, 4 July 2015 (UTC) 1 person

Regrets[edit]

  • Chase 19:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC) Sorry I can't make it this year. Perhaps next year.
  • ★NealMcB★ (talk) Sorry, but due to a change of plans, I'll probably miss it....

Wikimedia Colorado links[edit]