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Microsoft Office Picture ManagerMarlolope6 (talk) 02:11, 20 February 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Microsoft Office Picture Manager doesn't run in Mac OS X as is written in the "Operating system support" table.

YouTube Wikiproject Proposal[edit]

I have just proposed a YouTube Wikiproject that would cover any Articles relevant to YouTube People, Culture, Organisations and Business

I would love to get lots of support for this --- :D Derry Adama (talk)

AVKit[edit]

Can you guys do anything to improve this article? --Dweller (talk) 14:50, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Assistance Needed to Create an entry for Active Power (UPS Manufacturer)[edit]

Hello, My name is David Hamilton and our public relations agency represents Active Power , a global leader in flywheel energy and power technology for mission critical applications. Given our relationship with Active Power, it would be a conflict of interest for us to create a Wikipedia article on their behalf, but with over 4,000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) deployments worldwide, we feel that Active Power is relevant and notable enough to deserve an entry.

I am requesting that an independent editor create the article. Below is the information I provided on the Requested Articles page here on Wikipedia that includes links to several independent third-party sources.

Active Power, designs, manufactures, sells, and services flywheel-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products that use kinetic energy to provide short-term power as an alternative to conventional battery-based UPS products. The company also designs and manufactures modular infrastructure solutions that integrate critical power components into a pre-packaged, purpose built enclosure that can include Active Power’s UPS products as a component. Customers include Verizon Terremark, Caterpillar, HP, Heineken, and Capgemini. Company website Mentions from third parties: DataCentre Solutions , Datacenter Dynamics , Austin Business Journal , Mission Critical Magazine , Electrical Construction and Maintenance , Data Center Knowledge , Austin Business Journal , Austin Business Journal . Thank you for any assistance you can provide! BBGdavidhamilton (talk) 20:39, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

With the coverage links you've provided, the company does appear to meet notability requirements for companies. If you don't find an independent editor to write the article for you, you might consider writing a bare-bones article yourself using the Articles for creation process. ~Kvng (talk) 14:28, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Floating-point formats[edit]

Would it be appropriate to create a navigation template for floating point formats, containing such articles as single-precision floating-point format? It seems to be more reasonable than having a herd of "see also" links in each of the articles. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 15:56, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I have created Category:Floating point types and improved {{Data types}} to improve navigation. ~Kvng (talk) 15:08, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Split Virtual machine into separate pages for systems and process?[edit]

Interested editors are invited to comment at: Talk:Virtual machine: Split into separate pages for systems and process? on whether to split the Virtual machine page into separate pages for Systems virtual machine and Process virtual machine.

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 17:51, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest (if such a copyvio is present). --Lucas559 (talk) 15:28, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Jenkins hash function - Notability[edit]

Someone here might be interested in the discussion at Talk:Jenkins hash function#Notability. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:21, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Move request at Talk:Virtual disk[edit]

Hi.

There is a move request at Talk:Virtual disk § Requested move 11 July 2015, which I believe concerns this project. (It is not automatically listed in WP:COMP/AA.) Participants are welcome.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 19:38, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

New WikiProject[edit]

Hey there! I have made a new WikiProject proposal that focuses on the connected home! If you are interested of learning more about the project, joining or discussion you can visit the project page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals/Connected_Home.

Daylen (talk) 23:40, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

Today's Article For Improvement star.svg

Hello,
Please note that Information Age, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning Monday 03 August 2015. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by North America1000 23:44, 4 August 2015 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

"Deep Web"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of Deep Web is under discussion, see talk:Dark Web -- 67.70.32.190 (talk) 05:17, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Help with merge[edit]

Hello! I work at Category:Articles to be merged after an Articles for deletion discussion, and I'm trying to merge Prefetch buffer to per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Prefetch buffer. However, I'm having trouble since I don't know much about the topic and want to avoid giving undue weight to the topic of prefetch buffers. Would it be appropriate to merge the entire contents of the article, as a new section, or should I keep only a sentence or two? --Cerebellum (talk) 23:11, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Cerebellum
My advice is: Take it easy. Just read both, copy the contents of Prefetch buffer into dynamic random access memory under a new level 2 section (== ==) and edit the contents so that they look like an integral part of the article. As for the rest, editors watching that article will take care of it.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 15:25, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Dynamic random-access memory seems like an inappropriate target for a merge to me. Synchronous dynamic random-access memory might make a little more sense, but that whole AfD seems to have received too little attention, so I would take its outcome with a grain of salt. Merging two articles by doing a copy-and-paste job and without understanding the contents of either is nearly always a bad idea, though. —Ruud 16:21, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Hello! AFAIK, the Prefetch buffer article is slightly skewed. Please have a look at the functional diagram of DDR2 (figure 1 in the PDF, on page 2), and you'll see that there are no additional buffers that would be called "prefetch buffers". There are I/O registers, of course, but they are part of the usual DRAM design that involves no data prefetching. The article's description of data prefetching either describes a DRAM design that isn't mainstream, or seems to be confused with a feature of memory controllers that enables data prefetching from DRAM into L1 and L2 CPU caches as an attempt toward performance improvements by exploiting spatial locality of data, and, consequently, the row buffer locality that hinges on already opened rows; please see a Xeon Phi description and a DRAM controller design for more details. The only clear mentioning of a prefetch register I've found is this one, but the section 55.6 of the book is rather terse and quite confusing in explaining the illustrations. (To make it worse, the book has been scanned upside-down. Go figure. :)
With all that in mind, IMHO the article shouldn't have been called "Prefect buffer" in the first place; instead, "DDR SDRAM prefetch architecture" would have been much more appropriate. We might want to merge the content into our Double data rate article, which already has the Double data rate § Relation of bandwidth and frequency section that deals with the internal and external clock frequencies, and the description of prefetch architecture should fit there very well. Another option, which might be even better, would be to merge the content into our Synchronous dynamic random-access memory article, and to provide a brief summary in the Double data rate § Relation of bandwidth and frequency section. At the same time, merged content should be edited to match the description of DDR SDRAM prefetch architecture, as that's what we have references for.
Thoughts? — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:37, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, if you look at the first versions of the article the author is describing the kn-prefetch architecture and later edits seems to have made the article a bit more confused. If we want to describe this, then Synchronous dynamic random-access memory would be the right place, as it already covers all the other technical intricacies of SDRAM. The title "Prefetch buffer" just seems to be a misnomer, so I don't think we even want to keep this as a redirect. But what to do with the contents? Is there anything worth salvaging, or should it just be deleted, so we can start over? —Ruud 12:24, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Agreed, Prefetch buffer shouldn't be kept as a redirect once the merger is complete. I'd say that about 20 to 25% of the content is salvageable, so IMHO it would be better not to start from a blank canvas. Agreed about the Synchronous dynamic random-access memory article as the destination, but we should also add a brief summary to the Double data rate § Relation of bandwidth and frequency section – that would round it up nicely. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 12:51, 25 August 2015 (UTC)