Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-27 Thread Bart Silverstrim
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 03:59:43PM +0200, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote: Bill Moran wrote: A friend of mine going for his Dr. at CMU (Patrick Wagstrom: GNOME guy) describes an exercise where a professor intentionally injected false information into Wikipedia, then gave his students a

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-27 Thread Bart Silverstrim
On Apr 25, 2007, at 3:51 PM, Paul Schmehl wrote: --On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 15:29:04 -0400 Thomas Dickey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:15:03PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: No kidding. That professor should have his Wikipedia account banned, and the head of his

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-27 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
On 27/04/07, Bart Silverstrim [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We don't devote time and resources into being renaissance people. Human intelligence is hardly limited in that regard. While I do not subscribe to the Colin Wilson theory, the vast majority of people contain so little information it is

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-26 Thread Lee Capps
On Apr 26, 2007, at 12:00 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Svein Halvor Halvorsen Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:00 AM To: Lee Capps Cc: Thomas Dickey; Bill Moran; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re:

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-26 Thread Bill Moran
In response to Lee Capps [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Apr 26, 2007, at 12:00 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Svein Halvor Halvorsen Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:00 AM To: Lee Capps Cc: Thomas

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-26 Thread Chad Perrin
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:17:32AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: Perhaps this was all just a devious plan by me to make you all look like fools by watching your argue about the importance of checking sources while none of you checked your sources ... Muhahaha ... In any event, it's been a

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-26 Thread Bill Moran
In response to Chad Perrin [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:17:32AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: Perhaps this was all just a devious plan by me to make you all look like fools by watching your argue about the importance of checking sources while none of you checked your sources

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-26 Thread Chad Perrin
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 01:48:46PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: In response to Chad Perrin [EMAIL PROTECTED]: If you had provided the guy's Wikipedia account, we'd be able to check *your* sources -- wouldn't we? As long as you don't tell us the necessary information for checking up on it,

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Lee Capps
On Apr 25, 2007, at 8:55 AM, Bill Moran wrote: A friend of mine going for his Dr. at CMU (Patrick Wagstrom: GNOME guy) describes an exercise where a professor intentionally injected false information into Wikipedia, then gave his students a research assignment that involved that

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Svein Halvor Halvorsen
Bill Moran wrote: A friend of mine going for his Dr. at CMU (Patrick Wagstrom: GNOME guy) describes an exercise where a professor intentionally injected false information into Wikipedia, then gave his students a research assignment that involved that information. Apparently the number of

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Chad Perrin
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 03:59:43PM +0200, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote: Bill Moran wrote: A friend of mine going for his Dr. at CMU (Patrick Wagstrom: GNOME guy) describes an exercise where a professor intentionally injected false information into Wikipedia, then gave his students a research

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Thomas Dickey
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:15:03PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: No kidding. That professor should have his Wikipedia account banned, and the head of his department should be informed of his vandalism. I don't suppose you know the name of his Wikipedia account, or his legal name. . . . yawn.

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Paul Schmehl
--On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 15:29:04 -0400 Thomas Dickey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:15:03PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: No kidding. That professor should have his Wikipedia account banned, and the head of his department should be informed of his vandalism. I don't

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Chad Perrin
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 03:29:04PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote: On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:15:03PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: No kidding. That professor should have his Wikipedia account banned, and the head of his department should be informed of his vandalism. I don't suppose you know the

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Thomas Dickey
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:58:55PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I definitely agree that's suboptimal. I'd expand that to include other sorts of pages, other than webpages, as well. It's pretty rare for this particular brand of intellectually lazy person to realize that about the printed page,

Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Thomas Sparrevohn
On Wednesday 25 April 2007 21:21:47 Thomas Dickey wrote: On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:58:55PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I definitely agree that's suboptimal. I'd expand that to include other sorts of pages, other than webpages, as well. It's pretty rare for this particular brand of

RE: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory 3.5GB not used?))

2007-04-25 Thread Ted Mittelstaedt
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Svein Halvor Halvorsen Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:00 AM To: Lee Capps Cc: Thomas Dickey; Bill Moran; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re: Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the