Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-10 Thread Jasper Deng
Hello all, Speaking as an admin of Wikidata, someone having an item on the project should never be a criterion for a scholarship. That would not be fair to those who weren't lucky enough to get an item (I would probably delete any item made on any of you (in this thread) unless you meet one of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is Wikipedia Really 90% Wrong

2014-06-01 Thread Jasper Deng
I am pretty sure that a 90% wrong figure would fail an elementary statistical test of significance... On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: The journal article by Hasty et al published on May 1st 2014 basically took ten Wikipedia articles and ten “researchers”

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Jasper Deng
Wil, we talked about this on IRC, so I won't repeat what I said. But what I did *not* say is that the foundation tends to let the community do what it wants, and it would be against that long-standing tradition for staff to try to force a change in the community. On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:18 PM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Jasper Deng
in my own client, if you don't mind my posting it. I think it's becoming abundantly clear why I think it's best if I don't interact with WMF employees in private. ,Wil On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Jasper Deng jas...@jasperswebsite.com wrote: Wil, we talked about this on IRC, so I won't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] extend mediawiki software to allow append a group, and COI to an edit

2014-02-23 Thread Jasper Deng
I think this doesn't really address the core issues that surround this hotly debated topic of paid editing. No further comment. On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, Why ? Thanks. GerardM On 22 February 2014 21:13, Gryllida

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

2014-01-10 Thread Jasper Deng
I imagine that once IPv6 is widely in use, this problem will go away and we'll be able to turn on all notifications (including Thanks) for anonymous editors. Not completely correct when it comes to public computers and mobile IPs. On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Oliver Keyes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-29 Thread Jasper Deng
The WMF's servers have nothing to do with Microsoft. There do exist alternative processor architectures, not even just ARM (Itanium (probably too expensive), Tilera (massively parallel)), but I don't think migrating our software (particularly Labs' virtualization-related software) to them is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-29 Thread Jasper Deng
but the fact is it doesn't cost more money to switch to ARM, and you jettison a bunch of legacy x86 crap that nobody uses but take millions of transistors which need to be powered. ARM is not compatible with a lot of our software, and besides if we really wanted power efficiency we could instead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-29 Thread Jasper Deng
It's not like we have anything special (or x86-specific, Jasper!) other than very high bandwidth. Wikimedia Labs uses x86 hardware virtualization (just one example). We already have transit linkages that include fiber, and new fiber is far from cheap. You persist in ignoring the costs of buying

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-29 Thread Jasper Deng
How does that tie us to x86? We don't use Xen, nor is that guaranteed to give us acceptable performance. closer to $70 Please justify that claim (that would be the cost of the CPU or hard disk alone). You haven't even given us a compelling reason to spend any money at all on this. On Sun, Dec

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Data privacy, encrypted links and recent change captures

2013-12-29 Thread Jasper Deng
SSL makes it more difficult; some private wikis are already restricted to SSL. We also have to consider that irc.wikimedia.org has a recent changes feed. At minimum, the transit links should be encrypted if feasible. A good reason not to encrypt is that it's extra performance overhead. On Sun,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-13 Thread Jasper Deng
peering with them at Equinix Ashburn, since according to their looking glass they have a more direct connection to several AS'es than we do. On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 5:49 AM, Jasper Deng jas...@jasperswebsite.com wrote: Sneakernets are not particularly convenient. If the organizations of the net

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Jasper Deng
they need. They can always use their normal connection to access us, but having a direct connection could improve this access. On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Jasper Deng, 12/10/2013 01:53: I then read the website and found that Wikimedia's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Jasper Deng
We could change that. Suppose a university wants to request the entire knowledgebase of Wikidata or another project, or if we need to do a mass transfer of data from them. On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Jasper Deng, 12/10/2013 21:34: Instead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Jasper Deng
, Oct 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 12 October 2013 21:41, Jasper Deng jas...@jasperswebsite.com wrote: We could change that. Suppose a university wants to request the entire knowledgebase of Wikidata or another project, or if we need to do a mass transfer of data from

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-11 Thread Jasper Deng
I'm wondering whether Wikimedia has ever considered participating in the Internet2 research network (Wikipedia articlehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet2; official website http://www.internet2.edu). I had found out about it after reading a news article about how Missouri University changing