Hi, I'm N2e. I've been contributing to Wikipedia since 2004 but did not arrange to obtain a Wiki user ID until March of 2006. I never took the time to write a User Page until July 2008).

I have formal education in economics, engineering, organizational behavior, software engineering, information technology and management, and hold degrees in the first two. I have made my living in technology product development for many years, and I also teach an occasional economics course at a small liberal arts college while pursuing my day job of developing awesome software technology. I currently live in the western region of the United States.

About making Wikipedia a better encyclopediaEdit

This I believe...

"I really want to encourage a much stronger culture which says: it is better to have no information, than to have information like this, with no sources. Any editor who removes such things, and refuses to allow it back without an actual and appropriate source, should be the recipient of a barnstar."
--Jimbo Wales, 19 July 2006
  • "The freedom to read and learn what you wish, without being spied upon, is a fundamental human right which is core to everything that we do and everything that we stand for." --Jimbo Wales. 15 January 2014

Areas of interestEdit

 
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What I've been up toEdit

What Wikipedia readers and editors have been up toEdit

Pending or current Wikipedia projectsEdit

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ N2e, March 2010 (this is very far out of date, as of late 2014...)

  • Take a look at the New product development article: the current (Dec 2014) instance is overly focused on merely the marketing and sales conceptualization of NPD. Need to get the equally-applicable parallel technical side of development better represented, dealing with requirements --> design --> build prototypes and write software --> validate and test --> release side on the map, as it is quite underrepresented in that article.
WikiProject Spaceflight and Astronomy/Astrophysics linksEdit

 


References

  1. ^ Staff (2020). "How many stars are there in the Universe?". European Space Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Mackie, Glen (February 1, 2002). "To see the Universe in a Grain of Taranaki Sand". Swinburne University of Technology. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  3. ^ Mack, Eric (March 19, 2015). "There may be more Earth-like planets than grains of sand on all our beaches - New research contends that the Milky Way alone is flush with billions of potentially habitable planets -- and that's just one sliver of the universe". CNET. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Staff (2020). "The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia - Catalog". The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Staff (2020). "Martians on Mars found by the Curiosity rover". 360cities.net. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Cofield, Calla (August 24, 2016). "How We Could Visit the Possibly Earth-Like Planet Proxima b". Space.com. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  7. ^ Bogdan, Dr. Dennis (2020). "Calculation - Time to nearest star". LiveJournal. Archived from the original on August 20, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Fraknoi, Andrew (2007). "How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still?" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  9. ^ Kolata, Gina (June 14, 2012). "In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  10. ^ Novacek, Michael J. (November 8, 2014). "Prehistory's Brilliant Future". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  11. ^ Bogdan, Dr. Dennis (February 16, 2020). "The one particular chemical is Nucleic Acid - a basic chemical for all known life forms - in the form of DNA - and/or - RNA - that defines - by way of a particular genetic code sequence - all the astronomically diverse known life forms on Earth - all such known life forms are essentially a variation of this particular Nucleic Acid chemical that, at a very basic level, has been uniquely coded for a specific known life form". Dr. Dennis Bogdan.
  12. ^ Berg, J.M.; Tymoczko, J.L.; Stryer, L. (2002). Chapter 5. DNA, RNA, and the Flow of Genetic Information. Biochemistry. 5th edition. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  13. ^ Baker, Harry (11 July 2021). "How many atoms are in the observable universe?". Live Science. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  14. ^ Sundermier, Ali (September 23, 2016). "99.9999999% of Your Body Is Empty Space". ScienceAlert. Retrieved January 17, 2020.


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