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Quote_notation: overly optimisticEdit

The article on "Quote_notation", although sort of interesting, is overly optimistic on the usefulness of this notation for general computation with fractions. There is an obvious problem that the length of a quote notated fraction is linear in its denominator, often even close to it.

This optimism is already there in the original article.

For example, the suggestion is that subtraction of two quote notated number is "just subtract". Here a bad counterexample: To subtract 1/19 from 1/17 (giving 2/323), you compute 2941176470588235'3 - 894736842105263159'9, and after subtraction you get a number with a repeating part of 144 digits, ending in ...4334365325077'4

This is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. However, the notation is still an interesting thought experiment, so I would suggest not to remove it, but just make it a bit more realistic.

Input needed at Talk:Garden of Eden (cellular automaton)Edit

Hi there. I noticed that Garden of Eden (cellular automaton) was unreviewed, and given the quality of it, I felt it was better to B-class assess it now than rate it C-class and it not get seen for a while. I've assessed all categories other than scope, but could do with a subject-matter expert to confirm whether it "reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies." Would someone be able to take a look at it? Thank you. — Sasuke Sarutobi (push to talk) 18:44, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Well, I think it does (and probably qualify as a cellular automaton expert), but I have a COI, as I wrote most of the article. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
From my physics background I know something of cellular automata, but would not say I was an expert. I read through the article and some of the sourcing in some depth at the time of the RFC there and began to think of it as a good article candidate. As far as I can tell, it covers the field well and no obvious omissions or errors. In my opinion, easily a B class. --{{u|Mark viking}} {Talk} 03:09, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you both. I've now updated it to B-class accordingly.   DoneSasuke Sarutobi (push to talk) 16:34, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Featured article review of ROT13Edit

I have nominated ROT13 for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Bilorv(c)(talk) 01:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

The disamb page for "Bot" shouldn't link to Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Right?Edit

The disamb page for the word "Bot" includes a link to our article about Turing's paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence. The word "bot" apparently doesn't occur in that article.

This paper and the concept of "bots" might be related, but IMHO it's wrong to include a link to that article as an actual disamb of "Bot".

What say you? - (talk) 02:42, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Help closing AfDEdit

Some strangeness happened at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Toledo Nanochess. Could I entice somebody impartial who's both a programmer (and can thus understand the geekiness) and an admin (and is thus qualified to close the discussion) to take a look at it? -- RoySmith (talk) 15:49, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Not an admin, but it's a weird debate. I think most the votes are to keep, nominally a weak keep based on the chessbase and ICGA articles. Most participants appear to be making a joke of the code in the article. Their votes are also explained in English. I would recommended to ignore the code as it's not written to be valid. Instead take whatever inference is possible from the English in the debate. — Frayæ (Talk/Spjall) 18:47, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
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