# non-encyclopedic topics (opinion)

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#### nike6

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I have numerous reasons why i do not use wikipedia.

such as, "criticism of Microsoft" is not encyclopedia, but "opinion".

also many official subjects, and entities, as well famous people, have their own websites, more than never, only 2nd or 3rd after the wikipedia entry.

I had difficulties to accept the new trend of devices apparently having security screws, but I have now accepted it.
They simply do not want "anyone" to tamper with the equipment.
not all designs are "opensource" or "public domain".

#### nike6

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in 2004 i bought a £30 Pentium III computer.
never tried to claim one of these free laptops.

I'm pretty much a realist, not a space boy.
Would it make sense to have a domestic charity in order to protect Antilopes?
At least I would have to live in Africa myself, guess.

#### Hero999

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Read several sources and the actual history of something before you take it as a gospel truth!
It depends on what you're talking about.

History can be very subjective for example if I were to say "The 9/11 attacks are the US's own fault because of their intervention in the Soviet - Afghan war.", if you disagreed, we could have a big argument about it and not get anywhere because our interpretation of the facts differ. Not that I necessarily support that point of view: I think that the US may have helped the rise of the Taliban but to say the 9/11 attacks are 100% their fault is a gross simplification.

Engineering it different, most of the time something works or it doesn't and one thing is clearly superior to another but there are exceptions.

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#### OutToLunch

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or we may even argue that it happened on 9/11

#### tcmtech

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Sorry point not valid! Quote was taken out of context!

What I am referring to in that paragraph is when people try to back up their argument against something by mis using or incorrectly applying an engineering or mathematical principal that does not actually fit the argument or is outdated and does not accurately describe a theoretical equivalent of the real device or concept.

Lets just say I made an electric motor of some sort. I claim its 98% efficient as tested. Then some one jumps in and says thats impossible because the Carnot cycle clearly states that it cannot be that efficient!

Fair enough. Except the Carnot cycle was created in the 1830's to mathematically calculate theoretical efficiency limits of steam engines!

It has no practical application on this type of device I have created!

#### tcmtech

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Didn't you know about the 11/11 attacks?
Its the best world government cover up in history!

its the reason North Dakota only has 630000 people now. And Rhode Island is an island now.
My state had millions of people and Rhode was a state nearly the size of Texas with 1/3 of the US population living there.

Canada completely caught us off guard on that one! Its why we need passports to cross into Canada now. They dont want Americans coming in illegally. We are like lazy whinny illegal Mexican immigrants to them.

We dont sneak in illegally for work opportunities we just want health care for free!

#### Hero999

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Sorry, I meant 9/11 or even 11/9 which is the correct way.

Don't know where I got 11/11 from, oh that was the gunpowder plot but that was way back.

#### blueroomelectronics

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Does the US use MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY?

#### OutToLunch

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Does the US use MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY?

typically its mm/dd/yy or mm/yy

#### Nigel Goodwin

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Does the US use MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY?

Doesn't Canada use the same as the US? mm/dd/yyyy

It's always seemed a really strange way to do it though?.

#### blueroomelectronics

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I'm used to it. Seems natural now.

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