Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 am

YET ANOTHER early electronics item that Wikipedia's bullshit "sum of all human knowledge" STILL does not have: anything about Otis Moorhead and the pioneering vacuum-tube manufacturer he founded in 1915-16. If you wanna talk about the origins of Silicon Valley, you HAVE to mention the early radio pioneers in the bay area. Moorhead being one of them.

http://bill01a.com/articles/moorhead.htm
https://site.ieee.org/scv-tems/files/20 ... esling.pdf (page 6)
http://uv201.com/Tube_Pages/moorhead.htm

Plus prominent mentions in Tyne's Saga Of The Vacuum Tube (ALSO not mentioned on Wikipedia) and Stokes's 70 Years of Radio Tubes and Valves (ALSO not mentioned on Wikipedia). They also don't mention a raft of smaller tube and radio manufacturers and associated people.

"Better than nothing" but VERY badly written and rambling:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_converter
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:36 am

Last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected David Rubin its President. Rubin has a 40-year career as a casting director in Hollywood and on television. Why is there no Wikipedia article about him??

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0748039/bio ... _ov_bio_sm
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:12 pm

Ever heard of a Danish TV show called "Ultra Strips Down"? Neither has Wikipedia!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/worl ... ation.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 06371.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/0 ... fect-body/
https://nypost.com/2020/09/18/danish-tv ... ed-adults/

(It is "Ultra smider tøjet" in Danish. I checked, it's not on Danish Wikipedia either.)
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:07 pm

This is a fascinating article. It describes a major heroin-smuggling incident, leading to a brutal crime spree. It involves corruption in the Greek and Turkish governments. And I cannot find a single trace of any part of the story on Wikipedia. None of the major characters are listed on en-wiki.

"The Vampire Ship"

With one exception: 
Evangelos Marinakis has a rather long article that mentions the Noor One at the end, and says "there is no ‘charge’ against Marinakis and no ‘prosecution’ is in process.". I suspect this article was paid-edited. One of the top editors, Wikisportedit, reeks of being a paid Marinakis shill. Another "questionable type" is Connorcp, with the common editing pattern of a professional "reputation manager" working for a firm with numerous clients.
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:09 pm

There is no article on en-WP about blogger Jack Stuef. He's got to be "notable" by now......

https://www.outsideonline.com/2419429/f ... jack-stuef
Over time, those teenage dreams of adventure receded, and Stuef went on to attend Georgetown University, where he served as editor in chief of the Georgetown Heckler, a campus humor magazine. He graduated in December 2009 and began a career as a writer, both in humor—he worked for the Onion—and in more traditional media. He became embroiled in a few controversies early in his career, both at Wonkette, which he left after he made what Poynter describes as “a tasteless joke about one of Sarah Palin’s children having Down Syndrome,” and while freelancing for Buzzfeed, which had to apologize after an article Stuef wrote incorrectly painted a popular internet cartoonist as a hard-line Republican. He left the media business soon after.
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:01 pm

Yes, ANOTHER tv show on streaming that Wikipedia had never heard of. Routine.
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:20 pm

This is a major fuckup in WP's coverage of radio astronomy. Did you know that UHF channel 37 was never used in the United States? And that was because of one radio observatory. Which was built in the 1960s and demolished in the 1980s. It had a 400-foot long cylindrical reflector. I would call this thing "significant". You decide.
https://tedium.co/2021/03/05/channel-37 ... e-history/

But the only mention of it is one sentence, buried deep within Astronomical Observatory (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign).
With George Swenson's arrival, Illinois began a program of radio astronomy resulting in the Vermillion River Radio Observatory that opened in 1962.

HAVE SOME REFERENCES, YOU WIKI-TURDS
https://archives.library.illinois.edu/e ... vatory.pdf
https://www.inhs.illinois.edu/research/ ... servatory/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1962S ... M/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1972A ... W/abstract

Have some photos, you damn fools
https://archon.library.illinois.edu/ind ... bservatory

A photo of it was on the cover of SCIENCE magazine in 1975
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/188/4195

There's a Wikimapia listing--why is there no Wikipedia article?
http://wikimapia.org/11882883/Vermilion ... f-Illinois
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:19 am

Ever heard of a Canadian music/art ensemble called Intersystems? Neither did I. They put out three albums in 1967-68. Google them yourself.

Well, suckers, someone I know has made a documentary film about them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YIFoU7H6CY

There is NO article on WP about Intersystems. There is an article about co-founder John Mills-Cockell. Which links to an article about a modern-day corporation having no relation to Intersystems the group. Idiocy.

(The Intersystems article is obviously being watched by paid editors, as usual. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tkeppeler)
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