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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Thu Jan 25, 2024 6:59 pm

Ognistysztorm wrote:
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The reason why I said that the whole equation is about to change is because it now presents a possibility to take Wikipedia down through relevation of serious scandals that come from the inevitable discovery process by the class action lawsuits and congressional investigations even if Jennsaurus is indeed a fake and was actually Oberranks playing sockpuppet after all. In short we can bypass Jennsaurus in terms of the goal of taking Wikipedia down regardless of her credibility.
nothing will happen. wikipedia will not be taken down. :(

back to the topic:
Litton Industries formerly made microwaves and apparently defense industry stuff. the defense crap was sold to Northrop Grumman, which is included in the wikipedia article, but the sale to of their microwave division to Maytag/Maycor is not included. Litton microwaves were fairly popular where i worked but maybe it was an Ohio thing. :shrug:

the lead paragraph uses past tense for the company, which is in contrast to the Britannica article.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:38 pm

badmachine wrote:
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Litton Industries formerly made microwaves and apparently defense industry stuff.
I've mentioned WP's terrible coverage of corporate histories before. Litton was a HUGE multinational with a complex and long history and dozens of subsidiaries--it all gets reduced to 14k bytes here.

Bears repeating: RCA was once the world's dominant electronics corporation. Dozens of subsidiaries, all kinds of crazy history. The "internet reference" only has 79k bytes for you. Not even a good summary of a summary.

Their mortal enemies GE get 171k bytes. I suspect there was some paid editing in there, especially around 2007-2010.

Or consider Gulf & Western. 51k bytes about a sprawling corporate empire with acquisitions, mergers, split-ups, and all manner of top-floor insanity. Which still exists today, as massive entertainment monster Paramount Global (which gets only 62k bytes).

Wiki Hates Corporations. Just that simple. Even corporations that were important in world history and politics.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Bbb23sucks » Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:40 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:38 pm
badmachine wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 6:59 pm
Litton Industries formerly made microwaves and apparently defense industry stuff.
I've mentioned WP's terrible coverage of corporate histories before. Litton was a HUGE multinational with a complex and long history and dozens of subsidiaries--it all gets reduced to 14k bytes here.

Bears repeating: RCA was once the world's dominant electronics corporation. Dozens of subsidiaries, all kinds of crazy history. The "internet reference" only has 79k bytes for you. Not even a good summary of a summary.

Their mortal enemies GE get 171k bytes. I suspect there was some paid editing in there, especially around 2007-2010.

Or consider Gulf & Western. 51k bytes about a sprawling corporate empire with acquisitions, mergers, split-ups, and all manner of top-floor insanity. Which still exists today, as massive entertainment monster Paramount Global (which gets only 62k bytes).

Wiki Hates Corporations. Just that simple. Even corporations that were important in world history and politics.
Because Wikipediots don't have any understanding of politics beyond fighting over Trump tweets.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Mon Jan 29, 2024 2:31 am

from the kiwifarms thread 'dumb shit on wikipedia': Anitta's anal tattoo

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:50 pm

WP articles about airports tend to be all over the place in quality.

One example I saw today is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. The "History" section is practically useless. And that airport has existed since 1928. But you have to check the airport's own website for actual history, because Wikipedia doesn't give a shit.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Bbb23sucks » Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:35 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-le ... vel_domain

Missing many entires:
  • According to this article, there are 26 single letter .co domains, while Wikipedia only lists 6.
  • This article lists 15 single letter .org domains, while Wikipedia only lists one.
  • This page states that there are five .top domains and two .xyz domains, which Wikipedia does not list. It also lists 9.am, which is also not on Wikipedia.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:17 am

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:51 pm

Still there, still no references, still embarrassing. Originally created in 2006 by TCA member Charles MacDonald, who soon discovered how insane Wikipedia was and stopped coming back. The BVA was important in the early history of electronics because it was a "government loved" business cartel, protected by high import tariffs on American and European tubes, and powerful enough to force everyone to standardize and keep prices inflated artificially.

Historians of radio and TV suspect that the BVA was a major market force that kept radios and televisions too expensive for the average working-class Briton, and literally helped to delay the development of new technologies. Color broadcasting began in the US on a trial basis in 1951 and the NTSC standard hit the air in 1953; the UK didn't get color broadcasts until 1967. (Squabbles over PAL and SECAM standards in Europe didn't help.) Australia was dominated by the BVA despite not being in Britain and they didn't get color TV until 1975. There are people in the UK still using B&W televisions and paying for B&W licenses, because it's a lot cheaper. In the 21st century.

I complained about this article on WR in 2010. Putting in references would be easy enough, but they will have to come from dead-tree books. You can't Google it up, therefore it doesn't exist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Valve_Association

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