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brianvds (March 15, 2012, 18:36:27 PM):
'ol wiki isn't allways that accurate though...

It is not all that much less accurate than Britannica, and has the advantage that unlike Britannica, it has article on anything and everything. :-)

LJGraey (March 15, 2012, 21:19:12 PM):
Wikipedia is just another encyclopedia. I don't think it was ever intended to be the definitive authority on anything. It's merely a summation of information already available elsewhere. I especially like that they cite the actual patent numbers with links on mechanical subjects. It's sure better than aimlessly trawling for sites that might or might not have the information I'm looking for. And it's definitely more up to date than any printed encyclopedia I've had access to in the last ten years. And if you don't trust the references it's the perfect excuse to do more research. Win-win if you ask me.
GCG (March 16, 2012, 08:46:15 AM):
point and case: i found an article about cats. the biggest load is shit ever. people add articles, and the moderator doesnt know whether it's accurate or not, and really couldnt be bothered to find out. or other users ammend it, add their own two cents..... it's layman's forum that.
st0nes (March 16, 2012, 08:50:47 AM):
Wikipedia is just another encyclopedia. I don't think it was ever intended to be the definitive authority on anything. It's merely a summation of information already available elsewhere. I especially like that they cite the actual patent numbers with links on mechanical subjects. It's sure better than aimlessly trawling for sites that might or might not have the information I'm looking for. And it's definitely more up to date than any printed encyclopedia I've had access to in the last ten years. And if you don't trust the references it's the perfect excuse to do more research. Win-win if you ask me.
The most valuable part of Wikipedia is list of links at the bottom of the article. Get an overview of the subject matter from the Wiki, then drill down into the source matter...

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