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My main occupation is to debug cruft I write in my free time.

That is, after struggling to stay alive.


Jun
14
comment Where was the furthest extent of Arabian trade explorations?
Hi Frederic, I am sure that you can find some useful references for Arabic travelers in Eastern Africa, i.e. Somalia, Kenya and South as far as Zanzibar and Madagascar (at least). I have remembrance of reading about Arabic merchant trading with these people when I studied Hanno the Navigator. +1 Anyways
Jun
12
comment What did Mesopotamian beehives look like?
By the way, if you are interested in beekeeping, there is a dedicated stackexchange in development: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/48193/bees-and-beekeeping
Jun
12
answered What did Mesopotamian beehives look like?
Jun
12
revised Are there any Vandal or Goth relics or monuments in Rome?
added 702 characters in body
Jun
12
revised When and why was Seleucia ultimately abandoned?
I think a missed half a sentence in the conclusion.
Jun
12
answered Are there any Vandal or Goth relics or monuments in Rome?
Jun
11
comment What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
@Carlo_R. As Felix Goldberg suggested I would seriously try and edit away the "geopolitical interest". Geopolitics, even though we can rightfully argue that it always existed, became a political doctrine only in the XIX century.
Jun
11
comment Why didn't World-Community take no step to remove Mubutu or Robert Mugabe from office?
In addition, you do not specify what Allende, Castro, Hussain, Gaddafi and Bashar al-Assad have in common with the North Korean government, as well as with Mubutu and Mugabe. Why the world powers did not bother to remove Ahmadinejad, Putin, Sarkozy, Al Thani, ...?
Jun
11
comment Why didn't World-Community take no step to remove Mubutu or Robert Mugabe from office?
I voted to close, because it is unclear what do you mean by "World-Community". When I look at your examples of intervention, I cannot but notice that it was different actors who tried to oust Allende (largely the USA), Castro (virtually the USA alone) Saddam Hussein (USA, UK, ... but not France) Gaddafi (USA, UK, ... including France).
Jun
11
asked When and why was Seleucia ultimately abandoned?
Jun
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
21
reviewed Leave Open What precipitated the rise of social safety nets in the United States?
Feb
12
reviewed No Action Needed Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
Feb
12
reviewed No Action Needed Is there an online archive with letters written by people in the past?
Feb
8
comment Megafauna extinctions
@jwenting I am very interested in your pov, it would be great if you could prepare an alternative answer, because the comments are a bit tight to expose the bulk of one's idea. Cheers :)
Feb
8
comment Megafauna extinctions
@jwenting Why do you say there were "almost certainly no humans in Australia 45K years ago"? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistory_of_Australia poses the minimum date at 40K.
Feb
7
reviewed No Action Needed Language in German cloisters during the High Middle Ages
Feb
7
reviewed Approve bulgaria tag wiki
Feb
7
reviewed Approve bulgaria tag wiki excerpt
Feb
7
comment Megafauna extinctions
@jwenting I wonder how many commentators history@se would have if a meteorite 10+ km diameter caused the extinction of giant kangaroos 45K years ago.