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bio website canageek.wordpress.com
location Canada
age 26
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Jul 22 at 18:04

A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


May
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
17
comment Were soldiers in the World Wars paid?
Ah, Officers would be commissioned, not conscripted and the question is about conscripted men.
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
Anixx: Your examples are all from Berlin and dealing with rape: Are his sources more reliable in Stalingrad or when dealing with the more military sections of the book?
Nov
15
awarded  Quorum
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Aug
10
comment Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
@choster I vote that you give Alaska to Canada, then we can just call them Norther Native Canadians with no confusion or bias.
Aug
10
comment Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
@SevenSidedDie Huh, interesting. Do you have a cite for that? I'd like to read about it, because I was always told Eskimo meant "People who talked with forked tougns" or somesuch. Last time I heard Eskimo used in Canada was in kindergarten.
Aug
3
comment Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
Just a note; Eskimo is a rather racist term. The correct term is Inuit. It would probably be a good idea to correct this.
Jul
28
comment When did European building interiors partitioned into rooms become commonplace?
Cool question, I'd love to see floorplans for these old buildings. Also, cool to see you over here in history SevenSidedDie!
Jul
26
comment In Golf history, why is Musselburgh considered the first course, when St. Andrews was where golf was first played?
Really? I've always heard of St. Andrews as the first golf course.
Jul
19
comment Were there many instances when an “overaged” commander was at odds with a much younger second in command?
Seems overly broad to me.
Jul
8
comment Is there any proof that Robin Hood existed?
Also; At least one of these Robin Hoods was a horse thief, and another a rapist. CBC Radio did a show on various versions of Robin Hood and historical fact. Probably on the show Ideas.
Jun
27
awarded  Scholar
Jun
27
accepted How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?
Jun
21
comment How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?
Very useful, thank you. However, I'm going to see if I leave the question open for a few days if I can get citations for the historical amount of gear.
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?
Jun
20
asked How does the amount of equipment carried by various historical infantries compare?