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TeX user since 1989, mostly LaTeX. For some time maintainer of pdfTeX, since then a close friend of the LuaTeX team.


Oct
25
comment Communist resistance groups in the Nazi German military
Do you have any sources for your claim in the first para?
Sep
15
comment What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
For Germany see Wikipedia: West Germany wanted no change.
Aug
12
comment How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?
@DVK: The Phoenix program killed between 26,000 and 41,000 people. A great way to win the hearts of the people. :-(
May
26
comment What was the most recent country to be conquered and dissapear
@fdb: The SU did not permit anything in the GDR after 1989-11-09 - they simply let the people decide their own fate and could not have stopped them even if it wanted to.
Mar
6
comment What currently existing IT companies collaborated with Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
The number of "IT companies" existing at 1945-05-08 is rather small, and IBM is probably the only one of them currently existing.
Feb
26
comment What effect did awareness of devastating bombing at home have on the fighting spirit of German troops on the Eastern front?
Required reading: The End: Germany, 1944-45, by Ian Kershaw
Jan
28
comment How did Saudi Arabia become and remain strongly Wahhabi?
See What is wahabism?
Dec
22
comment Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
Yes, these records exist. Sorry, but did you check Wikipedia?
Dec
9
comment What were the reasons for the Renaissance / scientific revolution in Europe?
@JimThio: But it was much slower: "European printing presses of around 1600 were capable of producing 3,600 impressions per workday. By comparison, movable type printing in the Far East, which did not know presses and was solely done by manually rubbing the back of the paper to the page, did not exceed an output of forty pages per day."
Jul
25
comment Was “Golden Pheasant” used pejoratively in Nazi Germany?
@EugeneSeidel: Please edit the answer. :-)
Jul
22
comment Was “Golden Pheasant” used pejoratively in Nazi Germany?
@FelixGoldberg: Done with the help of Google translate.
Jul
6
comment Why was the 1944 surrender of 20,000 Germans on the Western Front remarkable?
Btw: He surrendered to the 83rd division, not the 99th.
May
27
comment Are submarine launched ballistic missiles still inaccurate?
GPS was developed to increase the position correctness of SLBM platforms.
Apr
17
comment What scholarly positions exist evaluating Thatcher's competence and the desirability of her government's policies?
@SamuelRussell: Both give a lot of sources.
Apr
15
comment What scholarly positions exist evaluating Thatcher's competence and the desirability of her government's policies?
The Shock Doctrine has a chapter on Thatcher. And I'm sure Noam Chomsky has written about her. Scholary enough?
Jan
14
comment What are the safeguards in the German constitution of 1949 against dictatorship?
@FelixGoldberg: Bad Aibling was in effect US territory: AFAIK even members of the German parliament were barred from entry in the 1980s. And there was still the Alliiertes Vorbehaltsrecht: Germany was not sovereign on it's own unification.
Jan
14
comment What are the safeguards in the German constitution of 1949 against dictatorship?
@FelixGoldberg: You forget the Besatzungsstatut. And I must mention Bad Aibling Station.
Jan
14
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
Your time line is wrong: Barbarossa started on 1941-06-22, Stalingrad on 1942-08-23. You left out 1942 completely.