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bio website wedrychowski.pl
location Krakow, Poland
age 32
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seen Jul 25 at 14:41

COMPUTER SCIENCE: I'm mainly interested in Symfony2, CKEditor and CSS3 related topics.

HISTORY: I'm mainly into Eastern Europe matters. Living in an old capitol of Poland, I'll be happy to answer anything related to those times, or to research for your questions in Polish sources, if you don't speak our language by yourself.

SF&FANTASY: Any questions about Polish Science-Fiction scene? Just ask.


Jul
25
comment How and why did Polish rule over the Ukraine “downwardly deviate” from Lithuanian rule?
@LennartRegebro it's often difficult to give exact pages (or even chapters) for the English version of the book if you own it in another language edition.
Jul
25
comment What is the origin of the American stereotype that Polish people lack intelligence?
@Anixx I'd argue that the origins of the stereotype for USA and for the neighboring countries are totally different. It's a common thing to think of your neighbors like that, not only in the history of nations, but in all history of society - how many people think "I'm smarter than my neighbor and my cat is smarter than his dog".
Jul
25
comment What is the origin of the American stereotype that Polish people lack intelligence?
As much as I'm unfortunately late for the party, I want to express my gratitude for asking this question. It resulted in answers on a matter that I as a Pole was also curious about. From time to time it's me who's asked by people of other nationalities - why does such a stereotype exist, and usually I just shrug my arms, not knowing what to answer (except for the obvious "they just needed somebody to play the role of the dumb one").
Jul
25
comment Why were there no Internment camps for German-American Citizens in USA during WW2?
Good job for pointing that out. I'd be happy to read your own answer to the question, specifying the problematic you mentioned, as I'm no expert on that matter.
May
6
comment Was Swedish king Charles X Gustav's horse killed during Siege of Kraków (1655)?
Now that I find truly amazing. Great piece of work you did on finding and providing these informations even after a year since the question was asked, you've got my big respect for that, even if the overall conclusion is that the story cited in question is most probably impossible to verify. Thanks!
May
6
comment Organized and intentional suicide attacks during military conflicts
@NewAlexandria which exact advice you mean? The first one, saying "the scope is too wide", that lead me to narrow the scope, or the second one, saying "the scope is too narrow", that would lead me to widen it once again?
Jul
19
comment Was Christopher Colombus Polish?
Of course he was Polish - his name is Krzysztof and it's definitely a Polish one.
Jul
12
comment Why didn't France and UK invade Germany September 3rd 1939?
I totally agree with that. There are many historians in Poland who believe that if Poland did anything to stop Germans from taking over Czechoslovakia, things would be much different. But instead of acting, Poland took the opportunity to grab some arguable land too.
Jul
8
comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
I believe they were meant to be hidden under the ribs of the opponent.
Jun
27
comment Why were there no religious wars in Poland?
A very short answer to Felix's question - the vision of Poland as a clearly Catholic country is an early 20th century invention, taking birth with all nationalism movements that were popular among Europe. And it wasn't realized before WWII and ethnic migrations organized by ZSSR and communist government. So it's safe to assume that they just passed away.
Jun
24
comment Context for this 1871 humorous map of Europe?
+1. But the words about Poland are rather surprising for me, only 8 years after the last uprising. I'd love to see similar map some 20 years later, when the situation at Balkans changed a lot.
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
We shouldn't forget South Korea games against Italy and Spain during World Cup '02. Both won by much weaker side, with a big help of referees.
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
Salamis was my first thought on the subject.
Jun
7
comment What is the mark next to the hallmark on this silver object?
Yes, I'm curious what it is, or rather what kind of people used it. Some 19th century journalists?
Jun
7
comment What is the mark next to the hallmark on this silver object?
Very interesting question, and a beautiful... object?
Jun
2
comment Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
But one is on the peninsula, another is on the island. ;)
Jun
1
comment Were women banned from entering the castle of Trakai?
Where did you find such a legend?
May
31
comment How did Poland avoid partition in the 17th century, but not the 18th century?
No problem. I've rather meant the lack of sources, which would make the answer more complete. That's a thing I'll try to update after the weekend.
May
30
comment Looking for a symbol for Southern USA communism
Thanks, I was aware of Texas and California, but not of Florida, I'll try to read something on the subject, as it's pretty interesting.
May
30
comment Looking for a symbol for Southern USA communism
I'd first wonder why did you chose this very particular region of USA and then focus on it. If you find any clues on why would communism grow easier in this region then in others, just use whatever symbolizes these clues. Imho logo of Communist Party USA is a good point to start with.