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Search and Big Data Architect at Opensource Connections.

I program in C, C++, Java, Javascript, Python, and Php.

PS The gravatar is me in a Snuggie reading the Pragmatic Programmer w/ the complimentary map light :)


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awarded  Yearling
May
24
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
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24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
22
asked Did the Huns contribute to the Great Migration of Germanic Peoples into the Western Empire?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
7
comment What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
One major consideration for Canada -- the colonies had just been unified as a massive base of support to conquer Canada from the French. I highly reccomend you read The Crucible of War which touches on how the French and Indian War served to provide some political/social unity to the British colonies and laid the groundwork for eventual conflict with the mother country.
Nov
7
comment Why did Canada not join the American Revolution?
This doesn't answer why the 13 English colonies setup committees of correspondence. What caused them to think to set that up? Why did they consider themselves to have a shared culture that such a thing was possible or useful? What motivated them to get together in the first place?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
-1. [citation-needed] Lots of assertions little backing up the claims. Why would settlers be inherently more entrepreneurial/rebellious? Why did the experience of not being conquered matter? For 3 I have no idea why other British colonials would not also defend their rights as British subjects besides you telling me so.
Oct
31
comment What Factors Contributed to the Success of Certain “Long March” Strategies?
I think it'd be better if you focused either on specific ones or wanted to compare/contrast two. The ones you list are so diverse that you might as well be asking about "long marches" in general.
Oct
31
comment What Factors Contributed to the Success of Certain “Long March” Strategies?
I think this question might be too broad. For this to be a history question, an answerer will have to take an overview of every such campaign and analyze the factors that made it successful or unsuccessful. That kind of effort is book-level effort, not question level.
Oct
31
comment What Factors Contributed to the Success of Certain “Long March” Strategies?
This isn't really a History answer. More useful would be an overview of historical evidence for why your assertions are true in the general sense.
Oct
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awarded  Quorum
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27
awarded  Scholar
Oct
27
accepted Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?
Oct
27
comment What really happened to the Maya civilization?
wow NASA has archeologists!
Oct
27
awarded  Citizen Patrol
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27
awarded  Student
Oct
27
asked Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?