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Started as a Paradox/Clipper/DBase guy many moons ago. Done some serious work with Paradox, Delphi, SQLServer, C++, C#, XML-XSD and Python over the years, and have touched all phases of the SDLC.

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revised Did JFK win the presidential election by fraud?
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comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@James: surely that makes communism a straw man? Again, non sequitur here.
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Feb
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comment Why anthropocentrism disappears during the Dark Ages
@NikolayNenov - Andrei Albu deserves the credit . Whatever - it's your question. That answer is way too complicated and over-analytical for me. I like to keep things clear and simple. IMO what is correct in what he said is what I said - he just stretched it out. The rest? I'm not impressed with that sort of analysis: Academics and elaborate explanations don't necessarily add much: "Maybe, maybe not"... My answer I am sure about. :)
Feb
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comment Why anthropocentrism disappears during the Dark Ages
@FelixGoldberg - take a look at the sculpture of ancient Greece and Rome: Greece ; Rome
Feb
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answered Why anthropocentrism disappears during the Dark Ages
Feb
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comment Why was the the sack of cities acceptable?
@congusbongus - you missed the point of my comment... And: Asking about why attitudes changed is a pretty valid one : 1) That wasn't the question. 2) This isn't really the forum for such a question.
Feb
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comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
I'm confused. The question should be reversed: Why should anyone with a brain LIKE communism...?!
Feb
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comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@James communism was a straw man in the Domino theory-the end of colonialism caused the political unrest -non sequitur here: the political unrest does not make communism a straw man. Stalin teamed with the allies partly because he understood the vacuum that would ensue when Hitler was defeated and intended to capitalize on it to expand communism however/wherever possible. Churchill knew it, Roosevelt winked... The US was not a big colonial power and they were interested in capitalizing on their victory just as Stalin was. That was the Cold War - it was not a bluff or a myth.
Feb
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comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@James - I don't buy it. The Bolsheviks and their heirs believed in expansionism and pursued it. I gather you're a Marxist oriented revisionist. We will not agree.
Feb
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reviewed Leave Closed UK Tories vs Whigs in the 19th century: broad political classification?
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open Did Ben Franklin actually make any tofu?
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reviewed Leave Open What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
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reviewed Leave Open Specialist for dates?
Feb
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comment Specialist for dates?
+1 - It is worth noting that time determination is not a trivial task in computing : Check out Calendrica - good stuff.
Feb
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comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@James - Communism was a straw man in the Domino theory - Communism was no straw man - there were communist initiatives driven by the USSR all over the world. And post USSR there is still plenty of fuel left in the communist gas tanks, particularly in Latin America. Of course, if you're a Marxist, that's good....
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comment What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
@FelixGoldberg - I am still with Samuel on this one... - OK, you are entitled. ;) Regardless, I think there is a lot of agreement around here that this answer is not a very good one.