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Areas of strength:

  • Perl expert (specifically enterprise software development)
  • Sybase (including design and optimization)
  • GUI design

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  • Web programming (EmbPerl, JSP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • C++

...P.S. I'm not really 42. But 42 is way cooler than a real answer :)

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Nov
25
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
@PieterGeerkens - Mongols would strongly disagree with you about "fancy"
Nov
24
revised How well can cavalry fight infantry?
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Nov
23
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
(a less important difference was that E.P. included bits about enlisting ex-slaves in Union Army - I would expect that in wartime it would improve support level for the whole package but have no data to base that guess on)
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
@NateEldredge - nope, I meant the difference the content of the thing being voted on. Specifically, the fact that 13A was universal and permanent and E.P. ONLY applied to Confederate states AND IIRC was temporary.
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
Just to be clear - the question is explicitly confined to the scope of E.P and 1862. Projecting the 1865 votes for 13th Amendment by the same congresscritters is NOT a valid basis for an answer since the content of the two is very different.
Nov
23
asked What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
Nov
22
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
answered When was slavery abolished in Russia?
Nov
12
comment When was slavery abolished in Russia?
Also, an important note that there were TWO classes of slaves in Kievan Rus: abovementioned holop only applied to "domestic" slaves; whereas tchelyad meant foreigners taken into slavery as prisoners. They had different rights. To FURTHER confuse things, between 12th and 17th century, tchelyad came to mean something completely different - household servants of a feudal lord.
Nov
12
comment When was slavery abolished in Russia?
@IncnisMrsi - actually, it's backwards. "Толковый словарь Даля. — 1863—1866" shows that the word "холоп" was actually mostly used for serfs; and the word "раб" was used for serfs as a colloquialism as well without meaning outright Kievan-Rus style slavery
Nov
10
comment What were the individual soldiers motivated by during World War 1?
+1 for Carlin. Great examples, especially from US and Roosevelt jingoism
Nov
7
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
3
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
13
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
8
comment What is the origin of Dragons?
Is there something listed in origin of dragons in different cultures (many of them well before medieval era) on Wikipedia that does not address your question? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon