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Areas of strength:

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

Areas of familiarity:

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

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

...P.P.S. Don't read too much into the icon. Just a minor nod to Cryptonomicon.


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comment Does prohibition of polygamy always correlate well with democracy?
@JimThio - sugar babies aren't legal - they have no legal standing as spouses in the eye of the law. E.g. if a man is married, the sugar baby (or any other gf) won't be able to inherit, etc...
Aug
24
comment How much was the wealthy elite harmed by the Bolshevik revolution?
@Superbest - you can try Cuba
Aug
22
comment How much was the wealthy elite harmed by the Bolshevik revolution?
Any really good answer should start with analyzing the exact size and wealth of the "wealth elite". This publication makes a start: web.williams.edu/Economics/wp/…
Aug
22
comment How much was the wealthy elite harmed by the Bolshevik revolution?
Another statisics missing: how much was the wealth of those truly rich that was already abroad?
Aug
22
comment How much was the wealthy elite harmed by the Bolshevik revolution?
Also, while I won't dispute the accuracy of the conclusion, given a total and complete lack of references for any of the facts stated (statistics of how many rich people escaped vs. were killed aside from a 0.00001% that was the Romanov family? Average wealth post-escape?), I'm unsure why this answer is so heavily upvoted.
Aug
22
comment How much was the wealthy elite harmed by the Bolshevik revolution?
Not sure if you meant to imply this or not, but Trotsky's assassination had (in reality) nothing to do with him being a son of a wealth factory owner, as opposed to major political opposition to Stalin.
Aug
22
comment How did people from pre-industrialization era perceive “success in life”?
Next question posted: "Conan! What is best in life?"
Aug
22
awarded  Altruist
Aug
18
comment why Israel has not used its nuclear arsenal against hamas?
Firing a nuke at NJ might be an improvement </NY_Pride>
Aug
18
comment What is a strong state in history?
Since your second definition of state relies on the idea of class, you may want to clarify that this is from Marxist point of view.
Aug
18
comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
Sources for all these assertions?
Aug
18
asked What are the historical inaccuracies in Repin's “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks”?
Aug
18
answered Have any national leaders been kept unaware of their own wars?
Aug
18
revised Tolstoy's view of history
edited tags
Aug
18
comment Contemporary objections to the Bill of Rights's 1st Amendment / Declaration of the Rights of Man, art. 10?
Which specific aspect of the 1st Amendment?
Aug
18
revised Why didn't Vajpeyi follow Operation Entebbe example to rescue plane passengers?
edited title
Aug
2
comment Historical examples of replacing blood heir by impostor?
@ssdecontrol - Various versions of Man in the Iron Mask, as an example
Jul
31
comment Does prohibition of polygamy always correlate well with democracy?
@MichaelF, TED - Case #1 - Striking down antipoligamy law. Case #2 - dissenting judge basically quoting the same argument I made above. Case #3 - this time a liberal judge instead of a conservative. How many more judicial examples do I need to post before an apology is warranted?
Jul
31
comment Does prohibition of polygamy always correlate well with democracy?
Amazing answer and analysis! Could you please expand on what glm means in-text (I'm assuming generalized linear model?)
Jul
24
comment Did Stalin believe Israel would go communist?
@Oldcat - given that Stalin prepared to send a large chunk of Jews to Siberia in 1950s (see "Delo vrachei"), sds's comment is on the nose. Stalin needed Israel as a solution to USSR's "jewish problem" like a cow needs wheels.