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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.


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.
Jul
21
comment Has anyone ever been punished for Project MK-ULTRA?
What is the basis for assuming someone would have been punished? Did anyone do anything illegal?
Jul
18
comment Recognition of Palestine?
@Midas - I think most Egyptians would dispute your notion that they aren't Arabs :) Palestinians are genetically Arab more than anything else.
Jul
17
comment Recognition of Palestine?
@Midas - of course they share genetic similarities. They lived in the area for centuries and interbred. The point is, Arabs - who migrated in during Islamic expansion after 600AD - have nothing to do with Philistines, and thus there never WAS a "Palestine" Arab country. Everything else if irrelevant.
Jul
17
comment Recognition of Palestine?
@Midas - They were not Indo-European as proven (there's too much vagueness). But their language was more Indo-European in origin than Semitic. They clearly were NOT Semitic and thus not Arab. And yes, that far back there were no Arabic-speaking non-Arabs. That's a recent post-Islam-expansion situation since Arabic was spoken by expansionist dominant culture (similar to English in a much later time).
Jul
11
comment Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
@Olivier - unless I missed something, your answer is just links to Wikipedia with no details?