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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.


Feb
8
awarded  Pundit
Feb
6
comment Monotheism/Atheism in Polytheistic societies
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_atheism
Feb
6
comment How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
@Anixx - That's just word games. "Police" in "police state" means law enforcement ("siloviki" if you wish), not an organization with the exact name "Police". I'm pretty sure that most countries outside Nazi Germany that are/were considered police states named their police with a different word.
Feb
6
comment How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
@Drux - IIRC, it was a popular conspiracy in Russia/USSR that Lenin's return was facilitated by Germans to help them in the war.
Feb
6
revised Was Sofia really demolished by Bulgarians after 1878 and why?
edited tags
Feb
6
comment Homosexuality in ancient Sparta
There were also slaves...
Feb
6
answered How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
Feb
6
comment How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
@FelixGoldberg - Exactly.
Feb
6
comment How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
" Soviet regime was a development of some sort of immanent Russian matrix." - I'd argue that this view started with Marx himself :)
Feb
6
comment How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
@astabada - that depends on your definition of "police state".
Feb
5
comment Does (or did) any monarchy have a limited length of tenure?
Visigoths are the closest I can think of , but they didn't have predetermined terms - just deposed kings at the will of a councel.
Feb
5
comment Does (or did) any monarchy have a limited length of tenure?
Related :)
Feb
5
comment Are these remarks by Napoleon on Jesus genuine?
As an aside, discussing Christ as a historical figure (as this quote appears to do) is not out of character for a "sceptic-to-agnostic" (addresses your first bullet, but of course not the more interesting document centered second one)
Feb
4
comment What is the meaning behind Thomas Nast's political cartoon “Compromise--Indeed!”?
+1 (among other reasons, for "That worked about as well as congressional commissions resolve political issues in the USA today")
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
3
awarded  Custodian
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent What was the reaction of Western Communist Parties to Kruschev's 1956 speech denouncing Stalin?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Was Churchill a poor HR manager?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory How much did helping the American Revolution cost France?