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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.


Jul
11
comment Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
@CGCampbell - in Russia itis
Jul
10
comment Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
Why the downvote? Russia gets a free pass?
Jul
10
comment What currently existing IT companies collaborated with Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
Sources please?
Jul
10
answered Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
Jul
8
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
20
comment Why are the “Three Musketeers” called musketeers?
anime series called them Musketeers because they were called that way by Dumas. Dumas caleled them that way because they were fictional characters set in a real Misketeers unit. Just like Tom Clancy puts Ding Chavez into a real Army Rangers unit, or other writers their heroes into 82d Airborne.
Jun
20
comment Why are the “Three Musketeers” called musketeers?
the Musketeers weren't fictional.
Jun
8
comment Why did Martin Luther hate the Jews?
@Anixx - I don't think you can call Protestantism or Catholicism separate faiths, even though there definitely was cross persecution, especially around first half of 17th century
Jun
7
revised Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
added 247 characters in body
May
9
comment Why is no one claiming the title of Caliph?
This is a good answer buit I also wonder why none of the Sunni state leaders did that, since they don't face the same religious restriction.
May
8
comment Mouse as an Ancient Remedy - Official Critique
@SamuelRussell - slightly reworded, it'd be a good fit for Skeptics.SE
May
8
comment Are there instances where collective farming has actually brought benefit to the population
You can have collective farming in a local context in any larger scale system (feudalism, socialism, whatever-the-hell-aism that Israel had in 1950s for economic system)
May
1
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
29
comment Did King Porus's men use snake poison against Alexander's troops?
While it's impossible to verify authenticity, the answer itself is good with excellent reference, so it doesn't really matter if the real author was or was not posting it.
Apr
29
comment Was the penal system used to colonise Australia?
+1 for "due to a local uprising there in 1776"
Apr
29
comment What motivated Germanic tribes to accept Christianity?
@kubanczyk - the party line taught in Soviet schools was that they embraced it since it helped pacify the oppressed classes (mostly slaves) by promising them a better lot in afterlife
Apr
29
comment What was the attitude of Mongols to conquered peoples?
It'd probably be a good idea to look at Chinese sources. They had less incentive to lie about Mongols.
Apr
29
comment What was the attitude of Mongols to conquered peoples?
Good answer but would benefit from sources