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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 :)

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


Jan
14
comment Why is such a large percentage of Jewish population worldwide in USA
@CGCampbell - reputation. People do post truly amazing answers for reputation
Dec
23
comment What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
You may want to read some criticism of Shlaim (and that specific book) before deciding to use it as your Bible. He basically cherry picked the facts to suit his ideology. e.g. 1, 2
Dec
22
comment In the USSR, what if any was the formal, ideological response to the Cultural Revolution in China?
This is discussed (including USSR's general reaction to Cultural Revolution) in "Владимир Высоцкий: козырь в тайной войне, By Федор Раззаков"
Dec
22
comment In the USSR, what if any was the formal, ideological response to the Cultural Revolution in China?
Since you already mentioned Vysotsky, you should also really add his OTHER anti-Chinese song (this one, NOT coded as "aliens"), "Vozle Goroda Pekina" ("Near the city of Pekin")
Dec
22
comment How were the Venera Probe missions received/presented in the western world during the space race?
I agree that the question is a good fit here, but it may be worth asking on Space.SE if re-formulated to fit there as well (as long as it's not simply copypasted)
Dec
21
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@TylerDurden - emphasis was very clearly stated by bolding the actual question. That bolded question did NOT include any time or dynastic limits. You read a peface and decided to misapply it to the whole question for some reason, contrary to the rest of the information in the post.
Dec
21
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@TylerDurden - (and Philip I was not a Carolingian either)
Dec
21
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@TylerDurden - reading comprehension problems? Carolingians anjd Merovingians were the subject of the podcast that was the reason I thought of asking the question. The question itself (very conveniently bolded) didn't limit the timelines, and I pretty clearly included later dynasties since it mentioned Louis XIII.
Dec
21
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@TylerDurden - shouldn't the fact that it produced a great answer tell you something about your correctness (never mind rude comments?)
Dec
20
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@MarkC.Wallace - then people will downvote because comparing "more or less chaste" is subjective (which it kinda is). Also, considering the answer, it seems pretty knowable.
Dec
20
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@TylerDurden - THAT. I'm quite prepared for the answer that basically lists every king and a source indicating proof that they had sexual relations with that woman, Ms. ...
Dec
20
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@twosheds - I actually considered mentioning that scenario in the question as ineligible explicitly, but yes, the assumption is that it's someone who was in a position to have such affairs.
Dec
20
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@T.E.D. - I'm not all that well read on earlier kings, but for the later ones it seems a slam dunk "no" in that every one of them has tons of sources confirming the mistresses. Sleazy tabloids and celebrity watching didn't seem to originate in 20th century :)
Dec
20
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@T.E.D. - Some sources (ideally, independent ones and not the king's official biographer) stating that the king was faithful to his wife, and nobody ever rumoured about any mistresses?
Dec
17
comment What is the death toll attributed to US internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII?
Was there an attempt to quantify that risk increase to net mortality vs. percentages? While not direct result, it's still valid data, even if causality is harder to establish.
Dec
17
comment What is the death toll attributed to US internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII?
@Richard - People who can be realistically assumed to have died because they were interned (killed by guards, or died from reasons cause by the internment like hunger/higher illness/mortality). E.g. take average mortality for a population of that size and demographics in those years, and compare to actual mortality for interned people. I'm pretty sure research on the topic ought to exist
Dec
5
comment Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
Also, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipchaks (same ruling confederation, slightly different tribes and territories). Crymean Tatars probably originated there.
Dec
5
comment Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
If you squint hard enough, at least some of this claim is somewhat true: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumans . Calling them Proto-Ukrainians is a bit of a stretch, IMHO. Ethnically, they were Turcic, not Slavic. That Wiki link has a good map of controlled territory.
Nov
25
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
@PieterGeerkens - Mongols would strongly disagree with you about "fancy"
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)