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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.


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)
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
@NateEldredge - nope, I meant the difference the content of the thing being voted on. Specifically, the fact that 13A was universal and permanent and E.P. ONLY applied to Confederate states AND IIRC was temporary.
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
Just to be clear - the question is explicitly confined to the scope of E.P and 1862. Projecting the 1865 votes for 13th Amendment by the same congresscritters is NOT a valid basis for an answer since the content of the two is very different.
Nov
12
comment When was slavery abolished in Russia?
Also, an important note that there were TWO classes of slaves in Kievan Rus: abovementioned holop only applied to "domestic" slaves; whereas tchelyad meant foreigners taken into slavery as prisoners. They had different rights. To FURTHER confuse things, between 12th and 17th century, tchelyad came to mean something completely different - household servants of a feudal lord.
Nov
12
comment When was slavery abolished in Russia?
@IncnisMrsi - actually, it's backwards. "Толковый словарь Даля. — 1863—1866" shows that the word "холоп" was actually mostly used for serfs; and the word "раб" was used for serfs as a colloquialism as well without meaning outright Kievan-Rus style slavery
Nov
10
comment What were the individual soldiers motivated by during World War 1?
+1 for Carlin. Great examples, especially from US and Roosevelt jingoism
Sep
8
comment What is the origin of Dragons?
Is there something listed in origin of dragons in different cultures (many of them well before medieval era) on Wikipedia that does not address your question? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon
Sep
8
comment What is the origin of Dragons?
"stories of strong powerful creatures which were harmful to them" - those stories were well before medieval era, and didn't include just dragons. At a random example, Scilla and Charibdas.
Sep
5
comment Napoleon Research Paper Structure
Your 3rd paragraph is also missing Maurice of Nassau and Gustav Adolph of Sweden :) And replace Temujin with Subatai Bat'atur (sp?) :)
Sep
3
comment Chronology of Political Party Alignment with “Left” and “Right”
This is a good start, but where the time and shift analysis of the 3?
Sep
2
comment Which countries protested against the Anschluss?
@MarkC.Wallace - "Anschluss" isn't a "foreign term". Like "blitzkrieg", it's a borrowed technical term, used in its original form untranslated in English. It also denotes a widely known historical event and is not in need of definition on a site such as this, where people presumably know at least 101 level of history of WWII.
Aug
30
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
18
comment why Israel has not used its nuclear arsenal against hamas?
Firing a nuke at NJ might be an improvement </NY_Pride>