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May
29
reviewed Leave Open Until 1600, was it legal to counterfeit money?
Apr
24
comment Did people have better nutrition before agriculture?
Please define "healthier". You mention in a single sentence they were healthier but had half of our life expectancy. Isn't it a self-contradiction?
Apr
23
comment Why didn’t Britain use its vast navy to get past trench warfare?
I've meant to say "but the British tried to do exactly this, and at the most convenient point, and they failed miserably: see Gallipoli campaign" but you've beat me to it.
Apr
23
revised Why didn’t Britain use its vast navy to get past trench warfare?
fixed mistakes and spelling
Apr
23
reviewed Reviewed Why is our planet called Earth?
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open Why is our planet called Earth?
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open What is the evidence for North Korean famine of 1990s?
Apr
23
revised When and where did Louis Blanc say the famous “from each according to his abilities…”?
added 190 characters in body
Apr
23
answered When and where did Louis Blanc say the famous “from each according to his abilities…”?
Apr
23
awarded  Custodian
Apr
23
reviewed Reviewed Why are the democracies of France, Israel and India rated “Flawed Democracies”?
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Apr
23
comment Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
"Can only be well-answered by an engineer"?!? This is a proper historical question, which can be answered by a historian with the normal use of primary or secondary historical sources. Most other questions around here cannot be answered precisely, but this one has a chance - this is the only difference I see.
Apr
23
reviewed No Action Needed Was Willem the Silent Dutch?
Apr
23
reviewed No Action Needed World War 1 Indian propaganda posters
Apr
21
comment Are these images from Iran-Iraq war authentic?
First photo much better version: ejection-history.org.uk/country-by-country/IRAN/… to be more precise it's F-5E. You can try to track it down by its number (2-7-59 ٢-۷-۵۹). And the second photo: Mirage F1 EQ or some subvariant (EQ-2?). Paintwork seems legit for both photos.
Apr
9
revised No speed limit on German highways - why?
to save others the translation - the article only briefly mentions non-urban areas and focuses on urban ones
Apr
9
comment Was there more than one way for anti-aircraft fire to shoot down a dive bomber in World War II
@Doug Domeny: Are assertions of "uselessness" and "difficulty" based on any sources or are they just your own expertise?
Apr
5
comment Are there any good sources on the history of the name for Kazakhstan?
@David Usually "қ" is transliterated into English "k", and "х" is transliterated into either English "kh" or "ch" or "h". The "k" in "kh" is always silent. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Mar
28
awarded  Enlightened