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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
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
Mar
24
revised How did commoners in late medieval to early modern Europe learn to read?
corrections
Mar
22
revised Why did Poland keep Warsaw as its capital instead of returning it to Krakow in the 20th century?
e.g.
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open What percentage of Jews were in “finance” (money-lenders) throughout Middle Ages?
Mar
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
18
comment What caused Yugoslavia to switch sides early in World War II?
I would emphasize input from non-English written sources provided by such users. Judging from the Polish or Russian example, the number of areas where the English books/articles lag behind the current research is unexpectedly high; here-and-there they could be considered plainly incorrect.
Mar
18
comment What was Lenin's “New Economic Policy” and what complications did it have?
+1 Exemplary answer.
Mar
18
revised What was Lenin's “New Economic Policy” and what complications did it have?
formatting
Mar
18
revised What was Lenin's “New Economic Policy” and what complications did it have?
minor corrections
Mar
16
comment Why have wheat and rice been consumed in different forms?
Cereals like barley and oats were often consumed boiled; this became less popular after potato appeared. The problem is the hard crust, which needs to be removed first, and the result is kasha. With wheat there is another problem - too much gluten. The boiled whole-seed wheat kasha would be chocking and nearly non-chewable, in my opinion. The actual wheat kasha (farina) is fine-ground and watered down to the point when it becomes edible but loses almost all of the "cereal" taste. Bread requires more work but tastes much better.
Mar
16
revised Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
added 108 characters in body
Mar
16
comment Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
@DVK Yakuts have had some native alcohol, but not Aleuts. I've updated the answer, thanks.
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer