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I am primarily a Firefox add-on developer these days. My main areas of expertise is everything Mozilla-related (XUL, JavaScript, XULRunner etc.), web technologies (HTML5, CSS etc.), web application security, Perl, Python. Some C++, Java and PHP is also doable but I am by no means an expert here.


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comment Plans for More Nuclear Warfare in Japan during WW2
@harper89: See answer by Legion600, he explains where this figure comes from. But the document he found also makes clear that these weren't real plans.
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comment Plans for More Nuclear Warfare in Japan during WW2
Nice find! Just a note: General John E. Hull was involved in planning Operation Downfall, the document seems to refer to that. Still, the content and the date make it clear that there was no plan to support Operation Downfall with nuclear weapons - this is pure improvisation, not something that has been planned in a advance.
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comment How much tax did Romans pay?
Feel free to read the articles that Google gives you - they have tons of details. Oh, and not everybody agrees with the bogus economy theory that is so popular in the US (and caused a world-wide economical crisis that is still ongoing). Feel free to ask on economics.stackexchange.com.
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comment How much tax did Romans pay?
Taxation has to be seen in relation to spending. With Rome heavily relying on slave labor and spending minimal amounts on infrastructure and public service (compared to modern states) low taxes were to be expected. Btw, -1 because googling "roman taxes" immediately provides extensive answers to your question.
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comment What was the actual value of tea destroyed during the Boston Tea Party?
@MichaelF: Yes, pictures like this one show much larger chests which look more like they could hold 120 kg of tea. Then again - these are drawings that were made after the fact, probably by people who weren't even there. Which is why I tried to find the "real thing". Btw, I think I read somewhere that the "party" took 3 hours - not unreasonable for the heavy chests.
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comment What was the actual value of tea destroyed during the Boston Tea Party?
@DVK: With Amazon US apparently selling Darjeeling tea for roughly $20 per pound - pretty much the same :). But retail prices are way lower of course.