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Data warehousing/ETL developer, specialising in Teradata but now mostly working with DataStage. Had a brief foray as a Ruby on Rails developer. Also making iPhone games in my spare time (Objective-C is a terrible language).


Mar
30
reviewed Close What is the most historically prevalent reason of states dissolving, other than military activity?
Mar
30
reviewed Leave Open How did the modern hyper-appreciation of antiquities develop?
Mar
30
reviewed Leave Open Was presidium of Soviet Supreme Council borrowed from the presidium of the Reichstag?
Mar
28
comment How did the modern hyper-appreciation of antiquities develop?
Did they value them for their age or only for artistic reasons?
Mar
23
reviewed Leave Closed Why were the people from the Southeast in the US so different from the rest of the US?
Mar
17
reviewed No Action Needed Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
17
reviewed Close Mouse as an Ancient Remedy - Official Critique
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open Are steam engines still in regular use anywhere in the world?
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
13
reviewed Leave Open How was Alexander the Great able to rule so much territory?
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Open Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
Mar
10
reviewed No Action Needed Nazism and Jewish persecution awareness during the WW2 years
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Closed How did the human capacity to manipulate the physical and social world change in Europe between 1400 to 1700?
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Closed General Sherman's March to the Sea
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Open Roughly, what percentage of arrows can be reused after a battle?
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Open Who was the last US president who did not start a war?
Mar
10
reviewed Close Good online sources for historical maps
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Open Did any other countries try to breed a race out like what happened in Australia?
Mar
9
revised What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
added 9 characters in body
Mar
9
comment What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
England reached the height of its power in France under the regency of Bedford. Burgundy completely changed sides by 1435, the year when Bedford died and when Henry VI was just 14. England may have had a few reverses but remained in a very strong position when Burgundy started moving. Gloucester was certainly a troublemaker back home, but his meddling was inconsequential to the war effort. If England were visibly in terminal decline, Burgundy would never have been able to extract the concessions from France that it did in the Treaty of Arras.