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ERAU and CMU graduate in Software Engineering, now working for a defense contractor in signals intelligence.

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Dec
20
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
When you say ancient are you looking for a particular timeframe? At first metal would have been sourced from surface minerals like bog iron, and techniques progressed from there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metals_of_antiquity
Nov
18
revised Why is the United States the only developed country whose labour laws leave most up to the employer?
calrifying reserved powers vs federalism
Nov
18
comment Why is the United States the only developed country whose labour laws leave most up to the employer?
@SamuelRussell I'm not familiar with the Australian constitution but my point was that in the US the concept of reserved powers puts most labor law under state jurisdiction, not that federalism automatically does this. All federations are not created equal.
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
answered Why is the United States the only developed country whose labour laws leave most up to the employer?
Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Aug
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
15
comment How did ancient mystery religions impact Christianity?
@JustinY sorry I can't give more specific examples than the one mentioned. I think Caleb is on the right track with the Gnostic beliefs.
Jul
12
answered How did ancient mystery religions impact Christianity?
Jul
12
comment How did ancient mystery religions impact Christianity?
I don't think this answers OP's question. How? Yes.
Jul
8
awarded  Scholar
Jul
8
accepted What was the first known war in history?
Jun
28
comment What English company founded in the 1200s filed for bankruptcy in the 2000s?
Via the above link I found this list of oldest companies. Nothing stands out as what you're looking for but maybe you will see something familiar.
May
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
2
comment Did any of the US States ever attempt to secede, aside from American Civil War times?
Up until Texas v White in 1869 secession was not explicitly unconstitutional, and that ruling forbids unilateral secession. Presumably a state could still legally secede with the consent of the union, and to that end a lot of modern movements present themselves as petitions to the federal government to consider secession.
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
May
29
asked What was the first known war in history?
May
29
comment What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
Related: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1000/…