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Senior developer, algorithms master, PM, analyst, applied mathematician.

The Three Little Daughters Raiser

Hobbies:
logics, history, psychology, sociology, pedagogics, photo, cycling, hiking.

In past:
space-/astro- geodesist, cartographer, astronomer, teacher, radiometrist on the liquidation of the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986.


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comment How did New York become the financial hub of America?
Absolutely agree. That is what I am talking about. And the most impact that a culture can realize on the other culture is to have its representatives in that other culture. Hollanders knew how to do banking and exchange, and already were not so good in real commodities. It was their niche.
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comment Short or long Roman numerals?
It is only example that this form is existant. I remember it from the tables of evolution of Roman numbers. Not from clocks :-)
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comment Short or long Roman numerals?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals - look clocks there.
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comment Short or long Roman numerals?
It is the older form. Previously Romans used it and only it. Later changed to the other one. I don't remember when. But I have met this longer form sometimes in real life. I don't remember exactly, Maybe on cemetry. But now I think, there it could be an error...
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answered Short or long Roman numerals?
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answered Sources on common people history
Feb
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comment What is the earliest passage that describes Hippocrates' observation that blood stratifies into four layers?
Hmm. I do not say that they did not use observations. They were not simultaneously deaf and blind. I only say, that the observations were for them something low, not serious, as opposed to the pure thought. That took that from the contemporary understanding of axiom system of geometry. There it (seemingly) worked. And Geometry system of knowledge was the ideal then. And continued to be for 2 thousand years. Aristotle is the best example. He could acknowledge some gain from senses, but it was only words - remember the fly!
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comment What is the earliest passage that describes Hippocrates' observation that blood stratifies into four layers?
Oh, hat off to Galen. And my great thanks and +1 to you. I didn't know he spoke about observations before Bacon. But Hippocrate lived about 5 centuries earlier. And I am not sure there were others "admittedly observers" except Galen in these times. Galen could invent that observations of Hippocrate to protect his own thoughts.
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comment What is the earliest passage that describes Hippocrates' observation that blood stratifies into four layers?
look the edited answer
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comment How did New York become the financial hub of America?
London was not the financial cener of Europe till the middle of 18 century. For about 50 years it competed with Amsterdam. Only after the Napoleon wars did London win the leadership. Isn´t it out of topic?
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comment How did New York become the financial hub of America?
As I remember from the Brodel's History of the Economy, yes.
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comment What is a difference between the revolution in Egypt that sprung recently and the Russian Revolution of 1917
The question is uncorrect - what Russion revolution? March or October? (by new style, February or November)
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answered What is a difference between the revolution in Egypt that sprung recently and the Russian Revolution of 1917
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answered What is the earliest passage that describes Hippocrates' observation that blood stratifies into four layers?