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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.


Sep
12
comment Did anyone ever win a kingdom through single combat without a backing army or blood tie to the throne?
"Why would the sovereign accept single combat..." And what about the situation when there is no ONE recognized sovereign?
Sep
12
answered Did anyone ever win a kingdom through single combat without a backing army or blood tie to the throne?
Sep
12
comment When did the parole of prisoners of war become unacceptable?
USA after American Revolution can not be taken as a valid example, because then they had no aristocracy. And the questioned parol system in Europe was not for plebs. As for napoleonic wars, you are mistaken, the parol system was widely known and used. Look The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard of Conan Doyle, for example.
Sep
12
answered When did the parole of prisoners of war become unacceptable?
Sep
12
answered Was the German Empire responsible for the advancement of german technology?
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
revised Short or long Roman numerals?
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Jun
20
comment Short or long Roman numerals?
Oh! I was right - these VIII and even IIII forms ARE more ancient! The answer edited again.
Jun
20
revised Medieval Saharan Caravan Navigation
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Jun
18
answered Medieval Saharan Caravan Navigation
Apr
16
comment Most fought over piece of land?
@PeterFlom. please, say exactly, what are you searching for - participation in war? Battles on that territory? The summary time of that? The longest piece? The number of battles?
Apr
16
comment Most fought over piece of land?
But were there so long wars as many hundred years war between England and France, as in the case of Calais? The time was the subject of the question, not times
Apr
16
comment Most fought over piece of land?
Any history is partly mythology. And deeper into the past, the larger this part becomes
Apr
16
revised Most fought over piece of land?
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Apr
16
comment Most fought over piece of land?
Troja of course, sorry
Apr
16
revised Most fought over piece of land?
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Apr
16
comment What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
Plutarchos in his [biography of Demosphenes] (http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/…*.html) does not have this info.
Apr
16
answered Most fought over piece of land?
Apr
8
comment Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
No. Bad logic. The cavalry moves faster than infantry. Rifles allow kill faster, but it is the proportion of KIA that matters
Apr
8
comment Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Without any doubt, the question belongs to the "Cultures and historical practices" of the FAQ. So, its closing was totally unfair.