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Hello World!

My name is franklin, I enjoy long walks on the beach, pina coladas, and couples' dances.

But in seriousness. I'm a law school student with too many interests and not enough time. I've studied history, mathematics, music and computer science with varying degrees of depth and success. In my free time I cycle and strength train.

You can find me:

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Jul
28
comment What is the nature of questions that can be answered by historical sources and methods?
what is third fonts? meaning criteria? i don't think i understand the question.
Jul
27
comment What are legitimate methods and sources?
I think you should read The Craft of Research by Booth et. al. They really detail what historical sources are considered legitimate and what sources are citable etc.
Jul
24
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
@Voitcus that's not true. the japs of WWII killed many Han chinese for the simple fact that they were Chinese. elimination through mass executions, forced labor or in the case of women being raped and beat to death were not uncommon. see especially en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre do not assume that the systemic elimination of persons based on race was exclusive to the nazis
Jul
24
comment What devices used computer-like programs in industrial era?
for reference on the Jacquard loom: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacquard_loom
Jul
24
comment What is an open city?
also i hope +1 wasn't a question upvote. questions should be upvoted for content not for membership.
Jul
24
comment What is an open city?
vote to close. a quick search on any major search engine shows that en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_city is at least on the first page. this shows little research effort and is more of a "define this term for me" question.
Jul
15
comment How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
the Huang Di you are referring to is actually the Yellow Emperor of the early Han era. Huangdi itself is a word is simply the title of Emperor of China. Just as disambiguation.
Jul
13
comment How effective were longbow archers against plate-armored infantry?
@SchwitJanwityanujit that was a test and you passed! haha. Kidding. I was aware of the flawed methodology but I just wanted to share because I think it's useful to see different, even conflicting, sources to give an idea of what type of data other people have collected.
Jul
11
comment How true is the statement “Soviet troops got into Berlin riding American trucks, walking in American boots and using American trains”?
interesting...I wonder if footwraps still convey any practical advantage over socks...
Jun
27
comment How did IKEA design evolve?
To my knowledge there are a variety of books related to IKEA for example, the following: Ikea the Book; The IKEA Edge; and Leading By Design. But many of these are business related. IKEA the Book is probably your most promising source. Although the question you pose is ripe for independent research. It seems like enough material for a decent sized book.
Jun
27
comment Why did Soviet soldiers who plundered occupied territories during WW2 prefer watches to other valuables?
i believe this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… is the modified picture you were looking for.
Mar
7
comment Who invented and marketed the first “clip on” headphones?
i was watching the Americans a television show on FX and it shows one of the characters wearing a clip on stile earpiece. possibly the first market for these headphones was the US government in approximately cold war era. maybe earlier than early 21st century
Mar
6
comment Who discovered first that the Moon does not have its own light?
do you have any idea what time period you're looking at? maybe renaissance era or earlier?
Mar
6
comment What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
maybe an edit on time period would better help people answer your question.
Mar
6
comment What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
i assume that you're asking this from a World War II perspective. if not @Ryathal's answer may be better. some of the advantages offered by mobilized infantry are no longer noticeable as technology has improved and rendered certain features obsolete.
Mar
5
comment What does 'trade in' mean in this article on the Westway project?
managed to take a screen shot. you can find it here (web.njit.edu/~fmc5/files/westwayDocs/WestwayArticle.png) with the appropriate citation here (web.njit.edu/~fmc5/files/westwayDocs/…)
Mar
5
comment Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
i'm trying to understand what you're asking. is this a resource request? are you asking for more documents about human rights in history in general? if so i think that question is too broad. however. if you're looking for documents concerning human rights in its relation to the Cyrus Cylinder that may be more do-able. if you're looking for documents related to the use of the Cyrus Cylinder and its influence over human rights during the 60s when it was prominent in Iran that's even better. It would be helpful if you could clarify your question.
Mar
5
comment What does 'trade in' mean in this article on the Westway project?
yes written in 1982 as per the citation. your explanation appears correct. but what does a "backlog of $5.7 billion...appropriating only $800 million a year" imply? as per part two of the question, i'm not sure if the paper is trying to say that the federal government has $5.7 billion worth in states waiting for highway funds and is only prepared to give out $800 million a year or if they're stemming the flow of cash for regulative purposes? What do you think the tone of quote implies? i can get more surrounding text if necessary.
Mar
23
comment How did the bureaucratic culture of Great Britain affect its response to the protests over the Stamp Act of 1765?
@ihtkwot: you're right. in a sense. yes the basic idea is that bureaucratic government was too slow to respond to the type of populist grassroots movements in the colonies. i also second Russel, correspondance between the colonies took approximately 10 weeks one way. so 4 months coorespondance time is not unreasonable. but what I'm trying to argue is that there was a clash of the cultures between Britain and the U.S. that also has to do with the legal structure in which it would be appropriate to mention deference to parliamentary supremacy.
Mar
23
comment What weapons did Yue Fei used against the Jin Cavalry
this might be of use... history.stackexchange.com/questions/857/…