Nathan C. Tresch

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I’m a 39 year old autodidact, and very proud to be. I'm looking for work right now, but that's normal given my proclivity for accepting contracts. I write, I eat, and I enjoy life with all of the gusto I can. I love language and languages. I occasionally slip and use serial commas, and when I do I often leave them as a flag flying in the face of my enemy, Language Prescriptivism. I’m a native English speaker and I’ve studied both Latin and several Romance Languages that are derived from it. I’ve studied law, language, history, sociology, logic, debate, math and various sciences, because those subjects all fascinate me to no end.

Care to learn more? Visit my blog! <3


Apr
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awarded  Critic
Feb
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comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@LennartRegebro It's a latin term, in context it means "The longest night of the year." It can also mean any night, when not capitalized.
Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
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comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@LennartRegebro From the link in my answer: The Philocalian calendar of AD 354 gives a festival of "Natalis Invicti" on 25 December ... Maybe reading the entirety of the link I gave might be a good start, and then following up with the references at the bottom.
Feb
7
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@LennartRegebro The "winter solstice", or the longest night of the year.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
answered What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Jan
4
revised Did American Indians disrupt railroads in their regions?
Fixed the text, I used a first person story as a reference and I failed to change it to account for the fact that I am not that author.
Jun
19
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@Anixx Fair enough, I've modified the text of the answer.
Jun
19
revised How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
added 251 characters in body
Jun
13
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@AndrewTurvey, true, that. No country has ever gone to war to enforce this boundary is more accurate, and what I really meant.
May
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
24
comment What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
+1, very well sourced.
May
24
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
+1, this is other way of saying what I was trying to say: The lines are only a convention.
May
24
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@ihtkwot, whatever the consensus of the most recognized cartographers of an era say is the boundary, that's where the boundary between continents is. This isn't a point of contention among countries in general, and so no country has ever formally made a decision that I know of. The practice has always been to just go with whatever the cartographers say. The wiki article says that the line is there because most cartographers in the countries that the wikipedia editors are from say it's there.
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May
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answered Did American Indians disrupt railroads in their regions?