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I play lots of games, develop a few. Check out my publisher's page at lumenaris.com.

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Sep
19
comment Did any relevant Mexican authority ever acknowledge the secession of Texas before the start of the Mexican-American War?
In the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico acknowledged that their border ended at the Rio Grande. Whether this counts or not depends on what you're looking for, which you need to make clearer.
Sep
14
comment Did early American settlers have to buy their land from the government?
What changed in 1760?
Sep
12
comment Anthropophagy perpetrated by crusaders?
What is the source of this quote?
Sep
11
comment Why did Americans give up meat resembling animals?
The issue isn't whether the animal is whole, but rather how easy it is to use. An unplucked chicken is a lot of work to cook, but one that's plucked and gutted is easy to toss in the oven. A whole pig (or even a whole ham) is more meat than I've ever needed at once, but a smaller cut of pork I can handle. A whole trout needs to be gutted and scaled, but a fish filet is easy to cook. Etc.
Sep
11
comment How accurately could ancient astronomers find latitude and longitude?
Nice answer! Though Columbus' estimate was generally believed to be wrong, according to many sources, while Eratosthenes' estimate was probably much better.
Aug
23
comment What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Your statement "Georgians have certain talents as to covertly controlling people..." is far too wide-reaching.
Aug
22
comment How did it happen that countries and cities got different names in different languages?
@Drux, what do you mean by "Wittgenstein I vs II"? I've been searching and searching and I can't figure out the reference.
Aug
12
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
"predates the Vikings by several hundred years" was the phrase in the article that seemed strange. Sounds like a claim of pre-Viking contact to me.
Jul
23
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
The first link is about Kennewick Man, a find from 8000 years and 4000 miles away. The second is about Welsh-speaking Mandans, a theory that I see no evidence for.
Jul
22
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
@fdb, why? I'm asking about a report of an archaeological find that wouldn't change the current understanding very much.
Jul
22
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
What does this have to do with yarn on Baffin Island?
Jul
2
comment Why didn't Turkish become an official language in former Ottoman colonies in the Middle-East and North Africa?
Are you asking why French is used, or why Turkish isn't used?
Jul
2
comment Hand signal for supressing enemy position in world war 2
It sounds like it meant that the officer "wanted to signal his troops to suppress an enemy position".
Jun
30
comment Why did East India Company accept Government of India Act 1858?
This is a great question. A good answer to it would help illuminate the difference between a country and a company that sometimes acts like one.
Jun
25
comment A world in the moon?
Do you have any sources for the ancient view of the moon?
Jun
25
comment A world in the moon?
@TylerDurden, I'm trying to find out about what people believed before they learned what we know now. I think historical beliefs are on topic here, but we'll see what the community thinks.
Jun
22
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
Interesting, but this isn't really an answer to the question.
Jun
10
comment How democratic was Imperial Germany?
@FelixGoldberg, so what do you call the entire government? (reichstag, ministers, emperor, etc.)
Jun
10
comment How democratic was Imperial Germany?
@BrankoSego, how was the Reichstag not part of the government? It seems to me that a parliament is about as solidly part of the government as you can get.
Jun
3
comment Israel/Palestine: Who really attacked first in 1948?
@pugsville, post that as an answer along with some sources and I'll upvote it.