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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Aug
11
reviewed Close Why were so many currently successful football (soccer) teams founded around the year 1900?
Aug
11
comment Why did people die for their religion in the 400s CE (or even now)?
This could be a cultural history / history of ideas question that is very answerable. I'm just not sure about the thesis in the question.
Aug
11
answered What is a strong state in history?
Aug
7
reviewed Reviewed Were the 1940-42 RAF bombing raids over Germany unescorted?
Aug
6
comment How was planning done before computers?
Bureaucracy and the staff system didn't require computing, nor business systems. The information management techniques such as list making, card cataloguing, or filing were developed on top of the hierarchical headquarters systems and French / German staff systems of the 19th century. That time-sensitive events will not be carried out correctly is a military truism ("Friction"), and for an excellent example of the failure of a 19th century staff / logistics system Zola's The Debacle accounts for the failure of the French in the Fraco-Prussian war.
Jul
31
comment How Did The US Justice System Lose Sight of Intent?
Question confuses commenters who view it as relating to criminal intent, instead of "intent" in jurisprudence. Needs to be fixed before answerable.
Jul
30
comment When did the socialist movement start becoming noteworthy in Russian history?
While the first part of the question is very answerable here, the second part isn't. We don't do recommendations. But let's take this as an appeal that people cite their answers :).
Jul
3
comment Examples of defense without walls
A number of those defenders who lost particular battles advanced and eventually achieved their strategic aims by inviting or being prepared for urban assaults. The US example Comintern cites recognises a small but non-zero number of "wins" in the immediate battle by defending forces. But yes, the city tends to be lost and destroyed.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
answered Examples of defense without walls
Jun
21
answered Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
Jun
21
revised Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
edited tags
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
reviewed Close What historical evidence do we have for the Prophet Muhammed?
Jun
12
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
I'm assuming a general scholarly competence with library and information systems, this isn't aimed at non-scholars, but I will think more on your point. The other side of this is that the library science changes in terms of search and indexing systems relatively rapidly.
Jun
12
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
Non-historians don't study history. The question relates to experts in other fields desiring reliable accounts of the past for use in their own fields, for example, the mathematician wishing to illustrate a point in mathematical scholarship with reference to Abelard and Heloise.
Jun
12
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
Point 6 of history.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Jun
11
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
This in response to a recently deleted off-topic question, raising similar issues in an on-topic way.
Jun
11
asked How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
Jun
11
answered How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?