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Programmers Moderator. Frequently found on the Whiteboard and the Bridge. Concerns or questions? Ask on meta.

Recent Graduate of Georgia State University in Computer Science and Religious Studies. Currently job-hunting whilst working in a bookstore.

Areas of Interest: Programming Language Design, Compilers, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision/Graphics, Cellular Automata, Human-Centered Computing, Computing Ethics, Databases, Audio Programming/Processing, Parallel Computing, Embedded Systems.

I co-run the Programmers.SE blog.

I was the Program Chair for the GSU Student Chapter of ACM. I was also the Vice Chair of the GSU Student Chapter of the IEEE. Contact me if you're interested in speaking or helping out with either of them.


Feb
24
answered Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
Feb
23
awarded  Commentator
Feb
23
comment What is the significance of “Flappers” in American history?
I'd recommend watching PBS's "Ken Burn's Prohibition" documentary. It addressed the issue of Flappers and the related movements.
Feb
19
answered In which direction does the thumb point in the “pollice verso?”
Feb
19
awarded  Investor
Feb
15
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
5
answered When did the Hebrews stop speaking Hebrew and start speaking Aramaic?
Dec
30
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
19
comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
If you expand that to Gold and Silver then the Inca and the various Mezo-Americans had enormous metalworking skills.
Dec
13
accepted What are the scholarly opinions on the idea of the “European Civil War”?
Nov
3
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
1
awarded  Beta
Oct
27
accepted When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Oct
25
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
I've heard the term floated here and there so someone is using it to describe the U.S. I agree that there are social classes in the U.S., often very distinctly divided. However, I'm interested in how the idea that the U.S. somehow doesn't have classes came about.
Oct
25
asked When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Oct
24
awarded  Quorum
Oct
24
answered What was Finland's position in World War Two?
Oct
24
asked Who were the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Western Europe?
Oct
24
comment What Were the Types of Sieges?
Sieges largely did tend to be sedentary affairs unless necessity forced an assault. The word siege comes from the French word meaning "To Sit".
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer