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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.


Jul
15
comment In the context of Ancient Egypt, what could “Priest of On” mean?
This appears to relate more to Biblical Hermeneutics and probably should be migrated there.
Apr
13
comment Language of Franks vs later French
The Normans themselves were Vikings that rapidly became French speaking/cultured.
Apr
13
comment Who was the French king during Pope Alexander VI (Borgia)
No, he was not. He died halfway through Alexander's reign. Louis XII reigned until 1515 so that would cover it for all of Alexander's reign.
Apr
13
comment Who was the French king during Pope Alexander VI (Borgia)
Trying to not cite Wikipedia. The Show's site is of limited value in matters like these though on of the trailers lists King Charles.
Feb
28
comment Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
I added a synopsis.
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.
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.
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
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
19
comment What are the scholarly opinions on the idea of the “European Civil War”?
No, I was curious if there was in fact any scholarly backing for the idea in question. It would appear there isn't.
Oct
18
comment Why was the Irish War of Independence in 1918 successful when other revolts failed?
The Irish were particularly abused, full stop.
Oct
16
comment What was the life expectancy of an ancient roman child and adult?
I suspect this may be below average as this data appears to be at least partially collected from Egypt at the time.
Oct
15
comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
Would Mexico count?
Oct
12
comment What was “Greek fire”?
@Sardathrion There is one of a sort: skeptics.stackexchange.com