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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Correct. The design was based off the Russian nuclear powered icebreakers. I rep you.

    Your turn.
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    I haven't a clue, but since this has been sitting awhile, I am going to say it is Prince Albert meeting with the board of directors for the Great Exhibition, for no other reason than the guy standing...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    I repped Brewster for you (well I tried, and seemed to work.)
  4. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    The British found copper sheathing more effective than lead. The British actually tried lead sheathing in the 17th century, but went back to using sacrificial wooden sheaths, since they found the...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Here, this should be an easy one.


    https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/nuke_barge_0.jpg?itok=yS1X4CO7
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Its not a YO-27. Could it be a Bristol Bagshot?


    Here is a picture of a Bristol Bagshot. Looks similar to me, but don;t know where the Moo Moo clue comes in.
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  7. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Debatable. Already by the 16th century, China was technologically behind in many areas, and even by the 14th century the West had surpassed China in several areas of technology.

    1. In Ships...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Nothing magical. Life could not spontaneously arise under the conditions that exist on earth today, but it certainly can and is maintain - despite Climate Change claims to the contrary, life still...
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    Youns5ill haven't provided any data to support your claims that the average Hellenistic person had better stature or diet than the average Roman. You made a claim, now please support it with some...
  10. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Ok, I see you point, the link was wrong in a number of points. It got both the value of sesterrii to aureus and the amount of silver a centurion earned off byy a factor of 10.


    But as I ...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    By itself, water could not raise the temperarue above freezing. But once the temperarure was above freezing, water ballet alone could maintain the temperarues above freezing.

    The CO2 levels were...
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    That link you cited was not what I was using for the ratio of silver to gold.

    It may be wrong for what the pay of a Centurion is, but that is not where i got the ratio for silver to gold I was...
  13. Re: A thread about that gay guy who hated Jews

    The Romans were not always very good a distinguishing ethnic groups. Those living beyond (east) of the Rhine were often called Germans, whether in fact they were a Germanic speaking people or not,...
  14. Re: A thread about that gay guy who hated Jews

    To be fair to Hadrian, the Jews proved to be even more troublesome than most of the subjects of the Romans. The rebellion of the Jews in the Kitos War wasn't confined to one particular location,...
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    I was referring to sample size. Even 89 is not a particularly large sample size, compared to the number of bodies found in places like Herculaneum and Pompeii, and I recall only seeing a sample size...
  16. Re: Inbreeding, allee effects and simple stochasticity maybe led to the Extinction of the Neanderthals.

    If Neanderthals were split into small isolated populations as the paper proposes, the arrival of modernhumans would have encouraged I get feeding of the Neanderthals with rhe nearby modern humans...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Could it be a YO-27? Originally, the YO-27 was an observation plane, not a bomber, but I hadnt heard about it originally intending to be a fighter.
  18. Re: Did you ever visit any place where a particular battle took place?

    Ai have only visited American Revolutionary and Civil War battle sites, Gettysburg, Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord, etc. Gettysburg was pretty much still countryside, but the Battle of Bunker...
  19. Sticky: Re: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    Perhaps those people "who delude themselves into thinking they have no religion" define religion differently than how you define 8r, and by their own definition they have no religion. Then it would...
  20. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    I forgot she is also responsible for the TV shows and every thing else, which pretty much invalidates all what I said about her. I guess I was wrong about her, thanks for pointing it out.

    I...
  21. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    And you keep attacking the character of a person instead of discussing their arguments. The movies are most definitely part of the Star Wars thread, even 8f 4hey are not the biggest part.

    I was...
  22. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    She has made 4 movies, and one was a clear failure. Given the Star Wars brand, where success was virtually guaranteed, a 75% success rate is not quite as good as it seems. And Disney Star Wars...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Without any atmosphere at all Earth's average temperature would be just around 0 F. To get the results of the graph, his models assume that water vapor contributes very little greenhouse warming,...
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    You still haven't provided any support based on biological archeological data to support what you say. I would be interested to see the actual evidence. In general, from what I see, I body sample...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    I am not particularly interested in The Rise of Skywalker either, but I will probably go and see if 2 or 3 weeks after the movie is released. If the movie isn't still playing in theaters by then,...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    Instead of cliches, Star Wars was built on time tested themes. George Lucas was heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", which is about the archetypal hero found in...
  27. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Initial iron working in China also came.from the "barbarians" to the north of China as well, although cast iron was a Chinese invention, per Donald Wagner.

    http://donwagner.dk/EARFE/EARFE.html
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    There are problems with using the results of skeletons of modern populations and applying them to Roman populations. Here is a paper discussing that problem.



    The Roman Empire was more...
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    The annual wages that Scheidel gave for his Period 1 (up to 160 AD), don't match either of the wage firgues you gave for Egyptian wages covering the same time period:

    1. 3.8 ob/7 x 250 days gives...
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    I would like to see the evidence that supports your claims. I grant you that the average slave was likely was likely worse off than the worker, and so if you take all the Roman slaves into account,...
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    This isn't really a thread about a the great inventions rhe Chinese did, we all know they had created a lot. The point is that other people also chad 5heienshare of clever inventions too.

    It is...
  32. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    It is not surprising you are just like Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson, who instead of answer the criticism of work just engage in ad hominem attacks on the persons, nor their arguments.

    It is...
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    Given that Leeuwen under reported the income of a Roman unskilled worker in 100 AD by a factor of 4, it is possible thst even unskilled Roman workers had incomes well beyond mere subsistence levels...
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    Because for the most part our data is incomplete, you end up having to make estimates for a lot of items on the basket of goods, which can introduce errors. Seldom to we have a complete price list...
  35. Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking, assets seized

    They are guilty no matter what of lying on official records and at best should be fired. From the sound of it, what they did may be a common occurence which needs to be addressed.

    One way to...
  36. Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking, assets seized

    If Epstein had claimed these influential knew about his activity, they would claim they didn't and say the reason Epstein is making these claims is because they wouldn't help.Epatein and all.the...
  37. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    The Greeks early on traded wine and olive oil for other goods (including grain), which implies more than just substance farming.

    Second, 4th century BC Athens is equivalent to the Warring States...
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    For comparison, it is interesting to note that in the 1st century, a days pay was around a denarius, which was somewhere around 3.2 grams of silver in content. (The New Testaments gospels, which are...
  39. Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    I kind of agree with you. I started off as a fan, but then lost interest in it half way through the series. It had too many characters, and instead of killing off characters to make room.for new...
  40. Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking, assets seized

    Sometimes, a sweet deal is given because the prosecutor has doubts about getting a conviction against a top notch lawyer, that Epstein certainly had, and stressing young victims might have been...
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