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comment Is this true that the Russian economy was efficient during war II?
@user4419802 Check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov%E2%80%93Ribbentrop_Pact and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and see for yourself who was Germany's closest ally at the time....
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answered Why the name "combinatorial"?
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comment Did anything come from Sparta, besides fitness and war?
Tyrtaeus the Spartan poet comes to mind but, alas, his poetry is about "exhorting Spartans to support the state authorities and to fight bravely against the Messenians". So I guess I'll keep looking for another answer :)
Aug
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comment Korean DMZ Soldiers
Well, the guy in the sun must be envying the guy in the shade opposite him.
Aug
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comment Is this true that the Russian economy was efficient during war II?
Not to put too find a point on it, but if one stretches the Soviet involvement to WWII to the Winter War or the Invasion of Poland, then it's worth pointing out that the Soviets began the war fighting on the Nazi side and only switched later...
Aug
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comment Formula for covariance of stereo triangulation
@AnderBiguri Well, I am afraid that's just what happens...
Aug
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comment Formula for covariance of stereo triangulation
@Nope, but the covariance is a principal submatrix of $N$'s inverse. So if $N$ is not symmetric, the covariance can't be either.
Aug
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awarded Editor
Aug
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revised Formula for covariance of stereo triangulation
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Aug
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comment Formula for covariance of stereo triangulation
@AnderBiguri Very possible! But please have a glance at my edit.
Aug
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asked Formula for covariance of stereo triangulation
Aug
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answered How do I reconstruct 3D points from rectified images at different horizontal and vertical positions?
Aug
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revised Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
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awarded Supporter
Aug
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comment Was Germany's post 1939 expansionism necessitated by essentials needs?
@Semaphore Indeed, there is also an informative thread here about it: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1851/…
Aug
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comment Was Germany's post 1939 expansionism necessitated by essentials needs?
Broadly speaking, nothing is ever inevitable. At least not among civilised peoples.
Aug
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comment What were contemporary Japanese views on the Taiping Rebellion and Heavenly Kingdom?
You've beaten me to it! I was going to write an answer, based on this book: books.google.co.il/… (esp. p 91). Did you use it?
Aug
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comment Did the Romans ever deploy troops to, or try to conquer, Ireland?
This is very interesting but I am a bit puzzled by the notion of Gaelic "forts". As far as I know, they did not have the kind of strong centralized authority which is usually needed to ensure that so many forts are built, maintened and manned. What is the source of the graphic? +1 anyway for the new angle!
Aug
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comment How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
@Oldcat Well, that was exactly the point of my answer, I think..
Aug
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comment What happened to the stuff stolen from the Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans?
P.S. You might want to reword the title. It was not "stolen" but something like "plundered".
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