May
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comment What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
Erm, I looked up Lunde's book on amazon and while it has received many favourable reviews, I also found out that the author admits to not reading Russian - or Finnish! That rather diminishes the book's value as a source, especially one that offers a radically new interpretation. Just my 2 cents.
May
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comment What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
+1 but you might want to consider removing the second quote, as it adds nothing new. It;s enough, imho, to say that Lunde's book contains similar assertions.
May
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comment What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
@jamesqf That's because it was rolled back again...
May
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comment Intrinsic definition of arc length
Does your formula give the same value as the usual definition of arc length? How is the + to be interpreted? As a Minkowski sum? Thanks.
May
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May
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comment Was the money requested by the French for the XYZ affair really a bribe?
I've done some really basic editing. Hopefully, the OP or others can do more.
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revised Was the money requested by the French for the XYZ affair really a bribe?
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May
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comment Intrinsic definition of arc length
@DavidRoberts I've considered this option, but I think there's a catch: to talk about line segments created by a set of points $S$ sampled from the curve, we would need to rely on a (sensible) ordering of the points in $S$ - which seems to throw us back to the need for a parametrization of sorts. Do you agree or am I missing something here?
May
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comment Intrinsic definition of arc length
@LoïcTeyssier Indeed.
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May
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comment Why were the Germans and Russians so fixated on an unlikely "separate peace" in 1945?
@ThorstenS. I don't think SJuan believes this crazy stuff himself, he was just explaining how Stalin might have thought.
May
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comment Why were the Germans and Russians so fixated on an unlikely "separate peace" in 1945?
@SJuan76 You've done a great job showing how the mind of a paranoid creep like Stalin worked :) Pity that many ostensibly sane people in Russia today have swallowed this shit hook and sinker....
May
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comment Why were the Germans and Russians so fixated on an unlikely "separate peace" in 1945?
@SJuan76 Don't forget the lend-lease, though.
May
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comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
There was no central Guelph authority. It's a bit like saying that the Liberal parties in the UK, Canada and Australia form a "common rule" - they don't.
May
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comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
Just to make sure - did Eridania have offices in other major cities?
May
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comment Did early nineteenth century commoners know their royalty?
Plus, monarchs usually appeared on coins.
May
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accepted Ethnic Germans in Russian service in Poland
Apr
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comment Extract cow number from image
@berak You can't, but the systems approach is to identify the bottleneck and try to solve it - in this case it might well be feasible to institute a better imaging protocol in the future. P.S. Maybe I'll add the other solution later anyway, when I have more time.
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comment Extract cow number from image
@berak Of course I did. Here's what the OP wrote: "I tried to extract the white rectangular board using thresholds and contours". See - he seems to be able to use standard tools to get the digits once he has their ROI, but he is unable to automatically detect the ROI (rightly so, it's a much more difficult problem). So I proposed to him a solution to this part (the crucial one) of his problem. Are you satisfied now that I have read the question and that I know what I am talking about? If yes, you might want to reverse your downvote... :)
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