Noldorin

London, United Kingdom

noldorin.com

Age: 24

entrepreneur; graduate in mathematics / theoretical computer science / theoretical physics; polymath-in-training

based in London, United Kingdom

Aug
23
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
Yes, I'm sure it was, @Matthaeus. But I'm also quite confident the sort of common view of Germans on Jews, Slavs, and other "untermenschen" wasn't so prevalent in Italy at the time. Indeed, their are reliable quotes of Mussolini finding the Nazi/Hitler's racial policy very distasteful. I get the feeling fascist Italy collaborated with the Nazis and sponsored their racial policy insofar as they were allies, but didn't really have the same conviction of belief (let alone zeal) behind it.
Aug
22
awarded Good Answer
Aug
22
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@Matthaeus: Only in part. Spain didn't really subscribe to the racial policies of the Nazis though (nor did Italy really, although they were an "ally" for some time). And Spain didn't send any troops or military assistance as far as I know. Probably because they weren't very powerful, in fairness, but still. Switzerland is a complex case... they often have a guise of neutrality, but what they do underhandedly can be seen as very partisan in many cases.
Aug
20
comment Is Angular Momentum truly fundamental?
Sure, but then you could just say the spin is carried over from the intrinsic spin of the fundamental particles...
Aug
20
comment Is Angular Momentum truly fundamental?
@IncnisMrsi: I know composite particles also have spin, but the point is, one could envisage that arising from angular momentum by motion, and not "intrinsically".
Aug
12
awarded Yearling
Aug
12
awarded Yearling
Aug
10
awarded Guru
Aug
7
comment A finite abelian group whose order is divisible by 10 contains an element of order 10
Okay, thanks. Unfortunately I have a few similar question to the asker but do not have the FTAG yet however.
Aug
5
comment A finite abelian group whose order is divisible by 10 contains an element of order 10
How on earth does this help? Surely not all abelian groups are isomorphic to $Z_n$? Or perhaps I just haven't covered this yet in my book...
Jul
29
awarded Enlightened
Jul
29
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
29
awarded Good Answer
Jul
26
comment Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
Cultural heritage? Again, extremely hard to discern, but they certainly left legacies of epic literature, book-keeping & accountancy, and many other things that influenced later civilisations, in particular via the Assyrians again. You'd have to ask an expert on Sumerian culture to get a real answer about this though.
Jul
26
comment Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
As for linguistic descent, there are no living descendent of Sumerian, although a number of loanwords entered Assyrian and other Semitic languages, and have been passed down into modern languages. See e.g. "cane" in England (etymonline.com/index.php?search=cane). I'm sure Syriac (which still exists as a liturgical language) has a number of Sumerian loanwords, though I can't list them off the top of my head.
Jul
26
comment Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
@Mr.Bultitude: In brief summary of a very complex issue: technological heritage was immediately the Assyrians (who later conquered the region), the entire Middle East, the Mediterranean and Indian civilisations, then the whole world in time. Ethnic? Very hard to tell, although there's nothing to suggest the Sumerians were wiped out. They lost their identity over time thanks to the Assyrians & Babylonians, but I'm sure many modern Iraqis, Syrians, Jordanians, and people far wider afield have a little Sumerian ancestry if you go back far enough!
Jul
20
awarded Yearling
Jul
20
awarded Yearling
Jul
17
awarded Yearling
Jul
15
awarded Great Answer
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