Monthly Archives: May 2007

Literature and industry

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Does literature effect industry or does industry effect literature? Have you ever read a book and had that philosophical quandary, have authors such as Ray Bradbury, Jules Verne, Ayn Rand and others inspire industries progression; … Continue reading

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What was Alexander’s last name?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Alexander The Great…what was his family name? Back in those days, there were no family names. People were known by the lands they owned (or, failing that, by their birthplace or place of residence, which … Continue reading

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Canada in world affairs

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Why did Canada not play a more active role in world affairs during this time? First off, what is “this time” you are talking about? Second, Canada, in spite of its enormous territory, is a … Continue reading

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Margins in Web development

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What should the profit margin % be on a medium sized web dev and consulting firm be? Trying to figure out if we are underpriced. Our margins are really tight. We have 15 employees. Trying … Continue reading

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The origin of salsa?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: When did salsa originated, during the 1930s or the 1970s? It depends on how you define salsa. Some say that salsa is music that celebrates spice in all things from food to life in general, … Continue reading

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Assessing the performance of mutual funds

A question from Yahoo! Answers: How do you assess the performance of different mutual funds? When usually each one is better than the others over different periods? And what is the best period to consider? To really assess performance of … Continue reading

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How did fascism rise in Europe?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: How did fascism rise in Europe? Read up on Benito Mussolini; he was the first fascist leader to become the leader of a country, more than a decade ahead of Hitler. Basically, many elitist countries … Continue reading

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The French Revolution vs. the American Revolution

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Why did the French Revoloution turn against itself when the American Revolution didnt? Could it be argued that the American Revolution did turn against its democratic roots? How did the Amercian Revolution influence revolutions in … Continue reading

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Is Machiavelli a teacher of evil? Why, or why not?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Is Machiavelli a teacher of evil? Why, or why not? I am struggling with this essay question. I read the Prince but I was just wondering if someone could help me out. Evil is a … Continue reading

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