Main Boringbut Practical Discussion

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09:01:45 AM Sep 25th 2012
I'm just wondering... why is there a giant block of "General examples" in the description area when most of those examples clearly belong in the folders below?
11:47:22 AM Oct 31st 2011
Why did we change the pic from the roman legionnaire sword? I liked that one.
04:44:17 AM Nov 14th 2010
Under Age of Empires you might add the example of "fast bronzing" in Ao E 1. Rather than gradually filling requirements for a balanced army, It relied on getting one mid-game unit unlocked quickly and overrunning them with it. In the endgame Cavalry are nothing special but at five minutes in they might as well be War Elephants. Could potentially be one of those "Death or Glory" moves if you do it wrong or they did it better.
06:06:08 PM Nov 14th 2010
You Could Always Edit It Yourself. I'm afraid we need wiki handles to edit pages now, but I assure you it's a painless process.
07:55:49 AM Jun 13th 2010
Removed example: "Math. It's not the most exciting thing in the world, but it's been around for thousands of years, unchanged and unchallenged."

Math is certainly practical, but whether it is also boring is, to say the least, debatable. And "for thousands of years, unchanged and unchallenged" is flat out false. Even if we restrict ourselves to something basic such as counting and arithmetic, how you do that was changed profoundly with the introduction of decimal notation around 1400 AD, even more with decimal fractions around 1600 AD. Within the last 400 years, logarithms managed to revolutionize arithmetic and later be obsoleted (for that purpose) by electronic calculators. Yes, and calculus was invented. Not to mention linear algebra, taking its baby steps in the mid-1800s but today so eminently practical and ubiquitous that it's rarely even recognized as "advanced". (Indeed, basic matrix and vector algebra would be a fair candidate for a Boring, but Practical topic within math, but nominating math itself as "boring" is just ridiculous).
02:57:33 PM Jul 2nd 2012
edited by Lophotrochozoa
I removed vaccination, antibiotics, and screening tests from the medicine entry for the same reason. I consider them Awesome Yet Practical. Edit: Or Simple, yet Awesome.
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