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Old 2008-10-10, 16:43   Link #2101
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Is there any series of detailed history books starting from stone age going up to the end of 20th century?

Not just about Europeans and their voyages, like my school textbooks were (Asia? What Asia?), but completely epic in scope, mentioning everything of significance, all the continents, countries, and notable people.

In short: like history textbooks, but better.
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Old 2008-10-10, 16:49   Link #2102
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Is there any series of detailed history books starting from stone age going up to the end of 20th century?

Not just about Europeans and their voyages, like my school textbooks were (Asia? What Asia?), but completely epic in scope, mentioning everything of significance, all the continents, countries, and notable people.

In short: like history textbooks, but better.
You mean a World/Earth/Human History Book or a Book of Earth's/Human's/World's History ... didn't TimeLife released such a thing?
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Old 2008-10-10, 17:24   Link #2103
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didn't TimeLife released such a thing?
I took a look at the series they released on amazon and they aren't anywhere near as detailed as I'd like.
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Old 2008-10-10, 20:53   Link #2104
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Is there any series of detailed history books starting from stone age going up to the end of 20th century?

Not just about Europeans and their voyages, like my school textbooks were (Asia? What Asia?), but completely epic in scope, mentioning everything of significance, all the continents, countries, and notable people.

In short: like history textbooks, but better.
I think it would be better for you to look at a host of books. "Survey" books won't be able to cover every age in maximum detail.

Since you're lacking Asia, I recommend Rhoads Murphey's A History of Asia.

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I took a look at the series they released on amazon and they aren't anywhere near as detailed as I'd like.
Seriously, reading biographies alone will take up plenty of your time. Robert Payne's Life and Death series is one such series. Personally, I've skimmed through his books on Lenin and Hitler, and I'm not so sure that you can handle it.
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Old 2008-10-11, 03:40   Link #2105
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I think it would be better for you to look at a host of books. "Survey" books won't be able to cover every age in maximum detail.
Yep. If you wanna learn about the history of the world in detail, you're gonna need a lot of books and a lot of time. Understanding requires depth and context, short cuts are dangerous -- as one of my buds wisely put it.
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Old 2008-10-11, 08:20   Link #2106
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I just installed Firefox and now I was wondering how I can change the MSN messenger settings because now every time I get the "you received mail" message it opens it in Explorer, how can I change it so that it opens my email in Firefox and now Explorer
If you use the latest Beta MSN Messenger your default browser will be used for mail and other MSN related stuff . Unlike the previous versions of MSN IE wont be forced on you,

Though I hate MICROSOFT . This build is graphically and functionally far superior to the previous version, its a whole new experience .MSN BETA has to be the best looking IM I have personally seen period. TEASER <CLIK>

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Old 2008-10-12, 06:50   Link #2107
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is there a way on Deviantart to download a complete album backup of your uploaded pics?
What I mean is that youve lets say have over 100 pics in your album and need a simple way to get them all on your harddisc again without having to save each one of them

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ill check out my firefox at home, wednesday I had to go home and on monday I'm going back agains o only then can I try and change that setting
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Old 2008-10-12, 09:47   Link #2108
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say have over 100 pics in your album and need a simple way to get them all on your harddisc again without having to save each one of them
You should take a look at the "Down Them All" addon for Firefox. If you go to a web page, DTA will list all the links on the page and let you select the ones you want to download. Then it will retrieve all the selected objects with one click. You can choose by file types as well, so you can have it select all the images with one command.
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Old 2008-10-12, 10:56   Link #2109
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Silly question:
Does "Yen" have any other meaning in Japanese, both in history or modern society (other than the name of the currency)?
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Old 2008-10-12, 12:10   Link #2110
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Silly question:
Does "Yen" have any other meaning in Japanese, both in history or modern society (other than the name of the currency)?
I have a silly question as well, why don't people use Wiki, Google or an online dictionary before posting a question here

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yen (2)
"sharp desire, hunger," 1906, earlier yin "intense craving for opium" (1876), from Chinese (Cantonese) yan "craving," or from a Beijing dialect word for "smoke." Reinforced in Eng. by influence of yearn.
Wiki, Yen
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Old 2008-10-12, 12:45   Link #2111
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I have a silly question as well, why don't people use Wiki, Google or an online dictionary before posting a question here
Easy to answer, because it is a silly quest.
People like to interact with others and here they can do is in an uncommon way
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Old 2008-10-12, 20:51   Link #2112
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Easy to answer, because it is a silly quest.
People like to interact with others and here they can do is in an uncommon way
Yeah, i actually read through the wikipedia before posting, but it does not stop me from asking
Not satisfying unless some local speaking one answer it, of course. Afterall new words and new meaning popped up with time(especially in this modern age). Then we have Japanese with one pronounciation and several ways to write it

However it's a "silly question" afterall, i am not going to die if i don't know the answer
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Old 2008-10-13, 10:02   Link #2113
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Silly question:
Does "Yen" have any other meaning in Japanese, both in history or modern society (other than the name of the currency)?
It stems from "a circle (円)". So en is associated with anything circular: 円弧 (en-ko / arc), 円錐 (en-sui / cone), 円盤 (en-ban / disc) etc. Symbolically it signifies perfection without a flaw. 円熟 (en-juku / well-experienced), 円滑 (en-katsu / smooth) and so on.

In addition, 円 often makes pun with other words pronounced as en. For example, 縁 (en / destiny). Japanese people sometimes make offering of 5 yen coin (五円玉 go-en-dama) at a shrine, for 五円 and ご縁 (good destiny) have the same sound.
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Old 2008-10-14, 22:11   Link #2114
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I found this symbol on the bottom of one of my plastic food containers.

Does anyone know what this represent?
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Old 2008-10-14, 22:51   Link #2115
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The earth's rotation relative to the moons rotation maybe? or a crude representation of a electron.
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Old 2008-10-15, 00:20   Link #2116
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It means the food inside is radioactive.
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Old 2008-10-15, 00:26   Link #2117
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ROFL That takes the cake

Recyclable?
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Old 2008-10-15, 00:52   Link #2118
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Two objects orbiting around the core: "Helium inside" or "made in Mars".
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Old 2008-10-15, 01:03   Link #2119
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Recycling symbols are different . The areas it had a match with was orbit,helium orbit and aviation parts

Orbit : http://astro.isi.edu/games/analemma.html

Helium orbit : http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/3545/atomculewv1.jpg
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Old 2008-10-15, 10:54   Link #2120
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It stems from "a circle (円)". So en is associated with anything circular: 円弧 (en-ko / arc), 円錐 (en-sui / cone), 円盤 (en-ban / disc) etc. Symbolically it signifies perfection without a flaw. 円熟 (en-juku / well-experienced), 円滑 (en-katsu / smooth) and so on.

In addition, 円 often makes pun with other words pronounced as en. For example, 縁 (en / destiny). Japanese people sometimes make offering of 5 yen coin (五円玉 go-en-dama) at a shrine, for 五円 and ご縁 (good destiny) have the same sound.
Late... but many thanks from me. =]

I probably would spam your "reputation" like mad if it was possible ^^
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