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If my brain had a faucet...


Sep
7
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
As I said, nothing to do with Halacha. Let's keep it to the aesthetics: User sees page starts loading with real content... Freeze, uh oh! Hey where'd the page go?? Oh my what's this? It's just not real. True. proper redirection doesn't give a sneak preview.
Sep
6
asked Marcus Jastrow Dictionary Copyright
Sep
5
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
@Sam I guess I don't understand the exact case you're dealing with. Then as I answered below, that'll do it...
Sep
5
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
The point here is for more melacha, i.e. after the first hit. By your method, the redirect would happen sometime after the page loads. It makes a lot more sense to do it on the server side, so that the user is immediately taken to the correct destination. This is all for the technical side of the implementation; nothing to do with Halacha
Sep
5
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
Well changing system clock is annoying: a) if you don't have admin rights b) it can mess up certain programs and authentication systems on your computer c) it messes with your brain if you want to know the time. Besides, if you're using my method, it has nothing to do with their system clock, it's server side
Sep
5
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
So what's wrong with warning your family? If they continue anyway it's their problem...
Sep
3
answered Tish'im - mi yodeya?
Sep
3
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
Yes, but that means redirecting based on Javascript. Not quite elegant, and definitely not server-side. Remember, the point here is to provide an alternate page, not to redirect after-the-fact.
Sep
3
comment What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
Well yeah. But imagine if you incorrectly identify someone as in Shabbos. Aside for being really angry at you for misjudging, he will also lose all the content on your site, because it's incorrectly inaccessible. On the other hand, by telling him that it's Shabbos where it really is Shabbos, you are also helping him out. I.e. a win-win situation.
Sep
3
answered What is a good way to make one's website inaccessible on Shabbat?
Sep
3
comment Apples and Rubia
@Shalom beat me by 30 seconds
Sep
3
comment Apples and Rubia
Quick explanation: fruit is more dessert-like than vegetables. You might have carrots, pickles or celery with your meal, but when was the last time you saw someone serve chopped apples?
Sep
3
comment Digital Synagogue displays?
Well in some of those Shuls, there was a phone number on the device (or near the device). Try calling it and asking...
Sep
3
asked Rabbi Avigdor Miller's Shiurim
Sep
3
answered Digital Synagogue displays?
Sep
2
asked Coming Late to Mincha
Sep
1
asked Kallah's Veil under Chupah
Sep
1
comment Challah Friday Night
Thanks for the typo correction
Sep
1
answered Simanim on Rosh Hashanah
Sep
1
answered Challah Friday Night