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I founded mi.yodeya.
I'm also a public transit technologist.
Major Jewish communal credentials: Mashgiach Emeritus, MIT Hillel Kosher Kitchens; Gabbai Emeritus, MIT Orthodox Minyan.


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comment If Bal Tashchis and Achila Gasa would get in a fight, who would win?
How do you know that there's a conflict here? Is overeating considered a constructive purpose?
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comment Kill a no-longer-profitable horse?
I have no idea if this is true in fact, but I've heard that when horses are killed like this, their bodies are reprocessed into products such as glue. If this is the case, it would seem to be no more a violation of bal tashchis than any other industrial production.
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comment ברוב עם הדרת מלך and it's applicability
@DoubleAA, this question doesn't specify which halachos of BAH"M it's asking for. If it's [only] asking for numeric limits, then it's a duplicate of the one you've linked. If not, it isn't. As written, it's either unclear or over-broad.
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comment Machine-Readable Torah
You may want to take a look at Sefaria's work, including codifying links between various texts machine-readably.
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comment Machine-Readable Torah
It takes a few minutes' research into Wikidata, which I'd never heard of before, to understand what you mean by "machine readable." This question would make more sense on its own if you'd include a clear explanation of what you mean by this term. "What are the implications ... ?" is too open-ended to be reasonably answerable. It should be removed or replaced with something much more specific, such as "If so, does that mean my calculator is required to keep the Seven Noahide Laws?" or whatever you had in mind.
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reviewed Close How covered can the Moon be for Kiddush Levana
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awarded  Good Question
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reviewed Close Question about the Tallit
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revised What is the prayer uttered by Michael Ginberg's dad in Mad Men?
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