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Security expert and experienced Windows programmer


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Jun
12
comment Do multiple hechsherim (kosher symbols) on a product make its kashrut less reliable?
Sadly, it is not always just about trust between the different Kashrut orgs, or even a question of different stringencies - there are, sad to say, some Kashrut agencies that insist on their own certification for the sole purpose of money. It is a business, after all. (Obviously not all kashruyot, but there are some, and apologies if anyone is offended by this - but it is true).
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
comment Start of the Upsherin ceremony
@haircut yes, comments to that effect have been made, and I agreed that it has long been a Chassidish minhag - but that is not exactly "well beyond Breslov" (which sounds like it was always a mainstream minhag, which is only recently).
Feb
14
revised When exactly should an avel (mourner) not be davening before the amud?
corrected typo
Feb
14
suggested suggested edit on When exactly should an avel (mourner) not be davening before the amud?
Oct
15
comment Explaining to children why we don't celebrate Halloween
Nice! Also contrast how Halloween is about death, and Purim is about living (notwithstanding Haman and his sons, but the celebration is basically "we weren't killed")...
Aug
15
comment Hebrew Pronunciation- Sephardic Ashkenaz
Well, of course he would say that ;-)
Aug
7
revised Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
edited body
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
26
comment shiduch date haircut during sefira
Why would a "shidduch date" be special, as opposed to a "regular" date?
Mar
14
comment Can God destroy Himself?
The "nonsense" you mention towards the end is actually a better translation than "impossible", even though that is strictly what he wrote he meant it in terms of nonsensical. As in, "it is impossible to conceptualize such a concept", not that "it cannot be done".
Feb
21
revised Mordechai - Religious Leader or Political figure?
Made title less discussion-y
Jan
15
answered Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
Dec
24
comment Mordechai - Religious Leader or Political figure?
ah, right - well, it is spread out around the comments here. I don't really remember what was missing, but I will try to collate it all and summarize. Before Purim....
Dec
24
comment Mordechai - Religious Leader or Political figure?
@DoubleAA still what...?
Dec
6
comment Why aren't Purim and Channuka considered a violation of לֹא תֹסִפוּ?
Seriously? Zuckerberg is your best example of authority on programming? Facebook's success had nothing to do with the quality (or lack thereof) of his code.
Oct
28
comment Blessing on the next American President (or any politician)
If you really believe that who gets elected will have any effect (positive or negative) on you directly, you probably don't need to say any brachot, since you are obviously a shoteh :-)
Oct
7
comment In Eretz Yisroel Kosher In Chutz Laretz Posul
I second @SimchasTorah's comment, why do you say it is automatically granted? Just because it is very common in certain neighborhoods, does not mean permission is granted. (This probably has more to do with Israeli chutzpa than any kind of implicit Israel permission... :-) )
Aug
13
accepted What is the preferable form of Biur Chametz?