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A qualified chemist who somehow drifted into web development. I've learned (to a greater or lesser degree of accuracy) PHP and JavaScript, and would like to learn something completely different for the sake of it. I'm a weirdo who actually enjoys reading (and sometimes writing) technical documentation.


Jul
15
comment Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy
Atheists generally do not accept this point of view. Made me giggle.
Jul
14
comment Bris vs. critical thinking?
Which is, of course, why only boys are circumcised.
Jul
14
comment Bris vs. critical thinking?
@AviD. You're assuming facts not in evidence, such as that Collin's objection is on medical grounds. It may be that Collin does not want to override his child's consent and right to self-determination.
Jul
14
revised Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
Linkification. Some minor grammar tweaks.
Jul
14
suggested approved edit on Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
Jul
14
comment Is it proper for a man to hold open a door for a woman?
It's never occurred to me to "open the door for a woman" specifically. I hold doors open if there's someone walking behind me.
Jul
14
comment What are the issues with wearing gloves on Shabbos?
So just do what parents of small children do: attach the gloves to each other by a string passed up the sleeves of the coat. Doesn't everyone do that?
Jul
9
comment Is it acceptable to use software which incidentally blocks ads?
@msh210. Fairy nuff.
Jul
9
revised Halakhic International Date Line issues
Improved formatting. (Inserted two spaces to create a line break. A couple of other incidental changes.)
Jul
9
suggested approved edit on Halakhic International Date Line issues
Jul
9
comment Is it acceptable to use software which incidentally blocks ads?
@msh210. In other words, Ad blocking software is perfectly acceptable, with no doubt at all, therefore software which only incidentally blocks ads is absolutely definitely acceptable and this isn't an interesting question. Am I interpreting that correctly?
Jul
9
comment Is it acceptable to use software which incidentally blocks ads?
I assume that makes sense to someone. Necessary context.
Jul
9
asked Is it acceptable to use software which incidentally blocks ads?
Jul
9
comment Can I keep the smuggled diamonds as an award?
s/award/reward. I think.
Jul
9
comment Neighbors inappropriate mail
A yeshiva has a policy of screening all incoming student mail Some religious institutions (I don't know anything about yeshivas, specifically) can be intrusive without acknowledging it anywhere, so the student has not agreed to have zir post screened, and does not know it is being screened. Does that make a difference?
Jul
8
comment Non-belief in Torah's divinity - Wickedness or Ignorance?
Muslims certainly think the Torah is obsolete (and corrupt). Christian views are more complicated, and many Christians still pay close attention to their "Old Testament".
Jul
8
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Vatican II has no bearing at all on many Christians.
Jul
8
comment Eating in less-religious homes
"succumbed to the temptations of secular society". What? Honest disagreement is impossible, is it? Anyone who chooses to live differently than you has "succumbed to temptation"? I'd call that an insult.
Jun
27
comment Handling Conflict between Jewish and Civil Law
And the idea that clergy could be politically coerced into performing any marriage they don't want is, quite simply, a lie. The Orthodox Union is lying to you. How do they square that with their conscience?
Jun
27
comment Polyandry and Polygamy In Judaism
To be pedantic: Polyandry and polygyny are forms of polygamy.