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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
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Muslims certainly think the Torah is obsolete (and corrupt).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.
Jun
24
revised Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Formatting changed.
Jun
23
comment Buying products from store that sells avodah zarah?
@yoel. Catholicism in theory has no "minor deities". (Catholicism in practice may have.)
Jun
23
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
"Would we paskun differently for Catholicism vs Protestantism?" It's probably worth clarifying that "Protestantism" is by no means a unified belief system. (Also, Anglo-Catholics, known also as Anglicans, are not in communion with the Bishop of Rome (the Pope). It gets a bit confusing.)
Jun
23
suggested suggested edit on Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Jun
23
comment Buddha at Indian Restaurants
Buddhism is not necessarily atheistic. It's actually quite varied.
Jun
18
comment yushkas bris aniversary
And the birthday of Sol Invictus seemed appropriate.
Jun
17
comment yushkas bris aniversary
I think it's well accepted, even within Christianity, that the Dec. 25th date is baseless.
Jun
13
comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
This sounds like an excerpt from a press release.
Jun
13
comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
To be clear, "Reparative Therapy" is not a catch-all term for everything that the pseudoscientific frauds at NARTH, JONAH, Exodus and the like do. "Reparative Therapy" is one particular therapeutic model, which is highly flawed. It's heavily promoted by NARTH, and has been dropped by Exodus. I don't know to what extent JONAH uses it. Either way, to say that reparative therapy is worthless is not in itself to say that everything these organisations do is worthless.
Jun
13
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