2,182 reputation
832
bio website jcsalomon.github.io
location
age
visits member for 5 years, 3 months
seen 2 days ago

I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

My interests are varied and include computers & computer programming, science fiction & real-life space exploration, politics, and religion; see my active accounts on Stack Overflow.

Read my (very sporadically-updated) blog, or follow me on Google+.


Jun
29
comment Oil paint with wool
Cloth soaked in linseed oil has a tendency to catch fire spontaneously (diy.stackexchange.com/q/12586) so this is a very bad idea anyhow.
Jun
19
reviewed Approve What are the general rules regarding doing activities (such as eating or checking email) before mitzvot (such as tefillin or prayer)?
Jun
5
revised Can a shul be said to have a second Bimah?
Added link
Jun
2
awarded  Custodian
May
7
comment Game theory in the Tanaim
@Fred, that particular paper has Dr Aumann's other explanations of the Mishna, not the Game Theory discussion that led to these other explanations.
Apr
13
revised Record of Disputation of Paris
Corrected which disputation is being referred to
Apr
13
comment Record of Disputation of Paris
@mevaqesh, corrected after a search of HebrewBooks.
Apr
13
revised Record of Disputation of Paris
Corrected which disputation is being referred to
Apr
13
comment Record of Disputation of Paris
You're right: the Paris disputation was with R' Yechiel of Paris. More research needed.
Apr
13
answered Record of Disputation of Paris
Apr
8
revised Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
Rewrote answer completely
Apr
2
comment Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
@DoubleAA: This would be a chabura that just happened to include everybody, right?
Apr
2
answered Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
Mar
31
comment May a nutrition scientist perform research on chametz as part of his job on Hol Hamo'ed Pesach?
For a similar discussion regarding a different איסור הנאה, see my Nullifying Ancient Israelite Idols.
Mar
27
comment How did the Cohanim manage to walk on the Copper Mizbeach?
Thank you, @DannySchoemann, for that reference.
Mar
25
answered How did the Cohanim manage to walk on the Copper Mizbeach?
Mar
24
comment How did the Cohanim manage to walk on the Copper Mizbeach?
Was the copper on top as well, or only around the wooden retaining wall? IIRC the mizbeach was filled with earth at each stop.
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
awarded  Announcer
Mar
10
reviewed Reject Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player