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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts So glad for those that got access back. I can't imagine how terrible it must have been to be locked out of your accounts.
November 17, 2016, 08:01:25 PM
Take the Moral Machine Test Thought this was pretty intriguing. With the advent of self driving cars ethics committees are going to make decisions that will affect the cars algorithms, putting a new spin on the trolley dilemma. MIT created a website where you can explore different scenarios and submit your opinion on what the moral choice would be

November 28, 2016, 01:17:02 PM
Re: Interesting Articles...
But what should the rationalists do when they are indeed correct?

Or, how do you suppose we curb the rampant reliance on quack "medicine" and distrust of real doctors?
It's unfortunate that he is so busy using every opportunity to bash the "right wing" orthodox and the rabanim. This can actauly be an interesting debate and discussion. But the tone of his blog post distracts from meaningful conversation.
As an aside- did anyone else see the irony in him using the story of a girl who unfortunately lost her arm after not being vaccinated,  right after lambasting rabbis for solely following anectodle evidence ?

January 19, 2017, 10:59:28 AM
Re: Abortion = Murder?
You definitely are supposed to try to understand them and have them impact your life, but if you decide not to do something because you don't understand it or don't agree with it morally; then the Torah isn't changing you, you're changing the Torah. At the end of the day, the designer knows what makes the product tick better than the user. Rationalizing the Torah is wonderful, but if you conform it to fit your rationalization you're not a believer. Anybody who feels the need to apologize for G-d doesn't believe in him. As nice as the social justice aspects of religion are, if you think that's all G-d should or has the right to dictate you're a כופר.
Not sure why you quoted me, nothing that I said was addressed specifically with rationalizing the 2 cases being discussed here, I was presenting a general hashkafic outlook.
I would say though, that because we know that hashem is just and his mitzvos and the torah are meant to be a guide for us to become just, like him, that does raise a difficulty when there is a mitzvah that seems unjust. It's a flaw in our understanding but doesn't mean we cant be bothered by and question it, as long as it's the context of trying to gain a better understanding.
Thats not rationalizing It's comprehending and knowing god.

January 28, 2017, 10:26:47 PM
Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread

I am honestly SO not bothered at all by "alternative facts." I saw the clip where she said it. They were arguing about statistics. Statistics are the most deceptively weak form of argument precisely because they sound so solid but say so little. She was basically saying, "You can quote your numbers, and I am sure you have your sources, but we have different numbers." That, to me, is totally valid. To grab on to her saying "alternative facts" and to make hay of it is typical of the kind of sophomoric satire that the Left loves to engage in. Okay, we get it. She said the wrong words. We get it. It's over. Now you can go back to quoting Monty Python movies while milk squirts out of your nose. Nobody's laughing at your geeky humor anymore... oh, except I forgot, half the country who also thinks this is cool but doesn't even know why.

And this is precisely why people like me who don't even like Trump are rooting for him in his war against the media.
This is so true, I never thought I could tolerate trump, let alone cheer for him, but the way the media and liberals are reacting to his presidency make it impossible not to.

February 05, 2017, 07:59:17 AM
Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
Ups left an iphone sitting on my stoop in the wide open, good thing I  live where  I  do, otherwise  it most likely would not jave been  there when I got home.

March 23, 2017, 06:29:28 PM
Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
Walmart already won. Neither one is going to put the other out of business. Walmart's purpose is to make themselves a full fledged competition with Amazon. Mission accomplished. The question is how long they will continue it for added publicity.
Great point. I never would have even thought of purchasing these things at Walmart, let alone creating an account. Clearly they are the winner.

May 09, 2017, 01:05:59 PM
Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
The DD franchise is definitely benefiting from it.
True, I haven't been so glued to DDF since the delta glitch  :P.

May 09, 2017, 02:41:00 PM
Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos Imho, at this point just be there for him as a friend. You're not going to prove anything to him regardless of the strength of your argument. I'm willing to bet that less than 5% of bal teshuvahs (both ffb and not) made their life changes based purely on being proven that yidiahkiet is legitimate.
If you are a true friend to him and are there for him regardless of his level of observance, you'll have plenty of opportunities to be mikariv him over time.

June 26, 2017, 07:34:44 PM
Re: Money to Invest
I find that DDF has many who are experts in all sorts of fields. DDF attracts people who think through how to get around roadblocks and find loopholes and workarounds. Such people are also likely to do the same in other aspects of their professional and personal lives. This will make their opinions about these topics valuable as well.
there are also lawers, doctors accountants and other professionals on here who have given advice, why wouldnt there be financial advisers too?

July 06, 2017, 02:04:27 PM