Archives April 2007

Maybe if I wrote it in Hebrew...?

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

My wife, who is frum and supports the State of Israel but is in no way a “religious Zionist”, gets her dander up every time she sees a bumper sticker saying “The Bible Says the Land of Israel Belongs to the Jews” and such-like. So I had an idea the other day for a bumper ...

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Another kind of bug you can get in the hospital

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

As I have previously noted, most people who use spreadsheets don’t appreciate that spreadsheets are programs, and that when you have programs, you have bugs. And when you rely on spreadsheets in the emergency room, those bugs can have severe consequences:

The patient was a 3-month old baby showing “clinical signs of meningococcal sepsis with ...

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Priceless

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

We got a brochure in the mail for a Chinese auction sponsored by Oorah. Two of the slots in the auction caught my eye:

  • Eretz Yisroel—round-trip airfare to Israel, seven-night hotel stay for two, and a one-week car rental.
  • Priceless Bracha—round-trip airfare to Israel, seven-night hotel stay for two, and a blessing from ...

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The agenda

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

A few weeks ago, teacher/author/blogger Kathy Sierra announced that she had received death threats as comments on some blogs run by other prominent figures in the tech-blogging community. (The blogs were soon shut down. The fellow who posted the comments that Kathy1 interpreted as death threats has denied any malicious intent.) This ...

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He also told the NAACP that he was a great dancer

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Every once in a while, I hear someone remark, with sadness or frustration, that the GOP is more Good For The Jews™ than the Democratic Party, so why do Jews still overwhelmingly vote for Democrats?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present Exhibit DCXXII: Tommy Thompson, Republican, former Governor of Wisconsin, former Secretary of Health and Human ...

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