Comments for TDDPirate's Ideas http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate Accessibility, Crazy (Event Gripping) Ideas Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:13:10 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2.1 Comment on Notes to myself about the design of an utopia Sci-Fi story by minecraft games http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2004/06/02/notes-to-myself-about-the-design-of-an-utopia-sci-fi-story/#comment-3242 minecraft games Wed, 09 Sep 2015 02:11:18 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2004/06/02/notes-to-myself-about-the-design-of-an-utopia-sci-fi-story/#comment-3242 <strong>minecraft games...</strong> TDDPirate’s Ideas » Blog Archive » Notes to myself about the design of an utopia Sci-Fi story... minecraft games…

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Comment on PyGuile - Part 5 - Python objects (PyObjects) as proxies for Guile objects (SCMs) by Omer Zak http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2008/10/09/pyguile-part-5-python-objects-pyobjects-as-proxies-for-guile-objects-scms/#comment-3115 Omer Zak Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:03:52 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2008/10/09/pyguile-part-5-python-objects-pyobjects-as-proxies-for-guile-objects-scms/#comment-3115 See also <a href="http://wiki.call-cc.org/eggref/4/pyffi" rel="nofollow">pyffi</a> which interfaces the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHICKEN_(Scheme_implementation)" rel="nofollow">Chicken (a Scheme implementation)</a> with Python libraries. See also pyffi which interfaces the Chicken (a Scheme implementation) with Python libraries.

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Comment on Prophet ahead of his time? by Omer Zak http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2011/08/17/prophet-ahead-of-his-time/#comment-3091 Omer Zak Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:45:15 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2011/08/17/prophet-ahead-of-his-time/#comment-3091 Another article discussing similar problems: <a href="http://www.pdfernhout.net/beyond-a-jobless-recovery-knol.html" rel="nofollow">Beyond a Jobless Recovery: A heterodox perspective on 21st century economics</a> Another article discussing similar problems:
Beyond a Jobless Recovery: A heterodox perspective on 21st century economics

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Comment on What to do if the notetaker’s mom passes on few minutes before the meeting is due to start? by סדנת יעוץ עמיתים וטכנולוגיה http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2013/10/04/what-to-do-if-the-notetakers-mom-passes-on-few-minutes-before-the-meeting-is-due-to-start/#comment-2815 סדנת יעוץ עמיתים וטכנולוגיה Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:55:39 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2013/10/04/what-to-do-if-the-notetakers-mom-passes-on-few-minutes-before-the-meeting-is-due-to-start/#comment-2815 [...] סדנת יעוץ עמיתים בחודש אוקטובר נערכת סדנת יעוץ עמיתים וטכנולוגיה בכל יום ה' ב-17:00. [...] […] סדנת יעוץ עמיתים בחודש אוקטובר נערכת סדנת יעוץ עמיתים וטכנולוגיה בכל יום ה’ ב-17:00. […]

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Comment on Installing Slackware (a Linux distribution) in a VirtualBox virtual machine by slackntickle http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/06/26/installing-slackware-a-linux-distribution-in-a-virtualbox-virtual-machine/#comment-2177 slackntickle Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:48:00 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/06/26/installing-slackware-a-linux-distribution-in-a-virtualbox-virtual-machine/#comment-2177 The newer version of VBox has a Linux - Other option. Maybe you should try that instead of sticking to 2.6 kernel version on your next install. Also some good news with 14.0 as it installed without issue on my system. Did a boot from dvd, loaded hugesmp, cfdisk the virtual drive and make it bootable, then run setup. But hardware identification is as usual a pain in the keister. Good luck and have fun! The newer version of VBox has a Linux - Other option. Maybe you should try that instead of sticking to 2.6 kernel version on your next install.

Also some good news with 14.0 as it installed without issue on my system. Did a boot from dvd, loaded hugesmp, cfdisk the virtual drive and make it bootable, then run setup. But hardware identification is as usual a pain in the keister. Good luck and have fun!

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Comment on What is the difference among Kenya and the Jews? by TDDPirate http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1970 TDDPirate Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:21:50 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1970 If they are opposed to telling parents about the herpes risk of male circumcision as originally practiced, what other horrible truths about male circumcision are they anxious to suppress? <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/circumcisers_kiss_of_death_S20ek2gmCGjA5432IvveMI" rel="nofollow">Despite baby dying after getting herpes, Orthodox rabbis say they’ll defy law on ancient circumcision ritual</a> If they are opposed to telling parents about the herpes risk of male circumcision as originally practiced, what other horrible truths about male circumcision are they anxious to suppress?
Despite baby dying after getting herpes, Orthodox rabbis say they’ll defy law on ancient circumcision ritual

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Comment on What is the difference among Kenya and the Jews? by TDDPirate http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1964 TDDPirate Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:30:53 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1964 According to evidence, it is not quite true that male circumcision is no big deal for its subjects. Leaving aside, for the moment, the issue of cutting off an organ with several nerve ends (and the complementary step of פריעה in the Jewish ritual, which seems to be designed to damage the most sensitive area in the human penis), consider that a botched circumcision is a very big deal for its victim. The incidence of botched circumcisions is not publicized, and it is quite possible that this statistic is being kept secret so that parents won't have a really strong argument against circumcising their sons. From what I read about Kenyan tribes' culture, female circumcision is not, at least for some of those tribes, a means for oppressing girls but to affirm their identity as members of their tribe (exactly the same reason Jewish boys are circumcised - to affirm their Jewish identity). According to evidence, it is not quite true that male circumcision is no big deal for its subjects. Leaving aside, for the moment, the issue of cutting off an organ with several nerve ends (and the complementary step of פריעה in the Jewish ritual, which seems to be designed to damage the most sensitive area in the human penis), consider that a botched circumcision is a very big deal for its victim.

The incidence of botched circumcisions is not publicized, and it is quite possible that this statistic is being kept secret so that parents won’t have a really strong argument against circumcising their sons.

From what I read about Kenyan tribes’ culture, female circumcision is not, at least for some of those tribes, a means for oppressing girls but to affirm their identity as members of their tribe (exactly the same reason Jewish boys are circumcised - to affirm their Jewish identity).

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Comment on What is the difference among Kenya and the Jews? by Nathan Zeldes http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1963 Nathan Zeldes Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:04:48 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1963 Interesting question. I can think of two differences, offhand: 1. Male circumcision is no big deal for its subjects. I doubt that any adult circumcised male ever considered his state to be a cause for regret; after all, a sizable fraction of Christian males in the English speaking world have been circumcised as a matter of routine during the 20th century. By contrast, FGM causes - by design - severe and lifelong damage to the quality of life of its victims. 2. In the relevant religions, male child circumcision is motivated by an intent to uplift and benefit the child (make him virtuous and closer to God, etc). Of course one may disagree with this interpretation, but the subjective belief of the parents is that they do it for the child's good. FGM is motivated in large part, as I understand, by the intent to make the girl chaste and subservient to her future husband, by removing her sexual pleasure, which is a chauvinistic and misogynistic notion. There may be a lot more to it, and I claim no expertise, but I think the statement that the practices are "equally guilty of cruelty" is thus exaggerated. Interesting question. I can think of two differences, offhand:

1. Male circumcision is no big deal for its subjects. I doubt that any adult circumcised male ever considered his state to be a cause for regret; after all, a sizable fraction of Christian males in the English speaking world have been circumcised as a matter of routine during the 20th century. By contrast, FGM causes - by design - severe and lifelong damage to the quality of life of its victims.

2. In the relevant religions, male child circumcision is motivated by an intent to uplift and benefit the child (make him virtuous and closer to God, etc). Of course one may disagree with this interpretation, but the subjective belief of the parents is that they do it for the child’s good. FGM is motivated in large part, as I understand, by the intent to make the girl chaste and subservient to her future husband, by removing her sexual pleasure, which is a chauvinistic and misogynistic notion.

There may be a lot more to it, and I claim no expertise, but I think the statement that the practices are “equally guilty of cruelty” is thus exaggerated.

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Comment on Learn to develop for the Android, contribute to Free Software and advertise yourself by TDDPirate http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/22/learn-to-develop-for-the-android-contribute-to-free-software-and-advertise-yourself/#comment-1849 TDDPirate Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:56:31 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/22/learn-to-develop-for-the-android-contribute-to-free-software-and-advertise-yourself/#comment-1849 To install the application in your Android (version at least 2.2), download the installation file from <a href="https://github.com/downloads/Hamakor/teuria/Teuria-0.1-1.apk" rel="nofollow">https://github.com/downloads/Hamakor/teuria/Teuria-0.1-1.apk</a>. Recommended for people who wish to prepare for the theory test in Russian or Arabic! To install the application in your Android (version at least 2.2), download the installation file from https://github.com/downloads/Hamakor/teuria/Teuria-0.1-1.apk.

Recommended for people who wish to prepare for the theory test in Russian or Arabic!

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Comment on What is the difference among Kenya and the Jews? by TDDPirate http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1725 TDDPirate Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:03:36 +0000 http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2012/07/13/what-is-the-difference-among-kenya-and-the-jews/#comment-1725 My personal anti-religious agenda is due to the following: 1. The Jewish religion eventually leads to marginalization of the deaf (הדרת חרשים) by banning usage of cellphones wtih SMS capability by people who want to be very strict with their religious life. 2. The marginalization of all people by disabilities, by the recently-passed exemption which exempts synagogues and other religious buildings from the legal requirement of being accessible to people with disabilities. My personal anti-religious agenda is due to the following:
1. The Jewish religion eventually leads to marginalization of the deaf (הדרת חרשים) by banning usage of cellphones wtih SMS capability by people who want to be very strict with their religious life.
2. The marginalization of all people by disabilities, by the recently-passed exemption which exempts synagogues and other religious buildings from the legal requirement of being accessible to people with disabilities.

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