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Digital versions of Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne (both best-selling, award-winning
board games) are free to download from the Epic Games Store until February 13.
What do you think about the Pan-American Highway?
(I think GH thought it was Sam – it’s his sort of talk – but it wasn’t.)January 23, 2020 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm in reply to: Selective Service System – Do you register your sons? #1825491
Did this take nearly 24 hours to be approved?
I don’t remember. Also, Sam (Klein, I assume?) is not the name I remember
the second poster having (“and I…”). Was their name changed twice?
Both the OP and the poster of 1824696 have since changed
their names (or had them changed). Interesting.
The process is simple. Step 1:
Don’t feed trolls.
The “All lives matter” response to “Black lives matter” misunderstands the
meaning of the original statement.
If you have a really long post with nothing too controversial in it,
you can split it up into multiple posts. (Years back, I think I used
to make a copy of every post I submitted and then delete it once
it had been approved, but that’s kind of a hassle.)January 17, 2020 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm in reply to: The DNC debate Tom Steyer (Zera Yisroel) proudly flaunted a crusader symbol… #1823837
(*”couldn’t care less” – bit of a pet peeve)
From an article somewhere on the interwebs:
Four years ago, the national media and liberal activists converged on the city of Baltimore, Maryland, following the shocking and unconscionable death of Freddie Gray, a man who died in police custody in 2015. Intense protests and riots occurred in the aftermath, and the city engaged in a consent decree with the Department of Justice to reform itself. The government’s investigations did indeed find corrupt and unconstitutional practices by some of the city’s police force.
But as Baltimore engaged in much-needed reforms to prevent police brutality and heal relations with the citizenry, it also effectively de-policed much of the city. There were 39,654 arrests in Baltimore in 2014, compared to 25,820 arrests in 2016, while homicides increased from 211 to 318 in that period. By November 2017, gun arrests were down 67 percent from the previous year.
Reverend Kinji Scott, a community activist in the city, told me last year that he blames this de-policing for the spike in homicides. “We saw the police department arrest less during a period of high crime,” he said. “So what happened is you have a community of emboldened criminals.”
It’s the opposite of פרישות and we know women want to be with anyone (רצה אשה בקב ותפלות)
Are you sure that’s what tiflus means in this context – being with any
man (it sounds more like an explanation of “Tan du mi’l’meisav arm’lu”)?
Also, whatever פרישות means here, it’s seems it’s not good for women:
.רבי יהושע אומר: רוצה אשה בקב ותפלות מתשעה קבין ופרישות
.הוא היה אומר: חסיד שוטה, ורשע ערום, ואשה פרושה, ומכות פרושין, הרי אלו מכלי עולם
I’m somewhat curious about who added “Country Yossi and
the Shteeble-Hoppers game” (1984) to Boardgamegeek.
(I realized what happened with my last post shortly afterward;
I forgot to delete the line I had used as a line length reference.)
I’ll second that LOL.
Why isn’t Judaism the most ancient of all religions if it is the correct
one or is it the most ancient just wasn’t officially considered a religion?
Because people had plenty of time to make up religions before Matan Torah.
How come idolatrous religions are still alive and strong even in this age of understanding?
Age of scientific understanding, I assume? If you don’t make any claim
that can be proven or disproven by science, science is irrelevant.
(Science has nothing to say about right and wrong, for example.)
Obviously there are many instances where modern medicine is not fit
to cure and more homeopathic and herbal remedies are necessary and can fix.
Homeopathy has been thoroughly demonstrated to be based on nothing and doing nothing. (According to Wikipedia, “Although the treatments themselves had no effect, they were far safer than most medical practices at the time [late 18th-19th centuries]. The outcome from no treatment and adequate rest was usually superior to mainstream medicine as practiced at the time of homeopathy’s inception.” So there’s that.)
Wouldn’t it be strange if Judaism doesn’t have those
essential secrets but having to rely on other religious wisdom?
lot of times it’s intertwined and difficult to separate the wisdom from the religion aspect
One of your examples was medicine, a field we are told
that Chizkiyahu haMelech took away our knowledge of,
and your later comment about the difficulty of separating
religion and wisdom tells me you mostly mean Eastern stuff.
I’m going to assume that in that category, if we don’t have it,
it’s either not wisdom at all or it’s not essential for us to have.
No. My statement was addressed to someone suggesting a particular
reasoning behind them. (Now that I think about it, though ” women
taking high-level courses” aren’t “most women,” so my response
might not have been valid.) What IITFT wrote, while relevant to the
topic, is similarly irrelevant to my statement.
Would anyone care to list the explanations of “tiflus?”
I don’t think that’s a good argument. They said that success was portrayed,
not popularity (and real life tells us that successful people can often afford
to ignore others’ opinions of them).
I know a father who gave a kidney to his son. If dad had given it to strangers or an “organ bank” at a young age, his son might have had to wait for a suitable donor, or never have received the needed kidney.
True (although a child usually has 2 parents). However, if kidney donation
was widely understood to be low-risk, it might be easier to find a match.
(Just to explain further, when I said that a kidney donor should avoid donating a kidney, I meant he shouldn’t do so AFTER he had already donated a kidney, because then he will have donated TWO kidneys, and that leaves only one kidney left.)
And definitely don’t donate your third and last kidney. : )
Do you disagree with Chazal and Halacha?
Is that for me, Joseph?
My previous post was incorrect (and the main profile text is now italic too).
It seems to me that according to the Rambam, Talmud Torah 1:13, most
women don’t have the mental focus. Maybe they could if they really tried.
Tell that to the women taking high-level university courses.
The ways in which Jewish musicians can make money, and their potential audience numbers, are far more limited than those for non-Jewish musicians. What the latter does is not a basis for expectations of the former.
There are ways to listen to large amounts of Jewish music without great expense. They just can’t help you make a mixtape CD (which is also true for non-Jewish music).
(If you have the time, you could always audio-record the music you
want playing from a free source and then put that audio onto a CD,
though this might well result in quality reduction.)
or allow their friends to make the introductions?
How would those friends know the other party?
(Perhaps they’d met them on their own shidduch?)
I fully agree with Joseph here (which is rare).
And now the Coffee Room button on the top bar points to the Decaf forum,
which is perhaps better, but means that people probably won’t see any threads
categorized otherwise by well-meaning posters.
(Also, I don’t remember if this was different before, but this
thread isn’t showing its category at the top of the page.)
I found this in the source code for a YWN article*,
and I assume it’s the same for all article pages:
<label for="mce-EMAIL">Get email updates from Yeshiva World</label> <input type="email" value="" name="EMAIL" class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" placeholder="email address" required> <!-- real people should not fill this in and expect good things - do not remove this or risk form bot signups-->
What is the meaning of this? There’s only one field, which simply
takes in e-mail addresses. Is this left over from a previous version?
* I was getting the YouTube links out of the article about
Kovno Ghetto survivors; they can’t be seen on the normal
page if you have YouTube blocked with Nativ.
They may not have been seeking publicity, but it sounds like they’ve gotten it.
even if they do [offer individual song purchases] that would still add up to a large sum of money.
I don’t understand why they don’t just put the album on YouTube they will be making more money having their songs up there rather than selling overpriced CDs. All the non Jewish music is on YouTube ready to be downloaded so if it works for them why not for the Jewish songs?
YouTube is not a music sales platform, and I don’t think it offers downloads
of anything. You can make some amount of money on YouTube by allowing
YouTube to play ads on your content, but from what I hear, it’s not a lot
unless your view counts are very high. I don’t know if YouTube even has a
royalties system the way Spotify does (meaning artists are compensated
each time their music is played), and I’ve heard Spotify isn’t too profitable
for artists either.
Can your car play music off a USB drive? That’s another option.
The categories with the fewest threads in them
(according to the current main page) are:
Kosher Alcohol Beverages (Wine, Bourbon, Vodkas, Scotch) – 16 threads
Cooking Tips – 17 threads
Web & Social Media – Latest Online Tips & Tools – 38
(I’m not counting Kosher Establishments-without-further-classification.)
There’s an unusually high number of screen names I don’t recognize
in this thread. (I can’t be bothered to check if they’re new users now.)
in the mosey attack, tha attack was not stopped untill the murderer decided he had enough.
Not according to this week’s Mishpacha.
(He didn’t have a gun, though.)
(Something might have gone wrong with my last post.)
Machi Koro’s not a deck-building game…
And yes, Spyfall’s art is not necessarily for frum eyes. Also, you need a good
I am probably aware of any game as old (in hobby years) and successful as
Clank! (see also Clank! In! Space!, Clank! Legacy). Also, in that same year,
Tyrants of the Underdark used deck-building to drive a territory-control
game and Automobiles used it to drive a racing game. This is old news. : )
Having nowhere to rant about the comments allowed
by the news mods was somewhat annoying, I’ll admit.
Next time, make a separate thread (and thus a more visible record).
What’s a CD? 🙂
(It sounds like you want to make a compilation CD, aka a mixtape. Correct if wrong.)
Single tracks are often purchasable in mp3 form.
In the first few days of this week, the CR wouldn’t load at all sometimes.
I find it a bit odd that it says the last post on this thread was
less than 2 hours ago, but the last post’s date is back in February.
I think the system bumps threads before posts are approved.
(I wonder if any non-mods will understand the red-alert post?)
(I know Little Froggie once made a thread about
how to create threads, but I couldn’t find it.)
If you too wish to create threads…
(I’m not seeing the button for creating a thread at the moment.)
Where do you get kings of Israel and king Solomon etc.?
Sound like great games but I never heard of them.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them over other games, as your first
“modern games,” or even at all in some cases. Also, although the themes
might sound appealing, be aware that these games were not created by
Kings of Israel – Amazon, BoardGameBliss
Kingdom of Solomon (newer printing titled “Wisdom of Solomon”) – Amazon, BoardGameBliss
QuestZion (The Game of Israel) – Amazon
Nehemiah – BoardGameBliss
Promised Land: 1250-587 BC – Out of print, not commercially available.
Package Has Arrived – I was surprised to find that this is still in print. It’s in Hebrew,
and it’s not a modern design at all, bit if you’re interested, Google “משחק “חבילה הגיע.
A Reign of Missiles – Directly from the manufacturer’s website.
The Settlers of Canaan (based on Settlers of Catan) – Out of print. eBay has lower prices
than Amazon. (I remember this one as being incorrect in some aspects – perhaps the
timing of the conquest of Yerushalayim? Something like that, anyway.)
I just found a game which had this in its description:
Earn money from festive Polish and Yiddish vacationers
Letnisko (Summer Resort in English) depicts the development of summer
resorts along the Warsaw-Otwock railroad in the second half of 1930s.
(I suppose you might have just meant a gateway game, Milhouse?)
If you wouldn’t mind giving this –
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/games-for-shabbos/– the old fix-the-post-count/main-page-display treatment.
Given some of Spyfall’s art, I don’t think I can recommend it to people on this forum.
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I just found the idea of Machi Koro Legacy amusing.
I don’t see what Dominion has to do with Machi Koro (unlike
the clearly similar Space Base and Valeria: Card Kingdoms).