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March 19, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm in reply to: posting on purim #1008254
I live in yerushalayim so I will be posting on sunday, which is Purim in America. All of you posting on Monday, will be posting on my PurimMarch 19, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm in reply to: do psychologists really help ppl? #757026
psychologists should be avoided like the plague.March 16, 2011 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm in reply to: teens and texting #750793
s2021: exactly what I was referring to. I heard that speech and think it is amazing. Teenage girls needs to listen to it and they will understand on their own the consequence and negativity of texting and having “platonic” relationships with boys.March 16, 2011 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm in reply to: Bocher with No college, what to do? #750369
SJSinNYC: A plumber, according to wikipedia is a mechanical engineer.
And to paraphrase from the IBC (building code), it states: After rough framing is complete and inspected, mechanicals can be installed.*
*Mechanicals as referenced to in IBC constitutes electric, plumbing, natural gas and HVAC systems.March 16, 2011 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm in reply to: Bocher with No college, what to do? #750365
I was a “Master Electrician. Not a plumber. Plumbing, HVAC and Electric are all considered mechanical engineering professionsMarch 16, 2011 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm in reply to: Who Would You Die For? #750259
“We only choose death to avoid the Big Three.”
Tosafos actually bring down a fourth. Embarrassing someone in public.March 16, 2011 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm in reply to: Coffee Room or Waste Basket? #750804
This belongs in the suggestion box usually placed in the corner of a kitchen. (aka. rubbish bin)March 16, 2011 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm in reply to: milk and meat #750384
Popa: don’t you claim to be female?
I usually tend not to rely on the halachic rulings and information of women. I’m not being chauvinistic, just following the mesorah.March 16, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm in reply to: Advice line in Mishpacha Family First #750319
On a more serious note: Just because he wakes up late doesn’t mean he hates learning. There are many people who thoroughly enjoy learning, but they are irresponsible and unorganized.
Popa: Another thing, why are you assuming they will get (pun unintended) divorced. Thats a pretty pessimistic approach. And I am being realistic, when I say that they very likely will have a beautiful lasting marriage. The main thing is they need to have an honest personal conversation and figure out the best solution.March 16, 2011 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm in reply to: When young adult leaves to be Frei #776670
chalilavchas: Hundreds is a gross understatement. By teenagers the same phenomenon is even more widespread. Ask any person who has experience dealing with frum teenagers. Its shocking, but unfortunately true.March 16, 2011 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm in reply to: Bocher with No college, what to do? #750363
nfgo3: thanks, anytime.
I happen to be a licensed mechanical engineer. The studying and tests were grueling. In the end I am happy I did it. I spent 1 month trying to figure out the whole concept of “ohms”. As a residential electrician, most people will never come across such things. Not sure why it takes up a fair percentage of the test.
A few years after I received my “Master Electrician” license, I had some sort of mid-life crisis and changed profession.
There are many people however who have a “Journey-man” license. Which is a lower level license. That might be a good idea for someone not interested in training for as long.March 16, 2011 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm in reply to: Regional Quirks #881094
always here: seems like someone here knows what they are saying.
btw. I say ketchupMarch 16, 2011 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm in reply to: Men and Manners #750189
mytake:”(Beware: This will gross you out)”
You forgot that I’m a guy. lol.March 16, 2011 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm in reply to: Men and Manners #750185
eclipse: seems like you had a bad experience with men.
I’m a guy (can tell from the name) and one time a lady tripped as she was walking, I rushed over to help her up, and she instead asked me to call over a lady from the nearby house. (I was 14 at the time, so it wouldn’t have been such a big deal anyway).
Besides for that time, the only other time I was there when a lady tripped and needed help, I went over and helped her up.
The gemara says not to be a “chossid shoteh”
btw: I have been on many frum buses before with a mechitzah. The pushing comes from both sides (men and women), as its hard to tell if there is someone on the other side.March 16, 2011 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm in reply to: Advice line in Mishpacha Family First #750318
I think this guy is my chavrusa. (at least when he shows up)
not kiddingMarch 16, 2011 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm in reply to: Regional Quirks #881091
BasYisroel94: there is a physical difference between ketchup and tomato sauce.
Another point: nowadays they use white boards.
Dustbin lorry/ garbage truck
smart/handsomeMarch 16, 2011 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm in reply to: Regional Quirks #881090
BasYisroel94: there is a physical difference between ketchup and tomato sauce.
Another point: nowadays they use white boards.
Dustbin lorry/ garbage truck
smart/handsomeMarch 16, 2011 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm in reply to: Bocher with No college, what to do? #750360
Boro park girl: Actually to become a licensed mechanical engineer (plumber, electrician, HVAC) you need to work for a licensed individual for 7 years. The licensing tests are also extremely difficult. They ask many questions about subjects you will never come across in the line of the work. (ie. ohms, resistance)
Most people who you see advertised in the phonebook that say they are licensed, are actually working under someone else’s license.March 16, 2011 8:50 am at 8:50 am in reply to: ipod touches. #757641
Sean: Another problem
Is when they already have limited access (google maps, email, app store), it increases the chance of them being able to completely remove restrictions. As I said, the only options would be to install your own filter software once you jailbreak the iPod. Or another option, Its not so practical, but if you can open the iPod (many people do it) and physically remove the modified ISA Ethernet card.March 16, 2011 8:35 am at 8:35 am in reply to: When young adult leaves to be Frei #776667
Realize that I wrote “remain cordial and friendly”. In this situation that’s all it calls for. Unconditional love makes them believe that you came to terms with their decision.March 16, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am in reply to: Will The Truth Ever Come Out? #750668
Could you elaborate?March 16, 2011 12:16 am at 12:16 am in reply to: Which Non-Jewish personality inspires you? #960600
Justin BieberMarch 16, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am in reply to: Need four for minyan ben hazmanim trip #750204
YWN CR rules specifically state:
“2 – Personal email addresses or websites will not be published. Posts that ask others to meet them at “Plonis” will not be approved. Should a blogger continuously try to pry personal information from others, he/she will be booted from YWN”
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/rules-of-the-ywn-coffee-room-please-readMarch 15, 2011 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm in reply to: When young adult leaves to be Frei #776660
Sorry to be blunt, but as long as they are comfortable and successful in their new life, there is little chance of them coming back. However, the second anything goes slightly wrong, little seeds of doubt start to spread in their mind and many times they end up returning to Judaism at that point. The only thing to do is remain cordial and friendly with them. Hopefully they will return. It may take a long time, but be patient and let matters run their natural course.March 15, 2011 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm in reply to: teens and texting #750779
There should be no punishment. If they are the age to be doing that, obviously punishments wont help. On the contrary it would probably worsen the situation. These issues have to be dealt with before they arise. The only hope you have is to explain to them the reason why they themselves should want to stop this practice. (ie. Such as explaining to a teenage girl that the boy they are texting is most probably just trying to take advantage of them) If they themselves understand the negativity of the matter, than they might come to abandon the idea.March 15, 2011 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm in reply to: ipod touches. #757637
Grandmaster: As Sean said, if he would sync it from a different computer he would lose all the memory. The only option would be, is if his friend has all the same music and videos (if he has those). Than he can just get them from the other computer. It is a far stretch for a kid to go to those lengths, however if he is determined it can be done. Regarding the internet, yes it will absolutely take away the restrictions if he syncs from a different computer.
Sean ben Noach: Thanx for keeping me on my feet with all your valuable insights. I am working on another way to completely restrict whatever I want on the iPod touch. However it requires a jailbreak and then I could add my own filter software. I’ll let you know if I succeed with it.March 14, 2011 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm in reply to: Birthday present for Husband #751536
MDG: That would work the other way around, however usually its the husbands money. what good would it be to tell him to buy himself something and then put a price limit. Where’s the logic?March 14, 2011 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm in reply to: ipod touches. #757627
Sean: I have screenshots of the whole process. Would love to share with u but can’t load them onto CRMarch 14, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm in reply to: Bicycle, Bicycle #754916
I drive a tus-tus as a means of transportation. 150 cc, top speed 160 km/h. Can’t go back to riding a bicycle.March 14, 2011 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm in reply to: ipod touches. #757624
You can bypass every single filter and restriction on the iPod touch without reseting it to factory conditions. One way is if you upgrade to a newer firmware, it is impossible to know it was upgraded. Another way is to go into parental controls and put a temporary restore for Internet. It does not require the password for this, and you can put it back exactly how it was before without anyone (no matter their tech. skills) being able to know about it. Sean Ben Noach: I am also a tech. advisor and senior computer programmer. I have written and decodified hundreds of programs and am proficient in HTML, c++, .NET, Java and many other operating platforms. I can honestly tell you, that there is no fool-proof way to restrict Internet on an iPod touch. I own one myself and constantly play around with the parental controls. I an giving you the benefit of the doubt by saying you are uninformed and not naive. Feel free to tell me if you think
I’m wrong.March 14, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm in reply to: talking about personal things aloud on cell phone in public #749430
Metrodriver: Thanx for the humor. I had no idea that you take me seriously enough to bother responding. Given my other posts, I find it hard for people to take me seriously.March 14, 2011 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm in reply to: Niturah Kartah #750455
Daas Yochid: you are right in theory, however the extremist faction of NK preceded the moderates by years.March 14, 2011 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm in reply to: bnos chava! #749415
stickynote: just adding to Popa. You missed out zollis pub, ben yehuda, eilat, egypt, nargila (hooka), tustusing (motorcycling) etc. There’s not enough space or time to write all the things you missed out.March 14, 2011 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm in reply to: Confronting the Past #749103
HaLeivi: why are you so interested in other peoples life stories. I’m not analyzing you, but I do think its strange.March 14, 2011 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm in reply to: Birthday present for Husband #751504
Get him an attache case. For some reason, all ladies get that for their husband and they think their husbands appreciate it. My neighbor has 31 attache cases in his closet. He plans on making a sale of them next week when his wife goes on vacation.March 14, 2011 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm in reply to: Publicly hang terrorists Eichmann style. Agree? #749835
Bury them with a pig. It will be the biggest disappointment possible to give them. Knowing that they gave up their life for this action, and are not getting any reward for it!March 14, 2011 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm in reply to: when you were in kindergarden… #749564
I had it sent in film canisters. my kids are looking over my shoulders and have no idea what I’m talking about!March 13, 2011 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm in reply to: bnos chava! #749408
Why else do you think they ask for a picture of you on the application, if not to judge the weightMarch 13, 2011 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm in reply to: talking about personal things aloud on cell phone in public #749426
Metrodriver: if u were referring to me, I don’t enjoy the conversation per se rather I get a new understanding each time how much more normal I am than some of these peopleMarch 13, 2011 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm in reply to: sitting next to opposite gender on plane #749760
I think that for many people in the CR, it would be wrong to sit next to people of the same gender. Not kidding.March 13, 2011 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm in reply to: Confronting the Past #749102
When I described my former rosh yeshiva as ym”s, it doesn’t mean I didn’t brush off the incident. I was actually told by R’ Shmuel Kaminetsky that I am right and this person has no business being a rosh yeshiva. He however advised me not to publicize the name as it might cause negative backlash for me.March 13, 2011 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm in reply to: ipod touches. #757619
Grada: i specifically said “unfiltered” Internet is assur. I never said I think there is a problem if there is a filterMarch 12, 2011 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm in reply to: Niturah Kartah #750438
I happen to live next to one of the heads of NK, and even if there is a moderate wing they do not represent NK. The NK is an extremist fanatic group. They themselves disassociate themselves from any moderates who claim to be NK.March 12, 2011 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm in reply to: Hiring Heimish #749921
I bought a pair of Rockport dress shoes at standard price in Marshalls for $35.99. The next day I happened to be in a frum shoe store and the exact same pair was $115. Many times the frum stores charge ridiculously exorbitant prices. I don’t think any Rov would say that I should have bought it in the frum store!March 12, 2011 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm in reply to: car trunks. what do you keep in there? #749650
are ther cops reading this? if yes, I am not sure I want to go into detail of what I have there.March 12, 2011 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm in reply to: Confronting the Past #749098
Why can’t people get over such trivial things. Most of the stories I see here are events that were daily occurrences for me in school. Even when my Rosh Yeshiva ym”s called the police on me and falsely accused me, I knew he was wrong and there’s no reason to take it personally. I may have tougher skin than the average person, but at least for the small things just let them slide.March 12, 2011 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm in reply to: talking about personal things aloud on cell phone in public #749419
I love to hear peoples personal conversations. The more I hear of them, the more normal I realize I am than most people.March 12, 2011 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm in reply to: ipod touches. #757601
I think giving unfiltered internet to anyone is a crime and assur mideoraisa. This is sort of hypocritical of me , as i have unfiltered internet on my iPod touch, but my comment still holds trueMarch 12, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm in reply to: sitting next to opposite gender on plane #749740
believe it or not, I once sat between a husband and wife. they specifically didn’t sit next to each other because one wanted the window and one the aisle. I switched my window seat to sit in between them and ended up sitting next to a man and woman at the same time. Notice: you can’t tell from my post if i am male or female. lolMarch 10, 2011 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm in reply to: ipod touches. #757591
sean: i hate to be so blunt. But i know many kids, who at the age of 12-15 who have bypassed every single restriction on the ipod touch. it took them less than a week to figure out. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can block anything on it.