Kosher Ham

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  • in reply to: Halachos of 3D Printing #1024405

    Kosher Ham
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    @crazybrit: What is Step #3?

    The only problem with 3D printing that I could think of is printing articles from the Bais HaMikdash, e.g., the Menorah.

    in reply to: Internet Abuse #982087

    Kosher Ham
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    You’ve got 1 year, at the most, to instill delayed gratification & how to be a person of integrity in this young man before he turns 21 & is of age, legally, in the state of New York.

    I’d recommend going to a frum counsellor immediately. Why? Simply because asking here in the Coffee Room shows that you don’t have the experience nor the tools in combating this problem professionally.

    I am assuming that this individual lives at home. Why not make an enforceable rule that the computer(s) are placed in a public room, such as a kitchen, dining area, or living room, and forbid the use of computers in bedrooms and other private areas of the house or apartment.

    Next, you should install a filter system on said computer(s) to prohibit visiting sites which are treif.

    This doesn’t prevent everything that should be blocked being blocked, such as the “Dating Without Tachlis” group on Facebook, for example, so you might want to install a keystroke logger program and let it be known to the 20 year old all software will track him.

    He could end up going to internet cafes, public libraries, or using wi-fi on a smart phone or iPod Touch. He should not ever have a smart phone, iPod Touch, or tablet, simply because you know what WILL happen.

    He has to be made to understand how pernicious this problem can become in his life and that every man has to deal with it. Dealing with it in a mentschlich way will make him a happier person for himself. The choices he makes now in his life will affect his future greatly.

    in reply to: Pawpaw flavored Cholev Yisroel Ice Cream #977007

    Kosher Ham
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    You don’t need a ham radio to be on the amateur radio bands these days. All you need is to either be registered in the EchoLink app or download the EchoLink software onto your computer and you can be talking through EchoLink-ed ham radio repeaters anywhere in the world.

    in reply to: Pawpaw flavored Cholev Yisroel Ice Cream #977003

    Kosher Ham
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    Bookworm120, I don’t think that URLs are allowed in the coffee room, but go to Wikipedia & enter “pawpaw”; it’s the disambiguation link to the fruit.

    rebdoniel, my monikor is a reference to being an Orthodox FCC-licensed amateur radio operator, not to the oxymoron reference of kosher ham. Ham, in my case, is a slang term for an FCC-licensed amateur radio operator.

    in reply to: Shield Star K #998927

    Kosher Ham
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    @apushatayid: Chill out & take a deep breath before further posting. And then think thrice before clicking the “Send Post” button.

    I always take a photo of the item in question with my iPod Touch & e-mail it to my Rav HaMachsher, who shall remain nameless & works @ the /cRc. Some items with an unacceptable hechsher are nevertheless kosher depending on what industrial category of food item they are – they’re kosher in spite of the unacceptable hechsher.

    Your last sentence is dangerously close to what’s in the NT, Mark 7:18-23, more specifically to Mark 7:20. You shouldn’t be sounding like you’re quoting the NT.

    in reply to: Shield Star K #998925

    Kosher Ham
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    The Kosher symbol in question does not appear on the /cRc web site nor its app because the /cRc has not accepted it as a reliable hechsher. Call the /cRc offices for yourself @ their telephone number 1(773)465-3900. I work p/t for them and have had to explain to one of the restaurants under the supervision of the /cRc that had a product from that hechsher in question that it is an unacceptable hechsher as far as the /cRc is concerned.

    in reply to: Your Favorite Liqueur #928199

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    in reply to: Dressing up as a Nun, Munk,or Santa Claus for Purim #927338

    Kosher Ham
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    Peerimsameach: Better than dressing as a monk (notice the correct spelling), I think that you should dress as an Imam. That way you’d get stopped by DHS at any transportation facility and the NYPD would be spying on you.

    in reply to: mezonos rolls #916448

    Kosher Ham
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    I remember that somewhere in halacha it stated that kavanah was part of the reason that one makes HaMotzi instead of Mezonos. If one is reasoning that you’re eating a meal (koveah seudah), irregardless of the amount of juice used instead of water, that the bracha is HaMotzi; not Mezonos.

    Those “mezonos” bagels with a shmear are really “hamotzi” because that’s your breakfast.

    I always considered mezonos bread the same as the tooth fairy – neither really exists in reality.

    in reply to: Shocking Study of Modern Orthodox OTD Rate #941526

    Kosher Ham
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    @nishtdayngesheft

    You wrote in your previous post:

    Both you and Ham said it was “quoted” on HM’s blog, not that it was written by Shaviv. Make up your mind.

    This is a falsehood on your part. I clearly wrote, unambiguously:

    Paul Shaviv, the head of Ramaz School in NY is quoted as:

    You owe me and possibly Crisis an apology after saying we didn’t do something that we did do, indeed. Could I possibly be more clear than I was and you more wrong than you were about your falsehood?

    When I post, I try very hard to keep opinions out of my postings and to stick to facts. I might not succeed each and every time, but I personally feel with an attitude like that, my posting contributes a viewpoint without personal attacks. You might want to give it a try for yourself. It could even improve your middos.

    Try not to be like Curly from the 3 Stooges, who says, “I’m trying to think, but nothing happens!”.

    in reply to: Shocking Study of Modern Orthodox OTD Rate #941509

    Kosher Ham
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    Firstly:

    Can anyone point me to the “unpublished” study? Paul Shaviv, the head of Ramaz School in NY is quoted as:

    That being said, why is there all these comments without fact-checking first?

    This topic of discussion has led to comments on YWN with unbridled sinas chinam against the MO. The moderators need to do a better job of not posting those comments with vile sinas chinam. Is there any wonder why there’s no Bais HaMikdosh after nearly 2000 years? Sinas chinam is worse than the 3 major avairos one must die for rather than commit, if forced.

    Please, people, show some “V’ohavta l’rei’acha kamocha”.

    I would advise the moderators to remove the comments that espouse sinas chinam. I hope the moderators don’t condone those comments.

    in reply to: know any frum vegetarians or vegans? #918565

    Kosher Ham
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    I try to do the vegan thing during the weekdays, but I’m not 100% strict about it. It’s more for health reasons. I was diagnosed with high uric acid in my blood, which is a precursor for gout. My grandmother had that. I try and avoid plant protein as well.

    Really, there is no need for any protein intake other than the Omegas: Omega-3, Omega-6, & Omega-9, since those are the only proteins that the body needs, but can’t manufacture. For those of you who want to comment about the need for protein, unless you send me a scientific study that states proteins are a necessity, don’t bother with your uneducated mythologies. I try to loosely follow the Pritikin Program.

    I definitely eat fish, poultry, & red meat on Shabbos & Yom Tov, but I try to keep the protein intake to a minimum.

    yytz: I know Dovid Sears personally. He’s a very sincere, pushute Breslover, and former Mendy the Golem comic book author.

    in reply to: Judy Brown, Author of "Hush", Declares herself an Atheist #895684

    Kosher Ham
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    I would like to refer you to Harry Maryles’ Emes Ve-Emunah (HaEmtza blogspot), here in Chicago, where he discusses this in detail, with comments from its readers. (09/06/12 posting)

    To sum up his point, he faults her educational system, BY, for being so chareidi as to not be open enough for other frum peoples ideas, like Rabbi Slifkin’s. A comment by Shalom on the blog posting about her sadly bemoaned that “The story almost always seems to read the same: naive, poorly educated Jew abandons her community after reading a little bit of atheistic rhetoric.”.

    If we don’t educate our youth about the sciences properly with Torah perspectives from ALL frum sources, we potentially create a person whose faith can be lost by just going up on the internet and reading a bit of atheistic rhetoric.

    in reply to: Budget for Newlyweds #898755

    Kosher Ham
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    1) There’s no financial secrets in a marriage

    2) I found that linking all my accounts on Mint.com helps me budget by seeing where my money goes & for setting goals.

    in reply to: Problem with GMail. You too? #894569

    Kosher Ham
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    I have a problem with GMail when using an iOS device with VPN turned on. Apparently, GMail thinks it’s being possibly hacked when I try to send out e-mail when using a VPN at a public wi-fi hotspot. It won’t send the e-mail & then it notifies me that there was a possible hack attempted on my account. But it’s me through the VPN’s server.

    Any ideas for a remedy to make it work?

    in reply to: Toenail Fungus #891948

    Kosher Ham
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    I followed those directions to a tee.

    It would’ve been more polite of you to not assume that I didn’t follow those directions and instead, asked me if I had, indeed, followed those directions to a tee, which I used “religiously” instead of “to a tee”. Don’t worry, I’m slow to get angry and quick to forgive.

    in reply to: Toenail Fungus #891946

    Kosher Ham
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    Dr G, is the fungus present in the bloodstream, and if so, is that the transport method that the fungus uses to infect other nails, both toes & fingers?

    I used the prescription nail polish, Penlac (TM), with it’s 8% cyclopyrox (sp?) anti-fungal religiously for 6 months, too, but that barely made any difference on the most severely infected nails.

    I feel that people who use the mikvah have an obligation to others to be disease-free so as not to transmit any possible transmissible diseases & infections to others who use the mikvah. Apparently, not everybody feels the same way I do about this topic.

    Some people out here would rather you spend your hard-earned money on modern day snake oil remedies, sadly.

    in reply to: Toenail Fungus #891929

    Kosher Ham
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    I had toenail fungus. I used the Lamisil tablets after my podiatrist had me take a blood test for my liver functionality. If you’re a big person, there’s a risk of having fatty infiltration of the liver if you’re big & consume lots of fatty foods. It you’re big and taking the Lamisil pills, cut down on your fat intake drastically. It went away in some toes, but because those other toes that it never went away in, the fungus came back.

    I decided to get the laser treatment. My podiatrist also prescribed the generic Lamisil pills together with the laser treatment and said that Target sells a 90 (?) day supply for $10, so I got the pills @ Target pharmacy.

    You’ll feel the laser treatment will slightly burn. My podiatrist told me to tell him when this burning feeling happens. My toenails have grown very slow, but, B”H, the new growth part of the nail is fungus-free, pushing outwards towards the end of the nail. I’d recommend laser treatment if nothing else seems to work.

    For those of you who have jobs with health insurance, your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) can be used to pay for treatment, since medical insurance doesn’t cover this procedure. Usually in October (open season), you’ll choose how much money to set aside annually for your FSA. Make sure to include enough money for this procedure.

    In addition, I purchased a medical device shaped like a shoe tree with an ultraviolet light that fits inside your shoes. It automatically sterilizes your shoes from toenail fungi, odor-causing bacteria, and viruses. In addition, you can use your FSA to pay for this too, as long as your podiatrist writes you a letter of medical necessity for this item. It automatically turns itself off after 45 minutes, too.

    I’m torn telling you not to go to the mikva, but I would recommend that you find a premium, upscale mikva that you have to pay to use. That way, there’s less of a chance of getting re-infected. I got infected in my 30s from my ex. I never had it before I got married & I always went to the mikva.

    in reply to: Does every 4 cornered "garment" need Tzitzis? #891530

    Kosher Ham
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    Someone told me that I need to round off the corners of my 4th Dr. Who scarf. It’s 14′ long & about 1′ wide with non-tzitzis tassels at both ends just like the one the Dr. wore. I wear it in the winter & on Purim. Does this, l’chatchila, need tzitzis??

    in reply to: Amateur Radio #888715

    Kosher Ham
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    Does anyone know if the net “Mesivta D’Rakia” is still going on? What day, time, and frequency, if so?

    in reply to: Missionaries: fight or ignore? #888808

    Kosher Ham
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    Ignore them is my advice unless you’ve studied their NT & know how to use it to poke holes in their theology. Best Jewish apologetic work is a book by Gerald Sigal, from the Jews for Judaism site, entitled “The Jew and the Christian Missionary: A Jewish Response to Missionary Christianity” (Ktav Publishing House, 1981).

    in reply to: Security experts warn of dangers of rogue Wi-Fi hotspots #881310

    Kosher Ham
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    Am I wrong to assume that if you set up your wi-fi device with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) “app” & change your settings to use it, that you are safe?

    in reply to: I have a problem with internet filters.(And I'm frum) #878380

    Kosher Ham
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    You could always log in at the library to get access to these issues. I mean, isn’t that why the bocherim are at the library?

    in reply to: Unfiltered Internet #876614

    Kosher Ham
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    I’d like to use a filter, but there’s no filter available for my A1200 computer.

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