Month: November 2006

You know you’ve been away too long when…

…headlines like “Vujcic vaults Mac TA over Joventut” don’t mean anything at all to you. Maybe it’s just a sports thing. Copyright © 2005-2006 DaShlom. All Rights Reserved. Contact the author at dashlom (at) gmail dot com for reprinting and…

EULA weirdness

Just ran through an Apple software license agreement and came across this little gem: “THE APPLE SOFTWARE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, LIFE SUPPORT MACHINES…

Jonathan Pollard and Spying on Friends

It’s a tenet of Jewish law that Jews unjustly incarcerated must be released. Jewish communities throughout the ages have paid ransoms, sometimes when Jews were kidnapped by antisemitic despots specifically to milk money from the Jews. There are Jews in…

Random Artillery, Missile Strikes

First off, condolences to the family many of whose members were killed when an errant Israeli artillery shell hit a house in Beit Hanun. Innocent civilians should never be fired upon, and those firing should take every step to prevent…