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i want to feed into the stereotype that this sort of distinction is why jews made good lawyers but i imagine all religions have this absurd level of specificity. anyway just stumbled on this when someone posted something about an AI Rabbi because AI. i just read and exchange someone generated in AI with Mary I of England.

this pertains to  which prayer to say over bread as opposed to other grain-related offering like cake but the jewiness comes in what i guess are the endless debates over what constitutes what. i am actually familiar with "hamotzee" though honestly cannot recall seeing it in transliteration as it is part of a common prayer that one says before.... i guess eating a sabbath meal. this is not something we would do but it was probably part of breaking bread during any holiday meal celebration. 

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has brought forth bread from the earth.

- dave 2-28-2023 12:41 pm [link] [7 comments]

For bill

- steve 2-26-2023 3:48 pm [link] [1 comment]

Scientists have discovered a new core at the center of the Earth

- steve 2-24-2023 6:09 pm [link] [add a comment]

saw this victorian era cigarette card (the brand was based in rochester) which got me thinking about tins of loose tobacco i/we got when living in blue hill maine 30 years ago this summer. remembered the green tins but didnt have anything else to go on name-wise. even after seeing the tin it took a while for the name to click into place, three castles. was good stuff though almost too moist.

- dave 2-22-2023 12:48 pm [link] [9 comments]

leveling seattle

- dave 2-21-2023 10:03 pm [link] [add a comment]

Range anxiety in PNW 

- bill 2-15-2023 8:26 am [link] [1 comment]

Saw a few yesterday, today a huge flock of robins in the area. It's Spring!

- bill 2-14-2023 3:03 pm [link] [add a comment]


- dave 2-11-2023 10:50 am [link] [3 comments]

The (EastVillage) Eye

- bill 2-08-2023 8:05 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

Carin Goldberg, 69, Who Transformed Book and Album Cover Design, Dies

She was in the vanguard of female designers who looked to the past to upend the cool modernism of the ’70s with a style that became prominent in the ’80s.

- Skinny 2-02-2023 9:20 am [link] [3 comments]

But what on earth was it doing in Warwickshire?

- dave 1-31-2023 9:30 am [link] [add a comment]

1926 cartoon

- dave 1-20-2023 10:04 pm [link] [1 comment]

- steve 1-18-2023 12:56 am [link] [11 comments]

- dave 1-07-2023 10:37 am [link] [add a comment]

the amazon algorithm really has got my number. love to know the magic confluence of searches that inspired this to show up on my home page.

- dave 12-28-2022 7:04 pm [link] [2 comments]

so chill

- dave 12-22-2022 11:47 am [link] [10 comments]

Best Wishes for the Winter Solstice and all of its Attendant Holidays



Christmas Card Garden


- alex 12-21-2022 10:31 am [link] [add a comment]

takes a lot for me to side with a drum circle against a shipping container but.... honestly doesnt seem like it would be that effective but i guess its a deterrent. 

- dave 12-10-2022 11:38 am [link] [1 comment]

pillars of creation 

- bill 12-07-2022 8:11 am [link] [1 comment]

AI AI Ohhhh shit

What is the AI bot ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a prototype dialogue-based AI chatbot capable of understanding natural human language and generating impressively detailed human-like written text.

It is the latest evolution of the GPT – or Generative Pre-Trained Transformer – family of text-generating AIs.

- dave 12-05-2022 4:57 pm [link] [8 comments]

Trail mix

- bill 12-03-2022 10:15 am [link] [1 comment]

viva magenta

- dave 12-02-2022 2:18 pm [link] [add a comment]

cat fight

- dave 12-02-2022 10:13 am [link] [1 comment]

#1 trending on twitter is. #RIPTwitter.

musk fired half the staff then gave an ultimatum to the rest to quit w/ 3 month severance or work your ass off indefinitely from back in the office which he also mandated. one post i just read said 75% of the remaining employees are taking the offer. possibly those on work visas cant quit. hence the dire hashtag. everyone acting like the titanic is sinking as they say their goodbyes. feels like its too big to fail but man what a clusterfuck musk unleashed. epic hubris.

- dave 11-17-2022 8:22 pm [link] [2 comments]

feeling sheepish

- dave 11-09-2022 9:14 pm [link] [add a comment]