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I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

My interests are varied and include computers & computer programming, science fiction & real-life space exploration, politics, and religion; see my active accounts on Stack Overflow.

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comment Does Jewish history record Jesus's saying “I am God” or similar utterance?
@Vector, not necessarily; it’s quite possible to undermine someone’s story without making explicit reference to his claim. The scholarly view that the Talmudic “Yeshu” passages are anti-Christian polemic take that view: that the stories present derogatory details about “Yeshu” which (in passing) undermine any claims to his being a messiah—but without directly addressing such claims.
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comment Is this really “Napoleon’s March”?
@MT_Head From heichalhanegina.blogspot.com: “When the Alter Rebbe heard the marching song of Napoleon's army, he said it was a march of victory. He then decided that the song should be used in one’s service to Hashem. [On Yom Kippur, before the shofar is blown (at the end of Tefillas Neila), it is customary in Lubavitch to sing Napoleon’s March.]” (Note: “The Alter Rebbe” refers to Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812)).
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comment How historically accurate is Les Miserables?
Les Misérables does incorporate a good amount of <del>Author Filibuster</del> text presented as non-fiction.
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comment What percentage of Jews were in “finance” (money-lenders) throughout Middle Ages?
But, @DVK, as relates to the stereotype of “Jews in finance”, tax collection does apply.
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accepted Why did Greeks and Romans dilute their wine?
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comment Why did Greeks and Romans dilute their wine?
I've seen that claim too, but find it hard to accept without specific sources (see my edits).
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