A Newer, More Powerful Barrel

Patient and loyal readers of this blog will hopefully have noticed a recent welcome improvement in its performance and responsiveness. This is due to its recent transition from the valiant but underpowered Buffalo AirStation WZR-HP-G300NH on which it had been running for the last fifteen months to a somewhat more powerful1 Seagate Go Flex Net […]

Old Wine In New Barrels

From its inception, בין דין לדין has been hosted gratis by Freehostia. About a month ago, the blog finally outgrew the resource limits imposed on free accounts1, and it has become necessary to find it a new home. Every crisis can be an opportunity, and we have therefore decided to realize a long-held aspiration to […]

The Horovshovian Computer

Mississippi Fred MacDowell discusses a Stalinist claim that the famous Russian Jewish scientist, inventor and scholar Haim Zelig Slonimsky had really been the first to invent the telegraph, or at least a certain method for multiplexing messages over a telegraph line. A brief but fascinating account of another important Jewish inventor appears in a responsum […]