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internet learning

How Chabad Students Beat Steve Jobs to Hacking the Phones
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The Rebbe Led. Steve Jobs Followed.

By On September 22, 2016

The year 1970 was monumental for bell bottoms, earth-lovers, and, it turns out, the technological discoveries that would lead to the internet. On January 17 of that year, a handful of Brooklyn… Read More

Trump’s Supporters Are Making Us Miss the E-Mezuzah
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Could the E-Mezuzah Have Saved the Internet?

By On August 4, 2016

Given that Deuteronomy tells us, “And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts (mezuzot) of our house and on your gates,” Jews generally affix a mezuzah to the doorway of their homes.… Read More

The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks
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The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks

By On April 6, 2016

Did you hear about the time Microsoft created an artificially-intelligent chat robot, released it onto Twitter, and incidentally learned that the world was a cruel and hateful place? The bot, named Tay,… Read More

Finally! Seinfeld in Yiddish.
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Finally! Seinfeld in Yiddish

By On October 6, 2014

The trademark bass-slapping is at first replaced with the opening bars of “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, but otherwise it looks like any other Seinfeld re-run – until Jerry and Elaine open their mouths and… Read More

A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text
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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

By On September 8, 2014

Imagine a digital wonderland where every Jewish text is available free and open-source, where the extraordinary expanse of our texts are waiting to be combed, prodded, and commented upon by interested parties… Read More

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Meet Nigeria’s Jews

By On May 10, 2013

If you thought the wonders of the Internet were best characterized by videos of cats on treadmills and Words With Friends, consider the experience of Shmuel Tikvah ben Yaacov. The web introduced him to… Read More