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Comment: Re:yea they fell by 44% (Score 1) 77

by ars (#42601471) Attached to: SSD Prices Fall Dramatically In 2012 But Increase In Q4

As I understand it, this is the current recommended setup for SSD drives.

Actually, I think even better than that is to use an SSD as a caching disk, backed by regular disks.

Then everything can benefit from the speed boost since the computer is better than you at deciding which files need a speedup. You don't want to move so many high write files off of the SSD that you make it pointless.

If you are on linux see: http://bcache.evilpiepirate.org/

Comment: Re:Hey guise (Score 1) 582

by ars (#31485888) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

The subject of self sacrifice is very very complicated. There is no settled answer - it varies by circumstance.

But basically it is prohibited if you are certain you are going to die. Risking your life on the other hand is quite different. Intent matters more than probability here.

However if someone did do it, they are not condemned, as you say. But that's not the same as saying they are allowed to do it.

And certainly you can not help kill someone.

Comment: Re:It's not about death, it's about afterlife (Score 1) 582

by ars (#31485716) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

What about arguing logic with ignorant people?

Because you are wrong, Jews do not believe that. Organ donation has nothing to do with resurrection whatsoever. There is a prohibition of mutilating a corpse, but saving a life trumps that.

The problem is the definition of death and organ donation while the donor heart still beats is considered murder.

Comment: Re:Why would they want a sinner's organs anyway? (Score 2, Informative) 582

by ars (#31480176) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

I know I posted this multiple times.

Most of the posts here were about organ donation and how it's not fair to take but not donate, blah, blah.

What I wanted was to at least inform the conversion toward the actual issues, and not some invented problem.

I have no problem with people arguing over the definition of death, like you did. I just wanted people to at least be aware of what the true issue was.

I don't agree with you BTW. We don't know anywhere near enough about the brain to be able to say what you did. By that definition (upper brain death) many lower animals are dead their entire life. (Or for example that chicken that lived without a head - but it had a living brain stem.)

Cardiac death is much more unambiguous. And BTW, the heart can not beat without a functioning brain stem. So even brain death, is not total brain death.

Comment: Re:Opt-out (Score 1) 582

by ars (#31479336) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

I posted this before, but I figured I'd scatter these replies everywhere so people will see them. There is no religious object to organ donation.

The objection is to murder. Jews do not consider brain death to be death - only cardiac death. But most organ donation is done after brain death, but before cardiac death.

And that's the problem. Not organ donation.

Comment: Re:Why would they want a sinner's organs anyway? (Score 1) 582

by ars (#31479304) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

> Once you're dead it's not like you're harming your body by allowing someone else to cut into it and use your organs to save lives.

And that's the crux of the matter. Jews do not consider brain death to be death. As long as the heart is beating, the person is alive. So removing organs would then be murder.

Comment: Re:Why would they want a sinner's organs anyway? (Score 2, Insightful) 582

by ars (#31479298) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

I wish the article was clearer. The problem is not organ donation. The problem is that most donations are done after brain death, but before cardiac death.

Jews consider that murder. As long as the heart is beating the person is alive.

Donation after cardiac death are always permitted. But that's rarely done.

Comment: Re:Hey guise (Score 5, Informative) 582

by ars (#31479282) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

I posted this before, but here it is again:

Jews do not believe it's wrong to donate. What they believe is that, as long as a persons heart is beating they are alive.

Meaning: They believe it's wrong to murder someone to harvest organs.

Others believe that after brain death the person is dead, and it's not murder.

The argument is not over organ donation, which even the strictest rabbi agrees with.

The argument is over the definition of death, since most organ donation are done after brain, but not cardiac, death.

Comment: Re:pig heart donors however (Score 5, Interesting) 582

by ars (#31479274) Attached to: In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

Jews do not believe it's wrong to donate. What they believe is that, as long as a persons heart is beating they are alive.

Meaning: They believe it's wrong to murder someone to harvest organs.

Others believe that after brain death the person is dead, and it's not murder.

The argument is not over organ donation, which even the strictest rabbi agrees with.

The argument is over the definition of death, since most organ donation are done after brain, but not cardiac, death.

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