Is the word for ‘helper’ used to describe Eve in Genesis 2, also used for God helping Israel?

I heard in a sermon podcast I was listening to, this claim:

Now the word used for helper when describing Eve is the same word used to describe God in the way he helps Israel

This being in Genesis 2:18 (NIV):

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

The point being that ‘helper’ is not a pejorative, but is highly honorable.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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Is the word for ‘helper’ used to describe Eve in Genesis 2, also used for God helping Israel?

I heard in a sermon podcast I was listening to, this claim:

Now the word used for helper when describing Eve is the same word used to describe God in the way he helps Israel

This being in Genesis 2:18 (NIV):

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

The point being that ‘helper’ is not a pejorative, but is highly honorable.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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Question: The person who I had an accident with won’t give me the claim number and isn’t helping me out with the claim and I don’t know what to do?

Question: The person who I had an accident with won’t give me the claim number and isn’t helping me out with the claim and I don’t know what to do?

Question: The person who I had an accident with won’t give me the claim number and isn’t helping me out with the claim and I don’t know what to do?

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Is CORS helping in anyway against Cross-Site Forgery?

I’ve been reading in the last couple of days about CORS and in a lot of places it’s mentioned as it is a “Security” feature to help the world from cross domain forgery.

I still don’t see the benefit and the reasoning for CORS. Ok, browsers will do a preflight request / server will validate the origin. But an attacker can easily create an HttpRequest top-bottom with whatever Headers(Origin) he wants and he will get access to the resource.

How is CORS helping and what’s the benefit of it?

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Helping someone who has antagonized her colleagues

I work as a developer in the web/mobile department of a big org. We have developers divided in teams, we have team leads, and we have project leaders. There’s a “new” project leader who is having trouble with how our team works and “clashes” now with our team leads and a few of our developers. From what I see, it stems from misunderstandings (followed by some unfortunate incidents from the team leads) and maybe incompetence on her part (this is the first time she has such a role).

I didn’t work with her the first four months she started here, just heard a bit from people at the end, some of them not wanting to work with her anymore. I started to work with her a couple of months ago.

Here are the things I’m seeing from her :

  • She takes things very personally : she’s working on a project which has been abandoned for a while (not many people who worked on it are still there) and the analysis isn’t good. So when we develop a feature and we discover there’s more than meets the eye and things will take more time than expected, we tell her. From the way she reacts, it’s as if we told her “You missed this, you screwed up !” where it’s more of a “This was missing, we have to investigate this further to make sure we’re not missing anything else to make sure everything works still as expected”.
  • This ties with the second issue : she must place blame. And since it’s not her fault, it must be ours. That’s not how we work : if something goes wrong, our first priority is to fix it. Then, depending on the severity or if there’s a pattern, we try to fix this too (be it a personal failing or an issue in the way we work). But you rarely hear here “That’s your fault, I’m not dealing with this”. So when we raise an issue, since she thinks we blame her, she quickly becomes very defensive and blames us for things which are not our responsibility. She says stuff like “You missed it”, “You hid this”,… very confrontational and not constructive.
  • Which brings me to the incompetent part : I don’t think she realises that some stuff is her responsibility (or that we as dev just don’t have the knowledge to foresee some issues that she should as project leader).

To be fair, she has some reasons to be (now) uncomfortable in the team (which would make her more defensive, although from what I heard she was like that in the beginning too) :

  • I know of an incident where team lead A send an e-mail to her by mistake, where he complains about her about her not respecting once again a protocol put in place (no calling names or insults).
  • During meetings, team lead B has been losing patience bit by bit (as have some developers), namely because of the stuff described above (she gets defensive, there’s non-constructive blaming and time is wasted instead of solving the actual issue). This has all cumulated in today’s meeting, where again we made her aware a certain feature wasn’t done (which should have been) because it was missing from the scope. When she started again saying “Why did you miss it, why didn’t you tell me it was missing and waited until now ?” (we just discovered today this had to be done, that’s why), team lead B kinda lost it. They went back and forth, with B telling her at different points to leave the room, that the whole team was complaining about her and that he hopes she’s not a product leader for this feature anymore.

So she has her shortcomings, but things haven’t been handled on our side that well either.

The thing is… I feel for her.

  • She’s a woman in IT (I am too) which is not easy. I know I’ve been
    fortunate in the places I’ve worked, but I know other women who have
    experienced the “boy’s club” that the IT world can be. The people who
    have the most problems with her also seem to be strong-minded men.
  • She might come from a culture where I know they are quite cut throat (the “blame game” can come from there : colleagues aren’t your friends, they throw you under the bus and step on you to go a bit higher). I’m not 100% sure since I didn’t ask her, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
  • English isn’t her first language and she seems to have difficulties at times to find the right words, so I think there’s also something lost in translation (and again, that same culture I was talking before, are known to be bad at English)
  • It might be a hell from her own making, but some members of the team are now actively against her (for example not wanting to be in a meeting with her without her manager or someone senior present)

I’d like to offer her to go to lunch sometime, but don’t know if it’s a good idea. We’ve had a cordial relationship until now, when we’ve talked one on one before and it went well. I wouldn’t bring all this up, but I think it would be good to get to know her, and her to know someone from our team. We’re going to continue to work together the next few months, and I’d like for us to work as a team and be productive, and I wonder if lending an ear and getting to know each other might help. Right now, since things aren’t so well, we only see her rarely in critical meetings where emotions run high (on both sides).

Do you guys think it’s a good idea ?

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…..went to the village (to help/for helping?) the farmers

Last summer the student went to the village ______ the farmers.

A) to help
B) for helping

Although both of the above options sound correct which one is a better choice to use here ? Or they both are equally good and don’t make any difference ?

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Javascript – Array – Helping selecting and storing the values in a variable

I am trying to return the second and third value in an array – but struggling to do so with my limited JS knowledge.

I have two arrays which are combined into one and looks like this:

"0.003839795 - clothes ,0.171756425 - food",0.00741361072561247 - electronics"

I want to order the array by highest score, and then pull back the score and the category into separate variables.

category1 = value
category1score = value
cat2 score = value
cat2 score = value

The script below works and can return the top product name, but I can’t work out how to make it return the associated score or the second and third prod/scores in the array…

var product;
var finalString=","+user.get('array1')+user.get('array2');
var finalArray = finalString.split(',');
product = finalArray.sort()[finalArray.length - 1] +' - ';
return product.split(' - ')[1];

Thanks in advance

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Helping the Raspberry Pi to work on a weak USB power supply

I’m trying to power my Raspberry from my TV’s USB port (originally intended to show pictures from an usb stick).

It mostly works, but I get some random reboots, while it works perfectly with an external USB power supply. Usually it will work correctly for a couple of minutes, so I suspect that particular USB port gives enough power for most of the time but not enough for some spikes in power usage.

It is a Model B (not by choice, it’s just what I have lying around, I bought it on launch day) with a WiFi dongle and a TSOP32238 on GPIO. I control it using an IR remote and I already shut it down before turning off the TV (even if the Raspi is running on a separate power source).

I don’t have a space problem (behind a typical TV you have plenty) but a cabling / power outlets one (in this particular location I don’t have space to hide power bricks and the like).

I’m thinking about adding a large capacitor to help it survive those spikes:

  • Does it makes sense at all?
  • How large could be large enough?
  • Instead of building a custom USB cable, it would be much cleaner to plug it on the Pi’s pins. Is this going to cause any problem? I’m pretty sure it could not overvolt the Pi (typical risk when trying to power a Pi from those pins using an external supply) but I’m not sure about other kinds of problems.

I already do a clean shutdown every time I turn off the TV (either before or after it) so having the requirement to remember shutting it down is not a problem.

Plan B would be to use some UPS-like (like this or a similar idea ) thing also taking power from the TV’s usb port.

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Question: What is a good title for volcanoes helping out the environment?

Question: What is a good title for volcanoes helping out the environment?

Question: What is a good title for volcanoes helping out the environment?

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Question: The new ad campaign is helping Nike in the short term. What about the future?

Question: The new ad campaign is helping Nike in the short term. What about the future?

Question: The new ad campaign is helping Nike in the short term. What about the future?

You can suddenly buy shoes, but you can’t suddenly not-buy them. A boycott takes a while to be felt if your product is something people buy only occasionally.

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