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Wow, Seagate releases 10 TB drives!
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More ideas on how to solve the JDK 9 breaking log4j 1.x..
Backward compatibility / Version Concern. Paul Benedict pbenedict at apache.org. Mon Jul 18 15:01:32 UTC 2016. Previous message: Runtime.Version; Next message: Backward compatibility / Version Concern; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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Java 9 will break your beloved Log4j 1.2!! Better upgrade to Log4j 2.x soon!
Moving on to Log4j 2: Log4j 1.2 is broken on Java 9. Log4j 1 has had a good run. First released in 1999, it is still widely used in a variety of Java-based projects. With Java 9, that is likely to come to an end: Log4j 1.2 is broken on Java 9. Essentially the MDC depends on the Java version ...
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I love these Pixar + Khan Academy lessons!
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.
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Chances are your doctor has you popping statin drugs daily to lower your cholesterol and let you live longer?
 
Interesting. This analysis on data collected from 68,000 people over 60 years showed a positive correlation between elevated LDL-C and longevity – bringing into question why conventional medicine continues to try and lower it with statins.
An international team of experts has found that older people with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of LDL-C. The findings, resulting from an analysis of past studies involving more than 68,000 participants over 60 years of age, call into question the 'cholesterol hypothesis' which suggests people with high cholesterol are at risk of dying and need statin drugs to lower...
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Great advice: just talk to the victim if you catch a bully attacking him or her.
 
Here's some great advice shared by Facebook user Paul O'Connor who's suggesting handling potentially dangerous situations differently than a straigh
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The USA has the highest parenting happiness gap thanks to poor support for balancing work/home lives, compared to other countries.
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Oooh #Lucene does well in this new paper comparing effectiveness (MAP) vs efficiency (time to run searches) of various search engines.
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Wow, it looks like Java 9 will break log4j 1.x in subtle ways, and then the resulting discussion on the Log4j list is an entertaining demonstration of how difficult software development is!

The original thread that spawned this discussion is here: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jigsaw-dev/2016-July/008575.html
From, Sent On, Attachments. Paul Benedict, Jul 14, 2016 7:56 am. Ralph Goers, Jul 14, 2016 8:47 am. Remko Popma, Jul 14, 2016 8:47 am. Ralph Goers, Jul 14, 2016 8:48 am. Matt Sicker, Jul 14, 2016 8:50 am. Paul Benedict, Jul 14, 2016 8:52 am. Matt Sicker, Jul 14, 2016 9:00 am.
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My kids love this video!
 
Liberated from a private post. I just love this video. The song is cool and catchy, but the vid is so cool because it just depicts a bunch of normal, non-beautiful people (well, in the narrow-minded, physical sense at least) just cuttin' loose and having some fun. Okay, in a supermarket and in a relatively clothing-optional fashion, granted, but it's all in good fun and I just love the feeling. Great video, great vibe!
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My brother, +Greg McCandless, putting the finishing flame-thrower touches on last night's creme brulee for desert!
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    Committer on Apache Lucene, 2014 - present
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    Committer on Apache Lucene, 2007 - 2014
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Apache Lucene hacker, co-author Lucene in Action 2nd edition
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Michael loves building software; he's been building search engines for more than a decade. In 1999 he co-founded iPhrase Technologies, a startup providing a user-centric enterprise search application, written primarily in Python and C. After IBM acquired iPhrase in 2005, Michael fell in love with Lucene, becoming a committer in 2006 and PMC member in 2008. Michael has remained an active committer, helping to push Lucene to new places in recent years. He's co-author of Lucene in Action, 2nd edition. In his spare time Michael enjoys building his own computers, writing software to control his house (mostly in Python), encoding videos and tinkering with all sorts of other things.
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