London Calling

Once upon a time, I woke up early in the morning and hit the gym with Cushman. As we were exiting the gym, a WPI custodian and fellow gym dude said, "Hey, did you hear? A plane just crashed into the world trade center." We rushed home and sat glued to the TV for the rest of the day. I recall the second plane crashing. It was a horrible day.

For Londoners, a very similar occurrence went on today. In the morning rush hour, bombs went off in the Underground in 6-7 spots and at least one bus was bombed. Imagine waking up, going about your normal routine only to be shocked by a bomb. Sometimes life deals you the shittiest hand ever and you are forced to bring it to the river.

Today, my thoughts are with all Londoners. My thoughts are also with my cousin who is studying over in London. If you are a local, keep your head down, and know that we are thinking about you.

Read up here: BBC London Blast, BBC news: general, CNN London Blast.

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Calling all Java nerds …

Ok, if you are a nerd like me who codes in Java, you can relate to the following situation. You are compiling your code, or executing some software when BAM, an exception get's thrown. Something is missing. You cannot dynamically locate a file. What the hell?!? Where is this file? The package isn't one you've written. How the hell are you going to track it down?

Here's the answer: Jarhoo. Jarhoo allows you to search an online database that maps classnames with jars, or jar files with packages, or jars with classnames. It's an immense time saver. If you are that kind of nerd, this is definitely something you should have in your toolbelt.

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Porn is big business

Wow, Porn is huge. I always knew it was big business, but I never knew HOW big it really was. Check this:

Internet Pornography Statistics Pornography Industry Revenue Statistics

Size of the industry $57.0 billion world-wide - $12.0 billion US
Adult videos $20 billion
Escort services $11 billion
Magazines $7.5 billion
Sex clubs $5 billion
Phone sex $4.5 billion
Cable/Pay per view $2.5 billion
Internet $2.5 billion
CD-Rom $1.5 billion
Novelties $1.0 billion
Other $1.5 billion
Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all
professional football, baseball and basketball franchises.
US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC
(6.2 billion)
Child pornography generates $3 billion annually

Internet Pornography Statistics

Pornographic websites 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
Pornographic pages 372 million
Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total
search engine requests)
Daily pornographic emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)
Average daily pornographic emails/user 4.5 per Internet user
Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of
all downloads)
Daily Gnutella "child pornography" requests 116 thousand
Websites offering illegal child pornography 100 thousand
Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms 89%
Youths who received sexual solicitation 20%
Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites 72 million annually

Children Internet Pornography Statistics

Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography 11 years old
Largest consumer of Internet pornography 12 - 17 age group
15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures 80%
8-16 year olds having viewed porn online 90% (most while doing
7-17 year olds who would freely give out home address 29%
7-17 year olds who would freely give out email address 14%
Childrens' character names linked to thousands of porn links 26
(Including Pokeman and Action Man)

Adult Internet Pornography Statistics

Men admitting to accessing pornography at work 20%
US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites 40 million
Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week 53%
Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home 47%
Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction 10%
Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites 72% male -
28% female

Women and Pornography

70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.
17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.
Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in
real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.
Women favor chat rooms 2X more than men.
1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women.
9.4 million women access adult web sites each month.
Women admitting to accessing pornography at work 13%

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