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[Comment] Re: Censorship at the Beattie Blog

What the hell does any of it have to do with Java?!? As it is, JavaBlogs is getting swamped with political and personal stuff. We all signed up saying that our blogs would be "mostly" Java. Take a look at your recent blog entries list. All of that ended up in the queue at JavaBlogs and what percentage is related to JAVA? That's called SPAM where I come from.

Please, you are already using categories in your blogging software. Create a RSS channel just for your Java/Programming items and give that to JavaBlogs rather than the RSS channel that includes everything. Doing that in most bloggers is usually pretty easy.

[Comment] Re: Do the "benefits" of encrypting user passwords within your database outweigh the grief?

If you have good network security (firewall, physical server lockdown) and ensure all password exchange is done over SSL, then the benefits of encrypting user passwords within your database probably does <b>NOT</b> outweigh the grief in your case.
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If you're truly concerned about plain text emails, then offer users the ability to store a public key on your system – then you can encrypt sensitive emails. If users aren't as worried about it, they don't have to provide such a key.
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Even with SHA encryption, if crackers get ahold of your database, you're in for a world of hurt.

[Comment] Re: Display source line numbers in Chainsaw with Log4j

socketappender doesn't use patternlayout, and if you are using the new version of Chainsaw (http://logging.apache.org/log4j/docs/chainsaw.html) with a log4j 1.2.8 socketappender, locationinfo=true won't work either in chainsaw for now.

To get line numbers in Chainsaw, use a logfilepatternreceiver in Chainsaw and a FileAppender with the %L in the patternlayout.

See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=log4j-user&m=109537659111758&w=2 for more info – feel free to email me if you have questions

[Comment] Re: Why The %&@#* Is Punctuation So +@$! Violent?!

I always wonder what expletives other people use to fill in the blanks, as in the title of this blog entry. As you read the title, what words does your brain put in place of the punctuation? (Think of this as the Mad-lib you always wanted to do as a kid.)
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For me it was "fuck" and "fucking." I guess I lack imagination.
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Remember: This is not juvenile humor but important research.