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Submission + - Oracle: Java 5 has reached its End of Service Life->

bguiz writes: I was getting the latest version of JDK5 (setting up a new Continuous Integration box), when I got confronted with this nasty page:

The Java SE release that you requested has already announced its End of Service Life (EOSL).Customers interested in learning more about Sun's Java Technology Support and EOL policy Read More. Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes, are encouraged to consider the following options:

— Migrate to the latest Java SE release Read More

— Migrate to Java SE for Business Read More

What exactly does "End of Service Life" mean?

Their "Business Support Roadmap" says that to be eligible to receive support after ESOL, one will have to purchase a "Java SE for Business" (as opposed to J2SE) license to continue to receive support.

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Submission + - Can curry cure cancer?-> 5

bguiz writes:

Scientists ave discovered that a substance found in turmeric, a basic curry ingredient, can kill cancer cells within 24 hours.Researchers at Ireland's Cork Cancer Research Centre who treated oesophageal cancer cells with curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, observed that it triggers lethal death signals in the cells.The cells eventually digest themselves and die.

The results of the study were published in the British Journal of Cancer on Wednesday. Turmeric is a basic ingredient in most curries. Curcumin gives turmeric (curcuma zangais) its orangy-yellow colour. The rhizome, a close relative of the ginger, is commonly used in Asian cooking as well as in traditional medicine.

BBC's coverage of the discovery.
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