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Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone 643

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-nuts dept.
JamJam writes "Air Canada has been told to create a special 'buffer zone' on flights for people who are allergic to nuts. The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that passengers who have nut allergies should be considered disabled and accommodated by the airline. Air Canada has a month to come up with an appropriate section of seats where passengers with nut allergies would be seated. The ruling involved a complaint from Sophia Huyer, who has a severe nut allergy and travels frequently. Ms. Huyer once spent 40 minutes in the washroom during a flight while snacks were being served."

Comment: Hadoop is awesome (Score 5, Informative) 49

by fancellu (#28286363) Attached to: Yahoo Releases Open Source Hadoop Distribution
Not only is it used by Yahooo, but also by Facebook, who get 15TB of new data a day to handle. Checkout the very useful free vids from Cloudera. http://www.cloudera.com/hadoop-training-thinking-at-scale You can download a canned VM preloaded with Hadoop/Pig/Hive goodness, even a copy of Eclipse preconfigured. http://www.cloudera.com/hadoop-training-virtual-machine
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Yahoo Releases Open Source Hadoop Distribution 49

Posted by timothy
from the spread-it-out-in-little-chunks dept.
ruphus13 writes "Yahoo has been a vociferous Apache Hadoop user and supporter for several years now, and uses it extensively within its Search technologies. Hadoop has been gaining popularity in the Cloud Computing space, with companies like the NYTimes converting 4TB and 11 million articles to PDFs in under 24 hours using Hadoop and EC2 in late 2007. Hadoop has been made available in Amazon's cloud and Yahoo has now released its own Hadoop version. From the article: 'At today's Hadoop Summit in Silicon Valley, Yahoo! announced the availability of the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop, a source-only version of Apache Hadoop that Yahoo! uses within its own search engine. [Hadoop] is an open source software framework that helps process very large data sets, and is widely used in large-scale data mining applications as well as in search tools at sites like Facebook and many others. For developers and users interested in Hadoop, it's worth noting that the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop has been widely tested and developed at Yahoo! for years now.'"

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