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J2Native version 1.0 is released.

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J2Native is the software development kit for working with native code from any Java application without using Java Native Interface (JNI) technology. While using J2Native you do not have to create native code libraries or deal with native code at all. You can call functions from any dynamic library or use system API without necessity to waste time on studying JNI.
J2Native home page and demo download.

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Biggest open diamond mine!

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Not about Java but still interesting!

Please take a look at the biggest open diamond mine in the world. It is not from the next "Star Wars" film, it is real!!!
Mirny, Russia, East Siberia.

525 m deep, 1200 meters in diameter. The air zone within this mine is closed for helicopters - happened a few accidents when they were "sucked in" by downward air flow...

This giant truck BELAZ (200-220 ton payload ) looks like small spot on next picture...

Click on "The article continues here." below to see all the photos...






Here is you can see the map:


Mirny (Мирный) - upper city on the map and at the right corner you can see the map of Russia

Here with small red arrow the track BELAZ 7350 is pointed and Mirny city on the horizon line above...

Track dimensions are: Length 13360 mm,
Width 7780 mm,
Height 6650 mm



And finally look from a satellite:

Update 2006-03-24
Added today one picture more. Look at tracks pointed by red arrows and look at city to feel the scale of hole!


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Posted by jalex on Thursday, April 21, 2005 (13:20:47) (127246 reads)

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