What will probably kill you

Have you ever wondered what is probably going to kill you if you die at certiange age? Based on data from Statistics Netherlands (or Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek) we could try to figure out main cause of death for different age groups.

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Percolation

From wikipedia: In physics, chemistry and materials science, percolation refers to the movement and filtering of fluids through porous materials. Original problem was described by Broadbent and Hammersley in 1957: Will the water reach the center of the porous rock when it is submerged under water?

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Blocked by Hotmail/Outlook

Today I discovered that Hotmail/Outlook (live.com) does not want to receive my emails. Outgoing email bounced with error: host mx1.hotmail.com[65.55.92.168] said: 550 SC-001 (SNT004-MC3F4) Unfortunately, messages from 163.172.218.53 weren’t sent.

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MX backup with a friend

You just finished setting up your MX server and everything works fine. And now you are wondering whether you need a secondary MX server for backups. Some would say that these days you actually don’t need a secondary MX server, because MTAs (mail transfer agent) queue mail if MX server is down. In addition a secondary MX server might be abused by spammers. But just for fun, let’s assume you want to have a backup MX server. And you are lucky enough to have a friend who also runs an MX server which he is willing to configure as your backup server.

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Dutch with ease

I’ve just started Dutch With Ease self-study course made by Assimil. It is a language course designed in France that uses a language known to you to teach you a target language. Creators claim that you can acquire an average vocabulary of a few thousands words, gain a command of everyday conversation and reach B2 level in a few months. I am going to try it.

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