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Full blown Java implementation of the Prime Product method mentioned in the tweet (Gist for full viewing):

package testing;

import java.math.BigInteger;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.stream.Collectors;
import java.util.stream.Stream;

public class IsAnagramDemo
{
    /* Get the primes we need */
    private static final List<BigInteger> alphaPrimes = primes()
            .limit(26)
            .collect(Collectors.toList());

    /* Int encoding of lowercase a in unicode */
    private static final int A_INT_ENCODING = 97;

    /* Int encoding of lowercase z in unicode */
    private static final int Z_INT_ENCODING = 122;

    /*
        Main method to demonstrate success
     */
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception
    {
        assert isAnagram("stressed", "desserts");

        assert !isAnagram("happy", "sad");
    }

    /**
     * Determines if two strings are anagrams using the prime product method
     *
     * @param s1 First input string
     * @param s2 Second input string
     * @return Boolean indicating anagram-ness
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException Thrown when at least one of the input strings is invalid
     */
    public static boolean isAnagram(String s1, String s2) throws IllegalArgumentException
    {
        return primeProduct(s1).equals(primeProduct(s2));
    }

    /**
     * Converts a string to the corresponding product of prime values
     *
     * @param s Input string
     * @return Big integer product of primes
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException Thrown when strong contains chars outside of A-z
     */
    private static BigInteger primeProduct(String s) throws IllegalArgumentException
    {
        /* Convert to lowercase char array */
        char[] chars = s.toLowerCase().toCharArray();

        BigInteger product = BigInteger.ONE;

        for (char c : chars)
        {
            /* Cast char to int */
            int cInt = (int)c;

            /* If the char is out of bounds we must throw an exception */
            if (cInt < A_INT_ENCODING || cInt > Z_INT_ENCODING)
            {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException("Character \"" + c + "\" not valid");
            }
            /* Otherwise we can do the prime lookup */
            else
            {
                /* Prime value corresponding to this char */
                BigInteger primeVal = alphaPrimes.get(cInt % A_INT_ENCODING);

                /* Add this prime to our product */
                product = product.multiply(primeVal);
            }
        }

        /* Return the product */
        return product;
    }

    /**
     * @return Infinite stream of primes
     */
    private static Stream<BigInteger> primes()
    {
        return Stream.iterate(BigInteger.valueOf(2L), n -> n.add(BigInteger
                .ONE)).filter(n -> n.isProbablePrime(10));
    }
}
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