GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware
"If you need 16-bit color to manipulate the hell out of your picture to reduce color round off error, then maybe capturing a good shot to begin with will solve that problem."
What you just said is : "if you need a program to do any kind of light / color modifications to your photo, you're just a bad photographer, try again."
So yes, I agree, Photoshop is really too expensive for just resizing your pictures...
Rudolph the Cadmium-Nosed Reindeer
It can be inspected. The real problem is : it looks like it is legal (!)
Form the article :
"If the products were painted toys, they would face a recall. If they were industrial garbage, they could qualify as hazardous waste. But since there are no cadmium restrictions on jewelry, such items are sold legally."
Speech-to-Speech Translator Developed For iPhone
That is exactly what Google is doing already since some time. Training its engine with manual translations (they started with something like ONU translations -same text available in multiple languages-).
And now they provide tools (using their engine) to help translators (humans !), and then Google make use of these professional translators' translations to improve their own engine...
This is the strength of google. Their huge userbase and the processing power they have at hand...
UK's FSA Finds No Health Benefits To Organic Food
Yes, benefit to environment, and so to ourselves...
but also they do not say whether the review looked at pesticides in the food itself.
They may have the same nutritional value, but organic food will probably always carry less harmful substances.
(ex. a recent study on grape fruits showed they were highly contaminated with pesticides. Not the organic ones...)
Kind of a huge health benefit I think !
I usually eat organic food, I think it is better for environment. But I also give it to my baby, and for her the lack of pesticides (and other such products) is very important !