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You guys are overly harsh on a new technology: yes a 19 year window is quite a sizeable one, but that's actually amazing that the software *can* discern adult vs. children's faces.

I remember the first few generations of voice recognition - those were horrible - but they did become much better over the years.

You can just see where the technology is taking us the next couple of decades.
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Neatorama, like many blogs, use sponsored reviews in addition to advertisings to help defray the high cost of hosting and bandwidth.

Reviews are always disclosed. There is no pressure to write only positive things about whatever it we are reviewing.

Unfortunately, until bandwidth is free or we start charging everyone who reads Neatorama, advertising is the only way the blog can survive.

One Hundred Young Americans is a very interesting project by Michael Franzini - even if we didn't cover this on a sponsored review basis, I'd still highly recommend you guys check out the website.
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"The Palestinian people are experiencing indifference and general complicity, these being the most wretched and the most contemptible acts of apartheid and Zionist fascism."

It's to my infinite sadness to watch the Palestinians and Israelis miss opportunities after opportunities for peace. Even with Arafat's passing and Sharon's illness, peace is still illusory.

This isn't just due to apartheid and Zionist fascism - the entire region is willfully neglecting their plight. Where are charities from the rest of the rich Islamic Arabic countries? All those princes and oil wealth trickle not to Palestine.

Anti-Zionist is often a euphimism for anti-Israel. Here's an article about a LeMonde interview with Tawfiq Mathlouthi, the founder of Mecca-Cola:

Mathlouthi says that when Muslims "buy an American good they know they are helping American imperialism, which helps the crimes of the Zionist entity, and that they are giving money to kill their brothers."

In response to Palestinian leaders who at least publicly have accepted Israel's existence, including Yasser Arafat, Mathlouthi replied: "We are not fighting for the same Palestine."

The French businessman wants the destruction of what he calls "the Zionist entity" and its replacement with an Arab state that covers the whole of British Mandate Palestine, LeMonde reported.

In a Sept. 22, 2002, broadcast, a caller referred to "Israelis," which brought an immediate retort from Mathlouthi: "What 'Israelis? I don't know any such thing. All I know is the Zionist entity."
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This is done all the time: Peking becomes Beijing, Bombay becomes Mumbai. Language (and spelling) change - unless you want to stick to the throwback of thou and yore.
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This reminded me of a story my father in law told us about his friend, who one day made a pretty penny and decided that he'd make his childhood dream come true: he put one of those whirly carvinal ride in his backyard.

One day, he decided to ride his own personal ride but no one was home. No problem, he got on the cab and turned on the ride with a stick. He had done this before many times, except this time, he dropped the stick and was stuck on the ride for something like 5 hours before someone heard his scream and turned the ride off!
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@ Robert: "If the French were rude to you, you’re probably just stupid or obnoxious or something."

I've traveled the world, and of all the cities I've visited (including remote places like Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), Paris, France was the rudest and its people the most unhelpful.
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I'm not bothered with the re-post (it's a very neat piece of art - a good refind, GeekAlerts!) but I wasn't happy with the linkjacked source. I think sites like oomza should be avoided when posting in the future.

Please edit the link to the original website when you get a chance, GeekAlert.

Here's the previous post on Neatorama about Tim Noble and Sue Webster's Dirty White Trash [With Gulls] 1998.
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Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while - will resume regularly scheduled postings soon as soon as I fixed some plugin issues that come with upgrading WP.

If you guys see anything weird with the website, please let me know!
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