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Submission + - Scientists puzzled as Europe is mysteriously showered in radioactive particles (

schwit1 writes: German scientists say there has been a slight increase in the amount of particles of the isotope Ruthenium-106 in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France.

The spike could not have come from a nuclear accident, experts added. And The low levels of the stable isotope do not pose a threat to human health.

The Office for Radiation Protection said: "New analyses of the source of the radioactive material are likely to indicate a release in the southern Ural, but other regions in Southern Russia cannot be excluded."

Submission + - Pornhub is categorizing its library using computer vision. (

Baron_Yam writes: From Techcrunch: "The computer vision system can identify specific actors in scenes and even identifies various positions and attributes. While it is obviously very difficult to describe the feature set for a family audience, the system can identify individual performers in real time – in the demo here it recognizes one performer even from the side – and it can also identify sex acts."

Submission + - New French law says airbrushed or Photoshopped images must be labelled (

AmiMoJo writes: All commercial photos that have been digitally retouched will now have to bear a label in accordance with a new French law that aims to combat unrealistic body images and eating disorders. As of October 1, "it will be mandatory to use the label ‘retouched photo’ alongside any photo used for commercial purposes when the body of a model has been modified by an image-editing software to either slim or flesh out her figure”, the French ministry of health said in a statement published last May. The law applies to photos published both in magazines and online. Anyone who violates the law could face a fine of up to €37,500.

Comment Re:Look at the time investments. (Score 2) 236

To be fair SO is still the best place to find valuable coding tips. Some snobbish Java pros criticize SO for not answering the way those big Java books are written. A 20 lines answer is not sophisticated enough... well it might actually help a lot someone. The level of an answer corresponds to that of the question. A beginner question will likely get an answer for a beginner (not necessarily written by a beginner). As for the obsolete answers, it seems the search engines gives preferably a newer answer - those Java pros might have searched directly from the tags in SO, and found many obsolete questions. Googling a Java question might have given newer results.

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