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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Angelina Jolie Back

IMAGE: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and children
Luigi Costantini  /  AP
Saying she's lost some passion for acting, Angelina Jolie says she's happy traveling the world with her family and hopes to do more directing in the future.
updated 8/1/2011 9:34:01 AM ET
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Is Angelina Jolie giving up Hollywood for good?
The Oscar-winning star sat down with the Financial Times recently to dish on her brood of six, her desire to direct and why her love of the craft has diminished....
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"As Brad and I get older we're going to do fewer films," Jolie revealed. "I've been working for a long time, he's been working for a long time, we've had a nice run and don't want to be doing this our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do."

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Slideshow: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (on this page) The 36-year-old actress confessed, "I don't love (acting) as much (as I did). I love being a mom," before adding that she doesn't plan to actually quit the Biz anytime soon.
Story: Was 'Potter' film appropriate for Jolie kids? "I've never not been grateful to be an actor, but I think when I was younger I needed (acting) more," Jolie said. "I was trying to question things in life so you find these characters that help you find things and grow."
And that's not all.
Story: Jolie's kids eat crickets 'like Doritos' "(Acting is) like being in therapy, in a way," the thesp continued. "You're drawn to certain roles because they question something about life, or about love, or about freedom. You ask these questions as you grow up: am I strong enough, am I sane enough? Do I understand love, do I understand myself? I'm older and I know who I am, and I'm less interested in the character helping me answer something than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family."
Instead of being in front of the camera, she definitely wants to spend more time behind it.
Story: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt & Kids: Playtime in Malta! Jolie, who makes her directorial debut with the romance flick "In the Land of Blood and Honey," says she drew from her own experiences working with directors to help her during filming.
"I think I've learnt something from all of them, even the ones I didn't like," the actress said.
And as for the question she hears all the time about whether she and longtime love Brad Pitt will ever settle with their brood in one place, Jolie replied with her usual, "Home is wherever we are."
Story: Marriage for Pitt and Jolie? Maybe "I'm very bad at staying in one place," she elaborated. "I'm also bad at sitting still. I was a terrible student at school. But there's so much to explore in the world, so I love travel. If you can travel I think it's the best way to raise kids."
Her children Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox seem to love trotting the globe, too.
Story: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Turns 5 in Style! "They are all learning about each others' cultures as well as being proud of their own. So it's not like just the boys get to do the Asian thing," Jolie dished. "They all have their flags over their beds and their individual pride. We owe Vietnam a visit, because Pax is due. Z wants to get back to Africa, and Shiloh, too. So everyone takes their turns in their country."

Source  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43969456/ns/today-entertainment/#.TjmGKGNvVkg

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Rate Google Translations System

Google Translate has a new feature that allows users to improve translation quality: rating translations. There are three options: helpful, not helpful and offensive, but Google doesn't let you highlight the text that's poorly translated.

Another way to improve Google Translate is to click a word from the translated text and choose one of the alternate translations. You can also enter a better translation or hold down the shift key and drag the words to reorder them.

While Google Translate supports 64 languages, you probably use it for a small number of language pairs. That's the reason why Google highlights the languages you've recently selected.

{ Thanks, Charlie. }

Latest Google Chrome

Google released the first stable Chrome 13 build a week later than originally planned. Chrome 13 brings print preview for Windows and Linux, page prerendering and partial URL matching in the address bar.

Print preview uses the built-in PDF viewer, so it only works if you use the default settings and you haven't enabled Adobe Reader's plugin. Unlike other browsers, Chrome doesn't have a separate menu item for print preview and there's no modal window. When you click "Print", Chrome opens a new tab that shows the page converted to PDF and a small number of options for printing. For more advanced options, click "advanced" to open the native printing dialog.

Since Chrome automatically generates a PDF file, you can easily save it by selecting "Print to PDF" from the "Destination" drop-down.

Prerendering extends an old Firefox feature called prefetching. Instead of only loading the HTML code of a page, prerendering loads the page and all the associated resources (images, scripts, CSS files), while also running the active content. This is useful if it's very likely that the visitor of a page will go to another page and it makes sense to load the second page in the background. Google is the first site that uses prerendering. It loads the top search result if it's very likely that users will click it (e.g.: for navigational queries like [CNN], [Princeton]). Any developer can use prerendering by adding rel="prerender" to a link tag, but it should be used sparingly.

Another new Chrome feature improves the address bar by adding support for partial URL matches in your browser history. This means that you can type "web" in the address bar and Chrome will match "http://picasaweb.google.com" if you've previously visited the page, just like in Firefox. "The omnibox, Chrome's combination search box and address bar, has gotten much smarter in the latest release, making it even easier for you to get back to pages you've visited before. Just type part of the page's address or title and look in the dropdown for matching pages from your history," explains Google.

Chrome 13 is special because Google offered "$17,000 of rewards" to the security experts who found vulnerabilities in Chrome's code. This is "possibly the best haul yet," mentions Google.

{ Thanks, Gal. }