Masking hair with fine strands 1 This masking technique is good for strands of hair or to replace the sky.On the image, you can see the fine hair strands and the mat gray background. 2 Now we want to create a detailled layer mask that contains all fine details of the hair.To do so, we have to create a copy of the background layer first:Click on the “Duplicate layer” button in the layer dialog or press Ctrl+Shift+D. 3 The next step is important: We reduce the layer’s color by disaturation. The best way to do so is using the channel mixer:- Colors / Components / Channel Mixer 4 Now click on “Monochrome” so the image will become grayscaled. 5 You can see in the preview that the image doesn’t have colors anymore.Now it is important that we achieve a good contrast between the background and Jessica’s hair.For this you have to find out the individual settings for each image. There are no working generic settings.
IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business Privacy, security, and data ownership issues surrounding Internet of Things devices are creating a host of new legal questions and problems. Here's what's happening now, and what you need to know. Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Three and a half degrees of separation How connected is the world? Playwrights , poets , and scientists  have proposed that everyone on the planet is connected to everyone else by six other people. In honor of Friends Day, we’ve crunched the Facebook friend graph and determined that the number is 3.57.
The Hacker’s Guide to Getting Press The Hacker’s Guide to Getting Press Note: This is the second chapter of The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition. I’m publishing them for free as I go. See the other chapters here. What Is Big Data? While the term “big data” is relatively new, the act of gathering and storing large amounts of information for eventual analysis is ages old. The concept gained momentum in the early 2000s when industry analyst Doug Laney articulated the now-mainstream definition of big data as the three Vs: Volume.
When It Comes To Big Data Is Less More? Are brands spending too much time worrying about Big Data. Two Ivy League professors say yes. My oxymoronish title aside, two esteemed professors at an Ivy League school say that while those in the marketing world continue to struggle with how to handle all the data they are accumulating, they may in fact be wasting their time and more than likely need to go on what they refer to as a "data diet." The amount of data brands collect today from all the various channels: social media, email , mobile, and on and on is enormous. An Answer to the Novel’s Detractors - The New Yorker Less than a hundred years ago, D.H. Lawrence called the novel “the highest form of human expression so far attained.” Jane Austen said that it had nothing to recommend it but “genius, wit and taste.”
IT Glossary - Big Data IT Glossary Gartner IT Glossary > Big Data Big Data inShare44 Big data is high-volume, high-velocity and/or high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing that enable enhanced insight, decision making, and process automation. FREE Webinar: Key Trends and Emerging Technologies in Advanced Analytics The Empty Promise Of Big Data Aite Senior Analyst Ron Shevlin knows a thing or two about data analytics. He’s crunched numbers in the banking industry for 20 years, and he says financial institutions should purge the term “big data” from management discussions. Here Shevlin outlines three reasons financial marketers should dodge the “big data” trap. By Ron Shevlin, Senior Analyst with Aite Group Claims of the potential impact of “big data” are everywhere. One technology vendor writes:
Beasts of the Southern Wild: You've never seen a movie like this before Everything is significantly better than Where the Wild Things Are. What an absolutely stupid movie. Anyway, yes, I'm curious to know how much better this will be as well. I liked this much better than Where the Wild Things Are, but you're correct to note the similarity. I don't really think they're that similar. This movie isn't really a "fairy tale" setting, so much as a real setting with some of the wisps of magic that reflect how children sometimes view the world.
What is Big Data? Big data describes a holistic information management strategy that includes and integrates many new types of data and data management alongside traditional data. Read more White paper: Enterprise Architect's Guide to Big Data—Reference Architecture Overview Big data has also been defined by the four Vs: Volume. The amount of data. Vectorwise When you’re in the business of selling applications you need to know that your database can handle the steady advances in server hardware, virtualization and cloud technologies. It also needs to be simple, fast and ultra-reliable where you can “set it and forget it”. If you’re developing applications for SMB’s, the enterprise or the cloud, and want to build in a fast, reliable and low maintenance database, send Actian an email and we can help. We designed the Actian Embeddable Database with a best-of-all-worlds approach: a single application database that includes both a high performance transactional database engine using a key-value store to store and access the data, and a relational database engine with traditional SQL access. Actian Embeddable Database powers thousands of packaged business applications for everything from accounting and medical office management to point-of-sale and ERP systems.