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Paul Vallis
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I stick to classic jazz when I DJ
I stick to classic jazz when I DJ

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First night ride of 2015 last night, great to be back out with lights on. 
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Cockenzie Power Station demolition 
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Dog Tired's Halloween entrance

Does anyone here use the Nik Suite on a regular basis? I've been trialling it for a couple of weeks and with only two days of trial left I'm considering paying the £92 fee.

I'm interested to know if anyone has bought the software, how often they use it and what their workflow is.

I've found the sharpen and denoise features quite good (better than Lightrooom) but it's hard to find a good workflow between Lightroom and Nik. I've been using it selectively rather than on every photo but would like to find a good workflow that allows me to go pre-sharpener > Lightroom > denoise > output sharpener.

Any thoughts?

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Having just spent the last 24 hours at a game jam where a number of of my colleagues struggled with Kinect, Leap, Playstation Move, Oculus and Webcam gesture control this makes a lot of sense. #G2Jam +G2G3
Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win

In 2010, Microsoft launched its Kinect product for Xbox 360 and Leap Motion was founded as a company.

For a while, Kinect for Xbox 360 was the fastest selling consumer electronics gadget of all time. And when Leap Motion introduced the Leap Motion controller, minds were blown by the demos.

The excitement around Kinect has fizzled, among both gamers and game developers. Microsoft recently boosted sales of the Xbox One by removing the requirement to also get Kinect. People aren't using it like they thought. Hardly anyone is using the hyped Kinect for Windows product.

And Leap Motion has completely failed in the market.

It sounds like a slow death for in-the-air gesture, but in fact the interface hasn't even started yet. 

Here's why you're soon going to be using in-the-air gestures every day -- and loving it. 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2599359/emerging-technology/why-in-air-gestures-failed-and-why-theyll-soon-win.html
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Entertaining and educational! What more could you want? 
We must continue to speak out and demand meaningful net neutrality. Watch this @CollegeHumor video to learn more.

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This looks pretty cool. The fact that my sling strap takes away my tripod mount has annoyed me for a long time. What do you guys think?

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So I was playing with Street Photography a bit while on holiday...
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More street photography from Budapest. Not sure this guy liked having his picture taken!
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