The most mediocre Barça outside

first_imgThe Barça already gave clues than I expected this year in the first working day. His lack of attention in the last minutes in San Mamés condemned him before the Athletic. The same as in the first minutes before the Pomegranate in Los Cármenes. Nor was he able to endure a favorable result in Orriols before Levante and, although he did not lose, he left six key points in Pamplona, ​​San Sebastián and Cornellà. The three matches finished 2-2 And they had a similar movie. Barça started losing, turned the game around and then He let himself be tied. It is another of the great problems of Barça since the beginning of the season. his physical level It has not allowed him to maintain the intensity for 90 minutes. Hard think that Barça can compete LaLiga crawling as he has been doing all season out of home. Of the 55 points that has added, just 18 he has got them as a visitor Only its imposing streak at the Camp Nou, in which he has won 12 matches and only drew against him Madrid, allows you to stay on the run. But its lack of competitiveness away from home makes it very difficult to think that this League can compete. Meanwhile he Madrid only he has lost two games throughout the championship, Barça has dropped in five. Outside the home, Real Madrid (25), Sevilla (23) and Getafe (21) have added more points than the Barça, which has only added one more point that Royal Society (17), and two more than Villarreal and Atlético away from Camp Nou. If it were only for the away matches, Barça would be fighting for not fall to post of Europa League. His goal balance is surprisingly weak and negative. 18-19. Pure mediocrity. Barça has only won a comfortable match out of home (0-3 to Eibar). Then he had bad times in Getafe (0-2) and suffered from the beauty to go back in Leganés (1-2) and take the game in the last minutes in the Metropolitan (0-1) and the Villamarín (2-3).Admitting that Barça loses one of every three games they are playing away from home, the prospects from here to the end of the season they are scary. Those of Setién still have to play at the home of Mallorca (March 15), Seville (April 5), Celta (April 22), Villarreal (May 3), Valladolid (May 13) and Alavés (May 24 ).last_img read more

At long last pet portraits with background blur are possible on

first_imgThe new iPhones have some great new photography features, but the XR lacks a couple, for instance portrait mode for non-people subjects, owing to its sadly having only the one camera. So last year! Fortunately third-party camera app Halide is here to help you get that professional-looking bokeh in your doggo shots.There’s more to this than simply the lack of a second camera. As you know, because you read my article, The future of photography is code — and the present too, really. What’s great about this is that features that might otherwise rely on specific hardware, a chip or sensor, can often be added in software. Not always, but sometimes.In the case of the iPhone XR, the lack of a second camera means depth data is very limited, meaning the slack has to be taken up with code. The problem was that Apple’s machine learning systems on there are only trained to recognize and create high-quality depth maps of people. Not dogs, cats, plants or toy robots.People would be frustrated if the artificial background blur inexplicably got way worse when it was pointed at something that wasn’t a person, so the effect just doesn’t trigger unless someone’s in the shot.The Halide team, not bound by Apple’s qualms, added the capability back in by essentially taking the raw depth data produced by the XR’s “focus pixels” and applying their own processing and blur effect to make sure it doesn’t do weird things. It works on anything that can realistically be separated from the background — pets, toy robots, etc. — because it isn’t a system specific to human faces.As they write in a blog post explaining some of this at length, the effect isn’t perfect, and because of how depth data is sent from the camera to the OS, you can’t preview the function. But it’s better than nothing at all, and maybe people on Instagram will think you shelled out for the XS instead of the XR (though you probably made the right choice).The update (1.11) is awaiting Apple approval and should be available soon. If you don’t already own Halide, it costs $6. Small price to pay for a velvety background blur in your chinchilla pics.last_img read more