Al Yankovic's Album on Sale next to Michael Jackson's.
Rocking dat ass.
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Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king
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No, you hang up [OC]
Fan gets surprised by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
26 years ago today, Nirvana released the album "Nevermind".
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Birth control vending machines installed in college campuses. UC Davis is offering students the morning after pill, condoms, and pregnancy tests inside the convenience of a vending machine on campus.
You know what to do.
Mileena the Hitchhiker (Cosplays not mine)
Mom wasn't the pilot, but she was a tech on the F-4 Phantom back in the 80's.
The dangers of a fast hashbrown
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Tools: What Companies Make Which Brands [OC]
My daughter throwing a pumpkin, or is she making it levitate with the force?
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My dad crying after I tell him I passed the bar exam. My dad wanted to be a lawyer when he was a young man in Nicaragua but he had to escape with my mom and sister due to the civil war in the 80s. I was born years later & somehow made my way to be a lawyer & couldn’t do it without him. Love my dad.
A quintessentially Edinburgh picture with my 2 favourite buildings
An Italian funeral
Heart Condom
Love knows no fences.
Guts Over Fear
An East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down, 1989 [730x1102]
I accidentally replicated the same random integers as my textbook on my first try.
Squad dead, 1 grenade 1 opportunity
Damn irresponsible people
Lego skeleton (x-post r/midlyinteresting)
Nestlé, Unilever, P&G Among Worst Offenders for Plastic Pollution in Philippines Beach Audit
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Flag respect?
Found a moth on my jeep that has the face of a French bulldog
An orangutan's sheer enjoyment of a magic trick
Hidden Lake - Poland / Kashubian Region [2000x2000]
1241 Orage38 Maybe I'm being really really dim but I still have absolutely no idea why spacecraft orbit like sine waves. All I'm seeing is that they go up and down just because they do. Edit: thanks for everyone's responses! Turns out I am just dim, haha.
243 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
41 MildlyExceptional Just curious, what does this mean to smart people?
29 kerowhack Some unsolicited feedback which you hopefully find constructive: The equator is missing. This would give a firm anchor point for the eye during the transition to a projection and show the sinusoidal nature of the orbital track even better once that transition is completed. It's not super clear when the animation starts if the line near the center is equatorial or not, which leads to a bit of confusion. I feel like it's important enough that I would highlight it by width or alpha vs. the other latitude lines to give the viewer something to focus on. The globe rotation in the beginning feels a little fast to me, and the unfurling to a flat map a little slow. The rotation really only has to be enough to show whether the rotation of the orbit is tied to the earth's axis, so the excess speed is a little jarring. I'd say that rotation could be 50% slower. As for the unfurling, I feel that we as animators often get too enamored with the neat thing we finally figured out how to do and linger on it a bit too long. The unfurling is very cool, but it could also be a third or half as long and still convey the same message, especially given a better anchor point as discussed above. That extra time from the transition can go into a longer hold at the end. It's important to give viewers 5 or 6 seconds to absorb or ponder over what they've just watched, and this is more like a second or two before the ending wipe. Speaking of the wipe, I'd ditch it. It's easier to do that with a mask and render as necessary for the project than to have it in the actual animation. If this were in a 16:9 ratio, there would be a little less white space at the end, which is especially important now that so much media is viewed on smaller screens. However, the current aspect ratio is probably more suitable for embedding in a presentation or web page, so this one could probably go either way. Once again, I would render the animation in a larger size and crop as necessary to fit format. You could also add a moving dot to the orbital track, but that may or may not clutter stuff up too much; I'd have to AB it to say for sure. Anyway, I hope those suggestions help. Take or leave them as you like.
16 omkgkwd We need reverse gif for this, then it might be more easy . . .
14 veitamin_B Not all orbits. Check out the ground track of a tundra orbit for example:
21 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
13 Neksa When you realize sin is just a function of a straight constant line on a round object
9 Jojomaloney OOHHHH!! Man, I never understood that until now! Thank you! Also, relevant username!