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And the award for best performance in a safety video goes to...
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My mom in the early 90s. She painted her own shield.
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Me after doing the bare minimum
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The Pokémon Company are running out of ideas.
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TIL that Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech so enthralling that reporters in the audience stopped taking notes and now we don't know what he said.
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Relevant and relatable
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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to lying and conspiracy against the United States
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That logic
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hmmm
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Love to shutterstock see this kind of stuff
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"Treasured Family Pet"
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That's an intelligent bird
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How Plo Koon could have survived Order 66.
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bRAvE SoLdIeR GeTs ObLITerAtEd bY StATE oF ThE ARt tRIpMiNE
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When is he gonno-rrhealize
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Double the Preparation
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Actual pothole in Michigan
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Went on my first audition after a hiatus (screw PTSD), booked the gig and smiled with teeth for the first time in over a year!
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We can't have a drinking problem if we don't have a problem drinking right? Haha *click*
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This albino owl is fuckin ??????
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German foreign Office release wholesome travel advisory for Germans in Canada after amazing semi-final victory
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HMF while I secure the skate park
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Conference of Stones
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Well that's not rapey at all
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CPAC is a gun free zone
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Humble.
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Catching the fishy
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A perfect takedown
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"I'll handle this, human."
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Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light that could eventually be used in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.
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When washing your car and a guy parks behind you, instantly gets out and impatiently crosses his arms...
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Picked up my phone off a blanket
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A superb conversation with Bob Ross
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"In My Father’s house are many mansions"
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Let’s post the dumb, illegal things we do to social media. WCGW?
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Close enough
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MRW I don't understand the new subreddit theme, but am fully on board
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Guy steps on ghillie suit guy
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott: You must be 21 to buy a gun
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let me show you a magic trick
1270 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.
250 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
39 MildlyExceptional Just curious, what does this mean to smart people?
28 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.
15 omkgkwd We need reverse gif for this, then it might be more easy . . .
15 veitamin_B Not all orbits. Check out the ground track of a tundra orbit for example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra_orbit
24 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
13 Neksa When you realize sin is just a function of a straight constant line on a round object
10 Jojomaloney OOHHHH!! Man, I never understood that until now! Thank you! Also, relevant username!