Trying to teach I.T in a Ghanaian village.
One day Rick Astley will die and no one will click on the headline.
Good Boy
My wife just texted me this picture of our cat playing behind the TV
Cat-like reflexes
Roseanne Barr says Fergie's national anthem performance was worse than her 1990 rendition
Rescued beaver gathering tools to build his dam
No editing, just makeup
A few hours from the summit of Mt. Everest.
MRW when I'm at the African American History Museum and I complain that the lower level is too tight and cramped but someone explains it symbolizes being packed in a ship during the early slave trade
I want to delete his account.
Balancing in a whole new way
Japanese "Reason for being"
Germany and Canada tie for gold in olympic two-man bobsleigh
Something stupid happened
Ryan Reynolds meeting with children from the Make-a-wish and Childrens Wish Foundations on the set of 'Deadpool 2'.
Bathing cats
Petition seeks full honors military funeral for hero Florida JROTC student
Hockey skills with a hug
How to Celebrate Leslie David Baker’s 60th Birthday: buy a cake, get some candles, and shove it up your butt!
Got home from vacation to find a yellow pages book at my door being eaten my snails
?? The Majestic Livingstone's Turaco ??
Box Office Week: Black Panther smashes at #1 with $201M, making it the 2nd best MCU opening ever and the 5th best domestic opening overall. The film is also expected to gross $235M for the four-day weekend. Meanwhile, Early Man (#7, $3.1M) and Samson (#10, $1.9M) flop.
ELI5: How do movies get that distinctly "movie" look from the cameras?
How Common Dental Procedures are done! [Pt. 1]
I don’t really know what to say.
Annoyingly wholesome couple Starterpack
Puss in socks
The shuttle program cost $57,090 per kg to deliver payload to orbit. SpaceX's upcoming rocket, BFR, will drop that price to $47 per kilogram. We are at the dawn of a new era in terms of what is possible in space.
This image is 5 of the top 25, can we stop upvoting it? Thanks.
I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't realize how dirty this swing was until my wife asked me to clean it. It's not painted green, that's just years of gunk.
Does he have enough distance?
Krabby O Mondays
When it wasn't a phone holder after all...
What not to watch
After four runs, Canada and Germany tie for gold in the men's two man bobsled. The teams tied to the hundredth of a second.
Air quotes galore!
Oh, Andy...
1264 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.
248 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?
30 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.
14 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:
24 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
14 Neksa When you realize sin is just a function of a straight constant line on a round object
11 Jojomaloney OOHHHH!! Man, I never understood that until now! Thank you! Also, relevant username!