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Pretty owl
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Tron: Nigeria
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U.S. seniors struggle more to pay for healthcare compared to other countries. America's seniors are sicker than the elderly in other countries -- and are more likely to go without essential care because they can't afford it.
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John Wick solidified Keanu Reeves as one of the greatest action stars of all time
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*cough* *cough*
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Horizon Zero Dawn : Tree Destruction
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Surfing the web has become like watching TV back in the day, just flicking through a handful of websites looking for something new on.
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Like I'm A Disney Villain
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It is the holiest of days
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Jin Yong's epic Condor trilogy, the "Lord of the Rings" of Chinese literature, is finally being translated into English
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hmmm
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Kvalvika beach opens its jaws... One of the most dramatic light I have witnessed appeared between numerous snow and rain storms. Lofoten islands always deliver! Kvalvika - Lofoten - Norway [OC] [960x640]
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What do you see?!
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Historians of Reddit, what misconception about history drives you nuts?
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Cat encountered an error: vet testing chest bandage
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Incredible Star wars art
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Interesting Coin
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Big meteorite caught on camera in Lapland, Finland
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Nigerian bobsled team heading to 2018 Winter Olympics after raising $75,000 through GoFundMe.
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I've put together a quick 'forever outfit'. It only includes clothes/accessories which have a lifetime guarantee.
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Was told to post this here
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Double-height sitting area near the main stairwell in this home located in Portland, Oregon. [2000 × 1930]
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Football/Soccer fan account with 11k followers plans a meet up for his "fans"
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The Navy drew a dick over our valley yesterday.
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Requests
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Well that's pretty disgusting
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Priorities
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I guess I live here meow
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In her desperation Jennifer tried everything, including the rituals described in that old book about the occult, but nothing could bring her husband’s hearing back
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Bucket Boi
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Beer Cheese Stuffing
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Don't cream your pants
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Conference room symbol...
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The conveniences we forgo
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Can we take a moment to honor Captain, and later Moff, Quarsh Panaka? He was assassinated in a bombing ordered by rebel scum Saw Gerrera.
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Photobomb
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Swing Shift
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Gamers' reaction to EA's microtransactions.
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I'm a teacher. Give me back my phone.
1249 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.
246 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
44 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.
15 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: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra_orbit
21 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
12 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!