"Guess I'm your pottery supervisor"
Japanese scientists have invented a new loop-based quantum computing technique that renders a far larger number of calculations more efficiently than existing quantum computers, allowing a single circuit to process more than 1 million qubits theoretically, as reported in Physical Review Letters.
Happy 66th birthday, Mark Hamill!
Just in. Exclusive pictures of Australia's Space Program.
Thinking of a good title can be more difficult than the Gif itself
(((Our))) President
?? Ever seen a baby humpback whale drinking its mother's milk? [x-post /r/UnderTheSea]
Meanwhile, in an alternate universe...
[Image] The couple from the Woodstock '69 album cover are still together
Crazy man rides the subway on the outside.
Joe Kinan was horribly burned in the 2003 Station nightclub fire, which killed his girlfriend Karla and 99 other people. Here he is in 2014, smiling with his newborn daughter, Hadley.
Some say she's still there to this very day
Mama snowdoggo gives her pupper a big lovehuggo
Forbes cover in 2007
Best friends forever..?
Precision feeding a lucky lazy hedgehog
A lurker for two years, the first comment by /u/littleboss37 is to contextualize the video an Opera performance where the singer hits a high A-flat, the highest note to have ever been sung at the Met, because the video is of her
When my friends are down
at being the predator
Counting is fun with friends
Jared Kushner used private email for White House business
My brother's cat has thumbs
Rock climbing cat
Trying to drift
Neighbor was involved in a hit and run and is trying to identify the red vehicle that hit him. Any idea what vehicle this could be from? Cheers!
When you find out the new iPhone X costs $999
RBR Confirm they'll be racing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018
"Sometimes I don't think about killing my human"
My Grandpa and Grandma :) (1950?)
TIL While viewing porn, men tend to focus on a woman’s eyes and lips over breasts or genitals. Researchers speculate that men look at women’s faces to determine how “turned on” the woman is.
See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps). Finally did it and it was everything I had hoped it would be.
Guy lied on fb about getting two cars for his birthday, gets completely ruined in the comments.
German police stops car with what turns out to be a blood sticker. No charges because "awful taste is not a crime".
Trump Criticizing Trump?
On this day in 1980, John "Bonzo" Bonham was found dead after a drinking binge. Here're some facts about his life. RIP, Bonzo.
If you hard. Then you hard.
Sometimes I wonder how vegans survive off of what little they eat
Yeah I think I'm gonna pass, Australia
In case you haven't seen the 15x on the mini.
1239 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.
244 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
43 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 . . .
13 veitamin_B Not all orbits. Check out the ground track of a tundra orbit for example:
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
9 Jojomaloney OOHHHH!! Man, I never understood that until now! Thank you! Also, relevant username!