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Title
8745
How I Wrote My Master's Thesis [OC]
19222
More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
7757
This man outside the Verizon store in lower Manhattan
13830
This typo for N in my nephew’s alphabet board book. The editor had only 26 words to review... and somehow this was missed.
33443
Pathetic
10433
My dad sneaks out of the house every year at the same time for my parents’ first date anniversary. He puts on his old high school letter jacket, rings the doorbell, and asks, “Is Kris home?” only to ask her if she’ll go out with him, reenacting that first moment 44 years ago.
11385
Updated Libertarians.jpg
10366
[Homemade] Loaves of bread
8691
hullo there
29783
He knows he's about to get told off..
10015
Battle of Wallmart
46908
This is one man in a costume
7826
"Don't be mad"
5684
He may not be furry, but he's still pretty cute and his name is Walter
42159
TIL that the line in Thor: Ragnarok ("We know each other! He's a friend from work!") was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.
11364
States with a smaller population than Los Angeles County [960 x 606]
7671
Reddit shill explains how they're paid to manipulate online discussion
10029
Delightful little cafe garden
7000
Is something there?
17947
Affidavit: Colorado Springs pastor impregnated 14-year-old girl, she had his child
4789
Erlich you will be missed
36748
First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal
12929
What’s the best rant by a character in a movie?
10468
hmmm
11584
In Speed, Howard Payne, played by Dennis Hopper, always uses the phone by holding it to his left ear with his right hand. This is very probably due to hearing loss in his right ear caused by the same accident that cost him his left thumb.
6038
This is the official Justice League promotional Batman action figure sent to theatres to give to customers.
29369
Johnny Cash smoking a cigarette before performing at Folsom Prison. 1968.
9158
"Cat? What cat? I haven't seen any cat ??"
11354
Good Guy steam
6402
TIFU by going Black Friday shopping
6282
The Jedi Who Knew Too Much by Eli Hyder
4236
Back in 2011 when I thought wearing the 3D glasses without the lenses was the cool thing to do
33134
Tommy Wiseau submitted ‘The Room’ to Paramount with the hope of getting it distributed. Usually it takes a studio roughly two weeks to reply, but the film was rejected within 24 hours.
8921
Programmable Bike Lights
15590
Oh it’s beautiful
6187
Let them out, let’s play!
70426
Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
20249
Spider drinks graphene, spins web that can hold the weight of a human
2348
You know how we could save a lot of water? Automatic flush toilets that don't unnecessarily flush three times during one use.
5441
The infamous “Riffle Fan”
1252 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.
249 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
42 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.
12 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
22 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
14 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!