Presenting “Pixar in a Box” by Khan Academy and Pixar Animation

Presenting “Pixar in a Box” by Khan Academy and Pixar Animation

Awesome, Disney, Science, Technology, Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10&v=3Iu1Z0h1i1Y Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios have partnered to create Pixar In a Box, an all-in-one walkthrough of how Pixar movies are created. Its an incredible many-step process that describes character and environment modeling, animations, lighting, rendering and more. Each of these topics includes descriptions and video examples and even goes as far as giving a few math examples relating to the movie magic. I will probably be looking through this in the next few weeks, but I wanted to share as I know how excellent the many other Khan Academy videos are. Check out the article I found on Lifehacker or start learning more about the Pixar process over on Khan Academy!
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2015 – The Year of the Fuchs

2015 – The Year of the Fuchs

Awesome, School, Video
I know that I am ready for the Fall semester to start and I think it is fair to say that President Fuchs is excited as well! Here is to a new year with a new University President, a new Head Football Coach, and a new set of experiences. Good luck to everyone and Go Gators! The wait is over. Let's do this, Gators! https://t.co/jeuCEmNHK6 — Univ of Florida (@UF) August 21, 2015
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Solving a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

Solving a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

Awesome, Interesting, Video
I am able to solve a 3x3 Rubik's cube and managed to get somewhere in the 6 minute range for solving it. Over the years, I have seen 4x4 and 5x5 cubes solved by friends, but Kenneth Brandon (AKA RedKB on Youtube) goes even further than that. Brandon manages to solve a 17x17 Rubik's cube is a mere 7.5 hours, which is incredible considering that is less time spent than the average American watching TV per week. When it is all said and done there are 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion (6.69 * 10^1054) possible combinations on this cube. Truly remarkable. Listen to his explanation and see the magic happen below or read the original article over on Interesting Engineering.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=342&v=qlnUEknwdcI
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2 Dives and 4 Lobsters Later…

2 Dives and 4 Lobsters Later…

Adventures
I had a great time scuba diving today with my Dad and his friend Brad. We went out of the Boynton Beach Inlet and did a dive off of Delray Beach and one in Boynton. I usually pair off with my Dad and Brad goes solo and we managed to get 4 lobsters, not including the one that got away because we forgot to zip up the catch bag after the first dive. Oops! It was a great day and thanks to Brad for taking us out and showing us a good time!
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Henry the Porcupine: Oculus Rift’s Peek Into The Future of Entertainment

Henry the Porcupine: Oculus Rift’s Peek Into The Future of Entertainment

Interesting, Technology, Video
  https://vimeo.com/oculusstorystudio/henrypremiere Oculus Rift has big things planned for the near future. The potential for the soon-to-be-released virtual reality hardware is now looking beyond video games and into full-fledged entertainment. Meet Henry, the hug-loving porcupine starring in one of Oculus' upcoming short videos. Instead of interacting with his "pre-programmed" environment, Henry will interact with YOU. When you move around his home, filled with colorful balloon animals and birthday decorations, Henry will follow. His eyes meet yours and you begin to become part of the story and how it will play out. This preview only scratches the surface for interactive entertainment in all age groups and is a huge leap forward to being part of the game, movie, or otherwise fully immersive experience coming to a Rift near you. See the full post…
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