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Venus, dinosaurs and tablecloths

For my course in Computer Graphics, we had to implement the two basic algorithms in CG: Ray Tracing (using physics theory of viewing and lighting rays to evaluate the color of each pixel) and Rasterization (slap all triangles down to the screen using Matrix transformations). More images beneath the cut.

The Biggest Narcist in the World

Today I read about Erik Nordenankar, who did a pretty cool thing: he developed a GPS transmitter with elongated battery life, put it in a shock-proof closed case, printed out very detailed instructions (places and coordinates) and handed the lot to the world-wide delivery company DHL. By using the acquired …