Offbeat Here’s the tech that fuels your YouTube binges
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. _ No. 19 Florida State endured a bumpy start to the Willie Taggart era. The Seminoles (0-1, 0-1 ACC) struggled to move the ball against No. 20 Virginia Tech's bruisingTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 19 Florida State endured a bumpy start to the Willie Taggart era.
You are what you binge
You know those really old-school moms who guilted their kids into cleaning their plates by shrilly reminding them that “there are children starving in Africa”?
How about those even more intense moms who said that wasting even one grain of rice was an insult to her, since she cooked it, “And to your father, who worked for it! And to the farmer, who grew it! And to the sun, and water, and soil, who nurtured it! Eat your damn rice!”
Well, I’m about to get old school on you about your youtube">YouTube binges. You have to appreciate the sheer accessibility of cat
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Know your tech
When was the last time you thought about the technology behind your binge-watching? Behind your ability to watch puppies play with piglets on long morning bus commutes? Did you know that all of those moments of joy are brought to you by video rendering?
When a computer takes
These days, you probably experience advanced rendering, which enables videos to process ahead of time, so that you get accurate, uninterrupted video in real time.
Alright, so we get what rendering is, but how does this all go down on your computer?
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It all comes down to this scrappy little thing called a GPU — graphics processing unit. This is a tiny computer chip that’s
Picture your GPU like the many-armed goddess Kali, except instead of holding weapons, fire, and a severed head, your GPU holds your memes (images), your trolling gifs (animations), and your Netflix (video), too.
In fact, just by looking at that GIF, your GPU is working right now. A little. GPUs can handle a lot, and they’re much faster than other approaches.
All of that alone should be enough to make you say a word of thanks to the engineering wizards that enabled your Lord of the Rings extended edition marathon.
But for movies like that, or animated movies like The Incredibles, you need 3D rendering. This is what makes stored 2D images come alive with shadows, textures, and effects.
3D rendering works by taking flat 2D shapes, manipulating them, and applying 3D traits like lighting and environment in processing. CGI is a popular form of 3D rendering because it’s a lot cheaper than other rendering services and is way cheaper today than it used to be.
Five-turnover disaster leaves Willie Taggart, Florida State with long way to go in ACC
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What might have been
If you’re a creative type, you have to be extra grateful for the rendering tech we have today. Think back to the era of black and white, or even silent films, and remember what limitations those directors and artists had.
For sure they created some amazing art, but imagine what they may have thought of if they had the tools and technical capabilities of filmmakers today. What would Orson Welles or Alfred Hitchcock have dreamed up in 2018?
Just remember that it's not movie magic— there are a lot of hard-working, brilliant engineers and programmers out there working tirelessly to feed you that Great British Bake Off episode on demand! Binge on!
Oregon State AD: We won’t play Ohio State again for payday .
The Oregon State Beavers got smashed 77-31 by Ohio State in their season opener on Saturday, and the school’s athletic director says that’s not what he wants out of the program. Scott Barnes joined John Canzano on “The Bald Faced Truth” radio show Tuesday and said the program does not want to trade losses for big paydays.
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