Giving a programming presentation wednesday

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    And to think these folks are the future of computer science. Scary eh.
    They probably didn't understand what gimbal lock was or cared about it. I don't understand why colleges don't teach alternate equations such as quaternions when they are far more stable, easily interpolated, and not prone to the pitfalls of Euler angles.

    So you have to be in a masters program before the college even talks about these things? Crazy.


    I'd love to see the presentation if you wouldn't mind.

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    I learned about quaternions in my 3rd year of undergrad.. (well, it was a 4th year course).

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    Euler angles and gimbal locks, quaternion interpolation, matrix conversions and shortest arcs are way off my league. But was I one of those students having the unique opportunity of being tutored into 3D Game programming... boy! would I grab that like I was going to lose it, or what?!
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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