Quote for Today: Yann Martel

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© Javi with CCLicense

I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.
Yann MartelLife of Pi

Wind on the Water: Ocean Storm Simulation at GTC 2013

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View the latest in ocean simulation as featured at the GPU Technology Conference last month, the real-time, Beaufort Scale simulator called WaveWorks by Nvidia. Programmers now have the ability to make waves respond to wind. If you saw the gorgeous film Life of Pi you have seen such technology in action.

More information is available here.

Video via PCGamesHardware on YouTube.