OK, I saw the movie, it is awesome in the true sense of the word awe, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The special effects are great, the story line simple and engaging. The the effects, especially the interior shots, are very detailed and the few technical issues didn't pull me out of the film to a large degree. While Tyson's comments are correct I think the link below from Bad Astronomer is a more interesting and full description of the issues: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/10/04/ba_movie_review_gravity.html
Hey! Some of the best astronauts were rock farmers... the one that set foot on the moon!
"I believe in evading and disintermediating the state", hmmm, so does he use the highways payed for by state and federal taxes to pick up the parts needed to make the gun or used by USPS/UPS/FedEx etc. to deliver the parts? I'm sure if his house is on fire or he or a family member have a medical emergency that he'll be turning down help from the emergency responders.
The US could respond by saying the Chinese "lacked technical proof" and was "not based on fact." but they could be accused of breaking copyright!
they've covered rain, snow, and heat but they're missing "gloom of night". Maybe the wearable electronics will have high beams?
Finally! We'll be able to get laid! We'll be able to display subliminal messaging in our eyes, the gateway to the soul, "Yeah baby, you want me! I'm sexy!"
Actually, from TFA, "Apple said that if the court found in Motorola's favor and instructed Apple to pay more than $1, Apple would pursue all possible appeals against the ruling." which isn't the same as ignoring it, unless you have a citation from somewhere else.
And to think we were worried about Huawei and ZTE... I guess it's ALL communications conglomerates!
Actually they did have rodent population control in those days, but it's effectiveness was severely curtailed as they associated cats with witchcraft and so went around killing them. An enlightening glimpse of how perpetuating a climate of fear with no sound basis can backfire!
Great idea, except that ASCAP will come after you for royalties for the public performance of a song
there's hope for fiscal conservatives!
Should have been denied on that basis alone
"So, um, how are they going to split that between county, state, and federally-funded roads?" because they're going to constantly record your position, without a warrant, and so will be able to determine what type of road you're on and for how long !-)
like who's in need of magic seeds in Farmville!
I thought it was Dan Brown's job to cause confusion between reality and fiction?