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Comment Tyson's is correct but Bad Astronomer's better (Score 5, Interesting) 438 438

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

Comment evasion (Score 1) 582 582

"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.

Comment "ignore the court's order"... not quite (Score 1) 249 249

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.

Comment Re:2012 strikes again (Score 5, Insightful) 404 404

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!

"Facts are stupid things." -- President Ronald Reagan (a blooper from his speeach at the '88 GOP convention)