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Comment Re:Two movies come to mind (Score 1) 115

I've seen both of those movies, and I just finished The Human Division just yesterday. The movies are great, and the book is good, but the book itself and TFA aren't related to the movies really at all. They could be, but Scalzi chooses to treat the CDF warriors as modified humans, rather than a different species entirely.

Comment Height-adjustable desks (Score 4, Interesting) 347

The desks at my work are on hydraulics, so they can be raised or lowered at will. It's great to be able to raise your desk and stand for a while after sitting for a couple hours, but I wouldn't want to have to be forced to stand all the time.

The desks get high enough that I can push my high-backed office chair underneath it, and low enough to get probably two feet or so off the ground. It's a great compromise between having to sit or stand the entire day.

Comment Re:Can the U.S. military target it immediately? (Score 4, Insightful) 151

Oh come on. I can't imagine that this $400 "satellite" has a propulsion system of any kind. It will deorbit in months if not weeks, and burn up on reentry in to the atmosphere. This satellite isn't going to be space junk.

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