If I may be downright Balkian for a moment, I'll admit to being jealous of the "tier 7"s.
@Subway Suicide@twitter Yeah, actual hunters are too busy to care since THEY ARE OUT HUNTING.
Yes! The addition of any fixture that you can operate with a thrust of the crotch or butt brings us closer to a more ergonomic and healthier future.
But what if it is discovered that watching YouTube clips of cats falling off things extends life? Then we all might live to see a lolspeak Pulitzer awarded to the horse_ebooks guy.
Well, so what? Earth-size, potentially habitable planets are common.>
Question for the Author: have you ever been of the revolutionary mindset? And how did you change your mind?
It's a v. thoughtful piece that allows you to calibrate your reformist position against a notable individual's revolutionary one.
@jfruh Orbits can have different distances, different eccentricities (ellipse-iness), and occupy different planes relative to Earth (North-South vs. East-West, for example).
@deepomega The Lagrangian as a representation of the laws of motion or the Lagrange liberation points?
I would add that there are two kinds of microgravity. One kind is the absence of a significant gravitational field. You have to be far away from any planet or big outer space thing to experience this.
The space station is in free fall. It still experiences the pull of the Earth's gravity, but because it has sufficient angular momentum, it falls at the same rate that the Earth curves away from it. People in this reference frame experience weightlessness because of the absence of reaction forces, like Choire said.
@hockeymom "As it fled the scene, the pig was heard to exclaim FUCK DA POLICE."