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."
@jfruh In response to critics of the emergency measures, Detroit City Councilman ED-209 remarked "I AM NOW AUTHORIZED TO USE PHYSICAL FORCE".
Awl v. TechCrunch? That's grade-A beef.
@LondonLee Right? And as essentially a cadaver with some computers and pistons and shit in it he was OCP's property.
@Werner Hedgehog And natural satellite-baiting.
Yeah, well The Awl gets shit tons of traffic from bear-baiting so who are you to accuse?
@stuffisthings What about the *constant* meetings with his Union rep he must no doubt have? The contract probably doesn't include a lot of language related to lubricants and exoskeleton detailing.
I'd buy that for a dollar.
They should have a TV show for this kind of stuff and call it America's Funniest Home Vines, or AFHV for short.