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The Battle of Hoth Deconstructed by Spencer Ackerman

Posted By Blackfive • [February 14, 2013]


The Attackerman should be known to most of you long term readers.  He's been at Wired's Danger Room for a few years now and done some good work there.  But this, this is definitely his finest hour...for all the nerds of geek-dom, I present to you, your new King...  

About the Rebel's defensive shield and ion cannon:

...Its outermost perimeter defense is an energy shield that can deflect Imperial laser bombardment. But the shield has two huge flaws: It can’t stop an Imperial landing force from entering the atmosphere, and it can only open in a discrete place for a limited time so the Rebels’ Ion Cannon can protect an evacuation. In essence, the Rebels built a shield that can’t keep an invader out and complicates their own escape...

It's a great piece and worthy of your time, but I think our friend and Editor of Wired's Danger Room, Noah Shachtman, should ask for this week's pay back from Spencer...because, come on, if you know the Attackerman, you know he wrote this manifesto during recess in the 5th grade.

Go check it out.  The comments are awesome, too.


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