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Comment: RF on planes? (Score 0, Troll) 198

by Avatar889 (#27865387) Attached to: Virgin American In-Flight Internet Review, From In-Flight

I thought they explicitly banned RF devices from being operated on planes for "security reasons"?

Did they also make a whole bunch of changes to the plane or did they actually test to see if it would cause any harm (like the FAA prevented the MythBusters from doing).

I for one can't wait to fall out of the sky because some 12 year old needs to download his pr0n faster, so he brings a yagi on the plane.


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