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Comment: Embrace drones, for hell's sake... (Score 1) 175 175

For the sake of it, if you can fly a Predator on the other side of the earth to send HellFire missile to kill people, how hard can it be to have a few remote operated drone to put fire out ?

Oh, wait, it already exist... http://www.kaman.com/aerospace...

But I guess people prefer to have their taxes go to war machine to kill other people of a different culture, rather than real public safety machines which would make a change...

Comment: Reason for the current regulation ? (Score 1) 175 175

I'm gonna make a guess at the current regulation's reason: it has nothing to do about firefighting, and more to do about smoke being detrimental to proper engine function and airplane control. A similar temporary regulation was put in place over Europe during a volcanic eruption in Island (if my memory serves me well).

Comment: Re:Bodyfat percentage, not total weight, please. (Score 1) 409 409

Given that women very hardly put on any muscle, your comments is hardly relevant. Even Dana Linn Bailey (and her gossip'ed 'roid uses) hardly goes above 135lb off-season. Above 140lb of lean muscle mass, women bodybuilders hardly look feminine anymore.

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