That is very interesting and has some valid points. Without seeing the full matrix of data collected to form this plausible theory I would say 50/50. Would also be interesting to see some Info regarding the loss of "connection" to the use/addiction state.
One of the best clips I've seen of Buddy. My father +Michael Steczo took me to see Buddy Rich perform live in Colorado Springs when I was in junior high and what a night that was. It left a lasting impression. The only problem was that it set the bar REALLY high. I left realizing I'd never come near that level of skill. Delightful to see it in person though.
DARPA recently conducted an experimental demonstration of Robotic Landing Gear. Replacing standard landing gear, the adaptive system consists of four articulated, jointed automated legs that are able to bend and fold up next to the helicopter’s fuselage while in flight. Each leg has an integrated force-sensitive contact sensor in its foot. During landing, each leg extends and uses the sensor to determine in real time the appropriate angle to assume to ensure that the helicopter stays level without risking the rotor touching the landing area.
Having the ability to land on and take off from angled, irregular and moving surfaces would greatly expand the effectiveness of helicopters across many military and national security missions.
I don't think weight would be the problem, more that an uneven landing surface like a hill could come in contact with the rotor blades. That's up to the pilot's judgement when landing in unfamiliar terrain, and likely to be a problem. Also if the hill is steep enough, you might get into trouble with ground effect on one side but not the other. But adding the capacity to land on unlevel terrain seems like a win, even if it's only for rescue choppers or perhaps even on boats.
Really guys? 10 minutes to get a water refilled? That was after it took 10 minutes to just get a menu and another long wait to flag someone down so we could order. The food took more than 40 to come out. Had to walk to the bar to get another beer. I know it was busy but I don't have 2+ hours to get run of the mill pub fare.
Prawn and scallops were top quality and tasty. Check out the chandeliers, made of kitchen utensils/tools. More manhattans made with Canadian Club - this might be the one truly annoying part of Zürich. Short menu but this is something I do not mind while others may dislike.
These guys are friendly and great to work with. I was able to send along photos of the junk and was given an estimate. They were able to stick with that and deal with the weird access issues for the area they were removing the junk from. A reliable, quick, and local service that I would certainly use again when needed.