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[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

Its funny because seems like these could be made to be very self sufficient and you would think rich folk would want that.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

The norm seems to be going for huge diesel engines and helicopter pads rather than sails.

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