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Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 2, Interesting) 737

by Lumpy (#49343993) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

"Any method of getting in from the passenger compartment would be vulnerable to coercion."

not if you have an air marshall with an AA12 shotgun full of beanbag rounds right there. There are very simple answers, the airlines are whiny bitches that claim they cant afford it, and that is the center of the problem.

3 crew on flight deck for all aircraft, Let the pilots rest and get good sleep, and2 very well armed angry air marshalls on every flight. Solves 100% of all "terrorisim" problems.

Sadly the people in charge of security that have zero clue as to what to do, and the airlines whiny executives disallow the correct answer.

Comment: Re:Don't Ruin It for Me (Score 1) 884

by Lumpy (#49340943) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Dont worry, next year will be ruined by the hotels. They already announced there will be a 20% increase in hotel prices next year.

2 years ago it was a lot better, this year is probably my last year as I just cant afford $600 a night for a 4 night minimum stay anymore Plus $80 a day parking at the hotel. Makes my VIG passes look cheap in comparison.

Comment: Re:Idle threats? (Score 1) 884

by Lumpy (#49340887) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Gencon consumes all of indy that weekend. you cant get a hotel within 30 miles. Every single hotel room is already booked for that weekend. Every restaurant in a 10 mile radius of the center is packed full of people.

I honestly hope they move because Indy is too dinky of a town for Gencon. I want them to move to Vegas. Cheaper and better hotels, cheaper and easier flights. And a shitload more to do outside of the convention.

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 1) 47

by Lumpy (#49340613) Attached to: Dueling Home Automation Systems at SXSW (Video)

It's a hobby that makes me $102,000 ish a year. (actually more if you include the company car and benefits)

I design and install the real stuff and program homes and even freaking hospitals with Lutron,Vantage, Crestron and AMX control systems. using real sensors and systems to do some amazing stuff. A major hospital in michigan has my code running the lighting on all 12 floors using sensors on the roof and each room, hallway, etc and floor for light harvesting and lighting control. I even adjust the color kenetics RGB accent lighting based on the current weather conditions outside.

Hell the last home theater I did cost more than 90% of the people posting here will make in 10 years. The very rich and corperations all use the real stuff extensively. The consumer items are exactly what you called them, Toys for someone's hobby.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen