Happy fathers day to all!
Happy Father's Day to the four Best Fathers I know - Jack Harbaugh, Merle Feuerborn, John Harbaugh and Tom Crean! pic.twitter.com/wR1DTcIxQG— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 21, 2015
Recently I started to show a friend how to convert YouTube videos into mp3, and her first reaction she's get in trouble for pirating music.
Which got me thinking. I'm no attorney, and I'm sure the law here is arcane and probably muddy enough to even cause head scratching and debate among lawyers practicing more everyday law.
My take, it's okay to copy a song off of YouTube, as long as it’s only for personal use. The "fair use" allows one copy for personal use, just like when you record a TV show with your DVR, you are then creating one copy for your use. It does not become illegal until you start distributing that show, or music for profit, or passing on to friends for non profit use. Just the act of distribution is where it officially becomes illegal.
Where I think mp3 ripping crosses the line, or at least is legally challengable, is conversion services that also archive MP3s and store them on its servers for future downloads. So if a user visits the site and enters a URL that someone previously had, then instead of re-ripping the song, they could just go to its servers and give the user a copy of the MP3 that was already stored there. Which … is essentially a lot like illegally downloading music.
Now, whether mp3 ripping in any form is moral, is another question. The quality isn't that hot, I think most people are like me and do it for casual use and sampling, and that it leads to more licensed purchases, rather than to build a serious library.
I'm hoping to solicit a little MGoHelp. I'm moving to San Francisco from Los Angeles in a few weeks - mostly so I can troll both Oakland and the 49ers, and secondarily for a new job.
I'm looking for an apartment, and wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I know this is near-impossilbe, but trying to find something within a reasonable price range ($1,500-$2,300), and open to roommates. I'm open to living in Oakland as long as it's not too hard to get to a BART.
Any advice on neighborhoods or where to look would be appreciated! Thanks.
A couple of months ago, I came to MGoBlog when I was struggling with my Ross BBA application (here's the thread). I found out today that I was accepted and I don't think I could have done it without the blog's help. I just wanted to say thanks to all of the users who helped; this blog truly has had an impact on my life regardless of the sports aspect. I will forever appreciate everyone who gave me their advice. Thanks again and go blue!
Since Nike vs. Adidas is a major topic on this blog, especially the shade of maize that each company uses, I decided that I would look into the actual shade of maize and see which company uses the correct shade. In the pictures below, you will see all the shades of yellow (maize is on the far right, second row down).
Maize is a lighter yellow that obviously resembles the color of common corn. In this next picture, you see the shade of maize that each company uses.
In my opinion, Adidas uses the correct shade of maize. Nike uses more of a sunglow, jonquil, or amber shade (when compared to the 1st picture), and adidas' use of a lighter color is closer to the correct shade of maize. Although it isn't perfect, it is closer to the correct shade than Nike's "maize."
Tell me your input on the colors used by each company
Very detailed and insightful piece from CNCB that does a great job addressing the question:
"With the total level of student debt outstanding at more than $1.2 trillion, parents, students and researchers are now asking: how is this sustainable? And why does college cost so much?"
With plenty of great charts, facts and figures covering public and private, every state, most major schools - 26 schools in Michigan, for example.
My University tuition was less than my Jesuit high school tuition - about $250 a semester.