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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oh hell no. The Nazi||
Oh hell no. The Nazi Swastika maybe, but the Swastika is a universal symbol of hope, good, luck, etc. It dates back thousands of years and is still in widespread use in most of the world. It has significant historical links to Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddism. Yes in western culture it is heavily linked with Nazism (and hence racism), but the western world is not the world.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A swastika drawn in shit!||
A swastika drawn in shit! Yeah, good luck with that. Freshman year we has a roving shitter in the dorm that would shit in a shower stall roughly every 2-3 weeks. The whole dorm was on alert to catch the guy. It took over 5 months to finally do it.
The reality is there is very little the president can do about any of the issues raised. For the most part they are protected speech by the US Constitution. They are community issues and really can only be solved by the community.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||AFAIK, that recusals are much||
AFAIK, that recusals are much more restricted than that. For Osborne, it would be Nebraska and Nebraska only. For Alvarez it would be Wisconsin and Wisconsin only.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not much you can do about 3rd||
Not much you can do about 3rd down conversions where the ball is released quickly, the throw basically perfect, and the receiver catches the ball even with a defender on them. Hell I think on at least 1 of those, the defender even had a hand on the ball during the catch and the receiver still caught it.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Um, quite honestly I rather||
Um, quite honestly I rather have a working hip. Those things never heal right. and beer is cheap.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Generally they are going to||
Generally they are going to burn the gas regardless. Sure a lot of the time they are just taking them up to do the flyover, but it still counts towards hours and hop. Though there are also other time when they are doing actual testing or movements and they just add the flyover in as part of it. IIRC, I'm pretty sure that's how we were able to get a B2 flyover once, it needed to be moved from point A to point B and UofM wasn't drastically outside of the flight path.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Super Hornet first flight in 1995||
The Super Hornet which is what the Growlers are based off of had their first flight in 1995. While they stil carry the F/A-18 name and Hornet designation, that's mostly political (basically done to fund a brand new plane without funding a brand new plane). While the Super Hornet is shaped somewhat like the regular hornet, it is significantly larger with a longer fuselage, larger wings, and new engines, etc. The only US jet in service that's really newer is the F-22 and thats only by 2 years.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||F/A-18s are loud||
Yes they are quite loud. Last weekend was fleetweek here in SF and the Blue Angels were in town like always. Can always tell when they are either practicing or performing cause they make one phenomenal racket. The main stage area is maybe 3/4 of a mile from where I live, just down the hill. Can hear them just fine when they are doing their display passes, and, when they routing takes them over the neighborhood, they can certainly rattle the windows. They used to do a pass down broadway at low altitude on practice which was amazing and I could actually see the pilots outside my window.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Depends on what plane you get||
Depends on what plane you get with United. They have a fair number of planes with DirectTV. If you have one of those, it will be quite easy.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Prior to Spurrier, SC has 1||
Prior to Spurrier, SC has 1 double digit win season. He's added 3 and 3 top 10 finishes, he's by far the best coach they've had.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Its been late the past couple||
Its been late the past couple of weeks. I think 2 weeks ago it was up at like 10pm PST and last week it was up at least that late.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||All reports are that he had||
All reports are that he had to be convinced to come back for this year. Its very close to the situation that Carr found himself in his final year. Had to be convinced to come back for it and his heart just wasn't into it. These two combined should be a lesson for ADs, if a coach is thinking about retiring, help them retire.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Was considering retiring last season||
Spurrier was considering retiring last season and probably got talking into coming back. So at this point he was probably like, I'd rather be golfing and not dealing with all this negative stuff. Plus it allows SC to basically audition the current staff and if that doesn't work be positioned to go after a top tier coach.
|7 weeks 14 min ago||That's easy to figure out:||
1 Count is the orginal captured image/video
1 Count is tranmiting the captured image/video
1 Count is using a computer device to commit a crime
Now technically, you could commit ALL 3 of those actions merely by using an iphone set to sync to iCloud to capture the video. by default the video will be synced to the icloud account which is tranmitting and as its all done with a computer device... Prosecutors tend to throw every charge they can even if that means multiple charges for a single action.
and in no why to diminish the heinousness of what LTT is reported to have done, as the law is wrtten, you can technically violate all three counts by snapping a picture of your girlfiend in her underwear with any smart phone with automated syncing.
|7 weeks 16 min ago||With the current law as||
With the current law as written, if would be very hard to get out of at least the capture or computer charge. There might be some wiggle room with the transmitting charge as that has an intent sub-clause.
For everyone's reference, this appears to be the law that has been violated:
(1) A person shall not do any of the following:
(a) Surveil another individual who is clad only in his or her undergarments, the unclad genitalia or buttocks of another individual, or the unclad breasts of a female individual under circumstances in which the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(b) Photograph, or otherwise capture or record, the visual image of the undergarments worn by another individual, the unclad genitalia or buttocks of another individual, or the unclad breasts of a female individual under circumstances in which the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(c) Distribute, disseminate, or transmit for access by any other person a recording, photograph, or visual image the person knows or has reason to know was obtained in violation of this section.
(2) A person who violates or attempts to violate this section is guilty of a crime as follows:
(a) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(a):
(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(ii) If the person was previously convicted of violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(b) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(b) or (c), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(3) This section does not prohibit a person from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of law committed by that person while violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a) to (c).
(4) This section does not prohibit security monitoring in a residence if conducted by or at the direction of the owner or principal occupant of that residence unless conducted for a lewd or lascivious purpose.
(5) This section does not apply to a peace officer of this state or of the federal government, or the officer's agent, while in the performance of the officer's duties.
(6) As used in this section, “surveil” means to subject an individual to surveillance as that term is defined in section 539a.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||wunderground does pretty all||
wunderground does pretty all right overall. They generally rank in the ~100ish range of visited websites. ~47 million monthly vistors. And its the second most visited weather website in the world. Would have to assume that weather.com is the most so they are probably doing all right.
Plus at least wunderground was designed to have fairly low operating costs. The whole idea behind it was to use the publically available data and forcasts and present it in a useful way. Over time they've added some additional algorithims on top of it, but costs shouldn't be that much of an issue.
Part of the problem with weather.com is likely that its part of the weather channel side of the house and as you point out, that's been having some issues.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Been owned by them for ~3||
Been owned by them for ~3 years now. Pretty much allowed to run as an entirely seperate entity. They run an entirely different website, create their own apps, etc. In fact, they largely have a completely different feature set. Don't even know if they are running off the same data (wunderground actually provides a lot of the weather content for various media companies as well).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Why would a Michigan grad or||
Why would a Michigan grad or supporter use anything else but wunderground.com? Its basically the commercial spin off of the weather underground project at UM (or at least it was until bought by the weather company). Even though its owned by the same company as weather.com, its like 10x better.
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||And a point of order, The||
And a point of order, The NCAA has nothing to do with the Heisman trophy nor do they really have anything to do with the functioning of the Sugar Bowl.
As for advertising on the uniforms, its been there for decades, or do you not see the stripes or swoosh or U?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Historically, there has||
Historically, there has always been some free rows in the student section. Generally this was due to the students compressing down to the corner. Hell, even in '97 there were free rows in the student section due to the compression.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||We are in the midst of 8+||
We are in the midst of 8+ years of pretty much unmitigated failure and yet just signed one fo the most lucrative merchandising deals in history. That's not because of the product on the field but because of the University. The University with 500k+ living alumni, all fairly well to do, etc.
The value/monetary return from Michigan athletics is due to the university, not the players. There are lots of players around. There is only 1 UofM.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||You are assuming that the||
You are assuming that the school isn't directly responsible for a large or even almost all of that money coming in.
While a star athlete can bring in some temporary additional revenue related to merchandising, merchandising is a small fraction of the overall revenue stream. The majority of the revenue stream for college athletics is independent of the individual players paying for a school.
|22 weeks 9 hours ago||He was under no legal nor||
He was under no legal nor moral obligation to hand over his **PRIVATE** cell phone. In addition, the NFL was able to obtain the cell phone records of both of the other people alleged to be involved. I or any reasonable person also wouldn't turn over their **PRIVATE** property without a legal obligation nor should they be expected to.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||So you can hear beyond||
So you can hear beyond 20Khz? You can distinguish music beyond 20Khz? Are you over 20 years old? Have you done actual blind A/B testing? Do you even have audio equipment that can regenerate sounds much beyond 20 Khz?
I'd bet good money that I can take your 88Khz recording, clip it to 44Khz and you won't be able to tell the difference.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||no they can't. There is zero||
no they can't. There is zero positive proof that people can and large quantities of negative proof from blind testing. And dynamic range is dependant on the number of encoding bits and not on sampling rate. Sampling rate controls peak frequency, 44.1khz redbook is limited to a peak frequency of 22khz which is well beyond the hearing range of 99.99% of the population and is extremely unlikely to even be heard by the artist, recording engineer, etc.
Now if you want to talk about people stomping all over the dynamic range of recordings, that's a whole different issue and has more to do with horrible mixing and mastering.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Unfortunately for you're||
Unfortunately for you're argument, repeated blind A/B testing proves you wrong. And I've been listening to music for decades using pretty much the same quality headphones that most music was recorded with, mixed with, and mastered with, fyi. (Sony MDR-V6s and Shure profesional IEMs).
In order to get an MP3 that is distinguishable in A/B testing vs redbook you have to use either a very bad encoder or an extremely low bit rate. 256-320 Kbs mpeg1 AL.3 (aka MP3) encoded with a "modern" encoder with proper psychoacoutstics is basically indistinguishable in blind testing from redbook.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, its perfectly legal||
Actually, its perfectly legal to rip a DVD. And even put it on your kids tablet. Loads and loads of copyright law and legal rulings support it. Its even legal to also make another DVD copy.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||You can make infinite copies||
You can make infinite copies for personal use of copyrighted content that you have a **VALID** license to. You don't however have any valid license to ANY music that you rip and convert off youtube. The very act of ripping it off youtube means you violate the license requirements to use youtube means that anything beyond that is poisoned.
AKA, youtube isn't selling you a product which means anything you could do with a CD you own doesn't apply. Youtube provided a licensed service with a ToS that has to be observed in order to have a valid copyright license you use the works on youtube. Violate the ToS, violate the license, violate the copyright.
And no all IP law isn't the same as IP is a massive umbrella for Patents, Trademarks, Secrets, and Copyrights. It is a massively complex part of law. And there is nothing specific to music specifically beyond things like statutory regulated licenses (what things like bars and radio stations have been using for years with designated clearing houses and such).
|22 weeks 4 days ago||prove that you can tell any||
prove that you can tell any difference between a high quality MP3, 16b 44khz red book CD, and 24b 192khz audio and we'll think about it. FYI, so far no one has actually been able to prove they can tell the difference between redbook audio and 24b 192khz audio. And very very very few have even been able to do it with high quality mp3s and redbook audio.
AKA 24b 192khz is basically the same as $10k audiophile optical cables!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Um, lets not confuse||
Um, lets not confuse violation of copyright with theft. They are logically and legally two entirely separate and distinct entities.
If you steal a car, you are depriving someone of property. If you make a copy of a song, you are not. AKA in one there is actual physical loss, in the other there is ephemeral potential loss of money but no actual physical loss of property.
Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine when people confuse or conflate the two.