Guilt by association is a terrible and dangerous thing.
I'm no fan of taxes, especially income tax, but still see it as a means to an end. I pay taxes, Microsoft should too. If I don't pay taxes, I can go to jail. Microsoft gets a free pass due to loopholes and tax shelters. This needs to end.
So the copious amounts of greenhouse gasses humans are pumping into the stratosphere don't affect global temperatures at all despite the overwhelming evidence that the earth is indeed getting warmer? No extinction level events are happening? Just a localized anomaly huh?
The camera is stabilized. At one point the copter tilts enough that part of it is in the frame.
Because doesn't fracking fracture the strata and thus make the ground more unstable? Correct me if I'm wrong here. I don't know the magnitude, but it doesn't sound like a good thing to do overall. The whole thing is a bad idea period. How about just ending our addiction to oil? Nope. Can't do that while there is ground to rape and destroy so some cartel can stay in power for a few more years.
This is a good idea, but not a solution. Often you have no idea that the file is bad until after the fact, in this case years later. I've had mp3 collections get glitches here and there after a few copies from various drives. If you have no idea the data is bad in the first place, your backup of the data isn't going to be any better. I would say that all of my photography I've collected over the years has stayed readable somehow. I do check in lightroom every once in a while, but I wouldn't be shocked to find a random unreadable file. Not good really, but there's probably not much I can do other than make sure that my files are verifiable.
also to be fair the faux war on drugs has caused more violence than anything else. you can blame the us government and the cia for putting crack into poor communities. kind of gives weed and seed a whole new meaning.
"How many shootings were prevented because a citizen was carrying a gun and shot another citizen who was carrying a gun with the intention of shooting somebody else? "
if you outlaw guns, only criminals will have them. guns aren't going away anytime soon. its not the number of guns in our society that is a problem, it is our culture. your logic fails because the swedish also have a large number of weapons privately owned including full automatic rifles. yet you don't hear about rising gun violence in sweden do you? our society has become sick with no direction. take the guns away and people will just stab each other like the animals that they have become. the militia you speak of has essentially become the national guard. and you are right, we do need to take control of our country back. to be honest, a coup is likely one of the few real options right now outside of voting every single congressman out of congress and starting from scratch.
Goddamn right! I hate to say it, but I refuse to use ubuntu anymore because it seems like every new release is a total clusterfuck of new half finished ideas. I never liked gnome all that much, but even going back to version 2 would seem like an improvement at this point. Linux devs need to work together and produce a consistent UI, but no lets instead have different flavors of X and a million different desktop environments. Because that's so much better. Could you imagine how polished the UI would be if you combined all these teams competing to get to the same place? Go ahead. Cue all the fanboys that tell me choice is better.
People starting out don't see their own self value and will do anything for exposure because they think exposure will bring them work. Its a hard lesson to learn that you don't just give away work for free.
Actually you don't understand pricing of photographs at all. Companies routinely spend $10,000 and more to hire a photographer for just one day. 100,000 also accounting for damages. The maximum amount you can sue for is 30,000 per instance.
But damages for copyright infringement vastly larger than their actual worth. Look into copyright law.
$100,000 is a good ballpark figure. Infringement is punished with severe financial penalties to discourage it.
Actually willful infringement is worth quite a bit in the court of law. Its well within his interests to pursue this and if he doesn't it sets the example that this sort of behavior is acceptable.