I saw Lethal Weapon last night, tonight it's Loaded weapon... (I scored today, I'm loaded).
That's a state law. This particular tinfoil hat paranoia is federal law.
What I'd planned to do (which obviously didn't work) was to replace all quotes with end quotes, then replace all quotes preceeded by a space with a start quote. Easy, simple, but...
Not a whole lot has been happening. I took Wednesday off because they forecasted sixty degrees, probably the last time I'll see weather that warm before I retire.
Definition of CONVERSE
: something reversed in order, relation, or action: as
a : a theorem formed by interchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of a given theorem
b : a proposition obtained by interchange of the subject and predicate of a given proposition
Origin of CONVERSE
Latin conversus, past participle of convertere
First Known Use: 1570
Really good mikes cost a lot of money.
Those mikes are owned by the recording studio. That two grand is half recording, half pressing and packaging. There are half a dozen here in Springfield, friends of mine have used them.
Deutsche Gramophone worked with Yamaha to make a recording system capable of getting a 144db dynamic range.
CDs are limited to a 90 db, making that kind of pointless. LPs are limited to 60 db but oddly I have several LPs with more dynamics than their CD counterpart. But the point is, we're not talking about classical music with a 72 piece orchestra, we're talking about what's on the radio worldwide.
But of course, if one listens only on crap earbuds or a crap car stereo, then who cares, right?
You do realize that we're talking about streamed MP3s, don't you?
I still think streaming is for suckers. You pay for something that can be arbitrarily taken away by the "content owner" at their whim.
Paid streaming? I agree with that. But then, I don't have cable, either, the antenna works fine. If I'm buying music I want it on media; if you don't have the media you don't own anything.
I'm American but the British are right (about this). Punctuation punctuates, where you put it shows what you're punctuating. If it's a quotation within a sentence, and the punctuation is the sentences' punctuation, the punctuation goes outside. He didn't understand the word "outside". If the phrase within the sentence is what's punctuated, the punctuation goes inside the quote. "Peter is a jerk," he said. "And what a jerk!"
First, it hasn't yet been "a hundred years or more." As Frederick Lewis Allen says in Only Yesterday (written in 1932)
One thing the Smiths certainly will not do this evening [in 1919]. They will not listen to the radio.
For there is no such thing as radio broadcasting. Here and there a mechanically inclined boy has a wireless set, with which, if he knows the Morse code, he may listen to messages from ships at sea and from land stations equipped with sending apparatus. The radiophone has been so far developed that men flying in an airplane over Manhattan have talked with other men in an office-building below. But the broadcasting of speeches and music-well, it was tried years ago by DeForest, and "nothing came of it." Not until the spring of 1920 will Frank Conrad of the Westinghouse Company of East Pittsburgh, who has been sending out phonograph music and baseball scores from the barn which he has rigged up as a spare-time research station, find that so many amateur wireless operators are listening to them that a Pittsburgh newspaper has had the bright idea of advertising radio equipment "which may be used by those who listen to Dr. Conrad's programs." And not until this advertisement appears will the Westinghouse officials decide to open the first broadcasting station in history in order to stimulate the sale of their supplies.
Secondly, radio is forced to pay a whole lot less than internet, and until fairly recently didn't pay at all. In fact, in the 1950s there was a scandal called "payola" where labels would bribe disk jockeys to play their music. Rather than being paid to be heard, they were paying to be heard.
The only way you can monetize internet radio is to have low enough streaming fees, or high enough advertising costs. You can't stay in business unless you can generate more than your expenditures. The law was crafted to kill internet radio -- but the internet is international. You can always stream from another country.
...press a few buttons, review your history, and select from any one of the thousands of laws available to prosecute you -- most of which are victimless crimes (crimes against the state), not crimes against other individuals.
So tell me, what are these mystery crimes I commit every day?
Details? Like how they want to get rid of the EPA, OSHA, the FCC, the FAA, the FTC, the IRS? The very agencies that protect you from the corporate jackals?
I didn't need a memo, it seems pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain just from listening to them talk on TV.
Vote Ron Paul and squash the NSA, the Fed, and all these stupid agencies that seek to turn our world into 1984
Stupid agencies like OSHA and the EPA and the FTC who make sure I don't have the liberty to filthy my neighbor's water and air, take away my God-given right to run a dangerous workplace, my right to fuck over my customers?
Sorry, Kid, but I was alive before the EPA and OSHA. If there had been an EPA when I was a kid the air wouldn't have burned my lungs when we drove past Monsanto. If there had been an OSHA in 1959 my grandfather (who died because Purina was too damned cheap to put doors on the elevator) would have lived another quarter century.
I guess you'd get rid of the FDA and bring back snake oil salesmen and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle?
Because that's exactly what government is for -- keeping you from fucking me over. Things like roads and fire stations and schools are just icing on the cake.
The next generation may be the one that grows up without very expensive music.
FTFY. Quality music is no longer expensive to produce; the labels are pocketing the savings rather than passing it to the customer. In lots of 2000 a CD cost about a buck, including professional stamping and packaging. That makes it a couple grand to professionally produce a CD. That's far less than musical instruments cost.
Most indie bands sell their CDs for five bucks around here.
This "streaming music is dying" isn't a blow to music, it's a blow to independently produced music -- the majors still have radio (and radio station streams are all in good health), TV, and movies to showcase their merchandise. Indies are losing their power to market, which is why the RIAA hates internet streaming and P2P.
Corporate merchandise 1, indie art 0. Now what? We still have noisy merchandise but we're losing noisy art. God damn corporate greedsters and their God damned paid-off congress...
Conversely is to converse what literally is to literal. So I fail to see your point.
Christ, guys, this is the dumbest thing I've heard all week. Grow up without music? Right, like internet-only streaming music is the only music there is. You dumb kids do realize, don't you, that I was over forty before there was such a thing is internet-streaming music at all? Do you also know that there are these old-fashioned things called "radios" (I'll bet there's one in your car) that you can... GASP! Stream music from? Even record that streaming music?
What's more, unlike when I was a kid when you could only hear stations that are within about seventy miles or so, now you can hear almost every single radio station in the world. Want to listen to KSHE in St Louis? It's on the internet. KZAP in California (do they still play rock?)? Probably on the internet. A British station? On the internet. Brazilian? On the internet.
And you can stream those THOUSANDS of radio stations from your phone.
Guess what? You can also BUY CDs, RENT music from iTunes, or pirate it from TPB. You can rip CDs and put them on your phone.
A generation without music? How fucking naive. Dumb kids...