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About jjeffeory

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    It's Just "Jeff"
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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    I marched...
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    Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard, Star of Indiana, Bluecoats, Crown, Madison Scouts, Phantom Regiment, Oregon Crusaders, Cadets, and others too from time to time and show to show...
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    Star 1990
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  1. Star '91 Question

    I remember the old ending musically, but I don't know how to describe it. It was generally the same music, less powerful, and more staccato. I seem to remember a floating form, maybe with stars instead of the cross to cross.
  2. I just heard the oldie chart they played. Sounds mostly good, but excellent for the first camp. Can't wait to hear them more later.
  3. Video edits 2017

    Maybe and maybe not. Some of the protection schemes employed by companies are worst than piracy, as they compromise personal privacy. Several companies have been sued over going too far the other way. Sorry, you're not going to get any corporatists/fascist sympathy from me. Companies could change their business models to align with consumer wishes and do away with most piracy if they actually listened to and implement what studies have shown works to reduce piracy. Instead there are a bunch of old white dudes in suits who are hanging on to an aging business model that not longer works in the modern age. ....and this is coming from someone who may be getting closer to them than the younger generation. The solution is to find something that works to reduce the problem, not a scorched earth policy that creates more problems than it solves. Jail is not a magical thing that cures all ills. In fact, it only enriches those who are in the business of jail. The goal is less criminals and jails, not old testament fire and brimstone...
  4. Video edits 2017

    I'm not up on that at the moment, but there are quite a few 4k sources around.
  5. Video edits 2017

    No, there are many reasons that people pirate. Here's a list I find that goes into considerably more depth than your black and white assessment: 10 Reasons why people do piracy 1. I don’t want to pay for it. Production houses and software companies charging money for their creation is the most common reason why people do piracy, and it fuels the biggest torrent websites in the world. People just want the movies and tv shows for free. And they are quick enough to grab the opportunity facilitated by the torrent websites and other online platforms. This causes financial damage to the content creators. 2. I can’t afford it. Not all the online pirates out there are doing it just because they don’t want to pay money for the content they want to consume. Some of them may not be in the position to purchase it. A considerable example is of Adobe Photoshop, a name synonymous to photo editing, just like the iPod was for every music player in the past. Photoshop doesn’t come cheap, so, some people prefer obtaining it from elsewhere. The defenders of copyright infringement would say, leave it if you can’t afford it. One has to agree with that, you can’t just download a premium software for free just because you can’t afford it. Would it be wise for a person to steal a Rolls Royce? He won’t be able to save that much money in his entire life. People won’t do such thing in fear of going to jail. Even, piracy could lead people to prison, but the chances of getting a strict punishment are quite less. A supportive argument can be made that some of the pirates might become Photoshop experts and eventually go on to purchase it in the future. But one can’t just take home an expensive guitar just because there is a possibility of him becoming a world-class guitarist in the future and fill his home with Les Pauls. 3. It’s not available in my region This is a major rationale why many people head to torrent websites with an intention to pirate software or other things. Mostly in the case of movies and tv shows, various content creators restrict the availability in some regions, and the population remains deprived of it. Some people, who are willing to pay, just can’t accept it and make efforts to fight against the discrimination. If a friend says, hey there is this awesome TV show I have been watching lately in which people are fighting for a throne, a person might have the craving to watch it. He or she would immediately turn on the television to check the showtime but comes to know that the show doesn’t air in her country. The person would search for it on the internet and may be turned down by the restricted region tag. If the friend keeps telling how good the show is, the person might end up downloading the tv show illegally. 4. It gets delayed in my country Some production studios and software companies delay the availability rather than blocking the access to it. Some people don’t have the patience to wait till the content actually arrives in their region. So, they end up pirating the TV show or movie on from torrent websites. A workaround would be virtually teleporting to the region where the content is available. You might have heard about people using VPN connections to watch Netflix US. Sadly, Netflix started blocking users who were trying to fake their locations. But still, it’s far better than pirated their content. 5. I find it hard to purchase. The motivation of such pirates lies in the distribution system of the content creators. For example, a particular tv show might be exclusive to cable networks, but a person is having a Netflix or Hulu plan. He might not go for a cable subscription just to watch a single show. He may end up finding it on torrent websites. The ###### payment systems set up by online stores and streaming services like Apple iTunes and Netflix also adds to the misery of the people wanting to consume content legally. Most of these services require a credit card as a payment option and support for debit cards is quite limited. 6. I want to use it only once. Say, a not-so-popular low budget movie gets released, and it doesn’t feature any big Hollywood A-listers. Some people might want to watch it but aren’t sure if it would be good or not. Some may want to watch it only once. So, they decide to download the pirated movie torrent for it. Similarly, if someone wants to recover data from a storage device, they might download a premium data recovery software from pirate websites. So, one of the reasons why people do piracy is because they only want to use the content for a limited number of times. 7. The creators already have enough money Some people justify their piracy hobbies by stating the fact that the production studio or the software company already has a huge bank balance and they won’t mind one person using their stuff for free. Such people need to understand that the creators need the money to make more content in the future. If every person would tag themselves as that “one person using their stuff for free”, the companies would go bankrupt. 8. The creators have earned enough For instance, a person is downloading a pirated movie years after its release. He would give the reason that the movie creators have earned enough from the movie. They have made the profits and now it’s fine to get for free. Maybe they’ve managed to fill hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars in their pocket. It doesn’t give pirates the right to obtain their content illegally. However, the producers can offer it for free if they want. Although, in reality, they won’t do so because they’re greedy as well. 9. See, others are also doing it. Some people have this go with the flow mentality. They know that they are pirating movies, tv shows, music albums, etc. and downloading them illegally but they justify their actions by saying that other people are also downloading illegal content. 10. I don’t know that I’m a pirate Now, this is something that may sound like a WTF statement. How can a person not know that he or she is downloading the stuff illegally? But it’s true, individuals in technology and education deprived regions may not have enough knowledge about the copyright law and its infringement. They think that all the stuff available on the web is for free. They don’t know what’s legal and what’s illegal.
  6. Video edits 2017

    Wow, the jails could end up being very crowded indeed. I'm for less people being in jail and saving the tax payers money. Keep the violent and dangerous people behind bars, but the rest shouldn't be in jail.
  7. Video edits 2017

    Well, I think the best option is to remove the reason for piracy, but that's just me. As far as the latter sentence, my point is that ALL the wasteful protection methods server to do is stop those who would be less inclined to pirate in the first place. Those who want to pirate can do so very easily. The "code crackers'" work can be used for non-nefarious reason just as much as for pirating, so I totally disagree with you in them getting jail time. I say don't make a product that's going to be an issue, or offer the product so that people can get it legally. The rest of this is just an exercise of talking about what is possible to do. It is possible to get full shows without any edits. I'll leave the morality of it to you and everyone else.
  8. Video edits 2017

    There are solutions that circumvent all the protection, create virtual monitors and audio endpoints, where the protection is then stripped away and the image and streams are gotten. There are quite a few people who get the DCI streams without edits, and can watch the forever. DVD has been cracked, Bluray has been cracked, and every digital streaming method has been cracked.
  9. Video edits 2017

    Once the signal goes analog, that won't work... ..and it has to go analog at some point to get to your eyes. There are tons of apps that get past that, especially on the PC.
  10. DCI Design Staff's Other Work

    This thread is awesome! I am all for these people being able to use their craft year round. Funny thing for me is that I do not always enjoy some of these people's DCI work, but then I see what shows they were involved with at the BOA level, I really love that stuff. So it goes to show you that ALL of these names are talented and offer great stuff for we fans.
  11. Video edits 2017

    John, We rarely agree on anything. You don't have to be insulting about it. I just don't think you should put words into people's mouths... I've dealt with Tresona in the past and I know what they do. What gives you the right to put your values on others and backhandedly call them stupid because they don't share your view of things? Nothing. You're just a know-it-all bully and condescending, and it gets old. Your opinion is yours and other people can like or dislike an organization for whatever reason. As far as Tresona... "They're really a very aggressive company that came out of nowhere with untested theories," Craig said. "We're thrilled for Mr. Carroll to have defeated Tresona. Tresona's a very aggressive copyright troll." http://www.latimes.com/socal/burbank-leader/news/tn-blr-me-music-suit-20161230-story.html
  12. Video edits 2017

    I hate Tresona... They've basically inserted themselves into all of this, and it's for their financial gain more than it is for the spirit of protecting content producers. I'll just hope that the content producers and creators get the lion share of the proceeds, but with many middle men scenarios, that's probably not going to be the case.
  13. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Unfortunate that no Ohio band made finals this year... I know where your screen name comes from, and the green in your avatar too. Welcome to DCP!
  14. Full-field tarp?

    I've just rewatched O'Fallon's finals performance. Liked the show. Great design. Really dirty. I wasn't aware that it was such a big deal to have a full field tarp though. Honestly, there were a lot of innovative shows at both regionals, and I hope some of this innovation seeps over to DCI next year.
  15. I already started the thread on marching band planet, you must have missed it! ( When I go off topic, I go really off topic!)