Saturday

6. Spin


In my own undistinguished career, I bowled medium-fast, relying on weird seam holding and unpredictable pitching, plus scudders on matting … but it was the spinners I loved, wish I could have been one. Could watch a spinner dazzle batsmen for an hour, noisier sections of the crowd restless, I had the binocs glued on the striker’s feet.

5.  Ouch

4.  The hubris is strong with this pair

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8030241/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-stop-using-Sussex-Royal-brand-territory-spring.html#comments

11,900 comments, not loved in this country.  I want to see the Duchies taken back too, plus all all public monies for protection, plus his place in the succession.

Now [cough], just a thought – is Hazza becoming a tad ‘Royal Cad’ about all this?  Time to start examining his origins again – like father, like son?  🙂

I’ll get me coat.

3.  Your job or your cat?

2. The absurdity of musical copyright

The fact is that many of the copyright lawsuits we see coming out of the music industry mostly revolve around copyright claims on musical melodies. In many of these cases, artists find themselves on the losing end of judges and juries all while claiming that there was no intention to infringe, with the supposedly offending material instead being developed as essentially an independent creation that happened to be similar to previous works. The Blurred Lines case went that way, as has the Dark Horse case. The problem with this is that music is somewhat akin to mathematics, in that within a given octave or set of octaves, there are a finite number of musical combinations between notes that can be made. Sure, that number of combinations is large — tens of billions, actually — but the finite number of resources exists nonetheless.

Given that fact, affording copyright protection to melodies like this is absurd.

1. How deeply embedded in education it is

https://freedomproject.com/the-newman-report/1343-teacher-fired-for-standing-against-indoctrination?fbclid=IwAR37tygifgspv05Jksl5xfgyJHQQ8TJ3QqhvwvcsM_JWA4iisvtiUOP4UFM

https://www.theepochtimes.com/socialist-led-redfored-movement-aims-to-reinvigorate-labor-and-defeat-trump_2818729.html

https://ktar.com/story/1982015/opinion-red-for-ed-duped-arizonans-into-backing-politics-not-teachers/

In turned on its head America, where international red communist means GOP and international blue conservative means Dem Rat, no wonder people were duped and confused.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]

7 comments for “Saturday

  1. Penseivat
    February 22, 2020 at 13:14

    When Harry was born, he would probably have been given a blood or DNA test. If there was any evidence that Charles was not the father, I wonder if a sad case of cot death would not have occurred?

    • February 22, 2020 at 13:22

      Wills has a chip in the wrist, story circa 2007, not sure about Hal.

      • Distant Relative
        February 22, 2020 at 13:28

        One of them also has a chip on his shoulder. 🙂

  2. Distant Relative
    February 22, 2020 at 13:25

    4. *ahem* tinfoil hat alert

    ….like father, like son?…..

    It has done, or maybe still be doing, the rounds on the web that Hazzard was conceived by some occult ritual. Di said in an interview that she was surprised she bore Haz as she and Chaz were no longer on intimate terms and it was before wassisname Hewitt became her bed companion. She said, it is alleged, that at about the time of conception she had been off colour for three consecutive days – said she felt as though she’d been drugged and could not account for it. Theories abound that Phil is the daddy. Some have noted that Haz resembles a young Phil? So who knows? Would not put anything past that lot. “Royal Cad” still fits the MO though whichever one of them it was.

    It’s hot and sunny here so I’ll pass on the coat and just get me hat! 😉

  3. Mark Matis
    February 22, 2020 at 14:52

    2. Why on earth is copyright longer than patent? With patent, you at least get something allegedly useful…

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