• Respond to scam?

    If I respond to a scam email (knowing it's a scam) and get them to send me money, am I legally allowed to keep it?
    If I respond to a scam email (knowing it's a scam) and get them to send me money, am I legally allowed to keep it?
    5 answers · Security · 3 years ago
  • Administrative communications?

    So, this is a question for anybody working in an administrative position for a large environment. Often there's an important piece of information that needs to be disseminated quickly. We've tried emails and multiple announcement boards, yet a lot of users STILL aren't getting the information we provide -- they either don't notice,... show more
    So, this is a question for anybody working in an administrative position for a large environment. Often there's an important piece of information that needs to be disseminated quickly. We've tried emails and multiple announcement boards, yet a lot of users STILL aren't getting the information we provide -- they either don't notice, don't read them thoroughly, or just don't care. Obviously not our fault, but what else can we possibly do? What's worked for you in the past?
    1 answer · Corporations · 3 years ago
  • Re-register a car out of state not in my name?

    I leased a car just under a year ago in New York. I'm still on my parents' insurance, so it was registered in their name. I just moved to Massachusetts and now the inspection deadline is in a few weeks. I'm looking into getting new insurance, but I don't even have a MA driver's license yet, and since the car isn't in my... show more
    I leased a car just under a year ago in New York. I'm still on my parents' insurance, so it was registered in their name. I just moved to Massachusetts and now the inspection deadline is in a few weeks. I'm looking into getting new insurance, but I don't even have a MA driver's license yet, and since the car isn't in my name, I don't know what's involved in getting it re-registered. What should I do? Drive back to NY and get it inspected?
    3 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 years ago
  • Online video reveals personal information?

    I came across a tumblr post containing several GIFs (and a video) of three young girls flashing a webcam. It appeared to be from a site called Stickam, which is no longer active. But there's enough personal info revealed in the video that someone could find them on Facebook very easily. Should I let these people know that this video is out... show more
    I came across a tumblr post containing several GIFs (and a video) of three young girls flashing a webcam. It appeared to be from a site called Stickam, which is no longer active. But there's enough personal info revealed in the video that someone could find them on Facebook very easily. Should I let these people know that this video is out there? Or should I not stir up trouble?
    1 answer · MSN · 3 years ago
  • What to order on a first date when I don't drink?

    I'm going out for drinks with an awesome girl tonight...but I don't drink often, for medical reasons, and alcohol isn't an option at the moment. What should I order? Basically I don't want her to feel weird that she's drinking and I'm not.
    I'm going out for drinks with an awesome girl tonight...but I don't drink often, for medical reasons, and alcohol isn't an option at the moment. What should I order? Basically I don't want her to feel weird that she's drinking and I'm not.
    11 answers · Beer, Wine & Spirits · 3 years ago
  • Subpoena'd, but moving away?

    I was a witness to a fatal DWI incident yesterday and I've been served a subpoena for the grand jury on the 23rd. I'm moving out of the area to start a new job in a week. I'll give what information I can but there's no way I can stick around for a trial to deal with this. What can I do?
    I was a witness to a fatal DWI incident yesterday and I've been served a subpoena for the grand jury on the 23rd. I'm moving out of the area to start a new job in a week. I'll give what information I can but there's no way I can stick around for a trial to deal with this. What can I do?
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • "<identifier> expected" error?

    I'm designing a small utility to help me organize my cases at my tech support job. I'm somewhat new to Java and this error has got me stumped. From what I understand, this error occurs when you try to add code at the top level of a class, outside of a method. Simple enough, except I'm not doing that -- and I'm getting the error... show more
    I'm designing a small utility to help me organize my cases at my tech support job. I'm somewhat new to Java and this error has got me stumped. From what I understand, this error occurs when you try to add code at the top level of a class, outside of a method. Simple enough, except I'm not doing that -- and I'm getting the error anyways. The error seems to disappear when the method doesn't need to accept any input, so the issue might be there. For those of you wondering, "techCase" is a self-designed class that I've also implemented in the package. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance! --- import java.util.*; public class caseList { List<techCase> cases = new ArrayList<techCase>(); public void addCase(techCase case) { //<identifier> expected } }
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 4 years ago
  • Would my girlfriend be fired for making erotic art?

    My girlfriend has been out of work for a while, but she just got a decent job working tech support. I'm very excited for her. However, she also makes erotic art and posts it online (under a pseudonym) for extra money. Since it's not illegal, she says it isn't an issue. But I'm worried that a more in-depth background check might... show more
    My girlfriend has been out of work for a while, but she just got a decent job working tech support. I'm very excited for her. However, she also makes erotic art and posts it online (under a pseudonym) for extra money. Since it's not illegal, she says it isn't an issue. But I'm worried that a more in-depth background check might reveal these activities, and she could lose this awesome chance. She insists it isn't a danger, and even if they found out, a company couldn't fire her for doing something completely legal and in no violation of their policy. I disagree on both counts. To all managers out there...would YOU fire someone if you found out an employee did this stuff?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • Date ended in a kiss...how to start off the next date?

    I took a wonderful woman on a first date to an orchestra concert. We both enjoyed ourselves immensely and kissed several times throughout. We ended with a tender kiss goodnight in my car. We've got another (less intense) date planned -- since orchestra concerts are quite expensive, we obviously can't do that again. Ultimately, we decided on... show more
    I took a wonderful woman on a first date to an orchestra concert. We both enjoyed ourselves immensely and kissed several times throughout. We ended with a tender kiss goodnight in my car. We've got another (less intense) date planned -- since orchestra concerts are quite expensive, we obviously can't do that again. Ultimately, we decided on going to her place and watching a movie. Not the most romantic, I know. Frankly I don't know if it even qualifies as a date. -_- So how do I start off? Do I start with a kiss? A hug? A friendly hello? It's not easy to gauge where we are after just one date.
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 4 years ago
  • How were Dragon Ball Z sound effects made?

    How were some of the sound effects for Dragon Ball Z created, such as the energy blasts and powering up sound effects? One person told me they were extremely processed bullet sounds and explosions and the like, but I've never found any real source on that. I'm trying to create something similar and I'd love some guidelines. Thanks in... show more
    How were some of the sound effects for Dragon Ball Z created, such as the energy blasts and powering up sound effects? One person told me they were extremely processed bullet sounds and explosions and the like, but I've never found any real source on that. I'm trying to create something similar and I'd love some guidelines. Thanks in advance!
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 5 years ago
  • Working in retail -- money problem?

    I've been working at a drugstore for several months. My supervisors have complimented me many times on how good I am with customers and how their customer service reviews have gone up since they hired me. We're only human, so occasionally there's a mistake with the money drawer and measures need to be taken. But it's happened once... show more
    I've been working at a drugstore for several months. My supervisors have complimented me many times on how good I am with customers and how their customer service reviews have gone up since they hired me. We're only human, so occasionally there's a mistake with the money drawer and measures need to be taken. But it's happened once a week for the past month -- way more often than normal -- and I keep getting in trouble. It occurs to me that the problems started when we transferred in a new assistant manager, so I don't know if she might not have good credentials or something. Bottom line, either a) I'm not good at handling money and I can't work anywhere, or b) someone is taking from the register. What should I do? I don't want to accuse anyone falsely, but I also don't want to get in trouble or lose my job over something I didn't do.
    1 answer · Marketing & Sales · 5 years ago
  • Traffic ticket in NY -- confused?

    I've been driving for years with not so much as a speeding ticket, but my car was wrecked about a week ago. The driving conditions were terrible, and I hydroplaned while going slightly below the speed limit. I noticed in time to avoid hitting any other vehicles, but I did hit a stop sign and a tree. The police at the scene gave me a ticket for:... show more
    I've been driving for years with not so much as a speeding ticket, but my car was wrecked about a week ago. The driving conditions were terrible, and I hydroplaned while going slightly below the speed limit. I noticed in time to avoid hitting any other vehicles, but I did hit a stop sign and a tree. The police at the scene gave me a ticket for: "SPEED NOT REASONABLE AND PRUDENT" which is subjective at best. On the accident report form it also said "ARREST TYPE: PROPERTY DAMAGE", though I was never arrested. So I don't get it. Is the ticket for supposedly driving unsafely, or for the property damage? I'm perfectly willing to pay for whatever damage occurred (a stop sign and a tree on public proprety), but in those conditions, the accident could have happened to anybody. The insurance agent even told me in passing that this particular day was full of accidents due to the weather. I don't want to pay whatever fine might occur on top of the property damage. How does traffic court even work? Can I talk to someone before my court date to work out a deal beforehand? Or do I just show up and whatever the judge decides goes? What are the benefits/disadvantages to pleading guilty by mail vs. showing up at the courthouse to contest it? Thanks in advance.
    2 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 5 years ago
  • Legality of cheerleading remixes?

    Suppose a cheerleading squad commissions me to make them a mix of a popular song. They pay me for the service of creating the mix, and I give it to them (I never sell the mix again). Are they clear to use that mix in official cheer competitions and such, or do they need to obtain special permission from the publisher? I'm new to cheerleading... show more
    Suppose a cheerleading squad commissions me to make them a mix of a popular song. They pay me for the service of creating the mix, and I give it to them (I never sell the mix again). Are they clear to use that mix in official cheer competitions and such, or do they need to obtain special permission from the publisher? I'm new to cheerleading mixes and I need to figure out the legality of everything. If permission is needed, how does one go about getting it? Thanks in advance.
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 5 years ago
  • Dealing with suicidal thoughts?

    I'm a 21 year old male and I have a depression/anxiety disorder. Medication (Zoloft) usually keeps it under control. I got a new job at a drugstore about a month ago. It's been great, but a few days ago things went poorly. I accidentally overcharged someone. Though I noticed my own mistake and rectified it, I still had to jump through... show more
    I'm a 21 year old male and I have a depression/anxiety disorder. Medication (Zoloft) usually keeps it under control. I got a new job at a drugstore about a month ago. It's been great, but a few days ago things went poorly. I accidentally overcharged someone. Though I noticed my own mistake and rectified it, I still had to jump through bureaucratic hoops to explain everything. Not a big deal, but it had me way more upset than I should have been. Then a teenage customer was verbally abusive to me when I refused to sell him alcohol. Again, not a big deal, and I did exactly what I should have, but it still got to me. I lost a lot of sleep that night. The following day, I was still rather flustered. I made several large mistakes within an hour of arriving. It worried my manager enough that he asked if I needed to take a few minutes and clear my head. I said I was fine and I got through the day all right, but I've been having thoughts of suicide ever since. And I've realized that this isn't the first time something like this has happened –– a few small things get me too worked up to function and I end up feeling awful. It scares me that something so little can push me so far. What do I do? I'm already medicated.
    6 answers · Mental Health · 5 years ago
  • I might have sold alcohol to a minor. What do I do?

    I'm 21 and I work at a drugstore in NY. I wasn't feeling well at work today -- headache, fatigue, etc. Twice today, a guy looking about my age came in and bought some alcohol. His ID looked all right at the time, but the more I think about it, the more I wonder if the picture was really of him. He wasn't wearing glasses, but the picture... show more
    I'm 21 and I work at a drugstore in NY. I wasn't feeling well at work today -- headache, fatigue, etc. Twice today, a guy looking about my age came in and bought some alcohol. His ID looked all right at the time, but the more I think about it, the more I wonder if the picture was really of him. He wasn't wearing glasses, but the picture on the ID was wearing them. I could easily have made a mistake. Nothing bad has come of it yet, but I'm really afraid, not just of losing my job but of facing criminal charges. What should I do? Do I tell my manager and hope for the best? Or just ignore it and hope nothing happens?
    7 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 5 years ago
  • Could making erotic art cost someone a job?

    My best friend has been out of work for a while, but she just got an entry level job working in retail. I'm very excited for her. However, she also makes erotic art and posts it online (under a pseudonym) for extra money. Since it's not illegal, she says it isn't an issue. But I'm worried that a more in-depth background check might... show more
    My best friend has been out of work for a while, but she just got an entry level job working in retail. I'm very excited for her. However, she also makes erotic art and posts it online (under a pseudonym) for extra money. Since it's not illegal, she says it isn't an issue. But I'm worried that a more in-depth background check might reveal these activities, and she could get passed over for a promotion or even terminated. She insists it isn't a danger, and even if they found out, a company couldn't fire her for doing something completely legal and in no violation of their policy. I disagree on both counts. Who's right?
    3 answers · Law & Legal · 5 years ago
  • Site like deviantArt for more adult themes?

    Is there a place like deviantArt that has more freedom in terms of posting mature material such as erotic art?
    Is there a place like deviantArt that has more freedom in terms of posting mature material such as erotic art?
    1 answer · Other - Internet · 7 years ago
  • Mistakenly blocked on chatroulette?

    My IP address has been blocked from chatroulette for "broadcasting adult content", which I never did and never will do. For how long will I be denied access? How do I regain it?
    My IP address has been blocked from chatroulette for "broadcasting adult content", which I never did and never will do. For how long will I be denied access? How do I regain it?
    2 answers · Other - Internet · 7 years ago
  • 110V portable power supply?

    Is there such a thing as a 110 volt portable power supply? Something I could plug into the wall to charge, and then take with me and plug in appliances? Preferably not a generator, as those take gas. Thanks in advance!
    Is there such a thing as a 110 volt portable power supply? Something I could plug into the wall to charge, and then take with me and plug in appliances? Preferably not a generator, as those take gas. Thanks in advance!
    3 answers · Other - Electronics · 7 years ago
  • Extent of the General Public License?

    Suppose I wanted to record video footage of software released under the GPL, modify the footage and use it for other free purposes. Is this permissible under the GPL, given the fact that I followed all other guidelines (such as acknowledging the software's original author)?
    Suppose I wanted to record video footage of software released under the GPL, modify the footage and use it for other free purposes. Is this permissible under the GPL, given the fact that I followed all other guidelines (such as acknowledging the software's original author)?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago