• How 'mandatory' is it to call a judge "Judge" or "Your Honor"?

    Forgetting for a moment that making a Judge presiding over your case 'unhappy' isn't the smartest of things to do, legally, is there anything compelling a person in court to call the Judge, "Your Honor" or "Judge"? Can you legally get away with calling them mister or misses or even by their full name? In other words,... show more
    Forgetting for a moment that making a Judge presiding over your case 'unhappy' isn't the smartest of things to do, legally, is there anything compelling a person in court to call the Judge, "Your Honor" or "Judge"? Can you legally get away with calling them mister or misses or even by their full name? In other words, if Judge James E. Jones is presiding over someone's case, while in the courtroom is there any "Legal" reason preventing the defendant form calling the Judge "Mr. Jones" or even "James". (I understand that disrespect is NOT a good idea, and I do not condone or advocate such behavior, but I was asked this question and I had no answer, so now I am curious.) Thank you.
    8 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Which book is better for a beginning player? The Monster Vault or the Monster Manual?

    My stepson has become interested in Dungeons and dragons and has asked for the core material. DM Guide and players manual are obvious, but I have heard bad things about newest Monster Manual and nothing but good things about the Monster Vault, but I haven’t played D&D in about 17 years or so, back when it was AD&D. I have no idea what's good,... show more
    My stepson has become interested in Dungeons and dragons and has asked for the core material. DM Guide and players manual are obvious, but I have heard bad things about newest Monster Manual and nothing but good things about the Monster Vault, but I haven’t played D&D in about 17 years or so, back when it was AD&D. I have no idea what's good, bad or better in regards to this version of the game. Which kit would be better for him and his friend as they start off in the game. Which is more interesting and fun? 1) Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual 2) Dungeons & Dragons Monster Vault Side Question: Is there still a "Dark Sun" campaign setting for this 4th edition or has that gone away? I am just curios.
    1 answer · Other - Games & Recreation · 7 years ago
  • I need info about Princeton House Behavioral Health, Cherry Hill Child Services Partial Hospital Programs?

    I may need to place my Child into a partial care program and while my insurance will cover Princeton House and a few other places that I know, I don't know anything about Princeton House and am looking for insight, knowledge and references. Please, any information will be helpful. Thank you!
    I may need to place my Child into a partial care program and while my insurance will cover Princeton House and a few other places that I know, I don't know anything about Princeton House and am looking for insight, knowledge and references. Please, any information will be helpful. Thank you!
    1 answer · Mental Health · 7 years ago
  • I'm looking for the title of an old movie about children crossing a desert?

    When I was a kid, in the 70's or 80's there was a film about a boy from the city whose father goes to visit a friend in the desert, I believe it is in Africa. The friends has a girl about the same age as the boy. Criminals destroy their home and the two children escape into the desert. The two of them, with the help of a local native boy... show more
    When I was a kid, in the 70's or 80's there was a film about a boy from the city whose father goes to visit a friend in the desert, I believe it is in Africa. The friends has a girl about the same age as the boy. Criminals destroy their home and the two children escape into the desert. The two of them, with the help of a local native boy have to cross the desert. I can't remember the name of the film. I thought it was Disney, but I could be wring. Any ideas?
    3 answers · Movies · 7 years ago
  • Sci-Fi book about a race of golden skinned assassins who play catch with knives and live on a desert world?`?

    I had a book when I was young about a race of golden skinned assassins that lived on a desert planet and provided services to the rest of the galaxy. I do not recall the author or the title and was wondering if anyone knew the name and or author. I do recall that there were several books in a related series and this was the first book. I never... show more
    I had a book when I was young about a race of golden skinned assassins that lived on a desert planet and provided services to the rest of the galaxy. I do not recall the author or the title and was wondering if anyone knew the name and or author. I do recall that there were several books in a related series and this was the first book. I never finished the book or the series. Any ideas? Thank you!
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 7 years ago
  • How do they celebrate Easter in Germany?

    We are hosting a German exchange student over the Easter holiday. Understanding that some things will depend on their individual religion, what are some common Easter traditions is Germany? For instance, do they dye eggs? Is an Easter Ham traditional? Any ideas?
    We are hosting a German exchange student over the Easter holiday. Understanding that some things will depend on their individual religion, what are some common Easter traditions is Germany? For instance, do they dye eggs? Is an Easter Ham traditional? Any ideas?
    4 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 7 years ago
  • Any ideas for a good book about a misanthropic and/or nihilistic organization or secret society?

    I am looking for a good book that centers around a misanthropic or nihilistic individual or group that is determined to gain power, take over a company, a government or otherwise conquer or rule another group. I would prefer a fiction, but any genera will suffice. Thank you.
    I am looking for a good book that centers around a misanthropic or nihilistic individual or group that is determined to gain power, take over a company, a government or otherwise conquer or rule another group. I would prefer a fiction, but any genera will suffice. Thank you.
    4 answers · Books & Authors · 7 years ago
  • Can you purchase Star Wars: the Old Republic equipment within the game itself?

    I am considering buying SW:TOR but before I do, I was wondering if I need to purchase the more expensive version to get extra equipment like a Training Droid, the STAP or other gear. If you can purchase it, do I need to use online 'earned' money or can I acutely purchase equipment? Meaning, Can I use by credit/debit card to either purchase... show more
    I am considering buying SW:TOR but before I do, I was wondering if I need to purchase the more expensive version to get extra equipment like a Training Droid, the STAP or other gear. If you can purchase it, do I need to use online 'earned' money or can I acutely purchase equipment? Meaning, Can I use by credit/debit card to either purchase the gear or purchase in game credits?
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 7 years ago
  • Does anyone use Corel PaintShop Pro X4?

    If so, I have used PaintShop Pro since version 4, and have always disliked Corel Draw. When Corel bought JASC PaintShop Pro, I was hesitant to purchase it and now I would like to know if it still has the same functionality as the older versions of PaintShop Pro before I spend the money and purchase it. The functionality I liked was: Vector and... show more
    If so, I have used PaintShop Pro since version 4, and have always disliked Corel Draw. When Corel bought JASC PaintShop Pro, I was hesitant to purchase it and now I would like to know if it still has the same functionality as the older versions of PaintShop Pro before I spend the money and purchase it. The functionality I liked was: Vector and Raster graphics editing, paintbrush, flood fill, preset shape tools, Clone replication, and Pen tool with segment options. I also like browns viewer and effects options. If someone could let me know if these features are still part of the PaintShop Pro tool kit, I would appreciate it. I currently am using PaintShop Pro 9 and would like to upgrade IF it has the same functionality.
    1 answer · Software · 7 years ago
  • Looking for recommendation for some very 'DARK'/Gothic classical music?

    I am looking for overtures, Sonatas, Rondo, etc... that are, at least in part, "dark" or menacing, perhaps even gothic in feel. I am looking for "classical" peaces but not limited to the Classical era. Individual pieces (with composer) would be nice as would the name of a few composers known for woks of this nature. Thank you!
    I am looking for overtures, Sonatas, Rondo, etc... that are, at least in part, "dark" or menacing, perhaps even gothic in feel. I am looking for "classical" peaces but not limited to the Classical era. Individual pieces (with composer) would be nice as would the name of a few composers known for woks of this nature. Thank you!
    8 answers · Classical · 7 years ago
  • How can I speed up my laptop for running MineCraft?

    I have a gateway NV78 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.2 GHz, 4 GB Ram running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I have Java 6 Update 29 (build 1.6.0_29-b11) When I play games like WOW my graphics are just fine. No real latency at all. When I play Minecraft, a Java gamer, sometimes I am okay, sometime I am SLOW! Very, very SLOW. IT is me machine and... show more
    I have a gateway NV78 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.2 GHz, 4 GB Ram running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I have Java 6 Update 29 (build 1.6.0_29-b11) When I play games like WOW my graphics are just fine. No real latency at all. When I play Minecraft, a Java gamer, sometimes I am okay, sometime I am SLOW! Very, very SLOW. IT is me machine and not the server. Any ideas to help correct this. Thanks.
    1 answer · Laptops & Notebooks · 7 years ago
  • What are the pros and cons of Goju ryu Karate or Shotokan Karate?

    I am looking for honest, KNOWLEDGEABLE opinions about the differences, similarities and efficiencies (or lack their of) between the karate styles of Shotokan and Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate? I KNOW The history and I have extensive martial arts training and background. I am not looking for who is better, but what sets them apart and why someone may... show more
    I am looking for honest, KNOWLEDGEABLE opinions about the differences, similarities and efficiencies (or lack their of) between the karate styles of Shotokan and Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate? I KNOW The history and I have extensive martial arts training and background. I am not looking for who is better, but what sets them apart and why someone may prefer one over the other. This is not a request for egotistical responses or karate (martial arts) haters self professed reasons for not liking martial arts. I would like to see educated, thought out answers based on experience. Thank you!
    3 answers · Martial Arts · 7 years ago
  • Working with Datetime values in MS SQL Server 2008, I need to group by data only?

    I have been presented with a project that has a field that I need report on. The field is a Datetime field and I need to know how many activities of a specific type took place during a specific time period and display it by date...NOT Datetime. Meaning, that they want: Activities: X___Y___Date:... show more
    I have been presented with a project that has a field that I need report on. The field is a Datetime field and I need to know how many activities of a specific type took place during a specific time period and display it by date...NOT Datetime. Meaning, that they want: Activities: X___Y___Date: 123...45....10/01/2011 96.....24....10/02/2011 112...13....10/03/2011 What I keep getting is: Activities: X___Y___Date: 0......1.......10/01/2011 07:53:25.000 1......1.......10/01/2011 08:54:16.000 0......1.......10/01/2011 08:55:12.000 0......1.......10/01/2011 09:27:19.000 1......1.......10/01/2011 09:37:55.000 1......0.......10/01/2011 10:59:41.000 And so on. I am NOT a SQL developer but I was given the project anyway and I would like some input. The last time I worked in MS SQL was 10 years ago. Thanks.
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 7 years ago
  • From MS Excel 2007, can you populate another cell other then the cell where the formula resides?

    What I am trying to do is from cell C1, check cell A1 and if it is null, "", then populate cell C1 with data, if not, populate cell D1 with data. I know I can, and always have, checked cell A1 from C1 and then again from D1 but that is two checks. I would like to do it with one. _A1___B1________C1__________D1 <cells> [ ][... show more
    What I am trying to do is from cell C1, check cell A1 and if it is null, "", then populate cell C1 with data, if not, populate cell D1 with data. I know I can, and always have, checked cell A1 from C1 and then again from D1 but that is two checks. I would like to do it with one. _A1___B1________C1__________D1 <cells> [ ][ DATA ][=if(A1="",1,"")][=if(A1="","",1)] Can this be done with just a formula in C1?
    1 answer · Software · 7 years ago
  • What is the best software for restricting and/or monitoring teen internet activity?

    Christmas time is here and we are giving our 15 year old son a laptop for Christmas. (Windows 7 64-Bit OS) I am looking for parental controls that first and foremost will block unwanted and undesirable websites. I want something that is easy to use and difficult to disable. If feasible, I would also like software that logs his web activity. (I... show more
    Christmas time is here and we are giving our 15 year old son a laptop for Christmas. (Windows 7 64-Bit OS) I am looking for parental controls that first and foremost will block unwanted and undesirable websites. I want something that is easy to use and difficult to disable. If feasible, I would also like software that logs his web activity. (I am not talking about internet history. That can easily be erased and as our son is very bright, he will do so.) I would like something that is either an independent software package, so if he defeats the parental controls he isn’t by default killing the log or I want a product that has safeguards against such tactics. Any ideas will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
    6 answers · Software · 7 years ago
  • Is there a VB 6 development solution for Linux (Mint 11)?

    I have recently moved to a Linux environment and I came across an OLD (VB 6) app I wrote years ago on a thumb drive. I can rewrite it something more Linux friendly (C++), and to be honest, I probably will. But would like to use the app sooner rather than later. If there is an IDE that can compile older VB 6 code into something usable for Linux, that... show more
    I have recently moved to a Linux environment and I came across an OLD (VB 6) app I wrote years ago on a thumb drive. I can rewrite it something more Linux friendly (C++), and to be honest, I probably will. But would like to use the app sooner rather than later. If there is an IDE that can compile older VB 6 code into something usable for Linux, that would make things easy for me. Any suggestions?
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 8 years ago
  • What are the major religious texts of the various religions of the world and their various denominations/sects?

    I know the major religious texts for the larger religions of the world. (Christianity = Bible (The Gospels); Islam = Qur'an; Judaism = Torah [Tanakh]; Hinduism = Vedas) But what about the other religions? Shinto? Sikhism? Jainism? Bahá'í? Cao Dai? Others? What about some of the off Shoot religions from the main faiths? So some... show more
    I know the major religious texts for the larger religions of the world. (Christianity = Bible (The Gospels); Islam = Qur'an; Judaism = Torah [Tanakh]; Hinduism = Vedas) But what about the other religions? Shinto? Sikhism? Jainism? Bahá'í? Cao Dai? Others? What about some of the off Shoot religions from the main faiths? So some denominations of Christianity favor certain books above others? Do all denominations of Islam follow the same Qur'an? What do different branches of Buddhism consider their primary or favored sutra? I am just curious about what some of these religions believe and where their beliefs stem from.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • How can I sort a SQL quarry by date, grouping on the "Date" when the field is actually "datetime"?

    The filed in question uses datetime, so what I have to work with is something like "2011-11-18 11:53:23.000" If I have a number of records with certain information, for instance, Checked Date (datetime), Inspector, Widgets checked, and the person filed several reports on the same day, I have data that looks like this.... show more
    The filed in question uses datetime, so what I have to work with is something like "2011-11-18 11:53:23.000" If I have a number of records with certain information, for instance, Checked Date (datetime), Inspector, Widgets checked, and the person filed several reports on the same day, I have data that looks like this. "2011-11-16 14:37:10.000","johndoe","34" "2011-11-17 10:23:13.000","johndoe","22" "2011-11-17 13:53:23.000","johndoe","52" "2011-11-17 14:29:44.000","markman","31" "2011-11-17 16:16:28.000","johndoe","12" "2011-11-18 14:33:11.000","markman","6" "2011-11-18 16:06:20.000","johndoe","44" What I want is: "2011-11-16","johndoe","34" "2011-11-17","johndoe","86" "2011-11-17","markman","31" "2011-11-18","markman","6" "2011-11-18","johndoe","44" When I try and group these either is SQL or in reporting services, each of the dates are separate, presumably because it is taking the time into consideration. If I were writing a program, this would be snap, but I have been told NOT to write scripts or programs but just used SQL and SQL reporting services. I am not sure how to proceed. If there a function or tool I can use? Any tricks, tips or ideas? I'm new to SQL, so I am asking for some help please. Thank you.
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 8 years ago
  • What is the quintessential religious text, tome or book for Buddhism?

    Yes, I know Buddhist writings are generally referred to as Sutras or Suttas. Regardless of what you call them, I am looking for a single traditional writing that best explains and exemplifies Buddhism. Something someone can read to get the gist of the religious philosophy behind the religion. I can think of several such texts, but I am looking... show more
    Yes, I know Buddhist writings are generally referred to as Sutras or Suttas. Regardless of what you call them, I am looking for a single traditional writing that best explains and exemplifies Buddhism. Something someone can read to get the gist of the religious philosophy behind the religion. I can think of several such texts, but I am looking opinions from other people. Thank you.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • What is a good breed of dog for people with animal allergies?

    My kids want a dog but I have animal allergies? What is a good breed of dog for people with animal allergies? I do not like lap dogs or small breeds at all. The larger the dog, the better, but first and foremost, I need to be able to live in the same house with it.
    My kids want a dog but I have animal allergies? What is a good breed of dog for people with animal allergies? I do not like lap dogs or small breeds at all. The larger the dog, the better, but first and foremost, I need to be able to live in the same house with it.
    10 answers · Dogs · 8 years ago