On a recent Friday evening, I was pulled over for speeding on I-95S in the middle of Fayetteville, North Carolina. I was aware of my speed (since I had cruise control on), although not of the precise speed limit. The details aren’t really important, nor are any excuses. I was speeding. It was a valid [...]
Category Archive for 'legal rights'
When you accept an offer of employment, be cautious when it comes to your employment contract. Assuming that you’ve read it, understood it, were fine with its terms, and signed it, make sure you get a copy of it.
Once you sign the official copies, they’ll likely disappear into the vacuum that is HR. I envision [...]
If someone breaks into your Maryland home and sustains an injury, they can sue you. They might even win. If they die, I suppose their family could sue you as well.
I don’t understand it at all. Not that there wasn’t already a law preventing that sort of lawsuit from being filed, but that a judge [...]
Having received the 2010 Census paperwork this weekend, I have a few thoughts.
Your answers are confidential. This means the Census Bureau cannot give out information that identifies you or your household. Your answers will only be used for statistical purposes.
I have no doubt that the household counts are to be used for statistical purposes, but [...]
From the courts of Ohio, a settlement has been reached in a recent class action lawsuit against Motorola. If you bought a cell phone and have had battery troubles, it might be due to “an allegedly defective charging port.” I had a Motorola V325 that had all sorts of battery problems that I thought were [...]
I received a Flickr Mail from a NowPublic member asking if they could use a photo of mine in an article about National Chocolate Chip Day. The article itself isn’t really an article at all, just a summary of another article. Geek that I am, a link is a link and the photo doesn’t mean [...]
Due to a poor laptop security policy, here are some snippets from the diary of an American Community Survey (ACS) Field Representive.
Friday, 6 July 2007, 5:55PM
Every single time I want to take the wife down to Rehobeth for the weekend Mr. Fancypants Fitzpatrick strolls into my cubicle like the boss from Office Space at ten [...]
Here is a rough copy of the American Community Survey questionnaire. I wasn’t able to locate a scanner, but I’m a quick typist. The only thing you’d gain from a scan is the design of the survey, which honestly isn’t too difficult to follow. I can confirm that there are no choices for you to [...]
The American Community Survey (ACS) makes me very uncomfortable. It is a nationwide survey that is being forced upon the unlucky that happen to live in one of homes selected at random. I was one of those unlucky people and took immediate issue with some of the questions being asked and the manner in which [...]
Just a day after the Virginia Tech shooting, RIT student Jonathan Hackenburg (pictured at right, probably with a severe case of sleep deprivation) was taken into custody for possession of assault weapons. The whole thing came about because Rodney White — the facilities supervisor at the hotel who is being praised in the media and [...]
As much as I like my place, I hate the HOA and its inspection process. The inspections are performed by representatives with no construction or repair experience. They cite problems then follow up with an inspection so cursory they won’t be able to tell whether repairs were made or not. When questioned in person they [...]
I’m not someone to engage in frivolous litigation, but I wonder if you could sue the makers of Final Fantasy for false advertising. After all, they have created eleven numerical sequels after the original game in 1987. After each sequel is released the previous title becomes a part of the lie. The fantasy clearly isn’t [...]
Previously I noted that MySpace Sucks, particularly because they reserved the rights to the user’s content. It appears that they have changed their tune slightly, although probably not due to user complaints.
MySpace sucks. Without mentioning the maturity of the users or the continuing controversy, here are a few reasons why MySpace sucks.
MySpace lacks structure.
Because MySpace allows users to customize the appearance of their page, the result is a clusterfu… oops, I meant a browsing nightmare. For example, take something as simple as a profile photographs. There [...]
Verizon Wireless refuses to reactivate Motorola StarTAC handsets on account that they aren’t GPS-enabled, yet there isn’t any law prohibiting them from doing so.