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Comment: Re:Not a Piece of Shit (Score 1) 127

by cdrudge (#49536735) Attached to: POS Vendor Uses Same Short, Numeric Password Non-Stop Since 1990

He knows what POS means. But calling it a piece of shit isn't entirely the fault of the manufacturer. It's also the fault of the retailer or installer for not changing it to something that is unique to that location or company.

I own a padlock that allows me to set the combination by removing and rotating 4 dials to the letters or numbers that I want. It ships with a default combination of 0000. If I used it straight out of the package, does that make the lock a piece of shit just because it has a easy to guess default password? Or does it make me an idiot for using the lock without changing the password?

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 399

5) If you are physically attacked, either do not resist, or resist in a way that overpowers the cop safely and quickly, no middle ground.

The former suggestion will not end well for the citizen being attacked, and the latter will definitely not end well for the citizen.

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations on how to overpower a cop safely and quickly that isn't going to end up with you in handcuffs in jail, in a fetal position learning how much a nightstick can hurt, and/or dead?

Comment: Re:this pisses me off about modern business (Score 1) 177

by cdrudge (#49496629) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

If you're firing a single individual, that might work. When you're letting go of 20% of your workforce, or around 100 people, you probably are not doing it all at once. Making them do the employment walk of shame could be very demoralizing throughout the day for a very large layoff, not to mention tipping off the next guy to get called down to HR to go postal on his way down.

Comment: Re:Lets use correct terminology. (Score 2) 177

by cdrudge (#49496565) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

It all depends on how you define fired. If fired is used to indicate termination with cause, such as you were showed up drunk, fighting in the workplace, looking at porn, habitual late/no show, something with significant misconduct... then unemployment probably will be denied.

If you're terminated for no fault of your own, you likely can still collect unemployment. "No fault of your own" can still include things that were directly associated with you, such as low job performance, inability to perform the job, "just not working out", etc. It requires a deliberate misconduct that could have been prevented and is beyond an isolated accident or minor incident.

A little more detail...and things can change if you're under contract, a part of a union, or specifics in local labor laws.

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 700

by cdrudge (#49479671) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

But for tax advantages, you need more. You need an organisation that tries to be beneficial to society.

Actually, no you don't. Churches and related religious entities are exempt from being required to fill out from 990 and formally receiving written 501c3 status. They're automatically granted it although they can go through the process anyways to formally get the declaration.

As to benefiting society, IRS allows "advancement of religion" to qualify for being exempt. It's vague what exactly that means, I'm guessing intentionally, as being overly specific may cause more issues then being broad.

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