You say this service has been around 10 years, aye? I've never had to use it. Seems like such an important service.
Around for 10 years and I've never used it? Seems like such an important and necessary service, don't it?
This just reinforces my belief that I'm living on a prison planet. We're one step away from oligarchic totalitarianism.
I type medical transcription. Doctors can and do insert personal opinion into their notes, make mistakes, misstate facts, and other things that might lead to malpractice suits and other legal problems. This is called ass coverage.
To quote the master:
"By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I'm doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalization for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: 'There's gonna be a joke comin' up.' There's no fuckin' joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself...borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something...rid the world of your evil fuckin' presence."
My son seemed to be exactly like this. He was living with me and had gotten us to allow his girlfriend to move in. After 6 months of broken promises regarding rent money and work around the house exchanged for missing rent, I finally blew a nut and told them both they had 90 days to get out. They're still living in my sister's basement, but he's now a manager at a sandwich chain and his girlfriend is being considered for management training with the same chain. That kick in the ass is what it took for him to realize that his life was his responsibility, not that of anyone else.
Virtual hugs and handshakes? Did anyone even question the obviousness here? What's next? Patenting a method by which we should arrive at 4 given that we're adding 2 and 2 or 3 and 1 or 4 and 0?
I type for a living on a voice recognition system that handles medical reports for a large university hospital in a major metropolitan area in the Southeastern US. I can achieve an effective rate of 300-400 69-character lines per hour using a word expander program called Shortcut for Windows while editing voice recognized text. If our physicians are well scripted in their dictation, using the same phrases and format as usual, I can easily double that as I learn where the VR usually fails, move to those spots quickly, make necessary changes, then quickly verify the reports matches the audio with a listen in high-speed playback.
Some of our reports are typed in toto and I can average about 250-280 lines per hour if I use word expansion macros, usually 3-5 character mnemonic abbreviations that expand into difficult to type words, often used phrases, and even whole pages of boilerplate when necessary.
I do fairly well, but the transcription industry has been whittled away by substandard work delivered by overseas workers who are willing to work for half of what we used to make, and all the good shops are being bought up by big transcription businesses that love to ship work to overseas employees, if they can get away with it.
Apparently the spammers missed "EmarkertersAmerica.org vs Spamhaus" in their research. I foresee nothing but fail related to this action.
In the spirit of Philosoraptor, I wonder if a religion without a god is still a religion?
Slackware 2.1 on flops, then RedHat, then Mandrake, then Ubuntu, now mixing up Mint and Ubuntu for desktop/server.
Big Brother is good. That is all.
I agree with this poast. Zero tolerance. End of story. First asshole to fuck up gets the gate and serves as an example to the rest of the staff. If your people can't be professional than you've hired the wrong people and need to replace them with professionals.
Search engine rank. Make it so I am able to find your products and services when I want/need them. Throwing flashy bouncy wobbly crap written to a 3rd grade reading level on every frickin' page doesn't make me want to click through to buy your product. Rather, it makes me want to install a filter so I never see that crap.