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Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score 1) 666 666

Here's one citation:

Acetaminophen Ineffective for Back Pain, Knee/Hip OA

There are apparently "responders" and "non-responders". For non-responders, the risk of acetaminophen outweighs the benefits (actually, the absence of benefits).

Comment: Re:What do non-IT people do? (Score 1) 479 479

And the Verizon support person who got one more pesky customer off of their copper cables received a nice bonus. My experience was a bit different. Their local office got flooded during Sandy and two months later they still weren't able to restore my connection or provide me with a workaround (I suggested using their wireless phone capabilities; yes I know, they are "separate companies" that curiously enough share a single web site address). I moved to RCN and was very happy I did.

Comment: Re:Voice mails are very much needed (Score 1) 395 395

I check the "missing persons" listings in the local free newspaper for the secret code that I share with those to whom I'll speak. If Eve and Elmer are looking for Chester then I enter the date of the post plus one week into my phone's calendar to remind me that a call will be coming the next day. Otherwise, good luck Charlie. It never ceases to amaze me to see people answering a ringing phone with "Hello". They must be insane.

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