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Is a Celeron M (1.5 GHz) processor equal to a

Posted By: Pentium 3? Can't tell by googling. nm on 2005-11-21
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Not sure if they are equal in power, but the Celeron is inferior to the Pentium.

If you're getting a desktop may be no big deal since desktops are cheaper and you tend to replace then every 2 to 3 years, but if getting a laptop/notebook, definitely get the Pentium or the Centrino and not the Celeron. 

I already have a lap top with Celeron and am
A couple of MTSOs advertise that they require Pentium 3's and I was wondering if I'm wasting my time applying.  My new lap top has Celeron and it sure seems fast to me (I use it for DQS with no problem).  I was just wondering if it really will be a liability for job hunting--I don't want to use anyone else's computer.
can anyone tell me the difference between celeron
and pentium processors besides price? i'm looking for a very inexpensive desktop for a backup/emergency basis. tia 
Celeron = SLOW.
Celeron equals ssssllllloooowww!!
They are so pokey, don't waste your money. Might be okay for grandma to play games on if she has trouble with keeping up, but will never work for transcription.
It's good enough to do the job. I've got a Celeron and have no problems.
If you want to see benchmark test results, Google for benchmark Centrino Pentium Celeron. Honestly, the naked human eye can't detect much of a difference. It's not like we're comparing 386SX/33 processors to Pentium 4/3.06 GHz. Nothing like a little processor snobbery to justify spending more money.

Athlon. 200 GB hard drive, 1024 RAM. E-machines are in my opinion an excellent workhorse, will go on and on.
First word processor. sm
The first WP I worked on had a huge disk driver, I mean the thing sat on the floor, and there is a reason they are called floppy disks.  The disks were at least 12 x 12.  We were terrified of that thing.  We had to "boot up" every morning, while it whirled and grunted and blinked, standing around nervously looking at the thing as though it were an alien ready to attack.  Too funny.
It really depends a lot on the processor and such
A lot of what makes the computer good or better is the type of processor, speed, memory, etc. You have to take these into consideration as well. My dad works on computers in Vegas and says they have the least trouble with Dells. Like I said though it depends on the specs of the computer and what all you need it for. I would recommend doing research and checking out information on these things I mentioned. I am about to buy a laptop and I am considering these things as well as the size and weight for that.
Put your bread in a food processor and

....since the original processor isn't in place. nm
I also worked on a word processor
called a CPT (I think that was the brand).  It had no hard drive, but two 3-1/2 floppies (state of the art because they weren't the 5-1/4 or the big Raytheon 12" floppies you are probably talking about - the size of a record album - oops, albums are things of the past too).  Anyway, you would put your templates/abbreviations in the A drive and save to the B drive, but if you forgot and it glitched say "bye-bye" to your work!   Lots of shortcut/expansion keys though that you could program.  The monitor was odd-looking in that it was rectangular and bowed out at you and fit a whole page for your view.  Actually, it kind of made sense to be able to see a whole page at a time, it was just ugly looking - lol.  We had to go to San Francisco for 2 days of training on this thing.  I don't really even remember the specifics of the training - too long ago I guess.  It's fun to remember the old cave-man/papyrus days (as another poster mentioned).
how about pecan pie, use food processor for the nuts.
or a cheesy-egg dish, ie, keesh (however that is spelled).
this is equal to a very old formula
Back when documents were produced on typewriters, formulas were created to define the average length of a line. It was defined as 10 words with spaces, with the average word being 5 characters - thus 55 printed characters per line.

All the ad your reading is saying is that they will take all the visible characters you produce and divide it by 55 to decide your final production at the end of the day. It does not include bolding, underlining, hard returns, spaces, etc., as had been defined by the old AAMT.

The new AAMT/MTIA whatever it is called monster is redefining a line as only characters you see and this ad is embracing the new definition and defining 55 visible characters as a line. A 55 visible character line is approximately equal to a 65 line that includes spaces - but I bet they are not going to compensate for thespacesyouneedtoinsertintotthelinetomakeitreadable.

Does anyone has a user's manual for a Dictaphone voice processor? sm

I am new to using a C-phone, and I would appreciate any help.  If anyone has a user's manual for a Dictaphone Voice Processor, I would really appreciate it.


How many bytes equal a line?
I need to find out how many bytes equals a line. Any advice would be helpful.
One character or key Stroke is equal
... to one byte (including spaces or anyother character, remember one KEY STROKE regardless of the input). If you ever want to calculate your bytes for certain amount of text -> paste it on NotePad and save it as text file. Later you can right click on the file to get it's properties to see it's exact size.
spaces equal 22% of the report. That is a lot! nm
Not all QA people are created equal
If you absolutely love it, you really must have an aptitude for the job. Many of the QA people were once MTs themselves and could not keep up the pace nor did they have the necessary aptitude it takes so they became QA. So you are dealing with this scenario. Think about it.
Slow speaker does not equal big $$
eMachine with Athlon XP2400 processor, about 2 years old now. No problems.


how many lines does 90K characters equal out to roughly?
I'm thinking 1300 or so! That would be 90K divided by 65 characters = roughly 1300. Am I correct on this? 
Thanks XXX. I found a "Microsoft Works Word Processor". You say I save those as files?

I do have a CD drive so if I can buy WORD like you mention, I can load it.

Do you think it would be beneficial in the long run to invest in WORD (maybe buy it at BEST BUY or something) and load it on my computer?  I am going to be doing lots of work, so better to use as good a program as I can as far as being able to SAVE stuff - There will be lots of opportunities for macros (or saving paragraphs, etc).  Whatever the term is these days to mean:  saving lots of words, LOL.



A newer computer with a dual core processor runs cool. No need for it.
If you try caffeinated drinks, make sure to use Equal or Splenda.
Not all 8 cents a line situations are created equal sm
I am coming off a job using Extext and going into one using ChartNet. I have used Smart Type for over a decade and for Chartnet I have to go to Instant Text. I am able to do over 200 lines an hour after about a week at the new job. I will get to 300 again in a month or so. I say again because I have not done that much in a long time.

Extext...I loved it when I first used it, but after 18 months I can't get above 170 lph and that is with echoes and normals with lots of free lines, and that includes dozens of normals and report shells I have made myself. It won't get better and that is poor pay at the 8.5 cpl base rate, but then again I always have bonuses of a couple of kinds and shift differentials...but I can't do better than 1200 lines a day with any consistency, not in 8 hours a day.

I work a job in MedRite. Like Extext, it is a Word client and rather similar. Top rate for MedRite is close to 300 lines an hour on a horrid account with 80% PLUS ESLs. It is just a faster platform.

Enter ChartNet...never used it. Had to switch to Instant Text...never used it. I have been working about 5 days on it and I can do 200 lph and only one doctor so far who throws me for a loop when I can't do that. She is not an ESL, but a slurring motor mouth who skips around and forgets what she is doing on the phone in the first place.

The Extext work has been 90% OP notes, my specialty. The others are all the basic 4, and I have to say that I went from clinic for many years to OP notes, skipping the rest in between. I have very little experience in DS, CN and H&P notes, VERY little time with those. I'd be faster with them if I had done more of them before.

Part of speed is the expander, part is the platform and part is you. It doesn't matter how great you are as a typist and how perfect your expander, if the platform isn't very good you can't make money at any line rate. If the platform is good, but you are not Expander savvy, you won't you make it either. You can, however, be like me and a poor typist with a great expander and a decent platform...and STILL make money. LOL

In MY experience, the largest problem with making more money is the expander GLOSSARY, not which program you choose. I have heard some of the craziest stories about how to use an expander while on this board...ridiculous, wonky, time wasting, counter intuitive toro pu pu!!!! If you are struggling with an expander FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME. I am happy to spend my time helping anyone who will genuinely give my methods a shot.
It's Maalox and Benadryl, equal parts, swish and swallow. nm
One of my employers told me to just add a 0, i.e. 30 minutes would roughly equal 300 lines. sm

Of course, if someone talks fast, you'd get more lines, and if you get one of those guys who stops and turns pages and/or talks slow, the lines would be less.  Seems to be a pretty good rule of thumb for me.

As for the length taken, when I started doing MT work 30-some years ago (back in the days of the vinyl belts and carbon paper -- eek!), the quota was that you should be able to 15 minutes of dictation in 1 hour.  However, I think anyone with experience would probably do it in much less time. 

Hope this helps.  

Two jobs don't equal one when it comes to making money and not wasting time. sm
Recommend looking for one good job.
Defragging & running spyware weekly helps the speed a bit, but more memory and a faster processor
All things being equal, do you prefer to work with a C-phone or use WAV files over the internet? sm
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.  I have only ever used a c-phone but think I may bet getting ready to use WAV files and foot pedal for an account and am a little anxious!  TIA
Cook in equal parts BBQ and grape jelly. Crock pot if time. Yum! nm