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My fones have been in my tower for years now as sound is so much clearer. No probs. nm

Posted By: wanderer on 2006-09-25
In Reply to: careful - that's how sound cards burn out...sm - Speakers only plugged into tower....

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I've never used USB phones, but I do plug my jack into the tower for clearer sound rather
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Have done it for 2 years - no probs
They guarantee their work - so I'll repeat what the other poster said - if you have the backup, go for it.

I use the online turbo tax and have had no problems the last 2 years. It is easy and fairly fast.

good luck to you.
A contact of mine worked for them for 6 years w/o probs, FT. She retired from them, too. nm
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You bet! I use fones with volume control in
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I knew someone who used to cut off and rewire the fones
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Oh you are right - I should have made it clearer..sm
I was talking about QA.  It is confusing a bit.  I was offered a position with Transcend many months ago but I was scared to jump out and try a new position with a new company, even though my workload with my company was getting less and less.  I was looking for good health insurance, PTO, etc...which Transcend seemed like they had good benefits.   I guess I was just too scared to quit my job that I have been with for sometime to try out a new company.  I guess maybe I had better work on that aspect too.  Thanks for the clarification! 
I remember the belts. Dictation was clearer on those than sm
the cell phone and/or digital garbage available today.
I love Directv. The picture is soooo much clearer than cable. sm
Prices in our area are comparable between cable and DirecTV.  If you look at their website, you can pull up comparison charts showing exactly which channels are on each service package.  You can sort them by number or alphabetically and print them out if necessary.
It is a tower, not laptop.
I was having a guy come tomorrow because needed set up and the cable checked out (have been having some fade outs with my service, even guy from Charter supposedly set me up with wireless, still issues). Yes, only 1 port, can you believe?
I don't think you have to configure anything. I always am plugged into tower, but can do either.
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Might be easier to set up another tower with XP loaded and use a
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Does anyone have their earphones plugged into their tower instead of speakers?? (sm)
I have a coworker who does not have an earphone plug-in on her speakers but she does on her tower.  Does anyone know how to configure this to be able to hear through her earphones when plugged into the tower?  Thank you in advance. 
I just ordered a cheap tower with XP on it. See inside
Vista Premium Down Grade Transactional Desktop
Inspiron 530s,Intel Pentium Conroe Dual Core Processor E5200(2.5GHz,800FSB) with 2MB cache

This was 390.00. Had to get it as Vista has deemed my laptop useless to me.

I really do think Microsoft should refund all of us for this useless program.

Good luck.
My company sent me a large tower computer to
I appreciate the computer, but the tower is huge! My desk doesn't have any place for a tower (it's not a computer desk and I can't afford to buy one).  What's a good way to place the tower so that all the wires will fit (other than on top of the desk?).
I put my left leg on top of the computer tower, works great
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Try plugging into the jack in the back of the tower. Do you get noise w/
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Yes, I have used it - no probs.
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Satellite/VPN probs

I have the very same problem.  From what I understand, there's nothing that can be done about the download speeds.  Hughes won't give tech support concerning VPN issues.  If anyone else has any other information, I would appreciate it.  I am working with a VPN now and have satellite and can't connect, period.  Does anybody know why that would be?  I get a message saying that the remote computer has not responded.  The last VPN I worked with, I could connect; it was just very slow.


TIA


I also use mydocsonline with no probs! nm
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Probs with Editscript

One of the companies I work for have recently switched over to Editscript.  I have been moving and have finally settled down and for the first time this week attempted to type.  The company says that you have to buy a special footpedal that goes with the software.  Instead you have to use hotkeys.  I could not even make my way through one dictation without giving up.  It is so hard not being able to use my footpedal.  Has anyone else had this kind of problem?


me too, no probs, not even questions.
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what specific probs are you having to make you want to
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I've used them several times w/o any probs at all. nm
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The Sted's works with just about anything, as does the ExText. No probs w/the
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We have a few Acer laptops in our family. No probs. nm
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Anyone having probs searching for docs on ExText?
Is anyone else having this problem lately? In ExText, when I search for a physician's name by using the Cntrl-A function, it is extremely slow, and about half the time, the search seems to freeze, and then I get a message that the connection has been lost. I click on "Retry", am connected, and physicians' names are displayed. The whole process is as slow as molasses, and occasionally, I get completely kicked out of the system, or everything freezes up solid. This has been happening for about 2 to 3 days.
Lingo that is who we use...VOiP, $22.95/month, six months already, no probs.
You might want to investigate further the post someone made about 2007 and VOiP. Seems the government is all hot and bothered because they need to tap phones and cannot do so with VOiP. They probably will end up taxing and surcharging eventually, as well, but for a while it can save you a lot of money...
Several times w/o probs. You can delete/uninstall it right after the episode, too, if you're
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A good tax guy is worth his weight. He will help you find deductions and if any probs with IRS,
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Has anyone disconnected the internal sound card and replace with another sound card?

I am having problems with my sound on one of my computers.  Several different ExText program have been on it so I don't think it is the program and the sound is just now as clear as on my other computer.  Has anyone switched (disconnected the internal sound care and replaced) to a new sound card?  Did it make a difference. 


Everyone on this board is so knowledgeable, I really appreciate you.  You have helped me many times. 


You do sound FAT, but you don't sound RICh.
Go live in Iraq or something.
58, AHP/self-taught, trained at hospital 5 years, now with 2 of my own accounts for 10 years, employ
Also worn out 2 keyboards in 4 years. I will never retire. DH will come home some day from work and I'll be slumped over my keyboard. I put in 14 hours a day 7 days a week.
Pack years = packs smoked per day x years of smoking - sm
25 pack-years = 25 years of 1 pack a day, or 12-1/2 years of 2 packs a day.

I don't think pack-years applies to someone who smokes only cigars. But I don't know for sure.
I worked for Cbay for 3 years. I was also part of their lay off back many years ago. sm
Even though I got stuck in a lay off era, I still love the company. They paid well then. The people were nice (exception of 1 person) and if I had the opportunity I would go back again. Fortunately (or unfortunately - depending on how u look at it), I have a great paying job right now, so I am not looking for a change. I do know that at one time, they asked management to accept late paychecks, but never sure of the reason why. My check was never late.
I know it used to be 5-10 years back, but the laws changed within the last 2 years. They can only g
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6 years legal then switched to medical 17+ years ago. sm

I don't mind doing legal and will do it now from time to time, but be prepared to be totally bored out of your mind.


At least that's the way I feel.  I love to transcribe, learned legal in college, went on to get my paralegal degree, etc., etc., but I did temp work when the kids were younger, which was about 90% medical and I would never go back to legal except for once in a while.


Booooooring.


 


 


Only 3 years away from reaching total years for retirement
but if I had to do this and raise a family, would feel exactly like you do. The pay is terrible compared to what I used to make. I work 32 hours a week, hope to be able to continue even after full retirement age. I have worked on VR now and unless places get to where they really do not care about how their reports look, think they will need MTs. I very seldom do a report and it is 100%, just cannot remember 1 like that and most take a lot more editing. Working now because want to, not have to anymore, thank goodness!!
I dumped my ex 20 years ago, but got lucky 13 years ago

It would take me all night and pages and pages to describe what a bad person my ex-husband was.  After six years of putting up with his OCD, verbal abuse and alcohol, I left him the house, took the kids (5 and 1) and didn't look back. That was 20 years ago.


I wasn't looking to get married again, but I did.  After 13 years I only complain when hubby doesn't see things my way. :) 


My older kids, who were 5 and 1 when I left, are married and have kids of their own now.  My husband gets the Father's Day cards.  Their "real" father sits alone in the perfect little house I left behind and let him have and he drinks himself into oblivion every night because nobody is "perfect" enough, including his kids and his grandkids that he never sees. 


Sad, but true.  So glad I smartened up and got  out of there when I did.


We have been supporting other countries for years and years now.
What is the big deal.  Look at your clothes, cars, items in your house.  You will see mostly China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan etc., etc.  We have not supported our own people like we should have for years now!!!!
Only 2 in 13 years for me. First Edix for 8 and now Webmedx for nearly 5 years. nm
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When I trained, back years and years ago
We did not have spell checking nor the internet (Google for instantaneous help). OMG, how did we do it? We used Correcting Selectrics with the lift-off tape to correct errors- you only had dictionaries, both English and medical, to look up things so yes we did have to learn to spell all those big longgggggggggg words.
MT: 24 years. Same company: 11 years same co. after buyout.
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Grammar Question: 9 years' ago or 9 years ago? *sm*
I have a terrible time trying to remember this rule! HELP!
Worked inhouse for years and years
Inhouse transcription from 1973 to approximately 1992 and we had no downtime for answering the phones and when the physicians came into the room (or others) needing some assistance, just part of the job. I did not feel bad about doing it then and I dont see why you would either. You donít realize that probably you are making right now more than if you are outsourced, right? You have hourly salary plus incentive. Guess how many of us have that now? Probably inevitable about outsourcing so I would say just enjoy while you can. The pay our here now sinks further and further. I make, for instance, 4 cents a line for voice recognition and 8 for straight. Now, more complaining?
it does sound like a lot of
racil feelings are coming out in this thread...and that is a shame.
I know! You all sound like me
We might have to start our own MT group --the morning, noon, and night MTs or something like that.:)

I know your time is scarce so won't hold you. Just have to come here to give my ears a break from the dictation but back to work I go...
you sound like a 2 and 3 yr old
playing house
It does sound bad, but I think

We have these things going on all the time around us, but we just hear more about them now. And it seems since I have been watching Nancy Grace that there are many more unsolved murders and teens missing.


This may sound very odd...
but have you tried rubbing heated Castor Oil on your sore joints?

I know. It sounds strange. My mother has severe arthritis and she read that "somewhere" and tried it and now she swears by it.

Just trying to help.
Ohh, I like the sound of that lol Tell me more.
How do we find these hospitals?
You can still have that sound!...sm
You can download a free program and choose the sound you want your keys to make! They even have tap dance that my 11-year-old stepdaughter loves!
http://colorpilot.com/
I think it's a trial program, but I like the clickity click so much that I may purchase it. This was posted under the production category because it seems to make you type faster. It helps me with my rhythm I think.