Author Topic: The US Army Has Released Its First Audiobooks  (Read 795 times)

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Reply #15 on: September 18, 2019, 06:06:07 PM
It's nice to know there are others who have to go through this.

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Reply #16 on: September 18, 2019, 06:38:45 PM
It's nice to know there are others who have to go through this.

This describes half the DC workforce.  That's why the metro at 5:30pm looks like a scene from The Walking Dead.


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Reply #17 on: February 05, 2020, 08:29:35 PM
My meeting today devolved into 12 people trying to work on a PowerPoint briefing.  The most productive thing I can do is to remain silent.

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Reply #18 on: February 05, 2020, 10:24:38 PM
My meeting today devolved into 12 people trying to work on a PowerPoint briefing.  The most productive thing I can do is to remain silent.


I find this is often the case, and something more people should learn.

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #19 on: February 06, 2020, 08:06:03 AM

PETS - People for the Ethical Treatment of Square corners


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Reply #20 on: February 06, 2020, 08:07:29 AM
 :-X



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Reply #21 on: February 06, 2020, 08:38:42 AM

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.


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Reply #22 on: February 06, 2020, 08:42:29 AM
Trainer: Hey could you re-design my PPT to make it cleaner/cooler?

Me: Sure!

Me: (later) *delivers PPT*

Trainer: "Wow, cool! Thanks! This is GREAT!"

Later: *trainer still using old version*



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Reply #23 on: February 06, 2020, 02:19:07 PM
Or, more likely, he is using your version and claiming that he made it.

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Reply #24 on: February 06, 2020, 02:34:49 PM
I think more they just take what I make and re-do it. I'll sometimes see it back again to 'fix' something or other and it's totally different from what I made for them, or something that is just their original again.

And don't get me started on clip art...ugh.



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Reply #25 on: February 06, 2020, 02:51:12 PM
OK

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Reply #26 on: February 06, 2020, 03:03:53 PM
Wow, people still use clip art....  :o

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Reply #27 on: February 06, 2020, 03:36:31 PM
...and counter corner clippers!

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Reply #28 on: February 07, 2020, 08:22:08 AM
Wow, people still use clip art....  :o

Yup. People with supposed years of training experience.

There's SO many free resources out there that can be used in lieu of that stuff. I mean, clip art is all well and good for non-business use, but it irks me to see it in a professional workplace presentation...



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Reply #29 on: February 08, 2020, 09:37:32 AM
My meeting today devolved into 12 people trying to work on a PowerPoint briefing.  The most productive thing I can do is to remain silent.

One of the things we discussed at the meeting was the development of the thermal protection system.  I sat on my hands for the entire first day, but on the second day I couldn't take it any more, so I asked: when they test these systems, are the results summarized in a TPS report?  I didn't get a chance to ask about cover sheets because everyone was laughing so hard.


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