Phone Companies

Sigh…

Transcript from an online chat.

So far this has cost us several hours and probably a few customers.

Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.

You are now chatting with ‘Lawrence’

Lawrence: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service.   [more]

Boids

 

Friend 1: We’re going to count birds  tomorrow.

Me: Where I come from, counting birds is very easy this time of year.

Friend 2: Because there are so many of them?

 

 

The Burzynski Clinic

Someone acting approximately  lawyer defends someone claiming to have a cancer treatment, who charges enormous amounts of money to people for being in clinical trials. These clinical trials have been going on for decades without any published result.

It seems to me that charging people to be part of clinical trials is the sort of corrupting influence that you want to keep away from people doing, or acting as if they are doing, scientific research. [more]