@stuffisthings Why couldn't there be at least a 7% return on the investment in the Haitian child. Gah. (I jest, of course)
@stuffisthings Wow, lots of questions. 1. No, we are creating closed captions using voice recognition software. We get audio from the TV studio a few seconds early and speak along to what we are hearing, making edits for length and clarity as needed. So when you see someone correcting live captions onscreen, they are likely correcting a spot where they misspoke or the software did not hear them correctly. 2. Yes, we do use macros. Some are standardized and some are personal, but we probably don't use them as much as you might think. 3. If a show is live and running captions, then it is being captioned live. I couldn't really give you a percentage or anything like that because I don't know how much television programming is, in fact, live TV. 4. Yes, we do get materials beforehand depending on the programming. We would rarely get a transcript of a speech beforehand, but people usually speak slowly enough in those sort of public, televised events that they are fairly easy to caption almost verbatim. 4. Because the cable channel is too fucking cheap to pay for offline captioning (like what the guy in the article does), which requires way more time to do correctly. So instead they just pay for a couple hours of live captioning, which probably comes out crazy if it's some 3 AM Sharknado rip-off.
@stuffisthings ha, YES. It's so…human?
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@stuffisthings I like this. We could spin the Pizzadonut off even more to the calzonut. We could also combine donuts and scones for sconuts. Donuts and cookies for the Donookie. Focaccia and donuts for the focaccinut. Let's quit our day job and start a Dokery (donut based bakery)
That we would use more "words of misery" when trying to depict a time of privation and general unease seems a given to me. Also "Words of Misery" would have been a great name for my teenage LiveJournal.
@stuffisthings at least they're using the defaults from a modern version of excel. We've got colors on spreadsheets that haven't been a default color selection since 1998 but the sheets have just been resaved with new years on the end since then (or earlier).
@stuffisthings Thank you. Thank you so much. God. I’m an economist and this pisses me off. (It's not just economics reporting with this problem...)
@stuffisthings I'll never give up my dream of having a house spouse, d optional. ... rimshot