The Jumper Squad.
"Each year, the New York City Police Department receives hundreds of 911 calls for so-called jumper jobs, or reports of people on bridges and rooftops threatening to jump. The department’s Emergency Service Unit responds to those calls. Roughly 300 officers in the unit are specially trained in suicide rescue, the delicate art of saving people from themselves; they know just what to say and, perhaps more important, what not to say."
posted by zarq
on Oct 9, 2012 -
is all about things you may not know but might find useful. These secrets are not things you shouldn’t know; more likely, they’re just interesting things you might not know yet. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jul 18, 2010 -
I want to say something to someone • I am worried about my penis size • I am not funny • I am addicted to the internet • I'm involved in a long distance relationship • I'm racist • I'm not familiar with Alessandro Moreschi • I am being followed by a dog.
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 9, 2009 -
Seemingly, customer service isn't what it used to be, if you can even find them. Well, no more hiding. Enter Hard to Find 800 Numbers
, an alphabetic list that eliminates the scramble for contact information. Waiting on hold for customer service or tech support is painful enough.
posted by netbros
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Listen, can you hear them talk
? They might be soft spoken, and not easy to get along with, but they can still command (previously)
our respect. Read
how they are looked after around the world, and the stories
which affect their daily lives. Also, here (pdf)
is a comprehensive study of their living conditions in different kinds of societies across the globe.
posted by hadjiboy
on Jul 18, 2008 -
is a performance and video blog project by new media artist Chris Barr. It's about suicide. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Ourmedia needs volunteer moderators.
Ourmedia, which provides "free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software" is doing well. Too well. The current volunteer moderator team of 40 is faced with the overwhelming task of reviewing the submitted content of 40,000 users for copyright and other policy violations, on which their open submission policy depends. If you'd like to get involved, now would be the time.
posted by Caviar
on Aug 24, 2005 -
How To: RTFM.
M$ steps up its Support Services. The information in this article applies to: general lamers.
posted by tallman
on Feb 23, 2001 -