1. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    lmao... :lol3

    The story goes a little something like this. A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure company, referred to as “Bob,” was caught last year outsourcing his work to China, paying someone else less than one fifth of his six-figure salary to do his job. As a result, Bob had a lot of time on his hands; in fact, during the investigation, his browsing history revealed this was his typical work day:

    9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
    11:30 a.m. – Take lunch.
    1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.
    2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
    4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
    5:00 p.m. – Go home.

    :thumb
  2. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Those f***ers get paid really well but my back isn't up to it.
  3. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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  4. Stravoxylo

    Stravoxylo Been here awhile

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    I'm in a completely different field... had an identical experience with Indian outsourcing. "You get what you pay for" has never been more true!
  5. mbishara

    mbishara Adventurer

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    Bob is not an honest guy. My company has a full IT department overseas. Overseas does not mean poor quality.

    There are a lot of talented people around the world.

    But what Bob did was dishonest by deceiving his employer. It's the employer's choice on IT strategy, not Bob's.


    Personal web page:
    http://www.maged-bishara-montreal.ca/

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. arZan

    arZan Adventurer

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    And how does burning human feces actually smell ? This is a really ignorant statement to make.

    Areas of New Jersey along the Turnpike near Newark smell horrible too. Should I categorize the entire United States to be like that ?

    And yes before you ask, I am Indian but living in Brooklyn for the last decade and half.
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Flugistani

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    Don't know if you got it going by now, but check the air filter, especially if ridden off-road.

    :deal
  8. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Anyone need a ram mount for a Tom Tom ONE XL or XL-S?

    Found this sitting in a box, I ordered it by mistake a long while back. If you can use it it's yours for a brewski.

    It's the RAM-HOL-TO5U
  9. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Given the choice, I think I'd choose to live in Bombay over Newark any day. :lol3

    On another note, does anyone have any experience using an EZ Pass in the rally card pocket on a Rallye II jacket? Will it work? Or does the EZ Pass need an unobstructed, line of sight, view at the detector?

    It's nice that my most frequent toll booth is now "Pay by Mail" but I think I'd like to try an EZ Pass but don't really want to mount it to my bike if I can avoid it.
  10. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    I have seen a lot of riders do that with no issues.
  11. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    EX-Pass is very particular about WHERE the tag is located on your vehicle: How high, how far back, etc. I used to have a "system" :lol3 in which I kept my EZ-Pass in my jacket breast pocket, and with my right hand would extract it and hold it up, without stopping.

    It almost never worked. :bluduh

    OTOH, since mounting it on my windscreen, I've never had to wait like an ass for the toll booth attendant to fix the problem. (In NYC we have gates.)
  12. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Fuck you, and fuck your acusation of ignorance.

    You know what burning human feces smells like? BURNING HUMAN FECES. Its the smell of a city so poorly managed that people dump piles of trash and excrement in front of their homes on the street and set fire to it. Its the smell of a city where people neatly tuck their cellphones between their shoulders and ears, and whip their dicks out in the middle of the sidewalk and take a piss while still walking. Its the smell of a city that lets dead dogs and cattle rot in the middle of the roads.

    Did I make a general statement about India? No. Guess you have some insecurity issues about your origins, and no, I don't give a shit if you're Indian. You brought that up, and I wouldn't have asked. So go fuck yourself.



  13. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    :lurk
  14. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    I'm thinking NOT curry for lunch. Anyone?

    :hide
  15. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    C'mon George, you know the rules.... pics or it didnt happen. Great sigline material though. :lol3
  16. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    Wow someone touched a nerve there huh?
  17. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    I was having an ok day until I read this. Now my day is better. Thanks for the laugh. I could picture his face all read as he typed this up :)
  18. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    i want to take my v-strom offroad.

    i don't have knobbies, though that could be a future consideration. i'm not looking for anything too crazy. the strom is a heavy ass bike, but it's all i got.

    i'd like to find some gravel roads, dirt roads, double track, doubletrack with rocks, baby heads, whatever...

    is there anywhere to go? why the hell do i live so close to NYC?

    someone help me out here
  19. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    Im not sure what date it is this year but give the Berkshire Big Bike Adventure ride a try.
  20. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    check this