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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:48 AM
    CTSpruceMica

    CTSpruceMica Is a Naan wrap a sandwich?

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    You and I were on the chariot forum..."what's the biggest wheel I can fit on my 2nd gen Roman Maximus?"
     
  2. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:07 AM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Happy birthday Rob!

     
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  3. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:28 AM
    js312

    js312 Well-Known Member

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    One of my pet peeves at work is unprepared presenters.

    One appeared today with a 10-year-old MacBook with a mini DisplayPort connection and a VGA adapter for it. Every display we have now uses HDMI inputs, because it's the standard and has been for a long time. We let her use one of our loaner laptops.

    I took her aside and said look, your laptop has video outputs that haven't been used widely in quite a few years. You're billing too much to show up unprepared, I strongly suggest that you buy a new laptop.

    She looked like she saw a ghost, but I'm really sick of people going out to consult and billing thousands per day, but not investing in reasonably modern tech and making it into our problem.
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:38 AM
    guitarjamman

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    "You mean you don't have the ability for me to present with my equipment on site? Well lets reschedule to next week and here is my bill for 4 hours for today's site visit" They probably sent a senior associate out there who is technologically illiterate and bills at the higher rate within the company ($$$).

    One of the old timers at a previous firm I worked at loved to do that - he would also meeting a project to death. Every time there was a question that could of been handled through either an email or phone call, he would set up a site meeting with the client and bill a minimum of 4 hours. Loved when it came time to the monthly billings and seeing my budget shot before any plans even started rolling out the door.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:54 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Yeah but I'm jealous of you guys. I was too young to see or really even know who Led Zepplin was when they were together.
    Also I was to young to enjoy the fashions of the 70's and too old to enjoy them in the 2000's. Do you know how bad I hated the high waist jeans and almost turtle neck blouses of the 80's???

    BTW, the waist high jeans are back again and I hate them as much as I ever did!

    Thanks Rob
     
  6. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:44 AM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Western Mass Automotive Coatings

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    Harry Truman was in office when I was born
     
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    You can have my Windows 3.1 laptop when you pry it from my cold, dead hands! ;)

     
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Mine has a piece you slide on the nozzle, perhaps the button one works better. The lack of venting makes it slosh a lot, even when it's mostly empty.

    That's pretty silly. I have a 10 yr old laptop that I used for the second job and even that has HDMI, not to mention mine is about $300 when it was new. That said I wasn't doing that kind of work with it either, just data entry for the most part on a couple of websites and the occasional document or spreadsheet.

    Tech illiterate can happen but that's not an acceptable excuse at that level. Learn it.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2024 at 11:03 AM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Happy Birthday Rob! New truck today for you huh?

    Nixon when I was born
     
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    Happy birthday!
     
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    IMG_7068.jpg Took the pooch for a paddle. Seems to prefer the yak over the board lol
     
  15. Jun 11, 2024 at 11:35 AM
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    Yup, a contractor wouldn't show up with just a Phillips bit then act blindsided when he encounters Torx and ask you to loan him the bit.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Damn you guys be old AF yo! Reagan was in office when I was born. :anonymous:
     
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    :anonymous: I shouldn’t even say….. Clinton
     
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    Shit man, I saw Zeppelin in NYC when Carter was prez. :rofl:
     
  20. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:06 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Thanks guys!

    Lucky!
     

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