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New England B.S. Thread

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

  1. Jun 16, 2021 at 3:36 AM
    jconn47

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    I read a thing recently that Amazon goes through so many workers so fast that they're worried they're going to run out of people to hire....hmmmm wonder what they could do to fix that :facepalm:
     
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  2. Jun 16, 2021 at 4:43 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I wish
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2021 at 5:26 AM
    Sloth

    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    Stuff
    Already are since they own hippy foods (whole foods), and at least where I am you can order stuff from whole foods through the Amazon app to be delivered right to your door.
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2021 at 5:29 AM
    jethro

    jethro Master Baiter

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    When you are as big as Amazon there is only one direction to go- down!
     
  5. Jun 16, 2021 at 9:34 AM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    I heard this discussed on the news this week. Something like they figure 8 months or so is when an employee is fresh, motivated, etc tops. I want to say they figure full turnover by the numbers every year or 1.5 years.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2021 at 11:14 AM
    jconn47

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    :eek: dayum that's wild. you know you messed up when you got a higher turnover rate than UPS.
     
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  7. Jun 16, 2021 at 3:48 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    We got some pre marinated chicken breasts this past weekend at Market Basket. They were so good that we got some more tonight and I'm grilling them up right now.

    I can't wait!

    :hungry::hungry::hungry:
     
  8. Jun 16, 2021 at 4:47 PM
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    We just grilled up some pre-marinated sirloin tips and they were great!
     
  9. Jun 17, 2021 at 2:14 AM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    Still no decision on selling the Nissan or not.. probably Saturday... if I do, just need to remove sliders, rack, and the tool box.
    It'll suck being down to 1 vehicle for a bit, but...might be best financial choice.
    Unless market never corrects, and stays inflated....

    She wants to get back into something, lower, and quicker.
    She misses the Charger, and is looking at Stinger GT1/GT2, SHO, etc..

    I'm just glad she has more restraint/self control than I do.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2021 at 5:14 AM
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    I know that deep down inside, you are going to miss the frontier......the last time I was over your house, you treated that thing like another child.....you were so proud of having that thing.
     
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  11. Jun 17, 2021 at 12:40 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Hello Hello Hello .......


    Is there anybody out there? It's dead in here today.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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    Bilstein 6112 4th notch Bilstein 5160 rear Camburg ball joint UCAs Old man emu dakar leafs 265/75R16 Cooper ST Maxx Crux stereo a/v interface UltraGauge ARE fiberglass cap Wet okole seat covers Retro fit source Led fog lights Superbrightled pods in rear bumper Superbrightled light bar in grill Rock blokz mud flaps SOS Rock Sliders RCI Skid Plates (to be painted and mounted)
    My life and I are non-existant lol
     
  13. Jun 17, 2021 at 2:13 PM
    vssman

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    Just nod if you can hear me.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2021 at 4:46 PM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Ever since I got my iPhone 12 with 5G I have zero service at work. I have to leave the building to get iMessage to work. It’s…exhausting. My old iPhone 7 with LTE would work perfectly fine. I don’t know if it’s a Sprint issue or an iPhone issue as I’ve read of problems on both sides.

    Leaves me less distracted, I suppose.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2021 at 5:06 PM
    deanosaurus

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    Hello friends,

    This is 100% not a shill post. I believe in shouting out people and companies that I feel have done me right, because too many people only shout out the ones that do them wrong.

    I just got back from a day at The 4x4 Center here in VT ( https://the4x4center.com/about-the-driving-school ) and had an absolute blast. As someone who has had the benefit of a hell of a lot of training in many disciplines, I do feel I got my money's worth and am saving my pennies for another trip out.

    The instructor cadre was extremely well qualified and professional, and the facilities are absolutely gorgeous. The morning was classroom time which covered quite a lot of excellent technical/mechanical information about offroad vehicle drivetrains, options, and a good block of info about tires. This included some academic discussion with nice props about line finding; how to really use the full suspension of a vehicle when approaching, navigating, and exiting an obstacle; and understanding how the major vehicle systems work together and in some cases opposite each other in order to control the vehicle in offroad conditions. A lot of the academic stuff was basic, but also helpful in context and with the benefit of a live human being who knows what seeds to plant in order to prime a person for the hands-on portion of the class.

    After the provided lunch, we spent the rest of the day screaming up and down the mountain through a really nice variety of obstacles with an instructor riding shotgun. We did some pretty good ground guide exercises both as guides and drivers, and tackled stuff of escalating severity up to the ability and comfort level of each individual student. Being able to do this stuff in someone else's truck (actually a bunch of Jeep Rubicons) and with the benefit of an extremely experienced guide was well worth the price of admission. The place is like a dream if you like to offroad, for real.

    I heard that starting now they're also allowing folks to bring their own vehicles if you want to give your build a serious shaking-down.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2021 at 7:12 PM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    Agreed. I'm a fan of simple and reliable. Plus ,, 6mt
    But......
    I just don't know. Unfortunately, money always wins.
    And she has every reason to be happy.
    With things being as they are, it is currently more prudent to hang on to the Tacoma, and sell the Frontier.
    I'll question myself regardless of thr choice I ultimately make.
    Just a matter of making a choice.
    But, I haven't even been able to get it off-road, and scrape the sliders. So... I dunno
     
  17. Jun 17, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Never an easy choice when deciding what to part with, that's for sure.
     
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  18. Jun 17, 2021 at 11:17 PM
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    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I know these things can be quite expensive. Do you mind me asking how much was it and how long was it?
     
  19. Jun 17, 2021 at 11:19 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Is there anyone home?
     
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  20. Jun 18, 2021 at 2:59 AM
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    Come on now
     
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