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Old 01-16-2013, 07:58 AM   #16216
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And shit like this is why I think I'm gonna snag a union job now.
They're not even safe anymore. I'm a 3rd generation union man been in for 19 years now and this is the first time I'm starting to lose faith. Bloomberg is trying to kill all the unions. Labor, teachers, city unions. It's bad all around man.

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Sh$t, bike keeps stalling on me every half mile. Got 5 miles from my house and its stalled half dozen times. After it cools down it starts right up, drive it for half mile and it bigs down and stalls. I have 5 gallons of fuel, battery is dead now. Waiting for some one to give me a boost.
Could be fuel pump. Do you hear it priming when you turn the key to on?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #16217
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Heh. Reminds me of the group I managed at my last job (I think they were in Pune). Really nice guys, and they would do exactly what I asked. But, that was the problem... (I hate to use this cliche) they couldn't think outside the box- at all. They were "support" (not programmers), so we would have unexpected things occur where we needed to improvise. That's where they were useless. In that respect, they were like robots- very good at repetitive tasks (which my American staff hated to do), but whenever they ran into any sort of roadblock, it was like their brains shut down.


Also, there is a cultural aversion to saying "No." As in:

CEO-man: "My in-house devs said this tremendous-fuckload-of-work could not be done in less than three months. Can you do it in two weeks?"

Offshore Dev Manager: "Uhh.. Yes?"

Me:
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #16218
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They're not even safe anymore. I'm a 3rd generation union man been in for 19 years now and this is the first time I'm starting to lose faith. Bloomberg is trying to kill all the unions. Labor, teachers, city unions. It's bad all around man.



Could be fuel pump. Do you hear it priming when you turn the key to on?
No fule pump in the KLR, thanks anyway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #16219
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Related to our conversation: this is a pretty hilarious story. A guy outsourced his own job to China

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/201...ch-cat-videos/
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #16220
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No fule pump in the KLR, thanks anyway.
fuel is overrated. fred flintstone the thing to work.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #16221
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Related to our conversation: this is a pretty hilarious story. A guy outsourced his own job to China

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/201...ch-cat-videos/

lmao...
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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #16222
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yup, can't outsource hauling trash
Those f***ers get paid really well but my back isn't up to it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #16223
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job search gets interesting

Job search turned up this company hiring:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/acc/3509404993.html

http://www.identitymotors.com/

I wonder if they've seen this:

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #16224
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I don't know your line of business, but I had a client who insisted on using an offshore software dev team. The company's logic was, "If they charge only 20% of what domestic programmers charge, then even if they take twice as long, it will still be a bargain!"

I was tasked with managing their work. I can tell you with authority, that is NOT true.

Developers charging only 20% (or 40%, whatever) may actually NEVER get the project done. Never. Not in 200% of the time. Not in 400% of the time. Simply NEVER. And, often if they do, the code quality will be SO terrible that making ANY change in the future will be difficult, or impossible.

I hired two of the best developers I knew locally to manage about 15 off-shore devs. We did this for about three years.

After that experience, I have no fear of being replaced with offshore computer programmers.

Pretty much all of them were well-meaning, and hard-working. That is the good part. However, as the saying goes: "Failure: When your very best just isn't good enough."

Despite their best intentions, we found the developers we worked with (about 40 individuals at three different companies) to be uniformly mediocre. At one point I asked my friend and lead dev (one of the most talented programmers I've ever worked with in 19 years of doing this professionally) to grade all the offshore resources we were using on an "A" to "F" scale.

Nobody got an "A".

One dev got a "B". FYI, after the project he moved to the US and now is H1B staff, charging American-level wages.

All the rest got "C", "D", and "F". One comment from my friend which stuck in my mind:

"I'll give XXXX a 'D'. He creates more bugs than any other developer on the project, but he fixes a lot, too." Put THAT on your resume!

Bottom line for me is this: If a company has never worked with good developers, then they might as well offshore to India/China/Russia/Philippines. You'll never know what you're missing.

However, if you need the job done RIGHT, you will need actual.. you know... professionals.
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!
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:53 PM   #16225
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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.


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Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #16226
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Time to find a new world.

...I had to go work in a town that smelled of burning human feces).


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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #16227
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Thanks Rich.

I did open the tank to make sure I had fuel but it still wouldn't start. I'm home know and charging the battery, I'll try it in an hour.

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

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:51 PM   #16228
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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
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:29 AM   #16229
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Areas of New Jersey along the Turnpike near Newark smell horrible too.
Given the choice, I think I'd choose to live in Bombay over Newark any day.

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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:15 AM   #16230
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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?
I have seen a lot of riders do that with no issues.
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