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Old 09-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #13021
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #13022
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What, one was at the big 3?

One makes beautiful cars.. the other one spits out garbage that doesnt even want to start in the morning.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #13023
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Sexy all up in this bitch. 14x7 +19 RPF1, 195/60 Star Specs.







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Old 09-06-2012, 06:33 PM   #13024
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I love my RPF1's. I'm glad I kept them.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #13025
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Those are cute. Planning on rallying them with the 60 profile tires?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #13026
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I plan on rolling on them. I don't think my car will be exposed to motorsports any time soon. I just love that this wheel/tire combo is as light as my stock hollow spoke 14x6 and 185/60 Shititomo tires, while being sexier, wider and far far far more sticky.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #13027
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #13028
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Those are cute. Planning on rallying them with the 60 profile tires?
That comment is funny until you come down here and drive on our shitty roads. It's worth noting that one of my 15" RPF1's has a bent lip.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #13029
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That comment is funny until you come down here and drive on our shitty roads. It's worth noting that one of my 15" RPF1's has a bent lip.
EEEEEEEEXACTLY. I said **** the 6UL on 45 or 50 series tire. I need sidewall height to isolate my wheels and the rest of the car from the road abuse. I was tired of going through blown out tires as frequently as oil changes, and tired of the washboard roads vibrating everything on and in my car to pieces. Maybe this will help with that some. I guess I will see.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #13030
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I'm keeping these 15" RPF1's since I got such a stupid good deal on them...but if I had my druthers, I'd be going to 14x7" as well. I don't need massive brakes on the street, just good pads.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #13031
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I'm keeping these 15" RPF1's since I got such a stupid good deal on them...but if I had my druthers, I'd be going to 14x7" as well. I don't need massive brakes on the street, just good pads.
Yep. I was a bit upset about that fact until I thought about it. No need for anything more than just good pads on the street anyway. I do plan on upgrading to a nice set of dba slotted and drilled rotors, mostly for the curb appeal and the fancy rust prevention coating, and also because my stock rotors are grooved to hell, and probably out of spec. Throw on some good pads and ss lines, and that should be all I will ever need for street and possibly occasional autox. Why I haven't upgraded brakes yet, in the 5 years I have had the car... brake stuff is cheap compared to a lot of other items on the car.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #13034
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It depends on a number of different factors.

Some are obvious, such as what were your net revenues for the product line. If the total burdened cost to produce and sell one unit is $390, then obviously it's better to sell 10m at $599 than to sell 40m at $399.

Another would involve an analysis of one's market demographics relative to one's corporate strategy. I'd wager, for example, that Fendi probably sells fewer shoes in a year than JC Penny, and they probably captured less total revenue in doing so. But Fendi's brand is built upon an image of exclusivity, and so doing a lower volume of business than JC Penny is entirely appropriate for them.

Then you start to get into the really intriguing stuff which may sound entirely outlandish to those who have never had the pleasure of working within the infrastructure of a giant holding company. For instance, what was the margin on the device in question? Depending on who is doing the analysis, it is in fact sometimes "better" to sell a small number of units *AND* collect a small amount of revenue, provided that you maintain a very high margin in doing so. I know it sounds ludicrous, and from a macroeconomic point of view it is, but within Harris Broadcast, for instance, I've seen whole product lines get shitcanned because they were only operating at 10-15% margin, despite the fact that they were moving such enormous volumes of product that their net revenues far outstripped other departments with 1/10th the total receipts but 3x the gross margin.


Long story short: in business, especially at the corporate level, it's important to understand that sometimes there really ARE five lights, even if you can only see four of them from where you're standing.
And now we're getting rid of the broadcast division because it doesn't fit the rest of the stuff we do. Not sure why since we've been trying to pawn off FAME to the military for awhile now.
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I hate Apple more because of the douchy group of people that buy up their products at the drop of a hat, over the fact that they make sub par quality junk, in my experience. I have owned 3 products from Apple, and all were of lower build quality and all failed far more quickly than similar products from other brands.
I agree. This is why I still own a Palm Pre and will be building a FrankenPre2. I still hope WebOS will make a comeback when it's open sourced. No one has stolen more technology and ideas from the industry than Apple and what they didn't steal, they bought. There isn't anything actually made by Apple in any Apple products. They have great marketing and lawyers. I'll give them that.

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WTF is FAME?
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Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine

Basically for the military, it's a video sink for databasing, tagging, metadata, and being able to search and play back based on those tags, location, time, etc. There's also support for overlays and multiplexing of data, too.

Harris Corporation Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine Meets All Pilot Program Objectives During Empire Challenge 2008
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #13039
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You're with Harris too?

I must say- the one part I am really looking forward to in the divestiture is being cut free from the corporate IT/IS department. I realize that y'all down in Melbourne work on classified ****, but out here in BCD we can barely get anything done on a Standard Client anymore.

To be fair, the folks in Mason have been ******* things up ever since the Flag was moved out of Quincy...
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Yeah, I don't blame you. I think they sit around thinking of ways to make everyone's life more difficult at Harris. Luckily I have admin rights and all our field and lab computers are unmolested by them.
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