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So tomorrow I have to give a seminar at work, and I want to do something different, I want to make it about the R forum. Many friends have heard the stories about my car and how it is so special, so I want to introduce them to a few interesting topics discussed here

on my shortlist are (remember these are computer geeks, not car guys, although one of them drives an awesometastic 335 coupe)

1. 4WD vs AWD, the haldex system, the audi system, the failed collar gears, associated research and development.
2. What a turbo does to a car, ECU tunning, throttle mapping, cool boost gauge installs
3. picture threads: the color albums and the track pics come to mind
4. the "my other ride" threads
5. imiv develpment

what else do you think should be included?

mixes up good with powerpoint
 

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Re: coolest threads in the R forum (FEO)

Nurburgring videos...check
top gear videos...check
$2.13 strut bar mod
homegrown FMIC and friends
Rkelly CAI
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Re: (kmagnuss)

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Why would a 'seminar' about a Volvo forum benefit your job in any way? I'm at a loss here. I could see it as a middle school presentation, but not something for 'work'.

The benefit comes from teambuilding.

I am 29 and the second oldest in my office...let's put it this way, last month's seminar was dedicated to the release of street fighter 4.....with a heavy gaming session on the office's console/projector afterwards

It's one of those innovation things....let people wander freely they may come up with something cool
 

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I'm with kmagnuss on this one. Why would a company put a group of expensive computer geeks into a room to learn about something that presumably has nothing whatsoever to do with their job function?

Having said that, is your company hiring?
 

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Im with kmagnuss on this one. Why would a company put a group of expensive computer geeks into a room to learn about something that presumably has nothing whatsoever to do with their job function?

http://www.3m.com/us/office/po....html

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Having said that, is your company hiring?
Haha funny you say that, just today I was speaking to my boss complaining about the lack of manpower.....do you know CUDA?
 

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Re: coolest threads in the R forum (Helmut Ranff)

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For one of the slides just put this picture so everyone will urinate in their
pants


LOL done!

I am opening with that one!
 

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Re: (02s60t5)

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I'm with kmagnuss on this one. Why would a company put a group of expensive computer geeks into a room to learn about something that presumably has nothing whatsoever to do with their job function?

Having said that, is your company hiring?

Team building is all about the social aspect of the workplace, I've had numerous courses that have dealt with the realities of working on a job - it's not all about the product and/or service you work with, you HAVE to interact with your team on a routine basis and learning to deal with them is worth its weight in gold. When a company has a program which allows you some insight into someone else you work with, the team's ability to coexist increases.
 

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Re: (FEO)

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Haha funny you say that, just today I was speaking to my boss complaining about the lack of manpower.....do you know CUDA?

Nope, I'm a network geek - routing, switching, firewalls, wireless, VoIP, etc. Thankfully I still have a job for the time being, but maybe I should start to learn CUDA, just in case!

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Team building is all about the social aspect of the workplace, I've had numerous courses that have dealt with the realities of working on a job - it's not all about the product and/or service you work with, you HAVE to interact with your team on a routine basis and learning to deal with them is worth its weight in gold. When a company has a program which allows you some insight into someone else you work with, the team's ability to coexist increases.

That much I do understand and agree with, but typically the team building is done over drinks after work, at the holiday party, or some other setting outside of normal working hours. It's pretty forward thinking for a company to utilize "on the clock" time for informal socializing.
 

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Re: (02s60t5)

a few more cool bits

downpipes exhaust and their effects
softloaders
datalogging...
scangauges...

on call plus would be nice to brag about, if it worked
 

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Re: (sh8kdwn)

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Could do a retrospective of what Trish wears every Friday.

Or how many times Camry is mentioned on a Volvo forum.
 

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Re: (sh8kdwn)

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Could do a retrospective of what Trish wears every Friday.

That is the definition of LOL. Awesome!

Quote, originally posted by 02s60t5 »

That much I do understand and agree with, but typically the team building is done over drinks after work, at the holiday party, or some other setting outside of normal working hours. It's pretty forward thinking for a company to utilize "on the clock" time for informal socializing.

It's becoming more and more common, Google is a real leader in the industry today with regard to team building and personal life management exercises.

I really need to graduate soon
 

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Re: (llabahn)

There are enthusiasts, then there are people driving the most expensive Volvo...

-What happens when the two meet.
-Waiting in parking lots for the owner of another "R"
-Waving like an idiot, flashing your "high" beams, and yelling out the window (just to be ignored).
-Running very illegal speeds on the highway when you run into another enthusiast...
 

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Re: (AthruC)

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There are enthusiasts, then there are people driving the most expensive Volvo...

-What happens when the two meet.
-Waiting in parking lots for the owner of another "R"
-Waving like an idiot, flashing your "high" beams, and yelling out the window (just to be ignored).
-Running very illegal speeds on the highway when you run into another enthusiast...

...especially when you're on your way to a GTG and you THINK "Oh, look at that, we can caravan the rest of the way!"...or maybe not...
 
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