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|19th July 2010, 20:16||#121|
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One gets selected in engineering based on his knowledge of P C M, and after selection, he/she studies a specialised field of engineering.
General knowledge is nowhere required or acquired during engineering.
Also, there are several branches of engineering. One may be an expert in one branch, but still not have even basic knowledge of the other branch.
For eg, I am an electronics engineer and I don't know a thing about mechanical engineering. Of course, I know the difference between a petrol and diesel engine. But my knowledge of engines is limited to what I studied back in school.
|19th July 2010, 20:39||#122|
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My contribution to this thread, my friend bought a Pulsar 220 (first gen, close to a lakh in price), next day I see that the rear view mirrors are missing, on being asked why, "Yaar, itna mehenga bike liya hai, wo mirrors pura style kharab kar deta hai" (Translated, The mirrors ruin the style of the bike for which I've spent a lot of money).
However, I think that is quite common, I see lots of new bikes with their rear view mirrors missing. So either the biker won't see what's behind him, or wobble a bit while trying to see what's behind him .
|19th July 2010, 21:28||#123|
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Well as we are going off topic anyway, it almost seems the so-called "educational qualifications" in our country are inversely proportional to the level of common sense. Guess everyone would have watched "3 idiots", I think Aamir has something.
There is this IIT guy in our office, and at every meeting he asks a dumb question - like really really dumb - just for the sake of asking. He is the laughing-stock of the whole team. Not saying that this is about IIT, I am saying we should not expect so-called qualifications from our country to add any kind of value - least of all common sense.
|19th July 2010, 22:40||#124|
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Few from my memory,
1.Karizma has top speed of 160Km/Hr (Commnets by owner).
2.Pulser 150 has 5 stroke Engine,again comments by owner.
3.If you use front disk Break of bike you will fall down.
4.Many people are not aware FIAT is Italian Brand,they still feel that its Same old premier Automobiles ltd.
5.Amby Safest car and best Comfort.
There are many more really hard to recollect,but nice refreshing thread.
|20th July 2010, 09:45||#125|
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"Why did you buy a Palio 1.6? Swift would have given you a better mileage" - People who dont know what BHP stands for.
"Fit a gas kit on your Accord." - Paan chewing person's suggestion to dad.
|20th July 2010, 09:59||#126|
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His logic is very simple & straight forward, so can't comment on that
Many people still don't know the real use of 4X4.
|20th July 2010, 12:14||#127|
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As far as 3rd goes, lot of ppl have flown off Pulsar - indiscriminate usage. So naturally such views take effect.
|20th July 2010, 13:27||#128|
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9. I don't take offence to these, as most ride to impress chicks and still feel two-wheelers are not for rich people.
@Star-- are you sure about the last one or you sense of humor is just too good?
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|20th July 2010, 14:43||#129|
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But not the 5th, its one of the safest cars and more comfortable than any other cars with that price range.
|20th July 2010, 15:24||#130|
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The one that i remember, Why did you buy cedia? Should have bought verna diesel or fiesta diesel; gives a far better mileage? I mean how can you even compare? No offence to either of those 2 cars. Both are good in its class.
|20th July 2010, 15:48||#131|
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"Why do you need seatbelts and helmets inside the city","it is not compulsory here","mag wheels (alloy rims) reduce FE","maintaining higher tire pressure cant cause tire bursts..its always safer to have lower than recommnded tire pressures to get a comfortable ride over long distances"
These are some of the lines that i hear frequently from all the "experts"
|20th July 2010, 16:07||#133|
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Ignorance is bliss-bliss means happiness. I rather ignore an ignorant guy then get into discussion on the merits of his line of arguement.
Specially the ones that tell me that seat belts aren't safe.
Thank all you BHPians-though i have been behind a wheel for the past 39 years-the amount i have learnt in the past year after joining this site-no words to express my appreciation.
I have put in over 2.2 lakh kilometers in my three cars that I have owned since '85.
Thank you guys
Col J H Mayne
|20th July 2010, 17:52||#134|
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One nice comment from a dear friend, when i purchased new Bosch Halo plugs for my M-800.
1) " Thats the problem with petrol cars dude, see my Diesel Accent, 65k kms and they are still running on original Spark plugs, Buy Diesel spark plugs, they might last longer"
2) Yes, even i have got that comment about "Alloys spoil your FE" thing
3) Many friends and some onlookers on seeing my 1971 Bus " You could have got an Innova man, why this old van"
4) M-800 is better than Mercedes Benz, so low maintenance. (lol.....)
5) Many commenting on my Friends Immaculate 118NE " Saar, this kind of comfort, you dont even get in Benz, nice car, wonder why they stopped it" (As if he would have brought 1000 NE's if it was sold even now)
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|20th July 2010, 17:55||#135|
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