OT: EE Job Opportunity in Lake Orion

OT: EE Job Opportunity in Lake Orion

Submitted by Hail-Storm on July 29th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

My company is looking for an Electrical Engineer, so I thought I would post it here in case anyone was looking.  Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck if you do apply.  It'd be nice to get another Michigan fan in here.


Big Ten Network Question

Big Ten Network Question

Submitted by Gulo Blue on July 29th, 2010 at 1:30 PM

I just made the jump from rabbit ears to paying for TV.  Now that I have access to the Big Ten Network, I'd like to know if there's a way to see the schedule filtered for just Michigan related stuff.  I've searched the website, but the only option I found involved text message alerts.  So has anyone figured this out?  How do I get a schedule of just the stuff that relates to Michigan?

Way OT: Tron - Worst Movie of All Time?

Way OT: Tron - Worst Movie of All Time?

Submitted by NomadicBlue on July 29th, 2010 at 1:07 PM

So, before the showing of Inception that I saw last weekend, there was a preview for a new making of Tron. I remembered seeing it back in the 80's but I was really young and couldn't remember any details or if I liked it at all. So, I had the wife order it from the library so I could check it out (we just recently started getting DVD's from the library - it takes about a week on average, but its free!).

After I watched it last night, I determined that it had to be the absolute worst movie that I have ever witnessed. I have seen lots of terrible movies and I usually enjoy them just for the comical aspect. With this, however, it was so bad it went right past funny and straight into painful (the only comical part was the outdated CG effects which I did appreciate). It was a complete trainwreck from which I could not avert my eyes. It somehow lacked all of the essential aspects of any movie - plot, dialogue, acting, character development, etc.

Having said all of that - you gotta see this movie if you have never seen it or it has been 20+ years. Just to marvel in its horribleness. Go to the library, though. Don't pay for a rental.

Does anyone have a movie they think might rival the pure awfulness that is Tron? I challenge you to name one!

I know I may piss off some hard-core sci-fi fans with this one, but sorry. Its bad. Really, really bad.

BTW. The only good part about this movie is that I now know where the image of Moses from South Park came from - those guys are pure genius.

OT: Downloading from iPod to Computer/iTunes

OT: Downloading from iPod to Computer/iTunes

Submitted by heckdchi on July 29th, 2010 at 7:01 AM

Just wondering if any of you have any experience with this.  A quick Google search comes up with a ton of info/options.  Are there any methods/software products that you would recommend using or not using?  

I've got about a 3000 song library that is now only on my iPod after our desktop crashed without having iTunes backed up.  Just trying to find an easier way to replace it besides paying for data recovery or manually downloading each CD again.

Thanks in advance.

OT - The Battle Creek Oil Spill (Damn Canadians)

OT - The Battle Creek Oil Spill (Damn Canadians)

Submitted by Red_Lee on July 28th, 2010 at 7:07 PM

As some, or most, of you may have heard, about 800,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Kalamazoo River. The leak flowed down a creek into the river in Battle Creek. The news has hit nationwide and I just watched the NBC Nightly News segment showing the absolutely tarnished river. 

As a Battle Creek native and a lifelong fisherman of the Kalamazoo River, I feel obligated to bitch for eternity on the internet about this irresponsibility displayed by another damned oil company (Enbridge Energy Partners - an associate of Canadian-based Enbridge). People from back home are complaining of the oil smell all across the city and you can probably kiss any worthwhile fishing goodbye for a good while. 

I have a trip planned for back home next month and I was hoping to get some quality fishing time with the old man on the river I grew up fishing with him and his father. But no, some fucking asshole company has gone and ruined that for this year, and next, and who knows how long. 

Seriously, do we put any regulations on these oil companies? Or do they just get a free pass as long as they're paying taxes and their stock is worth something? I'm so angry right now I'm almost in tears thinking of what my grandfather would say right about now. I'm pretty sure he'd be in Canada by now giving all hell to whoever is "running" this company. 

I don't know what else to say, what do you guys think? Enbridge says they are confident that they'll be able to contain the oil before it hits Lake Michigan. They better hope they do or else a lot more people are going to be pissed.

On a useful note, I urge you to call 1-800-306-6837 if you are in the Battle Creek area and have time to help with the cleanup. I may help if possible when I come down next month. But for right now I'm going to write and email about 100 letters to this damned company explaining to them in as non-hateful way as I can the damage they have done. 

OT: ESPN LA Article about LeBron

OT: ESPN LA Article about LeBron

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 28th, 2010 at 3:17 PM

So this was removed from ESPN.com after being there 10 minutes, and it's pretty easy to see why.

This explains a lot: "James' infamous one-hour special, "The Decision," was reportedly the brainchild of Carter, a 28-

year-old who has never managed anyone outside of his friend James."

Glen Davis walked by his party in Vegas, where he had a giant crown cake and people with signs that said "king" and just shook his head. Davis has more rings than LeBron.

Lebron got in a dance off with Lamar Odom and won, Odom pointed at his ring finger. 

Lebron has seemed very childish throughout all of this, and this article reinforces that, and I can't help but think that LeBron will end up being most similar to Shaq - had all the gifts, but loved the life/celebrity of it all more than basketball. Not being as dominant as he could be. 

It's pretty easy to see why ESPN pulled this article, LeBron is half their programming