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A bunch of chicken-sh#! pencil pushers. I clump the S&P numb nuts into the same MBA crowd that stopped calling our US laborers people and staff, but instead “head counts.” After having read their release (highlights shared below), they have screwed with the wrong group of people, the United States citizens. Yes, we have elected these lawmakers and although they may or may not have fumbled the ball, the responsibility falls on the electorate. And just like a commercial I viewed a while back about the credit bureau poorly rating the head of a family working multiple jobs to pay off his debt simply because he was paying slowly… that fact was he was paying.
Salute from the Shore
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe,
to assure the survival and success of liberty.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(35th US President [1961-63], 1917-1963)
Tentatively set to start in mid-July, the group that oversees the U.S. power grid is proposing an experimental test that could disrupt many electronic devices with built-in clocks. This will be an interesting experiment to see how dependent our timekeeping is on the power grid, said Demetrios Matsakis, head of the time service department at the U.S. Naval Observatory. Tweaking the power grid’s frequency is expensive and takes a lot of effort, said Joe McClelland, head of electric reliability for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “Is anyone using the grid to keep track of time?” McClelland said. “Let’s see if anyone complains if we eliminate it.”
Read more about this in The State, http://www.thestate.com/2011/06/24/1872753/ap-exclusive-power-grid-change.html.
Great “out-of-the-box” thinking.
The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey common in North America and around the Carolina Lowcountry. Not commonly know however is when faced with an overwhelming opponent and flight is not an option, the Red-tailed Hawk will lay on its back, claws skyward and play “possum.” (more…)
Most consumers don’t realize that a cable company’s set-top box is not required in order to receive digital and HD program content. For years, CableCARDs allowed the TV set itself or devices such as HD TiVO to bring provide these features without the need for a cable company’s set-top box. Greater conspiracy articles have been posted as to the failure of the market to adopt this device, but with all things evolution is on the horizon… (more…)
What a combo! Blue Angels and the Holy City of Charleston, SC. Continue reading this post to view the show… (more…)
Crestron makes some of the best automation products in the industry, which is why we are very proud to be associated with them as dealers. However, I just could not help but comment on the huge package I received from the Crestron engraving departement today containing 24 very small keypad buttons. (more…)
- NASA Smartphone 3D SpaceStation Mapping
Prototype Robot With Smartphone to Test 3-D Mapping, Navigation Inside Space Station | NASA
- All-Glass Patent Granted
Apple granted patent for all-glass iPhone, iPad building process - LA Times
- Film On
FilmOn launches “teleport” technology to stream TV in 18 cities, improve on Aereo — Tech News and Analysis
- Street View Data
What to expect as developers gather for Google I/O - LA Times1
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