Sunday, April 04, 2010
TV stands have almost certainly recognized not only for its necessity in mounting plasma or LCD TVs, but for its chic appeal in the household. Especially when you're the type who's into television viewing or extreme gaming during your leisure time, TV stands should always function for your needs. Some TV stands offer extra-large cable-management cutouts so cables can be routed through the back of the furniture for a clean, organized presentation.
TV stands tips

These TV stands also act as a protection for those expensive TV sets you have. With this, choosing entertainment centers and other accessory furniture, one must keep in mind factors like strength of materials, sturdiness, support, size and styles which are essential in keeping your boob tube in mint condition for the longest time. TV stands tips are always essential for people who are not very well-versed about mounting their TV sets.
Saturday, April 10, 2004
Happy Easter!
Some holidays visits and a broken DSL connection add together to equal a few days off for me. DSL is supposed to be fixed Tuesday afternoon sometime, so I'll probably not be posting much until late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

On the bright side, this will give me some time for some off-line projects as well as time to get my second computer back together. Who knows, ... maybe I'll even be able to get my "voodoo" home network (a cross-over cable) working at long last. It never wanted to work quite right last time, and if you've ever had a home networking problem before, you know how very little help the manufacturers provide.

In the meantime, have a good holiday!

Wednesday, April 07, 2004
From Benedict@Large:
The Perfect Alibi
I've been absent for a few days. I've been working on a malor article over at Benedict@Large, my other blog. At about 5,000 words, these things take a few days to write. It doesn't have anything to do with "black box" issues, but I think that you may find it interesting.

Largely unreported or under-reported at least in the U.S. press, the Bush administration last Thursday partially declassified a document called "National Security Presidential Directive 9". With falling polls, this is a massive gamble on the administration's part, and the success of this gamble depends entirely on whether or not the U.S. press can "connect the dots". So far, they have not.

Allow me to do that for you.

P.S. I'll be back to my regular routine tommorrow. Thanks for staying with me in the meantime.

Sunday, April 04, 2004
"AN UNPRECEDENTED criminal enterprise designed to impermissibly affect a presidential election." That was the heated accusation leveled last week by the Bush campaign and the Republican National Committee against the Kerry campaign, an array of outside Democratic groups working to defeat President Bush and several big donors to those groups. The complaint, filed with the Federal Election Commission, involves groups created by Democratic activists to collect and spend the huge "soft money" contributions now off-limits to political parties.

The Republicans argue that "this illegal conspiracy of donors and shadowy groups" is improperly spending soft money on television ads and other activities to defeat Mr. Bush. They say that the groups are illegally coordinating their activities with Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential campaign and the Democratic Party. And they say the situation is so dire, and the FEC's processes so cumbersome and ineffective, that the agency should take the unprecedented step of dismissing the GOP complaint so that the Republicans can obtain an immediate hearing before a federal judge. ...

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But the complaint does not provide the slam-dunk evidence of a "massive conspiracy to corrupt the federal campaign finance system" that its proponents contend. It's far from certain that the groups, known as 527s for the section of the tax code under which they are organized, are violating the law. ... Nor does the complaint prove illegal coordination. ...
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You don't have to cheer what the Democratic groups are doing to believe that the extraordinary remedy proposed by the Republicans -- removing the matter from the agency with expertise in the law and dumping it in the lap of a federal judge -- is neither sensible nor warranted.