The Hillman Group 370096 Toggle Bolt, 3/8X4-Inch, 25-Pack

Toggle bolts come with spring-action wings and are intended for anchoring into hollow walls. The wing is designed to spread apart behind the base material upon installation for firm hold in hollow wall applications. The wing disperses the weight of the secured item over a larger area, increasing the weight that can be secured compared to a regular bolt.
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The Global 3G Mobile Broadband Internet Access Connect Your Laptop on the Move in 75 Countries

Are you Abroad? On a Business Trip? Get “Wireless Internet on the Move,” the new 3G international mobile broadband Internet access, added to the global WiFi hotspots, dial-up and Toll Free MobilityPass network allow travelers to connect instantly and safely connect wirelessly everywhere around the world.Ready to use with any unlocked Mobile Internet phone, i-phone or any laptop, the 3G Mobile Broadband offers a plug and play solution for Pc, Mac or linux that includes an International 3G / UMTS / GPRS / HSPDA / EDGE USB modem Operating at incredibly fast connection speeds of up to 7.2 MB, and the data SIM card to connect users from continent to continent while matching any standard.Wouldn’t it be great if you could stay in touch and manage your current e-mails securely wherever you are? Maintaining security online is especially imperative when using wireless Internet access. For this reason, the Mobility Pass service insure your privacy and confidentiality with an extra layer of data encryption VPN to secure the unified communication suite that include, Phone call, SMS Text messaging, push e-mails, fax, IM – Instant Messaging, files and emails backup and all other online and remote communications.With international roaming internet access, travelers experience the ultimate freedom to roam the Internet anytime, anywhere. Not only does the 3G Mobile Internet access connect internationally, there is no contract, monthly fee, setup fee, or maintenance fee, and there is absolutely no billing for service not used, which means that users are able to truly pay as they go. This also allows users to control costs by paying as they go and managing credit available on their account.Mobility Pass includes in every mobile Internet package privacy and confidentiality of all customer information as well as increased security for access to the mobile Internet. The beauty of the packages is that if the Internet is not used the customer is not billed unlike most of the competition that bills the customer regardless of usage and transfers. This makes it a logical choice for business people around the world. From the United States to Europe and Asia, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Japan, Hong Kong, Israel, and multiple other locations, A Mobility Pass access is the ideal choice for conveniently and securely connect business travelers.

When Did the Browser Become the Next OS?

“We view the Internet as the fourth desktop operating system we have to support after Windows, MacOS, and DOS.” That quote was from an executive at McAfee, and DOS gives it away that it was spoken back in 1996.With the announcement that Google will develop a quick-start operating system by next year for instant-on netbooks, I thought it might be interesting to take a trip down memory lane and remind us how we have gotten to the point where the browser has become the next OS, and probably now moving into first place rather than fourth.Of course, the smarmy retort to Google’s announcement is that we already have a quick-start, ultra-reliable Web OS, it is called OS X and my MacBook takes about five seconds from when I open the lid to when I can be surfing the Web. Unlike many Windows PCs, I don’t have to have a degree in advanced power management techniques with a minor in spam and virus prevention to get this to work.But let’s go into the WayBack Machine to the early 1990s and see the context of that McAfee quote.The first collection of Web browsers literally weren’t much to look at, because they only displayed characters and basically just a page of hyperlinked text. This was the then-popular Lynx that was initially designed back in 1992 for Unix and VMS terminal users (that was back when we called them that). Think about this for a moment: this was pre-iporn, pre-IPO Netscape, pre-real Windows — when the number of Web servers was less than a few hundred. Not very exciting by today’s standards.Then Microsoft got into the game, and things started changing. With the introduction of Windows 95 we had the beginnings of a graphical Internet Explorer, which ironically was licensed from the same code that Netscape would use to create their browser (and eventually Firefox). Windows 95 came with both IE and Windows Explorer, and the two were similarly named for a reason: browsing pages of the Web was the beginnings of something similar to browsing files on your desktop. Things didn’t really get integrated until IE v4, which came out about the same time as Windows 98, and they were so integrated that they begat a lawsuit by the Justice Department. At the end of 2002, Microsoft was legally declared a monopolist and had to offer ways to extract IE from Windows going forward for users who wanted to install a different browser.During the middle 1990s, we began to see better support for TCP/IP protocols inside the Windows OS, although it really wasn’t until the second edition of Windows 98 that we saw Microsoft improve upon the browser enough that they could include it as part of their Office 2000 product. Before then, we had separate drivers and add-on utilities that required all sorts of care and feeding to get online, in addition to using AOL and Compuserve dial-up programs.As an example of how carefully integrated IE was with Windows, when Microsoft released IE v7 along with Vista, initially you needed to verify your license of Windows was legit before you could install the latest version of IE on earlier operating systems. That restriction was later removed.And lately Microsoft has announced its next version of Office 2010 will have even further Web integration and the ability to create online documents similar to the way Google Docs works. Google Docs is an interesting development of itself, because now documents are stored outside of the desktop and managed through a Web browser. As long as I have an Internet connection, I don’t need any software on my local machine to edit a document or calculate a spreadsheet.So what is the real purpose of an operating system? Originally, it was to manage the various pieces of your PC so that your applications could talk to your printer or your hard drive or display characters on your screen without having to write low-level programs to do these tasks. Three things have happened since the early PC era:First, as the Web and cloud computing became more powerful, we stopped caring where our information is located. In some sense, having documents in the cloud makes it easier to share them across the planet, and not have to worry about VPNs, local area network file shares, and other things that will get in the way. And we even have cellphones like the Palm Pre that have a Web OS built in, so that applications don’t have to be downloaded to the phone but can run in the cloud. At least, when developers will finally get their kits to build these Pre apps later this summer.Second, as the desktop OS matures, we don’t have to worry about the underlying hardware as much because that hardware has gotten more generic and the OS has taken on a bigger role (to match their bigger footprints too). Although printer drivers are still scarce for Vista, and 64-bit apps aren’t as plentiful, for the most part we don’t need a “thick” desktop OS. Yes, there are enterprise apps that need the OS, and some that need a specific version of Windows too, but most of our computing can be done without really touching much of the OS.Finally, the browser is the de facto Windows user interface. Perhaps I should say the browser plus Ajax or the browser plus Flash. But most applications that were formerly client/server now just use browser clients, or run inside a browser with minimal desktop downloads. This has been long in coming, but now Rich Internet Applications can be considered on par with local Windows and Mac ones.So here we are, at the dawn of the new Google OS. We have come full circle: from the green-screen character mode terminals of the mainframe and Unix era to the browser-based Webtops of the modern era. This doesn’t mean that Windows 7 or 8 or whatever will become obsolete. Just less important. And given the multiple billions of dollars that Microsoft has made over the years from Windows (and let’s not forget dear old DOS), you can imagine that there are some nervous folks up in Redmond these days.

Fiscal Battles Likely to Postpone US Immigration Reform

As President Obama has been re-elected, many hope that he will soon push for a comprehensive immigration reform, that he failed to pass in his previous term. Reports state that more than 70 percent of the Mexican Americans voted for President Obama. However, President Obama is likely to be preoccupied with fiscal conflicts. Democratic Senator Mark Warner, said that issues related to tax increases and spending cuts, will spring up early in 2013 and will be more dominant though his party wants to focus on issues related to immigration and job creation.Immigration has been a major issue that has been failing in the Congress and the Democrats want to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants in America, who have been living in the country for several years. Hence they want to grant legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants, who are living in shadows. Similarly, such undocumented immigrants must be allowed to work legally in America and obtain US citizenship. But the Republicans who are against this, say that this will encourage illegal immigration and people will try to cross the border illegally and obtain lawful status in the country.Out of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America, most of them are children, who had got into the country at a very young age and they cannot be blamed as they were smuggled into the country. In order to help such innocent immigrants, President Obama, enacted the deferred action policy that would postpone the deportation of innocent undocumented immigrants for two years. However, the Republicans want stricter laws that would prevent people from crossing the borders illegally. However, both the parties do not want the US employers to hire illegal immigrants for low wages.
President Obama wants to reform the US immigration laws, in 2013.John Boehner, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, noted that a comprehensive immigration reform is mandatory, after the Presidential election. However, a senior House Republican adjutant, stated that immigration may not be the foremost issue that the country will focus on. The next person who is likely to craft the House’s immigration bill might be Representative Bob Goodlatte and he is a person who does not want to grant lawful status to the people who illegally crossed the borders. He also praised Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, that was not completely approved by the US Supreme Court.Representative Steve King, said that President Obama will enforce any immigration legislation that the Congress introduces. Representative Raul Labrador, a conservative, said that the conservatives always talk about fixing the broken government and the broken immigration law. He also added that he is ready to tackle these issues. Obama’s deportation policies disappointed many Hispanics, during his first term and now the Latinos hope that President Obama, in his second term will push for a broader immigration reform and they are hoping for the best.

S0692 Mayan Calendar Case Cover for HTC ONE X

S0692 Mayan Calendar Case Cover for HTC ONE X

Graphic Printed Hard Case For HTC ONE X.
Hard Case Cover For HTC ONE X – Graphic Printed Design Including Sides and Corner.

Full Wrap Sides and Corner, High Gloss, Full Photo.
The image will print in high quality on the front face and around the sides. Forged From High Grade Hard Plastic Slim-fit scratch resistant lightweight cases.
Patented photo print technology. Provides robust phone protection.

This phone case is not a sticker or cheap metal printed insert. Durable Lightweight.

The cases are not only visually stunning but are also highly practical and provide robust phone protection. Forged from high grade hard plastic, they are both durable and lightweight.
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