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Named for a prior superintendent of Golden Gate Park, this gigantic recreational hub houses a golf course, a pool, a lake, and nature trails to escape the city. So it seems to us by reason of the great distance of the starry sphere; yet the difference is in the ratio of the earth's semi-diameter to the semi-diameter of the starry heavens--a difference not perceived by the senses. She put them on the mantel To see if they would fall off. Every month has about a chance in seven of having a Friday the 13th.

Over the long term, it would be exactly one seventh if the Gregorian calendar didn't have a periodicity that is an integer number of weeks. It might still be exactly one seventh, but I can't be bothered to compute it, and it's doubtless pretty close. It is unknown when the superstition arose that Friday the 13th is an ill-omened day.

If you'd believe that, you would believe that Somehow, out of all the calamitous events of the fourteenth century, this does not seem quite momentous or portentious enough to be the origin. I think what probably happened is that someone stubbed his toe some Friday the thirteenth, and invented the story that this day was unlucky so he could show off that he could count that high. It sounded like useful information to some people who heard the story -- sort of a poor-man's astrology: It wasn't immediately refutable, so the story spread quickly and became a widely accepted truth -- perhaps occasionally a self-fulfilling prophecy.

See by what vehicle you may escape. You say you want to know what the heck it means , already? Oh sure, check out the asyndeton entry. Pardieu A surname based on an Old French oath. On October 18, , Prof. The similarity of the Greek words apparently reflects the similarity of the two animals' colors. Corominas y Pascual acknowledge the possibility that for the unlearned, the false analysis based on leo pardus is natural, but the evidence is at least equally consistent with direct local survival of the sparrow or cat name, or both.

Pardoe A surname of English origin, based on an Old French oath. Pardy A surname of English origin, based on an Old French oath. Then when they finally get it -- sure enough, they're angry! You'd think that'd teach them, but they're ineducable. Spellings don't map smoothly to meanings. There's also one in Europe. Mary McCarthy disliked giving interviews. She gave great talking head, though, because she was compulsively honest. They're in a permanent state of irascibility.

See, for example, this abstract in the APS March meeting, Paris, the Judgment of There's really no need for this entry, but here's something relevant from ch. This chapter is written in the first person of Captain Hastings, the usual not-entirely-reliable narrator of Hercule Poirot's adventures. Seeing Jane's beauty and appreciating the charm that her exquisitely husky voice lent to the most trite utterances, I could hardly wonder at his [the Duke of Merton's] capitulation.

But one can get used to perfect beauty and an intoxicating voice! It crossed my mind that perhaps even now a ray of common-sense was dissipating the mists of intoxicated love. It was a chance remark--a rather humiliating gaffe on Jane's part that gave me that impression. It's London and New York that count. It was an awkward moment. On my right I heard Donald Ross draw in his breath sharply. Widburn began to talk violently about Russian opera.

Everyone hastily said something to somebody else. Jane alone looked serenely up and down the table without the least consciousness of having said anything amiss. It was then I noticed the Duke. His lips were drawn tightly together, he had flushed, and it seemed to me as though he drew slightly away from Jane. He must have had a foretaste of the fact that for a man of his position to marry a Jane Wilkinson might lead to some awkward contretemps.

Hyphen, long dashes, and periods sic, incidentally. This adjective is useful in distinguishing among different nouns and adjectives of the Latin third declension. And January in Arizona. A chilly 70 Fahrenheit! It's an English-like expression used in the liturgical language of Notre Dame, a church-run school in Indiana Church-of-Holy-Football, a non-oblate sect of holy rollers. The phrase appears on signs at parking lots around campus.

Quite by coincidence, this turns out to be absolutely correct. However, if you don't know the local language, you will fail to realize the entire significance of the sign. The entire significance is that cars will begin to be towed at 5: The special no-parking language of Notre Dame Latin motto: Footballisus bears such a close resemblance to English that you may not realize when it is being used.

This can cause confusion. The guard had probably supposed, quite innocently, that I too was fluent in no-parking. After all, it's the same language that's used in the parking regulations brochure that you get with your sticker or hang tag. Oh, I suppose one might consider the possibility that the guard was not fluent in no-parking, and that he was unwittingly repeating what he had read in a brochure or on a no-parking sign as if it had been written in English -- mispronouncing it, so to speak.

However, that would require not only that 1 he have assumed that the sign or whatever was written in English, but furthermore that 2 I was a fluent English speaker, 3 just like himself.

That all seems like too much of a coincidence, requiring the stars to line up just right and all, so it was probably just my mistake. Either that or ND is in a very special time zone. PAR lamps are made from heavy, heat-resistant glass, with the inside back surface shaped like a paraboloid of revolution with a reflective aluminum coat. Interesting that R lamps and PAR lamps both use parabolic reflector back surfaces, and in R lamps they are often aluminized.

It can be seen that illumination engineers are not very bright. Specifically, an and-parallel variant of Prolog. I should find out what all that stands for, sure. Parmenides Let's try to get this straight: He merely presents the strongest arguments against them that he can see. Aristotle saw a bit different. Parmenides This philosopher argued that you couldn't describe a thing completely in terms of negative qualities, and somehow argued himself from that into the dubious position that there were no distinctions or change, and that every distinction or appearance of change is illusory.

In three hundred words or fewer, explain how he would have reacted to Java applets. Give examples from Democritus of Abdera and Zeno. If you want to cheat, you can visit appropriate links at the FDT entry.

If they misbehaved, they went back in jail. Comparing this definition with that of oxytone , you notice that grave accent isn't mentioned. That's because a grave accent only appears on the ultima, replacing an acute accent when another word follows immediately i. You are not the first person to wonder what great utility there is in this. The term was reportedly coined by Timothy B.

Schmit , who toured with Buffett's band in , , and , so perhaps that places it. The Wikipedia entry browsed Gwen commented about everyone wearing Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats and how they kept coming back to see his shows, just like Deadheads'' and that Schmit coined this in response.

That may be so, but another thought occurs to me. The drug culture associated with rock music gives rise to many double entendres, sometimes quite subtle e. Buffett's band, which Schmit toured as a part of, is called the Coral Reefer Band. The word head means addict, and may be regarded as occurring merely metaphorically in the sense of fan in Dead Head and Parrot Head. So I think the fact that Parrot contains Pot might not be accidental.

Unless they opt not to, all postgraduates i. Prior to that time, there had been no association for career professionals to exchange information, enhance their skills, or demonstrate their commitment to providing professional services to the general public. The NRWA was founded in Bacteriostatic agent for tubercule bacilli. To question whether a new idea would be accepted by the American mainstream, one could ask They say it's a schizophrenia test, but really it's part of an alien conspiracy that I must thwart by feeding poison packing peanuts to the sand crabs.

Seems to be a standard link on Spanish university homepages. Psychiatrists just love the P - A - S acronym so much, they give it multiple expansions so they can use it more often.

Sounds pathological to me. Even there, where the expression has been common since at least the 's, most people mostly say just pasa. I don't think currants were or are especially popular there, and other dried fruit are called just that fruta seca. I've only seen this on manufacturer or distributor product labels at the local hispanic grocery, which serves a mostly Mexican-American clientele and mainly Mexican and US brands. Just now Summer , I see it on some Argentine pages as well.

Considering the climate, this is perhaps not entirely surprising. Getting back to the pasa de uva thing, I might as well point out that Argentina is unusual, if not quite unique, in retaining the vos conjugations of Spanish.

There might be more about that either at, or linked from, the Usted entry, eventualmente. BTW , if you think the situation in Spanish is confused, have a look at the plum pudding entry. That song has a very native South American sound, and the arrangement evidently included the flute characteristic of that music. It has a characteristically breathy vibrato. I mentioned this to my mother, forgetting that she practiced recorder for a couple of decades.

It's a recorder-like flute called a quena. She dug a couple of quenas out of the dining-room hutch and played the authentic one noting that it's not supposed to be gaily painted -- but you know what sells. It turns out that the vibrato is not in the instrument. It's a style of play: Follow this link to Andreas Sumerauer's audio sample, playing a rather Western melody.

If I only cou - ou -ould, I surely wou - ou -ould. So four decades later, when you finally emerge from the haze, you can appreciate just how stoned you must have been. Even if the lyrics really were written in the nineteenth century. I'm away from my own collection. You think I'm going to buy another copy to write this entry?

I have to stop somewhere or I'll never get this glossary page posted. Pascal A programming language created by Niklaus Wirth. Borland made a nice Pascal compiler-and-development-environment for the IBM PC in the 's, but it was no longer supported in the early 's. If you're not actually interested in writing your own compiler or compiler bug fixes, and you're not working on some exotic machine for which compilers are rare, then face it, you're using Pascal because it came free and you're too cheap to buy something that's less of a waste of time.

Oh, you wanted useful information about Pascal? Why didn't you say so? Michael Neumann's extensive list of sample short programs in different programming languages includes Hello World programs in a couple of Pascal versions. The programming language Pascal was designed in in the spirit of Algol 60 with a concisely defined syntax representing the paradigm of structured programming.

Seven years later, with the advent of the micro-computer, it became widely known and was adopted in many schools and universities. In it was followed by Modula-2 which catered to the needs of modular programming in teams. This was achieved by the module construct and the separate compilation facility. In an effort to reduce language complexity, and to accommodate object-oriented programming, Oberon was designed in Here we present some aspects of the evolution of this family of programming languages.

A set of teaching standards, if that means anything. Believe me, I don't make this stuff up. Abstract includes the following dynamic profundities: This document offers a guide to enhance the quality of Michigan social studies teaching. Vision, Standards and Scoring'' Newmann, Secada, and Wehlage to create six standards that blend the elements of both powerful and authentic social studies instruction. Used in editing to indicate that an error needs to be corrected throughout a work; used in indices also.

A similar word, reasonably transliterated as passim , occurs in Biblical Hebrew and is discussed at the entry for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I suppose this entry would work as well with sequitur correctly spelled. Contrast with active filters. You cannot imagine the politically correct collegiate educational methods that have been urged on me by the teaching effectiveness gurus unless you remember kindergarten. PASS This is a common initial or default password, and much of the time, it's also an exceedingly bad idea.

Look, if you need an occasional random number easily, just use the least significant digits of the system clock. Complicated and unintuitive constructs like if, else, and switch are eliminated; these conditional constructs are implemented naturally and transparently in terms of computed-goto fundamentals. Needless to say, continue and break constructs are superfluous and available.

There is no need for any comment delimiter or token: Nor is it necessary to keep track of which curly bracket goes with which, or to choose a bracket alignment convention that might later prove unaesthetic, because there are no blocks -- just good, honest assignment and goto statements. This also helps the preprocessor guess in what order the comments should be ignored.

Nevertheless, experienced programmers number their comments to make clear the order in which they should be read. Comment numbers can be reused. Exceptions are handled gracefully using the toss-in-the-air method adopted from the PIZZA family of languages.

PASTA is the language of choice for throwing exceptions. Facilities for catching exceptions are already under development. To improve readability, long statements can be continued anywhere using the continued operator, which specifies destination line number and column. PASTA programs exhibit very flexible topology.

A similar object-disoriented language for Apple machines is Macaroni. For example, -- is a binary operator that yields the difference of its first operand and the additive inverse of its second operand. Attempt to kick between the uprights.

Success scores one extra point after a touchdown TD. Called a convert in Canadian football. It's all about religion. The contracted form with pa' isn't very common in Spain, to judge by ghits. Googling around, I see that the form without preposition patas arriba is the most common. I was prompted to check when I came across this cleverly crafted book title: El clima patas arriba: One despairs to translate this title adequately because it involves a great deal of wordplay.

English, as often, is exceptional. On the other hand, the hot aspect of hell is much more salient in the Spanish word infierno, more like the words inferno and infernal than the word hell. The associations of infierno with heat make the allusion to global warming clear. The reason for this relatively high temperature is that a combination of reactions maintains a high concentration of ozone in the stratosphere. Depletion of the ozone layer actually causes cooling of this upper atmosphere.

The temperature drops again through the mesosphere. Eventually, at altitudes of hundreds of kilometers, the temperature is determined primarily by solar activity, and the temperature ranges from to K. Further out, where sunlight is just a perturbation, the temperature settles down to something below 3K. He had always expected to go to a warm place, but was somewhat surprised both by its luxury and by the fact that the fork-tailed waiters were serving drinks.

He ordered a drink and, in view of the warmth, inquired whether it could possibly be iced. Surprised by the rapid provision of the requested ice, Huxley made a query of the waiter: This doesn't at all agree with what we used to be told of the place.

A great many of you scientific gents have been coming here recently, and they have turned the whole place upside down. Selections from his Writings, edited with several brief interpretative essays including the quoted text, from page 34 by Cyril Bibby and a foreword by Sir Julian Huxley. Allen Smith, and purported to pass along a calculation that an anonymous friend has received thirty years earlier from the almost equally anonymous Wensel, who had worked at the NBS now NIST.

If he'd simply read Dante he'd have learned that the lowest circle of hell is burning cold. See also Tourism entry. Hmmm, from until further notice, see also the SARS entry.

There is a slight ambiguity of reference: Following standard practice, this entry will be strictly careless. Then it turns north and stops at the 8th and Market St. That's as of , when there were public hearings on proposals to extend service northward and southward on the Philadelphia side of the Delaware.

This is the name of three unions. Operated by the Port Authority PA. Raise your hand if you guessed it. Yes but, as Woody Allen would probably ask: It was either a typo or a pun that I am no longer clever enough to get. I notice that St. Joseph is still tasked with patronizing or whatever it's called the fighters against Communism. I realize you want to go with your best horse, but that operation seems to be winding down. Yet after the blessed events around , things have stalled a bit.

Possibly his attention is slipping, since he also has responsibility for much of northern North America Canada ; archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska ; diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming ; diocese of Buffalo, New York , etc.

The fact is that while these are all very important responsibilities, they are relatively well in hand. Most of these responsibilities are shared with other, less-well-known but adequately holy saints, many of them champing at the bit to show their miraculous stuff.

There is a clear need to prioritize and delegate. Well, I see that after a slow start, Pope Benedict is finally seeing the Curian stables flushed out; I trust the Holy Father will give this his attention next. For other practical saintly thoughts, see the entry for assassination, political. And just in case you want to return to this entry and forget to bookmark it, you ought to know that Saint Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of lost objects and probably lost classes and structs, too.

His feast day is June 13th, and I imagine he likes peanuts. Thai peanut sauce, mmmmm. The patsy in these cases is a mark or a fall-guy, respectively. The Speech and Language domain one of four on the PATSy system is used as a resource in teaching students how to diagnose speech and language impairment in brain-injured patients and serves as a repository of patient cases for researchers and clinicians.

It was presented by Hollywood's office of the American Humane Association to human-trained animal performers for noteworthy performances in TV, movies, and at least one play. The awards were first presented in , when the emcee was Ronald Reagan. Peter Boyd costarred with another primate named Bonzo in Bedtime for Bonzo , which was released that year.

Ron eventually went on to play the lead role in the US government. The 's and 's were good years for performing animals, and the PATSY's were awarded annually until After a three-year hiatus, they were awarded again starting in , with Bob Barker as host. Bob Barker resigned in protest in March , complaining that training methods for animal performers were cruel.

The disagreement between the AHA and Barker continued and got very ugly. The AHA eventually sued him for libel and defamation.

That suit was settled out of court in Organizers told him fake furs would be used starting the next year, and he agreed to stay on. The next year organizers reneged, and he quit.

Term would seem to be plausibly confusable with PAX. August Friedrich von Pauly only lived from to The work was completed by his younger colleagues Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel and Christian Walz Neue Bearbeitung [von Paulys] unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen hrsg. Official IAU abbreviation for the constellation. Nevertheless, there is an ancient myth explaining how the peacock got its eyes, explained by Chris Dolan at his page for the constellation Pavo.

The mythical story, not surprisingly, has to do with sex. The widely accepted modern explanation is sexual selection same thing with zebra stripes. I imagine this works better if you also have some feed. The word Pute usually refers to turkey as food, just as pork or ham in English refers to hog as food.

Well, to judge from ghits , these endearments are quite rare today. She hadn't learned the Spanish word pavo yet, so she did what one usually does, and tried to naturalize into Spanish the in this case German word she did know.

It's hard to explain the precise valence of me in her phrase, so I won't. For more and less, see these entries: The ways pasas , incorrectly speaking of Spanish are mysterious. And yes, you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

A radar system located at Beale AFB. He and his parents fled Berlin for Belgrade in It seems that as they were working their way down the alphabet , they were running out of options. He published three novels and four biographies. The latter are The Nightmare of Reason: Heinrich Heine's Last Years, and Life in Dark Ages, a memoir of his own experiences from to , interleaved with updates on his terminal illness and recollections of the rest of his life.

Like most memoirs, it has no index. Let's have some badly-constructed index entries. Djilas, Milovan, Vladimir Dedijer ostracized for refusing to break with The only English-speaker in Belgrade--English to the extent of not quite being Serbian--with whom I ever tried to commune in that language was my barber, deported from the States as a subversive alien after the First World War. PAWS A popular acronym and name or name component for groups with animal concerns.

Pets Are Worth Saving. PAWS is dedicated to saving animals and ensuring that they have a loving, healthy, happy place to live. The acronym is Widely used in the transportation industries, and may refer to singular passengers as opposed to plural passengers, not as opposed to nonsingular passengers.

Pax Romana, Pax Americana. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we've got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the weekend-long Omegathon event, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content the best part of PAX is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games.

Pays-bas Low prices in Holland now! Don't worry, we'll mention Vespasian here sooner or later, or else have a link to a urinals entry that mentions him. Who would have thought that starting in the twenty-first century, the paper ballot would come to be widely viewed as the gold standard of voting technology?

The last expansion is nicely parallel with HB. Like fiber board see MDF , but made with wood particles, or a mix of particles and fibers.

See the LMA 's downloadable glossary. Peanut butter, for those unfamiliar with it, is a kind of spackle paste. It takes a bit longer to dry than the usual stuff, however. PB Plasma reactor, Barrel type.

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The electronic image archives at Washington University at St. Louis had a jpeg of an old postcard of Leadville, Colorado. Look around, it's probably out there somewhere on the web still. It's got a handle; we've done our part. You're on your own now, buddy. Local 90 is the one in Westfield, New Jersey. Just to inject a little variety, I think it's nice to have some organization names that look like imperative clauses. PBA sponsors twelve months a year.

Here's an interesting fact: It was once even a surprising fact, but now that ESPN has broadcast a censored scrabble event, it's merely interesting.

Menke, to get some authoritative confirmation. Sure enow, it lists Bowling. It also lists birling, which is the sport form of the business of log rolling. A birling tournament is a roleo. Similarly, a birding tournament is a rodeo. Well, okay, it isn't. But it should be. After all, the longest-running competitive birding tournament in the US is held in Texas. Menke also lists corn husking. In the years to , the three contests with the lowest winning net bushels husked in eighty minutes were the years with the most inclement race conditions snow and ice in !

There were no contests in , but they were set to resume in Click on this search for images. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Set up by the US Congress in to insure defined-benefit corporate pensions. PBGC is meant to take over the operation of a corporate pension whenever the corporation fails. Corporations that run pensions are required by law to have pension funds that can't be looted by the company to make up business shortfalls.

It's not like the Social Security Administration , whose funds consist of the federal government's promise to pay back the money it took from FICA contributions.

When the PBGC takes over a pension, it takes over the pension fund's assets but not, by law, its entire obligations. It's like federal deposit insurance, which protects deposits up to a certain amount, but determining the coverage is much more complicated.

So the PBGC typically covers some of the shortfall from its own budget, but much of the shortfall is made up simply by reducing benefits. Who gives up how much is a complicated calculation based on a variety of rules. The rules generally favor older workers. One doesn't automatically receive the maximum if one's defined benefit under the defunct pension exceeded it. A polysilicon layer between the pad oxide and the nitride absorbs the stress produced by field oxidation i.

In practice, not distinguished from CL. One of the peroxyacyl nitrates PANs , q. For some disorders, this is almost as effective as other, more expensive treatments. Expect your HMO to get right on the case. The PRC's central bank. The p stands for the para position of the benzene ring, indicating where the bromine is bonded. A nuclear reactor whose fuel elements are in the form of small particles.

See the related PBR. I think that some time in the nineteenth century, or maybe it was during the nineteenth dynasty the Egyptians claim they invented beer , Pabst won a blue ribbon for one of its beers. Ever since, they've been milking that award for publicity. I would want to know more about the ribbon accrediting agency. I mean -- even I've won blue ribbons! There are stores that specialize in trophies and awards see ARA.

A nuclear reactor whose fuel elements are in the form of small pebble-size pieces. A similar reactor with smaller fuel elements is a Particle-Bed Reactor. If you want to distinguish the two, the standard initialisms won't help. Both PBR designs were proposed for space missions. I'm not sure if any have been put into service. To judge by web salience ghits , actually it's either moribund or hiding behind another name than that by which the PAS knows it.

Part of the Australian government's federal health care system, called Medicare. The average age of the PBS viewer was I suspect that distribution is bimodal: When you subtract out the audience for Sesame Street and such, the average age was more like Actually, PBS is used to this sort of audience.

What worries them is that they used to pick up viewers as they aged, but they're not pulling in successive generations as they used to. Still, from the few publicly available figures, it looks like they made big progress in According to data gathered during the Nielsen sweeps in November , the median age of PBS viewers was all the way down to I'm not really sure how comparable this number is with the previous one, since it wasn't clear where the earlier one came from.

It ought to be comparable with the other Nielsen numbers, however: During the dispute, MPT noted that the average age of the Fortune reader was 49, while most of the show's viewers were over It is a fine irony that PBS might be choosing the least opportune moment to condescend in age. Yes, they were using that very word -- before it was fashionable, even before the Bakke decision.

PBS tried to serve various small audiences, such as thinking people, that were ignored by the major networks. When cable came, it spawned a large number of new networks that targeted various niche markets that only PBS had served before.

So PBS, like the commercial networks, lost market share to cable. But some of the networks that ate PBS's lunch or dinner and prime-time, rather found it less tasty than they expected. PBS might do well to let its competition go away instead of chasing it. One of the distinctive features of public television in the US is the twice-or-more-yearly begathons. You know, I hate to interrupt the glossary, but all of you understand what a valuable service we provide, and you know this kind of quality doesn't come free.

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One kind of gridded-base transistor. Another is the static induction transistor SIT. A local telephone network in which internal telephone calls don't go through the end office. If this expansion of PC didn't have to do with encoding of electronic communications, it might have to do with human communications, because political correctness PC is largely about establishing formal parity. The distance represented by one arc second of parallax on a baseline of one astronomical unit not two, as you might expect.

In other words, 1 a. The continued popularity of units like this demonstrates the hypocrisy of some vocal scientists' insistence on metric conversion.

Apocolocyntosis see Great Pumpkin is attributed to Seneca. The uncertainty of the attribution is not surprising. It would have been prudent, as the work ridiculed and condemned the not-long-enough-deceased emperor Claudius. Don't just sit there with your mouse agape -- follow the link! I also found this expansion in a French dictionary: I wonder how that's pronounced. Just the thing for people whose emotional problems are due to a philosophical misunderstanding. Traditional abbreviation uses period.

Often used without period by packagers and shippers. You know what I mean. The breakthrough technology that is the basis of the Google search engine page-ranking PigeonRank [ tm ]. A term used in music set theory to designate all pitches having the same name, and their enharmonic equivalents. That is, from an ordinary mathematical point of view, simply the equivalence class of pitches under the equivalence relation defined by mod-twelve addition in a twelve-tone scale.

The pitch class C consists of all C's -- middle C and all pitches that have frequency 2 N n times the frequency of middle C, where n is an integer. A device within a waveguide laser, but it does sound like the PC police. Rhetorics of Classical Learning , a collection of essays including some gems of aggressively bad writing. The particular essay quoted is Chapter 1: No one will ever guess that the callow, stilted prose you plagiarize would ever have been published by Cambridge University Press.

If you wanted some thoughts on political correctness, you should have gone to the Retarded entry. Optical quality grades OQ used in compact discs and contact lens es. Wear-resistant WR grades used for keyboard frames, swivel bases, paper drives and printers. San Diego Plastics, Inc. There's an informative PC entry in the Macrogalleria. Despite comments quoted at an earlier PC entry , we figured we ought to have this entry here for historical reasons.

Don't forget to be uninformed at the PCO entry as well! Canadian political party -- the Tories. This isn't a new concept. One bourbon, one scotch, and one be-eer. We proudly serve a preposterously trimmed poodles entry. The Porsche -- another German creation that runs like a pup.

The famous engineer Porsche also created the original beetle, for which we do have an entry. Provides public-sector input to science advice received by President.

A circuit built on a board with interconnections made by the prior etching of a metallic cladding layer on one or both sides. Copper is a soft metal which tends to deform and form sticky burrs when drilled or machined.

Burrs can imbed on the inside surface of a drilled hole and cause arcing arcking? PC Bone I can't lie to you Despite the name, it flows northward along the coast i. A committee made up of representatives from various North American transit operators. It met in the mids and produced a design for a modernized streetcar.

PCC cars were manufactured from until and the design became the basis for most North American streetcars. There are still a few in regular service today. Is it the opposite of an off-the-road vehicle? One of the two chemicals known as Corey's reagent. The other is dimethylsulfoxonium methylide. With really intense energetic photons, you can do dry etching without chemicals, but that's called ablation. It's scenic in the undeveloped parts.

There are still some undeveloped parts as of this writing, April 8, , Difficult fundamental course material that chemistry majors are required to take, typically in the junior or senior year. Inspired the bumper sticker: Honk if you passed P-Chem! In my experience, PChem course is fairly unchallenging compared to any real course covering any single topic -- thermodynamics, kinetic theory, quantum mechanics -- included in a typical year of PChem.

However, the material is wide-ranging, and it is qualitatively different from and much more mathematical than that in most other courses taken by chemistry and chemical engineering majors.

If the material interests you, get the necessary math preparation and then take a specific course on the material -- it'll be more beautiful and satisfying, and make more sense. A searchable electronic database for the contents of thousands of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences, from their first issues as far back as to It's a by-subscription service from the same company that offers LION. A self-configuring personal-computer local bus, 32 bits wide, designed by Intel also used by Motorola processors.

Also expanded Printer Command Language. There's an old saying: Let me know after you look it up. Not the memory of an ordinary phase change, like freezing or anything. PCM is probably for something more memorable, like cholesteric-to-blue-phase, or the liquid-gas transition followed to the critical point, or Hmmm, okay, it's not any of that. Generates phase-conjugate reflection of incident light. Hey, why pay for a physician to decide on medical expenditures when a social worker with no understanding of medicine can make more cost-effective decisions for less pay?

WAV on the Windows platform. Tiny credit-card size expansion boards for computers. They have pin connectors and come in three different thicknesses, up to 1 cm for a hard drive. Used most in laptops. Here's a description from whatis. There's a service finder engine here , but I don't think they can help you with your brother-in-law problems. Same as PCOD , infra. I don't know what it is, but the Canadian Prime Minister has one. Sounds like a large executive washroom. Well finally, a link!

Each of the major local hospitals uses only one of the terms. PCP is probably the less accurate term, since nursing assistants are low-skilled workers. On the other hand, since the 's in the US, a few causes have led to shifts in health-care responsibilities: Some routine diagnostic and prescription tasks that once were the sole bailiwick of physicians are now often performed by registered nurses, and various routine nursing duties are performed largely by nursing assistants.

In the hazy, almost prehistoric, past, I seem to recall that they were called orderlies. The market for medical care has many dimensions, and the profile of labor shortages should be noted: In Indiana and probably every other place in the US, the state may refuse to allow someone convicted of a drug felony from taking the state boards -- i.

Illegally used schedule III as a hallucinogen, it has the reputation of making users violent. I have no idea what the second P stands for, but we have enough PC expansions, so I don't mind if they just threw it in for disambiguation. An opportunistic secondary infection common among those with compromised or weak immune systems -- principally AIDS sufferers, but also those taking immunosuppressive drugs in conjunction with a transplant, the very young and very old. I've seen many a bloody namespace collision in my time.

In German it's called a Namenskonflikt namespace is Namensraum. If German were a little more colorful here, we could call PCP a medizinische Namensmassenkarambolage. According to a Classics-list posting by the generally reliable Laval Hunsucker, there was an article by Sydney Goldstein entitled Mathieu functions in the Transactions of the Cambridge Philological Society.

A polling organization founded in The other major Palestinian polling organization is PSR. Elections are one of the few hard tests of the accuracy of polling, because there are official results for comparison.

The PCPO had such a test in and did quite poorly overall. A few things may be said in its defense, but they require context In order to provide that context, I'm writing an analysis of the PLC election, complete with irrelevant tangents. I haven't finished it, but it's holding up other material on this page, so I'm publishing it incomplete now and blaming the Israelis for any problems that may arise.

The elections were held under a new election law passed by the PLC on June 18, Details for both systems here. Each used 16 districts.

The first PLC had 88 seats. After proving his democratic bona fides with the election, chairman Arafat let the elections thing kinda slide. The elections implemented a mixed system: In the case of the member PLC elected in , 66 seats were filled on a constituency basis and 66 by proportional representation. I think the remaining seat is that of the President. Ahead of the elections, it was widely supposed that Fatah would retain the largest share of seats and that Hamas would place second.

PCPO conducted a careful poll of Palestinian adults from January 18 to 21 to determine which lists they would support in the PR vote. Out of 11 lists, the following six had the largest support: Of the ballots deposited, 3. Some notes on the lists: A distinction without much difference.

The Independent Palestine list was headed by Dr. The election took place on January 25, and it soon became clear that Hamas had won an overwhelming victory. This suggested that pre-election polling had been wildly wrong, but it exaggerates the error.

Here are the final results: Final results reassigned one list seat, and one district seat in Khan Younis. Evidently, in Palestinian elections harrowing the flesh of Isaelis is a viable alternative to pressing the flesh of Palestinians.

Perhaps this report was garbled. It is apparent that Hamas did exceedingly well in district voting, while Fatah and Hamas did comparably in PR voting.

I won't comment much on the smaller parties: An interesting question that I haven't seen adequately addressed is why Hamas did so much better in district voting than in the PR vote. A possible answer, or band of culprits, was shouted in street demonstrations after Fatah's defeat: Fatah party members who ran as independents in the district voting.

Fatah's Revolutionary Council had adopted a resolution the previous November 7 that barred Fatah party members from running as independents in the district voting. Two days after the election, PNA president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas expelled six party members for nominating themselves as independent candidates. I'm relying on English translations of Arabic press reports, and the inconsistent patterns of transliteration pose a problem in identifying candidates on the CEC lists.

I only found three of the expelled members on the lists of final returns. Possibilities for the other three include having nominated themselves but failed to get on the ballot and having names that are highly fungible under transliteration. Here are the three I could track down, in decreasing order of significance more like increasing order of insignificance: Ahmed al-Deek ran in district 7 Salfit , where 11 candidates one from each list competed for one seat.

Al-Deek ran third in a relatively tight race. The winner, for Hamas, had votes, and the Fatah candidate, in second place, had It is certainly plausible that al-Deek, with votes, prevented Fatah from winning that seat. List voting for the district was concentrated in the two top vote-getters: The direct voting, by contrast, was concentrated among the top three candidates, who drew The Hamas candidate underperformed relative to his list by a margin of 3. It should be noted, though, that Fatah district candidates as a whole underperformed relative to their list.

Fayez Zaidan ran in district 5 Nablus , where 30 candidates competed for 6 seats. Zaidan ran 23rd and won votes. The margin of votes separating the sixth-place candidate for Hamas and the seventh-place candidate Fatah was , so it's conceivable that, had he not run, Fatah might have won another seat. To argue that, however, we must imagine that some voters disposed to vote for Fatah voted for Zaidan rather than a non-independent Fatah candidate.

It seems likely, however, that his popularity with such voters would have drawn strength from the four weaker Fatah candidates ranging down to twelfth place rather than from the best-performing loser. In each district, each voter could cast at most one vote per candidate for up to n candidates, where n was the number of district-selected seats alloted to the district. With so many candidates and such a muddy distribution of votes, the best guess is that Zaidan had no effect on the final result.

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