The slash ( /), also known as a stroke and by the technical term solidus, is a sign used as a punctuation mark and for various other purposes. It is often called a forward slash, a retronym used to distinguish it from the backslash ( \). It has many other names.
ASCII ( ), abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character-encoding scheme (the IANA prefers the name US-ASCII). ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many additional characters. ASCII was the most common character encoding on the World Wide Web until December 2007, when it was surpassed by UTF-8, which includes ASCII as a subset..
A shopping mall is a modern, chiefly North American, term for a form of shopping precinct or shopping center, in which one or more buildings form a complex of Retailing representing merchandisers with interconnecting that enable customers to walk from unit to unit. A shopping arcade is a specific form serving the same purpose.
Arthur Casagrande (August 28, 1902 – September 6, 1981) was an Austrian-born American civil engineer who made important contributions to the fields of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering during its infancy. Renowned for his ingenious designs of soil testing apparatus and fundamental research on and soil liquefaction, he is also credited for developing the soil mechanics teaching programme at Harvard University during the early 1930s that has since been modelled in many universities around th..
The Mars Society is a space-advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Inspired by "The Case for Mars" conferences which were hosted by The Mars Underground at the University of Colorado Boulder and established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and many others in 1998, the organization works to educate the public, the media and government on the benefits of Mars exploration and the importance of planning for a Earth-to-Mars mission in the coming dec..
In shipping, break bulk cargo or general cargo are goods that must be loaded individually, and not in intermodal containers nor in bulk cargo as with oil or grain. Ships that carry this sort of cargo are often called general cargo ships. The term break bulk derives from the phrase breaking bulk—the extraction of a portion of the cargo of a ship or the beginning of the unloading process from the ship's holds. These goods may not be in . Break bulk cargo is transported in , , , , or . of items secur..
The Devil Wears Prada are by no means a newcomer. In over 8 years as a band they have sold over 750,000 albums (5 releases have sold over 100,000 copies), and have toured the world over and over, playing to sold out crowds every night. They have been able ..
But what do we lose when big-box retailers rule the home furnishings marketplace—and, by extension, our homes? Wouldn’t it be more satisfying to surround ourselves with handcrafted pieces that perfectly suit our needs? While making your own fur..
Classic Space Opera with a Stanley Kubrick twist... Nothing is as it appears. Nothing. Your whole life you think you understand who and what you are, and then one day you learn that it is all a lie. So what do you do? You have lunch with the leading candid..
This third volume of the Savage Frontier series focuses on the evolution of the Texas Rangers and frontier warfare in Texas during the years 1840 and 1841. Comanche Indians were the leading rival to the pioneers during this period. Peace negotiations in Sa..
This wakeboard has rounded end profile and beveled perimeter to deliver consistent release off the wake. The Spike Wakeboard is designed for male and female riders up to 170 lbs. and is ideal for riders of all levels. AHW-2028 Features: Spike Wakeboard - 1..
This monitor supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 6 ms response time . This monitor can be easily pluged into a variety of devices with a variety of inputs including DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D Dual-Link in..
This system includes a wearable wireless microphone and base station / charger with a USB output connection. The base station's USB port integrates with any windows PC or Mac and allows for podcasting, VoIP, SKYPE, web conferencing, distance education, spe..
This talon holds steady even in currents and highwinds. It delivers strongest possible hold with Auto-Drive, which automatically powers the spike into the bottom with three successive hits, using increasing force on each hit. The Talon Shallow Water Anchor..
Best known for creating mythology-driven series like LOST, J.J. Abrams has imbued his version with the elements that have made his shows such mind-bending entertainment while still keeping the soul of the saga intact. STAR TREK begins with an attack by an ..
The Nerdlucks, dispatched by their boss, the ruthless, belligerent Swackhammer, intend to kidnap and export Looney Tunes to Moron Mountain, Swackerhammer's failing theme park on the Nerdluck's boring planet. Bugs has challenged the small weak aliens to a f..
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From Makoto Shinkai, the man hailed as Japan's new Miyazaki, come two unusual and evocative tales of love and relationships. In Voices of a Distant Star, when a mysterious alien force begins to attack Earth, young Mikako feels compelled to join the resis..
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock ('The Blind Side') and George Clooney ('Syriana') star in 'Gravity ' a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuar&am..
In shipping, break bulk cargo or general cargo are goods that must be loaded individually, and not in intermodal containers nor in bulk cargo as with oil or grain. Ships that carry this sort of cargo are often called general cargo ships. The term break
The Mars Society is a space-advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Inspired by "The Case for Mars" conferences which were hosted by The Mars Underground at the University of Colora