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Bit

The smallest unit of information a computer can hold in its memory. A bit is always represented as a 0 or a 1 in binary code. The word is a contraction of "binary digit."

bit

a digit which takes the value zero or one and which can therefore be represented electronically by an off/on switch in a COMPUTER. Computers use groups of bits to represent numbers or letters for storage, transmission and processing of numerical or alphabetical data. Specifically, computers use various off/on permutations of eight bits to represent all numbers, letters and punctuation characters. Most computers use multiples of eight bits to handle data in this way and various eight-bit, sixteen-bit and thirty-two bit machines are available, the larger ones generally being able to process data faster.
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If you want to go to work, there's work everywhere," says Don Seguin, NORCAT's supervisor of diamond drill instruction, who previously worked overseas as a diamond driller in South Africa.
He will conclude the drill by pointing them forward or giving them a verbal cue to finish, and the players will sprint through the far hash.
For example, a scripted role player calls the program office, "This is a drill.
According to Tom Temples, Wentworth Energy Vice President of Exploration and Production, "Our drilling program is on target, with each additional well that we drill allowing Wentworth Energy to further develop our oil and gas reserves and offset locations on our mineral block.
Mirror Drill (starting position depicted in Photo 1):
They plan to drill a 10- to 12-km-deep hole in the Oberpfalz region of northeast Bavaria for basic scientific research, at a cost of about $300 million.
1-4 show the three-line drills we use to teach the concepts leading to the Fast-Break Jumper Drill
The deepest drill hole in the world, the Kola well is only one of 11 holes the Soviets are currently drilling to a planned depth greater than 8 km.
At 6,000 meters the drilling rate increased rapidly for a meter, as the drill cut through a soft region in the granite.
If we drill right on the ridge chest, says Detrick, "then we have the opportunity to study these processes in action and to answer a number of questions," such as how the composition of magma (molten rock) changes with time and position along the ridge and whether the eruption of magma is periodic.
For the remainder of the year, two rigs will be dedicated to drilling HCBM wells, and one rig will drill two Granite Wash wells in Washita County, OK.
The "Southern Cross" will drill a second well, the Akcakoca-4, before moving to Bulgarian waters to drill for another operator.