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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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It is possible that recent changes in supervisory staff have resulted in a looser supervision of canine handlers with a resulting increase in bites,'' Bobb wrote.
Within hours of the bite, blisters developed on the lid.
Los Angeles attorney Kenneth Phillips, considered the nation's leading expert in dog bite law, said it's a travesty that insurance companies are avoiding paying for bite claims.
Second Bite has demonstrated e-mail click-to-sales rates of up to 22 percent, which is significantly higher than the industry standard 1-2 percent conversion rate.
Liability claims in California for dog bites have increased $20 million in the past four years, with the fastest rising costs for insurance companies stemming from jury awards for dog bites, officials said.
Kibbles 'n Bits Brushing Bites is facilitating pooch smooching by helping to create an emotional bond for pet parents and their four-legged family members through great taste and fresh breath.
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That's why you'll find an exciting product like Buttered Lobster Bites only at Long John Silver's, while the 'seafood pretenders' serve up their generic fish sandwiches for Lent.
The scene opens in a Pizza Hut restaurant with a teen-age boy having dinner with his family and placing an order for the new Cheesy Bites Pizza.
Wrapped in dough and lightly seasoned on the outside with garlic butter flavor before being baked to a golden brown, the cheese bites are connected to surround the pizza and take the place of a traditional crust edge.
Bite provides post-paid, pre-paid, mobile, and fixed data services to more than 1 million business and residential customers and has a 26 percent share of the Lithuanian market.
The EDGE solution will improve our ability to effectively implement the latest services and global mobile applications to benefit our clients", said Darius Masionis, CEO of Bite GSM.