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Buffer

In computer science, a temporary storage for data before it can be processed. For example, a word processor may put data in a buffer before sending it to a printer, because a computer operates faster than a printer.
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To arrive at their nitrogen reduction estimate, the Christiansons and ASABE member Janith Chandrasoma, a doctoral student at U of 1, looked at publicly available digital maps of crop, soil, and stream types to estimate the total number of saturated buffers that could be installed across the Midwest.
The governor said that banks in the nation would have to meet the countercyclical capital buffer of 1.50 percent as of next August to ease fast lending.
While this process has been tested in certain locations, Schoonover and his team are taking saturated buffers to the next level by examining how this system might work in a two-stage system.
The decisions on buffer values and corresponding asset characteristics will be taken by the Bank of Russia Board of Directors.
Caption: Rifle and carbine standard buffers and buffer springs.
The buffers' low additive phase jitter, high spurious attenuation and low clock output skew are combined with high clock frequency support.
Schober, "Mimicking full-duplex relaying using half-duplex relays with buffers," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.61, no.7, pp.3025-3037, 2012.
Although the costs for outsourcing of buffer fluids preparation are generally significantly higher than for in-house preparation as expected, the intangible value of outsourced buffers may outweigh a simple cost calculation.
We also entered the use of three buffer zone-reducing practices: increasing the number of hours between adjacent applications to 36 hours or more, extending buffers onto adjacent fields, farm paths or roads, and reducing block size to 6 acres or less when using other tarp.
Buying a bunch of different buffers can be a waste of hard-earned money if you only need one, right?
Becker et al (2012) introduced an adaptive backpressure which is used to improve the usage of input buffers of the router which is dynamically managed.
Then consequently different studies have been conducted on the behavior of capital buffers. Ayuso et al., [3] while using the panel data from 1986-2000 of Spanish commercial and savings banks, have empirically estimated an equation for the behavior of capital buffers i.e.