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To place a document in the public records. All such documents are time and date stamped when received;this is important because the priority of deeds and of liens is usually on a race-to-thecourthouse,first-to-file basis.In many states,if a judgment is recorded against a seller only minutes before a deed to the buyer is recorded, then the buyer's new property is subject to the lien, which must be paid or the judgment creditor may execute and take the property and sell it for satisfaction of the debt.

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Ditta is accused of possessing several computer files including one called Hamas Bomb and instructions.
Employees who gain unauthorized access to computer files may pirate confidential data on job applicants, wages and personnel, and even trade secrets.
Iomega Chief Executive Kim Edwards, on the job for only 12 months, devastated his product-development staff when he killed the design of the company's radical Zip portable computer file storage device just three months before it was to ship in March 1995.
Ditta is accused of possessing several computer files, including one called Hamas Bomb and instructions.
The Model 702 Digitizer from Skalar Systems is designed to get template and pattern information into a computer file format that can be converted into a CNC program or a CAD drawing.
Once the system's patented software captures an image, even notes at the edges of the board, it is converted to a JPEG computer file. That file can then be saved, printed or posted on the Web for teachers, administrators, parents or others to view.
All methoding data can be stored as a computer file and/or printed to produce a permanent record for future reference.
The only safe way to delete a computer file is to erase it and overwrite it with new data several times so that no traces survive.
One way to preserve and corroborate the contents of a computer file is to print out the contents of the file, then have a witness review the printout and sign it as having been "read and understood." This is similar to the traditional method of preserving evidence, and most likely to survive scrutiny in litigation.
When an extrusion run is satisfactorily configured, the configuration is saved in a computer file. This provides a quick turnaround when confronted with a changeover to a different product or run.
The CD solution has been heralded for a year as the panacea for the problems of playing back music on an audio CD player from CD-ROMs that have both computer files and audio CD files - without damaging your speakers or your ears with white noise as the audio CD players tries to play back a computer file.
It is alleged Dilal had "without reasonable excuse" a record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism, namely five copies of a CD entitled The Manhattan Raid and a computer file of the same title.