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bit

1. n. a jail sentence. (Underworld.) Mooshoo did a two-year bit in Sing Sing.
2. n. a small theatrical part. (From bit part.) It was just a bit, but I needed the money.
3. n. any part of an act; any isolated activity or presentation. I didn’t like that bit concerning penalties.
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student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), created a class of codes that, like Hamming's codes, add redundant bits that permit decoders to do even-odd checks to guess which bits of the original message have been corrupted by noise.
That one concept is irregularity, in which there are more even-odd checks on certain bits of the original message than on others.
According to a report by Giga Information Group (for a study that AMD commissioned, it should be noted), organizations can derive significant cost savings by gradually adding Opteron-based servers as software is transitioned to 64 bits.
Thus, it's pretty clear when the grown-up Lil' Bit (Molly Ringwald) slides on stage and begins reconstructing her past in a cool, knowing voice, that we won't be witnessing a simplistic account of a young girl's victimization by an older man.
According to the Kibbles 'n Bits Brushing Bites survey recently conducted by Harris Interactive(R):
Further design improvements and modifications will be made to both the high and low volume PID bit for the second phase of this test sequence at TerraTek which we have scheduled for May 2005.
The Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Hero of the Year Award recognizes dogs that have gone to extraordinary lengths to assist someone in need.
The Board also honored outgoing Chairman of the BITS Board of Directors, James H.
Everyone here at Megapro is extremely excited to have the new Power Bits ready for launch," says Neil Morgan President of Megapro Tools Inc.
The product is designed to offer a low cost, highly reliable solution that is pin-compatible with today's standard three-volt (low voltage - LV) products, thereby allowing a customer to reap the benefits of the Mirror Bit architecture without changing their system design.
The BITS Financial Services Security Lab announced today that Hewlett-Packard Company's HP Virtualvault 4.
The new next-generation encryption algorithm Camellia is a symmetric-key encryption algorithm with a block size(2) of 128 bits.
Algorithm and system designers need to specify bit widths to create bit-accurate models used for system and algorithm validation.
Druid Media, creator of The Bit Screen, the Internationally acclaimed website for "made for the Internet" films, has agreed to merge with Highlandi.