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down time

n. the time when a computer is not operating. (Compare this with up time.) I can’t afford a lot of down time in the system I buy.
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Vickers is no stranger to maintaining a reliable system -- he joined Voyager three months ago from the Kentucky State Lottery, where he was responsible for maintaining a 2,000-node statewide network with zero toleration for down time.
TWiT gives tech enthusiasts the information they want in a format that makes the best use of down times such as their daily commute.
Durable High-Speed Meter Increases Efficiency and Cuts Down Time
Salmon watch: Tim Salmon, rehabbing after surgeries to his left knee and the rotator cuff in his left shoulder, has found himself taking in Angels games during down time.
Summary: A-listers including Leonardo DiCaprio and Lea Michele took some down time together in Hollywood.
Most of the mill's 240 employees will continue to work through the down time, except for 114 hourly workers who will be laid off for the week of Thanksgiving, she said.
With a loose installation of any kind, the child gets less ride down time and suffers a more severe crash.
In mining processing industries, wear is the primary cause of down time, the period of time where machinery is not in operation because of the necessity of repairs or refurbishment.
These vibrators provide quiet operation, high efficiency, low maintenance, and less down time.
Well 10% down time for maintenance is 36 days per year, when there will be no output from that Nuclear power plant.
SO the England job has gone to a manager who in the opening game of the season ordered his Boro players to keep the ball by the corner flag to run down time - while drawing 0-0 AT HOME.
Features include maximized crumb production, more production output with less energy use, a design engineered for less down time and lower maintenance costs, a small footprint with more installation flexibility, and reduced weight.
Play was called off early on the fifth day of the scheduled four-day tournament, which included nearly as much down time as course time.
Most likely, you aren't getting enough down time before hitting the sheets.
Bentley states, "We have experienced a significant reduction in down time with our machines due to preventative maintenance.