whack-a-mole

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whack-a-mole

1. Literally, an arcade game in which the player uses a small rubber mallet to hit robotic toy moles that pop up randomly in holes laid out across the surface of the machine. I love coming to this old arcade. I have a lot of fond memories playing whack-a-mole and skee ball here as a kid.
2. By extension, a situation in which problems continue to arise faster than one is able to solve or cope with them, resulting in piecemeal, incomplete, or temporary results. These dang pop-up ads are so annoying! It's a game of whack-a-mole every time I go online these days! Every time we think we have the software debugged, more problems show up. We've just been playing whack-a-mole from day one!
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The results clearly show that activation temperature, heating rate, and dwell time all significantly affect the surface area of WHAC. The best condition for activation seems to be a temperature of 376[degrees]C and a ramp rate of 5[degrees]C with a dwell time of 30mins giving a total time of 100mins.
The challenge of producing WHAC lies in the energy and time expended in sun drying the plants since WH has a moisture content of about 95%.
WHAC has been providing women in Northumberland with information, counselling and education since 1984.
Organised by the WHAC in Ashington, Northumberland, the free workshops will last two and a half hours and aim to answer questions about topics including universal credit, bedroom tax and what residents need to do.
THE Women's Health Advice Centre (WHAC) in Ashington has been providing support for women and girls (14+) in the Wansbeck area for more than 25 years and is developing the services in other parts of Northumberland.
Advancing individuals -- Farm (West Chicago) 84; Harmon (WhAc) 85; Cooper (Sch) 89; Brand (RM) 92; Christians (Sch) 93; Kuhel (RM) 97; Gordon (GN) 99; Tanny (RM) 100; Coniaris (WhAc) 101; Rabbani (HE) 102.
The Ashington-based Women's health Advice centre (WHAC) has joined forces with Improving Croft and Cowpen Quay (ICCQ) to provide services for local women.
Advancing individuals -- Farm (WChi) 84, Harmon (WhAc) 85, Cooper (Sch) 89, Brand (RM) 92, Christians (Sch) 93, Kuhel (RM) 97, Gordon (GbdN) 99, Tanny (RM) 100, Coniaris (WhAc) 101, Rabbani (HE) 102.
As well as its counselling service, WHAC offers one-to-one advice on health and access to debt, housing and family law advice, a programme of courses and a relaxation group.
As part of its campaign drive, WHAC distributes a voter's guide that notes Ms.
Herrmann/Valley (Lib) 6-2, 7-5; No.2: 1st, Green/Hilson (WhAc) d.