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2013-03-03 23:00:16

PC sleep mode can be frustrating when trying to complete tasks in a timely manner.

2010-08-28 07:40:00

Efforts are underway this weekend to salvage the blowout preventer at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico that failed to shut off the gushing oil as designed when an April 20 explosion sank the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig, killing 11 workers.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.