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Courtenay, British Columbia print that page


For thousands of years before the first contact with European explorers, Courtenay had been the home to the Comox people now the K'ómoks First Nation . [ 1 ] The K'ómoks people were able to utilize the rich agricultural land to produce crops and proximity to the local waterways allowed

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performance by providing a flexible cushion that absorbs shock while keeping the wheel in close contact with the ground. The word itself may be derived from the word "tie," which refers to the outer steel ring part of a wooden cart wheel that ties the wood segments together (see Etymology

Overhead lines print that page


pole . The device presses against the underside of the lowest wire of an overhead line system, the contact wire. The current collectors are electrically conductive and allow current to flow through to the train or tram and back to the feeder station through the steel wheels on one or both

DC connector print that page


socket is then mounted in the equipment to be powered. Some of these jacks contain a normally closed contact , which can be used to disconnect internal batteries whenever the power supply is connected, avoiding the risk of battery leakage or explosion posed by incorrect recharging of the batteries

Pegasus Mail print that page

Pegasus Mail (PMail) is suitable for single or multiple users on stand-alone computers and for internal and Internet mail on local area networks . Pegasus Mail has minimal system requirements compared with competing products, for instance the installed program (excluding mailboxes) for version

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Windows Live Messenger print that page

2011, and is a departure from the previous versions of Windows Live Messenger, where blocking a contact would prevent the "blockee" from sending the user any messages to the "blocker". With the "appear offline to" configuration currently implemented, "hidden from" users can still send "offline

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Hot swapping print that page


may be used on either the removable components or the overall system chassis, to prevent operator contact with live powered circuitry, to provide antistatic protection for components being added or removed, or to prevent the removable components from accidentally touching and shorting out

Railway electrification system print that page


Disadvantages 5.1.3 Trade-offs 5.1.4 Summary 5.2 Energy efficiency 5.3 External cost 6 Non contact systems 7 Research and development 8 See also 9 References 10 Sources 11 External links [ edit ] Characteristics of electric traction The main advantage of electric

Advance-fee fraud print that page


An advance-fee fraud is a confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance sums of money in the hope of realizing a significantly larger gain. [ 1 ] Among the variations on this type of scam are the Nigerian Letter (also called the 419 fraud , Nigerian scam , Nigerian bank

Disc brake print that page


The disc brake or disk brake is a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel while it is in motion. A brake disc (or rotor in American English) is usually made of cast iron , but may in some cases be made of composites such as reinforced carbon–carbon or ceramic matrix composites