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MAR

(1) (Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher) An organization that overhauls old computers and installs a version of Windows. Depending on who uses the computers, Microsoft has various licensing arrangements for Windows 2000 and XP that are priced way below the original OEM costs for the OS.

(2) (Mozilla ARchive) A file format for packaging updates for Mozilla projects. A MAR file contains a header, various binary files and an index.

(3) (Memory Address Register) A hardware circuit that holds an address in memory of data to be processed. The address was extracted from a machine language instruction.
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I will not let it come across our three lives and mar them.
I suppose you think he'll last for ever, like so much land'," Del Mar smiled quietly.
I was not asleep, no need for pinching here; my inner consciousness told me as plainly that I was upon Mars as your conscious mind tells you that you are upon Earth.
At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a mis- sionary enterprise.
There was also Euryalus son of Naubolus, who was like Mars himself, and was the best looking man among the Phaeacians except Laodamas.
Still it is thought, though it is not certain, that we occasionally see the actual surface of this orb, an advantage we do not possess as respects any other of the heavenly bodies, with the exception of the moon and Mars.
My friends," he said, "heroes, servants of Mars, the hand of heaven has been laid heavily upon me.
But here is the story of his return to Mars on that other occasion, as I have gleaned it from the great mass of notes which he left for me upon the table of his room in the hotel at Richmond.
In the shadows of the forest that flanks the crimson plain by the side of the Lost Sea of Korus in the Valley Dor, beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, speeding their meteoric way close above the bosom of the dying planet, I crept stealthily along the trail of a shadowy form that hugged the darker places with a persistency that proclaimed the sinister nature of its errand.
At touch of the man's hand upon her flesh the girl went pallid beneath her coppery skin, for the persons of the royal women of the courts of Mars are held but little less than sacred.
It has been long years since you revisited Earth, and never before in the trappings of Mars.
Mars was a great delight to him, and they were always together.