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AFC

AFC

(1) (Application Foundation Classes) A class library from Microsoft that provides an application framework and graphics, graphical user interface (GUI) and multimedia routines for Java programmers. AFC Enterprise Libraries include support for data access, directory services, transactions and distributed objects. AFC is compatible with AWT and runs in Windows and other JVM environments. See JFC, AWT and IFC.

(2) (AntiFerromagnetic-Coupled) A hard disk technology from IBM that uses a ruthenium layer three atoms thick sandwiched between two magnetic layers. The magnetic layers allow for thinner bits, and the bit above and below are polarized in opposite directions. This technology pushes the superparamagnetic limit once again. The ruthenium layer, which is a precious metal, has been coined "pixie dust" for its magical properties by IBM engineers. See superparamagnetic limit.


AFC Layers
In antiferromagnetic-coupled storage technology, the bits are created in pairs with opposite polarities above and below the ruthenium layer.
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They carried round French bouquets of solid white roses misted with pixie dust with the stems wrapped in Sherry satin ribbon and embellished with silver firefly ribbon.
It's the way he speaks--which is unnatural, thank God--and it makes it very special because everything he writes has a little bit of pixie dust, or something mannered, on it.
There's no denying there remains a certain mystique about popular girls--like there's a special kind of pixie dust sprinkled on these chicks.
According to the company the size reduction and increased storage have been made possible by the use of Pixie Dust media technology which uses a three atom thick layer of ruthenium sandwiched between magnetic layers.
This hodgepodge of so many different things denuded them of their quiddity, leaving them marooned in the galle ries, bereft of aesthetic pixie dust.
These two piano concertos, recorded in September of 2000, are uniformly sensitive and mature, with playing so dexterous and light you'd think the keys had been sprinkled with pixie dust before the artist stepped to play them.
Some of the products include Absolutely Flawless duo powder and concealer compact, eye shadows Show Girl (shimmery peach/champagne), Ego (metallic cocoa) and Pixie Dust (dreamy gold) and Love Hangover (burgundy red) nail polish and Drop Dead Red lipstick.
Fulton introduced Molly to the ropes course and helped her fly through the air, complete with wand and pixie dust.
If there's a cautionary tale here, it is that you can't take a dying project, sprinkle it with the magic pixie dust of 'open source' and have everything work out.
Praising Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's work in creating an environment that allows businesses to grow in the city, Millard said: "It seems that we've sprinkled 42nd Street with pixie dust and we're engaged in an advanced form of urban alchemy here, changing blight to a very exciting location.
Pixie Dust captures Tinker Bell's personality perfectly - it charms with a subtle sweetness yet it also has a hint of sassiness that we love about the beloved Disney character.
Other characters include Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) and Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) - who needs Blue Pixie Dust to restore power to Pixie Hollow.