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BAD

/B-A-D/ Broken As Designed, a play on "working as designed", from IBM. Failing because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugs.
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In the pre-treatment measures of the dependent variables, significant differences were found between the groups in the AAQ-II (F2,48=5.03, p=.010) and in the Work/School Impairment subscale of the BADS (F2,49=483, p=.012).
Despite some man-bites-dog headlines, saturated fat still raises LDL ("bad") cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
In analogy, those actions and things which cause to expect a "marginal disutility" can be described as bads. Catallactics, i.e., the economics of direct and indirect exchange, can describe the process of the interaction of men who mutually promise and transfer goods to each other.
This had been accomplished because of Dyer's insistence of weeding out those he called the "bads." In his opinion, they were deceptive and most likely prone to Bolshevik tendencies.
Moreover, as stated previously, we used the four tests from BADS (the RS, KS, ZM, and 6E) with Persian instructions.
Another set of public bads are growing fragility, wars and conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America creating large flows of refugees and displaced people, causing social, economic and political tensions in transition and receiving countries.
They are what we call "global public bads" and therefore need global, coordinated responses.
Scores on the BADS were compared with normative data (Wilson et al.
Lauren, 28 - who is originally from Thornhill, Stirlingshire - said: "The album was written over such a long period of time so it's about the goods and the bads, the beginnings and ends.