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soft

1. Dialect drizzly or rainy
2. (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods
3. Chem (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather
4. (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive
5. (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation
6. (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials
7. Physics (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated

soft

Flexible and changeable, as in "software," which can be reprogrammed for different results. The computer's soft nature is its greatest virtue; however, the reason it takes so long to get new systems developed in an enterprise has little to do with the concept. It is based on which software tools are used to create the systems and the skill level of the technical staff, compounded by the organization's bureaucracy.
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No soft dangerous-game bullet is complete without a solid of like weight and profile that shoots very close to the same point of impact.
In 2006, G&A publisher Mike Schoby was on a hunt in Zimbabwe for Cape buffalo when a soft bullet was shredded after passing the shoulder.
Suma Soft has been providing open-source development of business portals, CMS, mobile applications in Android and even testing it.
With leader Ricciardo pitting on lap 54 for fresh soft tyres, as Rosberg had two laps previously, that gave them both a run at the front two of Alonso and Hamilton.
Hamilton then pitted after 20 laps, taking on a new set of the faster soft tyres, while Rosberg was in two laps later, switching to the fractionally slower medium Pirelli rubber.
"The start was difficult, and when Lewis pulled in we thought we could do it on the softs," Vettel said.
Those on softs knew they would have to make an early stop given the rapid degradation of the rubber, and sure enough a flurry of stops began after just four laps.
The circuit is not particularly tough on tyres, but the little-used track surface changes a lot over the course of the weekend and the super softs are in use, so there is likely to be rubber-related drama at some stage.
In qualifying, the first seven drivers set their best times on the softs, giving them an early advantage in the race, but knowing they would be forced into pitting early.
FUND: Greenhaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (GCC) GCC follows the Thomson Reuters Equal Weight Continuous Commodity Total Return Index (CCI-TR), which owns commodity futures contracts on agriculture, energy, metals and softs.
As for what should credit unions do, IBM's Price urged a multi-tiered approach involving layers of security to include a rugged fire-wall, a DDoS mitigation appliance that softs income traffic, and an arrangement for acquiring substantial bandwidth on an as needed basis, frequently from a telco.
Emerald linen, cotton or wool will appear matte and therefore will suit lights (pale blondes), warms (the red-headed) and softs (the muted high-lighted woman a la Kylie Minogue) who will all look up to date with emerald in their wardrobe - albeit a softer version.