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UFO:

see unidentified flying objectsunidentified flying object
or UFO,
an object or light reportedly seen in the sky whose appearance, trajectory, and general dynamic and luminescent behavior do not readily suggest a logical, conventional explanation.
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UFO

(science and technology)
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UFO

(language)
(United Functions and Objects) A hybrid functional and object-oriented language designed by John Seargant at Manchester University for general-purpose parallel computation.

To a first approximation, UFO is a strict, higher-order functional language with an object-oriented type system, and strong support for numeric computation in the form of SISAL-style arrays and loops. Parallelism is implicit, and applies at various different levels of granularity, thereby facilitating implementations on a wide range of parallel architectures.

It is planned to run it on a 64 processor KSR machine.
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UFO

(United Functions and Objects) A programming language developed by John Sargeant at Manchester University, U.K. It was designed for parallel computations and has both procedural and object-oriented capabilities.
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Several items were on demographics and 18 items were positive statements dealing with the issues of UFO's (see Table 1).
government was responsible for UFO's, 61% said no with 11% believing it is responsible.
But as to what the aliens are trying to do, 26% believe that UFO's are trying to make peaceful contact with the Earth with 9% disagreeing.
More college students (33%) believe that UFO's have existed for many centuries whereas 17% believe they have not.
There is an even split between those who believe that UFO's and aliens have been monitoring the Earth for many years, with 21% agreeing and 21% disagreeing, However, less college students (22%) believe that they can assist with "problems on Earth such as disease and pollution" than those who do (19%).
More college students (43%) believe that UFO's or aliens tend to frighten people (9% disagree).
It appears from the results of the survey of the college students' attitudes from the conservative, bible-belt, college in Northwest Florida, that the their attitudes-at least toward UFO's and aliens-are not much different than those of people across the nation.