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AIM

(1) (AOL Instant Messenger) America Online's instant messaging service, which supports text chat, photo sharing, online gaming and PC to PC voice. An AIM list of Instant Messenger contacts is called a "Buddy List." See instant messaging.

(2) (Application Integration Middleware) An umbrella term for middleware software that ties applications together. See application integration, middleware and PPMW.

(3) (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, Warrendale, PA, www.aimglobal.org) The trade association for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Established in 1982 as a product division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI), AIM is involved in setting standards for barcodes, magnetic stripes and RFID technology. See also AIIM.

(4) (Apple IBM Motorola) The alliance of Apple, IBM and Motorola that developed the PowerPC chip. See PowerPC and Apple-IBM alliance.
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The absurdity of this life, and its hopelessness and aimlessness, are vividly portrayed in this "unreal" story with the impossible title "February 30th," referring to an impossible day, following upon the hero's birthday, which itself falls on the rather uncommon February 29th.
A revolting spectacle is what one sees: aimlessness, decadence, loss of conviction, a total collapse of values.
Neither the earthly failure of Christianity, Berdyaev believes, can be used as an argument against its supernal truth, nor can the failure of history signify the aimlessness and the emptiness of history.
Childhood has in some serious way been stripped of its wonderful aimlessness, of shapeless, formless, and seemingly endless days and nights spent whiling away the time doing nothing that will help you get a Rhodes Scholarship or first-round venture capital for a start-up.
Carter had responded, according to Reagan, with "vacillation, appeasement and aimlessness.
In July 2004, Esperanza USA launched Esperanza Trabajando (Hope is Working), an $11 million, nine-city, three-year project working with Latino at-risk and adjudicated-youth, transforming lives from unemployed aimlessness and a troubled future into career-oriented lifetime employment.
Living near her Michigan home is Costner's Denny Davies, a former pro baseball player of note who is living off his past glory selling his autographs, hosting a radio talk show and drinking a lot of beer as he drifts into aimlessness.
Stuart Dutting believes he's heading for a happy retirement, only to have his cosy world exploded by the ruthless ambition of his daughter, the aimlessness of his hopeless stepson, and the earth-shattering deception of his beloved wife.
The opening sequence features Bill Murray, stunned by his own aimlessness, sitting before a big screen tv and watching a champagne glass, scenes that imitate the poetry of Stranger than Paradise, where characters also require objects to stare at, to hold their lost attention.
The struggle between the belief in the divine emplotment of the world and its mechanistic aimlessness, between the idealism and materialism, spiritual and bourgeois values in the scene in the scene of the mass comes to an end.
The series featured many of the most troubling cinematic portraits of American angst and aimlessness, including Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967), David Holzman's Diary (Jim McBride, 1967) and Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969).
Then come the warnings: 'a growing problem of aimlessness and despair .