blank tape

blank tape

[¦blaŋk ′tāp]
(computer science)
A portion of a paper tape having sprocket holes only, to indicate a blank character.
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My sisters and I had this blank tape too with an eight-hour running time, but we ended up recording over each other's stuff, so I had Close Encounters of the Third Kind and then an episode of Neighbours about five min-utes in - I could've killed them!
You can also use the app to create sight tapes for single-pin sights by laying a blank tape on your phone's screen adjacent to the sight marks, and then marking them on the tape.
The first is to simply attach a blank tape and mark distances by hand as you experiment from different distances.
For example, in the case of private copying after paying the blank tape levy, or for disabled persons who want to reproduce works for their needs.
Each time Symmonds toes the starting line during the Trials - and hopefully, in London, too - he'll wear that strip of blank tape on his left shoulder.
Strachan, who will be without Thompson and Lennon for today's clash with Dunfermline at East End Park, revealed Rangers sent him a BLANK tape of the Old Firm game.
As O'Sullivan pointed out, the importance of these various rights to a company will vary according to the nature of the company's business, so that while, in general, cable retransmission and blank tape are more important, for companies such as Discovery and National Geographic, educational copying will assume a much greater significance.
What got off the plane at the other end was a beautifully spliced perfectly blank tape.
But because the drive contained five tapes and was programmed to write on any blank tape, it just randomly picked another and wrote to it, without telling us which tape or giving us a way to mount it.
Even assuming they could get access to a reel-to-reel recorder, where were they going to get enough blank tape? The solution was a piece of genius.
Conley: "I add a blank tape to my list of supplies that students should bring in at the beginning of the year.