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(jee -os) The first all-scientific satellite in geostationary orbit, built by the European Space Agency for the purpose of studying the Earth's magnetosphere. GEOS–1, launched in April 1977, failed to reach its planned orbit; GEOS–2 was successfully launched in July 1978 and operated for two years with the reactivated GEOS–1 and some other satellites. Having become redundant it was boosted into a higher orbit in 1984.
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A small windowing, microkernel (less than 64 kbytes long) operating system written in heavily bummed assembly language for MS-DOS computers. It multitasks rather nicely on a 6 Mhz Intel 80286 with at least 512K memory.

It was adapted to PDAs by adding pen recognition, which doesn't work very well.

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(1) For GEO communications satellites, see GEO.

(2) (Graphic Environment Operating System) An earlier graphical user interface (GUI) and application platform from Breadbox Computer Company. Originally developed by Geoworks Corporation, GEOS was first available for the 8-bit Commodore 64 and Apple II in the mid-1980s.

In 1990, PC/GEOS was introduced for DOS-based PCs, and GEOS ran under various DOS versions in notebook computers and handhelds, including Brother's GeoBook and Nokia's Communicator. GEOS was also the first front end to AOL's website, and GEOS SC was a 32-bit version used by Mitsubishi for cellphones in Japan.

DOS-Based GEOS Suites
Breadbox Ensemble (formerly Geoworks Ensemble) included GEOS-based productivity apps and utilities. A School Suite included educational apps, and an Android tablet pre-loaded with GEOS School Suite was proposed.

GEOS was first licensed to Breadbox, Geoworks' largest application developer and training organization. Breadbox acquired the rights to GEOS software in 2003. See Commodore 64, Apple II and DOS.

Breadbox School Suite
School Suite included a raft of educational applications for the GEOS platform. (Image courtesy of Breadbox Computer Company.)
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at 438 n.16 (noting that "whether the installation is a taking does not depend on whether the volume of space it occupies is bigger than a breadbox" and that the "displaced volume" of space at issue in the Loretto case was "in excess of 1 H cubic feet").
The offending battery -- about the size of a breadbox, as it happens -- turned up swollen, charred and leaking flammable chemicals.
Thinking Outside of the Breadbox: A "how-to" handbook for food security programming in Community Health Centres.
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Also remarkable is its keeping power: Throw it in a breadbox and it'll keep fresh for a week.
Although they ceased publication in 1962, my brother and I scavenged barely vintage copies from paper drives and tag sales and secured them in a tin breadbox (also found curbside); we would withdraw them from their cask on a narrow loft in our garage to read about Sydney Carton and Helen of Troy.
If it will be eaten within a few days, you can protect freshly made, uncut loaves of bread from pets and other critters by storing it in a wooden or metal breadbox on the kitchen counter.
Cleveland also won his category (professional, smaller than a breadbox).The other category winners were Steve Noyes, for professional bigger than a breadbox (a rocking chair); Mike Tyrell for amateur bigger than a bread box (a rocking chair); Steve Voorhies for amateur smaller than a breadbox (oriental spice cabinet); and Chelan High School students Javier Mata and Gilberto Salmeron for their comment box.
The more defensive plants may not end up in your backyard soil patch, but they'll probably make it (in some form) to your breadbox or pantry.
For example, Biederman and others [1982] show that when a cylindrical object is placed in a kitchen it is more likely to be recognized as a breadbox rather than a drum.
Read the ingredient labels on everything in your kitchen cupboards, refrigerator, breadbox and everywhere else you stash food.
The Court found this fact irrelevant: "[W]hether the installation is a taking does not depend on whether the volume of space it occupies is bigger than a breadbox." Id.