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dumb

lacking the power to speak, either because of defects in the vocal organs or because of hereditary deafness; mute
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dumb

Passive. Not performing any business processing. See dumb network and dumb terminal.
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TEN DUMBEST Logging 7.0% Poultry slaughtering 7.8% Paperboard/boxes 10.4% Apparel/textiles 10.6% Bakery products 10.8% Furniture 10.8% Lumber/wood products 11.2% Fabric mills 11.2% Sawmills 11.5% Floor coverings 11.9%
Responding to the bill, Jones said: "I think that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard.
He first earned the title of Scotland's dumbest crook a decade ago when he broke his hip trying to escape from a householder.
She said: "They must be the dumbest criminals on the planet.
A THIEF filmed by the CCTV camera he was trying to steal was today branded Britain's dumbest criminal.
The 33-year-old has made his decision within a week of being accused by Shane Warne as being responsible for one of the "dumbest things" the Hampshire captain and Australian leg-spin great has ever seen on a cricket field.
His company has got people like me wondering ``Is this the dumbest or smartest outfit on the planet -- or, somehow, neither?''
We fight over the dumbest things, but we always get over it.
The online version of Business 2.0 offers CPAs timely reading material on e-businesses and dot-com companies as well as lighter fare such as the article, "The 101 Dumbest Moments in Business." The site links to archived issues of the magazine and to other business, e-business, finance and management Web sites.
Snowboards in Hawaii was probably one of the dumbest ideas ever, though.
Visitors to the site could make snide remarks about the dumbest dot-concepts, tell incredible stories about company waste, and lay odds on which dot-com would be the next to fail.
Investments in technology: If the dumbest thing you can do in a downturn is to ignore your people, the second dumbest is to curtail your budget on information technologies.