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queuing

The process of lining up items to be processed. Queuing may refer to packets in a network that are waiting to be transmitted to the next node as well as to telephone callers sitting in a "hold queue" waiting to be answered. Depending on assigned priorities, items may leave the queue in a different order than when they arrived. See traffic engineering methods, queue, message queue, print queue and LIFO.
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I did expect there to be queues, but it was definitely much busier than I thought." A spokeswoman for Build-ABuild-Bear said they had no choice but to stop people queuing. She said: "The response to our Pay Your Age Day event at all of our UK locations has been overwhelming and unprecedented in our 21-year history, and the safety of our guests and associates is our top priority.
'For some unknown reason, the transmissions from the VCM's did not go straight to the Consolidating Canvassing System (CCS) but instead, went through either one of the four 'Queuing Servers' before reaching the CCS,' he said.
For most foreigners in Taiwan, the first impression about this country when passing by a food stall, a beverage shop or any newly opened store, is the extremely long line of people queuing up.
In this paper, real-time queue length is defined as the number of vehicles queuing at any given time.
Section 4 lists the drawbacks of the current schemes while Section 5 describes the proposed DQRED as a new queuing and scheduling strategy.
To overcome the above limitations and to provide fair sharing of resources, many other types of scheduling methods, such as Priority Queuing (PQ), Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), Custom Queuing (CQ) and Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CB-WFQ) have been proposed [6].
Queuing behind shoppers with trolleys is quicker because it takes longer for several people with few items as time is spent chatting.
The chain said the promise followed a customer survey that found 70% ranked queuing as their top frustration in supermarkets, ahead of unhelpful service and poor quality products.
In a standard queuing system it is considered that, individual jobs or customers arriving at service facility, wait, then get service and depart.
"A team of four, including myself, headed over to the ticket collection queue and directed those queuing to the new gate for admission with their email confirmations.
Well, try queuing up for anything up to 45 minutes to get a drink (not at halftime, but 15 minutes before half-time).