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Sorbs:

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or Sorbs,
Slavic people (numbering about 60,000) of Brandenburg and Saxony, E Germany, in Lusatia. They speak Lusatian (also known as Sorbic or Wendish), a West Slavic language with two main dialects: Upper Lusatian, nearer to Czech, and Lower Lusatian, nearer to
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If your email is part of a large service (for example AOL) and your IP address is shared you can be blacklisted due to no fault of your own and cannot be unlisted unless your ISP contacts SORBS and donates $25,000."
Though the fall of Communism has meant, to a great degree, the loss of government support for those academic institutions that support the Sorbian language and culture, since 1988 the broadcast hours of local Sorbian-language radio programs have actually increased, and since 1992 there is greater German television coverage devoted to the Sorbs. Scholze-Solta points out that many older Sorbs today are illiterate as the result of Nazi policies that had prohibited the functioning of the Sorbian schools and cultural organizations.
SORBS spend their days hunting down poorly configured mail servers in exactly the same way spammers do, by sending out robot software to systematically check every registered domain name.
Kaethe's potential Sorbian ties are interesting because of Luther's personal comments about the Sorbs. Luther claimed that most of his parishioners were "arme Laien und Wenden" (poor laity and Sorbs) who for the most part were "aberglaeubisch und heidnisch, in jeder Beziehung als vom Teufel besessen" (superstitious and heathen, in all respects possessed by the devil).
Although the desorption rate will slowly fall as the bed of sorbed water molecules are pumped away, a secondary water source then appears in the form of water vapor permeation through any O-rings used to seal the system, and the permeation rate is usually high enough to ensure that the chamber will stay within the drydown zone.
In general, an ideal sorbent will sorb such a large quantity of oil has that material being picked up from the surface will have physical properties between those of a solid and a fluid.
All of these materials take into account that the internal surfaces will be covered with layers of sorbed water molecules which have to be desorbed during the pumpdown.
He also has the advantages of being inert so that it won't sorb easily to the inner surfaces of chambers and is present in the atmosphere at only 5 ppm.
The polar nature of the water molecules not only causes them to adhere to the surfaces with weak bonds, but to adhere to each other in ever-weakening bonds as the bed of sorbed molecules becomes thicker and more disordered.