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sticky

1. (of weather or atmosphere) warm and humid; muggy
2. (of prices) tending not to fall in deflationary conditions

sticky

An attribute of a website that keeps people on the site for a long period of time. For example, news, educational material and interesting information give people incentive to stay, allowing the site to display more ads and messages.

However, stickiness is a fundamental issue in information technology. The longer people use a product or service, the greater their investment and the less likely they will switch to something else. For example, after using an email address for a long time, switching to another service means notifying people. Since there is often no email forwarding, and most people have long forgotten who has their address, users are not inclined to change providers.

After years of programming for one computer environment, enterprises are not inclined to switch to another. The cost, time and problems reprogramming applications detracts from potential hardware savings.

The same goes for software, whether operating systems or applications. Once people are used to a particular way of running the computer, they are loath to change. Procedures are habit forming. See sticky connection and sticky timer.
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Packages of Adluh yellow grits, slabs of Sticky Fingers ribs, jars of Shealy's mustard-based barbecue sauce, and canisters of A Taste of the South's chocolate-covered pecans evoke memories of home for many South Carolinians -- near and far.
Saima was adjusting herself in the chair, nervously moving around, and I looked into the sticky mirror at myself, squinty eyes and a big pakora nose, my hair in two oily braids.
The reason this works is that the overlapping sticky ends prevents gaps that allow moisture to seep in and the loosen the strips.
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Higher throughput required more holes and more strands, but too many sticky, molten strands were hard to manage.
I see family." There is a lovely girlfriend who is just turning 15 and worried that she is pregnant with Sticky's baby; there are thefts, there is a shooting, there are frequent swearwords.
Food from the cooler north features the special, glutinous type of rice known as "sticky rice," along with a variety of noodle dishes, root and cool-weather vegetables, chicken and pork.
Sticky BBQ Yakitori Sauce 800g skinless and boneless chicken thigh cut into chunks 2 red onions cut into wedges 1 red pepper cut into chunks 1 green pepper cut into chunks DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan assisted or gas mark 6.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that "sticky" hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects that scavenge on other insects trapped on the leaves, increasing leaf yield and reducing pest damage to plant structures.
In the beginning, we installed a sticky board in each colony.
Sticky Fingers is up for sale after its owner Steven James decided "it's time for something new".