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sleep mode

A low power mode in a computer. Also called "standby mode," the screen and hard disks are turned off, but the memory (RAM) chips are continually refreshed in order to retain their contents. In addition, the CPU is throttled down to its lowest power state. The computer is immediately restored for use when the user touches a key or moves the mouse. For alternate power-down and hybrid sleep modes, see hibernate.
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Or, if it is true that in order to fly on the earth's surface, to keep oneself suspended in the air merely by the play of the muscles, there requires a strength a hundred and fifty times greater than that which we possess, a simple act of volition, a caprice, would bear us into space, if attraction did not exist."
Then, suspended above the abyss, borne to and fro by the formidable swinging of the bell, he seized the brazen monster by the ear-laps, pressed it between both knees, spurred it on with his heels, and redoubled the fury of the peal with the whole shock and weight of his body.
The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 9 (ANI): Hours after suspending Thar Express in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 with regard to Jammu and Kashmir by India, Pakistan on Friday suspended the bus service between New Delhi and Lahore.
There is nothing to suspend. We said it that their campaign had floundered.
Enter a name for the suspended session and include an optional description of the circumstances in the comment field.
Deputy Speaker Giorgidi Aggabao, a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), said the House has sole authority to suspend or expel its members under the Constitution.
Summary: As many as 92 driving licences have been suspended by the Traffic Court in July this year, for violations committed during different periods of the year, as per recommendations by the Traffic Prosecution, a top prosecutor revealed.
Many taxpayers may wish to suspend benefits because they believe they will be able to avoid paying taxes on these benefits if they are received later in life, when the taxpayer may be in a lower income tax bracket.
BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss urged Prime Minister Najib Mikati Friday to energize the government's work, saying he had no right to suspend the Cabinet's sessions.
(EDS: INCORPORATING STORY HEADLINED 'MAZDA SUSPENDS U.S.
Constitution recognizes this right in Article 1, Section 9: "The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it."