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trash heap

[′trash ‚hēp]
(computer science)
An area in a computer's memory that has been assigned to a program but contains data which are no longer useful and are therefore wasteful of storage space.
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Let's all commit to leaving ghosts of the past in trash heap of history SCHWARZENEGGERIt's never too late to make the choices to learn and evolve and understand Schwarzenegger
Even high-level executives have recently taken to putting Vista on a virtual trash heap.<p>Last week, for example, Bill Veghte, the senior vice president for Windows, told companies and organizations to drop Vista deployment plans "if you're just starting your testing" and instead "switch over and do your testing on the [Windows 7] Release Candidate." Microsoft delivered Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) to the public on May 4, and may have it ready to sell as early as October.<p>Users now running Vista SP1 will see an offer to download and install SP2 on Windows Update at some point, Microsoft has said.
I vet it all, personally, and if I think someone's an idiot, I either run their letter and let them prove it, or toss it into the trash heap. Either way, nobody gets to do any "flaming" here but me.
A portal to some interior reached only through a narrow passage and presided over by yet another used canvas (a landscape turned on its side to reveal a profile), its recesses were filled with other peoples' memories, long abandoned for the trash heap or the pawnshop, and newly recuperated by Bell.
Some companies spend literally tens of thousands of dollars on shop vacuums that quickly find their way into the trash heap, while standard industrial vacuums, that run from less than $1,000 for small installations to more than $100,000 for highly customized ones, can save companies literally tens of thousands of dollars or more in material, equipment and labor costs.
So should it be with people who drop litter and turn this magnificent city into a trash heap.
"I could have easily been on the trash heap and having some kind of nervous break down if Yvonne hadn't been there keeping it all together.
"This should have been thrown into the trash heap of history a long time ago."
Congress should make sure that this fast track lands this sorry bill on the legislative trash heap where it belongs.
On the scientific front, souls seem increasingly in danger of being banished to the trash heap of redundant hypotheses.
TRASH HEAP: Jason Keams packs away some of the useless clothing donated to the St Vincent de Paul shop in Gardiner Street, Dublin