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WAFL

(Write Anywhere File Layout) A high-performance journaling file system used in Network Appliance's NAS and caching devices. It natively supports RAID implementations and allows for expansion on the fly. Using a clever system of pointers to disk clusters that take up a small amount of extra disk space, WAFL enables up to 31 snapshots of the disk to be scheduled in order to roll back to previous versions of the data. See Network Appliance.
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dome

1. A curved roof structure spanning an area; often spherical in shape.
2. A square prefabricated pan form; used in two-way joist (waffle) concrete floor construction.
3. A vault substantially hemispherical in shape, but sometimes slightly pointed or bulbous; a ceiling of similar form. also see geodesic dome and saucer dome.
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But he received an immediate setback when the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott - who is a close ally of Mr Cable - walked out over what he described as a "weak" and "waffly" agreement.
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It consisted of a collection of tried and trusted approaches that we'd created over the years; thoroughly practical and accessible, the minimum of waffly theory and the maximum of application.
The multi-part "Advice to a Young Poet," the last poem in the book, moves from self-conscious teacherly advice to avuncular practical guidance for younger poets in his country: Avoid the poetic: cheap 'n' easy lists of plants and things with fabulous names; the routine molestation of innocent nouns by posses of pervert adjectives; sandyfloss confections like 'the parrot of his confusion' and 'the lumbago of her doom'; waffly abstractions lost in space; rhymes that only rhyme; lists like this.
"People are just going to do the same waffly stuff because there's no time to do the proper research and investigate foreign equivalents," she adds.
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But the UIA will never get very far if it continues to try to promote such concerns with waffly and hectoring rhetoric like 'Aesthetics as an expression of social and cultural identity, which can be found in culturally conveyed architecture and given form and structure in public spaces, needs to be revitalized ...
Practising teachers tended to initially come to the unit looking for a much more prescriptive, concrete set of instructions for developing and implementing curricula, and our more philosophical introduction to the topic seemed irrelevant and waffly to some.
This section is doggedly systematic in the an historical manner but whilst not exciting to read is nonetheless a timely antidote to the highly subjective, waffly stylistic analyses often provided for tribal material.