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  • Brute Force and Ignorance - programming jargon for relying on raw computing power. For example, an algorithm that uses BFI might search through all possible options to find the single best option, whereas a more sophisticated algorithm might deduce the best option using a set of rules. BFI based algorithms tend to be simpler, and can under some circumstances be faster.
  • Brute Force and Ignorance - pre-dates computers, and refers to a 'sledge-hammer to crack a nut' type of approach. Implies an approach with a lack of subtlety or sophistication, instead, implies the use of raw strength or power.
  • Brace For Impact - Common warning from U.S. military units to infer a warning to brace themselves, mainly because of an immediate threat. May either be pronounced as "B-F-I" in the letter order, or as "Bee-fi" in short.
  • British Film Institute


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  • - www. can watch over 1500 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the BFI - Financial News

  • Carefully argued criticism of the BFI is one thing, one-line uncontextualised personal sniping is another.

    Off the list « Squares of Wheat

  • I won’t say much else except that the future of the BFI is indeed a matter for careful and serious, not to mention open and honest, argument.

    Off the list « Squares of Wheat

  • The BFI is a charity, so all profits go towards the cause: promoting understanding and appreciation of film and television culture and history.

    Independent bookshops in London

  • The British Film Institute BFI, which is home to the collection, restored the material, calling it "the most exciting film discovery of recent times".

    BBC News - Home

  • "The archives of the BBC and the BFI are a great national resource, with huge potential public value," Roly Keating, the BBC's director of archive content, said in a prepared statement.


  • "For me, the BFI is the heart of British cinema," Hurt said.

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • Playing at the BFI is the re-issue of Powell and Pressburger's Technicolor classic


  • I doubt that Englander's team could have changed the site so quickly...or that it would leave out a big client such as BFI on Knabe's resume

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

  • The UK site debuts with more than 1000 titles, including those from leading film companies such as BFI (British Film Institute), Pathé Films, ContentFilms and Axiom Films.


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