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  • n. Plural form of handshake.


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  • Still nursing the incurable phsical wounds he received as a Marine infantry scout, Rocco Gianbrocco sat before his TV set and muttered angrily the night the POWs came back from North Vietnam and got handshakes from the President on prime time.

    Soldiers of Misfortune

  • Yes, they observed a few outward niceties such as handshakes and forced smiles.

    This Post is Rated Ex, for Excommunication. | Mind on Fire

  • It's funny that Mexican culture sometimes seems to place a high value on trivial properness such as handshakes and kissing cheeks while other cultural norms such as respecting the environment, not disturbing the peace, not creating noxious fumes, caring for animals etc ... are totally disregarded. enjoy life, disfrute la vida

    Mexican Manners

  • Vendors are including "handshakes" in their devices now: there's only one reason to do this, so that they can block competitors from interoperating using the DMCA, which bans circumventing access-control.

    Boing Boing: April 20, 2003 - April 26, 2003 Archives

  • "Our work suggests that greetings involving touch, such as handshakes and cheek kisses, may in fact have critical influences on our social interactions, in an unconscious fashion."

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • TR69, a series of 13 documents that define how equipment plugs in, conducts "handshakes" with networks, data models and scenarios of how devices react when different scenarios play out (e.g., how to re-provision if a line gets cut; when to send an upgrade to an STB or how to instruct a user to do an upgrade).

    News from Connected Planet Online

  • TLS and SSL protocols, commonly used by banks and online retailers to protect transactions, use a series of 'handshakes' to negotiate the session between the server and the client.

    Packet Storm Security Headlines

  • CAIR also says imams should "stress the possibility of temporarily avoiding Islamic cultural traditions such as handshakes or hugs of greeting during a local health crisis."

    British Blogs

  • Another precaution it makes sense to to consider: scaling back on the social niceties such as handshakes and hugs.

    Newsvine - Get Smarter Here

  • The honeymoon with the electorate is showing no sign of waning and Mr Nice Guy is constantly cutting across traditional party lines and springing surprises, such as handshakes and a working agreement with National's former arch-enemies, the Greens.



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