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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of obsolete.


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  • Railroads can boom, then bust, and then even be torn up; a frenzy of highway building can then follow, to slack off in its turn; copper wire can be laid for telephone service, then be replaced by fiber-optic cable (the latter often following railroad grades or highways!); a power distribution grid can be built at great expense, perhaps in turn to be "obsoleted" by cheap photovoltaics or fuel cells ....

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • In addition, to the active stockpile of 5,113 warheads, there are somewhere around 8,000 to 9,000 "obsoleted" nuclear weapons - weapons that will not be kept in good repair, but will be dismantled eventually and their 30 tons or so of weapons grade metal recovered; and another 38 tons of military plutonium that has never been fabricated into a weapon.


  • You also never asked about "Cooking Light" which has actually bee "obsoleted" because that site is now rolled into MyRecipes. com.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

  • This stuff is already thoroughly obsoleted by Soyuz, ignoring the Falcon 9.

    Abbey Lane: They're Back - NASA Watch

  • How do those of us who don't belong in Mensa fix the fact that we will soon be obsoleted by offshore resources?

    Income Mobility, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The only time we drop a weapons system is when it's obsoleted by something better.

    Obama scraps Bush-era missile defense for new plan

  • If you mean the moon race, sure VB was central to that ... if you are referring to ballistic missiles, the Redstone, although first, was quickly obsoleted by solid fuel missiles that he had little to do with.

    What Would Wernher Do? - NASA Watch

  • Dense packing has obsoleted the back yard, much less the front one.

    The Zombie Plague

  • Note that the Constitution provides for Congres coining money - Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5, but the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 effectively obsoleted this, as did subsequent Supreme Court decisions and the near simultaneous enactment of the Federal Income Tax. by

    Do We Need a New World Currency?

  • The only thing I can figure is that the TV wanted to go out with some dignity before it was obsoleted b and the lowly Celeron decided a Core 2 Quad would spank it so much that it felt it had to commit suicide.

    July 22nd, 2008


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