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  • Given the way things are at this point, making the changes is going to be a semi-major effort, if only because it means unplugging things en masse and likely untangling cable hell.

    Desires for devices

  • At lot viewing sessions for major or semi-major auctions, and on the bourse floor of major conventions, I often see coins with waxes, films, gels, putties and sort of paint-like substances.

    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS Lawsuit Against Alleged Coin Doctors : Coin Collecting News

  • The earthquake plays a semi-major role here, and not in the way you might think.

    [Sunday Cinema] Journeyman: 'Game Three'

  • I chose that particular slingshot because it results in a semi-major axis of 1 au, with a period of 1 year and somewhat ahead of the Earth in its orbit.

    Asteroid Capture into Earth Orbit

  • Using this as an interesting starting point, the authors ran another series of 201 integrations where the semi-major axis of Mars was changed by up to 30 mm.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Five and a half years after its release, Move Under Ground is still getting reviewed in major or semi-major anyway venues, this time at Tor.com.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • I don't know what kind of crack I was smoking when I decided to have a wedding, start a new job and begin semi-major home renovations in the first two months of 2009.

    I'm gonna lose it

  • While I think he certainly seems to be a talented actor, I just don't know if the producers are going to give a semi-major role to a relatively inexperienced actor.

    Thoughts on Theon

  • The highest order perturbation term is on eccentricity and semi-major axis of an orbit.

    An Astronomical Perspective on Climate Change | Universe Today

  • Although we cannot resolve that disk, it shows up as a characteristic dip in the brightness which can reveal additional information about the system such as "very accurate determinations of the radii of star and planet relative to the semi-major axis and the inclination of the orbital plane of the planet".

    New Observations of TrES-2b May Reveal New Exoplanet | Universe Today

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