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  Legal Definition of Possibility
Possibilities are near as when an estate is limited to one after the death of another; or remote, as that one man shall be married to a woman, and then that she shall die, and he be married to another.
This may, of course, be sold, assigned, transmitted or devised; such a possibility occurs in executory devises, and in contingent, springing or executory uses.
A bare possibility, or hope of succession; this is the case of an heir apparent, during the life of his ancestor.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/p118.htm   (165 words)

 Shirky: The Possibility of Spectrum As A Public Good
This change is possible because of advances in the engineering of wireless systems.
One possible use of such smart devices is to allow the sender to broadcast not with as much power as possible, but with as little.
Though it's possible to do a remarkable amount to extend the range of a Wifi signal through amplification and antenna design, the basic physics of higher frequencies means that Wifi isn't appropriate for uses meant to cover distances of miles rather than yards.
www.shirky.com /writings/spectrum_public_good.html   (2836 words)

 Production Possibility Frontier
A combination outside the curve such as point b is not possible since the output level would exceed the capacity of the economy.
Suppose a new technique was discovered that allowed the wine producers to double their output for a given level of resources.
This opportunity cost remains the same even at the other extreme, where increasing the production of Brand A from 12,000 to 15,000 bottles still requires that of Brand B to be decreased by 3000 bottles.
www.netmba.com /econ/micro/production/possibility   (504 words)

 Maharaji - News: The Possibility of Peace Within
For many people who had been watching the “Words of Peace” TV series for the last two years on cable television throughout Australia, and who knew Maharaji only through their TV screen, seeing him live in Melbourne was a special occasion.
The twice-weekly TV series “Una Posibilidad” (meaning “A Possibility”), which presents excerpts from Maharaji’s addresses on the subscription cable channel Infinito, is receiving enthusiastic response from viewers throughout South America and North America.
We are now analyzing a number of possibilities in order to allow these generous contributions to have a strong, healing impact in the field and to make a real difference.
www.maharajiblog.net   (1857 words)

 Possibility Theory II: Conditional Possibility - de Cooman (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In order to make this survey as tidy as possible, I shall not be using the diversity of notations and terminology employed by the above-mentioned scholars.
I prefer to reformulate their results using a uniform notation and nomenclature, already established in Part I. At the same time, I do not present a literal and explicit account of their work, but restrict myself to the main ideas.
Possibility Theory I - The Measure- And Integral-Theoretic..
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /decooman97possibility.html   (530 words)

 Galloway, Possibility
That is, hackers generally hack the possible bugs and loopholes of a machine's logical code base (rather than taking a crowbar to its hardware).
Deciding (and often struggling) for what is possible is the first step for a utopian vision based in our desires, based in what we *want*.
The relationship between utopia and possibility is a close one.
subsol.c3.hu /subsol_2/contributors0/gallowaytext.html   (1177 words)

 Comparison between possibility and probability
The possibility functions are more natural for the representation of the feeling of incertitude: very precise information is not expected absolutely from someone, but we do hope for the greatest possible coherence in his remarks.
Identical properties are subjected to fewer constraints in possibility theory than in probability theory.
Moreover, the values of measures and distributions are selected with more freedom in the case of possibility than in the case of probability.
www.survey.ntua.gr /main/labs/rsens/DeCETI/IRIT/MSI-FUSION/node98.html   (203 words)

 470. Possibility. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
potentiality, potency; what may be, what is possible andc.
by any possibility; perhaps, perchance, peradventure; may be, it may be, haply, mayhap.
The glories of the Possible are ours.—B. Taylor
www.bartleby.com /110/470.html   (152 words)

 Subliminal Perception Manual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In addition to the possibility of producing unique effects, subliminal perception is interesting because it allows cognitive scientists to investigate the nature and function of consciousness.
Participants are told their task is to determine, as quickly as possible, whether there are an even or an odd number of dots on the screen.
Also feel free to discuss possible extensions to the experiment, or ways in which the experiment could be improved.
www.csic.cornell.edu /201/subliminal   (12031 words)

 Atlantis: No way, No how, No where (Skeptical Briefs September 2001)
The enduring question, now two millennia old, is whether Plato's account of Atlantis is a description of an actual civilization that sunk beneath the waves, or a tantalizing tale that rose up wholly from the depths of the Athenian philosopher's imagination.
Unfortunately these cranks and several scholars agree on the second possibility, but the great pitfall is that each detail of Plato's Atlantis that is cast aside so that it will fit a theory weakens the very premise of having solved the question of whether Atlantis existed.
He is clear about the Atlantis he is talking about, and until a large submerged island is found in the Atlantic with ruins of an ancient seafaring civilization that existed 11,000 years ago, the skeptic can comfortably assume that Atlantis never existed.
www.csicop.org /sb/2001-09/atlantis.html   (3447 words)

 A Random Set Description of a Possibility Measure and Its Natural Extension - Gert, Dirk (ResearchIndex)
The relationship is studied between possibility and necessity measures de ned on arbitrary spaces, the theory of imprecise probabilities, and elementary random set theory.
It is shown how special random sets can be used to generate normal possibility and necessity measures, as well as their natural extensions.
24 Possibility theory I: the measure- and integraltheoretic gro..
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /decooman97random.html   (686 words)

To show that zombies are possible would therefore, it seems, be to show that the mental facts do not supervene on the physical facts: that a zombie world is possible and physicalism is false.
Daniel Dennett thinks those who accept the possibility of zombies have failed to imagine them thoroughly enough: ‘when philosophers claim that zombies are conceivable, they invariably underestimate the task of conception (or imagination), and end up imagining something that violates their own definition’ (1995, 322).
Some may be led to deny the possibility [of zombies] in order to make some theory come out right, but the justification of such theories should ride on the question of possibility, rather than the other way round (Chalmers 1996, 96).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/zombies   (6812 words)

 The possibility of evil Free Essays
The pace of "The Possibility of Evil" creates a suspense that holds the readers attention.
"'Possibility' is a concept: it is the idea of the i...
In Haviland’s chapter on religion and the supernatural witchcraft can be defined as an explanation of events based on the beliefs that some individuals possess a psychic power.
www.mytermpapers.com /search/30614.html   (834 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Duxter's leap: The pursuit of possibility   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To live a masterful life means that no matter twhat positive or negative event one experiences, we know how to act because our strategy can include the event and our attitude is one of personal power and confidence.
This story has been written to evoke thought and contemplation; to provide you, the reader, with an opportunity to reflect upon your own possibility of a satisfying and complete life and the leap required to attain it.
To assist the reader in applying the teachings from Duxter's Leap to his or her life, a 'Personal Reference Guide to Pursuing Your Possibility', a 21-day program, has been included in the book.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0968643205   (274 words)

 Nino Langiulli: Possibility, Necessity, and Existence - Print
Langiulli examines Abbagnano's attempt to raise possibility to a level of prime importance and investigates his understanding of existence.
Even though the concept of probability and the discipline of statistics are grounded in the concept of possibility, philosophers throughout history have grappled with the problem of defining it.
Possibility has been viewed by some as an empty concept, devoid of reality, and by others as reducible to actuality or necessity—concepts which are opposite to it.
www.temple.edu /tempress/titles/880_reg_print.html   (754 words)

 US Checking Possibility of Pumping Oil from Northern Iraq to Israel
The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa.
Sources in Jerusalem confirmed yesterday that the Americans are looking into the possibility of laying a new pipeline via Jordan and Israel.
During his visit to Washington in about two weeks, Paritzky also plans to discuss the possibility of U.S. and international assistance for joint Israeli-Palestinian projects in the areas of energy and infrastructure, natural gas, desalination and electricity.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0825-03.htm   (700 words)

[Nouns] possibility, potentiality; what may be, what is possible; compatibility (agreement) [more].
[Adjectives] possible; in the cards, on the dice; in posse, within the bounds of possibility, conceivable, credible; compatible [more]; likely.
[Adverbs] possibly, by possibility; perhaps, perchance, peradventure; maybe, may be, haply, mayhap.
thesaurus.reference.com /roget/IV/470.html   (111 words)

 Teenreads.com -- THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY by David Levithan
David Levithan's THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY is a collection of interrelated monologues written in free verse.
Each poem is a glimpse into the private world of one of twenty different characters, all attending the same high school.
THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY contains many possibilities: in the events occurring to the characters in the book, in the lives of its readers, and in its promise for the future of YA literature.
www.teenreads.com /reviews/0375828451.asp   (495 words)

 Manifest Reality... the possibility people
As we continue our evolution to our future possibilities many of us feel blocked at this time.
It is often our history of debts owed to us by others that keep us from manifesting our higher calling in a way that is financially secure.
Every time you say "I don't have X" you make it stronger and stronger until it is almost an impossible barrier to achieving that which you desire.
manifestreality.com   (1362 words)

 Rosamund Zander's _The Art Of Possibility_   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Zander conducts workshops for organizations on practicing the art of possibility.
Another key learning from this book is that we are shown that when we empower and see the greatness of others, we increase our effectiveness as leaders.
"The Art Of Possibility" is a pleasure to read and it provides a new way we can look at our work and lives right away.
www.benjaminzander.com /book   (561 words)

 Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer
In Cyborg, he uses his own unique experiences to assess the state of wearable computers and their potential impact on our lives, articulating a vision for a tomorrow that sees humanity freer, safer, and smarter in ways most of us can only imagine.
Mann is fascinated by the possibilities of the cyborg future, but he does not shrink away from frankly discussing the dangers of a post-human age in which our computers come to control us.
Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer, by Steve Mann and Hal Niedzviecki is a landmark book.
wearcam.org /cyborg.htm   (1223 words)

 Quantum Nocality - Cramer
Nonlocality will be clarified using the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics, and the possibility of superluminal effects (e.g., faster-than-light communication) from nonlocality and non-linear quantum mechanics will be examined.
To be more specific, locality means that isolated parts of any quantum mechanical system out of speed-of-light contact with other parts of that system are allowed to retain definite relationships or correlations only through memory of previous contact.
Nonlocality means that in quantum systems correlations not possible through simple memory are somehow being enforced faster-than-light across space and time.
www.npl.washington.edu /npl/int_rep/qm_nl.html   (2861 words)

 Life on Ice
Yet the possibilities for life elsewhere in our Solar System have been poorly explored.
Considering that most estimates of the thickness of Europa's crust, and it seems to be the warmer of the two moons, being both larger and less cratered, lie around a figure of twenty-five miles, I think one can rule out sunlight as a source of energy.
But geothermal energy on such active moons is quite possible, to say the least.
www.etext.org /Zines/Quanta/life.html   (1130 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Iraq may be on path to civil war, CIA officials warn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These dire scenarios were discussed at meetings this week by Bush, his top national-security aides and the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, said a senior administration official who requested anonymity.
Another senior official said the concerns over a possible civil war are "broadly held within the government," including by regional experts at the State Department and National Security Council.
Top officials are scrambling to save the U.S. exit strategy after concluding Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, is unlikely to drop his demand for elections for an interim assembly that would choose an interim government by July 1.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2001841528_cia22.html   (1010 words)

 ►►Possibility Attractive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Please note: The trading cards pictured or mentioned are only possibilities of the cards that could be in your packs.
There are also possibilities of creating groups out of units, which can then fortify themselves and build up camps.
The possibilities are endless with the world famous Bombardier Sea Scooter.
firstam.ca /72/7.html   (1279 words)

 SPACE.com -- Distant Sedna Raises Possibility of Another Earth-Sized Planet in Our Solar System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marsden says such a scenario leaves open the question of how an Earth-sized planet could have formed so far from the Sun, where raw material should have been sparse, according to current theory.
Brown said an Earth-sized planet is indeed a possibility.
In the early years of the solar system, he explained, objects as massive as Earth are thought to have hit Uranus and Neptune.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/sedna_earth_040316.html   (1034 words)

 USATODAY.com - U.S.-North Korea war seems 'strong possibility'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We face the strong possibility of another Korean war, with potentially devastating consequences, so the endangered multilateral talks in Beijing are of paramount importance.
They have initiated a concerted effort to develop a nuclear arsenal, with the possible production of a half-dozen weapons by the end of 2003 and similar annual numbers thereafter.
These could be used by North Korea or sold to other nations or terrorist groups.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2003-09-01-carter_x.htm   (655 words)

 C++ Coding Standard
It's possible to throw an exception and not destruct objects allocated in the constructor.
The implication is you must automate as much of the development process as possible and provide direct feedback to developers on specific issues that they can fix.
Ideally exceptions should be used where possible because that's the where all new code is going.
www.possibility.com /Cpp/CppCodingStandard.html   (16875 words)

 ANALOGIA: Star Estimator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Right now you have a possibility to compare yourself impartially with the Top Celebrities in the World.
We do not know you and have no reasons to make things better than they are.
If any is under the copyright, please, inform us and we will go to the negotiation.
www.gabitus.com /eng/analogia   (281 words)

 Possibility of water on Mars spurs talk of a manned visit | csmonitor.com
Possibility of water on Mars spurs talk of a manned visit
New data collected by the Odyssey orbiter suggests there may be water on the nearby red planet.
Possibility of water on Mars spurs talk of a manned visit
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0530/p02s01-ussc.html   (910 words)

 Creatine, This May Seem Ironic, But I Actually Work At GNC, And There Is A Very High Possibility That Creatine ...
This may seem ironic, but I actually work at GNC, and there is a very high possibility that creatine monohydrate/citrate DOES have potential side effects.
If you are scared to take creatine just because of the possible 'long-term' side effects, you better pre-heat your oven to 350 the next time you want to reheat your leftovers and sell the microwave.
Like if you eat fried vegetables you get the nutrients from the veggies, but there is fat from the grease and it's the same with creatine.
www.nutritionalsupplements.com /workgnc.html   (6513 words)

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