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  About the iPod shuffle Reset Utility
It is not required to restore your iPod shuffle a second time after using iPod shuffle Reset Utility.
If iPod shuffle Reset Utility is unable to restore your iPod shuffle, then your iPod shuffle may need Service.
When it is complete, quit iPod shuffle Reset Utility and open iTunes to sync music to your iPod shuffle.
docs.info.apple.com /article.html?artnum=303979   (469 words)

The fundamental assumption in UTILITY THEORY is that the decision maker always chooses the alternative for which the expected value of the utility (EXPECTED utility) is maximum.
A UTILITY function is the rule by which this assignment is done and depends on the preferences of the individual decision maker.
Utility theory provides a basis for the assignment of utilities to consequences by formulating necessary and sufficient conditions to satisfy (i) and (ii).
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /ASC/UTILITY.html   (597 words)

  Non-Provisional (Utility) Patent Application, A Guide to Filing
A nonprovisional utility patent application must be in the English language or be accompanied by a translation in the English language, a statement that the translation is accurate and a fee set forth in 37 CFR §1.17(i).
When the self-addressed postcard is submitted with a utility patent application, the USPTO will stamp the postcard being returned to the addressee with both the receipt date and the application number before placing it in the outgoing mail.
The USPTO will accept fl and white photographs in utility patent applications only in applications in which the invention is not capable of being illustrated in an ink drawing or where the invention is shown more clearly in a photograph.
www.uspto.gov /web/offices/pac/utility/utility.htm   (6603 words)

  Utility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Utility was originally viewed as a measurable quantity, so that it would be possible to measure the utility of each individual in the society with respect to each good available in the society, and to add these together to yield the total utility of all people with respect to all goods in the society.
A utility of 100 utils towards a cup of coffee is twice as desirable as a cup of tea with a utility level of 50 utils.
A utility of 100 towards an ice-cream cone is not twice as desirable as a utility of 50 towards a candy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Utility   (1243 words)

 Marginalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marginal utility, or marginal benefit, is the additional utility (satisfaction or benefit) that a consumer derives from an additional unit of a commodity or service (output).
Whatever the neurological basis, the result of diminishing marginal utility is that rather than having a lot of one good or a lot of another one, one prefers having some of both.
[2] While utility (in the sense of usefulness) has some objectivity, vital substances such as air, water, and staple foods are free or inexpensive, and marginal utility is somewhat subjective as the "value" of an additional unit of consumption would seem to be based on the individual's circumstances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marginal_utility   (1759 words)

 PlanetMath: utility
Utility is taken to be an absolute, accurate measurement of how desirable something is; in particular, it differs from money in three key ways.
A utility function is a function which specifies how much utility a player gets for a particular outcome.
This is version 5 of utility, born on 2002-07-24, modified 2004-04-28.
planetmath.org /encyclopedia/Utility.html   (163 words)

 Protecting Innovations by Utility Models   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A utility model is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which allows the right holder to prevent others from commercially using the protected invention, without his authorization, for a limited period of time.
In practice, protection for utility models is often sought for innovations of a rather incremental character which may not meet the patentability criteria.
The term of protection for utility models is shorter than for patents and varies from country to country (usually between 7 and 10 years without the possibility of extension or renewal).
www.wipo.int /sme/en/ip_business/utility_models/utility_models.htm   (365 words)

 Intuitions about declining marginal utility
The measure of declining marginal utility was the utility difference between the utilities of the highest and lowest pairs of quantities of goods, e.g., the utility difference between 50 and 60 years life expectancy minus the utility difference between 75 and 85 years.
Utility of this interval was larger when it was in the bottom third than in the middle third, and this was true for both goods (mean difference 4.3, t = 3.51, p =.0010) and ratings (mean 6.69, t = 4.08, p =.0002; the two kinds of judgment did not differ).
Utility of this interval was larger when it was in the bottom third than in the middle third, and this was true for both goods (mean difference 5.5, t = 4.76, p =.0000) and ratings (mean 7.37, t = 10.13, p =.0000).
www.sas.upenn.edu /~jbaron/jg.htm   (7131 words)

 Utility Trailer Sales of Utah, Inc.
Utility's stainless steel rear door frame is engineered for low maintenance, lower life cycle costs, and high durability.
Utility's wide frame flatbeds will leave you wide-eyed at just how strong, reliable, and yet light weight a wide frame can be.
Utility is the only company that designs, engineers, and manufactures the complete trailer from the ground up, including the platform, superstructure, and the curtains themselves.
www.utility-trailer.com /new.htm   (889 words)

 IPML Chapter 1, Jeremy Bentham, Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
The principle of utility recognizes this subjection, and assumes it for the foundation of that system, the object of which is to rear the fabric of felicity by the hands of reason and of law.
An action then may be said to be conformable to then principle of utility, or, for shortness sake, to utility, (meaning with respect to the community at large) when the tendency it has to augment the happiness of the community is greater than any it has to diminish it.
Of an action that is conformable to the principle of utility one may always say either that it is one that ought to be done, or at least that it is not one that ought not to be done.
www.la.utexas.edu /research/poltheory/bentham/ipml/ipml.c01.html   (1372 words)

 Utility Billing Services
Utility submetering is a cost effective method of passing the monthly utility expense from the landlord to the resident.
RUBS allows the landlord to allocate the utility expense using a method based on any one or combination of: square footage, number of occupants, number of rooms or number of fixtures.
To simplify the utility payment process, residents are provided Account Access to view their accounts and make online credit card payments.
www.studebakersubmetering.com /products_services_billing.htm   (358 words)

 Gazette.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A recent utility survey found that 72 percent of customers thought it was only fair that card users pay those fees rather than cover the cost by folding them into utility rates that every customer pays.
Utility officials said retailers and other businesses that accept credit cards price their goods and services to cover the cost of card fees.
Utility executives decided doing that would be unfair to customers who pay by cash or check, especially in an era when utility rates have been rising to pay for upgrades and additions to facilities.
www.gazette.com /display.php?id=1313294&secid=1   (668 words)

 Chapter 757 — Utility Regulation Generally
Every public utility is required to furnish adequate and safe service, equipment and facilities, and the charges made by any public utility for any service rendered or to be rendered in connection therewith shall be reasonable and just, and every unjust or unreasonable charge for such service is prohibited.
Every public utility shall also file with the commission copies of interstate rate schedules and rules and regulations issued by it or to which it is a party.
Any such interim increase for a public utility as defined in ORS 757.005 that produces, transmits, delivers or furnishes heat, light or power shall be effected by rates designed to increase the utility’s revenues without materially changing the revenue relationships among customer classes or between the revenues derived from demand charges and from energy charges.
www.leg.state.or.us /ors/757.html   (7735 words)

 utility on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The top utility stocks: a review of total shareholder returns shows how growth and merger strategies drove performance last year.
Utilities are like a box of chocolates; you never quite know what you're going to get, but it's a sure bet you'll need at least one.
TURBINE INC. is interested in utility computing to cope with surges in server demand when it releases new online multiplayer.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-utility.asp   (782 words)

 Utility, Usability and Likeability   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Similar considerations apply to flexibility which generally increases utility but may decrease usability because it involves the use of the system in modes for which it was not designed.
In examining the utility of the net and web it is useful to classify all the major services in terms of the significant distinctions that determine their relative utilities as shown in Figure 4.
Flexibility is generally positive for utility because it widens the range of applications, but it is often negative for usability in that it involves operating the system outside the range of situations for which it was designed to be usable.
ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /articles/WN96/WN96HF/WN96HF.html   (3727 words)

 GPS Utility - Home
GPS Utility Version 4.88 released 27th November 2007
GPS Utility is an easy-to-use application that allows you to manage, manipulate and map your GPS information.
To see some of the things you can do with GPS Utility checkout the Things to Do page.
www.gpsu.co.uk   (256 words)

 SFB 504 glossary: Utility, expected utility   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The concept of utility enters economic analysis typically via the concept of a utility function which itself is just a mathematical representation of an individual´s preferences over alternative bundels of consumption goods (or, more generally, over goods, services, and leisure).
A general treatment of the existence of an utility function is due to Debreu (1964).
An agent possesses a von Neumann-Morgenstern utility function if she ranks uncertain payoffs according to (higher) expected value of her utility of the individual outcomes that may occur.
www.sfb504.uni-mannheim.de /glossary/utility.htm   (140 words)

 Utility Windows
Utility windows, such as palettes and toolboxes, normally have borders.
A utility window should not appear in the panel window list unless it is, or may be, the only window shown by an application.
Otherwise, the utility window should be raised above the application when the application window itself is selected from the window list.
developer.gnome.org /projects/gup/hig/2.0/windows-utility.html   (1117 words)

 Economics Basics: Utility
Total utility is the aggregate sum of satisfaction or benefit that an individual gains from consuming a given amount of goods or services in an economy.
Marginal utility is the additional satisfaction, or amount of utility, gained from each extra unit of consumption.
Although total utility usually increases as more of a good is consumed, marginal utility usually decreases with each additional increase in the consumption of a good.
www.investopedia.com /university/economics/economics5.asp   (733 words)

 Maximizing Utility
For the purpose of illustrating some important ideas, this section will assume that goal-attainment can be measured in some unit of satisfaction or utility.
Our second table expands the first to show utility for various combinations of shirts and hamburgers.
Looking at all combinations possible, that is, to the left of the budget constraint (the numbers in red), one can see that the combination three shirts and two hamburgers maximize utility.
www.ingrimayne.com /econ/LogicOfChoice/UtilityFun.html   (335 words)

 Utility Computing
Utility Computing is a business model for computing in which resources (CPU power, storage space, etc.) are made available to the user on an as-needed basis.
The goal of the utility computing model is to maximize the efficient use of computing resources and minimize user costs.
Sun Grid Developer Community is to catalyst for the emergence of standards, infrastructure, architecture and partnerships for a pay-as-you-go, utility computing ecosystem.
www.sun.com /service/sungrid/index.jsp   (453 words)

 VERITAS Enables Utility Computing Through Software   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Availability – Data and applications must always be available, insulating the end user from a simple system failure right through to a complete site outage.
Automation – Hardware resources must be efficiently managed and the resources should adapt to changing business requirements, without the need for administrator intervention.
Using VERITAS software as an integral part of your utility computing strategy, you can transform your IT department from a cost center into a value center.
www.veritas.com /utilitycomputing/overview.html   (203 words)

 Intel® Chipset Identification Utility - Utility to Identify your Intel® Chipset
Please note that the purpose of this utility is to provide a general idea of your chipset in order to direct you to the appropriate support content.
It is neither designed nor intended to be used as a chipset verification utility nor does Intel guarantee it to be free from defects or errata.
If you choose to update, the utility performs a simple check of Intel's web site and will attempt to update the version you currently have if a newer version is detected.
www.intel.com /support/chipsets/inf/sb/cs-009266.htm   (431 words)

 Utility Billing - City of Geneva, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Utilities are billed monthly to approximately 9,800 customers; 7,800 residential and 2,000 commercial customers.
I have always paid my utility bill by mail, but I would like to have the City automatically deduct my utility bill from my checking account or just pay it online..
If you wish to continue to receive City utilities, pay the balance due indicated on the tag by the date and time shown on the tag.
www.geneva.il.us /Departments/utilitybilling.htm   (667 words)

 nslook Utility
A common and useful network utility, nslookup, is present on most Unix, Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems, but sadly lacking on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME systems.
The nslook utility sends its name resolution and address-lookup requests to whatever DNS server is currently configured for your Internet connection.
The nslook utility will send each argument (address) to your computer's DNS server for resolution and display the result.
www.pcpitstop.com /internet/nslook.asp   (427 words)

 Repair Disk Utility's Permissions
When that flag is set for an executable, OS X ignores who launched the executable, and instead, looks to the actual ownership of the executable file itself, and launches the executable as a process that's running at that level.
The Disk Utility executable handles most of the superficial things, such as when you resize the main window, or navigate through the menu commands.
Disk Utility Agent is the part of Disk Utility that handles the actual verification and repair of your disk, and verification and repair of the permissions of your disk, and so it therefore requires root-level privileges.
homepage.mac.com /mdouma46/fdup/fdup.html   (1966 words)

 Utility Trailer Sales-Omaha   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With simultaneous three-way loading from both sides and rear, the Utility Tautliner loads and unloads fast and easily, whether from docks or the ground.
With drop frames and temperature protecting insulated curtains to choose from, only the Utility Tautliner has the perfect solution to today's varied transportation requirements.
The Tautliner's light weight yet heavy-duty superstructure is fabricated to the same high quality standards as all Utility vans.
www.utility-omaha.com /taut.htm   (285 words)

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