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punch card

(pŭnch kard),
A card on which data are stored by means of holes made in specified positions so that data can be sorted, processed, and analyzed; method still used in developing world.
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These are slightly more "modern" than the paper punch cards, but still have many of the same problems for both franchisees and consumers as paper punch cards.
To sweeten the deal, Mountain Khakis will recognize the sales associate with the most punch cards redeemed during that season as the "Posse Outlaw" twice annually.
The Netherlands in 1939 had one of the most accurate census methods in the world with all sorts of information about its citizens stored on Hollerith punch cards.
By counting punch cards at a centralized counting center that is not open to the public--an obvious invitation for something one on the inside to swap boxes of incoming ballot for pre-punched ballots with desired outcomes.
3 percent that weren't counted in those counties when they used punch cards in 2000.
Carts include storage/workspace and are available with a variety of drawer arrangements to support punch card or prescription box systems.
The new law also authorizes an immediate infusion of $325 million to replace punch card and lever voting systems.
My grandfather worked for one of the larger paperstock dealers in Los Angeles, and my dad eventually began to service smaller computer punch card accounts for them," remarks Jason Young.
The state brought in the machines after outlawing their old punch card systems in the wake of the 2000 US presidential election recount debacles.
His holes are 10 nanometers, or billionths of a metre, in size and about three billion of them fit in a punch card hole.
The result is akin to a nanotech version of the venerable data processing 'punch card' developed more than 110 years ago, but with two crucial differences: the 'Millipede' technology is re-writeable (meaning it can be used over and over again), and may be able to store more than 3 billion bits of data in the space occupied by just one hole in a standard punch card.