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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hardware \Hard"ware'\ (h[aum]rd"w[^a]r'), noun

1. Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.

2. Any of the physical objects used in carrying out an activity, in contrast to the knowledge, skill, or theory required to perform the activity; mostly used collectively. [PJC]

3. Specifically: (Computers) The sum of all the physical objects, such as the electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices which comprise a computer system; as, the typical PC hardware suite consists of a mainboard and a number of peripherals such as hard drives and speakers, connected by adapter cards, but the input and output from users occurs mostly through the keyboard and monitor; contrasted with {software}, the programs executed by the computer. [PJC]

4. Specifically: (Military) The weapons, transport, and other physical objects used in conducting a war. [PJC]

5. (Slang) Weapons, especially handguns, carried on the person; as, check your hardware at the door before entering. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hardware

noun

1: major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)

2: instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal [syn: {hardware}, {ironware}]

3: (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system [syn: {hardware}, {computer hardware}] [ant: {computer software}, {package}, {software}, {software package}, {software program}, {software system}]


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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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