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A retail grocer, for example, must have a stock of groceries and other merchandise to sell to customers. The grocer must also have wrapping supplies and store equipment to serve customers properly and efficiently. Besides these, a supply of cash must be on hand for making change and paying expenses. This property is called the assets of the business. A business owner often obtains some of these assets by purchasing them on credit and promising to pay for them at some future date. The persons to whom these debts are owed are called the creditors of the business. They have claims against the assets until the debts are paid. The creditors’ claims are called liabilities of the business. If the assets are owned free of debt, the proprietor may claim their entire value. If there are liabilities, the proprietor can claim only the value that remains after deducting the liabilities from the as- sets. This claim against the assets is called a proprietorship or capital.
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Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle 746

sv_libertarian writes 'A panicked person in Kirkland, WA called local police on Wednesday, claiming they saw someone walking down the street with an AK-47. It was actually a Bungie employee carrying an overgrown model of a Halo sniper rifle, which resembles an AK-47 as much as a Volkswagen resembles a Formula 1 racer.' Halo 3: ODST is set to launch on September 22nd, and fans got some new details and early looks at the game during PAX.

Kernel 2.6.31 To Speed Up Linux Desktop 360

Dan Jones writes "As the Linux community looks forward to another kernel release, the kernel hackers have been working on improving the memory management so that the X desktop responsiveness is doubled under high memory pressure. The result is an improved desktop experience. Benchmarks on memory-tight desktops show clock time and major faults reduced by 50 per cent, and pswpin numbers (memory reads from disk) are reduced to about one-third. Another improvement coming with 2.6.31 is kernel mode-setting support for ATI Radeon graphics cards, enabling faster user switching and a more seamless startup experience. Peripheral developments that will also improve the Linux desktop experience include support for the new USB 3.0 specification and a new Firewire stack. Even minor Linux releases have heaps of new features these days!"

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