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  • On each table there was a different classic home computer or videogame system, accompanied by tiered racks that appeared to hold a complete collection of its peripherals, controllers, software, and games.†   (source)
  • I have voltage controllers in my kit!†   (source)
  • Destructive, powerful controllers of heat and fire.†   (source)
  • The controllers, though, aren't Colombian.†   (source)
  • I walked over to Danny and told him to get the comms up and let the controllers know we were down.†   (source)
  • I mean, even air-traffic controllers and the president of the United States take vacations, but look at your average high school student, and you'll see someone who's putting in time twenty-four hours a day, for the entire length of the school year.†   (source)
  • He could turn the ship by pulling on the throttle, fire weapons by sampling an album, or raise sails by shaking his Wii controllers really fast.†   (source)
  • I grabbed one of the controllers.†   (source)
  • She's with the camp controllers, I reminded myself.†   (source)
  • SIGINT routinely jammed communication between Aidid's fire controllers and the mortarmen.†   (source)
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  • While SEALs, Marines, and Army Rangers played a role in the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, it was fought predominantly by fewer than a hundred Special Forces Green Berets, working with the CIA and a handful of Air Force combat air controllers.†   (source)
  • It isn't with the air-traffic controllers or with the people who built the airplane.†   (source)
  • The other half of the room was taken up with a large television screen, a glossy black coffee table on which were scattered games and controllers, and low leather couches.†   (source)
  • He returned a minute later with a handful of television cables and video-game controllers.†   (source)
  • The gamers I'd seen the night before had fallen asleep on the couch with the controllers still in their hands.†   (source)
  • There was precedent for what they were doing; during World War II, British intelligence kept an entire network of captured German spies alive and functioning in the minds of their Abwehr controllers, feeding them false and deceptive intelligence in the process.†   (source)
  • Steve paused and looked up as one of' the ground controllers started waving.†   (source)
  • Every once in a while a story would start about how young girls were stolen and enslaved by the controllers of the industry, and perhaps many of the stories were true.†   (source)
  • Leaping from their seats, controllers cheered, hugged, and cried.†   (source)
  • Then there's the domineering Kennedy Airport air traffic controllers ordering the planes around.†   (source)
  • The room bustled with activity as the dozens of controllers each made final preparations for launch.†   (source)
  • That done, most of the air traffic controllers were getting the heck out of Dodge.†   (source)
  • As the aircraft climbed, air controllers saw smoke trailing from the right engine.†   (source)
  • "Sure," I said, pointing to where they could find the extra controllers.†   (source)
  • Two years into life at Thurmond, the camp controllers started work on the Factory.†   (source)
  • You only gave them what the PSFs and camp controllers took away from them—a choice.†   (source)
  • They'd been closest to the Tower—better, the controllers thought, to keep an eye on them.†   (source)
  • We also learned to communicate directly with aircraft from the ground-getting them to see what we can see, relaying information through the satellites to the controllers.†   (source)
  • Analysis reveals dozens of curious items hidden among the mounds of treasure, most notably: several early home computers (an Apple Ile, a Commodore 64, an Atari 800XL, and a TRS-80 Color Computer 2), dozens of videogame controllers for a variety of game systems, and hundreds of polyhedral dice like those used in old tabletop role-playing games.†   (source)
  • No mention of the magic word "emergency," which is what air traffic controllers are trained to listen for.†   (source)
  • The controllers monitored everything and were ready to help in any way they could, but the communication latency between Hermes and Earth rendered them powerless to do anything but watch.†   (source)
  • That's what Ratwatte meant when he said that no American would have been so fatally intimidated by the controllers at Kennedy Airport.†   (source)
  • On stormy nights, air traffic controllers hear pilots talking about running out of fuel all the time.†   (source)
  • According to another of the controllers who handled 052 that night, Klotz spoke "in a very nonchalant manner There was no urgency in the voice."†   (source)
  • There is a point in the transcript where the cultural miscommunication between the controllers and Klotz becomes so evident that it is almost painful to read.†   (source)
  • "The thing you have to understand about that crash," Ratwatte said, "is that New York air traffic controllers are famous for being rude, aggressive, and bullying.†   (source)
  • This one began leaping around the deck, stuffing things in a burlap bag—Piper's dagger, Leo's Wii controllers.†   (source)
  • She moved into the living room, which seemed frozen in time: The TV was on, the screen showing dark static, the two game controllers still on the couch.†   (source)
  • He had headed the human-performance division of the team, searching for errors possibly committed by the flight crew or air-traffic controllers.†   (source)
  • SIGINT told us they'd picked up a conversation between one of Aidid's fire controllers and the mortarmen he was directing.†   (source)
  • We settled in on the couch with our hot chocolate, a bag of marshmallows, the game controllers, and the unzipped sleeping bag spread across our laps.†   (source)
  • Two men, Michael and some dude I'd never seen before, sat on kitchen chairs in front of the TV, controllers in their hands.†   (source)
  • The CIA, SIGINT, and military counterintelligence took eleven guys into custody who were believed to be the controllers and launchers of the enemy mortar teams.†   (source)
  • A floor-to-ceiling bookcase overflowed with paperbacks, and gaming controllers crowded around the computer monitor and keyboard on his desk.†   (source)
  • The camp controllers tried to keep things as simple as possible; they set up rows and rows of tables lengthwise across the dusty concrete floor.†   (source)
  • They had us dig out the foundation for the Factory, but the camp controllers didn't trust us with the actual building of it.†   (source)
  • The camp controllers started forcing the doctors to dump the waste themselves when the budget got cut.†   (source)
  • "That the camp controllers had embedded a frequency in it that only Oranges, Reds, and Yellows could detect," I said.†   (source)
  • Which was probably why he was the first one the camp controllers shot in the back of the head the night the kids tried to make their escape.†   (source)
  • I'd suffered the aftereffects, of course—power outages across the camp, White Noise when the camp controllers thought one of them had done it on purpose.†   (source)
  • The camp grew so large that the controllers staggered our schedules, so we ate by color and gender—and even then, it was still a tight squeeze fitting everyone at the tables.†   (source)
  • Cate had told me as much, when she explained the camp controllers had embedded a certain frequency in the White Noise to root out any of the dangerous ones still hiding out in the other cabins.†   (source)
  • Because the second thing you have to understand, is that everyone—my father, the camp controllers, the scientists, the PSFs, the Children's League—they've been lying to you this entire time.†   (source)
  • And even that I only knew because the camp controllers had strung up pictures of his son, Clancy, all over camp as proof to us that we, too, could be reformed.†   (source)
  • The PSFs and camp controllers enforced the rule with the same level of severity they did with the kids who—however intentionally or unintentionally—used their abilities.†   (source)
  • More importantly, Jack took great pleasure in antagonizing the camp controllers by using his abilities to lift things off their belts and out of their pockets, or to throw things into their paths so that they'd trip and fall in front of everyone.†   (source)
  • The way things were at Thurmond …. the camp controllers were so vigilant about making sure that we were terrified of getting caught using our abilities, and we were made to understand from the beginning that what we were, and what we could do, was dangerous and unnatural.†   (source)
  • They made a point of harassing the camp controllers at every turn, hurting the PSFs, setting their cabins and the Washrooms on fire, trying to talk their way out of the gate or driving the adults insane by putting images of murdered families or cheating wives in their heads.†   (source)
  • I took the pills and shoved them into the standard-issue sports bra the camp controllers had bestowed on us when they realized fifteen hundred teenage girls weren't going to stay twelve and flat forever.†   (source)
  • Not for all the Controllers in the world. l shall go away to-morrow too.†   (source)
  • "In the end," said Mustapha Mond, "the Controllers realized that force was no good.†   (source)
  • One of the Ten World Controllers.†   (source)
  • He was going to say "future World controllers," but correcting himself, said "future Directors of Hatcheries," instead.†   (source)
  • The Controllers had the island of Cyprus cleared of all its existing inhabitants and re-colonized with a specially prepared batch of twenty-two thousand Alphas.†   (source)
  • Nowadays the Controllers won't approve of any new game unless it can be shown that it requires at least as much apparatus as the most complicated of existing games.†   (source)
  • When nineteen out of the twenty-two thousand had been killed, the survivors unanimously petitioned the World Controllers to resume the government of the island.†   (source)
  • I was given the choice: to be sent to an island, where I could have got on with my pure science, or to be taken on to the Controllers' Council with the prospect of succeeding in due course to an actual Controllership.†   (source)
  • I was given the choice: to be sent to an island, where I could have got on with my pure science, or to be taken on to the Controllers' Council with the prospect of succeeding in due course to an actual Controllership.†   (source)
  • All this the Thanatopsis Club was to accomplish with no difficulty whatever, since its several husbands were the controllers of business and politics.†   (source)
  • …social positions and the offensive briskness of the man who has numerous engagements, or the yet more offensive quietness of the person who is amused by his inferiors; master technicians, readers of papers at medical congresses, executives and controllers, unafraid to operate before a hundred peering doctors, or to give well-bred and exceedingly final orders to subordinates; captaingenerals of medicine, never doubting themselves, great priests and healers; men mature and wise and…†   (source)
  • And by reading of these Greek, and Latine Authors, men from their childhood have gotten a habit (under a false shew of Liberty,) of favouring tumults, and of licentious controlling the actions of their Soveraigns; and again of controlling those controllers, with the effusion of so much blood; as I think I may truly say, there was never any thing so deerly bought, as these Western parts have bought the learning of the Greek and Latine tongues.†   (source)
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  • Isaac dropped his controller in disappointment.   (source)
    controller = proper name - without obvious relation to myth
  • Maya belly flops onto her bed and grabs a controller off the floor.†   (source)
  • Fred, who was soon to become an air traffic controller, had a new prosthetic leg.†   (source)
  • Head mission controller for Apollo?†   (source)
  • Use with Joystick Controller   (source)
  • He grins, pretends he's putting on a helmet, then he pushes the controller to its max position and takes off across the room.†   (source)
  • The controller was vague.†   (source)
  • He's now studying to be an air traffic controller.†   (source)
  • Grover was in the controller's booth now, slamming away at the buttons.†   (source)
  • The timer controller began the verbal countdown.†   (source)
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  • They weren't able to put that across to the controller.†   (source)
  • Somebody jammed a paper clip into the controller!†   (source)
  • Hey, Rico, hand me a controller.†   (source)
  • THE MARINES BROUGHT IN A FAC (FORWARD AIR controller), to call in air support against the insurgents.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant Murphy, as command controller, called the shot.†   (source)
  • Maybe there's a hacker-in-charge, an en, sitting in the Enterprise's control tower, moving these guys around like an air traffic controller.†   (source)
  • Unsurprisingly, the punishment for talking back to a PSF or camp controller was the same, only you also weren't given food and, sometimes, not even water.†   (source)
  • Outstanding!" the controller responded.†   (source)
  • The fire controller advised, "Don't chew your khat until the adjustments and battle damage assessments are made."†   (source)
  • But Adam was a JTAC [joint terminal attack controller] and he didn't like getting shot at.†   (source)
  • Since they now knew how to solder, they could connect the propellers and cameras to the controller.†   (source)
  • The controller.†   (source)
  • He flicked a handheld controller toward the screen.†   (source)
  • I lobbed my controller at his head, but of course he ducked and made me miss.†   (source)
  • The air controller here in the tower!†   (source)
  • Jordan was usually to be found sprawled out on their futon, his long legs dangling over the side, the controller for their Xbox in his hand.†   (source)
  • I put down the controller.†   (source)
  • At three and a half miles out, the radar controller issued a warning.†   (source)
  • "That is the space fighter," the tactical controller stated.†   (source)
  • The fighter controller's voice said, "Sunflower Four, we have a bogy.†   (source)
  • In May fifty-one I was posted to Berlin as D.C.A.—Deputy Controller of Area.†   (source)
  • I put my controller down and leaned back on our foam couch and was asleep.†   (source)
  • He reached over to pick up his video game controller, my sign to go back downstairs.†   (source)
  • Several of the guys groaned when Rico snagged my controller.†   (source)
  • The landing controller was calling the shots… "One minute… Thirty seconds!†   (source)
  • "…. and liftoff of the Iris supply probe," the timer controller said.†   (source)
  • Do you know the average age of the mission controller during the Apollo program?†   (source)
  • I feigned hurling my Intellivision controller at him.†   (source)
  • "Wait!" the controller heard himself whimper at the sight of the handcuffs.†   (source)
  • Thank you very much" in response to the controller's question about their fuel state.†   (source)
  • They listened to the timer controller's voice as it echoed across the grandstands.†   (source)
  • The controller fumbled through his records.†   (source)
  • The plane's air traffic controller calls out one last time.†   (source)
  • He reached for the second Intellivision controller, but I snatched it up and tossed it to Aech.†   (source)
  • "Go, Flight," was the reply from the guidance controller.†   (source)
  • I don't know," the controller said honestly.†   (source)
  • "Mitch," Teddy said to the flight controller, "what about the launch?"†   (source)
  • Leo stepped forward, wagging his Wii controller.†   (source)
  • Spade Flight, you have four Atolls after you," the voice of the Hawkeye's controller said.†   (source)
  • He was sitting on the floor, fiddling with the Xbox controller.†   (source)
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