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  • out-of-band
    [from telecommunications and network theory] adj. 1. In software, describes values of a function which are not in its `natural' range of return values,... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    Ob-


    /ob/ pref. Obligatory. A piece of netiquette acknowledging that the author has been straying from the newsgroup's charter topic. For example, if a posting in alt.sex is a response to a part of someone else's posting that has nothing particularly to do with sex, the author may append `ObSex' (or `Obsex') and toss off a question or vignette about some unusual erotic act. It is considered a sign of great winnitude when your Obs are more interesting than other people's whole postings.