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Old 05-17-2006, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wtf does fob mean?
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here's a good site to look up stuff like that which youre not sure of the meaning

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um, ok....ive seen it used on this thise and other car places, but they use it realating to the key remote like key fob or something like that...
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I think this is the definition you were looking for:
1. A short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch and worn hanging in front of the vest or waist.
2. An ornament or seal attached to such a chain or ribbon.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think this is the definition you were looking for:
1. A short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch and worn hanging in front of the vest or waist.
2. An ornament or seal attached to such a chain or ribbon.
wtf does a ribbon or chain have to do with a key or alarm remote? damn this is confusing
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um, ok....ive seen it used on this thise and other car places, but they use it realating to the key remote like key fob or something like that...
HAHAHA i wasnt even thinking it might be car related when i typed it in
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YOu may have seen it referred to as your car's remote:

A fob, or more commonly called a key fob, is a small security hardware device with built-in authentication used to control and secure access to network services and data. The key fob displays a randomly generated access code, which changes periodically, usually every 30 to 60 seconds. A user first authenticates themselves on the key fob with a personal identification number (PIN), followed by the current code displayed on the device.

Key fob is also a word used to describe a key chain and several other similar items and devices. The word fob is believed to have originated from watch fobs, which existed as early as 1888. The fob refers to an ornament attached to a pocket-watch chain. Key chains, car starters, garage door openers, and keyless entry devices on hotel room doors are also called fobs.
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^^ So concludes our English class for the month. Now that is what I call a definitive answer. Thank you DRZ for enlightening me. Juat another reason why I love this site.
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wow, ok, i get it now, thanks
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