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orb (ôrb) noun
1. A sphere or spherical
2. a. A celestial body, such as
the sun or moon. b. Archaic. The
3. One of a series of
concentric transparent spheres thought by ancient and medieval
astronomers to revolve about Earth and carry the celestial bodies.
4. A globe surmounted by a
cross, used as a symbol of monarchial power and justice.
5. An eye or eyeball.
6. Archaic. Something of
circular form; a circle or an orbit.
7. Archaic. A range of endeavor
or activity; a province.
orbed, orbing, orbs verb,
1. To shape into a circle or
2. Archaic. To encircle;
To move in an orbit.
[Middle English orbe, orbit,
from Old French, from Latin orbis, circle, disk, orbit.]
ORB (orb, O`R-B') noun
Acronym for object request broker. In client/server
applications, an interface to which the
client makes a request for an object. The ORB then directs the request
to the server containing the object and then returns the resulting
values to the client.
CORBA (kor'be, C`O-R`B-A')
Acronym for Common Object
Request Broker Architecture. A specification developed by the Object
Management Group in 1992 in which pieces of programs (objects)
communicate with other objects in other programs, even if the two
programs are written in different programming languages
and are running on different platforms. A program makes its request
for objects through an object request broker or ORB and thus does not
need to know the structure of the program from where the object comes.
CORBA is designed to work in object-oriented environments.
personal space/time relevancy:
1990 through _Live 93_. this was my introduction to electronic
music. i bought a used cassette of a _U.F.Orb_ promo for a
buck just to experiment away from the band format stuff i was
listening to... i was hooked. ambient house at its most
sublime. dub, nature, space, and a narrative. a very
cohesive conceptual entity until he decided to get arty and
experimental. the most dense ethereal sounds you can come down
to. - @Om*
- painting _Orbs_ by Jim
- 604 track _Orb Warning_ MP3
(192k) by Logic Bomb off of _Headware_
- sample: "what we got here is a failure
to communicate..." - from the film _Cool Hand Luke_
- breaks track _The Orb_ MP3 by Line Of Sight & Mesmer off of _Freedom / The Orb (Collabs Pt 2)_ on Kiosek #022 (2015)
- techno track _Orb_ MP3 by Pasquale
- release _Daleth
Of Elphame ep_ on Badorb
- _I Am The Red
Worm_ MP3 (192k)
- _Cool Harbour_
- _Outer Space_
- _Rich_ MP3 (192k) by Orbient
off of _Global Psychedelic Chillout Vol.
II_ compilation CDx2 on on Spirit Zone
- abstract downtempo
release _Treacherous Orb_ 12" by Time Attendant on More Than Human #004 (2014)
- _Iridium Watcher_
- _Voiders Delight_
- _The Hexapod
Star Shuffle_ MP3
- _Lethargy Quest_
- _Treacherous Orb_
- _Cloud Dousing_
- _In Time_ MP3 by Orbient
- track _Dismal Orb_ MP3 by Coil
off of _How To Destroy Angels_ CDs on Loci/Discordia
- space rock track _For A Small Blue Orb_ MP3
(160k) by Roy Montgomery off of _Silver Wheel Of
Prayer_ CD on VHF (2001)
- 604 track _Secure The Orbs_ MP3 (192k) by Logic
Bomb off of _World Techno Alliance_ compilation CD on Zillion Mental
- samples: "This is only our first orb. We
still have seven left to collect."; "You
again?"; "Yes, and we'll do everything we can to save
them."; "Find the orbs."
- film _2001: A Space Odyssey_
DVD directed by Stanley
- It is rumored that the
image of the star-child came to Kubrick from the "Spirit of the
Earth" in Shelley's _Prometheus
Unbound_: "Within the orb itself, Pillowed upon its alabaster
arms, Like to a child o'erwearied with sweet toil, On its own
folded wings and wavy hair The Spirit of the Earth is laid
- film _Sleeper_
(vhs/ntsc) directed by Woody Allen.
- "the orb" - an object of play
passed around in a social setting. When fondled, giving off
the effects of a stimulating narcotic and aphrodisiac. also
makes you want to dance.
- film _Groove_ (vhs/ntsc)
directed by Greg Harrison
- film _Heavy Metal_ is a collection of animated
stories loosely tied together by a story-telling orb.
- Gregg Hunter - first engineer (now known as
Subsurfing and Alien Soap Opera)
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