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drigz 06-14-2004 04:59 PM

are you 1337?
 
just to get an idea of the numbers...

EDIT: To any mods - I can't edit the poll - Can you change the question to "Can you speak 1337?". Some people seem to be misunderstanding. Thanks.

twilli227 06-14-2004 06:48 PM

What numbers are you talking about? I only see one number.
I'm bored

darin3200 06-14-2004 10:09 PM

Re: are you 1337?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by drigz
just to get an idea of the numbers...
... or to get numbers on how many kiddies

trickykid 06-14-2004 10:11 PM

Oh god, has it come to these types of questions in General.. I'll be sure to avoid it even more now..

Capt_Caveman 06-14-2004 10:22 PM

are you 1337?
Of course we are. Didn't you realize we're runnning this entire site off your grandmothers Windows Me box?

Shade 06-14-2004 11:33 PM

Meh?

I eat script kiddies for breakfast.

I have lobster for lunch.

--Shade

witeshark 06-14-2004 11:36 PM

OK! That is where I post now, all to say is: Extreme CC, and to you Shade :)

schatoor 06-15-2004 02:42 AM

That the hell is this thread about any way???

1351 06-15-2004 03:11 AM

no, im 1351, fuxx0r!!!!

(Sorry... sorry... I really don't communicate like that... it's the sleep dep talking.)

And for the benefit of those who don't what what the numbers mean:

Leet

Leet (often l33t, 31337, or 1337) is a cipher, or simply a novelty form of English spelling. It is characterized by the use of non-alphabet characters to stand for letters bearing a superficial resemblance, and by a number of quasi-standard spelling changes such as the substitution of "z" for final "s" and "x" for "(c)ks". Leet is traditionally used on the Internet and other online communities, such as bulletin board systems, to complement Internet slang or "chatspeak". Leet is used by hackers, crackers, script kiddies and gamers, and even lamers. While leet was once an extremely popular trend amongst hackers, the current trend favors proper spelling and grammar, which some believe serves as a more effective form of expression. Many skilled hackers of today do not normally use leet due to its association with Internet users whom they dislike, pejoratively dubbed lamers. However, leet is a cultural phenomenon amongst hackers, and is known and used (usually in the jocular) by many computer professionals because of this.

Certain factions maintain that "true" leetspeak is spelled correctly, with the exceptions described above. They do not consider the use of extreme short forms (such as b, or u) to be leet or leetspeak; instead, they refer to it by such terms as "AOL speak" because they associate such habits with people who chat using MSN Messenger or AOL Instant Messenger. Another habit which is sometimes associated with leetspeak or Internet chatting is capitalizing every other letter (JuSt LiKe ThIs), sometimes called stickycaps. A similar habit involves capitalizing every letter except for vowels (JuST LiKe THiS).

Stolen from http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Leet.html

Does anyone else find it vaguely ironic that there's a dictionary definition for 1337?

Ming Dao 06-15-2004 03:34 AM

It's all terribly stupid, immature behavior for people who apparently can't speak proper English...

dave_starsky 06-15-2004 03:17 PM

1337 h4x0rs make me laugh, they're such idiots.

now... wheres my porn gone?

1351 06-15-2004 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by dave_starsky
now... wheres my porn gone?
Hey, cool, someone else here for the porn... how about all those hot naked penguins, eh?

laceupboots 06-15-2004 05:26 PM

I bet that won't be asked in Trivia Pursuit.

Bruce Hill 06-15-2004 05:40 PM

GNU/Linux is aimed at skilled users, not the 3l33T3 war3z crowd. (1f U sp3ll l1k3 th1s, gu3ss wh1ch U R)

pepsi 06-15-2004 07:04 PM

leet is a pain in the ass, i got a couple friends who say it one even got a leet site n3rdv4n4.com and thats annoying


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