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Offline ajspiano

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"leet" ?
« on: August 13, 2012, 01:30:29 PM »
logged on just now..  see this under my name..   not sure if it'll stay so I screen shot it.. .




oh wait  hahaha.  I got it. post number 1337. Piano street filter wins.

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Re: "leet" ?
«Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 02:07:25 PM »
Yes I had that too I think everyone has that... but what is it about?  :-\ What's with 1337??  :-\ I don't really get it...

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Re: "leet" ?
«Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 02:38:37 PM »
Yes I had that too I think everyone has that... but what is it about?  :-\ What's with 1337??  :-\ I don't really get it...

I'll probably get the origins wrong..   but i think essentially, elite computer hackers were at some staged forced to come up with a code based language where each letter was substituted with a number or symbol (but its pretty dynamic and made up on the spot - you have to use your brain a bit to figure it out). The language is called, leet-speak..  1337 is leet, as a direct translation.

Its since become a little more commonly used in web-chat though I think, you can even get facebook to write everything in leet - its in the language options i think (atleast it used to be), though its simple (and pretty annoying to deal with)

example of more complex leet..   "  |= /-\(   "    (this spells "face")
|=      - "F"
/-\      - "A"
(        - "C"
3       - "E"


Offline littletune

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Re: "leet" ?
«Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 02:52:22 PM »
Oh... I understand... thanks for explaining! :) that's kinda cool  8) I didn't think of that, I thought it was some weird number that you were not supposed to say or write or something  ;D  :P

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: "leet" ?
«Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 09:04:45 PM »
I'll probably get the origins wrong..   but i think essentially, elite computer hackers were at some staged forced to come up with a code based language where each letter was substituted with a number or symbol (but its pretty dynamic and made up on the spot - you have to use your brain a bit to figure it out). The language is called, leet-speak..  1337 is leet, as a direct translation.

Its since become a little more commonly used in web-chat though I think, you can even get facebook to write everything in leet - its in the language options i think (atleast it used to be), though its simple (and pretty annoying to deal with)

example of more complex leet..   "  |= /-\(   "    (this spells "face")
|=      - "F"
/-\      - "A"
(        - "C"
3       - "E"



Leet or 1337 means elite.  A lot of people say that when playing MMORPG's. 

I used to play runescape back when I was a kid.  So...  I'm kind of a loser for knowing this lol.
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Offline j_menz

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Re: "leet" ?
«Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 03:33:09 AM »
Oh dear, yet another field of human "endeavour" I didn't know how happy I was to be ignorant of.
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Re: "leet" ?
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