View Full Version : Coincidence?
01-29-2008, 04:36 AM
I just got done dropping all of my comics, trades, and graphic novels into Comic Collector Live and ran a summary report. To my great surprise I ended up having EXACTLY 1337 dollars worth of comics. Anybody else notice something crazy cool about that number?! I almost flipped out!
That's the second time that's happened to me with stuff like this. The last time I built a PC I came up with parts that totaled exactly $1337. Maybe I'm alone in my excitement, but I thought it was worth sharing with people who most likely "get it" ;)
01-29-2008, 04:42 AM
I don't get it.
01-29-2008, 04:44 AM
I don't get it.Makes sense if you use leetspeak (leet = 1337). I'm just not sure why anyone would. ;)
01-29-2008, 06:35 AM
The numbers are bad...
01-29-2008, 07:00 AM
Look up 1337 on Wikipedia and you will get this:This page concerns 1337, the year. 1337 is also the "self-naming" of Leet.So, if you redirect to leet, you'll get this:Leet (written 31337, 1337, and l33t), or Leetspeak, is a written argot used primarily on the Internet, which uses various combinations of alphanumerics to replace Latinate letters. The term is derived from the word "elite", and the usage it describes is a specialized form of shorthand. Different dialects of leet are found on different online forums.
Initially, the word leet was used as an adjective, to primarily describe the behavior or accomplishments of others in the community. In that usage, Leet generally carries the same meaning when referring to either the game prowess or, in original usage, hacking expertise of another person. From adjective form its use then expanded to include use as an expletive in reaction to a demonstration of the former qualities. With the mass proliferation of Internet use in the 1990s into the 21st century, Leet has since become a part of Internet culture and slang. Leet may also be considered a substitution cipher, albeit with much variation from user to user.
As well as an extremely lengthy page consisting of:1 History
4.1 Rhyming and rhythm
4.2 Over-exclamation and other emphasis
5.1 Terminology and Common misspellings
5.2 Haxor and Suxxor, or Suxorz
5.6 Owned and Pwned
5.8 O RLY?
5.9 The @ sign
5.10 Leets (Anarchy online)
6 Leet used in other contexts
7 See also
10 External links This page is hilarious.
01-29-2008, 12:10 PM
Well, maybe it's not half as cool as I thought it was. eh, I got a kick out of it :)
01-29-2008, 09:31 PM
To what do you attribute your conduit to the numerological netherworld? Better be careful or Marty Sargent will show up at your door.
01-30-2008, 03:35 AM
I have to agree with Conner:
The numbers are bad...