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Postby Applewoodtree » August 25th, 2006, 6:46 pm

Oh dear, what have I gotten myself into? I don't really understand what l33t is or all the other things..
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Postby smartchance21 » August 26th, 2006, 4:01 am

whew
there for a second i thought i was gonna be the only one
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Postby cheery_littlebottom » August 26th, 2006, 8:38 pm

nope - there's at least three of us! :D
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Postby The_Bad_Man » August 26th, 2006, 10:07 pm

Basically there is such a thing as 'internet speak', which mostly involves replacing letters with numbers. I don't know much about it as generally it's used by sad people who play counter strike. But like with the word noob, would be spealt with n00b, replacing the letter o with 0. Same they replace e with 3 and a with 4.
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Postby Applewoodtree » August 29th, 2006, 11:17 am

Ahh like those car number plate things? (Even with the real letters there, what's a leet?)
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Postby cheery_littlebottom » August 29th, 2006, 11:21 am

I always thought it was something small and slimy, like a leech... I'm sure I'm as wrong as possible.
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Postby Applewoodtree » August 29th, 2006, 11:27 am

Yeah that sounds more plausible than "Scottish for Late"
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Postby cheery_littlebottom » August 29th, 2006, 11:28 am

:lol: I prefer your interpretation
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Postby Applewoodtree » August 29th, 2006, 11:39 am

Well, I prefer yours, lets swap!
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Postby cheery_littlebottom » August 29th, 2006, 11:53 am

okay!

*wraps her explanation in some nice yellow and orange patterned paper and sends it over to Apple*

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Postby NorkNork » August 29th, 2006, 6:32 pm

"1337", or "leet", is originally an abreviation of "31337", or "eleet", i.e. "elite". Over time it was shortened to the neologism "leet", which basically means "highly skilled".
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Postby Archaic Lobster » August 29th, 2006, 8:22 pm

Forgive me for asking, but is this foam detrimental? I tried the link, but it told me to log in and I got intimidated.
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Postby Greebo » August 29th, 2006, 8:32 pm

As I understand it, it was a chunk of this foam (covered with ice, caused by the moisture in the air and the cryogenic temperatures of the liquid fuel) that damaged the shuttle wing and caused the last accident...

(P.S. this thread is quite old, I'm afraid I inadvertantly resurrected it to dispel the "NASA space pen" myth - urban myths and the correction thereof is a hobby of mine ;) )
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Postby The_Bad_Man » August 29th, 2006, 9:12 pm

nah nah, it's ok greebo, we have already decided that you are a newb, which has subsequently led on to the further development of this thread.

Through your noobness you have created discussion on this forum, which is always a good thing... i sir, salute your newbity.
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Postby llamedos » August 29th, 2006, 11:54 pm

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