yeah, 5-7-5. billy ftw.
doesnt he have 4-7-4?
clowns are sca-ry 4
u-ni-cy-cles are fu-nny 7
i'm wear-ing pants 4
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Yeah I fall into this category as well. There was a time in my life when, due to high levels of gaming, I spoke in 1337 and read the 1337 others wrote simply because it was expected. Now I'll give you my perspective on this whole thing and you can do whatever you want with it. Read it, ignore it, love it or hate it, I don't care. It's dumb, but it's tempered by several years of experience and might make you think differently if you have an open mind.Originally Posted by Tevesh
In sociological terms, the advent of the internet meant many things. It brought people with common interests and ideologies together and bound them into communities. The age group with the most time to devote to the internet when it began to become mainstream was of course the younger generations. My first online experiences as a real internet gamer and a child of the gaming golden age started at age 12. There were some earlier experiences having occurred at age 11 without the same sense of community due to my being on dialup and a foregoing of online gamer communities for games of warcraft online with people whose IP's I knew, meaning people I knew in real life and acquired their ip's from them in person. But once I hit 12, we were given cable internet, and everything changed for myself and my brother. Quake was a big thing at the time, and of course, new user made modifications were popping out every week. People were coding and designing their own games. In a mod team every person had a role and this specialization was reproduced over and over. The project leader was usually a coder, the only person who could incite people to trust his project because he was the lynchpin in the process. He'd have a buddy of his who knew html serve as the site admin and they'd host their site with their content and finally put up a forum, which would become host to its own special community. Then the mappers and the modelers would come, specialists who had their own form of fame. Then you had the clans, with a new clan being formed nearly every day, and another one coming apart at the same rate. Needless to say, there was a lot going on, even if all the majority of what transpired lacked substance.
But even if we didn't all know each other, with the community being really a community of communities, a vast sort of collection of collections of people, we all had one thing that bound us, an identity. And that identity took many different shapes and forms. But most of all, it was universal within our group. It was our own thing. Not to be handed out or given away lightly. If you were part of a gamer collective, it was because you were a gamer, not because you wanted to come online and chat with strangers and act like one of them. Either you were a gamer or you had no place there. This led to a lot of ostracizing of other internet users. Favorite targets were groups like AOL users, Furries, and internet newbies (not gaming noobs, those got a different sort of treatment, or hazing).
So 1337 was really just a meme created by this group that really didn't pass these things on to others intentionally. It doesn't have to be intentional online. LOL, LMAO, and ROFL, are gamer creations, no one specifically passed them on to people who didn't play games, they just traveled, like everything else. Those were the conventions of a man with about six eights of a second to type before they went back to wall/loopstrafing and bunnyhopping and more than one guy aiming their rocket launcher at his feet while everyone raced to be the lucky bastard who hit 30 kills and ended the round.
You can like it, you can hate it, but you are about 4 years too late to see it in action. The people who use it now generally lack any original experience with it. Because most of the ones who actually used it during its heyday have modernized and moved on. What's left is a nostalgic in-joke, with less and less of the "in" as time goes on.
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I must admit even though it annoys me from time to time, one year ago, I thought leet was interesting and funny and could read it almost as fluently as english. Don't know how I grew out of it so fast...I can still read it though...
i think its pretty cool anyway i'd love to be a hacker as thats what i am kinda called in school even though i am not one. i just figured out some flaws withiin the systems and used them to my advantage. like having 400gig of space. putting games so we can play in class, etc
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I did stuff like that and got called a hacker. But I wasn't a hacker, all me and my freind did was steal ram chips from broken machines and put them in the machines that still worked, we then figured out how to get near unrestricted internet access on the thin client machines (you pulled the network cable out and do something with the troubleshoot window (win 9 then reinsert the cable, I can't remember exactly how you do it though), we also figured out (useing the above method) how to get over 30 gigs of space on the thin client machines and we also figured out how to get remote access to the thinclient server through the regular machines (can't remeber how it was done). We also brought our laptops into school and managed to transfer encarta onto them (encarta program files were in a public access folder).Originally Posted by X Unrealpk I
The only othe stuff we did, was pranks like swap the "m" and the "n" keys, put tape underneath the mice, un plug the keyboards and mice, swap network cables and swap around the thin client towers so they wouldn't log in.