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Postby xyzyxx » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:17 pm

On the back of the box for Uplink: Hacker Elite, it mentions "Uplink offers two totally different paths to 'l33t' hacker status." When I started playing the game and learned about the different ranks you can achieve, I figured that 'l33t' was the highest rank you could get to. But then I found out that 'l33t' isn't even a rank at all! The highest rank is 'TERMINAL.' Can someone tell me what 'l33t' is supposed to mean?
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Postby MarkeZ » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:21 pm

l33t,leet,elite, the best. Uplink offers two storyline paths to follow, when it ends you're supposed to be the best hacker alive, thus a l33t hacker.
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Postby xyzyxx » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:24 pm

ok, I understand what you mean, but that sounds weird. Thanks anyway for the answer.
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Postby Somnolent » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:36 am

I thought it was "1337?"
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Postby MarkeZ » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:39 am

or 31337, it's the same thing
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Postby Dustan » Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:21 am

I found this flash video called tales of L33T it is kinda funny. Its a new take on Romeo and Juliet I thought you might like to see. http://www.starterupsteve.com/swf/romjul.html
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Postby Liquid Data » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:05 pm

@ xyzyxx:

There is some kind of "1337" language that replaces normal letters with numbers and other characters. It is mainly used by crackers, script-kiddies and warez-people, but also by gamers. If you want to learnmore, look here:

http://www.1337.org.uk

Hope you're not afraid of strange sounds and awful spelling on a website. O.o

(Edited by Liquid Data at 5:07 pm on July 22, 2003)


(Edited by Liquid Data at 5:07 pm on July 22, 2003)
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Postby bgreene2001 » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:12 pm

No, it's only used by skript-kiddies.  Not hackers, crackers, gamers, or anyone else with half a brain.

Oh, normal people use it to make fun of those with single-digit IQ's sometimes.
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Postby Liquid Data » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:22 pm

Quote: from bgreene2001 on 5:12 pm on July 22, 2003[br]No, it's only used by skript-kiddies.  Not hackers, crackers, gamers, or anyone else with half a brain.

Oh, normal people use it to make fun of those with single-digit IQ's sometimes.


I've seen gamers using this. But okay, they were all around 12 oder 13 years old. :rolleyes: So I guess they pass as script kiddes as well. :P

It isn't really good for anything - except making fun of others, yes.
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Postby AnthonyS » Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:51 pm

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Postby Starfyre » Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:32 pm

Oh no! Swedish! Or maybe leet? Results in the same stuff. :P
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Postby Flamekebab » Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:38 pm

VA?!?!
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Svenska ser ju inte ut så!
De ser ju inte alls som 1337!
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Postby NVShacker » Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:42 am

Wow, it does look similar.
Less numbers though.

I use 1337 as a joke. Not a religion.

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Postby Tuxedo Penguin » Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:22 am

Quote: from bgreene2001 on 4:12 pm on July 22, 2003[br]No, it's only used by skript-kiddies.  Not hackers, crackers, gamers, or anyone else with half a brain.

Oh, normal people use it to make fun of those with single-digit IQ's sometimes.


You wanna bet its not used by gamers?  Play Counter-Strike and not find l337.  I dare you.
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Postby Tuxedo Penguin » Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:23 am

In a friendly way of course.
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