l33tsp34k. Or “Elite Speak” as the i-wish-i-was-a-hacker-but- i-don’t-know-anything-about-programming- or-server-protocols-so-instead-i-spend-a-LOT-of-time-in-chatrooms- trying-to-convince-newbies-that-i’m- elite-because-i’ve-got-nothing-better-to-do type people like to call it. You know, dorks. Now before i get lambasted, let me point out that just about anyone that is reasonably proficient with computers knows how to sp34k (3)l33t – it’s just goes with the territory. But most of us read it more than we write it because frankly we don’t have the time to use the shift key that much. It’s all a matter of priorities: are you finishing up that programming project that is due tommorrow morning? rallying a DOS attack against this or that manifistation of “the man”? or are you staring at your keyboard trying to come up with another cute way to represent a letter poorly that everyone else has somehow missed? -shrug-
Anyway, with that introduction i can now tell you about a funny link and a useful utility for those of you wanting to enter the mysterous world of l33tsp34k. Christian Hacker.org has created a new translation of the bible: The New Hacker Version (NHV). Complete with several levels of leet speak. If you follow a link you can translate any text you want into the various levels leet speak (and ghetto too). The following is my title in higher levels. 3nj0y.
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HIGH: $ <077'$ $0@|> b0X: 7|-|3 \^/0r|_|) @ <<0r|)1|\|9 70 $<077
EXTREME: $????'? $?@???> <: ?|-|3 ????? @?????1?? ?? $????
A nice video capturing the Bay Area Seqway Polo Team in action. Set to music to heighten the excitement.
Forget Ever Quest or the beta version of World Of Warcraft… save the $12/month and go play Kingdom of Loathing instead. KoL is online turn-based RPG with the BEST GRAPHICS EVER. Period. ;)
Seriously, this is a fun, free game that maintains the best elements of an RPG while constantly making fun of it. For those of you that are worried about another EverCrack addiction, KoL limits you to 40 adventures per day (except for your first day which is 80) which is probably 15-30 mins of game time. But if you don’t use your turns they will rollover up to 200 adv. Come join the fun, then i won’t have to join a lame clan that doesn’t get it’s daily dose of the Soapbox. :D
See a robot rip a door off a car!… And then have trouble letting the door go. I love robot distruction as much as the next guy, but after seeing this in action and driving around – I’m pretty sure that myself, the firefighters and the jaws of life would all be BBQing by the time this robot got into place to save me.
My favorite part was when the robot was removing an I-beam obstruction from in front of the car door and dropped it on the back of the car: oops!
There has been an age old debate between the sexes as to the male’s ability to aim — especially when inebriated. Well, now the debate can be put to rest with the help of a flash game. Have fun, I scored 38K, but the current high score is 55,841 (from someone with more practice peeing drunk, aparently ;) ). Also if anyone can explain what/why/how “J2O” helps your aim… nah, nevermind… I really don’t care.