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    Microsoft educates n00b parents on leet speak

    Microsoft is seeking to educate parents of 1337 h4x0rs in the art of leet speak.

    Ph33r mE!

    teh pwnage

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...n/kidtalk.mspx


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    Re: Microsoft educates n00b parents on leet speak

    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquility
    Microsoft is seeking to educate parents of 1337 h4x0rs in the art of leet speak.

    Ph33r mE!

    teh pwnage

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...n/kidtalk.mspx

    Like, there'll always be slang, man.

    BTW, is "7341" a color?

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    Almost seems like a joke site.

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    I still think you're average Marge/Homer, computer quasi-literate parental units will remain hopelessly behind the curve on this. That little "primer" is barely touching the tip.

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    637 w!7h 73h 5ickn355

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    637 w!7h 73h 5ickn355
    Interesting variation, I don't see "7" used as a "T" very often.

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    Re: Microsoft educates n00b parents on leet speak

    Quote Originally Posted by Maksutov
    BTW, is "7341" a color?
    Yup, and among my favorites, too. :wink:
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    You see it every time you see "1337"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    You see it every time you see "1337"
    I usually read that as being deliberately spelled backwards, but you can read it either way, the style is that fluid.

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    Yeah, it's a wonderfully abstract language, isn't it?

    ! /\/\34|\|, ! (4|\| |*|2377'/ /\/\|_|(|-| |_|53 4|\|'/ (0/\/\|3!|\|47!0|\| 0|= (|-|4|24(73|25 7|-|47 3\/3|\| |23/\/\0713'/ |2353/\/\|3135 73|-| |20/\/\4|\| 41|*|-|4|337. It's just that derivatives of basic 1337 become unreadable very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    Yeah, it's a wonderfully abstract language, isn't it?

    ! /\/\34|\|, ! (4|\| |*|2377'/ /\/\|_|(|-| |_|53 4|\|'/ (0/\/\|3!|\|47!0|\| 0|= (|-|4|24(73|25 7|-|47 3\/3|\| |23/\/\0713'/ |2353/\/\|3135 73|-| |20/\/\4|\| 41|*|-|4|337. It's just that derivatives of basic 1337 become unreadable very quickly.
    Not to mention untypable! Four characters to represent "M", three for "U", one for "C", and three for "H" as in the spelling of "MUCH" as /\/\|_|(|-| !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    ! /\/\34|\|, ! (4|\| |*|2377'/ /\/\|_|(|-| |_|53 4|\|'/ (0/\/\|3!|\|47!0|\| 0|= (|-|4|24(73|25 7|-|47 3\/3|\| |23/\/\0713'/ |2353/\/\|3135 73|-| |20/\/\4|\| 41|*|-|4|337.
    And that's a regular expression for testing what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance
    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    ! /\/\34|\|, ! (4|\| |*|2377'/ /\/\|_|(|-| |_|53 4|\|'/ (0/\/\|3!|\|47!0|\| 0|= (|-|4|24(73|25 7|-|47 3\/3|\| |23/\/\0713'/ |2353/\/\|3135 73|-| |20/\/\4|\| 41|*|-|4|337.
    And that's a regular expression for testing what?
    Translation: I can pretty much use any combination of characters even remotely resembling the Roman alphabet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodler
    Translation: I can pretty much use any combination of characters even remotely resembling the Roman alphabet.
    Yeah, only it took me ~10 times as long to type out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodler
    Quote Originally Posted by Lance
    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    ! /\/\34|\|, ! (4|\| |*|2377'/ /\/\|_|(|-| |_|53 4|\|'/ (0/\/\|3!|\|47!0|\| 0|= (|-|4|24(73|25 7|-|47 3\/3|\| |23/\/\0713'/ |2353/\/\|3135 73|-| |20/\/\4|\| 41|*|-|4|337.
    And that's a regular expression for testing what?
    Translation: I can pretty much use any combination of characters even remotely resembling the Roman alphabet.
    You omitted "I mean," at the beginning. And yes, except for showing off to a very small subset of Internet dwellers, it is useless.

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    I notice the theme of read your kids slang really translates into look for these key words indicating activities that impinge on Microsoft's profits. :roll:

    Leet words possibly indicating illegal activity:

    "warez" or "w4r3z": Illegally copied software available for download.
    "h4x": Read as "hacks," or what a computer hacker does.
    "pron": An anagram of "porn," possibly indicating the use of pornography.
    "sploitz" (short for exploits): Vulnerabilities in computer software used by hackers.
    "pwn": A typo-deliberate version of own, a slang term that means to dominate. This could also be spelled "0\/\/n3d" or "pwn3d," among other variations. Online video game bullies or "griefers" often use this term.
    Why do I get the impression they don't care about anything but themselves?

    I have no issue with decreasing copyright infringement and computer hacking. I just have issues with advertising bait and switch. Yes I am cynical as well as skeptical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    pwn": A typo-deliberate version of own, a slang term that means to dominate. This could also be spelled "0\/\/n3d" or "pwn3d," among other variations. Online video game bullies or "griefers" often use this term.
    I don't see anything wrong with saying that. It's just an expression.

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    It sounds stupid.

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    I r teh 4\/\/3><0|V|3!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristophe
    Yeah, it's a wonderfully abstract language, isn't it?

    ! /\/\34|\|, ! (4|\| |*|2377'/ /\/\|_|(|-| |_|53 4|\|'/ (0/\/\|3!|\|47!0|\| 0|= (|-|4|24(73|25 7|-|47 3\/3|\| |23/\/\0713'/ |2353/\/\|3135 73|-| |20/\/\4|\| 41|*|-|4|337. It's just that derivatives of basic 1337 become unreadable very quickly.
    The long sought after String theory equations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady Yoon
    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    pwn": A typo-deliberate version of own, a slang term that means to dominate. This could also be spelled "0\/\/n3d" or "pwn3d," among other variations. Online video game bullies or "griefers" often use this term.
    I don't see anything wrong with saying that. It's just an expression.
    Hey I just copied it I didn't say it.

    They talk about this on the link MoMo posted. Anyway, it's bad parent advice. Let your kids fight their own battles on this one.

    My son has dealt with griefers many times. He cried about it when he was little, now he sicks his amassed group of friends on them and reports them to the web host.

    I can just see some mom e-mailing the web host, "My son had all his loot ripped off by so and so and I want you to do something about it."

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    my address is 1337. Wonder if my house will sell for more? Since it's leet.

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