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Alice Shade
June 11th, 2007, 09:41 AM
A lot of religions have "evil" numbers.

The most obvious would be 666 from christiaanity.

Also, 13 is often regarded as unlucky.

As far as I remember, 4 is often regarded as not so good number by Hinduism (can be mistaken, though).

So, what "evil" number would Googlism have?

I suggest 404. I`m sure you can guess, why. ^_^

AaronD
June 11th, 2007, 11:48 AM
I second that.

Ashkelon
June 11th, 2007, 03:27 PM
404 sounds good, sorry if this is answered elsewhere but I'm new, is there a gospel?

Alice Shade
June 11th, 2007, 03:30 PM
There are commandments on the main site.

Vexx
June 11th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Ahahhaa.....Early morning head grogginess made me think. "404? What's that?" Then another page I'm looking at came up with it...."Oh yeah..."

So....yus yus, I say 404 is a splendid evil number!

Digs
June 11th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Hm. Should 1,337 be an evil or good number?

Vexx
June 11th, 2007, 04:26 PM
Hm. Should 1,337 be an evil or good number?

EVIL! EEVVVIIILLLL! I hate leet freaks and their inability to spell properly! And they do it on purpose! BAH!

Alice Shade
June 11th, 2007, 04:28 PM
It should be stupid number.

For me, 1337 was always a numerical analog of "Durr!"

Digs
June 11th, 2007, 04:33 PM
But they can "haxxor" you!

I mean, sure, the vast, vast majority of people who would ever use leet cannot "haxxor" anything, but it sounds scary, no? No?

Vexx
June 11th, 2007, 04:35 PM
....No.
Really, anyone who calls themself 'leet' and means it, I refuse to be near them....

Alice Shade
June 11th, 2007, 04:44 PM
No, it does not. Pathetic - yes. Scary - no.

Vexx
June 11th, 2007, 04:45 PM
1337 can be 'the number to avoid if you don't wanna look retarded'....

Wallis89
June 11th, 2007, 06:02 PM
I think 404 should be an evil number for Googlism. Just hate it when it comes up

cdvander
June 11th, 2007, 08:07 PM
404. Every time I see it, it enrages me, and fills me with fear. Yes, that number is most definitely evil.

Serenstar
June 12th, 2007, 12:49 AM
I think 404 should be the evil number as well. :D Hate it!

OK, I may be a little dense here (it's 1am on my 16th, what do you expect! :icon_lol: ) but what's 1337?

Vexx
June 12th, 2007, 12:50 AM
but what's 1337?

1337 = leet = elite.
Just someone saying that they're are awesome, elite, yadda yadda in a really dumb-ass way...

cdvander
June 12th, 2007, 01:15 AM
If you need a special code to tell people you are 'elite', wait, this response really isn't worth it. Nevermind

Alice Shade
June 12th, 2007, 06:35 AM
It`s not just the word, sadly.

"leet" is a version of computer slang, which substitutes letters with similar-looking digits (also, possibly, replacing syllables with similar-sounding digits. one - 1, to - 2, ate - 8 and so on.) and twists the words around into unsavory sound (phonics make a comeback here).

It`s origins lie in 70-80s, when networking was ridiculously expensive, and every byte sent counted. Programmers of that age often used substitutions like: u - you, a1? - anyone?, thx - thanks and others. This was pretty much a necessity at the time. Programmers also used network terms for communication. For example, exchange "SYN" - "SYN ACK" - "ACK" would mean "Hey, anyone here?" - "Hey, I`m here." - "Cool." Similarly, "SYN" - "NAK" would be "Hey?" - "Sorry, busy.

Network terms had not made it into modern chatspeak, sadly, but syllable-digit substitution did. Because of initial hype, it was often considered that whoever is speaking like this must be hacker. Which, ironically, isn`t true, since network traffic is much more allowable those days, and hackers have no explicit need for substitutions.

Leet is a degenerate evolution of chatspeak, which sacrifices readability and speed of typing for the added factor of typing like a "hacker". Obviously, "leet" itself has little to do with initial comms code, since it`s logemes are usually even lengthier, then in standard English.

In short, "leet" speak is for the naive and unexperienced on ego trip. It`s become a tell-tale sign of "lamer", as a result.

Fallen Hero
June 12th, 2007, 07:44 PM
404 is a good number.

1337 - dumb 1337 15 4 l0534z... no I do not actually know how to talk leet... I just guessed.

AaronD
June 13th, 2007, 02:45 AM
So did everybody else...

Fallen Hero
June 13th, 2007, 01:18 PM
ah... that's why it never makes any sense.

Punk7634
June 14th, 2007, 09:06 PM
404 is the perfect evil number.

animeman819
June 14th, 2007, 10:47 PM
what about 131814? 13=m 18=s 14=n

Alice Shade
June 14th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Has nothing to do with Google, per ce.