If I ever wanted hard proof that I'm a geek...

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  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    ... this is it:

    When its 23 minutes to 2pm I read the time as leet o'clock. :(

    I don't quite know when I started to do this but its been going on for a while!!
     
  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I guess I'm not as much of a geek as you, since I don't get it! :p
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    1.37pm==>13:37 ==>1337 ==> L33T ==> Leet. Unfortunately I occasionally notice it too sometimes :eek: , but don't refer to it as leet 'o clock ;)
     
  4. NATO macrumors 68000

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    My friend did that the other day - he pulled out his mobile phone and it was 13:37 and he said 'Hey look, it's l33t O'Clock' and I thought it hilarious obviously.

    When he asked why I hadn't noticed that before, I pointed out the fact that I always have my clock in 12-hour format :rolleyes:
     
  5. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    23 minutes to 2pm is 1:37 or in 24-hour time 13:37

    1337 = leet in geek terms

    now I'm somewhere in the middle of geek-ness because I understood it, but don't refer to 1:37pm as "leet o'clock" :eek:

    EDIT: dang, too slow.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    geek, or dork? :)

    Personally, I never found 'l33t' to be equated with geek, more with gamer-teens.

    If I start seeing 1:37 as 'l33t' now, I'm coming after you people! :D
     
  7. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    When looking at the clock at 3:14, I always refer to it as 'Pi time'
     
  8. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Fantastic! Although secretly I hate you now because I'll forever think the same thing when 3.14 runs round (and I'll actually get it this time because that works in 12-hour time format :cool: )
     
  9. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    It's OK. One morning, I woke up and rolled over to look at the clock. It was 4:04 AM. When I saw it I thought to myself "aw, sh*t; page not found!"

    I even made an away message to commemorate the moment.
     
  10. Lau Guest

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    Throughout the day, I often look at the clock and think "Pie time". :p

    [​IMG]

    Oh...
     
  11. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Hahahaha....now that's funny! I'm not sure which part, though. The original "it happened" part, or the part where you made the away message. :) You're a geek!
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  13. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    No, I'm the slow one!
     
  14. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Great, now I'm going to see 4:04 errors everywhere and pi o'clock too since I'm usually still up at those times of the day. I always use 24 hour if I can. Its an hour past leet now!!
     
  15. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    I thought it was pretty amusing, myself. I made the away message after I woke up for real. I was thinking to myself that I had already been awake once when I remembered what happened. Then I remembered my thoughts at the moment. It just stuck me as particularly odd, and I never wanted to forget it. :D

    And, of course, it goes well with my ever-growing collection of amusing (IMO) away messages. People must be entertained while they obsessively check the status of their friends!
     
  16. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    4:04 am, yup.

    I hate it when I wake up at 5:00 as well.

    This very morning, I had a bad feeling about one of my mate whose irc name is 'Pep'. I saw the reflection of my alarm clock in the mirror, it was 9.39. Reminded me of the shining!

    R3drum!!!
     
  17. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    4:04.. now thats funny.. guess im not much of a geek then, didnt see l33t (one of few people it seems that work in 2x12), and would be way to groggy in the morning to even notice 4:04...

    mind sharing some of your away messages?
     
  18. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Here's a few to get you started.

     
  19. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    I like. I have boring things and never really set Away messages. One of my friends screen-name is

    If love isn't a game, how come there are so many players?
    Bit old that one though.
     
  20. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    I saw this thread this morning, and when I saw this...

    [​IMG]

    It reminded me of you. (NOT Photoshoped). Taken like 1 min ago.
     
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  22. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I <3 Lau. :D
     
  23. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    1337 = "leet" = "elite"
     
  24. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Everytime I look at the clock, it's 3:33PM and it reminds me of Eternal Darkness. That game still gives me the creeps. :eek:
     

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