CONF T

Posted on September 24, 2016 in geekplates

Typing "conf t" is the way to enter configuration mode on a Cisco router/switch. This says you want to enter configuration commands on the terminal ("t").

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IRC-6667

Posted on September 24, 2016 in geekplates

IRC is the Internet Relay Chat.. the original and old school chatroom technology. The default IRC server port is TCP/6667.

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IT GUI

Posted on September 24, 2016 in geekplates

IT GUI.. as in Information Technology Graphical User Interface? Not sure why someone would put this on a plate.

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MCRSFT

Posted on September 24, 2016 in geekplates

Microsoft. Pretty straightforward.

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REBOOT

Posted on September 24, 2016 in geekplates

Reboot.. as in the way to fix any problem with a Windows computer :)

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SYSTEMS

Posted on September 18, 2016 in geekplates

Systems.. The proper version of SYSTMS that I saw a number of years ago..

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WEB503

Posted on September 18, 2016 in geekplates

503 is the HTTP ('web') error code for The service is unavailable. Not sure why you'd want to put that on your car.. unless you want to be clear you don't do ride sharing?

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0DAY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"0 Day" has several meanings online - mostly in the hacker/warez community. Refers to a new exploit or a new file.

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1010011

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Wow. A plate in binary! Uber-geeky. Lets see.. its 7 characters (size limit for plates), so we'll assume there is a leading 0 to make it 8. Now, its 8 bits.. which would be 1 byte.. so.. as a decimal number it would be "83" and as a hex ...

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10S MSTR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

IOS Master? As in someone who is good with the Cisco router operating system? Wonder if he/she has a CCIE :-)

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186K MPS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

186,000 miles per second is the speed of light. Don't think his car had warp drive though.

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1NFO MGR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Information Manager... You know, like that guy in the movie Office Space who said he was a "people person."

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1S&0S

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

One's and Zero's. Get it? Ahhhh..... binary humor....

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2BLDYGO

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"To boldly go where no one has gone before!" (car had Star Trek stickers too).

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3COM

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Well, 3COM makes network equipment. If the owner of this plate doesn't work for 3Com, I guess they really love their equipment.

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3DES

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Triple-DES. This is an encryption algorithm.

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3G-DEMON

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I agree, the cell phone companies are full of demons.

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4DEBIAN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Debian is (IMHO) the best Linux distribution. Guess this guy has seen the light as well.

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4TOBMUP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"Four to beam up". Heh.

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777ACL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

When you "chmod 777" you give everyone access to your files!

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A-CCIE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Another router dude tooting his horn (figeratively).

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A HREF

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Yay, we have achieved hypertext linking on license plates!

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AFK BRB

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"Away from keyboard", "be right back". Dude, you are driving!!!!

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ALTESC

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

ALT-ESC, one of the magic key sequences under Windows.

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AOL-STK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Observed on a Corvette. AOL Stock? Guess this guy cashed out before AOL announced the biggest loss in corporate history this year.

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B&WIDTH

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Clever use of the "&" to produce "bandwidth." The thing that all geeks crave the most.

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BLCKBRY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Crackberr... er, I mean Blackberry.

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BRN2HAK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. And yes, he was definitely born to hack! You'll find him on IRC as Pimpshiz. :-)

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BSD 1337

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ok, *BSD is pretty leet...

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BUGFIX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Observed on a new VW Beetle. Ok, that's pretty clever.

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BYT BLDR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Byte builder? That's my guess. Dunno what else it would be.

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BYTE WAR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. How else would you fight a war except for one byte at a time...

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C1PHER

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cipher ('sI-f&r), n., a method of transforming a text in order to conceal its meaning. Well, the plate had a "1" instead of a "i", but close enough.

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C PROMPT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Man, if this guys is still using DOS, I really feel sorry for him. Dude, snap out of it and use a modern OS!

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CAR JPG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Seen on a Mini Cooper. And the owner painted a "dot" between the CAR and JPG. Cute.

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CBLDAWG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cable dog? I suppose this guy fetches patch cables as one of his duties at work.

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CD LINUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

CD is the "change directory" command in most Unix-like operating systems. So, change to Linux!

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CODE HKR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Code hacker. Hack on, dude.

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CODEHKR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Code hacker. And no, its not a dupe. The other one is "CODE HKR" with a space!

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COM1

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

COM1 refers to the first communication port on a DOS/Windows computer. You usually hook modems or mice up to these serial ports.

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CORDLS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cordless. Always preferable...

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CPUTR WZ

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Computer wiz. Clever. Licence-plate-creater-wiz as well it seems.

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CRAV T3

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ahhh... bandwidth... It satisfies all cravings. (for those curious, a T3 connection is approx. 8237 times faster than a dialup modem)

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CSCONVL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cisco/Novell? I guess this guy is certified for CISCO and NOVELL. However, if he truly has a Novell certification these days, he might be certifiable.

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CYBERDAD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Well, if you have soccer-moms, you must have cyber-dads, right?

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CYBERMN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cyber-man? Sounds like a super hero... and why not...

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CYBPUNK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cyberpunk. A genre of science fiction that usually involves computers, hackers, and futuristic stuff.

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CYBR WAR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. My co-workers could mount quite a private war... And if the cyber thing doesn't work out, they are well armed too.

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CYBRCOP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

In addition to referring to a cyber-savvy cop, there is also a product made by Network Associates called Cybercop that works as a remote network scanning tool.

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CYBRNUD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cyber Nude? Maybe this belongs to some famous Internet porn star?? Submitted by a friend, don't think he got a look at the driver though.. :-)

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CYBRVXN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cyber vixen, eh? I wonder if the driver is like "Lora Croft".

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DATACOM

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Data communication. True, dat.

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DBDOCTR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Database doctor. "Now, Mr. Oracle. Turn your head and cough."

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DIJITL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Digital. Get it? Kewl speling.

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DLIVR8R

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Yes! The Deliverator! This is a reference to the pizza delivery car that the main character (Hiro Protagonist) drove in the book Snow Crash.

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DOGBRT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ok. This is a little bit of a stretch, but I'm everyone knows about the Dilbert comic strip... Its based on the idiosyncrasy of high-tech management... Dogbert is one of the characters.

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DOT BMB

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Dot Bomb. As in a failed Dot Com. Why would someone put this on their plate? I guess they were able to afford personalized plates with their severance package...

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DOT DLL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I think Windows should include a new dynamically linked library called loser-with-a-custom-plate.dll

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DOTCOM-R

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Observed on a red Mustang. I guess there are a few computer geeks out there that drive bitchin' stangs...

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DR4MACS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate was on the car of a Macintosh lover. Man, the car was plastered with Apple stickers.

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DR SYN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Nice... a SYN packet is the start of a TCP handshake.

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DR UNIX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Doctor Unix. He probably gets mad when you call him "Mister Unix."

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DSKTOP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Desktop, duh.

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DT COM

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Dot Com.. Observed on a Porsche. I guess this guy was able to cash out before his Dot Com blew up. Bastard.

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DTHV8DR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Continuing with the Star Wars theme, I present to you: Darth Vader.

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E-CHIK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Well, if I can't find a WEBCHIC, maybe I'll find an E-CHIK instead.

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E-GEEK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

An e-geek? Is there any other kind?

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E-HACKER

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. I suppose he's not a golf player or a cab driver.

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E-MALE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ugh. Yes. Some dork actually has this license plate. Hopefully someone will spam his Inbox.

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E-THIEF

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. Hopefully he won't get E-CAUGHT or E-IMPRISONED.

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ELECCHK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Electric chick = elecchick? Sure, why not.

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ELSIF

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Computer science logic geekness... If...then...else...else if... While most programming languages use 'else if', Perl uses the 'elsif' keyword.

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EPRINT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

e-Print? Um, ok.

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ETREE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Uhhh. I dunno... what makes an E-TREE... a techie-treehugger?

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EXENET

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I can only guess this is referring to "extranets" which are wide area networks that interconnect offices and stuff.

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FATADMN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Fat admin. This plate was very fitting. It was on a Jeep parked at a BBQ restaurant, and the dude that got out was quite large.

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FIREWAL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Firewall, and I hope not a reference to that horrible Harrison Ford movie.

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FORTIVO

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

For TiVo?

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FSCK ME

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Fsck me? Fsck you!! Ahhh, UNIX humor. ('fsck' is a 'file system check' command)

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FUXOR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

LOL. This is geek slang for f@#$ing something up -- you FUXOR it up. Made it past the DMV screening :-)

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GEEK GUY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Classic.

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GEEKS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Doesn't get any more straightforward than this. This is the poster-child of VA-Geek license plates.

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GO2WEB

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Huh? Go to what web? Yeah, I 'go to web' often. I like to browse. So what? If you want me to 'go to' a certain web site, we need more info, bud.

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GOOGLE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Its everywhere!!! Even on the roads!!!

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GOT CODE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Got milk too???

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GOT TECH

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Like "Got Milk?" I suppose.

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GOTROOT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

A play on the milk campaign (got milk?). If you have root, you are cool. If you hacked into a system and then got root, you are cooler.

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GREP BIG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Grep is a Unix command to search for a keyword within a file. Seen on a Ford Expedition. I guess that's the 'big' part.

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H8WNDWS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hate Windows? Hmmm.. Well, I kinda like windows (you know, the kind that open and air flows through), but I do hate windows (you know, the buggy OS).

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HACK IP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Gotta hack something :-)

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HACKERS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This is a pretty classy geek plate. As long as the owner isn't making the statement that he/she actually liked the movie "Hackers."

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HACKERZ

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ok. Pretty straight forward. There was only one person in the car though. So I guess it was more like "hacker."

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HAXOR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

HAXOR is computer slang for hacker. This is pretty high up on scale of uber geek plates.

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HAXXOR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

...as in slang for "hacker"

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HCKRCOP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hacker Cop? Protect and Serve... files and computers that is..

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HKR HNTR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hacker Hunter? Quick, run for the hills!

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I0SLVR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I'm guessing this is a play on "Hi Ho Silver!" from the Lone Ranger.

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I BYTE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Not sure if its "I" or "1". One byte would make more sense though, eh? Observed on a Porsche Turbo.

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I O SVR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Input/Output server? Is there any other kind?

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IAM ROOT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I am Ironman... I am the Walrus... I am root? Why not.

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ICEWEB

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"Ice" or "eye-see"? In anycase, web related.

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ICMP 3

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

ICMP 3 is the code for "destination unreachable". Clever, eh?

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IF ELSE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Conditional statement in most programming languages: IF... THEN... ELSE...

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IH8WNDZ

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I hate Windows! Wow, this person is really making a political statement. Lets all rise up against the Washington State dictator! I urge you all to CTRL-ALT-DEL!

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IHACK4U

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. Given the right incentives, I guess he'll hack for you. Just don't ask him to "crack" for you.

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IMACCIE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

A "CCIE" is a "Cisco Cerfitied Internetwork Expert." This is a really tough certification to pass, so I guess the guy has the right to toot his own horn about it. Well, maybe not.

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IMG SRC

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

More HTML geekness - image tag.

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IN2UNIX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ahhh. Another Unix lover.

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INET GOD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Boy, if we all didn't pray to the Internet God every day, just imagine the chaos? Fire and brimstone flowing through the CAT-5 cables! Oh my!

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INIT 0

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

You can shut down a UNIX computer by switching it to run level 0. This is the command you type.

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IP ENGNR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Pretty straight forward. An engineer who designs IP networks I suppose.

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IP VOICE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Rather than Voice over IP?

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IPSWTCH

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Not sure if this refers to a network switch, as in a box that you plug computers into, or refers to switching your network to TCP/IP (from something else?)

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IT SUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

IT, or information technology in general, does suck. Often.

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IWEB4U

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I web for you? WTF? I guess this person is a web developer. I bet they are envious of IHACK4U :-)

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JAVA GUY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Nothing like a steaming cup of joe... or a few lines of code in the morning.

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JAVAWZD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Java wizard. Or as my friend John calls them: "Java mountain hippies."

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JEDIAMI

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Yoda backwards you speak. Powerful the force is.

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LAN LORD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

LAN stands for Local Area Network. But I think the owner was trying for a bad pun on "land lord". Nice...

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LANMGR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"LAN manager" as in someone who manages a Local Area Network.

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LINUUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

You got too many U's in there buddy!!

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LINUXER

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

What the hell is a Linuxer? I've heard of a Linux user, but this?

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LNXCHK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Linux chick? Or maybe Linux check?

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LOL STFU

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Two common abbreviations seen online: "laughing out loud" (LOL) and "shut the f*@# up" (STFU).

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LTTL BIT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This one has been a source of argument. Was this intended to be a geek plate or not? I'm including it anyway :-)

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LUV BYTZ

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hmmm. Geek or not geek.. Well, with "bytz" it seems like the owner is trying for "bytes", so I'll throw this in the geek column...

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MAC4ME

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I'm guessing this person is a Macintosh fan, but I didn't see any Apple stickers on the car. It was a Volkswagon though.

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MAC ONLY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Mac zealots have to drive cars too I guess...

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MADHCKR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I'm not sure why this hacker is mad. I wonder if he is mad as in crazy or mad as in angry. We'll never know I suppose.

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METATAG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ugh... Talk about puns. This is definitely high up there on the list of super-geek plates. HTML (the hypertext markup language, you know, the language web pages are constructed with) can have METATAGS that instruct your browser to do certain things. Ok. In case you missed the pun, license plate ...

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MLN FCLN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Millennium Falcon. Wow. Not quite computer-related, but still pretty geeky. If you don't know the movie this is from, then you are just dense. :-)

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MODEM

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Modem. Old skool.

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MOZILLA

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Err, wonder if a geek rock band has ever done Mozilla as a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's cult classic? Go Go Mozilla!

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MRLINUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hmm. Well, I doubt this person's last name is really "Linux."

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MY LINUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

My linux, your linux, his linux, her linux. Plenty of linux to go around.

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MY XW1NG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Even more Star Wars: X-Wing Fighter!

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MY Y2K

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I saw this on a Mazda Millenia. So, I suppose it doesn't have to necessarily be geek related, but hey, I don't think the driver would mind if I call him or her a geek :-)

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NCRYPT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Encrypt. I wonder if someone else has DCRYPT? Would be the perfect pair for someone who has two cars :-)

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NCRYPTD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Encrypted.

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NET ADMN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Network Administrator. Someone's gotta police the packets...

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NET DAWG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Here rover... That's a good boy... Fetch the packets for me...

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NET FREK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I wonder if he/she is super-freaky?

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NET GEEK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hmm, well I'd say all geeks are net geeks by nature...

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NET NERD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Heheh. At least the guy knows he's a geek. And is damn proud of it! I say "Amen, brother!"

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NET PLYR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I wonder if this person thinks they are a "player" or they just like to fool around with networks.

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NET PWR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Net power!!!!

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NET SPLT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Net Split. If you have ever used IRC (the Internet Relay Chat system), you know exactly what this is. A 'net split' occurs when the main IRC servers lose connectivity with each other.

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NETBUG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Observed on a new VW Beetle. We had the 'love bug' virus. Don't think the driver of this vehicle was contagious though...

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NETMGMT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Network management? Bah, its much more fun when you let the packets just go where they want to.

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NETSEC

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Network security. Yes, network security is a good thing(TM).

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NETSTUD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Yes. Its sad.

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NETWORK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Wow, another uber classic geek plate. Amazing that I saw hundreds of other geek plates before this one.

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NEUSTAR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

NEUSTAR is the company that operates the .biz and .us domains. This guy must work there. Guess he's an executive, since the plate was on a nice BMW.

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NJINEER

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Engineer -- get it? Clear phonetic spelling.

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NO URL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Hmm. Why?

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NOSPAM

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Unless it comes from a can.

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NT MCSE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Okokokok. This is referring to the Microsoft certification called the "Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer" or as I life to refer to it: the "mindsweep certified solitaire expert."

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NTADMIN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

A Windows NT system administrator? Well, I won't hold it against him.

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NULL PTR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Null pointer. In programming languages (usually C), a null pointer is often the result of an error condition.

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OC-48

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

An OC-48 is a pretty biefy Internet backbone connection.. Well, with OC-192, I guess its not that great. :-) I wonder what kind of bandwidth this guys gets in his car?

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OH LINUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

That's for sure.

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OK STFU

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

No, you STFU.

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OPENBSD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

OpenBSD is probably the most secure (out of the box) Unix-like OS out there. I wonder if this guy has biometrics in his car.

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OPN SYS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Open systems are cool. Heh Heh.

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OPNSRC

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Open Source.

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ORACLE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Database. Duh.

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ORCLGUY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Oracle guy. There is a pretty big Oracle office in Reston, VA. I'd guess this guy works there.

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OSPF

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

For a description, see "OSPF 0."

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OSPF 0

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ok, this one will need a little explaining. OSPF stands for "open shortest path first" and refers to a TCP/IP routing protocol that is used mostly within corporate networks where RIP (another routing protocol) just can't cut it.

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P2PTEK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Peer-to-peer tech? I'll bet this guy frequents SuprNova...

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PERL GOD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Larry Wall would be ashamed at this blasphemous self-proclamation. Observed on a purple PT Cruiser.

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PERL GUY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

The guy driving this car was wearing a Red Fedora hat. Gee, you think he likes the Red Hat Linux distribution???

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PERL HKR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Perl hacker. Should get to know PERL GUY.

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PERLHKR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Perl Hacker. Perl is an interpreted programming language that is used widely throughout the Internet. Its very cool. In case you are wondering, this nifty geek-plates site is generated by running a Perl script. :-)

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PIXL8R

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Pixelater? Don't quite get it, but I guess this person deals with graphic design and pushes a lot of pixels around.

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PKTLOSS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Packet loss. The result of an overburdoned network.

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PRL HCKR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Perl hacker. Perl seems to be the ultimate hacker language: you can do a lot of damage... on purpose, and also by accident.

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QUAD DMG

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

One of the cooler plates I've seen. My friend Eugene has this plate. Now, if you've ever played the computer game Quake, you'd get this reference right away. If not, "quad damage" is a special privilege you can pick up during the game to deal out 4 ...

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RAID5

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

RAID, or redundent array of inexpensive disks, it a technology for using several hard drives together as a single unit for speed and redundency purposes. RAID level 5 is one of the more advanced configurations.

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RED HAT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Red Hat is a Linux distribution. See www.redhat.com for more info!

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RED HAUT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Gee...since "Red Hat" was already taken, this guy had to result to spelling it differently. If you ask me, that's LAME. However, he could be some German guy that makes hats. Who knows?

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RUN BSD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Sure, whatever.

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SECURSW

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Secure software? Hmm... Hope this guy doesn't work for Microsoft :-O

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SETUID 0

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Under UNIX, if you log on as a normal user, you can't do some of the cooler things that the administrator can do. So, if the administrator wants to let normal users run certain programs that only an administrator could run, the programs can be marked as "setuid 0."

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SLVRWEB

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ok.. 'WEB' in the name. What the hell is a 'silverweb' though???

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SMTP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, delivering yer mail.

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SMTPBOY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

SMTP is the simple mail transport protocol. And yes, some guy at my apartment complex has this license plate.

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SPAMSUX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Yes, yes it does.

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SPOOF

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Kewl elite hackers often try to "spoof" network packets so that their attacks appear to be coming from different places. Spoofing is often used in denial of service attacks to mask the true source of the attack.

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SQLKING

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"Bow down and pay homage to the king of queries!!!". I'll bet he's a tyrant.

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SRCH NGN

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Search engine. Wonder if this person works for Google or something. Why else would they put this on their plate?!

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STRTREK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Star Trek. Or Street Rek, but I'm guessing its the first :-O

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SU ROOT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

When you need administrator access under the UNIX operating system, you have to log in to the "root" account. Or, you can switch to it using SU (su = switch user).

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SYBR PNK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Cyberpunk. A genre of science fiction writing that deals with futuristic computer and human interaction. One of the pioneers of the genre was William Gibson. My favorite author is Neal Stephenson.

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SYN ACK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

In the TCP/IP protocol, when you initiate a TCP connection (like a web request), your computer sends a "SYN" packet, the remote system sends an "ACK" packet, and then your computer sends a "SYN ACK" packet. You follow that? Good. There will be a quiz later.

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SYSOPS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Sysops are "System Operators" -- usually associated with the old days of modem bulletin boards.

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SYSTMS

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Systems.. Kinda bland.

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T1E F1TR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

More Star Wars: Tie Fighter!

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TAR XVF

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Tar is an archiving program for Unix systems ([T]ape[AR]chive). xvf = Extract, verbose, filename. This plate probably confuses lots of non-geeks.

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TCP 23

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

TCP 23 = telnet port. But why?

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TCPDUMP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Tcpdump is a network sniffer for Unix.

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TECHGUY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Again, stright forward.

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TEK LORD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Observed on a mulletized Jeep.

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TEKMOM

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

The ultimate anti-soccer mom? Perhaps.

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TELSOFT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Dunno, but "tel" as in "telecommunications" and "soft" as in "software"? Maybe?

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THXAOL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Well, some people might hate America Online. But this license place was observed on a Ferrari, so I'm sure this guy did just fine when he cashed out his AOL stock.

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TOY YODA

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ok. This one holds the record for most-geekiest. Car was a Toyota and the dude had two toy Yoda dolls in his back window. Also has "Jedi Academy" sticker in window.

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TPS RPTS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"Um, yeah.. Peter.. if you could finish your TPS Reports, that would be great." If you don't know the movie that TPS Reports are from, you are missing out!

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TRACERT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Traceroute. Handy little program to trace the route that network packets take.

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UID 0

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

In the UNIX world, the administrator account ("root") is user number 0. UID refers to "user ID number."

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UNIX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Ahhhh.. the epitomy of geek license plates. Simple. Sweet. Geek.

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UNIX DR

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Unix Doctor. He's probably good at re-attaching inodes and killing zombies.

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UNIX GOD

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Well, we all have to pray to someone. Might as well be the UNIX God. He hath bringith the command line... and it is good.

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UNIX GUY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Classic geek plate.

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UNIX RWX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

The UNIX part is obvious. But RWX? Well, that would be READ-WRITE-EXECUTE. Standard filesystem permissions.

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UNIXGRU

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UNIX Guru? Probably works for SCO...

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UNX4EVR

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Unix Forever. Amen to that.

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UNX WZRD

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I suppose that anyone who works with UNIX is doing some wizardry.

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USE OSX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

I agree.

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USR FRLY

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

When a software program is easy to use, it is said to be "user friendly." On a side note, there is a geek comic strip called User Friendly. See www.userfriendly.org for a chuckle.

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VBS LAME

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

VBS is Visual Basic Script, a Microsoft scripting language responsible for just about every email virus out there. Yes, its very lame.

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VIA NET

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Well, its got "net" in it, doesn't it? So it must qualify as being geek-related.

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VPNDUDE

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

VPN = virtual private network. I guess this guy rounds up the packets instead of the cattle.

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WAR DIAL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. If you've seen the movie Wargames, I'm sure you are familiar with the art of war dialing: sweeping telephone number ranges in search for computers with modems.

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WARP COR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Warp core... from Star Trek? As Scotty would say: "The warp drive is a hopeless pile of junk."

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WE LOL

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

We laugh out loud? I sure hope so!

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WEB DR

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Web Doctor?

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WEB DUDE

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Uh, like, surf's up!

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WEB DVA

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Web Diva. Wonder if she tours...

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WEB GUY

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Pretty straight forward.

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WEB HXR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my co-workers. Not much more to say, he hacks the web. Which is made easy as long as people use Microsoft web servers.

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WEBAOL

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WEBCHIC

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

My only question is, where can I find my own web chic?

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WEBCODR

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Web coder.

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WEBMSTR

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Pretty stright forward: web master.

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WEBSRFR

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Aren't we all...

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WIN PRO

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Windows Pro? Err, don't think that takes much. Kinda like being a pro at breathing.

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WINSOCK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

In the early days of Windows systems (and I suppose its still true today) all programs that communited via TCP/IP used the "winsock" programming APIs. Don't ask me why anyone would ever want to put this on their license plate though.

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XML THIS

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Wooh there. Hold on. Don't tell me what I can and cannot XML! (XML refers to the eXtensible Markup Language. It is a meta-language that can be used to describe the syntax and format of other languages like HTML. Does that make sense? Didn't think so.)

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XSPL0IT

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Exploit. pwnd.

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Y2KCHIP

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Huh? Is this guy mad that the chips in his computer aren't year 2000 compliant?

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YOONIX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

This plate belongs to one of my old co-workers. UNIX but spelled funny. I wonder if anyone in West Virginia has "YALNIX"?

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YTWOK

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

Another plate with the year 2000 theme. Hope these guys realize that Y2K came and went.

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ZRODFX

Posted on January 13, 2004 in geekplates

"Zero Defects". A goal, but never obtainable.

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