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March 17, 2005 3:40 PM   Subscribe

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posted by Mayor Curley (32 comments total)

 
Also still available.

See also.
posted by loquacious at 3:45 PM on March 17, 2005


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posted by killdevil at 3:47 PM on March 17, 2005


appears to be available.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 3:48 PM on March 17, 2005


This has the whiff of green beer about it.....
posted by R. Mutt at 3:48 PM on March 17, 2005


Noted: WTF is not available. Whether or not this is because it is in use or because it is in the database of inappropriate strings is unknown.
posted by loquacious at 3:49 PM on March 17, 2005


In communist Russia, the license plates customize you.
I am so ashamed.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:50 PM on March 17, 2005


Yes, they've still got that.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:52 PM on March 17, 2005


L33t and HaX0r are both unavailable.

And it's Maine, for crying out loud! Where in Maine are there guys* driving around with "L33t" and "HaX0r" plates?!?

* And you just know they're guys.
posted by yhbc at 3:54 PM on March 17, 2005


And it's Maine, for crying out loud!

I'm in Vermont and the guys down the street have license plates SUDO and [iirc] CHMOD. You'd be surprised.
posted by jessamyn at 3:56 PM on March 17, 2005


Still available:

posted by Wolfdog at 3:58 PM on March 17, 2005


I saw STFU in NH, before the ban.
posted by crazy finger at 4:00 PM on March 17, 2005


A55Hat is available, asshat is apparently already in use.

Jessamyn, I hesitate to ask but what do SUDO and CHMOD stand for?
posted by fenriq at 4:05 PM on March 17, 2005


Damn!

DAMN!

Aha!

SUDO and CHMOD

*nix commandline utilities ala ping, grep, awk, sed, bash, etc.
posted by Ryvar at 4:07 PM on March 17, 2005



posted by felix betachat at 4:14 PM on March 17, 2005


sudo is a descendant of the standard *nix utility "su", which stands for "switch user" (or, inaccurately, "super user", since without any arguments it switches to the user "root", the default administrator). I've heard sudo pronounced "soo-doo" -- in which case it means "switch user do", since it allows you to execute a single command as another user -- and as "soo-doe" -- how I pronounce it, since it sounds like the word pseudo, what I conside an oblique metaphor for its function.

chmod is a portmanteau of "change mode". It is a standard *nix utility that allows a user to change the permissions on a file.
posted by Plutor at 4:19 PM on March 17, 2005


I have a soft spot for this one.
posted by clevershark at 4:26 PM on March 17, 2005


MAINSUX
posted by NewBornHippy at 4:28 PM on March 17, 2005


Weblog as conversation? Try license plate as conversation!









"!!!"
posted by Ryvar at 4:28 PM on March 17, 2005


Plate number: MATHOW-E with class code PC - Passenger Car is not in use at this time
posted by tpl1212 at 4:39 PM on March 17, 2005


This one is most likely to get your pulled over every time you pass a cruiser.
posted by clevershark at 4:39 PM on March 17, 2005


Child that I am, I have just sent the last 10 minutes making Maine licence plates that say 'PENIS', 'USUCK', 'ARSEY' and other things that don't bear repeating.

It's great how using my brain to work something out can still make me more stupid...
posted by i_cola at 4:43 PM on March 17, 2005


Awww, man...!
posted by soyjoy at 7:45 PM on March 17, 2005


Figures that this one's taken.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 7:47 PM on March 17, 2005


Say what you really mean!

Sux0r and Rox0r are also available.

For All Your Base fans
posted by SisterHavana at 7:48 PM on March 17, 2005


I saw a WTF prefix on a car in South Australia not a week ago, so presumably we have a thousand of them.
posted by Wolof at 8:27 PM on March 17, 2005


And all these years I've been making up acronyms to remember my license plate numbers by.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:50 PM on March 17, 2005



posted by ori at 10:42 PM on March 17, 2005


This one certainly wouldn't be allowed in my country...
posted by meech at 11:18 PM on March 17, 2005


soyjoy, this would get your point across nicely in Maine:


posted by Mayor Curley at 5:20 AM on March 18, 2005


/dev/car is still available.
posted by djfiander at 6:20 AM on March 18, 2005


!!!
posted by loquacious at 6:55 AM on March 18, 2005


LOL, Mayor Curley. I like the way it fits with the tagline. Well played!
posted by soyjoy at 8:01 AM on March 18, 2005


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