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2012-10-06 11:57:33 AM  
Saw a guy in a *very* damaged car in KY a while back with a PWNED plate.


There is someone running around Columbus in a smartcar (or similar) that has BAZINGA
 
2012-10-06 01:08:24 PM  
Here in Charlottesville, VA I saw ASUWSH
 
2012-10-06 01:10:33 PM  
I've been thinking about getting TZVECL as a plate, I can't imagine too many people would get it, but would realize it has to be a vanity plate
 
2012-10-06 01:16:04 PM  
Not mine:

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-06 01:19:22 PM  
I saw one just the other day. R2NC3P I think that beats http418, but then again, we'd probably be using different scales.
 
2012-10-06 01:22:24 PM  
I could understand an "HTTP402" plate on a new car, but "HTTP418" is just silly.
 
2012-10-06 01:25:03 PM  
A former coworker of mine had (or probably still has) "OSI L4".
 
2012-10-06 01:35:56 PM  
My plate.

Yes, I know it says Nebraska on it.

fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-10-06 01:38:33 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-06 01:42:49 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

best evar.
 
2012-10-06 01:47:37 PM  
Anyone have more suggestions for bumper stickers?
 
2012-10-06 01:48:03 PM  
My previous car plate was "LINUX SA". It was supposed to be transferred to my new car but the DMV screwed up and sent me new plates. I need to find the time to get that mess cleared up. My Harley is "GEEKBKR".
 
2012-10-06 01:52:21 PM  
How much of a geek am I that I can tell you exactly where the "SYN ACK" photograph was taken:

City Ave and Conshohocken St Rd., Philadelphia
 
2012-10-06 01:52:26 PM  
Guy I used to bike and ski with had a C inspired plate. But I forget if it was INCL STDIO or just STD IO, only a few states allowed more than 6 characters back then.

Hey, it was 20 years ago or so, I am old and I forget.

/Some women once suggested I get CLULES, they even offered to buy it for me.
 
2012-10-06 01:52:31 PM  
First off, deslidified.

Second, list fails without Indiana's only Unix license.
 
2012-10-06 01:55:58 PM  
I have [TCP IP]

HONK!

"Do you know what it means?" Yes.
"How did you get it?" I applied for it.
"Yeah. But it wasn't available. How did you get it?" I applied for it first.

Get off of my lawn.

//Another guy in the our parking garage at work got TCP 1P
///Pfft.
 
2012-10-06 01:57:03 PM  
Two plates ago, I had M12 LRV on my pickup. Because it follows the format of the standard state plate, it was too subtle for anyone to notice.
 
2012-10-06 02:02:07 PM  
I saw a license plate with 0253EV the last time I was up at Los Alamos.
 
2012-10-06 02:03:49 PM  
MY favorite

6EQUJ5
 
2012-10-06 02:07:00 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com

of course
 
2012-10-06 02:08:27 PM  
I remember ML8 ML8 on a white VW Rabbit.

Also former co-worker has OHMS LAW which was actually what he worked with.
 
2012-10-06 02:11:38 PM  

netringer: I have [TCP IP]

HONK!

"Do you know what it means?" Yes.
"How did you get it?" I applied for it.
"Yeah. But it wasn't available. How did you get it?" I applied for it first.

Get off of my lawn.

//Another guy in the our parking garage at work got TCP 1P
///Pfft.


I have OH 42NA. Because O 42NA was taken. Not quite the geek realm, but in the vicinity.
 
2012-10-06 02:13:47 PM  
Is there a joke there, or is it just obscure?
 
2012-10-06 02:17:49 PM  
img706.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-06 02:22:53 PM  
How the hell is this not on there?
macnugget.org
 
2012-10-06 02:23:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-06 02:24:16 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: macnugget.org


That looks like an old Illinois plate, if it is then I'm surprised I've never seen it before.
 
2012-10-06 02:25:06 PM  

Smallberries: I remember ML8 ML8 on a white VW Rabbit.


See, I like that.

There was a car where I went to school with "IS P NP" and all my friends (geeks, but so am I) thought it was awesome. I didn't, really. [geek reference] doesn't do much for me unless there's something clever to it, apparently.
 
2012-10-06 02:40:53 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Uchiha_Cycliste: macnugget.org

That looks like an old Illinois plate, if it is then I'm surprised I've never seen it before.


Seriously? this has been floating around the nets (and FARK) for years and years.

you... you at least get the joke right?
 
2012-10-06 02:42:14 PM  
Of All Time?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-06 02:44:37 PM  
Does it bother anyone else that the PEBKAC license plate text is off-center? Is there supposed to be an image there?
 
2012-10-06 02:47:19 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: How the hell is this not on there?
[macnugget.org image 450x292]


Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 450x292]


I don't get it about what's so cool about FEATURE but I do get the amazement about the 53 second simulpost.
 
2012-10-06 02:48:35 PM  

Kevin72: Uchiha_Cycliste: How the hell is this not on there?
[macnugget.org image 450x292]

Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 450x292]

I don't get it about what's so cool about FEATURE but I do get the amazement about the 53 second simulpost.


... it's not a bug.
 
2012-10-06 02:49:49 PM  
Couple I've seen

127 0 0 1
/DEV/CAR
DEADBEEF (If you don't get it hit the Googles)

I always really liked one from a VW Bug back in college: PONDR Y
 
2012-10-06 02:52:26 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: you... you at least get the joke right?


Of course I do :)
 
2012-10-06 02:53:18 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Uchiha_Cycliste: you... you at least get the joke right?

Of course I do :)


/) * (\
 
2012-10-06 03:02:36 PM  
Got Mrs. SVenus this for her car

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-06 03:13:16 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img706.imageshack.us image 800x412]


There must be a very lucky person with NCC-1701 in every state. They should be brought together for a group picture somehow.
 
2012-10-06 03:24:09 PM  
Saw one in Wisconsin that slid by the censor board. It read 1000101.
 
2012-10-06 03:24:11 PM  

Nem Wan: The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img706.imageshack.us image 800x412]

There must be a very lucky person with NCC-1701 in every state. They should be brought together for a group picture somehow.


im getting a plate later, i want this one.
 
2012-10-06 03:24:29 PM  
192.168.1.1

wonder if that's still open in my state
 
2012-10-06 03:43:30 PM  
What? Nobody else had a "FARK" license plate but me?
 
2012-10-06 03:45:42 PM  
I'd just go for WOPR.
 
2012-10-06 03:47:07 PM  
Ok, I'm putting in a motion. Any submitter that does not submit a slideshows 'show all' option should be outted so they can be publicly humiliated

Link
 
2012-10-06 03:51:49 PM  
There is an old blue Volvo station wagon in Sunnyvale, CA with the plate reading "TARDIS."

That's geeky enough for me.
 
2012-10-06 04:00:08 PM  
As a librarian, i wanted to get OOK, but in my state, you can't get Os, just 0s. and 00K looked weird.

/OOK
 
2012-10-06 04:47:36 PM  
F00FC7C8
 
2012-10-06 04:50:29 PM  
Knew a guy who had UID 0. Bonus points for looking like Weird Al.
 
2012-10-06 04:56:34 PM  
My plate. I've had strangers come up to me at gas stations asking if they could take a picture. 

spiritfiresrealm.com
 
2012-10-06 04:58:53 PM  
How is this even a question?

nerdjunkies.com
 
2012-10-06 05:00:52 PM  

SpiritfireM: My plate. I've had strangers come up to me at gas stations asking if they could take a picture. 

[spiritfiresrealm.com image 768x679]


What is that red decal on the right there?
 
2012-10-06 05:07:22 PM  

ds_4815: How is this even a question?

nerdjunkies.com


Maybe because that plate can't exist in California?

/Max seven letters/numbers.
 
2012-10-06 05:11:51 PM  
www.piculous.com

pixti.me
 
2012-10-06 05:16:35 PM  
I once had the plates NENYA 1 on my car years ago.
 
2012-10-06 05:16:45 PM  
Fess up, whose plate is this?

www.nytmare.org
 
2012-10-06 05:24:26 PM  
PLXPRT

I have a friend I work with that has NETMGT. We jokingly call the plate Net Midget.
 
2012-10-06 05:24:47 PM  

retarded: SpiritfireM: My plate. I've had strangers come up to me at gas stations asking if they could take a picture. 

[spiritfiresrealm.com image 768x679]

What is that red decal on the right there?


That's the Horde symbol from World of Warcraft.
 
2012-10-06 05:35:46 PM  
I want an all black Challenger w/ the plate LORD V8R
 
2012-10-06 06:13:58 PM  

Nem Wan: The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img706.imageshack.us image 800x412]

There must be a very lucky person with NCC-1701 in every state. They should be brought together for a group picture somehow.


Can't vouch for every state, but it will max out at no more than 49 of those in circulation. In MO our license plates max out at 6 characters. There's no way to have that plate in Missouri.
 
2012-10-06 06:43:35 PM  
One of the professors at my college has the plate MD - 1337. I've also seen MD - WYSIWYG.
 
2012-10-06 06:47:50 PM  

Vertdang: I want an all black Challenger w/ the plate LORD V8R


www.nytmare.org
 
2012-10-06 07:16:25 PM  
My plate reads CTHULHU. I can't count how many times I've been asked what the hell it means.
 
2012-10-06 07:17:36 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: I saw a license plate with 0253EV the last time I was up at Los Alamos.


511KEV in MI.

tied w ICENINE as my favorite I've ever seen in person.
 
2012-10-06 07:19:27 PM  
CSB time...

My wife's best friend's license plate has the letters 'VIG', and they say that it stands for Very Important Girls.

So whenever we see another car with the letters 'VIG', we'll chase after it and get a picture of it.

We have about 150 Washington state license plate photos and even a Colorado one. (I followed that one with an almost empty gas tank for 10 miles for that one.)

Got one today on the way to work. Luckily I-5 northbound was stop and go from I-90 to the Convention Center...

/end CSB...
 
2012-10-06 07:20:51 PM  

Vertdang: I want an all black Challenger w/ the plate LORD V8R


There's someone in the Dallas area that has an all black Acura with "VADAR". Pretty cool
 
2012-10-06 07:22:05 PM  

cfreak: Vertdang: I want an all black Challenger w/ the plate LORD V8R

There's someone in the Dallas area that has an all black Acura with "VADARVADER". Pretty cool


/ spelling fail
 
2012-10-06 07:36:53 PM  

nytmare: Fess up, whose plate is this?

[www.nytmare.org image 600x450]


I could narrow that down....
 
2012-10-06 08:24:18 PM  

Fano: I've been thinking about getting TZVECL as a plate, I can't imagine too many people would get it, but would realize it has to be a vanity plate


retarded: My plate.


OgreMagi: My previous car plate was "LINUX SA". It was supposed to be transferred to my new car but the DMV screwed up and sent me new plates. I need to find the time to get that mess cleared up. My Harley is "GEEKBKR".


netringer: I have [TCP IP]


squeez cheez: I have OH 42NA. Because O 42NA was taken. Not quite the geek realm, but in the vicinity.


SineSwiper: PLXPRT

I have a friend I work with that has NETMGT. We jokingly call the plate Net Midget.


Folks don't get their fark handle on vanity plates?

/Just me?
 
2012-10-06 08:28:25 PM  
I saw one around here with the tag, CAREXSP. Eventually, I saw the owner in a parking lot and asked him, "Sedges?". He replied, "My wife's PhD dissertation."
 
2012-10-06 08:46:08 PM  
Here's mine. Had it for years, it's survived at least 4 cars over that period.

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-06 09:00:29 PM  

nytmare: Fess up, whose plate is this?


Like anyone is going to admit to owning a farking Plymouth.

/not mine.
//used to own a Plymouth Breeze. Farking P.O.S.
 
2012-10-06 09:52:07 PM  
I had WIN.DRV on my ZR1 Corvette back in the early 90s when I did Windows networks. Had SNAFU1 a few years later and also a drew signed FARKER from about five years ago.
 
2012-10-06 10:35:48 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Couple I've seen

127 0 0 1
/DEV/CAR
DEADBEEF (If you don't get it hit the Googles)

I always really liked one from a VW Bug back in college: PONDR Y


Was that /DEV/CAR one a North Carolina plate? Because I saw that NC plate here in Orlando not too long ago.
 
2012-10-06 10:38:05 PM  
Still a classic:

macnugget.org
 
2012-10-06 10:40:20 PM  

squeez cheez: netringer: I have [TCP IP]

HONK!

"Do you know what it means?" Yes.
"How did you get it?" I applied for it.
"Yeah. But it wasn't available. How did you get it?" I applied for it first.

Get off of my lawn.

//Another guy in the our parking garage at work got TCP 1P
///Pfft.

I have OH 42NA. Because O 42NA was taken. Not quite the geek realm, but in the vicinity.


There's always "O4TUNA"
 
2012-10-06 10:53:41 PM  
I got E EQ MC2 for my wife's sports car. She made me get rid of it because she didn't want to stand out.

I said, "At that speed, nobody will see you babe."
 
2012-10-06 10:58:22 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: [imgs.xkcd.com image 484x297]

of course


I took this a few years ago. Same principle and immediately thought of it when I saw this comic.

i521.photobucket.com
And no, I am not missing an arm.

Also, this one isn't exactly nerdy, but I laugh every time I look at it.

i521.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-06 11:14:24 PM  
I know a guy whose plate reads, PLAN9. I may have to kill him so I can use that.
 
2012-10-06 11:19:04 PM  
Mine isn't terribly geeky, but it is interweb inspired: NSFW

/Beware of inappropriate content
 
2012-10-06 11:49:06 PM  
The story is that Jean Louse Gassee had a license plate that read "openmac" during the development of the Mac II.
 
2012-10-07 01:17:56 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

I occasionally get asked whether it's about rocket surgery or zombies. Both.

It does have a New Horizons "My other vehicle is on the way to Pluto" bumper sticker. Need a zombie one - waiting for the post-Halloween sale.
 
2012-10-07 01:19:52 AM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-07 02:46:33 AM  
members.iglou.com

/I am a dork.
 
2012-10-07 05:04:53 AM  
http://www.coolpl8z.com/pl8z/final/coolpl8z_d-fens.jpg
 
2012-10-07 05:08:23 AM  
www.therpf.com

Not really related, but while looking for something else, I found the plate for the terrorists in Back to the Future. "553 KSM." Trippy.
 
2012-10-07 07:06:53 AM  
I tried to get 20GOTO10 but my state won't allow 8 characters, so I got a boring-old regular plate.

Thanks to this thread, I'm thinking of getting 2F8 IRQ3 next time I renew.
 
2012-10-07 09:29:46 AM  

Saturn5:


My parents have a Scion with a plate that reads HP2BSQR
 
2012-10-07 09:31:53 AM  
wut?.............................

i466.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-07 02:01:11 PM  
this is not a 'shoop...I know this person
25.media.tumblr.com

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-07 02:37:19 PM  
Looks like my idea for a Lime `70 Cuda with "00FF00" tags is taken already.
 
2012-10-07 03:13:04 PM  
I've seen B9 2MER on a car in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
 
2012-10-07 09:27:39 PM  
My Chevy Cobalt has the vanity plate GOLIATH
 
2012-10-08 06:02:59 AM  
In my apartment complex here in Bloomington, IN, is a lemon yellow smart car with the plate "ACUTE IQ"
 
2012-10-08 08:03:13 AM  
Saw a VW new Beetle on the Golden Gate bridge. License plate seemed odd. It was custom but had no idea what it meant.

Then it hit us... it was hexadecimal for the (yellow) color of the car.
 
2012-10-08 02:00:13 PM  
I'm an insurance agent, and it kills me every time I have to tell a gay person during enrollment that they can't cover their partners the way they would a legal spouse on their policies because of state insurance regulations. When I get my next car, I'm already planning for my plate to read "NTTAWWT".
 
2012-10-08 04:59:19 PM  
CSB:Ever since I got my license at 16, I've dreamed of having NCC-1701. Being from VT, the spaces only allowed for 5 characters at the time. All my dreams were dead!

They've since added more character spaces, so all my dreams are ALIVE!

My MIL has TARDIS2.
My parents have 2NLUV (and recently added 2NLUV2 with a second vehicle)
/not geeky
//unless you realize that Dexter's parents have the same plate...
cdn.static.ovimg.com
 
2012-10-08 10:55:33 PM  
Every morning on my way to work, I walk by a car parked on the side of the road. The license plate reads KHAAAN.

/tried explaining it to the GF
//no luck
 
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