Spotted - The Geekiest License Plates

"Alert! Geek spotted driving a Toyota Camry".  "No, I didn't have a geek scanner, he just had a license plate with 'MS-DOS' on his car", that's what James told us, when he sent us  the link with a geeky license plate.

So, we decided to do a little 'geeky license plate' spotting of our own and tag our favorites.  So, with out any wait, we present our  favorite geek license plates  starting from the obvious (via Flickr and thanks to all those who spotted them):

geek license plate

HTTP-COM license plate

binary license plate

HTTP license plate

(did you read live long and prosper?)

XML license plate

Away from Keyboard? :P

close your windows people!

and finally here's something to laugh a bit about

You found a geeky license plate too? Drop us a comment.


I saw a 'UID 0' on my way to

I saw a 'UID 0' on my way to werk one day.

You missed one

Mine is in Nevada: "NO SPOON".

So geeky even most geeks don't get it.


My friend has the license

My friend has the license plate of PWN J00. In Augusta, GA


In Harrisburg, PA... sweet subaru wrx sti w/ license plate:





Seen around Athens, GA "IF THEN" wish I had a picture


spotted near Baltimore, MD about 5 years ago on a NY plate: "SUID 0".


I will have to send a picture of mine, HACKER.

Here is mine.

gaming reference

seen in Sarasota, FL

"WTF N00B"



A friend of mine had "B VMUNIX" on his Virginia license plate for years ... and it's the first thing you type to manually boot a BSD-based unix, such as SunOS.

heh heh, My Plate is

heh heh, My Plate is MAC+OS... the dash was taken, so someone has MAC-OS in NH


I remember seeing this one 15 years ago. For those of you that have never worked in a IBM Mainframe(MVS) environment IEFBR14 is the name of a utility program that does nothing! The only instruction in the program is a BRanch to the address in register 14 which is the exit point of the program. The purpose of this "do nothing" program was to allow the JES(Job Execution System) to process file dispositions specified in the JCL(Job Control Language) executing the program. Most commonly it would be used to delete temporary files at the end of a job or allocate new files at the end of a job.

John Carmacks ferarri says

John Carmacks ferarri says PH34R

I used to proudly go around

I used to proudly go around Virginia with HTTPS on my plates, but gave it up when I sold the car. Someone already had HTTP. :)

HTTP already taken

I used to proudly go around Virginia with HTTPS on my plates, but gave it up when I sold the car. Someone already had HTTP. :)

Santa Clara is geek Mecca

I saw a license plate that only a geek could love: "1394". I guess firewire wouldn't fit.

another plate

i saw this one a few months ago

another plate

i saw this one a few months ago

There's a guy I work with

There's a guy I work with whose license plate is DEBIAN.

Spotted "SEGFAULT" near

Spotted "SEGFAULT" near Albany, NY

TAN 270

One of my all-time geekiest plates. Can you guess what kind of car this was found on?

I had the plate "3ds Guru"

I had the plate "3ds Guru" in California and in Virgina. I'm shocked no one saw that! =) They now rest in frames above my computer in my office.


My friend Gina has the license plate ROTFL :-) (NC); also seen in the Triangle area is a VW bug with the license plate "FEATURE".


In Scottsdale AZ I have seen a white ford focus with a mac sticker in the back window and a license plate that reads FFFFFF.

I work with one person who

I work with one person who has "Perl" and another who has "Quake". I'll try to get some photos

AS 400

In eugene oregon I've seen someone driving around with plates that read "AS 400".

Geek plate

My old Porsche 911 - this pic was taken in 1993 or so

geeky license plates

my friend has two BMW's, one is ASCII the other says UNICODE. if you give me an email to send to ill send the pics.

Seen in Sunnyvale, CA:

Seen in Sunnyvale, CA: "H4XOR U"

I've had and still have

lnxgod on my mustang
x root x on my Monte Still have this one


I saw SYSADM and ORACLE plates around Boston.

License Plates

Seen a license plate SUDO ME.

In Quebec, we have less freedom in choosing license plates, so it's mostly 3 numbers then 3 letters, or the oppsite.

I've seen 511 KeV, the mass of the electron... :)

My friend's plate is:DISCO

My friend's plate is:

Most people jus think it's supposed to read "Discount"... then I added, "yeah well he bought the plate at a discount store, so they left out the 'u'".


A co-worker in the Peach State has this one. I wish I'd thought of some like this sooner. Now, you can't request WTF and some other internet acronyms anymore... They're on to us bad geeks!

Spotted a fake...

The picture of the German number plate on the BMW is a fake. There are no customized number plates in Germany. So this guy would get stopped and grounded by the next police officer that spots him. But I guess as a real geek he might not mind…


I have "ICODE4U" in UT.

Another one seen


Too cool.

Two to add

One I saw at college a few weeks ago:

And my friend Liems from IRC:

2006 Dodge Viper

I have the license plate "8 BIT"

I love the 80's and early pre-pc/mac computers, so i picked up 8 BIT in the state of Wisconsin.

This may or may not count.

I've seen a green VW beetle in Santa Fe with the plates "Aphid"


"OMG BBQ" - on my friend's car in San Diego, CA

Several years ago, a friend

Several years ago, a friend had a Utah plate 'PGMR', which refers to herself as an AS/400 Programmer.

Me and my

Me and my eclipse

By far my favorite plate ever


Spotted this one near our datacenter in San Francisco:


I have the AFK plate in Nevada...

Just saw yesterday in NH...

Just saw yesterday in NH... H4XXOR

My Lic says:"Syn-Ack"

My Lic says:


Another plate (UK)

My boss has: