K-rad literally means 1000 times rad, just as a kbyte or kilobyte refers to around 1000 bytes.
K-rad was made popular in the 1980s by computer hacker circles. The word 'rad' reffered to a radical act performed by a hacker which deserved congratulations.
The term k-rad originated around the same time people started talking in numbers l1k3 th15. This type of language first started apearing on BBSes and FTP warez sites.
I h4v3 +h3 m05+ 733+, k-r4d 5k1llz 0n th3 n3+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I have the most leet, k-rad skillz on the net!)
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