warez d00dz

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warez d00dz /weirz doodz/ /n./ A substantial subculture of crackers refer to themselves as `warez d00dz'; there is evidently some connection with B1FF here. As `Ozone Pilot', one former warez d00d, wrote:

     Warez d00dz get illegal copies of copyrighted software.  If it
     has copy protection on it, they break the protection so the
     software can be copied.  Then they distribute it around the world
     via several gateways.  Warez d00dz form badass group names like
     RAZOR and the like.  They put up boards that distribute the
     latest ware, or pirate program.  The whole point of the Warez
     sub-culture is to get the pirate program released and distributed
     before any other group.  I know, I know.  But don't ask, and it
     won't hurt as much.  This is how they prove their poweress [sic].
     It gives them the right to say, "I released King's Quest IVXIX
     before you so obviously my testicles are larger." Again don't
     ask...
The studly thing to do if one is a warez d00d, it appears, is emit `0-day warez', that is copies of commercial software copied and cracked on the same day as its retail release. Warez d00ds also hoard software in a big way, collecting untold megabytes of arcade-style games, pornographic GIFs, and applications they'll never use onto their hard disks. As Ozone Pilot acutely observes:

     [BELONG] is the only word you will need to know.  Warez d00dz
     want to belong.  They have been shunned by everyone, and thus
     turn to cyberspace for acceptance.  That is why they always start
     groups like TGW, FLT, USA and the like.  Structure makes them
     happy. [...]  Warez d00dz will never have a handle like "Pink
     Daisy" because warez d00dz are insecure.  Only someone who is
     very secure with a good dose of self-esteem can stand up to the
     cries of fag and girlie-man.  More likely you will find warez
     d00dz with handles like: Doctor Death, Deranged Lunatic,
     Hellraiser, Mad Prince, Dreamdevil, The Unknown, Renegade
     Chemist, Terminator, and Twin Turbo.  They like to sound badass
     when they can hide behind their terminals.  More likely, if you
     were given a sample of 100 people, the person whose handle is
     Hellraiser is the last person you'd associate with the name.
The contrast with Internet hackers is stark and instructive. See cracker, wannabee, handle, elite; compare weenie, spod.


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