The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
/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 JPGs, and
applications they'll never use onto their hard disks. As Ozone Pilot
[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, courier, leech; compare weenie, spod