On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 02:26:52 +0100, "..:: Dark Avenger ::.."
Post by ..:: Dark Avenger ::..
Leggiti il jargon file se vuoi definizioni esatte, perche' lo slang hacker
e' quello e solo quello...
Lo slang hacker...
Vabbè ecco la definizione dallo jargon:
Dove saranno poi le differenze..
[originally among Amiga fans]
1. Synonym for luser, not used much by hackers but common among
warez d00dz, crackers, and phreakers. A person who downloads much, but
who never uploads. (Also known as leecher). Oppose elite. Has the same
connotations of self-conscious elitism that use of luser does among
2. Someone who tries to crack a BBS.
3. Someone who annoys the sysop or other BBS users for instance,
by posting lots of silly messages, uploading virus-ridden software,
frequently dropping carrier, etc.
Crackers also use it to refer to cracker wannabees. In phreak
culture, a lamer is one who scams codes off others rather than doing
cracks or really understanding the fundamental concepts. In warez
d00dz culture, where the ability to wave around cracked commercial
software within days of (or before) release to the commercial market
is much esteemed, the lamer might try to upload garbage or shareware
or something incredibly old (old in this context is read as a few
years to anything older than 3 days). Lamer is also much used in the
IRC world in a similar sense to the above.
This term seems to have originated in the Commodore-64 scene in
the mid 1980s. It was popularized among Amiga crackers of the
mid-1980s by Lamer Exterminator, the most famous and feared Amiga
virus ever, which gradually corrupted non-write-protected floppy disks
with bad sectors. The bad sectors, when looked at, were overwritten
with repetitions of the string LAMER!.