A member of the hacker subculture called Release Groups or Warez Groups, mostly responsible for releasing and spreading (DRM removed) software, movies, music and ebooks. The term is also used to describe the members of the Demoscene: A computer art subculture, specialized in producing demos: non-interactive, audio-visual and real-time presentations on a computer. "Demosceners" origin from Release Groups.
He is not just a programmer, he is a Scener.
If you want to see real computer art, you have to look what the Sceners can do with Demos.
The hacker ethics are similar with the principles of the Sceners. They want information to be free.
Abbroviation of disabled. Term was used by Release Groups to discribe an unlimited download account of someone, who was trading cracked (DRM removed) software in a Bulletin Board System (BBS) in the 80s and 90s.
Mainly, those BBS used ratios to regulate the download and upload rates of a scene member. When the ratio was disabled, the member could download an unlimited amount of files. Today, FTP sites are being used instead of local Bulletin Board Systems. The principle of a ratio still remains, but the term dizzy is not being used no more.
When was a Scener, I had dizzy at Crazyhouse BBS.
Fairlight members get a dizzy, for all others it's ratio 1:3.