More from my lexicon : (most of this I make up on the fly)
- Malin. ...- root word malingerer. Can be any age. Most often a human who has been pushed into school and / or N CO military status. Pushed due to naivety usually or unaware parents/peers. More people are learning about 'malins' Basically the schools or Corp.funded schools they are in... throw garbage diagnosis at them like ADHD or CHRONIC FATAIGUE SYNDROME.... Because each diagnosis allocates funds from the school. It's all about the Money. Malins are generally deprived.of any good education and tend to couch surf and whine for head-lozz
True.. our planet is not a city... Far enough from a completely urban wasteland. However there are trends that easily allow one to take an amalgam of today's news, words,concepts ... rip it from newspapers and/or sci-fi , pop culture, etc. Make our lexicon. Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson films inspire me. Recently the two actors in the film, the Sunset Limited.
Lots of good stuff here, and I didn't even read it all. Off the top, hopefully constructive:
-For Gibson, I don't remember that joyboy necessarily meant prostitute. I always took it more like "adreniline junkie." Wage's joyboys like to start fights, like Molly. But it's been a while since I read all those books.
-Traditionally, a phreak was a specialist in land lines. I think the term is out of use though.
teddy bear - reliable friend, often overweight gay man, who will take you in after a round of hardcore mainlining. He can often be a fence, father-figure, brother, priest. If he is younger than he is the teddy boy. Serious hacking not a solo endeavour.
Datura - a vegetable ingredient suggested by the smaller sects. Shamans are best example after that perhaps "medicine men" this sect is older than binary code. Is ancient with roots in pre-colombian culture. So any psychedelic plant that can make one perceive from a hive mind... qualifies. Datura just an easy example as it pretty much grows anywhere.
Paranoia Hackers get paranoid.. so they need real family and friends. There's nothing they can do to stave off paranoia exceptions: cruel honesty, no booze, cigarettes ok, other smoking products no. This is more a topic than a definition
Define your kind of hacker. Based on my contributions here and in fan fiction is easy to see my kind of hacker has a garden... a real one. Parallels may not be obvious until one thinks about it. I guess I'll write some more fan fiction after Heroes of Steel is funded. thx
phonetically : "Listen here li'l Oggie. We UnOggs [Fleshies] don't always want to deal with someone made out of beverage machine parts, or have to explain a medical issue to someone who has to see specialist about fluid replacement after every thirty billion cycles. Oh, thats right. Oggies cant cry, right? Bet you can only eat baby food too? Can't buy that for a dollar; anymore. How about we frame your head in a F-cage, no?! How much would that hurt, R.C.? All your kind ever really do is cause pain and agony in your wake. There is more peace to being UnOgg than your circuitry could ever tell you, especially in one's own head."
Bold. I like the style and the substance. How would a Faraday cage work on an Auggie? They couldn't get WiFi, I guess. I'll add: CISHUMANIST (n). Opponent of transhumanism. (adj). Opposing same.
LordofSyn @aegis nice. Help clarify? Is an auggie someone cyber-augmented? Link to a Faraday Cage? I dunno what it is. I'll wiki it but would be good to learn from you. What is pronunciation of cishumanist? Like Shishumanist... Scitzhumanist... Cysthumanist? Interesting cuz is timely wit news of the South African Olympic Runner with the dual leg prosthesis whom was charged with murdering his girlfriend.