Acronym for: End User Data Hogs
An unspoken philosophy of many warez junkies who amass hundreds of programs and thousands of various different files types. Often, they have no real intention of using all but a few of them since, at some point, it becomes impossible to install, learn, and use all the new programs that become available every year.
Practitioners have a few main facets:
- A “Whatever Works” philosophy – Advocacy always comes second to effectiveness; Linux vs Windows or Macintosh is irrelevant, whatever works best for the job at hand.
- Compression – only the highest compression should be used to store or transmit any given file (usually RAR format).
- Encryption – transmit and keep Warez and files securely, often with hash files. A EUDAH is aware people do not want him to have the files he has.
- Catalogue – to store, catalogue and exchange lists of files for the purpose of making available to trusted sources. A EUDAH is organized. After all, having all that information is useless without a catalogue of some sort (even if this means that he just alphabetized his CD collection.)
- Anonymity – to do all activites without being tracked or known. A EUDAH is paranoid.
EUDaH’s generally have an enormous burned–CD or DVD collection, large hard drives, and fast Internet connections. They are the un-named direct enemy of the RIAA/MPAA and who the RIAA is searching for in its dragnet of file sharing networks. They could be called information pack-rats who gather the seemingly unlimited amount of data on the Internet and store it.
Tools of the trade
- Directory Lister – freeware tool for creating HTML directory listings.
- WinRAR – shareware tool for creating tighter, better archives.
- MD5sum – tool for testing the integrity of archives.
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