UPDATED: The 9pm Trickle-Down Containers of Hackers and Grief

Emirati multinational logistics company DP World pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with a display of shipping containers at their docks in Southampton. (Photo: Andrew McAlpine/Southern Daily Echo)

As the world, and in particular the UK, emerges from the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, regular service is resumed — by which I mean the usual mix of the stupid and the bizarre.

[Update: This episode was edited on 25 September 2022 to reflect developments across the weekend in the Optus data breach story. If you’re after just that update, scroll in to 55m02s.]

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The 9pm Killer Robot Restaurant Booking with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh

UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh (left) and one of the special friends he made along the way. (Photo: Christian Kielmann/TU Berlin)

The first special-guest episode in the spring series is a fascinating chat about artificial intelligence, killer robots, and more with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh, chief scientist of the brand new UNSW AI Institute.

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The 9pm Delusion of His Anserine Highness, Princess Timothy of Kew, and Other Observations

Self-described “walking stereotype” and “insufferable constitutional monarchist” Tim Smith MP speaks to the media at Parliament House in Melbourne after he crashed his car while drink driving in October 2021. (Photo: Andrew Henshaw)

The spring series of The 9pm Edict kicks off in a strange week, especially in British politics and the monarchy. This episode is a disjointed set of personal observations and complaints.

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The 9pm COVIDSafe Global Warming Happy Times with Justin Warren

Justin Warren
Justin Warren, or a reasonable imitation thereof, at work in a back yard in Melbourne (Photo: Kyle Taylor/ABC News)

The winter series of The 9pm Edict continues with the return of Justin Warren, “consultant, freedom of information tragic, hexagon enthusiast, and creator of the CyberRating™ labelling scheme”. He’s also chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia, but I’m sure they’ll disown him.

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The 9pm Space Telescope Titillation with Pulsar Boy Rami Mandow

Rami Mandow and two telescopes, one an optical scope and one part of a home-made radio telescope. (Photo: Supplied; Post-processing: Stilgherrian)

The winter series of The 9pm Edict continues with astrophysicist Rami Mandow, founder of SpaceAustralia.com. There’s a new telescope to talk about, and much more.

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