Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 13th, 2013

The British Empire explained in just one photo. retronaut.com/wp-content/upl…

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@jodiem @R_Chirgwin Thanks. They’re a bit out of date, but the first one about support levels is probably mostly right.

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@jodiem @R_Chirgwin I wrote these articles to explain “cheap hosting”. (Third never done.) stilgherrian.com/internet/inter… stilgherrian.com/internet/inter…

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He is, @NewtonMark, he is. But we’re not supposed to tell anyone.

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NewtonMark Harold Holt could be reading War and Peace for the 354th time in a secret Israeli jail right now. How would anyone know?

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Matthew 7 verse 5 applies to so many tweets.

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@BennettArron That’s pretty bad. So why am I laughing?

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BennettArron I think Uri Geller should be the new Pope. That way, with Pope Uri, at least the Vatican would smell nice…

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This needs to be a movie. Of a certain genre.

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charltonbrooker Current BBC news site lead story is ‘Horsemeat probe “will be relentless”.’ That’s nice.

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Random old blog post: “Google Rank and website basics: a practical example” (May 2009) stilgherrian.com/internet/googl…

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THIS GIANT CARTOON MOOSE THING IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE STOLEN EMU THING.

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@bobbyllew Perhaps you can help me. Is @elonmusk really a giant cartoon moose, or not?

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I am fairly sure, judging by his achievements, that @elonmusk is not actually a giant cartoon moose. But can I be completely sure?

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Whenever I see the name @elonmusk I imagine a giant cartoon moose.

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New blog post, very late: “Weekly Wrap 140: China hacks, Telstra slows, and more” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/14…

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“FreeBSD-curious” is a thing?

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You wouldn’t download a fire alarm.

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lukelewis Sure, the Pope resigned, but what’s the local angle? Via @psmith pic.twitter.com/AoS9ZYLp

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“Tonight on ‘I’m a Instant Fucking Expert’, the architecture of railway signalling systems and fire alarms.” Fucktards.

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I see Sydney CityRail commuters are handling the delays caused by a signalling centre alarm with their usual good grace and charity.

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RT @0x1C: @stilgherrian @bengrubb If you guys make out is it incest? [Only if Bob Katter joins too. stilgherrian.com/media/separate… ]

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“Bra mic consultant”? Hang on, have I missed some major technological development here?

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@bengrubb See? You and I are one. Our lives are identical.

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Australia’s “Cyber Policy and Homeland Security Division”. [giggles]

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“Australian Cyber Security Centre will be 95% Defence staffed”, writes @mukimu zdnet.com/australian-cyb…

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Wed plan, final stages: Minestrone, shiraz, and reading; an early night, for tomorrow I write.

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@piecritic Now that I see what you mean, I think we should buy AGD a new disc of clip art.

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I can see how this Freedom of Information thing is just going to fuck up everything for everybody. It should never have been allowed.

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@piecritic Yeah I’m still getting to all that. I was having a nice nap and then you gave AGD some sort of emetic.

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What @piecritic has done is FOI a bunch of docs related to Aust govt’s data retention discussions with ISPs. righttoknow.org.au/request/docume…

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@piecritic Oh I realise this initial deed is all that’s done. This won’t be done done for some time…

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Oh damn you, @piecritic! I was planning an early night!

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PM Gillard on US State of the Union: “No comment. Australia is an independent nation, and I’ll focus on running that.” No?

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There’s a federal court case tomorrow, Raytheon vs Lockheed Martin. Can’t they just do missiles at 50,000 paces?

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@barrysaunders Try holding out some cheese.

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RT @feed_the_chooks: First-grade proverbs. iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=65818 [Or, you know, not. message.snopes.com/showthread.php… Possibly from old BBC Radio.]

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What hath I wrought?

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briankrebs in what is becoming something of an unfortunate meme, my name and likeness used on a login to a zeus botnet controller ow.ly/hFpkn

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Our Lord of the Swiss Cheese.

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RT @juhasaarinen: Hope it didn’t involve fish and loaves of bread. [No, but it was the prequel to “American Pie”.]

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RT @juhasaarinen: Dammit, autocorrect… don’t change supper to slapper. [One of Jesus’ lesser-known miracles.]

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Yeah, I think it’s time to mute your hashtags, America. Nothing personal, but you’re full of it.

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So I see Anonymous has succeeded in preventing us seeing Mr Obama’s speech.

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Folks, put your TVs down. It’s quicker to read. Here’s Mr Obama’s script. blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/…

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RT @larasinclair: Vietnam jails 32 bloggers | The Australian: theaustralian.com.au/news/world/vie… [Off to a good start then. Congrats.]

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Twitter is that guy on the couch next to you who keeps repeating everything the people on TV say AND YOU WANT TO PUNCH HIM VERY HARD.

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I think it’s vital that you all tweet what Mr Obama is saying for those of us on Twitter without the internet.

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“Media diversity” is being able to choose the middle-aged newsreader with the blue suit or the middle-aged newsreader with the grey suit.

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Oh. State of the Union. The media’s walk-chewgum limit has been reached. I might as well open the wine.

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This would seem to indicate that Hansard from yesterday’s Estimates ain’t ready yet. parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/searc…

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Me from 24 Jan: “Australia’s National Security Strategy? Or Labor’s election-year cyber gimmick?” I wonder… zdnet.com/australias-nat…

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Hammering wooden stakes into my ears until the media starts making sense.

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Because if you read a Fairfax website, the internet KNOWS and you’ll be prevented from reading the Guardian. Somehow. Because MAGIC!

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nicchristensen Fairfax readers will no longer get Guardian stories after the company cancelled its copy usage agreement bit.ly/X31rN6

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RT @kcarruthers: I think we all need to start spelling it ‘cyberrrrrr’ [Very yes. YEs, @dobes?]

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“Gaps exposed in Australian Cyber Security Centre plan”, writes @pragmatic45. I’m shocked, I tell you. scmagazine.com.au/News/333108,ga…

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Immediately previous tweet is HT @Elmo_Keep, but I linked to the full story rather than Bruce Sterling’s blog post about it.

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“She was the poster child for the generation of self-important idiots Etsy has birthed from its polymer vagina.” wired.co.uk/news/archive/2…

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Wed plan, clarified: Since I’m feeling crap, it’ll be a plod through the comms backlog, reading, planning and not-too-hectic near-thinking.

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@cxi Thank you. It would’ve been better without the typo but, hey, Wednesdays.

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@cxi How do you do it? I can never drink more that four.

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Hacked TV station broadcasts emergency zombie alert, sure bit.ly/X2QETn but remember this? stilgherrian.com/arts/czech_fak…

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RT @jeamland: It’s a cat picture on the Internet. I do believe that is a use in and of itself. [True. We’re facing such a shortage…]

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RT @jeamland: I do believe @stilgherrian will find this most useful: media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mekbxzK… [For what, exactly?]

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RT @dannolan: I’ve written up something short on the massive privacy issue on Google Play, I hope this makes sense phetdreams.tumblr.com/post/429599020…

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marclehmann We (@glav and the @saasu labs team) are looking for grad devs. Sydney based. DM me if interested.

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@JohnBirmingham Salon. Americans. Where do we begin? ;) No problems, Sir. The first three stories were gorgeous. Haven’t seen the new one.

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@Davidramli @joshgnosis Dunno. If the hearing was about subsidies to the car industry, though, wouldn’t numbers be cited? [shrugs]

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RT @bencubby: How turtles control their own pregnancies. bit.ly/VScYvs [Has anyone told Cardinal Pell?]

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RT @d33pthought: don’t know, but I’d love to see a periodic table of elements in tab labels. go… [Can all 92, 103 or 234 or whatever fit?]

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So… how many browser tabs is too many? twitpic.com/c36sug

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@Sally_Jackson Ah, so NOW we get to the truth of the matter! All is understood, and my deepest sympathies. May your day go well! :)

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@Sally_Jackson Besides, you called me “dude”. Which is the bigger crime here? (This, too, is just mid-morning banter.)

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@Sally_Jackson Huh? A couple lighthearted tweets about things I found odd or amusing is “making an issue”? Sorry if I’ve pressed buttons.

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THE EMU IS NOT THE POINT.

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“There is no such place as cyberspace… It is just a bad metaphor that has outlived its usefulness.” Yes, FFS! Yes! salon.com/2013/02/12/the…

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RT @Idealaw: “Stop pretending cyberspace exists. Treating the Internet as a mythical country makes us dumber.” bit.ly/VRsHQR [YES!]

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RT @gattaca: @stilgherrian Only now? ;) [Shoosh you.]

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Oh dear. I appear to be in a Mood.

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@Sally_Jackson Ah, I see. Personally, I take responsibility for what I tweet under my name. ;) [ducks]

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@Sally_Jackson Careful, there may not be enough @dailytelegraph branding in that tweet. Where was this story again?

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OK, I’m finished. For now.

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There’d be more “descent into chaos” in their daily production meetings, I reckon.

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Maybe @amworldtodaypm journos ought to catch a suburban bus or train mid-afternoon. “Schoolgirl chaos!” Or are they angling for ACA jobs?

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And “NBN Senate hearing descends into chaos”? Really? A few seconds of people talking over each other and a couple swear words? FFS!

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But here’s @amworldtodaypm reporting on a Senate hearing on our biggest national project, and there’s not a single concrete number in it.

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I think the theory is that is a general news reporter can’t understand the detail then they assume the audience doesn’t want to know.

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@joshgnosis Tweeting ephemera as it happens, sure, “live reportage” if you dignify it. But this is how a national flagship reports NBN? Bah!

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@juhasaarinen Hey, don’t pick on me, I’m just quoting Senator Cameron!

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“Mr Quigley, do not engage with Senator Heffernan. It would be totally counterproductive.” abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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RT @StilCyber: cyber-“Considerate cyber-detail”? cyber-] [Oh who asked you?]

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@myrcurial Still, it’s nice to see the old Australian cyber-sewage incident getting a mention. Ah, the classics are always the best!

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@myrcurial Oh that article is hilarious, except that people might, you know, read it. I am your ally in The Struggle.

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“Cyber Achilles Heel” FTW! “More than a few security professionals,” @myrcurial! That’s you! [ducks] foxbusiness.com/technology/201…

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Thanks, @myrcurial, you’ve just improved my productivity 3000%!

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myrcurial I just don’t have sufficient words: Fox Business pulls out EVERY SCADA/Cyber story in an omnibus crapheap. foxbusiness.com/technology/201…

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We shall be building “relationships and knowledge foundations” at Kickstart? Yeah? Have you SEEN these people?

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Hang on what? Kickstart Forum starts THIS Sunday? Oh that explains a few things… kickstartforum.com/index6.php/kic…

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RT @DAngeloFisher: This piece of nonsense management jargon just in: “overarching underpinnings”. [This is excellent! HT @engochick]

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@jeamland I know! Reading and writing should be left to the commissioned officers. Thinking to those ranking Colonel or above.

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@jeamland So this? colourpatch.com.au/bmz_cache/3/3e… Yeah in the Modern Australian Army, grunts are allowed to read and even write!

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@jeamland More seriously, no rank insignia means they’re a grunt. army.gov.au/Who-we-are/Ran…

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@jeamland Careless dresser? Or reinterpret the whole question using this guide! acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/DPU

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@lukehopewell Ah, live radio is such an excellent discipline for sharpening your critical thinking.

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@lukehopewell Indeed, “the fraud thing”. So you spotted it too? ;)

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You know, @702sydney, it’s just TERRIBLE when Australian businesses make a profit, isn’t it!

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Nice avoid of the actionable defamation there, @lukehopewell, with no help from @702sydney. [smirks]

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lunivore It’s only a “deadline” if your project will die failing to meet it. Otherwise it’s just a sadline. I’m going to call them that from now on.

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RT @jplonie: emu disagreeing with you ? [Not about anything we’ve discussed so far.]

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RT @cxi: “Processing takes 6-8 weeks” yea. I can travel around the world on foot in less time! [KML file or it didn’t happen!]

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Hmmm. My tummy is still upset. I suppose I should turn that into a blog. And we should all sing the song! youtube.com/watch?v=l-4Wbj…

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@leoniedoyle @vealmince @jonaholmesMW The common thread there is that they they all have to argue for funding, and a Scary New Thing wins.

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I notice that no-one seems to have given me flights and accommodation to get to RSA Conference yet. Surely some bizarre oversight.

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Dear Federal Politicians, please pop down to the Great Hall this arvo for NICTA Techfest. See what Aust technology can do. Life ain’t coal.

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Wed plan, draft: Document that Apache AuthConfig weirdness; a day of reading, planning and catching up on the comms backlog; evening TBA.

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Bah, @Serrels! Forget the Chocolate Bruce Willis, where can I get a catsuit like the one she’s wearing on the left? kotaku.com.au/2013/02/yes-th…

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RT @jplonie: the question isn’t who but where will they find it and why is it wearing your clothes [Bah. It still has all its feathers.]

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OK, which one of you bastards stole the emu? police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel… Presser at 1030 AEDT. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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@lukehopewell @chrisjrn @gusworldau I’m not sure what I’ve done now, but I’ll assume for the moment that I have little to fear.

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@jonaholmesMW I say: “The cyber prefix seems to be used non-ironically only by policymakers and the mentally feeble.” crikey.com.au/2013/01/25/sti…

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@jonaholmesMW How about “used his programming skills to create a software robot, or bot”? Even makes clear it wasn’t hardware.

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@jonaholmesMW Oh “bot” certainly needs explaining, that’s not outlandish. “Cyber-” for anything internet-related is. If I may suggest…

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Hello, Wednesday, and Happy Birthday Chuck Yeager, first pilot to fly faster than sound. As fas as we know. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yea…

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