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Wandering around the Internet last week, I ran across a good new verb. To ture is to user the Internet in general; this was coined from confusion over the concept of the Turing Machine, and fills a need, as well as honouring Alan Turing, who was important in making it all possible.

Bad idea!

Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:23 pm
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The article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20578691 tells us that the Ministry of Defence (UK) is intending to forn a mational Computer Emergency Response Team ("CERT"), and to recruit a "Cyber Reserve", to provide a means to use civillian computert security expertise if the UK is subjected to a major "cyber attack."

This may be a good idea, although the MoD are good at messing up new ideas. But my twisted mind immediately came up with the idea of a TV comedy series based on it, as an unholy combination of Dad's Army and The Big Bang Theory. And the really ironic thing is that such a series might actually be a good way of teaching the population some basic security precautions. Ordinary methods don't work at all well. But doing it would be really hard, because preaching will kill the ratings, quickly. 

"Script kiddie" puns in the comments, please. 

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