> Next in the dump, there's Sonic Screwdriver – a Doctor Who reference suggesting the design may have come from the UK's GCHQ spy nerds
Jesus fucking wept. No, a reference to a British TV series does not suggest a link a British agency unless you are soft in the head. Was it not in the Reg that I read that the OSX source code is peppered with reference to the British series Porridge? Does Python not take it's name from the British Monty Python's Flying Circus? Spam, ditto. For crying out loud, even the Simpsons has made jokes about US college nerds' love of British humour and sci-fi. Shit, even the Asperger's character from Dan 'Sony pay me whether I run the show or masturbate and play PlayStation' Harmon's Community has an obsession with 'Inspector Space Time' [Dr Who].
And seriously, what kind of retard thinks that an organisation like GCHQ, full of very smart, game-playing individuals, would name a software tool such that it links back to them?
What the hell has happened to the Reg? I know it's a Friday and all, but I'm pissed and yet seem to be doing a better job of critical thinking. I don't know if the author has noticed what's going on in this year of our Lord 2017, but it might just be an idea to double-down on what we used to call journalism, because there is a queue of bullshit merchants out there just champing at the bit (to mix my quadruped-based metaphors).
Live by the snark, die by the snark.