While we won’t get Boaty McBoatface, and Ice Ice Breaky is just a dream, internet pranksters have another chance to wreak havoc with a government agency, with the NBN offering the chance to “Blast your face into space“. The second Sky Muster satellite (a name chosen by public vote with less than inspiring results) will soon be launched, and selected photos will be used to create a collage to be placed on the rocket that will take the satellite into orbit. While we could think of many pictures we’d like to add to the collage, this caveat in the terms and conditions has put a dampener on our plans:

“They will not submit any material (Content) that is unlawful or fraudulent or that may be in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, politically incorrect, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, racist, ageist, sexist, objectionable with respect to religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children under 15, or otherwise unsuitable for publication in the context of this competition.”

We do wonder who judges what is politically incorrect for the purposes of this exercise? Ms Tips wants to know: could we use the word “broken”?

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