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1. The parasitic larva of a botfly.
2. bots(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.
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A computer term variously defined as
(1) Software code which performs a task over a computer network;
(2) A graphical synthetic agent that colonises and interacts in a virtual world;
(3) A computer program which automatically looks for information on the Internet.
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An informal term for a mild illness in humans.
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Patient discussion about bot

Q. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. My wife is 2 months pregnant. I love to drink only if she gives company. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. Is it okay to drink when pregnant?

A. If you love your wife, you ought not drink in front of her. She shouldn't be drinking either, for the health of the baby. After all, what the mother consumes, the baby does too. I don't think there is a magic filter protecting the baby other than what the mother does. I wish you both well.

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Trolling has evolved into a highly potent weapon of cyber warfare wherein trolls are part of organised crime.
Zulkifli said the act of trolling someone is illegal if it is used to spread lies or create tension among the people especially Muslims.
Out of the more than 400 people studied, who were on average in their early 20s, the researchers found that men were more likely than women to participate in trolling behavior.
Here's a dark thought: Do be vigilant about family members and friends showing signs of trolling and the Dark Tetrad.
The term "trolling" defines the posting of hateful comments by a person or group along with the more aggressive, premeditated and prepared hate movements (Popescu and Ciurlau, 2016) undertaken by groups of people.
Challenging as it may be the development of online trolling has had a long historical backtrack in communist countries.
Steve Miranda at Mississippi State University to measure crappie catch rates with trolling and poling to help management make the best decisions about pole limits.
DO the police have their priorities right on internet trolling? The report stating that a fake Twitter account was set up claiming to be the ghost of Jamie Bulger is a case in point (Outrage at 'Ghost of James'' Twitter account, ECHO, May 22).
Whether or not this type of legislation will actually deter patent trolls remains to be seen, especially because patent trolling is a widespread problem -- and not just in the U.S.
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And a leading expert on trolling yesterday warned people who lost loved ones in the pub to take care online to avoid being targeted.
THE number of people convicted of internet trolling has TREBLED in the past five years - to almost 30 a week.