For the last time: "crypto" is short for "cryptography", *NOT* "cryptocurrency". The shorter term for "cryptocurrency" is "scam".

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I'm generally pretty chill about the evolution of technical terminology in the real world but it turns out that this and "algorithms" for machine learning are hills I will die on.

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@suetanvil does it make you feel smarter to be that way? Sounds like some white guy cop shit to me.

Clearly you know what they mean when they use it else you wouldn’t have made the op. And as you said just now language evolves so idk, seems like it’s still effective communication.

Also, the entire mindset reminds me of British English speakers ragging on American English speakers for saying gas instead of gasoline. Then they make some wack joke like “you don’t fill the tanks with air” or whatever.
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