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There's only one cure for passive-aggressive Space Invader bosses, and that's more passive aggression
Monday, 15 November 2021 18:30

Who, Me? Passive aggression lurks in today's tale from the Who, Me? archives, replete with naughty words and cartoon scribblings of a corporate life satirist.

The story comes from a reader Regomised as "Mike" who spent the 1990s gainfully employed at a networking company. The company did not survive Microsoft's addition of networking technology to its Windows operating system: "They did the high tech boom-to-bust thing back before it was fashionable," he remarked.

However, Mike's confession hails from a period when his US employer was at the height of its powers. He had quite the circle of friends there but,

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Boffins use nuclear radiation to send data wirelessly
Monday, 15 November 2021 17:28

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Shall we call it Die-Fi? Or NoTooth? Either would be unkind, as this experiment used little radiation, but much exotic hardware


Boffins from the UK's Lancaster University and the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia have transmitted

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Brits complained a bit less about connectivity when they were allowed to go outside and see people in the flesh
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 20:30

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Top of Ofcom's table for broadband whinges? It rhymes with BorkBork


TalkTalk has once again topped UK communications regulator Ofcom's complaint charts .

Ofcom has collated whinges from consumers about landline, fixed broadband, pay-monthly mobile

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Chap who campaigned to oust Nominet's CEO and chairman and reform the .UK registry is elected as non-exec director
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 18:31

Nominet members have voted for further reform of the troubled dot-UK registry by electing to the board the man who effectively ousted its CEO and chairman.

Simon Blackler led the successful PublicBenefit.uk campaign earlier this year that resulted in chief exec Russell Haworth and board chairman Mark Wood exiting the registry operator.

Two non-executive board seats were put to a member vote this month, and on Tuesday it was revealed Blackler received just over 50 per cent of votes in the first-preference stage, winning immediate election to Nominet's board of directors.

The two other candidates that Blackler supported came a

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The ideal sat-nav is one that stops the car, winds down the window, and asks directions
Friday, 19 November 2021 23:00

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Turn left. Turn right. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit.

Nobody enjoys being told what to do all the time but in the case of Google Maps I will make an exception. What I like about it best is that I can ignore her directions – should dissent take my fancy – and she doesn't get cross.

This is in sharp contrast with all the classic sat-navs I have ever used, including the one embedded permanently into my current vehicle. Not only does it have a penchant for taking me on pointlessly circuitous routes,

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Riverbed Technologies files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following pandemic 'headwinds'
Friday, 19 November 2021 06:17

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Closure of factories, labour shortages, and continued slowdown in network optimisation sales at fault


Riverbed Technology has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a view to implementing a "prepackaged" financial restructuring plan to eliminate

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