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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

August 2017

  • Activate living within its memes

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 31 Aug 2017
  • It’s hard to imagine any attempt to create a Tory answer to Momentum going very well, but the bumbling inception of Activate has exceeded all expectations of ineptitude. The all-new “independent ...

  • It'll be alt-right on the night

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 24 Aug 2017
  • Calamitous alt-right website Breitbart has been tricked into an email exchange with a prankster posing as Donald Trump’s recently dumped adviser Steve Bannon. Under the guise of Bannon, back in the ...

  • Damore you talk, the less you say

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 16 Aug 2017
  • James Damore thinks he was frogmarched out of Google for telling the truth. In reality, he wrote a 10-page memo, cobbled together from scraps of research chosen to fit his intense fear of gender ...

  • The simpler Burr necessities

    10 Aug 2017
  • It has emerged we may have spent more than the past decade creating complicated, unmemorable passwords and changing them every few months for absolutely no reason. Bill Burr, the author of the ...

  • The ballad of Bob and Alice

    02 Aug 2017
  • Previously on Downtime, we saw Mark Zuckerberg rule out AI’s potential for disaster with all the casual oblivion of a scientist in the opening part of a film of that very genre. Elon Musk, as ...