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Science minister David Willetts told a gathering at Google's Big Tent event this morning that future scientific research will rely heavily on the mining, slicing and dicing of data from the public sector. His comments come as the government's Open Data Institute was launched, having been plonked on the London's Silicon …

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> The well-documented love-in between the government and Google showed no sign

> of letting up today. But then, why would it.

Because the UK is Google's second biggest market, and yet they pay sweet-f*ck-all in tax?

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Eight million pounds last year is your idea of sweet f**k all?

Can you lend me sweet f**k all?

Do you know why Google paid so little?

Are you taking anything for that jerky knee?

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"Eight million pounds last year is your idea of sweet f**k all?"

As a proportion of the $1.15 billon it made in the last quarter - yes that is sweet FA.

http://investor.google.com/pdf/2012Q1_google_earnings_slides.pdf

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an example of a "very exciting" cluster of "innovation" that'll help boost the UK economy.

Translation - A £10 million roundabout where a few business will make a couple of people loads of money which they'll probably evade tax on and then move abroad once they get established.

"to turn raw information from Blighty's government into something tangible and worthwhile." they say rubbish in, rubbish out...... so know matter how much money you throw at it your still going to get the same crap whilst we've got the same government and whats the betting they still wont be able to keep track of MP's expenses.

This relationship with Google is getting pretty worrying, every other country + dog is throwing privacy lawsuits, monopoly investigations, and pretty much every other type of legal wrangling at them yet out gov is about to jump in bed and give them loads of public\private data.

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check out all the latest shoreditch news at trashbat.co.ck

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Hows to turn todays yoof on to scientific research

You too can have an exciting career dumpster diving through the neverending piles of govt digital excrement in the search for increasingly elusive nuggets of value.

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I would have thought dumpster diving outside government departments would be quite lucrative...

Flash drive, anyone? Contents may or may not be highly sensitive.

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It just shows that the Government are even more out of touch from reality on IT

than the Web 2.0'rreah merchants of Shoreditch.

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The most intelligent man in government ...

David "2 Brains" Willetts - oh dear, do either of them work?

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