* Posts by John

13 posts • joined 29 Apr 2008

Qinetiq strike action could increase risk to British troops

John
Happy

Boeing UK????

Boeing have a massive staff base in the UK if the work on the Chinooks had been given to them it would have been done in the UK with UK staff.

And having worked with QinetiQ many times, a strike will not effect their productivity in anyway! they are the most useless company in the Defence market!

Here is hoping that that go bankrupt!

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IR35 tax is a huge failure

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BUT how many people have gone perm?

Im sure there are a lot of contratcors that have now gone perm as a result of IR35... and also the Contracting business is now very different to 2000.....

so sorry reg this is a bit of a non story...

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Eurofighter Tranche 3: Oh please, God, no

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Good Article!

Completely agree with the sentiment, BAE have too much power over the Government. But: "But the Treasury people know: if they thought it would cost more to cancel than it would to carry on, they'd never have tried to cancel."

You have obviously never come across the commercial people within MoD. They probably have only just read the cancellation clause!

The basic problem is that the Treasury approved procurement "process" used in MoD (CADMID) has been in operation for many years and simply doesn't work! It has taken a team of nearly 200 people (nearly half are consultants) 8 years to run the precurment process for DII, and they achieve nothing! Complete waste of money!

Eurofighter's team is only 40 people, but still useless!

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Can you talk and drive?

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What a waste of our money

I just goes to show that the Civil Servants in the DfT are a waste of space!

And it doesnt work on firefox!

But the rabbit was funny!

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National Express to 'ban' trainspotting

John

Platform tickets exist!

Anyone who lives near or been to Guildford Train Station knows that platform tickets exist to allow pedestrians to use the station as a cut through from town to one of the towns estates....

Currently for free but i Imagine it wont be long until they indroduce a small charge!

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HP hits UK workers with canteen, car, pension cuts

John
Alien

EDS... subsidised canteen

They removed the subsidy in the EDS canteens in 2004, and the prices went down as a result!!!! only in EDS.....

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UK IT should 'fire men first', says Kate Craig-Wood

John
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Rubbish.....

Where are they getting the stats from! in my company the "ladies" are favoured over the men and earn more thanks to calls for Politcal Correctness "equal" treatment!!!!

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich illegally downloads own album

John
Go

Surely is wasn't an Illegal Download....

As he (co-) owns the copyright, this was a legal download....?

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Exploding core counts: Heading for the buffers

John
Paris Hilton

Gartner : Stating the obvious!

Wht do companies keep on buying Gartner reports....! Yet again they state the blo^^y obvious!

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UK to rely on mobile operators for universal broadband

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useless Consultants

Yet again more tripe from uselass consultants who dont really understand the breadth of technology and the market place it is in.....

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Hutton robs forces, pours MoD cash into UK arms biz

John
Coat

Couple of corrections

AgustaWestland are owned by Italians.... Selex and currently they are building helicopters for the Americans in the UK because Lockheed cant master the technology needed!

General Dynamics UK won the FRES project because most of the electronics inside is part of its other big UK MoD contract Bowman (and the bowman project that is 7 years late and according to some commentators it has bankrupted GD UK 5 times over as the MoD wrote a good contract for once! Unlike the once given to EDS for £6bn for DII which is now closer to £10bn!) But Fres was going to be built in the UK...

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New mobe operator slash Wi-Fi hotspotter launches in UK

John
Gates Halo

happen before

Anyone else remember Rabbit? They went broke... no one wanted a mobiel you ahd to "look for reception on"

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UK government websites out of control

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Dead Vulture

accessibility standards

"One third of sites do not meet accessibility standards for those with disabilities - the Committee wants this fixed by 2011."

The governemtn accessibility standards are a joke... if you impliment them you break every GUI and Web Useability rule out there... it is a bad thing if this happens!

Just look at transport direct: http://www.transportdirect.info/web2/

it meets all the standards ;)

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