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3 posts • joined 22 Sep 2012

Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

London 75

Crazy

How does a system that keeps track of a measly 300k records blow £347 million. I can't even make some structure up that would cost that much, no amount of staff, no number of developers or managers that sounds even vaguely credible!

Surely a well controlled focussed project for an entirely new product 100 developers full time for 2 year on 40k each and some back office and project management and testers etc and I'm still only up to 15 million max.

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Researchers seek Internet's choke points

London 75

Hmm, dodgy numbers

Over 80% of speed for 80% of the users is the same as under 80% for 20% of the users. So if cable is more than 20% of the time it may be as insignificant as the following

DSL slower than 80% for 20% of the users

Cable slower than 80% for 20.1% of the users

Very dodgy quote.

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Ten external battery packs

London 75
FAIL

Crummy selection

Pretty useless selection of products I'm afraid reg. do a search on Amazon between 20 and 30 quid and there's loads. Personally I went for the powergen 8400mAh which I can vouch for as providing enough juice for two iPhones heavy usage for three days (festival last weekend) and only cost £23

And it's got a built in torch!

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