94 posts • joined Friday 9th February 2007 12:58 GMT
Thanks for the URL.
Just tried "total government spending"
Nothing for the total on the first page.
saw "UK Central Government Procurement Spend"
tried "UK Central Government spend"
Simple enough to find on this site : http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/total - though that fails quickly enough with 'server not found' if you click on "revenue"...
Maybe all the various Gov sites feed data into this new one. Maybe I'm just dreaming in colour...
£2m is a drop in the ocean compared with the £40m just wasted on the train fiasco.
Oh & the gov is probably still giving India £280m / year, effectively to help with their space program
£100m wasted on Aircraft carrier conversion
& you really dont want to even look at ther plans for spending billions on HS2
I'd like to see the cost/benefit analysis on this one...
@paulc - I'm more worried about... www.comparethegherkin.xxx !!!
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Re: Stupid comparison
Shouldn't that be 10 mountain bikes ?
@Johhnytruant - Looks correct
Using Dollar bill size 6.6294 x 15.5956 cm
9.8 x 10 ^^ 10 USD
10 ^^ -10 to convert sq cm to sq km
gives just over 1000 sq km
Wales area seems to be about 20770 sq km, so just under a twentieth of a Wales.
@James 100 Spot on !
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Maybe you also skip the "previously on..." recap & the next week trailer as well as the TV station trailers...
That can reduce some stuff considerably...
I've set one button on my Humax PVR to skip 3 mins forward, & that gets past the majority of ad breaks exactly, so all I see it the bumper with a slight jump.
So a nominal "hour" program has 3x3 minute commercials, = the 9 in max.
But I don't need to watch them, so I'm happy.
Recession - what recession
So despite the fact the UK's been in recession several years (I'm ignoring the growth of 0.made_up_percent) it seems the Gov spunk-o-tron is still in overdrive.
Thing that get's me is that they never seem to learn
eg buying £250 milion worth of helicopters then keeping them in storage as they didn't buy the reqd software...
It's much worse than a simple "fail"
Maybe I'm just being pessimistic
While I can see that one SAP system could support a load of local councils (not just 2), so provide good value, the public sector IT record says we will probably be reading "lessons learned" in about 2016, once this is all scrapped..
It's not even like Haringey has a good record so far...
Joined up govt.
OK - I just read the steps to avoid ID theft, including the gem where one govt dept recommends opting out of the edited electoral register, run by another govt dept.
Well here's an idea - if HM Govt knows it helps ID theft, then why doesn't HM Govt scrap it & stop selling these details.
Result would be less ID theft & less junk mail & less crim aiding & abetting by HM Govt.
@P.Nutt Close - but surely it's an ad for
a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster ?
Surely not - M$ more show that go ???
Reminds me of a 1994 article in IBM system user "If operating systems were airlines"
All the passengers go out onto the runway, grab hold of the plane, push it till it gets into the air, hop on, jump off when it hits the ground again.
The terminal is very neat & clean, the attendants are all very attractive, the pilots very capable.
The fleet of Lear jets the company operates is immense. Your jet takes off without a hitch, pushing above the clouds and, at 20,000 feet, it explodes without warning.
Looks like he let the little head do the thinking...
Shock ! Horror ! Hold the front page Postman not very numerate
As soon as you see "self funding" anywhere, you know you will either be paying for something useless (like ID cards) or paying for something previously paid for out of general taxation.
What's £2.7 million in these affluent times.
They must be, as barely a day goes by without another politician "making a commitment" on how He/She will spend billions.
Actually I spose we should count ourselves lucky they didn't commision some IT.
If they'd done that it would be £2.7 billion instead of million
Real cause missed
Needs to be reduced.
Example : Recently, the Bangladesh finance minister warned that 20 million might be forced to leave the country due to climate change in the next 40 years.
This is less than the expected growth in population, which has nearly doubled in the last 30 years
Est 156 million now
Time for (more?) state-sponsored contraception
If they average £90K, I doubt many are receiving tax credits/benefits
More generally, HMRC should tax UK generated profits (not like at present where Google, News International etc pay nearly sweet FA).
Maybe they would have got more tax if they hadn't been so busy with their own tax dodging schemes (Stuff like where they sold all their buildings to Mapely Steps, who were gave the best price as they pay no UK tax...)
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My Quad core PC still hangs for a few seconds while Windows decides it needs to refresh something or other.
I'm sure another 12 cores will make no difference.
Ditto startup - that always seems to wait, rather than really running stuff in parallel.
After recent reports that their Irish branch protected dozens of paedos masquerading as priests, they should just STFU & get their own house in order.
Assume I'm 15 & my mates at school have GBs of songs I'd like a copy of.
What am I going to do - spend ages on the net or just get a copy with a 16GB memory stick...
Meanwhile, if gas/leccy can cut people off by mistake & take months to correct errors, how long do you think it will take ISPs to restore connections, due to misdiagnosis of packets etc ?
(especially as this has no effect on physical wellbeing)
EG of pensioner cut off
If it ain't broke...(2)
XP does mostly what I want (with a few annoying random freezes) & seems fairly stable too.
Why would I want to get W7 & have to relearn where M$ has decided to put everything this time...
Hopefully by the time I need to upgrade it will be simple enough to go to Ubuntu or similar.
I don't want to pay M$ any more to have to jump thru their hoops (eg WGA) for DRMd crap (eg fista file copy)
I just failed...
Fancy me not being citizeny enough to know which year over 100 years ago women got the right to vote... & a load of other pretty irrelevent fails
This is a limited time offer and will run until supplies run out.
Yep - after 100 copies it's broken & can be copied no more...
How the f@ck can "supplies" of software run out ???
obstinate – but he’s not stupid.????
Are you kidding ???
What about the removal of the 10% tax rate then - he either didn't think it through or he very cynically didn't care that some of the poorest people would see their tax nearly doubled -
(not quite doubled, as personal allowance was originally going to be increased by (only) £210)
I think he tries hard to do the right thing (just fails miserably), which only leaves not-very-bright