I know someone who was medically retired from an office based Civil Service job and yet passed the subsequent ESA "medical" (if that's what you can call it) as fit to work
As you say "go figure"
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A Welsh Grand Slam And a 11% increase in library computers...! [Cue down votes from English & Irish rugby supporters. And a hat tip to Scotland for such a great comeback]
Seriously, "A statement from the Department for Work and Pensions argued that ... all job centres had free Wi-Fi." Great news for the UC claimants that had to sell their laptops to bridge the 6+ week wait
According to the Office of National Statistics, the UK Civil Service employed 419,399 people in March 2017
There were 46,356 people employed across all EU institutions, agencies and bodies in 2015 (from theconversation.com)
But don't let facts get in the way - let's just use phrases like "...an army of European bureaucrats..."
So, it was unknown to you that it was unknown to me that it was known to you all along
I now know that it was known to you all along
And, hopefully, it is now known by you that it was unknown by me that it was known to you all along
Now I know I've got a headache...
I noticed Lester when I copy/pasted it, but forgot to mention it
Looking again, we've also got BOFH & PFY
Wondering if I can get away with tinkering with our proxies now.... The only time I've done something "slightly unprofessional" like this was to use the HTTP 418 (I'm a teapot) code to flag an unusual non standard condition
"El Reg still puts out the overhead I believe."
Indeed they do
HTTP/2.0 200 OK
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:45:21 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Cf-Railgun: 99375e10e7 0.41 0.145329 0030 e6be
X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett, Lester Haines
I wonder which is worse?
wasting (relatively) little money - due to Mad Frankie''s frugality (possibly good) and GDS' insistance of one (simple) size fits all (definitely bad)
wasting lots of money on unrestrained hair brained schemes - but with an outside chance of using the right technology to meet a requirement
"...the vendor will have weasel words in their documentation saying its not their fault if anything breaks (like your favourite pet)."
Yep, from their website:
"You use a Product at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for (and Petnet disclaims) any and all loss, liability or damages resulting from your use of a Product, including damage or loss to your home, other peripherals connected to the Product, computer, mobile device, and all other items and pets in your home."
I was thinking along the same lines - interesting but not necessarily news. The Met Office seem to have been aware of this for over a year
"South America’s largest body of water, Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, is the site of “the most frequent lightning in the world”, according to Graeme Anderson, an expert on the subject at the Met Office."
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