Re: and a proper laptop....
Thanks to Apple, and everyone's obsession with copying them, very few laptops these days actually have a keyboard you can type on at all. Dr Chiclet is gonna spend a long time roasting in hell...
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The following parts are the only informed analysis of this whole to-do that I've read anywhere:
"This isn't a bug in an IT system: it's an executive giving developers instructions to implement a malicious system.
Before this blew into a social media sensation, Centrelink already knew that averaging annual earnings isn't a good guide to point-in-time entitlements."
And, re cross-agency data matching:
"Each of those systems will have a view of the citizen that's relevant to the interaction between agency and individual."
If people could understand just those paragraphs, faith in IT might be somewhat restored. Faith in management and politicians will remain as is.
Keep up the good work, Richard. Australian journalism needs you.
Thank God for El Reg; the only media outlet I've seen thus far to actually call out the PM, even tangentially, as being stupid.
If other outlets can stop buying the whole "Turnbull is a towering intellectual" rubbish, and start applying an El Reg level of scrutiny to his other decisions, Australia might just make some progress.
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