Re: Sheep shall safely graze
"while the civil service are blind to costs, and have outsourced so much they have no clue on the true cost of anything. "
Yeah, they're lies, they are...
381 posts • joined 22 Dec 2014
"Do you seriously feel it reasonable that a permie should see about the same take-home as a contract worker, in exchange for a considerably higher risk-burden and simply non-existent benefits?"
Nobody FORCED you to become a contractor, and we all know why you did...
"And oh how the remainers cling to the idea that beleavers only voted because they believed the lies of the leave side"
No, we reckon that most Beleavers are xenophobic bigots who are happy to fuck the UK and its best interests over in order to exercise their bigotry by disentangling from the EU..
"That might be your interpretation but his honesty"
Oh, DO fuck off - you clearly don't know what the word "honesty" means if you think Farage has EVER got within a country mile of it.
Seriously? Are you THAT gullible? Or did you just like his brand of "civilised" bigotry?
"Since we're talking about ignoring the democratic will of the people"
We're doing nothing of the sort - democracy - in the UK - is electing MPs and empowering them to make decisions on behalf of the electorate.
This referendum is no more constitutionally binding or democratic than the opinion polls run by Ipsos Mori and the like.
Very unlikely that ICO will have had ANY say on this: the ICO actively discourages requests for it to rubber-stamp (in particular) iffy projects, in case - if/when said project crashes and burns - the ICO's "approval" is cited in defence.
The ICO is FAR more likely to say "you're the data controller - it's for you to assess the risks against the benefits..."
"This is different because this is specifically about medical research. The cornerstone of the ethics of medical research "
The word RESEARCH is key here.
Section 33 of the DPA refers.
Despite all the (typically) ill-advised, indignant, uninformed caterwauling on here, what's happening is almost certainly legitimised by s.33 DPA...
" they tend to buy large software suites from the "usual" vendors and then spend more money employing the "usual" consultancies trying to get the things integrated and working."
Nope, they're MADE to do things this way by UK Gov, because - as we're supposed to believe, despite there never having been a single shred of evidence to support this ideology - buying a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) package and then (supposedly) lightly tweaking it, will ALWAYS be better, and cheaper than anything the Public Sector can deliver, simply BECAUSE the COTS software has come from the Private side.
Way back in the early '90s I was one of the poor bastards given the job of beating EDS' "Florida" system into something that would work for the UK Child Support Agency (CSA).
(Florida wasn't COTS per se but the principle's the same).
And we know how well that went...
CLEARLY - given that this is the first such catastrophic fuck-up in 123-Reg's history that I'm aware of (and I've been a customer for about ten years) - they've been getting things right so far.
I don't believe FOR A SECOND that if they were really routinely recklessly fucking about in the live environment that a similar SNAFU wouldn't have happened years ago.
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"It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the 'anti-religion' lot spring into life."
We have the time - we don't waste it on blindly worshipping imaginary Supreme Beings as if we were uneducated medieval serfs, up to our knees in pigshit with only "heaven" to look forward to...
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