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    UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    This could be chalked up as a relatively minor waste in these turbulent times.
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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Bunch of onanists.

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    while in the grand scheme of things £2.2m is quite low, any "normal" person would be fired if they cost their company £2.2m on a project that could have been avoided by asking their grandchildren whether they thought it would work.

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    While we all knew it was going to be a waste of time, £2m in education or frontline forces would've been far better spent.

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    on the other hand, maybe we all knew (well, the techy smart people at least) that it wouldn't work, but if they hadn't tried in the first place, then concerned people will be popping up all over the place, on the news, tv shows, papers n things. loudly shouting and ranting about "why isn't the UK government doing anything about this smut? my 8 year old timmy saw some filth once and now hes dead!!"

    now they can say "we tried but its impossible"


    if you don't try, how do you know whether its going to work or not?

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Careful now, I definitely read that this was the 'highest payment' so there was definitely more spent that this, it was just a case that 2.2m was the maximum single expenditure.

    Stupid corrupt government needs sacking and locking up for this criminal incompetence.
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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    if you don't try, how do you know whether its going to work or not?
    Same as anything else, way up the risks against the benefits and cost. The scope of the whole thing is out of wack and, at present, isn't realistic

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    "why isn't the UK government doing anything about this smut? my 8 year old timmy saw some filth once and now hes dead!!"

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    I give up
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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    "Government and IT Project" - Could have stopped there. Apart from gov.uk (which was an internal project) has any project worked - on time and to budget.

    I think you forgot the bung to the DUP to give the tories a majority under May in that last paragraph. Equally successful too!
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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    on the other hand, maybe we all knew (well, the techy smart people at least) that it wouldn't work, but if they hadn't tried in the first place, then concerned people will be popping up all over the place, on the news, tv shows, papers n things. loudly shouting and ranting about "why isn't the UK government doing anything about this smut? my 8 year old timmy saw some filth once and now hes dead!!"

    now they can say "we tried but its impossible"


    if you don't try, how do you know whether its going to work or not?
    I take the point, but when this was first raised I asked a 12-yr-old relative "in strict confidence ..... "do you think this will work?"

    The answer, and this is verbatim "No way. Just use a VPN".

    This a not a 12-yr-old computer whizz-kid either.

    Turned out it had been mentioned at school, and the class computer whizz said "Use a VPN" then explained what, why and how.


    What the gov't perhaps should have done, before spending however many millions, was not to consult expensive IT consultancies (with or without vested interests in the project) but rather, ask their kids or grandkids.

    As the saying goes .... out if the mouths of babes.





    Note : For those interested, and 'cos I looked it up, the etymology is King James Bible, Psalms 8:2

    Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength
    The modern proverbial usage has evolved a bit.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Oh, and ....
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    Bunch of onanists.
    /snigger.
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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Can someone read this out for me? My eyes aren't what they were

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    It may not be as bad as it could have been, but that money could still have been more useful somewhere else if they had listened to the obvious flaws with the idea that were pointed out by many people as soon as it was announced.

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    Bunch of onanists.
    First time I've ever heard of that term, so had to look it up.

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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Jon View Post
    Can someone read this out for me? My eyes aren't what they were
    Never mind eyes, if I read it out for you here, and you're in Lancashire, your ears will need to blooming amazing.
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    Re: UK Gov claims only £2.2m was wasted on its Porn pass project

    Just a suggestion - I know the Brexit waste of money thing was clearly light hearted but do be careful. I stopped reading Trusted Reviews because they started down this path and ended up basically saying half the population were racist bigots... and I didn't want heavy handed politics in tech articles when I was trying to escape politics.

    Clearly light hearted for now, but do be careful you don't go alienating not only half your readership but also those like me who really don't want politics everywhere they go.

    Of course if you want to tell me to sod off, it's your website and you'll do and say what you damn well please.... go right ahead.

    EDIT: Oh and the idea that they say that they've only wasted a few million..... these people really do need lessons on the value of money.

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