Monthly Archives: July 2011

A missing jewel

The next 20 scandals. So you won’t be shocked. Hm.  Matthew Parris picked 20 upcoming scandals from the air.  Not surprisingly he omitted the obscure accreditation one. Compare it with the diamond cartel: “Fun, fun, fun. I’d like to add … Continue reading

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Judicial criticism of Forensic Science Service despite UKAS quality

The BBC reports dysfunctional delays in the delivery of forensic services despite (and partly because of) UKAS accreditation: “20 July 2011 Last updated at 15:45 Judge says NI criminal cases held up by forensic delays Criminal cases in Northern Ireland are being held up … Continue reading

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Every bit of information that is not useful is a burden

“Take out the feds – who are redistributing wealth, not creating it – and US GDP growth was about zero for the last decade. There. That’s a trend. Here we are in the 21st century. With all that technology. And … Continue reading

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The IT crowd sees through it

IT Skeptic blog says: “I once complained to an ISO9000 Manager about the rambling drivelling emails he broadcast every week. He replied: “You don’t understand. My system is assessed by the auditors by the quantity of material I put out”.  ISO9000 … Continue reading

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