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OFFSHORE GOV’T WASTE ALERT: US SPENT $200,000.00 IN UK DEVELOPING CRAPPY HEAT INDEX APP | Founding Bloggers

OFFSHORE GOV’T WASTE ALERT: US SPENT $200,000.00 IN UK DEVELOPING CRAPPY HEAT INDEX APP

November 23, 2011

Gizmodo is reporting:

How much would you guess a little app to generate the local heat index, and provide appropriate “tips.” Price tag? $200,000….

…The app, courtesy of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, does extremely little. Its interface looks like a dog’s ass, if that dog read a fifth of an HTML manual from 1994…

…There’s no explanation. It was coded by a UK firm for probably 300 times the money it should have. Government waste and incompetence, at best. Something crooked at worst.

The “tips” include “Drink Fluids,” which is ironic since the UK, where the app was developed, just outlawed the claim that water can rehydrate you.

 

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