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Old 05 January 2007, 18:28   #11
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Well, I get paid to be at my computer. I use my time wisely (though my boss probably wouldn't agree; what he doesn't know won't bother him, I guess.)


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Old 05 January 2007, 22:08   #12
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I'm sure he gets his money's worth!!!

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Old 05 January 2007, 22:15   #13
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As opposed to the Taxpayer....

"An order of eight small, inflatable boats cost an extra half-million dollars because the purchase passed through four layers of contractors." quoted from New York Times article. AN EXTRA HALF MILLION...JUDAS PRIEST!

Ok, I swear I'm moving on before they give me the boot from the Forum.

My next Topic will be on Foot Operated Air Pumps or Plastic vs. Wooden Paddles or canned vs. bottled beer or something less bitchy

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Old 06 January 2007, 13:16   #14
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As opposed to the Taxpayer....

"An order of eight small, inflatable boats cost an extra half-million dollars because the purchase passed through four layers of contractors." quoted from New York Times article. AN EXTRA HALF MILLION...JUDAS PRIEST!

Ok, I swear I'm moving on before they give me the boot from the Forum.

My next Topic will be on Foot Operated Air Pumps or Plastic vs. Wooden Paddles or canned vs. bottled beer or something less bitchy

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Good lord, an extra $500k, is that really true?

No worries, JK will yank or move a post and give you a kindly worded warning, ask me how I know . I don't recall anyone gettting booted... yet! And this isn't sooo bad. You want to see a politcal free for all? http://www.sailinganarchy.com/forums...hp?showforum=2
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Old 06 January 2007, 20:37   #15
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Thanks Mr. Tucker for suggesting I don't have rabies!

Yes it's true...as written. Open the NY Times link in my initial post. I'm going on the link you supplied...nobody argues like sailors. I was much worse when my rig was an Uffa Fox Ketch. Lots of horsepower and a deep V hull has mellowed me...somewhat?

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Old 06 January 2007, 20:43   #16
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"An order of eight small, inflatable boats cost an extra half-million dollars because the purchase passed through four layers of contractors." quoted from New York Times article. AN EXTRA HALF MILLION...JUDAS PRIEST!
I used to work for a military subcontractor, building head-up displays for tactical aircraft.

While everything on the units themselves were mil-spec, much of the test equipment (each program also had support equipment that went along with it - test stations, signal simulators, calibration beds, etc) was built from comercial, off-the-shelf components.

To sell that, say, electrical isolator (three-to-two prong plug, here in the States), you buy the thing at Orchard Supply Hardware for 69 cents. You then have the tech writers generate a Commercial Item Spec, which outlines a description, a manufacturer, the electrical characteristics (limits, in this case), a drawing (to scale) of the device, and the reason the device is needed. Once the CIS is generated, you have to generate a request to get a National Stock Number for the CIS (which will probably be denied.) You will also need some other paperwork stating that the part that the CIS was generated from actually meets the specs in the CIS.

So, to ship the thing to the military, you pakcage it up and send them the 69 cent part, along with about 25 lbs of paperwork. You figure out the cost in paper shuffling at, say, $18/hr plus benefits.

But, if needed, the part is (theoretically, anyway) completely traceable (which is the whole point of the exercise.)

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Oh my God!

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I almost never venture into that particular sub-forum, though SA is my other internet obsession. I tend to check RibNet and SA one after another. If you're a sailor, there's no better resource on the web.
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From their forum rules: "I give up, This forum is for all aholes who cannot keep their little opines to themselves" !

Perhaps I'll start sending people there instead of www.wtf.com

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Old 09 January 2007, 09:00   #20
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Perhaps I'll start sending people there instead of www.wtf.com

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I like your administrative touch!!!

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