Thursday, March 4, 2010

Well something good has come from an earthquake

The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have been terrible human tragedies, but in true "The Office" style there's always a silver lining.

 Mail.
The Chilean earthquake has shortened the length of the day by making the Earth rotate faster, according to Nasa scientists.
But you might not have noticed, as it was only by about one-millionth of a second.
Richard Gross has revealed the disaster, which has killed at least 795 people, shortened the length of a day by about 1.26 microseconds. A microsecond is one millionth of a second.
 So make the most of it before the government or your employers tax you for the loss of earnings.

In other news seems the Equalities Quango decided that they should make some of their staff redundant and then rehire them.

BBC.
"Serious errors" were made in the way the UK equalities watchdog was set up - at a cost of nearly £39m - the Commons spending watchdog has said.
Three bodies were replaced by the new Equality and Human Rights Commission - seven staff members who took severance pay were rehired at a cost of £338,708.
The process was "patently flawed" and "major issues" remained, a report said.
The commission said it had been under "extreme pressure" when it was set up in 2007 and was making improvements.
It also said its interim boss - who has been paid £1,000 a day from May 2009 - was being brought onto the staff payroll on a salary of £150,000, as his contract had been extended until September.
In a highly critical report, the Commons public accounts committee echoed concerns first expressed by the National Audit Office last year.
Oh well, who cares it's not as if it's our money is it......................oh hang on.

1 annotations:

tris said...

Oh what a corker....


That's amazing even for them.

But you're right, it's not our money; it's Chinese , and it's our grandchildren that will be paying that back, when they finish paying for the wars