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It's meant to put into perspective how much money GW Bush is asking to spend on Iraq...

But my first reaction was 'gosh, boxes of copier paper in the US must have 72/3 = twenty four reams inside, not five as in the UK. How does anyone lift them?'

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I think american paper is a different size to our lovely british standard A4 so maybe their reams are a different size (ie smaller) to ours? Or maybe they use forklift trucks to move them everywhere?

It still amuses me that we spend more per annum on photocopying paper in our office than on my pay... And the fact that we changed contracted suppliers for cost etc when the new ones cost more, have a shitty nightmare catalogue, take longer to deliver and have less products available. (Will shut up before I continue to rant inanely about procurement issues...)

The paper sizes are - they have an annoying 'letter' size that's 8.5"x11" ie wider and shorter than A4, plus 'legal' that's 8.5"x14" - a US gallon is smaller than a UK one, for example.

But from the link, the US ream is also 500 sheets...

Ah, government procurement. Many people have wondered just how EDS in particular keep getting contracts given their amazing track record of screwing up.

Many people have wondered just how EDS in particular keep getting contracts given their amazing track record of screwing up.
*lol* Something that I often ponder when systems x,y and z have crashed. Another thing that amazes me is the pennies Inland Revenue have spent on a commercial e-HR system that does not meet it's HR requirements when - given the amount of money forked out for EDS - couldn't EDS have developed something? Then again, we're talking about the government department that awarded Mapeley Trillium a 20 year contract when it had no track record (and IR also said that they were cracking down on offshore companies... could it be that Mapeley Trillium is an offshore company???)

My current idea for a career move is to be a crackhead, go on the dole and have 20 kids - that way I'll be so much better off financially than I am despite working full time for the civil bloody service.

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