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Government redefining the term "beta" 08:15 - Sep 16 with 491 viewsDanTheMan

I enjoyed discovering this morning that the term "beta" had changed in relation to the software development life cycle.

"But the government now says "beta" is a standard labelling practice for a digital service that is fully operational, and that it has reassured industry that Smart Freight will be operational by December"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54172222

This is just outright false.

If they'd have left out the term "fully" you could have almost got away with it. But they just had to lay it on thick.

For those unaware, a system in "beta" is usually (but not always) functionally complete but has not been thoroughly bug tested or user tested.

The standard practice for something like this might involve giving the logistics industry limited access months before it has to be used in anger so they can spot bugs or just general issues with it.

I imagine what is going on here is they are saying it's fully functional now and hoping nothing goes wrong in the "beta" which isn't a beta. Then if anything does go wrong they can say "oh it was just in beta, these things were expected".

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 08:19 - Sep 16 with 466 viewsHerbivore

They lie about everything. They can't own anything. Utter bunch of kunts. F*ck this Tory government and f*ck anyone who voted for them.

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Government redefining the term on 08:40 - Sep 16 with 420 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

What... this and the 1,000 fans at football thing. Unbelievable!

Edit....sorry if this is the wrong thread for football content, I realise some on here are easily offended...let me know if I need to remove this!
[Post edited 16 Sep 8:41]

"They break our legs and tell us to be grateful when they offer us crutches."
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Government redefining the term "beta" on 08:43 - Sep 16 with 408 viewsthebooks

The testing site is in Alpha, amusingly enough

https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name

Tories get excited by meaningless guff like move fast and break things without understanding how things really work. So it goes.

A good rule of thumb is to never run beta software unless you're happy to provide free testing for the software developer.
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Government redefining the term "beta" on 08:49 - Sep 16 with 388 viewsDanTheMan

Government redefining the term "beta" on 08:43 - Sep 16 by thebooks

The testing site is in Alpha, amusingly enough

https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name

Tories get excited by meaningless guff like move fast and break things without understanding how things really work. So it goes.

A good rule of thumb is to never run beta software unless you're happy to provide free testing for the software developer.


Ha, I hadn't spotted that.

No wonder it's working so well.

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 09:00 - Sep 16 with 342 viewsMonkeyAlan

Government redefining the term "beta" on 08:19 - Sep 16 by Herbivore

They lie about everything. They can't own anything. Utter bunch of kunts. F*ck this Tory government and f*ck anyone who voted for them.


Why so bitter man. Just chill.
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Government redefining the term "beta" on 09:06 - Sep 16 with 335 viewsHerbivore

Government redefining the term "beta" on 09:00 - Sep 16 by MonkeyAlan

Why so bitter man. Just chill.


Really poor 'comedy' account.

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 09:53 - Sep 16 with 292 viewsBlueBadger

Government redefining the term "beta" on 09:06 - Sep 16 by Herbivore

Really poor 'comedy' account.


It's not a comedy account, it'll be a previously banned treasure who's come back for more. At some point in the next few weeks he'll break cover and start sending someone wedding photos via PM.

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:02 - Sep 16 with 280 viewsfactual_blue

Government redefining the term "beta" on 09:06 - Sep 16 by Herbivore

Really poor 'comedy' account.


'MonkeyAlan' is an anagram of Anal Monkey.



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Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:54 - Sep 16 with 246 viewsMonkeyAlan

Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:02 - Sep 16 by factual_blue

'MonkeyAlan' is an anagram of Anal Monkey.



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You too, why so bitter? Chill. Keep calm. Go for a walk or something.
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Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:57 - Sep 16 with 241 viewsBlueBadger

Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:54 - Sep 16 by MonkeyAlan

You too, why so bitter? Chill. Keep calm. Go for a walk or something.


Have you a route to suggest? A Very Large Village Green, for example?

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 11:03 - Sep 16 with 230 viewsHerbivore

Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:57 - Sep 16 by BlueBadger

Have you a route to suggest? A Very Large Village Green, for example?


Too much punctuation for Benters I reckon.

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 13:22 - Sep 16 with 190 viewsRyorry

If they'd user tested it, they'd probably find that for many people (incl myself) 'beta' actually means 'worsa'.

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 14:15 - Sep 16 with 154 viewsBlueBadger

Government redefining the term "beta" on 11:03 - Sep 16 by Herbivore

Too much punctuation for Benters I reckon.


'Very Large Village Green' is a state of mind as much as a place or person, maaaaaan.

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Government redefining the term "beta" on 14:21 - Sep 16 with 141 viewslongtimefan

As someone in the software business I agree whole heartedly with your definition. It does seem as though the Government websites use the term somewhat differently. If you look at the UK Passport renewal site that is shown as in Beta. But that site has been fully operational and running now for at least 2 years as I renewed in 2018.
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Government redefining the term "beta" on 14:29 - Sep 16 with 128 viewsMonkeyAlan

Government redefining the term "beta" on 10:57 - Sep 16 by BlueBadger

Have you a route to suggest? A Very Large Village Green, for example?


Green is a horrible colour, especially mixed with yellow.
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