$634,320,919 for a website that doesn't work...

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  1. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    Ok so i just found this article on how building the Obamacare site healthcare.gov cost over 600million dollars to build and increasing since it continues to be shutdown to fix errors etc...

    I want to know what you guys feel about the big price tag, also would like to know how much would they have to spend on servers to cover millions of people on their site, i imagine the cost should definitely not be in the millions since its simply a website to signup which souldnt take up much bandwidth unlike video sites like youtube.

    Heres a quote from the article...
    The reason for this nationwide headache apparently stems from poorly written code, which buckled under the heavy influx of traffic that its engineers and administrators should have seen coming. But the fact that Healthcare.gov can't do the one job it was built to do isn't the most infuriating part of this debacle - it's that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.


    The exact cost to build Healthcare.gov, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run "up to" $93.7 million - still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up.

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  2. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Thats how corruption works in "developed" or "1st world countries" :)
     
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  3. catardat

    catardat Senior Member

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    In Romania they paid €900,000 for a $100 logo mate. This was for a travel and tourism information site. This is why I don't pay taxes! Fuck that!
     
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    Wow, you have got to be kidding me. For THAT site?
     
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  7. deancow

    deancow Power Member

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    We paid 400,000 for this monstrosity which a fiverr seller would be embarrassed by http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/6718243.stm
     
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  8. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Haha I remember the animated one where it looks like Lisa Simpson is sucking dick...
    Not the animated one but there you go:
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  9. krishnap

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    you guys are talking about small change. check this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2G_spectrum_scam
    US$27 billion scam in India and it is not the biggest. Just one of the. There are several more, much much bigger than this.
     
  10. hyderali

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    It must be a joke of the century :playingfi
     
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    Haha! I remember this one.


     
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    in my country they paid around 14 million usd for a gov wordpress site with a theme from themeforrest that cost 50.
     
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    corruption at it finest! no wonder why there are so many people who dont pay taxes...
     
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    I wish I was the guy who was hired for this $$$$ job. ;)
     
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    this logo in belgium => 60K€ lol : that s 12k per dot :)
    index.jpg
     
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  18. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    LOL thats some funny shit, looks like a really basic logo. Any shitty fiverr designer can do better than that.
     
  19. DylanC

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    The question is, how do we apply for these contracts?
     
  20. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    More examples please :D
    With source if you have - will use it for a blogpost if I get enough together ;)