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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"

The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:31:02 GMT
Cardinal George Pell accused of sex assault during 'Close Encounters'

Cardinal George Pell is accused of sexually assaulting a complainant during a screening of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Ballarat in 1978.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:13:02 GMT
Maths illiteracy has led to Trump and Brexit: Eddie Woo

For Eddie Woo, there's a direct link between the trouble many adults have with maths and the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and climate change denial.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:01:00 GMT
Target and superquiz, Monday, March 19

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:05:05 GMT
UV confusion: Most Australians don't know when they need sun protection

More than 90 per cent don't know they need to start protecting themselves from the sun when the UV level reaches three or above.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT
I expected to be attacked as racist - just not by Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane’s knee-jerk accusation that my book “smacks of the Yellow Peril revisited” is offensive.
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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:12:05 GMT
Why it’s finally time to ban mortgage broker commissions

Something is rotten in Australia’s $1.6 trillion mortgage market.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:18:02 GMT
This is how Labor wins elections

The results in Batman and South Australia demonstrate that Labor comes out on top when it engages in a contest of values.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:33:02 GMT
'Before most of us had made our morning coffee, they were gone.'

Just as the small town of Biloela was waking up, Border Protection officers came and took a family away.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:04:00 GMT
Salisbury attack raises spectre of a new danger in chemical warfare

Are we entering an era of lethal nerve agents easily transportable and undetectable to standard equipment?
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:30:02 GMT
'You walk into class and see empty desks': US school shooting survivors look to Australia

Lewis Mizen, who hid in a cupboard as a gunman opened fire on his classmates last month, singled out Australia as a model country for gun reform.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:01:00 GMT
The botanist, the chemist, and the painkilling lettuce

A 25-year working friendship has taken two Australian researchers to the cusp of realising their dream: plants filled with edible medicine.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:04:06 GMT
I hope I'm not writing this piece again in five years

Most people unfamiliar with the problem tend to shrug their shoulders and say it’s just one of those things; that it’s part of modern life. But that is just not true. We absolutely know how to end the problem of homelessness.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:01:00 GMT
Superquiz and Target, Sunday March 18

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:01:08 GMT
Editorial cartoon

The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:08:03 GMT
New Idea claims extraordinary memory led to scoop

It is a difficult thing to make comment on one of the biggest tabloid stories of the day when I know, and really like, all of the key players – who are pitted against each other.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:01:06 GMT
Tropical Cyclone Marcus: Darwin hit with "destructive" 130km/h gusts

Darwin has been battered with "destructive wind gusts" of up to 130 km/h as category two Tropical Cyclone Marcus made landfall on the city on Saturday morning.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:50:02 GMT
Attorney-General 'cannot consent' to prosecution of Aung San Suu Kyi in Melbourne court push

Australian Attorney-General says he will not consent to a move in a Melbourne court to prosecute Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity. 
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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:27:07 GMT
'You can lose so much, and yet be happy': Cynthia Banham's revelation

Cynthia Banham survived a plane crash, but lost her runner's legs in the process – and life as she knew it. Her gritty determination since is stunning.
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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:05:00 GMT
The 'lovably weird' creature facing extinction

The first time I met one of the world's smallest rhinos he rubbed his horn against my shirt like a cat. I’ve been in love ever since.
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:53:02 GMT
What we learnt about 'forever wars' from one of America's worst atrocities

Fifty years ago, the soldiers of Charlie Company began a sweep into the hamlets of My Lai. When they left as many as 500 men, women and children were dead.
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