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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


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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:05:01 GMT
Lyrica, Pfizer, and how big pharma gets what it wants

In 2011, no one had heard of Pfizer’s pain pill Lyrica. Eight years later, it is one of Australia's most prescribed drugs. Here's how that happened.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:26:02 GMT
A 'brutal' life-saving surgery. But parents worry: who comes back?

When a parent agrees to hemispherectomy surgery, they do so not knowing who their child will be on the other side.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:26:01 GMT
Hundreds to gather, dance Haka at Perth Mosque Christchurch memorial

Hundreds are expected to gather at the Northbridge mosque on Saturday, with the whole community invited to join and mourn those killed in Christchurch.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:03:01 GMT
Australia's north prepares for the worst as two cyclones approach

With two cyclones approaching Australia's northern coast, residents in both Western Australia and the Northern Territory have been forced to evacuate. 
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:47:02 GMT
'Do you mind if I give you a hug?': Jacinda Ardern meets Waleed Aly

When Jacinda Ardern sat down to discuss the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack with The Project's Waleed Aly, she had one "strange" request.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:14:04 GMT
Red alert warning issued as Cyclone Veronica approaches the WA coast

A red alert warning has just been issued for people in communities between Pardoo and Whim Creek including Port Hedland and South Hedland as Tropical Cyclone Veronica heads towards the region.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:30:02 GMT
Tablet interactive: Live coverage of the NSW election

After weeks of campaigning from the Premier and Opposition Leader, voters will head out to vote today to have their say on who they want in government.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:19:28 GMT
Times are troubled when atheists turn to prayer

What’s going on, when normally irreligious folk turn to prayer?
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:10:00 GMT
Tears and cake with Vietnam War nashos

Interviewing war veterans brought a son closer to his nasho dad – and gave a better insight into those sent to fight.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:09:00 GMT
Two of us: Inside the marriage of top scientists Alan and Elizabeth Finkel

Alan Finkel is Australia's chief scientist and a former chancellor of Monash University. His wife, Elizabeth is a science writer and editor-at-large for Cosmos.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:01:00 GMT
Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, March 23

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:13 GMT
Christchurch shooter confounds our assumptions

If you think evil acts seed in the minds of bogans who plaster stickers on their cars, reading, “Australia— love it, or leave it”, check your smug naivete.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:12 GMT
A tectonic shift to the left in the Australian political landscape

Conservatives and liberals must face the reality that voters are being drawn by a more progressive agenda.They will need compelling arguments to lure them back.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:01:10 GMT
Editorial cartoon

The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT
The Gladys I know is a real liberal

I have known Gladys Berejiklian for more than 25 years and she is quite unlike many other politicians.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:51:01 GMT
Tablet interactive: Bankrupt porn king's anniversary plans

Not one to let a little matter like a personal bankruptcy dampen his spirits, embattled Penthouse publisher Damien Costas says he still intends to throw a lavish birthday party to mark the porn magazine's 40th anniversary later this year.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:46:03 GMT
Morrison, Shorten will pay heed to close-fought NSW election

Can the NSW Coalition beat the stats to win a third state term; or will Michael Daley-led Labor overcome a horror week to snare a narrow victory?
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:48:00 GMT
I’m just a nice widdle article that would never harm anybwuddy

Sadly nobody could hear the article’s plaintive little plea above all the comment-yelling.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:42:00 GMT
Why Christchurch shooter should (with a few exceptions) not be named

News organisations which give shooters notoriety will encourage and enable others, it’s as simple and terrible as that.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:19:01 GMT
Not naming terrorists like Christchurch accused is a futile gesture

Jacinda Ardern means well and there is a kernel of reason in her thinking. But, ultimately, it's an empty gesture.
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