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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"


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Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:01:00 +1000
Warm, not too ‘Aussie’: Meet the voice you hear when you’re on hold
Voiceover artist Mark Cowling says the rise of AI-powered voiceovers falls short in conveying authentic emotions.
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Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +1000
Legal fight over Trump Media’s ownership adds to its woes
For weeks, two former Apprentice contestants have been fighting with Trump Media, the parent company of Truth Social, over their roughly 8 per cent stake in the company.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:12:00 +1000
Will the right to disconnect disrupt the way we work?
Employees who want to get ahead likely won’t invoke the right, and those who do may find that managers gravitate towards workers who are more available.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:01:00 +1000
Feel like what you do at work goes unrecognised? You’re not alone
Not being recognised for the work we do is prompting many of us to look for greener pastures.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +1000
Why everyone in finance is getting ripped
People who spend their working lives trying to manage risk in return for long-term financial gain often fail to apply those lessons to their own health.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +1000
ABC local radio just hit rock bottom. What’s next?
The national broadcaster peaked during bushfires and COVID-19 and it has been downhill for a long time.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +1000
Build-to-rent increases pressure for law reform to underpin new housing
Build-to-rent developers and industry policymakers are applying the blow torch on all layers of government to get legislative reform for the burgeoning sector.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 19:46:44 +1000
Bitcoin’s ‘halving’: What is it and does it matter?
The halving, which happens roughly every four years – the latest of which is expected this week – is a change in bitcoin’s underlying blockchain technology designed to reduce the rate at which new bitcoins are created.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:53:08 +1000
ASX dives amid escalating Middle East tensions
Australian stocks dived for their seventh session in the past days, with investors fearing the ramifications of escalating tensions in the Middle East, also weighing on the market was a US labour report, released overnight, that reaffirmed bets interest rates would remain higher for longer. 
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:13:34 +1000
Gold, gold, gold: Precious yellow metal makes shares sing
This week’s Bulls N’ Bears top ASX runner is … Dalaroo Metals. Its stock rose more than 182 per cent to join Nimy Resources, Adherium and Firebrick Pharma.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:17:33 +1000
New Seven boss wants to move on from ‘a few bad apples’
Seven West Media’s new boss Jeff Howard has warned he is willing to weed out staffers who show poor judgment or engage in unacceptable behaviour.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:59:23 +1000
‘Upfront, credible and honest’: Woodside boss spruiks climate plan ahead of crucial AGM
Meg O’Neill says the energy major is working to reduce its emissions but warns it’s not going to be easy or cheap.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +1000
The pandemic pumped up productivity. Then the bubble burst
Here’s how we’re tracking now, and why putting in more work isn’t the answer.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +1000
We’ve been told we need to work from the office full-time. Why?
A blanket everyone-back-to-work policy is rarely a judicious move, especially when so many employees are content with the existing policy.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 04:00:00 +1000
Star chef adds laneway to multimillion restaurant property empire
Restaurateur Chris Lucas is building up a tidy property portfolio to underpin his hospitality empire.
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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:30:00 +1000
‘Explain why Australians are paying more’: Multinationals to face supermarket inquiry
The Senate inquiry into supermarket prices was supposed to have wrapped up this week, but it is now gearing up to potentially put the likes of Nestlé and Coca-Cola through their paces.
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Thu, 18 Apr 2024 19:33:14 +1000
The Star Gold Coast boss quits as cracks in casino culture deepen
Pubs billionaire Bruce Mathieson has increased his hold in The Star as an executive revealed Star Sydney’s safer-gambling teams were trained by reading a 15-page booklet.
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Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:39:04 +1000
Big miners spark ASX gain; jobs data lifts tech shares
Mining heavyweights BHP and Rio Tinto boosted the Australian sharemarket, which also benefited from the latest unemployment figures showing a slowdown in the labour market. 
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Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:30:00 +1000
Watchdog cracks down on Glad garbage bags ‘greenwashing’
The manufacturer of Glad garbage bags faces potentially millions of dollars in penalties after the consumer and competition watchdog launched legal action over false claims some bags were made partly from recycled ocean plastic. 
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Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:30:12 +1000
Star shows it has dud hand in bid to keep licence
A clear pattern is emerging from the Bell inquiry into Star Entertainment – that of a financially and culturally embattled company being managed by a chief executive desperately juggling too many problems.
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