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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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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 12:30:53 +1100
Fortunes of Atlassian founders take a hit on share dive
The company’s earnings disappointed Wall Street, pushing its stock down 13 per cent in after-hours trade and hitting the wealth of its billionaire founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar.
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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 11:55:00 +1100
Spooked by artificial intelligence? Its song might surprise us
A fake song in the style of Bob Dylan reminds the author that, despite fears about artificial intelligence, technology has delivered him great stories.
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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 05:00:00 +1100
Start-ups in ‘denial’: The tech investor that closed its chequebook
A major Australian technology investor did not put any money into new companies last year as start-ups refused to acknowledge how much the market had fallen.
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Thu, 02 Feb 2023 19:40:21 +1100
Guardian Australia staff details compromised in cyberattack
Information on 140 workers including salaries and addresses may have been accessed by hackers who attacked the media outlet late last year.
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Thu, 02 Feb 2023 12:04:42 +1100
Why the Mac Mini is Apple’s most exciting new computer
Apple’s smallest desktop Mac has been given a new lease on life with powerful new internals, and a price drop.
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Thu, 02 Feb 2023 11:52:52 +1100
Two more federal government departments ban TikTok
Two more public service departments have confirmed they ban TikTok on work devices without saying why, as fears grow overseas about the security of the Chinese-owned service.
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Thu, 02 Feb 2023 08:16:47 +1100
TikTok is testing whether Australian users stick around with less music
The social media platform is limiting the number of songs that some Australian users can post on its app to assess how much they value music in their videos.
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Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:28:41 +1100
ChatGPT AI allowed in SA classrooms
Controversial artificial intelligence program be allowed in South Australian classrooms despite bans across rest of country.
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Wed, 01 Feb 2023 13:04:47 +1100
Cheaters on notice: ChatGPT creator releases AI detection tool
The same company that makes the AI chatbot that has educators worrying about widespread cheating is now offering a possible solution. But it has warned it is not foolproof.
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Wed, 01 Feb 2023 10:05:00 +1100
Take two: Why Apple’s new HomePod has a better chance of success
Apple’s HomePod is back, and looking nearly identical to the device the company removed from shelves in 2021. But this one is different.
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Wed, 01 Feb 2023 05:00:00 +1100
The Australian link to crypto hedge fund’s mystery $1m loan
Australia’s most valuable blockchain start-up did not lend any money to a failed crypto hedge fund associated with FTX, but a Cayman Islands foundation linked to it did.
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Tue, 31 Jan 2023 05:00:00 +1100
Time is running out to subdue AI’s overwhelming power
The world is at a “seatbelt moment” with machine learning as it was when the basic safety device was imposed on the car industry in the 1960s and 70s, but so far, no one is installing the seat belts.
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Mon, 30 Jan 2023 16:53:37 +1100
Can you hear the difference in music produced by Google's new AI generator?
Google has created a new AI platform that generates music from text prompts. Can you hear the difference between MusicLM tracks and human made music?
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Mon, 30 Jan 2023 07:39:02 +1100
AFP warn against posting 'back to school' pictures online
The Australian Federal Police have warned parents against posting "back to school" photos of their children online.
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Sat, 28 Jan 2023 09:00:00 +1100
How to upgrade your home office for 2023
Playing it smart with your home office accessories can provide a comfy and effective work space that you can mostly pack away at the end of the day.
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Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:12:19 +1100
‘Time for the brain regain’: Husic tries to lure Aussies home as US faces tech rout
Industry Minister Ed Husic is criss-crossing America, meeting with start-ups and hoping to lure them to Australia as US giants like Google slash jobs.
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Fri, 27 Jan 2023 05:00:00 +1100
‘FTX made the whole industry look silly:’ Australian investors downplay crypto enthusiasm
AirTree had adopted crypto industry jargon to project its bullishness on the sector, declaring it had “diamond hands” and were “black belt HODLers”.
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Tue, 24 Jan 2023 18:13:32 +1100
Hyped Aussie social start-up Linktree lost nearly $50m last year but won Google backing
The Melbourne-based company, which is used by celebrities and influencers, also attracted investment from Google and talent agency IMG.
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Mon, 23 Jan 2023 09:09:29 +1100
Sydney to Perth in an electric car
In January, James Massola drove an electric vehicle almost 5000 km across Australia.
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Mon, 23 Jan 2023 05:01:00 +1100
Is the big tech jobs bloodbath coming for you?
It’s harder to name a major technology company that hasn’t done big layoffs than one that has, but we should calibrate our fears for the rest of the economy.
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