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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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Mon Oct 23 20:17:50 UTC 2017
'It made me cry': Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Donald Trump's condolence call
The widow of Sergeant La David Johnson said she had "nothing to say" to President Donald Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the centre of a national controversy.
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Mon Oct 23 20:15:06 UTC 2017
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed sees Enron-like demise for Bitcoin
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is joining the long line of sceptics saying bitcoin is a bubble as the digital currency continues to set record highs.
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Mon Oct 23 20:01:42 UTC 2017
Q&A recap: Magda Szubanski delivers emotional punch in same-sex marriage debate
In the midst of a brutal campaign, it is tempting to wonder: where are the better angels of our nature? They're with Magda Szubanski, writes Neil McMahon.
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Mon Oct 23 19:57:38 UTC 2017
'Crazy Killer' confession may end 30-year-old Belgian mystery
A mystery that has troubled Belgium for over 30 years may be solved after a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the "Crazy Brabant Killers".
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Mon Oct 23 19:43:05 UTC 2017
Melbourne Express: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Melbourne Express is your morning primer - a live blog with breaking news, headlines, transport updates and weather.
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Mon Oct 23 19:38:29 UTC 2017
Rio said to cover the legal fees for Tom Albanese, Guy Elliott in fraud case
Rio Tinto will cover the legal costs of its former CEO and CFO after US authorities charged them with fraud, sources said.
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Mon Oct 23 19:36:13 UTC 2017
Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for October 24, 2017
All the news you need to start your Tuesday.
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Mon Oct 23 19:32:44 UTC 2017
Could Paul Keating and Gareth Evans be Australia's North Korea solution?
As North Korea's nuclear capability grows, the world is hostage to the duelling vanities of two leaders. There is an Australian alternative.
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Mon Oct 23 19:27:25 UTC 2017
Protecting NBN from the private sector 'disastrous': competition watchdog
Protecting the National Broadband Network from private sector competition would be a "disastrous" move that would inflict higher internet costs on households, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims.
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Mon Oct 23 19:21:37 UTC 2017
How humans have moved away from our 'biological destiny'
Our love of social media and pursuit of personal happiness may have unexpected implications leading us away from our "biological destiny", says leading psychologist and social researcher Hugh Mackay.
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Mon Oct 23 20:13:45 UTC 2017
World's biggest bike-share company Ofo to bring hundreds more bikes to Sydney
Undeterred by controversy over bikes cluttering public spaces, the world's biggest bike sharing company will put hundreds of yellow bikes on Sydney streets.
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Mon Oct 23 19:14:39 UTC 2017
We so rarely see 'authentic' skin that Daisy Ridley's Vogue cover is an outlier
Instagram filters and cosmetic surgery has meant that it's become rare to see skin as it's meant to look.
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Mon Oct 23 20:04:27 UTC 2017
Apple iPhone X demand will be substantial, but not exceptional: survey
A survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone.
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Mon Oct 23 19:02:03 UTC 2017
Czech president waves mock rifle 'at journalists' during press conference
Speaking at a press conference, Zeman held up a mock assault rifle with an inscription that can be translated as "Toward journalists" or "At journalists."
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Mon Oct 23 18:53:03 UTC 2017
Cars continue to rule Melbourne roads, census shows
An extra 57 full train loads of Melburnians are catching the train to work than there were five years ago, new Census data reveals.
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Mon Oct 23 18:43:57 UTC 2017
Catalans plan human shield to block Madrid takeover
Catalan separatists are mobilising a human shield to block efforts by the Spanish authorities to take control of the breakaway region as both sides prepare to escalate the political conflict.
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Mon Oct 23 19:57:08 UTC 2017
Murder accused gives evidence at Aaron Pajich murder trial
A Perth woman accused of stabbing 18-year-old Aaron Pajich to death has explained the discovery by police of personal notes and pictures depicting torture as research for books she was writing.
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Mon Oct 23 17:06:32 UTC 2017
Megyn Kelly blasts O'Reilly, Fox in extraordinary statement about harassment
Former Fox News star television host Megyn Kelly waded back into territory she vowed to leave behind on Tuesday, saying on her new NBC morning program that she complained about Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly while she was an anchor at the conservative US station but was ignored.
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Mon Oct 23 16:00:14 UTC 2017
Assailant stabs top journalist at leading Moscow radio station
An assailant stabbed a senior editor at Russia's Echo of Moscow radio station on Tuesday in a brazen break-in and attack at one of Russia's most prominent and politically outspoken talk stations.
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Mon Oct 23 20:17:12 UTC 2017
Thor: Ragnarok review: Diverting entertainment but not a patch on Taika Waititi's earlier successes
Thor: Ragnarok stands or falls depending on how you respond to director Taika Waititi's relentlessly daggy sense of humour
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