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'Agile' F-35 fighter software dev techniques failed to speed up supersonic jet deliveries


the whole waterfall idea was invented as a straw man

Ironically, Winston Royce worked at Lockheed.


Mac OS X at 20: A rocky start, but it got the fundamentals right for a macOS future


UNIX underpinnings?


9 years after SpaceX strode into Texas village, Elon Musk floats name change for Boca Chica: 'Starbase'



Who had ICANN suing a German registrar over GDPR and Whois? Congrats, it's happening


At the heart of the issue is the fact that the Whois service was developed 20 years ago...



Here's how the missile-free Royal Navy can sink enemy ships after 2018


lack of stealth ?!

But "with a straightforward wood-and-canvas construction" the Swordfish would be quite stealthy indeed!

Well, there is the engine and that torpedo dangling beneath, but still - with such a small radar cross section and such a slow speed who would consider it a threat?

PRATCHETT chats to Oz from 31,000m above Planet Earth


RF noise

If you haven't already done so, consider mounting your receiving antenna for the RFD900u as far away from other electronics as is practical, even if this means having it trail behind the aircraft. In my experience, maximizing physical separation is the approach to try first. One over R squared drops of very quickly when R starts out quite small.

Google pries open YOUR mailbox, invites developer partners


your other google account

What's the problem? Just provide access to your _other_ google account. You know, the one with no (accurate) personal information associated with it.

Why are scribes crying just 'cos Google copied their books? asks judge


fair use

I don't see how making a complete copy of an entire work and then making money from that copy can be considered fair use. Google may only be making snippets available in search results, but the value of the search comes from that complete copy that they made. Does Google sell ads along side the search results? Do authors/publishers get a cut of the ad revenue? Shouldn't Google have to get permission from the author/publisher for something like this?

Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection


1 in 7 WinXP-using biz bods DON'T KNOW Microsoft is pulling the plug


if you are going to push a new UI on employees, you might as well go all in and go ...

... with the Ubuntu's Unity interface.

LOHAN's fantastical flying truss sprouts tail


effect of wings

I suspect that the wings of the aircraft will affect the truss more than a tail.

Microsoft denies report of Office coming to iPad


Would be rejected by Apple anyway

An iOS version of Office would be rejected because it can interpret code (macros).