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2013-11-05 23:30:00

TurningPoint Global Solutions, a software engineering and Information Technology (IT) professional services firm, today announced that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s

Study Suggests Repetition Of Rare Events Could Reduce Screening Mistakes By Security Officers
2013-11-05 09:57:56

The failure to detect infrequent, but obvious security threats at airport screenings and other checkpoints may have less to do with incompetence or poor training than a human tendency to overlook rare events. But a Carnegie Mellon University researcher suggests guards could improve their detection rates the same way adults learn vocabulary words — through repetition.

2013-10-15 23:23:57

The 2013 National microMedic Contest was hosted and sponsored by the U.S.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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