I, for one, am very interested to see what happens next.
Remember: "Priming studies" (like here: being reminded of prior winning makes you more like to cheat) are notorious for showing anything under the sun and then failing to be reproducible later.
Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman called priming studies the "poster child for doubts about the integrity of psychological research":
In the Many Labs Replication Project, the two "priming studies" landed at the very bottom, showing no evidence of any real effect in the replication trials:
Can every child with, say, Downs syndrome learn to play an instrument?
I agree with this comment 100%.
Looking at the graph in the article, there's on obvious inflection point that occurs on 7-Apr. Prior to that, the two lines (opened and closed items) are basically tracking each other. After that point, the opened items (red) retains the same slope; but the closed items (green) switches to a different, shallower (but thereafter basically constant) slope. And thus the two curves veer away from each other from that point.
So: What happened on 7-Apr? Did one or more developers quit, burnout, take a long vacation? Maybe they haven't been replaced yet?
After that I'd try real hard to stop new features from coming in, and start thumbing through a Brooks book to look for suggestions in an emergency like this.
Wisconsin is a blistering disaster of an example. The worst thing about education in this country is that classroom management has been taken out of the hands of the people in the classrooms, organized in their professional union, and taken over by political wonks with axes to grind in spite of the kids.
I seriously don't believe this. Unions don't dictate classroom activities. If anyone does that, it's city and state departments of education, or local principal/school board. I'd like to hear two or three examples of a "right thing" desired by one of your friends that was blocked by a union.
Writing software is more fun than working.