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In saying "how things ought to be how they ought to be..." is the use of "ought to be" redundant?

The full quote is this: The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function. I don't see any ...
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What does "taking" means here?

'Take' is extremely polysemous, so this is not easily ascertained by looking at dictionaries. Here, it means 'considering' / 'dealing with' / 'taking into consideration [just]' / 'confining our ...
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Meaning of the phrase "Death by a thousand paper cuts"

I heard this expression during the next web conference. The guy on stage used it in the context of a product with a good vision, but eventually fails or dies off due to the thousand cuts (compromises) ...
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