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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"


The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

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Mon, 20 May 2019 07:59:36 GMT
Google may just have killed Huawei's bid to become world's top smartphone brand
Google is cutting back on its business with Huawei, following an order from the Trump administration barring American companies from selling to the Chinese tech firm without a US government license.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 08:52:58 GMT
African samurai: The enduring legacy of a black warrior in feudal Japan
When feudal Japan's most powerful warlord Nobunaga Oda met Yasuke, a black slave-turned-retainer, in 1581, he believed the man was a god.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 22:22:49 GMT
Trump threatens 'the official end of Iran'

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Sun, 19 May 2019 21:11:05 GMT
Deutsche Bank employees reported suspicious activity from Trump and Kushner: NYT
Deutsche Bank's anti-money laundering specialists once recommended that transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a US agency that investigates financial crimes, according to a new report in the New York Times.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 06:04:54 GMT
'Game of Thrones' finale flies high, but can't quite stick the landing
The following contains spoilers about the "Game of Thrones" series finale that premiered May 19.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 05:38:47 GMT
Finally, we know who wins the 'Game of Thrones'
After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a much-debated flurry of plot developments, "Game of Thrones" has come to an end.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 08:07:09 GMT
Trump allies mobilize against congressman's impeachment revolt
Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash's rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President "engaged in impeachable conduct" -- the first by a GOP lawmaker -- can gather momentum.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 08:47:24 GMT
The UK's austerity policies have left thousands without enough food, HRW says
The UK government is violating its obligations to ensure families have enough food to live on, according to a damning new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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Sun, 19 May 2019 20:48:52 GMT
Trump's trade war with China is biting rural America hard
President Donald Trump's trade war with China is biting rural America.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 01:49:27 GMT
World's biggest cave is even bigger than we thought
Thanks to discoveries made during a recent expedition in Vietnam, it appears the world's largest cave, Son Doong, is even bigger than previously thought.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 21:08:33 GMT
A secretly recorded video casts a harsh light on Europe's far right

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Mon, 20 May 2019 11:36:31 +0200
How a cheap, brutally efficient chain is upending US supermarkets

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Mon, 20 May 2019 09:21:38 GMT
Polling in India is over, but the country is more divided than ever
The wait has begun. Polling in India's marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23. Private polling commissioned by Indian media outlets points to a second term for the incumbent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), although, given the patchy record of these polls, which have been wrong in past elections, we won't know for sure until later this week.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 05:37:23 GMT
Exit polls suggest a win for Narendra Modi in world's biggest elections
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to win a second term after polling in the world's biggest election came to a close on Sunday, initial exit polls suggest.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 13:17:58 GMT
Columbine survivor found dead at 37
Austin Eubanks, one of the survivors of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado, was found dead at his home early Saturday, according to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 00:24:38 GMT
Koepka weathers late storm to clinch fourth major at PGA Championship
The coronation had more spice than he would have liked, but Brooks Koepka held his nerve to seal back-to-back PGA Championship titles to seal his status as golf's new once-in-a-generation player.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 06:27:45 GMT
Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win
Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 15:36:53 GMT
Public frustration over Brexit is changing Britain

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Sun, 19 May 2019 09:18:43 GMT
Madonna's Eurovision performance falls flat

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Mon, 20 May 2019 05:55:11 GMT
Why China is not celebrating the unexpected Australian election result
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his conservative Liberal National coalition party defied more than three years of losing national polls to pull off what he described as a "miracle" during his victory speech over the weekend.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 06:42:56 GMT
Why German love for cars is fading
In car-loving Germany, climate change has become a leading -- but divisive -- issue for German voters going into European elections.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 18:24:03 GMT
Shocking moment man dropkicks Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was kicked in the back while visiting South Africa for the annual Arnold Classic Africa.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 12:45:49 GMT
Meghan and Harry celebrate first anniversary
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared behind-the-scenes images from their big day at Windsor Castle as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 22:18:51 GMT
Explosion targets tourist bus near Giza pyramids
At least 14 people were injured in an explosion that targeted a tourist bus carrying 25 South African citizens, Egypt's state-run Ahram daily reported.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 16:41:19 GMT
Boy George storms off the set of 'The Voice Australia'
Do you really want to hurt Boy George?
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Sun, 19 May 2019 13:30:03 GMT
Vincent Kompany to leave Man City
Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany has said he will leave Manchester City, just one day after playing his last game as captain in Saturday's FA Cup final win over Watford.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 16:08:04 GMT
'SNL' star Leslie Jones tears into Alabama abortion law
Alabama's new anti-abortion law drew the fire of "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones, who proclaimed, "You can't tell me what to do with my body" on the show.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 17:22:31 GMT
Djokovic smashes racket in defeat to Nadal
Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters and claim his first title of the season, winning 6-0 4-6 6-1 after more than two hours of intense battle.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 01:09:12 GMT
Artisan makes warrior prints for modern Japan
A long white strip of fabric is stretched across a table at Yuichi Hirose's workshop in Tokyo, ready to absorb the paste he's specially mixed to create a classic style of Japanese print.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 03:15:09 GMT
Here's why Sikhs were offended by this $790 Gucci turban
It's only been three months since Gucci had to apologize for its blackface sweater. But it seems the brand hasn't learned its lesson.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 18:28:22 GMT
Man makes unreal baseball catch
Baseball broadcaster Marc Schwartz was elated when a foul ball flew to the broadcast booth at an Atlantic League game.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 15:46:13 GMT
Hottest looks from the French Riviera
This month, Hollywood's brightest stars are descending upon the French Riviera for the annual Cannes Film Festival. Against the idyllic background of the sun-soaked Riviera, this is where some of the world's most high-profile directors premiere the films that they hope will excite critics and viewers alike -- and, if they're lucky, win awards.
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Sat, 18 May 2019 23:43:25 GMT
The North Korean restaurant accused by a think tank of using software sales to bypass sanctions
With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi does little to hide its North Korean ties.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 16:02:06 GMT
Virtual kidnappings now exist -- and are rattling families across the US
"I have your son and I'm going to f*ck him up," a voice on the other side of the phone said.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 15:02:31 GMT
Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate
While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has taken a decidedly unconventional stand: knitting.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 16:13:24 GMT
Germany to return 500-year-old artifact to Namibia
Germany is set to return a 15th Century artifact it took from Namibia known as the Stone Cross.
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Mon, 13 May 2019 09:01:50 GMT
Europe's beautiful Alpine destination
With its stunning Alpine peaks and placid crystal clear lakes, Austria is the epitome of idyllic.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 11:19:52 GMT
What a $1,200 steak dinner looks like
Love it or hate it, share-plate dining is far from over. But dwindling are the days when tapas and small plates monopolized the category and each diner was encouraged to order five to six items.
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Mon, 13 May 2019 12:11:05 GMT
New airplane concept could transform inflight service
Forget New York or Dubai. Some of the world's most expensive and crowded real estate is inside a commercial aircraft.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 13:02:12 GMT
I.M. Pei's architecture legacy
I.M. Pei, who died Thursday at the age of 102, was an architect of singular vision. One of the great figures of 20th century modernism, he was perhaps best known for his powerful use of geometry. He employed it to create forms and spaces of exquisite refinement, from his glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris to the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 13:36:51 GMT
1 million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes found on remote islands

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Thu, 16 May 2019 17:42:45 GMT
Blacklisting Huawei takes the US-China trade war to a dangerous new level
Resolving the trade war between the United States and China just got harder. Much harder.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 11:21:32 GMT
Losing Huawei as a customer could cost US tech companies $11 billion
New US measures that restrict exports to Huawei could cost Silicon Valley billions in lost revenue.
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Thu, 16 May 2019 17:36:01 GMT
Huawei: 'All options are on the table'
Huawei said Thursday it has not ruled out legal action to resolve a growing crisis with the Trump administration following the Commerce Department's decision Wednesday to place the Chinese tech giant on a trading blacklist.
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Thu, 16 May 2019 12:48:27 GMT
US move against Huawei could slow the global rollout of 5G
The United States just made it much harder for Huawei to do business with American companies, a move that threatens its supply chain and could delay the rollout of 5G services around the world.
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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 18:55:31 GMT
Why the US is making an example out of China's Huawei
The US has filed charges against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Here's what the case could mean for the future of both the tech company and US-China relations.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 22:19:12 GMT
Trump threatens 'the official end of Iran'
President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran."
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Sun, 19 May 2019 20:34:38 GMT
First part of Trump's Mideast peace proposal revealed
The White House will announce Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are calling an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official tells CNN.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 02:21:00 GMT
Man dropkicks Schwarzenegger in S Africa
Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday during his visit to South Africa.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 20:11:36 GMT
Salvini: EU creating full-on unemployment
Italy's hardline Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has told CNN that European Union rules are creating "full-on unemployment" and he wants to go back to pre-Maastricht Treaty rules.
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