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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

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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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:53:31 GMT
6 scenarios that could actually end the US shutdown

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:44:07 GMT
Key players in the Mueller Russia investigation
CNN's Marshall Cohen explains what Robert Mueller is investigating and why President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn are at the center of the probe.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:46:51 GMT
Can this mythical creature be saved from destruction?
A nudge above the equator in one of the most biodiverse places in Africa lives an almost-mythical mammal that few people have ever seen.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:18:35 GMT
Full list of nominees: Netflix and 'Black Panther' make history
The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:53:51 GMT
Macau syndicate smuggled $4.4 billion out of China, police say
Chinese authorities say they have busted an underground money-smuggling ring used to launder more than $4.4 billion through the Asian gambling hub of Macau.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:21:36 GMT
Netflix enshrined as a Hollywood power player
Eight movies were nominated for best picture on Tuesday, but there are two that couldn't be more different -- "Black Panther," the Marvel blockbuster; and "Roma," Alfonso Cuarón's black-and-white Netflix film -- might be the most significant in terms of leading the Oscars into new frontiers.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:16:59 GMT
What we know about the mystery country-owned company in the Mueller-related case
There's a challenge of a grand jury subpoena that's now before the Supreme Court -- and very little is known about it. Still, the case has gained widespread attention after it was connected to the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:03:03 GMT
Venezuela prepares for massive anti-government marches
Scores of people are expected to take to the streets of Venezuela on Wednesday in a revitalized effort against President Nicolas Maduro and his government.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:25:34 GMT
Survival odds 'diminishing' for soccer star in missing plane
The Argentinian soccer star Emiliano Sala was on a plane that went missing over the English Channel on Monday evening, French aviation officials told CNN.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:37:12 GMT
Hong Kong moves to criminalize 'insulting' China's national anthem
The trumpet sounds, clear and exultant, and is greeted by a crescendo of boos.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:39:00 GMT
Russell Baker, Pulitzer Prize winner and host of 'Masterpiece Theatre' dies at 93
Columnist, author and "Masterpiece Theatre" host Russell Baker has died at age 93, according to The New York Times.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:45:13 GMT
Blood test could detect Alzheimer's years before symptoms
A simple blood test could predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin, a new study finds.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:56:55 GMT
Mueller wants to know about Trump campaign's ties to NRA
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign's relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:07:41 GMT
Trump sides with MAGA teens over viral video
President Donald Trump is publicly siding with the mostly white students of a Kentucky high school who were engaged in a confrontation with a Native American elder that renewed a sensitive national debate about race relations in America.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:53:12 GMT
Supersonic bomber crashes in Russia
A Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic strike bomber has crashed in Russia's northwestern region of Murmansk.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:02:26 GMT
US Supreme Court allow Trump military transgender ban
Thanks to the increasingly conservative Supreme Court, a number of brave, capable and patriotic Americans are about to be banned from the military -- not for any reason relating to their qualifications or ability to defend the country in combat, but solely because of who they are.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:26:24 GMT
US to move ahead with Huawei CFO extradition
The United States will soon make a formal request for the extradition of Huawei's chief financial officer, marking the next step in a case that has set off a geopolitical storm.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:26:28 GMT
Chinese Marxist students appear in 'confession' video as crackdown continues
China's universities have always been a breeding ground for political activism, from the May Fourth Movement which helped lead to the Communist revolution, to the 1989 pro-democracy protests which sought to reform it.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:18:09 GMT
Prince William interviews conservation king at Davos
Sir David Attenborough sat down at Davos with the Duke of Cambridge and told him about his decision to become more vocal about his conservation efforts.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:56:39 GMT
Famed 'bikini hiker' dies in mountain fall
Gigi Wu, a Taiwanese internet star famous for hiking mountains, has been found dead after falling into a gorge 30 meters deep (100 feet), the island's state media reported.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:26:06 GMT
Ocasio-Cortez answers how many 'f---s' she gives about Dem criticism
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she gives "zero" f---s about the criticism she and other freshman lawmakers are getting from fellow members of their own party.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:19:15 GMT
No charges after Chris Brown arrested on rape claim
Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, accused of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:47:49 GMT
Last ever Boeing 727 passenger jet bows out
Air travelers will no longer be able to enjoy the Boeing 727's distinctive design after the jet made its last commercial passenger flight.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:07:47 GMT
7-Eleven to stop selling porn in Japan
Two of Japan's major convenience store chains will take sexually explicit material off their shelves by the summer, ahead of major sporting events that will see a huge influx of foreign tourists to the country.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:37:45 GMT
Dyson is moving its HQ to Singapore
British entrepreneur James Dyson was a prominent supporter of Brexit. Now, he's moving his company to Singapore.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:24:12 GMT
Russia and Japan at odds over seven-decade-old island dispute

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:11:01 GMT
20,000 girls forced into prostitution, agency says
Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency says it has received concrete intelligence that around 20,000 Nigerian girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:18:34 GMT
'I know that guy!': Ex-terrorist recognizes hotel attacker
He chose to join a terrorist group, fought for it, was blooded in atrocities, escaped and repented. Now he lives in well-founded fear for his life.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:19:59 GMT
World's largest annual human migration now underway
Heading to China to usher in the Year of the Pig? Brace yourself, because things are about to get wild.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:09:49 GMT
Top US diplomat on Europe policy resigns
The US State Department's top diplomat focused on Europe policy has resigned his post, effective February 15.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:31:48 GMT
Accused US spy found with Russian 'state secrets,' lawyer says
Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, was found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets," his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:17:41 GMT
Zimbabwe president says 'heads will roll' after protest crackdown
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called violence by the country's security forces "unacceptable and a betrayal" following deadly protests last week sparked by a sharp fuel price hike.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:51:49 GMT
Pop star: Designers said I'm 'too big' to dress
Pop star Bebe Rexha called out fashion designers in an Instagram video, saying they told her she was "too big" to dress.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:38:50 GMT
Mexico sets murder rate record in 2018
Mexico recorded more than 33,000 homicides in 2018, the highest number since the country began keeping records.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:03:33 GMT
Niagara Falls have frozen
It's so cold, parts of Niagara Falls are frozen.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:16:43 GMT
Worker wrecks hotel in digger rampage
A construction worker used a mechanical digger to wreck the lobby of a new hotel in Liverpool, UK, in an apparent dispute over unpaid wages.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:13:22 GMT
'Sex coach' who offered to trade US election info freed from jail
A Belarusian model who claimed to have insider knowledge of Russian attempts to meddle in the US elections has been freed from police custody in Moscow, state media reported.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:52:14 GMT
$5 billion mega-resort rises from the sea
Four kilometers off the Dubai coastline lies Europe. Or a version of it, at least.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:51:20 GMT
Gender and body size affect your lifespan
Living to the ripe old age of 90 may depend on your body size -- both height and weight -- as well as your level of physical activity, and seems to influence a woman's lifespan more than it does a man's, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal BMJ.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:54:51 GMT
Inside a luxury jungle escape with volcanoes, gorillas and adventure
Just meters from the balcony of the hotel room, a troop of black and white colobus monkeys scouts the treetops for tender leaves.
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:44:00 GMT
Couture in 2019: Meet the dedicated buyers splashing out on luxury garments
In 2019, with streetwear seemingly above all else in fashion, there's still a dedicated -- though niche -- group of couture clients who come to the January and July shows twice a year in Paris.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:51:28 GMT
Our reptile brains were triggered by MAGA hat video
A viral video has once again confirmed everyone's preconceptions about human nature, the state of our politics and even "kids nowadays."
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:27:40 GMT
Greenland ice melt reaching 'tipping point,' study finds
Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, and it may be "too late" to do anything about it.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:09:30 GMT
Kevin-Prince Boateng to Barca: Five of the weirdest January transfers
Kevin-Prince Boateng signing for Barcelona in the January transfer window caught many people by surprise.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:28:36 GMT
From a crane to an anus, the world's quirkiest one-room hotels
Imagine having a hotel all to yourself, apart from the person you're sharing a room with. At these quirky one-room properties, you can do just that.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:43:15 GMT
The virtues of girl-boy friendships
We often cast children as radicals and their parents as stiffs. It's a tidy narrative, one that speaks to our hope for the next generation and their ability to see beyond our blind spots and biases. Unfortunately, it's not always true.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:12:03 GMT
YouTube star reaches Aussie Open semis
Stefanos Tsitsipas confirmed his status as one of the brightest hopes in tennis two days ago, upsetting Roger Federer, before becoming the youngest man to reach the Australian Open semifinals in 16 years with a bruising, three-hour quarterfinal win Tuesday.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:06:42 GMT
Around the World in 80 Days -- you'll have to pay $44,000
Nearly 150 years after author Jules Verne's famous character Phileas Fogg first journeyed around the world in 80 days, a new race will attempt to recreate the feat without combustion engines.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:35:46 GMT
New rugby club's plan to win over the Big Apple
Bringing professional rugby to the Big Apple has been no mean feat. So when Rugby United New York takes to the field for its first competitive game in Major League Rugby, away to San Diego Legion on January 27, there will be a smile on one man's face.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:07:31 GMT
Should Western powers return stolen artifacts?
European museums are under mounting pressure to return the irreplaceable artifacts plundered during colonial times. As an archeologist who works in Africa, this debate has a very real impact on my research.
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