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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 Jan 2020 07:02:39 GMT
Twenty two men own more wealth than Africa's 326 million women, Oxfam says
Global inequality is "out of control" because of biased economic systems that exclude many women while allowing billionaires to amass huge fortunes that do little for society, according to Oxfam International.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:02:49 GMT
Trump vs Thunberg: The climate crisis could dominate Davos
US President Donald Trump and environmental activist Greta Thunberg are getting top billing at Davos this year as the conference for global elites turns its attention to the climate crisis and sustainability.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:53:05 GMT
World Economic Forum: 50 years in 50 seconds
Take a look back through 50 years of the world's richest and most powerful people at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:41:56 GMT
Horror in Waikiki: 2 police officers killed, 7 houses burn

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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:16:08 GMT
Prince Harry breaks his silence: There was 'no other option'

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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:11:45 GMT
New York Times endorses Warren and Klobuchar for Democratic nomination
• Analysis: Trump's impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:48:44 GMT
'Blue Monday' depression peak isn't real
As if we needed any more reason to ruminate over life's daily plights, today (January 20) is Blue Monday -- the third Monday of January, which is rumored to be the most depressing day of the year.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:40:25 GMT
Trump's defense: Abuse of power is not impeachable

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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:18:52 GMT
Coco Gauff defeats Venus Williams at Australian Open as Federer, Osaka and Serena also win
New year, new grand slam, same result.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:41:21 GMT
Violent unrest grips Beirut as 'week of rage' escalates
Violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters gripped sections of Beirut Sunday night, as part of a "week of rage" declared by protesters that has paralyzed much of the Lebanese capital.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:25:09 GMT
Meng Wanzhou's court battle is the start of another critical year for Huawei
Huawei's chief financial officer will be in a Canadian court this week for a highly anticipated hearing. It's a major step toward determining whether she will be extradited to the United States, and a critical test for a Chinese company that has become emblematic of US-China tensions.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:30:09 +0100
Oil-rich nation says its huge new oil field is great for the planet

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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:30:14 GMT
Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at 98
Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho, the billionaire tycoon who turned a chewing gum business into a sprawling corporate empire, died on Sunday in Seoul. He was 98.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:20:02 GMT
China has announced a new plan to crack down on most single-use plastics by 2025
The Chinese government has announced a new plan to crack down on plastic pollution across the country by 2025, including a ban on single-use plastic straws and bags.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 01:59:15 GMT
Singer dies on stage
Americana singer and songwriter David Olney, whose music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Emmylou Harris and others, died of an apparent heart attack while performing on stage in Florida Saturday, according to a statement on his website. He was 71.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:59:51 GMT
80 soldiers killed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen
At least 79 Yemeni soldiers attending prayers at a mosque were killed and 130 others injured in ballistic missile and drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, Saudi state-run al-Ekhbariya Television reported Sunday.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:45:14 GMT
Libya summit calls for sanctions if ceasefire is violated
A conference in Berlin that convened warring factions in Libya as well as their foreign backers to establish a permanent ceasefire called for sanctions against parties found in violation of any agreed-upon truce, according to a communique from the meeting.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:46:23 GMT
Oil and gas companies will only survive the climate crisis if they spend more now
The oil and gas industry needs to work harder and faster to tackle the climate crisis if it wants to remain profitable, a leading energy group says.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 03:41:43 GMT
Chiefs will play 49ers in the Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl LIV next month.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:44:47 GMT
This company says it's making 'food from thin air'
In Finland, scientists are making an entirely new ingredient out of air, water and electricity -- and they hope it could revolutionize the way our food is produced.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:55:14 GMT
'Parasite' wins Screen Actors Guild's top prize

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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 03:59:39 GMT
SAG Awards 2020: Fashion on the red carpet
It was only mid-afternoon in LA when stars arrived for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the glamorous evening wear was already out in force.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:51:35 GMT
Official fired after 'unforgivable' discovery of warehouse full of unused hurricane aid
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island's emergency manager, hours after a warehouse filled with supplies was discovered.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 01:42:53 GMT
Trump's impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans
As Donald Trump sees it, America lucked out with a good President — "even though they're trying to impeach the son of a b***h."
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 01:12:01 GMT
Comme des Garçons accused of cultural appropriation
Major Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons has always pushed boundaries. But this time, they may have gone too far.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:38:55 GMT
Rare video catches sight of 5 mountain lions
Home surveillance video captured five mountain lions in what California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira called an "extraordinary"sighting.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:48:48 GMT
Residents dig out of record-breaking snowfall in Newfoundland
A record-breaking snowfall in Newfoundland, Canada, has left residents with the enormous task of digging themselves out of piles and piles of snow.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:53:03 GMT
De Niro asserts his right to say whatever the heck he wants
Robert De Niro reserves his right to speak up, so that's exactly what he did in his SAG Awards speech on Sunday night.
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Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:58:18 GMT
School pep rally brings officer to tears
L.J. Williamson, a high school police officer in Atlanta, was being honored during a pep rally when she got a big surprise from her son, US Army Spc. Shakir Aquill.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:15:46 GMT
Video captures moment storm destroys school gym wall
A microburst destroyed a gymnasium wall and sent students running during a gym class at a North Carolina middle school.
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Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:39:00 GMT
Man takes a selfie every day for 20 years
Noah Kalina started taking a photo of himself nearly every day in January 2000. He combined the photos to make an incredible video.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:11:49 GMT
YouTuber criticized for wasting 100,000 paper towels
Another day, another YouTuber controversy.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:38:29 GMT
She called CNN reporter 'liberal hack' after question ... then Fox host asked
Fox News host Laura Ingraham asks Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) about wanting witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.
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Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:41:46 GMT
22-year-old German becomes youngest Formula E winner in history
What's in a name?
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:04:14 GMT
Beyoncé's new clothing line looks a lot like this British grocery chain's uniforms
Beyoncé's Ivy Park x Adidas line dropped this week, creating an online frenzy as fans raced to stock up on the goodies.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:13:56 GMT
MSG in Chinese food isn't unhealthy -- you're just racist, activists say
If you've heard of the term "MSG," you might have also heard of its common -- but inaccurate -- connotations.
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Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:55:03 GMT
Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice controversial Indian-American character on 'The Simpsons'
After 30 years as a controversial Indian-American character on "The Simpsons," Hank Azaria has announced he will no longer voice the thickly accented Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
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Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:52:56 GMT
Medicine cabinet bought for under $800 could sell for millions
A work by Damien Hirst originally bought for under $800 could fetch more than $2 million when it comes up for auction in London next month.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:25:56 GMT
'We're going to win the league': Liverpool fans start to dream after victory over Manchester United
"We're going to win the league," sang thousands of Liverpool fans inside Anfield.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:19:13 GMT
Odell Beckham Jr. no longer facing arrest in LSU locker room incident
NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. is no longer facing an arrest warrant in New Orleans in connection with a locker room incident following the LSU's win this week in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
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Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:34:24 GMT
Spotify wants your pet to listen to music too
Spotify is rolling out a playlist generator for your dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, and iguanas.
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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:15:35 GMT
Davos VIPs are worried about the climate crisis. They're still using private jets
The World Economic Forum is preparing to perform a difficult dance: proclaim its growing concern for the climate crisis even as scores of private planes and luxury cars ferry attendees to its annual conference in Davos.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:33:45 GMT
Prince Harry breaks silence over royal exit
• Princess Diana staffer: One of the most poignant bits of royal video I've ever seen • Harry and Meghan brokered an unprecedented deal
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:46:01 GMT
Virus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases
• China's new SARS-like virus spreads
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:34:20 GMT
8 senators to watch during the trial
CNN's Chris Cillizza breaks down the eight senators to watch as the impeachment trial in the Senate gets underway.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:36:40 GMT
75 'highly dangerous' gang members escaped a Paraguayan prison, officials say
At least 75 inmates escaped from a prison in Paraguay through an underground tunnel Sunday, the Ministry of Interior's Office said in a statement.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:28:43 GMT
Oil-rich nation: New oil field is good for planet

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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:50:02 GMT
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston both win
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, who were married from 2000 to 2005, shared the SAG Awards stage. Pitt joked about his failed marriages during his acceptance speech.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:35:09 GMT
Pompeo expresses outrage over 'pointless' death of US citizen in Egypt
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday met with Egypt's president and expressed outrage "over the pointless and tragic death" of Moustafa Kassem, an American citizen detained in the country.
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