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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"


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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 03:30:03 GMT
Protester mourns brother who lost life on the bloodiest day

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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:14:40 GMT
Satellite images reveal North Korea took recent steps to conceal nuclear weapons site
New satellite imagery obtained by CNN reveals North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal a facility US intelligence agencies believe is being used to store nuclear weapons, a move that could add to the growing sense of urgency from critics who argue the Biden administration needs to articulate a clear strategy on how it will deal with Kim Jong Un going forward.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:51:03 GMT
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued days after kidnapping
Hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria have been rescued, authorities said.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:12:52 GMT
Leader of Tigray's forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocide
The ousted leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US President Joe Biden to dial up the pressure against "invader forces."
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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 03:44:39 GMT
Indians are telling their 18 million-strong diaspora to keep out of their affairs
When American author Meena Harris tweeted criticism of the Indian state's clampdown on farmers protesting agricultural reforms, nationalist counter-protesters responded by burning her portrait. Hundreds of Indians barraged her with abuse on Twitter, telling her to stay out of their country's affairs.
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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:50:28 GMT
Former New York Times reporter breaks silence after being ousted amid racial slur controversy
Donald G. McNeil Jr., the star New York times reporter who resigned amid uproar over his 2019 use of a racial slur, broke his silence on Monday, leveling criticism against some of the newspaper's top brass and offering his own explanation for the events that ended his decades-long career at the outlet.
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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:41:44 GMT
Chinese investment in Australia plunged last year as tensions worsened
Trade ties between Australia and China worsened over the past year as the two countries became mired in a diplomatic dispute. Now it appears those problems, and the pandemic, are also hitting investment.
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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:11:26 GMT
McDonald's CEO promises investigation after report alleges sexual harassment among workers
Sexual harassment against McDonald's restaurant employees "will not be tolerated," McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski said in a statement responding to a CBS News report detailing some female employees' disturbing allegations.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:12:58 GMT
Amazon employee sues the company, alleging racial discrimination and unequal pay
An Amazon employee filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the tech giant of deliberately paying her and other Black employees less than their White counterparts, becoming the latest on a growing list of current and former Amazon workers to accuse the company of systemic racism.
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Mon, 01 Mar 2021 00:59:31 GMT
The multilingual voice app helping Indians shop online
In a country where 1.3 billion people speak 22 officially recognized languages and hundreds of dialects, communication can be a problem, especially online.
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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:44:32 GMT
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:14:00 GMT
Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:20:40 GMT
How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis
Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:22:31 GMT
How nature 'reclaimed' Chernobyl
When photographer David McMillan first visited the city of Pripyat in 1994, he expected his movements to be restricted. Just eight years prior, a reactor at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant had exploded, forcing a region-wide evacuation and sending radioactive fallout billowing across Europe.
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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:59:39 GMT
Photos challenge negative stereotypes of Appalachia
In the coal-mining towns of southeastern Ohio, nestled in the Appalachian mountains, photographer Rich-Joseph Facun has worked on a visual study of a region that has been stereotyped for decades. Appalachia has often been viewed one-dimensionally, saddled in associations related to poverty and opioid use, and deemed "Trump Country" during the 2016 election.
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Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:07:36 GMT
Queen's award honors young 'agent for change'
Emerging British fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia, whose work is setting a new standard for ethical fashion design, has won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
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Sat, 20 Feb 2021 09:28:15 GMT
The Louvre is shut but it's buzzing with activity
As the world's most visited museum awakens, escalators that once carried up to 40,000 pairs of feet a day loop quietly through the empty lobby.
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Thu, 18 Feb 2021 17:28:34 GMT
Kamala Harris's stepdaughter makes surprise runway debut at NYFW
Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week.
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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:13:02 GMT
Fashion community takes stand against Asian hate crimes in the US
Following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes taking place in the US in recent weeks, prominent figures from across the fashion industry are coming together to voice their concern and condemn the violence.
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Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:05:06 GMT
Gadhafi's private airplane can't stop attracting trouble
The images that came out of Tripoli International Airport in August 2011 have become defining symbols of the downfall of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, the autocrat who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over four decades.
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Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:05:05 GMT
The Italian town where they eat 500-year-old meals
The signs of the Renaissance are everywhere in Italy.
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Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:04:31 GMT
Diplomats and their families leave North Korea by rail trolley
Eight employees of Russia's Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory.
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Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:27:04 GMT
How German Autobahns changed the world
Ah yes, "ze Autobahn". Few other landmarks represent Germany more than its freeway system. Cologne's cathedral is distinctively West German, and the TV Tower in Berlin is a GDR feat of engineering, but the Autobahn (literally "car runway") connects the whole country.
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Sat, 20 Feb 2021 09:00:11 GMT
Message in a bottle leads to 50-year friendship
Robbinroger Beever was 15 years old and walking home along a beach in Liberia, West Africa.
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Mon, 15 Feb 2021 11:34:24 GMT
Why this will be the hottest airplane seat in 2021
Premium economy. The two words might seem a weird combination in airline terms, since it's a rare airline where economy seats feel premium these days. But these seats between coach and business class on international flights were heating up even before Covid-19, and as we all start to travel again in 2021, they're set to be a must-fly for many passengers.
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Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:55:23 GMT
Is travel to Greece possible under Covid rules?
If you're planning to travel to Greece, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Sun, 27 Dec 2020 06:14:44 GMT
Homeless man rushes into animal shelter after it catches fire
A homeless man risked his life to save several cats and dogs trapped at an Atlanta animal shelter after it caught fire, the facility's founder said.
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Fri, 25 Dec 2020 12:30:50 GMT
A mailman, two little sisters, and weeks-long games of Tic-tac-toe
Adam Finley loves his job as a mail carrier for USPS.
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Sun, 27 Dec 2020 15:52:24 GMT
7-year-old boy goes back into a burning home to save his baby sister
A 7-year-old boy named Eli saved his baby sister's life when he jumped into her room through a window to rescue her from a fire that destroyed his family's home.
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