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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.

Patrick Henry


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Mon, 20 May 2019 08:52:58 GMT
The enduring legacy of a black warrior in feudal Japan

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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 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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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 06:42:56 GMT
Germany is falling out of love with cars
In car-loving Germany, climate change has become a leading -- but divisive -- issue for German voters going into European elections.
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Sat, 18 May 2019 21:13:02 GMT
Apple CEO Tim Cook: My generation failed on climate change
Apple CEO Tim Cook says his generation failed on climate change.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 20:20:03 GMT
Starbucks' big China rival arrives on Wall Street
China's Starbucks has arrived on Wall Street. Luckin Coffee begin trading on Friday and provided an immediate caffeine jolt to the market. The stock surged nearly 50% to $25 a share before pulling back a bit.
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Thu, 16 May 2019 14:22:56 GMT
Startup builds flying taxis you can order on an app
A flying taxi that you can order through an app? This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six years.
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Tue, 07 May 2019 15:20:53 GMT
Germany is opening an electric highway for trucks
Trucks are guzzling ever more diesel, polluting towns and cities and fueling climate change. Germany thinks it may have found the answer by using overhead lines to power big rigs.
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Sun, 30 Sep 2018 13:55:19 GMT
India is building a city from scratch
India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 11:34:09 +0200
The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 22:55:03 GMT
California restaurants can now add a 1% surcharge to help fight climate change

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:41:39 GMT
The world's second-largest emperor penguin colony has nearly disappeared

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:38:01 GMT
Aerial photos show human impact on natural world
Viewed from above, the Mediterranean's salt farms take the form of abstract paintings. Piles of crystallized salt, which divide the artificial ponds, appear like lines of white paint between blocks of saturated green, red, orange and pink -- colors created by algae and other microorganisms in the shallow seawater.
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Fri, 17 May 2019 13:02:12 GMT
I.M. Pei, a disarming and determined visionary
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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Wed, 15 May 2019 08:01:32 GMT
Crazy history of the 'Back to the Future' car
The unpainted stainless steel body, the gull-wing doors, the rear-mounted engine. When John DeLorean set out to create his own sports car, he knew these features would set it apart from everything else.
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Thu, 16 May 2019 14:48:45 GMT
Finding the beauty in America's mundanity
Stephen Shore's remarkable career started early. Born in New York in 1947, he was given his first photography set at six. When he was 14, the trailblazing fashion photographer Edward Steichen -- then a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York -- purchased three of his photos. By 17, he was a regular at Andy Warhol's infamous Factory, photographing the artist and the eccentric personalities who surrounded him.
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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:51:57 GMT
Why Anna Wintour always wears sunglasses
Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image -- immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses -- now instantly recognizable in silhouette or line sketch.
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Sun, 19 May 2019 21:43:15 GMT
Real-life locations from when 'Game of Thrones' was good

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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:55:50 GMT
The huge ships taking over the seas
When Symphony of the Seas, an 18-deck cruise ship measuring longer than a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, sailed out of port for the very first time this April, it smashed yet another size record in the cruise industry.
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Fri, 10 May 2019 14:07:42 GMT
Japan tests world's fastest bullet train
Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel.
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:58:39 GMT
India's 30 most beautiful places
India might just be the most colorful country in the world.
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Thu, 09 May 2019 09:34:12 GMT
20 best things to do in Kenya
Folks who have never been there tend to think of Kenya as a one-trick pony -- an awesome safari destination and little more.
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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:39:57 GMT
Runaway teens don't qualify for foster care. So she created a solution

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Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:23:29 GMT
Boy's quick thinking saves him and his sister from a kidnapping

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Fri, 03 May 2019 01:13:10 GMT
She's changing the cultural stigma around women's periods
When Freweini Mebrahtu got her period at age 13, she panicked.
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Mon, 20 May 2019 11:34:09 +0200
Goodbye, old iPhone: This could be 40X better

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Mon, 20 May 2019 11:34:09 +0200
Bitcoin up 30,000X -- here's your backdoor in

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Mon, 20 May 2019 11:34:09 +0200
$19.9 trillion idea hidden in plain sight

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