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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, 17 May 2022 00:15:05 GMT
France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years
Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France, the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 17:17:06 GMT
Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's brother slams violent actions of Israeli police at her funeral
The brother of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Monday blasted the violent intervention by Israeli police into her funeral as "unacceptable and unjustifiable."
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Mon, 16 May 2022 08:29:58 GMT
Analysis: China's harsh lockdowns could exacerbate population crisis
For generations of Chinese parents, the success of their children has long been one of their most important goals in life -- and they are known to be willing to make great sacrifices for it.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 20:43:48 GMT
Harris meets with new UAE president and expresses condolences following death of the country's president
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday met with the new president of the United Arab Emirates after leading a US delegation to the UAE to express in-person condolences following the death of the country's president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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Fri, 13 May 2022 16:38:15 GMT
Robinhood soars after 30-year-old crypto billionaire takes stake
It's been a brutal year for Robinhood. The twin plunges of stocks and bitcoin have crushed the online brokerage's sales. The company also reported a loss and drop in users. The stock has plummeted 40% this year and Robinhood recently announced a big round of layoffs.
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Sat, 14 May 2022 12:59:17 GMT
4 reasons the economy looks like it's crumbling — and what to do about it
The American economy is super weird right now.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 08:35:37 GMT
India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar
India banned wheat exports on Saturday — days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year — as a scorching heat wave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high.
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Fri, 13 May 2022 10:52:09 GMT
China's currency just had its worst month ever. It's still dropping
The Chinese currency is declining rapidly as the world's second largest economy falters under the weight of Covid restrictions.
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Mon, 21 Mar 2022 19:54:24 GMT
Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too
Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows.
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Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:43:47 GMT
These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, new report shows
Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report.
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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 07:01:50 GMT
Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by putting solar panels on roofs. Why aren't more of them doing it?
As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls.
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Sat, 14 May 2022 10:05:25 GMT
Visiting Venice this summer? Here's the best art on show at the Venice Biennale
The recently opened Venice Biennale -- an 8-month-long international festival of art and culture staged every other year (though it skipped 2021 due to the pandemic) -- is an opportunity to see some of the world's best artists all in one place.
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Fri, 13 May 2022 08:11:12 GMT
Experiencing the tingling taboo of ASMR
ASMR -- short for autonomous sensory meridian response -- is a physical sensation that has dominated a corner of the internet for the best part of a decade. It has a dedicated following, with more than 14 million monthly searches on YouTube, and has launched entire careers, where digital creators ever so gently release ASMR-inducing content -- soap-cutting, slime-kneading and whispered role play all fall under the perplexing genre -- in the hopes of gaining loyal viewers.
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Fri, 06 May 2022 10:24:34 GMT
How to dress for the office after years of remote working
If the thought of retiring your comfortable sweats and choosing a new outfit to leave the house in each morning is an intimidating prospect, you're in good company. For the better part of the pandemic, I've lived in a pair of stretchy, soft wool trousers in the cooler months, switching allegiance in summer to a white linen dress that my brother-in-law dubbed "the ghost dress" (likening its so flowy, so oversized shape to that of a large bedsheet with a hole cut out for my head).
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Thu, 12 May 2022 14:16:31 GMT
The woman behind the world's most famous tarot deck
Hold a question in your mind, shuffle, select your cards and see into your future. For centuries, people of all walks of life have turned to tarot to divine what may lay ahead and reach a higher level of self-understanding.
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Wed, 04 May 2022 16:22:05 GMT
Gianni Versace's lavish New York mansion is on sale for $70M
Gianni Versace's former townhouse in Manhattan has gone on sale for $70 million.
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Wed, 04 May 2022 20:18:57 GMT
Discovery of mysterious drawings could change the way scientists look at cave art
Massive Native American drawings -- which remained unseen in an Alabama cave for more than 1,000 years -- have been unveiled by a team of scientists. It's the largest known cave art ever discovered in North America.
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Wed, 11 May 2022 13:14:57 GMT
23 of the world's best sandwiches
Is there a food more humble yet universally adored than the sandwich?
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Fri, 13 May 2022 08:47:56 GMT
The sexy story behind one of Italy's favorite pastries
Making a trip to Sicily without indulging in a delicious cannolo pastry is akin to visiting Naples without tucking into an authentic pizza. Practically unheard of.
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Mon, 09 May 2022 10:43:30 GMT
She sat next to the annoying guy on the plane. Then they fell in love
The first time Krystina Burton met Gabriel Solberg, she rolled her eyes.
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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:32:15 GMT
The world's 'most dangerous' cheese
The Italian island of Sardinia sits in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, gazing at Italy from a distance. Surrounded by a 1,849-kilometer coastline of white sandy beaches and emerald waters, the island's inland landscape rapidly rises to form hills and impervious mountains.
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Mon, 02 May 2022 09:05:59 GMT
This space hotel is due to open in 2025
Waking up in a chic hotel room with a view of the solar system could be the future of travel, at least if space company Orbital Assembly has anything to say about it.
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Tue, 26 Apr 2022 12:38:53 GMT
30 classic Italian dishes that everyone should try

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Tue, 15 Feb 2022 23:30:08 GMT
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Sat, 07 May 2022 13:14:41 GMT
Hot Wheels launches first remote-controlled wheelchair toy in partnership with Paralympian
Hot Wheels is expanding representation for kids who use wheelchairs -- with the company's first-ever remote-controlled wheelchair toy.
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Thu, 05 May 2022 21:26:57 GMT
Horrified by the surge of anti-Asian violence, she's giving her community tools to protect themselves
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, attacks on Asian Americans have surged across the country. In the first half of 2021, New York City alone saw a 395% increase over the previous year in reported anti-Asian hate crimes.
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Sun, 24 Apr 2022 14:02:23 GMT
Florida deputy climbs building to rescue a baby from an Orlando apartment fire
A Florida deputy climbed the outside of an apartment building to rescue a one-year-old girl from a fire early Saturday and the dramatic scene was captured on the deputy's body camera, officials said.
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