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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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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:43:33 GMT
The ISIS caliphate has ended, but its breeding ground thrives
"You will conquer Rome and own the world," ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers in July 2014.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:27:09 GMT
Trump's Golan Heights announcement met with a shrug in the Arab world
When Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut from Tel Aviv on Friday morning, barely a handful of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the US Secretary of State's visit.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:08:47 GMT
'Tragedy of biblical proportions' visible from space
As many as "300 to 400" dead bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira, in Mozambique, according to an eye witness account, suggesting that the human toll of Cyclone Idai is likely to far exceed official estimates.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:49:40 GMT
Thailand's youth demand change ahead of elections
Choltanutkun Tun-Atiruj wasn't old enough to vote in the last official elections held in Thailand in 2011.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:56:38 GMT
Ethiopian Airlines was a symbol of national pride. Then disaster struck
• Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:19:47 GMT
This 24-year-old finds unreleased features in your favorite apps
Growing up in Hong Kong, Jane Manchun Wong remembers her father taking away her internet access after she circumvented his parental controls on Internet Explorer.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:29:25 GMT
Tiffany's holiday season was worse than it predicted
Tiffany & Co. already warned in January that sales during the holiday were weak. It turned out that demand for jewelry and other bling in the company's trademark blue boxes was a bit worse than what investors expected — and Wall Street was not happy.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:45:17 GMT
Time for Etihad to merge with Emirates?
Etihad Airways has often come to the rescue of struggling airlines. Now it has serious problems of its own and may have to consider merging with its bigger neighbor to cut its losses.
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:41:52 GMT
Meet Silicon Valley's 'China whisperer'
For years, venture capital powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz stood by a steadfast rule: to become a general partner at the firm, you had to be a founder or CEO of a major tech company.
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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 05:15:19 GMT
Inside Singapore's push into self-driving cars
It may look like a giant robotic bug but the MooAV could be the car of the future.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:58:08 GMT
The 20,000km cycle from Twickenham to Tokyo

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:34:47 GMT
Soccer fans found with drugs and weapons on way to match
Up to 50 Paris Saint-Germain fans were denied entry to a Women's Champions League match Thursday after weapons, including knives and knuckledusters, were found on a coach taking fans to the quarterfinal tie in London.
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:41:12 GMT
The ski racer working on a construction site
When the snow melts, when fields of white turn luscious green leaving no remnants of winter behind, Harry Laidlaw will leave Europe and return to Australia.
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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:02:40 GMT
Leadership lessons from sailing's top skippers
Leadership lessons pop up in all aspects of life but skippering a sailing yacht offers a glimpse of the deep end.
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:30:13 GMT
Rugby side mulls changing name after NZ massacre

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:15:28 GMT
Could 'adopted Welshman' coach All Blacks?
Any doubts as to whether Warren Gatland is amongst rugby's greatest ever coaches have effectively been put to bed over the past few weeks as Wales surged to a third Six Nations grand slam under the New Zealander's guidance.
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:24:09 GMT
Why do Egyptian statues have broken noses?
The most common question that curator Edward Bleiberg fields from visitors to the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian art galleries is a straightforward but salient one: Why are the statues' noses broken?
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:41:55 GMT
How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B cult brand
When Samsung revealed, in late 2018, that it was collaborating with cult US streetwear brand Supreme, it came as quite the surprise.
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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:44:42 GMT
Doomsday: Where super-rich will hide

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:15:11 GMT
Why was this car hidden away for 30 years?
If this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:16:06 GMT
The secret design of waiting lines
Many of us experience multiple queues on an average day. If they move quickly, they're soon forgotten. But a slow line can seem to last forever and can put a drag on an entire day.
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:59:18 GMT
Top model comes out as transgender
When I ask Nathan Westling what he sees in the mirror, he describes "a masculine version of my old self." His red hair is shorn short, his voice has deepened and his face seems more angular, despite the fact he's about 20 pounds heavier than he was six months ago. ("But it looks good," the 22-year-old insists, laughing. "I'm growing into my young adult male body.")
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:29:57 GMT
A380 'Flying turtle' ready for takeoff
The Airbus A380 might be on the out, but Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has just taken delivery of the first of three snazzy new editions of the superjumbo aircraft.
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:19:58 GMT
Why this spring break will be different
Ah, spring break -- the time of the year when tens of thousands of college kids head to the beach for fun, sun and shenanigans. But increasingly, these warm-weather locales are giving young partyers a chilly reception.
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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:23:42 GMT
Boeing unveils its brand new 777X airplane
The longest passenger jetliner in the world just made its debut.
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:14:08 GMT
The city that vanished beneath the desert
Just an hour -- and a world -- away from the bright lights of Doha, the sand-covered remains of a once-thriving port provide a brief but fascinating glimpse of life in the Arabian Gulf in centuries past.
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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:11:57 GMT
Is Helsinki the world's coolest city?
When it snows, the flakes come at you like shards of ice. There's a biting wind that freezes your ears off. Daylight lasts only a few hours.
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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:15:31 GMT
She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she's helping kids learn how to mourn.
When Tracy Crosby's husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children.
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:44:06 GMT
Former teen gamer starts charity after police shut down his tournament
At one point, Zach Wigal had 5,000 video games in his parents' basement. Police once shut down his teen gamer tournament. That inspired him to launch a charity that's helping thousands of sick kids.
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