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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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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:20:53 GMT
US kills 2 top ISIS leaders in airstrike in Syria
US forces killed two top ISIS leaders in an airstrike in northern Syria on Thursday, according to two defense officials, one day after a US raid killed an ISIS smuggler.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 01:26:37 GMT
Bolsonaro speeds up payments to the poor as election looms
Brazil's government has announced plans to accelerate this month's welfare payments to the needy, as President Jair Bolsonaro prepares to face leftwing rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a second-round election.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 01:46:25 GMT
Japanese journalist sentenced to 10 years in Myanmar prison, official says
A military court in Myanmar has sentenced a Japanese journalist to 10 years in prison for sedition and violating a law on electronic communications after he filmed an anti-government protest in July, a Japanese diplomat said on Thursday.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:06:54 GMT
Uganda president apologizes to Kenya for son's ill-advised invasion tweets
President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenyans over tweets posted by his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba that had repeatedly threatened to invade Uganda's East African neighbor.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:11:37 GMT
Big companies keep leaving Chicago. What's going on?
Tyson Foods is the latest company closing its Chicago offices, joining Boeing, Caterpillar and Citadel among others.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:32:50 GMT
Porsche overtakes Volkswagen as the most valuable carmaker in Europe
Porsche took pole position as Europe's most valuable automaker on Thursday, overtaking former parent Volkswagen as the price of the sportscar maker's newly-listed shares sped higher.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:17:28 GMT
US mortgage rates take a breather after rising for several weeks in a row
After rising for seven weeks in a row, mortgage rates retreated last week.
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Wed, 05 Oct 2022 16:36:21 GMT
OPEC announces the biggest cut to oil production since the start of the pandemic
OPEC+ said Wednesday that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push gasoline prices higher just weeks before US midterm elections.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 05:56:04 GMT
Gas prices are starting to take off again. More increases are on the way
Even before Wednesday's action by OPEC+ to cut oil production, US gas prices were on their way up. More price increases at the pump likely lay ahead.
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Sun, 02 Oct 2022 18:21:11 GMT
5 signs the world is headed for a recession
Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff's edge.
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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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Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:35:02 GMT
Bella Hadid's spray-on dress goes viral at Paris Fashion Week
It is the buzziest moment of Paris Fashion Week so far. On Friday evening, Bella Hadid closed French label Coperni's Spring-Summer 2023 show with a dress that was sprayed on in front of a live audience.
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Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:31:34 GMT
Why the metaverse won't fix our IRL beauty standards
Avatars are nothing new — and nor is the idea that we care about how we look online.
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Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:25:56 GMT
Paris Fashion Week: How to watch the Spring-Summer 2023 shows
Once again all eyes are on the French capital as fashion week kicks off today. The nine-day itinerary includes more than 100 brands presenting new Spring-Summer 2023 collections.
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Mon, 21 Feb 2022 00:52:54 GMT
Photographer's surreal family portraits are literally breathtaking
Having a family portrait taken by Haruhiko Kawaguchi comes with one unusual condition: That he wrap your entire house in plastic and then vacuum-seal you into an airtight bag.
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Tue, 16 Aug 2022 16:33:18 GMT
The rise of South Korea's virtual influencers
She's got more than 130,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts photos of her globetrotting adventures. Her makeup is always impeccable, her clothes look straight off the runway. She sings, dances and models -- and none of it is real.
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Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:29:39 GMT
China's new spiral skyscraper is among the world's most 'twisted' buildings
One of the world's most twisted towers has been unveiled in Chongqing, China.
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Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:49:27 GMT
The Italian village that doesn't speak Italian
Nicknamed Italy's "Little Provence," Sancto Lucio de Coumboscuro is an isolated village in almost every sense.
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Fri, 30 Sep 2022 13:10:12 GMT
The couple who spent their honeymoon riding an African iron ore train
When planning a honeymoon, many couples go for obvious destinations like Paris, the city of love, or the Maldives, with its stunning azure waters.
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Mon, 03 Oct 2022 08:53:44 GMT
The floating palaces wowing the Monaco Yacht Show
The world is in turmoil. The specter of global conflict lurks on the horizon. Energy prices are putting the squeeze on millions. Covid lingers. But in Monaco, at the yachting world's most glamorous event, it's business as usual.
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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 18:38:40 GMT
World's best airline for 2022 named
From Covid to chaos, it's been another bumpy year for the aviation industry. In much of the northern hemisphere, the busy summer season was beset by delays and cancellations, while in the United States a new study this week found that airplane passenger satisfaction is declining across the board.
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Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:01:43 GMT
World's longest underwater tunnel will link two countries
Descending up to 40 meters beneath the Baltic Sea, the world's longest immersed tunnel will link Denmark and Germany, slashing journey times between the two countries when it opens in 2029.
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Tue, 15 Feb 2022 23:30:08 GMT
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Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:59:44 GMT
TikTok star shares her breastfeeding journey and excess milk to help others
With no end in sight to the baby formula shortage, lifestyle content creator and new mom Lucie Fink is stepping up to help babies in need. She's donating her excess breast milk, and she credits her TikTok and Instagram followers with inspiring her to help.
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Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:28:30 GMT
After 40 days in a bomb shelter, two Ukrainian refugees and 17 dogs are ready to start a new life in Poland
When CNN Hero Aaron Jackson welcomed the first group of dogs from Ukraine to the abandoned animal shelter he's reopened in Poland, he also took in two refugees who shared an amazing story of survival.
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Fri, 10 Jun 2022 00:19:05 GMT
This CNN Hero solves an often invisible problem by providing 'Undies for Everyone'
It's not every day you meet a rabbi from Texas with a thing for underwear.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 04:18:57 +0200
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