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From the article: "After all, the goal of any quality effort, whether it is data, process, people or ……, is not to explain why things went wrong. It’s to better ensure that they don’t go wrong. And that means implementing quality practices at the point of execution."
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Some are taking action in advance of official government censorship.
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With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.
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If you're embarking upon a big data project, then you're likely running into one or more data management challenges. The decisions you make regarding how y
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From the review: "Sometimes a movie comes along that reminds you it sometimes pays to see movies in a real theater on a large screen with a decent sound system. A MONSTER CALLS is one of those films, not because of spectacle or crashing explosions but because of of the art, imagery, and emotion on display."
A movie review by Dennis D. McDonald Sometimes a movie comes along that reminds you it sometimes pays to see movies in a real theater on a large screen with a decent sound system. A MONSTER CALLS is one of those films, not because of spectacle or crashing explosions but because of of the art, imagery, and emotion on display. In this film drawings come to life. Paint and ink explode across pages. Pencils scratch lines on paper in cl...
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Climate change to shift global pattern of mild weather - As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no more.
As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no more.
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Jiminy Christmas, the (then) President of the United States just touted The Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin and conversed tangentially about the Hugo Award. Yes, he has long been – tangentially – a sci fi reader. Great stuff! But. Um hey, sir? Did you notice my name, in small letters, on the cover of TTBP? ;-)

Well, well. There’s more: “I don’t worry about the survival of the novel. We’re a storytelling species. I think that what one of the jobs of political leaders going forward is, is to tell a better story about what binds us together as a people. And America is unique in having to stitch together all these disparate elements – we’re not one race, we’re not one tribe, folks didn’t all arrive here at the same time. What holds us together is an idea, and it’s a story about who we are and what’s important to us. And I want to make sure that we continue that.”

What a terrific interview about books and reading with a truly amazing and under-appreciated man. 
'Writing was the way I sorted through a lot of crosscurrents in my life – race, class, family'
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Will alteration of US government web sites follow this pattern as well?
The recent changes have been met with criticism from Wisconsin scientists.
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Amazing that s state governor can so easily be suckered. :-)))  +Scott Walker 
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With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.
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From the review: "Sometimes a movie comes along that reminds you it sometimes pays to see movies in a real theater on a large screen with a decent sound system. A MONSTER CALLS is one of those films, not because of spectacle or crashing explosions but because of of the art, imagery, and emotion on display."
A movie review by Dennis D. McDonald Sometimes a movie comes along that reminds you it sometimes pays to see movies in a real theater on a large screen with a decent sound system. A MONSTER CALLS is one of those films, not because of spectacle or crashing explosions but because of of the art, imagery, and emotion on display. In this film drawings come to life. Paint and ink explode across pages. Pencils scratch lines on paper in cl...
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Mud pie, anyone? +NASA's #Curiosity rover is examining possible mud cracks preserved in rock on the surface of #Mars.

Scientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.
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Digital strategy, collaboration, project management.
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I research, consult, and write about open dataproject managementnew mediastandardsmobile technology, and collaboration. Publications and white papers related to these topics are listed here. Occasionally I review books and movies.
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plans and manages data access, digital strategy, system development, and technology adoption projects