Gent is de jobkampioen - De Standaard
Geen enkele gemeente in Vlaanderen heeft er de voorbije jaren meer jobs zien bijkomen als Gent. De Oost-Vlamingen kloppen Antwerpen.
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Helping you navigate the insane complexity of calendrically correct date and time operations
3 days ago
Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?
In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, Ora Lassila and James Hendler, wanted to give the world a preview of the revolutionary new changes they saw coming to the web. Since its introduction only a decade before, the web had fast become the world’s best means for sharing documents with other people. Now, the authors promised, the web would evolve to encompass not just documents but every kind of data one could imagine.
3 days ago
Sorry UX, the party’s over. – Robert Skrobe – Medium
Ironically, this dynamic exposes the biggest lie UX practitioners tell themselves: “We are the voice of the user”.
5 days ago
I Quit my Job to Pursue my Passion—& my Life Fell Apart. | elephant journal
Some people have a singular passion. They know it, they discover it, and they follow it. Some of us…do not. When I get asked questions like, “What’s the one thing that makes you jump out of bed in the morning?” I stare blankly ahead for 13 seconds and then respond with various answers such as, “Breakfast?”
6 days ago
Realistic 'Flight Simulator' Puts Players in Economy Class and It Kind of Rules - Motherboard
Flying is a harrowing test of nerve, and at the same time utterly mundane, and that mundanity is the foundation on which developer Hosni Auji built Flight Simulator. It’s a first-person point and click game, where you fly a real time route from New York to Reykjavik, Iceland. Except instead of playing the pilot, you’re a passenger.
6 days ago
So Good They Can't Ignore You
ollowing your passion is bad, instead go for Mastery Autonomy and Purpose — the trio of things that have been proven to motivate knowledge workers’
6 days ago
We'll soon rule Europe with Orban - English - ANSA.it
Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday "I am convinced that in a few months' time we'll find ourselves governing Europe together with Viktor Orban".
7 days ago
‘Hij trok mijn T-shirt uit, ik vroeg hem te stoppen’ - De Standaard
Niemand reageert nog gechoqueerd als Fabre zijn performers een uur lang laat touwtje springen of een piemelballet laat uitvoeren. Zijn strategie is bekend.
8 days ago
Git pretty — justin hileman dot info
This chart is from the presentation Changing History, or How to Git Pretty. Check it out to learn how to use this IRL.
9 days ago
So…What Do I Make? (Dan Mall)
Oud maar goed: "Reports are in from Twitter, Medium, and the like; we can’t make full comps, use Photoshop, or even utter the phrase 'visual design' anymore. What’s a designer to do? Has our role evaporated? Fear not! Dan Mall will help redefine the tasks of the modern day designer in light of the multi -device world that snuck up on us."
9 days ago
Introducing GitHub Pull Requests for Visual Studio Code
Today, we are announcing the public preview of GitHub Pull Requests for Visual Studio Code, closing a gap in the workflow that we and millions of engineers experience every day: The ability to review source code where it was written – inside the editor.
13 days ago
Tidying One’s Room | Don't Worry About the Vase
Waarheid. "It turns out, every item in my room is a sort of crystallized intention, generally past-me. (We’ve all heard the stories of researchers with messy rooms who somehow knew where everything was, and lost track of everything when someone else committed the violent act of reorganizing the room, thus deindexing it from its owner’s mind.) As I decided what to do with an item, I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose that information. So, I tried to Aumann with my past self – the true way, the way that filters back into deep models, so that I could pass my past self’s ideological turing test. And that’s cognitively expensive."
13 days ago
Niet Hitler maar Breivik is het model voor Schild en Vrienden – Jan Blommaert (en z'n gedachten)
Wie de laatste dagen aandachtig heeft gekeken naar wat over Schild en Vrienden naar buiten is gekomen ziet snel waar ze de mosterd hebben gehaald. Niet bij het VNV van de jaren 1930, en evenmin bij het VMO van de jaren 1970. Wel in het online extreemrechtse wereldje dat Breivik mee heeft geschapen, en waarin de autochtone linkse medeburger de onmiddellijke vijand is die door een zuiverende burgeroorlog vernietigd moet worden. Ze vormen dus geen nieuwe Hitler Jugend, wel een Breivik Jugend met extreem geradicaliseerde digital natives die zich in de eerste plaats richten op al wie ze als linkse verraders-in-eigen-land kunnen bestempelen.
16 days ago
Introduction · Front-End Developer Handbook 2018
This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it in 2018.
16 days ago
“Let's talk about genre”: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.
18 days ago
I was deluded. You can't beat fake news with science communication | Jenny Rohn | Science | The Guardian
When does any of our evidence, no matter how carefully and widely presented, actually sway the opinion of someone whose viewpoint has been long since been seduced by the propagandists?
24 days ago
Exodus and the Plagues of Egypt | Is That in the Bible?
The plight of the Egyptian livestock also stands out. In Exod. 9:1–7, Yahweh sends a pestilence upon all the livestock: horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, and sheep. Verse 6 tells us that “all the livestock of the Egyptians died.” Then the Priestly writer jumps in with the plague of boils (vv. 8–12), which afflict all the humans and animals. One assumes the text is referring about livestock, except that they’re all supposed to be dead. The livestock is targeted again in the plague of hail and lightning. All livestock that is left in the field instead of being put into shelters is killed (vv. 19, 25). And finally, with the so-called tenth plague, all the firstborn of the livestock are killed (12:29). That’s three times the livestock of the Egyptians dies, if you’re keeping count. The plants of Egypt don’t fare much better. The hail and fire of the seventh plague destroy all the plants and trees (9:25). Then locusts come and eat every single plant, tree and fruit in the land (ch. 10).
25 days ago
Luke’s Surprising and Oft-Ignored Views on Marriage and Resurrection | Is That in the Bible?
Of all possible guests at a society wedding, an apocryphal Apostle was the worst.
bible  culture  religion 
26 days ago
‘Parkeren in Gent en Antwerpen is veel te goedkoop’ - De Standaard
In vergelijking met Nederland betaal je in Antwerpen of Gent soms bijna de helft minder voor een uurtje parkeren in de binnenstad.
27 days ago
A ‘Maverick,’ Revisited – Rolling Stone
This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.
28 days ago
Bruegel museum in Brussels blocked by Belgian bureaucracy | Art and design | The Guardian
Tiens. Nieuws voor mij. "Bruegel House, a dedicated museum to his life and work, was due to have opened in October 2019, the centrepiece of the 450th anniversary of his death. But a strict financial rule to guard against over-spending has led to the project being put on hold, despite no money being required from Belgium’s federal government."
29 days ago
Je mag tegenwoordig niks meer © Wannes Daemen
We zijn geen racis­ten, we zijn geen vrou­wen­ha­ters. Maar onze gedra­gin­gen en tra­di­ties heb­ben wel racis­ti­sche of vrouw­on­vrien­de­lij­ke kant­jes. Als we dat dur­ven zien, dan zal er onge­twij­feld een en ander ver­an­de­ren aan wat we doen en zeg­gen.
4 weeks ago
Google Web Designer
Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device.
4 weeks ago
The Scientists Who Starved to Death Surrounded By Food | Amusing Planet
As the invading German army poured into the city looting and destroying anything of value, a group of Russian botanists holed up inside the vault of the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry with a precious collection of seeds and edible plants. This collection, containing seeds from nearly 200,000 varieties of plants of which about a quarter was edible, constituted one of the world’s largest repositories of the genetic diversity of food crops. Among them were plenty of rice, wheat, corn, beans and potatoes, enough to sustain the botanists and see them through the worst days of the siege. But the scientists hadn’t barricaded themselves in the vault with food grains to save their lives, but rather to protect these seeds from the Nazis as well as from the starving people plundering through the streets in search for anything to eat.
death  food 
4 weeks ago
What Did Ada Lovelace's Program Actually Do?
Lovelace’s program is often called the world’s first computer program. Not everyone agrees that it should be called that. Lovelace’s legacy, it turns out, is one of computing history’s most hotly debated subjects. Historians have cited all kinds of primary evidence to argue that the credit given to Lovelace is either appropriate or undeserved. But they seem to spend less time explaining the technical details of her published writing, which is unfortunate, because the technical details are the most fascinating part of the story. Who wouldn’t want to know exactly how a program written in 1843 was supposed to work?
computing  history  programming 
4 weeks ago
PepsiCo Is Acquiring SodaStream for $3.2 Billion | Fortune
PepsiCo has agreed to acquire countertop carbonated water machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion—the snacking and beverage giant’s latest move to add healthier products to its portfolio and push a more environmentally friendly agenda.
4 weeks ago
Stage 9 | A virtual recreation of the Star Trek TNG sets in Unreal Engine 4
The aim of the Stage 9 project is to recreate the entirety (inside and out) of the Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation in Unreal Engine 4 with a focus on attention to detail. The eventual goal is to allow you to explore every part of the ship that you’ve seen on the show (and all the areas you haven’t) and interact with everything you see.
4 weeks ago
Now Go Bang! – Observing Minard Observing Napoléon
Observations on textual strategy in infographics by the example of the “Greatest Infographic of All Times”.
4 weeks ago
Van zwarte cultuur houden, maar niet van zwarte mensen : Charlie magazine
De omstaanders die niet ingrepen en de vrouwen aan hun lot overlieten, maar ook onze media hebben boter op het hoofd. Want als je als populair magazine met een zo goed als volledig witte redactie regelmatig ‘grapjes’ publiceert over afgehakte handen van Congolezen (we kijken naar jullie, Humo), dan ben je je niet bewust van het effect dat dit heeft op zwarte mensen. Bovendien werk je met dit soort ongein het idee in de hand dat witte mensen de genocide probleemloos als een running gag kunnen gebruiken.
4 weeks ago
#EenKindSluitJeNietOp: hoe de vork écht aan de steel zit - MO*
De Morgen bloklettert: “Gezinnen opsluiten mag al sinds 2011”. Dit klopt natuurlijk niet. België sloot lang voor 2011 al kinderen op. Lang voor staatssecretaris Theo Francken (N-VA) leidde dit onder socialistische en liberale ministers al tot mensonwaardige toestanden en duidelijke schendingen van de kinderrechten. De wet van 16 november 2011 voorzag voor het eerst een regeling die specifiek op kinderen van toepassing was: niet de mogelijkheid tot opsluiting van kinderen, maar een verbod op de opsluiting van kinderen.
4 weeks ago
How to Design for the Modern Web – Commit Log – Medium
The very first thing you must do when a user visits your website is to show them a big modal dialog telling them that they should just install the mobile application instead.
ux  webdesign 
5 weeks ago
Ranking Every Soundcloud Rappers Face Tattoo from worse to worst
times have changed in hip hop, where the stories of old school hip hop tattoos were written by history and culture, today’s tats seem to be written by xans and molly
5 weeks ago
The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown
Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.” She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders and a couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer, then out the back door, where three Secret Service agents wait. They do this just about every weekend in this tiny town where they were born — he almost 94 years ago, she almost 91. Dinner at their friend Jill Stuckey’s house, with plastic Solo cups of ice water and one glass each of bargain-brand chardonnay, then the half-mile walk home to the ranch house they built in 1961.
5 weeks ago
The Islamic fundamentalist Jeremy Corbyn should be ashamed of himself – if only he'd behaved more like Margaret Thatcher | The Independent
Corbyn supported every gay rights campaign at a time when it was considered extremist to do so. And the way he managed to be an extremist Islamic fundamentalist and an extremist gay rights fanatic at the same time only shows how dangerous he is -- "I suppose it may just be possible that the wreath he laid at an event organised to mark the bombing of civilians in 1985 was actually put there to mark the bombing of civilians in 1985.

But it’s much more likely that secretly, Jeremy Corbyn supports Palestinian terrorists who murder athletes. "
5 weeks ago
Home | Charticulator
Ziet er echt zeer leutig uit -- Interactive Construction of Bespoke Chart Layouts
5 weeks ago
The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
let’s take the case of Ariel Sharon. In 1982, up to 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese refugees were massacred by Israel’s Phalangist allies in the Sabra and Shatila camps. An Israeli commission later found Sharon to have been personally responsible” for the massacre. Among those attending his funeral in 2014 was Tony Blair: and yes, he laid a wreath. Who cried scandal then?
5 weeks ago
Trump has to be reminded of different time zones when calling world leaders - Business Insider
President Donald Trump reportedly has to be reminded of differences in time zones on a "constant basis" as he impulsively attempts to call other world leaders, a diplomatic source told Politico.  Trump apparently isn't "great at recognizing" that an older world leader might not be awake "or in the right place at 10:30 or 11 p.m. their time." Trump has a particularly "bizarre" interest in French President Emmanuel Macron, one former official said, and randomly calls him for no apparent reason.
5 weeks ago
What Caused the Dinosaur Extinction? - The Atlantic
A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.
6 weeks ago
Jeremy Corbyn for U.K. prime minister - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz.com
Anyone who wants to see the world take action against the Israeli occupation should dream of Corbyn. Corbyn has been declared the next enemy of the Jews. Viktor Orban is a righteous among the nations; the American alt-right is the rock of Israel and its savior; Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ leader who called to kill millions “like Hitler,” is a welcome guest in Israel – and Corbyn is the enemy of the people. The Jewish establishment in Britain and Israeli propaganda have taken out a contract on him, to foil his election: He’s an anti-Semite, Labor is anti-Semitic, Jewish life in Britain is in “existential danger,” no less, as three British Jewish newspapers cried out in a joint editorial.
6 weeks ago
Why decentralized social networking never makes it — ever heard of Crossing the Chasm? – Upon 2020
decentralized social networking will never amount to anything unless it solves at least one real, burning problem much better than the centralized alternatives
6 weeks ago
She’s the world’s top empathy researcher. But colleagues say she bullied and intimidated them | Science | AAAS
Tania Singer, a celebrated neuroscientist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, is known as one of the world’s foremost experts on empathy. In her research, she has sought to demonstrate that meditation can make people more kind and caring. The title of a profile of Singer written by this reporter in 2013 summed up her public image: Concentrating on Kindness. But inside her lab, it was a very different story, eight former and current colleagues say in interviews with Science. The researchers, all but one of whom insisted on remaining anonymous because they feared for their careers, describe a group gripped by fear of their boss. “Whenever anyone had a meeting with her there was at least an even chance they would come out in tears,” one colleague says.
6 weeks ago
The World's Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps - Atlas Obscura
Calling all map enthusiasts: the North American Cartographic Information Society will soon be releasing the 2018 Atlas of Design, its latest compendium of the world’s newest and best maps.
6 weeks ago
How Facebook, Twitter, YouTube have taken a new job as content cops - Axios
Together, the moderation disputes and privacy debates point to a future in which Facebook and its peers face a tough choice: Get good, fast, at being quasi-governments themselves — or hand the mess back to real governments and return to writing code and making money.
6 weeks ago
Anatomy of Tik Tok: The viral video app from Bytedance | FactorDaily
Tik Tok is a crazy place. Every time I open the app, time flies. Full of bite-sized videos, it is immensely entertaining. You can find Parkour athletes doing gravity-defying stuff, creators making magic, comedians, dancers, models and more. All of this led Tik Tok to get more iOS downloads than Instagram in Q1 2018 – that’s huge! How did this happen?
6 weeks ago
Why Is Jordan Peterson So Popular? - The Atlantic
When the poetry editors of The Nation virtuously publish an amateurish but super-woke poem, only to discover that the poem stumbled across several trip wires of political correctness; when these editors (one of them a full professor in the Harvard English department) then jointly write a letter oozing bathos and career anxiety and begging forgiveness from their critics; when the poet himself publishes a statement of his own—a missive falling somewhere between an apology, a Hail Mary pass, and a suicide note; and when all of this is accepted in the houses of the holy as one of the regrettable but minor incidents that take place along the path toward greater justice, something is dying. When the top man at The New York Times publishes a sober statement about a meeting he had with the president in which he describes instructing Trump about the problem of his “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” and then three days later the paper announces that it has hired a writer who has tweeted about her hatred of white people, of Republicans, of cops, of the president, of the need to stop certain female writers and journalists from “existing,” and when this new hire will not be a beat reporter, but will sit on the paper’s editorial board—having a hand in shaping the opinions the paper presents to the world—then it is no mystery that a parallel culture of ideas has emerged to replace a corrupted system.
6 weeks ago
#QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained - Vox
The Russia investigation is a sham. It’s actually a cover story for special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump working together to expose thousands of pedophiles hidden in plain sight — including Hillary Clinton (and Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama), who will soon be under arrest.
6 weeks ago
Joods Forum heeft bedenkingen bij nieuwe CD&V-kandidate Frie... - De Standaard
Ah well. "Toen deze krant vroeg wat ze over onverdoofd slachten vond, zei ze dat ‘alle dieren goed moeten worden behandeld. Als de wet zegt dat het slachten verdoofd moet gebeuren, dan is dat zo.’ Die laatste uitspraak vindt Raphael Werner, voorzitter van het Joods Forum, bijzonder jammer, zo zegt hij op de site van Joods Actueel.
6 weeks ago
It's Nice That | Adobe has added 665 new Monotype fonts to Creative Cloud
Typographers of the creative world rejoice! Christmas has, sort of, come early this year: Adobe and Montoype have just snuck down the chimney, glugged the port, polished off Rudloph’s carrot, and deposited 665 new fonts from 41 type families under the tree. It’ll be like unwrapping a shiny new Playstation 2 all over again. Remember how good that felt? Being 10? Not having any real understanding of the full and crushing weight of the anxieties and stresses that were soon to wash all over you, day in, day out? Today’s like that, all over again.
6 weeks ago
Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days in Palo Alto
When the young Mark Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto in 2004, he and his buddies built a corporate proto-culture that continues to influence the company today.
6 weeks ago
Are Facebook and YouTube quasi-governmental actors? - Infowars
The media platforms’ banishment of Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist, raises difficult questions about constitutional standards
6 weeks ago
How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutes
If I were a malicious actor, I could have made a small, likely unnoticed change to the openssl formulae, placing a backdoor on any machine that installed it. If I can gain access to commit in 30 minutes, what could a nation state with dedicated resources achieve against a team of 17 volunteers? How many private company networks could be accessed? How many of these could be used to escalate to large scale data breaches? What other package management systems have similar weaknesses?
6 weeks ago
BBC - Culture - Is horror the most disrespected genre?
Whenever a horror movie makes a splash... there is invariably an article calling it ‘smart’ or ‘elevated’ or ‘art house’ horror. They hate horror SO MUCH they have to frame its hits as something else.
6 weeks ago
Patrick Stewart cast in new Star Trek TV show | EW.com
“With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold. For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honor generations both new and old.”
7 weeks ago
'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship | Business Insider India
In one telling detail, Brennan-Jobs outlines how Jobs' lawyers insisted on finalising child support payouts and other payments on December 8, 1980. Four days later, Apple would IPO and Jobs would become immensely wealthy. She also recalled believing that her father replaced his Porsche every time it had a scratch, and asking if she could have his current model when he got rid of it. "You're not getting anything," he responded. "You understand? Nothing. You're getting nothing." Brennan-Jobs added that her father had not been "generous with money, or food, or words."
7 weeks ago
How-To | The Nation
"In the end, this decision means that we need to step back and look at not only our editing process, but at ourselves as editors." Ja inderdaad. En niét wegens het publiceren van het gedicht.
7 weeks ago
The Three Horizons of innovation and culture change
‘Three Horizons thinking’ is an effective method for making sense of and facilitating cultural transformation and exploring innovation and wise action in the face of uncertainty and not-knowing.
7 weeks ago
Enduring Ideas: The three horizons of growth | McKinsey & Company
Steve Coley, a director emeritus in McKinsey’s Chicago office, describes the three horizons framework. Based on research into how companies sustain growth, this approach illustrates how to manage for current performance while maximizing future opportunities for growth.
7 weeks ago
kitao/pyxel: A retro game development environment in Python
Pyxel is a retro game development environment in Python.
framework  python  retro 
7 weeks ago
The Grammar of Arabic – Type Thursday – Medium
How do you adapt a latin type design into Arabic? TypeThursday spoke with Arabic typeface designer Kourish Beigpour to find out how he interpreted the font Faction from Lost Type Co-op.
7 weeks ago
Hunting for fossils in the quirks of language - Johnson
Not all fossils are made of stone. For example, at The Economist’s headquarters in London there is a sign reading “By the lifts”; under it are pinned assorted memos and news reports. There are no lifts nearby. Only those of us familiar with the newspaper’s history understand the allusion: such clippings were displayed near the lifts in our previous HQ. Similarly, departments of the paper continue to call themselves “12th floor” and “13th floor”, even though they now share the same (sixth) floor in the new building.
7 weeks ago
Adobe Flash’s Gaming Legacy — Thousands upon Thousands of Titles — and My Efforts To Save It
Allow me to summarize. In less than two years from the time of this article, hundreds of thousands of games are likely to disappear from the internet, forever. Simply no longer playable. Hundreds of millions of views, likes, 5-star reviews, 1-star reviews…all gone. The companies who helped bring these games to life don’t seem concerned. The people who made these games aren’t exactly talking about it, to my knowledge.
adobe  flash  games  history 
8 weeks ago
Why Designers Hate Politics (And What To Do About It)
Designers claim, and often with good reason, that they understand human behavior better than others, but their distaste for what they call politics reveals they’re ignorant of one of the most natural behaviors people in groups have. Designers who hate, or don’t comprehend, politics betray their own ideas by not recognizing how politics defines the landscape they must work on.
11 weeks ago
Waarom 1 miljard uitgeven een crisis is maar 221 miljard verliezen niet - DeWereldMorgen.be
Fiscale spitstechnologie en belastingontwijking kosten ons land tweehonderd keer zoveel als de opvang van asielzoekers. Bij dat eerste haalt men de schouders op; dat tweede vult dagelijks de kranten, de zendtijd, en de sociale media. En enkel het tweede blijkt de term ‘crisis’ waard.
12 weeks ago
Zo lost Algerije het probleem van illegale migranten op - Het Nieuwsblad
Zozo. En binnenkort gaan we daar dan de opvang organiseren in plaats van de mensen tot in Europa te laten komen, juist? Minstens 13.000 Afrikaanse migranten zijn het afgelopen jaar op bussen of vrachtwagens gezet en gedropt in de woestijn. Bij 45 graden overdag en koude nachten. Zonder eten of drinken. Zonder enige bescherming. Hoeveel vrouwen er onder een brandende zon bevallen zijn en hun kind verloren hebben, is niet geweten. Maar het IOM heeft weet van meerdere gevallen. Van pasgeboren baby’s die in het woestijnzand begraven zijn. Of van vrouwen die een miskraa kregen. Van uitputting en ontbering.
12 weeks ago
The Heilmeier Catechism
DARPA operates on the principle that generating big rewards requires taking big risks. But how does the Agency determine what risks are worth taking?
12 weeks ago
Overlijden prof. em. Raoul Van Caenegem — Faculteit Recht en Criminologie — Universiteit Gent
Oh nee. Mijn zowat favoriete prof aan de universiteit is niet meer. Zijn boeken A Historical Introduction to Private Law, A Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law en Judges, Legislators and Professors zijn meer dan aangeraden, ook voor wie geen rechten studeert.
june 2018
SS St Louis: The ship of Jewish refugees nobody wanted - BBC News
On 13 May 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the SS St Louis. They hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the US - but were turned away in Havana and forced to return to Europe, where more than 250 were killed by the Nazis.
june 2018
Opinion | No, the Broadway Musical Isn’t Doomed - The New York Times
It’s the run-up to Tony Award time, and entrenched Broadway wags are once again raising their voices in unison, singing the same old reprise, taking it up a key with each chorus: The Broadway musical is doomed, hopelessly degraded by the devolution of its subject matter.
june 2018
Israëlisch leger doodt vier Palestijnen bij nieuwe protesten - De Standaard
Veel gekker moet het niet worden. "Het Israëlische leger zette daarop traangas in, en schoot met scherp. Emmanuel Nahshon, de woordvoerder van het Israëlische ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, omschreef de opstandelingen op Twitter als de ‘Hamas Jugend’, een overduidelijke toespeling op de Hitlerjugend."
june 2018
Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers - The Official Microsoft Blog
Today, we announced an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform. I want to share what this acquisition will mean for our industry and for developers.
june 2018
De nieuwe schoolstrijd: excellentie versus gelijke kansen - De Standaard
Wie zegt dat ons onderwijs tegenwoordig onvoldoende excellentie stimuleert, heeft een punt. ‘De zesjescultuur’ noemen de voorstanders van excellentie het. Niet dat die enig effect zou hebben op leerlingen met een achterstand, want de ‘verloren groep’, die zelfs het laagste niveau niet haalt in de PIRLS-test, is bij ons eveneens groter dan in de ons omringende landen. Op basis van de cijfers blijken de pogingen om de achterblijvers en drop-outs op te krikken weinig succesvol. We scoren dus niet op het vlak van excellentie, maar evenmin op dat van gelijke kansen creëren.
june 2018
A New Hope (2003) on Vimeo
The original concept was to film people playing their favourite scenes from Star Wars episode IV. It quickly became clear that not all of the scenes would get filmed if we proceeded in this way. The AAS pookahs told us to film any remaining scenes reading from the script wearing rabbit masks.
june 2018
Microsoft - GitHub acquisition talks resume
Microsoft recently held talks to acquire software developer platform GitHub. The talks have come amid GitHub's struggle to replace CEO and founder Chris Wanstrath, who stepped down 10 months ago. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion in 2015, but the price tag for an acquisition could be $5 billion or more.
june 2018
Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest: medics | Reuters
Razan Al-Najar’s death brought to 119 the number of Palestinians killed in weekly demonstrations launched on March 30 in the Gaza Strip, an enclave controlled by the Islamist group Hamas and long subject to grinding Israeli and Egyptian embargoes. Najar, a 21-year-old volunteer medic, was shot as she ran toward the fortified border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty, a witness said. Wearing a white uniform, “she raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest,” the witness, who requested anonymity, told Reuters.
june 2018
Senior EPA officials collaborated with climate change denial group, emails show | Environment | The Guardian
Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Scott Pruitt’s stewardship of the agency.
may 2018
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