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De nieuwe jeugdzorgwet wordt precies verkeerd ingevoerd

Afgelopen 18 februari was het zover. De Jeugdwet was door de Eerste Kamer. Per januari 2015 zullen alle jeugdzorgtaken door de gemeenten worden uitgevoerd en niet meer door het Rijk, de provincies én de gemeenten.

Announcing a redesign of the Django websites

The Django project is excited to announce that after many years, we're launching a redesign of our primary website, our documentation site and our issue tracker.

What To Expect In 2015: Robots Join The Open-Source Revolution

Three of the most sophisticated robots ever built—NASA’s Robo­naut 2, Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, and Boston Dynamics’ Atlas—have one thing in common: They all run on the Robotics Operating System (ROS), open-source software that’s rapidly becoming the Android of robotics.

Your Top Talent Is Making An Exit -- Here's How To Keep Them Onboard

One hundred percent of top employees will dump their employers for this — the chance to be more productive and happier in a different job. However, with current technologies, they don’t stand much chance of finding that.

What has gone wrong with Germany's energy policy

ON DECEMBER 3rd the German government announced plans to redouble its Energiewende, or “energy transition”, and accelerate progress so that the country can meet its goal of a 40% cut in greenhouse gases (from 1990 levels) by 2020. The same week, E.

How One Woman's Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology

This story originally appeared in print in the December 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition here. Marie Tharp spent the fall of 1952 hunched over a drafting table, surrounded by charts, graphs, and jars of India ink.

Playing With My Son

I’m not sure if it’s a great idea to take parenting advice from 1970s standup albums, but this always made sense to me. If you have a kid, why not run experiments on them? It’s like running experiments on a little clone of yourself! And almost always probably legal.

Britse spionage bij Belgacom ging veel verder dan bekend

Bij de digitale aanval op Belgacom kon de Britse geheime dienst veel meer communicatie onderscheppen dan tot nu toe werd aangenomen. De Britten konden niet alleen zien wie met wie belde of mailde, maar ook de inhoud van die communicatie inzien.

Why it matters whether or not torture works

Part of the debate about the CIA Torture Report is whether torture works as a means of gathering useful intelligence; scholarly work has long held that it doesn't. In one sense, whether torture works or it doesn't is beside the point.

The drug revolution that no one can stop

AT MIDDAY ON A THURSDAY this past April, a radio call crackled through from an ambulance team to the emergency department of Calvary Hospital in Canberra, Australia. Dr.

Blowing Off Class? We Know

THE stuff some colleges know right now about their students, thanks to data-mining of their digital footprints, boggles the mind. It may even seem a bit creepy.

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say

By Lori Day – In mid-January, this article on The Huffington Post hit my Facebook newsfeed like a Justin Bieber deportation petition—it was everywhere. In it, HuffPost Family News Editor Jessica Samakow writes: Pay attention, 2014 Mad Men: This little girl is holding a LEGO set.

Behind the App: The Story of LastPass

Using secure, complicated passwords is incredibly inconvenient, as the most secure passwords are the ones you can't remember. And as high profile security breaches become commonplace, many people are looking for solutions to securely manage their passwords. Like LastPass.

Microsoft tells US: The world’s servers are not yours for the taking

Microsoft's fight against the US position that it may search its overseas servers with a valid US warrant is getting nasty. "Imagine this scenario.

paperplanes. From Open (Unlimited) to Minimum Vacation Policy

When Travis CI turned into a business with employees, one of our ideas was to not constrain people in how much time they take off for vacations. We didn't track the days people were taking off, and as the people running the company, we didn't actively encourage people to take times off.

Report: 15 percent of IT tenders ask for brand instead of solution

Each year 15 per cent of public administrations flout procurement rules by requesting specific brands and trademarks that prevent competition, shows a European study into 12.808 ICT procurement requests published over the past five years.

This Dress Is Made From 3-D Printed Plastic, But Flows Like Fabric

The design studio Nervous System has created a novel process that allows a 3-D printed dress to move and sway like real fabric. The bespoke software behind it, called Kinematics, combines origami techniques with novel approaches to 3-D printing, pushing the technology’s limits.

Powerful Linux Trojan 'Turla' Infected Large Number of Victims

Security researchers have discovered a highly nasty Linux trojan that has been used by cybercriminals in state sponsored attack in order to steal personal, confidential information from government institutions, military and pharmaceutical companies around the world.

Scientists Confirm These Really Are the Bones of Richard III

University of LeicesterTwo years ago, a battle-worn, scoliosis-riddled skeleton was unearthed beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England.

How browsers get to know you in milliseconds

A small technological marvel occurs on almost every visit to a web page.

The QA Mindset – Rands in Repose

My first job in technology was a QA internship. The summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I tested the first release of Paradox for Windows at Borland. As an intern, I started by following someone else’s QA test plan – dutifully checking each test off the list.

The Dribbblisation of Design

Only one of these weather apps is attempting to solve the real problem. There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community. On one hand, we have some amazing pieces of writing from the likes of Ryan Singer and Julie Zhuo, moving our craft forward.

Forgotten Shores and the Storm in a Teacup — Monument Valley by ustwo™ games

Inside the minds of the Monument Valley devs. On November 12, 2014, after seven months of hard work, we finally released Forgotten Shores, eight new chapters for Monument Valley. It's available as an in-app purchase (IAP) from within the original Monument Valley, at a price of US$1.99.

Europe’s next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users

The pan-European data regulator group Article 29 has issued new opinion on how websites and advertisers can track users and the permissions they require.

Remembering Ezra Zygmuntowicz — Medium

Ezra was one of the very first people to ever see Chef. I pulled him aside atVelocity, in the corner of a Starbucks, and showed him my early working code. At the time, he was literally the guy who wrote the book on Rails deployment, and was busily hacking on the Engine Yard Cloud.

The 10 Most Ridiculous Movie Myths That Turned Out to Be True

Hollywood doesn’t understand technology and “hacking.” That’s what we thought, anyway. But many of the ridiculous things we’ve seen in movies turned out to be completely true. We laughed off many of these myths when we saw them in movies.

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.

Finding the Ebola virus’ vulnerable points

The latest Ebola outbreak has dwarfed any that have occurred since the discovery of the virus in 1976; previous outbreaks have had lethality rates of up to 90 percent.

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.

Let's Face It, We Don't Really Care About Privacy

It seems that not a week goes by these days that we don’t hear about another massive data breach. From large-scale retailers like Target to money center banks like JP Morgan, cybercrime runs rampant, violating our privacy and exposing our financial information. The costs are enormous.

Why We Should Mine The Moon

To date, all human economic activity has depended on the material and energy resources of a single planet; understandably, perhaps.

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