Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

Web pages I've been reading (and some web pages I've created)

Last update: 28 October 2020 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

there are lots of streets in Oxford which would be really improved by a parklet - Forbes
Covid herd immunity is an illusion - Nature - Imperial / REACT
not a parody: Indian child poverty charity opens kitchens in the UK - Guardian
Australia is failing to address far-right terrorism - Guardian
Oxford's colleges have been cannibalising each other - @oldenoughtosay
time to end major road projects - Highways [via @RantyHighwayman]
Tom Lehrer remains a mystery - BuzzFeed
there are only five Conservative MPs left with both a social conscience and a backbone - Guardian
per-mile, vehicles cause more pedestrian casualties on minor urban roads than on major roads - Municipal Engineer
17% more fatalities and serious injuries, 66% more minor injuries
Sydney could depave back streets and take 100,000 cars off the roads - SMH
"the more certain someone is about covid-19, the less you should trust them" - BMJ
are we all suffering from acedia? - Conversation - Schneier
"the pandemic and governmental responses to it create social conditions that approximate those of desert monks"
the Chauvenet Prize for exposition in mathematics - MAA
(with links to most of the winning articles)
the boundary between elementary and advanced - Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel [my review]
the UK is much better than the US, but still lags NL, DE and DK for walking and cycling safety - StreetsBlog
bicycles and buses are the future of urban transport - Forbes
the Alternative for Deutschland has been "remorselessly mugged by reality" - NewStatesman
we need 15-minute suburbs to complement working from home - Conversation
the strange history of grapefruit, and its unusual drug interactions - Atlas Obscura [via @RobOnABike]
York pioneers sustainable housing - Guardian
some details about how Oxford Uni is doing Covid testing - OU [nine page PDF]
from the Safavids to Khomeini - Iran: A Modern History [my review]
Emily Wilson on Aeschylus' _Oresteia_ and its translations - LRB
what is Byzantine Studies? - British Academy [very short]
a Phoney Normal? back to school and back to work - Oxford Blog
traffic calming or traffic removal? an East Oxford example - Oxford Blog
another outsider marvels at cycling in the Netherlands - HDCF
online virtual assemblies using the Polis social media tool - Guardian
a new look at the great Tang poets Li Bai and Tu Fu - NYROB
staying positive: lessons from Tromsø - Guardian
The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality - Building the Cycling City [my review]
cycling in town centres: a UK perspective - Ranty Highwayman
I've gone over to the dark side and started a new organisation - Oxford for Cars
protests in Inner Mongolia at restrictions on Mongolian in schools - NPR
"an approach that has emerged in the last decade that demands China's minority ethnic groups become more 'Chinese' by reducing or outright eliminating their limited cultural autonomy"
the American Mathematical Society has a 40% off textbooks sale in September - AMS [with reasonable international shipping rates]
the Polish language: a cheatsheet for beginners - Culture.PL
the dangers and challenges of salmon farming - Guardian
making a child-friendly city - CityFix
unsustainable new housing in Sydney - Bloomberg
"single-glazed, black-roofed properties crammed together with little natural greenery. Access to shops or services nearly always requires getting into the car"
an Oxford history of science walk - MHS [via @bigdamo]

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Danny Yee