Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 26 January 2015 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

"English is not the worst imaginable choice as a medium of international communication" - LL
a few hundred extremely rich people now decide US presidential elections - NYROB
Oxford planning and growth compared to Cambridge - Economist [via RichardMann]
a tragicomic indictment of bourgeois morality in post-WWI Hungary - Anna Edes [my review]
house prices in Oxford are now as insane as in Vancouver or Sydney - OCC [PDF]
a historiographical introduction to the early north Italian communes - PrincetonUniPress [PDF]
how the FBI creates "terrorists" by entrapment - FirstLook
Hermione Granger and the Damned Patriarchy - BuzzFeed
round-the-world cyclist reckons Sydney drivers are the most hostile - Guardian
the Dutch can build sub-standard cycling infrastructure too - ViewFromCyclepath [via @DavidHembrow]
(though even this is better than almost any cycling infrastructure in the UK)
untestable cosmology is mathematics, not physics - Nature [via Mick]
triangulation conjecture disproved! - Quanta
A Hands-On Introduction to Ancient Mathematics - Count Like An Egyptian [my review]
even 6mph streets are crap for cycling if they carry too much traffic - Twitter
the creativity myth - Medium
how unstable is Saudi Arabia? - Nation
five years in prison for "promoting terrorism" on Facebook - Intercept
learning curves for different programming languages - Dobiasd
the UK benefits from freedom of movement within the EU - Sturdy
glutinous rice mochi are not always harmless - Guardian
possible outcomes if Syriza wins power in Greece - PaulMason
Sarah&Duck is my favourite of the tv shows Helen watches - AwesomeDepartment
against long division - matheminutes
the best thing I've read on causality in statistics - Shalizi [introducing Pearl]
looking at screens at night screws up sleep - Huffington
repetition in music - Aeon [via Janine]
I am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist - YouTube
making pedestrians and cyclists share paths is a bad idea - @DavidHembrow
cycling Cowley Rd's "shared space" - Oxford Blog
genetically, African-Americans are closer to Europeans than they are to Ethiopians - NYT
ISIS as a "saddlebag state" - Informed
one of the classic novels of Partition - Train to Pakistan [my review]
there are only four circles here and they don't touch - TwitPic
imagined publicity items: a dystopian vision of 1970s England - Scarfolk
accessible ethnomusicology - Balinese Gamelan Music [my review]
understanding Antarctic sea ice - RealClimate
progress on prime gaps - Quanta
"precision" drone strikes target 40, kill 1000 - Guardian
two different perspectives on the Sony attack - Schneier - Slate
not the first mass killing in Pakistan, and it won't be the last - Dawn

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