Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 20 August 2014 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

social history, science and agriculture - The Untold History of the Potato [my review]
photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s - Guardian
some actual research into BBC bias - NewStatesman
"The BBC tends to reproduce a Conservative, Eurosceptic, pro-business version of the world, not a left-wing, anti-business agenda."
a different perspective on the violence in Ferguson - Vox [via RB]
not the world's most liveable city if you need to go to the toilet - Crikey
mixed-religion marriages are illegal in Israel - Informed
in the US, gun-toting toddlers kill more people than terrorists - OpposingViews
"traditional names which dominated for decades are now relegated to the fringes... There were just 64 Helens born in 2013" - Guardian
91-year-old Dutch man returns "righteous among nations" medal - Economist - Informed
the Japanese city of Yubari accepts old age gracefully - Guardian
nice profile of 2014 Fields medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani - SimonsFoundation
Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play - Two Cheers for Anarchism [my review]
a superb anthology of short stories - Modern Korean Fiction [my review]
a new Sherlock Holmes novel - House of Silk [my review]
the other James Bond has a line named after him - StrangeMaps
the history of Microsoft Word autocorrect - Wired
(I still do almost all my writing using the vi editor, without autocorrect or any kind of automatic spell-checking.)
Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe has died - ABC [via Janine] - YouTube
when the police start demanding religious/ethnic identifications... - GroundViews
Australian law enforcement wants your metadata - Guardian
replication is important for social psychology - Slate
which early Christian heresy are you? - UQuiz
comparing the charters of Likud and Hamas - Informed
people in the UK are dying because welfare cuts leave them with nothing - Guardian
relying on air power is a military as well as a moral failure - Haaretz
"Absent high-quality intelligence and battle plans, the IDF chose massive fire at populated zones, with major harm to civilians."
new driveways are fine in the UK, bike sheds are not - Guardian
a Health & Safety perspective on cycling - Lovelo
what a 1972 Tesco looked like - Instagram
Israel's other war - NYer
"It's an awful thing to make a truly tragic mistake, one that costs many lives. It's worse to make that same mistake over and over again."
two Europeans adopted by Aborigines in the mid-19th century - ABC
the vast leaning book towers - Berfrois
Bangkok motorcycle taxi drivers and Thai politics - NYROB
outside Norway, not that many people have actually read Knausgaard - NYROB
trying to reform mathematics teaching - NYT
"children in rich countries are mind-bogglingly safe, so long as they look both ways before crossing the road" - Econ
I'd totally forgotten about Iran Air Flight 655 - Slate
teaching small cardinal numbers to a toddler - OxfordBlog
the history of Israel's Gaza policy - LRB
Australia has "a gambler's addiction to roads" - Age
"road agencies and other road project proponents in industry and the community spend next to no effort examining what problems their projects and plans are trying to solve, other than the perceived problem that they do not have enough road funding"
self-referential signage - Flickr - Twitter
the first of these is real, I have my doubts about the second
Switzerland needs some protection for whistleblowers - Economist

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