Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 20 January 2019 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

measuring the Rademacher complexity of a human learner - Bactra
before it was the Empire Windrush, it was the German transport Monte Rosa - Guardian
high temperatures during the day are one thing, but a 36° overnight minimum?! - ABC
climate change is making the Rhine unnavigable - Bloomberg
a first date! teaching history to a six year old - OxfordBlog
Vladimir Propp constructed a formal regular grammar in 1928 - Bactra
one of our teachers talks about the importance of storytelling - ReadingRealm
an extensive women in science reading list, covering many people I hadn't heard of - WomenYouShouldKnow [via @RipOffRed]
"overall, the negative health consequences of electric cars seem likely to be at least those of internal combustion engine cars" - BMB
any no confidence motion in Parliament tomorrow will be preceded by a bill banning low-level letterboxes - @estwebber
with RCP8.5 emissions, a good chunk of the tropics will be almost uninhabitable in 2100 - NClimate
the delcine of adult education in the UK - Guardian - AXA
organisational, legal and international cybersecurity: three more layers for the OSI network stack? - PeterSwire [PDF via Schneier]
on reading and rereading Faulkner's _As I Lay Dying_ - LitHub [via @RipOffRed]
"for a certain type of person this is the thing they care most about: their right to drive wherever they want, whenever they want, whatever the wider cost to the community" - Guardian
excavations of a Scandinavian trading settlement: "the bead-makers of Viking Ribe were early victims of globalisation" - Guardian
Florida is finally reforming its child marriage laws - USAToday [via @blazing]
currently, "if a pregnancy is involved, there's no minimum age for marriage if a judge approves"
government supporters are happy to shred constitutional process when it suits them - @davidallengreen
Dar es Salaam: buses rather than a metro system - Guardian
how do climate models work? an introduction - CarbonBrief
premature births, poor cognitive performance, mental illness, dementia, but lets just ignore vehicle emissions - Guardian
Timothy Gowers looks at Craig Barton's _How I Wish I'd Taught Maths_ - Gowers
in Britain, even towns of 8,500 people are at risk of transport isolation - Guardian
a reading of the Epic of Gilgamesh - YouTube
Israel is still "mowing the lawn" in Gaza - Guardian
The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 [my review]
Singapore now has a cap on car ownership - Quartz
the future for increasing numbers of towns: water and air-conditioning are going to be life-critical - ABC
progress towards proving the Unique Games Conjecture - Quanta
a rant about the new school "activity passports" - NickTomJoeStory
a congestion charge for central Oxford? - OxfordBlog
an overview of the linguistic and archaeological evidence for the Indo-European homeland - AnnualReviews
making cities into happy spaces: Madrid, Rotterdam, Bandung, Toronto, Vienna - Monocle
Peter Hitchens versus an Oxford bus - MailOnSunday
twenty years of books are coming out of US copyright - NYT
the UK government is giving £14 million to a shell company with no assets, for no-deal Brexit "ferry services" - Guardian - Facebook
Ghent University opts out of the rat race - UGent [via @ruawall]
the UK government is stirring xenophobia with "boat people" rhetoric - @ColinYeo1
the wrongness of "one size fits all" education - NPR [via VisibleChild]
Sylvia Pankhurst received an Ethiopian state funeral - Guardian

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Danny Yee