Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 24 October 2014 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

learning mathematics is about hard work - Atlantic
call suicide help line, get killed by responding SWAT team - FreeThoughtProject
up until the mid-1980s, women were taking up computer science similarly to law and medicine - NPR
dehumanising people requires dehumanising language - Monbiot
from Australian iron ore to Marine le Pen - MPettis [via MB]
Herbert Gintis on general equilibrium and inclusive fitness - Oxford Blog
Robert Solow reviews Thomas Piketty - NewRepublic
the Electronic Intifada is under a sustained denial of service attack - FB
artificial intelligences are already raising our children - NYT
Downhill on a Forest Road (a Krasznahorkai short story) - NYT
the UK Department of Transport has aspirations - AsEasyAsRiding
how cameras can get such strange results from rolling shutters - PetaPixel [via Robbie]
better understanding of the Tracy-Widom distribution - Quanta
the Age of Loneliness - Guardian
roads produce traffic - Grist
a 2008-vintage Nokia 6300 could run one of the 1950 ENIAC weather models in under a second - UCD
background on Jill Schoolman and Archipelago Press - PublishersWeekly
traffic congestion is a huge cost to the UK economy - Sys-Con
China reducing coal consumption affects Mongolia as well as Australia - GlobalResearch
Vietnamese are bigger supporters of free markets than Americans - CNN
some myths about Ebola - Guardian
taking all the children's toys away - LWSL
Afghanistan in the 1960s and 1970s - MessNessyChic
Amazon is a whale in online book-selling, but in retail it faces real giants - Atlantic [via Rob]
40,000 year old rock art found in Indonesia - Conversation
the UK doesn't do mixer taps - 9gag
the risks of cycling and walking - Oxford Blog
Australian school chaplains can't proselytise, but must have a faith - SMH
Tony Abbott is a radical, not a conservative - Guardian
The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman + Suspicion [my review]
Conservative attacks on the Human Rights Act are madness - Guardian
"Maxwell Fyfe and his sponsor Winston Churchill saw the convention as a protection against the 'socialism' of Clement Attlee's 1945 Labour government"
testing group selection in social spiders - Quanta
the real reason Microsoft skipped Windows 9? - Twitter
if (version.StartsWith("Windows 9")) /* 95 and 98 */ ...
portraits of people in Gaza salvaging from the rubble - Guardian
UK policy: tax breaks for the wealthy, austerity for the poor - Huffington
Leung needs to resign, and avoid presiding over a bloodbath - Guardian
thematic chapters around key episodes - A History of Korea [my review]
the history of the West African Ebola outbreak - VanityFair
The Meaning of 1914: a weekend conference - Oxford Blog
placing the burden of austerity on the poorest third of the population - Guardian

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Danny Yee