Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 13 August 2020 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

early European images of Australian animals - Latrobe Journal
Cook on Kangaroos: "it was of a light mouse Colour and the full size of a Grey Hound, and shaped in every respect like one, with a long tail, which it carried like a Grey hound"
the PRC spent its first 30 years with impoverished statistical tools - Aeon
is India's dwindling Parsi (Zoroastrian) community doomed by its opposition to conversion? - Guardian
curfew and lockdown leave Melbourne's streets deserted - Guardian
some thoughts on the widened cycle lanes on Magdalen Bridge - Oxford Blog [niche kerb-nerdery]
most people still think the Hiroshima bomb was necessary to end the war - BulletinAtomicScientists
"those who believe the bombings were necessary and effective at significantly shortening the war are more likely to harbor skepticism toward nuclear disarmament"
Trans-Himalayan language phylogenetics: history and current state - Sprachwissenschaft [PDF]
it "still appears to hold that no rice agricultural terminology can be confidently reconstructed for the Tibeto-Burman phylum"
a lovely old-school "Web 0.5" fan page for Ron Graham - UCSD
an obituary for mathematician Ron Graham - Guardian
how car parking works in Japan: podcast + summary - Reinventing Parking
does fairness conflict with efficiency in congestion pricing? - Transfers Magazine
"buying a child's way into Yale is today's equivalent of a nineteenth-century industrial tycoon buying an aristocratic title" - Boston Review
Of course 2 + 2 = 4 is cultural. That doesn't mean the sum could be anything else - MAA
(and it's 1 or 0 in ℤ₃ or ℤ₄)
cities worldwide fast-forward plans to shift commuters to cycling - WSJ
ventilation to avoid ventilation - Atlantic
potatos are cheap, so anyone hungry is just lazy... - Cooking on a Bootstrap
the looming unemployment crisis in Penzance, Plymouth and Exeter - Tortoise Media
a genuinely geometric perspective - Visual Complex Analysis [my review]
BP fined just £7000 for Shetland crude oil spill - BBC
the challenges of reopening universities in a pandemic - WonkHE
Chinese Heihe faces Russian Blago across the Amur - MO
a third of Bangladesh is under water, and it's still raining - Guardian
time to start a "boycott Poland" movement? - Guardian
casual acquaintances and weak-tie relationships may be more important than we think - BBC
accidentally resilient Athenian apartment design - Bloomberg CityLab
a new font for gamelan notation! - Kraton Jogja
rewriting disease history: pathogen paleogenomics - Nature
Around the World in Twenty Languages - Babel [my review]
climate sensitivity "very likely" between 2 and 5.7 degrees means a 5% chance it's over 5.7... - RealClimate
fifty benefits of more walkable streets - FastCompany Fifty benefits of more walkable streets
decarbonising household heating remains a huge challenge - Guardian
making Kurukshetra a model cycling city - PedalAndTringTring
repackaging rural China for urban fantasies - Sixth Tone
large Korean study suggests reopening secondary schools is much more dangerous than reopening primary schools - CDC
some interesting looking essays on mathematics and thinking - CognitiveMedium
reading at seven and a half - OxfordBlog
a "cultural Zionism" in a single-state Israel-Palestine? - MiddleEastEye
could Oxford's Cowley Rd look like this? - @RobertKwolek
Principles of Traffic Calming - YouTube
the problem with school progress measurements - SigPlus [via @jpembroke]
"schools have license to ditch abstract measures that have very little impact on learning, and overhaul labour intensive data collection processes"

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