Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 23 April 2017 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

self-driving cars have a bicycle problem - IEEE [via @UrbanBicycleUK]
a controversial new history of France - NYROB
using 21st century tools to teach number structure - ChristopherDanielson
turning parenting into a full-time job - Establishment
buy books instead of sending your children to private school - Guardian
fluoride in the water supply - MatterChatter
the future of UK trade outside the EU - ChathamHouse
demonising Soros, along with transparency, free elections, free speech and a free press - Guardian
some background on the _Fearless Girl_ statue - GregFallis - WeekWoman
the UK is not actually that rich a country - Huffington
the problems of excessive parking, around the world - Economist
an Australian postal plebiscite would basically be a bad survey - Bonham
Jenny Linsky and the Cat Club [my review]
the stupid stereotyping of baby clothes - SMH
identity confusion and racial injustice - Guardian
the UK's two-child policy is about to start hurting "thirders" - Guardian
a fantastic resource for teaching mathematical thinking - NRICH
the cold reality of Brexit begins to bite: there will be no unicorns or pots of gold - Politics
The Vital Question: Why is life the way it is? [my review]
are the Northern hemisphere mid-latitudes going to get "stickier" weather? - WP
this is what real political interference with science looks like - Guardian
becoming a scientist involves learning how to fail - SciAm
Theresa May: banal rhetoric with no substance - Guardian [via @amanda_wrigley]
mad ideologues are destroying prosperity, upending lives, and dividing the nation - Guardian
book update at age 4 - OxfordBlog
"there is no developed economy on the planet which trades with the EU only under WTO rules" - EUReferendum
no dramas at all since the UK legalised same-sex marriages 3 years ago, Australia get your act together - SMH
would you actually want to live in a tax haven? - Guardian
the Australian government is being run by anti-science activists - Quiggin
London may cope with Brexit better than the rest of the UK - FlipChartFairyTales
but this is trade, not services; also, immigration restrictions will hurt London more
the problem with facts - TimHarford
in Japanese, _tsundoku_ is "the stockpiling of books never consumed" - Quartz
(I'm running at a 62% read rate for books acquired while in the UK)
nice profile of @JolyonMaugham - Bloomberg
the children of rapists now get extra benefits - Guardian
how an undergraduate got the 27th Amendment to the US Constitution passed - Kut [via Tomlin]
why people claim bicycles are more dangerous than cars - AsEasyAsRiding
"pedestrian comfort and convenience only seems to be a matter of concern when cycling is involved"
the Japanese pay less than Australians for Australian gas... - MichaelWest
Ursula Le Guin answers twenty questions - TLS
The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents [my review]
a Korean blockbuster about expatriates in China - The Human Jungle [my review]

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