Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 31 July 2015 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

a profile of "mad mathematician" John Conway - Guardian
a tangibly programmable robot - Primo.io [via Rob]
(rather expensive, but it's still being developed)
around Korea with a blind guide dog - No One Writes Back [my review]
true safety for people on bicycles lies with design - @AsEasyAsRiding
examples of UK immigration policy run mad - OpenDemocracy
Kazakhstan's Astana is one of the strangest capital cities - Guardian
skunks are not mustelids: advances in mammal systematics - TetZoo
how hunger can make you angry - Conversation
the default gender: toddlers and pronouns - OxfordBlog
the UK should definitely abolish the regressive National Insurance tax - Guardian
nice map illustrates how unevenly the world's population is distributed - ScienceAlert
a profile of mathematician Terry Tao - NYT
aviation as a model for understanding the future of the Internet - IdleWords [via Cosma]
the Navier-Stokes equations are incomplete - Quanta
Qur'an fragments radiocarbon-dated to before 645! - Guardian
James Mickens in full flight on CSS, HTML and Javascript - ;login [PDF]
my personal history with fractals - OxfordBlog
it's possible to win a French scrabble competition without being able to speak French - Guardian
dismantling the UK welfare state, bit by bit - Guardian
talking to Pluto is hard - Planetary
a Dutch perspective on just how crap London's cycling infrastructure is - muxblog
Geometry Revealed: A Jacob's Ladder to Modern Higher Geometry [my review]
a Russian sequel to Lord of the Rings, from the perspective of the defeated
Salon www.salon.com/2011/02/15/last_ringbearer/
starting intentional teaching too early can be harmful - Bedrock
brain pseudoscience: the rise of neurobollocks - NewStatesman
incubators for premature babies were first used by freak shows - NPR
they use hydrogen in bombs, so insist on hydrogen-free water! - IFLScience
increasing helmet wearing by cyclists is a sign of failure - AlternativeDFT
an interview with statistician Ben Goldacre - StatisticsViews
cycling and the law (in the UK) - BikeHub
rookie independent Australian politician has learned on the job - SaturdayPaper [via @seancarmody]
a fun-sounding Oliver Jeffers exhibition in London - AliceWriting
how German debts were written off in 1953 - Guardian
Frank Herbert's Dune fifty years on - Guardian
"resettling the entire 5.5m residents of Hong Kong in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles" - Guardian
the surreal "dreams" of Google's image recognition software - QZ
Tundra-Taiga Biology: Human, Plant, and Animal Survival in the Arctic [my review]
GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History [my review]
Greece can't save money cutting the pensions of people who don't have them - Guardian
requiring helmets stops bike-share schemes working - HelmetFreedom

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