Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 18 January 2017 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

a nice graphical proof of the irrationality of sqrt(2) - DivisByZero
Australia's heatwave - I'll take Oxford's 4 degree days anytime! - Guardian
the Russians take a leaf out of Trump's book and decriminalize domestic violence - Bust
"schools are heading towards mass bankruptcy and the only government plan for solving it is optimism" - Guardian
Ireland and Brexit: "just spectators watching a car crash" - FT
in praise of Miyazaki's _Princess Mononoke_ - Tor
an interview with Richard Gombrich, on Buddhism and happiness - Oxford
a nice takedown of AI alarmism and "superintelligence" risks - IdleWords [vis Cosma]
the Dutch have the world's happiest children - Telegraph
"Dutch children are expected to be friendly and helpful towards their elders but not to automatically defer to them."
Christmas: giving the gift of death - Monbiot
purging the UK civil service of anyone not enthusiastic enough about Brexit - Guardian
I've never read or watched any John Berger - Prospect
project: to watch Ways of Seeing and Civilization with Helen
Germany encroaches on the Czech republic - StrangeMaps
things can only get better in 2017? - AntiPope
there's no solid evidence for Russian hacking influencing the US election - RollingStone
the Home Office is completely unprepared to deal with Brexit - Guardian
and it's going to totally screw up the lives of hundreds of thousands of people
4yo frustrations: "Just leave the apple and let him scream it out" - WP [via Visible]
Richard Adams' Shardik and Watership Down were among the first adult novels I read - Guardian
is trying to bully the entire world really in Israel's best interests? - Guardian
time management is ruining lives - Guardian
if you don't talk to your children about quantum computing, someone else will - SMBC
tea and scone with Barbara Pym - AlbionBeatnik
a one-man crusade to make London's buses safer - Politico
an interesting review of Disney's _Moana_ - Medium
fascinating sounding film about a Mongolian eagle huntress - Guardian
Soyuz: fifty year old technology still going strong - Guardian
Irish courts to be asked to get a ruling from the European Court of Justice on the revocability of Article 50 - Guardian
AA Gill was brilliant on Brexit (if a bit Euro-centric) - DNDLaw
the central scenario is for "a 3.4% hit to per capita GDP from a 91,000 reduction in EU migration" - NIESR - Guardian
with very slight improvements in pay for the lowest paid
the problem with "cute" kids - JanetLansbury
Approaches to Teaching The Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber) [my review]
A Manifesto for an Intelligent Transport Policy - Travel Fast or Smart? [my review]
the danger of a "Henry VIII" clause in the legal resolution of Brexit - LSE
meteorologists are not creepy - ScienceDirect
traffic-calming and cycling infrastructure are medical necessities - BikeBiz
some reading for anyone wanting to understand Castro - Wikipedia
give me decent public transport to Cambridge and Northampton, not more motorways! - AsEasyAsRiding
go Kellogs! - Guardian
fractals: two popular mathematics books - A Very Short Introduction / Endlessly Repeated Geometrical Figures [my review]
we're not in the 1920s, but fascism is on the rise again - Conversation
"mainstream conservatives fear the drift of their own voters to more muscular, anti-immigrant demagogues on the right [and] espouse the right's priorities and accommodate its hate speech"

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Danny Yee