Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 17 April 2014 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

De Vulgari Eloquentia - a board game about the creation of modern Italian! - BoardGameGeek [via Yasmin]
nice intro to menstruation and foetus-mother conflict - Quora [via Phil]
Manchester City Council's website until recently classed cycling under 'Crime, antisocial behaviour and nuisance' - Mancunian
if a CPU cycle took a second, disk IO would take a month - GoogleDocs
do I want to buy a new camera? - Oxford Blog
what happened to Tom Lehrer - Buzzfeed [via Matty]
Ben Goldacre on the Tamiflu saga - Guardian
"We cannot make informed decisions about which treatment is best while information about clinical trials is routinely and legally withheld"
A Four Billion Year History - Oxygen [my review]
the Social Progress Index - SPImperative
defintely a better indicator of countries I'd like to live in than per capita GDP
Paris' abandoned railway - BBC
Iranian dowries are out of control - Guardian
British cities are terrible places to walk - Guardian
scaling up family planning in Ethiopia - Lancet [via @HansRosling]
not much is known about marsupial lions - Monbiot
the danger of out-of-context classical quotations - NYT [via @KatExe]
Adrift in the American Century - After Suez [my review]
in praise of Joanne Rowling's Hermione Granger series - GlobalComment
Tony Abbott is no Menzies - TheMonthly
"A modern web page is a catastrophe" - Usenix [PDF]
another piece on the gendering of pink - Atlantic
"Victorian-era men's clothing was fancy and frilly and elaborate enough to make almost any modern woman look homeless by comparison" (comment)
New Zealand's mandatory bike helmet law estimated to kill 50 people/year - NZMA
also, injuries to cyclists per hour of cycling have increased
how a billion dollars of "degenerate art" ended up in a Munich apartment - VanityFair
Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? [my review]
Singapore is holding a dry water festival - StraitsTimes
a Hollywood film featuring an exposition of the Snake Lemma! - YouTube
Oxford's Mathematical Institute has its lecture notes and problem sets online - OxAcUk
in 1949, more distance in the UK was travelled by bike than by private car - CyclePath
an obituary for Indian writer Khushwant Singh - Guardian
are the Habsburg Empire's borders still visible in Eastern European bureaucracies? - VoxEU [via @phaseit]
Chernobyl radiation still inhibiting microbial decomposition of leaf litter - Smithsonian
reviving an old kind of children's playground - Atlantic
a couple of dozen interesting book reviews (mathematics, children's literature) - Ernest Davis
should Python midnight be false? - LWN
new job title to me: "eukaryotic archaeologist" - Wikipedia
Vietnamese short fiction - Behind the Red Mist [my review]
a Buddhist Economics course - Berkeley [via Pam]
nice picture of the BICEP2 South Pole microwave observatory - NASA [via Phil]
Ethics on Wheels - TransAlt [via AsEasy]
the golden age of the shtetl under Catherine the Great - PUP [PDF]
Seoul is demolishing its expressways: 15 since 2002 - Guardian

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Notes

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