Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 5 February 2016 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

Thai police raid bridge club - SMH
"The gathering violated a 1935 Playing Cards Act that prohibits the possession of more than 120 playing cards at any one time"
there's an abandoned dinosaur in the woods in North Carolina - White Heat [via Cosma]
Turkey is becoming an authoritarian one-party state - Spectator
human-hyena friendships in Harar - Azimuth
Jamie Love has spent 20 years fighting for drug access for the poor - Guardian
"small change" - a stone currency up to 3.6 metres across and 4 tons in weight - Wikipedia
did monkeys raft across the Atlantic from Africa to South America? - BBC
Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945 - A Writer at War [my review]
have computers finally conquered Go? - Nature [via Phil]
a Norwegian take on the classic English murder mystery - The Human Flies + Satellite People [my review]
"a casebook and a manifesto" - The Fractal Geometry of Nature [my review]
in Disney's modern princess movies, men do most of the talking - WP
it's a lot cheaper for Britons to become Australian than vice-versa - Economist
And Other Myths About What You Eat - The Gluten Lie [my review]
the difficulties in translating a six line Brecht poem - PoetrySchool
how kindergarten teaching has been changing (a US study) - AERA [via Visible]
after 70 years, Sydney Uni's Transient Building is no more - Instagram [via Matty]
why is it so weird? a potted history of the English language - Aeon
the gift of an unhappy ending - DanishWay
the legal framework of a British exit from the EU - ConUnit
a description of my commute - OxfordBlog
standing-only escalators on the London underground? - Guardian
David Bowie's love affair with Indonesia - JakartaPost
going too far in praising children for effort - QZ
a comic historical novel about Gauss and von Humboldt - Measuring the World [my review]
humour against fascism: Hungary's Two-Tailed Dog - Guardian
when too much evidence can be a bad thing - PhysOrg
the case for teaching 5-year-olds philosophy - TechInsider [via VisibleChild]
IPv6 reaches 10% deployment (Google figures) - ArsTechnica [via JP]
children from wealthier families are less generous even in preschool - WSJ - SAGE
container ships are getting even bigger: US ports are scrambling to get ready for them - IBTimes
what Europe can learn about immigration from the US green card system - Bruegel
Audi drivers are much more dangerous than people on bikes - AsEasyAsRiding
how to raise a scientist? boredom and danger - WSJ
"Five minutes early is on time. On time is late." - Forbes
will the printed book last another 500 years? - LitHub
Israel's defense minister promises attacks on civilians, suggests Hiroshima and Nagasaki as models - EI
exploring South Korean culture and society - Korea: The Impossible Country [my review]
the Moscow-Archangel train as a gauge for Russian history - Economist
proposed Internet standard: HTTP status code 451 to signal censorship - IETF

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