Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 19 February 2019 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

in five years, the UK automotive industry will be where Australia's was a year ago - News
Donald Appleyard's insight: cars kill relationships and communities (as well as killing people) - Vimeo
some background on tailings dam failures - Reuters
a global history perspective on "Western Art Music" - Musicology
Russian social media warfare tries to undermine vaccination: is the entire Enlightenment a target? - BBC
why does it fall to a backbencher to point out the obvious on Brexit? - Twitter
"the behaviour of a 3 year old threatening to hold their breath if they don't get the toy they want"
a cheery Valentine's day tweet from the Department for Works and Pensions - Twitter
the Dutch realise autonomous vehicles won't work with bicycles in urban centres - Guardian
the education secretary who introduced GCSEs now thinks they should be abolished - TES
children's books and text complexity metrics - Oxford Blog
Brexit will bring a slow but steady pilfering of British industry - Guardian
a "clean" Brexit is likely to be really dirty - Monbiot
the sum-product problem: another unsolved problem whose statement six year olds can understand - Quanta
have the wowsers won the struggle over Internet censorship? - EnGadget
peel things back and the US Navy doesn't look so impressive... - NavyTimes
walking to school: Sydney in 1977, Oxford in 2018 - Oxford Blog
modern weather forecasts are stunningly accurate - Atlantic [via Cosma]
am I ever going to get to walk the Overland Track and see the Walls of Jerusalem? - Guardian
Google's AlphaFold beats rivals at protein structure prediction - Mohammed AlQuraishi
"direct minimization of the predicted energy function, using gradient descent, is sufficient to yield a high accuracy fold"
Britain received more Marshall Aid than Germany, but used it trying to maintain the Empire, instead of for industrial investment - BBC
a cycle path alongside HS2 would deliver greater returns than HS2 itself - Guardian
"At least I can leave. At least I can leave." - Crooked Timber
the third most discriminatory regime in the world - 972mag
"in the event of no deal my rights fall away on 29 March 2019. I then have a stark choice: my husband or my mother" - RightsInfo
removing cars from Oslo's centre - Fast Company
the neverending joy brought by the UK's stupidly inflexible enforcement of inhuman immigration rules - Guardian
"there is not a single needs-based postgraduate scholarship at Oxford for British students" - Guardian
do disadvantaged families buy children's shoes at Clarks? - Guardian
just stop it with the random clever ideas, and fund schools and councils so they can provide adequate services
"the European project knows no higher ideal than calm good living" - Guardian
the state and racial identity in Singapore - Atlantic [via Cosma]
the grave of Matthew Flinders has been discovered - Guardian
Ivan Rogers on Brexit: an hour lecture, or 11,000 words of text, but well worth your time - UCL
the coming parliamentary battle to stop no-deal: make or break on 5th February? - Politics
Mathematics Education Through the lens of Social Justice - TODOS [PDF via @Mathgarden]
"Oxford is a high tide of native naval gazing. It is a cesspit of self-administered and hidebound orthodoxy" - AlbionBeatnik
electric cars won't save us: Roman Pompeii needed a one-way circulation system and modal filtering to control congestion! - Forbes [via @carltonreid]
measuring the Rademacher complexity of a human learner - Bactra
before it was the Empire Windrush, it was the German transport Monte Rosa - Guardian
high temperatures during the day are one thing, but a 36° overnight minimum?! - ABC
climate change is making the Rhine unnavigable - Bloomberg

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