Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 16 September 2014 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

is Arabic a single language? - OUP
Michael Hoffman on Wolfgang Koeppen - AsymptoteJournal
a haunting evocation of landscape and memory - Expedition to the Baobab Tree [my review]
the strange logic of real and complex numbers - Baez
"the longer people spend commuting in cars, the worse their psychological wellbeing" - BBC
the revival of independent bookshops in the US - Slate
Israeli intelligence operatives on abuse of power in the Occupied Territories
Guardian www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/israeli-intelligence-reservists-refuse-serve-palestinian-territories
Esther Duflo and randomised trials in development economics - NYer
reading a book from every country in the world - ReadingTheWorld
I've reviewed books written in thirty five languages
end the demonisation of the unemployed, disabled and poor - Guardian
"Clapson had only left his last job to care for his elderly mum, and before that had worked for 29 years. On the day he died he had £3.44 to his name and six tea bags, a tin of soup and an out-of-date can of sardines in his kitchen cupboards."
where people in Oxford work - Oxford.gov [PDF via RichardMann]
to understand white privilege, try riding a bike - MoreSauce
tools and resources for monitoring Linux performance
http://www.brendangregg.com/linuxperf.html
"Male life expectancy at age fifteen in Russia compares unfavorably to that in Ethiopia, Gambia, and Somalia" - NYROB
"the war in Gaza is a war over the status quo" - NYROB
the old women of Chernobyl's exclusion zone - Telegraph
feminist generations in The Simpsons - BitchMagazine
what would a "good" Chinese economic adjustment look like? - Pettis [long]
GDP has to slow, but household income increase; credit creation remains the great risk to the economy
growing up in a Vietnamese family rift by politics - Paradise of the Blind [my review]
the Sydney Morning Herald uses Comic Sans on its front page - SMH
the politics of "genocide" in Cambodia - NYROB
the case for road congestion charging is straightforward (in London, Sydney, or Oxford) - Telegraph
the mystery of falling crime rates - Guardian
finished after 101 years: the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources - BBC - BritishAcademy [PDF]
the British Thermopylae and the case for reintroducing the lynx - Monbiot
some interesting thoughts on Switzerland - CT
how General Motors supported Hitler while undermining Roosevelt - GlobalResearch
a call for sustainable safety on UK roads - AsEasyAsRiding
building an open land surface temperature data repository - RealClimate
vertigo-inducing views of Hong Kong - OnTheRoofs
some examples of British facadism - Guardian
A Geological Exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet - Colliding Continents [my review]
Australia follows the UK down the path of stupid elementary school testing - Conversation
the economic war on Gaza - Guardian
the Australian Tax Office rules that bitcoin is a commodity rather than a currency - ATO
"What would happen if Palestine joined the International Criminal Court?" - EI
little is known about some of Germany's richest people - BBC
some background on what's happening in Ferguson - Guardian
social history, science and agriculture - The Untold History of the Potato [my review]
photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s - Guardian

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