Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 1 September 2014 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

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
some actual research into BBC bias - NewStatesman
"The BBC tends to reproduce a Conservative, Eurosceptic, pro-business version of the world, not a left-wing, anti-business agenda."
a different perspective on the violence in Ferguson - Vox [via RB]
not the world's most liveable city if you need to go to the toilet - Crikey
mixed-religion marriages are illegal in Israel - Informed
in the US, gun-toting toddlers kill more people than terrorists - OpposingViews
"traditional names which dominated for decades are now relegated to the fringes... There were just 64 Helens born in 2013" - Guardian
91-year-old Dutch man returns "righteous among nations" medal - Economist - Informed
the Japanese city of Yubari accepts old age gracefully - Guardian
nice profile of 2014 Fields medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani - SimonsFoundation
Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play - Two Cheers for Anarchism [my review]
a superb anthology of short stories - Modern Korean Fiction [my review]
a new Sherlock Holmes novel - House of Silk [my review]
the other James Bond has a line named after him - StrangeMaps
the history of Microsoft Word autocorrect - Wired
(I still do almost all my writing using the vi editor, without autocorrect or any kind of automatic spell-checking.)
Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe has died - ABC [via Janine] - YouTube
when the police start demanding religious/ethnic identifications... - GroundViews
Australian law enforcement wants your metadata - Guardian
replication is important for social psychology - Slate
which early Christian heresy are you? - UQuiz
comparing the charters of Likud and Hamas - Informed
people in the UK are dying because welfare cuts leave them with nothing - Guardian

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Danny Yee