Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 8 December 2014 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

Cuba's extraordinary international medical assistance - Guardian
racial tensions mount in a Rwandan girls' school - Our Lady of the Nile [my review]
cohabitation without marriage on the rise in Iran - RFERL [via Informed]
how the British backed Greek fascists in 1944 - Guardian
interested in climate science? - Princeton Primers in Climate [my review]
a long stay in hospital is a traumatising experience for the vulnerable - Guardian
Matt Ridley lost all credibility with me when he went stupid on climate science - MarkLynas
the manifold Bhagavad Gita - NYROB
an introduction to zero-knowledge proofs - CryptographyEngineering [via Phil]
the economic case for rioting - Gawker
E.H. Gombrich - The Story of Art [my review]
"a housing boom is the economic equivalent of a tapeworm infection" - TimHarford [via @Neerav]
have a weird and creepy Christmas - Guardian
on a 35 year time-frame, Ehrlich comprehensively wins the Ehrlich-Simon "limits to growth" bet - GMO [PDF]
Sweden's Vision Zero for road safety is "more engineering than enforcement" - NetworkDispatches
a review of Citizenfour - NYROB
Thailand's political divide - NYROB
30,000 people drive into Oxford to work; 10,000 drive out - OCC [PDF]
spending £60 million in public money on a privately managed tourist attraction - Guardian
Yasunari Kawabata's novel - The Master of Go [my review]
Infrastructure + Britain From Above [my review]
we clearly need a blanket ban on driving at dawn and dusk - BeyondKerb [via @BezTweets]
reassessing Sherman and the March to the Sea - NYT
taking from the poor to give to the rich - Guardian
a long piece on Grothendieck and his work - InferenceReview
"class" has been removed from public discourse in Australia - Monthly
the National Funeral for the Unknown Victim of Traffic Violence - @GBCyclingEmbassy
an interview with novelist Juan Goytisolo - WhiteReview
comparing UK and Netherlands cycling - JournalTransportHealth
for some reason, the Germans have an aversion to state surveillance - Guardian
some great reviews of Mr Men books - BuzzFeed [via JArnot]
Sleeping Beauty for probabilists: are you a halfer or a thirder? - Mule
Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish [my review]
the British and French armies of 1854 compared - Far
Sydney, Sydney, I Hardly Knew Thee - Medium
"a burnt-out cataclysm of failed infrastructure projects, blood money developments and godforsaken urban sprawl"
why near misses matter to cyclists and pedestrians - NearMiss
a close-up view of inner-city poverty in the US - MotherJones
why Starbucks failed in Australia - Vice
on not cycling in Oxford - Oxford
33 years ago, people in the UK already knew Dutch cycling infrastructure worked - @DavidHembrow

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Danny Yee