Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 4 March 2015 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

a guide to consensual tea-drinking - RockstarDinosaurPiratePrincess
baby boxes and bounty bags highlight the difference between Finland and the UK - FFCAC
writing a shamanist Kalevala - Finland
Australia has given up freedoms (and a lot of money) for nothing - Guardian
Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 - The Formation of Islam [my review]
blind/non-blind comparison shows gender bias in school marking - NBER
"over-assessment of boys has a positive and significant effect on future achievements and a significant negative effect on girls"
nice overview of linguistic and archaeological evidence for the Indo-European homeland - AnnRevLing
a study of Jewish humour, now in paperback - PUP - Introduction [PDF]
The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea [my review]
Oxford cyclists, imagined, actual and potential - Oxford Blog
50 shades of socialist feminism - Laurie-Penny [via Mertz]
drop high quality graduates straight into teaching in poor schools? - Economist
I really should read Magda Szabo's The Door - NYT
"banking has its uses as well as its abuses" - Monbiot
adding hydrofracturing + cliff failure improves ice-sheet models - ScienceDirect
Erich Kästner's classic children's novel - Emil and the Detectives [my review]
don't tell children they are clever - KQED
"English is not the worst imaginable choice as a medium of international communication" - LL
a few hundred extremely rich people now decide US presidential elections - NYROB
Oxford planning and growth compared to Cambridge - Economist [via RichardMann]
a tragicomic indictment of bourgeois morality in post-WWI Hungary - Anna Edes [my review]
house prices in Oxford are now as insane as in Vancouver or Sydney - OCC [PDF]
a historiographical introduction to the early north Italian communes - PrincetonUniPress [PDF]
how the FBI creates "terrorists" by entrapment - FirstLook
Hermione Granger and the Damned Patriarchy - BuzzFeed
round-the-world cyclist reckons Sydney drivers are the most hostile - Guardian
the Dutch can build sub-standard cycling infrastructure too - ViewFromCyclepath [via @DavidHembrow]
(though even this is better than almost any cycling infrastructure in the UK)
untestable cosmology is mathematics, not physics - Nature [via Mick]
triangulation conjecture disproved! - Quanta
A Hands-On Introduction to Ancient Mathematics - Count Like An Egyptian [my review]
even 6mph streets are crap for cycling if they carry too much traffic - Twitter
the creativity myth - Medium
how unstable is Saudi Arabia? - Nation
five years in prison for "promoting terrorism" on Facebook - Intercept
learning curves for different programming languages - Dobiasd
the UK benefits from freedom of movement within the EU - Sturdy
glutinous rice mochi are not always harmless - Guardian
possible outcomes if Syriza wins power in Greece - PaulMason
Sarah&Duck is my favourite of the tv shows Helen watches - AwesomeDepartment
against long division - matheminutes

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