Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 25 May 2020 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

creativity and mathematics: art, software, music and more - Imaginary
why food delivery companies lose money - NYMag [via Cosma]
Boccaccio on the coronavirus pandemic - BostonReview
East Asia's success with SARS-Cov-2 will reinforce its economic might - AsiaTimes
From Brexit to Covid: A Very British Debacle - NYROB
Decoding the Ancestry of the English - The Origins of the Anglo-Saxons [my review]
Arnhem: another sad example of British military incompetence - NYROB
a backgrounder on recent politics in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa - SIPRI [30 page PDF]
Munich shifts to open source - again - ZDNet [via @phaseit]
how "yellow filter" in American films negatively stereotypes countries - MatadorNetwork
how Kerala has tackled Covid-19 - Guardian
public health is one area where communism really does shine
Iceland stops hunting whales: watching them is more profitable - Forbes
exercise, don't just wash your hands and clap the NHS - JSportHealthScience - Guardian
"COVID-19 is a wake-up call, a tocsin, to the world to focus on primary prevention countermeasures."
the real Lord of the Flies: nothing like Golding's vision - Guardian
the French settle the most important question about covid 19 - AcademieFrancaise
surviving Covid-19: "Many people will be left with chronic kidney and heart problems. Even their neural system is disrupted." - Science
Air France told not to compete with rail (as part of bailout) - RailJournal
a historian on British exceptionalism - HistoryWorkshop
a spiralling Taiwanese exploration of memory and history - The Stolen Bicycle [my review]
GOTO implemented in python! - GitHub
celebrating and labelling accidental urban flora - Guardian
the car: "a pathogen that has infiltrated its host (the city) and hijacked its molecular infrastructure to create a more welcoming environment for its own replication" - Atlantic
if you live in Oxfordshire, you might want to respond to the county council's Local Transport and Connectivity Plan - Oxford Blog
Sweden's coronavirus response in the context of its epistocratic government - BPP
face mask madness exposes the limits of markets - Guardian
"The Irish government asked Aer Lingus to run supplies out of Beijing. The airline had never flown to China before, and the planning and approvals for a new route would usually have taken six months. Aer Lingus did it in a week."
adventures in etymology: cha if by land, tea if by sea - Quartz
how united are the United States? Maryland's National Guard protects coronavirus tests from the federal government - Newsweek
new German regulations to support cycling and car-sharing and counter speeding and illegal parking - BMVI [(in German)]
Springer has made hundreds of books freely available online, including Aigner+Ziegler's fantastic Proofs from THE BOOK! - Springer
the educational and equity costs of school closures - Economist
the UK needs local "shoe-leather" contact tracing teams - Guardian
the impact of coronavirus on Mongolia - reliefweb - Medium
is anyone else wondering how many series it will be before @numberblocks gets to category theory? - Numberblocks
my ramblings on reopening English schools - Oxford Blog
Soviet caricatures of Nazis - UniverseDiscourse
Paris and Milan plan emergency reallocation of space for walking and cycling - Forbes
From Pythagoras to Schoenberg - Music by the Numbers [my review]
will lockdown revitalise Italian schooling? - Guardian
one of the best curated Getty Museum challenge responses - Reddit
don't try to turn your home into school - Guardian

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Danny Yee