Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 23 September 2020 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

I've gone over to the dark side and started a new organisation - Oxford for Cars
protests in Inner Mongolia at restrictions on Mongolian in schools - NPR
"an approach that has emerged in the last decade that demands China's minority ethnic groups become more 'Chinese' by reducing or outright eliminating their limited cultural autonomy"
the American Mathematical Society has a 40% off textbooks sale in September - AMS [with reasonable international shipping rates]
the Polish language: a cheatsheet for beginners - Culture.PL
the dangers and challenges of salmon farming - Guardian
making a child-friendly city - CityFix
unsustainable new housing in Sydney - Bloomberg
"single-glazed, black-roofed properties crammed together with little natural greenery. Access to shops or services nearly always requires getting into the car"
an Oxford history of science walk - MHS [via @bigdamo]
The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals - End of the Megafauna [my review]
gas fields fuel conflict in the Aegean - Guardian
is the UK the most corrupt country in the world? - Guardian
a survey of Oxford's existing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods - Oxford Blog
art history for children - Vincent's Starry Night + A Journey Through Art [my review]
Mastery in Primary Mathematics [my review]
evidence on the effects of low traffic neighbourhoods - RachelAldred
a disposable computer to read a pregnancy test strip just once - @Foone [via @phaseit]
footways and cycle tracks don't need kerbs! - RantyHighwayman
fake martial arts - Carcinisation [via Cosma]
teaching place value in primary schools - ThirdSpaceLearning [via @Suchmo83 and @MrEFinch]
Syrian refugees in Germany: Angela Merkel's "We'll manage this" has proved right - Guardian
Star Wars elitism versus Star Trek democracy - Salon [David Brin]
this is so backwards: commuting is actively harmful, and workers will still get their lunches - Guardian
widespread flooding in Karachi after heavy rain - DW
"To be Lebanese is to be broken-hearted" - GQmiddleeast
meet Ant Group, the world's largest fintech company - Medium
high-rise lifts are a coronavirus nightmare - Wired
purposeful storytelling in primary mathematics - YouTube [via @Suchmo83]
the anatomy of a BIND zone file - arstTechnica
(something I had to deal with in my previous job)
Street Design Standards: Current and Withdrawn Practice - Urban Design Group [via @Graham_P_Smith]
street design and cycling: Copenhagen versus Amsterdam - YouTube [10min video]
adventures in archaic units: the US is about to lose one of its "feet" - NYT
2000 metres is 6561.68 international feet but only 6561.67 US survey feet
reading at seven and a half: long books - Oxford Blog
a large cohort study suggests cycling to work really will keep you alive - Lancet
"bicycle commuting was associated with a reduced rate of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, and cancer mortality, and incident cancer, compared with commuting by private motorised vehicle"
many of England's private schools have ditched 'drill and kill' - Guardian
The Poetry of the _Mahabharata_ - Erenow
the afterword to Carole Satyamurti's retelling
floods in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) - India Today
early European images of Australian animals - Latrobe Journal
Cook on Kangaroos: "it was of a light mouse Colour and the full size of a Grey Hound, and shaped in every respect like one, with a long tail, which it carried like a Grey hound"
the PRC spent its first 30 years with impoverished statistical tools - Aeon
is India's dwindling Parsi (Zoroastrian) community doomed by its opposition to conversion? - Guardian
curfew and lockdown leave Melbourne's streets deserted - Guardian

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Danny Yee