Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 26 June 2022 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

background on the new "moving traffic offences" powers local authorities outside London are getting - Commons Library
there are too many cars in central Amsterdam - Oxford Blog
Yes, I went to Amsterdam and took photos of crossings and counted cars at one of the Grachtengordel junctions!
is kilometre-scale climate modelling possible and how useful would it be? - Real Climate
"The sensitivity variations in the existing CMIP6 ensemble are both broader than the observational constraints and are mostly due to variations in cloud micro-physics which would still need to parameterized in k-scale models."
once people experience car-free cities, they love them - Wired
"No one I spoke to for this piece could name a recent sizable pedestrianization or traffic-reduction scheme that had been reversed once it had been given time to have an effect."
go parklets! - Guardian
very different futures for otters in Singapore and China - Mongabay
data deidentification is really difficult - Open Privacy Research [PDF]
a look at the 'Dutch-style' roundabout in Cambridge - PJA
most Australian homes are closer to tents than properly insulated buildings - Guardian
twenty-four book recommendations from around the world - Rest of World
"The perception of rhythm in language" - Cognition [read it carefully!]
forty million people in the US Southwest face life-threatening heat - Axios
does removing trees and bushes really reduce crime? - Architects Journal
artillery battles in eastern Ukraine - New Yorker
analysis of Switzerland's vote to put cycling in its constitution - Sustainable Transportation
Australia really needs to stop coal mining - ABC
even normally, Sydney gets nearly 2x as much rain as Oxford - Guardian
Oxford needs adequate pavements and space for cycling on Hythe Bridge St, so the traffic filter there needs to operate 24/7 and only exempt emergency vehicles - Oxford Blog
resistance to the Taliban in the Panjshir valley - India Today
rising temperatures may make Jacobabad (with the population of Oxford) unhabitable - Guardian
stop using disabled people as an excuse not to remove cars - Novara Media
vellum versus paper: the battle for longevity - Worcester Cathedral Library
Plymouth has an effective 20mph average speed camera - VisionZeroSouthwest - LAD BIBLE
it's grim in Sri Lanka - Reuters
the Russians have destroyed Ukraine's National Gene Bank of Plants - Odessa Journal
"more than 160 thousand varieties of plant seeds, and hybrids of agricultural crops worldwide"
the UK currently has a gas glut, high retail prices notwithstanding - Sky
even Ford has realised that cars rarely make sense in cities! - Ford
Melitopol under Russian occupation - New Yorker
Uyghur incarceration rates are 30x China's average - ABC
"Chinese authorities expanded the definition of extremism to include displays of religion such as growing a long beard or wearing a veil"
what came first, mitochondria or phagocytosis? - Quanta
the "Fulda Gap Effect" - overestimating Russia's military capabilities - CEPA
a new gamelan font - Kraton Jogja
a short video on Dutch Sustainable Safety - YouTube
York as a model for central Oxford? - Oxford Blog
Antisocial by Design - making entire cities antisocial to stop occasional antisocial behaviour - Guardian
does the extended British royal family have a purpose? - New Yorker
Tom Shippey on J.R.R. Tolkien - The Road to Middle-Earth + Author of the Century [my review]
why public consultations work so badly - Strong Towns
angry drivers run Britain - Daily Mash
"Labour is passionately committed to a cleaner, greener world. It's a controversial view, but we believe children shouldn't get crippling respiratory diseases, unless reducing traffic mildly inconveniences drivers doing their shopping."
Paris is leading the fight against noise pollution - Bloomberg

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