Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

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

Last update: 23 August 2019 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

"widespread personal vehicle ownership does not appear to be compatible with significant decarbonisation" - Parliament
if you can't imagine life without a car, try imagining life without a private jet - @transitrunner
the making of a Dutch brick street - Michigan Quarterly Review
why Greta Thunberg drives people crazy - Politics
horrible funding inequalities between Australian schools - ABC
Oxford has among the worst health inequality in the UK - New Statesman
only Saudi Arabia is worse than Australia for activity inequality - Stanford
some little details in Studio Ghibli's classic Kiki's Delivery Service (now 30 years old) - @TristanACooper
hemimastigotes are a separate branch on the eukaryotic tree - Quanta
publishing children's books from around the world, especially Iranian ones - Tiny Owl
2019 children's books in English translation - WorldKidLit
how the British switched to soft toilet paper - WellcomeCollection [via @j4]
letterlocking: how letters were protected before envelopes - AtlasObscura
python 3.8 will have a "walrus" assignment expression operator - Python
The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra - How To Fold It [my review]
imagining Chris Grayling in charge of the D-Day landing logistics... - Medium
large corporations need central planning, not internal "market competition" - Verso
a metafictional short story collection - Obabakoak [my review]
analysis by US Congressional Budget Office shows a minimum wage increase would be clearly beneficial - CommonDreams
Utrecht as a model cycling city - CityLab [video]
plans to put urban forests into Paris - CityLab
a classic murder mystery with a political-legal twist - An English Murder [my review]
The Lion King gets pride social dynamics all wrong - Natonal Geographic
how much time English primary schools spend on different subjects - MichaelT
an illustrated explanation of "tend and befriend" - WeeklyScribble - and for my experience
forget gyms or training programs: design cities for walking and cycling and public transport - Quartz
The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia - Many Ramayanas [my review]
transport activism is climate activism: the UK has to constrain flying and driving to meet carbon targets - FOE
some thoughts on the proof of the weak (ternary) Goldbach conjecture - StackExchange [via @Phaseit]
teaching the humanities in primary schools - Oxford Blog
isolation or integration? the realities of a post-Brexit UK-EU trade agreement - ECIPE
"We can choose different degrees of integration. Or isolation. What we still cannot have is the perfect relationship that only we would design and everyone else agree. We still await our political debate catching up with this reality."
Chinese "Silent Traveller" writer gets a blue plaque in Oxford - Guardian
the actual effects of no-deal tariffs on UK-EU27 trade - ExplainTrade
"only 18% of the EU's exports face the prospect of tariffs, compared to 51% of UK exports"
third-born children don't deserve adequate food or housing - Guardian
Jakarta is sinking towards disaster - ABC
improving Oxford's Botley Rd: my response for OLS - Oxfordshire Liveable Streets
Singapore abolishes student rankings in schools - CNR
serendipitous fun: Georgian script and random graphs - Oxford Blog
Lake Eyre in flood - ABC
Hong Kong protests against new extradition law continue - Guardian

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Danny Yee