Danny Yee >> Pathologically Polymathic (blog)

January 2017

<< December 2016 |

The Empress of Weehawken [my review]
links in rhythm, melody, syntax, meaning, evolution - Music, Language, and the Brain [my review]
five days in Bali - WanderingDanny
Theresa May turned down an invitation to address the Irish parliament - OpenDemocracy
deranged by the lie, governed by fools and knaves - Guardian
introducing a four year old to Balinese music and Legong dance - OxfordBlog
blowback from Brexit: the UK is pulling out of Euratom - ResearchResearch
this could mean the end of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, or at least its drastic downsizing
Studio Ghibli's first television show - Guardian
on becoming British - OxfordBlog
Brexit is the perfect vehicle for the English cult of heroic failure - IrishTimes
Barbie typewriters have undocumented cryptographic capabilities - FutilityCloset - CryptoMuseum
is mammography screening harmful? - JRSM
Poland is going to reduce school time for physics, chemistry, biology and IT in order to fit in more patriotic history - FT
council tax is a terrible (regressive) way to fund social care, but good on Surrey for doing something - Guardian
the youngest children in a primary school year are 2x as likely to be ADHD-diagnosed as the oldest - SMH
an extended argument for a universal basic income - WEF
German business leaders unimpressed by UK stupidity over Brexit - BBC
"The UK has become the tipsy, tweedy uncle, who after too much Christmas sherry has tipped over into drunkenly abusive bore"
how Iceland has almost eliminated teen substance abuse - MosaicScience
an evisceration of May's nonsense about "Global Britain" - NYT
in the 1950s, the UK had a 'Plan G' for trade with Europe - Twitter
a nice graphical proof of the irrationality of sqrt(2) - DivisByZero
Australia's heatwave - I'll take Oxford's 4 degree days anytime! - Guardian
the Russians take a leaf out of Trump's book and decriminalize domestic violence - Bust
"schools are heading towards mass bankruptcy and the only government plan for solving it is optimism" - Guardian
Ireland and Brexit: "just spectators watching a car crash" - FT
in praise of Miyazaki's _Princess Mononoke_ - Tor
an interview with Richard Gombrich, on Buddhism and happiness - Oxford
a nice takedown of AI alarmism and "superintelligence" risks - IdleWords [vis Cosma]
the Dutch have the world's happiest children - Telegraph
"Dutch children are expected to be friendly and helpful towards their elders but not to automatically defer to them."
Christmas: giving the gift of death - Monbiot
purging the UK civil service of anyone not enthusiastic enough about Brexit - Guardian
I've never read or watched any John Berger - Prospect
project: to watch Ways of Seeing and Civilization with Helen
Germany encroaches on the Czech republic - StrangeMaps
things can only get better in 2017? - AntiPope

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