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August 2020

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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Street Design Standards: Current and Withdrawn Practice - Urban Design Group [via @Graham_P_Smith]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
some thoughts on the widened cycle lanes on Magdalen Bridge - Oxford Blog [niche kerb-nerdery]
most people still think the Hiroshima bomb was necessary to end the war - BulletinAtomicScientists
"those who believe the bombings were necessary and effective at significantly shortening the war are more likely to harbor skepticism toward nuclear disarmament"
Trans-Himalayan language phylogenetics: history and current state - Sprachwissenschaft [PDF]
it "still appears to hold that no rice agricultural terminology can be confidently reconstructed for the Tibeto-Burman phylum"
a lovely old-school "Web 0.5" fan page for Ron Graham - UCSD
an obituary for mathematician Ron Graham - Guardian
how car parking works in Japan: podcast + summary - Reinventing Parking
does fairness conflict with efficiency in congestion pricing? - Transfers Magazine
"buying a child's way into Yale is today's equivalent of a nineteenth-century industrial tycoon buying an aristocratic title" - Boston Review
Of course 2 + 2 = 4 is cultural. That doesn't mean the sum could be anything else - MAA
(and it's 1 or 0 in ℤ₃ or ℤ₄)
cities worldwide fast-forward plans to shift commuters to cycling - WSJ
ventilation to avoid ventilation - Atlantic

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