Monthly Archives: March 2013

Drug side effects are underreported

It’s old news that our medical system isn’t the most reliable truth-finding enterprise ever invented. Recently I stumbled over a concrete example that even surprised me.  I searched on google scholar for side effects of zopiclone, a supposedly safe, relatively … Continue reading

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Old books are boring

At the risk of sounding like a lowbrow philistine, I have to say that many so called ‘classics’, (mostly written in the 19th century and before) are pretty boring. I tried to read folks like Hugo, Balzac or Dickens, but … Continue reading

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Utility functions

Sometimes my outlook could be adequately captured by this little graphic:

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