1. Goodhart’s law
Today’s XKCD refers to Goodhart’s law and the linked post contains few good links from Terrence Tao discussing the law in detail.
2. New Drugs Stir Debate on Rules of Clinical Trials
This post brings back my thoughts when I learned about experimental design for new drugs. I found it a bit insane as there is a possibility that the people in control group are losing out the chance to live for no reason at all. Of course, there are multiple arguments for this design, but I do feel that some alternate mechanism has to be designed.
3. Just Manic Enough: Seeking Perfect Entrepreneurs
Even though, the topic of the post was nothing novel, I really like the perspective from which the topic is approached.
4. Blown-Out BP Well Is Sealed for Good
True to the media nature – the good news that the BP well was fully sealed never got much coverage 🙂
5. Ellison announces ‘one big, honkin’ cloud’
This is probably the biggest announcement of last week. I am not sure how many companies will want the raw power that Exalogic Elastic Cloud provides but I have to agree it is too appealing just to own that kind of power 🙂 Oracle has been doing some strange things recently – their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel being the latest – lets see how this new initiative goes with the industry.