Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Links

  • The above is "Eroom's Law" (named by taking Moore backwards).  It's the number of new drugs  introduced to the market per $billion (inflation adjusted) in research and development spending.  Clearly progress in pharmaceuticals is slowing down - the low-hanging fruit are used up and it's getting harder and harder to find safe and useful medicines.  
  • Trophy fish aren't what they used to be.
  • This is interesting and encouraging: 38% of new homes in 2012 had a heat pump as a the primary heat source.  I didn't realize heat pumps had gone so mainstream.
  • A slow living summit in Vermont.
  • Graffiti in national parks.  It may seem like a small thing, but there is something particularly discouraging about this particular desecration.  Ah well, I suppose soon enough there will be drones everywhere to catch this sort of malfeasor.

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