Pseudo Random News and Comment

Continuing Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis – For Whom and for How Long? (pdf)  The risks of bisphosphonates are likely understated since, as this points out, non-compliance is rather high. Are long-term bisphosphonate users a reality? Dose years for current bisphosphonate users assessed using the danish national prescription database.

Case report: Multidrug-resistant cytomegalovirus in a modified multivisceral transplant recipient.  Couldn’t find the full text anywhere so there’s no link. Given the prevalence of prophylactic anti-viral treatment in transplant this had to happen sooner or later. Not many options once these strains become common. Vaccines for most of the successful herpes family are still MIA.

More evidence of China’s slowdown   …and it must be true because even the people demanding more fudge in the numbers are acting on it – China Cuts Bank Reserve Ratio

Nobody Seems to Understand What Jeff Bezos is Doing. Does He?  I hope so. I’d hate to go back to the old days.

Is Your CEO A Psychopath?  Could be, or could simply be paid to act that way…or both. I’m not sure it’s a material difference.

Solar-panel-like retinal prosthesis could better restore sight to blind  Cool, but can you charge your phone with it too?

I don’t agree with some of the conclusions, as usual, but a nice analysis of the college loan situation. Colleges as Merchants of Debt

What a shock! Government information about individuals for sale? Trade in sensitive personal data uncovered by secret investigation

But you commoners better watch your step. Twitter users given legal warning in Britain

Tax Collection Violence in Italy: Mail Bombs in Rome, Police Clashes in Naples, Molotov Cocktails in Livorno  Some people apparently don’t like extortion.

Imagining the Future Invokes Your Memory  This provides a good explanation why forecasting is most often merely extrapolating the past.

Eternal Sunshine Drug Makes a Rat Forget Bad Things [Video]  I have serious philosophical issues with these drugs. Evolution has created systems to make bad memories hang around to reduce the odds of repeating them. What do you suppose the consequences of eliminating that would be? A clear conscience I suppose.

Republican Delegates Can Ignore Any “Committment” to Vote for Mitt Romney, and Can Instead Vote for Ron Paul If They Want  If they can do whatever they want, why bother with the primaries? It would save so much money and time to just skip it.

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