Simon Willison’s Weblog

Friday, 1st May 2009

Quack Remedies Spread Faster *Because* They Don’t Work. “... because (a) most people eventually get better on their own (and then blame it on the treatment), but (b) people adopt treatments based primarily on what they see other people doing, rather than by looking at scientific evidence. Basically, the longer you stay sick, the more time other people have to imitate you.” # 4:26 pm

Right now, pypy compiled with JIT can run the whole CPython test suite without crashing, which means we’re done with obvious bugs and the only ones waiting for us are really horrible.

Maciej Fijalkowski # 3:04 pm

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