The style of the article does remind me of the classic one weird kernel trick website.
2. Is Python doomed? Two arguments for the prosecution: Python 3 is killing Python (the mess that was the switch from Python 2 to Python 3 is a good example of why software engineering is so hard). Performance matters
3. So much for the Mediterranean Diet? Greece and Italy have highest childhood obesity rates in the OECD Portugal and Spain clock in a bit lower, but still well above Northern Europe (the tables are ordered by male obesity [which tend to be higher in developed countries]; when it comes to girls, Portugal does has a very high obesity rate [which is typical countries under development]).
4. On October 22, I’ll do a webcast on Penalized Regression in Python for O’Reilly.