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A WordCloud Take on Chris Huhne’s Sentencing

March 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm

We’ve all had a good laugh about the conviction and (today) sentencing of lying expense-fiddling speedpoints-fiddling holier-than-thou excuse for a human being Chris Huhne and his equally unpleasant ex-wife. There’s no need to rehash the story here. He’s going to be in prison for 8 months and then released to […]

Keep Your RedShirt On

February 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

The statistics website SignificanceMagazine is a good read. It applies mathematical analysis to diverse real life situations from Valentine’s Day spending,  skydiving and chill strength through to a paper on whether walnuts can help with jetlag. This month they have applied Bayes theorem to Star Trek with some interestingly geeky results: The idea of […]

It’s all becoming clear

November 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Today we remember the millions of men and women who have served, were injured or were killed in the service of The United Kingdom and it’s commonwealth. Over the last few days I have been thinking about the cuts to our armed forces and something has dawned on me.   Part […]

You can’t outrun a hellfire!

August 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

A bad bloke in a fast car (according to Saint Jeremy of Clarkson, all Auto Union Deutsche Industrie drivers are C**** anyway)very nearly out ran even the police helicopter according to an article here.  I think in future there should a standby Army Air Corps Apache (possibly with a naked […]

What A Way To Die…

July 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

This must be one of the most “interesting” ways to die. In an extraordinary case of jealousy, a Nigerian man – husband of six – was allegedly raped to death by his five spouses as he was paying too much attention to his sixth wife in east-central Benue state.  Uroko […]

Irony (Barclays Edition)

July 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm

BBC Question Time LiveChat 5th July 2012

July 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Question Time tonight comes from Derby. On the panel we have Conservative MP Louise Mensch, Energy and “climate change” Secretary Ed Davey MP, former postman and occasional home secretary Alan Johnson MP, Sunday Times and Independent columnist Dominic Lawson, and John Lydon, former lead singer of the Sex Pistols and […]

We’re All Going To Die! (But How?)

June 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

The Grim Reaper will come for us all but the New England Journal of Medicine has done an interesting article about the differences between how we might die today and how we are more likely to have pushed up the daisies in 1900. For Americans the average life expectancy in […]

Exploiting Lord Nelson

June 30, 2012 at 3:05 am

You may not know the name James Sharman. He was the man who carried the fatally wounded Admiral Nelson below deck during the Battle of Trafalgar.  The medal that he was awarded; a Naval General Service Medal, is back on the market four years after an last private sale where Yarmouth’s […]

The US And The Falklands Conflict

June 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

A remarkable story has emerged and has been missed in the British press. It’s long been the accepted wisdom that in 1982 the US would have been quite happy for the Falkland Islands issue to disappear – in favour of the Argies. Indeed after the invasion they publicly called for […]