Blog Review 471


And he's back! The NHS Blog Doctor that is, and with a very scary quote from a Professor of Paediatrics:

You know, if I were suddenly taken ill, I would be terrified to be admitted to a British NHS Hospital.

As ever, Douglas Adams has an explanation for why the system is the way it is:

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."

It's at least possible that the numbers on the amount of tropical forest being cut down are wrong. At the very best the statistics seem very confused.

Geothermal energy seems like something for nothing. But as a mining engineer points out, that's something you only get very rarely. 

There are payday loans and Payday loans, but the logic is the same in each case. 

The WalMart model really was different, right from the very beginning. It started with logistics. 

And finally , time travel with the aid of your wi-fi router. Really, no, it's possible.