Archive for August, 2011

The Use and Abuse of Risk Ratios

August 23, 2011

If you ever see a newspaper headline claiming that Activity X increases the chances of Bad Thing happenning to you by 50% (or whatever), chances are it is based on risk (or incident rate) ratios. (more…)

An Email From My MP

August 20, 2011

This is just a short post to say that I have received a response from Jim Dowd, my MP, regarding the email sent to David Cameron regarding his comments about the riots. (more…)

Calling The Prime Minister On His Riot Claims

August 15, 2011

I haven’t said much about the riots here, mainly because I thought I would just be commenting on other people’s comments and not really adding anything. However, David Cameron’s reported comments really got my goat so I emailed him the following: (more…)

Bio-Synergy Complaint Take 2

August 9, 2011

The Uneditted Version

The Original Version of the Ad

I received a reply to my complaint re the Bio-Synergy Skinny Mousse web advert. It would appear that somebody has set the Ministry of Truth onto the offending ad: (more…)

Nailing Jelly To The Wall

August 4, 2011

I have had a response to my most recent email to Tesco regarding the claims made for Bio-Synergy’s skinny mousse. Trying to discuss this with Customer Services is about as successful as trying to nail jelly to the wall. (more…)