Monday, December 2, 2013

Rob Ford: Serially Scandalous

The Economist has such a way with words.   In their article on How harmful is crack cocaine?, The Economist describes Rob Ford as "Toronto's serially scandalous major". Sigh. What a way for Toronto to be (in)famous.  The article includes a reference to a study* comparing the relative harm caused by different drugs.

So, Rob Ford hits both #1 and #3 on the list.  I love this photo from

One third of Torontonians still support this moron.  Wonder what drug they're consuming?

"Drug harms in the UK: a multi-criteria decision analysis", by David Nutt, Leslie King and Lawrence Phillips, on behalf of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. The Lancet.

The Pen Over the Sword??

Are we going to see drones delivering books instead of bombs?

Amazon has announced that they are investigating using drones to deliver goods to consumers.  In the future.  The distant future.

Is this a realistic goal? Or is it an attempt to reinforce Amazon's image of innovation - and deflect growing concern about their online retail power?

The above picture is from some BBC coverage of this announcement.