Saturday, 15 December 2007

"It's the wrong scanner, Bruce!"

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Norfolk | Hospital's scanner goes walkabout

Someone at Philips sent the wrong scanner to the wrong Queen Elizabeth Hospital (I guess it's easy to mix up Kings Lynn and Adelaide). But anyway, the BBC report includes this:

"There's probably a shipping clerk sitting in an office very miserable," QEH spokesman Richard Humphries said.

Yes, but which Queen Elizabeth Hospital does he speak for?

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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Oooh! Struck by a blog meme!

GrrrrrlScientist struck me with first ever blog meme (woo-hoo!). I had to participate, but it took me a bit of time thanks to hardware problems and an influx of spawning cod. So. Here we go...

The Rules are as follows:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

  2. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.

  3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

  4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven Random or Weird Things About Me:

  1. I have a reputation for wearing t-shirts (and nothing over them) when it's cold, i.e. above freezing. The secret is to keep moving, folks.

  2. I haven't cut my hair for 15 years, and it's still barely shoulder-length.

  3. I use to bake bread in Danish.

  4. Some films I have never seen: Bambi, E.T., Gone With the Wind, Casablanca.

  5. There's a mistake in the first line of the introduction of the first paper I ever published. The moment I saw the reprint, I spotted it. Of course, I missed it in all of the drafts before then.

  6. I have two chairs for my computer. That way, when the Beast sits in one, I gently shift it to one side and sit in the other.

  7. I'm intrigued by the idea that internet memes are SIR epidemics.

Seven Random Bloggers whom I read;

  1. Hermagoras at Paralepsis

  2. Andrew Gelman (or one of his minions) Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

  3. John Wilkins and his ridiculously funny Evolving Thoughts

  4. The Highly Allochronic Chris

  5. Martin på Aardvarchaeology

  6. Kristine the Amused Muse, and witch.

  7. S.A. Smith, the ERV (and modern artist)

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Monday, 10 December 2007

BBC report filtered out

Hmmm. If you're reading this, your globus pallidus is being underused.
Actually, it's somehow comforting that there is a part of the brain dedicated to ignoring things. And another dedicated to deciding what's irrelevant. But somehow Henry always seems to slip past that one. Read more!