February 5th, 2008

Demon

What's your drug of choice?

Here's a poll based on the Horizon programme that the BBC are showing tonight. The poll is about the number of deaths directly attributable to using that drug, per number of users.

Poll #1133472 What are the biggest killers?

Per number of users which three are the biggest killers in the UK?

Alcohol
4(13.3%)
Amphetamine
0(0.0%)
Benzodiazepines (valium etc)
0(0.0%)
Cannabis
0(0.0%)
Cocaine
0(0.0%)
Ecstasy
0(0.0%)
Heroin
0(0.0%)
Ketamine
0(0.0%)
Solvents
0(0.0%)
Street methadone (as opposed to legal methadone)
0(0.0%)
Tobacco
1(3.3%)


I've left out khat, alkyl nitrites, anabolic steroids, LSD and methylphenidate which have no recorded deaths and GHB, barbiturates and buprenorphines for which there isn't a record of the number of users.
Metahlulhu

My first rejection slip

I submitted one of my stories, one about some misfiring technology, from our creative writing class to a magazine. Here's what they said:

"Here's a funny thing yes we liked your contribution very much. Good idea, succinctly told and all in a page. Everything myself and B___ like and really ideal in terms of simplicity too ... It really is good and simple story which, as I know from writing them and reading an awful lot of other people's at the moment, is a tricky thing to pull off."

The "but" is a technicality on the content. That said, I'm rather chuffed.