Well done El Reg
More articles like this please.
You're often very good at clear explanations of technical stuff - and often do so for science. But I can't recall you getting into public policy and stats much. Tim Worstall used to do it a bit sometimes.
Also, to anyone who enjoyed this, I heatily recommend Radio 4's More or Less. Which is both excellent, and available as a podcast. It manages to do stats and keep it interesting by varying the subject a lot. So sometimes talking about pure maths problems, sometimes getting into public policy debates, and sometimes just being silly.