The BBC pay for people to support it on the Internet? Why would they do that? The only people they have to convince that they are doing a good job are government ministers who set the licence fee amount.
The main thrust of teaching kids maths at an early age should be that the things in it are intuitive. Adding 2 and 2 together to make 4 is intuitive. Having 10 carrots and taking away 6 of them to leave 4 carrots is intuitive.
Obviously children will vary in the speed at which they pick these things up but they are so straightforward as to be self-evident eventually, when the little switch clicks and they realise that the abstract numbers have an application to real world things.
This test is not intuitive. It seeks to use clumsy language to describe things ("number sentence"?!?) and it makes people who can think intuitively about maths struggle because they can't apply their understanding of normal language to ascertain what the questions are about. It's as if maths is some special clever thing which can only be described using special language. It serves the companies making these materials nicely because it makes what they're producing seem somehow more impressive/technical than it is.
You assume most of them can drive properly. But very good well done.
Which far left causes has the New York Times supported? You cannot name any I bet.
You can't have a variable time limit for patents based on when it might become obsolete because you can't predict the future that accurately. That would be a silly idea.
People who hate the idea of IP are living on a different planet.
This is force-of-nature trolling. No one, and I mean no one, can compete with this. Breathtakingly good.
Ah, wishing for mod points now...
Just such a shame they asked people to obey "traffic sings" at the very end. Although they may have been talking about the engine note...
That is called "subtlety".
You are the funniest troll seen today. You win the internet, albeit briefly.
Scientists have confirmed the release of the first immortal story on Slashdot. "The HeLa genome is so amazing," said one editor. "We just can't get enough of it."
Or they'll end up (eventually) with an OS like Apple's.
Let the Bitching.......
No bitching here. He's one of the finest actors on British television.
Congratulations on totally missing the point I made. You are arguing along totally different lines to me as a result.
The team who worked for 6 months would have been working hard.
I think you are misreading the "hard work trumps everything" to mean "hard work means not having to have skill or talent" which is of course untrue.
However people real skill and talent who make a success of themselves tend to work very hard as well.
Great examples are the famous mathematicians down the centuries. They had to work hard and without it they would not have released their talent as much as they might have.
Hard work certainly helps those with talent develop their skills in their field.