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#1 Quote of the Day

Unread post by Cruncher Pete » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:20 am

Dec 20
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Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

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#2 Re: Quote of the Day

Unread post by davidBAM » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:58 am

Indeed. :-)

I remember having an argument with someone about attainment levels in Education. They completely refused to accept my throwaway assertion that 50% of pupils were below average.

Their argument wasn't even sophisticated enough to prove me wrong based on the pupils who were precisely ON average.
I think this is fool-proof but could you just try it for me please? • There are 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don’t

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#3 Re: Quote of the Day

Unread post by Cruncher Pete » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:11 am

You brought me back memories. As regards achievement my Mother told me that there are always 3 possibilities. You either pass, fail or it does not matter as long as you don't give up. You are not better if you passed by just 51% or the guy who passed 100%, you both passed. By increasing my average to say 75% will not make any difference for I have already passed.
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#4 Re: Quote of the Day

Unread post by Cruncher Pete » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:16 am

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
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Unread post by Alez » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:18 am

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Unread post by Cruncher Pete » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:11 am

There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.
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Unread post by Alez » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 am

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank. - Winston Churchill. ( even today the 'senior' services still have a problem with this :D )

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Unread post by Cruncher Pete » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:09 pm

Santa Claus has the right idea - visit people only once a year.
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#9 Re: Quote of the Day

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:31 am

davidBAM wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:58 am
I remember having an argument with someone about attainment levels in Education. They completely refused to accept my throwaway assertion that 50% of pupils were below average.
By definition you are right -and the opposite is true also : 50% of pupils will be above average.
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Unread post by davidBAM » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:03 pm

Dirk Broer wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:31 am
By definition you are right -and the opposite is true also : 50% of pupils will be above average.
Precisely :D

I think the individual concerned was probably confusing an average with an exam pass-mark :roll:
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Unread post by davidBAM » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:03 pm

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Unread post by davidBAM » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:17 pm

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured -- Mark Twain

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#13 Re: Quote of the Day

Unread post by davidBAM » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:20 am

There are 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don’t

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#14 Re: Quote of the Day

Unread post by Alez » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:24 am

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”

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