The Snow In The Summer or So-So

The Snow In The Summer or So-So

Mon 15 May 2006

Thoughts of the day

Armando Iannucci on the appreciation of classical music.

Ben Metcalfe offers an interesting take on the copyright laws. If you only offer 90% of a file for upload, can you be accused of offering the entire file?

From the department of "Blast, Why Didn't I Think Of This" - the numbers game from Des Chiffres et Des Lettres et Des Lynam as an exercise in knapsack problem solving. Indeed, the Crystal Maze game where the contestant had to find balls of the same weight as the crystal is an exercise along these lines.

A searchable database of editorial cartoons.

How to ... be a great best man.

Britain's university students are facing an uncertain future, as their lecturers are fighting a derisory pay offer. Teaching staff at universities have their pay negotiated nationally, and the government has offered 12% over four years. That's 2.8% per year, scarcely keeping pace with inflation. If the government is serious about awarding degrees to 50% of school-leavers - and there's a whole other can of worms here - the lecturers need to be rewarded appropriately for their work. Four years of standstill pay increases is not the way to do it.

posted 15 May 2006, 19.22 +0100


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