Pharmaceutical companies and Nigerians seem be doing really well these days, judging by the myriad links to product catalogs and pleas for help left in Miss Loi’s comments box daily.
Oh but Miss Loi is never worthy of such elegant products and neither is she capable of million-dollar transactions. So up goes filters such as *Akismet to save her the shame of having to personally reject such sincere offers.
*This is why sometimes your comments may take a while to appear.
Some high-end blogs and websites though, may not be so forgiving to these well-meaning folks and allow only those of a minimum mathematical standard to interact with them.
Take the great Uncle Sha for instance:
This program has been such a success that a reader left this comment:
thanks sha. i like to visit your site also, because everytime i want to leave a comment, i have to do a maths sum, so your blog also helps me to practise and maintain my maths standard.
Brilliant indeed, denying the Nigerians and maintaining readers’ maths standards simultaneously.
But no biggie for Miss Loi really. In fact she feels extremely honoured to have passed his litmus test time and time again and be granted the privilege to comment there. The same cannot be said for the poor African bot scripts and babies who can’t count though.
But 一山还比一山高, now look at gorgeous Felix Ker’s tagboard:
As a sign of the meritocratic times that we live in, one needs to have knowledge of powers and indices before (s)he is permitted to write on this board. Felix probably did his homework and concluded that powers and indices are not part of Nigeria’s school math syllabus.
But as a math tutor, surely this can’t possibly pose a stumbling block for Miss Loi? *quickly hides calculator*
Apparently, in order to sign up as a member to this Croatian website, you’ll need to solve a ‘qualifying question’ like this ‘just to prove you are a human‘:
Wow. Miss Loi can claim to know plenty of bona fide humans who can’t solve polynomial questions. Or is this meant for cyborgs only?
NOT implying that Miss Loi doesn’t know the answer to this question, but it was pretty late in the night so she decided to reload the page to get another question (preferably a simpler one):
and again …
After running through a quick hypothesis test which concluded that:
- Croatians are human.
- We’re not.
… Miss Loi quickly shut down her computer, jumped into bed, drawn the blanket over her head and began dreaming of Croatian kindergarten kids solving the above questions.