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Are top quartile teachers radically better than their colleagues?

Bill Gates claimed in his TED talk Mosquitos, malaria and education: A top quartile teacher will increase the performance of their class -- based on test scores -- by over 10 percent in a single ...
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Has any programmer ever been paid per line of code?

There have been some claims that some software developers were paid per line of code written: Bill Gates was paid per line of code I heard that Microsoft has a tradition of needlessly long and ...
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Did Bill Gates tamper with his school's computer system?

There is a story around that Bill Gates tampered with his school's (or college's) scheduling system to get in class with all the 'hot' girls. Did this in fact happen? References I've found: 10 ...
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Did Bill Gates say 640k ought to be enough for everyone?

This is a quite famous quote: 640k ought to be enough for anybody. Did Bill Gates say this?