Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-08-2012

You know, I REALLY could do with an updated Mac Mini, I really could!

The onboard copy of Safari 6.x that ships with OS X 10•8•x can’t help but be an improvement on version 5!

After all, I’m on to my second cuppa of the morning, and slowly getting into gear.

Unfortunately … 

It’s taken a while for Bruce to crowbar Safari 5 into action!

Speed the day I win the lottery … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with telling us she’s visited Pike Place Market, on her trips to see her sister*, ALSO bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 18th August, 1634, saw Father Urbain Grandier burnt at the stake for sorcery: who him in the 1971 film, The Devils … ?
Q2) More to the point, who played Sister Jeanne in that film … ?
Q3) 18th August, 1971, saw which two Commonwealth countries withdraw troops from the Vietnam War … ?
Q4) 18th August, 1989, saw Manchester United sold to tycoon, Michæl Knighton: what’s the name of its home ground … ?
Q5) 18th August, 1969, was the last day of the Woodstock Festival: who, reportedly, declined to close the festival with a rendition of Happy Trails … ?
Q6) And finally … 18th August, 1877, saw the discovery of the Martian moon, Phobos: what’s the name of the other Martian moon … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th August, 1944, saw the birth of software magnate, Larry Ellison: which software company was he the co-founder and CEO of … ?
A1) Oracle.
Q2) More to the point, which well known piece of open source software had that company been associated with … ?
A2) MySQL.   And — briefly —
Q3) 17th August, 1960, saw which country gain independence from France … ?
A3) Gabon.
Q4) 17th August, 1959, saw the release of Kind Of Blue, considered to be the best selling Jazz album of all time.   Who recorded it?
A4) Miles Davies.
Q5) 17th August, 1987, saw Rudolf Hess found dead in his prison cell: in which prison was he being held … ?
A5) Spandau.
Q6) And finally … 17th August, 1907, saw the opening of Pike Place Market: in which US city is Pike Place Market … ?
A6) Seattle.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with this collaboration between Everlast and Carlos Santana.

And this quote from Brian Aldiss …
“When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of Hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them. They show us the state of our decay.”
Brian Aldiss, born 18 August 1925.
And I have to confess … 

I’m looking forward to this … 

*        Oh, could you tell Nancy and her family I said Hello, next time you and Rick are there, Debbi … ?   Thanks … !


Anonymous said...

small correction: the michael knighton sale never happened, he was never able to raise the money. it did go through to an advance stage but the sale didn't go through. it doesn't affect the question

Nik Nak said...

Grub, have you got a reference for that … ?

I know I’d appreciate seeing it, as would Wikipedia

Anonymous said...

Nik Nak said...

Cheers …

Debbi said...

Will do, Paul! :) I'll even mention it next time I talk to her.

1. Oliver Reed
2. Vanessa Redgrave
3. Australia and New Zealand
4. Old Trafford
5. Roy Rogers
6. Deimos