Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 2-5-2013: Ye King James Bible

Bleugh … !

I have to admit, my eyeballs feel — at the moment — like they’re going to pop out of my head, with all the yawning I’m doing.

Yes: yesterday was Teaser Video Manufacture Day.   Which is fun … but does tend to take a while.

Doesn’t it ever … !

The upside — or good thing — is that the speed update BT installed yesterday, seems to be going well: at least at this time of the morning.

At ANY rate … ?   Let’s get moving on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with asking about a videoª, AND telling us she’s thinking of getting a Mac Mini, she also bagged six out of seven.

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

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

Q1) 2nd May, 1611, saw the first publication of the Authorized King James Bible.   Which year saw it’s 400th anniversary … ?
Q2) More to the point, it was authorized by James 1st of England: who was James the what, of Scotland … ?
Q3) The King James version was the third ‘official’ version of the Bible in English.   Which King commissioned the first … ?
Q4) The Kings James bible was translated into English from three different languages.   Name any one of them … 
Q5) Which of those languages was the New Testament translated from … ?
Q6) From 1666, copies of the King James Bible have excluded what: the Old Testament, the New Testament or the Apocrypha … ?
Q7) Who — in 1525 — translated and issued the first copy of the Bible in English … ?
Q8) And finally … James 1st was the first English king to belong to which dynasty … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st May is May Day.   In which year of the 1920s does the phrase May Day have its origins as a distress signal … ?
A1) 1923.
Q2) From which French phrase does the distress signal, May Day, come … ?
A2) Venez m'aider’.
Q3) More to the point, what does the phrase mean in English … ?
A3) Come, Help Me’.
Q4) The May Day signal is used by both maritime and aeronautical radio operators, usually on VHF frequencies.   What does VHF stand for … ?
A4) Very high frequency.
Q5) One can also use the Morse Code distress signal, SOS, as flashes of light or sound.   Those dots and dashes are short for what … ?
A5) Strictly speaking, nothing: but it’s commonly held to be variations of ‘Save Out Ship’.
Q6) One can indicate distress by flying one’s national flag upside down.   With flags like the UK’s or Japan’s, you have to fly them upside down, after putting what in them … ?
A6) A knot.
Q7) Finally … what colour of distress flare is usually used at sea … ?
A7) Red
I’ll leave you with this line from the frontispage of the King James Bible …
“THE HOLY BIBLE, Containing the Old Testament, AND THE NEW: Newly Translated out of the Original tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majesties special Commandment”
And with this rather experimental setting of the Book Of Genesis … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Good for you, Debbi, although I’d been eyeballing the iMac, meself: either model is built into the monitor it’s on, and either of which is a BIT bigger than the screen I’ve got.   Although I realise perfectly well it’s not in everyone’s price range.   Saying that … ?   Saying that, you’ll be able to take home a Mini, plug in the mouseº and keyboard and use it straight off.   As for moving files … ?   Easy, really, depending on how techy your feeling.   1) I think Apple stores still do it as part of the price: you take your desktop in to the Apple Store when you’re picking up your new Mac, and have a Genius transfer everything for you.   2) You’ve got a USB†‡ memory stick, yes … ?   Transfer all the documents to the stick, stick the stick into you new Mac, and copy them across to your documents folder.   Oh, and 3) if you’re REALLY confident, you can get hold of an ethernet or firewire cable —  whatever works best for your set up — and use Migration Assistant to transfer everything over: I believe — although I could be wrong — that Apple have modified the app so that it can read a PC’s hard drive and transfer stuff.

Once THAT’S done … ?   It’s down to you what you use to open them: you can get the Mac version of MS Office, which I believe is relatively expensive, compared to its PC version, or you can rely on TextEdit, the Mac equivalent of NotePad, OR you can go and get a copy of Apple’s own iWorks suite, which comes with a copy of Pages, Apple’s equivalent to Word: and capable as practically everything else of opening Word files.   (I know you’ve used Final Draft, as well, haven’t you … ?   It’s in the Mac App Store …)

†        There’s no optical drive on a Mini: burning them to disc wouldn’t help!

‡        Remember floppy discs, Debbi … ?   Well the USB memory stick is the modern day equivalent. Only a lot bigger.   I’ve got a mix of 4GB and 8GB ones.   My local Maplins has 64GB ones: those are roughly half the size of Bruce’s hard drive … !   Remember that bit in The Mask where he sees Cameron Diaz for the first time … ?   Yeah, that’s what my eyeballs did, when I saw that stick … … … !!

º        I love the one button  mouse: but handily, the modern mice Apple do can be set up for two button use, I know that’s going to be an issue for you, Debbi … 

ª        Almost forgot … !   Debbi, this is the video that the link I used goes to … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I remember that radio ham guy! You put up a video of him a while ago. I remember that well. :)

Check out my upcoming posts with my essays about going to California, way back when I was young and trying to figure out my life. :)

1. 2011
2. VI
3. Henry VIII
4. Hebrew
5. Greek
6. Apocrypha
7. William Tyndale
8. House of Stuart

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