Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 24-10-2013: The Wall Street Crash

BLAST, I was looking forward to that … !

Still, them’s the breaks.

Just so you know, I have to admit to a certain amount excitement about the release of OS X Mavericks.

To the point that I still wouldn’t say no to downloading it, despite the sheer size of the thing.

And the fact that, having checked the tech pages, it seems I’d not be able to install it on my Mini, as I’d thought.

Still … 

I have to admit, though: the fact Apple are handing it out — via the Mac App Store — for free … ?

Does bring the idea of a free of charge desktop OS — something Linux users are comfortable with — to the fore.

And tells me that the ‘30% of the take’ model that Apple use on their App store is making them quite a bit of cash!

I’ll leave you to think that over, shall, and get moving on … 


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of six.

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

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

Q1) 24th October, 1929, was Black Thursday: the start of the Wall Street Crash.   Wall Street is which US city’s financial district?
Q2) Roughly how far did the Wall Street markets fall, that day: nine, ten or eleven percent?
Q3) Up until this date, the 1920s had been known as what: the Raging, Roaring or Rocking Twenties?
Q4) Was name is usually given to the depression the Crash led to … ?
Q5) Finally … the effect of the Crash on which European country, is held to be a big factor in the start of World War Two?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd October saw Apple introduce the original iPod: in which year … ?
A1) 2001.
Q2) How did you connect one of the original iPods to a computer: USB, FireWire or SCSI connection … ?
A2) FireWire.
Q3) What’s the smallest model of iPod: the Shuffle, Mini or Nano … ?
A3) The iPod Shuffle.
Q4) The iPod Touch — like the iPhone and iPad — all use what, as their operating system … ?
A4) iOS.   The current version is iOS 7.0.3
Q5) The iPod Classic is controlled using not a touch screen … but what … ?
A5) A click wheel.
Q6) Finally … music files on the iPod are usually in the .aac format: which stands for advanced audio … what … ?
A6) Coding.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In the autumn of 1929 the mightiest of Americans were, for a brief time, revealed as human beings.”
From Chapter 1 of The Great Crash, 1929 by J. K. Galbraith.
And this documentary about the Crash … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, Debbi: looks like Mavericks equipped Macs, are shipping, today: at least, going by the UK Apple store.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the info, Paul!

1. New York
2. 11%
3. Roaring Twenties
4. The Great Depression
5. Germany