Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 29-10-2013: ’Net AGAIN … !

Well, that’s it: the Saint Jude’s Day Storm is official heading for points, elsewhere.

Although not without having done some damage.

As you can see from the attached photo, one tree in Brentwood High Street — by the old ruins — went down.   As had quite a few others.

I know I noticed a few that had gone down on the way to Basildon, yesterday: including in Shenfield Common.

I kind of wish I’d got off the bus about then: the photos would’ve come out a touch better.

Across the country, people have lost power: and a few, sadly, have lost their lives.

I personally, can only offer my condolences to them.

Still … 

Brentwood, itself, doesn’t seem to have come off to badly.   For which one can only be thankful.

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw a welcomed back Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she felt sad about the death of the late Lou Reed, ALSO bagged five out of six.

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) 29th October saw the first computer to computer link-up over what was to become the Internet.   What was the name of the network linking those two computers.
Q2) In which year of the 1960s was this … ?
Q3) That network was funded by which US government department: the Department of Defense, Treasury or Education … ?
Q4) What — in web addresses — does HTTP stand for … ?
Q5) The system that provides many internet addresses — IPv4 — means internet addresses consist of a binary number that’s how many digits long: 32, 64 or 128 digits?
Q6) Finally … a website address is also known as a URL. URL is short for Uniform Resource … what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions ands answers …
Q1) 28th October, 1958, saw Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli elected as Pope.   What name did he use as Pope … ?
A1) John 23rd.
Q2) Who was Roncalli’s predecessor as pope … ?
A2) Pius 12th.
Q3) 28th October, 1886, saw President Grover Cleveland dedicate the Statue of Liberty: the Statue is in a harbour in which US city?
A3) New York.
Q4) 28th October, 1962, saw President Kennedy thank Soviet Russia for offering to remove missiles: from which island … ?
A4) Cuba.
Q5) 28th October, 1904, saw Panama establish diplomatic relations with which South American country … ?
A5) Uruguay.
Q6) Finally … 28th October, 1918, saw Czechoslovakia become independent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.   Name either of Czechoslovakia’s successor states … 
A6) The Czech Republic and Slovakia.
I’ll leave you with this though from J. G. Ballard …
“Twenty years ago no one could have imagined the effects the Internet would have: entire relationships flourish, friendships prosper…there’s a vast new intimacy and accidental poetry, not to mention the weirdest porn. The entire human experience seems to unveil itself like the surface of a new planet.”
J. G. Ballard.
And with this tune … 

Have a good day.

*      Very true, Debbi, very true.   (Did I ever tell you I bought Transformer, Debbi … ?   You couldn’t be a student in the 1980s, WITHOUT having a copy … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm! Nice tune, BTW.

1. Arpanet
2. 1969
3. Defense
4. Hypertext Transfer Protocol
5. 32
6. locator