Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 30-10-2013

It’s official.   It’s now — notionally — nose to the proverbial grindstone time.

Although the grindstone, this time, is the job-hunt that those of us in my shoe keep doing.

Something I can only keep banging away at.

Saying that … ?

Saying that, I’m keeping my eyes on the idea of self publishing.   Although some of the help offered by the Work Programme seems to be the equivalent of giving me a 10’ ladder, when I actually just need a step-stool!

Oh, well, needs must, and all that … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us she liked yesterday’s tune, ALSO bagged six 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) 30th October, 1981, saw Nicholas Reed — secretary of Britain’s pro-euthanasia group, Exit — jailed for two and a half years.   For aiding and abetting what … ?
Q2) 30th October, 1863, saw George 1st assume his throne, as King Of The Hellenes: effectively becoming king of where … ?
Q3) 30th October, 2005, saw the reconsecration of the Fraunkirche, in Dresden.   The church had been destroyed in which World War?
Q4) 30th October, 1991, saw a Middle East peace conference opened by George Bush.   In which European country?
Q5) Finally … 30th October saw the first patent granted, for a ball point pen.   In which year of the 1880s … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A2) 1969.
Q3) That network was funded by which US government department: the Department of Defense, Treasury or Education … ?
A3) The Department of Defense.
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?
A5) 32.
Q6) Finally … a website address is also known as a URL. URL is short for Uniform Resource … what … ?
A6) Locator.
I’ll leave you with this observation from the late Michæl Winner …
“An OBE is what you get if you clean the toilets well at King’s Cross station.”
Michæl Winner, 30 October 1935 – 21 January 2013.
And, as it’s Temptations member, Otis Williams jnr’s birthday, with this tune

Enjoy your day.

*        It did seem appropriate, Debbi. :)

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