Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-1-2014: Octavian

You know, Monday sees me having my last appointment at the government sponsored Work Programme.

I’m in two minds about that.

On the one hand … ?   It means I don’t have the chore of heading to Basildon once a fortnight; along with the associated spending and paperwork.   Oh, and the associated drain on your tax money.   The Work Programme covers the cost of the bus fare.

On the other hand?   It means I don’t get the extra help in finding a job.

And, to be frank … ?   Waste of my time and your money that it was … ?   I actually liked the day out, such as it was.   It gave me something to look forward to.

Oh, well: we’ll have to see what happens as and when I’m back under the eyes of the Department of Work and Pensions … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi*† putting in her answers: and bagging eight out of ten.

So let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 16th January, 27BC, saw Octavian, the first Roman emperor, given the title that made him famous: and marked the start of the Roman Empire.   What was that title … ?
Q2) More to the point, what had he been called, after he was adopted by his uncle, Julius Cæsar?
Q3) Octavian was given the title by whom: the Roman Senate, the Roman  people or the Praetorian Guard … ?
Q4) His rule started what’s known, in Latin, as the Pax Romana: or Roman … what … ?
Q5) In our calendar, which month is named after Octavian … ?
Q6) Finally … on his deathbed, Octavian said that he “… found a Rome of bricks, and leave you one of …” what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th January, 2001, saw Wikipedia formally go online.   Name either of Wikipedia’s creators.
Q2) What’s the name of the charity that runs Wikipedia?
Q3) The ‘Wiki’ part of the name comes from the Hawaiian word that means ‘fast’.   What word does the other part of the name come from … ?
Q4) How many active language editions does Wikipedia say it has: 276, 376 or 476 … ?
A4) 276.   (There’s a total of 287, I should add.)
Q5) As of October, 2013, the Wikimedia Commons site hosted how many media files: 18 million, 19 million or 20 million?
Q6) What’s the name of China’s largest Wiki site … ?
A6) Hudong: which is a combined encyclopedia and social network.
Q7) One of the world’s other large Wikis — Sensei’s Library — is dedicated to which game … ?
A7) Go.
Q8) Wikipedia has what it calls ‘Pillars’, or fundamental principals.   How many does it have?
A8) Five.
Q9) Name one of those pillars.
Q10) Finally … what name is given to the pages where users can discuss any given Wikipedia article … ?
A10) Talk pages.
I’ll leave you with these words …
“Make haste slowly.”
Words attributed to Octavian.
And a song called Drunken Style … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Yeah, he cropped up as a minotaur in an old episode of Dr Who, as well, Debbi: I THINK one of Patrick Troughton’s, but don’t quote me … !   (Oh, sorry about the 8 points, by the way: there’s an explanation with them … !)

†        Oh, upgrading your systems, Debbi … ?   I’m curious, now … !


Debbi said...

This Mack is going Mac. Get it? :)

1. Pontifex Maximus
2. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus
3. the Roman Senate
4. peace
5. none
6. marble

Nik Nak said...

Good for you, Debbi!

Don’t forget, you’ll be able to download Migration Assistant to your old PC: doing the set up of your new Mac, that’ll help you to transfer your contacts, emails, And other files from the PC to the Mac.