Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-2-2014

Well, that’s my new toy set up … !

You’ve probably realised, by now, that I’ve managed to treat myself to an Apple TV: the little TV set-top box Apple produce, that let’s me stream stuff from my computer, to my TV set.

And I must admit, that — typical of Apple — that was rather easy.

In addition, I’ve also found out something else.   I can stream stuff from my iPod Touch.   Granted, it’s not the complete Airplay effect I’d get with one running iOS 7: but it’s good enough for me!

It’s ALSO got a very familiar interface: if I’ve understood things correctly, the Apple TV runs a version of iOS: complete with a version of Front Row, which my aging Mac mini comes with.

The one … uh … drawback … or potential drawback, at any rate, is that the thing makes full use of the sound system I’ve got hooked up to the TV.

To the point where I had to do some serious volume adjusting … !

Ahem … !


At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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) 20th February, 1986, saw the USSR launch the Mir Space Station.   What does ‘Mir’ mean in English … ?
Q2) 20th February, 1958, saw the UK Government announce it was closing one of the oldest naval dockyards in the UK: which docks … ?
Q3) 20th February, 1998, saw Tara Lipinski become the youngest winner of a gold medal, at the Nagano Winter Olympics.   In which sport did she win that medal … ?
Q4) Talking of medals, 20th February, 1978, saw the awarding of the last ever Order Of Victory.   Who received that medal … ?
Q5) Finally … 20th February, 1993, saw two 10-year-olds charged with the murder of two year old James Bulger, in Liverpool.   Which film was claimed to have influenced the killers?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th February, 1906, saw the Kellogg’s company founded: as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.   In which US state is Battle Creek: Michigan, Maryland or Missouri?
A1) Michigan.
Q2) The company was famously founded by W. K. Kellogg: what did the W stand for … ?
A2) Will.
Q3) More to the point, what did the K stand for … ?
A3) Keith.
Q4) Cornflakes — the Kellogg’s Company’s first product — are made from  corn: also known as which ‘m’ … ?
A4) Maize.
Q5) Many of those cornflakes are made in the Kellogg’s factory in Trafford Park.   In which English city IS Trafford Park … ?
Q6) Kellogg’s Frosties — or Frosted Flakes, in the US and Canada — are cornflakes coated in what?
A6) Sugar.
Q7) More to the point, which cartoon animal’s on that box of Frosties?
Q8) Kellogg’s Rice Krispies — or Rice Bubbles, if we’re Down Under — famously go ‘Snap! Crackle!’ … and what … ?
A8) Pop!
Q9) Which of Kellogg’s cereals challenges you to lose six pounds in two weeks … ?
A9) Special K.
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the rooster on boxes of Kellogg’s Cornflakes … ?
A10) Cornelius.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“If you are anxious about death, then you don’t have a sense of the oneness of things—you feel that after death, you will be no more.”
Sydney Poitier, born February 20, 1927
Have a good day.

*        Oh, Debbi, did I tell you I’ve got an Apple TV … ?   It’s working nice and well with my Mac, but as you’re running a newer version of the OS … ?   You’ll probably find it HANDY … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Apple TV, huh? Interesting.

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