Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-2-2014: Abe Lincoln

Hmmm … 

That’s … mildly annoying … 

You’ve possibly worked out I’ve been following the rebooted The Tomorrow People, haven’t you … ?

It’s rather fun, it has to be said.

Although the series has just introduced a new villain, only known as … THE FOUNDER: which is suitably pretentious.

Oh … The chap’s got an faux English accent … 

OK, I can understand why US tv shows do that: give baddies English accents.

But I always find it mildly irritating.

But let’s 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 Teaser, shall we?

Hear they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 27th February saw Abraham Lincoln make the speech that bagged him the US presidency.   In which year of the 1860s was this … ?
Q2) In which US city was this: Chicago, Seattle or New York … ?
Q3) When first elected, which US president was he: the 15th, 16th or 17th … ?
Q4) In which year was he elected President for the second time … ?
Q5) Which US party did Lincoln represent: Democrat or Republican … ?
Q6) In which year was his assassination … ?
Q7) In which Illinois town is Lincoln buried … ?
Q8) How many Oscar nominations did Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln received … ?
Q9) More to the point, who plays the President, in that film … ?
Q10) In which 2012 film is President Lincoln played by Benjamin Walker … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th February said Napoleon Bonaparte escape his prison: on which Mediterranean island?
A1) Elba.
Q2) In which year was this … ?
A2) 1815.
Q3) Napoleon was the emperor of whom … ?
A3) The French.   (Rather than of France.   In doing so, Bonaparte was trying to emphasize his introduction of a whole new political system: one different to the regime of the Kings of France.)
Q4) Who gave Napoleon that title: the French National Assembly, the French Senate or the then French president … ?
A4) The French Senate.
Q5) Napoleon was crowned as Emperor: in which French city?
A5) Paris: in Notre Dame, to be exact.
Q6) Napoleon introduced a body of civil law to his country, during his reign, called the Code civil des français.   How is it known in English … ?
A6) The Napoleonic Code.
Q7) Famously — and disastrously — Napoleon tried invading which East European empire, in 1812?
A7) The Empire of Russia.
Q8) At which battle was Napoleon finally defeated, and overthrown?
Q9) Which Anglo-Irish general led the British forces at that battle … ?
A9) Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.   (If you ever hear anyone in the UK talk about the Duke of Wellington, this is, usually, the chap they’re talking about.)
Q10) Finally … Napoleon spent the last years of his life, in prison, on which Atlantic island … ?
I’ll leave you with Decatur, which gives Mr Lincoln a mention … 

And this thought …
“What I do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions and policy of our fathers in any case, we should do so upon evidence so conclusive, and argument so clear, that even their great authority, fairly considered and weighed, cannot stand”
Abraham Lincoln.
Have a good day …

*        Oh, Debbi, you DO know you’ve a built in webcam, at the top of your machine … ?   It’s what Apple are currently calling a FaceTime camera: you can make free calls to people with camera equipped Macs and iOS devices.   You can Also record yourself.   Open up Quicktime X†: then click the File menu and click on New Movie Recording.   You’ll be able to record a video of yourself!

You can then use iMovie to edit it down.

†        It’s in Applications.


Debbi said...

I know. All this is covered in one-on-one sessions. I'm having a bit of trouble, due to the fact that my photos and iTunes didn't transfer over as well as they should have. I have some thoughts about why, which I'd be glad to discuss with you, if you'd like to.

1. 1860
2. New York
3. 16th
4. 1864
5. Republican
6. 1865
7. Springfield
8. 12 (counting the two awards)
9. Daniel Day-Lewis
10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

BTW, I also find it weird that bad guys always have English accents. What's up with that? :)

Nik Nak said...

Those are USUALLY pretty good, I’m told, the 121 training.

Of course you can discuss it: whether I’ll be much help, I don’t know: although I’ll try.

But there’s a question or two: when you say ‘didn’t transfer over as well as they should’, what exactly do you mean … ?

I’m ASSUMING you mean you’ve lost some photos in the transfer … ?

QUITE what could’ve happened there, I’m not too sure. The last time I transferred photos — from my old G4 to Bruce, the Mini I’ve currently got — I did the transfer myself. I put all the photos on to a couple of blank DVDs, and, when I set up Bruce, dragged them from the DVDs, into the iPhoto library.

The same with the few songs I had in my iTunes library: I lost one or two in the process: but nothing irreplaceable.

These days, it’s all a bit different. My iPhoto library is on my external hard drive: all I’d have to do to transfer them over is plug the drive into the new machine.

I haven’t yet: but I could ALSO do the same with my iTunes Library.

The few films and TV show episode I bought through iTunes are stored on Apples iCloud service: I can access them anywhere I choose.

From where I’m sitting, though … ?

I would have — in your shoes — transferred the lot to an external thumb drive, then copied them over onto my new machine.

THAT way, any that didn’t copy … ?

I could copy them, again and retry.

JUST so I know, though: what EXACTLY happened with your old machine … ?