Saturday, 15 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-4-2014: In Cars … !

Oy vey, but my copy of Safari’s taken its time, today … !

No, seriously … !

Normally I don’t mind when my aging version has issues: Safari’s Reading List makes up for the lack, much of the time.

But this morning’s slow … ?

Was definitely noticeable!

One of these day’s, though … ?    I’ll hopefully be able to update things.   I’ll be making do, until then … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with todays questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 15th March, 1906, saw Rolls-Royce Limited, incorporated.   Name either of the founders of Rolls-Royce Limited.
Q2) One of the first cars to be made by the company was the Rolls-Royce Silver … what … ?
Q3) In which year of the 1970s was the company nationalized … ?
Q4) The car division was spun off from the rest of the company: and named what … ?
Q5) That latter company is now owned by which German car company?
Q6) What’s the name of the most recently produced — from 2003 — Rolls Royce car?
Q7) Finally … what’s the name of the ornamental figure on the bonnet of Rolls Royce cars … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) According to Larry Shaw of the San Francisco Exploratorium, today is Pi Day: named in honour of the mathematical constant.   Pi itself, represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s what: diameter or radius … ?
A1) Diameter.
Q2) What IS Pi: to five decimal places … ?
A2) 3.14159.
Q3) The letter used to represent pi — π — is taken from which alphabet … ?
A3) The Greek alphabet.
Q4) It’s that alphabet’s equivalent to which letter in our latin alphabet … ?
A4) P.
Q5) The number pi can be approximated by different fractions: the lowest of these is 22 divided by … what … ?
A5) 7.
Q6) Pi is also described as what: rational or irrational … ?
A6) Irrational.   In other words, it can’t be represented as a simple fraction, like ⅔, ¾ or ⅝.
Q7) Pi shares that status with the square root of which even number … ?
A7) The square root of 2: usually shown as √2.
Q8) The capital letter pi — ∏ — is usually used to represent what, in economics: production, consumption or inflation … ?
A8) Inflation.
Q9) If you made a hobby of memorizing the digits of pi, you’d be practicing what … ?
Q10) Finally … which German born physicist was born on Pi Day, 1879 … ?
I’ll leave you with Gary Numan’s Cars … 

And this thought …
“If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.”
Robert Cringely.
Have a good day … !

*        I know, Debbi: there’s one or two — Law And Order: UK and Orphan Black — they don’t show over here!


Debbi said...

We're really enjoying Ripper Street! Very entertaining.

1. Charles Stewart Rolls & Frederick Henry Royce
2. Ghost
3. 1971
4. Rolls Royce Motors
5. BMW
6. the Phantom 4-door sedan
7. the Spirit of Ecstasy

Nik Nak said...

I have to confess, I couldn’t get into Ripper Street … !

And you DO know the BBC cancelled it … ?

It’s still going on, though: it’s — wouldn’t you know it!‽? — been bought out by Amazon … !