Friday, 25 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-4-20144: Martial Law

Blimey, interesting bit of news, there: especially if your something of a tech fan.

It seems people have been doing a bit of research: and found that the Amiga computer that famed artist, Andy Warhol had been given … had a few leftovers on it.

Well …

The computer, itself, didn’t.

The stack of floppies that had been found in a section of a specialist Warhol archive, did.

Personally … ?

Well, personally, I can’t help but think that’s a good piece of news: I think the basic procedures used to recover the images Warhol created on the system are going to come in handy to know.

After all, given the way the computer industry’s changed over the years, with many different operating coming and going … ?

We’re going to need to recover more stuff, I think.

At any rate … ?

Let’s get a move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Dan* leaving us a comment about this website: and Debbi† putting in her answers, scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 25th April, 1916, saw the UK declare Martial Law: in which country of the then UK … ?
Q2) This was during what’s known as the what Rising?
Q3) Much of the Rising took place in what’s now the capital city of an independent nation.   What’s that city called … ?
Q4) The Rising was led by which group … ?
Q5) Finally … when did the part of the UK we’re discussing, declare its independence: 1916, 1919 or 1922?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th April, 1184BC, is the traditional date of the fall of Troy: after a war between the Trojans, and whom … ?
A1) The Achaean Greeks.
Q2) More to the point, Troy fell after a siege of how many years: ten, fifteen or twenty … ?
A2) Ten.
Q3) Troy’s enemies fooled the Trojans, and entered the city, hidden in a wooden what … ?
A3) Horse.
Q4) What was the name of the famous Greek poem about the Trojan War … ?
Q5) Who exactly wrote that poem … ?
A5) Homer .
Q6) That poet wrote a follow-up: about whose adventures on his way home from the Trojan War … ?
A6) Odysseus.
Q7) That Greek hero was also known as Ulysses: Ulysses was also the name of a novel by which Irish author … ?
Q8) The Trojan War was started when Prince Paris of Troy, eloped with which Greek queen … ?
A8) Helen .
Q9) What’s the name of William Shakespeare’s play about the Trojan War … ?
A9) ‘Troilus and Cressida’.   (It’s his version of a work originally by Geoffrey Chaucer.)
Q10) Finally, who played Achilles in the 2004 film, Troy … ?
A10) Brad Pitt.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Believe that we too love freedom and desire it. To us it is more desirable than anything in the world. If you strike us down now, we shall rise again and renew the fight.”
Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the Rising.
And this tune.

Have a good day.

*        Oh, feel free to put in any answers, Dan: I always say that no-one’s answers are right or wrong … until the next day, when I hand out the score … 

†        Guards, Guards, you say, Debbi … ?   Utter CLASSIC!   Commander Vimes is possibly one of my favourite Pratchett characters.   (And whoever played Nobby in Hogfather?   Was a GENIUS piece of casting, they got it right!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm loving it!

1. Ireland
2. Easter
3. Dublin
4. the Irish Republican Brotherhood
5. 1919