Friday, 26 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-9-2014

Hmmm … 

Has anyone out there got an Apple TV … ?

You know, the little set-top box Apple make?   You plug the thing into your TV, and it let’s you stream content from your computer: or from the ’Net, or an iOS device.

I’ve got one of the 3rd generation ones: or Revision A 3rd generation ones, and found it very handy.   If you’re out of a job, a good range of something to watch comes in handy.

Mine is working acceptable well.

But, for some reason … ?

Is refusing to download and install the most recent update.

That’s … not frustrating: as the things working well, as it stands.

But it’s mildy annoying.

And leaves me wondering whether it’s something to do with Apple’s other recent troubles.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine 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) 26th September, 1933, saw Machine Gun Kelly surrender to the FBI.   What did he shout?
Q2) 26th September, 1969, saw the debut of The Brady Bunch: name any one of the shows main characters.
Q3) 26th September, 2000, saw the sinking of the MS Express Samina.   What — in shipping terms — does MS stand for?
Q4) 26th September, 1789, saw Thomas Jefferson named as the first US Secretary of State.   What’s the UK’s equivalent to the US Secretary of State?
Q5) Finally … 26th September, 1907, saw New Zealand and Newfoundland named as dominions, within the British Empire.   Being named as dominions meant they became what: autonomous or independent?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th September, 1789, saw the US government pass the first 12 amendments to the Constitution; how many of these make up what’s known as the Bill of Rights?
A1) The first 10.
Q2) The US Constitution opens with the line, “We, The People …”: of where … ?
A2) The United States: obviously … !
Q3) ‘Article the First’ of the amendments was never formally ratified and was supposed to guarantee one representative for, at most, how many people: thirty thousand, forty thousand or fifty thousand … ?
Q4) Another of those twelve amendments was the one that forbade congressional pay raises until the start of the next term of office  That eventually became which amendment: the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth or twenty-seventh … ?
A4) The twenty-seventh: it finally got ratified in 1992.
Q5) The First Amendment forbade the USA from adopting what: a state military, state religion or US navy … ?
A5) A state religion, or church.   (Despite this, the US has a reputation for being one of the more devout on the planet.)
Q6) The 3rd Amendment to the Constitution guarantees protection from what … ?
A6) Quartering: having troops foisted on you.
Q7) Which amendment guarantees the right to a trial by jury: the fifth, sixth or seventh … ?
A7) The Seventh.
Q8) Many US citizens tell you they have a right bear arms: which Amendment guarantees this … ?
A8) The Second.
Q9) Which Amendment guarantees freedom of speech in the US … ?
A9) The First: the same that bans a state religion.
Q10) Finally … Which of the Amendments means a US citizen can’t incriminate himself: the Third, Fourth or Fifth … ?
A10) The Fifth.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If there’s anything about longevity in television, it’s about knowing what to take and what to turn down, and what to stop.”
Anne Robinson, born, 26th September, 1944.
And this tune … 

Oh, and a preview clip from tomorrow’s Dr Who … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Freedom of speech is alway important, isn’t it, Debbi?   And talking of gun control … ?   Did you know the FBI’s done a study of mass shooting, in the US?   Apparently, they’re on the up.   (I saw the report on the BBC’s Teletext service: but the Huffington Post has something, too.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Not surprising, I'm afraid. *sigh*

1. "Don't shoot, G-men! Don't shoot, G-men!"
2. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! :)
3. motor ship
4. the Foreign Secretary
5. autonomous