Friday, 17 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-10-2014

Hmm … 

Well, that’s an upside, for now.

I’ve managed to come up with a work around for my second hand Mac Pro problem.

At the mo … ?   Simply making sure the cable that connects it is unplugged when I switch it on.

This seems to keep the monitor’s habit of showing it’s OSD menu to a minimum, even if it doesn’t eliminate it completely.

Hopefully … ?   Hopefully, this will last until Christmas: my family’s offered to get hold of the relevant type of video card for me.

Now … 

Does anyone have £399.   It’s very low spec, but Apple have just lowered the price on the new version of their upgraded Mac Mini … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 17th October, 1979, saw a famous nun awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.   Which nun: Sister Wendy Beckett, Sister Helen Prejean or Mother Teresa  of Calcutta?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the order that nun belonged to?
Q3) One year later, 17th October, 1980, saw Queen Elizabeth 2nd make a state visit to Vatican City.   Vatican City is in in which Italian city?
Q4) 17th October, 1914, saw the birth of comic book illustrator, Jerry Siegel.   Which superhero is he credited with co-creating: Batman, Superman or Wonderwoman?
Q5) 17th October, 2013, saw the death of Giant George: at one point, the world’s largest dog.   What breed of dog was he?
Q6) Finally … 17th October, 1966, saw the birth of writer and actor, Mark Gatiss.   With which comedy team did he come to prominence?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th October, 1384, saw Jagwiga crowned as king of which European country?
A1) Połand.   (Jagwiga was a woman, I shoułd add: and great-grand-daughter of Władisław the Elbow High.   Funny family … )
Q2) 16th October, 1934, saw the start of the four-day Long March.   In which country … ?
A2) China.
Q3) Thirty years later, 16th October, 1964, saw China test its first what: nuclear generator, nuclear bomb or computer?
A3) Nuclear bomb.
Q4) 16th October, 1987, saw southern Britain cleaning up: after some of the worst storms in UK history.   Which weatherman famously said the storm was going to miss the UK?
A4) Michæl Fish: who’s never lived it down …
Q5) Finally … 16th October, 959, saw the birth of singer-songwriter — and Spandau Ballet guitarist — Gary Kemp.   What’s the name of the documentary Spandau Ballet have recently released?
A5) Soul Boys Of The Western.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“I come without five lire. I want to leave without five lire.” Pope John Paul 1st (17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), on being named as bishop of Vittorio Veneto.
Have a good day.   (And wish me luck for today’s interview … !)

*        Oh, blimey, that’s a pain in the bum, Debbi!   I take it the warranty covered the repairs/replacement?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It did! Thankfully.

1. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
2. Missionaries of Charity
3. Rome
4. Superman
5. blue Great Dane
6. The League of Gentlemen