Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-10-2014

Do you remember that yesterday, I said was giving the family laptop a going over?   Mostly where I was going to shift stuff off the machine, and on to an external drive.

One thing I thought was a problem was a message that cropped up: with a message about potential malicious software.

Bit of a worry on a Windows Machine, obviously.

It turns out it’s a bossier than expected Amazon toolbar.

Hmmm … 

I don’t know about you, but I’m none too sure I like the idea of extra toolbars: especially given this experience.

I think I’d rather have warnings about genuine malicious software.

Rather than invasively badly written ones.


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) 21st October, 1096 saw the end of the People’s Crusade: during the First Crusade.   The Crusade was ended by an army from Anatolia.   Anatolia is in what’s now which country: Turkey, Iran or Armenia?
Q2) The Crusade was lead by Peter the Hermit and Walter Sans Avoir.   Walter Sans Avoir is often known as Walter the what?
Q3) One year later — and again, during the First Crusade — 21st October, 1097 saw the start of the siege of which city: Antioch, Damascus or Jerusalem?
Q4) 21st October, 1797, saw the launch of the USS Constitution: the oldest US Navy ship still afloat.   The Constitution’s also known as what: Old Maid, Old Scrimshaw or Old Ironsides?
Q5) Finally … 21st October, 2005, saw observations taken: that confirmed the existence of the ninth biggest object orbiting the Sun.   What’s it called: Pluto, Neptune or Eris?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th October, 1973, saw the opening of the Sydney Opera House.   It’s home to the Sydney what Orchestra?
Q2) More to the point, the Opera House’s Grand Organ has just over how many pipes: 10000, 15000 or 20000?
A2) 10000.
Q3) 20th October, 1882, saw the birth of actor, Bela Lugosi.   Which European country was he born in?
A3) Hungary.
Q4) More to the point, in which year was his version of Dracula released: 1929, 1931 or 1933?
A4) 1931.
Q5) 20th October, 1977, saw three members of which band killed in a plane crash?
Q6) 20th October, 1784, saw the birth of Victorian era Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston.   As well as PM, he served as Home Secretary … and which other Government post?
A6) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: also referred to as the Foreign Secretary.
Q7) 20th October, 1890, saw the birth of Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe.   He’s better known as which Jazz pioneer: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton or Eddie Condon?
Q8) 20th October, 1952, saw a State of Emergency declared: in which African country?
A8) Kenya.
Q9) 20th October, 1992, saw the first World Series game played outside of the USA: between teams from Toronto and Atlanta.   In which country was the match played?
A9) Canada.
Q10) Finally … 20th October, 1944, saw the Soviet army liberate Belgrade: then capital of Yugoslavia.   Belgrade is now the capital of where?
A10) Serbia.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“For works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Oh, I caught last night’s Gotham, Debbi†, we’re on the second episode: it’s good stuff.   I’m just pleasantly surprised: Sean Pertwee’s survived for more than five minutes without getting blown up, or eaten … 

†        To be fair … ?   He does seem to pick a good one!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I had no idea that was Sean Pertwee. As in related to Jon, I assume? :)

1. Turkey
2. the Penniless
3. Antioch
4. Old Ironsides
5. Pluto