Sunday, 17 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 17-5-2015: I’m Your Venus … 

Oh, well that seems to work …  

You’ve probably worked out that — a while back, now — I managed to pick up a second hand first generation Mac Pro.

One of these, if you’re interested.

One with a graphics card capable of supporting two monitors.

I managed to pick up a cheap Dell monitor in my local Branch of CeX, over the weekend,

One I’m going to take back, as it seems to be non-functional.

On the other hand … ?   On the other hand, I had one I’d connect to my ageing Mac Mini.   That’s now hooked up to my Mac Pro.

Nice … 

It’s definitely something I could get used to … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s joined a documentary making class, also scoring eight 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) 17th May saw the Venera 6 probe start descending into the atmosphere of Venus.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) Which country launched the craft?
Q3) The Venera 6 slowed its descent into Venus’ atmosphere with what: rockets or parachutes?
Q4) The probe was due to measure Venus’ atmosphere.   That atmosphere is 96 percent what: Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen trioxide or Disulphur monoxide?
Q5) Venus is the second planet from the sun: and the hottest planet in our solar system.   It’s hotter, on average, than the planet nearest the sun.   What IS that planet?
Q6) What’s the name of Venus’ moon?
Q7) Venus has over 167 large volcano complexes over 100 kilometers across.   Which island, on Earth, is a volcano of this size?
Q8) Venus has two highland ‘continents’: both of which are named for ancient love goddesses.   Name one of those continents.
Q9) Venus’s ‘year’ is roughly how many days long: 214 days, 224 days or 234 days?
Q10) Finally … Venus is what’s called an ‘inferior planet’: which mean’s its orbit lies between Earth … and what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th May saw the formal issuing of the May 16th Notice: by the Communist Party of which Asian country?
A1) China.
Q2) In which year of the 1960s was this?
A2) 1966.
Q3) This kickstarted the Great Proletariat Cultural … what?
Q4) The Notice was issued by the party, on behalf of the (then) party chairman.   Who was he?
A4) Mao Zedong.   (It’s also transliterated as Mao Tse Tung.)
Q5) He — strictly — was chairman of the Central what: Committee or Politburo?
A5) Both.
Q6) The Chairman used the Notice to re-impose power, after the failure of what’s called the Great Leap … what: forward, backward or sideways?
A6) Forward.
Q7) The Chairman’s supporters in the Cultural events were known as the Red … what: Army, Guard or Leicester?
A7) Red Guard.   ‘Red Army’ is a nickname for China’s army: the PlA, or People’s Liberation Army.   ‘Red Leicester’ is a type of cheese: originally from Leicester.
Q8) Those supporters dedicated themselves to destroying the ‘Four Olds.’   Name any of these Olds.
A8) Customs, Culture, Habits and Ideas.
Q9) During this period in history, many read the book of quotations from the Chairman.   It was known, in the West, as the Little Redwhat?
Q10) Finally … this period ended with the Chairman’s death: and the arrest of the Gang Of Four.   In which year of the 1970s?
A10) 1976.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I think it is a sad reflection on our civilization that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus we do not know what goes on inside our soufflés.”

Nicholas Kurti.
And a quick tune from Bananarama … 

Have a good day.

*        Sounds like fun, Debbi!   When do we see any results?   Oh, I’ve officially decided dual monitor set ups are fun … !   (You’ll probably find editing video easier with two or more monitors … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm sure I would. But I'm getting by with one. :)

1. 1969
2. the USSR
3. parachutes
4. carbon dioxide
5. Mercury
6. trick question - Venus has no moon
7. Krakatoa (??)
8. Aphrodite
9. 224
10. the sun