Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 13-6-2015

Now, THAT’S what I call pricey … !

You’ve probably realised I like TV series, every-so-often.   And had stored — had — a lot of them, AND a lot of family photos.

I knocked it off the table, the other  day: and got the clicking sound — known as the click of death* — from the drive.

It was dead.

What I eventually did — after panicking, swearing and frantically looking for clues on the ’Net — was extract the drive: and check it in a spare drive bay on my Mac Pro.   I still got the clicking.

As that is — from what I can see — fatal, I’ve now taken the thing to a local computer repair shop: one that does data recovery.

They tell me it’s going to take about a week to get anything from the drive.

I’m hopeful they will.

About my only issue?   

Is the eye watering price I’m paying for this.   Not something you want to see, when you’re on a budget!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi† and Mr Strict‡ putting in their answers: with Debbi commenting on the death of Christopeher Lee, and Mr S showing us these tours of the Globe, the day saw both scoring ten out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 13th June, 313 AD, saw Constantine the Great issue an edict guaranteeing religious freedom in the Roman Empire.   The law was known as the Edict of where: Milan, Naples or Rome?
Q2) 13th June, 2010, saw a capsule return to Earth: with dust from the 25143 Itokawa asteroid.   The spacecraft, and capsule, had been launched by which country?
Q3) Who was elected as President of Russia: on 13th June, 1991?
Q4) 13th June, 1928, saw the birth of mathematician, John Forbes Nash, Jr.   In which year of this century did he die in a car crash?
Q5) More to the point, in which mathematical field did he make serious contributions: number theory, game theory or spatial geometry?
Q6) Finally … 13th June, 1865, saw the birth of Irish poet, W. B. Yeats.   What did the ‘W’ stand for?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th June saw the re-opening of The Globe Theatre: by Queen Elizabeth 2nd.   In which year of the 1990s?
A1) 1997.
Q2) Which of Shakespeare’s was the first shown, in the new Globe?
A2) Henry V.
Q3) It was built by a charitable trust first organised by which American director and actor?
Q4) Both new, and original, Globe Theatre’s are in what’s now which London Borough: Wandsworth, Lambeth or Southwark?
A4) Southwark.
Q5) The Globe’s owner is The Shakespeare Globe Trust.   The original Globe was owned and built by which company?
Q6) That company’s original theatre had been where: Haggerston, Hoxton or Shoreditch?
Q7) One of the first plays to be performed at the Globe was mentioned by diarist, Thomas Platter the Younger: in 1599.   Which play was it: Henry 5th, Julius Caesar or As You Like It?
Q8) If you were in the original Globe’s cheap seats, were you sitting down?
A8) No: standing up.   You would have been standing in the Pit area, in front of the stage.
Q9) There’s another reconstruction of the Globe: in which Argentine city?
Q10) Finally … the modern Globe is what: the first, second or third to bear the name?
A10) Third.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“This melancholy London. I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.”
W. B. Yeats, 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        One supposed way of fixing a broken hard-drive is to put it in the freezer.   NOT a solution I was going anywhere near, thank you!   This post mentions what I believe the data recovery people will end up doing.   Getting spare parts, putting these in the drive, and recovering the data, that way.

†        Did you know he recorded a couple of heavy metal albums, Debbi?   And was an RAF intelligence officer, during the war?

‡        Oh, I’ll have a look at those, later, Mr S: ta for that!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wait! Who did? Interesting stuff!!!

1. Milan
2. Japan
3. Boris Yeltsin
4. 2015
5. game theory
6. William (as in William Butler Yeats! :))