Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 12-8-2015: The PC

Oh … 

Now, HANG on … 

I ordered season to of the TV series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

I’m a little put out.

I’ve actually been SENT Buffy The Vampire Slayer … 

The FILM version.

It’s nice to have.

It’s not what I paid for!

Looks like I’m returning this … !


At any rate … ?

It’s a Wednesday.

Which means you’d rather NOT hear me whinge about Amazon, you’d RATHER I posted up this week’s questions for the Brentwood Gazette.

Here’s this weeks: covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 12 August, 1981, saw the release of the original IBM PC.   What does ‘PC’ stand for … ?
Q2) IBM stands for International Business … what?
Q3) IBM used which comedy figure to advertise their PCs?
Q4) The original PC — with the model number 5150 — had an 8088 chip as its CPU.   A CPU is a Central Processing … what … ?
Q5) More to the point, the 8088 was and is made by which company?
Q6) The early PCs had ‘Game Control Adapters’.   Those adapters let you plug what into your PC: a joystick, trackpad or mouse?
Q7) IBM’s first portable PC was called what … ?
Q8) Its first LAPTOP PC was the … ?
Q9) The PC’s mother-board is also called the BIOS board: BIOS stands for Basic Input Output … what?
Q10) Finally … did that original PC come with a mouse?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th August, 1937, saw the birth of TV writer, Carla Lane.   Her birth name was Romana what: Barrack, Camp or Dustov?
Q2) Her first hit series was The Liver Birds.   The series was set in which English city?
Q3) Who played Sandra, in The Liver Birds?
Q4) Carla co-wrote the series with Myra who: Smith, Taylor or Jones?
Q5) From 1971 to 1976, Carla, and others, wrote episodes for Bless This House.   Which Carry On star was the main, male, character, in Bless This House?
Q6) What channel was Bless This House on: BBC1, BBC 2 or ITV?
Q7) Which of Carla Lane’s sit-coms sees Wendy Craig as Ria?
Q8) Name either of the Carla Lane penned series to star Felicity Kendal.
Q9) Carla is an animal rights activist: and handed back her OBE, to protest one given to the head of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a company that did medical research on animals.   In which year was this?
Q10) Finally … one of Carla’s best known works was about the Boswell family of Liverpool.   What was it called?
A1) Barack.
A2) Liverpool.
A3) Nerys Hughes.
A4) Taylor.
A5) Sid James.
A6) ITV.
A7) Butterflies’.   (Ria’s cooking was famous … )
A8) The Mistress’ or ‘Solo’.
A9) 2002.
A10) Bread’.
Enjoy those … 

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