Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 17-12-2015: Vogue

Hmmm … 

You know, my on-going broadband situation … is on-going … 

Which you’d probably worked out, hadn’t you … ?

But, just so you know … ?

Last night, I’d had two conversation with someone from BT: about trying to turn off the BT Fon feature on my router.   Something I’m told can be of benefit.

The FIRST call … ?   Was frustrating, and got me no-where.

The SECOND?   Was EQUALLY frustrating: the woman I was talking to told me that, as I had no-way of accessing the feature, she would turn off BT FON, from her end, and that it would take about an hour.

The screen shot — taken this morning — of the web-page that allows me to tinker with the router’s settings will tell you everything you need to know, I think.

It’s still active.   What’s more, last night saw the usage monitor BT provide us with, went down.   Which I thought was … well, SLIGHTLY suspicious …

At ANY rate … ?

I really am getting frustrated about this.

And wondering what on EARTH’s happening!


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with 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 ToLicense and video

Q1) 17th December saw the original publication of Vogue.   In which year of the 1890s?
Q2) Vogue takes its title from the word, vogue.   Meaning something is what: in style, in trouble or in fashionable trousers?
Q3) How many different countries currently have editions of Vogue?
Q4) Name one of those editions.
Q5) Vogue is published by which company?
Q6) That publisher was named for its original owner.   He was from which US city: New York, Chicago or Boston?
Q7) Early Vogue editor, Frank Crowninshield, joined Vogue from which other publication: GQ, Vanity Fair, or Loaded?
Q8) Which FIRST Lady has been the most recent to appear on a Vogue cover?
Q9) In which fashionable film does Meryl Streep play Miranda Priestly: an icy character definitely not based on Vogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour?
Q10) Finally … which Madonna song takes its name from a dance, named after Vogue magazine?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th December saw the birth of science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke.   What did the C stand for?
A1) Charles.
Q2) In which year was he born?
A2) 1917.
Q3) As a science fiction writer, Clarke is considered one of the ‘Big Three’.   Name one of the other two.
A3) Robert Heinlein or Isaac Asimov.
Q4) One of Clarke’s best known works, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was based on an earlier short story by Clarke.   What was that short story called: The Watchman, The Sentinel or The Beacon?
A4) The Sentinel.
Q5) Clarke also scripted the film version of the book: called 2001: A Space Odyssey.   Who directed that film?
A5) Stanley Kubrick.
Q6) Both film and book see humanity influenced by mysterious alien artifacts.   Shaped like black what: spheres, monoliths or pyramids?
A6) Monoliths.   (Clarke describes them as the alien equivalent of a Swiss Army knife.   The first one turns apes into humans, the seconds sends a signal that it’s been found, with the third transporting astronaut Dave Bowman to … somewhere.   Each is ALSO the same shape: a monolith with sides in a 1:4:9 ratio.)
Q7) Published in 1973, which Arthur C Clarke novel sees a large space-craft approach Earth: and originally mistaken for an asteroid?
A7) Rendevous with Rama.   (Personally … ?   I can’t help wondering if it influenced Greg Bear’s Eon.)
Q8) In a 1945 article for Wireless World, Clarke popularised the idea of what sort of satellite?
A8) Geostationary ones, used for telecommunications.
Q9) Which of Clarke’s short stories sees a pair of computer programmers doing a job for a Tibetan monastery?
A9) The Nine Billion Names of God.
Q10) Finally … ?   Clarke’s first successful novel was Childhood’swhat?
A10) Childhood’s End
.I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I said to my mother, ‘When you see my name in Vogue, I will have arrived.’”
Mario Testino.
And this tune …

Oh, and THIS tune from a certain Mister Bowie …

Have a good day.

*        Yes, I thought so, Debbi!   :D

†        Yes, I read it years ago, Olga.   I’m going to have to see if I can dig it up from the library, I’m sure it deserves a re-read.


Debbi said...

Wow! Best of luck with your broadband problem, Paul! :)

1. 1892
2. in style
3. 20
4. the United States
5. Condé Nast
6. New York
7. Vanity Fair
8. Michelle Obama
9. The Devil Wears Prada
10. Vogue

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1892
Q2) In style
Q3) 23
Q4) UK, Spain, France, Australia…
Q5) Condé Nast
Q6) New York
Q7) Vanity Fair
Q8) Michelle Obama
Q9) The Devil Wears Prada
Q10) Vogue

I did find the story on the net and read it yesterday. Pretty short and good.
I always thought Fon had nothing to do with the usage of the person whose rooter it was but rather the account of the person accessing it but...
I know my cousin installed in my computer a programme that let me see what programmes and sites were using data (I don't have it any longer and can't remember the name, but I'm sure you must have checked). That's not very useful if you have several things connected at the same time (I usually have the phone and the tablet too).
I hope it gets sorted (ask to talk to the big cheeses, they can always offer a better deal...)