Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 24-2-2016

Right … that’s that done … 

I mentioned, yesterday, that I’d managed to buy myself a cheap second hand hard drive: which didn’t work!

Which surprised me: CeX normally check these things!

Still … despite having lost the recent?  My local branch was decent enough to give me a refund: AND give me a good price on a replacement.

Which is good: it means I’ve got manoeuvring room: and extra transport.

All good … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*† and Debbi*‡ putting in their answers.   With Olga scoring six out of six, and Debbi scoring five, the day ALSO saw me scoring five out of six, having not checked my numbers!

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 24th February, 1980, saw the US Olympic Hockey team win gold, at the 1980 Winter Olympics: at Lake Placid.   After defeating which team?   (The key game in The series had been two days earlier, I should add.)
Q2) 24th February, 1971, saw the UK Government announce it was goint to restrict the Right to Remain in the UK.   By people from where: Nepal, the Commonwealth or Uganda?
Q3) 24th February, 1954, saw the birth of games designer, Sid Meier.   What C is his best known series of games?
Q4) 24th February, 1955, saw the birth of the late Steve Jobs: co-founder of Apple.   What’s the name of the other computer company he founded?
Q5) 24th February, 1989, saw Ayatollah Khomeini offer a three million dollar reward: for the death of which writer?
Q6) Finally … Estonia declared itself independent: on 24th February, 1918.   What’s the capital city of Estonia?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd February, 1455, is the tradition publication date of the first book — in Western Europe — printed with movable type.   What book was it: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Quran or the Gutenberg Bible?
A1) The Gutenberg Bible.
Q2) 23rd February, 1941, saw Glenn Seaborg and his team, chemically identify a metal they first isolated a few weeks earlier.   What metal: Uranium, Neptunium or Plutonium?
A2) Plutonium.
Q3) 23rd February, 1947, saw the founding of the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO.   How many countries are members of the organization: 154, 164 or 174?
A3) 164.
Q4) More to the point, ISO 4074 documents standardized what?
A4) Condoms.   (Apparently, it’s been withdrawn.   STOP THAT!)
Q5) 23rd February, 1987, was the date of the initial observations of SN 1987a.   What IS SN 1987a: a black hole, supernova or quasar?
A5) A supernova.
Q6) Finally … 23rd February, 532, saw Byzantine Emperor Justinian 1st order the start of Constantinople’s new church.   That church is now known as what?
A6) The Hagia Sophia.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology - not the other way around.”
Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011.
And a brief spell of Barry Bostwick … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Olga, Debbi, sorry about the numbers mix-up on the ISO question: I’ve actually double checked the Wikipedia entry, which tells me the organisation works in 164 countries … and tells us — as you both pointed out — it’s got 162 members.   D’Oh … !!

†        Olga, I swear I’ll get the hang of this, one day … !

‡        A dictation profile?   That’s a new one on me, Debbi, I know that … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Bizarre, isn't it? :)

1. the Soviet Union
2. the Commonwealth
3. Civilization
4. NeXT Inc.
5. Salman Rushdie
6. Tallinn