Right at the moment?
Right at the moment, my computer seems to be running well.
As you know, yesterday, I had major issues: having to restore my main hard drive from a Time Machine back-up.
Well … the damn main drive is still making those intermittent clicking noises.
I’ve found a cheap enough replacement at my local CeX: although, obviously, I’d prefer to buy new.
Actually? All I’d prefer is an new Mac, but there you go.
All I can feasibly do next?
Is get hold of the relevant version of macOS, plonk it on the new drive …
And hope like hell …
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 12th April, 1606, saw the original version of the Union flag adopted: for use on English and Scottish what?
Q2) It was then known as the what Union flag?
Q3) In either case, where was it the flag of: the UK, USA, USSR or Great Britain?
Q4) When the flag was used on ships, it would have been described as a Naval what?
Q5) Finally … the flag usually gets called the Union Jack. In other words, it’s meant to be flown on the back or front of a ship?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th April, 1976, saw the building of the first Apple 1 computer. Who was that computer’s designer?
Q2) 11th April, 1990, saw UK Customs and Excise agents seize for a device bound for Iraq. The device in question was what was dubbed the super … what?A2) Supergun.
Q3) Which island colony was granted self-rule: on 11th April, 1957?A3) Singapore.
Q4) Israel’s second largest city — by population — was founded on 11th April, 1909: and has a name that means White City. What city are we talking about?A4) Tel Aviv.
Q5) Finally … Israel’s Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, signed the London Agreement: on 11th April, 1987. The other signatory was King Hussein of where?A5) Jordan.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“… the Government is keen to make the Union Flag a positive symbol of Britishness reflecting the diversity of our country today and encouraging people to take pride in our flag.”
Margaret Hodge, MP.
A song …
And a reminder that today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s post.
Have a good day.
* It sound like we’re both having days, Olga!‡ Sounds like it’s on a par Debbi going top over tail in the shower, a few years back. At ANY rate? I’ve emailed over the only Easter questions I’ve could find: none of which have the relevant links that I now tend to add. Which only tells you quite how long it’s been since I’ve written one! Oh … I do know I read — once, a long time ago — that in East Asian, they don’t see a man in the moon: they see a hare in the moon. Hares, Easter Rabbits? Shame Easter wasn’t in March, this year, you’d have a Mad March Hare reference. (Yeah, I got the year wrong: yes, I know stuff about Apple … but my typing’s atrocious …)
† And we know how you’ve felt about Amazon at times, Debbi!‡ Glad to know you’ve found them, somewhere, though. Hmmm I do know Amazon seems to be expanding. They’ve got that whole Amazon Pantry thing going on in the UK, and are expanding into business supplies.
‡ Oh, are either of you using Microsoft
Word? Seems MS have had to issue a patch for the Windows version: after a bug was exploited to steal bank details and logins. They’ve not yet commented if the issue faces the Mac version. Personally, I’m glad I don’t use it: but will have to be careful opening
NeoOffice. (Here’s the BBC report.)