Thursday, 27 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-4-2017: Of Mice and other Rodents

Hmmm … 

I seem to have lost a day, at work.

I work in a call centre: as a temp worker.

And feel I’ve done well in building up the hours I have.

We HAVE been warned those will charge, though: from the 8th May.

It is, after after all, fairly seasonal work.

I’m quite happily quibbling next week’s rota, though.

The past few months, I’ve worked every Sunday.

Next week?

I have Sunday off.

OK, I know the hours are due to change.

I know I still get help from Universal Credit.

But the Sunday concerned is the 7th.

I can’t help but fell a little aggrieved … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser sae Debbi* putting her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.   The day also saw Olga† looking in, and letting us know she’s off to a book fair.

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

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

Q1) The first commercial computer mouse was released, today: by Xerox.   In which year of the 1980s?
Q2) The mouse was released with which computer: the PC, Mac or Star?
Q3) Xerox originally released the mouse with an earlier computer called what: the PARC, the Alto or the Palo?
Q4) The first commercially successful mouse was released with which computer: the PC, Mac or Lisa?
Q5) Those early mechanical mice used a what, to interact with the surface they were on: a laser, ball or spring?
Q6) Most modern mice use various small lasers, or LEDs to detect movements.   They’re called what mice?
Q7) A modern mouse with a cable, connects through what kind of port?
Q8) Many cordless mice connect by which rather blue radio signal?
Q9) Those early 80s mice used two buttons: the same as mice for most modern Windows and Linux based PCs.   How many buttons are there, on mice for the modern Apple Mac?
Q10) Finally … One computer mouse.   Many computer what: mice or mouses?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 26th April, 121 AD, saw the birth of Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.   Which dynasty was he a member of?
A1) The Antonine dynasty.
Q2) 26th April is Old Permic Alphabet Day.   The alphabet is a version of which script: Latin, Cyrillic or Greek?
A2) Cyrillic.
Q3) 26th April, 1564, saw who get baptized at a Church in Stratford upon Avon?
Q4) Francesco Petrarca claimed to have climbed Mount Ventoux: on 26th April, 1336.   Francesco is better known as whom: Petrarch, Pluto or Prometheus?
A4) Petrarch.
Q5) Finally … Paul von Hindenburg was elected as President: on 26th April, 1925.   Of Weimar … where?
A5) Germany.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“He’s our rodent control officer. He doesn’t catch mice, he just terrifies them.”
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Went Up the Creek.
And this … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        I think, Debbi‡, it was Will Shakespeare.   If it was Bill you’d get problems.   I mean … tax bill, gas bill, groceries bill, spear bill, the increasing cost of arrows … !   Chandler was schooled in the UK, you say?   Must’ve given his English teachers nightmares: the spelling differences, alone, will catch you out … 

†        OK, Olga: and cheers for the heads-up!   Good luck with the fair: and if it’s any help?   It seems physical books sales are up in the UK, with ebooks going down.   I don’t know if that’ll be reflected into Spanish sales: but hope it does.   After all, a paperback might be bulkier than a Kindle, but the batteries won’t run out.

‡        Oh, I’ve mentioned this news piece to Olga, Debbi, but you might want to have a read, as well.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I saw that on Twitter. I figure there are cycles to these things. Personally, I like a print book, as well as ebooks. Ebooks are great for travel. As long you don't forget to pack a charger! :) But I still love print books, too.

1. 1981
2. the PC
3. the Alto
4. Mac
5. ball
6. optical mice
7. USB
8. Bluetooth
9. 3
10. mice