Friday, 20 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 20-1-2012

I’ve got to admit, I couldn’t resist it.

Well, pleased uncle with a slightly daffy — and slightly cheeky — sense of humour, that I am, that shot of Jude, complete with a slice of toast.

Like I say … I couldn’t resist.

I’m ALSO thinking that’s going to be one of those shot’s that’s DEFINITELY being kept for a long time.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

BEFORE I start digging up some more photos*.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers.

And, along with bagging 6 out of 6, she ALSO managed to post up this piece about my favourite tech companyº.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here there, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 20th January, 1841, saw which island occupied by the UK … ?

Q2) 20th January, 1972, saw UK unemployment rise above what for the first time: 1 million, 2 million or 3 million … ?

Q3) 20th January, 1265, saw the first meeting of the English Parliament, in the Palace of Westminster: the House of Commons originally met in which part of the building?

Q4) 20th January, 1977, saw the inauguration of the 39th President of the USA: who was he … ?

Q5) And finally … 20th January, 1885, saw L. A. Carter patent which fairground attraction … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th January, 2038, will see some computer systems have a problem with the date: how is this known … ?
A1) The Year 2038 Problem: also known as the Unix Millennium Bug, Y2K38 or Y2.038K.

Q2) 19th January, 1977, saw President Gerald Ford pardon Iva Toguri D'Aquino: what was her nickname … ?
A2) Tokyo Rose.

Q3) More to the point, on what charges … ?
A3) Treason: she was a key figure in the broadcast of Japanese propaganda to the US, during WW2.

Q4) 19th January, 1953, saw 68% of US tv sets tuning into which show … ?
A4) I Love Lucy: (Lucille Ball gave birth that night.)

Q5) 19th January, 1986, saw the first what released into the wild … ?
A5) Computer virus.

Q6) And finally … 19th January, 1893, saw the Premiere of The Master Builder, in Berlin. Who wrote The Master Builder: Anton Chekov, Henrik Ibsen or Bertoldt Brecht?
A6) Henrik Ibsen.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s former 10cc member, Eric Stewart’s birthday, I’ll leave you with one of the tunes he wrote whilst with them …

* Which would be completely inappropriate, considering that Kodak’s slowly going under

º I’ve got to admit, Debbi, David Pogue’s name caught my eye: along with talking a certain amount of sense, he’s the author of O’Reilly Presses’ Missing Manual range of Mac OS X books: if you ever DO get a Mac, his Missing Manual on the relevant version of the OS will be slab-like, extensive … and possibly the best written tech book you’ll ever read. (Personally, I tend to thank him for any technical knowledge I have: his Missing Manual on
, Leopard and Snow Leopard have been the basis of it.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for including the post. I thought you might get a kick out of it. :)

David Pogue is an excellent tech writer, isn't he?

I thought about being a tech writer back in the day, but times change and I'm a techno-idiot now. So, I write fiction, which I'd rather do, anyhow. :)

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2. 1 million
3. St. Stephen's Chapel
4. Jimmy Carter
5. roller coaster