Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 21-1-2012

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’ve been keeping my eyeballs peeled on technology news for sometime, now.

Armchair geek that I am!

So the fact that various bodies in the US have been arguing about the various anti-piracy bills going through Congress … ?

Has been something I’ve been following.

The fact is … ?

Well, the fact is, seemingly, Congress has decided to postpone a vote on one of bills.

Good for them.

Personally, I happen to think being careful with these things is a good thing.

After all — and I know it’s not quite the same — but the fact that — until the recommendations of the Hargreaves review go through — it’s still — in the UK — illegal for your to copy a CD to your iPod, gives you an idea of how silly the laws can get.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with confessing she’d given some thought to tech writingº, over the years, ALSO bagging 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 21st January saw the death of writer, George Orwell*: what was his real name … ?

Q2) More to the point, what did he die from … ?

Q3) Moving on: 21st January, 1981, saw which car go into production in Northern Ireland … ?

Q4) 21st January, 1976, saw the first commercial flight of Concorde: name either of the nations involved in build and designing Concorde.

Q5) 21st January, 1971, saw the first broadcast from the Emley Moor broadcasting tower: in which English county IS Emley Moor?

Q6) And finally … 21st January, 2008, saw stock markets fall in many parts of the world: is this known as Black Monday, Blue Monday, or Grey Monday … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th January, 1841, saw which island occupied by the UK … ?
A1) Hong Kong Island.

Q2) 20th January, 1972, saw UK unemployment rise above what for the first time: 1 million, 2 million or 3 million … ?
A2) 1 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 … ?
A4) President Jimmy Carter.

Q5) And finally … 20th January, 1885, saw L. A. Carter patent which fairground attraction … ?
A5) The Roller coaster.
Enjoy those, everyone: and as Debbi’s managed to find this little article on Squirrel Appreciation Day, I’ll leave you with this …

* Interesting quote from George at the end of today’s Teaser video, as a though …

º You DID … ? That I’d’ve not minded reading, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I actually started my college courses taking electronics technology and computer science. And I studied music. I sort of hoped to combine the two. My friend, Bill, took a course on music production at an actual recording studio right down the street from where I used to live. I sat in a couple of nights. I could tell you stories. Too long for this comment box. :)

And thanks again for including my posts. :) I love the Mission Impossible squirrel video. :-D

1. Eric Arthur Blair
2. an artery burst in his lungs
3. the DeLorean
4. France and Britain
5. West Yorkshire or Yorkshire
6. Black Monday