Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 14-08-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I’ve got my email client — the version of Mail.app that’s packaged with Mac OS X 10•6•x— set to receive RSS feeds.

Kind of handy, that, although it’s something Apple have changed with Mac OS X 10•8 Mountain Lion.

One of the technology pieces that floated my way, today, was this piece, on how many US employers are asking prospective employees for their social media passwords: something various state and Federal lawmakers are trying to stop.

Can’t say I blame them … !

It’s also something I hope employers don’t do, over here!   After all, I don’t mind a possibly employer seeing what I post to Facebook and Twitter.   That’s sort of why I’m bloody careful about what I put on them and make sure my privacy controls are turned way up.

But asking for my login* details … ?

You can s-d off with that one!

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Left-Hander’s Day Teaser saw Debbi — who’s an honourary southpaw — putting in her answers: along with telling the Meso-American Long Count calendar was complicatedº, she also bagged 7 out of 7.

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) 14th August, 1947, saw which country declare independence … ?
Q2) More to the point, who was the founding father of the nation … ?
Q3) 14th August, 1936, saw Rainey Bethea hanged in the last public execution in the US: in which US state was this … ?
Q4) 14th August, 1980, saw Lech Walesa lead strike at the Gdansk shipyards, in Poland.   What was the name of the union he led … ?
Q5) And finally … 14th August, 1994, saw the capture of Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez, in Sudan.   How was he better known … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th August is Lefthander’s Day: what’s the Latin word for left … ?
A1) Sinestra.
Q2) More to the point, where would you find the Val Sinestra, or Left Valley: the Italian Alps, French Alps or Swiss Alps … ?
A2) The Swiss Alps.
Q3) More to the point, on a left handed pair of scissors, which digit operates the cutting — or bottom — blade … ?
A3) The thumb.
Q4) According to popular myth, southpaw has it’s origins in one of two sports: name either.
A4) Boxing and baseball.
Q5) Which English reggae band famously had quite a few left-handers, in its classic line-up … ?
A5) UB40.
Q6) Which famously camp left hander once made a notoriously outrageous remark about Norman Lamont … ?
A6) Julian Clary.
Q7) And finally … which left handed US tennis player once famously said “You CANNOT be serious” … ?
A7) The Super Brat, himself, John McEnroe.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with Kiss You Off, by the Scissor Sisters: it is Ana Matronic’s birthday, today.

Oh … 

And a quote from Steve Martin …
“People come up to me and say ‘Steve, what is film editing?’ And I say ‘How should I know? You’re the director.’”
Steve Martin, born 14th August, born August 14, 1945
Oh … 

And I’ll ALSO leave you with a word from Great Britain’s Olympic athletes … 

*        Am I the only person who can remember when the word login was hyphenated … ?

º        You’re right, there, Debbi!   Britain’s pre-decimal currency was fun.   That Mayan calendar … ?   I think I’ll only try it out with a packet of aspirin’s … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I really love the videos! :) And the currency info. Fun facts to know and tell. Ha ha ha ...

1. Pakistan
2. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
3. Kentucky
4. Solidarity
5. Carlos the Jackal