Friday, 5 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 5-10-2012

Random Tiger screenshot
Hmmm … 

Know what I’m thinking … ?

I’m thinking two things, actually.

Firstly, that winter’s slowly coming in.

When I got up, this morning, things were looking decidedly dark: dark enough to have the lights on.

And secondly … ?   Secondly, I got watching a film, last night: believe it or not, on the aging G4 I’ve dubbed Dirty Gerty.

Which didn’t actually come out looking too bad.

But let’s move on, shall we?   Before this turns into a technical breakdown.


As Debbi’s off to , this weekend, yesterday’s teaser saw no-one putting their answers.

Let’s see who we can interest in today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 5th October, 2011, saw the death of businessman, Steve Jobs: which computer company did he co-found?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1970s?
Q3) Equally to the point, name either of the people Jobs co-founded that company with.
Q4) Jobs famously owned and ran the animation company, Pixar: who did he buy Pixar from … ?
Q5) What was the name of the company he founded, when fired by Apple in 1985?
Q6) Moving on … 5th October, 1947, saw who make the first Presidential address, from the White House … ?
Q7) And finally … 5th October, 1936, saw the start of the Jarrow March: to where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th October, 1957, saw the launch of Sputnik 1: by which country’s space agency … ?
A1) The USSR’s.
Q2) More to the point, what does Sputnik mean, when translated into English … ?
A2) Satellite.
Q3) As a final Sputnik 1 question: which car company produced the a Sputnik model?
A3) Lada.   (You can imagine Jeremy Clarkson’s comment, can’t you … ?)
Q4) Moving on … 4th October, 2004, saw which spacecraft win the Ansari X prize for being the first privately owned spacecraft into space … ?
A4) SpaceShipOne.
Q5) 4th October, 1927, saw Gutzon Borglum begin work on which sculpture … ?
A5) Mount Rushmore.
Q6) And finally … 4th October, 1227, saw the assassination of Caliph Abdallah al-Adil.   Which north African country was he caliph of … ?
A6) Morocco.
Enjoy those, everyone: as today’s Sir Bob’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this song from the Boomtown Rats*.

And with this quote from the late Steve Jobs …
“People think it's this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011
Oh, and as it’s the 50th anniversary of the start of the Bond film franchise … 

*        Despite the fact it’s about a girl who hangs herself at a party, Diamond Smiles is a personal favourite of mine.

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