Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-6-2013: In AUSTRALIA … !

Well, FINALLY … !

It looks like Apple’s finally managed to announce its updated MacBook Air — which I frankly wouldn’t say no to, in case anyone’s got some spare cash for an enthusiastically hard working blogger* — and its MacPro tower.

Which Apple† are saying is it will be it’s fastest ever product: but we’ll have to wait and see, I think.

Although, personally … ?

I’m not saying no to one of THOSE, either … !   Welcome to the Cult of Mac.

Ahem … !


Moving on, yesterday’s Teaser: along with admitting she’s thinking of buying a Mac‡, she also bagged six out of six.

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

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

Q1) 11th June, 1770, saw Captain Cook run aground: on which Australian landmark … ?
Q2) More to the point, off the coast of which Australian state … ?
Q3) Name any of the other seven Australian states … 
Q4) What’s the landmark made of … ?
Q5) In what year was it declared a World Heritage Landmark: 1981, 1983 or 1985 … ?
Q6) Finally … What naval rank did Cook hold, during this expedition … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th June, 1935 makes the founding of AA, when one founder had his last drink.   Name either of the founder members.
A1) Dr Robert Smith or stockbroker, Bill Wilson.
Q2) More to the point, what does AA stand for … ?
A2) Alcoholics Anonymous.
Q3) In which US city was it founded … ?
A3) Akron, Ohio.
Q4) How many steps does AA famously have … ?
A4) 12.
Q5) What’s the name of the second such self help group to be founded, back in 1953 … ?
A5) NA: or Narcotics Anonymous.
Q6) Finally … what’s the title of AA’s Big Book … ?
A6) Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Captain JAmes Cook, himself …
“Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go”
Captain James Cook.
Although I suspect I suspect that, on actually running aground, his words were simpler: “Oh, BLAST!”

I’ll ALSO leave you with THIS tune: although what @BudgetDude will make of this, I really couldn’t tell you … !

Have a good day … !

*        That’s what we call a Big Hint, just in case the Money Fairy’s listening!

†        As I recall … ?   At the time of the second generation’s release, Apple made a big of one fact: that the stock machine — with none of the build to order options — was the fastest thing capable of running Windows on the market.

‡        You might want to hold on, a month or two, Debbi: along with the various upgrades to some of their product line — we’re in the midst of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, which is WHY they’re making the big announcements — they’ve ALSO previewed OS X 10•9 Mavericks, the latest version of the operating system.   Which I wouldn’t mind a look at, to be frank: one feature they’ve apparently introduced to the Finderº, is Tabs.   Which is a VERY handy feature, and should save on screen space!

º        That’s the default OS X File Manager: Windows Explorer, and Nautilus are the default Windows and Linux equivalents.   It’s been used, in one form or another, since System 1.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Long time since I heard that song! :)

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