Friday, 11 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-4-2014

You know, I’m glad I’m not that badly off, I really am.

I’ve got last night’s episode of Panorama on: all about the benefits cap that’s applied to those of us who are out of work.

And, like I say … ?   I’m not too badly off.   My rent’s covered and can covered my basic bills.

Depending on how you define ‘basic bills’, of course.

At any rate, I’ve a roof over my head: and while I’m never going to be able to afford a holiday, new TV, or whatever, I’m not out on the street.

I’m thankful.

I’m also not in the situation where I’m facing eviction.   I’ve also not found a job.

Which sits well with the figures given by Panorama, itself: nine in ten of those affected by the cap, has still not found a job.

The cap is seeing a lot of people being made homeless.

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 11th April, 1961, saw the beginning of the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann.   In which country … ?
Q2) 11th April, 1989, saw Ron Hextall became the first goalie to score a goal in his sport’s championship playoffs.    What sport IS it?
Q3) 11th April, 1970, saw the launch of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission.   Who played the mission’s commander, Jim Lovell, in the 1995 film about Apollo 13?
Q4) 11th April, 1979, saw Idi Amin deposed.   Which African nation had he been dictator of … ?
Q5) Finally … 11th April, 1945, saw US troops liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.   In which European country was that camp … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th April, 1710, saw Great Britain’s first Copyright law come into force: known as the Statute of which British queen … ?
A1) Anne.
Q2) Which royal house did she belong to … ?
Q3) Prior to this act, copyright had been regulated by which what: the Copyright Act, the Licensing Act or Printing Act, of 1662 … ?
Q4) The Statute in Q1 originally applied to what: newspapers, magazines or books … ?
A4) Books.
Q5) In modern times, copyright covers many things: including films, music recordings, and computer software.   Does it also cover sculpture … ?
A5) Yes.
Q6) The Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works — the international Copyright Treaty — is better known how: the Berne Convention, the Lucerne Convention or the Zurich Convention … ?
Q7) What name is given to illegal copies of films, albums or books … ?
A7) Pirate copies.
Q8) More to the point, illegally recorded live gigs are know as what: bootlegs albums, arm-sleeve LPs or hijacked CDs … ?
Q9) BitTorrent programs allow people to illegally share films and music over what: the TV network, internet or radio … ?
A9) The internet†.
Q10) What was the name of the notorious Swedish file sharing site whose owners were tried in 2009?
Given today is Cerys Matthew’s birthday … ?

I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this thought …
“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.”
Ellen Goodman born 11th April, 1941.
Have a good friday … !

*        Oh, really … ?    I’ll have to hunt that up, Debbi … !

†        One thing I’ve learnt is that the BitTorrent protocol is used by many legitimate users, in addition to its dodgier applications: Facebook and Twitter both make use of the protocol to update their servers.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Okay. I'm learning all sorts of things.

1. Israel
2. hockey
3. Tom Hanks
4. Uganda
5. Germany