Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 30-7-2014

Well … 

That’s another interview done with.

As you possibly know, I’m job hunting: and had an interview, on Friday, for a demonstrator’s job in Basildon.

And I had another — a phone interview —  yesterday.

Although whether I’ll end up bagging a second interview as a result, I don’t know.

And on top of all this … ?

On top of all this, I’ve another interview, today: at four-fifteen, at my local Job Centre.

For a local bookies.

Here’s hoping SOMETHING comes up.

My finances aren’t exactly a barrel of roubles, at the moment … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging four out of five.

Let‘s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 30th July, 1980, saw the Israeli Knesset naming which city as the capital of Israel … ?
Q2) 30th July, 2012, saw the then biggest power blackouts on record occur: in which country … ?
Q3) 30th July, 2006, saw the broadcast of last episode of the world’s longest music show.   What was it called … ?
Q4) 30th July, 1964, saw the birth of actress, Vivica Fox.   In which film did she play Jasmine Dubrow, opposite Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller?
Q5) Finally … 30th July, 1619, saw the House Of Burgesses meet, for the first time.   The House Of Burgesses was the US’s first representative assembly: and met in which Virginia town … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th July, 2014 is — in the UK — the date of Eid al-Fitr.   Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by members of which religion … ?
A1) Islam.
Q2) More to the point, it marks the end of which holy month … ?
A2) Ramadan.
Q3) 29th July, 2005, saw astronomers announce the discovery of the dwarf planet, Eris.   The dwarf planet is named for the Ancient Greek goddess of what: discord, disease or distrust?
A3) Discord.
Q4) 29th July, 1958, saw President Eisenhower sign the law that created NASA.   NASA’s HQ is in which US city … ?
Q5) Finally … 29th July, 2001, saw the death of Wau Holland: co-founder of which German hacking group … ?
A5) The Chaos Computer Club.   (The Club’s been around for donkey’s years: I can can remember hearing about it in the mid-1980s.   Both Holland and Andy Müller-Maguhn, the club’s other co-founder, were on the board of ICANN, the not-for-profit company that runs the internet: which shows you quite how respected — and capable — both Holland, Müller-Maguhn, and the Club itself, were and are.)
I’ll leave you with this song …

And this thought from Sir Clive Sinclair …
“Every time there is a new technology a new generation of companies comes along”
Sir Clive Sinclair, born, 30th July, 1940.
Have a good day … !

*        Absolutely!   (This is where my finances get annoying, Debbi: my local branch of CeX has an older model of MacPro — which is STILL a lot faster than my aging Mac Mini — which I can’t afford.   It’s frustrating!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Money. The perennial problem.

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