Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 19-8-2014

Right, I’m up early, again.

Yes, in case you’re wondering: I’ve another early start at the local Job Centre, doing my daily job search, there.

I have to admit, I like their public computers they use.

It’s a pair of HP PCs, running a much simplified version of Ubuntu.

Very simple: the only thing you’ll see on the Desktop are a web-browser (a version of Firefox), a word-processor and a spreadsheet (Open Office).

The system’s aren’t a bad user experience.   But does have it’s problems:
  • You can’t change the mouse over to left handed use: a major crime as far as I’m concerned.
  • You can’t easily save a web page as a .pdf from what I can see: a useful function I use for my records.
  • Lastly, the Job Centre’s IT department doesn’t seem interested in updating the systems: the web-browser is an older one, that couldn’t be used with a couple of jobs (or their webpages) I’d recently put in for.
Hopefully, though … ?   These are things that can get worked on.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 19th August, 2013, saw saw the date set for the trial: of which South African athlete?
Q2) 19th August, 43BC, saw the Emperor Augustus named as Consul.   By whom?
Q3) 19th August also saw the death of Augustus: in which year?
Q4) 19th August, 1987, saw the date of the notorious Hungerford Massacre: when fourteen people were killed by Michael Ryan.   Which Sylvester Stallone film was by by Britain’s tabloid press, at the time of the massacre?
Q5) 19th August, 1921, saw the birth of Gene Roddenberry: best remembered as the creator of which TV series?
Q6) Finally … 19th August, 2012, saw the suicide of which noted director?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th August, 1590, saw Governor John White return to the American colony he governed: only to find it totally abandoned.   Which North Carolina island was the colony on … ?
Q2) 18th August is the Feast Day — in the Roman Catholic Church — of Saint Helena of where: Constantinople, Ravenna or Ephesus?
A2) Constantinople.   (She’s the mother of Constantine the Great.)
Q3) 18th August, 1942, saw the birth of noted Egghead, Judith Keppel: the first million pound winner of which game show … ?
Q4) 18th August, 1612, saw the start of the notorious Pendle Witch Trials.   Pendle is in which English county: North Yorkshire, Lancashire or Leicestershire?
A4) Lancashire.   (If you’ve ever read Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, this is where they got some of the names …)
Q5) Finally, and 12 years later … 18th August, 1634 saw Father Urbane Grandier tried for sorcery: events later turned into which Ken Russell film … ?
I’ll leave you with Toad … 

And with this thought …
“No, the type-casting didn’t happen until after Star Trek. I don’t think that you get typecast until you’ve been cast!”
Jonathan Frakes, born 19th August, 1952.
Enjoy your day … !

*        Phew … !   (Oh, Debbi, did I tell you I came across Dr John’s second album … ?   It’s called Babylon, and it sounds very filmic … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Is that so? I'm working on some screenplays and so on that I hope will be filmic. :)

1. Oscar Pistorius
2. the Roman Senate
3. 14 AD
4. Rambo First Blood
5. Star Trek
6. Tony Scott

And check out my blog tomorrow for another Terry Pratchett review!