Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-8-2014

Did I tell you I managed to picked up a second hand Mac Pro … ?

At a VERY good price … ?

I managed to pick up a second Hand Mac Pro: at a very good price.

It’s one of the first generation one: some six or seven years old.

But whoever sold it on … ?    Whoever sold it to the shop didn’t sell on the original Install discs: but did set it up with a copy of Lion, and iLife ’11.   And had installed a Bluetooth card: which meant I could attach my mouse.

All I have to do is the tricky job transferring stuff over.

Whilst avoiding Armagetron Advance.   Even though it’s a few years old, the thing’s got quite a bit of welly: and does do those intense games a favour.

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) 27th August, 1969, saw the birth of writer, Reece Shearsmith.   Shearsmith worked with Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson, on which comedy series?
Q2) 27th August, 1991, saw Moldova become independent of the USSR.   What’s the capital city of Moldova?
Q3) 27th August, 2013, saw riots break out, between Hindu and Muslim: in a district of which Indian state?
Q4) 27th August, 1916, saw which East European country declare war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Albania, Bulgaria or Romania?
Q5) Finally … 27th August, 1776 saw American forces defeated by the British: at the Battle of Long Island.   Who was the American general in charge of those forces … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th August, 1873, saw the birth of Lee de Forest: the man who invented the Audion valve.   Was this valve an amplifier, an oscillator or a rectifier?
A1) An amplifier.   (Amplifiers amplify a signal.   Oscillators oscillate: they repeat over time, in other words.   Rectifiers turn an alternating current into a direct current.)
Q2) Talking of patents … 26th August, 1791, saw inventor, John Fitch receive the patent for what: the steam engine, the steam boat or the loom?
A2) The steam boat.
Q3) 26th August, 1676, saw the birth of Sir Robert Walpole: generally regarded as Britain’s first Prime Minister.   What was his actual title, from 1721?
Q4) 26th August, 1978, saw John Paul 1st elected as Pope.   Which Italian city had he been Patriarch of, prior to his election?
A4) Venice.
Q5) Finally … 26th August, 1498, saw the commissioning of the Pieta sculpture, in the Vatican.   Who sculpted it: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Leonard Da Vinci or Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi?
A5) Michelangelo Buonarroti: best remembered as Michelangelo.   (This is what happens when your 3 and a ½ year-old nephew SUDDENLY gets an interest in turtles … )
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought … 
“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.”
From The African Queen by C. S. Forester, 27 August 1899 — 2 April 1966.
Enjoy your Day!

*        Yeah, I was wondering where you’d got to, Debbi … !   (I know what it was: it was a party, wasn’t it … ? :D )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Not really. Just another day in the hood! :)

1. The League of Gentlemen
2. Chișinău
3. Kashmir
4. Romania
5. George Washington