Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-10-2014

Argh … !   It’s STILL happening!

Right at the moment, you’d think my monitor was having issues.

The on-screen menu — that lets you tweak features — intermittently shows up: without my having pressed any buttons.

Now I thought, yesterday, that it could be an issue with the monitor.    Having checked the monitor by plugging it into my old Mac Mini: the monitor seems to not have the same issue.

As far as I can tell, having posted about it on a couple of sites?  It sounds like the graphics card is having issues!

Sounds like a like for like replacement is money I haven’t got.

Oy Veh!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Here’s today’s question: along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 16th October, 1384, saw Jagwiga crowned as king of which European country?
Q2) 16th October, 1934, saw the start of the four-day Long March.   In which country … ?
Q3) Thirty years later, 16th October, 1964, saw China test its first what: nuclear generator, nuclear bomb or computer?
Q4) 16th October, 1987, saw southern Britain cleaning up: after some of the worst storms in UK history.   Which weatherman famously said the storm was going to miss the UK?
Q5) Finally … 16th October, 959, saw the birth of singer-songwriter — and Spandau Ballet guitarist — Gary Kemp.   What’s the name of the documentary Spandau Ballet have recently released?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th October, 1932, saw the first flight of a plane from Tata Airlines.   Tata Airlines is now which airline: KLM, British Airways or Air India?
A1) Air India.   (Tata Group is still a huge corporate player: Corus — the successor to British Steel — was the biggest British buyout by an Indian company, ever.   At least, when it happened back in 2007)
Q2) 15th October, 1815, saw Napoleon 1st start his exile on the island of Saint Helena.   St Helena is in which ocean?
A2) The Atlantic.
Q3) 15th October, 1956, saw the first publication of the FORTRAN programming language.   For whose computers: Dell’s, IBM’s or Hewlett Packard’s?
A3) IBM’s.
Q4) 15th October is Global what Day: Laundry, Handwashing or Toilet?
A4) Handwashing.   (I don’t know about Laundry: but World Toilet Day is on the 19th of November: you may want to buy the Brentwood Gazette in a few weeks time.)
Q5) Finally … 15th October, 2012, saw Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond, reach an agreement for a planned referendum: on what?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.”

David Ben-Gurion, 16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973.
Have a good day.

*        Well, the first episode gets repeated on Friday, Debbi: my  timer will get a work out … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We had trouble with the video card on my iMac. Sorry to hear you're having problems.

1. Poland
2. China
3. nuclear bomb
4. Michael Fish
5. Soul Boys of the Western World