Friday, 22 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-5-2015

Did I tell you I’ve got frequently used bits of technology?

You’d KIND of worked that out, I know that much.

t any rate, I’ve bits of technology kit I rely on: I prefer Macs, notably.   I use a lot of USB flash drives, as well.

I also make use of AdBlock Plus, a web-browser extension that does what it says on the tin: blocks adverts.

I love it, I should say.  It means I get a reassuring amount of blank space on websites: that would otherwise be occupied by irritating ads.

So I was rather pleased to see the company behind the extension has had some good news.   Recently, it’s revealed a browser for Android phones: as Google have dropped it from the Google Play store.

Slightly less recently?   They’ve won a court case in Germany that means the three companies who were suing them.   And who took several positions: ONE of which was that AdBlock Plus violated  freedom of the press.   (The companies who sued are newspapers.)

Personally?   Well, personally, I think that’s a bit silly.   Yes, there’s freedom of the press.

But there’s also a user’s right to not have adverts thrown at him!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 22nd May, 1762, saw Pope Clemens 13th formally open which Roman landmark?
Q2) 22nd May, 1960, saw what’s considered the biggest ever earthquake in recorded history, hit South America: near the town of Lumaco.   The town — and the ’quake — were in which South American country?
Q3) Which Apollo mission had a close look at the Moon: on 22nd May, 1969?
Q4) The 20th Century saw two volcanos erupt on the US mainland.   Mount Saint Helens, in 1980, was the second.   The first was Lassen Peak, on 22nd May, 1915.   In which US state is Lassen Peak?
Q5) Finally … 22nd May, 1945, saw Major Robert B. Staver recommend the USA evacuate scientist from Germany.   In order to help the US build what: rockets, a-bombs or  or cheese factories?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st May was the date the late Harold Camping predict that the Rapture, and Judgement Day, would take place.   In which year?
A1) 2011.
Q2) In which month of that year did Camping claim the End of the World would happen: September, October or November?
A2) October.
Q3) He’d previously claimed the End of the World would happen in a year of the 1990s: which year?
A3) 1994.   (On September 4th.   Or possibly 6th … )
Q4) The Rapture is when God’s Chosen are taken where?
A4) Heaven.   (Although 1 Thessalonians 4:17 says those Raptured will met the Lord “… in the air.” )
Q5) According to the Book of Revelations, the battle at the end of the world, will take place where: Armageddon, Armandhammer or Armaglaswegian?
Q6) That Last Battle is associated with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Conquest — or Pestilence — is on a white horse, War is on a red horse, Famine on a black horse: who’s on the Pale Horse?
A6) Death.   Death had tried a skeletal horse: but had to stop, every-so-often, to wire bits back on.   (I should ALSO mention Ronnie Soak.   He’s the horseman who left, before they got famous …)
Q7) Those marked with the Number of the Beast will — according to some — be cursed by God, at the End of the World: what IS the Number of the Beast?
A7) 666: although some offer 616, or 888, as an alternative.
Q8) Which band had a 1982 hit with The Number Of The Beast?
A8) Iron Maiden.   (Despite accusations they’re Satanists, the band’s regular long-term drummer, Nicko McBrain, is a devout born again Christian.)
Q9) Which 1976 film — and its 2006 remake — see the Antichrist being born to the US Ambassador to the UK?
A9) The Omen.
Q10) Finally … which US band had a 1987 hit with It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)?
A10) REM.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Our own distinction of right and wrong is founded too much upon the immediate convenience of the community, and does not inquire sufficiently deeply into the ultimate effect.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, TOTALLY off The subject, Debbi, you do know AdBlock Plus is available for the desktop version of Safari?   Bloody handy, that … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is great to block those annoying ads, isn't it?

1. the Trevi Fountain (which is SO awesome)
2. Chile
3. Apollo 11
4. California
5. rockets