Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-7-2015

Hmmm … 

That’s inconvenient … 

You’ve possibly worked out I like binge-watching things?

Usually TV shows.   I’ve managed Sapphire and Steel, just recently, and I’m catching up with Blake’s 7.

Actually, the latter is proving … problematic.

Not the series, itself: that’s as good as it ever was.

The (minor) problem comes with what to do with it, after I’ve finished watching them.

As I’m sure you’re aware, DVDs are region coded.

In other words, DVDs will only play in the part of the world they’re released in, in other words.   It’s part of how film companies keep an element of copyright control of their content.

That’s complicated by the fact some DVD players in the UK are what’s called ‘multi-region’: capable of playing DVDs from any part of the world.

My problem … ?   Is that I’d like to sell on the Blake’s 7 box set, once I’m done with it.

The only problem, there … ?   Is that my local CeX will only take it … if the box explicitly says it’s a Region 2 DVD.

It IS … going by the original order details.   It’s just a shame the box doesn’t actually SAY so.

Hmmm … 

Gumtree it IS then … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both 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) 22nd July, 1992, saw Pablo Escobar escape from a prison in Columbia.   He’d been head of which drug cartel?
Q2) Some call the 22nd July, Pi Approximation Day: as the fraction the date resembles, is a common approximation of Pi.   What IS the fraction?
Q3) More to the point, Pi represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its … what?
Q4) 22nd July is — for many churches — the feast day of Mary Magdalene.   How many demons is Jesus said to have cast out of her?
Q5) Singer-songwriter and drummer, Don Henley, was born on the 22nd July, 1947.   With which US band did he find fame?
Q6) Finally … FBI agents shot and killed Public Enemy Number One: on 22nd July, 1934.   Who WAS Public Enemy Number One?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st July, 1861, was the date of the First Battle of Bull Run: during the US Civil War.   Which side won: Confederacy or Union?
A1) The Confederacy.
Q2) 21st July, 1959, saw the launch of the NS Savannah.   The ship was the first merchant ship powered how: by diesel fuel, nuclear reactor or steam engine?
Q3) 21st July, 1951, saw the birth of Robin Williams.   In which 1980 film did he make his movie debut?
A3) Popeye.
Q4) 21st July, 365 AD, saw a tsunami hit which Egyptian city?
Q5) Finally, Davis Tutt was shot and killed: on 21st July, 1865.   By whom?
A5) Wild Bill Hickok.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“What makes this game so delightful is that when both teams get the ball they are attacking their opponents goal.”

Jimmy Hill, 22 July 1928.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Glad I could suggest it, Debbi: the most recent episode … … Hmmm … SPOILERS … !

†        You know, ID papers could WELL be useful over here, Olga.   In fact have been suggested, relatively recent.   I like the idea: but, like many others, didn’t like the last proposed scheme as —  for me — it was too expensive to get hold of one.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

You've just reminded me it's the patron Saint of my mother's name today. María Magdalena... I do have a multiregion DVD player as when I was doing my PhD I had to get hold of films that sometimes only were available in American version and wanted to be able to play them. I don't watch that many now, mostly internet...

Debbi said...

That show is really awesome! :) Don't spoil it for me.

I loved the part where the blonde beat the crap out of the humans! I mean, they're sentient robots, so you can understand why she would get just ... crazy after what happened to her.

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