Friday, 25 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 25-9-2015

Hmmm … 

Looks like I’ve possibly got issues, there.

I’m getting some static on my second monitor … 

As you may or may not know, I’ve got a Mac Pro: capable — indeed connected to — two monitors.

The newer of which … is fine.

The other, bought second hand … ?   Is getting some weird static.

That doesn’t clear up, after changing to new cables.

Worst case … ?

Well, worst case, I need a new computer.   Or new video card, certainly.

The least I can do … ?   Is buy a refurbished monitor: which I can afford, this week.

Here’s hoping it’s not — in the words of the late Sir Terry Pratchett — a complete whittle … 


But, while monitor number two is still functioning, let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† 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) 25th September, 1964, marked the start of the War of Independence: in Mozambique.   Mozambican guerrillas were fighting for their country’s independence from which European nation?
Q2) 25th September, 1983, saw 38 prisoners stage a successful escape: from which high security prison?
Q3) 25th September, 1066, saw the date of the Battle of Stamford Bridge.   The Battle marked the last attempted invasion of England by whom: Spain, the Vikings or the Knights Templar?
Q4) 25th September, 1977, saw the first Marathon run.   In which US city: Boston, Chicago or Denver?
Q5) Finally … 25th September, 1237, saw the signing of the Treaty of York: establishing the border between two countries.   Name either of the countries.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th September, 1906, saw Devil’s Tower named as a US National Monument.   By which US President?
Q2) The Tower is in which US state: Montana, Wyoming or Colorado?
A2) Wyoming.
Q3) The Tower’s name in Lakota is Matȟó Thípila.   In English, this translates as Bear … what?
Q4) The Tower is in the Bear Lodge Mountains: part of which range?
A4) The Black Hills.
Q5) Finally … The Devil’s Tower famously features in which 1977 film?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I feel like I could run for President.   People often laugh, but if I set my mind to it, within the next 15 years I could be in the White House.”
Will Smith, born 25th September, 1968.
And — in a bit of a double — this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Thought you might, Olga!   (Actually, it’s not as bad a problem as I thought: basically, the box breaks up anything it records into chunks of up to twenty minutes in length.   The problem, when I’m transferring stuff … ?   Is to work out which order they’re supposed to go in … !   It’s a video version of one of these things … )

†        I thought so, Debbi: did you know he was in a band, at college … ?

‡        Mr Smith eventually made it to Washington … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Portugal
Q2) Maze Prison
Q3) Vikings
Q4) Chicago
Q5) England and Scotland
It sounds like a puzzle... I hope the monitor situation is not a total loss...
I always wondered if we might see Clint Eastwood as president but I think he's too busy with other things... Will Smith might not be such a bad choice.
Have a great weekend!

Nik Nak said...

Actually, Olga, I’ve worked out what it is.

It’s interference … from an external hard-drive/caddy combination I’ve got … !

I’m … 

Well, I’m looking as embarrassed as only a blogger can … !

Debbi said...

FYI - I'm putting up my John Lennon on YouTube. Check it out when you can. I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)

1. Portugal
2. the Maze Prison
3. the Vikings
4. Chicago
5. England and Scotland