Monday, 7 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 7-3-2016: The Dog and Bone

Well, it’s official: today, I’m back at work.

And actually looking forward to it.

Basically, the new set of offers start, today: which means the new set of offers come in … 

And the new staff contest comes starts.

Given I came in third in the recent one … ?

I’d like to get a head start … 


On other fronts … ?

Are you a Mac user, like me?

I would seriously suggest — if you are, and you’re a frequent user of popular BitTorrent app, Transmissionseriously suggest that you upgrade the software immediately.

Seemingly, the first piece of ransomware for OS X — called KeRanger — has been spotted in the wild: and it’s hidden in a poisoned copy of Transmission.

I’ve just update my copy to the relevant version: as a matter of mild urgency.

I’d rather NOT pay a ransom: and I’d rather you didn’t, either … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and Olga† looking in, to say hello.   The day saw Debbi scoring four out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and Video … 

Q1) 7th March saw Alexander Graham Bell receive the patent for the telephone.   In which year of the 1870s?
Q2) Bell developed what became known as the telephone, as a spin-off from devices for teaching whom: the blind, deaf or mute?
Q3) Famously, there’s arguments about who invented the phone.   Bell … or Elisha … whom?
Q4) The phone turns sounds into what kind of signal: electrical, audio or optical?
Q5) Talking of the devices, themselves … your home phone is usually called what: a landline, cell phone or radio-telephone?
Q6) A phone line between two (or more) specific locations is usually called what: a rented line, leased line or bought line?
Q7) In the UK, they’re mobile phones.   What’s the US term for them?
Q8) If you have to start a dialing a phone number with the +44 prefix, you’re making an international call to which country?
Q9) If you’re making a phone-call by VoIP, you’re calling by Voice over … what?
Q10) Finally … landline based phone-calls, are traditionally routed through what: an exchange, interchange or router?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th March, 1997, saw whom launch a rather royal website?
Q2) 6th March, 1957, saw Ghana become independent of the UK.   The country is on which continent?
A2) Africa.
Q3) 6th March, 1340, saw the birth of John of Gaunt, the First Duke of where: Lincolnshire, Leicester or Lancaster?
A3) Lancaster.
Q4) 6th March, 1899 saw Bayer register a trademark: for what’s now one of the world’s best known medications.   What medication?
A4) Aspirin.
Q5) Finally … 6th March, 1521, saw Ferdinand Magellan sight what he called the Islas de las Velas Latinas.   We call the island … what?
A5) Guam.
I’ll leave you with this …
“Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you.”
The original phone call, made by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson, on 10th March, 187x.
And THESE phone themed tunes …

Enjoy your day!

*        I think we can saw, Debbi^, it went well: AND I didn’t get dip down my front … !   (Oh, Debbi … ?   If you’re using Transmission for anything, I would SERIOUSLY get that update.   It’s not that often Macs get malicious software aimed at them … and I’d rather yours and mine didn’t!)

†        I think we can say it went well, Olga^: Dad’s Army won’t win any Oscars … but WAS funny, and entertaining … !

^        If you’re interested, my write-up’s here … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1876
Q2) Deaf-mute (is this cheating? I guess probably mute as he was trying to teach those who could not speak because they couldn’t hear)
Q3) Gray
Q4) electrical
Q5) landline
Q6) Leased line
Q7) Cells or cell phones
Q8) United Kingdom
Q9) Internet Protocol
Q10) exchange
Yes, I had head something about it but...

Debbi said...

Don't think I've used that program, but one can never be too careful!

1. 1876
2. the blind
3. Gray
4. electronic
5. a landline
6. leased line
7. cell phones
8. the UK
9. Internet Protocol
10. an exchange