Sunday, 25 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-9-2016

Oh, my LORD, but it’s a Sunday … !

But frankly?

Still one where I’ll be job-hunting.

After all … ?

After all, the fact I’m out of work just means I’ve got more to time to go out and get yomping.

So to speak.

Here’s hoping I can bag something as a result.


Oh, something I’ve meant to highlight, for a couple of days, now?

I noticed a piece on the BBC’s Technology news, that some recent models of Lenovo laptops are set up in such a way, that installing a Linux distribution — a free operating system, like Ubuntu or Mint Linux, in other words — was next to impossible.

Now, I’ll happily being a Mac fan.

But one thing that I’ve come to believe, over the years?   Is that consumers should have a choice when it comes to computer kit.

And I don’t just mean in terms of tablets vs laptops, or cheap vs expensive.

I also think having a choice of operating system is important.

I know Lenovo say things will Linux OSes would work on these laptops: once distro makers have updated their code.

But think maybe the company could have let people know!

They’ve — intentionally or otherwise — made making a free choice, rather tricky.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.   The day ALSO saw me realising that Angel† had put in her answers for the day before: and scoring nine out of ten in the Phantom teaser.

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

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

Q1) 25th September, 1066, was the date of the Battle of Stamford Bridge.   The Battle marked the last invasion of  England.   By whom: Germans, Vikings or knotweed?
Q2) England and Scotland signed the treaty that defined their common border: on 25th September, 1237.   That Treaty was the Treaty of where: York, Arbroath or Cardiff?
Q3) In the UK, 25th September, 2003, saw the end of the enquiry stage: of the Hutton Enquiry.   The Enquiry was enquiring into whose death?
Q4) Thirty-eight prisoners escaped from the Maze Prison: on 25th September, 1983.   The Maze was in which country of the UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales?
Q5) Finally … British forces withdrew from Arnhem, on the night of the 25th September, 1944: marking an end to the Battle of Arnhem.   The Battle was in which European country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th September, 1890, saw the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the Mormons, in other words — renounce what: racism, polygamy or drinking tea?
A1) Polygamy.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the 2006 TV series about a Mormon practicing what had been banned?
A2) Big Love.
Q3) Which Japanese car company was incorporated: on 24th September, 1948: Daihatsu, Honda or Mitsubishi?
A3) Honda.
Q4) Black Friday — 24th September, 1869 — saw the US price of what, fall drastically: silver, gold or oil?
A4) Gold.
Q5) The US Navy launched the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier: on 24th September, 1960.   What was it called?
A5) The USS Enterprise.
Q6) Finally … Nirvana released their second — and possibly best known — LP: on 24th September, 1991.   What was it called?
A6) Nevermind.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.”
Pedro Almodóvar, born 25th September, 1949.
And this music … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Enjoy those, Debbi!   And you’re right, it’s a screaming tragedy!   The embuggerance is getting around … 

†        Hang on, Angel, MI6 wrote The Phantom of the Opera … ?   That’ll give Gaston Leroux a headache!   At any rate … ?   Cheers for the advice … I THINK I can start doing that lot … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Vikings
Q2) York
Q3) Weapons expert Dr David Kelly
Q4) Northern Ireland
Q5) The Nederlands
Yesterday it was la Mercé, celebrated in Barcelona and we took a chance to visit a few of the official buildings and museums for free. Very interesting but tiring. Good luck with work...

Debbi said...

It is, indeed, Paul!

1. Vikings
2. York
3. Lord Brian Hutton
4. Northern Ireland (I remember this from a previous teaser!)
5. the Netherlands