Thursday, 13 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-4-2017: I’m a Tyger

Right, I’ve made a start … 

I’ver managed to get hold of an extra hard drive:  to replace a potentially failing one.

That’s been making intermittent clicking noises over the past few days.

I’d managed — last night — to make an extra Recovery Drive: something that do serious troubleshooting to a hard drive, in the event of failure.

I managed — this took a while — to re-start from that drive, and use the Restore From Time Machine to copy a my failing drive, to the new drive.

Only to realise that a Certain, Unnamed, Silly Idiot, and Local Character — Juggins here, in other words — had incorrectly formatted the new drive.


The practical up shot of all this?

At the moment, I have a new drive that’s been reformatted: ready to be used as a new main drive.

I have a new recovery drive: ready to let me install a clean version of Mac OS X Lion to that drive.

Only to find, both last night, and this morning … ?

That the main drive’s decided to stop click, and start behaving itself.

No, I don’t know why.

But I do know that — with the Recovery Drive and a spare hard drive in place? — I can take my time to do a fix.

And wait a little longer, until I’ve this week’s Easter Bank Holiday overtime money, to get the Install media.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring four out of five and Olga scoring three.

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) 13th April saw Tiger Woods win the Masters Tournament.   The Tournament is held at which course?
Q2) Tournament, course, and Tiger himself, are in — or from — which country?
Q3) Tiger’s first win was in which year of the 1990s?
Q4) When did Tiger LAST win the Masters?
Q5) As part of his prize, Tiger would’ve won what colour jacket?
Q6) There’s only one player to have won the Masters six times.   Who is he?
Q7) Tiger, himself, has won the tournament four times.   The only other player to have done this, is Arnold … who?
Q8) Who, at the time of writer was the last British winner of the Masters?   (As of 6th April, 2017)
Q9) The Masters is one of four Major Golf Tournaments.   Name one of the other three.
Q10) Finally … who was the 2016 Masters Champion?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 12th April, 1606, saw the original version of the Union flag adopted: for use on English and Scottish what?
A1) Ships.
Q2) It was then known as the what Union flag?
A2) Great Union Flag.
Q3) In either case, where was it the flag of: the UK, USA, USSR or Great Britain?
A3) Great Britain: the then name of the two kingdoms.   (The country only became the UK, in 1801.)
Q4) When the flag was used on ships, it would have been described as a Naval what?
A4) Ensign.   (Naval ensigns are used on the main mast.)
Q5) Finally … the flag usually gets called the Union Jack.   In other words, it’s meant to be flown on the back or front of a ship?
A5) The front, or bow.   (It’s flown from what’s called the Jackstaff: the flagpole on the front of the ship.)
Here’s a thought …
“Everyone knows what the Masters is, even if you’re a non-golfer. People know what Wimbledon is. They know what the Super Bowl is. There are certain events that people just know about.”
Tiger Woods.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day … !

*        Sorry about the score, Olga: but it’s a naval ensign — a junior officer AND a flag! — and Great Britain.   The country didn’t become the UK, until 1707!   It all ties in with when we became a joint kingdom, the latter, rather than two countries with the same monarch, the former.   Boy, but those timings are killers, when you write a pub quiz!   Moving on … ?   I’m just glad Anna, the older of my two younger sisters, has stuck with Apple: it makes helping transfer her details a lot easier.   I know I’ve always managed to avoid both malicious software … and buying Office: last time I looked the Mac version was £180, and the Windows version, £120.   Either are too expensive for what I need.   (I use the Apple iWorks suite, which handles my word processing and power point needs quite well: and cost £30 at the time.   Go figure.)

‡        Might have to keep an eye open for it, Debbi: it sounds interesting.   I have to admit, the dad sounds very much in the traditions of Frank Gallagher from Shameless, or Alf Garnett from ’Til Death Do Us Part.   Turns out Alf was the basis for Archie Bunker … and Eric Cartman in South Park.   (A stitch?   Now, there’s American and British English going off at tangents, again … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Augusta National Golf Course
Q3) 1997
Q4) 2005
Q5) Green
Q6) Jack Nicklaus
Q7) Palmer
Q8) Danny Willett
Q9) U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship
Q10) Danny Willett (this year it’s been a Spaniard, Sergio García.
Honestly, I told you I couldn't make head or tail or anything yesterday. I think it was the pictures of the flag and which way was up or down (The Great Britain one I got right and then re-read the question and thought it referred to now rather than at the time...). I think your hard drive felt threatened and decided to clean up its act, but it's unlikely to work long-term. Take care!

Debbi said...

Heh! :) Speaking of which, is "poofter" still a perjorative term for gay man in England?

Just wondering, since fag means cigarette. Talk about confusing! :)

1. Augusta National Golf Club
2. the US
3. 1997
4. 2005
5. green
6. Jack Nicklaus
7. Palmer
8. Danny Willette
9. the U.S. Open
10. Danny Willette