Sunday, 2 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-4-2017: KerCHING!

*Yawn* … 

It’s a Sunday.   Which you’d possibly guessed!

And, of course, it’s a Sunday where I‘m working … 

Which you’ve possibly ALSO expect.

At some point, I’m going to have to book a weekend off.

Well, it’d be nice to sleep in on a Sunday.

At ANY rate … ?

I’ve the night off, tonight: which means I’ll be seeing my family for dinner.

Which means I’m going to have to ask one youngest sister for money: in order to get her laptop repaired.

I know people say Macs are expensive.

Which is a good point.

On the other hand?

Ruth’s spent £30* on a new battery, is going to spend another £90 — and lose three weeks use of a computer —and has already lost man-hours.

You do the math … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw 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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 2nd April, 1792, saw the US government pass the Coinage: that established the US Mint.   What’s the largest denomination US coin in everyday circulation?
Q2) What’s the smallest denomination?
Q3) Who’s head is on that coin?
Q4) The Quarter is worth how many cents?
Q5) The Quarter is also known as two … what?
Q6) The five cent coin is commonly called a what?
Q7) George Washington traditionally appear on which US coin?
Q8) Which president is on the US half dollar coin?
Q9) The half dollar is worth how many cents?
Q10) Finally … which US coin is worth a dime?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 1st April is April Fools Day.   In the UK, April Fools Day jokes are supposed to be played before when: midday or midnight?
A1) Midday.
Q2) Bollywood film, April Fool, was a hit: in 1964.   The film is in which language: Urdu, Hindi or Marathi?
A2) Hindi.
Q3) April Fools Day, 2015, saw which search engine announce it’s Cute Cloud: dedicated specifically to tons of videos about cute animals?
A3) Bing.
Q4) Which US state announced it would issue its own currency, on April Fools Day, 2016?
A4) Texas.
Q5) Finally … An early reference to April Fools Day was made by John Aubrey.   When: 1684, 1686 or 1688?
A5) 1686.
I’ll leave you with some songs about money … 

And a thought …
“The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.”
Benjamin Franklin.
Have a good day … !

*        OK: so that’s £120, for the repairs.   The shop’s told me that the repairs could take up to three weeks.   On top of the what, four weeks the thing’s been out of action.   Let’s assume Ruth’s lost two hours pay, at the UK’s minimum wage, for each of those working, five day, weeks.   That’s £15 per day, over five days: over eight weeks.   5*15 is £75.   Times seven weeks?   Is £525.   Add £120, the gives us £645.   That won’t give you the top end iMac, or MacBookPro.   But will get you the cheapest, stock, MacMini, plus a mouse, wired keyboard, and cheap monitor from somewhere like CeX.   As an owner of a number of Macs, over the years?   That are ageing, but still going?   Go figure.

†        The weekend’s been fine, so far, Olga!   Let’s hope it stays that way!

‡        I think I know the ones you mean, Debbi: there’s been a few, though!   Actually … the chap behind the desk in those opening credits is George Markstein.   Markstein was the show’s script editor for much of its run: and argued the show’s origins owe a lot to his telling McGoohan about a place in Scotland, where the UK government kept spies … who didn’t finish the training … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1 dollar (although I guess like the half dollar they are difficult to come by. I lived there for almost a year and can’t remember ever seeing one. I’m sure Debby must have)
Q2) One cent (or a penny)
Q3) Lincoln
Q4) 25
Q5) Two bits
Q6) A nickel
Q7) The quarter
Q8) Kennedy
Q9) 50
Q10) The 10 cents coin

Debbi said...

That's a fascinating tidbit! :)

1. the quarter
2. the penny
3. Lincoln
4. 25
5. bits
6. a nickle
7. the quarter
8. John F. Kennedy
9. 50
10. um ... a dime! :)

Am I missing something or is that last one a belated April Fool's joke? :)