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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:22 pm

To save time, I can tell you the first people to crack the code were the Poles.

They did a lot of research into it when it first came out in the 20s but of course it was still in a very simple form.

Alan Turing and his colleagues did the real hack work when the code had become so sophisticated.

I was at Bletchley Park last year and the tour group I was with could not even begin to understand what it meant when the guide pointed out to us that there were over 30,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 different combinations for each group of five letters used in a sentence!

If anybody would like to have a go at playing with an Enigma Machine there is one on the German submarine which is on display at the Woodside Ferry Terminal opposite the Pier Head.

Somebody else like to set a question please?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:09 am

OK Phil

What are the names of the 'Two Little Boys' in the song of the same name?

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby lily8 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:59 am

Sorry Bern I can only remember Jack :oops:
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:45 am

Sang this song to our Joe when he was little...think answer could be Joe and Jack :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:18 am

Hard lines Lily - halfway there, but Shelagh gets the 2 of 'em for the win.

Over to you Shelagh.

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:58 am

Most people can remember the old police boxes..but can you name three standard items contained in the box (excluding telephone)??
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby filsgreen » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:15 am

Hard one that Shelagh, and it's right up Ernie's street. Unless you had been held in there by a Policeman, you wouldn't know what was in there as the public phone was outside. I never had a clue so I googled it. :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:25 am

1 Sonic screwdriver
2 K9's lead
3 Tom Baker's scarf

What's that you say?
The TARDIS isn't a real police box?????
Oops, sorry! :wink: :lol:

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:24 pm

Phil..we had a local police box on corner of Balfour and Knowsley road, always wanted to know what was in there..followed many a policeman..but never did find out!
Discovered contents many years later by asking a copper :D
Bernie :lol: :lol: :lol: a much more interesting answer :D definitely a worthy winner!
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:01 pm

Shelagh

Let's leave it a while to see if anyone comes up with the proper answer as mine was just a bit of fun.

If no takers by later tonight I'll set a new question.

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:43 pm

I spoke to an officer in one, he was sitting at a desk or table, so table & chair.
He had a brew so presume a kettle ( unless he had a thermos ) .
Can't recall anything else but were they standard or personalised by the local Bobby, maybe a heater in Winter or mini fridge in Summer.? Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:29 pm

Ken, you are correct..standard box was equipped with mini desk, stool, and heater, (not sure about a fridge) some little boxes even fitted with electric lighting..other essentials consisted of first aid kit, and fire extinguisher!
Imagine some were made a lot cosier than others :)
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:33 pm

Not often I can say this...."The police box was before my time* :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby filsgreen » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:23 pm

When did they go, Ernie?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:37 pm

Easy one, two parts,
A) Name the most Northernly Capital city?
B) Name the most Southernly Capital city?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bonesy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:22 pm

Edinburgh & London Cus :D

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:29 pm

:lol: Behave Cus. :D Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:53 pm

Reyjavik & Port Stanley?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:26 pm

Half right Bernie :D K
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Story of my life Ken :wink:
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:32 am

Try again with...

Nuuk & Port Stanley?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Thommos sister » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:09 am

I thought it was Wellington N.Z for the southernmost capital?? T.S :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:13 am

Yeah, Wellington (TS) and Reykjavik (Bernie) .
Have a go TS, we haven't had one from you in while.
All the best.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:24 am

Isn't Stanley south of Wellington?
Or, is it just that it's so small it's not counted as a city?

As an aside, I mentioned story of my life above - typical I changed the one I had correct for a duffer on my second stab! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:47 am

I never said but understood most would figure Sovereign State capitals and Stanley wouldn't qualify on that criteria. :lol: K

ps. Never heard of Nuuk but will check it and Port Stanley cos it will keep me awake at night not knowing. :oops: K

pps. Bern you would have right about Nuuk & Port Stanley in terms of geography.
Nuuk is just a few miles North of Reykjavik. Never been to either place, no trees to
chop down but maybe a cruise destination some day. :wink: K
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:52 pm

TS , your go I believe . :D Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Thommos sister » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:51 am

Oops soz folks have been a trifle busy...yes making trifles ha ha........
Multi choice (from cruise quiz)
How long does it take light from the Sun to reach Earth
1. 1 minute
2. 8 minutes
3. Instantly
4. 24 hours
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Tina,

I think it is 8 minutes?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Thommos sister » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:50 am

Over to you Maestro Phil, well done!! :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby lily8 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:13 am

Hi Phil so glad you are better :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Just found this thread languishing near the bottom of page 3 - your go Phil :wink:
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Thommos sister » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:45 am

I've bumped it up again, Phil how many games has L.F.C won this year 2017.....Toffee Lady... :lol:
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby filsgreen » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:49 pm

Erm, is it 2, TS? :D
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bernie R » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:34 am

Has this thread passed its sell by date????
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby filsgreen » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:25 am

Maybe Bernie, there's plenty of tumbleweed round. :)
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