Who wants to NOT be a millionaire quiz!

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
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and I thought you were a fan of the West... all those civil war facts you know.
But I guess that is a specific interest of yours.... wars. I mean.

Still time.

I wonder if you've even heard of this author > A real legend of Western writing. Western as in wild west..
Louis L'Amour wrote lots of short western novels. Him?
 

HBS Guy

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Sage = sagebrush?

Nah, Westerns never a particular interest of mine.

Wars bring about huge changes, in technology for one. One war created the US, another preserved the Union and “government of the people by the people for the people.”
 

HBS Guy

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AHAHAHAHA what a fluke!

OK, in computing what does “RISC” stand for?

Bonus question: why is RISC good?

Nothing to do with ‘risk.’
 

HBS Guy

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Reduced Instruction Set Computer

More powerful and less heat produced. I have a MacAir with Apple’s RISC chip. Battery life is amazing and the fan has never come on despite summer heat.

Most mobile phones have RISC chips—battery life important.

Intel is firmly in the complex instruction set computing—that may cause it problems.
 

HBS Guy

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Stock is added but stock is not soup. I looked at several recipes online, none mentioned soup or eggs.
 

HBS Guy

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Cassoulet, French dish of white beans baked with meats; it takes its name from its cooking pot, the cassole d'Issel. Originating in Languedoc in southwest France, cassoulet was once simple farmhouse fare, but it has been elaborated into a rich and complex dish.
 

HBS Guy

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Next question. ALL Aussies here should know the answer.

Tasmania is named after Abel Tasman.

Who sent him on the voyage that led to Tasman’s discovery?
 

HBS Guy

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My goodness, every Aussie should know this!

Tasmania was originally (to mid 1800s) called something else. << This is what we call a clue.
 

HBS Guy

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Van Diemen it was. Tassy was called Van Diemen’s land until the 1850s.

Aussie’s question.

I thought the clue I posted would jog some memories!
 
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