Here’s A Little Brain Teaser

Introduction

My mentor drAnalog has advised me how to use Google Analytics to produce statistics of site visits. The analysis has thrown up some interesting results and from them I have concocted a Brain Teaser for your delight. Sorry no prizes given but you have the satisfaction of taking part.

My Brain Teaser

  • Some Derby people made 21 visits to this blog using an unspecified number of computers which we have to assume kept the same settings for each visit they made and hopefully used the same service providers each time.
  • 13 visits were made using Internet Explorer, 6 using Google Chrome and 2 using Firefox browsers.
  • 16 visits were made with Windows PC’s and 5 with Mackintosh computers.
  • 18 visits were made via btcentralplus.com, 2 via ntl.com and 1 via virginmedia.com (service providers).
  • 18 visits were made using 24bit colour and 3 using 32 bit colour systems.
  • 8 visits used 1920×1200, 7 used 1366×768, 4 used 1280×800 and 2 used 1680×1050 screens.
  • 19 visits use Flash version 11.1 r102 with Java support and 2 use Flash version 10.0 r32 without Java support.

What was the minimum number of COMPUTERS needed to make the 21 visits to the blog?

I suspect there might be enough data to deduce the answer but I can’t guarantee it.

Answers posted in comments will be seen by others.

Stig of Bus Drivers In Saltburn-By-The-Sea

Stig of Bus Drivers Controls The X4

This must be the Stig of bus drivers getting his bus up this steep hill in one go without sliding all over the place in these snowy winter conditions.

This is miraculous driving of the X4 service single deck bus shown here going up Saltburn Road1 between Vista Mar and the Spa Hotel at Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire.

It must take a bit of skill in the summer never mind in these icy winter conditions. The road has a gradient of 25%.

The video shows several cars on the road many of which are having difficulty driving under these conditions. Some are skidding and others are being pushed, but this bus zips through them and drives straight up the incline without skidding or stopping.

Here is the same Arriva X4 service bus in better weather.

See the sea view from Saltburn Road near the Spa Hotel on Google Street View.

For those who want to visit here is a travel guide to Saltburn-by-the-sea.

Footnotes

  1. I have done my geography and looked at Google Maps to check the location of this steep winding road. I found the action happens on Saltburn Road and not Saltburn Bank as mentioned in the Simjem video. That  is another road adjoining Saltburn Road to the east of this location.