Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 20-2-2013

Hmmm … 

That’s a bit of a worry … !   I have to admit, I manage to read this article, yesterday: about an attack on Apple’s own systems, via a Java exploit.

Apple, bless ’em, have had a bit of a iffy rep, when it comes* to issuing security patches but in this case, managed to get the relevant one rolled out, pretty quickly: to the point I managed to update my main machine last night, and my spare, this morning … 

And am gently making ‘phew’ type noises.   Chinese cyber-espionage types aren’t getting into MY machine … !

Ahem … 

Let’s get moving on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s been having a bit of a rough time, recently, also bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 20th February, 1816, saw which of Rossini’s opera’s debut in the Teatro Argentina … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which Italian city is the Teatro Argentina … ?
Q3) 20th February, 1962, saw who become the first American to orbit the Earth … ?
Q4) 20th February saw the USSR launch the Mir space station: in which year of the 1980s … ?
Q5) 20th February, 1935, saw Caroline Mikkelsen become the first woman to set foot, where … ?
Q6) And finally … 20th February, 1872, saw the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: in which US city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th February, 1976, saw President Ford rescind Executive Order 9066: the World War 2 US government order that interned whom … ?
A1) Japanese Americans: as well as Korean Americans.
Q2) More to the point, which cast-member of the original series of Star Trek was affected by Executive Order 9066 … ?
A2) George Takei.
Q3) 19th February, 2001, saw a five-mile exclusion zone, around an abattoir identified as a source of Foot and Mouth disease.   In which English county was this … ?
A3) Essex.
Q4) 19th February, 1473, saw the birth of which astronomer … ?
A4) Nicolaus Copernicus.
Q5) 19th February, 1945, saw 30, 000 US marines land on Iwo Jima: name either of the Clint Eastwood films about the Battle Of Iwo Jima …
A5) Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima.
Q6) And finally … 19th February, 1906, saw the founding of the Kellogg Company: under which name … ?
A6) Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Gloria Vanderbilt …
“I’ve always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success.”
Gloria Vanderbilt, born 20th February, 1924
And this song from Rihanna.

Enjoy today … 

*        I’d ALSO suggest that — whatever operating system you have on your computer — you check for those all important security updates: keep you machines up-to-date.   After all, Macs make up a small group of the computer population: I’d imagine it won’t be long before this particular Java hole is discovered — and exploited — in PCs.

†        Look at it, this way, Debbi, things can only improve … !   (Which is possibly cue for a song with a very upbeat chorus: over here … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) I hope my hand improves by the time I start going to conferences. I also hope we can plan a trip somewhere this year.

1. The Barber of Seville
2. Rome
3. John Glenn
4. 1986
5. Antarctica
6. New York City