Saturday, 23 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 23-2-2013

Hmmm … 

Now that’s possibly even more worrying.   

Do you remember me saying, a couple of days ago, now, that Macs at Apple HQ had  been hit by malicious hackers: but had issued the relevant security patch, pretty quickly.

That followed after both Facebook and Twitter were targeted: with Facebook highlighting the fact it traced the attacks to a specific office block in Beijing.

Well, it seems they’re not the only ones: it turns out Microsoft’s machines have also been affected.

You might just want to check — and install — any outstanding security updates.   Just to be on the safe side … 

Now, let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers in: along with giving me a quick call, yesterday*, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 23rd February saw the first powered flight in Canada: and the British Empire.   By which plane: the Silver Dart, the Golden Arrow or the Platinum Flechette … ?
Q2) 23rd February, 1883, saw Alabama pass what sort of law: a libel law, an antitrust law or contract law … ?
Q3) 23rd February, 1954, saw the first use of the Salk vaccine: in Pittsburgh.   What disease does the Salk vaccine vaccinate against … ?
Q4) 23rd February, 1999, saw the destruction of the small village of Galtür destroyed by an avalanche.   In which European country is Galtür … ?
Q5) And finally … 23rd February, 532 AD saw Justinian 1st order the building of which cathedral … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd February, 2002, saw the death of animator, Chuck Jones.   Name any of the three characters to feature in his ‘Hunting Trilogy’ of shorts … ?
A1) Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd.
Q2) More to the point, with which film studio did he made the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons … ?
A2) Warner Brothers.
Q3) Jones also — at one point — worked on which cat and mouse cartoons … ?
A3) Tom and Jerry.
Q4) Which skunk did Jones work on … ?
A4) Pepé Le Pew.
Q5) And finally … which Chuck Jones directed cartoon is set to a Richard Wagner soundtrack … ?
A5) What’s Opera, Doc?.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Paul Tibbets, the man who flew the Enola Gay
“I’m proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it, and have it work as perfectly as it did... I sleep clearly every night.”
Paul Tibbets, February 23, 1915 – November 1, 2007
And giving that it’s Howard Jones’ birthday … ?

Here’s his first UK hit … !

Oh … And as we GAVE it a mention, yesterday: have a HAPPY ending … 

And finally, given Mr Strict, over on Twitter has wished everyone a groovy weekend … ?

*        It was definitely good to talk, yesterday, Debbiº!   That made my day, thanking you … ! :D

º        Oh, did you see the introduction, today, Debbi … ?   You might just want to check for security updates, just in case … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was great talking to you, too! :) We do regular virus scans and updates on our computers, so hopefully we're okay.

1. the Silver Dart
2. an antitrust law
3. polio
4. Austria
5. Hagia Sophia

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