Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 17-9-2013

Oh, now THAT had me panicking … !

I actually had a phishing attempt, last night: seemingly from BT, my internet service provider.

And that claimed I owed £146.

I have to admit to panicking: as the dratted thing slipped past my spam filters, ending up reaching my iPod: that and the fact it came in at roughly the time I’m expecting a genuine bill, seriously worried me.

I frantically checked my desktop.

Which is when I slowly realised it started ‘Dear Customer’: usually the guaranteed sign you’ve received a bulk email.   That it had been sent to lots of recipients: the headers I have active showed as much.   And that the blessed thing came from ‘BT Bill’.   In other, nowhere near a BT accounts department.

As a final straw … ?   I clicked on the link the mail provided: lo and behold, Safari’s on-board “This Is A Phising Site” alert flashed up.

Thank god I slowed down to check.   And thank heavens BT, themselves, have an email address to forward these things to.

At least I could do something about it, rather than just fume.

Right … enough of my issues: let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s had her hand checked out, she also bagged four out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 17th september, 1630, saw the founding of which US city … ?
Q2) In which US state is that city … ?
Q3) 17th September, 1991, saw the first version of Linux released to the public.   What’s the mascot of Linux … ?
Q4) 17th September, 1983, saw Vanessa Williams become the first black American to win the Miss America beauty Pageant.   What was her biggest UK hit … ?
Q5) 17th September, 2006, saw the eruption of Fourpeaked Mountain.   In which US state is Fourpeaked Mountain … ?
Q6) Finally … 17th September, 1944, saw the tart of Operation Market Garden: a World War 2 operation that saw troops parachuted into which European country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th September, 1908, saw the founding of General Motors.   In which US city is General Motors headquartered … ?
A1) Detroit.
Q2) 16th September, 2005, saw the arrest of crime boss, Paulo di Lauro, in Naples.   What name is given to the Neapolitan Italian Mafia … ?
A2) The Camorra.
Q3) 16th September, 1620, saw the start of the Mayflower’s voyage, to the US.   From which English town did it depart … ?
A3) Plymouth.
Q4) 16th September, 1992, saw the UK leave the ERM.   What did ERM stand for … ?
A4) Exchange Rate Mechanism.   (The mechanism was one of the precursors to the Euro.)
Q5) Finally … 16th September, 1968, saw the UK’s Post Office introduce its First Class stamps.   Whose head is traditionally on UK stamps … ?
A5) The Queen’s: or, at least, the current monarch’s.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this thought from a very well known racing driver …
“The problem comes when you say that danger is part of the equation. Then you don’t do any more work on safety. That shouldn’t happen.”
Damon Hill, born 17th September, 1960.
And — given it’s Ned’s Atomic Dustbin frontman, Jonn Penney, birthday — this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you, Debbi: medical Technology’s rather good these days, even if it takes a while … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) I've got all sorts of ideas cooking, if I can just get my health back in better order.

1. Boston
2. Massachusetts
3. the penguin
4. Save The Best For Last
5. Alaska
6. Holland