Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 3-3-2016

That’s some to … 

Well, not worry about: but certainly watch, I think.

Here in the UK, the Government’s trying to introduce what it calls the Investigatory Powers bill into law: allowing for greater surveillance of our internet use.

I’m concerned … mostly as a matter of politeness.

Seemingly?   Although the Home Secretary has strengthened the various privacy aspects of the law, so people’s privacy is better protected, it still forces ISPs to keep records of websites visits, and internet use.

Granted, there’s upsides in investigating criminal and terrorist cases.

But I really don’t like the idea.

I’d rather not have the government reading over my shoulder, thank you.

These powers allow them to.

I think … ?   I think they’d be open to abuse*.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser Saw both Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) Oil was discovered: on 3rd March, 1938.   In which Middle Eastern country?
Q2) The oil discovered was what’s called what: Rude oil, crude oil or dangerous oil?
Q3) That same day — 3rd March, 1938 — saw construction completed of the world’s fastest steam locomotive.   What was it called?
Q4) 3rd March, 1983, saw the Queen open the Barbican Centre: in London.   The Centre holds one of five of the City Of London’s … what: Theatres, Libraries or public toilets?
Q5) 3rd March, 2014, saw which sportsman go on trial for murder?
Q6) Finally … 3rd March, 1966, saw the BBC announce that — from 1967 — it would be broadcasting what: in stereo, in colour or in High-definition?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd March, 1797, saw the first £1 and £2 banknotes issued by England’s central bank.   What’s the smallest denomination of banknote, currently issued?
A1) The £5 note.
Q2) The UK’s central bank now issues banknotes.   What’s that central bank called?
A2) The Bank of England.
Q3) The UK’s currency is the pound … what?
A3) Sterling.
Q4) The ‘£’ symbol used to represent the pound is a stylized version of which letter?
A4) L.
Q5) Finally … the symbol — and letter — represent which Latin word?
A5) Libra: it’s the Roman word for balance, or scales.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I like the personality of the Belgians. They’re deeply eccentric, which is something that comes across in their design - terrific.”

Miranda Richardson, born, 3rd March, 1958.
And this song …

Enjoy your day … 

*        One question occurs to me, just as an example.   I’ve occasionally given the Tor browser a go: the browser uses what’s called the Onion Network — a heavily encrypted way of accessing the ’Net — to surf around the web.   Whilst it allows access to the Dark Web, it ALSO allows one to access the regular ’Net, in a very anonymous way.   What happens to those of us who wish to use Tor, purely as a matter of principle?   If I’ve understood things correctly, this act makes using it even iffier …

†        It’s the old French phrase, isn’t it, Olga?   “The more things change, the more they stay the same ” … !

‡        Good luck with THAT one, Debbi!   (I hope one of them gets picked up!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Saudi Arabia
Q2) Crude oil
Q3) The Mallard
Q4) Libraries, I think (I’ve been to the theatre and seen the library but one of five…)
Q5) Oscar Pistorius
Q6) In colour
Perhaps at least if there's a law there will be some protection and we'll know how it works, whilst now they are checking and we have no idea what they're doing.

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I see you and I share some of same concerns about online privacy! It's been a bit of an issue here in the States.

1. Saudi Arabia
2. crude oil
3. the C28 4-6-4
4. Libraries
5. Oscar Pistorius
6. in colour (with British spelling and all! :))