Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 30-3-2016: Batman

Hmmm … 

A few days ago, now, I remember telling fellow Mac users of a nasty piece of ransomware that targeted people using a corrupted version of Transmission.

An issue since solved.

Lincolnshire County Council was ALSO attacked: again, an issue since sorted, but still worrying.

Something that DID catch my eyes, in the BBC’s Technology news, though … ?

Was this piece: telling us about a new piece of ransomware, doing the rounds … that infected small networks.

I don’t think something like that will target my machine: after all, it’s one individual Mac: and the variants are targeting Windows based networks.

But I can at least be careful.


I’ve been talking to at least two local Councillors about this: and will be forwarding the piece, as and when … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 30th March saw Batman introduced.   In an issue of which comic: Action Comics, Detective Comics or Batman?
Q2) In which issue did the character debut: 25, 27 or 29?
Q3) That issue was published, when: 1935, 1937 or 1939?
Q4) Batman was created by artist, Bob Kane: working with which writer?
Q5) Batman is based in which fictional city?
Q6) When not fighting crime, Batman is which millionaire playboy?
Q7) In his playboy alter ego, he’s ably helped by an old family retainer: called … ?
Q8) Batman is usually assisted by his city’s police commissioner.   Who IS that commissioner?
Q9) Batman’s parents were murdered when he was a child: which is what motivated him to become a vigilante.   They were murdered by a mugger called Joe … what?
Q10) Which of Batman’s enemies is ALSO known as Oswald Cobblepot: Two-Face, the Penguin or the Scarecrow?
Q11) Selina Kyle is better known how?
Q12) Finally … Conrad Veidt film, The Man Who Laughs, is said to have provided the inspiration for Batman’s greatest enemy.   Who IS that enemy?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th March, 2014, saw the first same sex marriages happen in which part of the UK: England and Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland?
Q2) A European country became the first to ban smoking in the workplace: on 29th March, 2004.   Which country?
A2) The Republic of Ireland.
Q3) NASA’s Mariner 10 probe flew past Mercury, for the first time: on 29th March, 1974.   How long is Mercury’s year: 78 days, 88 days or 98 days?
A3) 88 days.
Q4) The night of 28th March, and early morning of 29th March, 1942, saw the first successful bombing raid of a German city, by the RAF.   Which German city?
A4) Lübeck.
Q5) Finally … Dr John Pemberton brewed the original batch of Coca Cola on 29th March, 1886.   Which African nut is used to make the drink?
A5) The kola nut.
I’ll leave you with this quote …
“Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible …”

Batman, Detective Comics #33, The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom, written by Bill Eger.
And these videos … 

And you can’t mention the Bat … WITHOUT mentioning this guy …

Have a good day …

*        Have a good trip back, Olga!   Enjoy the questions!

†        Oh, blimey, good luck with THAT, Debbi!   Enjoy the sunshine!


Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. Detective Comics
2. 27
3. 1939
4. Bill Finger
5. Gotham City
6. Bruce Wayne
7. Alfred
8. Jim Gordon
9. Matches
10. the Penguin
11. Catwoman
12. the Joker

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) According to them (Detective Comics) it was the 17th of May..
Q2) 27
Q3) 1939
Q4) Bill Finger
Q5) Gotham City
Q6) Bruce Wayne
Q7) His butler, Alfred
Q8) Jim Gordon
Q9) hill
Q10) The Penguin
Q11) Catwoman
Q12) The Joker
Oh, they've cancelled the flight and I couldn't get anything over the weekend so now I'm coming back on Monday. Thankfully at least I'm at my mother's so there isn't an accommodation problem. :)