Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31-8-2016

Oh, now, wouldn’t you know it … !?


I’ve been sent a replacement router by BT: as the old one occasionally reset itself.

I got the new one, on Saturday, had it set up on Monday … 

And, by Tuesday — last night, in fact — guess what had happened?

The shiny new router … had reset itself … !

I give in … !


In OTHER news?

I’ve just noticed — courtesy of Facebook’s Trending feature — there’s some TV news.

According to The Sun, there’s plans to have a celebrity special version of The Crystal Maze: hosted, notionally, by David Tennant.

Weirdly?   Well, weirdly, I was only thinking — yesterday — that Robot Wars has had a welcome return to our screens.

And that The Crystal Maze would be perfect accompaniment.


I hope it does get revived.

That’s something I’d happily watch … 

I wonder … would anyone like to put a team together … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Angel*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three 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) The Provisional IRA declared a ceasefire: on 31st August, 1994.   What name’s given to the political party long associated with the IRA?
Q2) 31st August, 1959, saw Britain’s PM, and the US President, make a first joint broadcast from Downing Street.   Name either of the men holding the relevant posts.
Q3) Mary Ann Nicholls, generally considered Jack the Ripper’s first victim, was found dead on 31st August, 1888: on what’s now called Durward Street.   What was it then called?
Q4) The Crown Colony of North Borneo achieved self-governance: on 31st August, 1963.   Now part of Malaysia, it’s now called what: Sabah or Sarawak?
Q5) Finally … William Livingston assumed office, on 31st August, 1776.   As the first governor of which US State?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th August, 2014, saw an apparent coup: in which African country?
A1) Lesotho.
Q2) One of NASA’s Space Shuttle’s was launched on its maiden voyage: on 30th August, 1984.   Which Space Shuttle?
A2) The Discovery.
Q3) Thurgood Marshal was confirmed in his post: on 30th August, 1967.   That post made him the first African American member of which legal body?
A3) The US Supreme Court.
Q4) Fossils were discovered in the Burgess Shale are of the Rockies: on 30th August 1909.   Shale, and fossils, were in which North American country?
A4) Canada.
Q5) Finally … 30th August, 1917, saw the birth on English politician, Denis Healey.   Which cabinet post did he hold from 1974 to 1979?
A5) Chancellor of the Exchequer: a position USUALLY called Finance Minister, in other countries.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Would that the Roman people had but one neck!”
Attributed to Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also called Caligula, 31 August AD 12 – 24 January AD 41.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        You know, Angel, I might well have to do exactly that: go out and buy a router that’d work with the kit I’ve got!   Tricky, if you’re on a budget.   And something I find mildly iffy.   After all, BT should be providing a working piece of kit: rather than ones that repeatedly have issues.

†        I’ll be frank, Olga … the new one’s having EXACTLY the same issues!   ARGH!   At any rate, I’m going to be having a word with BT about it.   Have a good trip: and good luck with tomorrow’s radio show!

‡        You know, Debbi, I might just have to take out a Netflix subscription: JUST in case the iTunes store isn’t carrying anything with Gene in it!   (There’s too many VOD channels!)


Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Irish Republican Army
2. Dwight D. Eisenhower
3. Buck's Row
4. Sabah
5. New Jersey

Make sure you ask BT for a rebate. Their faulty routers are interfering with your enjoyment of services that are supposed to be flawless. You'll get it if you demand to speak to a supervisor. ;)

Debbi said...

I know. Remember the "good old days" when there only a few networks! :)

In the US, it was three, plus the local syndicated channel and PBS. I think that's it. Until they added Fox. But that was later!

1. Sinn Féin
2. Harold Macmillan and Dwight D. Eisenhower
3. Buck's Row
4. Sabah
5. New Jersey