Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4-1-2016

Well, THAT was odd … !

As much as I complain about the router I have — a BT HomeHub3 — my internet service provider, BT … ?

Usually manage to do a good job of making sure the signal from the net keeps coming down the pipes.

Even if I wish those signals … you know … moved a bit faster!

Last night, though?   After I got home from the office?

I was faced with a ‘You are not connected to the Internet’ message.

With no problems at my end: at least, my bills are paid, I’d cache cleaned my browsers on everything, restarted the router, modem and my devices … 

Still not a sausage.

It was only after waiting for a while, that things righted themselves.

I did manage to contact BT, though.

Apparently?   They’re having issues that they’re working to resolve.

But are going to be affecting lines, intermittently, over the next forty-eight hours.

JUST in time for my two days off.

Yeah … 

Thanks, BT … !


But let’s move on …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process.

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 Netherlands and Great Britain signed the treaty that formed the Triple Alliance: on 4th January, 1717.   They signed it: along side which European country?
Q2) 4th January, 1986, saw the death of singer Phil Lynott.   Which band was he the frontman for?
Q3) Utah was admitted to the Union: on 4th January, 1896.   The State is home to the HQ of which church?
Q4) Whilst in the US … 4th January, 2007, saw the US Congress convene: electing its first female Speaker of the House in the process.   Who was she?
Q5) Finally … The Spirit Rover landed on its target planet: on 4th January,  2004.   What WAS that planet?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The original parts of Bitcoin went into operation: on 3rd January, 2009.   The digital currency was created by a person known as what?
Q2) Roy Jenkins, MP, quit his position: on 3rd January, 1977.   He went on to become president of the what: European Commission, Vatican Bank or Board of Trade?
Q3) More to the point, who’s the current holder of the office?
Q4) That same day — 3rd January, 1977 — saw the formal incorporation of Apple.   The company’s headquarters are in which Californian town?
A4) Cupertino.
Q5) Finally … The SALT 2 treaty was signed by the leaders of the USA and the Russian Federation: on 3rd January, 1993.   Name either of the leaders concerned.
A5) US President George Bush Sr, or his Russian counterpart, Boris Yeltsin.
Here’s a thought …
“I love the Chinese words for greeting: not strictly ‘hello’, but ‘have you eaten, yet?’”
Rick Stein, born 4th January, 1947.
And a song … 

Have a nice day … 

*        Thought I was off the mark, there, Debbi†: still it struck me!  :D   At ANY rate … I don’t know if you get an extra point … but you DO get a round of applause for sharing National SF Day on Facebook.   Like I think I said, I think the UK equivalent would mark the births of Wells or Wyndham!   I’ve got the BBC’s 1980s version of Day of the Triffids, somewhere: the theme tune was unnerving …

†        I know what you mean, Debbi, about James Bond villains.   Mind you … did we mention Tiger Tanaka … ?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) France
Q2) Thin Lizzy
Q3) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons)
Q4) Nancy Pelosi
Q5) Mars
If BT is having problems, most others will too as they use the same lines, unless it's fiber that I think is different...

Debbi said...

Always liked that name! Tanaka! :)

1. France
2. Thin Lizzy
3. the Mormon Church or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4. Nancy Pelosi
5. Mars