Thursday, 5 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 5-1-2017

Hmmm … 

Wouldn’t you just know it … 

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll have realised that I was having problems: connecting to the internet.

Getting frequent ‘You Are Not Connected To The Internet’ messages.

I first noticed it on Tuesday night, when I got home from work.

I got it, again, yesterday.   Which was annoying: I fancied a film, but couldn’t guarantee being able to watch one.

One thing I did do, yesterday?

Was phone BT to chase up what was happening with the situation.

According to them?   The problem was not the connection, as originally thought.


It was the router.

The dratted HomeHub3: the one they’d originally replaced for me, a couple of months ago.

After I’d complained about the thing!

Thankfully?   BT’s Sending a replacement.

But, LORD, I’m not happy!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Before my signal drops!

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 questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 5th January, 1933, saw construction of what, start: the Empire State building, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam?
Q2) During the Troubles, the Royal Ulster Constabulary raided the Bogside: on 5th January, 1969.   The Bogside is an area of which Northern Irish city?
Q3) 5th January, 1932, saw the birth of writer, Umberto Eco.   Which of his novels was turned into a film with Sean Connery and Cristian Slater?
Q4) 5th January, 1919, saw the founding of what was then called the German Workers Party.   It would later achieve notoriety … as the what party?
Q5) Finally … President Dwight Eisenhower made a speech, on 5th January, 1957: outlining what’s now called the Eisenhower Doctrine.   The Doctrine promised military or financial aid.   To countries where: Eastern Europe, South America or the Middle East?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) France.
Q2) 4th January, 1986, saw the death of singer Phil Lynott.   Which band was he the frontman for?
A2) Thin Lizzy.
Q3) Utah was admitted to the Union: on 4th January, 1896.   The State is home to the HQ of which church?
A3) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: also known as the Mormons.
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?
A5) Mars.   (Cue the music … )
Here’s a thought …
“Today it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d'état, still use tanks.”
Umberto Eco, 5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016.
And a bit of a dog … … 

Have a good day … 

*      I really couldn’t tell you, Olga.   I CAN tell you BT’s sending me a new router: one of the new super-duper ones I wanted them to send the last time I complained about the model I’ve had for some time.   I don’t know if it’ll be any better or worse … but I wish they’d done it in the first place.   (Oh, THAT reminds me … what was it you wanted my help with?   I keep meaning to ask!)

†        Apparently, Debbi, it means ‘paddy field dweller.’   And it’s fourth most common surname in Japan.   On a par with ‘Williams,’ in the UK, ‘Jones’ in the US, and ‘Rodriguez’ in Spain.    (Tiger Williams doesn’t sound as exotic … !)


Mr Strict said...

1> Golden Gate Bridge.
2> Derry, County Londonderry.
3> The Name of the Rose.
4> The Nazi's or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei.
5> Military aid to the Middle East. (A doctrine which is still applied)

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Golden Gate Bridge
Q2) Derry
Q3) The Name of the Rose
Q4) National Socialist German Workers' Party or Nazi Party
Q5) Middle East
Let's hope that sorts it. I think I wanted to ask you about the practicalities of a possible plot point, as it had to do with computers, but haven't go that far yet and I think the story might go in a different direction, but thanks again. I might come back to you on this depending on how things go...

Debbi said...

True! Man, you've had some bad luck with routers, huh?

1. the Golden Gate Bridge
2. Derry
3. The Name of the Rose
4. the Nazi Party
5. the Middle East