Saturday, 20 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-4-2017

Right … 

Yesterday was nice: it was the first Friday off in a while.

I could’ve ended up in the pub: which I didn’t especially fancy.

Instead?   I’ve ended up watching more episodes of Mr Robot*.

Three more episode of Series 2, if you most know.

And … ?

Just so you know, the central character — Elliot, played by Rami Malek — is a seriously unwell — but very sympathetic — computer hacker: who has hallucinations of his dead father, played by Mr Robot.

One of the other characters?   Is Elliot’s sister, Darlene, played by Carly Chaikin.   She’s deeply cynical … but also sympathetic … 

And VERY ruthless … !

She’s … getting nastier as the series progresses … !

Obviously … ?

There’s all sorts of stuff running in the family!


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 questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 20th May is the feast day of Saint Bernardino of Siena.   He’s the patron saint of whom: alcoholics, gambling addicts, or heroin addicts?
Q2) 20th May, 1743, saw the birth of Toussaint L’overture.   Toussaint was s key figure in which nation’s history: Haiti’s, Cuba’s or Jamaica’s?
Q3) The first ever solo transatlantic flight by a female pilot, started on 20th May, 1932.   Who was that pilot?
Q4) Arno Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson discovered a well-known form of cosmic background radiation.   What kind of background radiation: infrared, ultraviolet or microwave?
Q5) Finally … 20th May, 1990, saw the first elections NOT to be dominated by Communists, held where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 19th May, 1935, saw the death of T. E. Lawrence.   The retired Army colonel was better known as Lawrence of where?
A1) Lawrence of Arabia.
Q2) Giscard d’Estaing was elected as French President: on 19th May, 1974.   Name either of the final two candidates in this year’s French Presidential election.
A2) Far right candidate, Marine Le Pen or centrist, Emmanuel Macron.
Q3) Tennis player, Heather Watson, was born: on 19th May, 1992.   She was born in Saint Peter Port: on which of the Channel Islands?
A3) Guernsey.
Q4) That same day — 19th May, 1992 — saw the birth of singer, Sam Smith.   His song, Writing’s on the Wall, is the theme tune to which James bond film?
Q5) Finally … Parliament passed the law — on 19th May, 1649 — that declared England to be a type of republic.   A type called what: Republic, Commonwealth or Confederacy?
A5) Commonwealth.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”
Moshe Dayan, 20 May 1915 – 16 October 1981.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        One plotline in series two?   Is that fsociety, the hacker group Elliot and Darlene are members of, has managed to hack into the FBI’s computers.   Most of the FBI agents talk about how pissed off Director Comey is: both about the hack AND the leak of recordings of a rather important meeting.   Which seems a bit odd, in retrospect … …

†        Trouble with that, Olga … ?   Is we’d be trying to get the worms back into the can!   After all, being able to spread info via computer?   Is just too useful.   As is online shopping.   Think we can only not put stuff online, if we don’t put stuff on a computer.   Personally, though?   I find writing with word processors handier than using a pen and paper.   I don’t end up with a cramped left hand.   (Don’t know if you’re a Dr Who fan, Olga, but this’s year’s series?   Is looking great!)

‡        I know an easy way of muting some of the commercials, Debbi: move to the UK, and just watch the BBC.   Mind you, you get endless ads for the latest Beeb series.   There’s only so many Match of the Day trailers I can deal with!   Totally off the subject, though …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Gambling addicts
Q2) Haiti
Q3) Amelia Earhart
Q4) Microwave
Q5) Romania
I only catch up on some series when I have time but hardly ever watch anything as it comes out on the telly (unless it's a very short series that happens to start while I'm in the UK) but I keep reading.
Have a good weekend.(Oh, I didn't mean not using computers, but rather having a completely different way to access and store data so we didn't need to input passwords and account numbers, etc). I'm also much faster typing and like word processing but it all has its uses.

Debbi said...

Would love to have a second residence there! Maybe a second citizenship! :) There or Canada! :) Both awesome.

Canada has baseball. But England gave us Doctor Who!

1. gambling addicts
2. Haiti's
3. Amelia Earhart
4. microwave
5. Romania