Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-6-2017: Jaws

You know, there’s a lot of stuff that’s easy to do.


Painting walls.   Building huge, well designed, buildings.   Running marathons.

Doing them well, on the other hand?

Is a whole other matter.

One thing that’s easy to do — as I know from work — is typing errors.

Which I suspect might have something to do with one piece of news I saw, yesterday.

It’s seems a marketing firm working for the US Republican party has given access to 200 million people’s details: leaving it easily accessible on a public cloud server.

Those details?   Could easily be used to commit all sorts of cyber-crime.

For starters, you’ve a whole pile of names, addresses and phone numbers: complete with details on the person’s opinions, and preferences.

I’d imagine whoever’s gained access to that?   Will be wallowing in criminal opportunities.

I’m not sure for certain: but I’d imagine that sort of information is going to generate a lot of personalised phising emails!

According to the news?

The firm that held the data made a mistake with the accessibility settings: which meant anyone with the link could get to it.


But say they have since modified those settings.

I’m betting the reason the settings were the way they were?

Is because someone’s made a simple mistake: as simple, say, as accidentally picking the wrong item from a drop down menu.

It’s that simple, that easy … 

To cause a lot of issues … 


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’s does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 20th June saw the original release of Jaws: in which year of the 1970s?
Q2) Who directed Jaws?
Q3) Jaws itself, is what: a pike, a great white shark or an anchovy?
Q4) The film is based on a 1974 novel by Peter who?
Q5) The film’s famous for its music: who wrote that music?
Q6) Jaws is set on the fictional Amity Island.   The island is supposed to be in which US region: New England, the Pacific north-west or the Great Lakes?
Q7) Who plays Police Chief Brody in Jaws?
Q8) Robert Shaw appears in Jaws as a shark hunter called Quint.   In which film does he play Red Grant?
Q9) Oceanographer and marine biologist, Matt Hooper, is played by whom?
Q10) Finally … ?   Jaws was distributed by who: 20th Century Fox, Universal or MGM?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 19th June, 2012, saw Julian Assange seek asylum: in which country’s embassy?
A1) Ecuador’s.
Q2) 19th June, 1991, saw Soviet troops leave which country?
A2) Hungary.
Q3) The first man to get a Test Cricket century, and take 8 wickets in one innings, did so on 19th June, 1978.   Who was he?
A3) Ian Botham.
Q4) Actress Pier Angeli was born: on 19th June, 1932.   What was the name of her 1951, debut English language movie?
A4) Teresa.
Q5) Finally … Salman Rushdie was born: on 19th June, 1947.   Which of his novels earned him a fatwa, from Ayatollah Khomeini?
I’ll leave you with a recommendation …
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
Chief Martin Brody.
And the only tune you could have in a Jaws themed quiz … 

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

Have a good day.

*        I knew there was something I meant to do with that question, Olga: phrase it as English language debut … !   See?   Typing errors, everyone does ’em!   As for London … ?   What can I tell you, Olga: I think it’s the heat … 

†        Nuts doesn’t even start, Debbi!   I think we need the word bonkers, at some point!   (What were you saying about the Republicans, Debbi?   I mean, APART from the sarcastic lines about them making good hiring choices?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Bonkers! Great word. :)

BTW, if I wanted to run a short part of a fiction podcast script with a female British character past you, would you give it a look? It's short.

I'm trying to make her distinct from her American "friends". But I want to make sure I'm using the right slang. :)

1. 1975
2. Steven Spielberg
3. a great white shark
4. Benchley
5. John Williams
6. New England
7. Roy Scheider
8. From Russia With Love
9. Richard Dreyfuss
10. Universal

I'm trying to make it a comic mystery. Or, at least, a bit funny.

Of course, I could put it on my blog. We'll see.