Saturday, 17 February 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17th February, 2018.

17th February, 2018.

Things first … ?

Let me gently yawn: it’s an early start, as I have to get to work.

And confess that yes:  could WELL be an interesting weekend.

My birthday present could be turning up.


Frankly, I’d be grateful if it did: transferring over accounts usually takes a while!



Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 17th February, 1977, marks the death of Father Janani Luwum: archbishop of the Church of Uganda.   Many believe his death to be a murder: a murder ordered by whom?
Q2) 17th February, 1979, saw China invade where?
Q3) 17th February is the feast day of Saint Constabilis.   He’s patron saint of the town of Castellabate.   And of who else: tinkers, tailors, soldiers or sailors?
Q4) 17th February, 1838, saw Voortrekkers in South Africa, massacred: by the forces from which tribe?
Q5) Finally … Myles Standish was named as the military commander of Plymouth Colony: on 17th February, 1621.   Plymouth Colony is in what’s now which US state?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 16th February saw Howard Carter open whose burial chamber?
Q2) In which year: 1921, 1922 or 1923?
A2) 1923.
Q3) The chamber — technically part of the tomb designated KV62 — was in the Valley of the … whom?
A3) Kings.
Q4) The tomb’s occupant was a ruler of ancient where?
A4) Egypt.
Q5) Those rulers were which ‘P’
A5) Pharoahs.
Q6) The chamber is the only part of the tomb that’s what: cursed, decorated or plastic?
A6) Decorated.   (Actually, that should be curséd: cursed … but with extra ed.   More scarabs, in other words …)
Q7) A statue of Anubis was found in the tomb.   Anubis was an ancient god: with the body of a man and the head of a … what?
A7) Dog or jackal.
Q8) That god was associated with the way the tomb’s occupant was preserved.   That process was called what?
Q9) According to news in 2015, archeologists have evidence of what, hidden in the tomb.   Of hidden what: chambers, frescos or cats?
A9) Chambers.
Q10) Finally … ?   The body was wearing a famous golden death mask.   That mask is now in a museum in which city?
A10) Cairo.
Here’s a thought …
“I think the art of filmmaking is something you learn through actions, by doing it, not by learning theories. And as you do it, your mind starts to change.”
Alejandro Jodorowsky, born 17th February, 1929.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day … 

*        It’s possibly worth a look around, then, Olga.   I do know Carphone Warehouse were offering one model of Pay-as-You-Go phone on O2 at an affordable price: but would sell it to me without charging me a tenner top up.   The O2 shop itself?   Charged a tenner more for the same phone: but at least wouldn’t ask for the top up!   Go figure!   (Yes, I know there’s some seriously affordable contract phones, but with my credit history … !)

†        That kind of remands me of a customer I was friendly with, called Dan: who’d gone into computers as his dad was a computer engineer.   Dan ended up as a serious IT bod with the likes of Goldman Sachs.   One thing Dan picked up from his Dad?   The computers in The Italian Job are the old fashioned ones with reel-to-reel tapes used as data storage: where we’d now use USB sticks or blank DVDs.   Apparently, the one in the film are running backwards.   Apparently, running them backwards meant they’d be going slowly enough to be filmed!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Idi Amin
Q2) The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Q3) Sailors
Q4) Zulus
Q5) Massachusetts

It sounds as if you might have an exciting weekend ahead (if the weather is the same there, you're probably better off at home). Take care.

trev-v said...

A1 Idi Amin

A2 Vietnam

A3 Sailors

A4 Zulu

A5 Commonwealth of Massachusetts

As some one who used to program computer that used reel to reel tape decks I can tell you that normally they went faster backwards (unloading) than they did going forwards. Normally going forwards they were either writing or reading data and this required a brief (milliseconds) wait for the computer and tape deck to agree a successful transaction. This often meant that it looked like there was a jerky movement. Mind you I wrote machine code programs to advance a tape a certain number of feet. The deck would then be opened and the operators would cut off the first part of the tape which was probably given errors as often only the first 50 - 100 of each tape was used. A new tape leader5 would be glued to the tape. After a number of tapes had been done the computer room floor was often ankle deep in cut of tape.

This was done because back then new tapes were expensive and Nottinghamshire County Council whom I worked for back then did not want to waste tax payers money.

Debbi said...

Film is funny that way!

1. Idi Amin
2. Vietnam
3. sailors
4. the Zulu
5. Massachusetts