Friday, 11 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11th May, 2018.

11th May, 2018.

Yep: I’m back to work, today: and frankly?

Kinda looking forward to it.

It gets me out of the house and — Ha! — earning!

Needs must, and all of that … !

Especially when there’s only so much you want to watch on TV.


Talking of work … ?

I know the office I’m in tends to NOT let people use USB sticks to transport files around.

There’s too much chance of them being lost: with sensitive work documents on them.   AND too much chance of them having unspotted malware: malware that can ruin a commercial computer system.

It’s fairly common, I’m told.

Which makes me wonder why IBM have announced they’re going to be implementing the same policy: starting from yesterday.

I mean … 

Haven’t they been doing it, already … ?


One last piece?

I’m a news fan: constantly having the BBC’s news channel, or Radio 4’s Today programme, on in the background.

I noticed, over the past few days, there’d been concern about singer, Scott Hutchison: who’d gone missing, seemingly in a seriously distressed state of mind.

With a police appeal being issued, last night, asking for witnesses who’d seen him on a bridge to come forward.

A bridge … 

I saw that and thought that sounded …ominous.

To me, it seemed obvious police believed he’d gone to that specific bridge, committed suicide by jumping from it … and they’d need people who’d seen him there, to confirm this.

So they could justify looking for a body.

This morning … ?

There’s been another item from the BBC’s website.

Police have found a body … 

The conclusion seems both obvious: and, as is often the case, deeply saddening.

My thoughts go to the singer’s 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) The UK announced on 11th May, 1956, the name of the first African nation to gain independence from Britain.   Which country was it?
Q2) Siam changed its name on 11th May, 1949.   To what … ?
Q3) Eight people died over the course of 11th May, 1996.   Attempting to reach the summit of which mountain?
Q4) The Diamond Sutra — the world’s oldest known printed book — was first printed on 11th May, 868.   In which country … ?
Q5) Finally … 11th May, 330 AD, saw Byzantium renamed what: Constantinopolis, Nova Roma or Margate?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) South Africa’s first black president was named: on 10th May, 1994.   Who was he?
Q2) A rebellion started on 10th May, 1857: in which British Imperial territory?
A2) India.
Q3) During the US Civil War, 10th May, 1865, saw Union troops capture the President of the Confederate States of America.   Who was that president?
Q4) Who was named as Director of the FBI: on 10th May, 1924?
Q5) Finally … The Betamax video tape was introduced to the world: on 10th May, 1975.   By which well known Japanese company?
A5) Sony.
Here’s a thought …
“It seems to me perfectly obvious when my enemies, my friends and the public in general pretend not to understand the meaning of the images that arise arid that I transcribe in my pictures, how can you expect then to understand them when I myself, who am their ‘maker’, understand them as little?” 
Salvador Dalí, 11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Oh, heck, buses!   There’s ALWAYS problems with buses, Olga.   I have now idea how god or bad their where the course was … but I’m convinced Brentwood’s bus timetables are the greatest work of fiction going … !   (Actually, the buses aren’t that bad, near me: but less frequent if you don’t live nearest a station or Brentwood High Street.)

†        Trust me, Debbi, it’s easy … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

The course was good, and that part of Barcelona is very good (and posh. Not somewhere we could afford) but although there are many buses, everybody wants to get there as soon as possible and nobody seems prepared to wait 5 minutes (although I got in the bus in the first stop, but it was almost full already).
I hadn't heard about all that. Sad news about the singer...
Before I forget, the answers...
Q1) Gold Coast
Q2) Thailand
Q3) Mount Everest
Q4) China
Q5) Nova Roma
I hope work isn't too bad.
All the best.

Debbi said...

I'll take your word for it. :) Not sure when I'll be giving it a go--I'm in the midst of a horrific screenplay rewrite!--but you've tempted me.

1. Ghana
2. Thailand
3. Mount Everest
4. China
5. Constantinople