Monday, 21 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21st May, 2018

21st May, 2018.

Yes: it’s officially Monday morning.

You can tell, can’t you … ?   It’s the calendar that’s the big clue!

It’s a Monday … and the day after a day off: one where I managed to catch the last episode of American Horror Story. series 5, Hotel.

Which was … rather good: or, at least, at lot better than I managed to paint it, in last night’s write up.

I have to admit, Denis O’Hare, and Kathy Bates stood out for me.

Although I have to admit, given that last episode was called Be Our Guest?

I have this mental image of the pair doing a version of the Beauty and the Beast tune … 

Although Kathy Bates as a singing teapot is … um … 

Yeah … 


Just as a thought … ?

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, is due to make a speech, later: and state her believe that artificial intelligence — AI — can be used to help in dealing with cancer.

Which is all well and good, I think: and certainly gives AI a bit of free, positive, advertising.

My only problem?   Is that I know how governments tend to keep up with technology.   It’s taken a while for the various law making bodies to debate letting people copy songs from their CDs to their iPods.

Still not fully arranged, even now.

So my feeling?

Yes: government support for developing AI is good.

But I get the feeling there’s a lot of medical dat already being used for exactly that purpose.

I think the honourable Prime minister should keep up.


Let’s move on, shall we?

With Olga* having technical problems, yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in answers: 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) 21st May, 1946, saw Louis Slotin fatally irradiated.   During experiments, where: Los Alamos, Windscale or Chernobyl?
Q2) Which paramilitary force declared war on the IRA: on 21st May, 1966?
Q3) Dialled phone calls were introduced to the UK: on 21st May, 1958.   These UK calls were the first you could make, without going through a what?
Q4) As his state’s governor, John Malcolm Patterson declared Martial Law on 21st May, 1961: during race riots in his state.   Which state was that?
Q5) Finally … the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic was completed on 21st May, 1927: when the pilot landed in Paris.   Who was that pilot?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 20th May, 325AD was the date of the First Council of Nicaea.   The Council was in a city that’s now in which country?
A1) Turkey.
Q2) The council also settled the date of what: Christmas, Lent or Easter?
A2) Easter.
Q3) The Canon laws proclaimed by the Council, forbad what: self castration, drinking wine or tattoos?
A3) Self castration.   (You’d THINK you wouldn’t need the Church to say ‘That’s a stupid idea’, but there you go … )
Q4) Those canon laws confirmed three bishops would remain in charge of their (large) regions.   The bishops were those of Rome, Antioch … and where else?
Q5) Finally … Which Roman Emperor was influential in calling for the Council?
A5) Constantine the Great.
Here’s a thought …
“There’s a lot of people in the ghetto who go out and get a fancy car and all that. The car costs more than their house. Meanwhile, your kids need shoes. That’s not cool.”
Mr T‡, born May 21, 1952.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Olga, I’m going to see if I can do things in a different order, today: to see if that helps.

†        It was definitely something to watch, Debbi: I don’t think the Royal family knew what hit them … !   Oh … it’s on YouTube … !

‡        T’s habit of wearing hordes of necklaces comes from his days a nightclub bouncer.   A number of punters, over the years would lose assorted bits of jewellery at whatever club he’d be the doorman for.   In order to avoid an embarrassing scene when they came back for it?   He’d wear it: so the customer wouldn’t have to go into the club and make a Scene.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Los Alamos
Q2) The Ulster Volunteer Force
Q3) An operator
Q4) Alabama
Q5) Charles Lindbergh
I'm in! Not sure if it's the connection to Tumblr and it might not be affecting the rest because perhaps they don't have a Tumblr account. The thing kept redirecting me to my Tumblr dashboard, that would indicate there's something wrong anywhere (it did not send me to your posts. Are you sure you connected it to your account rather than to Tumblr... Or it is a Tumblr problem. To be honest I don't visit Tumblr other than to share my own blogs and have not seen a lot of traffic from it but...)

Debbi said...

I'll try to give it a listen when I have a moment.

1. Los Alamos
2. the Ulster Volunteer Force
3. operator
4. Alabama
5. Charles Lindbergh

Debbi said...

Just listened. Very nice! :)