Sunday, 1 July 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-7-2018: International Tartan Day

1st July, 2018.

Yeps.   It’s a Sunday!

Which means … well, frankly, not a lot.

Bar the odd bit of cleaning, and maybe — just MAYBE — shopping.

And doing some Teaser videos: I’ve a couple of interesting, shorter, themed videos to do.

Well … 

I think they’re interesting.

I wrote the blessed things.


You know, there are some websites you can’t get too.


Where they’re blocked under various UK court orders.

Demonoid, for example.   Pirate Bay, another.   ExtraTorrent, a third.

All of them let you access illegally shared copyrighted material, online.

You try getting to either, with your regular browser?

Your Internet Service Provide sends you to a list of sites it has to stop you going to.

You’d need a copy of TorBrowser — or something like it — to get to sites like those.

I have to admit, I got bored at work, yesterday.

And randomly went to have a look for Demonoid: fully expecting to be blocked by the IT department.

Long story.

But I’d expect the IT department to have a block in place.

I got through.

With Internet Explorer.

God knows how!

There’s questions.

Why didn’t the IT department block Demonoid?

Why didn’t my workplace ISP block Demonoid?

Why on the gods green earth did I go looking?

Oh … 

And how much trouble am I in … ?

God knows … !


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) 1st July is International Tartan Day.   Tartan comes from which country of the UK?
Q2) International Tartan Day is mostly marked where: Australia, North America or Argentina?
Q3) Tartan Day — as opposed to International Tartan Day — is usually marked on which day?
Q4) International Tartan Day marks the day when a ban on wearing tartan was lifted.   The ban was lifted in which year?
Q5) Finally … different tartans were worn by different family groups.   Whose extended groups were called … what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) According to the United Nations, 30th June is International what Day: Asteroid Day, Brown Dwarf Day or Comet Day.
A1) Asteroid Day.
Q2) The National Organization for Women was founded: on 30th June, 1966.   It’s the largest feminist organisation: in which country?
A2) The USA.
Q3) Two countries merged their economies on 30th June, 1990.   Name either on of the two.
A3) East or West Germany.
Q4) 30th June, 1969, saw Nigeria banned the Red Cross from going where?
A4) Biafra.
Q5) The article, On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies was sent for publication: on 30th June, 1905.   The paper was one of the first written by which whom?
A5) Albert Einstein.
Here’s a thought …
“Scottish-Americans tell you that if you want to identify tartans, it’s easy - you simply look under the kilt, and if it’s a quarter-pounder, you know it's a McDonald’s.”
Billy Connelly.
And here is — God help me! — a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Hmmm … I don’t know if it’s any help, Olga, but have you tried — HA! — turning the extensions on and off again … ?   Safari occasionally gets the same issue, and turning them off, one at a time, and switching on again, helps!   I’ll keep my eye open for the film: Lena sounds like a fascinating woman!   (Morrissey is certain a mix of things.   But that’s what keeps us going, I think.)

†        I don’t think there’s any major plot points, revealed, Debbi: from what I can tell, the leaked footage from early on in the episode.   The Sonic Screwdriver looks very interesting, though.   There’s an episode of Star Trek: Voyager called Drone: which show a futuristic Borg drone called One.   The new sonic looks like him: lots of curvy aluminium.    (I can’t get used to aluminum!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Scotland
Q2) Australia
Q3) April 6th
Q4) 1747
Q5) Clans
Thanks, Paul. It seems that many of the extensions have become disconnected and they seem to take a while to get back in-sync. It seemed to have to do with AdBlocker, that suggested to uninstall and install again, but getting it back to the correct settings is proving tricky. Oh, well.
I hope you don't get into serious trouble. It should be blocked, but the problem sometimes seems to be the use of general blockers (when I worked in an NHS hospital, sometimes we would be blocked from searching information about medications (drugs and came with a warning) or crimes and research on that (although we worked in a forensic unit and had criminals locked up). I didn't know about those sites, but I'd never gone looking for them. Yes, it's wisest not to do your research at work (although as we seem to be checked everywhere, there's no easy answer). All the best.

Debbi said...

That's funny. Rick has a tough time with that extra syllable in aluminium. :) We were just discussing the different British and American spellings of words, too. How ... humourous? Colourful? :)

1. Scotland
2. Australia
3. April 6
4. 1782
5. clans