Friday, 6 July 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 6-7-2018: Richard 3rd, AGAIN!

6th July, 2018.

Yep, it’s a Friday.

Yep: it’s ALSO a day off.

Yep: I’ve manage to tape Humans: and have it ripping as we speak.


Moving on, and keeping an extremely straight face?

I’m no legal expert: I’d defer to Old Peculiar regular, and recovering lawyer, Debbi Mack: who understands phrases like pro bono* and tort.

But I’ve had half an eye on the news that the EU parliament is to revise EU copyright law: in ways that seriously affect the way the internet works.

If I’ve understood things correctly?   The two contentious parts of the regulations would means restricting what a person could link to: link or embed.

It would make my position as a blogger, very difficult, to give you an example.   Again, if I’ve got it right, it would make the movie and tv reviews I write, difficult, as I couldn’t find a trailer or scene on line, that I could embed into a post.

That’s something I’d rather not go through, frankly.

The relevant decision of the EU parliament, yesterday?   Was simply to delay things until September.

All I can hope?   Is that the law is not passed.

I’d rather have a free hand in what I show you.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict†, Olga‡, Trevor^ and Debbiª putting in their answers: with Trevor, Olga and Debbi scoring five out of five, and Mr S scoring four.

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

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

Q1) Richard 3rd was crowned as King of England: on 6th July, of which year?
Q2) He was the last king from the House of York.   His successor as king was from which house?
Q3) Richard was also the Duke of which G?
Q4) Supposedly, Richard killed the Princes in the … where?
Q5) Finally … who plays Richard in the first series of Blackadder?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter.   On 5th July of which year?
A1) 2016.
Q2) The probe was launched by which space agency … ?
Q3) The probe’s named for Jupiter’s wife.  She was what: a Greek goddess, a Roman goddess or a Sumerian Goddess?
Q4) The visible light camera on Juno was the … what?
A4) JunoCam.
Q5) Finally … ?   The Juno craft is powered with what: a nuclear generator, solar panels, or rubber bands?
Here’s a thought …
“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
King Richard, Act V, scene iv, Richard iii, by William Shakespeare.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Tort, I couldn’t tell you.   Pro bono — if I’ve understood things correctly — means that a lawyer, banker, or other such specialist, provides his/her services for free: because the case you’ve presented him is for the public good.   It challenges a badly made law, it affects a lot of people who have no other legal defence, it concern a medical condition that affects a large number of people, what have you.

†        Morning, Mr Sº!   Thanks for looking in!

‡        I’ve got it taped, Olgaº.   Now all I need to do is catch I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue … !

^        Oh, I can watch it, online quite happily, Trevorº.   But I can’t stream it from the browser on my Mac, to my AppleTV.   And there’s no All Four app for the AppleTV: ITV, the BBC and Channel Five all do one.   I could stream it from a recent model iOS device, to the AppleTV … if my iPod counted as recent …

ª        Did I get Pro Bono right, there, Debbiº?   He says … !   And, yes: that usually finishes quick!   The last one, I got a bit different: I asked them what version of Windows I had on my Mac … … … … … … … … … … … … … !   I’ll keep my eye open for the post!   :D   (Rubber bands and duct tape?   Come back Rube Goldberg, Heath Robinson’s getting ahead of you … )

º        Thanks for looking in, everyone!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1483
Q2) Tudor
Q3) Gloucester
Q4) tower
Q5) Peter Cook
Have a great Friday, Paul!

Debbi said...

Strictly speaking, a lawyer provides free legal services, aka, pro bono services, to people of limited means for the public good. The act of representing people with little or no means is supposed to be, in itself, for the public good. At least, as I understand the term.

I've heard about the copyright issue. I think it's probably okay to embed what you find on YouTube, because they're fairly strict about observing copyright law. And, I guess the EU doesn't have a "fair use" provision, as the US does? Or does it?

1. 1483
2. Tudor
3. Gloucester
4. Tower
5. Peter Cook