Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-1-2017

Every-so-often?   I’ll get an early night.

And, by contrast?

Every-so-often, I’ll get a late night.

Last night was one of the latter, I think.

Basically, where I got home from work … 

To the fact I’d recording last night’s episode of Storyville: which was all about the Stuxnet virus.

Which, back in 2010?   Managed to seriously damaged Iranian nuclear manufacturing plants.

I’d known the thing was out there, by the way.

But seeing a documentary about it?

Was certainly something I fancied seeing.   So last night’s StoryvilleZero Day: Nuclear Cyber Sabotage — was a welcome treat.

And one I found help my one, limited, lay understanding of a complicated subject.

AND was an interesting cyber-espionage story, too*.


Let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Angel†, Debbi‡ and Olga^ putting in their answers: with all three 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 UN Security Council held its first meeting: on 17th January, 1946.   The Council meets in rooms in the UN HQ.   That HQ is in which city?
Q2) The Terra Nova Expedition reached the South Pole: on 17th January, 1917.   Who led the Expedition?
Q3) Killer, Gary Gilmore, was the first person executed in the US: after the re-introduction of the death sentence.   He was executed on 17th January of which year of the 1970s?
Q4) Harald 5th acceded to the throne: on 17th January, 1991.   The throne of where: Norway, Sweden or Denmark?
Q5) Finally … Which of the Brontë sisters was born on 17th January, 1820?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 16th January, 2006, saw Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sworn in: as President of where?
A1) Liberia.
Q2) Phillip 2nd became King of Spain: on 16th January, 1556.   He was Phillip the what: Proverbial, Prudent or Precise?
A2) Prudent.
Q3) The first Spanish grammar — the rules of the language — were presented to the Queen, on 16th January, 1492.   Which Queen?
A3) Isabella 1st of Castille.
Q4) The League of Nations held its first council meeting: on 16th January, 1920.   In which city?
A4) Paris.
Q5) Finally … Which Italian family were named as Papal bankers: on 16th January, 1412?
A5) The Medici.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I am not a comic, I have never told a joke … The comedian’s promise is that he will go out there and make you laugh with him … My only promise is that I will try to entertain you as best I can… They say, ‘Oh wow, Andy Kaufman, he’s a really funny guy.’ But I’m not trying to be funny. I just want to play with their heads.”
Andy Kaufman, January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984.
And this song … 

Have a good day!

*        Copies of the thing are still out there: you can get one, here.   Am I the only person tempted to download it, convert it into an executable, and see if I could spread it … ?   Naaaaah … !

†        Angel, enjoy the day off!   Make sure you put your feet up … and lay off the colas … !   (If I had a penny for every late night cola I had … ?   I’d have £5·63 … !)

‡        I know I certainly thought so, Debbi! :D   (Oh, are they showing Sherlock on BBCAmerica?   Interesting watch.   Toby Jones crops up in the second episode.)

^        Yeah, I think Isabella and Ferdinand got about, a bit, Olga!   At ANY rate, sorry about the spoilers!   My mouth does tend to run away with me!   (One of these day’s, I’ll try and send them over to you: ways and means, an’ all that … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

If they have, I've been missing some episodes. I need to check and catch up on that!

1. New York City
2. Robert Falcon Scott
3. 1977
4. Norway
5. Anne Brontë