Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-2-2017: Invasion … !

Hmmm … 

That’s something … 

I don‘t know about you: but I’m on Facebook.

Have been for years: it’s a useful tool for keeping in touch, and seeking what people are doing.

And the Messenger service is a useful free way of directly contacting people.

One thing that’s annoyed me about Facebook?   Is the way people will quite happily share Like farming scams — especially the ones featuring ill children — that say something like “Hit like and comment Amen, and FB will donate X amount to a fund.”

It annoys me that people could be such mugs!


Facebook has managed to shut down a couple of accounts: ones that used this photo, along with a claim the pictured child had cancer..

The kid had chickenpox.

I’m thankful for Facebook’s actions.

But ALSO very aware of something else.

It won’t stop the practice.

After all, I can grab the needed photos, very easily.

And if I can do it?

So can you, Tom, Dick, Harry, and Mr Fraudster.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.   The day also saw Olga‡ leaving us a message: about this short: a film called Timecode.

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

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

Q1) The last attempted invasion of mainland Britain began on 22nd February: when forces from Revolutionary France landed in Fishguard, in Wales.   In which year?
Q2) The last time any of the British Isles were occupied was during World War 2.   Which isles were occupied?
Q3) The Falklands are British territory in the South Atlantic. They were invaded in 1982.   By which country?
Q4) The ‘British Invasion’ took place in the 1960s.   When British bands dominated which county’s charts?
Q5) Finally … Invasion! was a comic about an invasion of the UK: by the nefarious Volgans.   The strip was in which UK comic?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) During World War 1, 21st February, 1916, saw the start of the Battle of where?
A1) Verdun.
Q2) 21st February, 1913, saw the city of Ioannina absorbed into where: Greece, Turkey or Albania?
A2) Greece.
Q3) 21st February, 1918, saw the death of Incas: at Cincinnati Zoo.   Incas was the last known what: Thick Billed Parrot, Monk Parakeet or Carolina parakeet?
Q4) 21st February, 1948, saw the formal incorporation of NASCAR.   NASCAR organizes what: greyhound racing, stock-car racing or snail racing?
Q5) Finally … The League of Nations banned volunteer fighters, on 21st February, 1937.   In which country’s Civil War?
A5) Spain’s.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Most white Americans only discovered the blues with the British invasion.”
Ronnie Wood.
And this music: as it’s about a Martian invasion of Surrey … 

Have a good day!

*        Always wondered what the Spanish term was, Trevor … 

†        What can I tell you, Debbi?   We usually get Chicago accents, around here … !   But, as for copyright … ?   I know I’ve had to take a couple of videos off YouTube: dispute the fact I believe they’d’ve been cover by the various Fair Use provisions.

‡        Hmmm … That looks rather intriguing, actually, Olga!   If they’ve a spare, subtitled, digital copy, I’d be happy to give them a review: gives them a free write up, and me something different to watch.   Here’s hoping the knee improves.   I know how that feels, as I injured mine at school, and it’s still a little, years later.   (Hmmm … movies could get boring … or turn into strange things like The Singing Ringing Tree.)


Nik Nak said...

Actually, Olga … ?

It’s possibly worth getting Debbi‘s opinion on the copyright front: I know she‘s in a similar position to you, as a fellow creative, but ALSO run into issue posting public domain movies to YouTube.

Debbi said...

I've also taken issue with YouTube over copyright matters that seemed like fair use to me.

I'm no expert, but if the use is transformative and doesn't have an economic impact on the copyright holder, these are strong elements supporting fair use.

In the U.S., the statute provides 4 factors:

1) nature of the work
2) purpose and character of use
3) amount copied
4) economic impact

The factors are weighed, so it's impossible to say whether fair use applies without looking at the work itself and making a best guess. Sorry, that's the best I can offer. :) It's bewildering!

1. 1797
2. the Channel Islands
3. Argentina
4. the United States
5. 2000 AD

trev-v said...

A1 1797

A2 Channel Islands

A3 Argentina

A4 U.S.A.

A5 2000 AD

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Thanks, Paul. So far I've only posted my own movies to You Tube (that's why they are so fantastic, ha!), mostly about my books, with my own images, images I've purchased or copyright free (I see people creating videos using images of known actors and clips of films but I'd never dare and I've warned people more than once). The only other types of videos I've posted are either me showing people how to do something with screen captures, or just talking...
I haven't watched the short in full myself, as I've never met the actual creator, only his mother, and I don't think she's particularly technically oriented. I realised it's available on-line, but on a site you must be a member of (I didn't check any further). I might be wrong (although I've read several interviews they don't mention it) but I have the feeling there might be no spoken dialogue, although perhaps there is... I'll let you know if I hear anything else, but as I'm not there at the moment, it will probably be after the fact.
Now I must go and check the clip. I'm intrigued