Sunday, 26 February 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-2-2017

You know, I think I can officially say this: I’m looking forward to next weekend.

No, really.

It’s my birthday, next weekend: I get another year older.

That’s not actually what I’m looking forward to.

Nope … 

I’ve booked the weekend off.

That’s the bit I’m after.

It means I get to sleep in, at the weekend!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.   The day also saw Olga† dropping us a line: on the day before’s Teaser.

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

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

Q1) 26th February, 1935, saw Robert Watson-Watt carry out the first demonstration of RADAR.   RADAR is a contraction of the phrase, “Radio Detection And … ” what?
Q2) Vincent Massey was the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada.   He was sworn in on 26th February of which year of the 1950s?
Q3) Another first … 26th February, 2008, saw the New York Philharmonic play the first concert of its type, where: North Korea, Vietnam or China?
Q4) 26th February, 1929, saw President Coolidge sign the Executive Order that formed the Grand Teton National Park.   The Park is in which US state?
Q5) Finally … Who escaped from a prison on Elba: on 26th February, 1815?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 25th February, 1901, saw the incorporation of US Steel.   By Elbert Gary: and which magnate?
Q2) Corazon Aquino was named as the President of the Philippines: on 25th February, 1986.   Which dictator did she replace?
Q3) 25th February, 2016, saw three people killed — and fourteen injured — in a mass shooting in Hesston, and Newton.   The two cities are in which US state?
A3) Kansas.
Q4) A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights — on 25th February, 1982 — brought an end to what, in UK schools: the death sentence, corporal punishment or school dinners?
Q5) Finally … Hiram Rhodes Revels was sworn into office: as the USA’s first African American congressman.   Which Party was he a member of?
A5) The Republican party.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When it comes to cooking, the best friends of a working woman with a family are a three-tiered steamer and a casserole.”
Fanny Craddock, 26 February 1909 – 27 December 1994.
And some Fats Domino … 

Have a good day!

*        Who, me, Debbi?   Never!   *Hastily dumps the ‘Wiseguy comments’ file.*   At ANY rate ,school dinners weren’t too bad.   Not even the tapioca pudding.   (Adding jam to it, didn’t make it any less bland, though …)

†        Now, that just seems odd to me, Olga: that fact there’s no built in screen recording software in Windows!   There’s usually something on macOS, I know that much.   At ANY rate?   Have you ever thought of checking out sites like SourceForge‡ or GitHub?   Usually they’ve got something for free that do the job, even if it’s not polished.   Hang on … was that your voice?   (Is that any help, Debbi?)

‡        Unfortunately, about the only time someone’s written a piece of ransomware for macOS?   Involved SourceForge.   The people who did it came up with a spiked version of Transmission, and put it of the App’s official SourceForge page.   Given SorceForge’s place in the open source community?   That’s like coming up with a malicious version of Microsoft Office … and sneaking it onto Microsoft’s own download site.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Yes, it's my voice. I know at the time when I got Snapchat I checked everywhere and most of the options available had become paying options or didn't exist any longer. I tried that one for free and seemed easy enough (it sits at the top of the screen and you can use it whenever) and although of course, they always try to sell you updates, it didn't require paying regular fees or thing things like that.In the past, it has happened to me that I've become reliant on a free programme that has become paying at a time when it wasn't convenient, so I'm very weary... By the way, if you just check my youtube channel (one has to call it something) there are some videos where you can even see me. This is not a recommendation, it's a warning.
Good idea to have the weekend off. Will we have a celebratory weekend quiz?

Debbi said...

Great to hear your voice, Olga! Very cool! :)

Thanks for the info, too. I've been using SmartURL, which is also free:

It also stores your information. But I should give yours a try, maybe.

1. Ranging or Radio Direction and Ranging
2. 1952
3. North Korea
4. Wyoming (I've seen the Tetons. They're amazing!)
5. Napoleon Bonaparte