Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-3-2017

Right … 

That’s the spare monitor sold off.

As you’ve possibly realised, I’ve had trouble with the second screen I’d been using.

Which turns out to work well with a different computer!

I’m starting to think the problem is the video card on my second hand Mac: which has affected a previous (refurbished) screen.

I’m ok with that, actually.   Whilst the video card would be pricey?   Picking up another, refurbished monitor would be cheap enough.

In fact, I’ve spotted one on Amazon. 

It’s all good!



And on an ever gooder front?

Work seems to be going well.

To the point where, over the past couple of nights, I’ve been buddying up.

In other words, I’ve had a newcomer sat beside me and listening into my calls: so they learn how not to do it, I’m assuming!

Either way?

I’m pleased to get the responsibility.


But 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) The London Protocol was signed on 22nd March, 1829: by delegates from France, the UK and Russia.   The Protocol established the borders of where?
Q2) Thirty-two people were killed, on 22nd March, 2016.   In suicide attacks in which European city?
Q3) Britain’s ambassador to where, was assassinated on 22nd March, 1979?
Q4) 21st March, 1948, saw the birth of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.   He and Sir Tim Rice received the Best Original Song Oscar: in 1996.   For a song from which musical?
Q5) Finally … Chip makers, Intel, made the first of a well known line of processor chips — the 80586 — available: on 22nd March, 1993.   What brand of chips?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Confederate Vice President, Alexander Stephens, gave the Cornerstone Speech: on 21st March, 1861.   In the speech, Stephens said what was the Confederacy’s cornerstone?
A1) Slavery.
Q2) 21st March, 1935, saw the Shah of Iran formally ask the world to use his country’s native name in any correspondence.   What had Iran been called, until then?
A2) Any number of variations of the name, Persia.
Q3) The US President announced the country would be boycotting the 1980 Olympic Games, on 21st March, 1980: in protest at Soviet actions in Afghanistan.   Which US president was it?
Q4) Which famous US prison closed: on 21st March, 1963?
A4) Alcatraz.
Q5) Finally … 21st March, 1935, saw the birth of football manager, Brian Clough.   Which Michael Sheen film was about Brian’s time at Leeds United?
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“A knife is sharpened on stone, steel is tempered by fire, but men must be sharpened by men.”
From The Walking Drum, by Louis L’Amour‡, 22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988.
And a song … 

Have a good day.

*        Yep, he’s gone, Olga: and I can’t help wonder if there was an equivalent figure in ETA … (At any rate, have a good time dog-sitting.   And I keep meaning to check out The Damned United, myself.   Michael Sheen usually nails historical figures voices.)

†        That we will, Debbi!   I’ve got the Today programme on, at the mo: apparently, Mr Trump’s got a secret plan to defeat ISIS!   It’s going to be bigly!!  And the Mexican’s are gonna pay for it!!¡!   (Yes, I meant Michael Sheen.   Did you ever see The Doctor’s Wife?   He’s the voice of House, the asteroid.   He’s the best thing in the Underworld films.   And, talking of presidents?   Frost/Nixon: “It’s not illegal if the president does it …”.)

‡        I’ve never actually read any Louis L’Amour.   But I can remember — back when Brentwood Library was in what’s now a nursery — they had hordes of his stuff.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The London Protocol was signed on 22nd March, 1829: by delegates from France, the UK and Russia. The Protocol established the borders of where? Greece
Q2) Brussels
Q3) Holland
Q4) Evita
Q5) Pentium

Michael Sheen is fabulous but I must admit I'm yet to watch Timothy Spall on anything I haven't liked yet, and I thought he was fantastic here too.

Debbi said...

I'm so sure the Mexicans will pay for Trump's YUGE plans! :)

1. Greece
2. Brussels
3. the Netherlands
4. Evita
5. Pentium

Debbi said...

I'm resubmitting these, because I want to make sure I put all the right ones.

1. Greece
2. Brussels
3. the Netherlands
4. Evita
5. Pentium

This is what happens when you get so distracted by everything, you can't remember what you did five minutes ago! :)