Thursday, 9 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 9-3-2017

You know, in amongst the Budget news, yesterday?

Was all sorts of stuff.

Big news on the Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar front?

Was that I managed to catch a movie: although I don’t know whether I was impressed with Nosferatu*: but I CAN say I’ve seen it.

On other fronts?

I wrote, yesterday, that one man had been prosecuted for selling what’s called ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes.

In a follow up piece?

We see that the Premier League has managed to get a court order: to clamp down on the servers that are broadcast illegally streamed matches.

Given how Kodi boxes operate?

My biggest concern is the knock on effect.

I’m concerned that researchers and developers won’t necessarily have the legal manoeuvring room to do their jobs properly.

Doing what the League’s done, and trying to block what the servers are doing?   Rather than the writers of the add-ons, the sellers of the boxes, or the people that buy or use them?

Seems a better way of doing things.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with both scoring four 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) 9th March, 1959, saw Barbara Millicent Roberts make her debut.   How is Barbara better known?
Q2) The Queen visited which Northern Irish city: on 9th March, 1995?
Q3) Actor, Raúl Juliá, was born: on 9th March, 1940.   Which member of the Addams family did he play?
Q4) Napoleon got married: on 9th March, 1796.   To whom?
Q5) Finally … President Franklin D Roosevelt submitted his Emergency Banking Act to congress: on 9th March, 1933.   The Act was the first of what came to be known as the New … what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 8th March is International Woman’s Day.   Many will be marking it by wearing what colour of ribbon?
A1) Purple.
Q2) Ferdowsi completed his poem, the Shahnameh, on 8th March, 1010.   It’s an epic poem about the kings of where: Iran, Iraq or Syria?
A2) Iran.
Q3) Mildred Gillars was sentenced for treason: on 8th March, 1949.   She was also known as Axis … who?
A3) Axis Sally.
Q4) Phillips demonstrated the CD, for the first time: on 8th March, 1979.   The CD is a compact … what?
A4) Disc.
Q5) Finally … A total solar eclipse occurred: on 8th March, 2016.   The best views of the total eclipse, were in Indonesia.   And which ocean: the North Pacific, South Pacific or North Atlantic?
I’ll leave you with a thought that fell authors, Olga and Debbi, may appreciate …
“I’m not an author, I’m a writer, that’s all I am. Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.”
Mickey Spillane March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006.
I’ll also leave you a tune … 

Have a good day!

*        I preferred The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

†        Hmmm … I really couldn’t tell you, Olga.   I think any scientific/engineering research/discovery is neutral: it’s the application that’s causes the problems.   I keep vaguely thinking of the discovery of Uranium.   On the one hand, it gets used for nuclear fuel for power plants … and on the other, as fuel for nuclear weapons!   I’m also aware that Uber’s recently had some bad publicity, over software used to avoid regulators.   And that the CIA has had a lot of flack: as they’ve been found to have hacked a lot of kit.

‡        A pleasure, as always, Debbi!   And you’re right: there’s TONS of baggage with every country! Oh, did you read the article about the CIA’s hijacking of Samsung TVs?   Apparently, it was developed with the help of MI6/5/GCHQ … who dubbed it Weeping Angel.   (I keep thinking two things.  William Gibson would probably pinch the term for something.   And that SOMEONE in MI6 is a Dr Who fan …)


trev-v said...

A1 Barbie

A2 Belfast

A3 Gomez

A4 Joséphine de Beauharnais

A5 Deal

Debbi said...

Sure sounds like it! :) Amazing and scary!

1. Barbie
2. Belfast
3. Gomez Addams
4. Josephine de Beauharnais
5. Deal

Love the Mickey Spillane quote. I still have to read one of his books.