Saturday, 6 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 6-4-2017

Hmmm … 

Did I mention I rarely make use of illegal stuff on the ’Net?

He says … !

I’m ALSO the kind of person who has nothing hide.

I wouldn’t know how to access the Dark Net’s famed ability to let you buy all sorts of illegal stuff.

But … ?

I value the fact that — if I’ve understood the law correctly — the Government has no power to read anything I do online.

NOR access any encrypted messages I send with things like iMessage, or Snapchat.


The Government are planning to remedy that.   By adding powers to a bill, demanding a back-door to those messages.

AND the ability to do real time surveillance of people’s internet based communications.

At least, according to this piece.


I realise there’s good arguments for doing so.

But … ?

There’s the online privacy thing.

I don’t think a government should be able to turn itself into Big Brother: by violating my privacy.

Or yours, come to that matter.


I’m thinking it’s time to dig up my copy of Tor.

I think the Government wants to violate my privacy, and read over my shoulder.

That’s rude: if nothing else.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

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 Siege of Cuzco started: on 6th May, 1536.   The besiegers were whom: Aztec, Inca or Maya?
Q2) Saint Martin de Porres was canonized on 6th May, 1962: by Pope John 23rd.   He’s patron saint of what: barbers, cigarette machines or chefs?
Q3) Bob Hope performed his first show for the USO: on 6th May, 1941.   The USO are the United Services … what?
Q4) Who broke the four minute mile: on 6th May, 1956?
Q5) Finally … The body of William Colby was found: on 6th May, 1996.   What had he been head of: the FBI, CIA or the NAACP?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 5th May, 1912, saw the first publication of which well known Russian newspaper?
A1) Pravda.
Q2) The 500, 000th person to receive a polio vaccine in Britain, did so on 5th May, 1955.   In the presence of which famous doctor?
A2) Dr Jonas Salk, the vaccine’s inventor.
Q3) 5th May, 1936, saw troops from where, occupy Addis Ababa?
A3) Italy.
Q4) 5th May, 1941, saw the Ethiopian Emperor return to Addis Ababa: five years after it had been occupied.   Which Emperor?
Q5) Finally … Lance Henriksen was born: on 5th May, 1940.   In which TV series did he play Frank Black?
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It’d be night and day—wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. So you just have to say, ‘All right, I’ll take it, bring it on.’”
George Clooney, born 6th May, 1961.
And a tune … 

And a reminder: today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        It could well be my ageing browser, or eyeballs, Debbi!   I’ll try again, if I get the chance.   Oh … if it’s any consolation, the next Anthology film is supposed to be about Han … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's some consolation, I suppose! :)

1. Inca
2. barbers
3. Organizations
4. Roger Bannister
5. CIA