Monday, 4 December 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4th December 2017

How’s your MP?

Or Senator, representative, Congress-person, Deputy, what have you?

More specifically, how are they on computer security?   Basics like not opening iffy emails, keeping things as updated as possible?

Stuff like that?

I try and keep up: although I suspect I have more bad cyber-security habits than I should.

I try not to hand my password out to all comers, though.

Unlike Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire.

Who, in order to deal with her constituency emails, lets her staff access that account on her computer, with her account’s password.

Her account on her computer, rather than just her email account.

Any of her constituents who email her sensitive documents, will have them read by anyone in her parliamentary office.

And, theoretically?   Can be stolen by one of those members of staff: and passed on to third parties.

From the little I also know?

Giving access to her account means those staff members can access Ms Dorries’ machine: and, given good reason, can do all of damage.


I realise she’s not a government minister: and won’t have access to sensitive government material.

But, as a constituent?

I hope my MP isn’t as lax.

I’d rather his staff weren’t handing my details to others.


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† telling us about her day.

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 first branch of Burger King opened in Miami: on 4th December, 1954.   It’s signature burger is the … ?
Q2) The announcement that the birth control pill was available on the NHS, came on 4th December: of which year?
Q3) Killer, Gary Gilmore, was born: on 4th December, 1940.   He was executed on 17th January, 1977.  How?
Q4) The Observer was first published on 4th December, 1791.   Which US paper was first published on 4th December, 1881?
Q5) Finally … the Unity module was launched on 4th December, 1998.   The module is part of what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 3rd December, 1973, saw the Pioneer 10 probe broadcast photos to Earth: of which planet: Jupiter, Mars or Saturn?
A1) Jupiter.
Q2) A moon of that planet was discovered: on 3rd December, 1904.   What was that moon called?
A2) Himalia.
Q3) 3rd December, 1994, saw the original release of the first PlayStation console.   Which company makes the PlayStation?
A3) Sony.
Q4) The first Supreme Leader of Iran was named: on 3rd December, 1979.   Who was he?
Q5) Finally … 3rd December, 2014, saw the launch of the Hayabusa 2 probe: and due to reach the 162173 Ryugu asteroid by 2018.   Which country’s space agency launched the probe?
A5) Japan’s.
Here’s a quote …
“A man was marooned on a desert island. One day a beautiful woman arrives in a wet suit. ‘When did you last have a smoke?’ she asks. ‘Five years ago.’ So she gets out a cigar and he smokes it. She unzips her wet suit a bit and says, ‘When did you last have a drink?’ He said, ‘Five years ago.’ So she gets out a bottle of Scotch and he has a drink. Then she unzips her wet suit a bit more and says, ‘And when was the last time you played around?’ He looks at her in amazement and says: ‘You’re not telling me you’ve got a set of golf clubs in there?’”
Ronnie Corbett, 4 December 1930 – 31 March 2016.
And, as today marks the birth of killer, Gary Gilmore?

This song … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a nice day.

*        I’d keep your fingers crossed, Debbi, especially given the FBI thing.   Oh: I’d avoid this write up about the first three episodes of Stranger Things’s second series.   Oh … and avoid this pile of writes ups.   Unless you start with the oldest, first: they’re at the bottom … (You and Olga’s thoughts are welcome …)

†        Bloody hell, Olga, you do like to have a bad day, don’t you … ?   I’m assuming everyone’s definitely OK?   And that you managed to get all the insurance details?   I don’t blame you for not having a go, that sounds like a … well … I’d that’s say a bad day!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll keep my eyes averted until I've watched more. Matthew Modine is such an awesome actor. So is Winona Ryder. And those boys remind me of Hobbits. You know, the way they're looking for the missing kid? There's something of a hero's journey tucked into that storyline.

And Eleven! Man!

I could go on ... great show!

1. The Whopper
2. 1961
3. firing squad
4. the Los Angeles Times
5. the International Space Station