The SANS Holiday Hack challenge is a yearly, free cyber security event that many people, including me, look forward to. The online gamified environment, interesting challenges, Christmas themed storyline, artwork and smooth learning curve really show the love and passion of its makers for the cyber security domain.
British noble nomenclature is confusing to many. Diana Spencer was Lady Diana Spencer from birth because her father was or would be an earl. Children of dukes, marquesses, and earls are Lord or Lady [firstname]. Mystery fans learn this from the Lord Peter stories of Dorothy Sayers. Lord Peter was the second son of a duke and had no other title, so Lord Peter he would remain for the rest of his life, unlikely to succeed because his nephew was next in line for the dukedom. Lord Peter married, and his wife became not Lady Wimsey, but Lady Peter. However, if Peter had been just a knight, Sir Peter Wimsey, his wife would become Lady Wimsey. (The best-known example 200 years ago was Lord John Russell, the great Whig leader: when he married, his wife became Lady John Russell, though eventually he was made an earl in his own right, and his wife became Countess Russell, and in one of those twists of fate, her grandson Bertram became a mathematician, and one of the best known figures of the last century).In any case, a wife of Sir Elton John would be Lady John, not Lady Elton, so they got it wrong in today's puzzle. Lady Di I can live with. That was her birth name or nickname, and while after the divorce she could call herself Diana, Princess of Wales, those who disliked her sometimes preferred to go back to calling her Lady Di. The lasting lesson for Dianamania: Heirs to the throne were no longer expected to marry virgins. Under today's standards, Prince Charles would have been free to marry his true love Camilla. Who knows what heirs that marriage would have produced? Though Lady Di seems to have been a great mother to the two boys she did have.
Ste Knight has a degree in English and Media from Edge Hil University, UK. Having worked as a content writer for three years, Ste finally decided to concentrate his efforts in a sector for which he has lots of passion; technology. Ste joined MUO in 2019 as a writer, before becoming Gaming Editor, and since then has moved from the editorial side of MUO into Partnerships at Valnet Inc, where he is currently Partnerships Manager for tech and gaming. When Ste isn't sitting in front of his computer, you can find him sat in front of a games console, reading graphic novels, or mixing repetitive beats. Ste is also the primary food provider for four felines. 2b1af7f3a8