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by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 14)
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 14)

One might say that Colin, Your Disco Needs You...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 31
Views: 11694

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

Edinburgh 2012 : thanks to Robbo's photo album I can ascertain, or at least guesstimate, who played who. However, no idea how they did the final table here. Had a couple of suggestions from Jono and Ian Volante but would like something more concrete. If you know, feel free to add in the final fixtu...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Phil Hammond would have done 5 days, but 4 each for Arnold and Bremner presumably to ease in Murray.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 775
Views: 228541

Re: Politics in General

Shameless He is so bad. In every way. Probably the worst thing the Conservatives have done. Make Piers Morgan look good. I wouldn't go that far. He hasn't broken the Tier 4 lockdown rules by jetting off to Antigua on holiday whilst simultaneously and hypocritically calling for more lockdown misery.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 143
Views: 56707

Re: Countdowners in the news

Forgot to mention that Phil Makepeace has stood down as the scorer of Surrey County Cricket Club: he's also done 2 test matches in that time.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)

Forgetting to pick a sixth number, from Rachel, was unintentional, but hilarious.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)

Colin Murray (yay!) but the synopsis says Nick Hewer (srsly c4?) and the wiki is down (boo!), ironically given Colin mentioned it in his intro.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 775
Views: 228541

Re: Politics in General

"I totally agree with you, Marcus Rashford, these food parcels do not meet the standards we set out and have made it clear to the company involved that this is disgraceful. The company concerned has rightly apologised and agreed to reimburse those affected." - Boris
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 199
Views: 35329

Re: Music

Not everything is a metaphor for the pandemic, but...

# I just wanna go back, back to 1999... #
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 775
Views: 228541

Re: Politics in General

Little bit of an own goal for Marcus Rashford (ba-doom tish) who was praising the company a few weeks ago for coming on board. https://twitter.com/marcusrashford/stat ... 76224?s=21
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 775
Views: 228541

Re: Politics in General

It’s the outsourced company which ought to have its contract revoked. What a waste of public money. Further proof, if any be needed, that taxpayer-funded programs offer little value for money.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2020 - nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2020 - nominations

Word of warning - having now submitted my nominations, that list at the bottom is about to get A LOT bigger.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 29
Views: 5100

Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

That said, it's still not working. All the numbers boxes are in the wrong places, and any "preview" buttons break the page.
by Rhys Benjamin
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 29
Views: 5100

Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that? 500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page. None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 29
Views: 5100

Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Clap for Heroes (previously known as Clap for Carers) is coming back this evening at 8. Was there a big debate on c4c around March/April time about this? I seem to remember one but can't find it - although admittedly I haven't looked very hard. I think it was nice at the time, but we're not a natio...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Spoilers for Thursday 7 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 4)

James Burley is back, having scored >125 yesterday. Can he continue this form?
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 775
Views: 228541

Re: Politics in General

https://jarick.works/spekr/test/

According to this test I’m a centre-right neoliberal, so it’s pretty accurate.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I overheard a woman - no mask - in Morrisons today saying “I’ve still got to self-isolate for a bit”.

I’m not saying we should make murder legal, but people like this are the problem.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

'Schools being open' is a pretty big difference to March. I'm more laughing at the insinuation that Starmer could cause people to ignore rules by what he said. He's a muppet like, but that's just dumb. I my be inferring incorrectly from what you said, in which case I apologise! Yes - I was trying t...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Tier 4 literally means “stay at home”. Other than education, support bubbles, and worship, the rules in Tier 4 are literally what they were in March.

So yes, people in Tier 4 are already in lockdown.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Boris making an emergency broadcast at 8pm. Doesn't take a genius to work out what's going to happen.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 1)
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Spoilers for Monday 4 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 1)

Nick Hewer's back. So is Daniel Jonathan. But the recap writer isn't.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The implication made by Keir Starmer yesterday that Tier 4 is not lockdown is incredibly dangerous. With it looking more likely that the remaining 22% of the country will go into lockdown, I suspect we won't see the figures come down in the way we want to...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

https://wiki.apterous.org/ZoomDown_spec ... mberists_2 for a nice chart showing just that.
by Rhys Benjamin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Covid 19 roll call

Literally nothing. No tests or anything. My dad and boyfriend haven't either. My mum had an antibody test from her workplace which was positive, but now we can't work out *when* she had the virus. She also had the same thing Gevin had, but that was also negative (and it was just after the antibody t...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 214
Views: 95140

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Philip Aston says: Tourney, Alex?
Alex H left the room.

(well it made me laugh anyway)
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

If I had a choice I'd prefer to have the Oxford one - although I'm at the very bottom of the list, admittedly. There's more margin for error with the Oxford vaccine and you just know you're going to hear about a story where the Pfizer vaccine "didn't work" because somebody turned the freezer off by ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

By the way, it seems I wasn't aware of how bad the situation was getting. I assumed that with the lockdown followed by quite harsh measures, the Christmas bubble wouldn't make much difference. But it seems that cases have been rising regardless. Whether that's because people haven't been acting in ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246129

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

This has to be one of the weirdest ever. The Countdown set was completely redesigned and now looked like something out of Mouse Trap. It was as though someone had lost the assembly instructions for the new set - the two contestants and DC were on screen left, the clock in the middle, then the number...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 167
Views: 30079

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I mean, this is the sort of rubbish Channel 4 has been going down for years - quite how Countdown is still on the air I'm not quite sure.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Migrated [read or don't, it's fine]
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Migrated [read or don't, it's fine]

Yep - apologies again. Just a bit overeager on my part. Like a puppy on crack.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Migrated [read or don't, it's fine]
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Migrated [read or don't, it's fine]

Charlie Reams wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Rhys, it would be great if I could do something (anything!) without you immediately showing up to complain about it.
Oh, sorry. :oops:
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Migrated [read or don't, it's fine]
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Migrated [read or don't, it's fine]

The wiki appears to be showing on the previous and the new server at various different times. I thought this was a caching thing but seems not, it's like this on all my devices.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Yep, 61 consecutive letters maxes for Conor now.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Well that was anticlimactic wasn't it?
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

It's the final Countdown of 2020. We're leaving together, etc. And it's the big monster of monster fixtures, which could have been played 7 years ago except a max game from Jon O'Neill got in the way. JACK WORSLEY Highest score: 115 vs Christine Hunt, 30BC Round 2 Lowest score: 75 vs Mark Murphy, Qu...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Catsdown - Why the Small Dictionary?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Catsdown - Why the Small Dictionary?

Callum Todd wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:43 pm
I probably preferred the old 8 out of 10 cats without the countdown in it
This is possibly why I think what I think on this - I really don't like 8 Out of 10 Cats.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Catsdown - Why the Small Dictionary?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Catsdown - Why the Small Dictionary?

I had rather a fiesty discussion about this yesterday. I only ever watch Catsdown because of the “down” bit (and also because as you can see with Clarkson-era Top Gear the unscripted bits are MUCH better than the badly scripted jokes). It must have been filmed in February admittedly, but Sean Lock a...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Computerphile - Brute Forcing the Countdown Numbers Game
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Computerphile - Brute Forcing the Countdown Numbers Game

I’m guessing it’s better than it used to be, though? There’s that famous game where Matthew Tassier got a max +3 on a bullet hyperlock NA from 2013 but I haven’t seen anything like that in “the wild” since?
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I was at Bushey station today (which I'm allowed to do, I was coming back from a support bubble visit) and I heard a announcement played over the tannoy from March. This one. Which seems like it's from a different time now. So hearing it again was quite something. Indeed, if you rewatch the lockdown...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Tuesday 22 December 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Special Spoilers for Tuesday 22 December 2020

The second of these three specials, then. More Colin Murray - hooray! CALLUM TODD Highest score: 127 vs Samir Pilica, Championship of Champions Round of 16 Lowest score: 70 vs Ritch Greenwood, game 1 Score: 1,300 Average: 100.00 Max faced: 1,679 % score: 77.4% Raw score: 1,395 Raw average: 107.31 Ra...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Boo to Channel 4 for scheduling Catsdown against it!
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

Re: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020

And the other thing I meant to say - does Colin use autocue and Nick solely rely on cards? [Removed autocue comment as Countdown Team have answered. Thanks to them - good info to know. ] The one thing regarding Colin Murray taking over is would Countdown be able to avoid filming during major snooke...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

Tom Scott has just uploaded a 17-minute video explaining why he adores "Alright on The Night Cockup Tour"... which I get, but I don't agree with.

As a child I was always enamoured with ITV's 2006-08 F1 intro. Slightly NSFW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpuTxPN ... nnamedCell
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

Re: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020

It was a shame to see Tom denied what would have been his highest score Could, not Would. Was the turning over of the board animated? Or was that just me? Anyway that was a really enjoyable show. They’ve been like that since project restart for that reason, Jono - so it’s easier when there is a coc...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

Re: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020

Colin is better than Nick.

*hides under table*
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1145

Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020

ain't no party like a tier 4 party So who's up for the "PS" note of 2020? Colin Murray takes charge for the first of three specials. GEORGE ARMSTRONG Highest score: 104 vs Michael Stephenson, game 3 Lowest score: 75 vs John Cole, game 1 // 78 (including a TB) vs Noel Jongwe, game 2 Score: 429 Averag...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 103436

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Very Atrocious Refereeing
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192213

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Ian Volante wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:08 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:26 pm
The current government
An eternal truism.
Welcome to the anarcholibertarian revolution.
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The vaccine news seems like a lot of false positivity. Not sure what's false about it; maybe the expectation of many people that it'll make a noticeable difference within a couple of weeks rather than six months? It felt, last week, like the beginning of the end. Now, it feels like it’s never going...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Full lockdown again for SE and London. I’m getting frustrated by this now. The science giveth, the science taketh away.

The vaccine news seems like a lot of false positivity.