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by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 394

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

Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:06 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Well done James- a convincing octorun with a great total!
The boy gone good.
Does James break the record for most different guests in an Octorun (4?) and equal most presenters (2)
I would guess so!
Wiki's down but I feel like Jack Worsley might have had 4 as well
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letters Distribution Q
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Letters Distribution Q

wow i've been summoned yeha - it's changed a bit for tv - i don't really watch cd much but I remember a recent episode with two Ys. It's probably fairly easy to work out like Graeme did there and who knows maybe I'll spend my Christmas loooking at thta for series 82 but currently your guess is as go...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, QF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 1417

Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, QF 1)

literally how do we not have a spoiler thread yet. luke v david. someone will chuck in some stats i'm sure
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Holdem: Help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Countdown Holdem: Help needed!

yeah i can probably make this if you wanna host it or whatever
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind

ok, yeah, i feel like i should hvae hit yours with my method but i probably rushed it at that point - i hadn't used up the 73 by that point, so i should have stuck the 3 in next. either way i think that's it
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind

fiona where's your 13
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind

but yeah good point by gev at the end, reworking my answer hang on edit: actually i don't think he does i worked out that you essentially need one digit for each of the primes that start with 1 3 7 9, and 2 digits for the ones that don't - so 2x11+10=32 digits, and if i were to pull some shit like s...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind

gevin where's your 19
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Another brain teaser from my muddled mind

ok so i'm sure you know about the haruhi problem but i haven't looked into it enough to really have any idea how to go about this other than brute force so - here goes. obviously 2 3 5 7 are contained in longer boys so we can ignore them, and now it's basically try and get a string of digits where a...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 257
Views: 126107

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

When dictionary updates occur, pretty much instantly pencil upon pencil occurs. Are people genuinely learning and memorising these hundreds/thousands of new (often nonsensical) words, or are they printing off lists? Is it cheating if they are? I can't speak for others (and I'm probably not who you ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 156)
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Spoilers for Thursday 12th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 156)

crikey this is a long series

Andy Bruno the series 1 guy is looking for a 5th win this millennium, can he do it?
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Squarebot
Replies: 25
Views: 2108

Re: Squarebot

He only rounds to a square at the point he says it, so the square of the area is good. yeah no that's not what i meant, i said a bad example but knowing the area doesn't necessarily mean you know whether or not it's a square? you kind of do with 289 cause it can't be a 1x289 rectangle but if he'd s...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Squarebot
Replies: 25
Views: 2108

Re: Squarebot

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:36 pm
What is the square of the area?
alright then he says it's whatever 289 squared is, that doesn't help you does it


tcap's answer, jono's first answer (both of which gev later posted a very similar answer to, although i like the use of pizzas) and callum's seemgood
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 6936

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

: Promised to have somebody in the Zoom call on the Thursday episode (James Vs Phil, James vs Jonny) to specifically watch James for signs of cheating Went ahead with the Thursday episode without that person in the call As for this, I apologized privately but here we go. I had barely any sleep on t...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

One thing I've been wondering- who's played the most number of old 15 rounders without having ever played any other format? I'd be surprised if it wasn't Jack Hurst. Similarly, who's played the most number of old 9 rounders without having ever played any other format, including 14 rounders or maste...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

One thing I've been wondering- who's played the most number of old 15 rounders without having ever played any other format? I'd be surprised if it wasn't Jack Hurst. Similarly, who's played the most number of old 9 rounders without having ever played any other format, including 14 rounders or maste...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 35
Views: 4272

Re: Track and Field Athletics

If I was Geoffrey I would simply have run for another two minutes and picked up a free record 🙂
by Thomas Carey
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Are there any Apterous users who have played at least one game every month since August 2008?
Ian Volante has september 2008 which I assume is the best you'll get
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 286
Views: 52016

Re: You Are The Ref

I've never thought about the playing order either. Indeed, I've even said to others on my table that the order doesn't matter when they look at the screen to see which game is "first". Players could be encouraged to play the games in the published order, but you couldn't really make it an enforceab...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

Sorted by coefficient of variation: name average stddev coeffvar -------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Jean Webby 92.25 10.73 11.63% Glen Webb 118.12 13.82 11.70% Aaron Webber 96.62 11.38 11.78% love it. cheers! can't believe i got 3rd again, especially to those two. crushing
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

Which octochamp has the smallest range of scores? Which has the smallest coefficient of variation ? Once upon a time I tried to calculate this in the hope that it might be me , but found that I was pipped by Tom Hargreaves . Very possible that I missed someone, though, or that a new winner has emer...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 6342

Re: ZoomDown finals!

hahaha i use one laptop with one screen and it all looks shite compared to fiona's, i'll post it though. uh yeah i basically listen to what paul says but sometimes paul is too quiet so i alt-tab into the zoom window and read the letters off the screen, M/N stuff occurs when I just mishear him for wh...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Offensive Words
Replies: 57
Views: 8214

Re: Offensive Words

How often does Countdown have to edit due to offensive words.....and is the scoring contrived so the person playing said word is not penalised. Round 7 of this game . From the selection CTDAEIFSH, Jack Hurst offered SHITFACE. (To avoid the inevitable comments: SHITFACED^ is hyphenated and CATFISHED...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

All very interesting thanks everyone. Now a question related to personal stats. We have the Superstats on Apterous. I almost always pick CCCVVVCVC however my opponents obviously have a wide range of picks. Is there any way it could be seen what letter selections have the best max % for a player? I'...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

this is yet another question that can be answered with 'a bunch of the best ever players and Frank Mulvey'
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 20495

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the n...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The COLIN Google Earth quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: The COLIN Google Earth quiz

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Is Thomas Carey Ben Wilson yet?
ha, he wishes
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The COLIN Google Earth quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: The COLIN Google Earth quiz

i'll do this tomorrow or whenever I'm Ben Wilson but I hope you included the lincoln bra lady. Definitely the highlight of the walk from hykeham station to the fox. Fuck I miss colin[
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Inventions corner

a food in the hand is worth two in the mouth
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375690

Re: Ask Graeme?

good shout. i thought http://wiki.apterous.org/Jamie_Ilett-Jones might be in contention but apparently not
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5038

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Done. Quality in SF2 generally a lot stronger than SF1 I thought
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21623

Re: Joke Items

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Mouses (mice?) and keyboards that need batteries.
i'd much rather have to change a battery every few months than have to deal with another unnecessary wire coming out my laptop/mouse
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Weird food fusions

peanut butter w marmite I don't even think this is weird and you can buy them together now. yeah this was a reference to meakin in taht other thread. i haven't tried them together but i will soon when a convenient opportunity arises. this is controversial but i recently partook in a cook off agains...
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Weird food fusions

peanut butter w marmite
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 14, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 23
Views: 7633

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

I'm also DBS checked and happy to be whatever role needs this, you know I turn up to most events anyway
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 30BC - a better way of drawing the contestants?
Replies: 10
Views: 1531

Re: 30BC - a better way of drawing the contestants?

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
CoCQP5: Jack Worsley vs Kirk Bevins
Domino's is the pizza place for the ExtravaganZZa Feast® pizza, when we combine beef with loads of pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, fresh onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and black olives, all topped with extra 100 percent real mozzarella cheese.
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous brown? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: Is Apterous brown? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Yeah, some sort of bluey white but I think that's just association with Countdown or the fact that most of the screen is white when you're in the game
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 55
Views: 5924

Re: Who posts here?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:23 pm

I don't think it's worth my time looking at visible posts as I did before
:(
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:33 am
damo said it in aptochat at some point i'll find the link when i'm more awake

spoilers callum tood beats tim down in final (with steel chair). bradley horrocks narrowly misses out
haha tood
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

damo said it in aptochat at some point i'll find the link when i'm more awake

spoilers callum tood beats tim down in final (with steel chair). bradley horrocks narrowly misses out
by Thomas Carey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus watch
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: Coronavirus watch

whoever the 10 oldest royals are. sub out charles i guess cause he already has it
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Private Message Abuse.
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Private Message Abuse.

who's gonna say it
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96746

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

'Do you wanna build a snowman' has the same number of syllables as 'teenage mutant ninja turtles'. Edit: and 'harder better faster stronger'. Enjoy your evening. Whoops, was gonna mention this and forgot. Someone did a Twitter bit which finds Wikipedia pages that do it. https://mobile.twitter.com/w...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212921

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:57 am
What is grass?
baby don't hurt me
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212921

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Incorrect. Not a bush
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212921

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I particularly hate it when you're on the train feeling a bit tired and you want to have a nap but there's no plug socket to lean against! Touché. Is that actually what you meant? Lean against the wall. Combined with the seat back you have a nice corner. Try to do that in an aisle seat and you'll p...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212921

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:06 am
I particularly hate it when you're on the train feeling a bit tired and you want to have a nap but there's no plug socket to lean against!
Touché.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212921

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I usually move, unless I'm only on for a very short time. Often the window seat has a plug socket, and I like to lean against it to nap, so I prefer it even if someone else ends up during next to me. I don't mind the sitting next to strangers part of aisle seats, I just like the windows more
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:MyArs April 31st
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Re: Co:MyArs April 31st

Sounds good. I'm in
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 12487

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Martin Peters wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:51 pm
under the tutelage of its new hosts, myself (Martin Peters) and my wife, Maureen.
Is she the one?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: Spoilers for 27th February 2020.

Graeme Cole wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Susie said you couldn't put the S on MUTTON, which surprised me. Perhaps restaurants don't serve it any more?
Happy birthday
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 143
Views: 56710

Re: Countdowners in the news

Can't believe nobody posted this. Stop the fucjing presses.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/m ... 152079.amp
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Preferred format for event finals
Replies: 17
Views: 3442

Re: Preferred format for event finals

where's the idgaf option

i mean 15s are less volatile than 9s and 14s for obvious reasons. is that good? bad? who knows! i don;t see any reason why it shoudldb e the same as the rest of event, but if the organiser wants it that way fuckin let em, free country in it, will of the people, j
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 2801

Re: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

cheers @whoever said 73 but yeah 69 all the way. the fact that you get games like this one between two players who didn't even make the finals, that there was a heat game between the last two CoC winners , the fact that Glen Webb's octotal went from being 3rd highest ever to 3rd highest in the serie...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

Unsurprisingly, Feargal Delaney was indeed Irish - I recall watching his game while on holiday in Ireland. Likewise Gary McEnaney, who filmed on the same day as me. However, I'm fairly sure Wayne McSorley, who beat Matty Artell, had an English accent. Wayne was from Bradford yeah, was on my first f...