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by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

Oh cool I'm awake in time this time

Uh yeah Dave's on game six now. Can we get a third back to back octo? Find out Monday at the latest I guess
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 52)
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Spoilers for Friday 7th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 52)

Friday already. Mad stuff. Dave's back after a strong 95 point performance yesterday. Whack on't telly right now for more Dave.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

It's two new contestants. Will one of them octo again? Probably not
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Spoilers for Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)

We had a pair of back to back octochamps last series. Can Tony complete another here, or will he fall victim to the 7 time winner's curse this series? A win with only 17 points puts him ahead of Adam at #1 seed. Should he lose, he needs a score of 32 to beat Lewis for #3 and a whole 93 to beat Bob f...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

Tony's still at it. Can he get one step closer to octochampdom today? Probably but who knows really
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Tony got another good performance yesterday, getting only the fifth century of the series. How's he gonna do today?
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Tony Manwani proper smashed it yesterday. Can he do it again?
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time How many languages can you understand?! I often watch stuff ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1192

Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

How's Adam going to end his run? Another 7 time winner? The first octochamp of the series? Will he score more than 74 with a win to avoid the unfortunate record? Find out in like an hour I guess
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Well that was painful at the end. No offence to Adam but I kind of want there to be three 7 time winners just because it's such a weird thing to happen. If Adam wins tomorrow, a score of 74 would make his octotal match the lowest 15-round one so obviously anything below takes the record. (Love the s...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Adam's back for game 7 of what could potentially be a very low scoring octorun. Tune in, or something.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Also whilst we are talking toilet habits.
Am I the only one who can take a shit and then after I have wiped and washed my hands, can then immediately take a piss.
Maybe it's an age thing
I piss when I shit
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

It's Adam Rolston's sixth game. Will he be the first octochamp of the series? Will he lose his last heat game like those other guys? Who knows. Might not even get there. Whack on channel 4 right now to see how he does today.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Probably a similar amount to you Mark. I don't drink as much (water) as I probably should though.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 63
Views: 5194

Re: C of C Draw......

Nah, it will only offend 15 people. Anyway I didn't exactly put an enormous amount of thought into it, just looked at the basic stats, and tweaked them a little bit to allow for dictionary updates and progress in their series finals. Wouldn't have bothered at all if it hadn't been for the outcry ab...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement

Didn't think you were gonna accept the faceless :(
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: FOCAL scoring system

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11281&p=165157#p162047

This was Gev's thing. Quite liking the idea of your first suggestion atm Graeme (would need to run it with past events obvs)
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie coming to town!
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Susie coming to town!

Would recommend. Went to a talk by her at Huddersfield uni in May which wasn't this tour, she was a guest speaker of some language society, but it was a similar two hour thing. Genuinely was really interesting all the way through (was a lot better than a very long origins of words would be I imagine...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

2 (that I can think of), both from school :( Both went to 'remembering' profiles. Not unfriending cause there'll be memories of them on their pages, and one of them died recently so people keep tagging her in fundraising things in her memory. Also still have one (a countdowner) coming up in the sugg...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Quantity of letter and number stacks
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Quantity of letter and number stacks

Terence Mazon wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:03 am
Thanks for this. Are these quanities based off of the board game? or averages based on what was found during the different series?
Board game
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Quantity of letter and number stacks
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Quantity of letter and number stacks

Ah! I didn't search the word "distribution". Nice one. This is perfect. I think it's probably easier to just model the home game stacks and go from there. The thread that you showed me so far has the vowels from the newer home game. I'll keep digging for the consonants unless someone else has that ...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 63
Views: 5194

Re: C of C Draw......

spicy meatball
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Octoruns
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: Octoruns

*cough*

not quite Mark's, but
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

It's Toby! And he's won 7 with yesterday's 104 being his lowest yet, can he octo? Probably, but find out soon I guess Was gonna do one of those 'he needs X points to be nth seed' things but since his points total is higher than all but one person's this series already: A loss puts him at 4th, above ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 2224

Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

obligatory star wars reference Tobi-wan McDonald??? no

Toby's back for game 6 and he's doing pretty well tbh. Can he get another win/century/solid performance? Find out at the usual time woaw
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 am
Stuff like maxes aren't even officially measured anyway.
And to do so you'd need an absolutely definitive list of which words are valid, with a ruling on every edge case.
Good point. Actually I take back all the shit I said, average maxes is the way forward.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

yeah but that's annoying to calculate, wins then points is much easier for your average viewer to understand and imo there's not really any point caring about scoring due to different selections at this sort of stage (random fluctuations when someone gets a bunch of easy nines etc) cause the opponen...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19779

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Barbara Bush
Image
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: School level maths question
Replies: 11
Views: 2431

Re: School level maths question

The real issue here is 'school level'
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 9906

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Updated. Dan's at uni, everyone else as above with a few new ones, may still have missed some idk Joseph Krol, Sophie Krol Callum T, Jamie M, Zarte, Jen, Andy, Heather S, Mark and Graeme, Matt and Loz, Matty, Giles, Aidan, Sara, Anoush Jonny Rawlinson Tanmay Oli Garner Dan Byrom Also got a weird edg...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 12958

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:55 am
The odds on a player good enough to do it getting a good enough set of letters with which to do it are very small. The odds on them actually caring enough to try and work towards it is even less likely.
Enter Elliott Mellor.

inb4 obvious jokes
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19779

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Stephen Hawking :(

Genuinely surprised nobody seemed to really mention him ever
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Zarte's on game 7 and he's got his cool red jacket back which I apologise for calling stupid a few days ago cause it actually looks pretty snazzy. Against him is some guy called Steve who didn't stand a chance, I can't remember much else about him tbh
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 25126

Re: Countdowners in the news

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:09 pm
^^ Good post.
Seconded.
Thirded. This hits worryingly close to home for me, with the guy being in pretty much the exact life position that I'm in :( RIP James
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 4586

Re: Letter distribution

Bumping this cos I can't create a new one. If the first three rounds ( i.e.first 27 tiles ) where from a pool of the 26 letters of the alphabet plus an additional A what would be the best distribution for maximum points ? Interesting. Ignoring the fact that you don't have enough vowels for 3 valid ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19779

Re: Deathwatch 2018

And I reckon there should be a wise person or people to adjudicate if people are too ill to count (and also if they actually qualify as being 'famous')
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19779

Re: Deathwatch 2018

I propose picking a constant x (we're essentially doing it with 1 here), 1.05 seems like a decent value from playing around a little bit feel free to change, and then a fixed age N (say 90) and then multiplying whatever points you would get by x^(N-[age of death]). This is just a suggestion after a ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 19779

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Here's my list of very old people, just last year's with the dead two replaced. Rest in peace Chuck Berry, rot in hell Hugh Hefner. Vera Lynn Prince Philip Sir David Attenborough :( Angela Lansbury Barbara Bush George H.W. Bush Jimmy Carter Betty White I.M. Pei Kirk Douglas I agree the first time bo...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 4054

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

In future, could it be a good idea for people to come up with their own margins? Maybe with different choices depending on who contests the semis/finals (or change them up as the results come in like real fantasy football)? A lot of people guess winning margins anyway so might as well combine these ...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 584
Views: 110830

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:09 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Last night I dreamt that I was chatting to Tim Down in an office and he was being verbally bullied by Thomas the Tank engine largely about his hairline. Tim was very upset and Thomas thought it was hilarious.
So Thomas thought Tim's LOUSIHAIR was HILARIOUS?
:D to both
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18635

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

stanley wang. love that man
by Thomas Carey
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 2314

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Lmao it's last day of term at uni today so we've done all the Christmas shite there for the last week and then we're gonna go home and it's just beginning
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Was veggie for 5 years (2008-2013). Literally couldn't tell the difference between real meat and Quorn (or the off brand version thereof) except in the case of sausages.

A lot of people cite bacon as the main reason for eating meat. It's alright but so so overrated imo
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)

Eoin is back for his sixth game. I think we have Dr Phil in DC again
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 3920

Re: Do you know what you know?

Mean confidence: 76.00% Actual percent correct: 80.00% You want your mean confidence and actual score to be as close as possible. Mean confidence on correct answers: 79.25% Mean confidence on incorrect answers: 63.00% You want your mean confidence to be low for incorrect answers and high for correc...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Re: Steam codes

Mini metro please? Cheers Tom
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Re: Steam codes

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:46 am
Thomas Carey wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Could I have speedrunners please (and if you're feeling really generous, ultimate chicken horse as well?) Thanks a lot :)
Both yours. I'll PM you later, haven't got my login details at work.
Legend. Cheers!
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Re: Steam codes

Could I have speedrunners please (and if you're feeling really generous, ultimate chicken horse as well?) Thanks a lot :)
by Thomas Carey
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 13351

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Anyone else want to update their numbers? Sure, why not I want to go to the USA mainly, but that's to meet some mates, not really for the country (though I'm sure it'd be interesting) This finally happened :D . +USA 4/51 (Maine <3, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and also New Jersey (bus, twice) ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 2506

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Jon Corby wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:34 am
There was a 9 backwards once as well, but I forget what and when.
http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4523
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 3586

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

...nope, that was indeed just a normal day and I misremembered. Thought I'd remember my first day in the studio better to be honest. Shameful.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 3586

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

6. Thomas Carey - 4 7. Jonathan Wynn - 3 Mine was the 4th show of the day but there were 6 shows that day (I think they had to cancel a recording day at some point in the series so did this a few times to make up for it), so that my final game was indeed the last game of the filming block. Jonathan...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 584
Views: 110830

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Best one yet tbh
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 11265

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

: Isn't it ironic that one of the only available parties to not have a platform during the debates were the DUP. Speaking of which, Both John Major and David Cameron would not form a coalition with the DUP. Why didn't she ask the Lib Dems? They firmly said they didn't want to coalesce with anyone. A...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

actoreens isn't it