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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: 1824

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: 1593

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: 1403

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: 1403

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: 82
Views: 11713

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Barbara Bush
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by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: School level maths question
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

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: 60
Views: 7203

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: 10682

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: 82
Views: 11713

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: 1450

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: 23562

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: 4297

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: 82
Views: 11713

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: 82
Views: 11713

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: 82
Views: 11713

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: 3555

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: 556
Views: 93534

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: 16214

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: 1942

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: 1803

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: 1509

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: 2939

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: 2807

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: 2807

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: 2807

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: 11569

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: 2180

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: 3041

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: 3041

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: 556
Views: 93534

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: 9629

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: 2515

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

actoreens isn't it
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 31st January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Tuesday 31st January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 16)

zooming through these, keep up the good work james !
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 15, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 211
Views: 40335

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Before reading the post I thought it was a lookalike for Oli lmao
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 15, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 556
Views: 93534

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Bit of a mixed group dream last night. I was playing korfball with a few teammates, familiar opponents and for some reason, a couple of apterites that included Zarte, Tom C, Matty, Jen and someone I didn't recognise who claimed to be Matty's sister. Unfortunately the fun was ruined by the arrival o...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 26th April 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday 26th April 2017

2 large solutions where you make a large into a thing you can multiply the other large by make me happy
by Thomas Carey
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 18
Views: 3414

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Chiyo Miyako, third oldest living person, just because pretty much everyone on this list has one

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... le#/search
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 317
Views: 38953

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

gev if i haven't done one by the end of september i'll buy you a bigger, yellower phonecase
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 8840

Re: Music connection question

I think I've got 15.

Artists have a bird in their name? (More specifically a bird of prey, maybe?) (highlight)
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3896

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

mine (all dates 2015)

#1. Fill an application. - 14 Jan
#2. Get an audition date. - 3 March
#3. Do the audition. - 5 March
#4. Find out if you passed. - 5 March literally as soon as I did it
#5. Get a recording date. - 26 June
#6. Record your TV run. - 4 August
#7. Broadcast date. - 17 Sep
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17 March 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17 March 2017

:(

why does this always happen to the Pratesis
by Thomas Carey
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

A damning indictment of the wheelchair-unfriendly disablist homes in the Countdown community. You'd struggle to find somewhere more disablist than Tom's student accom. His room is up 3 flights of stairs, and the bathroom is up another flight of stairs. #PrayForZ And yet it's *me* that always ends u...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 7203

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

Both Krols (primary school/loads of other stuff. Joseph lives literally across the road from me, both at home and at uni) Jonathan Rawlinson (is my supervisor now) Oliver Garner (bumped into him (figuratively) while on a run) And a further 16 people that I can think of (probably more) from various ...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Stop dissing my endz, yo. You learn to love the hill after walking up and down it a couple of times a day.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 22088

Re: Only Connect

Smashed itttttttttttttttttt
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 46497

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory. But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone. I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 7203

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

Half inclined to count Ryan, who saw me at the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. I did not see him back, but I did hear him. "MAAAAAAARK", I heard. "That sounds like Ryan", I thought. Saw nothing. Got a text a few minutes later. Cracking day. Rained a lot. Did this happen? I had no recollection of this...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 15
Views: 2835

Re: The Future Of Recaps

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm
I's be happy to do some recaps, though it appears that this subforum has long since ended :(
Reckon there'd be enough interest to do them daily once we get up to date, so yeah go for it. Remember, we managed to do about 20 years of backtracking once, we can do a few months.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 16214

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Joseph Krol is on next year's UC for Corpus, Cambridge
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 7203

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

Both Krols (primary school/loads of other stuff. Joseph lives literally across the road from me, both at home and at uni) Jonathan Rawlinson (is my supervisor now) Oliver Garner (bumped into him (figuratively) while on a run) And a further 16 people that I can think of (probably more) from various n...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)

Hmm. It's been foveae long before the new update so maybe the definition changed?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 9086

Re: 2017 upgrade!

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Yeah I haven't noticed anything different either
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 7385

Re: CO-MSO

Is that a round 1 or round 2 question? Round 1. It's things the Fox and Hounds usually run out of on the last Saturday in January, along with space and beer. 3 points to the Verbivores. This puts you at precisely the number of points required to be able to cock up the wall and then win by one after...