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by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 998

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: 1001

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: 1282

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: 16
Views: 1025

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: 16
Views: 1025

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: 16
Views: 1025

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: 8410

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: 1487

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: 2062

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: 2062

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: 500
Views: 66390

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: 7018

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: 1961

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: 725

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: 203
Views: 30817

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: 500
Views: 66390

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: 723

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: 2413

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: 304
Views: 25409

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: 6107

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: 3399

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: 1100

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: 24
Views: 2383

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: 41
Views: 2299

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: 24
Views: 2383

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: 18059

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: 43559

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: 41
Views: 2299

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: 2489

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: 65
Views: 8281

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: 41
Views: 2299

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: 703

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: 4010

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Image

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: 5262

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...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 5262

Re: CO-MSO

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site.
You say etc, but there's not enough there to make a connection. What about drinks and forks?
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by Thomas Carey
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 8416

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Mobile apterous works pretty well right now I think. Could be improved but it's definitely playable on the go
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1698

Re: Crisps

What's everyone's opinion on eating them one crisp at a time vs multiple crisps in one go?
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8281

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there! Didn't they miss the Armagh one? But yeah, unlucky lads. Even though it did make me sa...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guinness World Record Attempt....
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Video evidence?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 173
Views: 19205

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Vera Lynn Prince Philip Chuck Berry Hugh Hefner Barbara Bush George H.W. Bush Jimmy Carter Betty White (even though she seems to be invincible) I.M. Pei Kirk Douglas Had fifteen on the list so took out some of the younger ones - Angela Lansbury, Bob Dylan, John Major, David Attenborough and Her Maj ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 2498

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

The only way COLIN has changed since 2005* also happened in 2012, funnily enough- the addition of the showcase final, and that was only thanks to a poll on c4c (can't find the link right now but it's in here somewhere) which asked for people's favourite format, and which 'Edinburgh style with a fin...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill

Graham had booked a holiday with his grandchildren over the finals filming dates. Source: the recap of this classic game (and a few other places on the forum, I believe Tom Barnes mentioned it which is how it got out)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 3470

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

Anagram of personal, and some chemical. Back when I was an edgy 15 year old with an active tumblr blog I used to tag my personal posts as #psoralen and had to stop when I got a message from some scientist telling me to stop spamming the psoralen tag.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34497

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who sit in a bay of 4 or 6 on a train, despite only being one person. Can allow it if the train is almost empty but otherwise (i.e. if groups can't sit together) it's incredibly twattish.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 10208

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

4/10 for Jim, 0/10 for everyone else. Mental.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 10208

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I've never been a fan of Death Pool games as a lot of my picks would be people I'd be sad to see die, but I suppose if you insist that I absolutely must: - Muhammed Ali (congestive heart disease) - Glen Campbell (pneumonia) - Billy Connolly (complications of Alzheimer's) - Fidel Castro (natural cau...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim The Last)
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Spoilers for 14 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim The Last)

Johnny wrote:
Also ANDRADITE in the RADIATED round (missed this; is it new?).
Perhaps surprisingly, no
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: My Countdown future
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: My Countdown future

Wait shit I think I gave him the wrong job title. He's like the researcher guy. Sorry
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: My Countdown future
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: My Countdown future

Phone auditions are definitely the norm. I got one and I lived like an hour away from the studio. I think they still do some in-person ones but you'd get a phone one definitely. Basically Dave the audience coordinator gave me a time via email, then called me at that time. Loads of people have said t...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34497

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Graeme Cole wrote:People who think the week starts on Sunday.
Or any other day except for Monday. Uni starts the week on Thursday for some reason.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8281

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

[quote="Adam Gillard"Hucthings smash![/quote So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance. W...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 9931

Re: FOCAL 2016

Also: If it's accepted that all scoring systems are arbitrary, then that kind of suggests that anything, be it sports... politics... this etc. should have no rewards applied to it on the basis that if you scored it as 2 points for a win and 5 for a draw the results might be different? 1 Leicester Ci...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 9931

Re: FOCAL 2016

I don't really see how this is different from the top 3 at Colin getting free entry into the next one. It's a nice reward, but I wouldn't be too bothered if nobody got it. But yeah, even though this scoring system may not be the best one (I personally prefer Gevin's, even though it puts me lower and...