Search found 96 matches

by Edwin Mead
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 81274

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Radio Shuttleworth, featuring special guest Richard Whiteley, is currently available on the iPlayer:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jqcl
by Edwin Mead
Sat May 09, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 81274

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

The Lost Art of the TV Theme on Radio 4 this morning featured an interview with Alan Hawkshaw, writer of the Countdown theme.
by Edwin Mead
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The Mystery of Time and Space
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: The Mystery of Time and Space

The music works for me. It's irritating, you're better off without it.
by Edwin Mead
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Prague Mind Sports Festival
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Prague Mind Sports Festival

Apterous is to be included at the Vienna Festival, according to this:

http://forum.mindsportsinternational.co ... tival.aspx
by Edwin Mead
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9689

Re: Apterous Masters 2012

Qualifiers please
by Edwin Mead
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptovision 2011/12
Replies: 52
Views: 5438

Re: Aptovision 2011/12

James and I have played our Week 3 game:

Ukraine 88 - 75 Hungary
by Edwin Mead
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 28718

Re: Guess who...

Is he a racist?
by Edwin Mead
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptovision 2011/12
Replies: 52
Views: 5438

Re: Aptovision 2011/12

Kieran and I have played our Week 2 game:

Ukraine 111 - 46 Sweden
by Edwin Mead
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptovision 2011/12
Replies: 52
Views: 5438

Re: Aptovision 2011/12

Rhys,

I'm a little confused about the format of this tournament. Can you please confirm which games currently need to be played, and what is the deadline?

Many thanks.
by Edwin Mead
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptovision 2011/12
Replies: 52
Views: 5438

Re: Aptovision 2011/12

I'll join in, please.
by Edwin Mead
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Round Britain Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 3911

Round Britain Quiz

I've just been listening to this on Radio 4, and thought it might interest some of you here if you haven't heard of it before. It's a cryptic quiz, and the questions are printed on the website so you can read them whilst you listen. I find it very tricky, but I still enjoy the show. http://www.bbc.c...
by Edwin Mead
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

Apologies if this is a known bug:

I got 10 points for declaring '1' in this game. Not sure whether this also applies to other variants or scorings.
by Edwin Mead
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

The leaderboard for the Eightfold Path is not available. When the page is accessed, the following message is displayed:

Internal: Most Eightfold Path stars
admin only
by Edwin Mead
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 22013

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

Oh, realised I'm not going to be around much for the first week.

Out.
by Edwin Mead
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 22013

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

In; please.
by Edwin Mead
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: 2011 Summer Knockout (Sign Ups)
Replies: 54
Views: 4895

Re: 2011 Summer Knockout (Sign Ups)

I'd like to join in with the Open and U1400 please (current rating 1385).
by Edwin Mead
Mon May 23, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Happened to anyone else?
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Happened to anyone else?

If that's your real date of birth, it's probably best that you edit your post. You never know who's reading.
by Edwin Mead
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous FA Cup
Replies: 195
Views: 18218

Re: Apterous FA Cup

What is the deadline for playing the matches in the current round?
by Edwin Mead
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

This game is listed as a 'custom game' but it's just an ordinary 15-rounder. The only thing custom about it was that it was played in two halves, several days apart.

Apologies if this isn't deemed to be a bug, but it does appear to be incorrect.
by Edwin Mead
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous FA Cup
Replies: 195
Views: 18218

Re: Apterous FA Cup

I'll join in, as long as I can be MK Dons.
by Edwin Mead
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2011
Replies: 167
Views: 15594

Re: Apterous Masters 2011

We managed to find each other, and Matt played very well, beating me in both games

Matt Morrison 104 - 65 Edwin Mead
Matt Morrison 102 - 88 Edwin Mead
by Edwin Mead
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2011
Replies: 167
Views: 15594

Re: Apterous Masters 2011

Got an e-mail from Edwin Mead whilst I was in Prague to say the draw had been done, we'd been drawn together, all looked good for arrangement. E-mailed straight back, so this would have been, Wednesday morning I think, but not heard anything back since. I've also been on apterous at least an hour a...
by Edwin Mead
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2011
Replies: 167
Views: 15594

Re: Apterous Masters 2011

I'd like to join in the qualifiers please.
by Edwin Mead
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 4
Replies: 57
Views: 6023

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 4

James Doohan wrote:Sorry to do this now but i'm going to have to withdraw from the tournament, really busy with exams and stuff at the moment and just don't have the time
Where does this leave me this week?
by Edwin Mead
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Tournament sign-up
Replies: 64
Views: 5672

Re: Apterous Winter Tournament sign-up

I'd like to join in the Main Event only, please.
by Edwin Mead
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

Edwin Mead wrote:From my profile page, when I click the 'overall rating' link (http://www.apterous.org/allplayers.php#p3341), it goes to a http 404 not found error.
I've just seen the comments about this in the Feedback thread, which makes my post redundant.
by Edwin Mead
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

From my profile page, when I click the 'overall rating' link (http://www.apterous.org/allplayers.php#p3341), it goes to a http 404 not found error.
by Edwin Mead
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Card Hunt!
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Card Hunt!

Still no Ace of diamonds for Aaron?
by Edwin Mead
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: General feedback
Replies: 284
Views: 32056

Re: General feedback

I don't think this is a bug, so didn't like to post it under Bug Reports. The Apterous chat window has been blank for me for several days. As no-one else seems to have mentioned it, it must be a problem at my end. Any suggestions, anyone? Are you on a Mac? No, an ordinary PC. And I haven't fiddled ...
by Edwin Mead
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: General feedback
Replies: 284
Views: 32056

Re: General feedback

I don't think this is a bug, so didn't like to post it under Bug Reports.

The Apterous chat window has been blank for me for several days. As no-one else seems to have mentioned it, it must be a problem at my end. Any suggestions, anyone?
by Edwin Mead
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: General feedback
Replies: 284
Views: 32056

Re: General feedback

I've been attempting star 30 of the Riddler's Route for months now. I've come close a handful of times, until a few days ago, when the difficulty seemed to increase. With these difficulty levels, I think it will now be impossible for me. :( Nothing's changed, just unlucky by the sound of it. In tha...
by Edwin Mead
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: General feedback
Replies: 284
Views: 32056

Re: General feedback

I've been attempting star 30 of the Riddler's Route for months now. I've come close a handful of times, until a few days ago, when the difficulty seemed to increase. With these difficulty levels, I think it will now be impossible for me. :(
by Edwin Mead
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

I played the duel early this morning, but only had time for a few rounds. I exited the game and came back this evening, expecting the game to pick up where I left off, but it started from the beginning again.

(Even with this cheating advantage, I still only managed a pitiful score!)
by Edwin Mead
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 47087

Re: CountMax errors

GELATOS?
by Edwin Mead
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Howie, Candace or Marg?
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Howie, Candace or Marg?

Like the others above, I've never heard of any of these.

However..... I would LOVE to see Jason Larsen in Dictionary Corner.
by Edwin Mead
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 9: THE RETURN
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Countdown Scattergories 9: THE RETURN

Only saw this today, would have liked to have entered. I hope the next one comes around soon.

Well done Ian!
by Edwin Mead
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 12th 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1914

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 12th 2010

Steve Durney wrote:
Edwin Mead wrote:Unless my ears deceived me, Ned scored 7 points in round 1 from GRANTED, which was not in the selection.
GRUNTED.
In that case, my ears did deceive me.
by Edwin Mead
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 12th 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1914

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 12th 2010

Unless my ears deceived me, Ned scored 7 points in round 1 from GRANTED, which was not in the selection.
by Edwin Mead
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

I'm not sure how The Guardian managed to score 11 points in round 4 of this game
by Edwin Mead
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Pro Ranks
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

Re: Apterous Pro Ranks

Ned Pendleton at number one? Many congratulations to you, Ned, but can someone explain how he managed this feat? Ned seems like a very competent player, but how is he above such established names who are ranked much higher on the standard rating system?
by Edwin Mead
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: New dictionary to be used from 2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3256

Re: New dictionary to be used from 2011

Unless Charlie has a better idea, will there be enough of us who will be buying the new edition as soon as it comes out this year (around 50 should do it without knowing the exact size of the new edition) to take 50 pages each and determine all the allowable words? Maybe even comparing with the ODE...
by Edwin Mead
Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: New dictionary to be used from 2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3256

Re: New dictionary to be used from 2011

Unless Charlie has a better idea, will there be enough of us who will be buying the new edition as soon as it comes out this year (around 50 should do it without knowing the exact size of the new edition) to take 50 pages each and determine all the allowable words? Maybe even comparing with the ODE...
by Edwin Mead
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Happy 5000 to us.
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: Happy 5000 to us.

God Save The Queen! And Long Live Countdown!
by Edwin Mead
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 24th 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1691

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 24th 2010

Edwin Mead should have wrote:His wife (I assume she is his wife as she was sat next to him)
Most women I sit next to are my wife.
by Edwin Mead
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 24th 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1691

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 24th 2010

I was amused by the guy in the audience who was so ashamed to be seen on television in the Countdown audience that he covered his face up! His wife (sat next to him, I assume she is his wife) also seemed to find this funny.
by Edwin Mead
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 8139

Re: Pass the time?

That must be Peter Serafinowicz. I would never have gotten that without the clue.

VIOLATION UP AT CAR
by Edwin Mead
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: End of S4C repeats?
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: End of S4C repeats?

But it's only a small minority of people who actually watch S4C. The vast majority of people in Wales choose to watch Channel 4 instead. Many programmes are officially deemed to have no viewers.

*awaits backlash from angry Welsh viewers*
by Edwin Mead
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

Edwin Mead wrote:The main page is slow to load for me too, but does load eventually.
This is much better now, as is the Daily Duel results page.
by Edwin Mead
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

Liam Tiernan wrote:When logging in, main page just shows the menu on left and happenings on right. The rest fails to load no matter how long I leave it.
The main page is slow to load for me too, but does load eventually.

and

The 'Hide Bots' option hasn't worked for me for a few days.
by Edwin Mead
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 47087

Re: CountMax errors

My older version of the ODE (published 1999) includes a second meaning: 'The tail of a cow' (noun). This probably explains why Alison Heard stated oxtails as acceptable.
by Edwin Mead
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 47087

Re: CountMax errors

Julie T wrote:
Edwin Mead wrote:
Julie T wrote:I thought it should be allowed under the 'plurals of foods are allowed even if mass nouns' rule.
Doesn't it also mean 'The tail of a cow'?
According to ODE2r, OXTAIL as one word is a mass noun meaning the meat from the tail of a cow.
In that case, I'll have two oxtails please.
by Edwin Mead
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 47087

Re: CountMax errors

Julie T wrote:I thought it should be allowed under the 'plurals of foods are allowed even if mass nouns' rule.
Doesn't it also mean 'The tail of a cow'?
by Edwin Mead
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

Charlie Reams wrote:
Edwin Mead wrote:I'm shown as position 91 in the Pro Ranks, but hovering over the position tracker tells me that I'm "down 8 from 84th".
Think I've fixed this now, check it when you get a moment.
Yup, it's fixed now. I've successfully got myself demoted to position 92!
by Edwin Mead
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 195176

Re: Bug reports

I'm shown as position 91 in the Pro Ranks, but hovering over the position tracker tells me that I'm "down 8 from 84th".
by Edwin Mead
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 192604

Re: Feature requests

Kirk Bevins wrote:Yeah and Queen Elizabeth II is our queen - doesn't mean we want her face on apterous when we're playing does it?
I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.
by Edwin Mead
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 3rd 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 3rd 2010

craig wrote:Colin is my favourite contestant this series, possibly ever. I'm quite upset he lost.
Me too, also.

Such a polite man, and he can tell a good story too. They should invite him back to be the Dictionary Corner guest, also.