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by Matt Morrison
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Got my first shot this morning? Felt a bit naughty.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 28
Views: 13624

Re: Steam codes

Shot in the dark but I don't suppose anyone wants to purchase two games from this selection? https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/platinum-collection-build-your-own-bundle I really want one (Train Valley 2) which I'm more than happy to pay the £3 for but can't justify for £9. Happy to pay a bit...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1943
Views: 303505

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Jonathan Willis wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:01 am
Thank you Gavin and Johnny. I am scared of getting into gaming as i had a brush with addiction to a game in the past.
Nothing to be ashamed of, unless it was "the game" rather than "a game". What was it?
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1943
Views: 303505

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:33 pm
Hello and welcome!
This might be the most desperate of all your 10 million posts.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: I made a Word Ladders app
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Yeah Lingo isn't great. The format is as old as the sun though eh, no one is infringing on anyone here.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Covid 19 roll call

Contracted it mid-December, via Heather's school being more concerned with staying open and bums on seats than sensible measures. Am in the extremely vulnerable category due to a drug I take to control my psoriasis being an immunosuppressant (and having a comorbidite to go along with it). Isolation ...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 28
Views: 13624

Re: Steam codes

Steam codes for these if you want:
* F1 2018
* FIA European Truck Racing Championship
by Matt Morrison
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Paul Anderson wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:30 am
oopacks
Throwback to Scott Gillies on the show.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: "Viral" maths problem

I do like to work with booleans.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: "Viral" maths problem

Damn I must've been drunk. Saw you quoting that and I thought I must've made that post years ago, not last night.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: "Viral" maths problem

Code: Select all

const printThisShitOut = `Gevin is in love with ${c4c.filter(c => !!c.cool).join(" and ")} and he is a prick.`;
by Matt Morrison
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212905

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

You can get proper hypoallergenic proper cats.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 55
Views: 5924

Re: Who posts here?

can you repeat that please Robbo?
by Matt Morrison
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: "Viral" maths problem

If a(b+c) == ab + ac isn't it 1?

Not done maths in many years so don't remember the rules as to when you would expand the brackets.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: RIP Howard Somerset
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: RIP Howard Somerset

That's sad. Never really got to know Howard other than a few cursory exchanges on C4C but "easy going nature" seems right, always struck me as someone very laid back, calm and friendly. Definitely one of the good guys.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 34
Views: 17108

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

And in the age of pandemic, your jealousy knows no rule-breaking bounds!
I can't see myself hitting lucky number 13 for some time... grr...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Yeah that's fair. It's quite easy in person as you can say a lot in a simple look shared between host and contestant. A bit tougher over a Zoom call to know what people are looking at or what a look means but as long as declaring your willingness to end early isn't too obvious in a way that might af...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:18 pm
I'd give more weight to the opinion of your statistician who's been watching since day 1, than some dude who wasn't arsed to watch till this week.
Sure, if the program is made for statisticians and pricks.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

General feedback: I don't think in this format you should ever end round early. I saw a numbers round the other day (I guess in Larsen's first game) where it was super easy and Paul just called a stop to it after 10 seconds. Tonight there was one that was obviously impossible. Whether or not the con...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12557

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Just started watching. Your outfit (is that the word?) is amazing Fiona! WAR LARSEN!
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:04 pm
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

Fiona T wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:42 pm
good old Jon Corby [...] gets wheeled out
Granddad.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Three words
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Three words

I should probably say, this was a black IPA with blueberry and maple syrup in it, which should go some way to explain 1 and 3.

And well, what do you know - looked up vaccinium and apparently we're talking blueberry. Thanks Conor! Is that a word you know?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Three words
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Three words

I can't get the middle one

11.5.2.6.18.20.1.1.19
3.1.9.14.13.22.21.9.3
2.5.3.17.21.5

(loosely?) beer related
by Matt Morrison
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375681

Re: Ask Graeme?

cool page. someone add Heather's! http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4984
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Xmas Specials
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Xmas Specials

I wish I'd been on by now so I could do one with Heather. Best of luck to everyone who puts themselves forward for this, great opportunity!
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246132

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I forgot to add that I ended the phone call (after telling you to phone me later on when you were able to actually physically talk) by saying something like "we all care about you Gevin, we all like your personality, we all like your opinions, we all like who are you and what you stand for, I love y...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246132

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Was walking through a train station, Gevin phoned. Sounded pretty panicked, a mix of short-breathed anger and short-breathed about-to-cry. As calmly as he could he informed me that a journalist had approached him and told him they had found out about the fact that he stole a pint of milk from a news...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 575
Views: 229937

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Missed out Watchmen. Again, when it comes to top-level themes if you'd told me it was a "superheroes" show I would have steered clear. It was probably only the soundtrack work of Reznor and Finch that drew me in, and I'm glad it did as it was brilliant. Along with Succession probably the best 2 thin...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 575
Views: 229937

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Avenue 5 was good fun, far from Excellent but definitely recommended for Iannucci fans. Just gone through most of The Eric Andre Show which I quite enjoyed but absolutely would not recommend to any of you. Recently finished second series of Atlanta. Kind of ambles around but perhaps all the more cha...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 131
Views: 21342

Re: Trade Secrets

yeah that's fucking horrible gevin
by Matt Morrison
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375681

Re: Ask Graeme?

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:54 pm
How many times has an error been made in dictionary corner, whereby they allowed a word not in the relevant dictionary, or disallowed a word that was...?
justice for heather
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Future of this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4810

Re: Future of this forum

I hate this place. It's an absolute shit show and I barely post any more. It used to be so awesome. These days I log on with some vague sense of excitement (that dissipates on a daily basis) and then watch that excitement drip away as I click through pages and pages of new posts from people I've nev...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192215

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Most kids are shit. You get the occasional interesting one. It's no surprise, since people of all ages generally follow the same rule.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Soya is shit. Almond is okay. Coconut is decent but I've heard it's not so good for you/the planet. Oat is very good. Cashew is nice if you can find it. Hazelnut makes everything taste like Nutella. For hot drinks, the best milk is no milk. Have you tried the hemp ? Rice milk is a more common one m...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

undoubtedly it is the Barista version of Oatly. The Barista version is worth it. oat milk in general is the best for coffee in terms of smoothness (some like soy can curdle) and oat milk is also pretty much the best for the planet too This is the best one I had too. The first few sips are acceptabl...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

undoubtedly it is the Barista version of Oatly. The Barista version is worth it.

oat milk in general is the best for coffee in terms of smoothness (some like soy can curdle) and oat milk is also pretty much the best for the planet too
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 294
Views: 119209

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Image

I don't know what this is but I know who it is. Tim Down.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375681

Re: Ask Graeme?

There is only one instance of two episodes having the same R1 selection and the same R2 selection. These were episodes 153 and 154 , so it was probably a shuffling failure rather than a remarkable coincidence. And worth mentioning the two R3s were 8/9 matching. Utter madness. Someone got shuffling ...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Vid 5 Recaps
Replies: 12
Views: 2680

Re: Co:Vid 5 Recaps

I probably won't, but if I ever do host a Co event - and I probably won't - then I will definitely start it at number 3 or something just to freak Gevin out. Going to go the full hog and make up results for the first two events in which 50 people took part.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 286
Views: 52016

Re: You Are The Ref

Especially as he probably still goes to Ceefax for his news. Because he is so old. Like Jon Corby.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Inventions corner

Have you gone vegan now then Marc?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 6342

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Great to see, thanks Fiona.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Inventions corner

"phone" casual brag
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375681

Re: Ask Graeme?

Ah, you can do that with SUBSTITUTE. I needed SUMPRODUCT around the maths though. =IF(LEN(D3)=9,IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(LEN(D3) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D3,{"A","E","I","O","U"},"")))>1,SUMPRODUCT(LEN(D3) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D3,{"A","E","I","O","U"},"")))<6),IF(COUNTIF(B3:B7,LEFT(D3,1)),"V","C")&IF(COUNTIF(B3:B7,MID...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375681

Re: Ask Graeme?

Think I got it son. =IF(LEN(D3)=9,IF(AND(LEN(D3) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(D3,"A",""),"E",""),"I",""),"O",""),"U",""))>1,LEN(D3) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(D3,"A",""),"E",""),"I",""),"O",""),"U",""))<6),IF(COUNTIF(B3:B7,LEFT(D3,1))...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 375681

Re: Ask Graeme?

Bit of an aside, but did some Excellery last night and came up with this horrendous formula: =IF(OR(LEFT(A1,1)="A",LEFT(A1,1)="E",LEFT(A1,1)="I",LEFT(A1,1)="O",LEFT(A1,1)="U"),"V","C")&IF(OR(MID(A1, 2, 1)="A", MID(A1, 2, 1)="E", MID(A1, 2, 1)="I", MID(A1, 2, 1)="O", MID(A1, 2, 1)="U"), "V", "C")&IF...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21621

Re: Joke Items

Bowling shoes are awesome in that they are designed to help you play the game properly and reduce injury. They weren't just designed to personally annoy Gevin. (That's just a happy coincidence). They allow for a degree of sliding that regular footwear doesn't and you don't want to scuff up the thro...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21621

Re: Joke Items

Bowling alleys haven't made you use their shoes for, I dunno, a long time. You just wear your own, as you're in flats.

That said, I still get bowling shoes because they are absolutely awesome.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21621

Re: Joke Items

Fiona T wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Most of you can ignore, but the software folks amongst you might appreciate this - I think we all have a duty to name our kids in a way to give us as much work as possible!

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/445 ... onscript-3
Ha!
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)
Replies: 16
Views: 2912

Re: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)

Codewords I've always called those ones (your enigma code)
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192215

Re: People you shouldn't trust

We've also talked about "text" a lot. I mean, I say "I fucking text you Gevin you prick". But then I am a bit common. However I don't go as far as to say "I sent you a texted", and that is a thing. Not sure of my point, but I love bringing up the "texted" thing. Yeah, there's a whole thread on this...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Text
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Text

There are some fucking NAMES in this thread. And I am still bewildered that you old OLD people think "texted" sounds ok.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192215

Re: People you shouldn't trust

...they'll write (and say) "Dave Edwards' nose" rather than "Dave Edwards's nose". Even worse is when they do it with a name that ends in an s but isn't even like a plural... I found this mental. I think in my whole time I've never met someone who considers "Edwards" as a surname to be a bunch of E...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192215

Re: People you shouldn't trust

We've also talked about "text" a lot. I mean, I say "I fucking text you Gevin you prick". But then I am a bit common.
However I don't go as far as to say "I sent you a texted", and that is a thing. Not sure of my point, but I love bringing up the "texted" thing.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21621

Re: Joke Items

Thanks Gevin. You made it a lot more SFW than I was planning to.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Inventions corner

You're wrong about pizza being like other foods Gevin. I think "hot cheese and sauce sliding unexpectedly off a pizza" and "hot filling bursting out from biting into a pop tart" are literally the two go-to examples of shocking food-based burning.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Inventions corner

There is a reasonable temperature difference between what can be eaten with your fingers versus utensils This is what I would dispute. It's all about what's too hot to put in your mouth. Your mouth is more sensitive than your hands to overly hot food. No-one find themselves in a situation where the...