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by Phil Reynolds
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 27176

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Tom S wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:49 pm
Ciaran McCarthy wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:47 pm
I will be on BBC'S Impossible on 30th October until 10th November for 2 weeks at 2.15pm on BBC1
Coincidentally you're on with my neighbour Sam :)
He's very cute. Endearingly dim, but very cute.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2222

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

A non-mover at number 3: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. The introduction sounds like someone projectile vomiting and it goes downhill from there. Up from last week's 4 to this week's 2: Party Fears Two by The Associates. Great hook but the worst lead vocal of any UK chart single, ever. And st...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon May 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: The Countdown App

Noel Mc wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:20 am
and I think it might reject valid words too, can anyone confirm this??
Yes:

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by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 2633

Re: Cool Things You Did

A few weeks ago my other half and I filmed ourselves being chucked off a mountain . Can I be gauche and ask how much it cost? The adroit (geddit) answer is it didn't cost us anything as my father-in-law bought us vouchers as a Christmas present. But anyway it's £60 each; I don't know if there are a...
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 2633

Re: Cool Things You Did

Gavin Chipper wrote:Are you the next one after Nick? The timing could be good. He's unlikely to want to carry on for too much longer at his age.
#Nexit
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 2633

Re: Cool Things You Did

Gavin Chipper wrote:Nice, and nicely put together video as well.
Ta!
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 2633

Re: Cool Things You Did

A few weeks ago my other half and I filmed ourselves being chucked off a mountain.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed May 04, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 209
Views: 12910

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Hinterland. The opening episode of series 2, while good, felt a bit drawn out, but this week's was back to form and unexpectedly moving.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34630

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Does anyone say "thuh"? In my dulcet tones, it's usually "ther" as per "per". Well, "uh" was my attempt at rendering a schwa (unstressed vowel) without resorting to symbols from the International Phonetic alphabet. In the context of a phrase like "all the time" (where "the" is unstressed) most peop...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34630

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who always pronounce the word "the" the same way regardless of context. When someone says "Thuh idea is..." I assume that they are aliens masquerading as humans who have made the basic error of not listening to how real people talk.
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22155

Re: The Chase

Jon Corby wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:Add my name to the list of Countdowners going the now cliche The Chase route. I'm on Wednesday 16th March.
This is exciting news.
So when I was on you were
interested
but Mark has you
excited
?

None taken.
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who are your heroes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: Who are your heroes?

It's pretty hard to read Andrew Hodges' biography and not come out of it viewing Alan Turing as something of a hero. Besides "inventing the computer" and "cracking the Enigma code" (neither of which he actually did by himself, but his contributions in both were significant), his refusal to accept th...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 31343

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

By the way, there's no way I would have labelled the meat sausages as vegetarian so I wouldn't have been a good subject. But you probably wouldn't have gone along with the whole stand-up-sit-down thing and so wouldn't have progressed to that stage anyway. I thought it was interesting and more plaus...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 8439

Re: How many countries have you been to?

12/197: UK (3/4), Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Australia, Hungary, China (Hong Kong airport for several hours on the way to/from Oz). Also passed through Luxembourg on coach going to Germany once but can't remember if we got off or not (it was 40 years ago, FFS)...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 31343

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:this one is apparently an exploration of the power of peer pressure.
And the twist at the end is that Derren Brown invented beer.
Well, one variety of it anyway. It's called "Brown Ale". Haha, I am funny.
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 31343

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

guessing it is suicide Wrong. unnecessarily harsh. I could have googled Or turned to page 33 in your copy of next week's Radio Times and read Derren's article about it. Oh hang on - for incomprehensible reasons, not everyone buys RT, do they? I keep forgetting that. :roll: @Corby: The difference be...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 31343

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Matt Morrison wrote:it's "pushed over the edge" or something, "driving a normal man to do the unthinkable"

guessing it is suicide
Wrong.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Records on the wiki
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Records on the wiki

Jon Corby wrote:I care.
Should have gone to Specsavers.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 32025

Re: C4C Photo Dump

This year's Countdown Diversity Parade is in full swing, but I think this lot will struggle to get more than 6s and 7s.

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by Phil Reynolds
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

Anyone had a go at this?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Cooking

I tried to start a similar thread once but it never really caught fire (unlike my dinner last night, haha I am funny).

Rumour has it that Matt Morrison is a fully blown vegetarian but I wasn't involved so can neither confirm nor deny.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34630

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who ring the doorbell twice.
What have you got against the postman?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34630

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Men who spell their name "Aaron" but pronounce it "Arron".
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I feel personally responsible when people post in this thread, though in this instance (and many others) all I can really do is Google. Top result is this: https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc0000225/ That seems to have some ideas, including the option to make a boot disc that can perform the repair from ...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I have a major problem with my PC, which I recently had upgraded with a new SSD main drive, new memory and Windows 10. It's worked fine for a couple of weeks but suddenly all I get on startup is a BSOD with "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired" and error code 0xc0000225. It says to use recovery tool...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 2708

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

I can't recall ever reading a book more than once I've read all of Armistead Maupin's books multiple times - the earlier Tales of the City ones probably four or five times each. They're like much-loved holiday destinations that you can't resist going back to again and again. I've read the aforement...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 2708

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

I'm currently nearing the end of Edge of Eternity, the final book in Ken Follett's "Century Trilogy". It's the fifth of his books I've read, after the earlier ones in the trilogy and the two Pillars of the Earth books. I enjoy the epic scale of his books and want to keep turning the pages, but at th...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 209
Views: 12910

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Broadchurch was the best thing I've watched for a while. Totally missed the boat when it was on telly but binged on it the last couple of weeks. Have you watched both series? The first one was stunningly good, the second patchy - still worth watching, but the first series had set the bar impossibly...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 18064

Re: Only Connect

It normally jars when people on OC mispronounce "horned viper", saying "horned" as if it had two syllables. But something about the way Mr Pendleton said "Whore Ned" made me forgive him.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

Re: Pointless (In General)

Ah, clearly it passed me by! I was just happy for a rare contextual opportunity. Here's Jamie's moment of glory . I remember thinking, that's sailing close to the wind for a teatime game show, and then a few minutes later the name of some insect or other came up and Richard looked meaningfully at M...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

Re: Pointless (In General)

Ian Volante wrote:JIZZ
Yes, that's the episode I was referring to. :?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

Re: Pointless (In General)

Where's Jamie Karran when you need him?

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by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 27176

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

There was no sign of an arrow during the closing credits but I've carefully watched the whole show again and I think I may have spotted him.

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by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 27176

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

James Robinson wrote:Although, strictly speaking, Hugh hasn't appeared on Countdown...... :roll:
Hasn't he? Oops. :oops: Thought he had for some reason. Dunno why as I haven't watched Countdown for about five years.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 27176

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Countdowners appearing on other quizzes is pretty humdrum by now. Countdowners featuring in the credits of other quizzes... now that's something else.

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by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases

Mark Deeks wrote:I live at Body Hulk Bared
Nice. What's with the little fence round the lawn though?
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases

Jon O'Neill wrote:Sent from cheek.zones.part
Sitting on the toilet by any chance?
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

But that would only apply to Firefox, and you haven't done the same thing (editing, deleting, reposting, closing tab) in IE to cause it to do that there. That's why I suggested it might be an internal flag in Facebook, which is still set (against my account) regardless of which browser I use to acc...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

It must be something that relates to both Firefox and IE, I'm wondering if it's a plugin like Java or something that you could try reinstalling. Funnily enough, Firefox warned me the other day that my Java installation was out of date so I've just installed the latest version. No change. :( Somethi...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Jon O'Neill wrote:Press Escape.
I actually believed you. :oops:
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Further clarification: having just looked at the various available cursors in Control Panel and what they're called, the one I'm getting (a white arrow with a spinning blue circle next to it) is actually called the "working in background" cursor, not the "busy" cursor which is just the spinning blue...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Facebook/Firefox is not crashing or hanging, it's working perfectly normally but with the busy cursor? And you change tabs to something else and the cursor goes back to normal? Yep to all that. As well as restarting the browser try ctrl-shift-del to bring up the clear recent history dialog, try cle...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Dear MM A couple of days ago I got in a slight kerfuffle trying to edit a comment on a Facebook status, which I messed up so badly I ended up deleting the comment and reposting it. It seemed to work, but ever since, whenever I go on Facebook in Firefox, my cursor changes to the "busy" cursor (the ar...
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Tipping Point
Replies: 26
Views: 4059

Re: Tipping Point

I bought (for £1.49) the app for this game a few days ago, and I'm finding it quite addictive. The simulation of the machine itself is incredibly realistic and makes me wonder - do they actually model all the complicated physics involved, in real time, for every counter in the machine? Or do they us...
by Phil Reynolds
Sun May 24, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1892

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Graham Norton seems to be under the impression that Conchita is actually a woman rather than a bearded bloke who likes wearing women's clothes. Tom Neuwirth (the performer who plays Conchita) uses the masculine pronoun when referring to himself, and the feminine pronoun when referring to the charac...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon May 18, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1892

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Is this Saturday 23rd? Co:KL I'm afraid.
Countdown in Kuala Lumpur?
I have a friend that lives in Malaysia, so perhaps this could be organised. (But it's King's Lynn until then.)
Seems reasonable. Pronounced "cockle", I trust.
by Phil Reynolds
Sun May 17, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1892

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Gavin Chipper wrote:Is this Saturday 23rd? Co:KL I'm afraid.
Countdown in Kuala Lumpur?
by Phil Reynolds
Wed May 13, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who are you voting for in the General Election 2015? (Poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: Who are you voting for in the General Election 2015? (Poll)

Marc Meakin wrote:I myself have been a census taker
Where's Hannibal Lecter when you need him?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4772

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

Matt Morrison wrote:ANOTHER RELEVANT KICKSTARTER!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16 ... ble-urinal
I was interested in this item in the list of benefits:
Designed to adjust to any angle - works great in the “morning” :)
What can they possibly mean?
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4772

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

This is a hot topic in Germany.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30937492
by Phil Reynolds
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Thanks for the comments. On further investigation I found that switching to BT's unlimited usage broadband will only cost me £1.42 a month more than I'm paying for the version with the 40Gb limit, so rather than faff around trying to work out where the allowance is going, it seemed less hassle just ...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I'm on BT Infinity broadband at home which gives me up to 40Gb data transfer per month. Until now this has been fine - our average monthly usage has been around half that. But towards the end of last month, for the first time, I had an email warning me that we had gone over 70% of our quota; and now...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Sorry guys! Haha, don't be. Got it working eventually, and even though it was a minor inconvenience having to buy the extra adaptors etc, it still worked out cheaper in the end than any comparable option I've been able to find. Found this neat kit that includes a SCART plug with female phono socket...
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

On the bright side, the main thing I'll be using it for is digitising old VHS tapes, and our video machine has all three AV connectors. I spoke too soon. After wasting a couple of hours trying to get the thing working, with the capture software just saying "No video signal detected", I discovered t...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43578

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I received the August-VGB100 USB thing today. Installed the software etc. but have had a problem with the connection of the August USB to the Sky+ Box. The problem comes with the fact that the Sky+ Box doesn't have one of the Yellow video cables. Annoyingly it has the Red and White audio slots whic...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22155

Re: The Chase

Jon Corby wrote:Some people call me the space cowboy.
Pics please.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22155

Re: The Chase

Jon Corby wrote:I remember you, and I am interested to know that you'll be appearing in The Chase on Tuesday 2nd December.
Sorry, and you are...?
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22155

Re: The Chase

I haven't posted here very much over the past few years so there probably aren't that many current forumites who remember me, but anyway those who do might be interested to know that I'll be appearing in The Chase on Tuesday 2nd December.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 500
Views: 66429

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jon O'Neill wrote:I think I appear in more than my fair share of people's dreams.
You don't appear in enough of mine. ;)
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect Series 10
Replies: 21
Views: 3388

Re: Only Connect Series 10

Awesome teams tonight. First up the coders. Coding is sexy and they have a super sexy smoking hot supermodel playing on them. THEN WOW. The gamesmasters. Michael Wallace and Charlie Reams' lovechilds. Plural, one with beard. And someone called James Robinson who is nowhere near as good as the real ...