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by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

PROLATED a surprising DC beater in R5.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm
LIMONITE as a beater in Round 1.
Me too!
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
BOGART and BIOWAR for beaters in R12
Me too!
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Confidently went for HUNDREDTH in the conundrum :oops:
Me too!
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

unwisest sounds reasonable, but unwiser sounds silly. I would suggest both bits to need to not sound silly to be specified

(This is why I'm not in charge of the dictionary)
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

How do vegans feel about the fact that planes have to test engines for bird strike by firing chickens at the engines? I'm not convinced vegans DO feel... they seem to become programmed to ramble about replacement cheese and share PETA posts on Facebook shortly after changing... "Veganbot is activat...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.
Perhaps they missed it because it shouldn't be valid, FALSITY is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/falsity
You just follow me around finding error with my spots, don't you...

:)
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

Martin Long wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:24 am
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Tried inferrals in R4, but it's not in.

DISORIENT in R13
Is RETINOIDS valid for an alternative 9 in this round?
Yes
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.

Less surprised that they missed ACETOGEN in R13
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 461
Views: 78445

Re: Is Apterous down?

Full site has been down for me since I woke up.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Cleverclogs

I have no issue with her doing that as compared to people giving multiple letters declarations, or declaring needlessly obscure stuff. But I do recognise your point.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
BACONER in R13
There were two 7s in that round, but with no C, that wasn't one of them.
...there are some days I really suck at this...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Was that one of the most unstructured and rambly DC spots ever? I'm not actually sure what point he was trying to make unless he's trying to get a job from Sugartits.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 203
Views: 30864

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

James Laverty wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:46 pm
I was thinking of using him for Callum Pickering!
Nah this is Pickering

Image
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

and the second...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 203
Views: 30864

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Image

Marek Larwood on today's show.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

DJ Marky Mark wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Me and Tracey Coming in on train at Birmingham New Street at 9am, is there public transport from the station to venue.
If I'm reading it correctly, the numbers 120, 120A, 127 and 128 will all take you to the venue from Birmingham NS
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:19 pm
In. But specifically in on the c4c post rather than the Facebook post.
Noted. Eyerolled at, but noted.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Good day to you! It’s now just a month and a half until our end of year event, and so this seems like a good opportunity to announce one of the things we’ll be doing! See, traditionally at this time of year, many groups such as ours will be having a secret Santa, but for us, the only option was to h...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 174
Views: 32114

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Matty Artell wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:38 am
Image

(I thought there was a thread for stuff the characters say but after looking for a whole 6 seconds I decided this will do)
Haaaaa, class.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)

Why did they need a doctor to fill in?

I'll get my (lab) coat.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

BOUVIERS in R7 I think.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL going forwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

FOCAL going forwards

Hi everyone. Apologies in advance if this looks a little self-important – the intention isn’t to be so, but I felt that it was necessary to state the following, publicly. After the Birmingham finals this year, I will be relinquishing my role as the chair of FOCAL. There are two primary reasons for t...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:07 pm
These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea.
Well that's one adjective for them.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: Steam codes

Can I have the Grid 2 stuff please, xx
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2636

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I fall in the middle. I don't mind keeping it in the house for people (same with coffee), but if you want a hot drink you make it yourself.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

I wasn't tracking maxes or anything, but that felt like a game that could be considered one of the best games by two non-apterites for a while?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

Did she just say that MARRIES was a dodgy 7? And was there some dodgy editing around it? Or is that just me?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 459
Views: 36101

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I'm liking the sound of Homosaari
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 304
Views: 25556

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:01 pm
threatened from behind
Threatened does rather feel like the right word.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3276

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Decent first table. Just close entries now :)
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

We often point the finger at contestants shitting up selections by always picking 3 vowels, but maybe it's time to look at the other side of this. People picking 5! Yes, that's you Noel! (But obviously well done, and I'm hoping you become an octochamp.) Why wouldn't he? I think every time he did it...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

ROARERS may be the best word I've ever heard pronounced in an NI accent.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3657

Re: Problems with Java

Just tried clearing cookies. No help.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3657

Re: Problems with signing in

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm
I know it's not the right thread, but I'm hijacking it anyway. I can't sign in to Apterous, I just get a blank window. Any ideas anyone?
You on Firefox? I'm having the same issue unless I use Edge.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5795

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:56 am
I saved you money, ungrateful git.
You should work as a spin doctor :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5795

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 am
I prefer to think of it more as a problem with authority and being told what to do, one that adds to my rebellious, James Dean-esque charm.
Nope, definitely cheating bastard.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5795

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:18 am
If the team challenge is chosen, then the team may be discuss their tactics in advance, but after that may not speak, with one player coming forward each round. The others must turn their backs and so will not know what has happened each turn.
Yeah, so, this didn't happen.
Cheating bastards.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5795

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Sorry for slow replies, got a stinking cold and cba with anything... Haha. Can we know what the other games were? I was around for the start of the Height one. I'll copy you my working notes - a few things were tweaked for timing or other purposes, but nothing was massively different. Speed – One Pa...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Heather Styles wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:55 pm
An "anti-Christmas" theme is a terrible idea, even by you guys' standards. It's no better than anti any other religious festival.
Oh that's a pity, will you not be coming?
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

I'm going to stick with dull methods...

(100+4)*5*50/25-75
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

When I saw Andrew's way on about 29s, I thought I'd gone around the houses

((100+50)/25/2+75)*7

...now I feel slightly better.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Noel Mc wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:37 am
I met a few of pupils at Tesco yesterday and me FAPPING on TV is big news it seems.
At least it's big news and not small news...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:54 am
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm
I mean, literally no-one has ever used it, so why would I know it?
...do you merely emerge from a hole to attend co-events?!
Isn't that what everyone does?
No, just you and Umby Pumby.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1794

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

I still don't think it is unacceptable to buzz without an answer. As far as I'm concerned, as long as you follow the show's rules, then who cares? It's ethically questionable, but not unacceptable. As long as you don't buzz before the conundrum's turned, and you answer immediately when Nick tells yo...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm
I mean, literally no-one has ever used it, so why would I know it?
...do you merely emerge from a hole to attend co-events?!
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

tbf, it was all I could see for ages, but did see spiv eventually.

Btw Noel, I've never heard a comforting NI accent before. It's lovely to listen to.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

FAPS beautifully glossed over :'D
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

LABOURIST in R5