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by Robert Lozyniak
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 3rd July 2014 (Series 71, Prelim 4)
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Thursday 4th July 2014 (Series 71, Prelim 4)

Thursday 4th July 2014 ← ЕГГОГ

The 4th was a Friday. (I know because it's a holiday in my country, so no Friday night social dance for me...)
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Having some fun trying to work out the rules, but I'm struggling - why at 9:43 is one of the contestants allowed to buzz in during a letters round with a 7? Because the letters game is harder in Turkish, I guess. I'm not sure I've ever seen a 9-letter word, and that's even with the joker. And what ...
by Robert Lozyniak
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

I have been watching Bir Kelime Bir İşlem, which is the Turkish version of Countdown.

Link to episode #116 is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhRYnbfw8S0
I recommend watching it, if only for the numbers games in this episode.
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing words you don't know
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

Playing words you don't know

I was watching some old episodes of Countdown online. More specifically, I was watching some with Kirk Bevins, and here's what I make of it: Watching a game with someone like Kirk Bevins playing is boring. Clearly he had just memorized a list of legal plays. So while the other contestant is trying "...
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 31204

Re: Countdown in the news

I'm split between wanting to know what happened to make Rachel want a divorce, and not wanting to stoop to the level of following celebrity gossip.
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle for programmers #2
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: Puzzle for programmers #2

I kind of like this puzzle. I live in the USA, where we don't have those machines (pity), but we do have YouTube, so I am a bit familiar with the genre you are describing. he pointed out that the machine in question doesn't actually play truly optimally against you, even when it's out-and-out trying...
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle for programmers #2
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: Puzzle for programmers #2

The rules are simple, you guess higher/lower, and the machine spins in a number and you either win or lose (it can't spin back to the same number). The RED numbers are no-lose; you will always win the gamble whether you choose higher or lower. What I'm interested in is how many gambles I can guaran...
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle for programmers
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Puzzle for programmers

What the "trippy" function does: Give it a binary-coded decimal number and it will triple it. Example: Give it 75h, get 225h. How it works: Multiplication works the same in any base, except for the carries. Example: 123 * 3 = 369 (decimal), and 123h * 3h = 369h (hexadecimal) In this case, the digits...
by Robert Lozyniak
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle for programmers
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Puzzle for programmers

Here is a "trippy" function of my own invention. Because I don't know your preferred programming language, I am posting in pseudocode. (Here, hexadecimal constants end with an h, so Fh is fifteen and 10h is sixteen.) function trippy (int32 ball) { int32 bat = ball * 5 bat = BitwiseOr(bat, CCCCCCCFh)...
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 20283

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

And while you're at it, you can computerize the letters board like they did with Wheel of Fortune. And ditto with the numbers board, having the board also automatically provide solutions (naturally), thus leaving Rachel with nothing whatever to do other than smile and look pretty. If you're going to...
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 13th September 2013 (8/10 Cats Series 1, Episode 5)
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Friday 13th September 2013 (8/10 Cats Series 1, Episode

What, and Bagface the bee doesn't get a mention?
No wonder poor Bagface had baggage!
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14273

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Graeme Cole wrote:...you see "4.32MB" on your screen at work and immediately think "9 x 8 x 6".
... and I thought I was playing too much because I passed a mailbox number 245 and thought "that's 49*5"!
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14273

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Thomas Carey wrote: About two weeks ago in DT we had a series of 40 'conundrums'* to do in teams of 4.

40/40, mostly instant, for me :D

*Anything subject related between 7 and 12 letters. Also had proper CD clock animation.
What is DT?
by Robert Lozyniak
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14273

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

You know you're playing too much apterous when... ...you have actually missed out on sex for the sake of "one more game". On more than one occasion. Yup - *hangs head in shame* - another true story. Matt just asked me to like this. Dear Matt, I DON'T like this. OK? I guess I get 10 points, as I don...
by Robert Lozyniak
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hello from overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Hello from overseas

Don't know if they work in the US though. They don't. Maybe we don't have Countdown for the same reason as we don't have the metric system. Did you know that there is even a Hebrew version of Countdown? I only managed to find one tiny clip of it, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-33wvhvWfQ M...
by Robert Lozyniak
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hello from overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Hello from overseas

How does one "introduce" oneself online, really? Well, here's my attempt: My name is Robert Lozyniak. I'm male and in my mid-30s. I live in Connecticut, which is a state in the USA. A lot of stuff I like is hard to find here. For example, I wanted a men's wallet with a pocket for coins, and I ended ...
by Robert Lozyniak
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CECIL as a counter
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

CECIL as a counter

I was wondering about number picks for a "generalized" version of the Countdown numbers game. What I mean by "generalized" is: The numbers on the cards may be any positive integers whatsoever. Carol/Rachel need not draw exactly six cards: it is only required that she draw (and, of course, put up) at...