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by Julia Hayward
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Maths vs. English
Replies: 26
Views: 4795

Re: Maths vs. English

As Rachel occasionally reminds us, arithmetic is totally irrelevant to university level mathematics. Although my degree is in mathematics, my numbers skill (such as it is) derives from tackling Mensa-type puzzles, so can immediately spot factors of 3-digit numbers, and am also familiar with 13 & 17...
by Julia Hayward
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 11th August 2014 (series 71, prelim 25)
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Monday 11th August 2014 (series 71, prelim 25)

By coincidence we went up north on holiday the week before broadcast, and I discovered what a STOTTIE is. Yum!
by Julia Hayward
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 11th August 2014 (series 71, prelim 25)
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Monday 11th August 2014 (series 71, prelim 25)

That was me... having joined Apterous after getting an audition and found myself repeatedly being blown away by even 1200-level players, and also having seen Mark's previous game from the audience, I knew I was probably a big underdog and was therefore pretty sanguine about losing. What viewers didn...
by Julia Hayward
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 73687

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

I'm on the broadcast on Monday 11th August...
by Julia Hayward
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 213
Views: 89774

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

I really hope noone has kept this morning's log. Note to self, DO NOT google words you are not familiar with, especially not when in the office, and even more so when someone in chat says "have you tried googling it?". Apterous deserves a soapy mouth for one of its teasers...
by Julia Hayward
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 73687

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Just back from filming. They did say that there's big blocks of time over the summer where Nick is required for The Apprentice, so don't assume there are many (or even any) other filmings between 29th July and 20th August!
by Julia Hayward
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoMultiLon
Replies: 50
Views: 16020

Re: CoMultiLon

Hmmm... in two minds as while I'm quite happy to come along and be the fall guy for someone out for a record score, I'm also heavily involved in MSO that week (one gold and two bronzes to defend) when not at work and my family would probably like to see a bit of me at some point! Any thoughts of joi...
by Julia Hayward
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 112
Views: 23328

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

...when you're watching Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the kids. Two characters are arguing over whether a mysterious vial contains antiserum or vaccine, and you instinctively side with the one who says ANTISERUM because it's a 9...
by Julia Hayward
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 284482

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi all! I used to be an avid watcher of the show many years ago when I was a student, but then full-time jobs got in the way... anyway, I mainly spend spare time playing poker, backgammon and the like but I met a couple of the Countdown researchers at Mind Sports Olympiad 2013 in London; they were i...