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by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzle: The Case of the Missing Countdown Episodes
Replies: 22
Views: 2702

Re: Logic Puzzle: The Case of the Missing Countdown Episodes

Just been trawling the forum for the first time in months. Just as I was about to go and do something productive I found this little gem and I've been captivated for the last 45 minutes.
Totes amazeballs puzzle and story. When the penny finally dropped it was very rewarding. I love you Graeme Cole xxx
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Asperger Syndrome
Replies: 81
Views: 8870

Re: Asperger Syndrome

Cool post bro
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 1001 Things You Should Know
Replies: 22
Views: 4399

Re: 1001 Things You Should Know

Steve Balog wrote:Especially the "it doesn't matter how well you did for most of the show, only the last round matters at all whatsoever" part.

This is a very, very bad thing.
I blame Duffman
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: If Apterous were Real Life - the comic
Replies: 17
Views: 2914

Re: If Apterous were Real Life - the comic

Haha these are amazing! You could auction them at CO-events and make a fortune :)
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7989

Re: Pointles Series 6

For those who don't facebook:

Me and my lovely Pointless friend Abbie Thomas will be hobnobbing with Alexander and Richard on Monday's show.
Tune in to see if we can scoop the jackpot! If it makes the edit there might be a maths battle of some sort...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat May 26, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 587
Views: 114681

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

That's a rare dream indeed. Everyone knows I rarely hand in my university assignments! Last night I dreamt I was playing Apterous and Charlie had introduced a new bot called Apterous Racist. It declared NIGGER for every round even when it wasn't the max and even when the letters for NIGGER weren't e...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat May 26, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7989

Re: Pointles Series 6

Must have missed this particular edition of Pointles so I'm glad I still visit this forum once in a while to pick up on dream questions like the James Bond one. My mind's racing now trying to think of some goodies: Maud Adams, Lois Maxwell, Richard Kiel, Samantha Bond, Desmond Llewelyn. Also I'm des...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun May 06, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Latest actuary puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Re: Latest actuary puzzle

Cool. Will have a look at that as a treat after I've finished my teaching assignment. Also there's one of those conditional probability mindfuck problems at the bottom of the page that everyone loves/hates so much :)
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu May 03, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Summer Break/1001 Things You Should Know
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Summer Break/1001 Things You Should Know

Upon seeing the title to this thread I thought Karen Pearson might be going on an exciting Summer break somewhere, and the first person to learn this list of 1001 things would get to go on an exotic holiday with her. Sadly this was not the case. Very disappointed :(
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu May 03, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Touchpad cursor lags - help!
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Touchpad cursor lags - help!

Kirk Bevins wrote:so if I wanted to write "I love Jon Corby"...
Why on earth would you want to write that?
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei5 - Saturday 14 April 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3289

Re: CoLei5 - Saturday 14 April 2012

Just as long as the photos exist I will experience the same enjoyment whether I attend or not :)
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei5 - Saturday 14 April 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3289

Re: CoLei5 - Saturday 14 April 2012

James Robinson wrote:Here's the photo album for the event: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 163&type=1
<3

Finally! James' co-event photos are the only reason I have any interest in co-events. Or Countdown for that matter.
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 5851

Re: Name Our Child

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCdmiZyyGjQ

I particularly like La'Taniana'Bo'Vanashrianiqualiquanice
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 5851

Re: Name Our Child

Either Ava or Eva
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 1557

Re: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Some maths job. Also the guy on the darts that shouts 180. Now I'm a teacher and in a year or so I'll probably copy Kirk again and become an actuary.
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 2)
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th January 2012 (Series 66, Preli

Wat lots of people have said. Slowly warming to Nick after turning on midgame and seeing him struggle to read the teaser. I'm sure it's only a matter of time til the nerves settle though and he'll shine through. Well done Nick. Well done everyone in fact. Debut rating: 7 thumbs up Oh yeah and MADDOX...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 16976

Re: Pointless Series 5

Just catching up on Pointless lolz. First of all, unlucky James, me and my kid bro really felt for you when you didn't scoop the jackpot. If ever there were an Aesop's fable about knowing too much for your own good, that would be it. Good show though, maybe be 27% less awesome next time? As for Para...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 28686

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

Assuage Eracloses and Pippa Lee for me too. Paying à la Kirk (you know I'm good for it!)
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 28686

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

Room booked both nights £29 and £35.50. Paypalling Ben as I type* :) Very excited for a Hexy stopover



*Jokes: everyone knows I can't multitask, but srsly I'm doing that next
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How tired are you today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1206

Re: How tired are you today?

I am quite energetic today but then everyone who knows me will tell you I can run circles around King Kong on cocaine at Disneyland.
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 397
Views: 42059

Re: Politics in General

(-2.62,-2.51)
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 6967

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Yeah I too had a paratha a while back and forgot to express my dislike. Sorry Gev.
by Dinos Sfyris
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 16976

Re: Pointless Series 5

Mark James wrote:SuperNintendo Chalmers.
SKINN-ERRRRRRR!!!
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Finglonger
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Finglonger

He probably nicked it off that dastardly Wernstrom. He DID invent the Smelloscope though.
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 15112

Re: Hex

Matt Morrison wrote:But how about this.
Tons of new Hex categories
Latin
Dinos sursum et deorsum salit ludere Hexum tecum in Londinio, Mattus Morrisextus!
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Do you still watch Countdown?
Replies: 35
Views: 4117

Re: Do you still watch Countdown?

Rarely. Reckon apart from the finals I've watched about 10 episodes of Countdown in the past 6 months. Worse yet I haven't read a single Countdown recap in about a year. Sorry recappers :| And I only ever bothered to read one historical recap evarr. Sorry James!
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Red or Black
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Red or Black

Let's not forget conditioning. If you fall asleep then wake up during red or black I'm fairly sure chances of red are 2/3.
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Red or Black
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Red or Black

Jon O'Neill wrote:The whole thing sounds retarded.
Precisely this
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Lowest possible max in a letters round
Replies: 15
Views: 1618

Re: Lowest possible max in a letters round

It's in his kiss.
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 16976

Re: Pointless Series 5

"OH WOW CHER FANS IN THE HOUSE" (this is genuinely what they said), which we aren't. Hehe sure. Embarrassingly though I managed to pointles that one too. My excuse being I bought Cher's "Believe" album for my mum when I was like 10 and remembered one of the more obscure singles off the back. In fac...
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Collaborative crossword writing
Replies: 373
Views: 15928

Re: Collaborative crossword writing

Faulty cab brake makes for a rough ride! (8)
Traditionally where drugs are taken (7)
Madly erotic Euan has lots to deal with (10)
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Matt Morrison's holiday
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Matt Morrison's holiday

I think exactly what happened in the Bourne Supremacy happened on Matt's holiday, with Matt as Jason Bourne and Jono as an assassin.
by Dinos Sfyris
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone...
Replies: 53
Views: 3002

Re: Has anyone...

Hmm, that's a disappointing tale Dinos (homophone lols) Teehee :P For comparison purposes, would you please rate "blasting your perineum/the back of your balls from about 5 inches with a power shower"? Ah power shower to the testes is a lovely once-in-a-while treat. Nice and tickly 8/10. As for the...
by Dinos Sfyris
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone...
Replies: 53
Views: 3002

Re: Has anyone...

although I don't own a hair dryer and it might not go down well using my girlfriend's! Wait a minute. You have a girlfriend? Without wanting to open old wounds didn't you just break up with your wife? How the hell do you have a girlfriend already? It's just like Darren Clarke. His wife died and yet...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone...
Replies: 53
Views: 3002

Re: Has anyone...

@Lesley: As expected! The hair dryer thing sounds promising as I'd have more degrees of freedom and it'd be easier to gather momentum. Could be my next pursuit of misadventure, although I don't own a hair dryer and it might not go down well using my girlfriend's! If I'm resorting to using a hairdrye...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone...
Replies: 53
Views: 3002

Re: Has anyone...

Read this yesterday just before the gym and normally I would think "Jon Corby you've got a sick mind" but instead I thought "Jon Corby you've got a sick mind, but that actually sounds quite fun!" On this particular gym visit the changing rooms were pretty dead and the toilets are something of a secl...
by Dinos Sfyris
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurozone Crisis
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Eurozone Crisis

Once I ate bangers and mash and then I went to Europe and it was failing.
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 15112

Re: Hex

Michael Wallace wrote:felt like the N_GGGERS South Park joke.
LMAO love that episode. From now on your name is Jew guy.
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham 2011- Saturday 30th July
Replies: 125
Views: 16214

Re: Countdown in Nottingham 2011- Saturday 30th July

Just catching up on all the CONOT fun while I've been away in Egypt. Sounds like a great day. Wish I could have been there if I could have flown back a day earlier I would have. I texted Ryan though telling him to send everyone some anagrammy love on my behalf. Did he? He'll be getting a punch in th...
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Quiz Trippers
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Quiz Trippers

I got all excited about this with Ryan. Not really because of the quizzing aspect but the people on the ad seemed quite comical in an autistic quizzing sort of way like they might self-flagellate if they got a question wrong. Then I forgot to watch it. Don't think I'll bother now though having read ...
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 587
Views: 114681

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I watched Benjamin Button last night and a lady swims the channel in that. She didn't do it in 3 arm strokes though. From this I can conclude: 1. Ryan Taylor is an exceptional dream swimmer 2. Clearly from this vague coincidence we are obviously psychically connected in some way 3. I have some work ...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 151
Views: 6528

Re: Exam results

Got me a 2.2 in math. This means I'm on my PGCE. Yaaaay!
by Dinos Sfyris
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series
Replies: 221
Views: 15427

Re: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series

Sexy game. Well played both!
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos's Greatest Moment
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Dinos's Greatest Moment

Lesley wins!
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos's Greatest Moment
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Dinos's Greatest Moment

Nah it's not a TV moment. It's something I'd always wanted and been denied many times until one day I finally got my own way! Keep guessing!
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2348

Re: Are you a quitter?

You said it. Bros before hos from now on :P Also after months of blaming myself and feeling miserable that moment is when I finally reclaimed my dignity and it felt amazing. Also the day afterwards I finished my last ever uni exam and started my awesome new tutoring job. Feel like I've started a new...
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos's Greatest Moment
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Dinos's Greatest Moment

That's up there. Possibly top 15 but no :)
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2348

Re: Are you a quitter?

Yeah I guess I've kind of had 4 months to rationalise everything in my head and I've sort of become immune to the shock of people hearing it for the first time. I didn't really mean to dissect the breakdown of our relationship in public like that, but like I said quite a few people from here saw the...
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2348

Re: Are you a quitter?

Jon Corby wrote:I don't mean to pry or anything, but does she still maintain that she was totally committed at the time of the wedding?
I dunno I think probably all the excitement of planning it probably got to her a bit and I was too crazy about her to see anything else. Shit happens I guess.
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2348

Re: Are you a quitter?

'kin hell Dinos. Genuinely sorry to hear all that. How the fuck can that happen? You know I asked myself the same thing everyday because we used to be so great together. I would never have believed someone could change so much. But I knew in my heart that we could never get back what we had togethe...
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series
Replies: 221
Views: 15427

Re: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series

I played Innis again and lost (a lot more convincingly this time) so I'd like the previous game to be the one that goes on record :P or indeed this one, which annoyingly happened straight away afterwards...
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ralph Gillions
Replies: 22
Views: 1580

Re: Ralph Gillions

Oh my God! I had no idea Ralph was from my hometown of Rotherham! I'm tempted to go to his funeral now to pay my respects. His passing is sad news indeed x
by Dinos Sfyris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2348

Re: Are you a quitter?

I left Cineworld last week for pastures new. It was the most deeply satisfying thing I've done in aaaages. While I had absolutely no qualms at all with the management, and really enjoy working with most of the staff there (so much so that some of them have become my best friends even outside of work...
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham 2011- Saturday 30th July
Replies: 125
Views: 16214

Re: Countdown in Nottingham 2011- Saturday 30th July

I would have loved to come to this but it's been confirmed I'll be in Egypt (win) and get back the day after. Have fun, everyone!
by Dinos Sfyris
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series
Replies: 221
Views: 15427

Re: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series

Played my QF with Jonathan. It was pretty close for the first two thirds of the game and when Wynn came back to within 10 I thought a comeback was on the cards. But I managed to run away in the last leg to win 120 - 74. I then decided to make my semi with Innis as quick and painless as possible befo...
by Dinos Sfyris
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series
Replies: 221
Views: 15427

Re: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series

Will be about tonight but not in the room as I've got a heckload of stuff to sort out, but if Wynn is about someone fb message me and I'll get the last QF done and dusted.