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by Noel Mc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 111
Views: 5159

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Just as a side note, Pele has 2 votes, Maradona 0.

I think Maradona > Pele.

Id also put Messi as (probably) the best footballer ever though, so what do I know.
by Noel Mc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135564

Re: Ask Graeme?

Callum Todd wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:28 pm
- People to have picked 4 large the most times during heat games
- People to have picked 4 large the most times overall (including any and all televised appearances)
Im probably the answer to this (potentially tied).
16/16 4L
20/20 4L including up to semi final
by Noel Mc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: A Word of Thanks

:D
by Noel Mc
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

A Word of Thanks

Hello All, I hope this is the appropriate place to post this. I just wanted to put up a message of thanks to you all. I've had a super 2 or so years preparing for and taking part in Countdown. I always wanted to, so it's checked off my list, but I'm ready to move on. It's been great being a quasi-pa...
by Noel Mc
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 9041

Re: C of C Draw......

Eoin - all your reasoning as far as who should go is sound. The only problem is it's based on the premise that participants should be decided solely on ability (as well as partially how much they have been dying to take part themselves). If I was surmising, I would probably add in audience reaction ...
by Noel Mc
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Two options:

Go from TV, in which case it won't count as tie break.

Go from studio, then it does count as tie break.

I would be inclined to go from studio
by Noel Mc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Dublin #4 29th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 7071

Re: Countdown in Dublin #4 29th September 2018

Too late to potentially jump in to this?
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: The Irish Question

I do like the Cork accent, or anywhere on the west coast!
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: The Irish Question

Yes! This!! This is why C o C law exists!!! Championship of Champions? The alignment of Paisley and Adams with Farage made me laugh. Paisley of old (I assume you’re talking about Sr.) obviously used to just spew a lot of hate filled bile, but in his later years, he definitely did a lot to remedy so...
by Noel Mc
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 9041

Re: C of C Draw......

Show us the seeding!
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

The Irish Question

Apologies for a political post, I know they are often not the most popular. As most of the people on here are Scottish/English/Welsh, I’m interested to know how you view NI/RoI/The North/The South, or even what you know about it. I only ask because I find it hilarious how little coverage the affairs...
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 9041

Re: C of C Draw......

I had a think about the draw. I reckon it’s manufactured* for a Zarte v Tom final. That’s the real box office encounter. Zarte is the street favourite, slightly edgy, the indie choice. Tom is the eye-candy, loved and adored by young and old. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly distracted by his...
by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 3566

Re: What Degrees do you have

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:39 am
As my daughter had just graduated with a 2:1 in Drama.
I was wondering what you boffins have all got.
I have barely 2 O levels and a City and Guilds in Air conditioning
Congratulations to your daughter Mark :)
by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 3566

Re: What Degrees do you have

[/quote] I don't know anything about this, but it reads like "I got a BA and then I paid to upgrade it to an MA without doing any work". Is that what is meant? Is this common? [/quote] Pretty much what it reads like. I have a friend who went to Oxford. Did a bachelors degree. After like 3 years or s...
by Noel Mc
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 3566

Re: What Degrees do you have

Peter Mabey wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:04 pm
BA (pass only) Maths - subsequently paid fee to register as MA.
Oxford/Cambridge? Or does anywhere else do this?
by Noel Mc
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

Zarte - Novenas was pretty prophetic. At least where I live anyway!

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2018/06/ ... a-1354323/
by Noel Mc
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 8151

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So no points for the first game??
by Noel Mc
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oops
Replies: 62
Views: 6440

Re: Oops

This discussion about ‘times by’, whilst old, is hilarious.
by Noel Mc
Fri May 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5106

Re: Where are They Now ?

Stewart Holden runs my local pub quiz.
by Noel Mc
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: School level maths question
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Re: School level maths question

I agree that it’s a poorly worded question but disagree with the 40<n<76 bit. The question should probably be ‘based on these results, how many would you expect to get etc.’ The word expect though I think probably covers up your problem with the question. The reasons I don’t like ‘40<n<76’: Whilst I...
by Noel Mc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: School level maths question
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Re: School level maths question

Question 1 is B
Question 2 is A

I don't get the problem...

Relative frequency is used as an unbiased estimator for probability.
by Noel Mc
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

I just had some man shout at me ‘You wouldn’t have beaten that guy last week!’, seemingly in reference to Zarte.

No idea who the guy was. He must love countdown though.
by Noel Mc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 46)
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 46)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:55 pm
Nice to see the Tory guy losing to LABOURS in round 5.
Patrick Murphy is definitely the antithesis of a British Tory as well!
by Noel Mc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Wow, I totally can’t quote things properly
by Noel Mc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

[quote="Noel Mc" post_id=175521 time=<a href="tel:1520619117">1520619117</a> user_id=89682] Another record (currently belonging to Dylan) that Zarte can equal. He currently has 271 points from numbers round. Highest ever is 311 from Dylan. If Zarte gets 4 10s tomorrow he’ll equal it. Side note - Fr...
by Noel Mc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Another record (currently belonging to Dylan) that Zarte can equal. He currently has 271 points from numbers round. Highest ever is 311 from Dylan. If Zarte gets 4 10s tomorrow he’ll equal it. Side note - From the wiki, about Dylan: “He is also the show’s best numbers player, scoring 311 points in 4...
by Noel Mc
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1698

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

I’m feeling for this guy. He seems better than the average player.
by Noel Mc
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2389

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Rachel is some pup
by Noel Mc
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2389

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Cheeky wee 9 to finish the letters
by Noel Mc
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2389

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Zarte in R8
by Noel Mc
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2389

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

2nd numbers - (75-(10-2)/8)x6-25
by Noel Mc
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, if Philip gets beaten, but scores 103 or above, he will inherit the title of highest average score for a non octochamp, from Zarte. (I think)
by Noel Mc
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Adam Dexter wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:33 pm


Of course, the *correct* way to do it is ((10 x 8) + 3) x 9
Which Mark already said, stop robbing.
Both of them used too many brackets, so I think I can steal this one for myself.

It's (10x8+3)x9.

You're welcome.
9(10x8+3)

;)
by Noel Mc
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Leak...
Replies: 6
Views: 2501

Re: The Leak...

The Daily Express article has a video of one of my numbers rounds on it. 'Rachel Riley snaps at Martin Lewis' lololololol
by Noel Mc
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)

It was a fun game, despite the harrowing score line! I had UNDERSEAL and UNDERSALE, but couldn't remember which was allowed! Might have made the score look a bit less desperate!
by Noel Mc
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Series 77, QF4)
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Series 77, QF4)

It was very fun watching it back! I think the score line was fairly accurate of our comparative abilities, we had a pretty even head to head on Apterous.

33rd highest joint score ever *high five*
by Noel Mc
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Series 77, QF4)
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Series 77, QF4)

R3 - ((75-4)x50x3+100)/25

Saw it too late :(
by Noel Mc
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th December 2017 (Series 77, QF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th December 2017 (Series 77, QF2)

Although I had forgotten just how close it was!
by Noel Mc
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th December 2017 (Series 77, QF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th December 2017 (Series 77, QF2)

If he had declared 814, it would have been a 14 point swing, would have won by 8. It was tense in the studio watching it!
by Noel Mc
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 4195

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

I may be dumb, but can I ask where you got the predicted margins from?
by Noel Mc
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 12747

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Image
by Noel Mc
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 13776

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Can there be a prize for most accurate predictions?

Having watched/been involved in them all, I can say they're great. I'm biased though.

I will say though, Rufus Hound is awesome. Probably the best thing about the finals.
by Noel Mc
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Came on for Round 6 numbers. Same as above :)
by Noel Mc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Well spotted!
Replace Words with Letters.
by Noel Mc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Could be useful to learn some words (obviously not check them)
by Noel Mc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

It's got 9 chapters, unimaginatively titled 'Four Words' through to 'Twelve Words'. Each chapter is basically just a list of words arranged in alphabetical order (once they themselves have been rearranged. Four Words starts with: AAAB - ABBA BABA AABC - CABA AABD - BAA'D AABG - AGBA Not gonna lie, i...
by Noel Mc
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Oxford Anagram Finder

Someone in work gave me a copy of the above mentioned anagram book, published by Oxford in 1999. Anyone have any idea of its validity?
by Noel Mc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)

I logged on for DIPTEROUS. Unsurprised that's it here already!
by Noel Mc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday September 11th
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: Spoilers for Monday September 11th

R3 alt numbers
(75x8-9x50+7)x5
by Noel Mc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)

My early guess is no. A better numbers player could have caused a 34 point swing by nailing all the numbers rounds. I'm sure I'll be proven wrong though! The conundrum was a super spot though!
by Noel Mc
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wrong Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Wrong Time

This could just be me, but when I'm on this site, the time always displays as an hour behind. It is currently 16.05, but this will post as 15.05. A problem with daylight savings?
by Noel Mc
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

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

I knew I picked a final vowel in R1 for a reason!

It was wrecking my head as to why, but could not remember! I wanted an O for SEQUOIA.