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by Noel Mc
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: School level maths question
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

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: 1219

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: 1474

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: 841

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: 1174

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: 1174

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: 1174

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: 1085

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: 1313

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: 1313

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: 1313

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: 1313

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: 1033

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: 1160

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: 1747

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: 1119

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: 1085

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: 1085

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: 15
Views: 1077

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: 15
Views: 1077

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: 3213

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: 9594

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: 11043

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: 1036

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: 1423

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: 1423

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: 1423

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: 1423

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: 822

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: 1078

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: 1188

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: 930

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: 1576

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.
by Noel Mc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)

Most of the conundrum was spent thinking 'Oh crap, I need this for 800!'
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

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

R1 was dumb. Shoulda picked a final consonant.
R7 I wanted an E for WAYSIDE :)
R13 I wanted an A for FOLIATES :( Foiliest was dumb.

If we're talking about maxing your score though, picking 4L the whole time is pretty dumb.
by Noel Mc
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21st August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21st August 2017

Can I blame tiredness for the numbers? I had 526 in R9. R14 was just embarrassing.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 962

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

GUNLESS and OUTFEED were both risks as well! The other guy had gunless written down if i remember correctly.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 962

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

I saw 2x300 pretty quickly and just got stuck on that to be honest, couldnt look at anything else the rest of the time. Whilst my competitor thought i went 'round the houses' im pretty sure we both used all the numbers, so he can suck it.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

They didn't show it, but Nick actually asked me what it meant. I feigned ignorance and shrugged my shoulders. He asked Susie but she said she would tell him later.

I met a few of pupils at Tesco yesterday and me FAPPING on TV is big news it seems.
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

I think if she realised she had one thing and changed after she buzzed thats grand. There was no deceit intended when originally buzzing.
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Thats mostly fear in my voice to be honest!
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

I was desperately trying to find anything else other than FAPS.

Some shocking number rounds from me so far.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)

I came here to post a numbers solve, but Zarte already posted it :(
by Noel Mc
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 2201

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

Tim Down wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Fair enough. I thought I should probably have kept my half-formed, speculative opinions on this particular player's conundrums to myself and I wish I had done now. Sorry everyone.
Well done for acknowledging your failings. You are forgiven.
by Noel Mc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 11043

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

I wonder if he will change tactic for the numbers come the final?
by Noel Mc
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

Just regarding the Irish thing: I was specifically put first on the Monday so that if I did manage 8, I could still fly home early on Tuesday evening.
by Noel Mc
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017

I thought his R9 solve was awesome!
by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

If he had a 6 in the round he risked spokier, there would have been a crucial conundrum. Maybe he might have been more competitive in the conundrum? All surmising though!

The champion was poorer than usual at the numbers today. I reckon that could be tiredness though!
by Noel Mc
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

Although your theory would make sense as it would allow an evening's notice in order to get a standby contestant should someone Octo.
by Noel Mc
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

I was on the first show of the day, my audition must have sucked!
by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 11043

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

Tom was awesome. Not overly surprised that his 7th game was close, the strength of his opponent being one factor, but also that it was his fifth episode in a row, probably filmed at about 8pm at night!

I'm up on the 15th of August, but 24 episodes before that!