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by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 174
Views: 34534

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:57 am
Robin did set one up, but I didn't see much advertisement, so I've autorenewed last year's too, which everyone who's playing has been auto-added to.
Is there a joining code available?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 98
Views: 8466

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:51 pm
By the way, to piss directly into the water you'd need to be a full-on psychopath or severely autistic.
I mean that's just ridiculous. It's the best place to aim and so satisfying. It's actually one of the best things about being a man.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 98
Views: 8466

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

By the way, how much does it matter if a few specks of piss that you can't see or smell, and as far as you're concerned doesn't even exist, land on some of the surfaces near your toilet? You're not going to know. Also they say piss is sterile don't they? I mean, it's probably some bullshit myth, bu...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 23945

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can: computer games. I'm utterly useless. I'm not really into it, but I'm not fundamentally opposed to the pastime, and over the course of the past couple of decades I have occasionally, inevitably been exposed to FIFA, various shoot-em-up...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 108387

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Latest Black Mirror was disappointing. Was expecting good things after Bandersnatch but the new episodes were fairly weak. The cabbie one was probably the best of the bunch but still a bit bland. Think Charlie might be running out of ideas. Could do with getting some other writers. I liked them. Ki...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3727

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Sorry - didn't realise that this was locked and cos I'm Off-Topic Mod I was able to post - I'll unlock in case people want to reply. Feel free to re-lock Ben if you disagree.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3727

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Cathy has been more than fair in her responses. I can't see anything in Cathy's post that seems unreasonable in the circumstances. Is it really fair and reasonable to pompously assert that Ashton is either: 1. A very lonely attention-seeker 2. A paedophile 3. Mentally or neurologically challenged 4...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed May 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 2562

Re: Negative picking

The order of importance for picking any round - letters or numbers.
1. Winning the match
2. Finishing as high in the competition as possible
3. You just fancy a certain selection
...
9999. What your opponent thinks/perceived negativity/opponent is on for a high score.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri May 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 38470

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That's a good one.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 108387

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

All three seasons of Fargo were astoundingly good, to the point where I see no need to try and pick a favourite or pick a weak one, though most other people who have watched it seem to want to do this. Absolutely enjoying the shit out of Fargo. Half way through season 3 and they're all individually...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
Views: 9770

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Something I got to thinking about - hypothetical. Say I was going on the show. I know a lot of very good quizzers, for example Ryan Taylor on this board, but I don't really consider them a "friend" as such (remember, this is hypothetical). However, I'd really like to use them as phone-a-friend. It'...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 5964

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Milky Way
Twix
Galaxy
Malteser
Galaxy Caramel
Mars
Snickers
Bounty
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What documentaries have you been watching.
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Re: What documentaries have you been watching.

All the latest Louis Therouxs. All were great. Watched the first of the latest Attenborough (Dynasties) - pretty good. Watched the first episode of DOGS on Netflix. It was a bit too much about HUMANS and not enough about DOGS, in my opinion. Making a Murderer Season 2 was interesting. I've been on a...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 108387

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I don't know if this is just me, but some of the reactions that some people on here have to some television programmes is completely alien to me. I'm never "in bits" after watching anything, and to be honest I find it a little bit weird. Am I the weird one? You should try Louis Theroux's documentar...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 17
Views: 3869

Re: A load of old tats

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:05 pm
But you're saying "I definitely want to be scarred for life. That's a given. Now I just need to find the way of doing it where I look least like a cunt."
That's right, yes.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 17
Views: 3869

Re: A load of old tats

I'd like a tattoo but don't think there's anything worthwhile enough to justify the lifelong commitment.
Open to suggestions though.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 73853

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler ...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 108387

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Recently watched Bodyguard - that was entertaining for something that made no sense.
Also watched Killing Eve - that was entertaining and made some sense.

Currently watching Making a Murderer Season 2. Not as good as the original (although how could it be?) Also I'm on the fence about who did it..
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 108387

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I feel sorry for anyone watching it on catch-up as they won't have that element of surprise. I will let you know No need, I already know the answer. The fact that it's available on catch-up at all means the twist doesn't work. Should still be an enjoyable watch though. Completely forgot about it un...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3363

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

The only thing that is used to counter potential upsets is the five point penalty per word challenge. In some American tournaments you lose your turn for an incorrect challenge, which is harsh. The 5 point penalty worked against me yesterday as one of my opponents played SALTIER then later hooked a...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3363

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

Back to topic, I'm not aware of any rating system which is particularly robust to (a) matches between players with relatively huge ratings differences, and (b) players who play relatively few rated games, which would include some of the Scrabble World Championship entrants. And to answer Gavin's qu...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3363

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

To be fair , most of the good players absent had visa problems anyway. I got the pleasure to play Mark Nyman today ( of this parish ) needless to say he beat me but it was nip and tuck until I picked up the Q late on. Still 2 wins from 8 will do me as I'm 73rd rated out of 75 so I'm currently 66th ...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3363

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

Yeah, it's dumb.

Although maybe the ratings system is not a good one if it's overly sensitive to lucky outcomes in your chosen game. But why are people worried about the rating change from (presumably) the biggest tournament in the calendar?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 3595

Re: How much do you tip?

This can go up in relation to how much I've had to drink. I only tip the bloke who cuts my hair at Christmas. Do you have one hairdresser per religious festival? Like Gevin I just go along with tipping even though as a concept it is ridiculous. Under 10% seems cheap. Over 15% seems like you're show...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 10218

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

1. Gives more attention to all 3 disciplines of the game (which unlike you I view as a selling point), 2. speaks more to tradition to honour the occasion, 3. likely takes fractionally less time, which I think is good for a game that only 2 people are playing (and which considering your other daft o...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Clock music pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: Clock music pitch

VHS artifacts or YouTube audio compression?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 355
Views: 91651

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Bournemouth saw just me doing the parkrun. The results out of 469 runners: 6. Gevin Chapwell - 18:30 (50 points) That's actually my second fastest parkrun time (my PB being 18:22 at King's Lynn last year). The overall points: 1. Gevin Chapwell - 360 2. Giles Hutchings - 106.7 3. Oliver Garner - 80 ...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 12023

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:15 pm
That's just "funded sport" whatever that is.
Funded sport means sports that get government funding.
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Probably doesn't take into account people just turning up somewhere and playing.
It does.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 12023

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I would like to know the percentage of 6 foot 7 plus people living in the UK. I suspect that answer will explain the lack of participation. But never give up as it has taken decades for America to accept soccer as a viable sport and I suspect come 2026 they may come close to winning the darn thing....
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 4254

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Why are L's worth 3 points?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 4254

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Just started playing. It's good, quick fun.
Currently have a 4-5 H2H against SusieBot which I think is just a "greedy" bot which doesn't take rack balance into account.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which words are the most useful to know?
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Re: Which words are the most useful to know?

Yeah, this is great. Nice work. Only thing I would suggest as an improvement is to do some face-up shuffling in the simulated rounds (or weight against rounds with double or triple letters). It seems to me that the most useful words seem a bit skewed towards double-letters compared to https://www.ap...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu May 03, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Quite good results for me..

I'm very ageist
Slightly homophobic
Not racist
Don't associate women with the liberal arts
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Re: Book recommendations

Jono is doing a book a week as his new year's resolution for 2018. He'll pop along soon with some of the highlights I'm sure. I copied some of them from what people recommended him on Facebook and will report back. I'm a little behind (3 weeks if I finish what I'm currently reading by Sunday). So f...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 4298

Re: Music Covers

Nirvana
The Man Who Sold the World
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 10781

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Stewart Lee
Louis CK
Frankie Boyle

Seen a load of great live comedy in London and Edinburgh but not from people whose names I can remember.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 8226

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

All separate taps are completely retarded. Why would I ever need hot water and cold water at the same time? But they do separate jobs. You might not use your laptop and wellington boots at the same time, but would you want to combine them? That's moronic and you know it. You can't blend your laptop...
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 73853

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched "Ted" earlier on Channel 4 (actually Channel 4+1, I got in too late to catch the start on normal C4). Now, I've seen it before and remember enjoying it a lot (of which more later), but I was never sure how much of that was because it was any good, or funny, or whatever. I'm pretty sure I ma...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 17606

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Two days to go and I've just realised I've been negligent in one regard- I haven't posted the seedings yet! Rather than do my usual thing of ridiculous numbers of calculations based on on-screen performance, etc. I've decided instead to do it a very simple way. And rather than explain this simple w...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 73853

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (2nd attempt)
Managed an hour this time.
Not rating it on that basis.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 355
Views: 91651

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:42 pm
I got through the ballot for entry into the 2018 London Marathon, so that's two marathons six months apart having never done one before in my life!
That's a little arrogant, to be so certain that you'll finish the first one within 6 months. You might as well get special jumpers made.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Re: Do you know what you know?

So far:

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by Jon O'Neill
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Re: Do you know what you know?

This is a stupid test and doesn't test whether you have the right amount of confidence in your knowledge in a sensible way. Take this example: "Wilt Chamberlain was shorter than 7 feet" I mean, I have no idea really, but most people are well under 7 feet tall aren't they? So really I'm answering on...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Do you know what you know?

http://confidence.success-equation.com/ I don't. Calibration score Mean confidence: 67.20% Actual percent correct: 54.00% You want your mean confidence and actual score to be as close as possible. Mean confidence on correct answers: 72.96% Mean confidence on incorrect answers: 60.43% You want your ...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 21
Views: 6453

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Bastille.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 38470

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Not even sure about this but Robin Hood is called Robin because he's always robbin' the rich..?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 38470

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

You get more than two "chicken wings" from each chicken.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 48
Views: 14739

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Anfield ~15 times Upton Park/Boleyn Ground ~15 times Wembley ~5 times Victoria Road (Dagenham and Redbridge) ~50 times Can't be bothered to check the names of the stadiums for the following teams as all are less than 3 times: Bromley Aveley East Thurrock United Concord Rangers Romford Hornchurch Pro...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Formula One venues you've been to
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

Re: Formula One venues you've been to

Been in the control room at Yas Marina.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 108387

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though. Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb... I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first ...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What causes easy misses
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

Re: What causes easy misses

The more you practise, the less it happens.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 65721

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

My geezer Danny Davey continued his distinguished TV quiz career today on The Chase.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 29316

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

That was brilliant. Amazing that if Bristol had got up and left the set with 10 minutes to go they'd be through!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 5985

Re: Breakfast

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:51 pm
Dead babies
Nowadays I'm more of a muesli person, if I eat breakfast at all.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 28
Views: 15585

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Does it have to be their current home?
How about student accommodation?

Charlie Reams (family home)
Charlie Reams (student accommodation)
Charlie Reams (current flat)
Heather Badcock
Matt Morrison
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 19932

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Dishoom is fantastic.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 19585

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

No, I don't think cheating does have to benefit the person doing the cheating. I refer my right honourable friend to Oxford Online Dictionary definition 1.1 of cheat (verb): "Gain an advantage over or deprive of something by using unfair or deceitful methods." Selecting out 4th consecutive vowels i...