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by Joseph Krol
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 12th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 4)
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 12th 2012 (Series 66 Preli

Joseph Krol wrote:OCULUS is good isn't it?
SUDARIA too.
My 1000th post which went unnoticed at the time.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 13th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 5)
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 13th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim

My ODE3 says:
Oxford Lexicographers and Grammarians Society wrote:The following forms for comparative and superlative are regarded as regular and are not shown in the dictionary:

* words of one syllable adding -er and -est, e.g. great -> greatest
No mention of anything else of relevance. Sorry in advance for adding fuel to the fire.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 13 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 5)
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Friday 13 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 5)

Round 8: M F N I A E C R T C1: MINARET (7) C2: mainer DC: RAIMENT (7) FIREMAN (7) CERTAIN (7) OT: CARMINE (7) FAINTER (7) FANCIER (7) FRANTIC (7) INFARCT (7) MANTRIC (7) MERANTI (7) NEMATIC (7) TACRINE (7) Score: 69–37 (max 71) NOTE: DC actually said FIREMAN, CERTAIN, CARMINE and FANCIER. No RAIMEN...
by Joseph Krol
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 28351

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

I will bring my ODE3. Complete with WASSAIL and APHICIDAL.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lame Pun Coon
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Lame Pun Coon

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by Joseph Krol
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8 Out Of 10 Cats Do Countdown
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Spoilers For 8 Out Of 10 Cats Do Countdown

I think AGAROSE was in the round of GARAGES.
by Joseph Krol
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Channel 4 Mash Up
Replies: 3
Views: 634

The Channel 4 Mash Up

The adverts are featuring Countdown led by Jimmy Carr and with Sean Lock and someone else as contestants. The letters game featured is an ordering of *ACCEEHIKP, I think. My best from it is IPECAC.

Thoughts?
by Joseph Krol
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown/C4C/Apterous themed quiz
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: Countdown/C4C/Apterous themed quiz

For the anagram: The Westcar Papyrus made man say 'Hire a Tor!' informally.

Or: Thomas Carey, a loner, thawed my fairy rump up arms.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Second place.
Replies: 28
Views: 1691

Re: Second place.

I heard that a past series winner took it with him when he went fishing so he could listen to the radio, but then he accidentally dropped it in the water. It was a Dell rolling in the deep. Seriously though, as someone who likes reference works as a rule, I would prefer not to swap. I already have f...
by Joseph Krol
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS.02 - signup and shiz
Replies: 76
Views: 5466

Re: aptoSOS.02 - signup and shiz

Dear Mr. Matthew Morrison,

In.

I am, sir, yours, etc.

Mr Joseph Krol
by Joseph Krol
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 2390

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011

Has anyone really been considering Carl winning the series?
by Joseph Krol
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 22694

Re: Only Connect

Just made one myself. I'm not sure how hard it is.

http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid/1652
by Joseph Krol
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Saturday quickfire quiz I
Replies: 35
Views: 2281

Re: Saturday quickfire quiz I

Conclusion: this was extremely badly run. :D

Hopefully Thomas will run it better.
by Joseph Krol
Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Saturday quickfire quiz I
Replies: 35
Views: 2281

Re: Saturday quickfire quiz I

Thomas: 3/10, 59 minutes left - 9 points
Eoin: 1/10, 79 minutes left - 9 points
Thomas wins due to higher points out of ten.
by Joseph Krol
Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Saturday quickfire quiz I
Replies: 35
Views: 2281

Re: Saturday quickfire quiz I

If you want, Thomas.

1. Pressato or d'allevo
2. Mitochondria
3. Doric
4. I follow
5. PHAGOCYTE
6. Citizendium
7. GTA4 areas
8. Burnley
9. Double landlocked
10. Vaughan-Williams
by Joseph Krol
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Saturday quickfire quiz I
Replies: 35
Views: 2281

Re: Saturday quickfire quiz I

Will post later.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Saturday quickfire quiz I
Replies: 35
Views: 2281

Re: Saturday quickfire quiz I

Using Joseph's Arbitrarily Calculating Knowledge Addition/ Subtraction Scoring, I have decided that Thomas wins and Eoin comes second.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Saturday quickfire quiz I
Replies: 35
Views: 2281

Saturday quickfire quiz I

You have until the X Factor final starts, whenever that is. PM answers. Time taken and answer correctness both count. 1. Name one of the two main kinds of Asiago cheese. 2. On which organelle might you find cristae? 3. Complete the sequence: Corinthian, Ionic, ? 4. Je suis means I am in French, what...
by Joseph Krol
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C Awards (The Charlies 2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Re: C4C Awards (The Charlies 2011)

Worst miss is for both, apart from thatI don't like 'worsts'. Will consider the others.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C Awards (The Charlies 2011)
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Re: C4C Awards (The Charlies 2011)

It is probably time I started doing this properly. Please get voting! I'll be taking categories until next Monday, noms up to Friday, votes up to Christmas Day and then results will be out at sometime before 2012 hopefully. JK
by Joseph Krol
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quickfire quiz - gauging interest
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Quickfire quiz - gauging interest

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a quickfire quiz, probably on Saturdays. Points would be deduced from time taken to answer and questions correct. If a good few many people say yes, then this will hopefully start next Saturday.

Thanks,

Joseph.
by Joseph Krol
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6 December 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Spoilers for Tuesday 6 December 2011

The winner yesterday plays some dude called Sayed or something, on today when 6 years ago David Cameron became leader of Conservatives, but Rhys could tell you that anyway :D . Also 243 years ago the Encyclopedia Britannica was first published and it is constitution day in Spain. Yay. MALEATES/CASEM...
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 21st 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 21st 2011

I think ANTIPOLE was there at some point. Not even sure if it is a word tbh.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37753

Re: Politics in General

Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 33530

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Tonight's is just finishing, 'tis the finale. The place where it is set (Todmorden) is close to me, so might visit the statue for the heck of it.
by Joseph Krol
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Poppies
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Poppies

I have a poppy on me right now. I guess it's really the donation that counts. The cost of the poppy probably is more than the financial benefit of their existence.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 7th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 7th 2011

James Robinson wrote:
Jack Worsley wrote:Thought Adam showed some promise but was too risky when he should have been playing safe late on.
Yeah, he shot himself in the foot, quite literally. Big, big waster. :x

SAMFIE in round 1, DENTINAL in round 2, OSTIOLE and STOOLIE in round 12.
Literally?
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Citizendium
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Citizendium

Does anyone actually use it? Has anyone even heard of it? If you haven't then it is basically Wikipedia but with a larger focus on reliability. I ask as I have been fascinated by it but few people seem to use it. If you wish to edit then a simple application form is all that stands in the way.

JK
by Joseph Krol
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Missing People
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: Missing People

Sophie is alive.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Are You?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: What Are You?

When you were born, you were the:
5,973,763,461st
person alive on Earth
81,462,459,566th
person to have lived since history began.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 22694

Re: Only Connect

Quick Countdown and Pointless mention there. (second connecting wall)
by Joseph Krol
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 33530

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Fake.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Tournament formats
Replies: 36
Views: 4298

Re: Tournament formats

Yeh, I'm not really a fan of randomly picked tournament games anywhere, the people you get drawn against basically count for more than skill sometimes.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Subtitling errors
Replies: 24
Views: 2563

Re: Subtitling errors

I thought that for life shows they used a speech recog program.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday October 21st 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers For Friday October 21st 2011

I'm pretty sure in some accents snakiest could potentially be pronounced the same as sneakiest. It's a Countdown Conspiracy, which there are far too many of these days. I should make them into a book.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14559

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

Or feel outrage when you see a touareg.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 16296

Re: Pointless Series 5

Ok then.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 16296

Re: Pointless Series 5

Starting a hashtag for tweeters: #jamesrobinson
by Joseph Krol
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 13th 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 13th 2011

I think ACREAGE was there at some point.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 16296

Re: Pointless Series 5

AWESOME final round today.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 26th 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 26th 2011

SOLITUDE in the GODLIEST/EULOGIST round
by Joseph Krol
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 15705

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

May have to forfeit this one, I'm afraid. I've been rather busy this weekend
by Joseph Krol
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptovision 2011/12
Replies: 52
Views: 3422

Re: Aptovision 2011/12

Where Thomas Carey goes, I follow (generally).

In.
by Joseph Krol
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 15705

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

Joseph 92-73 Oli

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=527376

Oli played very well with a nice conundrum solve to boot.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Twitter

I've recently started using this and though I find it is less user-friendly than FB I like the fact that it is easier to work out what other people have similar interests. I made one today called #electricpencilsharpenersruinmyschoollifebutmainlymygeographylessontoday. Oh yeah.
by Joseph Krol
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday September 7th 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday September 6th 2011

PINNACES was in one of the rounds
by Joseph Krol
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Red or Black
Replies: 29
Views: 1328

Re: Red or Black

Yeah it's really just like saying a if you toss a coin and get heads twice, the coin becomes biased towards tails. The probability will always be 0.5 red 0.5 black as each spin is a distinct event.
by Joseph Krol
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 5:00 - Pointless or The Chase?
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: 5:00 - Pointless or The Chase?

Pointless definitely. Never been that fussed about the Chase.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 7575

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

I got all four dinosaurs. Should I be proud of this?
by Joseph Krol
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 1 September 2011 (Series 65, Preliminary 44)
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Thursday 1 September 2011 (Series 65, Preliminary 44)

Pretty sure it was garret (with an e) in round 6.
by Joseph Krol
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What was your first 9?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: What was your first 9?

I think my first was RELATIONS.
by Joseph Krol
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 15705

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

In.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 21597

Re: Guess who...

Slightly different question now: Where am I on this tube map?
by Joseph Krol
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Android apps
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Android apps

Also I like JuiceDefender. I did a vaguely scientific experiment to see which (out of JuiceDefender, GreenPower battery saver, and battery doctor) battery saving app worked best and it came out on top. My phone now runs for about an hour and a half more than it used to! Others I just remembered are ...
by Joseph Krol
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Android apps
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Android apps

Anyone got any suggestions of good android apps? Mine include:

The Three Angry Birdses
Dropwords
Paper Toss
Air control
Fatbooth
Kobo
Google Earth
by Joseph Krol
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 127494

Re: Bug reports

I have no idea how to remove it tho.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Reccommend shows to apply for
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: Reccommend shows to apply for

It's recommend. And I agree that pointless would be a good idea.