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by JimBentley
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mathmo Test
Replies: 33
Views: 2585

Re: The Mathmo Test

I only got 28, but I imagine I might've scored a bit higher twenty years ago. I can still be a geek, though, right?
by JimBentley
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 25th January 2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1606

Re: Spoilers for Friday 25th January 2008

As no-one's posted the 987 yet, then I will oblige (do not fear, fellow COLIN attendees, I didn't get it within the time): 75, 5, 10, 1, 8, 5 : Target 987 75 + (5 x 10) - 1 = 124 124 x 8 = 992 992 - 5 = 987 Hurrah! You were damned good again today, David. As for the Vic Reeves thing, I think it's be...
by JimBentley
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)
Replies: 37
Views: 2043

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)

Great debut, David, ARMIGER and ORISONS were especially impressive. 8 maximums from 11 on the letters, max possible on the numbers and conundrum; with that in your debut game, I imagine there'll be even better to come.

Also, I think you look a bit like Vic Reeves.
by JimBentley
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 32
Views: 2052

Re: Letter distribution

No problem! But I should've remembered that the second "W" was a reversed "M"...ah well, most of the others should be right, anyway. Or as right as they can be - there's only 120-130 games in a series, which probably isn't quite a large a sample as is needed to be sure.
by JimBentley
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 32
Views: 2052

Letter distribution

Since Soo did his letter distribution page in Series 54, I thought I'd have a look at Series 57 to see if anything had changed. This is all just observed data - it's not definitive by any means - but a few things do seem to have altered (for one thing, the mythical fifth "U" made an appearance on mo...
by JimBentley
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forum hints & tips
Replies: 65
Views: 2994

Re: Forum hints & tips

Hahaha, you just beat me to it! At first, I thought the star appeared on this one just because I'd posted in it and obviously all other forum members would wish to be advised of this expediently, in order to read my words of wisdom, but then I realised I was being solipsistic and deluded and it's th...
by JimBentley
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forum hints & tips
Replies: 65
Views: 2994

Re: Forum hints & tips

I think a red icon means that the thread has unread posts, a blue icon means that you've read them all and the scrolling ones have more than 15 replies. Something like that, anyway. Haven't a clue what the stars are for, though.
by JimBentley
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 111090

Re: Welcome!

Hello, my name is Jim Bentley. I was on in Series 50 and managed to win eight games by using advanced mind control techniques on my opponents. Unfortunately my quarter-final opponent - the wily Adam Laws - somehow became wise to my saucy ways and beat me on a crucial conundrum. I have never forgiven...
by JimBentley
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Series 58, Game 14 (Monday 21 January 2008)
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Series 58, Game 14 (Monday 21 January 2008)

Series 58, Game 14 (Monday 21 January 2008) C1: RACHEL ALLENBY (1 win), a teaching assistant from Wetherby C2: MARJORIE HILLMAN, from Creekmore in Dorset DC: Alison Heard & Alastair Stewart Summary of game: ROUND 1 N S O I E L D A G ROUND 2 L M U A K E S I N ROUND 3 Z O I N S H A E D ROUND 4 A A R T...
by JimBentley
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 3586

Re: Breakfast

I like a full English too, but tomatoes have to be involved in some way. Fresh tomatoes grilled are the best way to go, but I'll have tinned if that's all there is. Also, mushrooms are essential.

Your tomato-based wrongheadedness is frankly astonishing, however.