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by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3633

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015

Of course you're being ridiculous. I haven't suggested any alternative, because YOUR approach is the alternative to the status quo. And it is not an improvement. Just to restate, the status quo is to apply the rules of Countdown (as they have more or less stood for 10+ years) to the headwords found...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3633

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015

Of course you're being ridiculous. I haven't suggested any alternative, because YOUR approach is the alternative to the status quo. And it is not an improvement. Just to restate, the status quo is to apply the rules of Countdown (as they have more or less stood for 10+ years) to the headwords found ...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 12336

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Really enjoyed it, always love the dynamic of youth and experience you get at Co-Edi. And always love catching up with my pals. Thanks for Mike and Richard, to Nita and the Countdown club! Just realised this isn't what I meant to say. As far as I'm aware Nita and the Countdown Club didn't create Mi...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3633

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015

A few alts about so far (eg OCTUPLE+T), but just one 7 beater available for R8 (DEFEAT+COM). Not sure if the 7 beater would be valid - it's listed as a derivative of FACET, but has a note to say it can only be used 'in combination', so it's really more like -FACETED. Is there anything in the rules ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 38342

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Zarte Siempre wrote:Or maybe they'll just pick good players who aren't nobs
That's a very gracious way to rule yourself out of the running :lol:
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3532

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

Actually give him 575 and I'll take the rest as a commission for having this fucking amazing idea. I can beat that price easily. Using my revolutionary system, I'll get all eight home for HALF what you're quoting, yes you heard right folks, HALF that price. That's three hundred quid for the eight, ...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3532

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

Actually give him 575 and I'll take the rest as a commission for having this fucking amazing idea.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3532

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

You could get the top 8 to chip in the £75 it would cost on average to get to another event and pay Mark Deeks £600 to drop them all home in his minivan.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3532

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

I just can't see the top 8 caring enough to go to a specific event with 8 people, let alone any spectators. You might get a few.. but if it's rolled into the Hangover, people who are in the top 8 will probably already be in town, and people outside the top 8 may even be more keen to stick around for...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3532

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

And depending on which scoring system is used, the 8 will probably be in attendance in Lincoln.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3532

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

The 8-thing could take place alongside the Hangover? Guarantees spectators, gives the 8 the best chance to actually be there without increasing their costs, assuming they would've gone anyway. No extra costs involved for anyone.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous/Scrabble player Mikki Nicholson RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: Apterous/Scrabble player Mikki Nicholson RIP

Holy shit, this awful :(
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Thanks Charlie! (phpBB upgrade)
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Thanks Charlie! (phpBB upgrade)

Like!
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 50740

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

It's notoriously tough to track that kind of thing. I don't have anything to contribute. I don't know why I'm here really. I'm hanging, possibly still drunk.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 50740

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I'm curious to see the level of customisation you've got going on for a factory reset to have such an impact. Screenshots?
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 12th 2014 (Special)
Replies: 21
Views: 2130

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 12th 2014 (Special)

It doesn't matter how tactful you are if your "opinion" is contradicted by facts.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 593
Views: 134136

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I think I appear in more than my fair share of people's dreams.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 593
Views: 134136

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:It's literally just a carrot with a trigger poking out of the bottom.
Hahaha..
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 12336

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Really enjoyed it, always love the dynamic of youth and experience you get at Co-Edi. And always love catching up with my pals.

Thanks for Mike and Richard, to Nita and the Countdown club!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers for Friday 24th December 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Grand Final Spoilers for Friday 24th December 2021

The big day has finally arrived! Joseph Krol arrives in the final as number one seed and hot favourite are dispatching his sister Sophie yesterday in a tense double-max game, 147-137, the highest joint total since the switch to all numbers rounds. Meeting him is number three seed Amey Deshpande on h...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 26587

Re: Countdowners in the news

Can we please have updated links based on: "tracked down and attacked" (almost sounded literal!) someone for a negative review on goodreads.com (Corby) serious suggestions of arrest? (Jono) "he's just told you he was trying to get publicity" (Gevin) Thanks guys. I was drunk last night and respondin...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 26587

Re: Countdowners in the news

Sometimes I think the world is trolling me. How the fuck could he be arrested for writing that? What law has he broken? Who's to say if his blog is fact or fiction? Is it illegal to imagine a fake kidnapping?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?
Replies: 45
Views: 9437

Re: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?

Jon Corby wrote:There must be a DOND equivalent of this forum (or, rather, the countdown wiki) which keeps stats of all shows right? Your theory would be pretty easily proved by some simple analysis. Do it!
If you find that site I'm happy to (ask Michael Wallace how to) do the analysis.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?
Replies: 45
Views: 9437

Re: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?

"Chatty Man" Alan Carr was playing today (Oct 12th) for charity,go on, have a wild guess what the "Independent Adjudicator" put in his box? To absolutely nobody's surprise (apart from Alan,that is, who "dealt" at £26,000) it was would you believe it, the £250,000! If he'd had the courage to open Bo...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 38219

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Did anybody watch Matt Bayfield: Infamous? It was quite enjoyable. I think I know how he's done a couple of the bits. Confused by the Rubik's Cube one, and the psychic stuff he did must've been researched? Yeah I watched it, it was okay - light years better than his shit TV specials have been, in t...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 38219

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Did anybody watch Matt Bayfield: Infamous? It was quite enjoyable.

I think I know how he's done a couple of the bits. Confused by the Rubik's Cube one, and the psychic stuff he did must've been researched?
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 218
Views: 55216

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

That's brilliant.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 593
Views: 134136

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Didn't even realise. Yeah probably!
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 593
Views: 134136

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Unusually for me I had a pretty vivid dream last night. Mainly it wasn't about Countdown until the end but I'll write the whole thing down because I made notes on it before I went back to sleep. I was either at a screening of or actually part of a Holocaust film which starred Peter Capaldi [have bee...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter tile font
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Letter tile font

Think it's futura bold. Not sure what font size, 300pt?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

And just another quick gripe while we're on the subject, although nobody in here has or probably will mention it.. but I've heard it at work today from at least three people. They reject the court's decision, which is fine (although completely baseless as they openly admit to not having read the fac...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

I think it boiled down to him not being able to make a judgment on whether he would be likely to kill the person behind the door because of his mental state at the prospect of his house being broken into. Which is very subjective. I imagine at some point during the trial they would've had expert wi...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

But it's Friday and any stand someone takes strongly I will vehemently oppose.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

I think it boiled down to him not being able to make a judgment on whether he would be likely to kill the person behind the door because of his mental state at the prospect of his house being broken into. Which is very subjective. I imagine at some point during the trial they would've had expert wit...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 14576

Re: You Are The Ref

I think in James Martin's 952 he actually says "and then x times y... whatever that is". I think you should have to know, but it's probably not enforced.

I don't think you should be allowed the points in the numbers game.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Other men) weeing in your toilet
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: (Other men) weeing in your toilet

^ lol This topic is annoying me now. Fact: generally, men can't piss in a toilet without making a bit of a mess, even if it's just on the seat. They really can't. Or, at least, they don't, generally. And yet you lot still try and claim you'd rather have other men's piss all over your seats/rooms, t...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Missing number
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Missing number

Matt Morrison wrote:that's he really clever
That's he!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Final recap
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Final recap

I enjoyed it.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 6742

Re: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November

Kirk Bevins wrote:Sadly I won't be able to retain my title as I'll be refereeing in Wolverhampton. Hope you all have fun though!
See someone's a bit too big-time for Countdown these days..
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 12336

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Kirk Bevins wrote:I'll be in Edinburgh once again but for the darts so sadly it's a no from me.
You out in the evenings?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)
Replies: 32
Views: 2101

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)

Oh and I know this situation is all kind of my fault, but can we please not turn this thread into a big debate? If it must be had, have it somewhere else please. Nah fuck that, let's have it. Give it a rest Gevin you prick, you are a fucking robot. And Zarte you can fuck off as well, get your oar o...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 14576

Re: You Are The Ref

16. It's crucial conundrum time, with C1 holding a narrow lead. The conundrum is shown and C1 buzzes in but the clock does not stop due to a technical hitch. The contestant gives his answer over the clock but the round is declared null and void. A new conundrum is shown, and this time C2 buzzes in ...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 593
Views: 134136

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:Jono is big spooning Paul Sinha, who is big spooning me (which ergonomically makes no sense but whatever)
Wow.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 21st 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2026

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 21st 2014

The delightfully debonair Anton du Beke is in DC this week, after a 5 year gap. ;) :) :D That's a long time. Was he called Anton Du Beke back in those days, or was he still known as PJon Du Buncan? Stares blankly. Has a think. Gets there in the end. Ignores Gevin post first time round. Reads David'...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 14576

Re: You Are The Ref

Excellent idea! 1. It's a letters round. C1 declares 6, then C2 declares 6. You ask for C1's word, and he says MINUTE, pronouncing it like the unit of time. C2 says MINUTE, pronouncing it like the synonym for tiny. C2 has not written his word down, but insists he doesn't have to show his paper to C1...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Podcast: Episode 1
Replies: 23
Views: 4264

Re: Apterous Podcast: Episode 1

Graeme Cole wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:This podcast came up in conversation today and I ended up listening to it again. Might be a nice addition to the aptodev blog or something if it's possible to do any more once in a while.
We're planning to do another one soonish maybe.
Is it soonish yet?
Maybe.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 6748

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I think I've already made the point that it's more effort to sit down for a piss than to stand up. So? Just saying, you cunt. Cos you were all like "Hey, I've just thought - How much restfulness can you gain from 30 seconds of sitting? Not enough to overcome the squatting down and up, surely." You ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 6748

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I think I've already made the point that it's more effort to sit down for a piss than to stand up. Edit: Less effort? I would argue that the effort involved in pulling your trousers and pants down (and up again afterwards), moving into the sitting position and having to stand up again at the end is...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 6748

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

Sitting down is more restful than standing up. Standing up is more restful than squatting up and down. The sitting down lasts longer and makes more of an effect to the overall restfulness than the squatting bit does, hence overall sitting is more lazy/relaxing than standing. How long are you sittin...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 6748

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I still don't buy the lazy angle. Squatting down and then back up is not lazy. It's an actual exercise. You're doing actual exercise that you don't need to do. It'd be like me doing jumping jacks when I'm taking a slash (and you'd better believe I'd still get every last drop of piss in the centre of...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Missing letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: Missing letter

5
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stage
Replies: 15
Views: 2878

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stag

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:What country am I? I was in the qualifying for this, so I must have been a country, right?
You got one syllable right :D

(Sorry, it just sat up too well)
He's a tree?
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stage
Replies: 15
Views: 2878

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stag

Would've been a shit tournament if even one word wasn't formatted.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A kick in the teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 3193

Re: A kick in the teeth

Even if we only requested details for games we don't have full details for, of which there are over 100, there is a significant cost associated with taking a 30 year old videotape in a long-obsolete format and converting it to something playable on modern equipment like a DVD, and doing that 100 ti...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 6459

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Can't see anyone from Europe going over there and winning, for the South American teams every match will be like a home one. In the same way as every England game is like a home game when they are playing in, say, Italy? It's not like the 1930s, when teams had to travel by boat and another continen...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A kick in the teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 3193

Re: A kick in the teeth

This is great and it's good that they took the request seriously.

I guess all FOI Requests are online:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-476929
by Jon O'Neill
Wed May 21, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 23650

Re: Guess who...

Larry David?
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: Desert Island Discs

Isn’t taking a laptop kind of against the spirit of Desert Island Discs? Effectively you’re being asked what handful of songs + book + luxury item you’d take with you if they were the only songs you could ever listen to again. And you’re saying “I’d take these eight songs and this one book.... and ...