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by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: .
Replies: 28
Views: 1362

Re: Lunar Landings Clearly Faked

Now THAT's a fake. No way is the moon that close to Earth. FFSRB
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2008

Er, it's your tournament mate.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Television Appearance
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

Re: Television Appearance

Maybe we'll do a seance where we all put our hands on Kirk's crotch to summon Howard's spirit.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: .
Replies: 28
Views: 1362

Re: Lunar Landings Clearly Faked

In a word.... no.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COMA Play-ins -- hosts wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: COMA Play-ins -- hosts wanted

I'm available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-10 and Wednesday evenings from half 9 onwards, usually.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: If Countdowners were sports stars...
Replies: 31
Views: 1825

Re: If Countdowners were sports stars...

Chris Wills - David Batty Idolised in Leeds for the strength of his tackle, wasn't afraid to dribble in the box and could pick up loose balls all day long, :mrgreen: Des O'Connor - Fabio Capello Handicapped by the fact that half the time he can't understand what the players are saying. Bahahaha!
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many contestants?
Replies: 37
Views: 1544

Re: How many contestants?

My mum bought mine off me to stop me flogging it on eBay.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Of The Game
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Name Of The Game

I was on Newsround when I was 13.

Did I win?
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 800 club
Replies: 19
Views: 1218

Re: 800 club

I sense quite a long Gevin post is on the cards...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des - Hearing Difficulties
Replies: 42
Views: 2163

Re: Des - Hearing Difficulties

Yay! Big hug.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: "What is COLIN?" and other questions
Replies: 33
Views: 11990

Re: "What is COLIN?" and other questions

Linked!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 4th February 2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1498

Re: Spoilers for 4th February 2008

Yeah well done mate. Maybe next you'll beat me online?

Probably not.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

Re: Breakfast

Dead babies
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite discipline
Replies: 32
Views: 1408

Re: Favourite discipline

I voted letters... I just find it more interesting. For example, if I miss a numbers game I never bother to check the solution cos it's massively unlikely that I'll learn something new. But I'm always keen to know what I missed, even if I do end up kicking myself lots.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How would Susie fare as a contestant?
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: How would Susie fare as a contestant?

Thanks mate.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN games
Replies: 45
Views: 1730

Re: COLIN games

Cheers for posting Dan, I enjoyed playing along.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How would Susie fare as a contestant?
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: How would Susie fare as a contestant?

Errr, doesn't anyone know she cheats?
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: If Countdowners were sports stars...
Replies: 31
Views: 1825

Re: If Countdowners were sports stars...

Absolutely brilliant.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Richard Digance
Replies: 81
Views: 3523

Re: Richard Digance

I'm going to join the David Mitchell brigade, because it seems like what all the cool people are doing. Also, I would like Phil Mitchell.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: [20030313] Recap for Thursday 13th March 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: [20030313] Recap for Thursday 13th March 2003

3 letters maxes between them in the final.. It's like I've always said: women belong in Dictionary Corner.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Versus Par
Replies: 46
Views: 2217

Re: Versus Par

If this is like the par score on UKGameshows, then one criticism is that it punishes disallowed words harshly. I don't think it does. If a player has an eight disallowed and their opponent gets a seven, then the program puts their offering down as a six (offering nonwords should be punished, but no...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Versus Par
Replies: 46
Views: 2217

Re: Versus Par

Actually, I think I might've misunderstood what your program is actually doing. My new initial response is: well done!
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Versus Par
Replies: 46
Views: 2217

Re: Versus Par

I have always maintained that the most accurate idea of how good a player is (after actually looking at every round and judging by brains) is maxima scored, where Paul Howe will be much higher I would've thought.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 31st January 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 31st January 2008

If he turns out to be shit, my dreams will be shattered.

Only kidding. Anyway, as for "a safe 9", there's that story where Chris Cummins's opponent said "I'll stick with a 5" and he said "I'll stick with a 9". Bahahaha!
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 101
Views: 3711

Re: Higher or Lower

Paul Howe wrote:I'll try a layman's explanation anyway. A continuous probability distribution is represented by a graph of a function that is always positive, and the area underneath the graph is 1.....
Sure.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Re: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final

Oh really? I didn't know that. Anyway, this time, just to avoid any chance that there might be someone who doesn't get selected for the poll, we should do every player. Start with Series 1. Go!
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Re: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final

Do a series of polls of every player ever, in knockout format.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Re: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final

With the possible exception of Allan saldanha. Based only on the Saldanha games I've seen on The Countdown Page, I would say Paul Howe on the form he showed was a much stronger player; Saldanha did miss plenty but was also very capable of streaks of brilliance. Of course, Saldanha also gets a load ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1977

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008

No, you're right, a little bit of a fuckup. Probably didn't happen like that in the studio though.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1977

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008

PROTEASE is a nice 8.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1977

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008

994 (two away)

((75+50)/25*100-3)*2
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1977

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2008

I'm going for the Dagenham bird. Sorry Dave-o.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Re: Recap for 24 January 2003 - C of C XI Grand Final

At their respective peaks, the best are Gallen and Beevers. The most impressive ever are Julian for his word defining and Hansford for being weird.

These are indisputable truths.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN games
Replies: 45
Views: 1730

Re: COLIN games

If by charitable you mean religious charity, a religion-based charity or the RSPB, then I still don't give a shit. Otherwise, I retract my abuse.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN games
Replies: 45
Views: 1730

Re: COLIN games

It is the link, yes. I believe MG wrote some stuff on 4 from the top but Jerry's page is the definitive one.

Alternatively, you can pay £5 for Stuart Earl's e-book, which unceremoniously copies this and other pages from around the internet.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Numbers game and running totals...
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Numbers game and running totals...

I stretched the rules a bit on this, but I think it depends how lenient Carol feels, which probably depends on how drunk she is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XQo6PwS358

He seems to get away with it. Imagine if she had stopped him before the best numbers game ever?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forum hints & tips
Replies: 65
Views: 3203

Re: Forum hints & tips

Fuck it, back to the mailing list. It's impossible to log out over there.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN games
Replies: 45
Views: 1730

Re: COLIN games

I don't have the order the letters came out in, so these are my best guesses. Jono vs. Joe Bolas Round 2, Game 1. Hosted by Conor Travers ROUND ONE - A E I O D H K T Y Jono: IODATE (6) Joe: TODAY (5) DC: KAYOED, OKAYED (6) 6-0 ROUND TWO - A E E I O D S S V Jono: DEVISES (7) Joe: ADVISES (7) DC: ADIO...
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mathmo Test
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: The Mathmo Test

I think it means we are mathematical soulmates. I'll bring the graph paper, you bring the lube.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Paranormal
Replies: 29
Views: 1342

Re: Paranormal

I can tell you.

It was cancelled. The medium got sick. She can talk to the dead but she can't cure the common cold. Sucks to be her.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN games
Replies: 45
Views: 1730

Re: COLIN games

I'm gonna dissect my games later so I might put up a couple if they are worthwhile.

Sorted!
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mathmo Test
Replies: 33
Views: 2757

Re: The Mathmo Test

I got 19, but I know my times tables.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Feedback on Colin 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1450

Re: Feedback on Colin 2008

Can only echo the things been said already. Such a friendly atmosphere, it makes me want to hug everyone. Looking forward to Bristol and COLIN '09 where hopefully I can get to talk some more to the people I missed out on talking to this time (Christine, Howard are the ones that spring to mind) and b...
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Caption Competition

Conor's plan to hold a magnet under the table causing Stewart's robotic hands to lock to it whereupon he would steal the Scrabble Grand Master's glasses, put them on, arrogantly sip a glass of water and eat a pringle before declaring nine took a turn for the worst when it interfered with Dave's pace...
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)
Replies: 37
Views: 2285

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

Yeah, that method is basically the first thing that gets tried in this case. Next is 180*4 and I probably spent the next 10 seconds looking at that, and the rest just looking for ridiculous things like going up and dividing by 25 because the selection is pretty horrible. That's the best thing about...
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown recap for Tuesday, January 29th 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Countdown recap for Tuesday, January 29th 2008

Best thread on the forum so far.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)
Replies: 37
Views: 2285

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

Yeah, that method is basically the first thing that gets tried in this case. Next is 180*4 and I probably spent the next 10 seconds looking at that, and the rest just looking for ridiculous things like going up and dividing by 25 because the selection is pretty horrible. That's the best thing about ...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Suggestions thread?
Replies: 41
Views: 1724

Re: Suggestions thread?

My first suggestion (excluding the suggestion to have this thread) is that I think that there are too many subforums, and that this could be cut down. Back on the Yahoo group, there wasn't even one "forum", but just a single thread. Obviously that was lacking, but I think maybe it's gone too far th...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Suggestions thread?
Replies: 41
Views: 1724

Re: Suggestions thread?

What do you guys reckon? :mrgreen: I reckon a suggestion thread is a good idea. That's the only suggestion I liked though. Re-introducing spoiler space? Retarded, when we have the facility to get around such a crude technique. I think maybe the recap and spoiler threads could be merged with the day...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 4098

Re: Letter distribution

As soon as I saw that list I immediately thought of something. There was a topic I started one day where an 'M' had been turned upside down and was used as a 'W' because I asked, if that was an 'M' would've it have made a longer word. Well remembered. It was definitely an upside-down M, because the...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 4098

Re: Letter distribution

Maybe they got someone new to shuffle them. When I think about how subjective to the shuffler the distribution is, that makes a lot of sense. When I saw the lady do it there was no particular method, no algorithm, just the unwritten rules in her head.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1848
Views: 124563

Re: Welcome!

Isn't Richard Brittain a former Brainteaser winner? Yep, and he hates Jews. Ahem, what happened to our informal agreement to refrain from discussing RB's political views in the forum? No, no, you are mistaken.. that was the mailing list. In fact, I'm petitioning for an entire RB section for discuss...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

Re: Breakfast

Conor wrote:Pancakes.
You HAVE to go to My Old Dutch Pancake House in Holborn for breakfast or brunch sometime. Seriously mate, you will never look back.

Get one of their milkshakes as well. It's the definition of orgasmic.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1848
Views: 124563

Re: Welcome!

StusyBaby wrote:Isn't Richard Brittain a former Brainteaser winner?
Yep, and he hates Jews.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2008

Sounds shit to me.

Only joking.. Come on down!
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1848
Views: 124563

Re: Welcome!

My name's Jon O'Neill and I like four from the top.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Forum or mailing list?
Replies: 20
Views: 953

Re: Forum or mailing list?

Basically the only things missing that I would like to see (not because they're missing from the mailing list days, but because I'm a bit greedy) are Quick Responses, where instead of loading a new page to respond you can just type it in.. I think it's a vBulletin thing but maybe there is a mod or s...