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by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 12th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 50)
Replies: 13
Views: 1684

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 12th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 50)

Jon Corby wrote:Great performance Ann! Surprised you wouldn't risk ENSOULING if you saw it though. That said, I saw UNPIRATED but would never have gone for it - is it an ODO noob? Surprised not to have seen it before if it isn't.
Yeah. UNPARTIED too which is straight bullshit.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135294

Re: Ask Graeme?

Could we get a list of 1st QF 15ers (ie, 1st seed vs 8th seed) in descending order of 8th seed score? ty xxxx I'll handle this one (manually), sorry Graeme. I can't sleep (with excitement about the finals tomorrow!) and I'm curious too. Series Contestant Score Opponent Wins Points Series 51 Nicole ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4152

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Co:Not out

(that's an in, not a suggestion that we replace the football with some cricket)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135294

Re: Ask Graeme?

Dunno if you've answered this but who got the toughest 15r octorun (by combined maxes of the 8 opponents)? That's probably not the best way to do it as 4 good ones and 4 shit ones is a lot harder than 8 mediocre ones. Dunno, squares of maxes? Feel free to suggest a better system. Either way, Mark Mu...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl3 - Countdown In St. Albans - Saturday 2nd July 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3169

Re: CoStAl3 - Countdown In St. Albans - Saturday 2nd July 2016

al3cost/lactos3/locat3s/talcos3

i'm so good

right probably in for this but not sure yet
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aggregated Pro Ranks leaderboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: Aggregated Pro Ranks leaderboard

Jake was 1st, wasn't he? http://www.apterous.org/proranks.php?pe ... nt=0&dic=0

Or am I misunderstanding how this works?
by Thomas Carey
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 145144

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Thanks Jen! Anthony Poulton-Smith's attitude was beginning to get tedious towards the end of the game. :roll: Forgot to mention that Anthony kept trying to flog his books (about place names), to anyone who would listen. He was bragging about his 72 books to Nick, but Nick misheard this and thought ...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 145144

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Agh, what a knob. He was the standby for my run - wish Lee had acted on his wish to run away before our game so I could have twatted him (and Lee could have had a proper run). Sorry you had to face that :/ but yeah. Realised I never welcomed you so yeah, enjoy your stay here. Thanks Gavin, I think T...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 145144

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hazel Drury wrote:the finding of a 9 letter word, could completely metamorphosize the outcome of a round.
heh


yeah it's cool I didn't mean anything with my shitpost
you were a decent player too tbf
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 145144

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

he's pretty good at countdown y'know
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)

Was very worried about my conundrum time record. Whew.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: If all of us were to meet...
Replies: 22
Views: 2971

Re: If all of us were to meet...

Make it a biggun, like COLIN or MK, and I'm down.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Will Scramble 4 Food
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Will Scramble 4 Food

Next time you're over here, come to an event!
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 145144

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

this is way less intrusive than some of the ones people have gone in and left themselves jaded by. Wish I'd known this when I was on. Other than that, there's some nice resources on apterous for things like commonly appearing maxes (words like SOUTANE) which it's good to know a lot of. Superstats a...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 14611

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Gavin Chipper wrote:Obama Bin Laden
by Thomas Carey
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135294

Re: Ask Graeme?

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:But treating scores individually could cause problems, because it might then turn out that 49 on average converts to 79!
Why on Earth would 49 convert to 8.94618 × 10¹¹⁶?

...
I'll see myself out.
Heh. This is why I always put a space between numbers and exclamation marks like peak Tracey Mills
by Thomas Carey
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th February 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th February

[quote="James Laverty"not the greatest scramble for the conundrum..../quote I propose that this conundrum, and others like it, should be called a "comundrun". LOVESTICK, SPICIFEED... the list of comundruns goes on. There's this , this or the classic RMADILLOA. Don't forget TINCLEMEN :X Read about t...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th February 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th February

Johnny Canuck wrote:
James Laverty wrote:not the greatest scramble for the conundrum....
I propose that this conundrum, and others like it, should be called a "comundrun". LOVESTICK, SPICIFEED... the list of comundruns goes on.
There's this, this or the classic RMADILLOA.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 26 January 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Tuesday 26 January 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 2)

Johnny Canuck wrote: Except possibly by a spot of Apterites in the audience. I propose making that the official collective noun.
Too late.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13012

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Ouch.

One more named person I'm trying to rope in after he said he'd go, back in October. His sister, who I'm legitimately surprised you didn't quote, could potentially follow (I really doubt it, but it could be a 'random' occurrence)...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3085

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016

Great game. I did think that maybe Callum was a bit below par in a couple of rounds but Jen was very good throughout so a worthy winner regardless. Perhaps it was the sarcastic comment Jen made at the beginning about there not being enough "young geeky males" on Countdown. True, there has been a do...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3044

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016

If you're a decent fourlargeist (now valid, probably), like Andy obviously is, then (25*50+6)*75/100 is a reasonably easy spot. Incredibly unlucky, Andy, you were so close to taking out a giant and giving us a s68 final rematch. Terrific performance from both there, wp lads.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 10010

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

What about something like 100*75+6-6/25? 7500 is your intermediate, but...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 152
Views: 15182

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Fair enough, don't count it then
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 152
Views: 15182

Re: How many countries have you been to?

UK (4), Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, Spain (not mainland though), Switzerland for all of about 15 seconds if that counts. Think that's it. You're probably going to think I'm a rich kid - my family's income is about 5-10K a year. There's a surprising am...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 152
Views: 15182

Re: How many countries have you been to?

UK (4), Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, Spain (not mainland though), Switzerland for all of about 15 seconds if that counts. Think that's it. You're probably going to think I'm a rich kid - my family's income is about 5-10K a year. There's a surprising amo...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 7 Spoilers For Tuesday January 12th 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2074

Re: CoC Preliminary 7 Spoilers For Tuesday January 12th 2016

Thomas Cappleman. (Yes, I know he's Tom.) I'll work out probabilities and stuff when I get home
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: CoC Preliminary 6 Spoilers For Monday January 11th 2016

James Robinson wrote: Highest Score: 126 vs. Dylan Taylor (Grand Final)
Lowest Score: 70 vs. Ritch Greenwood (1st Game)
Class.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Letters puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 25
Views: 1500

Re: How many Letters puzzles are there in total?

http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 82#p140469 is probably our best shot at a decent consonant distribution.
That's 1 JKQXYZ, 2 BFHVW, 3 C, 4 GMP, 5 L and 6+ DNRST.

As for vowels, it doesn't matter as there's going to be at least 5 of each, so Rob's numbers are fine.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 10010

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

http://wiki.apterous.org/Ariane_Sherine . There's quite a lot of results from ages ago if you search her on this forum.

http://wiki.apterous.org/Chris_Philpot Also, says on Chris' thing that they had a rematch and that she actually gave Chris her teapot.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 10010

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

That doesn't give me what I'm after at all. I want a definitive list for ALL numbers games. They've done a sample using random games. And even then they've just listed how many were solvable, how many were one away. I want EVERYTHING. Hey, I never said there would be anything of value there, I thin...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 10010

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:Like 10 minutes including typing the thing. I did what Fred did but just explained it better, hopefully you can follow it
I don't believe you could do all that including typing in 10 minutes!
Yeah probably like 20 who care
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 10010

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

Like 10 minutes including typing the thing. I did what Fred did but just explained it better, hopefully you can follow it
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 10010

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

Right. I'm probably gonna make about a hundred arithmetic errors and someone will answer as I type this as it's been up for over an hour but let's have a crack. As you say, there's 899 targets so just multiply the amount of selections by 899 to get your answer. I'd go about it by splitting the selec...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 21st 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2318

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 21st 2015

Hah, I should point out, I wasn't accusing Thomas of anything. I was more offering a general route to avoid your bitching :P You were obviously doubting Thomas. Wahey! Ok, to clear it up, I had COOEEING written down but wasn't sure and only had six otherwise, then spotted SOIGNEE right at the end a...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 21st 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2318

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 21st 2015

having been in the audience for the previous shows, I can tell you that Thomas Carey had a massive smile on his face when he saw Matthew Tassier knock out John Hardie in the last quarter-final Partially because I like Matthew more, partially because I really didn't want to play John. You know you'r...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 25449

Re: Countdowners in the news

Pisses me off that they have to mention he's a countdown champ every few paragraphs, but otherwise I'm glad.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2015

James Robinson wrote: 9's Achieved: 2/5
Pretty sure it's 2/6. I missed BROADACRE, INNERVATE, RHODONITE and some stupid new addition I'd never heard of that Lee spotted.
by Thomas Carey
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13012

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Actually, you know what, let's set a challenge. 40 paid up entries for COLIN XII and 24 for the hangover by December 31st means I'll buy another dozen mugs- all of which (save one that I'll keep for my morning tea) will be given out at COLIN or the Hangover. Bunp. I'll pay tomorrow or something whi...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3 December 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 107)
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3 December 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 107)

Johnny Canuck wrote:I can think of a much better scramble for that conundrum, but if the production team actually dared to use it on daytime TV, they'd be up ____ _____ without a paddle.
That was how I saw it! Offered it to about 6 people in the studio but nobody wanted the mug :(
by Thomas Carey
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What gloves should I buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1281

Re: What gloves should I buy?

Someone said to me today "By the way, don't buy any gloves." What? Yes, that means I've got gloves for Christmas. I suppose it's my fault for going on about these gloves to anyone who will listen. But will they have done the required research? And what if it snows before Christmas? I was probably g...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135294

Re: Ask Graeme?

And Lee Nixon, shame he didn't win tbh
by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015 (Series 73, Prelim 93)
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Friday 13th November 2015 (Series 73, Prelim 93)

Countdown recap for Friday 13 November 2015. Hello and welcome to my first recap since puberty. I haven’t got a proper recap job, don’t worry, I’m just covering for Anthony. Nick starts off by talking about The Lady in The Van (presumably Channel 4 don’t get paid for endorsements like this, although...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 91)
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 91)

James Robinson wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:Kudos to Tass, who definitely deserved more than 77 points today. JAMBEAUX was my third favourite letters spot of all time.
What are the top 2??
This better be one of them.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 71593

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

Following on from the 'excellent' response James got from his request for a deputy recapper this week, a post which unfortunately I only saw myself tonight, I am now asking if anybody would like to do next Friday's recap (13th November). I will be in Dublin, so if nobody responds, it will be Monday...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 25449

Re: Countdowners in the news

"Kind-of embarrassed that this guy's name appears on the Richard Whiteley trophy along with mine, to be honest." "To be honest, the more I research this case, the more outraged and amazed I become." Just two of his insightful posts on a discussion of Callum's Glory Roll when the latter was revealed...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The restaurant rule
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: The restaurant rule

Johnny Canuck wrote:Is the selection in round 3 here the only selection from which it has ever been possible to make a 9 by moving just one letter?
Dunno, but why are you asking it in the vagina pasta thread?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135294

Re: Ask Graeme?

Related: what's the most used conundrum? What's the most used conundrum scramble? How many unique conundrums (solutions) have there been ( in how many episodes)? Tyvm as always
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 135294

Re: Ask Graeme?

I'm not Graeme, but it isn't. This was. Presumably these are the only two but I may well be wrong. [x3]
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Repetitve conundrums
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Re: Repetitve conundrums

SISSINESS/SASSINESS for 5S. These can actually be conundrums. EQUIVOQUE wins Q I think. You can test it by putting something e.g. RRR into Lexplorer's Words Using and keep adding a letter until nothing appears with 9 letters (or change the length to 9). For instance, there's tons with 3 Rs so you tr...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13012

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Ben Wilson wrote: I've ordered twelve of these which will be given out to the top 6 at COLIN XII, the top 3 at the hangover, the top two overachievers at COLIN and the top overachiever at the hangover. :)
What if some of those are the same people?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 12th October 2015 (series 73, prelim 69)
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Monday 12th October 2015 (series 73, prelim 69)

The round 4 selection was actually T S H U A Y T U A so THUYAS was the darren. (Also if John loses tomorrow with 12 or less then he won't overtake Matty, unlikely as that may be)
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 7th 2015 (S73 P67)
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 7th 2015 (S73 P67)

I've just seen Kris's blog account of his filming experience. Tomorrow's episode sounds interesting... I've heard about that too. An explosion might occur..... :roll: :roll: If I seek this out, will I encounter spoilers for the rounds? Not for the rounds, but definitely spoilers. [CONTAINS SPOILERS...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 4859

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Hasn't been updated yet for this series, but I'm 11 at the moment thanks to Brendan Duke. With Judy Bursford and her 2 floating around the finals, things could get interesting at the end of this series...

Also the CoC will likely shorten a lot of paths.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Tuesday 13th August 1991 (Series 22, Prelim 32)
Replies: 3
Views: 2659

Re: Tuesday 13th August 1991 (Series 22, Prelim 32)

C1 clearly pressed the wrong key by mistake...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Anyone else get the feeling that they intentionally kept Le Tiss away from Thomas?! I do as well and I said all along that he would be on first game after his octorun, so he wouldn't have to face a reigning champion. Wouldn't a more likely explanation be that they deliberately started Matt Le Tissi...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Yep, especially as James Rowan appears on Thursday. I'm surprised they put him in Le Tiss' eight potential opponents, thought they'd play lots of easy ones until he's definitely gone, but that just further proves that the team don't manipulate the running order.