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by Hugh Binnie
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2013/2014
Replies: 74
Views: 19881

Re: University Challenge 2013/2014

Ryan Taylor wrote:Drnovšek Zorko is also good, but not as good as he thinks he is. I like the parts when Morley quietly puts him in his place.
I don't know how good Filip thinks he is at quizzing, but he's a very good quizzer!
by Hugh Binnie
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 93952

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Only just seen this thread so I'm a bit late with this, but Nick Hewer was on Backchat recently, a BBC3 chatshow hosted by Jack Whitehall. Lethal Bizzle was a fellow guest and Nick promised to use the word "dench" at the next Countdown recording. Has anyone noticed him using this word on countdown?...
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown puzzles
Replies: 38
Views: 7760

Re: Countdown puzzles

Interesting. It still looks to me as though you're limited to adding or subtracting certain numbers - only odd numbers work with 50, and only 2, 6 and 10 work with 25 and 75. What about 4 and 8? 4 and 8 don't work with anything -- x25 = 100 or 200; x50 = 200 or 400; x75 = 300 or 600. So you'd alway...
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday July 26th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 20)
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

Re: Spoilers for Friday July 26th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 20)

Jordan F wrote:Joking aside, I may have risked ISOGRAMS for 8 in that round. Real word or did I just pull that out of thin air?
Real word but, for some reason, not in OED3.
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 294
Views: 118638

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Gavin Chipper wrote:Hugh Binnie is surely a better match [for Sebastian Vettel].
Looks like you're not alone in thinking this!

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by Hugh Binnie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2012/2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6503

Re: University Challenge 2012/2013

Michael Wallace wrote:Cracking stuff again. I can imagine Tom was gritting his teeth both times St. George's got a set of (very easy) maths bonuses and proceeded to guffaw their way through getting them wrong.
And again! They really don't like maths, do they?
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 217
Views: 99943

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

One of the questions on the programme was "What is the common denominator between Superman and Canterbury?" The answer was Kent - surname of Superman's alter ego and the county where Canterbury is located. Before that came up, I thought Reeve would be the answer - Christopher Reeve played Superman ...
by Hugh Binnie
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I think I'm going to start using this forum again
Replies: 16
Views: 3088

Re: I think I'm going to start using this forum again

Jon Stitcher wrote:it's been nearly 10 years since I offered lots of fake words [...] monotomy
Old habits die hard, eh?
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2012/2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6503

Re: University Challenge 2012/2013

The only question left is... why didn't you play in the ICQ last year?
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 135
Views: 51215

Re: Only Connect

Adam Gillard wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:Only Connect's on now, featuring Countdown contestants James Wilson and Dorian Lidell.

So we're going to have seven Countdowners in the space of four episodes. :-D
They were a team on Pointless too, right?
Indeedy.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 135
Views: 51215

Re: Only Connect

Mondegreens and Only Connect all in one place? C4Cheaven.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 18th 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 18th 2012

Malcolm James wrote:Rachel did make life hard for herself in R5. Far simpler was (100+25+9)x7=938
Simpler is relative. She made use of the 937.5 rule, which I'm sure means she got there very easily.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 13185

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

Michael Wallace wrote:Unfortunately the rest of his team were really boring (and apparently terrible at chess).
It was as if they didn't even know how the pieces move....
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 26477

Re: Pointless Series 5

Phil Reynolds wrote:Ooh. Patrick and Chris (the losing couple from what Richard Osman is referring to on his Twitter feed as "Paramaribo-gate") haven't returned for a second appearance today. Wonder if they stormed off in a huff?
Like I said, I think they've been on before.
by Hugh Binnie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 26477

Re: Pointless Series 5

Haven't the head-to-head losers been on before? :?
by Hugh Binnie
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 255515

Re: Feature requests

Boy Scout requested for ASH.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 13185

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Well done to Michael for qualifying, when are the finals recorded, or has that been done?
It's all finished now.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Million Pound Drop (Live!)
Replies: 61
Views: 6901

Re: Million Pound Drop (Live!)

I've probably worded this badly, but this is a question two people just got eliminated on after spreading 1 million pounds on three answers: What day of the week would the first day of the month have to fall on for there to be a Friday the 13th Friday Saturday Sunday or Monday? :shock: How long do ...
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 13185

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

Jon Corby wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:Although I would've beaten him to the buzzer on it.
I don't know how you can be so sure of this, it's horribly easy to forget to press it.
Is it? :?
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 26477

Re: Pointless Series 5

I had hoped they might have started with round 2 yesterday.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Jez Robinson
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Jez Robinson

Jason Larsen wrote:So, I kept asking for him in the chat box which I believe is the right thing to do.
No, this is not the right thing to do. The right thing to do if somebody doesn't respond to your challenge is to challenge somebody else instead.
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 259934

Re: Bug reports

Now that Top Dog has days with more than one round type, could the "variant" info in the game chat window be updated to reflect that? (e.g. today the rounds are LN but the variant is given as L.)
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 255515

Re: Feature requests

Would it be possible to have more detailed results for the daily duel? (e.g. number of maxes / average score per round.)
by Hugh Binnie
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Good idea for a variant?
Replies: 277
Views: 23462

Re: Good idea for a variant?

Ben Wilson wrote:Latest idea- Apterous 'Fusion', basically combining elements of lockdown and aegilops.
This sounds awesome.
by Hugh Binnie
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday September 7th 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday September 6th 2011

Tony Atkins wrote:Carl must have eaten too much lunch or something to cause him to miss those numbers. The easy way on the last one was 100 - 25 x 10 + 4 + 2 but it took me 29 seconds to spot it even.
The target was -144?
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 13185

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

Adam Gillard wrote:I got STEGOSAURUS! :D
You should have been on the team!
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 259934

Re: Bug reports

I had a newly invalid word come up as a conundrum against the Grauniad.
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 28867

Re: Countdown in London 2011 - 29th October - Regiser Now!!!

An accessible CO event? So, so in. (Also, what Graeme said.)
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 255515

Re: Feature requests

Charlie Reams wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:How about a statland list of the most frequently occuring (as a max) words that haven't been pencilled?
Hmm, the code for this already exists somewhere. I wonder where it went.
Is that what "on holiday" means? That you've lost it? :o
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarcasm
Replies: 28
Views: 2976

Re: Sarcasm

Jason Larsen wrote:Why do they call Countdown such a simple game then?
Countdown isn't about English; it's about English words.
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarcasm
Replies: 28
Views: 2976

Re: Sarcasm

Was she instead being ironic?
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Lowest possible max in a letters round
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Lowest possible max in a letters round

What is the current letters distribution? Is this correct? If so, just take a bunch of Us and a few consonants that don't pair up well, e.g. UUUUUHQZJ for a 2-max or UUUUUQZJC for a 0-max.
by Hugh Binnie
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 25035

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

In please.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 151
Views: 11112

Re: Exam results

JackHurst wrote:I got like 20% in my exams. Guess my gade.
Edit: 20%= Just less then 50%
Probably a 1st given how daft the maximum scores are.
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Reccommend shows to apply for
Replies: 13
Views: 2387

Re: Reccommend shows to apply for

University Challenge? You and Pugh plus two. Although that would have to wait til next year....
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 255515

Re: Feature requests

Charlie Reams wrote:
Hugh Binnie wrote:Format request: bullet unlimited jr (letters attack). :D
Go ahead! If you can get enough other people to play it then I'll add it as a recognised format.
Other people? Hmm, I suppose one game against Adam probably doesn't count as enough.... Could be a bit of a stuggle.
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 255515

Re: Feature requests

Format request: bullet unlimited jr (letters attack). :D
by Hugh Binnie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 4
Replies: 217
Views: 13984

Re: Pointless Series 4

Today's Rick Astley question was probably the funniest thing on Pointless for a while. Very much so. Nobody's going to pick opera. :( That's what I thought about American sports and then it happened. Someone will surprise you. Although probably not. Not surprised... gone.... :cry: Still, three poin...
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hangman
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: Hangman

With ?A?AA?? it went for M instead of S with only one life left. (?)

(Also, it seems to be missing SHITFACE but not SHITFACES.)
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 4
Replies: 217
Views: 13984

Re: Pointless Series 4

Nobody's going to pick opera. :(
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Winehouse
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Re: Winehouse

Marc Meakin wrote:btw if my continual use of lower case pisses people off, mission accomplished !
You're trying too hard.
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 4
Replies: 217
Views: 13984

Re: Pointless Series 4

First to be eliminated were two twats from Newcastle University one of whom was wearing red twatty trousers and they twattishly thought of themselves as "film buffs" yet couldn't name one single Michael Douglas film. Ha! Fuck off! It's like calling yourself a wine buff and not being able to name an...
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: 2011 Summer Knockout (Round 1 Match-Ups)
Replies: 57
Views: 7217

Re: 2011 Summer Knockout (Round 1 Match-Ups)

Ian Dent wrote:Hugh, I am not around until Monday evening sir
Righto, will catch you then.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 8th 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 8th 2011

Jason Larsen wrote:I know he used to be the warm-up person, but I'm surprised that doesn't make him ineligible!
It's not like he could have benefitted in any way by having once been involved in the show. What were you thinking of — that Suzie would allow any word he offered, even if it was invalid?
by Hugh Binnie
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Last edition of the News of the World
Replies: 30
Views: 1919

Re: Last edition of the News of the World

Charlie Reams wrote:God I hate children.
IAWWTP.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Dictionary fixes
Replies: 38
Views: 5660

Re: Dictionary fixes

sissis^? Noooo! :(
by Hugh Binnie
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: 2011 Summer Knockout (Sign Ups)
Replies: 54
Views: 6495

Re: 2011 Summer Knockout (Sign Ups)

Open, please. (1778)
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday June 10th 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3134

Re: Spoilers For Friday June 10th 2011

Malcolm James wrote:What would happen if someone lost, say, their fourth game in such a manner? It would seem very unfair to scrub their three victories if they were unable to bring them back in the same series at the end of an octochamp run.
Bringing them back with a continuing streak would seem the obvious solution.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon May 30, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown-ey Jokes
Replies: 13
Views: 1973

Re: Countdown-ey Jokes

Rhys Benjamin wrote:What's the name of the positive electrode?

A-node.
I genuinely do not get this at all.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon May 16, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6706

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2011

:( But while theres no way someone as good as you would ever lose to a 60+ year old woman who's only practice comes from watching on TV, you could have just declared the same as her on a few rounds when you were way ahead. That would have been the nice thing to do (thats what Keith would have done) +1
by Hugh Binnie
Mon May 16, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Strange Games
Replies: 295
Views: 20722

Re: Strange Games

She gets distracted easily.
by Hugh Binnie
Sun May 08, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 255515

Re: Feature requests

Could we have an Unlimited Jr starpath? :)
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 265
Views: 29325

Re: AV: Yes or No?

my main reason against Alternative Voting is that it is too complicated. Also, bear in mind that I am only 12, and although I am more interested in politics than my peers , my classmates have said that "I want to vote no because the elections will take longer." These are both stupid reasons. AV is ...
by Hugh Binnie
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge Final
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: University Challenge Final

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Soph K wrote:In the last series there was one that looked like Mr Bean
Which one? Possibly Haddad-Fonda from Magdalen?
I shall pass on this observation when I next see Kyle. I'm sure he'll be delighted.
by Hugh Binnie
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going to?
Replies: 65
Views: 9787

Re: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going t

Me and Conor would bitch slap you all. Charlie can be our first choice reserve. University Challenge-style would be by college, though. ;) Seriously though, after losing out on a £2.19 Bet on the boatrace, I really want to get some revenge in the form of varsity countdown. Could be a little one-sid...
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: A sequence challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: A sequence challenge

JackHurst wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I remember at school we did this thing drawing lines through a circle or something and it was 31.
Yeah, thats what I was thinking of.
http://www.uz.ac.zw/science/maths/zimaths/seq3132.htm
Or 30, if it's factors of (n+1)!.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei4 - Saturday 2 April 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2069

Re: CoLei4 - Saturday 2 April 2011

James Robinson wrote:As many of were probably not aware, because of behind-the-scenes activity, Jeff Clayton held his 4th (5th if you include the Summer Special) Countdown tournament in Leicester, this time at the Regency Hotel.
I am totally baffled.
by Hugh Binnie
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: All Around Standard Numbers Tournament
Replies: 50
Views: 5544

Re: All Around Standard Numbers Tournament

Oh, go on then.
by Hugh Binnie
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: A sequence challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: A sequence challenge