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by John Gillies
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 81249

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Hi, Hope someone can help. Laptop died and bought a new one running Windows 8. effin 1 Can't get apterous to run. I've had these problems before after Java updates but always managed to solve with a bit of googling but not this time. It says ClassNotFoundException, then applet.frontend.MainApplet I'...
by John Gillies
Sun May 11, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 34118

Re: Guess who...

Adam Gillard wrote:I declined because it was the Sabbath.
Ozzy?
by John Gillies
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 218834

Re: Is Apterous down?

Ah, phew.

Thanks, Barry :)
by John Gillies
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 218834

Re: Is Apterous down?

Just wondering if it's down atm?

Can't even get to the front page on either Chrome or IE, so don't think it's the recent Java problem.

The "Is it down for everyone or just me?" page says it's just me.
by John Gillies
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 15th 2014 (S70 P8)
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 15th 2014 (S70 P8)

Tony Atkins wrote:Was Sean booked for the Cats version and got here by mistake?
:lol:
by John Gillies
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Maths vs. English
Replies: 26
Views: 4983

Re: Maths vs. English

mental arithmetic well - I know that's not the same as being good at maths Exactly, Innis. Most people use the word 'maths' when they mean 'arithmetic' which has always irritated me. I guess it's understandable as arithmetic was always taught in England as part of Mathematics lessons, as it is nowa...
by John Gillies
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 11914

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Oh. My. God. In my history of watching Countdown, that's probably been the best final I've ever seen. That was just awesome. I'm old enough to have been watching Countdown right from the very first episode (apart from losing a bit of interest during both Des' s years) and that has to be the most ex...
by John Gillies
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 199
Views: 35243

Re: Music

Gary Glitter, Ian :o (I watched him on Top of the Pops as a teenager :oops: )

http://www.last.fm/user/kingjohncrimson/charts
by John Gillies
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rhys Benjamin on Suicide Watch
Replies: 19
Views: 3123

Re: Rhys Benjamin on Suicide Watch

Did you hear Bob Geldof also made a statement that the Boomtown Rats now absolutely fucking love Mondays?
by John Gillies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jacintha Saldanha
Replies: 54
Views: 5535

Re: Jacintha Saldanha

Urgh, part of me wants really wants to go through definite personal experience to lambast/confirm various points in this thread, but part of me really doesn't. Me too. I'll just say that Dave, your inability to grasp a simple truth of mental health is bordering on offensive to those who it's been r...
by John Gillies
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 8552

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2

Chris Corby wrote:Just coming out of hibernation to say "Absolutely top drawer Kirky."
Me too. Phenomenal!

Just came when someone mentioned it's Kirk v Innis in the next round.
This tournament is just awesome.
by John Gillies
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Anagrams
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Name Anagrams

Don't know if this has been done before, but I had to post this. Scott's girlfriend has just told me that an anagram of Scott Gillies is Logicless Tit. :lol:

Anyone else have any good ones? Here's a link which may be useful:
http://wordsmith.org/anagram/
by John Gillies
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 81249

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Thomas Carey wrote: Happened to me. You have Compatibility Mode on. Turn it off (press the broken piece of paper icon in the address bar).
Thanks Thomas, that's fixed it! :D
by John Gillies
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 81249

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

This is probably the wrong place to post this, but the Apterous bug thread has been locked. I was going file a bug, but there doesn't seem to be any way to include a screenshot. The problem is my front page has been displaying very dodgily for the last 2 or 3 days. Here's what it looks like: http://...
by John Gillies
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: May-June 2012 Tournament... you decide the format
Replies: 33
Views: 4908

Re: May-June 2012 Tournament... you decide the format

If Gevin's Delight wins and we are having a slightly silly tournament what would people think about allowing the lower ranked player to pick all the selections in a (probably futile) attempt to prevent people like me from receiving a sound rogering from 4-large and 6-small experts? Would this just b...
by John Gillies
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 28th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 37
Replies: 20
Views: 2668

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 28th 2012 (Series 66 Preli

What a great game. Two excellent spots in RAVENOUS and DIATRIBE to keep Peter in the game. Was gutted when the buzzer sounded for the conundrum - I was sure Peter was beaten, because even I had solved it. Very unlucky Ryan, but well done Peter - really hope you become an octochamp tmorrow! :D
by John Gillies
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS.02 - signup and shiz
Replies: 76
Views: 14373

Re: aptoSOS.02 - signup and shiz

In please, Matt.
by John Gillies
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 57700

Re: Coincidence

Don't make the same mistake I initially did and pay around £4 to buy these individually from a watch repairer's. You can buy them online, in bulk, for 25p each or less. They're useful to have around, as it seems like more and more small appliances use them these days - I've recently had to replace ...
by John Gillies
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 57700

Re: Coincidence

Our bathroom scales needed a new battery, so I opened them up and discovered it was one of those flat circular ones, number 2032. '2032' also happens to be the name of the latest album by Gong, and is the year the pothead-pixies from planet Gong are coming in their flying teapots to save humanity. T...
by John Gillies
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 199
Views: 35243

Re: Music

The other (I can't remember off the top of my head whether this was a Sloboda-related suggestion, or one more specific to my jazz/big band studies) is that music communicates something , and that that something is something we can't communicate in another way (verbal or visual), therefore music mus...
by John Gillies
Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Autumn Tournament
Replies: 186
Views: 25069

Re: Apterous Autumn Tournament

I'll have a go. Thanks.
by John Gillies
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vord at the (white) board
Replies: 26
Views: 3114

Re: Vord at the (white) board

So, Carol's been furthering her political career by examining maths teaching in schools, and has recommended everyone learn maths until they're 18, and that the GCSE be split into two: practical and theoretical. Wow! What a radical idea from Carol. :o Way back in 1977 when I sat my Scottish 'O' Gra...
by John Gillies
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Binary Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Binary Puzzle

1,10,11,100,101,110,111,1000,1001,1010,1011,1100,1101,1110,1111. You've solved the puzzle and then posted your answer in the form of a puzzle that people still have to work out. Was that intentional? I don't think it was intentional. I think he just found the original puzzle so easy and trivial tha...
by John Gillies
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Binary Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Binary Puzzle

Liam Tiernan wrote:How pissed off would you be if I told you it took me about 10 seconds to spot it?
Not pissed off at all, just very impressed. Might be inclined to be a tad peeved if you're being slightly smug (you're probably not) and implying I'm a bit dim (you're probably right) :lol: ;)
by John Gillies
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Binary Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Binary Puzzle

Liam, that's awesome. Nicely done :D
It was driving me (and a few others) absolutely nuts, so thanks very much.
by John Gillies
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Binary Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Binary Puzzle

A friend of a friend posted this on Facebook. I'm totally stumped, but thought he would eventually post the answer, but it turns out he doesn't know either :roll: The question marks are either 0 or 1, but can any of you intelligent people tell me which they are, and why? 1 1 0 ? 1 1 0 0 1 0 ? 1 1 0 ...
by John Gillies
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What would be in your Countdown ad?
Replies: 12
Views: 1466

Re: What would be in your Countdown ad?

I'm one of the sad individuals who visited comparethemeerkat.com :oops: :oops: :oops:
by John Gillies
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: 2011 Summer Knockout (Sign Ups)
Replies: 54
Views: 6503

Re: 2011 Summer Knockout (Sign Ups)

Please put me in for the U1400 a and the Open. Current rating 1396. Thanks.
by John Gillies
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Olympics Idea
Replies: 32
Views: 3134

Re: Apterous Olympics Idea

Personally I prefer the team approach. I am never going to win a normal apterous tournament but I like the idea of being able to win a gold medal in an event for my 'country'. I completely agree, Karen. The team approach would generate a bit of camaraderie and banter, and give lesser mortals like m...
by John Gillies
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 81249

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Hi Matt, Both are running IE9, and I instal all the Windows Updates weekly. Also tried CTRL+F5 to no avail. Can't be more specific about dates, but the laptop was displaying like this before for quite a time, then about 3 or 4 months ago it was suddenly ok, then relatively recently returned to the d...
by John Gillies
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 437
Views: 81249

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Matt, any idea why my laptop (vista) displays wrongly like this, and my desktop (Windows 7) displays correctly?

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by John Gillies
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 25402

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Sorry Charlie (and Adam), is it me who's made the blunder? I had always assumed that if a sentence ended with a quote then the period should be placed before the second quotation mark. I've quickly read through the article to which you provided a link, and couldn't see anything to contradict this. ...
by John Gillies
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 25402

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Night'. Schoolboy error methinks, Adam. :roll: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/quotation.htm Sorry Charlie (and Adam), is it me who's made the blunder? I had always assumed that if a sentence ended with a quote then the period should be placed before the second quotation mark. I've qui...
by John Gillies
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 25402

Re: STELLING TO GO!!!!!!!!

Adam Gillard wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:His global claim to fame pre countdown was the weasel incident from 'Calender', shown on 'It Will Be Alright On The Night.'
Night'.
Schoolboy error methinks, Adam. :roll:
by John Gillies
Sun May 01, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 21343

Re: Mondegreens

Also in the Clash's Rock the Casbah I used to think Sharlene didn't like it. Me too. Seems we're not alone. Which reminds me of the first time I heard The Clash doing "White Riot" on the John Peel show when I was about 16. I remember thinking, "Wow, great song. Some of this new punk stuff's awesome...
by John Gillies
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday April 25th 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday April 25th

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Jack's semi was most impressive.
Tut-tut young Eoin :!: :o :oops:
by John Gillies
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Easter Eggs.
Replies: 22
Views: 2442

Re: Easter Eggs.

As a youngster I got loads of Easter eggs. Ben, who's 28, got 6. His brother, 38, got 3. I'm 49 1/2 and only got one. Is this evidence of some sort of inverse-square law for number of eggs received? Does this mean at some point in the future I'm going to receive a small fragment of an Easter egg? :(...
by John Gillies
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: A sequence challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 2578

Re: A sequence challenge

Would someone please solve this. I haven't a f****ing clue and it's driving me nuts! :evil:
by John Gillies
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going to?
Replies: 65
Views: 9798

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

University of Glasgow 79-82. Electrical/Electronic engineering drop-out.

Back there at the moment, at end of jr hons year doing maths. 7 exams imminent :? :(
by John Gillies
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 79
Views: 5090

Re: How are you?

Pissed off. Just paid £17.25 for a £12 ticket to go and see the Jim Jones Revue at King Tuts soon, from the robbing bastards Ticketmaster. £2.75 booking fee which annoys me every time but £2.50 for postage (standard delivery). Ludicrously, it would still cost me £2.50 'postage' if I went to pick up ...
by John Gillies
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 5 Random Songs
Replies: 42
Views: 3479

Re: 5 Random Songs

Yeah, I think I've been lucky too, dodged The Vengaboys discography. Haha. Scott's elder brother was into the Vengaboys, and then he graduated into Gangsta Rap, which was really dire. He's relatively normal now and likes some Indie stuff I like. Scott's weird - he doesn't buy albums but I occasiona...
by John Gillies
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 5 Random Songs
Replies: 42
Views: 3479

Re: 5 Random Songs

Good topic. I nearly always listen to music on shuffle. Underworld - Kittens Definitely not the Underworld track I'd choose, but there we go. Honesty. Dredg - Cartoon Showroom Bit of a summer anthem last year. Doesn't sound like a summer anthem. Mayer Hawthorne - Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Not...
by John Gillies
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptovirgins Tourney
Replies: 28
Views: 2667

Re: Aptovirgins Tourney

Hi Joseph,

Sounds good. Count me in. Rating about 1480.
by John Gillies
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 5 Random Songs
Replies: 42
Views: 3479

Re: 5 Random Songs

Ok, this could be interesting. Hot Chip - Colours Beach Boys - Be True To Your School Eminem - Must Be The Ganja Lily Allen - Not Fair The Beatles - Pepperland Don't want to depress you Jon, but I have albums by 4 of these artists (not Eminem) and I'm only a bawhair off my half century. Yeah, I thi...
by John Gillies
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 5 Random Songs
Replies: 42
Views: 3479

5 Random Songs

Being a bit of a music nut, I'm interested in what other forumites are listening to. For instance is Kirk's taste in music as bad as someone previously asserted? Is Charlie a Norwegian Death Metal nut, or Sophie K a Dixieland Jazz gal? In order to find out, I suggest sticking your iPod onto shuffle ...
by John Gillies
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 2nd 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1723

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 2nd 2011

Glad Michelle won, that guy's insistence on calling 4 vowels straight off without seeing any consenants was driving me mad. Haha, me too. I was moaning about this to Scott while we were watching the show, and ended up shouting at the TV :lol: Another tight game today, although there has been one th...
by John Gillies
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Origin of Words
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Origin of Words

I think that Susie's spot is sometimes unfairly skipped over in the recaps, as often more interesting than the DC guest's rabbiting on :shock: Does anyone know how to ask her a question ? - there doesn't seem to be an address on the Channel4 site :x (I'd like to find why pears are said to be so bad...
by John Gillies
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 1st 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 1st 2011

Josh Hurst wrote: Is it wrong that I want to hug Nick?
Yes. I would rather embrace the lovely Raghd.
Not that I'm a homophobe; just a dirty old man. :D
by John Gillies
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 12142

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

There ought to be some way to change your clock/time zone settings, not that I've looked. My big opportunity to tell M Morrison something, however trivial, about computers :!: :o :D :mrgreen: Go to main lobby and choose 'options' from drop down menu and alter time settings to WET (Western European ...
by John Gillies
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 12142

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

Oh and when you join, post who you are in here if your screen name isn't already in the top post! Wrathwind (Hull) ? John-G1961 (Alexandria) ? - isn't that in Egypt? tehraccoon (London) ? who's this retard? Yes, E1 would be cool. John-G1961 (Alexandria) ? - isn't that in Egypt? Well, yes. But there...
by John Gillies
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 4
Replies: 57
Views: 7479

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 4

Flight A Wk4

John Gillies 2 - 0 Peter Lee

J Gillies 101 - 67 P Lee
J Gillies 101 - 82 P Lee

Two good games closer than the scores suggest. Thanks Peter.
by John Gillies
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Roses
Replies: 17
Views: 1809

Re: Roses

I am more of a Quality Street fan because of the Toffee Penny which is a dream. Whilst trying to munch my way through a tin of Quality Street a toffee dislodged a crown right at the front of my mouth. So that'll cost me a good few quid at the dentist's next week. Also, we had to replace the washing...
by John Gillies
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 3-and-a-bit
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 3-and-a-bit

Ach shit. Sorry Dan, I just realised after I jumped in with the conundrum, that you were on for a max game in our third game.
Sorry 'bout that :oops:

The first 2 games were very close, but you taught me a real lesson in the third. Well done and thanks; really enjoyed it :)
by John Gillies
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Crossword WITH PRIZES!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3037

Re: Crossword WITH A PRIZE

Enjoyable crossword Ryan. Really liked 13 Down :)

Can't get 22 Across and 14 Down :evil:

No idea how the answers are linked (except via the grid!!)
by John Gillies
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 3
Replies: 58
Views: 7808

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 3

Haven't been able to play Dan Seasmith in the Junior. Aptomailed him on Thurs but no reply. Maybe he's on holiday or something, as Scott hasn't seen him either, and he's on more often than I am. Will keep looking.
by John Gillies
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 2
Replies: 74
Views: 9533

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 2

Scott Gillies wrote:
P.S I still have no idea to change the URL
Hee-hee. Your old dad now knows how to change the URL thingy and you don't :!: :D
by John Gillies
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 2
Replies: 74
Views: 9533

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 2

Main Flight A (Week 2)

John Gillies 2 - 0 Liam Tiernan

Liam Tiernan 82 - 103 John Gillies
John Gillies 92 - 68 Liam Tiernan

Two good games. Thanks Liam.