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by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 19th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4445

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 19th 2014

This game was super exciting and fun to watch! Both Dan and Antoinette played great.

ELEGIACS in that one round, I think.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri May 31, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 209892

Re: Is Apterous down?

I get my computer back from being repaired, decide to check whether my Java issues are solved, and what do I get? "Attempt 54 of 500…"
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 25978

Re: Pointless Series 5

I'm saying that that was a silly thing to put on the list when they set the question -- I'm not surprised that only 4 people in the survey named "pantaloons", but it was a weird thing to choose as one of the 12 responses to put in the question, since you're rewarded with a very low score for saying ...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 25978

Re: Pointless Series 5

Is there a rule on this show that you can't just give last names? Things like "Howard Webb" for "Robert Webb" seem to happen amusingly often on Pointless. If it were me I'd just say "I'll say that Mitchell's partner is Webb", but have they ever mentioned a Pointless-specific rule that a last name by...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 4466

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011

And with the 5 second gap when SLOPPED was declared, Carl didn't even look down at his notes. When you don't like a player it's all too easy to assume every hesitation to be evidence of foul play, even to the extent of supporting your prejudice with non-existent evidence as Giles has done. There ar...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 15th 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2206

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 15th 2011

He forgot to mention that at the end they come across the statue of liberty and realise they are still on planet earth. Also the ship hits an iceberg and sinks. And that Jesus gets crucified in The Bible. What is the acceptable interval before one's allowed to discuss a plot twist publicly? (When w...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 4466

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011

Hereby joining the rapidly growing chorus. I don't know you, Mark, as I haven't been on Apterous for about a year, but I remember watching your games in the summer, which were great…and let's just say there was no day I was hoping you would win more than today. He may not be liked on here, but you h...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

My theory: if you get it at almost the same time as someone else and they're having lag, they might have gotten it before you did (and a message will therefore display), but it will appear under yours because of the lag.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244139

Re: Feature requests

I don't know if this has been brought up already, and I apologize if it has been, but in the scoresheets for Goatdown, is it possible to show what the needed letter was for Metamax, or what word would be the metamax word? It would be nice. When Goatdown was first implemented we had a shortage of da...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 3
Replies: 58
Views: 7420

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 3

Main Event:
Miriam Nussbaum 2-0 John Gillies (100-91, 117-63)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 2
Replies: 74
Views: 9000

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 2

Junior Mint:

Peter Lee 2-1 Miriam Nussbaum (61-111, 93-79, 100-96)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 1
Replies: 89
Views: 13059

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 1

Dinos Sfyris wrote:I beat Miriam 2-0 in the junior mint and beat her on a tie-break conundrum in the speed demon. I'd post the links to the games but my wife says I'm to come to bed straight away :)
Here they are: Junior Mint and Speed.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 1
Replies: 89
Views: 13059

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 1

Main Event, Flight A:

Miriam Nussbaum 2-0 Lesley Hines (89-75, 95-69)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The rather awesome thread of word creation
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: The rather awesome thread of word creation

There should be an equivalent to fewer for more, so we can have another thing to feel pedantically superior about. The fact that there isn't is one of the reasons that I argue that it's fine to use "less" instead of "fewer". The argument goes - "less" is just the opposite of "more". "fewer" is just...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?
Replies: 35
Views: 3395

Re: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?

There once was a man named Mark; Whose jokes were transported by Ark. Originally in Latin, So misshapen an' shat in, Humour leaves him in the dark. Just for the record, who makes you laugh. Btw it's Marc. Would have sent you a poem back but nothing decent rhymes with either david or O' Donnell alth...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

Is the Duel working at all today? Last night I saw in chat that someone had finished it, but he was ranked "#1 of 0" and it didn't show up on the home page. And at this point there are still no Duel rankings on the home page.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Attention Ladies
Replies: 31
Views: 2053

Re: Attention Ladies

Yeah, the top 25 people on Most Time Played are also male. (Although…I'm 27th. I end-round-early against Prune quite a lot, though.) Thought Supee (S J) was on this list. Oh, right. See, I don't know who anyone is, especially those who just go by initials. XD I wouldn't worry about having several f...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Attention Ladies
Replies: 31
Views: 2053

Re: Attention Ladies

possibly a bit patronising IMHO This. However, if there were a bunch of different filters (like if you could set your age on your profile and see the ratings of people over/under/between certain ages, or if you could set your location and see where you stand among all the Americans, &c.), then I wo...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Tournament sign-up
Replies: 64
Views: 6950

Re: Apterous Winter Tournament sign-up

I wrote:
You wrote:Count me in for all of them.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 54672

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

TUBIST^ nearly lost me a game just now. Either it's more obscure than I thought or the world outside of the US has some special secret word for "tuba player" that I don't know. XD
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Times Crossword
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Times Crossword

AGOUTI was an answer in the LA Times Crossword the other day. I was amused.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244139

Re: Feature requests

When I look on Statland I would love to see where I sit outside of the top ranks. To explain that better... If I look at, for example, "Statland: Most multitalented players" - I see the Top 30 but I have no idea where I rank, albeit I'm probably somewhere near the bottom. But if I could see that it...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Palindromes
Replies: 59
Views: 2344

Re: Palindromes

Oh yeah, I forgot to count the "palindromes of length 1". Makes perfect sense now.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Palindromes
Replies: 59
Views: 2344

Re: Palindromes

rF = (Sum of squares of lengths of palindromic sections)/(Number of palindromic sections) eg BANANA would score (1^2 + 5^2)/2 = 13. AGAMEMNON would score (3^2 + 3^2 + 3^2)/3 = 9. Unless I've understood something wrong, the rF for MIRIAM would also be 9. But intuitively, I wouldn't think it should s...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Foreign dictionary Apterous
Replies: 43
Views: 3837

Re: Foreign dictionary Apterous

Can we challenge foreign lexicons? In Dutch, I was very surprised to have BLAFJES disallowed. BLAF is bark (of a dog, etc.) and is both a verb and a noun. The diminutive of the noun is, naturally, BLAFJE. The plural is formed with -S as expected. Plenty of hits on google.nl and there's even a websi...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Good idea for a variant?
Replies: 277
Views: 23043

Re: Good idea for a variant?

So, would a certain rule then be adapted as "American words are OK, but American pronunciations are not?" :lol:
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 54672

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

I'm really surprised that RATIONALS^ isn't in. Like the set of rational numbers. (If it were, I would have beaten my Goatdown Letters Attack PB by 12 points!)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

Today's duel keeps saying that everyone who plays it is ranked "#1 out of 0"; won't let me view my own game (saying that you have to have played the duel to view it…which I have); and when I logged out and came back in, it gave me the challenge for it again.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: American English
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: American English

Peter Mabey wrote:
George F. Jenkins wrote: Has the word YES disappeared from our spoken vocabulary. All I hear on television is YEAH, which is American, and possibly came from the German word JA.
Absolutely :)
Like, totally.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: American English
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: American English

In high school, I knew some people who would use "bloody" as an intensifier, because it was British and therefore cool (in contexts where they wouldn't use more obscene intensifiers). It's not considered nearly as bad a word here as I've been told it is in the UK. I also hear people saying "bugger" ...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

If you can find a better one, I'll happily use that.
The English wordlist gets modified/updated, right? Could one do the same with the Finnish one to put personal pronouns and things in?
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

As awesome as it is to be able to play Apterous in Finnish, it gets a bit frustrating when common words like minä 'I', te 'y'all', talo 'house', sain 'I received', &c. are missing from the dictionary… Also, inflections – nominative singular AINE 'subject' is in, but nominative plural AINEET^ is not....
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 157
Views: 16855

Re: Frustration

I've been trying to beat my Hyper Unlimited Letters Attack score of 208 for a while now…now that I've gotten better at spotting 11's and learned some things that can and can't be -NESSES, I can get pretty close to the average of ~10.5 per round that I would need to beat it. Then, this : after the fi...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Le thème C4C français

I was trying to say "If only I had a second native language! Monolingualism is infinitely boring…especially if one only knows English" (i.e., as I do). (Mostly just for the sake of making a semi-on-topic post in the French thread but in Finnish. :D)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Le thème C4C français

Kunpa minulla olisi toinen äidinkieli! Yksikielisyys on äärrettömän tylsää…varsinkin jos vain osaa englantia…

Sorry, wrong 'F' language. :lol:
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244139

Re: Feature requests

Most of the guys on apterous nowadays, how many do their own laundry, cooking, shopping, work, make their own beds, parent etc ? Some of them are up until 4am. Probably true, but for what it's worth, 4 AM is 11 PM my time and I get the impression that many or most of the (rather few) other people w...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite Numbers Selection
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Favourite Numbers Selection

I can't decide between "I hate 6 small" and "I hate 3 large".
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 54672

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

I would have beaten my Junior Unlimited personal best just now if I'd declared PEEWEE or even WEEP instead of BEWEEP^. >>;
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

In unlimited, seeing as the conundrums are the same as normal games, shouldn't you be awarded pieces of talc, gypsum etc when you buzz in and get them right? Not sure if this applies to any other variant as I can't be arsed to check them all, but its probably just unlimited This made me wonder why ...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

Conundrums aren't working – if I type something in the box, it lets me type but doesn't register a buzz (so I'll have the answer all typed in, but time will run out without the game acknowledging that I buzzed). I also tried clicking on the letter, which worked as far as buzzing goes, but the time l...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Playing apterous in real life
Replies: 22
Views: 3183

Re: Playing apterous in real life

At work recently someone (probably me) wondered aloud what was the longest word that's also a valid hexadecimal number (i.e. uses only the letters A-F). Similarly, words that consist entirely of the letters A through G (so that they can be spelled with musical notes). The best I've ever come up wit...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: The pencil thread
Replies: 72
Views: 7731

Re: The pencil thread

Speaking of Welsh words, I'm rather proud of this one . Dictionary Corner gave it to me earlier tonight, and I was like "how could I have missed that, it's just FOISTED". Eight games and two new personal bests later, I started having the worst lag I've ever experienced on Apterous, ever, and decided...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official thread of scrag
Replies: 327
Views: 27265

Re: Official thread of scrag

I recognised the jumble immediately then spent 30 seconds failing to remember what it unscrambled to. I used to have a Stickie on my old computer with a whole list of conundrums I came up with…one of them was DEAR SHAPE / SPEARHEAD. Then one time I actually had it in a game…I forget what the scramb...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC14 Petition
Replies: 51
Views: 6237

Re: COC14 Petition

Robert Baxter wrote:Back to topic.....
OK.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

On the Apterous news feed, if your gender is set to "female", you "celebrate her X-hundredth win" but "comment on his game with Y"/"Z's game with him". (E.g., on Jayne Wisniewski's page; I've seen it on mine before, too.)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC14 Petition
Replies: 51
Views: 6237

Re: COC14 Petition

Apparently the joke is that the epenthetic /t/ between the /n/ and the /s/ can be mistaken for a "real" /t/ with some affrication (I've definitely seen contestants on the show who speak dialects that have this feature), and the reduced vowels /ɨ/ and /ə/ sound pretty similar. Linguistic fieldwork ti...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 54672

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

LENITION is in but not FORTITION^. :cry:
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 213
Views: 89725

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Kirk Bevins wrote:2010-07-15 18:59:47 Scott Phillips got a bronze pencil for SUNBATHING!
More like a "copper-tone" pencil, amirite?
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244139

Re: Feature requests

Kai Laddiman wrote:I think more could be made of the Nasty variant. Maybe, in letters rounds, you only need at least 1 consonant and 1 vowel. And I think it should become an official format (together with Nastynums and Nastycons).
Or pick either one consonant or one vowel, like that one pair of duels the other week.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 54672

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

On the flip side, I'm surprised that WYSIWYG is in.
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 112
Views: 23273

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when

…you read the following in the bug reports thread:
Andrew Feist wrote:ClientGame624 [CXPLAY]: java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.Character cannot be cast to [Lapterous.game.RoundSummary;
and immediately think "SPORULATE"
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Max Game Moment: What Would You Do?
Replies: 48
Views: 2449

Re: Max Game Moment: What Would You Do?

Somewhat related, what if your opponent typoes the conundrum? If you wouldn't have known it or spotted it, then it wouldn't be very nice to steal it, especially if it's crucial. But what if they typed in OSURDOUGH or something and you had SOURD in before it told you that they'd buzzed at all (in whi...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

For some reason I can't start games – I tried to challenge Prune to a custom game to practise for the Duel (never played Goatblind before and wanted to see what it was like beforehand), and the window didn't pop up. There was a teaser going on and I tried to answer it, but nothing showed up in the c...
by Miriam Nussbaum
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244139

Re: Feature requests

Michael Wallace wrote:Is it impossible to, say, make the text you use for noting words white?
Then you wouldn't know if you had a typo until it was time to declare it…not that that hasn't happened to me anyway… :oops:
by Miriam Nussbaum
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Good idea for a variant?
Replies: 277
Views: 23043

Re: Good idea for a variant?

Andy Wilson wrote:you get a point for winning the round, but if the round is drawn, no one gets that point until the next round has been won
Dreidel scoring? :lol:
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 5
Replies: 35
Views: 3710

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 5

U1200:

Miriam Nussbaum 2-0 Jordan F (92-60, 75-56)

Open:

Miriam Nussbaum 2-0 Andrew Herbertson (106-53, 95-85 with 2 tiebreakers)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: The pencil thread
Replies: 72
Views: 7731

Re: The pencil thread

by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 1
Replies: 69
Views: 5828

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 1

U1200:
Miriam Nussbaum 2, Chris Philpot 0 (96-82, 92-70)
by Miriam Nussbaum
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 248624

Re: Bug reports

As awesome as it is to have an ambulance in my inventory, I shouldn't have gotten one after this round. I seem to remember reading about someone having this happen a while ago…so it's still happening.