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by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 60
Views: 5273

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

It could be that they're waiting for a decision on Rachel Riley's future after that Corbyn T-shirt! They think it would be too much to cancel the already filmed episodes of regular Countdown, so that's why they're still happening, and they also can't make any statement or decision before the baby is...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123665

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who think they can shut down just about any argument by saying "First world problems".
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 60
Views: 5273

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Is it not on this week either? It's in the Radio Times but not in the listings if you look online. Has something happened to it?
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd December 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Spoilers for 3rd December 2019

Nine octochamps for the first time ever! Assuming the top 8 can all make the quarter finals, it will be the first time an octochamp has been booted!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)

David Williams wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:36 pm
And I may not have been concentrating all that hard, but did both contestants get 500 as 50/10*100?
I was going to come back to this thread to say this. They did indeed. It's too boring a method to be an attempt at "being clever" so it must have just been how they saw it.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)

I think it's been said before that if you have several words of the same length, always go for the most solid one. The dictionary might have changed since you last checked.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Yahoo groups are closing soon
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Yahoo groups are closing soon

On the Yahoo groups themselves it says something like that you can get all your groups data (they didn't include the apostrophe), and it's unclear whether it means all the data from your group or all your data from the group (so just your posts). Anyway, I've tried it for gevincountdown and c4count...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123665

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who use <3 to represent a heart.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 361
Views: 110908

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Thanks Fiona. I'd messaged them both anyway and what you say backs up their claims! So I'll start again: The final CO-event of the year happened in Wolverhampton Saturday, and a whopping five of us did the wet Wolverhampton parkrun beforehand. Here are the results out of 321 runners : 7. Gevin Chapw...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 106)
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 106)

I thought it was a bit disrespectful of Rachel to say that Jamie was hammering his opponent, even if it was just to get the conundrum into a sentence.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 108)
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Spoilers for Thursday 28th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 108)

I gave myself points for FAINEST in round 1. Sue me.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 58397

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:44 pm
James Robinson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:35 am
RIP Garry Rhodes
RIP Sir Jonathan Miller and Clive James too... :( :( :cry: :cry:
Sad day 😢😢😢
I think the lesson we can learn from this post is that non-forum emojis look horrible on here. 8-)
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 58397

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Like buses. I was thinking that no-one had died recently.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 361
Views: 110908

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

The final CO-event of the year happened in Wolverhampton Saturday, and a whopping five of us did the wet Wolverhampton parkrun beforehand. Here are the results out of 321 runners : 7. Gevin Chapwell - 19:09 92. Jonathan Wynn - 26:24 256. Fiona T - 34:42 Er, I can't seem to find Callum or Bradley in ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 434
Views: 40526

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

MISOPHONIA, especially since it's what the introduction was about today. I wondered why they didn't name it. Now I know.
Don't say the word! It will make our dictionary look stupid!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Facebook Culls

I never unfriend, not really sure why. Up to like 1500 'friends', a lot of whom I don't really know. I guess I like to keep the connection, occasionally I'll talk to someone from school or something about something they post and it's nice to keep in touch. There's definitely a lot of those people w...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

It may be your (and my) opinion that you can't pluralise an exclamation, but the point at issue is where this is laid down. And the usage in the example sentence could be pluralised. On balance I agree with you, but I'm not seeing quite enough to overrule the onfield decision. If you could pluralis...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Facebook Culls

For those of you on Facebook (probably most of you), do you go through your friends list every so often and unfriend people you know longer really have anything to do with? I've never done this, but I know that some people have done it to me. And do you ever think about who you'd keep if you had to ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 60
Views: 5273

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

James Robinson wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:33 pm
I’ve just noticed that this week’s episode of Celebrity Countdown has been pulled from the schedule.... :? :?
That's because it featured Prince Andrew.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: How many jobs have you had ?

Depends what counts as a job. Three organisations have paid me money to do work for them, plus some agency work.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Susie just flat out wrong on CHEERIOS. HELLO and and GOODBYE are nouns, CHEERIO is not.
Why is this? I don't see why CHEERIO isn't/can't be a noun.
Who knows why the dictionary is the way it is, but it's not for Susie to make it up if it's not to anyone's liking.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Rachel Riley Post

When did this mass delusion start, that people who work in TV aren't allowed, or shouldn't be allowed, to make political statements away from TV? This isn't making a political statement. It's a potentially libellous slur on an individual. It's also incredibly crude and simplistic. Also: remember th...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 103)
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 103)

I would assume that 7 8s must be a new record, too. Definitely think the series has improved in quality as the series has gone on, with some good octochamps. Paul has been very good so far, and has a good chance of being octo #9 . The chap today was his best opponent, too. What about the guy from t...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Rachel Riley Post

I was going to post about this actually. I think Rachel Riley is completely blinkered about Corbyn and plain wrong. I'm not going to call for her to be sacked or anything though.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Susie just flat out wrong on CHEERIOS. HELLO and and GOODBYE are nouns, CHEERIO is not.
Agreed.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 102)
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 102)

(100×(10-1)+6)/2+1=454.

Basically the same process as the last one.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 198
Views: 49128

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When I first started getting stuff from the Huffington Post in my Facebook feed, I would sometimes confuse it for a joke site like Daily Mash or Newsthump because it's got a joke-sounding name. Did no-one consider this drawback?
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: ProRanks history video
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: ProRanks history video

Cool. Is this a "thing" then? I saw something like this relating to Formula One only a couple of days ago.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 100)
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 100)

Yes, very good player. Could have won eight like that.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

These people are just currently in the news and won't be considered famous in five years.

And Strictly contestant? Kind of means she wasn't famous enough to even make the show if that's how people refer to her since it's meant to be for people who are already celebrities.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 2130

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:21 pm
When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks
I imagine Meak Marcin wouldn't quite cut it.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 99)
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 99)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:36 pm
PRIORATE in R5.
Round 8?
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:01 am
Would have been 28-50 to Jo under normal rules, I believe?
Or 50-28 as it's also known.

(I haven't checked the numbers though.)
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123276

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What does it actually mean when someone gets off on a "technicality"? I was wondering that a few days ago, and then I thought to myself that maybe it just happens in films and TV programmes and that it's it's not a real thing, but then I came across this just now. There are quite a few instances of...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123276

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What does it actually mean when someone gets off on a "technicality"? I was wondering that a few days ago, and then I thought to myself that maybe it just happens in films and TV programmes and that it's it's not a real thing, but then I came across this just now.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous on Mobile
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Apterous on Mobile

I tried it once and although it was technically possible, it was basically unplayable.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

Maybe a controversial opinion, but the very lengthy 937.5 conversation seemed like a bizarre thing to put in a Celebrity special which probably attracted a lot of viewers who haven't watched CD before. Not sure why the scoring gimmick was needed either. A standard 9 round format and 30 minute runti...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)

Fiona T wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Paul starts tomorrow - he's on apto so you can have a nosey :)
Is he Paul A? It's lucky him and Morgan just missed each other then.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 97)

So Morgan becomes an octochamp making eight already with easily enough time for a ninth. But will it happen? According to the wiki, Paul Anderson and Luke Johnson-Davies are going to appear this series, although Luke apparently starts too late to become an octochamp this series unfortunately. I don'...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7817

Re: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019

Graeme Cole wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:47 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:42 am
I can't find the standings.
Here they are.
Thanks but where is that other than as a standalone URL? How does one find it without being told?
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1811

Re: No Shit Sherlock

by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7817

Re: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019

Parkrun conveniently located right next to the venue https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wolverhampton/ See you there! I've just entered so will join you for that. There's also a new one in East Park . It's a bit further away, but if we're here again next year, I'd be tempted to it for a different parkrun t...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:07 pm
If you're going to use raw scores, let the second player buzz in on the conundrum after the first player is right too.
I thought that too.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

Yeah, so Jay really deserved to win that.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

Jo is 5-2 up on Jay in won rounds, and one of the rounds Jay "won" was a numbers game he didn't get. And yet Jay is leading...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

The classic disadvantage of raw scoring is that if you fail to score in a round, it's very difficult to catch up, so it heavily discourages offering risky words. And assuming the contestants therefore play it safe, the conundrum is much more likely to be crucial unless one player has dominated the ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 198
Views: 49128

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:33 am
Probably obvious to the stalwarts here but I've only just discovered that Stewart Holden started this very forum
Well he started c4countdown the Yahoo group, but it had been taken over by Charlie by the time it migrated here. So it depends on whether you consider this to be the "same forum".
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 60
Views: 5273

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

I have had some, but some of it sounds very confusing to me, so I’d rather not say, as I don’t have first-hand knowledge. But you happily posted on here that we didn't have a format, according to your 'sources'....and now you concede you don't have first-hand knowledge.... :lol: :lol: I’m just rela...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Yahoo groups are closing soon
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Yahoo groups are closing soon

On the Yahoo groups themselves it says something like that you can get all your groups data (they didn't include the apostrophe), and it's unclear whether it means all the data from your group or all your data from the group (so just your posts). Anyway, I've tried it for gevincountdown and c4countd...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Yahoo groups are closing soon
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Yahoo groups are closing soon

That's a bit shit. How would you archive a Yahoo group anyway other than by saving each post individually? I used https://www.httrack.com/ to download everything from gevincountdown (it just does it page by page). I don't have my old Yahoo account so someone else would need to do that. You did mana...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Is Deal or No Deal an example of Monty Hall?
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Is Deal or No Deal an example of Monty Hall?

And that's the thread.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 361
Views: 110908

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

This is your new list then. A few improvements (along with the new entries) but only Callum Todd overtook people. Right, I'm going to put up a ranking list of Countdown/Apterous parkrunners. I'll check it every so often to see if anyone's beaten their PB, and if anyone is really insistent that they ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 361
Views: 110908

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

CoBra in Braintree happened on Saturday 2nd November, and three of the CO-event attendees took part in the Great Notley parkrun beforehand. Only 165 runners in total, but here are the results : 1. Gevin Chapwell - 19:36 (75 points) 138. Callum Todd - 35:00 (50 points) 139. Fiona T - 35:01 (25 points...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 93)
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 93)

I thought Rachel was a bit abrupt with the guy when she interrupted to say it was the same method. "No, it's exactly the same." He did the arithmetic in a different order so it was essentially the same but she should have let him finish, explain that it was the same but in a different order and then...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 991

Re: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?

If we had the thread "Is Boris Johnson electable as Prime Minister?", the list of things against would be astronomical, and yet somehow the spotlight is still on the credibility of Corbyn. It's fucking mental.