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by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: 2020 Vision

Interesting idea, I'll have a go, providing a bit of justification if I can. 1) Roger Federer to announce his retirement after the Olympics. Think he's sticking around for one last shot at singles gold before calling it a day. 2) Rafa Nadal to beat Dominic Thiem 3-2 in the French Open final. It's b...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 10473

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:56 am
Although I am sure staff will have to to set an example which makes my job far more difficult , mainly because of my spectacles constantly steaming up and my inability to lip read staff as I'm partially death.
Does this mean you walk around with a scythe as well as a face mask?
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 249
Views: 34008

Re: You Are The Ref

Wonder how C2 could only get a 3 from a selection, and also how absolutely nobody noticed the words weren't English before.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12771

Re: Joke Items

Mark James wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:08 pm
Snooker cues. Why do I have to use the equipment provided that has been specifically designed to play the sport properly? Why can't I just use a stick I found or roll the balls with my hand?
Good point, why can't I use my hands in football too? Or maybe a tennis racket in rounders?
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 249
Views: 34008

Re: You Are The Ref

It's the final letters game. C1 declares 8, and C2 declares 9. C1 says their word is NEMATOID, C2 says their word is MONRADITE. Points to C2. Later on, as the contestants shake hands for the crucial conundrum, C1 catches a glimpse of C2's paper and notices that DOMINATER is written in large letters...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 111
Views: 21304

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

You begin to wonder what non-apterites actually do with all their time, as you enter the fourth day of sitting on your laptop staring at a blank screen.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 705
Views: 163450

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who believe far fetched conspiracy theories.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unusual Fears/Phobias
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

Re: Unusual Fears/Phobias

Craneflies. I've become a bit more tolerant towards them as I have got older but still hate them (I can now catch them in a sufficiently large container and give them someone to take outside since I can't justify killing a harmless creature, whereas before I wouldn't have been able to even go within...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: apterous update
Replies: 34
Views: 3245

Re: apterous update

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Yes, it must have been, Fiona!

Were Supee and Phil boyfriend and girlfriend?

Great job Charlie!
They were married I think, Jason. It's probably best to not discuss their private life on this thread either.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

While I'm enjoying this discussion and the fact that it's bringing a bit of life into c4c, it does make me a little bit sad that the topic that's done this is the same topic everyone all over the country is talking about, and presumably making largely the same points. So in this, I do see Callum's ...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

Things we have learned from Dominic Cummings press conference. 1. His wife doesn't drive. 2. His home has been under siege (why go back there then? ) 3. His parents has no WiFi facilities ( or else he should have stayed in safer isolation ) 4. He broke the speed limit driving to Barnard Castle with...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

Things we have learned from Dominic Cummings press conference. 1. His wife doesn't drive. 2. His home has been under siege (why go back there then? ) 3. His parents has no WiFi facilities ( or else he should have stayed in safer isolation ) 4. He broke the speed limit driving to Barnard Castle with...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon May 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

I'm kind of leaning towards agreeing with Sam here - I don't think we're going to see as much change as some people are expecting, more like a gradual rebuilding of what we had before, though with a few extra measures added in. Working from home may be encouraged and handling of cash will almost def...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174997

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Another thing you could do is discard people who get one wrong and replace them with someone else. So it's out of 100 people who didn't get any wrong. I don't think this would be a very feasible way of doing it, unless you've got a huge budget. This article https://www.denofgeek.com/culture/pointle...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 01, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174997

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How do they actually go about asking 100 people for Pointless. Like what if the topic is 'Masters Winners in the last 40 years' and they ask a golf trivia expert and they just rattle off all of them. What do they do? Ignore that guy, scrap the round, allow an impossible round to go through (I doubt...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 663
Views: 224803

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

First time in a while I've had one worthy of being added to this thread. Countdown was being hosted in my living room. I'd been appointed as arithmetician, with various other people in other roles. At one point, there were 2 teams of 2, iirc - one with Sean Lock on. In some bizarre variant, you coul...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

1st Numbers Alt.: (((2 + 3) x 8) - 1 - 1) x 7 = 266 3rd Numbers Alts. (1 away either side (best possible)): (((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3) - 2 = 913 (stolen off Elliott Mellor) or ((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3 = 915 Ftfy. I actually didn’t steal it, I just typed it out wrongly...😛😛 But, thanks for noticing the ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:44 pm
1st Numbers Alt.: (((2 + 3) x 8) - 1 - 1) x 7 = 266
3rd Numbers Alts. (1 away either side (best possible)): (((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3) - 2 = 913 (stolen off Elliott Mellor) or ((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3 = 915
Ftfy.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:44 pm
1st Numbers Alt.: (((2 + 3) x 8) - 1 - 1) x 7 = 266
3rd Numbers Alts. (1 away either side (best possible)): (((6 x 5 x 10) + 2) x 5) + 3 = 913 or ((6 x 5 x 10) + 3) x 5 = 915
Last time I checked, 302*5 didn't equal 910 :lol:
(6*5*10+5)*3-2 for 913, if you want that side.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Tens
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Top Tens

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Top ten things that I am able to do during lockdown.


8. Sleeping until I wake up naturally.
This might be the best part of lockdown for me - I can actually get some proper rest and don't have to conform to some schedule.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where's Charlie ?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Where's Charlie ?

Good point. I suggest we also have a "Where's Ashton?" topic, where we debate which account he is going to be on at any time.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

THE GotY 2019 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED. A MASSIVE thank you to all those who voted, and again to those who nominated. 15 people nominated a total of 83 unique games (with 160 total nominations). This is mega - almost four times as many nominators as last year and significantly more games. 15 people also...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 705
Views: 163450

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who bring up the "but it's legal tender" argument as to why their offered payment should be accepted in a transaction. Legal tender refers to repayment of a debt, meaning that if you offer to pay off a debt in legal tender then you can't be sued for failing to repay. What you are doing in a s...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Last day!!!!!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Voting close tomorrow!
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 3583

Re: A massive apology to you all.

Folks, aren't we getting a bit carried away with the "identity theft" business? I'm no lawyer but I'd have assumed it only becomes a crime if you try to make payments using someone else's money, get a loan in someone else's name, or suchlike. You're right in this respect, it wouldn't be legally uph...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 3583

Re: A massive apology to you all.

Folks, aren't we getting a bit carried away with the "identity theft" business? I'm no lawyer but I'd have assumed it only becomes a crime if you try to make payments using someone else's money, get a loan in someone else's name, or suchlike. You're right in this respect, it wouldn't be legally uph...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 3583

Re: A massive apology to you all.

They were all fake made up names, not anything serious so no I’ve not impersonated anyone. I just used Maureen Grabhams name but I never pretended to be her. I appreciate the apology - but this is just an outright lie. You clearly pretended to be her - you claimed your wife was on in series 24, and...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 3583

Re: A massive apology to you all.

I did try to do that. I did do Dave Butt. I didn’t do the Paul Nixon thing, what you need to understand is that there is some nasty people out there (which I’m not one of in general) and it’s them that’s done that, I’m admitting everything I have done but that and the wiki stuff I wasn’t involved i...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 3583

Re: A massive apology to you all.

I did try to do that. I did do Dave Butt. I didn’t do the Paul Nixon thing, what you need to understand is that there is some nasty people out there (which I’m not one of in general) and it’s them that’s done that, I’m admitting everything I have done but that and the wiki stuff I wasn’t involved i...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 3583

Re: A massive apology to you all.

This is an outrage! :o Are Maureen and Callum aware that you've been on here impersonating their husband and grandad?! They were all fake made up names, not anything serious so no I’ve not impersonated anyone. I just used Maureen Grabhams name but I never pretended to be her. I appreciate the apolo...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

I was partially responsible, yes. All that matters is, they clearly are not of "Martin and Maureen Peters", and in fact your usage of them, along with pretending to be a former contestant, is identity theft - quite a serious issue. I'm waiting for your apology to people.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Because they got mentioned, and I had a look at them - then google was employed to expose you. You might as well come clean. You should apologise to all the people whose time you have wasted, and to members of this forum.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Look, I'll be polite - we know you aren't three separate people. The ruse about signing up for CONUT didn't work either - using images you've found on google as your "wedding picture" and "doing a parkrun" doesn't work - reverse image search is a thing. I suggest you stop continuing this, take a lon...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Not long now to get your votes in! Thanks to all who have voted so far :)
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

I called the Raven bar in Glasgow yesterday, and they confirm they have no events booked in for the 13th of March next year. This is my surprised face. :| I’m sorting it out I’m calling them tomorrow. When you do, please post here - we'll call again to ascertain if there is actually a booking. Or, ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Fiona T wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:06 am
Surely time to call time on this nonsense.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:23 am
I called the Raven bar in Glasgow yesterday, and they confirm they have no events booked in for the 13th of March next year.
I am surprised...

*Awaits excuse of "Martin"*
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 7622

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

I was all ready to jump in with a That's Not How This Works, but to my surprise it turns out that multiple ISP subscribers sharing the same public IPv4 address at the same time is in fact a thing which is/has been used by some ISPs. It's a much-criticised technology (someone else downloads somethin...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:MyArs April 31st
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Co:MyArs April 31st

Was going to go to this, but then I saw that the old dear that lives downstairs was going and now I'm right put off.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174997

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It also depends on the person next to me - if they're blasting music/talking loudly on the phone/eating something very noisily/messily/smellily/generally being annoying then sure, I'm going to be inclined to move - if they judge me then so what, I'm not going to ever encounter them again. If they're...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

Nominations have now closed.

Voting thread is live here.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Thanks to all those who submitted nominations for GotY 2019 . It has been customary to select a cut-off point such that 7-12 nominees make the final poll, indeed this year I included this clause in the nominations topic. However, this year saw a huge amount of nominators - nearly four times as many ...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

Nominations close tomorrow! Be quick if you still want to nominate!
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

You had, Gev - you've only a few more days left to get your nominations in! Thanks to all who have submitted so far.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

Reminder that nominations close in 3 weeks!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has the sky fallen in yet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Has the sky fallen in yet ?

Yes - far from 'having got Brexit done' we are now only at the start of a long series of negotiations which are unlikely to have been completed in my lifetime (I'm 93). Truly the Devil is in the details. :( I'm expecting to see at least 100 from you. Although perhaps that won't be enough time. Ther...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

Evening, all! I'm setting up this thread to open the nominations for GotY 2019, and also for information and discussion about the GotY process. Firstly, I'd like to thank Adam on behalf of everyone for running this so efficiently since it started in 2010. Adam has, in his time, given so much to the ...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: 2020 Vision

5) Kane Tanaka to reach the 3rd spot on the oldest verified people ever list. To do this she'd need to survive until the 19th September, attaining the age of 117y, 260d to tie for 3rd place. She's fairly robust physically (or as robust as you could realistically expect a 117 year old to be - still ...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: 2020 Vision

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:49 pm
9) Leeds to win the Championship. Seems one of the more safe bets of this list.
Leeds United and safe bet, don't be so sure... :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Considering they're currently top and most of my others are probably rather unlikely, I'd say the statement is correct :P
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: 2020 Vision

Interesting idea, I'll have a go, providing a bit of justification if I can. 1) Roger Federer to announce his retirement after the Olympics. Think he's sticking around for one last shot at singles gold before calling it a day. 2) Rafa Nadal to beat Dominic Thiem 3-2 in the French Open final. It's be...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174997

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Haha, promise I wasn't too drunk!

Edited.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174997

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why people are allowed to do remixes of "Fairytale Of New York". They're never going to match the original and they all sound utterly diabolical.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 277
Views: 75246

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I only learnt about a month ago that it was Fred Astaire and not Freddy/Freddie Stair.