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by Alec Rivers
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 3rd 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1316

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 3rd 2010

Davy Affleck wrote:Chelsea drew 1-1
There is a God.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]
Replies: 33
Views: 2399

Re: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]

Awesomesauce :) I've tried making this as my avatar but it says filesize is too big. Any ideas? The maximum avatar file size is 31 kB. This clip, which has 98 frames @ 144x144 in 32 colours, is 943.25 kB. To make something within the prohibitive size limit, I'll have to: • reduce the resolution (sa...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]
Replies: 33
Views: 2399

Re: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]

Paul Howe wrote:Can we have a gif of Sally doing this :?
Who's Sally?
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]
Replies: 33
Views: 2399

Re: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]

And, as a bonus:

Image

:lol:
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]
Replies: 33
Views: 2399

Re: Dinos on Krypton Factor [with spoilers]

As requested...

Image

:D
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Debbi Flack
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Debbi Flack

Jason Larsen wrote:... [some whining drivel] ...
I've got news for you: The world does not revolve around Jason Larsen. And for someone who claims to be from a free country I find it surprising that you wish to deny Debbie her inalienable right to decide who she has on her friends list.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Youtube vids
Replies: 54
Views: 4831

Re: Youtube vids

I love the fact you have the contestants at the bottom but, more impressive than that (for a technophobe like me) is that they're actually moving. Cheers. Those clips were taken from Jeff's rounding up at the end of each game. One or two are actually slowed down slightly to fit the duration. ;) Edi...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Youtube vids
Replies: 54
Views: 4831

Re: Youtube vids

Marc Meakin wrote:Nice one.(PSG nil etc.)
Ta.
Marc Meakin wrote:But why was Brian pixelated?
Ryan and I thought it would be funny. Note his voice is deeper, too. :P
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Youtube vids
Replies: 54
Views: 4831

Re: Youtube vids

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu203/SpiritmanProductions/do_you_like_my_gap.png Ryan Taylor's choice of declarations from his games in Series 61 - video My other CD uploads, if you're interested: • Kirk Bevins, Series 60 Champion, all 11 shows - playlist • Kirk Bevins's conundrum solve at the ...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Weakest Link
Replies: 204
Views: 17149

Re: The Weakest Link

Lesley Hines wrote:My husband very generously told me I must have been too good and would only have been voted off tactically, and who am I to argue? :lol:
Maybe the production team don't want to risk Anne being outclassed. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4223

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Michael Wallace wrote:Right, so what was the point of your Spanish lesson, if not to imply that there was a problem with the joke?
Just to be informative, really. There are always a few people who don't know. It's hardly important, but I felt like mentioning it.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4223

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Michael Wallace wrote:You should read this.
Hence:
Alec Rivers wrote:lol.
;)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4223

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Marc Meakin wrote:So you can have Real Madrid and Imaginary Birmingham
lol. Except that Real is Spanish for Royal.

Sorry
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Weakest Link
Replies: 204
Views: 17149

Re: The Weakest Link

Jason Larsen wrote:Did I see Lesley Hines on Thursday's episode?
If you did then she certainly kept that quiet. I'm sure someone would have mentioned it at CoLin.

EDIT: I've just checked BBC iPlayer. There was no Weakest Link on Thursday. :roll:
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 games
Replies: 37
Views: 3294

Re: COLIN 2010 games

Round 8: 100, 9, 1, 6, 9, 5. Target: 362. C1: 363. ((100-9)x(9-5)) - 1 (7) C2: 362. Mistake in working. Score: 53–29 (max 56) Please feel free to let me know of a possible solution. There might be something neater, but: 5*6*9 = 270 270 + 100 = 370 370 - 9 + 1 - 362 I like: (9 x 9 + 100) x (6 - 5 + ...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Disapproval
Replies: 35
Views: 1904

Re: Disapproval

Jason Larsen wrote:As they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If at first you don't succeed, don't take up skydiving.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words changing meaning.
Replies: 52
Views: 2056

Re: Words changing meaning.

Brian Moore wrote:Thursday, 16th April 1739 at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon ...
A mere 8,545,593,452 seconds ago (approx).
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words changing meaning.
Replies: 52
Views: 2056

Re: Words changing meaning.

Which word(s) will we be expected to use in place of 'infer', once it has fully become synonymous with 'imply'? :evil: Deduce? Sorry, I don't agree. A thesaurus might list them together but, in my mind, 'deduce' refers to a conclusion drawn only from available evidence, whereas 'infer' additionally...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words changing meaning.
Replies: 52
Views: 2056

Re: Words changing meaning.

Which word(s) will we be expected to use in place of 'infer', once it has fully become synonymous with 'imply'? :evil:
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Namagrams - Forum members
Replies: 41
Views: 4333

Re: Namagrams - Forum members

At a quiz last night, I had about 4 minutes to find an anagram of: NIGEL FETCH AN IRON LEG , having been told that it was a famous persons name (forename and surname). It probably leaps out to some of you, but might challenge others. I'd thought I'd put in on the end of this topic instead of making...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 1st 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2484

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 1st 2010

Mark Kudlowski wrote:Easiest 1st numbers - (10 + 3) x 10

Surprising neither contestant picked up on that !
Yeah, same. Couldn't believe that. :shock:
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Foreign dictionary Apterous
Replies: 43
Views: 3769

Re: Foreign dictionary Apterous

A general tip re foreign character codes, for those who don't know. On Windows systems, you can find all the codes in Character Map. The quickest way to get it is: • Hold the Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt) and press R. The 'Run' box will appear. • Type charmap and press Enter If you prefer, you ...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 results & feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 5090

Re: COLIN 2010 results & feedback

Sue Sanders wrote:Come on, you live in Kent.... http://www.dart-tag.co.uk Get with the programme, mate
My use of the Dartford Crossing: moon, blue, once in a. But thanks for the tip anyway. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 results & feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 5090

Re: COLIN 2010 results & feedback

A1(M) all the way to the M25. Me too. Then to the cash machine at Thurrock Tesco cos I had nothing for the QE2 bridge. You'd think they'd take cards by now. Admittedly I don't really have any experience of toll bridges, but if they took cards wouldn't that just cause (even more?) massive delays? I ...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday January 29th 2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2130

Re: Spoilers For Friday January 29th 2010

Welcome, James. I think I speak on behalf of a number of people here when I say I was rooting for you to go all the way, as you'd started your run with some impressive games. Pity it ended when it did. And hats off to you for conceding: I got complacent and made some shocking choices near the beginn...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 results & feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 5090

Re: COLIN 2010 results & feedback

Sue Sanders wrote:A1(M) all the way to the M25.
Me too. Then to the cash machine at Thurrock Tesco cos I had nothing for the QE2 bridge. You'd think they'd take cards by now.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 games
Replies: 37
Views: 3294

Re: COLIN 2010 games

Kirk Bevins wrote:... although I went with a word I'm sure I saw in a review recently on Apterous.
Is Apterous killing CoLin? :D
by Alec Rivers
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Disapproval
Replies: 35
Views: 1904

Re: Disapproval

Jason Larsen wrote:Charlie:
Please show me the page you view after you complete your 50 trial games on Apterous.
Or he's gonna sue yo ass. :twisted:
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Disapproval
Replies: 35
Views: 1904

Re: Disapproval

Jason, you get roughly 4 games for a penny! (US cent). I call that good value.

[Based on the sort of usage I think one or two Apterites go in for: 3 games per hour, 8 hours per day.]
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 78775

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday for yesterday, Ralph. Sorry it's late, I was in Lincoln. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 results & feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 5090

Re: COLIN 2010 results & feedback

Many thanks, Ben & the crew, for running another successful event. I enjoyed the day very much. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Foreign dictionary Apterous
Replies: 43
Views: 3769

Re: Foreign dictionary Apterous

One question though, does anyone know how to type N with a tilde over it? I usually type the rest of the word and the click on the letter in the selection. Alt+164 works in word. Not sure about on Apterous though. This should work at least on all Windows systems, but you need to use the digits on t...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Okay, but we don't all spend our entire lives trying to be scientific. Prove it :lol: Shall we, too, rise forgetful from our sleep, And shall my soul that lies within your hand Remember nothing, as the blowing sand Forgets the palm where long blue shadows creep When winds along the darkened desert ...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite autistic sauvant
Replies: 25
Views: 1152

Re: Favourite autistic sauvant

Jon Corby wrote:I've just watched a two-part documentary on YouTube about the Casio CA-53W-1Z. Incredible watch.
:lol:
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Charlie Reams wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:Also there can't be a vacuum between the Earth and the Sun or the light would have nothing to travel through.
Higgs Field.
I was just mocking your bad science.
Okay, but we don't all spend our entire lives trying to be scientific. There's being human, too. :D
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite autistic sauvant
Replies: 25
Views: 1152

Re: Favourite autistic sauvant

I just watched a 44-part programme on YouTube about Kirk Bevins. Incredible watch.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday January 26th 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2080

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday January 26th 2010

Marc Meakin wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:IYSS.
Well, I'm not certain of this, it's just what I always assumed.
I was only trying to find an exception to Damian's rule.
I know. I spoke out of turn. Soz. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday January 26th 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2080

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday January 26th 2010

Marc Meakin wrote:IYSS.
Well, I'm not certain of this, it's just what I always assumed.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Do you pronounce the P in 'apterous'?
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Do you pronounce the P in 'apterous'?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:Isn't the P silent as in swimming?
Yes but that coloured dye still makes it embarrassing.
lol
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday January 26th 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2080

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday January 26th 2010

Marc Meakin wrote:
D Eadie wrote:Where the word ends with a phonic A sound, negAtor, it tends to be -OR.
ADAPT takes it both ways.
I always thought an ADAPTER is a person who adapts (himself or something else) and an ADAPTOR is an inanimate object used to connect two pieces of machinery or electronics.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Jason Larsen wrote:What is your country called? The United Kingdom
No, it's called England, which, along with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland form "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Charlie Reams wrote:Also there can't be a vacuum between the Earth and the Sun or the light would have nothing to travel through.
Higgs Field.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Jason Larsen wrote:... we both live in free countries
Ha. That's what they want you to think.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 9315

Re: Pass the time?

Time to bump this, methinks. Clue: Footballer.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

lol. Nice thought experiment except for one crucial element, namely the implication that every aspect of our conscious being is stored physically in our brain cells. If that were the case, our personalities and traits would be subject to continual change as random brain cells die in their hundreds ...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Alec, exactly! Thanks. But that doesn't detract from David's original assertion that the odds of somebody achieving a score of 238 in one game of Countdown are almost immeasurably small. It is not enough to say it is improbable, it is improbable on a startling scale. Sorry, Jason, but there's more ...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16770

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

I solemnly promise not to give Alec a lift anywhere :lol: :oops: lol. No need to feel bad, Lesley; no harm was done at all. I still ended up on the same train from London to Folkestone as I would have been had you taken the slightly shorter route, so I'm just as grateful for the lift. And don't pan...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Or this . lol. Nice thought experiment except for one crucial element, namely the implication that every aspect of our conscious being is stored physically in our brain cells. If that were the case, our personalities and traits would be subject to continual change as random brain cells die in their...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Do you pronounce the P in 'apterous'?
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Do you pronounce the P in 'apterous'?

Isn't the P silent as in swimming?
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:It can happen because "lightning can strike." I'm just trying to be optimistic! Someone just might be able to beat the odds! Don't say never!
What if someone ask me to make a word from ERENV apart from nerve.
Just say ERVEN.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 52407

Re: CountMax errors

Kirk Bevins wrote:Add HELOTRIES.
That's what Prince Charles says, isn't it?
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Marc Meakin wrote:Does this :arrow: http://www.thecountdownpage.com/letters.htm help :?:
It does perfectly, thank you. :D

EDIT: That list shows the letters J, K, Q, V, W, X, Y, and Z occurring only once but they come up more than once in a game, so I'm assuming the entire list is duplicated at least once.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

There was a thread (at least one) where people came up with possible shuffles that would result in nines in every round, while keeping the standard distribution of letters. This doesn't make it remotely likely of course, but I think it's theoretically possible. That's why I was asking if anyone kno...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 52684

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

What annoys me is not so much Americans making up their own words/expressions, but annoying people over here using these expressions simply because they've heard them on some Amercian programme. Some of the expressions are alright, but some are just annoying. Yeah, dude, cos, like, all those awesom...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 52684

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

... less cultured peoples ... ... [a perfectly reasonable argument] ... Oh, so you're just a racist. lol. It seems I was being too subtle. I thought this whole conversation stemmed from my statement about Americanisms, so that's what I was alluding to. The only people I regard less cultured than us...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 52684

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Well, I'm still not sure what you mean (so this might not be relevant) but I'm only against changes imposed by ignorant and less cultured peoples (as per my subjective judgement and values) so, for the most part, I love our language.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 52684

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Charlie Reams wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:Much as I hate the American bastardisation of our language
If you hate bastardisation then there can't be much of English that you do like.
By which you're implying that the vast majority of English is of American origin???
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 25th January 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 11)
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Monday 25th January 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 11)

Tiny typo at round 3: flautist, not falutist. Nice word, though. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3144

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

Can anyone tell me the distribution of letters used on the show?
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A thread after Charlie's own heart
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: A thread after Charlie's own heart

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:And if you have cable, oh yes Kirk, you have heard of Steve Harvey!
I don't have cable and don't know Steve Harvey.
I have satellite TV but couldn't tell you who Steve Harvey is.