“That’s right. You’re not seeing wrong. 1000 years of holidaying in FM15, in just England. I started this on March 4th and it took 58 days of simming to get to 1000 years. And now that it’s all over and the data is all compiled…”
Over the years I’ve lost so many hours to Football Manager but I only last around a maximum seven seasons before starting all over again, so when I saw that someone had simmed 1,000 years worth of the game, I couldn’t help but take a look at some of the more outrageous statistics.
Most Times Winner: Sheffield United (168)
Highest Attendance: 112,278 (Burnley vs Preston)
The current big four definitely fall back from their role as glory custodians and let Sheffield United in. Burnley – at the Harry Potts Arena – racking up the highest attendances.1
Most Times Winner: Burnley (101)
Highest Attendance: 126,047 (Bolton vs West Ham) (in 1923)
Burnley, not content with having the highest attendances across the land, also one of the FA Cup big shots with the most wins. It’s good to see that the highest attendance has stood the test of time.
Most Times Winner: Sheffield United (90)
Highest Attendance: 112,278 (Burnley vs Preston)
Sheffield United really get their game on in domestic competition, while Burnley’s Harry Potts Arena again hosts the highest attendance.
Highest Attendance: 523,945 (FC Red Bull Salzburg vs Red Star)
Highest Average Attendance: 576,199 (Celtic)
Top Goalscorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (17) (2013/14)
Most Goals in a Match: Lionel Messi (5) (2012)
I think there’s a bug as the average attendance is higher than the highest attendance. That being said, with over half a million people going to a match you can only imagine how good the view must be. Two more records that stand the test of time with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi holding their own for more than a thousand years.
The Top 10 largest stadiums:
Harry Potts Arena — Burnley (112,278)
Wakefield Arena — Rotheram (105,915)
Quaranta Arena — Sheffield United (90,273)
Verhoeven Stadium — Bromley (87,436)
Jaouen Arena — Plymouth (86,386)
Bridges Stadium — Hull (85,693)
Anderson Park — Southend (83,881)
Wenger Arena — Arsenal (81,170)
New White Hart Lane — Tottenham (70,312)
The Stadium of Light — Sunderland (68,000)
It’s hard to piece this together. The only thing that’s immediately obvious is that The Stadium of Light must be falling apart, given that it’s over 1,000 years old.
“Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those message for users to read as text later (via Business Insider).”
I think the idea of iCloud Voicemail is excellent. The adoption of Visual Voicemail – itself an outstanding feature – has been poor1 and that’s the fault of the carriers. They have, once again, presented Apple with a problem to solve and in the process cut off one their revenue streams.
Only 10 carriers in Asia Pacific and Australasia support Visual Voicemail. ↩
App Transport Security is a new feature in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 and it’s enabled by default. This means that you can’t use standard HTTP for requests without making changes to application’s Info.plist.
For my specific configuration – Cloudfront CDN with data hosted in Amazon S3 – Forward Secrecy is not enabled (or, at the very least, it’s causing issues). You don’t have to tear down ATS entirely to get things working, you just need to disable the requirement for Forward Secrecy in your Info.plist:
The postponed 2XU Compression Run is happening on August 2nd. While the route has yet to be announced, a few extra bits of information have trickled out:
“Flag-Off Time: 4.30am (21.1KM), 7.30am (10KM) and 8.30am (5KM)
Venue: Marina East Drive (Open field beside 201 Marina East Drive, Singapore 029997)
Due to the changes in the date and venue of the run, please also note that there will be changes in terms of the layout and race route. While the route may not be as ideal as we would like it to be, the replacement route has been derived with the best of our abilities, given the sudden change in circumstances and because many venues were booked a year in advance. The updated race route will be announced this week due to restrictions by stakeholders.”
When I first got interested in programming – around 2009 – the first app I made was a little utility to help you pick your lottery numbers. It was called Lucky Dip and it sold exclusively in the UK App Store and it very quickly went from being £0.69 to being free.1
In the spirit of continual improvement I’m reviewing my younger self’s code, and boy is it a painful experience.
The problem statement: generate a set of six unique numbers between 1 and 49.
I’m sure I attacked the problem in the following way:
find out how to generate numbers within a specific range;
generate six of them; then,
compare them all against each other individually to make sure they are unique.