We've reached and passed the mid-point of the summer break, which means it's all downhill from here. Things are quiet with the factories closed, but we are still managing to keep ourselves amused. Here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • If you take part in the Sofa F1 Pole Poll, you'll be interested in the latest updates to the table. I didn't do very well in Hungary, which means I am smack dab in the middle of the championship. Mr C, however, is second in the entire championship, having bagged the joint-most points in the last race. Rats!
  • We went out and about yesterday, to test out our new Qik app on the G1. Essentially, this means that in the future, we can press a button and be live broadcasting to the world. Quite exciting. Check out some of the stuff we did yesterday.
  • I also wrote a post detailing our findings since we started the Shell V-Power experiment. I wasn't expecting to find any difference at all, but I did. Whilst Mr C came to a rather radical and completely different conclusion.

That's all for now. It's Monday again, so let us know what you've got planned for today, or how you're managing to get through if it's a work day. I'll see you in the comments.

999 responses

  • RG09/08/2009 at 23:04

    Plans for the day, get the chair out, sit down, have a good rest, cold drink in one hand, laptop on my lap. Just chillin out.

    If its sunny, I'll do that outside.

  • RG09/08/2009 at 23:07

    If its sunny, I'll do that outside.

    Or go down town and have a look around.

    Anyways, gonna go. See ya hopefully in the morning.

  • Nick09/08/2009 at 23:08

    Anyways, gonna go. See ya hopefully in the morning.

    Night>

  • Steven Roy09/08/2009 at 23:08

    Night RG

  • Paul09/08/2009 at 23:08

    Or go down town and have a look around.

    Ooooo. Outside. Good luck!

  • lou09/08/2009 at 23:08

    Anyways, gonna go. See ya hopefully in the morning.

    night RG

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 00:44

    Its all gone a bit spookily quiet for this time of night...

    BOOO!

  • lou10/08/2009 at 01:07

    Its all gone a bit spookily quiet for this time of night...

    i'm just syncing my ipod to itunes and after everything i've gone through with itunes today it's taking me ages :( i just want to go to sleep now...

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 01:53

    i just remembered i am going out for dinner tonight so cant go home and nap after work. Probably should have gone to bed before 3.30am :(

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 01:57

    i just remembered i am going out for dinner tonight so cant go home and nap after work. Probably should have gone to bed before 3.30am :(

    You wouldnt have done a 50m swim if you had :P

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 02:01
  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 02:43

    G'Day everyone. Anyone still up?

  • F1Wolf10/08/2009 at 02:54

    up already :-)

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 02:56

    G'Day everyone. Anyone still up?

    yeah, but runing to bed right now. bye!

  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 03:37

    up already :-)

    It's already afternoon here. Days go so quickly...

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 05:06

    Jake, but not quite a jake blog!

    On CBBC?! I wonder how many of Jake's chatters were really CBBC fans... ;)

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 06:44

    Mornin everyone!

  • F1Wolf10/08/2009 at 06:56

    morning and afternoon

  • Maverick10/08/2009 at 07:35

    Jake, but not quite a jake blog! :D

    ...so far, my favourite race has been Monaco because I got to hang out on a boat!

    Aww, bless! He's like a kid in a candy store :-)

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 08:07

    Morning all.

  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 08:09

    Morning all.

    Hello there.

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 08:25

    Hello, everyone. When the top F1 headline of the day so far involves space tourists, you KNOW it's a quiet day.

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 08:26

    hooray off to crown for dinner! It is my favourite place in the city at night simply for the big fireball things as seen at the start of the f1.com australia review 2008 :D

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 08:28

    hooray off to crown for dinner! It is my favourite place in the city at night simply for the big fireball things as seen at the start of the f1.com australia review 2008

    Oh, so that's where those Big Balls of Fire came from. :D What food do they serve?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 08:29
  • Amy10/08/2009 at 08:39

    i am not sure what i am having yet, there is heaps of restaurants in there as well as 2 food courts. And we all know how good i am at decisions :(

  • James10/08/2009 at 08:58

    Morning all, I wake up start up my laptop to be informed that my laptop encounterd a problem when it shutdown/started up previously. I ask it to check for solutions, the response: "This problem was caused by Windows Vista, which was created by Microsoft Corporation." Brilliant :D

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 08:59

    Morning all, I wake up start up my laptop to be informed that my laptop encounterd a problem when it shutdown/started up previously. I ask it to check for solutions, the response: "This problem was caused by Windows Vista, which was created by Microsoft Corporation." Brilliant :D

    Hahaha. Finally they admit it :)

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 09:03

    Hullo :) Note to self. Buy a new phone, this one is going mad. It hates loading ANYTHING. :(

    On my way to meet lou and go to london zoo ! :d today is a good day. ;)

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 09:04

    On my way to meet lou and go to london zoo ! :d today is a good day. ;)

    Ooh, we want pictures!

  • James10/08/2009 at 09:05

    Ooh, we want pictures!

    MANY pictures ;)

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 09:09

    Ooh, we want pictures!

    How many pictures do we want?

    LOADS

    When do we want them?

    AS YOU GO ALONG!

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 09:09

    I also want to find mr red panda and tell him as lovely as he is, his name is blatent false advertising ;) will get back to you all tonight :)

  • James10/08/2009 at 09:10

    Ooh, we want pictures!

    How many pictures do we want?

    LOADS

    When do we want them?

    AS YOU GO ALONG!

    Exactly, we want to have the experience without being there :lol:

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 09:36

    Have just realised this means Lukeh won't be going to Greggs for us today. What are we going to do??

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 09:39

    Have just realised this means Lukeh won't be going to Greggs for us today. What are we going to do??

    Sandwiches?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 09:43

    I ask it to check for solutions, the response: “This problem was caused by Windows Vista, which was created by Microsoft Corporation.” Brilliant

    That DESERVES a screenshot. :D

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 09:44

    I ask it to check for solutions, the response: “This problem was caused by Windows Vista, which was created by Microsoft Corporation.” Brilliant

    Pretty much sums up the operating system.

    I think it was designed just to show how good windows 7 can be

  • James10/08/2009 at 09:48

    That DESERVES a screenshot. :D

    Shame I've closed it, but it has come up twice now so a third time is likely.

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 10:09

    Have just realised this means Lukeh won't be going to Greggs for us today. What are we going to do??

    They do have greggs in le londres i believe,

    morning all

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 10:12

    Kimi's turn to get Asked: http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2009/8/9729.html

  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 10:15

    Kimi's turn to get Asked: http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2009/8/9729.html

    Go Kimi! He didn't do badly.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 10:16

    Go Kimi! He didn't do badly.

    They didn't ask how happy he was to see Michael back in the Ferrari

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 10:24

    morning all

    Morning! Did you sleep well?

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 10:26

    Morning! Did you sleep well?

    12.5 hours :D

    my body dosen't know what this concept of sleep is!!!!!

  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 10:29

    12.5 hours :D

    my body dosen't know what this concept of sleep is!!!!!

    ! When did you go to bed! You must have gone to bed at night rather than morning!

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 10:31

    12.5 hours :D

    You must feel better now!

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 10:32

    ! When did you go to bed! You must have gone to bed at night rather than morning!

    I went to bed at 10.30pm, woke up at 11am, but lets be honest, i slept for about 8 hours in the last 48 and spent the other 40 walking lots, Jon sleepy sleepy

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 10:33

    You must feel better now!

    Kinda, when i sleep for that long, i get what the doctor calls "a sleep hangover" but it goes within the hour :)

  • RG10/08/2009 at 11:00

    Afternoon all, seems a bit quiet round here.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 11:02

    Afternoon all, seems a bit quiet round here.

    How's your "good rest" going?

  • RG10/08/2009 at 11:03

    How's your "good rest" going?

    God read my message, I don't think he likes me, so he's made it rain. And its cold. So that threw the idea of a cold drink out the window.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 11:06

    God read my message, I don't think he likes me, so he's made it rain. And its cold. So that threw the idea of a cold drink out the window.

    Hot drink instead?

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:07

    Afternoon all, seems a bit quiet round here.

    Winter shutdown

  • RG10/08/2009 at 11:08

    Hot drink instead?

    I've ended up with water.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 11:08

    I've ended up with water.

    How disappointingly healthy :)

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 11:10

    I'm sure five minutes ago Peter Windsor was adament they would get American drivers in the car, now this!

    "It is understood that the team is already in talks with both de la Rosa and Wurz, whose vast experience of testing and racing would be of huge use to US F1."

    Come on, Pedalo!

  • RG10/08/2009 at 11:10

    How disappointingly healthy :)

    I know. But if I have any excuse, I'm staying fit for pre-season.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:11

    I'm sure five minutes ago Peter Windsor was adament they would get American drivers in the car, now this!

    How many teams after Pedro now?

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:12

    "It is understood that the team is already in talks with both de la Rosa and Wurz, whose vast experience of testing and racing would be of huge use to US F1."

    I believe that to succeed they need a properly experienced driver (like a pedalo) and an American driver to bring in the fans.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 11:12

    How many teams after Pedro now?

    He's a popular fellow!

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 11:12

    I believe that to succeed they need a properly experienced driver (like a pedalo) and an American driver to bring in the fans.

    It would make sense. The Red Bull setup works really well - experience + youth.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:13

    He's a popular fellow!

    Surely the BMW folks go somewhere too.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:13

    It would make sense. The Red Bull setup works really well - experience + youth.

    I'm sure that's it... It makes sense!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:13

    Surely the BMW folks go somewhere too.

    And Rubens might go somewhere too of course.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 11:13

    Surely the BMW folks go somewhere too.

    Won't they want to go to existing teams for the chance of points and podiums?

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:14

    Won't they want to go to existing teams for the chance of points and podiums?

    If there is somewhere to go

  • RG10/08/2009 at 11:15

    If there is somewhere to go

    There will be, I expect quite a few changes

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:16

    There will be, I expect quite a few changes

    Could be exciting

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:18

    I know we don't mention him here...

    But I liked this...

    http://sweetf1.blogspot.com/2009/08/schumacher-new-helmet-for-valencia_10.html

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:18

    It would make sense. The Red Bull setup works really well - experience + youth.

    I'm sure that's it... It makes sense!

    what is pedalo experienced in though? he was last seen on page 22, being towed back on a rope.

    *cough* plug *cough*

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:18

    But I liked this...

    :D

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:19

    *cough* plug *cough*

    :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:19

    But I liked this...

    ha!!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:20

    what is pedalo experienced in though? he was last seen on page 22, being towed back on a rope.

    Well they could do better. If they had the money I'd buy Nick Heidfeld.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:20

    This is the problem with the ban on testing - good young drivers can't put their case forward

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:21

    Well they could do better. If they had the money I'd buy Nick Heidfeld.

    He'll finish the race and if you're a startup team that can be all you need some times!

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:21

    Well they could do better. If they had the money I'd buy Nick Heidfeld.

    He'll finish the race and if you're a startup team that can be all you need some times!

    agreed.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:22

    He'll finish the race and if you're a startup team that can be all you need some times!

    Both Pedalo and Wurz have shown themselves to be great development drivers

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 11:22

    Both Pedalo and Wurz have shown themselves to be great development drivers

    But wouldn't you then have them as your testers?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 11:22

    I believe that to succeed they need a properly experienced driver (like a pedalo) and an American driver to bring in the fans.

    According to said ARTICLE:

    Pedro de la Rosa and Alexander Wurz have emerged as the leading contenders to race alongside an American rookie at the new Team US F1 next year, AUTOSPORT has learned.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:23

    But wouldn't you then have them as your testers?

    Not when you only get testing pre-season

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:23

    Both Pedalo and Wurz have shown themselves to be great development drivers

    But wouldn't you then have them as your testers?

    nope. wurz bottled it and then wanted to set up a rival team.

    he is the last person i'd put in a seat (well almost).

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:25

    he is the last person i'd put in a seat (well almost).

    I agree, but how do you develope a car with new drivers with little experience?

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:27

    I agree, but how do you develope a car with new drivers with little experience?

    are usf1 bound by the 2009 testing regs? i get confused.

    i would assume it's a free-for-all until we get to jan 1st?

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:28

    i would assume it's a free-for-all until we get to jan 1st?

    Oh now I'm confused too

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:29

    Oh now I'm confused too

    it would be mighty harsh (and probably dangerous) to limit a brand new car to a few tests at the end of the season and a few more before the start of the next one.

    however, i wouldn't put it past the fia to do it anyway (in the name of cost-cutting obviously).

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:30

    however, i wouldn't put it past the fia to do it anyway (in the name of cost-cutting obviously).

    Well they are doing it with drivers - Tim's experience for one.

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 11:32

    are usf1 bound by the 2009 testing regs? i get confused.

    since they're not an F1 team in 2009 yet, i guess not? that said, can they afford it? they can only split testing costs (renting a circuit and the like) three or four ways.

  • me10/08/2009 at 11:35

    since they're not an F1 team in 2009 yet, i guess not? that said, can they afford it? they can only split testing costs (renting a circuit and the like) three or four ways.

    good question. usf1 are also on the wrong side of the sea to share costs anyhow.

  • Paul10/08/2009 at 11:35

    since they're not an F1 team in 2009 yet, i guess not? that said, can they afford it? they can only split testing costs (renting a circuit and the like) three or four ways.

    Do the IRL teams test? Could they jump in with them?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 12:05

    Do the IRL teams test? Could they jump in with them?

    It's an interesting idea, but unless the IRL teams test on road circuits often (which I doubt), it's not such a feasible idea.

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 12:25

    I go out for the evening and when I come back you're all talking about F1? What sort of site do you think this is!

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 12:27

    I go out for the evening and when I come back you're all talking about F1? What sort of site do you think this is!

    #sorryamy

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 12:29

    #sorryamy

    that is ok. I am in a good mood since Kimi didn't beat Heikki at Ask The Expert. I was worried, as I scrolled down it felt like he wasn't getting any wrong.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 12:59

    As Lukeh has gone out I have decided to find a sausage roll alternative...

    Apparently Pret do sausage rolls... who knew!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-176

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:01

    since they're not an F1 team in 2009 yet, i guess not? that said, can they afford it? they can only split testing costs (renting a circuit and the like) three or four ways.

    We need Alia

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:02

    Apparently Pret do sausage rolls... who knew!

    For my dinner we ended up at a restaurant in the actual casino that was full of old people and I got a roast of the day for $7 (3.50 pounds to you foreigners) That is like, 1980 pricing. So cheap!

    The casino security guard ID'ed me. I haven't been ID'ed in years. If I was a few years older, I'd take it as a compliment. :D

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:05

    The casino security guard ID'ed me. I haven't been ID'ed in years. If I was a few years older, I'd take it as a compliment. :D

    There is a new thing in Britain where the drinking age is 18 called "think 25". Which they are supposed to ID you if you look under 25. I'm not that far over 25!!! And yet I haven't been IDd once! the cheek of it ;)

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:06

    There is a new thing in Britain where the drinking age is 18 called "think 25". Which they are supposed to ID you if you look under 25. I'm not that far over 25!!! And yet I haven't been IDd once! the cheek of it ;)

    ahh yes they are supposed to do that here too but I think they're pretty slack with it because I haven't been ID'ed and I'm still two years away from 25 :D

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 13:06

    I go out for the evening and when I come back you’re all talking about F1? What sort of site do you think this is!

    Ermmm... an F1 site? :D

    that is ok. I am in a good mood since Kimi didn’t beat Heikki at Ask The Expert. I was worried, as I scrolled down it felt like he wasn’t getting any wrong.

    Them Finns are darn good. :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:07

    Apparently Pret do sausage rolls... who knew!

    not me!

    also, dropio be broken, but they're working on it.

  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 13:08

    ahh yes they are supposed to do that here too but I think they're pretty slack with it because I haven't been ID'ed and I'm still two years away from 25 :D

    I am 18. I definately don't look over 25. Sometimes I don't get asked. It's great, really boosts your ego. ;)

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:10

    ahh yes they are supposed to do that here too but I think they're pretty slack with it because I haven't been ID'ed and I'm still two years away from 25 :D

    But I'm only 29. Surely I can hold on to my youth a bit longer ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:10

    I am 18. I definately don't look over 25. Sometimes I don't get asked. It's great, really boosts your ego. ;)

    why do i get the impression heidfeld has always looked over 25?

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:10

    also, dropio be broken, but they're working on it.

    I can't believe sidepodcast broke the whole of drop.io!

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:10

    But I'm only 29. Surely I can hold on to my youth a bit longer ;)

    so, 27 then?

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:11

    I can't believe sidepodcast broke the whole of drop.io!

    it was only a hd video :cry:

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 13:11

    There is a new thing in Britain where the drinking age is 18 called "think 25". Which they are supposed to ID you if you look under 25. I'm not that far over 25!!! And yet I haven't been IDd once! the cheek of it ;)

    You need to scowl more.

    Angry people dont get ID'd. They also dont have to pay for busses....

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:11

    Angry people dont get ID'd. They also dont have to pay for busses....

    :P

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:12

    But I'm only 29. Surely I can hold on to my youth a bit longer ;)

    If my 29 year old ex is anything to go by, the way to hold on to your youth is to date girls who were born when you were 10 or so.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:13

    Some people mentioned Eddie Izzards insane charity run the other day and there was some confusion over the distances involved.

    He is running 30 miles a day.

    It's 1100 miles. Which is 30 miles a day for 6 days a week. And will probably take 7 weeks.

    Madness... If you want to dontate it's here:

    http://www.comicrelief.com/donate/eddie

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:13

    why do i get the impression heidfeld has always looked over 25?

    now you've got me wanting to hunt down the Racing Line I have with him in it as a 19 year old.

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:14

    Madness... If you want to dontate it's here:

    can you donate common sense?

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:14

    Madness... If you want to dontate it's here:

    He definitely deserves cash for that, I don't think I've run 30 miles cumulatively in my whole life.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:15

    If my 29 year old ex is anything to go by, the way to hold on to your youth is to date girls who were born when you were 10 or so.

    Katherine is (*shhhh don't read this bit Katherine*) older than me. Normally I would say how much by but since I just told you how old I am then it would be really give her age away.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:15

    can you donate common sense?

    That would seem a good starting point.

    He's just started marathon 13 today!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 13:16

    are usf1 bound by the 2009 testing regs? i get confused.

    I belive they cant test their car untill the current season ends.

    This is a bit unfair as the 2009 development will carry over for the current teams, as well as the fact both Ferrari and Brawn have been seen testing 2010 parts already this season

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:16

    Katherine is (*shhhh don't read this bit Katherine*) older than me. Normally I would say how much by but since I just told you how old I am then it would be really give her age away.

    and that would end terribly for us if you did that. Who would film your exploits!

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:16

    I belive they cant test their car untill the current season ends.

    stupid, stupid, stupid.

    stupid.

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:17

    and that would end terribly for us if you did that. Who would film your exploits!

    i'm now wondering if katherine is a lurker...

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:17

    I've decided young Nick Heidfeld kind of reminds me of Steve Coogan.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:18

    i'm now wondering if katherine is a lurker...

    She came very close to commenting yesterday! But I don't think she actually reads the site.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:18

    I've decided young Nick Heidfeld kind of reminds me of Steve Coogan.

    And you are right!

  • Sean Golding10/08/2009 at 13:18

    I've decided young Nick Heidfeld kind of reminds me of Steve Coogan.

    He sort of does I guess. I can see where you're coming from.

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:19

    She came very close to commenting yesterday! But I don't think she actually reads the site.

    was that at the point you wanted jailbreak your new phone?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 13:19

    If my 29 year old ex is anything to go by, the way to hold on to your youth is to date girls who were born when you were 10 or so.

    One of my friends is dating an 18 year old, we went out with her and her friends last week, and it made me feel so old...

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:19

    was that at the point you wanted jailbreak your new phone?

    It's really her phone on loan... I didn't dare mention that to her! :)

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 13:19

    I’ve decided young Nick Heidfeld kind of reminds me of Steve Coogan.

    He looked like a man destined for McLaren. But Kimi cut that dream short.

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:21

    He looked like a man destined for McLaren. But Kimi cut that dream short.

    we can forgive him for that, he's not Nick Heidfeldenen after all.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:21

    Wow. I have only just finally caught up with reading all the e-mail I was sent in my week off! Crazy!

    Now to actually reply to some of them!

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 13:21

    If my 29 year old ex is anything to go by, the way to hold on to your youth is to date girls who were born when you were 10 or so.

    M'lady is older than me. It's not making me feel any less young. :D

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 13:23

    we can forgive him for that, he’s not Nick Heidfeldenen after all.

    But wouldn't it be unfair then if McLaren end up replacing Kovalainen with Rosberg (without the -enen)?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 13:26

    Just ordered myself an android phone... must have been all that subliminal advertising yesterday :P

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:27

    But wouldn't it be unfair then if McLaren end up replacing Kovalainen with Rosberg (without the -enen)?

    oh most certainly. Perhaps its time for a promotion for Henri Karjalainen

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 13:27

    Just ordered myself an android phone... must have been all that subliminal advertising yesterday :P

    YES!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 13:29

    YES!

    We will show those iphone people! :lol:

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 13:31

    Wow. I have only just finally caught up with reading all the e-mail I was sent in my week off! Crazy!

    More than 100 e-mails a day. This has been crazy. Maybe I shouldn't go on holiday.

    Or I should just delete them all when I come back?

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:38

    Or I should just delete them all when I come back?

    Sounds like a plan!

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:43

    More than 100 e-mails a day. This has been crazy. Maybe I shouldn't go on holiday.

    what's email?

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:48

    YES!

    We will show those iphone people! :lol:

    i am envisioning a new page on spc, with embedded qik players, for everybody to live stream to.

    - what's alex up to on channel 1?

    - on channel 2, nick writing a blog post...

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:49

    i am envisioning a new page on spc, with embedded qik players, for everybody to live stream to.

    amy, did you set up a qik account?

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:50

    amy, did you set up a qik account?

    I did, it's kind of addictive.

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:51

    I did, it's kind of addictive.

    did you tell us where it is?

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:51

    did you tell us where it is?

    www.qik.com/amyfulton with a whopping 0 videos at the moment :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 13:52

    www.qik.com/amyfulton with a whopping 0 videos at the moment :D

    that addictive, eh? i shall subscribe.

    this going to be ace :)

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 13:54

    that addictive, eh? i shall subscribe.

    while I was out and about I wanted to live stream the fireballs but they only do a fire show on the hour, and everytime I was outside it was the wrong time :(

    I am also planning some sneaky live streaming at the F1 exhibit at the museum.

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:01

    i am also planning some sneaky live streaming at the F1 exhibit at the museum.

    a walk around albert park?

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 14:03

    a walk around albert park?

    oooh I haven't been down there in ages. What a lovely idea :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:04

    oooh I haven't been down there in ages. What a lovely idea :D

    sidepodcast... encouraging people to go outside.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 14:09

    sidepodcast... encouraging people to go outside.

    What are you doing man?

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:10

    What are you doing man?

    it's okay. so long as people have phones, they'll be safe. with live video streaming, even safer.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 14:16

    Time for epic haircut...

    my hair is about 9cm long at its longest point at the monmrnt... time to annihilate it!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 14:17

    what's email?

    Yeah. What I need is wave!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 14:36

    There is some bad language in this. So please don't click through if you don't like that kind of thing. But here is an interesting article about the Kindle and ChangeMediaFutureChangeFutureMediaMediaFutureChange

    http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2009/08/08/the_book_stalker.html

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 14:46

    There is some bad language in this. So please don't click through if you don't like that kind of thing. But here is an interesting article about the Kindle and ChangeMediaFutureChangeFutureMediaMediaFutureChange

    my bookshelf is in a closet because I hate having stuff on display. The only way I could have it not in my closet would be if it had doors :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:48

    my bookshelf is in a closet because I hate having stuff on display. The only way I could have it not in my closet would be if it had doors :D

    see, i can't imagine a world with books anymore. problem is amazon don't want to helps us brits out :(

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 14:51

    see, i can't imagine a world with books anymore. problem is amazon don't want to helps us brits out :(

    amazon are meanies :(

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:53

    amazon are meanies :(

    that they are.

  • James10/08/2009 at 14:53

    I feel like bouncing round right now :D:D

    (there isn't a smiley that does that is there?)

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:54

    I feel like bouncing round right now :D:D

    how come?

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 14:55

    (there isn't a smiley that does that is there?)

    If there is, we wouldn't encourage it ;)

  • James10/08/2009 at 14:56

    how come?

    For a reason yet unknown to me, the php on a site I'm working on has started working the way it was supposed to. I've also got an RSS feed going, so I'm just really happy :)

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 14:56

    see, i can't imagine a world with books anymore. problem is amazon don't want to helps us brits out :(

    It was weird that I was trying to articulate last week the sentiment that Rands captured right there.

    I am sure I will look back and laugh at myself from my mooncar :)

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 14:58

    I am sure I will look back and laugh at myself from my mooncar :)

    after reading that I am worried what my book collection says about me. It is 99% non-fiction. I can't remember the last time I read a book that wasn't factual.

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:58

    It was weird that I was trying to articulate last week the sentiment that Rands captured right there.

    'cept for the ikea bookshelf bit?

  • me10/08/2009 at 14:58

    For a reason yet unknown to me, the php on a site I'm working on has started working the way it was supposed to. I've also got an RSS feed going, so I'm just really happy :)

    yay!

  • James10/08/2009 at 15:05

    yay!

    I'm happy enough to let the "why has it started working?" slide :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:05

    I'm happy enough to let the "why has it started working?" slide :D

    hehe. was it not giving an error?

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:06

    'cept for the ikea bookshelf bit?

    :)

    Well yes... We have 10 Ikea bookcases in our house. And 1 cd rack thing, and 2 habitat bookcases which I forgot about the last time I did a count. I know they aren't hand crafted but honestly I wouldn't have made that many book cases yet if I'd started 10 years ago!

    It took me almost an hour to saw a small thing on Saturday. It's not my bailiwick ;)

    But yes. I would love nicer book cases.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:06

    I am sure I will look back and laugh at myself from my mooncar :)

    after reading that I am worried what my book collection says about me. It is 99% non-fiction. I can't remember the last time I read a book that wasn't factual.

    Beverly Turner's book?

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:07

    Beverly Turner's book?

    :)

  • James10/08/2009 at 15:07

    hehe. was it not giving an error?

    Way back last year at Uni our web unit involved using php to create the website end for a content managment system which we also made. At the time for whatever reason only the extension .php5 would work and it baffled our lecturer as well. I just figured I'd play around now and took out the 5 and it all still works. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:07

    'cept for the ikea bookshelf bit?

    :)

    Well yes... We have 10 Ikea bookcases in our house. And 1 cd rack thing, and 2 habitat bookcases which I forgot about the last time I did a count. I know they aren't hand crafted but honestly I wouldn't have made that many book cases yet if I'd started 10 years ago!

    It took me almost an hour to saw a small thing on Saturday. It's not my bailiwick ;)

    But yes. I would love nicer book cases.

    IKEA Rocks. Fact.

    The biggest IKEA in Scandinavia will open in my town next month. w00t!

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 15:08

    IKEA Rocks. Fact.

    The biggest IKEA in Scandinavia will open in my town next month. w00t!

    our local one extended their opening hours as of today til 9pm every weeknight. Words can't express my joy.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:09

    Beverly Turner's book?

    :)

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 15:09

    Beverly Turner's book?

    :D I regret that I ever put money in her pocket.

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:09

    Way back last year at Uni our web unit involved using php to create the website end for a content managment system which we also made. At the time for whatever reason only the extension .php5 would work and it baffled our lecturer as well. I just figured I'd play around now and took out the 5 and it all still works. :D

    are you / were you running php on windows by any chance?

  • James10/08/2009 at 15:11

    are you / were you running php on windows by any chance?

    yes i am.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:11

    yes i am.

    I know the answer I know the answer! ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:12

    yes i am.

    figures :)

    microsoft have been doing heaps of work to make php work better on windows lately. i would guess a service pack, or some kind of update for iis fixed it.

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:12

    I know the answer I know the answer! ;)

    go on.

  • James10/08/2009 at 15:13

    microsoft have been doing heaps of work to make php work better on windows lately. i would guess a service pack, or some kind of update for iis fixed it.

    Awesome, now just have to hope people have been updating their computers :lol:

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:15

    dropio looks to be fixed

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 15:17

    dropio looks to be fixed

    I can finally see the sausage roll!

    I'm hungry.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:19

    dropio looks to be fixed

    Did Anyone suggest 'Apple' for the new baby name BTW?

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:19

    Awesome, now just have to hope people have been updating their computers :lol:

    with all due respect, you're nuts running php on windows. neither php nor mysql have a decent caching mechanism, and memcached doesn't work well on windows.

    ideally you'd use: php > memcached > mysql on a linux/unix system

    iis works better with asp.net and it's built in caching.

    and here ends the advice you didn't ask for ;)

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:20

    go on.

    this no?

    http://www.plus2net.com/php_tutorial/php_iis_installation.php

    I just googled something to illustrate it...

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:20

    and here ends the advice you didn't ask for ;)

    But he's right.

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:23

    this no?

    not sure.

    i think the issue relates to running both php4 and php5 on windows machines. or at least it used to.

    microsoft have made all sorts of improvements in the area. i think they realised they need the wordpress crowd and have been working like crazy to turn things around.

    last time i checked, the sql server installer tried to include php, wordpress and then mysql. complete madness.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:24

    this no?

    not sure.

    i think the issue relates to running both php4 and php5 on windows machines. or at least it used to.

    microsoft have made all sorts of improvements in the area. i think they realised they need the wordpress crowd and have been working like crazy to turn things around.

    last time i checked, the sql server installer tried to include php, wordpress and then mysql. complete madness.

    this no?

    not sure.

    i think the issue relates to running both php4 and php5 on windows machines. or at least it used to.

    microsoft have made all sorts of improvements in the area. i think they realised they need the wordpress crowd and have been working like crazy to turn things around.

    last time i checked, the sql server installer tried to include php, wordpress and then mysql. complete madness.

    I feel like Rubens reading that - it's all just "Bla bla bla bla bla-ing" to me :P

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:25

    I feel like Rubens reading that - it's all just "Bla bla bla bla bla-ing" to me :P

    reading it twice didn't help then?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:25

    I feel like Rubens reading that - it's all just "Bla bla bla bla bla-ing" to me :P

    reading it twice didn't help then?

    Yeah sorry for the double quote :( Spam fingers hasn't used his netbook for two weeks :(

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:26

    Yeah sorry for the double quote :( Spam fingers hasn't used his netbook for two weeks :(

    hehe!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:28

    last time i checked, the sql server installer tried to include php, wordpress and then mysql. complete madness.

    I had a devil of a time trying to run IIS + Apache + MS SQL + MySQL on Windows the other month. They aren't good friends.

  • James10/08/2009 at 15:33

    Awesome, now just have to hope people have been updating their computers :lol:

    with all due respect, you're nuts running php on windows. neither php nor mysql have a decent caching mechanism, and memcached doesn't work well on windows.

    ideally you'd use: php > memcached > mysql on a linux/unix system

    iis works better with asp.net and it's built in caching.

    and here ends the advice you didn't ask for ;)

    I'm using what I have and what I was taught, but thanks for advice :P. The teaching of php and MySql was crammed into one 3 hour lessons in 5-6 weeks. I'm happy enough I've created my own Content Managment System, which maybe a bit rough around the edges but it does its job ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:33

    I had a devil of a time trying to run IIS + Apache + MS SQL + MySQL on Windows the other month. They aren't good friends.

    the terrible people who regularly put money in my bank, insist on doing something like that too.

    i should also say that i'm not following my own advice as sidepodcast.com only runs: php > mysql

    conveniently skipping the whole memcached thing. but when we move from mediatemple we'll add that important bit to the equation.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:34

    the terrible people who regularly put money in my bank, insist on doing something like that too.

    It's a pain isn't it! Yes it was for those people that I did it. Presumably not the same people - but you get the idea.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:35

    the terrible people who regularly put money in my bank, insist on doing something like that too.

    Are you a 419 scammer or something?

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:36

    I'm happy enough I've created my own Content Managment System, which maybe a bit rough around the edges but it does its job ;)

    good man. can we see it?

  • James10/08/2009 at 15:38

    the site or the CMS? :P

    The CMS I'll have to screenshot, can't be giving out the password to it ;)

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:38

    IKEA Rocks. Fact.

    But everyone ends up having identical furniture in their homes...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:40

    IKEA Rocks. Fact.

    But everyone ends up having identical furniture in their homes...

    So what? I don't care as long as my home looks nice and it didn't cost lots to furnish!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:40

    see, i can't imagine a world with books anymore. problem is amazon don't want to helps us brits out :(

    Books will stay around... its a bit like horses. people said cars would make them redundant... but they are still around and cost more than cars...

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:41

    Books will stay around... its a bit like horses. people said cars would make them redundant... but they are still around and cost more than cars...

    good analogy. i don't want a horse either though :)

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:42

    Books will stay around... its a bit like horses. people said cars would make them redundant... but they are still around and cost more than cars...

    Printed books will stay. Printed newspapers, on the other hand, probably won't.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:42

    Books will stay around... its a bit like horses. people said cars would make them redundant... but they are still around and cost more than cars...

    good analogy. i don't want a horse either though :)

    But a book about Horses on your Kindle?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:43

    Books will stay around... its a bit like horses. people said cars would make them redundant... but they are still around and cost more than cars...

    Printed books will stay. Printed newspapers, on the other hand, probably won't.

    Other than the free newspapers you get at the train station?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:44

    So what? I don't care as long as my home looks nice and it didn't cost lots to furnish!

    But isnt it a bit like wearing a uniform at work?

  • Amy10/08/2009 at 15:44

    But a book about Horses on your Kindle?

    a lovely horse?

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:44

    But a book about Horses on your Kindle?

    we can't buy one. we tried yesterday. apparently european 3g is a problem for them or something?

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:45
  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:45

    Other than the free newspapers you get at the train station?

    They'll be around for a while. But will it be around in 10-20 years time if the Kindle well and truly takes off? I doubt it.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:47

    They'll be around for a while. But will it be around in 10-20 years time if the Kindle well and truly takes off? I doubt it.

    they are more convinient though, so i expect they will be around for a while yet...

    unless we start giving people ocular implants and dowmloading news to thier brain...

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:47

    unless we start giving people ocular implants and dowmloading news to thier brain...

    where do i sign up for that?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:48

    they are more convinient though, so i expect they will be around for a while yet...

    well, i was thinking that, but then, what's inconvenient about 1 Kindle that automatically updates itself every day, or even more often than that? less paper wasted, and more room for customized news. not to mention that you'll only need to get 1 Kindle.

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:48

    where do i sign up for that?

    :D

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:49

    where do i sign up for that?

    We are Spicies 0001

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:50

    Other than the free newspapers you get at the train station?

    They'll be around for a while. But will it be around in 10-20 years time if the Kindle well and truly takes off? I doubt it.

    Imagine plucking words out of thin air! A world where steel birds fly! ITS THE FOOTUR!!!

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:50

    What kind of a race name is this:

    Helluva Good! At The Glen

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:50

    Imagine plucking words out of thin air! A world where steel birds fly! ITS THE FOOTUR!!!

    :D

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:51

    well, i was thinking that, but then, what's inconvenient about 1 Kindle that automatically updates itself every day, or even more often than that? less paper wasted, and more room for customized news. not to mention that you'll only need to get 1 Kindle.

    but i can pick up a paper, not worry about what i do with it, where i leave it, read it then leave it for the next guy...

    I cant get a virus, run out of battery or have it stolen

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:52

    we can't buy one. we tried yesterday. apparently european 3g is a problem for them or something?

    I saw somebody using one on the train the other day... But presumably they'd loaded the stuff up ahead of time.

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:53

    I cant get a virus, run out of battery or have it stolen

    i guess so. but i think a combination of the Kindle's potential and our potential environmental situation by then will make it tough sledding for newspapers, especially those that rely solely on ad revenue.

  • Chris D10/08/2009 at 15:53

    What kind of a race name is this:

    Helluva Good! At The Glen

    Or to give it it's full name - Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:53

    I saw somebody using one on the train the other day... But presumably they'd loaded the stuff up ahead of time.

    you can import them. but i've no idea how you'd fill it with anything.

    can you jailbreak a kindle?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:54

    Or to give it it's full name - Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

    It wasn't actually half-bad, but the Sour Cream Dips really puts me off the name. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:54

    we can't buy one. we tried yesterday. apparently european 3g is a problem for them or something?

    I saw somebody using one on the train the other day... But presumably they'd loaded the stuff up ahead of time.

    As somebody who can only buy books when he leaves the country (In English), I could see a use for the kindle...

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:54

    you can import them. but i've no idea how you'd fill it with anything.

    the thing is, it being That London, they may have been from the states.

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:55

    the thing is, it being That London, they may have been from the states.

    DAN!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 15:55

    What kind of a race name is this:

    Helluva Good! At The Glen

    Or to give it it's full name - Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

    It had better not disappoint with a name like that.

    Seriously, how stupid are the sponsors in NASCAR these days?

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 15:55

    the thing is, it being That London, they may have been from the states.

    http://www.thebookseller.com/news/91712-amazon-close-to-uk-launch-date-for-kindle.html

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:57

    It had better not disappoint with a name like that.

    Wasn't there a NASCAR race before named the Die Hard 400 or something similar? :D

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:57

    you can import them. but i've no idea how you'd fill it with anything.

    Cant you just connect it to you computer and download from amazon.com?

    If they are fussy use an American ip address...

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:57

    http://www.thebookseller.com/news/91712-amazon-close-to-uk-launch-date-for-kindle.html

    ooh, christine found something that they'd signed up waterstones too. not sure if that was confirmed or rumour though.

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:58

    If they are fussy use an American ip address...

    how do you pay for it?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 15:58

    how do you pay for it?

    Buy vouchers and use them

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 15:59

    how do you pay for it?

    US credit card, I guess?

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:59

    US credit card, I guess?

    i don't have one of those.

  • me10/08/2009 at 15:59

    Buy vouchers and use them

    would that work?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 15:59

    If they are fussy use an American ip address...

    how do you pay for it?

    Paypal?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:00

    would that work?

    It worked for me about 4 years ago on something they didnt like me buying from the uk

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 16:00

    Laters all. About to cycle home then off for a short run as an 'installation lap' as prep for a 5km challenge next month...

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:00

    Paypal?

    on amazon??

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:00

    It worked for me about 4 years ago on something they didnt like me buying from the uk

    i'm not buying a kindle on that evidence alone. but i do like the sound of it.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:01

    Good afternoon folks

    Is the Kindle that big a deal?

    I thought it was rather niche. An emerging technology I suppose

    on amazon??

    Maybe, I'll see

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:01

    Laters all. About to cycle home then off for a short run as an 'installation lap' as prep for a 5km challenge next month...

    good luck!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:01

    i'm not buying a kindle on that evidence alone. but i do like the sound of it.

    When they release it here i expect it will be priced £400+

    it will flop here

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:02

    Or to give it it's full name - Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

    They just mentioned the full name in the invocation. Goodness, it sounds Helluva Awkward. :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:03

    When they release it here i expect it will be priced £400+

    interesting.

    it will flop here

    i'd consider that price.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:04

    i'm not buying a kindle on that evidence alone. but i do like the sound of it.

    That's how you could do something on iTunes for a while... Lots of people sold American iTunes vouchers on ebay

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:04

    i'd consider that price.

    really?

    Thats 50-100 books you could have bought though

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:05

    i'd consider that price.

    When they release it here there will be an iPhone version of Kindle like there is in the states already. I can read very happily on that... But perhaps not for too long.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 16:06

    Hi all

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 16:06

    I know we don't mention him here...

    But I liked this...

    http://sweetf1.blogspot.com/2009/08/schumacher-new-helmet-for-valencia_10.html

    That needs a photoshop

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:07

    Hi all

    evening!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:07

    When they release it here there will be an iPhone version of Kindle like there is in the states already. I can read very happily on that... But perhaps not for too long.

    That's the killer, the Kindles screen technology - E Ink - gives days of usability on a single charge

    Amazon ecards available on ebay apparently

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:07

    Hey Steven

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:07

    That needs a photoshop

    :D

    Hey Steven.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 16:10

    are usf1 bound by the 2009 testing regs? i get confused.

    Yep. As soon as they enter the rules apply unless of course they can borrow a 2008 car then they can do whatever they like going by Ferrari

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:11

    I feel like Rubens reading that - it's all just "Bla bla bla bla bla-ing" to me :P

    Yup, Mr C knows I call this "going all html again"

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 16:12

    Yup, Mr C knows I call this "going all html again"

    well technically its going all php, but thats neither here nor there ;)

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:15

    NASCAR saying they have 3 drivers in the field with F1 experience. That would be Montoya, Speed, and... that's it, right? Are they actually counting Jeff Gordon and that 1 test he had with Williams?

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:18

    well technically its going all php, but thats neither here nor there ;)

    to be fair to Bassano I don't think we were talking about HTML last time either.

    I do like the phrase.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:22

    NASCAR saying they have 3 drivers in the field with F1 experience. That would be Montoya, Speed, and... that's it, right? Are they actually counting Jeff Gordon and that 1 test he had with Williams?

    I was thinking the same thing...mystery f1 driver please stand up!

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 16:24

    ooh, christine found something that they'd signed up waterstones too. not sure if that was confirmed or rumour though.

    No, Sony have signed up with Waterstones.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:24

    I was thinking the same thing...mystery f1 driver please stand up!

    Isn't Villeneuve racing?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:25

    Isn't Villeneuve racing?

    He didn't have enough sponsorship to make it to Cup.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:25

    He didn't have enough sponsorship to make it to Cup.

    Ah right. I'll return to the corner.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:25

    They seem to have been watching f1 with all the pointless weaving...

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:26

    I was thinking the same thing...mystery f1 driver please stand up!

    :D

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:26

    They seem to have been watching f1 with all the pointless weaving...

    Maybe they got tips from JPM. :D

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:27

    The thing is on the Kindle front. If you have to wait until Christmas for a UK Kindle it is worth it. Because a US one will need travel adaptors for power, won't ever work for over the air subscriptions.

    I think it would be definately worth waiting.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:28

    The thing is on the Kindle front. If you have to wait until Christmas for a UK Kindle it is worth it. Because a US one will need travel adaptors for power, won't ever work for over the air subscriptions.

    I think it would be definately worth waiting.

    It might be worth waiting longer than that, i expect they will come in with a crazy price for the first few months.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:30

    It might be worth waiting longer than that, i expect they will come in with a crazy price for the first few months.

    but it will be the new coolness :)

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:31

    I am in a restaurant called Tas.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 16:33

    It might be worth waiting longer than that, i expect they will come in with a crazy price for the first few months.

    I would pay a little more to get rid of the bookcases and regain some space in my living room.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:33

    but it will be the new coolness :)

    I am really not sure it will catch on.

    They must have their doubts to otherwise they would have launched it here already

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:35

    I would pay a little more to get rid of the bookcases and regain some space in my living room.

    That is true, books do take up space, but you can lend them to people, they look nice and...

    Books tell you so much about a person... its the first thing i nose around! I cant exactly say to someone "do you mind if i browse your kindle so i can jufge you"

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:35

    They must have their doubts to otherwise they would have launched it here already

    they were going to launch 6 months ago but the networks wouldn't go for their prices.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:36

    I am in a restaurant called Tas.

    Is that the Turkish place?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:36

    they were going to launch 6 months ago but the networks wouldn't go for their prices.

    That hardly fills me with confidence!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 16:38

    Is that the Turkish place?

    yes. I am going to have some Lebanese wine. I have always enjoyed Chateux Musar's red, but haven't seen their White available anywhere.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 16:38

    Books tell you so much about a person... its the first thing i nose around! I cant exactly say to someone "do you mind if i browse your kindle so i can jufge you"

    Hmm. I don't see a problem with asking what someone has on their Kindle. Plus you can do it out and about, rather than having to wait to be invited to their house.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:39

    Hmm. I don't see a problem with asking what someone has on their Kindle. Plus you can do it out and about, rather than having to wait to be invited to their house.

    that is very true... mobile judgement!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:40

    yes. I am going to have some Lebanese wine. I have always enjoyed Chateux Musar's red, but haven't seen their White available anywhere.

    Get me some felafels please

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:40

    I have no idea why i dont watch more NASCAR, they seem to be doing everything so much better than f1. I just looked at what they offered on their website and saw f1 dying.

  • Kathi10/08/2009 at 16:41

    My sister discovered just how dangerous outside is: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:41

    Thats 50-100 books you could have bought though

    but i wouldn't. technically that's half a macbookpro i could've bought. but kindle to me would be worth £300(ish). i'd consider £400, but i don't know where you got that figure from?

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:42

    Amazon ecards available on ebay apparently

    but, with a uk address, can i use them to buy use books for kindle?

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:42

    I have no idea why i dont watch more NASCAR, they seem to be doing everything so much better than f1. I just looked at what they offered on their website and saw f1 dying.

    they had to move their race to monday because it rained yesterday. it's something like the 3rd time they've done it this season. that pretty much sums up why NASCAR will never beat F1 for me.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:43

    My sister discovered just how dangerous outside is: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

    ouch, looks nasty. she's okay right?

    Though if I'm honest, not wanting to sound bad here, but the t-shirt is rather appropriate

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:43

    but i wouldn't. technically that's half a macbookpro i could've bought. but kindle to me would be worth £300(ish). i'd consider £400, but i don't know where you got that figure from?

    American companies seem to base their prices by replacing the dollar symbol with a pound symbol.

    It was $399 on the US amazon for the new kindle

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:43

    No, Sony have signed up with Waterstones.

    ahh, apologies.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:43

    My sister discovered just how dangerous outside is: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

    Ouch!

    An appropriate T-shirt too

    What happened?

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:43

    I think it would be definately worth waiting.

    agreed.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 16:43

    My sister discovered just how dangerous outside is: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

    Ouch. That looks sore

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:43

    but it will be the new coolness :)

    agreed ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:44

    They must have their doubts to otherwise they would have launched it here already

    if they had their doubts, why develop it in the first place?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:44

    but, with a uk address, can i use them to buy use books for kindle?

    You could just make up an address if they aren't sending anything physically?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:44

    American companies seem to base their prices by replacing the dollar symbol with a pound symbol.

    People often forget that North American prices are excluding local taxes

    Though cheaper than Europe, it's not a great deal more than 20% most of the time

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:45

    My sister discovered just how dangerous outside is: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

    i take back what i said. sorry, inside good. she okay?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:45

    You could just make up an address if they aren't sending anything physically?

    Billing address?

  • Kathi10/08/2009 at 16:46

    What happened?

    She fell of my bike. The bike is fine. She is too - mostly.

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:46

    You could just make up an address if they aren't sending anything physically?

    Billing address?

    exactly. amazon already have my address and cc. making up a whole personality just for an ebook seems a tad ott even for me.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:47

    if they had their doubts, why develop it in the first place?

    It woeks well in america, especially with newspapers which are mainly local, its often difficult to get non local papers, say the new york times outside of major cities

    when it was released their it was before smart phones really took off, they are launching here to a market of people who will already own a smartphone, which is a lot harder in my opionon

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:47

    She fell of my bike. The bike is fine. She is too - mostly.

    I was thinking skateboard or similar

    Moving vehicles are dangerous without roofs

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:48

    Will watch the Glen from bed.

    Night, everyone.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:48

    exactly. amazon already have my address and cc. making up a whole personality just for an ebook seems a tad ott even for me.

    Is there any proprietary DRM involved?

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:48

    when it was released their it was before smart phones really took off, they are launching here to a market of people who will already own a smartphone, which is a lot harder in my opionon

    but we already have a smart phone. giggles already has x2 smartphones.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:48

    G'night Journeyer

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:48

    Is there any proprietary DRM involved?

    i believe so. yup.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:48

    She fell of my bike. The bike is fine. She is too - mostly.

    Going on a bike ride on Wed, so fills me with confidence

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:48

    She fell of my bike. The bike is fine. She is too - mostly.

    that much damage from a push-bike?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:49

    Going on a bike ride on Wed, so fills me with confidence

    Don't forget your PPE

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:49

    Going on a bike ride on Wed, so fills me with confidence

    take your phone r.g!

  • Journeyer10/08/2009 at 16:49

    but we already have a smart phone. giggles already has x2 smartphones.

    parting shot:

    smart phones are too small to read anything very long. they can't replace the kindle.

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:49

    smart phones are too small to read anything very long. they can't replace the kindle.

    agreed and night sir.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:50

    when it was released their it was before smart phones really took off, they are launching here to a market of people who will already own a smartphone, which is a lot harder in my opionon

    The 2nd version was released very recently though, not sure how well that has done

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:50

    Don't forget your PPE

    Last time my handlebars came loose and had no allen key. The time before the wheel came loose from the handlebars and ended up going over. I hate bikes.

  • Kathi10/08/2009 at 16:51

    take your phone r.g!

    I see where my sister went wrong. I told her to take the phone but she just said: Ja ja

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:51

    I see where my sister went wrong. I told her to take the phone but she just said: Ja ja

    :)

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:51

    take your phone r.g!

    I always do.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:51

    but we already have a smart phone. giggles already has x2 smartphones.

    But you guiys are techies...

    they have to convince joe public he needs 2 devices to make it pay...

    I will be interested to see how it does, if it ends up at a reasonable price i might consider getting one. but i think it will need massive marketing and very cheap content to make it work over here,.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:52

    Last time my handlebars came loose and had no allen key. The time before the wheel came loose from the handlebars and ended up going over. I hate bikes.

    Yet you're doing it again

    Have you tried stabilisers? They come with all-terrain tyres now? ;)

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 16:52

    they have to convince joe public he needs 2 devices to make it pay...

    Something doesn't have to be massive to still be sold. Netbooks aren't exactly mainstream, but there's a good business to be made still.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 16:53

    Yet you're doing it again

    I'm a nutter. It keeps trying to kill me, but I still use it.

  • me10/08/2009 at 16:54

    But you guiys are techies...

    *wonders if doohickey will work on a kindle*

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 16:56

    Evening. I'm not properly here yet but I saw this arrive just as I loaded Seesmic and thought I should to pass it on ;-)

    "isitmayyet Latest Q&A by @CurtCavin mentions a fifth AGR car at Sonoma for Franck Montagny. "

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:56

    I'm a nutter. It keeps trying to kill me, but I still use it.

    Getting back on the horse is the only way, figuratively speaking of course

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 16:57

    *wonders if doohickey will work on a kindle*

    :)

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:59

    Something doesn't have to be massive to still be sold. Netbooks aren't exactly mainstream, but there's a good business to be made still.

    Thats true, but the kindle has more overheads, distribution with telecoms, content rights, technical support.

    But it certainly doesnt have to sell at iphone levels to be successful. The only issue is how long it would be supplied with content for if the numbers arent great.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 16:59

    *wonders if doohickey will work on a kindle*

    You have already convinced me to buy an android hero!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:00

    Evening. I'm not properly here yet but I saw this arrive just as I loaded Seesmic and thought I should to pass it on ;-)

    "isitmayyet Latest Q&A by @CurtCavin mentions a fifth AGR car at Sonoma for Franck Montagny. "

    We need a link

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:00

    You have already convinced me to buy an android hero!

    hehehe. i'm not saying you should buy one. i'm just saying i want too.

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 17:00

    We need a link

    am looking

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:01

    We need a link

    live commenting an irl race?

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 17:01

    live commenting an irl race?

    If you're bailing out of F1 you can always be an IndyCar podcast

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:02

    If you're bailing out of F1 you can always be an IndyCar podcast

    there may already be one of those :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:03

    Ari to name his cabinet this week

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77613

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:03

    If you're bailing out of F1 you can always be an IndyCar podcast

    Even though i used to hate it there is another american racing series which has impressed me massively this evening

  • Janna10/08/2009 at 17:05

    Evening all, just been enjoying the latest offering from Bruno Mantovani.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:07

    Max Papis (sp?) is apparently the mystery f1 driver in the race

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 17:09

    We need a link

    Ah sorry, I found the link and it isn't as 'probable' as I thought it was.

    Usually Curt Cavin is the go-to guy for the 'beneath the surface', 'almost certain but not announced' rumours so I was expecting something a little more solid than this, also because the guy who linked it tends to focus on the more solid rumours. Here's the quote from the link:

    Question: I just saw where AGR might field a fifth car at Sonoma for Frank Montagny. Does he have any money to take Danica's ride if she leaves? (Rex, Port Ludlow, Wash.)

    Answer: He must, although I don't think he has THAT kind of money. He'd certainly be a candidate for 2010 if that team is overhauled.

    Very much a 'maybe' then, but that's more than he was before when he wasn't even being mentioned. At least we now know he's being shopped around the IRL market.

    I'm off for a sec, when I'm back I'll hunt around for where the questioner "saw" the rumour and see if this is just the manager hyping him up...

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:09

    Evening all, just been enjoying the latest offering from Bruno Mantovani.

    :D :D

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:10

    Evening all, just been enjoying the latest offering from Bruno Mantovani.

    I love the way Bruno does what he does

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 17:11

    Evening all, just been enjoying the latest offering from Bruno Mantovani.

    I like the stork.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:11

    Ari to name his cabinet this week

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77613

    I'm not liking what I'm hearing about Ari's campaign not being seen in the paddock as very credible

  • RG10/08/2009 at 17:12

    Evening all, just been enjoying the latest offering from Bruno Mantovani.

    Hearting the well bit. I know I shouldn't, but its true.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:12

    Very much a 'maybe' then, but that's more than he was before when he wasn't even being mentioned. At least we now know he's being shopped around the IRL market.

    I'm off for a sec, when I'm back I'll hunt around for where the questioner "saw" the rumour and see if this is just the manager hyping him up...

    At least he is being discussed for that kind of drive. That has to be good.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:13

    I like the stork.

    Yeah, guess that was Hymie

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 17:15

    Sidepod-Aussie-in-NASCAR update: Marc Ambrose is in the lead at the Glen.

    Hello everyone!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:18

    Yeah, guess that was Hymie

    It was

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 17:24

    Which coffee liqure should I buy. Options on drop.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:25

    Which coffee liqure should I buy. Options on drop.

    Looking now

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:25

    Which coffee liqure should I buy. Options on drop.

    Hazelnut

  • RG10/08/2009 at 17:26

    Which coffee liqure should I buy. Options on drop.

    Russian coffee.

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 17:27

    Which coffee liqure should I buy. Options on drop.

    Go with the Baileys

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:28

    Go with the Baileys

    Only if there's Butterscoth Scnapps to go with it ;)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:30

    He he, Stefano sounds like he's saying Shell Alex :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/stefano-2009-regs-m4v

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:31

    Russian coffee.

    seconded.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:32

    Russian coffee.

    seconded.

    Andronov goes for Vodka, shock!

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:33

    Andronov goes for Vodka, shock!

    :)

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 17:35

    What is the story behind this? I cannot find it in the comments. I hope whoever that is is OK.

    LINK: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:36

    What is the story behind this? I cannot find it in the comments. I hope whoever that is is OK.

    LINK: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00002-jpg

    Kathi's sister fell off of Kathi's bike

    It seems she is relatively ok, not sure about the bike though

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 17:38

    It seems she is relatively ok, not sure about the bike though

    Danke.

    So

    Both Pedalo and Wurz have shown themselves to be great development drivers

    I am rubbish at blogging. I just can't keep up.

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:38

    I am rubbish at blogging. I just can't keep up.

    awwww!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:38

    It seems she is relatively ok, not sure about the bike though

    Kathi said the bike was in better condition than the sister

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:39

    It seems she is relatively ok, not sure about the bike though

    The t-shirt is very appropriate :D

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 17:41

    awwww!

    I know... let the Boston Philharmonic sing me my sympathy.

    Is it just me or this season has some insaine breaks between races?

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 17:43

    Only if there's Butterscoth Scnapps to go with it ;)

    that's very rude for a family site!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 17:43

    that's very rude for a family site!

    ;)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:43

    that's very rude for a family site!

    Why do you think I didn't refer to it by name :D

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 17:44

    Looks like the Russian one is it!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:45

    Looks like the Russian one is it!

    What did you have to eat? Looks nice

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 17:50

    Katherine has just told me about the email n walk application for the iPhone! You can type but superimposed under it is live video from the camera :)

    I need sidepodcast n walk :)

    mr c, one for the list :)

    (Katherine is bitterly regretting telling me)

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 17:51

    Evenin' chaps and chapesses. What's the good word? :P

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:52

    I need sidepodcast n walk :)

    awwwwwwww man!!

  • RG10/08/2009 at 17:52

    Evenin' chaps and chapesses. What's the good word? :P

    Bikes are bad

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:52

    Katherine has just told me about the email n walk application for the iPhone! You can type but superimposed under it is live video from the camera :)

    I read about that, not the ideal angle but still a good idea

    (Katherine is bitterly regretting telling me)

    Figured as much :)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:52

    Hey Scott

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:53

    I need sidepodcast n walk :)

    awwwwwwww man!!

    That list never gets any smaller does it? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 17:53

    Forgive me if this has been brought up already, but about bleedin' time and all...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77613

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:53

    That list never gets any smaller does it? ;)

    not once.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:54

    Forgive me if this has been brought up already, but about bleedin' time and all...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77613

    Steven mentioned it earlier

    Come on Ari!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:55

    That list never gets any smaller does it? ;)

    not once.

    See-through Doohickey is quite specialist though

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 17:55

    Come on Ari!

    ADAC is huge. We already know they hate Max anyway. But then again, it's just one club. We're yet to see just how many he has supporting him compared to Todt. I'm hoping (probably in vain) that it's more.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 17:55

    I need sidepodcast n walk :)

    You need a split screen. One half showing sidepodcast and on showing where you are going

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:56

    See-through Doohickey is quite specialist though

    tis true. yes :)

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:56

    Somone needs to invent an adjustable prism thing with a gavitometer so it always shows what's directly ahead...

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 17:57

    So I have to ask because I a writing a blog post about it. Which one would you take if you were starting a new team: Pedalo or Wurz. I am leaning towards Wurz for some reason. I like his CV a bit better. Besides, you don't have Campos, Force India, and McLaren competing for his signature for a deal.

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:57

    Somone needs to invent an adjustable prism thing with a gavitometer so it always shows what's directly ahead...

    or... doohickey glasses?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:57

    You need a split screen. One half showing sidepodcast and on showing where you are going

    I think the email thing just lays the text over the image, which might make you sick when reading it?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:57

    Why have I only just caught on to Florence + The Machine?

    What a great album

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:57

    So I have to ask because I a writing a blog post about it. Which one would you take if you were starting a new team: Pedalo or Wurz. I am leaning towards Wurz for some reason. I like his CV a bit better. Besides, you don't have Campos, Force India, and McLaren competing for his signature for a deal.

    neither. i'd take nick or rubens.

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 17:57

    So I have to ask because I a writing a blog post about it. Which one would you take if you were starting a new team: Pedalo or Wurz. I am leaning towards Wurz for some reason. I like his CV a bit better. Besides, you don't have Campos, Force India, and McLaren competing for his signature for a deal.

    I'm still drawn to Pedalo.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:58

    or... doohickey glasses?

    haha, its just a matter of time untill the ocuilar implants and we are all borg!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:58

    neither. i'd take nick or rubens.

    Ant

    Was very quick back in the Free Practice, 3rd driver days

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 17:59

    haha, its just a matter of time untill the ocuilar implants and we are all borg!

    Some of us already are

  • me10/08/2009 at 17:59

    Was very quick back in the Free Practice, 3rd driver days

    or him.

    never wurz and certainly not pedalo.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 17:59

    So I have to ask because I a writing a blog post about it. Which one would you take if you were starting a new team: Pedalo or Wurz. I am leaning towards Wurz for some reason. I like his CV a bit better. Besides, you don't have Campos, Force India, and McLaren competing for his signature for a deal.

    neither. i'd take nick or rubens.

    Id go for Ant...

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 17:59

    Franck? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:00

    never wurz and certainly not pedalo.

    Wurz may do better with the longer chassis for next year ;)

  • RG10/08/2009 at 18:00

    neither. i'd take nick or rubens.

    I side with Mr C here.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 18:00

    Coffee evidence on the drop

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:01

    Wurz may do better with the longer chassis for next year ;)

    as i said earlier. he wanted to set up a rival team. and he bottled it when in a williams.

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 18:01

    neither. i'd take nick or rubens.

    I like Nick but I don't see him making that switch unless he has too. He also would be expensive.

    Rubens... I don't know if I trust the guy (Sorry Lou and whoever.) If he is that much off the pace compared to Button, I can't imagine him in a slug of a car next year.

    Franck? ;)

    Id go for Ant...

    Actually, I think both of those guys deserve another chance.

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:01

    Coffee evidence on the drop

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-180

    :P

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:03

    neither. i'd take nick or rubens.

    Ive got a funny fealing Rubens is getting ready to retire, I dont know if he always has, but he seems to be spending a lot of time back and brazil and going on holiday with his kids.

    I think felipe's accident might effect his future more than felipe

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:03

    I like Nick but I don't see him making that switch unless he has too. He also would be expensive.

    He may be cheaper if unemployed

  • RG10/08/2009 at 18:03

    Actually, I think both of those guys deserve another chance.

    Franck does.

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 18:03

    Coffee evidence on the drop

    That reminds me, I should bring in a bottle of liquor for my office drawer next to my celebration scotch and three glasses.

    I need something to go with my morning coffee.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:04

    Rubens... I don't know if I trust the guy (Sorry Lou and whoever.) If he is that much off the pace compared to Button, I can't imagine him in a slug of a car next year.

    Though if his development/feedback skills are that goood...

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:04

    New Bruno Mantovani cartoon of Hungary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5mw9aRVMcw

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:04

    I think felipe's accident might effect his future more than felipe

    ooh. v.interesting.

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 18:04

    He may be cheaper if unemployed

    As the old Japanese saying goes; Samuari might have pride, but they also need to eat.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:04

    I need something to go with my morning coffee.

    That's how it starts ;)

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:05

    Big NASCAR crash

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:05

    Coffee evidence on the drop

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-180

    :P

    Looks like a mini Guinness

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:05

    Big NASCAR crash

    Everyones ok, but it was nasty

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:06

    Everyones ok, but it was nasty

    You got a live feed anywhere?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:06

    You got a live feed anywhere?

    for a small fortune a month on skyplayer :P

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:09

    So I have to ask because I a writing a blog post about it. Which one would you take if you were starting a new team: Pedalo or Wurz. I am leaning towards Wurz for some reason. I like his CV a bit better. Besides, you don't have Campos, Force India, and McLaren competing for his signature for a deal.

    Wurz's problem is his physical size. He comes across better for me and when McLaren had both Wurz was top dog.

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 18:10

    You got a live feed anywhere?

    LINK: http://www.justin.tv/nascarpovvver

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:10

    as i said earlier. he wanted to set up a rival team. and he bottled it when in a williams.

    He was pushed out of Williams because Toyota wanted to give Kaz a run

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:10

    Everyones ok, but it was nasty

    mostly down to poor circuit design, and a tyre barrier bouncing a car back onto the track instead of absorbing the impact

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:11

    I don't rate Ant at all. H would not be on my shopping list at all if I was running any team

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:13

    WOW, that was nasty! Ouch!

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 18:14

    mostly down to poor circuit design, and a tyre barrier bouncing a car back onto the track instead of absorbing the impact

    That the Glen for ya. It's old, nasty, and really needs a lot of work done to it to bring it back to the stature it deserves. It really hasn't been renovated stince they added the outer loop in the 70's.

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 18:14

    Now off to see the play my pretend girlfriend at the young vic with my actual girlfriend ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:14

    Now off to see the play my pretend girlfriend at the young vic with my actual girlfriend ;)

    can we choose where you sit?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:15

    can we choose where you sit?

    :D

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:15

    can we choose where you sit?

    Can we tell you how to behave during the play? That could be fun before you are thrown out.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:16

    can we choose where you sit?

    Waterloo...one of my favourite drinking zones!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:16

    Can we tell you how to behave during the play? That could be fun before you are thrown out.

    Only if he records it

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:16

    Waterloo...one of my favourite drinking zones!

    Under the bridge? :)

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:17

    Only if he records it

    And shouts, "I dont want to hear all this, bla blah bla blah"

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:18

    And shouts, "I dont want to hear all this, bla blah bla blah"

    Should he also blame the theatre's team?

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:19

    Cool, Marcos Ambrose is 3rd :D

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:19

    Under the bridge? :)

    BFI?

    I like the beer garden at the camel and artichoke, young vic has a good bar, and there is anotherone tucked behind the park.

    My communist friend loves the cuban bar, they have good cocktails, but the prices are not socialist!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:20

    My communist friend loves the cuban bar, they have good cocktails, but the prices are not socialist!

    Good spanish restaurant on the South Bank too

    In fact, I love that whole bank-side thing

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:20

    Hatchback NASCAR!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:20

    Hatchback NASCAR!

    Sorry, my printscreen didnt work :(

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 18:23

    The ultimate Sidepodcommunity live streaming experience:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/playground/livestreaming.php

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:25

    The ultimate Sidepodcommunity live streaming experience:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/playground/livestreaming.php

    Multi-channel sidepodcast

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 18:25

    Now off to see the play my pretend girlfriend at the young vic with my actual girlfriend ;)

    sorry the play is called the girlfriend experience - whoops!

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 18:25

    can we choose where you sit?

    no!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:26

    The ultimate Sidepodcommunity live streaming experience:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/playground/livestreaming.php

    "I don't need no V-Power" :)

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:26

    The ultimate Sidepodcommunity live streaming experience:

    This is good, i was having 2nd thoughts about getting this phone, this has alleviated my fears!

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 18:26

    The ultimate Sidepodcommunity live streaming experience:

    You'll have to stream at the same time and do that thing where it's day in one and night in the other!

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:27

    "I don't need no V-Power" :)

    SPC has a Peugeot :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:28

    SPC has a Peugeot :D

    it's lucky franck doesn't drive for audi!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:28

    The ultimate Sidepodcommunity live streaming experience:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/playground/livestreaming.php

    Multi-channel sidepodcast

    Would make for an interesting Panel Show

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:28

    SPC has a Peugeot :D

    With a Cd Playerayerayerayerererererer...

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:29

    it's lucky franck doesn't drive for audi!

    I'm tempted to say a Top Gear-related joke there, but I'd better not to save myself :D

  • RG10/08/2009 at 18:29

    SPC has a Peugeot :D

    And a slow clock.

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:30

    And a slow clock.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:30

    SPC has a Peugeot :D

    And a slow clock.

    Sidepodtime

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:30

    Would make for an interesting Panel Show

    ooooh yes! and giggles on parade lap.

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:31

    I'm tempted to say a Top Gear-related joke there, but I'd better not to save myself :D

    you are welcome to donate towards a better one, sir.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:31

    ooooh yes! and giggles on parade lap.

    Need a Qik App, stat!

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:31

    you are welcome to donate towards a better one, sir.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:31

    you are welcome to donate towards a better one, sir.

    Nice plug :)

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 18:32

    you are welcome to donate towards a better one, sir.

    It wasn't about your car, it was about Audi's. That's all I'll say on that one, lest I lose my head!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:32

    Need a Qik App, stat!

    Do you have a device it works on?

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:33

    It wasn't about your car, it was about Audi's. That's all I'll say on that one, lest I lose my head!

    ahh. i have no idea what on earth you're talking about :)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:34

    Need a Qik App, stat!

    Do you have a device it works on?

    I meant a Qik iPhone App

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:34

    ahh. i have no idea what on earth you're talking about :)

    Tis for the best really

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 18:35

    It wasn't about your car, it was about Audi's. That's all I'll say on that one, lest I lose my head!

    Is it about BMW drivers buying Audis?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:35

    I meant a Qik iPhone App

    Aha

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:35

    Is it about BMW drivers buying Audis?

    Aye, I think it is

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 18:37

    Aye, I think it is

    Then that is all that needs saying :-)

    I am now in comment-catchup mode.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:38

    Wow, nascar just had a cam on a tyre changers helmet and had him commentate the stop!

    Bernie start taking notes!

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 18:39

    it would be mighty harsh (and probably dangerous) to limit a brand new car to a few tests at the end of the season and a few more before the start of the next one.

    I agree and I think the FIA should hold a group test or two for the new teams at a mutually convenient date/location.

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:39

    Wow, nascar just had a cam on a tyre changers helmet and had him commentate the stop!

    what??

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:39

    Wow, nascar just had a cam on a tyre changers helmet and had him commentate the stop!

    Bernie start taking notes!

    Now that's really interesting

    Second that, c'mon Bernie!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:40

    what??

    It was genius, they have to do 5 nuts on each wheel and 2 wheels

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:40

    Second that, c'mon Bernie!

    NASCAR is a one language audience

  • me10/08/2009 at 18:41

    NASCAR is a one language audience

    oooh. damn.

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 18:41

    Do the IRL teams test? Could they jump in with them?

    It's an interesting idea, but unless the IRL teams test on road circuits often (which I doubt), it's not such a feasible idea.

    IRL teams sometimes test at Le Seb Ring (short version) and at a place near Houston in Feb/March, as well as oval tests. I think they have been cutting back too though.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:42

    NASCAR is a one language audience

    but f1 team radio is all in 1 language

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:42

    NASCAR is a one language audience

    but f1 team radio is all in 1 language

    Good point

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:42

    NASCAR is a one language audience

    Plenty of Americans have English as a second language

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 18:43

    But I'm only 29. Surely I can hold on to my youth a bit longer ;)

    We're in this boat together.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:43

    Plenty of Americans have English as a second language

    Zing!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 18:46

    but f1 team radio is all in 1 language

    I think F1 has lost something since all the communication has een in English. I liked it when all the on screen graphics were in the local language

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 18:48

    I think F1 has lost something since all the communication has een in English. I liked it when all the on screen graphics were in the local language

    The directors are much better now though...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 18:55

    Wow, nascar just had a cam on a tyre changers helmet and had him commentate the stop!

    Bernie start taking notes!

    Now that's really interesting

    Second that, c'mon Bernie!

    They've been doing that for years.

    Where do you think all the cool on-screen graphics come from?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 18:59

    Where do you think all the cool on-screen graphics come from?

    Are you saying Bernie doesn't do them track-side on his laptop?

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:00

    Are you saying Bernie doesn't do them track-side on his laptop?

    :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 19:01

    Where do you think all the cool on-screen graphics come from?

    Are you saying Bernie doesn't do them track-side on his laptop?

    Of course not! It's Nelson Piquet in between tweets!

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:01

    There is some bad language in this. So please don't click through if you don't like that kind of thing. But here is an interesting article about the Kindle and ChangeMediaFutureChangeFutureMediaMediaFutureChange

    That's an excellent post. I have a small collection of books and I don't intend to get rid of them. Sometimes you need to decamp yourself from all the screens burning your eyeballs away, and get lost in printed words. These days I do it with Autosport mag, maybe I should decamp from the racing as well...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:01

    Of course not! It's Nelson Piquet in between tweets!

    Oh yeah, of course :)

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:02

    That's an excellent post. I have a small collection of books and I don't intend to get rid of them. Sometimes you need to decamp yourself from all the screens burning your eyeballs away, and get lost in printed words. These days I do it with Autosport mag, maybe I should decamp from the racing as well...

    I think the Kindle would burn your eyes less, as it has no backlight.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:03

    ... Sometimes you need to decamp yourself from all the screens burning your eyeballs away...

    Isn't that what the SPC podcast is for?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 19:06

    On the basis that nothing can possibly go wrong I am going outside for half an hour ish.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:07

    On the basis that nothing can possibly go wrong I am going outside for half an hour ish.

    Is there some one we should call in case you don't come back?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:07

    ... Sometimes you need to decamp yourself from all the screens burning your eyeballs away...

    Isn't that what the SPC podcast is for?

    Is their a print version of doohickey on the list?

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:07

    I think the Kindle would burn your eyes less, as it has no backlight.

    Perhaps. Sometimes I like turning pages instead of scrolling... until my hands get inky or I lose my place.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:07

    Is their a print version of doohickey on the list?

    SPC for Kindle :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 19:07

    Is there some one we should call in case you don't come back?

    I have my phone so call me.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:07

    I have my phone so call me.

    OK

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:08

    Is their a print version of doohickey on the list?

    yes:

    ctrl+p

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:09

    Perhaps. Sometimes I like turning pages instead of scrolling... until my hands get inky or I lose my place.

    I can understand people being sentimental about books. For me, I have a stack of books on my shelves that are just gathering dust. I haven't looked at them in at least six months.

    If I had a Kindle, I would carry it with me, and I would read more. Therefore, to me, it is worth the money.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:09

    ctrl+p

    :P

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:09

    ctrl+p

    I can't get the auto refresh to work :(

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:10

    I can't get the auto refresh to work :(

    paper = fail?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:10

    paper = fail?

    Vrety much so :lol:

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:10

    with all due respect, you're nuts running php on windows.

    This might why when I had the stats site back along (I mentioned it a few weeks ago), I never really got my head around php locally and found myself uploading to the online server which was running Linux just to see if things worked.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:10

    *very

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:10

    I can't get the auto refresh to work :(

    what happens if you write in a comment. does anyone reply?

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:11

    This might why when I had the stats site back along...

    oops... "this might be why...."

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:11

    what happens if you write in a comment. does anyone reply?

    Only the other half of my split personality

    Maybe I should try leaving it on the train

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:11

    I can understand people being sentimental about books. For me, I have a stack of books on my shelves that are just gathering dust. I haven't looked at them in at least six months.

    I love my books, i nomaly have several on the go at once... I have different ones for different times, i normaly have a small paperback i can fit in my pocket for the train and a hardback on my bedside table...

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:12

    I can understand people being sentimental about books. For me, I have a stack of books on my shelves that are just gathering dust. I haven't looked at them in at least six months.

    Me too. Don't see to have the time.

    If I had a Kindle, I would carry it with me, and I would read more. Therefore, to me, it is worth the money.

    Which is fine.. I still don't think I'd have the time, and I know I don't have the money.

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:12

    my spelling has gone to pot today!

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:12

    This might why when I had the stats site back along (I mentioned it a few weeks ago), I never really got my head around php locally and found myself uploading to the online server which was running Linux just to see if things worked.

    yup. i'll say this carefully, cause i do want to annoy ya...

    you needed a machine running some flavour of unix/linux. there are many choices available, but i won't force any particular manufacturer on you.

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:13

    Maybe I should try leaving it on the train

    :P

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:13

    I love my books, i nomaly have several on the go at once... I have different ones for different times, i normaly have a small paperback i can fit in my pocket for the train and a hardback on my bedside table...

    What if you wanted to read the hardback on the train?

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:14

    you needed a machine running some flavour of unix/linux.

    I did. Those days are sadly over now. Sometimes I wish I'd stuck with it.

    I'll just back away from the other comment..

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:14

    Maybe I should try leaving it on the train

    where does the train go? Is there another SPCr at the other end?

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:14

    I did. Those days are sadly over now. Sometimes I wish I'd stuck with it.

    I'll just back away from the other comment..

    ;)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:15

    where does the train go? Is there another SPCr at the other end?

    No, it'd probably be just in my carriage

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:16

    What if you wanted to read the hardback on the train?

    I havent had that problem, i have 3 on the go untill that pits book arrives, only 1 hardback, so have lots of options...

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:17

    I havent had that problem, i have 3 on the go untill that pits book arrives, only 1 hardback, so have lots of options...

    Interesting.

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:20

    NASCAR saying they have 3 drivers in the field with F1 experience. That would be Montoya, Speed, and... that's it, right? Are they actually counting Jeff Gordon and that 1 test he had with Williams?

    Max Papis

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 19:20

    Last night's RDTCC test race is up on Youtube! :D I'm in the Volvo :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1krNZaJMc4

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:20

    I havent had that problem, i have 3 on the go untill that pits book arrives, only 1 hardback, so have lots of options...

    Interesting.

    the other thing about kindle is that it's instant. nick just said "until that book arrives".

    on friday night we wanted to watch planes, trains and automobiles. we decided that because it came up in the comments, and we instantly downloaded it and started watching it there and then.

    ordering stuff and waiting seems a bit pointless to me these days.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:21

    ordering stuff and waiting seems a bit pointless to me these days.

    Plus, we have already established you are the MTV generation.

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:21

    Plus, we have already established you are the MTV generation.

    tis true.

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 19:21

    Plus, we have already established you are the MTV generation.

    We're the Sidepodgeneration ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:22

    We're the Sidepodgeneration ;)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:23

    Plus, we have already established you are the MTV generation.

    Best MTV ad ever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV-io9kX9X0

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:23

    ordering stuff and waiting seems a bit pointless to me these days.

    :D'

    I have to wait a week for my HTC Hero... its annoying, i keep having buyers remorse

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:24

    Isn't Villeneuve racing?

    He didn't have enough sponsorship to make it to Cup.

    I think he'll be in the Nationwide Series car for the Montreal race.

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:24

    I have to wait a week for my HTC Hero... its annoying, i keep having buyers remorse

    haha. have you created a qik account yet?

  • RG10/08/2009 at 19:25

    We're the Sidepodgeneration ;)

    People like to comment here (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    Just because we dont encourage the outside (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    Doesn't it look quite bad out there? (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    I hope to watch F1 before I get bored (we are the sidepodgeneration)

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:25

    People like to comment here (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    Just because we dont encourage the outside (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    Doesn't it look quite bad out there? (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    I hope to watch F1 before I get bored (we are the sidepodgeneration)

    you.have.to.sing.that!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:25

    haha. have you created a qik account yet?

    not yet, i will wait untill i actualy get the phone... i still have a few days to change my mind...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:26

    you.have.to.sing.that!

    Agreed

  • lou10/08/2009 at 19:26

    evening :)

  • RG10/08/2009 at 19:26

    you.have.to.sing.that!

    I make too many promises.

    Oh shoot, sidepodradio

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:27

    not yet, i will wait untill i actualy get the phone... i still have a few days to change my mind...

    Distance Seliing laws also allow you 14 days to change your mind once received

    [And get an iPhone]

    Nah, I'm sure it'll be great

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:27

    evening :)

    Hey Lou

  • RG10/08/2009 at 19:28

    evening :)

    Hullo

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:28

    evening :)

    yo!

    ooops, mtv got me.

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 19:29

    yo!

    Mr C still knows how to be down with the kids.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 19:30

    ooops, mtv got me.

    hehe :)

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:30

    Mr C still knows how to be down with the kids.

    Oh lord.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:30

    Distance Seliing laws also allow you 14 days to change your mind once received

    [And get an iPhone]

    If apple sold them with no locks on amaon i might consider one...

    I just have to keep watching this video

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:31

    Mr C still knows how to be down with the kids.

    Mr C on the wheels of steel, coding like a mofo

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:31

    If apple sold them with no locks on amaon i might consider one...

    amazon

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 19:31

    Mr C on the wheels of steel, coding like a mofo

    Chamone, sidepodbrothers.

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:32

    Mr C on the wheels of steel, coding like a mofo

    :D :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:32

    I just have to keep watching this video

    that looks lovely!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:34

    that looks lovely!

    I like the flash suport on webpages... with that i can argue its basicly all i need from a netbook...

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:35

    I like the flash suport on webpages... with that i can argue its basicly all i need from a netbook...

    true, except for the moment i'm guessing it's flash lite, rather than full flash?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:37

    true, except for the moment i'm guessing it's flash lite, rather than full flash?

    I am not sure. MrFlashMan just said Flash

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:39

    I like the flash suport on webpages... with that i can argue its basicly all i need from a netbook...

    Well that beats the iPhone hands down on that front

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:39

    I keep getting emails from Facebook telling me I've requested to reset my password - except, I haven't.

    Usually I disregard them because when you mouseover the link, the actual link doesn't match the one in the text. This time it does match so I'm wondering if it is genuine..

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:39

    I am not sure. MrFlashMan just said Flash

    oh, he said 80% of flash

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:40

    I keep getting emails from Facebook telling me I've requested to reset my password - except, I haven't.

    Usually I disregard them because when you mouseover the link, the actual link doesn't match the one in the text. This time it does match so I'm wondering if it is genuine..

    I'd log into facebook and change your password...

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:41

    oh, he said 80% of flash

    yeah, arrington's site says:

    "The HTC Hero phone will come with Flash Lite 3.1, which means it’ll be able to cope with anything written with ActionScript 2.0"

    not sure our videos will play on flash lite. however, it is only temporary with full flash coming soonish.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:41

    I keep getting emails from Facebook telling me I've requested to reset my password - except, I haven't.

    Usually I disregard them because when you mouseover the link, the actual link doesn't match the one in the text. This time it does match so I'm wondering if it is genuine..

    Sounds phishy

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 19:42

    I'd log into facebook and change your password...

    I was thinking the same. Was just hunting their support section to see if was a known issue.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 19:43

    not sure our videos will play on flash lite. however, it is only temporary with full flash coming soonish.

    will you be streamin on qik from now on?

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:43

    I wish I had a breaking news jingle... although this is the wrong site again, really.

    http://mashable.com/2009/08/10/facebook-acquires-friendfeed/

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:44

    will you be streamin on qik from now on?

    no. not live shows, we have bigger plans for that using our own streaming server.

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:44

    I wish I had a breaking news jingle... although this is the wrong site again, really.

    http://mashable.com/2009/08/10/facebook-acquires-friendfeed/

    "FriendFeed.com will continue to operate normally for the time being. We’re still figuring out our longer-term plans for the product with the Facebook team"

    nooooo!!

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:45

    nooooo!!

    It makes no sense! Facebook is allergic to RSS!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:45

    "FriendFeed.com will continue to operate normally for the time being. We’re still figuring out our longer-term plans for the product with the Facebook team"

    FriendFace BookFeed

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:46

    It makes no sense! Facebook is allergic to RSS!

    Cos you don't see that ads that way

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:46

    It makes no sense! Facebook is allergic to RSS!

    i love friendfeed.

    they'll ruin it with pesky questions about favourite films and what kind of chocolate bar am i?

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 19:48

    Cos you don't see that ads that way

    I see plenty of ads via RSS. Facebook is just stoopid.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:49

    they'll ruin it with pesky questions about favourite films and what kind of chocolate bar am i?

    That's why I got bored of it too

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 19:54

    are usf1 bound by the 2009 testing regs? i get confused.

    i would assume it’s a free-for-all until we get to jan 1st? {Comment #85}

    USF1 became bound to all the regulations, including the 2009 ones, the moment its application for 2010 was accepted. As such, it is bound by the same testing restriction as anybody else. However, it does still have all eight straight-line/constant-radius tests available to it, so it could do somewhat more intensive testing than other teams in that regard.

    Any team which is vying for the seat currently held by BMW can test as much as it likes unless and until it wins that seat.

    It's definitely not a free-for-all for the teams that are accepted though. Apart from eight straight-line/constant-radius tests, the teams only get three "rookie" test days (at least Michael Schumacher won't be a "rookie" this time round!) in November and December. The free-for-all only begins on January 1st, and even then there's a 15,000km limit.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:56

    Woah, check out Nick Heidfeld's... err... dancing?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 19:57

    I am back from outside. Didn't get my feet wet in the woods or fall off someone else's bike.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 19:57

    Woah, check out Nick Heidfeld's... err... dancing?

    Is he celebrating BMW leaving?

  • me10/08/2009 at 19:57

    I am back from outside. Didn't get my feet wet in the woods or fall off someone else's bike.

    you had us all worried.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 19:58

    Is he celebrating BMW leaving?

    Maybe he only heard the good part of the good news/bad news story

    "Hey Nick, Robert's not driving for the team next year..."

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 19:59

    Woah, check out Nick Heidfeld's... err... dancing?

    With the beard and those moves, it looks like he should be a Kentucky blue grass dance off.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:00

    "Hey Nick, Robert's not driving for the team next year..."

    Haha

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 20:06

    Hello, everyone. When the top F1 headline of the day so far involves space tourists, you KNOW it’s a quiet day. {Comment #22}

    Has this one got any more foundation than the Hamilton version of the headline last year?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:09

    I am back from outside. Didn't get my feet wet in the woods or fall off someone else's bike.

    you had us all worried.

    I went for a run earlier! That's completely outside!

  • me10/08/2009 at 20:12

    I went for a run earlier! That's completely outside!

    treasure hunt?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:12

    Hello, everyone. When the top F1 headline of the day so far involves space tourists, you KNOW it’s a quiet day. {Comment #22}

    What is the story? I went looking for it earlier then forgot.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:13

    I went for a run earlier! That's completely outside!

    I thought about going outside. Does that count?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:15

    I went for a run earlier! That's completely outside!

    treasure hunt?

    Unless you count dog poo as treasure, no. I'm training for a 5km run in a month's time...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:15

    Hello, everyone. When the top F1 headline of the day so far involves space tourists, you KNOW it’s a quiet day. {Comment #22}

    What is the story? I went looking for it earlier then forgot.

    Do you remember that joke we made on the sidepodpanel about firing Bernie and Flav into space? Turns out they really do want to go up there!

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 20:16

    Do you remember that joke we made on the sidepodpanel about firing Bernie and Flav into space? Turns out they really do want to go up there!

    How can two heads that big fit into one tin can?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:17

    Do you remember that joke we made on the sidepodpanel about firing Bernie and Flav into space? Turns out they really do want to go up there!

    Too many F1 insiders around this place, how are we supposed to be mean about them if they're all here

  • me10/08/2009 at 20:17

    Too many F1 insiders around this place, how are we supposed to be mean about them if they're all here

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:20

    Does anyone have a copy of the Now Show from 31st July?

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 20:21

    #GMM: Flavio and Bernie will be shot into space as part of the madien flight for Virgin Space venture. It is reported that Sir Richard Bronson will forget that they are up when Max Molsey comes over to lecture Sir Branson that he has violated the 2010 testing regulations with too many test flights.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:21

    Does anyone have a copy of the Now Show from 31st July?

    probably

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 20:21

    Does anyone have a copy of the Now Show from 31st July?

    Yup.

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 20:22

    Good evening all :)

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 20:23

    #GMM: Flavio and Bernie will be shot into space as part of the madien flight for Virgin Space venture. It is reported that Sir Richard Bronson will forget that they are up when Max Molsey comes over to lecture Sir Branson that he has violated the 2010 testing regulations with too many test flights.

    Sorry, Branson not Bronson.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 20:23

    Good evening all :)

    Lukeh! Did you steal any cute animals for me?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:24

    Does anyone have a copy of the Now Show from 31st July?

    Yup.

    Any chance you could dropio it for me? pleeease? I missed it because I went on holiday and the BBC have that silly 7-day policy on availability :(

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:25

    How can two heads that big fit into one tin can?

    Hydraulic ram

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 20:25

    Lukeh! Did you steal any cute animals for me?

    Sadly no :( they had these things called cages that stopped me from doing so. Blasted cages.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:25

    Can I just say, Mars Ice Cream was such a wonderful idea

  • Alex Andronov10/08/2009 at 20:26

    The play was fantastic. Very graphic of course - but in the context it seemed quite tame. But excellent. It had a really interesting technique in it. All of the play was based on recordings from real people. All of the actors were wearing headphones throughout and could hear the original words in their ears. Very interesting and well done.

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 20:26

    Sadly no :( they had these things called cages that stopped me from doing so. Blasted cages.

    Damn it. It's almost as though they expect it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:26

    Can I just say, Mars Ice Cream was such a wonderful idea

    What about Snickers and Crunchie?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:27

    All of the play was based on recordings from real people. All of the actors were wearing headphones throughout and could hear the original words in their ears. Very interesting and well done.

    Now that does sound intriguing

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:28

    What about Snickers and Crunchie?

    Snickers, No

    Crunchie, yes

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:29

    What about Snickers and Crunchie?

    Snickers, No

    Crunchie, yes

    OI! SNICKERS! NOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:29

    OI! SNICKERS! NOOOOOOOOOO!

    Exactly

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 20:30

    What about Snickers and Crunchie?

    The Snickers one is excellent, haven't tried Mars or Crunchie.

  • Dan Brunell10/08/2009 at 20:31

    What about Snickers and Crunchie?

    The Snickers one is excellent, haven't tried Mars or Crunchie.

    Stop...You guys are making me want ice cream...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:31

    The Snickers one is excellent, haven't tried Mars or Crunchie.

    I only like Yorkie with nuts in. Other chocolate/nut combinations don't really do it for me

    Don't know why

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:32

    Cheers Christine! Much appreciated!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:35

    I only like Yorkie with nuts in. Other chocolate/nut combinations don't really do it for me

    Don't know why

    Because chocolate is about as perfect as possible and putting nuts in chocolate is like putting gravel in custard

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:36

    AS YOU GO ALONG!

    ooppss.. i didn't know of this. i would have sent a few pics in otherwise... well i say would have, i need to sort out email on my phone.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:36

    Because chocolate is about as perfect as possible and putting nuts in chocolate is like putting gravel in custard

    What about caramel? That works

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 20:36

    Because chocolate is about as perfect as possible and putting nuts in chocolate is like putting gravel in custard

    Hot gravel or cold? :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:36

    All of the play was based on recordings from real people. All of the actors were wearing headphones throughout and could hear the original words in their ears. Very interesting and well done.

    What play is this?

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 20:36

    ooppss.. i didn't know of this. i would have sent a few pics in otherwise... well i say would have, i need to sort out email on my phone.

    Plus we were too busy hunting down the infamous red panda!

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:37

    Sadly no :( they had these things called cages that stopped me from doing so. Blasted cages.

    cages are goooood. i would have walked away with a Lemur, otter and a baby meerkat otherwise..

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:38

    Plus we were too busy hunting down the infamous red panda!

    that too.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:38

    What play is this?

    Alex went to see The Girlfriend Experience

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:38

    cages are goooood. i would have walked away with a Lemur, otter and a baby meerkat otherwise..

    Did you compare the meerkats?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:38

    What about caramel? That works

    It's still not better than choclate

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:39

    Did you compare the meerkats?

    haha, no.. but we did watch them for ages.... lol

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:40

    Anyone been to Monkey World? It's fab!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:40

    What about caramel? That works

    It's still not better than choclate

    Nothing beats Tiramisu!

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:40

    Anyone been to Monkey World? It's fab!

    are there Lemurs?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:40

    cages are goooood. i would have walked away with a Lemur, otter and a baby meerkat otherwise..

    You would think if they wanted to raise money to protect animals in the wild they would sell some of the cute little ones.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:40

    Did you compare the meerkats?

    I love that site. I can't believe they actually did it.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:40

    Nothing beats Tiramisu!

    They never have that in the newsagents nor the vending machine at work

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:41

    Nothing beats Tiramisu!

    Profiteroles

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:41

    Nothing beats Tiramisu!

    That is the most horrible, hateful, murderous thing ever.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:41

    You would think if they wanted to raise money to protect animals in the wild they would sell some of the cute little ones.

    i know! i'm now very much in favour of a sidepodzoo... as long as there are Lemurs.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:41

    That is the most horrible, hateful, murderous thing ever.

    Blasphemer!

  • me10/08/2009 at 20:41

    That is the most horrible, hateful, murderous thing ever.

    Blasphemer!

    :D

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:42

    Blasphemer!

    And I've had it in Italy.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:42

    Anyone been to Monkey World? It's fab!

    are there Lemurs?

    Yup

    WAREHAM, DORSET by the way

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 20:43

    There is a new thing in Britain where the drinking age is 18 called “think 25?. Which they are supposed to ID you if you look under 25. I’m not that far over 25!!! And yet I haven’t been IDd once! the cheek of it ;) {Comment #99}

    I got IDd 18 months ago when buying a pair of scissors. The scissors were the cheapest ones in the shop and I was in a hurry to use them to make a card to be posted within the hour. It was a bit awkward because the only proof of age I had on me was a student card (and the rules are such that the pass I had wasn't considered strictly binding - the university didn't have to ask for proof before placing the date on the ID). After the shop manager was called in and a five-minute discussion ensued, I was allowed to buy the scissors in the end because the normal minimum age for buying scissors in the UK is 16 and my card showed I was 20.

    The kicker? The scissors had the label "Suitable for age 3+" on them. They were, after all, a pair of designated children's scissors. Such a pair of scissors can legally be bought in the UK by anyone of the indicated age...

    Had I really been less than 3, I don't think there would have been a five-minute debate on whether I should be sold the scissors - they'd have made an announcement along the lines of, "Would the parent or guardian of a lost two-year-old girl please come and collect her from the counter?" I haven't felt so belittled for over a decade...

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:43

    i know! i'm now very much in favour of a sidepodzoo... as long as there are Lemurs.

    You realise that means we are now on to the third one. First one has animals begining with P. The next one has animals begining with G. Now you want one with animals begining with L. Three zoos and still no meerkats

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:43

    Yup

    WAREHAM, DORSET by the way

    Dorset! that's ages away... do they sell the lemurs/ let you look after them?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:44

    You realise that means we are now on to the third one. First one has animals begining with P. The next one has animals begining with G. Now you want one with animals begining with L. Three zoos and still no meerkats

    does that mean we get to have lions and stuff in the third one?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:44

    Dorset! that's ages away... do they sell the lemurs/ let you look after them?

    When you pass your test, you can drive there

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:45

    Dorset! that's ages away... do they sell the lemurs/ let you look after them?

    It's so worth it for the Orangutans

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:45

    When you pass your test, you can drive there

    i know... but there are Lemurs near folkstone too..that's much closer :D

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:45

    does that mean we get to have lions and stuff in the third one?

    Yes but we will need to keep them away from the lemurs

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:46

    It's so worth it for the Orangutans

    but i like lemurs! :P

    seriously... if i ever go to Dorset or around there i'll definitely go for a visit.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:46

    Yes but we will need to keep them away from the lemurs

    that okay the lemurs can stay at my house :P

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:47

    i know... but there are Lemurs near folkstone too..that's much closer :D

    But do they have Capuchins?

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 20:48

    Dorset! that's ages away... do they sell the lemurs/ let you look after them?

    Nah it isn't, it's only up the road.

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 20:48

    Lemurs, otters and meerkats, oh my!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/100-2083-jpg

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/100-2083-jpg

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/100-2113-jpg

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/100-2115-jpg

    Although I'll upload the proper stuff later on flickr :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:49

    Blasphemer!

    And I've had it in Italy.

    I don't care if Monica Bellucci made it for you - you ain't getting a Christmas Card from me now. Ever!

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 20:49

    Dorset! that's ages away... do they sell the lemurs/ let you look after them?

    When you pass your test, you can drive there

    You can go to the tank museum too...

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 20:50

    Have i mentioned i want a pet capybara?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:50

    There is a new thing in Britain where the drinking age is 18 called “think 25?. Which they are supposed to ID you if you look under 25. I’m not that far over 25!!! And yet I haven’t been IDd once! the cheek of it ;) {Comment #99}

    I got IDd 18 months ago when buying a pair of scissors. ...

    I got carded in Phoenix trying to get into a bar - I'm 37!

    To make it worse, when we got in, they had stoppped serving alcohol half an hour ago!

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:50

    I don't care if Monica Bellucci made it for you - you ain't getting a Christmas Card from me now. Ever!

    I'm defending all my decisions to say Tiramisu is awful. Why. Becaue it is.

  • me10/08/2009 at 20:50

    I'm defending all my decisions to say Tiramisu is awful. Why. Becaue it is.

    awful is a bit harsh. it is posh though.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:51

    I don't care if Monica Bellucci made it for you - you ain't getting a Christmas Card from me now. Ever!

    If Monica Bellucci made me Tiramisu, I wouldn't be complaining about a thing.

    Nothing

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:51

    Lemurs, otters and meerkats, oh my!

    I went to a Safari park like Christine did lately and I kept singing this song

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:51

    But do they have Capuchins?

    capawhatnow?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:52

    I'm defending all my decisions to say Tiramisu is awful. Why. Becaue it is.

    awful is a bit harsh. it is posh though.

    When you have it at a restaurant homemade it's fantastic!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 20:52

    I got carded in Phoenix trying to get into a bar - I'm 37!

    I leaned a lot about corona from some mexican horsemen in phoenix.

    They drink it very slowley all day, the lime doesnt get pushed in it keeps the flies off the rim

    they also put a tiny amount of salt in before eash swig to fizz it up

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:52

    When you have it at a restaurant homemade it's fantastic!

    I differ from that statement.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:53

    But do they have Capuchins?

    capawhatnow?

    Near the bottom of the page

    http://www.monkeyworld.co.uk/topic.php?TopicID=28&Template=standard#

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:54

    When you have it at a restaurant homemade it's fantastic!

    I differ from that statement.

    Whyzat? You can't hate the Tiramisu without a reason!

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:54

    You realise that means we are now on to the third one. First one has animals begining with P. The next one has animals begining with G. Now you want one with animals begining with L. Three zoos and still no meerkats

    does that mean the second zoo has giraffes?? :D

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:55

    I leaned a lot about corona from some mexican horsemen in phoenix.

    I was drinking with a Mexican too

    I suppose there are more than a few in Arizona

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:55

    But do they have Capuchins?

    And some of them are Amy's

  • lou10/08/2009 at 20:55

    Near the bottom of the page

    http://www.monkeyworld.co.uk/topic.php?TopicID=28&Template=standard#

    aww! not as cute as lemurs though :P

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:55

    aww! not as cute as lemurs though :P

    Wait till you see a baby Orang

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:56

    does that mean the second zoo has giraffes?? :D

    You haven't read Christine's blog post. Giraffe's were the reason for the second zoo. And giant pandas

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 20:56

    Wait till you see a baby Orang

    Uber cute little ginger fellas

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:56

    Whyzat? You can't hate the Tiramisu without a reason!

    Too many reasons, probably mainly all the coffee/cocoa whatever

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 20:56

    aww! not as cute as lemurs though :P

    I can't see a lemur without thinking about John Cleese

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)10/08/2009 at 20:58

    Whyzat? You can't hate the Tiramisu without a reason!

    Too many reasons, probably mainly all the coffee/cocoa whatever

    But it goes together like Cheese and Baghdad! And you get to annoy your wife when you eat it by singing that!

  • RG10/08/2009 at 20:59

    But it goes together like Cheese and Baghdad! And you get to annoy your wife when you eat it by singing that!

    I don't have a wife/brother/sister to annoy so no point.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:01

    I don't have a wife/brother/sister to annoy so no point.

    I'm sure your parents would find it equally as irritating

    When you do, don't forget to drop.io it

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:02

    hi all

  • RG10/08/2009 at 21:02

    When you do, don't forget to drop.io it

    I have too many things to dropio at the moment.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:02

    I have too many things to dropio at the moment.

    Put it on the list ;)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:03

    hi all

    Good evening/afternoon sir

  • RG10/08/2009 at 21:03

    Put it on the list ;)

    Will do.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:03

    Hi Guille

  • RG10/08/2009 at 21:03

    Hello guille

  • lou10/08/2009 at 21:05

    You haven't read Christine's blog post. Giraffe's were the reason for the second zoo. And giant pandas

    there is a blog post on the sidepodzoos?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 21:06

    hi all

    hey guille

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 21:06

    there is a blog post on the sidepodzoos?

    No, but I might have to do that!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:06

    there is a blog post on the sidepodzoos?

    Is it on smarter than your average?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:08

    there is a blog post on the sidepodzoos?

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2009/08/03/walk-with-the-animals-well-drive-actually/

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:08

    hi all

    guille, before you even think about moving. where do you sit on the great tiramisu debate... heaven or hatred (there appears to be no inbetween)?

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:08

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/100-2113-jpg

    it reminds me too much to one of Madagascar's lemurs. :-)

    it's been more than 5 years from my last visit to a zoo (not counting the poor bear at Bern...) :-(

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:11

    guille, before you even think about moving. where do you sit on the great tiramisu debate... heaven or hatred (there appears to be no inbetween)?

    oh, can't I seat in the middle? I can excuse myself due to my lack of experience: I must have eaten tiramisu two or three times in my life, and I don't even remember what it taste like...

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:11

    oh, can't I seat in the middle? I can excuse myself due to my lack of experience: I must have eaten tiramisu two or three times in my life, and I don't even remember what it taste like...

    that good eh? cheers ;)

  • RG10/08/2009 at 21:11

    oh, can't I seat in the middle? I can excuse myself due to my lack of experience: I must have eaten tiramisu two or three times in my life, and I don't even remember what it taste like...

    I take that as a good viewpoint.

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:13

    that good eh? cheers

    well, yes. you can take that as 'is not good enough to leave a mark in my memory' ;-)

  • lou10/08/2009 at 21:16

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2009/08/03/walk-with-the-animals-well-drive-actually/

    i have read this... i wasn't behind... (phew) but there were no comments when i read it, so i missed the thing about the second park.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:17

    i have read this... i wasn't behind... (phew) but there were no comments when i read it, so i missed the thing about the second park.

    If only Mr C could come up with something like that when he is behind with Christine's blog

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:17

    If only Mr C could come up with something like that when he is behind with Christine's blog

    *runs*

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 21:21

    NASCAR has become a trending topic in Twitter. What gives?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 21:22

    If only Mr C could come up with something like that when he is behind with Christine's blog

    i'm not behind! (no unless she has a post today then yes i am behind)... i hadn't seen the comments...

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:23

    NASCAR has become a trending topic in Twitter. What gives?

    They give their fans more than a live timing screen designed in 1988?

  • Christine10/08/2009 at 21:24

    i'm not behind! (no unless she has a post today then yes i am behind)... i hadn't seen the comments...

    I don't know when I became such an ogre about my blog? It's only Mr C that is supposed to keep up.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:25

    I don't know when I became such an ogre about my blog? It's only Mr C that is supposed to keep up.

    You mean there isnt a list of who has commented and who hast?

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:25

    NASCAR has become a trending topic in Twitter. What gives?

    we like to not follow the main trends, we are free thinkers ;-)

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 21:25

    why do i get the impression heidfeld has always looked over 25? {Comment #105}

    Must be making up for the Prost/Sauber years when he was 23 and looked about 17...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:25

    They give their fans more than a live timing screen designed in 1988?

    Teletext is more reliable in a storm than F1's live timing

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:26

    They give their fans more than a live timing screen designed in 1988?

    no, probably are the free videos over which you can discuss once the race is over...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:29

    no, probably are the free videos over which you can discuss once the race is over...

    I reckon it's for the quality and frequency of the adverts ;)

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:31

    I reckon it's for the quality and frequency of the adverts

    that, and the quality of the chat during cautions...

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 21:35

    But a book about Horses on your Kindle? {Comment #207}

    Maybe - but the horse-lovers I know are mostly technophobes (Mum's considered a technical whizz because she has computerised accounts and can browse the internet on her own) and would never buy it in that format. They would insist on a book they could read while in the stable waiting for their horse to finish its tea without worrying about whether they'll run out of battery or something.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 21:40

    well, i was thinking that, but then, what’s inconvenient about 1 Kindle that automatically updates itself every day, or even more often than that? less paper wasted, and more room for customized news. not to mention that you’ll only need to get 1 Kindle. {Comment #216}

    The annoying thing is that as far as I'm concerned, an acceptable version of the Kindle already exists and publishers simply aren't using it. It's called Acrobat Reader Mobile and I have a version of it on my PDA for reading FIA regulations and free e-books (for some reason paid e-books don't tend to appear in that format).

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:44

    well, i was thinking that, but then, what’s inconvenient about 1 Kindle that automatically updates itself every day, or even more often than that? less paper wasted, and more room for customized news. not to mention that you’ll only need to get 1 Kindle. {Comment #216}

    They always had more than one on star trek!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:46

    They always had more than one on star trek!

    Especially in sick bay :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:46

    It's called Acrobat Reader Mobile and I have a version of it on my PDA for reading FIA regulations and free e-books (for some reason paid e-books don't tend to appear in that format).

    pda's are too small and consume too much battery. you need a dedicated device with an optimised screen and good feel in order to be comfortable.

    the file format of the text is largely irrelevant.

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:47

    They always had more than one on star trek!

    but theirs are high resolution, full color, multimedia and totally interactive...

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:48

    Especially in sick bay :)

    I was thinking of Sisko's desk :P

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:49

    but theirs are high resolution, full color, multimedia and totally interactive...

    Somone needs to make one of those.

    Lets see how the app store competes with LCARS :P

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:50

    I was thinking of Sisko's desk :P

    DS9 is not proper Star Trek

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:50

    Somone needs to make one of those.

    There is a guy in England who's house is done up like the inside of a star ship

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:51

    Never heard of tweetreel before http://tweetreel.com/?t6kns

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:51

    DS9 is not proper Star Trek

    It is the best!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:51

    It is the best!

    It's called Star Trek not planet parking

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:52

    Never heard of tweetreel before http://tweetreel.com/?t6kns

    ahh, twitpic for videos. me likey.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:53

    DS9 is not proper Star Trek

    Season 4 onwards when Worf joined was awesome

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:53

    It's called Star Trek not planet parking

    The had runabouts and a badass warship, what more do you need! :D

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:53

    It's called Star Trek not planet parking

    but they crossed the wormhole once! ;-)

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 21:53

    Yep. As soon as they enter the rules apply unless of course they can borrow a 2008 car then they can do whatever they like going by Ferrari {Comment #260}

    That wouldn't work for USF1. What Ferrari did was get a third party involved.

    Perhaps USF1 could get the Speed Channel to organise and pay for a test of their cars in return for exclusive coverage of said test?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:54

    ahh, twitpic for videos. me likey.

    I thought you might

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 21:54

    Perhaps USF1 could get the Speed Channel to organise and pay for a test of their cars in return for exclusive coverage of said test?

    A televised test session? I like it!

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 21:54

    Unbelievable. F1.com doesn't even have a search function.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:54

    Perhaps USF1 could get the Speed Channel to organise and pay for a test of their cars in return for exclusive coverage of said test?

    Arent they going to have their own jet and a european base at a spanish circuit to test at?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:55

    The had runabouts and a badass warship, what more do you need! :D

    Eventually they gave them a star ship when they figured out that the whole point of Star Trek is to go out and explore not sit in one place and pretend to be a UN peacekeeping force.

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 21:56

    Arent they going to have their own jet and a european base at a spanish circuit to test at?

    They already have their Euro base, don't they?

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:56

    Season 4 onwards when Worf joined was awesome

    I need some star trek on DVD... TV stopped showing it here maybe 10 years ago, and by then they where only repeating The Next Generation :-(

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:56

    but they crossed the wormhole once! ;-)

    Once. Most of the time they never left the station

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:56

    They already have their Euro base, don't they?

    they do? where?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 21:57

    Eventually they gave them a star ship when they figured out that the whole point of Star Trek is to go out and explore not sit in one place and pretend to be a UN peacekeeping force.

    They had politics, they had enterprising ferengi, they had bat'leth fights, and they had a massive war!

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 21:57

    they do? where?

    I meant their Spanish base, they already have it up and running, don't they?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:58

    I need some star trek on DVD... TV stopped showing it here maybe 10 years ago, and by then they where only repeating The Next Generation :-(

    Skip Voyager

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 21:58

    They already have their Euro base, don't they?

    Initially there was talk of using Epsilon Euskadi as the european base but that has to be unlikely nw.

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 21:58

    I need some star trek on DVD... TV stopped showing it here maybe 10 years ago, and by then they where only repeating The Next Generation

    not that I don't like it, but after two or three times you've seen the same episode you need to see something new.

    (BTW, thanks to the 'one week is all you get in this small cinema at the end of the world' policy, I missed the last movie...)

  • me10/08/2009 at 21:58

    I meant their Spanish base, they already have it up and running, don't they?

    that's what i meant. if they have one, where is it?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 21:59

    (BTW, thanks to the 'one week is all you get in this small cinema at the end of the world' policy, I missed the last movie...)

    Very worth a DVD rental or purchase

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 21:59

    that's what i meant. if they have one, where is it?

    It'll be in Spain. Ideal really, considering the testing venues there, and Portimao just across the border in Portugal.

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 22:00

    Very worth a DVD rental or purchase

    I'm waiting for it to appear

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:00

    They had politics, they had enterprising ferengi, they had bat'leth fights, and they had a massive war!

    Every series ever had Ferengi. Most of them had the same Ferengi. Every series except the original had bat'leth fights and wars

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:00

    I meant their Spanish base, they already have it up and running, don't they?

    I havent head anything, last thing i hears was they were going to have a private jet and would be able to have their cars in the factory in the US before the englsih teams had got home from monza

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:00

    It'll be in Spain. Ideal really, considering the testing venues there, and Portimao just across the border in Portugal.

    have i missed something then?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:01

    Skip Voyager

    Voyager is great. Voyager and Nect Generation are the best two series by a long, long way

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 22:02

    Every series ever had Ferengi. Most of them had the same Ferengi. Every series except the original had bat'leth fights and wars

    I thought they were only introduced in TNG. And Voyager had to jump through hoops to get them in that one...

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 22:02

    have i missed something then?

    Ollie to the rescue!

    http://blogf1.co.uk/2009/07/22/team-usf1-are-making-steady-progress/

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:02

    Every series ever had Ferengi. Most of them had the same Ferengi. Every series except the original had bat'leth fights and wars

    The war lasted 2 and a half seasons, DS9 had a lot of things the other series had, they just stitiched it together so much better into an ongoing storyline.

    I think thats what made it the best series for me

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:03

    Ollie to the rescue!

    http://blogf1.co.uk/2009/07/22/team-usf1-are-making-steady-progress/

    ahh cool. complete news to me. cheers.

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 22:03

    Ollie to the rescue!

    http://blogf1.co.uk/2009/07/22/team-usf1-are-making-steady-progress/

    That says they are close to signing a deal... i.e. they haven't started work yet.

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 22:04

    That says they are close to signing a deal... i.e. they haven't started work yet.

    Actually maybe they don't need much work? Depends what's there already. If there's a little warehouse that's all they need.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:05

    Actually maybe they don't need much work? Depends what's there already. If there's a little warehouse that's all they need.

    Its probably mainly for storage and minor servicing, i expect they will do most of the work in the US unless its back to back races

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:05

    Voyager is great. Voyager and Nect Generation are the best two series by a long, long way

    Not a big fan of Voyager, probably Janeway's fault

    Nearly done with first season of Enterprise and it's already better than Voyager, in my eyes

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:07

    Nearly done with first season of Enterprise and it's already better than Voyager, in my eyes

    I never did get into Enterprise. Star Trek is meant to be futuristic so going back in time doesn't make any sense.

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 22:08

    Its probably mainly for storage and minor servicing, i expect they will do most of the work in the US unless its back to back races

    I reckon for the fly-away races they'll be based in Charlotte and then for the Euro races be based at their Spanish/French/wherever base.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:10

    Interesting that their base wil be at the Aragon circuit. Pedalo was involved with the design of that.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:10

    I never did get into Enterprise. Star Trek is meant to be futuristic so going back in time doesn't make any sense.

    It is in our future though, just a little before Kirk's time ;)

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:10

    I reckon for the fly-away races they'll be based in Charlotte and then for the Euro races be based at their Spanish/French/wherever base.

    seems reasonable. am disappointed by the lack of webcam action on their front thus far.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:11

    I reckon for the fly-away races they'll be based in Charlotte and then for the Euro races be based at their Spanish/French/wherever base.

    Will two bases work, difficult to mange during in-season development

  • Pat W10/08/2009 at 22:11

    Nearly done with first season of Enterprise and it's already better than Voyager, in my eyes

    ooh, controversial...

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:12

    Interesting that their base wil be at the Aragon circuit. Pedalo was involved with the design of that.

    Interesting

    Shame Its another tilke track

    http://www.motorlandaragon.com/indexVelocidad.aspx

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:13

    It is in our future though, just a little before Kirk's time ;)

    But the point is each series is supposed to be more advanced than the last

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:14

    Will two bases work, difficult to mange during in-season development

    basing a team in the us, is nothing short of crazy.

    bmw's factory in hinwill is essentially worthless. if usf1 get into trouble, they're screwed.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:14

    Have just discovered The XX and so far I am a fan

    http://www.last.fm/music/The+xx

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:15

    But the point is each series is supposed to be more advanced than the last

    Maybe, but DS9 was like a backward step in the beginning. With all the failing Cardassian technology

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:15

    bmw's factory in hinwill is essentially worthless. if usf1 get into trouble, they're screwed.

    It shouldnt be too hard, its a major motorsports area. i think it used to be a NASCAR teams base

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:15

    bmw's factory in hinwill is essentially worthless. if usf1 get into trouble, they're screwed.

    What happens when we go bust? probably didn't come up at the investor's day meetings

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:16

    howdy all

    Shame Its another tilke track

    looks awesome to drive though.

    ---

    in other American news...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77615

    "Juan Pablo Montoya tested the new rain tyre for Goodyear in a Nationwide car at Goodyear's proving grounds in San Antonio, Texas back in November last year. It incorporates the use of carbonfibre to help stiffen the tyre's sidewalls for improved handling. However, the running conducted back then was mainly straight-line and not at racing speeds."

    HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO MAKE A RAIN TYRE

    !!!!!!

    rant over :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:16

    It shouldnt be too hard, its a major motorsports area. i think it used to be a NASCAR teams base

    but if another f1 team wanted to take on an existing operation. that's the last place they'd consider, right?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:16

    Maybe, but DS9 was like a backward step in the beginning. With all the failing Cardassian technology

    And DS9 was hopeless which proves my point

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:17

    HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO MAKE A RAIN TYRE

    if the people will insist on diamond cutting the surface...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:17

    And DS9 was hopeless which proves my point

    Damn

    I still liked it

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:17

    if the people will insist on diamond cutting the surface...

    Even Michelin managed to make a tyre that works on i... oh wait...

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:18

    NASCAR saying they have 3 drivers in the field with F1 experience. That would be Montoya, Speed, and… that’s it, right? Are they actually counting Jeff Gordon and that 1 test he had with Williams? {Comment #263}

    The other one is Max Papis, who did seven races in a Footwork back in 1995. He finished twice with a best result of 7th.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:18

    but if another f1 team wanted to take on an existing operation. that's the last place they'd consider, right?

    Probably, unless it was Penske or the like.

    But i am sure they could sell it on to somone in the US. all the right people are in that area. the problem with hinwall and cologne is that they are so isolated in motorsport terms, there is nothing else they can do there.

    At least in carolina they could probably use most of the team to work on ALMS or stock cars?

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:18

    but if another f1 team wanted to take on an existing operation. that's the last place they'd consider, right?

    They won't be able to sell the team as a going concern but they should at least be able to offload their plant which BMW won't unless the team is bought.

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:19

    At least in carolina they could probably use most of the team to work on ALMS or stock cars?

    fair enough. i know they'll prove me wrong, but it does seems daft.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:23

    Hmm. I don’t see a problem with asking what someone has on their Kindle. {Comment #284}

    I would - unless it was a friend, I'd be worried that my Kindle was going to be either stolen or have an... ...inappropriate... book added to it.

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:24

    I would - unless it was a friend, I'd be worried that my Kindle was going to be either stolen or have an... ...inappropriate... book added to it.

    it's tied to your credit card isn't it? assuming you don't give that away too, you'll be fine.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:24

    fair enough. i know they'll prove me wrong, but it does seems daft.

    Its more of a uniques selling point, the costs of operating in the US are lower, but the transport is so much higher.

    But when it comes to shopping for american sponsors they are at the front of the queue... I wonder if intel will jump to them from bmw?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:24

    I would - unless it was a friend, I'd be worried that my Kindle was going to be either stolen or have an... ...inappropriate... book added to it.

    haha, brilliant idea!

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:27

    if they had their doubts, why develop it in the first place? {Comment #299}

    Because the Kindle was originally developed to suit American reading habits. As a result, it's a roaring success over there. European ones are different, hence a different approach is needed if the Kindle is to have similar success.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:28

    eeeeeeeeeeekkk!!! the spider is BACK!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:29

    eeeeeeeeeeekkk!!! the spider is BACK!

    If only you had a lemur or a meerkat to defend you

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:29

    eeeeeeeeeeekkk!!! the spider is BACK!

    i thought it was a moth?

    how was le londres?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:29

    If only you had a lemur or a meerkat to defend you

    i'm now standing on the office chair to get away from it... the parents are asleep!! eeek!!! you're right i need a lemur!

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:30

    i thought it was a moth?

    that was alex... i had a horrible spider come down the stairs into the study to get me the other night and now it's BACK!

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:30

    i thought it was a moth?

    Giggles had a moth. Lou had a monster spider which has its photo on dropio

  • RG10/08/2009 at 22:30

    eeeeeeeeeeekkk!!! the spider is BACK!

    Am in a very 'Change The Who songs lyrics to suit current situation' kinda mood. Though again, this would require singing.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:31

    i'm now standing on the office chair to get away from it... the parents are asleep!! eeek!!! you're right i need a lemur!

    Just scream loudly. That will wake them

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:31

    how was le londres?

    london was really good thanks :D we did see a man talking about HUGE spiders with one in his hand, but i ran away. was editing pics when i saw the spider...

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:31

    Because the Kindle was originally developed to suit American reading habits. As a result, it's a roaring success over there. European ones are different, hence a different approach is needed if the Kindle is to have similar success.

    Interesting, in what way Alia?

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:32

    The 2nd version was released very recently though, not sure how well that has done {Comment #319}

    As far as I know, that's done pretty well - but the Kindle already had a loyal audience that was happy to convert friends. The snowball effect was already in place.

    This isn't the case for Europe.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:32

    eeeeeeeeeeekkk!!! the spider is BACK!

    Max?

    Or is this one Bernie, looking for Max?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:32

    i'm now standing on the office chair to get away from it... the parents are asleep!! eeek!!! you're right i need a lemur!

    Throw stuff at it?

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:32

    This isn't the case for Europe.

    but we're already converted?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:33

    Or is this one Bernie, looking for Max?

    i don't know... all i know is it's really close and commenting and standing on a office chair may not end well..

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:33

    Does anyone else look at this picture

    and think "comparethemeerkat.com....simples"

    ?? just me then

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:33

    Giggles had a moth. Lou had a monster spider which has its photo on dropio

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0386-jpg

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 22:34

    If anyone is bored and fancies looking at my London Zoo photos, I has done thems.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukehmuse/sets/72157622003609782/

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 22:34

    Just scream loudly. That will wake them

    don't try to scare it with a flash. it doesn't work. I once was taking macro pictures of one which I though was dead, just to find that it wasn't dead after all and I was sitting my camera (and fingers) at one or two centimeters of it...

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:34

    If anyone is bored and fancies looking at my London Zoo photos, I has done thems.

    any spiders? phew, i shall then.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:35

    ?? just me then

    No, we did that one earlier, before the pic arrived in fact

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:35

    No, we did that one earlier, before the pic arrived in fact

    aaah rubbish

  • RG10/08/2009 at 22:35

    If anyone is bored and fancies looking at my London Zoo photos, I has done thems.

    I want an otter.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:35

    aaah rubbish

    It's good enough to mention again though :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:36

    I want an otter.

    :)

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:36

    I want an otter.

    i have the cutest video of an otter i shall drop.io soon.

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 22:36

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0386-jpg

    the body seems too big to be dangerous, although I don't like the long and thin legs

  • RG10/08/2009 at 22:36

    i have the cutest video of an otter i shall drop.io soon.

    I so want one now. They are soooo cute.

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 22:37

    i have the cutest video of an otter i shall drop.io soon.

    I was gonna drop.io the video I took of that legendary moment with them but it's like 200mb!!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:37

    I want an otter.

    Sidepodcast - It'll make you want an endangered animal

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:37
  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:40

    Did comment break doohickey?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:40

    the body seems too big to be dangerous, although I don't like the long and thin legs

    it's not dangerous... i don't think. just flipping scary.. worse thing is i'm not sure if that was the one from the other night, or if that's a second one, and the spider found in dad's wardrobe was the one from the other night...

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:41

    it's not dangerous... i don't think. just flipping scary.. worse thing is i'm not sure if that was the one from the other night, or if that's a second one, and the spider found in dad's wardrobe was the one from the other night...

    Sounds like they might be invading.

    Form a FOTA and chase them away!

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:41
  • me10/08/2009 at 22:41

    Did comment break doohickey?

    yeah, that shouldn't happen. have fixed it,.

  • RG10/08/2009 at 22:41

    it's not dangerous... i don't think. just flipping scary.. worse thing is i'm not sure if that was the one from the other night, or if that's a second one, and the spider found in dad's wardrobe was the one from the other night...

    Two?! If I saw two of them I'd be out of town too quickly.

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 22:41

    I think it's the law

    I assume Jon is trying to suggest that is not a real red panda, simply ridiculous. :P

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:41

    Did comment break doohickey?

    yeah, that shouldn't happen. have fixed it,.

    That was weird

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:42

    Did comment break doohickey?

    I clicked reply and it went to the red panda pic

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:43

    I clicked reply and it went to the red panda pic

    ooops, that be my fault, appologee's

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:43

    Those long necked turtles in Lukeh's photos look so weird.

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:43

    I assume Jon is trying to suggest that is not a real red panda, simply ridiculous. :P

    oh no, real red panda's come with maps....its for all the people looking for proper pandas...the map tells you where they are....

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:43

    Two?! If I saw two of them I'd be out of town too quickly.

    i've seen way too many in this house :( i hate spiders so much :(

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:44

    I love my books, i nomaly have several on the go at once… {Comment #514}

    Me too! Usually one (plus an old F1 magazine) in my room, one downstairs while eating meals and watching TV and a third book to travel with me. I frequently get through five books and two magazines a week.

    You can probably surmise from this that having a Kindle would not increase my reading amount very much (I'd also struggle to read an electronic device with no backlight due to contrast issues and would struggle with two devices, but the superfluity argument is probably the best one for me)...

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:44

    Did comment break doohickey?

    i appear to be talking like a robot.

    Did comment That break doohickey?

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 22:44

    Did comment That break doohickey?

    FAIL

  • RG10/08/2009 at 22:45

    i've seen way too many in this house :( i hate spiders so much :(

    I hate them. Hate em. Annoyingly, we live next to one overgrown bit of grass. Which doesn't help.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:45

    Otters are so utterly adorable! but very very very loud...

    it says it could not convert the video though... would you like me to upload it in another format mr c?

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:46

    it says it could not convert the video though... would you like me to upload it in another format mr c?

    give me a sec, drop.io has many issues right now :)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:46

    it says it could not convert the video though... would you like me to upload it in another format mr c?

    I think drop.io is being a bit crap with some videos lately

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 22:47

    i've seen way too many in this house i hate spiders so much

    just think that they free you of other bad insects :-) (no? that doesn't work?)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:49

    Otters are so utterly adorable! but very very very loud...

    it says it could not convert the video though... would you like me to upload it in another format mr c?

    Did you check to see how wet an otter's pocket is?

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:50

    There's a drop.io iPhone app, I've just discovered

  • guille230610/08/2009 at 22:50

    time to play some basketball. see you tomorrow!

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:51

    There's a drop.io iPhone app, I've just discovered

    yup. doesn't work on sidepodcast drop because it's too large :(

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 22:51

    Bye Guille.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:51

    Did you check to see how wet an otter's pocket is?

    Maybe they were busy seeing how dry a camel's flip flop gets

  • RG10/08/2009 at 22:51

    time to play some basketball. see you tomorrow!

    have fun. See ya.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:51

    yup. doesn't work on sidepodcast drop because it's too large :(

    Won't be buying that then

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:52

    time to play some basketball. see you tomorrow!

    See ya Guille

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:52

    Won't be buying that then

    hehe. i did.

    i might work on the new iphone as they have more memory, right? but it's a limitation of the drop.io api, rather than the app.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:53

    i might work on the new iphone as they have more memory, right? but it's a limitation of the drop.io api, rather than the app.

    You might or It might?

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:53

    You might or It might?

    it might. sorry.

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:53

    it might. sorry.

    Got excited for a second there

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:54

    give me a sec, drop.io has many issues right now :)

    okay :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:54

    Got excited for a second there

    hahah. playground / homepage takes priority. i has my orders :)

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:54

    i might work on the new iphone as they have more memory, right? but it's a limitation of the drop.io api, rather than the app.

    You might or It might?

    i'm not sure that was a typo...i think that was just a glitch in the really clever "Mr C" program that Christine wrote. :D

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:55

    i'm not sure that was a typo...i think that was just a glitch in the really clever "Mr C" program that Christine wrote. :D

    :)

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 22:55

    i'm not sure that was a typo...i think that was just a glitch in the really clever "Mr C" program that Christine wrote. :D

    Gotcha ;)

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:55

    It makes no sense! Facebook is allergic to RSS! {Comment #570}

    I think it's also allergic to my computer!

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:55

    btw jon, could we beg for a follow up guest post about your weekend, when you've caught up with yourself, please?

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:56

    Did you check to see how wet an otter's pocket is?

    damn I forgot! Not sure if lukeh did though, he was watching the otters before me cause I was busy taking lots of photos of the lemurs

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 22:56

    I think it's also allergic to my computer!

    Facebook is allergic to working.

    oooooooh.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 22:56

    time to play some basketball. see you tomorrow!

    see ya :)

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 22:56

    btw jon, could we beg for a follow up guest post about your weekend, when you've caught up with yourself, please?

    of course, i just had to work out what to write about, i have enough material for a years worth of blog posts....so you guys know whats going to be written about on my blog for the next few months....;)

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 22:56

    damn I forgot! Not sure if lukeh did though, he was watching the otters before me cause I was busy taking lots of photos of the lemurs

    I was too busy picking up my jaw in delight I'm afraid :P

  • me10/08/2009 at 22:57

    of course, i just had to work out what to write about, i have enough material for a years worth of blog posts....so you guys know whats going to be written about on my blog for the next few months....;)

    love it!

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 22:58

    What is the story? I went looking for it earlier then forgot. {Comment #587}

    A 7-time world champion has allegedly paid for a ticket to be a space tourist on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights. Same as Lewis Hamilton had supposedly paid for a ticket to be a space tourist on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights last year. The Lewis one was denied within 48 hours and I wouldn't be surprised if the Michael one went the same way.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 23:00

    I was too busy picking up my jaw in delight I'm afraid :P

    hehe you can hear that delight in the video :D hehe

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 23:00

    Michael Schumacher has allegedly paid for a ticket to be a space tourist on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights. Same as Lewis Hamilton had supposedly paid for a ticket to be a space tourist on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights last year. The Lewis one was denied within 48 hours and I wouldn't be surprised if the Michael one went the same way.

    Thanks Alianora.

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 23:01

    love it!

    it was amazing, i can't rave enough about the 2CV club, its like a massive family, every team in the pitlane has a story to tell, i feel incredibly priveliged to be able to be part of that, and be part of the team telling others about it

  • Bassano Clapper10/08/2009 at 23:01

    It really is past my bedtime, g'night folks

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:01

    It really is past my bedtime, g'night folks

    night sir.

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 23:01

    It really is past my bedtime, g'night folks

    Night!

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 23:02

    It really is past my bedtime, g'night folks

    night

  • RG10/08/2009 at 23:02

    It really is past my bedtime, g'night folks

    Night

  • lou10/08/2009 at 23:02

    It really is past my bedtime, g'night folks

    night :)

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:05

    You can’t hate the Tiramisu without a reason! {Comment #667}

    My reason? It contains coffee (at least the way Mum made it the one time she cooked it for me)...

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 23:06

    Night Bassano

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:09

    Teletext is more reliable in a storm than F1’s live timing {Comment #708}

    So is my PDA's internet connection :( ...

    They're great when they do work, but they often don't.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:11

    A three-car unofficial mobile disco has just passed my house with everything at full volume. Some people just don't have ears.

    Not so good when it's ten minutes past midnight and my parents have an early morning today...

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:11

    It really is past my bedtime, g’night folks {Comment #871}

    Goodnight, Bassano.

  • Lukeh10/08/2009 at 23:15

    I think I'll be heading off too, absolutely knacked. G'night everyone. :)

  • lou10/08/2009 at 23:15

    I think I'll be heading off too, absolutely knacked. G'night everyone. :)

    night Lukeh :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:16

    I think I'll be heading off too, absolutely knacked. G'night everyone. :)

    see ya.

  • Jon Waldock10/08/2009 at 23:17

    I think I'll be heading off too, absolutely knacked. G'night everyone. :)

    Ditto!

    Night all

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 23:17

    Night Lukeh. Great photos

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:17

    later jon.

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 23:17

    Night Jon

  • RG10/08/2009 at 23:17

    night lukeh and jon

  • lou10/08/2009 at 23:18

    Night all

    night Jon

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:24

    pda’s are too small and consume too much battery. you need a dedicated device with an optimised screen and good feel in order to be comfortable.

    the file format of the text is largely irrelevant. {Comment #716}

    Without the backlight, the Kindle screen would likely have too little contrast for me to be able to read it in anything other than bright light anyway. Unless the optimisation makes it a lot better than the black-and-white LCD screens those portable computer games of my childhood had...

    My PDA can easily accommodate two paragraphs of text at a readable size, which from the review I've read is the same as Version 2 of the Kindle.

    I will agree on the battery power. My PDA consumes about twice as much electricity when using Acrobat Reader than when it's sitting there waiting for potential calls. I'd be surprised if the Kindle used more electricity than the "waiting for potential calls" mode on the PDA. So that would save quite a lot of charging (even if, for me, the main thing that consumes power is playing sound through the PDA...)

    The file format is relevant because a proprietry format (like the Kindle) can only be used by a proprietary reader. This would mean I'd have to have a second device unless a Windows version was released. Having the e-book on my PDA makes multi-tasking and certain jobs (e.g. blog production) considerably easier than using two devices (in fact, I find two devices more difficult than one device plus book because my attention switches easier between two blatantly different settings). Also, given what I'm like with devices of any sort, it's a lot safer if I have just the one device to cater to all my mobile electronic needs.

    Different file formats also have different protections that are possible on them, which is probably why the Kindle will always be a proprietary format.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:27

    Unbelievable. F1.com doesn’t even have a search function. {Comment #732}

    Oh dear. Search is a Web 1.0 thing, never mind Web 2.0...

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:29

    Arent they going to have their own jet and a european base at a spanish circuit to test at? {Comment #733}

    If Epsilon Euskadi get into F1, they might not have the base or circuit. Still, they do have the jet - and they could take the TV crew with them if they wanted their portion of testing costs defrayed...

  • Scott Woodwiss10/08/2009 at 23:29

    I'm off too. Night all :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:33

    I'm off too. Night all :)

    night sir.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:34

    it’s tied to your credit card isn’t it? assuming you don’t give that away too, you’ll be fine. {Comment #785}

    For some reason I thought it was possible to transfer a book you'd already bought on one Kindle to another Kindle. I could be very wrong about that.

  • lou10/08/2009 at 23:34

    Night R.G

  • lou10/08/2009 at 23:35

    Night R.G

    i meant Scott... sorry, i fail at doing more than one thing at once :(

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:36

    I’m off too. Night all :) {Comment #894}

    Goodnight, Scott :)

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:38

    For some reason I thought it was possible to transfer a book you'd already bought on one Kindle to another Kindle. I could be very wrong about that.

    don't think so. you can share amazon accounts, like in itunes, but you're trusted the other person with your credit card details anyhow.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:47

    Because the Kindle was originally developed to suit American reading habits. As a result, it’s a roaring success over there. European ones are different, hence a different approach is needed if the Kindle is to have similar success.

    Interesting, in what way Alia? {Comment #798}

    Americans abandoned print for electronic in a big way well before the Kindle arrived, largely because they insist on quick, cheap, and volumninous. It is much easier to do these things with an internet-equipped device than with books, so the market was already primed for the Kindle. Americans were also used to reading small devices when out and about (text messaging and mobile internet were both popular before the Kindle). All the Kindle did was combine online reading with mobile.

    In Europe, most people still aren't used to reading electronic stuff in significant volume or quantity (unless you count e-mail and work-related stuff). Reading online for fun only seems to be associated with stuff like blogging, where the option to respond is needed (and therefore is outside the Kindle's functionality). Also, although most people have phones, many of them haven't even been converted to text messaging yet and mobile internetters are still in the minority. Reading books/newspapers or listening to music when away from home is still much more common than either. There will have to be a certain amount of education on the benefits of reading electronic stuff in quantity and on reading small devices when out and about before the link between mobile and online can be successfully made on a large scale.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:49

    but we’re already converted? {Comment #802}

    You're the only people in Europe I've seen who are. Everyone else I've talked to about it is dubious at best, and I haven't even told them about the suggested price tag yet...

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:50

    Americans abandoned print for electronic in a big way well before the Kindle arrived, largely because they insist on quick, cheap, and volumninous.

    In Europe, most people still aren't used to reading electronic stuff in significant volume or quantity

    where are you getting this info from alia? i don't get why you've concluded there is this massive divide?

    christine and i fit squarely into the first paragraph and we live in europe.

    Also, although most people have phones, many of them haven't even been converted to text messaging yet and mobile internetters are still in the minority.

    nonsense! europe is way ahead of america in terms of sms usage.

    mile ahead.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 23:51

    nonsense! europe is way ahead of america in terms of sms usage.

    America didnt realy get into txting untill about 2004, its been big in the UK since the mid 90's

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:52

    You're the only people in Europe I've seen who are. Everyone else I've talked to about it is dubious at best, and I haven't even told them about the suggested price tag yet...

    where is this focus group from which you're drawing such sweeping statements?

    i would like a kindle, and so far as i can tell, it's technology that's limiting european adoption (segmented carriers being the primary obstacle), not market penetration.

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:53

    nonsense! europe is way ahead of america in terms of sms usage.

    America didnt realy get into txting untill about 2004, its been big in the UK since the mid 90's

    totally.

    i can believe more people in the states browse the web on their mobiles because sms never took hold, but nothing that alia just said seems to relate to any figures i've seen.

  • Alianora La Canta10/08/2009 at 23:53

    don’t think so. you can share amazon accounts, like in itunes, but you’re trusted the other person with your credit card details anyhow. {Comment #900}

    Phew! That's a relief :)

  • Steven Roy10/08/2009 at 23:54

    christine and i fit squarely into the first paragraph and we live in europe.

    But you and Christine are way more techy that the vast majority of people. I am amazed anyone would even consider paying £400 for a book reader

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:56

    But you and Christine are way more techy that the vast majority of people. I am amazed anyone would even consider paying £400 for a book reader

    i understand we're techy, and i'm not trying to convert anyone to getting one of these things.

    it's just everything alia has said about the european market expectations doesn't hold any water with the things i've been hearing. it's completely the opposite in fact.

  • Nick10/08/2009 at 23:56

    But you and Christine are way more techy that the vast majority of people. I am amazed anyone would even consider paying £400 for a book reader

    That figure was a comple guess, but i expect the end figure would be closer to that than a more realistic price of £100 which i would still consider too high personaly

  • me10/08/2009 at 23:59

    That figure was a comple guess, but i expect the end figure would be closer to that than a more realistic price of £100 which i would still consider too high personaly

    sony e-reader in the uk is £199(ish). the kindle is much, much better.

    i expect to pay over the odds as an early adopter, and i expect the price to fall.

    i would guess it'll more likely be £300. my point was, even at £400 i would give it consideration. the kindle does have some competition, so the price will be reasonable i think.

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:02

    I am amazed anyone would even consider paying £400 for a book reader

    i should add, that if your entire life is available digitally, with the exception of books, the incentive to remove that one last bit of clutter is considerable.

    £400 to have no need for any shelving whatsoever, i quite appealing.

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:06

    I have another problem with it for my present situation...

    When i read a paperback on the train on the way to meet people in london, i can shove the book in a back pocket.... i cant do that with a kindle...

    I see your point about shelves and storage, but i guess i like looking at books on a shelf. i put my dvds away in a cabnet, but when i can i like to keep my books out on a shelf so i can look at them.

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:09

    When i read a paperback on the train on the way to meet people in london, i can shove the book in a back pocket.... i cant do that with a kindle...

    true, but everywhere we go we carry at least one rucksack. either for an eeepc, or a mac or both. when i went to the science meetup, i took a backpack and when we went to the kers talk i had a backpack.

    a kindle would fit very nicely beside the eeepc.

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:09

    true, but everywhere we go we carry at least one rucksack. either for an eeepc, or a mac or both. when i went to the science meetup, i took a backpack and when we went to the kers talk i had a backpack.

    There was a KERS talk?

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:10

    There was a KERS talk?

    there was. and then we went to the pub :)

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:12

    i understand we're techy, and i'm not trying to convert anyone to getting one of these things.

    many of my friends would love a kindle (and most aren't particularly techie). However some of them, like myself love reading books, rather than digital documents. plus i have no need for a kindle or anything like it, i can see the appeal though.

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:12

    there was. and then we went to the pub :)

    I have missed out on so much sidepodpubbing :P

    It needs to happen again!

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:12

    I have missed out on so much sidepodpubbing :P

    hehe.

    It needs to happen again!

    bassano is your friend :)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:13

    It needs to happen again!

    I doubt there is going to be another KERS talk

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:13

    many of my friends would love a kindle (and most aren't particularly techie). However some of them, like myself love reading books, rather than digital documents. plus i have no need for a kindle or anything like it, i can see the appeal though.

    I can see the appeal, but there i couldnt justify spending anywhere near as much money on it as it will cost as i can do it for free

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:13

    I doubt there is going to be another KERS talk

    ha. no, sadly not.

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:14

    bassano is your friend :)

    He did mention something about going during the summer break, will have to remind him tomorrow i remember

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:14

    I doubt there is going to be another KERS talk

    An extra large fuel tank talk?

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:14

    I can see the appeal, but there i couldnt justify spending anywhere near as much money on it as it will cost as i can do it for free

    yeah cost is another issue. personally i'd rather spend the money on photographic equipment :)

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:15

    yeah cost is another issue. personally i'd rather spend the money on photographic equipment :)

    I am already about to bankrupt myself on a gadget this week :D

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:16

    I am already about to bankrupt myself on a gadget this week :D

    *it wasn't me*

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:16

    I am already about to bankrupt myself on a gadget this week :D

    oh yeah the G1! my friend had a G1, and then lost it :( i could have killed her, it was such a lovely phone.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:16

    yeah cost is another issue. personally i'd rather spend the money on photographic equipment :)

    or lemurs or otters or meerkats

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:17

    or lemurs or otters or meerkats

    i'd have to pay for the lemur?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:18

    i'd have to pay for the lemur?

    Since you failed to steal one you have to pay. They are only little so they can't cost much

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:23

    oh yeah the G1! my friend had a G1, and then lost it :( i could have killed her, it was such a lovely phone.

    This is more of a G3.

    Interesting mix of excitement and fear at the moment!

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:23

    Since you failed to steal one you have to pay. They are only little so they can't cost much

    i may have failed to steal one, but i got some photos of them :) i suppose they'll cost less than a panda ;)

    [titles coming for photos in the near future]

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:23

    i may have failed to steal one, but i got some photos of them :) i suppose they'll cost less than a panda ;)

    [titles coming for photos in the near future]

    heeeeeh!

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:24

    *it wasn't me*

    O RLY?

    :P

    Ive wanted a smart phone for a while, this is the first time there has been a realistic way of me getting one

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:25

    heeeeeh!

    you should get a Lemur... it can help with live stuff if you need a drink or something :) plus i can look after it! :)

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:26

    you should get a Lemur... it can help with live stuff if you need a drink or something :) plus i can look after it! :)

    but these are way more fun

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:27

    but these are way more fun

    :o don't get me started on tigers! they are amazing! i'll come and look after that for you (as long as it's a little cub)

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:27

    Ive wanted a smart phone for a while, this is the first time there has been a realistic way of me getting one

    i don't eve own a smart phone, it couldn't posibly have been me :)

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:28

    right, so that's settled, Mr and Mrs C are getting a tiger and i'll come and look after it when they need to go out into the real world or something. :) plus i should think the tiger will scare away any spiders :)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:28

    but these are way more fun

    That's a fourth sidepodzoo. I love tigers though

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:29

    right, so that's settled, Mr and Mrs C are getting a tiger and i'll come and look after it when they need to go out into the real world or something. :) plus i should think the tiger will scare away any spiders :)

    bugger.

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:29

    i don't eve own a smart phone, it couldn't posibly have been me :)

    But you will pay £400 for a kindle? There be madness afoot!

    How come you havent been lured into the big bad world of the iphone yet?

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:29

    That's a fourth sidepodzoo. I love tigers though

    wouldn't it be easier to have a massive zoo with loads of animals in it?

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:29

    bugger.

    hehe! :D

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:30

    But you will pay £400 for a kindle? There be madness afoot!

    i don't get on with phones. they hate me.

    plus i said "i would consider it" :)

    How come you havent been lured into the big bad world of the iphone yet?

    the ipod touch does everything i need, and i have an eeepc with a 3g modem.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:34

    Great pics as usual Lou

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:35

    i don't get on with phones. they hate me.

    I am the same, i am getting a new one becuase the old one keeps crashing, which i got becuase...

    I hope HTC goggle can write better software than 3!

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:37

    wouldn't it be easier to have a massive zoo with loads of animals in it?

    Christine wanted one with animals begining with P so you have to end up with a whole chain. You could sell franchises although I am not sure the X franchise wil go for much.

    The alternative is to have one zoo and have all the animals with the same letter in the same cage but health and safety are not keen on that.

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:37

    i don't get on with phones. they hate me.

    just out of interest why don't you get on with mobiles?

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:38

    just out of interest why don't you get on with mobiles?

    big thumbs

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:38

    The alternative is to have one zoo and have all the animals with the same letter in the same cage but health and safety are not keen on that.

    pandas, penguins, polar bears, and panthers (plus other animals) in the same cage may not end well...

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:39

    big thumbs

    oh i see.

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:41

    Great pics as usual Lou

    thanks Steven.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:42

    pandas, penguins, polar bears, and panthers (plus other animals) in the same cage may not end well...

    So we need separate zoos. 26 zoos = 26 admission charges. The plan is genius.

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:43

    pandas, penguins, polar bears, and panthers (plus other animals) in the same cage may not end well...

    land, might be an issue?

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:43

    big thumbs

    Thumb attatchements?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:44

    land, might be an issue?

    I a, sure Christine must have that covered before she suggested it.

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:44

    Thumb attatchements?

    am holding out for mind control.

  • Alianora La Canta11/08/2009 at 00:44

    where are you getting this info from alia? i don’t get why you’ve concluded there is this massive divide?

    christine and i fit squarely into the first paragraph and we live in europe. {Comment #903}

    Firstly, sorry about the relatively unstructured comment. Arranging evidence at 1:24am is not a straightforward matter...

    Mostly I'm getting it from the lectures at university on information management.

    8% of people in the UK, for example, see no point in getting broadband. That's not counting the ones who aren't on a fast internet connection for other reasons. If you're not using broadband, it's difficult to see where you're going to get enough exposure to reading lots of stuff online in order to feel comfortable using a Kindle. Especially bearing in mind that until recently the mobile networks charged a fortune for internet access, unless you was rich enough to be able to afford large amounts of data transfer.

    Also, the fact that virtually everyone I know off-line still only uses their phone for phoning people, not texting or internetting or anything like that, is something of a clue (contrast with America, where the mobile portions of the internet have tended to be developed first, and why would they develop them unless they were being used?).

    The USA, according to Wikipedia, sent approximately 260 billion texts a month in 2006 (the year before the Kindle arrived over there). In the same year, the UK was sending 205 million texts per month. While the UK has got a smaller population, it's not 1000 times smaller.

    Looking at the trains I end up on, hardly anyone seems to be using devices with screens except for phoning or with earphones. Nearly everyone who is has a full-size laptop! In that sense, nothing has changed since mid-2004 when I first started using trains. This suggests that reading online while out and about hasn't taken off on the eastern side of the Atlantic yet, though I'm still waiting for research to confirm it either way.

    15.6% of the US population uses the mobile internet compared to 12.9% in the UK.

    My guess is that it feels different from where you are because you're iPhone users. 82% of iPhone users use the mobile internet, which is many many more than any other handset. However, the iPhone still consists of a minority of the phones that are in use - either in the USA or the UK.

    I've used both anecdontal observation and statistical research to come to my conclusions. I could and should have done a better job of explaining them beforehand, but hopefully you can see where I'm coming from now. I've never seen any numbers backing up "me"'s assertions, so if you hadn't seen anything to back up mine either, then it's no wonder there was mutual bafflement at each other's statements.

    It would be easier to break into the developing world market than Europe if the units could be made cheaper - for a lot of African and Asian people, mobile internet is easier to access than the desktop equivalent...

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:44

    I a, sure Christine must have that covered before she suggested it.

    i think she based he scheme on jurassic park.

    we're gonna need a bigger island.

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:48

    Especially bearing in mind that until recently the mobile networks charged a fortune for internet access, unless you was rich enough to be able to afford large amounts of data transfer.

    okay. but the two aren't related. the kindle comes with dedicated 3g access as part of the device. the cost is included in the price of books.

    Also, the fact that virtually everyone I know off-line still only uses their phone for phoning people, not texting or internetting or anything like that

    i guess that depends who you know.

    I've never seen any numbers backing up "me"'s assertions

    i shall dig some out tomorrow. i don't have them here, but i believe that the kindle will do just fine in europe.

    It would be easier to break into the developing world market than Europe if the units could be made cheaper

    cheaper than what though? they haven't announced any prices yet?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:48

    we're gonna need a bigger island.

    So we need more Aussies to convert to sidepodcast and then gradually take over the place? Sounds like a job for Amy

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:49

    So we need more Aussies to convert to sidepodcast and then gradually take over the place? Sounds like a job for Amy

    :P

  • Alianora La Canta11/08/2009 at 00:51

    where is this focus group from which you’re drawing such sweeping statements? {Comment #905}

    A range of people I know or have known in the past 12 months (I've been curious about the Kindle concept for a long time for professional reasons - if a device of that category was ever succesfully brought onto the European market and widely adopted, it could completely change the library sector in ways difficult to predict at present).

    i would like a kindle, and so far as i can tell, it’s technology that’s limiting european adoption (segmented carriers being the primary obstacle), not market penetration. {Comment #905}

    The technology is stopping a core of people from getting it, this is very true. I would argue that beyond that core, other factors will interfere with the market penetration even after the technology problem is resolved. Many people are very conservative when it comes to changing the way they access things like entertainment.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:52

    I have just gone through th list of every astronaut ever of all nationalities to answer Sean's sidepodradio question about whether or not there has ever been a Major Tom

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:54

    I have just gone through th list of every astronaut ever of all nationalities to answer Sean's sidepodradio question about whether or not there has ever been a Major Tom

    Well...

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:54

    if a device of that category was ever succesfully brought onto the European market and widely adopted, it could completely change the library sector in ways difficult to predict at present).

    libraries are interesting thing. might have to give that some more thought.

    Many people are very conservative when it comes to changing the way they access things like entertainment.

    agreed, but i don't believe we're that different from those in the states.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:56

    Well...

    You gotta listen to the show to get the answer. No spoilers.

    I did find out that the only astronaut in history who is way more famous for the mission he didn't do than any of the missions he did had Thomas as a first name even though he was called Ken all the time. Ken is a middle name.

  • lou11/08/2009 at 00:56

    we're gonna need a bigger island.

    :D we have a three acre field we aren't using... Maybe we could put some lemurs in there? :)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:57

    :D we have a three acre field we aren't using... Maybe we could put some lemurs in there? :)

    Lemurs are zoo three though. You need the Ps then the Gs before you can have lemurs.

  • me11/08/2009 at 00:57

    :D we have a three acre field we aren't using... Maybe we could put some lemurs in there? :)

    :D :P

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 00:58

    :D we have a three acre field we aren't using... Maybe we could put some lemurs in there? :)

    Is there any bamboo is the field because that could swing it for you?

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 00:58

    You gotta listen to the show to get the answer. No spoilers.

    this is a massive cliffhanger! a whole month!?

  • lou11/08/2009 at 01:00

    Lemurs are zoo three though. You need the Ps then the Gs before you can have lemurs.

    dammit... There are lots of empty fields in Kent, we could put the zoos there... Never mind that there are already at least 3 zoos nearish to my house already lol

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:00

    this is a massive cliffhanger! a whole month!?

    The question was asked about a week ago. All the questions for all the shows are on the wiki. So there are a lot of cliffhangers out there.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:02

    dammit... There are lots of empty fields in Kent, we could put the zoos there... Never mind that there are already at least 3 zoos nearish to my house already lol

    Wouldn't it be inconvenient for you to have the animals near your house though. I thought the deal was if sidepodcast got animals you would be looking after their house. It would be a shame if you were there while all the rest of us were playing with animals next to your house.

  • lou11/08/2009 at 01:03

    Is there any bamboo is the field because that could swing it for you?

    but I want the lemurs..... I suppose I could plant some bamboo... How much would be needed, cause we need to make sure there is room for the lemurs... :D

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 01:03

    PK has said he is doing 3 interviews tomorrow... more fireworks?

    Apparently if @forza_felipe gets 30,000 followers he will start tweeting, its curently about 19,000

  • me11/08/2009 at 01:04

    Apparently if @forza_felipe gets 30,000 followers he will start tweeting, its curently about 19,000

    the actual felipe?

  • lou11/08/2009 at 01:04

    Wouldn't it be inconvenient for you to have the animals near your house though. I thought the deal was if sidepodcast got animals you would be looking after their house. It would be a shame if you were there while all the rest of us were playing with animals next to your house.

    would that mean I get to look after the tiger mr c is getting on my own :) I could bring a lemur to help...

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 01:05

    the actual felipe?

    the very same...

    (from what i can make out)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:05

    but I want the lemurs..... I suppose I could plant some bamboo... How much would be needed, cause we need to make sure there is room for the lemurs... :D

    The lemurs don't take up much space so they can have a corner of the field. Pandas are lazy so they don't need much space so 2 and a half acres of bamboo should be OK.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:06

    PK has said he is doing 3 interviews tomorrow... more fireworks?

    I wonder what he can say that he hasn't already said.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:06

    would that mean I get to look after the tiger mr c is getting on my own :) I could bring a lemur to help...

    Are lemurs good at looking after tigers?

  • lou11/08/2009 at 01:06

    The lemurs don't take up much space so they can have a corner of the field. Pandas are lazy so they don't need much space so 2 and a half acres of bamboo should be OK.

    I'll get planting then lol

  • Nick11/08/2009 at 01:07

    I wonder what he can say that he hasn't already said.

    I am sure there are more nuggets to come out...

  • lou11/08/2009 at 01:08

    Are lemurs good at looking after tigers?

    they are good at sitting on people's shoulders and keeping people company... I'll teach it to look after the tiger cub lol

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:10

    they are good at sitting on people's shoulders and keeping people company... I'll teach it to look after the tiger cub lol

    Keepthe video running so we can watch them. Stand well back for a while too.

  • lou11/08/2009 at 01:13

    Keepthe video running so we can watch them. Stand well back for a while too.

    the tiger cub won't kill the lemur...

  • Alianora La Canta11/08/2009 at 01:15

    okay. but the two aren’t related. the kindle comes with dedicated 3g access as part of the device. the cost is included in the price of books. {Comment #962}

    They are related because it means a lot of people haven't been used to going online for extended lengths of time. As a result, they're not used to reading heaps of stuff off screens and therefore they're likely to be put off using a device like the Kindle unless they:

    a) start reading extended amounts of stuff online or

    b) get fully convinced that reading off a Kindle is exactly like reading off a page (this will take a considerable amount of marketing, though if the Kindle experience is as reported, the task should be possible)

    Having online access built-in is one thing. Persuading people they have a need for it at all or a use for it in this specific instance is another.

    Once customers are using e-Book readers frequently, a lot of them won't look back (at least that's the fear of the more conservative libraries). The trick is getting them through the door. The "core" I alluded to when responding to your comment about technology will be through the door with little or no persuasion. The vast majority won't.

  • Alianora La Canta11/08/2009 at 01:16

    i shall dig some out tomorrow. {Comment #962}

    That's fair enough.

  • Alianora La Canta11/08/2009 at 01:22

    cheaper than what though? {Comment #962}

    I was using the Sony device, since the UK figure for that is known to be £199 and the Kindle will probably follow US pricing patterns by being somewhat more expensive (Amazon.com charge $299 for the US version 2, if that helps). To really take off in Africa and Asia, I suspect that the unit price will need to be more in the region of £50-£99 (less if they're after the populist market, though the middle classes could probably make a success of the Kindle without that being necessary). It's an achievable price (in the foreseeable future if not now) but not one currently being charged.

  • Journeyer11/08/2009 at 01:26

    What is the story? I went looking for it earlier then forgot.

    Schumi's signed up to be a space tourist too.

  • me11/08/2009 at 01:27

    Schumi's signed up to be a space tourist too.

    *i may have put his name forward*

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:29

    Schumi's signed up to be a space tourist too.

    I don't get why someone like him would do the Branson thing when he can comfortably afford what the Russians charge to fly Soyuz and get a week on the ISS.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:34

    There is a nice huge space rock coming pretty close to us 3 days before sidepodradio day and a week later there is one nearly as big coming reall close. May need to breathe in that day.

  • Journeyer11/08/2009 at 01:43

    I don't get why someone like him would do the Branson thing when he can comfortably afford what the Russians charge to fly Soyuz and get a week on the ISS.

    Do they still allow tourists on the ISS? I thought they were thinking of stopping that practice?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2009 at 01:46

    Do they still allow tourists on the ISS? I thought they were thinking of stopping that practice?

    Not sure. They had some last year or at the begining of this year. The Russians effectively own a section so I suppose they can send whoever they like. Each space agency gets a number of slots based on contribution. ESA for example eventually is entitled to one person on every second crew.