Ken: And you join us now on the 11th, here at the Sepang Open in Malaysia, with Sebastian Vettel on 25 under par, streaks clear ahead of the rest of the field. Steps up now, 190 yards from the pin... and that is hit nicely, soundly down the hole and lands perfectly inches away from the hole. A fantastic drive from the young German.

Andrew: This is Lukeh now on the 18th, solid round so far, probably a B standard for sure, he's reviewing up his option and goes for it. Nice strike.

Wayne: 235 yards here for Gavin, million pound boy of golf, looking stylish here, but knows how to read the lie...

Ken: Back down to the 7th for Vitaly Petrov here, having a decent go so far.... ohh no, thats wide, very, very wide, flying wide almost, woah, did not expect to see that, hits the rough, gets a vicious bounce across the fairway and lands in some pretty deep grass.

Wayne: Hit 150 at least.

Ken: Sure did.

Wayne: Back to Gavin and thats a high shot, top of the charts and gets a good layup on this par 5.

Andrew: So lets look at the leaderboard, well, literally everyone seems to be winning.

Ken: News reaching us from the rival organisation, the IndyCar Tour, seems that Will Power has edged out Scott Dixon in a playoff hole. The two clear of the rest of the pack in a challenging course at the fairly new TPC Alabama, have you tried it out Wayne?

Wayne: No I can't say I have, very difficult to make an impact on the leaderboard certainly.

Ken: Hello, hello, what have we got here then...

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  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:09

    Damn... just clocked the IndyCar result.

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:10

    #Self-inducedFacePalm

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:10

    Speedway is not better than MLB

  • Christine10/04/2011 at 23:11

    Oooh new day.

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:17

    woah, did not expect to see that, hits the rough, gets a vicious bounce across the fairway and lands in some pretty deep grass.

    hehe, what a great description of the jump :)

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:18

    woah, did not expect to see that, hits the rough, gets a vicious bounce across the fairway and lands in some pretty deep grass.

    Is that Petrov or Golf?

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:19

    Is that Petrov or Golf?

    Both surely

  • Amy10/04/2011 at 23:20

    Melbourne is cold :(

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:21

    Melbourne is cold :(

    Compad to KL, yes. I bet it is

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:22

    Melbourne is cold :(

    Are you home already?

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:23

    Are you home already?

    That was quick

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:26

    just reading gp+

    jerome's issue was that he switched off the engine?

  • Christine10/04/2011 at 23:27

    jerome's issue was that he switched off the engine?

    Oops?

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:27

    just reading gp+

    jerome's issue was that he switched off the engine?

    Was that the preventative one?

  • Lukeh10/04/2011 at 23:27

    jerome's issue was that he switched off the engine?

    I guess turning it off and on again didnt work

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:28

    Was that the preventative one?

    seems like he hit a bump and knocked the off-switch.

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:28

    Was that the preventative one?

    seems like he hit a bump and knocked the off-switch.

    Doh!

    That shouldn't be so easy

  • Lukeh10/04/2011 at 23:29

    That shouldn't be so easy

    perhaps it;s like one of those on off switches under RC cars or something :)

  • Christine10/04/2011 at 23:29

    I guess turning it off and on again didnt work

    Cor and I thought that never failed!

  • Pat W10/04/2011 at 23:30

    jerome's issue was that he switched off the engine?

    Like the Hispania on Saturday

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:31

    Like the Hispania on Saturday

    missed that, what happened?

  • Pat W10/04/2011 at 23:32

    Like the Hispania on Saturday

    missed that, what happened?

    One of them hit a bump and the car died.

  • Pat W10/04/2011 at 23:32

    One of them hit a bump and the car died.

    I'm sure it did. I feel like that's not right but I'm sure I saw someone do that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:33

    seems like he hit a bump and knocked the off-switch.

    That happened a few times last year too

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:34

    One of them hit a bump and the car died.

    ah-ha.

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:34

    didn't know this about EJ:

    EJ was adamant that the deal was water-tight and solid, only for someone to point out that while he had indeed secured Schuey’s services almost until the end of time, he had neglected to specify what those services were. Race driving? Road sweeping? The ‘contract’ didn’t say. Case dismissed. - Mike Doodson

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:34

    One of them hit a bump and the car died.

    Liuzzi - twice. Once in Malaysia and once in Melbourne

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:35

    EJ was adamant that the deal was water-tight and solid, only for someone to point out that while he had indeed secured Schuey’s services almost until the end of time, he had neglected to specify what those services were. Race driving? Road sweeping? The ‘contract’ didn’t say. Case dismissed. - Mike Doodson

    Hahaa

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:35

    didn't know this about EJ:

    I remember that there was a fuss, didn't now the details

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:35

    I remember that there was a fuss, didn't now the details

    The fuss went on for a decade

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:36

    The fuss was made worse when '98 Michael publicly advised Ralf to get out of Jordan

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:36

    The fuss was made worse when '98 Michael publicly advised Ralf to get out of Jordan

    Should've been the other way arround

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:37

    Should've been the other way arround

    Ironically enough, Michael said because of the team orders Jordan issued in Belgium '98........

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:42

    EJ was adamant that the deal was water-tight and solid, only for someone to point out that while he had indeed secured Schuey’s services almost until the end of time, he had neglected to specify what those services were. Race driving? Road sweeping? The ‘contract’ didn’t say. Case dismissed. - Mike Doodson

    That is not my understanding. I understood that Willi Weber changed one word in the contract which meant it could be read in two different ways one of which meant Schumacher could walk. I am sure that is the version in EJ's book

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:43

    Ironically enough, Michael said because of the team orders Jordan issued in Belgium '98........

    He went and had a huge fight with EJ that day. He told EJ that it was wrong to use team orders. He really had no concept of how ridiculous that was coming from him

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:44

    That is not my understanding. I understood that Willi Weber changed one word in the contract which meant it could be read in two different ways one of which meant Schumacher could walk. I am sure that is the version in EJ's book

    Well, that says it all

  • Sidepodcast Update10/04/2011 at 23:45
  • Amy10/04/2011 at 23:45

    yes home already. Plan is breakfast, shower, get into bed and catch up on bbc coverage, probably fall asleep while doing so.

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:46

    yes home already. Plan is breakfast, shower, get into bed and catch up on bbc coverage, probably fall asleep while doing so.

    By the way, how did you find the Fan Vision coverage during the race?

  • Bassano10/04/2011 at 23:46

    I'm off to bed, goodnight all and good luck & welcome home Amy [and Pamela]

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:46

    night bassano

  • Kai10/04/2011 at 23:50

    I'm off to bed, goodnight all and good luck & welcome home Amy [and Pamela]

    Good night

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:51

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    I have and they are all incredibly good.and with thousands of interesting comments. It is unbelievable that one site can have so many interesting, intelligent people

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/04/2011 at 23:51

    I'm going to disappear too folks

    Night

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:52

    yes home already. Plan is breakfast, shower, get into bed and catch up on bbc coverage, probably fall asleep while doing so.

    It's nearly 1am here so how can you be going to bed?

  • Pat W10/04/2011 at 23:52

    yes home already. Plan is breakfast, shower, get into bed and catch up on bbc coverage, probably fall asleep while doing so.

    That didn't seem to take long.

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:52

    Night Bassano

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:52

    Night Bassano

    and Leigh

  • Kai10/04/2011 at 23:53

    I have and they are all incredibly good.and with thousands of interesting comments. It is unbelievable that one site can have so many interesting, intelligent people

    They built it, people came.

  • Alianora La Canta10/04/2011 at 23:53

    That is not my understanding. I understood that Willi Weber changed one word in the contract which meant it could be read in two different ways one of which meant Schumacher could walk. I am sure that is the version in EJ's book

    Well, that says it all

    An independent biography of Eddie Jordan corroborates the version of the story EJ told. The word was "will", which became "may"...

  • Kai10/04/2011 at 23:53

    Night

    Night Leigh

  • Amy10/04/2011 at 23:53

    because i was on an 8 hour over night flight and didn't sleep a wink

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:53

    I have and they are all incredibly good.and with thousands of interesting comments. It is unbelievable that one site can have so many interesting, intelligent people

    hehehehe

  • Kai10/04/2011 at 23:53

    because i was on an 8 hour over night flight and didn't sleep a wink

    Been there, done that, slept after. :)

  • Amy10/04/2011 at 23:54

    fanvision coverage was great. Post coming soon :D

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:54

    because i was on an 8 hour over night flight and didn't sleep a wink

    Makes sense

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:55

    They built it, people came.

    i think we built it, people came, then we moaned a lot, sulked, had a hissy fit or two and yet people stayed.

    make a film out of that phil alden robinson :)

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:55

    fanvision coverage was great. Post coming soon :D

    i want it in my house. they've promised (sorta).

  • Alianora La Canta10/04/2011 at 23:55

    i think we built it, people came, then we moaned a lot, sulked, had a hissy fit or two and yet people stayed.

    Sidepodpeople, the happy limpets of the internet :)

  • Kai10/04/2011 at 23:56

    i think we built it, people came, then we moaned a lot, sulked, had a hissy fit or two and yet people stayed.

    hehehe

  • Amy10/04/2011 at 23:56

    i want many (minor) things but I'll detail them in the post :D

  • Jordan F110/04/2011 at 23:57

    Ken: Back down to the 7th for Vitaly Petrov here, having a decent go so far.... ohh no, thats wide, very, very wide, flying wide almost, woah, did not expect to see that, hits the rough, gets a vicious bounce across the fairway and lands in some pretty deep grass.

    Any news if Petrov requested a Mulligen for the 7th ? :P

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:57

    Yankees against the Red Sox starting in ten minutes. Derek Jeter #2 batting second. Nothing to do with his number

    http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/59358/1/watch-new-york-yankees-vs-boston-red-sox.html

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:57

    Sidepodpeople, the happy limpets of the internet :)

    i like the idea of being a limpet. i have no idea what one is though.

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:58

    Yankees against the Red Sox starting in ten minutes. Derek Jeter #2 batting second. Nothing to do with his number

    how is he still number #2 btw? i have this tee for about 7 years.

  • Kai10/04/2011 at 23:58

    i like the idea of being a limpet. i have no idea what one is though.

    phew. I thought it was yet another UK thing I didn't get. :)

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:58

    i like the idea of being a limpet. i have no idea what one is though.

    Little shelfish that hangs on like a limpet. Also a type of mine that is attached to a ship below the water line

  • Steven Roy10/04/2011 at 23:59

    how is he still number #2 btw? i have this tee for about 7 years.

    They tend to keep their numbers for they whole career

  • Mr C10/04/2011 at 23:59

    They tend to keep their numbers for they whole career

    ahh

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:00

    Little shelfish that hangs on like a limpet. Also a type of mine that is attached to a ship below the water line

    I'd rather be thought of as a little shellfish (or a little selfish? :( ) than a mine!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:00

    I'd rather be thought of as a little shellfish (or a little selfish? :( ) than a mine!

    Surely mine suggests selfish.

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:01

    Surely mine suggests selfish.

    hehehe

    A mine, not 'mine'.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:02

    first thoughts on baseball. all the clothes look really comfy.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:02

    A mine, not 'mine'.

    You need to be selfish to use 'a mine'??

  • Jordan F111/04/2011 at 00:03

    Kai 11/04/2011 at 00:53:02I have and they are all incredibly good.and with thousands of interesting comments. It is unbelievable that one site can have so many interesting, intelligent people

    They built it, people came.

    ...And Kai pulls a FOUL ball to left for strike one ! :P

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:03

    first thoughts on baseball. all the clothes look really comfy.

    Interesting thought

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:03

    Just think, Steven, maybe someday we'll be able to watch football again Sunday nights if the owners and players can make a deal.

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:03

    ...And Kai pulls a FOUL ball to left for strike one ! :P

    I've been practicing. :)

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 00:03

    first thoughts on baseball. all the clothes look really comfy.

    I meant to say, you can also get some games through ESPN America on Sky and maybe other things, but you have to pay.

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:03

    You need to be selfish to use 'a mine'??

    oh, I'm lost now. You're too smart for me.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:03

    Just think, Steven, maybe someday we'll be able to watch football again Sunday nights if the owners and players can make a deal.

    It would be nice. I wish they had a sensible season instead of just 16 games

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 00:03

    i like the idea of being a limpet. i have no idea what one is though.

    A limpet is a sea snail that is very difficult to remove from surfaces.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:04

    oh, I'm lost now. You're too smart for me.

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 00:04

    A mine, not 'mine'.

    Would you believe there's such a thing as a limpet mine?

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 00:04

    A limpet is a sea snail that is very difficult to remove from surfaces.

    Bit stubborn? Sounds like Mr C.

  • Jordan F111/04/2011 at 00:04

    Mr C 11/04/2011 at 00:55:03They built it, people came.

    i think we built it, people came, then we moaned a lot, sulked, had a hissy fit or two and yet people stayed.

    make a film out of that phil alden robinson :)

    I do not think that Phil Alden Robinson made that picture, but is not the basic plot to "The Natutral", starring Robert Redford ? :P

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:05

    I do not think that Phil Alden Robinson made that picture, but is not the basic plot to "The Natutral", starring Robert Redford ? :P

    he did. i checked on christine's blog.

    #win

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:05

    Would you believe there's such a thing as a limpet mine?

    I already said that

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:05

    Bit stubborn? Sounds like Mr C.

    WHA?

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 00:06

    WHA?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 00:06

    I already said that

    Sorry, I didn't see your comment until I posted mine

    #shouldcheckpendingmoreoften

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:07

    Sorry, I didn't see your comment until I posted mine

    The comments come in so fast that you can't read them all

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:08

    I need two screens to watch baseball now

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 00:08

    I'd better go to bed or else I'll sleep through the interview in the afternoon...

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:08

    I'd better go to bed or else I'll sleep through the interview in the afternoon...

    Good night and good luck

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:09

    Good night and good luck

    More movie talk?

    Good night Alia

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 00:09

    I'd better go to bed or else I'll sleep through the interview in the afternoon...

    good luck.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:10

    More movie talk?

    That one flew straight over my head

  • Jordan F111/04/2011 at 00:13

    Kai: 11/04/2011 at 01:03:22...And Kai pulls a FOUL ball to left for strike one !

    I've been practicing.

    At Fenway Park ? Then golf swing to go over the Monster....

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:15

    At Fenway Park ? Then golf swing to go over the Monster....

    That's a lot of height to get on a golf shot at that distance

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:16

    That one flew straight over my head

    "Good Night and Good Luck" with George Clooney.

    Here's some info on the NFL stuff happening. I haven't been following it, though.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/april-6-big-nfl-hearing-2011-4

  • Jordan F111/04/2011 at 00:16

    More movie talk?

    That one flew straight over my head

    Sorry, the pitcher is a little wild with his control. He;s not headhunting. Please do not storm the mound ....

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:18

    Here's some info on the NFL stuff happening. I haven't been following it, though.

    Can't beat a bunch of millionaires arguing with a bunch of billionaires

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:20

    Can't beat a bunch of millionaires arguing with a bunch of billionaires

    Nicely put.

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:21

    Can't beat a bunch of millionaires arguing with a bunch of billionaires

    That's why I don't care how it goes, just whether they're going to play this year or not. And I assume they will, that's how they got the millions and billions.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:22

    That's why I don't care how it goes, just whether they're going to play this year or not. And I assume they will, that's how they got the millions and billions.

    Just like F1. When the green light goes out they will race

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:27

    It's going to be 78F/25C tomorrow??

    Wow, that affects clothing choice in a big way...

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:28

    Wow, that affects clothing choice in a big way...

    No need for snow shoes

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:28

    No need for snow shoes

    Not tomorrow, anyway. :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:29

    Not tomorrow, anyway. :)

    Stick them in the car for the return journey just in case

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:30

    Stick them in the car for the return journey just in case

    good idea

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 00:30

    Best head to bed despite not really wanting to, pesky work. :)

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:30

    Best head to bed despite not really wanting to, pesky work. :)

    I know the feeling. Sleep well.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:31

    Yankees had a lucky escape in the first. Sox had two men on and nearly hit a single.

    I missed yesterday's game but the Sox were 1 for 17 (yes 17) with runners in scoring position. Unsurprisingly they lost.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:31

    Night Pat

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 00:46

    ahhhh bed

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:48

    ahhhh bed

    You made to bed after being up for so long and you are commenting from it?

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:48

    You made to bed after being up for so long and you are commenting from it?

    Of course she is. We wouldn't have it any other way. :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 00:49

    You made to bed after being up for so long and you are commenting from it?

    of course :D

    Kate says on her picture

    "Thankyou so much! with all these REAL people voting, we have to be the winners :-) keep this an honest competition please guys, otherwise it's just not fair x"

    what is she implying? I haven't seen any signs that anyone is cheating?

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:49

    Brundle:

    MBrundleF1 Martin Brundle

    Ferrari + Alonso raised the Hamilton blocking issue and subsequent penalty post race which is why we didn't hear about it before the flag.

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:50

    MBrundleF1 Martin Brundle

    The F1 Stewards, who vary race by race, are going to have to be very clear, consistent, and fair on what is considered one defensive move.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:50

    what is she implying? I haven't seen any signs that anyone is cheating?

    I guess she is trying to spin something. I haven't noticed who is voting for anyone else.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:51

    Of course she is. We wouldn't have it any other way. :)

    :D

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:51

    Ferrari + Alonso raised the Hamilton blocking issue and subsequent penalty post race which is why we didn't hear about it before the flag.

    oooooh damn. in debrief we say "nobody raised it, what was the issue".

    oops.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 00:51

    Why does Alonso care about Massa?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 00:51

    I guess she is trying to spin something. I haven't noticed who is voting for anyone else.

    shes the one thats gotten 100 likes in the last 24 hours, nothing else looks weird to me!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 00:52

    oooooh damn. in debrief we say "nobody raised it, what was the issue".

    Just claim that Nobody is Anandos new nickname and thats what you meant all along.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:52

    The F1 Stewards, who vary race by race, are going to have to be very clear, consistent, and fair on what is considered one defensive move.

    Absolutely right. Trouble was today they were not consistent over one race. There should only be one steward and he should do all the races. Solves the problem

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:52

    Ferrari + Alonso raised the Hamilton blocking issue and subsequent penalty post race which is why we didn't hear about it before the flag.

    I had no idea

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:53

    shes the one thats gotten 100 likes in the last 24 hours, nothing else looks weird to me!

    Maybe denying to hide something

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:54

    Why does Alonso care about Massa?

    massa? hamilton was blocking alonso wasn't he?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:54

    massa? hamilton was blocking alonso wasn't he?

    Allegedly

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 00:54

    Maybe denying to hide something

    The guy who won the trip to the Melbourne GP has posted his blog which has a photo captioned "Me with Keikki"

    *sigh*

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 00:54

    massa? hamilton was blocking alonso wasn't he?

    Oh. Ha. I watched the race. Honest.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:55

    The guy who won the trip to the Melbourne GP has posted his blog which has a photo captioned "Me with Keikki"

    :(

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:55

    Oh. Ha. I watched the race. Honest.

    hehe. it was right before alonso smashed into him.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:56

    Oh. Ha. I watched the race. Honest.

    Can you prove that? Is there any evidence?

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:56

    The guy who won the trip to the Melbourne GP has posted his blog which has a photo captioned "Me with Keikki"

    These people should just step aside, I mean, really.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:56

    Ferrari + Alonso raised the Hamilton blocking issue and subsequent penalty post race which is why we didn't hear about it before the flag.

    shouldn't alonso have complained at the time, not after the race? either he saw the weaving or he didn't, he was 0.000 seconds behind him.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 00:56

    Can you prove that? Is there any evidence?

    Really not! Ask me any question and I would fail :)

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:57

    Really not! Ask me any question and I would fail :)

    who's on first?

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 00:57

    shouldn't alonso have complained at the time, not after the race? either he saw the weaving or he didn't, he was 0.000 seconds behind him.

    hehehe! 0.000 seconds behind him... that's when his wing got bitten, right?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:57

    shes the one thats gotten 100 likes in the last 24 hours, nothing else looks weird to me!

    She even said she is not a fan. Melbourne was her first exposure to F1

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 00:58

    She even said she is not a fan. Melbourne was her first exposure to F1

    I did wonder if trying to sell yourself as an F1 fan by starting off with "I thought working at the F1 would suck" or something along those lines was the wrong way to go about it. Seems to have worked for her though :D

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:58

    who's on first?

    No-one the inning just ended. Had you asked a minute ago I could have answered

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:58

    shes the one thats gotten 100 likes in the last 24 hours, nothing else looks weird to me!

    sounds like a guilty comment then?

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 00:58

    No-one the inning just ended. Had you asked a minute ago I could have answered

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 00:59

    I did wonder if trying to sell yourself as an F1 fan by starting off with "I thought working at the F1 would suck" or something along those lines was the wrong way to go about it. Seems to have worked for her though :D

    I can't imagine why you would think working in F1 would suck. Of all the sucky jobs, F1 is not up there.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 00:59

    I did wonder if trying to sell yourself as an F1 fan by starting off with "I thought working at the F1 would suck" or something along those lines was the wrong way to go about it. Seems to have worked for her though :D

    It will be interesting to see how Air Asia decide.

    Have you thought of posting links to some of your F1 stuff in the comments? Like the competition and two tours

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 01:00

    I can't imagine why you would think working in F1 would suck. Of all the sucky jobs, F1 is not up there.

    I think she was selling programmes, that'd be pretty sucky.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:01

    I can't imagine why you would think working in F1 would suck. Of all the sucky jobs, F1 is not up there.

    I would love to know why she would think that. I would also love to know why someone who wants to be an uber fan would say that

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 01:01

    I think she was selling programmes, that'd be pretty sucky.

    Oh yea. Or checking tickets or something. Fair enough then :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 01:01

    Have you thought of posting links to some of your F1 stuff in the comments? Like the competition and two tours

    I thought about it but I didn't want to come across too 'well she's already had pretty awesome access so she doesn't need any more'

    I tried to twitpic a photo of my air asia plane but the stupid internet on my phone wouldn't send it before all electronic devices had to be turned off :(

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:01

    I think she was selling programmes, that'd be pretty sucky.

    But why is F1 worse than doing that for anything else? Was she not working for a newspaper?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 01:02

    I would love to know why she would think that. I would also love to know why someone who wants to be an uber fan would say that

    either her or Laura commented to say something about having a great time in Seoul. I think they might be quite disappointed by a love motel in Mokpo :D

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:02

    I tried to twitpic a photo of my air asia plane but the stupid internet on my phone wouldn't send it before all electronic devices had to be turned off :(

    Send it now

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 01:02

    Send it now

    I'll go hunt down my phone. Battery died :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:04

    I am not enjoying the baseball tonight. Yankees need to improve rapidly or they are going to be in trouble.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:06

    Following today's discussion on how penalties should be applied in sport. Baseball believes in the real time mass debate version

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:08

    Following today's discussion on how penalties should be applied in sport. Baseball believes in the real time mass debate version

    in what sense?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:11

    in what sense?

    The umpire makes a decision and assorted players and coaches run at him, all talking at the same time and after the discussion he usually doesn't change the decision. People in baseball seem to like arguing. Managers and coaches just stroll on the field when they feel like it to talk to their players or argue with the umpires. Sometimes the stroll is an aggressive sprint

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:11

    The umpire makes a decision and assorted players and coaches run at him, all talking at the same time and after the discussion he usually doesn't change the decision. People in baseball seem to like arguing. Managers and coaches just stroll on the field when they feel like it to talk to their players or argue with the umpires. Sometimes the stroll is an aggressive sprint

    hehehe, understood.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:15

    more from gp+ (am loving this weeks edition):

    After watching the Red Bull on television on Friday, BBC’s Martin Brundle was moved to comment privately: “I had a good look at the Red Bull front wing in action just now, and it’s not moving, there’s no movement at all in it. But just look at the amount of rake of that car. The whole thing is just a flying wing!”

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:16

    After watching the Red Bull on television on Friday, BBC’s Martin Brundle was moved to comment privately: “I had a good look at the Red Bull front wing in action just now, and it’s not moving, there’s no movement at all in it. But just look at the amount of rake of that car. The whole thing is just a flying wing!”

    We had still pictures of theRedBull and the McLaren at the same spot on the track in Melbourne and the Red Bull wing was lower

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:20

    We had still pictures of theRedBull and the McLaren at the same spot on the track in Melbourne and the Red Bull wing was lower

    from reading the mag, brawn agrees red bull are running a steeper rake, but he thinks the mclaren is fast enough to prove that it isn't necessary for everyone else to do the same.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:22

    from reading the mag, brawn agrees red bull are running a steeper rake, but he thinks the mclaren is fast enough to prove that it isn't necessary for everyone else to do the same.

    Red Bull are definitely running more rake. I agree it is not necessary for everyone to do the same.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:28

    this says everything you need know about mallya in one tiny sentence:

    Tata, which is now the owner of the Jaguar car company, and which wanted to make sure that there was an Indian driver on the grid for the first F1 Indian Grand Prix but did not want to be involved with Force India...

    this is my favourite gp+ for ages. good knowledge.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:29

    Tata, which is now the owner of the Jaguar car company, and which wanted to make sure that there was an Indian driver on the grid for the first F1 Indian Grand Prix but did not want to be involved with Force India...

    Quite incredible.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:31

    Quite incredible.

    interesting also that TATA didn't go for karun, who's not tied to FIF1 either.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:33

    interesting also that TATA didn't go for karun, who's not tied to FIF1 either.

    I guess that Lotus are already associated with that team and they could be seen as a rival to Jaguar. But with the money they have they could have placed him at Williams or some other midfield team.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:34

    also from gp+ hispania used http://www.box.net/ to put together their car.

    they are the most media|future|change team out there.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:35

    also from gp+ hispania used http://www.box.net/ to put together their car.

    Interesting. I see Virgin media's logo on that page

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:36

    Time for bed.

    Baseball is not going according to plan but there is a long way to go

    Night Mr C and anyone else who is lurking.

    Go to sleep Amy

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 01:36

    Go to sleep Amy

    zzzz :D

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 01:37

    Time for bed.

    Night night

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:37

    Time for bed.

    what? christine is about to release debrief :)

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 01:37

    what? christine is about to release debrief :)

    I stayed up later than Steven!!

    Get in.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:38

    zzzz :D

    :D

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:38

    I stayed up later than Steven!!

    Get in.

    good lord.

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 01:38

    I stayed up later than Steven!!

    That's amazing.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 01:39

    That's amazing.

    It is unlikely to ever happen again :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:39

    what? christine is about to release debrief :)

    She used to sleep at sensible times. We have corrupted her

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:39

    I stayed up later than Steven!!

    Get in.

    :D

  • Kai11/04/2011 at 01:39

    It is unlikely to ever happen again :)

    And I am here to witness this occasion! *bows*

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:40

    It is unlikely to ever happen again :)

    You never know. I may start going to bed at 10pm

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:41

    You never know. I may start going to bed at 10pm

    steven, there's a piece about chaparell and carbon fibre in gp+ you may like too.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 01:41

    I am really going this time

    Night all

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 01:43

    Ping! http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-debrief-like-a-spaceship-painted-black-and-gold

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 01:43
  • Kai11/04/2011 at 02:01

    Night folks

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 02:02

    Night folks

    night kai

  • OzMatt/mattg8111/04/2011 at 02:57

    Yay, new Debrief for my weekend!!

  • Sidepodcast Update11/04/2011 at 05:45
  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 06:49

    Morning. Thanks for the link RG!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 07:27

    I want someone to come home so I can hurry up and go see my brother.

    This will teach me to not take my keys to Malaysia :D

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 07:43

    I want someone to come home so I can hurry up and go see my brother.

    Are you stuck outside?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 07:44

    Are you stuck outside?

    no, I did luckily manage to take my mailbox key with me so I asked my flatmate to leave her keys in the mailbox this morning. Now I have to wait for her to come back so I can let her in before I can leave the house )

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 07:47

    no, I did luckily manage to take my mailbox key with me so I asked my flatmate to leave her keys in the mailbox this morning. Now I have to wait for her to come back so I can let her in before I can leave the house )

    Can you mail them to her, or did she leave you her mailbox key too?

    When do we find out the grand winner of the contest?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 07:51

    Can you mail them to her, or did she leave you her mailbox key too?

    she left me her mailbox key too, otherwise that would have been a good system :D

    When do we find out the grand winner of the contest?

    supposed to be today but the working day is over so maybe tomorrow :)

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 07:53

    I have a take out menu here which lists an arnold palmer:

    half ice tea half lemonade.

    Ive never had one, but really craving the concept right now!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 07:55

    Ive never had one, but really craving the concept right now!

    that sounds quite tasty. My lunch at Sepang came with lemon iced tea and it was quite tasty. I don't think I'd ever even tried iced tea before.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 07:55

    half ice tea half lemonade.

    ooh I like those!

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 07:57

    that sounds quite tasty. My lunch at Sepang came with lemon iced tea and it was quite tasty. I don't think I'd ever even tried iced tea before.

    I drink a lot of green ice tea with ice and lemon,

    When i first tried it i thought it tasted like mouthwash, but really love it now

    The idea of having proper lemonade with it sounds really good though, maybe even with 7up!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 07:59

    I am going to a buffet for dinner tonight. I want to eat myself to death :D

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 08:01

    I am going to a buffet for dinner tonight. I want to eat myself to death :D

    I did friday brunch at altlantis last weekend. it lasts 4 hours, there were 5 kitchens, 10 bar stands all with different things.

    Still recovering!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 08:01

    I did friday brunch at altlantis last weekend. it lasts 4 hours, there were 5 kitchens, 10 bar stands all with different things.

    sounds epic :D

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 08:04

    sounds epic :D

    I really want to go back again. They were charging only about half of what i think they could have.I dont think i could handle it soon though!

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:06

    I am going to a buffet for dinner tonight. I want to eat myself to death :D

    Sounds like a yummy way of doing it, (but please make sure you are around to give us a summary afterwards ;) )

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:17

    morning....

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:18

    morning....

    Good morning!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:19

    hi ali,

    how are you?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:20

    how are you?

    Fine, thank you. Reading through Interviewing For Dummies one last time before the afternoon gets going (I'm already packed for the occasion).

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:21

    Fine, thank you. Reading through Interviewing For Dummies one last time before the afternoon gets going (I'm already packed for the occasion).

    Oooohh... very best of luck

    :)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:22

    Fine, thank you. Reading through Interviewing For Dummies one last time before the afternoon gets going (I'm already packed for the occasion).

    ooh what are you going for?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:23

    ooh what are you going for?

    Administration Assistant at a solicitor's call centre in Nottingham.

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:24

    how is post race weekend and pre race weekend Monday treating everybody ?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:26

    Administration Assistant at a solicitor's call centre in Nottingham.

    Excellent. Good luck and all that.

    Thought you lived far from Nottingham though?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:26

    how is post race weekend and pre race weekend Monday treating everybody ?

    It's treating me well. I have an interview this afternoon, followed by my last Duke of Edinburgh group (I'm being "pensioned off" due to exceeding its age limit).

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:27

    how is post race weekend and pre race weekend Monday treating everybody ?

    Speaking of which...

    PING-->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/2011-malaysian-grand-prix-rd-2/

    ;)

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:27

    Thought you lived far from Nottingham though?

    I live just under an hour away. But it's the place offering the most jobs in my travel area (according to JobCentre rules, I cannot reject any job within an hour's travel on the basis of distance).

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 08:31

    boo flatmate said she'd be home now but shes still 30 min away. Stupid keys!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:33

    how is post race weekend and pre race weekend Monday treating everybody ?

    Good - a little tired from a fab weekend - driving was scary on Friday as we had to cross the Great Belt Bridge in gale force winds which was fun!

    Then Saturday we went to my niece's birthday party, where she called us the best Aunty and Gavin in the world, then asked why we weren't eating at her house for dinner :)

    Then after the race on Sunday we went to my mate's house for a beer and a chat in his sunny garden. So all good!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:33

    I live just under an hour away. But it's the place offering the most jobs in my travel area (according to JobCentre rules, I cannot reject any job within an hour's travel on the basis of distance).

    I see. Will commuting be OK then?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:34

    I see. Will commuting be OK then?

    Should be. There are 2 train routes to Nottingham and the tram takes me the rest of the way.

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:34

    Looking back at the weekend, looks like (at least at Sepang) the only thing that separated Team Lotus from the back end of the midfield were those few KERS generated tenths ...

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 08:35

    Looking back at the weekend, looks like (at least at Sepang) the only thing that separated Team Lotus from the back end of the midfield were those few KERS generated tenths ...

    Very good point!

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:35

    Looking back at the weekend, looks like (at least at Sepang) the only thing that separated Team Lotus from the back end of the midfield were those few KERS generated tenths ...

    Look out in Monaco then!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:36

    Should be. There are 2 train routes to Nottingham and the tram takes me the rest of the way.

    Cool. I shall be visiting my Grand Parents in Nottingham in July as my parents are coming over from NZ to visit them and us...

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 08:37

    Looking back at the weekend, looks like (at least at Sepang) the only thing that separated Team Lotus from the back end of the midfield were those few KERS generated tenths ...

    woot

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:43

    woot

    well it may be slightly more but they were only about half a second behind Maldonado in quali and Kovi finished the race right behing Alguersuari. so imagine the additional 3-4 tenths a lap KERS kick ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:43

    well it may be slightly more but they were only about half a second behind Maldonado in quali and Kovi finished the race right behing Alguersuari. so imagine the additional 3-4 tenths a lap KERS kick ...

    Kova was also battling with Rosberg for a while too, although Rosberg was simply dire yesterday

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:44

    Looking back at the weekend, looks like (at least at Sepang) the only thing that separated Team Lotus from the back end of the midfield were those few KERS generated tenths ...

    Want to put some numbers together so we can make a post on it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:46

    Want to put some numbers together so we can make a post on it?

    Got a press release this morning about the pitstop battles and whatnot. Didn't get a chance to look it over in much depth - seemed like a tonne of numbers

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:46

    Want to put some numbers together so we can make a post on it?

    I do not really have the time to spare these days but this thought came to me after watching the Forum during my lunch today, when they bugged Newey with all the KERS questions. And when they said it worth 3-4 tenths a lap for some reason the first thing that came to mind was the gap between Lotus and those just ahead of them

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:46

    Got a press release this morning about the pitstop battles and whatnot. Didn't get a chance to look it over in much depth - seemed like a tonne of numbers

    Can you send it to me, see if i can make sense of it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:47

    Question for people:

    Any thoughts on Hispania's performance this weekend, especially Liuzzi?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:47

    I do not really have the time to spare these days but this thought came to me after watching the Forum during my lunch today, when they bugged Newey with all the KERS questions. And when they said it worth 3-4 tenths a lap for some reason the first thing that came to mind was the gap between Lotus and those just ahead of them

    OK. I'm interested to look into this, so if you want to collaborate I would be happy to do so.

    When did Vettel get told to turn off his KERS?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:47

    Can you send it to me, see if i can make sense of it?

    Mid if I send it at lunch - am in the office at the minute

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:48

    When did Vettel get told to turn off his KERS?

    Lap 29

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:48

    Any thoughts on Hispania's performance this weekend, especially Liuzzi?

    I was quite impressed actually. A great turnaround considering it was a flyaway race.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:48

    Mid if I send it at lunch - am in the office at the minute

    no probs - will DM you my email.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:49

    I was quite impressed actually. A great turnaround considering it was a flyaway race.

    Seemed to be more confidence too.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:49

    Lap 29

    Excellent - thanks for that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:49

    no probs - will DM you my email.

    Sweet

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:50

    on another (Lotus) topic. this is what Joe wrote in GP+:

    I was surprised all of a sudden in the first corner when I saw something black in my mirrors, the Renaults! (Vettel after the race)

    I am 100% positive Vettel called that black car Lotus not Renault during the press conference :-)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:50

    Sweet

    Done. To your Twitter account with the old racing car as the avatar.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:51

    I am 100% positive Vettel called that black car Lotus not Renault during the press conference :-)

    He did call them Lotus.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 08:52

    When did Vettel get told to turn off his KERS?

    Lap 29

    Wasnt he told not to use it?

    That could be different- maybe they ony intended to use it at the start or in overtaking situations and he got a bit button happy?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:52

    I am 100% positive Vettel called that black car Lotus not Renault during the press conference :-)

    both Vet and Ham called them Lotus

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:53

    Any thoughts on Hispania's performance this weekend, especially Liuzzi?

    Still not impressed, but at least they're looking vaguely competent.

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:53

    both Vet and Ham called them Lotus

    advantage Bahar ...

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:53

    Wasnt he told not to use it?

    He was - and Vettel asked to confirm the message a lap later.

    That could be different- maybe they ony intended to use it at the start or in overtaking situations and he got a bit button happy?

    I'm going to look into the laptimes to see what difference no KERS made to him.

    Which teams DON'T run KERS? HRT, Virgin, Lotus and anyone else?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:54

    Which teams DON'T run KERS? HRT, Virgin, Lotus and anyone else?

    Just those three, as a general rule.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:54

    Just those three, as a general rule.

    Thanks :)

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:55

    Any thoughts on Hispania's performance this weekend, especially Liuzzi?

    frankly I have no idea how these guys do what they do ... one can only have respect for the people working at the team. in terms of performance they are no worse than Minardi used to be ... Minardi was everybody's darling, Hispania is sort of everybody's laugh ...

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:55

    Which teams DON'T run KERS? HRT, Virgin, Lotus and anyone else?

    Red Bull :-)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 08:56

    frankly I have no idea how these guys do what they do ... one can only have respect for the people working at the team. in terms of performance they are no worse than Minardi used to be ... Minardi was everybody's darling, Hispania is sort of everybody's laugh ...

    Minardi were seen as the last of the end of an era...

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 08:56

    advantage Bahar ...

    I heard something interesting about him being in town trying to raise funding recently. Not sure how serious/successful it was though.

    maybe he was just trying to sell cars, they dont have any dealers here yet.

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:57

    frankly I have no idea how these guys do what they do ... one can only have respect for the people working at the team. in terms of performance they are no worse than Minardi used to be ... Minardi was everybody's darling, Hispania is sort of everybody's laugh ...

    Hispania might have been able to be the new Minardi if Adrian Campos had still been in charge. When Colin Kolles came in, it was like the Minardi sale to Red Bull minus the money.

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:58

    Hispania might have been able to be the new Minardi if Adrian Campos had still been in charge. When Colin Kolles came in, it was like the Minardi sale to Red Bull minus the money.

    The only reason why there is a team is because Kolles came in and Adrian Campos is no longer in charge ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 08:58

    Hispania might have been able to be the new Minardi if Adrian Campos had still been in charge. When Colin Kolles came in, it was like the Minardi sale to Red Bull minus the money.

    Kolles isn't the owner surely - it's Carabante. Kolles just keeps the team from collapsing, surely?

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 08:59

    Also, Minardi never looked quite as farcical as Hispania - to the best of my knowledge, they never had to build up a car for the second driver on qualifying day, didn't talk rubbish about driver changes and generally seemed to be in it for enjoyment and not as a stressed-out chore between DTM and LMS assignments...

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 08:59

    Kolles isn't the owner surely - it's Carabante. Kolles just keeps the team from collapsing, surely?

    there is very interesting piece on Hispania in the latest GP+ . Not trying to sell the mag here, just saying the article is inteesting

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 09:00

    The only reason why there is a team is because Kolles came in and Adrian Campos is no longer in charge ...

    This is true, and one could argue the same applied with Minardi and Toro Rosso. Doesn't keep the charm in though - and the charm issue is the main thing separating Hispania from Minardi in terms of regard.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 09:00

    Hispania might have been able to be the new Minardi if Adrian Campos had still been in charge. When Colin Kolles came in, it was like the Minardi sale to Red Bull minus the money.

    Kolles isn't the owner surely - it's Carabante. Kolles just keeps the team from collapsing, surely?

    He strikes me as being a bit of a big spender, but not really a budget constructor. Which is odd as he doesnt seem to have masses of cash & hangs around teams he wants to build up

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:00

    This is true, and one could argue the same applied with Minardi and Toro Rosso. Doesn't keep the charm in though - and the charm issue is the main thing separating Hispania from Minardi in terms of regard.

    Minardi had history, Hispania has none - that is separating them at the moment. not much else though ...

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 09:01

    finally on my way to meet brother, only 30 minutes late :) i wonder if he has my present :D

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 09:01

    Kolles isn't the owner surely - it's Carabante. Kolles just keeps the team from collapsing, surely?

    We don't see Carabante, he just (supposedly) provides the cash. Kolles is master and commander of the project. A very practical and organised guy, but he'll never be a charismatic one (yes, I do realise the first two traits are much more important than the latter, but to be regarded well by fans, some charisma in the place is helpful).

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:03

    there is very interesting piece on Hispania in the latest GP+ . Not trying to sell the mag here, just saying the article is inteesting

    Already subscribed

    ;)

    He strikes me as being a bit of a big spender, but not really a budget constructor. Which is odd as he doesnt seem to have masses of cash & hangs around teams he wants to build up

    He's always struck me as the exact opposite - someone that keeps teams afloat, preparing for ownership transfer, when the real owners were tightfisted

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:03

    WKolles is master and commander of the project. A very practical and organised guy, but he'll never be a charismatic one

    He is a dentist, who likes dentists ? :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:03

    We don't see Carabante, he just (supposedly) provides the cash. Kolles is master and commander of the project. A very practical and organised guy, but he'll never be a charismatic one (yes, I do realise the first two traits are much more important than the latter, but to be regarded well by fans, some charisma in the place is helpful).

    Carabante is at virtually every race

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 09:04

    Carabante is at virtually every race

    I've never seen him at one. Thank you for telling me because otherwise I'd never have known...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:05

    I've never seen him at one. Thank you for telling me because otherwise I'd never have known...

    He's quite a young guy with more money than sense

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:05

    He's quite a young guy with more money than sense

    Well not that young, but he's not a Branson type

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:07

    Well not that young, but he's not a Branson type

    ... his team has about the same pace as Branson's (well almost) ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:07

    ... his team has about the same pace as Branson's (well almost) ...

    Good golly, how long before Branson finally jumps?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 09:10

    Carabante is at virtually every race

    I've never seen him at one. Thank you for telling me because otherwise I'd never have known...

    He's quite a young guy with more money than sense

    There is a pic of him on Facebook - looks a lot younger than I expected?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 09:11

    Good golly, how long before Branson finally jumps?

    Who knows?

    And is it worse to restrict yourself to a budget cap knowing you are massively behind, or to fight for every last scrap and look foolish along the way?

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:13

    another thought that came to my mind is that of the Brackley team. Looks like again after a freaky competitive season (2009 as Brawn) they are back to where they always belonged as Honda (except the freaky season 2004) ...

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 09:13

    You know how Mr C once injured himself swatting a fly? Keith at F1 Fanatic may sympathise with him as he's just broken a window doing something similar...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:13

    There is a pic of him on Facebook - looks a lot younger than I expected?

    I think he may have had some... ehhhh... work

    ;)

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 09:13

    And is it worse to restrict yourself to a budget cap knowing you are massively behind, or to fight for every last scrap and look foolish along the way?

    Everyone else is on the same budget cap next year, supposedly.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:14

    another thought that came to my mind is that of the Brackley team. Looks like again after a freaky competitive season (2009 as Brawn) they are back to where they always belonged as Honda (except the freaky season 2004) ...

    I think yesterday's Mercedes showing was amplified somewhat by Rosberg just being... bad. Schuey well and truly beat him yesterday

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:18

    I think yesterday's Mercedes showing was amplified somewhat by Rosberg just being... bad. Schuey well and truly beat him yesterday

    their car looks to hopeless though. last year they were unhappy but they were at least regular top 8 to 10 with Rosberg often in top 5 while Schumacher was learning how to drive a car that has colour other than red. this year they were to make a step forward resulting in barely getting into top 10 ... sounds so Honda familiar ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:25

    their car looks to hopeless though. last year they were unhappy but they were at least regular top 8 to 10 with Rosberg often in top 5 while Schumacher was learning how to drive a car that has colour other than red. this year they were to make a step forward resulting in barely getting into top 10 ... sounds so Honda familiar ...

    I would just love to be a fly in the wall in that factory, just to see where it's all going wrong.

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:31

    I would just love to be a fly in the wall in that factory, just to see where it's all going wrong.

    nothing is right, there is simply the 5 years waiting time before the next good car comes out of Brackley. no matter what they do they have to wait till 2014 :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:37

    nothing is right, there is simply the 5 years waiting time before the next good car comes out of Brackley. no matter what they do they have to wait till 2014 :-)

    At which point Nico might finally win a race...

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 09:39

    At which point Nico might finally win a race...

    he may win a bit earlier but only under the condition that it rains in Hungary on race days. but that is occurrence even rarer than good car coming out of Brackley :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 09:40

    he may win a bit earlier but only under the condition that it rains in Hungary on race days. but that is occurrence even rarer than good car coming out of Brackley :-)

    :D

    Going back to the BAR days, that factory has a chequered history...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 10:35

    Hmmmm... Must be honest, I would rather be at home having a cuppa right now

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:10

    has anybody seen this penalty kick :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Nv4iB0N0Y&feature=player_embedded

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 11:10

    Joe suggesting that alonso might have been trying to puncture hamiltons tyre...

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/the-penalties-in-sepang-a-little-analysis/

    Dont think he will be enjoying the pasta at ferrari hospitality in china!

    & surprise surprise hamilton's penalty likely came from the moaning spaniard protesting after the race

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:11

    Joe suggesting that alonso might have been trying to puncture hamiltons tyre...

    I thought that was more like listing out all sorts of things that stewards would look into when investigating, not that it was something that Alonso actually tried to do

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 11:12

    Joe suggesting that alonso might have been trying to puncture hamiltons tyre...

    I just think "no", because it's seems like a far, far too risky thing to do with more than ten laps to go

    & surprise surprise hamilton's penalty likely came from the moaning spaniard protesting after the race

    No surprise there - no notification of an investigation came up during the race.

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:15

    No surprise there - no notification of an investigation came up during the race.

    I do not want to look too smart here but I was actually wondering at the time that Hamilton penalty incident took place whether he was not weaving a bit too much ... did not pay much attention to it as no one in commentary box seemed to notice. but I was not surprised at all by the penalty afterwards.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 11:16

    :/

    Ladytron are playing in London in June and I've no spare cash for tickets - booooooo....

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 11:16

    The times paywall is down, if you ever wondered what you were/were'nt missing from mr eason http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/formulaone/formula-one-blog/

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 11:19

    Joe suggesting that alonso might have been trying to puncture hamiltons tyre...

    I thought that was more like listing out all sorts of things that stewards would look into when investigating, not that it was something that Alonso actually tried to do

    To be fair he does say in his comments thats not how he meant it, but thats certainly not how i read it!

    I find it interesting it was there. Ferrari wont like it

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 11:20

    I do not want to look too smart here but I was actually wondering at the time that Hamilton penalty incident took place whether he was not weaving a bit too much

    I think a few people jumped to the conclusion that Hamilton was penalised because of weaving leading directly to the crash.

    However in my race notes, I jotted down that on "Lap 45 - Hamilton defended very hard"

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:22

    I do not want to look too smart here but I was actually wondering at the time that Hamilton penalty incident took place whether he was not weaving a bit too much ... did not pay much attention to it as no one in commentary box seemed to notice. but I was not surprised at all by the penalty afterwards.

    I thought he would be penalised - albeit I don't agree that he should have been.

    Joe suggesting that alonso might have been trying to puncture hamiltons tyre...

    I just think "no", because it's seems like a far, far too risky thing to do with more than ten laps to go

    To be fair he does say in his comments thats not how he meant it, but thats certainly not how i read it!

    Yet another example of Joe not fully articulating his point and having to rigourously defend it...

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 11:24

    This bit?

    The other point to consider is that Whiting did not consider the collision to have been sufficiently serious to warrant an investigation during the race, so he must therefore have looked at it again later and decided to report the incident to the Stewards. What was that he saw that led him to take action? Did he, perhaps, suspect that Alonso ran into Hamilton deliberately, hoping to cut the McLaren driver’s rear tyre and that the move backfired and he damaged his front wing?

    It's just a question, isn't it?

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:25

    It's just a question, isn't it?

    yes, I think it is just a question, similar to EJ's talk about Hamilton brake testing Alonso without really suggesting that Hamilton actually did that

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:26

    It's just a question, isn't it?

    Yep, but when you write something like that, you're just baiting the trolls.

    Perhaps this would have sounded better:

    "Did Charlie Whiting feel that there was more to the incident than the TV cameras suggested - warranting a request to review the data?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:26

    yes, I think it is just a question, similar to EJ's talk about Hamilton brake testing Alonso without really suggesting that Hamilton actually did that

    At least Joe remembered his question, mind ;)

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:27

    At least Joe remembered his question, mind ;)

    the show would not be the same without EJ (for better or worse) :-)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:27

    the show would not be the same without EJ (for better or worse) :-)

    Fair call :)

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2011 at 11:28

    At least Joe remembered his question, mind ;)

    EJ invented questions

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:29

    EJ invented questions

    He also invented amnesia ;)

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:29

    fun moment for me however goes to Seb Vet when he asked if he can say "ass". and as a result the Forum is marked on iPlayer as "containing strong language" :-)

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 11:29

    Yep, but when you write something like that, you're just baiting the trolls.

    Okay, but that's different to not "fully articulating his point". I'd say your rewrite would lead to "like what, like what, what do you know" questions which is probably just as annoying as having to deal with trolls.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 11:30

    It's just a question, isn't it?

    You could read it as a suggestion though.

    Im inclined to believe Joe is experienced enough to know the reaction that would get, maybe someone in the paddock hinted at it?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:31

    Okay, but that's different to not "fully articulating his point". I'd say your rewrite would lead to "like what, like what, what do you know" questions which is probably just as annoying as having to deal with trolls.

    I suppose. But I can't see why he would want to write that and then have to tell everyone in the comments how off the mark they are? Seems like a waste of time to me.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:31

    Im inclined to believe Joe is experienced enough to know the reaction that would get, maybe someone in the paddock hinted at it?

    Probably McLaren to get back at Ferrari complaining about Hamilton weaving?

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:34

    Im inclined to believe Joe is experienced enough to know the reaction that would get, maybe someone in the paddock hinted at it?

    I admit I enjoyed picking on few Joe's mis steps in the recent past but frankly I see nothing wrong in this case

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 11:35

    I admit I enjoyed picking on few Joe's mis steps in the recent past but frankly I see nothing wrong in this case

    I think Nick is onto something though - Joe wouldn't just throw that out there without some basis of fact ... he probably doesn't have enough to say more though.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 11:35

    I suppose. But I can't see why he would want to write that and then have to tell everyone in the comments how off the mark they are? Seems like a waste of time to me.

    True enough.

    To me, there's a difference between suggesting something happened and saying let's consider the concept of...

    However you're right. Every time we speak to Joe he says he's tightening up on the comments, but each time I look over there he's telling someone to hush up :)

  • F1Wolf11/04/2011 at 11:37

    totally off topic but this is funny - one president stealing a pen while the other president is talking :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpe4T0lXZcE&feature=player_embedded

  • Sidepodcast Update11/04/2011 at 11:45
  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:01

    After the GP again today, I can't believe either Hamilton or alonso were penalized. Much as I hate to say it, especially Alonso. It didn't look any different to everything else going on in the race to me.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:12

    After the GP again today, I can't believe either Hamilton or alonso were penalized. Much as I hate to say it, especially Alonso. It didn't look any different to everything else going on in the race to me.

    Seems like it could have been a bit of tit-for-tat moaning to me.

    The Penalty on Alonso was harsh for me because he got penalised twice - he had to pit for a new wing anyway so he already lost time.

    The Penalty on Hamilton seems harsh and I reckon is based on last year's weaving antics - smacks of inconsistent stewarding and heavy handedness, just like the bad old days.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:13

    brother has departed. He was disorientated so i hope he found his hotel :D

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:14

    brother has departed. He was disorientated so i hope he found his hotel :D

    I seem to remember you saying he hadnt left new Zealand before but was going on a world tour?

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:14

    that sounds quite tasty. My lunch at Sepang came with lemon iced tea and it was quite tasty. I don't think I'd ever even tried iced tea before.

    Iced tea is the best! :)

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:15

    Hey Amy - Man, that contest has gone really crazy now. Hoping the judges still see it your way, but even if they don't, it looks like the two in front of you are really going for a fight - allegations of fraud and everything.

    That's the trouble of voting contests for you...

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:16

    I seem to remember you saying he hadnt left new Zealand before but was going on a world tour?

    he came here for the grand Prix in 09 but other than that he has been nowhere. His girlfriend is dragging him to California in august :)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:18

    Hey Amy - Man, that contest has gone really crazy now. Hoping the judges still see it your way, but even if they don't, it looks like the two in front of you are really going for a fight - allegations of fraud and everything.

    Saw a comment from Kate - I wonder who she is referring to?

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:20

    Hey Amy - Man, that contest has gone really crazy now. Hoping the judges still see it your way, but even if they don't, it looks like the two in front of you are really going for a fight - allegations of fraud and everything.

    Saw a comment from Kate - I wonder who she is referring to?

    She's not saying anything, but really, who's the only competition she has left? She wouldn't be fighting this hard if she was ahead of that person.

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:20

    Seems like it could have been a bit of tit-for-tat moaning to me.

    I really hope the stewards don't start buying in to that sort of thing. And I agree about Alonso.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:20

    She's not saying anything, but really, who's the only competition she has left? She wouldn't be fighting this hard if she was ahead of that person.

    Doesn't look like anyone is using Fake profiles to me.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:20

    he came here for the grand Prix in 09 but other than that he has been nowhere. His girlfriend is dragging him to California in august :)

    California!!! :D Having lots of fun here - Disneyland was amazing!

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:21

    allegations of fraud and everything.

    Really?!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:21

    I'm pleased i sort of made my final push end at midnight last night, since i didn't know what time it closed today and today they've been going nuts!

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:22

    She's not saying anything, but really, who's the only competition she has left? She wouldn't be fighting this hard if she was ahead of that person.

    Doesn't look like anyone is using Fake profiles to me.

    Hard to say for sure as we don't really see how many friends each person who liked has. But at this point, it could just be 40 out of 400 people. It's just 10%, but it would be the difference between 1st and 2nd at the moment.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:22

    Hard to say for sure as we don't really see how many friends each person who liked has. But at this point, it could just be 40 out of 400 people. It's just 10%, but it would be the difference between 1st and 2nd at the moment.

    I think it's a ruse designed to create uncertainty.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:22

    i loved Disneyland Paris so I'd like to go to the Cali one one day. When do you go home?

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:22

    allegations of fraud and everything.

    Really?!

    Yep - check out the album page. The allegations are there. No one's responded to it, though.

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:23

    Yep - check out the album page. The allegations are there. No one's responded to it, though.

    I don't have Facebook - too old ;-)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:23

    Yep - check out the album page. The allegations are there. No one's responded to it, though.

    It's a comment that Kate Tovey made twice saying that all the people voting for her are real and the others have resorted to fake profiles.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:23

    i loved Disneyland Paris so I'd like to go to the Cali one one day. When do you go home?

    Easter. :) Flying out to our next city tomorrow. Viva Las Vegas! :D

    Disneyland California has TWO parks for twice the fun! Twice as mind-blowing too. ;)

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:23

    She's not saying anything, but really, who's the only competition she has left? She wouldn't be fighting this hard if she was ahead of that person.

    Doesn't look like anyone is using Fake profiles to me.

    Hard to say for sure as we don't really see how many friends each person who liked has. But at this point, it could just be 40 out of 400 people. It's just 10%, but it would be the difference between 1st and 2nd at the moment.

    Sounds like the whole thing has gone mental. I dont think likes contests are all that great, turns the whole thing into a popularity content. It gives them attention and likes which is good for air asia, but hopefully they will look at the photos and choose the biggest fan at the end :)

    Amy FTW!

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:24

    I think it's a ruse designed to create uncertainty.

    Could be as well. Just as well, then, that the Air Asia people put in a judges clause so they don't need to solely rely on the likes and comments.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:25

    Sounds like the whole thing has gone mental. I dont think likes contests are all that great, turns the whole thing into a popularity content. It gives them attention and likes which is good for air asia, but hopefully they will look at the photos and choose the biggest fan at the end :)

    And any gain would be temporary. Watch the fan numbers drop once the competition ends.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:27

    Sounds like the whole thing has gone mental. I dont think likes contests are all that great, turns the whole thing into a popularity content. It gives them attention and likes which is good for air asia, but hopefully they will look at the photos and choose the biggest fan at the end :)

    And any gain would be temporary. Watch the fan numbers drop once the competition ends.

    If they can get 50% to stay thats a decent number of people they can advertise to on facebook with no CPC.

    Also the way facebooks weighting algorithm works their posts will show up in a lot more of their existing members news feeds for the moment and they are having a sale

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:29

    Also the way facebooks weighting algorithm works their posts will show up in a lot more of their existing members news feeds for the moment and they are having a sale

    Ah. Very good point. But I'm surprised they'd need contests like this for sales. Our local airports have no problems gathering up fans as seat sales are crazy events here.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:29

    Ah. Very good point. But I'm surprised they'd need contests like this for sales. Our local airports have no problems gathering up fans as seat sales are crazy events here.

    *local airlines

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:32

    I think it's a ruse designed to create uncertainty.

    i wonder if she saw my comment about having 301 likes and 136 friends and assumed i'd make up 170 fake profiles because god forbid strangers be nice

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:34

    i wonder if she saw my comment about having 301 likes and 136 friends and assumed i'd make up 170 fake profiles because god forbid strangers be nice

    Could be, but why complain about when you're so far behind? That wouldn't help her any.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:34

    i wonder if she saw my comment about having 301 likes and 136 friends and assumed i'd make up 170 fake profiles because god forbid strangers be nice

    I don't know. I will wait and see before I say more on this, because it's a very serious allegation to make.

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 12:35

    Could be, but why complain about when you're so far behind? That wouldn't help her any.

    ask her?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:35

    ask her?

    I'm not FB friends with her.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:35

    I didn't realise she'd made the accusation on the album page as well - i kind of want to respond. I didn't want to comment on her photo but on the album page is a whole nother story.

    The fact that her and her friends mention making a list of all the fake profile says to me they have way too much time on their hands. Since most people have their security settings to the point where you cant see much anyway, how can they be sure?

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:36

    The fact that her and her friends mention making a list of all the fake profile says to me they have way too much time on their hands. Since most people have their security settings to the point where you cant see much anyway, how can they be sure?

    Indeed. Most people only show a profile pic and a name to the public now.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:36

    I said "I'm not sure who you're making allegations about but I really hope you have some proof because it seems a bit unfair to throw shade on the rest of us when I know all the people who liked my picture are "REAL" too."

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:37

    The fact that her and her friends mention making a list of all the fake profile says to me they have way too much time on their hands. Since most people have their security settings to the point where you cant see much anyway, how can they be sure?

    You should ask where all her likes came from, you can obviously prove they came from sidepodcast and another f1 podcast. Hers look more mysterious than yours!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:37

    I said "I'm not sure who you're making allegations about but I really hope you have some proof because it seems a bit unfair to throw shade on the rest of us when I know all the people who liked my picture are "REAL" too."

    Hmm. This is going to get nasty.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:38

    I said "I'm not sure who you're making allegations about but I really hope you have some proof because it seems a bit unfair to throw shade on the rest of us when I know all the people who liked my picture are "REAL" too."

    Good comment!

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2011 at 12:38

    I said "I'm not sure who you're making allegations about but I really hope you have some proof because it seems a bit unfair to throw shade on the rest of us when I know all the people who liked my picture are "REAL" too."

    I hope she's not talking about that dog! That's a real dog!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:38

    You should ask where all her likes came from, you can obviously prove they came from sidepodcast and another f1 podcast. Hers look more mysterious than yours!

    when I looked just before I left my hotel she was on about 180, in a day shes gone up to almost 400. Where was all this support the other 2 weeks of competition!

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:38

    I hope she's not talking about that dog! That's a real dog!

    :D

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:38

    Hmm. This is going to get nasty.

    Lord.

    They may end up choosing mystery person with 1 like.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:38

    I hope she's not talking about that dog! That's a real dog!

    and the dogs real owner doesn't have a profile so it still really is just one of my friends! :D

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2011 at 12:38

    and the dogs real owner doesn't have a profile so it still really is just one of my friends! :D

    Exactly :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 12:40

    I know I've complained about him in the past, but this really makes me despair.

    "Didn’t watch the F1 race, but from what I heard it didn’t sound all that great..."

    He didn't see the race, then follows it with a brief review and thoughts...

    #Facepalm

    http://tripleleagueracing.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/team-meeting-weekend-in-review-parade-edition/

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:40

    oh wow I didn't realise Laura had gone up so much either.

    They obviously didn't set an end date like I did.They obviously haven't drawn the winner yet either unless they chose someone other than us top three because both of them are still commenting.

    I'll just keep crossing my fingers I get that email and I'll stay out of the nasty fighting from now on :)

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:40

    when I looked just before I left my hotel she was on about 180, in a day shes gone up to almost 400. Where was all this support the other 2 weeks of competition!

    You did say a push on the final day was very much possible, right? And I would agree that it is possible.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:40

    You did say a push on the final day was very much possible, right? And I would agree that it is possible.

    my final day push got me about 25 :D

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:40

    Hmm. This is going to get nasty.

    I think making accusations is a good way of getting thrown out of a competition

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 12:40

    I'll just keep crossing my fingers I get that email and I'll stay out of the nasty fighting from now on :)

    That sounds like a good idea!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:41

    This is what my brother got me for my birthday, Gavin might be the only one here who understands the awesomeness :D

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:41

    I'll just keep crossing my fingers I get that email and I'll stay out of the nasty fighting from now on :)

    That sounds like a good idea!

    Very good idea, actually.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:41

    I think making accusations is a good way of getting thrown out of a competition

    oh yes it certainly doesn't make yourself look like a good ambassador.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:41

    I think making accusations is a good way of getting thrown out of a competition

    I'm not going to say anything for or against her, except she better have proof if it's true.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 12:41

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/malaysia-2011-rate-the-race

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:42

    oh yes it certainly doesn't make yourself look like a good ambassador.

    Nope, not if they want that person to be working for them

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:43

    when I looked just before I left my hotel she was on about 180, in a day shes gone up to almost 400. Where was all this support the other 2 weeks of competition!

    Good point. That is a heck of a lot of likes in a short space of time! It's a bit weird because we don't really know her or the other lady that well and they haven't been taking part in the comments before or since their request for support. I hope that people don't get too silly about this though!

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2011 at 12:43

    I'm listening to the Debrief :)

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:43

    This is what my brother got me for my birthday, Gavin might be the only one here who understands the awesomeness :D

    ooooooooh!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:43

    Kate has posted on their wall asking when they'll announce the winner too.

    I really wanted to win but I kept my desperation to the comments and a lot of venting to Pamela in Malaysia, must..appear...professional...

    water...off...duck....

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:43

    This is what my brother got me for my birthday, Gavin might be the only one here who understands the awesomeness :D

    Oooo. My brother got me a brawn tshirt for my bday. Awesome

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:44

    ooooooooh!

    now I need to buy a milkshake maker!

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 12:44

    "Didn’t watch the F1 race, but from what I heard it didn’t sound all that great..."

    I LOL'd

    then commented (good job i didnt rofl as typing would have been hard)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 12:45

    I LOL'd

    then commented (good job i didnt rofl as typing would have been hard)

    Aye, just saw that. It can be an interesting site...

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:45

    I really wanted to win but I kept my desperation to the comments and a lot of venting to Pamela in Malaysia, must..appear...professional...

    Don't say anything more. Just wait in silence. There's nothing more you can do now and you don't want to get into a slanging match. Even if a direct accusation is made it may be best to just ignore it.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:46

    I really wanted to win but I kept my desperation to the comments and a lot of venting to Pamela in Malaysia, must..appear...professional...

    at this rate, they may take each other out of the running. just sit back and watch the fireworks.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:47

    now I need to buy a milkshake maker!

    Your milkshake brings all the boys to the yard? :D

    Sorry, can't help it, that song's been stuck in my head for days. :D

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:47

    "Didn’t watch the F1 race, but from what I heard it didn’t sound all that great..."

    Is that the kid who blogs?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:47

    Don't say anything more. Just wait in silence. There's nothing more you can do now and you don't want to get into a slanging match. Even if a direct accusation is made it may be best to just ignore it.

    oh definitely. I made my peace with the competition last night so I'm back to enjoying life and not stressing :)

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 12:47

    I know I've complained about him in the past, but this really makes me despair.

    I recently re-followed him because he plays my game, last night he missed 70% of the IndyCar then immediately set about criticising it based on last year's crap race, when last nights was action-packed and good fun..

  • Paul11/04/2011 at 12:49

    I recently re-followed him because he plays my game, last night he missed 70% of the IndyCar then immediately set about criticising it based on last year's crap race, when last nights was action-packed and good fun..

    Hmmm. I didn't see that race, but I rate it as excellent because power won.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:50

    I recently re-followed him because he plays my game, last night he missed 70% of the IndyCar then immediately set about criticising it based on last year's crap race, when last nights was action-packed and good fun..

    He's the guy who we thought was too young to blog, right?

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 12:50

    I didn't realise she'd made the accusation on the album page as well - i kind of want to respond. I didn't want to comment on her photo but on the album page is a whole nother story.

    The fact that her and her friends mention making a list of all the fake profile says to me they have way too much time on their hands. Since most people have their security settings to the point where you cant see much anyway, how can they be sure?

    I bet the organisers are wishing they'd never bothered

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:50

    Your milkshake brings all the boys to the yard? :D

    heheh.I already have this shirt so now I can wear that while drinking from my new cups and I'd be 100% milkshake.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 12:50

    Is that the kid who blogs?

    Yep - although I'm not sure he's a kid anymore.

    I recently re-followed him because he plays my game, last night he missed 70% of the IndyCar then immediately set about criticising it based on last year's crap race, when last nights was action-packed and good fun..

    Oh dear

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 12:51

    I am very ready to break Skype

    Grrrrrr...

    :(

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:54

    oh definitely. I made my peace with the competition last night so I'm back to enjoying life and not stressing :)

    Good call. You've done brilliantly and you should be proud of that. I have had a few of my friends who hate F1 vote for you, so you must have done something righT!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:54

    I am very ready to break Skype

    No need - tis always broken!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:54

    ooh Air Asia are using their right to change the competition already, the original entry form at the stand said accommodation was included

    the terms and conditions say its not :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:55

    Good call. You've done brilliantly and you should be proud of that. I have had a few of my friends who hate F1 vote for you, so you must have done something righT!

    300 was sort of a quiet secret target that I knew I'd be stoked to reach anywhere near so to get there is fantastically amazing.

    And now I can look forward because in 65 minutes my car insurance gets cheaper. If I had car insurance that is. Yaaay!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:56

    And now I can look forward because in 65 minutes my car insurance gets cheaper. If I had car insurance that is. Yaaay!

    Is it your birthday? 25?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 12:57

    No need - tis always broken!

    It keeps instating Autocharge and is charging my account, despite me constantly disabling it. I just tried to go to remove all my payment details, but as I don't have my password with me, I can't log in.

    Went looking for the password reminder and the option will not show when I click the "forgotten password" button.

    There's now £28.50 on my account, when I really didn't need or want to buy credit !!

    :/

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:57

    Is it your birthday? 25?

    it is in NZ but its not here yet :D My dad sent me a text message to say he'd taken my name off his premium and is now saving $30 a year :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 12:58

    gavin,

    I just emailed you

    :)

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 12:58

    ooh Air Asia are using their right to change the competition already, the original entry form at the stand said accommodation was included

    you have to pay to stay in a love hotel out of your own pocket?

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:58

    the terms and conditions say its not :)

    Interesting. It's confirmed at the bottom of the page. Then again, do they really want to pay for someone's stay at a love hotel? :D

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 12:58

    you have to pay to stay in a love hotel out of your own pocket?

    #sameperson

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 12:58

    For anyone who has ever worried about leaving us a voicemail: http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=2688

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 12:59

    you have to pay to stay in a love hotel out of your own pocket?

    If one of the non F1 fans wins I'm sure they'll have a fantastic time :D

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 12:59

    For anyone who has ever worried about leaving us a voicemail: www.thedoghousedi…aries.com/?p=2688

    Ah that's great that is!

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:00

    If one of the non F1 fans wins I'm sure they'll have a fantastic time :D

    :D

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:00

    For anyone who has ever worried about leaving us a voicemail: www.thedoghousedi…aries.com/?p=2688

    Thats great Inspiration!

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 13:00

    ooh Air Asia are using their right to change the competition already, the original entry form at the stand said accommodation was included

    the terms and conditions say its not :)

    So you have to pay the taxes for the flight and find your own accommodation in probably the most difficult country to do so. Are you sure you want to win?

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 13:00

    Ah that's great that is!

    I have printed it out and stuck it on the wall.

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2011 at 13:00

    For anyone who has ever worried about leaving us a voicemail: www.thedoghousedi…aries.com/?p=2688

    :)

  • Elissa11/04/2011 at 13:00

    Hey all just popping through on my lunchbreak, I was watching the Indycar last night and had my eyes on the live commenting thread. Good to see people getting involved. What was the general consensus in the end? Did you like the Indycar race, any elements worth bringing over to F1?

    I enjoyed it but still would rather watch an F1 race....Any idea how much slower those IRL cars are over a road course in comparison to F1 cars? There didn't seem that much difference visually.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 13:00

    So you have to pay the taxes for the flight and find your own accommodation in probably the most difficult country to do so. Are you sure you want to win?

    good point!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:01

    So you have to pay the taxes for the flight and find your own accommodation in probably the most difficult country to do so. Are you sure you want to win?

    yes :D I'm sure there'd be someone out there that can help with accommodation, TravelF1 via 5Live helped out Alex last year.

    Pamela was certainly not a fan of the low cost carrier model though so I may have to drug her up to get her on the plane next time :D

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:02

    yes :D I'm sure there'd be someone out there that can help with accommodation, TravelF1 via 5Live helped out Alex last year.

    But then he's a proper F1 fan. Would a not-quite-fan appreciate the whole experience?

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 13:02

    I may have to drug her up to get her on the plane next time :D

    I believe you're supposed to put something in her milk

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:03

    But then he's a proper F1 fan. Would a not-quite-fan appreciate the whole experience?

    oh lord no, not when they think they're going to be partying it up in Seoul

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:03

    I may have to drug her up to get her on the plane next time :D

    I believe you're supposed to put something in her milk

    :D LCCs are perfectly fine! Nothing wrong with them. :)

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 13:03

    Pamela was certainly not a fan of the low cost carrier model though so I may have to drug her up to get her on the plane next time :D

    she not gettin' on no low cost carrier plane ya fool?

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:03

    oh lord no, not when they think they're going to be partying it up in Seoul

    They're a million miles away from any other form of civilization, never mind Seoul.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:04

    :D LCCs are perfectly fine! Nothing wrong with them. :)

    when she normally travels Emirates I think it was quite a shock to the system to have to pay for everything

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:04

    when she normally travels Emirates I think it was quite a shock to the system to have to pay for everything

    #sameperson

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:04

    Did you like the Indycar race, any elements worth bringing over to F1?

    I don't get to watch until tonight, but I've been a big fan of it for a long, long time. I don't think either need to format their ideas as yet - F1 and IndyCar are good individual series'.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:04

    They're a million miles away from any other form of civilization, never mind Seoul.

    and that is one reason I'd be fine with not winning. Because I enjoy the chance to laugh at others misery.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:05

    and that is one reason I'd be fine with not winning. Because I enjoy the chance to laugh at others misery.

    tsk tsk. don't be mean now. :P not like you'll see their misery online anyway.

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 13:05

    when she normally travels Emirates I think it was quite a shock to the system to have to pay for everything

    How long is the flight?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:05

    How long is the flight?

    8 hours

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 13:05

    I just emailed you

    Thanks Leigh - looks interesting, I'll check it out later.

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:05

    when she normally travels Emirates I think it was quite a shock to the system to have to pay for everything

    How long is the flight?

    I'm guessing 6-ish hours?

  • Elissa11/04/2011 at 13:05

    Cool...I thought it was a good race....my first Indycar experience :-)

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:05

    8 hours

    Wow, even longer.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 13:06

    tsk tsk. don't be mean now. :P not like you'll see their misery online anyway.

    they have to tweet don't they?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:06

    tsk tsk. don't be mean now. :P not like you'll see their misery online anyway.

    that is true, but I could just picture it in my head :)

    but enough about that, I have photos to sort out and post!

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:06

    they have to tweet don't they?

    yes, but they obviously won't be tweeting their misery, right?

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:06

    Wow, even longer.

    ah it was 8 Melbourne to KL. If we're talking to Seoul I have no idea how long the route there from KL is.

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 13:07

    they have to tweet don't they?

    I doubt Lotus will let them tweet about how much everything sucks

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 13:07

    Another mini Franck post: http://heartfranck.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/peace-and-quiet-for-now/

    It's hard blogging about an almost non-existant person.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 13:07

    yes, but they obviously won't be tweeting their misery, right?

    if i was miserable and someone gave me access to twitter...

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 13:07

    if i was miserable and someone gave me access to twitter...

    My biggest mistake.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 13:07

    Another mini Franck post: heartfranck.wordp…nd-quiet-for-now/

    It's hard blogging about an almost non-existant person.

    he's more anonymous than i am.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:07

    ah it was 8 Melbourne to KL. If we're talking to Seoul I have no idea how long the route there from KL is.

    You can relive pamela by telling her that emirates dont fly melbourne to seoul, unless she wants to transit in dubai :)

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 13:07

    if i was miserable and someone gave me access to twitter...

    My biggest mistake.

    hehehehehe!

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 13:08

    My biggest mistake.

    :D

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:08

    You can relive pamela by telling her that emirates dont fly melbourne to seoul, unless she wants to transit in dubai :)

    she loves Dubai airport!

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:09

    ah it was 8 Melbourne to KL. If we're talking to Seoul I have no idea how long the route there from KL is.

    Google says: 10 hours 45 minutes

    Wow, it's practically a trans-Pacific flight.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:09

    she loves Dubai airport!

    It is quite nic....*ahem* The bit outside is better!

  • Kathi11/04/2011 at 13:09

    Oh it stopped snowing. Have to go outside. See you later (hopefully)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:09

    Wow, it's practically a trans-Pacific flight.

    everywhere is a long way away from here :)

    Apart from NZ. They should have a race.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:09

    Wow, it's practically a trans-Pacific flight.

    LOST

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:09

    Cool...I thought it was a good race....my first Indycar experience :-)

    Sweet. You may like the races at Toronto and Brazil then. Also, Indianapolis is quite special.

    :)

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 13:11

    if i was miserable and someone gave me access to twitter...

    My biggest mistake.

    :D

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:12

    Hey all just popping through on my lunchbreak, I was watching the Indycar last night and had my eyes on the live commenting thread. Good to see people getting involved. What was the general consensus in the end? Did you like the Indycar race, any elements worth bringing over to F1?

    Big improvement over the same event last year, drivers still need to get used to 2-wide restarts. Struggled to keep up with strategies as I wasn't using live timing.

    I enjoyed it but still would rather watch an F1 race....Any idea how much slower those IRL cars are over a road course in comparison to F1 cars? There didn't seem that much difference visually.

    I enjoy both equally. The track is narrower and the top speeds are similar but they can be as much as 10-15 seconds slower (estimated). I think the direct comparison between F1 and Champ Car at Montreal was ~12sec.

  • Elissa11/04/2011 at 13:13

    Sweet. You may like the races at Toronto and Brazil then. Also, Indianapolis is quite special.

    Do they ever run on Indy using the infield...I'm quite curious to know the speed difference between them and F1...

    Must confess to a little chuckle that Sato is racing in IRL....I'm quite into ALMS so was good to see some of those drivers in IRL

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:14

    Do they ever run on Indy using the infield...I'm quite curious to know the speed difference between them and F1...

    No, just the oval, although an infield race has muted, there doesn't seem to be any drive to make it happen.

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:15

    I enjoy both equally. The track is narrower and the top speeds are similar but they can be as much as 10-15 seconds slower (estimated). I think the direct comparison between F1 and Champ Car at Montreal was ~12sec.

    The ovals speeds are much higher, an F1 car couldn't lap Indy at max power without detonating, not so likely now with the rev limits of course

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:16

    F1 car couldn't lap Indy at max power without detonating

    "..for an extended period of time"

    I meant to say

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:17

    The ovals speeds are much higher, an F1 car couldn't lap Indy at max power without detonating, not so likely now with the rev limits of course

    Although, it'd be fun to see someone try to beat de Ferran's record at Fontana in an F1 car - that would be special

    :)

  • Elissa11/04/2011 at 13:20

    I'd LOVE to see some F1 cars racing round Road Atlanta or Road America....I'm totally addicted to those tracks after endless hours on Forza 3...

    Sorry if already discussed but i'm just reading up that McLaren gave Hamilton the wrong tires yesterday...wrong order and some mismatched set...ouch! No wonder he was upset after. I thought in the post race interview he looked very shaken...almost scared.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:21

    Although, it'd be fun to see someone try to beat de Ferran's record at Fontana in an F1 car - that would be special

    :)

    However, in pure fantasy land, an F1 car at the old Avus circuit or the original Hockenheim would be equally epic

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:26

    Sorry if already discussed but i'm just reading up that McLaren gave Hamilton the wrong tires yesterday...wrong order and some mismatched set...ouch! No wonder he was upset after. I thought in the post race interview he looked very shaken...almost scared.

    Hadn't heard that, must have felt odd

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:26

    they have to tweet don't they?

    I doubt Lotus will let them tweet about how much everything sucks

    Maybe they have another twitter a/c

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:28

    an F1 car at the old Avus circuit

    I've done that on rFactor - scary fast

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 13:29

    I've done that on rFactor - scary fast

    Try knocking the rear wing off and doing Bonneville - I can get up to 380 kph in a 1985 Turbo Brabham

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 13:31

    Try knocking the rear wing off and doing Bonneville - I can get up to 380 kph in a 1985 Turbo Brabham

    385 in a Group C car too. Should try a 1995 Indycar...

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:34

    heres a picture I tried to twitpic at the time,

    Exotic Sidepodcast listening :D

    http://amyfulton.posterous.com/exotic-sidepodcast-listening-malaysia-edition

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:34

    385 in a Group C car too. Should try a 1995 Indycar...

    A 99/2000 CART car would be mental - they just got stupidly fast after a while

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 13:35

    A 99/2000 CART car would be mental - they just got stupidly fast after a while

    Think there is a 1998 CART Mod out there...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 13:36

    Think there is a 1998 CART Mod out there...

    I've played - in real life, I would have been dangerous. Real kudos to the folks that drove them

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:40

    Kate commented on my photo

    "good race Amy! any comments you read and interpreted were definitely not aimed at you, if anything I was defending all of us hard workers, especially you because you did do such a fantastic job :-) anyway good luck"

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 13:42

    "good race Amy! any comments you read and interpreted were definitely not aimed at you, if anything I was defending all of us hard workers, especially you because you did do such a fantastic job :-) anyway good luck"

    Ah excellent stuff. Let's wait and see what happens now then :)

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:48

    "good race Amy! any comments you read and interpreted were definitely not aimed at you, if anything I was defending all of us hard workers, especially you because you did do such a fantastic job :-) anyway good luck"

    Thats nice to hear :)

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:50

    Interlagos are going to add run off on the last corner http://www.supersport.com/motorsport/formula1/news/110411/Interlagos_to_change_after_drivers_death

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:52

    I took waaay too many photos of Ted because I was trying to get the perfect shot of him talking with his hands :D

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 13:53

    "good race Amy! any comments you read and interpreted were definitely not aimed at you, if anything I was defending all of us hard workers, especially you because you did do such a fantastic job :-) anyway good luck"

    good stuff

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 13:54

    I took waaay too many photos of Ted because I was trying to get the perfect shot of him talking with his hands :D

    Ted is Ricky Bobby?

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

  • lou11/04/2011 at 13:55

    I took waaay too many photos of Ted because I was trying to get the perfect shot of him talking with his hands :D

    hehe welcome to my world.. tis a good job photography has gone digital...

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 13:58

    Ted is Ricky Bobby?

    bingo. As Pamela said 'he even stutters with his hands' because he has a specific gesture he does at those times.

    When he's really getting excited about what hes saying he does this weird bendy knee squat thing like a singer hitting a high note :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 14:00

    When he's really getting excited about what hes saying he does this weird bendy knee squat thing like a singer hitting a high note :D

    Ace

    :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:00

    heheh Kate has deleted all her comments about fakes now but the ones replying to it are still there so don't make sense :D

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 14:01

    heheh Kate has deleted all her comments about fakes now but the ones replying to it are still there so don't make sense :D

    Delete your comment too.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:02

    my friend just posted "I kinda wish Amy Fulton could win the uber fan zone comp thing because she's the most dedicated f1 fan I know... She just doesnt have enough friends =p lololol"

    she's always having me on about my small social circle :D

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:03

    Delete your comment too.

    done

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 14:06

    my friend just posted "I kinda wish Amy Fulton could win the uber fan zone comp thing because she's the most dedicated f1 fan I know... She just doesnt have enough friends =p lololol"

    hehehehe!

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:06

    hehehehe!

    she added to it "She doesn't enough friends coz she's always watching f1 btw... Cars r her friends"

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:06

    I've only turned down one invite this weekend because of F1, just one!

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 14:09

    I've only turned down one invite this weekend because of F1, just one!

    We are starting to get to the time of year when people start inviting people to stuff on Grand Prix weekends..

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:09

    We are starting to get to the time of year when people start inviting people to stuff on Grand Prix weekends..

    its only an issue in this timezone for so few races which is nice, but that wedding I have to be a bridesmaid at during Japanese qualifying is not so good!

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 14:15

    I've only turned down one invite this weekend because of F1, just one!

    We are starting to get to the time of year when people start inviting people to stuff on Grand Prix weekends..

    Luckily i am at work on race days and most people have the comon sense to schedule meetings when the grand prix isn't on. I almost had to move one meetings location to "in front of the tv"

    ..luckily they decided to reshedule :)

  • Journeyer11/04/2011 at 14:25

    "good race Amy! any comments you read and interpreted were definitely not aimed at you, if anything I was defending all of us hard workers, especially you because you did do such a fantastic job :-) anyway good luck"

    Good to hear! :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:26

    phew, photos all sorted I am left with 123 to upload :)

    Facebook first because its faster, Flickr later.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 14:26

    Facebook first because its faster, Flickr later.

    I cut my FB pics down to 800x600 and upload them in full on Flickr.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 14:26

    Last paperwork for my track passes has been sent off

    :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:29

    I cut my FB pics down to 800x600 and upload them in full on Flickr.

    bingo :D

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 14:34

    I think I've upset someone in Malaysia with my tweets.

    "after reading ur good tweets abt malaysia.. Sad to see u diss malaysia in the end."

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 14:43

    Nick / Gavin

    I think I'm coming to the conclusion that Dylan just doesn't like motorsports at all judging by his responses to me

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:09

    just what is facebook seeing behind Liuzzi that I'm not?

    http://amyfulton.posterous.com/ummmm

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:11

    ooh I worked out why Nick had no flag next to his name, I see in a photo I took earlier that day that originally they had a Polish one up there :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:27

    right, photos are up

    this link

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029934&id=218600221&l=3c6f2a5466

    should work even for those without facebook :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 15:29

    should work even for those without facebook :)

    We have facebook now :(

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 15:30

    We have facebook now :(

    :)

  • lou11/04/2011 at 15:32

    should work even for those without facebook :)

    you had such good seats!!!!!! why doesn't everyone go to malaysia!

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 15:36

    #WRC

    ooh new Mini

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13270708

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:36

    you had such good seats!!!!!! why doesn't everyone go to malaysia!

    the trip back to the hotel :(

    What they need to do is build some hotels in the giant green area around the track.

    I learned last night that the other half of the teams were in the Pan Pacific at the airport which is a lot closer than our hotel was, but you still get stuck in the giant traffic jam getting there because the only people who don't turn right when they leave the circuit are the ones going to the Low Cost terminal. The other 100,000 people all go the same way.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 15:36

    #WRC

    ooh new Mini

    nice

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 15:38

    #WRC

    ooh new Mini

    www.autosport.com…o.php/id/13270708

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13270707

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 15:39

    right, photos are up

    this link

    www.facebook.com/…&l=3c6f2a5466

    should work even for those without facebook :)

    Will have a good look when I'm home in a little over half an hour :)

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 15:40

    Also #WRC... oh dear

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90629

    The cars have been air-freighted to Jordan, but everything else (recce cars, jacks, service park equipment) is stuck on a boat which has had a partial engine failure in the Med.. expected ETA tomorrow rather than yesterday.

  • lou11/04/2011 at 15:40

    I learned last night that the other half of the teams were in the Pan Pacific at the airport which is a lot closer than our hotel was, but you still get stuck in the giant traffic jam getting there because the only people who don't turn right when they leave the circuit are the ones going to the Low Cost terminal. The other 100,000 people all go the same way.

    woahhh!!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 15:42

    Also #WRC... oh dear

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90629

    The cars have been air-freighted to Jordan, but everything else (recce cars, jacks, service park equipment) is stuck on a boat which has had a partial engine failure in the Med.. expected ETA tomorrow rather than yesterday.

    This rally has had so many obstacles in the last few weeks and it hasn't even started yet

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:43

    woahhh!!!

    Friday was fine, Saturday was awful, Sunday was apparently 10 times worse so I'm glad I wasn't in it :D

    Even though they have trains from the airport, just getting to the airport is hard because they all leave from the main terminal, not the low cost one. If they had an internal road from the low cost to the main it'd be perfect but to go between them you have to use the jam packed public road.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 15:44

    Friday was fine, Saturday was awful, Sunday was apparently 10 times worse so I'm glad I wasn't in it :D

    did i read joe right, when he suggested the circuit is in cahoots with taxi drivers to profiteer from fans? if so, nice track!

  • lou11/04/2011 at 15:45

    Even though they have trains from the airport, just getting to the airport is hard because they all leave from the main terminal, not the low cost one. If they had an internal road from the low cost to the main it'd be perfect but to go between them you have to use the jam packed public road.

    ohh goodness.. hopefully they'll have that all sorted when i go... in 2014.... maybe..

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 15:46

    Even though they have trains from the airport, just getting to the airport is hard because they all leave from the main terminal, not the low cost one. If they had an internal road from the low cost to the main it'd be perfect but to go between them you have to use the jam packed public road.

    Yeesh. How can you not link terminals?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 15:47

    Yeesh. How can you not link terminals?

    Probably put together by Simon Gillett

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:47

    did i read joe right, when he suggested the circuit is in cahoots with taxi drivers to profiteer from fans? if so, nice track!

    haha probably, taxi to the track from our hotel was 120 ringgit, to the airport which was further away was 90.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 15:48

    haha probably, taxi to the track from our hotel was 120 ringgit, to the airport which was further away was 90.

    i think he said they canned the old bus services or something. will ask about it on the next show.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 15:48

    Probably put together by Simon Gillett

    :D

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:48

    Yeesh. How can you not link terminals?

    I think it was Madrid where I had to go on public roads to get to the easyjet terminal, but that was OK because there wasn't hundreds of thousands of race fans thrown into the mix :D It probably works for them the other 360 days of the year. Apparently plans are in place for a train between the two though.

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:50

    i think he said they canned the old bus services or something. will ask about it on the next show.

    there were lots of shuttle buses but they got stuck in the same jam. Lots of hotels had shuttles for their guests too but ours didn't.

    It was really hard to tell which were official buses and official taxis because nothing was signposted and even the official drivers would kind of stand in the middle of the road and go 'pssst you want a taxi?' as you walked past just like the dodgy ones did. They give you so many warnings about the rogue taxis but it was impossible to tell them apart.

    It made me crave Singapore and being able to walk to the track so much.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 15:51

    Pingle: http://sidepodcast.com/post/wiki-highlights-words-and-music

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 15:52

    It made me crave Singapore and being able to walk to the track so much.

    best place for a race :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:52

    best place for a race :)

    it may cost 8x as much as its neighbour but at least the men don't stare and wolf whistle at you *cry*

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 15:56

    right, 2am and have to go back to stupid work in 7 hours so bedtime it is.

    I would just like to also wish a happy birthday to Flavio and Brian McFadden before I go :D

  • lou11/04/2011 at 15:58

    right, 2am and have to go back to stupid work in 7 hours so bedtime it is.

    wait.. wait.. is it tomorrow with you yet?.. Happy Birthday!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/04/2011 at 16:01

    Right folks,

    I'm off.

    Might be back later

    :)

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 16:18

    right, 2am and have to go back to stupid work in 7 hours so bedtime it is.

    Goodnight and happy birthday :)

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 16:32

    right, photos are up

    this link

    www.facebook.com/…&l=3c6f2a5466

    should work even for those without facebook :)

    Great photos!

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 16:35

    Great photos!

    I never realised there was such a gap between the first and second part of the chicane section

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 16:38

    Great photos!

    I never realised there was such a gap between the first and second part of the chicane section

    Wow, now I'm on FB I've found a pic from Dave, the Aussie guy who's a marshal at Singapore. Not spoken to him in a while. But.. he was in the same stand.

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 16:49

    Today's interview could perhaps have gone slightly better. Had it happened as scheduled, it would have been a start...

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)11/04/2011 at 17:07

    Hi friends - just doing a quick in-and-out right now.

    J'ai une petite question, as I'm still a sidepodcast neophyte. I was pleasantly surprised to see the thread following the recent Indycar race. Is that a regular feature of sidepodcast? or just occasional, or was it the first time.

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 17:11

    J'ai une petite question, as I'm still a sidepodcast neophyte. I was pleasantly surprised to see the thread following the recent Indycar race. Is that a regular feature of sidepodcast? or just occasional, or was it the first time.

    I believe it's occasional but not unprecedented.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:11

    J'ai une petite question, as I'm still a sidepodcast neophyte. I was pleasantly surprised to see the thread following the recent Indycar race. Is that a regular feature of sidepodcast? or just occasional, or was it the first time.

    We started following the races last year. If there are enough people around there will be a thread and if there are only a couple it will be discussed in the daily. I suspect there will be threads for most if not all races this season

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)11/04/2011 at 17:13

    We started following the races last year.

    Got it! Have a fun day. :-)

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:25

    Hiiiii :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:26

    Hiiiii :)

    Heloo

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 17:27

    Hiiiii :)

    Hello!

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:27

    I'm soooo sleepy :D I was going to ask if the race was worth a watch but I started watching and the start is crazy!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:28

    I'm soooo sleepy :D I was going to ask if the race was worth a watch but I started watching and the start is crazy!

    Definitely worth watching

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:29

    Definitely worth watching

    So I see! Blimey!?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:31

    So I see! Blimey!?

    Are you planning on live commenting?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:31

    Are you planning on live commenting?

    Hehehe I have no idea what's happening.... I had to open the live thread :P

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:31

    Hang on the race was yesterday morning. Why are you only seeing it now?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:32

    Hang on the race was yesterday morning. Why are you only seeing it now?

    You know the answer surely.... work!! I was so knackered last night when I got home that I ended up just talking to Nick and falling asleep so now it is.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:34

    You know the answer surely.... work!! I was so knackered last night when I got home that I ended up just talking to Nick and falling asleep so now it is.

    #Nick'sfault

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:35

    #Nick'sfault

    Hehehe harsh!!

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:36

    Hehehe harsh!!

    #blamesteven

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:36

    #blamesteven

    wha??

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:36

    Woah Webber has a death wish. He actually hit tyres with Kobayashi!?!

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:37

    Awww did Amy not get to go to Korea? :(

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:39

    Awww did Amy not get to go to Korea? :(

    Not decided yet. It is not done just on the number of likes

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:44

    Not decided yet. It is not done just on the number of likes

    Okay :) Good luck Amy!!!

  • Sidepodcast Update11/04/2011 at 17:45
  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:45

    Oh FFS Mclaren!?! Pit for drys as it starts to rain...?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:46

    Oh FFS Mclaren!?! Pit for drys as it starts to rain...?

    :D

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:51

    Woah sweet move Fernando

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:54

    Woah sweet move Fernando

    What did he do?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:54

    What did he do?

    Button

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 17:55

    Button

    OK

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 17:58

    How are these cars all so close together?? They're normally hardly on the lead lap after about 6th place :P

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:00

    Webber's on plan A but Vettel's allowed to go on Plan B #conspiracy

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:02

    Webber's on plan A but Vettel's allowed to go on Plan B #conspiracy

    You would have thought Vettel would get A

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:03

    You would have thought Vettel would get A

    Maybe they named it like that to make Webber feel better :D

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 18:03

    today is a great day. adobe offering software as a subscription service has made the previously unaffordable, affordable.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/cssubscription.html

    we can do great things for just £50!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:04

    Maybe they named it like that to make Webber feel better :D

    :D

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:07

    I'm confused. So confused.... I need timing?!

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:09

    Take note Alonso: It is possible to overtake Petrov #Lewisisbetterthanyou

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 18:09

    I'm confused. So confused.... I need timing?!

    fbfb?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:10

    fbfb?

    I haven't seen the result. A bit scared of exploring the site too much as it's actually exciting!! :D I'll have a look. I found the live thread. Hehehe it's just full of comments about people being confused :P

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 18:11

    I haven't seen the result. A bit scared of exploring the site too much as it's actually exciting!! :D I'll have a look. I found the live thread. Hehehe it's just full of comments about people being confused :P

    ahh tricky.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:12

    I haven't seen the result. A bit scared of exploring the site too much as it's actually exciting!! :D I'll have a look. I found the live thread. Hehehe it's just full of comments about people being confused :P

    There was lots of confusion

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 18:12

    although you should maybe shut realtime. i had no idea you didn't know the result.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:12

    although you should maybe shut realtime. i had no idea you didn't know the result.

    I'm not precious about it don't worry :)

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 18:15

    apple are looking to make machines from carbon fibre: http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/11/apple-hires-carbon-fiber-expert-kevin-kenney-to-posit-composites/

    wonder if we'll have a flexible iphone one day?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:16

    wonder if we'll have a flexible iphone one day?

    Palm (I think) had flexible phones a couple of years ago.

  • Janna11/04/2011 at 18:20

    wonder if we'll have a flexible iphone one day?

    Listened to a really interesting Bright Club podcast today with Dom Furniss a Human Computer Interaction expert at UCL. I'd never really thought about how engineers vs marketing people works in design but he makes some great points about making things useable. I wonder how flexible phones would fit into this. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 18:25

    Listened to a really interesting Bright Club podcast today with Dom Furniss a Human Computer Interaction expert at UCL. I'd never really thought about how engineers vs marketing people works in design but he makes some great points about making things useable. I wonder how flexible phones would fit into this. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

    i was merely taking the mickey out of red bull's wing, but if it's doable, that might be interesting.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:28

    i was merely taking the mickey out of red bull's wing, but if it's doable, that might be interesting.

    Weird stupid wing

  • Janna11/04/2011 at 18:29

    i was merely taking the mickey out of red bull's wing, but if it's doable, that might be interesting.

    I think that anything is doable, it's just whether it's cost effective.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:34

    Booooo hiss not happy at all! Stupid race. I might turn it off :P

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:40

    Booooo hiss not happy at all! Stupid race. I might turn it off :P

    Keep watching

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:41

    Norain norain

    Loving the faux Italian accent going on at Ferrari there :D

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:44

    Keep watching

    Hmmmm I don't like this bit. Normally I give up and look at the result when it starts to go wrong :D

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 18:44

    Hmmmm I don't like this bit. Normally I give up and look at the result when it starts to go wrong :D

    Which bit went wrong?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:45

    Norain norain

    Loving the faux Italian accent going on at Ferrari there :D

    THere were lots of comments about Karthikeyan

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:45

    Hmmmm I don't like this bit. Normally I give up and look at the result when it starts to go wrong :D

    What lap are you on?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:45

    Which bit went wrong?

    Dodgy Hamilton pit strategy and a bungled pit stop.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:46

    What lap are you on?

    45

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:46

    Dodgy Hamilton pit strategy and a bungled pit stop.

    Stick with it

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:46

    Stick with it

    WHY???? So I can watch Alonso crash into him!?!

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 18:46

    45

    Might as well get to the end from there.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 18:47

    Dodgy Hamilton pit strategy and a bungled pit stop.

    I didn't know you were a LewHam fan.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:50

    I didn't know you were a LewHam fan.

    I'm pretty fickle. I've always had quite a lot of Lewis love though. When I first watched F1 it was when he won the championship. It was very very exciting. There were tears and everything :P I don't think I ever really got over it.

    I do like Vettel but he's just too good at the moment to need supporting :D

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:50

    WHY???? So I can watch Alonso crash into him!?!

    I thought you didn't know what happened in the race. There is more than that happens

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 18:50

    I do like Vettel but he's just too good at the moment to need supporting :D

    Gotcha. I can barely keep up with who I like let alone other people :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 18:50

    I'm pretty fickle. I've always had quite a lot of Lewis love though. When I first watched F1 it was when he won the championship. It was very very exciting. There were tears and everything :P I don't think I ever really got over it.

    First we have heard of this

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:52

    First we have heard of this

    It's 100% not. I am a very emotional sports watcher. I must have been supporting Lewis last year too because I got up and went to bed after he crashed out of Singapore last year.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:55

    I thought you didn't know what happened in the race. There is more than that happens

    Also I wasn't cheating :P I saw it happen. Bash crash wallop. I refuse to believe there's no damage on his car. He's the puncture king.

  • Christine11/04/2011 at 18:55

    Pingles: http://sidepodcast.com/post/tweets-of-the-week-you-get-what-you-deserve

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 18:59

    Why did you make me watch this?? I thought something good was going to happen? :( :( :( Bad times.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:01

    Sweet Lord. Air Asia are sponsoring the wrong Lotus there.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:05

    So erm why did no-one want Nick Heidfeld??

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 19:07

    So erm why did no-one want Nick Heidfeld??

    fair question.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:08

    Why did you make me watch this?? I thought something good was going to happen? :( :( :( Bad times.

    AND he got a drive through??? You just wanted me to suffer #blamesteven

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:09

    It's 100% not. I am a very emotional sports watcher. I must have been supporting Lewis last year too because I got up and went to bed after he crashed out of Singapore last year.

    You have always gone on about supporting fluffy.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:09

    Also I wasn't cheating :P I saw it happen. Bash crash wallop. I refuse to believe there's no damage on his car. He's the puncture king.

    THere was some minor damage to the floor/diffuser

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:09

    Sweet Lord. Air Asia are sponsoring the wrong Lotus there.

    :D

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:11

    I don't like all these stops. It seems ludicrous.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:12

    So erm why did no-one want Nick Heidfeld??

    Not fashionable. I have been having little rants for many years on the subject of people who hire F1 drivers wouldn't recognise a good driver if he drove over them.

    Nick is not alone. How long have I been going on about di Resta. Everyone knew he was good now because he has beaten Sutil the media etc know about him. There are lots of great drivers who never got a break

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:14

    I don't like all these stops. It seems ludicrous.

    Pit stops are bad

    #confidentialfromMrC

    You have to ask how using 3 times as many tyres as last year and having half a ton of rubber on the track helps with F1's aim to shine a green light on itself

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:15

    You have to ask how using 3 times as many tyres as last year and having half a ton of rubber on the track helps with F1's aim to shine a green light on itself

    I was actually just thinking basically this. That being green is about being durable, reliable, efficient. Forcing pit stops is mad if that's your philosophy.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:17

    I was actually just thinking basically this. That being green is about being durable, reliable, efficient. Forcing pit stops is mad if that's your philosophy.

    Tony Blair used to go on about joined up thinking. F1 is no more capable of it than he was

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:24

    Awwww I also now love Di Resta. He's such a cutie #newfluffy

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:26

    Awwww I also now love Di Resta. He's such a cutie #newfluffy

    Vettel is old already

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:26

    Awwww I also now love Di Resta. He's such a cutie #newfluffy

    *ugh-ugh-hummmm*

  • jpancoast11/04/2011 at 19:26

    So my boss is in from Denver, visiting us in the Virginia office here. I go over to talk to him and he says "Hey, I got something for ya!"

    It's an iPad 1! (wifi only, though, but considering it's free to me I won't complain too much)

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:28

    You have to ask how using 3 times as many tyres as last year and having half a ton of rubber on the track helps with F1's aim to shine a green light on itself

    You need rubber trees to make rubber, and since you dont need to cut them down to get the rubber:

    ^Rubber Demand = ^Number of Rubber Trees*

    Assuming the tires are made from actual rubber and not synthetic

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 19:29

    So my boss is in from Denver, visiting us in the Virginia office here. I go over to talk to him and he says "Hey, I got something for ya!"

    It's an iPad 1! (wifi only, though, but considering it's free to me I won't complain too much)

    Nice one

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:29

    Vettel is old already

    Nooooo I'll happily wave the flag if he needs to fight through the field.

    I like Di Resta. He's friendly and chatty.

    Assuming the tires are made from actual rubber and not synthetic

    They're synthetic

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:30

    Assuming the tires are made from actual rubber and not synthetic

    There will be little if any rubber in the tyres.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:31

    There will be little if any rubber in the tyres.

    They should get a tyre manufacturer who can make rubber tyres then

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:32

    They should get a tyre manufacturer who can make rubber tyres then

    Even if the outer was made of real rubber, all the gubbins inside is very wasteful to just chuck away all the time.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:33

    They should get a tyre manufacturer who can make rubber tyres then

    I don't think rubber tyres would last very long at 200 mph or 4G

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:33

    Even if the outer was made of real rubber, all the gubbins inside is very wasteful to just chuck away all the time.

    Flax?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:34

    What are you talking about?

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:34

    I don't think rubber tyres would last very long at 200 mph or 4G

    An engineering challenge then. with the end result being highly durable rubber tyres.

    theres f1's green moment right there

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:34

    Flax?

    Which

    century is this you want the tyres for? How many horses pull your wagon?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:35

    theres f1's green moment right there

    I think you need to do a guest post explaining how they are going to do that

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:36

    Rubber is less durable than a synthetic. Synthetic isn't always wrong.... If it's durable, that's what counts. A durable tyre will always be more environmentally sound.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:41

    Flax?

    Which century is this you want the tyres for? How many horses pull your wagon?

    I dont know, my dunlops seem to last a lot longer, dont create marbles and whilst my car does fly like petrov on occasion, they havent made the steering column brake yet!

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:41

    NO FLYING!!!

    I still get back pain... I swear I'm suing!

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:43

    NO FLYING!!!

    I still get back pain... I swear I'm suing!

    I have learned to do it better now :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:43

    I dont know, my dunlops seem to last a lot longer, dont create marbles and whilst my car does fly like petrov on occasion, they havent made the steering column brake yet!

    You don't brake, corner or accelerate at 4G and you don't change direction at 170mph.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:45

    I have learned to do it better now :)

    NO!!!

  • jpancoast11/04/2011 at 19:47

    Rubber is less durable than a synthetic. Synthetic isn't always wrong.... If it's durable, that's what counts. A durable tyre will always be more environmentally sound.

    I only use synthetic Oil in my car, 'cause it's better. But I honestly don't know how much actual Oil is in there or how it's made or what's "synthetic" about it.

    Perhaps I should load up wikipedia.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:47

    I have learned to do it better now :)

    NO!!!

    I wasnt going fast enough before, the car levels out a lot better with 4 wheels off the ground

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 19:48

    I wasnt going fast enough before, the car levels out a lot better with 4 wheels off the ground

    I'll walk thanks!!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:49

    I wasnt going fast enough before, the car levels out a lot better with 4 wheels off the ground

    Depends on the shape of the lump you take off from

  • jpancoast11/04/2011 at 19:51

    I wasnt going fast enough before, the car levels out a lot better with 4 wheels off the ground

    Unless you're rallying, having more than one wheel leave the ground is generally frowned upon.

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 19:52

    Unless you're rallying, having more than one wheel leave the ground is generally frowned upon.

    More FIA Cross country than rallying,

    "Tracks? Where we're going we dont need tracks"

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 19:52

    Unless you're rallying, having more than one wheel leave the ground is generally frowned upon.

    You mean when I used to do it I wasn't supposed to?

  • Nick11/04/2011 at 20:07

    Goodnight everyone, just thought of the word 'sidepodapotamus'

    hope it comes in usefull :)

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:17

    Unless you're rallying, having more than one wheel leave the ground is generally frowned upon

    Nick thinks he's Sebastian Loeb. I'm not messing though. We went over a sand bank the wrong way driving in the desert and I'm really not sure my back's ever going to be the same again.

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 20:20

    I think I'm coming to the conclusion that Dylan just doesn't like motorsports at all judging by his responses to me

    Not his best post, for sure.

    i was merely taking the mickey out of red bull's wing, but if it's doable, that might be interesting.

    You know they have patented the idea for roll up Tv screens, right?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:22

    Nick thinks he's Sebastian Loeb. I'm not messing though. We went over a sand bank the wrong way driving in the desert and I'm really not sure my back's ever going to be the same again.

    Sue him

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:23

    You know they have patented the idea for roll up Tv screens, right?

    They have had those for a while

  • RubberGoat11/04/2011 at 20:24

    They have had those for a while

    yup

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:25

    Sue him

    I'll be sure to get lots of holiday snaps with the neck brace on eh :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:26

    You know they have patented the idea for roll up Tv screens, right?

    For those who haven't see flexi-TV

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6bkmPjVF-k

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:28

    Woah very weird goings on with the Olde Comments there!?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:29

    I clicked on Steven's youtube link then pressed back to come back here and it went a bit mad scrolling but it has fixed itself :P

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:31

    I clicked on Steven's youtube link then pressed back to come back here and it went a bit mad scrolling but it has fixed itself :P

    Self-fixing comments?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:31

    I feel a bit sea sick from looking at it though #blamesteven

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:32

    I feel a bit sea sick from looking at it though #blamesteven

    Mr C's software

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:32

    You posted the link!! Weird impossible screen.

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 20:38

    Nick thinks he's Sebastian Loeb. I'm not messing though. We went over a sand bank the wrong way driving in the desert and I'm really not sure my back's ever going to be the same again.

    He thinks he's whatshisname, Dakar Rally / WRC man from UAE. Nasser al-Attiyah?

    You should get that checked.

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 20:38

    You should get that checked.

    The back not the rally stats of Al-Attiyah.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:49

    The back not the rally stats of Al-Attiyah.

    Any pain in the back that persists for more than a few days should get checked out. An ex-apprentice doctor should know that.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:50

    Any pain in the back that persists for more than a few days should get checked out. An ex-apprentice doctor should know that

    How do you suggest I get rid of him then? :D

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 20:50

    Any pain in the back that persists for more than a few days should get checked out. An ex-apprentice doctor should know that.

    Doctors are the most stubborn patients.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:51

    How do you suggest I get rid of him then? :D

    Next time he takes off pull his ejector seat?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 20:54

    The back isn't all that bad. It was definitely the car that did it though. Very hard landing compressing my poor spine. Can't really think what on earth anyone could do about it other than tell me not to do it again?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:57

    The back isn't all that bad. It was definitely the car that did it though. Very hard landing compressing my poor spine. Can't really think what on earth anyone could do about it other than tell me not to do it again?

    If you can still feel the difference in your back now then you should have it checked out. They could suggest physio or exercises or something. The trouble is a lot of older people who have back problems have had them since they were younger but it didn't really bother them then so they ignored it.

    I would guess you posture in the car was to blame. You need to sit right if you are going to fly in a car

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 20:58

    The back isn't all that bad. It was definitely the car that did it though. Very hard landing compressing my poor spine. Can't really think what on earth anyone could do about it other than tell me not to do it again?

    Buy him a VW Race Touareg, those things go over anything.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 20:59

    Buy him a VW Race Touareg, those things go over anything.

    Their drivers and co-drivers are really fit and of course they have awesome seats and stuff

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 21:01

    I have perfect posture!!! Girls spines are just shaped differently.

    To give Nick a break, he is a very good offroad driver. We'd followed another car into a hollow you couldn't really get out of so we had to go over the dune the wrong way to get out. Really scary. At the time I was just happy we hadn't flipped over.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:02

    To give Nick a break, he is a very good offroad driver. We'd followed another car into a hollow you couldn't really get out of so we had to go over the dune the wrong way to get out. Really scary. At the time I was just happy we hadn't flipped over.

    You mean he almost landed you on your head?

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 21:03

    I've done that to myself before ;)

    All I'm saying is that you'd think sand was soft and it flipping isn't!!!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:04

    All I'm saying is that you'd think sand was soft and it flipping isn't!!!

    Sand is the same material as glass. Not soft at all

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 21:09

    Hehehe fine you win. I'll tell my doctor about it when I go and ask them for my begging letter for student finance.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:11

    Hehehe fine you win. I'll tell my doctor about it when I go and ask them for my begging letter for student finance.

    I win again. First Hitler and now Alison

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 21:11

    Erm what? You're making less sense than Nick now....

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 21:12

    What even is flax?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:13

    Erm what? You're making less sense than Nick now....

    I can't remember why but it was something to do with Leni Riefenstahl and Godwin's law yesterday

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:13

    What even is flax?

    It's a crop. You get linseed oil from it

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 21:14

    So what does that have to do with rubber tyres?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:14

    It's a crop. You get linseed oil from it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flax

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 21:15

    What even is flax?

    It's a crop. You get linseed oil from it

    Ohhh. Now a street name near where I grew up makes a lot more sense. Flaxfield Road.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:15

    So what does that have to do with rubber tyres?

    I have not the slightest idea. Neither does Nick

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:15

    Ohhh. Now a street name near where I grew up makes a lot more sense. Flaxfield Road.

    There is definitely a clue to its origin hidden in there

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 21:39

    am geeking out on leo live at NAB: http://www.pixelcorps.com/live

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:43

    am geeking out on leo live at NAB: http://www.pixelcorps.com/live

    I listened to TWiT earlier and they were joking about broadcaster letting them stream a broadcaster's show

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 21:43

    This is a good read - http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/04/11/commentary/?eref=sihp

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:43

    am geeking out on leo live at NAB: http://www.pixelcorps.com/live

    Why pixelcorps rather than TWiT?

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 21:44

    Why pixelcorps rather than TWiT?

    don't know. leo was there but he just wandered off. i think the two are sort of becoming one though.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:45

    don't know. leo was there but he just wandered off. i think the two are sort of becoming one though.

    Interesting. He seems to be really growing his business. He has hired a lot of people recently and the new building is going to be something really special

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 21:46

    Interesting. He seems to be really growing his business. He has hired a lot of people recently and the new building is going to be something really special

    did you see this piccy (i think it's leo's new place): http://filmcrewtech.posterous.com/studio-build-day-3

    want!

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 21:48

    did you see this piccy (i think it's leo's new place): filmcrewtech.post…tudio-build-day-3

    they also have a mega green screen wall: http://filmcrewtech.posterous.com/adding-a-grid-to-the-new-pixel-corps-studio

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:56

    You know they are live streaming the build 24/7?

    https://www.dropcam.com/demo

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 21:57

    You know they are live streaming the build 24/7?

    noooooooooooo?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:58

    noooooooooooo?

    It has been plugged a hundred times over the past few weeks. It has sound as well

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 21:58

    It has been plugged a hundred times over the past few weeks. It has sound as well

    have fallen a bit behind since that racing series started up again :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 21:59

    have fallen a bit behind since that racing series started up again :)

    Racing gets in the way of so much

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 22:12

    Interesting. He seems to be really growing his business. He has hired a lot of people recently and the new building is going to be something really special

    lisa is running her company from leo's studio too?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 22:21

    lisa is running her company from leo's studio too?

    Who is Lisa?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 22:21

    Who is Lisa?

    Bettany

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 22:22

    Who is Lisa?

    Bettany

    i assume so. alex was suggesting he, leo and lisa split the cost of a $12k jib between them for the studio.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 22:22

    Bettany

    I know she has a show with Leo now - Mostly Photography - or something similar but I don't know if her company is moving in too

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 22:23

    i assume so. alex was suggesting he, leo and lisa split the cost of a $12k jib between them for the studio.

    Hardly a big budget item for any of them.

  • Mr C11/04/2011 at 22:28

    Hardly a big budget item for any of them.

    the guy lives in a whole other world. he was just talking about a sound recording device which is the 'gold' standard used by everyone including himself. i googled, thinking i needed one too... £5,034

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 22:32

    the guy lives in a whole other world. he was just talking about a sound recording device which is the 'gold' standard used by everyone including himself. i googled, thinking i needed one too... £5,034

    Leo is making a couple of million from podcasts so $5k is nothing to him.

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 22:58

    My goodness just seen a pic of Vettel's car in parc ferme at the end of the GP. Those tyres are in pieces!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:00

    My goodness just seen a pic of Vettel's car in parc ferme at the end of the GP. Those tyres are in pieces!

    I haven't seen that but is it not just lumps of rubber picked up from the track? The tyres do fall apart at a ridiculous rate

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:02

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010gd75/Formula_1_2011_The_Malaysian_Grand_Prix/?t=2h56m15s

    I've never seen tyres in that state... #buybridgestone

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:03

    morning boys and girls

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:04

    Hello Amyyyyy :)

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:04

    Hello Amyyyyy

    its rainy and cold :( but I got a free smoothie :D

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:05

    Mmmmmm smoothie

    I'm sorry you can't go to Korea :( I recruited family members and everything :(

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:06

    I'm sorry you can't go to Korea I recruited family members and everything

    nothings been announced yet, it aint over til its over :)

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:06

    You had a good time in Malaysia?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:07

    I've never seen tyres in that state... #buybridgestone

    It's just pick up.Normally the marbles they picked up were so small but now they pick up lumps so it looks worse

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:07

    You had a good time in Malaysia?

    the race was excellent, the experience as a whole was alright :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:07

    Hi Amy.

    Just going through your photos. WHo is Anna at Lotus? I have never seen her before

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:08

    Just going through your photos. WHo is Anna at Lotus? I have never seen her before

    shes @annateamlotus on twitter, I assume shes something to do with PR. They always say shes done a great job on Lotus notes so I assume thats part of her job too.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:10

    shes @annateamlotus on twitter, I assume shes something to do with PR. They always say shes done a great job on Lotus notes so I assume thats part of her job too.

    I will follow her on twitter then.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:11

    I will follow her on twitter then.

    I am already following her on twitter. She is Anna Goodrum. She did the videos from the Lotus factory during the Melbourne weekend. She looks different in daylight

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:12

    I am already following her on twitter. She is Anna Goodrum. She did the videos from the Lotus factory during the Melbourne weekend. She looks different in daylight

    hehe thats her!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:14

    I can't believe you have me leaving facebook comments on your photos. If I get addicted to facebook you are in trouble

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:15

    I can't believe you have me leaving facebook comments on your photos. If I get addicted to facebook you are in trouble

    sorry :D

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 23:17

    I can't believe you have me leaving facebook comments on your photos. If I get addicted to facebook you are in trouble

    don't forget to look after your farm

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:18

    don't forget to look after your farm

    Hahahaha can you gift me a duck?

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 23:18

    Hahahaha can you gift me a duck?

    I don't play it but Mum is addicted to the town/city one whatever that is..

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:19

    No I was only kidding, I don't play any of those silly things.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:19

    Just had a genius idea to help rig the contest in Amy's favour. Left the following comment on her photo thing

    I hope Air Asia are going to choose the top 3 or 4 and ask them to write a review of Sunday's race. Wouldn't want someone who didn't understand enough about F1 to do a good job tweeting to win the comp.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:20

    don't forget to look after your farm

    I am not getting a farm. Mind you two weeks ago I was never going to get a facebook account and Journeyer was never going on twitter

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:21

    Maybe Amy can submit hers in time for next year's Korean GP

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:21

    Just had a genius idea to help rig the contest in Amy's favour. Left the following comment on her photo thing

    heheh I suggested an 'uberfan test' ie 'name the two Team Lotus drivers'

    But the competition technically has been closed and drawn according to the terms :)

  • Pat W11/04/2011 at 23:21

    Maybe Amy can submit hers in time for next year's Korean GP

    heheh

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:21

    Hahahaha can you gift me a duck?

    You can have all the ducks you want if you play Farmville. Course you have to plant them and water them regularly or the turn into angry birds.

    I think I am getting the hang of these games

  • Amy11/04/2011 at 23:23

    heheh

    I bought my ipad to work today so i can continue working on my fanvision post. I'm getting better!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:24

    Found a retweet by Anna with a pic of her and Mabel

    http://yfrog.com/hsaofjsj

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:25

    I'm not completely unimpressed by Brundle and DC

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:27

    I'm not completely unimpressed by Brundle and DC

    I think they are really good

  • Alison11/04/2011 at 23:29

    They were interesting. I wasn't bored. The only thing I would say is that relying only on tv pics and their commentary, they weren't all that informative in terms of what was happening when I got confused.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:32

    They were interesting. I wasn't bored. The only thing I would say is that relying only on tv pics and their commentary, they weren't all that informative in terms of what was happening when I got confused.

    I think it was that kind of race. Everyone was confused regardless of which commentary they had

  • Sidepodcast Update11/04/2011 at 23:45
  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 23:54

    Assuming the tires are made from actual rubber and not synthetic

    F1 tyres are mostly synthetic, though Bridgestone does have a natural rubber plantation. Michelin didn't and I don't think Pirelli does.

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2011 at 23:56

    Can I tell you I've officially been "pensioned off" the Duke of Edinburgh course instead?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2011 at 23:57

    Can I tell you I've officially been "pensioned off" the Duke of Edinburgh course instead?

    Pensioned off. That seems harsh

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:02

    Norain norain

    Loving the faux Italian accent going on at Ferrari there :D

    The guy who said that (Andrea Stella) is Italian, so I would have thought that was a genuine Italian accent...

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:07

    The guy who said that (Andrea Stella) is Italian, so I would have thought that was a genuine Italian accent...

    I know the engineer is Italian but Fernando is putting it on too I swear :P

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:07

    Pensioned off. That seems harsh

    The award rules state one has to be below a certain age to work towards it, I've exceeded that age limit and therefore today was my last session (I was allowed to stay for 2 sessions after my birthday to tidy up paperwork and collect certificates). So after helping out a first aid course for the younger students, there was a little ceremony to mark my leaving. Got 2 small certificates because I only managed half the award in the end. There were a couple of small speeches and then everyone ate loads of biscuits.

    Mum ordered fish, chips, a spring roll and sweet-and-sour chicken for tea because she's been working hard sorting out horses and foals over the last couple of days (2 foals, with different parents, which have been born in the last 3 days, and another one was due over a month ago). So it was a lovely end to a somewhat weird day.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:08

    I know the engineer is Italian but Fernando is putting it on too I swear :P

    Evidently he's been around the engineers too much and the accent's rubbed off on him...

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:08

    I know the engineer is Italian but Fernando is putting it on too I swear :P

    He speaks Italian so maybe it is easier for the eng. to understand him if he uses that accent

  • Amy12/04/2011 at 00:08

    If they check here they'll probably only look at the guest posts not the daily

    email has been replied to so hopefully they make their announcement asap

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:09

    The award rules state one has to be below a certain age to work towards it, I've exceeded that age limit and therefore today was my last session (I was allowed to stay for 2 sessions after my birthday to tidy up paperwork and collect certificates). So after helping out a first aid course for the younger students, there was a little ceremony to mark my leaving. Got 2 small certificates because I only managed half the award in the end. There were a couple of small speeches and then everyone ate loads of biscuits.

    Sounds like you have achieved a lot.

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:09

    He speaks Italian so maybe it is easier for the eng. to understand him if he uses that accent

    Did you read that research that said foreigners find it easier to understand English if you speak in a "foreign" accent? That did really amuse me.

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:10

    MR CCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:11

    sorry

    mr ccccccccccccccccccc!!!

  • Amy12/04/2011 at 00:11

    I wonder if I'll get any work done today #probablynot

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:11

    sorry

    mr ccccccccccccccccccc!!!

    :)

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:12

    I don't understand how the caps got there in his name. Did Christine type them?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:13

    Did you read that research that said foreigners find it easier to understand English if you speak in a "foreign" accent? That did really amuse me.

    Yes. I have experienced that in some countries to where I have resorted to doing that. I also worked with an English guy who had lived in Malaysia and he said because their native language is very staccato they struggled with English so. he. had. to. in. sert. pauses. in.to all. his sen.ten.ces and they then understood hime perfectly

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:13

    I wonder if I'll get any work done today #probablynot

    You should be given a holiday

  • Mr C12/04/2011 at 00:13

    MR CCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!

    hi?

  • Amy12/04/2011 at 00:14

    hi?

    we need comments deleted #oops

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:14

    it was the lower case that did it :D

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:14

    hi?

    Read your e-mail and start editing please

    #confidential

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:14

    it was the lower case that did it :D

    That's where I went wrong before

  • Mr C12/04/2011 at 00:15

    oh blimey. right on it.

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:15

    I wonder if I'll get any work done today #probablynot

    Nice birthday present though

  • Mr C12/04/2011 at 00:19

    think i got em all.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:19

    Nice birthday present though

    It's Amy's birthday as well???

    Go buy lottery tickets now while your luck is still good

  • Amy12/04/2011 at 00:19

    think i got em all.

    <3

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:21

    Sleeptime, hopefully the thing will be talkaboutable by morning. :D

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:21

    Sounds like you have achieved a lot.

    :blush: Technically I was supposed to have achieved quite a bit more, but the expeditions were a disaster (one never happened, the other one resulted in me having to drop out partway through Day 2) and at no point during the 10 months I was there did anyone show the slightest interest in letting me volunteer for them.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:22

    Night Pat

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:22

    You struggled to get your volunteering hours in? That's a real shame.

  • Mr C12/04/2011 at 00:22

    Sleeptime, hopefully the thing will be talkaboutable by morning.

    a commenting embargo, whatever next.

    i don't know what else to say now, so i shall sleep too.

  • Kai12/04/2011 at 00:23

    Sleeptime, hopefully the thing will be talkaboutable by morning. :D

    talkaboutable. :)

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:23

    I don't understand how the caps got there in his name. Did Christine type them?

    The system Importantalized it for you ;)

  • Kai12/04/2011 at 00:23

    Night Mr C and Pat

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:23

    talkaboutable. :)

    #wordsthatshouldexist

  • Kai12/04/2011 at 00:23

    #wordsthatshouldexist

    #wordsthatdoexistnow

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:24

    :blush: Technically I was supposed to have achieved quite a bit more, but the expeditions were a disaster (one never happened, the other one resulted in me having to drop out partway through Day 2) and at no point during the 10 months I was there did anyone show the slightest interest in letting me volunteer for them.

    So long as you gained something from doing it then it does not matter that you were unable to complete it. I remember you discussing the problems with expeditions before

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:24

    think i got em all.

    Thank you :)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:24

    Sleeptime, hopefully the thing will be talkaboutable by morning.

    That has to go in the dictionary. But not yet shhh

  • Steven Roy12/04/2011 at 00:25

    Night Mr C

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:25

    That has to go in the dictionary. But not yet shhh

    i'll need a reminder tomorrow night unless someone else can do it

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:25

    You struggled to get your volunteering hours in? That's a real shame.

    It's difficult to put in volunteering hours when nobody will let you volunteer in the first place! It's proved easier for me to get a paid job than an unpaid one...

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:26

    a commenting embargo, whatever next.

    Interviews for jobs that are filled 2 hours before the interview is due?

    #seenitallthisweek

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:26

    I just think it's a shame. Do you not have a volunteering centre in a local town?

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:26

    Interviews for jobs that are filled 2 hours before the interview is due?

    sorry to hear that :(

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:26

    #wordsthatdoexistnow

    :D

    #sidepodtagsarefun

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:27

    I just think it's a shame. Do you not have a volunteering centre in a local town?

    Yes. It was completely useless. As was the one in the city reasonably nearby.

  • Pat W12/04/2011 at 00:27

    i think i've killed all the other tabs, really going now. :)

  • Kai12/04/2011 at 00:28

    i think i've killed all the other tabs, really going now. :)

    Good night, then, really. :)

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:28

    i think i've killed all the other tabs, really going now. :)

    Goodnight!

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:31

    Yes. It was completely useless. As was the one in the city reasonably nearby.

    Sorry to hear that. I've never actually taken a vacancy that they found for me in the end. I used to volunteer a lot when I was at school goodness knows how I got into that thinking about it. I've always found friendly staff at local CABs as well.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:33

    Sorry to hear that. I've never actually taken a vacancy that they found for me in the end. I used to volunteer a lot when I was at school goodness knows how I got into that thinking about it. I've always found friendly staff at local CABs as well.

    I've had voluntary posts before, but that was when I was a library student and even then it was considerably more difficult for me than the careers people had led me to believe it was.

    I don't even know when my local CAB is open - it allegedly does open sometimes but I've never seen it in that state (and even if it had I'd never previously considered the possibility they might offer volunteering help).

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:34

    You can volunteer there! They're very lovely and it's interesting. I have my advisory certificate but there's lots of help always needed for lots of things.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:36

    You can volunteer there! They're very lovely and it's interesting. I have my advisory certificate but there's lots of help always needed for lots of things.

    When they're open...

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:37

    The first time I went in there I tripped over a rusty snapped off bollard and cut my foot. I think the centre manager was so happy I didn't ring the council that she'd have let me do anything after that :D

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:39

    The first time I went in there I tripped over a rusty snapped off bollard and cut my foot. I think the centre manager was so happy I didn't ring the council that she'd have let me do anything after that :D

    Interesting way to make a first impression, though it sounds a bit painful...

  • Alison12/04/2011 at 00:40

    Interesting way to make a first impression, though it sounds a bit painful...

    If there's one thing I'm good at, it's falling flat on my face.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2011 at 00:42

    If there's one thing I'm good at, it's falling flat on my face.

    You're good at other stuff too - it's not many people can get that kind of reaction off a manager after tripping over something...

  • paul12/04/2011 at 04:04

    Oh dear.

    Was just overhearing a conversation at work: "Who was this Jim Clark guy anyway, and why did he have so many poles?"

    Sheesh!

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  • Nick12/04/2011 at 07:42

    Sleeptime, hopefully the thing will be talkaboutable by morning.

    That has to go in the dictionary. But not yet shhh

    Whats all this about?

  • Nick12/04/2011 at 07:42

    Happy Birthday Amy :)