Hi, and welcome to Thursday.

Christine has found a neat little tool which searches Google Books and shows the popularity of it over time, and you can compare terms as well. There are some interesting comparisons showing how seemingly similar terms have become more or less popular over the years. Have a go yourself!

My car passed its MOT yesterday with flying colours, always good when that happens especially when it has done a fair few miles. I keep thinking I'll change it though. Anyone want to buy a 2002 Ford Focus? :)

Kai found out the Opportunity rover on Mars has sent back some images of a big crater. This rover was only supposed to last a few months but amazingly it has now been active for years! Sticking with space, RCC found a great archive of the Apollo missions.

Over in racing, this being the summer break there aren't many interesting racing news stories around, just the usual stuff from teams and drivers either saying this year isn't over yet and they have a chance to win, or instead saying they are giving up on 2011 and looking to do better next year. You don't even need to read them, instead try throwing a dart at the points standings and imagine what they are saying.. then click the headline and see if you were right.

Here is your guide to racing this weekend. I think someone forgot to tell the Americans to have a break!

  • IndyCar - New Hampshire (first time since 1998!)
  • NASCAR Cup - Watkins Glen
  • GrandAm - Watkins Glen (with Mark Blundell)
  • MotoGP - Brno

There was talk in yesterday's Daily about Channel 4's proposal for UK F1 coverage, which looks better than either BBC or Sky. That in turn led to ideas for how C4's usual shows (or indeed any others) might be themed in an F1 style - check them out and suggest yours here!

Finally, let's wish a happy birthday to Guille today and Chris tomorrow!

318 responses

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 00:31

    oops too many !!'s

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 00:43

    fab daily pat. is there a challenge to pack the most info into a daily in the least words? 325 is a tough benchmark.

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 00:45

    fab daily pat. is there a challenge to pack the most info into a daily in the least words? 325 is a tough benchmark.

    Cheers. People were saying some dailies were getting a bit long, and it was late so I wanted to do a shorter one for a change!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 00:47

    Cheers. People were saying some dailies were getting a bit long, and it was late so I wanted to do a shorter one for a change!

    i do approve.

    must dash though, things to finish before sleepstime.

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 00:48

    must dash though, things to finish before sleepstime.

    I gotta sleep too, catch you all later

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 00:49

    Cheers. People were saying some dailies were getting a bit long, and it was late so I wanted to do a shorter one for a change!

    oh and the other thing was that I didn't have anything prepared or anything else to say, which helped :)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 00:54

    #sidepodspace.

    How gravity really works by Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDp1tiUsZw8&feature=fvst

    If the Earth had less gravity would we ever have learned to walk or run. Let's ask Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdwcLytloU&NR=1&feature=fvwp

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 01:40

    Mr C 11/08/2011 at 01:43:54

    fab daily pat. is there a challenge to pack the most info into a daily in the least words? 325 is a tough benchmark.

    My answer is "Panton" It is the Latin word for "Everything".

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 02:49

    Rafa is trying to do a Murray and lose a match he really should win. Nail biting.

  • guille230611/08/2011 at 03:20

    Thanks Pat!

  • guille230611/08/2011 at 03:22

    How gravity really works by Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott

    www.youtube.com/w…&feature=fvst

    Great video. A simple experiment that is worth the thousand words needed to explain it in school :)

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 04:38

    I booked my Hockenheim hotel :) Good thing is that if the date changes I can change the dates of the booking easily, its not one of those silly 'no changes, no refunds one'

    I booked a twin room so first person to say they want to come too gets the other bed :D

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 06:31

    I booked a twin room so first person to say they want to come too gets the other bed :D

    How much was it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 07:58

    Morning everyone

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 08:13

    I booked a twin room so first person to say they want to come too gets the other bed :D

    How much was it?

    and how much are race tickets? Hopefully a bit lower than they used to be seeing as they can't fill the place any more?

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 08:14

    and how much are race tickets? Hopefully a bit lower than they used to be seeing as they can't fill the place any more?

    They aren't on sale yet so if anyone has any recollection :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 08:14

    Hopefully a bit lower than they used to be seeing as they can't fill the place any more?

    I'd be interested in seeing a survey as to which GP's actually sell out this year. I believe Britain and Canada were the only full race day events so far this season.

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 08:21

    I'd be interested in seeing a survey as to which GP's actually sell out this year. I believe Britain and Canada were the only full race day events so far this season.

    I'm even amazed at that, given the cost

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 08:27

    Gahhhh - the spam filter on Wordpress is not behaving today. 50 messages to clear in the last 40 minutes

    >:(

  • That'll be the Day11/08/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    - Which much-anticipated driver comeback was thwarted on this day when a pre-existing injury proved too troublesome?

    To learn about this and more events that helped shape Formula 1, get your copy of That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories (Part 2).

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 09:02

    It's so cold today I've had to have a cup of tea!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 09:06

    It's so cold today I've had to have a cup of tea!

    I think I'm on my 5th cup already

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 09:09

    They aren't on sale yet so if anyone has any recollection :)

    I twitpicced the price list to Lou and then I linked it in the comments a few days ago, the link is out there somewhere :)

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 09:14

    I twitpicced the price list to Lou and then I linked it in the comments a few days ago, the link is out there somewhere :)

    http://twitpic.com/5yqjpq

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 09:16

    OK, make that 75 spam messages on Wordpress in the last hour and a bit - this is getting ridiculous. Have their spam detectors been switched off?

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 09:19

    I twitpicced the price list to Lou and then I linked it in the comments a few days ago, the link is out there somewhere :)

    http://twitpic.com/5yqjpq

    Thanks. 149-199 euros is acceptable, the rest.. aren't. Unless exchange rates change. :)

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 09:19

    http://twitpic.com/5yqjpq

    thank you :) I was iPadding so the effort involved to go find it was too much for me #solazy

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 09:20

    http://twitpic.com/5yqjpq

    Is it me or does that not make any sense at all? €149-199 is nice..... but where on the circuit..?

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 09:21

    Thanks. 149-199 euros is acceptable, the rest.. aren't. Unless exchange rates change. :)

    if a few people end up going we could do a Spa and get different tickets if we need to.

    Oh and the hotel was $450 AUD for 4 nights, and its this one

    http://www.intercityhotel.com/en/Mannheim/?source=USIC

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 09:21

    Is it me or does that not make any sense at all? €149-199 is nice..... but where on the circuit..?

    you have to go to the actual website then click on each stand, then each section of each stand to find out which price each section is

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 09:21

    Is it me or does that not make any sense at all? €149-199 is nice..... but where on the circuit..?

    I think you have to click around a bit on the actual site, I have to go and do something else now though..

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 09:22

    you have to go to the actual website then click on each stand, then each section of each stand to find out which price each section is

    Ahhh... that makes more sense.

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 09:22

    if a few people end up going we could do a Spa and get different tickets if we need to.

    Yep sounds like a plan

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 09:23

    thank you :) I was iPadding so the effort involved to go find it was too much for me #solazy

    No probs ;)

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 09:24

    Thanks. 149-199 euros is acceptable, the rest.. aren't. Unless exchange rates change. :)

    if a few people end up going we could do a Spa and get different tickets if we need to.

    Oh and the hotel was $450 AUD for 4 nights, and its this one

    At this moment I'm just curious ... because I want to go to NZ next Christmas, which isn't cheap either. Also if my family decide to go to Le Mans I'll do that instead because it's a lot cheaper!

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 09:24

    if people want to look at the prices properly go to http://www.hockenheimring.net/f1-tickets then click Bestellen, then click Bestellen again next to the one that says "Wochenende" which is one of the few German words I actually know :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 09:24

    I think I may be doing either Le Mans or Indy next year, but nowt confirmed yet

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 09:25

    At this moment I'm just curious ... because I want to go to NZ next Christmas, which isn't cheap either. Also if my family decide to go to Le Mans I'll do that instead because it's a lot cheaper!

    fair enough, I understand that mostpeople have other things they need to spend their money on other than F1 :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 10:02

    Oh dear lord, Autosport must be utterly, utterly desperate for news

    "Jacques Villeneuve says Kimi Raikkonen did not deserve his Formula 1 title"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93714

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 10:16

    "Jacques Villeneuve says Kimi Raikkonen did not deserve his Formula 1 title"

    What sort of crack is JV smoking? Kimi won the most races that year!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 10:20

    What sort of crack is JV smoking? Kimi won the most races that year!

    I think it went something along the lines of:

    Autosport: "Jacques, we something, anything... please..."

    JV: "Hmmm... OK... how about this..?"

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:38

    sidepodcast meetup in manchester? - http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/93715

    not that i would be able to make it.. but people who can should cause then they can get photos for me ;)

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 10:42

    What sort of crack is JV smoking? Kimi won the most races that year!

    plus if I had to ask who if anyone should've won that year instead of Kimi my brain would definitely not have gone "ooh, Massa"

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 10:44

    plus if I had to ask who if anyone should've won that year instead of Kimi my brain would definitely not have gone "ooh, Massa"

    That's kinda my point really. I'm not a big Kimi fan but he won the most races, so he deserved it anyway.

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 10:46

    not that i would be able to make it.. but people who can should cause then they can get photos for me ;)

    any chance you can make it to Melbourne in October? :D

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:49

    any chance you can make it to Melbourne in October? :D

    if people wanna club together and give me a trip for my birthday then sure! ;)

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 10:50

    if people wanna club together and give me a trip for my birthday then sure! ;)

    when I think of people who should get a paddock pass my mind goes to you, I'd bump my two Pamela back-ups for you :D

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:53

    when I think of people who should get a paddock pass my mind goes to you, I'd bump my two Pamela back-ups for you :D

    hah! i think if i ever get into the paddock i'd have to record it too cause all i'll remember would be a blur.. like the pitlane in spa.. All i remember is Crofty saying 'hi lou!'

    wait.. what's happening in Mebourne in october?

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 10:54

    wait.. what's happening in Mebourne in october?

    free flights to Korea that Pamelas bosses won't let her get on :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 10:54

    free flights to Korea that Pamelas bosses won't let her get on :(

    Boooo....

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 10:55

    Lou - are you coming up to the World Series races next week?

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:55

    free flights to Korea that Pamelas bosses won't let her get on :(

    oh noooo!!! :( seriously?! :(

    well the korean GP is on the weekend after my birthday.. but flying to melbourne so i can fly to Korea seems a bit... pricey ;)

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 10:56

    oh noooo!!! :( seriously?! :(

    shes asked two people and they've both said no because they need her to go to Queensland and she already has time off for Singapore :( We have our fingers crossed that they will change their minds!

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:56

    Lou - are you coming up to the World Series races next week?

    is it at Brands or Silverstone?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 10:57

    is it at Brands or Silverstone?

    Silverstone

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:57

    shes asked two people and they've both said no because they need her to go to Queensland and she already has time off for Singapore :( We have our fingers crossed that they will change their minds!

    but... has she explained how amazing the trip will be? :( hopefully they'll realise F1 is awesome and let Pamela go.

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 10:58

    but... has she explained how amazing the trip will be? :( hopefully they'll realise F1 is awesome and let Pamela go.

    she said the dates they need to be in Qld for aren't confirmed so hopefully the week of the race is a week they don't need to be there :)

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:58

    Silverstone

    hm maybe.. it's really tricky for me to get to silverstone cause it's so far away and relies on mum driving me.. i'll look into it. have been heading to brands and lydenn hill recently to get some practice in

  • lou11/08/2011 at 10:59

    she said the dates they need to be in Qld for aren't confirmed so hopefully the week of the race is a week they don't need to be there :)

    fingers crossed!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:00

    hm maybe.. it's really tricky for me to get to silverstone cause it's so far away and relies on mum driving me.. i'll look into it.

    Fairs

    have been heading to brands and lydenn hill recently to get some practice in

    Good stuff

    :)

  • Amy11/08/2011 at 11:00

    fingers crossed!!

    hopefully! my back ups are a friend who isn't an f1 fan who i might kill if i spend that much time with, and an f1 fan i work with who is very nice but i'd feel weird going on a trip with. Neither are ideal!

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:01

    hopefully! my back ups are a friend who isn't an f1 fan who i might kill if i spend that much time with, and an f1 fan i work with who is very nice but i'd feel weird going on a trip with. Neither are ideal!

    we need more sidepodcasters in melbourne! and Pamela's work to be nice :)

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:02

    Fairs

    have just realised how free it is.. will see if i can persuade mum..

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 11:03

    I'm thinking of volunteering for next year's classic grand prix. Not sure how it works for first timers though!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:04

    I've been thinking of doing up a logo for the Archive. This ought to put me to sleep quite quickly.

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:21

    have just realised how free it is.. will see if i can persuade mum..

    Mum is easily persuaded. she said 'i don't see why we can't go'.. i'm not getting excited. so far we can plan things and then the day they happen it doesn't happen with us there :( but fingers crossed. May bump into you then Leigh.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:22

    Mum is easily persuaded. she said 'i don't see why we can't go'.. i'm not getting excited. so far we can plan things and then the day they happen it doesn't happen with us there :( but fingers crossed. May bump into you then Leigh.

    Good stuff - best order the tickets soon just in case. They post them out, so sometimes they pull them in the week leading up to it.

    I'll be there all Saturday anyhoo.

    :)

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:23

    I'll be there all Saturday anyhoo.

    awesome! have you been before. what day is better, saturday or sunday? mum's gonna ask my aunt to see if she'll be around to come along too.. that way mum has company while i run around taking photos.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:25

    awesome! have you been before. what day is better, saturday or sunday? mum's gonna ask my aunt to see if she'll be around to come along too.. that way mum has company while i run around taking photos.

    Sunday can be better because there's more of a family crowd out, but in terms of action both days are equally as good to be honest.

    Unfortunately I'm already busy on Sunday, otherwise I'd be there both days.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:27

    I must check to see if Ricciardo will be driving actually...

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:27

    Sunday can be better because there's more of a family crowd out, but in terms of action both days are equally as good to be honest.

    ohh good to know. It'll depend on what day my aunt is free i think, but hopefully we'll make an early road trip up there so i can get some snaps and things. :)

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 11:28

    awesome! have you been before. what day is better, saturday or sunday? mum's gonna ask my aunt to see if she'll be around to come along too.. that way mum has company while i run around taking photos.

    I looked at the timetable 'cos I'm tempted too (free is an attractive price! shame the diesel isn't..). Sunday looks better in terms of on track action and the timing of it.

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:30

    I looked at the timetable 'cos I'm tempted too (free is an attractive price! shame the diesel isn't..). Sunday looks better in terms of on track action and the timing of it.

    Free is a rather lovely price. as mum put it. 'if it wasn't free i'd be paying diesel AND ticket prices', so even though it'll still cost a bit it's cheap in comparison to the price of the GP etc.

    I managed to persuade my aunt to buy a kindle after one conversation, i'm hoping i can use this kinda persuasion to get them both to drive me to Silverstone. Never been to Silverstone before..

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 11:32

    Free is a rather lovely price. as mum put it. 'if it wasn't free i'd be paying diesel AND ticket prices', so even though it'll still cost a bit it's cheap in comparison to the price of the GP etc.

    Mum's never been to a racetrack and she seems to be getting more into F1 and things, free could be a good excuse to go.

    Weekend schedule

    http://www.worldseriesbyrenault.fr/en/calendar/silverstone/Pages/Programme.aspx

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 11:32

    I managed to persuade my aunt to buy a kindle after one conversation, i'm hoping i can use this kinda persuasion to get them both to drive me to Silverstone. Never been to Silverstone before..

    I tried that web app on my iPad last night ... it's really good!

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 11:33

    Weekend schedule

    actually there's not as much difference as i'd originally thought

  • lou11/08/2011 at 11:34

    Weekend schedule

    Well i know we wouldn't be able to get there until at least 10:30.. so it doesn't look like we'll miss much. and with 3 f1 runs we'll be bound to catch one.

    however. i'm not getting my hopes up. i know my family and an initial 'yeah why not' can turn into a 'no, certainly not' in a week. :/

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:36

    i know my family and an initial 'yeah why not' can turn into a 'no, certainly not' in a week. :/

    :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:41

    At least the World Series pulls in a very nice crowd with their ticketing scheme - I think last year they said that around 50,000 turned up after 55,000 tickets went out.

    Not bad.

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 11:48

    At least the World Series pulls in a very nice crowd with their ticketing scheme - I think last year they said that around 50,000 turned up after 55,000 tickets went out.

    Renault must invest a lot in that series. What do they get out of it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 11:50

    Renault must invest a lot in that series. What do they get out of it?

    Promo mainly. When you have that mainly people wandering around what are all essentially Renault bits and bobs all day, they must see some benefit.

    They have lots of stalls and display things for their road cars too.

  • RubberGoat11/08/2011 at 11:51

    They have lots of stalls and display things for their road cars too.

    I see.

  • Alison11/08/2011 at 12:05

    Afternoon :) nick has thrown me out the living room so he can make a conference call!

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 12:07

    Heys,

    I've just managed to spit my tea over myself after reading this made up twitter exchange between schumi and rubens

    http://www.thef1slate.com/thread/110809

    The rest of the site is funny too, all the drivers get it ripped out of them and the avatars are spot on!

  • Alex Andronov11/08/2011 at 13:45

    Afternoon :) nick has thrown me out the living room so he can make a conference call!

    Is he going to conference you in?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 13:47

    Idiots. Just idiots.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/2011-08-10-earnhardt-ganassi-employees-arrested-fired_n.htm

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 13:54

    I always go to the Renault day on the Sunday...

    As others have pointed out it is most defo the 'family' day out but it's no so rammed you're constantly tripping over people. It's a large enough crowd to generate some semblence of atmosphere.

    Track action is supposed to be virtually identical but I've always found the Sunday the better day.

    In other news I walked into Karum Chandok at Bicester North train station yesterday....I didn't realise it was him until 5 or so paces...the reason?...becuase muggins here walked slap bang into him at Goodwood and didn't twig it was him in his Lotus team shirt until I looked up!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:08

    In addition to the earlier news about BBC finishing Spooks, I gather that Torchwood's future may not be altogether bright either.

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:12

    Hooray, our new company phone system now works properly. Something I arranged actually worked. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:17

    Heheehee... congrats Pat

    :)

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:23

    In addition to the earlier news about BBC finishing Spooks, I gather that Torchwood's future may not be altogether bright either.

    If it gives them time to make something else original that's fair enough. I do still want to watch all of Spooks..

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:23

    Heheehee... congrats Pat

    It only took BT 3 and a half weeks to sort it out, so I'm fairly glad it is done. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:25

    It only took BT 3 and a half weeks to sort it out, so I'm fairly glad it is done. :)

    That's quick for them.

    If it gives them time to make something else original that's fair enough. I do still want to watch all of Spooks..

    They're spending £22m to buy in "The Voice" for two seasons. Another singing comp show that is specifically aligned to a single record company...

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:28

    That's quick for them.

    Well it was meant to take 3 days so I suppose that's not too bad.

    They're spending £22m to buy in "The Voice" for two seasons. Another singing comp show that is specifically aligned to a single record company...

    Seems that's where the ratings are..

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:29

    Seems that's where the ratings are..

    The real issue is in the second sentence

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:30

    Heheheh, I was hooked by 'The Wire', a show about catching drug dealers using a phone wiretap. One of the actors playing a drug dealer in the show has been found dealing in drugs.. and was caught with a wiretap. :) :) :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14474299

    (odd thing is all the until nearly the end I thought she was a teenage boy)

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:32

    The real issue is in the second sentence

    Is it the same company doing every show? If not I don't really see the problem.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:49

    Is it the same company doing every show? If not I don't really see the problem.

    Essentially the winner will be signed to Universal Music and all songs performed on the show will be strictly Universal artists - while the BBC are allowed to do that, it goes against the spirit of the non-advertising rules.

    There has been a lot of grumbling about it at work and at other companies in the last few weeks.

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 14:53

    They're spending £22m to buy in "The Voice" for two seasons. Another singing comp show that is specifically aligned to a single record company...

    That's half of F1 isn't it?

    Heheheh, I was hooked by 'The Wire', a show about catching drug dealers using a phone wiretap.

    That's never been on TV here but strangely enough you can buy the DVD's!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:54

    That's half of F1 isn't it?

    Apparently, yes.

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 14:55

    Essentially the winner will be signed to Universal Music and all songs performed on the show will be strictly Universal artists - while the BBC are allowed to do that, it goes against the spirit of the non-advertising rules.

    Is this to placate the Strictly fans whilst a new series is whipped up?

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 14:56

    If this TV show is called "The Voice", will they get John Farnham to sing the theme tune?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkOZTSvrHs&feature=related

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:57

    Essentially the winner will be signed to Universal Music and all songs performed on the show will be strictly Universal artists - while the BBC are allowed to do that, it goes against the spirit of the non-advertising rules.

    Oh I see. That's an advert then.. They probably couldn't get it made otherwise though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 14:58

    Is this to placate the Strictly fans whilst a new series is whipped up?

    Nope - it's there to try and rival X-Factor, which - surprise surprise - is run by Sony / Syco, which utilises only Sony artists and songs (if you see where this is going).

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 14:58

    Colour pics from the 1950s - London should bring back trams all over town.

    http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2011/08/london-trams-c-1950s/

    How different things looked..

  • JonW11/08/2011 at 14:59

    Have I missed a post somewhere on why there is no Hungarian GP sidepodcast? I've been twiddling my thumbs waiting for ages now and quite frankly they're starting to feel numb.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:00

    Have I missed a post somewhere on why there is no Hungarian GP sidepodcast? I've been twiddling my thumbs waiting for ages now and quite frankly they're starting to feel numb.

    You should get plasters for that.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:01

    Have I missed a post somewhere on why there is no Hungarian GP sidepodcast? I've been twiddling my thumbs waiting for ages now and quite frankly they're starting to feel numb.

    in short, because we're busy. it'll get done when it gets done. promise we haven't downshifted or anything ;)

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:02

    Nope - it's there to try and rival X-Factor, which - surprise surprise - is run by Sony / Syco, which utilises only Sony artists and songs (if you see where this is going).

    They haven't got a hope against the X-factor. The very demographic this type of show will be aimed at will be more then likely to stick with what they know...the Beeb version will be the 'posh' xfactor which kinda defeats the object of 'ordinary' winners....

    I know that's a sweeping statement!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:02

    in short, because we're busy. it'll get done when it gets done. promise we haven't downshifted or anything ;)

    And with that, I finally might get my Hungarian GP post up tonight - it's been a long two weeks.

    :o

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:04

    in short, because we're busy. it'll get done when it gets done. promise we haven't downshifted or anything

    I thought it was cos all the coverage nonsense has killed off the love for you...and knowing full well it was the ONLY topic that week....for some reason I thought of your schumi hiatus when he was touted to come back at the end of 2009 for a few races...too much negativity in F1 etc

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:05

    They haven't got a hope against the X-factor. The very demographic this type of show will be aimed at will be more then likely to stick with what they know...the Beeb version will be the 'posh' xfactor which kinda defeats the object of 'ordinary' winners....

    The Voice has been huge in the US and they're basically hoping for the same here. I won't see, because when it comes on, I won't care.

    I'm annoyed that this show is essentially being bought in for such huge sums, while home grown shows with decent ratings are being cut. Bare in mind, that £22m is only to license the show - none of that actually goes to make it...

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:06

    I'm annoyed that this show is essentially being bought in for such huge sums, while home grown shows with decent ratings are being cut. Bare in mind, that £22m is only to license the show - none of that actually goes to make it...

    totally with you on that one......I just know my OH will have it on in the background...

    How she can go from watching some elitist BBC3 docu to 'Teen Mom' defies me...i don't get it!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:07

    I thought it was cos all the coverage nonsense has killed off the love for you...and knowing full well it was the ONLY topic that week....for some reason I thought of your schumi hiatus when he was touted to come back at the end of 2009 for a few races...too much negativity in F1 etc

    quite the opposite. i've been moaning about the BBC's coverage for the past 18 months. i really don't think it was the right channel for f1. whether we can afford to watch on Sky is another matter, but i'm very happy with f1 right now.

    we have a lot of stuff to do, and despite our best efforts, there aren't enough days in the week, so debrief has to bear the brunt of that at the moment. it'll get done before spa i'm sure.

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:10

    we have a lot of stuff to do, and despite our best efforts, there aren't enough days in the week, so debrief has to bear the brunt of that at the moment. it'll get done before spa i'm sure.

    I thought you loved the beeb (if not EJ).....my mistake.

    What you think of C4's submission?

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 15:12

    I'm disappointed at the lack of response here, come on people :)

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/the-best-f1-shows-never-to-be-broadcast/

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:12

    I thought you loved the beeb (if not EJ).....my mistake.

    they got better, but they used to be dreadful: http://sidepodcast.com/post/why-humphrey-should-dumpty-bbc-f1

    What you think of C4's submission?

    would've liked to see what they could do. but they don't have a HD solution, so it would've been a backward step/

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:13

    I'm disappointed at the lack of response here, come on people

    Mine were lame..

    Lee McKenzie's all star crash

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:14

    would've liked to see what they could do. but they don't have a HD solution, so it would've been a backward step/

    I thought they've would've just broadcast on Channel 4 HD....was there no HD stuff mentioned in the pack then?

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:16

    I thought they've would've just broadcast on Channel 4 HD....was there no HD stuff mentioned in the pack then?

    oh, do they have a c4hd? our tv goes: bbc, itv, bbc?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:17

    oh, do they have a c4hd? our tv goes: bbc, itv, bbc?

    I believe so. Think it's been out for a bout a year

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:18

    Yep

    According to wiki:

    On 10 December 2007, Channel 4 launched a high definition television simulcast of Channel 4 on Sky+ HD, after British Sky Broadcasting agreed to contribute toward the channel’s satellite distribution costs.[31] On 31 July 2009, Virgin Media added Channel 4 HD on channel 146 as a part of the M pack.[32] On 25 March 2010 Channel 4 HD appeared on Freeview channel 52 with a placeholding caption, ahead of a commercial launch on 30 March 2010, coinciding with the commercial launch of Freeview HD.[33][34] On 19 April 2011, Channel 4 HD was added to Freesat on channel 126.[35] As a consequence, the channel moved from being free-to-view to free-to-air on satellite during March 2011.

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:19

    oh, do they have a c4hd? our tv goes: bbc, itv, bbc?

    Gawd yeah! There's C4 HD, More4 HD, E4 HD!!!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:19

    According to wiki:

    ahh, but not freeview. so the same problem sky has then.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:21

    ahh, but not freeview. so the same problem sky has then.

    hold on, why haven't we got this then?

    On 25 March 2010 Channel 4 HD appeared on Freeview channel 52 with a placeholding caption, ahead of a commercial launch on 30 March 2010, coinciding with the commercial launch of Freeview HD

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:21

    hold on, why haven't we got this then?

    We do.

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:21

    We do.

    We do, we just don't watch anything on Channel 4 :)

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:22

    We do.

    LOVE IT!

    The lady always speaks sense....

    Mr C...my OH has the ability to cut me in half just as easily!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:22

    We do, we just don't watch anything on Channel 4 :)

    wow!

    in that case the channel 4 deal would've been much better for us than sky.

    shoot.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:22

    We do, we just don't watch anything on Channel 4 :)

    There you go. Quick, get Bernie on the phone...

    ;)

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:23

    We do, we just don't watch anything on Channel 4

    Inside Natures Giants was awesome in HD....I think that was C4

    I think the only things I tend to see on C4 HD is hollyoaks when my OH is watching it..

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:23

    The lady always speaks sense....

    hehe. we don't have time to watch telly - we own one for the f1. same as sky - no use for it bar f1 content which makes it a very expensive solution.

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:25

    hehe. we don't have time to watch telly - we own one for the f1. same as sky - no use for it bar f1 content which makes it a very expensive solution.

    That's not true. I watch tons of TV, just not when it's actually on. I quite like iPlayer on the big screen.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:25

    That's not true. I watch tons of TV, just not when it's actually on. I quite like iPlayer on the big screen.

    do you watch it when i'm asleep? the last non-f1 tv that was worth watching was glastonbury.

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:27

    do you watch it when i'm asleep? the last non-f1 tv that was worth watching was glastonbury.

    Well, I say tons. I watch a little bit of iPlayer on the big screen, and the rest of my stuff on the iPad.

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:28

    Well, I say tons. I watch a little bit of iPlayer on the big screen, and the rest of my stuff on the iPad.

    I still think we should never have got the TV :)

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:29

    I still think we should never have got the TV :)

    if i'd known f1 would move... we probably wouldn't have.

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:29

    if i'd known f1 would move... we probably wouldn't have.

    I win!

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:30

    That's not true. I watch tons of TV, just not when it's actually on. I quite like iPlayer on the big screen.

    Ditto....we rarely watch scheduled programming...

    I was thinking that next year could be a blessing in disguise...

    Plug your PC/laptop into yr plasma tv and get all the information you need up on the one screen! I've done it before and on my 42 inch screen I had

    Main BBC feed

    Live commenting

    Live timing

    Driver tracker

    JA Tweets

    Onboard feed

    It's kinda info overload but saves looking across lots of differing monitors, screens etc

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 15:30

    I win!

    okay, seeing as you're so smart...

    dear oracle, should be buy sky tv?

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 15:30

    C4 has always been a bit underrated, I do like it.. Lots of rubbish on it too though, like anything I suppose

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:31

    dear oracle, should be buy sky tv?

    Ha. I've always said no, but you keep telling me we have months to decide.

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 15:36

    C4 has always been a bit underrated, I do like it.. Lots of rubbish on it too though, like anything I suppose

    I like a few current things, but I very much like their on demand archives. Lots of series' of lots of comedies. Mmm, Black Books. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:37

    Mmm, Black Books. :)

    Still haven't ever seen this actually.

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:38

    Ha. I've always said no, but you keep telling me we have months to decide.

    Okay let me tell you what I get from my Sky package..until march this year this is the package I had with Sky and BT

    Sky - basic channels, no HD or Sky+ (ability to record) - £26

    Broadband (via sky) - Medium package (10mb/s) from Sky @ £10

    Phone - BT Light user - £14

    Total £50

    I now pay £51 after placing everything with Sky and for that I get

    Sky - Basic channels, HD, and Sky+

    Broadband (via sky) - Unlimited usage (20mb/s)

    Phone (via sky) - same as BT light user..

    Basically for the sake of £1 extra pound a month I gained Sky HD, and Sky + becuase I moved everything over into sky...if you can move your phone line to them it does make a difference.

    I get all the channels except sports and movies....would I pay for them seperately? Unlikely...I'm kinda thinking paying upwards of £75 a month to Sky is excessive

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:39

    I like a few current things, but I very much like their on demand archives. Lots of series' of lots of comedies. Mmm, Black Books.

    Green Wing....their greatest creation

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 15:43

    I like a few current things, but I very much like their on demand archives. Lots of series' of lots of comedies. Mmm, Black Books. :)

    I need to find the time to explore 4OD definitely. Have seen S1 of Black Books and should get on to S2 soon :)

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 15:44

    Black Books is awesome - saw Dylan Moran live too and he's very funny.

    Don't C4 have the IT Crowd too?

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:45

    Don't C4 have the IT Crowd too?

    Yes.....and they once had something called Brasseye

    I think the tv complaints division would melt down if that was shown now!

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 15:45

    Still haven't ever seen this actually.

    Worth it

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:46

    Yes.....and they once had something called Brasseye

    One of the greatest shows of all time

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:47

    I think the tv complaints division would melt down if that was shown now!

    They did. The Daily Mail went on all out attack against Chris Morris at the time.

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:47

    One of the greatest shows of all time

    They don't need punishment....they need GUN-ISHMENT!!

  • RCC11/08/2011 at 15:48

    They did. The Daily Mail went on all out attack against Chris Morris at the time.

    Oh really...I thought they'd of gotten a few but thought even 10 yrs ago we were a lot more open minded in programming and less PC

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:49

    Oh really...I thought they'd of gotten a few but thought even 10 yrs ago we were a lot more open minded in programming and less PC

    Aye - the show even made headline news on TV following one of the episodes

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 15:54

    Oh really...I thought they'd of gotten a few but thought even 10 yrs ago we were a lot more open minded in programming and less PC

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/aug/05/news.film

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/08/2011 at 16:06

    Right, I had better head for home. See you in a bit folks

    :)

  • Jordan F1 (The Trigger Happy Tac/O).11/08/2011 at 16:39

    RubberGoat 11/08/2011 at 11:16:01"Jacques Villeneuve says Kimi Raikkonen did not deserve his Formula 1 title"

    What sort of crack is JV smoking? Kimi won the most races that year!

    My take is that Autosport was interviewing the wrong Jacques Villeneuve. In Tundraland, Gilles Brother is as know as "L'Oncle Jacques" and a 57 year man is bound to have his share of senior's moments from time to time.... Cut the guy some slack, He only drove three races for both Arrows and RAM, so what does he know? :P

    Like when he told his namesake nephew that he would be an awesome singer.....

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 16:41

    I am going to become an uncle

  • Bassano11/08/2011 at 16:44

    I am going to become an uncle

    Aww, congrats

    Afternoon all

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 16:51

    I am going to become an uncle

    Aww, congrats

    Afternoon all

    Ta :) My cousin's, she's one of the youngest in 'our' generation yet was the first to start a family, so whilst I'm really happy a tiny part of me feels a bit old :)

  • Bassano11/08/2011 at 16:54

    Ta :) My cousin's, she's one of the youngest in 'our' generation yet was the first to start a family, so whilst I'm really happy a tiny part of me feels a bit old :)

    That'd make he/she a second cousin rather than a niece or nephew

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 16:54

    That'd make he/she a second cousin rather than a niece or nephew

    Text from dad said uncle? I thought second cousin was a US thing

  • Bassano11/08/2011 at 16:56

    Text from dad said uncle? I thought second cousin was a US thing

    We were gavin this a couple of weeks ago in the comments.

    They use 2nd or 'twice removed' according to Kai

    I thought you meant your sister was having a kid. No matter, happy news regardless :D

  • Sidepodcast Classics11/08/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - Daily: 21st August 2010

    Originally published 21 August 2010.

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 17:00

    I thought you meant your sister was having a kid. No matter, happy news regardless :D

    Fist cousin once removed maybe.. ah never mind, yes great news. :)

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 17:42

    Pat W 11/08/2011 at 17:51:33

    I am going to become an uncle

    Aww, congrats

    Afternoon all

    Ta :) My cousin's, she's one of the youngest in 'our' generation yet was the first to start a family, so whilst I'm really happy a tiny part of me feels a bit old :)

    Wait a sec, if the two of you are first cousins than that makes the relationship between you and her kid 1st cousin once removed right?

    2nd cousins describe the relationships between the offspring of true cousins is how I understand it.

    You are not really old until you have hit Great something or another status, sadly it says something about the times we live in when you can hit the Great status and not yet be 50!

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 17:47

    Hey, is mr. C around ?

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 17:47

    Hey, is mr. C around ?

    Not at the moment.

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 17:50

    Hey, is mr. C around ?

    Not at the moment.

    That's too bad. I just recently watched the move "The Day Of the Jackel" and want to know if mr. C was hired on that production as a Technical Assistant to get Edmund Fox in character...

  • Christine11/08/2011 at 18:38

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/stitchs-mid-season-driver-reports-part-1

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 18:57

    Are w doing Thursday Thoughts this week?

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 19:04

    jackie: 11/08/2011 at 19:57:00

    Are w doing Thursday Thoughts this week?

    Er, are you going to use the idea that I sent you via E-mail?

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 19:06

    Er, are you going to use the idea that I sent you via E-mail?

    Er, are you going to use the idea that I sent you via E-mail?

    Sorry I've not checked email yet, just back home, gimme a mo

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 19:08

    Er, are you going to use the idea that I sent you via E-mail?

    Was doing some stats but it seems that one guy without twitter may let us down so I may yet take you up on idea

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 19:14

    Er, are you going to use the idea that I sent you via E-mail?

    Was doing some stats but it seems that one guy without twitter may let us down so I may yet take you up on idea

    Save yourself the headache. Please do not. Ill Notre-dame was renamed Gilles Villeneuve in Gilles' honour in 1982/3. It is esstenially the same circuit with every minor chances made....

    For Tremblant or Mosport, knock yourself out.

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 19:26

    I would have loved to have helped you out Jackie but I have only placed the weather data on 4 of the 24 charts I need to! Plus I do not think you know how to factor things like the chances of smog, haze, and humidity for Montreal and the various cities in the southwestern parts of the U.S. that F1 have visited....

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 19:30

    Evening all.

    Has it been an exciting day on sidepodcast?

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 19:34

    Steven Roy 11/08/2011 at 20:30:04

    Evening all.

    Has it been an exciting day on sidepodcast?

    For Chrisitne's sake, I hope she is not having as "exciting" a time as Saltire over at VivaF1.... Saltire can use help with coming up with an idea for a blog due in a couple of days....

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 19:36

    For Chrisitne's sake, I hope she is not having as "exciting" a time as Saltire over at VivaF1.... Saltire can use help with coming up with an idea for a blog due in a couple of days....

    Is she looking for something special or just a subject in general?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 19:40

    I found a program buried away on 4OD about the Apollo moon missions. I am only 20 minutes in but it looks like it has a lot of good stuff in it especially for anyone wanting to learn about people going to the moon.

    First thing I have learned is the astronauts who died in the test that was retrospectively named Apollo 1 actually had Apollo 1 patches on their suits because they were scheduled to be the Apollo 1 crew.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/in-the-shadow-of-the-moon/4od/player/2932205

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 19:45

    Is she looking for something special or just a subject in general?

    Oh I have something it's just that I now seem to have two posts to d instead of just one

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 19:46

    Oh I have something it's just that I now seem to have two posts to d instead of just one

    Perfect

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 19:51

    #mfc

    Apple was briefly the most valuable company in the world. It looks like it will only be a short time before it takes the position for a longer time

    http://evertiq.com/news/20208

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 19:53

    Hey, Jackie: I have 13 charts of weather data to copy over if you want to do analysis of weather between the Canadian Grand Prix and having a southwestern state U.S. grand prix the week following or after.

    I admit to being hopeless with the Fahrenheit temperature scale, other than once it hits triple digits it is insanly hot. and that is just the still air temperatures. No Humidity or Hazx

    Oh, yes, trace amount of snow means that there is patches of snow on the ground, which also could mena that there is ice patches on the ground as well, as the snow melted and refroze during ht enight. Ice is an awesome thing to have in the braking zones right?.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 19:56

    If I can have it to play around next week that would be great, I'm trying to write these blog posts tonight as I may have to head home to Scotland at the weekend, my Dad's in hospital

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:02

    Jordan does your blog use html code and can I do a picture?

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 20:05

    evening guys. I say hello with a long football related PING

    http://w.wso.li/nOBMnF

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 20:10

    evening guys. I say hello with a long football related PING

    Hi Lukeh

    Predictioning is always good

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 20:12

    jackie 11/08/2011 at 21:02:11

    Jordan does your blog use html code and can I do a picture?

    Yes, it uses html code and I do remeber editing a picture of a Jordan 198 and changing it so that has more of an Irish Green colour instead of that awful yellow.

    Send the stuff over to my gmail account and I will play around with the formatting.

    Just have to to 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991 and done.

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:18

    Evening

    I come bearing no football related pings though

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 20:19

    I come bearing no football related pings though

    We will let you off this time

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 20:20

    I come bearing no football related pings though

    :)

    Evening Mav

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:21

    We will let you off this time

    Hey, I could have pretended that following police advice, they've been postponed

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 20:21

    Hey, I could have pretended that following police advice, they've been postponed

    :D

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:22

    Oh hang on, a football related ping: http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=7913

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:23

    Evening

    Sent you a message on Viva, can you check that this is ok please

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 20:23

    If I can have it to play around next week that would be great, I'm trying to write these blog posts tonight as I may have to head home to Scotland at the weekend, my Dad's in hospital

    Okay. But when next week do you need it as I need to work it into my plans as well....

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:24

    I'm also pondering blog swap topics

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:25

    I'm also pondering blog swap topics

    I'm knee deep in the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient - this is what you get into when you agree to think of something for Making Up The Numbers

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:27

    I'm knee deep in the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient - this is what you get into when you agree to think of something for Making Up The Numbers

    That's probably nothing to do with David Pearson.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:27

    Okay. But when next week do you need it as I need to work it into my plans as well....

    The post I'm writing for you isn't about the weather so if you want to go ahead and post it yourself that's fine

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 20:27

    I'm also pondering blog swap topics

    I have one but I'm too tired to write, so I'm editing my Classic GP pics

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:29

    That's probably nothing to do with David Pearson.

    it suggests a correlation of only 0.02 of that being the case

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:29

    This is probably a good time to put up a game reminder - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/08/09/tmr-game-2011-week-29/

    :)

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 20:29

    This is probably a good time to put up a game reminder - toomuchracing.com…ame-2011-week-29/

    Done.

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:30

    This is probably a good time to put up a game reminder - toomuchracing.com…ame-2011-week-29/

    tenuous link given my dislike of picking NASCAR drivers :-)

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 20:30

    tenuous link given my dislike of picking NASCAR drivers :-)

    They're too random!

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:31

    I don't want to pick for NASCAR as the gap to Mav will just get bigger again and I want to win

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:32

    I don't want to pick for NASCAR as the gap to Mav will just get bigger again and I want to win

    not that she's competitive or anything

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:32

    Jordan, can you open word docs

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:33

    not that she's competitive or anything

    it's an addictive game and more fun when there is a gap that's not too huge to overcome

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:34

    They're too random!

    Most weeks yes but I don't think so this week

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:35

    not that she's competitive or anything

    it's an addictive game and more fun when there is a gap that's not too huge to overcome

    You two have had a great battle this year

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:36

    You two have had a great battle this year

    oddly, we're sneaking up the table in the process :-D

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 20:37

    Most weeks yes but I don't think so this week

    You ain't making me change my picks. NASCAR is random and Sebastian will back me up on that ;)

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:40

    oddly, we're sneaking up the table in the process :-D

    I suppose both being competitive you are trying quite hard to score big :)

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 20:41

    You ain't making me change my picks. NASCAR is random and Sebastian will back me up on that ;)

    Sean won't! Road course though, some definite favourites there. Of course they could get punted out.

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 20:41

    Jordan, can you open word docs...

    Yes, Directly up to 2003 ( I have office 2003) but after that I have to play with Open Office. first

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:44

    Yes, Directly up to 2003 ( I have office 2003) but after that I have to play with Open Office. first

    Ta, sent you the post

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 20:49

    jackie 11/08/2011 at 21:27:42

    Okay. But when next week do you need it as I need to work it into my plans as well....

    The post I'm writing for you isn't about the weather so if you want to go ahead and post it yourself that's fine

    Not quite. It is a very reasoned argument as to why you should not have a southwestern U.S. Grand Prix with a Canadian Grand Prix back to back. Of course, weather is a big part of it, but I have also included the distance between the two cities.

    You are the one that's a blog post short and I am now done the hard part of finding all the stats. Stringing the stats together should not be too hard? If you want it, I can dump it over there.

    Really, what can possibllity go wrong? :P

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:51

    I suppose both being competitive you are trying quite hard to score big :)

    think I'd be doing all my predictions on a friday night if i was taking it really seriously, but I do check the weather

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 20:51

    You are the one that's a blog post short and I am now done the hard part of finding all the stats. Stringing the stats together should not be too hard? If you want it, I can dump it over there.

    Thank you I'll take you up on the offer and will try and write it up for @duskyblogF1 tomorrow

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 20:53

    Sean won't! Road course though, some definite favourites there. Of course they could get punted out.

    They always do!

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 20:55

    They always do!

    or at least, my picks always do

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:05

    Uh-oh, Jordan had disappeared after getting my post... is it that bad?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:10

    Uh-oh, Jordan had disappeared after getting my post... is it that bad?

    Maybe he had his mind blown by the awesomeness

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:11

    Maybe he had his mind blown by the awesomeness

    Haha :-)

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:12

    I could call my writing style many things but awesome isn't one of them

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:13

    It is exciting that Stitch has posted the first of the weekends swaps ... best get the bit.ly bundle fired up

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:14

    I could call my writing style many things but awesome isn't one of them

    But would Jordan?

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:14

    But would Jordan?

    Only if he's deluded like JV

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:16

    Only if he's deluded like JV

    That was a stupid comment by JV. I guess he said it in Brazil to get the locals onside and didn't expect it to get out

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:17

    That was a stupid comment by JV. I guess he said it in Brazil to get the locals onside and didn't expect it to get out

    Maybe he should just sing those kinda comments and we might just ignore them

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 21:17

    But would Jordan?

    Only if he's deluded like JV

    First of all, I keep trying to tell you guys that there are two people named Jacques Villeneuve, both F1 drivers. And yes, you have to deluded to drive for RAM!

    second, I am working on Jacquies post. one of the links is a little iffy at the moment.

    third, I am trying to make Jackie the author or her own post

    fourth, I am hoping that jackie can edit her own post.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:19

    fourth, I am hoping that jackie can edit her own post.

    LOL good luck with that, I got an email asking if I wanted to set up a wordpress account, I thought I was already registered

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:19

    second, I am working on Jacquies post. one of the links is a little iffy at the moment.

    which link?

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 21:20

    second, I am working on Jacquies post. one of the links is a little iffy at the moment.

    which link?

    The last. It just takes a while to load up, that's all.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:20

    First of all, I keep trying to tell you guys that there are two people named Jacques Villeneuve, both F1 drivers. And yes, you have to deluded to drive for RAM!

    I know about uncle Jacques. I also know that some people who knew him and Gilles in the junior formula thought he had more talent than Gilles as if that is possible.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:21

    The last. It just takes a while to load up, that's all.

    Ah, I think it's a pdf, you can ignore the links if you like

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 21:25

    jackie 11/08/2011 at 22:21:56

    The last. It just takes a while to load up, that's all.

    Ah, I think it's a pdf, you can ignore the links if you like

    So you want to take ownership of your work or not? I will just need to type in a paragraph about the blog swap, I guess....

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:26

    So you want to take ownership of your work or not? I will just need to type in a paragraph about the blog swap, I guess....

    I don't know how to, you can just post it with a paragraph if that's easier

  • Pat W11/08/2011 at 21:27

    Are the camera peeps here Nikon or Canon?

    Dario's got Nikon stickers this week:

    http://indycar.com/news/show/55-izod-indycar-series/44593-drivers-zero-in-on-track-record/

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 21:27

    I know about uncle Jacques. I also know that some people who knew him and Gilles in the junior formula thought he had more talent than Gilles as if that is possible.

    Gilles still famously spent Canadian qualifying trying to give Jacques an aerodynamic tow to get his times down. Now where was that love in the Schumacher family?

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 21:28

    Are the camera peeps here Nikon or Canon?

    I'm looking at getting a DSLR. I have no idea which one but I have two mates who have Canon Rebel T1i's with 18-55mm and 18-210mm lenses. Very envious!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 21:32

    just put up a new widget on the sidepodcast homepage: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/a-new-widget-for-the-sidepodcast-homepage

    looks best in the latest browsers.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:35

    just put up a new widget on the sidepodcast homepage: sidepodcast.poste…epodcast-homepage

    Looks nice

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 21:37

    Looks nice

    am just about to fire up IE. i'm betting it's less nice on there :)

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 21:38

    Okay. Jackie's post is up and running. at

    http://jdkallen.wordpress.com/

  • Jordan F111/08/2011 at 21:38

    supper time in tundraland folks!

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:39

    am just about to fire up IE. i'm betting it's less nice on there :)

    CHrome is good

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:40

    Okay. Jackie's post is up and running. at

    Cheers me dear :D

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 21:42

    Okay. Jackie's post is up and running. at

    http://jdkallen.wordpress.com/

    yay! is there a definitive list of all published blog swap posts?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:43

    yay! is there a definitive list of all published blog swap posts?

    Jackie is doing a bitly bundle

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 21:43

    Jackie is doing a bitly bundle

    perfect.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 21:44

    CHrome is good

    ta. IE is not so bad too. phew.

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 21:44

    Jackie is doing a bitly bundle

    nicely volunteered, sir

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:46

    nicely volunteered, sir

    Not this time

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-11th-august-2011/comments#comment-1155240

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:48

    I would if I could but I can't bit.ly seems to have a floating fish saying the server has a problem

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:49

    I would if I could but I can't bit.ly seems to have a floating fish saying the server has a problem

    Baby fail whale?

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:51

    Baby fail whale?

    A bit like a bloated puffer fish https://bitly.com/data/create_bundle

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 21:52

    A bit like a bloated puffer fish https://bitly.com/data/create_bundle

    I forgot about the bitly fish

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 21:55

    Would the problem be with me or bit.ly, it's been a long time since I have used the program

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 21:57

    Would the problem be with me or bit.ly, it's been a long time since I have used the program

    bit.ly i have the same here when bundling.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:00

    bit.ly i have the same here when bundling.

    At least I'm not being silly. Are there any other similar sites that can bundle links?

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:01

    At least I'm not being silly. Are there any other similar sites that can bundle links?

    have tweeted, they're usually pretty good at responding.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:02

    have tweeted, they're usually pretty good at responding.

    d'oh I should have done that :-(

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:06

    Oh and I went for a run earlier: http://runkeeper.com/user/RubberGoat/activity/47240831

    Had Mrs. Goat waving at me encouragingly when I ran past my house :D

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:08

    Has anyone seen what the originator of Twitpic has launched?

    http://heello.com/

    How do you say it? hell-oooo? Heeee-llo?

    I prefer the easiest version myself - Twi-tter. Coz that's just what it appears to be.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:08

    Oh and I went for a run earlier: runkeeper.com/use…activity/47240831

    oooh, you should try that live streaming as you do it. christine was hooked watching the other day.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:09

    I prefer the easiest version myself - Twi-tter. Coz that's just what it appears to be.

    ha. twitter integrated pics this week. which just screwed twitpic's business model. i guess they had no other ideas.

  • RG11/08/2011 at 22:09

    How do you say it? hell-oooo? Heeee-llo?

    He-low. Which is either someone mishearing Pelaw, or a posh guy saying hello.

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:10

    oooh, you should try that live streaming as you do it. christine was hooked watching the other day.

    Live streaming? You wanna hear me huff, puff and swear at people?

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:10

    ha. twitter integrated pics this week. which just screwed twitpic's business model. i guess they had no other ideas.

    They took our idea, so let's take theres! And make it exactly the same!

    But whiter!!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:10

    Live streaming? You wanna hear me huff, puff and swear at people?

    nooo. we watch your pin move.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:11

    How do you say it? hell-oooo? Heeee-llo?

    It tells you how to pronounce it

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:11

    nooo. we watch your pin move.

    Oh you mean like Live timing? Will you get to see my revs and gear shifts too? ;)

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:11

    I prefer the easiest version myself - Twi-tter. Coz that's just what it appears to be.

    It's just twitter innit?

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:12

    Live streaming? You wanna hear me huff, puff and swear at people?

    How is that different to Bassano putting up a blind?

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:12

    It's just twitter innit?

    I am kind of amazed by the fact it is exactly the same.

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:12

    How is that different to Bassano putting up a blind?

    :D

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:12

    How is that different to Bassano putting up a blind?

    Hehehe.

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:12

    Oh you mean like Live timing? Will you get to see my revs and gear shifts too? ;)

    i think so :)

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:13

    It tells you how to pronounce it

    Not necessarily, how come Wii is pronounced Weee personally I think it should be wy eye

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:14

    Not necessarily, how come Wii is pronounced Weee personally I think it should be wy eye

    paul Gascoyne was devastated by the marketing opportunity he could've had

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:14

    Not necessarily, how come Wii is pronounced Weee personally I think it should be wy eye

    It says on the page - pronounced he - low

  • RG11/08/2011 at 22:14

    Not necessarily, how come Wii is pronounced Weee personally I think it should be wy eye

    Wy eye? I feel like I should be agreeing with something with that.

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:15

    paul Gascoyne was devastated by the marketing opportunity he could've had

    I agree it should be wy eye man, it's a geordie games console

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:15

    It says on the page - pronounced he - low

    They can't fool me. There are definitely two e's in there

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:16

    It says on the page - pronounced he - low

    bah humbug, they have no sense of fun

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:17

    They can't fool me. There are definitely two e's in there

    Maybe you pronounce the first part like half of heehee

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:18

    Maybe you pronounce the first part like half of heehee

    I can see this conversation going all weird, don't think their great marketing plan was to focus on pronunciation over content

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:20

    I can see this conversation going all weird

    A sidepodcast conversation going weird? That must be a first

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:22

    I can see this conversation going all weird, don't think their great marketing plan was to focus on pronunciation over content

    I'll bet it was just to get people talking about it. At least it wasn't one of those annoying names where it ends in -er and they drop the e.

    Silly Buggrs.

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:23

    I'll bet it was just to get people talking about it. At least it wasn't one of those annoying names where it ends in -er and they drop the e.

    More likely just to get the domain.

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 22:23

    I can see this conversation going all weird, don't think their great marketing plan was to focus on pronunciation over content

    why not? that's a great marketing plan if the content isn't that amazing

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:24

    why not? that's a great marketing plan if the content isn't that amazing

    There isn't any content

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 22:25

    There isn't any content

    so it's actually pronounced "hello? anyone there?"

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:25

    There isn't any content

    so it's actually pronounced "hello? anyone there?"

    :)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:25

    so it's actually pronounced "hello? anyone there?"

    :D

  • Rubbergoat11/08/2011 at 22:26

    There isn't any content

    peddlr?

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:26

    so it's actually pronounced "hello? anyone there?"

    Goodbye seems more appropriate for how quickly I forgot about it

  • RG11/08/2011 at 22:26

    peddlr?

    Pedro de la Rosa has his own social network?

  • jackie11/08/2011 at 22:30

    In the style of heello I shall bid you all good evening, oooooh revwar

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:31

    In the style of heello I shall bid you all good evening, oooooh revwar

    :)

    :)

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:31

    In the style of heello I shall bid you all good evening, oooooh revwar

    ooooh revwar

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 22:32

    In the style of heello I shall bid you all good evening, oooooh revwar

    :) night night

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 22:33

    In the style of heello I shall bid you all good evening, oooooh revwar

    heello does sound like it was made up by Officer Crabtree now you mention it

  • Mav11/08/2011 at 22:40

    just had a random search return while trying to find a video: F1 Rewind #1

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4k3vy_f1-rewind-1_sport

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:46

    just had a random search return while trying to find a video: F1 Rewind #1

    I forgot how professional those shows were. Only problem was it crashed my video driver and the picture and sound were miles out of sync

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:48

    just had a random search return while trying to find a video: F1 Rewind #1

    www.dailymotion.c…f1-rewind-1_sport

    blimey, old school!

  • Mr C11/08/2011 at 22:48

    I forgot how professional those shows were. Only problem was it crashed my video driver and the picture and sound were miles out of sync

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/formula-one-video-f1-rewind

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 22:50

    I forgot how professional those shows were. Only problem was it crashed my video driver and the picture and sound were miles out of sync

    sidepodcast.com/p…e-video-f1-rewind

    No problem with that one. Sync is perfect

  • RG11/08/2011 at 23:10

    In what seems to be the norm tonight, football related ping... http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/map-of-the-proble-latic/

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 23:15

    Daily is coming soon I promise. #shameful

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 23:15

    In what seems to be the norm tonight, football related ping... northernwaffler.w…the-proble-latic/

    Greatest title for a blog. Ever.

  • RG11/08/2011 at 23:16

    Greatest title for a blog. Ever.

    I was thinking you might like it.

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 23:47

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-12th-august-2011