Oh hello again, what a coincidence it is to meet you here on a Friday in the Sidepodcast daily post. You should come here more often, it's a very nice place. Have you ever visited the homepage? There's all sorts of cool stuff there for you to look at but make sure you could back here too. Are you back yet? Good, let's crack on with today. Can I quickly say how sad I am to see that Adie's had to pull the plug on F1 Weekender? Enjoyed reading his magazine-style updates throughout 2010 but he hasn't got the time sadly to continue, a huge shame indeed to see it go. Let's see what weird and wonderful tidbits I can share with you guys from elsewhere too...

Paddock News

Rubens Makes a Good Point I Surprisingly Agree With, See - Yes, pick up your jaws and recover from the shock that I agree with Rubens. It is not my fault though that he makes sense and is awesome, it is just a fact. The moveable wing idea is one I am still not fussed over at all, it all seems a bit too much to me but I suppose we haven't seen it in action yet. I suppose like many others it just worries me in regards to how much the drivers will be fiddling with as Rubens suggests. Also, the great Brazilian has been skirting around talking about the pecking order but he is looking particularly impressed with Sauber's performance and pace it seems. Clearly he is trying to get in RG's good books and who can blame him? Sauber are looking promising but let's hope for their sake it's not a repeat of 2010 testing...

Have a choccy digestive, a cuppa, have a sit down with Jake and company - Part 2 of the BBC season previews in the Match of the Day studio went up today and it;s another interesting watch and listen from Jake, Martin, DC and Spikey Wig. This time out the guys go into the subject of the new rules for 2011 and new regulations and features like KERS, tyres, and general bits and bobs around the sport. It's another interesting bit of viewing and really makes me want F1 to be back now even more!

Marussia Virtual Racing - Here's something a bit different from Virgin Racing and also very cool if you're into this sort of thing. The team are launching their own virtual championship over the next season based on F1 2010, whether it be on the PC, Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, you can get involved by submitting your best lap times on that weekend's circuit and it'll all go towards a championship. It sounds really fun for a team to be doing especially and fabulous publicity for Codemasters too. Sadly my rubbishness at the game would probably result in me falling behind HRT cars despite driving a Ferrari. But hey, last place is better than no place right? Right?! Someone?!!

Elsewhere...

We're All Looking from the Yellow Sunglasses, the Yellow Sunglasses, the Yellow Sunglasses - If there's one thing I love about Formula 1 fans it's some of the brilliant ideas they can come up with and this is no exception. Yellow_shades, or Heather if we're going by those name things people keep associating with humans, is working on her Art masters degree at university and as part of her studies she is getting as many F1 related personnel to wear her yellow shades in a photo for her work. It's brilliantly unique and very funny too, plus there's been some big names so far including Karun Chandhok, Timo Glock and Martin Brundle. Please do check out her twitpic gallery of stars wearing the infamous glasses because there's some brilliant photos in there!

DiLicious delights for Di Grassi's devotees - We've been spoilt by some fabulous guest posts from Bridget and she's contributed another worthy post as she discussing her surprise and feelings at Lucas di Grassi not being part of the 2011 grid as well as his future. He seems a good enough young driver for the sport and reputedly had some fantastic developmental skills with the car so I'm sure we'll see him back at some point but nevertheless it's really worth giving Bridget's guest post a read and perhaps contributing your feelings about one former member of the Brazilian mafia of F1.

Bringing Back the Graphs - If you're a long time reader of Gavin's 'Making Up the Numbers' I'm sure you'll remember his excellently summarised and represented posts looking back at qualifying sessions and races with his graphs and whatnot, something I've always missed reading since the rule changes led to Gavin being unable to make these posts. Luckily our favourite New Zealand-ish-british-ish-Italian-ish-Dane-ish-awesome fella' here has returned with the start of a series of posts accompanying Pat's Too Much Racing popular motorsport-based game. Yay!

Even Smaller Wings that the new Regulations in F1 - Angry Birds is quite addictive, isn't it? Yes, it can be. But I'll be honest - I've grown a bit tired of Angry Birds, it's gotten everywhere and it's a bit old now. That's why I want to introduce you to Tiny Wings, the game I feel will be the next Angry Birds because it's beautiful, brilliant, simple and alarmingly addictive. It's just 59p or $0.99 too so it's just as cheap. But I really do love it, as yesterday I found much of my day as I tidied up going back to Tiny Wings and getting really addicted and distracted. It's so relaxing too! Fabulous little game.

You'll pay for your Crimes, and also the rest of the game - I always feel a bit guilty self-advertising in my dailies but a few of us where yesterday talking in the comments about the modern era of gaming being so full of patches, bugs and problems and it eventually led into me blogging about downloadable content which in itself is a whole different subject! DLC is just extra content that you can download for free or at a premium price from developers of games and can be a hugely controversial topic for gamers but it made for a good discussion topic on my blog so if you have anything to say about DLc feel free to pop on over and come and have a chinwag about it.

And Finally

DUH DUH DUH DUHHH DUHDUH!! As you can quite clearly see that is the end of the Crystal Maze theme song there in bold, it makes sense to me somehow. But I just wanted to add my own little tribute to this fabulous gameshow from the 90's here in the UK because we got talking about it in the comments and a sudden nostalgia rush overcame me. Awesome theme music, awesome presenter, awesome challenges, everything is just awesome about it. Basically you had different types of challenge rooms for a team to undertake and if you didnt get a crystal by solving them in time, you got locked in. All the crystals went towards the Crystal Dome at the end in which you had to catch your prize money. Awesome. Not like that silly Fort Boyard on Channel 5. Although we all know that Richard O'Brien is the true presenter not Ed Tudor Pole, yes? Good, good. Just making sure. I can't begin to describe how much I would love to get a big see through box, get a leaf blower blowing into it and then throw monopoly money inside to have my own Crystal Dome finale as such from the show. Ahh, good times. Here's a classic clip for you that is just brilliant.

And that's me done for this week. I'll see you guys over in the comments below and I hope you have a lovely Friday.

497 responses

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 00:32

    Spikey Wig :)

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 00:39

    Ping - Some words on Saturday's golf game of mine - http://thoughtsofpat.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/a-round-of-golf-5th-march-11/

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 00:41

    . But I just wanted to add my own little tribute to this fabulous gameshow from the 90's here in the UK because we got talking about it in the comments and a sudden nostalgia rush overcame me.

    Crystal Maze was one of my favourite programmes back in the 1990s. I even had the board game for it, which was fun until I inevitably lost half the pieces.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 00:43

    Cheers for the plug of the game and again to Gavin for the stats. :)

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 00:43

    Lukeh not only do I agree that O'Brien is the correct presenter, but that Fort Boyard was silly and a bit of a ripoff copycat version :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 00:47

    Lukeh not only do I agree that O'Brien is the correct presenter, but that Fort Boyard was silly and a bit of a ripoff copycat version :)

    I don't think I saw Fort. I take it that was a good thing or I might have been Boyard...

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 03:46

    CRYSTAL MAZE! Best.gameshow.ever.

    That is all.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 03:48

    CRYSTAL MAZE! Best.gameshow.ever.

    :D :D :D

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 03:49

    :D :D :D

    Probably the first British show I ever watched. Still one of the best ever.

    And in case you're having a nostalgia trip, ALL the episodes are available on YouTube.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 03:52

    Lukeh not only do I agree that O'Brien is the correct presenter, but that Fort Boyard was silly and a bit of a ripoff copycat version :)

    I've tried watching the original Fort Boyard - in French! It's still running, and it's still very good. The other versions, not so much.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 03:52

    And in case you're having a nostalgia trip, ALL the episodes are available on YouTube.

    Don't go telling me things like that. I'll never get anything done ever again.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 03:53

    Don't go telling me things like that. I'll never get anything done ever again.

    :D Hehehehe. Should probably do a mini-marathon before F1 starts again. ;)

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 04:01

    :D Hehehehe. Should probably do a mini-marathon before F1 starts again. ;)

    It's been a very busy couple of months. I think it's set to continue sadly.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 04:02

    It's been a very busy couple of months. I think it's set to continue sadly.

    Have you been planning a wedding or something? :P Just kidding. :D

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 04:05

    Have you been planning a wedding or something? :P Just kidding. :D

    :S :S :S

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 04:07

    :S :S :S

    Hahaha! Just speaking from experience, is all. ;)

    Why are you up so late?

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 04:16

    Why are you up so late?

    I have an awful cough and didn't get much sleep last night. I came home from work and basically collapsed. Now I'm all a bit out of sync. Oops.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 04:23

    I have an awful cough and didn't get much sleep last night. I came home from work and basically collapsed. Now I'm all a bit out of sync. Oops.

    Ahhh, so you woke up early? Welcome to my hours. :D

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 04:30

    Ahhh, so you woke up early? Welcome to my hours. :D

    I'm gonna have a nap this morning I think or it'll happen again tomorrow... I get jet lagged quite often with my sleep.

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 07:09

    that was one strong earthquake in Japan...

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 07:22

    that was one strong earthquake in Japan...

    Very. :O As awful as this may sound, at least it was in the north. Can you imagine how bad it would be if it were more to the south?

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 07:24

    Very. :O As awful as this may sound, at least it was in the north. Can you imagine how bad it would be if it were more to the south?

    it shook Tokyo also and from what I read it also stopped Formula Nippon race or practice

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 07:27

    hm ... yesterday we head one strong Earthquake to the west of us (Yunnan, China, near Burmese border), today to the east of in Japan ...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 07:36

    KIa-ora-ish Good Morning-ish Buongiorno-ish Go'morgen-ish ;)

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 07:37

    KIa-ora-ish Good Morning-ish Buongiorno-ish Go'morgen-ish ;)

    Morning Gavin. :)

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 07:52

    watching the japanese tsunami footage .... that is scary ...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 07:53

    watching the japanese tsunami footage .... that is scary ...

    Saw that on BBC - how bad was it though?

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 07:55

    Saw that on BBC - how bad was it though?

    quite bad, hopefully the experience they have in Japan dealing with these events will limit the consequences ...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 07:56

    quite bad, hopefully the experience they have in Japan dealing with these events will limit the consequences ...

    Was the earthquake bad? all I am seeing are tsunami pics...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 07:56

    Every Apple Keynote ever: http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=2628

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 07:56

    Was the earthquake bad? all I am seeing are tsunami pics...

    8.4 magnitude, that is quite an earthquake

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 08:30

    Great article about the ZX81 computer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12703674

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 08:47

    Ooh, today is HRT day!

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 08:48

    Williams just tweeted that they won't be running KERS for the rest of the Barcelona test...

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 08:49

    Ooh, today is HRT day!

    and who is going for the therapy ? :-)

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 08:50

    and who is going for the therapy ? :-)

    Vitantonio when he realises who he signed for!

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 08:54

    listening to a guy from Hawai, they are expecting in about 5 hours about 2 metres tsunami waves to hit Hawaii ... let's hope the world has learned lessons from 2006 Tsunami

    already worries that the Tsunami waves may be higher than some Pacific islands ...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 09:14

    listening to a guy from Hawai, they are expecting in about 5 hours about 2 metres tsunami waves to hit Hawaii ... let's hope the world has learned lessons from 2006 Tsunami

    EIther that will be really bad or epic surfing conditions!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 09:15

    morniiiing

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 09:16

    EIther that will be really bad or epic surfing conditions!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12710020 - scary images and not very encouraging talks about Vanuatu Tuvalu and places like that ...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 09:17

    www.bbc.co.uk/new…-pacific-12710020 - scary images and not very encouraging talks about Vanuatu Tuvalu and places like that ...

    2m shouldn't be a problem, 6m is an awful problem...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 09:35

    morniiiing

    hellO!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 09:41

    Scary stuff going down in Japan this morning

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 09:45

    Scary stuff going down in Japan this morning

    Hope Dap is ok

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 09:46

    Hope Dap is ok

    Dap?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 09:48

    Dap?

    Infrequent commenter here that lives in Japan - I think his wife is expecting too...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 09:54

    Infrequent commenter here that lives in Japan - I think his wife is expecting too...

    I see.

  • F1Wolf11/03/2011 at 09:54

    Scary stuff going down in Japan this morning

    reading that this is the strongest earthquake to hit Japan since the records begun and 5th strongest earthquake globally ...

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 10:00

    Is this to do with that supermoon?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 10:04

    Is this to do with that supermoon?

    supermoon?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 10:05

    @5LiveF1 RT @HispaniaRacing: Cuatro horas para mostrar el nuevo F111. Four hours left to unveil the new F111

    Bale, cuatros hora para mostrar el carro de burro ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 10:06

    Bale, cuatros hora para mostrar el carro de burro ;)

    Are they testing tomorrow too?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 10:07

    Are they testing tomorrow too?

    I suppose so. The only reason they must be launching so late is because the car is not ready or has no sponsors!

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 10:16

    Ooh

    @autosportlive We've got Mercedes' Norbert Haug coming up to join us on AUTOSPORT Live this afternoon, so email your questions to [email protected]

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 10:22

    Morning peoples.

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 10:23

    Morning peoples.

    Hiya. Happy days :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 10:24

    morning christine

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 10:43

    Ron Dennis has a 6-month driving ban: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/motor-racing-dennis-idUKLDE72A0UE20110311

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 10:44

    Ron Dennis has a 6-month driving ban: uk.reuters.com/ar…LDE72A0UE20110311

    Deary me Ron

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 11:22

    Good stuff

    AT&T Williams is pleased to confirm that its long-term official watch partner, Oris, has extended and upgraded its sponsorship of the team ahead of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 11:38

    Deary me Ron

    Or rather "Ron has earned a half yearly restriction on his private road using duties" ;)

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 11:38

    AT&T Williams is pleased to confirm that its long-term official watch partner, Oris, has extended and upgraded its sponsorship of the team ahead of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.

    Just don't put Pastor in the adverts. Scary man.

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 11:39

    Have you guys seen the Certina ads with a Sauber in them? Normally ads with a secondary sponsor on an F1 car tend to have generic white liveries, but in Sauber's case that was not a problem ;)

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 11:40

    I have finally unfollowed @ausgp for a few days because nothing annoys me more than fake twitter races. Considering every single one they post is a fake retweet, why can't they just USE the account they're supposedly retweeting?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 11:50

    I have finally unfollowed @ausgp for a few days because nothing annoys me more than fake twitter races. Considering every single one they post is a fake retweet, why can't they just USE the account they're supposedly retweeting?

    Don't know - I thought the @ausgp account was supposed to be running the fake GP anyway?

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 11:52

    Don't know - I thought the @ausgp account was supposed to be running the fake GP anyway?

    it is, but I don't get why they are. If they really had to run a race that's not even happening they should put it on another account and link to it. With so much actual F1 news happening why spam up peoples timelines with news that isn't even real?

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 11:57

    When MotoGP did it it was good because lots of actual MotoGP got involved rather than one fake account and one random fan, plus I don't follow any MotoGP people so I didn't have to see it :D

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 11:58

    When MotoGP did it it was good because lots of actual MotoGP got involved rather than one fake account and one random fan, plus I don't follow any MotoGP people so I didn't have to see it :D

    When MotoGP did it, it was unique. This is copying.. :)

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 11:59

    When MotoGP did it it was good because lots of actual MotoGP got involved rather than one fake account and one random fan, plus I don't follow any MotoGP people so I didn't have to see it :D

    When MotoGP did it, it was unique. This is copying.. :)

    Agree on both counts - I don't see the point in it TBH...

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 12:00

    Agree on both counts - I don't see the point in it TBH...

    they've had more people tweeting them to tell them it sucks than they have to tell them they like it

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:10

    Jeez, Unlap was quick on the Ron Dennis parody: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unlaphq/5517296640/in/contacts/

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:11

    I think the Hispania launch is soon.

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:12

    I think the Hispania launch is soon.

    But they are only posting pics on Facebook so far: http://fb.me/SAsoupWb

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:17

    But they are only posting pics on Facebook so far: http://fb.me/SAsoupWb

    Here is an unoffical pic from Laia Ferrer: http://yfrog.com/z/gyd43whj

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 12:25

    But they are only posting pics on Facebook so far: http://fb.me/SAsoupWb

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89866

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:27

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/89866

    That's the best angle I think.

    How can that guy who made all the cool Tron cars have designed the livery for that?

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 12:32

    How can that guy who made all the cool Tron cars have designed the livery for that?

    Looks like he ripped off the Yardley McLaren and modified it slightly. Very original to use a 35 year old design

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=yardley+mclaren&view=detail&id=B86208B59E366FA9971A8C488199AEC811D40565&first=1&FORM=IDFRIR

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:35

    Looks like he ripped off the Yardley McLaren and modified it slightly. Very original to use a 35 year old design

    Yes but the Yardley one looks good ;)

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 12:36

    How can that guy who made all the cool Tron cars have designed the livery for that?

    I like it but it you're right, a guy with that reputation needs to have done better

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:37

    I like it but it you're right, a guy with that reputation needs to have done better

    It's OK, not fantastic. Very busy...

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 12:41

    It's OK, not fantastic. Very busy...

    Better than 2010. Or Sauber.

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:42

    Better than 2010. Or Sauber.

    Ha! Well yes, in that case it is quite good then ;)

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:52

    Ahhh! They found it! ;)

    @a_f1podcast @RubberGoat Tusind tak #theworldsshittestflamewar

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:53

    oops! In my excitement I forgot to edit the hashtag! Sorry :(

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 12:54

    MSC P1 over lunch! w00t! :D

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:54

    MSC P1 over lunch! w00t! :D

    You know what we keep saying about testing times :P

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 12:55

    Just listened to jake and his crew on bbc and I am excited with all the rule changes. It is great that there is so much change.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 12:57

    You know what we keep saying about testing times

    True, but AUTOSPORT also says: "It's not as if everyone else has been on race fuel loads - today's top five times so far have all been on short runs."

    So they're on more even footing than they would usually be. And I still think testing (especially the last test) is more accurate than people give it credit for. ;)

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:58

    Sweet Lord, Hispania Moda do make me laugh!

    The car, however, may not be on track much today, as some parts are still stuck in Spanish customs

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 12:58

    So they're on more even footing than they would usually be. And I still think testing (especially the last test) is more accurate than people give it credit for. ;)

    Maybe. The speeds may be accurate but I do worry how some drivers will fare over long runs this year...

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 12:58

    The car, however, may not be on track much today, as some parts are still stuck in Spanish customs

    FAIL.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 12:59

    Colors look much better for Hispania, though.

    http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editorial/1299846365.jpg

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 13:00

    The car, however, may not be on track much today, as some parts are still stuck in Spanish customs

    The team is in Spain and the track is in Spain. Why are customs involved? They can't be importing parts from outside the EU

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 13:00

    Maybe. The speeds may be accurate but I do worry how some drivers will fare over long runs this year...

    Fair point. But given Michael's experience, he should be one of the drivers who should be in better shape with the new rules. :)

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 13:01

    The team is in Spain and the track is in Spain. Why are customs involved? They can't be importing parts from outside the EU

    Don't they run much of the team from Germany, though? Then again, that's still part of the EU, so that's still a valid point.

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 13:01

    Isn't mercedes supposed to be 1 second slower until bahrain? Or have they brought parts to final test..

  • Alex Andronov11/03/2011 at 13:01

    #MFC!

    Denmark to swap stamps for SMS:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12703744

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:02

    The team is in Spain and the track is in Spain. Why are customs involved? They can't be importing parts from outside the EU

    Germany? I thought Kolles did the Engineering there?

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 13:03

    Isn't mercedes supposed to be 1 second slower until bahrain? Or have they brought parts to final test..

    The new parts are now here, and that's what Michael is running.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 13:03

    Germany? I thought Kolles did the Engineering there?

    Still EU

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:03

    Denmark to swap stamps for SMS:

    You can buy ten trip bus and train tickets with your phone too now. Also reserve seats on longer trains...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:03

    Still EU

    oh.

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 13:04

    RubberGoat you live in denmark right? How long have you lived there?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 13:06

    Can I just say that I hate the new Hispania livery? It looks like they tried to copy a 2006-spec Honda and got the colour positions slightly wrong. The interim livery looked much nicer.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 13:06

    The team is in Spain and the track is in Spain. Why are customs involved? They can't be importing parts from outside the EU

    The team is at Kolles' place Germany.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 13:06

    The team is at Kolles' place Germany.

    Still EU, though, isn't it?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:07

    RubberGoat you live in denmark right? How long have you lived there?

    3½years.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 13:07

    Still EU, though, isn't it?

    Still has to pass airport customs I think. They should have driven.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 13:07

    The team is at Kolles' place Germany.

    They're not trying to import stuff from some obscure third-party supplier from outside the EU?!?

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 13:08

    So what do we think of the actual car? Nose is wide bit thin

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 13:08

    3½years.

    You liking it there? Did you accustom quickly to it?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:08

    Still has to pass airport customs I think. They should have driven.

    I've asked Autosport Live. Let's see if they answer...

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 13:09

    True, but AUTOSPORT also says: "It's not as if everyone else has been on race fuel loads - today's top five times so far have all been on short runs."

    So they're on more even footing than they would usually be. And I still think testing (especially the last test) is more accurate than people give it credit for. ;)

    What is/was up with the Force India? It seems to have missed a lot of running today...

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:09

    You liking it there? Did you accustom quickly to it?

    Yep, but it takes a bit of getting used to!

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:10

    Fair point. But given Michael's experience, he should be one of the drivers who should be in better shape with the new rules. :)

    I agree. Thank you Hans Stuck ;)

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:11

    I agree. Thank you Hans Stuck ;)

    Jochen Mass, rather!

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 13:12

    Yep, but it takes a bit of getting used to!

    I am quizzing because I am thinking of doing a year of studies there. So you have not accustomed to it fully yet.. what are you still getting used to?

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 13:12

    I agree. Thank you Hans Stuck

    Jochen Mass, rather!

    Errrm, not sure I get it. :D

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 13:14

    This daily really made me want a chocolate biscuit. Damn you Lukeh!

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 13:15

    So what do we think of the actual car? Nose is wide bit thin

    last year I thought the design of the car stood out (it wasn't fast), this year they still have a car that looks weird but with the white it should stand out on the race track. Yeah the nose is a bit flat

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:24

    I am quizzing because I am thinking of doing a year of studies there. So you have not accustomed to it fully yet.. what are you still getting used to?

    Where are you planning to study?

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:25

    Errrm, not sure I get it. :D

    Wasn't Jochen Mass his teammate at Mercedes during his WSC years? I heard he was credited with showing Schumi the art of tyre management...

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 13:27

    Wasn't Jochen Mass his teammate at Mercedes during his WSC years? I heard he was credited with showing Schumi the art of tyre management...

    Ahhh, yes. I'd give him all the credit he deserves. :D

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 13:31

    Where are you planning to study?

    Masters in public administration at CBS

  • RubberGoat11/03/2011 at 13:32

    Masters in public administration at CBS

    Hmm ok. Well I hear it's a nice place to study. Copenhagen is great for foreigners as it's practically an English speaking city with lots to do.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 13:37

    Ron Dennis has a 6-month driving ban: uk.reuters.com/ar…LDE72A0UE20110311

    Of all the people I could have imagined getting one, he would be near the bottom of the list...

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 14:08

    Of all the people I could have imagined getting one, he would be near the bottom of the list...

    Anyone who works in motor racing is a frustrated racing driver. The only people in F1 who are unlikely to get driving bans are those who don't drive and there are very few of those.

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 14:27

    Anyone who works in motor racing is a frustrated racing driver. The only people in F1 who are unlikely to get driving bans are those who don't drive and there are very few of those.

    I find it shocking enough when F1 fans don't drive :D

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:27

    Twitter's being terribly unreliable today - wonder how much tsunami-related traffic it's been receiving?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:27

    I find it shocking enough when F1 fans don't drive :D

    This might not be a good time to say that I don't...

  • Amy11/03/2011 at 14:30

    This might not be a good time to say that I don't...

    I think I already knew that so I won't be shocked this time :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 14:31

    Now that was an afternoon lunch!! A good friend is leaving work, so not the most productive of afternoon's is expected

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:31

    I think I already knew that so I won't be shocked this time :)

    Phew!

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:32

    Now that was an afternoon lunch!! A good friend is leaving work, so not the most productive of afternoon's is expected

    Good luck to your friends and have a lovely day :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 14:32

    Good luck to your friends and have a lovely day :)

    cheers ali,

    am now back at desk trying to do "stuff"

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 14:36

    I find it shocking enough when F1 fans don't drive :D

    This might not be a good time to say that I don't...

    You at least drive karts. I used to work with someone who was utterly obsessed with racing and his best mate was an amateur racer. He didn't drive at all and as far as I know never sat behind the steering wheel of any moving vehicle. I used to ask him about it all the time and he just had no interest in driving. I found that really odd at the time.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:38

    You at least drive karts. I used to work with someone who was utterly obsessed with racing and his best mate was an amateur racer. He didn't drive at all and as far as I know never sat behind the steering wheel of any moving vehicle. I used to ask him about it all the time and he just had no interest in driving. I found that really odd at the time.

    Now that is odd. Being obsessed with racing without being interested in actually doing any is something I'm not familiar with seeing...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 14:39

    Now that is odd. Being obsessed with racing without being interested in actually doing any is something I'm not familiar with seeing...

    oddly, i see it a lot

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:52

    Kamui's car has stopped the test session (in F1, I hasten to add; I'm also awaiting news of the LMS testing at Paul Ricard which is currently running).

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 14:54

    It's annoying that the HRT has not yet hit the track

    :/

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 14:56

    It's annoying that the HRT has not yet hit the track

    If they will send bits through customs, delays are inevitable...

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 14:56

    If they will send bits through customs, delays are inevitable...

    True, but it'd be nice to at least have some sort of baseline running

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 15:30

    A couple of interesting tweets from Scarbs

    http://twitter.com/ScarbsF1/status/46230803776147457

    http://twitter.com/ScarbsF1/status/46229156584890368

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 15:56

    Ha!!

    Razia and Valsecchi I can understand (I do kind of rate Valsecchi), but Teixeira?? How big is wallet exactly, and how big will his wallet be when the fraud squad finish with daddy?!?

    Team Lotus has today confirmed that Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will be combining their 2011 GP2 Team AirAsia commitments with official roles in Team Lotus with Luiz Razia as Third Driver and Davide Valsecchi as Test Driver.

    Ricardo Teixeira also joins the team as a second Test Driver to continue his long-term development program with the team.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 15:58

    Razia and Valsecchi I can understand (I do kind of rate Valsecchi), but Teixeira?? How big is wallet exactly, and how big will his wallet be when the fraud squad finish with daddy?!?

    I'd say pretty big - he's made a huge profit off Air Asia, after all.

    That said, I'm confused. I thought Karun was Team Lotus' 3rd driver? If Luiz is 3rd driver, then what's Karun?

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 15:59

    AUTOSPORT:

    15:58 Red flag

    15:58 We don't like to brag, but... we told you so.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 16:00

    That said, I'm confused. I thought Karun was Team Lotus' 3rd driver? If Luiz is 3rd driver, then what's Karun?

    good question

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 16:05

    Team Lotus has today confirmed that Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will be combining their 2011 GP2 Team AirAsia commitments with official roles in Team Lotus with Luiz Razia as Third Driver and Davide Valsecchi as Test Driver.

    Seems to be the Lotus way to have an absolute load of drivers

    Afternoon all

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 16:06

    That said, I'm confused. I thought Karun was Team Lotus' 3rd driver? If Luiz is 3rd driver, then what's Karun?

    good question

    Just checked now - it seems he was unsigned when we saw him at earlier tests. Which is odd because he was wearing Team Lotus merch.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 16:07

    Just checked now - it seems he was unsigned when we saw him at earlier tests. Which is odd because he was wearing Team Lotus merch.

    Maybe the team just wanted him to wear the merch as part of the test

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 16:07

    Just checked now - it seems he was unsigned when we saw him at earlier tests. Which is odd because he was wearing Team Lotus merch.

    There's more to it I think. In the unfortunate circumstance that a Lotus driver can't do a race(s), I think Chandhok would be in ahead of the three reserves

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 16:09

    There's more to it I think. In the unfortunate circumstance that a Lotus driver can't do a race(s), I think Chandhok would be in ahead of the three reserves

    So what's the point of appointing a third driver if he's not first in line to replace the race drivers?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/03/2011 at 16:10

    So what's the point of appointing a third driver if he's not first in line to replace the race drivers?

    Razia and Valsecchi are there because they're Air Asia drivers, while it is well known that Teixeira is loaded

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 16:14

    Razia and Valsecchi are there because they're Air Asia drivers, while it is well known that Teixeira is loaded

    Team Lotus can hire as many drivers as they want, yes, but why appoint Razia specifically as Third Driver if he's not the first in line to substitute the race drivers? They could've just appointed him as a Test Driver with Karun as Third Driver.

  • Chris Harris11/03/2011 at 16:41

    Nice place indeed, thank you.

    Nicole

    Ideal World

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 16:58

    #sidepodspace

    There is something about a shuttle sitting on the launch pad that makes me happy.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 17:29

    Evening all. I just got home from work, jumped on Twitter, the very first tweet I saw says Firestone stays in IndyCar to 2013. Excellent. :)

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 17:31

    Evening all. I just got home from work, jumped on Twitter, the very first tweet I saw says Firestone stays in IndyCar to 2013. Excellent. :)

    Hiya pat.

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 17:32

    Evening all. I just got home from work, jumped on Twitter, the very first tweet I saw says Firestone stays in IndyCar to 2013. Excellent. :)

    Apparently it doesn't include Indylights but that's not a big deal really. Glad they stuck around because it's worrying how much Japanese Motorsports are being scaled back.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 17:33

    Yestday afternoon I spent some time cleaning up my room and I found a load of stuff I totally forgot about, I;m so happy that includes all of the Fawlty Towers episodes on DVD. I know what I'm doing this evening :)

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 17:33

    Evening all. I just got home from work, jumped on Twitter, the very first tweet I saw says Firestone stays in IndyCar to 2013. Excellent. :)

    what made them change their mind?

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 17:34

    Apparently it doesn't include Indylights but that's not a big deal really. Glad they stuck around because it's worrying how much Japanese Motorsports are being scaled back.

    Oh, not completely ideal then..

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 17:34

    Yestday afternoon I spent some time cleaning up my room and I found a load of stuff I totally forgot about, I;m so happy that includes all of the Fawlty Towers episodes on DVD. I know what I'm doing this evening :)

    Fantastic :)

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 17:34

    what made them change their mind?

    Dunno. Maybe the teams 'voting' for them to stay.

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 17:35

    Was looking to setup Tivo recordings for ALMS coverage for this weekend.

    I couldn't find it.

    I nearly cried.

    Then I looked at schedule and it's the weekend after.

    Then I was happy again.

  • Bert11/03/2011 at 17:35

    Dunno. Maybe the teams 'voting' for them to stay.

    Voting with wallets?

  • Janna11/03/2011 at 17:41

    Hello all. Had an interview this morning & found out this afternoon I've got the assignment. Temp for 3 months with the possibility of permanent if they can get the budget agreed.

    I'm having a celebratory cupcake. Thanks to those who sent me messages on Twitter. :)

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 17:42

    I'm having a celebratory cupcake. Thanks to those who sent me messages on Twitter. :)

    Once again, congrats janna! Awesome news :)

    Am hoping to emulate this with some good news next week by applying for a 3 month thing like the one I nearly got in cardiff but this time it's in Newport. Fingers crossed!

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 17:43

    I'm having a celebratory cupcake. Thanks to those who sent me messages on Twitter. :)

    w00t!

  • Janna11/03/2011 at 17:43

    Am hoping to emulate this with some good news next week by applying for a 3 month thing like the one I nearly got in cardiff but this time it's in Newport. Fingers crossed!

    Oohh, thinking lots of happy thoughts for you.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 17:52

    Hello all. Had an interview this morning & found out this afternoon I've got the assignment. Temp for 3 months with the possibility of permanent if they can get the budget agreed.

    Congrats, again :)

  • Bassano11/03/2011 at 18:07

    Hello.

    Just left my review for Another F1 Podcast on the Vietnamese iTunes store:

    Great personal views on F1 and random stuff. Best F1 laughs since the Cheech & Chong style of the Formula Pod guys. Comes recommended by Sidepodcast, so you know it's a winner

  • Bassano11/03/2011 at 18:07

    Just left my review for Another F1 Podcast on the Vietnamese iTunes store:

    Who's next and where?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:09

    Hello all. Had an interview this morning & found out this afternoon I've got the assignment. Temp for 3 months with the possibility of permanent if they can get the budget agreed.

    Well done! Best of luck on the new job, Janna!

  • Bassano11/03/2011 at 18:09

    Had an interview this morning & found out this afternoon I've got the assignment. Temp for 3 months with the possibility of permanent if they can get the budget agreed.

    Wicked! Well done

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:10

    Was looking to setup Tivo recordings for ALMS coverage for this weekend.

    I couldn't find it.

    It had better not be this weekend as several of the teams involved are in France right now...

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 18:12

    It had better not be this weekend as several of the teams involved are in France right now...

    Their cars are in the US.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:12

    So what's the point of appointing a third driver if he's not first in line to replace the race drivers?

    No idea.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 18:12

    Was looking to setup Tivo recordings for ALMS coverage for this weekend.

    I couldn't find it.

    I nearly cried.

    Then I looked at schedule and it's the weekend after.

    Then I was happy again.

    Can you record it? I thought it was all online with a delay for TV. But there has a been a lot of contradictory information.

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 18:14

    Can you record it? I thought it was all online with a delay for TV. But there has a been a lot of contradictory information.

    there's some coverage on ABC and ESPN2 in the states. ESPN3.com is also streaming some (or maybe all?) of it.

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 18:14

    there's some coverage on ABC and ESPN2 in the states. ESPN3.com is also streaming some (or maybe all?) of it.

    don't know if it's delayed or not on TV.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:22

    there's some coverage on ABC and ESPN2 in the states. ESPN3.com is also streaming some (or maybe all?) of it.

    My understanding was that there'd also be a worldwide feed on americalemans.com like there was for a couple of round last year...

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:28

    hullo sidepodcast, we've missed you so.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 18:30

    hullo sidepodcast, we've missed you so.

    So does Christine have to become anonymous too now?

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 18:30

    hullo sidepodcast, we've missed you so.

    Hello!!

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:30

    hullo sidepodcast, we've missed you so.

    *waves*

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 18:31

    hullo sidepodcast, we've missed you so.

    oh and hello :)

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 18:32

    Hullo, Mr C. :D

    So does Christine have to become anonymous too now?

    What do you mean, Pat? :)

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:32

    So does Christine have to become anonymous too now?

    i think so :)

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:34

    What do you mean, Pat? :)

    christine's sneaking into my office and showing me up.

  • Mrs C11/03/2011 at 18:38

    Like this?

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 18:38

    christine's sneaking into my office and showing me up.

    HAHA! does she work at your office now? or is this just a one-off? :)

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 18:38

    Like this?

    Holy cow! :O

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:38

    Like this?

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 18:38

    Like this?

    utter madness.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:39

    HAHA! does she work at your office now? or is this just a one-off? :)

    just for a bit.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 18:39

    Like this?

    utter madness.

    it's scaaaary. :D

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:40

    Like this?

    Eek!

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 18:40

    it's scaaaary. :D

    #needsmorechristine

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 18:41

    it's scaaaary. :D

    this is why we need logins and passwords and stuff! :)

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 18:42

    Like this?

    :D

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:42

    this is why we need logins and passwords and stuff! :)

    :)

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:45

    good luck with the job lukeh and well done to janna. looks like we missed a busy day.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 18:48

    good luck with the job lukeh and well done to janna. looks like we missed a busy day.

    HRT launched their car and amazingly it still has the cool spots and your name here, which quite honestly I find amazing and embarrassing!

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:50

    HRT launched their car and amazingly it still has the cool spots and your name here, which quite honestly I find amazing and embarrassing!

    no way?! oh lord.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 18:51

    no way?! oh lord.

    I assumed it was placeholders for the CGI images

    No way jose... ramon carabante.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 18:53

    No way jose... ramon carabante.

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:54

    HRT launched their car and amazingly it still has the cool spots and your name here, which quite honestly I find amazing and embarrassing!

    Phew! I think the previous shot I saw of the HRT must have been mis-labelled...

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:56

    One of my friends sent me a pile of F1 newspaper cuttings from 2005 :D

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 18:58

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 18:58

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

    Good evening!

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 18:58

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

    Good evening, Christine. :)

  • jpancoast11/03/2011 at 19:00

    wow, those anotherf1podcast guys are funny.

    Lot funnier than the sidepodcast folk, I'm jumpin' ship!

    :)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:00

    Evening Christine!

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 19:06

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

    Hello m... hiya christine!

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:06

    Hello m... hiya christine!

    :D

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:07

    wow, those anotherf1podcast guys are funny.

    :)

    Lot funnier than the sidepodcast folk, I'm jumpin' ship!

    we wish were as cool as them.

  • Stukeith11/03/2011 at 19:23

    So who reckons Japan will be removed from the calanda now?

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 19:26

    #sidepodspace

    I can't keep up with all this stuff. Apparently there is a rocket launch just before 11pm tonight. I have no idea about this mission as this is the first I have heard of it.

    Looks like it is another top secret mission. Spy satellite this time.

    The National Reconnaissance Office is the secretive agency responsible for fielding the country's fleet of spy satellites for the intelligence-gathering community. The identity and purpose of the craft launching Friday are details the NRO doesn't advertise publicly .

    http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d353/status.html

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 19:27

    So who reckons Japan will be removed from the calanda now?

    Why?

    Have I missed something?

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 19:28

    The Japanese GP's not 'til October, so we might just get away with it.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 19:28

    So who reckons Japan will be removed from the calanda now?

    Long way until the race for the country to recover but hopefully it won;t get removed. I doubt it anyways.

    Very freaked out by the videos though from today. Really, geniunely scary that it;s actual reality and not a film.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:28

    So who reckons Japan will be removed from the calanda now?

    To be honest, I reckon at least their basic facilities will be fine by April, never mind October.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 19:30

    Very freaked out by the videos though from today. Really, geniunely scary that it;s actual reality and not a film.

    I haven't seen those but I heard about the earthquakes

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:31

    So who reckons Japan will be removed from the calanda now?

    Apparently (according to someone in the f1technical fora) Suzuka is 50m above sea-level, so the track won't have been damaged by the water.

    To be honest, I reckon at least their basic facilities will be fine by April, never mind October

    Agreed. According to The Beeb, Japanese folk are being calm and orderly about the whole thing, so they'll probably be back up and running soon. That is, assuming they don't lose major infrastructure with the oil refinery fire and the nuclear power plant upsets.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 19:33

    Evening :)

    I've decided to buy a slow cooker. I feel like a granny :D

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:34

    Agreed. According to The Beeb, Japanese folk are being calm and orderly about the whole thing, so they'll probably be back up and running soon. That is, assuming they don't lose major infrastructure with the oil refinery fire and the nuclear power plant upsets.

    Knowing the Japs, they'll have planned out such a scenario meticulously and it's just a matter of executing it. Also, Suzuka is further to the southwest of the country, and it's on high ground. So I reckon that as long as transportation and telecommunication lines are back up by then and the town didn't suffer significant or excessive damage to property, the race should still be a go.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:36

    Apparently (according to someone in the f1technical fora) Suzuka is 50m above sea-level, so the track won't have been damaged by the water.

    Not only that, but they are in a bay, so any tsunamis would've been significantly reduced in strength as it entered the bay.

    The bigger concern is how much damage to infrastructure the actual earthquake caused.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 19:40

    I have missed a lot of the Japan story today. Looks like have had well over100

    earthquakes this week and most of those in the last day or so.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/140_40.php

    The tsunami looks horrific. Really whether there is a race there or not this year is unimportant when there is that level of carnage.

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 19:41

    I've decided to buy a slow cooker. I feel like a granny :D

    Not you as well!! You're all just trying to show me up.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:41

    I've decided to buy a slow cooker. I feel like a granny :D

    inspired by amy? too much planning involved for my liking.

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:42

    I've decided to buy a slow cooker. I feel like a granny

    Not you as well!! You're all just trying to show me up.

    :D

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:42

    The bigger concern is how much damage to infrastructure the actual earthquake caused

    Again according to the Beeb, roads all over Japan are split apart or washed away and an entire bullet train is missing (implying, at the very least, flood damage to the tracks). However, I think you're on the money with the recovery plan: they live on the edge of one of the most active tectonic plates in the world (there was a map of earthquakes on the news, and they look pretty widespread, location wise, over the last century); I'm pretty sure (being so meticulously Japanese) that they've got a procedure for dealing with these things.

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 19:43

    Knowing the Japs, they'll have planned out such a scenario meticulously and it's just a matter of executing it. Also, Suzuka is further to the southwest of the country, and it's on high ground. So I reckon that as long as transportation and telecommunication lines are back up by then and the town didn't suffer significant or excessive damage to property, the race should still be a go.

    New Zealand have said that Christchurch will host world cup games - even though the stadium is damaged and the city laid in ruins.

    The Japanese are prepared and well drilled for earthquakes much more than NZ is, so I think this is a non issue. There'll be a Japanese grand prix.

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 19:45

    also I'm at the outlaws for dinner and they served us half a roast chicken each. So I'm stuffed!

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:45

    also I'm at the outlaws for dinner and they served us half a roast chicken each. So I'm stuffed!

    Half a chicken EACH! YUM. :D

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 19:46

    inspired by amy? too much planning involved for my liking.

    I had no idea Amy was a fan of this :P More inspired by wanting to eat healthy food and being too tired nd lazy when i get in from work.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:46

    I had no idea Amy was a fan of this :P More inspired by wanting to eat healthy food and being too tired nd lazy when i get in from work.

    but you have to prep it before you go to work?

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 19:47

    I had no idea Amy was a fan of this :P More inspired by wanting to eat healthy food and being too tired nd lazy when i get in from work.

    Everyone seems to be getting into cooking. Lou is really into it now and absolutely loves cooking in the last few months especially.

    Quite right too, she produces much yummy :)

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:47

    Everyone seems to be getting into cooking. Lou is really into it now and absolutely loves cooking in the last few months especially.

    i'm not.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 19:48

    i'm not.

    for now.... ;)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:48

    I had no idea Amy was a fan of this :P More inspired by wanting to eat healthy food and being too tired nd lazy when i get in from work.

    Don't you have hot boxes in the UK? (Hot box = box with two cushions inside, shaped to hold a pot and filled with polystyrene balls. One brings the contents of the pot to the boil in the morning, puts it in the hot box, comes home to a hot, slow-cooked, low-energy-use meal at the end of the day.)

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 19:50

    but you have to prep it before you go to work?

    I still think it'll suit me better. I get in at this kind of time of night. I can't just put something on to cook now, it'll be 9pm before it's done!

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:50

    I still think it'll suit me better. I get in at this kind of time of night. I can't just put something on to cook now, it'll be 9pm before it's done!

    ahh, you don't need slow cooker, you need a wife.

    :)

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 19:51

    for now.... ;)

    Erm could Rockall survive a fire?

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 19:51

    but you have to prep it before you go to work?

    And the stuff ends up being disgusting!

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:51

    but you have to prep it before you go to work?

    Mr C, unlike you and I, some people are productive in the God-forsaken hours of the morning.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:51

    And the stuff ends up being disgusting!

    it was a bit of a soup, i'll grant you.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 19:52

    Mr C, unlike you and I, some people are productive in the God-forsaken hours of the morning.

    i despise these kinds of people ;)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:53

    i despise these kinds of people ;)

    They are annoyingly perky in the morning ;)

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 19:53

    Very freaked out by the videos though from today. Really, geniunely scary that it;s actual reality and not a film.

    I was just watching them on C4 News. Very scary for those on the ground.

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 19:55

    I was just watching them on C4 News. Very scary for those on the ground.

    Indeed. We should spare a thought for the people on coral islands in the Pacific - they get a warning, but their islands are all less than 10m high, so they can do nothing but await their inevitable destructions. It was one of the things that Nauru brought up at the climate summit a few months ago.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 19:56

    The Japanese are prepared and well drilled for earthquakes much more than NZ is, so I think this is a non issue. There'll be a Japanese grand prix.

    This is the biggest they've had since the 1920s, they have earthquakes but not this big

  • Journeyer11/03/2011 at 19:57

    This is the biggest they've had since the 1920s, they have earthquakes but not this big

    The one that hit Kobe in the 1990s was pretty bad too.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 19:57

    And the stuff ends up being disgusting!

    Hehe I like soup :P

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 19:57

    Hehe I like soup :P

    Mine was more gross gloop than soup, but I'm sure it works for some people.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 19:58

    Everyone seems to be getting into cooking. Lou is really into it now and absolutely loves cooking in the last few months especially.

    My cooking exploits go as far as trying different things with pasta.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 19:59

    The one that hit Kobe in the 1990s was pretty bad too.

    This one was the 5th most powerful worldwide since 1900.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 19:59

    Mine was more gross gloop than soup, but I'm sure it works for some people.

    Hmmmm I have used one before, an old housemate had one. I've never had it go that far but it can get a bit gross if you're late home for any reason.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:02

    but you have to prep it before you go to work?

    And then what you have when you get home is sort of decided before you get there.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 20:04

    Oooh I have an interview for some volunteering at the olympics. How exciting!

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:06

    GT3 version of the MP4-12C developed with CRS Racing

    http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2011/03/mp4-12c-gt3-completes-first-tests/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheCheckeredFlag+(The+Checkered+Flag)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:06

    This one was the 5th most powerful worldwide since 1900

    That may be so, but they've already started the recovery efforts.

    http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/quake1/bp36.jpg

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:08

    Oooh I have an interview for some volunteering at the olympics. How exciting!

    Good luck, someone from work had one today.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:08

    So who reckons Japan will be removed from the calanda now?

    Suzuka's in the south-west of the country, so it probably hasn't been damaged. Provided Tokyo has a working airport by October I reckon the race will still be on. It's not like Bahrain where many teams were due to stay at the roundabout that was the centrepiece of the fighting...

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:09

    I've decided to buy a slow cooker. I feel like a granny :D

    Sounds useful. You can put your food in at the start of practise, leave it be and come back to eat it at the end of practise ;)

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:11

    evening folks

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:14

    Indeed. We should spare a thought for the people on coral islands in the Pacific - they get a warning, but their islands are all less than 10m high, so they can do nothing but await their inevitable destructions. It was one of the things that Nauru brought up at the climate summit a few months ago.

    I watched an extended edition of the news and they said the only reported damage was in Japan.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:14

    This one was the 5th most powerful worldwide since 1900

    That may be so, but they've already started the recovery efforts.

    inapcache.boston.…e/quake1/bp36.jpg

    Can't get on to the site but good that they've started.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:14

    evening folks

    Good evening!

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:14

    Oooh I have an interview for some volunteering at the olympics. How exciting!

    Good luck! I tried applying for Olympic volunteering and never got a reply, so I assume I was declined.

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 20:15

    evening folks

    Good evening!

    Good evening.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:15

    That may be so, but they've already started the recovery efforts.

    inapcache.boston.…e/quake1/bp36.jpg

    how is it possible the road ripped apart right down the middle?!

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:16

    That may be so, but they've already started the recovery efforts.

    Boston Big Picture has some stunning pics from Japan

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/03/massive_earthquake_hits_japan.html

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:16

    I watched an extended edition of the news and they said the only reported damage was in Japan.

    That could be good news. Perhaps people like the Nauruans got on boats and rode it out? Still, if it hit there, buildings would be flattened.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:17

    Hi Mav, Colin

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:17

    Boston Big Picture has some stunning pics from Japan

    none of the photos are loading for me

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:17

    Hi Mav and Colin and anyone else I missed :)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:18

    how is it possible the road ripped apart right down the middle?!

    When I've seen new roads under construction, they build one side and then the other; maybe the shockwaves were the right frequency to separate the foundations?

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:18

    none of the photos are loading for me

    I think maybe a lot of people are using the site

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:19

    none of the photos are loading for me

    try the alternate big picture: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/03/earthquake-in-japan/100022/

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:19

    I think maybe a lot of people are using the site

    Yeah I can't get twitpics to work either, actually I'm amazed Twitter is still functional.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:19

    When I've seen new roads under construction, they build one side and then the other; maybe the shockwaves were the right frequency to separate the foundations?

    The foundations are not made separately. Only the top few inches

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:20

    how is it possible the road ripped apart right down the middle?!

    If that's where the micro-faultline is, that's where the crack will be.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:20

    try the alternate big picture: www.theatlantic.c…-in-japan/100022/

    They have the same pics. Only checked the first few

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:21

    That may be so, but they've already started the recovery efforts.

    Couldn't believe the Daily Mail's attitude (even allowing for it being the Daily Mail)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:21

    The foundations are not made separately. Only the top few inches

    Oh, the Mauritians (the only people I've watched making new roads) obviously do things differently when they build roads. That said, they do things differently in most areas of life.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:21

    Yeah I can't get twitpics to work either, actually I'm amazed Twitter is still functional.

    It definitely wasn't for me when the tsunami struck, and the search function has only worked intermittently all day.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:22

    Couldn't believe the Daily Mail's attitude (even allowing for it being the Daily Mail)

    When did astrologers become seismologists?

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:23

    try the alternate big picture: www.theatlantic.c…-in-japan/100022/

    Thanks

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:23

    When did astrologers become seismologists?

    May as well put Benson in charge

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:23

    They have the same pics. Only checked the first few

    in focus is by the person who create the big picture, but fell out with boston.com.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:23

    BBC looking to drop F1? http://bit.ly/hCpYTh

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 20:23

    Testing ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/michael-schumacher-helps-mercedes-top-barcelona-day-four

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:24

    Couldn't believe the Daily Mail's attitude (even allowing for it being the Daily Mail)

    That is not as far fetched as you may think. I posted something on the closeness of the moon in the past couple of days. There is a full moon on the 19th and it will look 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal. This is the biggest full moon in 20 years and when these happen they are frequently associated with earthquakes and volcanoes

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:25

    in focus is by the person who create the big picture, but fell out with boston.com.

    Didn't know that

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:26

    BBC looking to drop F1? http://bit.ly/hCpYTh

    wow. oddly, i'd rathre they kept wimbledon. you can't have wimbledon on skytv!

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 20:26

    Ooh, I'll be looking out my window on the 19th then... so long as it's not cloudy.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:26

    May as well put Benson in charge

    He'd be much more reliable...

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:26

    wow. oddly, i'd rathre they kept wimbledon. you can't have wimbledon on skytv!

    I'd rather they cut down on inefficiency and duplication.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:27

    Didn't know that

    he was their web guy and they wanted him to be their web guy, while he wanted to do more pictures. someone else is doing the big pic, but they both use the same sources.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:27

    wow. oddly, i'd rathre they kept wimbledon. you can't have wimbledon on skytv!

    would agree

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:27

    wow. oddly, i'd rathre they kept wimbledon. you can't have wimbledon on skytv!

    Remember how bad adverts in F1 were?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:27

    BBC looking to drop F1? http://bit.ly/hCpYTh

    Not until 2014 (the current contract's expiry date) - nobody's going to pick up that big a contract in a recession, especially with ITV dropping it earlier in this one.

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 20:27

    I always switched over during F1 ads.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:27

    Remember how bad adverts in F1 were?

    yeah, but... wimbledon!

    plus they might fire EJ.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 20:27

    wow. oddly, i'd rathre they kept wimbledon. you can't have wimbledon on skytv!

    The real question here is what would sue barker do without wimbledon?!

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:28

    Ooh, I'll be looking out my window on the 19th then... so long as it's not cloudy.

    Should be worth checking out. Hopefully for once I won't be clouded out for something like this

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:28

    Remember how bad adverts in F1 were?

    ITV would squeeze them into a rally if they got wimbledon!

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:28

    I always switched over during F1 ads.

    we used to live stream a feed from brazil :)

  • RG11/03/2011 at 20:28

    Not until 2014 (the current contract's expiry date) - nobody's going to pick up that big a contract in a recession, especially with ITV dropping it earlier in this one.

    I'm sure Sky wouldn't mind.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:28

    I'd rather they cut down on inefficiency and duplication.

    And Eddie Jordan

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:28

    wow. oddly, i'd rathre they kept wimbledon. you can't have wimbledon on skytv!

    By the sound of it, their cost-saving plan for that is "share with another channel" rather than "abandon", which means it a) might happen and b) would be less controversial (the World Cup is handled the same way).

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:28

    Remember how bad adverts in F1 were?

    Is there a channel that one can watch sports on and pay to not have adverts in the UK? I don't want to lose advert-free F1 when I move there :( One misses out on the action when they blank it out for ad-breaks.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:28

    I'd rather they cut down on inefficiency and duplication.

    And Eddie Jordan

    :) :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:28

    I'd rather they cut down on inefficiency and duplication.

    That would certainly help.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:29

    Ooh, I'll be looking out my window on the 19th then... so long as it's not cloudy.

    I think you're supposed to crouch under a table

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:30

    And Eddie Jordan

    true story

    if they could get rid of Jonathan Davies from the rugby while they were at it, my life would be complete

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 20:31

    By the sound of it, their cost-saving plan for that is "share with another channel" rather than "abandon"...

    Does that mean they'd show F1 on BBC3 or BBC4? Or Dave? I'm sure crazier ideas have been thought of. You never know.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:31

    plus they might fire EJ.

    Unlikely given, among other things, his ability to get big players to the camera for interview (provided of course that Jake gets to ask the questions once said interviewees are there). He's a pretty large part of why the BBC arrangement works better than ITV's did.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:31

    I'd rather they cut down on inefficiency and duplication.

    I'd rather they didn't continue their football coverage. Because it's practically none existent anyway.

  • RG11/03/2011 at 20:31

    if they could get rid of Jonathan Davies from the rugby while they were at it, my life would be complete

    Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson too. Just MotD with Linekar, Ginola and Dixon (cos he's actually alright).

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:32

    I'd rather they didn't continue their football coverage. Because it's practically none existent anyway.

    Sadly it doesn't sound like that will happen because it's a relatively cheap way for the BBC to provide peak programming (F1, for example, usually isn't on at peak time, meaning it's a slot normally filled by cheaper and less prestigious shows).

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:32

    Is there a channel that one can watch sports on and pay to not have adverts in the UK? I don't want to lose advert-free F1 when I move there :( One misses out on the action when they blank it out for ad-breaks.

    Sky Sports. I don't know if ESPN would run it non-stop even though you have to pay.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:33

    if they could get rid of Jonathan Davies from the rugby while they were at it, my life would be complete

    Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson too. Just MotD with Linekar, Ginola and Dixon (cos he's actually alright).

    it might be quicker to list the things the bbc do well...

    - jake humphrey

    - no adverts

    - erm...

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:33

    Sadly it doesn't sound like that will happen because it's a relatively cheap way for the BBC to provide peak programming (F1, for example, usually isn't on at peak time, meaning it's a slot normally filled by cheaper and less prestigious shows).

    I don't think their football coverage is that cheap. Premiership highlights are costly

  • RG11/03/2011 at 20:33

    Sky Sports. I don't know if ESPN would run it non-stop even though you have to pay.

    I'm pretty sure ESPN ran the WRC live thingy without any adverts.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:34

    I'd rather they didn't continue their football coverage. Because it's practically none existent anyway.

    There would be uproar (again) if MotD was pulled.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:34

    if they could get rid of Jonathan Davies from the rugby while they were at it, my life would be complete

    I don't find him that bad.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:35

    we used to live stream a feed from brazil :)

    Back when I had analogue TV, we used to watch Germany's coverage during ad breaks. Germany had ads as well, but they hardly ever coincided with ITV, so we made do.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:35

    There would be uproar (again) if MotD was pulled.

    there would be if wimbledon was dropped

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:35

    I'm pretty sure ESPN ran the WRC live thingy without any adverts.

    ah ok

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:35

    it might be quicker to list the things the bbc do well...

    Doctor Who, news and F1.

    Short, sweet, simple list...

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:35

    it might be quicker to list the things the bbc do well...

    The 'this is Formula 1' intro followed by The Chain

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:36

    Back when I had analogue TV, we used to watch Germany's coverage during ad breaks. Germany had ads as well, but they hardly ever coincided with ITV, so we made do.

    I did that too.

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:37

    it might be quicker to list the things the bbc do well...

    - jake humphrey

    - no adverts

    - erm...

    Lee McKenzie? I do love that woman.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:37

    we're trying out the firefox 4 release candidate. anyone else game?

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/RC/

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 20:38

    we're trying out the firefox 4 release candidate. anyone else game?

    Will give it a bash.

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 20:39

    I'd rather they didn't continue their football coverage. Because it's practically none existent anyway.

    I'd rather they stop wasting money on useless moronic presenters like shearer and EJ who are paid bucketloads and know nothing...

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 20:40

    Lee McKenzie? I do love that woman.

    Me too ;)

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:40

    if they could get rid of Jonathan Davies from the rugby while they were at it, my life would be complete

    I don't find him that bad.

    I find Eddie delightful in comparison

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 20:40

    Back when I had analogue TV, we used to watch Germany's coverage during ad breaks. Germany had ads as well, but they hardly ever coincided with ITV, so we made do.

    Germany's ads were so long though!

  • RG11/03/2011 at 20:41

    I'd rather they stop wasting money on useless moronic presenters like shearer and EJ who are paid bucketloads and know nothing...

    I do believe they are loosely called 'pundits', whereas Shearer didn't have a clue who Ben Arfa was despite a perfect opportunity between the end of a match (5pm) to the start of MotD (10:30pm)...

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 20:41

    we're trying out the firefox 4 release candidate. anyone else game?

    Later

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:41

    I'm sure Sky wouldn't mind.

    Wouldn't it get in the way of their cricket, rugby, NASCAR and/or IRL programming?

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:42

    I'd rather they stop wasting money on useless moronic presenters like shearer and EJ who are paid bucketloads and know nothing...

    at least they're not Andy Gray

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 20:42

    Blimey. It's so chromey.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:42

    Blimey. It's so chromey.

    tab groups are fun.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:43

    Does that mean they'd show F1 on BBC3 or BBC4? Or Dave? I'm sure crazier ideas have been thought of. You never know.

    I meant for Wimbledon, where the mooted idea involves letting ITV or one of the other terrestrial channels show some of the matches.

  • RG11/03/2011 at 20:43

    Wouldn't it get in the way of their cricket, rugby, NASCAR and/or IRL programming?

    They've got 4 channels, there is very rarely a case when all four channels are being used for live sport.

    And hey, if it clashes with something like speedway, then I'm sure they can just chuck that on the red button #sulk

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 20:44

    Me too ;)

    She's lovely - sensible, knowledgeable, politically moderate (thinking back to the "women in F1" article she wrote a while ago)...awesome woman!

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:44

    I don't think their football coverage is that cheap. Premiership highlights are costly

    Compared to Strictly Come Dancing or Doctor Who, it is cheap.

    Whereas the programmes to be compared price-wise with F1 tend to be things like Cash in the Attic and The Politics Show...

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:46

    Whereas the programmes to be compared price-wise with F1 tend to be things like Cash in the Attic and The Politics Show...

    they could drop Cash in the Attic

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:46

    we're trying out the firefox 4 release candidate. anyone else game?

    Not until I've heard whether it slows computers down like crazy or not (that was my gripe with Firefox 3.6x).

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:47

    ...tend to be things like Cash in the Attic and The Politics Show...

    They should combine them in order to cut costs, Cash in the Second Home's Attic Extension

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:47

    they could drop Cash in the Attic

    The point is that Cash in the Attic is much, much cheaper than F1. If the BBC is cost-cutting, it would save millions by putting such shows on instead of F1.

    Whereas it would cost more to put Strictly Come Dancing on in the evening rather than the football they show instead.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:48

    Whereas it would cost more to put Strictly Come Dancing on in the evening rather than the football they show instead.

    the football isn't prime time either

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:48

    They should combine them in order to cut costs, Cash in the Second Home's Attic Extension

    I think that's the show's subtitle, given how expensive some of the homes are?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:48

    the football isn't prime time either

    Isn't it? I thought it was...

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:49

    I think that's the show's subtitle, given how expensive some of the homes are?

    I think my little finger's getting tired - I was aiming for the full stop, not the question mark...

  • Rubbergoat11/03/2011 at 20:49

    I do believe they are loosely called 'pundits', whereas Shearer didn't have a clue who Ben Arfa was despite a perfect opportunity between the end of a match (5pm) to the start of MotD (10:30pm)...

    Pundits are supposed to offer expertise and opinion - not just catchphrases and disdain.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:51

    Wouldn't it get in the way of their cricket, rugby, NASCAR and/or IRL programming?

    They have four channels.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:52

    And hey, if it clashes with something like speedway, then I'm sure they can just chuck that on the red button #sulk

    For me it wouldn't matter, since there's absolutely no way I'm going to be able to physically get Sky, even if I could afford it (the satellite at my house stops working in anything other than perfect weather conditions and nobody can be bothered to lay 1/4 mile of cable to serve 3 houses).

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:53

    Isn't it? I thought it was...

    results at about 5pm ish

    highlights at 10pm ish

    football focus before lunch

    highlights are the only costly programme

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:54

    They have four channels.

    I would have thought the shows would clash horribly if an unplanned competitor arrived, but I suppose RG is right that the red button could be used creatively in that situation. Someone's nose will probably be knocked out of joint, but if the right to not be on the red button wasn't confirmed, Sky's laughing.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:54

    highlights are the only costly programme

    so in summary. drop football highlights, keep wimbledon and sell f1 to sky?

    job done.

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 20:56

    so in summary. drop football highlights, keep wimbledon and sell f1 to sky?

    All that'll mean is some of us'll watch F1 races on live streaming websites. I can live with that, I suppose.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:57

    All that'll mean is some of us'll watch F1 races on live streaming websites. I can live with that, I suppose.

    same. and as a bonus, less of edie jordan.

    win/win?

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:57

    job done.

    well they could always do f1 from a studio :-D

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 20:58

    All that'll mean is some of us'll watch F1 races on live streaming websites. I can live with that, I suppose.

    Except for those of us whose broadband isn't up to it, who will be forced to not watch at all :(

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 20:58

    so in summary. drop football highlights, keep wimbledon and sell f1 to sky?

    sell coulthard and jordan to sky, do f1 program from studio

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 20:59

    sell coulthard and jordan to sky, do f1 program from studio

    happy with that.

  • Colin McBain11/03/2011 at 20:59

    Yep. Sounds like a plan.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 20:59

    well they could always do f1 from a studio :-D

    If they are desperate there are always the cheaper ways of doing things to be tried first

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 20:59

    Why don't they turn off tv overnight?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:00

    well they could always do f1 from a studio :-D

    Suppose that would cut down on the travelling staff count and it's not like the BBC hasn't done it before (see the 12th Aside With Joe for more details).

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 21:00

    If they are desperate there are always the cheaper ways of doing things to be tried first

    There seems plenty else they can ditch anyway. Surely they shouldn't have spent millions on a pointless move to Manchester

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 21:01

    Why don't they turn off tv overnight?

    oooh, interesting.

  • Lukeh11/03/2011 at 21:01

    Why don't they turn off tv overnight?

    bring back ceefax pages!

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 21:02

    oooh, interesting.

    There's only lame repeats, weird sign language or rolling news anyways... Might as well watch some iplayer if you're deperate.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:02

    sell coulthard and jordan to sky, do f1 program from studio

    How about have just Brundle and Hughes on the permanent commentary team, and get a different racing personality to help out each race (with the best ones getting invited back every so often)? It would keep everyone on their toes, add variety to the commentary and allow more flexibility while saving on staff costs. This would be especially attractive if the likes of Stewart and Chandhok were involved.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:03

    bring back ceefax pages!

    only have them for one more month :-(

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 21:03

    bring back ceefax pages!

    Why don't they just not broadcast? Must waste an awful lot of power nationwide?

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:03

    How about have just Brundle and Hughes on the permanent commentary team, and get a different racing personality to help out each race (with the best ones getting invited back every so often)? It would keep everyone on their toes, add variety to the commentary and allow more flexibility while saving on staff costs. This would be especially attractive if the likes of Stewart and Chandhok were involved.

    wasn't there talk of dropping the separate 5live commentary and using the same feed for both tv and radio?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:04

    Why don't they turn off tv overnight?

    There's a thought. Though Open University and the signing community would complain because there aren't really any good alternatives for them to watch substantial programmes (or, in the case of the signers, substantial programmes in their own language).

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:05

    wasn't there talk of dropping the separate 5live commentary and using the same feed for both tv and radio?

    That's going to be awkward - either the TV feed will assume nobody can see anything or the radio feed will assume everyone can. There's no way that will work in a fluid racing situation, even though everything is fine during practise.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 21:06

    wasn't there talk of dropping the separate 5live commentary and using the same feed for both tv and radio?

    there was, but we may have started that, based on no facts whatsoever.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:06

    There's only lame repeats, weird sign language or rolling news anyways... Might as well watch some iplayer if you're deperate.

    The rolling news is practically free for the BBC because they already do News 24, so it's just pressing a button for them in the same way Nightscreen involves pressing a button for ITV.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:07

    That's going to be awkward - either the TV feed will assume nobody can see anything or the radio feed will assume everyone can. .

    I've been under the impression that they already did

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:07

    there was, but we may have started that, based on no facts whatsoever.

    hehehe, okay

  • James11/03/2011 at 21:07

    There's only lame repeats, weird sign language or rolling news anyways... Might as well watch some iplayer if you're deperate.

    There was an idea I saw, that involved using BBC 2 for rolling news during the day scrapping all the daytime shows, until about 6pm.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 21:07

    That's going to be awkward - either the TV feed will assume nobody can see anything or the radio feed will assume everyone can. .

    I've been under the impression that they already did

    :) :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:08

    I've been under the impression that they already did

    The few I've heard didn't for the races (though the last time I listened to one was some time back - things may have changed).

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:09

    There was an idea I saw, that involved using BBC 2 for rolling news during the day scrapping all the daytime shows, until about 6pm.

    Interesting. Could get tricky at the weekend, but during the week that could make a lot of sense.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 21:09

    There was an idea I saw, that involved using BBC 2 for rolling news during the day scrapping all the daytime shows, until about 6pm.

    I think they should turn off TV during daytime except at weekends. And when I'm off work ill.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:09

    wouldn't it make more sense to drop iplayer before anything else?

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:10

    I think they should turn off TV during daytime except at weekends. And when I'm off work ill.

    the rubbish on during the day is the best thing in the government's armoury for getting people to want to go to work

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:10

    wouldn't it make more sense to drop iplayer before anything else?

    Considering it's about to be made a revenue-making item (albeit not likely to cover its costs for a while), no.

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 21:11

    wouldn't it make more sense to drop iplayer before anything else?

    No way

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:11

    Considering it's about to be made a revenue-making item (albeit not likely to cover its costs for a while), no.

    fair enough

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:12

    That's going to be awkward - either the TV feed will assume nobody can see anything or the radio feed will assume everyone can. .

    Supersport (the SA sports channel that carries our F1 coverage) has the 5Live feed as our practice and quali commentary and I actually prefer it to the main F1 commentary on Sundays. It's not *that* awkward.

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:14

    Supersport (the SA sports channel that carries our F1 coverage) has the 5Live feed as our practice and quali commentary and I actually prefer it to the main F1 commentary on Sundays. It's not *that* awkward.

    was that just Jonathan Legard?

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 21:14

    Supersport (the SA sports channel that carries our F1 coverage) has the 5Live feed as our practice and quali commentary and I actually prefer it to the main F1 commentary on Sundays. It's not *that* awkward.

    Many of us prefer it.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:14

    the rubbish on during the day is the best thing in the government's armoury for getting people to want to go to work

    Now there's an idea - make an five-hour "The Welfare System and You: Please Get or Make a Job" show and put it on every day, in 15-minute segments between rolling news updates. The idea of it being 5 hours in total is that the same show could be on every day until the government changes the system. That could work out barely any more expensive than straight rolling news and it could help get more people into work, thereby securing a better licence arrangement next time around. Win/win!

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:15

    was that just Jonathan Legard?

    No, it's always the full commentary team, including pit-lane reporters. We got the few weeks of Chandhok commentary as well (but nobody could understand why I was excited about it).

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:15

    Supersport (the SA sports channel that carries our F1 coverage) has the 5Live feed as our practice and quali commentary and I actually prefer it to the main F1 commentary on Sundays. It's not *that* awkward.

    Ooh, that's interesting - and good news :)

    In light of that, maybe have Brundle, Davidson, Hughes + 1 rotating "current paddock member" in the box?

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 21:16

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/hrt-launch-the-f111-in-barcelona

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:16

    In light of that, maybe have Brundle, Davidson, Hughes + 1 rotating "current paddock member" in the box?

    Karun Chandhok, anyone?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:17

    Karun Chandhok, anyone?

    Since he's a current paddock member, sometimes yes. Part of my idea was hoping to have a variety of voices, with the best ones getting invites back every so often.

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:19

    Since he's a current paddock member, sometimes yes. Part of my idea was hoping to have a variety of voices, with the best ones getting invites back every so often

    Is he really a current paddock member? Razia got the testing drive with Lotus, leaving Karun out in the cold.

    A variety of voices would be fun!

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 21:21

    Pingle: http://sidepodcast.com/post/an-aside-with-joe-you-cant-make-an-interesting-sport-without-good-characters-part-2

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:22

    Is he really a current paddock member? Razia got the testing drive with Lotus, leaving Karun out in the cold.

    He's on the list of reserve drivers at Lotus (which appears to be trying to compete with Ferrari for "most F1 drivers on the books"), so as far as I'm concerned he is ;)

  • RG11/03/2011 at 21:22

    Karun Chandhok, anyone?

    He's alright for 2-3 races, not sure I'd last with him all season.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:23

    He's alright for 2-3 races, not sure I'd last with him all season.

    You wouldn't have to. Maybe more like once every 7-10 races because different people would be providing their different perspectives and styles in the meantime.

  • RG11/03/2011 at 21:24

    You wouldn't have to. Maybe more like once every 7-10 races because different people would be providing their different perspectives and styles in the meantime.

    I didn't read the whole thing properly, sorry.

  • startledbunny11/03/2011 at 21:28

    Why don't they just not broadcast? Must waste an awful lot of power nationwide?

    bring back the national anthem at midnight before switching off

  • Pat W11/03/2011 at 21:29

    Is the site slow for anyone else? I'm getting a basic HTML stylesheet and really slow loading times.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 21:29

    Is the site slow for anyone else? I'm getting a basic HTML stylesheet and really slow loading times.

    Fine for me

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:31

    He's on the list of reserve drivers at Lotus (which appears to be trying to compete with Ferrari for "most F1 drivers on the books"), so as far as I'm concerned he is ;)

    Oh wow, I didn't know that! (Curse the slow internet in this country!) Does this spell a continuation of the Karuno twitpic bromance then?

    He's alright for 2-3 races, not sure I'd last with him all season.

    The accent is a bit startling when compared to the all-Brit team on 5Live, but he is delightfully knowledgeable.

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:32

    Is the site slow for anyone else? I'm getting a basic HTML stylesheet and really slow loading times

    Fine for me too (and I'm on a connection so slow that I sometimes wonder if it would be faster to walk to Europe and find out the news in person).

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:32

    Oh wow, I didn't know that! (Curse the slow internet in this country!) Does this spell a continuation of the Karuno twitpic bromance then?

    I believe so ;)

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 21:33

    Is the site slow for anyone else? I'm getting a basic HTML stylesheet and really slow loading times.

    all good here. how' f1 minute for you?

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 21:35

    all good here. how' f1 minute for you?

    Sidepodcast and F1 Minute working like a dream here. One of the other sites I visit has an internal server error, but I think that's their end, not mine or yours ;)

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 21:35

    I believe so ;)

    W00t! I do enjoy a sweet, innocent bromance!

  • startledbunny11/03/2011 at 21:39

    Is the site slow for anyone else? I'm getting a basic HTML stylesheet and really slow loading times.

    Working fine for me

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:45

    Is the site slow for anyone else? I'm getting a basic HTML stylesheet and really slow loading times.

    it's fine for me but this comment is no use to you now that you've completely lost contact with the site

  • Maverick11/03/2011 at 21:58

    a bath, a bottle of Pinot Noir and then bed is calling

    good night folks

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 21:59

    Night Maverick

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 21:59

    a bath, a bottle of Pinot Noir and then bed is calling

    Night.

  • startledbunny11/03/2011 at 21:59

    good night folks

    goodnight Maverick

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 22:00

    good night folks

    Goodnight!

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 22:00

    a bath, a bottle of Pinot Noir and then bed is calling

    Good night! Enjoy the pinot!

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 22:14

    Dear comments, should I spend £35 on aforementioned cooker? I feel like it's a sad point I've reached where £35 is too much for a whimsical spend :P

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 22:15

    Dear comments, should I spend £35 on aforementioned cooker? I feel like it's a sad point I've reached where £35 is too much for a whimsical spend :P

    I wouldn't, but we've already established that I hate them.

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 22:18

    Dear comments, should I spend £35 on aforementioned cooker? I feel like it's a sad point I've reached where £35 is too much for a whimsical spend :P

    View kitchen equipment as an investment. Then £35 is justifiable ;)

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 22:35

    Pingle: http://mrschristine.com/2011/03/11/garageband-on-the-ipad-music-on-the-move/

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 22:36

    There's a thought. Though Open University and the signing community would complain because there aren't really any good alternatives for them to watch substantial programmes (or, in the case of the signers, substantial programmes in their own language).

    The OU doesn't use the BBC to broadcast anything since the end of 2006.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 22:37

    The OU doesn't use the BBC to broadcast anything since the end of 2006.

    That makes things rather easier, then.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 22:39

    T-20 minutes till tonight's top secret rocket launch. High level winds are not good so it may have to stay on the ground where it is harder to be secretive what with all those TV cameras pointed at it.

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 22:40

    T-20 minutes till tonight's top secret rocket launch. High level winds are not good so it may have to stay on the ground where it is harder to be secretive what with all those TV cameras pointed at it.

    Can they see the internal components? Thought not. It's still as secret as Fred Goodwin's super injunction.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 22:43

    Can they see the internal components? Thought not. It's still as secret as Fred Goodwin's super injunction.

    Nope. The top secret satellite is inside a fairing that looks similar to the one that didn't open during the Glory launch earlier in the week. According to NASA it didn't open so it failed to make orbit. Failed to make orbit is NASA speak for saying it is somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and we have no idea where.

  • Mr C11/03/2011 at 22:45

    T-20 minutes till tonight's top secret rocket launch. High level winds are not good so it may have to stay on the ground where it is harder to be secretive what with all those TV cameras pointed at it.

    hehe

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 22:45

    Nope. The top secret satellite is inside a fairing that looks similar to the one that didn't open during the Glory launch earlier in the week. According to NASA it didn't open so it failed to make orbit. Failed to make orbit is NASA speak for saying it is somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and we have no idea where.

    Southern Pacific - somewhere in the Southern Pacific

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 22:46

    Southern Pacific - somewhere in the Southern Pacific

    That is way more precise than their first statement.

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 22:47

    That is way more precise than their first statement.

    Exactly, twice as accurate :)

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 22:48

    T-10 minutes

    http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d353/status.html

    Still has wind problems

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 22:48

    Exactly, twice as accurate :)

    They will probably find it in a couple of days if they keep narrowing it down at this rate

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 22:51

    They will probably find it in a couple of days if they keep narrowing it down at this rate

    :D

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:01

    This is a new one even for NASA. They are holding at T-5 minutes even though it should have launched by now. That happens occasionally but this time they have not reset the T zero or launch time. So technically it is due to launch in 5 minutes and is also due to launch 3 minutes ago.

  • Konstantin11/03/2011 at 23:04

    This is a new one even for NASA. They are holding at T-5 minutes even though it should have launched by now. That happens occasionally but this time they have not reset the T zero or launch time. So technically it is due to launch in 5 minutes and is also due to launch 3 minutes ago.

    Cool

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 23:06

    This is a new one even for NASA. They are holding at T-5 minutes even though it should have launched by now. That happens occasionally but this time they have not reset the T zero or launch time. So technically it is due to launch in 5 minutes and is also due to launch 3 minutes ago.

    Latest news is a new flight profile is being loaded to take account of the wind conditions.

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 23:08

    Hehehe granny has bitten the bullet. Healthy soupy food shall be mine :D

  • Bridget11/03/2011 at 23:10

    Hehehe granny has bitten the bullet. Healthy soupy food shall be mine :D

    Yay! Enjoy experimenting!

    I'm off to bath and sleep. G'night Sidepodders!

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:11

    Night Bridget

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 23:11

    I'm off to bath and sleep. G'night Sidepodders!

    Night :)

  • startledbunny11/03/2011 at 23:11

    I'm off to bath and sleep. G'night Sidepodders!

    night Bridget

  • Christine11/03/2011 at 23:18

    DailyMail alert: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1365429/Jenson-Buttons-girlfriend-Jessica-Michibata-caught-Japans-earthquake-devastation.html

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 23:19

    DailyMail alert: www.dailymail.co.…-devastation.html

    Does this go in the same file as the Alonso plane one?

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:24
  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:29

    T-9 minutes. Maybe

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 23:31

    T-9 minutes. Maybe

    They're going through the Go/No Go procedure now.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:34

    They're going through the Go/No Go procedure now.

    4 minutes.

    I think its going to fly

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:37

    T-1 minute

    All go for launch

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 23:39

    All go for launch

    Launch OK so far

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:39

    It launched and I missed it because the video stopped less than a minute before the launch. SFNow seems to stop the video occasionally

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:40

    Once the fairing opens they will cut the stream because it becomes top secret then

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 23:42

    Once the fairing opens they will cut the stream because it becomes top secret then

    Hehe. The video is amazingly good.

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 23:43

    I can't believe this. Apparently [url=http://twitter.com/adamcooperf1/status/46350989166518272]Hispania's dampers are still in customs[/url] and won't be out in time for it to do any running tomorrow :(

  • Alianora La Canta11/03/2011 at 23:43

    Arrgh - I've been putting too many posts on that there forum. Try again:

    I can't believe this. Apparently Hispania's dampers are still in customs and won't be out in time for it to do any running tomorrow :(

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 23:44

    I can't believe this. Apparently [url=http://twitter.com/adamcooperf1/status/46350989166518272]Hispania's dampers are still in customs[/url] and won't be out in time for it to do any running tomorrow :(

    You can't believe it because it's probably not true :P

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:44

    Hehe. The video is amazingly good.

    It was really good. Just like the shuttle landing.

    I wonder when the next top secret launch is

  • Andy Taylor11/03/2011 at 23:46

    It was really good. Just like the shuttle landing.

    I missed the touchdown because son #2 pressed pause just at the wrong moment. He's managed to buy an iPhone app in the past as well.

  • Steven Roy11/03/2011 at 23:48

    I missed the touchdown because son #2 pressed pause just at the wrong moment. He's managed to buy an iPhone app in the past as well.

    :D

  • Bassano11/03/2011 at 23:57

    Evening

  • Bassano11/03/2011 at 23:58

    The Adjustment Bureau was good but I miss the IMAX

    #Spoilt

  • Alison11/03/2011 at 23:58

    Hiiiii Bassano

  • startledbunny11/03/2011 at 23:59

    Evening

    evening Bassano

  • startledbunny12/03/2011 at 00:00

    I missed the touchdown because son #2 pressed pause just at the wrong moment. He's managed to buy an iPhone app in the past as well.

    my 3 yr old nephew seems to be able to play Cat Physics and control You Tube. Darn you Apple with your easy to use devices.

    http://yfrog.com/gz4izwwj

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:04

    What's been going on this evening and who is launching rockets tonight?

  • Alison12/03/2011 at 00:05

    What's been going on this evening and who is launching rockets tonight?

    Someone's launched essential HRT parts into space

  • startledbunny12/03/2011 at 00:05

    Someone's launched essential HRT parts into space

    Shhh, don't give Colin ideas ;)

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:07

    Someone's launched essential HRT parts into space

    O. K. then

  • Alianora La Canta12/03/2011 at 00:07

    Someone's launched essential HRT parts into space

    I heard Hispania were going with a sci-fi livery designer, but this is taking themed space stunts too far ;)

  • Alison12/03/2011 at 00:07

    O. K. then

    Hehehe they claim they're stuck at customs but I think my version is just as likely...

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:09

    Twitter is weird.

    I used the word cleanse and within an hour I'm being followed by @ThMasterCleanse who is extolling the virtues of a lemonade diet.

    Nothing but home made lemonade or water for TEN DAYS!

    Crazy people

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:09

    Hehehe they claim they're stuck at customs but I think my version is just as likely...

    I agree

    So will GMM by the morning :)

  • Alison12/03/2011 at 00:09

    Crazy people

    Mmmm aciddddd

  • startledbunny12/03/2011 at 00:10

    Crazy people

    Doing nothing on Twitter, got me 2 followers, both of which are into facial surgery. What are they trying to say?

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:12

    Doing nothing on Twitter, got me 2 followers, both of which are into facial surgery. What are they trying to say?

    Maybe there's a 'startled bunny' on the surgery menu

    "A Startled Bunny please and a Kidman nose"

  • startledbunny12/03/2011 at 00:15

    "A Startled Bunny please and a Kidman nose"

    Or just asking for "beast of wildenstein" would get you better results, sort of.

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:15

    Or just asking for "beast of wildenstein" would get you better results, sort of.

    Possibly :)

  • Alianora La Canta12/03/2011 at 00:19

    Doing nothing on Twitter, got me 2 followers, both of which are into facial surgery. What are they trying to say?

    They're trying to say they have lousy "targeted-marketing" follow-bots...

  • startledbunny12/03/2011 at 00:27

    They're trying to say they have lousy "targeted-marketing" follow-bots...

    there are "follow-bots"? new one on me.

  • Alianora La Canta12/03/2011 at 00:30

    there are "follow-bots"? new one on me.

    There have been follow-bots since pretty much when I joined in September 2009, possibly earlier. Twitter's had programming that's meant to automatically remove them for ages but the programmers keep getting "cleverer".

  • Bassano12/03/2011 at 00:42

    there are "follow-bots"? new one on me.

    They are the spawn of spam bots

  • startledbunny12/03/2011 at 00:44

    They are the spawn of spam bots

    i haven't checked them out, i was trying to restore my ipod back from nearly bricking it this morning trying to install ios4.3

  • Christine12/03/2011 at 01:38

    Daily ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-12th-march-2011