A new week and more F1 racing to look forward to. Hopefully the rain will actually occur during the race this time, instead of after it. Actually, if volcanic ash gets rained on track, it may literally spice things up. Not that it is going to happen in reality, but one can always hope. As for today's bulletpoints:

  • A brilliant guest post by Steven Roy on dangerous innovations and what F1 is not doing about it.
  • Christine's rankings are up. I particularly admire a certain Spanish octopus driver. Maybe that's why his thumbs had to be insured? She has also posted on Franck's 2nd place at SPA. Is he becoming an after-thought when compared to Mitch?
  • Jake Humphrey has updated his blog. He brings up motorhomes, which leads to:
  • Mercedes has decided that they like living in a box instead of thinking out of one. No wonder that they chose to pander to the old rather than change for the new.
  • Meanwhile, said old driver is getting bad reviews from Jenson Button. Even Schumi's manager is slamming him, although he later backtracks by being ridiculous.
  • Moving on to another German driver, Sebastian was apparently told to give up on the Spanish race by Red Bull. I am now certain that RBR does not have what it takes to win the constructor's championship.
  • Alonso has started the mind games, and Jenson calls him out on it. I am counting down till when sparks fly in both teams.
  • F1 is being called out for being less soap-opera-ish. I don't like Max Mosley, but I'll be delighted to have Jean Todt back at Ferrari.
  • Following up on Mr. C's comment, I've done some searching and discovered that on 11th May 2008 Felipe won at his favourite circuit; 11th May 1997 was when Schumi was still dominant and won by a 53-second margin; 11th May 1986 saw a perfect race by eventual WDC Alain Prost; and on 11th May 1975 Niki Lauda won Ferrari's 1st Monaco GP in 20 years. Christine does her own version albeit 3 days late.
  • The Sidepodcast gang has been busy: Gavin's driver consistency post for Barcelona should provide some good reading, and I am looking forward to Pat's new blog.
  • I post on 'Ayrton versus Prost', both the book and the rivalry. And please try out my game if you haven't yet done so. It isn't all that wonderful yet, so comments would be awesome.
  • Lastly, here is a belated happy birthday to Nick Heidfeld. Although his chances of getting a drive with Mercedes seems a little slimmer now, I (among many others) prefer him so much more than that oldie.

That's all for today. If you have any 11th May event to share, please do guest post. Otherwise, the comments page is waiting for you. ;)

848 responses

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:12

    hey brand new day

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:13

    Maybe that's why his thumbs had to be insured?

    :D

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:13

    Jon!!! I should be refusing to advise you by the way!!! You gave me very bad advice last night. I'm now officially in a huff with you all.

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:14

    Maybe that's why his thumbs had to be insured?

    :D

    genius :)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:14

    Jon!!! I should be refusing to advise you by the way!!! You gave me very bad advice last night. I'm now officially in a huff with you all.

    What did i do now?

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:16

    What did i do now?

    I should have kept Nick's present. I blame you entirely!

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:17

    so.. Mr C, i hear you're interested in a dslr with video... tell me more :)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:17

    I should have kept Nick's present. I blame you entirely!

    2 questions;

    1) what was his present?

    2) why should you have kept it?

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:17

    Great daily Marilene

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:19

    Jon!!! I should be refusing to advise you by the way!!! You gave me very bad advice last night. I'm now officially in a huff with you all.

    You said that was my fault and it was his

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:19

    so.. Mr C, i hear you're interested in a dslr with video... tell me more :)

    hehehe. i very much lou, i'm so glad you asked.

    basically, dslr's will likely kill off traditionally video cameras for semi-pros, because they offer way more choice at a much better price. canon are leading the field.

    did you hear the last episode of house was filmed entirely with canon dslr's? an international HD tv show.

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:19

    1) what was his present?

    2) why should you have kept it?

    I was going to keep it because he was asleep. You and Steven made me give it to him!! I'm not telling you what it was because I've had enough ridicule already :(

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:19

    I should have kept Nick's present. I blame you entirely!

    What was it and who gives/throws away presents?

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:19

    You said that was my fault and it was his

    BOTH OF YOU!!!

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:20

    BOTH OF YOU!!!

    talk about a blame culture

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:20

    I was going to keep it because he was asleep. You and Steven made me give it to him!! I'm not telling you what it was because I've had enough ridicule already :(

    Nonononono. I said that you keeping it (for good) because he was on a different time zone and needed sleep, wasnt a good enough reason to keep it!

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:21

    talk about a blame culture

    I seem to have a habit of really REALLY annoying her without really doing anything. It's mighty impressive

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:21

    did you hear the last episode of house was filmed entirely with canon dslr's? an international HD tv show.

    I read that, very interesting

    My photographer pal reckons HD footage will be the source for "pics" soon enough

    That was a big debate!

  • MarileneRiddle10/05/2010 at 23:22

    genius :)

    Great daily Marilene

    Thank you. Although dailies do tend to write themselves. ;)

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:22

    1) what was his present?

    2) why should you have kept it?

    His present was a moral point apparently

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:22

    hehehe. i very much lou, i'm so glad you asked.

    :D

    basically, dslr's will likely kill off traditionally video cameras for semi-pros, because they offer way more choice at a much better price. canon are leading the field.

    but, as a photographer what's the point in paying a bit more for a camera with video... when you wont use the video?.. plus isn't it a bit of a battery drain?

    did you hear the last episode of house was filmed entirely with canon dslr's? an international HD tv show.

    noo i didn't hear that, very interesting, i'll let Canon fuss around with video and things, and i'll hope that Nikon don't bother too much :P i much prefer my simple Nikon :)

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:23

    His present was a moral point apparently

    Hahaha something like that. You know what he gets like though.... After I offered it to him, he didn't want it anymore. He's like a toddler!

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:24

    Hahaha something like that. You know what he gets like though.... After I offered it to him, he didn't want it anymore. He's like a toddler!

    I'm still not sure what I've done wrong

    hm

  • Pat W10/05/2010 at 23:24

    I had a play with the other blog and it has a new theme which I think makes it easier to read. http://toomuchracing.com/

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:25

    but, as a photographer what's the point in paying a bit more for a camera with video... when you wont use the video?.. plus isn't it a bit of a battery drain?


    as someone who takes pictures and makes videos, it suits me better.

    noo i didn't hear that, very interesting, i'll let Canon fuss around with video and things, and i'll hope that Nikon don't bother too much :P i much prefer my simple Nikon :)

    erm... http://www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09073007nikond300s.asp

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:26

    Thank you. Although dailies do tend to write themselves. ;)

    now you're making them sound easy!

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:27

    I read that, very interesting

    My photographer pal reckons HD footage will be the source for "pics" soon enough

    That was a big debate!

    i agree with him. have you seen the video tab on the sidepodcast homepage? the still is a picture taken from a hd video.

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:27

    I'm still not sure what I've done wrong

    You told me to give it to him. All you've done is encourage him to be (more) childish!!!

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:28

    You told me to give it to him.

    talk about being easily led.

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:28

    as someone who takes pictures and makes videos, it suits me better.

    fair enough :)

    erm... http://www.dpr...9073007nikond300s.asp

    oh dammit. *cradles 5 year old lovely simple dslr*

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:28

    You told me to give it to him. All you've done is encourage him to be (more) childish!!!

    No I didn't, never did I say* "you must give it to him" I said that you shouldnt keep hold of it, whatever IT is

    *if i did say that its not what i meant :D

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:29

    erm... http://www.dpr...9073007nikond300s.asp

    I lent him my D40 and tried to let him make his own mind up

    I think it's too late, he played with a Canon in store and liked it

    He tends to pick the opposite to the advice of friends, I don't know why I haven't tried reverse psychology yet :)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:29

    You told me to give it to him.

    talk about being easily led.

    following the instructions of a 19 year old, error

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:31

    I read that, very interesting

    My photographer pal reckons HD footage will be the source for "pics" soon enough

    That was a big debate!

    i can see that happening sadly :(

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:31

    No I didn't, never did I say* "you must give it to him" I said that you shouldnt keep hold of it, whatever IT is

    There are only two options. I have it or he does. This is no middleground. You saying I shouldn't keep it, is the same as saying I have to give it.

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:31

    following the instructions of a 19 year old, error

    I'm only 21

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:32

    There are only two options. I have it or he does. This is no middleground. You saying I shouldn't keep it, is the same as saying I have to give it.

    I have no idea what IT is. You wanted to give it to him originally, so i blame you.

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:32

    I'm only 21

    error

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:32

    sidepodcast homepage? the still is a picture taken from a hd video.I have and to some extent I agree

    For me, it depends on your needs

    I think a still will still be have more artistic merit and will be in demand, albeit niche

    I have friends who still use Polaroids for certain situations

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:33

    I have no idea what IT is. You wanted to give it to him originally, so i blame you.

    You'd only laugh. I don't trust you anymore....

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:34

    Format fail

    Mr C: I'll create an iPad Doohickey list on the wiki for you, sorry

    Switching threads confuses it, I think

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:34

    I think a still will still be have more artistic merit and will be in demand, albeit niche

    I have friends who still use Polaroids for certain situations

    of course. but that wasn't the debate was it? if the question is "will they?", answer is yes. is if the question is "is that bad?", i'd say it depends.

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:34

    You'd only laugh. I don't trust you anymore....

    Did you ever? :D

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:34

    I'm only 21

    error

    You think I don't know my own age?

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:34

    Mr C: I'll create an iPad Doohickey list on the wiki for you, sorry

    Switching threads confuses it, I think

    more than the iphone?

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:34

    You'd only laugh. I don't trust you anymore....

    Tell me then. I promise not to tell Jon

    #confidential

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:35

    Tell me then. I promise not to tell Jon

    You're worse :(

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:36

    You're worse :(

    How? I am helpful. Ask Lou

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:36

    You're worse :(

    wooohooo

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:36

    of course. but that wasn't the debate was it? if the question is "will they?", answer is yes. is if the question is "is that bad?", i'd say it depends.

    Agreed

    It will happen, better pics will come from stills - on the whole

    Video will capture stuff that a photo never will, fractions of a second can totally change a story

  • MarileneRiddle10/05/2010 at 23:37

    You'd only laugh. I don't trust you anymore....

    Tell me then. I promise not to tell Jon

    #confidential

    Guys are such gossips. Ignore them Allison.

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:38

    Guys are such gossips. Ignore them Allison.

    I don't know why I put up with it...

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:38

    How? I am helpful. Ask Lou

    tis true... although i'm not actually sure what you're all talking about...

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:38

    tis true... although i'm not actually sure what you're all talking about...

    To be honest, i dont think anyone knows whats going on

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:38

    I don't know why I put up with it...

    :) the girls of spc will also try give advice if needed ;)

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:39

    more than the iphone?

    I don't know if it's magnifying an issue or if it's unique

    As it's so much easier to switch threads it's become very apparent

    Have got the 'cannot post in this thread' message when I'm in the correct thread. Several times' usually after switching between Dailies and back

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:39

    tis true... although i'm not actually sure what you're all talking about...

    To be honest, i dont think anyone knows whats going on

    I have absolutely no idea other than it is Jon's fault I am getting blamed

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:40

    I have absolutely no idea other than it is Jon's fault I am getting blamed

    I'm happy to take the blame if I get told what im being blamed for

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:40

    I have absolutely no idea other than it is Jon's fault I am getting blamed

    don't you remember #blamesteven

    .. i'm sure even Mr C remembers that hashtag :)

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:40

    I have absolutely no idea other than it is Jon's fault I am getting blamed

    Steven, anything being your fault is NOT new :)

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:41

    I don't know why I put up with it...

    Ahh, you love us really. We're lovely. Well... I am anyway ;)

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:41

    I'm happy to take the blame if I get told what im being blamed for

    Giving awful advice! You even called me mean....

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:42

    Giving awful advice! You even called me mean....

    You said that you were going to not give him something because he had to sleep, i would say thats mean

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:42

    You said that you were going to not give him something because he had to sleep, i would say thats mean

    I sense we've been over this before.... :P

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:42

    yaaaaayyyy!!!! i just replied to my uni offers :) i can now stop worrying about ucas till august! :) choices made.. just need to get the grades now :)

    *weight = lifted* :)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:43

    I sense we've been over this before.... :P

    You're mean then :P

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:43

    Have got the 'cannot post in this thread' message when I'm in the correct thread. Several times' usually after switching between Dailies and back

    odd. won't be able to fix until have one, unless i can repeat in the simulator, shall look into it, ta.

    having said that, we have to make the doohickey read-only for non-daily and non-live threads soon, or i'll shoot someone.

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:44

    yaaaaayyyy!!!! i just replied to my uni offers :) i can now stop worrying about ucas till august! :) choices made.. just need to get the grades now :)

    YAY

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:44

    yaaaaayyyy!!!! i just replied to my uni offers :) i can now stop worrying about ucas till august! :) choices made.. just need to get the grades now :)

    YAY

    seconded. go lou

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:44

    yaaaaayyyy!!!! i just replied to my uni offers :) i can now stop worrying about ucas till august! :) choices made.. just need to get the grades now :)

    I hope you didn't take anyone's shoddy advice!!! :P

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:45

    YAY

    :D :D is it wrong that the biggest worry on my mind at this exact moment is that i still haven't got a dress for our leavers ball in a few weeks..

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:45

    :D :D is it wrong that the biggest worry on my mind at this exact moment is that i still haven't got a dress for our leavers ball in a few weeks..

    It is great that you can worry about that

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:46

    Lou: I hear there was a danger that Lukeh had a potential schedule clash with the Jonsi gig that has now been averted

    Problem notification and solution in one tweet :)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:46

    :D :D is it wrong that the biggest worry on my mind at this exact moment is that i still haven't got a dress for our leavers ball in a few weeks..

    i hear thats "a big thing"

    #lovesbeingaguy

  • Pat W10/05/2010 at 23:46

    odd. won't be able to fix until have one, unless i can repeat in the simulator, shall look into it, ta.

    *visions of you strapping in to a big simulator*

    having said that, we have to make the doohickey read-only for non-daily and non-live threads soon, or i'll shoot someone.

    Gavin: duck :)

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:46

    I hope you didn't take anyone's shoddy advice!!! :P

    hehe i'll blame steven if it all goes wrong :P

    hehe I'm just happy a good university likes me :)

  • Pat W10/05/2010 at 23:46

    yaaaaayyyy!!!! i just replied to my uni offers :) i can now stop worrying about ucas till august! :) choices made.. just need to get the grades now :)

    *weight = lifted* :)

    well done

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:47

    :D :D is it wrong that the biggest worry on my mind at this exact moment is that i still haven't got a dress for our leavers ball in a few weeks..

    Bluewater visit with Emily

    #SoberShopping

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:48

    having said that, we have to make the doohickey read-only for non-daily and non-live threads soon, or i'll shoot someone.

    Gavin: duck :)

    i didn't mention any names ;)

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:48

    Lou: I hear there was a danger that Lukeh had a potential schedule clash with the Jonsi gig that has now been averted

    oh yeah, last week he was worried his dissertation presentation would be on the same day or something.. he had a 1/5 chance of it being anyway. Today he found out is the day before Jonsi, so all is good.

    Problem notification and solution in one tweet :)

    :)

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:49

    Bluewater visit with Emily

    #SoberShopping

    I'm useless as shopping with other people.. i may need to get on a train to Canterbury Thursday after school and go on a mission. Bluewater is scary busy over a weekend.

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:50

    i hear thats "a big thing"

    i hate dresses... absolutely hate them... i'm going to be sooooo grumpy when i go shopping for one..

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:50

    Hoorah! a w/e response asking for a cv. this is positive

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:50

    i didn't mention any names ;)

    Tardy Comment Trawlers beware

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:50

    i hate dresses... absolutely hate them... i'm going to be sooooo grumpy when i go shopping for one..

    Let me come with you???? :D :D :D

    Or you could buy a dress for me? That's also an option!!!

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:50

    i hate dresses... absolutely hate them... i'm going to be sooooo grumpy when i go shopping for one..

    Wear something else then

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:51

    i hate dresses... absolutely hate them... i'm going to be sooooo grumpy when i go shopping for one..

    Internet shopping is the way forward

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:51

    i hate dresses... absolutely hate them... i'm going to be sooooo grumpy when i go shopping for one..

    Make a day of it with fun at the end but a friend who'll give you honest advice on a purchase like that is invaluable

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:51

    Tardy Comment Trawlers beware

    i'm just as much to blame. i think it'll make a lot of sense. you see all comments, and if they're on an unusual thread you have to got to that thread.

    in return, we'll loose the post content from doohickey.

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:51

    Let me come with you???? :D :D :D

    come down to kent over the weekend and i will happily let you help me choose a dress! (if you can put up with a grumpy lou)

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:51

    Internet shopping is the way forward

    No. I'm sorry. Not for a dress. Unless you want a dress that doesn't fasten or something equally bad.

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:52

    No. I'm sorry. Not for a dress. Unless you want a dress that doesn't fasten or something equally bad.

    Noooo, you choose some you like on internet and then go and try them on.

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:52

    Internet shopping is the way forward

    noooooooo! if i'm going to buy a dress i want to know it looks okay and fits alright before i buy it, not after.

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:52

    i hate dresses... absolutely hate them... i'm going to be sooooo grumpy when i go shopping for one..

    Have you considered a bold 1920's Gangster 3 piece suit with spats?

    #BeDifferent

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:53

    Internet shopping is the way forward

    Not for ball gowns... I reckon ;)

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:53

    Noooo, you choose some you like on internet and then go and try them on.

    This is not timesaving. Most of the issue is that things look nice on the hanger, you try them on and suddenly they're hideous!

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:53

    Have you considered a bold 1920's Gangster 3 piece suit with spats?

    #BeDifferent

    :D Em want's to go as a Darlek.. i think that shows our reluctance to go to this ball. However there is a champagne reception and free wine on the table so it might be a fun evening :)

  • MarileneRiddle10/05/2010 at 23:54

    Internet shopping is the way forward

    Not for ball gowns... I reckon ;)

    Not for clothes period. Unless you like really non-fitting ones.

  • Pat W10/05/2010 at 23:54

    Have you considered a bold 1920's Gangster 3 piece suit with spats?

    #BeDifferent

    Spatz was that ITV kids show set in a burger bar

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:55

    :D Em want's to go as a Darlek.. i think that shows our reluctance to go to this ball. However there is a champagne reception and free wine on the table so it might be a fun evening :)

    Both of those sound fantastic!

    Especially a drunk Dalek

  • Steven Roy10/05/2010 at 23:55

    :D Em want's to go as a Darlek.. i think that shows our reluctance to go to this ball. However there is a champagne reception and free wine on the table so it might be a fun evening :)

    Both go as daleks and use the head plunger thing as a straw

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:55

    This is not timesaving. Most of the issue is that things look nice on the hanger, you try them on and suddenly they're hideous!

    pshh, ive bought my other half a dress online before, it fitted and looked awesome, she loved it, and not just in a "ive got to smile because atleast you've tried" kind of way

  • me10/05/2010 at 23:55

    Both go as daleks and use the head plunger thing as a straw

    :)

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:56

    Spatz was that ITV kids show set in a buhttp://www.google.co.uk/images?q=spats&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&resnum=3&source=og&sa=N&tab=firger bar

  • MarileneRiddle10/05/2010 at 23:56

    This is not timesaving. Most of the issue is that things look nice on the hanger, you try them on and suddenly they're hideous!

    pshh, ive bought my other half a dress online before, it fitted and looked awesome, she loved it, and not just in a "ive got to smile because atleast you've tried" kind of way

    I really don't mean to be mean but...

    #badadvicealert

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:56

    pshh, ive bought my other half a dress online before, it fitted and looked awesome, she loved it, and not just in a "ive got to smile because atleast you've tried" kind of way

    Weird. Normal people don't have experiences like this.

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:56

    Weird. Normal people don't have experiences like this.

    so i hear

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:57

    pshh, ive bought my other half a dress online before, it fitted and looked awesome, she loved it, and not just in a "ive got to smile because atleast you've tried" kind of way

    So you think ;)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:57

    I really don't mean to be mean but...

    #badadvicealert

    worked for meee

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:57

    So you think ;)

    My thoughts exactly :D

  • lou10/05/2010 at 23:57

    This is not timesaving. Most of the issue is that things look nice on the hanger, you try them on and suddenly they're hideous!

    i'm not a fan of shopping :(.. if we go somewhere like bluewater i end up spending waaay too long in the apple store.. or near the makeup and hardly any time looking at clothes i need :)

  • Jon Waldock10/05/2010 at 23:58

    So you think ;)

    My thoughts exactly :D

    oi! she loved it (she's a bad liar) and her friends all said how much they liked it (and they didnt know i'd bought it!)

    meanies

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:58

    meanies

    I'm sure it was gorgeous. You got lucky :)

  • Alison10/05/2010 at 23:59

    I'm sure it was gorgeous. You got lucky :)

    So lucky.

  • Bassano10/05/2010 at 23:59

    i'm not a fan of shopping :(.. if we go somewhere like bluewater i end up spending waaay too long in the apple store.. or near the makeup and hardly any time looking at clothes i need :)

    What about hiring a vintage dress?

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 00:00

    So lucky.

    Orrrr, I know what she likes?

  • lou11/05/2010 at 00:00

    What about hiring a vintage dress?

    i might need to do that...

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:01

    :D Em want's to go as a Darlek.. i think that shows our reluctance to go to this ball. However there is a champagne reception and free wine on the table so it might be a fun evening :)

    Westcountry Dalek.

    Exterminate, get off moi laaaand,

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:01

    Orrrr, I know what she likes?

    It's not about liking it really though. It's just that lots of things don't fit properly. Sadly people don't come in one of 6 standard sizes.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:01

    What about hiring a vintage dress?

    Or hiring full-stop

    You can get a killer designer label for the same price as a purchase and a neutra,l knowledgeable person to point you in the right direction

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:01

    I think this wine went to my head

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 00:02

    I think this wine went to my head

    I discovered Jacques cider last week, a bottle of cider the size of a wine bottle.

    That went to my head!

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:02

    Or hiring full-stop

    You can get a killer designer label for the same price as a purchase and a neutra,l knowledgeable person to point you in the right direction

    How often are you ever going to wear one you buy again?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:02

    Or hiring full-stop

    You can get a killer designer label for the same price as a purchase and a neutra,l knowledgeable person to point you in the right direction

    Is that a sentence in your head?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:02

    Hiring is an amazing idea though. You can get something properly stunning!

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:02

    How often are you ever going to wear one you buy again?

    Exactly

    Wedding dress makers only make so much cash on sales through sentimentality

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:03

    Is that a sentence in your head?

    Yes apart from the typo comma

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:03

    I think this wine went to my head

    I discovered Jacques cider last week, a bottle of cider the size of a wine bottle.

    That went to my head!

    Cider often does. I thought Jacques was a girl's drink but I'm not really in the loop

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:03

    That went to my head!

    Amateurs ;)

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 00:03

    Cider often does. I thought Jacques was a girl's drink but I'm not really in the loop

    Yeah i think it is a bit, very nice though

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:04

    Is that a sentence in your head?

    Post production punctuation errors

    #SackTheIntern

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:04

    That went to my head!

    Amateurs ;)

    Sometimes I can have a lot and sometimes I can't, may be related to food intake... today I only had a bit of pasta as I've been stuffing my face all weekend

  • lou11/05/2010 at 00:05

    Hiring is an amazing idea though. You can get something properly stunning!

    it's soo much fuss for one evening.. lol

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:05

    Wedding dress makers only make so much cash on sales through sentimentality

    And they say romance is dead....

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:05

    Sometimes I can have a lot and sometimes I can't, may be related to food intake... today I only had a bit of pasta as I've been stuffing my face all weekend

    Food, mood, weather

    There are so many variables

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:05

    it's soo much fuss for one evening.. lol

    If it's for more than once, you're better off buying though :P

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:06

    And they say romance is dead....

    Why don't women hire a dress that would ordinarily cost 5 times as much to buy, if it makes them look and feel better on the day?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:07

    Why don't women hire a dress that would ordinarily cost 5 times as much to buy, if it makes them look and feel better on the day?

    I know. I just thought the way you put it was funny :D

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:08

    If it's for more than once, you're better off buying though :P

    Katie Price's first wedding dress must've been really expensive

    I've assumed already that it was in no way, nice ;)

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:09

    I know. I just thought the way you put it was funny :D

    It's Mr C's fault. He broke iPad Doohickey ;)

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:11

    Random thought: does anyone else think that William Hague sounds really drunk every time he speaks?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:11

    It's Mr C's fault. He broke iPad Doohickey ;)

    And your romantic side? Did Mr C break that too?

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 00:12

    Random thought: does anyone else think that William Hague sounds really drunk every time he speaks?

    Be nice about William! I love him and want him to be PM.

    #thingsishouldnevereversay

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:12

    Random thought: does anyone else think that William Hague sounds really drunk every time he speaks?

    Sounds robotic but not drunk

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:13

    Random thought: does anyone else think that William Hague sounds really drunk every time he speaks?

    I prefer to be drunk before I listen to William Hague.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:13

    Be nice about William! I love him and want him to be PM.

    He had his chance didn't he? Has anyone ever been party leader more than once?

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 00:13

    I prefer to be drunk before I listen to William Hague.

    hmpf.

    sleep for me, MSA Academy bed time reading for me tonight....lets just say i shant be awake for long :P night

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 00:14

    He had his chance didn't he? Has anyone ever been party leader more than once?

    #unmensionables

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:14

    Random thought: does anyone else think that William Hague sounds really drunk every time he speaks?

    Strongly recommend steering away from politics

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:14

    sleep for me, MSA Academy bed time reading for me tonight....lets just say i shant be awake for long :P night

    Night

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:15

    sleep for me, MSA Academy bed time reading for me tonight....lets just say i shant be awake for long :P night

    have fun, night

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:15

    And your romantic side? Did Mr C break that too?

    I have a romantic side

    I also have logic

    Killer Dress on the day & in photo > Very nice dress in wardrobe

    IMHO

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:15

    I prefer to be drunk before I listen to William Hague.

    Agreed

    :)

    #SorryJon

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:16

    Killer Dress on the day & in photo > Very nice dress in wardrobe

    IMHO

    Can I watch you have this discussion with a woman please? I think it would be really funny.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:16

    Night Jon

    Please report your dreamage tomorrow

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:22

    Can I watch you have this discussion with a woman please? I think it would be really funny.

    Been there, was fine. It's the ladies choice, that's just my thinking on the matter

    I tend to kick it with people of similar mindset which, I guess, is why I find myself more single than not

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:24

    I tend to kick it with people of similar mindset which, I guess, is why I find myself more single than not

    :(

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:24

    The Gordon Brown career profiles have obviously been very well prepared

    It's like an obituary

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:25

    It is really silly though. Like what on earth are you going to do with it afterwards...? Two of my friends shared one. That seemed sensible to me.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:25

    I tend to kick it with people of similar mindset which, I guess, is why I find myself more single than not

    :(

    Sad but true

    I don't like to settle

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:26

    It is really silly though. Like what on earth are you going to do with it afterwards...? Two of my friends shared one. That seemed sensible to me.

    See, logically that makes sense but you know that everyone else will compare who looked better [in private]

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:26

    It is really silly though. Like what on earth are you going to do with it afterwards...? Two of my friends shared one. That seemed sensible to me.

    Did one go in then meet the other one in the toilet and give her the dress for 20 minutes?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:27

    Did one go in then meet the other one in the toilet and give her the dress for 20 minutes?

    We're assuming that Alison doesn't have Siamese Friends

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 00:28

    I agree with bassano

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:29

    I agree with bassano

    Thanks Amy

    On what?

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:29

    I agree with bassano

    That Alison has siamese friends?

  • lou11/05/2010 at 00:29

    okay, bed time for me. night all! xx

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:30

    That Alison has siamese friends?

    :lol:

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:30

    okay, bed time for me. night all! xx

    Night Lou

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:30

    okay, bed time for me. night all! xx

    Night Lou

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:30

    Sad but true

    I don't like to settle

    I was going to say does anyone. Sadly I realised I spent a good 20 minutes today having an argument about a lamp with my boyfriend....

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:31

    I was going to say does anyone. Sadly I realised I spent a good 20 minutes today having an argument about a lamp with my boyfriend....

    Learning to compromise is tiring but necessary

    Settling is another issue entirely, no one wins

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:32

    I was going to say does anyone. Sadly I realised I spent a good 20 minutes today having an argument about a lamp with my boyfriend....

    We all know he was wrong

    #LawOfAverages

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 00:34

    That pretty pictures are better than an unworn dress in the wardrobe.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 00:34

    okay, bed time for me. night all! xx

    Night - and I'm heading too, see ya

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:35

    We all know he was wrong

    #LawOfAverages

    :D

    I tried to tell him he'd be less wrong if he started less arguments. I'm not sure he was convinced....

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:36

    I tried to tell him he'd be less wrong if he started less arguments. I'm not sure he was convinced....

    By this I clearly mean fewer arguments! I think it's contagious.

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 00:37

    I tried to tell him he'd be less wrong if he started less arguments. I'm not sure he was convinced....

    By this I clearly mean fewer arguments! I think it's contagious.

    I was going to point that out but I didn't want to start an argument ;)

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:39

    I tried to tell him he'd be less wrong if he started less arguments. I'm not sure he was convinced....

    Don't tell him I said this but you know he just likes the debate?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:39

    Night Pat

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:40

    That pretty pictures are better than an unworn dress in the wardrobe.

    Specifically, I think a dress worn once that looks better is more valuable than one that is moth fodder

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:41

    By this I clearly mean fewer arguments! I think it's contagious.

    I used to have a decent command of the English language too

    The Internet stolez it

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:44

    Don't tell him I said this but you know he just likes the debate?

    No kidding :)

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:46

    Don't tell him I said this but you know he just likes the debate?

    No kidding :)

    Once you figure out that someone is naturally contrary, it becomes easier

    I'm guessing it becomes harder if you're in a relationship with them

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:47

    Once you figure out that someone is naturally contrary, it becomes easier

    I'm guessing it becomes harder if you're in a relationship with them

    Errr yeah... We're both very childish!

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:48

    Amy: am replying to Pamela

    No worries

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:48

    Errr yeah... We're both very childish!

    I'm not sure it's childish but I kinda know what you mean

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:50

    I'm not sure it's childish but I kinda know what you mean

    What about changing your mind about wanting things when someone offers them to you? I'm sure that's toddler logic :P

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:56

    What about changing your mind about wanting things when someone offers them to you? I'm sure that's toddler logic :P

    Any Man who doesn't realise and acknowledge a woman's right to do so is just asking for trouble

    That's not mean, it's just life

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 00:57

    Awww no I'm being mean. Life is good.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:58

    Just heard the news

    RIP Lena Horne

    Beautiful talent that graced this earth

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 00:59

    Awww no I'm being mean. Life is good.

    Don't tell Steven but we need to nudge him soon on a SidepodScotland update

    #Confidential

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:02

    Don't tell Steven but we need to nudge him soon on a SidepodScotland update

    #Confidential

    Ah yes. Sadly I'm not actually planning on living so close to Scotland from about a month's time....

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:12

    Just heard the news

    RIP Lena Horne

    From Sesame Street to Noel Coward

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:13

    Ah yes. Sadly I'm not actually planning on living so close to Scotland from about a month's time....

    Weekend At Steven's 2: Steven Goes South

    It's a prequel

    #Confidential

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:14

    Weekend At Steven's 2: Steven Goes South

    It's a prequel

    #Confidential

    I think we should turn up at his house. I'm sure he'd let us in.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:16

    I think we should turn up at his house. I'm sure he'd let us in.

    Well, now you've blown it, I thought we were being #confidential

    How's Wednesday?

    #StrictlyConfidential

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:17

    How's Wednesday?

    #StrictlyConfidential

    Sadly I'm busy

    #conspiracy

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:23

    Well, once I've convinced Mr C to make the SPC wiki mobile Safari friendly, I was thinking about turning up at Loch Roy and shouting: STEVEN!!!!

    Cos, that'd work

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:24

    Well, once I've convinced Mr C to make the SPC wiki mobile Safari friendly, I was thinking about turning up at Loch Roy and shouting: STEVEN!!!!

    Cos, that'd work

    Ooooooh I'm good at that!

    STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVEN!!!!!!

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:25

    How's Wednesday?

    #StrictlyConfidential

    Tomorrow?

    Otherwise it's the weekend of the 22/23rd

    #SoConfidentialYourLifeIsAtRisk

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:26

    Ooooooh I'm good at that!

    No, I mean actually in his home town :)

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:26

    Otherwise it's the weekend of the 22/23rd

    #SoConfidentialYourLifeIsAtRisk

    Ah yeah I'm moving house that weekend. It's probably not the best day for stalking Steven

    #confidential

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:27

    Ah yeah I'm moving house that weekend. It's probably not the best day for stalking Steven

    #confidential

    Wouldn't it be easier if you packed him

    I think he'd need food, Irn Bru and a mobile device

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:28

    Ah yeah I'm moving house that weekend. It's probably not the best day for stalking Steven

    #confidential

    So

    a) you found somewhere

    b) where is it

    c) well done

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:29

    Ah yeah I'm moving house that weekend. It's probably not the best day for stalking Steven

    #confidential

    You know he's lurking, of course?

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 01:30

    Woo hoo i told Pamela you wouldn't mind :D

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:30

    So

    a) you found somewhere

    b) where is it

    c) well done

    I've not found somewhere permanent. I've got somewhere that's warm, clean and cheap that I can rent with a week's notice when I want to leave to move somewhere nicer.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:31

    Woo hoo i told Pamela you wouldn't mind :D

    I did warn her about the dangers of knowing my alter ego

    Her life is in your hands

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:32

    Moving counties?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:33

    Moving counties?

    Oh erm sorry. Back to Liverpool yeah :D

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:35

    Oh erm sorry. Back to Liverpool yeah :D

    I think you mentioned that

    Closer to Scotland than I

    #NoExcuseForSidepodScotlandFounders

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:36

    I think you mentioned that

    Closer to Scotland than I

    #NoExcuseForSidepodScotlandFounders

    Whatever :P

    I presume I still have to come up here to speak to family members...

    It's really not me holding up the parade!!

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:37

    Steven, when you've stopped lurking:

    Alison and I would like an update on SidepodScotland please

    Before/After Spa?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:37

    Whatever :P

    I presume I still have to come up here to speak to family members...

    It's really not me holding up the parade!!

    I won't tell if you don't

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:39

    I travelled the world and missed SidepodOpportunities, I've no allusions that this can work ;)

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:40

    I travelled the world and missed SidepodOpportunities, I've no allusions that this can work ;)

    I had nightmares that Nick would forget to pick me up at the airport. Does that count?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:42

    I travelled the world and missed SidepodOpportunities, I've no allusions that this can work ;)

    *Illusions*

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:45

    I had nightmares that Nick would forget to pick me up at the airport. Does that count?

    :)

    No, that's normal

    I went to Sydney for a week [for Valentine's Day] and my GF slept in and was an hour late in picking me up at the airport

    It was only her Dad getting up for work that saved the day

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:48

    I went to Sydney for a week [for Valentine's Day] and my GF slept in and was an hour late in picking me up at the airport

    It was only her Dad getting up for work that saved the day

    Oh dear. Please never tell me about that again. I might never leave the house.

    I just remember the hassle we had with meeting me at a tube station :P

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:51

    I just remember the hassle we had with meeting me at a tube station :P

    You don't inspire me with confidence in SPS

    I'm finding a pub and then head-pinging Steven

    I'll send you a Pigeon ;)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:51

    Well, once I've convinced Mr C to make the SPC wiki mobile Safari friendly, I was thinking about turning up at Loch Roy and shouting: STEVEN!!!!

    Cos, that'd work

    http://uk.autold.com/map-l2873.html

    Hope this helps

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:52

    Steven, when you've stopped lurking:

    Alison and I would like an update on SidepodScotland please

    Before/After Spa?

    It's going to have to be after Spa for me

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:53

    It's going to have to be after Spa for me

    We can't have SPS without you though. You're the only one that lives there :P

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:53

    Hope this helps

    Not iPad friendly

    I knew you were lurking

    I was hoping there wouldn't actually be a Loch Roy

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:55

    I knew you were lurking

    I was hoping there wouldn't actually be a Loch Roy

    I wasn't lurking I was playing a stupid football game and losing

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:55

    It's going to have to be after Spa for me

    Fair enough

    Is SidePodDublin out of the question?

    Early June

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:55

    I knew you were lurking

    I was hoping there wouldn't actually be a Loch Roy

    There is also a Glen Roy and a Brae Roy on that map

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 01:56

    There is also a Glen Roy and a Brae Roy on that map

    I saw the "Roy Lodge" I can only presume that's your house.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:56

    I wasn't lurking I was playing a stupid football game and losing

    Knew you would comment trawl too

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:56

    Fair enough

    Is SidePodDublin out of the question?

    Is for me but Mr and Mrs C had a plan to visit Eddie Irvine's bar a while ago so maybe you could volunteer them

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:56

    I saw the "Roy Lodge" I can only presume that's your house.

    Whissst laddie

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:56

    I saw the "Roy Lodge" I can only presume that's your house.

    Damn. Hoped you wouldn't see that. It's the family estate

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:57

    Is for me but Mr and Mrs C had a plan to visit Eddie Irvine's bar a while ago so maybe you could volunteer them

    He has a pub in Dub, not the South?

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:57

    Knew you would comment trawl too

    I only scanned a few. Normally I don't any more. I don't even search for my name in comments now. I treat the doohickey as a real time thing and if I miss something when I am not here so be it

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:58

    He has a pub in Dub, not the South?

    No idea

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:58

    Is for me but Mr and Mrs C had a plan to visit Eddie Irvine's bar a while ago so maybe you could volunteer them

    You think Christine's gonna let Mr C step into a bar with me again?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 01:59

    He has a pub in Dub, not the South?

    *North*

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 01:59

    You think Christine's gonna let Mr C step into a bar with me again?

    She has her A-Z and this qualifies for E, I or whatever letter its name starts with

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:00

    You think Christine's gonna let Mr C step into a bar with me again?

    *In Ireland*

    It's like my Krypton!

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:00

    A family friend inherited a lovely house in Ireland. I really should start trying to persuade Nick to go on holiday there.... I think if I start pestering now, we might make it about summer 2012

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:01

    It's called Cocoon and is in Dublin

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:02

    It's called Cocoon and is in Dublin

    And it closed last year

    http://www.simplyweddings.com/wedding/Newsworthy/General/content/Cocoon-Eddie-Irvines-Bar-Set-To-Close-THIS-Saturday/3543.htm

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:04

    Irvine's from Newtownards, County Down

    And I've love this quote:

    “But at the end of the day, I’m Irish. I mean, I’ve got a British passport, but if you’re from Ireland, north or south, you’re Irish. And ‘British’ is. . . such a nondescript thing, isn’t it?”

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:05

    And it closed last year

    That's never stopped an Irish pub in the past

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:05

    “But at the end of the day, I’m Irish. I mean, I’ve got a British passport, but if you’re from Ireland, north or south, you’re Irish. And ‘British’ is. . . such a nondescript thing, isn’t it?”

    Errrrm yeah I might tread carefully on that front....

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:06

    “But at the end of the day, I’m Irish. I mean, I’ve got a British passport, but if you’re from Ireland, north or south, you’re Irish. And ‘British’ is. . . such a nondescript thing, isn’t it?”

    I understand that comment

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:06

    Errrrm yeah I might tread carefully on that front....

    Get in with both feer

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:07

    Get in with both feer

    feet

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:07

    A family friend inherited a lovely house in Ireland. I really should start trying to persuade Nick to go on holiday there.... I think if I start pestering now, we might make it about summer 2012

    He's too English not to get beaten up

    Unless you convince everyone he's a mute Celt

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:08

    He's too English not to get beaten up

    Unless you convince everyone he's a mute Celt

    I don't think he's gonna go along with that.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:08

    Errrrm yeah I might tread carefully on that front....

    You're in good company

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:09

    I understand that comment

    Same

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:10

    I understand that comment

    Same

    It makes sense. I just think that's a very controversial statement to some :P

    My parents are Glaswegian. I've managed to sidestep many a fight on this topic!

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:12

    My parents are Glaswegian. I've managed to sidestep many a fight on this topic!

    They are from Glasgow and you avoid fights??? Was the milkman from Edinburgh?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:13

    It makes sense. I just think that's a very controversial statement to some :P

    Agreed

    I think that a passport is just a document that makes airports easier, it doesn't define me

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:14

    They are from Glasgow and you avoid fights??? Was the milkman from Edinburgh?

    Obviously, Alison's family are not from Paisley

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:18

    Obviously, Alison's family are not from Paisley

    However did you guess....

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:20

    On a less political note

    Who will take out Sutil at Monaco next week? It's a tradition now, isn't it?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:20

    On a less political note

    Who will take out Sutil at Monaco next week? It's a tradition now, isn't it?

    I vote Shumacher.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:21

    However did you guess....

    I could comment but it probably would be stereotypical and unfamily-friendly ;)

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:22

    I vote Shumacher.

    Does it not have to be a Finn?

    Maybe Kimi will get drunk and storm the track after watching Iron Man 2

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:23

    Does it not have to be a Finn?

    Maybe Kimi will get drunk and storm the track after watching Iron Man 2

    Iron Man is particularly rousing?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:23

    Maybe Kimi will get drunk and storm the track after watching Iron Man 2

    That one has a limited audience :(

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:24

    Iron Man is particularly rousing?

    There's a Monaco track invasion that results in car destruction in Iron Man 2

    Something about Mickey Rourke's surgeon I think

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:28

    There's a Monaco track invasion that results in car destruction in Iron Man 2

    Something about Mickey Rourke's surgeon I think

    Ah. It's not really my cup of tea.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:29

    Iron Man is particularly rousing?

    There's a Monaco track invasion that results in car destruction in Iron Man 2

    Something about Mickey Rourke's surgeon I think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj_SjCxOy94 Possible spoilers but also Scarlett Johansson so is probably worth it

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:29

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=Xj_SjCxOy94 Possible spoilers but also Scarlett Johansson so is probably worth it

    The film's rubbish anyways so....

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:32

    Ah. It's not really my cup of tea.

    I can also recommend Kick-Ass but not for our younger commenters & lurkers

    To balance this I've have downloaded , Kafka, Melville & Joyce onto the iBook app

    [thank you Project Gutenberg]

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 02:32

    I read somewhere today that Virgin has a new poker sponsor and they are bringing some of the world's best poker players to races. Given how many drivers play poker there may be a few empty seats on the grid as the top poker pros could take the chance to liberate a lot of money

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:33

    The film's rubbish anyways so....

    I disagree, Transformers is rubbish. IM is quality escapism

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:34

    I disagree, Transformers is rubbish. IM is quality escapism

    Have you seen this one though?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:35

    I read somewhere today that Virgin has a new poker sponsor and they are bringing some of the world's best poker players to races. Given how many drivers play poker there may be a few empty seats on the grid as the top poker pros could take the chance to liberate a lot of money

    Not a Monaco exploitation at all, no honestly

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:35

    Have you seen this one though?

    IM2, yes. Last week

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:35

    IM2, yes. Last week

    And you liked it?

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:36

    Have you seen this one though?

    IM2, yes. Last week

    I thought it was good but still suffered from 2nd album syndrome

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:37

    I just cringe when he cuddles the lady wearing his suit.... Like that must be so unpleasant for everyone!

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:37

    And you liked it?

    Scarlett kicking butt was enough for me [sorry]

    #StillBetterThanMichaelBayFilms

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:38

    Also when I hear Iron Man, I can't help but think of the book which has nothing to do with this at all.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:39

    I just cringe when he cuddles the lady wearing his suit.... Like that must be so unpleasant for everyone!

    It was funny and the dialogue afterwards made the scene

    I really think director John Favreaux got the mix right

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:40

    Also that must have been the gayest fight scene ever.... I really can't get over that.

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:40

    Also when I hear Iron Man, I can't help but think of the book which has nothing to do with this at all.

    The detail is in the "The"

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:41

    Also when I hear Iron Man, I can't help but think of the book which has nothing to do with this at all.

    I keep thinking of The Cardigan's cover of Iron Man

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:48

    I keep thinking of The Cardigan's cover of Iron Man

    This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRUZiR81_L0&feature=youtube_gdata [The Cardigans] vs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2u3r_pOrwA&feature=youtube_gdata [Ozzy]

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:55

    I keep thinking of The Cardigan's cover of Iron Man

    I'm guessing only Pat W will appreciate that one

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 02:56

    I'm guessing only Pat W will appreciate that one

    Yeah see I hadn't heard the song before.... I was probably about 12 when that came out #sorry

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 02:58

    Yeah see I hadn't heard the song before.... I was probably about 12 when that came out #sorry

    S'alright, it was quite obscure, being a B-side before they were chart-famous an'all

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 03:02

    S'alright, it was quite obscure, being a B-side before they were chart-famous an'all

    The Cardigans, I mean

    They also did a great loungey version of "The Boys Are Back In Town" though I can't find a sample of it

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 03:03

    Yeah see I hadn't heard the song before.... I was probably about 12 when that came out #sorry

    I wasn't born before Hendrix's peak but I still think he's a God amongst men

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 03:04

    I wasn't born before Hendrix's peak but I still think he's a God amongst men

    Yeah but that's not like Cardigan's B-sides....

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 03:06

    Yeah but that's not like Cardigan's B-sides....

    Cardigan's B-Sides of Black Sabbath Tunes

  • Bassano11/05/2010 at 03:10

    Well, despite there being no work tomorrow

    I think the 4 o'clock rule still applies

    I should probably go to bed

    Night folks

  • Lady Snowcat11/05/2010 at 07:29

    Just back from Barce...

    Biggest excitement was Sam Bird's GP2 drives...

    Great stuff Sam...

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 08:15

    Biggest excitement was Sam Bird's GP2 drives...

    Did he win?

  • Jeremy11/05/2010 at 08:23

    Biggest excitement was Sam Bird's GP2 drives...

    not Lewis crashing? :P

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 08:25

    not Lewis crashing? :P

    :D

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 08:45

    having said that, we have to make the doohickey read-only for non-daily and non-live threads soon, or i'll shoot someone.

    Gavin: duck :)

    i didn't mention any names ;)

    Aww :( I have got better lately - and I am certainly not the only one. I don't think you should make daily threads read-only as that goes against the point of the doohickey.

    The problem I have is that now that the doohickey displays the whole post, I tend to have a window open with the 'Quick Comment' button at the top - because once I have read the post I rarely need to see it again. To me, this recent change has made it harder to use, but I know I am the minority here and that I am particularly singled out for getting it wrong. Maybe that's fair and I should know better because I am a regular here.

    It's not for absent-mindedness that I get it wrong. I just think it could be made easier - perhaps if we could minimise the post or have a reminder text next to the quick comment button? I like using doohickey as it's the most portable and compatible commenting system. If you really want to do the read-only thing, could you perhaps implement some of the 'click to quote' functions back into the 'Ye Olde' pages - as that would give me an incentive to use that method (which I have been trying to do). Or perhaps we could have the option to undo - like we used to in 'Ye Olde'... so that I can easily correct my mistake rather than have you guys go through and change them later?

    I'd appreciate that rather than being made to feel a bit dumb for getting it wrong all the time that we be constructive about this and use me as a guinea-pig for any ideas for implementation. I don't like getting it wrong as much as you guys don't and I'll be most happy to help, even if it's just a discussion on how I could do it better.

    Does anyone else have any tips or tricks on how they make sure they stay in the right thread?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 08:48

    Does anyone else have any tips or tricks on how they make sure they stay in the right thread?

    Personally, I stay away from the quick comment button.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 08:49

    Does anyone else have any tips or tricks on how they make sure they stay in the right thread?

    Personally, I stay away from the quick comment button.

    That might be the best idea for me. It's certainly how I get it wrong - I just put in a quick comment and next thing I know, it's in the wrong thread :(

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 08:54

    My sister wants to know how she can send email notifications out automatically when she updates her private blog (it's blogger I think). Can anyone help out here?

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 08:59

    I asked Crofty what was he asking Martin Whitmarsh in that weird photo last night, and he responded (http://twitter.com/CroftyF1/status/13775399858)

    I'm not sure but that's a great photo

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 09:01

    I keep thinking of The Cardigan's cover of Iron Man

    I'm guessing only Pat W will appreciate that one

    I'm not sure I've heard it actually... will listen when I get home..

    Morning all

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:02

    Morning all.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:03

    Morning all.

    Morning Pat and Lukeh :)

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:04

    Morning all.

    Good morning. :)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 09:07

    The problem I have is that now that the doohickey displays the whole post, I tend to have a window open with the 'Quick Comment' button at the top - because once I have read the post I rarely need to see it again. To me, this recent change has made it harder to use, but I know I am the minority here and that I am particularly singled out for getting it wrong. Maybe that's fair and I should know better because I am a regular here.

    Was only joking..

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:09

    The problem I have is that now that the doohickey displays the whole post, I tend to have a window open with the 'Quick Comment' button at the top - because once I have read the post I rarely need to see it again. To me, this recent change has made it harder to use, but I know I am the minority here and that I am particularly singled out for getting it wrong. Maybe that's fair and I should know better because I am a regular here.

    Was only joking..

    I know - but it is a problem I have and I would like to figure out how to get better at it - because I don't want to annoy everyone by getting it wrong all the time.

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:11

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

    Why not just take a second before you hit post to check the thread?

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 09:11

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

    I found I was using it too quickly and making assumptions about where it was at a given time..

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:12

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

    Why not just take a second before you hit post to check the thread?

    Because I wrongly assume I am in the right one I suppose?

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:12

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

    I found I was using it too quickly and making assumptions about where it was at a given time..

    I think that's what I am doing TBH.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:13

    Because I wrongly assume I am in the right one I suppose?

    Yup. And so to fix it, if you know you're not hitting reply but using the quick comment button instead, just take a second to scroll up and glance at the post. Problem solved.

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:14

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

    I tend to use '/livecommenting' rather than '/realtime' doohickey. It is just more structured so you are less likely to be in the wrong thread.

  • James11/05/2010 at 09:15

    I tend to use '/livecommenting' rather than '/realtime' doohickey. It is just more structured so you are less likely to be in the wrong thread.

    LCLT doesn't get enough love :D

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:16

    What I don't understand is that I consider myself good with IT - I can fix computers, I taught myself how to use MS Office, and I'm generally IT-Savvy. Yet the Doohickey always throws me a curveball :(

    I tend to use '/livecommenting' rather than '/realtime' doohickey. It is just more structured so you are less likely to be in the wrong thread.

    I only use LCLT for Live sessions. I much prefer Doohickey, but I could switch to Dailies if a quick quoting mechanism was implemented...

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:16

    I tend to use '/livecommenting' rather than '/realtime' doohickey. It is just more structured so you are less likely to be in the wrong thread.

    Also a good plan. I think I use realtime for the daily post, and rarely change it. If something live is on, I open up live commenting, and if it's on another post, I click through to ye olde.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:17

    I only use LCLT for Live sessions. I much prefer Doohickey, but I could switch to Dailies if a quick quoting mechanism was implemented...

    We have been pondering click to quote in ye olde posts but it's unlikely to work. If you're scanning down the list of comments and randomly clicking, you'll get to the bottom and find a box full of blockquotes.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:17

    Because I wrongly assume I am in the right one I suppose?

    Yup. And so to fix it, if you know you're not hitting reply but using the quick comment button instead, just take a second to scroll up and glance at the post. Problem solved.

    Hmm. Not feeling terribly smart right now TBH!

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:17

    Also a good plan. I think I use realtime for the daily post, and rarely change it. If something live is on, I open up live commenting, and if it's on another post, I click through to ye olde.

    Making full use of all the SPC facilities! ;)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 09:18

    I think that's what I am doing TBH.

    I think because it updates so quickly it fools you into thinking you have to post right.that.second. It did me anyway

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:18

    I only use LCLT for Live sessions. I much prefer Doohickey, but I could switch to Dailies if a quick quoting mechanism was implemented...

    We have been pondering click to quote in ye olde posts but it's unlikely to work. If you're scanning down the list of comments and randomly clicking, you'll get to the bottom and find a box full of blockquotes.

    Very true. However LCLT doesn't work too well on old browsers for heavily-commented posts, which means I can't use it between 8am-4pm :(

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:18

    Hmm. Not feeling terribly smart right now TBH!

    It's not about being smart, it's about habit.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:19

    Very true. However LCLT doesn't work too well on old browsers for heavily-commented posts, which means I can't use it between 8am-4pm :(

    Ah. I don't know about that stuff.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:23

    Making full use of all the SPC facilities! ;)

    Just like to keep Mr C on his toes :)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 09:28

    Hmm. Not feeling terribly smart right now TBH!

    It's not about being smart, it's about habit.

    That makes me feel a little better. I'm going to try and not use the quick comment button from now on and see what happens...

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:38

    Looks like the Bridgestone bosses in F1 are trying to stay in the sport

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83520

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:39

    Looks like the Bridgestone bosses in F1 are trying to stay in the sport

    Tyre war!

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:41

    Tyre war!

    I can't wait. Please happen!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 09:45

    Looks like the Bridgestone bosses in F1 are trying to stay in the sport

    Tyre war!

    *throws stack of Bridgestones*

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:45

    *throws stack of Bridgestones*

    I poked a Bridgestone tyre at Goodwood. It's very tough, I wouldn't mess with those things.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:46

    I poked a Bridgestone tyre at Goodwood. It's very tough, I wouldn't mess with those things.

    That would make for an awesome t-shirt

    "I poked a Bridgestone tyre at goodwood and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:48

    "I poked a Bridgestone tyre at goodwood and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

    :D Bridgestone merchendise?

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:49

    :D Bridgestone merchendise?

    Definitely a missed opportunity. :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 09:50

    Even Schumi's manager is slamming him, although he later backtracks by being ridiculous. {Original entry}

    I thought Michael managed himself these days, in which case Willi can only benefit by down-talking him in favour of, say, Nico Hulkenburg?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:52

    Now, we all know I am not one for diving in the archives, but still, Mike Garth, who we talked about in this show: http://sidepodcast.com/2009/02/01/episode-92-fit-to-race/ is doing one of those crazy things for charity, so it's worth sponsoring if you have a penny or two.

    http://twitter.com/mikegarth/status/13778966138

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 09:52

    I've done some searching and discovered that on 11th May 2008 Felipe won at his favourite circuit {Original entry}

    I'm unlikely ever to forget that date, largely because Fisi completed a three-year run of first-corner accidents by redefining the word "overtaking"...

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:53

    I thought Michael managed himself these days, in which case Willi can only benefit by down-talking him in favour of, say, Nico Hulkenburg?

    I don't think Weber was ever a true manager for Schumi. Schumi seems too controlled.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:53

    I'm unlikely ever to forget that date, largely because Fisi completed a three-year run of first-corner accidents by redefining the word "overtaking"...

    Three years in a row at the same track?

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 09:56

    Three years in a row at the same track?

    Every time Felipe won there I think.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:56

    Now, we all know I am not one for diving in the archives, but still, Mike Garth, who we talked about in this show: http://sidepod...isode-92-fit-to-race/ is doing one of those crazy things for charity, so it's worth sponsoring if you have a penny or two.

    Ooh, awesome.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 09:57

    Every time Felipe won there I think.

    That sounds like an On This Day guest post if ever I heard one!

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 09:57

    yaaaaayyyy!!!! i just replied to my uni offers :) i can now stop worrying about ucas till august! :) choices made.. just need to get the grades now :)

    *weight = lifted* :) {Comment #65}

    Excellent news :) You will do absolutely fine and get into somewhere you like if I know you at all :)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 09:58

    I have a very annoying feeling today where I feel there is something I need to do but I don't know what.

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 09:59

    I don't think Weber was ever a true manager for Schumi. Schumi seems too controlled. {Comment #337}

    Webber used to do all Schumi's management for him, but I think Schumi did learn how to manage himself at a faster rate than most drivers. By the end of his first stint in F1, I think you were right that Schumi was basically doing his own management. Which would explain why he arranged the second stint by himself.

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:02

    ... Schumi did learn how to manage himself at a faster rate than most drivers.

    True. I think Sebastian V. has always managed himself. Is there anyone else?

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 10:02

    Three years in a row at the same track? {Comment #338}

    2006, 2007 and 2008 (though only the last one resulted in a DNF). He and the BBC crew had quite the laugh about it in last year's Turkish qualifying build-up.

    I'll sort out the guest post after I've done my blog entry (because if I don't start doing the engine/gearbox updates now they won't be done in time for first practise at Monaco). Though I may come to regret ever mentioning this because even as a Tifisi I have trouble coming up with a decent justification for this run of collisions...

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:04

    I'll sort out the guest post after I've done my blog entry (because if I don't start doing the engine/gearbox updates now they won't be done in time for first practise at Monaco).

    Woo! Thank you :)

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 10:04

    True. I think Sebastian V. has always managed himself. Is there anyone else? {Comment #345}

    Rubens Barrichello has managed himself since 2005 - he arranged his own Honda contract and as far as I know hasn't had a manager since.

    Mark Webber would have managed himself this year if Flavio Briatore's ban had stuck. Lewis Hamilton currently doesn't have a manager but is looking for one.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:05

    I have a very annoying feeling today where I feel there is something I need to do but I don't know what.

    Is it to go to Greggs?

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:07

    Mark Webber would have managed himself this year if Flavio Briatore's ban had stuck. Lewis Hamilton currently doesn't have a manager but is looking for one.

    Mark should be fine with or without Flavio. But Hamilton better find someone, fast.

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:07

    Aww :( I have got better lately - and I am certainly not the only one.

    yeah, but we've also stopped making breakouts.

    I don't think you should make daily threads read-only as that goes against the point of the doohickey.

    i'm not making daily threads read only, i'm making non-daily posts read only.

    doohickey is flawed and it needs fixing. it's no-ones fault that mistakes happen other than the person who designed it.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 10:08

    Is it to go to Greggs?

    Possibly, that is a part of the puzle but perhaps not the grand scheme of my empty day :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:09

    I only use LCLT for Live sessions. I much prefer Doohickey, but I could switch to Dailies if a quick quoting mechanism was implemented...

    it's coming, and i reckon the solution will blow your away. give me a few more weeks of no f1 news and it'll be up.

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:11

    Now, we all know I am not one for diving in the archives, but still, Mike Garth, who we talked about in this show: http://sidepod...isode-92-fit-to-race/ is doing one of those crazy things for charity, so it's worth sponsoring if you have a penny or two.

    http://twitter...th/status/13778966138

    he's mental! :)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:12

    Looks like the Bridgestone bosses in F1 are trying to stay in the sport

    Tyre war!

    BREAK OUT THE KUMHOOOO!!!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:12

    i'm not making daily threads read only, i'm making non-daily posts read only.

    In the doohickey?

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:12

    *throws stack of Bridgestones*

    I poked a Bridgestone tyre at Goodwood. It's very tough, I wouldn't mess with those things.

    Did it feel like hard plastic?

    Even Go Kart tyres get sticky and warm eh!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 10:12

    Thanks to Marilene for plugging my new blog so quickly in the Daily :) For those that missed it last night or don't read the post, I made a new personal blog.

    I also changed the theme of the other one because I preferred the layout and improved readbility, even if it still a bit cluttered.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 10:13

    it's coming, and i reckon the solution will blow your away. give me a few more weeks of no f1 news and it'll be up.

    Oooooooh its like a film trailer!

    Coming soon to a browser near you.... in a world where live commenting is at the forefront of conversations... one individual, with no name and just a panda suit, is about to turn live commenting upside down...

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 10:13

    Did it feel like hard plastic?

    It didn't feel as bouncy as I hoped. Disappointing times were had.

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:14

    i'm not making daily threads read only, i'm making non-daily posts read only.

    In the doohickey?

    yeah, non-daily/non-live. so comments for steven's post, or your franck post will be seen, but the reply button disabled. shouldn't affect giggles or any of the race posts.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 10:15

    Sauber revised car looks a lot more reliable and faster

    http://tweetphoto.com/21976140

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:15

    Thanks to Marilene for plugging my new blog so quickly in the Daily :)

    No problem. All I ask for is updates and nice posts. ;)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:16

    I don't think you should make daily threads read-only as that goes against the point of the doohickey.

    i'm not making daily threads read only, i'm making non-daily posts read only.

    Sorry that was a typo on my part.

    I shall clarify my point by saying I don't think that you should make any threads read-only when accessed from the doohickey as it seriously limits the functionality

    doohickey is flawed and it needs fixing. it's no-ones fault that mistakes happen other than the person who designed it.

    I disagree. Doohickey is a brilliant tool that is unrivalled by many other different solutions from websites who have a lot more money and resources than you do. You should be proud of it and want to make it better rather than risk restriciting it.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:16

    Thanks to Marilene for plugging my new blog so quickly in the Daily :) For those that missed it last night or don't read the post, I made a new personal blog.

    I also changed the theme of the other one because I preferred the layout and improved readbility, even if it still a bit cluttered.

    I approve of the new theme BTW ;)

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:16

    Sauber revised car looks a lot more reliable and faster

    http://tweetphoto.com/21976140

    Ooooh. Looks pretty. :D

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:17

    I shall clarify my point by saying I don't think that you should make any threads read-only when accessed from the doohickey as it seriously limits the functionality

    i know. but the current functionality is broken.

    I disagree. Doohickey is a brilliant tool that is unrivalled by many other different solutions from websites who have a lot more money and resources than you do. You should be proud of it and want to make it better rather than risk restriciting it.

    it makes me angry and it makes me want to remove it altogther.

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:19

    it makes me angry and it makes me want to remove it altogther.

    woah. Don't be rash. It isn't perfect but it isn't that bad either.

  • JOS11/05/2010 at 10:19

    Hi,

    Have the podcasts stopped? didn't get any over the Spanish GP weekend. I checked itunes and hte last one was an aside with joe from 24 April. (apart from the redbull video).

    Is it itunes or just me. I tried catching up at sidepodcast.com but can't find them there either.

    John

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:21

    it makes me angry and it makes me want to remove it altogther.

    Take a step back and look at the Live Commenting solutions here. While others use Facebook or IRC chat, you guys have made bespoke solutions that work excellently. I can't see why that makes you angry when you should be proud of what you guys have done here...

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:21

    woah. Don't be rash. It isn't perfect but it isn't that bad either.

    it makes me not want to blog.

    if you sit down and blog for an hour, you know you'll spend the next six yelling at people (and yourself) for being in the wrong place.

    moving / cleaning up comments sucks.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 10:24

    No problem. All I ask for is updates and nice posts. ;)

    Will try..

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 10:24

    I approve of the new theme BTW ;)

    Ah good, ta :)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:25

    Sauber revised car looks a lot more reliable and faster

    http://tweetphoto.com/21976140

    That looks like an old-fashioned solution!

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:25

    moving / cleaning up comments sucks.

    Get us to help then?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:26

    Is it itunes or just me. I tried catching up at sidepodcast.com but can't find them there either.

    John

    Hi John,

    More information here: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/10/downshifting/

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:27

    woah. Don't be rash. It isn't perfect but it isn't that bad either.

    It's not rash, he's been saying that for a long time.

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 10:28

    Progress update: I've done the engine update for my blog, so now I can start the guest post.

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:30

    moving / cleaning up comments sucks.

    Get us to help then?

    have tried that to a point, it will just create more comments.

    say you post in the wrong place and then move it. the first thing you do will be to say "oops, posted that wrong". or what happens if people quote you before you've moved it. you then can't move theirs.

    to me, it makes more sense to prevent it in the first place. and given that 99% of comments happen on either one of two threads, i really can't see this being a problem.

    you'll still see comments come in, you just have to make an additional conscious step to reply.

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:30

    It's not rash, he's been saying that for a long time.

    tis true. it's not a huge coincidence that the doohickey has fallen way behind the rest of the site redesign too.

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 10:31

    you'll still see comments come in, you just have to make an additional conscious step to reply.

    I like this idea a lot :)

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:31

    Progress update: I've done the engine update for my blog, so now I can start the guest post.

    Petrov is really easy on his engines, isn't he? Renault seems more reliable than Ferrari this year.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 10:31

    I'm heading off for a little bit into that crazy place known as the outside world, see you all later.

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:32

    It's not rash, he's been saying that for a long time.

    tis true. it's not a huge coincidence that the doohickey has fallen way behind the rest of the site redesign too.

    Well as long as LCLT stays I am happy. :D

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:32

    moving / cleaning up comments sucks.

    Get us to help then?

    have tried that to a point, it will just create more comments.

    say you post in the wrong place and then move it. the first thing you do will be to say "oops, posted that wrong". or what happens if people quote you before you've moved it. you then can't move theirs.

    to me, it makes more sense to prevent it in the first place. and given that 99% of comments happen on either one of two threads, i really can't see this being a problem.

    you'll still see comments come in, you just have to make an additional conscious step to reply.

    OK fair enough. If you need any help - testing, whatever ... I will be happy to provide assistance.

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:32

    I'm heading off for a little bit into that crazy place known as the outside world, see you all later.

    See ya Lukeh.

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:32

    Well as long as LCLT stays I am happy. :D

    it will.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:32

    Progress update: I've done the engine update for my blog, so now I can start the guest post.

    Do we think Vettel has stuffed his engine by having to rely on engine braking so much in spain?

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:32

    OK fair enough. If you need any help - testing, whatever ... I will be happy to provide assistance.

    ta

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:33

    tis true. it's not a huge coincidence that the doohickey has fallen way behind the rest of the site redesign too.

    Well it kinda is. It always happens that you focus on one thing over another. At the moment, that thing just happens to be... fonts.

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 10:33

    Petrov is really easy on his engines, isn't he? Renault seems more reliable than Ferrari this year. {Comment #382}

    He certainly is. It's not even like he goes out of races particularly often. But the Renaults only appear to be reliable in their own cars because Webber is one of four drivers with more than the average number of engines used (admittedly the other three are Ferraris but still...)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:34

    OK fair enough. If you need any help - testing, whatever ... I will be happy to provide assistance.

    ta

    It's the least I can do ;)

  • me11/05/2010 at 10:34

    Well it kinda is. It always happens that you focus on one thing over another. At the moment, that thing just happens to be... fonts.

    won't someone think of the typefaces?

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 10:34

    Do we think Vettel has stuffed his engine by having to rely on engine braking so much in spain? {Comment #388}

    I'm not sure. It may depend on how he was using the engine braking. If we see Red Bull hastily swapping out the engine after Thursday at Monaco (or more tellingly still, the engine explodes on Thursday), we can probably assume the answer is yes.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 10:35

    Well it kinda is. It always happens that you focus on one thing over another. At the moment, that thing just happens to be... fonts.

    won't someone think of the typefaces?

    Oh the Helvetica!

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 10:36

    I'm not sure. It may depend on how he was using the engine braking. If we see Red Bull hastily swapping out the engine after Thursday at Monaco (or more tellingly still, the engine explodes on Thursday), we can probably assume the answer is yes.

    I hope not. :( This is to be startlingly similar to McLaren in 2003-2005.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 10:36

    won't someone think of the typefaces?

    You are thinking about them enough for all of us :)

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 10:38

    Oh the Helvetica!

    I kind of want to watch the movie, Mr C's enthusiasm is infectious :D

  • JOS11/05/2010 at 10:40

    Hi Christine,

    Sorry to hear that. Hope it all works out for you guys. I've been a podcast listener but infrequent visitor to the site, so didn't the news "hot off the presses."

    Best of luck with whatever you decide to do and I'll look forward to the asides with Joe.

    JOhn

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 11:03

    I'm not sure. It may depend on how he was using the engine braking. If we see Red Bull hastily swapping out the engine after Thursday at Monaco (or more tellingly still, the engine explodes on Thursday), we can probably assume the answer is yes.

    I hope not. :( This is to be startlingly similar to McLaren in 2003-2005.

    Newey is the new Colin Chapman.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 11:24

    Hi Christine,

    Sorry to hear that. Hope it all works out for you guys. I've been a podcast listener but infrequent visitor to the site, so didn't the news "hot off the presses."

    Best of luck with whatever you decide to do and I'll look forward to the asides with Joe.

    JOhn

    JOS the boss? Verstappen supporter perchance?

  • me11/05/2010 at 11:27

    I kind of want to watch the movie, Mr C's enthusiasm is infectious :D

    it's just about the geekiest thing you can watch, and some of the people interviewed are completely out of their tree, but i do recommend it.

  • me11/05/2010 at 11:27

    won't someone think of the typefaces?

    You are thinking about them enough for all of us :)

    ;)

  • me11/05/2010 at 11:42

    am looking at the new bbc homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/

    i think they could've done something much more user friendly with that "More..." button at the top of the page.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:24

    hi everyone

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:24

    I have realised I have started to quite like David Guetta's songs - I accidentally keep picking them for my iPod...

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:25

    hi everyone

    hi

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:25

    I have realised I have started to quite like David Guetta's songs - I accidentally keep picking them for my iPod...

    Do they make you want to buy a dancing Citroen?

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 12:26

    hi everyone

    hello ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:26

    regarding the onthis day/GP anniversary bit, there was a GP anniversary left out by many - last weekend marked the 30th anniversary of Tiff Needell's one and only F1 start at the 1980 Belgian GP!!

    True story.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:26

    I have realised I have started to quite like David Guetta's songs - I accidentally keep picking them for my iPod...

    Do they make you want to buy a dancing Citroen?

    Hmm. No they actually make me want to go for a run!

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:26

    regarding the onthis day/GP anniversary bit, there was a GP anniversary left out by many - last weekend marked the 30th anniversary of Tiff Needell's one and only F1 start at the 1980 Belgian GP!!

    True story.

    Bah.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:28

    Bah

    what do you mean "bah!"

    it's tiff needell

    TIFF NEEDELL!!

    ;)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:28

    Bah

    what do you mean "bah!"

    it's tiff needell

    TIFF NEEDELL!!

    ;)

    I don't like him. And he snobbed me at Le Mans last year.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:29

    silly, silly tiff

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:30

    Bah

    what do you mean "bah!"

    it's tiff needell

    TIFF NEEDELL!!

    ;)

    I don't like him. And he snobbed me at Le Mans last year.

    And there was that whole episode where he punted off Mansell at the TOCA shootout, put him in hospital (all by accident) but then in an interview, claimed it was payback because he had punted him off in a TVR race earlier...

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:30

    Hullo again

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:30

    Have we seen this idea? The end of year young driver test might be in Abu Dhabi during the week after the GP

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/05/09/f1-young-driver-test-set-for-abu-dhabi/

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:30

    Hullo again

    hi

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:31

    am looking at the new bbc homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/

    Looks better than what it was but still looks like a mess to me

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:31

    Hullo again

    Hi. How was Greggs?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:31

    Have we seen this idea? The end of year young driver test might be in Abu Dhabi during the week after the GP

    http://adamcoo...st-set-for-abu-dhabi/

    saw that at the weekend - good idea

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:32

    Looks better than what it was but still looks like a mess to me

    Although articles look a lot better now I reckon, for example with this world cup article

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8674024.stm

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:32

    Have we seen this idea? The end of year young driver test might be in Abu Dhabi during the week after the GP

    http://adamcoo...st-set-for-abu-dhabi/

    saw that at the weekend - good idea

    That's what MotoGP do and it's a good idea to save costs. Plus all the GP2 drivers are in Abu Dhabi for the Asia Series race anyway...

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:33

    Hi. How was Greggs?

    I ended up wandering around a retail park nearby but didn't get anything. Accidentally walked past my house on the way back and ended up at greggs, how about that eh? ;)

    It was om nom. I still feel quite unfulfilled today though, such an odd day.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:33

    Hi. How was Greggs?

    I ended up wandering around a retail park nearby but didn't get anything. Accidentally walked past my house on the way back and ended up at greggs, how about that eh? ;)

    It was om nom. I still feel quite unfulfilled today though, such an odd day.

    *Needs more Muse?

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:37

    That's what MotoGP do and it's a good idea to save costs. Plus all the GP2 drivers are in Abu Dhabi for the Asia Series race anyway...

    I agree, everyone is there, the equipment is there.. might as well use it.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:38

    That's what MotoGP do and it's a good idea to save costs. Plus all the GP2 drivers are in Abu Dhabi for the Asia Series race anyway...

    I agree, everyone is there, the equipment is there.. might as well use it.

    Maybe those who go to the GP might stick around to watch testing too.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:38

    *Needs more Muse?

    I dunno. Tis an odd day.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:38

    The name 'IRL' is to be dropped. As a CARTist I am pleased. :)

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20100511/SPORTS0107/5110348/1217/SPORTS0107

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:38

    Maybe those who go to the GP might stick around to watch testing too.

    Hahah :)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:38

    *Needs more Muse?

    I dunno. Tis an odd day.

    Correct - it's the 11th ;)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:39

    The name 'IRL' is to be dropped. As a CARTist I am pleased. :)

    http://www.ind...10348/1217/SPORTS0107

    Five Women to qualify for the Indy 500? Including Milka Chocolate?

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:40

    The name 'IRL' is to be dropped. As a CARTist I am pleased. :)

    http://www.ind...10348/1217/SPORTS0107

    At last - the name had too much baggage

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:41

    Five Women to qualify for the Indy 500? Including Milka Chocolate?

    Yes. Should be fun. Some are saying 38 cars will attempt to qualify.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:41

    Today needs more Aerosmith.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:45

    Yes. Should be fun. Some are saying 38 cars will attempt to qualify.

    Oh and the qualifying format has changed, so instead of 4 days at 6 hours each there are now two days and a knockout session for pole.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:45

    Today needs more Aerosmith.

    Meteor?

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:46

    Today needs more Aerosmith.

    Meteor?

    Walk this Way.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:47

    Oh and the qualifying format has changed, so instead of 4 days at 6 hours each there are now two days and a knockout session for pole.

    I don't mind that - in the end pole day was always a bit of a drawn out ant-climax that no one ever really bothered to watch; either on TV or in the grandstands. It's a step at least

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:48

    Yes. Should be fun. Some are saying 38 cars will attempt to qualify.

    Oh and the qualifying format has changed, so instead of 4 days at 6 hours each there are now two days and a knockout session for pole.

    I saw a lot of complaints about that. Sounds interesting - Indy is quite drawn out for the modern era. For example - 'Carb Day' :D

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 12:50

    Oh no. This doesn't sound good.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8671392.stm

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:51

    Oh no. This doesn't sound good.

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8671392.stm

    How odd...

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:51

    I don't mind that - in the end pole day was always a bit of a drawn out ant-climax that no one ever really bothered to watch; either on TV or in the grandstands. It's a step at least

    They are listening and learning at last, and that's good.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 12:51

    no pressure felipe, no pressure

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:52

    no pressure felipe, no pressure

    stay cool :)

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:52

    Oh no. This doesn't sound good.

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8671392.stm

    I read that as "We looked good keeping him after he knocked his head in, now we want Kubica"...

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:53

    Oh no. This doesn't sound good.

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8671392.stm

    Looks like a case of a misleading headline... It suggests they are looking at him when they actually say they are looking at the car..

    Team principal Stefano Domenicali said: "We have to make sure the car is one he feels confident driving. For the first time this weekend it was not the case.

    "It is important to go back and see what we have done around Felipe's car."

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 12:53

    I read that as "We looked good keeping him after he knocked his head in, now we want Kubica"...

    I hope Kubica doesn't go to Ferrari :(

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:54

    I read that as "We looked good keeping him after he knocked his head in, now we want Kubica"...

    I hope Kubica doesn't go to Ferrari :(

    I think he's suited at Renault. A bit of pace and he'll be like Alonso...

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:54

    Oh no. This doesn't sound good.

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8671392.stm

    Looks like a case of a misleading headline... It suggests they are looking at him when they actually say they are looking at the car..

    Team principal Stefano Domenicali said: "We have to make sure the car is one he feels confident driving. For the first time this weekend it was not the case.

    "It is important to go back and see what we have done around Felipe's car."

    BBC use a misleading headline? Never!

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 12:56

    I read that as "We looked good keeping him after he knocked his head in, now we want Kubica"...

    I hope Kubica doesn't go to Ferrari :(

    I had always thought that Kimi should have been kept instead of Felipe. But I don't fancy the idea of Kubica in a Ferrari either.

    Why not give Fisi another chance?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 12:57

    Five Women to qualify for the Indy 500? Including Milka Chocolate?

    Ace!

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 12:58

    I had always thought that Kimi should have been kept instead of Felipe. But I don't fancy the idea of Kubica in a Ferrari either.

    I agree - Kimi actually did well last year: http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/2009-in-review-driver-classification/

    Kimi had a slightly higher average finishing position than Massa.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 12:59

    I think he's suited at Renault. A bit of pace and he'll be like Alonso...

    I agree, they seem to fit very well.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 13:01

    Looks like a case of a misleading headline... It suggests they are looking at him when they actually say they are looking at the car..

    Did anyone else catch the bit during the Spanish race when Felipe lost a bit of his front wing and actually went 0.5 second faster

    Ace!

    No one's qualified yet

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:02

    No one's qualified yet

    Nope. But more women is good.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 13:03

    Nope. But more women is good.

    True - especially the likes of de Silvestro and Patrick

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 13:05

    Nope. But more women is good.

    True - especially the likes of de Silvestro and Patrick

    I think they might all get in.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 13:05

    I think they might all get in.

    I'd say Duno or Beatriz are iffy though

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 13:07

    I think they might all get in.

    I'd say Duno or Beatriz are iffy though

    There'll be other dodgy rent-a-rides though. Even Paul Tracy is having a go!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 13:09

    There'll be other dodgy rent-a-rides though. Even Paul Tracy is having a go!

    Tracy will get in easy - some the buy-in drives are actually quality drivers this year as opposed to the old guard of Marty Roth or Dennis Vitolo, etc...

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 13:10

    There'll be other dodgy rent-a-rides though. Even Paul Tracy is having a go!

    Tracy will get in easy - some the buy-in drives are actually quality drivers this year as opposed to the old guard of Marty Roth or Dennis Vitolo, etc...

    GRR Dennis Vitolo!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 13:10

    I think they might all get in.

    I'd say Duno or Beatriz are iffy though

    They are all with good teams, even the newbies, they'll be in.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 13:16

    So it was an instant rimshot for Hamilton then: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83530

    Bit odd that it's the same wheel as Heikki's

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 13:17

    Hello folks.

    Bit odd that it's the same wheel as Heikki's

    It's like an instant replay, if you watched it side-by-side.

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 13:18

    Hello folks.

    Bit odd that it's the same wheel as Heikki's

    It's like an instant replay, if you watched it side-by-side.

    Weird. Totally different car and driver, yet same circuit, same wheel.

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 13:20

    Weird. Totally different car and driver, yet same circuit, same wheel.

    Exactly. The similarity is chilling. And what's more, they were 2 years apart. And with different types of tyre too. Could it be an issue with how the wheel rim is designed?

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 13:22

    Weird. Totally different car and driver, yet same circuit, same wheel.

    Exactly. The similarity is chilling. And what's more, they were 2 years apart. And with different types of tyre too. Could it be an issue with how the wheel rim is designed?

    It has to be some sort of fatigue caused by excessive loading. The question is it design, QC or something else...

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 13:24

    It has to be some sort of fatigue caused by excessive loading. The question is it design, QC or something else...

    I don't want to speculate too much, but I suspect it's a QC issue. It hasn't happened regularly, only on that specific scenario (at least it seems that way). So I'm thinking there's just a blind spot in their stress load testing...

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:24

    Exactly. The similarity is chilling. And what's more, they were 2 years apart. And with different types of tyre too. Could it be an issue with how the wheel rim is designed?

    heikki's issues was a 3rd party forgot to lacquer the part.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:26

    heikki's issues was a 3rd party forgot to lacquer the part.

    How do you remember stuff like that?

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 13:26

    heikki's issues was a 3rd party forgot to lacquer the part.

    How do you remember stuff like that?

    Never mind remember stuff, I didn't even know that... :D

    #f1geek

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:32

    heikki's issues was a 3rd party forgot to lacquer the part.

    How do you remember stuff like that?

    umm. well it was quite a big deal at the time i recall. *shrugs*

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:35

    Never mind remember stuff, I didn't even know that... :D

    actually, i have it backwards, from autosport:

    It has been established that, owing to a process fault during manufacture, the outer clamp surface of the wheel was given a clear lacquer coating. As a consequence of this fault, the clamp load that attached the wheel was not to specification.

    so someone lacquered a part that shouldn't have been. be interesting to know if it was a repeated problem because:

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and the wheel supplier have now established new procedures designed to prevent a re-occurrence of this issue.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/67211

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:36

    umm. well it was quite a big deal at the time i recall. *shrugs*

    actually, i blame lou: http://sidepodcast.com/2008/05/10/thermal-imaging/comments/#comment-68650

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 13:37

    umm. well it was quite a big deal at the time i recall. *shrugs*

    all I can remember about it is the horrified look on Catherine's face but that may be because I saw it 400 times in Singapore. Thanks Singapore!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:38

    actually, i blame lou: http://sidepod...mments/#comment-68650

    I remember talking about it now.

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:39

    I remember talking about it now.

    yay!

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 13:40

    actually, i blame lou: http://sidepod...mments/#comment-68650

    Funny that the comment is a year ago. On this day...

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 13:41

    Funny that the comment is a year ago. On this day...

    Can't count, 2 years ago ;)

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:41

    Funny that the comment is a year ago. On this day...

    Can't count, 2 years ago ;)

    weird!

    is it any wonder we've run out of f1 things to discuss when it keeps repeating itself :)

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:43

    Funny that the comment is a year ago. On this day...

    That sounds like a post to me!

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 13:43

    in adding my Rome hotel to my GPS I found there is a McDonalds across the road and I got kind of excited. I'm such a bad tourist.

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:44

    is it any wonder we've run out of f1 things to discuss when it keeps repeating itself :)

    williams are slow, need to improve. check

    massa coming under fire after a poor start to the season. check.

    traffic might cause problems during monaco qualifying. check.

    everybody thinks it's too early to rule out titles. check.

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:44

    Funny that the comment is a year ago. On this day...

    That sounds like a post to me!

    ooh, are you volunteering?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:45

    ooh, are you volunteering?

    But, but, but...

    Okay then.

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 13:45

    in adding my Rome hotel to my GPS I found there is a McDonalds across the road and I got kind of excited. I'm such a bad tourist.

    :D Hehehehe. That's SO tourist-like.

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:46

    But, but, but...

    you can't make another picture of franck though :)

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 13:46

    :D Hehehehe. That's SO tourist-like.

    I get ridiculously excited by going into foreign fast food chains and finding unfamiliar things on the menu.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:46

    you can't make another picture of franck though :)

    D'oh. Did you see the panic I caused earlier?

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:48

    D'oh. Did you see the panic I caused earlier?

    ummm, no?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:49

    ummm, no?

    mrschristine: Sidepodcast homepage - recorded for posterity. http://twitpic.com/1mvmv6

    Snuff_Smith: @mrschristine I read that and thought "they're pulling the plug". But it was only [email protected] Franck! Thank goodness.

  • me11/05/2010 at 13:50

    mrschristine: Sidepodcast homepage - recorded for posterity. http://twitpic.com/1mvmv6

    Snuff_Smith: @mrschristine I read that and thought "they're pulling the plug". But it was only [email protected] Franck! Thank goodness.

    heheheheheh!!!!!!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 13:50

    heheheheheh!!!!!!

    My bad. :)

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:01

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/11/on-this-day-11th-may-2008-speculation-on-mclaren-tyres/

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:01

    *pokes mr c* Can I ask a very very super duper quick question? Is there php code to allow a user to only upload certain types of file (jpg)?

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:01

    Holly tweeting. First time ever and probably last. At reims. Peeing down with rain. 6oo miles to go. Have my seat warmer on in lurvely merc.

    http://twitter.com/5LiveF1/status/13789815067

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:02

    Holly tweeting. First time ever and probably last. At reims. Peeing down with rain. 6oo miles to go. Have my seat warmer on in lurvely merc.

    Raaiiinnn :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:02

    *pokes mr c* Can I ask a very very super duper quick question? Is there php code to allow a user to only upload certain types of file (jpg)?

    surely all you need do is check the file name in the php code and make sure it ends with .jpg?

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:03
  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:03

    wow.

    Needs more Franck, I reckon.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:04

    surely all you need do is check the file name in the php code and make sure it ends with .jpg?

    ...I've just realised I've already put that in and it's actually doing so anyway

    /stupidlukeh

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:05

    ...I've just realised I've already put that in and it's actually doing so anyway

    I like you prodding Mr C for no reason though. Keep him awake :)

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:05

    I <3 Up soundtrack :D :D :D

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:06

    I like you prodding Mr C for no reason though. Keep him awake :)

    ow!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 14:06

    Ping: http://sidepod...ion-on-mclaren-tyres/

    15 minutes? That was quick!

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:07

    ooh you know when you are planning a trip and you say to yourself 'oh I'd quite like to see that, I wonder how far away from my accommodation it is' and you google map it and the answer is 1km? I like those times. Walking distance!

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:07

    15 minutes? That was quick!

    there's a reason why one of us blogs and the other faffs around with the homepage :)

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:07

    15 minutes? That was quick!

    That is why Mr C hates me.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:09

    I like you prodding Mr C for no reason though. Keep him awake :)

    My experience of the Worms games and utilising the prod move in that game makes me an expert prodder :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:09

    My experience of the Worms games and utilising the prod move in that game makes me an expert prodder :)

    oh, so now i'm a worm?

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:09

    That is why Mr C hates me.

    you mock me with your typing.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:09

    oh, so now i'm a worm?

    :D

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:10

    oh, so now i'm a worm?

    earthworm jim mr c

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:10

    oh, so now i'm a worm?

    Worms are awesome!*

    *in the game

    **gonna go buy that shovel now to go and dig a bigger hole

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:10

    earthworm jim mr c

    oi!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:10

    **gonna go buy that shovel now to go and dig a bigger hole

    If only we had a photo of Mr C, there'd be a job for you to do :)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:11

    earthworm jim mr c

    earthworm jim was the man!!

    Well, the worm.

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:11

    If only we had a photo of Mr C, there'd be a job for you to do :)

    its ok, we know now that this is him.

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 14:12

    its ok, we know now that this is him.

    :D Mr. C Worm.

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:13

    humpf

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:14

    its ok, we know now that this is him.

    He is never ever going to talk to me again.

    #weloveyoureallymrc

    #althoughwormsandearthwormjimistotallyawesome

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:15
  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 14:15

    its ok, we know now that this is him.

    He is never ever going to talk to me again.

    It actually looks cute.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:16
  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:16

    Woooow shiny shiny can charge off my computer!

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 14:17

    He is never ever going to talk to me again.

    HA!

    What with this worm (who looks really cute) and the Panda in the USP hat on Lou's drawing, I think there is a range of Mr C toys being developed ;)

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:21

    What with this worm (who looks really cute) and the Panda in the USP hat on Lou's drawing, I think there is a range of Mr C toys being developed ;)

    steven linked to a place that makes your 3d designs the other day...

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:21

    Woooow shiny shiny can charge off my computer!

    everybody loves android?

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:25

    http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:27
  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 14:28

    My experience of the Worms games and utilising the prod move in that game makes me an expert prodder :)

    oh, so now i'm a worm?

    :)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:29

    The chicanes at monaco have been highered

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83535

    Probably because Felipe Massa decided not to bother with them about 70 times last year ;)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 14:29

    If only we had a photo of Mr C, there'd be a job for you to do :)

    Or a photo of a worm with a Renault hat on

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 14:29

    If only we had a photo of Mr C, there'd be a job for you to do :)

    Or a photo of a worm with a Renault hat on

    Oh wow you did it already :)

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:29

    The chicanes at monaco have been highered

    I love the word highered.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:35

    I made amazing up songs my ringtone!!!

    I'm far too excited by this :D :D :D

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:36

    I love the word highered.

    Hehehe

    Ridiculous.... I hate all those bumps they keep putting in all over the place.

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:36

    its ok, we know now that this is him.

    He is never ever going to talk to me again.

    #weloveyoureallymrc

    #althoughwormsandearthwormjimistotallyawesome

    Can I just say - that looks awesome. :D

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:36

    I love the word highered.

    It took me five minutes to work out what sounds wrong with the word... I should have said raised...

    English language is hard :(

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:37

    Ridiculous.... I hate all those bumps they keep putting in all over the place.

    better than a rubber post that lasts one lap though, surely?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:37

    better than a rubber post that lasts one lap though, surely?

    I guess so. I find the whole thing quite amusing though.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:37

    Steeeeeeeeven!!!

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:37

    The chicanes at monaco have been highered

    It's almost like they want someone to get collected at Swimming Pool and trigger a Safety Car... :P

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:38

    I guess so. I find the whole thing quite amusing though.

    who'll wreck their undertray first?

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:38

    It's almost like they want someone to get collected at Swimming Pool and trigger a Safety Car... :P

    ooh cyni... yeah, that's probably the reason.

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:38

    Ridiculous.... I hate all those bumps they keep putting in all over the place.

    better than a rubber post that lasts one lap though, surely?

    Much. And waaaay better than the year Monza experimented with tyre stacks and took out loads of cars...

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:38

    It took me five minutes to work out what sounds wrong with the word... I should have said raised...

    I am never saying raised again. It makes more sense that the opposite of lowered should be highered.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:38

    who'll wreck their undertray first?

    Don't those bumps launch people into the air though....? What if you approach them slightly out of control?

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:39

    I am never saying raised again. It makes more sense that the opposite of lowered should be highered.

    Exactly!!

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:40

    Don't those bumps launch people into the air though....? What if you approach them slightly out of control?

    you'll end up in the barrier.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:40

    Heikki vs Tony Fernandes in golf! *cue epic music*

    Tony just tweeted it now with a picture of heikki's head.

    http://tweetphoto.com/21994084

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:40

    ooh cyni... yeah, that's probably the reason.

    :D It does have a 50-50 record, though. It triggered SCs when Rosberg did it in 08 and Heikki did it last year (I think?), but no SC was called out when JPM did it in 01...

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:41

    Don't those bumps launch people into the air though....? What if you approach them slightly out of control?

    It is entirely possible to run into them and stay on the ground. Case in point - Vettel last weekend when he went wide at Turn 1...

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:41

    you'll end up in the barrier.

    Okay. Could you previously cut the chicane to give you some time to get in control? Not as an advantage gaining thing, other than the obvious advantage of not being in the barrier....

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:42

    Okay. Could you previously cut the chicane to give you some time to get in control? Not as an advantage gaining thing, other than the obvious advantage of not being in the barrier....

    as lukeh mention, massa used it as his own private shortcut for most of last year's race.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:42

    as lukeh mention, massa used it as his own private shortcut for most of last year's race.

    Which I highly approve of it means hearing more from Rob.

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:42

    as lukeh mention, massa used it as his own private shortcut for most of last year's race.

    Rob was not our driver of the day, for sure.

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:42

    as lukeh mention, massa used it as his own private shortcut for most of last year's race.

    it's easy to police when it's used to gain a place - just give the place back. it's harder to police when it's (potentially) being used to keep someone behind.

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:43

    Which I highly approve of it means hearing more from Rob.

    you missed plenty of rob on sunday. you need edited rob highlights.

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:43

    it's easy to police when it's used to gain a place - just give the place back. it's harder to police when it's (potentially) being used to keep someone behind.

    or a better place on the grid.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:43

    as lukeh mention, massa used it as his own private shortcut for most of last year's race.

    Hehehe I remember. Poor Rob "DON'T CUT THE CHICANE!!!"

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:43

    Which I highly approve of it means hearing more from Rob.

    "No Felipe, go right, then go left. Straight over it is gonna get you fined, lad"

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:45

    you missed plenty of rob on sunday. you need edited rob highlights.

    I missed Rob? No one told me!

  • Journeyer11/05/2010 at 14:46

    or a better place on the grid.

    That should be policeable - just delete the laptime from the official chart. But I do see your point.

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:46

    I missed Rob? No one told me!

    so much Rob that Steven Roy voted him driver of the day.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:47

    so much Rob that Steven Roy voted him driver of the day.

    WHAT? Well now I have to watch the replay.

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:48

    WHAT? Well now I have to watch the replay.

    webber wins. oops.

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 14:49

    WHAT? Well now I have to watch the replay.

    The best comment was the one when Massa lost part of his front wing & went faster :)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:49

    so much Rob that Steven Roy voted him driver of the day.

    Lewis was my annoying driver of the day because I had to change the podium graphics in my blog entry right at the last minute

    *shakes fist*

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:49

    you can't watch a whole replay of barcelona just for rob?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:50

    *shakes fist*

    :( :( :(

    But but but, that was such a shame!!!

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 14:50

    you can't watch a whole replay of barcelona just for rob?

    You could fast forward until you see the radio sign on the screen then listen to those bits on their own.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:51

    Am I likely to have software on my computer that's gonna let me cut down the length of an audio file?

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 14:52

    you can't watch a whole replay of barcelona just for rob?

    Siderobcast?

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:52

    You could fast forward until you see the radio sign on the screen then listen to those bits on their own.

    ooh, and filter the comments.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:52

    You could fast forward until you see the radio sign on the screen then listen to those bits on their own.

    What you need is one of those tape annotator people Mr C was talking about. They'd tell you where to look!

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:52

    What you need is one of those tape annotator people Mr C was talking about. They'd tell you where to look!

    rob logger

  • me11/05/2010 at 14:53

    Siderobcast?

    :D

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 14:53

    Am I likely to have software on my computer that's gonna let me cut down the length of an audio file?

    I don't know but there are apps for it in Android Market. Not tried it but I know there's one called Ringdroid

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 14:54

    I don't know but there are apps for it in Android Market. Not tried it but I know there's one called Ringdroid

    Assuming it's to produce a ringtone for your shiny new phone.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 14:55

    Assuming it's to produce a ringtone for your shiny new phone.

    :D

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:55

    rob logger

    So I have a Rob logger and someone to edit Rob highlights for me. This is getting quite expensive!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 14:57

    Some Franck stuff: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/05/11/video-from-spa/

    Look at the first video!

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 14:57

    Lewis says about his new lid: "“In addition, I’ll also be wearing a specially painted helmet for the occasion. When you see it, you’ll know why I’ll be hoping for it to swing the odds in my favour!”"

    Grrr I do not like being teased, this is like the new garage all over again.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:00

    rob logger

    So I have a Rob logger and someone to edit Rob highlights for me. This is getting quite expensive!

    Don't forget the Rob blogger.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 15:00

    Lewis says about his new lid: "“In addition, I’ll also be wearing a specially painted helmet for the occasion. When you see it, you’ll know why I’ll be hoping for it to swing the odds in my favour!”"

    Grrr I do not like being teased, this is like the new garage all over again.

    It's gonna have a swing from a park built on top, I just know it.

    That or it'll be the silver coloured pasta shapes I was expecting heikki to have in comparion to Lewis' diamond things last year

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:01

    love it when people agree credit notes... vindication, I was right

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:01

    Lewis says about his new lid: "“In addition, I’ll also be wearing a specially painted helmet for the occasion. When you see it, you’ll know why I’ll be hoping for it to swing the odds in my favour!”"

    Grrr I do not like being teased, this is like the new garage all over again.

    i'll take anything that isn't more diamonds

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:02

    love it when people agree credit notes... vindication, I was right

    Is it for 30p?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:05

    Some Franck stuff: http://iheartf...05/11/video-from-spa/

    Ooh, I just changed the theme. That Bueno one is rather funky.

    I heart the Wordpress Theme team. They're doing ace work.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 15:06

    Ooh, I just changed the theme. That Bueno one is rather funky.

    That is a really nice theme. Also, you are now basically shouting at everyone how you feel about Franck :D

    I heart the Wordpress Theme team. They're doing ace work.

    They've definitely stepped it up in recent weeks

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:07

    love it when people agree credit notes... vindication, I was right

    Is it for 30p?

    Unfortunately we had to pay that one :(

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:07

    Ooh, I just changed the theme. That Bueno one is rather funky.

    ah-ha, and that header matches your blog header because...?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 15:08

    love it when people agree credit notes... vindication, I was right

    I'm confused!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:08

    Unfortunately we had to pay that one :(

    Rrrrubbish.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:08

    Unfortunately we had to pay that one :(

    Oh but I didn't get to send my fax

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:09

    ah-ha, and that header matches your blog header because...?

    Which blog header?

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:09

    Which blog header?

    your "smarter" header.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:09

    your "smarter" header.

    Erm... are you talking about fonts again?

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:11

    Erm... are you talking about fonts again?

    we had this conversation on sunday!

    you used haettenschweiler (but lower case), which is similar to the web-safe font impact. which iheartfranck uses (in uppercase). see?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:12

    we had this conversation on sunday!

    Right, sorry, I didn't realise it was a pop quiz!!

    I went for Impact in the end so they are the same... for a week.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:13

    I went for Impact in the end so they are the same...

    oh no! i couldn't tell :(

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:14

    I went for Impact in the end so they are the same... for a week.

    Although it doesn't distinguish blockquotes in the comments which is poor.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:14

    Although it doesn't distinguish blockquotes in the comments which is poor.

    so i see. there are other good ones though?

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:15

    love it when people agree credit notes... vindication, I was right

    I'm confused!

    I work in accounts and a company messed up an invoice (again) but they usually like to disagree with us.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:17

    so i see. there are other good ones though?

    I am investigating. Only the best for FKM.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:17

    I am investigating. Only the best for FKM.

    fm

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:17

    fm

    fKm

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:18

    fKm

    hmm

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 15:19

    I work in accounts and a company messed up an invoice (again) but they usually like to disagree with us.

    Ah I see :D

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 15:19

    hmm

    If Kelloggs can go bragging about their Special K I don't see why Christine can't have her own

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:21

    I am investigating. Only the best for FKM.

    Have gone back to the old one.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:21

    Have gone back to the old one.

    heheheheh

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:24

    heheheheh

    Hush up, Jim.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:24

    Hush up, Jim.

    ow

    :cry:

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:26

    ow

    Awww, now I feel bad. I make a rubbish bully.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:27

    Awww, now I feel bad. I make a rubbish bully.

    hehe.

    am still kicking myself for impact fail: http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/30/55596.gif

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:29

    am still kicking myself for impact fail: http://www.typ...messages/30/55596.gif

    You've been learning this stuff for what, a week? Plus they are exactly the same. If you did get it right, I would have to hit you with a stick.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:29

    http://twitter.com/RacecarEngineer/statuses/13794110441

    I am very intrigued

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:29

    You've been learning this stuff for what, a week? Plus they are exactly the same. If you did get it right, I would have to hit you with a stick.

    That wouldn't be an impact fail

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:30

    You've been learning this stuff for what, a week? Plus they are exactly the same. If you did get it right, I would have to hit you with a stick.

    That wouldn't be an impact fail

    :) :) :) :)

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 15:31

    http://twitter.../statuses/13794110441

    I am very intrigued

    Woah. Christine is famous.

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 15:32

    Woah. Christine is famous.

    thats christine from the internet for you.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:32

    Woah. Christine is famous.

    I doubt it. Nine times out of ten, I'm being a secretary for Mr C :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:33

    Woah. Christine is famous.

    thats christine from the internet for you.

    she doesn't even read it. bah!

  • MarileneRiddle11/05/2010 at 15:33

    I doubt it. Nine times out of ten, I'm being a secretary for Mr C :)

    Well we all know how famous Mr. C is - he even has his own merchandise. ;)

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:34

    Well we all know how famous Mr. C is - he even has his own merchandise. ;)

    Hehehe.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:35

    Am I supposed to know their email address?

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:35

    Am I supposed to know their email address?

    well... i have it. but you've been quite mean to me.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:36

    Am I supposed to know their email address?

    dm?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:36

    well... i have it. but you've been quite mean to me.

    Darn it. We do keep trying to tell you that Earthworm Jim is cool.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:38

    dm?

    Yea, I try not to do that :)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 15:38

    Darn it. We do keep trying to tell you that Earthworm Jim is cool.

    He's so cool they're bringing his megadrive game back to the xbox 360 this month all rehanced and HD'd up.

    That's how cool he is.

  • Amy11/05/2010 at 15:38

    Darn it. We do keep trying to tell you that Earthworm Jim is cool.

    I've been singing the song from the cartoon to myself all evening.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:39

    Yea, I try not to do that :)

    Oooh how comes?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:40

    Oooh how comes?

    Can't get my head round it. You have to follow them, have to follow you, doesn't always work, drop down list is nonsense.

    Ages ago, Mr C and 5live tried to have some kind of DM conversation and it ended up going through me and I got very mad at Twitter.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:43

    Can't get my head round it. You have to follow them, have to follow you, doesn't always work, drop down list is nonsense.

    booo

    Ages ago, Mr C and 5live tried to have some kind of DM conversation and it ended up going through me and I got very mad at Twitter.

    *shakes fist at twitter*

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 15:43

    He's so cool they're bringing his megadrive game back to the xbox 360 this month all rehanced and HD'd up.

    rehanced?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:44

    Anyways, have sent mail. I wonder what the chances are of the thing they have for me being Franck.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:46

    Anyways, have sent mail. I wonder what the chances are of the thing they have for me being Franck.

    They're giving you Franck?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:47

    They're giving you Franck?

    One can only hope.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:47

    One can only hope.

    That would be epic. Where would you put him?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:50

    That would be epic. Where would you put him?

    Well, I was saving the bath for an otter, and there's space in the living room for a panda. So I guess in the kitchen.

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:50

    That would be epic. Where would you put him?

    *packs bags in preparation*

  • me11/05/2010 at 15:50

    Well, I was saving the bath for an otter, and there's space in the living room for a panda. So I guess in the kitchen.

    franck can cook?

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 15:50

    franck can cook?

    I would bet any money that he can cook better than you can.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 15:50

    *packs bags in preparation*

    Awwww bless :)

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 15:50

    Well, I was saving the bath for an otter, and there's space in the living room for a panda. So I guess in the kitchen.

    He strikes me as someone who can cook, so good choice!

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 16:58

    Evening.

    I'm sitting on my balcony looking over a golf course in the evening sun after running 4km through parkland, drinking a beer and cooking me some pasta. I love my new flat!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 17:29

    Evening folks

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 17:30

    I'm sitting on my balcony looking over a golf course in the evening sun after running 4km through parkland, drinking a beer and cooking me some pasta. I love my new flat!

    you may have a balcony, but I have a chair!!

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 17:30

    I'm sitting on my balcony looking over a golf course in the evening sun after running 4km through parkland, drinking a beer and cooking me some pasta. I love my new flat!

    Sounds pretty good.

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 17:31

    you may have a balcony, but I have a chair!!

    I have a small prison-cell-esq room

    So nerr :P

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 17:32

    you may have a balcony, but I have a chair!!

    I have a small prison-cell-esq room

    So nerr :P

    So did I when I was at uni ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 17:32

    I have a small prison-cell-esq room

    So nerr :P

    that's nothing compared to what my landlord considers a "good sizeable room"

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 17:33

    I have a small prison-cell-esq room

    So nerr :P

    that's nothing compared to what my landlord considers a "good sizeable room"

    There's probably a rude joke in there somewhere but I won't go there ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 17:34

    There's probably a rude joke in there somewhere but I won't go there ;)

    enough of that young man - we don't take that kind kind of folly well in the ghetto

  • jpancoast11/05/2010 at 17:44

    There's probably a rude joke in there somewhere but I won't go there ;)

    There's a rude joke in everything, if you possess the skills!

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 17:53

    if anyone's interested - attention Christine :) - two of of the female entrants for this year's Indy500 (Sarah Fisher and Ana Beatriz) were on Trackside last night... an interesting listen

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 17:53

    woops - here's the link

    http://www.1070thefan.com/trackside/podcast.aspx

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 18:12

    I'm sitting on my balcony looking over a golf course in the evening sun after running 4km through parkland, drinking a beer and cooking me some pasta. I love my new flat!

    Oh wow that sounds awesome. I want a balcony and a golf course.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 18:17

    Oh wow that sounds awesome. I want a balcony and a golf course.

    You should speak to Nick :P

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 18:27

    Oh wow that sounds awesome. I want a balcony and a golf course.

    You should speak to Nick :P

    I don't want one in a desert

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 18:27

    I don't want one in a desert

    Hmmm I don't know what to suggest then!

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 18:53

    I don't want one in a desert

    Hmmm I don't know what to suggest then!

    How about one in a dessert?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 18:54

    Woohoo I want more people to call me!

    I love amazing UP ringtone :D

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 19:11

    Guys,

    How do I run .Jar files?

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 19:13

    How about one in a dessert?

    Small course..

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 19:14

    Guys,

    How do I run .Jar files?

    I've heard a teatowel helps

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:15

    I've heard a teatowel helps

    :D

    Evening all

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:16

    Guys,

    How do I run .Jar files?

    Have you read this?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAR_(file_format)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 19:16

    Evening all

    Evening

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:18

    Volvo fail

    http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/11052010/36/volvo-auto-brake-fails-during-demo-0.html

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 19:33

    Guys,

    How do I run .Jar files?

    Have you read this?

    http://en.wiki...iki/JAR_(file_format)

    Yep. Still completely lost :(

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:35

    Yep. Still completely lost :(

    I have never heard of a .jar file so I think you need one of the computer geniuses.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 19:40

    Yep. Still completely lost :(

    Isn't it just like a zip file? I think you need to find an extractor programme.

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 19:41

    Zool. Who remembers it?

    Hi guys, how be we this fine evening...

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:42

    Isn't it just like a zip file? I think you need to find an extractor programme.

    A quick search for .jar extractor suggests there are loads of them

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:42

    Hi guys, how be we this fine evening...

    Hello

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 19:42

    I have never heard of a .jar file so I think you need one of the computer geniuses.

    Like a RAR or ZIP but for Java.

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:43

    Zool. Who remembers it?

    Never heard of it

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 19:43

    Hello

    Hi Steven. :)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 19:43

    #MFC

    David Hockney has been painting with an iPad

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/7711653/David-Hockney-paints-on-iPad.html

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 19:45

    Never heard of it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zool

    For an education young sir. ;)

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 19:47

    RG might hate me for saying this, but he's my team leader in a league we both run in.

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 19:56

    Seems a little quiet here, so I'll post a pic that Lou might enjoy. :)

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/7593861/Colours-of-the-Kalahari-a-new-book-of-pictures-by-South-African-wildlife-photographer-Hannes-Lochner.html?image=6

  • lou11/05/2010 at 19:57

    Seems a little quiet here, so I'll post a pic that Lou might enjoy. :)

    awwwwww!!!!

    hello all

  • RG11/05/2010 at 19:58

    RG might hate me for saying this, but he's my team leader in a league we both run in.

    Hehe

    Evenin.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:14

    i love yesterday's big picture :)

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/animals_in_the_news.html

    i really want one of these... - http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/animals_05_10/a30_23152731.jpg

    oh and no idea if this has been mentioned but big picture have and iphone/ipod app!

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/brief_note_from_the_editor.html

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 20:27

    Hi Lou

    Are you working or can I mention Heston is on?

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:29

    Are you working or can I mention Heston is on?

    am having an evening off tonight... i didn't get to sleep till 4... was woken at 6.. so my brain is officially mush :) lol will catch heston's reply i forgot :( i did get my heston fix yesterday though :)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 20:31

    am having an evening off tonight... i didn't get to sleep till 4... was woken at 6.. so my brain is officially mush :) lol will catch heston's reply i forgot :( i did get my heston fix yesterday though :)

    A night off will do you good. I still have to catch his show from last week but this week's so far is weird.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:35

    A night off will do you good. I still have to catch his show from last week but this week's so far is weird.

    i did nearly fall asleep in the common room today. so even though i should be getting a bit of work done i'm having to just stop for the evening. i've felt awful all day!

    Weird in a normal Heston way? or more so?.. hehe last weeks was awesome!

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 20:36

    Weird in a normal Heston way? or more so?.. hehe last weeks was awesome!

    He is doing the 1980s. So far he has made his own money with his head on it, made a huge breville toaster and made champagne from Blue Nun and a sodastream

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:37

    He is doing the 1980s. So far he has made his own money with his head on it, made a huge breville toaster and made champagne from Blue Nun and a sodastream

    hehehehehehe! love it!! :D

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 20:39

    hehehehehehe! love it!! :D

    Now he is cooking lobster thermidor in a coffee percolator. I would love to see the ideas he threw out to arrive at the things he does.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:46

    Now he is cooking lobster thermidor in a coffee percolator. I would love to see the ideas he threw out to arrive at the things he does.

    omg you'll love last week's! he tried to recreate a pot noodle :D and originally wanted to get them to make their own noodles using play dough toys! :)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 20:47

    omg you'll love last week's! he tried to recreate a pot noodle :D and originally wanted to get them to make their own noodles using play dough toys! :)

    It beats me how someone who comes across as being so sensible can be so mental. I wonder what it is like to eat at his restaurant.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:54

    It beats me how someone who comes across as being so sensible can be so mental. I wonder what it is like to eat at his restaurant.

    i would love to eat at his restaurant, but i doubt he does many dishes that i would eat... I've always argued that he isn't really a chef and is more of an artist/chemist.

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 20:55

    Will be closing the poll soon, so if you haven't voted: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/05/10/life-in-the-fast-lane-ii-part-7/

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 20:56

    Hey everyone,

    Is Mr C about this evening?

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 20:56

    i would love to eat at his restaurant, but i doubt he does many dishes that i would eat... I've always argued that he isn't really a chef and is more of an artist/chemist.

    You will not believe what he just tried to do with a Vienetta

  • lou11/05/2010 at 20:57

    You will not believe what he just tried to do with a Vienetta

    hehe! i can't wait to watch this next episode now.

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:00

    Hey everyone,

    Is Mr C about this evening?

    *waves*

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 21:01

    *waves*

    Sir,

    I shall be finished this guest post in a while - where does one send it too?

  • RubberGoat11/05/2010 at 21:02

    *waves*

    Sir,

    I shall be finished this guest post in a while - where does one send it too?

    On that note, I have submitted the Daily and I am cream crackered after my run. Good night!

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:03

    Sir,

    I shall be finished this guest post in a while - where does one send it too?

    if you could send it to both [email protected] and [email protected] there's a pretty good chance one of us will get it, cheers.

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:03

    On that note, I have submitted the Daily and I am cream crackered after my run. Good night!

    no-one buddy. see you.

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:03

    no-one buddy. see you.

    noooo

    that was meant to say NICE-ONE

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 21:04

    if you could send it to both [email protected] and [email protected] there's a pretty good chance one of us will get it, cheers.

    grand job - shall knock it on in a while

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:04

    that was meant to say NICE-ONE

    ooooh c**p. what a typo. gavin i am sooo sorry!

    *cries*

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 21:05

    what a typo. gavin i am sooo sorry!

    It doesn't actually make sense the original way you wrote it, so I wouldn't worry. We know you can't speak English.

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:05

    ooooh c**p. what a typo. gavin i am sooo sorry!

    *hugs for Mr C since he seems probably as tired as me*

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:05

    On that note, I have submitted the Daily and I am cream crackered after my run. Good night!

    Night

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:05

    It doesn't actually make sense the original way you wrote it, so I wouldn't worry. We know you can't speak English.

    mans writes daily. man gets insulted. yikes, i'll go away again.

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:05

    It doesn't actually make sense the original way you wrote it, so I wouldn't worry. We know you can't speak English.

    English as a 2nd language, F1 as the mother tongue?

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 21:06

    I now feel very industrious because I've just e-mailed Sidepodcast Towers my guest post for the "On This Day" series.

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:06

    On that note, I have submitted the Daily and I am cream crackered after my run. Good night!

    Well done. I go for one in about 8 hours. Should probably head to bed now, but CBA!

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:06

    I now feel very industrious because I've just e-mailed Sidepodcast Towers my guest post for the "On This Day" series.

    cooooool. thank you alia.

    *checks for typos*

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:07

    English as a 2nd language, F1 as the mother tongue?

    code is my mother tongue.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:07

    *checks for typos*

    hehehe!

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:08

    hehehe!

    am having a bad day, earlier lukeh called me a worm :(

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:08

    code is my mother tongue.

    Of course it is...... but typos in that don't necessarily make a difference unless it's something ridiculous like C++, right? Right?

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:08

    am having a bad day, earlier lukeh called me a worm :(

    That's not so bad. Those things can burrow like soil's going outta fashion!

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:09

    Of course it is...... but typos in that don't necessarily make a difference unless it's something ridiculous like C++, right? Right?

    a compiler checks and tells me where i went wrong.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 21:09

    am having a bad day, earlier lukeh called me a worm :(

    Not just any old worm! :P

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:09

    That's not so bad. Those things can burrow like soil's going outta fashion!

    in fairness, it was quite a cute worm.

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:09

    Not just any old worm! :P

    mr. c - not just any old worm

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:10

    am having a bad day, earlier lukeh called me a worm :(

    he what?! why?... what did you do?

    also reading through the comments i got very confused... you blamed me for something that i don't understand...

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:10

    a compiler checks and tells me where i went wrong.

    Doesn't say where the variables are wrong though. If you make one typo, you have to make it every time. That can hurt!

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 21:10

    cooooool. thank you alia.

    *checks for typos* {Comment #722}

    There are none in what you wrote there :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:10

    Doesn't say where the variables are wrong though. If you make one typo, you have to make it every time. That can hurt!

    ahh yeah. my variables are always splet wrongly.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:10

    mr. c - not just any old worm

    i'm going to read through the comments again.....

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:11

    I was going to write an on this day post for the 8th of May but then I realised I already had

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/02/19/the-fastest-grand-prix-driver-ever/

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:11

    I was going to write an on this day post for the 8th of May but then I realised I already had

    how cool!

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 21:13

    code is my mother tongue. {Comment #723}

    Code is your mother tongue; you are also fluent in F1, techspeak, podcastian and the distinct variant of Sidepodcastian. Everyone raves about Nico Rosberg's multilingualism but he's fluent in four languages which is the same as you are :)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:14

    My favourites are 13 and 32

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/animals_in_the_news.html

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:15

    how cool!

    How lazy

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 21:15

    a compiler checks and tells me where i went wrong. {Comment #728}

    My browser tells me when I spell English wrong (sometimes). Unfortunately it's no use on the topic of substitutions for words that are in the dictionary but make no sense in context. There should be an automatic compiler for English...

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 21:17

    how cool!

    How lazy {Comment #741}

    Given how long it is I think we ought to let you off and just re-emphasise the brilliant entry you've already done for that date...

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:20

    Given how long it is I think we ought to let you off and just re-emphasise the brilliant entry you've already done for that date...

    true story.

  • Turkey Machine11/05/2010 at 21:28

    That is an awesome article Steven.

    Right, am off to bed. Night folks, play safe! :)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:28

    That is an awesome article Steven.

    Right, am off to bed. Night folks, play safe! :)

    Glad you liked it

    Good night

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:30

    ehehehehehehehehehe!!!! - http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q127/Lukehmuse/mrc.jpg

    ehehehehehehe!!!! :D

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:30

    ehehehehehehehehehe!!!! - http://i135.ph...127/Lukehmuse/mrc.jpg

    :D

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:33

    ehehehehehehehehehe!!!! - http://i135.ph...127/Lukehmuse/mrc.jpg

    Reminds me of one of the first Suzuka races. Some journalist spotted a group of guys all wearing idential jackets and on the back of them they had written in English "Racing Worms". He asked why and was told that they had learned in English classes that someone who liked books was a bookworm and since they liked racing......

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 21:33

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/11/on-this-day-11th-may-2008-fisi-completes-a-collision-hat-trick/

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:34

    awww no.. Christine is beating me in fantasy racers... but alot :(

  • Christine11/05/2010 at 21:36

    awww no.. Christine is beating me in fantasy racers... but alot :(

    How is that even possible?

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:37

    How is that even possible?

    i don't know... i blame Timo. I'm beating mr c though :D

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 21:45

    i don't know... i blame Timo. I'm beating mr c though :D

    I blame stupid Hamilton crashing out on the last lap!!!

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:45

    i don't know... i blame Timo. I'm beating mr c though :D

    grrr!

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:50

    jason from 5live:

    Just stopped in Monaco! Left Oxford at 945am this morning...

    wow

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 21:51

    I've spent 10 hours working on this code today and I think I a going to have a mental breakdown if I see another stupid error :cry:

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:51

    I blame stupid Hamilton crashing out on the last lap!!!

    the other mclaren driver is much more reliable... ;)

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:52

    I've spent 10 hours working on this code today and I think I a going to have a mental breakdown if I see another stupid error :cry:

    awww. i feel the same about the homepage. can i help?

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 21:52

    I've spent 10 hours working on this code today and I think I a going to have a mental breakdown if I see another stupid error :cry: {Comment #757}

    *hug*

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 21:53

    Just stopped in Monaco! Left Oxford at 945am this morning...

    It wasn't worth going home from Barcelona

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:54

    grrr!

    i've been telling you for years now to have Jenson in your team!! yet you have felipe!

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 21:55

    awww. i feel the same about the homepage. can i help?

    I feel so guilty always asking... it's probably very annoying...

    It's something to do with uploading... whenever I try I just get this...

    'Warning: move_uploaded_file() [function.move-uploaded-file]: Unable to move '/tmp/phpEl3mzB' to (directory)'

    have been in the file manager and altered the permissions to 777. I had a far simpler uploading system working earlier but that one had no file checks, size checks, etc etc. This version now just hates me and I'm a little sick of seeing that error :(

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:55

    I've spent 10 hours working on this code today and I think I a going to have a mental breakdown if I see another stupid error :cry:

    wow!!! i wondered why you had been quiet today. :( just think.. it's nearly over! :)

  • rg11/05/2010 at 21:55

    oi, lou, no blaming of the timo

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 21:56

    wow!!! i wondered why you had been quiet today. :( just think.. it's nearly over! :)

    We've done a lot of trouble shooting but progress has been slow for the uploading thing ive been working on which is horribly frustrating. The site is live now but I'm far too scared to share the link whilst we're editing it live...

    Maybe when it's done next week hehe.

  • lou11/05/2010 at 21:56

    oi, lou, no blaming of the timo

    oooppppssss. sorry R.G... he is the weak link in my team though :(

    *runs*

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:56

    I feel so guilty always asking... it's probably very annoying...

    you kidding, i love it.

    'Warning: move_uploaded_file() [function.move-uploaded-file]: Unable to move '/tmp/phpEl3mzB' to (directory)'

    i'll try and repeat. it might be because you're running on windows.

  • Andy Taylor11/05/2010 at 21:57

    i'll try and repeat. it might be because you're running on windows.

    Yeah, that's almost definitely the problem :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:57

    'Warning: move_uploaded_file() [function.move-uploaded-file]: Unable to move '/tmp/phpEl3mzB' to (directory)'

    what's the name of the folder you're moving too?

  • me11/05/2010 at 21:57

    Yeah, that's almost definitely the problem :)

    :)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 21:59

    jason from 5live:

    Just stopped in Monaco! Left Oxford at 945am this morning...

    wow

    13 hours is quick... I've done Montpellier to Calais in 12 hours and that was a push, with no channel crossing..

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 22:00

    13 hours is quick... I've done Montpellier to Calais in 12 hours and that was a push, with no channel crossing.. {Comment #772}

    My guess is that Ant did a fair bit of the driving and they'd prefer the police not to know exactly how quick they were going.

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:01

    My guess is that Ant did a fair bit of the driving and they'd prefer the police not to know exactly how quick they were going.

    jason did this one by himself i think. holly was a passenger, but ant's arriving by plane later.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:01

    what's the name of the folder you're moving too?

    This is the line it's pointing out:

    if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile'],[tmp_name] "images/memories/$id/".$new_file_name)) {

    The various $ thingies are all predefined and work elsewhere... the only thing thats standing out for me is that tmp_name thing because in all honest I'm not sure what that's doing...

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:02

    can anyone help with this tweet:

    @koookiez: Do you know when gp2 will be shown? Is it live on eurosport? Im rather lost thanks

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:02

    Oops there is a comma after the tmp brackets, I'm not sure why it's not there on that...

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 22:03

    jason did this one by himself i think. holly was a passenger, but ant's arriving by plane later. {Comment #774}

    That was a surprise. Look out for the ash cloud because we don't want Ant to be denied his place in the commentary booth on Thursday!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:03

    can anyone help with this tweet:

    @koookiez: Do you know when gp2 will be shown? Is it live on eurosport? Im rather lost thanks

    It is sometimes live on Eurosport. Except when it isn't. We are talking about Eurosport... :)

  • Jon Waldock11/05/2010 at 22:04

    That was a surprise. Look out for the ash cloud because we don't want Ant to be denied his place in the commentary booth on Thursday!

    If it's drivable in that time then he'll definitely drive!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:04

    It is sometimes live on Eurosport. Except when it isn't. We are talking about Eurosport... :)

    I mean Spain wasn't live, they were showing cycling and somethign else, but most of the time it is

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 22:04

    Some Monaco kerbs have been raised this year. That should cause a few problems

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83535

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:04

    Oops there is a comma after the tmp brackets, I'm not sure why it's not there on that...

    am confused. the command should be:

    move_uploaded_file($file, "$folderdir/$file");

    how many commas do you have in there?

  • Janna11/05/2010 at 22:06

    @koookiez: Do you know when gp2 will be shown? Is it live on eurosport? Im rather lost thanks

    I don't know if this site will help http://www.livesportontv.com/motor-sports/gp2-series/2nd-round-monaco-1st-race-38186 Looks like it's on Eurosport 2

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:06

    how many commas do you have in there?

    on my code I have a comma after the [temp_pmr] bit as well, it just didn't paste it in my comment :S

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:07

    I don't know if this site will help http://www.livesportontv.com/motor-sports/gp2-series/2nd-round-monaco-1st-race-38186 Looks like it's on Eurosport 2

    ooh, ta.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:07

    on my code I have a comma after the [temp_pmr] bit as well, it just didn't paste it in my comment :S

    *[tmp_name]

    can you tell im tired :(

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:08

    I don't know if this site will help http://www.livesportontv.com/motor-sports/gp2-series/2nd-round-monaco-1st-race-38186 Looks like it's on Eurosport 2

    Ah I forgot about that site

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:09

    on my code I have a comma after the [temp_pmr] bit as well, it just didn't paste it in my comment :S

    oh good. ok, can you print this out to the page and make sure it's a valid path?

    echo "images/memories/$id/".$new_file_name;

    it might need to start with a forward slash, or you might not be located where you think you are.

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:10

    it might need to start with a forward slash, or you might not be located where you think you are.

    run this to make sure your base directory is where you think it is:

    echo getcwd();

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:12

    run this to make sure your base directory is where you think it is:

    Okay dokay

  • lou11/05/2010 at 22:13

    right time for me to sleep, night all! xx

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:14

    right time for me to sleep, night all! xx

    night lou

  • lou11/05/2010 at 22:14

    oh and Lukeh... i'm by no means an expert but please don't stay up all night coding if it's driving you bananas.. fresh eyes in the morning might help. xx

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 22:14

    right time for me to sleep, night all! xx

    Night Lou

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:15

    oh and Lukeh... i'm by no means an expert but please don't stay up all night coding if it's driving you bananas.. fresh eyes in the morning might help. xx

    what about me?

  • lou11/05/2010 at 22:16

    what about me?

    same goes for you ;) *disapears*

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:16

    same goes for you ;) *disapears*

    ;)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:17

    oh and Lukeh... i'm by no means an expert but please don't stay up all night coding if it's driving you bananas.. fresh eyes in the morning might help. xx

    I'm sorry but I now totally empathise with Mr C. But I'll try not to. Night ;) xx

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:18

    Although I quite like php. Far more so than java and c++ and all that jazz, icky.

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 22:18

    Mr C + Christine,

    My guest post hath been sent to your respective inbox's

    :)

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:19

    Mr C + Christine,

    My guest post hath been sent to your respective inbox's

    ahh your a star. all received. just finishing up homepage adjustments, and i shall be right on it sir,

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 22:20

    ahh your a star. all received. just finishing up homepage adjustments, and i shall be right on it sir,

    Oh and by the way, I just noticed the word count came 1234 words!!

    How good am I?

    ;)

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:21

    Oh and by the way, I just noticed the word count came 1234 words!!

    How good am I?

    ;)

    that's insane!

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:22

    Oh and by the way, I just noticed the word count came 1234 words!!

    How good am I?

    ;)

    A sign of awesomeness :P

  • Alianora La Canta11/05/2010 at 22:26

    Oh and by the way, I just noticed the word count came 1234 words!! {Comment #803}

    Cool!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:37

    Joe needs wifi advice :)

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/sorry/

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:38

    Joe needs wifi advice :)

    http://joesawa...com/2010/05/11/sorry/

    he needs to buy a new mac? ooouch.

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:39

    he needs to buy a new mac? ooouch.

    I'm not sure that would help with bad wifi signals

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:40

    he needs to buy a new mac? ooouch.

    Surely any reasonably recent computer of any flavour should work most places though?

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:40

    I'm not sure that would help with bad wifi signals

    if his wifi is dead, what else he going to do?

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:41

    Surely any reasonably recent computer of any flavour should work most places though?

    he uses macs. it's not simple just to buy a pc. none of his apps will work.

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:41

    Surely any reasonably recent computer of any flavour should work most places though?

    Depends how old it is. I always had wifi problems with my old Macbook. Not sure if the newer ones are better

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:42

    he uses macs. it's not simple just to buy a pc. none of his apps will work.

    I wasn't referring to a new one, just whatever he has now should still work unless he's damaged the internal wifi

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:43

    I wasn't referring to a new one, just whatever he has now should still work unless he's damaged the internal wifi

    my assumption was it had given up. it shouldn't just stop working, there have been no driver updates from apple in ages.

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 22:43

    Depends how old it is. I always had wifi problems with my old Macbook. Not sure if the newer ones are better

    I thought Macs were supposed to be perfect.

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:44

    if his wifi is dead, what else he going to do?

    Actually I'm surprised he relies on Wifi. Is there no good 3G telecom provider all through Europe?

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:44

    I thought Macs were supposed to be perfect.

    maybe he had a wine incident too?

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:44

    Actually I'm surprised he relies on Wifi. Is there no good 3G telecom provider all through Europe?

    maybe but we've had flyaway races until now.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:46

    Actually I'm surprised he relies on Wifi. Is there no good 3G telecom provider all through Europe?

    In my very limited experience they are quite good but a bit pricey

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 22:46

    maybe he had a wine incident too?

    :D

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:46

    maybe but we've had flyaway races until now.

    True, although I think he is talking about the past week. I was assuming he meant he couldn't get coverage. I could be wrong. Does t-Mobile give good 3G coverage?

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:47

    In my very limited experience they are quite good but a bit pricey

    That does surprise me. I could get about 3 or 4GB per month 3G for about $40 now. Plenty for mobile laptop work.

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:48

    That does surprise me. I could get about 3 or 4GB per month 3G for about $40 now. Plenty for mobile laptop work.

    but not between countries?

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:49

    woohoo! after 11 hours or so i have done what i set out to do and have uploading with restrictions and whatnot working, yay!

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:49

    woohoo! after 11 hours or so i have done what i set out to do and have uploading with restrictions and whatnot working, yay!

    ooh, what was the issue?

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:50

    but not between countries?

    No. I just assumed that sort of thing would be worked out in Europe by now. Guess not?

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 22:50

    That does surprise me. I could get about 3 or 4GB per month 3G for about $40 now. Plenty for mobile laptop work.

    How is that going to be enough for your computer though? I'm not very savvy with stuff like this but I looked at dongles to cover a period of non-internetness while moving and stuff. The price for sensible bandwidth makes me choke!

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 22:50

    No. I just assumed that sort of thing would be worked out in Europe by now. Guess not?

    Hah. No. Not even close!

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:50

    No. I just assumed that sort of thing would be worked out in Europe by now. Guess not?

    sadly not.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:50

    ooh, what was the issue?

    something to do with the temporary storage, earlier in the code it had been defined as something else for some reason.

    And I did have one too many commas as well on that line, oops... but it works now, yay! I could have settled for the really simple uploadingI had working a few hours ago but that could have left it easily abused and whatnot, so much happier knowing this version now works :)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:51

    That does surprise me. I could get about 3 or 4GB per month 3G for about $40 now. Plenty for mobile laptop work.

    I honestly have no idea what I could get but it would be much more to take a UK 3G plan to France, Spain, etc. I'm assuming the French 3G plans are the same.

  • me11/05/2010 at 22:51

    And I did have one too many commas as well on that line, oops... but it works now, yay! I could have settled for the really simple uploadingI had working a few hours ago but that could have left it easily abused and whatnot, so much happier knowing this version now works :)

    congrats sir.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:51

    And I did have one too many commas as well on that line, oops... but it works now, yay! I could have settled for the really simple uploadingI had working a few hours ago but that could have left it easily abused and whatnot, so much happier knowing this version now works :)

    Nice one

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:52

    congrats sir.

    Now we have that working the finish line horizon is approaching :) means we can start working on image galleries which will be a main part of the site

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:52

    I honestly have no idea what I could get but it would be much more to take a UK 3G plan to France, Spain, etc. I'm assuming the French 3G plans are the same.

    That is crazy. So much for the EU.

  • Alison11/05/2010 at 22:53

    That is crazy. So much for the EU.

    Even though the same companies are operating in these countries, they still regard it as roaming and charge accordingly.

  • paul11/05/2010 at 22:54

    How is that going to be enough for your computer though? I'm not very savvy with stuff like this but I looked at dongles to cover a period of non-internetness while moving and stuff. The price for sensible bandwidth makes me choke!

    I just always assumed Europe would have better plans and coverage than here in Oz. Maybe not. I could get away with a 3G dongle for everything other than downloading media content, for a good price.

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:54

    I just always assumed Europe would have better plans and coverage than here in Oz. Maybe not. I could get away with a 3G dongle for everything other than downloading media content, for a good price.

    It possibly does domestically in each country. Just not between them.

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:55

    Hehe, awesome. The F1 drivers won the traditional monaco football match :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman11/05/2010 at 22:55

    right folks,

    i'm off to bed - have fun

    :)

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 22:56

    right folks,

    i'm off to bed - have fun

    :)

    night

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 22:56

    right folks,

    i'm off to bed - have fun

    :)

    Night leigh!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 23:12

    Adam Cooper is in Monaco

    http://twitpic.com/1n0vmt

    :)

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 23:13

    Adam Cooper is in Monaco

    http://twitpic.com/1n0vmt

    :)

    And he has a Lamborghini

  • paul11/05/2010 at 23:14

    And he has a Lamborghini

    That is totally how I would do a lap of Monaco ;-)

    now, where is that lottery ticket.....?

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 23:15

    And he has a Lamborghini

    He says it is a mate's.. lucky guy.

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 23:16

    now, where is that lottery ticket.....?

    Friday's Euromillions jackpot is something like £86 million. That would do

  • paul11/05/2010 at 23:19

    Friday's Euromillions jackpot is something like £86 million. That would do

    I could afford the fuel as well !