Welcome to the new look daily, which is actually a weekly. I know it still says Daily in the title, but we're working on that.

Things have changed a bit at Sidepodcast, more about that here, but in other ways, it is still exactly the same. We're still celebrating birthdays, plugging good stuff and ramping up to the racing this weekend. Here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Very Happy Birthday to Amy who celebrates today, and to Paul who we might have missed in our brief hiatus. It's also JPancoast's birthday on the 14th, RG's on the 16th and Jordan Allen's on the 18th. It's a busy week for birthdays, I hope there is a lot of cake flying around.
  • Whilst we were absent from the comments, it seems as though everyone decided to start up new blogs. Jon is taking on a mammoth challenge with his new I Can't Run blog, Lukeh has created a special place for his Doctor Who thoughts on the Wibbly Wobbly Bloggy Woggy, and RG has taken up a co-blogging position on Triple League Racing. I love new blogs, more of the same this week please!
  • Lady Snowcat wrote a brilliant guest post for us about her trip to Jordan to watch Kimi in the rally. We've followed her through Sweden, and now on to Jordan - two completely different events. Ms Snowcat describes them so it's almost like you were there. Whilst we're on the subject of guest posts, Giggles Radio was great fun yesterday with one extra host added to the mix. Well worth a listen.

We're encouraging guest posts more than ever, as without us waffling on, there is plenty of room for you to have your say. Email any thoughts to [email protected], and you know how it goes, I'll see you in the comments.

3072 responses

  • RG11/04/2010 at 23:10

    Hello to the weeklies. What a fun week this is going to be eh ;)

    And, you might have missed a 'p' in the email address.

  • Amy11/04/2010 at 23:19

    Ooh new weekly, my mobile bandwidth thanks you. And thanks for the birthday plug :D

  • Pat W11/04/2010 at 23:23

    I've caught the bug from Amy and my Dad and have set up a planning page for Spa travel. It is only a rough guide but I was curious about Eurotunnel prices. We can talk about the rest (much) later.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Travel

  • Steven Roy11/04/2010 at 23:24

    Moto GP on BBC 2 for those that missed it live.

  • paul11/04/2010 at 23:31

    AMY!!! Happy Birthday :D

  • lou11/04/2010 at 23:32

    I've caught the bug from Amy and my Dad and have set up a planning page for Spa travel. It is only a rough guide but I was curious about Eurotunnel prices. We can talk about the rest (much) later.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Travel

    wow!! Pat that's amazing!! Thank you! If there is space Lukeh and I would love to travel by car...

  • Pat W11/04/2010 at 23:37

    wow!! Pat that's amazing!! Thank you! If there is space Lukeh and I would love to travel by car...

    No probs. There is space in my car, not that I was really thinking of the 'who goes where' until very near to the event.

  • lou11/04/2010 at 23:39

    No probs. There is space in my car, not that I was really thinking of the 'who goes where' until very near to the event.

    as long as we know how many spaces there are and how many people wanting to fill them im sure we'll be okay. :) thank you :)

  • Amy11/04/2010 at 23:40

    I know pamela also wants to go in a car if there is space

  • Pat W11/04/2010 at 23:42

    as long as we know how many spaces there are and how many people wanting to fill them im sure we'll be okay. :) thank you :)

    That was my thinking.. and if people are really odd they can go to the tunnel in one car and then on to Spa in another...

  • Pat W11/04/2010 at 23:43

    I know pamela also wants to go in a car if there is space

    That's what I'm trying to work out. :) We may need another car volunteer but we've got ages yet.

  • lou11/04/2010 at 23:43

    That was my thinking.. and if people are really odd they can go to the tunnel in one car and then on to Spa in another...

    :D eehehehe

  • Steven Roy11/04/2010 at 23:44

    That was my thinking.. and if people are really odd they can go to the tunnel in one car and then on to Spa in another...

    :D eehehehe

    That would be handy if Lou and Lukeh have a domestic ;)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2010 at 23:45

    Moto GP race has been entertaining so far.

  • lou11/04/2010 at 23:45

    That would be handy if Lou and Lukeh have a domestic ;)

    oi!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2010 at 23:46

    oi!

    :D

  • lou11/04/2010 at 23:46

    :D

    it may be handy if we have a domestic on the way home though ;)

    #loveyoureallylukeh

  • Pat W11/04/2010 at 23:47

    That would be handy if Lou and Lukeh have a domestic ;)

    hah :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2010 at 23:47

    it may be handy if we have a domestic on the way home though ;)

    :)

  • RG11/04/2010 at 23:47

    it may be handy if we have a domestic on the way home though ;)

    :D

  • lou11/04/2010 at 23:52

    :D

    ;)

  • lou12/04/2010 at 00:07

    right i've just finished watching a film, so i'm off to sleep now. night all! xx

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 00:08

    right i've just finished watching a film, so i'm off to sleep now. night all! xx

    Night Lou

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 00:08

    right i've just finished watching a film, so i'm off to sleep now. night all! xx

    Best I was off too, night

  • RG12/04/2010 at 00:08

    Best I was off too, night

    Night lou and Pat :)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 00:09

    Best I was off too, night

    Shift change

    Night Pat

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 00:15

    Great Moto GP race. Overtaking from the first lap to the last. Wehere did Lorenzo come from? I forgot all about him and suddenly he is second.

    Masterclass from Rossi as usual despite a massive straight line speed disadvantage.

  • RG12/04/2010 at 00:17

    Masterclass from Rossi as usual despite a massive straight line speed disadvantage.

    Yeah, Devisioso has good quite a powerful bike under him. Could be a good season.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 00:18

    Yeah, Devisioso has good quite a powerful bike under him. Could be a good season.

    I can't figure out why his Honda is so quick but Pedrosa went back through the field faster than Jarno Trulli

  • RG12/04/2010 at 00:24

    I can't figure out why his Honda is so quick but Pedrosa went back through the field faster than Jarno Trulli

    Hehe. Might just have got used to the bike quicker than Pedrosa.

    And on that, I'm off. lotsa love.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 00:25

    And on that, I'm off. lotsa love.

    Night

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 05:42

    I am on my way to the f1 shop hooray!

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 05:52

    Boo nothing exciting there. Cheap brawn caps though. Lots of clearance bmw sauber stuff too.

  • me12/04/2010 at 06:04

    for lukeh, new in photoshop 5, out today:

    Revolutionary image intelligence behind Content-Aware Fill magically removes any image detail or object, examines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind. New Refine Edge makes nearly-impossible image selections possible.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 06:33

    Revolutionary image intelligence behind Content-Aware Fill magically removes any image detail or object, examines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind. New Refine Edge makes nearly-impossible image selections possible.

    Saw that, it looks ace in the demos.

  • paul12/04/2010 at 06:34

    Is this a new Mr C, awake at 7am?!

  • paul12/04/2010 at 06:34

    Boo nothing exciting there. Cheap brawn caps though. Lots of clearance bmw sauber stuff too.

    Did you buy yourself a birthday present?

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 06:37

    there is a minor typo in the daily post for today in christine's e-mail address... I guess it might be on purpose to stop spam but I thought I'd mention it.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 06:37

    Happy Birthday Amy!

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 06:39

    I have actually returned to blogging today: http://gamboling.co.uk/2010/04/12/is-away/

  • paul12/04/2010 at 06:41

    I have actually returned to blogging today: http://gamboli...k/2010/04/12/is-away/

    Oh nice. And I did have a lovely holiday, thanks for asking :D

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 06:43

    Did you buy yourself a birthday present?

    no, nothing I wanted. Decided I might buy birthday KFC for tea instead. I then went to the post office and picked up my present from my brother which is AMAZING. Stay tuned to twitpic, it's on its way there :D

  • paul12/04/2010 at 06:45

    no, nothing I wanted. Decided I might buy birthday KFC for tea instead. I then went to the post office and picked up my present from my brother which is AMAZING. Stay tuned to twitpic, it's on its way there :D

    Yay for birthdays!

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 06:46

    Yay for birthdays!

    zing! http://twitpic.com/1f1jy2

  • paul12/04/2010 at 06:48

    zing! http://twitpic.com/1f1jy2

    Wow, that's the right sort of brother to have.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 06:49

    Wow, that's the right sort of brother to have.

    and its OK because it says ages 8+ and 24 is totally 8+.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 06:53

    and its OK because it says ages 8+ and 24 is totally 8+.

    now that I have opened the tin I can clearly see I am going to struggle with this. As an adult. That's shameful.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 07:02

    and its OK because it says ages 8+ and 24 is totally 8+.

    :)

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 07:03

    :)

    It looks hard! It has 185 pieces and stickers to put on and stuff!

  • paul12/04/2010 at 07:24

    It looks hard! It has 185 pieces and stickers to put on and stuff!

    The gift that keeps giving

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 07:26

    It looks hard! It has 185 pieces and stickers to put on and stuff!

    You'll have to ask an adult to help you.

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 07:31

    And, you might have missed a 'p' in the email address.

    Fixed, thanks :)

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 07:35

    zing! http://twitpic.com/1f1jy2

    Can you get the mechanic man to stand up straight? Mine never would!

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 07:58

    Morning!

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 07:59

    Morning!

    Morning Lukeh. How are ya?

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 08:00

    Morning Lukeh. How are ya?

    Not bad thanks. A fire alarm just went off in uni... my poor monday morning head :(

    how are you?

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 08:01

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/12/five-drivers-make-moves-on-christines-rankings/

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 08:01

    how are you?

    Good. Tired today, but no fire alarms thank goodness!

  • paul12/04/2010 at 08:04

    Why can I get a book from the US quicker than from my own country?

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 08:14

    Good. Tired today, but no fire alarms thank goodness!

    They do it to test the alarm apparently, but I'm convinced it's to wake us up

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 08:20

    Louuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Formula-One-Motorsport-Trailer-1-OF-2-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ260583097200QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_3?hash=item3cabf68370

  • paul12/04/2010 at 08:22

    Louuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

    You know, that could be fitted out an towed to Spa.

    I'm just sayin'.........

  • Maverick12/04/2010 at 08:30

    Boo nothing exciting there. Cheap brawn caps though. Lots of clearance bmw sauber stuff too.

    Get a Brawn trailer instead, complete with Jenson markings: http://tinyurl.com/ycpph43

    only 1500 miles, and refitted throughout by USF1 (presumably lots of US compatible sockets for their toasters)

  • Alison12/04/2010 at 08:39

    Did anyone decide what is going on this evening? We're Coal Holeing right? Nick and I are around in London all day so can meet up whenever. Bassano can get in touch with us or you're welcome to twit us with a number.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 08:56

    You'll have to ask an adult to help you.

    my dads arrival is perfectly timed.

  • Janna12/04/2010 at 08:57

    Did anyone decide what is going on this evening? We're Coal Holeing right? Nick and I are around in London all day so can meet up whenever. Bassano can get in touch with us or you're welcome to twit us with a number.

    My understanding is we're at the Coal Hole but I don't remember a time being fixed. I'll be in town lunchtime, am thinking of going to Tate Britain then making my way to the Strand. See you later.

  • Janna12/04/2010 at 09:02

    Hello btw. Happy Birthday Amy, your present looks fab, can't wait for the picture of the finished product ;)

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 09:05

    Korean GP might be called off, what a shame

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82834

  • paul12/04/2010 at 09:11

    Korean GP might be called off, what a shame

    Hmmm. Perhaps F1 GPs should not be sold to places that don't exist.

  • Maverick12/04/2010 at 09:16

    Hmmm. Perhaps F1 GPs should not be sold to places that don't exist.

    The alternative being places that did exist such as Donington?

  • paul12/04/2010 at 09:18

    The alternative being places that did exist such as Donington?

    Sort of, but I see your point. I was meaning it might make sense to wait until a country has a circuit before they are given a race. Or perhaps ask for a test event to be run first.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 09:19

    Morning all.

  • Alison12/04/2010 at 09:30

    My understanding is we're at the Coal Hole but I don't remember a time being fixed. I'll be in town lunchtime, am thinking of going to Tate Britain then making my way to the Strand. See you later.

    Yes yes :D

    Do you want my number or are you happy just wandering over?

  • Janna12/04/2010 at 09:32

    Do you want my number or are you happy just wandering over?

    Your number would be great if you could DM then I'll text you back :)

  • Alison12/04/2010 at 09:42

    Your number would be great if you could DM then I'll text you back :)

    Sent it :)

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 09:43

    I know it's usually cute pandas that we trade in but I think Christine might need a cute kangeroo too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFEB1VyvZEA

  • paul12/04/2010 at 09:46

    I know it's usually cute pandas that we trade in but I think Christine might need a cute kangeroo too:

    Ha. At least pandas don't try to jump in front of you car on the highway

  • RG12/04/2010 at 09:46

    Korean GP might be called off, what a shame

    I really hope they replace it with another track, don't think I could handle four weeks without a race.

  • Janna12/04/2010 at 09:46

    Sent it :)

    Thank you

  • RG12/04/2010 at 09:47

    I really hope they replace it with another track, don't think I could handle four weeks without a race.

    And hi everybody.

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 09:59

    I know it's usually cute pandas that we trade in but I think Christine might need a cute kangeroo too:

    I find kangaroos to be a bit bouncy.

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 10:03

    My favourite doohickey coincidence for a long time: http://twitpic.com/1f2940

  • paul12/04/2010 at 10:07

    I never knew you went to the Donington museum Christine. I am super jelous. That's on my lifelong list of to-dos.

    Can't believe I only just found that video

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 10:09

    Can't believe I only just found that video

    Uh oh. Someone's looking at the archives.

  • paul12/04/2010 at 10:10

    Uh oh. Someone's looking at the archives.

    I was just googling for the Donington museum actually. Came across this funny web site with a video ;-)

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 10:11

    I was just googling for the Donington museum actually. Came across this funny web site with a video ;-)

    Ah. Silly Google :)

  • paul12/04/2010 at 10:11

    Ah. Silly Google :)

    Yes, nothing is safe.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 10:12

    My favourite doohickey coincidence for a long time: http://twitpic.com/1f2940

    That's awesome :)

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 10:40

    My favourite doohickey coincidence for a long time: http://twitpic.com/1f2940

    hahaha

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 10:54

    Uh oh. Someone's looking at the archives.

    If you don't make more stuff more people are going to have to rely on the archives!

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 10:56

    If you don't make more stuff more people are going to have to rely on the archives!

    That's true.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 11:01

    That's true.

    Maybe people should start a project to listen to the whole run of shows from the beginning again? ;)

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 11:04

    Maybe people should start a project to listen to the whole run of shows from the beginning again? ;)

    Actually how long would that take?

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:05

    Maybe people should start a project to listen to the whole run of shows from the beginning again? ;)

    Silly man. :)

  • me12/04/2010 at 11:06

    Actually how long would that take?

    if you imported them all into a fresh itunes library it will tell you. maybe i'll try later. does it include f1minute too? and live show replays?

  • paul12/04/2010 at 11:08

    Maybe people should start a project to listen to the whole run of shows from the beginning again? ;)

    Were you reading my mind?

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 11:16

    if you imported them all into a fresh itunes library it will tell you. maybe i'll try later. does it include f1minute too? and live show replays?

    Yup I want to know the total total number I think it will be a huge number.

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:17

    Yup I want to know the total total number I think it will be a huge number.

    I know there are 739 minutes of F1 Minute.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 11:18

    I know there are 739 minutes of F1 Minute.

    Does that include the minutes for the Radio Show?

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:18

    Does that include the minutes for the Radio Show?

    No, but F1 Minute had it's own Sidepodradio podcast file.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 11:20

    No, but F1 Minute had it's own Sidepodradio podcast file.

    aha!

  • me12/04/2010 at 11:21

    I know there are 739 minutes of F1 Minute.

    i make it 780. there's a file called "Minute-Intro.mp3" on my machine and can be heard here:

    http://f1minute.com/episodes/Minute-Intro.mp3

  • me12/04/2010 at 11:22

    i make it 780. there's a file called "Minute-Intro.mp3" on my machine and can be heard here:

    740, rather

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:22

    i make it 780. there's a file called "Minute-Intro.mp3" on my machine and can be heard here:

    Oh yes!

    Nobody listen to it though.

  • me12/04/2010 at 11:23

    Nobody listen to it though.

    you.talk.really.slow.ly.

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:23

    Oh yes!

    There was also one F1 Minute that infiltrated the Sidepodcast feed, but I'm assuming that is in the Sidepodmisc file somewhere.

  • paul12/04/2010 at 11:24

    you.talk.really.slow.ly.

    How does she fit a whole minute's worth in to 60 seconds?

  • me12/04/2010 at 11:26

    There was also one F1 Minute that infiltrated the Sidepodcast feed, but I'm assuming that is in the Sidepodmisc file somewhere.

    christ, you have some memory:

    http://sidepodcast.com/episodes/media/misc/2008awardsminute.mp3

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:27
  • paul12/04/2010 at 11:29

    Again, no listening pls.

    Ha! Shameless plug :D that's where it started

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:30

    Nobody listen to it though.

    The archives are fun :)

  • me12/04/2010 at 11:32

    from here i can tell that there is 22.05 GB worth of audio and video content on the sidepodcast.com server. on f1minute.com there is 809.05 MB. place you bets now, we'll look into it later.

    my guess is 160hrs of talking.

    #crazytalk

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:33

    from here i can tell that there is 22.05 GB worth of audio and video content on the sidepodcast.com server. on f1minute.com there is 809.05 MB. place you bets now, we'll look into it later.

    Well it's more than 10 minutes, I can tell you that

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2010 at 11:34

    Korean GP might be called off, what a shame {Comment #68}

    I'm a little cautious about this - they're saying the track may not be finished until June and if the circuit gets examined before June 24 the race will still go ahead. They're cutting it fine though, assuming Focus magazine is correct.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2010 at 11:36

    The alternative being places that did exist such as Donington? {Comment #70}

    The alternative being places that have the correct licence in place before the deal to go there is made. Like Imola.

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:36

    I'm a little cautious about this - they're saying the track may not be finished until June and if the circuit gets examined before June 24 the race will still go ahead. They're cutting it fine though, assuming Focus magazine is correct.

    I can't say I would be sad in the slightest if it was binned. The track layout looks really dire, which is saying something for Tilke's usual level of awfulness. I know we're on;y judging now from the designs rather than basing it on actual racing but I can't see the track being anything but a dud

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:37

    Heikki just tweeted this about a broken golf club

    http://yfrog.com/ef16ij

    *covers eyes at tshirt*

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2010 at 11:37

    I really hope they replace it with another track, don't think I could handle four weeks without a race. {Comment #78}

    I don't think that can be done at this late stage, though it may be possible to negotiate a compression of the calender if action is taken quickly - four weeks with no race seems silly to me too.

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 11:38

    Heikki just tweeted this about a broken golf club

    http://yfrog.com/ef16ij

    *covers eyes at tshirt*

    Sweary but very appropriate :)

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 11:38

    I'm a little cautious about this - they're saying the track may not be finished until June and if the circuit gets examined before June 24 the race will still go ahead. They're cutting it fine though, assuming Focus magazine is correct.

    I can't say I would be sad in the slightest if it was binned. The track layout looks really dire, which is saying something for Tilke's usual level of awfulness. I know we're on;y judging now from the designs rather than basing it on actual racing but I can't see the track being anything but a dud

    Hear hear. Bring back Imola and some others instead!

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2010 at 11:39

    My favourite doohickey coincidence for a long time: http://twitpic.com/1f2940 {Comment #82}

    :D Now that's a good one (though Paul M Tate remains completely right concerning your and Mr C's insightfulness).

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:41

    *covers eyes at tshirt*

    Christine isn't allowed to look because I'm scared he'll lose the points he has worked so hard to gain :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2010 at 11:42

    Hello folks!

    Jampacked with work today. But I am dropping by to say Happy Birthday to Amy! Awesome present too (although a shame it isn't proper LEGO). :D

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 11:42

    Hello folks!

    Jampacked with work today. But I am dropping by to say Happy Birthday to Amy! Awesome present too (although a shame it isn't proper LEGO). :D

    I left Amy a little present on one of my blog posts, if she sees it ;)

  • paul12/04/2010 at 11:42

    Christine isn't allowed to look because I'm scared he'll lose the points he has worked so hard to gain :D

    I think the lad may be loosing his focus. Way to much golfy tweeting.

    How was the birthday KFC?

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 11:43

    I think the lad may be loosing his focus. Way to much golfy tweeting.

    He is talking about golf a lot, I just noticed that.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 11:43

    Hear hear. Bring back Imola and some others instead!

    No not Imola. Fantastic atmosphere, terrible racing.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:43

    I left Amy a little present on one of my blog posts, if she sees it ;)

    ooh that must be my queue to fire up google reader :D

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:43

    How was the birthday KFC?

    so. much. chicken.

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:44

    so. much. chicken.

    I tend to find that KFC tends to have chicken ;)

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:44

    He is talking about golf a lot, I just noticed that.

    today at work after watching the IRL I watched some of the golf just because I figured Heikki watches a lot of it so it must be good.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:45

    I tend to find that KFC tends to have chicken ;)

    we got into quite an intense discussion about foreign KFC and the different side dishes in different countries. Fascinating :D

  • lou12/04/2010 at 11:46

    hey all

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:47

    hey all

    Hullo :) you alright?

  • lou12/04/2010 at 11:48

    Hullo :) you alright?

    yep, plus i dont look so sunburnt today :D :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:48

    Wait, those Brawn GP trailers on eBay I posted earlier, they were bought by USF1? I just assumed they were sold off by Mercedes...

    Oh, I don't think I can handle with the shame!

  • Journeyer12/04/2010 at 11:48

    Hear hear. Bring back Imola and some others instead!

    Imola has been heavily modified since our last visit, no? The stretch from Rivazza 2 to Start-Finish is almost unrecognizable. Tamburello is still a chicane, but I think it can be revived in future. They just need to make the turn-in earlier to allow for run-off room.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 11:51

    Wait, those Brawn GP trailers on eBay I posted earlier, they were bought by USF1? I just assumed they were sold off by Mercedes...

    Ahh yeah they were, I remember reading something...somewhere.. Adam Cooper's blog?

  • paul12/04/2010 at 11:51

    Wait, those Brawn GP trailers on eBay I posted earlier, they were bought by USF1? I just assumed they were sold off by Mercedes...

    I think you should get Bassano to tow one behind his car to Spa

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:51

    Gavin rules. That is all.

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 11:52

    I think you should get Bassano to tow one behind his car to Spa

    I have a feeling they may be several thousands of pounds too expensive :)

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 11:53

    Gavin rules. That is all.

    :D

    I couldn't believe it when I saw it eh!

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 11:53

    Imola has been heavily modified since our last visit, no? The stretch from Rivazza 2 to Start-Finish is almost unrecognizable. Tamburello is still a chicane, but I think it can be revived in future. They just need to make the turn-in earlier to allow for run-off room.

    The paddock is new and the front straight was moved out a bit and widened.

    I think Aqua Minerale was given more runoff. May be worth one race but with Rome that makes 3 in Italy..

  • lou12/04/2010 at 11:53

    Wait, those Brawn GP trailers on eBay I posted earlier, they were bought by USF1? I just assumed they were sold off by Mercedes...

    i just saw... i mean.... thats.... can we get one please? i dont know what we'd do with it... but....

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 11:54

    i just saw... i mean.... thats.... can we get one please? i dont know what we'd do with it... but....

    Mobile digital photography studio to take to races

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 11:55

    i just saw... i mean.... thats.... can we get one please? i dont know what we'd do with it... but....

    Mobile digital photography studio to take to races

    Mobile Commenting Hub?

  • paul12/04/2010 at 11:55

    i just saw... i mean.... thats.... can we get one please? i dont know what we'd do with it... but....

    Sidepodpub?

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 11:56

    i just saw... i mean.... thats.... can we get one please? i dont know what we'd do with it... but....

    Sidepodpub?

    Winner!

  • lou12/04/2010 at 11:56

    Mobile digital photography studio to take to races

    oooo!! yes! we could have a magazine... like the red bulletin used to be!

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 11:58

    oooo!! yes! we could have a magazine... like the red bulletin used to be!

    I was randomly browsing pictures from Brazil 2008 the other day and I came across a picture of some Unas. I had completely forgotten they ever existed. Red Bulletin on the other hand, I still miss that every race weekend :(

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:02

    I was randomly browsing pictures from Brazil 2008 the other day and I came across a picture of some Unas. I had completely forgotten they ever existed. Red Bulletin on the other hand, I still miss that every race weekend :(

    i loved the red bulletin, looking through it was part of my f1 weekend, as looking through all the photos is now. I was gutted when they changed it :(

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 12:07

    i loved the red bulletin, looking through it was part of my f1 weekend, as looking through all the photos is now. I was gutted when they changed it :(

    I still amuse myself everytime I see this picture/caption

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:08

    I still amuse myself everytime I see this picture/caption

    :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 12:09

    I still amuse myself everytime I see this picture/caption

    hehehe!

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:09

    I loved that although it was a pitlane magazine the red bulletin was available online too.. always thinking of the fans :)

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:10

    hehehe!

    wait... aren't you at uni atm?

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 12:11

    wait... aren't you at uni atm?

    I am indeed, in the computing labs

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:12

    I am indeed, in the computing labs

    oh okay, :) i wondered for a moment if you were at home.. lol

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 12:14

    oh okay, :) i wondered for a moment if you were at home.. lol

    I would rather be at neither :(

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 12:15

    my guess is 160hrs of talking.

    I'm going to go with 120

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:16

    I would rather be at neither :(

    aww

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/04/2010 at 12:20

    afternoon everyone

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 12:22

    afternoon everyone

    afternoon

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 12:23

    Hey Alex, guess what? My Russian colleague just got back from holiday and gave us all some Russian Candy :)

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 12:25

    We have a team building event on Friday and apparently part of it is to do with managing a racing team. I have been placed in Team Renault but I have heard a few people say that their team is the name of an F1 driver (I have heard Massa, Alonso and Button mentioned)...

    Suddenly I am looking forward to it ;)

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:28

    afternoon everyone

    Hey

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 12:30

    Hey Alex, guess what? My Russian colleague just got back from holiday and gave us all some Russian Candy :)

    Sounds good.

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 12:30

    Hey Alex, guess what? My Russian colleague just got back from holiday and gave us all some Russian Candy :)

    Sounds good.

    It is :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/04/2010 at 12:31

    Anyone know where tonight's shindig is again? My memory is something terrible (i.e. I lost the page it was written on)

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:33

    Anyone know where tonight's shindig is again? My memory is something terrible (i.e. I lost the page it was written on)

    here i believe - http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/81/813/Coal_Hole/Strand

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/04/2010 at 12:35

    cheers lou

    if there was an internettel sign for "thumbs up", you'd get it!!

    :D

  • lou12/04/2010 at 12:37

    cheers lou

    if there was an internettel sign for "thumbs up", you'd get it!!

    :D

    :)

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 13:12

    I just put 150 Babysitters Club books on my Kindle. I love my life.

  • lou12/04/2010 at 13:12

    Alex, what is the weather like in london?

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 13:14

    Alex, what is the weather like in london?

    Um... coolish... doesn't look like it's going to rain but it's not warm. There is a bit of a breeze.

  • lou12/04/2010 at 13:14

    Um... coolish... doesn't look like it's going to rain but it's not warm. There is a bit of a breeze.

    right, i'm gonna need my black coat then :) thanks

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 13:19

    right, i'm gonna need my black coat then :) thanks

    This is what it looks like out the window: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandronov/4514693528/

  • lou12/04/2010 at 13:22

    This is what it looks like out the window: http://www.fli...xandronov/4514693528/

    oo okay, thank you. are you coming tonight?

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 13:24

    To replace the excitement of pitstop strategy, we have been offered reduced working hours (2 less per week on the same pay). There is a big discussion on how we will take it...

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 13:24

    oo okay, thank you. are you coming tonight?

    I am hoping to yes.

  • lou12/04/2010 at 13:25

    I am hoping to yes.

    yay! :)

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 13:26

    To replace the excitement of pitstop strategy, we have been offered reduced working hours (2 less per week on the same pay). There is a big discussion on how we will take it...

    For example I shall finish three days a week at 3 and two days at 4 (currrently it's 4pm except on Wednesdays when it's 3pm) because of the train schedule. Some plan to average it out by finishing at 3.30pm...

  • lou12/04/2010 at 13:27

    right i'm going to pop into town before catching the train! see you later! xx

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 13:38

    For example I shall finish three days a week at 3 and two days at 4 (currrently it's 4pm except on Wednesdays when it's 3pm) because of the train schedule. Some plan to average it out by finishing at 3.30pm...

    Hmmm... I think I would... I don't know what I would do...

    Interestingly in our office we're having a conversation about time too...

    I sent a few people this thing from Eric Smit (via Leo):

    Eric Schmidt says between the beginning of time and 2003, about 5 exabytes of info created (1,000 petabytes) - now we do that every two days

    This has created an argument about the beginning of time. Whether there is such a thing as before time (No). And an argument in which the following conversation happened:

    "Well Hawkins says..."

    "Hawkins? Hawkins is behind the curve on all this."

    "Look I'm not arguing against the Lambda-CDM model..."

    "But you're quoting Hawkins?"

    "Yes even in an Ekpyrotic universe the..."

    "You don't get cosmic inflation."

    "Right, but in either theory it doesn't matter because Hawkins states that as you can't see through the singularity the other time lines don't affect this one. The existence of the other time lines is mute for this calculation?"

    "On what basis?"

    "Because you'd be including the influence of a separate Brane which can't happen without another big bang in your model."

    "Hmmm... I still think you're wrong."

    "Okay."

    I was one of the two people in the argument. I wonder if you can guess which one?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 13:39

    Afternoon all! How are we all today? I'm finally back in my prison cell for an afternoon, then off to Waaaaaales!

    #ihatehalls

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 13:40

    For example I shall finish three days a week at 3 and two days at 4 (currrently it's 4pm except on Wednesdays when it's 3pm) because of the train schedule. Some plan to average it out by finishing at 3.30pm...

    One shorter day might be good, too.

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 13:41

    I was one of the two people in the argument. I wonder if you can guess which one?

    After the "Philosopher's Sugababes" argument, anything is possible with Dr. Giggles!

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 13:41

    One shorter day might be good, too.

    I have one half hour longer day per week, I really hate that day. This week, it's tomorrow. Boo tomorrow.

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 13:42

    For example I shall finish three days a week at 3 and two days at 4 (currrently it's 4pm except on Wednesdays when it's 3pm) because of the train schedule. Some plan to average it out by finishing at 3.30pm...

    One shorter day might be good, too.

    Ah, forgot to mention the caveat that we are only allowed to knock an hour off at the most from either the start or the end of the day. Think of it as like the two-compound rule ;)

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 13:42

    Ah, forgot to mention the caveat that we are only allowed to knock an hour off at the most from either the start or the end of the day.

    Ah. That ruins everything.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 13:43

    Does the name McArdle mean anything to anyone here?

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 13:49

    I was one of the two people in the argument. I wonder if you can guess which one?

    Were you this one?

    "Right, but in either theory it doesn't matter because Hawkins states that as you can't see through the singularity the other time lines don't affect this one. The existence of the other time lines is mute for this calculation?"

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 13:50

    "Right, but in either theory it doesn't matter because Hawkins states that as you can't see through the singularity the other time lines don't affect this one. The existence of the other time lines is mute for this calculation?"

    I was yes...

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 13:53

    Ah, forgot to mention the caveat that we are only allowed to knock an hour off at the most from either the start or the end of the day.

    Ah. That ruins everything.

    It does. Everyone wanted a short Friday!

  • Christine12/04/2010 at 13:57

    It does. Everyone wanted a short Friday!

    I used to work somewhere where they did an extra hour each day and went home at lunchtime on Fridays. That was good, except for the early starts.

  • lou12/04/2010 at 14:33

    my train has been delayed.... the outside really hates me. plenty of time to catch up on podcasts tho.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 14:35

    my train has been delayed.... the outside really hates me. plenty of time to catch up on podcasts tho.

    i forgot about the meet up, i really want to come but i have to be in Reading by 9am tomorrow. hmmm. what time are you meeting?

  • lou12/04/2010 at 14:39

    we are meeting from 4 - 6 i think. i will be there closer to 6 now :( but you should come say hi :)

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 14:40

    we are meeting from 4 - 6 i think. i will be there closer to 6 now :( but you should come say hi :)

    hmm ok, i should get on a train now, in london in 40 minutes. woop

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 14:41

    hmm ok, i should get on a train now, in london in 40 minutes. woop

    Hurrah... I will be there 5:30 to 6pm ish.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 14:43

    Hurrah... I will be there 5:30 to 6pm ish.

    ill find out when hte others are getting ther and work out from there, i still gotta pack for a week away so need to do that before i leave

  • lou12/04/2010 at 14:45

    my train has left so i should be there around 5.30. :) yay for jon coming too!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 14:47

    my train has left so i should be there around 5.30. :) yay for jon coming too!

    ill get there around then which sounds like when everyone else is, ill leave about 9ish i think so i can get a good sleep :D

  • Janna12/04/2010 at 15:18

    Am in Coal Hole catching up on comments. Looking forward to seeing everyone :)

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 15:25

    Leaving now, see you in an hour and a bit

  • me12/04/2010 at 15:51

    i will pay good money for a photoshop that does this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/4513053415/sizes/o/

    stunning.

  • me12/04/2010 at 15:51

    Am in Coal Hole catching up on comments. Looking forward to seeing everyone :)

    more meetups? you guys rock!

  • Turkey Machine12/04/2010 at 16:00

    not making this meetup, decided another stay in london aint good for the bank balance! have fun guys, somebody buy bassano a drink!

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 16:15

    i will pay good money for a photoshop that does this: http://www.fli...k/4513053415/sizes/o/

    As in just automatically take the guy out of the picture? Obviously it'a possible anyways but if the new photoshop can do that and be believable... then wow...

  • me12/04/2010 at 16:41

    As in just automatically take the guy out of the picture? Obviously it'a possible anyways but if the new photoshop can do that and be believable... then wow...

    really wow. here's a boat, or not: http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/04/09/Content-Aware_Fill.jpg

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 16:42

    really wow. here's a boat, or not: http://i.i.com...ontent-Aware_Fill.jpg

    That is seriously impressive. This is CS5 yep?

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 16:47

    Have been reading up on CS5, didn't even realise there was a new version of photoshop, and it would be fair to say I really *really* want it. Now where's that lottery ticket...

  • me12/04/2010 at 16:47

    That is seriously impressive. This is CS5 yep?

    yeah, out next month, here's some good insight into it: http://thomashawk.com/2010/04/adobe-photoshop-cs5-boldly-empowers-the-digital-artist.html

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 16:51

    yeah, out next month, here's some good insight into it: http://thomash...e-digital-artist.html

    Want want want! Even if for only my silly little reasons rather than anything as mindblowing as the features described :)

  • me12/04/2010 at 16:51

    Want want want! Even if for only my silly little reasons rather than anything as mindblowing as the features described :)

    #sameperson

  • me12/04/2010 at 16:53

    google acquired etherpad, and finally the fruits of that purchase are coming through: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/12/google-docs-realtime-google-drawings/

    Google Docs and Spreadsheets is getting more realtime.

    Instead of waiting a few seconds to see the new sentences or spreadsheet figures someone else entered onto the doc you are both working on, you will now be able to see each change in realtime as each character is typed in.

    so if you liked etherpad, you should now be able to do the same thing in google docs / spreadsheets.

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)12/04/2010 at 16:54

    Evening all. Sitting in the pub with Alex, bassano, jon, lou, janna, nick and Alison

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 16:55

    so if you liked etherpad, you should now be able to do the same thing in google docs / spreadsheets.

    Goodness me, my mind is all googled up from the amount of googles in that article!

  • me12/04/2010 at 16:55

    Evening all. Sitting in the pub with Alex, bassano, jon, lou, janna, nick and Alison

    *waves*

    am just running off again. will check back to see how much drink fun you're having later.

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 16:55

    Evening all. Sitting in the pub with Alex, bassano, jon, lou, janna, nick and Alison

    *waves at everyone*

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 17:02

    *waves at everyone*

    We wave back

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/alexandronov/4515317938/

  • RG12/04/2010 at 17:05

    http://m.flick...xandronov/4515317938/

    Hey folks ;)

    Who's hiding behind Bassano?

  • Lukeh12/04/2010 at 17:05

    We wave back

    yay!

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 17:07

    Who's hiding behind Bassano?

    James Bassano's mate.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 17:37

    *waves at everyone*

    We wave back

    http://m.flick...xandronov/4515317938/

    Awesome

    Hello everyone

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 17:49

    *waves at everyone*

    We wave back

    http://m.flick...xandronov/4515317938/

    Awesome

    Hello everyone

    Evening :)

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 17:55

    Tonight I shall watch the Motorbikes ... I'm looking forward to it ;)

  • RG12/04/2010 at 17:57

    Tonight I shall watch the Motorbikes ... I'm looking forward to it ;)

    Was a very good race, you'll enjoy it ;)

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 18:00

    Tonight I shall watch the Motorbikes ... I'm looking forward to it ;)

    So will I

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 18:01

    Evening all.

    Moto GP was awesome

  • Nick at Yas12/04/2010 at 18:02

    We are debating if we should go to amys nz pup.... in honour of her birthday?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 18:03

    We are debating if we should go to amys nz pup.... in honour of her birthday?

    Amy has a dog?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 18:05

    Leo's followers are more stupid than sidepodcast's followers

    http://www.tomscott.com/stupidfight/#leolaporte-vs-sidepodcast

    Should sidepodcast ball be following Leo's ball?

    http://twitter.com/leosball

  • Nick at Yas12/04/2010 at 18:07

    Amy has a dog?

    ahh... that was meant to be a pub!

  • Nick at Yas12/04/2010 at 18:18

    Also... I am not at yas!

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 18:19

    Also... I am not at yas!

    You Lie! ;)

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 18:21

    Something for Mr. C: http://sweetf1.blogspot.com/2010/04/sweetf1-motivational-poster-3.html

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 18:57

    Chandhok is clearly not happy at losing points in Christine's Rankings so he has a new scheme guaranteed to get him points.

    http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/12043342035

  • Jackie12/04/2010 at 18:57

    Steven .. did you send me a personal message on twitter or has your account been spammed?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:01

    Steven .. did you send me a personal message on twitter or has your account been spammed?

    Hi Jackie,

    I got an invite to join an F1 community from LadyofSalzburg and it gave me a list of people to choose those I thought may be interested and you were on the list. Seems it is something that has just started as there is no activity yet but it could be quite interesting

  • RubberGoat12/04/2010 at 19:02

    Steven .. did you send me a personal message on twitter or has your account been spammed?

    Hi Jackie,

    I got an invite to join an F1 community from LadyofSalzburg and it gave me a list of people to choose those I thought may be interested and you were on the list. Seems it is something that has just started as there is no activity yet but it could be quite interesting

    I joined up too - but was careful to tell it not to send out any messages...

  • Jackie12/04/2010 at 19:02

    I got an invite to join an F1 community from LadyofSalzburg and it gave me a list of people to choose those I thought may be interested and you were on the list. Seems it is something that has just started as there is no activity yet but it could be quite interesting

    Oh that's fine I just don't often see you on twitter so wondered if it was a spam thing .. will join in then

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:06

    I joined up too - but was careful to tell it not to send out any messages...

    It will be interesting to see what it becomes.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:06

    Oh that's fine I just don't often see you on twitter so wondered if it was a spam thing .. will join in then

    I don't use twitter much but I thought when I got the invite I would give it a go

  • Nick at Yas12/04/2010 at 19:15

    Sidepodfacts: bassano has been banned from glouster for a year

  • Jackie12/04/2010 at 19:15

    Sidepodfacts: bassano has been banned from glouster for a year

    howcome?

  • RG12/04/2010 at 19:16

    howcome?

    I get the feeling a certain alcholic drink may have been involved?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:17

    Sidepodfacts: bassano has been banned from glouster for a year

    Who banned him and should we organise a protest?

  • jpancoast12/04/2010 at 19:20

    Sidepodfacts: bassano has been banned from glouster for a year

    howcome?

    Does anyone need a reason to ban Bassano from anything?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:22

    Does anyone need a reason to ban Bassano from anything?

    I know he should be banned from giving cheeky Vimto to Emily

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:40

    USF1 trailers on ebay even if they are really Brawn trailers still in Brawn colours with Jenson's name on them.

    If Lukeh is looking for the perfect Xmas present for Lou a USF1 trailer may be just the thing.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100412/ttc-oukin-uk-motor-racing-usf1-fe50bdd.html

  • lou12/04/2010 at 19:53

    steven... what would i do with a brawn trailer? ive been thinking... and i think i would rather have a mac ;)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:55

    steven... what would i do with a brawn trailer? ive been thinking... and i think i would rather have a mac ;)

    You get Lou's photos signwritten on it and use it as your base when you are in F1 or you could park it somewhere you know Jenso is and he may just stroll in when he sees his name and then you can lock him up and keep him as a pet

  • RG12/04/2010 at 19:56

    steven... what would i do with a brawn trailer? ive been thinking... and i think i would rather have a mac ;)

    By the sounds of it, you could get quite a few macs in there.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 19:58

    By the sounds of it, you could get quite a few macs in there.

    They have one set up as an engineering truck so you can get ten people with macs in it. Perfect for podcasting from

  • me12/04/2010 at 19:59

    steven... what would i do with a brawn trailer? ive been thinking... and i think i would rather have a mac ;)

    you could rock up to goodwood in it and remind the mercedes team what a proper livery looks like?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 20:01

    you could rock up to goodwood in it and remind the mercedes team what a proper livery looks like?

    You could put a big flagpole on top and never get lost at Goodwood again

  • RG12/04/2010 at 20:02

    You could put a big flagpole on top and never get lost at Goodwood again

    Well, its not hard to get lost with those colours.

  • Nick at Yas12/04/2010 at 20:02

    Apparently this is better than star trek 5.

    We are offended it isn't better than 4 or 6!

    #slightlynerdy

  • jpancoast12/04/2010 at 20:02

    You could put a big flagpole on top and never get lost at Goodwood again

    Just like a Nascar fan!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 20:04

    Apparently this is better than star trek 5.

    There was a comedy roast of William Shatner on TV last night. I caught a few seconds when they were talking about his directing career which included Star Trek 5 - Death of a franchise

  • lou12/04/2010 at 20:05

    Hehehehe mr c that is genius! hehehe and i wouldnt lock jb up if he came up to me of his own choice ;)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 20:06

    Hehehehe mr c that is genius! hehehe and i wouldnt lock jb up if he came up to me of his own choice ;)

    What kind of a stalker are you? Do you think Amy wouldn't lock up Kimi if she had the chance?

  • lou12/04/2010 at 20:16

    im not a stalker... just an enthusiastic fan :) and photographer.

  • jpancoast12/04/2010 at 20:52

    im not a stalker... just an enthusiastic fan :) and photographer.

    Yeah.

    A stalker!

    ;)

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)12/04/2010 at 20:55

    We are offended it isn't better than 4 or 6!

    even numbered Star Trek films = good

    odd numbered = bad

    I am on the train by the way. Found LPG on the waynack to Euston :)

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 21:40

    I am on the train by the way. Found LPG on the waynack to Euston :)

    How was the meetup?

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 21:57

    I've seen a couple of tweets from journos about lack of Twitter access in China.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 21:57

    I've seen a couple of tweets from journos about lack of Twitter access in China.

    also it may be wet

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 21:58

    I've seen a couple of tweets from journos about lack of Twitter access in China.

    You can't get twitter.com but there are other ways

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 21:59

    Everning all

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 21:59

    Hey Jon

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:01

    Everning all

    Hi, how was London?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:01

    How are we all?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:02

    Hi, how was London?

    Very nice thank you :)

    Very wierd seeing everyone in real life! (that sounds odd)

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2010 at 22:03

    How was the meetup?

    very good. Am home now.

  • RG12/04/2010 at 22:04

    Hey Jon and Alex. Glad you lot had a nice time :)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:05

    Very wierd seeing everyone in real life! (that sounds odd)

    You mena they are real and not just a figment of my imagination? The medication must be working

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:05

    very good. Am home now.

    Evening

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:06

    You mena they are real and not just a figment of my imagination? The medication must be working

    They are very real, like actually real.

    FACT.

    Also.

    Mini Pies = Genius

    Apart from the caulliflour one

    #sorryalison

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:07

    Mini Pies = Genius

    Apart from the caulliflour one

    #sorryalison

    Cauliflour pies?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:07

    Cauliflour pies?

    Oh yes.

    They're pretty amazing.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:08

    They're pretty amazing.

    no wait, hte other ones are, cauliflour ones are ergh

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:08

    no wait, hte other ones are, cauliflour ones are ergh

    heh :)

    The other ones are nice, I've had those

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:09

    Morning all.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:10

    Morning all.

    Morning. At last we have a proper stalker here

  • RG12/04/2010 at 22:10

    Morning all.

    Morning Amy.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:12

    I am not a proper stalker yet. Come back to me once I achieve my goal of being on the same plane and staying in the same hotel as a driver.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:14

    I am not a proper stalker yet. Come back to me once I achieve my goal of being on the same plane and staying in the same hotel as a driver.

    I gave Lou a superb opportunity to kidnap Jenson, lck him up and keep him as a pet and she said she wouldn't do that. I am sure you would not blow an opportunity like that with Kimi

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:18

    hmm, Kimi would be a pretty boring pet. Perhaps I wouldn't do it either.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:20

    hmm, Kimi would be a pretty boring pet. Perhaps I wouldn't do it either.

    *shocked*

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:22

    Morning all.

    Hello

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:24

    Ps: grr nick grr

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:26

    Ps: grr nick grr

    What did Nick do?

  • lou12/04/2010 at 22:26

    i wouldnt lock him up and keep him if he came of his own free will... cause i wouldnt need to... cause surely he would come again. id much rather be his friend than his keeper... cause that would be odd. am on the train now btw :)

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:27

    I saw his comment about going to the "pup." he knows perfectly well that is not allowed!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:28

    I saw his comment about going to the "pup." he knows perfectly well that is not allowed!

    Why not?

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:31

    Its in my Eurotrip rules. I want to take these drinkers to their first trip to the nz pub. It won't be the same if they have been before!

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:33

    Its in my Eurotrip rules. I want to take these drinkers to their first trip to the nz pub. It won't be the same if they have been before!

    Have you scheduled the day this will happen? :)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:34

    Have you scheduled the day this will happen? :)

    She probably has the start and finish times to the nearest minute.

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2010 at 22:34

    We're all home. Must sleep.

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:35

    Well I am only in London for 3 nights so the window of opportunity is very small :D

  • paul12/04/2010 at 22:35

    She probably has the start and finish times to the nearest minute.

    and paid for the drinks

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:35

    We're all home. Must sleep.

    Night Andy and LPG

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:36

    Well I am only in London for 3 nights so the window of opportunity is very small :D

    We all have to go pubbing. Its the law.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 22:36

    Night Andy

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:36

    Well I am only in London for 3 nights so the window of opportunity is very small :D

    How many other things have you planned while you are in London?

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:37

    Well I am only in London for 3 nights so the window of opportunity is very small :D

    I'm up for a pre-roadtrip meetup on the Wednesday.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:38

    We're all home. Must sleep.

    Night Andy and LPG

    Night

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:40

    Monday is the day I arrive and we have to drive to Spa on Thursday morning so Tuesday night would probably be best. Put it in your calendars now ;)

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 22:44

    I havent actually planned anything in London, I figure with so many sidepodlocals to recommend what I should and should not see I dont have to plan it like I have my other cities :D

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:46

    Hey, hey, hey!

    What's happenin' SidepodPeeps?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:46

    I havent actually planned anything in London, I figure with so many sidepodlocals to recommend what I should and should not see I dont have to plan it like I have my other cities :D

    You can't post comments like that without a warning. I almost choked on my drink. Amy the uberplanner not planning. How am I supposed to cope with that?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:46

    Hey, hey, hey!

    What's happenin' SidepodPeeps?

    Evening. Still sidepodpubbing or are you home?

  • paul12/04/2010 at 22:46

    I havent actually planned anything in London, I figure with so many sidepodlocals to recommend what I should and should not see I dont have to plan it like I have my other cities :D

    Giggles tour, surely?

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:47

    Hey, hey, hey!

    What's happenin' SidepodPeeps?

    Evening

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:48

    I havent actually planned anything in London, I figure with so many sidepodlocals to recommend what I should and should not see I dont have to plan it like I have my other cities :D

    Amy, have DM'd, read sooner rather than later

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:49

    Evening

    Het Pat, your presence was missed tonight

    As was Mr Roy's , but that's another scenario

  • RG12/04/2010 at 22:49

    Hey, hey, hey!

    What's happenin' SidepodPeeps?

    Helllllo Bassano

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:50

    As was Mr Roy's , but that's another scenario

    Oh dear. Scenario worries me in that sentence. Unusual choic of word

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:50

    Het Pat, your presence was missed tonight

    Bit of a way to travel I'm afraid..

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:50

    Helllllo Bassano

    Hey RG, your name came up

    Your attendance at SidepodScotalnd [whenever that may be] is now obligatory!

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:51

    Oh dear. Scenario worries me in that sentence. Unusual choic of word

    How so?

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:51

    Bit of a way to travel I'm afraid..

    I understand, just know that you were missed

    #CoalHoleRegulars

  • RG12/04/2010 at 22:51

    Hey RG, your name came up

    Your attendance at SidepodScotalnd [whenever that may be] is now obligatory!

    oooooh dear.... ;) I'll see when and where it is then.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 22:52

    Oh dear. Scenario worries me in that sentence. Unusual choic of word

    How so?

    Normally people would not use scenario in that sentence. Sounds like there is something behind it

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:52

    I understand, just know that you were missed

    #CoalHoleRegulars

    Cheers :)

    Will come soon I'm sure.

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:54

    oooooh dear.... ;) I'll see when and where it is then.

    We're flexible

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:54

    oooooh dear.... ;) I'll see when and where it is then.

    Where: is Scotland

    The rest is negotiable

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 22:55

    Monday is the day I arrive and we have to drive to Spa on Thursday morning so Tuesday night would probably be best. Put it in your calendars now ;)

    Don't know that I can do that unless I get a cheap hotel or something, also I'm working that day.

    Last night I made a travel wiki pages with eurotunnel prices.. I'm not saying we should sort this out now, just that I was thinking about it and wanted to note it down http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Travel

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:56

    Normally people would not use scenario in that sentence. Sounds like there is something behind it

    No, no

    Just drinking

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 22:57

    Evening. Still sidepodpubbing or are you home?

    Home now

    But catching up with comments, hence the skewed timeline

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:00

    Normally people would not use scenario in that sentence. Sounds like there is something behind it

    Have you not worked out yet that I'm not "normal people"?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2010 at 23:01

    Have you not worked out yet that I'm not "normal people"?

    :D

  • Amy12/04/2010 at 23:01

    Ah yes Wednesday works, I did forget that lots of others wont be in London until then. Kind of like a pre trip recon, I like it!

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:02

    Have you not worked out yet that I'm not "normal people"?

    :D

    I assumed you knew

  • RG12/04/2010 at 23:02

    Where: is Scotland

    The rest is negotiable

    Well, I know its Scotland. I'm just more likely to end up in somewhere in the south rather than the north.

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:02

    Ah yes Wednesday works, I did forget that lots of others wont be in London until then. Kind of like a pre trip recon, I like it!

    Amy, DM!

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:03

    Well, I know its Scotland. I'm just more likely to end up in somewhere in the south rather than the north.

    I pretty sure we're not going to the Hebrides?

    Glasgow, possibly? ish

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:05

    Well, I know its Scotland. I'm just more likely to end up in somewhere in the south rather than the north.

    Cos if we have to do a Newcastle meet, the logistics department can't cope just yet

  • RG12/04/2010 at 23:07

    Cos if we have to do a Newcastle meet, the logistics department can't cope just yet

    I know what you mean and that. Since I am one of the few from up here (I know Benji is from Sunderland and sb is sorta close). Scotland is the most obvious solution.

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:10

    I know what you mean and that. Since I am one of the few from up here (I know Benji is from Sunderland and sb is sorta close). Scotland is the most obvious solution.

    So, we can transfer your pencilled in status to confirmed?

  • RG12/04/2010 at 23:10

    So, we can transfer your pencilled in status to confirmed?

    More like quite possible. I don't wanna confirm this early ;)

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:10

    I know what you mean and that. Since I am one of the few from up here (I know Benji is from Sunderland and sb is sorta close). Scotland is the most obvious solution.

    I'll put them on the list too

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:12

    More like quite possible very likely. I don't wanna confirm this early ;)

    Corrected for you ;)

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:26

    Ooh look, a *tumbleweed*

  • Janna12/04/2010 at 23:28

    Hello all, just wanted to confirm am home safe. Had a good time tonight, lovely to meet new people and catch up with those I'd met before. :)

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:28

    Hello all, just wanted to confirm am home safe. Had a good time tonight, lovely to meet new people and catch up with those I'd met before. :)

    Cheers Janna

    Great to catch up, as always

  • Scott Woodwiss12/04/2010 at 23:32

    What do we think? Designed them on Nike iD :D

    http://img192.imageshack.us/i/brawngpnikeshox.jpg/

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:33

    What do we think? Designed them on Nike iD :D

    http://img192..../brawngpnikeshox.jpg/

    Nice, but... Aren't they a little obsolete now?

  • Scott Woodwiss12/04/2010 at 23:34

    Nice, but... Aren't they a little obsolete now?

    Meh, I still want a pair :D

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:35

    Watched the MotoGP and two eps of House (after leaving it for ages). Started to compile the TMR Game results but House was more interesting. :) Now I'm a bit bored, knowing I have to go to bed soon...

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:44

    Very true. Why is that though?

    Because spec-spec series don't work, if everything is equal, and everything is centrally run, then you rely much more on the quality of the drivers but more importantly how close they are to each other.

    Last years field wasn't great for that, this years looks to be worse.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:45

    This is me moving this convo btw, we're a bit off topic :)

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:46

    This is me moving this convo btw, we're a bit off topic :)

    Noted with thanks

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:46

    I thought you said it was good

    I forget what i say, what I probably meant was that the concept was good, but in reality the series isn't great because theres always one guy who's going to own everyone else

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:47

    Very true. Why is that though?

    Because spec-spec series don't work, if everything is equal, and everything is centrally run, then you rely much more on the quality of the drivers but more importantly how close they are to each other.

    But GP3 will be a spec series, yes?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:47

    I forget what i say, what I probably meant was that the concept was good, but in reality the series isn't great because theres always one guy who's going to own everyone else

    Where as GP2, atleast you have 4 really really good guys who have an advantage over the rest because of the support they get

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:47

    I forget what i say, what I probably meant was that the concept was good, but in reality the series isn't great because theres always one guy who's going to own everyone else

    Please expand Jon

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:48

    But GP3 will be a spec series, yes?

    Note;

    Spec series

    Spec-spec series.

    F2 = Spec spec series. Basically its centrally run, there are no teams, F2 run all the cars

    GP3 = Spec series. Lots of different teams

  • lou12/04/2010 at 23:48

    am finally home :) hi all

  • RG12/04/2010 at 23:49

    am finally home :) hi all

    Heyyyy lou. Good time?

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:49

    F2 = Spec spec series. Basically its centrally run, there are no teams, F2 run all the cars

    There are no teams?

    How is that fun?

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:49

    Am making much more of an effort towards Superleague, MotoGP and GP2.

    Someone explain Superleague to me

    I'm quite ignorant on this matter

    A variety of teams (usually GP2-level or just under) come together to run hired cars painted in the liveries of football teams. They are actually quite good cars with beefy engines. Each team runs a car each for two football teams. They recruit a driver who may or may not have a lot of single-seater experience. e.g. Bourdais, Doornbos, Karthikeyan.. or a relative newbie like Dolby.

    Three races.

    Race 1 is 45 minutes.

    Race 2 is 45 minutes with a totally reversed grid.

    Race 3 is the 'superfinal' and is a 6-lap shootout with only 6 cars, those which have scored the most points over the other two races that weekend. The winner of the superfinal wins €100,000.

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:49

    am finally home :) hi all

    Hey Lou

    Have already started to pester Lukeh on his passport applicating :)

  • lou12/04/2010 at 23:49

    Heyyyy lou. Good time?

    awesome time, sidepodcast commenters are ace :)

  • lou12/04/2010 at 23:50

    Hey Lou

    Have already started to pester Lukeh on his passport applicating :)

    hehe :D so i hear :)

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:50

    Please expand Jon

    It's a completely different way of working in F2, you have 1 race engineer that you share between 3 of you (who gets rotated every weekend) and a mechanic who stays with you for the whole season. Testing is limited so everyone has the same time in the car, these and other factors means that if you get a good driver who can cope well in this environment then they're going to do really well.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:50

    I forget what i say, what I probably meant was that the concept was good, but in reality the series isn't great because theres always one guy who's going to own everyone else

    You said that the F2/FPA model was better because the cars were equally prepared so that meant we can compare drivers equally.

    I disagreed and said GP2/FR3.5 was better because the drivers can work with engineers to learn car setup.

    We had quite the conversation on it..

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:50

    awesome time, sidepodcast commenters are ace :)

    Yes. Yes, we are. ;)

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:51

    I'm looking forward to GP3 as well btw, if it can do to 'tier 3' what GP2 did to 'tier 2' then it could change things. F3 sucks.

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:51

    am finally home :) hi all

    Hey

  • lou12/04/2010 at 23:51

    Yes. Yes, we are. ;)

    we need more meetups.. they all seem to happen around march/april... lol

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:51

    You said that the F2/FPA model was better because the cars were equally prepared so that meant we can compare drivers equally.

    I disagreed and said GP2/FR3.5 was better because the drivers can work with engineers to learn car setup.

    We had quite the conversation on it..

    Was this conversation at the beginning of the season and can I now take that back? :D

    I think in principle my point still stands, but in reality it dosent work like that

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:51

    A variety of teams (usually GP2-level or just under

    Phew, that sounds... quite boring

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:53

    Was this conversation at the beginning of the season and can I now take that back? :D

    It was early offseason I think :)

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:53

    I'm looking forward to GP3 as well btw, if it can do to 'tier 3' what GP2 did to 'tier 2' then it could change things. F3 sucks.

    F3 is dying slowly, Euro F3 is dying quickly.

    I would like it if we had a Moto GP style Feeder system, that seems to work really well, and even Moto GP fans who dont care about it understand it.

    Try and understand GP2, GP3, F2, F3, FRenault yada yada yada to someone who's just a casual f1 fan.

    They die of bordem

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:53

    we need more meetups.. they all seem to happen around march/april... lol

    I could arrange them every 10 days or so but that may be excessive ;)

    You must bring Em next time, she's a bona fide commenter, after all

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:54

    Phew, that sounds... quite boring

    And what if you took away the football element? That was how I approached their first event of the year, which was my first time watching it. Parts of it were boring, parts of it were actually quite good.

    Unfortunately their track choice may work against them.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:54

    It was early offseason I think :)

    I remember it vaguely, as I say, in principle it should work, but as a series all drivers need to be of a really high calibre for it to work. FPA works because most of the guys have little car experience

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:54

    I would like it if we had a Moto GP style Feeder system, that seems to work really well, and even Moto GP fans who dont care about it understand it.

    I agree. I hope the GP2/GP3 model is the first step towards that.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:55

    I agree. I hope the GP2/GP3 model is the first step towards that.

    me too. I like that there are lots of national championships, but from an international POV a single system like that works best. With less championships you'd get a better grid too

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:55

    Unfortunately their track choice may work against them.

    if it's on Eurosport/Motors TV or something, I'll give it a go

  • lou12/04/2010 at 23:56

    I could arrange them every 10 days or so but that may be excessive ;)

    You must bring Em next time, she's a bona fide commenter, after all

    hehe will do, she came back off from Spain this evening, if it had been later in the week she would have come :)

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:57

    hehe will do, she came back off from Spain this evening, if it had been later in the week she would have come :)

    No excuse

    [Shakes head at Em's missed drinking opportunity ;)]

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:58

    Without spoilers, was the MotoGP race good this week?

    I hear it was

  • RG12/04/2010 at 23:58

    if it's on Eurosport/Motors TV or something, I'll give it a go

    Its on ESPN.

    Which suits the football side of it perfectly.

  • lou12/04/2010 at 23:58

    No excuse

    [Shakes head at Em's missed drinking opportunity ;)]

    hahaha i'll tell her you were disappointed :P she'll be at Jonsi so there's plenty of excuse for her to have a drink or two.. (i have a feeling i maybe the only one sober that night..)

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:58

    if it's on Eurosport/Motors TV or something, I'll give it a go

    ESPN. I watched the web feed on the SF website

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2010 at 23:58

    Without spoilers, was the MotoGP race good this week?

    I hear it was

    Apparently so, i clearly need to watch it again, was half asleep watching the first half

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:58

    me too. I like that there are lots of national championships, but from an international POV a single system like that works best. With less championships you'd get a better grid too

    National series feeding into international GP3 would work for me

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:59

    hahaha i'll tell her you were disappointed :P she'll be at Jonsi so there's plenty of excuse for her to have a drink or two.. (i have a feeling i maybe the only one sober that night..)

    *guaranteed*

  • Bassano12/04/2010 at 23:59

    ESPN. I watched the web feed on the SF website

    Hmm, will have to check VM for that

    Not sure if it's a paid option

  • Pat W12/04/2010 at 23:59

    Without spoilers, was the MotoGP race good this week?

    I hear it was

    Yeah I watched it earlier, this year could be interesting if the changes in relative bike characteristics are representative

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:00

    Hmm, will have to check VM for that

    Not sure if it's a paid option

    Tenner I think

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:00

    Yeah I watched it earlier, this year could be interesting if the changes in relative bike characteristics are representative

    *intrigued*

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:00

    Tenner I think

    Hmm :(

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:01

    Tenner I think

    Hmm :(

    It is mostly a football channel

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:01

    Tenner I think

    Hmm :(

    You cna watch it on the internet for free, and if Franck stays around im sure there'll be commenting of it

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:01

    Ah yes Wednesday works, I did forget that lots of others wont be in London until then. Kind of like a pre trip recon, I like it!

    hehehe gosh planning sidepod drinks already?.. not sure i'll be able to come to that one, my friend is having a night in london for her 18th on the tuesday evening, and i'll need to get home and pack for spa before the thursday. But i'll happily meet you tuesday morning :P

    #toomuchplanning..

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:01

    *intrigued*

    Let's just say the bike with the big engine last year isn't the bike with the big engine this year

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:02

    It is mostly a football channel

    Which is why it's not worth a tenner, for me

    Picked up the Setanta rights, I guess

    [Which may mean it's free to VM users, like Setanta was]

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 00:03

    Tenner I think

    Hmm :(

    Depends on your package, comes in with XL TV on Virgin

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:03

    You cna watch it on the internet for free, and if Franck stays around im sure there'll be commenting of it

    Why is Franck not in the level immediately below F1?

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:04

    Why is Franck not in the level immediately below F1?

    He outgrew it years ago. He's not Pantano. :)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:04

    *guaranteed*

    fun times :P i'll take the pics #tooobsessiveabouttravellingtogettoodrunk

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:04

    Depends on your package, comes in with XL TV on Virgin

    Check

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:04

    Why is Franck not in the level immediately below F1?

    GP2? Because he's probably twice the age of some of the other guys :P

    In Single seaters, its best to take a sidestep rather than a step down

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:05

    He outgrew it years ago. He's not Pantano. :)

    But he stepped down a level?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:05

    In Single seaters, its best to take a sidestep rather than a step down

    and yes I am looking at you Mr Brundle

    #notMartin

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:05

    fun times :P i'll take the pics #tooobsessiveabouttravellingtogettoodrunk

    You could crash on my floor

    Just saying

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:06

    But he stepped down a level?

    In car performance and power yes, but GP2 is seen (correctly) as a driver development series and where drivers are usually not paid. He's not a young driver and he quite rightly wants paid work.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:06

    You could crash on my floor

    Just saying

    Lukeh has the spare room bagsied

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:06

    But he stepped down a level?

    Pantano is a rule unto himself, he's gone from GP2 to Euro 3000, it's like taking 2 steps back ;)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:06

    You could crash on my floor

    Just saying

    any other day and em and i would take you up on that offer, but we have school the next day and it will be our last full day of school.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:07

    Pantano is a rule unto himself, he's gone from GP2 to Euro 3000, it's like taking 2 steps back ;)

    *from f1

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:07

    In car performance and power yes, but GP2 is seen (correctly) as a driver development series and where drivers are usually not paid. He's not a young driver and he quite rightly wants paid work.

    This is more complicated for my Guinness addled brain, right now

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:07

    any other day and em and i would take you up on that offer, but we have school the next day and it will be our last full day of school.

    Turn up late

    #I didn't say that

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:07

    This is more complicated for my Guinness addled brain, right now

    I did wonder if we'd get to the point where you'd say "thats great, but i wont remember it later" ;)

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:08

    *from f1

    He was pretty useless there, or was that the Jordan?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:08

    I really have to sleep but I don't want to because this is fun. Sleeeeep is needed though. I won't speak to y'all until Sunday (bad times) so have a good week, and weekend (I hear theres some race on, i am unaware of what this is...)

    adios

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:08

    I did wonder if we'd get to the point where you'd say "thats great, but i wont remember it later" ;)

    We've passed that stage ;)

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:08

    This is more complicated for my Guinness addled brain, right now

    If he'd been five or ten? years younger then he should be in GP2... but he's not

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:09

    adios

    Aww, well, have a fun week Jon! See ya

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:09

    He was pretty useless there, or was that the Jordan?

    Bit of column A, bit of column B... :)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:09

    Turn up late

    #I didn't say that

    well... thursdays are always a waste of time cause they are full of frees..... hmm... we'll see closer to the time :) thank you

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:09

    adios

    Night Jon

    Nice to meet you

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:09

    adios

    bye Jon, was great to meet you today!

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:10

    I really have to sleep but I don't want to because this is fun. Sleeeeep is needed though. I won't speak to y'all until Sunday (bad times) so have a good week, and weekend (I hear theres some race on, i am unaware of what this is...)

    I hear there's a nifty little sidebar at http://toomuchracing.com/ with all the races on.

    Have a good one whatever you're doing. Night.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:10

    He was pretty useless there, or was that the Jordan?

    Bit of column A, bit of column B... :)

    But Timo didn't shine either

    #SorryRG

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:10

    If he'd been five or ten? years younger then he should be in GP2... but he's not

    and he spent quite a few seasons in GP2, he should have cut and run, or gone to sports cars, but nope, old Giorgio is going to 'Auto GP' (thought i'd throw that curve ball in there for y'all)

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:10

    well... thursdays are always a waste of time cause they are full of frees..... hmm... we'll see closer to the time :) thank you

    #DoneDeal ;)

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:10

    But Timo didn't shine either

    #SorryRG

    7th in his first race

    I think he did.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:11

    I hear there's a nifty little sidebar at http://toomuchracing.com/ with all the races on.

    Have a good one whatever you're doing. Night.

    Nice work

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2010 at 00:11

    But Timo didn't shine either

    #SorryRG

    7th in his first race

    I think he did.

    Pantano....

    in 15 races...

    8 retirements and a best of 13th. nuff said

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:11

    7th in his first race

    And after that?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:11

    #DoneDeal ;)

    no no... it's a we'll see :)

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 00:12

    adios

    Night Jon, have a good week

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:12

    no no... it's a we'll see :)

    It will happen

    #SidepodLaw ;)

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:12

    And after that?

    Went back to a testers seat until the last three races where he was 15th all the time.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:13

    Went back to a testers seat until the last three races where he was 15th all the time.

    I like Timo but I think EJ got his hands on him too early

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:17

    I like Timo but I think EJ got his hands on him too early

    No. I don't think it was EJ's fault, he was brought in as a reserve and test driver to get experience. He got thrown in at the deep end when Pantano couldn't make it in Canada and shone. The last three races came, was consistant and plodded off to ChampCar. He had a decent career under him before F1, don't think he was too early, no.

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 00:19

    Best off to bed, 'night all.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:19

    Best off to bed, 'night all.

    Night Janna

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:20

    He had a decent career under him before F1, don't think he was too early, no.

    Fair enough, thanks for the background RG

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:20

    Best off to bed, 'night all.

    night Janna

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:20

    Best off to bed, 'night all.

    Night :)

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:21

    Fair enough, thanks for the background RG

    I may know too much...

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:21

    I may know too much...

    Does such a thing exist at SPC?

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:22

    Best off to bed, 'night all.

    Night

  • lou13/04/2010 at 00:34

    Right, i'm off to get some sleep, was lovely to meet everyone today! thank you!

    night! xx

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:35

    night! xx

    night lou

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:35

    Right, i'm off to get some sleep, was lovely to meet everyone today! thank you!

    Night Lou

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:39

    night! xx

    night

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 00:46

    I'd better head to bed, catch you later..

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:46

    I'd better head to bed, catch you later..

    G'night Pat

  • RG13/04/2010 at 00:47

    I'd better head to bed, catch you later..

    Night mate.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 00:55

    Hardly a comment all night then I disappear for an hour and there are 150 comments

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 00:57

    Hardly a comment all night then I disappear for an hour and there are 150 comments

    We were busy eating mini-pies

    http://www.twitpic.com/1f3lx4

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 00:57

    We were busy eating mini-pies

    http://www.twitpic.com/1f3lx4

    I heard about them. Really good apart from the califlour apparently

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 01:00

    I heard about them. Really good apart from the califlour apparently

    I gave that one to Alison

    Or rather, she stole the first half and I felt it was only fair she suffer the rest

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 01:08

    #sidepodspace update

    The third and final spacewalk of the shuttle mission starts at 8:11am UK time tomorrow morning. NASA still insist in having that ridiculous odd minute in all the time. No mention of what the sidepodastronaut is doing this time but she was in charge of the last one and will probably either be in charge of this one or be operating the station's robotic arm.

    At least this spacewalk is happening when we are awake.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 01:13

    At least this spacewalk is happening when we are awake.

    Is this not the last Shuttle mission ever?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 01:15

    Is this not the last Shuttle mission ever?

    No. There are 3 more to go. The next one is May and then two more before the end of the year.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 01:16

    No. There are 3 more to go. The next one is May and then two more before the end of the year.

    Oh, ok

    Don't know where I got that from then

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 05:48

    Webber tweeted he is in China - that may be a sign that Twitter works there sometimes :-)

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 07:49

    @christine: only in shanghai. and abu dhabi.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 07:49

    @christine: only in shanghai. and abu dhabi.

    Hm?

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 07:51

    From Jake:

    Off to Shanghai!! I'll spend the flight writing my Standard column, scripting some stuff and working out how to beat Vettel at table tennis!

    http://twitter.com/jakehumphreyf1

    Expect to see that this weekend then?

  • paul13/04/2010 at 07:53

    Expect to see that this weekend then?

    The table tennis?

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 07:54

    The table tennis?

    Yea. Jake being beaten at table tennis, by the sounds of things :)

  • paul13/04/2010 at 07:55

    Yea. Jake being beaten at table tennis, by the sounds of things :)

    He doesn't strike me as the sporting type. I vote Vettel for the win.

  • paul13/04/2010 at 07:56

    Oh, did you see Chandock retweeted about your rankings? Maybe our nagging at Melbourne rubbed off on him :D

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 07:58

    He doesn't strike me as the sporting type. I vote Vettel for the win.

    I agree. I imagine a driver has better reactions and hand-eye coordination type things.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 07:58

    Oh, did you see Chandock retweeted about your rankings? Maybe our nagging at Melbourne rubbed off on him :D

    I did! How embarrassing :)

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 07:59

    I did! How embarrassing :)

    What a week to take a point off him :D

  • paul13/04/2010 at 08:00

    I did! How embarrassing :)

    I hope he doesn't loose his friendliness. He was one of the few drivers to actually stop and interect with people, not just walk along signing things

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 08:00

    What a week to take a point off him :D

    Exactly that. Never mind the week when he got ten points and shot straight to the top. It's all about the week where he's deducted a point for a weird hat.

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 08:01

    He doesn't strike me as the sporting type. I vote Vettel for the win.

    I agree. I imagine a driver has better reactions and hand-eye coordination type things.

    Does that mean we'll see the Vettel-Finger at the Table Tennis too?

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 08:03

    Exactly that. Never mind the week when he got ten points and shot straight to the top. It's all about the week where he's deducted a point for a weird hat.

    I might even go so far as to say you need to take a point off Heikki for his latest video. Too much lycra.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 08:04

    I might even go so far as to say you need to take a point off Heikki for his latest video. Too much lycra.

    Wow. I have no sound so that video is all kinds of scary! :)

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 08:05

    Wow. I have no sound so that video is all kinds of scary! :)

    oh but watching it further he needs to regain a point because it has Catherine, on a treadmill, wearing glasses. <3

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 08:08

    oh gawd, guilty of thread jumping! was replying to the 'sinking ship' comment. shanghai circuit is actually sinking, cos like my school they built it on marshland. abu dhabi's sinking cos it had 1 lacklustre race and was panned by fans and critics.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 08:09

    oh gawd, guilty of thread jumping! was replying to the 'sinking ship' comment. shanghai circuit is actually sinking, cos like my school they built it on marshland. abu dhabi's sinking cos it had 1 lacklustre race and was panned by fans and critics.

    Ah, gotcha.

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 08:09

    Remember how I told you that we are doing a team building event on Friday and we have been put into teams with Racing Driver names?

    Well our secretary is in Team Jenson Button and when she asked me who he was, I told her and said that she should be pleased as he's quite handsome. She looked him up and agrees - I think she may have put a pic up of him...

  • paul13/04/2010 at 08:12

    Well our secretary is in Team Jenson Button and when she asked me who he was, I told her and said that she should be pleased as he's quite handsome. She looked him up and agrees - I think she may have put a pic up of him...

    I you also explained that he was Lou's?

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 08:13

    Well our secretary is in Team Jenson Button and when she asked me who he was, I told her and said that she should be pleased as he's quite handsome. She looked him up and agrees - I think she may have put a pic up of him...

    I you also explained that he was Lou's?

    If Lou worked for us then she could be in that team. From the sounds of things our secretary likes him too though ;)

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 08:22

    so Mr McFadden's birthday is the same day as mine and he got a #1 single. I still think my blocks are cooler.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 08:37

    Exactly that. Never mind the week when he got ten points and shot straight to the top. It's all about the week where he's deducted a point for a weird hat.

    However he now has the killer advantage... He knows the kind of things to do and avoid to work his way up the rankings. If we see him wearing fewer weird hats and doing more mega cool things then we'll know he's taken your no weird hat message on board :)

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 08:51

    so Mr McFadden's birthday is the same day as mine and he got a #1 single. I still think my blocks are cooler.

    I didn't even know he had a new song.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 08:52

    I didn't even know he had a new song.

    I think it was only released in Australia, that's what he did with his last album. We appear to have adopted him as one of our own.

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 09:25

    Morning everyone, another lovely day in south wales. Suppose I'm going to have to get used to all this nice weather :)

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 09:34

    Mooorning :D

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 09:36

    Morning everyone, another lovely day in south wales. Suppose I'm going to have to get used to all this nice weather :)

    I wouldn't! :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 09:36

    Morning all

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 09:38

    I like that people are meeting drivers at the airport to tell drivers how to tweet in China. It's just like China has Amy too.

    http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/12094169736

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 09:38

    I wouldn't! :)

    I'll take the nice weather here whenever i can! 21 years of experience has taught me that no matter how nice it may be in the morning, it's amazing how a few hours later it could be torrential or stormy. Silly welsh weather *shakes fist at it*

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 09:40

    I'll take the nice weather here whenever i can! 21 years of experience has taught me that no matter how nice it may be in the morning, it's amazing how a few hours later it could be torrential or stormy. Silly welsh weather *shakes fist at it*

    BARROWMAN!!!!

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 09:40

    I like that people are meeting drivers at the airport to tell drivers how to tweet in China. It's just like China has Amy too.

    That's brilliant!

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 09:41

    I like that people are meeting drivers at the airport to tell drivers how to tweet in China. It's just like China has Amy too.

    How do you know I'm not in China right now? Ni hao.

  • me13/04/2010 at 09:42

    Oh, did you see Chandock retweeted about your rankings? Maybe our nagging at Melbourne rubbed off on him :D

    steven tweeted him too i think.

    (hearts) chandock.

  • James13/04/2010 at 09:43

    If your a Doctor Who fan and like to avoid spoilers. I recommend not looking at the Radio Times this week ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 09:44

    steven tweeted him too i think.

    I decided it was only fair he knew he was leading. He also tweeted that he is learning how to do video blogs so I guess he will pick up points when he does those

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 09:44

    I'm so torn... What do you do if you're hungry but can't be bothered to go to the bakers? More places should deliver!

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 09:45

    If your a Doctor Who fan and like to avoid spoilers. I recommend not looking at the Radio Times this week ;)

    Don't read the Radio Times. Read and you're spoilt. Don't turn the page. Don't look at the spoilers. And don't read it. Good Luck.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 09:45

    I'm so torn... What do you do if you're hungry but can't be bothered to go to the bakers? More places should deliver!

    Stay hungry?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 09:45

    I'm so torn... What do you do if you're hungry but can't be bothered to go to the bakers? More places should deliver!

    send Nick?

    Hey all

  • me13/04/2010 at 09:45

    I decided it was only fair he knew he was leading. He also tweeted that he is learning how to do video blogs so I guess he will pick up points when he does those

    that's ace. although... what's to learn?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 09:45

    If your a Doctor Who fan and like to avoid spoilers. I recommend not looking at the Radio Times this week ;)

    Doctor Who regeneration is all about drugs. Not a spoiler

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8616413.stm

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 09:45

    Don't read the Radio Times. Read and you're spoilt. Don't turn the page. Don't look at the spoilers. And don't read it. Good Luck.

    :)

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 09:45

    I'm so torn... What do you do if you're hungry but can't be bothered to go to the bakers? More places should deliver!

    cereal.

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 09:45

    I'm so torn... What do you do if you're hungry but can't be bothered to go to the bakers? More places should deliver!

    I dunno...

    Greggs Home Delivery would be the end of me.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 09:46

    I'm so torn... What do you do if you're hungry but can't be bothered to go to the bakers? More places should deliver!

    Send Nick to the bakers

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 09:46

    Stay hungry?

    It's looking that way. I tried to get Nick to go but he's having none of it :D

  • James13/04/2010 at 09:46

    Don't read the Radio Times. Read and you're spoilt. Don't turn the page. Don't look at the spoilers. And don't read it. Good Luck.

    hehe :D

  • lou13/04/2010 at 09:48

    It's looking that way. I tried to get Nick to go but he's having none of it :D

    wait until Nick gets hungry enough to go for you?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 09:48

    that's ace. although... what's to learn?

    I have no idea.

    He has a youtube channel now

    http://www.youtube.com/user/karunracing

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 09:49

    It's looking that way. I tried to get Nick to go but he's having none of it :D

    He's 'working' apparently. I can see him looking up apple tvs! :P

  • lou13/04/2010 at 09:50

    He's 'working' apparently. I can see him looking up apple tvs! :P

    werent you going to Lego land today?

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 09:52

    werent you going to Lego land today?

    Yeah we kinda slept in. I'm knackered though so we're gonna go tomorrow.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 10:07

    Yeah we kinda slept in. I'm knackered though so we're gonna go tomorrow.

    hehe seems fair :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:14

    Must stop looking at videos/articles about photoshop cs5... but it looks sooooo good :(

  • lou13/04/2010 at 10:15

    Must stop looking at videos/articles about photoshop cs5... but it looks sooooo good :(

    i bet it's also sooooooo expensive :(

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:16

    i bet it's also sooooooo expensive :(

    Photoshop alone is £650...

    the entire suite is nearly £2000

  • lou13/04/2010 at 10:16

    i bet it's also sooooooo expensive :(

    Photoshop alone is £650...

    the entire suite is nearly £2000

    i'll stick to my old photoshop 7 then :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:18

    i'll stick to my old photoshop 7 then :)

    Yeah, I'll do the same.

    Could do with that lottery win about now though :D

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 10:18

    I have to go now. Catch you lot later.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 10:19

    Could do with that lottery win about now though :D

    if i win £2000 on the lottery... then i'm buying a new lens... i don't love photoshop that much :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:19

    I have to go now. Catch you lot later.

    Bye steven

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 10:31

    I like that people are meeting drivers at the airport to tell drivers how to tweet in China. It's just like China has Amy too.

    How do you know I'm not in China right now? Ni hao. {Comment #500}

    Because you'd have told us about the two cool friends you'd made who are (almost) as enthusiastic about F1 as you are (Karun was apparently met by a committee of three fans who wanted to tell him about the Twitter access method). And also whether Sidepodcast is banned in China.

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:31

    I heart this screenshot of F1 2010... it's a shame the car in question won't be there come the game's release :(

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/codemasters/4504713879/

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 10:32

    I decided it was only fair he knew he was leading. He also tweeted that he is learning how to do video blogs so I guess he will pick up points when he does those

    that's ace. although... what's to learn? {Comment #508}

    Apart from "don't try doing stop-motion unless you love banging your head against a brick wall"? Probably not a lot...

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:33

    Because you'd have told us about the two cool friends you'd made who are (almost) as enthusiastic about F1 as you are (Karun was apparently met by a committee of three fans who wanted to tell him about the Twitter access method). And also whether Sidepodcast is banned in China.

    sidepodcast is OK in China, never had problem accessing it there. blogger blogs however, as well as wordpress.com blog do have problems

  • lou13/04/2010 at 10:33

    I have to go now. Catch you lot later.

    bye steven, i've got to go have an injection, will be back soon! xx

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 10:34

    sidepodcast is OK in China, never had problem accessing it there. blogger blogs however, as well as wordpress.com blog do have problems

    speaking of which, what day is Journeyer heading there?

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:35

    bye steven, i've got to go have an injection, will be back soon! xx

    Byeee, remember to ask for a lollipop from the doctor when it's done ;)

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:38

    speaking of which, what day is Journeyer heading there?

    I am not sure. I received my shiny new 3 year visa for that horrible country today and will be heading up north next week. not for F1 though. Went there 2004-2007 and at the moment have no intentions to go back to see that race, ever

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 10:39

    I am not sure. I received my shiny new 3 year visa for that horrible country today and will be heading up north next week. not for F1 though. Went there 2004-2007 and at the moment have no intentions to go back to see that race, ever

    its definitely the only one "close" to me I have no desire to go to.

  • startledbunny13/04/2010 at 10:39

    I heart this screenshot of F1 2010... it's a shame the car in question won't be there come the game's release :(

    http://www.fli...demasters/4504713879/

    I wish they would put in a custom livery option, like in GRID. It was limited, but at least you had something to make the car your own.

    hi btw

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:42

    its definitely the only one "close" to me I have no desire to go to.

    well, to be fair, there are some great spots on the track from where to watch and all the races I saw there live were memorable for one reason or another. but I simply can't take that country any more (and I live only 40 mins from the border ...)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 10:44

    its definitely the only one "close" to me I have no desire to go to.

    well, to be fair, there are some great spots on the track from where to watch and all the races I saw there live were memorable for one reason or another. but I simply can't take that country any more (and I live only 40 mins from the border ...)

    I thought you lived in Hong Kong? Or is that more autonomous than Mainland China?

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 10:44

    I wish they would put in a custom livery option, like in GRID. It was limited, but at least you had something to make the car your own.

    hi btw

    Morning sb. That would be a good idea

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:45

    I thought you lived in Hong Kong? Or is that more autonomous than Mainland China?

    I do not consider Hong Kong as China :-) big difference

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 10:45

    I wish they would put in a custom livery option, like in GRID. It was limited, but at least you had something to make the car your own.

    hi btw

    Morning sb. That would be a good idea

    Just play rFactor. There's tons of mods like that...

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 10:45

    I thought you lived in Hong Kong? Or is that more autonomous than Mainland China?

    I do not consider Hong Kong as China :-) big difference

    Right, noted ;)

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 10:46

    well, to be fair, there are some great spots on the track from where to watch and all the races I saw there live were memorable for one reason or another. but I simply can't take that country any more (and I live only 40 mins from the border ...)

    I am far too lazy to travel anywhere that requires an actual effort to get in :D

  • startledbunny13/04/2010 at 10:46

    I thought you lived in Hong Kong? Or is that more autonomous than Mainland China?

    It must be, that's where Google sent their search results from when they announced they were not going to restrict them anymore

  • Maverick13/04/2010 at 10:47

    I am far too lazy to travel anywhere that requires an actual effort to get in :D

    I hate revolving doors too :D

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 10:47

    I hate revolving doors too :D

    :D :D

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:49

    It must be, that's where Google sent their search results from when they announced they were not going to restrict them anymore

    well, there is no obvious censorship here (although some local media with business interests in the Mainland are careful :-) ) and if you want to demonstrate the police will actually help you with traffic arrangements :-)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 10:51

    It must be, that's where Google sent their search results from when they announced they were not going to restrict them anymore

    well, there is no obvious censorship here (although some local media with business interests in the Mainland are careful :-) ) and if you want to demonstrate the police will actually help you with traffic arrangements :-)

    How polite of them ;)

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:52

    in any case, looks like Kovalainen, Chandhok, Webber, Gascoine have no problems tweeting from Shanghai so far

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 10:54

    in any case, looks like Kovalainen, Chandhok, Webber, Gascoine have no problems tweeting from Shanghai so far

    and Catherine!

  • F1Wolf13/04/2010 at 10:57

    How polite of them

    they are actually quite OK here, generally helpful. and even it has been 13 years since handover there is still quite a number of expats on the force.

    but the moment you cross the border and see those uniforms up north you see a totally different picture.

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 10:58

    How polite of them

    they are actually quite OK here, generally helpful. and even it has been 13 years since handover there is still quite a number of expats on the force.

    but the moment you cross the border and see those uniforms up north you see a totally different picture.

    So I hear. The outlaws went last year and said something similar...

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:00

    I'm back again :)

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 11:06

    I'm back again :)

    That was quick!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:07

    That was quick!

    our doctors surgery is only down the road, plus i'm really not fussed about injections. She just did it and then we left. hehe lets hope i don't have any side effects :)

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:11

    our doctors surgery is only down the road, plus i'm really not fussed about injections. She just did it and then we left. hehe lets hope i don't have any side effects :)

    *hopes Lou doesn't keel over*

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:12

    *hopes Lou doesn't keel over*

    hehe i've been fine with the other 2, so this should be fine too :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 11:21

    our doctors surgery is only down the road, plus i'm really not fussed about injections. She just did it and then we left. hehe lets hope i don't have any side effects :)

    Did you get a lollipop from the doctor? Upon growing up I realised that bribery was clearly my parent's ways of getting me to the doctors.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 11:22

    Did you get a lollipop from the doctor? Upon growing up I realised that bribery was clearly my parent's ways of getting me to the doctors.

    bribery is awesome.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:22

    Did you get a lollipop from the doctor? Upon growing up I realised that bribery was clearly my parent's ways of getting me to the doctors.

    no.. but then again i didn't ask. I was too busy talking to the nurse about alevels.

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:27

    no.. but then again i didn't ask. I was too busy talking to the nurse about alevels.

    "So, how's your course going?" *stab*

    That was pretty much my anaesthetic injection when I was on the table at Papworth 6 months ago.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 11:28

    That was pretty much my anaesthetic injection when I was on the table at Papworth 6 months ago.

    my injections tend to go "now, look away" as I stare intently at my arm and go "ooh, fascinating"

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 11:29

    That was pretty much my anaesthetic injection when I was on the table at Papworth 6 months ago.

    I don't have any issues with needles, but when we had the BCJ one in school or whatever the heck it was called, I was nearly sick. Not because of the needle or anything, just from waiting. It was really surreal. Never been like that before regarding injections.

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:29

    my injections tend to go "now, look away" as I stare intently at my arm and go "ooh, fascinating"

    :D :D

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:30

    I don't have any issues with needles, but when we had the BCJ one in school or whatever the heck it was called, I was nearly sick. Not because of the needle or anything, just from waiting. It was really surreal. Never been like that before regarding injections.

    Ah yeah, I didn't like that one. Had the Meningitis C jab at school and the amount of kids who punched my arm made the damn thing bleed.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 11:31

    ooh, I just realised I will miss FP1 and at least half of FP3. I'm really only sad that I will be missing 5 Live.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:31

    my injections tend to go "now, look away" as I stare intently at my arm and go "ooh, fascinating"

    hehe i'm the opposite, as long as i don't look at it i'm fine :)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 11:31

    That was pretty much my anaesthetic injection when I was on the table at Papworth 6 months ago.

    I don't have any issues with needles, but when we had the BCJ one in school or whatever the heck it was called, I was nearly sick. Not because of the needle or anything, just from waiting. It was really surreal. Never been like that before regarding injections.

    I fainted last time I gave blood for a test - although it was probably due to the fact that I had had nothing to eat or drink that day before the test. The time before I was fine!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:33

    I don't have any issues with needles, but when we had the BCJ one in school or whatever the heck it was called, I was nearly sick. Not because of the needle or anything, just from waiting. It was really surreal. Never been like that before regarding injections.

    ooh i never had the BCG... something to do with it not being compulsory anymore or something..

  • lou13/04/2010 at 11:34

    I fainted last time I gave blood for a test - although it was probably due to the fact that I had had nothing to eat or drink that day before the test. The time before I was fine!

    i've never had a blood test, but the thought of having one makes me feel faint.

  • Maverick13/04/2010 at 11:34

    my injections tend to go "now, look away" as I stare intently at my arm and go "ooh, fascinating"

    the number of injections I've been given / blood samples had taken by students is ridiculous. well into double figures.

    you're forced to sit through a running commentary from the doctor on how it's done before the student nervously attacks you.

    it's so hard to say "no thank you, incompetent students scare me" though

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 11:35

    I fainted last time I gave blood for a test - although it was probably due to the fact that I had had nothing to eat or drink that day before the test. The time before I was fine!

    I had a blood test for an operation on my chest about 3 years ago and I spent the entire test laughing because it felt like I was being tickled. The nurse gave me such an odd look...

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 11:36

    the number of injections I've been given / blood samples had taken by students is ridiculous. well into double figures.

    you're forced to sit through a running commentary from the doctor on how it's done before the student nervously attacks you.

    it's so hard to say "no thank you, incompetent students scare me" though

    I had a surgery about 10 years ago and a student put the needle-input-thingy in my hand, straight into something that wasn't a vein. It still hurts when I put pressure on that part of my hand :(

  • Maverick13/04/2010 at 11:36

    I had a surgery about 10 years ago and a student put the needle-input-thingy in my hand, straight into something that wasn't a vein. It still hurts when I put pressure on that part of my hand :(

    I just wish they'd wait until I'm dead before using me for medical research!

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 11:37

    I just wish they'd wait until I'm dead before using me for medical research!

    I was the only person in my flat at uni who wasn't doing a degree that involved having my own personal cadaver. I wasn't jealous.

  • Maverick13/04/2010 at 11:41

    I was the only person in my flat at uni who wasn't doing a degree that involved having my own personal cadaver. I wasn't jealous.

    studying law were they?

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 11:43

    studying law were they?

    heheh.

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:46

    I was the only person in my flat at uni who wasn't doing a degree that involved having my own personal cadaver. I wasn't jealous.

    :D

    All my flatmates at uni were doing psychology degrees. When I mentioned I had Aspergers, all of a sudden they wanted to ask lots of questions. Did I mention they were rather lovely-looking ladies? :D

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:46

    studying law were they?

    :D

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:47

    I just wish they'd wait until I'm dead before using me for medical research!

    What, no drug trials?! Free handouts, insurance if you die whilst on the trial!

    I sound way too enthusiastic about that, don't I?

  • Maverick13/04/2010 at 11:47

    All my flatmates at uni were doing psychology degrees. When I mentioned I had Aspergers, all of a sudden they wanted to ask lots of questions. Did I mention they were rather lovely-looking ladies? :D

    #oddchatuplineoftheday

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 11:49

    I fainted last time I gave blood for a test - although it was probably due to the fact that I had had nothing to eat or drink that day before the test. The time before I was fine!

    I had a blood test for an operation on my chest about 3 years ago and I spent the entire test laughing because it felt like I was being tickled. The nurse gave me such an odd look...

    When I had a battery of tests last year for non-existent Epilepsy, they did an EEG(?) test where they stuck a load of electrodes to my head, asked me to close my eyes and flashed a strobe light repeatedly at me to see how I reacted.

    The colours and shapes are so pretty that it's really enjoyable! When I was asked afterwards how I felt. I told the nurse I really enjoyed it and she said "Oh, normally only the kids say that!"

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 11:49

    I just wish they'd wait until I'm dead before using me for medical research!

    I was the only person in my flat at uni who wasn't doing a degree that involved having my own personal cadaver. I wasn't jealous.

    They were magicians (abra-cadaver)?

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 11:51

    All my flatmates at uni were doing psychology degrees. When I mentioned I had Aspergers, all of a sudden they wanted to ask lots of questions. Did I mention they were rather lovely-looking ladies? :D

    You do? Can't say I noticed anything the other day!

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 11:58

    You do? Can't say I noticed anything the other day!

    Thank you. It's not obvious, I try not to make it obvious. :)

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 12:00

    They were magicians (abra-cadaver)?

    Badumtish.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 12:05

    Hello

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 12:05

    ooh i never had the BCG... something to do with it not being compulsory anymore or something..

    I never had it because they did the test beforehand and I had the little dots come up.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 12:16

    LOOOOOU!

    If you are around, there is tennis on, and it's in Monaco.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 12:17

    LOOOOOU!

    If you are around, there is tennis on, and it's in Monaco.

    OMG!!!!! Amy you are awesome! *goes to find a feed*

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 12:18

    OMG!!!!! Amy you are awesome! *goes to find a feed*

    The Monte Carlo Masters aren't a favourite of mine, because they're not compulsory so Roger doesn't go ;) but they are the first Masters on clay of the year, and apparently the "jewel" of the circuit, just like in F1 :D

  • lou13/04/2010 at 12:21

    The Monte Carlo Masters aren't a favourite of mine, because they're not compulsory so Roger doesn't go ;) but they are the first Masters on clay of the year, and apparently the "jewel" of the circuit, just like in F1 :D

    hehehe thank you,

    #TennisGuru :)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 12:48

    Ouch! I'm eating a piece of rock, and it seems to be as sharp as it's namesake!

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 12:51

    Oooh new macbooks: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

    Ooooh

  • lou13/04/2010 at 12:52

    Oooh new macbooks: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

    !!!!!!!!! #needsamacbook

  • Jeremy13/04/2010 at 13:40

    Oooh new macbooks: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

    Pretty awesome huh? :-)

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:19

    Oooh new macbooks: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

    Ooooh

    oooooh!

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:20

    btw alex, did you know microsoft released .net 4 and vs2010?

    i'm stunned such a massive release appears to have gone ahead with so little coverage.

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 14:22

    btw alex, did you know microsoft released .net 4 and vs2010?

    ALREADY?! seriously??

    how come i've heard absolutely nothing about it? is it already on sale?

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:23

    how come i've heard absolutely nothing about it? is it already on sale?

    am just installing the trial now. apparently no-one else here noticed either.

    microsoft homepage... nothing.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 14:24

    btw alex, did you know microsoft released .net 4 and vs2010?

    i'm stunned such a massive release appears to have gone ahead with so little coverage.

    ummm... What?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 14:25

    ummm... What?

    Does anyone else get the distinct impression that Microsoft spend a lot of time adjusting their gun sights to get better and better aim at their feet?

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:26

    Does anyone else get the distinct impression that Microsoft spend a lot of time adjusting their gun sights to get better and better aim at their feet?

    loads of coverage about some second-rate legacy phone with a rubbish name. nothing about what is arguably their most important product.

    weird.

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 14:27

    am just installing the trial now. apparently no-one else here noticed either.

    is it a beta? or a proper RTM copy?

    IIRC, the launch was scheduled for may or june, around the same time as Office 2010,

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:27

    is it a beta? or a proper RTM copy?

    final gold master. the freebee version is also available: http://www.microsoft.com/exPress/

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 14:29

    final gold master. the freebee version is also available: http://www.microsoft.com/exPress/

    well... i'll be darned. will ask about it here at work as well...

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 14:29

    loads of coverage about some second-rate legacy phone with a rubbish name. nothing about what is arguably their most important product.

    Apparently it came out yesterday

  • James13/04/2010 at 14:30

    final gold master. the freebee version is also available: http://www.microsoft.com/exPress/

    hasn't appeard on the MSDN for my Uni, so I will wait until it does ;)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 14:34

    Is it wrong putting all my dissertation work (so far) into one word document has terrified me?

    6 months of work, so far 12,000 words and 27 pages with another chapter to write and then 15 pages of appendices to add onto the end I reuse to believe I've written all that... but I have... *shivers*

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 14:35

    *37 pages even. 27 wouldnt scare me so much though.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 14:36

    6 months of work, so far 12,000 words and 27 pages with another chapter to write and then 15 pages of appendices to add onto the end I reuse to believe I've written all that... but I have... *shivers*

    That is a lot of work!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 14:36

    Is it wrong putting all my dissertation work (so far) into one word document has terrified me?

    6 months of work, so far 12,000 words and 27 pages with another chapter to write and then 15 pages of appendices to add onto the end I reuse to believe I've written all that... but I have... *shivers*

    oh my goodness!!

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 14:37

    That is a lot of work!

    Mum came in not too long ago and I told her I could probably get it done by the weekend and she said what I just typed out basically and I went really red and just frozen up about it

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:41

    Apparently it came out yesterday

    i'm not that far behind then.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 14:42

    Apparently it came out yesterday

    i'm not that far behind then.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework#.NET_Framework_4

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:44

    http://en.wiki...work#.NET_Framework_4

    they released on the same day CS5 was announced? that's plain silly.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 14:53

    woohoo, finally caught up to episode 10 of Lost, and episode 11 is on TV tomorrow. All is well. Except its 1am, whoops. Night all!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 14:53

    woohoo, finally caught up to episode 10 of Lost, and episode 11 is on TV tomorrow. All is well. Except its 1am, whoops. Night all!

    night Amy!

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:54

    woohoo, finally caught up to episode 10 of Lost, and episode 11 is on TV tomorrow. All is well. Except its 1am, whoops. Night all!

    which one is 10?

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 14:54

    woohoo, finally caught up to episode 10 of Lost, and episode 11 is on TV tomorrow. All is well. Except its 1am, whoops. Night all!

    Night amy. I am also going to disappear but not to go to sleep, but to hopefully reach the dissertation finish line!

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 14:54

    which one is 10?

    the one that was based around Sun and Jin

  • lou13/04/2010 at 14:55

    Night amy. I am also going to disappear but not to go to sleep, but to hopefully reach the dissertation finish line!

    woohooo!!! :)

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:55

    the one that was based around Sun and Jin

    episode 11 is the best.one.ever! don't miss it.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 14:58

    episode 11 is the best.one.ever! don't miss it.

    PVR is already set in case I fall asleep/don't make it home from my pilates class in time.

  • me13/04/2010 at 14:58

    PVR is already set in case I fall asleep/don't make it home from my pilates class in time.

    pila..?

    night amy :)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 14:59

    PVR is already set in case I fall asleep/don't make it home from my pilates class in time.

    arrrrrrrghhh!

  • RG13/04/2010 at 15:00

    episode 11 is the best.one.ever! don't miss it.

    Well, you can't really afford to miss an episode of Lost anyway...

    Afternoon folks.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:01

    PVR is already set in case I fall asleep/don't make it home from my pilates class in time.

    I go out for a few hours and come back to find people exercising. What has happened to this place?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 15:01

    arrrrrrrghhh!

    This is supposed to sound like a pirates arrrgh as I always "comically" correct Katherine when she says she is going to pilates class with, "you're going to pirates class?", "No pilates class", "You're learning to be a pilot? That will save us some money on holidays". This has never really been funny but I think that if I repeat it often enough it might work :)

    Mr C it essentially means bending lessons

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 15:02

    This has never really been funny but I think that if I repeat it often enough it might work :)

    I imagine Katherine thinks otherwise.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:02

    This is supposed to sound like a pirates arrrgh as I always "comically" correct Katherine when she says she is going to pilates class with, "you're going to pirates class?", "No pilates class", "You're learning to be a pilot? That will save us some money on holidays". This has never really been funny but I think that if I repeat it often enough it might work :)

    I think people who do pilates are just pontious

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 15:03

    I go out for a few hours and come back to find people exercising. What has happened to this place?

    I got invited to go to my first exercise class ever, and I figure I have to make more of an effort to have a social life that isn't solely based online so off I am going. If I don't make it out alive, avenge me.

  • me13/04/2010 at 15:04

    I go out for a few hours and come back to find people exercising. What has happened to this place?

    :D

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 15:04

    I imagine Katherine thinks otherwise.

    Indeed... There is very little chance it will work... I am a very annoying person.

  • me13/04/2010 at 15:04

    Mr C it essentially means bending lessons

    i know what it is. i was shocked amy was doing it.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 15:04

    I think people who do pilates are just pontious

    :) :)

  • Stuart C13/04/2010 at 15:05

    I think people who do pilates are just pontious

    One of my favourite puns...

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 15:05

    i know what it is. i was shocked amy was doing it.

    Ah okay... One never knows sometimes which bits of popular culture might have sailed by you ;)

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 15:05

    i know what it is. i was shocked amy was doing it.

    I wouldn't have to take such drastic measures if more of you folk lived in Melbourne. Then I'd have a built in social life :D

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:05

    I got invited to go to my first exercise class ever, and I figure I have to make more of an effort to have a social life that isn't solely based online so off I am going. If I don't make it out alive, avenge me.

    I assume your plan is to infiltrate them and convert them to F1 and Finns

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 15:06

    and I know I said I was sleeping but I just remembered I have to transfer many books to Alistair. So I will sleep soon. :D

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:06

    One of my favourite puns...

    Why thank you.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 15:06

    I assume your plan is to infiltrate them and convert them to F1 and Finns

    I don't think it will work with this one, sadly. She's a big Roger fan though.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 15:06

    and I know I said I was sleeping but I just remembered I have to transfer many books to Alistair. So I will sleep soon. :D

    :)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 15:07

    and I know I said I was sleeping but I just remembered I have to transfer many books to Alistair. So I will sleep soon. :D

    Alistair?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:07

    I wouldn't have to take such drastic measures if more of you folk lived in Melbourne. Then I'd have a built in social life :D

    It will be fine once you move to Europe in the summer

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 15:07

    Alistair?

    Amy's Kindle... I think Katherine came up with the name

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:08

    Alistair?

    That saved me thinking I was stupid

  • lou13/04/2010 at 15:08

    Amy's Kindle... I think Katherine came up with the name

    oooh!! i probably knew this, but my memory is awful.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:09

    Amy's Kindle... I think Katherine came up with the name

    Logical really. Can Mr C give us the Viva F1 smiley where the eyes spin in circles?

  • me13/04/2010 at 15:10

    Logical really. Can Mr C give us the Viva F1 smiley where the eyes spin in circles?

    ooh, possibly. i have lots of free time now :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:10

    Amy's Kindle... I think Katherine came up with the name

    I think it should be called Eddi. Far more sensible

  • lou13/04/2010 at 15:11

    That saved me thinking I was stupid

    glad i could help ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:11

    ooh, possibly. i have lots of free time now :)

    I am sure you have more important things to do than create smileys

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 15:12

    I think it should be called Eddi. Far more sensible

    It should be called Eddi after the female Scottish singer Eddi Reader.. Clever huh?

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 15:14

    It should be called Eddi after the female Scottish singer Eddi Reader.. Clever huh?

    well done!

    I just downloaded a sample of a book called "Essential Finnish Grammar" but the book is so long the sample was just the contents pages. Boo. Although, I hate it when I get samples and they're so good I want to read the rest of the book and end up buying it. Silly Amazon, their money making ideas actually work.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 15:33

    looook!!!! Mr Bellanca has taken a picture of the renault that makes it look pretty!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rf1paddockpass/4513906701/in/photostream/

  • me13/04/2010 at 16:56

    i think microsoft might be dying: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/04/13/microsoft-outsourcing

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 16:58

    i think microsoft might be dying: http://daringf...microsoft-outsourcing

    talk about odd. but right now, i think it's still in the "too big to fail" stage. they're a long way from their glory days, but Windows 7 has proved to be popular enough, and certainly better than Vista.

  • me13/04/2010 at 17:01

    talk about odd. but right now, i think it's still in the "too big to fail" stage. they're a long way from their glory days, but Windows 7 has proved to be popular enough, and certainly better than Vista.

    i'm just struggling to see the momentum.

    i guess you're right, they have enough money to continue probably forever, but they do seem to be limping along. maybe even crawling.

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 17:07

    talk about odd. but right now, i think it's still in the "too big to fail" stage. they're a long way from their glory days, but Windows 7 has proved to be popular enough, and certainly better than Vista.

    i'm just struggling to see the momentum.

    i guess you're right, they have enough money to continue probably forever, but they do seem to be limping along. maybe even crawling.

    I think they're becoming IBM.

  • Turkey Machine13/04/2010 at 17:11

    heehee, it's funny to read about hangovers when you're a sensible drinker!! :D

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:14

    talk about odd. but right now, i think it's still in the "too big to fail" stage. they're a long way from their glory days, but Windows 7 has proved to be popular enough, and certainly better than Vista.

    Jist like there is no way anything could take over the Sony Walkman's dominating market position

  • me13/04/2010 at 17:14

    I think they're becoming IBM.

    very likely, google desktop it is then.

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:15

    I think they're becoming IBM.

    i would agree. but just like IBM, can microsoft reinvent itself? it seems that when bill gates left, so did the creative juice. can they adapt to a post-gates era?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:16

    i would agree. but just like IBM, can microsoft reinvent itself? it seems that when bill gates left, so did the creative juice. can they adapt to a post-gates era?

    Same as Aple when Jobs wasn't there

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:17

    Jist like there is no way anything could take over the Sony Walkman's dominating market position

    but then it took anyone the better part of 25 years before someone pulled it off. and despite the vista mess, no one's been able to step up and take advantage...

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 17:18

    Even folks,

    What goes on?

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:19

    Even folks,

    What goes on?

    Hey Leigh. Not much. You?

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 17:22

    Not much. Just tired.

    Going to view a room at a flat in a while, so am piling up on tea to keep my eyes open

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 17:22

    Even folks,

    What goes on?

    Hey dude. Just watching the Indycar race from Barber.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 17:25

    Hey dude. Just watching the Indycar race from Barber.

    Interesting race, but I hear the TV missed a lot of moves - kind of glad I watched the web feed (different camera director)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 17:25

    Hey dude. Just watching the Indycar race from Barber.

    Interesting race, but I hear the TV missed a lot of moves - kind of glad I watched the web feed (different camera director)

    I'll let you know in a couple of hours ;)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:34

    i think microsoft might be dying: http://daringf...microsoft-outsourcing

    I saw that... That's Ballmer-think right there.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:37

    but then it took anyone the better part of 25 years before someone pulled it off. and despite the vista mess, no one's been able to step up and take advantage...

    Heh... And nobody ever got fired for buying IBM... Oh wait...

    I am convinced the biggest risk to Microsoft is Google Docs. It's also the biggest risk to Apple right now. People probably think I'm an Apple fan boi but I have to say that the way Apple has messed up online syncing of documents makes me think they really really don't get the internet.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:40

    I am convinced the biggest risk to Microsoft is Google Docs. It's also the biggest risk to Apple right now. People probably think I'm an Apple fan boi but I have to say that the way Apple has messed up online syncing of documents makes me think they really really don't get the internet.

    Apple's reputation seems to have taken a nosedive in the last year. Even on Leo's shows where they almost all think Jobs walks on water you hear a lot of complaining about various aspects of Apple now

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:41

    I am convinced the biggest risk to Microsoft is Google Docs. It's also the biggest risk to Apple right now. People probably think I'm an Apple fan boi but I have to say that the way Apple has messed up online syncing of documents makes me think they really really don't get the internet.

    But Google doesn't understand marketing anything like Apple does. Which probably explains the fine balance between the two of them right now.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:42

    As an interesting aside... I remember an article by a guy who worked at Microsoft and moved to google. He said that to get new computer equiptment you had to get things signed off and approved in triplicate and by the time stuff arrived it was out of date and this is at a software company. At google they have a stack of equiptment on every floor and you can go and get whatever you need. Google's IT costs less to run than Microsofts...

    Also Joel Spolsky visited both Microsoft and Google's headquarters last year. At Microsoft's office while waiting in reception to get on the wifi network he had to sign a declaration agreeing to the terms and conditions of using Microsoft's in office wifi and a second signature stating he wouldn't ask the receptionists for technical support if it didn't work. Google's free wifi was open and available in the cab on the way to the office.

    I think these things tell you everything you need to know about how the companies think about people.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:43

    Apple's reputation seems to have taken a nosedive in the last year. Even on Leo's shows where they almost all think Jobs walks on water you hear a lot of complaining about various aspects of Apple now

    Don't get me wrong Apple is fantastic... And I can't believe these people complaining that it's not fair that Apple won't let flash on the iPhone... Show me the other phone's running full flash and I'll get back to you!

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:44

    I think these things tell you everything you need to know about how the companies think about people.

    Indeed. Pretty startling, that.

    Anyway, off to bed for me. Night, folks!

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:44

    I am convinced the biggest risk to Microsoft is Google Docs. It's also the biggest risk to Apple right now. People probably think I'm an Apple fan boi but I have to say that the way Apple has messed up online syncing of documents makes me think they really really don't get the internet.

    But Google doesn't understand marketing anything like Apple does. Which probably explains the fine balance between the two of them right now.

    Why do mummy and daddy have to fight? ;)

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:45

    Why do mummy and daddy have to fight? ;)

    :D

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 17:45

    Why do mummy and daddy have to fight? ;)

    Daddy drinks because you cry.

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:45

    Don't get me wrong Apple is fantastic... And I can't believe these people complaining that it's not fair that Apple won't let flash on the iPhone... Show me the other phone's running full flash and I'll get back to you!

    The only reason I'm not really asking for Flash is because YouTube and JTV have made Apps. Otherwise, I'd pretty much be asking for it too.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:45

    Anyway, off to bed for me. Night, folks!

    Night Journeyer :)

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 17:47

    The only reason I'm not really asking for Flash is because YouTube and JTV have made Apps. Otherwise, I'd pretty much be asking for it too.

    I'll ask for Shumi to win 20 more championships before I ask Apple for Flash.

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 17:47

    Hiii

    We've been to visit the Queen in Windsor. Feeding ducks is fun. She has those painted ones you all like so much :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2010 at 17:47

    I'll ask for Shumi to win 20 more championships before I ask Apple for Flash.

    I'll take Schumi with 20 more championships EASILY. :D

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 17:48

    Hiii

    We've been to visit the Queen in Windsor. Feeding ducks is fun. She has those painted ones you all like so much :D

    Cool!

    We went to see the changing of the guards the other day :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:48

    We've been to visit the Queen in Windsor. Feeding ducks is fun. She has those painted ones you all like so much :D

    Did you feed the Queen or just her ducks?

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 17:49

    Right folks,

    I'm off to look at a new flat - back in a while

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 17:49

    Did you feed the Queen or just her ducks?

    Sadly the Queen stayed inside :(

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:51

    Sadly the Queen stayed inside :(

    Boo her. Could she not see you had come to visit? It would have served her right if you had gone to Lego land

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 17:51

    Sadly the Queen stayed inside :(

    Did Nick go with you? (sorry, been out of it for awhile).

    'cause if he was coming I'd stay inside too.

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:56

    Steven... Do you have a webcam? I'd like to test something with skype... You would be broadcast though.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 17:56

    Hiii

    We've been to visit the Queen in Windsor. Feeding ducks is fun. She has those painted ones you all like so much :D

    did you get any photos??

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:58

    Steven... Do you have a webcam? I'd like to test something with skype... You would be broadcast though.

    Sorry Alex. I don't have a webcam

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:58

    did you get any photos??

    You just want photos of the duck don't you?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 17:58

    Sorry Alex. I don't have a webcam

    Shame!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 17:59

    You just want photos of the duck don't you?

    no ...yes..

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 17:59

    no ...yes..

    :D

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 17:59

    Did Nick go with you? (sorry, been out of it for awhile).

    Yeah I've not managed to get rid of him yet!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:00

    Sorry Alex. I don't have a webcam

    Shame!

    There must be someone round here with a webcam who can help

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:00

    Yeah I've not managed to get rid of him yet!

    I thought he was working

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:00

    There must be someone round here with a webcam who can help

    What are you planning to do Alex?

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 18:01

    There must be someone round here with a webcam who can help

    Nick's here with a webcam if that's helpful at all.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:01

    What are you planning to do Alex?

    A test of something... You'd essentially be rebroadcast on my ustream I hope...

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:01

    Nick's here with a webcam if that's helpful at all.

    Could be....

    I need to fix some stuff first...

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 18:02

    Yeah I've not managed to get rid of him yet!

    Hope you guys are having a good time!

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 18:03

    I need to fix some stuff first...

    Cool cool wel you're welcome to give us a shout or a call or whatever

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:05

    :D

    they're really pretty!.. i think i may have solved the problem about where Lukeh and I will go next...

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 18:06

    they're really pretty!.. i think i may have solved the problem about where Lukeh and I will go next...

    Nick's house?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:07

    Nick's house?

    Nick has those ducks at his house?..

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:07

    Alison can Nick call me? I don't seem to have his contact details?

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 18:08

    Alison can Nick call me? I don't seem to have his contact details?

    We're on the case

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:08

    We're on the case

    You will break it and then you will need a new one for your luggage

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:09

    Everyone can stop panicking about earthquakes now. There have only been 900 in the last 7 days ago. 2 days ago that number was over 400.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:11

    ref: a previous discussion, on last.fm being the future of the music industry... today they killed full length previews and replaced them with 30s clips:

    In an earnings call in February Bronfman said Spotify-type services were "not net positive for the industry", He vowed Warner would not license Spotify and similar services in the US."

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/13/less_fm/

    i think itunes is safe for a while yet.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:12

    We might be live on ustream....

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:13

    We might be live on ustream....

    I don't have the link...

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:14

    We might be live on ustream....

    I don't have the link...

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

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:14

    I don't have the link...

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/alexandronov

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:14

    I don't have the link...

    http://www.ustream.tv/user/alexandronov

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:14

    We might be live on ustream....

    You might be but I only see the swirly thing

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:15

    You might be but I only see the swirly thing

    same here. 5 viewers, no picture.

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 18:15

    You might be but I only see the swirly thing

    I think nick is just a swirly thing.

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:15

    I think nick is just a swirly thing.

    that would explain so much :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:16

    I think nick is just a swirly thing.

    Nick broke Giggles Radio

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:16

    You might be but I only see the swirly thing

    ah same, that's good i thought it was my bandwidth or something.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:17

    Is it coming now?

    I've hung up the call...

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 18:17

    Evening all

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:17

    Is it coming now?

    Nope

  • Nick13/04/2010 at 18:18

    I think nick is just a swirly thing.

    that would explain so much :)

    Alison stopped me from using special effects :(

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:19

    So the downstream swamped the upstream as predicted... Shame...

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 18:19

    ref: a previous discussion, on last.fm being the future of the music industry... today they killed full length previews and replaced them with 30s clips:

    That's insane! I used those... reasonably often!

    And the Warner bloke is a clueless (swearyword).

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:20

    So the downstream swamped the upstream as predicted... Shame...

    What if you go live then Skype?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:20

    What if you go live then Skype?

    We can try....

  • Nick13/04/2010 at 18:21

    We can try....

    We are still around for another 10 mins or so :)

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:22

    That's insane! I used those... reasonably often!

    And the Warner bloke is a clueless (swearyword).

    it depends. with my limited amount of knowledge i couldn't figure out how it would ever work. apparently it sucks as a business model.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:22

    I might be live now...

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:22

    alex, the replay suggests you were broadcasting audio only?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:23

    alex, the replay suggests you were broadcasting audio only?

    What can you see if you look at the live stream now?

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 18:24

    alex, the replay suggests you were broadcasting audio only?

    So you've missed out on Nick's mad skillz? Shame...

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:24

    What can you see if you look at the live stream now?

    swirly nick.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:24

    What can you see if you look at the live stream now?

    swirly swirly swirly. Alex is my master

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:24

    swirly nick.

    hmmm.... Weird.... So the application just isn't uploading

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:25

    hmmm.... Weird.... So the application just isn't uploading

    Okay... Well that's annoying...

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 18:25

    ....and I'm back from the flatview

    :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:26

    hmmm.... Weird.... So the application just isn't uploading

    The list of previous recordings says the last one was audio only but I didn't hear any audio.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:26

    The list of previous recordings says the last one was audio only but I didn't hear any audio.

    Just doesn't seem to want to go... I am trying on a different setting now...

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 18:27

    it depends. with my limited amount of knowledge i couldn't figure out how it would ever work. apparently it sucks as a business model.

    I think it was supposed to have worked by splitting the funding from ad revenue and subscriber revenue so each play sent a tiny amount of money to the artist or label. Presumably the numbers were so low it wasn't viable.

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:27

    I think it was supposed to have worked by splitting the funding from ad revenue and subscriber revenue so each play sent a tiny amount of money to the artist or label. Presumably the numbers were so low it wasn't viable.

    the problem is, no-one clicks on web advertising.

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 18:28

    Ooookay well we're off to dinner now. You may need new guinea pigs. Have a good evening folks :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:29

    Ooookay well we're off to dinner now. You may need new guinea pigs. Have a good evening folks :)

    You are going to eat the old guinea pigs?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:29

    You are going to eat the old guinea pigs?

    :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:30

    Alex

    The list is now showing two audio shows and a video show although nothing has been on screen

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:30

    Alex,

    I'll volunteer if you need a hand...

  • Nick13/04/2010 at 18:31

    the problem is, no-one clicks on web advertising.

    They do, but only if they are shopping first. You arent going to ever sell someone something worthwhile from an ad on facebook, but you might on google search.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:31

    I am trying to broadcast with no record now...

  • Nick13/04/2010 at 18:31

    Ooookay well we're off to dinner now. You may need new guinea pigs. Have a good evening folks :)

    Ooops...

    #comingdear

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:31

    I am shocked. Ron Dennis called the Bugatti Veyron pig ugly

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:33

    They do, but only if they are shopping first. You arent going to ever sell someone something worthwhile from an ad on facebook, but you might on google search.

    interesting. i'll re-phrase my quote. the problem is, i've never seen any evidence of anyone clicking on web advertising links in any great number.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:34

    interesting. i'll re-phrase my quote. the problem is, i've never seen any evidence of anyone clicking on web advertising links in any great number.

    Google makes quite a lot of money from advertising

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:34

    I am singing a song a song... sort of... can anyone see anything?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:35

    I am singing a song a song... sort of... can anyone see anything?

    Nothing

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:35

    Google makes quite a lot of money from advertising

    ah-ha, yes. hence apple's interesting in the iAd platform.

    i guess the music business need to get together and build an advertising platform?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:36

    i guess the music business need to get together and build an advertising platform?

    I think the theory was that they would be able to sell audio adverts like on the radio...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:36

    The swirly thing has disappeared and it now says off air

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:37

    I think the theory was that they would be able to sell audio adverts like on the radio...

    the have pre-roll ads, but i just hit mute until they finish. sometime i miss the first 10 seconds of a song.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 18:37

    I think the theory was that they would be able to sell audio adverts like on the radio...

    As with the free version of Spotify..

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:38

    the have pre-roll ads, but i just hit mute until they finish. sometime i miss the first 10 seconds of a song.

    If there's one thing I hate more than advertising on the web... It's advertising on the radio...

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:38

    As with the free version of Spotify..

    again, we mute them.

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 18:39

    If there's one thing I hate more than advertising on the web... It's advertising on the radio...

    I haven't listened to the radio in a few years. I don't even know if it works in my car.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 18:39

    again, we mute them.

    So do I. Highly annoying (and so is that fake 'search' thing which means you have to keep restarting tracks until it 'takes')

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:39

    Chicaboom

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:39

    Might be live again now...

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:39

    If there's one thing I hate more than advertising on the web... It's advertising on the radio...

    true story.

    for me, buying a 75p song that i want to listen just makes sense. convenient enough not to rip off the track, and not laden with filler material.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:40

    Chicaboom

    No picture though. It's like New Zealand. All black

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 18:40

    Just trying out Mini Opera on my ipod touch, don't mind me! ;)

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:40

    Might be live again now...

    see you.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:40

    hehe i see you alex

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:41

    I will refresh

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:41

    very blue shirt!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:41

    *waves*

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:41

    I can see after a refresh

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:41

    hehe you're using your 'radio voice' ;)

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:42

    hehe you're using your 'radio voice' ;)

    ?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:42

    so gavin I'm going to call you...

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:43

    so gavin I'm going to call you...

    much better blue.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:43

    The shirt looks like a more normal Giggles blue. It was royal blue before

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:43

    I hear ringing in my ears

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:44

    kathi would be so proud!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:44

    Heard Mrs Goat

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:44

    Can you hear me now?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:44

    ?

    Bassano kept saying to Alex yesterday that he was using his radio voice yesterday. Alex was suggesting that is was his actual voice :P

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:44

    kathi would be so proud!

    :D

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:44

    Can you hear me now?

    yup, both sides of the convo

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:45

    alex, im ready now ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:45

    I thought those clever links were planned weeks in advance

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:46

    I can hear Gavin

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:46

    you need an eeepc to solve the skype / music issue.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:46

    we can hear gavin.

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:47

    gavin's skype phone sounds better than his netbook.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:47

    No buffering at all

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:47

    gavin's skype phone sounds better than his netbook.

    A lot better

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:49

    yay, more kat :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:49

    Why does she need a computer to clear asbestos?

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:49

    no audio change here.

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:49

    gavin's skype phone sounds better than his netbook.

    Not surprised at all. The phone is two weeks old and barely used, while the netbook gets a lot of abuse from being used daily...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:49

    The quality didn't change in the slightest

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:50

    yay a crochet 'L'!! :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:50

    Not surprised at all. The phone is two weeks old and barely used, while the netbook gets a lot of abuse from being used daily...

    There was a huge difference in the sound quality

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:50

    hehe, she stuffed it :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:51

    I didn't know it was going to be stuffed.

    Where else would you get crochet o the radio?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:51

    hehehe you even said knitting last night... but we wont tell anyone ;)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:51

    There was a huge difference in the sound quality

    It was amazing...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:52

    hehehe you even said knitting last night... but we wont tell anyone ;)

    I think it was the K show that caused the problem. That and knitting and crochet being the same thing. It's all needles and wool

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:53

    There was a huge difference in the sound quality

    It was amazing...

    So I can see for myself will you post the video later?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:54

    So I can see for myself will you post the video later?

    sadly being a bit fingers and thumbs tonight I accidentally deleted it

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:54

    So I can see for myself will you post the video later?

    sadly being a bit fingers and thumbs tonight I accidentally deleted it

    :(

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:55

    Might try my headset if you call again later.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 18:55

    It thinks it's broadcasting now...

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:56

    wow! that's cool... i can see parts of the comments..

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:57

    I can see Alex

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:57

    I can see you,

  • lou13/04/2010 at 18:58

    i only saw the far right of the comments though?

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:58

    Cool!

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:58

    ace, picture in picture!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:58

    You sound a lot quieter than before. I see the two box shot

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:58

    ok 1 minute alex

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:58

    Gavin symbol popped up

  • me13/04/2010 at 18:59

    You sound a lot quieter than before. I see the two box shot

    it's leo andronov!

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 18:59

    oh man, gavin diss'd Alex!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:59

    You are really quite

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 18:59

    ready!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 18:59

    it's leo andronov!

    :D :D :D

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:00

    it's gavin!!

    this is awesome

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:00

    GAVIN!!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:00

    Gavin sounds better than Alex.

    I can see Gavin

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:01

    Schumacher head

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:01

    There is no buffering at all

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:02

    alex, can you do lower-thirds? that's all you're missing from the tri-caster.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:03

    The lower third is the text that gives Gavin's name etc

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:03

    people's name at the bottom of the screen.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:03

    Beam him up Alex

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:03

    this week in giggles

    (so to speak)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:04

    Giggles we can't hear anything when you switch to Gavin (well i couldn't)

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:04

    tri-caster: $4,000

    ustream: free

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:04

    Does this mean Kat gets her own camera?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:05

    Giggles we can't hear anything when you switch to Gavin (well i couldn't)

    I can hear everything

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:05

    Does this mean Kat gets her own camera?

    ohh yes!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:05

    not knitting! crochet cam ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:06

    Yay for page 22

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:06

    page22!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:06

    yay!! :)

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:06

    do you all just have them to hand or something?

  • RG13/04/2010 at 19:07

    Is this to mark the one year anniversary?

    #nothere

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:07

    do you all just have them to hand or something?

    mines at the side of my desk. so... yes?

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:07

    mines at the side of my desk. so... yes?

    i have no idea where ours is?!

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:07

    Is this to mark the one year anniversary?

    i forgot!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:08

    i forgot!

    How could you forget?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:08

    Bye Gavin

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:08

    i have no idea where ours is?!

    but... it's your page!!

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:08

    How could you forget?

    it never occurred to me. not in the slightest :(

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:08

    but... it's your page!!

    i don't remember what i did last week!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:09

    i forgot!

    but we all took those pics in the park?.. that's almost a year ago..

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:09

    i don't remember what i did last week!

    awww :)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 19:09

    Is this to mark the one year anniversary?

    i forgot!

    Honestly I did that totally randomly as I saw it at the side of my desk!

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:09

    but we all took those pics in the park?.. that's almost a year ago..

    oh yeah.

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 19:10

    but we all took those pics in the park?.. that's almost a year ago..

    oh yeah.

    Best day ever. I'll never forget it for sure ;)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:11

    oh yeah.

    :D

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 19:15

    but we all took those pics in the park?.. that's almost a year ago..

    I am 100% sure that is not the only anniversary he will forget this week.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:16

    I am 100% sure that is not the only anniversary he will forget this week.

    I sense the need for an emergency order of Milky Bars

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:17

    I am 100% sure that is not the only anniversary he will forget this week.

    OH NO!

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:17

    I sense the need for an emergency order of Milky Bars

    balls

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:18

    I am 100% sure that is not the only anniversary he will forget this week.

    i was gonna say something but i figured he'd remember...

  • RG13/04/2010 at 19:18

    OH NO!

    That day is going to be fun.

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 19:18

    i was gonna say something but i figured he'd remember...

    Bless you :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:19

    i was gonna say something but i figured he'd remember...

    You thought he would remember? That's optimistic.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:19

    OH NO!

    you've still got tomorrow... right?

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 19:19

    Good Indycar race - even though they said it would be difficult to pass they still managed to do it a few times. Exciting stuff!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:20

    Good Indycar race - even though they said it would be difficult to pass they still managed to do it a few times. Exciting stuff!

    It was entertaining and so was Moto GP on a track that was supposed to be impossible to pass on

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:20

    you've still got tomorrow... right?

    yeah. for a second i thought it was tomorrow.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:22

    Bless you :)

    i think Alison and I even had a conversation about it in the comments last week. although you two weren't here so that would explain why mr c didn't see it..

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:22

    yeah. for a second i thought it was tomorrow.

    If only you were good with technology. There must be some technical device that could remind you.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:22

    yeah. for a second i thought it was tomorrow.

    still time to act like you remembered then ;)

  • Christine13/04/2010 at 19:22

    If only you were good with technology. There must be some technical device that could remind you.

    Hehehehe.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:23

    i think Alison and I even had a conversation about it in the comments last week. although you two weren't here so that would explain why mr c didn't see it..

    I think you need to e-mail him a week in advance next year. Then every day until the day just to be safe

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 19:26

    Okay... Somebody needs to let me Video call them :)

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 19:26

    Okay... Somebody needs to let me Video call them :)

    I'm available still.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 19:27

    I missed all the fun when I was showering and cooking dinner. Not showering the dinner..

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:27

    What ever happened to Ronspeak? He can't just drop it after all this time and start being blunt. First we have Gascoyne being pleasant. Then we have racing drivers on twitter and considering the fans. Now we have Ron calling a spade and not a bladed digging implemement. I am not sure I can cope with so many changes

    http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/13042010/36/mclaren-boss-sneers-veyron-0.html

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 19:28

    I think we're live :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:28

    Live but silent

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:29

    I think we're live :)

    i see you, but i can't hear you?..

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:29

    I love the lower third.

    Can we have subtitles?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:30

    Ah

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:30

    We have audio

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:30

    hii!! i can hear you!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:30

    The screenwipe fixed the audio

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:31

    Hang on to your chair Gavin

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:31

    alex and gavin rock!

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 19:31

    Oh wow that's quite cool :)

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:32

    you need the skypasaurus.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 19:33

    University Challenge. Throw a bit of paper down at him!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:33

    I just delete the ads as soon as they appear. #sorry ustream

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:33

    you have the PAID version of ustream?

    isn't it $1.00 per user or something?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:33

    Can you spin Gavin away

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:34

    oooh, broadcaster... carry on/

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:35

    I just want to see if Gavin can hang on to his chair while spinning

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:36

    I like the black, it means I can see you clearly, think a background would be too distracting

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:37

    Hello btw

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:40

    now we've seen you testing this.. are we to assume they'll be guests on your radio shows? :)

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:40

    now we've seen you testing this.. are we to assume they'll be guests on your radio shows? :)

    genius

  • RG13/04/2010 at 19:41

    genius

    I expect to see you there for the 'm' show.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:41

    It would be great for Parade Laps

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:41

    christ alex, that is exensive!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:42

    He just cloned Gavin

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:42

    christ alex, that is exensive!

    pricey. not large.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:42

    you can have a guest, and a crochet cam?..

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:42

    Skype group call?

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:42

    alex, can you have comments in the third box?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:44

    a thing to clip notes and photos to?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:44

    Is it the Large Hadron collider

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:44

    Alex!

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:44

    choon

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:44

    heheheheheh!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:45

    choon

    nooooo

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:45

    Gavin. He said he was playing it specially for you

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:45

    Think of the cheesiest couple ever on a soap

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:47

    Byeeeee

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:47

    that's cool! Thanks Alex!!

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 19:47

    if you made it the size of the video screen you could read them

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 19:47

    if you made it the size of the video screen you could read them

    uh, the other split screen

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 19:48

    Cheers Alex, that was fun :D

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 19:48

    uh, the other split screen

    The big screen... Yeah that could work...

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:48

    Cheers Alex, that was fun :D

    Was fun to watch too :)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 19:48

    Cheers Alex, that was fun :D

    Thanks to you too :)

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 19:50

    The big screen... Yeah that could work...

    The half and half. But then there would be no guest...

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 19:50

    pricey. not large.

    It was £130 which is expensive yes...

    I feel I am the Alex Lindsey of this podcast ;)

  • me13/04/2010 at 19:51

    I feel I am the Alex Lindsey of this podcast ;)

    hahha.

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 19:52

    hullo again :D

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:53

    i have that song in my head now.. Alex is mean...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:53

    hullo again :D

    It is all Alison's fault

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:53

    hullo again :D

    Hello

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 19:54

    It is all Alison's fault

    I... see...

    *reads back on comments*

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2010 at 19:54

    Hello everyone. How are we all this evening. I had a great time last night and it was so nice to finally meet some fellow commenters.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:54

    *reads back on comments*

    Ducks.

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:54

    Hello everyone. How are we all this evening. I had a great time last night and it was so nice to finally meet some fellow commenters.

    Hello Andy, was great to meet you too.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:55

    It is all Alison's fault

    i think we should bring back #blamesteven ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:55

    Hi Andy. You just missed the first test of Giggles radio with guests on a video link

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:55

    Hello everyone. How are we all this evening. I had a great time last night and it was so nice to finally meet some fellow commenters.

    Hey Andy! was lovely to meet you

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:55

    i think we should bring back #blamesteven ;)

    Unfair. I had nothing to do with it.

    #wasntme

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 19:56

    Hello everyone. How are we all this evening. I had a great time last night and it was so nice to finally meet some fellow commenters.

    Great to meet you!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:56

    Unfair. I had nothing to do with it.

    if you hadn't found the 'bing' duck you wouldn't need to blame Alison ;)

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 19:56

    i think we should bring back #blamesteven ;)

    Or, as it's in connection with Alison, #blamenick

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2010 at 19:57

    Hi Andy. You just missed the first test of Giggles radio with guests on a video link

    blast. that could have been fun. Ah well.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 19:58

    if you hadn't found the 'bing' duck you wouldn't need to blame Alison ;)

    If you hadn't said you would force Lukeh to take you to see the duck regardless whether he wanted to or not it wouldn't matter

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 19:59

    If you hadn't said you would force Lukeh to take you to see the duck regardless whether he wanted to or not it wouldn't matter

    I like ducks though

  • lou13/04/2010 at 19:59

    If you hadn't said you would force Lukeh to take you to see the duck regardless whether he wanted to or not it wouldn't matter

    i never said that i'd force him...

    stop trying to get me into trouble!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:00

    blast. that could have been fun. Ah well.

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6160427

    There is no sound for the first minute owing to someone not switching it on

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:00

    I'm surprised lou would even want to go see ducks again based on previous experiences :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:00

    stop trying to get me into trouble!

    It's what I do best though

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 20:01

    blast. that could have been fun. Ah well.

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6160427

    There is no sound for the first minute owing to someone not switching it on

    I heard him fine ;9

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:02

    I'm surprised lou would even want to go see ducks again based on previous experiences :)

    but it's the bing duck!!! .... what previous experiences?..

  • RubberGoat13/04/2010 at 20:02

    Right, I'm off to bed. See ya guys ;)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:02

    but it's the bing duck!!! .... what previous experiences?..

    ooh are you referring to you not knowing what the difference between a moor hen and a duck?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:02

    Right, I'm off to bed. See ya guys ;)

    see ya!

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:03

    but it's the bing duck!!! .... what previous experiences?..

    Whenever we end up going to places with ducks, I'm not exactly the biggest expect on ducks

    "That's a swan isn't it?

    No, it's a mallard"

    ;)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:03

    ooh are you referring to you not knowing what the difference between a moor hen and a duck?

    That's the one. See, I don't even know what they are in memory.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:04

    Right, I'm off to bed. See ya guys ;)

    Night Gavin

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:04

    but it's the bing duck!!!

    Exactly Duckius Bingii

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:05

    "That's a swan isn't it?

    No, it's a mallard"

    :D

    Easy mistake to make

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:05

    "That's a swan isn't it?

    No, it's a mallard"

    s'arlight, i'll teach you the difference between them.... if you take me to see the bing duck so i can take pics of it..

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:06

    Exactly Duckius Bingii

    :D :D

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2010 at 20:06

    "what's the difference between a duck?"

    "one of it's legs are both the same."

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:06

    s'arlight, i'll teach you the difference between them.... if you take me to see the bing duck so i can take pics of it..

    I'm just gonna throw this out there. I don't know what will happen, but I'll throw it out there.

    What is a bing duck?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:06

    Easy mistake to make

    he was deadly serious the first time he saw a moor hen. He thought i was making it up.

  • me13/04/2010 at 20:07

    I'm just gonna throw this out there. I don't know what will happen, but I'll throw it out there.

    What is a bing duck?

    :)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:07

    What is a bing duck?

    STEVEN!!!!!!!

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:07

    All I can find on google is Bing Crosby, and he isn't a duck

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:07

    What is a bing duck?

    This reminds me of a comment earlier about an anniversary

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:08

    STEVEN!!!!!!!

    You don't need to headping me.

    A bing duck is the duck that was on Bing a couple of days ago

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:08

    A bing duck is the duck that was on Bing a couple of days ago

    oh.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:08

    A bing duck is the duck that was on Bing a couple of days ago

    didn't you have a link??

  • me13/04/2010 at 20:09

    not sure this is particularly useful, but have added "share this post on google buzz" links to blog posts.

    thus far google buzz take up seems slightly underwhelming, but you never know.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:09

    A bing duck is the duck that was on Bing a couple of days ago

    oh.

    Looks a bit like this. It's duck a l'orange and purple

    http://drop.io/sidepodradio/asset/bing-duck-png

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:10

    Looks a bit like this. It's duck a l'orange and purple

    yay!! :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:10

    Looks a bit like this. It's duck a l'orange and purple

    That's not a duck!!

    It looks like it got in a fight with a box of smarties.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:10

    thus far google buzz take up seems slightly underwhelming, but you never know.

    Google blew it on day one. It will take a long time for people to trust it

  • me13/04/2010 at 20:11

    Google blew it on day one. It will take a long time for people to trust it

    i think they did. like most google things, it has a terrible UI too.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:11

    That's not a duck!!

    It looks like it got in a fight with a box of smarties.

    Is it any wonder you have difficulty recognising them when they come in colours like that

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2010 at 20:12

    thus far google buzz take up seems slightly underwhelming, but you never know.

    Buzz appears to have got the following reaction from most people: "Meh"

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:12

    That's not a duck!!

    if it's not a duck what is it?

    It looks like it got in a fight with a box of smarties.

    don't insult the bing duck :( it looks like it's been coloured in :)

  • jpancoast13/04/2010 at 20:12

    Buzz appears to have got the following reaction from most people: "Meh"

    Not quite sure what to use it for.

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:13

    if it's not a duck what is it?

    It's a floating origami smarties box

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:13

    It's a floating origami smarties box

    hmmmmmmm

  • me13/04/2010 at 20:13

    Not quite sure what to use it for.

    ummmmm.... no me neither.

    sharing links and stuff i think.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:13

    i think they did. like most google things, it has a terrible UI too.

    That doesn't help. The only thing I have done with Buzz is click no on day 1. If I hadn't been in a hurry to get an e-mail I may have clicked yes but fortunately I hit no. You have to wonder if they should be advertising for a responsible adult to sign off product releases

  • me13/04/2010 at 20:13

    It's a floating origami smarties box

    :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:15

    Not quite sure what to use it for.

    Same as twitter but we already have twitter for that

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 20:15

    if it's not a duck what is it?

    Lunch

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 20:15

    It's a floating origami smarties box

    It's a Mandarin Duck if you ever need to find it once Bing stop using the image. I much prefer origami smartie duck though ;).

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 20:16

    Lunch

    :lol:

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:16

    It's a Mandarin Duck if you ever need to find it once Bing stop using the image. I much prefer origami smartie duck though ;).

    eeek yay! i was just trying to find out what it was called, thank you Janna

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:17

    Lunch

    :(

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:17

    It's a Mandarin Duck if you ever need to find it once Bing stop using the image. I much prefer origami smartie duck though ;).

    Bing only used it for one day I think. To me it looks like an April Fool joke that everyone believed and no-one is prepared to stand up and say it's not real

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:18

    eeek yay! i was just trying to find out what it was called, thank you Janna

    Someone said the other day that it was called a Mandarin duck. Still sound more like something you would get in a Chinese restaurant to me

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:20

    Someone said the other day that it was called a Mandarin duck. Still sound more like something you would get in a Chinese restaurant to me

    but look!!! they are super cute!!

    - http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/natures_best_2007/gallery/mandarinduck.jpg

    - http://www.flickr.com/photos/phatman123/2976840733/in/set-72157605052440857/

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 20:21

    Someone said the other day that it was called a Mandarin duck. Still sound more like something you would get in a Chinese restaurant to me

    I refer you to Pat's comment at 21:15:41 ;)

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:23

    oh no... i've started looking at cute animals...

    now i really want more pets...

    http://www.usounds.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/kittenduck2.jpg

  • Janna13/04/2010 at 20:24

    Bing only used it for one day I think.

    Turns out you can scroll through the Bing images, I've learnt something today :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:25

    Turns out you can scroll through the Bing images, I've learnt something today :)

    I didn't know that. The Bing duck is on Bing

  • Alison13/04/2010 at 20:40

    oh no... i've started looking at cute animals...

    Eeeeeeep!!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 20:42

    Eeeeeeep!!

    i know!!! i really want a kitten... and ducklings, seeing them in one photo is adorable! :)

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2010 at 20:45

    I'm playing with Opera Mini for iPhone. Some nice ideas there, but Safari still renders pages better.

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 20:47

    I'm playing with Opera Mini for iPhone. Some nice ideas there, but Safari still renders pages better.

    It's OK. It's supposed to be really fast but it was slower than Safari for me, plus no auto refreshing doohickey!

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2010 at 20:47

    It's OK. It's supposed to be really fast but it was slower than Safari for me, plus no auto refreshing doohickey!

    BBC News page looks terrible too.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 20:58

    Heston Blumethal is barking mad

  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:01

    Heston Blumethal is barking mad

    what's he done? his cooking is awesome!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 21:05

    what's he done? his cooking is awesome!

    He has just finished on Channel 4. He did a whole fairy tale thing ending with an entirely edible house that the guests could get into. He made the frame by welding sticks of rock but decided that wasn't good enough so he made re-inforced concrete using the rock as the re-inforcement and chocolate as the concrete

  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:07

    He has just finished on Channel 4. He did a whole fairy tale thing ending with an entirely edible house that the guests could get into. He made the frame by welding sticks of rock but decided that wasn't good enough so he made re-inforced concrete using the rock as the re-inforcement and chocolate as the concrete

    wow!!! i hope that's on 4od later

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 21:09

    wow!!! i hope that's on 4od later

    It's bound to be. The rest of it was probably more insane but I will let you find out for yourself

  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:23

    @Mr C .. you know those canon lens mug things that were given out to journalists at the winter olympics?.. well a few have turned up on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Canon-L-series-Lens-Coffee-Mug-70-200mm-Rare_W0QQitemZ250613969168QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_DigitalCamAccess_RL?hash=item3a59c1b110#ht_500wt_1182

    i really really really want one :(

  • Jeremy13/04/2010 at 21:34

    @Mr C .. you know those canon lens mug things that were given out to journalists at the winter olympics?.. well a few have turned up on ebay

    try here:

    http://www.canonmugs.com/index.php

  • Jeremy13/04/2010 at 21:35

    try here:

    I just found that by the way. I have no idea if they are any good.

    Must dash. Back later.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:40

    @Mr C .. you know those canon lens mug things that were given out to journalists at the winter olympics?.. well a few have turned up on ebay

    try here:

    http://www.canonmugs.com/index.php

    wow! i never... that's awesome! thank you!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:40

    Must dash. Back later.

    see you!

  • me13/04/2010 at 21:44

    It's OK. It's supposed to be really fast but it was slower than Safari for me, plus no auto refreshing doohickey!

    it has no javascript support at all :(

  • me13/04/2010 at 21:44
  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:48

    cooool!

    @lukeh.... if you ever have any spare money that you don't know what to do with.... erm.....

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 21:52

    @lukeh.... if you ever have any spare money that you don't know what to do with.... erm.....

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 21:54

    Evening everyone,

    How are you all tonight?

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 21:54

    Evening everyone,

    How are you all tonight?

    Pretty good thanks leigh :) yourself?

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 21:55

    Morning boys and girls.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 21:55

    Not too bad

    A little tired, but meh... I've got tea in my hand which makes me happy

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 21:56

    Not too bad

    A little tired, but meh... I've got tea in my hand which makes me happy

    Tea always helps :)

    I'm just happy because me and lou have got our goodwood weekend sorted :) is it july yet?

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 21:56

    Morning boys and girls.

    Heya amy.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 21:57

    Hi Leigh and Amy

  • lou13/04/2010 at 21:57

    Morning boys and girls.

    morning!

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 21:57

    is it july yet?

    Sorry Lukeh - it turned August yesterday

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 21:57

    Hi Steven & Amy

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 21:58

    Sorry Lukeh - it turned August yesterday

    Damn that timey wimey!

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 22:00

    I am not sure. I received my shiny new 3 year visa for that horrible country today and will be heading up north next week. not for F1 though. Went there 2004-2007 and at the moment have no intentions to go back to see that race, ever {Comment #537}

    Well, I'm not going to China until they make it legal for me to have a visa. Not that I feel like I'm missing a great deal.

  • Amy13/04/2010 at 22:00

    August? Woohoo! Spa time!

  • lou13/04/2010 at 22:01

    I'm just happy because me and lou have got our goodwood weekend sorted :) is it july yet?

    have you actually booked the hotel yet?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 22:01

    Sorry Lukeh - it turned August yesterday

    nooooo jokes about missing goodwood, that would be awful!

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 22:02

    in any case, looks like Kovalainen, Chandhok, Webber, Gascoine have no problems tweeting from Shanghai so far {Comment #552}

    Force India has also confirmed it can tweet updates from Shanghai.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 22:03

    Force India has also confirmed it can tweet updates from Shanghai.

    Grand tweet from Chandhok earlier saying that there were people at the airport waiting to tell how to tweet from China...

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/04/2010 at 22:04

    Mark Webber Drives the Shanghai International Circuit:

    http://wp.me/pSi0N-4Z

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2010 at 22:05

    It's OK. It's supposed to be really fast but it was slower than Safari for me, plus no auto refreshing doohickey!

    acording to the speed tests it is only faster on 3g and edge on wifi it's slower. And don't dare put any secure stuff on there.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 22:05

    All my flatmates at uni were doing psychology degrees. When I mentioned I had Aspergers, all of a sudden they wanted to ask lots of questions. Did I mention they were rather lovely-looking ladies? :D {Comment #581}

    You have it as well?

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 22:12

    ref: a previous discussion, on last.fm being the future of the music industry... today they killed full length previews and replaced them with 30s clips: {Comment #721}

    Worse for me is that they killed "official" videos. This means that I no longer have any means of uploading videos because Google's registration process is stupid.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2010 at 22:14

    I think it was supposed to have worked by splitting the funding from ad revenue and subscriber revenue so each play sent a tiny amount of money to the artist or label. Presumably the numbers were so low it wasn't viable.

    the problem is, no-one clicks on web advertising. {Comment #755}

    And nobody pays £3 a month for something they can provide themselves for free elsewhere (either through YouTube/alternate music service or using MP3s of their pre-existing music collection)

  • me13/04/2010 at 22:21

    Worse for me is that they killed "official" videos. This means that I no longer have any means of uploading videos because Google's registration process is stupid.

    didn't know that. what music videos are you uploading though?

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:08
  • me13/04/2010 at 23:09

    am pretty sure others can do better: http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories

  • RG13/04/2010 at 23:11

    am pretty sure others can do better: http://www.you...om/user/SearchStories

    Awww, I was just about to go to bed as well.

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:12

    Awww, I was just about to go to bed as well.

    it's pretty quick to do. 10mins max...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:15

    am pretty sure others can do better: http://www.you...om/user/SearchStories

    How odd

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:17

    How odd

    but terribly addictive.

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:17

    hehehe i love Heston Blumenthal! he's totally crazy :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:18

    hehehe i love Heston Blumenthal! he's totally crazy :)

    Did you watch the whole thing?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:19

    Did you watch the whole thing?

    of course :) hehe i didn't realise he had a new series.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:20

    of course :) hehe i didn't realise he had a new series.

    I am not sure if this is the first of the series or not

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:21

    I am not sure if this is the first of the series or not

    nope tis the second (1st series was awesome too) :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:22

    I am not sure if this is the first of the series or not

    nope tis the second (1st series was awesome too) :)

    Is this the first show of the new series?

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:23

    Is this the first show of the new series?

    apparently it's the second of the new series

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:23

    apparently it's the second of the new series

    I guess I need to visit 4OD then

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:23

    apparently it's the second of the new series

    series 1 - http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hestons-feasts/4od#series1

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:24

    I guess I need to visit 4OD then

    i love 4OD... they keep loads of episodes :) this makes me happy :)

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:29

    That took longer to do than I'd hoped... next week longer, hm.

    Game ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2010/04/14/tmr-game-week-12/

  • RG13/04/2010 at 23:30

    That took longer to do than I'd hoped... next week longer, hm.

    Game ping - http://toomuch.../14/tmr-game-week-12/

    Gawd, week after week, NASCAR is my saviour

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:31

    am pretty sure others can do better: http://www.you...om/user/SearchStories

    That's really... I don't know what to say :)

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:32

    Evening folks

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:32

    Evening folks

    Hi there.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:33

    Evening folks

    Evening. You need to watch the video Mr C just linked :)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:33

    Headping clearly works in Google search stories

  • RG13/04/2010 at 23:33

    Right the. Tried that thingy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2q52eeHlus

    And now I really am going to bed. lotsa love.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:33

    Mr C: I LOVE your search story! :)

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:33

    Gawd, week after week, NASCAR is my saviour

    Seems to work.. sometimes

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:33

    Headping clearly works in Google search stories

    I noticed!

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:34

    And now I really am going to bed. lotsa love.

    night

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:35

    Mr C: I LOVE your search story! :)

    hehe!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2010 at 23:35

    Right the. Tried that thingy: http://www.you...m/watch?v=j2q52eeHlus

    And now I really am going to bed. lotsa love.

    Nice

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:36

    Right the. Tried that thingy: http://www.you...m/watch?v=j2q52eeHlus

    And now I really am going to bed. lotsa love.

    i love iiiiiit!

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:36

    G'night RG

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:37

    Is it me or does it kinda look like the iPhone ads?

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:39

    Is it me or does it kinda look like the iPhone ads?

    a little, yup.

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:39

    Is it me or does it kinda look like the iPhone ads?

    Its the Google ad campaign on telly, innit?

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:41

    Is it me or does it kinda look like the iPhone ads?

    Its the Google ad campaign on telly, innit?

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/#wheres-the-movie-large

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:43

    Also for Mr C [and other Mac heads]

    There's a revised update to 10.6.3 called ver 1.1

    Though it's a Combo Update only, not through Software Update [Odd]

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1017

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:44

    There's a revised update to 10.6.3 called ver 1.1

    Though it's a Combo Update only, not through Software Update [Odd]

    how strange.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:47

    how strange.

    Ahh, apparently it was only for those who went from 10.6 to 10.6.3

    For 6.1 & 6.2 upgraders, there's nothing to see

    Still odd though

  • lou13/04/2010 at 23:47

    hehhehe i loved the search stories :D

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:48

    I was chatting to Andy yesterday about all kinds of things

    It's so nice to chat to a Genius without an appointment :D

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:48

    I was chatting to Andy yesterday about all kinds of things

    It's so nice to chat to a Genius without an appointment :D

    hehe!

  • Pat W13/04/2010 at 23:52

    am pretty sure others can do better: http://www.you...om/user/SearchStories

    I'm so bad at this, I can't think of anything :)

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:54

    [Testing Opera Mini]

    ;)

    :)

    :D

    :lol:

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:55

    Opera Mini quoting fail :(

  • Lukeh13/04/2010 at 23:55

    am pretty sure others can do better: http://www.you...om/user/SearchStories

    ill give it a go tomorrow morning, loved mr c's and rg's

  • me13/04/2010 at 23:56

    Opera Mini quoting fail :(

    no javascript.

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:56

    It's really fast though

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:57

    no javascript.

    Ah ok

    [That sounds quite important ;)]

  • Bassano13/04/2010 at 23:59

    no javascript.

    That's why auto refresh doesn't work either, I guess

  • Alenyaa13/04/2010 at 23:59

    Random fact of the day: did you people (outside of the U.S.) know the Indycar Championship has no less than 5 female entrants this year?

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:00

    Random fact of the day: did you people (outside of the U.S.) know the Indycar Championship has no less than 5 female entrants this year?

    How are we gonna keep up with that

    "Woman" just won't cut it anymore ;)

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:01

    Random fact of the day: did you people (outside of the U.S.) know the Indycar Championship has no less than 5 female entrants this year?

    Yes but I'm a crazy nerd who watches lots of stuff. :) And they aren't all full-time entrants, which is a shame.

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:01

    "Woman" just won't cut it anymore ;)

    I don't think it will :p

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:02

    Yes but I'm a crazy nerd who watches lots of stuff. :) And they aren't all full-time entrants, which is a shame.

    I hope they'll all be in the 500 though

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:03

    And they aren't all full-time entrants, which is a shame.

    Yeah, I just don't get that but care less than to look into it

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:03

    Yes but I'm a crazy nerd who watches lots of stuff. :) And they aren't all full-time entrants, which is a shame.

    I see. Well most of them three race starts already, so I guess they have agreements for at least a couple of races.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:03

    Yeah, I just don't get that but care less than to look into it

    Lack of money

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:04

    I see. Well most of them three race starts already, so I guess they have agreements for at least a couple of races.

    *have

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:05

    Lack of money

    How are you gonna attract sponsorship if you can't turn up every race and gather media interest?

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:05

    I see. Well most of them three race starts already, so I guess they have agreements for at least a couple of races.

    Danica Patrick is in for the season.

    Sarah Fisher is doing ovals only.

    Simona de Silvestro has been the revelation of the season, she's fantastic and could get Rookie of the Year, ahead of Sato..

    Ana Beatriz only did Sao Paulo (will she do Indy too?).

    Milka Duno is in for most of the year but maybe shouldn't be...

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:07

    Milka Duno is in for most of the year but maybe shouldn't be...

    But she does have 4 masters degrees... that's impressive to say the least.

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:08

    Simona de Silvestro has been the revelation of the season, she's fantastic and could get Rookie of the Year, ahead of Sato..

    Sato could get Rookie of the year, seriously?

    Milka Duno is in for most of the year but maybe shouldn't be...

    Still my fave

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:08

    How are you gonna attract sponsorship if you can't turn up every race and gather media interest?

    If your name is Sarah Fisher, you do it by entering very well-prepared cars at selected events you know you'll do well at.

    Then you convince your new sponsor that with a bit of extra money you can do some more races just as well. She's hired Graham Rahal for the opening swing of races and that convinced the sponsor to stump up for Long Beach.. they weren't going to.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:09

    But she does have 4 masters degrees... that's impressive to say the least.

    Yes it is.. And she's got a lot better at ovals. Not convinced on road courses, not by a long stretch.

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:09

    Sato could get Rookie of the year, seriously?

    It only means he's the best newbie. I reckon the others are a lot younger than he is.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:10

    Sato could get Rookie of the year, seriously?

    Not the way he's been driving :)

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:10

    It only means he's the best newbie. I reckon the others are a lot younger than he is.

    But it's Sato, ferchrissakes!

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:11

    Steven, it's your fault i'm going to be up so late... i'm now watching the first episode of the second series of crazy Heston's programme...

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:11

    It only means he's the best newbie. I reckon the others are a lot younger than he is.

    But it's Sato, ferchrissakes!

    Any driver new to the series is called a rookie, doesn't matter what they've done before. Leads to some odd quirks.

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:11

    Steven, it's your fault i'm going to be up so late... i'm now watching the first episode of the second series of crazy Heston's programme...

    Don't make us Shoo! you ;)

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:12

    But it's Sato, ferchrissakes!

    Yeah, I'm not gonna start THAT discussion again lol

    His early reputation will always preceed him, no matter how much more consistent he's been from 2006 onwards.

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:12

    Any driver new to the series is called a rookie, doesn't matter what they've done before. Leads to some odd quirks.

    I understand that, but best rookie contender? Come on!

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:13

    Don't make us Shoo! you ;)

    nooo i may be going to london tomorrow, but watching this is my 'treat' seeing as i probably wont be having fun. I'm going with a friend to a uni open day. I have to sit through talks etc on her courses and things.. fun times

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:13

    I understand that, but best rookie contender? Come on!

    He should walk it, but he won't. Not sure I understand your point.

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:14

    I have to sit through talks etc on her courses and things.. fun times

    Mobile internet. 'nuff said :p

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:16

    Mobile internet. 'nuff said :p

    she'll elbow me in the ribs if i start texting or going on the internet... apparently i'm 'obsessed with technology'... :)

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:18

    she'll elbow me in the ribs if i start texting or going on the internet... apparently i'm 'obsessed with technology'... :)

    Nonsense. You just evolve along with it. ;)

  • me14/04/2010 at 00:20

    Yeah, I'm not gonna start THAT discussion again lol

    heheheheh!

    His early reputation will always preceed him, no matter how much more consistent he's been from 2006 onwards.

    fair point.

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:22

    Nonsense. You just evolve along with it. ;)

    :D hehe love it!

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:22

    fair point.

    Could it be Mr C actually has some positive thoughts of him??

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:23

    Yeah, I'm not gonna start THAT discussion again lol

    His early reputation will always preceed him, no matter how much more consistent he's been from 2006 onwards.

    I've been a fan of his since F3. His erratic-ness in his early F1 days really disappointed me but he did calm down a lot at Super Aguri and seemed to channel the aggression. He seems to have forgotten how to do this at the moment.

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:23

    :D hehe love it!

    You're welcome. See if she can counter that one!

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:24

    He should walk it, but he won't. Not sure I understand your point.

    I've just never rated him

    Can't comment on his performance over there as have never watched him

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:25

    I've been a fan of his since F3. His erratic-ness in his early F1 days really disappointed me but he did calm down a lot at Super Aguri and seemed to channel the aggression. He seems to have forgotten how to do this at the moment.

    Unfortunately we don't get any Indycar coverage over here and I'm not staying up to watch live streams.

    So all my news comes from the almighty internet.

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:26

    i've started to try and plan goodwood in detail for some reason, Lukeh is telling me it's months away and to chill out about it..

    .. but planning can be fun!.

    #amywouldunderstand.

  • me14/04/2010 at 00:29

    Could it be Mr C actually has some positive thoughts of him??

    i haven't seen him race in indycar yet, but people had good things to say about his testing.

  • Alenyaa14/04/2010 at 00:31

    I guess he could use that right about then.

    Anyhoo, I'll be off again. Night all!

  • me14/04/2010 at 00:32

    I guess he could use that right about then.

    Anyhoo, I'll be off again. Night all!

    night alenyaa.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:32

    I've just never rated him

    Can't comment on his performance over there as have never watched him

    I only watched this weekend's race and he wasn't at fault, there was a mechanical problem which they repaired but it left him 22 laps down and he ran a good pace after that.

    Unfortunately that wasn't the case at the opening round, this is his first corner in IndyCar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYO62EjMje4&feature=related

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:33

    I guess he could use that right about then.

    Anyhoo, I'll be off again. Night all!

    night!

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:33

    I guess he could use that right about then.

    Anyhoo, I'll be off again. Night all!

    Night

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:36

    i haven't seen him race in indycar yet, but people had good things to say about his testing.

    Not sure where you'll get to see it now but you missed a good IndyCar race on Sunday, strategy and everything.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:38

    i've started to try and plan goodwood in detail for some reason, Lukeh is telling me it's months away and to chill out about it..

    I agree with Lukeh. :)

    A GP is a big event and something to plan for, Goodwood for me is the sort of event you just rock up at. I was a bit annoyed when they made it advance-booking...

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:39

    I agree with Lukeh. :)

    A GP is a big event and something to plan for, Goodwood for me is the sort of event you just rock up at. I was a bit annoyed when they made it advance-booking...

    in truth i'm just excited about it :) it's the first weekend when i'll be free of exams and alevels and school :D

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:39

    Unfortunately that wasn't the case at the opening round, this is his first corner in IndyCar: http://www.you...4&feature=related

    Let's hope DC never goes out there

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:40

    okay, i need to sleep. night all! xx

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:40

    i've started to try and plan goodwood in detail for some reason, Lukeh is telling me it's months away and to chill out about it..

    I think you could sub-contract it out to Amy ;)

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:40

    in truth i'm just excited about it :) it's the first weekend when i'll be free of exams and alevels and school :D

    Sounds like an ideal way to unwind.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:41

    okay, i need to sleep. night all! xx

    So do I. Night people

  • lou14/04/2010 at 00:41

    I think you could sub-contract it out to Amy ;)

    but it's kinda fun :)

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:44

    G'night to the sleepy heads

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 00:53

    was just trying to force itunes to accept a sigur ros album (the one with brackets). it doesn't want to.

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:56

    was just trying to force itunes to accept a sigur ros album (the one with brackets). it doesn't want to.

    Is ok for me

    http://tinypic.com/r/142u49t/5

    I think I had to rename it with a space though, can't remember

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 00:59

    was just trying to force itunes to accept a sigur ros album (the one with brackets). it doesn't want to.

    Is it the song titles that's causing the problem?

    http://tinypic.com/r/2zi0nl0/5

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 01:27

    So, everyone went to bed then

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 05:35

    So, everyone went to bed then

    Just got in to work. One last 8-hour go-around, then FREEDOM! :D Flying out to Shanghai tomorrow. :)

  • paul14/04/2010 at 05:44

    Just got in to work. One last 8-hour go-around, then FREEDOM! :D Flying out to Shanghai tomorrow. :)

    Wooooo.

    Take your coat, apparently its cold.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 06:14

    Wooooo.

    Take your coat, apparently its cold.

    indeed, all the forecasts I saw seemed to involve lots of single digit temperatures. Brrrrrr.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 06:21

    GRRR parents GRRR!

    It's my Dad's birthday tomorrow and I was about to send him an email saying happy birthday - only for my Mum to send a text saying "Don't forget Dad's birthday". I hate that kind of text because now it looks like I only sent the email because she reminded me!!!

  • paul14/04/2010 at 06:24

    It's my Dad's birthday tomorrow and I was about to send him an email saying happy birthday - only for my Mum to send a text saying "Don't forget Dad's birthday". I hate that kind of text because now it looks like I only sent the email because she reminded me!!!

    Yes, they do that. At least your dad reads email.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 06:25

    It's my Dad's birthday tomorrow and I was about to send him an email saying happy birthday - only for my Mum to send a text saying "Don't forget Dad's birthday". I hate that kind of text because now it looks like I only sent the email because she reminded me!!!

    Yes, they do that. At least your dad reads email.

    Just sent it. I couldn't send a card in time because it wouldn't have made it even if we posted it as soon as we got back from London...

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 06:51

    Wooooo.Take your coat, apparently its cold.

    indeed, all the forecasts I saw seemed to involve lots of single digit temperatures. Brrrrrr.

    Given that we're running around in 30-plus degree temperatures right now, that's just the way I like it. :)

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 06:54

    Just sent it. I couldn't send a card in time because it wouldn't have made it even if we posted it as soon as we got back from London...

    Having said that, he wanted a very MFC pressie of an iTunes gift card. Now I just have to convince them to stop sending huge heavy boxes with books in that cost more to post than the gift costs!

  • F1Wolf14/04/2010 at 07:12

    interesting day for airlines yesterday - emergency landing of AA in Iceland, missed runway in Indonesia and here in HK we almost had an Airbus disaster with A330 landing with one engine completely failed and the other goin on and off ...

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 07:52

    Morning all.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 07:54

    Morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 07:58

    The sun went away today.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 07:59

    The sun went away today.

    It's ok. It will come back in the morning.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 07:59

    It's ok. It will come back in the morning.

    It is morning!

  • paul14/04/2010 at 08:01

    It is morning!

    Oh it is too.

    In that case, bad clouds!

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 08:02

    The sun went away today.

    Does anyone else think that it's weird that when the sun has got his hat on (hip hip hip hooray etc) it is supposed to be warmer but actually if you covered up a bit of the sun it would actually be colder.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:04

    Does anyone else think that it's weird that when the sun has got his hat on (hip hip hip hooray etc) it is supposed to be warmer but actually if you covered up a bit of the sun it would actually be colder.

    Huh. That is weird. But he can't go outside without his hat on else he might get sunstr... oh.

    Best not to deconstruct kid's songs though. They get a bit scary.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 08:05

    Best not to deconstruct kid's songs though. They get a bit scary.

    Not to mentions kids TV characters. You really have to wonder sometimes.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 08:07

    Best not to deconstruct kid's songs though. They get a bit scary.

    Not to mentions kids TV characters. You really have to wonder sometimes.

    "In the night Garden" Freaks the heck out of me!

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 08:07

    Huh. That is weird. But he can't go outside without his hat on else he might get sunstr... oh.

    Does the sun wear sun tan lotion when he wants to get a tan? THIS IS BACKWARDS WORLD!!! I don't like it I am scared!

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 08:08

    So my Dad replied to my Happy Birthday email. Seems like they are driving up to Auckland for the weekend to have dinner from a restaurant with a top chef and dancing lessons from cuban salsa dancers :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:08

    Does the sun wear sun tan lotion when he wants to get a tan? THIS IS BACKWARDS WORLD!!! I don't like it I am scared!

    Presumably the moon has to wear sun tan lotion as it is reflecting those rays all the freaking time.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 08:09

    Presumably the moon has to wear sun tan lotion as it is reflecting those rays all the freaking time.

    That's true. I don't want the moon to get sick it's been looking very pale lately.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:10

    That's true. I don't want the moon to get sick it's been looking very pale lately.

    I wonder who puts it on though? The man in the moon? That's quite a big area to cover. No wonder he needs the cheese to keep him going.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 08:11

    That's true. I don't want the moon to get sick it's been looking very pale lately.

    caaaaaching!

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 08:11

    I was just given a spreadsheet to help someone make a graph out of with 65,000 data points!

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:11

    That's true. I don't want the moon to get sick it's been looking very pale lately.

    You could say it's been waning a little.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 08:12

    I was just given a spreadsheet to help someone make a graph out of with 65,000 data points!

    Pie graph is probably the wrong option then

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 08:12

    You could say it's been waning a little.

    haahaha :)

    Maybe it's only pale because it's got factor 1,000,000,000 on the stronger stuff is pretty white

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 08:13

    I was just given a spreadsheet to help someone make a graph out of with 65,000 data points!

    That's the pre excel 2007 file limit innit?

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 08:14

    I was just given a spreadsheet to help someone make a graph out of with 65,000 data points!

    That's the pre excel 2007 file limit innit?

    Yep. We had to be creative with the Dates and Time stamps and then make a pivot table. Seems to work now ;)

  • KerbRider14/04/2010 at 08:20

    Anyone know if Mr and Mrs C are posting the webber lap of shanghai on F1minute or the usual poscast?

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:22

    Anyone know if Mr and Mrs C are posting the webber lap of shanghai on F1minute or the usual poscast?

    Last I heard we were going to post it here as usual. But I am not in charge of videos and could have that very wrong!

  • KerbRider14/04/2010 at 08:26

    I hope not Mrs C. I dont know how else i can get them other than itunes. to keep i mean. these are brilliant videos, and im keeping them for when F1 comes out on teh PS3

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:31

    I hope not Mrs C. I dont know how else i can get them other than itunes. to keep i mean. these are brilliant videos, and im keeping them for when F1 comes out on teh PS3

    Will prod Mr C to see if it's on his to-do list.

  • KerbRider14/04/2010 at 08:32

    My fingers are crossed... ;->

  • KerbRider14/04/2010 at 08:37

    Thanks a million too.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 08:46

    Morning everyone :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:53

    Morning everyone :)

    Hello. How's it going?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 08:54

    Hello. How's it going?

    Not too bad thanks. I have to see my dissertation tutor later so I'm pleased I have something substantial to show her :)

    How is everyone else?

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 08:55

    How is everyone else?

    Nowhere near that productive :)

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 08:56

    Hello. How's it going?

    Not too bad thanks. I have to see my dissertation tutor later so I'm pleased I have something substantial to show her :)

    How is everyone else?

    Good mate - best of luck with the dissertation thingy...

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:04

    I hope not Mrs C. I dont know how else i can get them other than itunes. to keep i mean. these are brilliant videos, and im keeping them for when F1 comes out on teh PS3

    Will prod Mr C to see if it's on his to-do list.

    hmm, i'm trying to reduce our bandwidth expenses, and those cost us a fortune.

    although they are very easy to do, and therefore fall within our 10 hour commitment window, i think we should probably favour saving money for other projects as well as saving time.

    thoughts?

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 09:05

    I hope not Mrs C. I dont know how else i can get them other than itunes. to keep i mean. these are brilliant videos, and im keeping them for when F1 comes out on teh PS3

    Will prod Mr C to see if it's on his to-do list.

    hmm, i'm trying to reduce our bandwidth expenses, and those cost us a fortune.

    although they are very easy to do, and therefore fall within our 10 hour commitment window, i think we should probably favour saving money for other projects as well as saving time.

    thoughts?

    Are the Red Bull videos not hosted on the Red Bull website?

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:06

    Are the Red Bull videos not hosted on the Red Bull website?

    lordy no. here's the link to the last one:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/episodes/media/video/video29.m4v

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 09:07

    Are the Red Bull videos not hosted on the Red Bull website?

    lordy no. here's the link to the last one:

    http://www.sid...dia/video/video29.m4v

    So they're not available publicly then?

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:08

    So they're not available publicly then?

    they're on youtube etc. you just can't sync them to your iphone.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 09:09

    So they're not available publicly then?

    they're on youtube etc. you just can't sync them to your iphone.

    Ah ok.

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:09

    they're on youtube etc. you just can't sync them to your iphone.

    you can also watch them on the redbull site. here's china: http://www.redbullracing.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Video/Shanghai-simulator-run-021242831409573?p=1242807156063&quality=hq

    sadly it's all flash content.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 09:11

    I made a search story, but it had instead made me really hungry

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QESxUfz4ik8

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:11

    sadly it's all flash content.

    and it just crashed my browser :(

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:12

    I made a search story, but it had instead made me really hungry

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=QESxUfz4ik8

    brilliant bing reference :) :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 09:14

    sadly it's all flash content.

    Presumably because otherwise it costs a lot of money.

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:18

    Presumably because otherwise it costs a lot of money.

    i think redbull can afford it to be honest.

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:20

    i think redbull can afford it to be honest.

    red bull: $1 billion in worldwide sales per year

    sidepodcast: $0 in any sales at all... ever

    :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:22

    sidepodcast: $0 in any sales at all... ever

    actually, pat bought a t-shirt and alex and lou have mugs.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 09:22

    Ouch. Bending is hard.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 09:24

    Ouch. Bending is hard.

    Use your knees, not your back!

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 09:24

    Ouch. Bending is hard.

    You should get Bender Bending Rodriquez to help you with that

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 09:31

    The pilates lady straight away worked out why I quite often get a sore back but only on my left hand side. Who would have known that having half my right hip bone taken out 10 years ago would still affect me?

  • Maverick14/04/2010 at 09:32

    red bull: $1 billion in worldwide sales per year

    sidepodcast: $0 in any sales at all... ever

    I can beat that... Jackie just gives the stuff away putting us into the red!

  • me14/04/2010 at 09:32

    I can beat that... Jackie just gives the stuff away putting us into the red!

    hehehe :)

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 09:33

    One more search story - one I'm sure we can all relate to at times ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLdmSc_99HE

  • Maverick14/04/2010 at 09:34

    I can beat that... Jackie just gives the stuff away putting us into the red!

    I figure the longer I take to design the Viva merchandise, the less she can give away :D

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 09:38

    One more search story - one I'm sure we can all relate to at times ;)

    Hehehe.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 09:39

    red bull: $1 billion in worldwide sales per year

    sidepodcast: $0 in any sales at all... ever

    Your maths is quite convincing.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 09:43

    Jessica asked Catherine if she wants to get a coffee. Via twitter. Gosh I love those tweeting wags.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 09:50

    I can beat that... Jackie just gives the stuff away putting us into the red!

    :)

  • paul14/04/2010 at 09:54

    Why don't I have an iMac yet? Not having iphoto is very frustrating. Maybe I should make one of those search videos.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 09:56

    Why don't I have an iMac yet? Not having iphoto is very frustrating. Maybe I should make one of those search videos.

    They're very helpful. Surely it's no coincedence I have my keys again :P

  • Alison14/04/2010 at 09:57

    I am getting cross. Nick is flapping around rather than getting out the house to go to LEGOLAND :D :D :D

  • paul14/04/2010 at 09:58

    They're very helpful. Surely it's no coincedence I have my keys again :P

    Aha! Maybe there is an iMac in my pocket then

  • Maverick14/04/2010 at 09:58

    Aha! Maybe there is an iMac in my pocket then

    Try down the back of the sofa

  • paul14/04/2010 at 10:00

    Try down the back of the sofa

    Hmm. Or perhaps behind the fridge.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 10:00

    didn't know that. what music videos are you uploading though? {Comment #1058}

    I was trying to do a series of recreating F1 incidents in stop-motion using plasticine and paper. There would have been music of my own creation if I'd ever got the timescales for making the videos down to an acceptable amount (it was taking six hours to do two minutes of rubbish-quality video).

  • F1Wolf14/04/2010 at 10:07

    Why don't I have an iMac yet? Not having iphoto is very frustrating. Maybe I should make one of those search videos.

    I love Mac, I hate iPhoto ...

  • paul14/04/2010 at 10:08

    I love Mac, I hate iPhoto ...

    Have you dealt with the alternatives?!

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 10:09

    This is not a very exciting cake: http://twitpic.com/1fi8qh

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 10:12

    I have successfully locked myself out me my house for the second time in one week. Only this time its 8pm so someone should be home but no one is! I will miss Lost!

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 10:12

    The pilates lady straight away worked out why I quite often get a sore back but only on my left hand side. Who would have known that having half my right hip bone taken out 10 years ago would still affect me?

    Hips don't lie?

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 10:15

    Yep, turns out Shakira was talking about me and the subtle twist of my body.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 10:17

    Yep, turns out Shakira was talking about me and the subtle twist of my body.

    I didn't know that you could speak spanish

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 10:20

    sí, hablo un poco de español. And by "a little" I mean "nothing useful"

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 10:21

    sí, hablo un poco de español. And by "a little" I mean "nothing useful"

    Don't you start! That's all they do around me all day at my desk!

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 10:22

    This is not a very exciting cake: http://twitpic.com/1fi8qh

    I just had a nice cake as they give them out free on Wednesdays from the Canteen :D

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 10:24

    Our favourite commentating duo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4519863111/

  • F1Wolf14/04/2010 at 10:25

    Have you dealt with the alternatives?!

    still trying to work out the best way to handle pics on mac ...

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 10:25

    If I worked with any spaniards they would get sick of me bugging them for lessons. Ever since I had a dream that I was talking to Anando in Spanish I have thought I should learn it. In my dream I sounded really good at it :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 10:26

    Our favourite commentating duo: http://[email protected]/4519863111/

    Ooh, no, this one is better: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4519859029/

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 10:32

    Those two should get a direct cut of kangaroo sales. They are the only reason I am now considering for spa and singapore.

  • me14/04/2010 at 10:35

    Ooh, no, this one is better: http://[email protected]/4519859029/

    i should probably say i like this one:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4519859689/

    that isn't a good look though.

  • F1Wolf14/04/2010 at 10:35

    Those two should get a direct cut of kangaroo sales. They are the only reason I am now considering for spa and singapore.

    well, good for Button there is no kangaroo on car to pit radio. the only reason he won the AUS GP was that he kept doing exactly the opposite of what Davidson was saying :-)

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 10:36

    Ooh, no, this one is better: http://[email protected]/4519859029/

    i should probably say i like this one:

    http://[email protected]/4519859689/

    that isn't a good look though.

    Rubens: Rwrooal?

    Lady: Owowrroal!

  • me14/04/2010 at 10:37

    I was trying to do a series of recreating F1 incidents in stop-motion using plasticine and paper. There would have been music of my own creation if I'd ever got the timescales for making the videos down to an acceptable amount (it was taking six hours to do two minutes of rubbish-quality video).

    have you considered uploading to flickr?

  • me14/04/2010 at 10:37

    still trying to work out the best way to handle pics on mac ...

    lightroom

  • me14/04/2010 at 10:38

    Rubens: Rwrooal?

    Lady: Owowrroal!

    CLAIRE!

  • me14/04/2010 at 10:38

    CLAIRE!

    lady indeed!

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 10:38

    Rubens: Rwrooal?

    Lady: Owowrroal!

    CLAIRE!

    IT'S KINDA HARD TO TELL IN THAT PIC ;)

  • paul14/04/2010 at 10:49

    Our favourite commentating duo: http://[email protected]/4519863111/

    Ha. I was just looking at the photos of them with Amy and Pamela. I wish i had recorded what they were carrying on about. They are a funny pair

  • F1Wolf14/04/2010 at 10:54

    lightroom

    hm, will try the free trial, need to see if worth the price they are asking for it

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 10:55

    My tutor is silly. she told me to come in for 12 for a meeting and her lecture doesnt finish till half 12!

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 10:55

    My tutor is silly. she told me to come in for 12 for a meeting and her lecture doesnt finish till half 12!

    That's typical of your course isn't it?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 10:56

    That's typical of your course isn't it?

    if anything it's better than usual :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:11

    I briefly blogged this search story thing: http://mediafuturechange.com/2010/04/14/combining-searching-and-storytelling/

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:22

    I briefly blogged this search story thing: http://mediafu...ing-and-storytelling/

    Yay for search stories :)

  • KerbRider14/04/2010 at 11:25

    although they are very easy to do, and therefore fall within our 10 hour commitment window, i think we should probably favour saving money for other projects as well as saving time.

    Can it be torrented?

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 11:32

    Afternoon

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 11:35

    woohoo, finally inside :D

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:36

    woohoo, finally inside :D

    Perhaps you should glue your keys to your hand?

  • paul14/04/2010 at 11:36

    woohoo, finally inside :D

    I hope you were recording

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:36

    Afternoon

    Howdy!

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 11:37

    Perhaps you should glue your keys to your hand?

    I can't believe I've lived in this house for two years and always have my keys with me, then do this twice in one week. It's my mums fault, I went to the post office to pick up my birthday present from her and I only took my keys because I knew I wouldn't need anything else. Then when I got home I grabbed my bag and headed to Bending class and the keys were not in it.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:39

    Wondering whether to march into the lecture room and demand tosee my tutor as promised... She's taking ages!

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 11:39

    Howdy!

    Potential problem with the weekly daily... I said "Hello" but it wouldn't let me post because I said that yesterday and it thought it was a duplicate, which I suppose it was. :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 11:39

    Potential problem with the weekly daily... I said "Hello" but it wouldn't let me post because I said that yesterday and it thought it was a duplicate, which I suppose it was. :)

    ha!

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:41

    Potential problem with the weekly daily... I said "Hello" but it wouldn't let me post because I said that yesterday and it thought it was a duplicate, which I suppose it was. :)

    Oops. I have been pondering the daily anyway. I do not like the weekly.

  • me14/04/2010 at 11:41

    Can it be torrented?

    erm. we turned off the torrent server yesterday because cost us too much :)

    i'll convert the file to itunes format and stick it on a drop for you this evening.

  • me14/04/2010 at 11:42

    Oops. I have been pondering the daily anyway. I do not like the weekly.

    monthly?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:42

    Potential problem with the weekly daily... I said "Hello" but it wouldn't let me post because I said that yesterday and it thought it was a duplicate, which I suppose it was. :)

    you have used up your hello quota for the week :p

  • paul14/04/2010 at 11:42

    Gah. Why am I watching Lost each week. It's killing me. I need to just record it all and watch in one long sitting

  • RG14/04/2010 at 11:43

    Afternoon folks.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:43

    monthly?

    Oooh!

    No. I was thinking maybe back to daily but with added volunteers. Someone could take on Fridays, say.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:43

    Gah. Why am I watching Lost each week. It's killing me. I need to just record it all and watch in one long sitting

    But it's awesome!! How could you possibly wait?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:43

    monthly?

    I can see this leading to the Decadely :)

  • paul14/04/2010 at 11:44

    But it's awesome!! How could you possibly wait?

    But now i cant wait for next weeeek!

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 11:44

    Gah. Why am I watching Lost each week. It's killing me. I need to just record it all and watch in one long sitting

    I am going to have to watch that later since Mr C said it is the best.episode.ever. I also wanted to watch the start of The Pacific miniseries. Stupid being locked out.

  • me14/04/2010 at 11:44

    No. I was thinking maybe back to daily but with added volunteers. Someone could take on Fridays, say.

    ahhhh! can we delegate publishing responsibilities too?

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:44

    I can see this leading to the Decadely :)

    That is a fantastic word.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:44

    ahhhh! can we delegate publishing responsibilities too?

    Indeedily.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:45

    No. I was thinking maybe back to daily but with added volunteers. Someone could take on Fridays, say.

    sounds like a good idea, I personally enjoyed it when we did daily volunteers

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:46

    sounds like a good idea, I personally enjoyed it when we did daily volunteers

    It worked really well and gave us greater variety. It would be a lot of work to schedule volunteers on a daily basis so I thought maybe having some regulars in would be good.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 11:47

    No. I was thinking maybe back to daily but with added volunteers. Someone could take on Fridays, say.

    Ah yes, I enjoyed doing those. Would love to do something like that again.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:47

    But now i cant wait for next weeeek!

    Well there is that, yes.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:48

    It worked really well and gave us greater variety. It would be a lot of work to schedule volunteers on a daily basis so I thought maybe having some regulars in would be good.

    well I'll happily volunteer if you decide to do so :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:49

    well I'll happily volunteer if you decide to do so :)

    I'll sort out a wiki page :)

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:49

    My tutor hasgone to lunch!!!!!! Hmph!

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:49

    My tutor hasgone to lunch!!!!!! Hmph!

    How rude!

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 11:53

    Oops. I have been pondering the daily anyway. I do not like the weekly.

    It has been an interesting experiment. Goes some way to seeing what the idea of the twitter-like comments would be like. Maybe.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 11:56

    How rude!

    I feel a bit bad now! They have had lecturers call in sick (worse than the students I say!) so she'd filling in for them and this is the first break she's had today, so I'll see her after her lunch.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:57

    I feel a bit bad now! They have had lecturers call in sick (worse than the students I say!) so she'd filling in for them and this is the first break she's had today, so I'll see her after her lunch.

    Oh. Not rude!

    :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 11:58

    i love this story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8618507.stm

    but what i love most is this quote from BT:

    BT said it was "delighted to help Rutland Telecom" although it added that it hoped it would allow other service providers access to its new network, "otherwise there is the risk of a local monopoly developing, which is never good for consumers".

    bless BT and their not at all monopolistic ways!

  • RG14/04/2010 at 11:58

    Quick plug: http://tripleleagueracing.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-korea/

    And, I'll be honest, it peaks at the title.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 11:59

    And, I'll be honest, it peaks at the title.

    the title is amazing. So amazing I will click on it.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 11:59

    I'll sort out a wiki page :)

    Here we go: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Daily+Post+Guest+Writers

  • paul14/04/2010 at 11:59

    And, I'll be honest, it peaks at the title.

    Ha! :D

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 12:00

    Quick plug: http://triplel...a-problem-like-korea/

    Awesome title is awesome.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 12:00

    And, I'll be honest, it peaks at the title.

    It's a great one, though.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 12:02

    It's a great one, though.

    I know, it was too good not to use it.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 12:05

    Gah. Why am I watching Lost each week. It's killing me. I need to just record it all and watch in one long sitting

    I feel the same about Flash Forward. My temperament is just not suited to these kind of drip-feed programmes :(

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 12:06

    BT said it was "delighted to help Rutland Telecom" although it added that it hoped it would allow other service providers access to its new network, "otherwise there is the risk of a local monopoly developing, which is never good for consumers".

    hahahaha...

    Now that there are proven people who want to use the service we'd like to undercut Rutland and put them out of business

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:06

    Gah. Why am I watching Lost each week. It's killing me. I need to just record it all and watch in one long sitting

    I wanted to watch Lost when I had it on my BT Vision iptv box. The plan was to pass my exams and then watch them. But then I had to do a retake and didn't have time for it... and in the meantime they've removed them.

    I don't want to have to pay for something I don't know I'll like...

  • paul14/04/2010 at 12:06

    I feel the same about Flash Forward. My temperament is just not suited to these kind of drip-feed programmes :(

    Oh yes, that's back again isn't it?

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:07

    Now that there are proven people who want to use the service we'd like to undercut Rutland and put them out of business

    in a nutshell... yes :)

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 12:08

    I feel the same about Flash Forward. My temperament is just not suited to these kind of drip-feed programmes :(

    I really wanted to like Flash Forward, I really did, but I gave up after 3 episodes.

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:09

    I don't want to have to pay for something I don't know I'll like...

    buy an episode on itunes, it'll like £3.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:09

    Quick plug: http://triplel...a-problem-like-korea/

    love the title :)

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:11

    Quick plug: http://triplel...a-problem-like-korea/

    And, I'll be honest, it peaks at the title.

    Just a thought, you may want something on the page to denote who wrote the article, you or Dylan..

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:12

    BT said it was "delighted to help Rutland Telecom" although it added that it hoped it would allow other service providers access to its new network, "otherwise there is the risk of a local monopoly developing, which is never good for consumers".

    dear oh dear

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:13

    I feel the same about Flash Forward. My temperament is just not suited to these kind of drip-feed programmes :(

    I like Flash Forward, and I'm only 2 eps behind..

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 12:14

    By the way Apple sent me an e-mail this morning and it was the generic e-mail they send out... it mentioned F1 Podcasts in it. When you click on it two out of the 10 are yours.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 12:14

    Just a thought, you may want something on the page to denote who wrote the article, you or Dylan..

    Ahhh, that sounds sensible. Cheers for the tip

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:14

    By the way Apple sent me an e-mail this morning and it was the generic e-mail they send out... it mentioned F1 Podcasts in it. When you click on it two out of the 10 are yours.

    again??

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 12:15

    again??

    Yup... I'll forward it to you...

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:15

    buy an episode on itunes, it'll like £3.

    I may do. I wouldn't watch the whole series at that price though.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 12:16

    I feel the same about Flash Forward. My temperament is just not suited to these kind of drip-feed programmes :(

    I like Flash Forward, and I'm only 2 eps behind..

    The thing that gets me about that program is that there seems to be 40 minutes of fluff involving everybody be all moody about what they saw, mope around and just blindly follow their visions as if they have no free will. Normally this also seems to include 10 minutes of footage that has been seen at least three times.

    Then, something interesting happens and we learn a tiny bit about why there was a flash forward, then the programme ends. Bah!

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:17

    was just trying to force itunes to accept a sigur ros album (the one with brackets). it doesn't want to.

    Is it the song titles that's causing the problem?

    http://tinypic.com/r/2zi0nl0/5

    Sorry, I crashed out in bed before you replied :)

    Looks like you have them named differently to me, mine are the 'AKA' names in square brackets which I think is what CDDB did, or maybe MusicBrainz.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:18

    The thing that gets me about that program is that there seems to be 40 minutes of fluff involving everybody be all moody about what they saw, mope around and just blindly follow their visions as if they have no free will. Normally this also seems to include 10 minutes of footage that has been seen at least three times.

    That describes the first half of the season before the Christmas break. It has improved since.. or I think it has anyway

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:19

    I may do. I wouldn't watch the whole series at that price though.

    just checked, £1.49 for the SD version, or £19.99 for 25 episodes.

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 12:19

    That describes the first half of the season before the Christmas break. It has improved since.. or I think it has anyway

    I have just watched the first one after the break I think. I have two on the DVR, but I'd rather catch up on the drama about the Swedish Temple Knight first I thnk ;)

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:21

    just checked, £1.49 for the SD version, or £19.99 for 25 episodes.

    ooh 20 quid is good. thanks :)

    I haven't played with the TV side of itunes yet

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 12:24

    #cakenews

    Here are some cakes made by my sister over the last couple of years. Including some for me :)

    http://picasaweb.google.com/kerrynwotton/Cakes#

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 12:26

    #cakenews

    Here are some cakes made by my sister over the last couple of years. Including some for me :)

    http://picasaw...m/kerrynwotton/Cakes#

    Ooh! They look sooooooo good!

  • RG14/04/2010 at 12:27

    #cakenews

    Here are some cakes made by my sister over the last couple of years. Including some for me :)

    http://picasaw...m/kerrynwotton/Cakes#

    Those are some nice, tasty, looking cakes :)

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 12:28

    #cakenews

    Here are some cakes made by my sister over the last couple of years. Including some for me :)

    http://picasaw...m/kerrynwotton/Cakes#

    Hippo cake!

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:29

    By the way Apple sent me an e-mail this morning and it was the generic e-mail they send out... it mentioned F1 Podcasts in it. When you click on it two out of the 10 are yours.

    they must have a new person who likes f1, selecting things, because they haven't given a stuff about motorsport for the past 3 years, and now twice in a month?

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 12:32

    #cakenews

    Here are some cakes made by my sister over the last couple of years. Including some for me :)

    http://picasaw...m/kerrynwotton/Cakes#

    Nice cakes!

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 12:33

    they must have a new person who likes f1, selecting things, because they haven't given a stuff about motorsport for the past 3 years, and now twice in a month?

    I forwardededed it to you... But I think I may have messed it up

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:33

    I forwardededed it to you... But I think I may have messed it up

    i've got it. i can't see the images, but the link works.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 12:34

    i've got it. i can't see the images, but the link works.

    Something weird happened and I couldn't face fixing it ;)

  • me14/04/2010 at 12:35

    I forwardededed it to you... But I think I may have messed it up

    an odd choice of shows. no force india, no red bull, no renault, but they have the new lotus one.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 12:37

    an odd choice of shows. no force india, no red bull, no renault, but they have the new lotus one.

    As the only F1 podcast with a Finn, this is a good choice.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 12:56

    That meeting went really well, yay :)

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 12:56

    That meeting went really well, yay :)

    Good stuff :)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 12:57

    #cakenews

    Here are some cakes made by my sister over the last couple of years. Including some for me :)

    http://picasaw...m/kerrynwotton/Cakes#

    Pig cakes and hippo cakes. Yum.

    I demand panda cakes.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 12:58

    Good stuff :)

    apparently I just need to proof read (I have an admittedly chatty style of writing) and just format here and there, and it'll be done. I'm just pleased she was impressed with the effort I'd made because it has been a lot of work to get it all sorted

  • RubberGoat14/04/2010 at 12:58

    Good stuff :)

    apparently I just need to proof read (I have an admittedly chatty style of writing) and just format here and there, and it'll be done. I'm just pleased she was impressed with the effort I'd made because it has been a lot of work to get it all sorted

    Sounds like a win to me - your supervisor was always going to ask you to amend stuff so you did well :)

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 12:59

    although she got out a random example of a finished dissertation (bounded and finished etc) and it was my brothers... that was a really erry moment

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 13:00

    although she got out a random example of a finished dissertation (bounded and finished etc) and it was my brothers... that was a really erry moment

    Oooh, spooky!

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 13:10

    International iPads delayed by a month :(

  • me14/04/2010 at 13:11

    International iPads delayed by a month :(

    was sort of expecting that after they didn't appear in yesterday's store update. rats.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 13:13

    was sort of expecting that after they didn't appear in yesterday's store update. rats.

    International orders will start May 10th

  • me14/04/2010 at 13:13

    International orders will start May 10th

    but still no pricing?

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 13:15

    but still no pricing?

    That's the day the pricing will happen too... I've heard they really are trying to wait to get a better exchange rate.

  • me14/04/2010 at 13:16

    That's the day the pricing will happen too... I've heard they really are trying to wait to get a better exchange rate.

    eh? surely they can't keep up with demand from the US?

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 13:36

    eh? surely they can't keep up with demand from the US?

    The point being that they don't want to change their price once they announce it. There was a big PR disaster last time that happened so whatever they start with will be what they stick with. They want the price to be as low as they can get it now so that while demand is short people in 3 months are still buying.

  • me14/04/2010 at 13:37

    The point being that they don't want to change their price once they announce it. There was a big PR disaster last time that happened so whatever they start with will be what they stick with. They want the price to be as low as they can get it now so that while demand is short people in 3 months are still buying.

    how does delaying a month help? surely it can either way?

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 14:00

    I demand panda cakes.

    Unfortunately she's in another country teaching English to Spanish people (in order to improve her own Spanish). I think this means two things.

    No cakes.

    Amy will be visiting.

  • Maverick14/04/2010 at 14:02

    Just catching up on Boston Big Picture and discovered this great collection from Earth Hour - by clicking on the pictures you can swap between lights on and lights off.

    You can even turn the lights off on the Yas Marina (#21)... go on you know you want to do that if nothing else ;-)

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/earth_hour_2010.html

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 14:17

    Just reading some of the guest daily posts from the last takeover. They really were awesome! And I love that Mr C couldn't keep track so that each day was a surprise.

    You know you want to be a daily post writer, sign up, sign up, sign up: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Daily+Post+Guest+Writers

    There, that oughta do it.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 14:38

    Just reading some of the guest daily posts from the last takeover. They really were awesome! And I love that Mr C couldn't keep track so that each day was a surprise.

    They were very awesome. I don't think mine is going to come this time round on a bass player's birthday though. ;)

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 14:39

    They were very awesome. I don't think mine is going to come this time round on a bass player's birthday though. ;)

    It was quite serendipitous.

    That may be the first time I've ever used that in a sentence. I like it.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 14:41

    That may be the first time I've ever used that in a sentence. I like it.

    Wow!!

    That's impressive. Sure I had to google what it meant but it's a pretty word to look at :D

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 14:41

    That may be the first time I've ever used that in a sentence. I like it.

    I like it too... It makes me think of flippers.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 14:41

    That's impressive. Sure I had to google what it meant but it's a pretty word to look at :D

    It looks like it might be a type of dinosaur.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 14:42

    It looks like it might be a type of dinosaur.

    That's what I meant... about the flippers :)

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 14:42

    That's what I meant... about the flippers :)

    A sea dino had a similar name

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 14:43

    A sea dino had a similar name

    water not sea... but... oh... nevermind...

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 14:43

    A sea dino had a similar name

    It's a bit like platypus which is also fun.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 14:45

    It looks like it might be a type of dinosaur.

    Do you say diplo-docus or di-plodocus?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 14:47

    Do you say diplo-docus or di-plodocus?

    I just give it my best and miserably get confused halfway through the word :)

    Me and lou were talking about something similar last week. I was trying to pronounce Pterodactyl or whatever it's called. It was a good challenge.

  • Maverick14/04/2010 at 14:47

    Do you say diplo-docus or di-plodocus?

    or dai-plodocus

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 14:49

    I love reading the dictionary on the wiki, there are so many words that make me laugh :D

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 14:56

    I love reading the dictionary on the wiki, there are so many words that make me laugh :D

    I think my favourite is this:

    Wigglywigglywigglywooshswoosh : noun

    Definition : God knows

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 14:56

    Wigglywigglywigglywooshswoosh : noun

    Definition : God knows

    :D

  • RG14/04/2010 at 15:02

    Wigglywigglywigglywooshswoosh : noun

    Definition : God knows

    Ahhhh, that might have been me...

  • me14/04/2010 at 15:16

    have we seen the new twitter timeline feature from google?

    http://twitpic.com/1fk1bb

    only goes back so far as feb this year for me, but still v.cool.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 15:17

    only goes back so far as feb this year for me, but still v.cool.

    oooh, looks good.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 15:29

    Oooh Christine:

    http://twitpic.com/1fk2qg

  • me14/04/2010 at 15:30

    also, i think comments are appearing in realtime on google now: http://twitpic.com/1fk4bn

    view this link, then leave a comment: http://bit.ly/aQZVyR

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 15:31

    Oooh Christine:

    Bargain!

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 15:32

    Oooh Christine:

    Definitely need to buy that and the Brawn thingy when the lottery is won.

  • Dan Brunell14/04/2010 at 15:54

    Ahhh.... finally back to civilization... or at least places with broadband internet which is basically my rubric for a place to count as civil.

    Happy birthday Amy.

    My gift to you... probably the best blog post I've ever read on owning a Gorilla suits.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 16:08

    My gift to you... probably the best blog post I've ever read on owning a Gorilla suits.

    Link isn't working :(

  • Dan Brunell14/04/2010 at 16:18

    Link isn't working :(

    D'oh!

    LINK: http://monkeygoggles.com/?p=3614

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 16:34

    LINK: http://monkeygoggles.com/?p=3614

    hehe! I want a gorrilla suit now. Now his though, it sounds a bit tatty now.

    #confidentialfromlou

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 16:35

    *not, even

  • me14/04/2010 at 16:42

    hehe! I want a gorrilla suit now. Now his though, it sounds a bit tatty now.

    we have a panda suit for sale.

  • me14/04/2010 at 16:59

    it would seem opera is popular: http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/apps/top10appstorefree.html

    [via]

  • James14/04/2010 at 17:01

    it would seem opera is popular: http://www.app...op10appstorefree.html

    [via]

    blimey!!!

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 17:01

    it would seem opera is popular: http://www.app...op10appstorefree.html

    Woah!!

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:05

    blimey!!!

    apparently people like choice. whodathunkit?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 17:06

    apparently people like choice. whodathunkit?

    I came, I browsed, I left unsatisfied. Safari is just fine thank you!

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:07

    I came, I browsed, I left unsatisfied. Safari is just fine thank you!

    apparently opera has been knobbled though. apple won't let the full spec mobile browser into the store, just the cut down version.

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:08

    apparently opera has been knobbled though. apple won't let the full spec mobile browser into the store, just the cut down version.

    http://twitter.com/paul_irish/status/12170627928

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 17:09

    apparently opera has been knobbled though. apple won't let the full spec mobile browser into the store, just the cut down version.

    Sadly that was always going to be the case... Opera is alright on my phone, it can be very useful with image heavy websites for example. Shame really with apple.

  • James14/04/2010 at 17:10

    apparently opera has been knobbled though. apple won't let the full spec mobile browser into the store, just the cut down version.

    not suprising though. apple don't want something that rival their own apps.

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:10

    Hello folks.

    Packing done. :D

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:11

    Hello folks.

    howdy

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:12

    howdy

    How goes it? :)

    Pondering if I'll attend tonight's quiz. Right now, leaning towards no. As much as I want to end Kimster's recent domination... :P

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:13

    How goes it? :)

    cannot complain. new and reduced sidepodcast = lots of cool and creative things are finally getting underway.

    we shoulda done this after bahrain :)

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:14

    cannot complain. new and reduced sidepodcast = lots of cool and creative things are finally getting underway.

    will we finally see a full-blown MFC push? ;)

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:14

    we shoulda done this after bahrain :)

    i haven't given up on this season juuuust yet. ;)

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 17:16

    A collegue just wondered over to me with this...

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/alexandronov/4520626675/

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/alexandronov/4520626807/

    how to make mr c jealous ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/04/2010 at 17:19

    hello folks,

    how are you all tonight?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 17:22

    hello folks,

    how are you all tonight?

    Hi leigh. Not too bad thanks, you?

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:23

    hello folks,

    how are you all tonight?

    Good. How about you?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/04/2010 at 17:24

    none too bad - a little shizzled t'is all

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:25

    will we finally see a full-blown MFC push? ;)

    erm, not sure. i don't think i'm that excited by it. it's another one of those things that we can't change. am a bit bored of reporting on things that we can't alter :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:25

    how to make mr c jealous ;)

    want! why in the world did they buy a litepanel?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 17:25

    erm, not sure. i don't think i'm that excited by it. it's another one of those things that we can't change. am a bit bored of reporting on things that we can't alter :)

    Mr C's Cooking Blog it is

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:25

    erm, not sure. i don't think i'm that excited by it. it's another one of those things that we can't change. am a bit bored of reporting on things that we can't alter :)

    interesting choice of words, that. change... alter... hmmm. :)

  • Journeyer14/04/2010 at 17:26

    none too bad - a little shizzled t'is all

    shizzle me fizzle? :D

    anyhow, will go to bed. epic journey ahead of me tomorrow. night folks!

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:26

    anyhow, will go to bed. epic journey ahead of me tomorrow. night folks!

    see ya and hi leigh.

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:26

    Mr C's Cooking Blog it is

    ha!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/04/2010 at 17:27

    hello mr c and off to bed with you journeyer

    :D

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 17:30

    want! why in the world did they buy a litepanel?

    they are a keen amature photographer

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:31

    they are a keen amature photographer

    i forget they work on stills too. interesting.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 17:32

    erm, not sure. i don't think i'm that excited by it. it's another one of those things that we can't change. am a bit bored of reporting on things that we can't alter :)

    my blog and my podcast and my radio show are all just content driven. It's a very different style of thing.

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:35

    my blog and my podcast and my radio show are all just content driven. It's a very different style of thing.

    true story, and i like that, but possibly it isn't niche enough for me. your radio show covers anything in the whole world, which i find a bit daunting :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:40

    possibly the bestest big picture ever, ever: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/journeys_to_the_international.html

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 17:42

    true story, and i like that, but possibly it isn't niche enough for me. your radio show covers anything in the whole world, which i find a bit daunting :)

    right. I totally get that and I am pretty certain that is the reason my show gets around 20 viewers and yours gets lots more. Depends on why you want to do it though :)

    I made things like the radio show before I thought to broadcast it. If I didn't create I'd go mad.

    I wonder if being niche comes with the inherant problems of relying on something too much.

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:43

    I wonder if being niche comes with the inherant problems of relying on something too much.

    could very do.

    i guess the problem is we didn't invent f1 (eddie did), we just need to create something original.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 17:48

    i guess the problem is we didn't invent f1 (eddie did), we just need to create something original.

    We should create our own motorsport! Maybe with the same cars, and perhaps represented by nationality.. if I could grade my idea it'd be A1...

    Ahh, nah, it's a silly idea. Noone would ever watch it.

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:49

    Ahh, nah, it's a silly idea. Noone would ever watch it.

    hehe.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 17:53

    i guess the problem is we didn't invent f1 (eddie did), we just need to create something original.

    indeed. It's important to control the thing is the point. My lack of control in my content is my perogative I guess :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 17:54

    indeed. It's important to control the thing is the point. My lack of control in my content is my perogative I guess :)

    it makes for good listening. i just couldn't do it myself.

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 18:09

    it makes for good listening. i just couldn't do it myself.

    well you are very kind to say that.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 18:11

    have you considered uploading to flickr? {Comment #1258}

    I didn't know Flickr was capable of that (until now, I thought it only did photos, but since Yahoo! owns it it'll be easy to see if I'm wrong). I'll look into it :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 18:17

    I've just signed up to flickr and I don't think it's going to be possible to do what I originally intended with the videos there; the maximum length of video is 90 seconds. Still, it's better than nothing.

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 18:18

    My first time post! and it is about Nico Rosberg.

    Long time listener but de-lurking to inform you guys about Nico's tweet/blog post in chinese. Worth +1 on christine rankings? It is all proper chinese and doesn't seem to be translated by google though I might be wrong.

    Anyway, keep up the good work! Looking forward to Shanghai!

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 18:21

    Oops forget to add the link http://bit.ly/bmFe4X . or view the blog post at http://www.nicorosberg.com/author/nico/ .

  • me14/04/2010 at 18:22

    Long time listener but de-lurking to inform you guys about Nico's tweet/blog post in chinese. Worth +1 on christine rankings? It is all proper chinese and doesn't seem to be translated by google though I might be wrong.

    hey marilene, that is rather fab and damn impressive.

    am copying the tweet here, because i have no idea if sidepodcast can handle such content:

    期待在上海进行一场富有挑战又奇妙的比赛

    (hope it's not sweary)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/04/2010 at 18:25

    gotta say Nico looks like he's about to head into battle in that pic on his homepage

  • me14/04/2010 at 18:26

    gotta say Nico looks like he's about to head into battle in that pic on his homepage

    i guess someone just told him who is team mate would be for the year?

  • me14/04/2010 at 18:26

    leo's pumping up his ball: http://live.twit.tv/

    live!

  • me14/04/2010 at 18:27

    leo's pumping up his ball: http://live.twit.tv/

    (we live exciting lives)

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 18:30

    Oops. I have been pondering the daily anyway. I do not like the weekly. {Comment #1280}

    Automating the daily's publication could work, especially if you can get it to link to the calender and/or other things that crop up often (such as short news items) to also ease its write-up. The non-automated bits could, as Christine suggested, be done well with volunteers.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 18:34

    apparently I just need to proof read (I have an admittedly chatty style of writing) and just format here and there, and it'll be done. I'm just pleased she was impressed with the effort I'd made because it has been a lot of work to get it all sorted {Comment #1349}

    I'm glad about that. Well done, Lukeh :)

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 18:35

    期待在上海进行一场富有挑战又奇妙的比赛

    (hope it's not sweary)

    Hello all, especially new commenter Marilene. According to Google it's Chinese (Simplified Han) for "Look forward to Shanghai, a wonderful game full of challenges and"

  • RG14/04/2010 at 18:37

    Hello all, especially new commenter Marilene. According to Google it's Chinese (Simplified Han) for "Look forward to Shanghai, a wonderful game full of challenges and"

    How can he leave us on this suspense?

    Hey Janna and Marilene :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 18:38

    We should create our own motorsport! Maybe with the same cars, and perhaps represented by nationality.. if I could grade my idea it'd be A1...

    Ahh, nah, it's a silly idea. Noone would ever watch it. {Comment #1427}

    I'm doing a graphic novel script on bus racing for Script Frenzy (42 pages and counting) - will that do?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/04/2010 at 18:45

    wow - 7.45pm and i'm looking to hit bed already...

    :(

  • lou14/04/2010 at 18:57

    Hello

  • RG14/04/2010 at 18:58

    Hello

    Hi lou

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 19:01

    Hi, I'm back again... although not for long as I need to shower and cook before the quiz. I've just rearranged my living room so I'm not cramped in the corner when I'm at the computer, and the sofas are in a more relaxing location (at least it feels it anyway!). I need to ditch a large armchair that I rarely use. Anyone want one?

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 19:10

    wow - 7.45pm and i'm looking to hit bed already...

    :(

    I know how you feel. These 6am starts are not good. I wonder if this is how Amy feels every day?

  • lou14/04/2010 at 19:12

    Hi Andy, we walked past the apple store today in regents street, but for the sake of my friend i didn't walk in.. just in case i spent the rest of the day in there :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/04/2010 at 19:13

    I know how you feel. These 6am starts are not good. I wonder if this is how Amy feels every day?

    Well, Amy is a trooper.

    :)

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 19:19

    Hi Andy, we walked past the apple store today in regents street, but for the sake of my friend i didn't walk in.. just in case i spent the rest of the day in there :P

    Have you nothing better to do? :D

  • lou14/04/2010 at 19:29

    Have you nothing better to do? :D

    well we were in london... and when i'm bored in london i go to regents street.. i was proud i didn't go in :)

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 19:32

    well we were in london... and when i'm bored in london i go to regents street.. i was proud i didn't go in :)

    Hehe. Funnily enough I also managed to resist. I think it's the memories of when I worked there.

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 19:51

    For anyone who was not around earlier, we're taking volunteers for regular daily post writers: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Daily+Post+Guest+Writers

  • Alex Andronov14/04/2010 at 19:56

    So I know you're all fans of good podcasts here. I have been really liking a podcast called "the pipeline" by Dan Benjamin. It's kind of techy mfc style things and it is very good. Worth checking back with the past episodes he's been getting some really good guests. This week he has Jason Snell from macweek. He was the first person who I kind of thought something negative about, "hmm do I need another mac based thing this week"... However this episode turned out to be the one that makes me recommend it to you all.

    Jason edits the most popular mac magazine and yet he is a publisher that gets it. He says on the episode, I'm paraphrasing, "people keep telling me I've got to keep certain features just for the magazine... But what does that do? It means you have a poor website and a magazine that people don't read because they don't know about it. As a print magazine publisher you are going to get eaten alive. So you might as well cannibalise yourself."

    It's worth a listen.

    #MFC

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 20:06

    Evening all

  • Christine14/04/2010 at 20:25

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/14/china-2010-race-information/

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 20:50

    If anyone's interested, here's the spot the difference for the quiz: http://i42.tinypic.com/2prg3kz.png

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 20:52

    If anyone's interested, here's the spot the difference for the quiz: http://i42.tinypic.com/2prg3kz.png

    That's why it is so quite

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 20:58

    That's why it is so quite

    Jackie is making us mark our own answers

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:01

    Jackie is making us mark our own answers

    I like that idea.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 21:02

    I like that idea.

    If I wasn't having minor heart attacks when she told us, I might have noticed...

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:03

    If I wasn't having minor heart attacks when she told us, I might have noticed...

    Heart attacks can be bad for you

  • RG14/04/2010 at 21:05

    Heart attacks can be bad for you

    I should stop watching Spurs then.

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:07

    i take it rg is in a happy place re: spurs winning? faint much when they went 2-0 up chap?

  • RG14/04/2010 at 21:08

    i take it rg is in a happy place re: spurs winning? faint much when they went 2-0 up chap?

    Last 5 mins, worst 5 mins of my life so far. Now, I can't stop smiling.

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:08

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/14/a-lap-of-china-with-mark-webber/

    (downshifting already going to plan i see!)

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:08

    (downshifting already going to plan i see!)

    :D

  • lou14/04/2010 at 21:10

    If anyone's interested, here's the spot the difference for the quiz: http://i42.tinypic.com/2prg3kz.png

    yay! we found them all :)

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:11

    @rg now you know how i felt with utd-chelsea, champions league final, penalties.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 21:12

    yay! we found them all :)

    You're meant to do it on your own

  • lou14/04/2010 at 21:13

    You're meant to do it on your own

    well my friend and i completed it together :)

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 21:14

    Jackie is making us mark our own answers

    I like that idea.

    Kimster won with 40 points, which is some way over the 24 scored by several of us..

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:17

    well my friend and i completed it together :)

    Did you win then?

  • lou14/04/2010 at 21:17

    okay, I'm off to educate my friend in awesomeness of the IT crowd :)

    see ya! xx

  • lou14/04/2010 at 21:17

    Did you win then?

    technically she did.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:18

    okay, I'm off to educate my friend in awesomeness of the IT crowd :)

    see ya! xx

    Have fun and don't go balming me for keeping tuo awake late

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 21:18

    okay, I'm off to educate my friend in awesomeness of the IT crowd :)

    Good choice. Byeee!

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:18

    Have fun and don't go balming me for keeping tuo awake late

    blaming

  • RG14/04/2010 at 21:19

    okay, I'm off to educate my friend in awesomeness of the IT crowd :)

    see ya! xx

    Cheerio, have fun.

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:30

    Do donations help that matter or not? be honest.

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:32

    Do donations help that matter or not? be honest.

    you may have bounced threads here :)

    donations absolutely help. but we can't very well say:

    - "we're bored by f1, we're going to do something else."

    - "but give us all your money anyway."

    even sir bob would struggle to pull that one off.

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 21:36

    even sir bob would struggle to pull that one off.

    i don't think he would.... although without swearing he'd have trouble

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:36

    i don't think he would.... although without swearing he'd have trouble

    :D

    :D

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:38

    woops. Should have replied earlier.

    期待在上海进行一场富有挑战又奇妙的比赛

    It is simplified chinese (thanks Jenna) Translation is 'Awaiting an exciting and amazing competition (race) in Shanghai'

    I'm Singaporean so feel free to pass chinese translations to me!

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 21:38

    i don't think he would.... although without swearing he'd have trouble

    "Give us your F1 money now."

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:39

    "Give us your F1 money now."

    comment of the year :)

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 21:39

    "Give us your F1 money now."

    badoomboomtish

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:40

    I'm Singaporean so feel free to pass chinese translations to me!

    noted. we do like volunteers ;)

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:41

    woops. Should have replied earlier.

    期待在上海进行一场富有挑战又奇妙的比赛

    It is simplified chinese (thanks Jenna) Translation is 'Awaiting an exciting and amazing competition (race) in Shanghai'

    I'm Singaporean so feel free to pass chinese translations to me!

    That's a risky thing to say around here. Kathi offered to translate Finnish once and has been inundated ever since.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:42

    woops. Should have replied earlier.

    期待在上海进行一场富有挑战又奇妙的比赛

    It is simplified chinese (thanks Jenna) Translation is 'Awaiting an exciting and amazing competition (race) in Shanghai'

    I'm Singaporean so feel free to pass chinese translations to me!

    Are you going to the Singapore race later in the year Marilene. We need stalkers

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:42

    That's a risky thing to say around here. Kathi offered to translate Finnish once and has been inundated ever since.

    Lol I think my A levels Chinese should be able to withstand the test. XD

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:43

    Are you going to the Singapore race later in the year Marilene. We need stalkers

    But it is sooooo expensive!

    I might still though if my plans for a last minute rush to SA2010 falls through.

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:44

    But it is sooooo expensive!

    I might still though if my plans for a last minute rush to SA2010 falls through.

    ooh, you have to meetup with journeyer.

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:44

    Apologies for the thread bouncing. i need 2 things: an iphone, and working home internet. opera mini 4 quite frankly sucks *censored*

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:45

    ooh, you have to meetup with journeyer.

    Has AMy not added Singapore to her grand tour as well? I know she is doing a few races this season

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:46

    Has AMy not added Singapore to her grand tour as well? I know she is doing a few races this season

    journeyer is in china this weekend, isn't he?

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:46

    journeyer is in china this weekend, isn't he?

    Yes

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 21:47

    comment of the year :)

    Aww thanks, I think it's more deserving of a rimshot.

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:47

    journeyer is in china this weekend, isn't he?

    Yes

    oh yeah... i'm the confused one. just you all carry on.

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:48

    i thought journeyer wasnt doing it this year. might have that wrong though. before i get anything else wrong, i am heading to bed. night all!

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:49

    Has AMy not added Singapore to her grand tour as well? I know she is doing a few races this season

    I think I read that somewhere before. She's doing spa/monza/singapore I think.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:49

    oh yeah... i'm the confused one. just you all carry on.

    I know he is in Shanghai but I have no idea if he is doing Singapore. Amy knows all this kind of stuff. She should be awake by now.

    AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:49

    i thought journeyer wasnt doing it this year. might have that wrong though. before i get anything else wrong, i am heading to bed. night all!

    Night

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 21:49

    comment of the year :)

    Aww thanks, I think it's more deserving of a rimshot.

    www.instantrimshot.com

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:49

    I think I read that somewhere before. She's doing spa/monza/singapore I think.

    you know more than i do!

    must pay more attention.

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 21:50

    you know more than i do!

    must pay more attention.

    Talking of which, have you remembered?

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:50

    I think I read that somewhere before. She's doing spa/monza/singapore I think.

    SHe did Melbourne and is definitely doing Spa and Monza. I know she added another race to her schedule and I think it is Singapore. Not sure if she is dragging Pamela with her

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:51

    Talking of which, have you remembered?

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:51

    arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:51

    Talking of which, have you remembered?

    #confidential in case Christine is reading

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 21:51

    That'll be a no then :)

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 21:51

    arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

    #milkybarkid

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:51

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Time for the Milky Bar kid impression. Again

  • RG14/04/2010 at 21:51

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Sounds like a no.

    See ya TM

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 21:52

    arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

    you're kidding

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:52

    how, how, how can i have forgotten??

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:52

    How can you forget when you were reminded last night?

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 21:52

    How can you forget when you were reminded last night?

    and it's on the Google calendar ;)

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 21:53

    there are 24hr shops out there (delete this comment now)

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 21:53

    how, how, how can i have forgotten??

    Uh oh.

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:53

    How can you forget when you were reminded last night?

    it just fell out of my head. christine went to bed, never said a word.

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:54

    btw, I was just listening to the last F1 debrief and I noticed something being a follower of tennis as well. I think all castrol rankings (racing/football) is based on ATP's tennis rankings. So it is about improvement over a year rather than actual performance. Not that comparing across motorsports makes sense but I just feel like it is a little over-bashed.

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 21:54

    there are 24hr shops out there (delete this comment now)

    Excellent idea. (you'd better delete this too).

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 21:54

    it just fell out of my head. christine went to bed, never said a word.

    It's not until tomorrow, you've got an hour. Perhaps a home made card?

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:55

    it just fell out of my head. christine went to bed, never said a word.

    I am surprised she doesn't do that more often

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:55

    So it is about improvement over a year rather than actual performance. Not that comparing across motorsports makes sense but I just feel like it is a little over-bashed.

    does the tennis system make any sense though?

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 21:55

    it just fell out of my head. christine went to bed, never said a word.

    was a test

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:56

    It's not until tomorrow, you've got an hour. Perhaps a home made card?

    You think he can be trusted with scissors and glue?

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:56

    It's not until tomorrow, you've got an hour. Perhaps a home made card?

    out of what? this is an mfc house. we don't own anything that doesn't require power.

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:56

    Am i missing a sharp point here? #notreallyhere

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:56

    was a test

    i failed. in shocking style.

    i've shocked myself.

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 21:56

    out of what? this is an mfc house. we don't own anything that doesn't require power.

    What about an e-card then?

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 21:56

    I think all castrol rankings (racing/football) is based on ATP's tennis rankings. So it is about improvement over a year rather than actual performance. Not that comparing across motorsports makes sense but I just feel like it is a little over-bashed.

    Except all the tennis players play the same game - tennis. It may be on clay or grass, but it's essentially the same game everywhere. Motorsport comes in many flavours. Christine's rankings have more credibility because they only cover F1

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:57

    What about an e-card then?

    good plan.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:57

    does the tennis system make any sense though?

    Yes because the top players are playing in the same or similar tournaments. There are not badminton or volleyball players in there

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 21:57

    You think he can be trusted with scissors and glue?

    quick, where is the red bull muffin recipe from LPG? you might need it

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:57

    does the tennis system make any sense though?

    It does. Alot of sense.

    Mainly because in tennis there a lots of tournaments and some are optional so you can't do them all. Therefore those you choose to do you must try to aim some consistency in them. Plus the bigger the event the more the points. Over all a very tidy system, but suited for that sport in particular.

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 21:57

    Am i missing a sharp point here? #notreallyhere

    It's Mr & Mrs C's wedding anniversary tomorrow

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:57

    What about a foldable card on that e-paper stuff?

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:57

    Yes because the top players are playing in the same or similar tournaments. There are not badminton or volleyball players in there

    so if someone wins the first grand slam of the year two years in a row, they can potentially fall behind the second place person who crashed in the quarters?

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 21:58

    What about an e-card then?

    good plan.

    Or a personalised Google search video

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:59

    Plus the bigger the event the more the points. Over all a very tidy system, but suited for that sport in particular.

    it's probably too complicated for me to follow, i'm a simple person.

  • me14/04/2010 at 21:59

    Or a personalised Google search video

    aha

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 21:59

    It's Mr & Mrs C's wedding anniversary tomorrow

    Flowers always do the trick. Plus hand-made cards (sincerety) and a nice trip to a high-class restaurant.

    Although I do prefer sword letter openers for presents but that's just me. XD

  • Turkey Machine14/04/2010 at 21:59

    @janna: i had a suspicion it was something like that. anyways, offskis. no bosses in work, so i get to live-comment!

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:00

    quick, where is the red bull muffin recipe from LPG? you might need it

    It's on her blog. No idea what the address is.

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 22:00

    @janna: i had a suspicion it was something like that. anyways, offskis. no bosses in work, so i get to live-comment!

    Bye TM

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:00

    so if someone wins the first grand slam of the year two years in a row, they can potentially fall behind the second place person who crashed in the quarters?

    Yes. That has happened before, and is part of the reason why rafael nadal has fallen to 3rd in the world.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:00

    Mainly because in tennis there a lots of tournaments and some are optional so you can't do them all. Therefore those you choose to do you must try to aim some consistency in them. Plus the bigger the event the more the points. Over all a very tidy system, but suited for that sport in particular.

    In the same way, the series-specific tables make sense, but they looked really odd at the start of this season. I think that's because they removed two '09 races and only added one '10 race because the dates didn't align.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:01

    Although I do prefer sword letter openers for presents but that's just me. XD

    I think Christine is more an e-mail person so sword letter openers may not be ideal. Odd thing is she is into stationery.

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 22:01

    noted. we do like volunteers ;)

    ah, well while i'm drunk, and seeing as i'm off to bed soon, i might as well do some.

    if you get any voicemail feedback this weekend (which is unlikely, but still) if there is any, i don't mind putting together a podcast of it.

    it would probably surface mid week though.

    only a thought.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:01

    Yes. That has happened before, and is part of the reason why rafael nadal has fallen to 3rd in the world.

    doesn't that annoy nadal? just a bit?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:01

    Quick! Mr C! print this off, christine will love it i'm sure!! It's not rush or completely apathetic whatsoever!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2lnoeg.jpg

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:01

    ah, well while i'm drunk, and seeing as i'm off to bed soon, i might as well do some.

    if you get any voicemail feedback this weekend (which is unlikely, but still) if there is any, i don't mind putting together a podcast of it.

    it would probably surface mid week though.

    only a thought.

    ooooh. me likey. ta.

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 22:02

    Quick! Mr C! print this off, christine will love it i'm sure!! It's not rush or completely apathetic whatsoever!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2lnoeg.jpg

    that is some good work there mr Lukeh

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:02

    quick, where is the red bull muffin recipe from LPG? you might need it

    It's on her blog. No idea what the address is.

    It's on sidepodradio as well.

    Not sure Christine wants to wake up to a messy kitchen or that Mr C is allowed to use the oven unsupervised

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:02

    Quick! Mr C! print this off, christine will love it i'm sure!! It's not rush or completely apathetic whatsoever!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2lnoeg.jpg

    my saviour.

    we only have a b&w printer though. will it lose some punch?

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:02

    In the same way, the series-specific tables make sense, but they looked really odd at the start of this season. I think that's because they removed two '09 races and only added one '10 race because the dates didn't align.

    which sort of means it doesn't makes sense and it should be based on the 'last x events'

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:03

    It's on her blog. No idea what the address is.

    http://www.readingandrecipes.blogspot.com/

    There you go.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:03

    which sort of means it doesn't makes sense and it should be based on the 'last x events'

    why can't it be based on this year's events?

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:03

    doesn't that annoy nadal? just a bit?

    More like very much. And it's due to injury too, of all things. Nonetheless he is nice #coughunlikefederercough so he doesn't complain all that much. :D

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:03

    we only have a b&w printer though. will it lose some punch?

    I fear a lack of colour will sap all the romance out of it I'm afraid

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:03

    Quick! Mr C! print this off, christine will love it i'm sure!! It's not rush or completely apathetic whatsoever!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2lnoeg.jpg

    Rose(s) always work.

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:04

    I fear a lack of colour will sap all the romance out of it I'm afraid

    :D

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:04

    which sort of means it doesn't makes sense and it should be based on the 'last x events'

    why can't it be based on this year's events?

    There have only been three.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:04

    More like very much. And it's due to injury too, of all things. Nonetheless he is nice #coughunlikefederercough so he doesn't complain all that much. :D

    it annoys me just imagining it. why would castrol think this is a good idea to apply to motorsport?

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:05

    we only have a b&w printer though. will it lose some punch?

    Get Lukeh to re-do in b/w and then all you need is some crayons or coloured pencils. Makes it a bit more 'home made'

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:05

    There have only been three.

    yes. but they aren't predicting the future, they are assigning positions based on existing results.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:05

    Get Lukeh to re-do in b/w and then all you need is some crayons or coloured pencils. Makes it a bit more 'home made'

    who just happens to have crayons lying around? i don't even know where i'd buy some :(

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:06

    it annoys me just imagining it. why would castrol think this is a good idea to apply to motorsport?

    Because it gets people talking about castrol?

    And I think you should have a competition to see who can make the best card for mrs. c now while she's not looking.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:06

    Because it gets people talking about castrol?

    that we do :)

    And I think you should have a competition to see who can make the best card for mrs. c now while she's not looking.

    awesome!

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:06

    Get Lukeh to re-do in b/w and then all you need is some crayons or coloured pencils. Makes it a bit more 'home made'

    I have crayons on photoshop...

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 22:07

    who just happens to have crayons lying around? i don't even know where i'd buy some :(

    Supermarkets have them. they have a lot of things. cards. flowers. more cards. more flowers. milky bars.

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:07

    who just happens to have crayons lying around? i don't even know where i'd buy some :(

    Ok then, what about a yellow highlighter pen? It could have a Brawn theme then.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 22:07

    who just happens to have crayons lying around? i don't even know where i'd buy some {Comment #1572}

    Your local newsagent is likely to have something useful for adding colour to your card if it's big enough, even if it's coloured paper, glue and scissors. Supermarkets, art and children's shops also work well for this task.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:08

    Ok then, what about a yellow highlighter pen? It could have a Brawn theme then.

    now that i have.

    i wonder if an f1 card is appropriate right now though?

  • James14/04/2010 at 22:08

    Quick! Mr C! print this off, christine will love it i'm sure!! It's not rush or completely apathetic whatsoever!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2lnoeg.jpg

    go Lukeh! :D needs some Franck though ;)

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 22:08

    night all.

    happy anniversary for tomorrow Mr & Mrs C.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:08

    Your local newsagent is likely to have something useful for adding colour to your card if it's big enough, even if it's coloured paper, glue and scissors. Supermarkets, art and children's shops also work well for this task.

    i have 52 minutes...

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:08

    night all.

    happy anniversary for tomorrow Mr & Mrs C.

    night, and er... thanks.

  • startledbunny14/04/2010 at 22:08

    i have 52 minutes...

    (plays countdown theme)

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:09

    Do a collage from random coloured magazines. Preferably ones with roses on them.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:09

    i have 52 minutes...

    You have till she wakes up...

    Night sb

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:09

    There have only been three.

    yes. but they aren't predicting the future, they are assigning positions based on existing results.

    Yeah, and I think if they had an F1-only table of the last 18 or 20 races that have happened. So in midseason you could see the last year's worth of races without having to calculate their scores from June onwards and add it to this year's scores up to May.. not allowing for stupid changes in points systems

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:09

    You have till she wakes up...

    that's true.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:09

    Supermarkets have them. they have a lot of things. cards. flowers. more cards. more flowers. milky bars.

    Have Ocado or someone deliver it to her workplace.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:10

    night all.

    happy anniversary for tomorrow Mr & Mrs C.

    night

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:10

    Have Ocado or someone deliver it to her workplace.

    i have no idea where that is :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 22:11

    i have 52 minutes... {Comment #1582}

    Do you not have a 24-hour supermarket near you? Otherwise, it's probably time to get a pen and do some creative shading to imply colour. Sometimes a good black-and-white sketch can speak volumes.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:11

    I have altered mr'c s possible romantic card for a more personal touch

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2vhxely.jpg

    It is a failproof plan, alas, that lack of colour printer could be the problem... ;)

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:11

    i have no idea where that is :)

    You've got a Google :)

  • James14/04/2010 at 22:12

    i have no idea where that is :)

    you don't know where Christine works??

    ;)

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:12

    You've got a Google :)

    no. i don't know where she works. at all.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:12

    I have crayons on photoshop...

    Mr C should e-mail it to Christine. SHe would probably be more surprised by him using e-mail than handing it to her

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:12

    i wonder if an f1 card is appropriate right now though?

    You have a point, but I'm trying to work with what you have available.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:13

    i have 52 minutes...

    I don't think Christine has her alarm set for midnight

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:14

    no. i don't know where she works. at all.

    You must have some idea at least, cos none of us know where either of you work.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:14

    I don't think Christine has her alarm set for midnight

    What time would Mrs C wake up?

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 22:14

    You could tell her you've got a special surprise coming when she gets home from work (then make sure it actually is special).

    Or draw up an "invitation" card for a meal out or similar.

    Or simply offer to be her servant for the evening (i.e do everything she asks from when she gets home until midnight without complaining or questioning). This can work surprisingly well and requires no planning whatsoever.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:14

    On a side note, I'm having great fun at the moment with the Bad Translator. Set it to Max at the bottom and you get some hilarious outcomes from translating from language to language:

    http://www.conveythis.com/translation.php

    For example:

    "Happy anniversary, Christine."

    ...54 translations later we get:

    "Congratulations to the hospital, Cristina."

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:14

    It is a failproof plan, alas, that lack of colour printer could be the problem... ;)

    Hack her office network and print it there

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:15

    What time would Mrs C wake up?

    no idea, i'm asleep when she goes to work.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 22:15

    I felt a headping. Yes, I am going to singapore. And in regards to tennis rankings, by losing yesterday Andy Murray will be ranked below del potro on Monday even though delpo hasn't played in 3 months. Andy is playing shocking compared to last year though, so it makes sense.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:16

    You must have some idea at least, cos none of us know where either of you work.

    i don't know where she works, honestly. i doubt she knows where i work either. we don't really have that kinda relationship.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:16

    no. i don't know where she works. at all.

    That's.... curious. Anyway, I defer to the others who may have more experience in these matters, 'cos I have no idea. :)

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:16

    no idea, i'm asleep when she goes to work.

    So this gives you even more time?

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:17

    Tell her you planned to get her an iPad but Apple screwed it up by announcing that they are delaying their UK introduction

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:17

    Tell her you planned to get her an iPad but Apple screwed it up by announcing that they are delaying their UK introduction

    :D :D

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:17

    Hack her office network and print it there

    Hehe. I have a great story about that which I cannot post here, sadly.

    It is similar to the one about the guy who, when a new wireless network appeared on his computer, established that the owner knew nothing about computers, set himself up on the router and changed the admin password.

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:18

    I felt a headping. Yes, I am going to singapore. And in regards to tennis rankings, by losing yesterday Andy Murray will be ranked below del potro on Monday even though delpo hasn't played in 3 months. Andy is playing shocking compared to last year though, so it makes sense.

    wheee! A fellow tennis fan! Supporting MAndy?

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:18

    i don't know where she works, honestly. i doubt she knows where i work either. we don't really have that kinda relationship.

    That is ridiculous. Unless it is like the Will Smith film where they both worked for different branches of the secret service

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:18

    i don't know where she works, honestly. i doubt she knows where i work either. we don't really have that kinda relationship.

    What about in case of emergency?

  • Janna14/04/2010 at 22:19

    Am off to bed. 'Night all

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:19

    That is ridiculous. Unless it is like the Will Smith film where they both worked for different branches of the secret service

    why do i need to know where she works, she's on the blinking doohickey if i need anything.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 22:19

    That is ridiculous. Unless it is like the Will Smith film where they both worked for different branches of the secret service

    Aha!

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:19

    That is ridiculous. Unless it is like the Will Smith film where they both worked for different branches of the secret service

    Isn't it the Mr & Mrs. Smith Bragelina film?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:19

    Am off to bed. 'Night all

    Night janna

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:19

    What about in case of emergency?

    don't we have 112 for that?

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:20

    Am off to bed. 'Night all

    night janna, and thank you.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 22:20

    Late May?! May!!!

    Thanks Mr Apple.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:20

    Am off to bed. 'Night all

    Night

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:20

    On a side note, I'm having great fun at the moment with the Bad Translator. Set it to Max at the bottom and you get some hilarious outcomes from translating from language to language:

    http://www.con...s.com/translation.php

    For example:

    "Happy anniversary, Christine."

    ...54 translations later we get:

    "Congratulations to the hospital, Cristina."

    I have often run something through a few translations when I have been bored. But I love the idea that I can get the results without going through all those steps.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:20

    don't we have 112 for that?

    No, we have 0118 999 881 999 119 725..................3

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 22:20

    What about in case of emergency?

    don't we have 112 for that? {Comment #1621}

    Not to mention Christine's mother-in-law...

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:21

    Am off to bed. 'Night all

    Night Janna

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:21

    No, we have 0118 999 881 999 119 725..................3

    :)

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:21

    don't we have 112 for that?

    Not quite what I meant.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:21

    Isn't it the Mr & Mrs. Smith Bragelina film?

    That's the one. Or it could be like True Lies

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:23

    i don't know where she works, honestly. i doubt she knows where i work either. we don't really have that kinda relationship.

    That is ridiculous. Unless it is like the Will Smith film where they both worked for different branches of the secret service

    Certainly the underground bunker on a remote Scottish island makes a little more sense now

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:24

    Not quite what I meant.

    i went through this whole conversation with alex, post sidepodradio last year. feel free to quiz him tomorrow.

    we don't need to know where each other is, when we are both connected to the virtual umbilical cord that is realtime commenting.

    #mfc n'all that.

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 22:24

    Supporting MAndy? You must be joking! I can't even enjoy his losses anymore though because they're just so frequent.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:25

    i went through this whole conversation with alex, post sidepodradio last year. feel free to quiz him tomorrow.

    We'll be too busy eating popcorn and waiting to see what happens tomorrow :)

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:25

    We'll be too busy eating popcorn and waiting to see what happens tomorrow :)

    oh cripes :cry:

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:25

    I just entered "Christine expects Mr C to forget their anniversary" into the multipe translator and set the number of translations to max. Part way through it had translated it to "lost years" which seems oddly appropriate. After 54 translations it had reduced the whole thing to one word - "deaths"

    Get a present quick Mr C

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:26

    Certainly the underground bunker on a remote Scottish island makes a little more sense now

    :D

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:26

    Supporting MAndy? You must be joking! I can't even enjoy his losses anymore though because they're just so frequent.

    ROFL. Okay. Who do you support then?

    MAndy isn't all that bad on twitter though.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:26

    I just entered "Christine expects Mr C to forget their anniversary" into the multipe translator and set the number of translations to max. Part way through it had translated it to "lost years" which seems oddly appropriate. After 54 translations it had reduced the whole thing to one word - "deaths"

    Oh my goodness!

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:27

    Supporting MAndy? You must be joking! I can't even enjoy his losses anymore though because they're just so frequent.

    schumi-esque

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 22:28

    Based on your earlier hashtag you won't like my answer. :D

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:30

    we don't need to know where each other is, when we are both connected to the virtual umbilical cord that is realtime commenting.

    What I mean is if for some reason either of you is unable to tell the other that you are ill/injured/whatever via the doohickey, it might just be an idea to have someone else you can contact.

  • MarileneRiddle14/04/2010 at 22:32

    Based on your earlier hashtag you won't like my answer. :D

    Aw... I seem to have something against too many multiple championship winners like Schumacher, Federer, Woods and Ferguson. I love multiple championship winning teams though #goFerrari!.

    Anyway, I like Heikki. So do I get into your good books then?

  • Amy14/04/2010 at 22:38

    I didn't become a Fed fan until he started losing. It was very odd but I just felt sorry for him. But you get points for being a Heikki fan :D

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:38

    What I mean is if for some reason either of you is unable to tell the other that you are ill/injured/whatever via the doohickey, it might just be an idea to have someone else you can contact.

    i think if christine was in trouble, i would be the last person she would call. if she has any sense.

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:38

    Right, way past the time I should be asleep again. Another early start for me tomorrow, have to go to London again :s Night all.

  • Andy Taylor14/04/2010 at 22:39

    i think if christine was in trouble, i would be the last person she would call. if she has any sense.

    You have a point. :) Goodnight.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 22:39
  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:39

    Right, way past the time I should be asleep again. Another early start for me tomorrow, have to go to London again :s Night all.

    Nighty night.

  • paul14/04/2010 at 22:40

    Why do disks fail? Surely they should run for longer than 7 years continuously.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:40

    Right, way past the time I should be asleep again. Another early start for me tomorrow, have to go to London again :s Night all.

    Bye Andy.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:41

    Fancied a glass of wine instead of the usual beer. I'm not used to having white wine so I forgot to chill it. Oops.

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:43

    Right, way past the time I should be asleep again. Another early start for me tomorrow, have to go to London again :s Night all.

    see ya.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:43

    i think if christine was in trouble, i would be the last person she would call. if she has any sense.

    :D

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:44

    Right, way past the time I should be asleep again. Another early start for me tomorrow, have to go to London again :s Night all.

    Night Andy

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:49

    54 languages agree with me it seems.

    "Hermann Tilke is ruining the tracks of formula 1! We must stop this man!"

    ...54 translations later we get:

    "Herman holiday! We must stop the man."

    We're all going on a, Hermann Holiday... wait, no.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:51

    We're all going on a, Hermann Holiday... wait, no.

    Will we meander along taking an odd looking route before going straight on in a straight line through africa before a sharp turn into the Atlantic Ocean?

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:51

    We're all going on a, Hermann Holiday... wait, no.

    isn't that what we're on now?

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 22:52

    Hello!

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 22:53

    Hello!

    Hello

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:54

    Hello!

    Hey bassano

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 22:54

    I got:

    This explains

    Who'd like a guess as to what I put in originally?

  • me14/04/2010 at 22:54

    Hello!

    sir

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:54

    Hello!

    Heya mate

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 22:55

    I am saddened by iPad delays :(

    I may go the American shopper route too now :)

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:55

    Who'd like a guess as to what I put in originally?

    Sidepodcast is the best?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 22:56

    Who'd like a guess as to what I put in originally?

    It could be absolutely anything based on some of the responses I've got :D

  • RG14/04/2010 at 22:56

    By the way, just typed in 'Blame Steven'.

    Ended up with 'Officer Stephen', so, maybe Steven isn't the best person to blame after all...

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:58

    Hello!

    Evening

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 22:58

    By the way, just typed in 'Blame Steven'.

    Ended up with 'Officer Stephen', so, maybe Steven isn't the best person to blame after all...

    I am being misrepresented

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 22:59

    What is this translation malarky of which you speak?

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 23:01

    What is this translation malarky of which you speak?

    http://www.conveythis.com/translation.php

    Set it to max at the bottom option for the most bizarre outcomes

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 23:02

    I got:

    This explains

    Who'd like a guess as to what I put in originally?

    I decided to be really clever and put "This explains" in to see what that gave and got "Analysis". Since I assume this was not your original choice it seems the way to figure it out is to find out what is next in the sequence - analysis, this explains, ?????.

    I would say something along the lines of Bernie is God

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 23:03

    What is this translation malarky of which you speak?

    It converts to a foreign language and back then to another and back etc up to 54 times.

    I put "Christine expects Mr C to forget their anniversary" and 54 translations later it said "Deaths"

  • RG14/04/2010 at 23:03

    Obscure. I typed in 'The next race is in Shanghai'

    "Shanghai air. 10000000000000000."

    Riiiiiight.

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 23:05

    "Finns make the best F1 drivers"

    becomes

    "Payne, the best driver in F 1."

    How odd.

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 23:05

    I want an iPad now!

    becomes

    "The answer to your business."

    [spooky]

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 23:12

    The answer to my riddle:

    The answer "This explains" was generated by me putting in "Percussus resurgo". That's right, putting in a bit of Latin (something not even in the translator's bank of languages) will get it to come up with a result in English (albeit one that makes about as much sense as most of the other stuff generated by the Bad Translator).

    Currently working on "translating" the Sidepodcast subtitles.

  • RG14/04/2010 at 23:13

    Currently working on "translating" the Sidepodcast subtitles.

    Typed in 'We love mr and mrs c'

    ended up with 'virgo'

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 23:13

    ended up with 'virgo'

    Big break!

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 23:14

    The answer "This explains" was generated by me putting in "Percussus resurgo". That's right, putting in a bit of Latin (something not even in the translator's bank of languages) will get it to come up with a result in English (albeit one that makes about as much sense as most of the other stuff generated by the Bad Translator).

    I tried a few made up words from Monty Pythin and you almost always get them translated into something entirely different. Maybe we should have a competition for whoever can get the longest sentence to go through 54 translations and stay the same

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 23:15

    I tried a few made up words from Monty Pythin and you almost always get them translated into something entirely different. Maybe we should have a competition for whoever can get the longest sentence to go through 54 translations and stay the same {Comment #1682}

    Tip - don't include F1 because it translates it into V1 pretty consistently.

  • me14/04/2010 at 23:16

    ended up with 'virgo'

    Big break!

    :)

  • Steven Roy14/04/2010 at 23:18

    Tip - don't include F1 because it translates it into V1 pretty consistently.

    I tried it in a sentence that I mentioned earlier and it went from F1 to Formula 1 then back to F1

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 23:26

    The translator doesn't even keep "Legard" or "Badoer" intact.

  • Lukeh14/04/2010 at 23:28

    The translator doesn't even keep "Legard" or "Badoer" intact.

    It's doing something right then. ;)

    Am off for the night. Night everyone!

  • Bassano14/04/2010 at 23:28

    Night Lukeh

  • RG14/04/2010 at 23:29

    Am off for the night. Night everyone!

    Nighty night lukeh

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 23:37

    The first set of Sidepodcast Subtitle Translations:

    Your Daily Dose of Horsepower -> Disease (maybe not the best advert for the site ever...)

    Bringing Together the World of F1, One Listener at a Time -> I know that the F 1 world before. (probably true)

    Surrender Your Life to Us -> Return (that would be a start...)

    Who Needs Sleep? -> Sleep? (that's it, sleep is such a foreign concept to us that we need to look it up in a dictionary)

    The Centre of the F1 Universe -> V. 1 Space Center (just in case we need to send any World War II weaponry into the cosmos...)

    Carlsberg Don't Do F1 Podcasts, but if They Did, It Would Be Called Sidepodcast -> V. 1 podkast podkast (sounds like a 21-st century Russian dance)

    Not Quite a Religion, but We've Tried -> Religion, hard work, by (by who, exactly? Though yes, it is hard work)

    Formula 1 From the Fans For the Fans -> V. 1 here (should we really advertise our rockets so openly?)

    Where Comments are tastier than Sausage Rolls -> State any questions, comments, if good food (loyalty by bribery...)

    Even Holly Samos acknowledges us. Holly. Samos -> Holly Summit satsuma cotton 霍利 great. (sounds like an agricultural mountain in China)

    Created by mixing a tablespoon of awesome with a bowl of win -> Big crab (where?)

    Where the Chats Are Always More Entertaining Than the Racing -> If the line is always the best medicine (then the circle presumably isn't)

    Is My Favourite Website - God -> This is my favorite - my God (good on you for telling Him but there's a good chance he already knows)

    May Not Be Entering the Championship for 2010 but Thinking About It for 2011 -> 2010 games, but unfortunately not in fact in 2011 (warning: this site may have a short shelf life)

    Because We Are the Only Reasonable Voice in F1 at the Moment -> V. 1 well (rocket health checker)

    Come for the Podcasts, Stay for the Panda -> Podkast session (commendably to-the-point)

    Where driver's hairstyles are as important as the results. -> If your hair is very important (then look after it)

    Listen to Steven, You Know He's Right -> See Stephen, you know (he must be pretty important but I didn't know that just by looking at the subtitle)

    We know a Bit about F1, and a Lot about Comments! -> V. 1 on Tuesday I will have you know! (thank you for the rocket warning)

    Badoer's retirement retreat -> Trap collection of birds. (Sidepodcast goes avian hunting)

    Where the old homepage was getting as fugly as the 2009 F1 cars! -> Not in 1 in 2009 in an old house, is it? (Deal or No Deal had a budget cut)

    EXCLUSIVE! -> Special (it just is :) )

    Would you like to see our cog? -> Fan Shop? (there used to be one here, I think...)

    Not rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish in any way shape or form -> Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish like (not the best recommendation I've ever seen)

    Can easily do a better job than Legard -> You can do better lehard (how can the hard do better? It's hard!)

  • RG14/04/2010 at 23:40

    Not rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish in any way shape or form -> Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish like (not the best recommendation I've ever seen)

    Is that translator from up here like?

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 23:42

    Is that translator from up here like? {Comment #1691}

    If it was I think it would have been a bit nicer to poor Sidepodcast :(

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2010 at 23:51

    "The Perfect Formula Through the Week" gives a particularly interesting result: it stops trying to translate after the Serbian translation, leaving a plain "The" for the translation.

  • Pat W14/04/2010 at 23:56

    Blog news:

    - I have updated the calendar sidebar widget so it is current, let me know if I missed anything

    - I've corrected a points error in the TMR game.

    - I've created a drop.io account to house the game files for public scrutiny as well as any other rubbish I want to put in there... http://drop.io/toomuchracing

    Last week I made a Superleague Formula Google Calendar but I don't think I told anyone, the link has been there since then..

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:00

    Evening folks

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 00:01

    "A Unique Formula" got stuck at Tagalog with simply "A".

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 00:01

    Good evening, Jim.

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 00:01

    Evening folks

    Hi Jim

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:02

    Been super busy with racing and such to check in =( I think this is the first time I've popped in since the cutback was announced. I remember reading that on an RSS feed while I was at the track and being saddened.

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:06

    And while I'm on the subject of being at the track, I won my last event, taking home 1st place in my class =)

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4512664622_5c3d583926.jpg

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 00:06

    And while I'm on the subject of being at the track, I won my last event, taking home 1st place in my class =)

    http://farm3.s...664622_5c3d583926.jpg

    Woo hoo!

    Go Jim!

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:07

    Woo hoo!

    Go Jim!

    Thanks =) It was a little luck I must admit. I had stiff competition and my tires just handled the tarmac better than the others did.

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

    Video of the lap that took home the win.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 00:08

    And while I'm on the subject of being at the track, I won my last event, taking home 1st place in my class =) {Comment #1700}

    Excellent news - congratulations :D

  • RG15/04/2010 at 00:09

    And while I'm on the subject of being at the track, I won my last event, taking home 1st place in my class =)

    http://farm3.s...664622_5c3d583926.jpg

    Maaan, thats good that. Well done mate :)

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 00:11

    Well done Jim, looks like a tough event from the video (and fantastic that you took video!). Looks hard to learn the track.

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:12

    Well done Jim, looks like a tough event from the video (and fantastic that you took video!). Looks hard to learn the track.

    We got to walk the track a couple times so that helped. It was rather hard for me, as I wear glasses and have bad depth perception w/out them. I wasn't wearing contacts that day and got lost my first run. Came home with an 80 second lap or so that run.

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:13

    All in all it was a pretty fun day and my first win of the season. I'm hoping to repeat this weekend to stay on top of the points standing.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 00:20

    Second and final part of my Sidepodcast Subtitles Translation:

    We have a Trulliometer, you know. -> November trullyometer (not only in November, though...)

    Blah blah blah blah blah-ing about F1, all day, every day....well, sort of. -> In addition, for many people. In addition, many Samsung in 1 .... Daily (branding?!? How did that get in there?)

    Franck Montagny knows who we are, so there! -> Completely, you know (completely what?)

    Powered by wine, squash and unnamed energy drink. Oh, and a panda. -> Arrested development the plant will reduce drink energy (possibly true, if a complete non sequiter)

    I need more hours in the day... -> There are a little more time ... (Sidepodtime is glorious :) )

    Always In Your Aural Slipstream -> Hedeaisi Delaware (if you know what this means, please let me know)

    Overtaking Our Listeners Throughout the Week -> Change in two weeks. (with this site it's more like change in two minutes)

    The Perfect Formula Through the Week -> The (note: it gave up trying to translate at "Serbian").

    Endorsed by His Lordship, King Rubens Barrichello. Probably. -> Berry ruby, the king (how did we get ruled by fruit jewellry?)

    Formula Fun -> Of resipes. (cooking is more important than pronunciation)

    All There is to F1 in One Site -> Part v. 1 (not to mention the other few thousand by now)

    Bringing the World of F1 Together -> V. 1 world (well, yes...)

    All F1... All of the Time -> And then ... V. 1 (NO!!!)

    All Franck... All the Time -> Open .. Bad (so closed... ...good, presumably)

    Your Timely F1 Podcast (or Fix) -> Others v. 1 real (solid) (version 2 of real is liquid, version 3 is gas and version 4 is plasma)

    A Unique Formula -> A (stuck at Tagalog)

    For the F1 Side of Your Life -> V. 1 life (this worries me)

    Number 1 for F1 -> 对 Formula 1, № 1 (yes! We love our top-level single-seater motorsport :) )

    Home of Toro Rosso's Underfunded Research and Development Department -> Research and development rusotoro small (how much R&D can be funded on listener donations alone?)

    F1 Has Evolved. So Have We. -> V. 1 rate military (it would do seeing as the military invented it)

    Injecting F1 Into Your System -> Supuredekkishisutemu (blame the Japanese translator, though to be fair it did get "Spray Deck System" to play with)

    102nd in Our Own League -> Now 102 (try again in 2108, Mr Translator)

    F1 News All the Time! -> News Formula 1 for all (pretty accurate come to think of it)

    On Pole for F1 News -> Formula 1 news (also accurate)

    Slipstreaming Sonic Satisfaction -> Of team (isn't this an independent podcast?)

    Every Week and Every Race Day -> Last game (this site could have a really short shelf life)

    Resistance is Futile -> The sense of competition (is fun but this site hasn't really got any competition to sense ;) )

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 00:37

    Heading to bed, see ya later

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 00:39

    See ya pat

  • RG15/04/2010 at 00:40

    Heading to bed, see ya later

    Niight.

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 02:17

    A Unique Formula -> A (stuck at Tagalog)

    The Tagalog translation would go:

    Isang Katangi-tanging Pormula. :D

    Morning, folks! Leg 1 of my trip completed. Will stay here for around 6 hours before I go for Leg 2 - the trip to the airport! :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 06:52

    Happy Birthday Papa Goat, by the way ;)

  • startledbunny15/04/2010 at 06:55

    found another reason why i don't want an ipad, even though i was laughing watching this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9NP-AeKX40

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 06:58

    found another reason why i don't want an ipad, even though i was laughing watching this.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=Q9NP-AeKX40

    that video says to me 'hey, buy an iPad and you too can make green intestines move around the screen'

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 07:08

    that video says to me 'hey, buy an iPad and you too can make green intestines move around the screen'

    that video tells me the cat needs manicure pedicure ...

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 07:13

    Can I just say that this new Photoshop CS5 coming out is... insane! :O

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imEZ4Y9eTRk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH0aEp1oDOI

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 07:44

    Aloha!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 07:44

    Aloha!

    Gutentag!

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 07:45

    Aloha!

    Gutentag!

    Ni Hao! ;)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 07:50

    I may have bitten off more than I can chew in the exotic greetings department.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 07:51

    Have added a table to the guest post daily writers with suggested days for our three volunteers. Nothing set in stone as per usual.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Daily+Post+Guest+Writers

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 07:53

    I may have bitten off more than I can chew in the exotic greetings department.

    Also Aloha means hello but also goodbye depending on your inflection which is hard to do online ;)

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 07:54

    I may have bitten off more than I can chew in the exotic greetings department.

    :D

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 07:55

    Also Aloha means hello but also goodbye depending on your inflection which is hard to do online ;)

    Oh dear. Although, I like to remain mysterious so that's good. :)

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 07:58

    Oh dear. Although, I like to remain mysterious so that's good. :)

    It's important :)

    Funnily enough words that counteract themselves is the subject of today's gamboling article on Auto Antonyms - http://gamboling.co.uk/2010/04/15/auto-antonyms/

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 08:26

    Funnily enough words that counteract themselves is the subject of today's gamboling article on Auto Antonyms - http://gamboli.../04/15/auto-antonyms/

    I have also blogged!

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/04/15/of-weights-and-scales/

    Yay for plugging.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:30

    So busy today!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 08:38

    I have also blogged!

    hurrah... Apparently bananananas help you not feel so achy after exercise

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 08:39

    hurrah... Apparently bananananas help you not feel so achy after exercise

    I have heard this. I cannot just eat bananas willy nilly though. Must be in the right mood for it.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:40

    hurrah... Apparently bananananas help you not feel so achy after exercise

    I have heard this. I cannot just eat bananas willy nilly though. Must be in the right mood for it.

    I have a bad reputation in my office as the Banana boy, because we get them green and I keep a couple in my cupboard until they ripen...

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 08:42

    I have a bad reputation in my office as the Banana boy, because we get them green and I keep a couple in my cupboard until they ripen...

    Bananaman, surely?

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 08:42

    I have heard this. I cannot just eat bananas willy nilly though. Must be in the right mood for it.

    Yes the problem is that you have to eat a banananana which is a bit silly.

    It's got lots of potassium in it which you need to rebuild muscles.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:42

    I have a bad reputation in my office as the Banana boy, because we get them green and I keep a couple in my cupboard until they ripen...

    Bananaman, surely?

    Thankfully they don't know about that here in Denmark yet ;)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:42

    So apparently the bad translator takes my blog name and turns it into "Options" :)

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 08:43

    Bananaman, surely?

    Does Gavin live on Arcadia Avenue?

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 08:43

    bonjour

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 08:44

    bonjour

    Yay, I know that one!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:44

    So apparently the bad translator takes my blog name and turns it into "Options" :)

    What gets my Goat turns into "Volume 12" - is that one higher than 11?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:45

    Oh Christine, how about "Moin Moin" as a morning greeting? It's a southern Jutland/Northern German colloquial expression :)

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 08:45

    Yay, I know that one!

    :)

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 08:46

    Oh Christine, how about "Moin Moin" as a morning greeting? It's a southern Jutland/Northern German colloquial expression :)

    We all just need to use Flickr more they have the different languages on there

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 08:49

    Yay, I know that one!

    :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:56

    Bananaman, surely?

    Does Gavin live on Arcadia Avenue?

    No, but I did just eat a delicious banana ;)

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 08:59

    Darth Vadar and his minions stride purposefully out of the Imperial Star Cruiser...

    http://images.gpupdate.net/large/150697.jpg

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 08:59

    Darth Vadar and his minions stride purposefully out of the Imperial Star Cruiser...

    http://images.....net/large/150697.jpg

    Looks cold.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:01

    Looks cold.

    They're just pacing out how far he's going to get on Sunday :-D

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:02

    This is what the stands look like today: http://images.gpupdate.net/large/150723.jpg (And tomorrow. And Saturday. And Sunday)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:03

    They're just pacing out how far he's going to get on Sunday :-D

    Hehehe!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:03

    This is what the stands look like today: http://images.....net/large/150723.jpg (And tomorrow. And Saturday. And Sunday)

    I think I really dislike this track - probably more than Abu Dhabi even!

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:05

    I think I really dislike this track - probably more than Abu Dhabi even!

    I save that feeling for Valencia

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:06

    I think I really dislike this track - probably more than Abu Dhabi even!

    I save that feeling for Valencia

    Valencia has a green building though ;)

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:07

    Valencia has a green building though ;)

    Abu Dhabi has a green building. No, sorry, it's blue. No, wrong again it's pink...

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:08

    Darth Vadar and his minions stride purposefully out of the Imperial Star Cruiser...

    http://images.....net/large/150697.jpg

    Shov and Bono look miserable in that photo :( it's not like track walks of ye olde brawn days...

    Morning!!!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:09

    Darth Vadar and his minions stride purposefully out of the Imperial Star Cruiser...

    http://images.....net/large/150697.jpg

    Shov and Bono look miserable in that photo :( it's not like track walks of ye olde brawn days...

    Morning!!!

    Which one is Moff Tarkin BTW?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:10

    Valencia has a green building though ;)

    Abu Dhabi has a green building. No, sorry, it's blue. No, wrong again it's pink...

    Thing is, at least Valencia and Abu Dhabi are venues. Shanghai just looks like a ghost town!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 09:12

    Amazing pictures of the volcano in iceland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157623855495574

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:12

    Morning!!!

    Morning.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:13

    Thing is, at least Valencia and Abu Dhabi are venues. Shanghai just looks like a ghost town!

    Valencia isn't a venue. It's a dockyard. There are never any decent photos from Valencia.

    At least in Shanghai the cars look good against the orangey background unspoilt by ugly people ;-)

  • Alison15/04/2010 at 09:13

    Hello an amazing legolandy day was had by all yesterday :D :D

    Sadly I also fell down a flight of concrete steps last night and now ache ALL OVER :(

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:14

    Morning.

    happy anniversary christine. How is your Thursday?

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:15

    Hello an amazing legolandy day was had by all yesterday :D :D

    yay :)

    Sadly I also fell down a flight of concrete steps last night and now ache ALL OVER :(

    oh no!!! Outside is dangerous...

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:15

    Amazing pictures of the volcano in iceland: http://www.fli...ies/72157623855495574

    Who on earth is this crazy fool?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/skarpi/4505369452/

  • Alison15/04/2010 at 09:16

    oh no!!! Outside is dangerous...

    Yeah I wasn't drunk or anything! It wasn't even outside. They were internal stairs in a block of flats :(

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:16

    Who on earth is this crazy fool?

    Looks like he's been anchored to the spot by some joker

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:16

    Amazing pictures of the volcano in iceland: http://www.fli...ies/72157623855495574

    Who on earth is this crazy fool?

    http://www.fli...os/skarpi/4505369452/

    Either a Vulcanologist or a local. Icelanders are lovely but mental. When I went there was a lot of snow, but no volcanoes :(

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 09:18

    Amazing pictures of the volcano in iceland: http://www.fli...ies/72157623855495574

    Who on earth is this crazy fool?

    http://www.fli...os/skarpi/4505369452/

    While it is crazy my guess is there is a fair bit of foreshortening going on int that photo

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 09:19

    Sadly I also fell down a flight of concrete steps last night and now ache ALL OVER :(

    ouch... Apparently if you have a banana that can stop you aching...

    I feel like I'm on the banana marketing board and I don't even really like the blighters!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:20

    Here are our Iceland pics, but they're a little boring in comparison ;)

    http://lite.facebook.com/RubberGoat/photos/albums/Iceland-Holiday/1028589268696/

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 09:21

    ouch... Apparently if you have a banana that can stop you aching...

    you should check that the accident wasn't caused by an errant banana skin first ;-)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:21

    happy anniversary christine. How is your Thursday?

    Not at all bad for a Thursday. Yourself?

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:22

    Yeah I wasn't drunk or anything! It wasn't even outside. They were internal stairs in a block of flats :(

    :( that sounds horrible, is nick looking after you today then?

  • Alison15/04/2010 at 09:22

    you should check that the accident wasn't caused by an errant banana skin first ;-)

    If so, you have a lot to answer for Andronov!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:23

    Not at all bad for a Thursday. Yourself?

    i haven't been awake all that long, but so far it's been full of coursework, so it's been okay, could be worse I suppose...

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:28

    Morning all. I have a nasty bruise on my arm :( I fell out of bed in the middle of the night and landed quite awkwardly

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:29

    Morning all. I have a nasty bruise on my arm :( I fell out of bed in the middle of the night and landed quite awkwardly

    Gosh! We are an injury laden bunch today!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:32

    Morning all. I have a nasty bruise on my arm :( I fell out of bed in the middle of the night and landed quite awkwardly

    aww no!!!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:33

    Morning all. I have a nasty bruise on my arm :( I fell out of bed in the middle of the night and landed quite awkwardly

    Gosh! We are an injury laden bunch today!

    I have had a sore shoulder this week and my legs are sore after my run last night. And I am doing outdoor activities tomorrow. I had better watch out!

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:33

    On a better note, I think Rubens deserves a kajillion points this week for Christine's Rankings

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82875

    #notbiased

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 09:33

    Morning all. I have a nasty bruise on my arm :( I fell out of bed in the middle of the night and landed quite awkwardly

    Apparently... Oh I give up ;)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:35

    On a better note, I think Rubens deserves a kajillion points this week for Christine's Rankings

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82875

    #notbiased

    Somebody mentioned that maybe Petrov didn't complain too much because he may have been weaving too. Did anyone else see this?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:36

    On a better note, I think Rubens deserves a kajillion points this week for Christine's Rankings

    Interesting!

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 09:38

    oh no!!! Outside is dangerous...

    Yeah I wasn't drunk or anything! It wasn't even outside. They were internal stairs in a block of flats :(

    Ouch. I did that 4 weeks ago and my foot still hurts

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 09:39

    I feel like I'm on the banana marketing board and I don't even really like the blighters!

    Did you know the one for cheese really is called the British Cheese Board?

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 09:39

    happy anniversary christine. How is your Thursday?

    Oh yeah, happy anniversary!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:40

    I feel like I'm on the banana marketing board and I don't even really like the blighters!

    Did you know the one for cheese really is called the British Cheese Board?

    Cheese Board! Hah!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 09:40

    Did you know the one for cheese really is called the British Cheese Board?

    :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:40

    happy anniversary christine. How is your Thursday?

    Oh yeah, happy anniversary!

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:40

    Did you know the one for cheese really is called the British Cheese Board?

    That is brilliant.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 09:41

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    Or rather have you got ANYTHING yet? #twitches

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:41

    Did you know the one for cheese really is called the British Cheese Board?

    That is brilliant.

    It's like the Fruit and veg board changing their name to British Fruit Salad!

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:42

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    Happy anniversairy!

    Also happy first ever sidepodmeetup anniversairy, or happy crazy security guard anniversairy. There are just a load to choose from today, but I have a feeling the wedding anniversairy will be the most important one :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:43

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    Happy anniversairy!

    Also happy first ever sidepodmeetup anniversairy, or happy crazy security guard anniversairy. There are just a load to choose from today, but I have a feeling the wedding anniversairy will be the most important one :)

    Did you see Alex and I celebrate the Page22-iversary the other day?

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:43

    Did you see Alex and I celebrate the Page22-iversary the other day?

    I missed it! How dissapointing :( at least you guys remembered!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:43

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    Happy anniversairy!

    Also happy first ever sidepodmeetup anniversairy, or happy crazy security guard anniversairy. There are just a load to choose from today, but I have a feeling the wedding anniversairy will be the most important one :)

    Can't believe that was a year ago!

    Incidentally I went to the Science Museum last week and showed Mrs. Goat the exhibit. She was very underwhelmed!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:44

    Did you see Alex and I celebrate the Page22-iversary the other day?

    I missed it! How dissapointing :( at least you guys remembered!

    RG actually remembered it, we were just horsing around ;)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:45

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    No. But I did get this.

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2vhxely.jpg

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 09:46

    Incidentally I went to the Science Museum last week and showed Mrs. Goat the exhibit. She was very underwhelmed!

    It's still there?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 09:47

    Incidentally I went to the Science Museum last week and showed Mrs. Goat the exhibit. She was very underwhelmed!

    It's still there?

    I think it finished today. She liked the upside-down McLaren though. Sadly, she's a CSI-freak but for some reason hates science. She did like the airplanes though!

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:47

    No. But I did get this.

    *runs for the hills*

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 09:47

    Did you know the one for cheese really is called the British Cheese Board?

    That is brilliant.

    http://www.britishcheese.com/

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:54

    Crofty's just tweeted some F1 birthdays this weekend, Delicious' is 24 tomorrow and Ant is... unspecified on Sunday :)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:56

    Crofty's just tweeted some F1 birthdays this weekend, Delicious' is 24 tomorrow and Ant is... unspecified on Sunday :)

    ant is awesome on sunday... ;)

  • Turkey Machine15/04/2010 at 09:57

    'sup guys n gals! How be we?

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 09:57

    ant is awesome on sunday... ;)

    Ant doesn't age, he simply gets more awesome

    #antfacts

  • Turkey Machine15/04/2010 at 09:57

    ant is awesome on sunday... ;)

    Probably means it's a big birthday..... ;)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 09:59

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    No. But I did get this.

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2vhxely.jpg

    :D :D

  • lou15/04/2010 at 10:02

    Probably means it's a big birthday..... ;)

    he's a year older than Jenson if that helps

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 10:11

    he's a year older than Jenson if that helps

    Ant is older than jenson? I would've said the other way around, wow.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 10:11

    Oh christine, I forgot to say, I can't volunteer for writing a regular daily till after my exams, but I'll help out if you need the occational one until then :)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 10:12

    Oh christine, I forgot to say, I can't volunteer for writing a regular daily till after my exams, but I'll help out if you need the occational one until then :)

    Yay!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 10:18

    Ant is older than jenson? I would've said the other way around, wow.

    i swear I read an interview with jenson last year and he was talking about ant and said something about him being a year older...

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:18

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers...

    haha, China at its best, when there is problem, just close eyes and open them when it is gone ... welcome to the maddest country ever created

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 10:21

    i swear I read an interview with jenson last year and he was talking about ant and said something about him being a year older...

    Not that I was ever doubting you, but Wikipedia confirms your statement :)

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 10:22

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers...

    are they in any way worried about the fact that it can cope with qualifying day?

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:23

    are they in any way worried about the fact that it can cope with qualifying day?

    the organization of that race is horrible. went there in 2004 - 2007, it was getting worse every year ...

  • me15/04/2010 at 10:27

    ahhh shoot, it's still thursday isn't it?

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:28

    ahhh shoot, it's still thursday isn't it?

    unfortunatelly, I wish it someone tells it is May already ... mean 2 1/2 weeks with no weekends ahead ...

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 10:28

    are they in any way worried about the fact that it can cope with qualifying day?

    the organization of that race is horrible. went there in 2004 - 2007, it was getting worse every year ...

    Would a race in Hong Kong be better? What is the old airport doing now?

  • me15/04/2010 at 10:28

    Seconded. Have you got a Milky Bar yet?

    milkybars are overrated.

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 10:29

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers...

    just as well then that we have other means of getting there. Traffic will be awful though.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 10:29

    Not that I was ever doubting you, but Wikipedia confirms your statement :)

    ahh erm..Good :)

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 10:30

    Would a race in Hong Kong be better? What is the old airport doing now?

    Still sticking out into the bay, I presume? Tbh, I think it's way too narrow for a race circuit too.

    Am at the airport waiting for takeoff. 2 hours to go!

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 10:30

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers...

    What numbers?

  • lou15/04/2010 at 10:30

    ahhh shoot, it's still thursday isn't it?

    yeah #sorrymrc

  • me15/04/2010 at 10:31

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers...

    What numbers?

    :)

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 10:31

    What numbers?

    I suspect that even those reduced numbers may prove to be difficult for the recently-opened station.

  • me15/04/2010 at 10:32

    I suspect that even those reduced numbers may prove to be difficult for the recently-opened station.

    they'll struggle to get that EXPO sign on a train?

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 10:34

    they'll struggle to get that EXPO sign on a train?

    it's not so much the small crowd. I suspect that the station capacity is even smaller than that.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 10:35

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers...

    What numbers?

    Making Up The Numbers?

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 10:37

    Making Up The Numbers?

    And then some. :D

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:38

    Would a race in Hong Kong be better? What is the old airport doing now?

    old airport is doing nothing :-) but some redevelopment plans that include new town and cruise ship terminal have finally been approved. no chance they would use such prime land in this expensive place for race track :-)

    They should not have messed up the Zhuhai track ... (right across the border from Macau). That track was to replace Argentina, but they somehow in proper Chinese fashion forgot to build it to f1 specs and lost the race :-) The track (althought not good for F1) is however alive and kicking with lots of racing going on there every weekend, unlike on that white elephant in middle of nowehere near (or far away I should say) from Shanghai.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 10:39

    Would a race in Hong Kong be better? What is the old airport doing now?

    old airport is doing nothing :-) but some redevelopment plans that include new town and cruise ship terminal have finally been approved. no chance they would use such prime land in this expensive place for race track :-)

    They should not have messed up the Zhuhai track ... (right across the border from Macau). That track was to replace Argentina, but they somehow in proper Chinese fashion forgot to build it to f1 specs and lost the race :-) The track (althought not good for F1) is however alive and kicking with lots of racing going on there every weekend, unlike on that white elephant in middle of nowehere near (or far away I should say) from Shanghai.

    Zhuhai has another problem with standing water doesn't it?

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:40

    What numbers?

    does not matter, they can't handle even 10,000 people ...

    yesterday I refreshed my memory, looked back at my last Shanghai F1 presence :-) - link

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:42

    Zhuhai has another problem with standing water doesn't it?

    I know people racing there cars and bikes, never heard anybody complaining about standing water. That does not mean there is no such issue, just that I haven;t heard anyone who goes there to mention it

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 10:46

    Zhuhai has another problem with standing water doesn't it?

    I know people racing there cars and bikes, never heard anybody complaining about standing water. That does not mean there is no such issue, just that I haven;t heard anyone who goes there to mention it

    Must be another Circuit in China... sorry it's Chengdu which was built on a swamp. A1GP went there...

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 10:52

    Must be another Circuit in China... sorry it's Chengdu which was built on a swamp. A1GP went there...

    well, the bets one was the A1GP street track in Beijing :-) impossible hairpins, manhole covers flying around, ad boards falling apart ... that is the real China, not that Olympic propaganda theater in 2008 ...

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 10:57

    Must be another Circuit in China... sorry it's Chengdu which was built on a swamp. A1GP went there...

    well, the bets one was the A1GP street track in Beijing :-) impossible hairpins, manhole covers flying around, ad boards falling apart ... that is the real China, not that Olympic propaganda theater in 2008 ...

    I remember that race well. Not even Tilke could come close to that disaster!

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 10:58

    well, the bets one was the A1GP street track in Beijing :-) impossible hairpins, manhole covers flying around, ad boards falling apart ... that is the real China, not that Olympic propaganda theater in 2008 ...

    and DTM is going back to China this year, or is trying to

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 11:03

    Drivers love it too

    http://gallery.autosport.com/picture.php/dir/2010chi1/image/l_af5d8083-3

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 11:14

    Crofty's just tweeted some F1 birthdays this weekend, Delicious' is 24 tomorrow and Ant is... unspecified on Sunday :) {Comment #1802}

    Ant will be 31.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 11:17

    @redbullspy - Ready for this? The circuit metro station Shanghai Circuit will be closed on race day as it can't cope with the numbers... {Comment #1813}

    Is this a ploy to increase the amount earned by Chinese taxi drivers? Or an attempt to fool people into thinking that the race is popular so they'd better rush to buy tickets before they're all gone?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:17

    I am anticipating a lot of angry people at airports today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 11:18

    I am anticipating a lot of angry people at airports today: http://news.bb...k/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

    Thats a lot of ash...

    although there's been some amazing photos today so far of the volcano

  • RG15/04/2010 at 11:18

    Ant will be 31.

    He's forgotten two people. Shocked in Crofty. I mean, Paul di Resta and Sir Frank Williams are both tomorrow.

  • RG15/04/2010 at 11:19

    He's forgotten two people. Shocked in Crofty. I mean, Paul di Resta and Sir Frank Williams are both tomorrow.

    And Albers, even if heas left...

    Afternoon all.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:19

    He's forgotten two people. Shocked in Crofty. I mean, Paul di Resta and Sir Frank Williams are both tomorrow.

    He's got di Restas: http://twitter.com/CroftyF1

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:19

    He's got di Restas: http://twitter.com/CroftyF1

    Sorry: http://twitter.com/CroftyF1/status/12214388460

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 11:20

    I mean, Paul di Resta and Sir Frank Williams are both tomorrow. {Comment #1845}

    Well Paul is getting a nice birthday pressie then - he's going to be in another Friday practise session :)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 11:20

    He's got di Restas: http://twitter.com/CroftyF1

    Oops, it was di resta, not delicious. Too many di's for me to di-al with!

  • RG15/04/2010 at 11:21

    He's got di Restas: http://twitter.com/CroftyF1

    Oh, then, fair enough. Sorry Crofty.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:21

    Oh, then, fair enough. Sorry Crofty.

    #blameLukeh :)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 11:24

    #blameLukeh :)

    Last year we had no di's, now we have 2. That's 200% more to deal with!

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 11:27

    Last year we had no di's, now we have 2. That's 200% more to deal with!

    0 x 200% = 2 ? :D

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 11:28

    0 x 200% = 2 ? :D

    Maths is overrated. ;)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 11:31

    I am anticipating a lot of angry people at airports today: http://news.bb...k/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

    My wife is a travel agent and is very busy right now :(

    It kills engines and makes really thick fog - when I was on a flight that was affected we couldn't land because of fog and flew pretty much over the volcano.

    Think I'll blog about it later...

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 11:31

    The true answer is worse than 200 % - it's infinity %.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 11:31

    Ferrari are using the old fuel cap for some other adjustable things

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo-large.php/dir/2010chi1/image/su_10chn179-3

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 11:32

    The true answer is worse than 200 % - it's infinity %.

    Arrgh bad math strikes!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 11:48

    The true answer is worse than 200 % - it's infinity %.

    shush or we'll be back to their being an odd number of numbers and Christine will get upset.

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 11:49

    shush or we'll be back to their being an odd number of numbers and Christine will get upset.

    there... not their... Goodness me.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:50

    shush or we'll be back to their being an odd number of numbers and Christine will get upset.

    *cries*

  • me15/04/2010 at 11:51

    I am anticipating a lot of angry people at airports today: http://news.bb...k/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

    geek alert. empty skies: http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/ashes-no-crashes-watch-live-online-as-aircraft-clear-from-the-uks-ash-filled-skies/

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 11:52

    geek alert. empty skies: http://eu.tech...uks-ash-filled-skies/

    woooah!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 11:53

    The true answer is worse than 200 % - it's infinity %.

    shush or we'll be back to their being an odd number of numbers and Christine will get upset.

    What about countable and uncountably infinite sets of numbers? :D

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 11:54

    Is it foggy anywhere in the UK at the moment? I thought ash was like fog?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:54

    geek alert. empty skies: http://eu.tech...uks-ash-filled-skies/

    I see one rogue plane.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 11:55

    I see one rogue plane.

    Oh, it disappeared. I hope that's because of a glitch rather than the plane vanishing midair.

  • me15/04/2010 at 11:56

    Oh, it disappeared. I hope that's because of a glitch rather than the plane vanishing midair.

    heheh!

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 11:56

    Is it foggy anywhere in the UK at the moment? I thought ash was like fog?

    not ashy at ground level - but wondering if I wasted my time washing the car last night

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 11:57

    Oh, it disappeared. I hope that's because of a glitch rather than the plane vanishing midair.

    It's all gone a bit Lost

    Which reminds me, a new game I have has an entire island in the game as an easter egg to Lost. There's a crashed plane and a hatch and if you try to fly to the island your plane gets blown up. I thought you Lost fans might like it. :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 11:59

    Oh, it disappeared. I hope that's because of a glitch rather than the plane vanishing midair.

    It's all gone a bit Lost

    Which reminds me, a new game I have has an entire island in the game as an easter egg to Lost. There's a crashed plane and a hatch and if you try to fly to the island your plane gets blown up. I thought you Lost fans might like it. :)

    What game is this=?

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 12:00

    Which reminds me, a new game I have has an entire island in the game as an easter egg to Lost. There's a crashed plane and a hatch and if you try to fly to the island your plane gets blown up. I thought you Lost fans might like it. :)

    Here's more. There's also a part of the island where black smoke comes out of the ground, which a friend told me is a reference to a black smoke monster? I've no idea. I only know about a Polar Bear (which I've yet to find)

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:02

    Here's more. There's also a part of the island where black smoke comes out of the ground, which a friend told me is a reference to a black smoke monster? I've no idea. I only know about a Polar Bear (which I've yet to find)

    my god it even rains!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:07

    Which reminds me, a new game I have has an entire island in the game as an easter egg to Lost. There's a crashed plane and a hatch and if you try to fly to the island your plane gets blown up. I thought you Lost fans might like it. :)

    Here's more. There's also a part of the island where black smoke comes out of the ground, which a friend told me is a reference to a black smoke monster? I've no idea. I only know about a Polar Bear (which I've yet to find)

    My cousins were playing that last week. It does look cool!

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 12:07

    as I comment trawl all I can really say is gosh, it certainly is Many People Birthday Week isn't it?

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:10

    am pretty sure christine needs this: http://culturedcode.com/things/ipad/

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:14

    shush or we'll be back to their being an odd number of numbers and Christine will get upset {Comment #1860}

    Infinity divided by two is itself with no remainder and is therefore even. So Christine will be pleased ;)

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:15

    What about countable and uncountably infinite sets of numbers? :D {Comment #1865}

    This version would be countably infinite.

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 12:17

    am pretty sure christine needs this: http://culturedcode.com/things/ipad/

    mmm organisation. I want.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:17

    Infinity divided by two is itself with no remainder and is therefore even. So Christine will be pleased ;)

    But infinity plus 1 is also infinity and therefore must also be odd

    Infinity doesn't like being pigeon holed

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:21

    Infinity divided by two is itself with no remainder and is therefore even. So Christine will be pleased ;)

    But infinity plus 1 is also infinity and therefore must also be odd

    Infinity doesn't like being pigeon holed

    Infinity is a concept, not a number anyways... right?

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:22

    But infinity plus 1 is also infinity and therefore must also be odd

    Infinity doesn't like being pigeon holed {Comment #1881}

    Infinity+1 divided by 2 would be infinity+0.5. Since infinity, despite being countable, cannot be rolled into discrete numbers without becoming non-infinite, the two have to be divided separately. So the total number is odd but infinity remains even (the last part applies to non-countable versions of infinity because uncountable infinities can't be divided by integers - the test of odd and even - in the first place).

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:24

    Infinity is a concept, not a number anyways... right? {Comment #1882}

    There are five known varieties of infinity (according to The Science of Discworld III) which as a group share a concept. One of them (countable infinity) is a number, albeit not an integer. The other four are not numbers.

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:24

    Infinity divided by two is itself with no remainder and is therefore even. So Christine will be pleased ;)

    Nope... There is positive infinity which is even, and negative infinity which is even and there is also zero which is even. But added together even + even + 1 more number for zero must mean it's odd.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:26

    Nope... There is positive infinity which is even, and negative infinity which is even and there is also zero which is even. But added together even + even + 1 more number for zero must mean it's odd. {Comment #1885}

    Three even numbers is even. For example, 2 + 4 + 6 = 12. All four numbers involved are even.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 12:28

    omg! this could be the best weekend for BBC coverage in a very long time...

    'Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!'

    https://twitter.com/jakehumphreyf1/status/12219680604

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:28

    Three even numbers is even. For example, 2 + 4 + 6 = 12. All four numbers involved are even.

    What i was saying was, "there are an odd number of even numbers" in my original comment. which there are as infinity must contain an even number of even numbers, negative infinity must contain an even number of even numbers and 0 is even which means there are, in total, an odd number of even numbers.

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 12:29

    so Jake says "Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!"

    you go, volcano!

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 12:29

    you go, volcano!

    :D

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:29

    omg! this could be the best weekend for BBC coverage in a very long time...

    but JL has already escaped?

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 12:30

    #nothere

    'Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!'

    EJ and blowhard in the same sentence. Surely not a coincidence

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:30

    so Jake says "Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!"

    you go, volcano!

    I wonder if they would bring in Mr Saward instead of EJ? Then it would be Joe versus the volcano:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099892/

  • lou15/04/2010 at 12:31

    but JL has already escaped?

    but we can listen to five live instead :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:31

    'Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!'

    wait a sec. eddie might not make it to the first gp i wasn't planning to watching in three years? life is soooo unfair.

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:32

    I wonder if they would bring in Mr Saward instead of EJ? Then it would be Joe versus the volcano:

    heheheheheehehehehe!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:32

    Assuming inifinity is a number (which I am sure my math professors told me is not)... then I reckon it's neither even nor odd.

    Suppose Infinity is even. Then add 1 to infinity to make it odd. Infinity+1 = infinity and you can do the same to make it even again.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:33

    so Jake says "Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!" {Comment #1889}

    Oh no! I don't want EJ to be stuck waiting for the ash to clear while the F1 coverage goes on without him...

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:34

    Oh no! I don't want EJ to be stuck waiting for the ash to clear while the F1 coverage goes on without him...

    what?

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:34

    Suppose Infinity is even. Then add 1 to infinity to make it odd. Infinity+1 = infinity and you can do the same to make it even again.

    No because

    Infinity / 2 = an even number

    But as Infinity + 1 = Infinity QED (Infinity + 1) / 2 = an even number

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:34

    Oh no! I don't want EJ to be stuck waiting for the ash to clear while the F1 coverage goes on without him...

    EJ invented the volcano so it's unlikely to stop him

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:35

    Infinity / 2 = an even number

    infinity / 2 = infinity

    it doesn't tell you whether it's odd or even

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:35

    Suppose Infinity is even. Then add 1 to infinity to make it odd. Infinity+1 = infinity and you can do the same to make it even again.

    No because

    Infinity / 2 = an even number

    But as Infinity + 1 = Infinity QED (Infinity + 1) / 2 = an even number

    Except infinity is not a number ;)

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:35

    What i was saying was, "there are an odd number of even numbers" in my original comment. which there are as infinity must contain an even number of even numbers, negative infinity must contain an even number of even numbers and 0 is even which means there are, in total, an odd number of even numbers {Comment #1888}

    Ah, OK, in that case that sounds right :) (the number line has an odd number of things on it, the two states alternate and the central point is even).

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:35

    Suppose Infinity is even. Then add 1 to infinity to make it odd. Infinity+1 = infinity and you can do the same to make it even again.

    No because

    Infinity / 2 = an even number

    But as Infinity + 1 = Infinity QED (Infinity + 1) / 2 = an even number

    Except infinity is not a number ;)

    Should I add that we are confusing the concepts of infinity as a set and as a number here?

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:36

    Except infinity is not a number ;)

    true

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:38

    Except infinity is not a number ;)

    is infinity male or female?

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:38

    is infinity male or female?

    can it multitask?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:39

    is infinity male or female?

    can it multitask?

    Can it deal with more than one thread?

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 12:39

    is infinity male or female?

    You have been discussing it for ages and still don't have a clue what it means - Female

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:39

    Except infinity is not a number ;)

    true

    None of this matters regardless of if it's a number or not infinity is even.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:39

    so Jake says "Ok people, all blow as hard as possible towards Iceland and hopefully you'll clear just enough ash for EJ to fly out and join us...!!!"

    you go, volcano!

    if we blow towards Iceland we'd be fighting the prevailing wind direction and only keep it over the UK - is Jake actually trying to keep EJ away

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:40

    Oh no! I don't want EJ to be stuck waiting for the ash to clear while the F1 coverage goes on without him...

    what? {Comment #1899}

    I like EJ's contribution to the BBC coverage (your reaction doesn't surprise me because I know you hate his role in it).

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:40

    can it multitask?

    it sure can, it's simultaneously positive and negative

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:40

    You have been discussing it for ages and still don't have a clue what it means - Female

    You don't know what female means?

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:41

    it sure can, it's simultaneously positive and negative

    it sends mixed signals too?

    female.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:42

    female.

    therefore it must be odd

    *runs

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:42

    Except infinity is not a number ;)

    true

    None of this matters regardless of if it's a number or not infinity is even.

    You said:

    No because

    Infinity / 2 = an even number

    But as Infinity + 1 = Infinity QED (Infinity + 1) / 2 = an even number

    If (x+1)/2=n then x+1=2n therefore x=2n-1.

    So you are actually saying infinity is both even and odd.

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:42

    therefore it must be odd

    *runs

    heeh!

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 12:42

    If (x+1)/2=n then x+1=2n therefore x=2n-1.

    So you are actually saying infinity is both even and odd.

    *nods agreeingly*

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:43

    infinity / 2 = infinity

    it doesn't tell you whether it's odd or even {Comment #1902}

    Dividing by 2 is, however, the test for infinity. 0 / 2 = 0 = itself and is considered even because it leaves no remainder. The "no remainder" is the thing that makes a number even when that test is applied.

    What it doesn't tell you is where it falls in relation to the rest of the number line.

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 12:43

    You don't know what female means?

    I never know what any female means

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:43

    Oh no! I don't want EJ to be stuck waiting for the ash to clear while the F1 coverage goes on without him...

    what? {Comment #1899}

    I like EJ's contribution to the BBC coverage (your reaction doesn't surprise me because I know you hate his role in it).

    Gotta have someone to laugh at - even if he is just the counterpoint. I listened to a podcast the other day where one of them called the Aussie GP boring, partly for the same reason I think...

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 12:44

    I never know what any female means

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:44

    Except infinity is not a number ;) {Comment #1903}

    Standard infinities are not numbers. Countable infinity is (or so my teachers told me).

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:44

    Gotta have someone to laugh at - even if he is just the counterpoint. I listened to a podcast the other day where one of them called the Aussie GP boring, partly for the same reason I think...

    i'm starting to find him less annoying than D "I really love Red Bull" C actually

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:45

    Gotta have someone to laugh at - even if he is just the counterpoint. I listened to a podcast the other day where one of them called the Aussie GP boring, partly for the same reason I think...

    i'm starting to find him less annoying than D "I really love Red Bull" C actually

    DC: "It's not like Red Bull pay my wages or anything... oh wait"...

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:45

    i'm starting to find him less annoying than D "I really love Red Bull" C actually

    i despise them both equally. them make me miss mark blundell.

    yeah, quite.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:45

    Standard infinities are not numbers. Countable infinity is (or so my teachers told me).

    First rule: only trust what teachers say as much as you trust what wikipedia says

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:45

    DC: "It's not like Red Bull pay my wages or anything... oh wait"...

    "what bbc charter?"

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:46

    infinity / 2 = infinity

    it doesn't tell you whether it's odd or even {Comment #1902}

    Dividing by 2 is, however, the test for infinity. 0 / 2 = 0 = itself and is considered even because it leaves no remainder. The "no remainder" is the thing that makes a number even when that test is applied.

    What it doesn't tell you is where it falls in relation to the rest of the number line.

    Indeed...

    0 is not part of infinity but it is a number. Infinity is even. It cannot be odd. Because infinity divided by anything is still infinity. But infinity is not equal to 0. Infinity cannot be empty. So there are an odd number of even numbers.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:46

    First rule: only trust what teachers say as much as you trust what wikipedia says

    This rule applies equally to the rule itself

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 12:46

    i despise them both equally. them make me miss mark blundell.

    Woah!

    Although I liked mark. He has a likeable charm and the way wot' with 'e spoke.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:47

    DC: "It's not like Red Bull pay my wages or anything... oh wait"...

    he's there reserve driver this weekend actually, maybe he'll be gone too

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:47

    Should I add that we are confusing the concepts of infinity as a set and as a number here? {Comment #1905}

    In my case, I'd cite the fact I haven't encountered infinity in or as a set yet, only as a group of five different things, only three of which I could actually define for you (countable infinity, standard infinity and infinity of infinities). Science of Discworld III claims there are five infinities but I didn't understand its explanation of the other two.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:47

    Standard infinities are not numbers. Countable infinity is (or so my teachers told me).

    First rule: only trust what teachers say as much as you trust what wikipedia says

    I was taught N (the infinitely countable set of all numbers) was a set, not a number. I may be wrong on that though.

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:47

    Woah!

    Although I liked mark. He has a likeable charm and the way wot' with 'e spoke.

    he was a bit simple.

    he was never annoying as these two muppets.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:49

    Woah!

    Although I liked mark. He has a likeable charm and the way wot' with 'e spoke.

    he was a bit simple.

    he was never annoying as these two muppets.

    And the Blundellisms were awesome ;)

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:49

    If (x+1)/2=n then x+1=2n therefore x=2n-1.

    No because infinity / 2 = infinity...

    I can imagine this is getting quite boring for people though.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:49

    is infinity male or female? {Comment #1907}

    I have to admit that I have never given the gender of mathematics much consideration before, assuming the whole thing was neutral...

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 12:49

    am pretty sure christine needs this: http://culturedcode.com/things/ipad/

    Yes please!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:50

    am pretty sure christine needs this: http://culturedcode.com/things/ipad/

    Yes please!

    What a lovely anniversary present :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:50

    Yes please!

    you can get it for the mac / iphone today. ipad next month.

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:50

    What a lovely anniversary present :)

    hehe!

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:51

    Ah, OK, in that case that sounds right :) (the number line has an odd number of things on it, the two states alternate and the central point is even).

    no, it has an infinite number of things in it :-D

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:51

    if we blow towards Iceland we'd be fighting the prevailing wind direction and only keep it over the UK - is Jake actually trying to keep EJ away {Comment #1912}

    Maybe he doesn't realise quite how far south it's got yet. I suppose telling him to nip down to the South of France and catching a flight from there would be impossible for entry paper reasons?

  • Jeremy15/04/2010 at 12:51

    I never know what any female means

    this, I can help you with. but not here. the walls have ears :P

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:52

    I have to admit that I have never given the gender of mathematics much consideration before, assuming the whole thing was neutral...

    8 is one fat lady apparently

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:53

    If (x+1)/2=n then x+1=2n therefore x=2n-1.

    No because infinity / 2 = infinity...

    I can imagine this is getting quite boring for people though.

    At the risk of repeating myself here...

    Assuming infinity is even, then x/2=n, therefore x=2n. But infinity is not finite, therefore infinity+1 (x+1) is also infinity, which as I showed before, is odd.

    Therefore the set of all countable numbers is neither odd nor even.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:53

    Maybe he doesn't realise quite how far south it's got yet. I suppose telling him to nip down to the South of France and catching a flight from there would be impossible for entry paper reasons?

    looks like clearing from scotland by tonight but he'd have to fly west

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 12:53

    8 is one fat lady apparently

    so infinity is a sideways fat lady?

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:54

    so infinity is a sideways fat lady?

    lying down

  • me15/04/2010 at 12:54

    so infinity is a sideways fat lady?

    HA!

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 12:54

    Science of Discworld III claims there are five infinities but I didn't understand its explanation of the other two.

    Discworld as in... the world balanced on the back of a turtle?

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 12:54

    First rule: only trust what teachers say as much as you trust what wikipedia says {Comment #1929}

    In other words: quite a bit (contrary to popular belief), since research done in my first year at university showed Wikipedia to be about as accurate as the (print) Encyclopaedia Britannica. It's only in controversial subjects and neglected entries that Wikipedia is unreliable.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 12:55

    Discworld as in... the world balanced on the back of a turtle?

    are you casting doubt on the physics??? :-O

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 12:55

    so infinity is a sideways fat lady?

    This sums up maths for me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn_cqrL4MFU&feature=related

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:55

    Science of Discworld III claims there are five infinities but I didn't understand its explanation of the other two.

    Discworld as in... the world balanced on the back of a turtle?

    Hey, it's more reliable than wikipedia ;)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:55

    Maybe he doesn't realise quite how far south it's got yet. I suppose telling him to nip down to the South of France and catching a flight from there would be impossible for entry paper reasons?

    looks like clearing from scotland by tonight but he'd have to fly west

    Copenhagen airport will close in an hour. There's not a cloud in the sky though...

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 12:56

    This sums up maths for me

    TWENTY SEVEN.

  • Jeremy15/04/2010 at 12:56

    TWENTY SEVEN.

    42?

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 12:56

    TWENTY SEVEN.

    :D

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:57

    TWENTY SEVEN.

    42?

    11!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 12:57

    This sums up maths for me

    TWENTY SEVEN.

    That was how math was taught to me in schools I reckon!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 12:58

    Assuming infinity is even, then x/2=n, therefore x=2n. But infinity is not finite, therefore infinity+1 (x+1) is also infinity, which as I showed before, is odd.

    You didn't show it before.

    Infinity works in equations like zero does but worse... it doesn't matter what operation you do to infinity the answer is still infinity. As the only test for parity is is there a remainder when you divide by two. There can never be a remainder with infinity because the result is simply infinity. Therefore infinity must be even.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 12:59

    are you casting doubt on the physics??? :-O

    I didn't realise it was educational.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:03

    Ah, OK, in that case that sounds right :) (the number line has an odd number of things on it, the two states alternate and the central point is even).

    no, it has an infinite number of things in it :-D {Comment #1945}

    (2)infinity + 1...

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 13:04

    (2)infinity + 1...

    I think what Mav is saying is... that's still infinity which is still even... Which is an interesting point.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 13:05

    Assuming infinity is even, then x/2=n, therefore x=2n. But infinity is not finite, therefore infinity+1 (x+1) is also infinity, which as I showed before, is odd.

    You didn't show it before.

    Infinity works in equations like zero does but worse... it doesn't matter what operation you do to infinity the answer is still infinity. As the only test for parity is is there a remainder when you divide by two. There can never be a remainder with infinity because the result is simply infinity. Therefore infinity must be even.

    But how can a set of all the countably odd and even numbers be even, when for any x in the set there is a -x, but then the set includes 0 (which has no paired value of -0)?

    I'm sure the definitions we are applying here are not tight enough...

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:05

    Does anyone else just think of Toy Story with all this talk of infinity?

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:05

    8 is one fat lady apparently {Comment #1948}

    Since the infinity symbol is basically 8 on its side, one would assume that infinity is also a lady :D

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 13:05

    Does anyone else just think of Toy Story with all this talk of infinity?

    yes I did

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:06

    Does anyone else just think of Toy Story with all this talk of infinity?

    I realised just how interesting my pile of invoices really is

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:07

    I realised just how interesting my pile of invoices really is

    :)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:07

    Does anyone else just think of Toy Story with all this talk of infinity?

    All I can think about is that simpsons clip. I have no knowledge of maths apart from adding, taking away, dividing and multiplying really :D

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:07

    Does anyone else just think of Toy Story with all this talk of infinity?

    I realised just how interesting my pile of invoices really is

    Not having a stellar day btw :)

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 13:07

    I think what Mav is saying is... that's still infinity which is still even... Which is an interesting point.

    but infinity - 1 is also infinity

    infinity - 2 is also infinity

    and extending that, the paradoxical result is that...

    infinity - infinity is also infinity

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:08

    Discworld as in... the world balanced on the back of a turtle? {Comment #1954}

    That's the one. Apparently Terry Pratchett woke up one day and decided it would be a good idea to team up with a Roundworld (um... ...Earth) scientist and mathematician to explore what Discworld stories illustrate about Roundworld science, mathematics and folklore. It spawned three volumes (I've read 1 and 3 and am partway through 2). Science of Discworld 1 gets bonus points for using F1 as an example for the probability chapter.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:08

    It spawned three volumes (I've read 1 and 3 and am partway through 2). Science of Discworld 1 gets bonus points for using F1 as an example for the probability chapter.

    you read 3 before 2?

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:09

    btw I was reading Google Reader over lunch and discovered Nico H will be testing a Porsche 911 on the Nordschleife because it has a hybrid thing made by Williams.http://www.endurance-info.com/version2/actualite-endurance-4097.html

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 13:09

    Right, off home now. See ya in a few hours ;)

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:09

    btw I was reading Google Reader over lunch and discovered Nico H will be testing a Porsche 911 on the Nordschleife because it has a hybrid thing made by Williams.http://www.endurance-info.com/version2/actualite-endurance-4097.html

    try this http://www.endurance-info.com/version2/actualite-endurance-4097.html

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:09

    you read 3 before 2?

    Kill me.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:09

    you read 3 before 2?

    The Star Wars theory

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 13:09

    But how can a set of all the countably odd and even numbers be even, when for any x in the set there is a -x, but then the set includes 0 (which has no paired value of -0)?

    Infinity doesn't include 0 I don't think. Which is why I said there was an odd number of even numbers.

    I probably should have kept quiet ;)

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:09

    Kill me.

    me too. That physically hurts me.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:09

    you read 3 before 2?

    Kill me.

    me first. i mean 3rd.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:10

    try this http://www.end...e-endurance-4097.html

    I like the term Hybrid Thing.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:10

    me first. i mean 3rd.

    Heh!!

  • F1Wolf15/04/2010 at 13:10

    oh, no, FP at 10am ... I do have to wake early then tomorrow ...

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 13:11

    But how can a set of all the countably odd and even numbers be even, when for any x in the set there is a -x, but then the set includes 0 (which has no paired value of -0)?

    Infinity doesn't include 0 I don't think. Which is why I said there was an odd number of even numbers.

    I probably should have kept quiet ;)

    N (the countably infinite set of all even and odd numbers) does though.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:12

    I think Maths would appeal to me more if they used sausage rolls

    If an n number of sausage rolls were to be shared between x number of Greggs customers, how long would the queue be?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:13

    If an n number of sausage rolls were to be shared between x number of Greggs customers, how long would the queue be?

    I'm assuming the answer is 27.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:13

    It spawned three volumes (I've read 1 and 3 and am partway through 2). Science of Discworld 1 gets bonus points for using F1 as an example for the probability chapter.

    I don't think I could read things out of sequence. But I did have a grand plan to collect Discworld books but that fell apart.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:13

    I think Maths would appeal to me more if they used sausage rolls

    i'm not sure who I mean by they, upon re-reaing that. I shall settle for they being the mathemagicians. Whatever that is.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:14

    I don't think I could read things out of sequence. But I did have a grand plan to collect Discworld books but that fell apart.

    weak binding?

  • Jeremy15/04/2010 at 13:14

    weak binding?

    spilt milk?

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:15

    I think what Mav is saying is... that's still infinity which is still even... Which is an interesting point {Comment #1968}

    I don't agree with Mav's conclusion. I left the 2 in brackets specifically to make sure it didn't lose its identity to the infinity it would be multiplied with and the 1 has a plus next to it for the same reason. Otherwise you lose all the negative numbers and the zero out of the description of the number line's size.

    That's how come "infinity+1" can make sense. You have an infinity and you have a 1. If you equate that, the 1 is lost in the infinity. However, if separate they have distinct identities and can be worked with. The expected result of "(infinity+1)/2" is odd but if you do "infinity+1=result then result/2", the answer will be even.

    Dividing the described number line gives the following:

    ((2)infinity+1)/2 = infinity+0.5

    which is odd.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:15

    spilt milk?

    :D

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:16

    ENOUGH!

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:17

    I don't think I could read things out of sequence. But I did have a grand plan to collect Discworld books but that fell apart.

    weak binding?

    The pages of intent were bound by the cover of commitment to other things.

    Or something.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:17

    ENOUGH!

    *hides*

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:18

    It spawned three volumes (I've read 1 and 3 and am partway through 2). Science of Discworld 1 gets bonus points for using F1 as an example for the probability chapter.

    you read 3 before 2? {Comment #1979}

    Yes. 3 was on offer a couple of years back and 2 wasn't on the shelf at my local bookshop at the time (my library has barely got round to having 1 on the shelf, but I was reading that back in university). Luckily they are almost standalone volumes - they continue on from one another, but all key points are re-told in the text and updated where science had overtaken the previous edition (particularly a problem for the cosmology sections of the series).

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:18

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

    presumably not on the subject of inf...

  • lou15/04/2010 at 13:18

    uuurrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:19

    presumably not on the subject of inf... {Comment #2004}

    I could see this being a rather long entry. But I'll shut up now - there are probably other things to talk about!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 13:19

    ENOUGH!

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

    I am sorry. At least I've found something more annoying than F1 ;)

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 13:19

    uuurrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    uh oh :(

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:20

    uuurrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Whats wrong?

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:21

    If an n number of sausage rolls were to be shared between x number of Greggs customers, how long would the queue be? {Comment #1992}

    Probably extremely short because everyone would want to eat some, whatever the actual amount turned out to be ;)

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:21

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

    *waits for comment trawlers*

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 13:22

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

    can we get away with this: ∞ ?

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:23

    uuurrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    You stepped on a plug?

  • lou15/04/2010 at 13:23

    Whats wrong?

    i can't find the second draft of my history essay on my laptop... i have the paper copy (which has lots of adjustments on it) but it means i have to retype it out.... sooo much work... uurrrrrgggghhhhhh

  • lou15/04/2010 at 13:23

    i can't find the second draft of my history essay on my laptop... i have the paper copy (which has lots of adjustments on it) but it means i have to retype it out.... sooo much work... uurrrrrgggghhhhhh

    and by history essay, i mean coursework..

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:24

    A question away from inf*****. Of the current grid, who would you want to be commentators after they retire? Apparently some drivers have more talent off the grid than on it (JV?), some have more talent on the grid than off (errr Kimi?) and some just can't do either (DC).

    Thoughts? (Notices that it is a thursday...)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:24

    I am sorry. At least I've found something more annoying than F1 ;)

    Hehe. I'm more than happy to set you up with your own geek maths thread.

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:24

    i can't find the second draft of my history essay on my laptop... i have the paper copy (which has lots of adjustments on it) but it means i have to retype it out.... sooo much work... uurrrrrgggghhhhhh

    scanner + OCR software?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:25

    Thoughts? (Notices that it is a thursday...)

    That is a great question! Where were you when we needed you? :)

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:25

    I don't think I could read things out of sequence. But I did have a grand plan to collect Discworld books but that fell apart. {Comment #1994}

    I can imagine. I tried the same until I realised (at the 27th book) that I simply didn't have shelf space for that and everything else!

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 13:25

    and by history essay, i mean coursework..

    Have you tried searching for files that contain a section of the text?

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:25

    can we get away with this: ∞ ?

    Hmmm. Thin ice Mr Maverick.

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:26

    I can imagine. I tried the same until I realised (at the 27th book) that I simply didn't have shelf space for that and everything else!

    Since buying my Kindle I have realised that storing entire collections of books has suddenly got much easier.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 13:26

    scanner + OCR software?

    i can't scan it in and edit it though :( there are chunks of text that have changed etc.. dammit..

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:26

    A question away from inf*****. Of the current grid, who would you want to be commentators after they retire? Apparently some drivers have more talent off the grid than on it (JV?), some have more talent on the grid than off (errr Kimi?) and some just can't do either (DC).

    Jenson would be a good commentator I reckon. The only issue I had when he did Monaco a few years back was James Allen watching Jenson in the box instead of the race, and it got annoying. But I'd like to see him do it. Rubens would be a good Martin Brundle type of commentator too. This is clearly biased though in both choices.

    Also, Karun Chandhok, the man who clearly can do anything.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:26

    i can't find the second draft of my history essay on my laptop... i have the paper copy (which has lots of adjustments on it) but it means i have to retype it out.... sooo much work... uurrrrrgggghhhhhh

    Backed up on a USB stick?

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:26

    That is a great question! Where were you when we needed you? :)

    Ummm... Lurking. #hides

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:26

    Since buying my Kindle I have realised that storing entire collections of books has suddenly got much easier.

    Babysitters Club.

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 13:26

    Hehe. I'm more than happy to set you up with your own geek maths thread.

    It's quite alright :)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 13:27

    Have you tried searching for files that contain a section of the text?

    yeah, i think i did my second draft at school and forgot to send it to myself..

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:27

    Also, Karun Chandhok, the man who clearly can do anything.

    XDDD

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:27

    Jenson would be a good commentator I reckon. The only issue I had when he did Monaco a few years back was James Allen watching Jenson in the box instead of the race, and it got annoying. But I'd like to see him do it.

    He ran out of voice though.

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:27

    Babysitters Club.

    It is killing me that there were 131 books and the file I have only has 120 of them. It's enough to make me not want to read any because it doesn't seem right to skip 11 of them.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:28

    XDDD

    He can! He's one of the most inexperienced guys in the paddock yet one of the most level headed and pretty spot on guys I've seen so far with the way he adresses problems, interviews, the HRT lack of generally anything, he's handling his F1 life very well and is fantastic with the fans.

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:28

    *waits for comment trawlers* {Comment #2011}

    Steven and I are the most prone to comment trawling, so Sidepodcast might just get away with this one...

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:29

    He ran out of voice though.

    He did, but I blame James Allen for that *hides*

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:29

    It is killing me that there were 131 books and the file I have only has 120 of them. It's enough to make me not want to read any because it doesn't seem right to skip 11 of them.

    Urgh, I can see that.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 13:29

    A question away from inf*****. Of the current grid, who would you want to be commentators after they retire? Apparently some drivers have more talent off the grid than on it (JV?), some have more talent on the grid than off (errr Kimi?) and some just can't do either (DC).

    Vettel might be quite good. He's funny and he was good doing that helicoptor lap.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:30

    A question away from inf*****. Of the current grid, who would you want to be commentators after they retire? Apparently some drivers have more talent off the grid than on it (JV?), some have more talent on the grid than off (errr Kimi?) and some just can't do either (DC).

    ant is basically retired, so him and jv. i reckon rubens would make a great commentator, but he'll never retire.

    mika maybe?

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:30

    Vettel might be quite good. He's funny and he was good doing that helicoptor lap.

    genius!

  • Alex Andronov15/04/2010 at 13:31

    Vettel might be quite good. He's funny and he was good doing that helicoptor lap.

    genius!

    Now you've got all that spare time on your hands it seems likely we'll get to see that Christine Helicopter video now ;)

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:31

    mika maybe?

    Heikki! But I think I'd like him to commentate in Finnish so I'll have to learn it.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:31

    mika maybe?

    I would love to see Hakkinen commentate, especially alongside Legard just for the funny.

    Heretheycomedownthestraight!! It's Button from Hamilton from, from Button and... is that Hamilton? I think it is, what do you think Mika?!

    ...............................Yes.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:32

    Now you've got all that spare time on your hands it seems likely we'll get to see that Christine Helicopter video now ;)

    oh wow. now there is a thought. it'll be epic, it's filmed in 1080p and will run to bout half an hour.

    we may have to post them to people on bluray.

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:32

    Heretheycomedownthestraight!! It's Button from Hamilton from, from Button and... is that Hamilton? I think it is, what do you think Mika?!

    ...............................Yes.

    :D

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:33

    Heretheycomedownthestraight!! It's Button from Hamilton from, from Button and... is that Hamilton? I think it is, what do you think Mika?!

    ...............................Yes.

    Actually i think Kimi might be worse.

    I fancy Seb might be a little too hyper when commentating though. He seems the excitable type.

    And I could listen to Jenson's accent all day.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 13:33

    A question away from inf*****. Of the current grid, who would you want to be commentators after they retire? Apparently some drivers have more talent off the grid than on it (JV?), some have more talent on the grid than off (errr Kimi?) and some just can't do either (DC).

    Giancarlo and Jarno as a double act :D

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:34

    Giancarlo and Jarno as a double act :D

    I do like understanding my commentators :)

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:34

    Giancarlo and Jarno as a double act :D

    Will they be as unsubtly promoting Ferrari as DC does Red Bull?

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 13:35

    Giancarlo and Jarno as a double act :D

    Will they be as unsubtly promoting Ferrari as DC does Red Bull?

    Trulli would spend all the time blaming Sutil for everything just like Humt used to blame Patrese

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 13:36

    Will they be as unsubtly promoting Ferrari as DC does Red Bull? {Comment #2049}

    Jarno probably won't because he'll be unsubtly promoting Lotus ;)

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:36

    Jarno probably won't because he'll be unsubtly promoting Lotus ;)

    he certainly won't be giving me a shoutout.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:37

    Heretheycomedownthestraight!! It's Button from Hamilton from, from Button and... is that Hamilton? I think it is, what do you think Mika?!

    ...............................Yes.

    Haha, applies equally to Gronholm.

    I'd give Mark Webber a go..

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:38

    he certainly won't be giving me a shoutout.

    If you've ever seen Scrubs, those photos of his grimace reminds me of the Janitor giving JD the evil eye with Koyaanisqatsi playing in the background. This of course means whenever you now see Jarno, this may occur to you too, just to warn you in advance :)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:38

    Haha, applies equally to Gronholm.

    I'd give Mark Webber a go..

    Webber would be good, keeping his australian dialect under control with certain expressions may be another story :)

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:39

    If you've ever seen Scrubs, those photos of his grimace reminds me of the Janitor giving JD the evil eye with Koyaanisqatsi playing in the background. This of course means whenever you now see Jarno, this may occur to you too, just to warn you in advance :)

    I'm kind of hoping that I get to go to a Lotus signing session at another race this year, just so I can snub him again. Because I'm evil like that.

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 13:39

    Haha, applies equally to Gronholm.

    I'd give Mark Webber a go..

    They would have to put a 7 minute delay on the broadcast to bleep out the commentary

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:39

    If you've ever seen Scrubs, those photos of his grimace reminds me of the Janitor giving JD the evil eye with Koyaanisqatsi playing in the background. This of course means whenever you now see Jarno, this may occur to you too, just to warn you in advance :)

    For reference :)

    You should defintiely do it to him at Spa, Amy. I have the song on my ipod.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 13:39

    I'd give Mark Webber a go..

    Actually on second thoughts that may have to be behind a password, for a family friendly version I'd like to see any combination of the 'new team' drivers, they are having the most fun it seems

  • Maverick15/04/2010 at 13:41

    Will they be as unsubtly promoting Ferrari as DC does Red Bull?

    if that's an important criteria, it has to be Kobayashi or Pedalo - they've got nobody to promote

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:41

    For reference :)

    heheh yes!

    You should defintiely do it to him at Spa, Amy. I have the song on my ipod.

    I have also just entered the competition to win a pass to an "exclusive signing" in Singapore, just in case.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:43

    They would have to put a 7 minute delay on the broadcast to bleep out the commentary

    True. I bet he is influncing Seb!

  • me15/04/2010 at 13:43

    if that's an important criteria, it has to be Kobayashi or Pedalo - they've got nobody to promote

    :)

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:43

    I have also just entered the competition to win a pass to an "exclusive signing" in Singapore, just in case.

    What competition?

  • lou15/04/2010 at 13:44

    Heretheycomedownthestraight!! It's Button from Hamilton from, from Button and... is that Hamilton? I think it is, what do you think Mika?!

    thank you for having Jenson leading this imaginary race :)

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 13:44

    What competition?

    its for anyone who buys early bird tickets

    http://singaporegp.sg/contest/index.php

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 13:45

    What competition?

    I hope it's a staring contest with Jarno

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 13:46

    Thanks Amy!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 15:23

    ENOUGH!

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

    Aww :( As a Mathematician I was really enjoying that.

    You have to admit it's not as boring as F1 though.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 15:24

    You have to admit it's not as boring as F1 though.

    I never said it was boring.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 15:25

    Haha, applies equally to Gronholm.

    I'd give Mark Webber a go..

    He'd swear too much.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 15:27

    worst.commute.ever.

    I was standing all the way home as our lovely train company decided to have a train with not enough seats - but with empty ones in first class (which we were not allowed to sit in).

    Honestly guys, after travelling by rail a bit in the UK, I gotta admit you have it pretty good over there.

    Two more weeks and then I FINALLY move cities - I cannot wait!

  • Journeyer15/04/2010 at 15:31

    Just got into Shanghai. And my goodness it's COLD! 8 deg C!

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 15:40

    ENOUGH!

    The next person who mentions infinity has to write me a guest post.

    Aww :( As a Mathematician I was really enjoying that.

    You have to admit it's not as boring as F1 though.

    It seemed to be stuck in an infi.... endless loop. :)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 15:40

    It seemed to be stuck in an infi.... endless loop. :)

    Hehe.

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 16:17

    I hate volcanoes. I knew they were trouble

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 16:20

    I hate volcanoes. I knew they were trouble

    I call shenanigans on this one.

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 16:22

    I call shenanigans on this one.

    Never known an airport to be closed by shenangans. I was supposed to pick my brother up from Glasgow Airport at stupid o'clock this morning. Instead he has spent all day on a bus and I have to pick him up in an hour.

    #stupidshenanigans

  • me15/04/2010 at 16:45

    #ashtag is my favourite hashtag ever.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 16:52

    #ashtag is my favourite hashtag ever.

    I particularly like 'No, Iceland we want our CASH back' on the #ashtag stuff

  • me15/04/2010 at 16:53

    I particularly like 'No, Iceland we want our CASH back' on the #ashtag stuff

    :)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 17:12

    I hate volcanoes. I knew they were trouble

    i think this whole ash cloud thing is awesome..

    #isodd

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 17:15

    By @bbrekkan There is no C in the Icelandic alphabet, so when you ask for Cash, all you get is Ash... #ashtag

    OWNAGE.

  • me15/04/2010 at 17:33

    By @bbrekkan There is no C in the Icelandic alphabet, so when you ask for Cash, all you get is Ash... #ashtag

    OWNAGE.

    :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 17:33

    i think this whole ash cloud thing is awesome..

    you taking lovely sunset pics this evening?

  • lou15/04/2010 at 17:34

    you taking lovely sunset pics this evening?

    i will if we get a lovely sunset...

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 17:40

    I particularly like 'No, Iceland we want our CASH back' on the #ashtag stuff {Comment #2080}

    :D Closing all UK airspace for the day due to flying £10 notes would be really cool...

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 17:42

    Incidentally, I've done a blog entry about some Mercedes bloke who thinks he could still be champion but won't*.

    * - as opposed to the Mercedes bloke who thinks he could still be champion and might...

  • me15/04/2010 at 17:48

    i will if we get a lovely sunset...

    sun + ash :)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 17:49

    sun + ash :)

    hehe i know... but sunsets are always awful around my house... houses and trees get in the way.. i may go for a walk..

  • me15/04/2010 at 17:51

    Incidentally, I've done a blog entry about some Mercedes bloke who thinks he could still be champion but won't*.

    * - as opposed to the Mercedes bloke who thinks he could still be champion and might...

    he thinks WHAT?

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 17:55

    Incidentally, I've done a blog entry about some Mercedes bloke who thinks he could still be champion but won't*.

    * - as opposed to the Mercedes bloke who thinks he could still be champion and might...

    Very nice write up Alianora! Incidentally, my predictions for those challenging for WDC happens to be the same as yours, save for Kubica since I don't think Renault's Renaissance will last. I am rather happy with the fore-runners too seeing as 4 of my 5 faves on the grid are up there (poor Heikki).

    As for Voldie's claim - I'm literally ROFLing here. XDD

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 17:56

    Swimming club's been cancelled because the pool is, apparently, a mess :(

  • lou15/04/2010 at 17:56

    have people seen this yet?

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/icelands_disruptive_volcano.html

    I love the big picture :)

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 17:57

    he thinks WHAT? {Comment #2091}

    That, along with falling out of my chair, summed up my reaction...

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 17:59

    Very nice write up Alianora! Incidentally, my predictions for those challenging for WDC happens to be the same as yours, save for Kubica since I don't think Renault's Renaissance will last. I am rather happy with the fore-runners too seeing as 4 of my 5 faves on the grid are up there (poor Heikki).

    As for Voldie's claim - I'm literally ROFLing here. XDD {Comment #2092}

    Thank you, MarileneRiddle :) . I'll reserve judgement on Kubica (at least until the 29th of the month, which seems to be my traditional day of the year for writing about Renault).

  • Lady Snowcat15/04/2010 at 18:03

    Hi guys...

    Not sure if you have heard but Kimi had the same time as Jari Matti today in Turkey for shakedown and was equal 7th... his best so far...

    I know it isn't yet the rally as that starts tomorrow but he's getting there...

    Sorry to say that I am not there so will be following on line with fingers and everything else firmly crossed....

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 18:04

    Not sure if you have heard but Kimi had the same time as Jari Matti today in Turkey for shakedown and was equal 7th... his best so far... {Comment #2097}

    That's good news :)

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:06

    Not sure if you have heard but Kimi had the same time as Jari Matti today in Turkey for shakedown and was equal 7th... his best so far...

    I read it on twitter. Good for him! At least one finn is enjoying himself this season.

  • Lady Snowcat15/04/2010 at 18:07

    That's good news

    Thanks Alianora...

    Just read your piece about a guy who thinks things haven't changed since 2004...

    Or perhaps he's trying for a new career in stand-up...

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 18:09

    Just read your piece about a guy who thinks things haven't changed since 2004...

    Or perhaps he's trying for a new career in stand-up... {Comment #2100}

    I'd go for the former theory, much as I'd prefer the latter.

  • Lady Snowcat15/04/2010 at 18:12

    I'd go for the former theory, much as I'd prefer the latter.

    I'd personally prefer him to stagger off into the sunset..... or how about doing a Thelma and Louise with... Ralf?....

  • Scott Woodwiss15/04/2010 at 18:23

    Evening all, I have seen news that Geoff Willis has apparently had an argument with Colin Kolles and is now apparently on the verge of joining Force India. I shall try and find a respectable news source :P

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:24

    for marilene:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/index.php/id/1988

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 18:27

    Evening all, I have seen news that Geoff Willis has apparently had an argument with Colin Kolles and is now apparently on the verge of joining Force India. I shall try and find a respectable news source {Comment #2103}

    Well, Force India did lose their designer to Sauber after Willi Rampf retired, so that makes sense. Also, I think I'd have fallen out with Geoff Willis if I'd been his boss and he'd said the stuff he'd said about my team in public...

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:28

    for marilene:

    http://www.aut...ery/index.php/id/1988

    ooh pretty pictures. I am guessing I have some things to translate?

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:29

    ooh pretty pictures. I am guessing I have some things to translate?

    sorry. link fail: http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248836

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:30

    大家好!欢迎来到F1中国赛区。(Felipe's board)

    Hello to everyone! Welcome to China (Shanghai)'s F1 paddock!

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:30

    大家好!欢迎来到F1中国赛区。(Felipe's board)

    Hello to everyone! Welcome to China (Shanghai)'s F1 paddock!

    you're a star :)

    autosport need you!

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:30

    sorry. link fail: http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248836

    No worries, I found it anyway. ;D

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:31

    sorry. link fail: http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248836

    No worries, I found it anyway. ;D

    Felipe has a Blackberry...

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:32

    you're a star :)

    autosport need you!

    LOL. This wasn't that hard. Translating the whole of Nico's blog is way harder.

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:32

    Felipe has a Blackberry...

    you suck at translation ;)

    :D

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:33

    Felipe has a Blackberry...

    you suck at translation ;)

    :D

    Mr. C. no good with Chinese! Have to ask gentle lady in comments for help!

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:35

    Have to ask gentle lady in comments for help!

    #snorts

    Woops.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 18:35

    okay, i'm off for a walk... i hope this sunset is pretty...

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:36

    okay, i'm off for a walk... i hope this sunset is pretty...

    See you. Take pretty pictures!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:36

    okay, i'm off for a walk... i hope this sunset is pretty...

    I really can't see anything different outside my window #ashfail

  • Scott Woodwiss15/04/2010 at 18:37

    Felipe has a Blackberry...

    Get his Blackberry pin code! :D

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 18:37

    I really can't see anything different outside my window #ashfail {Comment #2118}

    Same here.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:40

    Is that a mood ring? http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248803

    If so, someone has dark clouds over his head... #ashtag

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:41

    hopefully we'll be tunneling through the great firewall of china and talking to joe later this evening. as ever, questions are welcomed:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Questions+for+Joe

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:42

    Is that a mood ring? http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248803

    what's a mood ring?

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:44

    what's a mood ring?

    Ring with a special liquid in it that is said to change according to one's moods.

    Actually it just reacts to body heat and so changes colour. Darker colours signify cooler temperatures.

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:44

    Actually it just reacts to body heat and so changes colour. Darker colours signify cooler temperatures.

    ahh :)

    you should tweet him and ask if he's happy though :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:45

    hopefully we'll be tunneling through the great firewall of china and talking to joe later this evening. as ever, questions are welcomed:

    http://wiki.si...age/Questions+for+Joe

    Done #runsandhides

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 18:45

    Ring with a special liquid in it that is said to change according to one's moods.

    Actually it just reacts to body heat and so changes colour. Darker colours signify cooler temperatures {Comment #2124}

    I had a mood ring once. It never, ever changed colour because my body temperature in winter is low whatever I do.

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:46

    Done #runsandhides

    thanks!

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:46

    ahh :)

    you should tweet him and ask if he's happy though :)

    Most drivers ignore my tweets, though. Except for Nico.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:46

    ahh :)

    you should tweet him and ask if he's happy though :)

    Most drivers ignore my tweets, though. Except for Nico.

    Which Nico?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:47

    Most drivers ignore my tweets, though. Except for Nico.

    It's a common problem with Twitter. I feel famous people just use it to broadcast :(

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:47

    It's a common problem with Twitter. I feel famous people just use it to broadcast :(

    in fairness, i only use it to broadcast. it's not a very good conversation system.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:48

    Rosberg. He has occasionally replied. Very occasionally.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:48

    It's a common problem with Twitter. I feel famous people just use it to broadcast :(

    in fairness, i only use it to broadcast. it's not a very good conversation system.

    That's true. But a lot of your tweets are links or plugs, right? Where as the people who tweet 'stuff' don't tend to respond...

  • Alianora La Canta15/04/2010 at 18:49

    n fairness, i only use it to broadcast. it's not a very good conversation system. {Comment #2132}

    Depends who you're conversing with - it tends to work best with people with the same amount of Twitter time as you and who are willing to converse. I've had conversations with quite a few people using the medium, but it's taken some getting used to.

  • me15/04/2010 at 18:54

    That's true. But a lot of your tweets are links or plugs, right? Where as the people who tweet 'stuff' don't tend to respond...

    in that case i've no idea what you mean :)

    to me, it's the perfect system for broadcasting. and for listening in. it's mostly useless for have one-to-many conversations. one-to-one's are slightly better, but still hopeless in comparison to other means.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:55

    That's true. But a lot of your tweets are links or plugs, right? Where as the people who tweet 'stuff' don't tend to respond...

    in that case i've no idea what you mean :)

    to me, it's the perfect system for broadcasting. and for listening in. it's mostly useless for have one-to-many conversations. one-to-one's are slightly better, but still hopeless in comparison to other means.

    What, me be confusing? ;)

    What I mean is that when you tweet a famous person, they hardly ever respond. Some go as far as asking questions to their followers, yet hardly have a single @reply...

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:57

    By the way, anyone wants the translation for Nico's complete blog post? #shamelesspluggingtranslatingskillz

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 18:57

    By the way, anyone wants the translation for Nico's complete blog post? #shamelesspluggingtranslatingskillz

    Can you shamelessly plug your twitter feed and blog feed so we can follow you?

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:57

    What I mean is that when you tweet a famous person, they hardly ever respond. Some go as far as asking questions to their followers, yet hardly have a single @reply...

    That would be especially mean. Thankfully no one I follow does that.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 18:59

    Can you shamelessly plug your twitter feed and blog feed so we can follow you?

    LOL. Ok. Twitter is http://twitter.com/MarileneRiddle . And my blog is under renovation cause LiveJournal is not co-operating and blogger is not nearly as fun. Am signing up for WordPress now.

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:00

    What I mean is that when you tweet a famous person, they hardly ever respond. Some go as far as asking questions to their followers, yet hardly have a single @reply...

    i see. but they probably get millions of replies. where as the likes of us get about three.

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:01

    Am signing up for WordPress now.

    but we haven't even badgered you yet?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 19:01

    Am signing up for WordPress now.

    but we haven't even badgered you yet?

    Start them early ;)

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 19:03

    but we haven't even badgered you yet?

    More like I can't stand not having an outlet to type on. :P

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:04

    More like I can't stand not having an outlet to type on. :P

    christine is looking for daily post guest writers...

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 19:05

    christine is looking for daily post guest writers...

    I might stray very badly off topic seeing as I don't really get all that technical on F1, and football and WWE are also my great loves.

    But if you don't mind that, I can help.

  • RG15/04/2010 at 19:06

    football and WWE are also my great loves.

    I like you ;)

    Hey folks.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 19:09

    I like you ;)

    Hey folks.

    Hello. :)

    I like watching most sports actually, except golf which I rather play.

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:09

    But if you don't mind that, I can help.

    awesome. thanking you!

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 19:10

    christine is looking for daily post guest writers...

    I have made a potential table of volunteers and days, etc.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Daily+Post+Guest+Writers

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 19:11

    awesome. thanking you!

    Should by me thanking you and Mrs. C instead for hours of entertainment.

  • Andy Taylor15/04/2010 at 19:14

    Evening all, i see Mr C is still with us

  • James15/04/2010 at 19:17

    christine is looking for daily post guest writers...

    I have made a potential table of volunteers and days, etc.

    http://wiki.si...ly+Post+Guest+Writers

    I put my name down earlier. I enjoyed doing the daily post last time :D

    I haven't commented much lately, I need to change that.

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 19:18

    I put my name down earlier. I enjoyed doing the daily post last time :D

    Yay! Thanks James :)

  • RG15/04/2010 at 19:19

    I put my name down earlier. I enjoyed doing the daily post last time :D

    Oooh, I'm on Monday, good good.

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:19

    Evening all, i see Mr C is still with us

    i'll have to plan something nice for the weekend.

  • James15/04/2010 at 19:19

    Yay! Thanks James :)

    The one time I'm thankful for getting emails when the wiki is updated :)

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 19:20

    The one time I'm thankful for getting emails when the wiki is updated :)

    Hehe. You must get loads!

    I figured that even if we only had a couple of people to start with, more might be tempted when they see how fabulously fun it is to write daily posts :)

  • RG15/04/2010 at 19:21

    I figured that even if we only had a couple of people to start with, more might be tempted when they see how fabulously fun it is to write daily posts :)

    When will it start?

  • James15/04/2010 at 19:22

    Hehe. You must get loads!

    It lets me know whats going on when I am unable to comment :D

  • Christine15/04/2010 at 19:23

    When will it start?

    Maybe on Monday? I have to setup the logins appropriately.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 19:25

    omg it's cold out there...

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 19:25

    I put my name down earlier. I enjoyed doing the daily post last time :D

    I read through them all earlier, they were all fantastic posts from everyone. The comments on mine brought up many worrying memories. ;)

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:30

    we have a weekly thread and still gavin manages to cross post?

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 19:30

    we have a weekly thread and still gavin manages to cross post?

    He has a doohickey fail reputation to keep up :P

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:31

    He has a doohickey fail reputation to keep up :P

    :)

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 19:31

    we have a weekly thread and still gavin manages to cross post?

    Ah, but the title fits the post though?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 19:31

    we have a weekly thread and still gavin manages to cross post?

    He has a doohickey fail reputation to keep up :P

    SHAKES FIST AT DOOHICKEY!!!

    Will you move it for me please?

  • Andy Taylor15/04/2010 at 19:31

    So how is everyone this fine Thursday evening?

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:32

    Will you move it for me please?

    comment it again, i'll remove ;)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 19:32

    So how is everyone this fine Thursday evening?

    cold!!!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 19:32

    So how is everyone this fine Thursday evening?

    how are you andy?

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 19:32

    Will you move it for me please?

    comment it again, i'll remove ;)

    Many thanks ;)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 19:32

    So how is everyone this fine Thursday evening?

    I'm ok, i have a very sore arm though. Work will be fun tomorrow.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 19:33

    Here is a post comparing today's shenanigans in Iceland to a similar experience I had in 1996: http://rubberg...04/15/ashes-to-ashes/

  • Andy Taylor15/04/2010 at 19:34

    how are you andy?

    Good thanks. Another long day, but heading towards the weekend now and appear to be a bit ahead of schedule too :)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 19:41

    Good thanks. Another long day, but heading towards the weekend now and appear to be a bit ahead of schedule too :)

    ooh i like the idea of being ahead of schedule.

  • Andy Taylor15/04/2010 at 19:43

    ooh i like the idea of being ahead of schedule.

    Well it just gives me a bit more time to prepare for Monday.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 19:50

    Evening.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 19:51

    to me, it's the perfect system for broadcasting. and for listening in. it's mostly useless for have one-to-many conversations. one-to-one's are slightly better, but still hopeless in comparison to other means.

    It's good for broadcasting and I find it pretty good for one-to-ones between 3 people (when 1 of them is me). 4 or above is hopeless. I tend to use it to broadcast random thoughts - it is a micro blog.

  • me15/04/2010 at 19:52

    I tend to use it to broadcast random thoughts - it is a micro blog.

    agreed.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 19:53

    I might stray very badly off topic seeing as I don't really get all that technical on F1, and football and WWE are also my great loves.

    That sounds ideal.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 19:53

    I tend to use it to broadcast random thoughts - it is a micro blog.

    agreed.

    Further seconded.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 19:55

    It's good for broadcasting and I find it pretty good for one-to-ones between 3 people (when 1 of them is me). 4 or above is hopeless. I tend to use it to broadcast random thoughts - it is a micro blog.

    Missed a word out..

    "I find it pretty good for one-to-ones or between 3 people"

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 20:34

    I make no comment here on the political debate on ITV1 at the mo, other than to say this is a great use of the internet: http://www.slapometer.com/

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 21:09

    hello sidepodworld!

    how are you today?

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:10

    how are you today?

    good mr. guille. yourself?

  • RG15/04/2010 at 21:10

    how are you today?

    Hey guille! I'm tired, but good :)

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 21:11

    coming out from a couple of intensive weeks at work, now back at normal. I need some rest for the weekend...

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 21:15

    good mr. guille. yourself?

    oh, and happy anniversary to you and Christine! :-)

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:15

    aww: http://f1qualifyingchampionship.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/sidepodcast/

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:15

    oh, and happy anniversary to you and Christine! :-)

    aha! cheers.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:18
  • me15/04/2010 at 21:19

    aww :(

    people are too damn nice :cry:

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 21:21
  • me15/04/2010 at 21:22

    He's spot on.

    don't you start! be mean for a bit.

  • RG15/04/2010 at 21:24

    don't you start! be mean for a bit.

    Mr C, you're... oh I can't do it. You're just too awesome.

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:24

    don't you start! be mean for a bit.

    or silent :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:25

    Mr C, you're... oh I can't do it. You're just too awesome.

    shush!

    i was just knocked slightly sidewards by the ken post because i was only browsing google buzz and wasn't at all prepared for it.

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:25

    anyhow. last call for questions for joe: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Questions+for+Joe

  • James15/04/2010 at 21:25

    Mr C, not sure if you are aware or not, but on the sidebar underneath the twitter, fb and rss it says there are 0 followers on twitter. not important or anything ;-)

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:26

    Mr C, not sure if you are aware or not, but on the sidebar underneath the twitter, fb and rss it says there are 0 followers on twitter. not important or anything ;-)

    ah yeah. twitter fail that. 50% of the time the api responds with 0. need to code around it.

  • James15/04/2010 at 21:28

    ah yeah. twitter fail that. 50% of the time the api responds with 0. need to code around it.

    ah fair enough. just put "lots" ;)

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:28

    ah fair enough. just put "lots" ;)

    far too many for the rubbish i type?

  • James15/04/2010 at 21:29

    far too many for the rubbish i type?

    Really? I haven't seen any rubbish yet.

  • Pat W15/04/2010 at 21:30

    don't you start! be mean for a bit.

    We did 'mean' last night

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:33

    We did 'mean' last night

    true story

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:33

    A few sunset pics from my walk this evening - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:35

    A few sunset pics from my walk this evening - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/

    oooh lovely colours in the sunset :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:35

    A few sunset pics from my walk this evening - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/

    holy flipping smokes!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:36

    oooh lovely colours in the sunset :)

    it was very pretty. cold though..

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:36

    my new desktop background: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/4523773813/

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:37

    my new desktop background: http://www.fli...oujohnson/4523773813/

    aw yay! :)

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 21:38

    holy flipping smokes!

    +1

    very very good. I love the ones with the plants in the foreground

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 21:38

    Morning all. The not-daily has reached a size where it will not load on either of my phone browsers so I cannot catch up with what was said while I was sleeping. I hope none of you said anything interesting in the last 6 hours!

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:39

    Morning all. The not-daily has reached a size where it will not load on either of my phone browsers so I cannot catch up with what was said while I was sleeping. I hope none of you said anything interesting in the last 6 hours!

    oh no!

    christine has a plan for monday.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:40

    Morning all. The not-daily has reached a size where it will not load on either of my phone browsers so I cannot catch up with what was said while I was sleeping. I hope none of you said anything interesting in the last 6 hours!

    oh no! hi amy, how are you? is friday nice?

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 21:42

    I like plans. Friday is nice so far but I have only been at work 11 minutes. Work is a good excuse to miss fp1 but I will miss Crofty and Ant :(

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:44

    I like plans. Friday is nice so far but I have only been at work 11 minutes. Work is a good excuse to miss fp1 but I will miss Crofty and Ant :(

    Just think that on Qualifying you won't have to see EJ, that should make up for it

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 21:44

    Evening world

  • RG15/04/2010 at 21:44

    Just think that on Qualifying you won't have to see EJ, that should make up for it

    Why not?

    Hey Amy.

  • RG15/04/2010 at 21:44

    Evening world

    And hi Steven

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:46

    Why not?

    Hey Amy.

    He's stuck in the UK because of the giant smoke monster from Lost

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:46

    +1

    very very good. I love the ones with the plants in the foreground

    thanks, i'm pleased i didn't get to any clear areas.. i think looking through hedges etc enabled me to concentrate on the colours more cause the cloud formations weren't too interesting this evening.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:46

    Why not?

    Hey Amy.

    mother nature has intervened.. and decided she doesn't want to have to put up with eddie as well as a boring race... :)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:47

    Hi RG and Steven

  • me15/04/2010 at 21:47

    He's stuck in the UK because of the giant smoke monster from Lost

    :) :)

  • RG15/04/2010 at 21:47

    He's stuck in the UK because of the giant smoke monster from Lost

    Ah yes him.

    I'd like to thank him for the most peaceful day of my life, ever.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:48

    He's stuck in the UK because of the giant smoke monster from Lost

    how come when i'm in the comments you reference things i don't understand, but when i'm away (yesterday) you reference the IT crowd! ;)

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 21:49

    Evening world

    hi steven

    (is that a variation of the "Hello World" program for the Doohickey? ;-) )

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 21:49

    I went to pick my brother up at the airport earlier and thought everyone would know that there were no planes since it was 7pm and the cloud had been in the news for at least 12 hours. Someone still came running in with a load of luggage and looked stunned to find an empty airport with about 12 people in it. 6 of them were from 2 TV companies reporting live

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:50

    how come when i'm in the comments you reference things i don't understand, but when i'm away (yesterday) you reference the IT crowd! ;)

    I don't even watch Lost and I know about the giant smoke monster! :) although that may be because of a game I mentioned earlier in the comments, but still. I'll try my best to reference things you know ;)

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 21:50

    (is that a variation of the "Hello World" program for the Doohickey? ;-) )

    :D

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 21:53

    +1

    very very good. I love the ones with the plants in the foreground

    thanks, i'm pleased i didn't get to any clear areas.. i think looking through hedges etc enabled me to concentrate on the colours more cause the cloud formations weren't too interesting this evening.

    They're very good as always!

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 21:54

    He's stuck in the UK because of the giant smoke monster from Lost

    how come when i'm in the comments you reference things i don't understand, but when i'm away (yesterday) you reference the IT crowd! ;)

    *Proud owner of the box set on DVD ;)

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:54

    They're very good as always!

    thank you

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:54

    I don't even watch Lost and I know about the giant smoke monster! :) although that may be because of a game I mentioned earlier in the comments, but still. I'll try my best to reference things you know ;)

    :P

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:54

    *Proud owner of the box set on DVD ;)

    The DVD menu's are absolutelu superb, on every season. Really can't wait for the 4th series to start!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:56

    The DVD menu's are absolutelu superb, on every season. Really can't wait for the 4th series to start!

    :D i'm extremely happy i managed to get my friend obsessed with it too.

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 21:56

    *Proud owner of the box set on DVD ;)

    The DVD menu's are absolutelu superb, on every season. Really can't wait for the 4th series to start!

    Hehe I have to catch up as I've only seen one series ;)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 21:57

    :D i'm extremely happy i managed to get my friend obsessed with it too.

    Did she like them too then? Also I can't believe christine was put off after an episode! It's so good.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 21:58

    Did she like them too then? Also I can't believe christine was put off after an episode! It's so good.

    yeah we watched a series last night :D

    it does depend what episode though :)

  • Andy Taylor15/04/2010 at 22:03

    Did she like them too then? Also I can't believe christine was put off after an episode! It's so good.

    Boo. She should watch the Internet in a box one, I think that's also the one where they tell Jen if she Googles "google" that it breaks the Internet.

  • lou15/04/2010 at 22:14

    Boo. She should watch the Internet in a box one, I think that's also the one where they tell Jen if she Googles "google" that it breaks the Internet.

    :D hehe i love that episode!

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 22:15

    Boo. She should watch the Internet in a box one, I think that's also the one where they tell Jen if she Googles "google" that it breaks the Internet.

    The elders of the internet would go crazy if they saw this comment

  • paul15/04/2010 at 22:15

    GPs in this time zone are great, except i will miss both FP1 and FP2. Stupid Friday meetings at work.

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 22:15

    The elders of the internet would go crazy if they saw this comment

    Although with all this supposed sky ash, I doubt they can see out of big ben

  • lou15/04/2010 at 22:15

    The elders of the internet would go crazy if they saw this comment

    :D :D

  • lou15/04/2010 at 22:16

    Although with all this supposed sky ash, I doubt they can see out of big ben

    :D

  • paul15/04/2010 at 22:20

    There is now a Glee iphone app? How strange

  • RG15/04/2010 at 22:24

    There is now a Glee iphone app? How strange

    Must get an iphone I mean, yes, very strange

  • paul15/04/2010 at 22:26

    Must get an iphone I mean, yes, very strange

    Apparently you can sing along, which might be a good reason not to get the app. Sadly I am now iphoneless, and can't try it

  • RG15/04/2010 at 22:27

    Apparently you can sing along, which might be a good reason not to get the app. Sadly I am now iphoneless, and can't try it

    I'm sure that you are gutted.

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 22:28

    Evening spc

  • RubberGoat15/04/2010 at 22:29

    Good night guys - I'm off to a team building event tomorrow which has something to do with racing (I am in team Renault, there is also a team Jenson Button apparently) so I won't be around. As I'm back late I probably won't be here for qually either, so have fun eh?

    I have to pack a lot of stuff in boxes this weekend so I'm going to be very busy. I promise to try and do some blogging though ;)

  • paul15/04/2010 at 22:29

    I'm sure that you are gutted.

    Best not answer that ;-)

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 22:29

    Good night guys - I'm off to a team building event tomorrow which has something to do with racing (I am in team Renault, there is also a team Jenson Button apparently) so I won't be around. As I'm back late I probably won't be here for qually either, so have fun eh?

    Have fun with that! See ya Gavin, night.

  • paul15/04/2010 at 22:29

    Good night guys - I'm off to a team building event tomorrow which has something to do with racing (I am in team Renault, there is also a team Jenson Button apparently) so I won't be around. As I'm back late I probably won't be here for qually either, so have fun eh?

    Don't employ any young russians is my advice.

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 22:30

    Don't employ any young russians is my advice.

    Or anyone named Ken or Peter

  • RG15/04/2010 at 22:30

    Good night guys - I'm off to a team building event tomorrow which has something to do with racing (I am in team Renault, there is also a team Jenson Button apparently) so I won't be around. As I'm back late I probably won't be here for qually either, so have fun eh?

    Keep an eye on team sauber, the might break down a lot. #itsthatbad

    Night Gavin and hey Jim

  • lou15/04/2010 at 22:31

    Good night guys - I'm off to a team building event tomorrow which has something to do with racing (I am in team Renault, there is also a team Jenson Button apparently) so I won't be around. As I'm back late I probably won't be here for qually either, so have fun eh?

    have fun!! best of luck to both team renault and team jenson ;)

    can't wait for the blog posts!

  • lou15/04/2010 at 22:35

    right time to get some sleep before FP1! night all! xx

  • Lukeh15/04/2010 at 22:35

    right time to get some sleep before FP1! night all! xx

    Night

  • RG15/04/2010 at 22:36

    right time to get some sleep before FP1! night all! xx

    Night lou.

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 22:38

    right time to get some sleep before FP1! night all! xx

    Night

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 22:38

    Evening spc

    Hi Jim

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 22:38

    Night Gavin

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 22:49

    Ooh happy birthday RG!

  • RG15/04/2010 at 22:49

    Ooh happy birthday RG!

    Still 11 minutes to go, but cheers ;)

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 22:54

    But it's been your birthday for hours here in the future!

  • paul15/04/2010 at 22:57

    But it's been your birthday for hours here in the future!

    It has too. Happy birthday RG!!!

  • RG15/04/2010 at 22:58

    It has too. Happy birthday RG!!!

    I am so moving to Australia. Cheers Paul. :)

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 22:59

    Hello all

    Well, that was a challenging day!

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:00

    Hello all

    Well, that was a challenging day!

    Hey Bassano, whatcha been up to?

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:04

    Hey Bassano, whatcha been up to?

    Oh, just your average day of airport chaos

    Some, but not all, volcano related :)

    Happy Birthday RG!

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:06

    right time to get some sleep before FP1! night all! xx

    Sleep?

    I've heard of that but it's not usually required for flyaway races, is it? ;)

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:06

    Some, but not all, volcano related :)

    Ah yes, I assume that would be a bit of a nightmare

    Cheers Bassano :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:09

    joe versus the volcano: 1 - 0

    joe versus the great firewall of china: 1 - 0

    he's on a roll and we has another aside wrapped.

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:09

    Ooh happy birthday RG!

    woohoo, happy birthday sir

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:09

    he's on a roll and we has another aside wrapped.

    Good stuff!

    Hi Mr C

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:10

    Hi Mr C

    chap.

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 23:10

    he's on a roll and we has another aside wrapped.

    Didn't know you were doing one today. Look forward to that

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:11

    woohoo, happy birthday sir

    Thanking you and glad you got Joe for another show :)

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:11

    Didn't know you were doing one today. Look forward to that

    twas ace, we overran and he's meant to be at the track. oops.

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:12

    Think I'll be catching FP1 but not 2

    I hear it's pretty cold out there

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 23:12

    twas ace, we overran and he's meant to be at the track. oops.

    Sidepodcast overran. That must be the first time ever ;)

  • Steven Roy15/04/2010 at 23:13

    Think I'll be catching FP1 but not 2

    I hear it's pretty cold out there

    Journeyer said 8C this morning

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:13

    Sidepodcast overran. That must be the first time ever ;)

    unheard of.

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 23:16

    Mr C. I'll have to get you pics of the sidepodcast.com sticker on my track car this weekend. My roommate said that the decals came in the mail this week.

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:16

    Mr C. I'll have to get you pics of the sidepodcast.com sticker on my track car this weekend. My roommate said that the decals came in the mail this week.

    that's ace. i can see a guest post in the offing :)

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 23:17

    that's ace. i can see a guest post in the offing :)

    Maybe if I win my class again like I did last weekend =)

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 23:17

    Hey guys, can someone try out the links I posted on http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Driver+Links ? They were a little in a mess when I came across it so I just added whatever was missing. It might not be working perfectly though, so I'll be really grateful if someone could just try clicking on the links to make sure they are working fine. Thanks!

  • Jim Newman15/04/2010 at 23:18

    Maybe if I win my class again like I did last weekend =)

    Otherwise I might just hide in shame =P

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:18

    that's ace. i can see a guest post in the offing :)

    Speaking of which, I may have an iPad by early next moth ;)

    Shall try to do a follow-up to 'there's an app...'

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:18

    Speaking of which, I may have an iPad by early next moth ;)

    Shall try to do a follow-up to 'there's an app...'

    good man. appreciated.

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:20

    Hey guys, can someone try out the links I posted on http://wiki.si...com/page/Driver+Links ? They were a little in a mess when I came across it so I just added whatever was missing. It might not be working perfectly though, so I'll be really grateful if someone could just try clicking on the links to make sure they are working fine. Thanks!

    Ooooh, cheers. I may have forgot to finish them.

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:21

    Shall try to do a follow-up to 'there's an app...'

    Was thinking of combining the official timing app and a little bit on the iPad hardware vs the phone version, if poss

  • Amy15/04/2010 at 23:21

    I am going to have a stern word with the volcano and make it promise me it won't cause any disruptions to air travel around August time. My itinerary is not flexible enough to deal with cancelled flights!

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:22

    Was thinking of combining the official timing app and a little bit on the iPad hardware vs the phone version, if poss

    i haven't tried the timing app on the pad yet, looks fab though.

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:22

    I am going to have a stern word with the volcano and make it promise me it won't cause any disruptions to air travel around August time. My itinerary is not flexible enough to deal with cancelled flights!

    I think volcanoes are more adverse to forward planning than Mr C! ;)

  • me15/04/2010 at 23:22

    I think volcanoes are more adverse to forward planning than Mr C! ;)

    :D

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:23

    i haven't tried the timing app on the pad yet, looks fab though.

    With the launch being delayed again, I'm gonna try to get a friend to pick one up in a couple of weeks

    He's in Boston & New York soon

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 23:24

    hi bassano.

    happy birthday RG!

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:24

    I think volcanoes are more adverse to forward planning than Mr C! ;)

    Averse, not adverse [tuts at self!]

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:24

    hi bassano.

    Hey Guille!

    How's Argentina these days, getting colder?

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:25

    happy birthday RG!

    Thanks :)

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:25

    Hey Marilene

    Most of the links I hovered over looked good

    Nice job

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 23:27

    Hey Marilene

    Most of the links I hovered over looked good

    Nice job

    No problem. Working on the team links now.

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 23:27

    Hey Guille!

    How's Argentina these days, getting colder?

    we had our first proper frost two days ago... but today and yesterday started cloudy and very humid, just to become very sunny and beautiful days.

    Yes, I guess autumn is finally here

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:27

    No problem. Working on the team links now.

    They are ok, aren't they?

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:28

    Yes, I guess autumn is finally here

    I've got S. America on my travel radar for next year

    Jan - Mar window, possibly

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 23:29

    They are ok, aren't they?

    The links already there are all good. Just adding Twitter/YouTube channel links.

  • RG15/04/2010 at 23:29

    The links already there are all good. Just adding Twitter/YouTube channel links.

    ah good. Thought I hadn't been doing my job that well.

  • MarileneRiddle15/04/2010 at 23:30

    ah good. Thought I hadn't been doing my job that well.

    No way! It was really well-planned and done. Just haven't caught up to twitter yet. ;D

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 23:35

    I've got S. America on my travel radar for next year

    Jan - Mar window, possibly

    good! there are plenty of places to visit. Jan-Feb is probably the best summer time, March will depend on the place

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:38

    good! there are plenty of places to visit. Jan-Feb is probably the best summer time, March will depend on the place

    I'd really like to do Peru but I think that'll be a longer holiday another time

    For my first visit to the continent, I'd like to try to see one or two countries if I can

  • guille230615/04/2010 at 23:41

    I'd really like to do Peru but I think that'll be a longer holiday another time

    every person I know that went to Peru (specially Machu Pichu) came back fascinated by the place...

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:44

    every person I know that went to Peru (specially Machu Pichu) came back fascinated by the place...

    Yeah, I'd like to try for a 3 week trip to catch that, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and so on...

  • Bassano15/04/2010 at 23:59

    2hr countdown to FP1 :)

  • RG16/04/2010 at 00:00

    2hr countdown to FP1 :)

    Just that, might stay up then.

  • guille230616/04/2010 at 00:01

    Just that, might stay up then.

    I might have left work by then... probably... I hope so...

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:01

    I forgot to wish the happy couple on their anniversary and ask how it went

    [i.e. how many Milky Bars did Mr C buy?]

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 00:10

    I forgot to wish the happy couple on their anniversary and ask how it went

    [i.e. how many Milky Bars did Mr C buy?]

    The last update we had was Christine went to bed at 11pm and at 11:30 someone asked Mr C about the anniversary since Christine had reminded him the previous evening. He had forgotten again so Lukeh was trying to knock up a photoshop card and Mr C was considering a midnight shopping spree to try and buy something appropriate. In true sidepodcast style I forgot to ask today how things progressed

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:11

    In true sidepodcast style I forgot to ask today how things progressed

    :lol:

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:16

    Interesting that there seem to be people coming out of the woodwork to say they will not appy to be in F1 next year

    First Prodrive, then Lola

    Is this a statement on the process, I wonder?

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:16

    Interesting that there seem to be people coming out of the woodwork to say they will not appy to be in F1 next year

    I will also NOT apply to be in F1 next year. Just fyi.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 00:17

    Is this a statement on the process, I wonder?

    I think a combination of the process and the fact that there is only one slot so the odds are against them

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:19

    I will also NOT apply to be in F1 next year. Just fyi.

    Bassano Racing can only confirm we are talking about it

    I think a combination of the process and the fact that there is only one slot so the odds are against them

    Good point

    Probably needs to be quite a robust tender as well

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:23

    Bassano Racing can only confirm we are talking about it

    Old news, read that on Autosport a while back =P Got anything new? Nose cone video perhaps? Youtube sponsorship?

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:25

    I think a combination of the process and the fact that there is only one slot so the odds are against them

    I was thinking it may be a case of "well, we weren't good enough last year" or "you chose USF1 over us"

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:26

    I cant believe prodrive is backing out already too. They've been hunting for a slot for years.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:26

    Old news, read that on Autosport a while back =P Got anything new? Nose cone video perhaps? Youtube sponsorship?

    I think Alex may have some video of us talking in a pub

    Probably not about F1 though

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:27

    I think Alex may have some video of us talking in a pub

    Probably not about F1 though

    Good enough. Release that to your press agent so that they can pass it along to crash.net. We'll get this media ball rolling!

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:27

    I cant believe prodrive is backing out already too. They've been hunting for a slot for years.

    Rumour is they are going for a rally campaign with the Mini

    Or Aston's owners won't finance it yet

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:28

    Rumour is they are going for a rally campaign with the Mini

    Or Aston's owners won't finance it yet

    They need to realize that rally is a dying sport. WRC is on life support while F1 is still very much alive.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:28

    Good enough. Release that to your press agent so that they can pass it along to crash.net. We'll get this media ball rolling!

    :D

    I can exclusively reveal that we were also talking to Motor Sport PR people at a Joe Saward event ;)

    This is how good stories start

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 00:28

    I was thinking it may be a case of "well, we weren't good enough last year" or "you chose USF1 over us"

    David Richards has always said that he won't do F1 unless it is financially viable and he can be competitive

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:29

    David Richards has always said that he won't do F1 unless it is financially viable and he can be competitive

    And use McLaren hardware ;)

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:29

    And use McLaren hardware ;)

    He needs to wait till they steal the plans from Ferrari first >=)

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:29

    They need to realize that rally is a dying sport. WRC is on life support while F1 is still very much alive.

    You think so?

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:30

    He needs to wait till they steal the plans from Ferrari first >=)

    Who is copying whos rear wing?

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:31

    You think so?

    With 2 production teams being the only viable competitors and then a bunch of S2000 and such thrown in the mess, it's more of a mismatch of stuff these days than an actual motorsport.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:31

    Who is copying whos rear wing?

    Very good point

    Though McLaren may be copying someone's ride height adjustments soon

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:31

    Who is copying whos rear wing?

    Were also working on stealing Martin Whitmarsh too.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:31

    They need to realize that rally is a dying sport. WRC is on life support while F1 is still very much alive.

    At the moment, but i think it will look better in the coming years

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:31

    Though McLaren may be copying someone's ride height adjustments soon

    They stopped work on that this week, didnt they?

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:32

    Were also working on stealing Martin Whitmarsh too.

    LOL. We will hear it from Martin first!

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:33

    They stopped work on that this week, didnt they?

    They stopped on something

    R5L confirmed that gradually reducing height systems may be legal

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:36

    LOL. We will hear it from Martin first!

    We'll have the famous Ron Dennis face too in the press conf saying he knew nothing about it, just like Stepney.

    http://www.oddjack.com/wp-content/ron_dennis.jpg

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:36

    In true sidepodcast style I forgot to ask today how things progressed

    umm. well i just gave up. i screwed it up so much i figured i'll do something this weekend. lukeh saved my bacon, i owe him beer.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:36

    We'll have the famous Ron Dennis face too in the press conf saying he knew nothing about it, just like Stepney.

    http://www.odd...ontent/ron_dennis.jpg

    :D

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:37

    We'll have the famous Ron Dennis face too in the press conf saying he knew nothing about it, just like Stepney.

    :D

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:37

    They stopped on something

    R5L confirmed that gradually reducing height systems may be legal

    What about gradually increasing ride heights, so that after q3, they can bump up to compensate for fuel load when they gas up the car the next day.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:37

    interesting that bridgestone are happy to stick with motogp: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82861

    f1 is becoming a bit of a motorsport liability.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:37

    umm. well i just gave up. i screwed it up so much i figured i'll do something this weekend. lukeh saved my bacon, i owe him beer.

    You mean:

    "I wanted to dedicate more time to our love and celebrate over two days, honey"

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:38

    You mean:

    "I wanted to dedicate more time to our love and celebrate over two days, honey"

    i think "shall we go to the apple store and buy you something shiny?", might work.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:39

    interesting that bridgestone are happy to stick with motogp: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82861

    I'm unsure why Mich will only come back to F1 if they have competition. Isn't that what led to the walkout in 05? If Mich were the only tires, they wouldn't have seen how terrible they were compared to the 'stones?

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:39

    i think "shall we go to the apple store and buy you something shiny?", might work.

    Or that :)

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:39

    f1 is becoming a bit of a motorsport liability.

    Ironically, that is pretty much down to Bridgestone. If they made the right sort of tyres, things would be more interesting. Their tyres are too good and dont wear out enough.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:40

    i think "shall we go to the apple store and buy you something shiny?", might work.

    Best leave that until after May 10.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:40

    Ironically, that is pretty much down to Bridgestone. If they made the right sort of tyres, things would be more interesting. Their tyres are too good and dont wear out enough.

    but they're fine on bikes?

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:40

    I'm unsure why Mich will only come back to F1 if they have competition. Isn't that what led to the walkout in 05? If Mich were the only tires, they wouldn't have seen how terrible they were compared to the 'stones?

    max kicked michelin out.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:40

    I'm unsure why Mich will only come back to F1 if they have competition

    No tyre war means they don't get to be better than the other guys = no PR value

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:40

    but they're fine on bikes?

    The bikes are just a much more competitve formula. They don't have any of the aero issues to worry about.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:41

    No tyre war means they don't get to be better than the other guys = no PR value

    That makes sense.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:41

    The bikes are just a much more competitve formula. They don't have any of the aero issues to worry about.

    in which case that makes f1 the liability.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:42

    but they're fine on bikes?

    Tyre changes make for really long pit stops

  • guille230616/04/2010 at 00:42

    i think "shall we go to the apple store and buy you something shiny?", might work.

    AND a couple of giant milkybars...? and maybe a panda...? ;-)

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:42

    in which case that makes f1 the liability.

    Oh, no doubt. But we've been around this argument.

    They need to make an artificially bad tyre for things to be interesting, and they won't do that.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:43

    They need to make an artificially bad tyre for things to be interesting, and they won't do that.

    but why should they? michelin aren't going to.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:43

    They need to make an artificially bad tyre for things to be interesting, and they won't do that.

    Doesn't even need to be artificially bad. It could just not respond to lengthy heat cycles properly and cause drivers to skate on marbles.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:44

    Doesn't even need to be artificially bad. It could just not respond to lengthy heat cycles properly and cause drivers to skate on marbles.

    I have tires on my car right now that act just like that, they're called Kumho V710's.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:44

    but why should they? michelin aren't going to.

    Yes, I'm not arguing it's a good idea, it's just the only way to make things interesting in the current format. It's the only way to force multiple pit stops per race.

  • guille230616/04/2010 at 00:44

    but they're fine on bikes?

    the funny thing is that they got it right on bikes. if you're too hard on the tyres, you pay it by the end of the race. is not uncommon of seeing a rider coming in the last 3-5 laps 1 sec per lap faster than the guys in front of him, and even fighting for the lead after spending the whole race fifth.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:45

    Doesn't even need to be artificially bad. It could just not respond to lengthy heat cycles properly and cause drivers to skate on marbles.

    I can't see a tyre manufacturer doing anything that reduces the perceived effectiveness of their product unless they are trying to appear faster than the competion

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:45

    Yes, I'm not arguing it's a good idea, it's just the only way to make things interesting in the current format. It's the only way to force multiple pit stops per race.

    sad but true. no wonder they want out.

    they're damned whatever they do. if i were them i'd run to the hills and never look back.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:46

    It's the only way to force multiple pit stops per race.

    They could go down the Ultra Soft route but that would probably increase grip in the short term with a really big drop off in performance after their useful period

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:46

    I can't see a tyre manufacturer doing anything that reduces the perceived effectiveness of their product unless they are trying to appear faster than the competion

    Exactly. So if you want the tyres to make the race interesting, you have to have multiple suppliers.

    Are you listening Jean?

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:46

    I can't see a tyre manufacturer doing anything that reduces the perceived effectiveness of their product unless they are trying to appear faster than the competion

    It can save cash. They can use lesser compounds that work great up to a certain temp, then get diminishing returns there after until it reaches a point where performance drops off due to graining.

    My R-Compounds work this way, they work great up to 160ish F. After this, they get greasy and begin graining.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:47

    They could go down the Ultra Soft route but that would probably increase grip in the short term with a really big drop off in performance after their useful period

    and it'll be the same for everybody.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:47

    Exactly. So if you want the tyres to make the race interesting, you have to have multiple suppliers.

    Thing is

    I hated the whole "this is a Michelin track" or "Bridgestone are unbeatable this year" thing too

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:48

    They could go down the Ultra Soft route but that would probably increase grip in the short term with a really big drop off in performance after their useful period

    Yep. Ultra soft at every track.

    See this was the great promise for this season, that someone like Jenson would storm through at the end of the race because he looked after his tyres.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:48

    Thing is

    I hated the whole "this is a Michelin track" or "Bridgestone are unbeatable this year" thing too

    i loved that.

  • guille230616/04/2010 at 00:49

    I can't see a tyre manufacturer doing anything that reduces the perceived effectiveness of their product unless they are trying to appear faster than the competion

    they do it in MotoGP (they're not bad, they're at the limit). but,and people put the blame on the rider for not taking care of the tyres and not on the supplier. even the one who destroyed the tyres, you don't hear someone sayiung: 'bridgestone just brought a terrible tyre', he says 'I (or my bike) didn't manage to take care of the tyres as somebody else did'

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:49

    i loved that.

    But it became all about tyres, not the cars

    You said you were bored by tyres and they had no meaning to the 'man on the street'

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:50

    i loved that.

    Same. Before that we had the Goodyear and Pirelli days too.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:50

    Bikes are a different ball game as in-race tyre changes aren't feasible

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:50

    Same. Before that we had the Goodyear and Pirelli days too.

    :D nothing like a Pirelli quali tyre putting a Minardi on pole

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:51

    :D nothing like a Pirelli quali tyre putting a Minardi on pole

    But in today's aero-driven times, there'd be a train that Trulli would be envious of

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:51

    Bikes are a different ball game as in-race tyre changes aren't feasible

    and they don't have to worry about aero for overtaking. In some way's the bikes are Steven's formula.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:51

    But it became all about tyres, not the cars

    You said you were bored by tyres and they had no meaning to the 'man on the street'

    interesting you say "about the cars", not "about the drivers". isn't it?

    i loved it because sometimes schumi was on the wrong tyres and for a whole year he sucked because of it.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:52

    :D nothing like a Pirelli quali tyre putting a Minardi on pole

    SOOO many motor manufacturers back then too.

    Renault, Honda, Lambo, Porsche, Ferrari, Cosworth, Hart, blah blah blah

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:53

    interesting you say "about the cars", not "about the drivers". isn't it?

    For me, it should be both

    Not the rubber in contact with the ground, only how he treat's it

    i loved it because sometimes schumi was on the wrong tyres and for a whole year he sucked because of it.

    :lol:

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:54

    interesting you say "about the cars", not "about the drivers". isn't it?

    The drivers will always make a difference

  • paul16/04/2010 at 00:55

    For me, it should be both

    Not the rubber in contact with the ground, only how he treat's it

    But yes it should surely? You want a benefit for looking after the car/tyres. Otherwise, everyone will just end up driving the same way.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:55

    For me, it should be both

    Not the rubber in contact with the ground, only how he treat's it

    Coming from someone who knows the value of a decent set of rubber (just spent $1500 on competition tires in the past month), I also get a kick out of compound discussions and companies.

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:55

    The drivers will always make a difference

    sadly i think their input is less relevant than ever.

    in f1 newey makes the difference. or rather money + newey.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:56

    sadly i think their input is less relevant than ever.

    Agreed :(

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:56

    Agreed :(

    otherwise, how do you explain sutil scoring points?

    :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:57

    anyhow, christine has scheduled x2 live threads for free practice discussion. i shall depart here for sleeps.

    to steal stuart's line. i'll leave china in your hands.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:57

    in f1 newey makes the difference. or rather money + newey.

    I was just about to say that...

    Newey and Byrne. Heck, Newey made Jacques Villeneuve a champ...

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:57

    otherwise, how do you explain sutil scoring points?

    I think Sutil is fast but prone to brain fade

  • me16/04/2010 at 00:57

    Newey and Byrne. Heck, Newey made Jacques Villeneuve a champ...

    ha. true story.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:57

    I think Sutil is fast but prone to brain fade

    But I take your point :)

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 00:58

    anyhow, christine has scheduled x2 live threads for free practice discussion. i shall depart here for sleeps.

    Night Sir

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 00:59

    anyhow, christine has scheduled x2 live threads for free practice discussion. i shall depart here for sleeps.

    Night Bro

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 01:01

    Nothing comes on TV on Thursdays... No good background noise. Some show called Fringe is on right now, never heard of it.

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 01:01

    Flash Forward is pretty good, but my hotel doesn't get the channel it comes on =/

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 01:02

    Nothing comes on TV on Thursdays... No good background noise. Some show called Fringe is on right now, never heard of it.

    A JJ Abrams thing I think

    A bit X Files-esque, I believe

  • guille230616/04/2010 at 01:02

    to steal stuart's line. i'll leave china in your hands.

    night mr. C

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 01:05

    A JJ Abrams thing I think

    A bit X Files-esque, I believe

    Lost is hit and miss at best right now and it's closing up shop. I've nearly had enough of JJ Abrams.

    Feels like every show I've liked is going down hill. Even House =/

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 01:06

    Lost is hit and miss at best right now

    Lost is great this season

    It's had it's low points but lately it's been great, only six weeks to go

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 01:07

    Lost is great this season

    It's had it's low points but lately it's been great, only six weeks to go

    I agree that it's caught on, but I wasn't too hot on the last episode.

  • me16/04/2010 at 01:07

    ooh, got this message from phil on the contact form, sounds like amy has an apprentice:

    if I was to be trying to catch the teams in Shanghai do you have any tips on which hotels to watch? Shangra la and four seasons are the tip so far... An Aussie in China, Phil

    really gone now.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 01:08

    if I was to be trying to catch the teams in Shanghai do you have any tips on which hotels to watch? Shangra la and four seasons are the tip so far... An Aussie in China, Phil

    Nice one

    Sidepodcast, for all your stalking needs :)

  • Jim Newman16/04/2010 at 01:11

    Hmm, gotta crash out. Early morning tomorrow, gotta get into work and get out so I can work on the fenders of my track car back at the shop. Take care everyone and enjoy FP1/2.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 01:12

    Hmm, gotta crash out. Early morning tomorrow, gotta get into work and get out so I can work on the fenders of my track car back at the shop. Take care everyone and enjoy FP1/2.

    Night Jim

  • guille230616/04/2010 at 01:19

    Hmm, gotta crash out. Early morning tomorrow, gotta get into work and get out so I can work on the fenders of my track car back at the shop. Take care everyone and enjoy FP1/2.

    night jim

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 01:32

    I am glad you mentioned the default thread paul as I would not have checked! I am soon on my lunch break and will be off to buy donuts for fp2 since it is the only practice session I will see this weekend.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 01:33

    I am glad you mentioned the default thread paul as I would not have checked! I am soon on my lunch break and will be off to buy donuts for fp2 since it is the only practice session I will see this weekend.

    Yes me too. Some silly person scheduled a meeting during lunch!!

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 03:58

    That's true. But a lot of your tweets are links or plugs, right? Where as the people who tweet 'stuff' don't tend to respond... {Comment #2134}

    Not really. Most of my tweets are replies to other people. It's just that replies to other people don't turn up in the general streams. You have to either be a recipient of the message or search for something that happens to be mentioned in that tweet. It means most people don't see most of my tweets because they were not the targets of that particular conversation.

    This is why I use people's Twitter names in search (minus the @) if I'm particularly interested in a conversation they've been in even if I'm following them.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 04:09

    I went to pick my brother up at the airport earlier and thought everyone would know that there were no planes since it was 7pm and the cloud had been in the news for at least 12 hours. Someone still came running in with a load of luggage and looked stunned to find an empty airport with about 12 people in it. 6 of them were from 2 TV companies reporting live {Comment #2232}

    There's always one...

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 04:11

    Boo. She should watch the Internet in a box one, I think that's also the one where they tell Jen if she Googles "google" that it breaks the Internet.

    The elders of the internet would go crazy if they saw this comment {Comment #2246}

    It's worse than the person who asked for a copy of the internet to be sent to their house on floppy disks on a trial basis! Granted that this was in the late 1990s, but still...

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 04:13

    joe versus the volcano: 1 - 0

    joe versus the great firewall of china: 1 - 0

    he's on a roll and we has another aside wrapped. {Comment #2279}

    Yes! :)

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 04:15

    Force India has given Paul a pair of custom race boots for his birthday (bit different to cake).

  • paul16/04/2010 at 04:36

    Force India has given Paul a pair of custom race boots for his birthday (bit different to cake).

    But I never got them!

  • paul16/04/2010 at 04:37

    F1 fans!! At work!! Eeeeeee

    Someone here knew there was a GP on at Shanghai this weekend. Amazing

  • paul16/04/2010 at 04:43

    This guy also knew about Ant and Crofty, and was at the Melbourne GP. Spooky

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 05:15

    Morning guys... just seen Buemi's incident, that is really shocking!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 06:36

    News from the rally....

    Trouble on stage 1....

    Block has just stopped and Henning Solberg too....

    Kimi finished the stage albeit 17 secs behind Petter who leads on 9 mins 30 secs...

    Apparently the tyres are looking bad as they leave the stage but Kimi's were considerably better than Jari Matti's...

    Looks like Kimi is being careful-ish like he was in Jordan...

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 06:53

    Ooooo....

    A girl rally driver...

    She's Turkish and this is the only WRC round she takes part in.... she's part of a different series...

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 07:09

    Kimi not too fast on the next stage...

    Lost 7 secs in the second split... no doubt we'll find out why....

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 07:15

    Phew...

    Kimi at the end of Stage 2 and made back a bit of time...

    He was 27 secs behind the leader on the second split but came back to be only 17 secs behind...

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 07:17

    Third stage started already....

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 07:35

    Hello all.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 07:35

    Hello all.

    now thats a textbook "no F1 for me" arrival time!

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 07:36

    now thats a textbook "no F1 for me" arrival time!

    Hehe. A coincidence, I promise :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 07:37

    Hello all.

    Hey Christine.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 07:37

    Hi Christine

    I have e-mailed you a few quick notes on both sessions in case you need them. THe super slow mo of Buemi's accident is awesome

  • paul16/04/2010 at 07:39

    I have e-mailed you a few quick notes on both sessions in case you need them. THe super slow mo of Buemi's accident is awesome

    Have you got a link for the Steven?

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 07:39

    I have e-mailed you a few quick notes on both sessions in case you need them. THe super slow mo of Buemi's accident is awesome

    Ooh, thanks.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 07:39

    Kimi on Stage 3...

    Dropped 5 secs to second split... not bad...

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 07:40

    Have you got a link for the Steven?

    http://www.mediafire.com/?jmnhgoy3mim

    It's a .avi file

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 07:40

    Have you got a link for the Steven?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cL7ppUwKVE

    Blimey! His car just spontaneously combusted!

  • paul16/04/2010 at 07:41

    It's a .avi file

    Thanks

  • lou16/04/2010 at 07:42

    i suppose i should go... i'm going round to a friends to do revision and things all day... if i pop up before lunch time can someone shoo me please?

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 07:42

    Blimey! His car just spontaneously combusted!

    The slo mo shows that the right upright failed and everything else was a reaction to that

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 07:43

    i suppose i should go... i'm going round to a friends to do revision and things all day... if i pop up before lunch time can someone shoo me please?

    Shoo!

    Have fun and don't spend all your time discussing Jessica's glasses

  • paul16/04/2010 at 07:43

    Holy !!!!!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 07:43

    Wooo...

    Kimi finished SS3 and beat Villagra...

    Hurrah....

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 07:43

    Holy !!!!!

    I think that is what Buemi said

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 07:45

    I'm off too. See you later

  • paul16/04/2010 at 07:46

    See ya Steven

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 07:47

    christine has a plan for monday.

    As we have enough people for a full week, I think I'll take up the weekend, which means I can start the daily again this very evening.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 07:56

    At what point/where should we start discussing Fantasy Racers this weekend?

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 07:57

    At what point/where should we start discussing Fantasy Racers this weekend?

    The threads were not particularly popular, so we're dropping them. You can discuss when and where you like.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 08:07

    The threads were not particularly popular, so we're dropping them. You can discuss when and where you like. {Comment #2457}

    OK. Since I've picked my teams, I might as well start here then:

    LCM Alfa, as usual, is having de la Rosa, Senna, Massa and Kubica. And please could more than two of them finish this time round?

    LCM Barato has dropped Kovalainen because he's too expensive and replaced him with Petrov. Others on the team are Senna, Chandhok, Trulli, Glock and Kobayashi.

    LCM Caro is changing a lot this race. Alonso stays put, but Massa and Button have been chucked out in favour of the Red Bull duo.

    LCM Dragons, despite being the team that supposed to change most often, is sticking to its team of Sutil, Kubica, Hamilton and Rosberg.

    LCM Fire Lizard remains Sutil, Button, Hamilton and Liuzzi.

    This gives selection statistics of:

    2 (3) - Senna, Sutil, Hamilton

    1 (12) - de la Rosa, Massa, Kubica, Petrov, Chandhok, Trulli, Glock, Kobayashi, Vettel, Webber, Rosberg, Liuzzi

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 08:21

    Kimi on the fast SS4.....

    2.7 back on the 4th stage...

    Absolutely funny bit on WRC about getting to talk to Kimi and all the guys are taking 50:50 for a word...

    He 's going to talk...

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 08:22

    Results posts:

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/16/china-2010-free-practice-1-results/

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/16/china-2010-free-practice-2-results/

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 08:23

    Worried about a rock he hit on the back right...

    Has taken a chunk out of the wall of his Scorpions on the back right...

    11.9 secs behind on that stage but faster than Wilson...

    Not bad at all....

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 08:29

    No more stages until 12 noon...

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 09:13

    ooh Christine, is Stationery Corner now part of SYTA?

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:14

    ooh Christine, is Stationery Corner now part of SYTA?

    Yup.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 09:17

    Yup.

    phew, I was confused there for a minute :D

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:18

    phew, I was confused there for a minute :D

    Am still working some bits and pieces out but basically all my extra blogs will be part of STYA now. Was hoping to blog about it before anyone realised but can't get away with nothin! :)

  • paul16/04/2010 at 09:19

    Am still working some bits and pieces out but basically all my extra blogs will be part of STYA now. Was hoping to blog about it before anyone realised but can't get away with nothin! :)

    Was wondering about MFC....

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:19

    Was wondering about MFC....

    Yup, that too.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 09:19

    Was wondering about MFC....

    one of my facebook friends put up a status update ranting and raving about MFC and I was confused. Eventually I clicked that to some people around here it means Melbourne Football Club :D

  • paul16/04/2010 at 09:20

    Yup, that too.

    Aha

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:27

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=5cL7ppUwKVE

    Blimey! His car just spontaneously combusted!

    what.... the....

  • RG16/04/2010 at 09:31

    what.... the....

    Yeah...quite something!

    Morning.

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:32

    what.... the....

    i can't begin to imagine what would cause that? did anyone spot dennis hopper in the garage?

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 09:36

    i can't begin to imagine what would cause that? did anyone spot dennis hopper in the garage?

    A broken upright apparently... Although... That's kind of saying why did it break? Because it was broken.

  • F1Wolf16/04/2010 at 09:36

    i can't begin to imagine what would cause that?

    Chuck Norris

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:37

    i can't begin to imagine what would cause that?

    Chuck Norris

    :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:37

    has christine read this?

    Formula 1's calendar will expand to 20 races next year with the addition of the Indian Grand Prix, after the sport's commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone revealed on Friday he has no plans to drop any of the current events.

    i don't believe it for a second, but if true i can see our hiatus extending long beyond 2011 :)

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82900

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:38

    what.... the....

    Someone who I have spoken to maybe twice in my time at work said to me: "Did you see Buemi's crash!? How will he have confidence in the car after that?"

    So, at least Seb is bringing people together.

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:38

    i don't believe it for a second, but if true i can see our hiatus extending long beyond 2011 :)

    20!

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 09:38

    Feelings of deja vu. Hours spent on hold to emirates listening to their 'sky music'..... Does God hate us?

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 09:39

    i don't believe it for a second, but if true i can see our hiatus extending long beyond 2011 :)

    20!

    #dontreadthebitabout25

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:42

    i don't believe it for a second, but if true i can see our hiatus extending long beyond 2011 :)

    20!

    can you imagine the costs of following f1 as a journalist? physical as well as financial.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 09:45

    can you imagine the costs of following f1 as a journalist? physical as well as financial.

    That is pretty crazy. Especially if they dont progress the races properly. It might not be as bad if they grouped them (globally) better

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:47

    That is pretty crazy. Especially if they dont progress the races properly. It might not be as bad if they grouped them (globally) better

    jake, paid by the bbc so no money worries:

    You'll all be pleased to know we've got an extra race for 2011...not sure my wife will agree...!

  • RG16/04/2010 at 09:48

    jake, paid by the bbc so no money worries:

    I bet though, come Abu Dhabi, he'd be totally shattered from it all

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:48

    You'll all be pleased to know we've got an extra race for 2011...not sure my wife will agree...!

    Poor Harriet.

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:49

    I bet though, come Abu Dhabi, he'd be totally shattered from it all

    as will everyone. no wonder new teams don't want in for next year, their budgets just increase by a further $5m-$10m.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 09:50

    Poor Harriet.

    Hmmm. You should hear what some of the teams guys were saying about all that in Melbourne, and the guys I talked to weren't even going to every race

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:51

    didn't realise buemi's tyres ended up in the crowd:

    he left front wheel bounced over the gravel trap, hit the tyre barriers and flew into the public area, fortunately there was no-one in its path.

    phew for unpopular china!

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/buemis-scary-moment/

  • me16/04/2010 at 09:51

    Hmmm. You should hear what some of the teams guys were saying about all that in Melbourne, and the guys I talked to weren't even going to every race

    guest po...

  • paul16/04/2010 at 09:54

    guest po...

    ah, it's not worth that. Just one of the guys from the Mclaren test team. I mentioned travel and he was saying how much time he still had to spend away from home. He'd hardly been back this year.

  • F1Wolf16/04/2010 at 09:55

    as will everyone. no wonder new teams don't want in for next year, their budgets just increase by a further $5m-$10m.

    would be interesting to see what Concorde says about this. If I remember well under the previous agreement there was limit 16 or 17 races and for extra races on calendar the teams received extra money from Mr E

  • F1Wolf16/04/2010 at 09:56

    didn't realise buemi's tyres ended up in the crowd:

    it did, and the crowd members did try to take it as a souvenir. unfortunately the tyre is a bit more difficult to grab than ice hockey puck or baseball ball

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 09:58

    didn't realise buemi's tyres ended up in the crowd:

    Yea, from our man on the ground:

    http://twitter.com/alexjsnell/status/12262341061

    http://twitter.com/alexjsnell/status/12262684214

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:00
  • Elissa16/04/2010 at 10:00

    Hi all!

    Some great times from the Brits this morning! Go Lewis & Jenson lol

    how is everyone?x

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:00

    would be interesting to see what Concorde says about this. If I remember well under the previous agreement there was limit 16 or 17 races and for extra races on calendar the teams received extra money from Mr E

    but is that money distributed equally? joe said on the last aside the backmarkers have a fixed fee.

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:02

    but is that money distributed equally? joe said on the last aside the backmarkers have a fixed fee.

    plus five more races isn't just a pay rise, that's a whole new set of staff.

    bernie must be being facetious.

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:03

    how is everyone?x

    hey elissa.

    i'm feeling quite good having missed my first free practice session since 2007. yourself?

  • RG16/04/2010 at 10:07

    how is everyone?x

    Regretting playing football last night...

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 10:09

    Yea, from our man on the ground:

    Journeyer needs twitter.

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:10

    Journeyer needs twitter.

    we've been arguing that for months :) i say he has it, but lord knows what his username is.

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 10:12

    we've been arguing that for months :) i say he has it, but lord knows what his username is.

    Even Kathi couldn't find it.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 10:12

    we've been arguing that for months :) i say he has it, but lord knows what his username is.

    I think he does too, he knows what people have tweeted before it pops up on my twhirl!

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:13

    I think he does too, he knows what people have tweeted before it pops up on my twhirl!

    maybe he works for twitter?

  • Elissa16/04/2010 at 10:14

    Wow since 2007? That is committment..Bernie would be proud..

    Is live commenting slow today?

    It's taken 5 mins just to write this as my screen keeps freezing up! i'm on a brand new windows 7 pc too...

    I just want to be social and comment (goes off to sulk)

    x

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 10:15

    i'm feeling quite good having missed my first free practice session since 2007. yourself?

    Sleep is good. Hi all.

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:16

    Wow since 2007? That is committment..Bernie would be proud..

    i used to watch it when there was only 5live audio and live timing. before itv broadcast pictures.

    was quite a sad way to follow f1 mind you.

    Is live commenting slow today?

    all good here, anyone else :(

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:16

    i don't believe it for a second, but if true i can see our hiatus extending long beyond 2011 :) {Comment #2477}

    Of course Bernie doesn't have any plans to drop any races. He never does, except the one with Silverstone that he never quite pulls off. Generally the tracks tell him when they want dropping by saying "no" to his latest pointless increase in sanctioning fee...

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:17

    Of course Bernie doesn't have any plans to drop any races. He never does, except the one with Silverstone that he never quite pulls off. Generally the tracks tell him when they want dropping by saying "no" to his latest pointless increase in sanctioning fee...

    i think he's planning to drop turkey.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:18

    Someone who I have spoken to maybe twice in my time at work said to me: "Did you see Buemi's crash!? How will he have confidence in the car after that?"

    So, at least Seb is bringing people together {Comment #2478}

    Hurrah! (Though could his team please pick a less scary method of doing so next time? The frightening stuff is supposed to be Doctor Who's department...)

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:19

    i think he's planning to drop turkey. {Comment #2510}

    Depends if Turkey plans to drop him first ;)

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:19

    Depends if Turkey plans to drop him first ;)

    doesn't he own it?

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:21

    as will everyone. no wonder new teams don't want in for next year, their budgets just increase by a further $5m-$10m. {Comment #2487}

    And with less money to take that budget from because of the resource restriction tightening. It's getting so that the only way to get into F1 is to buy out another team or cheat.

  • me16/04/2010 at 10:22

    And with less money to take that budget from because of the resource restriction tightening. It's getting so that the only way to get into F1 is to buy out another team or cheat.

    *waves at flavio*

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:23

    doesn't he own it? {Comment #2513}

    He rents the circuit from the Turkish government and organises the event. A bit like he did at Belgium a few years back and made the event financially unviable (leading, in combination with some tobacco problems, to it falling off the calender in 2003).

    Still, he should be able to make the event profitable if anyone can. If it's not making him a profit, then being the businessman he is he won't keep hold of it.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:24

    And with less money to take that budget from because of the resource restriction tightening. It's getting so that the only way to get into F1 is to buy out another team or cheat.

    *waves at flavio* {Comment #2513}

    Hmm... ...maybe not that flamboyantly else the offending new team would be caught. Maybe if Flavio toned down a little...

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:29

    would be interesting to see what Concorde says about this. If I remember well under the previous agreement there was limit 16 or 17 races and for extra races on calendar the teams received extra money from Mr E {Comment #2492}

    If it's in line with the FIA regulations, the limit that used to read 16/17 (the teams got paid a fixed amount of compensation for the extra race but had to do 16 without that compensation if asked to do so) now reads 20. Above 20 (or in the old days 17) and Bernie would have to negotiate with the teams on a case-by-case basis.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:31

    how is everyone?x {Comment #2496}

    Fine, thank you. Will have to go out in an hour and a half because I've got an appointment in town with my employment adviser. She will want to know how Barrichello did because she supports him.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 10:36

    Tennis player Manesh Bhupathi says on twitter "Dinner in downtown Monte carlo right off the pit lane. The race is in few weeks and the marina is already filling up with expensive boats!"

    ahh, Monaco.

  • F1Wolf16/04/2010 at 10:38

    but is that money distributed equally? joe said on the last aside the backmarkers have a fixed fee.

    I think that may be the case, but not if the teams are asked to take part in extra races. that would be logical but of course logic and F1 sometimes do not go together well

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 10:41

    Tennis player Manesh Bhupathi says on twitter "Dinner in downtown Monte carlo right off the pit lane. The race is in few weeks and the marina is already filling up with expensive boats!"

    ahh, Monaco.

    I realised that the tennis calendar coincides with the F1 calendar quite a few times throughout the year. Maybe Bernie is too lazy to think up his own? Or is he just copying Castrol?

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 10:42

    I realised that the tennis calendar coincides with the F1 calendar quite a few times throughout the year. Maybe Bernie is too lazy to think up his own? Or is he just copying Castrol?

    it doesn't coincide quite enough, aka there are no tennis events on when I am in Europe :D

    plus, one of the reasons they moved the Chinese GP to earlier in the year is because China now has their masters event when the GP used to be.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 10:42

    I realised that the tennis calendar coincides with the F1 calendar quite a few times throughout the year. Maybe Bernie is too lazy to think up his own? Or is he just copying Castrol? {Comment #2522}

    Bernie's calender manages to clash with Le Mans Series twice and there are only five LMS events this season :(

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 10:43

    I also like that China has things like this outside the Lotus garage. May I say I am yet to see a Jarno fan banner anywhere? :D

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 10:45

    Bernie's calender manages to clash with Le Mans Series twice and there are only five LMS events this season :(

    And he's put Canada in its usual place, against the LM 24

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 10:45

    I also like that China has things like this outside the Lotus garage. May I say I am yet to see a Jarno fan banner anywhere? :D

    The Chinese are the most passionate fans according to Nico Rosberg. I just say they are the most superficial. The better looking you are, the higher chance you'll get them to support you. That's why Kimi is always mobbed whenever he goes there. XD

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 10:47

    Busy morning, only just getting to look properly at comments

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 10:47

    Happy birthday RG!

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 10:50

    Nick is determined to kill me today I think. He's already tried to poison me with rancid egg and throw a wasp at me :(

  • RG16/04/2010 at 10:50

    Happy birthday RG!

    Cheers Pat :)

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 10:53

    Oooh Happy Birthday :D

  • RG16/04/2010 at 10:55

    Oooh Happy Birthday :D

    Thanks :)

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 10:57

    I'm going to embarrass myself now but is that 17?

  • RG16/04/2010 at 10:58

    I'm going to embarrass myself now but is that 17?

    For me? 16.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 11:04

    Happy birthday, RG!

  • RG16/04/2010 at 11:04

    Happy birthday, RG!

    Thanking you :)

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 11:05

    In news that might not be to Mr C's liking, the airports in Ireland have re-opened. Unless EJ's visa says he has to leave from a specific airport, he'll have time to dash in and pundit qualifying.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:11

    The Chinese are the most passionate fans according to Nico Rosberg. I just say they are the most superficial. The better looking you are, the higher chance you'll get them to support you. That's why Kimi is always mobbed whenever he goes there. XD

    I never knew Schumi was good looking. :P

    Ni hao from Shanghai. Circuit was good (although the empty parking lots were bewildering). Language barrier, though, is NOT good.

    Still, I got my new Schumi cap! Alas, it looks like there's no autograph sessions scheduled this weekend (which is VERY odd considering I thought they were part of the regs now).

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:13

    Ni hao from Shanghai. Circuit was good (although the empty parking lots were bewildering). Language barrier, though, is NOT good.

    Need help?

    They MUST have autograph sessions. Or else there will be no amusing images of drivers being mobbed.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:16

    Still, I got my new Schumi cap! Alas, it looks like there's no autograph sessions scheduled this weekend (which is VERY odd considering I thought they were part of the regs now).

    weren't there some yesterday? I saw lots of shots of drivers with fans.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:17

    They MUST have autograph sessions. Or else there will be no amusing images of drivers being mobbed.

    Well, Mercedes-Benz continued their "meet the drivers" tradition. Today, we had... well, Nick Heidfeld. Even being an inactive driver, he was still mobbed!

    I'm guessing Michael will be on Sunday. But it's too hit-and-miss for my liking. Not to mention he'll only sign autographs for 2 minutes - tops.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:17

    weren't there some yesterday? I saw lots of shots of drivers with fans.

    yesterday?! i did not hear of this! :(

    then again, we came in just last night, so it wouldn't matter. but still, i didn't see anything. care to share links? :)

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:18

    then again, we came in just last night, so it wouldn't matter. but still, i didn't see anything. care to share links? :)

    I shall try find anything specific, most of it was just stuff rolling in through twitter throughout the day:)

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:19

    Well, Mercedes-Benz continued their "meet the drivers" tradition. Today, we had... well, Nick Heidfeld. Even being an inactive driver, he was still mobbed!

    Well he did accumulate fans from when he was active. And he is very likable.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:21

    I shall try find anything specific, most of it was just stuff rolling in through twitter throughout the day:)

    ie

    http://twitpic.com/1fubmz and http://twitpic.com/1fubwf, Heikki wrote "Just met the fans at the circuit in #Shanghai, so good to see the fans so excited about #F1!" I'm sure I saw more too, somewhere.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:21

    Well he did accumulate fans from when he was active. And he is very likable.

    That's true. But then, I would guess that that would pale in comparison with a Nico or a Schumi session.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:22

    ie

    http://twitpic.com/1fubmz and http://twitpic.com/1fubwf, Heikki wrote "Just met the fans at the circuit in #Shanghai, so good to see the fans so excited about #F1!" I'm sure I saw more too, somewhere.

    That's cute, Amy. You do remember I'm in China, right? :P And I don't have a VPN. ;)

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:23

    That's cute, Amy. You do remember I'm in China, right? :P And I don't have a VPN. ;)

    they block twitpic too? gah! China!

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:24

    they block twitpic too? gah! China!

    Indeedy. Sad, but there ya go.

    Ohhh, Amy! Just got an email from Singapore GP. Have you seen it? Must join and win! :P

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:24

    in other twitter news, Tony Fernandes says "I'm here jake. Beat the cloud. U need me to stand in for eddie Jordan."

    He totally should, since Jake says "So...no EJ for this weekend...he'll join us on the phone at some point tho. Can we fly home is the next question..."

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:25

    Ohhh, Amy! Just got an email from Singapore GP. Have you seen it? Must join and win! :P

    have indeed! Must win so I can snub Jarno!

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:25

    have indeed! Must win so I can snub Jarno!

    ...Again?! Hasn't he suffered enough?? :P

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:26

    ...Again?! Hasn't he suffered enough?? :P

    I want to make him cry.

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 11:27

    I want to make him cry.

    Note to self: don't get on the wrong side of Amy.

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:28

    I want to make him cry.

    XD

    I will join you if I ever manage to get to a race. Should be entertaining.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:28

    Note to self: don't get on the wrong side of Amy.

    :D I'm not saying I hold grudges, but....

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:29

    I want to make him cry.

    Note to self: don't get on the wrong side of Amy.

    :D Hey Christine.

    Oh, can I just say, Buemi's accident was BIZARRE. We didn't see it personally (we were sitting in front of the main straight, not in our Grandstand K position for Sat/Sun), but... everyone in the grandstand let out a gasp when they saw it.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:30

    And... fer crying out loud, is China blocking Wordpress too??

  • paul16/04/2010 at 11:30

    Oh, can I just say, Buemi's accident was BIZARRE. We didn't see it personally (we were sitting in front of the main straight, not in our Grandstand K position for Sat/Sun), but... everyone in the grandstand let out a gasp when they saw it.

    It looked very scary on replay

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:30

    Heikki has a new video

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

    Chinese fans are scarier than me. I would not be making a jigsaw puzzle out of him and his "gorgeous girlfriend" Catherine then framing it and giving it to him.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 11:30

    Kimi just completed the first afternoon stage in Turkey...

    Not bad... he beat one of the guys on that stage again...

    9 secs behind Wilson and 15 behind Villagra...

    That's overall so far... not bad at all...

    Kaj said he was driving very well... bless...

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:31

    It looked very scary on replay

    Indeed. Quite a spectacular front suspension breakage if I ever saw one. I'm guessing it was a manufacturing fault... but it should be concerning RBR a bit too.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:31

    And... fer crying out loud, is China blocking Wordpress too??

    Oh, it's not blocked. Just uber-slow.

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:32

    Kimi just completed the first afternoon stage in Turkey...

    Not bad... he beat one of the guys on that stage again...

    9 secs behind Wilson and 15 behind Villagra...

    That's overall so far... not bad at all...

    Kaj said he was driving very well... bless..

    Yay Iceman updates!

    Kaj is my new favourite in WRC now.

  • paul16/04/2010 at 11:32

    Indeed. Quite a spectacular front suspension breakage if I ever saw one. I'm guessing it was a manufacturing fault... but it should be concerning RBR a bit too.

    It was a new STR part for this weekend. They have gone back to the old one

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:34

    Heikki has a new video

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=JbCirgMegHE

    Chinese fans are scarier than me. I would not be making a jigsaw puzzle out of him and his "gorgeous girlfriend" Catherine then framing it and giving it to him.

    I would totally buy a Heikki rubicks cube though. :D

  • paul16/04/2010 at 11:35

    I would totally buy a Heikki rubicks cube though. :D

    And meet him at the airport? I think you should do that

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:36

    And meet him at the airport? I think you should do that

    do you know how much it costs to get to the airport? I cannot afford to pay for my stalking! I saw Alonso there last year, blink and you'd miss him.

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:36

    I would totally buy a Heikki rubicks cube though. :D

    I don't think I have ever seen them for sale, but you could always make one. ;)

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:37

    I cannot afford to pay for my stalking!

    :P This is funny. I wonder how much stalking you'll do in Spa... :D

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:38

    :P This is funny. I wonder how much stalking you'll do in Spa... :D

    not as much as Melbourne! Local knowledge certainly helps. I might try a bit in Singapore too, just because when I went last time after I got home I heard about lots of missed opportunities, plus if everyone is staying on European time and is up all night, thats when I'm at my best!

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:38

    Still, I got my new Schumi cap! Alas, it looks like there's no autograph sessions scheduled this weekend (which is VERY odd considering I thought they were part of the regs now).

    hey chap. that is strange.

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:40

    not as much as Melbourne! Local knowledge certainly helps. I might try a bit in Singapore too, just because when I went last time after I got home I heard about lots of missed opportunities, plus if everyone is staying on European time and is up all night, thats when I'm at my best!

    It is very easy to stalk drivers here in Singapore. I saw Kimi twice, Nico R. twice, Fisi once, Heikki once, and Jenson & Barrichello once. I only really got close to the Ferrari drivers, though.

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:40

    in other twitter news, Tony Fernandes says "I'm here jake. Beat the cloud. U need me to stand in for eddie Jordan."

    yes, yes, yes! that would be brilliant. i would watch that.

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:41

    I want to make him cry.

    Note to self: don't get on the wrong side of Amy.

    has she been trying to transcribe him too?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 11:41

    in other twitter news, Tony Fernandes says "I'm here jake. Beat the cloud. U need me to stand in for eddie Jordan."

    yes, yes, yes! that would be brilliant. i would watch that.

    Me too

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:41

    And... fer crying out loud, is China blocking Wordpress too??

    yep

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:41

    in other twitter news, Tony Fernandes says "I'm here jake. Beat the cloud. U need me to stand in for eddie Jordan."

    this is SO gonna happen. :D

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:42

    And... fer crying out loud, is China blocking Wordpress too??

    yep

    Nah, they aren't. It's slow, but I got to Joe and JA's blogs, eventually.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:42

    It is very easy to stalk drivers here in Singapore. I saw Kimi twice, Nico R. twice, Fisi once, Heikki once, and Jenson & Barrichello once. I only really got close to the Ferrari drivers, though.

    oooh I need tips please! I only saw a few people on Thursday when I was wandering around the track, but I didn't see anyone outside of that. I know people who saw drivers in bars and clubs, now even though I hate bars and clubs, I'd make an exception in that case!

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:43

    Nah, they aren't. It's slow, but I got to Joe and JA's blogs, eventually.

    i thought they blocked wordpress and blogger. they must be slipping.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 11:43

    Still, I got my new Schumi cap! Alas, it looks like there's no autograph sessions scheduled this weekend (which is VERY odd considering I thought they were part of the regs now).

    Weird as there were certainly sessions and HUGE crowds for them in 2007.... just behind the main grandstand I recall....

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:43

    has she been trying to transcribe him too?

    I am not trying to make Joe cry! Unless you know something I don't :D

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:44

    Weird as there were certainly sessions and HUGE crowds for them in 2007.... just behind the main grandstand I recall....

    Mercedes-Benz is doing it... and that's it, so far. Unless they did it on the Thursday this year?

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:44

    I am not trying to make Joe cry! Unless you know something I don't :D

    twas the only reason i could think jarno had upset you. what did he do?

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:45

    twas the only reason i could think jarno had upset you. what did he do?

    he hasn't upset me at all :D I like Jarno, I just ignore him when Heikki is around :)

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 11:45

    Yay Iceman updates!

    My pleasure...

    They have just started SS6 (SS2 from this morning) and it's narrow and flowing with light gravel on a hard base....

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:47

    oooh I need tips please! I only saw a few people on Thursday when I was wandering around the track, but I didn't see anyone outside of that. I know people who saw drivers in bars and clubs, now even though I hate bars and clubs, I'd make an exception in that case!

    I managed to get in a few close up pictures of Kimi when he was attending a Ferrari function. I wasn't invited but the security around the waterfront pubs are quite lax for the ladies so I sneaked in.

    As for the rest, mainly saw them around the orchard shopping centres on Thursday and Friday. Ferrari held another function there, and Nico R, and the Brawn drivers also showed up there (for no apparent reason)

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 11:48

    Oh and Heikki was at Clarke Quay. I was there trying to see Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull crew but saw him instead. Was in a rush though.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:48

    Oh and Heikki was at Clarke Quay. I was there trying to see Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull crew but saw him instead. Was in a rush though.

    ooh good info. I may be tired from traipsing all around Europe by then, but if not, I'll definitely get my stalk on.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 11:50

    Mercedes-Benz is doing it... and that's it, so far. Unless they did it on the Thursday this year?

    They did it on Saturday as well as Friday if I recall correctly...

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:52

    Oooh. Can I ask a favor from the lovely folks here? I'm not sure if I'll be online again after tonight until Monday. So can someone record the post-race BBC montage and leave it on the drop? If you can name the song, even better. :D

  • me16/04/2010 at 11:53

    Oooh. Can I ask a favor from the lovely folks here? I'm not sure if I'll be online again after tonight until Monday. So can someone record the post-race BBC montage and leave it on the drop? If you can name the song, even better. :D

    you're going away for three days? :(

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 11:53

    Oooh. Can I ask a favor from the lovely folks here? I'm not sure if I'll be online again after tonight until Monday. So can someone record the post-race BBC montage and leave it on the drop? If you can name the song, even better. :D

    ze drop is closed.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 11:54

    ze drop is closed.

    Twitvid?

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:56

    Twitvid?

    In China? Really? :P

    Erm... Hmmm. Lemme think about where you can store the vid,

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:57

    you're going away for three days? :(

    just maybe. :P saying it now just in case i can't be online again for a while. ;)

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:57

    Erm... Hmmm. Lemme think about where you can store the vid,

    Rapidshare works here, it seems.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 11:58

    Rapidshare works here, it seems.

    That'll do

    Twittwer has been fine for most I think

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 11:59

    That'll do

    Twittwer has been fine for most I think

    Only for those who have a VPN. :)

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 12:00

    ze drop is closed.

    Only ours. Other drops are available.

  • Journeyer16/04/2010 at 12:05

    Just realized: is Fantasy WRC still on? Selections haven't been frozen yet.

  • me16/04/2010 at 12:06

    ze drop is closed.

    Only ours. Other drops are available.

    everyone can have their own drop.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:08

    Fantastic..

    Kimi has finished SS6 and has moved ahead of Matthew Wilson into 8th....

    I am very 'appy...

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 12:09

    Erm... Hmmm. Lemme think about where you can store the vid,

    Make your own drop

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 12:09

    Kimi has finished SS6 and has moved ahead of Matthew Wilson into 8th....

    8th is very good!

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 12:10

    Aw not John B&Q :(

    He wasn't all that good but was a character

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 12:10

    Aw not John B&Q :(

    He wasn't all that good but was a character

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82908

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 12:10

    Kimi has finished SS6 and has moved ahead of Matthew Wilson into 8th....

    I am very 'appy...

    Yay for Kimster! He really is a good racer! #statingtheobvious

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:11

    8th is very good!

    He's just over a minute behind the leader and they have taken 41 minutes on the stages to date....

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 12:12

    He's just over a minute behind the leader and they have taken 41 minutes on the stages to date....

    How much left to go?

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:13

    How much left to go?

    They have two more stages of the rough stuff then later on a Super Special stage back in town on tarmac....

    Loeb has just started SS7....

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:21

    How much left to go?

    Whoops I should have said that that is the position for Day 1... we've then got tomorrow and Sunday....

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 12:21

    Whoops I should have said that that is the position for Day 1... we've then got tomorrow and Sunday....

    Excellent. Plenty of time for him to win then :)

  • RG16/04/2010 at 12:23

    Whoops I should have said that that is the position for Day 1... we've then got tomorrow and Sunday....

    Who's top at the moment?

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 12:26

    Excellent. Plenty of time for him to win then :)

    LOL @ Kimi winning in his rookie WRC season.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:27

    Who's top at the moment?

    Ogier then Sordo, Mikko and Jari Matti...

    But then comes today's road sweeper... Mr Sebastian Loeb....17.6 secs behind after SS6...

    SS7 positions soon...

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 12:28

    Excellent. Plenty of time for him to win then :)

    Plenty of people falling off the road as well, so if he can keep it together he'll get a good result

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:29

    Excellent. Plenty of time for him to win then

    Unlikely...

    I am not there to throw rocks at the others....

    Or commit more subtle acts of sabotage...

    On that front someone should tell Jaime that he didn't need to do that to get in front of Buemi....

  • RG16/04/2010 at 12:31

    Ogier then Sordo, Mikko and Jari Matti...

    Ooooh yay, go Oggi!

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 12:31

    On that front someone should tell Jaime that he didn't need to do that to get in front of Buemi....

    Maybe he paid the mechanics.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:38

    Kimi beat Villagra again on that stage and is catching him overall...

    Wilson slightly got back at Kimi but overall Kimi still leads him....

    The word is that tomorrow is really really rough... lots and lots of rocks...

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:41

    Ogier still overall in the lead but Sordo pulled back as did Petter....

    It's now Ogier, Sordo, Mikko, Petter, Jari Matti and Mr Loeb....so Petter has leap frogged JM and Seb the older....

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:44

    The next stage starting soon and the end of this will tell us the road positions for tomorrow's tough day.... although there is still the later SSS in Istanbul...

    Don't forget that any tactics and that could mean slowing for position could mean stewards taking action until the "bringing the sport into disrepute" clause...

    They've said they'll use it if they see people playing silly games....

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 12:47

    Don't forget that any tactics and that could mean slowing for position could mean stewards taking action until the "bringing the sport into disrepute" clause...

    They've said they'll use it if they see people playing silly games....

    I think quite a few f1 drivers and team bosses would not pass WRC's stringent stewards.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 12:47

    I don't get this?

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248848

  • me16/04/2010 at 12:49

    I don't get this?
    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248848

    he is a pay driver, santander pay his wages i think. the robber? he nicked kikimi's seat, maybe?

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:49

    I don't get this?

    Kimi fans my friend....

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 12:50

    Kimi fans my friend....

    ahh. I much prefer the "Hey Christian Horner, How About Seb And Kimi?" approach :D

  • Maverick16/04/2010 at 12:50

    I don't get this?

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248848

    Kimi fans presumably, he seemed popular in China

  • Maverick16/04/2010 at 12:52

    I think quite a few f1 drivers and team bosses would not pass WRC's stringent stewards.

    they do use WRC people as stewards in F1, and vice versa (although they might have tidied that up this year as it made little sense)

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 12:53

    Kimi fans presumably, he seemed popular in China

    And Japan too....

    And lots of other places but the Far East really love him...

  • Maverick16/04/2010 at 12:56

    And lots of other places but the Far East really love him...

    ...even after he pushes over their daughters ;-)

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 13:14

    Kimi on SS8....

    Another good stage for Petter....

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 13:17

    An excellent stage for Kimi...

    He beat Wilson and Villagra on that stage...

    7th...

    Kimi speaking... one stage, SS2, not so good...

    He laughed and smiled... the radio guy is ecstatic....

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 13:21

    He laughed and smiled... the radio guy is ecstatic....

    OMG! This requires pictorial evidence and accompanying videos.

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 13:23

    Wow. And I thought we were pushing it with some of the things we've live commented. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8624464.stm

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 13:23

    Sooo...

    The results so far have the following order...

    Ogier, Sordo, Mikko, Petter, Loeb (up one place), Jari Matti, Villagra and KIMI....

    The Super special stage this evening at about 6pm our time...

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 13:24

    Wow. And I thought we were pushing it with some of the things we've live commented. http://news.bb...k/1/hi/uk/8624464.stm

    It is the latest craze on twitter so naturally the BBC has to get involved.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:24

    You may need to wait for caching to fix... But just in the nick of time I've moved http://sofaf1.com/ over to wordpress.... Please let me know if you are suffering from any volcanic turbulence.

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 13:25

    OMG! This requires pictorial evidence and accompanying videos.

    You could hear him smile on the radio... honest...

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 13:31

    You may need to wait for caching to fix... But just in the nick of time I've moved http://sofaf1.com/ over to wordpress.... Please let me know if you are suffering from any volcanic turbulence.

    I have been forbidden. Boo.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:32

    I have been forbidden. Boo.

    Boo... That's very sad... I wanted to let you honest...

    That's the old server that got messed up...

    In the mean time you can go and look here if you want to vote in the pole poll: http://aaserver.co.uk/widgets/poll.cgi?race=4

  • me16/04/2010 at 13:34

    You may need to wait for caching to fix... But just in the nick of time I've moved http://sofaf1.com/ over to wordpress.... Please let me know if you are suffering from any volcanic turbulence.

    i appear to be missing an excellent picture of schumi crashing in melbourne :(

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:35

    In the mean time you can go and look here if you want to vote in the pole poll: http://aaserve...dgets/poll.cgi?race=4

    I think the pole poll's tag line should be so much fun to take part in that it doesn't matter if you don't know what's going on :)

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 13:36

    Wow. And I thought we were pushing it with some of the things we've live commented. http://news.bb...k/1/hi/uk/8624464.stm

    the pessimist in me is convinced this or something like it will ruin my trip :D

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:36

    i appear to be missing an excellent picture of schumi crashing in melbourne :(

    Indeed... It's all very last minute. My previous deleted my copy of the site rather kindly... But I do have a copy of the picture I just need to get it... It will be all back tomorrow. But sadly I needed to migrate before the weekend for the pole poll.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 13:36

    I think the pole poll's tag line should be so much fun to take part in that it doesn't matter if you don't know what's going on :)

    or in my case, "knowing whats going on won't help you"

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:37

    Indeed... It's all very last minute. My previous deleted my copy of the site rather kindly... But I do have a copy of the picture I just need to get it... It will be all back tomorrow. But sadly I needed to migrate before the weekend for the pole poll.

    *previous host

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 13:37

    I think the pole poll's tag line should be so much fun to take part in that it doesn't matter if you don't know what's going on :)

    Oh don't worry, I still will. I intend to win it so that it shows everyone else up :)

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:37

    If anyone has a copy of the picture in their cache I'll add it now.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:37

    Oh don't worry, I still will. I intend to win it so that it shows everyone else up :)

    :)

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 13:39

    In the mean time you can go and look here if you want to vote in the pole poll: http://aaserve...dgets/poll.cgi?race=4

    It keeps telling me "Sorry the event is now closed"

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:43

    It keeps telling me "Sorry the event is now closed"

    what about now?

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:44

    what about now?

    I mean now...

    Cuh! Who made qualifying tomorrow rather than today? tsk!

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 13:46

    I mean now...

    I can't remember what I picked, but it seems like when I try I get no points so I will just move everyone around a little bit. Lewis for me this year is like Rubens and my gambling last year, I'm going to keep picking him until he wins it. It might take until Valencia, but it will happen.

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 13:46

    I can't remember what I picked, but it seems like when I try I get no points so I will just move everyone around a little bit. Lewis for me this year is like Rubens and my gambling last year, I'm going to keep picking him until he wins it. It might take until Valencia, but it will happen.

    oh it still told me it was closed. I might give up and go to sleep instead, stupid overtime on Saturday morning.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:48

    oh it still told me it was closed. I might give up and go to sleep instead, stupid overtime on Saturday morning.

    It is working now... I just checked...

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:48

    It is working now... I just checked...

    soz

  • Amy16/04/2010 at 13:49

    It is working now... I just checked...

    ooh. I am still here :D "going to sleep" is like a 3 hour process for me :D

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:51

    I have had a very very busy week this week... And so I am thinking that I will not watch qualifying live tomorrow... I think I will not set my alarm and see what happens. I have been waking up between 5:15 and 5:45 every day for 2 weeks though so I may still be here.

  • me16/04/2010 at 13:51

    have google redesigned again? search page looks totally different in safari.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:53

    have google redesigned again? search page looks totally different in safari.

    heh... I don't know if you'll see the same but if you search on the word test only then a Reuters ad comes up saying, "this is my first ad".

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:55

    Actually if anyone does have that picture in their cache it would be really handy... The only copy I have is in the loft.

  • me16/04/2010 at 13:56

    heh... I don't know if you'll see the same but if you search on the word test only then a Reuters ad comes up saying, "this is my first ad".

    "Wow this is awesome. Fanatastic"

  • me16/04/2010 at 13:56

    Actually if anyone does have that picture in their cache it would be really handy... The only copy I have is in the loft.

    i was a real photo? on glossy paper?

  • me16/04/2010 at 13:56

    i was a real photo? on glossy paper?

    *it

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:57

    i was a real photo? on glossy paper?

    No on a hard disk that's in the loft...

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 13:58

    No on a hard disk that's in the loft...

    The "backup of your blog" from blogger contains everything except template pictures so I didn't realise it wasn't in the thing I was saving regularly on my current machine.

  • me16/04/2010 at 13:58

    No on a hard disk that's in the loft...

    oh right.

    that makes even less sense :)

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 14:07

    No on a hard disk that's in the loft...

    oh right.

    that makes even less sense :)

    It's on an old computer which I got rid of... What happened to it? Well for some reason it doesn't seem to be in the photos thing on my current computer... Well it probably is... But it's probably in as IMG0103204 or something... But I will have done something stupid like uploading it to the external host and renaming it to the name mentioned in the stylesheet... So I'm going to have to search through...

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 14:08

    It's on an old computer which I got rid of... What happened to it? Well for some reason it doesn't seem to be in the photos thing on my current computer... Well it probably is... But it's probably in as IMG0103204 or something... But I will have done something stupid like uploading it to the external host and renaming it to the name mentioned in the stylesheet... So I'm going to have to search through...

    Oh... I've found it... It was in the Alex F1 directory... Katherine is very organised... I am an idiot ;)

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 14:33

    Oh... I've found it... It was in the Alex F1 directory... Katherine is very organised... I am an idiot ;)

    I think it's there... And in the transition some kind of colour has arrived in it.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 15:01

    3 chinooks are flying over the office!

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 15:11

    ARCA news - Nelson Piquet Jr is on pole for tonight's Rattlesnake 150 in Texas.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82934

  • Lewis16/04/2010 at 15:20

    Afternoon, SPC.

    Just stumbled upon Andrew Benson's blog on BBC F1 website. Every race weekend, they uncover the archives with old races and highlights. Recommend it.

  • me16/04/2010 at 15:40

    3 chinooks are flying over the office!

    that must be every flight worthly one we own :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 15:40

    I think it's there... And in the transition some kind of colour has arrived in it.

    YAY!

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 15:46

    that must be every flight worthly one we own :)

    Heheh, I can think of a better use than buzzing around over Dorset :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 15:47

    Heheh, I can think of a better use than buzzing around over Dorset :)

    with that amount of downdraft, they could be clearing some ash.

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 16:06

    Hai

    Nick is grumbling about Icelandic people. He thinks he's making immensely funny jokes.....

    I'm happy though, we went and fed a lot of ducks including some super cool black ones that swam underwater :D :D :D

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 16:10

    We looked them up on the RSPB site, apparently there are between 1 and 5 breeding pairs and we saw 2 of them. It was in the Queen's garden though so maybe I shouldn't be surprised :P

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:21

    with that amount of downdraft, they could be clearing some ash.

    Didn't realise any had settled

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:22

    I am now home. It is Friday, I've just had a Mars ice cream, and there's a curry and bottle of wine in the works for later although #donttellAlison I haven't defrosted the chicken yet.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)16/04/2010 at 16:24

    Just watched the 1983 Long Beach highlights off the BBC site. Enjoyed it so much I thought I would recommend it for anyone looking for something to do for 12 minutes. UK only I'm afraid. Try to avoid reading the page as it gives the result! We heard Joe Saward talking about his time when he was paid by the BBC to feed info back to Walker and Hunt in a London studio for more faraway races. I think it is obvious when this happens.

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 16:24

    Didn't realise any had settled

    We're all going to die, haven't you heard?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:27

    We're all going to die, haven't you heard?

    No I've been at work

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 16:28

    No I've been at work

    You'll probably be fine then.... It's just Nick bellyaching about his beloved Dubai.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:29

    Just watched the 1983 Long Beach highlights off the BBC site. Enjoyed it so much I thought I would recommend it for anyone looking for something to do for 12 minutes. UK only I'm afraid. Try to avoid reading the page as it gives the result! We heard Joe Saward talking about his time when he was paid by the BBC to feed info back to Walker and Hunt in a London studio for more faraway races. I think it is obvious when this happens.

    Aha excellent, I haven't seen that before and I'll watch in a minute. After I've entered my own game, can't forget that. :)

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:29

    You'll probably be fine then.... It's just Nick bellyaching about his beloved Dubai.

    It is dusty there already

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 16:31

    It is dusty there already

    He said OI

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)16/04/2010 at 16:31

    After I've entered my own game, can't forget that

    Do you think it would be rude if I e-mailed Burwellian a reminder?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:32

    What I don't understand is why flights south of Scotland are affected if the cloud hasn't gone further south than Scotland. Or has it moved now?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:34

    Do you think it would be rude if I e-mailed Burwellian a reminder?

    Last week's entry was at 10.36pm so I'm guessing it'll come tonight, I've found an email address so I can send one, I'll do it shortly.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)16/04/2010 at 16:40

    Last week's entry was at 10.36pm so I'm guessing it'll come tonight, I've found an email address so I can send one, I'll do it shortly.

    I do have his address as he left a comment on my blog (assuming it is a valid address), but it will seem less interfering if you do it so that is better

  • me16/04/2010 at 16:43

    You'll probably be fine then.... It's just Nick bellyaching about his beloved Dubai.

    It is dusty there already

    :D

  • me16/04/2010 at 16:44

    What I don't understand is why flights south of Scotland are affected if the cloud hasn't gone further south than Scotland. Or has it moved now?

    am gonna say yes: http://www.usatoday.com/news/mapxmlfiles/ash-plume-0415.htm

  • me16/04/2010 at 16:45

    You'll probably be fine then.... It's just Nick bellyaching about his beloved Dubai.

    does he not realise it's better off without him? last time he entered the country, it went bankrupt.

  • me16/04/2010 at 16:48

    friday afternoon shocker:

    Microsoft software is more secure than Apple's.

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/04/16/infamous-hacker-applauds-the-security-of-microsoft-software-apple-adobe-not-so-good/

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:54

    am gonna say yes: http://www.usa...es/ash-plume-0415.htm

    Ah. I presume with the planes all on the ground available for maintenance and what have you, Mr Bassano is a tad busy.

  • me16/04/2010 at 16:54

    Ah. I presume with the planes all on the ground available for maintenance and what have you, Mr Bassano is a tad busy.

    :)

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 16:58

    does he not realise it's better off without him? last time he entered the country, it went bankrupt.

    But they need me!

    I am sure the bars and coffee shops have seen a siginifcant slump over the last week!

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 16:59

    But they need me!

    When are you due to fly back?

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 16:59

    Final stage of Day 1 in Turkey about to start...

    A quicky short tarmac round in Istanbul....

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 16:59

    am gonna say yes: http://www.usa...es/ash-plume-0415.htm

    This sort of irationaly shaped map makes me think this whole thing is a huge windup!

  • me16/04/2010 at 16:59

    yikes!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 17:00

    Final stage of Day 1 in Turkey about to start...

    A quicky short tarmac round in Istanbul....

    Good luck Kimi! Don't crash!

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 17:00

    When are you due to fly back?

    Tomorrow, now put back to monday.

    I have to sign my rental contract on sunday :(

    If i lose my flat and deposit i dont know what i will do, my existing tenancy runs out on wednesday

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:02

    I have to sign my rental contract on sunday :(

    #blamealison

    ;)

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 17:03

    #blamealison

    I wouldnt dare!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:03

    I have to sign my rental contract on sunday

    Wouldn't electronic communication help?....

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 17:03

    Hullo. Can someone please swap stopping my fridays and thursdays? :(

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:03

    I wouldnt dare!

    oh yeah.

    #blamesteven

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 17:04

    Hullo. Can someone please swap stopping my fridays and thursdays? :(

    Good start. *stop swapping

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:04

    When are you due to fly back?

    Tomorrow, now put back to monday.

    I have to sign my rental contract on sunday :(

    If i lose my flat and deposit i dont know what i will do, my existing tenancy runs out on wednesday

    Oh no! Can they defer?

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 17:08

    Wouldn't electronic communication help?....

    hahahahaha... electronic banking is yet to be embraced by dubai... i pay by post dated checks!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:09

    hahahahaha... electronic banking is yet to be embraced by dubai... i pay by post dated checks!

    But surely your bank/friends/work could step in...

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:10

    But surely your bank/friends/work could step in...

    Fourstar is stuck there apparently, he could do it.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 17:10

    Fourstar is stuck there apparently, he could do it.

    nononononono... he has to come back! please!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:11

    Grrr....

    Still waiting on SS9 times...

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2010 at 17:15

    nononononono... he has to come back! please!

    Not that I want Nick to become homeless either!

  • Kathi16/04/2010 at 17:29

    *waves*

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:32

    Fourstar is stuck there apparently, he could do it.

    nononononono... he has to come back! please!

    Ah, not a good week then..

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:32

    *waves*

    Hi

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:34

    I'm still waiting...

  • Kathi16/04/2010 at 17:34

    #wrc overall after day 1

    SEBASTIEN OGIER 55:32.7

    DANI SORDO 55:38.2 +00:05.5

    MIKKO HIRVONEN 55:44.9 +00:12.2

    PETTER SOLBERG 55:51.2 +00:18.5

    SEBASTIAN LOEB 55:57.6 +00:24.9

    JARI MATTI LATVALA 56:00.2 +00:27.5

    FEDERICO VILLAGRA 57:15.6 +01:42.9

    KIMI RAIKKONEN 57:23.3 +01:50.6

    MATTHEW WILSON 57:37.3 +02:04.6

    sorry about the shouting

  • Kathi16/04/2010 at 17:35

    I'm still waiting...

    kimi was 5th. 4s quicker than wilson and 6s quicker than villagra

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:35

    *waves*

    evening m'lady

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:36

    kimi was 5th. 4s quicker than wilson and 6s quicker than villagra

    Thanks Kathi...

    Fantastic....

    Where did you get that from?.... the wrc site isn't co-operating for me...

  • MarileneRiddle16/04/2010 at 17:37

    kimi was 5th. 4s quicker than wilson and 6s quicker than villagra

    He is really getting quite good at it, isn't he?

    Great news, thanks Kathi.

  • Kathi16/04/2010 at 17:38

    evening m'lady

    ohhh. *brings hair into order*

  • Kathi16/04/2010 at 17:38

    Where did you get that from?.... the wrc site isn't co-operating for me...

    from the homepage of the rally itself. Don't know how official those times are though

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:39

    He is really getting quite good at it, isn't he?

    He's special.... very special....

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:42

    Natascha Gachnang has broken her leg in qualifying for FIA GT1, she went straight on at the end of Abu Dhabi's long straight.

    She's Seb Buemi's cousin?

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:42

    Natascha Gachnang has broken her leg in qualifying for FIA GT1, she went straight on at the end of Abu Dhabi's long straight.

    She's Seb Buemi's cousin?

    spooky :)

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:44

    Wrc now have the times and Kimi beat Sordo and Mikko....

    Hurrah...

    Can't wait for tomorrow.... I'll look up the start time...

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:45

    Natascha Gachnang has broken her leg in qualifying for FIA GT1, she went straight on at the end of Abu Dhabi's long straight.

    She's Seb Buemi's cousin?

    "...it will take three hours to rebuild the safety barrier"

    what did she do??

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 17:46

    Turkey starts at 7.56am BST tomorrow...

    Excellent....

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:46

    "...it will take three hours to rebuild the safety barrier"

    what did she do??

    I'm not completely sure

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:55

    "...it will take three hours to rebuild the safety barrier"

    what did she do??

    I'm not completely sure

    Looks like brake failure to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRwtsjh91fQ (no sound)

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:57

    Looks like brake failure to me.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=FRwtsjh91fQ (no sound)

    oog, she went under the grandstand escape road.

    where are the people?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:57

    Looks like brake failure to me.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=FRwtsjh91fQ (no sound)

    Or maybe locked up the wheels and didn't release the brake to let them spin again

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 17:58

    where are the people?

    Nobody goes to FIA GT and nobody goes to races at Abu Dhabi...

    I see it was yet again at night.

  • me16/04/2010 at 17:58

    Nobody goes to FIA GT and nobody goes to races at Abu Dhabi...

    I see it was yet again at night.

    oh right. why do they race if no-one watches?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 18:04

    oh right. why do they race if no-one watches?

    The promoter is convinced they will if he gets it right. This year is a big relaunch with more car makes and shorter races. It has attracted more 'pro' drivers.

    Nobody wanted to pay money to watch rich amateurs share with a few pro drivers (it is GT racing so two drivers per car). So they've said right, we'll put the amateurs in GT2 and GT3. And they made the top series single-class, not a mix of GT1 and GT2, so the headline race is the cream of what they have. In theory.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 18:06

    oh right. why do they race if no-one watches?

    Oh and the other reason is that the FIA are backing it because they can then claim they have another FIA World Championship alongside F1, WRC and WTCC.

  • me16/04/2010 at 18:06

    Oh and the other reason is that the FIA are backing it because they can then claim they have another FIA World Championship alongside F1, WRC and WTCC.

    got ya

  • me16/04/2010 at 18:29

    just looking through alex's pics from shanghai. buemi's other tyre: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexjsnell/4525506541/

    how the hell did it get there?

  • Alison16/04/2010 at 18:39

    nononononono... he has to come back! please!

    Not that I want Nick to become homeless either!

    I think homeless is a big step up in the world :P

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 18:40

    But surely your bank/friends/work could step in...

    They have offered, but it is quite a lot of money, and i think i need to be there to sign it

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 18:40

    Just realised that WRC probably reached a lot more people than F1 in Turkey....

    The ceremonial start plus the Super Special Stages this evening and tomorrow mean that thousands got a taste of it plus you could visit the stages for free...

    Great stuff....

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 18:40

    Fourstar is stuck there apparently, he could do it.

    He seems quite tortured by this fact! :)

  • Nick16/04/2010 at 18:42

    Looks like brake failure to me.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=FRwtsjh91fQ (no sound)

    That looks pretty bad, I think they are using the full stright, and not the shorter version the V8's did, so quite a lot of speed.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:01

    hello peeps - how's everyone? just watching the replays of practice 1 & 2 on the red button and seen buemi's brake failure...

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:01

    hello peeps - how's everyone? just watching the replays of practice 1 & 2 on the red button and seen buemi's brake failure...

    it's a crossover clip, people with no interesting in f1 have been going "wow" all day :)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:03

    it's a crossover clip, people with no interesting in f1 have been going "wow" all day

    it was quite dramatic!

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 19:07

    And... fer crying out loud, is China blocking Wordpress too?? {Comment #2559}

    It's been doing that on and off since 2007 at least. Web 2.0 is scary for regimes that rely on hoarding information to function...

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:07

    it was quite dramatic!

    Upon further investiagtion, I have decided wheels are not supposed to do that. I cite a famous anecdote I once heard in which the wheels on an unnamed bus go round and round, but there was no mention of flying off the afore mentioned bus.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:09

    Upon further investiagtion, I have decided wheels are not supposed to do that. I cite a famous anecdote I once heard in which the wheels on an unnamed bus go round and round, but there was no mention of flying off the afore mentioned bus.

    hahahahaha! :D

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:10

    i can't believe ferrari have had more engine failures too

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:16

    i can't believe ferrari have had more engine failures too

    Something's not quite right there surely. Too many engines in too much short time...

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:22

    Something's not quite right there surely. Too many engines in too much short time...

    Hmmm....

    If it happened to Kimi someone would have said it was his fault....

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:22

    Something's not quite right there surely. Too many engines in too much short time...

    yep, sauber having similar probs with their ferrari engines too...

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:23

    If it happened to Kimi someone would have said it was his fault....

    he had some crappy luck with ferrari

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:23

    If it happened to Kimi someone would have said it was his fault....

    that isn't true. i don't remember anyone blaming him when his exhaust fell off in france.

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:23

    Something's not quite right there surely. Too many engines in too much short time...

    lots of late season penalties. that'll hurt this year more than ever.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:24

    lots of late season penalties. that'll hurt this year more than ever.

    i don't think they'll maintain their lead on the championships if this carries on!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:25

    If it happened to Kimi someone would have said it was his fault....

    I knew he shouldn't have left that vodka beside a very rickety table in eng engine department at his last visit to Maranello ;)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:25

    evening all

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:26

    evening all

    evening! :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:26

    evening! :)

    Rocket!! *waves* how are you?

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:26

    evening all

    hello :)

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:26

    that isn't true. i don't remember anyone blaming him when his exhaust fell off in france.

    Wasn't the same... and perhaps you more knowledgeable guys didn't ... but many did.....

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:26

    i don't think they'll maintain their lead on the championships if this carries on!

    you have to question how in an era of homologation, a team can suddenly develop a problem.

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:27

    Wasn't the same... and perhaps you more knowledgeable guys didn't ... but many did.....

    you clearly listen to the wrong people :)

    i thought he did a brilliant job in that race.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:28

    Rocket!! *waves* how are you?

    i have been verry busy - hence no time to come here - having a lovely efriday evening watching replays of practice on red button with a big bag of cadbury's buttons!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:28

    you have to question how in an era of homologation, a team can suddenly develop a problem.

    Ahem....

    A different driver...

    Only kidding...

    But the strains this year with weight etc are different... but as the temps aren't high in Shanghai it's certainly weird...

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:29

    i thought he did a brilliant job in that race.

    I told you you were knowledgeable....

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:29

    i have been verry busy - hence no time to come here - having a lovely efriday evening watching replays of practice on red button with a big bag of cadbury's buttons!

    ooo are they the giant buttons? i saw those the other day and was kinda amazed :)

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:29

    i have been verry busy - hence no time to come here - having a lovely efriday evening watching replays of practice on red button with a big bag of cadbury's buttons!

    Watching buttonn eating buttons on the red button.

    Sounds buttontastic.

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:29

    But the strains this year with weight etc are different... but as the temps aren't high in Shanghai it's certainly weird...

    alo said it was his dying bahrain engine. maybe the first two were part of a bad batch?

  • me16/04/2010 at 19:30

    Watching buttonn eating buttons on the red button.

    :D

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:30

    Sounds buttontastic.

    just the way team button like it ;)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:30

    ooo are they the giant buttons? i saw those the other day and was kinda amazed

    yeah yum!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:30

    ooo are they the giant buttons? i saw those the other day and was kinda amazed

    Are we talking GIANT CHOCOLATE BUTTONS....

    Oooooo.....

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:30

    Sounds buttontastic.

    :D

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:30

    just the way team button like it ;)

    If only I liked the band Reubens...

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:31

    just the way team button like it

    indeed - and i may be brewing a little button, but shh it's a secret!

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:34

    indeed - and i may be brewing a little button, but shh it's a secret!

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 19:42

    Natascha Gachnang has broken her leg in qualifying for FIA GT1, she went straight on at the end of Abu Dhabi's long straight.

    She's Seb Buemi's cousin? {Comment #2735}

    Oh no, that's awful! (And yes, she is Seb Buemi's cousin).

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:43

    I need a new pair of shades...

    Can't think why...

    Oakley's I think....

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:45

    hehehe i've just seen the mclaren shop advert - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyJdietKHWU&playnext_from=TL&videos=1oGJuTUo5OU&feature=sub

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:45

    I need a new pair of shades...

    I'll get in there before lou

    Ray Bans

    ;)

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 19:45

    Could Adobe Reader Updater please be less clingy and annoying. Thanks.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:46

    Ray Bans

    yeeesss!!!!

    I'll get in there before lou

    damn you ;)

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 19:46

    hehehe i've just seen the mclaren shop advert - http://www.you...Uo5OU&feature=sub

    They really enjoy their zips!

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:47

    hehehe i've just seen the mclaren shop advert - http://www.you...Uo5OU&feature=sub

    heehee cheesy isn't it!

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:47

    They really enjoy their zips!

    i noticed that...

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:47

    They really enjoy their zips!

    and their are lots of shots of JB

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:48

    heehee cheesy isn't it!

    cheesy and full of our favourite british champion ;)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:48

    and their are lots of shots of JB

    that is ALWAYS a plus!

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 19:48

    Surely Macca support TagHeuer?....

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:49

    cheesy and full of our favourite british champion

    i got jenson's calendar for christmas and got upset when i had to turn from march to april...

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2010 at 19:50

    it's a crossover clip, people with no interesting in f1 have been going "wow" all day :) {Comment #2756}

    Indeed so, even if some people think that Rosberg was the one unlucky enough to be the passenger.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 19:50

    i got jenson's calendar for christmas and got upset when i had to turn from march to april...

    me too :D

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 19:50

    me too

    :D

  • Lady Snowcat16/04/2010 at 20:01

    Oooo....

    Jack Bauer on Jonathan Ross this evening...

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 20:05

    Hehehehe, are Top Gear are to blame for the icelandic eruption? ;)

    http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/16/top-gear-takes-blame-for-icelandic-volcano-eruption/

  • me16/04/2010 at 20:11

    Hehehehe, are Top Gear are to blame for the icelandic eruption? ;)

    http://www.aut...dic-volcano-eruption/

    busted!

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:17

    busted!

    :)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:20

    there are some big old bumps at the ends of the straights aren't there?

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:30

    Evening all.

    If anyone spots RG, can they holler please?

  • RG16/04/2010 at 20:31

    If anyone spots RG, can they holler please?

    Yo.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:31

    Evening Christine!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 20:31

    If anyone spots RG, can they holler please?

    evening Christine. He's on twitter!

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:31

    If anyone spots RG, can they holler please?

    Yo.

    that's scary...

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:31

    Evening all.

    evening :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 20:32

    If anyone spots RG, can they holler please?

    Yo.

    that's scary...

    :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:32

    oh and happy birthday RG :)

  • RG16/04/2010 at 20:32

    that's scary...

    I've been lurking for about 15 minutes.

  • RG16/04/2010 at 20:32

    oh and happy birthday RG :)

    Thanks lou :)

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:32

    Yo.

    Yay!

    Where I've got you down for Monday's daily - is that written on a Sunday for Monday or written on a Monday for Tuesday?

    Either way is fine.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:33

    I've been lurking for about 15 minutes.

    oh... not so scary...

  • RG16/04/2010 at 20:34

    Where I've got you down for Monday's daily - is that written on a Sunday for Monday or written on a Monday for Tuesday?

    I was thinking of written on Sunday for Monday's daily.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:34

    oh and happy birthday RG

    yeah happy birthday! :D

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:34

    I was thinking of written on Sunday for Monday's daily.

    Fab. Okay :)

  • RG16/04/2010 at 20:36

    yeah happy birthday! :D

    Thanks :)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:40

    Thanks

    was the film good?

  • Janna16/04/2010 at 20:42

    Hello all, Happy Birthday RG.

    Have spent all day off line as I've been building a new desk. I have arms that look like I've been wrestling a cat but I'm really pleased with my lovely new desk. Have given up at the moment but will need to reinstate the lounge tomorrow. I've seen the Seb crash on the BBC, it's incredible that something like that could happen but am glad he's ok.

  • RG16/04/2010 at 20:43

    was the film good?

    Aye, enjoyed it. Good little laugh.

    Thanks Janna.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:49

    just watching heikki pull the car over with a problem on the replay - the position of the camera made it look like he was driving along the top of the barrier :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:50

    for christine

    - http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248929

    - http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=361409

    :)

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:52

    for christine

    AWWWWWWWWW.

    I mean, you know, F1 is rubbish. Eh-hem.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:53

    I mean, you know, F1 is rubbish. Eh-hem.

    well i figured you may have missed the pics.. this way you get the good bits of f1 without having to look through the pics :P

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:53

    also... how awesome is this! http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98490677/AFP

    I wanna lay in the pitlane and lay pics!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 20:53

    Buemi's broken suspension looks like Edward Scissorhands

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47654000/jpg/_47654480_009123643-1.jpg

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:53

    well i figured you may have missed the pics.. this way you get the good bits of f1 without having to look through the pics :P

    You're my hero :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:54

    also... how awesome is this! http://www.get...m/detail/98490677/AFP

    i think one of the is lorrenzo.. i'm not totally sure though.

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 20:54

    also... how awesome is this! http://www.get...m/detail/98490677/AFP

    Good to see all 7 fans turned up today as well

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:55

    I wanna lay in the pitlane and lay pics!

    When we were in the Renault pitlane for testing, the car came real close and Mr C got grit in his eye.

    So, I'll let you lay in the pitlane, but only if you were sunglasses or goggles or something.

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 20:55

    So, I'll let you lay in the pitlane, but only if you were sunglasses or goggles or something.

    *wear

    Gah!

  • me16/04/2010 at 20:56

    When we were in the Renault pitlane for testing, the car came real close and Mr C got grit in his eye.

    true story. ouch.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 20:56

    I wanna lay in the pitlane and lay pics!

    that looks like one of the best jobs ever!

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:58

    When we were in the Renault pitlane for testing, the car came real close and Mr C got grit in his eye.

    ooo that doesn't sounds very nice.

    So, I'll let you lay in the pitlane, but only if you were sunglasses or goggles or something.

    i would say my glasses will protect me... but i have absolutely no problem with wearing a pair of Ray Bans.... only if you insist though :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:58

    that looks like one of the best jobs ever!

    i know!!! #dreamjob

  • me16/04/2010 at 20:58

    i would say my glasses will protect me... but i have absolutely no problem with wearing a pair of Ray Bans.... only if you insist though :)

    i was wearing glasses.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 20:59

    i was wearing glasses.

    i realised as i clicked post. Ray Bans it is then :D hehehe

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:00

    i realised as i clicked post. Ray Bans it is then :D hehehe

    it was piquet though. i should be glad he didn't ram it into the wall and shower us with carbon fibre.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:02

    i would say my glasses will protect me... but i have absolutely no problem with wearing a pair of Ray Bans.... only if you insist though

    i have some Ray Bans! i love them

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:03

    i have some Ray Bans! i love them

    Oooh *eats popcorn and awaits lou's reaction*

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:04

    it was piquet though. i should be glad he didn't ram it into the wall and shower us with carbon fibre.

    that's true.. Jenson would never do that :D but Christine wants me to get some ray bans... so i'll get them too... for the sake of heath and safety of course ;)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:04

    i have some Ray Bans! i love them

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I want a pair of ray bans :(

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:04

    I'm not sure if I should tell mr C what Jenson said

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:05

    I want a pair of ray bans

    they were VERY expensive and i bought them when i had money! :D

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:06

    I'm not sure if I should tell mr C what Jenson said

    ?

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:07

    I'm not sure if I should tell mr C what Jenson said

    i don't believe he said anything...

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:07

    ?

    noooo don't tell him!! i was just getting mr c to like him!...

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:08

    noooo don't tell him!! i was just getting mr c to like him!...

    It's scary risking the wrath of team button!

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:09

    It's scary risking the wrath of team button!

    :D

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:09

    they were VERY expensive and i bought them when i had money! :D

    ah yes.. i can imagine they are... i think i'd have to get used to/brave trying contact lenses before then and i hate putting things in my eye... i want ray bans that much.. lol

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:09

    It's scary risking the wrath of team button!

    i'm going to watch the video now and see if it's as bad as you made it out to be....

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:10

    i'm going to watch the video now and see if it's as bad as you made it out to be....

    It's not that bad really, you just don't say that to Ted! To Legard maybe... but not Ted! ;)

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:10

    It's not that bad really, you just don't say that to Ted! To Legard maybe... but not Ted! ;)

    hmm?

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:11

    It's not that bad really, you just don't say that to Ted! To Legard maybe... but not Ted! ;)

    oooh he was joking about the media! :D

  • RG16/04/2010 at 21:11

    It's not that bad really, you just don't say that to Ted! To Legard maybe... but not Ted! ;)

    Oooh, he didn't tell him to, y'know, did he?

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:11

    hmm?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8625143.stm

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:11

    ah yes.. i can imagine they are... i think i'd have to get used to/brave trying contact lenses before then and i hate putting things in my eye... i want ray bans that much.. lol

    you can do it!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:11

    hmm?

    I'll just place this little twitter link here and run off very quickly *runs*

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:12

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8625143.stm

    omg! i just noticed Lorenzo in the background taking pics of Jenson!

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:13

    you can do it!

    if i start plucking up courage now... i may be ready to try them around..... july?..

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:13
  • me16/04/2010 at 21:13

    ah yes.. i can imagine they are... i think i'd have to get used to/brave trying contact lenses before then and i hate putting things in my eye... i want ray bans that much.. lol

    you can do it!

    don't do it!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:14

    don't do it!

    contact lenses are terrifying :(

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:14

    hehe! love it.

    yay!! Mr C doesn't hate JB now! good times :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:15

    don't do it!

    i had a bit of an eye infection the other week when i had flu... that was enough to freak me out and i hate watching Em put hers in.. so i may be safe for a bit.

    ....

    ..

    but..... ray bans!!!

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:15

    yay!! Mr C doesn't hate JB now! good times :)

    isn't it very weird both teams planned to put a man with a wing on a plane. both men had to drive to paris, both caught the last flight?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:17

    have been lurking and watching HIGNFY on iPlayer (last week's).. I have wine now

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:17

    So someone stole a tyre from an IRL team in Long Beach..

    @luczodragon: If anyone sees someone wandering around with a set 4 right front tire chances are it's ours

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:18

    i'm going to watch the video now and see if it's as bad as you made it out to be....

    It's not that bad really, you just don't say that to Ted! To Legard maybe... but not Ted! ;)

    He's right though, I wouldn't care either if I were a millionaire and could go anywhere I liked :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:19

    @luczodragon: If anyone sees someone wandering around with a set 4 right front tire chances are it's ours

    there are some people with a spar front right in china.

    one careful owner, slightly scrubbed.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:21

    Can someone help explain to me why there seems to be a different camera position on each car... after both Crofty and Steven said this morning that they should all be the same. The asymmetrical ones aren't a good look.

    http://jamd.com/image/98491958

    http://jamd.com/image/98491813

    http://jamd.com/image/98491782

    http://jamd.com/image/98491832

    http://jamd.com/image/98491757

    http://jamd.com/image/98491773

    http://jamd.com/image/98491265

    http://jamd.com/image/98491981

    They've probably been like this for years, but i've just noticed and it's not a good look.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:21

    isn't it very weird both teams planned to put a man with a wing on a plane. both men had to drive to paris, both caught the last flight?

    it's very weird... but kinda cool and awesome at the same time :)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:22

    i had a bit of an eye infection the other week when i had flu... that was enough to freak me out and i hate watching Em put hers in.. so i may be safe for a bit.......but..... ray bans!!!

    my mum hates anything to do with eyes - especially touching them - but has had contacts since she was 14 as she was determined not to wear glasses - so you can do it with the right motivation!

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:22

    it's very weird... but kinda cool and awesome at the same time :)

    if they weren't sharing the same car to paris, that is insane.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:23

    isn't it very weird both teams planned to put a man with a wing on a plane. both men had to drive to paris, both caught the last flight?

    Mm, very odd.. Is that normal for flyaways, to have people with parts fly out on Thurs/Fri? I thought they only really did that when the championship battle was coming to an end.. But yeah, very dedicated to drive to Paris and lucky to get the flight.

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:23

    if they weren't sharing the same car to paris, that is insane.

    *looks at phone*

    Jeff from Red Bull - give us a lift yeah? - Reply: Sure mate.

    *looks at phone again*

    EJ: I need a ride to paris, can you help 0

    *switches phone off*

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:24

    *looks at phone*

    Jeff from Red Bull - give us a lift yeah? - Reply: Sure mate.

    *looks at phone again*

    EJ: I need a ride to paris, can you help 0

    *switches phone off*

    :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:24

    problem now of course, is i cannot miss an eddie-less bbc coverage. my plans have gone to pieces.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:26

    if they weren't sharing the same car to paris, that is insane.

    true, and this being f1, i bet they weren't.

    Also, does it mean red bull were late making a front wing for Mark (making the first only for Vettel).. or are trying out the new wing on Mark's car before giving it to Vettel?... or.. is it even a new wing design?

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:26

    *looks at phone*

    Jeff from Red Bull - give us a lift yeah? - Reply: Sure mate.

    *looks at phone again*

    EJ: I need a ride to paris, can you help 0

    *switches phone off*

    :D

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:26

    problem now of course, is i cannot miss an eddie-less bbc coverage. my plans have gone to pieces.

    eddie does add entertainment value - you never quite know what he'll say or do next!

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:26

    EJ: I need a ride to paris, can you help 0

    :) :)

    This was the abbreviated version of course. I'm not sure how many texts it would take to get his message across.

    "The thing is my aircraft which was to take me to Shanghai for the Grand Prix in China, the location for this week's race, is not able to fly because of the dust from..."

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:27

    problem now of course, is i cannot miss an eddie-less bbc coverage. my plans have gone to pieces.

    surely you can still downscale your f1 coverage... just watch it out of the corner of your eye ;)

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:27

    eddie does add entertainment value - you never quite know what he'll say or do next!

    On the downside, he's EJ

  • RG16/04/2010 at 21:28

    On the downside, he's EJ

    On the upside, he brought Timo into f1 (I do, kinda, like him for that)

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:28

    problem now of course, is i cannot miss an eddie-less bbc coverage. my plans have gone to pieces.

    F1 always finds a way to keep people coming back. :)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:29

    On the downside, he's EJ

    i can't help it - i love to watch him - its car crash telly! pardon the pun...

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:29

    eddie does add entertainment value - you never quite know what he'll say or do next!

    i could live my whole life happily never caring what he might do next.

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:29

    On the upside, he brought Timo into f1 (I do, kinda, like him for that)

    On the downside, he's EJ

    (I could continue this all day ;))

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:29

    problem now of course, is i cannot miss an eddie-less bbc coverage. my plans have gone to pieces.

    F1 always finds a way to keep people coming back. :)

    it's like the flipping island!

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:30

    F1 always finds a way to keep people coming back. :)

    i don't think this is F1.. it's something bigger.. it's mother nature herself ;)

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:30

    (I could continue this all day ;))

    :)

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:30

    Although I did like Eddie as a team owner. Probably because he was busy inventing business deals and a likeable team instead of generally everything being discussed as a pundit

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:31

    Although I did like Eddie as a team owner. Probably because he was busy inventing business deals and a likeable team instead of generally everything being discussed as a pundit

    agreed

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:31

    it's like the flipping island!

    I never would've thought Bernie would go to the lengths of shutting down European airspace though.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:32

    Although I did like Eddie as a team owner. Probably because he was busy inventing business deals and a likeable team instead of generally everything being discussed as a pundit

    Eddie rocked as a team owner. Changed the face of team owner....hood.

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:32

    I never would've thought Bernie would go to the lengths of shutting down European airspace though.

    i think he'd be glad to get shot of us.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:32

    Holy cow!!

    http://twitpic.com/1g2zcv

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 21:33

    Holy cow!!

    http://twitpic.com/1g2zcv

    Seb Ogier, via a retweet by @NeilCole (Dave's WRC man)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:33
  • RG16/04/2010 at 21:33

    Holy cow!!

    http://twitpic.com/1g2zcv

    Red Bull really does give you wings

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:34

    Holy cow!!

    http://twitpic.com/1g2zcv

    Is that Kimi? If so he is jumping for joy in WRC

  • RG16/04/2010 at 21:34

    Seb Ogier, via a retweet by @NeilCole (Dave's WRC man)

    Yaaaaay for Oggi.

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:34

    Holy cow!!
    http://twitpic.com/1g2zcv

    that's gonna hurt

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:34

    Red Bull really does give you wings

    hahaha!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:34

    Yaaaaay for Oggi.

    Oi oi oi!

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:37

    for lou - my Ray Bans!

    http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f241/kalamu79/?action=view&current=DSC00445.jpg

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:41

    for lou - my Ray Bans!

    http://s48.pho...;current=DSC00445.jpg

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #sunglassesenvy

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:44

    #sunglassesenvy

    you know you can get prescription lenses for them...

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:45

    you know you can get prescription lenses for them...

    http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/prescriptionsunglasses/rayban/

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:46

    you know you can get prescription lenses for them...

    yeah, but they'll be much more expensive, plus my eyesight hasn't quiet settled yet.. (still gets a bit worse each year)..

    I think i will have to buy myself a pair with my first pay from being an f1 photographer :)

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:47

    you know you can get prescription lenses for them...

    the company i just put the link on for adds prescription lenses for free, so when you're eyesight is more settled have a look

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:47

    I think i will have to buy myself a pair with my first pay from being an f1 photographer :)

    ummmmm...

    if they're protecting your eyes... won;t you need them first>

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:50

    the company i just put the link on for adds prescription lenses for free, so when you're eyesight is more settled have a look

    *have bookmarked* :D thank you

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:50

    if they're protecting your eyes... won;t you need them first>

    I'm sure a welders mask would be cheaper

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 21:51

    I'm sure a welders mask would be cheaper

    but then she won't be able to see...

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:52

    if they're protecting your eyes... won;t you need them first>

    good point! I'll just have to get a pair before then :)

    although if Bahrain is the start of the season i'm not laying on the track without goggles.... and maybe a mask.... i don't want to get sand in my eye.

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:52

    I'm sure a welders mask would be cheaper

    you want me to wear a welders mask!!!!

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:52

    but then she won't be able to see...

    This is why I need to think ideas through before saying them

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:52

    you want me to wear a welders mask!!!!

    #sidepodconfession?

  • Lukeh16/04/2010 at 21:53

    you want me to wear a welders mask!!!!

    This is definitely why I need to think ideas through before saying them

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:53

    although if Bahrain is the start of the season i'm not laying on the track without goggles.... and maybe a mask.... i don't want to get sand in my eye.

    you're made for this job :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 21:53

    This is definitely why I need to think ideas through before saying them

    :D

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:54

    This is definitely why I need to think ideas through before saying them

    hmmmmmmmmm

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 21:54

    This is definitely why I need to think ideas through before saying them

    Hehehehe!

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:57

    you're made for this job :)

    haha! i value what little eyesight i have. it's all christine's fault, she got me thinking about getting things in my eye in the first place :P

  • lou16/04/2010 at 21:57

    http://twitpic.com/1g38rm - Alex needs to buy some ray bans too..

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:01

    Joe got a couple of questions about tyres in at the team boss press conf.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82933

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:01

    Joe got a couple of questions about tyres in at the team boss press conf.

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82933

    ooh, listening to him now. hope to get the show up tonight.

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:02

    what the hell is "Grand Prix Special"???

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:03

    what the hell is "Grand Prix Special"???

    autosport totally did that on purpose, the gits.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:04

    Joe got a couple of questions about tyres in at the team boss press conf.

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82933

    and engines

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:04

    what the hell is "Grand Prix Special"???

    autosport totally did that on purpose, the gits.

    I've no idea.. I'll check the FIA site for the official version

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:04

    I've no idea.. I'll check the FIA site for the official version

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/f1releases/2010/Pages/f1_conf_chn2.aspx

    It is on the official release too

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:05

    I've no idea.. I'll check the FIA site for the official version

    good plan. it could b a real thing... hmmm

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:05

    http://fia.com...ges/f1_conf_chn2.aspx

    It is on the official release too

    Has he renamed the mag, or was that what it used to be called?

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:05

    http://fia.com...ges/f1_conf_chn2.aspx

    It is on the official release too

    i have a question for joe... should i add to the wiki? :)

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:07

    i have a question for joe... should i add to the wiki? :)

    Hmm, end of the second paragraph on here

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/about/biog/

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:07

    i apologise to autosport. it is a real thing:

    http://www.sonymagazines.jp/grandprix/

    "...in 1994 and has since written for most of the major F1 magazines in the world, notably Japan's biggest F1 publication Sony F1 Grand Prix Special."

    http://www.grandprix.com/contributors.html

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:09

    i have a question for joe... should i add to the wiki? :)

    Hmm, end of the second paragraph on here

    http://joesawa...press.com/about/biog/

    Ahh, so being in the east it makes sense to represent them rather than something based back here..

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:09

    hey folks ,

    back after a short hiatus - how is everyone?

    :)

  • lou16/04/2010 at 22:10

    Anyone know how what Sutil's penalty was?

    http://fialive.fiacommunications.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/chn-document-11.pdf

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:10

    Anyone know how what Sutil's penalty was?

    reprimand.

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:10

    hey folks ,

    back after a short hiatus - how is everyone?

    :)

    Hey Leigh! I'm quite good, hows about you?

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:11

    wurz is the steward? coool

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:11

    not too bad - a little tired, but good

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:12

    hey folks ,

    back after a short hiatus - how is everyone?

    :)

    'ello

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:12

    reprimand.

    slap on the wrist. no black/white flag then?

  • lou16/04/2010 at 22:12

    reprimand.

    #mustlearntoread.. thank you :)

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:13

    slap on the wrist. no black/white flag then?

    drivers told charlie "no more made up flags"

  • lou16/04/2010 at 22:13

    wurz is the steward? coool

    :) we should try and compose a list of things Crofty and Ant teach us in FP for you and Christine so you can find out about these things..

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:14

    wurz is the steward? coool

    I found out in the VF1 quiz results..

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:14

    :) we should try and compose a list of things Crofty and Ant teach us in FP for you and Christine so you can find out about these things..

    heheheh

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:14

    drivers told charlie "no more made up flags"

    In all fairness the black and white flag is just a leftover from the days of stop/go penalties - they just never took it out of the rules

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:14

    I found out in the VF1 quiz results..

    ..in that the question was asked and I had no idea it had been announced :)

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:15

    I found out in the VF1 quiz results..

    same here

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:16

    In all fairness the black and white flag is just a leftover from the days of stop/go penalties - they just never took it out of the rules

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/flags_guide/default.stm

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:16

    In all fairness the black and white flag is just a leftover from the days of stop/go penalties - they just never took it out of the rules

    The flag has been around for decades, stop/gos and then drive-thrus became more fashionable.

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:17

    In all fairness the black and white flag is just a leftover from the days of stop/go penalties - they just never took it out of the rules

    I always get a black/white flag when i play F1 on ps3 online. i cut a corner just a liiiiiitle bit, get the flag, and a 6sec slowdown penalty.

    i thought they made the flag up. guess not.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:17

    http://news.bb...ags_guide/default.stm

    i had to learn these flags and what they meant when I took part in the Formula Woman selection process

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:18

    can't remember the last time i saw a black & orange dot flag - a whole lot of years at least

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:18

    all of this i know: http://sidepodcast.com/2007/07/16/guide-to-f1-flags/

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:18

    i had to learn these flags and what they meant when I took part in the Formula Woman selection process

    ?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:19

    i had to learn these flags and what they meant when I took part in the Formula Woman selection process

    Ooh you did that? Which iteration and how far did you get?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:19

    formula woman??

  • lou16/04/2010 at 22:19

    I suppose i should head off, night all, see you around for FP3 (if i wake up) or Quali :)

    xx

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:20

    I suppose i should head off, night all, see you around for FP3 (if i wake up) or Quali :)

    night lou.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:20

    I suppose i should head off, night all, see you around for FP3 (if i wake up) or Quali :)

    Night..

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:20

    ?

    there was a written question section that included all sorts of stuff about motor racing to see if you were actually interested in the sport - one of the questions was who is david coulthard's team mate! it was mika at the time i think...

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:20

    I suppose i should head off, night all, see you around for FP3 (if i wake up) or Quali

    night lou xx

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:20

    there was a written question section that included all sorts of stuff about motor racing to see if you were actually interested in the sport - one of the questions was who is david coulthard's team mate! it was mika at the time i think...

    no, no.

    what the hell is formula woman?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:21

    night lou

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:21

    night lou

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:21

    what the hell is formula woman?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_Woman

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:21
  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:22

    Ooh you did that? Which iteration and how far did you get?

    didn't get any further than the driving tests, i made a mistake on my assessment run and selected 3rd instead of 5th! doh! perfect on my test runs

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:22

    what the hell is formula woman?

    http://en.wiki...rg/wiki/Formula_Woman

    I watched a few of the shows, it was an interesting concept but I felt flawed in a few ways. Judges included Tim Harvey and a pre-ChampCar Katherine Legge, I believe..

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:23

    what the hell is formula woman?

    it was shown after the grand prix on itv one year, i decided to apply and took part in a driver asessment day at the top gear track

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:23

    I watched a few of the shows, it was an interesting concept but I felt flawed in a few ways. Judges included Tim Harvey and a pre-ChampCar Katherine Legge, I believe..

    And Legge was absolute b***h to some of the contestants.. though this may have been down to editing..

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:24

    didn't get any further than the driving tests, i made a mistake on my assessment run and selected 3rd instead of 5th! doh! perfect on my test runs

    Ahh well, easily done under pressure

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:25

    It was a shame none of them have really progressed, of the names on that wiki link. Admittedly it only shows '04 and not the other couple of years.

    I did think it a little off that one of the frontrunners allowed to take part was the sister of Ralph Firman, who was a Jordan driver at the time..

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:26

    Ahh well, easily done under pressure

    was fun tho - got to learn a lot from one of the formula woman drivers, got to rag a caterham 7 around part of the top gear track - and race some karts

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:27

    was fun tho - got to learn a lot from one of the formula woman drivers, got to rag a caterham 7 around part of the top gear track - and race some karts

    This sounds like it could be turned into a guest post.

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:28

    i just said out loud:

    "christine, no-one could ever question your ability as a blogger, podcaster or person who buys a lot of domain names"

    the response:

    "how did you know i bought a new domain name today???"

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:28

    was fun tho - got to learn a lot from one of the formula woman drivers, got to rag a caterham 7 around part of the top gear track - and race some karts

    This sounds like it could be turned into a guest post.

    w00t!

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:29

    This sounds like it could be turned into a guest post.

    ooh maybe...

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:29

    ooh maybe...

    i heard "sure thing"

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:29

    was fun tho - got to learn a lot from one of the formula woman drivers, got to rag a caterham 7 around part of the top gear track - and race some karts

    This sounds like it could be turned into a guest post.

    Yes please

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:30

    Yes please

    would that push me up another level on the sidepod addiction thing?

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:31

    "how did you know i bought a new domain name today???"

    another?

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:31

    would that push me up another level on the sidepod addiction thing?

    absolutely

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:31

    would that push me up another level on the sidepod addiction thing?

    which answer would make you write a guest post?

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:31

    another?

    apparently

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:31

    which answer would make you write a guest post?

    :D

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:33

    i heard "sure thing"

    i'll think about it...

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:34

    Nice to see things are normal when I check in. Christine has a new domain and someone is being volunteered for a guest post. Who cares about a volcanic cloud when all is normal here?

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:35

    i'll think about it...

    I am glad you are definitely going to do it

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:35

    Nice to see things are normal when I check in. Christine has a new domain and someone is being volunteered for a guest post. Who cares about a volcanic cloud when all is normal here?

    hi steven!

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:35

    Nice to see things are normal when I check in. Christine has a new domain and someone is being volunteered for a guest post. Who cares about a volcanic cloud when all is normal here?

    (hearts)

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:37

    So what exciting stuff have I missed today?

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:38

    Who cares about a volcanic cloud when all is normal here?

    Err, my employers

    Other than that, all good! :)

    Evening all

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:39

    So what exciting stuff have I missed today?

    a sunny day...

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:39

    So what exciting stuff have I missed today?

    joe works for a magazine no-one has ever heard of. lukeh would like lou to take up welding.

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:40

    joe works for a magazine no-one has ever heard of. lukeh would like lou to take up welding.

    oooh, and eddie jordan is stranded!

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:40

    oooh, and eddie jordan is stranded!

    Awwww [not]

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:41

    Err, my employers

    Other than that, all good! :)

    I imagine you would have had a lot of overtime if they had kept flying a few hours longer. I was listening to some moron on Talk Radio saying that they should have risked flying as normal.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:41

    joe works for a magazine no-one has ever heard of

    what's all this then?

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:41

    joe works for a magazine no-one has ever heard of. lukeh would like lou to take up welding.

    What magazine?

    I need to read back through the comments for the welding stuff.

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:42

    I imagine you would have had a lot of overtime if they had kept flying a few hours longer. I was listening to some moron on Talk Radio saying that they should have risked flying as normal.

    through rocks?!

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:42

    oooh, and eddie jordan is stranded!

    I heard that before

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:42

    Hi Steven and Bassano

  • me16/04/2010 at 22:42

    what's all this then?

    http://www.sonymagazines.jp/grandprix/

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:43

    http://en.wiki...rg/wiki/Formula_Woman

    wow!

    http://www.mr2mk1club.com/Laurenracer.html

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:43

    Has O2 been flaky today or is it just the Heathrow area and/or my phone?

    Is fine now I am home

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:43

    through rocks?!

    It's not just rocks. A lot of volcaninc ash is basically glass that becomes glass when heated - for example in a jet engine - and then coats all the blades in the engine. Oh and then it stops the engine running

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:44

    what's all this then?

    http://www.sonymagazines.jp/grandprix/

    Joe can write in squiggle?

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:46

    Just heard Tom Merritt is leaving CNET for TWiT

    Not as much Tom & Molly on Buzz Out Loud anymore :(

    http://www.tommerritt.com/?p=1473

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:46

    I imagine you would have had a lot of overtime if they had kept flying a few hours longer. I was listening to some moron on Talk Radio saying that they should have risked flying as normal.

    Overtime, haven't heard that word in a long time! ;)

    I understand why we're not flying, it's just caused chaos. Such is life

  • Christine16/04/2010 at 22:47

    Just heard Tom Merritt is leaving CNET for TWiT

    Not as much Tom & Molly on Buzz Out Loud anymore :(

    http://www.tommerritt.com/?p=1473

    We just got them back together, as well.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:47

    http://www.sonymagazines.jp/grandprix/

    uh-huh... i see.... well, money is money

    It's not just rocks. A lot of volcaninc ash is basically glass that becomes glass when heated - for example in a jet engine - and then coats all the blades in the engine. Oh and then it stops the engine running

    A moron I work with today was seriously blaming the aeroplane issue on Gordon Brown. Apparently it's all Gordo's fault because ordered the planes down and he couldn't see an ash cloud. I'll say again, he's an idiot

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:47

    Just heard Tom Merritt is leaving CNET for TWiT

    Not as much Tom & Molly on Buzz Out Loud anymore :(

    http://www.tommerritt.com/?p=1473

    I know Leo is adding some shows but I had never heard a hint of this. Which coast does Tom Merritt live on?

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:48

    A moron I work with today was seriously blaming the aeroplane issue on Gordon Brown. Apparently it's all Gordo's fault because ordered the planes down and he couldn't see an ash cloud. I'll say again, he's an idiot

    there's a lot of them about.

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:48

    It's not just rocks. A lot of volcaninc ash is basically glass that becomes glass when heated - for example in a jet engine - and then coats all the blades in the engine. Oh and then it stops the engine running

    I think i was chatting to RG about this the other day

    There's an Air Crash Investigation program on the BA flight over Indonesia with 4 engine shutdown, years ago

    [They got started again... eventually]

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:48

    A moron I work with today was seriously blaming the aeroplane issue on Gordon Brown. Apparently it's all Gordo's fault because ordered the planes down and he couldn't see an ash cloud. I'll say again, he's an idiot

    Some folk really have no grasp on reality.

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:49

    right - i have to go to bed or i won't be up in time for qualifying - night all

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:49

    G'night Rocket

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:49

    I think i was chatting to RG about this the other day

    There's an Air Crash Investigation program on the BA flight over Indonesia with 4 engine shutdown, years ago

    I heard the co-pilot of that flight interviewed earlier today. Absolutely facinating

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:49

    I think i was chatting to RG about this the other day

    There's an Air Crash Investigation program on the BA flight over Indonesia with 4 engine shutdown, years ago

    Did we, must have a bad memory. But yeah, I have seen that episode, so I would agree with you.

  • RG16/04/2010 at 22:50

    right - i have to go to bed or i won't be up in time for qualifying - night all

    Niiight.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:50

    right - i have to go to bed or i won't be up in time for qualifying - night all

    Good night

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:50

    Some folk really have no grasp on reality.

    Or intelligence - he also claims Prost is the worst driver to ever win a title. I'd argue the point, but my head would ache

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:50

    night Rocket, looking forward to the guest post

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:50

    Or intelligence - he also claims Prost is the worst driver to ever win a title. I'd argue the point, but my head would ache

    I bet he was a Mansell fan.

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:50

    I know Leo is adding some shows but I had never heard a hint of this. Which coast does Tom Merritt live on?

    San Francisco, which I think is West Coast.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:51

    I think i was chatting to RG about this the other day

    There's an Air Crash Investigation program on the BA flight over Indonesia with 4 engine shutdown, years ago

    Saw that a couple of months ago, scary and lucky

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:51

    I bet he was a Mansell fan.

    how did you guess?

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:51

    Did we, must have a bad memory. But yeah, I have seen that episode, so I would agree with you.

    Well it was someone ;)

    It's been quite a week so far and doesn't finish till Monday for me

  • RocketRedhead16/04/2010 at 22:52

    night Rocket, looking forward to the guest post

    we'll see... night:)

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:52

    I know Leo is adding some shows but I had never heard a hint of this. Which coast does Tom Merritt live on?

    San Francisco, which I think is West Coast.

    I know Leo wants to do a three hour morning show in NY but I guess that is not what Tom is going to do then

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:53

    we'll see... night:)

    bye

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:53

    I know Leo wants to do a three hour morning show in NY but I guess that is not what Tom is going to do then

    Does he do a show of some sort everyday?

    I only listen to Mac Break Weekly

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 22:53

    I know Leo wants to do a three hour morning show in NY but I guess that is not what Tom is going to do then

    He might move, he likes going to NY.

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 22:53

    IndyCar held an event in the middle of Hollywood last night and it made it on to the BBC website.... very unusual. but it was in the entertainment section..

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:54

    how did you guess?

    Mansell used to slag off Prost a lot so his stupid fans would believe him. When Prost was at Ferrari with him Mansell was always saying Prost wasn't a real racers because he spent all his time making the car do the work so really the car was winning not Prost. Absolute moron.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:57

    Mansell used to slag off Prost a lot so his stupid fans would believe him. When Prost was at Ferrari with him Mansell was always saying Prost wasn't a real racers because he spent all his time making the car do the work so really the car was winning not Prost. Absolute moron.

    In their season together Prost won 5 races and Mansell won one. Prost scored 73 points while Mansell managed 37 and Mansell already had a year with the team while Prost was brand new to it.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:58

    Does he do a show of some sort everyday?

    I only listen to Mac Break Weekly

    Leo does hours of shows every day. He does something like 40 hours a week plus his radio show at the weekend

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 22:59

    He might move, he likes going to NY.

    He said he wouldn't move but would go there for the forst few weeks. He is originally from NY

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 22:59

    Leo does hours of shows every day. He does something like 40 hours a week plus his radio show at the weekend

    And is he financed and paid entirely by donations and sponsors now?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 22:59

    Mansell used to slag off Prost a lot so his stupid fans would believe him. When Prost was at Ferrari with him Mansell was always saying Prost wasn't a real racers because he spent all his time making the car do the work so really the car was winning not Prost. Absolute moron.

    to be honest, Mansell's theatrics could be entertaining, but also wearisome. He annoyed me in his second Indycar season too - when he won in '93, he blatantly talked about it was all down to him; yet in '94 when he wasn't winning, it was everyone else's fault. That irritated a lot of Indy fans - many of whom were glad he left by the end.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 23:01

    And is he financed and paid entirely by donations and sponsors now?

    Yes. He now doesn't take a salary. He only takes what he gets in donations so that he gets paid what he is worth. The first month he announced that donations went up from $9000 to $20,000. He is turning over $2 million ish a year and a lot of that is profit

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 23:03

    to be honest, Mansell's theatrics could be entertaining, but also wearisome. He annoyed me in his second Indycar season too - when he won in '93, he blatantly talked about it was all down to him; yet in '94 when he wasn't winning, it was everyone else's fault. That irritated a lot of Indy fans - many of whom were glad he left by the end.

    didn't he get a lot of help from Mario Andretti in '93?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 23:04

    didn't he get a lot of help from Mario Andretti in '93?

    He got help for the ovals mainly and then nearly broke his back on his first oval race in Phoenix

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 23:05

    to be honest, Mansell's theatrics could be entertaining, but also wearisome. He annoyed me in his second Indycar season too - when he won in '93, he blatantly talked about it was all down to him; yet in '94 when he wasn't winning, it was everyone else's fault. That irritated a lot of Indy fans - many of whom were glad he left by the end.

    I started out as a bit of a fan but I very soon got fed up with the dram queen act. It was especially annoying because he was seriously brave. He broke his neck in FFord and was told to stay still in hospital for months but he signed himself out and went back racing. His first F1 race they were topping up the fuel on the grid literally with a funnel above his head. He got a lot of petrol down his back which gave him serious burns. He did 44 laps of the Oesterreichring like that before the car packed up. Yet he would still pull the drama queen stuff over minor things.

  • startledbunny16/04/2010 at 23:06

    i'm getting some sleep before quali tomorrow, so see you then

    night all

  • Steven Roy16/04/2010 at 23:07

    i'm getting some sleep before quali tomorrow, so see you then

    night all

    Night

  • Bassano16/04/2010 at 23:07

    i'm getting some sleep before quali tomorrow, so see you then

    night all

    Night SB

  • Pat W16/04/2010 at 23:08

    i'm getting some sleep before quali tomorrow, so see you then

    night all

    See ya

  • RG16/04/2010 at 23:09

    i'm getting some sleep before quali tomorrow, so see you then

    night all

    Night mate.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/04/2010 at 23:09

    hey folks,

    i'm going to head off for a while and do the friday write-up; should be back on for third practice

    :)

  • MarileneRiddle17/04/2010 at 02:57

    Free practice starting... Anyone else here?

  • brawn2bwild17/04/2010 at 03:22

    good morning :)