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Herald... ‘hear’ald... hear... get it? Well I tried.

Hello once again lovely people, welcome to Friday. I promise to make today a positive day of awesome, and less disgruntled man. In fact, did you know that today is the birthday of commentor all-round nice guy Chris? Happy Birthday, Chris! Have a fantastic day sir. As for the rest of us, we’re also going to have an awesome day. There’s plenty of goodiness to share so let’s crack on with some serious linkage. Oh, and if you are having a bad day, just remember it’s easy to make everything OK. See? Easy peasy.

Paddock News

Living it Large in Manchester - As if having a bank holiday isn’t awesome enough after the Belgian GP, those lucky people ‘oop north’ (did I say it right, RG?) will be treated to a McLaren showrun with Jenson Button running the McLaren up and down the streets of Manchester like Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, running down the wing. Oh, formula 1, how I miss thee so very much.

Jacques Villeneuve – Professional Sillyman - So according to expert Jacques, who may I remind you told us the BAR would win races in it’s first year, ol’ Kimi Raikonnen was lucky to win his world championship. Funny definition of lucky you have there Jacaques. Although to be fair, have any of you ever read his F1 Racing pundit page? Utter pish posh piffle. You’re funny, Jacques.

Elsewhere...

It’s all go go go in Sidepodworld - If you were to head over to that lovely Homepage that Sidepodcast has you’ll see that a really rather genius new little widget has appeared giving a daily question that you can find the answer to in Christine’s 365 Stories of F1 books. Awesome stuff. Whilst you’re around these parts, why not check out the first part of Stitch’s mid season review of the drivers? It’s like being back at school! Mid season parent’s evening and all that. Luckily Stitch doesn’t include Science teachers. And not even that is enough – as there’s an absolutely brilliant post about the F1 shows that never were on Channel 4 and it’s just awesome. You have to get involved and post your own ideas just waiting to be shared.

Stop making such a racket - I can never get enough of tennis games and EA have announced, finally, the sequel to their surprisingly good Grand Slam Tennis. There’s always a disappointing moment and here it comes... although the original was on the Wii, this one isn’t. Xbox and PS3 only it seems. Although it does look rather awesome. Very, very awesome. Just a bit of a kick in the teeth for those that bought the first game, really.

Inni or Outie? - Ohh, Sigur Ros, you utterly amazing people how you torment us with your teasing ways. I do love it when bands do this and just throw out teasers to get you tantalised and excited for whatever the hell they’re on about. But it seems something new is coming from Sigur Ros entitled ‘Inni’, whether it’s a DVD or a hat or a new album, who knows. I hope it’s an album in a hat. But I am VERY excited just from that one video alone. Whatever it is, I want it!!!

It gives you something else to do, that’s a Plus - Unsurprisingly, it seems the time has arrived for games to pop up on Google Plus. At least, for some people at the moment, not everyone, in true Google style. There really doesn’t seem to be much to do on Google Plus so I suppose it adds a bit extra but still, not even everyone can get these and we’ll see what games become available over time. I hear it has Angry Birds, which is good as it only really ever appears on every single format every created and known to mankind.

And finally...

Just a few little things to round it all off...

And that’s it for another Friday. I hope you’re entertained enough for today and have a brilliant final day of the working week. I’ll see you in the comments!

522 responses

  • Steven Roy11/08/2011 at 23:50

    Absolutely love Sidepodherald. Genius

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 23:50

    Links are currently borked, working on it!

  • Lukeh11/08/2011 at 23:54

    Links are currently borked, working on it!

    All fixed, capn.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 00:10

    rockall. genius.

    *hugs lukeh*

  • Chris (phone)12/08/2011 at 00:12

    I'm relatively drunk ATM, so I'll keep this brief. Thanks Lukeh for the happy birthday, and I'll make sure I return to this site properly in the near future :)

  • RG12/08/2011 at 00:12

    Yeah, oop north is right for you lot daan saaf. Ta for all the linkies.

  • Simon Fortier12/08/2011 at 02:20

    Now, you should do your homework before posting stupid things... It wasn't Jacques who said BAR would win races on its first year as part of the F1 Circus... It was Craig Pollock.

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 03:05

    jackie: 11/08/2011 at 21:51:37

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

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

    Daily: 11th August 2011

    Hello Jackie. I think I have built everything that I want to say, temperature and distance wise, about parinign the Canadian Grand Prix with U.S. grand Prix in the Southwestern Strates. Sending my Magnum opus to you blog.

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 05:27

    Love the newspaper Lukeh

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 05:47

    Now, you should do your homework before posting stupid things... It wasn't Jacques who said BAR would win races on its first year as part of the F1 Circus... It was Craig Pollock.

    Not quite sure what you're responding to Simon, but if JV didn't say that he came awfully close: http://atlasf1.autosport.com/news/1998/744.htm

    Villeneuve said "I have told every journalist who covers Formula One racing in recent weeks that I would go with a team that would allow me to compete at the front of the grid."

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 06:00

    Not quite sure what you're responding to Simon, but if JV didn't say that he came awfully close: atlasf1.autosport…news/1998/744.htm

    pssst he was responding to the daily. Not in words I would have used myself however :D

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 06:01

    Hello Jackie. I think I have built everything that I want to say, temperature and distance wise, about parinign the Canadian Grand Prix with U.S. grand Prix in the Southwestern Strates. Sending my Magnum opus to you blog.

    Brilliant, thank you :-) sending it on to dusky

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 06:25

    I still can't get that bit.ly bundle thing working today so I've found an alternative, it's called Bridge URL and gives you a slideshow of the url's in your 'bundle' I've added the first couple of swap shop posts to it, what do you think? http://bit.ly/nv6OVx

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 06:51

    Not quite sure what you're responding to Simon, but if JV didn't say that he came awfully close: atlasf1.autosport…news/1998/744.htm

    I always thought JV was the lucky champion myself. He walked into the best car in 96, and in 97 managed to screw up the whole year and still win. Then he went into the wilderness and lost his edge.

    Kimi was a much more worth champion I reckon.

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 06:56

    pssst he was responding to the daily. Not in words I would have used myself however :D

    It's weird... I read that paragraph... And then after I'd read Simon's comment I went up to Lukeh's daily and read it again and both times I could have sworn it didn't say anything about BAR in their first year... But now I can see it easily!

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 06:56

    Kimi was a much more worth champion I reckon.

    agreed

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:13

    I always thought JV was the lucky champion myself. He walked into the best car in 96, and in 97 managed to screw up the whole year and still win. Then he went into the wilderness and lost his edge.

    I think he was actually much better in 96 than 97. A lot of that probably had to do with the pressure of expectations (which wasn't really present in 96).

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:14

    I think he was actually much better in 96 than 97. A lot of that probably had to do with the pressure of expectations (which wasn't really present in 96).

    And the fact that Damon Hill was a better driver and team leader than HH-F was, so he was motivated to do better?

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:22

    And the fact that Damon Hill was a better driver and team leader than HH-F was, so he was motivated to do better?

    Actually, I always thought that JV was the designated team leader when HHF replaced Damon. If anything, HHF's poor form should've inspired JV to do better because he was undisputed #1 in the team.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:24

    Actually, I always thought that JV was the designated team leader when HHF replaced Damon. If anything, HHF's poor form should've inspired JV to do better because he was undisputed #1 in the team.

    That's kinda where I was going. I don't think JV handled being the team leader well. Williams made a massive mistake getting rid of Damon Hill.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:25

    An oldie but a goodie - Karun explains the HRT wheel: http://i.imgur.com/IDQLX.jpg

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:26

    That's kinda where I was going. I don't think JV handled being the team leader well. Williams made a massive mistake getting rid of Damon Hill.

    It was always a dangerous thing to set a 1997 driver line-up based on 1995 results...

    Which brings me to another point: one reason of Williams' decline was that for them, the driver was always secondary to the car. This meant that they either got mediocre drivers, or more often, didn't fully maximize the talents of the good drivers they had.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:29

    Which brings me to another point: one reason of Williams' decline was that for them, the driver was always secondary to the car. This meant that they either got mediocre drivers, or more often, didn't fully maximize the talents of the good drivers they had.

    That's because they got stiffed by Alan Jones' sudden retirement and vowed to never value a driver that highly again. I'm told they passed on Schumacher too, whether that was serious or not...

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:33

    That's because they got stiffed by Alan Jones' sudden retirement and vowed to never value a driver that highly again. I'm told they passed on Schumacher too, whether that was serious or not...

    If I recall correctly, I remember Frank saying that they did also make a bid for Schumacher's services for 1996 and beyond. What we don't know is how much they offered him.

    But even so, I think that they should've been able to adapt to the changing circumstances. The only way I see them coming back is if one of the top drivers (Vettel? Hamilton?) would be willing to do a Schumacher by going to Williams and rebuilding everything there around themselves from the ground up. I'm not certain if Frank will agree, but it may be one of the last options left to keep the team alive and well in a post-Frank era.

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 07:40

    But even so, I think that they should've been able to adapt to the changing circumstances. The only way I see them coming back is if one of the top drivers (Vettel? Hamilton?) would be willing to do a Schumacher by going to Williams and rebuilding everything there around themselves from the ground up. I'm not certain if Frank will agree, but it may be one of the last options left to keep the team alive and well in a post-Frank era.

    Who would do that with Williams now? The thing that people forget with Schumacher is that Todt had to arrive the year before. And when they brought Todt in it was a sign that the Ferrari management had finally got serious about returning to winning. They suddenly injected a lot of new money and got serious.

    I think the management of Williams would have to change first, to precipitate a driver coming to them to build the team arround them.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:42

    I think the management of Williams would have to change first, to precipitate a driver coming to them to build the team arround them.

    Agreed. And the big money too.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:43

    Thing is though, they have a very good driver in Barrichello...

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:44

    Who would do that with Williams now? The thing that people forget with Schumacher is that Todt had to arrive the year before. And when they brought Todt in it was a sign that the Ferrari management had finally got serious about returning to winning. They suddenly injected a lot of new money and got serious.

    Agreed.

    I think the management of Williams would have to change first, to precipitate a driver coming to them to build the team arround them.

    That's another problem. Who would agree to manage a crappy team and bring them back to competitiveness? And even then, it would probably come with a lot of money involved - something Williams doesn't have at the moment.

    So basically, their shopping list is:

    1. New major sponsor (or increased commitment from current sponsors)

    2. New team principal (using funds obtained from new sponsor)

    3. New lead driver (ideally with salary partially or fully paid for by new major sponsor)

    4. New lead driver's people from old team (may or may not include technical director and chief designer)

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:45

    Thing is though, they have a very good driver in Barrichello...

    He's very technically sound, I agree. But while 2009 proved that he may yet have the talent to win races and a title (maybe, sometimes), he doesn't have the ability to galvanize a team around him and pull it up the grid.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:48

    That's another problem. Who would agree to manage a crappy team and bring them back to competitiveness? And even then, it would probably come with a lot of money involved - something Williams doesn't have at the moment.

    There are plenty of people willing to do that, for example Colin Kolles...

    He's very technically sound, I agree. But while 2009 proved that he may yet have the talent to win races and a title (maybe, sometimes), he doesn't have the ability to galvanize a team around him and pull it up the grid.

    Maybe not.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:50

    There are plenty of people willing to do that, for example Colin Kolles...

    Now there's a name worth being bandied about. But if they do get Kolles, that would pretty much spell the end of HRT.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:51

    Now there's a name worth being bandied about. But if they do get Kolles, that would pretty much spell the end of HRT.

    Do you really think HRT have much longer? Didn't his role get reduced there anyway?

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 07:55

    Now there's a name worth being bandied about. But if they do get Kolles, that would pretty much spell the end of HRT.

    Do you really think HRT have much longer? Didn't his role get reduced there anyway?

    True, true. But we've been saying that HRT is done for some time now. Yet there they are, pretty much shadowing Virgin Racing - who has a much bigger budget than them.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 07:57

    True, true. But we've been saying that HRT is done for some time now. Yet there they are, pretty much shadowing Virgin Racing - who has a much bigger budget than them.

    Who knows? Depends how close to the line they are in terms of finance.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:12

    morning all

  • TheVillainF112/08/2011 at 08:19

    Where's this new 'podding casting' technomology to be found? I don't see a new debrief episode :( Or is it MrC the disgruntled listener who was saying my podcast was too long ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:23

    It was always a dangerous thing to set a 1997 driver line-up based on 1995 results...

    I believe there was also a small matter of Damon demanding too much money.

    Do you really think HRT have much longer? Didn't his role get reduced there anyway?

    This will depend completely on what the new owners want and how they approach the issue of owning an F1 team.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:28

    Finally got around to watching Sunday's IndyCar race last night. Not a great race, but my word, Bob Jenkins does my head in.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:30

    I believe there was also a small matter of Damon demanding too much money.

    Well he was a world champion. I think in the long run they would have been better to keep him, personally.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:32

    Well he was a world champion. I think in the long run they would have been better to keep him, personally.

    This was long before he became Champion, because this was being discussed in '95 when Schumacher was, quite frankly, whipping him.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 08:33

    Well he was a world champion. I think in the long run they would have been better to keep him, personally.

    True. But now that I think of it, how would Damon have performed in a Williams-Mecachrome? That was always going to be a stopgap measure with the team having secured BMW engines in 2000.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:33

    This was long before he became Champion, because this was being discussed in '95 when Schumacher was, quite frankly, whipping him.

    He was whipping him in 1995, for sure. But according to Damon Hill they got rid of him behind his back and strung him along until it was too late to sort out a proper drive for 1997.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:34

    True. But now that I think of it, how would Damon have performed in a Williams-Mecachrome? That was always going to be a stopgap measure with the team having secured BMW engines in 2000.

    Probably just as badly!

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 08:35

    This was long before he became Champion, because this was being discussed in '95 when Schumacher was, quite frankly, whipping him.

    What I've always wondered is why Williams felt the need to secure their 1997 lineup right away. Their cars were the best of the field (Schumacher notwithstanding), and I think they were in a position to wait and see.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:35

    He was whipping him in 1995, for sure. But according to Damon Hill they got rid of him behind his back and strung him along until it was too late to sort out a proper drive for 1997.

    Really? I remember that Hill had the choice of Jordan and Arrows for '97 for a time before he signed with Arrows. He was convinced by Walkinhshaw that the programme with Yamaha had great potential.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 08:36

    Really? I remember that Hill had the choice of Jordan and Arrows for '97 for a time before he signed with Arrows. He was convinced by Walkinhshaw that the programme with Yamaha had great potential.

    Sounds right. I also heard that he had the choice of Jordan and McLaren for '98, but McLaren's deal was performance-based. He ended up choosing Jordan.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:37

    Sounds right. I also heard that he had the choice of Jordan and McLaren for '98, but McLaren's deal was performance-based. He ended up choosing Jordan.

    Yep. I wonder what Damon was thinking when his car broke on the warm-up lap at Melbourne in '97.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:38

    Really? I remember that Hill had the choice of Jordan and Arrows for '97 for a time before he signed with Arrows. He was convinced by Walkinhshaw that the programme with Yamaha had great potential.

    Seems like I have a different recollection to you then ;)

    In the end it doesn't matter too much as everyone came out of it looking foolish!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:38

    Sounds right. I also heard that he had the choice of Jordan and McLaren for '98, but McLaren's deal was performance-based. He ended up choosing Jordan.

    I heard that about Villeneuve too, except it was only for McLaren and only for 2000.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:39

    Yep. I wonder what Damon was thinking when his car broke on the warm-up lap at Melbourne in '97.

    probably the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Cartoon!

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 08:40

    Seems like I have a different recollection to you then

    I think Leigh is right. I remember reading about Ralf commenting at the start of 97 that he thought Damon was ducking him. :D

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:44

    I think Leigh is right. I remember reading about Ralf commenting at the start of 97 that he thought Damon was ducking him. :D

    He most likely is and I'm not saying he's wrong.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 08:45

    Has anyone else heard the rumour that Anonymous is going to bring down Facebook on the 5th of November?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:46

    Has anyone else heard the rumour that Anonymous is going to bring down Facebook on the 5th of November?

    Ughhh... I wish that "group" would just disappear. Hadn't heard that one - to be honest, it's difficult tell what's may happen and what's a hoax.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 08:46

    Has anyone else heard the rumour that Anonymous is going to bring down Facebook on the 5th of November?

    Yup. Interesting thing to do, issuing an open threat. No more element of surprise.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 08:58

    Just saw the news about the possible return for Qualifying tyres next season. Also Franchitti topping both of yesterday's practices for this weekend's IndyCar race .

  • TheVillainF112/08/2011 at 08:58

    Has anyone else heard the rumour that Anonymous is going to bring down Facebook on the 5th of November?

    it's fake, Anonymous is not planning to do this. It's easy to bash on hackers, but in my opinion it's not too bad there's a vigilante group out there on the interwebz. Sure they've crossed the line a few times perhaps, but for instance their wikileaks related hacks (attacking companies that refused tranferring payments to wikileaks: visa, now paypal,..) is a good thing.

    The PSN network hack sure made a lot of gamers angry (I dont have a PSN), but it also serves as a nice wakeup call to companies that online privacy is something they should put more effort into, instead of squeezing us dry of any personal info we got so they can sell it on.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 08:58

    my friends boyfriend is taking her on a mystery holiday for her birthday and she's just found out she's about to fly to Thailand. Last week he told her they were going somewhere domestically so she's very very happy.

    I'm jealous, where do I find one like that :D

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 08:59

    Where's this new 'podding casting' technomology to be found? I don't see a new debrief episode :( Or is it MrC the disgruntled listener who was saying my podcast was too long ;)

    It's on the list.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 08:59

    I'm jealous, where do I find one like that

    Outside. :D

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 08:59

    my friends boyfriend is taking her on a mystery holiday for her birthday and she's just found out she's about to fly to Thailand. Last week he told her they were going somewhere domestically so she's very very happy.

    Ooh, I'd hate that.

  • That'll be the Day12/08/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    - Which ex-Brabham driver lost his life in a sports car accident at Mosport Park, on this day, in the 1980s?

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

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 09:00

    Yup. Interesting thing to do, issuing an open threat. No more element of surprise.

    Probably just want to scare people?

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 09:00

    Brilliant daily, Lukeh. Love the newspaper... which is not something I've said for a while :)

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 09:00

    Ooh, I'd hate that.

    I would too, it goes against every organisational body in my bone.

    I do like the 'someone else paying for my holiday' part though :)

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 09:01

    Outside. :D

    I actually went outside and met her boyfriends brother last weekend, no sparks flew though!

  • TheVillainF112/08/2011 at 09:02

    mmh, boyfriend, surprize holiday to exotic location...something tells me he has a ring in his luggage ;)

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 09:02

    mmh, boyfriend, surprize holiday to exotic location...something tells me he has a ring in his luggage ;)

    I told her that! She went 'nooooo' but I wouldn't be surprised.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 09:03

    mmh, boyfriend, surprize holiday to exotic location...something tells me he has a ring in his luggage

    You could actually be right, now that you say that. :)

  • TheVillainF112/08/2011 at 09:05

    I did it the other way around, went to an exotic location (working) on my own for 4 months, returned home and proposed right there on the spot at arrivals...I hate people staring lol

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 09:06

    my friends boyfriend is taking her on a mystery holiday for her birthday and she's just found out she's about to fly to Thailand. Last week he told her they were going somewhere domestically so she's very very happy.

    Awesome. Good that he told her now, unlike when me and my wife went on that surprise trip to Australia and she almost got detained because she couldn't answer any questions (as it was a surprise)!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 09:06

    mmh, boyfriend, surprize holiday to exotic location...something tells me he has a ring in his luggage

    You could actually be right, now that you say that. :)

    Agreed. Just happened to one of my friends too!

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 09:08

    Awesome. Good that he told her now, unlike when me and my wife went on that surprise trip to Australia and she almost got detained because she couldn't answer any questions (as it was a surprise)!

    he gave her four hours notice, I think because she was convinced they were going to the Sunshine Coast and it's actually going to be cold up there this week so she was probably packing all of the wrong sort of clothes :D

  • Nick12/08/2011 at 09:33

    he gave her four hours notice, I think because she was convinced they were going to the Sunshine Coast and it's actually going to be cold up there this week so she was probably packing all of the wrong sort of clothes :D

    It's always cold and rainy there!

  • Nick12/08/2011 at 09:33

    It's always cold and rainy there!

    I should add that I am in Blackpool so I shouldn't throw stones ;)

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 09:51

    Noticed this earlier on, looks really interesting and yay for a management sim!

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a334692/f1-online-the-game-hitting-web-browsers-next-year.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 09:52

    Noticed this earlier on, looks really interesting and yay for a management sim!

    The F1 management game in over a decade - about time.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:14

    Noticed this earlier on, looks really interesting and yay for a management sim!

    About time eh!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:14

    And I know I'm gonna end up buying F1 2011, even though i didn't like 2010!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:16

    Discovered the one universal truth about students from around the world: We all ate Pot Noodles!

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 10:20

    Discovered the one universal truth about students from around the world: We all ate Pot Noodles!

    A part of me misses Pot Noodle.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:23

    A part of me misses Pot Noodle.

    Our Canteen is being renovated, so one of the options was Pot Noodle :)

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 10:23

    Discovered the one universal truth about students from around the world: We all ate Pot Noodles!

    not me sadly, had one and absolutely hated it. Made me sick and allsorts

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 10:23

    Discovered the one universal truth about students from around the world: We all ate Pot Noodles!

    Not once as a student did I have pot noodles

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 10:23

    Discovered the one universal truth about students from around the world: We all ate Pot Noodles!

    whats pot noodle?

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 10:24

    whats pot noodle?

    a pot of grease :D

    (With accompanying noodles)

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:24

    whats pot noodle?

    Instant Dried Noodles in a tub that you add dried vegetables and flavouring to, then add boiling water and wait a few minutes.

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 10:24

    whats pot noodle?

    you know all those bits that gather behind the refrigerator?

    well someone had the great idea of sweeping them, putting them in a pot and then selling them to people so they could add boiling water to them...

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:24

    not me sadly, had one and absolutely hated it. Made me sick and allsorts

    Aww :(

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:24

    Not once as a student did I have pot noodles

    Lucky you!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:25

    whats pot noodle?

    What are they called in Australia then? I just spoke to an Aussie and he knew what they were and I had them in NZ.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 10:26

    Instant Dried Noodles in a tub that you add dried vegetables and flavouring to, then add boiling water and wait a few minutes.

    Was it my palette developing or did they get worse over time?

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 10:27

    Aww :(

    on the plus side it made me appreciate proper noodles more :)

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 10:28

    Lucky you!

    too busy drinking if I vaguely remember rightly

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:29

    too busy drinking if I vaguely remember rightly

    Guinness would fill you up!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:29

    Was it my palette developing or did they get worse over time?

    I'm sure they are getting worse. I haven't had them for years and the ones I had today weren't great!

    on the plus side it made me appreciate proper noodles more :)

    Good stuff!

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 10:31

    I remember that in Red Dwarf, after days without food and faced with just a tin of dog food and a pot noodle, Lister went for the dog food

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 10:34

    Instant Dried Noodles in a tub that you add dried vegetables and flavouring to, then add boiling water and wait a few minutes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot_Noodle

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 10:37

    After a while I migrated to Super Noodles

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 10:38

    Of course eventually I discovered actual noodles were both cheaper and nice and you can customise them. :)

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 10:38

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/teams-and-drivers-think-positive-for-the-rest-of-the-2011-season

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 10:42

    Hmmm... twice this week, Google have notified me of "unusual behaviour" on my e-mail account. Has anyone had hassles this week? Could be something to do with G+?

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 10:43

    Instant Dried Noodles in a tub that you add dried vegetables and flavouring to, then add boiling water and wait a few minutes.

    ah yes, i've never bought the tub ones because theyre dearer than the cheapo packets. not that i like noodles anyway :)

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:54

    Speaking of Noodles, I really miss my old office in Wellington because it was right next to this awesome Noodle Box place - 2 minutes down the road and they made the noodles fresh right in front of you.

    They used to make so much it was impossible to finish them!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:56

    Interesting: http://twitter.com/#!/LeeMcKenzieF1/status/101969048140656641

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 10:58

    Hmmm... twice this week, Google have notified me of "unusual behaviour" on my e-mail account. Has anyone had hassles this week? Could be something to do with G+?

    time for a new password

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 10:59

    time for a new password

    I've reset it three times, but still got that message today.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 10:59

    I've reset it three times, but still got that message today.

    If you reset it three times that might be why?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 11:00

    If you reset it three times that might be why?

    I'd been prompted by Google to do so.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 11:00

    Speaking of Noodles, I really miss my old office in Wellington because it was right next to this awesome Noodle Box place - 2 minutes down the road and they made the noodles fresh right in front of you.

    The local Chinese does a lovely chow mein

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:01

    My hotmail account is a reactivated one and I think the old user tried to get it back at some point because I kept getting asked if I wanted to reset my password..

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 11:01

    The local Chinese does a lovely chow mein

    *Chinese takeaway, not some random Chinese man :)

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:01

    I'd been prompted by Google to do so.

    I see. Time for a new email address then.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:01

    *Chinese takeaway, not some random Chinese man :)

    I am sure he does too ;)

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:03

    I've reset it three times, but still got that message today.

    I get that message after I've visited my email via Alistair because GMail thinks I've been visiting from America so they flag that as weird :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 11:04

    I see. Time for a new email address then.

    Damn. That's irritating.

    :/

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:06

    I get that message after I've visited my email via Alistair because GMail thinks I've been visiting from America so they flag that as weird :)

    My Dad tried to access his facebook on his iPod in my house and it locked him out. Have you been through the process of unlocking your facebook account lately? Someone accused of a crime would have had a lesser interrogation!

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:06

    My Dad tried to access his facebook on his iPod in my house and it locked him out. Have you been through the process of unlocking your facebook account lately? Someone accused of a crime would have had a lesser interrogation!

    oh yes, my facebook did that to me when I was in Malaysia. Talk about ridiculous!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:08

    oh yes, my facebook did that to me when I was in Malaysia. Talk about ridiculous!

    For those who don't know BTW, you get asked all of these questions, then a captcha, then 5 pages of 6 photos each of different people who you have to identify!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 11:09

    For those who don't know BTW, you get asked all of these questions, then a captcha, then 5 pages of 6 photos each of different people who you have to identify!

    Jumping through hoops of fire, anyone?

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:12

    Jumping through hoops of fire, anyone?

    Why not!

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:14

    For those who don't know BTW, you get asked all of these questions, then a captcha, then 5 pages of 6 photos each of different people who you have to identify!

    it was the identifying people that scared me, I was very relieved once I saw they were multi choice.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:21

    Catherine rules

    http://twitter.com/#!/KataHyde/status/101975445293121536

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:27

    Catherine rules

    twitter.com/#!/Ka…01975445293121536

    oooh, does she have a kindle?

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:31

    oooh, does she have a kindle?

    I have seen photos of her with books before. I'd ask but I'd be too scared she'll be one of those 'ebooks are evil!' people and then I'd go right off her :D

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:32

    I have seen photos of her with books before. I'd ask but I'd be too scared she'll be one of those 'ebooks are evil!' people and then I'd go right off her :D

    ahhh. too risky. although heikki was desperate for an ipad.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:33

    ahhh. too risky. although heikki was desperate for an ipad.

    plus last time she was photographed with a book I decided I should read it, so I downloaded the sample on my Kindle. Not that I've read that yet, and it was about a year ago. My 'samples to read' folder has 76 samples in it though, it could be a while.

  • Janna12/08/2011 at 11:34

    I have seen photos of her with books before. I'd ask but I'd be too scared she'll be one of those 'ebooks are evil!' people and then I'd go right off her :D

    I want to know so I've asked but I won't tell you if you don't like it ;)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:34

    I want to know so I've asked but I won't tell you if you don't like it ;)

    :)

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:35

    I want to know so I've asked but I won't tell you if you don't like it ;)

    :D

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:36

    I want to know so I've asked but I won't tell you if you don't like it ;)

    ooh, when did you open your twitter janna?

    *adds to list*

  • Janna12/08/2011 at 11:37

    ooh, when did you open your twitter janna?

    *adds to list*

    A few weeks ago. I've decided to see how much spam I get then make a decision about keeping it open. Not too bad so far.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:37

    A few weeks ago. I've decided to see how much spam I get then make a decision about keeping it open. Not too bad so far.

    good to hear :)

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:38

    A few weeks ago. I've decided to see how much spam I get then make a decision about keeping it open. Not too bad so far.

    yaay! I love open twitters because I just can't follow everyone I want to read or my head will explode

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:39

    yaay! I love open twitters because I just can't follow everyone I want to read or my head will explode

    What do you mean? Open as in unlocked so you can add them to lists?

  • Janna12/08/2011 at 11:40

    What do you mean? Open as in unlocked so you can add them to lists?

    That's what I've done, unlocked my profile

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:40

    What do you mean? Open as in unlocked so you can add them to lists?

    bingo

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:42

    bingo

    Yeah lists saved twitter. Can't figure out how best to use it on the iPhone though. And does Tweetdeck work on the iPad?

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:42

    That's what I've done, unlocked my profile

    Good stuff.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 11:43

    Yeah lists saved twitter. Can't figure out how best to use it on the iPhone though. And does Tweetdeck work on the iPad?

    theres a tweetdeck ipad app that i had for about 3 seconds before I decided I hated it and uninstalled it :D

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:44

    theres a tweetdeck ipad app that i had for about 3 seconds before I decided I hated it and uninstalled it :D

    I'm using the twitter app for both iPhone and iPad right now. Are there any that are better at handling lists? Specifically for iPad, as I don't do much tweeting on my iPhone...

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:45

    Yeah lists saved twitter. Can't figure out how best to use it on the iPhone though. And does Tweetdeck work on the iPad?

    twitter.com in mobile safari.

  • Janna12/08/2011 at 11:45

    theres a tweetdeck ipad app that i had for about 3 seconds before I decided I hated it and uninstalled it :D

    I use Tweetdeck on my PC but TweetCaster on my iPod and Android Phone, it has a good list function

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 11:46

    Yeah lists saved twitter. Can't figure out how best to use it on the iPhone though. And does Tweetdeck work on the iPad?

    My Tweetdeck on PC was overloaded with lists, it kept hitting the API limit so I had to remove them :)

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 11:46

    Yeah lists saved twitter. Can't figure out how best to use it on the iPhone though. And does Tweetdeck work on the iPad?

    theres a tweetdeck ipad app that i had for about 3 seconds before I decided I hated it and uninstalled it :D

    I've got the iPad app but it is unnecessarily clunky

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:47

    Thanks for your suggestions - I'll try them later.

    Oh Mr.C, I tried the Kindle reader on Safari and it's really good!

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:48

    Oh Mr.C, I tried the Kindle reader on Safari and it's really good!

    indeed. annoying that the UK store isn't integrated like the US one, but i do like it.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:50

    indeed. annoying that the UK store isn't integrated like the US one, but i do like it.

    Ah but I have to use the US Store anyway so I didn't notice...

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:51

    Ah but I have to use the US Store anyway so I didn't notice...

    perfect :)

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 11:57

    Is F1 Racing on the iPad worth subscribering to?

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 11:59

    Is F1 Racing on the iPad worth subscribering to?

    hmmm. is that on zinio?

    it's not optimised, it's just the magazine saved as jpeg's. you can buy one issue and see for yourself. gp+ or evo magazine are much easier to read.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:02

    hmmm. is that on zinio?

    Yes.

    it's not optimised, it's just the magazine saved as jpeg's. you can buy one issue and see for yourself. gp+ or evo magazine are much easier to read.

    Thanks again. Hey, one more question. I tried to download a PDF of GPWeek, and it worked fine on the iPad last week, but this week's has no pics. The PDF works fine on my PC but in iBooks and GoodReader it's just text and black squares. I tried contacting Dimitris (F1Enigma) but no luck.

    Anyone seen that happen before=

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:03

    Thanks again. Hey, one more question. I tried to download a PDF of GPWeek, and it worked fine on the iPad last week, but this week's has no pics. The PDF works fine on my PC but in iBooks and GoodReader it's just text and black squares. I tried contacting Dimitris (F1Enigma) but no luck.

    very odd. have you tried rebooting the ipad, could be a memory issue.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:09

    very odd. have you tried rebooting the ipad, could be a memory issue.

    I rebooted it last night when I charged it, so I'll try it again later...

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:10

    The thing with the iPad though, it's really lovely and all that, but I don't use it as much as I thought I would. It's still easier to edit photos on my PC for example. Mrs. Goat is using it A LOT though - games, reading, browsing, shopping. I feel like she's getting the most out of it...

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:11

    The thing with the iPad though, it's really lovely and all that, but I don't use it as much as I thought I would. It's still easier to edit photos on my PC for example. Mrs. Goat is using it A LOT though - games, reading, browsing, shopping. I feel like she's getting the most out of it...

    same here. i use mine to read gp+ while christine uses hers most of the day.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:12

    same here. i use mine to read gp+ while christine uses hers most of the day.

    It's really good for showing people photos though.

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:13

    I use mine all the time. Not sutevi need two though ;-)

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:14

    Keyboard can be rubbish though!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 12:14

    It's really good for showing people photos though.

    I've always wondered is it worthy its price though?

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 12:15

    It's really good for showing people photos though.

    I've always wondered is it worthy its price though?

    Reading and playing games. And that does attract a lot of people.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:16

    I've always wondered is it worthy its price though?

    depends if you have a use for it. the proper question is - can you get a better device for less money.

    nope.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 12:17

    Yes !!

    :D

    http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/gigs-contemporary/tickets/video-game-heroes-60710

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:17

    depends if you have a use for it. the proper question is - can you get a better device for less money.

    It's a brilliant web device. You just need to find the use.

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 12:17

    Reading and playing games. And that does attract a lot of people.

    I read, play games, make notes, watch iPlayer, listen to music, browse photos, check email, keep up with comments, blog, play with photos, pretend to make music, browse recipes, make shopping lists, attempt to learn yoga and tweet.

    For me, it is worth every penny.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 12:17

    The thing with the iPad though, it's really lovely and all that, but I don't use it as much as I thought I would. It's still easier to edit photos on my PC for example. Mrs. Goat is using it A LOT though - games, reading, browsing, shopping. I feel like she's getting the most out of it...

    I only use mine for F1 live timing/map..

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 12:18

    For me, it is worth every penny.

    Good stuff.

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:19

    For me, it is worth every penny.

    Me too. Haven't used my laptop in months.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:19

    I read, play games, make notes, watch iPlayer, listen to music, browse photos, check email, keep up with comments, blog, play with photos, pretend to make music, browse recipes, make shopping lists, attempt to learn yoga and tweet.

    you get so much use out of it, i feel sorry for your under-used mac :)

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 12:20

    you get so much use out of it, i feel sorry for your under-used mac :)

    Hehe. Haven't quite figured out how to do F1Minute on it yet though.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:20

    I've always wondered is it worthy its price though?

    Depends what you need it for. I haven't used my netbook since I got it, and my laptop has now become a video playing machine.

    It's really slick - browsing is great, reading is really easy on the eye, and there are some great games too. Email is easy too.

    It's really simple to use and there are lot of great apps - but it basically is a big iPod Touch. However the touch gestures are a lot easier to get your head around than a trackpad.

    The other week I blogged while a passenger in a car and posted using my iPhone as a wifi hub - which was simple to set up.

    I haven't used it much for videos yet but I plan to soon. I'm also going to give garage band a go at some point because it does look very interesting.

    The downside is that it's great for editing stuff when you want to do one item at a time. For bulk use, say a few hundred pics, it would just take so much longer than on my PC so I didn't bother.

    So I would say it's more like an appliance than a computer, but in some ways that's really good and in others, not so good. They are a lot easier to use than a netbook though!

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:20

    Hehe. Haven't quite figured out how to do F1Minute on it yet though.

    ooooh, that sounds like a challenge!

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:21

    For me, it is worth every penny.

    I think in time, mine will be. Between Mrs. Goat and I it is right now.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:21

    It's really good for showing people photos though.

    I've never put a photo on mine but I use it alll the time

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:22

    I've never put a photo on mine but I use it alll the time

    We were showing people our holiday pics, which was great. I imported them using the SD Card adapter. It was a pain removing them all though!

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:23

    So I would say it's more like an appliance than a computer, but in some ways that's really good and in others, not so good. They are a lot easier to use than a netbook though!

    Exactly. You need to get over the fact it's not a computer. I still have a couple of those, I just don't use them much

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:24

    Exactly. You need to get over the fact it's not a computer. I still have a couple of those, I just don't use them much

    I'm using both at the moment. I'm commenting on my laptop and playing a riveting game of mahjong on the iPad :D

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:24

    I'm using both at the moment. I'm commenting on my laptop and playing a riveting game of mahjong on the iPad :D

    I got mahjong the other day! Spent hours playing it

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:25

    I got mahjong the other day! Spent hours playing it

    I am playing a free one but when it prompts me to pay the $2.99 for the full version I so will :D

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:25

    I'm using both at the moment. I'm commenting on my laptop and playing a riveting game of mahjong on the iPad :D

    I got mahjong the other day! Spent hours playing it

    Mrs. Goat and her mum are ADDICTED to that game. Once they start, they play it for hours!

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:26

    Mrs. Goat and her mum are ADDICTED to that game. Once they start, they play it for hours!

    I have to find something to do while they fix the tiny tower bug so I don't spend hours staring at slow sales :)

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:28

    I have to find something to do while they fix the tiny tower bug so I don't spend hours staring at slow sales :)

    What bug is this? If I pay attention to my Tower it earns money, but I don't have much time to play it and it's starting to get too big to be enjoyable...

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:29

    What bug is this? If I pay attention to my Tower it earns money, but I don't have much time to play it and it's starting to get too big to be enjoyable...

    in the most recent update, which has awesomeness by the way, theres a bug in that the sales slow down to half the speed while you're looking at the tower, but if you leave it to run in the background they continue as normal

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:30

    in the most recent update, which has awesomeness by the way, theres a bug in that the sales slow down to half the speed while you're looking at the tower, but if you leave it to run in the background they continue as normal

    Oh I see. I need to reorder my floors like you have.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:30

    Oh I see. I need to reorder my floors like you have.

    i even made a spreadsheet :D

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:30

    i even made a spreadsheet :D

    Oh Christ.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:32

    i even made a spreadsheet :D

    in numbers?

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:33

    in numbers?

    noo, i have not bought that yet.

    i totally should, i can claim it as tax deductible!

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:36

    noo, i have not bought that yet.

    it'll be all kinds of awesome once the magical cloud goes live.

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:36

    it'll be all kinds of awesome once the magical cloud goes live.

    Really?

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:36

    it'll be all kinds of awesome once the magical cloud goes live.

    mmm, cloud + numbers. lovely.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:41

    Really?

    certainly. write spreadsheet on iphone and it'll sync automagically to your ipad and desktop within 5 seconds.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:42

    in numbers?

    I'm really curious to try that one out. I'm gonna get words, because I have found I can type really easily on it.

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:42

    certainly. write spreadsheet on iphone and it'll sync automagically to your ipad and desktop within 5 seconds.

    I need to cach up with the latest.....

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:43

    Also, I still haven't found a really good blog editor yet.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:43

    I need to cach up with the latest.....

    http://www.apple.com/icloud/what-is.html

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:43

    certainly. write spreadsheet on iphone and it'll sync automagically to your ipad and desktop within 5 seconds.

    as a non-iphone non-mac owning person thats not much help to me :D

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 12:44

    A related sort of question, if you change to the digital edition of Autosport, is it cheaper, and can you access it from whatever device you want to use? I don't want to get an iPad-specific one in case I want to read it on netbook or main PC but I'd still like to be able to read it on the iPad.

    Their website isn't very good at explaining the options.

    I'm only going to switch if it is cheaper, if it isn't cheaper I'll cancel the mag and go website-only.

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:44
  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:45

    as a non-iphone non-mac owning person thats not much help to me :D

    It says it works with PC as well.

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:45

    Their website isn't very good at explaining the options.

    It's just a PDF

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:46

    A related sort of question, if you change to the digital edition of Autosport, is it cheaper, and can you access it from whatever device you want to use? I don't want to get an iPad-specific one in case I want to read it on netbook or main PC but I'd still like to be able to read it on the iPad.

    According to their website I have to pay an extra €40, but my sub runs out in January so I'm gonna wait until then.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:47

    It says it works with PC as well.

    would Microsoft actually let it play nice with Excel?

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:47

    would Microsoft actually let it play nice with Excel?

    Heh. Well MS own a bit of Apple...

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 12:47

    Heh. Well MS own a bit of Apple...

    They don't anymore, I think.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:47

    as a non-iphone non-mac owning person thats not much help to me :D

    you can get to your documents via a browser too. download or convert to PDF to share and print.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:48

    They don't anymore, I think.

    Since when???

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 12:48

    It's just a PDF

    Okay, should be easy enough then

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 12:48

    Boom - new Dallara F3, but a possible return of chassis competition next year. All I can say is "yes !!"

    http://www.racecar-engineering.com/news/dallara-reveals-2012-formula-3-design/

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 12:49

    According to their website I have to pay an extra €40, but my sub runs out in January so I'm gonna wait until then.

    Boo, we'll see if they make an offer when I get around to ringing them..

    ta

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:49

    I'm only going to switch if it is cheaper, if it isn't cheaper I'll cancel the mag and go website-only.

    we did the same.

    the problem with the autosport pdf is that it's in portrait format and spans two pages. so you can see half of it with readable text, or the whole thing with tiny text.

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:50

    you can get to your documents via a browser too. download or convert to PDF to share and print.

    what is this printing you speak of? :D

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 12:50

    Boom - new Dallara F3, but a possible return of chassis competition next year. All I can say is "yes !!"

    www.racecar-engin…formula-3-design/

    I like how it says it is a very different F3 car, yet to me it looks like any other F3 car :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:50

    what is this printing you speak of? :D

    oh yeah. it has a funky website?

    https://www.icloud.com/

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:52

    https://www.icloud.com/

    woot!

    I do like this iTunes cloudy whatnot, I know a lot of people were like 'ooh I won't do that because then Apple can see what I've pirated!' but sometimes I like to listen to music on my iPad but I don't want to actually store my music on there and having to turn on my computer first is a pain.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 12:52

    I like how it says it is a very different F3 car, yet to me it looks like any other F3 car :)

    Much higher nose section and higher cockpit sides. Can't tell about the rear. I'll ask around during the week to see if I can get any info.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:53

    Boo, we'll see if they make an offer when I get around to ringing them..

    Well I never asked specifically but I have to upgrade my PLUS sub and it said €40. I'd rather sub to GP+ instead for that.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 12:53

    the problem with the autosport pdf is that it's in portrait format and spans two pages. so you can see half of it with readable text, or the whole thing with tiny text.

    Oh, that doesn't make much sense.

    Still, if I cancel it I can reallocate the money to GP+ and Daily Sportscar..

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 12:55

    Still, if I cancel it I can reallocate the money to GP+ and Daily Sportscar..

    gp+ is at least in landscape.

    the best magazine i've read on the ipad is stuart's EVO magazine. i have no interest in the content, but the layout, features, usability and design have set a high benchmark for everyone else.

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 12:55

    you can get to your documents via a browser too. download or convert to PDF to share and print.

    I do approve of them moving away from having to sync iPads. I detest plugging it in.

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 12:55

    I do approve of them moving away from having to sync iPads. I detest plugging it in.

    Same. And it takes so long!

  • Paul12/08/2011 at 12:56

    Same. And it takes so long!

    That is annoying

  • Amy12/08/2011 at 12:56

    Same. And it takes so long!

    my iTunes has recently gotten into the habit of freezing when I sync it. Good fun.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 13:06

    A bit of news on Justin Wilson and the new IndyCar

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110812/SPORTS0107/108120369/Pit-Pass-Wilson-s-height-puts-him-ground-level-an-Indy-Car

  • RubberGoat12/08/2011 at 13:07

    A bit of news on Justin Wilson and the new IndyCar

    That's awful. Feel so bad for him :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 13:09

    This sent a shiver down my back:

    "...Wilson found it strange that he didn't feel the impact through his rear end; the initial pain was between his shoulder blades..."

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 13:14

    Fig rolls doing the rounds at work - yes !!

    :D

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 13:21

    I do approve of them moving away from having to sync iPads. I detest plugging it in.

    That'll be good. iTunes on Windows isn't always a nice experience.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 13:28

    This sent a shiver down my back:

    "...Wilson found it strange that he didn't feel the impact through his rear end; the initial pain was between his shoulder blades..."

    It doesn't seem all bad, I'd love a couple of weeks lounging.. I'm sure it hurts though

    He must spend the next two weeks or so mostly lying down to keep pressure off his spine.

  • RCC12/08/2011 at 14:18

    That'll be good. iTunes on Windows isn't always a nice experience.

    Agreed! It's a horrible jerky time consuming process!

  • Janna12/08/2011 at 14:40

    Amy, reply from Catherine https://twitter.com/#!/KataHyde/status/102010223136489473

    She clearly doesn't think ebooks are evil but baby steps towards converting her to be without paper entirely.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 14:46

    I forgot about the cricket. Just checked that's quite an impressive score. :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 14:48

    Amy, reply from Catherine https://twitter.c…02010223136489473

    She clearly doesn't think ebooks are evil but baby steps towards converting her to be without paper entirely.

    *hugs*

  • RG12/08/2011 at 14:50

    I forgot about the cricket. Just checked that's quite an impressive score. :)

    I like how one England player has scored more than 11 Indian players put together.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 14:51

    She clearly doesn't think ebooks are evil but baby steps towards converting her to be without paper entirely.

    What's needed is a book but instead of a bit cut out to hide a key, have a bit cut out with a screen in it.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 14:52

    What's needed is a book but instead of a bit cut out to hide a key, have a bit cut out with a screen in it.

    :)

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 14:54

    I like how one England player has scored more than 11 Indian players put together.

    Love it.

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 14:54

    Agreed! It's a horrible jerky time consuming process!

    I have noticed that having an SSD for the application seems to make an enourmous difference. I don't know what that means for what's wrong with it - but it seems to make an enourmous difference

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 15:05

    I have noticed that having an SSD for the application seems to make an enourmous difference. I don't know what that means for what's wrong with it - but it seems to make an enourmous difference

    is that on lion or snowy?

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 15:05

    I have noticed that having an SSD for the application seems to make an enourmous difference. I don't know what that means for what's wrong with it - but it seems to make an enourmous difference

    What's a one of them? :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 15:07

    What's a one of them? :)

    a usb thumb drive, but bigger.

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 15:08

    I like how one England player has scored more than 11 Indian players put together.

    I like how Extras is closing in on India's best batsman

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 15:10

    a usb thumb drive, but bigger.

    ah

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 15:11

    I like how Extras is closing in on India's best batsman

    He's doing well. :)

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 15:11

    I like how Extras is closing in on India's best batsman

    He's doing well. :)

    BBC live text..

    "England should bat on until Extras gets a well-deserved century..."

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 15:12

    "England should bat on until Extras gets a well-deserved century..."

    :-)

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 15:14

    is that on lion or snowy?

    On the PC I mean... I think that's what people were talking about. iTunes has always been not that bad on the Mac, not compared to the PC version.

    I now run SSDs as the boot drives on all my machines.

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 15:15

    is that on lion or snowy?

    But I am running Lion full time

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 15:18

    Found out today that our dishwasher has a fault that could mean it could burst into flames - will be undergoing a free repair next week.

    Meanwhile it's like being part of Renault's pit crew... rubber gloves and fire extinguisher on stand-by.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 15:19

    Found out today that our dishwasher has a fault that could mean it could burst into flames - will be undergoing a free repair next week.

    Yikes - that's a lucky call

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 15:21

    Yikes - that's a lucky call

    I think back to all the times we go away for the weekend, switching on the dishwasher just before we leave

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 15:22

    I think back to all the times we go away for the weekend, switching on the dishwasher just before we leave

    :o

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 15:29

    Found out today that our dishwasher has a fault that could mean it could burst into flames - will be undergoing a free repair next week.

    crikey

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 15:35

    Found out today that our dishwasher has a fault that could mean it could burst into flames - will be undergoing a free repair next week.

    at least the Bosch contacted us, much more convenient that calling them after the fire brigade has cleaned up

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 15:41

    On the PC I mean... I think that's what people were talking about. iTunes has always been not that bad on the Mac, not compared to the PC version.

    ahh. never occurred to me that you'd put windows on that machine :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 15:43

    ahh. never occurred to me that you'd put windows on that machine :)

    or rather an ssd on your windows machine.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 15:44

    Found out today that our dishwasher has a fault that could mean it could burst into flames - will be undergoing a free repair next week.

    We had that happen to a Washing Machine. Twice.

    http://rubbergoat.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/are-washing-machines-like-cars/

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 16:10

    or rather an ssd on your windows machine.

    There's an SSD on my windows machine... I don't run windows on my mac.

    I do use my desktop PC quite a bit so having an ssd on there is very handy.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 16:10

    Hi folks.

    I'm doing the daily tomorrow so if you have any links I'd like to include them.

    Let me know.

  • Alex Andronov12/08/2011 at 16:10

    I'm doing the daily tomorrow so if you have any links I'd like to include them.

    OOoh oooh I've found a really good F1 website! It's here: http://sidepodcast.com

    :)

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 16:11

    OOoh oooh I've found a really good F1 website! It's here: http://sidepodcast.com

    Oh! It looks good, I'll have to check it out! :)

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 16:14

    OOoh oooh I've found a really good F1 website! It's here: http://sidepodcast.com

    what a lovely homepage they have

  • Janna12/08/2011 at 16:15

    OOoh oooh I've found a really good F1 website! It's here: http://sidepodcast.com

    what a lovely homepage they have

    Did you see they have an App for F1 news and a book you can buy from Amazon?

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 16:23

    OOoh oooh I've found a really good F1 website! It's here: http://sidepodcast.com

    They even have their own radio show in connection with http://gigglesradio.com/

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 16:23

    I like to start my sidepoday with a plug

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 16:23

    I like to start my sidepoday with a plug

    That should be a new slogan/tagline

    Start your sidepodday with a plug

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 16:28

    Did you see they have an App for F1 news and a book you can buy from Amazon?

    :)

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 16:28

    Did you see they have an App for F1 news and a book you can buy from Amazon?

    No WAY. Wow, talented peeps over there.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 16:28

    They even have their own radio show in connection with http://gigglesradio.com/

    legend.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 16:30

    links for the daily. manipe has a round up of the 2010 grid here:

    http://www.manipef1.com/news/articles/12522/

    http://www.manipef1.com/seasons/2012/lineup/

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 16:30

    links for the daily. manipe has a round up of the 2010 grid here:

    err... 2012.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 16:31

    links for the daily. manipe has a round up of the 2010 grid here:

    thanks, Back to the Future man.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 16:31

    err... 2012.

    I thought you had introduced some retrospective thing that Idid not know about

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 16:34

    I thought you had introduced some retrospective thing that Idid not know about

    sidepodtime

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 16:37

    links for the daily. manipe has a round up of the 2010 grid here:

    Looks like no change then. I think in some ways Renault could affect that though. Even if they are 100% convinced that Kubica is coming back which is a very big if they need to have an experienced driver available in case he suffers a set back under the loads of an F1 car. I would have thought they would want a potential front runner as back up at least. Given his injuries I would be amazed if Kubica was able to perform at the same level again. Sutil to Renault?

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 16:38

    sidepodtime

    Gets us every time. We need to put someone in charge of fixing it. Probably Amy since it gives her more problems than the rest of us. She can sort time zones at the same time

  • Sidepodcast Classics12/08/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - Yet Another Provisional 2009 Calendar

    Originally published 6 November 2008.

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:01

    - Yet Another Provisional 2009 Calendar

    That'll go very nicely with the 2010 grid

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:01

    Cricket: England declare on 710, Cook out on 294... happy numbers

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:01

    I got mahjong the other day! Spent hours playing it

    I thought I was the only person in the world who played mahjong. The trouble is I can only play one game at a time and leave it for a few hours because if I don't I keep remembering pieces I removed in an earlier game and screwing up the game I am playing. I need something that dumps the cache in my brain at the end of each game. It is a fascinating game though

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:02

    That'll go very nicely with the 2010 grid

    :lol:

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 17:03

    Cricket: England declare on 710, Cook out on 294... happy numbers

    Fantastic

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 17:03

    - Yet Another Provisional 2009 Calendar

    That'll go very nicely with the 2010 grid

    doh!

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 17:04

    doh!

    I swear SC is developing a sense of humour.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 17:04

    If you've an Autosport.com plus sub, this is worth a read. Mike Rockenfeller talking about his crash at Le Mans and his recovery in the few weeks after.

    http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/3748/mike-rockenfeller-surviving-the-big-one/

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:05

    I swear SC is developing a sense of humour.

    coming up... 2008 rule changes

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:06

    Fantastic

    gets better - already taken an Indian wicket!

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:09

    anyone going to Renault World Series at Silvers next weekend?

  • RG12/08/2011 at 17:10

    gets better - already taken an Indian wicket!

    My old school team could do better than India right now.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:10

    anyone going to Renault World Series at Silvers next weekend?

    Leigh is going one day and Lou is too assuming her mother doesn't find an excuse not to drive her.

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:11

    Leigh is going one day and Lou is too assuming her mother doesn't find an excuse not to drive her.

    Jackie and I are going on the Sunday

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 17:13

    anyone going to Renault World Series at Silvers next weekend?

    I'm tempted by the freeness and the urgent desire to get to a racetrack, but less so by having to use a full tank of quite expensive fuel and the fact I'm largely broke right now..

    I'll be going to the Le Mans Cup race in September regardless.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 17:16

    gets better - already taken an Indian wicket!

    heheh

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 17:17

    for jackie: https://twitter.com/#!/bitly/status/102056511634812929

  • Mav12/08/2011 at 17:18

    gets better - already taken an Indian wicket!

    Sehwag out first ball in both innings, have to wonder why he bothered turning up

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 17:20

    I thought I was the only person in the world who played mahjong. The trouble is I can only play one game at a time and leave it for a few hours because if I don't I keep remembering pieces I removed in an earlier game and screwing up the game I am playing. I need something that dumps the cache in my brain at the end of each game. It is a fascinating game though

    I play mahjong, but not the solitaire type. I play old Hong Kong mahjong (usually played in groups of 4). More here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahjong

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 17:22

    some live iphone magic: http://www.ted.com/talks/marco_tempest_the_magic_of_truth_and_lies_on_ipods.html

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:27

    I play mahjong, but not the solitaire type. I play old Hong Kong mahjong (usually played in groups of 4). More here:

    I had no idea that version of the game existed. I wonder if there is an online version

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 17:31

    I play mahjong, but not the solitaire type. I play old Hong Kong mahjong (usually played in groups of 4). More here:

    I had no idea that version of the game existed. I wonder if there is an online version

    There should be a few somewhere, but they're somewhat hard to find. Still, playing it in person is always better. Nothing can replace the noise when the players shuffle the tiles, and the texture of the tiles as you try to feel them out before looking at them. :) Winning money off it occasionally helps, too. :D

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:32

    some live iphone magic: www.ted.com/talks…ies_on_ipods.html

    He is really good

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:32

    There should be a few somewhere, but they're somewhat hard to find. Still, playing it in person is always better. Nothing can replace the noise when the players shuffle the tiles, and the texture of the tiles as you try to feel them out before looking at them. :) Winning money off it occasionally helps, too. :D

    Winning money is always good

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:34

    U2 on the iplayer on the off chance that there is a U2 fan around

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j7d33/U2_at_the_BBC/

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 17:38

    some live iphone magic: www.ted.com/talks…ies_on_ipods.html

    He is really good

    I'll say. :O

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 17:38

    U2 on the iplayer on the off chance that there is a U2 fan around

    www.bbc.co.uk/ipl…33/U2_at_the_BBC/

    oooh.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:39

    Ganassi must spend a fortune buying bodywork/wings etc from Dallara. At least this weekend Dario has a decent livery

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93724

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 17:40

    Ganassi must spend a fortune buying bodywork/wings etc from Dallara. At least this weekend Dario has a decent livery

    It looks like a Minardi!

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:40

    oooh.

    I haven't watched it as I have only just found it so I don't know if it is worth watching

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:41

    It looks like a Minardi!

    Just when I thought it looked fast you ruined it. At least they didn't stick red bits on it

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 17:41

    Just when I thought it looked fast you ruined it. At least they didn't stick red bits on it

    Hey, the original Minardis weren't too shabby...

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:42

    Hey, the original Minardis weren't too shabby...

    Occasionally they were OK but they generally were poor

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 17:44

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/stitchs-mid-season-driver-reports-part-2

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 17:44

    Just when I thought it looked fast you ruined it. At least they didn't stick red bits on it

    Hey, the original Minardis weren't too shabby...

    The original ones were awful. Their "golden era" was somewhere in the middle: 1990-1993. They did manage a good haul of 4th places in that period, and a front row start too.

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 17:45

    for jackie: https://twitter.c…02056511634812929

    Thanking you. I'll go check again to see if it's working

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 17:46

    Nope the fish is still pan bread :-(

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 17:49

    I haven't watched it as I have only just found it so I don't know if it is worth watching

    i remember it when it first happened. also noticed the bbc reused a buch of that promo footage for glasto a few weeks back. #budgetcuts

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:51

    i remember it when it first happened. also noticed the bbc reused a buch of that promo footage for glasto a few weeks back. #budgetcuts

    I haven't seen it so I will watch it later

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 17:52

    i remember it when it first happened. also noticed the bbc reused a buch of that promo footage for glasto a few weeks back. #budgetcuts

    Am surprised they want to bring that up again after the trouble they got into.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 17:52

    The original ones were awful. Their "golden era" was somewhere in the middle: 1990-1993. They did manage a good haul of 4th places in that period, and a front row start too.

    Shhh!

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 17:53

    Am surprised they want to bring that up again after the trouble they got into.

    hehe. was a whole fortnight of bbc + u2. pirelli have nothing on the promotion u2 got for nothing.

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 17:53

    hehe. was a whole fortnight of bbc + u2. pirelli have nothing on the promotion u2 got for nothing.

    :)

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 17:54

    hehe. was a whole fortnight of bbc + u2. pirelli have nothing on the promotion u2 got for nothing.

    We need a U2 + Pirelli tie up to get maximum coverage

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 17:55

    Shhh!

    :D If it helps, they were also black and yellow then - with some white.

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 17:57

    Just stumbled across this: http://grou.ps/ DIY social networking.

    Someone can make the new Facebook!

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 18:00

    Someone can make the new Facebook!

    Please no, finally managed to escape the original #hotelcalifornia

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 18:28

    Ye Olde SidepodSidepodherald?!?!?! Oh great. Now Panda Propoganda has competition and there is no F1 to cover for decent news articules .....

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 18:35

    #sidepodspace

    I love this month;s Sky at Night. It's on the current mission to the Vesta asteroid. Loads of good stuff in it

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012cs8s/The_Sky_at_Night_Dawn_at_Vesta/

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 18:44

    About JV, I have noticed that looking at the points when Raikkone got his Driver's Championship, he did win by one lousy point. over Hamilton and Alonso, how where both at 109 points. I do realize that on countback Kimi would have gotten the Driver's championship on more wins, But with Two retirements for Kimi and just one each for Hamilton and Alonso, You can just as easily say that Massa's win in Spain or Hamilton being worse than a blind man at Nurbergring (He came in 9th) really won Kimi the title.

    Lucky ? Maybe, but the really lucky champion has to be still Keke. Still, skill can only take you so far. Just talk to Chris Amon about how far skill and talent can take you....

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 18:48

    Lucky ? Maybe, but the really lucky champion has to be still Keke. Still, skill can only take you so far. Just talk to Chris Amon about how far skill and talent can take you....

    You can argue all champions are lucky. To be champion in a year with 11 race winners and so much carnage as 1982 as Keke was certainly was lucky but then he was lucky Jones and Reuteman retired when all the top drivers were signed up or he would not have been in the Williams in the first place.

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 18:58

    Then there's Mansell if you want to talk about Lucky Champions. The Williams was an awesome car in that Patrese blew away the rest of the field. So well, The battle is between Mansell and Patrese, looks like you have to bet the house in order to win a pound on that one..... Mansell had the luck of landing hte right car that year.

    Still, it is the easiest pound you will ever make....

    You can argue all champions are lucky. To be champion in a year with 11 race winners and so much carnage as 1982 as Keke was certainly was lucky but then he was lucky Jones and Reuteman retired when all the top drivers were signed up or he would not have been in the Williams in the first place.

    Even more luck to Keke.....

    .

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:02

    Then there's Mansell if you want to talk about Lucky Champions. The Williams was an awesome car in that Patrese blew away the rest of the field. So well, The battle is between Mansell and Patrese, looks like you have to bet the house in order to win a pound on that one..... Mansell had the luck of landing hte right car that year.

    Mansell was lucky because he retired and was persuaded to change his mind and when he returned from Ferrari in 1991 Patrese outqualified him in the first 7 races. Had the 1991 car been the championship contender rather than the 92 car he would probably have retired again

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 19:12

    Journeyer 12/08/2011 at 08:13:11

    I always thought JV was the lucky champion myself. He walked into the best car in 96, and in 97 managed to screw up the whole year and still win. Then he went into the wilderness and lost his edge.

    I think he was actually much better in 96 than 97. A lot of that probably had to do with the pressure of expectations (which wasn't really present in 96).

    I do not know. 1st issue, he was/is the son of an F1 Legend, so there is the is he as good as his old man stuff.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 19:13

    I do not know. 1st issue, he was/is the son of an F1 Legend, so there is the is he as good as his old man stuff.

    In a word (and I think Steven will agree with me on this), no.

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:14

    Ok, I'm confused. Audi and Peugeot compete in the ILMC, but not in LMS?

    Will the ILMC still have an LMP1 class next year, when LMS drops that class?

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 19:15

    Will the ILMC still have an LMP1 class next year, when LMS drops that class?

    Won't there just be a single endurance world championship next year?

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:16

    Ok, I'm confused. Audi and Peugeot compete in the ILMC, but not in LMS?

    Correct.

    Will the ILMC still have an LMP1 class next year, when LMS drops that class?

    ILMC becomes WEC and keeps LMP1 because the manufacturers want a world series. LMS drops LMP1 because they all went to ILMC/WEC.

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:16

    Won't there just be a single endurance world championship next year?

    Right, the WEC, I guess replaces the ILMC?

    You've managed to make me even more confused ;)

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:17

    Won't there just be a single endurance world championship next year?

    Yeah... but LMS still exists too

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:17

    ILMC becomes WEC and keeps LMP1 because the manufacturers want a world series. LMS drops LMP1 because they all went to ILMC/WEC.

    thanks :)

    I wonder if ALMS is keeping its LMP1 class.

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 19:17

    Yeah... but LMS still exists too

    So... what happens to them, exactly? With a new GT championship coming too, who races there?

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:18

    I wonder if ALMS is keeping its LMP1 class.

    Rumours I've heard suggest they'll do what they did a couple of years ago and allow LMP1 and LMP2 in a merged class.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:18

    Rumours I've heard suggest they'll do what they did a couple of years ago and allow LMP1 and LMP2 in a merged class.

    (personally I think LMS should do the same)

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 19:20

    Journeyer 12/08/2011 at 08:13:11

    I always thought JV was the lucky champion myself. He walked into the best car in 96, and in 97 managed to screw up the whole year and still win. Then he went into the wilderness and lost his edge.

    I think he was actually much better in 96 than 97. A lot of that probably had to do with the pressure of expectations (which wasn't really present in 96)

    I do not know. 1st issue, he was/is the son of an F1 Legend, so there is the is he as good as his old man stuff. See Hill and Andertti.

    2nd issue: he was the curent CART car and Indy 500 winner, and their stock was rather low after the silliness that was Michael Andertti....

    Wonder how muich of Zanardi part II and Bourdais where actually due to JV making a decent showing for CART drivers in F1.

    3rd issue, he was driving for Williams, at a time when if you where not good enough you where given the door, and if you got your world drivers championship, you where given the door..... Prost, Mansell, Hill

    So it was not like he was given the complete slack of a rookie driver....

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:20

    So... what happens to them, exactly? With a new GT championship coming too, who races there?

    I think quite a few people are asking why the LMS will keep going and who'll be in it. I think it is because several teams don't have the budget to fly around the world.

    I suppose if the WEC only has a couple of rounds here, a couple in North America, a couple in Asia, maybe one in South America... then that means there is room for a Europe-only series again.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:21

    So... what happens to them, exactly? With a new GT championship coming too, who races there?

    New GT championship? Is this to replace GT1?

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:22

    In a word (and I think Steven will agree with me on this), no.

    I think had he not been Gilles's son he would have been rated higher than he is. He is judged against an impossible standard to beat

  • Journeyer12/08/2011 at 19:23

    So... what happens to them, exactly? With a new GT championship coming too, who races there?

    New GT championship? Is this to replace GT1?

    I think so, yes. I recall hearing something about GT1s and GT2s being equalized so they can compete against each other?

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:24

    So it was not like he was given the complete slack of a rookie driver....

    He was in a similar position to Lewis as a rookie and like Lewis he succeeded

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:24

    Good evening, I am alive and back in my own home (booo!) I think I've left my phone in London (BOOOO!)

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:24

    I think so, yes. I recall hearing something about GT1s and GT2s being equalized so they can compete against each other?

    Oh yes and GT3 maybe too. Ratel clutching at straws because nobody could afford to build GT1s when you're only allowed to race 4 of them and Le Mans dropped the class..

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:25

    Good evening, I am alive and back in my own home (booo!) I think I've left my phone in London (BOOOO!)

    At least you are cheerful about it

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 19:26

    I think had he not been Gilles's son he would have been rated higher than he is. He is judged against an impossible standard to beat

    Fair point.

    Mind you one of the first things I learned when I started on the internet was how rabid the Canadian fans can be about Jacques Villeneuve, so it is fun to wind them up.

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:26

    At least you are cheerful about it

    I'm in a good mood. Just slightly concerned about waking up for work without an alarm....

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:26

    He was in a similar position to Lewis as a rookie and like Lewis he succeeded

    I don't like the concept of a champion not "deserving" the championship they won. If someone deserved it more, then they should have stepped up and gotten the job done.

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 19:27

    Steven Roy 12/08/2011 at 20:22:36

    In a word (and I think Steven will agree with me on this), no.

    I think had he not been Gilles's son he would have been rated higher than he is. He is judged against an impossible standard to beat

    The facts are that he did not make a complete fool of himself like Michael Andertti, and so people will not think you are crzy to take on an indycar driver again, desparate, maybe, but not crazy..... (Alex Zanardi, Seb Bourdais, Scott Speed? and some others...)

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:27

    Mind you one of the first things I learned when I started on the internet was how rabid the Canadian fans can be about Jacques Villeneuve, so it is fun to wind them up.

    Winding up people on the internet can be fun? Never thought of that

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:28

    I'm in a good mood. Just slightly concerned about waking up for work without an alarm....

    Has Nick abandoned you to go to Blackpool?

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:28

    Has Nick abandoned you to go to Blackpool?

    He's in York doing manly things with other men. I have escaped from blackpool.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:29

    He's in York doing manly things with other men.

    That's more information than we need

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:30

    He's in York doing manly things with other men. I have escaped from blackpool.

    York... Where men are men and sheep are nervous!

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:30

    That's more information than we need

    Stag do.....

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:34

    I'm trying to psyche myself up to go to tesco for an alarm clock before I get too tired. So annoyed!!

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:35

    I'm trying to psyche myself up to go to tesco for an alarm clock before I get too tired. So annoyed!!

    It's a good excuse to take Alphonso out

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:35

    It's a good excuse to take Alphonso out

    I drove all the way up from London yesterday. Then back from Blackpool this morning. Plenty of exercise has been had!! :D

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 19:36

    Mind you one of the first things I learned when I started on the internet was how rabid the Canadian fans can be about Jacques Villeneuve, so it is fun to wind them up.

    Pat, in this case, you spelt "Canadian" wrong. It is the French way "Canadien" that you are talking about They thought you where talking about "L'onlce Jacques....". They only hear "chatter" in anglais and go ballistic. Highly recommend...

    Of course, if you really want to send them into orbit, Say "Ranger" in perfect English when talking about Andrew Ranger....

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:36

    I drove all the way up from London yesterday. Then back from Blackpool this morning. Plenty of exercise has been had!! :D

    Driving isn't exercise ;)

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:37

    Driving isn't exercise ;)

    Alphonso is my car :P He's had lots of exercise.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:37

    I drove all the way up from London yesterday. Then back from Blackpool this morning. Plenty of exercise has been had!! :D

    Best give him a chance to sleep in, in the morning then

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:37

    Alphonso is my car :P He's had lots of exercise.

    ahh, it's definitely exercise for your car!

    What kind of car is Alphonso?

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 19:37

    What kind of car is Alphonso?

    Fiat Panda ♥

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 19:43

    Fiat Panda ♥

    Awesome.

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 19:53

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    - Which ex-Brabham driver lost his life in a sports car accident at Mosport Park, on this day, in the 1980s?

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

    I think I know.... Mr. "'Cobra-Flip' the car at Flugplatz" was not his namesake son leading a Grand Prix because he was in a backmarker car that was filled to the gills in fuel ? One of the German ones if I remeber?

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 19:54

    Edgar Wright spreading the word of Senna makes me a happy bunny :)

    Love how well it's done. So deserved.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 19:58

    Edgar Wright spreading the word of Senna makes me a happy bunny :)

    What a movie. I was so lucky to see that too!

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 19:58

    - Which ex-Brabham driver lost his life in a sports car accident at Mosport Park, on this day, in the 1980s?

    ex-Brabham is not a great clue since he only drove one race for them

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 20:02

    Success!!! I have found my old phone and charger to use as an alarm. Tescos is off the menu :D

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:04

    Success!!! I have found my old phone and charger to use as an alarm. Tescos is off the menu :D

    Problem solved

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:10

    ex-Brabham is not a great clue since he only drove one race for them

    clues vary to cover fans of all experience... in theory.

    talking of which, the teasers have been running for a week. are they annoying yet?

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:11

    talking of which, the teasers have been running for a week. are they annoying yet?

    nope

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:12

    nope

    ooh good. shall we leave it up to commenters to yell if/when they are?

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:12

    ooh good. shall we leave it up to commenters to yell if/when they are?

    sounds like a plan

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:14

    talking of which, the teasers have been running for a week. are they annoying yet?

    No. Not at all

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 20:15

    talking of which, the teasers have been running for a week. are they annoying yet?

    The teasers weren't annoying but in the first few days when people were posting guesses, always being told to buy the book to find out was a bit annoying.. I wondered if that was why people stopped guessing.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:18

    The teasers weren't annoying but in the first few days when people were posting guesses, always being told to buy the book to find out was a bit annoying.. I wondered if that was why people stopped guessing.

    tricky, because we're not planning on putting the answer anywhere. if we don't say 'find out in the book', isn't it a bit like saying 'ha, well we're not going to tell you anyways'.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 20:20

    tricky, because we're not planning on putting the answer anywhere. if we don't say 'find out in the book', isn't it a bit like saying 'ha, well we're not going to tell you anyways'.

    That's not why it was annoying. If you post a clue people naturally want to guess and be left to work it out for themselves, to reply with a comment 'buy the book' it sort of ends the conversation and sucks the fun away.. maybe just for me though :)

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:23

    That's not why it was annoying. If you post a clue people naturally want to guess and be left to work it out for themselves, to reply with a comment 'buy the book' it sort of ends the conversation and sucks the fun away.. maybe just for me though :)

    I understand the point Pat is making and I kind of agree with it. I can understand that being asked a question that you are not going to be told the correct answer to is annoying

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 20:24

    I understand the point Pat is making and I kind of agree with it. I can understand that being asked a question that you are not going to be told the correct answer to is annoying

    it's like talking to my children.

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 20:25

    it's like talking to my children.

    :D

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:27

    Anyone goint to WSR on the Sunday, I have some spare tickets

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:28

    Anyone goint to WSR on the Sunday, I have some spare tickets

    Start here

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-12th-august-2011/comments#comment-1155630

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:29

    That's not why it was annoying. If you post a clue people naturally want to guess and be left to work it out for themselves, to reply with a comment 'buy the book' it sort of ends the conversation and sucks the fun away.. maybe just for me though :)

    I understand the point Pat is making and I kind of agree with it. I can understand that being asked a question that you are not going to be told the correct answer to is annoying

    okay, how's this...

  • That'll be the Day12/08/2011 at 20:29

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - Which ex-Brabham driver lost his life in a sports car accident at Mosport Park, on this day, in the 1980s?

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 20:30

    Anyone goint to WSR on the Sunday, I have some spare tickets

    I'm going, either with my Niece, or with my Sister my 3 yr old nephew.

    Hoping whoever goes with me will enjoy it, and not scream the place down.

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:31

    Pat W 12/08/2011 at 21:20:53

    tricky, because we're not planning on putting the answer anywhere. if we don't say 'find out in the book', isn't it a bit like saying 'ha, well we're not going to tell you anyways'.

    That's not why it was annoying. If you post a clue people naturally want to guess and be left to work it out for themselves, to reply with a comment 'buy the book' it sort of ends the conversation and sucks the fun away.. maybe just for me though :)

    The trick is to prove conclusivily to yourself that you have the correct answer in this case, it is as eays as typ-

    We interrupt this post to bring you this special bulleting - Sidepodcastland is not having a debt crisis..."

    - and know you know how easy it is to find this answer.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:32

    We interrupt this post to bring you this special bulleting - Sidepodcastland is not having a debt crisis..."

    yes we are. we have less money than greece.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:32

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    Much better

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:33

    We interrupt this post to bring you this special bulleting - Sidepodcastland is not having a debt crisis..."

    yes we are. we have less money than greece

    That just means that Greece has hyperinflation.....

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:33

    yes we are. we have less money than greece.

    You have less debt to though. You are not rich enough to be in that much debt

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 20:33

    yes we are. we have less money than greece.

    you're the one that I want.

    oh greece, not grease, sorry.

  • jpancoast12/08/2011 at 20:34

    That just means that Greece has hyperinflation.....

    Hyperinflation means they have a lot of money.

    It's just that the money is worthless :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:34

    Much better

    cool :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 20:34

    Evening folks

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:36

    Evening folks

    Hi Leigh

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:36

    yes we are. we have less money than greece.

    you're the one that I want.

    oh greece, not grease, sorry.

    Someone "Hopelessly Devoted" to Grease ?

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 20:36

    yes we are. we have less money than greece.

    you're the one that I want.

    oh greece, not grease, sorry.

    hehe

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 20:37

    Someone "Hopelessly Devoted" to Grease ?

    in a word no :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 20:39

    Hi Jackie,

    How's thing's this evening?

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:39

    We interrupt this post to bring you this special bulleting - Sidepodcastland is not having a debt crisis..."

    yes we are. we have less money than greece.

    Do not say that.... Panda and Michelin Man might stage riots about the future of their pensions.... and trash the place....

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:40

    How's thing's this evening?

    I'm good thanks, you? daughter is panicking about losing her cat though

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:40

    Do not say that.... Panda and Michelin Man might stage riots about the future of their pensions.... and trash the place....

    And they have the Mercedes bear may help them

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 20:41

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - Which ex-Brabham driver lost his life in a sports car accident at Mosport Park, on this day, in the 1980s?

    That's good.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 20:41

    I'm good thanks, you? daughter is panicking about losing her cat though

    Oh dear.

    I'm not too bad - just a little tired

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:42

    So if we do not have a name for the Mercedes Bear how about leaving it Mercedes? I do member coming across a girl named Mercedes in my travels....

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:42

    I'm good thanks, you? daughter is panicking about losing her cat though

    Maybe if she finds the cat it will have Alison's phone

  • Alison12/08/2011 at 20:43

    Maybe if she finds the cat it will have Alison's phone

    Sounds probable.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:43

    So if we do not have a name for the Mercedes Bear how about leaving it Mercedes? I do member coming across a girl named Mercedes in my travels....

    That is how the cars got the name in the first place. Mercedes was the niece of Benz or someone

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 20:47

    Sounds probable.

    Of course, cats with opposable thumbs. Totally plausible.

    However if the phone rattles, and smells of catnip, the cat thief thing is possible.

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:47

    So if we do not have a name for the Mercedes Bear how about leaving it Mercedes? I do member coming across a girl named Mercedes in my travels....

    That is how the cars got the name in the first place. Mercedes was the niece of Benz or someone

    And I bet that Damiler guy actually did all the work, and all that Benz did was get that patent signed....

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 20:50

    Its been shared like crazy on Twitter but if you've missed it you have to read @lookingspiffy's post on David Purley

    http://t.co/WEhAyoW

    Such a great read.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 20:51

    Its been shared like crazy on Twitter but if you've missed it you have to read @lookingspiffy's post on David Purley

    He is a great subject to write about

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 20:52

    Steven Roy 12/08/2011 at 21:43:58

    So if we do not have a name for the Mercedes Bear how about leaving it Mercedes? I do member coming across a girl named Mercedes in my travels....

    That is how the cars got the name in the first place. Mercedes was the niece of Benz or someone

    I do seem to remeber that you said that I had too much time on my hands when I said that is very possible to name a girl after a F1 race car provided that you use a Japanese family name of Iishibashi, or in English, Stone Bridge....

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:55

    Its been shared like crazy on Twitter but if you've missed it you have to read @lookingspiffy's post on David Purley

    Really nice post, shame there's no retweet button

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 20:57

    The teasers weren't annoying but in the first few days when people were posting guesses, always being told to buy the book to find out was a bit annoying.. I wondered if that was why people stopped guessing.

    Agreed. They can be a great discussion starter I reckon. As long as nobody chimes in with the answer straight away.

    Could there be a follow up post with the answer, say an hour later?

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 20:58

    Could there be a follow up post with the answer, say an hour later?

    Could you have someone review the books or maybe a competition to win some might generate more interest in them?

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 20:59

    Could there be a follow up post with the answer, say an hour later?

    I don't think the answer should be posted, eventually they'd all be there. :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 21:00

    Could there be a follow up post with the answer, say an hour later?

    nope.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 21:00

    I don't think the answer should be posted, eventually they'd all be there. :)

    there is that. there's also the work involved. if it's isn't easy, it'll be dropped :)

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 21:00

    Hmmm, guys, they are trying to get you to buy the book. The question that is posed is just the hook, after all.....

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 21:01

    Could you have someone review the books or maybe a competition to win some might generate more interest in them?

    competitions are tricky because they'd be limited to specific countries (just the way ebook distribution works).

    all reviews on amazon or itunes are massively appreciated though.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 21:04

    Hmmm, guys, they are trying to get you to buy the book. The question that is posed is just the hook, after all.....

    indeedy.

  • lou12/08/2011 at 21:05

    Is steven around? i need to blame something on someone ;)

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:06

    Is steven around? i need to blame something on someone ;)

    What did I do?

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:06

    Is steven around? i need to blame something on someone ;)

    what did he do now?

  • lou12/08/2011 at 21:06

    What did I do?

    it's cloudy here! :(

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:07

    it's cloudy here! :(

    That is always a problem but you have hours yet

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 21:07

    Hmmm, guys, they are trying to get you to buy the book. The question that is posed is just the hook, after all.....

    I suppose I assume most of us here already have it.. :)

    And if they don't, why not?

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 21:07

    it's cloudy here! :(

    Oh, perseids? I forgot

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:07

    That is always a problem but you have hours yet

    Best just before dawn apparently

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:08

    Best just before dawn apparently

    Don't they know it's a Saturday morning?

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 21:08

    I suppose I assume most of us here already have it.. :)

    hehe. pretty much what we said last week :)

    the work has gone into the social network promotion, if it can be easily reused in the comments that's a bonus.

  • lou12/08/2011 at 21:09

    That is always a problem but you have hours yet

    at least it's warm tonight. Am considering sitting outside with my glass of wine and waiting for the clouds to pass.

    I was going to set up my camera and do some shutter speed work with my new tripod and shutter release. but i can't be bothered to time my sleep around cloud :(

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:09

    Oh, perseids? I forgot

    http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2011.html

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:10

    Don't they know it's a Saturday morning?

    They struggle with sidepodtime to. At least its not a school day

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 21:11

    it's cloudy here! :(

    Cloudy??? we have had about 3 months of rain in less than a month. The ground is completely saturated and loads of buildings were damaged in the rain about 6 weeks ago. I'll take 'cloudy' right now for sure!

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 21:11

    at least it's warm tonight. Am considering sitting outside with my glass of wine and waiting for the clouds to pass.

    Grrr.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:11

    I was going to set up my camera and do some shutter speed work with my new tripod and shutter release. but i can't be bothered to time my sleep around cloud :(

    It's tough getting the right shot and sometimes it means not sleeping

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:12

    It's tough getting the right shot and sometimes it means not sleeping

    Just think when you want to get that perfect shot at a grand prix and you have to time yourself around to the cars pr weather else. Practise makes perfect ;)

  • lou12/08/2011 at 21:12

    Cloudy??? we have had about 3 months of rain in less than a month. The ground is completely saturated and loads of buildings were damaged in the rain about 6 weeks ago. I'll take 'cloudy' right now for sure!

    ohh goodness i had no idea!! hope all is alright with you!

  • lou12/08/2011 at 21:13

    Just think when you want to get that perfect shot at a grand prix and you have to time yourself around to the cars pr weather else. Practise makes perfect ;)

    that doesn't mean not sleeping when you've had pretty much no sleep for the last couple of nights tho.

    i'll see. may just try get some star movement on a clear night instead.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 21:14

    ohh goodness i had no idea!! hope all is alright with you!

    Nah it's fine really. Just an annoyance TBH as it's not really summer now. Been the worst out of the 5 summers I have been here for.

    We have been having a great laugh with my parents because they were going to come visit in October and I said "don't come then, the weather is really bad. Come in July, it's nicer!" and they had 6 days straight of rain!

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:15

    Nah it's fine really. Just an annoyance TBH as it's not really summer now. Been the worst out of the 5 summers I have been here for.

    Has anyone actually had a summery summer this year? Seems to have been awful everywhere

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 21:15

    Pat W 12/08/2011 at 22:07:36

    Hmmm, guys, they are trying to get you to buy the book. The question that is posed is just the hook, after all.....

    I suppose I assume most of us here already have it.. :)

    And if they don't, why not?

    Errrr, irs on backorder? :p

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 21:15

    Has anyone actually had a summery summer this year? Seems to have been awful everywhere

    It has eh.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:15

    i'll see. may just try get some star movement on a clear night instead.

    Try http://www.meteogroup.co.uk/uk/home/weather/radar/united-kingdom.html You can get radar data for your local area and you may be able to spot a gap coming

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 21:15

    Has anyone actually had a summery summer this year? Seems to have been awful everywhere

    We have had a 'Green Winter'.

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:16

    We have had a 'Green Winter'.

    I'm sure there's a definition for what Summer we've had but seeing as this is a family friendly website... :)

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:16

    Has anyone actually had a summery summer this year? Seems to have been awful everywhere

    We had 2 decent weeks at the end of July then winter arrived at the start of August

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:17

    I'm sure there's a definition for what Summer we've had but seeing as this is a family friendly website... :)

    Brown Summer?

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 21:18

    I'm sure there's a definition for what Summer we've had but seeing as this is a family friendly website... :)

    Brown Summer?

    Try this:

    "Summer? WHAT Summer ?"

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 21:19

    I'm sure there's a definition for what Summer we've had but seeing as this is a family friendly website... :)

    Summer Hasn't Involved Temperature?

  • lou12/08/2011 at 21:19

    Try www.meteogroup.co…ited-kingdom.html You can get radar data for your local area and you may be able to spot a gap coming

    looks like the rain is set to come in soon and stick around until tomorrow. Ah well, it's been needing to rain all day. perhaps next year.

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:20

    Try www.meteogroup.co…ited-kingdom.html You can get radar data for your local area and you may be able to spot a gap coming

    Rain in 5 minutes, box box box for more wine

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:21

    Summer Hasn't Involved Temperature?

    *shocked* *drops can*

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:22

    Rain in 5 minutes, box box box for more wine

    I'd run to the kitchen, but last time I did that I got trapped in the door frame in a freak accident. I'd probably drop a glass or something

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 21:22

    Well, see everyone around. I think I got up too early today.

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 21:22

    I'd run to the kitchen, but last time I did that I got trapped in the door frame in a freak accident. I'd probably drop a glass or something

    Your kitchen crew need to practise more.

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:24

    Your kitchen crew need to practise more.

    or move all obstacles/doors out of the way beforehand.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:25

    Rain in 5 minutes, box box box for more wine

    :D

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:25

    Well, see everyone around. I think I got up too early today.

    Bye Jordan

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 21:26

    see you jordan

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 21:33

    Something I linked to earlier on G+. I haven't seen this in years, but whatever you do, do not try this at home...

    It was a motorbike run around the Parisian perimetre in 1989 completed by The Black Prince, who a stunt rider (emphasis on the "was"). The deal was to break the 35km run as quick as possible and The Black Prince completed the distance in 11 minutes 4 seconds, averaging 192 kph - in morning traffic, not long before rush hour.

    A few others have gone quicker, but only done so in the early morning with no traffic. Shocking, just absolutely shocking.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t7zOj2oX8g

    (really gets going about 50 secs in)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 21:35

    for jackie: https://twitter.com/#!/bitly/status/102122499902423040

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:43

    Something I linked to earlier on G+. I haven't seen this in years, but whatever you do, do not try this at home...

    I have been on the peripherique at 7:30 am and it is way busier than that. That time simply wouldn't be possible during the rush hour

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 21:45

    I have been on the peripherique at 7:30 am and it is way busier than that. That time simply wouldn't be possible during the rush hour

    For all I know, it could be 6am - hard for me to tell as I've never been to Paris? There's no date for when it was filmed. Still a crazy attempt all the same.

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:46

    Something I linked to earlier on G+. I haven't seen this in years, but whatever you do, do not try this at home...

    but on GTA....

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:46

    For all I know, it could be 6am - hard for me to tell as I've never been to Paris? There's no date for when it was filmed. Still a crazy attempt all the same.

    The commentary says 7:30

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 21:46

    but on GTA....

    OK, so technically you can do it at home

    ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 21:47

    The commentary says 7:30

    I know no French, so I don't know. Who knows - there's nowt there for me to say it wasn't.

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:49

    I know no French, so I don't know. Who knows - there's nowt there for me to say it wasn't.

    reminds me for some reason of the film that was used for a snow patrol video.

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:51

    reminds me for some reason of the film that was used for a snow patrol video.

    http://youtu.be/fk1Q9y6VVy0

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 21:53

    reminds me for some reason of the film that was used for a snow patrol video.

    http://youtu.be/fk1Q9y6VVy0

    That was based specifically on "Rendezvous"

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

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:54

    reminds me for some reason of the film that was used for a snow patrol video.

    http://youtu.be/fk1Q9y6VVy0

    The legendary C'etait un Rendezvous. I was so gutted when I found out the truth about that, that I refuse to repeat it and ruin it for anyone else. The rumours and theories were much more fun

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 21:55

    That was based specifically on "Rendezvous"

    I'd read about this in Autosport years before. I think it was Nigel Roebuck who said it was one of the best Car films he'd ever seen.

    Could have been a different columnist.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 21:57

    I'd read about this in Autosport years before. I think it was Nigel Roebuck who said it was one of the best Car films he'd ever seen.

    Most writers like him said that. Took me years and years to find a copy. Then the internet was invented and solved my problem

  • jackie12/08/2011 at 22:00

    for jackie: https://twitter.c…02122499902423040

    Thanking you :D Here's the linky http://bit.ly/o4tXyp only 3 so far hopefully there will be a few more over the weekend

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 22:13

    Rediscovered this classic video of the bestest cover ever and I just had to share it again :D

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 22:13

    Rediscovered this classic video of the bestest cover ever and I just had to share it again :D

    venus!

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 22:14

    venus!

    So good he's his own backing singer. If there was a true definition for 'amazini'...

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 22:15

    Rediscovered this classic video of the bestest cover ever and I just had to share it again :D

    He sings like Madam Edith from Allo Allo

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 22:17

    Rediscovered this classic video of the bestest cover ever and I just had to share it again :D

    Even the band name is... Deep Sunshine..?!?

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 22:20

    Rediscovered this classic video of the bestest cover ever and I just had to share it again :D

    bet the keyboard player knew how to play axel f

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 22:24

    bet the keyboard player knew how to play axel f

    Wow - memories of how all those types of gigs are just awful... every single time.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 22:26

    This is a better version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV75qGY7jBk&feature=player_embedded#at=88

    From here: http://www.upvenue.com/music-news/blog-headline/1104/it-s-the-final-countdown-covers.html

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 22:28

    Wow - memories of how all those types of gigs are just awful... every single time.

    I was at a gig where nearly every member of the audience was on the stage, except me and my brother-in-law. i wasn't drinking. he wasn't stupid.

    there weren't that many people there though to be honest.

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 22:28

    This is a better version: www.youtube.com/w…er_embedded#at=88

    hehehehe.

    I can't look at an orchestra cover and ignore the Portsmouth Sinfonia. Just so so bad it's beyond amazing :D

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 22:33

    This is my favourite live cover.

    http://youtu.be/WA_Lu4efQQ4

    CoverWalkTalk

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 22:33

    I can't look at an orchestra cover and ignore the Portsmouth Sinfonia. Just so so bad it's beyond amazing :D

    Oh my word - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wiRivDMIYM&feature=related

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 22:35

    Oh my word - www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

    Heheheheheh!!

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 22:35

    Oh my word - www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

    I want this album. I would be in hysterics for days.

    Days!

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 22:35

    I want this album. I would be in hysterics for days.

    It would be alarm just so I could wake up in a good mood laughing :)

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 22:36

    It would be alarm just so I could wake up in a good mood laughing :)

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 22:37

    I was organising a gig a few years back and an associate from a small label asked if I could put one of her bands on at the start for a 15 minute set.

    Trusting her previous experiences I said "OK". They laid a few dreadful Counting Crows-type songs before doing the worst version of Marvyn Gaye's "I Heard it Through the Grapevine". Needless to say I didn't do her any favours ever again.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 22:38

    Mr C, I just sent the daily, if you're around. I'm going to look for a pic to see if I can find something.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 22:40

    Mr C, I just sent the daily, if you're around. I'm going to look for a pic to see if I can find something.

    i am, but so is christine, so i delegate responsibility to her :)

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 22:40

    i am, but so is christine, so i delegate responsibility to her :)

    I sent it to you both, just in case, being a Friday night. :)

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 22:42

    I sent it to you both, just in case, being a Friday night. :)

    looks grand, much appreciated!

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 22:44

    looks grand, much appreciated!

    thanks. I wish I could find some good pics that are creative commons. I always struggle with that. :( I'm looking now.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 22:44

    thanks. I wish I could find some good pics that are creative commons. I always struggle with that. :( I'm looking now.

    doesn't look like it needs it, unless you have anything specific in mind. plenty of content.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 22:49

    Mr C, I just sent the daily, if you're around. I'm going to look for a pic to see if I can find something.

    I thought you had publishing rights so you could post things yourself

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 22:50

    I thought you had publishing rights so you could post things yourself

    ooh, if kai doesn't, she ought to. will sort.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 22:50

    doesn't look like it needs it, unless you have anything specific in mind. plenty of content.

    Ok. I just sent a few along in case any of them will work.

    Thanks

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 22:50

    I thought you had publishing rights so you could post things yourself

    No, I don't. That may be more responsbility than I want to take on. :)

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 22:52

    You guys have to play this! http://www.kongregate.com/games/iLegendary/experimental-shooter

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 22:52

    No, I don't. That may be more responsbility than I want to take on. :)

    :D

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 22:55

    You guys have to play this! www.kongregate.co…erimental-shooter

    Never seen it before. Will try later

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 22:55

    You guys have to play this! www.kongregate.co…erimental-shooter

    tried playing, mesmerised by the music *does jazz dancing*

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 22:58

    I can't look at an orchestra cover and ignore the Portsmouth Sinfonia. Just so so bad it's beyond amazing :D

    What's the deal with that lot? are they special?

  • Lukeh12/08/2011 at 22:59

    What's the deal with that lot? are they special?

    They were all musicians on instruments they've never used before

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 22:59

    They were all musicians on instruments they've never used before

    I just read about them. That's an ace idea. What would they have done with Garageband?

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:01

    William Tell Overture is my favourite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLsFGgfvx8o&feature=related

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:01

    I just read about them. That's an ace idea. What would they have done with Garageband?

    Brake it probably

  • Christine12/08/2011 at 23:02

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-13th-august-2011

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:05

    They were all musicians on instruments they've never used before

    Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) put a song on one of his albums, where none of the musicians had seen the music until they played it.

    http://youtu.be/sY4o0MeD3WI

    nothing like the portsmouth lot