It's a super busy day today, as testing continues in Jerez, Lotus are due to launch in London, Kimi gets some rallying action, and... well, it's Friday! It's been a subdued test so far with weather, and little running from Virgin Racing, but perhaps things will perk up today. Elsewhere:

  • Talking of rallying, we got some Fantasy WRC scores from the special stage yesterday, and it looks as though Mr C is last in the league. Haha! I shouldn't laugh really, as I didn't even know we'd set up a league, but at least I'm not last. If you're keen to get involved, please sign up - don't worry, we don't have a clue what we're doing either.
  • Scott has been working at the Classic Team Lotus factory for a while now, and has seen some exciting people come and go. Yesterday, he posted a picture of himself with Kovalainen, which is just fabulous. What is up with Kovi's hair though?
  • Lukeh has started a new feature on his F1 blog, in which he poses a topic, discusses whether it is a good idea or not and then asks for your opinion - Yay or Nay. The first one is about Silverstone's new layout - what do you think?

That should keep us going for a bit. I have a feeling we'll have a few threads up during the day, so I will see you in the comments.

859 responses

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:10

    Hello Friday

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:11

    Hello Friday

    Boooooooo!

  • RG12/02/2010 at 00:11

    Yay for teacher training days!

  • lou12/02/2010 at 00:12

    Yay for teacher training days!

    grr.. i have one day left :( with any luck the snow will be around tomorrow too. I don't fancy history first thing :(

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:13

    I'm feeling better watching a quiz show where both teams are rubbish. They have about 2 points between them.... How embarrassing!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:13

    Boooooooo!

    I'm not enamoured by it either, my weekend doesn't start until Tuesday!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:13

    hello people and Friday

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:13

    I'm not enamoured by it either, my weekend doesn't start until Tuesday!

    Yeah Monday Tuesday is my weekend....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:14

    hello people and Friday

    Hi Guille

  • RG12/02/2010 at 00:14

    hello people and Friday

    Hey mate.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:15

    Scott has been working at the Classic Team Lotus factory for a while now, and has seen some exciting people come and go. Yesterday, he posted a picture of himself with Kovalainen, which is just fabulous. What is up with Kovi's hair though?

    Has Heikki joined an Indie band?

  • lou12/02/2010 at 00:16

    time to get some sleep. school tomorrow and all that :s

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 00:16

    Night lou

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:16

    time to get some sleep. school tomorrow and all that :s

    G'night Lou

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:16

    time to get some sleep. school tomorrow and all that :s

    night lou

  • RG12/02/2010 at 00:16

    time to get some sleep. school tomorrow and all that :s

    Just think that its nearly half term. Night.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:17

    Has Heikki joined an Indie band?

    he looks scarily similar to Sting...

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:19

    he looks scarily similar to Sting...

    Yeah!

    Mixed with a bit of Beavis, of course

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:19

    Yeah!

    Mixed with a bit of Beavis, of course

    :D :D

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:22

    Talking of rallying, we got some Fantasy WRC scores from the special stage yesterday, and it looks as though Mr C is last in the league. Haha! I shouldn't laugh really, as I didn't even know we'd set up a league, but at least I'm not last. If you're keen to get involved, please sign up - don't worry, we don't have a clue what we're doing either.

    Is there an official SPC league to join? I'm 10th in the overall league! (I guess the highest I'll ever be...)

    good work for Steven Roy, also

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:23

    I'm feeling better watching a quiz show where both teams are rubbish. They have about 2 points between them.... How embarrassing!

    What quiz show?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:24

    Hi Guille. Night Lou and RG

  • RG12/02/2010 at 00:24

    Hi Guille. Night Lou and RG

    I'm still 'ere mate.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:25

    Is there an official SPC league to join? I'm 10th in the overall league! (I guess the highest I'll ever be...)

    good work for Steven Roy, also

    It's called "You lost me at special stage" and we are winning cause no other team has 5 teams

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:26

    I'm still 'ere mate.

    Well be polite and go since I said goodnight :)

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:27

    It's called "You lost me at special stage" and we are winning cause no other team has 5 teams

    I'm joining it right now. SPC will win two championships this year? :-)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:28

    I'm joining it right now. SPC will win two championships this year? :-)

    We have a Fantasy IRL league too. We were bored one night

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:29

    We have a Fantasy IRL league too. We were bored one night

    The SPC IRL league is called Panda 500

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:31

    We have a Fantasy IRL league too. We were bored one night

    didn't know! I might join during the weekend.

  • me12/02/2010 at 00:32

    mildly amusing stat of the day. according to wefollow.com, sidepodcast is supposedly the most influential f1 person on twitter... uh-huh.

    http://twitpic.com/12ofgs

    one can only presume that breaking doohickey and having everyone tweet instead, has artificially bumped the stats.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:33

    one can only presume that breaking doohickey and having everyone tweet instead, has artificially bumped the stats.

    So it's Media Temple's fault? ;)

  • me12/02/2010 at 00:33

    So it's Media Temple's fault? ;)

    ummm. i broke doohickey all by myself :(

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:33

    didn't know! I might join during the weekend.

    We need to get Christine to put all our fantasy leagues in a daily post and mention them in a Debrief so we get as many people as possible.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:34

    mildly amusing stat of the day. according to wefollow.com, sidepodcast is supposedly the most influential f1 person on twitter... uh-huh.

    I can believe it actually

    With the followers you have, we could be the new Castrol ;)

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:34

    one can only presume that breaking doohickey and having everyone tweet instead, has artificially bumped the stats.

    You what? I didn't notice :P

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:34

    mildly amusing stat of the day. according to wefollow.com, sidepodcast is supposedly the most influential f1 person on twitter... uh-huh.

    I knew you were the most influential person in the sport

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 00:34

    twas quite amusing.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 00:34

    mildly amusing stat of the day. according to wefollow.com, sidepodcast is supposedly the most influential f1 person on twitter... uh-huh.

    Is that based on replies, or #f1 tags or something?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:35

    ummm. i broke doohickey all by myself :(

    Today?

    Ah well, I hope you learned something useful

    Apart from, don't break doohickey

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 00:35

    heikki. Haircut. Now.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:35

    heikki. Haircut. Now.

    Judgement has been made

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:35

    You what? I didn't notice :P

    It was before you got in. I was out for a few hours and when I got home Christine and Mr C were having a conversation about how they were the only two people who could comment on the site

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:36

    We need to get Christine to put all our fantasy leagues in a daily post and mention them in a Debrief so we get as many people as possible.

    I just noticed that in the F1 only the first 100 teams to join will be eligible for the top-5 average. I hope that Kathi has already joined... ;-)

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:36

    Please don't make me twit!!!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:36

    Please don't make me twit!!!

    But you made an avatar and everything!

  • me12/02/2010 at 00:36

    Today?

    Ah well, I hope you learned something useful

    always.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:36

    I just noticed that in the F1 only the first 100 teams to join will be eligible for the top-5 average. I hope that Kathi has already joined... ;-)

    She has

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:36

    always.

    Wasn't wasted then

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 00:37

    I just noticed that in the F1 only the first 100 teams to join will be eligible for the top-5 average. I hope that Kathi has already joined... ;-)

    She forced Danny into creating the WRC competition before she would agree to sign up though. That's unfair. She gave him the option of creating a WRC game or buying her a pony.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:37

    Going for Aperture 3 Mr C?

    I'm trying the 30 day demo, will have a good play on my rest days

  • me12/02/2010 at 00:40

    Going for Aperture 3 Mr C?

    I'm trying the 30 day demo, will have a good play on my rest days

    have downloaded the demo. we have lightroom licences though. don't know if it's enough to crossgrade, but facial recognition is fun.

    it can match rob smedley, but hasn't a clue who christine is.

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:40

    But you made an avatar and everything!

    Don't bring Alphonso into this! That's below the belt....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:41

    have downloaded the demo. we have lightroom licences though. don't know if it's enough to crossgrade, but facial recognition is fun.

    If you have the latest iLife then I guess that's enough

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:42

    have downloaded the demo. we have lightroom licences though.

    I like having the editing tools and library in one package

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:43

    Hong Kong is off :(

    Am considering the options

    Who wants a long weekend somewhere?

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:44

    Hong Kong is off :(

    :( Was that for someone's wedding? If so mega :( :(

    Maybe I was too asleep to listen at that point though.

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 00:45

    If anyones got a hour and a half free (or if you havent then make it free)

    I love this guy, such a great speaker;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJAL21IE9fY

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:45

    :( Was that for someone's wedding? If so mega :( :(

    Birthday

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:46

    Birthday

    Ahhhh okay. That's not so bad then. I'm sure Nick would be happy to show you how tiny his flat is....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:46

    :( Was that for someone's wedding? If so mega :( :(

    Dublin is my back-up, though I have to pay to get there

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:47

    Ahhhh okay. That's not so bad then. I'm sure Nick would be happy to show you how tiny his flat is....

    He was not sure last time I asked. I'll get in touch

    I may have to be nice for a few days ;)

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:49

    He was not sure last time I asked. I'll get in touch

    I may have to be nice for a few days ;)

    He was possibly planning to go and stay with his family in Australia for a couple of weeks. I use the word "planning" in the loosest possible sense....

  • RG12/02/2010 at 00:50

    Am totally falling asleep now, so see yas later. Night and lotsa love.

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 00:51

    Night RG

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:51

    He was possibly planning to go and stay with his family in Australia for a couple of weeks. I use the word "planning" in the loosest possible sense....

    Yeah, that's the one

    I feel I'll be making a decision days before I go anywhere, which is fine

    No visas for Dubai I take it?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:51

    Am totally falling asleep now, so see yas later. Night and lotsa love.

    Night dude

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 00:52

    Am totally falling asleep now, so see yas later. Night and lotsa love.

    night RG

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:52

    No visas for Dubai I take it?

    Presuming you're British? :P

    No you turn up, they stamp :D

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:53

    Presuming you're British? :P

    Legally, yes ;)

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 00:56

    Legally, yes ;)

    This sounds like an interesting story....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 00:59

    This sounds like an interesting story....

    Not really

    Born to Irish immigrants in London

    I consider myself Irish (Irish ex-pats would call me a 'plastic paddy')

    My British passport is purely a travel document in my eyes

    When asked, I call myself London Irish

    Took me years to work my identity out

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:00

    This sounds like an interesting story....

    I have no issue with being British

    I just had a very Irish upbringing, nuture & nature

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:01

    When asked, I call myself London Irish

    Took me years to work my identity out

    That sounds like some kind of sports team! I think deciding your own national identity is fair enough. No-one's right but your own....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:03

    That sounds like some kind of sports team!

    I think it's a Rugby club :)

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 01:03

    dinner is calling me. night!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:03

    When asked, I call myself London Irish

    Took me years to work my identity out

    Oddly, it took a year away from home to come to that conclusion.

    I really worked out who I had the affinity with

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:04

    dinner is calling me. night!

    ¡Buen apetito!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:06

    Oddly, it took a year away from home to come to that conclusion.

    I really worked out who I had the affinity with

    I was born in London and have lived in England all my life. I would always describe myself as Scottish though.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:09

    I was born in London and have lived in England all my life. I would always describe myself as Scottish though.

    Sounds good in my book

    As you say, how you feel is more important that what a census describes

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 01:10

    I think it's a Rugby club :)

    It is and there is a London Scottish rugby club

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:11

    It is and there is a London Scottish rugby club

    I think that's in Richmond

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:11

    you could say I'm from the old occupied kingdom of Wessex... :)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:12

    you could say I'm from the old occupied kingdom of Wessex... :)

    Nice!

    Have your family always hailed from those parts Pat?

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:17

    Nice!

    Have your family always hailed from those parts Pat?

    My family are all Glaswegian. I think I had one Irish grandparent.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:17

    My family are all Glaswegian. I think I had one Irish grandparent.

    As the Scots say, the one that could swim :)

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:18

    Nice!

    Have your family always hailed from those parts Pat?

    Yes. Actually I have a similar thing to you guys but on a county scale rather than a country scale :-)

    I grew up in Dorset but all my family are a generation or two removed from Somerset and Devon...

  • me12/02/2010 at 01:20

    am confused, are lotus launching at 6pm today?

    an evening launch, i'll be at work :(

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:20

    Yes. Actually I have a similar thing to you guys but on a county scale rather than a country scale :-)

    I grew up in Dorset but all my family are a generation or two removed from Somerset and Devon...

    and as you know, Wessex ran from Devon to Hampshire up to what, Gloucs? until about 850AD or whatever it was. then Thomas Hardy came along.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:21

    am confused, are lotus launching at 6pm today?

    That's quite late in Malaysia, isn't it?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 01:21

    am confused, are lotus launching at 6pm today?

    You are the most infulential person on the internet and you don't know what is going on. What chance do the rest of us have?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:21

    am confused, are lotus launching at 6pm today?

    Have you checked the SidepodCalendar? :)

  • me12/02/2010 at 01:21

    That's quite late in Malaysia, isn't it?

    yeah, i see no time information, but: http://twitter.com/tonyfernandes/status/8982036620

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:21

    am confused, are lotus launching at 6pm today?

    I have no idea. It'll happen when it happens. :-)

    The final IndyCar concept is out too, from Lola.

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:21

    Yes. Actually I have a similar thing to you guys but on a county scale rather than a country scale :-)

    I grew up in Dorset but all my family are a generation or two removed from Somerset and Devon...

    People move around too much these days! We should all just stay still and we'd have none of this mess....

  • me12/02/2010 at 01:21

    You are the most infulential person on the internet and you don't know what is going on. What chance do the rest of us have?

    :)

    :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 01:23

    People move around too much these days! We should all just stay still and we'd have none of this mess....

    My cousin researched part of the family tree. Five or six generations were born, lived and died in the same little town. I have been to more countries than the number of counties all of them together have been to.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:24

    People move around too much these days! We should all just stay still and we'd have none of this mess....

    I needed to move away. So did my sister. Rural areas are not nice to grow up in, nothing happens and you become sheltered. I came back for some stupid reason.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:25

    My cousin researched part of the family tree. Five or six generations were born, lived and died in the same little town. I have been to more countries than the number of counties all of them together have been to.

    In over 70 years my Mum has been to Spain, once

    Aside from Ireland, that's the only time she has left the British Isles

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:25

    I needed to move away. So did my sister. Rural areas are not nice to grow up in, nothing happens and you become sheltered. I came back for some stupid reason.

    She's now in Spain which is great because she's experiencing something different, but I'm a bit scared she wants to stay there... Selfishly I'd quite like for that not to happen.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:25

    People move around too much these days! We should all just stay still and we'd have none of this mess....

    Ooh no, it becomes like The League of Gentlemen then

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:28

    am confused, are lotus launching at 6pm today?

    All I can find at the moment is a Royal Horticultural Hall launch

    Where did you get 6pm from, is that Malaysian time?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:29

    Where did you get 6pm from, is that Malaysian time?

    Ignoer that, I see the tweet link

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:29

    Ooh no, it becomes like The League of Gentlemen then

    I don't really object to migration :P But some people take it too far!!

  • me12/02/2010 at 01:29

    All I can find at the moment is a Royal Horticultural Hall launch

    Where did you get 6pm from, is that Malaysian time?

    tony said "in 17hrs time", two hours ago.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:29

    tony said "in 17hrs time", two hours ago.

    Ready for the Breakfast news on Saturday in KL?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 01:30

    my parents have never left new zealand and my dad doesnt want to. So once he has been forced here in april i doubt he will ever come back. My mother on the other hand wants to go everywhere but never has because of dad. I would love to be able to afford to take her to europe one day.

  • me12/02/2010 at 01:31

    Ready for the Breakfast news on Saturday in KL?

    ahhh! could well be. a slight pain in the bum for me though.

    however, i can go to bed without prepping a breakout thread. catch y'all tomorrow.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:31

    Ready for the Breakfast news on Saturday in KL?

    ahhh! could well be. a slight pain in the bum for me though.

    however, i can go to bed without prepping a breakout thread. catch y'all tomorrow.

    Don't they know how influential you are?

    Night fella

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:34

    I'm off as well. Had planned an earlyish night but that fell apart when I didn't feel tired, best go now though.

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:34

    my parents have never left new zealand and my dad doesnt want to. So once he has been forced here in april i doubt he will ever come back. My mother on the other hand wants to go everywhere but never has because of dad. I would love to be able to afford to take her to europe one day.

    My family are very mobile. Even my gran used to go on holidays by herself. She kept globetrotting right up to 87!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:34

    my parents have never left new zealand and my dad doesnt want to. So once he has been forced here in april i doubt he will ever come back.

    So says the girl who bought a ticket to the Singapore GP in order to ensure she actually goes home from Europe! :)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:35

    I'm off as well. Had planned an earlyish night but that fell apart when I didn't feel tired, best go now though.

    See ya Pat

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 01:35

    oh my! I just read about alexander mcqueen. I liked his stuff, what a shame.

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:35

    I'm off as well. Had planned an earlyish night but that fell apart when I didn't feel tired, best go now though.

    Niiiight :)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:36

    oh my! I just read about alexander mcqueen. I liked his stuff, what a shame.

    I heard that earlier too :(

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 01:36

    No doubt I'll be secretly trying to find testing and rally info at work tomorrow morning..

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:38
  • Amy12/02/2010 at 01:41

    i have not bought my singapore ticket yet ;) i cant promise i wont return to europe, gotta sort a visa first though!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:42

    i have not bought my singapore ticket yet ;) i cant promise i wont return to europe, gotta sort a visa first though!

    Get a working Visa, just in case ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:43

    My favourite tweet of the day:

    I'll do almost anything to lose weight. But exercising and eating properly is where I draw the line.

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 01:50

    my flatmate is sad because she is moving to london in may but can only get a 2 year visa so she will have to come back before the olympics start. Guess i wont be going to any events with her ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:51

    my flatmate is sad because she is moving to london in may but can only get a 2 year visa so she will have to come back before the olympics start. Guess i wont be going to any events with her ;)

    She could end up with sponsorship to stay if she likes it

    The Olympic Village is about half an hour from my place

    Maybe I should think about going to an event

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 01:52

    Get a working Visa, just in case ;)

    Hehehe dooooo it!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:53

    Hehehe dooooo it!

    I got one when I went to Aus

    [Didn't work a single hour but I got my Responsible Service of Alcohol cert]

    Stop laughing!

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 01:56

    i am coming over for the tennis! And since ill be there id best go see some kiwis too. Once ive been to an olympics there really wont be anything on my "do this at least once in your life" list

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 01:59

    i am coming over for the tennis! And since ill be there id best go see some kiwis too. Once ive been to an olympics there really wont be anything on my "do this at least once in your life" list

    Wimbledon is June/July, are you talking about Roland Garros?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:02

    i am coming over for the tennis! And since ill be there id best go see some kiwis too. Once ive been to an olympics there really wont be anything on my "do this at least once in your life" list

    Drive an F1 car is not on your list?

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:03

    Drive an F1 car is not on your list?

    Cripes no way!!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:04

    Cripes no way!!

    Why not? It has been on mine for a long time and it is going to happen. It may take two or three years but it is going to happen

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:07

    My boss is having one of those 'red letter-type days' next week

    Driving a Lamborghini around Silverstone

    Officially jealous

    Luckily, he is first up in the [cold] morning and will probably spin ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:10

    So this is kinda early but I'm taking names for a St Patrick's Day get-together. Last year's was great, mini pies and everything!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:11

    Luckily, he is first up in the [cold] morning and will probably spin ;)

    The first laps in a frosty track can be pretty unpleasant and I have never done it in anything with the power of a Lamborghini. Hopefully they will send people out in their own road cars and let them run laps. A dozen cars doing 10-15 laps makes a huge difference to the grip.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:12

    So this is kinda early but I'm taking names for a St Patrick's Day get-together. Last year's was great, mini pies and everything!

    I haven't done Paddy's day properly since I was in Paris. The Irish bars had 6am licences and work started at 9. Tough day

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:12

    A dozen cars doing 10-15 laps makes a huge difference to the grip.

    I don't think this is that liberal

    Should be great fun though

    I'll definitely do a single seater day at some point

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:12

    no, the tennis at the olympics. Gonna watch roger get that golden slam ;) . Driving an f1 car is so not on my list, i hate going fast. My dad once took me up to 160kmh and i almost had a heart attack

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:12

    I haven't done Paddy's day properly since I was in Paris. The Irish bars had 6am licences and work started at 9. Tough day

    Ooh yes, I can imagine

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:13

    My dad once took me up to 160kmh and i almost had a heart attack

    100 mph!!

    You mean, we're driving to Belgium... slowly? :)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:15

    I haven't done Paddy's day properly since I was in Paris. The Irish bars had 6am licences and work started at 9. Tough day

    For the record, I've never had a day in Aviation Engineering like this.. at all

    The apprentices sure do get a lot of experience on those days... which never happened

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:16

    I don't think this is that liberal

    Should be great fun though

    Most of these places don't like people taking their own cars out without an instructor. I went through the racing school at Aintree and they were very relaxed about it once they knew you were sensible. I did the 28th and 29th of December there one year and the track was white so everyone with a car was sent out to bang in laps to try and make the surface black. I was always of the opinion that no way would I push it in my own car in a track but once you have done a few laps it gets a little competitive

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:17

    no, the tennis at the olympics. Gonna watch roger get that golden slam ;) . Driving an f1 car is so not on my list, i hate going fast. My dad once took me up to 160kmh and i almost had a heart attack

    Speed is very different when you are driving. It feels much slower. My mother didn't pass her test until she was in her fifties and if I went over 50 mph she got wound up. A few weeks after passing her test she was quite happily driving at 70

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:18

    You mean, we're driving to Belgium... slowly? :)

    Is that allowed?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:18

    we are driving to belgium at or near the legal speed limit :D

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:18

    I was always of the opinion that no way would I push it in my own car in a track but once you have done a few laps it gets a little competitive

    He's a bit of a racer at heart but now only has a super-mini shopping trolley for a car and some American motorbike [Buelle?]

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:19

    we are driving to belgium at or near the legal speed limit :D

    So if I go via Germany, we're all good ;)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:19

    we are driving to belgium at or near the legal speed limit :D

    That's what he said

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:19

    Is that allowed?

    Shhhhh!

    Any further thoughts on Spa, btw Steven?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:19

    the fastest i have driven myself is about 130 and that was about my limit!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:20

    :cry:

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:20

    :cry:

    'sup?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:20

    Any further thoughts on Spa, btw Steven?

    Ask me in a couple of weeks

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:20

    the fastest i have driven myself is about 130 and that was about my limit!

    That's only 80mph

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:20

    Ask me in a couple of weeks

    Will do, in person hopefully

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:21

    :cry:

    NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:21

    'sup?

    No Spa for Alison :( No holiday for Alison at all :cry:

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:21

    That's only 80mph

    Yeah, lets confuse her with the Imperial system

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:21

    No Spa for Alison :( No holiday for Alison at all :cry:

    Why not?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:21

    lets go via anywhere interesting :D i will accept speediness if it is legal. It feels safer somehow.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:21

    No Spa for Alison :( No holiday for Alison at all :cry:

    Beg, borrow, steal?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:22

    lets go via anywhere interesting :D i will accept speediness if it is legal. It feels safer somehow.

    You don't want to be sitting in a car with people passing you going 50mph faster. That can be dangerous so best to go fast

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:22

    Why not?

    Money is not my friend!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:22

    lets go via anywhere interesting :D i will accept speediness if it is legal. It feels safer somehow.

    Deal

    Scenic route it is

    I may need to invest in a SatNav App

    We may also leave London earlier than Thursday [who knows]

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:23

    Spacewalk just started. I finally saw some space stuff this week

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:23

    i dont get why your crazy country still uses miles. What are you, the metric hating usa? ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:24

    Money is not my friend!

    I'd offer a travel companion ticket to [I don't know yet] but I'm not sure it'd be appropriate

    If so, March holibobs?

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:24

    i dont get why your crazy country still uses miles. What are you, the metric hating usa? ;)

    Sort of. Unless you're a market trader. Then we shut you in jail for using imperial units :P

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:24

    Astronauts should not have English accents. It's just not right. It sounds like cheap sci fi

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:25

    my phone does satnav! I have already downloaded all the europe maps :D

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:25

    i dont get why your crazy country still uses miles. What are you, the metric hating usa? ;)

    They inventewd them, there's an attachment

    The law doesn't even stop some people!

    If you've ever seen British money before decimalisation you'd understand the propensity for confusing number systems here

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:26

    my phone does satnav! I have already downloaded all the europe maps :D

    Data Roaming charges?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:26

    my phone does satnav! I have already downloaded all the europe maps :D

    You are way too organised

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:26

    Astronauts should not have English accents. It's just not right. It sounds like cheap sci fi

    Moon is awesome

    Though not much in the way of British accents though

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:26

    nope, the gps works without connecting to the data network

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:27

    Moon is awesome

    Though not much in the way of British accents though

    I was thinking more of that stupid thing that was on BBC recently

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:29

    nope, the gps works without connecting to the data network

    That's not Satnav, that's a map! :)

    I need, for Belgium: turn left at the lights. When I'm lost in Andorra

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:29

    I was thinking more of that stupid thing that was on BBC recently

    Pah!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:29

    I need, for Belgium: turn left at the lights. When I'm lost in Andorra

    Did I say I like adventures?

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:29

    I'd offer a travel companion ticket to [I don't know yet] but I'm not sure it'd be appropriate

    Ooooh that's very kind of you! I'll definitely think about it. Especially if I've quite my job ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:30

    Ooooh that's very kind of you! I'll definitely think about it. Especially if I've quite my job ;)

    That week in March that I mentioned

    Otherwise, after April... I have no plans really :)

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:31

    it can connect to the data network to assist in finding a sat signal faster but i dont normally bother. It saved my life in sydney, i got lost in bondi!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:31

    I need, for Belgium: turn left at the lights. When I'm lost in Andorra

    If you are in Andorra you can find most of the way to Belgium by the position of the sun. No technology required

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:31

    That week in March that I mentioned

    Hong Kong is still quite open apparently [availablility wise]

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:32

    If you are in Andorra you can find most of the way to Belgium by the position of the sun. No technology required

    And at night?

    Scrub that, I'll be in the pub!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:32

    That week in March that I mentioned

    Otherwise, after April... I have no plans really :)

    Oookay well sorry to shake off the independent woman thing but it depends what young Nicholas is up to really.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:32

    it can connect to the data network to assist in finding a sat signal faster but i dont normally bother. It saved my life in sydney, i got lost in bondi!

    Bondi is easy. Walk away from the water

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:33

    Oookay well sorry to shake off the independent woman thing but it depends what young Nicholas is up to really.

    No worries

    Well, the option is there

    [may be a limited offer, things move quickly in the last minute trip business]

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:34

    [may be a limited offer, things move quickly in the last minute trip business]

    That's no problem. You're too kind! :D

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:34

    it can connect to the data network to assist in finding a sat signal faster but i dont normally bother. It saved my life in sydney, i got lost in bondi!

    If in water, look for all the pink Irish & English people

    That's the beach

    Bondi rule No.1

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:36

    That's no problem. You're too kind! :D

    If Giggles won't come to Manilla [fool], someone should gain somewhere

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 02:36

    If Giggles won't come to Manilla [fool], someone should gain somewhere

    Alison's coming to Manila?

    YEAAAAAH! :D

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:38

    Alison's coming to Manila?YEAAAAAH! :D

    :lol:

    Journeyer, you wouldn't believe the trouble I'm having giving this ticket away!

    Howdy, btw

    [Another awesome Head-ping tonight]

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:39

    Alison's coming to Manila?

    I don't even know where Manila is ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:41

    I don't even know where Manila is ;)

    Here's a clue.. oh wait ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:41

    I really fancy Morocco though

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:41

    I don't even know where Manila is ;)

    It is here

    http://twitpic.com/128p5g

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:42

    To clarify I definitely do know where Manila is.... I had a bit of trouble with Malta that's all :P

    Also morning Journeyer!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:43

    I don't even know where Manila is ;)

    It is here

    http://twitpic.com/128p5g

    I recognise that Twitpic :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:43

    To clarify I definitely do know where Manila is.... I had a bit of trouble with Malta that's all :P

    Malta and Manilla are right next to each other. Both south east-ish from here

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:43

    To clarify I definitely do know where Manila is.... I had a bit of trouble with Malta that's all :P

    I remember the aftermath

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:44

    I recognise that Twitpic :)

    It made an appearance earlier today

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:44

    I remember the aftermath

    He loves me really....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:44

    To clarify I definitely do know where Manila is.... I had a bit of trouble with Malta that's all :P

    It's where Maltesers are made, obviously

    [someone had to, Giggles & Jon are probably asleep]

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:49

    It made an appearance earlier today

    What is it?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:50

    What is it?

    A Twitpic from the International Space Station, of Manilla

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:50

    What is it?

    It is Manilla as photographed from the space shuttle. They were posting twitpics and people were tweeting them with requests for places they wanted twitpics of.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:51

    It is Manilla as photographed from the space shuttle. They were posting twitpics and people were tweeting them with requests for places they wanted twitpics of.

    ISS not shuttle

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:52

    They were posting twitpics and people were tweeting them with requests for places they wanted twitpics of.

    Cool pics too

    Especially when the shuttle was coming up to dock

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 02:52

    It is Manilla as photographed from the space shuttle. They were posting twitpics and people were tweeting them with requests for places they wanted twitpics of.

    Oooooooh coolio!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:53

    Cool pics too

    Especially when the shuttle was coming up to dock

    I missed that whole section of the mission this time. I always love it and the shuttle flyaround after the mission before the two vehicles separate properly

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:55

    Oooooooh coolio!

    There are a stack of them. NASA has a twitter account that shows the tweets of all astronuats where you can find all the twitpics. They are all I think by the Japanese astronaut Astro_Soichi

    http://twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:56

    Oooooooh coolio!

    http://twitter.com/astro_Soichi

    You don't have to log in if you don't want to twitter ;)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 02:57

    You don't have to log in if you don't want to twitter ;)

    I tend to ignore all the individual astronaut accounts and check the combined account. One of NASA's better ideas. It includes astronauts of all nations

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:58

    They are all I think by the Japanese astronaut Astro_Soichi

    So is he part of NASA or a Japanese... don't know what the term is and can't be ar*ed to google

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 02:58

    oh boo i tried to promote joes evening on a forum full of aussies but the url to the page has changed and i cant fix it on my mobile.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:58

    I tend to ignore all the individual astronaut accounts and check the combined account. One of NASA's better ideas. It includes astronauts of all nations

    Good idea, very ISS

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:59

    Good idea, very ISS

    Or United Federation Of Planets [or Twitterdom]

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 02:59

    oh boo i tried to promote joes evening on a forum full of aussies but the url to the page has changed and i cant fix it on my mobile.

    Joe needs a new webmaster

    I think he should hire Mr C

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:00

    So is he part of NASA or a Japanese... don't know what the term is and can't be ar*ed to google

    He is With JAXA the Japanese space agency. All the astronauts wear a flag on their uniforms that show which agency they are with. The guy doing the spacewalk now who was born in England has a US falg so he is NASA and not ESA. I assumed he moved to America a long time ago but just kept his accent.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:00

    oh boo i tried to promote joes evening on a forum full of aussies but the url to the page has changed and i cant fix it on my mobile.

    BOO

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:01

    Or United Federation Of Planets [or Twitterdom]

    United Federation of Planet doesn't really work. You need more planets to chip in

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:01

    oh boo i tried to promote joes evening on a forum full of aussies but the url to the page has changed and i cant fix it on my mobile.

    This is the page I'm getting, linked from his blog

    http://www.morienval.com/joeinmelbourne.html

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:02

    He is With JAXA the Japanese space agency. All the astronauts wear a flag on their uniforms that show which agency they are with. The guy doing the spacewalk now who was born in England has a US falg so he is NASA and not ESA. I assumed he moved to America a long time ago but just kept his accent.

    It must help with the chicks

    As if being an astronaut wasn't enough

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:05

    He is a Yorkshireman who went to Harrow then Cambridge and moved to the USA in 1994

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:06

    He is a Yorkshireman who went to Harrow then Cambridge and moved to the USA in 1994

    He gets around

    Bet he lives in the Hamptons between missions

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:08

    Bet he lives in the Hamptons between missions

    Rye, New York. No idea which part of NY Rye is in

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:09

    Q: @brentspiner Why is your hair white but your eyebrows are brown?

    A: I dye my hair white. Or, my hair is older than my eyebrows.

    :lol:

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 03:09

    that one works, i was trying to link to the actual blog post about it. Must find new link.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:09

    Rye, New York. No idea which part of NY Rye is in

    Looks like Westchester county

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:10

    Q: @brentspiner Why is your hair white but your eyebrows are brown?

    A: I dye my hair white. Or, my hair is older than my eyebrows.

    :lol:

    Did you see him live on TWIT in Vegas. He is so funny

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:10

    Rye, New York. No idea which part of NY Rye is in

    Weschester County, NY

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:10

    I seem to have abadoned the use of question marks for some reason

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:11

    Weschester County, NY

    Just said that

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:12

    Did you see him live on TWIT in Vegas. He is so funny

    I didn't

    I rarely catch stuff live these days, the tinternet has mmade me lazy[er]

    Shall seek, Brent is the shiznit

    Ole Yellow Eyes.. is a v. strange album

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:12

    Your general knowledge is all far too good!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:12

    Just said that

    I know, it was an echo in the time space continuum

    #blamedata

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:12

    I didn't

    I rarely catch stuff live these days, the tinternet has mmade me lazy[er]

    It's on iTunes as a short show on its own. Look for TWIT @ CES

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:13

    Your google usage is all far too good!

    fixed

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:13

    Your general knowledge is all far too good!

    What you talking about?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:13

    It's on iTunes as a short show on its own. Look for TWIT @ CES

    On it

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:13

    It's on iTunes as a short show on its own. Look for TWIT @ CES

    You and Mr C are addicting me to Leo

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:14

    You and Mr C are addicting me to Leo

    There is so much good stuff on there

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:14

    Your google usage is all far too good!

    Google = Satan

    This is perhaps why I don't know things....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:15

    You and Mr C are addicting me to Leo

    Is that even a verb?

    [This question is brought to you by Chilean Merlot]

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:15

    On it

    [email protected] 7 and TWIT 230 if you want the full show

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:15

    Google = Satan

    But Bing is just...

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:16

    But Bing is just...

    Bing image search is awesome

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:16

    Is that even a verb?

    [This question is brought to you by Chilean Merlot]

    I'd say no. Have you been spending too much time with a management consultant?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:16

    On it

    [email protected] 7 and TWIT 230 if you want the full show

    I don't wanna email them [link fail oops;)]

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:17

    Bing image search is awesome

    [shudders]

    http://www.wolframalpha.com/ FTW

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:18

    I'd say no. Have you been spending too much time with a management consultant?

    TWIT infomercials

    [which are doing my head in]

    This podcast is brought to you by...

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:18

    You could skip iTunes and go to http://www.twit.tv/ces7

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:19

    I'd say no. Have you been spending too much time with a management consultant?

    I hate those btw

    I could do the same for 1/8 the price

    You, Steven and I should set it up

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:19

    This podcast is brought to you by...

    Eurgh!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:20

    I could do the same for 1/8 the price

    You, Steven and I should set it up

    I'll action this later today. For sure.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:20

    You could skip iTunes and go to http://www.twit.tv/ces7

    Then I'd have to look now

    I'd never get the chance to put it on the list...

    Does not compute

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:21

    I hate those btw

    Those people should be shot as soon as they walk in the door then every 20 seconds after that for 1000 years

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:21

    I'll action this later today. For sure.

    Points to all those in the room now who get 'for sure' in the most conversations tomorrow

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:21

    Those people should be shot as soon as they walk in the door then every 20 seconds after that for 1000 years

    Quoted for truth

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:21

    Then I'd have to look now

    I'd never get the chance to put it on the list...

    Does not compute

    The short version is about 12 minutes.

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:22

    I've decided you all speak another language. Bing, twit... What are these things?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:23

    This podcast is brought to you by...

    Eurgh!

    Quality podcasting comes at a price

    Leo doesn't have to worry about overheating MacBooks

    Just saying

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:23

    I've decided you all speak another language. Bing, twit... What are these things?

    No TWIT would mean no Sidepodcast.

  • KerbRider12/02/2010 at 03:23

    I cant commit myself to a yay or nay for the new silverstone layout. no bridge hurts me. It was as fun last sector to drive around. (from gaming expereince only)

    I hope the new bits have some gradient and camber fluctuations to mix it up. thats all i hope for

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:24

    I've decided you all speak another language. Bing, twit... What are these things?

    Bing: Microsofts Google

    Twit: This Week In Tech: a tech podcast, by the podcast guru Leo Laporte

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:25

    No TWIT would mean no Sidepodcast.

    This is an absolute

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:25

    I cant commit myself to a yay or nay for the new silverstone layout. no bridge hurts me. It was as fun last sector to drive around. (from gaming expereince only)

    I hope the new bits have some gradient and camber fluctuations to mix it up. thats all i hope for

    They will struggle to get any gradient in there because the whole area is flat and there are two runways in the middle of the track and this section goes very close to them. Pilots would not be happy to find a big lump on the middle of the runway

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:25

    I cant commit myself to a yay or nay for the new silverstone layout. no bridge hurts me. It was as fun last sector to drive around. (from gaming expereince only)

    I hope the new bits have some gradient and camber fluctuations to mix it up. thats all i hope for

    Hi KR

    I looked at the question and figured I had too little backround info to answer

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:26

    Twit: This Week In Tech: a tech podcast, by the podcast guru Leo Laporte

    Leo invented podcasting on a ball

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:26

    Quality podcasting comes at a price

    Leo doesn't have to worry about overheating MacBooks

    Oh I see. I associate that phrase with dodgy dating podcasts my housemate used to listen to at stupid hours of the morning when I had work.....

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:27

    Oh I see. I associate that phrase with dodgy dating podcasts my housemate used to listen to at stupid hours of the morning when I had work.....

    Dating podcasts?

    !!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:28

    Dating podcasts?

    Can't even think how that would work

    Reminds me: Sarah Beeney's site needs an update from me

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:28

    Dating podcasts?

    You know.... "how to make him propose today" "make your boyfriend love housework" stereotypical woman's trash!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:28

    You know.... "how to make him propose today" "make your boyfriend love housework" stereotypical woman's trash!

    4 easy steps to a new you....

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:28

    Quality podcasting comes at a price

    Leo doesn't have to worry about overheating MacBooks

    That is because he pulled in close to $2million last year. A couple of months ago he announced that he was not going to take a salary any more but only live on the donations people made so that he would only get what he was worth. The first month after he said that donations went from the regular $9000 per month to $20000

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:28

    You know.... "how to make him propose today" "make your boyfriend love housework" stereotypical woman's trash!

    Bleurghh!

    You shared a house with one of those, poor you

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:29

    You shared a house with one of those, poor you

    She stole my router!!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:30

    That is because he pulled in close to $2million last year. ...The first month after he said that donations went from the regular $9000 per month to $20000

    Steve Jobs draws a $1 salary from Apple

    His share options in Apple [& Disney] are sizeable

    No doubt, Leo has "options" too

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:32

    4 easy steps to a new you....

    10 ways to hack into your ex-boyfriend's social media sites

    Bloody cosmo ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:32

    She stole my router!!

    Revenge is a dish...

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:33

    No doubt, Leo has "options" too

    His TWIT salary was only half of his salary as his radio shows pay the other half. TWIT pulled in between $1.5 and $2 million with costs of around half a million. So he is not exactly struggling. Also he has been making good money for a lot of years.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:33

    Revenge is a dish...

    best not cooked by Mr C?

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:33

    10 ways to hack into your ex-boyfriend's social media sites

    Too easy..... (not that I would ever behave like that!)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:34

    Revenge is a dish...

    best not cooked by Mr C?

    Not as catchy but very true

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:35

    You could skip iTunes and go to http://www.twit.tv/ces7

    Why was Levar tweeted so much but not Brent?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:37

    Why was Levar tweeted so much but not Brent?

    Don't know but Levar is very active on twitter and is a serious geek. Brent seems to enjoy it but is not involved to the same extent. I would love to see Brent let loose to do something as himself because he comes across really well. We need to get him on a sidepodpanel

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:38

    Don't know but Levar is very active on twitter and is a serious geek. Brent seems to enjoy it but is not involved to the same extent. I would love to see Brent let loose to do something as himself because he comes across really well. We need to get him on a sidepodpanel

    Brents tweets are quite funny

    I should look into L's

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:38

    Steven, we've really let the inner Geek out now!

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:38

    Steven, we've really let the inner Geek out now!

    No kidding!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:39

    Steven, we've really let the inner Geek out now!

    How? When?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:39

    How? When?

    I think it sneaked up on us with a pillow

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:39

    Steven, we've really let the inner Geek out now!

    Catch it kill it bin it?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:40

    No kidding!

    You were confused by Bing! ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:40

    Catch it kill it bin it?

    PMSL

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:41

    Steven, we've really let the inner Geek out now!

    I don't know enough to be a geek. I just try and understand what is going on

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:41

    Catch it kill it bin it?

    OI!

    NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:41

    I don't know enough to be a geek. I just try and understand what is going on

    What... EVA! :D

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:42

    NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:43

    ?

    Fridge talk?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:43

    ?

    He is going to protect me from you

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:43

    He is going to protect me from you

    :lol:

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 03:44

    He is going to protect me from you

    Hahahahahahahaha

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:45

    Google giving out lots of Nexus One phones at CES to the hoi polloi then

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:45

    Google giving out lots of Nexus One phones at CES to the hoi polloi then

    Levar dropping in the Google convo's already [shame]

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:46

    Google giving out lots of Nexus One phones at CES to the hoi polloi then

    Some people seemed to acquire them. I guess playing an android has its advantages

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:46

    Some people seemed to acquire them. I guess playing an android has its advantages

    Possibly :)

    Philip K Dick's family disagree

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:48

    Laugh my socks off at Brent

    That was a good interview

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:48

    Laugh my socks off at Brent

    That was a good interview

    I had no idea the guy was so funny

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:48

    I had no idea the guy was so funny

    He really is

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:49

    I had no idea the guy was so funny

    Some of his Data moments

    Quite comically natural

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:50

    Amy's being quiet

    Good sport on or is she actually working?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:50

    He really is

    I noticed he totally cracked Levar up so he has the kind of sense of humour that lasts. A lot of people are hysterical for an hour or two bu they have known each other for 20 years

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:50

    I noticed he totally cracked Levar up so he has the kind of sense of humour that lasts. A lot of people are hysterical for an hour or two bu they have known each other for 20 years

    Very true

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:50

    Amy's being quiet

    Good sport on or is she actually working?

    She probably has her hands under her new blanket to keep them warm

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:51

    She probably has her hands under her new blanket to keep them warm

    She needs the glove equivalent of Billy Conolly's Big Slipper

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:52

    I noticed he totally cracked Levar up so he has the kind of sense of humour that lasts. A lot of people are hysterical for an hour or two bu they have known each other for 20 years

    Wonder if they're actually pals

    Wishing my friend @BrentSpiner a Happy Birthday! He's a really good man. Send him some birthday love...!

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 03:52

    actually working! And not a twit lsvends so not commenting.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:53

    She needs the glove equivalent of Billy Conolly's Big Slipper

    I think she needs a tent to put her desk in so that she can work in a sensible temperature

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 03:53

    actually working! And not a twit listener so not commenting.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:53

    actually working! And not a twit lsvends so not commenting.

    Is that Finnish?

    And not so busy to ego-filter ;)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:53

    Wonder if they're actually pals

    They seem to be but then they are actors

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:54

    They seem to be but then they are actors

    Aye

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 03:54

    ooh that first misspelled one wasnt meant to go through!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:55

    actually working! And not a twit listener so not commenting.

    I thought that was some weird Kiwi word that I had never heard before

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:55

    actually working! And not a twit listener so not commenting.

    Just chatting, I only listen to the Mac weekly show. Not a huge TWIT fan

    Weekend plans Amy, seeing as it's POET's day there?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:55

    ooh that first misspelled one wasnt meant to go through!

    Is it still misspelled if only one letter is correct?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:55

    I thought that was some weird Kiwi word that I had never heard before

    Kiwi is most mis-understood when heard, not read ;)

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 03:56

    i cant ego filter on mobile doohickey! I am just epic lurking

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:56

    i cant ego filter on mobile doohickey! I am just epic lurking

    One eye work, the other SPC

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 03:58

    i am working tomorrow and meant to be going out drinking tomorrow night. I think ive forgotten how, its been so long. Might not happen though as I cant get hold of the girl i barely know who invited me. (so barely i dont have her phone number)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 03:59

    i am working tomorrow and meant to be going out drinking tomorrow night. I think ive forgotten how, its been so long. Might not happen though as I cant get hold of the girl i barely know who invited me. (so barely i dont have her phone number)

    Is she the one that will hold your hair back?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 03:59

    Way past my bedtime. Again. #blamealison.

    Good night all

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:01

    Way past my bedtime. Again. #blamealison.

    Good night all

    G'night Steven

    Is not often I get to say that, it must be late

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 04:04

    ooh just as i say that she tweeted me to exchange numbers. If we are going clubbing i wont stay long enough to throw up because clubbing sucks but if we are just going to a pub things could get dangerous. I need to build up tolerance for spa. And good night steven!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:04

    Ok, I'm going soon but Alison: think about Spa general access/camping and free flights in March to ... wherever

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:05

    ooh just as i say that she tweeted me to exchange numbers. If we are going clubbing i wont stay long enough to throw up because clubbing sucks but if we are just going to a pub things could get dangerous. I need to build up tolerance for spa. And good night steven!

    Is there a reason for this night? The start time will probably give the venue away

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 04:09

    she is new in town and only knows one of the group so asked me along but i have only met her once and i have never met any of the others. They are all kiwis though.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:10

    she is new in town and only knows one of the group so asked me along but i have only met her once and i have never met any of the others. They are all kiwis though.

    In a land where folk talk funny, you have a common connection at least ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:10

    she is new in town and only knows one of the group so asked me along but i have only met her once and i have never met any of the others. They are all kiwis though.

    Tell her about your trip to the Speight's bar in London

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 04:11

    Ok, I'm going soon but Alison: think about Spa general access/camping and free flights in March to ... wherever

    You're too kind I definitely shall :)

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 04:13

    if it all goes wrong we can talk tennis, thats how i met her haha

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:14

    if it all goes wrong we can talk tennis, thats how i met her haha

    Seems fair enough

    Ask her if she likes F1

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 04:17

    she is not from the south island so speights wont impress her!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:18

    she is not from the south island so speights wont impress her!

    Pah!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:20

    :D

    Am looking for a pic on my 'puter but found this link instead

    Joey: A Moo Point

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iObtPBh3NXs

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 04:21

    i dont think she does, she looked confused to hear that i was going to 4 races next year when i could spend that money going to tennis instead.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:22

    she is not from the south island so speights wont impress her!

    Where all the people live? Weird!

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 04:25

    everyone lives in the north, crazy folk. Everyone knows south is better.

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:26

    everyone lives in the north, crazy folk. Everyone knows south is better.

    True

    Just ask the sheep

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:33

    Journeyer, you wouldn't believe the trouble I'm having giving this ticket away!

    People saying no to a free ticket?? Are they mad?!

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:36

    People saying no to a free ticket?? Are they mad?!

    Words fail me, business class too!

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:37

    i cant ego filter on mobile doohickey! I am just epic lurking

    epic lurking - phrase of the day. :D

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:38

    epic lurking - phrase of the day. :D

    Should go in the dictionary, I'm almost spent

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:38

    Ok, I'm going soon but Alison: think about Spa general access/camping and free flights in March to ... wherever

    You're too kind I definitely shall

    Yay! :D *rooting for Alison to say yes*

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:39

    Words fail me, business class too!

    Oh, COME ON! :O

    They.are.NUTS.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:39

    Should go in the dictionary, I'm almost spent

    Note to self: Ask Amy to add epic lurking to the dictionary. ;)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:40

    Oh, COME ON! :O

    They.are.NUTS.

    On longhaul, it could be an upgrade to First

    Just saying

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:40

    On longhaul, it could be an upgrade to First

    oh, now that's just insane. :O

    I wish I had a friend with that kind of pull here... *dreaming of Europe*

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 04:53

    Right, if I don't go now, getting up at noon with a hangover will be tiresome

    I need to sleep.

    G'night

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 04:55

    Right, if I don't go now, getting up at noon with a hangover will be tiresomeI need to sleep.

    Night Bassano.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:05

    Christine, this may be of help to you, especially with those pesky lookalike Williams helmets. :D

    2010 F1 Spotters Guide

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:06

    2010 F1 Spotters Guide

    Updated to a more specific link. ;)

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 07:06

    World Rally Radio live now: http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=250

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 07:07

    It's -22 in Sweden. I hope Lady Snowcat brought a warm jacket.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:08

    World Rally Radio live now: http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=250

    Listening now.

    The last song before they went live? Under Pressure. Brilliant. :D

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:08

    It's -22 in Sweden. I hope Lady Snowcat brought a warm jacket.

    Lady Snowcat is in Sweden now?! *jealous*

    Morning Kathi.

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 07:09

    Lady Snowcat is in Sweden now?! *jealous*

    At least that was the plan

    Morning Kathi.

    Morning Journeyer

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:09

    Marcus has won this 5 times?! Hmmm. It looks like I might've made the right move dropping Kimi for Marcus in Fantasy WRC. We shall see...

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:10

    At least that was the plan

    She is a true blue Kimi fan. That's all I can say.

    Can I just say - it seems Kimi has already smiled more in the past 2 weeks than he's smiled in the last 2 years.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:15

    Back to F1, what time is the Lotus F1 launch?

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 07:19

    Back to F1, what time is the Lotus F1 launch?

    4pm UK time if you believe Tony Fernandes

    http://twitter.com/tonyfernandes/statuses/8982036620

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:20

    4pm UK time if you believe Tony Fernandeshttp://twitter...s/statuses/8982036620

    The launch is in the UK, then?

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 07:22

    The launch is in the UK, then?

    London

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 07:28

    London

    I see. They also seem to be in Jerez this morning. Will they be joining the tests from here on out?

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 07:41

    Morning all,

    Know FOFA? (F1 Fans Association), turns out theres been a fan-association for much longer...

    http://www.fosa.org/

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 08:08

    i have a heavy bag of groceries and the bag has a small tear in it. Will I make it home without depositing my shopping on the footpath? Stay tuned.

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 08:14

    2 hours to go before the last pre-holiday day in office ends . 9 days off to follow

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 08:14

    I see. They also seem to be in Jerez this morning. Will they be joining the tests from here on out?

    they should join the next week test I believe

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:22

    http://www.fosa.org/

    They usually end up sending a bit of spam, but I do remember them getting the scoop on the rest on the Briatore dossier.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:23

    i have a heavy bag of groceries and the bag has a small tear in it. Will I make it home without depositing my shopping on the footpath? Stay tuned.

    Sounds like a good TV show. :D

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:23

    2 hours to go before the last pre-holiday day in office ends . 9 days off to follow

    That's a long Chinese New Year holiday. :D

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 08:36

    Sounds like a good TV show. :D

    I made it! And I fixed the gate when I went to get the mail for the first time in a week. The AGPC sent me a letter to say tickets are selling like hot cakes since a certain ex champion announced his return.

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 08:39

    Morning.

    Just asked my colleaguea a rather technical question. We had a big discussion regarding various engineering terms and practices, then after about 15 minutes, one turns around and says "So basically the answer is no then" :D

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 08:41

    Hello all.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:44

    I made it! And I fixed the gate when I went to get the mail for the first time in a week. The AGPC sent me a letter to say tickets are selling like hot cakes since a certain ex champion announced his return.

    No surprise there at all... ;)

    Poor Webber though. A German legend's comeback is a bigger pull than an Aussie's maiden win.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:44

    Just asked my colleague a rather technical question. We had a big discussion regarding various engineering terms and practices, then after about 15 minutes, one turns around and says "So basically the answer is no then"

    :D

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:45

    Hello all.

    Morning Christine. :)

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 08:47

    Poor Webber though. A German legend's comeback is a bigger pull than an Aussie's maiden win.

    he is mentioned in the same paragraph, with some terrible English abuse...

    "our very own Mark Webber is a real chance to record his first race win in Melbourne!"

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 08:50

    he is mentioned in the same paragraph, with some terrible English abuse..."our very own Mark Webber is a real chance to record his first race win in Melbourne!"

    Ouch. That's grammar that can hurt my eyes.

    Not to mention that cliche phrase "our very own"...

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 08:51

    Not to mention that cliche phrase "our very own"...

    its the paper version of TV's "Australia's Mark Webber"

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 09:01

    In an interview with Olivier Quesnel (Citroen team manager), it seems there's a lot of F1 drivers who's interested to try a rally car. And not just Vettel and Kubica.

    The interviewer mentioned Hamilton wants to try it. Quesnel mentioned Alonso approached him about a prospective run.

    Quesnel also mentions he thinks Prodrive will be back, and VW will follow suit...

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 09:03

    Oh, and Kimi Raikkonen interview coming up soon on World Rally Radio... :D

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 09:08

    Oh, and Kimi Raikkonen interview coming up soon on World Rally Radio...

    Now! :D

  • Dank12/02/2010 at 09:25

    Quesnel also mentions he thinks Prodrive will be back, and VW will follow suit...

    Well course they are. They're running the Mini WRC entry next year?

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 09:26

    Well course they are. They're running the Mini WRC entry next year?

    Prodrive-Mini? Interesting. Will they lure Petter Solberg back?

  • Dank12/02/2010 at 09:32

    Prodrive-Mini? Interesting. Will they lure Petter Solberg back?

    Don't have a clue who is perhaps lined up, but it's been mooted for the best part of a year and is due to be unveiled next month.

    Hence why I was a bit surprised to hear Citroen's rally head-honcho say he reckons Prodrive would be back soon!

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 09:33

    Hence why I was a bit surprised to hear Citroen's rally head-honcho say he reckons Prodrive would be back soon!

    More competition = more incentive to stay?

  • Dank12/02/2010 at 09:33

    More competition = more incentive to stay?

    Of course.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 10:22

    Hi.

    we are driving to belgium at or near the legal speed limit :D

    Is the limit in Belgium the same as France? That was good - you could do 80mph and not worry about cops with radar guns.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 10:24

    lets go via anywhere interesting :D i will accept speediness if it is legal. It feels safer somehow.

    Since it should only take 3hrs from the tunnel there is time to go to interesting places... perhaps a discussion for nearer the time.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 10:24

    At the lunch break, Kimi is 11th, 5 seconds behind 10th placed Justin Wilson - and remember, points are up to 10th!

  • Alex Andronov12/02/2010 at 10:32

    On the twitter thing... I was interested in this paperchase scandal...

  • Alex Andronov12/02/2010 at 10:32

    On the twitter thing... I was interested in this paperchase scandal...

    sorry this paperchase scandal... http://www.speedcommunications.com/blogs/wadds/2010/02/11/paperchase-social-media-storm-versus-journalistic-integrity-and-implications-for-crisis-communications/

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 10:46

    Hello, how's sidepodland? Hardly had time to poke my head in lately

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 10:48

    Hello, how's sidepodland? Hardly had time to poke my head in lately

    Morning Mav

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 10:49

    Morning Mav

    Morning Adie

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 10:59

    Morning Mav

    Morning Adie

    Afternoon!

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:01

    sorry this paperchase scandal... http://www.spe...risis-communications/

    "companies must engage in the channels used their customers."

    what it doesn't say, is that compaines can then retaliate. as, effectively, williams did this morning.

    also, i didn't know about this: http://handbook.reuters.com/index.php/Motor_Racing

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:05

    what it doesn't say, is that compaines can then retaliate. as, effectively, williams did this morning.

    amazon appear to have pulled the offending item too.

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 11:06

    Off for a bit all.

    Laters

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 11:06

    also, i didn't know about this: http://handboo...ndex.php/Motor_Racing

    Oooh, excellent.

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:09

    also, i didn't know about this: http://handboo...ndex.php/Motor_Racing

    "The plural of grand prix is grands prix"

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:10

    "The plural of grand prix is grands prix"

    Too right it is (now why did the end of my comment go missing?)

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 11:11

    Mr Roberts says: Just been looking at Stuart Codling's impressive first book: 'The Art of the Formula 1 race car.' Well worth a look at...

    I want a go.

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:12

    Mr Roberts says: Just been looking at Stuart Codling's impressive first book: 'The Art of the Formula 1 race car.' Well worth a look at...

    I've got a copy in the post ready to give away... just haven't decided how yet

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 11:12

    also, i didn't know about this: http://handboo...ndex.php/Motor_Racing

    I usually say Formula 1 - is that wrong?

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:13

    I've got a copy in the post ready to give away... just haven't decided how yet

    it's shipping already?

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:13

    I usually say Formula 1 - is that wrong?

    f1.com (ironically) always use Formula One don't they

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:13

    it's shipping already?

    Not generally

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:14

    Not generally

    ahh, phew. 1 march says amazon.

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 11:15

    I've got a copy in the post ready to give away... just haven't decided how yet

    I think you should give it to me.

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:16

    ahh, phew. 1 march says amazon.

    Publisher told me 10th, but that it might change by a few more weeks yet

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:16

    I think you should give it to me.

    we have a winner!

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:16

    I think you should give it to me.

    is that because the cover features dumbo flugel?

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:17

    Publisher told me 10th, but that it might change by a few more weeks yet

    good lord print takes sooooooo long. if james has seen it, it must be finished. just release it already.

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 11:18

    is that because the cover features dumbo flugel?

    I'm assuming it's all about the dumbo flugel, isn't it? There better be mention of some flugel in there.

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 11:19

    I just realised yesterdays daily has the same problem I did, it links to a post Joe deleted, grrrr.

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:20

    good lord print takes sooooooo long. if james has seen it, it must be finished. just release it already.

    do F1 books ever get released on the date that amazon claim?

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:21

    do F1 books ever get released on the date that amazon claim?

    i haven't bought an f1 book in about 3 years. i don't do books :)

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:21

    I just realised yesterdays daily has the same problem I did, it links to a post Joe deleted, grrrr.

    why did he delete it?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 11:23

    why did he delete it?

    no idea. I was trying to pimp out his evening on a few forums and when I came back to look at the response all I got was 'you've linked to a post that isn't there'

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 11:24

    do F1 books ever get released on the date that amazon claim?

    whatever happened to that Jenson book that was meant to come out about 4 years ago :D

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:24

    why did he delete it?

    Melbourne meet up is on hold?

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:24

    no idea. I was trying to pimp out his evening on a few forums and when I came back to look at the response all I got was 'you've linked to a post that isn't there'

    doh, you try and help people!

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 11:25

    Melbourne meet up is on hold?

    I think he deleted it just to combine the info with the London one on http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/social-networking-in-formula-1/

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:25

    I think he deleted it just to combine the info with the London one on http://joesawa...working-in-formula-1/

    what about all the comments?

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 11:26

    Did Joe say why he changed his twitter feed?

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:27

    Did Joe say why he changed his twitter feed?

    nope, but he said ages ago that he wasn't updating grandprix.com so i guess it ties things up to the same account.

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 11:29

    nope, but he said ages ago that he wasn't updating grandprix.com so i guess it ties things up to the same account.

    Ah. I wonder if my bernie owning/being a partner in it theory might have something to do with it. Joe wanted to make it more bloggy didn't he?

    I did see the mole did a post... would be great to see him return :D

  • Maverick12/02/2010 at 11:29

    On the twitter thing... I was interested in this paperchase scandal...

    The dangers of twitter: This one from Will Buxton yesterday, had Jackie convinced that Petrov had been sacked. :-)

    "So Petrov's been pulled out of the Renault... will we see him tomorrow or has his budget been rumbled?"

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:30

    Ah. I wonder if my bernie owning/being a partner in it theory might have something to do with it.

    you think bernie owns grandprix.com??

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 11:32

    you think bernie owns grandprix.com??

    I think so, i remember looking into it at one point last year. It started in its current format when it was bought by a company to promote F1 in the US (i think owned by bernie). I think Joe was just an occasional writer at first then took it over

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 11:32

    speaking of Melbourne, I am going to go and suss out what this is all about. My guess is nothing.

    There apparently is also a 'celebration of Italian motorsport' from the AGPC at this so I might go see what that is about too.

  • me12/02/2010 at 11:36

    I think so, i remember looking into it at one point last year. It started in its current format when it was bought by a company to promote F1 in the US (i think owned by bernie). I think Joe was just an occasional writer at first then took it over

    oooookay.

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 11:38

    oooookay.

    Its weird though, i assumed he had complete control.

    Has he stopped writing for it altogether?

  • Alex Andronov12/02/2010 at 11:52

    "The plural of grand prix is grands prix"

    It's like gins and tonic is the plural of gin and tonic. Quite confusing but logical.

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 11:54

    do F1 books ever get released on the date that amazon claim?

    i haven't bought an f1 book in about 3 years. i don't do books :)

    My parents sent me two books for Christmas: Lewis Hamilton's Autobiography and a book on Senna Vs. Prost. I have no interest in reading either, but thankfully my colleague does ;)

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 11:55

    So I just stepped out the office and went to look at another apartment - it's really nice, and right near a metro station and a big shopping mall. If the paperwork is good we will take it and move in June, cutting my commute from 2 hours to ½ an houe :D

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 11:59

    My parents sent me two books for Christmas: Lewis Hamilton's Autobiography and a book on Senna Vs. Prost. I have no interest in reading either, but thankfully my colleague does

    not sure what Senna vs Prost book you have, but I did like the one I read

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 11:59

    hello sidepodpeople

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:00

    not sure what Senna vs Prost book you have, but I did like the one I read

    It's called "Senna Vs. Prost" by Malcolm Folley.

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 12:06

    It's like gins and tonic is the plural of gin and tonic. Quite confusing but logical.

    I think being here makes me talk stange, ive noticed more often than not i will use the singular as a plural

    e.g. 6 Jager & Coke please...

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:13

    It's called "Senna Vs. Prost" by Malcolm Folley.

    that is the one. among other things I learned from that book how Mr. Sutton started his F1 photo business :-)

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 12:13

    Oooh, decisions, decisions: http://tenstepstories.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/life-in-the-fast-lane-part-3/

    Votes please :)

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:14

    It's called "Senna Vs. Prost" by Malcolm Folley.

    that is the one. among other things I learned from that book how Mr. Sutton started his F1 photo business :-)

    Is it actually worth reading or is it just a recap?

  • RG12/02/2010 at 12:16

    Afternoon all.

    Oooh, decisions, decisions: http://tenstep...the-fast-lane-part-3/

    Read and voted. Nice stuff ;)

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:17

    Afternoon all.

    Oooh, decisions, decisions: http://tenstep...the-fast-lane-part-3/

    Read and voted. Nice stuff ;)

    Same here. Me likey!

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:17

    Is it actually worth reading or is it just a recap?

    well it probably depends on individual taste but I enjoyed reading that book. it does not take that long to finish. book is quite thick but the text is set in rather big font and printed on rather thick paper :-)

  • Kris Boardman12/02/2010 at 12:19

    Hi,

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned elsewhere. Who is going to see Joe Saward in London?

    I'm making the trip down from Blackpool, just wondered how many others were going?

    Kris

  • me12/02/2010 at 12:21

    I'm making the trip down from Blackpool, just wondered how many others were going?

    christine, giggles, lou, bassano, turkey machine and myself. plus your good self.

    who have i missed?

  • RG12/02/2010 at 12:21

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned elsewhere. Who is going to see Joe Saward in London?

    I might as well make a wiki page for this, a few people have asked haven't they?

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 12:21

    Oooh, decisions, decisions: http://tenstep...the-fast-lane-part-3/

    Wow! Thats amazing writing, i have caught up the first 3 episodes and voted!

    I absolutely love it!

  • me12/02/2010 at 12:22

    I might as well make a wiki page for this, a few people have asked haven't they?

    (hugs) rg

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:22

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned elsewhere. Who is going to see Joe Saward in London?

    I might as well make a wiki page for this, a few people have asked haven't they?

    It worked well for the Sidepodmeetup...

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 12:23

    I might as well make a wiki page for this, a few people have asked haven't they?

    In case you missed the discussion yesterday, RG, I am sort of ripping the wiki apart and reorganising it because there's too much stuff and it's a bit of a mess.

    Just to keep you in the loop, as my fellow wiki-fanatic. You can keep on using it as normal, but you might blink and find it changed :)

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 12:23

    It worked well for the Sidepodmeetup...

    and Spa, which you can find the details for here. Cough.

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:23

    @willbuxton - Sources in Russia are telling me that there are reports that Putin himself will guarantee Petrov's 15 million Euro Renault F1 race deal.

  • me12/02/2010 at 12:24

    @willbuxton - Sources in Russia are telling me that there are reports that Putin himself will guarantee Petrov's 15 million Euro Renault F1 race deal.

    that's quite the 180 on being fired yesterday!

  • RG12/02/2010 at 12:25

    Just to keep you in the loop, as my fellow wiki-fanatic. You can keep on using it as normal, but you might blink and find it changed :)

    Oooh, alright. I do see what you mean, can be hard to find things.

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:26

    Just to keep you in the loop, as my fellow wiki-fanatic. You can keep on using it as normal, but you might blink and find it changed :)

    Oooh, alright. I do see what you mean, can be hard to find things.

    But he can still make the page though? Just that it's location may change?

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:26

    that's quite the 180 on being fired yesterday!

    hm, what does it actually mean that Putin will guarantee that deal ? he will pay up himself if Petrov's dad fails to come up with cash or what ?

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:27

    that's quite the 180 on being fired yesterday!

    hm, what does it actually mean that Putin will guarantee that deal ? he will pay up himself if Petrov's dad fails to come up with cash or what ?

    I dread to think with that lot TBH!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:27

    #americascup

    I seems today it's the day. First race of the 33rd America's Cup to start during the next hour (no start time published yet).

    Video feed at http://www.americascup.com/en/regate/regarder-la-course/show.html

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:27

    #americascup

    I seems today it's the day. First race of the 33rd America's Cup to start during the next hour (no start time published yet).

    Video feed at http://www.ame...r-la-course/show.html

    Is Team NZ in it?

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:28

    Oooh, decisions, decisions: http://tenstep...the-fast-lane-part-3/

    Mega, as always. But really, there's only one right decision here! :D

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 12:28

    But he can still make the page though? Just that it's location may change?

    That's what it says.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:28

    hm, what does it actually mean that Putin will guarantee that deal ? he will pay up himself if Petrov's dad fails to come up with cash or what ?

    This is Russia we're talking about. Putin's guarantee must mean someone's gonna pay it... or else.

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:29

    This is Russia we're talking about. Putin's guarantee must mean someone's gonna pay it... or else.

    I think that "or else" part is what makes difference :-)

  • RG12/02/2010 at 12:30

    Here ya are: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Joe+Saward+Meetup+-+London,+2010

    If I've missed you, then add yourself.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:30

    Is Team NZ in it?

    Alinghi vs BMW Oracle (ex-Black Magic vs ex-Black Magic...)

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:32

    time to check out, week + long holiday has arrived, time to go to celebrate this fact a bit

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:32

    Alinghi vs BMW Oracle (ex-Black Magic vs ex-Black Magic...)

    Swiss ex-Black Magic vs US ex-Black Magic.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:33

    I think that "or else" part is what makes difference

    Exactly. :D

  • F1Wolf12/02/2010 at 12:33

    I think that "or else" part is what makes difference

    @willbuxton - Ignore previous post. Putin's 15 mill is going into Rally Raid, not Petrov. Interesting.

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 12:33

    time to check out, week + long holiday has arrived, time to go to celebrate this fact a bit

    Brilliant!

  • RG12/02/2010 at 12:33

    time to check out, week + long holiday has arrived, time to go to celebrate this fact a bit

    Have fun!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:34

    @willbuxton - Ignore previous post. Putin's 15 mill is going into Rally Raid, not Petrov. Interesting.

    and that's how rumours start... ;-)

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:34

    @willbuxton - Ignore previous post. Putin's 15 mill is going into Rally Raid, not Petrov. Interesting.

    Rally Raid? Will he invest in the Transcontinental Rally - the one that goes from Paris to the Far East? Some of that goes through Russia...

  • me12/02/2010 at 12:35

    @willbuxton - Ignore previous post. Putin's 15 mill is going into Rally Raid, not Petrov. Interesting.

    oh, he's on fire this week!

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 12:36

    At the lunch break, Kimi is 11th, 5 seconds behind 10th placed Justin Wilson - and remember, points are up to 10th!

    Not Justin

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:37

    Rally Raid? Will he invest in the Transcontinental Rally - the one that goes from Paris to the Far East? Some of that goes through Russia...

    maybe putting money into Kamaz so they can win at least one Dakar :P

    is there any russian off-road car company that can take the fight in cars? Lada?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 12:39

    Swiss ex-Black Magic vs US ex-Black Magic.

    I should be mad at Switzerland for stealing Coutts and Butterworth, but they gave me Roger so.....

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:40

    Is Team NZ in it?

    Alinghi vs BMW Oracle (ex-Black Magic vs ex-Black Magic...)

    Ah that's right - the only sport with more cat calling and legal wrangling than F1.

    Avoid.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:40

    Not Justin

    Matthew! Of course!

    But looking at the overall standings, it seems a fair bit larger than that... 30 seconds, in fact.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:40

    Ah that's right - the only sport with more cat calling and legal wrangling than F1.

    Give them credit for actually pushing the performance envelope this time...

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:41

    Swiss ex-Black Magic vs US ex-Black Magic.

    I should be mad at Switzerland for stealing Coutts and Butterworth, but they gave me Roger so.....

    Are you that mad about Coutts though? He got what he deserved in the end...

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:41

    I should be mad at Switzerland for stealing Coutts and Butterworth, but they gave me Roger so.....

    So BMW-Oracle wins some points, stealing Coutts from a thief...

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:41

    Ah that's right - the only sport with more cat calling and legal wrangling than F1.

    Give them credit for actually pushing the performance envelope this time...

    Fill me in, I have not been following it for a while now.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:42

    Fill me in, I have not been following it for a while now.

    get into the video feed and look at the 'boats'...

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:43

    Fill me in, I have not been following it for a while now.

    Guille can explain it better than me, but in a nutshell. ;)

    Basically, because of all the legal wrangling, they went back to the original charter, from 1850(?). That charter has so few rules, they're basically allowed to do pretty much anything with their boats. So the boats now are radically different, both to previous boats and to each other.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:44

    Basically, because of all the legal wrangling, they went back to the original charter, from 1850(?). That charter has so few rules, they're basically allowed to do pretty much anything with their boats. So the boats now are radically different, both to previous boats and to each other.

    it's a nice nutshell ;-)

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:44

    Fill me in, I have not been following it for a while now.

    Guille can explain it better than me, but in a nutshell. ;)

    Basically, because of all the legal wrangling, they went back to the original charter, from 1850(?). That charter has so few rules, they're basically allowed to do pretty much anything with their boats. So the boats now are radically different, both to previous boats and to each other.

    But why are only two teams involved? What happened to the challenge series and all of the other syndicates?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 12:45

    Are you that mad about Coutts though? He got what he deserved in the end...

    I'm not mad, its just the insurance ad said they stole them :D

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:45

    get into the video feed and look at the 'boats'...

    It's on! :D

    Warning signal at 14:04. Race start at 1410 (local time)

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:45

    Basically, because of all the legal wrangling, they went back to the original charter, from 1850(?). That charter has so few rules, they're basically allowed to do pretty much anything with their boats. So the boats now are radically different, both to previous boats and to each other.

    Oh boy. That's just silly - like the Delta Wing!

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:45

    Are you that mad about Coutts though? He got what he deserved in the end...

    I'm not mad, its just the insurance ad said they stole them :D

    That is a great ad if you can find it...

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 12:46

    That is a great ad if you can find it...

    done

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:46

    But why are only two teams involved? What happened to the challenge series and all of the other syndicates?

    Still around, I think. But not sure. Guille?

  • Amy12/02/2010 at 12:47

    Still around, I think. But not sure. Guille?

    as far as I'm aware they got sick of waiting for the legal stuff to be sorted out and the Louis Vuitton challenger thingy became a separate series this time around.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:47

    But why are only two teams involved? What happened to the challenge series and all of the other syndicates?

    it's a 'Deed of Gift' match (the DoG is the document ruling the race from 1870). One to one, the challenger series require an agreement between the defender and the challenger, which they didn't get

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:48

    But why are only two teams involved? What happened to the challenge series and all of the other syndicates?

    it's a 'Deed of Gift' match (the DoG is the document ruling the race from 1870). One to one, the challenger series require an agreement between the defender and the challenger, which they didn't get

    And we thought F1 had too much off track stuff!

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:48

    That is a great ad if you can find it...

    done

    Excellent!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:50

    as far as I'm aware they got sick of waiting for the legal stuff to be sorted out and the Louis Vuitton challenger thingy became a separate series this time around.

    yes, LV got sick of it and literally retired because 'didn't like the proposed future' for the Cup, but that was before this Cup settled to a single challenger. The challenger series should be back, with another sponsor, for the next Cup.

  • me12/02/2010 at 12:51

    Basically, because of all the legal wrangling, they went back to the original charter, from 1850(?). That charter has so few rules, they're basically allowed to do pretty much anything with their boats. So the boats now are radically different, both to previous boats and to each other.

    newey must be kicking himself for sticking with f1!!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:52

    It's on! :D

    Warning signal at 14:04. Race start at 1410 (local time)

    correction, warning signal at 14:00, in 8 minutes

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 12:53

    So I just stepped out the office and went to look at another apartment - it's really nice, and right near a metro station and a big shopping mall. If the paperwork is good we will take it and move in June, cutting my commute from 2 hours to ½ an houe :D

    fantastic :)

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 12:53

    newey must be kicking himself for sticking with f1!!

    i'm not sure though if this is a one-off or if this is a case of the genie getting out of the bottle and not coming back in.

    besides, newey can leave in 1-2 years and still have time to design a proper boat.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 12:54

    correction, warning signal at 14:00, in 8 minutes

    anybody is using the HD feed?

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 12:56

    fantastic :)

    The commute is on a robot metro train too!

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 13:10

    @willbuxton - Sources in Russia are telling me that there are reports that Putin himself will guarantee Petrov's 15 million Euro Renault F1 race deal.

    As predicted by JOE?

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/from-russia-with-interest/

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:10

    #americascup

    a sudden drop in wind speed, still waiting...

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 13:11

    @willbuxton - Ignore previous post. Putin's 15 mill is going into Rally Raid, not Petrov. Interesting.

    hmm

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 13:15

    Finally caught up on comments and now working through Autosport articles..

    From this morning's rally loop:

    Kimi Raikkonen suffered an early delay when Ford's Khalid Al Qassimi rejoined right in front of him following an excursion on SS2. The Finn was stuck in Al Qassimi's snow spray for the rest of the stage, and is currently 11th, just over two minutes behind Loeb.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 13:16

    Finally caught up on comments and now working through Autosport articles..From this morning's rally loop:Kimi Raikkonen suffered an early delay when Ford's Khalid Al Qassimi rejoined right in front of him following an excursion on SS2. The Finn was stuck in Al Qassimi's snow spray for the rest of the stage, and is currently 11th, just over two minutes behind Loeb.

    Boo to Al Qassimi! :(

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 13:22

    Petter Solberg has suddenly slipped to 17th. Not sure why.

    It does elevate Kimi into the points in 10th.

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 13:22

    I don't understand why WRC doesn't get any live TV coverage.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 13:23

    I don't understand why WRC doesn't get any live TV coverage.

    While IRC does? I think it's because the stages are so large, a TV company would need to spend significantly for live TV coverage (like Eurosport does for IRC).

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 13:23

    I don't understand why WRC doesn't get any live TV coverage.

    I say that as I've been off work for the last few days, and would have loved to sit down in front of the TV watching the action unfold. However, coverage doesn't start until Sunday evening.

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:24

    #americascup

    warning signal off. the start is in 10 minutes :-)

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:25

    If anyone is interested, The americas cup race 1 is about to start in 10 mins time. the 5 mins before the start are one of the most spectacular parts of the race as they jostle for position.

    http://www.americascup.com/en/regate/regarder-la-course/show.html

    Live video^

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 13:25

    I say that as I've been off work for the last few days, and would have loved to sit down in front of the TV watching the action unfold. However, coverage doesn't start until Sunday evening.

    Its a shame the nightly updates on Eurosport are no longer there. I heard they could be coming to MotorsTV instead, don't know if that's true.

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 13:25

    I don't understand why WRC doesn't get any live TV coverage.

    How would you cover it? what would you show?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 13:26

    Petter Solberg has suddenly slipped to 17th. Not sure why.

    Nooo. I'm a fan of Petter

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 13:26

    I say that as I've been off work for the last few days, and would have loved to sit down in front of the TV watching the action unfold. However, coverage doesn't start until Sunday evening.

    The rally radio is verygood and entertaining.

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 13:27

    How would you cover it? what would you show?

    A good point, well made.

    Show everything all of the time?

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 13:30

    Show everything all of the time?

    They have a helicopter camera, but that can only show one car at a time.

    I don't know much about broadcasting techniques but I guess it's difficult when the stages are in the middle of nowhere and often hundreds of kilometres away from the service park.

    Finnish TV will show one stage live on Sunday. I can't check at the moment if it's a superspecial or a normal stage.

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 13:30

    The rally radio is verygood and entertaining.

    so what do they stream through the WRC TV? Just highlights?

    I struggle to understand how they can draw in interest frome newbies such as me when there's so little coverage.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 13:31

    Petter Solberg has suddenly slipped to 17th. Not sure why.

    It does elevate Kimi into the points in 10th.

    Report: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81447

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:33

    #americascup

    penalty for alinghi in the pre-start. Oracle helmsmen is brilliant...

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:35

    #americascup

    race is on! The 33rd America's Cup has just started :D

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:35

    #americascup

    penalty for alinghi in the pre-start. Oracle helmsmen is brilliant...

    The deserve to loose though, their team has ruined the americas cup. It used to be a huge deal, now its not even on tv most places

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:36

    #americascup

    penalty for alinghi in the pre-start. Oracle helmsmen is brilliant...

    and then he blew it by stalling the boat...

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:38

    and then he blew it by stalling the boat...

    Thats so bad its not even a schoolboy error

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:40

    Thats so bad its not even a schoolboy error

    I thought he was going to cross them, put a new penalty on them, something. but he just seated there...

    in any case, BO seems to be faster

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:41

    The americas cup boats do look awesome though, t. because the saftey restrictions arent there, here is so much room for innovation

    The sport is possibly more cutting edge than F1. No wonder Newey wants to have a go.

    Unfortunately the politics are far worse...

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 13:42

    Unfortunately the politics are far worse...

    Worst politics ever caused best innovation ever.

    Hmmm. Something's gonna give there...

  • me12/02/2010 at 13:42

    Worst politics ever caused best innovation ever.

    can we get the same in f1?

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:43

    The sport is possibly more cutting edge than F1. No wonder Newey wants to have a go.

    any sport that can get 4 times the wind speed deserves Newey's hand... ;-)

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 13:43

    can we get the same in f1?

    the OWG can't do it even if they tried...

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:44

    can we get the same in f1?

    The equivalent change would see the teams running bikes! :D

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:45

    The equivalent change would see the teams running bikes! :D

    but unlimited bikes!

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:48

    Alison: Can i please have 1 BMW Oracle Racing Yacht pls? thx!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:49

    Alison: Can i please have 1 BMW Oracle Racing Yacht pls? thx!

    they will drop it after the cup. maybe it will be up for a small price ;-)

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:51

    BO is eating the lost distance from AL pretty fast, just overtaken them after starting 660m behind

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 13:51

    Alison: Can i please have 1 BMW Oracle Racing Yacht pls? thx!

    You can have one if you take me on holiday!

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 13:53

    they will drop it after the cup. maybe it will be up for a small price ;-)

    I think they are racing with it all year in the louis vuitton cup, its coming here in october :)

  • Bert12/02/2010 at 13:54

    Alison: Can i please have 1 BMW Oracle Racing Yacht pls? thx!

    Is that not the BMW Oracle Racing Yacht - Powered by Microsoft Ferrari?

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:55

    I think they are racing with it all year in the louis vuitton cup, its coming here in october :)

    I think the LV uses the ACC5 2007 boats, I don't remember if the ones from BMW or TNZ

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 13:58

    mmm I feel that if AL doesn't have something massive for the downwind part we are going to see a clear 2-0 for the USA...

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 14:01

    mmm I feel that if AL doesn't have something massive for the downwind part we are going to see a clear 2-0 for the USA...

    if there is a little swell though they cant fly their middle hull and alinghi will be faster.

    hopefully the next race will be better organised than this :)

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 14:01

    I think the LV uses the ACC5 2007 boats, I don't remember if the ones from BMW or TNZ

    ah yes, i think i misread an article ;)

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 14:28

    they're racing basically unlimited yachts, with very loose regulations. and yet they have basically the same speed. brain, time and money will always level the field. maybe F1 can get some examples from it...

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 14:36

    Oh boy, I hate SQL!

  • guille230612/02/2010 at 14:40

    I have to go to work. see you later

  • Alex Andronov12/02/2010 at 14:41

    Oh boy, I hate SQL!

    I love SQL...

    can I help?

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 14:41

    Oh boy, I hate SQL!

    I love SQL...

    can I help?

    Nah, it's fine, I know what I am doing, just that a glacier would move quicker ;)

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 14:48

    KIMI!! Haven't I told you to stay away from the snowbanks.

  • me12/02/2010 at 14:49

    KIMI!! Haven't I told you to stay away from the snowbanks.

    how did his engine sound?

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 14:52

    how did his engine sound?

    :P

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 15:01

    Top 10 after 6 stages:

    1. Mikko HIRVONEN

    2. Sébastien LOEB

    3. Dani SORDO

    4. Jari-Matti LATVALA

    5. Sébastien OGIER

    6. Henning SOLBERG

    7. Matthew WILSON

    8. Mads ÖSTBERG

    9. P-G ANDERSSON

    10.Janne TUOHINO

    ...

    Petter + 6Min07

    Grönholm +13Min31

    Kimi +29Min07

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 15:01

    Oh dear, this is not a nice coincidence... http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/front-wing-failures/

  • RG12/02/2010 at 15:03

    5. Sébastien OGIER

    I'm amazed after all the hype I gave him yesterday, he hasn't crashed yet.

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 15:06

    I'm amazed after all the hype I gave him yesterday, he hasn't crashed yet.

    Listening to the rally radio, he seems to be the only one who hasn't :)

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 15:16

    Petter + 6Min07

    Grönholm +13Min31

    Kimi +29Min07

    not Marcus as well! not a good rally for the drivers I like

  • RubberGoat12/02/2010 at 15:25

    Working late due to going to see the apartment and also I'm off to a poker night later...

  • Nick in Dubai12/02/2010 at 16:02

    they're racing basically unlimited yachts, with very loose regulations. and yet they have basically the same speed. brain, time and money will always level the field. maybe F1 can get some examples from it...

    It looks like they havent ended up that close today...

    BMW are about 5 mins out.

    These boats have crazy technology, things i havent even heard of or seen before.

    It just leaves me wishing they raced them more...

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 16:26

    Ollie's back

    http://blogf1.co.uk/2010/02/12/daily-debate-should-the-fia-publish-the-fuel-weights/

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 16:43

    Afternoon all.

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 16:44

    Definition of Insanity:

    Checking USF1's twitter streams every morning expecting good news.

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 16:45

    Let me rephrase that for you:

    Checking USF1's twitter streams every morning expecting news.

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 16:48

    Let me rephrase that for you:

    Checking USF1's twitter streams every morning expecting news.

    that's more accurate, thank you :)

  • me12/02/2010 at 16:49

    Ollie's back
    http://blogf1....ish-the-fuel-weights/

    ollie, ollie, ollie!

  • me12/02/2010 at 16:51

    please can this happen, pretty please:

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2010/02/michelin-admits-talks-about-f1-return/

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 17:00

    please can this happen, pretty please:

    joe mentions it too: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/michelin-to-get-the-last-laugh/

    they're talking, and they mentioned it to the press, so they're interested and just pressuring the FIA into giving them what they want. but given that it seems to be leaning towards green initiatives, it shouldn't be too difficult for fellow Frenchman Todt to say "Oui."

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:01

    they're talking, and they mentioned it to the press, so they're interested and just pressuring the FIA into giving them what they want. but given that it seems to be leaning towards green initiatives, it shouldn't be too difficult for fellow Frenchman Todt to say "Oui."

    odd that suddenly they're not fussed about "competitive" racing., when it suits them.

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 17:02

    Notus aren't live streaming their launch are they?

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 17:02

    odd that suddenly they're not fussed about "competitive" racing, when it suits them.

    was that the reason they used last time? i thought they also mentioned something about cutting-edge technology?

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:02

    Notus aren't live streaming their launch are they?

    nope, just on twitter, am prepping a breakout now.

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:03

    was that the reason they used last time? i thought they also mentioned something about cutting-edge technology?

    nah. they didn't want to bid for a control tyre contract.

  • Journeyer12/02/2010 at 17:03

    nope, just on twitter, am prepping a breakout now.

    nice to see they're realistic about what they can pull off. :D

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:03

    nice to see they're realistic about what they can pull off. :D

    :)

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 17:04

    nice to see they're realistic about what they can pull off. :D

    :)

    What's their Twitter ID...not sure I'm following that

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:05

    What's their Twitter ID...not sure I'm following that

    http://twitter.com/MyLotusRacing/

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 17:05
  • me12/02/2010 at 17:08

    breakout: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/12/lotus-f1-racing-launch-in-london/

    i'll fill in the details as we go.

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 17:19

    Dear Joe,

    Please slow down your writing, i cant keep up.

    That is all.

    J

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 17:26

    The video of hte wing failure on Joe's site has been blocked by FOM, was the video a personal one or a FOM video?

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:27

    The video of hte wing failure on Joe's site has been blocked by FOM, was the video a personal one or a FOM video?

    doesn't matter, FOM own the rights to all testing footage.

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 17:27

    doesn't matter, FOM own the rights to all testing footage.

    really? didnt know that.

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 17:28

    Evening everybody :)

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 17:29

    *interim results for the days WRC now available

    *on account of me not realising there was a Super Special stage tonight

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 17:29

    *interim results for the days WRC now available

    Fantasy WRC, obviously...

  • Alex Andronov12/02/2010 at 17:30

    Quick question... Sorry I haven't been around today...

    I am unable to do my radio show on Sunday afternoon/evening. I also can't do it on Saturday afternoon/evening. Would people like a Saturday morning or Sunday morning show? Or just to skip until next week?

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 17:32

    *on account of me not realising there was a Super Special stage tonight

    hehe, superspecials aren't important anyway

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 17:44

    doesn't matter, FOM own the rights to all testing footage.

    here it is for anyone who hasnt seen it..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAyZbN72lFw

  • me12/02/2010 at 17:45

    doesn't matter, FOM own the rights to all testing footage.

    here it is for anyone who hasnt seen it..

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=LAyZbN72lFw

    ouch. that coulda been very dangerous.

  • James12/02/2010 at 17:47

    ouch. that coulda been very dangerous.

    blimey. i didn't realise it was that bad.

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 17:47

    ouch. that coulda been very dangerous.

    surely I can't be the only one who finds a front wing simply falling off extremely worrying?

  • RG12/02/2010 at 17:48

    surely I can't be the only one who finds a front wing simply falling off extremely worrying?

    Its modified now, it'll be fine.

  • JimSF12/02/2010 at 17:49

    lotus = team green bay packers. Holy front wing, batman...

  • lou12/02/2010 at 17:57

    hehe you know Rubens' physio Achim took those awesome photos on the Brawn site of the tiny model car?

    well i've just found his website dedicated to his project

    http://rennfahrerbiberle.com/

    :)

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 17:59

    well i've just found his website dedicated to his project

    http://rennfahrerbiberle.com/

    oohh!!!

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 17:59

    oohh!!!

    http://rennfahrerbiberle.com/images/70.jpg

    Awww

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 18:00

    Awww

    Quite superb!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 18:00

    Evening all.

    Feel totally out of touch today but I see my fantasy rally team have had a good day so things must be OK

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 18:39

    Big Pic of the new Lotus: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/12/jolly-green-giant/

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 18:46

    Hmm. What do you think of this?

    http://twitter.com/MikeGascoyne

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 18:48

    Hmm. What do you think of this?

    Well, I've had a good think about it Adie but I think that is a webpage consisting of tweets from a Twitter account that could be Mike Gascoyne

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 18:48

    Well, I've had a good think about it Adie but I think that is a webpage consisting of tweets from a Twitter account that could be Mike Gascoyne

    Oi.

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 18:48

    :D

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 18:49

    Oi.

    :P

    Have seen people on twitter say it's real anyways.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 18:51

    Have seen people on twitter say it's real anyways.

    Joe mentioned he'd seen Mike tweeting, in a blog post today...

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 18:57

    Are you sitting down? I think I've found another brilliant #GMM Fail.

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 18:58

    Are you sitting down? I think I've found another brilliant #GMM Fail.

    Go on...

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 18:58

    Are you sitting down? I think I've found another brilliant #GMM Fail.

    Link helps I guess http://bit.ly/cee1vG

    I've not read this anywhere else? Anybody able to shed any light?

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 19:00

    Are you sitting down? I think I've found another brilliant #GMM Fail.

    Link helps I guess http://bit.ly/cee1vG

    I've not read this anywhere else? Anybody able to shed any light?

    Would be nice if GMM linked to the original interview in some way, or say who it was for, or something more.

  • James12/02/2010 at 19:00

    Are you sitting down? I think I've found another brilliant #GMM Fail.

    Link helps I guess http://bit.ly/cee1vG

    I've not read this anywhere else? Anybody able to shed any light?

    Alonso was asked about that I believe.

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 19:01

    #RandomDayJobStufff

    Red Bull may want to pay attention to a bill I just read from the Washington state Legislature. There are several elected officials that want to ban the drinks. Here is the bill title. They are writing the legislation over the weekend.

  • Turkey Machine12/02/2010 at 19:04

    FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 19:11

    Hey all :)

    Motors TV UK have an hour long highlight show for the first day of the WRC Rally Sweden tonight at 10:20pm UK time

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 19:15

    I apologize if Dank posted this in here already, but I think it's awesome:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBr3-DA0LQk&hd=1

    the Patron/Highcroft team building their acura from scratch in 18 hours after that crash they had in practice last year. Whomever had the idea to put the camera up there and film the whole thing was a GENIUS!

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 19:21

    the Patron/Highcroft team building their acura from scratch in 18 hours after that crash they had in practice last year. Whomever had the idea to put the camera up there and film the whole thing was a GENIUS!

    That is a very impressive video.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/02/2010 at 19:22

    I had an interview for a Sales Advisor role for Orange in one of their retail shops in Norwich today. I'll know whether I've got the job by Tuesday, but overall I feel the interview went very well and after looking on their Careers and hearing what would be in store if I got the job, I not only really want this job, but I desperately need it. I can't live on JSA for much longer. £100 every 2 weeks only goes so far.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 19:25

    I apologize if Dank posted this in here already, but I think it's awesome:

    http://www.you...=wBr3-DA0LQk&hd=1

    the Patron/Highcroft team building their acura from scratch in 18 hours after that crash they had in practice last year. Whomever had the idea to put the camera up there and film the whole thing was a GENIUS!

    Good to see a large high quality version up. I've seen it before as a small blocky thing :)

    Here's the reason for the damage, not for the faint-hearted, though somehow he wasn't injured:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I361oZvBqYE

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 19:32

    Good to see a large high quality version up. I've seen it before as a small blocky thing :)

    Here's the reason for the damage, not for the faint-hearted, though somehow he wasn't injured:

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=I361oZvBqYE

    Ouch! I forgot how bad that crash looked. Very, very lucky to walk away uninjured from that.

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 19:33

    Wait. Sidepodcast have a league for the Fantasy WRC?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 19:35

    Wait. Sidepodcast have a league for the Fantasy WRC?

    Have a league?? We is winning.

    We also have the Panda 500 league in Fantasy IRL

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 19:40

    Have a league?? We is winning.

    What's the league name though? Some how I've missed this vital bit of info and Raven Island Racing are sitting third overall after yesterday.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 19:42

    What's the league name though? Some how I've missed this vital bit of info and Raven Island Racing are sitting third overall after yesterday.

    erm... It is the one with the most teams in it. If you click join a league then search league names it is something like "you lost me at special stage" but it is the only league that has more than 4 entries

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 19:46

    What's the league name though? Some how I've missed this vital bit of info and Raven Island Racing are sitting third overall after yesterday.

    With you we have 5 of the top 9 entries overall

  • RG12/02/2010 at 19:48

    With you we have 5 of the top 9 entries overall

    I'm 11th proving that you don't need Hirvonen or Loeb

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 19:49

    I'm 11th proving that you don't need Hirvonen or Loeb

    Loeb is way to expensive. Even if he wins everything you can get more points for your money elsewhere.

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 19:53

    Loeb is way to expensive. Even if he wins everything you can get more points for your money elsewhere.

    Well he is what, six time world champion now? So being expensive is understandable but putting him in your team is really going to limit your options.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 19:54

    Well he is what, six time world champion now? So being expensive is understandable but putting him in your team is really going to limit your options.

    If the budget had been 5 or 6 million I might spend 2.5 on him but 2.5 out of 4 million is just too much

  • Adie12/02/2010 at 19:57

    Right all.....off for a bit.

    See ya later

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 19:58

    Right all.....off for a bit.

    See ya later

    Bye

  • RG12/02/2010 at 19:58

    Right all.....off for a bit.

    See ya mate.

  • RG12/02/2010 at 20:00

    A rather awful start to the Winter Olympics:

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/vancouver2010/news/2010/02/12/12857041-qmi.html

    :(

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:01

    A rather awful start to the Winter Olympics:

    There should not be poles anywhere people who can leave the track

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 20:02

    Alright so all of my fantasy entries are set. This is going to require a lot of press releases.

    Teams: CART Widower (IRL team), Ken from the Block (WRC), and Racing Eagles Racing (F1 team)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:03

    Alright so all of my fantasy entries are set. This is going to require a lot of press releases.

    Teams: CART Widower (IRL team), Ken from the Block (WRC), and Racing Eagles Racing (F1 team)

    Have you joined all the sidepodcast leagues?

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 20:04

    There should not be poles anywhere people who can leave the track

    Know how rushed everything has been up there to get ready, a lapse like this unfortunately doesn't surprise me.

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 20:04

    Have you joined all the sidepodcast leagues?

    Yes, are there more?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:05

    Yes, are there more?

    Only the three so far but given the rate people get bored round here I would not be surprised to find a fantasy karting league soon

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 20:07

    Only the three so far but given the rate people get bored round here I would not be surprised to find a fantasy karting league soon

    There is a world cup competition...

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:09

    There is a world cup competition...

    There is bound to be some interest in that but I guess there is no rush to enter that yet

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 20:09

    I am unable to do my radio show on Sunday afternoon/evening. I also can't do it on Saturday afternoon/evening. Would people like a Saturday morning or Sunday morning show? Or just to skip until next week?

    Well, it's fair to say that Mr C and I will be watching LOST on Saturday morning and sleeping in on Sunday, but if you want to go ahead, we can absolutely set you up with a thread.

  • RG12/02/2010 at 20:10

    There is bound to be some interest in that but I guess there is no rush to enter that yet

    There's no point entering till the squads are announced at the end of May.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:12

    Christine has part 3 of her story up already. Read it and vote

    http://tenstepstories.wordpress.com/

  • me12/02/2010 at 20:14

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/12/high-definition-highcroft/

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:33

    I love the cliffhanger Christine has left in today's chapter. I wonder what the result of the vote will say about the sidepodpeeps

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 20:42

    Pressdog in satire mode.. http://pressdog.typepad.com/dogblog/2010/02/elements-quietly-working-toward-indyconcept-series.html#more

    #irl

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 20:48

    Pressdog in satire mode.. http://pressdo...cept-series.html#more

    #irl

    If they are crazy enough to race that car there are going to be a huge number of accidents. Drivers are going to stick there nose in a gap and forget that the rear is twice as wide and won't go through the same gap.

  • me12/02/2010 at 20:49

    As soon as his work allows him, the Mercedes driver benefits from the break and comes over to the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro motorhome to enjoy a plate of spaghetti aglio e olio, pasta with garlic and olive oil: it already happened last week in Valencia and it happened also today here in Jerez.

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/Pages/100212_F1_attraction_pasta.aspx

    (@via lookingspiffy)

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 20:56

    If they are crazy enough to race that car there are going to be a huge number of accidents. Drivers are going to stick there nose in a gap and forget that the rear is twice as wide and won't go through the same gap.

    I agree

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 20:57

    As soon as his work allows him, the Mercedes driver benefits from the break and comes over to the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro motorhome to enjoy a plate of spaghetti aglio e olio, pasta with garlic and olive oil: it already happened last week in Valencia and it happened also today here in Jerez.

    heheh :-)

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 20:59

    As soon as his work allows him, the Mercedes driver benefits from the break and comes over to the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro motorhome to enjoy a plate of spaghetti aglio e olio, pasta with garlic and olive oil: it already happened last week in Valencia and it happened also today here in Jerez.

    mmmmm... Olive Oil... perhaps one of the greatest foods ever.

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:02

    Danny has updated the scores for today (now with added superspecial)

  • Alex Andronov12/02/2010 at 21:06

    I am unable to do my radio show on Sunday afternoon/evening. I also can't do it on Saturday afternoon/evening. Would people like a Saturday morning or Sunday morning show? Or just to skip until next week?

    Well, it's fair to say that Mr C and I will be watching LOST on Saturday morning and sleeping in on Sunday, but if you want to go ahead, we can absolutely set you up with a thread.

    I think I shall skip this weekend... There seems to be a lot on!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:07

    Danny has updated the scores for today (now with added superspecial)

    I like those scores much more than the last lot.

    Our league has every position in the top 7 other than 2nd

  • me12/02/2010 at 21:08

    Danny has updated the scores for today (now with added superspecial)

    if i'm last...

  • me12/02/2010 at 21:09

    I think I shall skip this weekend... There seems to be a lot on!

    :(

    where are ya on dsundday?

  • me12/02/2010 at 21:09

    where are ya on dsundday?

    ooh.

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 21:09

    if i'm last...

    your blushes have been spared by a late entry on nil points.

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 21:09

    if i'm last...

    Don't worry, I didn't enter in time for this weekend and have no points, so at least I'll be lower than you ;)

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 21:09

    ooh.

    Do you have wine again?

  • RG12/02/2010 at 21:10

    where are ya on dsundday?

    I see they've given in and added an 8th day to the week.

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 21:10

    I think I shall skip this weekend... There seems to be a lot on!

    Okie dokie, better to do it when you're fully focused on the excellent choons.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:10

    ooh.

    fat fingers?

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:10

    your blushes have been spared by a late entry on nil points.

    ooh i haven't entered! i wanna be last! :)

  • me12/02/2010 at 21:11

    your blushes have been spared by a late entry on nil points.

    (hearts) jpancoast!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:11

    if i'm last...

    You are not. It is a long season

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:12

    ooh i haven't entered! i wanna be last! :)

    Go on. Enter.

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:13

    if i'm last...

    You are not. It is a long season

    *coughs*DropKimi*coughs*

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:13

    Go on. Enter.

    okay so i've entered... but everything is frozen till after the rally, so plenty of time to choose some drivers :)

  • me12/02/2010 at 21:13

    *coughs*DropKimi*coughs*

    but, we're doing fwrc because of kimi!

  • RG12/02/2010 at 21:14

    *coughs*DropKimi*coughs*

    In fairness, Dani Sordo is good for his money.

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:14

    *coughs*DropKimi*coughs*

    you can't give up on your man just cause he wont win this year ;) i had JB in my team in 08 ;)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:15

    okay so i've entered... but everything is frozen till after the rally, so plenty of time to choose some drivers :)

    Have you joined our league? and have you joined the IRL game and our league there?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:16

    you can't give up on your man just cause he wont win this year ;) i had JB in my team in 08 ;)

    Later in the season he will be good value

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:16

    Have you joined our league? and have you joined the IRL game and our league there?

    what's the league number? and the IRL game??... i don't even know who drives in IRL...

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:16

    what's the league number? and the IRL game??... i don't even know who drives in IRL...

    oh never mind about the league number... found it.

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:18

    but, we're doing fwrc because of kimi!

    and now you have to move on. He will understand.

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:18

    and now you have to move on. He will understand.

    :D ehehe

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:19

    what's the league number? and the IRL game??... i don't even know who drives in IRL...

    Mike Conway used to be a Honda test driver, Dario Franchitti is Paul di Resta's cousin. You will know the names when you see them

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:20

    Mike Conway used to be a Honda test driver, Dario Franchitti is Paul di Resta's cousin. You will know the names when you see them

    Mike Conway!! i know him!! ooo... where do i sign up! honda ftw ;)

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:20

    Mike Conway used to be a Honda test driver, Dario Franchitti is Paul di Resta's cousin. You will know the names when you see them

    Exactly. If you say "name 5 drivers" most would struggle. If you give them a list of 10 they might recognise 5..

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:21

    I don't know if this is geolocked but there is a very very short sequence of Kimi trying to free his car: http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2010/02/1055640

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 21:23

    I don't know if this is geolocked but there is a very very short sequence of Kimi trying to free his car: http://www.mtv...ralli/2010/02/1055640

    "wrong region"

    Booo!!!

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:23

    Mike Conway used to be a Honda test driver, Dario Franchitti is Paul di Resta's cousin. You will know the names when you see them

    heheheh i spy sato!

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:23

    Booo!!!

    I HATE geolocking

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:25

    Mike Conway!! i know him!! ooo... where do i sign up! honda ftw ;)

    Just point yo

    Mike Conway!! i know him!! ooo... where do i sign up! honda ftw ;)

    r mouse at Other Competitions and select Fantasy Indycar then once you have your team choose Panda 500 as your league

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:25

    I don't know if this is geolocked but there is a very very short sequence of Kimi trying to free his car: http://www.mtv...ralli/2010/02/1055640

    Did he hit something again?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:26

    heheheh i spy sato!

    Sato is in the IRL??

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:26

    I don't know if this is geolocked but there is a very very short sequence of Kimi trying to free his car: http://www.mtv...ralli/2010/02/1055640

    Neil Cole presents the rally roundup show for a channel called Dave and he just tweeted a behind-the-scenes video featuring dogs..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPoYwpSHAv0

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:26

    Mike Conway!! i know him!! ooo... where do i sign up! honda ftw ;)

    Just point yo

    Mike Conway!! i know him!! ooo... where do i sign up! honda ftw ;)

    r mouse at Other Competitions and select Fantasy Indycar then once you have your team choose Panda 500 as your league

    How did that happen??? I did not stop halfway through a word to quote again

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:26

    Did he hit something again?

    only snow this time

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:26

    Sato is in the IRL??

    it says 'Takumo Sato (R)' like i say i know nothing about IRL... only clicking on random names...

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:27

    Sato is in the IRL??

    He's been sniffing around for a few weeks while still trying to get an F1 driver. Word is he's signed for KV.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:27

    only snow this time

    Co-driver's side?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:27

    r mouse at Other Competitions and select Fantasy Indycar then once you have your team choose Panda 500 as your league

    I recommend only picking a couple of drivers at the mo, there's more to be announced

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:28

    Co-driver's side?

    I don't know. I think with pretty much every site :)

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:29

    who is better out of...Alex Tagliani, Dan Wheldon, and Mario Moraes they all cost the same amount and can't choose between them... I like the name Tagliani though...

  • Scott Woodwiss12/02/2010 at 21:30

    who is better out of...Alex Tagliani, Dan Wheldon, and Mario Moraes they all cost the same amount and can't choose between them... I like the name Tagliani though...

    I'd go Wheldon seeing as he's an IRL champion. And he's British. :P

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:30

    I don't know. I think with pretty much every site :)

    If you are going to crash may as well do it properly

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:30

    who is better out of...Alex Tagliani, Dan Wheldon, and Mario Moraes they all cost the same amount and can't choose between them... I like the name Tagliani though...

    Wheldon

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:31

    I'd go Wheldon seeing as he's an IRL champion. And he's British. :P

    he's the champion and he only costs 7 million?? so why are some of the others costing up to 12million?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:31

    who is better out of...Alex Tagliani, Dan Wheldon, and Mario Moraes they all cost the same amount and can't choose between them... I like the name Tagliani though...

    Tagliani is very experienced but he's set up a new team for this year. I expect teething troubles.

    Dan Wheldon has won the 500 before and is fast in some places but not others and has slipped to a midfield team. The year Danica came 3rd and got loads of media attention at everyone's expense, he wore a t-shirt saying "Actually won the Indy 500".

    Mario Moraes is in his 2nd year and has lots of potential.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:32

    Tagliani is the IRL's Fisichella

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:33

    Tagliani is the IRL's Fisichella

    ahhhhhh at least they both have awesome names...

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:33

    he's the champion and he only costs 7 million?? so why are some of the others costing up to 12million?

    he's the champion and he only costs 7 million?? so why are some of the others costing up to 12million?

    He won it two or three years ago. Last year Franchitti won it at the last race from his team mate Scott Dixon. Ganassi and Penske are the two top teams

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 21:34

    Tagliani is the IRL's Fisichella

    You seem to have better knowledge of these drivers than me. As a whole, are there any obvious pricing errors in that field at the moment?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:34

    You seem to have better knowledge of these drivers than me. As a whole, are there any obvious pricing errors in that field at the moment?

    Um, ta :-)

    I'll have a look

  • Scott Woodwiss12/02/2010 at 21:35

    he's the champion and he only costs 7 million?? so why are some of the others costing up to 12million?

    Wheldon's AN IRL champion, not the reigning one ;)

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:35

    So.. my IRL choices (you'll be pleased with my logic here :P)

    Dan Wheldon - 7.00m - cause you told me too...

    Dario Franchitti - 12.00m - cause he's so expensive he must be good

    Marco Andretti - 8.50m - cause i've heard of him before

    Mike Conway - 7.00m - because of the whole honda thing...

    Sarah Fisher - 5.50m - cause she's a woman.. but not Danica :)

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:36

    Wheldon's AN IRL champion, not the reigning one ;)

    riiight okay :)

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:36

    You seem to have better knowledge of these drivers than me. As a whole, are there any obvious pricing errors in that field at the moment?

    hhehe i'm enjoying playing a competition i know nothing about :D

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:37

    So.. my IRL choices (you'll be pleased with my logic here :P)

    That's a decent team. Marco seems to enjoy crashing more than racing but he has a good car and he is a decent driver

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:38

    That's a decent team. Marco seems to enjoy crashing more than racing but he has a good car and he is a decent driver

    well if he doesn't score me many points i'll just swap him for another random name :D

  • Turkey Machine12/02/2010 at 21:38

    Dan Wheldon - 7.00m - cause you told me too...

    Dario Franchitti - 12.00m - cause he's so expensive he must be good

    Marco Andretti - 8.50m - cause i've heard of him before

    Mike Conway - 7.00m - because of the whole honda thing...

    Sarah Fisher - 5.50m - cause she's a woman.. but not Danica :)

    Franchitti's the reigning champion, just FYI. ;)

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:38

    You seem to have better knowledge of these drivers than me. As a whole, are there any obvious pricing errors in that field at the moment?

    You've got good pricing on the Ganassi/Penske drivers.

    I'd potentially move Kanaan up a tad over his teammates. Say by 0.5, they're about as fast as each other but he's got more experience.

    Antinucci could be a touch too high but its hard to say. Generally its good as it is and you can easily leave it and not attract complaints.

  • me12/02/2010 at 21:39

    well if he doesn't score me many points i'll just swap him for another random name :D

    if you beat me...

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:39

    hhehe i'm enjoying playing a competition i know nothing about :D

    I am just so confused with these competitions. I spend how may hours a week on F1 and I was rubbish at that and I am totally out of touch with rallying and leading it after the first proper day.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:39

    hhehe i'm enjoying playing a competition i know nothing about :D

    Can I interest you in mine? :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 21:40

    Franchitti's the reigning champion, just FYI. ;)

    And he won the championship before he went to NASCAR and he won the Indy 500 before. He should get you loads of points

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:40

    Franchitti's the reigning champion, just FYI. ;)

    ahhh right :D that would make sense :)

  • RG12/02/2010 at 21:40

    So.. my IRL choices (you'll be pleased with my logic here :P)

    I picked:

    Wheldon - Cos he's British

    Conway - Cos he's also British

    Sato - Cos he's the Takuma Sato

    Power - He seems decent

    Ryan Hunter-Reay - Mainly because he is also called Ryan

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 21:40

    Just have to point you all to this photo of Lou's that you may not have see...

    "Do Not Feed The Animals....Macs"

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 21:41

    Just have to point you all to this photo of Lou's that you may not have see...

    Lou showed us not long after returning from the zoo ;)

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:41

    if you beat me...

    hehehe i think i'm going to have fun coming last, but if i do beat you i will giggle alot.. seeing as you seem to know more about irl than me :D

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 21:41

    You've got good pricing on the Ganassi/Penske drivers.

    I'd potentially move Kanaan up a tad over his teammates. Say by 0.5, they're about as fast as each other but he's got more experience.

    Antinucci could be a touch too high but its hard to say. Generally its good as it is and you can easily leave it and not attract complaints.

    Excellent - much appreciated.

    I do watch IRL, but not really an avid follower.

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 21:41

    Lou showed us not long after returning from the zoo ;)

    grrr. booo

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:42

    hehehe i think i'm going to have fun coming last, but if i do beat you i will giggle alot.. seeing as you seem to know more about irl than me :D

    actually... that's not too difficult..

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:43

    Can I interest you in mine? :)

    you have a league too

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:43

    you have a league too?

    ^^i must slow down with my typing.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:43

    I do watch IRL, but not really an avid follower.

    I try to be an avid follower but I've fallen behind and not had time to catch up!

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:50

    Love it when there's a trend for something, it dies out and then someone from somewhere completely different just happens to reference it... was only 5mins since boo-urns was all the rage in here :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/boo-urns-png-2

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:51

    Love it when there's a trend for something, it dies out and then someone from somewhere completely different just happens to reference it... was only 5mins since boo-urns was all the rage in here :)

    http://drop.io.../asset/boo-urns-png-2

    oh i did that wrong

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 21:52

    Hrmm... wonder if Speed is covering any WRC rallies this year. Normally I have to get some european coverage from bittorrent.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:53

    oh i did that wrong

    i give up. someone was referencing boo-urns.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:54

    you have a league too

    I have a game on the blog.

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:54

    I have a game on the blog.

    i didn't notice #sorrypat will check it out now

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:55

    Hrmm... wonder if Speed is covering any WRC rallies this year. Normally I have to get some european coverage from bittorrent.

    There's an HD channel somewhere but it isn't Speed... can't remember who it is now but it'll be a week late.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:55

    i didn't notice #sorrypat will check it out now

    Given the state of my feed reader I'm in no position to be upset at people missing my posts :)

  • Kathi12/02/2010 at 21:55

    Hrmm... wonder if Speed is covering any WRC rallies this year. Normally I have to get some european coverage from bittorrent.

    Motors TV has highlights

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 21:56

    Motors TV has highlights

    ahh thank you :)

  • lou12/02/2010 at 21:56

    hehehe Em's just found a pic of Heikki's new hair..

    'i still love him, even though his car looks like a soup can and he seems to have aged and has 70's hair...poor heikki.'

    link

  • Turkey Machine12/02/2010 at 21:56

    Just on the IRL factor - watch the last 15 laps of the Homestead-Miami finale. Best tension builder in the sport. Rivals 2008 Brazilian GP. :)

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 21:56

    Hrmm... wonder if Speed is covering any WRC rallies this year. Normally I have to get some european coverage from bittorrent.

    They won't. It is on a obscure cable channel called HD Theater.

    It angers me. You have WRC, IRL, and a bunch of other racing series in the wilderness while SpeedTV puts on another stupid reality show.

    Really, ESPN wake up and start a motorsports channel.

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 21:59

    Just on the IRL factor - watch the last 15 laps of the Homestead-Miami finale. Best tension builder in the sport. Rivals 2008 Brazilian GP. :)

    That was a fantastic finish.

  • Danny12/02/2010 at 21:59

    ahh thank you :)

    We also have a 1 hour program on "Dave" on Sunday night too.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 22:05

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow?

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 22:06

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow?

    In the cold, cruel world of twitter, you do what you need to do.

    So yeah, unfollow that person.

  • Turkey Machine12/02/2010 at 22:07

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow?

    Your call. Some guy called my Twitter feed spam and promptly removed me from the followers list. I don't lose sleep over it. :)

  • me12/02/2010 at 22:08

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow?

    i don't follow anyone anymore. i list people.

    so add them to a list.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 22:09

    In the cold, cruel world of twitter, you do what you need to do.

    This is what I'm tending toward :)

    Thanks.

  • Christine12/02/2010 at 22:09

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow?

    The amount of stuff going through Twitter these days, you need to follow who you find interesting, not who you don't want to offend.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 22:09

    Michelin returning to F1?

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/michelin-to-get-the-last-laugh/

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 22:09

    i don't follow anyone anymore. i list people.

    I do both. I like to keep specific lists and then a general feed. It helps me get hte timeline right in my head.

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 22:12

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow?

    I just unfollow. I can't be bothered with the hassle. Sadly I have followed a lot of psychotic Muse fans in the past who literally tweet every minute at least twice (I wish I was joking) and then rage when they get their limit unlocked, then use up the limit again etc... surprises me how many people do so that I've followed in the past.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 22:13

    The amount of stuff going through Twitter these days, you need to follow who you find interesting, not who you don't want to offend.

    Mmm, I follow quite a lot more people now than I did when I first followed - and I also have the personal a/c now too.

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)12/02/2010 at 22:14

    I just unfollow. I can't be bothered with the hassle. Sadly I have followed a lot of psychotic Muse fans in the past who literally tweet every minute at least twice (I wish I was joking) and then rage when they get their limit unlocked, then use up the limit again etc... surprises me how many people do so that I've followed in the past.

    Yeah, psychotic Muse fans... dont' know any of those....

    Oh, Hi Lukeh!

  • Dan Brunell12/02/2010 at 22:15

    Yeah, psychotic Muse fans... dont' know any of those....

    Muse are the new Radiohead in that respect.

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 22:16

    Oh, Hi Lukeh!

    Oh trust me, I got nothing on these guys.

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 22:20

    WRC Rally Sweden highlights starting now on Motors TV in the UK for those interested

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 22:43

    Have to say, the WRC coverage is extremely poor after watching what Eurosport did for the IRC Monte Carlo Rally

  • Alianora La Canta12/02/2010 at 22:49

    A question on Twitter etiquette - I suppose someone will want me to call that Twittiquette, but I won't.

    If I want to unfollow someone because they are becoming increasingly annoying (or rather, never talking about racing and they are on my racing account) yet they Follow Friday me every week without fail, do I unfollow? {Comment #760}

    Personally, I'd unfollow them, then thank them when they put me in their Follow Friday tweets. There's a good chance they won't know they've been unfollowed unless they watch their "followed" tallies very closely. However, if lots of people put you in Follow Fridays (or you don't give other people who Follow Friday you thanks), just unfollow them.

  • Paul Convery12/02/2010 at 22:58

    Strange seeing Kimi digging himself out of a snowbank

  • jessjessmatthews112/02/2010 at 23:04

    just seen this site for fisrt time my brother showed it to me, really cool will download podcasts tonight!

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 23:04

    YAY!! Have finished finished what I've been working on with Gridwalk Talk... have edited the Formula 1 section I made the other night. Take a look! http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/formula-1-2010/

  • James12/02/2010 at 23:04

    Personally, I'd unfollow them, then thank them when they put me in their Follow Friday tweets. There's a good chance they won't know they've been unfollowed unless they watch their "followed" tallies very closely. However, if lots of people put you in Follow Fridays (or you don't give other people who Follow Friday you thanks), just unfollow them.

    There are sites out there that will track who unfollows you and then email you, much in the same way that you get an email when someone follows you (if you have it turned on) http://twunfollow.com/ is the site i've used, doesn't work if your tweets are protected though.

  • Turkey Machine12/02/2010 at 23:06

    I have come over all tired. Cheers for the laughs, however a TM must sleep. If a TM doesn't sleep, TM becomes lethargic on a weekend. Which is not necessarily a bad thing except I have *stuff* (not the word I was going to use) to do.

    So I'm heading to bed. Night all!

  • Turkey Machine12/02/2010 at 23:06

    just seen this site for fisrt time my brother showed it to me, really cool will download podcasts tonight!

    Welcome! You'll love it here. :D

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:06

    just seen this site for fisrt time my brother showed it to me, really cool will download podcasts tonight!

    Hope you enjoy the podcasts. If you are commenting on the site try http://sidepodcast.com/realtime/ which lets you see comments on all threads at the same time and you always know what is going on.

  • startledbunny12/02/2010 at 23:06

    YAY!! Have finished finished what I've been working on with Gridwalk Talk... have edited the Formula 1 section I made the other night. Take a look! http://gridwal...s.com/formula-1-2010/

    lol @ Campos & USF1

  • Scott Woodwiss12/02/2010 at 23:07

    YAY!! Have finished finished what I've been working on with Gridwalk Talk... have edited the Formula 1 section I made the other night. Take a look! http://gridwal...s.com/formula-1-2010/

    Nice work, sir!

  • RG12/02/2010 at 23:07

    YAY!! Have finished finished what I've been working on with Gridwalk Talk... have edited the Formula 1 section I made the other night. Take a look! http://gridwal...s.com/formula-1-2010/

    Brilliant stuff mate :)

    Though If I am being awkward, the FIA haven't confirmed Sauber's numbers yet and I'd imagine Pedro will have the lower number than Kamui

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:07

    So I'm heading to bed. Night all!

    Good night

  • RG12/02/2010 at 23:08

    So I'm heading to bed. Night all!

    Night Mr TM

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 23:08

    Though If I am being awkward, the FIA haven't confirmed Sauber's numbers yet and I'd imagine Pedro will have the lower number than Kamui

    Have saved them as PSD files as well so I can just edit it about if necessary, tis no issue.

  • startledbunny12/02/2010 at 23:08

    So I'm heading to bed. Night all!

    night tm

  • Jon Waldock12/02/2010 at 23:08

    just seen this site for fisrt time my brother showed it to me, really cool will download podcasts tonight!

    Jess, you're email has moved into the name box! Just thought you may want to know!

  • Lukeh12/02/2010 at 23:12

    Time for sleep... Must remember to set my alarm for work tonight. Night all!

  • jessjessmatthews112/02/2010 at 23:12

    oops, sorry, my mistake

  • RG12/02/2010 at 23:13

    oops, sorry, my mistake

    We all do these silly mistakes.

    Welcome btw.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:13

    oops, sorry, my mistake

    No problem. I am sure the comment can be deleted so that your e-mail address is not picked up by some spammer

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:14

    Mr C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • startledbunny12/02/2010 at 23:16

    No problem. I am sure the comment can be deleted so that your e-mail address is not picked up by some spammer

    this is the safest place to make a mistake like that tbh.

  • jessjessmatthews112/02/2010 at 23:22

    ok cool :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:25

    ok cool :)

    I have sent an e-mail to the management to change your e-mail address to your name since neither of them are around just now.

  • startledbunny12/02/2010 at 23:26

    I have sent an e-mail to the management to change your e-mail address to your name since neither of them are around just now.

    seeing as headping has been disabled

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:27

    It's very quiet here this evening. Where is everyone?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:27

    YAY!! Have finished finished what I've been working on with Gridwalk Talk... have edited the Formula 1 section I made the other night. Take a look! http://gridwal...s.com/formula-1-2010/

    Very nice :)

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 23:27

    It's very quiet here this evening. Where is everyone?

    I've just got in from work

    Evening all

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:27

    seeing as headping has been disabled

    maybe mr c broke his headping when he broke the doohickey yesterday.

  • RG12/02/2010 at 23:27

    It's very quiet here this evening. Where is everyone?

    Writing a blog post.

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:28

    It's very quiet here this evening. Where is everyone?

    i'm currently laying on my sofa coughing loads and feeling very sorry for myself. i hate being ill.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:28

    seeing as headping has been disabled

    Mr C was under orders to do some work earlier

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:28

    There are sites out there that will track who unfollows you and then email you, much in the same way that you get an email when someone follows you (if you have it turned on) http://twunfollow.com/ is the site i've used, doesn't work if your tweets are protected though.

    Why would you want to?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:28

    just seen this site for fisrt time my brother showed it to me, really cool will download podcasts tonight!

    Welcome aboard

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 23:29

    Why would you want to?

    Egocentrics probably care more than they should

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:29

    Hi Bassano

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 23:29

    Welcome aboard

    Indeed, welcome to SPC Jess

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:29

    Evening all

    hi :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:29

    i'm currently laying on my sofa coughing loads and feeling very sorry for myself. i hate being ill.

    Still got Em's death cold?

  • RG12/02/2010 at 23:30

    Evening all

    Hello Mr Bassano.

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:30

    Welcome aboard

    yes, Hi Jess :)

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:30

    It's very quiet here this evening. Where is everyone?

    I'm watching recordings of MotoGP to try and clear my backlog of stuff, and I'm wondering whether to watch the Olympic opening ceremony given it starts at 1.30am

  • RG12/02/2010 at 23:30

    I'm watching recordings of MotoGP to try and clear my backlog of stuff, and I'm wondering whether to watch the Olympic opening ceremony given it starts at 1.30am

    It actually starts at 2am...

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:30

    Still got Em's death cold?

    yes :( although i thought i was getting a bit better yesterday so i went outside to take pics in the snow. needless to say, it was a bad idea because i've been feeling awful all day.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:31

    i'm currently laying on my sofa coughing loads and feeling very sorry for myself. i hate being ill.

    Sounds like yours is massively worse than mine. :(

    All I can suggest is an early night.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:31

    It actually starts at 2am...

    ah

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:32

    yes :( although i thought i was getting a bit better yesterday so i went outside to take pics in the snow. needless to say, it was a bad idea because i've been feeling awful all day.

    Going out in the snow with a death cold is a bad idea

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:34

    Sounds like yours is massively worse than mine. :(

    All I can suggest is an early night.

    it's not often i get this knotched off my feet due to a bad cold, i usually get a bad sore throat, loose my voice a little and am better within a week.

    I would go to bed, but i've just started watching yesterday's episode of skins... :) #iammyonworstenemy

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:34

    Going out in the snow with a death cold is a bad idea

    blame my textiles teacher, since our trip was cancelled she suggested going outside :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:44

    Finally getting round to listening to the Lotus podcast

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:44

    @pat your game looks great!! i shall join in next week though as i seem to have missed the cut off.

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:45

    it's not often i get this knotched off my feet due to a bad cold, i usually get a bad sore throat, loose my voice a little and am better within a week.

    Have you got any of those vitamin C tablets you dissolve in a big glass of water?

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:48

    @pat your game looks great!! i shall join in next week though as i seem to have missed the cut off.

    Thanks :)

    There's time to catch up with good-scoring rounds, although I think next week is NASCAR-only so that'll be pot luck. It'll get interesting when F1 and IRL kick in.

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:48

    Evening! I'm determined to go to bed at midnight tonight. I'm up at stupid o clock in the morning :(

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:49

    Have you got any of those vitamin C tablets you dissolve in a big glass of water?

    sadly not :( well, i actually don't know, mum may have some but she is currently sleeping.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:49

    Evening! I'm determined to go to bed at midnight tonight. I'm up at stupid o clock in the morning :(

    I don't see that happening after you kept me up half the night last night

  • lou12/02/2010 at 23:50

    Evening! I'm determined to go to bed at midnight tonight. I'm up at stupid o clock in the morning :(

    hi alison! stupid o clock in the morning should only ever been seen on early morning GP days..

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:50

    I don't see that happening after you kept me up half the night last night

    Me?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:51

    Me?

    It was someone using your name who spent half the night talking and moaning

  • Pat W12/02/2010 at 23:51

    Evening! I'm determined to go to bed at midnight tonight. I'm up at stupid o clock in the morning :(

    So you came into the comments with ten minutes to go? I think you don't really want to go..

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:51

    So you came into the comments with ten minutes to go? I think you don't really want to go..

    I tried to go to sleep when Nick did but there was epic fail....

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:52

    It was someone using your name who spent half the night talking and moaning

    How does that stop you going to bed? :P

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:52

    I tried to go to sleep when Nick did but there was epic fail....

    Have you spoken to him since?

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 23:53

    Finally getting round to listening to the Lotus podcast

    Finally getting round to downloading the Lotus podcast. Silly 3G limits

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:53

    How does that stop you going to bed? :P

    You scared me and I didn't want to go into a dark room

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 23:53

    Hi Alison

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:53

    Have you spoken to him since?

    Since when? 20 minutes ago? No :P

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:54

    Since when? 20 minutes ago? No :P

    Since your whingeing last night

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:55

    Since your whingeing last night

    Ah in that case yes!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2010 at 23:56

    Ah in that case yes!

    Clearly he has made you happier

  • Bassano12/02/2010 at 23:56

    You scared me and I didn't want to go into a dark room

    :lol:

  • Alison12/02/2010 at 23:57

    Clearly he has made you happier

    Shocker! :P

  • Scott Woodwiss13/02/2010 at 00:02

    Who wants to see Kimi in a bobble hat shovelling snow to get his Citroen out of a snowbank? :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56bCsqMLXWM

  • Alison13/02/2010 at 00:02

    You scared me and I didn't want to go into a dark room

    I'm sorry Steven! I'll try harder to be nice next time....

  • Steven Roy13/02/2010 at 00:02

    Just came across the Lotus podcast edit fail. Oh dear! What a mess up

  • Steven Roy13/02/2010 at 00:03

    I'm sorry Steven! I'll try harder to be nice next time....

    Don't believe you

  • Alison13/02/2010 at 00:04

    Don't believe you

    :cry:

  • Pat W13/02/2010 at 00:05

    Who wants to see Kimi in a bobble hat shovelling snow to get his Citroen out of a snowbank? :D

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=56bCsqMLXWM

    heh :-)

  • Steven Roy13/02/2010 at 00:11

    I wonder if the opening ceremony of the Olympics will be toned down after the bloke got killed on his luge

  • RG13/02/2010 at 00:12

    I wonder if the opening ceremony of the Olympics will be toned down after the bloke got killed on his luge

    I'd imagine it to be. From the tweets of BBC reporters there, very sombre mood.

  • Scott Woodwiss13/02/2010 at 00:13

    I wonder if the opening ceremony of the Olympics will be toned down after the bloke got killed on his luge

    Not to take anything away from it, but how come events were taking place before the opening ceremony?

  • RG13/02/2010 at 00:14

    Not to take anything away from it, but how come events were taking place before the opening ceremony?

    It was training, I think everyone has to do at least one training run before they can compete.

  • lou13/02/2010 at 00:14

    Not to take anything away from it, but how come events were taking place before the opening ceremony?

    it happened during training i believe

  • Steven Roy13/02/2010 at 00:14

    Not to take anything away from it, but how come events were taking place before the opening ceremony?

    He wasn't racing. It was a practise run

  • Scott Woodwiss13/02/2010 at 00:14

    He wasn't racing. It was a practise run

    Ah I see.