We're halfway through the week now and it's far from the quiet news week I thought it might be. Nevertheless, here are some of the other things we're talking about:

  • We're trying to come up with a new name for the Trulliometer, as it looks as though Hamilton is setting up his own. From the depths of despair over the weekend, he's now on the up, suggesting that all the car needs is a few tweaks here and there and everything will be fine again. Hamiltonometer, anyone?
  • Amy has been keeping an eye on the cakes we've seen in the pitlane so far, and has come up with a list. I'm intrigued by the F1 cakes, so would love to know if you've ever made, or been given an F1 themed cake. Or if you could make a cake for someone, what would you bake? Mmmm, cake.
  • Don't forget the Pitlane Fanatic quiz tonight. It starts at 8:30pm and features some fiendishly hard questions, usually including a spot the difference, which is about the only time I ever get anything right. On the PF topic, Jackie has set up her own blog, brand new, so make sure you add it to your bookmarks.

That'll do for now. Don't forget to check out the final episode of season two of Sidepodpanel, expertly hosted by the aforementioned Amy. It is now available in all it's edited goodness. As usual, I'll see you in the comments.

539 responses

  • littlepurplegoth12/05/2009 at 23:33

    Oooo

    New thread.....

    Just in time for me to fall asleep over the laptop....

  • Amy12/05/2009 at 23:43

    morning all. This post makes me feel like a sidepodceleb. Its not often i am aforementioned.

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 01:07

    I’m intrigued by the F1 cakes, so would love to know if you’ve ever made, or been given an F1 themed cake. {Original entry}

    I made a round F1 cake for David Coulthard when he first came into the sport in 1994. None of my relatives thought it was a good idea to send him a slice, possibly because the cake in question was made out of sand...

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 02:55

    Anyway, I better go out for my lunch-time walk.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 02:56

    Anyway, I better go out for my lunch-time walk.

    And I'm off to my pre-work-from-home nap. Later, guys. :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 02:56

    see ya.

  • Honky Tonk13/05/2009 at 04:02

    I was going to try elaborate on the comments I made because some people got the wrong idea on what I was saying but I seem to have lost the whole thread of posts.

    I am sure I am an idiot and just can't work it out.

    Confused Honky Tonk!

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 04:09

    I was going to try elaborate on the comments I made because some people got the wrong idea on what I was saying but I seem to have lost the whole thread of posts.

    You can go back and look if you want on the LCLT and just choose the day:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/ria/ajax/

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 04:19

    Confused Honky Tonk!

    It's easy to get confused with all the other comments going on. I try to just go with the flow.

  • Honky Tonk13/05/2009 at 04:21

    I see. We changed days.(even if it was 4ish in the morning over there)

    Thanks for that

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 04:27

    Thanks for that

    Changing of days does seem a bit random on the doohickey.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 04:59

    Changing of days does seem a bit random on the doohickey.

    More like, when people agree to change threads. :)

  • Alex13/05/2009 at 06:03

    woo 13th comment of the 13th day of the 5 th month!! OK i have been working and revising way too hard!!! Please check out my blog :D

    http://girlsviewoff1.blogspot.com/

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 06:07

    woo 13th comment of the 13th day of the 5 th month!! OK i have been working and revising way too hard!!! Please check out my blog :D

    Haha! Nice blog you have going there, Alex. A work in progress - keep it up! :)

  • Alex13/05/2009 at 06:11

    Haha! Nice blog you have going there, Alex. A work in progress - keep it up!

    Thnka you!! :D

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 06:18

    good morning

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 06:19

    good morning

    Morning. How is Sunny Spain today?

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 06:20

    beautiful :-) heading to the track in 20 mins

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 06:21

    beautiful :-) heading to the track in 20 mins

    I'm surprised you can type - I would be shaking from excitement!

  • Honky Tonk13/05/2009 at 06:23

    Here is my re post of my first post with me taking my time to get my point across more clearly.

    Budget Caps

    I want F1 to be the best of the best. Every driver in the world wants to be in the F1. And this cap looks fine for them. But what about the young guys interested in becoming a Rob or Ross? F1 needs the best people in the world making this sport better. If wages are capped why would they want to be there? Next year I can see either some doggy ‘job descriptions’ or some salaries fixed or lowered. That can’t be good.

    I believe the sport can always be better. But a budget cap will not help passing. It will not make the sport more exciting. All it will achieve is that people like Dave Richards can start in the sport. I think there are enough cars on the grid already although more will be good. Ferrari has a big budget because they are good at what they do. If they want to spend it then let them. Money doesn’t make you go fast. Talented designers, engineers etc make you go fast. You could say that the big teams have the money to draw in the best but I disagree. Winning draws in the best. Look at the driver standings. Big budgets are not winning.

    The world is full of abundance. There is a lot of money around. People just need to be smart about it.

    I would love to be able to be left in the dark about how they are slowing the development of the cars. A cap is in your face. Just do it behind our backs. Stop them testing, stop them using the wind tunnel. Test only on Friday and Saturday. Add a third car to the practice. Give them unlimited budgets.

    If they want to help with money then why not patent some of the stuff they have developed into production cars. ABS, traction control, KERS. The next big thing could be built under the FOTA Company and sold to manufactures. If they had come up with KERS then they could be funding there teams already.

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 06:23

    I'm surprised you can type - I would be shaking from excitement!

    I can type but haven't slept much :-)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 06:34

    I can type but haven't slept much :-)

    And I'm sure you're 150% awake. :P Enjoy it, Wolf! You deserve it. :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 06:37

    good morning, anyone got an exciting plans for today?

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 06:37

    And I'm sure you're 150% awake. Enjoy it, Wolf! You deserve it.

    Thanks ! Got to go. See ya later

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 06:38

    beautiful :-) heading to the track in 20 mins

    that soounds interesting, to do what?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 06:39

    beautiful :-) heading to the track in 20 mins

    that soounds interesting, to do what?

    He's heading to the Ascari Race Resort to have a ride with Michael Schumacher. He won it in a prize. How cool is that? Talk about a 'Dab of Oppo'! :D

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 06:39

    that soounds interesting, to do what?

    erm, nothing much. just a lap or two round the track with Michael Schumacher, is all. :)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 06:40

    He's heading to the Ascari Race Resort to have a ride with Michael Schumacher. He won it in a prize. How cool is that? Talk about a 'Dab of Oppo'! :D

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention - it's all expenses paid. ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 06:41

    erm, nothing much. just a lap or two round the track with Michael Schumacher, is all. :)

    wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!

    that is totally cool, have an amazing time!!!!!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 06:43

    that is totally cool, have an amazing time!!!!!

    hahaha! he better write a nice long article about it. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 06:43

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/may/13/ferrari-quit-formula-one-budget-cap

    Some sound words from Maurice Hamilton

    As ever in F1, there are side issues and power struggles aplenty. It is a fair bet that Ferrari will be in F1 in 2010, budgets will have been slashed and there will not be the patently unworkable two-tier championship. More difficult to predict is the winner of the Monaco grand prix.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 06:45

    Some sound words from Maurice Hamilton

    110% agreement from me. But stranger things have happened...

  • Fiox13/05/2009 at 06:56

    Ferrari threaten a pull out of F1 (bbc.co.uk/sport) which is where I come in and suggest a rethink of the budget:

    $40m for car creation pre season(november 2nd 09) and up until the first race of 2010. Then force teams to share their wind tunnels with new entries (awkward I know but it'll only last one year).

    That way the new entry can save some money and be on an equal playing field at the start of the season. The later development is more dependant on the engineers rather than how much windtunnel time is spent so it works out a little better.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 07:00

    $40m for car creation pre season(november 2nd 09) and up until the first race of 2010. Then force teams to share their wind tunnels with new entries (awkward I know but it'll only last one year).

    This is all good and well, but everyone's 2010 development program is already underway. That in itself cannot be remedied anymore.

  • Jackie13/05/2009 at 08:08

    Felipe baby to be a daddy. Link

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:11

    Felipe baby to be a daddy. Link

    Perfectly timed so that she gives birth after the season ends. :) Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Massa! :D

    It's GMM, but surely this can't be made up. :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:12

    Felipe baby to be a daddy. Link

    So does that mean we will be telling "Felipe-baby baby" or "Felipe Junior baby" to stay cool now?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:13

    So does that mean we will be telling "Felipe-baby baby" or "Felipe Junior baby" to stay cool now?

    It'll be "Felipinho baby", I think. :D

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:14

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:15

    Morning all.

    Good morning, Christine. Catching up with last night's comments? :)

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:15

    Good morning, Christine. Catching up with last night's comments? :)

    All done.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:16

    Morning all.

    Morning Christine. It appears that you may have a follow-up single in the works, if Jackie's link is true... ;)

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:17

    Morning Christine. It appears that you may have a follow-up single in the works, if Jackie's link is true... ;)

    So I see! What I really need is to hear what Rob says about the whole thing.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:17

    All done.

    Great! Mr C was funny last night. Hehe. Wolf should be at the Ascari track by now. :)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:18

    So I see! What I really need is to hear what Rob says about the whole thing.

    Will Lisa talk to Rob this week? :)

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:18

    Great! Mr C was funny last night. Hehe.

    He's a funny guy. I kinda like him.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:19

    He's a funny guy. I kinda like him.

    "Kinda like him" would be understating it, wouldn't it? Hehehe. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:22

    Great! Mr C was funny last night. Hehe.

    He's a funny guy. I kinda like him.

    So do we!

  • Rob Sinfield13/05/2009 at 08:26

    Kemblewatch - 13 May

    The rest of the Williams test team have turned up - sadly its raining and it looks set in for the day...

    Rob

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:27

    The rest of the Williams test team have turned up - sadly its raining and it looks set in for the day...

    No testing, then, and it's a shame - Williams really need the track time.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:27

    The rest of the Williams test team have turned up - sadly its raining and it looks set in for the day...

    Thanks Rob :)

  • Jackie13/05/2009 at 08:29

    Oh Christine, thank you for the quiz and blog plug. I have however been busted, lol Maverick's seen it .. oops.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:29

    The rest of the Williams test team have turned up - sadly its raining and it looks set in for the day...

    Thanks Rob :)

    He needs a jingle!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:30

    Oh Christine, thank you for the quiz and blog plug. I have however been busted, lol Maverick's seen it .. oops.

    What did he say? :)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:30

    He needs a jingle!

    Rob news? ;)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:31

    What did he say? :)

    BTW, might join tonight, if I can wake up for it. ;)

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:32

    Oh Christine, thank you for the quiz and blog plug. I have however been busted, lol Maverick's seen it .. oops.

    Oops, hehe. Apologies. I also got the time wrong in the original post so have fixed it to be correct.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:34

    What did he say? :)

    BTW, might join tonight, if I can wake up for it. ;)

    I'd love to join but I'm off to a football match - it's the big one... the Mighty Odense Boldklub versus the league leaders, FC Copenhagen!

  • Jackie13/05/2009 at 08:34

    Oh Christine, thank you for the quiz and blog plug. I have however been busted, lol Maverick's seen it .. oops.

    he said "Woah, you took the big leap! Is this what we’re paying you to do now? :-) "

  • Rob Sinfield13/05/2009 at 08:35

    I'd love a jingle....or a jangle...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:35

    he said "Woah, you took the big leap! Is this what we’re paying you to do now? :-) "

    :D

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:37

    Sidepodspace

    Apparently, a NASA astronaut has tweeted from space - a first. Has this already been mentioned?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:37

    I'd love a jingle....or a jangle...

    :D

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 08:37

    Apparently, a NASA astronaut has tweeted from space - a first. Has this already been mentioned?

    How cool is that!?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:38

    Sidepodspace

    Apparently, a NASA astronaut has tweeted from space - a first. Has this already been mentioned?

    Star Tweet? :)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 08:40

    How cool is that!?

    The Tweet is here.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 08:45

    Something for Mr. C:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8047321.stm

    Men really do have an excuse for being wimpy about coughs and colds - their immune systems are not as strong as those of women.

  • Amy13/05/2009 at 10:15

    im eating a caramel magnum, my second magnum of the year. two more than i ate last year. kimi should earn a commission.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 10:15

    im eating a caramel magnum, my second magnum of the year. two more than i ate last year. kimi should earn a commission.

    Hehehe.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 10:16

    im eating a caramel magnum, my second magnum of the year. two more than i ate last year. kimi should earn a commission.

    :D Hehehe. I think they should really consider properly endorsing magnums. ;)

  • Amy13/05/2009 at 10:18

    :D Hehehe. I think they should really consider properly endorsing magnums. ;)

    i think im going to buy another one day soon because i want to try the white chocolate one

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 10:22

    i think im going to buy another one day soon because i want to try the white chocolate one

    Home already? :) Tis quiet around here. Passing the time by watching JTV. :D

  • Amy13/05/2009 at 10:23

    Home already? :) Tis quiet around here. Passing the time by watching JTV. :D

    I'm rewatching the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix (oooh I wonder why) and knitting a scarf.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 10:24

    Home already? :) Tis quiet around here. Passing the time by watching JTV. :D

    Wrote a post, if you're bored.

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/05/13/anything-you-can-do/

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 10:26

    Wrote a post, if you're bored.

    :D Nah, I'm happy reading yours. :)

  • Amy13/05/2009 at 10:27

    hmm when that popped up on doohickey all i can think is 'the lewis'? what am i on!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 10:29

    hmm when that popped up on doohickey all i can think is 'the lewis'? what am i on!

    What's this doing on the daily. eh? :P

  • Amy13/05/2009 at 10:29

    What's this doing on the daily. eh? :P

    too many windows going at once ;) i edited the comment anyway :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 11:04

    Anyone want to ask DC a question?

    http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Motoring-issues/CAR-readers-to-quiz-F1-star-David-Coulthard/

    Good luck!

  • me13/05/2009 at 12:26

    renault say no too:

    "Renault confirm they will follow Ferrari, RedBull, Toyota in not entering F1 2010 if the proposed rules remain unchanged"

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 12:27

    renault say no too:

    "Renault confirm they will follow Ferrari, RedBull, Toyota in not entering F1 2010 if the proposed rules remain unchanged"

    But Renault and Toyota WANT a good excuse not to take part next year, so that's not surprising is it?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:30

    But Renault and Toyota WANT a good excuse not to take part next year, so that's not surprising is it?

    Indeed, but still, this shows that Ferrari's announcement yesterday was a FOTA-coordinated move - which should dispel other's criticisms of Ferrari just being sore losers in threatening to withdraw.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 12:32

    But Renault and Toyota WANT a good excuse not to take part next year, so that's not surprising is it?

    Indeed, but still, this shows that Ferrari's announcement yesterday was a FOTA-coordinated move - which should dispel other's criticisms of Ferrari just being sore losers in threatening to withdraw.

    Fair enough. Unity is Strength after all...

  • me13/05/2009 at 12:33

    Indeed, but still, this shows that Ferrari's announcement yesterday was a FOTA-coordinated move - which should dispel other's criticisms of Ferrari just being sore losers in threatening to withdraw.

    anyone taking bets on bmw announcing tomorrow?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:34

    "Renault confirm they will follow Ferrari, RedBull, Toyota in not entering F1 2010 if the proposed rules remain unchanged"

    And JA confirms this here.

    They are looking to go further than this and use this opportunity to question the FIA’s system of governance. Sorting out the budget cap and two tier system would be relatively straight forward once all parties agreed to talk. However the wider issue of governance is more thorny.

    I sense a coup de etat is brewing at the Place de la Concorde...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:34

    anyone taking bets on bmw announcing tomorrow?

    i think they will.

  • me13/05/2009 at 12:36

    i think they will.

    i'm also assuming that mclaren won't, but only because they have a suspended sentence hanging over their heads.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:37

    i'm also assuming that mclaren won't, but only because they have a suspended sentence hanging over their heads.

    for sure, and JA says as much.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 12:37

    anyone taking bets on bmw announcing tomorrow?

    i think they will.

    James Allen agrees...

  • me13/05/2009 at 12:39

    James Allen agrees...

    cool. i'm glad he's listening :)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:40

    James Allen agrees...

    The next big question is if Brawn will also say that they won't sign up for F1 2010 under these new rules. They're the only privateer who can realistically make that kind of statement...

    If a privateer sides with the manufacturers, that would be significant and would add significant strength to FOTA's position. It would show that it's not only the manufacturers who are after Max's head...

  • Rob Sinfield13/05/2009 at 12:40

    And now the news from Kemble....

    Williams about to give up and go home - back here next week.

    Rob

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 12:41

    This is going to get messy. Like IRL vs CART messy. And the US Open Wheel Scene is still nowhere near to recovering from that :(

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:41

    cool. i'm glad he's listening :)

    Something to note about Renault's announcement - Flavio and Bernie are very good friends. I think Bernie is ready to defect to FOTA if it really boils down to that...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 12:42

    James Allen agrees...

    The next big question is if Brawn will also say that they won't sign up for F1 2010 under these new rules. They're the only privateer who can realistically make that kind of statement...

    If a privateer sides with the manufacturers, that would be significant and would add significant strength to FOTA's position. It would show that it's not only the manufacturers who are after Max's head...

    The independents have to follow the manufacturers because they supply them engines - unless they are willing to use a Cosworth engine...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:42

    This is going to get messy. Like IRL vs CART messy. And the US Open Wheel Scene is still nowhere near to recovering from that :(

    If some teams stay and some leave, yes, it can get that messy. But if everyone decides to boycott (which I think is the case - this is the strategy of everyone in FOTA), Max won't be left with very much at all...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 12:43

    The independents have to follow the manufacturers because they supply them engines - unless they are willing to use a Cosworth engine...

    Williams may not be able to - Bernie made a cash advance to them to help ensure their survival. Force India can go either way.

  • me13/05/2009 at 12:45

    And now the news from Kemble....

    Williams about to give up and go home - back here next week.

    just a quick review of max's cost saving measures...

    by limiting the number of straight-line test days. teams now drive halfway across the country with a bunch of transporters. pay employees to sit around all day and night doing nothing, before they pack up and travel halfway across the country back to their base.

    repeat until dry.

    well done mosely, you're cost saving initiatives are laughable.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 12:49

    "Renault confirm they will follow Ferrari, RedBull, Toyota in not entering F1 2010 if the proposed rules remain unchanged"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/75287

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 13:03

    I am not here

    If a privateer sides with the manufacturers, that would be significant and would add significant strength to FOTA’s position. It would show that it’s not only the manufacturers who are after Max’s head…

    All FOTA teams are acting together. The reason they are making invidual statements is that it gets them more press coverage so that they can ramp up the pressure and of course the manufacturers each get a day's worth of free advertising which in the current climate is worth a lot.

    Something to note about Renault’s announcement - Flavio and Bernie are very good friends. I think Bernie is ready to defect to FOTA if it really boils down to that…

    That has been obvious for some time. Bernie wil dump Max in a second if the teams set up their own championship. As I have said before don't be surprised if it turns out that Bernie is pulling the strings. He wil play FOTA against the FIA and have the winner convinced that he was on their side the whole time.

    If some teams stay and some leave, yes, it can get that messy. But if everyone decides to boycott (which I think is the case - this is the strategy of everyone in FOTA), Max won’t be left with very much at all…

    No team is going to stand out from the others

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 13:06

    I am not here

    Is this like yesterday when you said goodnight 3 times? ;)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:06

    All FOTA teams are acting together. The reason they are making invidual statements is that it gets them more press coverage so that they can ramp up the pressure and of course the manufacturers each get a day's worth of free advertising which in the current climate is worth a lot.

    It's all about the news cycle, isn't it? Still, a privateer (like Brawn) making the same announcement would have a bigger impact (for me) than a manufacturer - after all, the privateers are putting the life of their company on the line.

    That has been obvious for some time. Bernie wil dump Max in a second if the teams set up their own championship. As I have said before don't be surprised if it turns out that Bernie is pulling the strings. He wil play FOTA against the FIA and have the winner convinced that he was on their side the whole time.

    GP1, then? :D FWIW, Bernie talked to most or all the teams separately throughout the course of the Spanish GP weekend.

    No team is going to stand out from the others

    Agreed.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:08

    I am not here

    Where are you, then? :P

  • me13/05/2009 at 13:13

    It's all about the news cycle, isn't it? Still, a privateer (like Brawn) making the same announcement would have a bigger impact (for me) than a manufacturer - after all, the privateers are putting the life of their company on the line.

    not to fleet street though.

    no-one who reads the uk daily's gives a fudge about williams. but they know ferrari, they know bmw and renault and they likely drive a toyota.

    the name brawn means nothing to the people these press releases are aimed at. i'm impressed with the way fota are handling themselves.

  • Rob Sinfield13/05/2009 at 13:15

    From a wet and horrible Kemble Airfield.

    Williams packing up for the day - hopefully here on Wednesday next week.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:22

    the name brawn means nothing to the people these press releases are aimed at. i'm impressed with the way fota are handling themselves.

    "Championship leader Button's team to boycott F1 in 2010"

    Wouldn't that be quite a headline?

    But yes, LDM and FOTA have learned from FOCA's mistakes in the 1980s. They are playing this to perfection.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:24

    Williams packing up for the day - hopefully here on Wednesday next week.

    Thanks, Rob. But why Wednesday? That's just a day before Monaco FP, isn't it? I thought there were no more test teams in the sport?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:38

    Joe Saward is seeing through the smokescreens.

    [Max] talks of bringing in new teams and new technologies, which is terrific except that there is only one serious new team under discussion and I would say that sacrificing the manufacturers in order to get USF1 and maybe David Richards, Lola and whoever is not a worthy argument.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:46

    Just a thought - now one realizes why FOTA got so mad at McLaren for liegate. As things stand, they cannot use LewHam's popularity with the F1 casual fan to let Mercedes announce a stunning 2010 withdrawal...

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 13:57

    random comment because i'm in italy - we just had the giro d'italia (like tour de france but for italy) go past work. why can't all the good sporting events be this easy to attend?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:58

    random comment because i'm in italy - we just had the giro d'italia (like tour de france but for italy) go past work. why can't all the good sporting events be this easy to attend?

    because for the good sporting events to stay alive, they need to make money.

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 13:59

    because for the good sporting events to stay alive, they need to make money.

    that rules out Italy for anything then ;)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 13:59

    that rules out Italy for anything then ;)

    yep, tis true. :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:01

    Just a thought - now one realizes why FOTA got so mad at McLaren for liegate. As things stand, they cannot use LewHam's popularity with the F1 casual fan to let Mercedes announce a stunning 2010 withdrawal...

    hadn't considered that.

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:02

    Hello all. The less said today the better, heard about Renault's threat

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 14:13

    Afternoon everyone. Just got in from my exam and a 2 hour meeting about year 3 of Uni and dissertation expectations.

    I am now absolutely terrified. :(

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 14:14

    Still not here

    sidepodspace update.

    NASA TV is covering the docking of the shuttle with Hubble. Docking in capture in the next hour ish.

    That is all. You didn't see me

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 14:14

    I am now absolutely terrified. :(

    don't be. it seems that way when you're not in Uni yet. But when it's in front of you, it's something everyone manages to handle. And I think you will too.

    cross the bridge when you get there. Enjoy uni in the meantime. :)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 14:15

    That is all. You didn't see me

    Heh. Are you some sort of secret agent now?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 14:15

    Hello all. The less said today the better, heard about Renault's threat

    More like an ultimatum, I think.

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:15

    I am now absolutely terrified. :(

    Moments like those are never fun, but worthwhile. Otherwise you could have what a friend of mine had - finding out mid way through final year that some subject she thought would be run would not, and thus it cost her a few months of her life. my advice about uni is to talk to as many academics as possible - they give you the inside word on things, and depending on your career, might give you a job one day. my other advice is to enjoy the lifestyle while you can :)

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:16

    More like an ultimatum, I think.

    meh, same thing.

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:18

    sidepodspace update.

    NASA TV is covering the docking of the shuttle with Hubble. Docking in capture in the next hour ish.

    how am i supposed to watch the cycling and NASA Tv with just one screen? I tried to jig up two screens but I cannot on this computer :( Maybe at my next job - (Scott in Italy) could be (Scott complaining about US coverage of F1) in a few months..

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:19

    Evening all! (Or at least a good evening out here...)

    It's already 11 pm so I promised myself only 1 hour on here. We'll see how well that goes..

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:20

    It's already 11 pm so I promised myself only 1 hour on here. We'll see how well that goes..

    Thats not going to work

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:21

    now it gets personal:

    kimi: "It’s difficult to think of a Formula 1 without Ferrari"

    massa: "I’m convinced that even if the Scuderia is forced to leave Formula 1, there will be other competitions, where it will be possible to admire the Reds on the track."

    http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns21470.html

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:21

    It's already 11 pm so I promised myself only 1 hour on here. We'll see how well that goes..

    evening. have set the egg timer.

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:22

    massa: "I’m convinced that even if the Scuderia is forced to leave Formula 1, there will be other competitions, where it will be possible to admire the Reds on the track."

    can they buy A1GP? that was my random thought this morning.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 14:22

    evening. have set the egg timer.

    You know that egg timers usually only measure three minutes, right?

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:23

    evening. have set the egg timer.

    that's a slow-cooked egg then.

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:23

    You know that egg timers usually only measure three minutes, right?

    This is why me doesn't have to cook.

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:23

    that's not going to work.

    That's what I'm afraid of. :(

    evening. have set the egg timer.

    You're a life saver! Much obliged.

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:23

    can they buy A1GP? that was my random thought this morning.

    probably for the same amount brawn paid honda. yes.

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:23

    You know that egg timers usually only measure three minutes, right?

    i didn't. no.

    :cry:

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:24

    You know that egg timers usually only measure three minutes, right?

    They do?

    Oh boy that explains a lot when I cook.

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:25

    i didn't. no.

    That's okay. I was going to pretend not to hear it anyways. ;)

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:25

    probably for the same amount brawn paid honda. yes.

    Hmmm. I might make some phone calls then. The italian media is about the same as everyone else's I guess with talk of Ferrari leaving. I think they should start their own competition and get rid of Bernie and Max, as they making an enjoyable sport less enjoyable.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 14:26

    It's already 11 pm so I promised myself only 1 hour on here. We'll see how well that goes..

    No chance. You are hooked now.

    I am not here

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:27

    I am not here

    Gee Steven, you're so not here you're even not commenting on non-F1 comments.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 14:29

    Let's all talk about Steven while he's not here.

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:30

    Let's all talk about Steven while he's not here.

    Where should we start?

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:31

    Where should we start?

    I think with his perception of self, and when he feels like he's not really here.

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:32

    No chance. You are hooked now.

    I'm close, but not quite there. BATracer is still my homepage.

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:32

    Where should we start?

    rumour has it he once conspired with the owner of a karting track to cheat someone out of an honest podium.

    he's a lot like jean todt... only taller.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 14:32

    NASA just announced 2 hours 24 minutes till contact with Hubble. Looks like they are finally behind schedule

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 14:32

    I'm close, but not quite there. BATracer is still my homepage.

    But this is in your second tab, right? ;)

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 14:33

    Let's all talk about Steven while he's not here.

    Duly followed by a Sidepodspace update. :P

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 14:33

    NASA just announced 2 hours 24 minutes till contact with Hubble. Looks like they are finally behind schedule

    YES!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 14:34

    rumour has it he once conspired with the owner of a karting track to cheat someone out of an honest podium.

    :D

    he's a lot like jean todt... only taller.

    Oooh...

    Anyway, calling it an early night - I want to join this week's quiz. :D Night, everyone!

  • me13/05/2009 at 14:34

    Anyway, calling it an early night - I want to join this week's quiz. :D Night, everyone!

    see ya.

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:35

    But this is in your second tab, right? ;)

    Touche.

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:35

    Anyway, calling it an early night - I want to join this week's quiz. :D Night, everyone!

    ciao J

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:35

    Anyway, calling it an early night - I want to join this week's quiz. :D Night, everyone!

    Nitey nite!

  • toxicfusion13/05/2009 at 14:36

    Talking of BATRacer, how many more people do we need now?

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 14:37

    YES!

    :D

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 14:40

    Right, gonna (try and) pull myself away from spc to get this operating systems assignment done tonight... so I shall talk to you lovely people later. :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 14:41

    Anyone else love it when F1 Teams give out press releases with driver quotes on that are blatently not from the driver?

    It does make me chuckle :D

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:42

    Right, gonna (try and) pull myself away from spc to get this operating systems assignment done tonight... so I shall talk to you lovely people later. :)

    good luck - just remember that windows ME was once at the forefront of OS.

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:43

    Talking of BATRacer, how many more people do we need now?

    Looks like we're only half full. Still waiting for 10 more people.

  • Flibster13/05/2009 at 14:43

    good luck - just remember that windows ME was once at the forefront of OS.

    For about... oooh.. 12 minutes?

    It was dreadful.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 14:43

    good luck - just remember that windows ME was once at the forefront of OS.

    and Vista is at the back ;) allegidly :P

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 14:44

    For about... oooh.. 12 minutes?

    It was dreadful.

    Didn't it have some sort of flaw that drained all of your memory capacity?

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:44

    Anyone else love it when F1 Teams give out press releases with driver quotes on that are blatently not from the driver?

    Actually I'm not so sure anymore that they are not - have you heard some of these "spontaneous" speeches when a driver thanks the team - they are so rehearsed now and none of that usual random enthusiastic dribble i used to like.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 14:45

    Actually I'm not so sure anymore that they are not - have you heard some of these "spontaneous" speeches when a driver thanks the team - they are so rehearsed now and none of that usual random enthusiastic dribble i used to like.

    This is true, in my head i'm always saying the quote in the drivers voice 8-)

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:46

    Didn't it have some sort of flaw that drained all of your memory capacity?

    I knew comment that would stir people up. I have no idea what was wrong with it, other than it was a messed up piece of trouble. Fortunately I never did, but I think my parents made the mistake of taking the computer shop's advice rather than listen to their son. foolish people....

  • Flibster13/05/2009 at 14:46

    Didn't it have some sort of flaw that drained all of your memory capacity?

    The biggest fla was that it was Windows 98Se underneath and they then tried to bolt the appearance from Windows2k onto it... and failed miserably.

    Only reason I have 4 copies of it was I managed to get it for £20 a copy and each had £40 cashback from Microsoft with it. :D

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:47

    This is true, in my head i'm always saying the quote in the drivers voice 8-)

    :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 14:52

    Anyone seen this (and i'd like to point out it was linked from an F1 website...)

    http://www.qpr.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10373~1653112,00.html

    Didn't see that one coming ;)

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:54

    Didn't see that one coming ;)

    I sense a conspiracy theory coming...

    'RED BULL IN SHOCK RENAULT TAKEOVER'

  • Scott in Italy13/05/2009 at 14:55

    Didn't see that one coming ;)

    i loved this quote

    As part of the deal, Red Bull will engage in a number of community based projects within the West London boroughs, as well as utilising the five-star hospitality on offer at Loftus Road, on both matchdays and non-matchdays.

    I guess they're saying they can mix with people of all types?

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 14:55

    'RED BULL IN SHOCK RENAULT TAKEOVER'

    hahaha, that would be possibly the stupidest thing they've ever done

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 14:57

    Didn't see that one coming ;)

    Hmm well Red Bull use Renault engines so there is a link there. I'm sure they'd love to be in the Premier League too ;)

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 14:58

    Hmm well Red Bull use Renault engines so there is a link there. I'm sure they'd love to be in the Premier League too ;)

    Do I sense a 'Red Bull Queens' like they did with 'Red Bull Salzburg' and 'Red Bull New York' elsewhere in football?

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 15:15

    Did I scare everyone off with that football reference?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 15:15

    Yay! Just successfully tested out skype on the iPod! Consider mobile phone bill slashed!

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 15:19

    Yay! Just successfully tested out skype on the iPod! Consider mobile phone bill slashed!

    wow

    thats cool

  • me13/05/2009 at 15:19

    Yay! Just successfully tested out skype on the iPod! Consider mobile phone bill slashed!

    it's a battery killer though.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 15:22

    Yay! Just successfully tested out skype on the iPod! Consider mobile phone bill slashed!

    it's a battery killer though.

    Not really - it's no worse than using the wifi. Turn the screen brightness down a bit - that helps too ;)

  • John in Japan13/05/2009 at 15:23

    Okay ladies and gentlemen. Since there's a lull I think I'm gonna take the chance and escape while I still can. Have a great night!

    Online time: 1hr and 30 mins. Only 30 mins over my allotted time ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 15:25

    Okay ladies and gentlemen. Since there's a lull I think I'm gonna take the chance and escape while I still can. Have a great night!

    Night John!

  • me13/05/2009 at 15:25

    Online time: 1hr and 30 mins. Only 30 mins over my allotted time ;)

    see ya sir :)

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 15:31

    Felipe baby to be a daddy. {Comment #35}

    Congratulations to Felipe and Raffaela!

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 15:37

    Williams may not be able to - Bernie made a cash advance to them to help ensure their survival. Force India can go either way. {Comment #97}

    If Ian's continual extolling of the budget cap is anything to go by, I suspect they will choose to be with Williams in the FIA championship, even though it is theoretically impossible for any team to actually comply with the budget cap requirements.

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 15:55

    Hey guys, just returned from the track. What a day. Still can't believe that it was for real ...

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 15:58

    can they buy A1GP? that was my random thought this morning. {Comment #128

    I suspect, if the rumours about low funds in the A1GP kitty are half-way true, then Ferrari could quite easily purchase that series.

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 15:59

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/schumi-jpg

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 15:59

    Felipe baby to be a daddy. {Comment #35}

    Disappointed that they didn't headline it Felipe's Baby

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:00

    Just got here. Have I missed anything today?

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:00

    Hey guys, just returned from the track. What a day. Still can't believe that it was for real ...

    I look forward to reading about it.

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:00

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/schumi-jpg

    w00t!

    it's a long shot, but is there any chance you gave him a poke in the eye for austria 2002?

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 16:01

    Hey guys, just returned from the track. What a day. Still can’t believe that it was for real {Comment #184}

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:01

    Just got here. Have I missed anything today?

    hullo. long time no see. it's been a bit quiet all round...

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 16:02

    it's a long shot, but is there any chance you gave him a poke in the eye for austria 2002?

    hm... well he was driving the car I was sitting at like a madman :-) I would not want to p*** him off :-)

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:03

    hm... well he was driving the car I was sitting at like a madman :-) I would not want to p*** him off :-)

    good point!

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:03

    hullo. long time no see. it's been a bit quiet all round...

    I see from the comments you let John in Japan go without signing him up for a podcast appearance. Still his addiction is building nicely. Until yesterday he had no time to comment at all and today he went over his self imposed time limit.

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 16:03

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself

    sure I did, got to drive on the track myself and then got that Michael person to driver me in Maserati :-)

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:04

    I see from the comments you let John in Japan go without signing him up for a podcast appearance. Still his addiction is building nicely. Until yesterday he had no time to comment at all and today he went over his self imposed time limit.

    :)

    he'll be back.

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:05

    sure I did, got to drive on the track myself and then got that Michael person to driver me in Maserati :-)

    cool! how did your times compare?

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 16:06

    cool! how did your times compare?

    his drive was in in Maserati on longer part of track, we could drive BMWs on shorter track, so can't compare :-)

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:08

    his drive was in in Maserati on longer part of track, we could drive BMWs on shorter track, so can't compare :-)

    very much looking forward to your post on this one!

    what's your plans now?

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:08

    If they want to help with money then why not patent some of the stuff they have developed into production cars. ABS, traction control, KERS. The next big thing could be built under the FOTA Company and sold to manufactures. If they had come up with KERS then they could be funding there teams already.

    All of those things were in production cars before F1.

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 16:08

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/just-before-take-off-jpg

    that was the machine

    check my site over the weekend, once I get back to my quick internet connection I will try to upload the onboard footage

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:09

    his drive was in in Maserati on longer part of track, we could drive BMWs on shorter track, so can't compare :-)

    He still insists on an unfair advantage? How insecure can he be?

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:09

    check my site over the weekend, once I get back to my quick internet connection I will try to upload the onboard footage

    shall do, cheers for keeping us updated :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:09

    He still insists on an unfair advantage? How insecure can he be?

    :P :P

  • F1Wolf13/05/2009 at 16:09

    what's your plans now?

    now they are taking us for dinner and tomorrow I fly back to Hong Kong, need to catch the Friday night drinks time :-)

  • Flibster13/05/2009 at 16:22

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/just-before-take-off-jpg

    that was the machine

    check my site over the weekend, once I get back to my quick internet connection I will try to upload the onboard footage

    One of the sexiest cars made today.

    Still prefer the old 3200GT though.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:25

    kimi

    “It’s difficult to think of a Formula 1 without Ferrari”

    I have an image in my head of Kimi pointing his Magnum at Max amd saying "Do you feel loucky punk?"

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:28

    rumour has it he once conspired with the owner of a karting track to cheat someone out of an honest podium.

    he’s a lot like jean todt… only taller.

    I stand accused by the very person who stole my kart. A dastardly manouvre that resulted in me winning the race in his and him being given the win. It was like a Brawn strategy.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:31

    Anyone seen this (and i’d like to point out it was linked from an F1 website…)

    So Red Bull announce a sponsorship deal with a football team owned by Bernie and Flavio at the same time as Renault and Red Bul threaten to pull out of F1. I am sure that is going to make Max feel suitably alienated.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 16:34

    Right you lot, off to football tonight so no quiz or comments. Have fun :D

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:36

    Right you lot, off to football tonight so no quiz or comments. Have fun :D

    Enjoy the game

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:39

    sidepodspace update

    We have live Hubble pictures on NASA. Capyure and docking is about 15 minutes away

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 16:40

    A really strange thing just happened to me. A political party (which shall remain nameless) actually phoned up my house to ask for my political opinion. I'd heard rumours of such things but it's never happened to me before.

    The trouble was that the person at the other end wasn't really equipped to deal with the answers I gave. I think he must have been filling in a questionnaire with multiple-choice answers and I have this annoying habit of having opinions that don't fit any of them! As a result, the call took about twice as long as it needed to because of things like convincing them that Parties A and B seem identical to me...

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:51

    A really strange thing just happened to me. A political party (which shall remain nameless) actually phoned up my house to ask for my political opinion. I'd heard rumours of such things but it's never happened to me before.

    None of them have ever phoned me either.

    The trouble was that the person at the other end wasn't really equipped to deal with the answers I gave. I think he must have been filling in a questionnaire with multiple-choice answers and I have this annoying habit of having opinions that don't fit any of them! As a result, the call took about twice as long as it needed to because of things like convincing them that Parties A and B seem identical to me...

    I am sure I would have given them the same problem. I tend to give people problems when they ask for my opinion. I have been black listed by a certain religious organisation because they called one day when I was bored. I kept them talking for two hours during which time all of their colleagues had completed a street each and the minibus that distributes them had come back after 45 minutes and all bar the two at my house had boarded. Once i saw that I had a busload captive I decided to see how long I could keep them

    There was one woman in her 40s and a girl in her late teens/early 20s. After telling them why the were wrong in their fundamental beliefs I spent the rest of the tim unconvertng the girl. The older people who indocrinate them are not programmed to deal with people like me. I am sure that I successfully de-programmed her.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:52

    Docking now scheduled for 18:05 ish.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 16:54

    I kept them talking for two hours during which time all of their colleagues had completed a street each and the minibus that distributes them had come back after 45 minutes and all bar the two at my house had boarded. Once i saw that I had a busload captive I decided to see how long I could keep them

    See, they needs to get themselves a tick-tock.

  • me13/05/2009 at 16:54

    I stand accused by the very person who stole my kart. A dastardly manouvre that resulted in me winning the race in his and him being given the win. It was like a Brawn strategy.

    :D

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 16:58

    See, they needs to get themselves a tick-tock.

    They need to get themselves a life

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 17:01

    They need to get themselves a life

    I do believe thats what they are doing :)

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 17:02

    I have been black listed by a certain religious organisation because they called one day when I was bored. I kept them talking for two hours {Comment #215}

    Brilliant! If an organisation cannot take the hint that they are an unwanted influence, then tying up their phone line while they put pointless spiel into the air seems only fair.

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 17:04

    I do believe thats what they are doing {Comment #220}

    By preaching to those who don't care what they are saying? Is that a life someone would want?

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 17:05

    By preaching to those who don't care what they are saying? Is that a life someone would want?

    Ah, but part of what they believe is obviously evangelism, and i should think that there are some people who do care, but whom are apparently in a minority

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 17:08

    *claps happily* OS assignment is dooooone! :D

    It;s not amazing but it's good enough :) many thanks to mr c, journeyer and others for the little tidbits of advice the other day!

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 17:08

    sidepodspace update

    Hubble about to be captured

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 17:15

    Hubble captured.

  • guille230613/05/2009 at 17:16

    Hubble captured.

    :-)

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 17:19

    Ah, but part of what they believe is obviously evangelism, and i should think that there are some people who do care, but whom are apparently in a minority {Comment #223}

    Preaching to people who do care is fine. It's when they've been talking to someone for, say, ten minutes and they're becoming more resistant to the idea every moment that it would make sense to drop the subject and look for someone who might be more prepared to convert. They might even convert more people that way...

    There's evangelism and there's inefficiency.

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 17:34

    Ahhh, what an amazing feeling :)

    Honestly, one of the best things in life is knowing another assignment is done and dusted

  • me13/05/2009 at 17:36

    Honestly, one of the best things in life is knowing another assignment is done and dusted

    is the lukeh-ometer on a high then?

    ;)

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 17:39

    is the lukeh-ometer on a high then?

    after a very tough day, finishing this annoyance has send the meter off the scale :D

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 17:39

    Honestly, one of the best things in life is knowing another assignment is done and dusted

    lucky for some, i was looking forward to being on a high after a piece of coursework that had taken me a year to do but all i could think once it was in was redoing business coursework.

    booo

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 17:40

    Honestly, one of the best things in life is knowing another assignment is done and dusted

    Good for you mate. Nice feeling to finish coursework.

    Not to high on my -omometer though

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 17:41

    lucky for some, i was looking forward to being on a high after a piece of coursework that had taken me a year to do but all i could think once it was in was redoing business coursework.

    aww :( thats a shame

  • Dank13/05/2009 at 17:52

    This is really rather good: http://en.redbulletin.com/articles/head2head/

    DC vs. Mark Webber

  • me13/05/2009 at 18:07

    This is really rather good: http://en.redbulletin.com/articles/head2head/

    it was.

    they need a wider lens though. i don't need to see that much detail on anyone's nose.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 18:11

    Just look at this: http://blogf1.co.uk/2009/05/11/caption-contest-89/

    He definitely lacks motivation :P

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 18:12

    FakePiquetJr and Fakemansell are currently having a very funny argument o twitter. Go watch :D

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 18:17

    evenin' :)

    I see Renault are the latest to whinge about the budget cap. Dear lord...

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 18:18

    Oh and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh9g9NSCWDk

    :D !

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 18:22

    Oh and

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 18:24

    Also cool to see Brawn GP are getting new merchandise out soon and at the British GP. I want one of the new caps (not the Duracell one though)! :D

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 18:27

    sidepodspace update

    They caught Hubble with the robotic arm and pulled it to the shuttle an docked it. Nothing to see until the spacewalks start tomorrow. I think the astronauts are going to spend the rest of the day playing I spy.

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 18:31

    Andrew shovlin appears to be on my xbox telling me I'm stupid and need to use my brain more. :(

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 18:32

    There was one woman in her 40s and a girl in her late teens/early 20s. After telling them why the were wrong in their fundamental beliefs I spent the rest of the tim unconvertng the girl. The older people who indocrinate them are not programmed to deal with people like me. I am sure that I successfully de-programmed her.

    Spectacular. :-)

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 18:32

    Andrew shovlin appears to be on my xbox telling me I'm stupid and need to use my brain more.

    Eh?

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 18:34

    There is now a Fake Bernd Maylander. Not that I bother with the fake ones because I don't want my feed flooded, but they are fun from time to time...

    I'm not here either.

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 18:35

    Eh?

    andy shovlin, as we all know and love him - http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/andy-jpg

    stupid xbox guy on 'brain chanllenge' telling me im stupid - http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00659-jpg

    hmmmmmm

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 18:36

    Been thinking, the SL is a bit spartan inside, off to Halfords for a Magic Tree, a custom gear knob and maybe some fluffy dice.about 2 hours ago from web

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 18:36

    I meant to put that in a quote box but forgot

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 18:37

    Been thinking, the SL is a bit spartan inside, off to Halfords for a Magic Tree, a custom gear knob and maybe some fluffy dice.about 2 hours ago from web

    yeah, saw that earlier :D

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 18:40

    Right, lots to do, time to vanish again. No quiz for me. :-( Will aim to make it next week.

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 19:15

    Remember, if there is any lurkers out there. Or wanna join for the first time

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/chat.php

    Pitlane Fanatic Quiz. Starts 20:30 and we have Jackie hosting

  • me13/05/2009 at 19:17

    Pitlane Fanatic Quiz. Starts 20:30 and we have Jackie hosting

    jackie's hosting?

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 19:19

    jackie's hosting?

    Apparantly so

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 19:21

    jackie's hosting?

    yay! good for her!

    and hi, everyone. :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 19:22

    and hi, everyone. :)

    he's awake!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 19:22

    he's awake!

    why yes, yes i am. :P

  • me13/05/2009 at 19:23

    why yes, yes i am. :P

    your dedication is impressive good sir.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 19:24

    your dedication is impressive good sir.

    anything for a good quiz. besides, i skipped last week's. ;)

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 19:24

    why yes, yes i am. :P

    Are you using Amy's withdrawal plan too?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 19:25

    Are you using Amy's withdrawal plan too?

    Nah, I've embraced my addiction. No point withdrawing now. :P

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 20:02

    Mr C? Mrs C? Yoohoo! Where are you? :D

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 20:03

    Mr C? Mrs C? Yoohoo! Where are you? :D

    Too hard.

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:03

    I'm still here :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 20:03

    Mr C? Mrs C? Yoohoo! Where are you? :D

    sorry, too hard. you guys carry on though.

  • me13/05/2009 at 20:03

    I'm still here :)

    *waves*

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 20:04

    sorry, too hard. you guys carry on though.

    sure? there's been a bunch of easy questions. but if you insist. :)

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:05

    *waves*

    *waves back*

    watching apprentice and eating a cornetto. good times.

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 20:05

    sure? there's been a bunch of easy questions. but if you insist. :)

    We has short attention spans.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 20:05

    watching apprentice and eating a cornetto. good times.

    not a magnum?!

  • me13/05/2009 at 20:06

    watching apprentice and eating a cornetto. good times.

    what more could one ask?

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:06

    not a magnum?!

    too motivated for a magnum :P

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 20:07

    what more could one ask?

    added Jon, and look, im here. so all is perfect ;)

  • me13/05/2009 at 20:08

    added Jon, and look, im here. so all is perfect ;)

    ;)

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:09

    added Jon, and look, im here. so all is perfect ;)

    i knew soemthing was missing!

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 20:10

    i knew soemthing was missing!

    :D

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 20:23

    Some amazing fakedriver twitter chats tonight, very funny

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:42

    Am so jealous of the Apprentice winners now racing lotus' about...

    And they have The Chain playing! :D

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 20:43

    And they have The Chain playing! :D

    Oh.my.goodness. We don't get Apprentice UK here - will need to look that up...

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 20:43

    Am so jealous of the Apprentice winners now racing lotus' about...

    And they have The Chain playing! :D

    Imagine wasting a treat like that on those morons

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 20:44

    Oh.my.goodness. We don't get Apprentice UK here - will need to look that up...

    We only saw about 20 seconds of it. Not worth watching

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:44

    Oh.my.goodness. We don't get Apprentice UK here - will need to look that up...

    I've seen 3 or 4 versions of The Apprentice and the UK one always stands out, even more so over the American one Alan Sugar based it from. But that may be bias :P

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:44

    We only saw about 20 seconds of it. Not worth watching

    Yeah was only a small clip. Just such a good prize for the most annoying of people...!

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 20:51

    Imagine wasting a treat like that on those morons

    Beastly people. And they end up running the country – low cunning always succeeds where talent and intelligent reasoning fails...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 20:52

    Beastly people. And they end up running the country – low cunning always succeeds where talent and intelligent reasoning fails...

    That's the world for ya. Fortune favors the opportunists.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 20:52

    Beastly people. And they end up running the country – low cunning always succeeds where talent and intelligent reasoning fails...

    Still compelling viewing though. Love it when they get shot down in flames by Nick or Margaret. Can't say I like Sir Alan very much either. I'm, as ever, a fortnight behind. Thank technology for iPlayer.

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 20:53

    I'm hunched over a steaming word processor at the moment (not an Amstrad)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 20:54

    I'm hunched over a steaming word processor at the moment (not an Amstrad)

    Steaming word processor? Isn't that a bit dangerous? :P

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 20:54

    Still compelling viewing though. Love it when they get shot down in flames by Nick or Margaret. Can't say I like Sir Alan very much either. I'm, as ever, a fortnight behind. Thank technology for iPlayer.

    Nick and Margaret are the greatest television duo since the chuckle Brothers

  • me13/05/2009 at 20:55

    I'm hunched over a steaming word processor at the moment (not an Amstrad)

    how fast are you typing?

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 20:55

    I'm hunched over a steaming word processor at the moment (not an Amstrad)

    I'm attempting to revise for a test tomorrow, with moderate success.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 20:56

    Nick and Margaret are the greatest television duo since the chuckle Brothers

    Funnier too :)

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 20:56

    Nick and Margaret are the greatest television duo since the chuckle Brothers

    I'll leave it with you.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 20:58

    Dammit. I just remembered Freeview works here now and I have a DVR. I ought to have recorded it. Was going to d/l on iplayer some time. Repeat tomorrow? Better to record than download.

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 20:59

    the greatest television duo since the chuckle Brothers

    For some reason that sentence reminded me of the time when Trevor and Simon decided that they were proper comedians.

    how fast are you typing?

    1600 words (transcription) since 8.30-ish...

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 20:59

    Argh. I'm really not here. See you later...

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 20:59

    Wouldn't be hard to be funnier than the chuckle brothers though.

    I'm glued to 'Penelope Keith and the fast lady' on iPlayer atm... all about the first female racing driver :-) a 'works' driver too!

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:00

    Better to record than download.

    True. Wednesday night is a bit of a lock-out in Codling Manor on the TV front because we have Desperate Housewives and The Beast recording concurrently on the Skybox.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:01

    True. Wednesday night is a bit of a lock-out in Codling Manor on the TV front because we have Desperate Housewives and The Beast recording concurrently on the Skybox.

    Desperate Housewives?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:04

    Christine: 13/05/2009 at 16:54

    I kept them talking for two hours during which time all of their colleagues had completed a street each and the minibus that distributes them had come back after 45 minutes and all bar the two at my house had boarded. Once i saw that I had a busload captive I decided to see how long I could keep them

    See, they needs to get themselves a tick-tock.

    Just. Brilliant! :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:05

    hey. when did bibendum vanish from autosport's background?

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:06

    I'm glued to 'Penelope Keith and the fast lady' on iPlayer atm... all about the first female racing driver :-) a 'works' driver too!

    I watched that a few weeks ago. It is really interesting

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 21:06

    hey. when did bibendum vanish from autosport's background?

    The day they saw sense probably

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:07

    The day they saw sense probably

    aww, i liked it. now it looks like something is missing :(

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:08

    I have this annoying habit of having opinions that don’t fit any of them!

    Nothing annoying about that. A pox on multiple choice! How dare they try to squeeze us into neat boxes?

    Desperate Housewives?

    Marvelous programme...

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:09

    Marvelous programme...

    because you get an hour to yourself?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:10

    Dank: 13/05/2009 at 17:52

    This is really rather good: http://en.redbulletin.com/articles/head2head/

    DC vs. Mark Webber

    Yes it is. Not as good as the panel though!

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:10

    because you get an hour to yourself?

    Does this mean that I'm not the only person who doesn't really see the point of it?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:10

    because you get an hour to yourself?

    :D

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:11

    FakePiquetJr: I'm not too worried about Renault quitting f1, it will give me time to pursue my other dream, I want to be Zorro

    :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:12

    Does this mean that I'm not the only person who doesn't really see the point of it?

    i enjoyed series 1. then it kinda went off the rails.

    production values are excellent. plot and acting are somewhat suspect.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:12

    Right, returned from the football - we won 3-2 and it was a record sellout crowd at the Colosseum known as Fionia Park that saw the mighty Odense Boldklub smash the poncy Copenhagen team. As I work in Copenhagen, I think I'm going to have a good day tomorrow ;)

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:12

    I watched that a few weeks ago. It is really interesting

    I'm now seeing that a visit to brooklands may be necessary... asap I think :-D

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:12

    FakePiquetJr: I'm not too worried about Renault quitting f1, it will give me time to pursue my other dream, I want to be Zorro

    :D

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:13

    production values are excellent. plot and acting are somewhat suspect.

    Very funny, though.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:14

    FakePiquetJr: I'm not too worried about Renault quitting f1, it will give me time to pursue my other dream, I want to be Zorro

    FakePiquetJr "In fact I may even wear a mask and cape at Monaco, if @fakedc can dress as Superman I can be Zorro,"

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:14

    i enjoyed series 1. then it kinda went off the rails.

    They marketed it as if there was only going to be one series and that there was going to be a tidy finish to the story. I think half way through they decided to cash in.

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:14

    i enjoyed series 1. then it kinda went off the rails.

    Oh... snap....

    :-S

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:14

    I'm now seeing that a visit to brooklands may be necessary... asap I think :-D

    Brooklands is worth a visit

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:15

    FakePiquetJr: I'm not too worried about Renault quitting f1, it will give me time to pursue my other dream, I want to be Zorro

    FakePiquetJr "In fact I may even wear a mask and cape at Monaco, if @fakedc can dress as Superman I can be Zorro,"

    FakePiquetJr (he's on fire tonight) The sword will come in too, as I'm being lapped I could slash @fakejenson s tyres

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:16

    Right, returned from the football - we won 3-2 and it was a record sellout crowd at the Colosseum known as Fionia Park that saw the mighty Odense Boldklub smash the poncy Copenhagen team. As I work in Copenhagen, I think I'm going to have a good day tomorrow ;)

    Hey there. :D

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:16

    FakePiquetJr "In fact I may even wear a mask and cape at Monaco, if @fakedc can dress as Superman I can be Zorro,"

    He's gone bonkers. :P

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:16

    Brooklands is worth a visit

    :-)

    Just the bleurgh that is the M25 to deal with from here...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:16

    FakePiquetJr (he's on fire tonight) The sword will come in too, as I'm being lapped I could slash @fakejenson s tyres

    As I said, bonkers. :P

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:17

    They marketed it as if there was only going to be one series and that there was going to be a tidy finish to the story. I think half way through they decided to cash in.

    i could see that, yup. lasted 4 shows into s2 i think.

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:18

    Brooklands is worth a visit

    Just not quite sure about the claim to be the 'birthplace of british motorsport' There are quite a few places with a claim to that....

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:19

    i could see that, yup. lasted 4 shows into s2 i think.

    I saw some of the first series and didn't start the second series. The longer it has gone on the less believable the plastic surgery has become.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:19

    Quiz scores

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:20

    Journeyer wins again

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:20

    Journeyer wins again

    Yay! :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:21

    me: 13/05/2009 at 22:17:15

    They marketed it as if there was only going to be one series and that there was going to be a tidy finish to the story. I think half way through they decided to cash in.

    i could see that, yup. lasted 4 shows into s2 i think.

    Sopranos was the same. The first two series were excellent and then it tailed off very quickly to the point where I was only watching to see it though until the end...

    ...Luckily for me I stopped a season and a half before it did, or I would have opened a can of RG on someone! :)

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:22

    Yay! :D

    Have you thought about staying in bed in future :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:22

    Journeyer: 13/05/2009 at 22:20:56

    Journeyer wins again

    Yay!

    Jeez, first Ricky Hatton, now the PF Quiz!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:22

    Steven Roy: 13/05/2009 at 21:22

    Yay!

    Have you thought about staying in bed in future

    Oooh I sense a rivalry brewing here!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:23

    Oooh I sense a rivalry brewing here!

    It's always been there - Steven Roy is the master of F1 history. :D

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:23

    Jeez, first Ricky Hatton, now the PF Quiz!

    We Filipinos are taking over the world, haven't ya heard? :D

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:24

    I saw some of the first series and didn’t start the second series. The longer it has gone on the less believable the plastic surgery has become.

    Especially if you watch it in HD. No wonder Nicolette Sheridan left!

    US TV shows are always annoying in that the nature of the commissioning process means that they almost inevitably either stop before they've properly finished, or go on long past their sell-by date.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:25

    Journeyer: 13/05/2009 at 22:23:55

    Jeez, first Ricky Hatton, now the PF Quiz!

    We Filipinos are taking over the world, haven't ya heard?

    I won't believe that until you have a Grand Prix!

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:25

    I won't believe that until you have a Grand Prix!

    With the government here, it won't happen in a hundred years... :(

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:26

    to the point where I was only watching to see it though until the end…

    Mrs C is a bit like that with Lost...

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:26

    I won't believe that until you have a Grand Prix!

    Don't say that, Bernie's always listening

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:27

    Stuart C: 13/05/2009 at 21:26

    to the point where I was only watching to see it though until the end…

    Mrs C is a bit like that with Lost…

    Oh dear. Well she's going to get seriously burned with that show I reckon. It'll make the St. Elsewhere ending look tame!

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:27

    Oooh I sense a rivalry brewing here!

    Only if I beat him occasionally

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:27

    Don't say that, Bernie's always listening

    I actually wish it would happen. But the people are too poor and the people in government are too selfish - no way they'd fork over their hard-stolen money to Bernie...

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:28

    Only if I beat him occasionally

    You did beat me on my first go. :)

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:28

    Especially if you watch it in HD. No wonder Nicolette Sheridan left!

    Every pic I see of Marcia Cross the more plastic her face gets. Can she move any part of her face?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:29

    Journeyer: 13/05/2009 at 21:27

    Don’t say that, Bernie’s always listening

    I actually wish it would happen. But the people are too poor and the people in government are too selfish - no way they’d fork over their hard-stolen money to Bernie…

    Sounds like a perfect mix for a new Grand Prix, going by the recent new additions!

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:29

    hey all.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:29

    Steven Roy: 13/05/2009 at 22:28:54

    Especially if you watch it in HD. No wonder Nicolette Sheridan left!

    Every pic I see of Marcia Cross the more plastic her face gets. Can she move any part of her face?

    Since when did Sidepodcast turn into Perez Hilton?

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:30

    Hi Lou. How are you?

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:30

    hey all.

    Hey Lou.

    All right, back to bed for me, then. Later, guys and gals. :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:30

    hey all.

    howdy, how are ya?

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:30

    All right, back to bed for me, then. Later, guys and gals. :)

    night!!

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:30

    Since when did Sidepodcast turn into Perez Hilton?

    :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:30

    All right, back to bed for me, then. Later, guys and gals. :)

    crazy fool.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:31

    Sounds like a perfect mix for a new Grand Prix, going by the recent new additions!

    No, China, India, and Korea are all rich countries in spite of the corruption. Here, they're corrupt AND we're poor.

  • Journeyer13/05/2009 at 21:31

    crazy fool.

    :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)13/05/2009 at 21:31

    Journeyer: 13/05/2009 at 21:30

    hey all.

    Hey Lou.

    All right, back to bed for me, then. Later, guys and gals.

    Journeyer and Lou are on shifts. I'd better hit the hay too. Night all :)

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:31

    Good night Journeyer

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:32

    night gavin.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:32

    Journeyer and Lou are on shifts. I'd better hit the hay too. Night all :)

    night!!

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:32

    Night Gavin

    It's becoming like the Waltons

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 21:33

    Quick question - does anyone else think the guy on the front of the swine flu leaflet looks exactly like Dr. Cox from Scrubs? :D

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:33

    Can she move any part of her face?

    She is well Carey, man.

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:34

    Hi Lou. How are you?

    heya. I'm alright. Starting to panic and get a little worried about friday and my ict and psychology papers tbh. I just don't know how much more information i can remember. plus i have a really bad cough. but other than that i'm fine! :D

  • Stuart C13/05/2009 at 21:34

    It’s becoming like the Waltons

    Going to add a goodnight of my own now. Goodnight!

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:34

    Quick question - does anyone else think the guy on the front of the swine flu leaflet looks exactly like Dr. Cox from Scrubs? :D

    kinda-ish

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:35

    Good night Stuart

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:35

    Going to add a goodnight of my own now. Goodnight!

    Goodnight!

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:35

    night to everyone who has left since i arrived! :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:35

    Quick question - does anyone else think the guy on the front of the swine flu leaflet looks exactly like Dr. Cox from Scrubs? :D

    kinda-ish

    saying that, whoever that guy is, he's going to be avoided like the plague

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:36

    heya. I'm alright. Starting to panic and get a little worried about friday and my ict and psychology papers tbh. I just don't know how much more information i can remember. plus i have a really bad cough. but other than that i'm fine! :D

    I am sure your exams will work out OK. These things have a way of seeming much harder than they are.

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 21:36

    saying that, whoever that guy is, he's going to be avoided like the plague

    :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:37

    Going to add a goodnight of my own now. Goodnight!

    see ya.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:37

    I am sure your exams will work out OK. These things have a way of seeming much harder than they are.

    plus you get to resit them next year if you need to

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:37

    It’s becoming like the Waltons

    should we assign roles?

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:37

    I am sure your exams will work out OK. These things have a way of seeming much harder than they are.

    hmm.. i just don't feel prepared or anything, and i dunno i just really really want to do well in psychology, plus it's a whole day of essay writing. my hand isn't that strong.

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:37

    Something rather nice about this programme (for me anyway) is the amount of places she's visiting that are near here. Currently at the rollsroyce club in Towcester...

    Think I will have to subject the children to this programme and then take them on a short trip up the road lolol

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:38

    plus you get to resit them next year if you need to

    i really don't want to do resits though.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:39

    i really don't want to do resits though.

    oh of course, and you'll try as hard as possible, but sometimes it just dosent go well on the day. its there when you need it :)

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:39

    oh of course, and you'll try as hard as possible, but sometimes it just dosent go well on the day. its there when you need it :)

    yeah that is a good point :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:43

    yeah that is a good point :)

    just try your best :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:44

    love this tweet!

    http://twitter.com/jimthomlinson/status/1788381527

    awww!

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:44

    love this tweet!

    WOWWWW!!!!

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:45

    should we assign roles?

    The last time we assigned roles we ended up with RSPCRF1

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 21:45

    awww!

    Awww indeed! :D

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 21:46

    Famous. Who'd have thunk it?

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 21:48

    Love this tweet from Fake Piquet Jr about his dream of being Zorro:

    "The sword will come in too, as I'm being lapped I could slash @fakejenson s tyres"

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:48

    i really don't want to do resits though.

    Ack - resits are fine. Or indeed just totally changing your mind and doing a completely different lot. Far more interesting that way :-)

    (having done music, physics and maths A levels (and certs in music tech and stage lighting) the first time round, I then resat maths (for a better grade), took AS physics instead of subjecting myself to the whole thing again (AS not existing the first time that I did physics) and did Govt./Politics, a C&G radio and print journalism, a clutch of DPT and Shorthand things and far too much student political stuff the second college around....)

    I advocate resits and a second lot of stuff for everyone, you end up far more interesting and well rounded that way :-P

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 21:48

    I do too much

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodcast+Community+on+Twitter

    If your missing, add your name on

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 21:48

    Love this tweet from Fake Piquet Jr about his dream of being Zorro:

    It's been a great night for FakeDriverTweets :D

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 21:49

    I do too much

    Oops, wrong place. Doesn't make much difference though

  • lou13/05/2009 at 21:49

    love this tweet!

    haha! :) it did take me by surprise a bit.

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:50

    I do too much

    we very, very much appreciate it though rg.

    *hugs*

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 21:55

    I advocate resits and a second lot of stuff for everyone, you end up far more interesting and well rounded that way :-P

    Forgot to say - not least of all because the 2nd time round you are far more relaxed and it doesn't phase you... so you generally get a better mark anyway :-)

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 21:55

    we very, very much appreciate it though rg.

    thanks ;)

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 21:55

    love this tweet!

    Um, don't tell Bassano though, kay?

  • me13/05/2009 at 21:59

    Um, don't tell Bassano though, kay?

    eh?

  • Christine13/05/2009 at 22:00

    eh?

    There's a grammar issue.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:01

    There's a grammar issue.

    ooh bugger. now your four it.

    ;)

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 22:02

    1600 words (transcription) since 8.30-ish… {Comment #296}

    Bravo, Stuart! That is a really good endurance word rate (18 wpm, presumably including thinking time).

  • Scott Woodwiss13/05/2009 at 22:03

    ooh bugger. now your four it.

    :D

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:04

    ooh bugger. now your four it.

    :D

  • RG / Mark Webber13/05/2009 at 22:05

    Well, I'm all wiki'ied out for the night. See ya tomorrow. No tests at least

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 22:06

    Well, I'm all wiki'ied out for the night. See ya tomorrow. No tests at least

    niiiiight!

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 22:06

    Nothing annoying about that. A pox on multiple choice! How dare they try to squeeze us into neat boxes? {Comment #306}

    It's annoying to the pen-pushers and they have an equally strong habit of making my life difficult because I don't fit in a neat box. On that score, simply forcing me to explain the lack of difference I detect between Parties A and B (and me considering Party C is basically superior) is the tip of the iceberg.

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:06

    night RG

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:06

    Well, I'm all wiki'ied out for the night. See ya tomorrow. No tests at least

    night good chap.

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:10

    Evening all.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:12

    Evening all.

    it's just a merry-go-round of people today.

    how's you andy?

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 22:12

    it's just a merry-go-round of people today.

    we're on shifts...apparently

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:12

    Evening Andy, you alright?

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:14

    how's you andy?

    Tired. Been decorating most of the day. Just finished putting up the lining paper on the bits of the landing that still needed it. Now I have to finish painting. That will have to wait until the weekend.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:15

    we're on shifts...apparently

    i'm confused who's a coming and who's a going.

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:15

    it's just a merry-go-round of people today.

    gotta love the sidepodcast community :)

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:16

    i'm confused who's a coming and who's a going.

    :D

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 22:16

    *pops up out of nowhere*

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:17

    Hellooooo. Morning shift?

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:17

    Tired. Been decorating most of the day. Just finished putting up the lining paper on the bits of the landing that still needed it. Now I have to finish painting. That will have to wait until the weekend.

    what have we told you (actually might've been flibster) about live commenting the d.i.y?

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:18

    Hellooooo. Morning shift?

    i need a list...

    hi!

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 22:18

    *pops up out of nowhere*

    aaah, you scared the life outa me ;)

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:19

    what have we told you (actually might've been flibster) about live commenting the d.i.y?

    It's a bit like "grand designs"

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:19

    It's a bit like "grand designs"

    :D :D

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 22:20

    what have we told you (actually might've been flibster) about live commenting the d.i.y?

    I'll get him to live comment the teen's behaviour instead if you prefer...

    (seriously, the DIY is a *lot* less stressful....)

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 22:20

    aaah, you scared the life outa me ;)

    I scared myself :(

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:22

    i need a list...

    isn't that what you have the bottom of the doohickey for?

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:24

    isn't that what you have the bottom of the doohickey for?

    people don't disappear though, when they sleep (or pretend to).

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:25

    people don't disappear though, when they sleep (or pretend to).

    ooh... good point... yeah you're going to need a list :P

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:26

    ooh... good point... yeah you're going to need a list :P

    thought as much

    :D

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 22:27

    ooh... good point... yeah you're going to need a list :P

    ohh mr c and his lists...

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:27

    what have we told you (actually might've been flibster) about live commenting the d.i.y?

    I didn't live comment it. Not had the computer on all day.

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 22:28

    I've just joined Twitter with the user name lacanta. Now what do I do?

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:29

    Early versions of Google's Chrome browser are now available for Mac

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10237981-2.html

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:29

    Oh, and er, hello all :)

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:29

    It's a bit like "grand designs"

    Yes. Apart from the budget and lack of Kevin McCloud doing a piece to camera about how he thinks I have no chance of completing the project on time/under budget/at all.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:29

    I've just joined Twitter with the user name lacanta. Now what do I do?

    yippppppeee!

    type you're inner most thoughts in less than 140 characters.

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:30

    I've just joined Twitter with the user name lacanta. Now what do I do?

    Try Tweetdeck and wait for the invites to come in

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:30

    I've just joined Twitter with the user name lacanta. Now what do I do?

    You wonder why people bother with these short useless messages to each other.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:30

    Yes. Apart from the budget and lack of Kevin McCloud doing a piece to camera about how he thinks I have no chance of completing the project on time/under budget/at all.

    come on, you have the obligatory partner-with-child. you're halfway there.

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:31

    come on, you have the obligatory partner-with-child. you're halfway there.

    :D

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:31

    Oh, and er, hello all :)

    evening Bassano. Mr C remember to keep updating your list lol

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:31

    come on, you have the obligatory partner-with-child. you're halfway there.

    Do you have an order for "Bath stone" which just won't turn up?

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:32

    You wonder why people bother with these short useless messages to each other.

    it's quite addictive.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:32

    evening Bassano. Mr C remember to keep updating your list lol

    :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:32

    Do you have an order for "Bath stone" which just won't turn up?

    hahahah. love it!

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:32

    Do you have an order for "Bath stone" which just won't turn up?

    hehe. What we are waiting for is a tidy bedroom that won't turn up.

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:33

    evening Bassano. Mr C remember to keep updating your list lol

    Is there an ever changing list of currently-active commenters?

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:34

    Is there an ever changing list of currently-active commenters?

    something like that. Mr C is having trouble keeping track of people that are awake and people that have gone to sleep lol. it's all go here this evening :)

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:34

    Is there an ever changing list of currently-active commenters?

    only in my head. there may have to be soon though. am rather lost who's awake, who's asleep and who's pretending to.

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:35

    Is there an ever changing list of currently-active commenters?

    As always, it's just that Mr C wants to keep track for some unknown reason.

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:36

    am rather lost who's awake, who's asleep and who's pretending to.

    Does that include regenerative cycles?

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:36

    As always, it's just that Mr C wants to keep track for some unknown reason.

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 22:36

    Does that include regenerative cycles?

    :D

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:37

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

    :D

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:37

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

    :-)

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 22:37

    only in my head. there may have to be soon though. am rather lost who's awake, who's asleep and who's pretending to.

    Try this.

    Hands up everyone who is awake

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:37

    just remembered a comment i read recently, someone said spc was like the hotel california. this may or may not be true, but to assign proper credit, steven said it first back in '08:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/11/02/live-speechless-gonna-be-a-short-show/#comment-142747

    as you were.

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:37

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

    Oh yes, so he is.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:38

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

    gah!

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:39

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

    don't forget light bulbs he's meant to be the light bulb guy too....even if he does brake them and blind the f1 guru ;)

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 22:39

    just remembered a comment i read recently, someone said spc was like the hotel california. this may or may not be true, but to assign proper credit, steven said it first back in '08:

    I noticed the title and had to check. The short show lasted 111 minutes

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:40

    don't forget light bulbs he's meant to be the light bulb guy too....even if he does brake them and blind the f1 guru ;)

    gah!

    actually, i'd forgotten.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:40

    I noticed the title and had to check. The short show lasted 111 minutes

    i remember the 15minute podcasts...

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 22:41

    Well, he is the numbers guy ;)

    gah!

    It could be worse... you could be the letters and colours and graphics guy as well.

    ... oh, hang on....

    Least you know that Christine is the front of camera 'guy'... :-D

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:42

    actually, i'd forgotten.

    ooh, replacement bulb's are £3.65, that's a relief.

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:43

    Least you know that Christine is the front of camera 'guy'... :-D

    fair point. i kinda wanna be the cable(s) guy.

  • lou13/05/2009 at 22:44

    ooh, replacement bulb's are £3.65, that's a relief.

    ah that's good :)

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 22:45

    fair point. i kinda wanna be the cable(s) guy.

    after watching the film of the same name...i wouldnt really want to be that guy...

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:45

    ooh, replacement bulb's are £3.65, that's a relief.

    I looked at the prices of the lights - that was scary.

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 22:45

    fair point. i kinda wanna be the cable(s) guy.

    :-D

    And then there is the 'spending your life on camera' factor...

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:46

    And then there is the 'spending your life on camera' factor...

    Is that the "big brother" guy?

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:46

    I looked at the prices of the lights - that was scary.

    yeah. studio stuff can be.

    could be worse though, we could own x2 mixing desks when we only need one...

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 22:48

    could be worse though, we could own x2 mixing desks when we only need one...

    :( Ebay?

    By the way, have you seen this? Apparently Man Flu is real:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8047321.stm

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 22:49

    Is that the "big brother" guy?

    I was thinking 'truman' but I supose that would be the other possibility. 'Cept that 'me' is definately not a jordy...

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 22:49

    By the way, have you seen this? Apparently Man Flu is real:

    I read that today, men everywhere are saying "Ah ha!"

  • me13/05/2009 at 22:49

    :( Ebay?

    hehe. i think we may be able to offload it. kinda funny though.

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:50

    I was thinking 'truman' .

    Ah, much better

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 22:54

    Bassano Clapper: 13/05/2009 at 23:49:22

    By the way, have you seen this? Apparently Man Flu is real:

    I read that today, men everywhere are saying "Ah ha!"

    Not fun in an office of middle aged wimmin where they are gossiping about it just within earshot...

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 22:55

    Not fun in an office of middle aged wimmin where they are gossiping about it just within earshot...

    and the caption "The weaker sex?" probably dosent help...

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 22:55

    come on, you have the obligatory partner-with-child. you're halfway there.

    I've just been reminded (elsewhere) that I know someone who went on Grand designs precisely *because* of Kevin's reputation as a fertility enhancer...

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 22:56

    I've just joined Twitter with the user name lacanta. Now what do I do?

    Excellent, the more the merrier. Add yourself to the wiki list. Twitter will seem pointless for a while. Then a race will happen.

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 22:59

    Then a race will happen.

    ...and it will seem even more pointless.

  • Andy Taylor13/05/2009 at 23:00

    I think I'm going to bed. That means I will really be asleep soon and definitely not pretending.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:00

    Test revision complete. Now to finish the last couple of pages of the project...

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 23:00

    I think I'm going to bed. That means I will really be asleep soon and definitely not pretending.

    hmm

    night

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:01

    night andy.

  • Bassano Clapper13/05/2009 at 23:01

    I think I'm going to bed. That means I will really be asleep soon and definitely not pretending.

    Good night Andy

    [Mr C looks for his e-pencil to cross off list]

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 23:02

    [Mr C looks for his e-pencil to cross off list]

    :D

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:03

    [Mr C looks for his e-pencil to cross off list]

    hahaha. the problem with this plan, is eventually i'm gonna have to sleep.

  • Steven Roy13/05/2009 at 23:04

    hahaha. the problem with this plan, is eventually i'm gonna have to sleep.

    You need to make Amy or Journeyer the night shift supervisor

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:04

    You need to make Amy or Journeyer the night shift supervisor

    seconded.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:05

    Try Tweetdeck and wait for the invites to come in

    Tweetdeck is the greatest invention since Doohickey.

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 23:06

    Tweetdeck is the greatest invention since Doohickey.

    Tweetdeck and Desktop Doohickey and my life is complete

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 23:07

    Tweetdeck is the greatest invention since Doohickey.

    I would agree if mine didn't crash every 50 minutes :(

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 23:08

    Lol...

    Andy is still up...

    last night I noticed (from comments here) that he said he was going to sleep and then didn't appear until a lot later (I didn't notice him appearing, cos I'd long gone to sleep by then).

    hahaha. the problem with this plan, is eventually i'm gonna have to sleep.

    I thought you had invented daytime napping to sort this issue?

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 23:10

    I thought you had invented daytime napping to sort this issue?

    but then what happens in the day time?

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:10

    Add yourself to the wiki list. {Comment #482}

    Unfortunately the wiki refuses to load on my computer right now.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:11

    I would agree if mine didn't crash every 50 minutes :(

    What version? Have you seen this? http://tweetdeck.posterous.com/minor-update-to-tweetdeck-v025

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:12

    Then a race will happen. {Comment #482}

    Or better still, free practise. I'm stuck at the JobCentre for the start of the first practise session, so Twitter is the only way I'll be able to comment on anything (and the amount I can comment on it when I won't be able to anything actually happening on track will be pretty limited!)

  • littlepurplegoth13/05/2009 at 23:12

    Andy is still up...

    Hah,,, he has gone now. Calling him on it seems to have been sufficient

    I'm disaperating now too...

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:13

    I thought you had invented daytime napping to sort this issue?

    that is a vicious and unsubstantiated rumour.

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:13

    I'm disaperating now too...

    night lpg.

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:13

    Tweetdeck is the greatest invention since Doohickey. {Comment #493}

    I find Doohickey difficult to use and can't even find the download button for Tweetdeck on its own site.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:13

    Unfortunately the wiki refuses to load on my computer right now.

    RG may do it when he sees this. :-)

    I'm too busy/lazy right now.

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:14

    I find Doohickey difficult to use and can't even find the download button for Tweetdeck on its own site.

    even the new improved version?

  • Jon Waldock13/05/2009 at 23:14

    I find Doohickey difficult to use and can't even find the download button for Tweetdeck on its own site.

    Dosent the "download now, its free" button appear?

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:15

    I find Doohickey difficult to use and can't even find the download button for Tweetdeck on its own site.

    There a "Download Now, It's Free" button on the left, underneath the logo. It needs Adobe Air but I think it'll try and get it if you haven't got it already.

  • Lukeh13/05/2009 at 23:16

    What version? Have you seen this? http://tweetdeck.posterous.com/minor-update-to-tweetdeck-v025

    Thanks, hope it works

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:19

    even the new improved version? {Comment #506}

    No. It has the same problems for me as the old version. But I'm strange like that and LCLT suits me perfectly for times when ye olde commenting doesn't cut it, so no need for you to change anything ;)

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:20

    Dosent the “download now, its free” button appear? {Comment #507}

    No. Neither does any button or link suggesting anything remotely similar.

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:21

    No. It has the same problems for me as the old version. But I'm strange like that and LCLT suits me perfectly for times when ye olde commenting doesn't cut it, so no need for you to change anything ;)

    am interested though. we might be able to do something. does the quick comment button at the top, not help at all?

    my main concern is lclt will soon resemble some bits of doohickey, as may the main site, and we don't want to alienate anyone.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:21

    No. Neither does any button or link suggesting anything remotely similar.

    http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/ ??

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:23

    No. Neither does any button or link suggesting anything remotely similar.

    try this:

    http://tweetdeck.com/beta/TweetDeck_0_25_manual.air

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 23:23

    No. Neither does any button or link suggesting anything remotely similar.

    You are not using AdBlock or No Script or similar on Firefox are you?

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:25

    I've finally managed to download Tweetdeck via the "Version 0.25" link (thank you Lukeh for the blog entry link that eventually led me to figuring this out). Now I just need to find Adobe Air...

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:26

    You are not using AdBlock or No Script or similar on Firefox are you?

    I am. But there was only one item being blocked and it appeared ad-sized - was that the button?

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:26

    I've finally managed to download Tweetdeck via the "Version 0.25" link (thank you Lukeh for the blog entry link that eventually led me to figuring this out). Now I just need to find Adobe Air...

    Try installing Tweetdeck, I'm sure it pointed me to Air when I tried to install.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:27

    I am. But there was only one item being blocked and it appeared ad-sized - was that the button?

    If it was to the left of the big image showing the program, and directly under the big word Tweetdeck, then yes...

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 23:28

    I am. But there was only one item being blocked and it appeared ad-sized - was that the button?

    Yep - that's it. I run them on Firefox, and saw exactly what you did. On IE, it comes up fine. You sometimes need to be careful with what is blocked.

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:28

    Try installing Tweetdeck, I’m sure it pointed me to Air when I tried to install. {Comment #518}

    Windows can't make enough sense of the file to know what to do with it - the OS just seems to assume it's a worthless pile of ones and zeros :(

    Therefore I am searching manually.

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:29

    Windows can't make enough sense of the file to know what to do with it - the OS just seems to assume it's a worthless pile of ones and zeros :(

    Ah in that case I was wrong, sorry. No idea where I found it, in that case..

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:29

    If it was to the left of the big image showing the program, and directly under the big word Tweetdeck, then yes… {Comment #519}

    It was to the left of the big image, but it was above the big word Tweetdeck. Do I have a confused browser?

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 23:31

    Windows can't make enough sense of the file to know what to do with it - the OS just seems to assume it's a worthless pile of ones and zeros :(

    I wouldn't recomend installing more Adobe junk, but Air is easy to find on the Adobe web site, and straight forward to install.

    Just what we need - another development platform

  • Pat W13/05/2009 at 23:31

    It was to the left of the big image, but it was above the big word Tweetdeck. Do I have a confused browser?

    No idea then!

  • Alianora La Canta13/05/2009 at 23:31

    Ah in that case I was wrong, sorry. No idea where I found it, in that case.. {Comment #523}

    Given my computer, it wouldn't surprise me if it was my stupid copy of Windows that is to blame rather than your memory.

    I've found Adobe Air on the Adobe site, which was thankfully quite simple to find.

  • me13/05/2009 at 23:32

    Just what we need - another development platform

    true, but at least this one's cross platform.

  • Paul (oz)13/05/2009 at 23:33

    It was to the left of the big image, but it was above the big word Tweetdeck. Do I have a confused browser?

    No, you don't. The download normally appears on the left, under the two paragraphs of text. You could maybe disable AdBlock for that site if yo wanted to see it.

  • Journeyer14/05/2009 at 01:01

    just remembered a comment i read recently, someone said spc was like the hotel california. this may or may not be true, but to assign proper credit, steven said it first back in '08:

    i was the one who said it lately. but steven beat me to it, it looks like.

    morning, everyone. :D

  • me14/05/2009 at 01:03

    i was the one who said it lately. but steven beat me to it, it looks like.

    ahh cool. i read it, then forgot until the song came on last.fm.

    morning, everyone. :D

    howdy.

  • Aitch14/05/2009 at 03:06

    Something to note about Renault’s announcement - Flavio and Bernie are very good friends. I think Bernie is ready to defect to FOTA if it really boils down to that…

    That has been obvious for some time. Bernie wil dump Max in a second if the teams set up their own championship. As I have said before don’t be surprised if it turns out that Bernie is pulling the strings. He wil play FOTA against the FIA and have the winner convinced that he was on their side the whole time.

    FOTA should be able to read bernie like a cheap novel and when he comes running to them saying that he was on their side the whole time, I hope they kick him to the roadside. As for flavio maybe Renault will dump him if FOTA decides to go and form their own championship.

  • Journeyer14/05/2009 at 03:53

    FOTA should be able to read bernie like a cheap novel and when he comes running to them saying that he was on their side the whole time, I hope they kick him to the roadside. As for flavio maybe Renault will dump him if FOTA decides to go and form their own championship.

    it's not that easy to dump bernie. he has the commercial rights - which means TV, circuits, and trackside ads. unless they buy cvc out, they need to hang on to him - for the moment anyway.

  • Aitch14/05/2009 at 04:14

    it's not that easy to dump bernie. he has the commercial rights - which means TV, circuits, and trackside ads. unless they buy cvc out, they need to hang on to him - for the moment anyway.

    Wouldn't the commercial rights just apply to F1? If FOTA decide to form their own series you would think they could line up a broadcaster, get trackside ads and as for circuits there are enough tracks around the world that bernie hasn't gotten his grubby little mitts on that FOTA could have their pick.

  • Journeyer14/05/2009 at 04:15

    Wouldn't the commercial rights just apply to F1? If FOTA decide to form their own series you would think they could line up a broadcaster, get trackside ads and as for circuits there are enough tracks around the world that bernie hasn't gotten his grubby little mitts on that FOTA could have their pick.

    the circuits and TV stations are locked-in to F1; they can't work with a GP1 unless Bernie tells them to...

  • Journeyer14/05/2009 at 04:15

    the circuits and TV stations are locked-in to F1; they can't work with a GP1 unless Bernie tells them to...

    and it seems that based on the talks from last weekend, bernie has been briefed by FOTA on their plan of action.

  • Vinnie14/05/2009 at 04:19

    and it seems that based on the talks from last weekend, bernie has been briefed by FOTA on their plan of action.

    Why is it that FOTA trust Bernie so explicitly? He seems to be almost as much trouble as Max is.

  • Journeyer14/05/2009 at 04:20

    Why is it that FOTA trust Bernie so explicitly? He seems to be almost as much trouble as Max is.

    It's not that they can't trust him; I think they're turning the tables on them by doing a divide and conquer. They can't afford to go against both of them at the same time - but if they take them on one at a time, they may just be able to pull it off.

  • Vinnie14/05/2009 at 04:22

    Huh. That makes sense, and it puts the situation in a much different light for me.

  • littlepurplegoth14/05/2009 at 12:44

    Alianora - response to old postings, but what you describe is exactly the issues I've had trying to run the doohickey on IE.

    Whatever me did to it last, plus the most recent version of firefox and it now runs fine in Firefox on this laptop (running XP) or on my virtual machine (runs Win 98). HTH