I'm afraid to say the start of this daily has been delayed because of a fox. Now Mr. Fox come on shoo off. No, no, don't run over there. Oi, foxy, get out of the corner, the door is open. Look, its outdoors, you like the outdoors don't you, don't make me come after you, I'll get there in a heartbeat don't you worry.

Oh great, now you are running all the way to the other end of the room, thanks, now you made all the commenters cheer you on. Hmph, in fact, you stay there, I'll carry on without you.

So, whats up in none fox related stuff. Formula 1, oooooooh, nothing.

WRC? Err, nothing. IndyCar, something about Rahal and winning, your Charlie Sheen reference goes here.

How about other sports? Well, there was no Premier League football, only four games of the FA Cup. I mean come on, did anything fun happen at the weekend? I mean, even the rugby was worse than it usually is (for those not in the know, that was a huge dig into rugby union, from a rugby league fan, go Thunder). But in the weekend's standout fixture, Gateshead lost to Darlington in the semi final first leg of the FA Trophy (Think FA Cup, but the big non-league teams get a chance to win it, somehow, 'heed and Darlo made it that far (that was another dig towards those two clubs (which is odd considering I technically support one of them (technically is a bit harsh, maybe more actual perhaps (maybe this is too many brackets))))). Anyway, Gateshead went 2-0 up, then promptly lost the plot and lost 3-2. But, that was the away leg and the home leg is still to come. Wembley is surely on the cards.

My favourite thing from the football though is this. Spurs hero Gareth Bale, his performances against Inter Milan. In the words of me, simply magnificent.

So, I tell you what has happened lately. Eurovision. I've put off talking about it in denial because of the simply gorgeous Yohanna and the Icelandic stupidity not to send her to Dusseldorf. But, 2 months (and one day) to go! Who needs F1, cos this is where it is at. And Blue has released their entry for the UK, and is, underwhelming. I predict an average 18th place finish, frankly, it won't be worse than the German entry. Still, my favourite is Sweden, Eric Saade with 'Popular'. I'm not sure what that makes me, but it sure fits in with my simply brilliant music taste. (Yeah, yeah, yeah Mr/Miss/Mrs Sarcastic.)

Of course, I wish all the best for the people of Japan, some of the images have been beyond belief.

Have a nice Monday.

317 responses

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 00:10

    Hello new daily and hello mr RG. I like your round up of F1 news :)

    I hope that wasn't Minty on the pitch.

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 00:12

    I hope that wasn't Minty on the pitch.

    I saw that. We were thinking he was looking for a place to do his business and was a little surprised to walk out in front of a few thousand people :D

  • lou14/03/2011 at 00:14

    I hope that wasn't Minty on the pitch.

    nooo minty is a good fox :)

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 00:15

    I saw that. We were thinking he was looking for a place to do his business and was a little surprised to walk out in front of a few thousand people :D

    :D

    nooo minty is a good fox :)

    phew! Thought he'd outfoxed himself...

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 00:16

    nooo minty is a good fox :)

    That fox looked really scared. :(

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 00:17

    That fox looked really scared. :(

    So would you if you had to look for the toilet in front of that many people :D

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 00:17

    So would you if you had to look for the toilet in front of that many people :D

    :) The poor thing.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 00:23

    It's always amazing that a fox can get on to a pitch.

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 00:37

    so should we be shooing RG from the comments until he blogs more then?

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 00:39

    Phew! Just one little job left to do.... If anyone catches me working at this time of night ever again, tell me to resign!!

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 00:59

    Phew! Just one little job left to do.... If anyone catches me working at this time of night ever again, tell me to resign!!

    Deal. Though I'm guessing prevarication is to blame

    Saying that, I am off for some mindless tv before sleeps

    Night folks

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 01:01

    Night folks

    Night

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 01:04

    Night Bassano

  • lou14/03/2011 at 01:32

    it's taken me an hour to do the washing up. note to self, cooking roasts creates lots of mess.

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 01:52

    Sleep for me. I really missed that hour that we lost today.

    Night all.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 01:53

    Night Kai

  • lou14/03/2011 at 01:53

    Sleep for me. I really missed that hour that we lost today.

    and for me! night all!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 01:54

    Night Lou

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 03:52

    Trying to get ready for the first practise at Sebring and can't find anything! Too early in the morning!

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:00

    Force India [url=http://www.mobypicture.com/user/clubforce/view/8960143]F1 countdowns go fancy[/url].

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:01

    Wrong code - this really is too early for my brain after the laziness of off-season...

    Force India F1 countdowns go fancy.

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 04:07

    Morning, folks.

    Friendly reminder: the first Lotus-Lotus hearing is on Monday. ;)

    Any links for Sebring practice?

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:09

    Any links for Sebring practice?

    Not yet. Even live timing's not up today. Grrr!

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 04:18

    Trying to get ready for the first practise at Sebring and can't find anything! Too early in the morning!

    aren't you about 8 hours too early?

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:20

    aren't you about 8 hours too early?

    We had this discussion yesterday. I thought it was on at midnight and I was told it was 4 am. Now I'm here at 4 am and it's still not on! I'm worried I've got the wrong day, never mind the hour...

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 04:20

    We had this discussion yesterday. I thought it was on at midnight and I was told it was 4 am. Now I'm here at 4 am and it's still not on! I'm worried I've got the wrong day, never mind the hour...

    Florida is 4 hours behind you, not 4 hours in front, so it's only midnight there at the moment. 8am their time is noon for you.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:22

    Florida is 4 hours behind you, not 4 hours in front, so it's only midnight there at the moment. 8am their time is noon for you.

    ...oh. So basically I've woken up early for nothing?

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 04:22

    ...oh. So basically I've woken up early for nothing?

    pretty much. Go back to sleep :)

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 04:24

    ...oh. So basically I've woken up early for nothing?

    pretty much. Go back to sleep :)

    Oh YEAH! Now I remember! :D

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:24

    pretty much. Go back to sleep :)

    Will do when I've updated the timetable (the other problem is that there's an entire forum depending on me getting these things right - hope nobody made the same mistake as me :( )

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 04:25

    Oh YEAH! Now I remember! :D

    In yesterdays comments I can't find anyone saying it was 4am, just Pat saying it was noon.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 04:25

    In yesterdays comments I can't find anyone saying it was 4am, just Pat saying it was noon.

    I think I got 4 hours stuck in my head and forgot the "behind" bit...

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 09:05

    Happy Pi Day!

    http://www.savagechickens.com/2011/03/pie-chart.html

    #mathematicianandproudofit

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 09:08

    morniiiiiing

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 09:57

    CNBC are sponsoring Virgin then: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/virgin-does-some-more-b2b/

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 10:00

    Big Pic Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/nice-to-sea

    First in a 12 part "testing is over" special, with more to come through the day.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:01

    Dammit, I just wrote Forcecasts instead of Forecasts in a presentation I am writing!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:01

    Big Pic Ping: www.f1bigpicture.…/news/nice-to-sea

    Nice pic. Note the strange burn marks at the back of the sidepods..

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:03

    Ping-->

    Huge Alterations to the 2011 Superleague Formula Calendar

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/huge-alterations-to-the-2011-superleague-formula-calendar/

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:05

    Huge Alterations to the 2011 Superleague Formula Calendar

    You could have asked about NZ circuit knowledge!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:06

    You could have asked about NZ circuit knowledge!

    I only finally got round to writing it late last night, but I will gladly except a guest post about New Zealand circuits

    ;)

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:07

    I only finally got round to writing it late last night, but I will gladly except a guest post about New Zealand circuits

    I'll post a comment instead.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:07

    To be honest Gavin, I was more intrigued by the Russian track on the calendar. A peculiar one...

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:08

    I'll post a comment instead.

    Good enough for me. My knowledge of circuits in New Zealand isn't that great beyond what little I covered on the Toyota Racing Series

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:10

    Good enough for me. My knowledge of circuits in New Zealand isn't that great beyond what little I covered on the Toyota Racing Series

    I used to work with a driver who raced in that series and he got me paddock passes to the A1GP event in Taupo because of it ;)

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:10

    I used to work with a driver who raced in that series and he got me paddock passes to the A1GP event in Taupo because of it ;)

    I should add his day job was in our office, not that I worked for the racing team!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:11

    I used to work with a driver who raced in that series and he got me paddock passes to the A1GP event in Taupo because of it ;)

    i will add something from the region to the Circuit Profile section of the site when I'm less busy. Up to my eyeballs at the minute though

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:11

    I should add his day job was in our office, not that I worked for the racing team!

    :)

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 10:13

    Have made a bundle for the Big Pic too: http://bit.ly/htfSxT

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:14

    i will add something from the region to the Circuit Profile section of the site when I'm less busy. Up to my eyeballs at the minute though

    Comment has been added. I can also tell you about the Wellington Street race too if you need info.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:18

    Comment has been added. I can also tell you about the Wellington Street race too if you need info.

    Will do. Cheers

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:20

    You could have asked about NZ circuit knowledge!

    Apart from that, such dramatic changes so soon before the season start is hardly an endorsement of health for the series

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:24

    Apart from that, such dramatic changes so soon before the season start is hardly an endorsement of health for the series

    I would say they are going where the money is, but then they wouldn't bother with an NZ round as it would frankly be a waste of time - go to Aussie instead.

    If the series gets too ambitious and expands too fast then they will go under before they go down under!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:24

    YFrog is really rubbish - half the time when I click on links I get a 503!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 10:37

    If the series gets too ambitious and expands too fast then they will go under before they go down under!

    That too

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 10:38

    BBC Have a new season preview about driver changes: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9421081.stm

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 10:44

    You may remember that here in the office when something goes slightly wrong we say, "oooooh Buemi" after the video from years ago where Jeremy was selecting names from a cup.

    Anyway we said "ooooh Buemi" again this morning, and Jeremy asked if he was still in Formula 1 and I said, "I don't think so, he wasn't even in F1 last year was he... Hmmm oh maybe he was one of those Torro Rosso drivers"...

    Oh dear... I am sorry Buemi...

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 10:45

    Oh dear... I am sorry Buemi...

    Awww, poor Buemi.

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 10:46

    Awww, poor Buemi.

    Maybe I should start saying Awwww Buemi :(

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 10:50

    so, I heard your country has creme egg icecream.

    I've never been more jealous. I don't even like creme eggs much but in icecream, oooh i'd be all over that.

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 10:59

    Big Pic 2 - http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/problem-solving

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 11:24

    This will blow your mind: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 11:26

    Happy Pi Day!

    Yay!

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 11:30

    This will blow your mind: primaxstudio.com/…cale_of_universe/

    Mind duly blown. :O

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 11:33

    I'm in work, therefore my mind cannot be blown right now

    :/

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 11:36

    I'm in work, therefore my mind cannot be blown right now

    Your mind is being held in a queue, please hold, your mind is important to us...

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 11:57

    Big pic 3 - http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/all-about-the-chase

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 11:59

    This will blow your mind: primaxstudio.com/…cale_of_universe/

    I think theres something out there.

    And now I'm scared of giant earthworms.

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:04

    And now I'm scared of giant earthworms.

    7 metres! It's like Tremors all over again

    Afternoon all

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:08

    Word of the day has to be Yoctometre. Quite some way smaller than a very small thing

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 12:09

    Hooray! Sebring first practise has started at last!

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 12:16

    Hey Vettel has extended his contract up to 2014 with Red Bull

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9424199.stm

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:16

    Were there any more International iTunes reviews for our podcasting friends? :D

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:17

    Hey Vettel has extended his contract up to 2014 with Red Bull

    news.bbc.co.uk/sp…a_one/9424199.stm

    Ooh

    [Fernando's doing?]

    #ConspiracyTheories

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:19

    I can't believe how so much of the media reckons Vettel is a shoe in for the title again this year when he never lead the championship and clinched it on the final day.

    Mark has to have a pretty decent chance too, if he's hungry enough this year

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 12:20

    I can't believe how so much of the media reckons Vettel is a shoe in for the title again this year when he never lead the championship and clinched it on the final day.

    In all fairness, he should have won the title by a country mile last year. This year, Red Bull appear to have a very reliable car.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 12:22

    The Chain update: it's currently at #71 on a rolling 24-hour unofficial chart, between The Time by Black Eyed Peas and Viva La Vida by Coldplay.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 12:22

    I can't believe how so much of the media reckons Vettel is a shoe in for the title again this year when he never lead the championship and clinched it on the final day.

    In all fairness, he should have won the title by a country mile last year. This year, Red Bull appear to have a very reliable car.

    Alonso is gonna win it purely because the Red Bull drivers are going to take points off each other again.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 12:23

    The Chain update: it's currently at #71 on a rolling 24-hour unofficial chart, between The Time by Black Eyed Peas and Viva La Vida by Coldplay.

    ...Dirty Bit...

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 12:26

    ...Dirty Bit...

    Sorry, didn't realise that was part of the song title (as opposed to a mix/remix name).

  • Amy14/03/2011 at 12:32

    Running fail ping http://amysrunning.posterous.com/an-update

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:32

    Server related xkcd: http://xkcd.com/869/

    :D

    [thanks to Nick]

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 12:36

    Time for work. later peeps

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 12:37

    Sorry, didn't realise that was part of the song title (as opposed to a mix/remix name).

    Nah it's just when I think of that song, that line pops into my head...

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 13:04

    Big pic 4 - http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/right-here-waiting

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 13:06

    Big pic 4 - www.f1bigpicture.…ight-here-waiting

    Anyone else here doubt that HRT will start in Australia?

  • jpancoast14/03/2011 at 13:16

    Anyone else here doubt that HRT will start in Australia?

    I think they'll start. But I'm a terrible optimist.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 13:24

    I think they'll start. But I'm a terrible optimist.

    Aww ;)

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 13:29

    I think they'll start. But I'm a terrible optimist.

    Aww ;)

    I think they'll start because otherwise I think we'd have heard rumblings from Bernie...

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 13:32

    I think they'll start because otherwise I think we'd have heard rumblings from Bernie...

    Maybe they will and not make 107% then?

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 13:36

    Anyone else here doubt that HRT will start in Australia?

    I think they'll fail to qualify by perhaps three or four tenths for the better of the two drivers (the other one may not have a functional car by the end of Q1 because something will be broken).

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 13:37

    That said, Melbourne's stewards have traditionally been generous about the 107% rule, so the functional Hispania (maybe even the non-functioning one too) will probably start despite not actually qualifying.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 13:38

    That said, Melbourne's stewards have traditionally been generous about the 107% rule, so the functional Hispania (maybe even the non-functioning one too) will probably start despite not actually qualifying.

    Probably. They won't qualify but they will get let off.

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 13:58

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/the-old-right-foot

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 14:11

    Standardized testing of kids? Awful

    Live timing and scoring of Sebring on my desktop as I sit here for 80 minutes? Great!!

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 14:12

    Live timing and scoring of Sebring on my desktop as I sit here for 80 minutes? Great!!

    Agreed. I wish the driver I was supporting would actually take his car out of the garage, but I suppose one can't have everything...

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 14:14

    Agreed. I wish the driver I was supporting would actually take his car out of the garage, but I suppose one can't have everything...

    :)

    I see Franck and co. are on top

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 14:35

    So Hammy has signed a management deal with Simon Fuller's company, eh? Let's hope we don't get a Lewis version of this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9UHcRrCWlI

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 14:44

    Hmm so my (now ex) colleague has decided to move to Abu Dhabi and has offered a place to stay for people who want to visit him ;)

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 14:46

    Afternoon ladies and gents :) how are we today?

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 14:48

    Afternoon ladies and gents :) how are we today?

    I have just had the yummiest layer cake - custard, cream, chocolate and marizpan!

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 14:48

    I have just had the yummiest layer cake - custard, cream, chocolate and marizpan!

    yummy!

    We have a new take aaway in work that makes me laugh whenever I look at it http://twitpic.com/49ficu

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 14:51

    We have a new take aaway in work that makes me laugh whenever I look at it http://twitpic.com/49ficu

    Sounds like our work canteen

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 14:53

    Sounds like our work canteen

    I wish more sauces were as apathetic as that

    Reasonably reggae sauce, averagely fruity HP, Not quite a BBQ sauce

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 14:53

    I have just had the yummiest layer cake - custard, cream, chocolate and marizpan!

    Sounds delicious :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 14:54

    Reasonably reggae sauce, averagely fruity HP, Not quite a BBQ sauce

    Wondering saltpot...

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 14:55

    Wondering saltpot...

    I Suppose It Could Be Butter :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 14:55

    Finally! Fisi's appeared on the Sebring timing screen. The fact he had to do 10 laps before it appeared on my live timing (in the middle of a red flag at that) does not dampen my enthusiasm...

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 14:55

    Reasonably reggae sauce, averagely fruity HP, Not quite a BBQ sauce

    Salad with moderate dressing, finger-wipe with a napkin-average, slight tremor chicken

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 14:56

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/pauls-pit-stop-practice

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 14:59

    I Suppose It Could Be Butter :)

    :D By the time I finished eating that dish I was wishing it was butter because I was wondering why it needed so much salt...

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 15:00

    And in Sebring news, Fisi's up to 2nd in class and 19th overall :) (Montagny's still leading everything).

  • jpancoast14/03/2011 at 15:03

    And in Sebring news, Fisi's up to 2nd in class and 19th overall :) (Montagny's still leading everything).

    Audi's not running the R18?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 15:04

    ...and i does returneth. How be folks after the afternoon swoon?

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 15:06

    Audi's not running the R18?

    Nope. The R15+ gets its final hurrah while the R18 is prepared for the rest of the season.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 15:06

    ...and i does returneth. How be folks after the afternoon swoon?

    Happy, thank you :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 15:08

    Happy, thank you :)

    Very nice

    :)

  • jpancoast14/03/2011 at 15:10

    Nope. The R15+ gets its final hurrah while the R18 is prepared for the rest of the season.

    if I had some German beer I'd drink some in honor of the R15+.

    But I don't have any German beer. Perhaps I'll invade Poland instead.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 15:10

    Audi's not running the R18?

    Nope, they're posturing over Sebring again and only running the R15+ (sigh)

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 15:21

    Hehehehehehe, this is so so so much fun. :D Have been having some fun with mr C's homepage... #sorrymrc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgnt0v43dek

    If you've never heard of Katamari here's a video of the game that I would say will help make sense but it really doesn't. It's such an odd game. Such a bizarre but oddly brilliant experience.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 15:32

    Oh look at Autosmug: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89911 predicts http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89912

    I don't think breaking a story one hour before it becomes official counts as an 'as predicted'!

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 15:34

    I don't think breaking a story one hour before it becomes official counts as an 'as predicted'!

    It is stretching the definition a little...

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 15:44

    I don't think breaking a story one hour before it becomes official counts as an 'as predicted'!

    Ahhh straws and the clutching thereof

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 15:56

    Oh dear, what are Twitter doing?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12731343

    if they ban all third party apps it'll be a huge shame and pretty unfair. What's the point in doing that? How greedy.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 15:58

    if they ban all third party apps it'll be a huge shame and pretty unfair. What's the point in doing that? How greedy.

    That's a slippery road for them to tread.

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 16:01

    That's a slippery road for them to tread.

    Shocking they've basically told developers to stop working on clients. Surely it'd be better to actually consult devs over apps and work with them than to simply decide it's their baby and they have no right to work with it...

    There's a good quote in that article that pretty much sums it up for developers - "Thanks for getting so many people interested in Twitter. Now get lost."

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 16:02

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/never-the-others

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 16:03

    Ping: www.f1bigpicture.…/never-the-others

    Loving all these big pictures today Christine :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 16:04

    There's a good quote in that article that pretty much sums it up for developers - "Thanks for getting so many people interested in Twitter. Now get lost."

    How long (or quickly) before folks start turning their backs on it?

  • James14/03/2011 at 16:12

    if they ban all third party apps it'll be a huge shame and pretty unfair. What's the point in doing that? How greedy.

    They have a point though the market for twitter clients is becoming over saturated with applications that essentially all do the same thing.

    He did say that those already around such as tweetdeck, echofone etc. should continue. Unless someone can offer something that's dramatically different to whats there, then they shouldn't be producing a twitter client, in my opinion.

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 16:35

    PING-U! I have been watching some more films. http://toata.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/169-movie-reviews-viii/

    (not pingu, although I would watch a pingu film)

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 16:38

    He did say that those already around such as tweetdeck, echofone etc. should continue. Unless someone can offer something that's dramatically different to whats there, then they shouldn't be producing a twitter client, in my opinion.

    too much choice is suddenly a problem?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 16:39

    too much choice is suddenly a problem?

    apparently

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 16:44

    Heyyyy, my blog is on the BBC website for Wonders of the Universe. How awesome!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zdhtg

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 16:48

    Heyyyy, my blog is on the BBC website for Wonders of the Universe. How awesome!

    Awesomeness!!

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 16:48

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/sergio-forwards

    Slightly early.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 16:50

    Heyyyy, my blog is on the BBC website for Wonders of the Universe. How awesome!

    Good stuff young sir

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 16:52

    Heyyyy, my blog is on the BBC website for Wonders of the Universe. How awesome!

    Well done Lukeh.

    By co-incidence I was just reading this article that said it was not just us complaining about the loud music on the program

    http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/news-extra/article/132336/noisy-brian-cox-series-to-be-re-edited.html

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 16:53

    Aston Villa news

    Players misbehaving. That won't help them win anything

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/14032011/58/premier-league-villa-duo-hit-huge-fine.html

  • RG14/03/2011 at 16:54

    Players misbehaving. That won't help them win anything

    Would you believe I'm writing about that same thing.

    Hey, that note to self seems to be working. Hi people.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 17:37

    #sidepodspace

    Today a technician from United Space Alliance a NASA contractor fell from the launch pad where he was working on preparing the shuttle Endeavour and died. It seems incredible that with all the risks associated with space travel and rocketry that someone should die as the result of a simple fall.

    All work at the pad has been stopped until the accident has been investigated.

    http://www.space.com/11120-nasa-shuttle-worker-accident.html

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 17:38

    Just checking out Spaceflightnow and the banner ad at the top of the page is for Nike and Adidas ladies trousers. I wonder why I am seeing that ad :D

    http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts134/status.html

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 17:46

    He did say that those already around such as tweetdeck, echofone etc. should continue. Unless someone can offer something that's dramatically different to whats there, then they shouldn't be producing a twitter client, in my opinion.

    But now somebody can't produce something dramatically different.

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 17:47

    Heyyyy, my blog is on the BBC website for Wonders of the Universe. How awesome!

    Awesome! I tried to reply to some dude but I posted a main comment sorry about that.

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 17:48

    Awesome! I tried to reply to some dude but I posted a main comment sorry about that.

    I got distracted at a crucial moment. I am riding around central London in a cab and writing comments on my iPad and the driver asked me a question and it all went confused.

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 17:51

    I got distracted at a crucial moment. I am riding around central London in a cab and writing comments on my iPad and the driver asked me a question and it all went confused.

    talking of which, i read an interesting ipad2 opinion piece you might be interested in, but for when your not all confused :)

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 17:51

    Hey, that note to self seems to be working. Hi people.

    shoo!

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 17:52

    Oh look at Autosmug: www.autosport.com…port.php/id/89911 predicts www.autosport.com…port.php/id/89912

    AUTOSMUG. love that :)

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 17:53

    lukeh, i love your crazy video eating up the homepage!

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 17:55

    lukeh, i love your crazy video eating up the homepage!

    Its so fun :) but I felt so bad rolling up your hard work. Cool little thing though!

    It's just based on a game I've played for years on the Playstation (rolling up stuff is literally the extent of the game) and I just had to try it after I came across that little trick :)

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 17:56

    Its so fun :) but I felt so bad rolling up your hard work. Cool little thing though!

    i loved the images the most,

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 17:56

    talking of which, i read an interesting ipad2 opinion piece you might be interested in, but for when your not all confused :)

    I am out of the cab now and waiting for people so perfect timing for an article :)

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 17:57

    Evening.

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2011 at 17:59

    Talking of the iPad 2 did you seeit's sold out already?

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 18:00

    I am out of the cab now and waiting for people so perfect timing for an article :)

    an interesting take on how maybe apple haven't quite got it all figured out just yet: http://www.marco.org/3836678176

    and how we're testing the water for them.

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 18:02

    Talking of the iPad 2 did you seeit's sold out already?

    indeed. expect uk dates to slip and slip.

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 18:16

    not sure if you've tried ipad garageband alex (or anyone else), but the most successful instruments are the invented ones. the piano that's a copy of a real piano is a disaster in every way, but the smart piano, which is played like a game of tetris is frickin' fun!

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 18:42

    not sure if you've tried ipad garageband alex (or anyone else), but the most successful instruments are the invented ones. the piano that's a copy of a real piano is a disaster in every way, but the smart piano, which is played like a game of tetris is frickin' fun!

    having said that, i can't play any songs with 7ths in them. just major and minor key tunes.

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 19:01

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/positive-about-recovery

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 19:15
  • Nick14/03/2011 at 19:24

    Hmm so my (now ex) colleague has decided to move to Abu Dhabi and has offered a place to stay for people who want to visit him ;)

    Only if you visit me too!

  • Eyeteaguy14/03/2011 at 19:31

    Anyone tried the new ESPN F1 App?

    Eyeteaguy

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 19:33

    christine cooked pie for pi day. back soon!

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 19:36

    christine cooked pie for pi day. back soon!

    Ooh what sort? Does it have 3.14 ingredients?

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 19:49

    a comment and response for christine: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/gp-is-back-this-week/#comment-43746

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 19:50

    Ooh what sort? Does it have 3.14 ingredients?

    i dub it awesome pie.

    *sleeps*

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 19:51

    Ooh what sort? Does it have 3.14 ingredients?

    i dub it awesome pie.

    *sleeps*

    It was chicken and leek :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 19:53

    It was chicken and leek :)

    Do you deliver?

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 19:57

    i dub it awesome pie.

    :D

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 19:57

    It was chicken and leek :)

    Sounds good

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 20:02

    Big Pic 10 - http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/slick-operator

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 20:04
  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 20:06

    Ping: www.f1bigpicture.…ve-about-recovery

    I will save you Rubens from that giant tyre!

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 20:16

    Official IndyCar testing started today in Alabama and Takuma Sato has already caused two stoppages.

  • RG14/03/2011 at 20:17

    Official IndyCar testing started today in Alabama and Takuma Sato has already caused two stoppages.

    Some things will never change.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 20:24

    He did say that those already around such as tweetdeck, echofone etc. should continue. Unless someone can offer something that's dramatically different to whats there, then they shouldn't be producing a twitter client, in my opinion.

    Would "a client that works on my computer" count as "dramatically different"? Because at the moment no such client exists, obliging me to use the direct interface...

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 20:24

    Interesting, they may not have been sandbagging but they are still being devious.. Hembery (Pirelli) says:

    "We saw some interesting race simulations in Spain, but teams are playing tactics - some of the comments that are being made do not match the strategies, and vice versa."

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89921

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 20:25

    How long (or quickly) before folks start turning their backs on it?

    The teenagers already had before this announcement came out. Once they've developed their own version of social networking, the masses will jump ship.

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 20:27

    "We saw some interesting race simulations in Spain, but teams are playing tactics - some of the comments that are being made do not match the strategies, and vice versa."

    Remember Michael Schumacher won many races in the past with the Ross Brawn combination of getting those calls right.

    I don't think Steven will like Pirelli looking at that as a good thing. :D

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 20:30

    Remember Michael Schumacher won many races in the past with the Ross Brawn combination of getting those calls right.

    I don't think Steven will like Pirelli looking at that as a good thing. :D

    i have decided, i need schumacher to do well. beating him is the only thing that makes alonso likeable :)

    #goschumi

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 20:30

    #goschumi

    *faints*

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 20:31

    #goschumi

    *faints*

    best 2011 season would be alonso beating schumacher to the title.

    #anyonebutvettel

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 20:32

    i have decided, i need schumacher to do well. beating him is the only thing that makes alonso likeable :)

    :)

    Beating Schumi is made all the more sweeter when Schumi is driving well, the look on his face!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 20:32

    Remember Michael Schumacher won many races in the past with the Ross Brawn combination of getting those calls right.

    Nice to see Pirelli are neutral. Nothing like watching 75 pitstops in an hour and a half. Just over one a minute. We will be lucky if we ever see a camera pointed at a camera on track.

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 20:33

    best 2011 season would be alonso beating schumacher to the title.

    Goooooo Petrov!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 20:33

    #goschumi

    Go wash your mouth out

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 20:34

    Nice to see Pirelli are neutral. Nothing like watching 75 pitstops in an hour and a half. Just over one a minute. We will be lucky if we ever see a camera pointed at a camera on track.

    If the TV directors wouldn't keep cutting to show pitstops of backmarkers it would be okay. Midfield and up, please.

    I don't want to see cameras pointing at cameras. Lou might though.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 20:34

    Nice to see Pirelli are neutral. Nothing like watching 75 pitstops in an hour and a half. Just over one a minute. We will be lucky if we ever see a camera pointed at a camera on track.

    Or even just under one a minute

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 20:36

    Or even just under one a minute

    Is it organised by ballot? Who has to pit in minute one?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 20:37

    Is it organised by ballot? Who has to pit in minute one?

    That is only a matter of time. Take the strategy out and have sponsor's reps draw a driver's name every lap and that driver has to pit.

  • Eyeteaguy14/03/2011 at 20:37

    My throat is sore and I haven't yelled at anybody today. I must be sick.

    Pit-stops are the only thing interesting in Nascar too, I think we should make Nascar names for all our F1 drivers.

    Filipe Baby is a good start. Freddy Alonso? Lew Ham Jr.?

    Eyeteaguy

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 20:46

    Tweets of the Week: http://sidepodcast.com/post/tweets-of-the-week-managing-expectations

  • Janna14/03/2011 at 20:52

    Hello all. Started my new job today & spent most of the day reading policy and making sure my desktop was set up correctly.

    Tonight I have been really techy. I installed a WLAN card in my PC and have set it up as a hotspot so I can connect my iPod Touch to my internet.

    I know for the real tech people this is really simple but I've never taken the side off of my pc before so it was very exciting for me :).

  • RG14/03/2011 at 20:52

    I kept to my word and wrote a blog post: http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/the-biased-view/

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 20:53

    I know for the real tech people this is really simple but I've never taken the side off of my pc before so it was very exciting for me :).

    what a day that must have been! Nice one Janna :)

  • Janna14/03/2011 at 20:54

    what a day that must have been! Nice one Janna :)

    I had a You Tube video running on my phone to check I was doing the right thing ;)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 20:55

    Well done on the techy stuff Janna

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 20:57

    Big pic 11 - http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/masked-reliability

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 20:59

    If the TV directors wouldn't keep cutting to show pitstops of backmarkers it would be okay. Midfield and up, please.

    Also, lots of these stops will be simultaneous, so it'll be more like 10 minutes of constant pointing into the pits followed by 20-30 minutes pointing at the track (with 2-3 exceptions for weird stops), rinse and repeat.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:00

    "We saw some interesting race simulations in Spain, but teams are playing tactics - some of the comments that are being made do not match the strategies, and vice versa."

    They won't do. Some wrong strategies have to be used to figure out that they are wrong, and vice versa!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 21:01

    We aren't writing off the season before it starts, are we?

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:02

    We aren't writing off the season before it starts, are we?

    last year we did the opposite. where did that leave us? :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:03

    We aren't writing off the season before it starts, are we?

    Definitely not. I just think they have made some really stupid decisions about the rules

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 21:03

    We aren't writing off the season before it starts, are we?

    I'm not, as always I am staying positive :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:03

    last year we did the opposite. where did that leave us? :)

    With a really good season

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:04

    With a really good season

    i musta missed that one.

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:04

    We aren't writing off the season before it starts, are we?

    Sometimes people feel the need to complain a lot. Personally I haven't looked forward to a season this much since 2007.

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:05

    Sometimes people feel the need to complain a lot. Personally I haven't looked forward to a season this much since 2007.

    I've taken a day off especially for Friday practice and I never do that ever.

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 21:05

    I've taken a day off especially for Friday practice and I never do that ever.

    woo! :)

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 21:06

    Sometimes people feel the need to complain a lot. Personally I haven't looked forward to a season this much since 2007.

    I looked forward to last year more, honestly. It looks like RBR are ahead by some margin. Testing last year seemed closer in general. The main positive I got from testing was Mercedes' encouraging form - much better than this time last year. :)

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 21:08

    Can I offer my guest post from a few weeks as a little pick me up if you're writing the season off already?

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/feel-the-rhythm-feel-the-rhyme

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:11

    I looked forward to last year more, honestly. It looks like RBR are ahead by some margin. Testing last year seemed closer in general. The main positive I got from testing was Mercedes' encouraging form - much better than this time last year. :)

    I looked forward to last year because the refuelling-ban was an interesting change, not because it might be fun. And the first chunk of the season wasn't fun but it got much better.

    This year the tyres could change everything. Or they might not. We have uncertainty and that's good. Pirelli will sometimes get it wrong and that'll be embarrasing but other times it should work well. We know RBR are very fast and we know Ferrari and Merc are fairly close, hopefully, but that may probably apply only to the first bit of the year.

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 21:13

    I looked forward to last year because the refuelling-ban was an interesting change, not because it might be fun. And the first chunk of the season wasn't fun but it got much better.

    The chunk of the season being Bahrain? :D Australia onwards was fine.

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:13

    I looked forward to last year because the refuelling-ban was an interesting change, not because it might be fun. And the first chunk of the season wasn't fun but it got much better.

    Forgot to add.. this year I'm looking forward to it because I expect it to be fun

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:14

    The chunk of the season being Bahrain? :D Australia onwards was fine.

    Bahrain, Malaysia, Spain, yawn. After that it was better.

  • Journeyer14/03/2011 at 21:14

    Bahrain, Malaysia, Spain, yawn. After that it was better.

    Malaysia and Spain were fine for me. The latter probably because I was very happy that Schumi held off Button.

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 21:22

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/sebastian-vettel-signs-for-red-bull-racing-until-2014

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:23
  • Christine14/03/2011 at 21:26

    slow.down.

    One more picture and I'm done.

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 21:27

    One more picture and I'm done.

    Awesome day of awesome big pictures :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:30

    We aren't writing off the season before it starts, are we?

    I'm writing off the FIA before the season starts. Does that count?

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:31

    With a really good season

    I thought it was more of a curate's egg. 2009 was excellent throughout apart from the irretrievable Valencia and Abu Dhabi. 2010 veered from extremely boring to extremely exciting and back again more often than a pinball machine and with about as much pattern.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:48

    Malaysia and Spain were fine for me. The latter probably because I was very happy that Schumi held off Button.

    My season went:

    Extremely boring (Bahrain)

    Exciting (Australia)

    Interesting (Malaysia)

    Dull (China)

    Dull (Spain, but it got me through what would have otherwise been a very boring part of the Spa LMS race)

    Boring (Monaco)

    Exciting (Turkey)

    Extremely exciting (Canada, and following Le Mans I felt as spoiled as a child who'd been told she can eat an entire sweet shop if she likes)

    Extremely boring (Valencia)

    Interesting (Britain)

    Extremely boring (Germany)

    Boring (Hungary)

    Exciting (Belgium)

    Interesting (Italy - though I admit to being more thrilled by the LMS race in Silverstone the same day)

    Dull (Singapore)

    Dull (Japan)

    Interesting (Korea, but it would have been more exciting had the track actually been in a fit condition to use)

    Interesting (Brazil)

    Extremely boring (Abu Dhabi)

    So that's 3 extremely boring, 2 boring, 4 dull, 6 interesting, 3 exciting and 1 very exciting. While this does mean there were more good races than bad ones for me, the 5 races that were some degree of boring is unusually high from my perspective.

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 21:49

    Pointless is back!! :D

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:50

    So that's 3 extremely boring, 2 boring, 4 dull, 6 interesting, 3 exciting and 1 very exciting. While this does mean there were more good races than bad ones for me, the 5 races that were some degree of boring is unusually high from my perspective.

    i'd agree with all of that.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:50

    Pointless is back!! :D

    It is! I much prefer it to Perfection - the presenter gets some interesting lines to say and the contest is a proper challenge at multiple levels.

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:50

    Pointless is back!! :D

    where did he go?

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:51

    Pointless is back!! :D

    So is The Event after a 3 month break, stupid US part-seasons

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:51

    where did he go?

    It was temporarily replaced by the not-particularly-modestly-or-well-named Perfection.

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 21:51

    Where's Steven? I need my pointless friend!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:51

    Pointless is back!! :D

    You shouldn't call Nick pointless

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 21:52

    Pointless is back!! :D

    You shouldn't call Nick pointless

    :D

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:52

    You shouldn't call Nick pointless

    i assumed it was his pet name?

  • Pat W14/03/2011 at 21:52

    So that's 3 extremely boring, 2 boring, 4 dull, 6 interesting, 3 exciting and 1 very exciting. While this does mean there were more good races than bad ones for me, the 5 races that were some degree of boring is unusually high from my perspective.

    Agreed. Neither does it make the whole season a washout as some seem hellbent on characterising it.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:52

    It is! I much prefer it to Perfection - the presenter gets some interesting lines to say and the contest is a proper challenge at multiple levels.

    Perfection has the makings of a good show but it is too slow

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:52

    You shouldn't call Nick pointless

    Ah, but to be pointless in Pointless is the best compliment there is because points don't mean prizes ;)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:52

    Where's Steven? I need my pointless friend!

    HELLO!!!!!!!!

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 21:53

    Agreed. Neither does it make the whole season a washout as some seem hellbent on characterising it.

    it wasn't fun covering it. but as a consumer i'd say 50/50.

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 21:54

    HELLO!!!!!!!!

    Yaaaay!!!

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 21:54

    You shouldn't call Nick pointless

    :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:56

    it wasn't fun covering it. but as a consumer i'd say 50/50.

    I thought it was quite a good season. With 2 races to go there were still 5 drivers in with a chance of taking the title and there were some good races too

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 21:56

    Yaaaay!!!

    It's a while since anyone was so happy to see me

  • Lukeh14/03/2011 at 21:56

    I thought it was quite a good season. With 2 races to go there were still 5 drivers in with a chance of taking the title and there were some good races too

    I really enjoyed it too.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 21:57

    I thought it was quite a good season. With 2 races to go there were still 5 drivers in with a chance of taking the title and there were some good races too

    It felt overhyped though. It seemed like most of the press ignored the other 17 drivers for the majority of the season.

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 22:02

    Final big pic ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/best-shape-in-the-f1-landscape

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 22:06

    This programme makes me lose all faith in humanity... Name an international airline that flies out of Heathrow and 16% of people couldn't even think of British Airways.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 22:07

    This programme makes me lose all faith in humanity... Name an international airline that flies out of Heathrow and 16% of people couldn't even think of British Airways.

    In an earlier show it was revealed that about a quarter of the sample didn't know Britain was in the EU...

  • RubberGoat14/03/2011 at 22:08

    In an earlier show it was revealed that about a quarter of the sample didn't know Britain was in the EU...

    It is? ;)

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 22:20

    here's a great new red bull video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ek1pluKXmU

    we can't afford to put them on the site anymore, but i recommend watching.

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 22:25

    we can't afford to put them on the site anymore, but i recommend watching.

    Gosh darn that popular Natalie Pinkham :)

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 22:26

    Gosh darn that popular Natalie Pinkham :)

    hehe, we couldn't afford the red bull videos last year, but we started the season so we had to finish. not doing that again.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 22:26

    Gosh darn that popular Natalie Pinkham :)

    Have you sent her the bill?

  • Christine14/03/2011 at 22:26

    hehe, we couldn't afford the red bull videos last year, but we started the season so we had to finish. not doing that again.

    Gosh darn that... oh never mind. At least these things are viewable somewhere :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 22:41

    First session at Sebring and Franck's car is fastest

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89927

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 22:43

    First session at Sebring and Franck's car is fastest

    That is good news :)

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 22:50

    Ooooh I'm very relieved!! I got my proper offer through from Southampton and they've made it totally unconditional :D Very happy.

    I can start properly looking into housing now I guess!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 22:51

    Ooooh I'm very relieved!! I got my proper offer through from Southampton and they've made it totally unconditional :D Very happy.

    That's great. No more impossible conditions then

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 22:52

    Ooooh I'm very relieved!! I got my proper offer through from Southampton and they've made it totally unconditional :D Very happy.

    Excellent :D

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 22:53

    That's great. No more impossible conditions then

    Woooo!! I thought I was going to have to wait until August to get it all confirmed but happily they've taken all the conditions off, not just the impossible one :D

    Just have to wait for Warwick to reject me which is looking like a bit of a formality now....

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 22:54

    Just have to wait for Warwick to reject me which is looking like a bit of a formality now....

    You don't know that yet

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 22:55

    You don't know that yet

    It is a formality if Alison accepts the unconditional offer from Southampton ;)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 22:56

    It is a formality if Alison accepts the unconditional offer from Southampton ;)

    :D

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 22:57

    It is a formality if Alison accepts the unconditional offer from Southampton ;)

    Hehehe I don't know. Southampton is growing on me. Might just wait and see what they have to say for themselves though first....

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 22:58

    Hehehe I don't know. Southampton is growing on me. Might just wait and see what they have to say for themselves though first....

    Ah, OK. That's a reasonable thing to do. After all an unconditional offer cannot be withdrawn.

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:00

    Ah, OK. That's a reasonable thing to do. After all an unconditional offer cannot be withdrawn.

    Much as I like to "sort" I think I'd annoy myself not knowing what they said :P

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:07

    I think I need to sleep sitting in an armchair like a pensioner :P

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 23:08

    I think I need to sleep sitting in an armchair like a pensioner :P

    Does it count as being like a pensioner if you have a laptop in front of you?

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 23:10

    Does it count as being like a pensioner if you have a laptop in front of you?

    No.

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:10

    Does it count as being like a pensioner if you have a laptop in front of you?

    Hehehe any time I lie down, my cough starts :(

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 23:10

    No.

    Phew

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 23:11

    Hehehe any time I lie down, my cough starts :(

    In that case sleeping sitting up makes sense.

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:12

    In that case sleeping sitting up makes sense.

    That pointless boy gave it to me and now he doesn't even have a cough and I'm stuck with it!!!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 23:16

    That pointless boy gave it to me and now he doesn't even have a cough and I'm stuck with it!!!

    I knew it would be his fault

  • Mr C14/03/2011 at 23:24

    That pointless boy gave it to me and now he doesn't even have a cough and I'm stuck with it!!!

    i love that you call him boy. i have a vision of nick wearing a scarf and answering to the name of pike :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 23:38

    Hey folks and folkettes

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:38

    i love that you call him boy. i have a vision of nick wearing a scarf and answering to the name of pike :)

    Awwww ♥

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:41

    Evening, how are we all?

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:41

    Ooooh I'm very relieved!! I got my proper offer through from Southampton and they've made it totally unconditional :D Very happy.

    Good for you :D

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:44

    Another plug for this brilliant server related xkcd: http://xkcd.com/869/

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 23:45

    Another plug for this brilliant server related xkcd: http://xkcd.com/869/

    Saw that earlier and loved it.

    Hi Bassano and Leigh

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 23:45

    Hi Bassano,

    What goes on?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 23:45

    Hi steven

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 23:46

    Evening, how are we all?

    Fine, thank you. A friend and I are currently trying to figure out why the USA and UK having different-sized gallons is supposed to make sense.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 23:46

    Question for all - how on earth did James Jakes end up testing an IndyCar today?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2011 at 23:47

    Fine, thank you. A friend and I are currently trying to figure out why the USA and UK having different-sized gallons is supposed to make sense.

    It doesn't

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:47

    Fine, thank you. A friend and I are currently trying to figure out why the USA and UK having different-sized gallons is supposed to make sense.

    Pints are also different, maybe even fluid ounces.

    Essentially, the US has it's own Imperial syestem. Any correllation between ours and theirs is purely coincidental

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:48

    Hi Bassano,

    What goes on?

    Hey Leigh, finalising Boston bookings

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 23:48

    It doesn't

    Phew - I thought for a moment that we were the only people who thought that...

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 23:49

    Hey Leigh, finalising Boston bookings

    Sweet

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:50

    Did I hear someone say "Boston"?

    Evening.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2011 at 23:50

    Hi Kai

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:51

    Hey Leigh, finalising Boston bookings

    Blimey! You're actually going?

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:51

    Looks like I made up an hour on you guys in the UK over the weekend. Now I'm only 4 hours behind.

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:52

    Blimey! You're actually going?

    Did you think we wouldn't do it?

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:53

    Did I hear someone say "Boston"?

    :D

    Evening.

    Hey Kai. Are you at home for Skype chat in a short while when I get into the hotel info?

  • Alison14/03/2011 at 23:53

    Did you think we wouldn't do it?

    Errrr yes :D

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:53

    Hey Kai. Are you at home for Skype chat in a short while when I get into the hotel info?

    yep

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:53

    Hey Kai. Are you at home for Skype chat in a short while when I get into the hotel info?

    As long as you don't mind munching. I'm eating sweet potato chips. Yummy.

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:54

    Looks like I made up an hour on you guys in the UK over the weekend. Now I'm only 4 hours behind.

    Until Mar 27th - Aus GP weekend

    [they change theirs at a different time as well, maybe already have]

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:55

    As long as you don't mind munching. I'm eating sweet potato chips. Yummy.

    IM is probably better, there'll be a lot of dead aitr otherwise :D

    But munch away :)

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:55

    [they change theirs at a different time as well, maybe already have]

    oh gawd.

  • Bassano14/03/2011 at 23:55

    Errrr yes :D

    Ye of little faith

    [I have to use a flight by the end of the month so it's kinda perfect]

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:57

    But munch away :)

    I just finished them. :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2011 at 23:57

    Looks like I made up an hour on you guys in the UK over the weekend. Now I'm only 4 hours behind.

    *waves*

  • Kai14/03/2011 at 23:58

    *waves*

    Objects in the US are closer than they appear....for a bit.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2011 at 00:00

    Gah!! Could someone please stop this man?!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/glenn-beck-japan-earthquake-god_n_835573.html

  • Amy15/03/2011 at 00:37

    Theres 500 days until the Olympics.

    But I'm already trying to work out what tickets I need. Stupid early ballot it's doing my head in :( Even I don't want to plan this early!

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 00:41

    But I'm already trying to work out what tickets I need. Stupid early ballot it's doing my head in :( Even I don't want to plan this early!

    *falls on floor*

  • Amy15/03/2011 at 01:26

    *falls on floor*

    well I would if it was easy, ie, 'this grand prix on this date' but because Olympics is so many different events at the same time I have to choose them, plus I'm trying to go with two other people so we're coordinating our ticket buying so we don't end up with three sets of tickets to the same events, it's harrrrrrd.

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 01:31

    Boston - booked!

  • Amy15/03/2011 at 01:31

    Boston - booked!

    hooray! What are your dates?

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 01:35

    hooray! What are your dates?

    Arrive Thurs evening 31st Mar leave Sun 3rd April

    The Lenox, Boston [4 star woo hoo]

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 01:45

    SCOOOOOOTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 01:55

    The Lenox, Boston [4 star woo hoo]

    Looks cool

    http://www.lenoxhotel.com/photo-gallery.html

  • MalteseFalconX15/03/2011 at 03:54

    No clue where to put this Off Topic question... but have been pondering this over the weekend...

    I see that blood is flowing again in Bahrain, so in the end, prolly right to pull out of there... But now with Japan facing a total meltdown (literally, the staff/crew was just ordered to leave) - this being only 120km from Tokyo - come OCT we may be talking more serious things than Suzuka!? :( Any thoughts about this... How do you handle 30+ million people *IF* this thing goes totally tits up ala Chernobyl? I'm not a huge twitter guy - but been glued to it since the news hit Friday... Talk about the perfect storm.. 9.0 quake... 10m high tsunami - and now, a possible total nuclear meltdown? Yikes! Kinda puts things in perspective... Heart goes out to all those in Japan ♥ :(

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 03:57

    No clue where to put this Off Topic question... but have been pondering this over the weekend...

    I guess the next few days are key. Time will tell how the Nuclear Station situation progresses

    Tough times though

    Just a note: Language needs to be very family friendly here [even at this hour :D ]

  • Bassano15/03/2011 at 04:07

    Personally, if any country can do it, Japan can

    They're disaster management seems to be pretty good and they have a lot of earthquake experience

    Our thoughts are with all those affected