It's Wednesday and that means we are about halfway through the week already. I had to break open the F1 Happy Place yesterday, but the good news is that it mostly worked, and I do feel a bit happier about F1. It's still rubbish, but at least there are good times to remember! Anyway, here are some other things we're talking about:

  • I missed this when it was posted, because it was hectic busy at Sidepodcast Towers, but I love this idea from RG, comparing the new teams in a championship all of their very own. The premise is simple - the drivers in the new teams get points based on the order they finish, no matter where they are in the overall result itself. Interesting idea and I'm curious to see what will happen at the next race.
  • I don't quite understand why Button is having to defend himself already. Fair enough, Lewis got on the podium but it wasn't exactly looking likely to begin with and the word lucky springs to mind. If his confidence was seriously dented after just one race, then he would be in for a really long season.
  • Bernie Ecclestone has jumped to the defense of F1, saying we shouldn't jump to conclusions, submit to knee-jerk reactions, and make any rash changes. He thinks that teams will get the hang of racing under these new regulations and maybe just some tweaks to the tyre rules would help. Ahh, all about the tyres as per usual!
  • Also, just a quick note: Sofa F1 Championship 2010 - Round 1. This is not a good start for me. Well done to Alison though!

It's St Patrick's Day today, and I believe there is meant to be a Sidepodmeetup in our capital city today, although I don't know if it's still on. Sadly, we can't be there, but we will be in the comments, as always.

1062 responses

  • Pinger17/03/2010 at 00:07

    PIIIIIIING

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:08

    PIIIIIIING

    fir... oh, second.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:09

    Awwwww I'm famous :D

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 00:10

    Awwwww I'm famous :D

    You got a mension in the daily, you have officially made it!

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:13

    Awwwww I'm famous :D

    Well done. I have work to do..

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:14

    Well done. I have work to do..

    laters pat.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:14

    laters pat.

    I was referring to my points but anyway.. :)

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:15

    I should sleep but I can't. Too awake.

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:16

    I was referring to my points but anyway.. :)

    oh.

    sorry.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:16

    I was referring to my points but anyway.. :)

    He's trying to get rid of you :P

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:18

    He's trying to get rid of you :P

    pre-emptive shooing

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:20

    He's trying to get rid of you :P

    I must be being annoying. :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:23

    I must be being annoying. :)

    this is something i won't live down for a while, isn't it?

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:25

    this is something i won't live down for a while, isn't it?

    I thought he was going as well. I think we'll just have to say you're more polite than me in that you said bye :P

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:26

    I thought he was going as well. I think we'll just have to say you're more polite than me in that you said bye :P

    love it :)

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:26

    this is something i won't live down for a while, isn't it?

    I don't care, I won't remember by the time I come back.

    I'm all packed, just waiting for some music to copy to the netbook and for me to feel tired enough to sleep. After a stressful day I'm feeling pretty damn good right now. :)

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:27

    I thought he was going as well. I think we'll just have to say you're more polite than me in that you said bye :P

    I wasn't very clear

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:30

    Oooh well done for getting the packing done! I hate hate hate packing. I'm so good at procrastinating when it comes to looking at my stuff.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:39

    Oooh well done for getting the packing done! I hate hate hate packing. I'm so good at procrastinating when it comes to looking at my stuff.

    I've been procrastinating all night, luckily I'd got a lot of it ready yesterday

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 00:44

    welcome to wednesday. As i am from the future I can say its quite nice so far, you have a good day to look forward to

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:46

    welcome to wednesday. As i am from the future I can say its quite nice so far, you have a good day to look forward to

    :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 00:50

    i love packing. Would you judge me if i said i have already practiced packing for europe?

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:50

    i love packing. Would you judge me if i said i have already practiced packing for europe?

    yep

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 00:53

    i love packing. Would you judge me if i said i have already practiced packing for europe?

    practiced?

    dare i ask how packing for europe is any differnet than packing for anywhere else?

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:53

    Awww you guys made the itunes homepage!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 00:54

    Awww you guys made the itunes homepage!

    oh no!

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:54

    i love packing. Would you judge me if i said i have already practiced packing for europe?

    Ooooh are you available for hire?

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:54

    oh no!

    is that somehow bad?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 00:55

    is that somehow bad?

    if i remember correctly, last time that happened the bandwidth usage went through the roof?

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:55

    oh no!

    Huh? :(

    I have F1 minute between tv programmes and oscar nominees.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:56

    if i remember correctly, last time that happened the bandwidth usage went through the roof?

    But you want people to listen to your podcast or you wouldn't make it surely.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 00:56

    Awww you guys made the itunes homepage!

    however, I am quite astounded (in a good way) that you beat Jonathan Ross and Fighting Talk!!

    Very impressive!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 00:56

    But you want people to listen to your podcast or you wouldn't make it surely.

    of course but when you get on the itunes front page it can become very expensive

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:56

    Awww you guys made the itunes homepage!

    wha?

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:57

    if i remember correctly, last time that happened the bandwidth usage went through the roof?

    you remember correctly. lucky we've nailed that for sidepodcast.

    I have F1 minute between tv programmes and oscar nominees.

    oh.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:58

    oh.

    :( Sorry....

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:59

    But you want people to listen to your podcast or you wouldn't make it surely.

    tis true. last time we were young, naive, y'know. we have it sussed now. in theory.

    we had a whacking great bill and if we hadn't spotted the issues (was a fluke), it woulda crippled us. f1 minute is muuuuch smaller in terms of file size than sidepodcast tv.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:00

    :( Sorry....

    no, it's awesome. trust me.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:00

    i practiced because im only taking a small bag and i need it to be as light as possible. I dont normally have such a concern as i normally take a wheely suitcase.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 01:00

    no, it's awesome. trust me.

    Okay I was just browsing and noticed it.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:00

    i practiced because im only taking a small bag and i need it to be as light as possible. I dont normally have such a concern as i normally take a wheely suitcase.

    now you have a wheely small suitcase.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:01

    Okay I was just browsing and noticed it.

    you know what's scary? they've taken a really old and out of date logo and made it look fab. i (hearts) apple.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 01:01

    i practiced because im only taking a small bag and i need it to be as light as possible. I dont normally have such a concern as i normally take a wheely suitcase.

    I love my new wheely suitcase. It's the best thing ever. I'm almost annoyed that Nick's coming to see me as I don't get to use it again. I suppose I could take it to London, but it is excessively large for that :P

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:03

    now you have a wheely small suitcase.

    :)

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 01:05

    of course but when you get on the itunes front page it can become very expensive

    Ooooh I remember now. Were you talking about this earlier this evening? About the torrents. Head = sieve

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:05

    just trying to work out how to tweet photos from the mobile..

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:06

    Ooooh I remember now. Were you talking about this earlier this evening? About the torrents. Head = sieve

    heheh. nah, we didn't talk about f1m, sidepodcast has had it's own private popularity surge. new season and all that, and the bandwidth usage is quite high.

    it's not a problem if we stay with our current host, but along with being cheap, they're also a bit rubbish.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:07

    just trying to work out how to tweet photos from the mobile..

    email to twitpic.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:07

    it's not a problem if we stay with our current host, but along with being cheap, they're also a bit rubbish.

    And that scuppers the planned move?

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:07

    oh that reminds me! Must see if i can twitpic from my old phone as not being able to from the track next weekend might literally kill me.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:08

    email to twitpic.

    really? ok

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:09

    And that scuppers the planned move?

    nope. nothings really changed, except they've been extra useless and plan to take the site down soon, whilst they reset the database passwords.

    it's unnecessary downtime and we're not ready to move yet. just annoying, no real issue. alex was trying to help out, but sidepodcast has sort of expanding beyond it's means.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:10

    really? ok

    create a twitpic account and they give you an email addy.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:14

    it's unnecessary downtime and we're not ready to move yet. just annoying, no real issue. alex was trying to help out, but sidepodcast has sort of expanding beyond it's means.

    Victims of your own success :)

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:15

    create a twitpic account and they give you an email addy.

    Done, thanks. I had one on the TMR a/c but not the personal.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:15

    create a twitpic account and they give you an email addy.

    AWESOME! It works!

    http://twitpic.com/191eij

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:16

    Victims of your own success :)

    it kind of is, but in some ways the problem is the wealth of content (now 30GB), so even if no-one listened, and no-one cared, it's still a great chunk of data to store.

    basically... we talk to much.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:16

    AWESOME! It works!

    yay.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:17

    yay.

    shame my phone dosent send emails! boo.

    #thatwasfromhotmail

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:18

    shame my phone dosent send emails! boo.

    it's worth knowing though, because that's essentially what we're encouraging people to use to share pics instead of dropio.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:19

    that is my problem if my old phone cant email because i dont think it does. Temptation to buy new phone is rising! I have a twitpicing reputation to uphold!

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:20

    that is my problem if my old phone cant email because i dont think it does. Temptation to buy new phone is rising! I have a twitpicing reputation to uphold!

    ^^tis true!

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:21

    that is my problem if my old phone cant email because i dont think it does. Temptation to buy new phone is rising! I have a twitpicing reputation to uphold!

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/03/29/live-australia-the-race/comments/#comment-232224

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:21

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/03/29/live-australia-the-race/comments/#comment-233894

    #guilttrip

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:21

    Victims of your own success :)

    it kind of is, but in some ways the problem is the wealth of content (now 30GB), so even if no-one listened, and no-one cared, it's still a great chunk of data to store.

    basically... we talk to much.

    Or.. you archive too much :) That's not to say you should get rid of it btw.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:21

    i would be lying if i said im not on ebay right now because i know i can get the same model as i have now for pretty cheap.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:22

    Or.. you archive too much :) That's not to say you should get rid of it btw.

    we won't get rid of anything. i like to consider it a challenge.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:23

    i would be lying if i said im not on ebay right now because i know i can get the same model as i have now for pretty cheap.

    I'd offer one of my old phones if I thought it would get there in time.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:23

    just listening to bob on kangarootv podcast. it's very odd.

    it's like bob's f1 roundup, but the recording is *really* quiet. and there doesn't seem to be a reason for its existence.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:25

    I think I'm done. 4hrs sleep and then I'm away. I don't do early nights. :)

    I'll probably tweet or comment my journey there (and back) or if I see anything interesting. Otherwise, see ya next week :)

    Enjoy Sebring if you watch it.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:26

    I was just looking at the overtaking stats Gavin posted a couple of days ago and just noticed they have a line for 2010 which is obviously only one race. The interesting number is the average per GP which for that race was 21 which is higher than the season average for every year back until 1993. I am confused.

    http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=822#wrap

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:26

    guilt trip works! I am even closer to the podium this year. Let me find an ebay seller who can have it here by next wednesday...

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:26

    you promise you're going now?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:26

    So i've written a letter to tout for money for our courses practical element (basically a mini-race team) and so far ive done 73 copies and will do pretty much every company in the area.

    Print Letter (with address on)

    Print address label

    Stick address label on envelope

    Fold letter

    Put in envelop

    Seal envelope

    Deliver

    x73

    I think im going insane

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 01:27

    you promise you're going now?

    Yep

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:27

    you promise you're going now?

    Yep

    night pat.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:27

    I think im going insane

    email?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:28

    email?

    generally quite big companies, so finding the local shop address would be quite hard.

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:28

    generally quite big companies, so finding the local shop address would be quite hard.

    ahh

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:28

    email?

    generally quite big companies, so finding the local shop address would be quite hard.

    and i think when asking for money its better to have something in your hand, looks like you've taken time over it

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 01:29

    email?

    Haha I know that we respond to requests like this with token gestures if they write, I never even see the emails, they get filtered out way before they get to someone who might decide to give you something.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:30

    Haha I know that we respond to requests like this with token gestures if they write, I never even see the emails, they get filtered out way before they get to someone who might decide to give you something.

    hmmm. you arent giving me confidence ;)

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 01:30

    generally quite big companies, so finding the local shop address would be quite hard.

    Yeah I think your emails would be responded to with a polite no from someone who knows nothing about anything at their head office.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:31

    Yeah I think your emails would be responded to with a polite no from someone who knows nothing about anything at their head office.

    exactly, where as a local university collegey type thing is more likely to be responded too

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 01:31

    hmmm. you arent giving me confidence ;)

    Awwww sorry. I wouldn't give you cash :D If you wrote asking for raffle prizes for your fundraising I'd probably provide something.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:32

    I think im going insane

    Can't you print envelopes and take some effort and cost out?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:32

    Can't you print envelopes and take some effort and cost out?

    gah. that would have been sensible

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:33

    Awwww sorry. I wouldn't give you cash :D If you wrote asking for raffle prizes for your fundraising I'd probably provide something.

    aha, atleast you give them something, better than a kick in the teeth!

    our faculty are useless, very unhelpful, even the things they've promise they arent delivering on so im taking matters into my own hands!

    Bucks New Racing 2CV 24 hour team anyone? :D

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:36

    i just bought a better phone than the one i have now. Oops. It was only another $40 than the one i have now so why not? :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 01:38

    i just bought a better phone than the one i have now. Oops. It was only another $40 than the one i have now so why not? :D

    w00t!

    i mean... bad amy.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 01:40

    spending money is too easy. But it should be here in time for me to twitpic from driver interviews on wednesday :D

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:42

    Bucks New Racing 2CV 24 hour team anyone? :D

    You are going to run a car and commentate. Some friends and I looked like running a car in that race years ago but as with so many things the initial enthusiasm reduced as soon as reality reared its head

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:46

    You are going to run a car and commentate.

    I won't do both, I'm setting up the team and will help out where I can and will get in someone I know who knows more about automotive engineering so can point everyone in the right direction!

    Some friends and I looked like running a car in that race years ago but as with so many things the initial enthusiasm reduced as soon as reality reared its head

    It's often the case, I have it quite regularly, get pumped for something and then realise that x1000 pounds is actually quite alot of money. This year they're introducing the "college cup" to try and get entries from universities and such, and knowing what a great experience it is im trying my hardest to make it happen. My 6th form did a similar thing with an electric car and alot of local businesses chipped in, this is quite alot more money mind you but the principle is still the same.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:48

    It's often the case, I have it quite regularly, get pumped for something and then realise that x1000 pounds is actually quite alot of money. This year they're introducing the "college cup" to try and get entries from universities and such, and knowing what a great experience it is im trying my hardest to make it happen. My 6th form did a similar thing with an electric car and alot of local businesses chipped in, this is quite alot more money mind you but the principle is still the same.

    Shouldn't you be involved in Formula Student?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:49

    Shouldn't you be involved in Formula Student?

    We don't have the facilities, and FS is incredibly expensive, the average car will cost £16-17,000, our university isn't at all automotive based and so we'd struggle to produce anything for it.

    They have an electric equivalent called Greenpower which is considerably cheaper, and i'll definitely look seriously at that if i cant get the funding for this team but do get some.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:50

    We don't have the facilities, and FS is incredibly expensive, the average car will cost £16-17,000, our university isn't at all automotive based and so we'd struggle to produce anything for it.

    on top of the fact that we dont have £17,000

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:51

    We don't have the facilities, and FS is incredibly expensive, the average car will cost £16-17,000, our university isn't at all automotive based and so we'd struggle to produce anything for it.

    That cost is ridiculous. They should be able to do it for a lot less. No wonder it isn;t better known.

    How is the karting thing going?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:52

    How is the karting thing going?

    We're waiting to hear back from our industry lecturer, he's having some meetings with a guy at the moment but until we hear back from him then i couldnt say!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 01:53

    I'm trying to work out how to drive into Melbourne. Why do they put toll roads in the way?!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:53

    That cost is ridiculous. They should be able to do it for a lot less. No wonder it isn;t better known.

    I'm sure its doable for even half that, but if you are designing and building a car from scratch then it will cost alot, teams like Oxford Brookes and such who are building hybrids and have carbon tubs etc will be £15,000+ easily

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:55

    We're waiting to hear back from our industry lecturer, he's having some meetings with a guy at the moment but until we hear back from him then i couldnt say!

    Typical university. Takes them a year to make a decision that should take days at most. Maybe before you graduate they will decide

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:56

    Typical university. Takes them a year to make a decision that should take days at most. Maybe before you graduate they will decide

    aha, if we're lucky! ;)

    For other uni's such as Brookes, they know the value of Formula Student and so they invest in facilities and people who know what they're doing...

    Us....not so much....

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 01:56

    I'm sure its doable for even half that, but if you are designing and building a car from scratch then it will cost alot, teams like Oxford Brookes and such who are building hybrids and have carbon tubs etc will be £15,000+ easily

    You have to wonder why they allow carbon tubs. I know people are being trained for the modern industry but the important points are to understand what a car has to do and to make it do that. They should specify spaceframes and grp like Formula Ford

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 01:59

    You have to wonder why they allow carbon tubs. I know people are being trained for the modern industry but the important points are to understand what a car has to do and to make it do that. They should specify spaceframes and grp like Formula Ford

    It's all about pushing the boundaries I guess, but when it comes down to who's got the most money (as it so often goes) then you have to wonder!

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 02:00

    mark webber is in melbourne! Time to go a'stalking ;)

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:01

    mark webber is in melbourne! Time to go a'stalking ;)

    Can you blow up the toll roads while you are at it?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 02:02

    mark webber is in melbourne! Time to go a'stalking ;)

    He is not even Finnish

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:02

    mark webber is in melbourne! Time to go a'stalking ;)

    Actually, I thought he had a parade in Queenbeyan today. Must have been earlier.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 02:04

    Right. Sleep for me. Night all

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:06

    Clearly you can't live without internet access these days. I'm not sure how I am going to do this while living out of my car for three weeks!

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 02:07

    He is not even Finnish

    Supplies are low.... He's met a Finn, maybe that counts?

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 02:07

    Right. Sleep for me. Night all

    Night Jon :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 02:07

    stupid toll roads! Citylink call centre is in my building so i could go mess with their systems? ;)

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:08

    stupid toll roads! Citylink call centre is in my building so i could go mess with their systems? ;)

    That might help. What on earth is east link? Their web sites are hopeless.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 02:09

    We don't have the facilities, and FS is incredibly expensive, the average car will cost £16-17,000, our university isn't at all automotive based and so we'd struggle to produce anything for it. {Comment #95}

    I think Formula Student is aimed at fairly large universities with specialised motor sport courses; I know my alma mater (University of Sheffield) has a Formula Student team, though it is relatively new (the team - and the courses that made the team a sensible addition to the student clubs - didn't exist at the start of my studies).

    I don't remember the club advertising itself much, which implied that much of its funding came from those departments whose students could benefit academically from participating (which basically meant the Business department and about three dozen branches of the Engineering faculty).

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 02:09

    i wonder if webber likes $12 steaks. If so he might be at my friends restaurant tonight too ;)

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 02:10

    Right. Sleep for me. Night all

    Noght

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 02:14

    eastlink is the newest toll road, apparently its great for those in eastern suburbs. I dont even know where the eastern suburbs are. I couldnt point to east from where i am right now, i have no bearings in cities :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 02:18

    eastlink is the newest toll road, apparently its great for those in eastern suburbs. I dont even know where the eastern suburbs are. I couldnt point to east from where i am right now, i have no bearings in cities :D

    #christinesameperson

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 02:19

    eastlink is the newest toll road, apparently its great for those in eastern suburbs. I dont even know where the eastern suburbs are. I couldnt point to east from where i am right now, i have no bearings in cities :D

    East is where the sun is in the morning.

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 02:30

    East is where the sun is in the morning.

    My dad says things like this to me all the time. I have no idea what direction the sun is when.....

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 02:31

    My dad says things like this to me all the time. I have no idea what direction the sun is when.....

    Amy,

    Look at the sun. Not directly at it but just in its general direction. Because you are upside down east is somewhere to the right of the sun.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:36

    I didn't know Melbourne had an east. I always thought it was south.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:37

    Look at the sun. Not directly at it but just in its general direction. Because you are upside down east is somewhere to the right of the sun.

    Unless you are facing south, in the afternoon. Then things get a little confusing

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 02:39

    Unless you are facing south, in the afternoon. Then things get a little confusing

    If she is facing south in the direction of the sun she is either a lot more lost than she thinks or we have far bigger problems than a poor sense of direction

  • me17/03/2010 at 02:40

    If she is facing south in the direction of the sun she is either a lot more lost than she thinks or we have far bigger problems than a poor sense of direction

    :)

  • paul17/03/2010 at 02:42

    If she is facing south in the direction of the sun she is either a lot more lost than she thinks or we have far bigger problems than a poor sense of direction

    Ah good point.

    #alittlelostmyself

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 03:00

    i orientate myself based on where my house is because my suburb is called north melbourne. The problem is i think my suburb is actually more west of the city than north

  • me17/03/2010 at 03:41

    looks like joe's confirmed "an evening in montreal": http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/formula-1-and-indianapolis/#comment-13385

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 03:53

    did you see how pretty his melbourne location is? It has a beach!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 04:18

    did you see how pretty his melbourne location is? It has a beach!

    I have had a look on streetview. I hope it's the nice new building and not the small old white building.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:19

    Morning, folks.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 05:43

    its the building to the right of the pier! Streetview showed me the abandoned restaurant on the other side of the road which confused me.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 05:44

    morning journeyer. I just watched roger lose :(

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:44

    its the building to the right of the pier! Streetview showed me the abandoned restaurant on the other side of the road which confused me.

    is that the nice new building then?

  • tim17/03/2010 at 05:45

    Hey Mr. C and Christine -

    I was thinking about the Bahrain Race and the lack of passing and how the role of the driver has changed. They seem to take orders from the pit wall to manage the car and apply the strategy developed on the wall and tuned in the factory then relayed to the driver, or is it now just operator?

    The paddle shifting makes missing a shift near impossible. The cars upshift for you if your late, they have rev limiters to care for the engine. The creep of technology into the cockpit has reduced the chance for the driver to make errors that create passing opportunities. Didn't Webber say words to the effect that he 'just followed gearboxes all day waiting for someone to make a mistake which world champions rarely do these days.'

    Mr Tilka has designed tracks that are safe enough to be insured so that the racing can proceed. Changing the tracks would be costly but what if Jean and Bernie pulled back some of the brilliant technology that F1 has developed and put more car control into the hands of the drivers. Perhaps this might create more on track, in cockpit, guy in your mirrors decision making. I hope for more small errors not ones that put you into the wall but a missed shift going up Eau Rouge, missing an apex and getting off the line to set up for the hill to the pit straight at Interlagos. Perhaps the driver may get a bit out of shape trying to defend the line and lose speed for the straight. More thinking and executing at speed.

    Doesn't that sound like better racing?

    Just a thought.

    I'm on your website daily and download every podcast, love GP+ too.

    tim

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 05:46

    i just had another look at streetview to check and there is only one building there so i dont know if i could call it nice and new or old and small!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:49

    Mr Tilka has designed tracks that are safe enough to be insured so that the racing can proceed. Changing the tracks would be costly but what if Jean and Bernie pulled back some of the brilliant technology that F1 has developed and put more car control into the hands of the drivers. Perhaps this might create more on track, in cockpit, guy in your mirrors decision making. I hope for more small errors not ones that put you into the wall but a missed shift going up Eau Rouge, missing an apex and getting off the line to set up for the hill to the pit straight at Interlagos. Perhaps the driver may get a bit out of shape trying to defend the line and lose speed for the straight. More thinking and executing at speed.

    I guess the question here is how F1 is perceived. Is it the pinnacle of racing or the pinnacle of technology? The direction F1 needs to take is down to the people in it (FIA, FOM, FOTA, GPDA) to decide.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:51

    i just had another look at streetview to check and there is only one building there so i dont know if i could call it nice and new or old and small!

    :D

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:51

    morning journeyer. I just watched roger lose :(

    oh no! :( to who?

    at least it's not a major.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 05:54

    he lost to baghdatis. Roger always loses early at indian wells, but he had match point twice so he really should have taken this one!

  • tim17/03/2010 at 05:55

    When you consider the results at quali and at the end of the race there is not that much difference. I'm all for ordering the grid and keeping the slower cars out of the way but the qualifying is more exciting than the race some times. It doesn't have to be this way

    tim

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:57

    When you consider the results at quali and at the end of the race there is not that much difference. I'm all for ordering the grid and keeping the slower cars out of the way but the qualifying is more exciting than the race some times. It doesn't have to be this way

    tim

    mr. c has always said that quali is the best bit of the weekend now, a bit ironic when 5 years ago, it seemed to be an unfixable problem. :)

    but i've always been a fan of the true pole position. that was where people like senna and schumacher weaved their magic. i guess cars are so good now that cars that are good on saturday are always good on sunday as well. this wasn't always the case previously. is there a way to change it?

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 05:58

    he lost to baghdatis. Roger always loses early at indian wells, but he had match point twice so he really should have taken this one!

    hmmm. most odd. like he wasn't interested.

  • tim17/03/2010 at 06:04

    but i've always been a fan of the true pole position. that was where people like senna and schumacher weaved their magic. i guess cars are so good now that cars that are good on saturday are always good on sunday as well. this wasn't always the case previously. is there a way to change it?

    Reliability is key but the on track decision making of Schumi and Senna was a delight to watch. The larger role for the driver has the possibility to make the racing more memorable and drawing in more fans to watch drivers react to situations that develop. The track may not provide as many interesting opportunities as driver error or "failure to execute."

    tim

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 06:05

    new phone has been sent and I have a tracking number. I should have it in plenty of time for wednesday. I wonder what drivers will be there.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:05

    new phone has been sent and I have a tracking number. I should have it in plenty of time for wednesday. I wonder what drivers will be there.

    what's on wednesday?

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:06

    Reliability is key but the on track decision making of Schumi and Senna was a delight to watch. The larger role for the driver has the possibility to make the racing more memorable and drawing in more fans to watch drivers react to situations that develop. The track may not provide as many interesting opportunities as driver error or "failure to execute."

    tim

    but i don't think the teams are interested to go back there. for all the solutions being discussed, it hasn't been brought up. let's see what they decide to do.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 06:06

    the behind the scenes tour. Ends with driver interviews which is what makes it worth going to.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:07

    the behind the scenes tour. Ends with driver interviews which is what makes it worth going to.

    ooooh! :D

  • tim17/03/2010 at 06:10

    I doubt that they will suggest it. The teams want to eliminate errors and have perfect execution and technology helps with that. Teams like reliability. Drivers like reliability. Sponsors like reliability. All this reliability makes for "Qualify, Cruise and Collect." I've seen enough of that passing off as racing.

    tim

  • tim17/03/2010 at 06:17

    G'nite

  • paul17/03/2010 at 06:22

    its the building to the right of the pier! Streetview showed me the abandoned restaurant on the other side of the road which confused me.

    I thant case, I think I am going to get lost and confused.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:22

    I doubt that they will suggest it. The teams want to eliminate errors and have perfect execution and technology helps with that. Teams like reliability. Drivers like reliability. Sponsors like reliability. All this reliability makes for "Qualify, Cruise and Collect." I've seen enough of that passing off as racing.

    tim

    They did suggest banning traction control, though, so I can still hope.

    Night Tim.

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 06:27

    Morning everyone :)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:28

    Morning everyone :)

    Hey Alex. :)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:29

    A good article from GQ on Manny Pacquiao. Not just for boxing fans. :)

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 06:30

    Hey Alex. :)

    I'm on my way to Birmingham today! For a disaster recovery test.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 06:30

    I'm on my way to Birmingham today! For a disaster recovery test.

    Disaster recovery test? My colleagues have been doing a lot of those tests for the last few weeks as well. Must be that time of the year...

  • paul17/03/2010 at 06:31

    I'm on my way to Birmingham today! For a disaster recovery test.

    Eeek. Good luck. I hate doing those.

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 06:36

    Eeek. Good luck. I hate doing those.

    I'm the user this time so not so bad.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 06:37

    I'm the user this time so not so bad.

    Ah yes, not bad, the presure isn't on you.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 06:59

    Morning.

    Just in case you missed it, I posted my Driver Consistency and Fastest Lap Analysis last night: http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/driver-consistency-bahrain-2010/

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 07:13

    Morning.

    Hey Gavin. Good post as always. :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 07:20

    i am sitting next to the place stuart said he went to when he was at grands prix. Prime pavement spot. Pity there is no one to see yet!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:22

    i am sitting next to the place stuart said he went to when he was at grands prix. Prime pavement spot. Pity there is no one to see yet!

    Nice, where is that? I need "spots to go to"

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 07:26

    Morning.

    Hey Gavin. Good post as always. :)

    Thanks man - hope it wasn't too ranty ;)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 07:27

    that place is bar corvina. Turns out my friend runs the restaurants on either side so I shall be breakfasting here each day at Two Doors Down.

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 07:28

    What kind of phone did you get Amy? If not some kind of smart phone (ok, I really mean iPhone), why not?

    Did I read that you got a new iPod recently? Is it the Touch?

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:29

    that place is bar corvina. Turns out my friend runs the restaurants on either side so I shall be breakfasting here each day at Two Doors Down.

    Yum, breakfast out. I like that idea.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 07:29

    that place is bar corvina. Turns out my friend runs the restaurants on either side so I shall be breakfasting here each day at Two Doors Down.

    NICE. :D

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 07:30

    you are more than welcome to join me :)

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:31

    you are more than welcome to join me :)

    I may just do that.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:33

    Aha! St Kilda. That's a brisk walk from Commercial Road, where I am staying.

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 07:36

    What kind of phone did you get Amy? If not some kind of smart phone (ok, I really mean iPhone), why not?

    #feelingignored :P

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 07:37

    What kind of phone did you get Amy? If not some kind of smart phone (ok, I really mean iPhone), why not?

    #feelingignored :P

    Hi Jeremy!

    What are you doing for the race?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 07:38

    Ooh! This sounds like fun: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8570293.stm

    It's very much like the 'Share This' button innit?

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:40

    #feelingignored :P

    I can't believe I have to do this trip without an iphone. It's killing me

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 07:41

    What are you doing for the race?

    waiting for news on family matters. Probably general admission Sunday only. Not what I wanted but family comes first.

    Does general admission ever sell out?

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:42

    waiting for news on family matters. Probably general admission Sunday only. Not what I wanted but family comes first.

    That's bad luck mate, was hoping we could all meet up some time.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 07:43

    What are you doing for the race?

    waiting for news on family matters. Probably general admission Sunday only. Not what I wanted but family comes first.

    Does general admission ever sell out?

    Well I hope it works out OK.

    I am not sure - I hope not because I am not in a position to buy a ticket for Spa yet!

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 07:43

    I can't believe I have to do this trip without an iphone. It's killing me

    I'm bringing mine. It's got a screen big enough to share... Right? :P

    oh. That's the ipad which isn't here yet :-(

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:44

    I'm bringing mine. It's got a screen big enough to share... Right? :P

    I don't know how I am going to live comment with the stupi Blackberry. Grrrrrrrr

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 07:44

    Got to go. Talk soon

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 07:44

    i shall extend the invite to all spc folk to two doors down for pre f1 breakfast so no one feels ignored :D

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:46

    i shall extend the invite to all spc folk to two doors down for pre f1 breakfast so no one feels ignored :D

    Actually, breakfast is a great idea, and probably better than night stuff where you end up too tired after a day at the track. Can you organise for Rob to be there?

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 07:46

    Wasn't worried about the Melbourne stuff. Wanted to know about your new mobile :-)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 07:51

    get spc to tell joe to tell rob?

  • paul17/03/2010 at 07:52

    get spc to tell joe to tell rob?

    That's the idea.

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 07:56

    On the long year for Button noted for Christine in her intro today, it should actually read "he will be in for a long three years"....

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 07:58

    i just had a look at the breakfast menu and there is so much i want i really need to be here all 4 days.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 08:01

    i just had a look at the breakfast menu and there is so much i want i really need to be here all 4 days.

    Eggs.

    ...and bacon.

    ....and toast, coffee....

  • F1Wolf17/03/2010 at 08:17

    Reliability is key but the on track decision making of Schumi and Senna was a delight to watch. The larger role for the driver has the possibility to make the racing more memorable and drawing in more fans to watch drivers react to situations that develop. The track may not provide as many interesting opportunities as driver error or "failure to execute."

    tim

    well, why don't they just ban the car to pit radio ? sounds very simple thing to do and imagine the consequences :-)

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 08:21

    well, why don't they just ban the car to pit radio ? sounds very simple thing to do and imagine the consequences

    We'd never have heard Christine singing "Felipe Baby"....

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 08:42

    Morning all.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 08:44

    Morning all.

    Hi Christine

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 08:45

    Morning all.

    Morning. :)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 08:47

    Morning all.

    Morning.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:16

    Guys,

    You have to see this dorky Wii Winter Olympics Fail!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQy3GOUXfIk&feature=related

    Really funny!

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 09:24

    Gavin, don't make me waste bandwidth. You wouldn't like me when I waste bandwidth.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:25

    Gavin, don't make me waste bandwidth. You wouldn't like me when I waste bandwidth.

    What have I done wrong now? :(

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 09:25

    What have I done wrong now? :(

    I think he was kidding, TBH. :)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:26

    What have I done wrong now? :(

    I think he was kidding, TBH. :)

    Oh ok! :D

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:27

    I think he was kidding, TBH. :)

    Unless he turns green and splits out of his clothes

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:27

    Unless he turns green and splits out of his clothes

    And drives a Williams? :D

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:28

    And drives a Williams? :D

    LOL. Yes, that's the thing

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:39

    Oh, and Happy St. Pat's day guys - I am wearing a green tie today ;)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:39

    Oh, and Happy St. Pat's day guys - I am wearing a green tie today ;)

    I am so dense, I wore my green top yesterday.

    #fashionfail

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:41

    I am so dense, I wore my green top yesterday.

    I forgot all together

    #patrickwho?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:41

    I am so dense, I wore my green top yesterday.

    I forgot all together

    #patrickwho?

    PatW?

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:45

    Wow, I see the comments saying we're on the iTunes homepage but I didn't know we were in the newsletter as well!!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:46

    Wow, I see the comments saying we're on the iTunes homepage but I didn't know we were in the newsletter as well!!

    There's a newsletter?

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:47

    There's a newsletter?

    Yea, tells you what's "New on iTunes."

    And also, apparently, what has been on iTunes for ages.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:50

    And also, apparently, what has been on iTunes for ages.

    http://twitpic.com/193lmq

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:50

    And also, apparently, what has been on iTunes for ages.

    http://twitpic.com/193lmq

    w00t!

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:51

    w00t!

    I like being as important as Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:52

    w00t!

    I like being as important as Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

    So it's paid off, all those times you keep singing Poker Face then?

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:53

    http://twitpic.com/193lmq

    Wow. You really are "from the Internet"

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:54

    On other matters, how is Glee the #1 album?!?

  • James17/03/2010 at 09:55

    And also, apparently, what has been on iTunes for ages.

    http://twitpic.com/193lmq

    I seem to have got a different newsletter to you.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:57

    I seem to have got a different newsletter to you.

    What does yours have?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:58

    On other matters, how is Glee the #1 album?!?

    I'm still trying to figure out how Glee is a TV series! ;)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 09:58

    I'm still trying to figure out how Glee is a TV series! ;)

    It's so bad, it's good.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 09:59

    On other matters, how is Glee the #1 album?!?

    #becauseitsAMAZING

    #nothere

    #morning all

  • paul17/03/2010 at 09:59

    I'm still trying to figure out how Glee is a TV series! ;)

    It's instructional, on how to deal with other staff members

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 09:59

    I'm still trying to figure out how Glee is a TV series! ;)

    It's so bad, it's good.

    I'll have to try and watch it somehow. I just saw the clip where they sing the Journey song and I just thought "cheese"!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 09:59

    It's so bad, it's good.

    +1

  • James17/03/2010 at 10:00

    What does yours have?

    Where F1 Minute is on yours. I get an advert for Tips and Tricks on iTunes.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:00

    I'll have to try and watch it somehow. I just saw the clip where they sing the Journey song and I just thought "cheese"!

    Oh, it's very cheesy.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:00

    Where F1 Minute is on yours. I get an advert for Tips and Tricks on iTunes.

    Ooh, intriguing!

  • James17/03/2010 at 10:01

    Ooh, intriguing!

    I'm starting to think Apple only send me part of a newsletter.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:04

    Do we know who Jennie Gow is? She's replacing Ms Perry on the Moto whatsit doo-dah.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/03_march/17/motogp.shtml

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 10:04

    http://twitpic.com/190f0k

    I found this and thought of you all!

    Morning

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 10:06

    Do we know who Jennie Gow is? She's replacing Ms Perry on the Moto whatsit doo-dah.

    http://jenniegow.co.uk/

    There will be uproar in the Moto GP community that Suzi's gone, its like tennant leaving and smith coming in, such an impossible act to follow

  • James17/03/2010 at 10:07

    Do we know who Jennie Gow is? She's replacing Ms Perry on the Moto whatsit doo-dah.

    http://www.bbc...march/17/motogp.shtml

    nope, but apparently she has been working for Sky Sports. she already has a twitter account ;) http://twitter.com/JennieGow

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:07

    http://jenniegow.co.uk/

    She's a USP lady. Small world!

  • me17/03/2010 at 10:15

    Wow, I see the comments saying we're on the iTunes homepage but I didn't know we were in the newsletter as well!!

    oh man!

  • F1Wolf17/03/2010 at 10:20

    I'll have to try and watch it somehow. I just saw the clip where they sing the Journey song and I just thought "cheese"!

    talking about Journey... I remember few years back their current singer singing in bars over here, wherever their band could get a job. then one day I found out he got call from Journey to join the band ... kind of Cinderella story :-)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 10:22

    I'll have to try and watch it somehow. I just saw the clip where they sing the Journey song and I just thought "cheese"!

    talking about Journey... I remember few years back their current singer singing in bars over here, wherever their band could get a job. then one day I found out he got call from Journey to join the band ... kind of Cinderella story :-)

    Isn't that the plot to a film or something?

  • F1Wolf17/03/2010 at 10:24

    Isn't that the plot to a film or something?

    nope, real life...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89_2UivtEhs

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 10:24

    What have I done wrong now? :(

    I think he was kidding, TBH. :)

    Oh ok! :D

    What on earth gave you that impression?

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 10:25

    Do we know who Jennie Gow is? She's replacing Ms Perry on the Moto whatsit doo-dah.

    http://www.bbc...march/17/motogp.shtml

    WHAT? Pezza was the ONLY reason I watched MotoGP.... :(

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 10:27

    Isn't that the plot to a film or something?

    nope, real life...

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=89_2UivtEhs

    It was a film too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Star_(film)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 10:28

    Do we know who Jennie Gow is? She's replacing Ms Perry on the Moto whatsit doo-dah.

    http://www.bbc...march/17/motogp.shtml

    WHAT? Pezza was the ONLY reason I watched MotoGP.... :(

    Then switch to Eurosport UK who have Toby Moody (who is mental)!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 10:29

    Hullo everyone

  • paul17/03/2010 at 10:32

    Why is Lost getting more confusing? I thought this was meant to be the last season

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:33

    Why is Lost getting more confusing? I thought this was meant to be the last season

    If you're talking about this week's... say nothing! We won't get to see it till Saturday.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 10:34

    If you're talking about this week's... say nothing! We won't get to see it till Saturday.

    Oops, sorry. Thought we were behind you

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:36

    Oops, sorry. Thought we were behind you

    I can't keep up with how it works and who gets to see what when, but I do know that the few days between the final episode airing and when we get to see it are going to be a nightmare.

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 10:43

    I can't keep up with how it works and who gets to see what when, but I do know that the few days between the final episode airing and when we get to see it are going to be a nightmare.

    I gave up with Lost when Sky bought the rights to show it in the UK. Smegged if I'm catching up with it now....

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 10:43

    I gave up with Lost when Sky bought the rights to show it in the UK. Smegged if I'm catching up with it now....

    Yea, that was a bit of a nightmare.

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 10:44

    Oh my gods.... Radio 2 are playing War of the Worlds - Thunder Child!!!

    *dances with the dog*

  • paul17/03/2010 at 10:44

    Oh my gods.... Radio 2 are playing War of the Worlds - Thunder Child!!!

    :D memories

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 10:56

    My lecturer has uploaded his notes regarding using Ajax for a project we're working on. It's amazing how times he's included references to Flash Gordon.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 11:01

    MFC ping: http://mediafuturechange.com/2010/03/17/compare-my-radio/

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:08

    MFC ping: http://mediafu.../17/compare-my-radio/

    Ooh, interesting. No prizes for guessing what I instantly searched for.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:10

    MFC ping: http://mediafu.../17/compare-my-radio/

    Ooh, interesting. No prizes for guessing what I instantly searched for.

    Obviously the Backstreet Boys ;)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:13

    Obviously the Backstreet Boys ;)

    Gavin! That is just an awful accusation!

    ...it was N-Sync. :P

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:13

    Obviously the Backstreet Boys ;)

    Gavin! That is just an awful accusation!

    ...it was N-Sync. :P

    Who was it here that secretly likes Hanna Montana?

  • me17/03/2010 at 11:14

    Who was it here that secretly likes Hanna Montana?

    rg

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:14

    Who was it here that secretly likes Hanna Montana?

    RG!

    #sorryRG

  • me17/03/2010 at 11:14

    rg

    i mean... no-one?

  • me17/03/2010 at 11:15

    amy may have found the entrance: http://twitpic.com/193w1h

    (ahh, just like the old days)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:15

    Who was it here that secretly likes Hanna Montana?

    rg

    Well I must admit I downloaded that Cheryl Cole song the other day - but only because the BBC used it for the Olympics... honest! ;)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 11:16

    amy may have found the entrance: http://twitpic.com/193w1h

    :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:17

    Well I must admit I downloaded that Cheryl Cole song the other day - but only because the BBC used it for the Olympics... honest! ;)

    someone told me the lyrics to a cheryl cole the other day, something to do with parachutes and I laughed at it because I thought they were taking the mickey

    I was extremely surprised to find out those were actually the lyrics

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 11:19

    What kind of phone did you get Amy? If not some kind of smart phone (ok, I really mean iPhone), why not?

    the model up from my current, I had a nokia 6210 I think the new one is 6710. I borrowed an iPhone today to log into my internet banking and it took me about 20 minutes to type my password in. And that is the why not, I can't stand touch screen text entry.

    Did I read that you got a new iPod recently? Is it the Touch?

    you did, but it's a 120gb classic. I need mucho space.

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 11:19

    i mean... no-one?

    Forget the shovel, you need a ladder for that great big crater you just dug yourself!!!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:21

    the model up from my current, I had a nokia 6210 I think the new one is 6710. I borrowed an iPhone today to log into my internet banking and it took me about 20 minutes to type my password in. And that is the why not, I can't stand touch screen text entry.

    Get a CrackBerry then?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:21

    Well I must admit I downloaded that Cheryl Cole song the other day - but only because the BBC used it for the Olympics... honest! ;)

    someone told me the lyrics to a cheryl cole the other day, something to do with parachutes and I laughed at it because I thought they were taking the mickey

    I was extremely surprised to find out those were actually the lyrics

    Well I don't think lyrics are her strong point TBH ;)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:22

    Well I don't think lyrics are her strong point TBH ;)

    :)

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 11:24

    Ah, time for me to do some work. Fixing people's cock-ups*.

    *censored, some people are so incredibly stupid it makes me wanna swear. Lots.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 11:25

    Get a CrackBerry then?

    but I like my current phone :( (aside from the broken camera)

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 11:25

    Laters.

    I return to sanity later this evening with some online racing. Hopefully I can go better than 5 laps this time. :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:32

    Laters.

    Byee

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 11:32

    Morning :)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:36

    Morning :)

    Hi alison, how are you?

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:36

    Morning :)

    Just about.

    Evening. :D

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:37

    Laters.

    I return to sanity later this evening with some online racing. Hopefully I can go better than 5 laps this time. :D

    See ya

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 11:38

    Just about.

    :(

    I'm good thanks. I'm supposed to be tidying up my tip of a house but....

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 11:39

    i found the doohickey has a magnetic draw far greater than gravity or the LHC.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 11:39

    Morning :)

    a hoy hoy

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:39

    I'm good thanks. I'm supposed to be tidying up my tip of a house but....

    ...buuut? :D

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:39

    i found the doohickey has a magnetic draw far greater than gravity or the LHC.

    Yup! We figured that out a loooooong time ago. :D It's usually a life-changing discovery.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:40

    a hoy hoy

    shiver me timbers? ;)

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 11:45

    but i've always been a fan of the true pole position. that was where people like senna and schumacher weaved their magic. i guess cars are so good now that cars that are good on saturday are always good on sunday as well. this wasn't always the case previously. is there a way to change it? {Comment #143}

    Lengthen the races a lot (with or without refuelling). If the cars had to do 50% more distance, then the difference between a well-adapted and badly-adapted car would be more noticeable.

    Take away the front wing flap adjustment so that understeer becomes more of a problem in the race.

    Remove the two-compound rule, then drivers and teams would have more flexibility regarding pit strategy.

    Basically anything that makes the challenge of qualifying more radically different from the challenge of the race should help - though ultimately a non-refuelling race is dependent on people being prepared to take risks and circuits where taking risks pays off.

    Alternatively the joke of randomly turning on water sprinklers during the race could help, if rather artificially.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:48

    Lengthen the races a lot (with or without refuelling). If the cars had to do 50% more distance, then the difference between a well-adapted and badly-adapted car would be more noticeable.

    This is a risky proposition, at best. The current flow of opinion is to shorten races rather than lengthen them.

    Take away the front wing flap adjustment so that understeer becomes more of a problem in the race.

    Agreed on this one. And I think this will be binned for 2011.

    Remove the two-compound rule, then drivers and teams would have more flexibility regarding pit strategy.

    Bernie seems to be going in this direction as well, and I agree.

    Basically anything that makes the challenge of qualifying more radically different from the challenge of the race should help - though ultimately a non-refuelling race is dependent on people being prepared to take risks and circuits where taking risks pays off.

    Alternatively the joke of randomly turning on water sprinklers during the race could help, if rather artificially.

    Somehow, I think this may have been seriously discussed in the paddock at least once, no matter how insane that sounds.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 11:49

    I like being as important as Lady Gaga and Beyonce. {Comment #216}

    Congratulations :D

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 11:50

    NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:50

    Take away the front wing flap adjustment so that understeer becomes more of a problem in the race.

    Agreed on this one. And I think this will be binned for 2011.

    I disagree. For years the teams have said that moveable aerodynamics are part of the solution - at the moment the rules are too restrictive. I say totally free it up!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:52

    I disagree. For years the teams have said that moveable aerodynamics are part of the solution - at the moment the rules are too restrictive. I say totally free it up!

    i'm not so certain. my concern is if moveable aero optimizes it too much for teams. shouldn't they be having more difficulty rather than less?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 11:52

    I disagree. For years the teams have said that moveable aerodynamics are part of the solution - at the moment the rules are too restrictive. I say totally free it up!

    i'm not so certain. my concern is if moveable aero optimizes it too much for teams. shouldn't they be having more difficulty rather than less?

    They were complaining for years that they wanted to tweak the wings in dirty air - why not let them do it?

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:53

    They were complaining for years that they wanted to tweak the wings in dirty air - why not let them do it?

    but then does tweaking the wings also open the door to creating more dirty air? it's a tricky balance to find.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 11:54

    The current flow of opinion is to shorten races rather than lengthen them. {Comment #287}

    I think the "shortening" theory was based on keeping people's attention glued to the screen. I would have hoped it would be easier to do that if the racing was better (given the enduring popularity of the film format alongside TV shows). The racing should be better if the cars that are faster on Sunday aren't the ones that are faster on Saturday. Lengthening the races would exaggerate the difference between qualifying and racing, thus encouraging more differences, more overtaking and more stuff to grab people's attention.

    To me, shortening the race is almost an admission of defeat; "We can't get you lot to watch us at normal length, so here's a mini version so that you don't feel as if you're wasting so much time".

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 11:54

    the model up from my current, I had a nokia 6210 I think the new one is 6710. I borrowed an iPhone today to log into my internet banking and it took me about 20 minutes to type my password in. And that is the why not, I can't stand touch screen text entry.

    it took me a long time to convince Zoe but she loves her iPhone and admits she just needed some time with it. the key is to relax and just aim vaguely for the letter/number you want.

    we need to make a 128GB iPhone, don't we :)

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 11:56

    I disagree. For years the teams have said that moveable aerodynamics are part of the solution - at the moment the rules are too restrictive. I say totally free it up! {Comment #290}

    Static aero can be freed up and would probably benefit the sport if it was. Dynamic aero, particularly limited-use dynamic aero, ends up getting used as an in-race optimisation aid and ends up counteracting such things as non-refuelling and diverse potential stint lengths.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 11:56

    it took me a long time to convince Zoe but she loves her iPhone and admits she just needed some time with it. the key is to relax and just aim vaguely for the letter/number you want.

    There are certain things the iPhone does that I like, there are some apps that would be mighty handy, but I'm still not ready to give up a phone I can text with one handed without looking (or pay $1000+ for the privilege) :D

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 11:57

    I think the "shortening" theory was based on keeping people's attention glued to the screen. I would have hoped it would be easier to do that if the racing was better (given the enduring popularity of the film format alongside TV shows). The racing should be better if the cars that are faster on Sunday aren't the ones that are faster on Saturday. Lengthening the races would exaggerate the difference between qualifying and racing, thus encouraging more differences, more overtaking and more stuff to grab people's attention.

    NASCAR races for about 3 hours and has lots of overtaking. But usually, I just watch the start and the end. How is your proposal different from what NASCAR is doing now?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 11:57

    F1 2010 news - http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/107/1077840p1.html

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 11:57

    They were complaining for years that they wanted to tweak the wings in dirty air - why not let them do it? {Comment #292}

    Because it makes things harder for the car behind. Remember also that a wing tweakable in dirty air is also tweakable in clean air, and often more beneficial then (particularly to dial out under/oversteer).

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 11:59

    There are certain things the iPhone does that I like, there are some apps that would be mighty handy, but I'm still not ready to give up a phone I can text with one handed without looking (or pay $1000+ for the privilege) :D

    typing is so last year - it's all about voice recognition :P

    $1000?? you know people ;-)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:00

    $1000?? you know people ;-)

    If its more than $299 I don't want it :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:00

    F1 2010 news - http://uk.xbox...es/107/1077840p1.html

    Goodness me, the footage in the video ;looks fantastic. And it has lots of Ant!

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:03

    we need to make a 128GB iPhone, don't we :)

    first you need to make a ipod touch with camera, please. (GPS would be nice too)

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 12:03

    NASCAR races for about 3 hours and has lots of overtaking. But usually, I just watch the start and the end. How is your proposal different from what NASCAR is doing now? {Comment #298}

    Bacause F1 is never going to have NASCAR levels of overtaking. In essence, it has the opposite problem - NASCAR has so much action that anything within the first 2 1/2 hours can be considered meaningless (suggesting it is too long) whereas F1 has so little action that one can often assume that the order by the end of the first lap is the order at the end (suggesting it is too short). Of course, that theory applied to Bahrain would have proven incorrect, but by the time Vettel's spark plug went on strike, so would a lot of the viewers.

    A lot of this is continuation of an age-old debate about how to improve overtaking whose current version has been going on almost since I started watching the sport in 1993. Given what Steven Roy has said, the question's discussion in a different form actually pre-dates my following of the sport by some time.

    The other thing is that most of the action that did happen in Bahrain was missed or glossed over by the camera obsession with looking at anything but the action. Better footage direction would improve F1 excitement levels for TV viewers without changing anything whatsoever about the racing.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:04

    F1 2010 news - http://uk.xbox...es/107/1077840p1.html

    Goodness me, the footage in the video ;looks fantastic. And it has lots of Ant!

    Doesn't it? This game looks really immersive!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:05

    The other thing is that most of the action that did happen in Bahrain was missed or glossed over by the camera obsession with looking at anything but the action. Better footage direction would improve F1 excitement levels for TV viewers without changing anything whatsoever about the racing.

    Indeed. According to this link: http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=1482#p16544

    There were over 20 proper overtakes in Bahrain. How many did you see? I think I saw two...

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:08

    Indeed. According to this link: http://www.cli...=51&t=1482#p16544

    There were over 20 proper overtakes in Bahrain. How many did you see? I think I saw two...

    But then most of that can be attributed to Nico H, Adrian, and Robert as they played catchup with the rest of the field. Which should've been focused on, yes, but were those really equal fights?

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:10

    first you need to make a ipod touch with camera, please. (GPS would be nice too)

    just buy an iPhone? :-)

    Internet (almost) everywhere is still the most awesome thing ever.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:10

    Indeed. According to this link: http://www.cli...=51&t=1482#p16544

    There were over 20 proper overtakes in Bahrain. How many did you see? I think I saw two...

    But then most of that can be attributed to Nico H, Adrian, and Robert as they played catchup with the rest of the field. Which should've been focused on, yes, but were those really equal fights?

    I don't care - if there are overtaking moves I want to see them.

    In the IndyCar race there were heaps - admittedly most of them with the cars lower down the field. Still good to see though...

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:11

    F1 2010 news - http://uk.xbox...es/107/1077840p1.html

    I need this now!

    I just hope there is a mode to play without having to setup cars, I want to get to the racing as soon as possible :)

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:11

    If its more than $299 I don't want it :D

    I've seen them sell second hand for less than that. Admittedly, you want whatever we release next and that wont be that cheap :)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:11

    I don't care - if there are overtaking moves I want to see them.

    And I do agree. What I'm saying though, is, will there always be cars playing catch-up? In terms of overtaking, we can't just rely on that, can we?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:12

    F1 2010 news - http://uk.xbox...es/107/1077840p1.html

    I need this now!

    I just hope there is a mode to play without having to setup cars, I want to get to the racing as soon as possible :)

    That was something rFactor and the EA F1 games were really good at - if you wanted an easy setup there were 4 slider bars...

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:12

    I don't care - if there are overtaking moves I want to see them.

    And I do agree. What I'm saying though, is, will there always be cars playing catch-up? In terms of overtaking, we can't just rely on that, can we?

    I hope not.

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:13

    That was something rFactor and the EA F1 games were really good at - if you wanted an easy setup there were 4 slider bars...

    I hope there is something like that, the setups for F1:CE annoy me. Lucikly people have put them online so I can find them. Without I'm seveal seconds slower.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:14

    That was something rFactor and the EA F1 games were really good at - if you wanted an easy setup there were 4 slider bars...

    I hope there is something like that, the setups for F1:CE annoy me. Lucikly people have put them online so I can find them. Without I'm seveal seconds slower.

    I have been told with iRacing that the best thing to do is start with the base setup and learn it, because most of the cars are quite broad in that aspect...

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:14

    just buy an iPhone? :-)

    how is the battery life compared to the Ipod?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:15

    just buy an iPhone? :-)

    how is the battery life compared to the Ipod?

    Worse according to Alex. All my colleagues who have one are always charging the things at their desks too...

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:16

    I have been told with iRacing that the best thing to do is start with the base setup and learn it, because most of the cars are quite broad in that aspect...

    i can understand that. i just like to race ;)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:17

    Worse according to Alex. All my colleagues who have one are always charging the things at their desks too...

    the most common thing I hear at work these days is "Does anyone have an iPhone charger?"

  • Turkey Machine17/03/2010 at 12:18

    i am in the same dilemma kinda. ipod touch or iphone?

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:18

    My copy of the F1 2009 season review just arrived and it has 2 discs. anyone know whats on each disk?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:19

    I have been told with iRacing that the best thing to do is start with the base setup and learn it, because most of the cars are quite broad in that aspect...

    i can understand that. i just like to race ;)

    Same here. Lately I have only had enough time to jump in a car, practice for half an hour and then join a race.

    I'm the Karun Chandhok of iRacing ;)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:19

    My copy of the F1 2009 season review just arrived and it has 2 discs. anyone know whats on each disk?

    I'm gonna go with F1

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:19

    how is the battery life compared to the Ipod?

    depends what you do with it. battery life can be frustrating but I can get through a day quite easily now by turning off 3G when im not actually using it on the internet

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:20

    I'm gonna go with F1

    :D

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:20

    the most common thing I hear at work these days is "Does anyone have an iPhone charger?"

    then no thank. My phone keeps for a week and my current mp3 player for 30 play hours. I can't be trusted with charging things.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:20

    My copy of the F1 2009 season review just arrived and it has 2 discs. anyone know whats on each disk?

    The second disk contains an extended version of "Cooking With Heikki" :D

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:20

    My copy of the F1 2009 season review just arrived and it has 2 discs. anyone know whats on each disk?

    Disc 1 has Bahrain to Britain plus special features.

    Disc 2 has Germany to Abu Dhabi.

    Both discs have bonus content from each race that's on the disc.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:20

    The second disk contains an extended version of "Cooking With Heikki" :D

    HA-HA. :P

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:21

    Worse according to Alex. All my colleagues who have one are always charging the things at their desks too...

    Really? It depends on how you use it. Usually, I only charge every other night - or less.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:21

    The second disk contains an extended version of "Cooking With Heikki" :D

    the best thing ITV ever did.

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:21

    My copy of the F1 2009 season review just arrived and it has 2 discs. anyone know whats on each disk?

    Disc 1 has Bahrain to Britain plus special features.

    Disc 2 has Germany to Abu Dhabi.

    Both discs have bonus content from each race that's on the disc.

    ah thats cool. better than previous years :D

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:21

    ah thats cool. better than previous years :D

    indeed. best DVD yet, i reckon.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:21

    Worse according to Alex. All my colleagues who have one are always charging the things at their desks too...

    Really? It depends on how you use it. Usually, I only charge every other night - or less.

    It does - but what fun is a phone like that if you don't use the features just to save the battery?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:22

    ah thats cool. better than previous years :D

    indeed. best DVD yet, i reckon.

    Still haven't seen 2008 - had it for a year now...

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:23

    It does - but what fun is a phone like that if you don't use the features just to save the battery?

    i DO use it pretty often. not sure if it's as often as the others, but i do love my games (plants vs. zombies!!!) and my mobile surfing, both of which i know normally take up a lot of battery.

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:23

    Still haven't seen 2008 - had it for a year now...

    I refuse to buy 2008.

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:23

    then no thank. My phone keeps for a week and my current mp3 player for 30 play hours. I can't be trusted with charging things.

    you get used to charging it every night fairly quickly.

    having said that, i know people who take the odd phone call and send the odd text who charge twice a week

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:23

    Still haven't seen 2008 - had it for a year now...

    i usually watch DVD highlights of previous years as my buildup to a race. makes for good viewing - for me, anyway. :)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:24

    It does - but what fun is a phone like that if you don't use the features just to save the battery?

    i DO use it pretty often. not sure if it's as often as the others, but i do love my games (plants vs. zombies!!!) and my mobile surfing, both of which i know normally take up a lot of battery.

    Seems like on the iPod Touch as soon as you turn on the screen it eats battery. if you listen to MP3's with the screen off it lasts days!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:24

    Still haven't seen 2008 - had it for a year now...

    i usually watch DVD highlights of previous years as my buildup to a race. makes for good viewing - for me, anyway. :)

    Oooh nice!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:24

    Still haven't seen 2008 - had it for a year now...

    I refuse to buy 2008.

    I HAD to buy 2008 ;)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:25

    the Aus GP just posted "What are you doing tomorrow? Head down to Crown and check out the Legends of Sport Lunch! Want some hints on our special guests? They're coming ..."

    I want to know who is there! If there is an F1 Legend there I must go!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:25

    Seems like on the iPod Touch as soon as you turn on the screen it eats battery. if you listen to MP3's with the screen off it lasts days!

    Indeed. Surprisingly, taking long calls also doesn't take up a lot of battery as long as the screen is off. :)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:25

    the Aus GP just posted "What are you doing tomorrow? Head down to Crown and check out the Legends of Sport Lunch! Want some hints on our special guests? They're coming ..."

    I want to know who is there! If there is an F1 Legend there I must go!

    Who is they?!?!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:25

    Still haven't seen 2008 - had it for a year now...

    go to poundland! me and turkey machine found it for £1 there ;)

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:25

    I HAD to buy 2008 ;)

    hehe fair enough.

    I have 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2009. I suppose I should fill the gaps.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:26

    the Aus GP just posted "What are you doing tomorrow? Head down to Crown and check out the Legends of Sport Lunch! Want some hints on our special guests? They're coming ..."

    I want to know who is there! If there is an F1 Legend there I must go!

    I'll bet it's Alan Jones ;)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:27

    I have 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2009. I suppose I should fill the gaps.

    i have every DVD since 2000. i even signed up for ebay just to buy the super-rare 2001 DVD. :)

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:27

    It does - but what fun is a phone like that if you don't use the features just to save the battery?

    exactly! use it and charge it often - just like any other battery powered device. i know i'm biased but i don't hear people complaining about other devices.

    before you say it, there are plenty of external battery packs available. unlike removeable batteries, you dont have to turn your phone off to use them

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:27

    i DO use it pretty often. not sure if it's as often as the others, but i do love my games (plants vs. zombies!!!) and my mobile surfing, both of which i know normally take up a lot of battery.

    Plants vs Zombies ftw! :D

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:27

    I'll bet it's Alan Jones ;)

    Maybe Jack Brabham too?

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 12:27

    Unfortunately it's work time for me :(

    Have a fun day peoples....

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:28

    I have 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2009. I suppose I should fill the gaps.

    i have every DVD since 2000. i even signed up for ebay just to buy the super-rare 2001 DVD. :)

    Why is that one so rare?

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:28

    exactly! use it and charge it often - just like any other battery powered device. i know i'm biased but i don't hear people complaining about other devices.

    The G1 has always been a power hog.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:28

    It does - but what fun is a phone like that if you don't use the features just to save the battery?

    exactly! use it and charge it often - just like any other battery powered device. i know i'm biased but i don't hear people complaining about other devices.

    before you say it, there are plenty of external battery packs available. unlike removeable batteries, you dont have to turn your phone off to use them

    I agree totally with you there. Just have a charger at work and home, top it up when not using it ;)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:29

    I'll bet it's Alan Jones ;)

    its probably Webber, he is here for a week with nothing to do!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:29

    I'll bet it's Alan Jones ;)

    Maybe Jack Brabham too?

    Well he was supposed to be sick but he looked OK in Bahrain

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:29

    The G1 has always been a power hog.

    my phone was never a power hog until I dropped it in the sink. Now the battery only lasts about 6 hours :D

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:30

    I need a 2.5 external disk and of course it needs its own bag. Hm I wonder if I should get a new netbook bag too ... and maybe that ipod.

    Amazon is a very very dangerous place :(

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:30

    Why is that one so rare?

    Because you can only get it if you buy the special edition Formula One 2002 game by Sony Liverpool - which for some reason is nowhere to be found for regular sale anymore.

    The 2000 and 2001 DVDs were not from FOM per se. They were from Sony with permission from FOM. There is a gap year (2002) where there was no DVD review, only the VHS version.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:31

    Have a fun day peoples...

    Hope you have a good day, Alison. :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:31

    Amazon is a very very dangerous place :(

    amen!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:31

    The 2000 and 2001 DVDs were not from FOM per se. They were from Sony with permission from FOM. There is a gap year (2002) where there was no DVD review, only the VHS version.

    Note: the DVD and VHS reviews were different in both 00 and 01.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:32

    Have a fun day peoples...

    You too!

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:32

    exactly! use it and charge it often - just like any other battery powered device. i know i'm biased but i don't hear people complaining about other devices.

    eh? all smart phones drain batteries.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:32

    The 2000 and 2001 DVDs were not from FOM per se. They were from Sony with permission from FOM. There is a gap year (2002) where there was no DVD review, only the VHS version.

    Note: the DVD and VHS reviews were different in both 00 and 01.

    Ah OK.

    I am sure I could find the missing ones ;)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 12:33

    Where's my cake? We were promised cake!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:33

    I am sure I could find the missing ones ;)

    The 2000 DVD was sold separately, so it's readily available in most online stores. The 2001 DVD, however, was not. eBay is your friend.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:34

    now that I have decided breakfast rules, can I request a plug in next Wednesdays daily? :D

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:35

    I need a 2.5 external disk and of course it needs its own bag. Hm I wonder if I should get a new netbook bag too ... and maybe that ipod.

    iphone

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:37

    amen!

    My account is safe for now, I can't reach my Dad. I'm not allowed to buy electronics without talking to my Dad beforehand for at least 2h to compare prices, models, reviews, warranty times ...

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:37

    My account is safe for now, I can't reach my Dad. I'm not allowed to buy electronics without talking to my Dad beforehand for at least 2h to compare prices, models, reviews, warranty times ...

    my problem is now that I have a computer at work with (mostly) unrestricted internet, I didn't even have to wait until I got home to buy the iPod last week or the phone this week! #byebyespamoney

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:38

    My account is safe for now, I can't reach my Dad. I'm not allowed to buy electronics without talking to my Dad beforehand for at least 2h to compare prices, models, reviews, warranty times ...

    but what if your Dad isn't as biased about Apple products as me? *does not compute*

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:38

    now that I have decided breakfast rules, can I request a plug in next Wednesdays daily? :D

    Of course you can. Erm... for what? I think I might have missed it.

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:38

    but what if your Dad isn't as biased about Apple products as me? *does not compute*

    if you're comparing prices, you're not buying apple.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:38

    my problem is now that I have a computer at work with (mostly) unrestricted internet, I didn't even have to wait until I got home to buy the iPod last week or the phone this week! #byebyespamoney

    you better get that promotion, then. ;)

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:38

    my problem is now that I have a computer at work with (mostly) unrestricted internet, I didn't even have to wait until I got home to buy the iPod last week or the phone this week! #byebyespamoney

    better job = bigger credit card limit = who needs to save :P

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:38

    iphone

    But I don*t want a phone. I already have a phone. I like my phone. It makes calls and sends massages. It's perfect.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:39

    Of course you can. Erm... for what? I think I might have missed it.

    I have decided I am going to go to a specific place each day of the F1 event for breakfast before I head to the track and have extended an open SPC invitation to anyone who wants to come along :D

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:39

    I have decided I am going to go to a specific place each day of the F1 event for breakfast before I head to the track and have extended an open SPC invitation to anyone who wants to come along :D

    Oooh, fabulous!

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:39

    you better get that promotion, then. ;)

    I was half eavesdropping today and it sounds like the guy I need to leave so I can steal his job might just be leaving. Fingers crossed :D

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:39

    But I don*t want a phone. I already have a phone. I like my phone. It makes calls and sends massages. It's perfect.

    lies! :P

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:40

    I have decided I am going to go to a specific place each day of the F1 event for breakfast before I head to the track and have extended an open SPC invitation to anyone who wants to come along :D

    Oooh, fabulous!

    wow.

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:40

    if you're comparing prices, you're not buying apple.

    not so much with the iPhone from the limited research i have done

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:40

    but what if your Dad isn't as biased about Apple products as me? *does not compute*

    He hates them. He is a medion kind of guy :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:40

    Oooh, fabulous!

    I feel ripped off though because they told me they have a website where I could link to the menu, but they don't, only their pizza restaurant two doors up the road has a website.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:40

    I was half eavesdropping today and it sounds like the guy I need to leave so I can steal his job might just be leaving. Fingers crossed :D

    Half-eavesdropping... Yeees. :P

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:41

    He hates them. He is a medion kind of guy :)

    Sutil fan, then? ;)

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:42

    He hates them. He is a medion kind of guy :)

    so is my mate. his wife and kids want something that just works - they understand value for money ;-)

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:43

    I feel ripped off though because they told me they have a website where I could link to the menu, but they don't, only their pizza restaurant two doors up the road has a website.

    they are two doors down from the internet savvy place - im sure thats how they got their name

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:43

    Half-eavesdropping... Yeees. :P

    I also found out that two supervisors from our sister company on the floor above us might be in the running for it as well though :(

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:43

    I have decided I am going to go to a specific place each day of the F1 event for breakfast before I head to the track and have extended an open SPC invitation to anyone who wants to come along :D

    I shall jump on the train from south Wales to New south Wales!

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:44

    they are two doors down from the internet savvy place - im sure thats how they got their name

    heheh, its more they owned the pizza place first, and when the place two doors down came up for sale they bought it :D

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:45

    I shall jump on the train from south Wales to New south Wales!

    and fly down to Victoria with me?

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:45

    heheh, its more they owned the pizza place first, and when the place two doors down came up for sale they bought it :D

    this is as close to a website as I can find :(

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:46

    and fly down to Victoria with me?

    I thought it was Amy we were meeting? ;)

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:46

    have we linked to tedNEWS? he says the RBR couldn't have only had sparkplug issues: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8572060.stm

    RBR trying to cover up a newey flaw?

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:47

    if you're comparing prices, you're not buying apple.

    actually i have a very dumb question about that. Does it matter in which country I buy it?

    I mean does apple have a little sensor in its product that tells them that I live in Finland but bought the ipod in Germany, where it is €30 cheaper, and make it explode? #IDon'treallythinkthat...wellmaybealittlebit

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:49

    have we linked to tedNEWS? he says the RBR couldn't have only had sparkplug issues: http://news.bb...rmula_one/8572060.stm

    this is intresting:

    I understand McLaren have kept their fuel rigs in serviceable condition in storage at the factory, so sure are they that refuelling will be brought back next season.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:50

    RBR trying to cover up a newey flaw?

    I reckon so. A few times over the previous weekend we saw the Red Bull with problems...

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:50

    I thought it was Amy we were meeting? ;)

    more the merrier ;-)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:51

    more the merrier ;-)

    I think Victoria has long since departed this planet ;)

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:51

    this is intresting:

    it's a brilliant post!

    "Renault's fuel efficiency would have given Red Bull a 9.8-second advantage on Ferrari over the whole race distance.

    "No wonder eventual winner Fernando Alonso was waiting until the last 10 laps to mount an attack. At any other stage of the race, it would not have been a fair fight, as Vettel would have been significantly lighter on fuel."

    ted = awesome. it's like watching a whole other sport when ted gives you information.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 12:51

    I only just checked how much an iphone costs. Jeremy are you mad?!?!?!??

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 12:52

    ted = awesome. it's like watching a whole other sport when ted gives you information.

    I want to invite Ted to breakfast.

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:52

    actually i have a very dumb question about that. Does it matter in which country I buy it?

    I mean does apple have a little sensor in its product that tells them that I live in Finland but bought the ipod in Germany, where it is €30 cheaper, and make it explode? #IDon'treallythinkthat...wellmaybealittlebit

    i think the warranty is international, but it pays to check with a local shop.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:52

    ted = awesome. it's like watching a whole other sport when ted gives you information.

    has ted ever led us astray? :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:52

    ted = awesome. it's like watching a whole other sport when ted gives you information.

    I can't believe he doesn't have a fully fledged blog on the BBCF1 site.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:52

    has ted ever led us astray? :D

    apparently Legard thinks so, questioning him on sunday...

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:52

    ted = awesome. it's like watching a whole other sport when ted gives you information.

    Does Ted have the power to actually make it a whole other sport? ;)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:52

    apparently Legard thinks so, questioning him on sunday...

    how dare he!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 12:53

    I can't believe he doesn't have a fully fledged blog on the BBCF1 site.

    he did outlast the mole, though. :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:54

    Does Ted have the power to actually make it a whole other sport? ;)

    he might well do!

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 12:54

    I only just checked how much an iphone costs. Jeremy are you mad?!?!?!??

    split it over 24 months? (most phone contracts in Aust are like this)

    data isn't cheap in most countries but if it means you can get rid of your netbook and 3G dongle modem (if you have one) then it's not too bad.

    I want my iPad now please :)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:55

    Is it Sebring this weekend? Boo for Franck not being in it.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:55

    Saw the video earlier but just noticed the new f1 2010 screenshots...

    wooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww!

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:55

    Is it Sebring this weekend? Boo for Franck not being in it.

    it is, we'll probably need a thread.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:56

    it is, we'll probably need a thread.

    I ain't watching in protest.

  • James17/03/2010 at 12:56

    apparently Legard thinks so, questioning him on sunday...

    he was wrong that time though :P

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:57

    I ain't watching in protest.

    #needsmoreFranck

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 12:57

    he was wrong that time though :P

    ted Kravitz is never wrong, it's reality that's wrong ;)

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:57

    I ain't watching in protest.

    well no, me neither, but people will talk about it and you'll be able to hide in the daily :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 12:58

    wooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww!

    that is rather impressive.

    *throws wii game in bin*

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 12:59

    well no, me neither, but people will talk about it and you'll be able to hide in the daily :)

    Ah, good thinking. I might pop up with a #needsmoreFranck every hour or something, just so he isn't forgotten.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 13:00

    *throws wii game in bin*

    Yea, I was upset at the Wii game that I couldn't crash into Jarno Trulli and have him start a fight with me on the side of Interlagos.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:00

    Yea, I was upset at the Wii game that I couldn't crash into Jarno Trulli and have him start a fight with me on the side of Interlagos.

    :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:00

    I ain't watching in protest.

    I'll join that protest (I just wanted an excuse to not join in)

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 13:01

    Needs to sleep now. Bye all :)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:01

    Needs to sleep now. Bye all :)

    Night Jeremy

  • James17/03/2010 at 13:04

    Saw the video earlier but just noticed the new f1 2010 screenshots...

    wooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww!

    which consoles is the game coming to?

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:04

    Needs to sleep now. Bye all :)

    so much wiser than I, night!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 13:05

    which consoles is the game coming to?

    360 and PS3 from the looks of it. At first I heard only PS3, but that link is from a 360 site.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:05

    which consoles is the game coming to?

    X360, PC and PS3

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:08

    He hates them. He is a medion kind of guy :)

    Sutil fan, then? ;)

    Sounds like a Euphemism to me!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 13:08

    X360, PC and PS3

    PC too? Hmm, assuming it's nothing like GRiD or like the Wii game (where I cant even wreck the car, the best can do is make my front wing fall off), I may check it out.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:08

    I have decided I am going to go to a specific place each day of the F1 event for breakfast before I head to the track and have extended an open SPC invitation to anyone who wants to come along :D

    I shall jump on the train from south Wales to New south Wales!

    It'd be quicker to start digging!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:09

    It'd be quicker to start digging!

    But then I will end up in new Zealand, apparently! :D

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:10

    have we linked to tedNEWS? he says the RBR couldn't have only had sparkplug issues: http://news.bb...rmula_one/8572060.stm

    RBR trying to cover up a newey flaw?

    Fast but fragile. he's like new Lotus.

    FTA:

    Williams technical director Sam Michael confirmed the Renault as best in this area, followed by Mercedes and Cosworth, with Ferrari the thirstiest. That means the Red Bulls started the race with 10kg less fuel than the Ferraris.

    Do you think he reads my blog? ;)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:10

    But then I will end up in new Zealand, apparently! :D

    you could hide in my parents luggage? they don't arrive for 34 days though (yes I am counting, I am excited!)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:11

    you could hide in my parents luggage? they don't arrive for 34 days though (yes I am counting, I am excited!)

    I'll email Bernie and ask if he can hold off f1 till then, I'm sure he'll be ok with it

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:12

    this is intresting:

    it's a brilliant post!

    "Renault's fuel efficiency would have given Red Bull a 9.8-second advantage on Ferrari over the whole race distance.

    "No wonder eventual winner Fernando Alonso was waiting until the last 10 laps to mount an attack. At any other stage of the race, it would not have been a fair fight, as Vettel would have been significantly lighter on fuel."

    ted = awesome. it's like watching a whole other sport when ted gives you information.

    It is a very good post.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:12

    I only just checked how much an iphone costs. Jeremy are you mad?!?!?!??

    Hence why I have an iTouch...

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:12

    Do you think he reads my blog? ;)

    sam michael... ooh maybe.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 13:12

    But then most of that can be attributed to Nico H, Adrian, and Robert as they played catchup with the rest of the field. Which should've been focused on, yes, but were those really equal fights? {Comment #208}

    No, but then a lot of overtaking battles are unequal fights and they were all doing overtaking through driver-related mishaps in the race (as opposed to, say, out-of-position qualifying or penalties). Also, a lot of overtaking can be attributed to the Lotuses and Virgins, which were having quite the ding-dong battle in the early stages before the Virgins lost by default.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:12

    it is, we'll probably need a thread.

    I ain't watching in protest.

    me neither. No Audi's!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:14

    Saw the video earlier but just noticed the new f1 2010 screenshots...

    wooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww!

    JUST RELEASE IT WITH THE 2009 CARS!!!

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 13:14

    the most common thing I hear at work these days is "Does anyone have an iPhone charger?" {Comment #314}

    Why don't these people bring iPhone chargers to work? It's not exactly an unforeseeable eventuality...

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:14

    I'll email Bernie and ask if he can hold off f1 till then, I'm sure he'll be ok with it

    awesome, I will see you at breakfast! (I am thinking two days of eggs, two days of pancakes?)

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:17

    JUST RELEASE IT WITH THE 2009 CARS!!!

    i thought the did that with gt5, and you've spent the best part of a year complaining about it?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:22

    I'm wondering how much Crofty and Ant are gonna be used for the game. Obviously ant is the guy whispering in the dev's ears how the cars feel and the physics, but it would be totally cool to have them both as commentators for the game.

    May do a bit of blogging when I get home and further analysis of the first video they've produced of the game

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:23

    JUST RELEASE IT WITH THE 2009 CARS!!!

    i thought the did that with gt5, and you've spent the best part of a year complaining about it?

    What? I don't even have a Playstation?

    I just think that with all the work done to make those cars 2009 spec it would be a terrible waste to throw them in the bin!

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:23

    I'm wondering how much Crofty and Ant are gonna be used for the game. Obviously ant is the guy whispering in the dev's ears how the cars feel and the physics, but it would be totally cool to have them both as commentators for the game.

    hadn't made that connection.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 13:23

    I have 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2009. I suppose I should fill the gaps. {Comment #249}

    I have 2003 and 2008 (two copies - long story). To be honest, I don't feel any burning desire to get more.

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:24

    What? I don't even have a Playstation?

    maybe it wasn't you. weren't you miffed the gt5 still hasn't been released and that the prologue was just a bunch of temporary cars?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:24

    hadn't made that connection.

    Crofty seems quite heavily involved with it too based on Twitter and the promotion for the Wii game last year so it'd make sense. Fingers crossed :)

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 13:25

    I just think that with all the work done to make those cars 2009 spec it would be a terrible waste to throw them in the bin!

    I agree, even though I'd rather have the 2010 Ferrari. Anything to keep refueling in the game.

    They need to fix pit stops too. The Wii game has 11-17 sec pitstops.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:31

    *headdesk*

    I said earlier how my lecturer included references to flash gordon several times in his notes for Ajax... have just emailed him and even the reply included a flash gordon reference!! The man is obsessed!

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:32

    I said earlier how my lecturer included references to flash gordon several times in his notes for Ajax... have just emailed him and even the reply included a flash gordon reference!! The man is obsessed!

    how do you reference flash gordon on ajax?

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:32

    I said earlier how my lecturer included references to flash gordon several times in his notes for Ajax... have just emailed him and even the reply included a flash gordon reference!! The man is obsessed!

    flash! ahhhh!

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:34

    Heikki is such a nerd, he is excited about jetpacks.

    I would just like to remind you he was my favourite before he became all cool and #MFC :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 13:34

    how do you reference flash gordon on ajax?

    I don't know! This was his reply to me...

    Yeah, use what I've reccomeneded for your group. Ajax will be far more useful for the marking criteria. Just don't start shouting "launch war rocket AJAX!" like on Flash Gordon, well you could but I won't mark you for that

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:36

    What? I don't even have a Playstation?

    maybe it wasn't you. weren't you miffed the gt5 still hasn't been released and that the prologue was just a bunch of temporary cars?

    I'm miffed it's not been released for sure, because I played prologue and I was pretty impressed. It's getting a bit like Duke Nukem Forever...

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:37

    I would just like to remind you he was my favourite before he became all cool and #MFC :D

    i remember, just like i remember how quickly he was dropped in favour of mika ;)

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:37

    Yeah, use what I've reccomeneded for your group. Ajax will be far more useful for the marking criteria. Just don't start shouting "launch war rocket AJAX!" like on Flash Gordon, well you could but I won't mark you for that

    wft?

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:37

    wft?

    ooh, strange.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:38

    i remember, just like i remember how quickly he was dropped in favour of mika ;)

    MIKA. WHERE?

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 13:38

    I'm miffed it's not been released for sure, because I played prologue and I was pretty impressed. It's getting a bit like Duke Nukem Forever...

    Team Fortress II was like that too for quite some time. I also thought we'd never see Fallout 3.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 13:39

    3rd banana of the day...

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:41

    MIKA. WHERE?

    you should ask heikki to encourage mika tweets.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:42

    you should ask heikki to encourage mika tweets.

    I would die.

  • me17/03/2010 at 13:52

    http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/status/10622238555

    #sorryamy

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 13:53

    #sorryamy

    murdererrrrrr! (I secretly love it though)

  • Stuart C17/03/2010 at 14:28

    Afternoon all.

    Apparently it was handbags at dawn in the media centre this weekend. Heikki Kulta had been doing an 'exclusive' one-on-one interview with Martin Whitmarsh when he spotted another scribe hanging around with his dictaphone pointing in their direction. He warned the fellow off, but the guy didn't leave... and, later on, published the transcript on his own website, whence it was filched by the other Finnish media. Heikki was furious!

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 14:29

    Apparently it was handbags at dawn in the media centre this weekend. Heikki Kulta had been doing an 'exclusive' one-on-one interview with Martin Whitmarsh when he spotted another scribe hanging around with his dictaphone pointing in their direction. He warned the fellow off, but the guy didn't leave... and, later on, published the transcript on his own website, whence it was filched by the other Finnish media. Heikki was furious!

    Very naughty. Is there a way to regulate that, though? I don't think there is...

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 14:29

    MIKA. WHERE?

    I can be brown, I can be blue, I can be vi-o-l... oh... wait...

  • me17/03/2010 at 14:30

    He warned the fellow off, but the guy didn't leave... and, later on, published the transcript on his own website, whence it was filched by the other Finnish media. Heikki was furious!

    presumably that's not how to get a ahead in f1. isn't that a one way ticket to a cold shoulder?

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 14:31

    presumably that's not how to get a ahead in f1. isn't that a one way ticket to a cold shoulder?

    Or a clenched fist!

  • Stuart C17/03/2010 at 14:33

    isn't that a one way ticket to a cold shoulder?

    Usually. Times are hard, nowadays, and it's getting a bit dog-eat-dog.

    In other news, I'll be in a conference call with (among others) DT on Friday. Shall I disrupt proceedings my doing the occasional GRRRRRR?

  • me17/03/2010 at 14:36

    In other news, I'll be in a conference call with (among others) DT on Friday. Shall I disrupt proceedings my doing the occasional GRRRRRR?

    hehe. ask him where he thinks liuzzi should've finished on sunday.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 14:37

    Lopez fights back!

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82200

  • me17/03/2010 at 14:38

    Lopez fights back!

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82200

    not naming names tho.

  • Stuart C17/03/2010 at 14:39

    ask him where he thinks liuzzi should've finished on sunday.

    Should we even need to ask? Grrrr!

    In other other news, I hear that DT visited the Macca factory a month or two back in conjunction with another project. It was during the snow, and his little Italian sportscar failed to get traction away from the security gate. So both he and his car were literally spinning their wheels in the snow. Imagine! GRRRR! Grrr! GRRRRRR!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/03/2010 at 14:39

    Hello :)

    Just seen the F1 2010 development diary. All I can say is - MY GOD! :D

    It's available to pre-order now as well. Right, that's it!

    *rushes to nearest website to do just that*

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 14:40

    I can be brown, I can be blue, I can be vi-o-l... oh... wait...

    :D

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 14:40

    He warned the fellow off, but the guy didn't leave... and, later on, published the transcript on his own website, whence it was filched by the other Finnish media. Heikki was furious!

    ohh that's where the interview came from. I read it on a German website, and I was wondering where the original came from because I couldn't find it in English and it was quite Finn-centric.

  • Ad17/03/2010 at 14:45

    A good way to enjoy F1 this year might be to discount the first and last races entirely. I for one shall be in front of the computer on Friday pretending Bahrain never happened !

  • me17/03/2010 at 14:46

    In other other news, I hear that DT visited the Macca factory a month or two back in conjunction with another project. It was during the snow, and his little Italian sportscar failed to get traction away from the security gate. So both he and his car were literally spinning their wheels in the snow. Imagine! GRRRR! Grrr! GRRRRRR!

    (hearts) DT :)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 14:46

    A good way to enjoy F1 this year might be to discount the first and last races entirely. I for one shall be in front of the computer on Friday pretending Bahrain never happened !

    Might be a good plan. It worked for Abu Dhabi last year :)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 14:46

    In other other news, I hear that DT visited the Macca factory a month or two back in conjunction with another project. It was during the snow, and his little Italian sportscar failed to get traction away from the security gate. So both he and his car were literally spinning their wheels in the snow. Imagine! GRRRR! Grrr! GRRRRRR!

    (hearts) DT :)

    Good thing McLaren didn't laugh at him for buying Italian. :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 14:46

    Might be a good plan. It worked for Abu Dhabi last year :)

    a 17 race calendar has a certain appeal.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 14:47

    Might be a good plan. It worked for Abu Dhabi last year :)

    I think Abu Dhabi will be tons better this year - because I think the titles will be clinched there. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss17/03/2010 at 14:48

    Ooh, just remembered - a guy in a Lotus Racing jacket dropped by the Orange shop, asking about mobile broadband. I asked for his name when doing a credit check on him and he said Tom Webb. For anyone who's signed up for the media section of the team's site, he's the guy that looks after it all! I gave my congratulations to the team getting both cars to the finish in Bahrain. :)

    I twigged he was part of the team before I knew his name because I know that Lotus Racing's clothing merchandise isn't out yet. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss17/03/2010 at 14:49

    *This was on Monday by the way :P

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 14:49

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/

    New header!

    Looks niiiice. :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 14:50

    Codemasters have modelled the entire paddock for F1 2010 - http://twitter.com/johnnyminkley/statuses/10624628308

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 14:50

    Looks niiiice. :D

    It does look nice!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 14:51

    Codemasters have modelled the entire paddock for F1 2010 - http://twitter.../statuses/10624628308

    Hopefully it has dynamic weather like F1: Championship Edition did. Storms can come and go and what not instead of having it rain the whole race.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/03/2010 at 14:52

    Hopefully it has dynamic weather like F1: Championship Edition did. Storms can come and go and what not instead of having it rain the whole race.

    According to Codemasters, it will do.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 14:52

    Hopefully it has dynamic weather like F1: Championship Edition did. Storms can come and go and what not instead of having it rain the whole race.

    From what I've read, it will. You'll get races like Malaysia where the straight could be soaked yet the back end of the circuit may not have the wet yet, which should be great ;)

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 14:53

    From what I've read, it will. You'll get races like Malaysia where the straight could be soaked yet the back end of the circuit may not have the wet yet, which should be great ;)

    That'd be awesome if they also trace where pockets of standing water collect. Nurburgring comes to mind with that problem heavily.

    Also, any word yet if they'll have Nurburging AND Hockenheim as the races rotate each year.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 14:54

    Hopefully it has dynamic weather like F1: Championship Edition did. Storms can come and go and what not instead of having it rain the whole race.

    F1 champ and F1 06 are the same game right? just for different platforms?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 14:54

    Also, any word yet if they'll have Nurburging AND Hockenheim as the races rotate each year.

    Ooh, good thinking...

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 14:54

    F1 champ and F1 06 are the same game right? just for different platforms?

    Pretty much, yep.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 14:55

    Pretty much, yep.

    i hear alot about F1 champ and googled it and i have f106 so now i know what they refer too!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/03/2010 at 14:55

    One thing which did kinda did concern me watching that development diary - on the onboard shots, instead of the hands moving smoothly, the wheel went from full lock to full lock when going through a chicane. Just like GRID and DiRT.

    But apparently, the guy who said in the video that they're tailoring the handling to a different audience compared to GRID and DiRT was the Quality and Assurance guy for Grand Prix 3, which at the time of it's release was very, very good. Still is!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 14:55

    i hear alot about F1 champ and googled it and i have f106 so now i know what they refer too!

    Yea, I still play it over the Wii release. Much better overall game.

  • tim17/03/2010 at 14:56

    hey Lukeh -

    I was thinking about the Bahrain Race and the lack of passing and how the role of the driver has changed. They seem to take orders from the pit wall to manage the car and apply the strategy developed on the wall and tuned in the factory then relayed to the driver, or is it now just operator?

    The paddle shifting makes missing a shift near impossible. The cars upshift for you if your late, they have rev limiters to care for the engine. The creep of technology into the cockpit has reduced the chance for the driver to make errors that create passing opportunities. Didn't Webber say words to the effect that he 'just followed gearboxes all day waiting for someone to make a mistake which world champions rarely do these days.'

    Mr Tilka has designed tracks that are safe enough to be insured so that the racing can proceed. Changing the tracks would be costly but what if Jean and Bernie pulled back some of the brilliant technology that F1 has developed and put more car control into the hands of the drivers. Perhaps this might create more on track, in cockpit, guy in your mirrors decision making. I hope for more small errors not ones that put you into the wall but a missed shift going up Eau Rouge, missing an apex and getting off the line to set up for the hill to the pit straight at Interlagos. Perhaps the driver may get a bit out of shape trying to defend the line and lose speed for the straight. More thinking and executing at speed.

    Doesn't that sound like better racing?

    Just a thought.

    What do you think? How do we get more passing?

    tim

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:03

    What do you think? How do we get more passing?

    tim

    I'm certainly not smart enough to know what F1 needs to improve the racing :) but I do think the cars are 'too perfect' if that makes sense. They're so heavily developed now and technology is so advanced for the teams that cars are too similar in the sense of their aerodynamics adding to the spectacle of the race. Whether that's to blame on the teams or on the FIA's ruling is another matter but for me it's the cars that are to fault. Tilke's tracks and the constantly similar and dull sections he adds to race tracks add to this though.

    I mean, it's all good that Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport but the definition of pinnacle is "the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development" - what we saw may have been motorsport developed at the highest degree but it certainly wasn't motorsport producing the highest degree of racing.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 15:11

    I'm certainly not smart enough to know what F1 needs to improve the racing :) but I do think the cars are 'too perfect' if that makes sense. They're so heavily developed now and technology is so advanced for the teams that cars are too similar in the sense of their aerodynamics adding to the spectacle of the race.

    I completely agree. Get rid of everything electronic aside from EFI. Manual shifting, clutch, etc.

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:17

    words from a microsoft blogger:

    "Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog is not only the best F1 blog I have read but one of the best blogs I have read. Period."

    http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2010/03/14/the-best-f1-blog-you-may-never-have-read.aspx

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:18

    words from a microsoft blogger:

    not everyday you show some love to microsoft people. :D

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:19

    words from a microsoft blogger:

    blimey :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:26

    not everyday you show some love to microsoft people. :D

    day job sometimes requires the use of microsoft stuff. plus IE9 looks brilliant. i just wish it were out now not next year.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:27

    day job sometimes requires the use of microsoft stuff. plus IE9 looks brilliant. i just wish it were out now not next year.

    i'm a microsoft guy too, but... now you're praising IE9?!

    who are you and what have you done with mr c? :P

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:28

    i'm a microsoft guy too, but... now you're praising IE9?!

    i mean, IE9 is great, it's just that it's so out of character for you to praise MS. :P

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:28

    i mean, IE9 is great, it's just that it's so out of character for you to praise MS. :P

    That's because most of what they do is rubbish!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:30

    That's because most of what they do is rubbish!

    I would say they make rather excellent consoles but... well...

    They do... but... they don't. ;)

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:30

    That's because most of what they do is rubbish!

    A lot, but I wouldn't say most. :) Windows XP and 7 are good. Bing isn't too shabby, either.

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:30

    i'm a microsoft guy too, but... now you're praising IE9?!

    i mean, IE9 is great, it's just that it's so out of character for you to praise MS. :P

    hehe. have you seen what they're proposing? http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/16/html5-hardware-accelerated-first-ie9-platform-preview-available-for-developers.aspx

    i'll take all of that please. the only issue is, by the time it hits the shelves it may be out of date again.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:32

    A lot, but I wouldn't say most. :) Windows XP and 7 are good.

    Ah, well, you got me there. I haven't been allowed near Windows 7 yet.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:32

    i'll take all of that please. the only issue is, by the time it hits the shelves it may be out of date again.

    Could be, but i think they'll get moving to release it on time - Firefox is getting too close for comfort.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:33

    Ah, well, you got me there. I haven't been allowed near Windows 7 yet.

    I'll have it permanently when I get a new lappy this year. But I testdrove the beta, and it was pretty darn good. :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:33

    Ah, well, you got me there. I haven't been allowed near Windows 7 yet.

    seeing as the vista machine died, and we still have to test against IE8, you may have to soon.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:34

    seeing as the vista machine died, and we still have to test against IE8, you may have to soon.

    Wooohooo, Sims machine!

    I mean... yea. Testing websites and that.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:34

    Wooohooo, Sims machine!

    I mean... yea. Testing websites and that.

    :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:35

    Wooohooo, Sims machine!

    lil'sweetheart

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:40

    how does one buy a windows laptop? surely not a trip to pc world?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 15:40

    how does one buy a windows laptop? surely not a trip to pc world?

    on the internet?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 15:41

    how does one buy a windows laptop? surely not a trip to pc world?

    on the internet?

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/

    ?

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:41

    how does one buy a windows laptop? surely not a trip to pc world?

    Please let's not go to PC World. They are hateful and condescending.

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:42

    on the internet?

    but where do you start? microsoft.com/uk/store doesn't do anything. i'm lost.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 15:43

    but where do you start? microsoft.com/uk/store doesn't do anything. i'm lost.

    there a question, do microsoft actually make computers? or just OS's and software?

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:43

    there a question, do microsoft actually make computers? or just OS's and software?

    xbox

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:43

    Please let's not go to PC World. They are hateful and condescending.

    My last trip resulted in the shop assistant explaining to me that a router I was looking wouldn't support Xbox's or Playstations because 'he didn't have a console mode', and directed me to one that was nearly £100 more expensive to much amusement :)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:43

    but where do you start? microsoft.com/uk/store doesn't do anything. i'm lost.

    This is the store: http://emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/?WT.mc_id=MSCOMUK_Homepage_Navigation_AllProducts_Homepage

    But I don't think it has actual machines.

  • Journeyer17/03/2010 at 15:44

    xbox

    yes, from a console perspective. but from a pc perspective, software only.

    anyhoo, gotta go to bed - wanna join the vivaf1 quiz tonight. see ya! :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:44

    anyhoo, gotta go to bed - wanna join the vivaf1 quiz tonight. see ya! :D

    laters.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:44

    anyhoo, gotta go to bed - wanna join the vivaf1 quiz tonight. see ya! :D

    See ya later Journeyer

    *revises ahead of quiz* ;)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:44

    This is the store: http://emea.mi..._AllProducts_Homepage

    It does have proper mice in, though, which is +1 for Microsoft :)

  • RG17/03/2010 at 15:44

    anyhoo, gotta go to bed - wanna join the vivaf1 quiz tonight. see ya! :D

    Blimey forgot about that, see ya.

    Hey everyone.

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:45

    It does have proper mice in, though, which is +1 for Microsoft :)

    :)

    what are the specs for the latest sims game?

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:45

    Hey everyone.

    chap.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:46

    My last trip resulted in the shop assistant explaining to me that a router I was looking wouldn't support Xbox's or Playstations because 'he didn't have a console mode', and directed me to one that was nearly £100 more expensive to much amusement :)

    Stoopid. This is one of my experiences: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2005/12/22/judgement/

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:46

    what are the specs for the latest sims game?

    http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 15:47

    Stoopid. This is one of my experiences: http://smarter...2005/12/22/judgement/

    Dare I ask what you bought?

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 15:47

    how does one buy a windows laptop? surely not a trip to pc world?

    amazon of course ;)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:47

    Dare I ask what you bought?

    You think I can remember 2005?

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:48

    http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq

    boo, a bootcamped mac mini won't cut it.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:48

    Stoopid. This is one of my experiences: http://smarter...2005/12/22/judgement/

    Oh my goodness!

    I think Lou must be the only person who has come out of PC world with a positive experience

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:48

    amazon of course ;)

    heh.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:48

    http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq

    Although I secretly want to just stick with the Sims 2 cos I love it.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:49

    Although I secretly want to just stick with the Sims 2 cos I love it.

    Same here :P

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 15:49

    #forchristine

    Just to let you know that some of the podcast links on STYA don't work.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:49

    Just to let you know that some of the podcast links on STYA don't work.

    It's very much a work in progress.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 15:50

    It's very much a work in progress.

    fair enough! i was browsing around and just thought i'd let you know in case you didnt, but you do, so all the words ive just written were a tad pointless.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:50

    fair enough! i was browsing around and just thought i'd let you know in case you didnt, but you do, so all the words ive just written were a tad pointless.

    Nope, thanks for letting me know. Always useful.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:51

    boo, a bootcamped mac mini won't cut it.

    How about this?

    http://thesims2.ea.com/help/detail.php?help_id=21

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:52
  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:52

    ha! easily.

    Problem solved!

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:52

    Problem solved!

    no sims 3 at all?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 15:53

    no sims 3 at all?

    Sims 2 is better

    #sorryWillWright

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:53

    no sims 3 at all?

    Well, since I started craving me some Sims (#blameLukeh), I want to play the University thing. Sims 3 is cool and all but... meh.

  • me17/03/2010 at 15:57

    Sims 2 is better

    #sorryWillWright

    madness. but ok.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 15:58

    madness. but ok.

    You know how, like, Tomb Raider is not so good now but the other ones are ace?

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:00

    You know how, like, Tomb Raider is not so good now but the other ones are ace?

    gotya.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:23

    ohh I now can haz html5 video thingies too.

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:24

    ohh I now can haz html5 video thingies too.

    hmmm?

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:26

    hmmm?

    I have to browser ff and midori. And with the lastest upgrade of Midori I can now watch those test videos than don't work in ff.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:26

    *two

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:28

    I have to browser ff and midori. And with the lastest upgrade of Midori I can now watch those test videos than don't work in ff.

    ahh cool. do these play the html5 versions, or flash versions:

    http://sidepodcast.com/video/

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:30

    ahh cool. do these play the html5 versions, or flash versions:

    if it doesn't have a swirly thing, does that mean it's html?

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:32

    if it doesn't have a swirly thing, does that mean it's html?

    i usually right-click when playing an check to see if the menu says "adobe flash player".

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:33

    i usually right-click when playing an check to see if the menu says "adobe flash player".

    nope none of that.

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:34

    nope none of that.

    w00t! these should all be html5 audio too: http://sidepodcast.com/category/podcasts/

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:36

    w00t! these should all be html5 audio too/

    yep, I can stop being grumpy about h.264 now.

    What was the other thing you mentioned a while ago? About the search or something.

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:37

    yep, I can stop being grumpy about h.264 now.

    yay.

    What was the other thing you mentioned a while ago? About the search or something.

    ummm....

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 16:40

    A lot more detail regarding the career mode in F1 2010, which is sounding quite fantastic: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/f1-2010s-career-mode-detailed

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:43

    What was the other thing you mentioned a while ago? About the search or something.

    oh wait, the funky search box in the top right?

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:44

    oh wait, the funky search box in the top right?

    YES! I vaguely remember there was something that didn't work in FF yet?

  • RG17/03/2010 at 16:45

    A lot more detail regarding the career mode in F1 2010, which is sounding quite fantastic: http://www.eur...-career-mode-detailed

    I want to play it, like, now.

  • me17/03/2010 at 16:46

    YES! I vaguely remember there was something that didn't work in FF yet?

    that's the one. in safari/chrome, it remembers recent searches and has an 'x' to clear previous searches. by default the text should say "search sidepodcast".

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 16:46

    I want to play it, like, now.

    I'm so totally not gonna just hang around in the Williams garage for my entire career.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 16:47

    A lot more detail regarding the career mode in F1 2010, which is sounding quite fantastic: http://www.eur...-career-mode-detailed

    Ah man, I cant wait to read that. It's too bad I'm at work...

  • RG17/03/2010 at 16:49

    I'm so totally not gonna just hang around in the Williams garage for my entire career.

    I may accidently start at Virgin

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 16:50

    I'd be happy to drive for Force India, seems that car is making a turn for the better.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 16:50

    I may accidently start at Virgin

    I like how someone on Twitter just recommended the game have a 'For Sure' option in the press conferences :D

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 16:51

    I like how someone on Twitter just recommended the game have a 'For Sure' option in the press conferences :D

    What about a "I was having a s$^@" option when Martin Brundle asks you where you were during his grid walk?

  • Dan Brunell17/03/2010 at 16:54

    A lot more detail regarding the career mode in F1 2010, which is sounding quite fantastic: http://www.eur...-career-mode-detailed

    All I can say is SWWEEEEETTTTTT!!!!!!!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 16:57

    What about a "I was having a s$^@" option when Martin Brundle asks you where you were during his grid walk?

    I just watched that clip again, I forgot that Martin replied to Kimi with, "I'm sure your car will be lighter then." Clever.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/03/2010 at 16:57

    A lot more detail regarding the career mode in F1 2010, which is sounding quite fantastic: http://www.eur...-career-mode-detailed

    AWE-SOME! :D

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 16:58

    that's the one. in safari/chrome, it remembers recent searches and has an 'x' to clear previous searches. by default the text should say "search sidepodcast".

    Midori has the last two although the x isn't quite an x, but it doesn't remember anything.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/screenshot-png

  • Dan Brunell17/03/2010 at 17:08

    Joe with his latest post just started to make me hyperventilate a little bit. The idea of Formula One coming to Portland International Raceway...

    To bad there is no way that it will ever... ever... ever... happen.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 17:33

    To bad there is no way that it will ever... ever... ever... happen.

    Luckily I have Canada to go to this year. I went to the last USGP and thought it might be the last I'd see until I move back to Europe.

  • me17/03/2010 at 17:48

    Midori has the last two although the x isn't quite an x, but it doesn't remember anything.

    http://drop.io.../asset/screenshot-png

    good stuff, i likes this browser :)

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 17:49

    Mr C another question: If I would put the torrent feed: http://feeds.sidepodcast.com/sidepodcast/torrent in a normal un-miro not torrent client, can I still download files or would there be an error message?

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 17:51

    good stuff, i likes this browser :)

    me too. It still has some small problems but it is perfect for when I got my Internet throttled and ff won't work anymore.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 17:51

    Anyone else think that this is raaather funny?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8571798.stm

  • me17/03/2010 at 17:51

    interesting tweet:

    What a coincidence that @gpupdate always translates Spanish quotes exactly as I do..

    http://twitter.com/EliGP/statuses/10620498535

  • me17/03/2010 at 17:52

    Mr C another question: If I would put the torrent feed: http://feeds.s...m/sidepodcast/torrent in a normal un-miro not torrent client, can I still download files or would there be an error message?

    i think you'll download the 1kb torrent file

  • me17/03/2010 at 17:55

    interesting tweet:

    What a coincidence that @gpupdate always translates Spanish quotes exactly as I do..

    http://twitter.../statuses/10620498535

    thus far, no response from @GregoryHainesF1

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:00

    i think you'll download the 1kb torrent file

    ohhh I tried it and it downloaded the audio file. I used gpodder, I've never tried that one before so I don't know what it can do. But unlike with miro there was no obvious torrenting going on.

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:01

    ohhh I tried it and it downloaded the audio file. I used gpodder, I've never tried that one before so I don't know what it can do. But unlike with miro there was no obvious torrenting going on.

    i have no idea how that works then :)

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 18:01

    thus far, no response from @GregoryHainesF1

    not that i want to stoke said fire, and i know nothing about this all, but @gregoryhainesf1 is from Barcelona, so that may have something to do with the translation? him being able to speak spanish et al?

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:09

    i have no idea how that works then :)

    Is the torrent feed better for you because if people would use it they would also seed the files or does that play no role and downloading through torrents is generally better for you?

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:11

    Evening everyone :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:13

    not that i want to stoke said fire, and i know nothing about this all, but @gregoryhainesf1 is from Barcelona, so that may have something to do with the translation? him being able to speak spanish et al?

    no clue, shall pay more attention from now on though :)

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:13

    I just added a comment to this interesting article to Scott Joslin's blog (tipped off by Mr C's tweet):

    F1 Debate: Bahrain Grand Prix – F1’s damp squid - http://bit.ly/b9bDWI

    Interesting article... Lots of great points.

    Otherly sorry to be the most annoying pedant ever... but it's a damp squib rather than a damp squid. Mostly with squid they want to stay damp or they die. However squibs are the little explosive thingamebobs they use in Hollywood to make it look like you've been shot. Damp squibs don't go off and are therefore disappointing.

    :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:14

    Is the torrent feed better for you because if people would use it they would also seed the files or does that play no role and downloading through torrents is generally better for you?

    the former. seeding reduces our bandwidth costs, if the server is the sole seeder, then they remain the same.

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:14

    I can't stop being pedantic... Although I have had to give up on the whole fewer thing on the internet. It's just too much.

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:14

    However squibs are the little explosive thingamebobs they use in Hollywood to make it look like you've been shot. Damp squibs don't go off and are therefore disappointing.

    ha. had no idea.

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:15

    I can't stop being pedantic... Although I have had to give up on the whole fewer thing on the internet. It's just too much.

    huh?

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 18:15

    I can't stop being pedantic... Although I have had to give up on the whole fewer thing on the internet. It's just too much.

    (hearts)

    Sadly I actually do have to go (back) to work now :(

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:16

    I just added a comment to this interesting article to Scott Joslin's blog (tipped off by Mr C's tweet):

    btw, i thought you ignored my "reading" tweets?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 18:17

    btw, i thought you ignored my "reading" tweets?

    i think he made an exception to be pendantic :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:17

    kathi, you may have found a bug in the torrent feed. just looking into it, but i don't think it's working.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:17

    the former. seeding reduces our bandwidth costs, if the server is the sole seeder, then they remain the same.

    OK. *deletes feed from gpodder and adds it back to torrentclient*

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:17

    i think he made an exception to be pendantic :D

    :) :)

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:17

    huh?

    People get mixed up between "less" and "fewer". It's my worst tic every time I hear it wrong it makes me cross in my head.

    Less is for things where you don't know the real number eg "there is less rice here than there was, Bassano has eaten some". Versus, "in this basket I have five items or fewer".

    Fewer goes with discrete things.

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:18

    i think he made an exception to be pendantic :D

    I did...

    I cannot tell a lie.

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:21

    For those following along from this morning the DR took a bad turn when all the users arrived and it turned out that Exchange wasn't syncing between sites as much as one might hope.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:22

    kathi, you may have found a bug in the torrent feed. just looking into it, but i don't think it's working.

    oh

  • Alex Andronov17/03/2010 at 18:23

    Less is for things where you don't know the real number eg "there is less rice here than there was, Bassano has eaten some". Versus, "in this basket I have five items or fewer".

    To make this even clearer... "There's less rice than there was", and "there's five fewer grains of rice", "There are fewer grains of rice than there was". Are all right.

    Lets not even get on to continuous and continual :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:25

    oh

    i buggered something up in feedburner, it was displaying the mp3 feed.

    could i get you to try it again? it should now torrent properly in torrentclient and download the torrent file in any other feedreader.

    thanks for spotting that!

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:26

    Lets not even get on to continuous and continual :)

    life must be very stressful for you :)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:34

    hello

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 18:37

    My life would be so much better if the McLaren website didn't keep jumping around every time I move the mouse an inch.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:37

    Evening all

    Hi Lou. Looks like you just beat me

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 18:39

    hello

    How's it going?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:39

    My life would be so much better if the McLaren website didn't keep jumping around every time I move the mouse an inch.

    I can't believe the mess they have made of it. The content this year is vastly better than they have ever had but it is a mess. I hate the top menu appearing and disappearing at random and I hate all those paragraphs with a plus sign at the end.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 18:39

    I can't believe the mess they have made of it. The content this year is vastly better than they have ever had but it is a mess. I hate the top menu appearing and disappearing at random and I hate all those paragraphs with a plus sign at the end.

    Exactly that.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:42

    could i get you to try it again? it should now torrent properly in torrentclient and download the torrent file in any other feedreader.

    yep gpodder downloads tiny files and tries to make me believe they are mp3s :)

    miro downloads fine but my torrent client has problems. It seem it knows what mp3 feeds are but not torrent feeds.

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:43

    miro downloads fine but my torrent client has problems. It seem it knows what mp3 feeds are but not torrent feeds.

    oh no!

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:43

    and just as I write that it finally works.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:43

    How's it going?

    Better than i was yesterday :) Which may have something to do with my lovely textiles teacher, awesome friends and the fact i actually slept yesterday. i get a day off this evening too before the musical starts tomorrow :) How are you Christine?

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:43

    Evening all

    hey

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:46

    hey

    Amy left a photo from Melbourne on dropio for you but dropio seems to have died

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 18:47

    Apparently it was handbags at dawn in the media centre this weekend. Heikki Kulta had been doing an 'exclusive' one-on-one interview with Martin Whitmarsh when he spotted another scribe hanging around with his dictaphone pointing in their direction. He warned the fellow off, but the guy didn't leave... and, later on, published the transcript on his own website, whence it was filched by the other Finnish media. Heikki was furious! {Comment #476}

    We need private interview rooms adjoining the main media bit, bookable in advance for a reasonable time slot, for stuff like this...

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:48

    I can't believe the mess they have made of it. The content this year is vastly better than they have ever had but it is a mess. I hate the top menu appearing and disappearing at random and I hate all those paragraphs with a plus sign at the end.

    http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/status/10633653799

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:50

    I can't believe the mess they have made of it. The content this year is vastly better than they have ever had but it is a mess. I hate the top menu appearing and disappearing at random and I hate all those paragraphs with a plus sign at the end.

    http://twitter...st/status/10633653799

    Nice and subtle. I like the approach

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 18:50

    a guy in a Lotus Racing jacket dropped by the Orange shop, asking about mobile broadband. I asked for his name when doing a credit check on him and he said Tom Webb. For anyone who's signed up for the media section of the team's site, he's the guy that looks after it all! I gave my congratulations to the team getting both cars to the finish in Bahrain. :) {Comment #495}

    Marvellous!

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 18:50

    How are you Christine?

    Same old, same old :)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:51

    Same old, same old :)

    :) still famous then? *runs away from being pushed* :P

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:53

    @Lou

    Amy's photo. It load really slowly

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc07492-medium-jpg

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:53

    :) still famous then? *runs away from being pushed* :P

    hehe. earlier today she was more popular than david mitchell but not quite as popular as rhod gilbert.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 18:53

    40 Minuted into The call with my Dad: The external disk that I'd chosen is cheaper in some other obscure place but atually not really very goos anyway. We are now on option 5 ... *sighs*

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:54

    hehe. earlier today she was more popular than david mitchell but not quite as popular as rhod gilbert.

    Clearly I have missed somthing

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:54

    40 Minuted into The call with my Dad: The external disk that I'd chosen is cheaper in some other obscure place but atually not really very goos anyway. We are now on option 5 ... *sighs*

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 18:55

    words from a microsoft blogger:

    "Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog is not only the best F1 blog I have read but one of the best blogs I have read. Period." {Comment #513}

    Wow! I have to say that Steve has good taste :) Maybe there should be an "Evening With Joe" at Seattle? ;)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 18:55

    hehe. earlier today she was more popular than david mitchell but not quite as popular as rhod gilbert.

    Hush it.

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:55

    Clearly I have missed somthing

    itunes? you were her last night... or had you gone to sleep? alison spotted christine was on the hompage.

    she now has the 14th most popular podcast in the uk, david mitchell is 13th.

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:56

    Hush it.

    damnit!

    #confidential

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:56

    Amy's photo. It load really slowly

    Brawn GP?? (hearts) Australia for being in 2009. Amy should go ask if they are gonna be needing it anymore..

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 18:57

    Wooohooo, Sims machine!

    I mean... yea. Testing websites and that. {Comment #527}

    Like your priorities :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 18:57

    she now has the 14th most popular podcast in the uk, david mitchell is 13th.

    ...and vastly more popular than that popular sports quiz show that we don't like to talk about, bearing no resemblance to sidepodpanel.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:57

    she now has the 14th most popular podcast in the uk, david mitchell is 13th.

    That is really good. Though why anyone would prefer David Mitchell I don't know

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 18:58

    Brawn GP?? (hearts) Australia for being in 2009. Amy should go ask if they are gonna be needing it anymore..

    She could bring it with her

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:59

    hehe. earlier today she was more popular than david mitchell but not quite as popular as rhod gilbert.

    *searches through comments to understand the comment*

    .....

    Oh my gosh! that's awesome!!

  • lou17/03/2010 at 18:59

    she now has the 14th most popular podcast in the uk, david mitchell is 13th.

    ...and vastly more popular than that popular sports quiz show that we don't like to talk about, bearing no resemblance to sidepodpanel.

    she really IS famous :)

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 19:00

    she really IS famous :)

    *big pushes*

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:00

    she really IS famous :)

    true story.

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:01

    ...and vastly more popular than that popular sports quiz show that we don't like to talk about, bearing no resemblance to sidepodpanel.

    Hello all, just checked iTunes, in the Sports and Recreation F1 Minute is No 2, only beaten by the Chequered Flag. How fantastic!

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:01

    *big pushes*

    heheheh!

    today i have learnt that f1 minute scales so much more effectively than sidepodcast, i propose that all debriefs from here on in are one minute in length.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:02

    Hello all, just checked iTunes, in the Sports and Recreation F1 Minute is No 2, only beaten by the Chequered Flag. How fantastic!

    how scary is it that the bcc are that popular though? they're not being plugged anywhere and are still dominating the charts.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:02

    how scary is it that the bcc are that popular though? they're not being plugged anywhere and are still dominating the charts.

    *bbc

  • lou17/03/2010 at 19:04

    *big pushes*

    hehehehe :D

    #youpushbecauseit'strue

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 19:08

    how scary is it that the bcc are that popular though? they're not being plugged anywhere and are still dominating the charts.

    Errr....

    Only every 5 minutes on Radio 5Live....

    And F1minute is being plugged where?...

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 19:08

    current option: An internal disk + case. To make my very own external disk

    DAD!!!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:12

    how scary is it that the bcc are that popular though? they're not being plugged anywhere and are still dominating the charts.

    Errr....

    Only every 5 minutes on Radio 5Live....

    And F1minute is being plugged where?...

    i agree, its more "scary" that F1 Minute is that popular! great, but as Lady Snowcat says, its the least plugged show and so thats just people finding it. BBC on a podcast automatically means it's got an advantage over its competitors, even if its rubbish

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:13

    current option: An internal disk + case. To make my very own external disk

    geek!

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:13

    how scary is it that the bbc are that popular though? they're not being plugged anywhere and are still dominating the charts.

    I use iTunes to catch up with BBC programmes that I miss so I download a lot of BBC "podcasts" which are really just repeats of radio programmes. If I'm looking in the store I will often go to the BBC first to see if they have a show. I think it's familiarity and an expectation of quality which is not always fulfilled. I assume lots of other people do the same as me.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:13

    Only every 5 minutes on Radio 5Live....

    that's my point.

    (disclaimer: i very much dislike the bbc, what it stands for and how it uses my money)

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:14

    I think it's familiarity and an expectation of quality which is not always fulfilled. I assume lots of other people do the same as me.

    it could well be that.

    you do have to ask how commercial companies are every meant to compete though?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:16

    you do have to ask how commercial companies are every meant to compete though?

    they can't, but theres no money in podcasts so in that field it dosent matter too much but i agree with the point

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:17

    Evening all, finally I can relax and look forward to viva f1's quiz :)

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:18

    Evening

    Better than i was yesterday :) Which may have something to do with my lovely textiles teacher, awesome friends and the fact i actually slept yesterday. i get a day off this evening too before the musical starts tomorrow :) How are you Christine?

    Sleep cures everything I reckon...

  • RG17/03/2010 at 19:19

    Evening all, finally I can relax and look forward to viva f1's quiz :)

    Everytime thats mentioned today I seem to come back on.

    Hey.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:19

    Sleep cures everything I reckon...

    you're suggesting overtaking in f1 could be improved by sleep?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:20

    Everytime thats mentioned today I seem to come back on.

    I think you're picking up Mav and Jackie's headping

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:20

    you're suggesting overtaking in f1 could be improved by sleep?

    Well I fell asleep for 10 minutes in bahrain and when I woke up, Vettel had lost the lead... so...

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:20

    you're suggesting overtaking in f1 could be improved by sleep?

    actually, it works.

    i fall asleep about 10 laps in, wake up with 10 laps to go.

    best.race.ever!

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:21

    i fall asleep about 10 laps in, wake up with 10 laps to go.

    best.race.ever!

    ha!

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 19:21

    (disclaimer: i very much dislike the bbc, what it stands for and how it uses my money)

    I had forgotten your previous on the subject....

  • RG17/03/2010 at 19:21

    I think you're picking up Mav and Jackie's headping

    That could be a problem.

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 19:22

    you're suggesting overtaking in f1 could be improved by sleep?

    But of course....

    It's always a ton better in your dreams....

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:22

    That could be a problem.

    Maybe they're picking up yours.

    RRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  • lou17/03/2010 at 19:23

    i fall asleep about 10 laps in, wake up with 10 laps to go.

    gosh.. f1 is becoming nascar with both left and right corners isn't it? :(

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:24

    gosh.. f1 is becoming nascar with both left and right corners isn't it? :(

    don't lose faith just yet!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:24

    gosh.. f1 is becoming nascar with both left and right corners isn't it? :(

    Nascar road courses :P

  • lou17/03/2010 at 19:24

    don't lose faith just yet!

    i haven't... but that comment could easily be applied to nascar.. i think..

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 19:24

    current option: An internal disk + case. To make my very own external disk

    ooh! That's what I do!

    These days it's as cheap to buy already assembled, off the shelf. At leas in Aust it is.

    I have access to wholesale pricing so let me know if I can help. I suspect shipping may kill the savings. I'm OzJez on Twitter.

    Do you have websites like staticice.com.au over there or shops like jbhifi.com.au ??

    I'm not here - I have an early meeting that I have been late for twice now. Let's not make it 3 times in a row :-)

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:26

    Was looking at the other podcasts in Sports & Recreation & went back to the main page - F1 Minute is No 1 - WoooHooo :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:28

    Was looking at the other podcasts in Sports & Recreation & went back to the main page - F1 Minute is No 1 - WoooHooo :)

    and christine jumped to 13th. mitchell sneaked up to 10th though.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:28

    #TEDNEWS

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8572060.stm

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:29

    and christine jumped to 13th. mitchell sneaked up to 10th though.

    Mitchell!!!!! *shakes fist*

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:29

    Mitchell!!!!! *shakes fist*

    :)

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 19:29

    Was looking at the other podcasts in Sports & Recreation & went back to the main page - F1 Minute is No 1 - WoooHooo :)

    That makes Christine famous.

    How are commercial companies meant to compete? ;)

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:30

    How are commercial companies meant to compete? ;)

    :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:30

    How are commercial companies meant to compete? ;)

    that is also a really good point i hadn't considered.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:31

    Interesting comment from a friend who I caught up with this afternoon by the way, he's a casual fan of F1 and whilst he tries to watch most races, he didn't get to see much last year. I asked him what he thought of Bahrain and whilst he didn't like the fact that it was so boring, what put him off the most was actually Legard commentating.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:32

    Sleep cures everything I reckon...

    you're suggesting overtaking in f1 could be improved by sleep?

    Ahem... seeing as we all fell asleep at the weekend we can dream about overtaking - so yes ;)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:33

    Interesting comment from a friend who I caught up with this afternoon by the way, he's a casual fan of F1 and whilst he tries to watch most races, he didn't get to see much last year. I asked him what he thought of Bahrain and whilst he didn't like the fact that it was so boring, what put him off the most was actually Legard commentating.

    Although I've explained to him now about crofty and ant, so he's going to try them out next week if he gets up ;)

    I just found it interesting that he placed that higher in terms of things that would put him off watching over the fact the racing was a bit dull

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:33

    gosh.. f1 is becoming nascar with both left and right corners isn't it? :(

    Nascar road courses :P

    Disclaimer: NASCAR on road courses is properly awesome!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 19:34

    Interesting comment from a friend who I caught up with this afternoon by the way, he's a casual fan of F1 and whilst he tries to watch most races, he didn't get to see much last year. I asked him what he thought of Bahrain and whilst he didn't like the fact that it was so boring, what put him off the most was actually Legard commentating.

    Legard is 10x better than what we have in the states. When the lights go out, you cant even tell the race has started if you're just listening.

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:34

    I just found it interesting that he placed that higher in terms of things that would put him off watching over the fact the racing was a bit dull

    A good commentator makes all the difference, they can make an average race into a good one and a good one into an average race, works both ways. or make a bad race worse!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:34

    Interesting comment from a friend who I caught up with this afternoon by the way, he's a casual fan of F1 and whilst he tries to watch most races, he didn't get to see much last year. I asked him what he thought of Bahrain and whilst he didn't like the fact that it was so boring, what put him off the most was actually Legard commentating.

    I am trying really hard to get my mate to listen to 5Live instead of Legard!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:35

    Interesting comment from a friend who I caught up with this afternoon by the way, he's a casual fan of F1 and whilst he tries to watch most races, he didn't get to see much last year. I asked him what he thought of Bahrain and whilst he didn't like the fact that it was so boring, what put him off the most was actually Legard commentating.

    Although I've explained to him now about crofty and ant, so he's going to try them out next week if he gets up ;)

    I just found it interesting that he placed that higher in terms of things that would put him off watching over the fact the racing was a bit dull

    He's absolutely right. A good commentator really makes the difference and can keep you interested...

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:35

    Disclaimer: NASCAR on road courses is properly awesome!

    Tis. I'm quite surprised at how fast they go round corners actually.

  • RG17/03/2010 at 19:35

    I am trying really hard to get my mate to listen to 5Live instead of Legard!

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 19:36

    There might be light at the end of the tunnel: A disk that was used as a display model but with full warranty and original packaging for €20 less than a new one

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:36

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

    f1 badger keeps telling me he's ace! i had no idea badger's smoked illegal substances.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:36

    janna, what's the etiquette on retweeting protected tweets?

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:36

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

    Mrs Legard?

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 19:36

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

    I can think of better, but I dont mind him if that counts for anything.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 19:36

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

    I like him - I just don't like his commentary! Apart from that he seems a jolly nice fellow :)

  • RG17/03/2010 at 19:37

    I like him - I just don't like his commentary! Apart from that he seems a jolly nice fellow :)

    No, I mean in terms of his commentary of course. I mean he seems like a really nice bloke apart from that.

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:38

    janna, what's the etiquette on retweeting protected tweets?

    No idea for other people, but if you want to retweet any of mine, that's fine with me.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:38

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

    f1 badger keeps telling me he's ace! i had no idea badger's smoked illegal substances.

    vee8 loves him too!

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 19:38

    I would love to know if there is anyone who likes Legard out there.

    f1 badger keeps telling me he's ace! i had no idea badger's smoked illegal substances.

    I think Badger likes him because they met him...

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:38

    No idea for other people, but if you want to retweet any of mine, that's fine with me.

    ta. tweetdeck just warned me and i figured i didn't know the answer.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:39

    vee8 loves him too!

    madness.

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:41

    ta. tweetdeck just warned me and i figured i didn't know the answer.

    Me either. I'm only protected as I don't want someone I know following me, looking at who else follows me & seeing lots of women offering pictures of themselves (I know we've been through this before ;) ). If I've sent something to you, please feel free to do with it what you wish.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:44

    If I've sent something to you, please feel free to do with it what you wish.

    appreciated.

    i decided the other week to conduct an experiment, and retweet anyone who complimented / criticised sidepodcast. it's looking a bit one-sided at the moment, because no-one's really had a go at us since i started!

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:45

    i decided the other week to conduct an experiment, and retweet anyone who complimented / criticised sidepodcast. it's looking a bit one-sided at the moment, because no-one's really had a go at us since i started!

    i've noticed the positive ones but not so much negative ones.

    whats the experiment?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:45

    whats the experiment?

    as in, what do you hope to gain knowledge of

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 19:46

    i decided the other week to conduct an experiment, and retweet anyone who complimented / criticised sidepodcast. it's looking a bit one-sided at the moment, because no-one's really had a go at us since i started!

    That's because there's nothing to have a go at - you know you are 5 pints of awesome

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 19:47

    a short detour to ebay for option 9 disk

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 19:47

    i decided the other week to conduct an experiment, and retweet anyone who complimented / criticised sidepodcast. it's looking a bit one-sided at the moment, because no-one's really had a go at us since i started!

    Someone sent me an email complaining about the F1 Minute spoiler headlines if that helps.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 19:49

    how scary is it that the bcc are that popular though? they're not being plugged anywhere and are still dominating the charts. {Comment #666}

    Their plug is their brand. Visible/audible for several hours per weekend to anyone in the UK dedicated enough to F1 to want to listen. People go to the BBC, look at the F1 section, download the Chequered Flag out of curiosity... ...and get hooked.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:50

    Someone sent me an email complaining about the F1 Minute spoiler headlines if that helps.

    recently? or the one from last year?

    i was hoping that putting compliments / complaints out into a wider audience would drive conversation. but it hasn't really happened.

    person x didn't like something, so i'd retweet it and see if other people felt the same. i think complaints drive conversation more than compliments, but we aren't getting many :(

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 19:51

    person x didn't like something, so i'd retweet it and see if other people felt the same. i think complaints drive conversation more than compliments, but we aren't getting many :(

    that a good thing though surely? means you're doing something right!

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 19:52

    recently? or the one from last year?

    A brand new one. It wasn't a tweet though, so not much help :)

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 19:52

    you do have to ask how commercial companies are every meant to compete though? {Comment #675}

    Niche marketing. Which is how most late-21st-century marketing will work, so the commercial sector might as well get some practise now!

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:52

    that a good thing though surely? means you're doing something right!

    either that or no-one's listening :)

    it's killed my experiment though.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 19:53

    Was looking at the other podcasts in Sports & Recreation & went back to the main page - F1 Minute is No 1 - WoooHooo :)

    That makes Christine famous.

    How are commercial companies meant to compete? ;) {Comment #699}

    OK, maybe niche marketing doesn't have to be very niche ;)

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 19:56

    A good commentator makes all the difference, they can make an average race into a good one and a good one into an average race, works both ways. or make a bad race worse! {Comment #707}

    Agreed. Having Martin Brundle commentating for USA 2005 stopped me from going spare at the whole thing. James Allen rose to the occasion too, resulting in arguably the best-deserved of the ITV F1 BAFTA awards.

  • me17/03/2010 at 19:57

    OK, maybe niche marketing doesn't have to be very niche ;)

    hehe.

  • Alianora La Canta17/03/2010 at 19:59

    i think complaints drive conversation more than compliments, but we aren't getting many :( {Comment #732}

    Probably because we're used to you producing consistent excellence and now expect it...

  • RG17/03/2010 at 19:59

    Quick reminder, VIVA F1 quiz starts in 30 mins:

    http://www.vivaf1.com/chat.php

  • lou17/03/2010 at 20:00

    you know you were talking about how the bbc advertise their podcasts and sidepodcast isn't advertised as much?... well it seems 5livef1 are promoting sidepodcast for you :P

    @thedementor also available in audio form are the crew @sidepodcast they also have some reviews of the podcasts as well

    https://twitter.com/5LiveF1/status/10635075953

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:01

    you know you were talking about how the bbc advertise their podcasts and sidepodcast isn't advertised as much?... well it seems 5livef1 are promoting sidepodcast for you :P

    okay, fine. i take back what i said about the bbc earlier.

    i don't even like itv, i have no idea why i care anyhow?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 20:02

    i don't even like itv, i have no idea why i care anyhow?

    do you like any tv companies?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 20:02

    Quick reminder, VIVA F1 quiz starts in 30 mins:

    I am going to have to miss that tonight.

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:02

    do you like any tv companies?

    ...

    ...

    not really.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 20:03

    okay, fine. i take back what i said about the bbc earlier.

    the 5live f1 team (heart) you guys as much as us! it's awesome :) you can still hate the bbc though :P

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 20:03

    We have more or less decided on the disk, but which bag?!?!?

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 20:03

    ...

    ...

    not really.

    ah well then, the BBC shouldnt get too offended just yet

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:04

    the 5live f1 team (heart) you guys as much as us! it's awesome :) you can still hate the bbc though :P

    5live are really usp content and we love them.

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:04

    We have more or less decided on the disk, but which bag?!?!?

    are you sure it's the right disk for you though?

  • lou17/03/2010 at 20:05

    5live are really usp content and we love them.

    hehe i figured.. not sure i've ever seen you without the USP content hat on.. :D

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 20:07

    Well I asked 5Live to plug my blog and they did, so I'm happy ;)

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 20:11

    are you sure it's the right disk for you though?

    *cries*

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:12

    are you sure it's the right disk for you though?

    *cries*

    i mean - you don't want to rush out and buy the right disk for you, saving yourself hours of endless debating, do you?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 20:16

    Apparently @ThisisFormula1 is not the official account:

    http://twitter.com/ThisisFormula1/status/10636550383

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 20:22

    i mean - you don't want to rush out and buy the right disk for you, saving yourself hours of endless debating, do you?

    Nah, why would I do that? Where is the fun in that? :)

    You should have listened to us when I bought my desktop. It took 5 weeks.

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 20:22

    i was right, mark webber is at that lunch thingy

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:23

    i was right, mark webber is at that lunch thingy

    are you stalking?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 20:23

    i was right, mark webber is at that lunch thingy

    The $10 steak one?

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 20:25

    no, the legends of sport one at the casino. I doubt I can go, my lunch break wont cover the time to crown and back.

  • Kathi17/03/2010 at 20:26

    Done. Btw we decided on the first one but from a different shop @ amazon. You can all admire it at Spa (if it survives that long) :D

    total time: 2h07

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:28

    i was right, mark webber is at that lunch thingy

    The $10 steak one?

    :)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:28

    VivaF1

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:29

    VivaF1 quix starting in a sec, even

    http://www.vivaf1.com/chat.php

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:31

    Also, ping! http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/looking-at-the-formula-1-2010-videogame/

  • lou17/03/2010 at 20:32

    i was right, mark webber is at that lunch thingy

    hey Amy, i loved the pic.. you should ask the organisers if they are gonna be needing the brawn gp sign... *ehem*...

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 20:33

    This isn't Nando is it?

    http://twitter.com/NanoAlonso

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:34

    This isn't Nando is it?

    http://twitter.com/NanoAlonso

    Doesn't seem Fernando enough to me... if that makes sense...

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:34

    This isn't Nando is it?

    http://twitter.com/NanoAlonso

    nope.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 20:35

    Doesn't seem Fernando enough to me... if that makes sense...

    No, Fernando has much better English than that. Looks like Flavio typed up that stuff.

  • me17/03/2010 at 20:53

    a quick plug for f1 big picture lou: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/17/reflecting-his-confidence/

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:53

    a quick plug for f1 big picture lou: http://www.f1m...cting-his-confidence/

    That is an awesome photo

  • lou17/03/2010 at 20:54

    a quick plug for f1 big picture lou: http://www.f1m...cting-his-confidence/

    !!!!! WOW!!! (hearts) SPC. That's awesome!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:56

    There is a round about Timo Glock in tonight's Quiz

    I feel there has been some financial discussions prior to this with a fellow commentor

  • RG17/03/2010 at 20:57

    I feel there has been some financial discussions prior to this with a fellow commentor

    ...?!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 20:57

    ...?!

    :D

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 20:58

    ooh new phone is onboard with city parcel delivery driver. I hope this building is near the start of his delivery list.

  • Jeremy17/03/2010 at 21:13

    ooh new phone is onboard with city parcel delivery driver. I hope this building is near the start of his delivery list.

    exciting!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:16

    ooh new phone is onboard with city parcel delivery driver. I hope this building is near the start of his delivery list.

    Cue amy sitting my the window waiting and staring?

    There's th.. oh, nope... here he i... nah... ooh!! no....

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:16

    hi guys - just thought I'd say hello, new to this place and loving it so far! I've become a bit obsessed with twitter cos of sidepodcast too!

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:17

    hi guys - just thought I'd say hello, new to this place and loving it so far! I've become a bit obsessed with twitter cos of sidepodcast too!

    Welcome mr redhead :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:18

    mrs! lol!

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 21:18

    i wish i could but my desk is nowhere near the window that looks over the street :(

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:18

    mrs! lol!

    Ooh my bad *sheepishly apologises*

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 21:18

    hi guys - just thought I'd say hello, new to this place and loving it so far! I've become a bit obsessed with twitter cos of sidepodcast too!

    Ooh, hello! You are featured in this post: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/16/everybody-needs-an-f1happyplace/

    :)

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 21:19

    Cue amy sitting my the window waiting and staring?

    There's th.. oh, nope... here he i... nah... ooh!! no....

    :D

    That's everyone isn't it?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:19

    Ooh my bad *sheepishly apologises*

    no worries ;)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:19

    :D

    That's everyone isn't it?

    As much as I promise myself I won't do that when I'm expecting a delivery, I always do. So yep, I think so :P

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 21:21

    mrs! lol!

    Ooh my bad *sheepishly apologises*

    Nice one Lukeh. Normally my job to get that wrong so you saved me.

    Hi RocketRedhead

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:21

    mrs! lol!

    Ooh my bad *sheepishly apologises*

    hehe :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:21

    Ooh, hello! You are featured in this post: http://sidepod...eeds-an-f1happyplace/

    ooh thank you! i really enjoyed that happy place stuff - was nice to see everyone elses memories

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:21

    hi guys - just thought I'd say hello, new to this place and loving it so far! I've become a bit obsessed with twitter cos of sidepodcast too!

    Hey!! welcome to SPC, take a look at this page to help get to grips with all the awesome commenting things :).

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:21

    Nice one Lukeh. Normally my job to get that wrong so you saved me.

    true story.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:21

    Ooh my bad *sheepishly apologises*

    ehehehehe :)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:22

    Ooh, hello! You are featured in this post: http://sidepod...eeds-an-f1happyplace/

    ooh thank you! i really enjoyed that happy place stuff - was nice to see everyone elses memories

    yay!!! you're a Jenson fan too! :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:25

    yay!!! you're a Jenson fan too!

    definitely - have been for a long time!

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 21:26

    my #mfc way of looking out the window is refreshing the tracking website.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:26

    definitely - have been for a long time!

    wohooooooo!!!!!!!!! :D

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:26

    yay!!! you're a Jenson fan too!

    definitely - have been for a long time!

    oooh, in that case, rocket we made a special big pic just for lou you: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/17/reflecting-his-confidence/

    #confidentialfromlou

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:27

    Steven, can you persuade Amy to try and get the Brawn sign in the Ausi paddock for me?... :)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:27

    #confidentialfromlou

    :(

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 21:27

    #confidentialfromlou

    :)

  • paul17/03/2010 at 21:27

    my #mfc way of looking out the window is refreshing the tracking website.

    How frustrating is that? They need to have a GPS in the truck.

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:27

    :(

    gotta work on that confidential tagging

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:28

    gotta work on that confidential tagging

    meanie! :P

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 21:28

    Steven, can you persuade Amy to try and get the Brawn sign in the Ausi paddock for me?... :)

    I am sure she would not have photographed it if she had not intended getting it. Besides she says she has only a light bag to bring to Europe so no reason why she can't carry a sign

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:29

    oooh, in that case, rocket we made a special big pic just for lou you: http://www.f1m...cting-his-confidence/

    lol! thanx :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:32

    Hey!! welcome to SPC, take a look at this page to help get to grips with all the awesome commenting things .

    thanx for that - wasn't sure what all that hash tag stuff was

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 21:33

    if i was going to take any old sign it would be the kimi one!

  • Janna17/03/2010 at 21:37

    Hey!! welcome to SPC, take a look at this page to help get to grips with all the awesome commenting things .

    Just before I go, the Realtime Doohickey page needs updating as:

    Cons

    Original post content is not as accessible (ie. not as useful for streaming video)

    Is no longer applicable since the fantastic updates earlier in the year :lol:

    Night all

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:38

    if i was going to take any old sign it would be the kimi one!

    well.. when you get the Kimi one.. you can get the Brawn one too.. ;)

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 21:38

    thanx for that - wasn't sure what all that hash tag stuff was

    Best place to follow what is going on is www.sidepodcast.com/realtime That way you see all new comments on all threads.

    THe site is a bit quiet just now because some people are at the vivaF1 quiz

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 21:39

    Just before I go, the Realtime Doohickey page needs updating as:

    They all need updating. It's on my list, but some silly man keeps changing everything. I can't keep up!!

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 21:39

    if i was going to take any old sign it would be the kimi one!

    Take both and you can bring the Kimi one to show Kathi

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:39

    THe site is a bit quiet just now because some people are at the vivaF1 quiz

    And doing very badly :(

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:40

    They all need updating. It's on my list, but some silly man keeps changing everything. I can't keep up!!

    Stupid Bernie.

    ...ohhh!!!!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 21:40

    Take both and you can bring the Kimi one to show Kathi

    #earlymorningraid

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:40

    Night all

    night Janna

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:40

    Night all

    Night :)

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 21:41

    they have 24 hour security :( step one foot into pit lane and they know :(

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:42

    they have 24 hour security :( step one foot into pit lane and they know :(

    but...but...

    maybe you can ask Joe when you see him??

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 21:42

    As much as I promise myself I won't do that when I'm expecting a delivery, I always do. So yep, I think so :P

    Usually when theres a time slot of 8 hours, I tend to go to the toilet at exactly the point theres a knock on the door.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 21:43

    they have 24 hour security :( step one foot into pit lane and they know :(

    Wear dark clothes. It always works in the movies.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:43

    they have 24 hour security :( step one foot into pit lane and they know :(

    You should open MS Paint and draw yourself something that looks like a paddock pass. I'm sure they wont notice

    Get a mop and take off the end, say you're bernie

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 21:43

    if i was going to take any old sign it would be the kimi one!

    Oooooo....

    That is a great idea....

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 21:44

    Night all

    Night Janna

  • Lady Snowcat17/03/2010 at 21:45

    Just realised that by following the Algie tweets you can learn a totally new lingo...

    JAIMEALGUERSUAR Arrived at luton, ready to go sleeping very very tired! Llege a luton, listo para la cama muy muy

    Shame it's not a different language....

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 21:46

    Wear dark clothes. It always works in the movies.

    Get overalls that say "Amy's signwriters" on the back and tell them you need to take that sign back.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:48

    You should open MS Paint and draw yourself something that looks like a paddock pass. I'm sure they wont notice

    I decided to help your cause

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/berniepass-png

    It's exactly the same

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 21:50

    i should ask lewis for help. Reebok told me he is a criminal.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:51

    It's exactly the same

    the picture is so lifelike! ;)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:51

    i should ask lewis for help. Reebok told me he is a criminal.

    there you go! get Lewis to steal the signs for you!!!

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:52

    It's exactly the same

    It's exactly the same

    you forgot her purple boots.

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 21:53

    Get a mop and take off the end, say you're bernie

    A picture of Harry Potter, photoshopped with Grey Hair could work too.

  • RG17/03/2010 at 21:53

    Did the Spot the Difference get posted?

    http://i39.tinypic.com/2rzz32r.png

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:54
  • RG17/03/2010 at 21:55

    blimey!

    Of the greatest driver ever, isn't Mav nice?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:55

    blockquote>Did the Spot the Difference get posted?i've spotted one so far, how many are there?

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:55

    Of the greatest driver ever, isn't Mav nice?

    I got all the Timo questions right!

  • me17/03/2010 at 21:56

    Of the greatest driver ever, isn't Mav nice?

    okay... what have you got on mav?

  • RG17/03/2010 at 21:56

    okay... what have you got on mav?

    Err, nothing...

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:57

    blockquote>Did the Spot the Difference get posted?i've spotted one so far, how many are there?

    5 :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 21:57

    blockquote>Did the Spot the Difference get posted?i've spotted one so far, how many are there?

    whoops!

  • lou17/03/2010 at 21:57

    whoops!

    hehe happens to the best of us ;)

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 21:58

    That was a good quiz tonight, although I preferred the first half. Mostly because, looking at the answers, I got every single one wrong on the second half.

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:01

    5 :)

    you sure it isn't one? cause i have one.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:01

    you sure it isn't one? cause i have one.

    i have 4 now

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:02

    i have 4 now

    what? you just got here :cry:

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:02

    you sure it isn't one? cause i have one.

    i dunno.. it's usually 5...

    i have 5... #confidentialfrommrc

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:03

    what? you just got here

    sorry! :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:03

    i have 5... #confidentialfrommrc

    are you helping each other? like, jb fans united or something?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:04

    are you helping each other? like, jb fans united or something?

    hee hee!

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:05

    hee hee!

    that's a guilty laugh if ever i... read one.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 22:06

    that's a guilty laugh if ever i... read one.

    Are you picking on the new girl, you big bully.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:06

    are you helping each other? like, jb fans united or something?

    :D hehe! that sounds like a plan, but i'm sure Rocket will get the next one easily, JB fans are awesome don'tcha know ;)

    I'm enjoying having another JB fan around :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:06

    that's a guilty laugh if ever i... read one.

    lol - i wish - this last one is driving me mad - i may be up all night if i can't find it!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:06

    blockquote>Did the Spot the Difference get posted?i've spotted one so far, how many are there?

    They are different?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:06

    who else has more than one difference, but isn't in league with jb anonymous?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:07

    They are different?

    oh shoot.

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 22:07

    who else has more than one difference, but isn't in league with jb anonymous?

    I have 5!

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:07

    who else has more than one difference, but isn't in league with jb anonymous?

    Moi, I got all 5. It was the Timo effect.

    And hey Rocket, may be late, but hey!

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:08

    I have 5!

    right... chances that lukeh will side with me over lou? you may as well be their honorary member.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:08

    I have 5!

    yay! :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:09

    Moi, I got all 5. It was the Timo effect.

    rg. will you come and help me an paul, we need clues?

    (or answers)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:09

    right... chances that lukeh will side with me over lou? you may as well be their honorary member.

    hahahaha :D there are 3 really easy ones.. 2 are much more difficult though...

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:09

    rg. will you come and help me an paul, we need clues?

    coughnearthebackcough

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 22:10

    Does it help if I say I can't see any?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:10

    coughnearthebackcough

    TWO!

    cheers rg.

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:10

    Does it help if I say I can't see any?

    i think it means you're in our gang by default.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:11

    hahahaha there are 3 really easy ones.. 2 are much more difficult though...

    i don't know if i've found the easy or the hard ones but i'm starting to get annoyed at it now!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:11

    Who's back? They all have their back turned

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:11

    cheers rg.

    coughitshardtosteerwithoutwheelscough

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:12

    i don't know if i've found the easy or the hard ones but i'm starting to get annoyed at it now!

    :) *cheers you on* you can do it!! :) goo team JB *ehem...*

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:12

    *cheers you on* you can do it!! goo team JB *ehem...*

    no pressure then!

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:14

    Who is the madman that did these photos? I am meant to be working.

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:14

    Just a quick question regarding my New Team championship. Do you think it would be better to include retirements, or just count the drivers in as if they had finished?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:14

    Who is the madman that did these photos? I am meant to be working.

    :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:15

    coughitshardtosteerwithoutwheelscough

    ?

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:15

    Just a quick question regarding my New Team championship. Do you think it would be better to include retirements, or just count the drivers in as if they had finished?

    Half points for retirements?

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:16

    ?

    Glad it's not just me. I don't see any wheels.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:17

    coughitshardtosteerwithoutwheelscough

    That's a misleading clue....

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:17

    Glad it's not just me. I don't see any wheels.

    i have the wheel at the back, but that was the last clue. i can't see any others?

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:17

    Glad it's not just me. I don't see any wheels.

    Exactly...

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:17

    That's a misleading clue....

    who's side is he on?

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:18

    who's side is he on?

    What time is it?

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:18

    i have the wheel at the back, but that was the last clue. i can't see any others?

    oh if you have that one there is another one at the back...

    #whyamihelping?

    #goteamJB

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:19

    Half points for retirements?

    It was what I was thinking, thanks.

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:19

    who's side is he on?

    Who knows, I change like the weather.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:20

    Can I bill Mav for lost productivity? I think I have a meeting to go to in 10 minutes.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:20

    #whyamihelping?#goteamJB

    i've already got those ones - i'm stuck!

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:20

    Who knows, I change like the weather.

    is that a clue?

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 22:20

    Half points for retirements?

    It was what I was thinking, thanks.

    I disagree. Too easy!

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:21

    is that a clue?

    Actually, it could be.

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:21

    Yay, I found something! Yay!

    Now I can go to work.

    There's 1 difference, right? :D

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:21

    i've already got those ones - i'm stuck!

    i would say tell me the ones you have got... but then that would tell the others....

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:22

    Yay, I found something! Yay!

    which?

    There's 1 difference, right? :D

    yep

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:22

    I disagree. Too easy!

    Maybe a percentage of points available for that position, from distance of race completed. Is that more difficult? (thats if you could understand the explanation in the first place)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:23

    i would say tell me the ones you have got... but then that would tell the others....

    yeah we best keep it to ourselves...

  • paul17/03/2010 at 22:23

    which?

    Think blue.

    I'm outa here

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:23

    is that a clue?

    you missed mine then

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:23

    i would say tell me the ones you have got... but then that would tell the others....

    not that i'm competitive.... :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:24

    you missed mine then

    i did. i thought we were doing "who's on first"!

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:24

    I'm outa here

    Sounds like you need to dry off... (wink)

    See ya

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:24

    Maybe a percentage of points available for that position, from distance of race completed. Is that more difficult? (thats if you could understand the explanation in the first place)

    ... Yes, quite a bit more difficult.

  • RubberGoat17/03/2010 at 22:24

    I disagree. Too easy!

    Maybe a percentage of points available for that position, from distance of race completed. Is that more difficult? (thats if you could understand the explanation in the first place)

    I think seeing as we are judging these teams strictly then RG should do too with his points...

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:24

    Sounds like you need to dry off... (wink)

    YES! three.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:25

    you missed mine then

    i got it! thanks!

    woop woop team jb wins!

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:25

    YES! three.

    I'm glad he isn't standing in the rain

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:25

    i got it! thanks!

    woop woop team jb wins!

    pah!

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:25

    I think seeing as we are judging these teams strictly then RG should do too with his points...

    The more I think about it, the more I think it would be easier to keep the same points.

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:26

    I'm glad he isn't standing in the rain

    just.tell.me.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:26

    you missed mine then

    i got it! thanks!

    woop woop team jb wins!

    YAY!!! :D wohhoooo!! :)

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:26

    just.tell.me.

    Look at the umbrella

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:26

    just.tell.me.

    Look at the umbrella

    :D

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 22:26

    just.tell.me.

    consider yourself lucky you've got 3

    I CANT FIND ANY!!! AAAH

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:27

    Tell me you spotted the towel.... or whatever it is?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:27

    just.tell.me.

    those clues were as subtle as a sledgehammer

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:28

    ... Yes, quite a bit more difficult.

    :D

    Keep it as it is

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 22:28

    Tell me you spotted the towel.... or whatever it is?

    the towel?

    i give up!

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:28

    Tell me you spotted the towel.... or whatever it is?

    I only got that one third

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:28

    Tell me you spotted the towel.... or whatever it is?

    yes.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:29

    yes.

    have you looked at the umbrella?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:29

    have you looked at the umbrella?

    i have:

    - umbrella

    - trolley

    - towel

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:29

    the towel?

    i give up!

    You see Timo's Helmet, right?

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:30

    i have:

    to repeat an earlier clue... what time is it?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:30

    i have:

    - umbrella

    - trolley

    - towel

    which makes it sound like i'm packing for a very odd holiday.

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:30

    to repeat an earlier clue... what time is it?

    timo time?

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:30

    i have:

    Oh dear, I can hear something, but where is it coming from?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:30

    You see Timo's Helmet, right?

    yes and timo.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:31

    timo time?

    i'm sure one of the engineers may know...

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:31

    have you looked at the umbrella?

    i have:

    - umbrella

    - trolley

    - towel

    What. Time. Is. It.?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:31

    i'm sure one of the engineers may know...

    ahha!!!

    four

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:31

    Oh dear, I can hear something, but where is it coming from?

    i've been trying to think of a clue for that one for ages, but mine were so obvious.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:31

    to repeat an earlier clue... what time is it?

    i don't think he'll get it

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:31

    What. Time. Is. It.?

    Chico time?

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:31

    i've been trying to think of a clue for that one for ages, but mine were so obvious.

    It is a hard one.

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:32

    Chico time?

    time i was doing something more productive.

    i liked it when these were easy.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:32

    Does anyone have a link to the answers thread on Viva?

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:32

    It is a hard one.

    is that a clue?

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:33

    is that a clue?

    The one before it was.

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:33

    Chico time?

    its never Chico Time, ever.

  • Christine17/03/2010 at 22:33

    time i was doing something more productive.

    While you're messing about, I have a ping: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/17/17-mar-10-lopez-hits-out-at-us-f1-failure/

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:33

    Does anyone have a link to the answers thread on Viva?

    don't show mr c yet! he's so close..

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:33

    its never Chico Time, ever.

    Chico is ace

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:34

    is that a clue?

    the noise it kinda distant... like it's coming from the pitlane....

  • Joe in Fla17/03/2010 at 22:34

    Hello fellow SPCers

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 22:34

    its never Chico Time, ever.

    :D

    I'm gonna do heading off. Night everyone!

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:34

    Chico is ace

    O.O

  • Lukeh17/03/2010 at 22:34

    I'm gonna do heading off. Night everyone!

    ..deary me... can you tell im tired...

    but yes, goodnight ;)

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:35

    I'm gonna do heading off. Night everyone!

    Nighty night lukeh :)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:35

    I'm gonna do heading off. Night everyone!

    night

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:35

    I'm gonna do heading off. Night everyone!

    night Lukeh

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:35

    the noise it kinda distant... like it's coming from the pitlane....

    oh flip. who would've got that? meanie mav.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:35

    oh flip. who would've got that? meanie mav.

    you've got five?

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:35

    the noise it kinda distant... like it's coming from the pitlane....

    the clue, it kinda blatant.. :)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:36

    I'm gonna do heading off. Night everyone!

    night

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:36

    Hi Joe. Bye Lukeh

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:36

    you've got five?

    - watch

    - speaker

    yup.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:36

    yup.

    yaaayyy!!!

    team jb still won though... :P

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:36

    While you're messing about, I have a ping: http://www.f1m...out-at-us-f1-failure/

    i'd like to see rhod gilbert do better ;)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:36

    oh flip. who would've got that? meanie mav.

    thats the first one i got

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:37

    yaaayyy!!!

    team jb still won though... :P

    #conspiracy

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:37

    thats the first one i got

    same!

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:37

    yaaayyy!!!team jb still won though...

    woo hoo!

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:37

    thats the first one i got

    You need to do the full quiz next week then

  • Jon Waldock17/03/2010 at 22:37

    i'd like to see rhod gilbert do better ;)

    its done on download numbers? or subscribers

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:37

    its done on download numbers? or subscribers

    subs.

  • Nick in Dubai17/03/2010 at 22:38

    StPatricks Day = too much beer

    Nice Job People = Morning off

    I should have started this 'work' lark earlier!

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:38

    You need to do the full quiz next week then

    i looked at some of the questions - i don't have that much knowledge! only a good eye for spot the difference

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:38

    #conspiracy

    :P

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 22:40

    #conspiracy

    TIMO!!!!!!

    *Tifosi logs off my computer

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/03/2010 at 22:41

    Hey folks

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:43

    i really should be doing the washing up before hubby gets home...

    ...oh well!

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:43

    Hey folks

    Hey Leigh

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:43

    Hey folks

    hey

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:44

    Hi Leigh and Hi Joe

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:44

    Hey folks

    hey

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:44

    i really should be doing the washing up before hubby gets home...

    ...oh well!

    tell him about SPC, i'm sure he'll understand why the washing up didn't get done :)

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:44

    i really should be doing the washing up before hubby gets home...

    ...oh well!

    delegation of tasks is the key

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/03/2010 at 22:44

    hope everyone is well thonight

  • Nick in Dubai17/03/2010 at 22:45

    i really should be doing the washing up before hubby gets home...

    ...oh well!

    tell him about SPC, i'm sure he'll understand why the washing up didn't get done :)

    If Alison turns up later, please tell her my dishes need doing too! :D

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:45

    tell him about SPC, i'm sure he'll understand why the washing up didn't get done

    he has listened when i've had it on - and he likes f1 but prefers american football - zzz

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:46

    he has listened when i've had it on - and he likes f1 but prefers american football - zzz

    that's cool, we live comment the superbowl too.

  • Nick in Dubai17/03/2010 at 22:47

    that's cool, we live comment the superbowl too.

    Its like GP2, only with less collisions ;)

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:47

    that's cool, we live comment the superbowl too.

    i don't like watching it on tv - it bores me - been to a few of the wembley games tho - really good live

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:48

    Its like GP2, only with less collisions ;)

    oooo that reminds me when does GP2 come back? at the first European gp?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:50

    If Alison turns up later, please tell her my dishes need doing too! :D

    I can imagine her reply.

  • Nick in Dubai17/03/2010 at 22:51

    I can imagine her reply.

    I think its time for bed!

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:51

    oooo that reminds me when does GP2 come back? at the first European gp?

    Yes, Barcelona, 8-9 May.

    http://paddock.gp2series.com/index.php?post/2010/01/28/GP2-Series-2010-season-Calendar

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 22:52

    oooo that reminds me when does GP2 come back? at the first European gp?

    Speaking of GP2, how many GP2 cars do you figure will lap the circuits quicker than the new teams in F1?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:52

    ...and I'm supposed to be grouting the bathroom floor...

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:52

    I think its time for bed!

    No, I don't think that's what her reply would be...

  • me17/03/2010 at 22:53

    I think its time for bed!

    No, I don't think that's what her reply would be...

    :D

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:53

    Yes, Barcelona, 8-9 May.

    http://paddock...-2010-season-Calendar

    awesome!

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:53

    ...and I'm supposed to be grouting the bathroom floor...

    What's he doing?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:53

    ...and I'm supposed to be grouting the bathroom floor...

    You shouldn't be doing that yourself in case you are overcome with grouting fumes. Far safer just chatting here

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:54

    ...and I'm supposed to be grouting the bathroom floor...

    that doesn't sound very fun at all. specially as it's nearly 11pm. You should stay and chat to us #badinfluence.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:54

    What's he doing?

    he's at work on a late shift

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:54

    I think its time for bed!

    No, I don't think that's what her reply would be...

    I think it could be about booking flights

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 22:55

    that doesn't sound very fun at all. specially as it's nearly 11pm. You should stay and chat to us #badinfluence.

    not fun, very messy - but tiling the bathroom gave me the perfect opportunity to listen to SPC!

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:56

    I think it could be about booking flights

    Maybe something that rhymes with booking? Although I can't see that.

  • Nick in Dubai17/03/2010 at 22:56

    I think it could be about booking flights

    Hehe, im flying back to the uk for a week to see her next month, could be convenient for a sidepodmeetup?

    Anyhow, I'll leave it at just an idea for now, bedtime for me!

    Night all!

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:56

    not fun, very messy - but tiling the bathroom gave me the perfect opportunity to listen to SPC!

    and now not grouting the bathroom gives you the perfect opportunity to chat :)

    i feel like i'm doing Steven's job of persuading...

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:56

    night Nick

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:57

    Hehe, im flying back to the uk for a week to see her next month, could be convenient for a sidepodmeetup?

    Those were the flights she was complaining about

  • lou17/03/2010 at 22:57

    Night all!

    night!

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:57

    i feel like i'm doing Steven's job of persuading...

    I need a persuasion assistant. You're hired

  • startledbunny17/03/2010 at 22:58

    time for me to go too, night all

  • RG17/03/2010 at 22:58

    Night all!

    Night Nick and night from me. lotsa love.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:58

    Night all!

    Night

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 22:58

    Shift change.

    Good night to those leaving

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:00

    I need a persuasion assistant. You're hired

    hahaha!

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:02

    and now not grouting the bathroom gives you the perfect opportunity to chat

    i know - but will have to go once he gets home anyway - haven't seen him all day as have been tiling! not for another 30 to 40 mins yet tho

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:03

    night to all who are going

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:03

    i know - but will have to go once he gets home anyway - haven't seen him all day as have been tiling! not for another 30 to 40 mins yet tho

    do you have a mobile phone? you could comment your progress.

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:03

    I need a persuasion assistant. You're hired

    what's your persuasion?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:04

    do you have a mobile phone? you could comment your progress.

    hahaha!

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:04

    hahaha!

    what? what?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:04

    night to all who are going

    For some reason people arrive and leave in groups just like a shift change

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:05

    i know - but will have to go once he gets home anyway - haven't seen him all day as have been tiling! not for another 30 to 40 mins yet tho

    do you have a mobile phone? you could comment your progress.

    To use Alex's favourite phrase pictures or it didn't happen

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:07

    do you have a mobile phone? you could comment your progress.

    hahaha!

    One Sunday a few months ago one commenter was making a mess of putting up blinds while streaming video of it so another slightly more competent commenter went round and did the job for him. Still with streaming video natuarally.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:07

    hahaha!

    you think he is kidding ;) us at spc would wait eagerly for updates and twitpics of your progress....

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:08

    I didn't know it was Sebring this weekend. Is Franck racing there?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:08

    you think he is kidding us at spc would wait eagerly for updates and twitpics of your progress....

    aww sorry to disappoint - my tiling got finished today - only grouting the floor left

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:09

    I didn't know it was Sebring this weekend. Is Franck racing there?

    sadly not. bordais is though. we'll probs have a live thread.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:10

    sadly not. bordais is though. we'll probs have a live thread.

    There are no Audis either. Although Audi have their modified car ready now.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:10

    sadly not. bordais is though. we'll probs have a live thread.

    is this the thing Ant was preparing for last weekend?

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:10

    you think he is kidding us at spc would wait eagerly for updates and twitpics of your progress....

    i also don't know how to do twitpics yet either...

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:10

    is this the thing Ant was preparing for last weekend?

    and by thing i mean race...

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:11

    i also don't know how to do twitpics yet either...

    http://www.twitpic.com/

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:11

    is this the thing Ant was preparing for last weekend?

    Could be. 12 hour race in Florida that Peugeot are guaranteed to win

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:11

    i also don't know how to do twitpics yet either...

    very simple. go to twitpic.com, log in with your twitter details and it gives you an email address.

    emailing anything to that address uploads it, anything in the subject becomes your tweet.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:13

    emailing anything to that address uploads it, anything in the subject becomes your tweet.

    or you can simply upload the pics from your computer.. :)

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:13

    is this the thing Ant was preparing for last weekend?

    le mans and sebring, yup.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:13

    le mans and sebring, yup.

    So Ant may win?

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:13

    I can't find an entry list on either the Sebring site or the ALMS site. It's a 12 hour race so that means 3 drivers per car normally so there is a good chance Ant will be there.

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:13

    So Ant may win?

    i may be being slightly hopeful here..

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:14

    So Ant may win?

    I still don't believe they can make a car that both Ant and Wurz can fit in

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:14

    I can't find an entry list on either the Sebring site or the ALMS site. It's a 12 hour race so that means 3 drivers per car normally so there is a good chance Ant will be there.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81637

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:15

    I still don't believe they can make a car that both Ant and Wurz can fit in

    :)

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:15

    So Ant may win?

    i may be being slightly hopeful here..

    I assume there are two Peugeots and he is in one of them and they will be strong favourites so if he is there he has a great chance of winning

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:16

    So Ant is replacing Brabham in the crew that won Le Mans

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:16

    I assume there are two Peugeots and he is in one of them and they will be strong favourites so if he is there he has a great chance of winning

    yay!!! I'm gonna have to try take an interest so i can cheer on Ant, although i may be very busy this weekend... i wonder if i can persuade Lukeh to give me updates.... hmmmm

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:17

    So Ant is replacing Brabham in the crew that won Le Mans

    entry list: http://j.mp/aICFWD

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:18

    DC is taking a Red Bull out to play in Belfast on Saturday

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/82205

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 23:18

    i just found out that the other supervisor at work got the new job he applied for. This is great for me since I was told I would replace him if he got it. :D :D :D :D i just hope they werent lying :(

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:18

    entry list: http://j.mp/aICFWD

    Alex Wurz and Ant in one team!! that's just awesome! it's almost like it's a honda/brawn team! :)

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:21

    Alex Wurz and Ant in one team!! that's just awesome! it's almost like it's a honda/brawn team! :)

    Just need Jenson

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:21

    i just found out that the other supervisor at work got the new job he applied for. This is great for me since I was told I would replace him if he got it. :D :D :D :D i just hope they werent lying :(

    Go you

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:22

    Just need Jenson

    that would be slightly to much to handle all in one team... i'd be waaaaaay too excited and happy, :)

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:22

    i just found out that the other supervisor at work got the new job he applied for. This is great for me since I was told I would replace him if he got it. :D :D :D :D i just hope they werent lying :(

    yay! :)

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:23

    Looks like Sebring testing went badly for one car. The driver is fine but the car has been withdrawn from the race

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82179

    Peugeot were fastest in testing not that, that means much

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82198

  • lou17/03/2010 at 23:23

    okay i'm going to take advantage of the fact there have been no rehearsals tonight and get some sleep. Busy busy day tomorrow. Night all! xx

  • Amy17/03/2010 at 23:23

    cross your fingers for me! Because i got my first supervisor pay today and it was 33% higher than my old pay. I dont ever want to go back!

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:24

    okay i'm going to take advantage of the fact there have been no rehearsals tonight and get some sleep. Busy busy day tomorrow. Night all! xx

    Good night

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:26

    just trying to work out if it costs me money to upload twitpics from my phone

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:28

    okay i'm going to take advantage of the fact there have been no rehearsals tonight and get some sleep. Busy busy day tomorrow. Night all! xx

    night

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:30

    just trying to work out if it costs me money to upload twitpics from my phone

    my guess, is it costs the price of an email. size of pic will vary cost though.

  • RocketRedhead17/03/2010 at 23:38

    must be off now i'm afraid, v. tired night xx

  • me17/03/2010 at 23:38

    must be off now i'm afraid, v. tired night xx

    g'night rocket

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 23:39

    must be off now i'm afraid, v. tired night xx

    Good night