It's March already? How did that happen? Not only that but it's Monday as well, meaning we've got to face a whole, brand new week. Pre-season testing is over and done with now, so we are really gearing up towards the season beginning in just a couple of weeks. Here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • The second edition of the F1 Digest 2010 Season Preview is up and available and this time we're talking about the teams. Every single team gets a mention, even US F1 and Campos, although there isn't that much to say about them at the moment. We review testing, talk about the launches and the driver pairings, and there are plenty of thoughts about the new cars and their designs. Let me know your thoughts on the new teams over on the thread.
  • Mr C has written about his updates to the site which really have turned the site into something completely new. Instead of live updates being based in two distinct areas, now every single page has the ability to load comments without refreshing. Mr C will tell you more in the post, but I can tell you right now, it's awesome and it will change the way you use the site.
  • Finally, I would like to plug the latest part of Life in the Fast Lane - my motorsport story. We're onto part 9 and that means it is the final vote of the ten part story. It's the big, important vote, the one that can change the way the story ends and whether there will be a sequel or not. No pressure! I've been surprised by a lot of the voting so far, so make sure you take a look and surprise me once more!

That's all for now, I reckon. Let us know what you're up to this week, and as ever, I will see you in the comments.

1071 responses

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 01:21

    Why are you all in yesterday? I thought you would be happy to see the back of winter/be happy to get into a month that has 2 races ;)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 01:22

    Why are you all in yesterday? I thought you would be happy to see the back of winter/be happy to get into a month that has 2 races ;)

    Amy, in Britain - March doesn't mean not Winter

    Hello, btw

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 01:23

    Why are you all in yesterday? I thought you would be happy to see the back of winter/be happy to get into a month that has 2 races ;)

    I used to love March. I'm really not looking forward to it. I'm having a spending bootcamp.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 01:38

    I'm gonna catch up on my film backlog, night all

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 01:39

    I'm gonna catch up on my film backlog, night all

    Good night. I am going to watch some of the closing ceremony before bed

  • Webby01/03/2010 at 02:01

    http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-usf1-asks-for-delay-until-2011/

  • Webby01/03/2010 at 02:04
  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:05

    http://formula...for-delay-until-2011/

    Wow, this just never stops... I just don't know what to say anymore.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:06

    http://formula...for-delay-until-2011/

    That is just ridiculous. You can't commit to enter one year and fail miserably and lie about it then expect to turn up a year late. Posting a 7 figure bond is not exactly something that is going to commit Chad. He got $1.65 billion for youtube. Kick them out and give the entry to a team that is serious about F1

  • Webby01/03/2010 at 02:10

    That is just ridiculous. You can't commit to enter one year and fail miserably and lie about it then expect to turn up a year late. Posting a 7 figure bond is not exactly something that is going to commit Chad. He got $1.65 billion for youtube. Kick them out and give the entry to a team that is serious about F1

    Agreed

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:11

    The pained look on Bob Varsha's face when he was reading that out.

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:12

    I (heart) Dave Dispain

    Great rant on USF1 on Windtunnel tonight.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 02:12

    The pained look on Bob Varsha's face when he was reading that out.

    Oooh was there a video too? I'm a flash free zone at the mo

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:13

    Oooh was there a video too? I'm a flash free zone at the mo

    There is a video on that link.

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:13

    http://formula...for-delay-until-2011/

    My god, who the heck do these guys think they are. This is absolutely crazy. Jean Todt... stop this NOW!

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:17

    Great rant on USF1 on Windtunnel tonight.

    Can't find a link to it.

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:18

    http://formula...for-delay-until-2011/

    This is why you shoot a injured horse...

    That the title of my next blog rant.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:18

    Missed - I'm sure it'll be found somewhere though

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:18

    Can't find a link to it.

    It is on live right now.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:19

    I did my USF1 blog rant last week - I don't feel the need to do it again. However, I may refer to USF1, Campos-Meta and Stefan GP in the title, but then just link to an episode of Fawlty Towers

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:20

    *on a new post that is.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:20

    That the title of my next blog rant.

    I could see the point if they were changing the management or had found financing too late for this season but as far as we know they have made no progress at all and have no idea how to make progress. The only thing they have is a 7 figure deposit.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 02:21

    I'm calling time on today I think. Might curl up with a hot drink and watch university challenge.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:21

    I am surprised none of the tree huggers complains about the Olympics burning a flame for no reason.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:21

    The only thing they have is a 7 figure deposit.

    Which in F1-land, is not a whole lot

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:22

    I'm calling time on today I think. Might curl up with a hot drink and watch university challenge.

    Good night. Try not to work your brain too hard answering the questions or you won't sleep

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:23

    Which in F1-land, is not a whole lot

    Especially when they have a billionaire on board

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:23

    I could see the point if they were changing the management or had found financing too late for this season but as far as we know they have made no progress at all and have no idea how to make progress. The only thing they have is a 7 figure deposit.

    I think Chad is desperate to make his money back. Even if it takes a little more money to make a lot more money.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 02:23

    Good night. Try not to work your brain too hard answering the questions or you won't sleep

    No chance of that. I don't even understand most of the questions.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 02:24

    Which in F1-land, is not a whole lot

    Can I have it?

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:24

    Night Alison...

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:27

    Can I have it?

    If you phone them and promise them an entry next year probably but don't be surprised if it is monopoly money

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:33

    PING: http://www.racingeagles.com/2010/02/this-is-why-you-shoot-an-injured-horse.html

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:35

    PING: http://www.rac...an-injured-horse.html

    That header is even crueller than the Titanic

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 02:36

    PING: http://www.rac...an-injured-horse.html

    I'm waiting for someone to jump out and shout "SURPRIIIIIISSE"

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:38

    I am surprised people are blaming Max and Bernie and others are saying it is a timing issue. When Peter Windsor who is supposed to be head of he team has no clue what is going on , on his own shop floor the location of the blame is pretty obvious

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:39

    That header is even crueller than the Titanic

    I couldn't find a decent photo of an Effland chassis.

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:40

    I am surprised people are blaming Max and Bernie and others are saying it is a timing issue. When Peter Windsor who is supposed to be head of he team has no clue what is going on , on his own shop floor the location of the blame is pretty obvious

    I don't think he is with the team anymore. I think he jumped ship to take his old job at SpeedTV again.

    He is going to be especially annoying this year because of this.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:40

    I couldn't find a decent photo of an Effland chassis.

    I had one but its not on this computer

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:41

    I don't think he is with the team anymore. I think he jumped ship to take his old job at SpeedTV again.

    Really? How can he question anyone else as a journalist. He will get laughed at if not by the people he deals with then by his audience.

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:44

    Really? How can he question anyone else as a journalist. He will get laughed at if not by the people he deals with then by his audience.

    I think he needs to go away for a while. People called me cruel for writing this. I regret the tone but I don't regret the message.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:46

    I couldn't find a decent photo of an Effland chassis.

    Found a few but maybe not header quality.

    http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/studio/large/1972_Colani_Eifelland_Formula_One_South-Africa.jpg

    http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/studio/large/1971_Colani_Eifelland_Formula_One.jpg

    http://www.research-racing.de/gpx1955.jpg

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 02:49

    Thanks Steven. That first one will be a header next week.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:56

    I think he needs to go away for a while. People called me cruel for writing this. I regret the tone but I don't regret the message.

    I think your post is fine. I really don't get what people are moaning about. Windsor promised to be more open than any other team and never said another word. They went on at length about Windshear then decided that the car would be 100% CFD. Call me a cynic but it is a lot easier to fake doing CFD work than windtunnel work. They claimed to have three year's funding but in the end they had buttons.

    Windsor cannot go back to being a TV journalist because the first time he says to someone that they have underachieved or should be doing better or that he thought they would do better they are going to just pick on him.

    It is reminiscent of a TV presenter in the UK. There is a satirical newsquiz called Have I got news for you which was hosted by Angus Deayton. Unfortunately for him the press caught him indulging in the kind of things Max likes to do in his spare time. There are two teams with a permanent captain and a politician or similar and a big part of the show was the host winding up the guest for laughs. He was really good at it but he only lasted one series after his indiscretion because every time he made a comment about one of the guests they turned it round on him. Windsor is in the same situation.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 02:56

    Thanks Steven. That first one will be a header next week.

    Ilove the bing image search

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 03:01

    It is reminiscent of a TV presenter in the UK. There is a satirical newsquiz called Have I got news for you which was hosted by Angus Deayton. Unfortunately for him the press caught him indulging in the kind of things Max likes to do in his spare time. There are two teams with a permanent captain and a politician or similar and a big part of the show was the host winding up the guest for laughs. He was really good at it but he only lasted one series after his indiscretion because every time he made a comment about one of the guests they turned it round on him. Windsor is in the same situation.

    Actually one of my favourite episodes of the show

    :D

  • Webby01/03/2010 at 03:01

    Dan I love that title and I loved the blog post that is "cruel"

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 03:02

    Here's my response to the latest bit of news from the new teams

    http://formula1archive.blogspot.com/2010/03/story-of-usf1-campos-meta-and-stefan-gp.html

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 03:03

    Actually one of my favourite episodes of the show

    :D

    There was the best part of a series like that. When Christine Hamilton started having a go you knew he was finished

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 03:04

    Here's my response to the latest bit of news from the new teams

    http://formula...ta-and-stefan-gp.html

    I think I will treat myself to some Basil tomorrow

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 03:04

    There was the best part of a series like that. When Christine Hamilton started having a go you knew he was finished

    Yeah, but it was true - after that, all he could do was shrug his shoulders, because his power of comeback had been taken away from him.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 03:05

    Shatner at the Olympics. That video screen system they have looks like the U2 one

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 03:13

    Here's my response to the latest bit of news from the new teams

    http://formula...ta-and-stefan-gp.html

    :)

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 03:47

    This latest news about the USF1 team reminds me of a friend of mine. He "postponed" his wedding the week before it was to happen. Plenty of apologies to all the folks coming in for the wedding as well as paying out for broken contracts with the caterer, photographer, etc. He said they were only setting another date, 6 months in the future, cause they wanted to it in a Winter Wonderland.

    Short ending, 10 years later, he's still single. She's married now to another, much more stable man.

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 03:49

    For Christine - though she's probably asleep for the night - baby panda video:

    http://video.ap.org/?f=WASEA&pid=DChVb3_NaVTIoJjTXNTfYgw7_brd7MRS

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 04:05

    For Christine - though she's probably asleep for the night - baby panda video:

    I have e-mailed her a link to this comment so she will see it Eric.

    With that it is good night from me.

  • Kevin G.01/03/2010 at 04:22

    ;_;

    Ah well, guess it's back to Force India as my underdog of choice.

    I would be shocked if USF1 got anything less than the full Prodrive-style dismissal by the FIA.

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 04:42

    back among the living after weekend of house moving, bookshelves falling, ice hockey watching, mistakenly erasing 4 years of gmail emails ... TGIMarch ...

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 05:25

    Morning all :)

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:06

    in my quest to find the oddest piece of media to make me tear up I think I have a new winner:

    The commentary on an episode of the Simpsons.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:07

    in my quest to find the oddest piece of media to make me tear up I think I have a new winner:

    The commentary on an episode of the Simpsons.

    Blimey!

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:08

    Blimey!

    It's the one with The Who and Roger Daltrey was talking about how he likes that when he watches it he gets to hear John Entwistles voice again and I went 'wahhhh'

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:09

    It's the one with The Who and Roger Daltrey was talking about how he likes that when he watches it he gets to hear John Entwistles voice again and I went 'wahhhh'

    Ahhh... I see... That makes sense.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:09

    My iPhone has been syncing for a seriously long time... I am now officially worried about it.

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:10

    Ahhh... I see... That makes sense.

    Yesterday I went hunting for an ad on youtube that made me cry 10 years ago. Turns out it still does. I am a terrible person to attend things in public with.

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:10

    My iPhone has been syncing for a seriously long time... I am now officially worried about it.

    oh noes! My new desk buddy at work has two iPhones and an iPod touch. I think he would fit in here.

  • Jeremy01/03/2010 at 06:12

    oh noes! My new desk buddy at work has two iPhones and an iPod touch. I think he would fit in here.

    amateur :P

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:13

    oh noes! My new desk buddy at work has two iPhones and an iPod touch. I think he would fit in here.

    It must have heard me commenting... It's finished now.

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:13

    It must have heard me commenting... It's finished now.

    good iPhone. *pats*

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:13

    oh noes! My new desk buddy at work has two iPhones and an iPod touch. I think he would fit in here.

    Has he ever live streamed a video stream of one iPhone from the other?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:14

    Has he ever live streamed a video stream of one iPhone from the other?

    Somehow I doubt it, sadly

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:15

    good iPhone. *pats*

    I turned your virtual pat into a real one

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:16

    I almost had a blue shirt disaster this morning and would have had to wear a different colour except for the hard working diligence of some late night washing machine work! And luckily it was dry this morning.

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:17

    I almost had a blue shirt disaster this morning and would have had to wear a different colour except for the hard working diligence of some late night washing machine work! And luckily it was dry this morning.

    Phew! Alex in another colour isn't really Alex.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:18

    Phew! Alex in another colour isn't really Alex.

    I have worn white shirts to work on 2 occasions. Both times when I have been going to a funeral.

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 06:18

    anybody has any idea why James Allen's site consists at the moment of nothing other than blank white screen ?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 06:20

    I have worn white shirts to work on 2 occasions. Both times when I have been going to a funeral.

    I give you permission to wear blue to my funeral.

  • Jeremy01/03/2010 at 06:20

    anybody has any idea why James Allen's site consists at the moment of nothing other than blank white screen ?

    polar bear in a snow storm?

    maybe they forgot to pay a bill?

  • Jeremy01/03/2010 at 06:24

    I almost had a blue shirt disaster this morning and would have had to wear a different colour except for the hard working diligence of some late night washing machine work! And luckily it was dry this morning.

    I bought an 'Alex' shirt today but it has little white dots all over. Jeanswest had a sale on and I got three collared shirts ($11.24 each!) and two pairs of jeans for $139 total. I am king of the bargain shoppers.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 06:49

    I give you permission to wear blue to my funeral.

    noted :)

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 07:14

    noted :)

    I plan on sticking around another 70 years so you might have to wait a while.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 07:15

    Morning all,

    I linked to a post I wrote introducing Fantasy Racers yesterday during Giggles Radio, so if you missed it, here it is again: http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/fantasy-racers-2010-introduction/

    Hopefully this will help you with your picks this year ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 07:21

    Morning folks,

    Just posted my interview with Daniel Ricciardo - now off to work and stuff....

    Hooray, etc...

    http://formula1archive.blogspot.com/2010/03/interview-daniel-ricciardo-2009-british.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 07:24

    May be back this evening after work if I can keep my eyes open

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 08:02

    Morning guys. Free interwebs on ma phone ran out, so have to use a proper phone!

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 08:39

    I linked to a post I wrote introducing Fantasy Racers yesterday during Giggles Radio, so if you missed it, here it is again: http://f1numbe...rs-2010-introduction/

    I didn't put it in today's daily as it's all self-centred links today. Figured it deserved a bit more than a 'by the way' :)

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 08:42

    Morning all!! (or evening for some) :-)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:42

    I linked to a post I wrote introducing Fantasy Racers yesterday during Giggles Radio, so if you missed it, here it is again: http://f1numbe...rs-2010-introduction/

    I didn't put it in today's daily as it's all self-centred links today. Figured it deserved a bit more than a 'by the way' :)

    No probs ;)

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 08:43

    Morning folks,

    Just posted my interview with Daniel Ricciardo - now off to work and stuff....

    Hooray, etc...

    Awesome interview. I love seeing young Italian-Australian's making it in Europe :-) (maybe cos I never could)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:44

    Morning folks,

    Just posted my interview with Daniel Ricciardo - now off to work and stuff....

    Hooray, etc...

    Awesome interview. I love seeing young Italian-Australian's making it in Europe :-) (maybe cos I never could)

    I think he is the next 'anointed one' for Red Bull if he has a good year...

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 08:45

    I think he is the next 'anointed one' for Red Bull if he has a good year...

    I secretly want Hartley to smash him. Which isn't really a secret. And probably won't happen.

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 08:47

    I secretly want Hartley to smash him. Which isn't really a secret. And probably won't happen.

    Ha!! No chance Amy... Ricciardo is the real deal :-) Sorry to break it to you.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:47

    I think he is the next 'anointed one' for Red Bull if he has a good year...

    I secretly want Hartley to smash him. Which isn't really a secret. And probably won't happen.

    Same here TBH. Although Ricci sounds like a decent guy, it would be really awesome to see a Kiwi in F1 again...

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 08:48

    Same here TBH. Although Ricci sounds like a decent guy, it would be really awesome to see a Kiwi in F1 again...

    Kiwi?

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:48

    Same here TBH. Although Ricci sounds like a decent guy, it would be really awesome to see a Kiwi in F1 again...

    Kiwi?

    Bartley's a Kiwi, is he not?

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 08:50

    Bartley's a Kiwi, is he not?

    my bad.. I misread. I thought you were speaking about Ricciardo. Yeah, Hartley is Kiwi. Sorry!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:52

    Bartley's a Kiwi, is he not?

    my bad.. I misread. I thought you were speaking about Ricciardo. Yeah, Hartley is Kiwi. Sorry!

    S'alright - was a badly written sentence by me anyways ;)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:55

    Is James Allen's site down again?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 08:57

    I secretly want Hartley to smash him. Which isn't really a secret. And probably won't happen.

    Ha!! No chance Amy... Ricciardo is the real deal :-) Sorry to break it to you.

    I suspect Hartley will beat him this year, he has been getting better and better, Riccardo will make it to f1, but i haven't seen anything to convince me he is going to be a star just yet

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 08:58

    Is James Allen's site down again?

    I expect he keeps trying to commentate on the people who are trying to fix it, which might slow them down ;)

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 08:59

    I suspect Hartley will beat him this year, he has been getting better and better, Riccardo will make it to f1, but i haven't seen anything to convince me he is going to be a star just yet

    Well, I suppose we have another story to follow then in 2010. *watch this space*

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 08:59

    I secretly want Hartley to smash him. Which isn't really a secret. And probably won't happen.

    Ha!! No chance Amy... Ricciardo is the real deal :-) Sorry to break it to you.

    I suspect Hartley will beat him this year, he has been getting better and better, Riccardo will make it to f1, but i haven't seen anything to convince me he is going to be a star just yet

    Oh no - if you think he will then that's just ruined his chances :(

  • Lorenzo01/03/2010 at 09:00

    I expect he keeps trying to commentate on the people who are trying to fix it, which might slow them down ;)

    I think he is yet to explain the problem to the tech guys, because he hasn't gotten through his usual 45min "Lewis Hamilton preamble".

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:05

    Morning all. I have yet to find welsh cakes in uni :(

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 09:06

    ping: http://www.racingeagles.com/2010/03/season-preview-att-williams-f1.html

    I think you will like question one Mr. C.

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:08

    I think you will like question one Mr. C.

    Well - where's the answer?!

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 09:09

    Well - where's the answer?!

    I wish I knew... I wish I knew...

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 09:10

    Hallo. I'm in my new flat. I want my old one back :(

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:10

    I wish I knew... I wish I knew...

    :D

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:11

    Hallo. I'm in my new flat. I want my old one back :(

    Does the new one still come with snow?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 09:11

    Hallo. I'm in my new flat. I want my old one back :(

    :(

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 09:14

    Does the new one still come with snow?

    yes, snow is a basic feature of each flat. But it is soooooo messy. (not dirty messy just messy messy)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:14

    Morning all. I have yet to find welsh cakes in uni :(

    Is that your pet name? ;)

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:15

    Is that your pet name? ;)

    Is what in the where now?

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 09:15

    Is James Allen's site down again?

    white-out

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 09:16

    Is what in the where now?

    Pet name, term of adoration, that kind of thing. ;)

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:16

    Is what in the where now?

    hehe

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:16

    yes, snow is a basic feature of each flat. But it is soooooo messy. (not dirty messy just messy messy)

    If you find a way to solve that problem please let me know!

    The only way i can see to fix it for myself at the moment is to move...

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:16

    Is that your pet name? ;)

    Is what in the where now?

    Is 'Welsh cakes' your pet name, like sweetie or honey?

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:16

    Pet name, term of adoration, that kind of thing. ;)

    Oh, no, they are cakes made in wales made to celebrate St David. How they came to the name Welsh Cakes is beyond me

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 09:17

    Is what in the where now?

    I had never heard of St Davids day before. Now I know stuff! #learningaboutwelshroots

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:17

    Is 'Welsh cakes' your pet name, like sweetie or honey?

    I think it is now! :D

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 09:17

    If you find a way to solve that problem please let me know!

    I was thinking about locking my flatmate out...

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:18

    I was thinking about locking my flatmate out...

    That's only fair. Tell them you can't find the key for all the mess.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 09:19

    The only way i can see to fix it for myself at the moment is to move...

    Can't you just throw stuff out?

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:19

    I had never heard of St Davids day before. Now I know stuff! #learningaboutwelshroots

    Children tend to wear welsh rugby tops if you're a boy or a welsh dress if you're a girl, and there are daffodils everywhere. Plus it's the sunniest day we've had all year so far!

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 09:19

    That's only fair. Tell them you can't find the key for all the mess.

    sounds like a plan

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:19

    I think it is now! :D

    urm, no. ;)

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 09:19

    Children tend to wear welsh rugby tops if you're a boy or a welsh dress if you're a girl, and there are daffodils everywhere. Plus it's the sunniest day we've had all year so far!

    Suddenly the fact that my uncles name is David makes sense.

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 09:19

    Can't you just throw stuff out?

    I have to talk to her tonight. Bathroom stuff does not belong in the kitchen drawers.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 09:20

    I have to talk to her tonight. Bathroom stuff does not belong in the kitchen drawers.

    I can see that if it's not your stuff, throwing it out might be tricky :)

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:20

    Suddenly the fact that my uncles name is David makes sense.

    Dafydd! :P

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:21

    I think it is now! :D

    urm, no. ;)

    First we had Jonny, now we have welsh cakes, its nickname season!

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:21

    Dafydd! :P

    I could make a joke about gays in the village, but I wont. ;-)

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 09:21

    Children tend to wear welsh rugby tops if you're a boy or a welsh dress if you're a girl, and there are daffodils everywhere. Plus it's the sunniest day we've had all year so far!

    Never mind all that, what is this welsh cake of which you speak? Is it yummy?

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 09:22

    I can see that if it's not your stuff, throwing it out might be tricky :)

    the kitchen has 22 cupboards and drawers. One is free for me. I think I'm justified to throw her stuff on the balcony, right? :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:22

    Children tend to wear welsh rugby tops if you're a boy or a welsh dress if you're a girl, and there are daffodils everywhere. Plus it's the sunniest day we've had all year so far!

    Never mind all that, what is this welsh cake of which you speak? Is it yummy?

    Oh those cakes! Yes they are!

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:23

    Never mind all that, what is this welsh cake of which you speak? Is it yummy?

    They are like scones but fruitier and tastier. And flourier. if that evn makes sense. They're yummy!!

    There is a bakery wgho makes them...

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 09:23

    Pray tell, what exactly is a "Welsh Cake"? What makes it distinctively Welsh?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 09:23

    Dafydd! :P

    his middle name is Marks and my grandfathers name was Marks as well. Is this a Welsh thing or was my great grandmoth pluralising a name for no reason?

    Thankfully my cousins name is Mark because my uncle realised that you don't need an s on the end of your name if you are one person.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:23

    Pray tell, what exactly is a "Welsh Cake"? What makes it distinctively Welsh?

    You're a baker and you don't know? How did you pass the bakery test? :D

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:24

    Oh those cakes! Yes they are!

    om nom nom. I think I have some hot cross buns herer somewhere......

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 09:24

    They are like scones but fruitier and tastier. And flourier. if that evn makes sense. They're yummy!!

    Mmm, cake. I hope you find some.

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 09:25

    Oh there is *plenty* I don't know. That's one of the joys of the job, learning hew things all the time.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:27

    Oh there is *plenty* I don't know. That's one of the joys of the job, learning hew things all the time.

    Then you have an awesome job ;)

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 09:29

    Please understand, I'm of Eastern European descent, also, in the area of the US I'm in, we have heavy German influences. That skews the more regional delicacies I'm aware of.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:30

    Please understand, I'm of Eastern European descent, also, in the area of the US I'm in, we have heavy German influences. That skews the more regional delicacies I'm aware of.

    Ooh really? What sort of things are you talking about then? Can you make any Danish pastries?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:31

    Please understand, I'm of Eastern European descent, also, in the area of the US I'm in, we have heavy German influences. That skews the more regional delicacies I'm aware of.

    All this talk of baking has made me crave an eccles cake

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:32

    Ooh really? What sort of things are you talking about then? Can you make any Danish pastries?

    I wonder why danish pastries dont have danish bacon on them...

    someone should fix that

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:32

    Ooh really? What sort of things are you talking about then? Can you make any Danish pastries?

    I wonder why danish pastries dont have danish bacon on them...

    someone should fix that

    Because they are sweet?

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:33

    Looks like Joe is hoping to do another event before the british GP :)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:34

    Because they are sweet?

    Bacon is Meat Candy

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 09:34

    From my background, mum was Hungarian, here's an example:

    http://www.recipezaar.com/Hungarian-Angel-Wing-Fry-Cookies-Csoroge-5140

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:35

    From my background, mum was Hungarian, here's an example:

    http://www.rec...-Cookies-Csoroge-5140

    Cool. My colleague is Hungarian and has introduced us to Palinka, amongst other things ;)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:35

    Because they are sweet?

    Bacon is Meat Candy

    I'll bet it is where you live ;)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 09:36

    All this talk of baking has made me crave an eccles cake

    Reminds me of Eccles tone. :D

    Hello all.

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 09:37

    Since your colleague is Hungarian, make up a batch of this someday. Hungarian comfort food: http://www.bigoven.com/163455-Hungarian-Cabbage-Rolls-recipe.html

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:38

    I'll bet it is where you live ;)

    I bought a grill yesterday, i am so getting bacon for dinner!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:39

    I'll bet it is where you live ;)

    I bought a grill yesterday, i am so getting bacon for dinner!

    Can you buy it in Dubai? Cool!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:43

    http://whathappenedinmybirthyear.com/

    Takes a while to print out, but so far it looks pretty cool!

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:45

    Takes a while to print out, but so far it looks pretty cool!

    It mentioned sidepodcast, what the hell?!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:46

    Takes a while to print out, but so far it looks pretty cool!

    It mentioned sidepodcast, what the hell?!

    What????

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 09:47

    What????

    It started off for me:

    In 1988, the world was a different place.

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Sidepodcast, for that matter.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 09:47

    What????

    It started off for me:

    In 1988, the world was a different place.

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Sidepodcast, for that matter.

    I just got Google or Yahoo...

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 09:49

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Sidepodcast, for that matter.

    I bet it's reading in the referrer site, and adding it in.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 09:52

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Sidepodcast, for that matter.

    Excellent!

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:53

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Sidepodcast, for that matter.

    That's what I got too.

    Then something about.....well, better not tell :-)

  • paul01/03/2010 at 09:57

    Did anyone take Joe's bok for him to sign on Friday?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 09:59

    Did anyone take Joe's bok for him to sign on Friday?

    Joe has a springbok?

    :P

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:01

    Joe has a springbok?

    Hmm that might be a bit hard to move around I guess.

    book perhaps?

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 10:05

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Sidepodcast, for that matter.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/no-google-yahoo-sidepodcast-jpg

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:08

    I bet it's reading in the referrer site, and adding it in.

    We were talking about using that the other day, i forgot to look up if you can turn it off, anyone know if it is possible?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:09

    Hmm that might be a bit hard to move around I guess.

    book perhaps?

    I am really enjoying reading it, Im playing though the EA rip-oof game too, which is also really good

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:11

    Hmm that might be a bit hard to move around I guess.

    book perhaps?

    I am really enjoying reading it, Im playing though the EA rip-oof game too, which is also really good

    How close is it?

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 10:12

    How close is it?

    From what I've read, no similarity whatsoever. I didn't like the game anyways. toop clumsy for my liking.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 10:13

    Thought this was a nice Tom Pryce tribute from F1 Badger

    http://www.f1badger.com/2010/03/tom-pryce/

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:15

    Thought this was a nice Tom Pryce tribute from F1 Badger

    http://www.f1b...om/2010/03/tom-pryce/

    Did I ever tell you my brother-in-law's dad stood at that corner and watched the aftermath of that accident? Because they never saw the collision, the crowd had no idea what was happening...

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:16

    How close is it?

    Not very, It has a beginning which is similar in nature but massively different in context.

    Its set in the same era, but it has very different characters and focus on very different things.

    Id recommend reading and playing at the same time, really gives you a good feel for the era

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:17

    From what I've read, no similarity whatsoever. I didn't like the game anyways. toop clumsy for my liking.

    It took a while to adapt from Assasins creed, but i dont think i have played a game with so much freeplay.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 10:18

    Good morning

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 10:20

    Well I was hoping to hold back the article that Steven Roy kindly wrote for us but the USF1 situation will insist on changing by the hour: http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=2807

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:31

    Well I was hoping to hold back the article that Steven Roy kindly wrote for us but the USF1 situation will insist on changing by the hour: http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=2807

    Interesting thoughts

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:32

    Well I was hoping to hold back the article that Steven Roy kindly wrote for us but the USF1 situation will insist on changing by the hour: http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=2807

    Interesting thoughts

    Yeah they are indeed.

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:33

    Yeah they are indeed.

    Not sure I can agree with everything, but the FIA still look like fools

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:36

    I Think letting USF1 enter in 2011 is the most sensible thing i have heard come out of them in a while.

    It was always going to be chaos trying to get 3 new teams to enter the sport at once, especially with the economy as it was at the time, there just wasnt the sponsorship to go around.

    I hope they go get to enter next year, It will give them something to look forward to. It will also endure they come in as a stable team and not one pitching and rolling as would happen otherwise

    Im not entirely convinced this Stefan guy isnt just Qadbak 2.0.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:39

    I Think letting USF1 enter in 2011 is the most sensible thing i have heard come out of them in a while.

    I agree, everyone gets to save face here.

    It was always going to be chaos trying to get 3 new teams to enter the sport at once, especially with the economy as it was at the time, there just wasnt the sponsorship to go around.

    Maybe nowadays, but in the old days this was very normal

    I hope they go get to enter next year, It will give them something to look forward to. It will also endure they come in as a stable team and not one pitching and rolling as would happen otherwise

    Im not entirely convinced this Stefan guy isnt just Qadbak 2.0.

    What is troubling here is how similar they are to an organisation called 'PhoenixGP', which supposedly bought the defunct Prost assets and claimed that because they had a car they had a right to race. Turned out they were just turning up to get the money...

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:40

    I Think letting USF1 enter in 2011 is the most sensible thing i have heard come out of them in a while.

    Why would that be any better? USF1 have been around as long or longer than all the others, and have produced nothing. Propping up teams is a bad idea, and will never last.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:42

    I Think letting USF1 enter in 2011 is the most sensible thing i have heard come out of them in a while.

    Why would that be any better? USF1 have been around as long or longer than all the others, and have produced nothing. Propping up teams is a bad idea, and will never last.

    Because it's now about the FIA saving face and justifying a flawed process, while giving the team a shot at competing without penalising the heck out of them and running them into the ground...

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 10:43

    I Think letting USF1 enter in 2011 is the most sensible thing i have heard come out of them in a while.

    I do not think they should be automatically allowed to enter in 2011 ... they failed once, unlike the other new teams they have been working on their F1 entry for years, way before the budget cap talk came out ...there is no guarantee they would make it in 2011. I think if they can't make it this time then FIA should simply take a note, open the new selection process and do it properly this time

    I am afraid that as far as Stefan is concerned, this step from USF1 is the end of their hopes ... if they can't take over USF1 entry there is no other way their entry can get approved by all other teams ...

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:43

    Why would that be any better? USF1 have been around as long or longer than all the others, and have produced nothing. Propping up teams is a bad idea, and will never last.

    It is a sound idea, it has just been executed badly. Its not propping up, they wont be paid for 2010, let them enter in 2011 when they are ready

    It will be good for the sport to have them there. Far better than Stefan in any case

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 10:43

    Why would that be any better? USF1 have been around as long or longer than all the others, and have produced nothing. Propping up teams is a bad idea, and will never last.

    Agreed. USF1 announced their intent before even any budget cap was announced. Yet those who entered on the premise of a budget cap are still around. What chance does USF1 have?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 10:44

    I do not think they should be automatically allowed to enter in 2011 ... they failed once, unlike the other new teams they have been working on their F1 entry for years, way before the budget cap talk came out ...there is no guarantee they would make it in 2011. I think if they can't make it this time then FIA should simply take a note, open the new selection process and do it properly this time

    Good point. Heck, if they did it to Prodrive, they should do it with USF1 too.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 10:44

    Cheers for the compliments folks

    I'm going to try and sort out some more interviews with drivers and personnel if I can

    :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:45

    I do not think they should be automatically allowed to enter in 2011 ... they failed once, unlike the other new teams they have been working on their F1 entry for years, way before the budget cap talk came out ...there is no guarantee they would make it in 2011. I think if they can't make it this time then FIA should simply take a note, open the new selection process and do it properly this time

    I agree they shouldn't get an automatic entry - but they should get deferred....

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:47

    Agreed. USF1 announced their intent before even any budget cap was announced. Yet those who entered on the premise of a budget cap are still around. What chance does USF1 have?

    Its more down to sponsorship.

    They should have limited it to 1 or 2 teams per year, dumping 3 in at once was silly.

    Will the other teams survive? I expect lotus will be there, but you have to question if the virgin car will be able to finish races

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 10:48

    They should have limited it to 1 or 2 teams per year, dumping 3 in at once was silly.

    Will the other teams survive? I expect lotus will be there, but you have to question if the virgin car will be able to finish races

    Limiting the new teams does not affect the speed or reliability of them though?

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 10:49

    I agree they shouldn't get an automatic entry - but they should get deferred....

    deferred till when ? they should either show up with the car in Bahrain, sell it to whoever (Stefan in this case) or give it up. If they give it up then there is a vacancy. FIA should start new selection and USF1 should apply same as any other potential team. Until now USF1 is nothing other than a potential team although with an entry and part of the concorde

    just imagine that if not for Toyota exit Sauber team could have been in Stefan's situation today ...

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 10:50

    I Think letting USF1 enter in 2011 is the most sensible thing i have heard come out of them in a while.

    it stops stefan entering

    but I'm not convinced that USF1 will do a better job if you give them an extra year to prepare - the management is running around like a bunch of headless chickens

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:51

    They should have limited it to 1 or 2 teams per year, dumping 3 in at once was silly.

    But USF1 were talking themselves up ages ago. They had all the time in the world. I think their problems might be more to do with management than lack of sponsorship

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:51

    deferred till when ? they should either show up with the car in Bahrain, sell it to whoever (Stefan in this case) or give it up. If they give it up then there is a vacancy. FIA should start new selection and USF1 should apply same as any other potential team. Until now USF1 is nothing other than a potential team although with an entry and part of the concorde

    If the FIA open up a new process, we can almost be certain it wont be fair and open. Propbaby resulting in the place going to Stefan.

    I dont think their will be another chance to get F1 into the US for a while, it makes far more sense to have them in if it can be done, and i supect Chad will get more involved to ensure it does

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 10:52

    But USF1 were talking themselves up ages ago. They had all the time in the world. I think their problems might be more to do with management than lack of sponsorship

    Lotus have had less time than USF1

    it's not time that's their problem though - hey they worked over christmas! ;-)

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:52

    it stops stefan entering

    That's just manipulation. Who is to stay Stefan is less suitable than Windsor's little play thing?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 10:53

    FIA should start new selection and USF1 should apply same as any other potential team. Until now USF1 is nothing other than a potential team although with an entry and part of the concorde

    I would agree with that... it's up to USF1 to prove they are more likely to show up in 2011 than anyone else

  • F1Wolf01/03/2010 at 10:54

    If the FIA open up a new process, we can almost be certain it wont be fair and open. Propbaby resulting in the place going to Stefan.

    that is one of the possible scenarios. but whatever there may be behind Stefan and their long term intentions, I do not see how would selecting Stefan (with cars and drivers) be worse than giving chance to USF1 (with no cars, no drivers) ...

  • paul01/03/2010 at 10:55

    I would agree with that... it's up to USF1 to prove they are more likely to show up in 2011 than anyone else

    The big problem is there seems to be no published criteria for entry. Who will they pick?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 10:55

    That's just manipulation. Who is to stay Stefan is less suitable than Windsor's little play thing?

    one of them reportedly has a car, and three drivers... the other is building toasters... sounds more suitable to me

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 10:57

    That's just manipulation. Who is to stay Stefan is less suitable than Windsor's little play thing?

    Windsor has been involved in F1 for years.

    People who no one has heard of that suddenly turn up at sporting organisations with promises of mountains of cash are more often than not up to no good.

    I dont think Windsor is the problem at USF1, Ken Anderson was supposed to be building a car.

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:01

    I dont think Windsor is the problem at USF1, Ken Anderson was supposed to be building a car.

    Well there were big problems somewhere. At least Stefan has cars.

    I really wished USF1 had worked, but this lot don't seem capable

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:02

    Well there were big problems somewhere. At least Stefan has cars.

    But what use are cars without tyres? :P

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:03

    But what use are cars without tyres? :P

    Not much. I hear Avon have some :D

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 11:03

    I dont think Windsor is the problem at USF1, Ken Anderson was supposed to be building a car.

    Neither seems to have the slightest clue what the other or anyone else at the team is doing. It really wouldn't surprise me if Windsor's rant about working over Christmas came as a surprise to the team when they came back to work in January after a two week holiday.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 11:04

    But what use are cars without tyres? :P

    Well they would have tyres if they were allowed in.

    The fact they never had any to test with suggests the FIA don't want them in.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:05

    Well they would have tyres if they were allowed in.

    The fact they never had any to test with suggests the FIA don't want them in.

    Have they done any crash tests?

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:06

    Well they would have tyres if they were allowed in.

    The fact they never had any to test with suggests the FIA don't want them in.

    The brave new world isn't so brave is it? Thanks Jean!

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 11:06

    People who no one has heard of that suddenly turn up at sporting organisations with promises of mountains of cash are more often than not up to no good.

    I'm not saying I'm overly keen about having Stefan... but at the moment they are infinitely more suitable than a toaster manufacturer

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:11

    I'm not saying I'm overly keen about having Stefan... but at the moment they are infinitely more suitable than a toaster manufacturer

    I Am quite keen to see JV back on the grid, but i fear if they do get in then it could all end badly.

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:12

    I Am quite keen to see JV back on the grid, but i fear if they do get in then it could all end badly.

    You're talking about baggy race suits aren't you? :D

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 11:12

    I Am quite keen to see JV back on the grid, but i fear if they do get in then it could all end badly.

    who for?

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:13

    who for?

    JV. One of these day's he'll trip on his pants and fall down.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 11:14

    I Am quite keen to see JV back on the grid, but i fear if they do get in then it could all end badly.

    seeing how far off the pace lotus and virgin are, I can't see them wanting a second-hand toyota in a million years - it'll totally kill their chances of making Q2 which already looks like requiring a miracle

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:17

    who for?

    F1, we don't really need another scandal!

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:17

    As much as id love to see JV back, there is no way on earth that Stefan would be allowed in. Even if the FIA were that obtuse to grant them entry, im sure the teams it would affect the most would soon protest and then we'd have another messy WMSC hearing etc.

    F1 needs another PR disaster like i need another donut!!

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:18

    mmmmm donuts.

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:19

    mmmmm donuts.

    LOL

  • Benji01/03/2010 at 11:20

    Can anyone suggest a name for my fantasy racers team? Im determined to make more of an effort this year, don't know where Womble Racing finished last season in the end.

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:21

    Chad "hugo reyes" Hurley must surely want some of his coin back?

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:22

    Can anyone suggest a name for my fantasy racers team? Im determined to make more of an effort this year, don't know where Womble Racing finished last season in the end.

    Name it after your favourite corner in F1, then make it sound seedy like i did :-)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:22

    Can anyone suggest a name for my fantasy racers team? Im determined to make more of an effort this year, don't know where Womble Racing finished last season in the end.

    As the reigning 2010 champion i suppose i should sign up for it :P

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:23

    As the reigning 2010 champion i suppose i should sign up for it

    Oooh. competition then?

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:23

    Name it after your favourite corner in F1, then make it sound seedy like i did :-)

    Parabolica's......um......?

  • Benji01/03/2010 at 11:24

    Flying Elvis Racing will be on the 2010 grid :-)

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:24

    Parabolica's......um......?

    panties!

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:25

    panties!

    thats just bad. but so bad its funny

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:25

    I don't want to end up on the naughty step again.

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:25

    Ascari looks like an armpit. so Ascari's Armpit

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:26

    Im gonna be the Pirates of the 130ARRRRRRRR

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:26

    Right. ipod synced. I'm going to bed.

  • paul01/03/2010 at 11:26

    Im gonna be the Pirates of the 130ARRRRRRRR

    LOL!

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:27

    Im gonna be the Pirates of the 130ARRRRRRRR

    Sweet!!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 11:27

    I agree they shouldn't get an automatic entry - but they should get deferred....

    But why penalise them? What does that achieve?

  • KerbRider01/03/2010 at 11:28

    Right. ipod synced. I'm going to bed.

    Ditto. 'cept for the ipod bit. i did mine last nite ;-)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 11:32

    I agree they shouldn't get an automatic entry - but they should get deferred....

    But why penalise them? What does that achieve?

    What I think should happen is that USF1 get deferred, are closely monitored and have to apply for 2011. The slot opens up for Stefan or whoever else and then everyone's happy.

    Really, all the applicants should have been allowed in the first place and prove they could (1) build a car in time and (2) qualify in the top 26.

    It's the only fair and reasonable way to select teams and it used to work just fine...

  • Benji01/03/2010 at 11:32

    Can anyone tell me the sidepodcast league number? I want a rivalry with somebody to keep Flying Elvis Racing motivated for the whole season :-)

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 11:35

    Can anyone tell me the sidepodcast league number? I want a rivalry with somebody to keep Flying Elvis Racing motivated for the whole season :-)

    All the info is here: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/30/fantasy-racers-panda-racing-2010/

    :)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:37

    All the info is here: http://sidepod...rs-panda-racing-2010/

    Joined, Currently 204th, :P Thats quite a fall!

  • Benji01/03/2010 at 11:37

    Brilliant, thanks for that Christine. As you responded you are my rival who I aim to beat this season, it would be too easy to make Mr C going on last season's form.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 11:38

    Brilliant, thanks for that Christine. As you responded you are my rival who I aim to beat this season, it would be too easy to make Mr C going on last season's form.

    Hahaha! Don't tell him that, he's still sulking about it!

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 11:38

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/01/webber-reverses-his-fortunes-on-christines-rankings/

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 11:55

    Joined, Currently 204th, Thats quite a fall!

    You are a defending champion, right? You won under these rules last year. :D

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:56

    You are a defending champion, right? You won under these rules last year. :D

    I want a number 1 on my cars!

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 11:57

    I want a number 1 on my cars!

    Kathi will be 1a, and you'll be 1b. ;)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 11:58

    Kathi will be 1a, and you'll be 1b. ;)

    In that case i will be uber cool and have a Zero ;)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 11:58

    Kathi will be 1a, and you'll be 1b. ;)

    In that case i will be uber cool and have a Zero ;)

    Who will do a Schumacher and claim they prefer odd numbers?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 11:59

    In that case i will be uber cool and have a Zero

    :P

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:03

    In that case i will be uber cool and have a Zero

    I wish Alison was here right now ;)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:05

    I wish Alison was here right now ;)

    wha i do?

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:06

    I wish Alison was here right now ;)

    wha i do?

    I am sure she would have said something funny ;)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:09

    I am sure she would have said something funny ;)

    Hehe, shes not as funny as she makes out :P

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 12:13

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/03/01/us-f1-had-signed-rossiter-as-well-as-lopez-but-still-the-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:15

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    *Shakes Head*

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:17

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    Problem is that money was due in 2010 which was far too late. I wonder if we will ever find out who the sponsor who dropped out was?

    I suspect Ken and Peter decided to keep quiet when they realised they didnt have the cash, they should have been talking to Chad. As we have seen he is keen to be involved in F1, but they might have been worried he would bail.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:19

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    yet again, no surprise

    they're going to be in no state to take a 2011 slot either once their two drivers finish with them

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:20

    Why is James Allens site still down, i really need to link to it grr....

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:20

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    yet again, no surprise

    they're going to be in no state to take a 2011 slot either once their two drivers finish with them

    If they get a reprieve, they have to start all over again...

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:21

    Why is James Allens site still down, i really need to link to it grr....

    gmm will be rushing to say that he's folded a la USF1 website

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 12:26

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    On a somewhat related note, the 2006 Honda livery was gorgeous. Absolutely stunning.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:27

    Why is James Allens site still down, i really need to link to it grr....

    gmm will be rushing to say that he's folded a la USF1 website

    Our friend mike griffin hasn't seemed to have learned anything

    His latest post is just a rewrite of James latest article :(

    I will wait untill James's site is up before i call him out properly

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:30

    Why is James Allens site still down, i really need to link to it grr....

    gmm will be rushing to say that he's folded a la USF1 website

    Our friend mike griffin hasn't seemed to have learned anything

    His latest post is just a rewrite of James latest article :(

    I will wait untill James's site is up before i call him out properly

    Think about how asinine that is.

    He takes articles and rewrites them for his blog ... yet unlike GMM doesn't sell them for money? What's the point?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:33

    He takes articles and rewrites them for his blog ... yet unlike GMM doesn't sell them for money? What's the point?

    I think he assumes he can show the world he writes like a journalist, and from that he might get job offers.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:34

    His latest post is just a rewrite of James latest article :(

    very disappointing after everyone was actually very encouraging to him (I don't believe the abusive email claim)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:35

    very disappointing after everyone was actually very encouraging to him (I don't believe the abusive email claim)

    Neither do I.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:35

    I think he assumes he can show the world he writes like a journalist, and from that he might get job offers.

    has James Allen got a job? :-)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:37

    has James Allen got a job? :-)

    He writes for the financial times

    Mr Mike Is "F1 Times Chief Analyst Michael Griffin"

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 12:37

    has James Allen got a job?

    Doesn't he moderate the FIA F1 presscons?

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 12:37

    I will wait untill James's site is up before i call him out properly

    I can see a cached version of JA.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:37

    I think he assumes he can show the world he writes like a journalist, and from that he might get job offers.

    has James Allen got a job? :-)

    Dunno, he bums about the paddock and spends all day blogging ;)

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:38

    Dunno, he bums about the paddock and spends all day blogging ;)

    a perfect role model then :-D

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:39

    Doesn't he moderate the FIA F1 presscons?

    sometimes

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:39

    I can see a cached version of JA.

    ah, good plan! :D

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 12:39

    sometimes

    hasn't he replaced PW full-time?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:40

    Doesn't he moderate the FIA F1 presscons?

    does he get paid for that gig? or since he was bumming around the paddock anyway...

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 12:40

    Dunno, he bums about the paddock and spends all day blogging ;)

    a perfect role model then :-D

    Sounds quite the fanatic.

    Afternoon.

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 12:41

    does he get paid for that gig? or since he was bumming around the paddock anyway...

    i assume he gets paid. no way to know for sure, though.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:42

    I can see a cached version of JA.

    ah, good plan! :D

    Now, how do you compare the documents?

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 12:42

    ah, good plan! :D

    I think it's fair to say your assumption is correct.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 12:43

    Sounds quite the fanatic.

    Afternoon.

    not pitlane, btw...

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 12:43

    I will wait untill James's site is up before i call him out properly

    I see no similarities between

    "As expected, it looks like 2010 will be the closest season for a long time, with four teams clearly capable of winning races right off the bat"

    and

    "As expected it looks like the closest season for many years with four teams fighting for the overall victory"

    none at all. ;)

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 12:44

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    That's quite incredible. This has to be the worst case of mismanagement in years.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:45

    http://adamcoo...he-sums-didnt-add-up/

    So $16M in driver funding and STILL not enough. Goodness.

    That's quite incredible. This has to be the worst case of mismanagement in years.

    Considering teams have been spending 300m 16 probably isnt as much as it sounds

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 12:46

    Considering teams have been spending 300m 16 probably isnt as much as it sounds

    I think it is for a paid drive.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 12:46

    I think it is for a paid drive.

    not paid drive... pay drive

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:46

    I will wait untill James's site is up before i call him out properly

    I see no similarities between

    "As expected, it looks like 2010 will be the closest season for a long time, with four teams clearly capable of winning races right off the bat"

    and

    "As expected it looks like the closest season for many years with four teams fighting for the overall victory"

    none at all. ;)

    Compare and Contrast!

    http://michaelgriffinonf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/final-day-of-testing-proves-how-close-the-field-is/

    http://74.125.153.132/search?q=cache:e7Ta6tQE4CgJ:www.jamesallenonf1.com/+james+allen&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:47

    Compare and Contrast!

    What's the best way to compare articles then?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 12:48

    Compare and Contrast!

    its just amazing the way their thought process between which topic to put in which paragraph is identical.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 12:48

    What's the best way to compare articles then?

    You just need to read about three sentences and it's obvious.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:48

    What's the best way to compare articles then?

    Im not sure i follow you?

    Unless you are refering to meercats?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:48

    not pitlane, btw...

    my real identity is revealed!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 12:50

    What's the best way to compare articles then?

    You just need to read about three sentences and it's obvious.

    Oh, I can see it very clearly. Content, layout, style. What I want to know is, if there is a way to feed these two articles into a program and find out how similar they are - a more scientific approach ...

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 12:50

    Compare and Contrast!

    its just amazing the way their thought process between which topic to put in which paragraph is identical.

    Indeed so. That's the most striking thing about it.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 12:51

    Oh, I can see it very clearly. Content, layout, style. What I want to know is, if there is a way to feed these two articles into a program and find out how similar they are - a more scientific approach ...

    Oh, I'm sure there is. Just search for plagiarism checker and Google throws up loads.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:51

    Considering teams have been spending 300m 16 probably isnt as much as it sounds

    they've been checked out by the fia on more than one occasion, including in december. i don't think it's entirely a financial shortfall - they just don't seem to have the slightest clue what they're doing with the money

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 12:51

    Indeed so. That's the most striking thing about it.

    Did I tell you about this great idea I had on my blog? I am ranking the drivers. I decided to give Heikki points because he was funny on a specific micro blogging service. This is totally my idea.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:53

    Did I tell you about this great idea I had on my blog? I am ranking the drivers. I decided to give Heikki points because he was funny on a specific micro blogging service. This is totally my idea.

    wow... that could well be the definitive ranking system

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 12:55

    can somebody tell me in which box my camera is?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 12:56

    can somebody tell me in which box my camera is?

    is this like Deal or No Deal?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 12:56

    can somebody tell me in which box my camera is?

    the one marked Kamera.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 12:58

    can somebody tell me in which box my camera is?

    I guess our sterotypes of German Efficiency are not quite true! ;)

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 12:58

    the one marked Kamera.

    marked? What do you mean?

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 12:59

    I guess our sterotypes of German Efficiency are not quite true! ;)

    I move all my stuff within one hour. I'm quick not smart :)

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:00

    marked? What do you mean?

    I love labelling things.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:01

    I move all my stuff within one hour. I'm quick not smart :)

    well i could do that!

    You clearly wasted valuable time using boxes! :P

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 13:01

    I love labelling things.

    but then you have labels on the boxes. What about next time you move?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:02

    but then you have labels on the boxes. What about next time you move?

    new boxes!

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 13:03

    new boxes!

    WHAAAAAT? My parents still have the boxes they used when they moved into our house 30 years ago.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:04

    WHAAAAAT? My parents still have the boxes they used when they moved into our house 30 years ago.

    ewwww!

    Arent they all moldy!

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:05

    WHAAAAAT? My parents still have the boxes they used when they moved into our house 30 years ago.

    everytime we have moved my mum has worked in an office that gets hundreds of pretty new filing boxes from Crown every month. I'm not sure what happens now that she doesn't work there.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 13:05

    can somebody tell me in which box my camera is?

    The one you haven't looked in yet.

    Off topic here... when people say "Oh, that's the last place I would have looked!"

    If it wasn't the last place you looked, then why did you keep on looking after you found it?

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 13:05

    Wanna play a game? what is in this box? http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/p1020295-jpg

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 13:06

    Wanna play a game? what is in this box? http://drop.io...st/asset/p1020295-jpg

    That one is clearly labelled with pictures ;)

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:06

    Wanna play a game? what is in this box? http://drop.io...st/asset/p1020295-jpg

    a dog!

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 13:06

    Arent they all moldy!

    no. the winter/summer clothes are stored in them on the attic

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:06

    everytime we have moved my mum has worked in an office that gets hundreds of pretty new filing boxes from Crown every month. I'm not sure what happens now that she doesn't work there.

    Cant you get them at the supermarket instead of bags?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 13:06

    Wanna play a game? what is in this box? http://drop.io...st/asset/p1020295-jpg

    Erm... chocolate cake?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:06

    Wanna play a game? what is in this box? http://drop.io...st/asset/p1020295-jpg

    Kimi!

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 13:07

    but then you have labels on the boxes. What about next time you move?

    new boxes!

    why not just put a label over the old label?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 13:07

    If it wasn't the last place you looked, then why did you keep on looking after you found it?

    Doesn't the question mean it's the least likely place to find it, rather than the actual last place you looked at?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 13:07

    can somebody tell me in which box my camera is?

    it's always in the last one you look in.

    so if you can figure which one that is you can avoid looking in all the others

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 13:08

    If it wasn't the last place you looked, then why did you keep on looking after you found it?

    Doesn't the question mean it's the least likely place to find it, rather than the actual last place you looked at?

    It does - it's a funny play on words though ;)

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:08

    why not just put a label over the old label?

    thats for people who don't have an endless supply of boxes. ie, me, since I'm now in another country from all the boxes. Remind me never to move.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 13:08

    Wanna play a game? what is in this box? http://drop.io...st/asset/p1020295-jpg

    some kind of confectionery!

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 13:08

    It does - it's a funny play on words though

    Indeed. :D

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 13:08

    Kimi!

    Kimi ate the chocolate cake, got chased away by the dog and all that's left are bed covers :(

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:10

    Kimi ate the chocolate cake, got chased away by the dog and all that's left are bed covers :(

    my flatmate got me a set of hand stitched bed covers when she was in Bangladesh which was a lovely gift but they don't match my decor at all so I can't use them and now I have to find somewhere to store them :( Bed covers are a pain :(

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:14

    my flatmate got me a set of hand stitched bed covers when she was in Bangladesh which was a lovely gift but they don't match my decor at all so I can't use them and now I have to find somewhere to store them :( Bed covers are a pain :(

    Alsion forced made me get new ones because she didnt like the way they looked on skype!

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:15

    Alsion forced made me get new ones because she didnt like the way they looked on skype!

    wa-pow!

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 13:15

    Alsion forced made me get new ones because she didnt like the way they looked on skype!

    it's probably best if I don't ask...

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:15

    wa-pow!

    hehe

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:16

    it's probably best if I don't ask...

    I had a fully furnished studio, so they came with it.

    to be fair they were pretty horiffic!

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 13:22

    wa-pow!

    Huh?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 13:22
  • Alison01/03/2010 at 13:24
  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 13:24

    I thought you would be happy to see the back of winter/be happy to get into a month that has 2 races ;) {Comment #1}

    Winter doesn't officially end here in Britain until March 21. A month with 2 races (and my birthday) in it does please me though :)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 13:25

    wa-pow!

    I have no sound, but this is not an accurate representation ;)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 13:26

    http://formula...for-delay-until-2011/ {Comment #6}

    The writing is on the wall in twenty-foot garish neon lighting and neither Peter nor Ken can read it.

    May I recommend an optician?

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 13:26

    I have no sound, but this is not an accurate representation ;)

    Oh give it up!

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 13:30

    I am surprised none of the tree huggers complains about the Olympics burning a flame for no reason. {Comment #24}

    Because it's a flame providing light (albeit ceremonial) and probably burns less energy than the opening/closing ceremony artificial lighting.

    The Beijing opening ceremony with the children demonstrating environmentally-themed artforms in the midst of the biggest expenditure of energy the city had probably seen in one evening was particularly ironic to me for that reason.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 13:35

    I thought you would be happy to see the back of winter/be happy to get into a month that has 2 races ;) {Comment #1}

    Winter doesn't officially end here in Britain until March 21. A month with 2 races (and my birthday) in it does please me though :)

    Winter has become spring here - and I hope the Moaning Minnies that complained about the snow and cold are happy now... it's been replaced by rain and wind!

  • stuartrav01/03/2010 at 13:51

    Have been doing my own house keeping, as I am now registered on the Wiki and have sent out a few emails and messages to people I met up with on Friday.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 13:52

    My My My...

    May I say it's a bloody nice day outside - just back in from a lunch time stroll...

    :)

  • me01/03/2010 at 13:54

    hey stuart, hey leigh.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 13:56

    Why hello Mr C

    A flying visit for now - work is a bid unhappy with happy with You Tube, so no Star Trek the Animated Series for me today

    :(

  • me01/03/2010 at 13:56

    Why hello Mr C

    A flying visit for now - work is a bid unhappy with happy with You Tube, so no Star Trek the Animated Series for me today

    :(

    heehe. i wonder why that might be :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 13:58

    The ruiners of fun ruining my fun by employing ruinous net blockage!!

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 13:58

    Yay! Desk + Desktop computer up and running. Next bed.

  • me01/03/2010 at 13:59

    Yay! Desk + Desktop computer up and running. Next bed.

    you don't want to use it?

  • me01/03/2010 at 13:59

    The ruiners of fun ruining my fun by employing ruinous net blockage!!

    the cheek of it, i tell ya.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 14:00

    AUTOSPORT looks very odd today, it looks like it is counting down to the start of the F1 season... which is starting in Singapore!

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:00

    Yay! Desk + Desktop computer up and running. Next bed.

    you don't want to use it?

    or you mean, the next thing you're setting up is the bed?

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 14:00

    you don't want to use it?

    I don't want to sleep on the floor :(

  • Kathi01/03/2010 at 14:00

    or you mean, the next thing you're setting up is the bed?

    yes. that.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 14:00

    AUTOSPORT looks very odd today, it looks like it is counting down to the start of the F1 season... which is starting in Singapore!

    *background adverts may vary by country

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:01

    AUTOSPORT looks very odd today, it looks like it is counting down to the start of the F1 season... which is starting in Singapore!

    i love that they have broken their own "align center" link in the name of advertising!

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 14:05

    i love that they have broken their own "align center" link in the name of advertising!

    oh yes... shame they underestimate the width of my screen

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:07

    oh yes... shame they underestimate the width of my screen

    same here.

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:08

    ted news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8543250.stm

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 14:09

    ted news: http://news.bb...rmula_one/8543250.stm

    is Mercedes first in the pitlane order as constructor's champions or is it McLaren?

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:11

    is Mercedes first in the pitlane order as constructor's champions or is it McLaren?

    good question. it used to be driver number #1, then constructor order, right?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 14:12

    good question. it used to be driver number #1, then constructor order, right?

    it kind of should be brawn and neither of those two if you really want to get into it

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 14:12

    good question. it used to be driver number #1, then constructor order, right?

    I think the pits are in contructors championship order

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:14

    it kind of should be brawn and neither of those two if you really want to get into it

    fair point.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 14:15

    Hello all

    Ah Nick:

    Did you see the Tweets about Emma and UAE Aston racing?

  • me01/03/2010 at 14:16

    ted news: http://news.bb...rmula_one/8543250.stm

    article also features a pic detailing redbull's real exhaust and fake exhaust stickers.

    #notbitterhonest

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 14:25

    Really? How can he question anyone else as a journalist. He will get laughed at if not by the people he deals with then by his audience. {Comment #40}

    He can still ask questions as a journalist, hopefully now with added humility and appreciation for the difficulty of the task.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 14:35

    Children tend to wear welsh rugby tops if you're a boy or a welsh dress if you're a girl, and there are daffodils everywhere. Plus it's the sunniest day we've had all year so far! {Comment #126}

    At my house, Mum did soup with a lot of leeks in it for lunch to celebrate (none of us are Welsh, but Mum has a sister who lives on the west coast of Wales).

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 14:40

    http://whathappenedinmybirthyear.com/

    Takes a while to print out, but so far it looks pretty cool! {Comment #160}

    I think I can guess who wrote this ;)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 14:41

    http://whathappenedinmybirthyear.com/

    Takes a while to print out, but so far it looks pretty cool! {Comment #160}

    I think I can guess who wrote this ;)

    Someone to do with Amazon, considering all the 'buy now' links?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 14:42

    AUTOSPORT looks very odd today, it looks like it is counting down to the start of the F1 season... which is starting in Singapore!

    I don't like when people try to sell me tickets I have already bought.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 14:43

    I don't like when people try to sell me tickets I have already bought.

    :D

    Have you told them you are already going?

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 14:44

    Have you told them you are already going?

    I wish I could tell the Australian GP I bought my tickets from them months ago, they keep sending me letters. Real paper ones. I get excited to find out I have mail but it always ends up being spam. Actual physical now I have to recycle this spam.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 14:45

    Im not entirely convinced this Stefan guy isnt just Qadbak 2.0. {Comment #185}

    I'm not convinced USF1 isn't just Qadbak 2.0 any more, which would make Stefan GP (potentially) Qadbak 3.0...

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 14:46

    Im not entirely convinced this Stefan guy isnt just Qadbak 2.0. {Comment #185}

    I'm not convinced USF1 isn't just Qadbak 2.0 any more, which would make Stefan GP (potentially) Qadbak 3.0...

    I realised where USF1 went wrong.

    They never employed Franz Tost ;)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 14:46

    Actual physical now I have to recycle this spam.

    Most of the mail I receive is spam now but I don't get a hell of a lot apart from Rental DVDs

    I can identify nearly all of it without opening and it goes in the recycling bag, ready for the Tuesday collection. Easy

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 14:47

    Actual physical now I have to recycle this spam.

    Most of the mail I receive is spam now but I don't get a hell of a lot apart from Rental DVDs

    I can identify nearly all of it without opening and it goes in the recycling bag, ready for the Tuesday collection. Easy

    Same here. What a waste of paper. So guess who never lets the spam chuckers in the building when they ring the doorbell? :D

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 14:47

    Most of the mail I receive is spam now but I don't get a hell of a lot apart from Rental DVDs {Comment #382}

    Most of the mail I get isn't spam, I'm pleased to say. That seems to get reserved for Mum...

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 14:48

    The office slowed down and I think I'm caught up...

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 14:48

    Same here. What a waste of paper. So guess who never lets the spam chuckers in the building when they ring the doorbell? :D

    Ours comes from the postman. Royal Mail gets lots of money for delivering it (much of it is not addressed). Some people just put it back in the postbox :)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 14:49

    So guess who never lets the spam chuckers in the building when they ring the doorbell? :D {Comment #383}

    I wish it were that easy. The spammers tend to just give their post to the Post Office, which then files it indiscriminately with the real post in our post box.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 14:49

    Same here. What a waste of paper. So guess who never lets the spam chuckers in the building when they ring the doorbell? :D

    Ours comes from the postman. Royal Mail gets lots of money for delivering it (much of it is not addressed). Some people just put it back in the postbox :)

    Ah, yeah we get that in a bundle sadly :(

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 14:50

    Same here. What a waste of paper. So guess who never lets the spam chuckers in the building when they ring the doorbell? :D

    we never get junk mail and I miss it. The 15 units in my building whose mailboxes are at the front door get it but the 15 whose are at the back gate don't. I need to move out of unit 18 if I want to get KFC vouchers again :D

  • Grouch01/03/2010 at 15:11

    Good morning all.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:11

    It feels odd not having any testing to refer to.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:12

    It feels odd not having any testing to refer to.

    I'm kinda glad tbh

    My twitter feed can calm down a little :)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:12

    Good morning all.

    Hey Grouch

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:13

    I'm kinda glad tbh

    My twitter feed can calm down a little :)

    ah well i can't check that during the day

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 15:15

    It feels odd not having any testing to refer to.

    I was just thinking that. I liked having a constant small amount of action going on in the background, that doesn't require full attention but is there when you want to catch up.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 15:15

    heheI have a reply from mr mike ;)

    Sadly not true, my browser cookies are being bitches which means I haven't been on his blog in days now. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:15

    ah well i can't check that during the day

    No, but when I did have time it was always 200+ tweets and I didn't want to unfollow most of em

    Bring on Bahrain

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 15:15

    heheI have a reply from mr mike ;)

    oops sorry i didnt see the language :(

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:15

    Good morning all.

    Hi

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:16

    I was just thinking that. I liked having a constant small amount of action going on in the background, that doesn't require full attention but is there when you want to catch up.

    Exactly. And now I've caught up with comments, I want more things. :)

    I have my Google Reader I suppose. And this pile of invoices.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:16

    heheI have a reply from mr mike ;)

    I'm surprised you think his stuff is worthy enough to visit

    I've seen enough

    Did you see my comment earlier about UAE GT racing?

  • Grouch01/03/2010 at 15:17

    200 Tweets? I don't have the patience for that. I deleted most of my RSS feeds because I can't keep up with them. I wouldn't know what to do with Twitter.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:17

    I was just thinking that. I liked having a constant small amount of action going on in the background, that doesn't require full attention but is there when you want to catch up.

    Just saw you're now following my Reader shared things, ta :-) I keep forgetting to use it though, I may need prodding from time to time.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 15:18

    Did you see my comment earlier about UAE GT racing?

    sorry, i think i missed it, will have a look when i get back in a sec ;)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:18

    Sadly not true, my browser cookies are being ******* which means I haven't been on his blog in days now. Sorry to burst your bubble.

    What are the odds, though.

    Oh well. Ignore it is, then.

  • Grouch01/03/2010 at 15:22

    I'll just wait for the print version of Twitter.

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:23

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81794

    Of course, Alia already told us yesterday that FIF1 have filed.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:23

    I'll just wait for the print version of Twitter.

    :D

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:24

    I'll just wait for the print version of Twitter.

    :-)

    It could be realtime one-line printer, like the old stock market update tickers (see original version of Addams Family)

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:24

    i just remembered. today is 1st march, so f1times.co.uk should be dropping gmm today, right? i looked at this article on the site:

    "Red Bull: No plans to hire Raikkonen - Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has played down speculation that Red Bull will sign Kimi Raikkonen for the 2011 season if the Fin decides to return to Formula One."

    http://www.f1times.co.uk/red-bull-no-plans-to-hire-raikkonen-1960.html

    and it's credited as "Staff Article". pretty good. except it reads just like a gmm article, and lo, gmm have the following today too:

    "Mateschitz plays down Raikkonen return rumours - Mar.1 (GMM) Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz on Monday played down rumours Kimi Raikkonen could return to F1 with the brand's premier team next year."

    so f1times are ripping off gmm? or have they struck a deal whereby they no longer give them credit, but still use the content?

  • Grouch01/03/2010 at 15:25

    Hopefully today the bookstore will get the February issue of F1 Racing. I have been waiting and waiting. They are getting tired of me stopping by and asking.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:26

    so f1times are ripping off gmm? or have they struck a deal whereby they no longer give them credit, but still use the content?

    how tedious..

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:26

    Of course, Alia already told us yesterday that FIF1 have filed.

    (hearts)

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:27

    so f1times are ripping off gmm? or have they struck a deal whereby they no longer give them credit, but still use the content?

    how tedious..

    i could be a curious turn though. if the gmm name is so tarnished that they'd happily lose credit in order to retain sales. how do we tell if there's no "gmm" credit?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:28

    i could be a curious turn though. if the gmm name is so tarnished that they'd happily lose credit in order to retain sales. how do we tell if there's no "gmm" credit?

    we just really go with the ones we trust. i don't think the gmm name will totally vanish, anyhow.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:28

    i could be a curious turn though. if the gmm name is so tarnished that they'd happily lose credit in order to retain sales. how do we tell if there's no "gmm" credit?

    Cos it sounds like Bull? [not of the Red variety]

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:29

    we just really go with the ones we trust. i don't think the gmm name will totally vanish, anyhow.

    true,

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:29

    we just really go with the ones we trust.

    Totally

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:29

    i could be a curious turn though. if the gmm name is so tarnished that they'd happily lose credit in order to retain sales. how do we tell if there's no "gmm" credit?

    I've no idea.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:30

    i could be a curious turn though. if the gmm name is so tarnished that they'd happily lose credit in order to retain sales. how do we tell if there's no "gmm" credit?

    I'd be likely to believe they just droppped their subscription and are re-writing the pap

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:31

    I'd be likely to believe they just droppped their subscription and are re-writing the pap

    wonder what GMM will think of that...

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 15:31

    so f1times are ripping off gmm?

    makes more sense than paying gmm for the pap

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:32

    wonder what GMM will think of that...

    It's what they do

    In the end, do we really care?

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 15:33

    I'd be likely to believe they just droppped their subscription and are re-writing the pap

    Looks like that may be the case.

    In other news, that fellow who kicked up the plagiarism stink on Twitter last week has written a blog entry that contains substantial, um 'echoes' of James Allen's piece on an identical subject...

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:33

    It's what they do

    In the end, do we really care?

    not really, was just curious. it's not february and half the site still says "locked until late-feb". it's going well for them :)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:34

    In other news, that fellow who kicked up the plagiarism stink on Twitter last week has written a blog entry that contains substantial, um 'echoes' of James Allen's piece on an identical subject...

    We were talking about it earlier. He's denied it, says he can't see JA's site.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:34

    not really, was just curious. it's not february and half the site still says "locked until late-feb". it's going well for them :)

    Apparently uni is harder than they thought?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:34

    In other news, that fellow who kicked up the plagiarism stink on Twitter last week has written a blog entry that contains substantial, um 'echoes' of James Allen's piece on an identical subject...

    Nick challenged him earlier, he replied in a silly denial fashion. Is referenced earlier

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:35

    Apparently uni is harder than they thought?

    :)

    :)

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 15:35

    Nick challenged him earlier, he replied in a silly denial fashion. Is referenced earlier

    Oh Christ, who's he been starting arguments with now.....

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:36

    Oh Christ, who's he been starting arguments with now.....

    hehe!

    this is one he can win though, one handed and blindfolded.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:36

    Oh Christ, who's he been starting arguments with now.....

    No, he's fine

    He challenged the idiot that tore into Jackie last week

    Now he's ripping off James Allen

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 15:36

    In other news, that fellow who kicked up the plagiarism stink on Twitter last week has written a blog entry that contains substantial, um 'echoes' of James Allen's piece on an identical subject...

    :-D

    We were talking about it earlier. He's denied it, says he can't see JA's site.

    Has he? hehehe

    Fancy using the fact that JA's site is currently down as an excuse - hasn't he heard of the archive?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:37

    Has he? hehehe

    Fancy using the fact that JA's site is currently down as an excuse - hasn't he heard of the archive?

    Yup, just read back to earlier.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 15:37

    Now he's ripping off James Allen

    He was always ripping of James Allen

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:37

    Has he? hehehe

    Fancy using the fact that JA's site is currently down as an excuse - hasn't he heard of the archive?

    He doesn't appear to be the smartest cookie in the biscuit tin

  • Grouch01/03/2010 at 15:38

    Time to get back to work for me. Take care all.

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:38

    Time to get back to work for me. Take care all.

    See ya Grouch.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 15:42

    heheI have a reply from mr mike ;)

    Sadly not true, my browser cookies are being bitches which means I haven't been on his blog in days now. Sorry to burst your bubble.

    honestly, how stupid does he think people are?

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:43

    honestly, how stupid does he think people are?

    more stupid than he is.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:44

    more stupid than he is.

    Is that possible?

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:44

    Is that possible?

    it's a tough ask :)

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 15:44

    honestly, how stupid does he think people are?

    sorry, didn't see the language that Nick didn't see either

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 15:45

    We were talking about it earlier.

    Oh, I see.

    These people are very silly, imagining that blogging this way will help them get jobs in journalism (not least because there are hardly any vacancies these days). Far better to take a 'less is more' approach and only write when you have something original to say.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 15:48

    These people are very silly, imagining that blogging this way will help them get jobs in journalism (not least because there are hardly any vacancies these days). Far better to take a 'less is more' approach and only write when you have something original to say.

    Such people are very blinkered, assuming that blogging this way will aid them to find employment as a journalist (not least because it is difficult to get into these days). Much better to take a 'minimalist' approach and only write when you have something fresh to talk about.

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:49

    These people are very silly, imagining that blogging this way will help them get jobs in journalism (not least because there are hardly any vacancies these days). Far better to take a 'less is more' approach and only write when you have something original to say.

    Such people are very blinkered, assuming that blogging this way will aid them to find employment as a journalist (not least because it is difficult to get into these days). Much better to take a 'minimalist' approach and only write when you have something fresh to talk about.

    Yegads.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 15:50

    Such people are very blinkered, assuming that blogging this way will aid them to find employment as a journalist (not least because it is difficult to get into these days). Much better to take a 'minimalist' approach and only write when you have something fresh to talk about.

    :D

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:50

    Yegads.

    Spooky wasn't it ;)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:51

    Spooky wasn't it ;)

    :D Too darn creepy.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:51

    I guess people blog for different reasons too

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:53

    I guess people blog for different reasons too

    true story. i wouldn't consider motorsport journalism as a career in a million years. i have huge respect those who do it, but you wouldn't find me travelling to 19 races a year, ever.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 15:54

    true story. i wouldn't consider motorsport journalism as a career in a million years. i have huge respect those who do it, but you wouldn't find me travelling to 19 races a year, ever.

    19 lots of outside. Scary.

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:54

    These people are very silly, imagining that blogging this way will help them get jobs in journalism (not least because there are hardly any vacancies these days). Far better to take a 'less is more' approach and only write when you have something original to say.

    Such people are very blinkered, assuming that blogging this way will aid them to find employment as a journalist (not least because it is difficult to get into these days). Much better to take a 'minimalist' approach and only write when you have something fresh to talk about.

    Yegads.

    plagiarised commenting, whatever next :)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 15:55

    19 lots of outside. Scary.

    19 weekends of awesome! :D

    All about perspective. :)

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:55

    I guess people blog for different reasons too

    Definitely

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:55

    19 lots of outside. Scary.

    we was knackered going to london for an evening.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 15:55

    I guess people blog for different reasons too

    Wait, wait, wait!

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2009/06/16/why-to-blog/

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:56

    we was knackered going to london for an evening.

    You did get a little Bassano'd

    Wasn't entirely your fault

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 15:56

    true story. i wouldn't consider motorsport journalism as a career in a million years. i have huge respect those who do it, but you wouldn't find me travelling to 19 races a year, ever.

    But you always have a go at Brundle for wanting to take Hungary off.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 15:57

    But you always have a go at Brundle for wanting to take Hungary off.

    That's because he took the job!

  • me01/03/2010 at 15:57

    But you always have a go at Brundle for wanting to take Hungary off.

    because he chose that career. if you're going to do it, do it well or get out of the way of someone else.

    i choose not to do it.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 15:57

    Such people are very blinkered, assuming that blogging this way will aid them to find employment as a journalist (not least because it is difficult to get into these days). Much better to take a 'minimalist' approach and only write when you have something fresh to talk about.

    Interesting. There are a couple of blogs taking the approach of writing 2 or 3 posts per day on the news or a current issue (though perhaps not a hard and fast rule to write that many). They seem to be doing so with their own voice. I can't say I really read them though.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 15:58

    They seem to be doing so with their own voice. I can't say I really read them though.

    I struggle to keep up with Joe's :)

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 15:59

    because he chose that career. if you're going to do it, do it well or get out of the way of someone else.

    I guess so. I have sympathy.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:00

    Interesting. There are a couple of blogs taking the approach of writing 2 or 3 posts per day on the news or a current issue (though perhaps not a hard and fast rule to write that many). They seem to be doing so with their own voice. I can't say I really read them though.

    darn it... now have to wait for Stuart's response before I can plagiarise it!

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:00

    I guess so. I have sympathy.

    interestingly, davidson is doing something similar, but at least he's racing instead.

    i kinda think he shouldn't be taking up someone else spot in the booth when it suits him though. difficult one.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 16:02

    Nick's been at the supermarket rather a long time. I'm worried. They're expecting more insane storms :(

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 16:03

    Afternoon everyone. I have not seen any welsh cakes today :(

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 16:04

    Afternoon everyone. I have not seen any welsh cakes today :(

    Booo.

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:06

    I can't say I really read them though.

    Exactly. You've only got a finite amount of time during the day, so most people are going to select a couple of outlets they respect and stick with them.

    darn it... now have to wait for Stuart's response before I can plagiarise it!

    This is starting to remind me of Orwell's jokey recasting of Ecclesiastes ("I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all") into modern managementspeak ("Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account").

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:08

    This is starting to remind me of Orwell's jokey recasting of Ecclesiastes ("I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all") into modern managementspeak ("Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account").

    Looks like I know who Ron Dennis' ancestors are. :D Just kidding.

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:10

    Looks like I know who Ron Dennis' ancestors are.

    Shamingly, it took me three days to work out how the toilets flush in the MTC...

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:11

    Shamingly, it took me three days to work out how the toilets flush in the MTC...

    ...! What took you so long? It's just a toilet...

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 16:11

    interestingly, davidson is doing something similar, but at least he's racing instead.

    I blame Bernie for that one. They will insist on scheduling Montreal against Le Mans.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 16:12

    Nick's been at the supermarket rather a long time. I'm worried. They're expecting more insane storms :(

    He'll be fine. He's probably in the pub

    Text him

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 16:12

    Shamingly, it took me three days to work out how the toilets flush in the MTC...

    three seashells?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 16:12

    Afternoon everyone. I have not seen any welsh cakes today :(

    Hi Lukeh

    Happy St David's to ya

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 16:13

    Nick's been at the supermarket rather a long time. I'm worried. They're expecting more insane storms :(

    He just tweeted!

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:13

    I guess people blog for different reasons too

    here's an insight into the thought process: http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9830736753

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:14

    It's just a toilet...

    It's a Buck Rogers toilet, and as Ron himself might say, "the activation mechanism is not immediately apparent upon preliminary optical investigation, nor even upon subsequent and intensive research procedures..."

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 16:14

    This is starting to remind me of Orwell's jokey recasting of Ecclesiastes ("I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all") into modern managementspeak ("Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account").

    Oddly enough I understood the second one but not the first.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 16:14

    Did you see my comment earlier about UAE GT racing?

    Hey, I'm back!

    had a look, when was it?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:15

    "...nor even upon subsequent and intensive research procedures..."

    Goodness knows what you tried doing to it... :D

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:15

    here's an insight into the thought process: http://twitter..._f1/status/9830736753

    *facepalm* seriously???

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:15

    It's a Buck Rogers toilet, and as Ron himself might say, "the activation mechanism is not immediately apparent upon preliminary optical investigation, nor even upon subsequent and intensive research procedures..."

    and you didn't think to blog this?

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:16

    It's a Buck Rogers toilet, and as Ron himself might say, "the activation mechanism is not immediately apparent upon preliminary optical investigation, nor even upon subsequent and intensive research procedures..."

    and you didn't think to blog this?

    and am i the only one thinking, there needs to be "an evening with stuart" soon?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:16

    *facepalm* seriously???

    yes... the key to a good blog is tweeting it to death

    ironic in a sense as look what happened when he started tweeting lots...

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:16

    and am i the only one thinking, there needs to be "an evening with stuart" soon?

    no you're not

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 16:17

    It's a Buck Rogers toilet, and as Ron himself might say, "the activation mechanism is not immediately apparent upon preliminary optical investigation, nor even upon subsequent and intensive research procedures..."

    Is it one with an optical sensor? I like those, you can pretend you're a Jedi.

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:18

    and you didn't think to blog this?

    Was waiting to see if it's covered in the NDA I signed without actually reading.

    am i the only one thinking, there needs to be "an evening with stuart" soon?

    People queueing for JB's autograph at ASI got a whole day of this madness...

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:19

    People queueing for JB's autograph at ASI got a whole day of this madness...

    :)

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:19

    It's a Buck Rogers toilet, and as Ron himself might say, "the activation mechanism is not immediately apparent upon preliminary optical investigation, nor even upon subsequent and intensive research procedures..."

    does it automatically flush when you finish whistling?

    clap activated?

    voice activated? "flush please"

    it's bound to be a thermal imaging sensor right?

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 16:19

    He just tweeted!

    GRRRRRR

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:19

    Is it one with an optical sensor? I like those, you can pretend you're a Jedi.

    That's what I thought at first. Spent ages waving my hands around like a wally.

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:20

    it's bound to be a thermal imaging sensor right?

    third pedal?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:21

    He just tweeted!

    GRRRRRR

    He tweeted again: http://twitter.com/Twiger/status/9831090295

    hehehe

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 16:21

    third pedal?

    does it involve vis flow paint?

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:21

    third pedal?

    Ah yes, I invested some time looking for a 'brake-steer' flush mechanism as well...

    Disappointingly, it's just a (very well-hidden) button.

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:26

    Disappointingly, it's just a (very well-hidden) button.

    ahhh, option 13.

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:27

    "Off now, accused of plagiarism yet again, that word follows me wherever I go these days."

    Well stop doing it then!

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:27

    Well stop doing it then!

    :)

    :)

    :)

    :)

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 16:28

    Well stop doing it then!

    Have you had a word? He may get the hint from someone who actually is a journalist :)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:30

    ahhh, option 13.

    wrong team. ;)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 16:30

    Well stop doing it then!

    :D

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:30

    wrong team. ;)

    mike coughlan?

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:32

    mike coughlan?

    i thought that was tad czapski's work, option 13?

  • Stuart C01/03/2010 at 16:33

    Have you had a word? He may get the hint from someone who actually is a journalist :)

    In terms of outraged denials of what seems blindingly obvious, a shining career in PR beckons...

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:34

    i thought that was tad czapski's work, option 13?

    yikes.

    #stopgettingintothingsyouhavenorecollectionof

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 16:34

    Nick has dripped raw meat juice all over the Capri Suns in his fridge!!

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:35

    Nick has dripped raw meat juice all over the Capri Suns in his fridge!!

    Hmmm. What did he say?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 16:40

    Hmmm. What did he say?

    he didnt, he put the meat on the middle shelf because the drinks are on the bottom one!

    It was kofte in a sealed pack... no dripping!

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:42

    he didnt, he put the meat on the middle shelf because the drinks are on the bottom one!

    i love how you refer to yourself in 3rd person. :D

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 16:43

    It was kofte in a sealed pack... no dripping!

    Where have you put the stuff you're not eating... Back on the shelf in the non-sealed packet! Over the Capri Suns....

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 16:45

    Where have you put the stuff you're not eating... Back on the shelf in the non-sealed packet! Over the Capri Suns....

    Its all cooking!

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 16:48

    poor mr mike seems to be having some trouble writing.

    I admit it must be a new and difficult experience

    but its very odd thing to tweet

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:50

    poor mr mike seems to be having some trouble writing.

    wow, that's a lot of sarcasm floating round there...

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 16:51

    Someone brought this up on Joe's blog re: 2010:

    I fully expect teams to concentrate on qualifying speed with a side-dish of being able to comfortably block your way to the podium throughout the race. In other words, this could have been Toyota & Trulli's year to shine, had they not pulled the plug late last year.

    very valid point, that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 16:54

    Is it good that I have no idea who this Mike chap is?

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 16:55

    Is it good that I have no idea who this Mike chap is?

    Not worth the hassle to find out

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 16:56

    Fair enough.

  • me01/03/2010 at 16:57

    Is it good that I have no idea who this Mike chap is?

    lucky you, i say :)

  • Journeyer01/03/2010 at 17:06

    Have to go, but before I do:

    Joe's talked to Jean on Stefan.

    FTA:

    When it came to Stefan GP’s entry, it was clear that this is problematical.

    “We have rules that we have to protect,” he said. But when asked if acquiring USF1’s entry was the only way for Stefan GP to get an entry, he would not be drawn. He said that the FIA was looking for solutions but would not be drawn on what those solutions will be. This will all be revealed in the days ahead.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:15

    Hey everyone! :) all had a nice day?

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:20

    Hey everyone! :) all had a nice day?

    indeedy lou. you?

  • RG01/03/2010 at 17:21

    Hey everyone! :) all had a nice day?

    Had too much fun in Media :)

    Evenin all

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:22

    Evenin all

    hullo rg.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:22

    indeedy lou. you?

    it's been a normal school day, but i seem to have been working on over drive today which means i'm all up to date with things. oh and Emma is still very awesome.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:22

    Evenin all

    heya! :)

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:23

    it's been a normal school day, but i seem to have been working on over drive today which means i'm all up to date with things. oh and Emma is still very awesome.

    bff?

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:24

    bff?

    maybe... but if i say that she'll think i'm creepy. i don't want her to think i'm creepy :)

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 17:36

    Evening Lou. :)

    Grrr, annoying evening is annoying. Trying to settle down with family disputes is not fun :(

    Also, has anyone heard the reeeeeally big cock up that Sony have let slip? Might be a bit of backwards #MFC news. It's pretty much impossible to play the Playstation 3 at the moment because the system's internal clock has gone horribly wrong moving from February to March, soemthing to do with it thinking it's the 29th. Basically it's left all the syncing with games, save files, your trophies, your downloaded content, completely useless as well as the system itself connecting to anything online. Bit of a huge problem for Sony...

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:39

    Basically it's left all the syncing with games, save files, your trophies, your downloaded content, completely useless as well as the system itself connecting to anything online. Bit of a huge problem for Sony...

    woah. and podcasts it would seem: http://twitter.com/4chords/status/9826610305

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:39

    Basically it's left all the syncing with games, save files, your trophies, your downloaded content, completely useless as well as the system itself connecting to anything online. Bit of a huge problem for Sony...

    presumably it'll all come right tomorrow?

  • RG01/03/2010 at 17:39

    It's pretty much impossible to play the Playstation 3 at the moment because the system's internal clock has gone horribly wrong moving from February to March, soemthing to do with it thinking it's the 29th.

    My watch did the same, and they are a nightmare to change. Tough times for Sony.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 17:40

    Basically it's left all the syncing with games, save files, your trophies, your downloaded content, completely useless as well as the system itself connecting to anything online. Bit of a huge problem for Sony...

    Its the millenium bug!

    It wasnt just a con!

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:40

    My watch did the same, and they are a nightmare to change. Tough times for Sony.

    you're sony watch is also broken?

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:40

    you're sony watch is also broken?

    your, not you're.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 17:42

    presumably it'll all come right tomorrow?

    The theory is that it will. Sony are 'going to put out a patch within the next 24 hours"

    AKA waiting until midnight ;)

  • RG01/03/2010 at 17:43

    you're sony watch is also broken?

    Noo, just if I had a problem sorting out a watch, I'm sure its tougher for that lot.

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:45

    Noo, just if I had a problem sorting out a watch, I'm sure its tougher for that lot.

    oh i see :)

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:45

    The theory is that it will. Sony are 'going to put out a patch within the next 24 hours"

    AKA waiting until midnight ;)

    madness.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 17:45

    This explains the whole situation better than I do. I'm not even going to touch my console based on twitter and various forms I've seen today ;)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 17:47

    This explains the whole situation better than I do. I'm not even going to touch my console based on twitter and various forms I've seen today ;)

    Im gambling !

    Mine doesnt have a web connection so hopfullt it will be ok

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:48

    Im gambling !

    not http://gamboling.co.uk/ ?

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 17:48

    Mine doesnt have a web connection so hopfullt it will be ok

    Careful...

    It's the internal clock, not the one you see as part of the software on screen. So the problem is hardware related, hence why even offline ps3's are getting it.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 17:49

    Im gambling !

    not http://gamboling.co.uk/ ?

    hehe

    It all seems to be working ok

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:49

    Evening Lou. :)

    *waves* ;)

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:50

    not http://gamboling.co.uk/ ?

    nice plug :P

  • Scott Woodwiss01/03/2010 at 17:50

    Evening all

    I purchased a Dazzle Video Creator Platinum today from Maplin, and it's fantastic. It basically allows you to record any kind of video output and comes with Pinnacle Studio 11 editing software. The best thing is - it has FINALLY enabled me to start getting my recorded footage from my video camera to my laptop! :D

    Plus - with this, I have the ability to record gameplay from my XBOX 360. Now that's quite #MFC in my opinion :P I have wanted to record gameplay footage from a games console and create videos from it for ages and now I can! :)

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 17:51

    It all seems to be working ok

    I was seretly hoping it would go mad so i could get a new slim one for free which would be a lot easier to carry around the world

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:51

    It's the internal clock, not the one you see as part of the software on screen. So the problem is hardware related, hence why even offline ps3's are getting it.

    but we know nick lives in opposite world. today is likely the only his hardware clock is correct.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 17:51

    I was seretly hoping it would go mad so i could get a new slim one for free which would be a lot easier to carry around the world

    Blimey, where are you wanting to go now???

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 17:52

    Blimey, where are you wanting to go now???

    I thought maybe when i come and visit....?

    oops

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 17:53

    It's the internal clock, not the one you see as part of the software on screen. So the problem is hardware related, hence why even offline ps3's are getting it.

    but we know nick lives in opposite world. today is likely the only his hardware clock is correct.

    Mine thinks its 23:46 on the 31st of december

  • me01/03/2010 at 17:54

    blockquote>Mine thinks its 23:46 on the 31st of december

    rats!

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 17:54

    Evening all.

    Nice to see Montoya getting on with his team mate

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81786

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 17:54

    Mine thinks its 23:46 on the 31st of december

    Awesome. So I'll enjoy it breaking in a couple of months when I come over? Cool beans :P

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 17:58

    i heart Nick

    I thought maybe when i come and visit....?

    :D

    afternoon all

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:58

    Evening all.

    Hi Steven!

  • lou01/03/2010 at 17:59

    afternoon all

    Hey

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 17:59

    i heart Nick

    You've been warned....

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 17:59

    You've been warned....

    #nothereanymore

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:01

    i heart Nick

    Me too, I see he has been having fun on twitter

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:02

    USF1 signed a second driver? Where did James Rossiter get $8million from?

    http://www.crash.net/f1/news/157315/1/usf1_had_actually_signed_two_drivers_reports_suggest.html

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:02

    Hi all btw.

    Great guest blog Steven... I could go all on a rant with it.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:03

    Me too, I see he has been having fun on twitter

    hehe, apparently i owe him an apology now...

  • 4chords01/03/2010 at 18:04

    woah. and podcasts it would seem:

    And enjoy them I did!

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:04

    Mine thinks its 23:46 on the 31st of december

    ...1999

    turned it off!

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:04

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    yes!

    we have people who dont like f1, have working ps3's and are at work! so everyone is welcome!

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:04

    Me too, I see he has been having fun on twitter

    So the apology clearly menat nothing if he has't learned

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 18:05

    turned it off!

    Eeek!!

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:05

    hehe, apparently i owe him an apology now...

    Yes I saw lol loved the hashtag earlier.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 18:05

    ...1999

    Aaaaargh!! Millenium bug!!!

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 18:05

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    Hello! Yes, take sony's broken day to join us, welcome :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:05

    Great guest blog Steven... I could go all on a rant with it.

    Go for it. Since Christine has elevated Molly Wood to hero of sidepodcast status with Leo rants are fashionable

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:06

    So the apology clearly menat nothing if he has't learned

    He's learnt to take I'm an idiot off his twitter bio

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:06

    hehe, apparently i owe him an apology now...

    Never. Escate

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:06

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    If you can post a comment without be unfamily friendly you qualify

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:07

    Never. Escate

    LOL LOL LOL :D

  • RG01/03/2010 at 18:07

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    Hey mate. I'm sure its a good enough excuse eh.

  • RG01/03/2010 at 18:07

    Aaaaargh!! Millenium bug!!!

    We're all gonna die....!

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 18:07

    We're all gonna die....!

    Well Nick is at any rate...

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:07

    Hello! Yes, take sony's broken day to join us, welcome :)

    Has Sony broken everything?

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 18:08

    2 words: Sony LOL!!!

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 18:08

    Has Sony broken everything?

    Yeah, there weren't any Welsh Cakes in Greggs earlier. On St Davids Day!

    Clearly Sony's fault.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:08

    Never. Escate

    Escalate?

    I would do but he disappered, he also seems to have made some edits hehehe

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:09

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    *waves and says hi*

  • lou01/03/2010 at 18:09

    Emma is going to UAE tomorrow! how awesome is that! *is not stalking, just reading twitter*...

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:09

    Well Nick is at any rate...

    What I do?

    #innocentofallcharges

  • lou01/03/2010 at 18:09

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    Welcome!

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:09

    I would do but he disappered, he also seems to have made some edits hehehe

    to the post? .. google cache?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:09

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here?

    Welcome to the club :D

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:11

    Emma is going to UAE tomorrow! how awesome is that! *is not stalking, just reading twitter*...

    yeah yeah yeah :P

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:12

    Emma is going to UAE tomorrow! how awesome is that! *is not stalking, just reading twitter*...

    ah cool, is she joes pa?

    what is she doing here?

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:13

    ah cool, is she joes pa?

    she owns a (i think she owns it) management company and owns some teams out there

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 18:14

    Don't know if this has been posted here already, but this is hilarious. NOt sure which test, but we've got some Mclaren guys trying to get a look at the Ferrari:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPqm7RjgtVY&feature=player_embedded&fmt=37

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:14

    ah cool, is she joes pa?

    Clearly you have not read Bassano's comments from last night. He has her whole career history checked out.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:14

    she owns a (i think she owns it) management company and owns some teams out there

    She owns it

    http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/emma-stonier/19/872/67

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 18:14

    Don't know if this has been posted here already, but this is hilarious. NOt sure which test, but we've got some Mclaren guys trying to get a look at the Ferrari:

    Hehehe, I saw that yesterday. The screens are very silly :P

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:15

    she owns a (i think she owns it) management company and owns some teams out there

    ah cool, maybe i will see her at the autodrome, depends which series though i guess, i have paddock access for the gt championship and support races

  • lou01/03/2010 at 18:15

    ah cool, is she joes pa?

    i think so.. she owns the company driven communications too..

    what is she doing here?

    http://twitter.com/emmastonier/status/9830286619

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 18:15

    USF1 signed a second driver? Where did James Rossiter get $8million from?

    http://www.cra..._reports_suggest.html

    And how is it they had a promised 16mil coming in, and a billionaire backer, and still couldn't produce a car! Sounds like TERRIBLE management to me.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 18:16

    Clearly you have not read Bassano's comments from last night. He has her whole career history checked out.

    hehehe really?

    all i know about her is she's about 1000% more helpful than the f1 photographers have been to me, and is very nice (plus quick with correspondence).

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:18

    ah cool, is she joes pa?

    i think so.. she owns the company driven communications too..

    what is she doing here?

    http://twitter...ier/status/9830286619

    I want her job. A month of racing somewhere hot and making money

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:20

    And how is it they had a promised 16mil coming in, and a billionaire backer, and still couldn't produce a car! Sounds like TERRIBLE management to me.

    I checked up last night and apprently Chad didn't make a billion from the sale of youtube. His share was only $345 million. So you can see it would be a real struggle for them to make their planned $40 million budget with his original $20 million and another $16 million from the drivers. There is certainly enough money ther to get them on the grid in Bahrain.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:21

    http://twitter...ier/status/9830286619

    Interesting, i will try and introduce myself.

    i dont think i can do it in 140 chars and not come across as weird though!

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:23

    i dont think i can do it in 140 chars and not come across as weird though!

    I'm Nick and I am sidepodcast's representative in the gulf. If you are bored call me.

    That's less than 140 characters

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:24

    I'm Nick and I am sidepodcast's representative in the gulf. If you are bored call me.

    he said without coming across as wierd ;)

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:25

    he said without coming across as wierd ;)

    hehe

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:25

    I'm Nick and I am sidepodcast's representative in the gulf. If you are bored call me.

    he said without coming across as wierd ;)

    Exactly i cant say that!

    The first bit is good though :D

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:27

    The first bit is good though :D

    Well offer to help her with the locals or tell her she can call you if she desperately needs some ducks

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 18:29

    I was listening to our talk radio station here today, and they had a show called motorsport talk...

    Awesome! you say

    It was a man and a woman and they clearly didnt get along, it was very bitter,

    And i knew more about overseas motorsports than the both of them, i did learn a little about the local stuff though.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 18:40

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/formula-1-news/229142/us-f1-offers-compensation-to-miss-season/

    Has anyone seen this yet today?

  • RG01/03/2010 at 18:41

    Has anyone seen this yet today?

    So they can afford to do that?

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:41

    Has anyone seen this yet today?

    That came out last night Jim. I can't wait to hear the answer

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:42

    So they can afford to do that?

    i dont think this has ever really been a money issue.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 18:42

    Yea, that's something I caught too. Where are they getting the money to throw down to secure the grid next season?

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:43

    "With Charlotte-based US F1 still determined to become America's first Grand Prix team," Eh?

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:43

    Evening everyone :)

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:43

    "With Charlotte-based US F1 still determined to become America's first Grand Prix team," Eh?

    they can be determined all they like, it's still not going to rewrite history

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:44

    Evening everyone :)

    evening proffessor giggles

  • lou01/03/2010 at 18:44

    Hi Giggles

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:45

    So they can afford to do that?

    7 figures is $1 million. That is nothing for an F1 team. It will cost them way more than that to keep the team ticking over for a year

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:46

    evening proffessor giggles

    Ooh Giggles has been promoted, I thought it was Dr

  • RG01/03/2010 at 18:46

    Hi Giggles

    Hey hey giggles.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:46

    I got an e-mail from John Gruber today. That was fun. Nothing to do with F1 though.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 18:47

    Evening everyone :)

    HI Alex, you've started a trend. I got outfoxed again today regarding muse.

    andronov!!! *shakes fist*

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:47

    Ooh Giggles has been promoted, I thought it was Dr

    I think I may be both... But I'm not sure.

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:48

    I think I may be both... But I'm not sure.

    How are you anyway Sir, long time no chat

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:48

    HI Alex, you've started a trend. I got outfoxed again today regarding muse.

    sorry about the fox being out :(

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 18:49

    sorry about the fox being out :(

    :P

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:49

    How are you anyway Sir, long time no chat

    indeed I am well. Was sorry to hear about that idiot the other day. Glad you've kept strong.

    How are you doing?

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:51

    How are you doing?

    I'm good thanks, starting to enjoy F1 again .. had a bit of a "can't be bothered phase" over the off-season

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:52

    I'm good thanks, starting to enjoy F1 again .. had a bit of a "can't be bothered phase" over the off-season

    i've had that too, i've recorded a podcast but just felt very 'meh' to edit it, got an email about potential interviews today though, so hopefully that'll help me get back into it

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:52

    I have a muffin, yum strawberry and white chocolate!

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:53

    I'm good thanks, starting to enjoy F1 again .. had a bit of a "can't be bothered phase" over the off-season

    well that's good. Who would we get to sing a tremayne if you weren't about?

  • lou01/03/2010 at 18:53

    I have a muffin, yum strawberry and white chocolate!

    oooo that sounds yummy!!

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:54

    well that's good. Who would we get to sing a tremayne if you weren't about?

    lol well if someone can come up with some new words for aint no party like an s club party i might be persuaded to sing

  • RG01/03/2010 at 18:55

    lol well if someone can come up with some new words for aint no party like an s club party i might be persuaded to sing

    aint no race like an F1 race.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 18:55

    they can be determined all they like, it's still not going to rewrite history

    Taking this year off and not rushing stuff might be good for them. One can only imagine how bad the Campos car will be (assuming it makes it to the grid), and that was built by Dallara.

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:55

    aint no race like an F1 race.

    it started off aint no hug like a sidepod hug

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:55

    I have found the f1 digests a great get back into F1 thing :)

    must catch up with vivaF1 too

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:57

    must catch up with vivaF1 too

    Well Steve did an excellent guest post we published today

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 18:57

    I'm glad that Jackie has promised to record a sung voicemail. I'm really looking forward to it :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2010 at 18:57

    USF1 signed a second driver? Where did James Rossiter get $8million from?

    Thankfully for Rossitor, he was able to score a seat in IndyCar in the meantime; although realistically I just don't see him breaking back into F1

    :/

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:58

    Steven did etc

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 18:58

    lol well if someone can come up with some new words for aint no party like an s club party i might be persuaded to sing

    I am sure someone must be able to do that

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:58

    I'm glad that Jackie has promised to record a sung voicemail. I'm really looking forward to it :)

    I don't mind the singing it's the words I'd get stuck at

  • Jon Waldock01/03/2010 at 18:59

    I'm glad that Jackie has promised to record a sung voicemail. I'm really looking forward to it :)

    I don't mind the singing it's the words I'd get stuck at

    we can help with that :D

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 18:59

    we can help with that :D

    cool :D

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:04

    Did you see this just in via a link on twitter? http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/speed-fox-team-for-2010-f1-new-grid-reporter-introduced/

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:06

    Did you see this just in via a link on twitter? http://formula...-reporter-introduced/

    A lot of people will be pleased :D

    i wonder if he gets peters aus pre race gig too?

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 19:06

    I'm Nick and I am sidepodcast's representative in the gulf. If you are bored call me.

    he said without coming across as wierd ;)

    Exactly i cant say that!

    The first bit is good though :D

    I live in Dubai and want to get involved with motorsports. Do you need an intern/apprentice?

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:06

    i wonder if he gets peters aus pre race gig too?

    Would Peter have the nerve to do it?

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:07

    I live in Dubai and want to get involved with motorsports. Do you need an intern/apprentice?

    I know whats original and whats fed through a rewrite program

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:08

    I live in Dubai and want to get involved with motorsports. Do you need an intern/apprentice?

    hehe i dont have time for that!

    I already have paddock/pitlane access to national events too :D

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:08

    I know whats original and whats fed through a rewrite program

    :D

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 19:08

    I live in Dubai and want to get involved with motorsports. Do you need an intern/apprentice?

    hehe i dont have time for that!

    I already have paddock/pitlane access to national events too :D

    Dunno then?

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:08

    Would Peter have the nerve to do it?

    will he be going to races?

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 19:09

    Did you see this just in via a link on twitter? http://formula...-reporter-introduced/

    Dan is going to be very happy about that. He thought Windsor was going back to Speed last night and he was none to happy about it.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:10

    Dunno then?

    Hai, i live in dubai. i dont know who you are but doohicky folks say you are cool. im the guy you will see being in the way during pitstops k thx bai

    :D

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 19:10

    I live in Dubai and want to get involved with motorsports. Do you need an intern/apprentice?

    PS I won't do anything to upset you or Lou might kill me

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:11

    PS I won't do anything to upset you or Lou might kill me

    :D

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 19:11

    Would Peter have the nerve to do it?

    will he be going to races?

    He probably think his team will be at the races. I wonder if Bernie and blocked his paddock pass yet

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 19:11

    It's not often I get mentioned in the Daily Thread post (27th Feb 2010, look it up!), so I must thank Christine for the plug, which has probably tripled my blog stats - from 3 to 6!!!

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:13

    Did you see this just in via a link on twitter? http://formula...-reporter-introduced/

    oooh, yay.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 19:13

    Would Peter have the nerve to do it?

    will he be going to races?

    He probably think his team will be at the races. I wonder if Bernie and blocked his paddock pass yet

    I really hope he does block it!

  • lou01/03/2010 at 19:14

    PS I won't do anything to upset you or Lou might kill me

    oi!!... but it's kinda true...

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:15

    I really hope he does block it!

    He wont, he knows things that bernie realy really doesnt want out in the open

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:15

    Does anyone actually watch the Speed/Fox team for F1? I live in American and find it unwatchable. I basically go into hiding during Grand Prix weekends until I can get a BBC broadcast of the event.

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:15

    It's not often I get mentioned in the Daily Thread post (27th Feb 2010, look it up!), so I must thank Christine for the plug, which has probably tripled my blog stats - from 3 to 6!!!

    Shouldn't that be 9?

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:17

    He wont, he knows things that bernie realy really doesnt want out in the open

    you think bernie is scared of windsor?

    hehehahahahah!

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 19:17

    Shouldn't that be 9?

    *facepalm*

    It's Monday, I cannot wait to go to bed.

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 19:18

    He wont, he knows things that bernie realy really doesnt want out in the open

    you think bernie is scared of windsor?

    hehehahahahah!

    Bernie'd be laughing to the grave!! :D

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:19

    *facepalm*

    I was just pulling your leg.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:19

    you think bernie is scared of windsor?

    well it never has come out how a team managed to go from being owned by bernie, to windsor being buneled in the back of a van by men in masks and ending up with several broken bones.

    What went on there would make very interesting reading!

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:20

    well it never has come out how a team managed to go from being owned by bernie, to windsor being buneled in the back of a van by men in masks and ending up with several broken bones.

    yeah it has. pitpass wrote about it ten years ago.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 19:20

    I have to disappear for an hour so play nicely with each other while I am away. If you are bored I hear there is an awesome guest post on Viva F1. Feel free to leave positive or negative comments or to rant if you feel like it.

    http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=2807

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:21

    yeah it has. pitpass wrote about it ten years ago.

    nothing to see here, very old news, doubt bernie gives a flying felipe.

  • Nick in Dubai01/03/2010 at 19:23

    yeah it has. pitpass wrote about it ten years ago.

    nothing to see here, very old news, doubt bernie gives a flying felipe.

    From what i read in terry lovels book it said windsor had refused to discuss what went on when it happened?

    in any case, i suspect he will be away from the paddock for a while.

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:23

    nothing to see here, very old news, doubt bernie gives a flying felipe.

    lol I likes that turn of phrase

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:23

    I have to disappear for an hour so play nicely with each other while I am away. If you are bored I hear there is an awesome guest post on Viva F1. Feel free to leave positive or negative comments or to rant if you feel like it.

    Checking it out right now

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:23

    in any case, i suspect he will be away from the paddock for a while.

    we'll see.

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 19:27

    Did you see this just in via a link on twitter? http://formula...-reporter-introduced/

    Oh thank god... SpeedTV has a brain....

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:28

    yeah it has. pitpass wrote about it ten years ago.

    Anyone got a link for that, sounds interesting.... but then again it is THAT site

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:28

    I got an e-mail from John Gruber today. That was fun. Nothing to do with F1 though.

    Daring Fireball Jonhn Gruber, nice!

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:29

    Anyone got a link for that, sounds interesting.... but then again it is THAT site

    don't even know if it still there. as ever, the conspiracy theories are so much much exciting than the reality.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:29

    Oh thank god... SpeedTV has a brain....

    In the grand scheme of things though, it's more like putting a band-aid on a broken wound. Speed's whole presentation is terrible, bad production, ignorance widespread, etc. This is a step in the right direction, but it's going to take a lot more.

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 19:33

    Just realised something: this season there will be more F1 champions on the grid than any other year since 1999. That's a long time of Schumidomination.

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:34

    A new verb for the dictionary?

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 19:36

    In the grand scheme of things though, it's more like putting a band-aid on a broken wound. Speed's whole presentation is terrible, bad production, ignorance widespread, etc. This is a step in the right direction, but it's going to take a lot more.

    I just said they had a brain. Too bad it is too heavily infected with a disease known as "NASCAR-Practiciousitous"

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 19:37

    Trying the realtime/mobile thing. Commenting from my iTouch at the cafe.

    Nice to see the change at SpeedTV. I don't think Peter Windsor could be objective this season even if USF1 doesn't race til '11.

    Think of the worst of Eddie Jordan x 10

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:37

    I just said they had a brain. Too bad it is too heavily infected with a disease known as "NASCAR-Practiciousitous"

    it's the dominant sport though. surely it's up to f1 to make f1 better?

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 19:38

    Good evening.

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:38

    Think of the worst of Eddie Jordan x 10

    oh no!

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:38

    Good evening.

    chap.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:39

    Nice to see the change at SpeedTV. I don't think Peter Windsor could be objective this season even if USF1 doesn't race til '11.

    Does anyone really think the FIA are going to hold a slot for them for a year

    Why shouldn't a more deserving team get it or let the entries be decided on merit when the time comes?

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:40

    Does anyone really think the FIA are going to hold a slot for them for a year

    Why shouldn't a more deserving team get it or let the entries be decided on merit when the time comes?

    when does the time come though?

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 19:40

    Did you see this just in via a link on twitter? http://formula...-reporter-introduced/

    Oh thank god... SpeedTV has a brain....

    I just caught that on Twitter as well, first thing I saw when I loaded it. Great news both for Will and for Speed and their audience. I mean I have no idea what he's like on telly but surely he'll be good.

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:41

    I just caught that on Twitter as well, first thing I saw when I loaded it. Great news both for Will and for Speed and their audience. I mean I have no idea what he's like on telly but surely he'll be good.

    will it affect gp2/gpweek?

  • lou01/03/2010 at 19:41

    Jenson's views on the winter and the up and coming season.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2togDmmjGAI

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 19:41

    Does anyone really think the FIA are going to hold a slot for them for a year

    Why shouldn't a more deserving team get it or let the entries be decided on merit when the time comes?

    Can't say they won't. I personally doubt it, but I'm never really amazed at bat-butt crazy decisions made by the FIA.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:41

    when does the time come though?

    If there's a slot, would it not be fairer to let all those apply and judge their entries on merit?

    I understand this is the FIA but you get the point

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:42

    Can't say they won't. I personally doubt it, but I'm never really amazed at bat-butt crazy decisions made by the FIA.

    This is true, sadly

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:42

    If there's a slot, would it not be fairer to let all those apply and judge their entries on merit?

    i don't know when or even if the fia have a process for deciding though.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 19:43

    i don't know when or even if the fia have a process for deciding though.

    Even if they do they'll presumably just make things up as they go along like usual :)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:43

    i don't know when or even if the fia have a process for deciding though.

    For 2011, I mean

    If there's a free space

  • Jackie01/03/2010 at 19:43

    Even if they do they'll presumably just make things up as they go along like usual :)

    This could be the first real test of Mr Todt's presidency

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:43

    Alex: What did John Gruber say, I presume it was Tech Talk?

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:44

    i don't know when or even if the fia have a process for deciding though.

    For 2011, I mean
    If there's a free space

    that's what i'm saying. the fia don't have a process for evaluating new teams do they? that's why this year is a once in a very long time opportunity.

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:45

    This could be the first real test of Mr Todt's presidency

    i don't think it's that big a deal to be honest.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 19:45

    If anyone has not voted, I'll be closing the final Life in the Fast Lane poll soon: http://tenstepstories.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/life-in-the-fast-lane-part-9/

    Technically I'm waiting for my mother to let me know she has voted, but shhh.

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 19:45

    when does the time come though?

    When Bernie rolls over and barks "pay me!!!"

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:45

    that's what i'm saying. the fia don't have a process for evaluating new teams do they? that's why this year is a once in a very long time opportunity.

    It's pretty clear the FIA's judgment is slightly skewed :)

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:45

    Technically I'm waiting for my mother to let me know she has voted, but shhh.

    :)

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:45

    it's the dominant sport though. surely it's up to f1 to make f1 better?

    Yes, it's up to F1 to make it appeal to Americans, but they're also fighting an uphill battle the whole way. It's a lot like futbol, in terms of they're both great sports, but neither are part of American traditions, so both are very unpopular.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 19:46

    will it affect gp2/gpweek?

    Not sure. Who does he do GP2 for?

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:46

    It's pretty clear the FIA's judgment is slightly skewed :)

    to me, they gave a team an entry, the team screwed up. deal closed. no extensions, no alternates. the slot came and went, f1 moves on.

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:46

    Not sure. Who does he do GP2 for?

    he's the commentator, isn't he?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:46

    to me, they gave a team an entry, the team screwed up. deal closed. no extensions, no alternates. the slot came and went, f1 moves on.

    Completely agree

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 19:47

    he's the commentator, isn't he?

    For Eurosport? Martin Haven usually does it, does Will do it when he's busy?

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 19:47

    to me, they gave a team an entry, the team screwed up. deal closed. no extensions, no alternates. the slot came and went, f1 moves on.

    Agreed!

    It should be the classic, "It's not personal, it's just business"

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 19:48

    Alex: What did John Gruber say, I presume it was Tech Talk?

    We were engaged in conversation re: Free Play. I was thinking that lots of tech companies at the moment seem to be making a distinction between mobile device and computer in their strange licensing ways. Freeplay lets you authorise on up to 5 computers. But as many devices as you like. I wondered if he had a feel about if the iPad is a computer or a device. He says he had assumed it would be device.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:48

    Not sure. Who does he do GP2 for?

    he's the commentator, isn't he?

    From his 'about' page:

    Buxton is the FIA Accredited Journalist for Australasian Motorsport News at every Formula 1 Grand Prix, and he is also the commentator for the FOM world feed of the GP2 Series and GP2 Asia Series

  • me01/03/2010 at 19:48

    For Eurosport? Martin Haven usually does it, does Will do it when he's busy?

    midweekmotorosport just said:

    Will you be as magnificently exuberant as you are on your GP2 Asia broadcasts?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:49

    Does anyone really think the FIA are going to hold a slot for them for a year

    Why shouldn't a more deserving team get it or let the entries be decided on merit when the time comes?

    I think they may, but they shouldn't get a slot. They've had more than ample time to do what they needed to do, and screwed it up royally.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:49

    I wondered if he had a feel about if the iPad is a computer or a device. He says he had assumed it would be device.

    Interesting

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 19:50

    From his 'about' page:

    Buxton is the FIA Accredited Journalist for Australasian Motorsport News at every Formula 1 Grand Prix, and he is also the commentator for the FOM world feed of the GP2 Series and GP2 Asia Series

    Ah I see. I have no idea what territories use the world feed.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:52

    It should be the classic, "It's not personal, it's just business"

    Fully agree. As much as it'd be nice to see an entry from my own country, it'd be unfair to keep someone else from the grid who have the manpower and the ability to produce a car, hire drivers and actually construct a race team.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:52

    I wondered if he had a feel about if the iPad is a computer or a device. He says he had assumed it would be device.

    On that subject, there is rumours of constrained availabilty on launch

    May be time to pre-register for the early adopters

    MacRumors article

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 19:53

    Technically I'm waiting for my mother to let me know she has voted, but shhh.

    Christine's mother in law's son's mother in law?

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 19:53

    to me, they gave a team an entry, the team screwed up. deal closed. no extensions, no alternates. the slot came and went, f1 moves on.

    Amen

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:53

    Christine's mother in law's son's mother in law?

    :lol:

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 19:54

    good evening

    usf still on life support? or have they pulled the plug?

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 19:55

    it's the dominant sport though. surely it's up to f1 to make f1 better?

    Agreed. I was just making a joke. Seriously, they cover all of NASCAR series practices. If you want a new definition of boredom... then three hours of NASCAR Nationwide practice is it. It makes F1 practice and test sessions look like a Michael Bay movie.

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 19:55

    good evening

    usf still on life support? or have they pulled the plug?

    Just like Bernie, it won't die!

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 19:55

    Hi Mav

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:56

    good evening

    usf still on life support? or have they pulled the plug?

    Posted this earlier

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/formula-1-news/229142/us-f1-offers-compensation-to-miss-season/

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 19:56

    Christine's mother in law's son's mother in law?

    That's the one!

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 19:57

    That's the one!

    Okay cool... I got all confused the way you described it ;)

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 19:58

    Agreed. I was just making a joke. Seriously, they cover all of NASCAR series practices. If you want a new definition of boredom... then three hours of NASCAR Nationwide practice is it. It makes F1 practice and test sessions look like a Michael Bay movie.

    F1's problem in America is bad production. Speed's F1 presentation is terrible, where as the BBC's presentation is outstanding.

    NASCAR, while it's not my cup of tea, has great presentation and excellent commentary in America.

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 19:58

    Okay cool... I got all confused the way you described it ;)

    :)

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 19:59

    Posted this earlier

    see... not exactly short of money are they?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:00

    see... not exactly short of money are they?

    Toaster manufacturing has diverted their attention methinks

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:00

    Toaster manufacturing has diverted their attention methinks

    they'll forget to put slots in the top or something

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:03

    they'll forget to put slots in the top or something

    As long as it has KERS it'll be ok with me =)

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 20:05

    F1's problem in America is bad production. Speed's F1 presentation is terrible, where as the BBC's presentation is outstanding.

    That why I want to see ESPN form a Motorsports channel.

  • Jeremy01/03/2010 at 20:06

    I wondered if he had a feel about if the iPad is a computer or a device. He says he had assumed it would be device.

    Steve Jobs told me it was a whole new category :P

    When is a brand new Apple device NOT in constraint at launch?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:06

    That why I want to see ESPN form a Motorsports channel.

    What they really need is the folks who do NFL Films to do F1 production. I swear the folks from NFL Films make even the most mundane part of football look amazing.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:08

    As long as it has KERS it'll be ok with me =)

    How's a toaster have any Kinetic Energy to recover? (Unless you throw it in frustration or at Ken Anderson)

  • Dan Brunell01/03/2010 at 20:08

    What they really need is the folks who do NFL Films to do F1 production. I swear the folks from NFL Films make even the most mundane part of football look amazing.

    NFL Films is a good example for F1 to follow. It makes a profit every year. The problem is that Bernie would never start this up because of the sunk cost to get it going. Same reason why he will not invest in HD.

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 20:09

    O wow! I just had an epiphany after reading the last few comments.

    USF1 hasn't really been building a car all this time, or even toasters.

    They're really a front for Apple, they've been building the stockpile of 300 Million iPads for release date.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:09

    How's a toaster have any Kinetic Energy to recover? (Unless you throw it in frustration or at Ken Anderson)

    now i wrote that and then decided not to go there because it was only going to confuse Ken Anderson if he ever read it

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:10

    NFL Films is a good example for F1 to follow. It makes a profit every year. The problem is that Bernie would never start this up because of the sunk cost to get it going. Same reason why he will not invest in HD.

    So true...

  • Jeremy01/03/2010 at 20:11

    They're really a front for Apple, they've been building the stockpile of 300 Million iPads for release date.

    oops. Rumbled! :-)

    check with gruberson, but I think if the toaster has a 30 pin dock connector, it will count as a device too

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:11

    They're really a front for Apple, they've been building the stockpile of 300 Million iPads for release date.

    they WERE meant to be iPods - they managed to mess up the dimensions

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:12

    now i wrote that and then decided not to go there because it was only going to confuse Ken Anderson if he ever read it

    Very good chance it might confuse him. He could throw the toaster at himself.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:13

    Very good chance it might confuse him. He could throw the toaster at himself.

    I might pay to see that.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:13

    I might pay to see that.

    It's viewable, but not in HD.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:14

    poor mr mike seems to be having some trouble writing.

    nothing wrong with my middle finger mr mike, see...

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:15

    When is a brand new Apple device NOT in constraint at launch?

    true

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:15

    It's viewable, but not in HD.

    that's OK. Right now my cable company only transmits the 4 local channels in HD anyway.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:17

    that's OK. Right now my cable company only transmits the 4 local channels in HD anyway.

    OUCH!

    One of the only reason I get HD from my cable company is because of the Discovery Channel and the Sci Channel. The animal/space programs in HD are amazing.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:21

    One of the only reason I get HD from my cable company is because of the Discovery Channel and the Sci Channel. The animal/space programs in HD are amazing.

    It's a rinky dink company and they just got bought out by RCN, so sometime this year they'll be upgrading. Verizon is also scheduled to lay FIOS around June or so.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:22

    It's a rinky dink company and they just got bought out by RCN, so sometime this year they'll be upgrading. Verizon is also scheduled to lay FIOS around June or so.

    Yea, I'm going to miss my FIOS. I'm moving this weekend and am only going to have Comcast or DirectTV available.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:23

    Yea, I'm going to miss my FIOS. I'm moving this weekend and am only going to have Comcast or DirectTV available.

    Where too, if I may ask? (Americans gotta stick together on here, it's full of foreigners! ;) )

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:24

    Where too, if I may ask? (Americans gotta stick together on here, it's full of foreigners! ;) )

    It's the only way to run a 24hr commenting system :D

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:24

    I work in DC, but live in Fairfax, VA, which is too long of a drive. I'll be living on the outskirts of Woodbridge, VA, just a smidge south of the District itself.

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 20:24

    Where too, if I may ask? (Americans gotta stick together on here, it's full of foreigners! ;) )

    In Bloomington, Indiana here.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:24

    I work in DC, but live in Fairfax, VA, which is too long of a drive. I'll be living on the outskirts of Woodbridge, VA, just a smidge south of the District itself.

    Holy frijoles! I live just south of Manassas, in Gainesville.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:25

    Plus it'll put me closer to FedEx Field, which is where SCCA holds our Autocross events.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:25

    Holy frijoles! I live just south of Manassas, in Gainesville.

    Well howdy neighbor =)

  • Christine01/03/2010 at 20:25

    A new post: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/03/01/a-boatload-of-fun/

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:25

    Holy frijoles! I live just south of Manassas, in Gainesville.

    SidepodMeet-up in the offing!

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 20:25

    It's the only way to run a 24hr commenting system :D

    With my schedule, I usually run into more of the EU types. Friendly no matter where you're from.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:28

    Holy frijoles! I live just south of Manassas, in Gainesville.

    Do you do any motorsports around the VA area? I got engulfed in it last year and have a 30 or so event schedule built for this coming year. Will be doing NASA events out at Summit Point too.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:31

    What they really need is the folks who do NFL Films to do F1 production. I swear the folks from NFL Films make even the most mundane part of football look amazing.

    Those films are awesome. Why can't we get the audo they have on regular coverage?

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:32

    How's a toaster have any Kinetic Energy to recover? (Unless you throw it in frustration or at Ken Anderson)

    Recover the pop up energy

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:32

    I'm guessing Lukeh already knows about the Official Muse App

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:32

    Recover the pop up energy

    I was going to suggest that but by the end of the evening we would have re-designed it ourselves

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 20:32

    I'm guessing Lukeh already knows about the Official Muse App

    Oooh yes.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:33

    Oooh yes.

    Lurker! :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:34

    I was going to suggest that but by the end of the evening we would have re-designed it ourselves

    I wouldn't expect anything else

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:34

    Recover the pop up energy

    come to think of it, all toasters have KERS

    you push it down, it recovers the energy in a spring, which it releases once burnt (maybe I should set the timer to a lower number)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 20:35

    Holy frijoles! I live just south of Manassas, in Gainesville.

    Do you do any motorsports around the VA area? I got engulfed in it last year and have a 30 or so event schedule built for this coming year. Will be doing NASA events out at Summit Point too.

    Summit point? Just raced there last week on the iRacing Sim ;)

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 20:35

    Do you do any motorsports around the VA area? I got engulfed in it last year and have a 30 or so event schedule built for this coming year. Will be doing NASA events out at Summit Point too.

    The only thing I do right now is the PCA karting league at Allsports GP in Sterling (http://pcakarting.com/)

    But I know a few fellow Impreza owners that do the autocross thing.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 20:35

    IndyCar.com is about to be relaunched, and I mean any time in the next few minutes. Hopefully the absolute mess of the old one will be a thing of the past.

    ooh, Wedge found this... http://www.indycar.com/schedule/

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:35

    come to think of it, all toasters have KERS

    you push it down, it recovers the energy in a spring, which it releases once burnt (maybe I should set the timer to a lower number)

    No, that's turning potential energy into kinetic. Not recovery

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:35

    come to think of it, all toasters have KERS

    you push it down, it recovers the energy in a spring, which it releases once burnt (maybe I should set the timer to a lower number)

    The only problem being you are not allowed to deploy KERS under 100kmh.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:36

    No, that's turning potential energy into kinetic. Not recovery

    you have to push the toast in anyway

    why not recover that energy to help get it back out again?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:36

    The only problem being you are not allowed to deploy KERS under 100kmh.

    Would need to throw it quite hard to acheive that then

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:36

    The only problem being you are not allowed to deploy KERS under 100kmh.

    and you can only use it once per slice of toast

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:36

    Would need to throw it quite hard to acheive that then

    John Elway isn't doing anything right now and I'm sure he still has a cannon for an arm.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 20:36

    Lurker! :)

    *re-disappears*

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:37

    you have to push the toast in anyway

    why not recover that energy to help get it back out again?

    You see, this is why i stayed quiet earlier :D

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:37

    No, that's turning potential energy into kinetic. Not recovery

    But as it tops out on release it still has energy that turns to sound as it clangs againt the top limit and kinetic spring wobble

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:37

    You see, this is why i stayed quiet earlier :D

    I won't mention TERS then

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:38

    The only problem being you are not allowed to deploy KERS under 100kmh.

    How fast does a toaster pop up go?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:38

    How fast does a toaster pop up go?

    Ask US F1, this question has obviously held them back so far. They must have some answers by now

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:39

    I won't mention TERS then

    toasTERS

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:39

    You also have to factor in the elements too, it's not always going to be a nice, sunny and calm day. We're going to have to wind-tunnel this.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:39

    You also have to factor in the elements too, it's not always going to be a nice, sunny and calm day. We're going to have to wind-tunnel this.

    You're right, CFD isn't the way to go on this

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:40

    You're right, CFD isn't the way to go on this

    Or CTD

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:40

    You also have to factor in the elements too

    I thought you meant the heating elements. Lot of energy to be recovered there too

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:40

    You're right, CFD isn't the way to go on this

    Yes, it didn't work well for Virgin's toaster, er I mean car.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:41

    I thought you meant the heating elements. Lot of energy to be recovered there too

    TERS - thermal energy recovery system - the big energy loss is heat out of the top

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:42

    TERS - thermal energy recovery system - the big energy loss is heat out of the top

    We can put a paddle wheel on top that will turn when the heat rises. Run an output shaft to a charger with a capacitor connected to it.

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 20:43

    Lurker! :)

    Lurkeh. ;)

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 20:44

    Or CTD

    Computational Toast Dynamics?

    Does it factor in bread softness and sell-by dates? :D

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 20:45

    Yes, it didn't work well for Virgin's toaster, er I mean car.

    Self-destructing toasters are great for suicide bombers. Not so great for toast....

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:45

    Does it factor in bread softness and sell-by dates? :D

    That's coming in a later patch.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:46

    TERS - thermal energy recovery system - the big energy loss is heat out of the top

    UST1 are having the slots on the bottom to prevent losing heat. Bit of a sod if the toast goes on fire though

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 20:47

    UST1 are having the slots on the bottom to prevent losing heat. Bit of a sod if the toast goes on fire though

    AFTER.

    Automatic Fire Toast Ejection Rams.

    :D

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 20:48

    UST1 are having the slots on the bottom to prevent losing heat. Bit of a sod if the toast goes on fire though

    Are you sure those slots are *real* slots, and not just Red Bull style stickers, pretending to be slots?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:48

    UST1 are having the slots on the bottom to prevent losing heat. Bit of a sod if the toast goes on fire though

    Little bit of fire never hurt anyone. Ask Kimi after Button set him on fire at Interlagos.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:49

    Little bit of fire never hurt anyone. Ask Kimi after Button set him on fire at Interlagos.

    Kovi wasn't it?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:49

    Are you sure those slots are *real* slots, and not just Red Bull style stickers, pretending to be slots?

    Toast exhaust scandal! :D

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:49

    Kovi wasn't it?

    Right, Heikki. Brain fart.

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:50

    Automatic Fire Toast Ejection Rams.

    that leaves the risk of AFTERburn

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:50

    Are you sure those slots are *real* slots, and not just Red Bull style stickers, pretending to be slots?

    You could put stickers on the top

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:51

    Little bit of fire never hurt anyone. Ask Kimi after Button set him on fire at Interlagos.

    Heikki set fire to him

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:51

    What kind of diffusers are going to be toaster legal?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 20:51

    What kind of diffusers are going to be toaster legal?

    diffusers? they're expanding out into hairdryers too?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 20:54

    diffusers? they're expanding out into hairdryers too?

    Why not, my crockpot has things on the side that appear to be very illegal diffusers. The stewards are definitely going to have a look at them.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 20:55

    Anyone want to join the fun?

    http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/statuses/9841120077

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 20:55

    that leaves the risk of AFTERburn

    Good spot that man! :D

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:57

    Anyone want to join the fun?

    I think he's had far too much of our time and simply doesn't get it anyway

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 20:58

    I think he's had far too much of our time and simply doesn't get it anyway

    There is a point at which patient explanations turn into harrassment, and I'm not interested in harrassment.

  • RG01/03/2010 at 20:59

    Anyone want to join the fun?

    No, not really. What he did before was wrong, and I can't really give a damn about what else he does. Didn't before, don't now.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 20:59

    Anyone want to join the fun?

    He seems a bit sensitive

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 20:59

    There is a point at which patient explanations turn into harrassment, and I'm not interested in harrassment.

    It's a shame he just doesn't learn to not rise to the bait

    Still, we've established he's not the brightest

    Back to the toasters :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 20:59

    I think he's had far too much of our time and simply doesn't get it anyway

    There is a point at which patient explanations turn into harrassment, and I'm not interested in harrassment.

    Neither am I. Thought I'd let him know my thoughts though.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:00

    Neither am I. Thought I'd let him know my thoughts though.

    Nothing wrong with that but I can see this really getting out of hand

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:01

    Anyone want to join the fun?

    well I'm blocked, so it's hard to

    but I found this comment interesting: http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9832261708

    here's my response: http://twitter.com/VivaF1/status/9840131589

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:02

    well I'm blocked, so it's hard to

    but I found this comment interesting: http://twitter..._f1/status/9832261708

    here's my response: http://twitter...aF1/status/9840131589

    so I think the apology might want to go in the opposite direction

    he clearly doesn't get it though

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 21:02

    Neither am I. Thought I'd let him know my thoughts though.

    Nothing wrong with that but I can see this really getting out of hand

    True, but we all talk about how we should encourage people not to use GMM and take other people's work, yet nobody except a couple want to tell him that he shouldn't be doing it?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:03

    Still, we've established he's not the brightest

    talking of which...

    Back to the toasters :)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:03

    True, but we all talk about how we should encourage people not to use GMM and take other people's work, yet nobody except a couple want to tell him that he shouldn't be doing it?

    He was tackled on that last week and clearly doesn't get it. Most of us gave up on a lost cause after that

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 21:03

    It's a shame he just doesn't learn to not rise to the bait

    I don't get what he's on about with cookies. I'm rapidly losing interest.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 21:03

    True, but we all talk about how we should encourage people not to use GMM and take other people's work, yet nobody except a couple want to tell him that he shouldn't be doing it?

    What's the point? He's obviously not listening.

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 21:04

    True, but we all talk about how we should encourage people not to use GMM and take other people's work, yet nobody except a couple want to tell him that he shouldn't be doing it?

    That's what I said last week. It was worth a shot. For a while it looked like he might turn out to be promising. He's dropped GMM and started copying other people. I give up.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 21:04

    True, but we all talk about how we should encourage people not to use GMM and take other people's work, yet nobody except a couple want to tell him that he shouldn't be doing it?

    What's the point? He's obviously not listening.

    Yeah alright, fine then. You guys were very keen earlier, was all...

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:05

    I don't get what he's on about with cookies. I'm rapidly losing interest.

    The only thing I care about is him affecting some great members of the community. Him and his work, never had an interest

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:05

    That's what I said last week. It was worth a shot. For a while it looked like he might turn out to be promising. He's dropped GMM and started copying other people. I give up.

    he was copying people weeks ago, he had james allen articles days before all this kicked off and I can't be bothered going back beyond what was on the front page of article

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:05

    Yeah alright, fine then. You guys were very keen earlier, was all...

    Some were, not many, I think

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 21:06

    Yeah alright, fine then. You guys were very keen earlier, was all...

    He got the message. There's no need to then stir it up again several hours later.

  • me01/03/2010 at 21:06

    Yeah alright, fine then. You guys were very keen earlier, was all...

    we did it all this morning and then again this afternoon. i think anyone who wants to be a one-handed f1 journalist is living in on the same planet as nick.

    come to think of it, ask mike what he thinks about abu dhabi?

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:06

    What's the point? He's obviously not listening.

    true

    same with GMM though

  • Pat W01/03/2010 at 21:06

    Anyway I'm watching ALMS Long Beach from last year while thinking about blogging of my own, so back to that..

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:07

    come to think of it, ask mike what he thinks about abu dhabi?

    :D

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:08

    come to think of it, ask mike what he thinks about abu dhabi?

    Was watching V8 supercars over the weekend. They were racing in Abu Dhabi.

    Yup, it's still a crap circuit.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:08

    well I'm blocked, so it's hard to

    but I found this comment interesting: http://twitter..._f1/status/9832261708

    here's my response: http://twitter...aF1/status/9840131589

    He has some real rubbish on his twitter. He has a conversation with someone about why Ferrari don't have yellow uniforms any more. The guy says he remembers Todt wearing yellow in 1998. Griffin then says everything has been red since Enzo's death. That was 10 years before the other guy saw Todt wearing yellow.

    The reason the team wears red is sponsors

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 21:09

    Yeah alright, fine then. You guys were very keen earlier, was all...

    we did it all this morning and then again this afternoon. i think anyone who wants to be a one-handed f1 journalist is living in on the same planet as nick.

    come to think of it, ask mike what he thinks about abu dhabi?

    Fair enough - I couldn't really tweet earlier you see.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:09

    Yup, it's still a crap circuit.

    The GP2 racing was quite fun but for entirely different reasons I think

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:10

    True, but we all talk about how we should encourage people not to use GMM and take other people's work, yet nobody except a couple want to tell him that he shouldn't be doing it?

    See how he eventually responds once the temper tantrum is over and if he needs more people to point him in the right direction then so be it

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:10

    The reason the team wears red is sponsors

    'rosso marlboro' it's called

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:13

    'rosso marlboro' it's called

    Exactly. Enzo didn't like to see aything other than a few trade sponsors on the car because as usual he ws living in the past but once he died the team became a more normal F1 team and eventually the sponsors got a bit more bang for their buck.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:23

    Amazon building its own space vehicle

    http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/blue-origin-rocket-secrets-100226.html

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:24

    Amazon building its own space vehicle

    http://www.spa...t-secrets-100226.html

    Is this to get around VAT laws?

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:26

    Is this to get around VAT laws?

    Haven't found a reason for it yet other than Jeff Bezos having more money than he knows what to do with and too much sense to give it to Peter Windsor

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 21:27

    Haven't found a reason for it yet other than Jeff Bezos having more money than he knows what to do with and too much sense to give it to Peter Windsor

    Sounds fair enough to me

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:32

    It's times like this that I feel for USF1. I just got an email from Weisco letting me know it'll be another two weeks on my pistons I ordered.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:33

    It's times like this that I feel for USF1. I just got an email from Weisco letting me know it'll be another two weeks on my pistons I ordered.

    hrmmm... you getting someone else to install the pistons or are you doing it yourself?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:34

    hrmmm... you getting someone else to install the pistons or are you doing it yourself?

    Rebuild myself on a 4AG that's going into (hopefully) this years car that I'll use for the STS class of autocross; my '85 Toyota MR2.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:35

    Looks like Bezos's space program is more advance than I thought. I had never heard of it. If anyone in the Seattle area is looking for a space job they are hiring.

    http://www.blueorigin.com/index.html

  • Eric the baker01/03/2010 at 21:35

    I just got an email from Weisco letting me know it'll be another two weeks on my pistons I ordered.

    You could contact USF1 and ask them to custom machine your pistons for you. I'm pretty sure they have at least 1 milling machine sitting idle on their shop floor.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:38

    Rebuild myself on a 4AG that's going into (hopefully) this years car that I'll use for the STS class of autocross; my '85 Toyota MR2.

    Interesting.... I'm wary of doing any racing in my STi because it already had to have it's engine rebuilt (oil pickup broke, at least it was under warranty and they fixed it at no cost to me), but if I could find someone local that could help with a rebuild if it broke... ;)

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:38

    hrmmm... you getting someone else to install the pistons or are you doing it yourself?

    Few pics of the car build in progress. Lots of holdups, especially with the move.

    Front Coilover/Rear sway bar build

    Rear coilover build

    Side view

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 21:39

    Shockingly bad journalism?

    http://twitter.com/JonnyMWright/status/9842466415

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:39

    Interesting.... I'm wary of doing any racing in my STi because it already had to have it's engine rebuilt (oil pickup broke, at least it was under warranty and they fixed it at no cost to me), but if I could find someone local that could help with a rebuild if it broke... ;)

    I know a couple Subaru specialists in fact. The car they built is an absolute monster... They run with at the Capitol Driving Club events I go to.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:40

    Front Coilover/Rear sway bar build

    Rear coilover build

    Side view

    Cool. Two of my brothers-in-law each have their own 24 hours of lemons teams and they both race MR2's

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:40

    Cool. Two of my brothers-in-law each have their own 24 hours of lemons teams and they both race MR2's

    Funny you mention that, I'll be pitting for a Lemons team hopefully for the event here in NOVA.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:41

    Few pics of the car build in progress. Lots of holdups, especially with the move.

    I always liked that MR2

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:41

    I know a couple Subaru specialists in fact. The car they built is an absolute monster... They run with at the Capitol Driving Club events I go to.

    I know many subie folk, dont' know if they can rebuild an engine, though :)

    Either way I have to wait for a year or two until we get a 3rd car, then I have permisssion to race :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:41

    Shockingly bad journalism?

    That is unacceptable.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:41

    I know many subie folk, dont' know if they can rebuild an engine, though :)

    These folks can rebuild anything on a Subaru. They may as well work for Prodrive.

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:42

    Funny you mention that, I'll be pitting for a Lemons team hopefully for the event here in NOVA.

    yeah, one of the in-laws said I shoudl get a car and then they could come drive for me. I told him he already mooched off of me for a year living in my house for free so it should be the other way around :)

  • RG01/03/2010 at 21:42

    Shockingly bad journalism?

    That is unprofessional to say the least.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:44

    I always liked that MR2

    Same. I love everything with that 4AG motor. I also own an older Corolla packing a 4AG and used to work on Corolla GT's that had the same.

    Corolla front view

    Corolla side view

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:47

    They're super reliable motors and can take quite a beating. Plus they're very easy to break down in case you have a failure. Those and Nissan's CA18DET were my motors of choice while stationed in Europe and I got plenty of miles during that time logged on them at Nordschleife, Hockenheim and Spa.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 21:49

    Ok folks, just about 5 o clock here, so time to pack up and call it a day. Take care =)

  • RG01/03/2010 at 21:51

    Ok folks, just about 5 o clock here, so time to pack up and call it a day. Take care =)

    Have a nice evening :)

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 21:51

    That is unprofessional to say the least.

    stupid thing is he's probably going to get more false leads than real ones

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:54

    Ok folks, just about 5 o clock here, so time to pack up and call it a day. Take care =)

    See you Jim

  • jpancoast01/03/2010 at 21:55

    Ok folks, just about 5 o clock here, so time to pack up and call it a day. Take care =)

    Later.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 21:55

    I have got to the stage where i am so excited about the new season i've just been randomly watching clips and montages of last season. warning i am super happy #goodmemories.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 21:56

    I have got to the stage where i am so excited about the new season i've just been randomly watching clips and montages of last season. warning i am super happy #goodmemories.

    you should tune into bbc1 at 1pm on saturday... :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 21:58

    I have got to the stage where i am so excited about the new season i've just been randomly watching clips and montages of last season. warning i am super happy #goodmemories.

    How many days to go now?

  • lou01/03/2010 at 21:59

    How many days to go now?

    10!!!! just 10 days left!!! seriously only 10 days... not 100... 10 days...:D wohooo! *ehem*

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 22:00

    10!!!! just 10 days left!!! seriously only 10 days... not 100... 10 days...:D wohooo! *ehem*

    It seems not time since you said it was 90+

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:01

    It seems not time since you said it was 90+

    i know! the off season is so much more bareable when you have spc towers.. is it strange that i'm really really looking forward to getting up early in the morning to watch the Ausi GP sessions..

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:05

    10!!!! just 10 days left!!! seriously only 10 days... not 100... 10 days...:D wohooo! *ehem*

    I hate you Lou, seriously. 10 days! It's so close I have to start planning my Fridays now. My bosses will hate me for it!

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:06

    I have a vision of SPC towers being a deep underground cave under a mountain in Wales.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:07

    I hate you Lou, seriously. 10 days! It's so close I have to start planning my Fridays now. My bosses will hate me for it!

    don't hate me... i've counted down every single day of this off season! if i could have made it quicker i would... :P

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 22:07

    I have a vision of SPC towers being a deep underground cave under a mountain in Wales.

    SPC towers is on Rockall.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 22:07

    I have a vision of SPC towers being a deep underground cave under a mountain in Wales.

    No, that's just me.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:07

    I have a vision of SPC towers being a deep underground cave under a mountain in Wales.

    No, they're on Rockall

  • Maverick01/03/2010 at 22:07

    I have a vision of SPC towers being a deep underground cave under a mountain in Wales.

    it's in earth orbit isn't it?

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:07

    don't hate me... i've counted down every single day of this off season! if i could have made it quicker i would... :P

    And my Monday was going so quickly..... :D

  • RG01/03/2010 at 22:07

    10!!!! just 10 days left!!! seriously only 10 days... not 100... 10 days...:D wohooo! *ehem*

    10? Darn, I still need to do my annual, completely misjudge a team in my season preview post.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:08

    And my Monday was going so quickly..... :D

    :D

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:08

    No, that's just me.

    :D hehe

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:08

    Wishlist for the front page: posted by author somewhere. Best place probably would be just after the date.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:09

    10? Darn, I still need to do my annual, completely misjudge a team in my season preview post.

    can you misjudge Jenson's team again please? that went kinda well last year. unless it wasn't you that predicted them as being rubbish? #awfulmemory

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:09

    BTW, who's the woman on the picture for F1 Digest part 2 - the teams?

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:10

    10? Darn, I still need to do my annual, completely misjudge a team in my season preview post.

    Got Sauber completely wrong too!

    #sorryRG

  • RG01/03/2010 at 22:11

    can you misjudge Jenson's team again please? that went kinda well last year. unless it wasn't you that predicted them as being rubbish? #awfulmemory

    Yes, it was me. Well, I was gonna predict McLaren for second in the championship. But, my predictions have been very wrong lately, so who knows.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:11

    BTW, who's the woman on the picture for F1 Digest part 2 - the teams?

    She has Toro Rosso headphones on, that's all I got

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 22:12

    BTW, who's the woman on the picture for F1 Digest part 2 - the teams?

    FakeClaireWilliams?

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 22:12

    I have a vision of SPC towers being a deep underground cave under a mountain in Wales.

    it's in earth orbit isn't it?

    Rockall?

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:13

    Yes, it was me. Well, I was gonna predict McLaren for second in the championship. But, my predictions have been very wrong lately, so who knows.

    second??? i can deal with them not being 2nd... as long as Jenson is first... (something tells me i'm not going to be as happy about the 2010 season as i was the 2009 one.)

  • RG01/03/2010 at 22:13

    Got Sauber completely wrong too!

    Oh I love who I said was going to win in Aus, Fernando Alonso.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 22:17

    *gets popcorn*

    I want to see what's going to happen at midnight regarding the whole PS3 farce... :)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:20

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81794

    Of course, Alia already told us yesterday that FIF1 have filed. {Comment #407}

    You know what? Beating the established news sources to a news item (however small) feels good :) Interesting to note they left themselves a whole day of margin though. They have clearly learned not to take financial matters quite as much to the brink as usual ;)

  • me01/03/2010 at 22:22

    She has Toro Rosso headphones on, that's all I got

    i think she's the bridgestone tyre engineer for STR.

  • me01/03/2010 at 22:22

    Wishlist for the front page: posted by author somewhere. Best place probably would be just after the date.

    can do. will do.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:22

    i think she's the bridgestone tyre engineer for STR.

    Would make sense, I wondered about the Bridgestone photo tag

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:23

    i could be a curious turn though. if the gmm name is so tarnished that they'd happily lose credit in order to retain sales. how do we tell if there's no "gmm" credit? {Comment #414}

    Easy. If you put the main names into Twitter and get half-a-dozen identical stories back, then the half-dozen identical ones are the GMM version. If the title you're looking at is significantly different, it's almost certainly not GMM-modified content.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:25

    If Christine's looking to stay with Android, the Nexus one could be here soon. Leo loves his

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/02/27/nexus-one-to-launch-on-vodafone-uk-in-april/

  • me01/03/2010 at 22:26

    If Christine's looking to stay with Android, the Nexus one could be here soon. Leo loves his

    it's going to have to hurry up. i think the g1 is dying.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:26

    it's going to have to hurry up. i think the g1 is dying.

    April, it's suggested

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:26

    I had a thought earlier: Alex Andronov's Android Antics.

    Too soon?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:27

    Too soon?

    Yeah, he prefers iPhone :D

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:28

    can do. will do.

    Brilliant! :)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:28

    true story. i wouldn't consider motorsport journalism as a career in a million years. i have huge respect those who do it, but you wouldn't find me travelling to 19 races a year, ever. {Comment #451}

    I'd consider it, except that there's no way I'd be able to get the funding to start given the extreme lengths employers take to avoid employing me and the accessibility problems I'd face actually getting the job done (and indeed the disability-related difficulties getting a Chinese visa, which would preclude me from getting full-time F1 media accreditation).

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:28

    Yeah, he prefers iPhone :D

    I noticed. ;)

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:30

    I have a craving for garlic bread. No idea why.....

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:34

    Shamingly, it took me three days to work out how the toilets flush in the MTC...

    ...! What took you so long? It's just a toilet... {Comment #473}

    If you didn't see today's episode of Coach Trip, I'll explain:

    Two of the tourists encountered a toilet in Italy. It was immediately obvious that it was a squatting toilet, but the tourists spent a minute looking completely clueless about how to use it before the camera cut away to some point later when the rest of the group was being briefed about the sailing/drifting trip everyone was about to embark upon. Presumably the tourists eventually figured it out because they were spotted on the boat, but I can't guarantee it.

    If the toilets were at all in keeping with the MTC, they will have been considerably more complex than that...

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:35

    I have a craving for garlic bread. No idea why.....

    Flippin' spooky, I've just come back from the kitchen to warm the oven up for the very same thing

    We all spend far too much time commenting together! :D

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 22:36

    We all spend far too much time commenting together! :D

    Aye, that we do. 3 cheers for Sidepodcast Live Commenting! :D

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:38

    here's an insight into the thought process: http://twitter..._f1/status/9830736753 {Comment #479}

    Good start, Mike, but you kind of forgot the important bit in the middle where you put something worth experiencing in the blog (which belongs after you've thought up the cool name but before you tweet the blog to pieces)...

  • Amy01/03/2010 at 22:40

    mr lukeh, i would tell you what happened here at midnight but i didnt know there was a ps3 issue at all. That explains why last night i only had playtv under the tv option and not the abc iviewer that is normally there :D

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:40

    am i the only one thinking, there needs to be "an evening with stuart" soon?

    People queueing for JB's autograph at ASI got a whole day of this madness... {Comment #490}

    At least they had something interesting to listen to while waiting, then...

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 22:40

    mr lukeh, i would tell you what happened here at midnight but i didnt know there was a ps3 issue at all. That explains why last night i only had playtv under the tv option and not the abc iviewer that is normally there :D

    The internal clock is set to GMT I believe so we shall find out in just under 90 minutes! :)

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:44

    it's going to have to hurry up. i think the g1 is dying.

    noooo!! #secretlywantstostealchristine'shandset ;)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:45

    poor mr mike seems to be having some trouble writing. {Comment #515}

    I will concede that a broken finger probably is a tweet-worthy event though...

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:46

    I've just packed everything up for my art trip to london tomorrow!! (eeeek! i love the tate!). Silly snow delaying the original trip date.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 22:47

    I've just packed everything up for my art trip to london tomorrow!! (eeeek! i love the tate!). Silly snow delaying the original trip date.

    Another trip to London? You should move there

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 22:47

    I've just packed everything up for my art trip to london tomorrow!! (eeeek! i love the tate!). Silly snow delaying the original trip date.

    Silly snow delaying loads!! Least you finally get to go :D

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2010 at 22:48

    I had a thought earlier: Alex Andronov's Android Antics.

    Too soon?

    tsk... Christine needs an iPhone really too...

    #nothere

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:49

    Another trip to London? You should move there

    i really love london. Am going up tomorrow to the tate on an art trip, then Thursday for a history conference :) hehehe

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 22:50

    i really love london. Am going up tomorrow to the tate on an art trip, then Thursday for a history conference :) hehehe

    Don't they have a university in London that you could go to?

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:51

    Anyway, hi all! I'm a new listener, with a love of F1, an unplayable PS3 and having a boring day off. Do I qualify to post on here? {Comment #567}

    From what I can gather, only the first of those is strictly necessary to post here. Even if your PS3 starts working again and you have interesting days at work, you still qualify to post here ;)

    Welcome to Sidepodcast, 4chords!

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:51

    I've just packed everything up for my art trip to london tomorrow!! (eeeek! i love the tate!)

    Modern or National? Modern, I presume

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:52

    Don't they have a university in London that you could go to?

    Plenty

  • RubberGoat01/03/2010 at 22:52

    Night guys :)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:52

    See ya Gavin

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 22:52

    Night Gavin

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:53

    Don't they have a university in London that you could go to?

    hahahah they do, there is the University of Arts... but i wasn't that keen on the photography course they offer sadly.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 22:53

    hahahah they do, there is the University of Arts... but i wasn't that keen on the photography course they offer sadly.

    Shame

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:53

    Modern or National? Modern, I presume

    yep. <3's the Tate modern. If we get enough time we'll maybe go to the V&A too yay for art galleries!

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:54

    Night guys :)

    night!

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:54

    hahahah they do, there is the University of Arts... but i wasn't that keen on the photography course they offer sadly.

    Have you looked at Royal Holloway in Egham, which is part of the University of London

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:56

    And how is it they had a promised 16mil coming in, and a billionaire backer, and still couldn't produce a car! Sounds like TERRIBLE management to me. {Comment #602}

    Add the $20m from Chad Hurley and we have a $36m budget (i.e. above the budget cap) being insufficient to get on the grid. USF1 couldn't have taken the budget cap even if it had been offered because they had too much income, yet they can't get by on it!

    If Peter Windsor ever dares doubts or disparages Force India and/or its current/ex-drivers ever again, I will point and laugh. After all, Force India managed to score 13 points last year on a budget below that USF1 failed to get onto the grid on despite losing their best driver mid-season...

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:56

    Shame

    yeah, it is :( the uni looks great, just not really for me. It's based more on the theories of photography and not the practice of it.Other courses seem more balanced.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:58

    Have you looked at Royal Holloway in Egham, which is part of the University of London

    i looked at all the photography courses i could.. sadly the deadline has passed now for entries. Just need to pass the interviews now..

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 22:58

    i looked at all the photography courses i could.. sadly the deadline has passed now for entries. Just need to pass the interviews now..

    Where are you interviewing?

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 22:59

    http://f1.gpup...ation-to-miss-season/

    Has anyone seen this yet today? {Comment #613}

    I'll interpret this as meaning USF1's initial request to miss 2010 (either the first 4 races or entirely) was turned down and they're now into desperation measures to not lose the entry. Oh dear.

    They might be able to afford it depending on whether Chad Hurley believes sufficiently in the project to put in another dollop of money. If not, I think they're sunk.

    If they can, the FIA will probably tell them they're sunk anyway.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 22:59

    Where are you interviewing?

    Falmouth, Southampton Solent, Farnham and as a backup a foundation at the university of Kent.

  • Turkey Machine01/03/2010 at 23:00

    I've only just realised the time and need to go to bed. Now would be a good time. Night folks. :)

  • lou01/03/2010 at 23:00

    I've only just realised the time and need to go to bed. Now would be a good time. Night folks. :)

    night

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:01

    "With Charlotte-based US F1 still determined to become America's first Grand Prix team," Eh? {Comment #618}

    Someone add a history book (with a bookmark at "Eagle") to the shopping list of stuff USF1 needs this season...

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:01

    I've only just realised the time and need to go to bed. Now would be a good time. Night folks. :)

    Night

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:01

    G'night TM

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:03

    I've only just realised the time and need to go to bed. Now would be a good time. Night folks. :)

    Good night

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:06

    Would Peter have the nerve to do it?

    will he be going to races?

    He probably think his team will be at the races. I wonder if Bernie and blocked his paddock pass yet {Comment #664}

    He needs a media contract to even get a paddock pass unless the USF1 team shows up. Otherwise his paddock pass expired at the end of Abu Dhabi (the only ones that don't are the red paddock passes and the only non-ex-racer journalist to ever get one was Murray Walker).

    If USF1 does turn up, then Peter is bound to have a paddock pass because he will be named on the entry paperwork in a position that indicates he needs a valid one.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:11

    If there's a slot, would it not be fairer to let all those apply and judge their entries on merit?

    i don't know when or even if the fia have a process for deciding though. {Comment #705}

    There is a procedure. They let the slot lie fallow and repeat the 2009 procedure in about May. Possibly with the same outcome.

    It is of little consequence to Jean Todt whether the slot is filled this year or not, given that it was his predecessor that decided USF1 should have a slot and USF1 that decided to tell the FIA things that did not prove true. He does however have an incentive for making sure the matter is dealt with well on the second attempt...

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:14

    If you search for search engine in Google, Google doesn't come out first. Odd

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:14

    good evening

    usf still on life support? or have they pulled the plug? {Comment #694}

    USF1 is critical and on life support, with vital signs declining. However it is still clinically alive, despite a poor prognosis.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:15

    USF1 is critical and on life support, with vital signs declining. However it is still clinically alive, despite a poor prognosis.

    I think there is a good case to prove brain death occurred a long time ago

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:16

    I think there is a good case to prove brain death occurred a long time ago

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:16

    How's a toaster have any Kinetic Energy to recover? (Unless you throw it in frustration or at Ken Anderson) {Comment #750}

    Pushing up/down the toaster handle?

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:18

    I think there is a good case to prove brain death occurred a long time ago {Comment #970}

    Brain death was suspected to have occurred almost immediately after birth, but exhaustive tests have yet to determine whether the brain is in fact dead or not. Diagnostic fiaology is not everything it believes itself to be...

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:24

    Pushing up/down the toaster handle?

    We've been there, exhaustively :)

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:27

    This just in, all non-slim PS3's are now hosed.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:28

    How fast does a toaster pop up go?

    Ask US F1, this question has obviously held them back so far. They must have some answers by now {Comment #799}

    If the lower limit of KERS is 100 km/h, that would be 28000 cm/s.

    A typical slice of bread is 10cm wide (assuming the toaster takes the bread lengthways).

    It would be necessary for the bread to enter the toaster in 1/2800 s (or 0.00035714 s) in order to reach the minimum speed for deployment of KERS.

    It would be recommended for the benefit of reliability (and to avoid fingers being trapped) if an automated system was used for moving the bread from the top to the bottom of the toaster (perhaps using a button to engage and disengage the spring and a timer to indicate when the button should be pressed). A powered LIM system more commonly seen on powered-launch rollercoasters would probably be the best technical solution for the propulsion mechanism. Converting the unleaded fuel to become compressed gas within the toaster would, however, pose some minor technical difficulties.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:28

    New PS3 error

    I wish this was a joke =/

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:28

    Oh, and this system would allow energy to be retrieved twice per slice of bread - on the way in and out of the toaster.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:28

    This just in, all non-slim PS3's are now hosed.

    It's been mentioned, in half an hour it passes midnight. We'll see what happens then

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:28

    If any of you have a non-slim PS3, do not turn it on. Check online for details =(

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:29

    New PS3 error

    Hahahaha.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:29

    It's been mentioned, in half an hour it passes midnight. We'll see what happens then

    Ah, didnt know if anyone brought it up.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:29

    If any of you have a non-slim PS3, do not turn it on. Check online for details =(

    Yeah I explained it earlier. It may change at 12 midnight GMT.... we shall see...

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:30

    New PS3 error

    I wish this was a joke =/

    I saw some comments earlier about Sony problems. Do they really have a millenium bug fail ten years late?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:30

    Yeah I explained it earlier. It may change at 12 midnight GMT.... we shall see...

    Yea, I got home from work and decided to play Heavy Rain. No go... Trophy error, corrupted dynamic themes, etc...

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:31

    Yea, I got home from work and decided to play Heavy Rain. No go... Trophy error, corrupted dynamic themes, etc...

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeek.... not good :(

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:31

    I saw some comments earlier about Sony problems. Do they really have a millenium bug fail ten years late?

    Thats the way it seems. Sony says they'll have a fix, but I dunno how to fix a console that cant connect to the network in the first place w/out a patch in snail mail.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:32

    I saw some comments earlier about Sony problems. Do they really have a millenium bug fail ten years late?

    A leap year confusion thing I believe, Lukeh may confirm, or not

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:32

    Thats the way it seems. Sony says they'll have a fix, but I dunno how to fix a console that cant connect to the network in the first place w/out a patch in snail mail.

    USB stick?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:33

    Maybe they'll have a patch that I can dload from their site and migrate to my PS3 via thumb drive.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:33

    USB stick?

    Beat me to it =P

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:33

    Thats the way it seems. Sony says they'll have a fix, but I dunno how to fix a console that cant connect to the network in the first place w/out a patch in snail mail.

    Just goes to show the millenium bug panic merchants were right. They just got the date wrong

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:33

    A leap year confusion thing I believe, Lukeh may confirm, or not

    Well the leap year is involved somehow, but its setting the system back to Dec 31st 1999 or Jan 1st 2000 so yeah... that makes no sense either.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:34

    I've heard people fixed this error by removing the battery, but I dont want to void my warranty.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:34

    I've just packed everything up for my art trip to london tomorrow!! (eeeek! i love the tate!). Silly snow delaying the original trip date. {Comment #937}

    Have a great time, lou!

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:34

    Well the leap year is involved somehow, but its setting the system back to Dec 31st 1999 or Jan 1st 2000 so yeah... that makes no sense either.

    Have there been any Hard FAIL jokes yet?

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:34

    360 folks are yucking it up pretty hardcore.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2010 at 23:35

    If you search for search engine in Google, Google doesn't come out first. Odd {Comment #968}

    Oops...

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:35

    Then again, PS3 folks were yucking it up just as hard during every sob story involving a RLOD.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:35

    Have there been any Hard FAIL jokes yet?

    Have seena few forums with a few joke gifs but nothing stands out. yet. ;)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:35

    I've heard people fixed this error by removing the battery, but I dont want to void my warranty.

    Give them a chance to fix it at midnight before you do anything like that

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:36

    Give them a chance to fix it at midnight before you do anything like that

    Yea, I'm not doing anything. Chuck comes on in an hr and a half and if I get super board I have my Senna/Prost book to keep me company.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 23:37

    Evening folks :)

    I've just been to see the lovely bones. If any of you were considering it, I'd really recommend not....

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:37

    Yea, I'm not doing anything. Chuck comes on in an hr and a half and if I get super board I have my Senna/Prost book to keep me company.

    *bored* i mean =P

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:38

    Hi Alison

    I've just been to see the lovely bones. If any of you were considering it, I'd really recommend not....

    Dinosaur museum?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:38

    I've just been to see the lovely bones. If any of you were considering it, I'd really recommend not....

    I thought the same, most dissapointed, especially for the source material & Peter Jackson

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:38

    I thought the same, most dissapointed, especially for the source material & Peter Jackson

    Aha. It's a film

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:38

    Evening folks :)

    And, hi :)

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:39

    I've just been to see the lovely bones. If any of you were considering it, I'd really recommend not....

    Lou mentioned to me it was 2 hours of crying

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:39

    Evening folks :)

    Evening. Dunno about "good" though. Sony broke everyone's PS3's.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 23:39

    I thought the same, most dissapointed, especially for the source material & Peter Jackson

    I got so bored I nearly left.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:40

    Lou mentioned to me it was 2 hours of crying

    It's not a happy subject, that's for sure

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:40

    I got so bored I nearly left.

    I don't know how he effed it up, I'm told the book was a good but difficult read

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 23:41

    I don't know how he effed it up, I'm told the book was a good but difficult read

    What possessed them to make a film that could be rated 12A is beyond me.

  • lou01/03/2010 at 23:42

    I've just been to see the lovely bones. If any of you were considering it, I'd really recommend not....

    i saw that film the other day. my friend sobbed all the way through it.

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:42

    What possessed them to make a film that could be rated 12A is beyond me.

    Good point, studio pressure I guess

  • lou01/03/2010 at 23:43

    Lou mentioned to me it was 2 hours of crying

    it really isn't a happy film.... certainly not a favourite either.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:43

    What possessed them to make a film that could be rated 12A is beyond me.

    Whats 12A?

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:43

    Whats 12A?

    Similar to PG13

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:44

    Similar to PG13

    Gotcha.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:47
  • lou01/03/2010 at 23:48

    right, early(ish) night for me i think, night all! xx

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:48

    right, early(ish) night for me i think, night all! xx

    nighty night, enjoy london tomorrow :)

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:48

    right, early(ish) night for me i think, night all! xx

    See ya Lou

  • Steven Roy01/03/2010 at 23:49

    right, early(ish) night for me i think, night all! xx

    Have a good day in London Lou

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:49

    LMFAO @ their last suggestion to what to do thanks to the PS3's breaking

    That does basically sum up the first hour of Heavy Rain

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:51

    That does basically sum up the first hour of Heavy Rain

    Oh yes... The game is vehemently boring for a good 1-2 hrs.

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:51

    Oh yes... The game is vehemently boring for a good 1-2 hrs.

    I'm not complaining, I've enjoyed it from the get go :)

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:52

    I might have liked it more (the learning experience part), if I didn't dload the demo. Demo ruined a bit of it for me, as you do the h***** scene and the body in the field scene.

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:52

    Everything after that I've enjoyed though.

  • Alison01/03/2010 at 23:56

    Computer = rubbish

    Restart time.... Don't all be off playstationing when my computer finally wakes up!

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:57

    I might have liked it more (the learning experience part), if I didn't dload the demo. Demo ruined a bit of it for me, as you do the h**** scene and the body in the field scene.

    Just for info, it's quite family friendly around here

  • Bassano01/03/2010 at 23:57

    Restart time.... Don't all be off playstationing when my computer finally wakes up!

    I won't, definitely

  • Lukeh01/03/2010 at 23:58

    Apparently Playstations 3's are working again...

  • Jim Newman01/03/2010 at 23:59

    Hmm, testing.

  • Lukeh02/03/2010 at 00:00

    Yay it worked :)

    sony got lucky!

  • Jim Newman02/03/2010 at 00:00

    Apparently Playstations 3's are working again...

    My PS3 thinks it's the 29th of April...

  • Lukeh02/03/2010 at 00:01

    My PS3 thinks it's the 29th of April...

    Mine was still 1st March but quick update via internet on the settings sorted it out

  • Jim Newman02/03/2010 at 00:03

    Mine was still 1st March but quick update via internet on the settings sorted it out

    Ditto. Heavy Rain loaded for me too. Hmm, I thought my PS3 was bricked.

  • Lukeh02/03/2010 at 00:04

    Ditto. Heavy Rain loaded for me too. Hmm, I thought my PS3 was bricked.

    The apocalypse is over ;)

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:04

    I think Nick has given my computer the millennium bug!

  • Pat W02/03/2010 at 00:07

    Yay it worked :)

    sony got lucky!

    wow

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:07

    I think Nick has given my computer the millennium bug!

    There seem to be a lot of people with sick 'puters lately

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:09

    There seem to be a lot of people with sick 'puters lately

    It appears to be living on. A restart has cured many woes!

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:10

    It appears to be living on. A restart has cured many woes!

    I don't miss those days

  • Lukeh02/03/2010 at 00:11

    Time for me to get some sleepies. Night guys.

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:11

    I don't miss those days

    Heh

    Maybe if I complain enough, Nick will buy me a mac. I'm not going back in the mac shop though.

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:11

    Time for me to get some sleepies. Night guys.

    Niiiiight

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:12

    Maybe if I complain enough, Nick will buy me a mac. I'm not going back in the mac shop though.

    There's always http://store.apple.com/uk

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:13

    G'night Lukeh

    [He really was staying up to see if his PS3 would live, wasn't he :D]

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:13

    There's always http://store.apple.com/uk

    Yah :) I have a code for the student store

    #stillalegitimatestudenthonest

  • Lukeh02/03/2010 at 00:13

    [He really was staying up to see if his PS3 would live, wasn't he :D]

    shush :)

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:17

    Yah :) I have a code for the student store

    Then I think you should talk him into it, especially as he broke your pc

  • Jon Waldock02/03/2010 at 00:18

    Evennning. I'm looking at lawnmower racing and helping my girlfriend choose a bridesmade dress for her brothers wedding.

    How are we all?

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:18

    Then I think you should talk him into it, especially as he broke your pc

    Haha it could be his. Except it lives at my house. I'm happy with that arrangement.

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:21

    Haha it could be his. Except it lives at my house. I'm happy with that arrangement.

    Perfectly fair

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:21

    How are we all?

    Hi Jon, not so bad thanks

    Lawnmower racing huh

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:22

    Evennning. I'm looking at lawnmower racing and helping my girlfriend choose a bridesmade dress for her brothers wedding.

    Ah unlucky for the two of you. Bridesmaid dresses are always hideous.

  • Jon Waldock02/03/2010 at 00:22

    Hi Jon, not so bad thanks

    good :)

    Lawnmower racing huh

    cheap and fun.12 hour lawnmower race anyone?

  • Jon Waldock02/03/2010 at 00:22

    Ah unlucky for the two of you. Bridesmaid dresses are always hideous.

    nah, these ones look nice

  • Steven Roy02/03/2010 at 00:23

    I think Nick has given my computer the millennium bug!

    Poor Nick

  • Steven Roy02/03/2010 at 00:23

    Time for me to get some sleepies. Night guys.

    Night

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:24

    Poor Nick

    It's just too easy! :D

  • Alison02/03/2010 at 00:24

    nah, these ones look nice

    You definitely won't be allowed to buy them then. Everyone knows bridesmaids have to look stupid to make the bride look nicer.

  • Jon Waldock02/03/2010 at 00:25

    You definitely won't be allowed to buy them then. Everyone knows bridesmaids have to look stupid to make the bride look nicer.

    haha very true

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:25

    You definitely won't be allowed to buy them then. Everyone knows bridesmaids have to look stupid to make the bride look nicer.

    That is in fact, Wedding Law

  • Steven Roy02/03/2010 at 00:25

    #stillalegitimatestudenthonest

    You told us how many hours you worked. Didn't sound like student hours

  • Bassano02/03/2010 at 00:26

    That is in fact, Wedding Law

    They use the nice dresses to convince the bridesmaid to accept the role

    Then take them away

  • Steven Roy02/03/2010 at 00:26

    cheap and fun.12 hour lawnmower race anyone?

    Wisborough Green by any chance?

  • Jon Waldock02/03/2010 at 00:27

    Wisborough Green by any chance?

    location tbc at the mo

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2010 at 05:33

    Morning everyone :)