Another Wednesday is here.

I have to say I like Wednesdays - mainly on account of them being sort of midweek, but also because they are one of the few days I don't have to run the teen somewhere, and because they are the day before bin day and I like to see how we mainly have pink bags outside when most of the street is black bags all the way…(redface)

Then there is the new reason to like today… the day I can find the US broadcast of Torchwood…. and the day before we get it here :-)

Of course the other reason I like Wednesdays, and this Wednesday in particular, is because tomorrow is Thursday, and that means practise! Who will spin, who will crash, will it be wet or dry or just damp enough to show up any moss on the track? Oh, I'm a happy soul (cough) This week practise is in Germany… But then you'll all talk about that tomorrow, and I wouldn't want to jump the gun.

What I do want to muse on is food. Specifically the food you like to eat in front of the race (as opposed to the Food Race). So far I gather that Breakfast, and especially Bacon and Eggs and Sausages, washed down with hot/cold beverage of choice, is the main option. Although whether that is by accident, or simply because some on you (you know who you are) don't bother to get up until just before the race at the weekend. Hmmmm?

In this house we have been known to eat nachos, but usually its whatever is to hand (scones, jam, cream, crisps, cheesy chips….) Oh and RBMs… I suppose you'd like a link to those? Only if you promise to at least attempt to bake them. And eat them on Sunday? There you go. You might want to listen to this again as well…

317 responses

  • Sidepodcast Update19/07/2011 at 23:45
  • Amy20/07/2011 at 00:14

    fernando verdasco shaved his head and grew a goatee. He is currently dead to me.

  • lou20/07/2011 at 00:14

    fernando verdasco shaved his head and grew a goatee. He is currently dead to me.

    say WHAT?!

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 00:31

    http://yfrog.com/khxl91j :(

  • lou20/07/2011 at 00:42

    http://yfrog.com/khxl91j :(

    ohhhhhhh myyyyy......

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 00:50

    ohhhhhhh myyyyy......

    i have seen zero positive reactions. Judy has decided to call him Baldiano

  • Eric the baker20/07/2011 at 05:34

    This may or may not have popped up on the SPC radar yet. I just found this news and hadn't seen it here yet, so.

    Ron Howard to direct an F1 film about Niki Lauda and James Hunt. (Dark Tower seems to have been cut by the studio)

    http://collider.com/ron-howard-rush/97919/

    Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth possibles as James Hunt

    http://collider.com/daniel-bruhl-rush/102780/

    http://collider.com/chris-hemsworth-rush/101692/

  • Eric the baker20/07/2011 at 05:38

    Opps, correct that

    Daniel Brühl

    possibly as Niki Lauda

    and Chris Hemsworth possiblypossibles as James Hunt

    .

  • Sidepodcast Update20/07/2011 at 05:45
  • amandoloss20/07/2011 at 06:35

    This. Is. Terrible.

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 06:42

    This. Is. Terrible.

    What's up?

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 07:26

    I think I food poisoned myself :(

    Lesson: dont buy food when you are half dead after the gym

  • Alison20/07/2011 at 07:28

    I think I food poisoned myself :(

    Nick if you get sick 2 hours after eating food, it isn't that food that made you sick!!

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 07:29

    Nick if you get sick 2 hours after eating food, it isn't that food that made you sick!!

    3 hours,

    I know it was the food

  • Alison20/07/2011 at 07:33

    I know it was the food

    Hmmmm

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 08:00

    Morning all,

    Anyone fancy a bit of the Ford Transit Van Trophy today?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSBb_AX-Uvs

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 08:53

    I know it was the food

    Hmmmm

    well we all know about his food storage problems!

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 08:55

    well we all know about his food storage problems!

    It didn't make it to the fridge, Shop to cooker is my policy

    JIT kitchen!

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 08:55

    Heikki: Off to Germany doing Renault promo this afternoon, driving around nordschleife, should be fun!

    And Bruno: Renault Filming Day at Nurburgring Nordschleife! Dia de Filmagem Renault em Nurburgring Nordschleife http://yfrog.com/kejfdtij

    All nice drivers together :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 08:55

    All nice drivers together :)

    The irony that both teams wish their drivers were driving different cars :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 08:56

    I also quite enjoyed this from Nabil Jeffri:

    I think I just ate a horse!

    Ops! Sorry for the last tweet,it was supposed to sound like this,I think I ate like a horse! :p

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 09:05

    Started a new discussion on the Book Group: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/86343/discussions/378928/Do-you-read-short-stories-

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 09:06

    looks like everyone gets a free ride this weekend, watch out for @5livef1 schumi bias:

    This week I will mostly be driving this!! http://yfrog.com/ke8myjuj

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 09:07

    The conversation on the debrief thread has got Shania Twain's That don't impress me much stuck in my head...

    And I blame the rate the race feature for this ;)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 09:10

    The conversation on the debrief thread has got Shania Twain's That don't impress me much stuck in my head...

    Ooh, good song.

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 09:13

    Ooh, good song.

    how would ou rate it out of 10? ;)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 09:14

    how would ou rate it out of 10? ;)

    you not ou...

    one handed typing is hard

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 09:14

    how would ou rate it out of 10? ;)

    don't get me wrong, i think it's alright...

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 09:15

    don't get me wrong, i think it's alright...

    You must be joking, right?

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 09:19

    You must be joking, right?

    I think the correct response to that is..

    In that cse you'll be keeping yourself warm in the middle of the night

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 09:19

    In that cse you'll be keeping yourself warm in the middle of the night

    :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 09:19

    For Mr C: http://xkcd.com/927/

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 09:24
  • Paul20/07/2011 at 09:28

    For Mr C: http://xkcd.com/927/

    :-) love xkcd

  • Bridget20/07/2011 at 09:41

    For Mr C: http://xkcd.com/927/

    XKCD FTW :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 09:44

    for what it's worth my guess is that geb might have meant the convince use of the word impress rather than the normal one... as in "i would like impress upon you the following point".

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 10:06

    Awwwww... F2 racer Alex Brundle is graduating today from Nottingham Uni with a 2:1 - one thinks Marty is a proud daddy today

    :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 10:13

    Awwwww... F2 racer Alex Brundle is graduating today from Nottingham Uni with a 2:1 - one thinks Marty is a proud daddy today

    He even hashtagged it!

    At Alex's graduation ceremony Nottingham Uni. Achieved 2.1 Ba Hons Business+Management. Solid effort while building racing career #prouddad

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 10:13

    Also Lee has news: I'll be writing a column for autosport.com every Monday after a Grand Prix starting after Germany. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://twitter.com/LeeMcKenzieF1/status/93622921825755136

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 10:14

    He even hashtagged it!

    :)

    At Alex's graduation ceremony Nottingham Uni. Achieved 2.1 Ba Hons Business+Management. Solid effort while building racing career #prouddad

    Sounds like he's commentating on the ceremony

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 10:14

    Also Lee has news: I'll be writing a column for autosport.com every Monday after a Grand Prix starting after Germany. Hope you enjoy it.

    Interesting.

  • paul20/07/2011 at 10:16

    Aha! Shelfari can import my book list. I can't believe ive read so much terry pratchet and robert rankin. Maybe I should make my list private!

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 10:18

    Also Lee has news: I'll be writing a column for autosport.com every Monday after a Grand Prix starting after Germany. Hope you enjoy it.

    twitter.com/LeeMc…93622921825755136

    ooooh, gpudate.net lost her then. interesting.

  • Janna20/07/2011 at 10:37

    Aha! Shelfari can import my book list. I can't believe ive read so much terry pratchet and robert rankin. Maybe I should make my list private!

    No need to go private. My shelf is full of Pratchett and I'm now adding my Rankin (I love his titles and should read more)

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:39

    Aha! Shelfari can import my book list. I can't believe ive read so much terry pratchet and robert rankin. Maybe I should make my list private!

    Uploading my Kindle books was easy, now I'm going through my actual bookshelf. I need to get around to re-purchasing these digitally so I can get rid of the clutter :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 10:40

    Aha! Shelfari can import my book list. I can't believe ive read so much terry pratchet and robert rankin. Maybe I should make my list private!

    Nooo, not private. I have only read one Pratchett and people's love for it makes me want to read more. I have not heard of Rankin. I shall investigate.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 10:40

    Uploading my Kindle books was easy, now I'm going through my actual bookshelf. I need to get around to re-purchasing these digitally so I can get rid of the clutter :)

    I probably should have done it that way round :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 10:41

    Uploading my Kindle books was easy, now I'm going through my actual bookshelf. I need to get around to re-purchasing these digitally so I can get rid of the clutter :)

    I was looking at my ibooks and thinking "i wonder if i should buy physical copies of these to fill out my bookshelf" :D

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:42

    I probably should have done it that way round :)

    the only book I own so far in both paper and Kindle is A Short History of Nearly Everything and that still hasn't helped me finish it. Why can't I finish it, it's so good!

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:42

    I was looking at my ibooks and thinking "i wonder if i should buy physical copies of these to fill out my bookshelf" :D

    nooo physical is evil, evil I tell you.

  • Bridget20/07/2011 at 10:43

    Aha! Shelfari can import my book list. I can't believe ive read so much terry pratchet and robert rankin. Maybe I should make my list private!

    One of the reasons I don't really use Shelfari is because I'm too shy to reveal to the world just how very much of a Tolkien geek I am. Literally 5kgs of my luggage moving to the UK was Tolkien books :( The Frencie feels the need to take the mickey on a regular basis.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 10:45

    Shelfari?

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:46

    Uploading my Kindle books was easy, now I'm going through my actual bookshelf. I need to get around to re-purchasing these digitally so I can get rid of the clutter :)

    It's a good idea :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 10:46

    Shelfari?

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/the-sidepodbookgroup-discuss-your-favourite-motorsport-reads

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:46

    Shelfari?

    I don't think Sidepodcast Update is working :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 10:47

    sidepodcast.com/p…-motorsport-reads

    Cheers, I'll have a look at lunch

    :)

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:47

    It's a good idea :)

    you just like that I bought your book 3 times :D

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 10:47

    nooo physical is evil, evil I tell you.

    It looks good though!

    Although now i have my games on a shelf all my visitors think im a library

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 10:48

    Although now i have my games on a shelf all my visitors think im a library

    Heheh.

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:48

    Amy... I wonder if this will help you?

    http://www.brendonwilson.com/blog/tag/barcode-scanner/

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:48

    It looks good though!

    noooo!

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 10:48

    Nooo, not private. I have only read one Pratchett and people's love for it makes me want to read more. I have not heard of Rankin. I shall investigate.

    I just get the feeling "people will think I'm an idiot when they see what I read"? :-)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:48

    you just like that I bought your book 3 times :D

    :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:50

    I just get the feeling "people will think I'm an idiot when they see what I read"? :-)

    I think reading at all moves you out of the idiot potential category.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:50

    Amy... I wonder if this will help you?

    oooh that'd be fab if I had more books but I actually don't own that many, I was always a library person as "you read too fast to get your moneys worth" is what my dad always told me when I bought purchased books home :)

    Could possibly help some others here though!

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 10:50

    Amy... I wonder if this will help you?

    My iPhone had an app for that ;-)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:51

    My iPhone had an app for that ;-)

    which app? compatible with shelfari?

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 10:52

    My iPhone had an app for that ;-)

    i searched the app store and found nothing :D

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 10:53

    which app? compatible with shelfari?

    No it was before I knew of shelfari. I was somethi associated with book crawler. Just scanned the isbn straight in.

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 10:54

    ....pic2shop

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:56

    Well this could be the biggest F1 news of the week:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14213249

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 10:57

    Although now i have my games on a shelf all my visitors think im a library

    Heheh.

    It would be nice to have a shelfari for games :)

    Im not that big on talking about books, i just like to read them a lot :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 10:58

    www.bbc.co.uk/new…business-14213249

    Why does every story about bernie have to have a photo of him looking like a pirate?

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 10:58

    Im not that big on talking about books, i just like to read them a lot :)

    Well part of it is to be able to find recommendations better I think... As in this person also read and liked all of these books you read and liked so chances are you'll like this book that you don't know about yet.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 10:58

    Random fact i didnt know:

    Rupert Murdochs mother is alive at 102 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Murdoch_(philanthropist)

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 11:00

    Well part of it is to be able to find recommendations better I think... As in this person also read and liked all of these books you read and liked so chances are you'll like this book that you don't know about yet.

    Which is what I'm hoping for when I get readers block

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:00

    Well part of it is to be able to find recommendations better I think... As in this person also read and liked all of these books you read and liked so chances are you'll like this book that you don't know about yet.

    hehe, my shelf of read books (even the ones i am reading now) are quite unconnected http://www.shelfari.com/twiger

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:00

    Why does every story about bernie have to have a photo of him looking like a pirate?

    I asked a photographer if there is a special reason why every picture of bernie makes him look like a pirate.

    He replied...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    No they just arrrrrrrre.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:01

    hehe, my shelf of read books (even the ones i am reading now) are quite unconnected http://www.shelfari.com/twiger

    Mmmm, Michael Crichton.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:01

    No they just arrrrrrrre.

    :D

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:04

    hehe, my shelf of read books (even the ones i am reading now) are quite unconnected http://www.shelfari.com/twiger

    They don't look that unconnected to me... But there you go :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:05

    They don't look that unconnected to me... But there you go :)

    hehe, it might be better if they were in order, i jump from dragons to biographies of Jay Gould

    ...that was a great book BTW :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:06

    ...that was a great book BTW :)

    Dragon Jumping with Jay Gould?

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:07

    ...that was a great book BTW :)

    For someone that doesn't like talking about books, you're doing a good job :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:07

    Dragon Jumping with Jay Gould?

    Now that could be your next novel!

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:09

    For someone that doesn't like talking about books, you're doing a good job :)

    I think i have an aversion to radio and tv shows where they talk about books, its made me not want to be like those people!

    Also the discussions you have about books at school used to ruin books i enjoyed reading before we talked about them

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:11

    Also the discussions you have about books at school used to ruin books i enjoyed reading before we talked about them

    Oh yes. I have no discussion ideas that involve: "Why do you think they chose to use that word there?" or anything like that :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:12

    It makes me want to read more so I can add more to my shelf. But I can't. I have Joe to edit.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 11:13

    Also the discussions you have about books at school used to ruin books i enjoyed reading before we talked about them

    I never had that problem with books but I certainly did with movies :)

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 11:13

    It makes me want to read more so I can add more to my shelf. But I can't. I have Joe to edit.

    Ha! I can't believe you read as much as you do.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:13

    Oh yes. I have no discussion ideas that involve: "Why do you think they chose to use that word there?" or anything like that :)

    :)

    Or, "what does the writers descriptive passage on a knife and fork say about this characters love life"

    I will try and join in :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:14

    Ha! I can't believe you read as much as you do.

    How many books do people read on average? per whatever unit makes sense for you?

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:14

    How many books do people read on average? per whatever unit makes sense for you?

    Just curious not trying to judge or anything.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:14

    How many books do people read on average? per whatever unit makes sense for you?

    I can tell you this: You’ve read 14 books this year. Last year you read 25 books, so you’re ahead of your pace.

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 11:14

    How many books do people read on average? per whatever unit makes sense for you?

    Um. More units than me normally? :-)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:15

    I can tell you this: You’ve read 14 books this year. Last year you read 25 books, so you’re ahead of your pace.

    Oooh that's a neat feature :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:16

    Oooh that's a neat feature :)

    The stats page is completely mental: http://www.shelfari.com/mrschristine/stats

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 11:16

    How many books do people read on average? per whatever unit makes sense for you?

    I left uni about 4 years ago, since then i have read about 100 books, so 25 a year, about 2 per month.

    This isnt uniform though, i go though patches where i will go though a book every 2 days.

    One of the ones i am reading i have been going though for 2 years

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:18

    The stats page is completely mental: www.shelfari.com/…rschristine/stats

    Looks like you need to fix the page count for some first editions :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:18

    Looks like you need to fix the page count for some first editions :)

    Yes. I'll get right on that.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 11:19

    How many books do people read on average? per whatever unit makes sense for you?

    since my Kindle got its update to add categories I have added 48 books into the 'finished' category. Most of them were the aforementioned free rubbish though sadly.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 11:20

    I don't think Sidepodcast Update is working :D

    :(

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:21

    This isnt uniform though, i go though patches where i will go though a book every 2 days.

    I read about a book a week, except for some very long books which take two weeks I guess... So that probably accounts for about 30 books a year. And then when I'm on holiday I usually read a book every day, although if they are mega long it can take 2 or 3 days. So my guess is that I probably read about 50 books a year. Which now I think about it seems like quite a lot :)

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 11:22

    I read about a book a week, except for some very long books which take two weeks I guess... So that probably accounts for about 30 books a year. And then when I'm on holiday I usually read a book every day, although if they are mega long it can take 2 or 3 days. So my guess is that I probably read about 50 books a year. Which now I think about it seems like quite a lot :)

    Cripes

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:22

    I love this: @joesaward have you seen the tweet from sidepodcast that Aldo Costa has left Ferrari rather than take the sideways move offered to him?

    http://twitter.com/sinha_j/status/93633306670796800

    Mr C is telling Joe news now :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:23

    Cripes

    Although when people say things to me, "how do you seem to know so much about everything" I think the answer is pretty much I read a lot and am a swot ;)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:23

    Mr C is telling Joe news now :)

    Mr C NEWS

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 11:24

    Although when people say things to me, "how do you seem to know so much about everything" I think the answer is pretty much I read a lot and am a swot ;)

    reading is awesome :D

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 11:25

    I love this: @joesaward have you seen the tweet from sidepodcast that Aldo Costa has left Ferrari rather than take the sideways move offered to him?

    twitter.com/sinha…93633306670796800

    Mr C is telling Joe news now :)

    i didn't do nuffink.

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:25

    By the way I would like to point out that I "read" books in a combination of "reading" and "listening" which is how I get the number up that high.

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 11:26

    By the way I would like to point out that I "read" books in a combination of "reading" and "listening" which is how I get the number up that high.

    Aha!

    Audible strikes again

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:27

    Audible strikes again

    I think there's a coupon code around here somewhere...

    That will get you started on the Gold account where you'll get one book a month.

  • Paul20/07/2011 at 11:28

    That will get you started on the Gold account where you'll get one book a month.

    I think I owe Leo any audible account I get ;-)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 11:28

    I think I owe Leo any audible account I get ;-)

    That's what I meant :) That's the code I know :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 11:36

    Woohoo - 5Live: Made it safe and sound! http://yfrog.com/kjvlehjj

  • Sidepodcast Update20/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 12:06

    Although when people say things to me, "how do you seem to know so much about everything" I think the answer is pretty much I read a lot and am a swot ;)

    I tell them i live on the internets :)

    Which is usually followed by someone saying "stop tweeting" whenever i look at my phone for the rest of the evening

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 12:07

    It makes me want to read more so I can add more to my shelf. But I can't. I have Joe to edit.

    Oooh, newjoe :)

  • Joe S20/07/2011 at 12:10

    A bit late to the show but is there a link somehwere where theBBC post-Silverstone forum can be accessed? You think there'd be one in the Videos section on BBC's site really. Even Jake didn't mention it in his blog this time.

  • Janna20/07/2011 at 12:16

    A bit late to the show but is there a link somehwere where theBBC post-Silverstone forum can be accessed? You think there'd be one in the Videos section on BBC's site really. Even Jake didn't mention it in his blog this time.

    I would imagine it's no longer on iPlayer because it's over a week since broadcast. Someone has uploaded it to YouTube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azKvq1DqoaQ (Part 1) but I haven't watched this so I don't know how good/bad it is.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 12:17

    A bit late to the show but is there a link somehwere where theBBC post-Silverstone forum can be accessed? You think there'd be one in the Videos section on BBC's site really. Even Jake didn't mention it in his blog this time.

    I would imagine it's no longer on iPlayer because it's over a week since broadcast. Someone has uploaded it to YouTube here www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=azKvq1DqoaQ (Part 1) but I haven't watched this so I don't know how good/bad it is.

    In the first year the red button stuff was on the sport website.

    Some bright spark decided to put it on iplayer so it disappears after a week!

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 12:17

    uh oh, the run melbourne people have sent me a link to photos of me. I didn't want there to be photos of me! I get the impression all 20,000 participants are trying to look at themselves though as the website won't load.

  • Joe S20/07/2011 at 12:18

    Thanks for the link, quality's great.

    Yeah, the forum doesn't get good promotion unfortunately.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:18

    If only Alex Wurz could garner points:

    @ernie1c: @alex_wurz faster than ever http://t.co/I4sOIIP"

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:28

    A new young British driver for GP3:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93189

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 12:29

    If only Alex Wurz could garner points:

    @ernie1c: @alex_wurz faster than ever...

    :-)

    Slight error in the link, by the way, try http://twitpic.com/5swqat

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:30

    Slight error in the link, by the way, try http://twitpic.com/5swqat

    Ooohh cheers

    :)

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 12:42

    Lion!

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 12:43

    Is F1 practice on Thursday?

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 12:43

    Lion!

    Yes please! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ve0pv-kxH3s/TMYyOZ-iWtI/AAAAAAAAAAM/gPB8WtWgAYM/s1600/Lion+Bar.jpg

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 12:43

    Is F1 practice on Thursday?

    You would think so with all the hype, tweets & travel today!

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 12:43

    Is F1 practice on Thursday?

    Not unless it's Monaco again?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:43

    Wow - the Ford Transit Van Trophy has its own Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ford-Transit-Trophy/207971522562529

    :)

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 12:45

    Not unless it's Monaco again?

    I was just reading the Daily that's all

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 12:46

    Did everyone else know there is a Mr Giggle app for the iPhone? I would like to point out that I in no way endorse this product :)

    Maybe I should sue 'em ;)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 12:46

    I was just reading the Daily that's all

    I think it's a follow on from last week's daily: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-13th-july-2011

    The idea being, I'd talk about Germany but we're not quite there yet.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 12:47

    I was suprised team lotus notes was out so early,

    Is that Tremayyne Snr on page 15 at karuns karting thing? http://www.teamlotus.co.uk/media/494893/germany.pdf

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 12:48

    The idea being, I'd talk about Germany but we're not quite there yet.

    Okay... so it's not me going mad then?

    That's the main thing.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:49

    Okay... so it's not me going mad then?

    Actually, you're still going mad.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 12:49

    Okay... so it's not me going mad then?

    Well, I can't vouch for that :)

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 12:51

    Did everyone else know there is a Mr Giggle app for the iPhone? I would like to point out that I in no way endorse this product :)

    I saw that yesterday

    Maybe I should sue 'em ;)

    It seems to be the thing to do. Go ahead :)

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 12:53

    Actually, you're still going mad.

    Well as long as I'm clear on the fact I can deal with it. It's the uncertainty that's really maddening...

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:56

    Well as long as I'm clear on the fact I can deal with it. It's the uncertainty that's really maddening...

    Don't worry - our brand of madness is only occasionally peppered with uncertainty and doubt.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 12:57

    Well as long as I'm clear on the fact I can deal with it. It's the uncertainty that's really maddening...

    I wonder if we could have convinced you it was tomorrow.

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 12:58

    Don't worry - our brand of madness is only occasionally peppered with uncertainty and doubt.

    Are you sure? :-P

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:58

    I wonder if we could have convinced you it was tomorrow.

    Or yesterday even? Perhaps we are in Monaco after all...?

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 12:58

    Or yesterday even? Perhaps we are in Monaco after all...?

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 12:58

    Are you sure? :-P

    Certainly, but then again, I wrote this particular madness

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 13:00

    I wonder if we could have convinced you it was tomorrow.

    Tomorrow is definitely tomorrow, of that I'm sure

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 13:01

    Tomorrow is definitely tomorrow, of that I'm sure

    Unless.............

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 13:02

    Tomorrow is definitely tomorrow, of that I'm sure

    Tomorrow is Friday. If you're in NZ.

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 13:03

    Tomorrow is Friday. If you're in NZ.

    but today is still Wednesday even if you're in NZ. the daily says so.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 13:04

    but today is still Wednesday even if you're in NZ. the daily says so.

    the daily lies

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 13:04

    the daily lies

    Treason!

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 13:05

    the daily lies

    not used to seeing that sentence with the word 'mail' missing from the middle

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 13:06

    Treason!

    its not my fault you all live in the past! time travelers!

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 13:06

    Tomorrow is definitely tomorrow, of that I'm sure

    Not if you are crossing the international date line...

    (don't make me take out the cherries again)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 13:07

    (don't make me take out the cherries again)

    :D

  • Marti20/07/2011 at 13:29

    Afternoon :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 14:14

    Ooooh Ethernet on the monitor... Lovely for docking... lovely...

    http://www.apple.com/displays/

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 14:20

    Wow - is Adam Carroll looking to break a record? He'll be competing in GP2 this weekend for Super Nova

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 14:26

    ping! Overtaking: So Far In 2011… http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=7602

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 14:27

    Wow - is Adam Carroll looking to break a record? He'll be competing in GP2 this weekend for Super Nova

    surprising move... is he not getting anywhere states side?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 14:28

    surprising move... is he not getting anywhere states side?

    Long story. Essentially, he was only given two races last year with Andretti Autosport as their fifth driver

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 14:29

    Long story. Essentially, he was only given two races last year with Andretti Autosport as their fifth driver

    but that seemed to be where his long term ambitions were heading, no?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 14:30

    but that seemed to be where his long term ambitions were heading, no?

    Not sure. Those two drives were more because of something that Carroll did while in A1GP

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 14:33

    Not sure. Those two drives were more because of something that Carroll did while in A1GP

    seem to remember him saying something about wanting to concentrate on getting into indy

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/07/2011 at 14:34

    seem to remember him saying something about wanting to concentrate on getting into indy

    I'm not sure how much of that was for the Indy PR though tbh

  • Mav20/07/2011 at 14:55

    I'm not sure how much of that was for the Indy PR though tbh

    maybe

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 15:05

    Ooooh Ethernet on the monitor... Lovely for docking... lovely...

    http://www.apple.com/displays/

    The White MacBook is no more

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:11

    Ooooh Ethernet on the monitor... Lovely for docking... lovely...

    http://www.apple.com/displays/

    all through a thunderbolt cable?? woah.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:13

    lion is downloading, checking out new mac stuff. picked a good day for a short day :)

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 15:17

    you can now rent textbooks on Kindle.

    It's enough to make me want to go back to uni*

    *not really. no way in hell.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:17

    you can now rent textbooks on Kindle.

    is it america only, like other renting?

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 15:18

    is it america only, like other renting?

    probably *kicks amazon*

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:39

    probably *kicks amazon*

    seems like they're just cheaper to buy via kindle anyhow.

    so students rioted over they're handouts being stopped (note: i actually never learned what the argument was, i could be way off here), and then amazon go slash the price of education in a heartbeat.

    yay for technology.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:41

    i must do more overtime, this is the most beautiful computer i ever did see:

    http://www.apple.com/macmini/design.html

    need!!

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 15:43

    i must do more overtime, this is the most beautiful computer i ever did see:

    mmmm little. I like.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:46

    mmmm little. I like.

    Mac mini is designed without an optical disc drive. Because these days, you don’t need one.

    *huuuuuugs steve*

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 15:47

    Mac mini is designed without an optical disc drive. Because these days, you don’t need one.

    A what now?

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 15:48

    Mac mini is designed without an optical disc drive. Because these days, you don’t need one.

    sometimes i accidentally open mine when i pick up my laptop. its so annoying i'd like to glue it closed.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:48

    A what now?

    dvd/cd-rom drive. those silly things that spin round and round and make a lot of noise.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 15:48

    dvd/cd-rom drive. those silly things that spin round and round and make a lot of noise.

    Ohhh, is that what they're called? D'oh.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 15:55

    Mac mini is designed without an optical disc drive. Because these days, you don’t need one.

    I agree, but he doesn't seem to belive it himself, why is there one in the mac book pro?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 15:56

    I agree, but he doesn't seem to belive it himself, why is there one in the mac book pro?

    i would imagine it was the last ever redesign to feature one. i recall saying it at the time. essentially, because lion wasn't out. now it is, the dvd is dead.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 15:59

    i would imagine it was the last ever redesign to feature one. i recall saying it at the time. essentially, because lion wasn't out. now it is, the dvd is dead.

    Aha,

    Hopefully cables will be next up :)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:00

    Hopefully cables will be next up :)

    i likes cables. they're neither noisy, nor prone to skipping :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:01

    i likes cables. they're neither noisy, nor prone to skipping :)

    They get tangled, you have to carry them and i trip over them and they fall out :)

    #wirelessplease

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 16:01

    F1Minute ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/pirelli-ponder-the-shape-of-their-tyres

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:04

    They get tangled, you have to carry them and i trip over them and they fall out :)

    #wirelessplease

    surely steve has that cover with the ipad?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:04

    surely steve has that cover with the ipad?

    *covered.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:06

    surely steve has that covered with the ipad?

    Why not have it with your laptop too.

    put it on the desk and it charges, once its powered up its syncs to your phone/tablet & with a couple of clicks it connects to a monitor...

    No need for a single cable :)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:08

    put it on the desk and it charges, once its powered up its syncs to your phone/tablet & with a couple of clicks it connects to a monitor...

    No need for a single cable :)

    how does the signal get to the screen from the laptop?

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:09

    how does the signal get to the screen from the laptop?

    Wireless AV

    You can already get them, but you need a seperate transmitter at least.

    I havent seen anyone make a laptop with one built in yet

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:11

    Wireless AV

    ahh, i guess the ipad2 does that to the tv. it's a bit laggy though. probs to early to rely on it for your desktop.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:14

    ahh, i guess the ipad2 does that to the tv. it's a bit laggy though. probs to early to rely on it for your desktop.

    The LG LCD we have in the office has it, but it needs a transmission unit i havent convinced them to buy yet. :)

    Trying to fina a wireless webcam as step 1, which i guess is a similar principle

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:14

    Trying to fina a wireless webcam as step 1, which i guess is a similar principle

    why not facetime? same thing, surely.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:16

    this tiny ickle Air is more powerful than the laptop we started sidepodcast with (and that i threw wine all over), and it's maybe a third of the size: http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

  • Stuart C20/07/2011 at 16:17

    Evening all.

    Mac mini is designed without an optical disc drive. Because these days, you don’t need one.

    *huuuuuugs steve*

    You know, only last week, as I sat in the £25-a-night Travelodge room that smelled of wet dog, I was trying to play Rome: Total War and growing infuriated with the constant disc-spinning and consequent heat build-up. Perhaps Steve found himself in a similar scenario and declared a fatwah on the hateful optical disc?

    Mind you, were I to get a Macbook air I'd probably have to pay for the game all over again, wouldn't I? World domination was much easier in Genghis Khan's time.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:17

    why not facetime? same thing, surely.

    not sure i follow,

    the webcam needs to sit on the tv, when we go in there for a meeting with some people overseas we want to hook it up to whoever ha a laptop so we can use skype/conference software.

    The table is quite a long way from the tv though so i think wireless will be better than usb extensions.

    Apple also dont offer facetime here

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 16:17

    this tiny ickle Air is more powerful than the laptop we started sidepodcast with (and that i threw wine all over), and it's maybe a third of the size: http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

    Everyone should have one of these and everyone can. Just $1000. PAH!

  • Stuart C20/07/2011 at 16:17

    In other news, apols to anyone I've goaded on Twitter today. I was bored.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:18

    Everyone should have one of these and everyone can. Just $1000. PAH!

    hehehehe. well yes. but don't ask what i paid for the laptop i threw wine over though... eh?

  • Stuart C20/07/2011 at 16:18

    Everyone should have one of these and everyone can. Just $1000. PAH!

    As soon as my Macbook is past its HMRC-enforced depreciation age, off it shall duly toddle...

    Saves on the hatefulness of HD failure, too.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:18

    In other news, apols to anyone I've goaded on Twitter today. I was bored.

    i enjoyed it. up till the point someone started swearing about it and i gave up :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:20

    In other news, apols to anyone I've goaded on Twitter today. I was bored.

    i enjoyed it. up till the point someone started swearing about it and i gave up :)

    I was enjoying it too,

    must have missed the swearing and fun though :(

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:20

    Mind you, were I to get a Macbook air I'd probably have to pay for the game all over again, wouldn't I? World domination was much easier in Genghis Khan's time.

    i'm laughing at christine who's sitting on the floor to loose at monopoly, cause the power lead doesn't reach :)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:22

    Apple also dont offer facetime here

    ahhhhh. ok.

    i'd just put an iphone onto of the tv and do it that way. but i didn't know it was country specific.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:22

    i'm laughing at christine who's sitting on the floor to loose at monopoly, cause the power lead doesn't reach :)

    Cables! *shakes fist*

    Wireless power would solve this problem! :)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:22

    Wireless power would solve this problem! :)

    so would an extension lead...

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 16:23

    Hi gang.

    Austin track progress article.

    http://assets.circuitoftheamericas.com/cota_press/assets/news/110719/TopGearFeatureJuly2011.pdf

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:24

    i'd just put an iphone onto of the tv and do it that way. but i didn't know it was country specific.

    All VOIP is banned here because of anti-terrorism laws

    although i think they are begining to come round

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 16:24

    Austin track progress article.

    'advertorial' may be more accurate than 'article'.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:24

    Hi gang.

    Austin track progress article.

    assets.circuitoft…atureJuly2011.pdf

    ooh, ta.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:25

    Austin track progress article.

    Do they use the term 'cowboy builders' in texas?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:26

    Do they use the term 'cowboy builders' in texas?

    heheheheh! #fail

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 16:26

    Do they use the term 'cowboy builders' in texas?

    Never heard it. Who knows. I wouldn't be surprised.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 16:26

    i'm laughing at christine who's sitting on the floor to loose at monopoly, cause the power lead doesn't reach :)

    Yea, well, I lost. Thanks for that. It cheats.

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 16:27

    I wonder why I have zero intention of going to that race? It's so strange. You'd think I'd be all excited and ready to go.

    I don't think I can make it because of the timing of it, but I have to double check that.

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 16:34

    Did you guys see the fake apple store in china? http://htl.li/5IMwo

    As in.. not the products, the actual store is fake

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:45

    if you're a mac user, safari 5.1 released today, will let you view the fancy rankings graphs: http://sidepodcast.com/rankings

    just as IE and Chrome users have been able to do since xmas...

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 16:57

    Hello. Sounds like my friend who runs the GP holiday company is having trouble with Austin.. as he says on FB:

    Very surprised to find the new home of the US Grand Prix to be both unhelpful and discourteous........most un-American, and rather unprofessional. Hmm, does not bode well for Austin methinks, more to report from my visit there Friday & Saturday.

    I'm flying into Austin Friday morning and as of now have no appointment with the circuit in spite of 3 voicemails, 2 emails and leaving a couple of messages. Oh, they don't divulge the location of their offices so I can go there either - it isn't like I am trying to spend a six figure sum by bringing a load of customers to them or anything though......

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 16:58

    Hello. Sounds like my friend who runs the GP holiday company is having trouble with Austin.. as he says on FB:

    forward that to statesman on twitter.

  • Sidepodcast Classics20/07/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - Better Than the Christmas Card Competition

    Originally published 15/05/2008

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 17:02

    Very surprised to find the new home of the US Grand Prix to be both unhelpful and discourteous........most un-American, and rather unprofessional. Hmm, does not bode well for Austin methinks, more to report from my visit there Friday & Saturday.

    hmmm. Something has felt very distant about it all to me, like it doesn't have much to do with us, the fans.

    Not that this is new for F1 tracks, it's just that this is our first one.

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 17:02

    forward that to statesman on twitter.

    Will do. Not sure if the direct links work (privacy etc)?

    http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.mcleod/posts/10150322917861327

    http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.mcleod/posts/10150323051726327

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 17:03

    Will do. Not sure if the direct links work (privacy etc)?

    "This content is currently unavailable"

    damn

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 17:04

    Will do. Not sure if the direct links work (privacy etc)?

    "This content is currently unavailable"

    damn

    Ah well. I'll post on his wall to tell him to contact directly

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 17:08

    just as IE and Chrome users have been able to do since xmas...

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/better-than-the-christmas-card-competition

    woah... Christmas overload!

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 17:08

    woah... Christmas overload!

    plus new macs :)

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 17:09

    plus new macs :)

    Did you see the screens have ethernet! Awesome docking stations

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 17:09

    hmmm. Something has felt very distant about it all to me, like it doesn't have much to do with us, the fans.

    I thought they were going to be more fan friendly than most.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 17:10

    Did you see the screens have ethernet! Awesome docking stations

    yeah i commented back at ya a while ago. love that thunderbolt does everything.

    i really need this too: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/07/20/mini-vs-pro-consumer-macs-grow-up/

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 17:11

    Will do. Not sure if the direct links work (privacy etc)?

    maybe check with your friend then copy it into a deck.ly message?

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 17:12

    maybe check with your friend then copy it into a deck.ly message?

    I posted the Twitter address on his wall, left the onus on him.

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 17:14

    how does the signal get to the screen from the laptop?

    without breaking the NDA because I have seen it reported elsewhere... Apple TV does have wireless full screen over the air mirroring in iOS5

  • Alex Andronov20/07/2011 at 17:15

    i'm laughing at christine who's sitting on the floor to loose at monopoly, cause the power lead doesn't reach :)

    oooh iPad Monopoly? I like that game a bit toooooo much!

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 17:21

    Aha! Shelfari can import my book list. I can't believe ive read so much terry pratchet and robert rankin. Maybe I should make my list private!

    No need to go private. My shelf is full of Pratchett and I'm now adding my Rankin (I love his titles and should read more)

    I also have lots of Pratchett. I want to read them again but in the right order this time, and filling in the gaps.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 17:22

    oooh iPad Monopoly? I like that game a bit toooooo much!

    I have lost twice and I am proper sulking.

  • Sidepodcast Update20/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 17:45

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/germany-2011-race-information

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 17:52

    Ive never been to the city in abu dhabi,

    but things like this indicate to me that it must be a pretty boring place http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3703941/Billionaire-sheikh-carves-out-his-name-in-desert-in-capital-letters-visible-from-space.html

  • The Boston Red Scott20/07/2011 at 18:08

    there's a cool video running now about the space shuttle if anyone's interested

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    landing is in 16 hours give or take

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 18:09

    there's a cool video running now about the space shuttle if anyone's interested

    ooh, thanks. :)

  • The Boston Red Scott20/07/2011 at 18:10

    ooh, thanks. :)

    it's gone into the 1980s mode now...and it feels it ;)

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 18:11

    it's gone into the 1980s mode now...and it feels it ;)

    I'll keep a look out for the leg warmers.

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 18:12

    Ive never been to the city in abu dhabi,

    but things like this indicate to me that it must be a pretty boring place www.thesun.co.uk/…e-from-space.html

    dear me

  • The Boston Red Scott20/07/2011 at 18:16

    I'll keep a look out for the leg warmers.

    I feel like I'm in a museum - it's that long slow boring voice ;) The start of the video was probably made in the last few years - tracing how all the parts are built in different parts of the country and how its not NASA that makes the shuttle, "it's America"

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:24

    lion is downloading, checking out new mac stuff. picked a good day for a short day :)

    Evening all

    What was the download time for you? Just starting mine now

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:40

    What was the download time for you? Just starting mine now

    1hr, wouldn't install on the mini cause it's only got 1gb. christine's trying it now.

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:43

    1hr, wouldn't install on the mini cause it's only got 1gb. christine's trying it now.

    Of RAM?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:43

    Of RAM?

    yup.

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:43

    1hr, wouldn't install on the mini cause it's only got 1gb. christine's trying it now.

    I'm a quarter of the way through the download but VM's traffic management will kick in very soon and kneecap my d'l speed :(

  • Janna20/07/2011 at 18:44

    What was the download time for you? Just starting mine now

    Don't want to worry you but this was lou's tweet http://twitpic.com/5t2ruy

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:44

    Don't want to worry you but this was lou's tweet http://twitpic.com/5t2ruy

    11 DAYS!!

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 18:44

    Don't want to worry you but this was lou's tweet http://twitpic.com/5t2ruy

    Should add Lou's internet is pretty shocking though, although it's come down to 11 hours now I believe

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:44

    11 DAYS!!

    we downloaded three copies in three hours. i'm never moving to kent.

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:45

    Don't want to worry you but this was lou's tweet http://twitpic.com/5t2ruy

    Can download super fast from any Apple Store. They've set up servers especially. She should head to Bluewater

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 18:45

    I'm a quarter of the way through the download but VM's traffic management will kick in very soon and kneecap my d'l speed :(

    The internet here is very expensive, but one thing i do like is that they place no limit at all on your usuage

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:45

    The internet here is very expensive, but one thing i do like is that they place no limit at all on your usuage

    Just who you communicate with ;)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:45

    The internet here is very expensive, but one thing i do like is that they place no limit at all on your usuage

    but no voip?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:47

    watching over christine's shoulder:

    - no immediate issues

    - love fullscreen apps

    - love versions

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 18:49

    but no voip?

    not legally, not sure what they are going to do now skype is part of facebook

    stuff like xbox live has never been effected. their main issiue is PC to phone,

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:50

    stuff like xbox live has never been effected. their main issiue is PC to phone,

    i would call that a limit on your usage. but i know what you meant really ;)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 18:51

    I am tweeting geeky stuff. Goooo me!

  • James20/07/2011 at 18:51

    watching over christine's shoulder:

    - no immediate issues

    - love fullscreen apps

    - love versions

    this is probably the first time I've been massively jealous of those with macs...

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:52

    this is probably the first time I've been massively jealous of those with macs...

    I know of a lovely iMac for sale, one careful owner ;)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:52

    this is probably the first time I've been massively jealous of those with macs...

    never known an OS upgrade go so smoothly.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 18:53

    New start button is deffo my favourite bit.

  • James20/07/2011 at 18:53

    I know of a lovely iMac for sale, one careful owner ;)

    the question is, why is it being sold? :p

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:53

    never known an OS upgrade go so smoothly.

    I had no issues going to Snow Leopard

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:53

    the question is, why is it being sold? :p

    Cos I bought a bigger one

  • James20/07/2011 at 18:54

    Cos I bought a bigger one

    Good reason. but alas I can't be spending money I don't have, even if its a shiny iMac ;)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 18:54

    this is probably the first time I've been massively jealous of those with macs...

    I tried to fix a problem with my bosses macbook air, i was so confused after 20 mins he decided to buy a new one!

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:54

    I had no issues going to Snow Leopard

    our printer hasn't printed correctly since moving to snowy. only odd numbered pages. not fixed in lion, but also no worse.

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 18:55

    our printer hasn't printed correctly since moving to snowy. only odd numbered pages. not fixed in lion, but also no worse.

    I've heard of those, for that Treeware UI stuff :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 18:56

    our printer hasn't printed correctly since moving to snowy. only odd numbered pages. not fixed in lion, but also no worse.

    Wow, didnt have you guys down as 'printers' :)

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 18:56

    this is probably the first time I've been massively jealous of those with macs...

    I was jealous but now I can join in too, it's really good

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:57

    Wow, didnt have you guys down as 'printers' :)

    sadly, you can't make apps for the app store without one.

    true story, you have to print and post things to apple.

  • James20/07/2011 at 18:57
  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 18:57
  • Nick (@Twiger)20/07/2011 at 18:58

    true story, you have to print and post things to apple.

    Wow!

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 18:58

    awwwww!

    there was an apple involved in there too but it disappeared...

    ...into my tummy.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 19:01

    Wow!

    not apple's fault i should add. something do with pres. obama and his countries IRS thing. #nopoliticsdontblamesteve

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 19:02

    not apple's fault i should add. something do with pres. obama and his countries IRS thing. #nopoliticsdontblamesteve

    Publishing a book is similar on the form-printing front.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 19:02

    Publishing a book is similar on the form-printing front.

    print may be dead... but printers are not.

    especially with 3d printing coming ;)

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 19:03

    our printer hasn't printed correctly since moving to snowy. only odd numbered pages. not fixed in lion, but also no worse.

    Since I installed Snow Leopard I have issues with thumbnail previews. Some show up on a page but not all, and it takes a lot longer.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 19:04

    Since I installed Snow Leopard I have issues with thumbnail previews. Some show up on a page but not all, and it takes a lot longer.

    ahh, yeah i have issues with that. and files opening in the wrong app.

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 19:05

    ahh, yeah i have issues with that. and files opening in the wrong app.

    Glad to hear it's not just me, but not happy it happens at all. Will Lion fix this?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 19:06

    Glad to hear it's not just me, but not happy it happens at all. Will Lion fix this?

    pass.

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 19:07

    Glad to hear it's not just me, but not happy it happens at all. Will Lion fix this?

    He says yes, yes he will.

    (if only it was this easy)

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 19:11

    (if only it was this easy)

    I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but ok. :)

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 19:12

    I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but ok. :)

    I asked Lion for you ;)

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 19:15

    I don't need Lion, I guess, I already have this

    https://picasaweb.google.com/106400214729093018812/Edinburgh?authkey=Gv1sRgCJf-x8TgvZ7K7wE#5630438130176620562

  • Kai20/07/2011 at 19:16

    I asked Lion for you ;)

    and thanks. :)

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 19:16

    I don't need Lion, I guess, I already have this

    :D

  • Alison20/07/2011 at 19:44

    Oooh Lion. Always reminds me of my sister...

    You be the teapot and I'll be the Liiiion!!

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 20:28

    Another couple of Film Watches and I'm finally up to date.

    http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/20/film-watch-149-definitely-maybe/

    http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/20/film-watch-150-batman-begins/

  • Rubbergoat20/07/2011 at 20:35

    Evening. I have discovered that the Danish iBooks store only does free books, so I have to buy books via the kindle app at the moment.

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 20:43

    Evening. I have discovered that the Danish iBooks store only does free books, so I have to buy books via the kindle app at the moment.

    Hi Gavin

    Do you not have a UK or US account?

  • Rubbergoat20/07/2011 at 20:46

    Do you not have a UK or US account?

    I have been told that if I set up a uk account using a gift voucher I can get around this problem. I haven't got around to it yet.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 20:56

    My Monopoly woes: http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/20/i-love-monopoly-but-i-am-not-good-at-it/

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 20:57

    Did a little bit of book related writing and it turned into a bit of an outpouring about my thoughts. So... quite a long PING

    http://toata.co.uk/index.php/2011/07/212-lovely-literature-and-a-change-of-plan/

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 20:58

    Did a little bit of book related writing and it turned into a bit of an outpouring about my thoughts. So... quite a long PING

    Much more normal than expected :)

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 20:59

    Much more normal than expected :)

    I only meant for a short post and then I looked back and was like... where did all that come from?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 20:59

    Evening. I have discovered that the Danish iBooks store only does free books, so I have to buy books via the kindle app at the moment.

    yeah, paid are only in 6 countries at the moment.

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 21:00

    I only meant for a short post and then I looked back and was like... where did all that come from?

    Sometimes the best stuff comes out of that.

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 21:03

    Lion installed. Gonna try the new scrolling for a couple of days, don't think it will last

  • Bassano20/07/2011 at 21:03

    It remembered my SPC details though :D

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 21:04

    It remembered my SPC details though :D

    new safari is fab.

  • Lukeh20/07/2011 at 21:04

    Ooooh yay codemasters. They won the award at the developer awards for the best use of an IP or license for the F1 games.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 22:37

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/an-aside-with-joe-hes-an-unusual-human-being

  • The Boston Red Scott20/07/2011 at 23:00

    eleven hours until Space Shuttle lands. Just saying....

    if you want to watch 17 minutes of some cools short of lift off, I highly recommend this video - it has thermocam so it's just like F1

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=102186381

  • The Boston Red Scott20/07/2011 at 23:02

    cools short of lift off

    "cool shots" is what I mean....

  • littlepurplegoth20/07/2011 at 23:02

    Mr C20/07/2011 at 20:02:57

    Publishing a book is similar on the form-printing front.

    print may be dead... but printers are not.

    especially with 3d printing coming ;)

    Coming? It's already here and being demo'd at 'come to our engineering dept, we've got whizzy stuff and placements with racing teams' stands in the local shopping centre...

  • littlepurplegoth20/07/2011 at 23:03

    Argh! However commenting seems to be broken on my iPod touch :-(

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:08

    Coming? It's already here and being demo'd at 'come to our engineering dept, we've got whizzy stuff and placements with racing teams' stands in the local shopping centre...

    i need one :)