It is Thursday again! Where does the week go? Time is marching on and whilst we have a breather from F1 this weekend, the F1 World has certainly not gone quiet.

That is all I have for you, I hope you enjoy all the links and have a great day whatever you are doing, and I shall see you in the comments!

463 responses

  • James19/05/2010 at 23:10

    Mr C, you maybe pleased to know I've given up using Firefox and am embracing Chrome. ;)

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:32

    Mr C, you maybe pleased to know I've given up using Firefox and am embracing Chrome. ;)

    hehe. why the change?

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:32

    no doctor who in the daily?

  • James19/05/2010 at 23:34

    no doctor who in the daily?

    I thought about it, but there wasn't anything I could really mention :(

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:34

    I thought about it, but there wasn't anything I could really mention :(

    awwwww :)

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:38

    ahh, i'd forgotten luca's poor driving.

  • James19/05/2010 at 23:38

    Just spotted this on the gossip column on the bbc site:

    A rupture of the aging pipes located below the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve could jeopardize the Formula One event.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/Water+worry+absence+good+business+practices/3044703/story.html

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:39
  • James19/05/2010 at 23:40

    oh crickey :(

    I'm not sure if they are referring to this year, but it could add water hazards to the track ;)

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:40

    might explain why the track keeps breaking up though?

  • Steven Roy19/05/2010 at 23:40
  • Bert19/05/2010 at 23:41

    A rupture of the aging pipes located below the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve could jeopardize the Formula One event.

    Turn off the water to stop erosion, the real problem, fix in 5 weeks.

    The only current inhabitants on the island are the Casino and 3 or 4 municipal buildings.

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:41

    Turn off the water to stop erosion, the real problem, fix in 5 weeks.

    expensive though?

  • Bert19/05/2010 at 23:41

    I'm not sure if they are referring to this year, but it could add water hazards to the track ;)

    Everyone has said "there should be random water sprays on the track" to spice up the show!

  • Alison19/05/2010 at 23:42

    Everyone has said "there should be random water sprays on the track" to spice up the show!

    I'm not sure they were thinking sewage....

  • James19/05/2010 at 23:44

    might explain why the track keeps breaking up though?

    I was watching the 2006 review the other day, and the track was breaking up, they must be some really old pipes ;)

    I hope they've done something about the track breaking up, that seems to be the one downside to the track.

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:45

    I'm not sure they were thinking sewage....

    :)

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:45

    I hope they've done something about the track breaking up, that seems to be the one downside to the track.

    true. it's been happening for too many years now.

  • Bert19/05/2010 at 23:45

    expensive though?

    Gotta do it... Gotta do it. Montreal's infrastructure has not been refreshed since the original build. So many main water pipes are 80-100 years old and are past due.

    50 years for the island is not long, but remember that the island was built for the World Expo in 1967, out of spoils from the building of the Métro, and no one planned for the island to be used this long.

    However, that said, to say that the track is a public road is a bit of a stretch. The road is effectively a round-about at the end of a cul-de-sac. It is not a regularly traveled road, the most frequent users are cyclists and roller-bladers.

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:47

    Gotta do it... Gotta do it. Montreal's infrastructure has not been refreshed since the original build. So many main water pipes are 80-100 years old and are past due.

    good lord! this must've come up when the plan to bring back the gp came into action?

  • Bert19/05/2010 at 23:49

    good lord! this must've come up when the plan to bring back the gp came into action?

    Water mains are not seen as a "maintenance" item but rather a wear-and-tear piece. You only change it when it is broken.

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:49

    Water mains are not seen as a "maintenance" item but rather a wear-and-tear piece. You only change it when it is broken.

    aahh. understood.

  • me19/05/2010 at 23:50

    for those not around, felipe baby / rob smedley got a shout out on 6music yesterday morning. here's the replay if you missed it:

    http://drop.io/laurenlaverne/asset/lisa-on-6-music

    and now, i really must sleep.

  • Steven Roy19/05/2010 at 23:51

    and now, i really must sleep.

    Night

  • Bert19/05/2010 at 23:54

    aahh. understood.

    There may be another factor leading to the relatively short life span of the 'water main... Remember that the 2 islands are artificial. the currents around the islands are quite strong, due to the effective reduced width of the river. The pictures in the pitpass article (GP update?) show the Senna Ss, which are at the "head" of the island, no more than 2-300M from the rivier shore, which bears the full-brunt of the river.

    But this begs the question, what is a water pipe doing there? there is NOTHING of import around.... Google maps to follow.

  • Bert20/05/2010 at 00:09

    There may be another factor leading to the relatively short life span of the 'water main... Remember that the 2 islands are artificial. the currents around the islands are quite strong, due to the effective reduced width of the river. The pictures in the pitpass article (GP update?) show the Senna Ss, which are at the "head" of the island, no more than 2-300M from the rivier shore, which bears the full-brunt of the river.

    Here is a Google map of the islands... The two islands you see there are esentially man-made. The middle one doubled in size and the one on the right (the race track) was 10% of it's current size.

    Such the changes were, there is now decent surfing between the islands!

    Map:

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=45.510317,-73.531666&spn=0.050044,0.078278&t=h&z=14&msid=115537105193036752487.000486fb36df5a75cf1e6

    Surfing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbB0TDQHn2M

  • Nick20/05/2010 at 06:22

    Google trends info for grandprix.com looks interesting,

    I wonder what could possibly have happened in January? :P

    http://trends.google.com/websites?q=grandprix.com

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 08:23

    Good morning. I'm hoping for a quiet work day today as there don't seem to be many people around, unlike yesterday when I was hopping all over the place it seemed.. Just some nice straightforward tasks will be lovely. :)

    A quick Joe S blog check with my morning tea, saw this comment from him:

    I am no longer working with grandprix.com. I still own a share in the business but I have nothing to do it with it now and I am rather sad that my name is still associated with it as I do not think the quality is up to much.

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 08:54

    Morning guys

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 09:01

    Morning guys

    Hi

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 09:17

    Sorry if I was annoying yesterday, sometimes I don't come across the way I think I do...

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 09:48

    UML diagrams should be so easy but they're so frustrating :( trust my final assignment to be just mind numbing

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 09:58

    Morning everybody! :D

    I just bought a new phone: Motorola Droid (Milestone) any advice?

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:07

    Morning everybody! :D

    Hi marilene

    I just bought a new phone: Motorola Droid (Milestone) any advice?

    Not a phone expert but as long as it phones and messages, then all is good :P

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 10:11

    Morning everybody! :D

    Hi :)

    I just bought a new phone: Motorola Droid (Milestone) any advice?

    Don't know anything I'm afraid..

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:16

    evening all. I had quite the doohickey withdrawals today!

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:19

    evening all. I had quite the doohickey withdrawals today!

    Hullo amy

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:20

    Hullo amy

    yo. How is the land of the Welsh today?

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:22

    yo. How is the land of the Welsh today?

    Frustrating :( work seems insistent on constantly phoning me and it's driving me a little mental if I'm honest. Surely they cant be allowed to phone you more than 1 times in a day? (4 times yesterday all asking me to work/questioning me about uni...)

    apart from that all is well. How be the land of down under?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:23

    apart from that all is well. How be the land of down under?

    well is good! Down Under is coooooooold.

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:24

    well is good! Down Under is coooooooold.

    Thats silly australia is never cold. you're silly.

    :P

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:26

    Thats silly australia is never cold. you're silly.

    it was 6 degrees when I was going to work yesterday. six! thats only one figure!

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:27

    it was 6 degrees when I was going to work yesterday. six! thats only one figure!

    ppfffttt, welsh heatwave that is :D

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:27

    ppfffttt, welsh heatwave that is :D

    note to self: don't go to wales :D

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:29

    note to self: don't go to wales :D

    Nahh it ain't so bad in the summer. The winter is usually just as cool as that though with added rain just to make sure.

    Thanks to usually working in a -20 room I don't really notice it...

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 10:29

    evening all. I had quite the doohickey withdrawals today!

    Hello. Busy work day?

  • F1Wolf20/05/2010 at 10:29

    note to self: don't go to wales

    does that apply also to the New South version of Wales ? :-)

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:30

    Nahh it ain't so bad in the summer. The winter is usually just as cool as that though with added rain just to make sure.

    Hooray for being in Europe in summer! 94 days and 3 hours until my flight :D

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:30

    Hello. Busy work day?

    left my phone at home :(

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:30

    does that apply also to the New South version of Wales ? :-)

    yeah, been there once, once was enough :D

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 10:31

    left my phone at home :(

    ooh :(

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 10:31

    Hello all.

    Lukeh, I suggest the next time work call you, say you will definitely go in but only if they pay you 5 x going rate and you need it in writing before you leave the house. ;)

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:32

    Lukeh, I suggest the next time work call you, say you will definitely go in but only if they pay you 5 x going rate and you need it in writing before you leave the house. ;)

    Excellent idea!

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 10:42

    Hello all.

    Hello Janna.

    Not a phone expert but as long as it phones and messages, then all is good :P

    I think it does that. *checks* It does. ;)

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:47

    Lotus have begun working on making Heikki 2011 world Champion*

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83739

    *may be an overstatement

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 10:51

    Lotus have begun working on making Heikki 2011 world Champion*

    That makes me look forward to 2011 F1 season already! :D

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:51

    Lotus have begun working on making Heikki 2011 world Champion*

    go Lotus! I shall buy more Air Asia flights if they need funding :D

    *may be an overstatement

    it'll happen, just wait :D

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 10:56

    I demand for Red Bull to take this back. Have they forgotten that just the week before, a certain Brit was leading the driver's standings? :(

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 10:57

    I demand for Red Bull to take this back. Have they forgotten that just the week before, a certain Brit was leading the driver's standings? :(

    Oooh, the arrogance

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 10:59

    Oooh, the arrogance

    I may or may not have laughed when I saw that. #sorrylou

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 11:13

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8694243.stm

    ted newwwwwwwwwwwwwws

  • me20/05/2010 at 11:25

    Google trends info for grandprix.com looks interesting,

    I wonder what could possibly have happened in January? :P

    http://trends....sites?q=grandprix.com

    hehe. it's a shame what's happening there. used to love that site.

  • me20/05/2010 at 11:26

    Here is a Google map of the islands... The two islands you see there are esentially man-made. The middle one doubled in size and the one on the right (the race track) was 10% of it's current size.

    bert, i demand a guest post on this! you're awesome!

  • me20/05/2010 at 11:40

    race control: http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-150.png

    want!

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 11:41
  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 11:42

    Interesting thought from F1Fanatic:

    Rule 152 of the ISC:

    As well as this and independently of the prescriptions of the

    following Articles, the FIA may, upon the proposal and report of

    the FIA observer or the joint report of the two international

    stewards of the meeting designated by the FIA, directly inflict a

    penalty which will take the place of any penalty which the

    stewards of the meeting may have pronounced on any one of the

    above-mentioned parties. In this case, the ASN concerned cannot

    refuse to appeal to the International Court of Appeal on behalf of

    the party concerned.

    And 153:

    Penalties may be inflicted as follows in order of increasing

    severity :

    − reprimand (blame);

    − fines;

    − time penalty;

    − exclusion;

    − suspension;

    − disqualification.

    Time penalty means a penalty expressed in minutes and/or

    seconds.

    Any one of the above penalties can only be inflicted after an

    enquiry has been held and, in case of one of the last three, the

    concerned party must be summoned to give them the opportunity

    of presenting their defence.

    Article 18.1

    “The stewards may inflict the penalties specifically set out in these Sporting Regulations in addition to or instead of any other penalties available to them under the Code.

    Can the three items above still be used to reverse (or at least lessen) Schumi's penalty? Is that why Mercedes dropped its appeal?

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 11:43

    race control: http://www.jam...loads/Picture-150.png

    war room

    Mission Control...

  • me20/05/2010 at 11:43

    race control: http://www.jam...loads/Picture-150.png

    war room

    totally. i've changed my mind. i don't want it, i NEED it.

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 11:44

    totally. i've changed my mind. i don't want it, i NEED it.

    sure. as long as Christine doesn't mind... ;)

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 11:45

    totally. i've changed my mind. i don't want it, i NEED it.

    I bet at least one of those screens has doohickey on it.

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 11:46

    I bet at least one of those screens has doohickey on it.

    I'm sure Lukeh can check for us... ;) :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 11:47

    I bet at least one of those screens has doohickey on it.

    I'm sure Lukeh can check for us... ;) :D

    :)

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 11:48

    I'm sure Lukeh can check for us... ;) :D

    :D

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 12:10

    Claire has a new account

    http://twitter.com/WilliamsF1Team

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:13

    Claire has a new account

    http://twitter.com/WilliamsF1Team

    ooh, ta

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:14

    she deleted her old account? doh!

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 12:15

    she deleted her old account? doh!

    she id a bit silly, couldve just changed the name!

    I'm sure she changed her name from something else originally

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 12:15

    Good afternoon. I am nearly finished with this silly university. Hoorah. How are we all lovely people?

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:17

    she id a bit silly, couldve just changed the name!

    her old twitpics are still there: http://twitpic.com/photos/clairevwilliams

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:25

    have added claire here: http://sidepodcast.com/twitter/

    am wondering what other f1 lists i could create?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 12:27

    am wondering what other f1 lists i could create?

    F1 employees? there are more and more engineers and mechanics and things springing up about the place

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:27

    F1 employees? there are more and more engineers and mechanics and things springing up about the place

    ooh, plan. some are in the teams list but that doesn't make a lot of sense.

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 12:33

    ooh, plan. some are in the teams list but that doesn't make a lot of sense.

    the ones I am following that aren't on your list are this one this one and this one. I found a Williams mechanic the other day somewhere but now I can't remember his name and I can't find him again. He only had about 20 followers!

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:41

    the ones I am following that aren't on your list are this one this one and this one. I found a Williams mechanic the other day somewhere but now I can't remember his name and I can't find him again. He only had about 20 followers!

    this one: http://twitter.com/stephenrbailey ?

    have made a start: http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/f1-employees

    will add to the page later. also realised i have a lot of suppliers that don't really fit anywhere, so created: http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/f1-suppliers

    hearts lists.

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 12:42

    this one: http://twitter.com/stephenrbailey ?

    ooh thats him!

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 12:43

    will add to the page later. also realised i have a lot of suppliers that don't really fit anywhere, so created: http://twitter...epodcast/f1-suppliers

    would the kangaroo tv lady fit that list?

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:44

    would the kangaroo tv lady fit that list?

    i think so, what's the address?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 12:44

    i think so, what's the address?

    http://twitter.com/Marissali

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:45

    http://twitter.com/Marissali

    oooh, i wondered why i was following her :)

    for some reason i had listed under "media". lists might need more organisation!

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 12:47

    for some reason i had listed under "media". lists might need more organisation!

    maybe you should make an f1misc list?

  • me20/05/2010 at 12:48

    maybe you should make an f1misc list?

    currently i have "f1". which is basically everything ever. or do you mean everyone that doesn't find in another list?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 12:57

    I am browsing the PSN movie store. I want to buy one! Or rent one! Just because I can! I feel so law abiding.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:00

    f1 podcasts. i really have lost track. for this new list (yeah, it's an addiction), who am i missing?

    http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/f1-podcasts

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:02

    hooray, now to download a 3gb movie on a wonky wireless connection that barely works, yaaay!

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:03

    hooray, now to download a 3gb movie on a wonky wireless connection that barely works, yaaay!

    :)

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:04

    :)

    I could have got the SD version at half the size and for a dollar less, but I want my first MFC movie purchase to be HD and awesome.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:06

    I could have got the SD version at half the size and for a dollar less, but I want my first MFC movie purchase to be HD and awesome.

    #sameperson

    hehe. do ya have a hd screen to watch it on?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:08

    hehe. do ya have a hd screen to watch it on?

    I do indeed! 40" of HD Bravia! I think I might have to take the PS3 downstairs where the wireless is stronger and attach it to the tiny wee tv just so the download will work because it is never, ever going to work up here. Remind me to get around to setting up my own internet account because I'm sick of paying the neighbours to use a service that doesn't work more than 30% of the time :(

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 13:11

    currently i have "f1". which is basically everything ever. or do you mean everyone that doesn't find in another list?

    the latter

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:12

    I do indeed! 40" of HD Bravia! I think I might have to take the PS3 downstairs where the wireless is stronger and attach it to the tiny wee tv just so the download will work because it is never, ever going to work up here. Remind me to get around to setting up my own internet account because I'm sick of paying the neighbours to use a service that doesn't work more than 30% of the time :(

    how have you survived this long without one?

    that's like and alcoholic surviving alco-pops.

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:16

    how have you survived this long without one?

    the internet is mostly OK on my laptop, it's just the PS3 that doesn't connect often and I don't use it much. For those times that the laptop is misbehaving I have my 3G dongle.

    I tried once to get my internet set up myself but apparently I had my phone line with the wrong company but I couldn't switch companies without paying out my contract. My contract has ended so I am investigating switching phone companies now. Stupid monopoly.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:18

    currently i have "f1". which is basically everything ever. or do you mean everyone that doesn't find in another list?

    the latter

    ok, this is what i currently have: http://sidepodcast.com/twitter/

    which is now pretty awesome. there aren't many people who don't fit in a category, other than random fans. i think.

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 13:18

    which is now pretty awesome. there aren't many people who don't fit in a category, other than random fans. i think.

    do you need a list for that? ;)

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:19

    do you need a list for that? ;)

    hehe! there's a sidepodast commenters list at the bottom. so i guess it's:

    "random people you tweet about f1, but won't leave us a comment!"

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:21

    hooray I can switch my phone provider online! Nothing excites me more than not having to use the phone.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:22

    hooray I can switch my phone provider online! Nothing excites me more than not having to use the phone.

    are you sure you're not christine?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:23

    are you sure you're not christine?

    last time I checked she had a way better accent.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:23

    i like this from rubens:

    Claire from Williams has changed twitter. She is at @WilliamsF1Team...plenty of news and pictures

    yes she has!

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 13:26

    last time I checked she had a way better accent.

    but she does get very tired from speaking with a british accent ;)

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:27

    last time I checked she had a way better accent.

    but she does get very tired from speaking with a british accent ;)

    hehehe!

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:27

    but she does get very tired from speaking with a british accent ;)

    I could imagine! All that holding your throat funny!

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:29

    Is Seb going to rename his car now? Lush Liz v2.0?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83744

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:31

    Is Seb going to rename his car now? Lush Liz v2.0?

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/83744

    faulty chassis is the new excuse for being beaten by your team mate isn't it?

    first schumi, now vettel. it's like the f1 placebo.

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:32

    first schumi, now vettel. it's like the f1 placebo.

    For Schumi, it is not a faulty chassis, just unsuited to him (shorter wheelbase). Seb's one seems like it really has a fault though.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:34

    For Schumi, it is not a faulty chassis, just unsuited to him (shorter wheelbase). Seb's one seems like it really has a fault though.

    "The one he had got damaged during the first few races and we repaired it as best we could at the races," Brawn told the Guardian. "But now we are back at base we are going to reintroduce the test chassis and he will be using that in Barcelona."

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 13:34

    i like this from rubens:

    Rubens acknowledges greatness :)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:35

    hooray I can switch my phone provider online! Nothing excites me more than not having to use the phone.

    Me too. I'm going to tweet BT later.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:35

    hooray I can switch my phone provider online! Nothing excites me more than not having to use the phone.

    Me too. I'm going to tweet BT later.

    why can no-one pick up the phone anymore?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:36

    why can no-one pick up the phone anymore?

    Have you tried dealing with a telecoms call-centre? That's an oxymoron if ever there was one.

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:36

    "The one he had got damaged during the first few races and we repaired it as best we could at the races," Brawn told the Guardian. "But now we are back at base we are going to reintroduce the test chassis and he will be using that in Barcelona."

    I still think it is the length of the wheelbase that affected him. :P

    As for Seb, it might be the mirrors.

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:37

    why can no-one pick up the phone anymore?

    phones are scary. My friends were shocked when I got a job that involves using them because I never ever use them in the "real" world.

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 13:37

    why can no-one pick up the phone anymore?

    Wish someone would tell that to work

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:37

    why can no-one pick up the phone anymore?

    Although kudos to Elephant who dealt with me pretty quickly the other day when I was doing my car insurance. Didn't have to go from department to department.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:38

    As for Seb, it might be the mirrors.

    sounds to me he just needs more confidence like schumi.

    new chassis = more confidence, "see, it wasn't your fault really"

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:38

    phones are scary. My friends were shocked when I got a job that involves using them because I never ever use them in the "real" world.

    how scary can it be? it's not even video conferencing, you don't even need to get dressed to do it?

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:38

    new chassis = more confidence, "see, it wasn't your fault really"

    Like how Kate's Dirty Sister >>>> Kate?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:39

    I keep having to close doohickey 'cos the boss is around. can't he stay 40 miles away? :)

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:40

    I keep having to close doohickey 'cos the boss is around. can't he stay 40 miles away? :)

    Maybe Mr C can design a change the heading thing that most games have nowadays so you can just switch tabs?

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:40

    Like how Kate's Dirty Sister >>>> Kate?

    pretty much. it's a great line for the media, to excuse poor performance, and who can say their wrong. in about 4 hours, i'm betting steven going to tell me driver's have been doing it since the 60's :)

    i really don't think there's anything wrong with anyone's chassis. sometimes people need a helping hand.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:40

    how scary can it be? it's not even video conferencing, you don't even need to get dressed to do it?

    In real life you can get away with just 'hanging out' with people.. on the phone you're expected to think of stuff to say so I spend most of my time doing that and not listening to the other person..

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:41

    Maybe Mr C can design a change the heading thing that most games have nowadays so you can just switch tabs?

    I'm not really sure I should have the browser open at all.

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:41

    how scary can it be? it's not even video conferencing, you don't even need to get dressed to do it?

    I always feel like I am inconveniencing someone and I'm bothering them by calling. Even if I'm calling a call centre where they're all just sitting there, waiting for me to call :D

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:42

    i really don't think there's anything wrong with anyone's chassis. sometimes people need a helping hand.

    Frankly, I don't really care for whether his chassis has a problem. I don't like Luscious Liz as much as Kate's Dirty Sister, so I am hoping for a better name this time. :D

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:42

    I'm not really sure I should have the browser open at all.

    Aww... Can't be helped then.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:43

    for those missing james allen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Zkbbfygjw

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:43

    Frankly, I don't really care for whether his chassis has a problem. I don't like Luscious Liz as much as Kate's Dirty Sister, so I am hoping for a better name this time. :D

    he should call it amazing awesome amy.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:43

    In real life you can get away with just 'hanging out' with people.. on the phone you're expected to think of stuff to say so I spend most of my time doing that and not listening to the other person..

    really doesn't make sense to me. can i say you're all weirdos and be done with it?

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 13:44

    new chassis = more confidence, "see, it wasn't your fault really"

    i think its a bit of both, drivers really can tell the difference between chassis's that are meant to be exactly the same. it dosent have to be big things but confidence is definitely part of it

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:44

    he should call it amazing awesome amy.

    :D

    He should have a 'naming my car' competition.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 13:44

    really doesn't make sense to me. can i say you're all weirdos and be done with it?

    I'll take that. :)

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:46

    really doesn't make sense to me. can i say you're all weirdos and be done with it?

    as long as you agree to phone for all pizzas and taxis I may require when I am in your presence, yes.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:47

    as long as you agree to phone for all pizzas and taxis I may require when I am in your presence, yes.

    scary

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 13:49

    as long as you agree to phone for all pizzas and taxis I may require when I am in your presence, yes.

    Ah just like my friend Kris.

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 13:49

    for those missing james allen: http://www.you...m/watch?v=58Zkbbfygjw

    aww yay. I didn't know James Allen was powered by LG. that explains alot

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:50

    Ah just like my friend Kris.

    I like that its more common than I thought.

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:50

    aww yay. I didn't know James Allen was powered by LG. that explains alot

    :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:51

    Ah just like my friend Kris.

    do you not just say "ring them yourself"?

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 13:53

    I don't wish to tempt fate but..

    http://www.motorsportcircuitguide.com/circuit-news1.php?id=1583&return=circuit-directory.php?id=11

    yayy (potentially)

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:54

    do you not just say "ring them yourself"?

    my flatmate did that to me once. It was terrifying.

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 13:57

    I don't wish to tempt fate but..

    http://www.mot...t-directory.php?id=11

    yayy (potentially)

    #wishfulthinking

  • me20/05/2010 at 13:58

    my flatmate did that to me once. It was terrifying.

    is there a name for this or something, has anyone ever looked into why? how can people around the world be sitting there scared to talk on a telephone?

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 13:59

    is there a name for this or something, has anyone ever looked into why? how can people around the world be sitting there scared to talk on a telephone?

    I successfully made the call and ordered two pizzas and a lemonade and the world didn't explode! I think I may be getting better in my old age :D

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:00

    is there a name for this or something, has anyone ever looked into why? how can people around the world be sitting there scared to talk on a telephone?

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_fear_of_the_telephone_common_and_is_it_possible_to_overcome_it

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:01

    http://wiki.an...ssible_to_overcome_it

    was hoping it would have a fancy medical name :(

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 14:02

    was hoping it would have a fancy medical name :(

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_phobia

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:03

    was hoping it would have a fancy medical name :(

    'Phonophobia- Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.' from http://phobialist.com/

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:03
  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:03

    2.5 MILLION??

    :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:04

    i think alex suffers from this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomophobia

  • Amy20/05/2010 at 14:04

    2.5 MILLION??

    I can't be properly phobic of the phone, the thing I was trying to change online was my phone provider :D

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:08

    Anatidaephobia – fear of being watched by a duck. :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:08

    Anatidaephobia – fear of being watched by a duck. :D

    that's nick

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:11

    i think alex suffers from this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomophobia

    Heh... I'm not that bad I do turn off my phone from time to time... In fact I did while in the theatre the other night.

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:12

    do you not just say "ring them yourself"?

    He just doesn't let himself get into that situation.

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:13

    that's nick

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 14:13

    hi everyone,

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:14

    hi everyone,

    hey

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:14

    He just doesn't let himself get into that situation.

    how?? sounds you need him on go for odd.

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:14

    hi everyone,

    Hello, Leigh.

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:14

    hi everyone,

    doffs crash hat

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 14:15

    afternoon mr alex and ms marilene

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:15

    how?? sounds you need him on go for odd.

    Oh I am trying to get him on for sure

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 14:15

    Mr C sir

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:15

    Oh I am trying to get him on for sure

    he would be an excellent guest. Him and my brother are on the list

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:17

    he would be an excellent guest. Him and my brother are on the list

    i like you have a list :)

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:17

    i like you have a list :)

    It's an odd list ;)

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:18

    It's an odd list ;)

    Odd as in 'odd people list' or odd as in 'strange list'?

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 14:18

    Odd as in 'odd people list' or odd as in 'strange list'?

    Both probably :)

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 14:20

    Have been playing a new karting game where you can make your own tracks, cars,. characters, etc. I made a Mini Rubens!!

    http://twitpic.com/1peev3

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:21
  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 14:22

    heheheh

    I can;t find an option to make him look old

    #sorryrubens

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:22
  • James20/05/2010 at 14:26

    Afternoon all :)

    Have been playing a new karting game where you can make your own tracks, cars,. characters, etc. I made a Mini Rubens!!

    http://twitpic.com/1peev3

    I think you may what I've done for one of my uni modules, I've managed to get the BrawnGP car on my site ;)

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 14:27

    I think you may what I've done for one of my uni modules, I've managed to get the BrawnGP car on my site ;)

    #awesome

  • James20/05/2010 at 14:28

    #awesome

    We were allowed to pick who the site was for, so I've picked F1 :D

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 14:28

    Really really really good blog here..

    http://ruthsracyadventures.wordpress.com/

    It's about a woman who is a journalist who decides to start marshalling and blogs about it, its really interesting.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 14:29

    Really really really good blog here..

    http://ruthsra...ntures.wordpress.com/

    It's about a woman who is a journalist who decides to start marshalling and blogs about it, its really interesting.

    Interesting...

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 14:30

    Interesting...

    and it's not all fairy fairy too, shes really honest about whats it like being a female marshal and how cleaquey it is some times

  • me20/05/2010 at 14:33

    and it's not all fairy fairy too, shes really honest about whats it like being a female marshal and how cleaquey it is some times

    v.interesting:

    ...seeing the rescue unit producing a cover made me think of the worst in terms of the drivers health, but it was simply to stop the driver being distracted by something in the corner of his eye and turning his head

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 14:35

    ...seeing the rescue unit producing a cover made me think of the worst in terms of the drivers health, but it was simply to stop the driver being distracted by something in the corner of his eye and turning his head

    part of my course this year has been about marshalling and its run by a clerk of the course, and its the little insights like that which make you really think about how amazing British marshalls really are.

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:37

    I just spent 10mins getting out my SIM card from my old phone.

    How can anything so small be so difficult?

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 14:37

    It's about a woman who is a journalist who decides to start marshalling and blogs about it, its really interesting.

    How fun! I want her job. :D

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 15:21

    Hiiiii

    Only 2 days left at work ever. Happy times.

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 15:22

    Hiiiii

    Hello Alison

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 15:22

    Only 2 days left at work ever. Happy times.

    Have you quit your new job too? :P

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 15:25

    Have you quit your new job too? :P

    Alas no.

  • me20/05/2010 at 15:54

    allen sounds as cynical as me:

    Vettel will get a new chassis for Turkey after a 'defect' was found on Monaco car. Should boost his confidence

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2010 at 15:58

    Can the three items above still be used to reverse (or at least lessen) Schumi's penalty? Is that why Mercedes dropped its appeal? {Comment #66}

    If the FIA could get the stewards together again, they could voluntarily rescind the penalty after consulting the evidence provided they came to a consensus. However I don't see how they can do that and still be consistent with the regulations under which they make judgements. They don't have the option to drop the penalty just because the signposting in the rulebook wasn't spotted.

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 16:01

    If the FIA could get the stewards together again, they could voluntarily rescind the penalty after consulting the evidence provided they came to a consensus. However I don't see how they can do that and still be consistent with the regulations under which they make judgements. They don't have the option to drop the penalty just because the signposting in the rulebook wasn't spotted.

    Hey! Just in time for Alia's comment.

    My point is, it seems that my earlier points indicated that there were (and I think still are) other options available to the stewards to penalize Michael as they saw fit. They're not necessarily limited to the drive-throughs and stop-gos. So in theory, the punishment could still be changed.

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 16:01

    allen sounds as cynical as me:

    Vettel will get a new chassis for Turkey after a 'defect' was found on Monaco car. Should boost his confidence

    Maybe because he IS as cynical as you. ;)

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 16:05

    My poor Sebastian...

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 16:08

    On that new karting game I mentioned earlier, I may have made this over the last hour or so

    http://twitpic.com/1pfaei

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:10

    Maybe because he IS as cynical as you. ;)

    harsh but fair :)

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:10

    My poor Sebastian...

    price of success ;)

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:11
  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 16:12

    On that new karting game I mentioned earlier, I may have made this over the last hour or so

    over the last hour.

    you MUST be joking. :O

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:13

    you MUST be joking. :O

    anyone else thinking what i'm thinking?

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 16:13

    you MUST be joking. :O

    The basics are super quick to get done, like the track, it's just fine tuning from there on really!

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 16:14

    anyone else thinking what i'm thinking?

    what's that?

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 16:14

    The basics are super quick to get done, like the track, it's just fine tuning from there on really!

    with all those twists and turns??

  • RG20/05/2010 at 16:14

    The basics are super quick to get done, like the track, it's just fine tuning from there on really!

    It is ridiculously easy to make a track.

    But it does look like I need that game now.

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:14

    anyone else thinking what i'm thinking?

    what's that?

    guest.post.

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2010 at 16:14

    how can people around the world be sitting there scared to talk on a telephone? {Comment #151}

    Very easily. Until I started using one on an everyday basis in my last placement, I found phones a nightmare to use. Feedback and noise on the typical line means I lose all non-lingual clues to what someone means, up to and including the ones that identify who the caller is in the first place. There's no second chance with phones either - people tend to get annoyed if you ask them to repeat themselves and unlike online, I can't just re-read their last point or spend 5 minutes thinking around the statement to ensure I've understood it.

    For some reason, callers seem to be lazier on the phone than in real life - they tend to give fewer indications of what they want and seem to expect the receiver to fill in all the gaps in a way they wouldn't demand if in person. This applies in both directions though - the number of times I've encountered companies which think sticking 500 people in a big building is all they need to do to provide an effective customer service, with apparently no regard to people skills, product/service knowledge or even diction. Also, don't get me started on switchboards or telephone tag...

    It means that despite me having got a lot better at using phones in the last 9 months or so, using one is still a frustrating experience.

  • RG20/05/2010 at 16:14

    But it does look like I need that game now.

    And hey everyone :)

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:15

    But it does look like I need that game now.

    i need a tutorial!

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 16:19

    But it does look like I need that game now.

    Seconded. How can anyone not want a game where you can build a monaco track like Lukeh's?

    Imagine what SPA could be like now... ;)

  • Journeyer20/05/2010 at 16:19

    guest.post.

    YES! And an open invitation for a SidepodMonacoGP. :D

    (A shame I don't have a PS3...)

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2010 at 16:21

    My point is, it seems that my earlier points indicated that there were (and I think still are) other options available to the stewards to penalize Michael as they saw fit. They're not necessarily limited to the drive-throughs and stop-gos. So in theory, the punishment could still be changed. {}

    The act was committed and the standard penalty for it is a drive-through or substitution. If they listen to Ross they can't issue a reprimand because that would imply the blame was his instead of the FIA's (if they don't listen to him the penalty obviously remains as is). A fine would make no sense at all given the type of offence. So all they can really do is drop the penalty or keep it (because raising it makes no sense either).

    The penalty options are there but the mechanisms for changing them are very limited now Mercedes have dropped the appeal. Especially since the FIA may have trouble persuading Damon Hill to risk more hate mail by getting involved again. The FIA would need to persuade him and the other three stewards to meet up to discuss the penalty. It's happened before (in China 2007, the stewards who presided over the previous race in Japan got the penalty against Sebastian Vettel dropped through that route), but I wouldn't get too excited about it happening again.

  • me20/05/2010 at 16:21

    YES! And an open invitation for a SidepodMonacoGP. :D

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2010 at 16:27

    Anatidaephobia – fear of being watched by a duck. :D {Comment #161}

    I like the name of that one.

    Here's a phobia I've never seen before:

    Phonemophobia The fear of thinking

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 16:30

    Phonemophobia The fear of thinking

    That doesn't sound good...

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 16:43

    back folks - how is everyone?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 16:45

    Phonemophobia The fear of thinking

    That doesn't sound good...

    I don't like it... I wonder what it means! ;)

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 16:55

    Aaah

    It's like Doctor Who all over again

  • Scott Woodwiss20/05/2010 at 16:56

    Helloo :)

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 16:56

    Aaah

    It's like Doctor Who all over again

    Dr Who?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 16:58

    Dr Who?

    Oh dear.........

  • Marilene Riddle20/05/2010 at 17:00

    Helloo :)

    Hello Scott

  • Scott Woodwiss20/05/2010 at 17:00

    I believe I've mentioned this before, but it's opening this month and I think that this would be an ideal place for a future Sidepodmeetup :)

    http://www.puretechracing.com/

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:04

    Oh dear.........

    I have a horrible feeling I'm missing out on a very obvious reference :(

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2010 at 17:06

    I have a horrible feeling I'm missing out on a very obvious reference :(

    The Water of Mars no?

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:06

    The Water of Mars no?

    Ahh yes.

    *will wake up soon*

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:07

    Helloo :)

    Hey Scott

    I believe I've mentioned this before, but it's opening this month and I think that this would be an ideal place for a future Sidepodmeetup :)

    oooh..

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 17:07

    Ahh yes.

    *will wake up soon*

    It was also the way the character was listed in the credits for the first two Doctors

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:14

    did google misplace their spellchecker?

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 17:17

    did google misplace their spellchecker?

    I'm getting red underlining in Chrome if I spell things incorrectly when commenting. Does that count?

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:19

    I'm getting red underlining in Chrome if I spell things incorrectly when commenting. Does that count?

    hehe! how did they lose the dictionary? bing doesn't have one either :(

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:36

    have updated the commenting policy this evening: http://sidepodcast.com/about/comment-policy/

    not a page that's ever seen a lot of attention (and somehow i've lost the bullet points too), but if anyone has 5 mins to cast their eye over it and yell if any needs adding/removing that would be appreciated (using you minds eye to visualise the bullet points).

    also, i've stolen the last paragraph from alex, or maybe kat, one or both of them anyhow.

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:38

    also, i've stolen the last paragraph from alex, or maybe kat, one or both of them anyhow.

    Mmmm cake.

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:39

    Mmmm cake.

    hehe. did we ever comment about kat's cake the other week? i was drunk and forgot, and now i can't remember what the heck it was.

    i know it was green and nice.

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 17:40

    have updated the commenting policy this evening: http://sidepod...about/comment-policy/

    Comments may one day come back to haunt you.

    true story

  • RG20/05/2010 at 17:40

    have updated the commenting policy this evening: http://sidepod...about/comment-policy/

    "Comments may one day come back to haunt you"

    Never a truer phrase.

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:40

    hehe :)

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:42

    doofus williams!

    Just had a message from my good friend Claire Williams. She's been a doofus & deleted her Williams Twitter account. So if you want to follow

    http://twitter.com/CroftyF1/status/14374191587

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:43

    doofus williams!

    What an awesome word :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 17:44

    hehe. did we ever comment about kat's cake the other week? i was drunk and forgot, and now i can't remember what the heck it was.

    i know it was green and nice.

    i made a cake once. it was chocolate and it was marvellous

    :)

  • lou20/05/2010 at 17:45

    urrrrggggh i.hate.shopping! it always ends in an argument!

    Hey all

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:45

    urrrrggggh i.hate.shopping! it always ends in an argument!

    heya. What happened?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 17:46

    hi lou

    did you get anything nice in the shops? biscuits perhaps??

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:46

    What an awesome word :D

    and she thought her nickname was bobble!

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 17:46

    urrrrggggh i.hate.shopping! it always ends in an argument!

    Hey all

    Hey lou, was this dress shopping?

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:47

    urrrrggggh i.hate.shopping! it always ends in an argument!

    i know that feeling...

    "you're not allowed out of the store until you've PAID!"

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 17:47

    have updated the commenting policy this evening: http://sidepod...about/comment-policy/

    There's nothing on there highlighting taboo subjects like politics. Perhaps if such things were explicit it would help.

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 17:47

    "you're not allowed out of the store until you've PAID!"

    :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:47

    There's nothing on there highlighting taboo subjects like politics. Perhaps if such things were explicit it would help.

    brilliant, shall do.

  • lou20/05/2010 at 17:48

    heya. What happened?

    balls are stupid. i got a dress over the weekend.. but now i need shoes.. and shoe shopping with my mother is awful cause we have a totally different style. Plus all the shoes i liked had a heel that was waaaaay too tall.

    large heels = freakishly tall lou + no dancing + very painful feet.

  • me20/05/2010 at 17:48

    There's nothing on there highlighting taboo subjects like politics. Perhaps if such things were explicit it would help.

    is there anything taboo aside from politics? you'd think i'd know...

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 17:49

    Indycar:

    Props to Bryan Herta who has let Bruno Junqueira run in Saavedra's spare car, because his FAZZT machine is temporarily tied up in sponsorship issues

    :D

  • lou20/05/2010 at 17:49

    Hey lou, was this dress shopping?

    hehe i have my dress :D hehe it's lovely (i actually kinda enjoyed finding it..... but don't tell anyone..)

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 17:50

    is there anything taboo aside from politics? you'd think i'd know...

    I very much doubt we can discuss religion either, although I don't think it has come up. Perhaps checking with Christine would be an idea ;)

  • lou20/05/2010 at 17:50

    "you're not allowed out of the store until you've PAID!"

    :D hehe

    I went shopping with Em today after school.. she saw a pair of shoes, they fitted, she bought them and all is well. Why is it never that simple for me!

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 17:50

    I very much doubt we can discuss religion either,

    #lookingatyourjackie

    hehee

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 17:51

    large heels = freakishly tall lou + no dancing + very painful feet.

    Why not large heels to arrive & for photos then ballet shoes for dancing? If the ball somewhere you have access to beforehand (like school hall).

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 17:51

    #lookingatyourjackie

    *you

    oops

  • lou20/05/2010 at 17:56

    Why not large heels to arrive & for photos then ballet shoes for dancing? If the ball somewhere you have access to beforehand (like school hall).

    ahh that would be a super idea, however our ball is at a kinda castle place... we have a champagne reception in the gardens, then the dinner and dancing is in the Marquee. not sure if i'd have space for some pumps in my bag.. hmmmm

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:00

    oooo the 'continue reading' thing on posts is now a cute button :) aw

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:01

    large heels = freakishly tall lou + no dancing + very painful feet.

    Just take off the shoes for dancing...

    The floor will be so crowded no-one will notice....

  • me20/05/2010 at 18:01

    oooo the 'continue reading' thing on posts is now a cute button :) aw

    ah yes. not sure if it's a bit big. but it's certainly more obvious. the twitter page is now full of the things.

    http://sidepodcast.com/twitter/

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:02

    The floor will be so crowded no-one will notice....

    You may when people stand on your foot....owww

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:04

    ah yes. not sure if it's a bit big. but it's certainly more obvious. the twitter page is now full of the things.

    hehe i like them, they look cute.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:05

    Evening. I escaped (and went to the shop).

    Really really really good blog here..

    http://ruthsra...ntures.wordpress.com/

    It's about a woman who is a journalist who decides to start marshalling and blogs about it, its really interesting.

    That's excellent, nice find!

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:06

    You may when people stand on your foot....owww

    There speaks a guy who has never worn serious heels...

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:06

    There speaks a guy who has never worn serious heels...

    There speaks a guy who never warn any heels!

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:06

    On that new karting game I mentioned earlier, I may have made this over the last hour or so

    http://twitpic.com/1pfaei

    WOW

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 18:07

    WOW

    Have nearly made a Mini Brawn :D

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:08

    You may when people stand on your foot....owww

    that would be painful... especially stiletto heels... however painful heels are painful

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:10

    There speaks a guy who never warn any heels!

    You should aim to add it to your life's experiences some time...

    lou will help you find a frock to match...

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2010 at 18:10

    Indy:

    Oh well, here comes the rain... and everyone runs back into the garages... darn clouds!!

    :(

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:10

    lou will help you find a frock to match...

    umm...thanks....

    I have been stood on in heels that hurt.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:10

    I believe I've mentioned this before, but it's opening this month and I think that this would be an ideal place for a future Sidepodmeetup :)

    http://www.puretechracing.com/

    Can you imagine ten of us at once.. apart from you, the spectators wouldn't know which gravel trap to look in first :)

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:11

    lou will help you find a frock to match...

    ahahaha! no. i am not going dress shopping again in a hurry..

  • RG20/05/2010 at 18:11

    Can you imagine ten of us at once.. apart from you, the spectators wouldn't know which gravel trap to look in first :)

    I'd imagine the first one...

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:12

    ahahaha! no. i am not going dress shopping again in a hurry..

    Now lou... to leave a guy to go shopping on his own would be too cruel....

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:12

    Now lou... to leave a guy to go shopping on his own would be too cruel....

    Alison likes dresses... i'm sure she'd help him :)

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:13

    Now lou... to leave a guy to go shopping on his own would be too cruel....

    oi, i can pick dresses. I've never bought one for myself mind.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:13

    Have nearly made a Mini Brawn :D

    :)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:14

    Can you imagine ten of us at once.. apart from you, the spectators wouldn't know which gravel trap to look in first :)

    I'd imagine the first one...

    Probably. Lots of fun though

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:14

    oi, i can pick dresses. I've never bought one for myself mind.

    OK... we look forward to reviewing your choice...

    How about accessories?....

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:14

    Probably. Lots of fun though

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:15

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

    In your frock?...

    And heels?....

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:15

    How about accessories?....

    This is a strange conversation :D

    a hat?

  • me20/05/2010 at 18:15

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

    In your frock?...

    And heels?....

    :)

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:16

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

    In your frock?...

    And heels?....

    :)

    hmmm

    ......

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:16

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

    In your frock?...

    And heels?....

    :D

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:17

    a hat?

    Possibly.... or a fascinator...

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:17

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

    In your frock?...

    And heels?....

    :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 18:18

    Possibly.... or a fascinator...

    word of the day?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:18

    a hat?

    Possibly.... or a fascinator...

    Is that something that is really really interesting, so much that it fascinates?

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 18:19

    oi, i can pick dresses. I've never bought one for myself mind.

    We've talked about this before. I'm sure we all decided on "fluke"

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:19

    We've talked about this before. I'm sure we all decided on "fluke"

    oi

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 18:20

    oi

    I'm sorry but I refuse to believe anyone can buy dresses without trying them on first....

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:20

    I'm sorry but I refuse to believe anyone can buy dresses without trying them on first....

    I rule, you must accept this

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:21

    Possibly.... or a fascinator...

    i can totally see Jon in one of these :D

    http://tinyurl.com/39w6bcv

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:21

    I'm sorry but I refuse to believe anyone can buy dresses without trying them on first....

    But it's obvious....

    He tried it on...

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:22

    It's rather near me...I think I might go

    £35 isn't too bad for qualifying and a race, with instruction, over two hours.

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 18:22

    i can totally see Jon in one of these :D

    http://tinyurl.com/39w6bcv

    :D

  • Bassano20/05/2010 at 18:22

    Evening all

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:22

    He tried it on...

    im 6'2, i bought a dress for my 5'1 girlfriend and you think i tried it on!?

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:22

    Evening all

    hello!

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:22

    £35 isn't too bad for qualifying and a race, with instruction, over two hours.

    Would do the practice one i think, only £15

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:23

    im 6'2, i bought a dress for my 5'1 girlfriend and you think i tried it on!?

    hehehe i bet you secretly did :P

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:23

    hehehe i bet you secretly did :P

    I reaaaaally didnt

  • Bassano20/05/2010 at 18:23

    im 6'2, i bought a dress for my 5'1 girlfriend and you think i tried it on!?

    If you were the same height, would it have been ok?

  • me20/05/2010 at 18:24

    im 6'2, i bought a dress for my 5'1 girlfriend and you think i tried it on!?

    If you were the same height, would it have been ok?

    :)

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:24

    If you were the same height, would it have been ok?

    well..no

    good point

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:24

    im 6'2, i bought a dress for my 5'1 girlfriend and you think i tried it on!?

    You probably went around on your knees....

    And borrowed a bra and some sports socks to help the fit....

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:25

    You probably went around on your knees....

    This is definitely a wierd conversation!

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:25

    This is definitely a wierd conversation!

    Is that weird or wired.... as in bra that you borrowed?....

  • Lady Snowcat20/05/2010 at 18:26

    Well at least we all know we'd spot you at any event....

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 18:27

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    http://twitpic.com/1pgbd0

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 18:28

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    Suck up!

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 18:29

    Suck up!

    Huh?

  • Jon Waldock20/05/2010 at 18:29

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    It's totally epic and i LOVE it

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 18:29

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    http://twitpic.com/1pgbd0

    That really does look like a brilliant game :)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 18:29

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    http://twitpic.com/1pgbd0

    Nice

  • Bassano20/05/2010 at 18:30

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    http://twitpic.com/1pgbd0

    So cute

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:33

    Yaaaay a Mini Brawn racing on the Monaco track I made

    awwwww!!!!! yay for Brawn* at Monaco

    *wrong driver :P

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 18:35

    awwwww!!!!! yay for Brawn* at Monaco

    This is what I mean :P

  • Lukeh20/05/2010 at 18:36

    This is what I mean :P

    oh.

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 18:37

    oh.

    Heh I'm just jealous.

  • lou20/05/2010 at 18:37

    This is what I mean :P

    ehehe!

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 19:10

    Evening all

  • lou20/05/2010 at 19:12

    Evening all

    Hi Steven!

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 19:25

    Evening all

    Hello :)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 19:32

    Just doing some quick comment trawling to see what I have missed today. I agree with Mr C. I need one of these

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-150.png

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 19:44

    have updated the commenting policy this evening: http://sidepod...about/comment-policy/

    not a page that's ever seen a lot of attention (and somehow i've lost the bullet points too), but if anyone has 5 mins to cast their eye over it and yell if any needs adding/removing that would be appreciated (using you minds eye to visualise the bullet points).

    also, i've stolen the last paragraph from alex, or maybe kat, one or both of them anyhow.

    No politics, religion etc

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 20:05

    Hi Steeeeven :)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:06

    Hi Steeeeven :)

    I thought you were ignoring me.

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 20:11

    I thought you were ignoring me.

    Me?

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:12

    Me?

    Well everyone really but since you're hear I thought I would pick on you

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 20:13

    Hi Steeeeven :)

    We need to bring back the Panel so we can get a live version of that

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:15

    We need to bring back the Panel so we can get a live version of that

    I wonder if it only exists in writing

  • me20/05/2010 at 20:20

    No politics, religion etc

    updated.

    have also revised the music page to give it more space, although i've clearly broken a stylesheet somewhere because on my machine the table has alternating stripes :(

    http://sidepodcast.com/about/music/

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 20:21

    We need to bring back the Panel so we can get a live version of that

    I'm never going on a panel. You all bully me enough as it is. Steven's already admitted to picking on me!!!

  • me20/05/2010 at 20:21

    I'm never going on a panel. You all bully me enough as it is. Steven's already admitted to picking on me!!!

    you can host it then

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:22

    I'm never going on a panel. You all bully me enough as it is. Steven's already admitted to picking on me!!!

    You already volunteered for the all female panel so you can't get out of it now. Besides you love me

  • lou20/05/2010 at 20:23

    I'm never going on a panel. You all bully me enough as it is. Steven's already admitted to picking on me!!!

    i said that too.. and i've done on it twice..

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:24

    i said that too.. and i've done on it twice..

    She doesn't mean it.

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 20:27

    You already volunteered for the all female panel so you can't get out of it now. Besides you love me

    Hah. You wish.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:27

    Hah. You wish.

    I have the evidence

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 20:52

    I have the evidence

    Boooooo

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 20:58

    Boooooo

    You should read the comments policy. http://sidepodcast.com/about/comment-policy/

    Remember that anything you write should be considered permanent. Comments may one day come back to haunt you.

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:02

    You should read the comments policy. http://sidepod...about/comment-policy/

    Remember that anything you write should be considered permanent. Comments may one day come back to haunt you.

    hehehe

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:17

    Scott mentioned that simulator place earlier - here's a video from WRC's Neil Cole. It looks very cool..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U3wKKc2eM0

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 21:23

    Remember that anything you write should be considered permanent. Comments may one day come back to haunt you.

    :(

    I'm sure you wouldn't spill pizza on my new sofa though....

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:27

    I'm sure you wouldn't spill pizza on my new sofa though....

    Who did that or is that a stupid question? I almost mistyped that as stupid person which may also have been approriate

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 21:28

    Who did that or is that a stupid question? I almost mistyped that as stupid person which may also have been approriate

    :D

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:29

    Just checked the drinks poll Marilene started in her daily. I am very surprised how badly Red Bull is doing since it is the unofficial drink of SPC

    http://www.luckypolls.com/index.php?act=07&id=18642

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:30

    Just checked the drinks poll Marilene started in her daily. I am very surprised how badly Red Bull is doing since it is the unofficial drink of SPC

    pah! what do people know?

    ...you included ;)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:32

    ...you included ;)

    I am winning

    #notcompetitive

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:32

    I am winning

    grr

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 21:33

    pah! what do people know?

    Tea's making a run on Diet Coke. :D

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:35

    pah! what do people know?

    Tea's making a run on Diet Coke. :D

    Excellent.

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:35

    Scott mentioned that simulator place earlier - here's a video from WRC's Neil Cole. It looks very cool..

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=0U3wKKc2eM0

    ok, when are we going?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:39

    ok, when are we going?

    As soon as humanly possible.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:39

    Scott mentioned that simulator place earlier - here's a video from WRC's Neil Cole. It looks very cool..

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=0U3wKKc2eM0

    ok, when are we going?

    I [email protected]'s link and got a near-instant reply from someone called @racewraps who I presume works on it..

    @MidwkMotorsport @toomuchracing ah no shame you didn't make it down!we will put on far more events don't worry :-)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:40

    there was supposed to be a space there

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:40

    I [email protected]'s link and got a near-instant reply from someone called @racewraps who I presume works on it..

    @MidwkMotorsport @toomuchracing ah no shame you didn't make it down!we will put on far more events don't worry :-)

    why didn't you go?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:41

    why didn't you go?

    I had no idea it was on. Invite was for Dex.

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:41

    I had no idea it was on. Invite was for Dex.

    ahh, you gotta blag an invite.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:43

    ahh, you gotta blag an invite.

    Done. Sort of.

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:44

    Done. Sort of.

    video has sealed it for me :)

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 21:46

    ok, when are we going?

    As soon as humanly possible.

    I'm in.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:47

    video has sealed it for me :)

    35 quid is a bargain. There is also this:

    Please contact us to discuss your requirements as we can tailor an event specifically to your requirements (sample menus available on request). Additionally if you are not looking for exclusive centre hire we can provide you with options and prices for semi-exclusive group rates. http://www.puretechracing.com/booking/

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:47

    Btw this is the one Scott, Chris and I tried at Autosport. Very hard. Very fun.

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:47

    35 quid is a bargain. There is also this:

    Please contact us to discuss your requirements as we can tailor an event specifically to your requirements (sample menus available on request). Additionally if you are not looking for exclusive centre hire we can provide you with options and prices for semi-exclusive group rates. http://www.puretechracing.com/booking/

    we're gonna need a wiki page.

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 21:48

    we're gonna need a wiki page.

    RG!!!!!!!!!

  • lou20/05/2010 at 21:51

    we're gonna need a wiki page.

    oooo i come back and there is a possibility of a meetup?.. i should go away more often..

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:51

    we're gonna need a wiki page.

    On it.

    I was going to do the first half of the guest post but I haven't even got near starting yet :)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:53

    oooo i come back and there is a possibility of a meetup?.. i should go away more often..

    What's the countdown at now? Haven't had an update in ages

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 21:53

    we're gonna need a wiki page.

    The other part that looks interesting is in the Corporate Customers info on the home page

    Besides the racing experience PTR can offer presentations on team working in motorsport with a very experienced speaker who for many years worked for a leading F1 team and can give great insight into the role of team working and quality in meeting objectives.

    I know it's for corporate team building days but I wonder who the speaker is ?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 21:53

    oooo i come back and there is a possibility of a meetup?.. i should go away more often..

    How's your driving?

  • lou20/05/2010 at 21:54

    What's the countdown at now? Haven't had an update in ages

    days till i go on study leave (inc weekend) = 8

    days till i finish alevels and head off to goodwood = 42

    and... 99 days till spa...

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:55

    days till i go on study leave (inc weekend) = 8

    days till i finish alevels and head off to goodwood = 42

    How can it only be 42 days to Goodwood? The countdown started at 60

  • lou20/05/2010 at 21:55

    How's your driving?

    ahahahaha! can i take the pics?

  • me20/05/2010 at 21:55

    I know it's for corporate team building days but I wonder who the speaker is ?

    sidepodteambuilding. building better a better community.

    will it involve closing your eyes and falling backwards?

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 21:56

    How's your driving?

    I think I'd get stuck in that car. It seems to make a big deal of upper body strength!?!

  • lou20/05/2010 at 21:56

    How can it only be 42 days to Goodwood? The countdown started at 60

    i know. scary stuff.. this time next week i would have had my last official lesson and be making sure i have everything for the ball the next day. seriously strange to think i'm finishing school..

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:56

    will it involve closing your eyes and falling backwards?

    Not with your ability to forget things

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:57

    I think I'd get stuck in that car. It seems to make a big deal of upper body strength!?!

    It can't take much strength because in stays flat the whole time. It doesn't pitch and roll like an F1 simulator.

  • jpancoast20/05/2010 at 21:58

    sidepodteambuilding. building better a better community.

    heh, my group at work is going karting for a "team building" event. Most of them don't know I've started karting regularly.

    It should be fun *evil grin*

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 21:58

    It can't take much strength because in stays flat the whole time. It doesn't pitch and roll like an F1 simulator.

    It says you need to be able to lift your body weight to get in and out.....

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 21:58

    heh, my group at work is going karting for a "team building" event. Most of them don't know I've started karting regularly.

    They are doing team building and y

    heh, my group at work is going karting for a "team building" event. Most of them don't know I've started karting regularly.

    u are doing butt kicking

  • jpancoast20/05/2010 at 22:00

    They are doing team building and you are doing butt kicking

    I'll probably be complaining about traffic a lot.

    I'll be like a real live F1 driver!

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:00

    I think I'd get stuck in that car. It seems to make a big deal of upper body strength!?!

    There's a lot of force feedback on the wheel and the car does throw you around. I did two laps and felt it, but I'm a weakling.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:00

    will it involve closing your eyes and falling backwards?

    Not with your ability to forget things

    :D :) ;)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:00

    It says you need to be able to lift your body weight to get in and out.....

    You cycled half way round Europe how unfit can you be? Believe me it takes almost no effort to lift yourself in and out of a racing car. Besides these are big cockpits so they can accommodate a range of people so you get a bit of leverage and can get your legs under you

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 22:02

    You cycled half way round Europe how unfit can you be? Believe me it takes almost no effort to lift yourself in and out of a racing car. Besides these are big cockpits so they can accommodate a range of people so you get a bit of leverage and can get your legs under you

    No HANS either.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:02

    I love the idea that you have buttons to move the pedals. They should do the same with the steering

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 22:05

    You cycled half way round Europe how unfit can you be? Believe me it takes almost no effort to lift yourself in and out of a racing car. Besides these are big cockpits so they can accommodate a range of people so you get a bit of leverage and can get your legs under you

    It's not a fitness thing particularly. I just have wimpy upper body strength. I can't support my own weight on my arms. I once went to one of those outdoor pursuit places and had to get towed up the rope ladder thing because I couldn't manage....

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:06

    heh, my group at work is going karting for a "team building" event. Most of them don't know I've started karting regularly.

    Ha :)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:06

    It's not a fitness thing particularly. I just have wimpy upper body strength. I can't support my own weight on my arms. I once went to one of those outdoor pursuit places and had to get towed up the rope ladder thing because I couldn't manage....

    Trust me. It doesn't take any strength to get in and out of a normal cockpit let alone a nice opent one where you can twit yourself up on your knees

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 22:08

    Trust me. It doesn't take any strength to get in and out of a normal cockpit let alone a nice opent one where you can twit yourself up on your knees

    It looks like those exercises where you hang off a bench and try and lift yourself up and down. I always got laughed it whenever I did circuits, I genuinely can't do it. I'm not a wimp but there's no amount of will power can make my arms do that.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:09

    It looks like those exercises where you hang off a bench and try and lift yourself up and down. I always got laughed it whenever I did circuits, I genuinely can't do it. I'm not a wimp but there's no amount of will power can make my arms do that.

    are you watching a different video?

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:10

    It looks like those exercises where you hang off a bench and try and lift yourself up and down. I always got laughed it whenever I did circuits, I genuinely can't do it. I'm not a wimp but there's no amount of will power can make my arms do that.

    There are always things you can stick your foot against to push you out. I am sure you will cope

  • Janna20/05/2010 at 22:10

    Off to bed, look forward to commenting with you all tomorrow.

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 22:11

    are you watching a different video?

    I was reading their website:

    All users must be capable of lifting themselves into and out of the simulators using their arms. You access the simulators by standing in the seat and then stretching your legs out in front and lowering yourself into the seat using your arms. To get out of the car you need sufficient upper body strength to lift yourself out of the seat until you can get you feet back to the seat and can stand up to exit the car.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:11

    are you watching a different video?

    She is talking about getting in and out. Getting in is really easy because gravity does all the work. If you leave the seat belt buckle sitting on the seat getting out is not an issue either because sitting on one of those really hurts

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:11

    Off to bed, look forward to commenting with you all tomorrow.

    Night Janna

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:11

    Off to bed, look forward to commenting with you all tomorrow.

    Night

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:12

    Off to bed, look forward to commenting with you all tomorrow.

    bye j.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:13

    I was reading their website:

    All users must be capable of lifting themselves into and out of the simulators using their arms. You access the simulators by standing in the seat and then stretching your legs out in front and lowering yourself into the seat using your arms. To get out of the car you need sufficient upper body strength to lift yourself out of the seat until you can get you feet back to the seat and can stand up to exit the car.

    try watching the video. the cockpit looks massive. i could sleep in there.

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 22:14

    Off to bed, look forward to commenting with you all tomorrow.

    Night Janna.

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 22:14

    try watching the video. the cockpit looks massive. i could sleep in there.

    Yeah, I saw the video and thought that there was an awful lot of room to move your arms in there.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:14

    Wiki page http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/PureTech+Racing+simulator

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:15

    try watching the video. the cockpit looks massive. i could sleep in there.

    They are probably capable of holding someone who weighs 18 stone. There are probably height and weight limits that will let you know how big the cockpits are

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:15

    Wiki page http://wiki.si...Tech+Racing+simulator

    Oh I ought to link the video really :)

  • Alison20/05/2010 at 22:15

    There are always things you can stick your foot against to push you out. I am sure you will cope

    I think if I were stuck, you'd all laugh to much to help me out. It sounds like an evil plot.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:15
  • me20/05/2010 at 22:16

    I think if I were stuck, you'd all laugh to much to help me out. It sounds like an evil plot.

    we'd press the ejector seat button.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:16

    I think if I were stuck, you'd all laugh to much to help me out. It sounds like an evil plot.

    I promise you that you won't get stuck. You will cope easily

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:17

    I think if I were stuck, you'd all laugh to much to help me out. It sounds like an evil plot.

    we'd press the ejector seat button.

    Just press the button that brings the pedals back until they push you out of the cockpit

  • Turkey Machine20/05/2010 at 22:17

    Just press the button that brings the pedals back until they push you out of the cockpit

    Bend your knees, push your back against the seat, push your feet, gently lift yourself up out the cockpit.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:18

    awesome.

    I tried to embed the video but it did something weird so I'll just link it

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:18

    I tried to embed the video but it did something weird so I'll just link it

    sounds like our wiki!

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:19

    Just press the button that brings the pedals back until they push you out of the cockpit

    :)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:28

    Wiki page http://wiki.si...Tech+Racing+simulator

    Obviously if you want to come along just add your name.

    Bit of a budgetary spanner in the works because I was deciding between Crystal Palace and Goodwood - would love to do both but can't afford, so thinking Goodwood is the favourite - and now this has come up, but I'm not missing it if we're going.

  • lou20/05/2010 at 22:29

    goodness me! it's stupidly difficult to arrange for a boarding student to come and stay!

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:29

    itunes appear to have revamped the podcast pages. you can now listen to shows in your browser: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sidepodcast-all-for-f1-f1/id211016343

    (at least i think this is new?)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:29

    goodness me! it's stupidly difficult to arrange for a boarding student to come and stay!

    What's up?

  • lou20/05/2010 at 22:33

    What's up?

    both my mum and i have had to send emails, and ring the school boarding department to confirm everything. Although we both have spoken to the head of boarding face to face.. and have written a letter. It's sooo ridiculous... i know they have to have security measures and things but... she's only over from Germany for a few months and she was my German exchange partner so she's already stayed with us twice already. I wouldn't mind, but she is meant to be coming round this weekend.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:35

    both my mum and i have had to send emails, and ring the school boarding department to confirm everything. Although we both have spoken to the head of boarding face to face.. and have written a letter. It's sooo ridiculous... i know they have to have security measures and things but... she's only over from Germany for a few months and she was my German exchange partner so she's already stayed with us twice already. I wouldn't mind, but she is meant to be coming round this weekend.

    She should just run away and stay with you. That would be a lot less bother.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:35

    For this guest post, what's the best thing to do with images?

  • lou20/05/2010 at 22:35

    She should just run away and stay with you. That would be a lot less bother.

    hehehe that would be awesome. The school would kill me though.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:38

    For this guest post, what's the best thing to do with images?

    I always just let Christine or Mr C find images but I suppose you could e-mail or link them.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:39

    For this guest post, what's the best thing to do with images?

    good question.

    i still haven't fixed the flickr thing, but it's on my list. do you have the option to upload via wordpress?

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:39

    I always just let Christine or Mr C find images but I suppose you could e-mail or link them.

    or that works too.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:40

    I always just let Christine or Mr C find images but I suppose you could e-mail or link them.

    There are potentially 33 of them. Small ones. I'm not sure if I can make it work, I was going to play around on my blog to see if it would.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:40

    i still haven't fixed the flickr thing, but it's on my list. do you have the option to upload via wordpress?

    Files? Yeah.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:41

    i still haven't fixed the flickr thing, but it's on my list. do you have the option to upload via wordpress?

    We have the sidepodradio dropio

    http://drop.io/sidepodradio

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:41

    Files? Yeah.

    upload them that way and we can move them to the cdn later. the cdn is just a faster way of displaying images.

    (a lot faster than mediatemple)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:41

    i still haven't fixed the flickr thing, but it's on my list. do you have the option to upload via wordpress?

    Files? Yeah.

    I need to find them first though

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:41

    We have the sidepodradio dropio

    or that too. we have everything covered :)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:41

    upload them that way and we can move them to the cdn later. the cdn is just a faster way of displaying images.

    Is it based in Canada? :)

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:42

    I need to find them first though

    do you have rights to them? i think we have indycar media access, what do you need?

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:42

    both my mum and i have had to send emails, and ring the school boarding department to confirm everything. Although we both have spoken to the head of boarding face to face.. and have written a letter. It's sooo ridiculous... i know they have to have security measures and things but... she's only over from Germany for a few months and she was my German exchange partner so she's already stayed with us twice already. I wouldn't mind, but she is meant to be coming round this weekend.

    Bureaucracy is a pain

  • Steven Roy20/05/2010 at 22:42

    Is it based in Canada? :)

    :D

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:43

    Is it based in Canada? :)

    nothing to do with milk.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:43

    do you have rights to them? i think we have indycar media access, what do you need?

    No but I was thinking of asking for access too. I'm doing this teams and drivers post and I thought it would be cool to have a small pic of the cars each team are running. Even if it meant patching a few together into one image per team.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:44

    No but I was thinking of asking for access too. I'm doing this teams and drivers post and I thought it would be cool to have a small pic of the cars each team are running. Even if it meant patching a few together into one image per team.

    it's worth applying. it only takes 24hrs. i think we had to apply for hildebrand pics when he did the young driver test.

  • lou20/05/2010 at 22:44

    Bureaucracy is a pain

    would have been nice for them to be more organised rather than last minute though.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:45

    it's worth applying. it only takes 24hrs. i think we had to apply for hildebrand pics when he did the young driver test.

    I'll do it now, cheers.

    They might even have 'team' shots already.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:46

    I'll do it now, cheers.

    They might even have 'team' shots already.

    So um... how? :)

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:46

    So um... how? :)

    hehe.

    http://media.indycar.com/

    big red button

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:48

    hehe.

    Ah thanks. The link on the homepage is for an email address..

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:48

    big red button

    actually, it says it's instant now. better than last year.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:49

    actually, it says it's instant now. better than last year.

    Only if you're an accredited member of the media.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:50

    Only if you're an accredited member of the media.

    ahh ok.

    if it takes anymore than a day, as it's for a guest post i can give you our login, but that would require finding it :)

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:50

    actually, it says it's instant now. better than last year.

    Only if you're an accredited member of the media.

    Oh!

    Thank you for registering for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights Media Site, your account is now active. Please feel free to proceed into the Media Site through the main navigation at the top of the screen.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:50

    Oh!

    Thank you for registering for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights Media Site, your account is now active. Please feel free to proceed into the Media Site through the main navigation at the top of the screen.

    i can't type that quick!

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:51

    i can't type that quick!

    Neither can I...

    And to think the reason I'd put it off was because I thought I'd have to jump through hoops.

  • me20/05/2010 at 22:53

    Neither can I...

    And to think the reason I'd put it off was because I thought I'd have to jump through hoops.

    only if you want ferrari media or super aguri media access (long story) in our experience.

  • Pat W20/05/2010 at 22:54

    i can't type that quick!

    Neither can I...

    And to think the reason I'd put it off was because I thought I'd have to jump through hoops.

    Oh the registration details? Thought you meant the quote.

    FF remembed my details from other sites when I started typing :)