It's Thursday once again. So far this year, I haven't found Thursdays too bad, but I can only imagine the bad vibe is waiting round the corner for me. To battle it, it turns out it is National Hug Day today. I'm not that good at hugging, but make sure you celebrate the day for me, and give someone a big ol' hug. Anyway, on to F1 things:

  • There's been a nice comment over on F1 Minute, from Mike of Sweet F1. I am already married, of course, and I am also slightly concerned about the word "us" used in the proposal, however, I can certainly manage a link or two. It looks like the site is on hiatus at the moment during the off season, but it will be racing time once again before you know it.
  • Whilst we're linking to things, the Forza Toro Rosso blog has an interesting post about the team's decision to sack Bourdais, pondering whether they were right to do such a thing. The post is generating quite the discussion, and I just know we all have opinions on the subject as well. Add yours!
  • Finally, RG wrote a pretty awesome guest post for us yesterday, taking a closer look at how easy it is to make up news on the internet. Although an ultimately harmless experiment, RG's made up headline actually got passed on as fact, so it's definitely worth reading how that turned out.

That's all for now, let us know what you're up to today, and how the weather is where you are, and I will see you in the comments.

796 responses

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:06

    it's biff!

    or not, either way.

  • lou21/01/2010 at 00:07

    Today is a very important day... The 50 day count down can begin!!! wohoo!!! :)

    *runs away so christine can't be mad at her*

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:08

    Today is a very important day... The 50 day count down can begin!!! wohoo!!! :)

    oh no!

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:08

    oh no!

    ergh

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:09

    marriage proposals via comments now?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:12

    marriage proposals via comments now?

    sounds like a good offer to me!

    according to Sweetstall.com a box of 40 milky bars is only £15.05

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:14

    guenine media|future|change linkage.

    amazon fighting hard to keep the Kindle attractive:

    "...the Kindle price must be the same or below the price offered at other e-book stores."

    smart move, although the sweetener is going to kill their profits. yeah for competition in the marketplace.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:15

    it's biff!

    or not, either way.

    Read that earlier, loved it!

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:16

    according to Sweetstall.com a box of 40 milky bars is only £15.05

    i haven't done anything wrong?

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:16

    Read that earlier, loved it!

    leg.end.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:17

    amazon fighting hard to keep the Kindle attractive:

    They are running scared

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:19

    amazon fighting hard to keep the Kindle attractive:

    Whether folk buy it there or not, I do think Amazon suffer by not having a physical store with playable demoes for people to confirm the Kindle's buyability

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:20

    Whether folk buy it there or not, I do think Amazon suffer by not having a physical store with playable demoes for people to confirm the Kindle's buyability

    i think the fact i still haven't touched one, speaks (virtual) volumes. i want one too.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:22

    i think the fact i still haven't touched one, speaks (virtual) volumes. i want one too.

    I'd like an e-reader too but I also want a laptop more. Now if only...

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:23

    I'd like an e-reader too but I also want a laptop more. Now if only...

    something tells me it'll be glossy though. i'm less fanatical about glossy. the matte of the kindle still holds appeal. if only they cared about the uk.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:25

    ... the matte of the kindle still holds appeal. if only they cared about the uk.

    Surely, they'll have to get aggressive if they have a serious contender this spring

    My iMac is glossy and it's no biggie. A portable on the other hand, I have no experience of in the daylight

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:26

    Apple restored my faith this evening after my appointment at the Genius Bar. In under 10mins they looked at my phone, apologised [more than once] and issued me with a new one and activated it

    It was also already charged

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:26

    Apple restored my faith this evening after my appointment at the Genius Bar. In under 10mins they looked at my phone, apologised [more than once] and issued me with a new one and activated it

    that is rather brilliant.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:26

    Apple restored my faith this evening after my appointment at the Genius Bar. In under 10mins they looked at my phone, apologised [more than once] and issued me with a new one and activated it

    It was also already charged

    I heart Apple stores

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:28

    that is rather brilliant.

    And only cos I knew all my apps, contacts and data were automatically backed-up on my Mac did I not sweat when it froze on friday

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:28

    that is rather brilliant.

    we told you the story about the woman and the two nanos? she returned to the apple store while we were buying stuff there and said:

    woman: "i couldn't decide which colour suited me, so the sales guy let me take two yesterday, and return one. can i have my money back on the blue one"

    apple guy: "sure thing"

    we.were.speechless.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:29

    Did we know Rossi tested today? I did not.

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/gallery.php?catID=4694

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:30

    Did we know Rossi tested today? I did not.

    was news to me but tis in the calendar. massa on friday (not sure that's been added).

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:31

    was news to me but tis in the calendar. massa on friday (not sure that's been added).

    How comes he's testing? Is it a Ferrari #we'renottestingbutwereallyare test?

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:32

    How comes he's testing? Is it a Ferrari #we'renottestingbutwereallyare test?

    no idea. you saw the alonso pics too, right? assuming it's like that.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:32

    no idea. you saw the alonso pics too, right? assuming it's like that.

    nope?

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:33

    no idea. you saw the alonso pics too, right? assuming it's like that.

    nope?

    http://www.marca.com/2010/01/20/motor/formula1/1264003356.html

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:33

    we.were.speechless.

    Have never known such customer relations

    When I was hunting for a store with available phones last summer, they only had 32 gig White or 16GB Back

    Rather than convincing me and in process, losing a sale, the assistant said "Get the best phone you can and will be happy with, if you're to have it for 2 years"

    Hats off

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:35

    http://www.mar...mula1/1264003356.html

    oh yeah, just caught that earlier. what was Nando doing? Testing confuses me now, i thought it was banned until 1st Jan, but apparently it changed to 1st Feb.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 00:35

    mclaren have found space to fit members in at testing. Damn spain being so far away!

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:35

    we.were.speechless.

    iTunes revenue & customer loyalty will more than make up for the small loss on selling it as a refurb

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 00:35

    UK public service announcement - you may like to know you can get a box of 10 Guinni for £9 in Morrisons

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:35

    oh yeah, just caught that earlier. what was Nando doing? Testing confuses me now, i thought it was banned until 1st Jan, but apparently it changed to 1st Feb.

    me too. i have no answers, just similar questions!

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:36

    UK public service announcement - you may like to know you can get a box of 10 Guinni for £9 in Morrisons

    Noted with thanks

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:36

    me too. i have no answers, just similar questions!

    It annoys me that they often try and cover it with "its a 2008 not-owned-by-ferrari-ferrari", cant they just say "yes, we're testing Felipe today in the 2008 car, he needs track time" etc

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:37

    Am listening to a very good iTunes U of a woman from Google talking about Creativity. Very interesting. However, she has the most irritating laugh.

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:37

    Am listening to a very good iTunes U of a woman from Google talking about Creativity. Very interesting. However, she has the most irritating laugh.

    no linkage?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:38

    no linkage?

    oh yeah. gimme a sec, need to work out how :D

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:38

    oh yeah. gimme a sec, need to work out how :D

    http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/itunes.stanford.edu.1291356983.01291356986

    try that

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:39

    try that

    hmm. fail. will get back to you

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:39

    hmm. fail. will get back to you

    :)

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:39

    hmm. fail. will get back to you

    i can find it from the title now though.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 00:40

    oh yeah, just caught that earlier. what was Nando doing? Testing confuses me now, i thought it was banned until 1st Jan, but apparently it changed to 1st Feb.

    that picture is most surely a photo-shoped version of last year car with alonso's helmet on it. the right one is an F60, see the 'coke' shaped rear of the car

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:41

    It's called Nine Lessons Learned About Creativity at Google - Marissa Mayer (Google)

    Stanford Technology Ventures Program - Tracks

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:42

    Type in "google creativity" in the Itunes U bit

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:42

    that picture is most surely a photo-shoped version of last year car with alonso's helmet on it. the right one is an F60, see the 'coke' shaped rear of the car

    james found a link in yesterday's daily saying nando did a few laps at paul ricard. can't speak for the validity of the source though.

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:43

    It's called Nine Lessons Learned About Creativity at Google - Marissa Mayer (Google)

    oooh, marissa. you should just said:

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

    :)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:43

    Type in "google creativity" in the Itunes U bit

    http://bit.ly/8MVAg8

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:43

    oooh, marissa. you should just said:

    hahaha. yes. her.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:47

    oooh, marissa. you should just said:

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=mcSujceZDmg

    :)

    Oh. Dear.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:51

    oooh, marissa. you should just said:

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=mcSujceZDmg

    :)

    I've spent 50 minutes listening to that laugh, now i listen to that again, and i think that i would go insane if i worked with her.

  • me21/01/2010 at 00:57

    I've spent 50 minutes listening to that laugh, now i listen to that again, and i think that i would go insane if i worked with her.

    smart cookie though.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 00:57

    smart cookie though.

    veery

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 00:59

    smart cookie though.

    You see, this is how I miss all this clever stuff

    Too busy reading the blog of a Sleep Talkin' Man

    Kinda think I prefer it this way though

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 01:00

    james found a link in yesterday's daily saying nando did a few laps at paul ricard. can't speak for the validity of the source though.

    ok, found it. yes, it's odd that nobody else picked it up, but then Santander and AS are Spanish so they can have some access to the pictures... According to that then the left picture is also real, an F60 in 2010 colors for some ad shots.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:00

    Have got my first session in the BASES lab tomorrow, so i'll likely look like this..

    http://home.hia.no/~stephens/treadmill test.jpg

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:00

    Kinda think I prefer it this way though

    that's what jon's here for.

    (i just know google employees by their laugh)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:01

    that's what jon's here for.

    what did i do?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:01

    (i just know google employees by their laugh)

    that is a bit spooky.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:01

    what did i do?

    Tell us about the clever stuff

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:01

    Tell us about the clever stuff

    oh. theres plenty more stuff like that if you want it

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:01

    that is a bit spooky.

    Some say...

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:02

    Have got my first session in the BASES lab tomorrow, so i'll likely look like this..

    http://home.hia.no/~stephens/treadmill test.jpg

    LINK FAIL

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:02

    You see, this is how I miss all this clever stuff

    Too busy reading the blog of a Sleep Talkin' Man

    This is the only safe for work item I can link too

    Talking to Phil & Fern

    http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/thismorning/more/sleep-talkingman/

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:02

    Have got my first session in the BASES lab tomorrow, so i'll likely look like this..

    http://home.hia.no/~stephens/treadmill test.jpg

    LINK FAIL

    just with less muscles and lycra

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:03

    LINK FAIL

    we demand pi... actually, nope you're alright.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:03

    we demand pi... actually, nope you're alright.

    :D

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:03

    we demand pi... actually, nope you're alright.

    if i have to do a martin brundle-esq full race suit thingy then i'll get a pic done

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:05

    oh no.

    i'm trying to write for TFS and have discovered i'm still in report writing mode.

    "this blog post will cover the following topics"

    stupid executive summary.

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:05

    Talking to Phil & Fern

    http://www.itv...ore/sleep-talkingman/

    that's not fern.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:06

    that's not fern.

    I always get them confused. Is it Holly?

    [Fearne Cotton is way cooler]

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:06

    Fernando vs Nicky Hayden in Fiat Vans

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1324011

    It's Castrols dream ;)

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:06

    that's not fern.

    I didn't mean Britton

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:06

    I always get them confused. Is it Holly?

    [Fearne Cotton is way cooler]

    didn't christine call her skanky?

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:07

    I didn't mean Britton

    it used to be,

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:07

    that's not fern.

    I didn't mean Britton

    Holly Willaby (sp)

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:07

    didn't christine call her skanky?

    Ferne?

    Works for me

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:07

    It's Castrols dream ;)

    hehe.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:07

    Holly Willaby (sp)

    Willoughby

    Ta

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:30

    Heard of Go Motorsport?

    Read more here

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:32

    Read more here

    Jon, your website is coming on in leaps and bounds

    Looking good

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:32

    Jon, your website is coming on in leaps and bounds

    Looking good

    thank ye :)

    something even more exciting potentially coming before the season begins too. am loving it

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:33

    Heard of Go Motorsport?

    mighta

    vb-h is an ambassador, so yes :)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:34

    vb-h is an ambassador, so yes :)

    hahah

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:34

    something even more exciting potentially coming before the season begins too. am loving it

    good man.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:35

    something even more exciting potentially coming before the season begins too. am loving it

    good man.

    ooh and planningsome video tours of teams, manurfacturers and if i can wangle it, follow a team as they prep and then race and then pack down again.

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:35

    hahah

    you've probably seen it, but also related:

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/08/19/dont-be-rubbish/

    i think in one of the audio shows we talked about, because they were associated with honda and the breadbin too.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:36

    Morning, folks.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:36

    Morning, folks.

    morning!

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:36

    Morning, folks.

    Hey Journeyer

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:36

    you've probably seen it, but also related:

    yeah i remember that, but will watch again

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 01:36

    Morning, folks.

    morning

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:37

    How goes the world this morning? :)

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:38

    How goes the world this morning? :)

    I think we're doing just fine

    Yourself & yours?

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:40

    Yourself & yours?

    Meh, for the most part. Could be worse, but could be a lot better.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:43

    ... but could be a lot better.

    Sadly, this is a rule of life

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:44

    Meh, for the most part....

    Work, economic times, etc?

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:44

    Sadly, this is a rule of life

    Indeed so. Work's been a bit of a drag as of late. Anyhow, can't wait for the weekend...

    50-day countdown starts today, I see?

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:45

    Work, economic times, etc?

    Yup. The latter I've come to accept, the former is a bit more difficult to come to terms with...

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:45

    50-day countdown starts today, I see?

    grr

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:46

    grr

    :D Hehe. Aren't you excited to have racing again?

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:46

    :D Hehe. Aren't you excited to have racing again?

    we have much to do.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 01:46

    we have much to do.

    Awww. Yeah, you're right.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:47

    50-day countdown starts today, I see?

    Yay!

    we have much to do.

    This is a constant

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:47

    This is a constant

    true story. i keep promising myself a commenting amnesty to get stuff done.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 01:49

    50-day countdown starts today, I see?

    I have booked my accommodation for Melbourne. WooHoo!!

    Now if only my tickets would turn up :-(

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:50

    I have booked my accommodation for Melbourne. WooHoo!!

    Cool, make sure you touch base with Amy and [possibly] Jeremy

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:51

    hmm. i should be asleep, but apparently im not. boo

  • paul21/01/2010 at 01:51

    Cool, make sure you touch base with Amy and [possibly] Jeremy

    I'm hoping there will be a meet up somewhere, sometime. Maybe if Joe gets his thing organized.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:51

    true story. i keep promising myself a commenting amnesty to get stuff done.

    You need to decide to take a day off before opening up the doohickey

    [and stick to it]

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:51

    I'm hoping there will be a meet up somewhere, sometime. Maybe if Joe gets his thing organized.

    That would be most excellent

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:52

    I'm hoping there will be a meet up somewhere, sometime. Maybe if Joe gets his thing organized.

    You should remind him in early to mid-Feb

  • paul21/01/2010 at 01:53

    You should remind him in early to mid-Feb

    I don't like to be pushy.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 01:53

    That would be most excellent

    I'm excited. 35 years of following F1 and this is my first GP. Unbelievable.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:54

    I don't like to be pushy.

    I think a 'are you still considering F1 meet-ups this year' email/comment would be an encouragement

    Failing that, add it to the 'Ask Joe' Wiki

  • paul21/01/2010 at 01:54

    Failing that, add it to the 'Ask Joe' Wiki

    Oh great idea. Will do.

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:54

    I'm excited. 35 years of following F1 and this is my first GP. Unbelievable.

    My first this year too

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:55

    hmm. i should be asleep, but apparently im not. boo

    Welcome to our world Jon

  • me21/01/2010 at 01:55

    You need to decide to take a day off before opening up the doohickey

    [and stick to it]

    good plan.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 01:57

    Im having sleep issues, so gonna shower then try to sleep. Adios everyonee

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 01:58

    Im having sleep issues, so gonna shower then try to sleep. Adios everyonee

    See ya Jon

    [shower wakes me up]

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 02:01

    Im having sleep issues, so gonna shower then try to sleep. Adios everyonee

    Night Jon.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 02:06

    Im having sleep issues, so gonna shower then try to sleep. Adios everyonee

    night jon.

    it's dinner time for me. see you!

  • Bassano21/01/2010 at 02:09

    See ya Guille

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 03:16

    fourth time I see Nothing Hill... I really like that movie :-)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 03:24

    i was looking at organising something in melbourne for spc folk but everyone seemed far too indecisive as to whether they were coming or not. I cannot take such stress when its only 10 weeks away ;) otherwise i am sure we can meet up at the circuit. Paul are you doing GA or grandstands?

  • F1Wolf21/01/2010 at 04:18

    i was looking at organising something in melbourne for spc folk but everyone seemed far too indecisive as to whether they were coming or not. I cannot take such stress when its only 10 weeks away otherwise i am sure we can meet up at the circuit. Paul are you doing GA or grandstands?

    I am going. All set except race ticket. Waiting if option A works out before I take up the option B

  • paul21/01/2010 at 05:33

    i was looking at organising something in melbourne for spc folk but everyone seemed far too indecisive as to whether they were coming or not. I cannot take such stress when its only 10 weeks away ;) otherwise i am sure we can meet up at the circuit. Paul are you doing GA or grandstands?

    Amy, I'm doing a 4-grandstand thing, on your advice :-) Ending up with the Jones stand (Turn 1) on Sunday.

    I'm sire we will work something informal out closer to the time. I'm there from Wed to Sunday. Would be good if Joe does his thing though.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 06:34

    hooray! 4 corners are excellent, i wish every track had them

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 06:36

    hooray! 4 corners are excellent, i wish every track had them

    #SecretNASCARFan

  • Paul21/01/2010 at 06:44

    hooray! 4 corners are excellent, i wish every track had them

    i just hope a hotel in south yarra is close enough

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 07:05

    Morning

    fourth time I see Nothing Hill... I really like that movie :-)

    Talk about a Freudian slip - gotta love that mis-spelling! :D

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 07:07

    Morning everyone :)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 07:10

    south yarra is closer than my place! Definitely walkable.

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 07:42

    Check out the first pic here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/front_page/8470452.stm

    WHY???

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 07:46

    WHY???

    The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is taking place this weekend

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 07:48

    WHY???

    The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is taking place this weekend

    So why not tee off from the Grand Prix circuit? Makes perfect sense to me :P

  • Turkey+Machine21/01/2010 at 07:58

    I'd say morning, but in reality it's just a misnomer for how tired you and I really are. Got Tom Holt book to keep me sane though!

  • Turkey Machine21/01/2010 at 08:01

    also on phone again. Laters!

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 08:01

    So why not tee off from the Grand Prix circuit? Makes perfect sense to me :P

    Golf and tennis always seem to want pr stunts.

    Fed was playing on the track a few weeks ago....

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:21

    So why not tee off from the Grand Prix circuit? Makes perfect sense to me :P

    I guess it keeps the place sustainable and it means Etihad can publicize the circuit even when there's no racing around.

    Although come to think of it, the Indy Motor Speedway has a golf course in the infield...

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 08:22

    So why not tee off from the Grand Prix circuit? Makes perfect sense to me :P

    I guess it keeps the place sustainable and it means Etihad can publicize the circuit even when there's no racing around.

    Although come to think of it, the Indy Motor Speedway has a golf course in the infield...

    Yeah but this guy was teeing off from the start/finish line!

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 08:27

    Check out the first pic here: http://news.bb...ront_page/8470452.stm

    Well it's one way to make the circuit interesting

    Morning all

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 08:28

    Check out the first pic here: http://news.bb...ront_page/8470452.stm

    Well it's one way to make the circuit interesting

    Morning all

    Some bumps and potholes might do it good ;)

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 08:30

    Well it's one way to make the circuit interesting

    Doh.

    Im already debating which option to go for next month

    http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/ticketpurchase/v8ticketpricing.aspx

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 08:31

    Well it's one way to make the circuit interesting

    Doh.

    Im already debating which option to go for next month

    http://www.yas.../v8ticketpricing.aspx

    What circuit are they using for that?

    Taxi racing sounds awesome, but has been crap for 20 years since they got rid of all the 'furrin' cars :(

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:31

    Yeah but this guy was teeing off from the start/finish line!

    Fair point. :D

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 08:34

    Taxi racing sounds awesome, but has been crap for 20 years since they got rid of all the 'furrin' cars :(

    Sounds like they need Robert De Niro. The interviews after the race would be excellent.

    "Are you talkin' to me?"

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:34

    Im already debating which option to go for next month

    The tickets are absolute bargains, I must say.

    I wonder if the V8s will manage what the F1 cars couldn't - have a crash at the pit exit tunnel. :D

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:37

    Looking at Nick's Tweets.

    If we call Pedalo 'Hedgehog', should we call him Sonic, then? :D

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 08:40

    If we call Pedalo 'Hedgehog', should we call him Sonic, then? :D

    If we do, does that mean...?

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 08:40

    gosh, it might be hard to watch two matches at once but both my boys are doing so welllll

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 08:42

    If we call Pedalo 'Hedgehog', should we call him Sonic, then? :D

    :D

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 08:43

    The tickets are absolute bargains, I must say.

    Might have to get some which allow access to a bar though...

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:44

    If we do, does that mean...?

    YES! :D So from now on, Pedalo is Sonic and Kamui is Tails. :D

    Any suggestions for Dr. Robotnik? ;)

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 08:45

    Any suggestions for Dr. Robotnik? ;)

    Possibly the only reason why Flav should have stayed

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:47

    Possibly the only reason why Flav should have stayed

    :P

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:51

    gosh, it might be hard to watch two matches at once but both my boys are doing so welllll

    I watched Baghdatis-Ferrer earlier. It was monu-MENTAL! Kinda like Cilic's match last night.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 08:54

    I watched Baghdatis-Ferrer earlier. It was monu-MENTAL! Kinda like Cilic's match last night.

    Tomic came out this morning and was all over the media complaining that they made a boy of his age play until 2am and how he would have won if he'd played during the day. It really make him look like a sore loser.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 08:55

    Tomic came out this morning and was all over the media complaining that they made a boy of his age play until 2am and how he would have won if he'd played during the day. It really make him look like a sore loser.

    Aww, diddums :) what a sore loser. Ferrer should have come out exclaiming his desire to play until 3, 4, maybe 5am in victory!

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 08:56

    And with that I head off to hand in this silly assignment, yay!

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 08:57

    Aww, diddums :) what a sore loser. Ferrer should have come out exclaiming his desire to play until 3, 4, maybe 5am in victory!

    exactly. Mr Roger has played many late nights and he wins all the time. And he looks super good in HD. And he's really sweaty. Light blue was not a good choice. Then again, how was he to know, it's a #tennisfact that Roger never sweats, ever.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 08:58

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 08:59

    exactly. Mr Roger has played many late nights and he wins all the time. And he looks super good in HD. And he's really sweaty. Light blue was not a good choice. Then again, how was he to know, it's a #tennisfact that Roger never sweats, ever.

    Like Michael Schumacher? :P

    Hey, Christine. :)

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 08:59

    Morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:00

    Like Michael Schumacher? :P

    they must have come from the same athlete factory :D

    Even the commentators were confused in round one 'is that just the pattern on his shirt? it can't be sweat?'

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:00

    Tomic came out this morning and was all over the media complaining that they made a boy of his age play until 2am and how he would have won if he'd played during the day. It really make him look like a sore loser.

    That's not the tournament's problem, is it?

    Then again, if his match ended at 2 AM, how was he up so early?

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:00

    they must have come from the same athlete factory :D

    Even the commentators were confused in round one 'is that just the pattern on his shirt? it can't be sweat?'

    :D Gasp! He's human AFTER ALL! :D

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 09:00

    Morning all.

    Hi Christine.

    Urm... Bye Christine. *rushes off to the bus*

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:02

    That's not the tournament's problem, is it?

    apparently he asked to be put on during the day but the scheduling is quite based around what TV wants. There has been lots of complaints in the media that they have been putting low-ranking Australian players on Rod Laver in place of people like Federer, Serena, Novak and Delpo and the people who are buying the dearest tickets are missing out on quality tennis just because someone thinks they should be supporting people who happened to be born here.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:06

    apparently he asked to be put on during the day but the scheduling is quite based around what TV wants. There has been lots of complaints in the media that they have been putting low-ranking Australian players on Rod Laver in place of people like Federer, Serena, Novak and Delpo and the people who are buying the dearest tickets are missing out on quality tennis just because someone thinks they should be supporting people who happened to be born here.

    I guess they want the good players to play at around the time Europe goes to breakfast rather than when they're already at work? Not sure exactly what they want to happen, though.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:07

    I guess they want the good players to play at around the time Europe goes to breakfast rather than when they're already at work? Not sure exactly what they want to happen, though.

    they always put the main feature match on at 7.00 so its prime time for Australia. Thats why every other night the men went first but last night the Henin match was first because she is a bigger name. They probably didn't expect a ladys match to go almost 3 1/2 hours though!

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:10

    and in bloggy + oh god why news, Andy Murrays mother is blogging from the Australian Open. She met Fed's twins. I think I hate her.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:11

    They probably didn't expect a ladys match to go almost 3 1/2 hours though!

    Dementieva got unlucky in the draw there, I must say. Henin might be unseeded but I easily see her on the same level as Dementieva. If I'm not mistaken, Dementieva also collapsed at Flushing Meadows last year, right?

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 09:13

    What circuit are they using for that?

    Tickets are for main and west grandstands only, they are using the 'corkscrew' sequence for the first time, i cant tell if this means they are just using the north circuit or if its just an extra loop on the normal layout.

    Autosport suggests its a shorter loop http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80223

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:14

    and in bloggy + oh god why news, Andy Murrays mother is blogging from the Australian Open. She met Fed's twins. I think I hate her.

    Saw her comment on Sharapova too. What has happened to her? Looks like she never really fully recovered from her injury...

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:16

    What circuit are they using for that?

    Tickets are for main and west grandstands only, they are using the 'corkscrew' sequence for the first time, i cant tell if this means they are just using the north circuit or if its just an extra loop on the normal layout.

    Autosport suggests its a shorter loop http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/80223

    Paywall.

    Here is another link - is this the circuit? http://www.speedcafe.com.au/2009/11/18/v8s-to-kick-off-2010-series-under-lights/

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:16

    Saw her comment on Sharapova too. What has happened to her? Looks like she never really fully recovered from her injury...

    yeah shes definitely past her best, I think the shoulder probably won't be 100% again.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:17

    Here is another link - is this the circuit? http://www.spe...-series-under-lights/

    FTA:

    Sunset in Abu Dhabi in mid-February is just after 6pm, which means that the races are likely to be broadcasted live into Australian homes in the early hours of the morning (approximately 1am).

    1 AM? Why would they want to run an Australian series at 1 AM AUS time? Bonkers.

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 09:18

    Here is another link - is this the circuit? http://www.spe...-series-under-lights/

    Aha, well found, i thought they might cut out the marina, that looks like quite a good decsion, that straight could be madness in those cars!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:18

    yeah shes definitely past her best, I think the shoulder probably won't be 100% again.

    A shame - her fall is looking as quick as her rise...

    Perhaps she should just focus on modelling instead if she continues to struggle.

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 09:18

    1 AM? Why would they want to run an Australian series at 1 AM AUS time? Bonkers.

    Thats what i thought...

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:19

    Perhaps she should just focus on modelling instead if she continues to struggle.

    I loved her dress for the AO even if most seemed to hate it. I am sad I won't get to see it again. Perhaps I should buy one :D

    Both Rog + Nando have two sets now. They're playing at the same pace, I like it!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:19

    Aha, well found, i thought they might cut out the marina, that looks like quite a good decsion, that straight could be madness in those cars!

    Why madness? Would've been very exciting, I think.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:21

    Thats what i thought...

    A twilight race helps F1 with its European audience. If V8 really wanted a twilight race that bad, they should've worked with Singapore instead - it makes no sense at Abu Dhabi.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:25

    2010 Ferrari overalls: http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/gallery.php?catID=4699

    TotalMercedesGP mentioned that they're now using printed rather than stitched logos as they weigh less. This isn't news, though - this practice started last year. Unfortunately, they've also transferred this practice onto their merch (it probably costs less as well). I don't like the printed look as much, though.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:27

    2010 Ferrari overalls: http://f1.gpup...allery.php?catID=4699

    the stripes on their legs makes them look even shorter than usual :D

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:27

    Here is another link - is this the circuit? http://www.spe...-series-under-lights/

    Aha, well found, i thought they might cut out the marina, that looks like quite a good decsion, that straight could be madness in those cars!

    They do have the diff settings to run a long straight at Bathurst though...

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:28

    oh prince william is there!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:29

    the stripes on their legs makes them look even shorter than usual :D

    Not such a fan of it... Heheh.

    http://twitter.com/jakehumphreyf1

    Looks like Jake played "20 Questions". He got 500. :D

  • Paul21/01/2010 at 09:31

    Oh the prince is at the tennis. He gets all the good seats

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:32

    Oh the prince is at the tennis. He gets all the good seats

    I would totally be a prince if it got me front row to Roger. :D

  • Paul21/01/2010 at 09:32

    Do they have a mercy rule in tennis?

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:33

    Do they have a mercy rule in tennis?

    nah, but usually the inevitable loser guy just stops trying to get it over with quicker.

  • Paul21/01/2010 at 09:34

    nah, but usually the inevitable loser guy just stops trying to get it over with quicker.

    :-) seems what is happening now

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:35

    :-) seems what is happening now

    I smell bagels

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 09:35

    Do they have a mercy rule in tennis?

    What's a mercy rule?

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:36

    What's a mercy rule?

    when its really really obvious who is going to win so everyone quits and goes home.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 09:36

    when its really really obvious who is going to win so everyone quits and goes home.

    What? But it's the taking part that counts!

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:37

    What? But it's the taking part that counts!

    indeed, I've never seen it happen in any of the sports I watch. I have seen many losing tennis players retire from a match, but thats a good way to be booed and have people not respect you.

  • Paul21/01/2010 at 09:37

    What? But it's the taking part that counts!

    not when you are getting spanked by Roger

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:38

    when its really really obvious who is going to win so everyone quits and goes home.

    What? But it's the taking part that counts!

    Just for argument's sake, what about the F1 driver who pulls into the pits because they're too far back and can't be bothered to finish?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 09:38

    Just for argument's sake, what about the F1 driver who pulls into the pits because they're too far back and can't be bothered to finish?

    What about them?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:39

    Just for argument's sake, what about the F1 driver who pulls into the pits because they're too far back and can't be bothered to finish?

    What about them?

    Isn't that like the mercy rule?

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:40

    Just for argument's sake, what about the F1 driver who pulls into the pits because they're too far back and can't be bothered to finish?

    Like BAR in AUS 2005, when they retired on purpose to get new engines?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 09:40

    Isn't that like the mercy rule?

    Is it? I dunno. It's stupid. You never know when a big DC style crash could happen.

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:42

    Isn't that like the mercy rule?

    Is it? I dunno. It's stupid. You never know when a big DC style crash could happen.

    Or you could do what Webber did in Japan and test new parts. I do think it's worth carrying on if you can myself...

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:42

    I think the mercy ruloe concept came from baseball, whne teams were way in front

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:43

    Just for argument's sake, what about the F1 driver who pulls into the pits because they're too far back and can't be bothered to finish?

    Like BAR in AUS 2005, when they retired on purpose to get new engines?

    That was really dumb wasn't it?

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:45

    Goodness me, this is not up to the standard of last nights entertainment

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 09:46

    I think the mercy ruloe concept came from baseball, whne teams were way in front

    I guess it depends on the style of game. If it is mathematically impossible for you to win, then there could be no point in playing on. But in tennis, it ain't over till it's over. That's what they keep saying, anyways :)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:46

    Goodness me, this is not up to the standard of last nights entertainment

    but but but AWW. Rog <3

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:46

    I guess it depends on the style of game. If it is mathematically impossible for you to win, then there could be no point in playing on. But in tennis, it ain't over till it's over. That's what they keep saying, anyways :)

    yep, just ask Alicia Molik !

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:47

    but but but AWW. Rog <3

    hehe

  • Nick in Dubai21/01/2010 at 09:47

    A twilight race helps F1 with its European audience. If V8 really wanted a twilight race that bad, they should've worked with Singapore instead - it makes no sense at Abu Dhabi.

    Singapore is a street race, they would probably have had to do it then the F1 was on to justify the cost/Disruption. that would totaly overhshaddow the race.

    I think they want to get as many people to the track as possible, that means doing it late.

    i doubt many people will go, but there will be more if it is is in the evening

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 09:48

    yep, just ask Alicia Molik !

    http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,1,26610768-12428,00.html

    Wow!

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:48

    Wow!

    Yes wow. I think she started planning her victory speach a bit too early

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:49

    That was really dumb wasn't it?

    Especially when you remember that BOTH brand-new race engines blew up anyway on Lap 3 in Malaysia...

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:49

    hehe

    she did well to recognise he could be such a classy, classy man because he was certainly a bit gangly in the past

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:50

    she did well to recognise he could be such a classy, classy man because he was certainly a bit gangly in the past

    This is worse than your Heikki stalking!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 09:50

    I think they want to get as many people to the track as possible, that means doing it late.

    i doubt many people will go, but there will be more if it is is in the evening

    I wonder if this means they're willing to take the ratings hit in order to have at least a good ticket revenue?

  • James21/01/2010 at 09:52

    That was really dumb wasn't it?

    Yep because their new engines failed in the next race, if I remember rightly.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:52

    Has Jim Courier been listening to Amy?!

  • James21/01/2010 at 09:52

    Morning all. who knew writing about eBay would actually be intresting :D

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:52

    Has Jim Courier been listening to Amy?!

    :D :D

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:53

    :D :D

    He has! now talking about the twins!

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 09:54

    He has! now talking about the twins!

    I love that he thought he wouldn't get emotional at the wedding because they've been together for so long. The fact he is so emotional is why I like him :D

  • paul21/01/2010 at 09:55

    Hehe. Prince red-face

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 09:56

    Morning all. who knew writing about eBay would actually be intresting :D

    What are you writing about them?

  • James21/01/2010 at 09:59

    What are you writing about them?

    Who their consumers are, the impact of the current economic climate and their approach to marketing.

    I'm enjoying writing this more than I thought I would. :)

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:01

    I just got the following message from our accounts department, "Woop! Woop!"

    I must be doing something right!

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:05

    I just got the following message from our accounts department, "Woop! Woop!"

    Wow! I'm impressed!

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:05

    Who their consumers are, the impact of the current economic climate and their approach to marketing.

    Are you saying... they went a bit wrong buying Skype?

  • James21/01/2010 at 10:07

    Are you saying... they went a bit wrong buying Skype?

    Hehe. I'm going to try fit that in somewhere. ;)

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:09

    I had a horrible dream last night.

    Dreamt that I was back in one of my GCSE Maths lessons, taught by none other than Michael Schumacher. He was awful and us pupils complained that he wasn't up to the task in hand.

    I then woke up in a cold sweat.

    Premonition of things to come?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:10

    Premonition of things to come?

    It can only be because he's been messing about with numbers.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:11

    I guess it depends on the style of game. If it is mathematically impossible for you to win, then there could be no point in playing on. But in tennis, it ain't over till it's over. That's what they keep saying, anyways :)

    In Cricket they always play all of the 5 tests of a series even if after the first 3 tests have ended 3-0 and there is no way of the losing side winning. That could mean 10 more days of playing!

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:11

    It can only be because he's been messing about with numbers.

    Oh crikey, it must have been!

    Crumbs, I've never ever had a dream about anything motorsport related before! :-(

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:12

    Premonition of things to come?

    It can only be because he's been messing about with numbers.

    Did he make sure he had better textbooks and whiteboard equipment than the other teachers?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:12

    Crumbs, I've never ever had a dream about anything motorsport related before! :-(

    Not a great one to start with!

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:13

    In Cricket they always play all of the 5 tests of a series even if after the first 3 tests have ended 3-0 and there is no way of the losing side winning. That could mean 10 more days of playing!

    I thought cricket always ended up in a draw.

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:13

    Not a great one to start with!

    I'm too scared to go back to sleep ever again now. Bit like Nightmare on Elm Street.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 10:13

    Did he make sure he had better textbooks and whiteboard equipment than the other teachers?

    Did he only use odd numbers? He likes those, apparently

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:14

    Did he make sure he had better textbooks and whiteboard equipment than the other teachers?

    He was rubbish, and kept getting his pupils' names wrong. Though he did call me 'Dank Ross' which I thought was amusing.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:14

    Wow! I'm impressed!

    Well... I had built up a bit of a backlogue with my invoice signing arm. And yesterday when Ellen had left she had just happened to mention that perhaps it might be handy if I did get around to signing them off. I said I would do it last night, and she looked skeptical at me considering there were 12 to do and it was 6 o'clock.

    That was the reaction when she got to her desk this morning!

    Don't hate me for being 12 behind.

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:14

    I thought cricket always ended up in a draw.

    Only when England play it seems ;)

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:14

    Wow! I'm impressed!

    Well... I had built up a bit of a backlogue with my invoice signing arm. And yesterday when Ellen had left she had just happened to mention that perhaps it might be handy if I did get around to signing them off. I said I would do it last night, and she looked skeptical at me considering there were 12 to do and it was 6 o'clock.

    That was the reaction when she got to her desk this morning!

    Don't hate me for being 12 behind.

    You're a model colleague ;)

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:15

    I thought cricket always ended up in a draw.

    It does a lot of the time. But it can also be a tie which is different than a draw!

    (Draw is nobody won, tie is you got the same score, still nobody won though)

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:16

    (Draw is nobody won, tie is you got the same score, still nobody won though)

    Oh yea, course, silly me!

  • paul21/01/2010 at 10:16

    (Draw is nobody won, tie is you got the same score, still nobody won though)

    cricket - two ways of not winning !!

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:16

    cricket - two ways of not winning !!

    :)

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:16

    That was the reaction when she got to her desk this morning!

    As long as you brightened up her morning, that's good.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:17

    cricket - two ways of not winning !!

    It's incredible! It doesn't happen that often though.

    There have only ever been a very small number of tied tests. Draws happen all the time though.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 10:17

    There have only ever been a very small number of tied tests. Draws happen all the time though.

    two, if memory serves, not that I'm a fan

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:17

    As long as you brightened up her morning, that's good.

    Indeed. Now of course she has to pay them all. But at least there was progress!

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:18

    Wonder how long it will be before the person running tororossoblog.com will receive a similar heavy-handed letter from the legal bigwigs at Red Bull?

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:19

    two, if memory serves, not that I'm a fan

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

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:19

    Wonder how long it will be before the person running tororossoblog.com will receive a similar heavy-handed letter from the legal bigwigs at Red Bull?

    ooh, they must've learnt something though right?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:20

    Wonder how long it will be before the person running tororossoblog.com will receive a similar heavy-handed letter from the legal bigwigs at Red Bull?

    Do you think it is a certainty?

    Remind me again what you had to change on yours to be acceptable?

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:21

    Ah Mr C... I guess you have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/html5

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 10:21

    There are few words in the english language that fully sum up the satisfaction of handing in a finished assignment :)

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:21

    ooh, they must've learnt something though right?

    Doubt they have.

    The chap I knew at RBR was somewhat embarrassed by their approach to the red bullog last year.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 10:21

    There are few words in the english language that fully sum up the satisfaction of handing in a finished assignment :)

    yay?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 10:22

    yay?

    More like yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyaahoooooaoahoooooooo

  • paul21/01/2010 at 10:22

    More like yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyaahoooooaoahoooooooo

    or that one ;-)

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:22

    More like yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyaahoooooaoahoooooooo

    About time to start thinking of a suitable lunchtime way of celebrating?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:23

    There are few words in the english language that fully sum up the satisfaction of handing in a finished assignment :)

    Greggs on me?

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:23

    Do you think it is a certainty?

    I got a ticking off for using the words REDBULLog in my URL and for not making in clear that it was unofficial. Plus I was advised to keep references to logos etc. to a minimum. Amongst other things.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:23

    Ah Mr C... I guess you have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/html5

    do i get a prize if i say "i saw it last summer"? or is that showing off?

    we already have a similar page in the playground: http://sidepodcast.com/playground/html5multimedia.php

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:24

    Do you think it is a certainty?

    I got a ticking off for using the words REDBULLog in my URL and for not making in clear that it was unofficial. Plus I was advised to keep references to logos etc. to a minimum. Amongst other things.

    Then maybe you should contact the guy and give him a heads up so he knows what to expect...

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:25

    we already have a similar page in the playground: http://sidepod...d/html5multimedia.php

    although youtube's player is nicer.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 10:27

    do i get a prize if i say "i saw it last summer"? or is that showing off?

    I thought they had only just launched it. I must have misread.

    Also I am guessing you saw this as well but it is very nicely written: http://diveintohtml5.org/

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:27

    I hate this .php business, so, does anyone know of an EASY way (perhaps by use of a plugin) that allows you to create a page on Wordpress which contains specific posts from a category?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:29

    I hate this .php business, so, does anyone know of an EASY way (perhaps by use of a plugin) that allows you to create a page on Wordpress which contains specific posts from a category?

    Have you seen how I do it on my blog?

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:29

    I thought they had only just launched it. I must have misread.

    it's been in beta since whenever the chrome browser came out, unless they've released something new? the player is okay, but it doesn't support the cool "closed captions" thing we tried out the other day and it doesn't support embedding in other sites.

    dailymotion have a similar trial running: http://www.dailymotion.com/openvideodemo

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:29

    Have you seen how I do it on my blog?

    No I haven't. Show me!

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:30

    No I haven't. Show me!

    http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/category/fantasy-racers/

    When you write your posts, give them a category ;)

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:32

    When you write your posts, give them a category ;)

    Don't mean that unfortunately.

    Using your blog for example, you have pages for 'About' 'FAQ' etc. How would you make a page entitled 'Fantasy Racers' which would link to category?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 10:33

    Using your blog for example, you have pages for 'About' 'FAQ' etc. How would you make a page entitled 'Fantasy Racers' which would link to category?

    Oooh I dunno actually - I did my posts manually I am afraid :(

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:34

    Using your blog for example, you have pages for 'About' 'FAQ' etc. How would you make a page entitled 'Fantasy Racers' which would link to category?

    self hosted wordpress, or on wordpress.com?

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:34

    self hosted wordpress, or on wordpress.com?

    Self hosted because I'm cool like that.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:39

    Self hosted because I'm cool like that.

    Bless you.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:39

    Self hosted because I'm cool like that.

    good man. have you tried this:

    <?php $recent = new WP_Query("cat=3&showposts=7"); while($recent->have_posts()) : $recent->the_post();?>

    // stuff

    <?php endwhile; ?>

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:39

    good man. have you tried this:

    No, but I'll give it a bash.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:40

    good man. have you tried this:

    where cat = the category id and showposts = how many entries you want listed.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:41

    No, but I'll give it a bash.

    in the // stuff bit you put the usual gubbins like:

    <?php the_title(); ?>

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 10:41

    in the // stuff bit you put the usual gubbins like:

    If only stuff was a tag that worked.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:41

    would help if i could type:

    ...$recent->the_post();?>

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:41

    If only stuff was a tag that worked.

    hehehehe!

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:43

    would help if i could type:

    So would I just need to copy and paste that code into a .php file, upload it to my server and then use it as a template for a page? (Obviously amending the category ID and post numbers)

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:45

    ASI visitor numbers on the up (like I said perhaps already): http://www.haymarket.com/newsarticle.aspx?news=815

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:45

    So would I just need to copy and paste that code into a .php file, upload it to my server and then use it as a template for a page? (Obviously amending the category ID and post numbers)

    correct. at least it should work.

    not near a wordpress installation to try it right now, but if it doesn't i'll write you something tonight. i think the category id can be multiple categories too.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:46

    ASI visitor numbers on the up (like I said perhaps already): http://www.hay...article.aspx?news=815

    the button effect.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:48

    Ah Mr C... I guess you have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/html5

    so i've read the announcement, and i still don't get what they've enabled today that wasn't there yesterday? unless it was a closed beta before, it all looks the same to me?

    still, yay for html5. is flash dead yet?

  • dank21/01/2010 at 10:51

    not near a wordpress installation to try it right now, but if it doesn't i'll write you something tonight. i think the category id can be multiple categories too.

    If you could I would be eternally grateful. Just tried and receive: "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '&' in /home/motorsmu/public_html/wp-content/themes/lightword/review.php on line 8"

    Just trying to show posts from the category 'review' I have on my blog, which comes under category ID 10.

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:51

    have we covered this tweet?

    USF1 go for coil sprung suspension and reportedly a transverse gearbox. Innovation or pre 90s technology? But certainly unique

    i really have no idea what that means though!

    http://twitter.com/ScarbsF1/status/8021448070

  • me21/01/2010 at 10:52

    If you could I would be eternally grateful. Just tried and receive: "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '&' in /home/motorsmu/public_html/wp-content/themes/lightword/review.php on line 8"

    i'll mail you some code in the meantime. spc comments may have mangled something my lazy eyes can spot.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 11:03

    USF1 go for coil sprung suspension and reportedly a transverse gearbox. Innovation or pre 90s technology? But certainly unique

    Transverse gearbox makes sense with the increased fuel tank size but coil springs?

    Think back to Giggles's explanation of pulleods and pushrods and forget eveything he said. The reason either is used is so that the suspension springs and dampers can be put inside the nose or rear of the car and out of the airflow. Initially normal coil springs were used but much smaller than normal owing to the leverage effect of the push/pullrod. Everyone now has replaced the coil springs with torsion bars. The chassis and the wheel are connected to either end of a metal bar that twists at a controlled rate to act like a spring.

    Transverse gearbox just means they have a gearbox that effectively has been rotated 90º so that it is wider than it is long.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 11:04

    Think back to Giggles's explanation of pulleods and pushrods and forget eveything he said.

    Oi you're trying to write Bob Bell out of his rightful place in history! I won't stand for it!

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 11:05

    Oi you're trying to write Bob Bell out of his rightful place in history! I won't stand for it!

    Not at all. Doesn't matter what the spring is you still need his invention

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 11:05

    Not at all. Doesn't matter what the spring is you still need his invention

    Phew!

  • me21/01/2010 at 11:06

    Not at all. Doesn't matter what the spring is you still need his invention

    Phew!

    :)

  • me21/01/2010 at 11:08

    Transverse gearbox just means they have a gearbox that effectively has been rotated 90º so that it is wider than it is long.

    i like this new found openness in f1. williams are under the 3s mark with their pitstops too.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 11:11

    the button effect.

    I wonder if there was a lewis effect on the numbers last year...

    USF1 go for coil sprung suspension and reportedly a transverse gearbox. Innovation or pre 90s technology? But certainly unique

    Normally, when someone tries an engineering gamble like this, it ends up being a rather spectacular failure...

  • dank21/01/2010 at 11:12

    I wonder if there was a lewis effect on the numbers last year...

    He wasn't there last year.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 11:12

    i like this new found openness in f1. williams are under the 3s mark with their pitstops too.

    Would be amazing if 2 cars fighting for position pitted at the same time...

    Or if we had a safety car, actually!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 11:12

    He wasn't there last year.

    He wasn't? Yet Button's went this year?

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 11:20

    Hey, look!

    The LG Global Fan Survey 2010 in association with FOTA and F1 Racing.

    That was a mouthful.

    Survey goes live 2nd of February.

    http://www.lgf1racingfansurvey.com/

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 11:21

    Hey, look!

    Hey look! Another way for your views to not be heard!

  • dank21/01/2010 at 11:21

    He wasn't? Yet Button's went this year?

    Yup

    Survey goes live 2nd of February.

    Is this the thing they sold the findings and statistics for £2,000 last year?

  • James21/01/2010 at 11:22

    Hey look! Another way for your views to not be heard!

    Well it won't accept my email address anyway.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 11:23

    Hey look! Another way for your views to not be heard!

    Well, it's the first time FOTA will be directly involved in the survey. Or am I being too optimistic?

    Is this the thing they sold the findings and statistics for £2,000 last year?

    Seeing as it's in assoc. with F1R, I would think so. This was probably the same survey ING sponsored last year.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 11:24

    Well, it's the first time FOTA will be directly involved in the survey. Or am I being too optimistic?

    FOTA know what we want. They promised it all when they were going to breakaway.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 11:25

    FOTA know what we want. They promised it all when they were going to breakaway.

    So why help to create another survey?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 11:26

    So why help to create another survey?

    I don't know, marketing? Make the fans think they care? To get a piece of the thousands F1 Racing will sell it for?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 11:31

    Well it won't accept my email address anyway.

    What kind of error?

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 11:32

    Make the fans think they care?

    KER CHING !!!

  • James21/01/2010 at 11:34

    What kind of error?

    I get this.

    An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 11:34

    An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Oooh, fail :)

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 11:35

    An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    [email protected]!

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 11:35

    Whether folk buy it there or not, I do think Amazon suffer by not having a physical store with playable demoes for people to confirm the Kindle's buyability {Comment #12}

    I saw a Kindle in operation at my local Waterstone's at the weekend. I think the branch in question would get more sales if they sent it back and got a properly-functional one because the demonstration model had seriously blurry low-contrast text. I'm fairly sure Kindles aren't supposed to be like that...

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 11:37

    Apple restored my faith this evening after my appointment at the Genius Bar. In under 10mins they looked at my phone, apologised [more than once] and issued me with a new one and activated it

    It was also already charged {Comment #17}

    Now that's customer service!

  • Alianora La Canta21/01/2010 at 11:37

    I have now realised that there were rogue +'s in my username and removed them.

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 11:39

    we told you the story about the woman and the two nanos? she returned to the apple store while we were buying stuff there and said:

    woman: "i couldn't decide which colour suited me, so the sales guy let me take two yesterday, and return one. can i have my money back on the blue one"

    apple guy: "sure thing"

    we.were.speechless. {Comment #21}

    :O I've never heard of anything like that happen in a retail shop before. *applauds*

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 11:42

    oh yeah, just caught that earlier. what was Nando doing? Testing confuses me now, i thought it was banned until 1st Jan, but apparently it changed to 1st Feb. {Comment #29}

    According to the regulations, testing is banned until 1st Jan. The teams have agreed not to test their current cars until the first general test of 1st Feb, but it isn't binding on third parties such as F1 Clienti. Handily, F1 Clienti's miles are not considered when totalling Ferrari's official mileage for the year either.

    If Alonso was testing in December, it must have been a promotional run (which is excluded from the test regulations anyway).

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 11:45

    How goes the world this morning? :) {Comment #93}

    Fine, thank you. I'm having a bit of a lazy day today...

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 11:54

    I had to wonder on the way home what to do for lunch, then I remembered there's a very handy guide on the wiki... ;)

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 11:59

    What? But it's the taking part that counts!

    indeed, I've never seen it happen in any of the sports I watch. I have seen many losing tennis players retire from a match, but thats a good way to be booed and have people not respect you. {Comment #200}

    When I was doing the 1500m in the Year 10 school sports day, I was offered the option of not doing the last lap because all but one of the other competitors had lapped me (some of them twice) in the race. Given the time, I think it was because it was the last event of the day and the teachers wanted to take the year back to school to get lunch. I refused for two reasons; I was stubborn enough to want to finish the event and competitive enough to notice that the one runner who hadn't lapped me was within striking distance (she'd also been offered a "mercy rule" exit and also refused, for similar reasons). For the record, I avoided the wooden spoon by about three metres...

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 12:03

    when its really really obvious who is going to win so everyone quits and goes home.

    What? But it's the taking part that counts!

    Just for argument's sake, what about the F1 driver who pulls into the pits because they're too far back and can't be bothered to finish? {Comment #202}

    I tend not to look too kindly on such antics - "can't be bothered to finish" is not a valid excuse to retire from a race in my book. Which was a bit awkward because at least one version of the reason my original favourite driver (Damon Hill) retired from his last race (Japan 1999) was that. The official reason was "handling problems" but there were, shall we say, some doubts and it was rather unfortunate...

  • Alianora+La+Canta21/01/2010 at 12:04

    Like BAR in AUS 2005, when they retired on purpose to get new engines?

    That was really dumb wasn't it? {Comment #205}

    Yes - throwing away 4 points to get 2 is, generally speaking, not the smart move...

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 12:08

    Yes - throwing away 4 points to get 2 is, generally speaking, not the smart move...

    Alia, you're referring to the 2006 decision. That wasn't as bad as the 2005 one, I think... The 2006 decision would've worked out had the pitcrew not messed up.

  • Stuart C21/01/2010 at 12:12

    Hey look! Another way for your views to not be heard!

    Such cynicism!

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:16

    oops, looks like i broke the username field last night.

    will fix this evening. sorry.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 12:17

    Such cynicism!

    I think that comes from all of us doing the survey last time and when the results we had been waiting for came out they wanted to charge us £1500. It was bad enough doing Max's survey only for him to announce his plans for F1 before the results had been compiled but to fill in a survey and then being told that we would never see the results unless we paid £1500 was insulting. That shoould have been declared in big letters up front.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 12:17

    I like these set of notes near the printer (not at our office)

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2536/4009290221_087fb527ca_o.jpg

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 12:20

    I like these set of notes near the printer (not at our office)

    So true. especially the robot one.

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:21

    I think that comes from all of us doing the survey last time and when the results we had been waiting for came out they wanted to charge us £1500. It was bad enough doing Max's survey only for him to announce his plans for F1 before the results had been compiled but to fill in a survey and then being told that we would never see the results unless we paid £1500 was insulting. That shoould have been declared in big letters up front.

    agreed. this is what christine originally said about the survey, which i think is a fair analysis. but the key line is:

    "Just five sets of results were printed in the magazine, and I can't seem to find anymore anywhere else. I know I answered more than five questions, but perhaps the other results will be forthcoming soon."

    a certain individual commented the following:

    "Let's hope so – the bit in the mag was just the edited highlights."

    i don't think those results ever came did they?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 12:23

    In this month's F1 Racing, one of David Coulthard's bit of advice at the end is to keep it brief with answering questions about f1.

    Couldn't he have looked to the left within the past year and given this advice to someone else?! ;)

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:24

    i don't think those results ever came did they?

    p.s. i (heart) archives :)

  • Stuart C21/01/2010 at 12:29

    i don't think those results ever came did they?

    Well, indeed...

    In the past there was much more coverage of the results of these surveys, so I assumed that things would carry on the same - and they didn't.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 12:31

    i don't think those results ever came did they?

    Still waiting.

    Needless to say I won't be filling in this year's survey. No point wasting my time

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:32

    In the past there was much more coverage of the results of these surveys, so I assumed that things would carry on the same - and they didn't.

    same here. i think though the cynicism is born out of that. we all spent a fair amount of time filling in forms in the hope we'd make a difference, yet got very little in return.

    fool us once... etc.

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:33

    Needless to say I won't be filling in this year's survey. No point wasting my time

    it depends.

    now we know, we can approach it in a different way.

    there's a chance to win £4000, so we could all just randomly click buttons and still stand a chance. it would skew the results, but if we never expect to see the results anyhow, it makes no odds.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 12:36

    there's a chance to win £4000, so we could all just randomly click buttons and still stand a chance. it would skew the results, but if we never expect to see the results anyhow, it makes no odds.

    That's a lotta money...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 12:39

    there's a chance to win £4000, so we could all just randomly click buttons and still stand a chance. it would skew the results, but if we never expect to see the results anyhow, it makes no odds.

    We could all put exactly the same answers and see if we can really rig it. They would be shocked if Piquet turned up as the most popular driver and Button least favourite. Lets see them sell those results to anyone

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:39

    That's a lotta money...

    and winning would make up for the disappointment of last year, right?

    i say lets break the system, and aim to profit and gain from it instead. anyone else?

  • dank21/01/2010 at 12:39

    We could all put exactly the same answers and see if we can really rig it. They would be shocked if Piquet turned up as the most popular driver and Button least favourite. Lets see them sell those results to anyone

    Viva la resistance!

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:40

    We could all put exactly the same answers and see if we can really rig it. They would be shocked if Piquet turned up as the most popular driver and Button least favourite. Lets see them sell those results to anyone

    Viva la resistance!

    i'm up for that.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 12:41

    and winning would make up for the disappointment of last year, right?

    I don't think I was that disappointed last year.

  • Stuart C21/01/2010 at 12:42

    fool us once... etc

    Quite. I can say in all honesty that I know nothing about this year's survey apart from the announcement in the magazine, which I was flicking through en route to page 62-ish...

    If you feel that it hasn't been worth your time in the past then you're utterly within your rights to decline to participate again. Make your feelings known and they will be picked up, what with Google Alerts, etc.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 12:43

    We could all put exactly the same answers and see if we can really rig it. They would be shocked if Piquet turned up as the most popular driver and Button least favourite. Lets see them sell those results to anyone

    We'd need to get a LOT of people for this to work, though.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 12:43

    Good morning!

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:44

    If you feel that it hasn't been worth your time in the past then you're utterly within your rights to decline to participate again. Make your feelings known and they will be picked up, what with Google Alerts, etc.

    absolutely. was really just explaining where the cynicism was rooted.

  • dank21/01/2010 at 12:44

    Good morning!

    Want to try again?

  • me21/01/2010 at 12:44

    We'd need to get a LOT of people for this to work, though.

    either way, we'd still be in with a shot of winning.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 12:45

    We'd need to get a LOT of people for this to work, though.

    We have a lot of twitter followers and website owners around here

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 12:45

    Want to try again?

    umm, nope :D

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 12:50

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1323964

    I heart this picture

  • dank21/01/2010 at 12:55

    Did we know about Anthony Davidson's ambitions for a drive in DTM this year? He tested with Audi earlier this week.

    And as the DTM schedule doesn't clash with F1, surely that means he'll continue his commentary duties on Five Live?

    PLEASE LET IT BE SO!

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 12:55

    http://www.aut.../photo.php/id/1323964

    I heart this picture

    Why the heck are FIAT selling rebadged Suzuki's?

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 13:00

    Afternoon all.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 13:01

    Afternoon all.

    Hullo Tom

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 13:09

    Did we know about Anthony Davidson's ambitions for a drive in DTM this year? He tested with Audi earlier this week.

    News to me

    And as the DTM schedule doesn't clash with F1, surely that means he'll continue his commentary duties on Five Live?

    The DTM schedule has been deliberately set like that so we can expect it to continue like that. Apparently DC is talking to Mercedes about a drive.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 13:40

    So hi. I found this interesting. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8470797.stm

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 13:54

    So hi. I found this interesting

    If only every country had its own Tim Berners-Lee. Alas...

    I like it - a LOT! Is this MFC?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 13:58

    I like it - a LOT! Is this MFC?

    no idea :-)

    should get a lot of useful services out of it though

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 13:58

    I like it - a LOT! Is this MFC?

    I think it probably is. Previously this information was either not accessible or available in a book, now it is digital?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 13:59

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sidepodcastis-mp3

    :D

    very quiet for some reason

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 13:59

    I think it probably is. Previously this information was either not accessible or available in a book, now it is digital?

    I would think so, yes. This is the kind of stuff I'd dream of happening here...

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:00

    no idea :-)

    should get a lot of useful services out of it though

    plus a blog post about it

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/rorycellanjones/

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:00

    For those that know about it - there's a ModNation Racers beta demo available later today for the first 100,000 people on the PS3 in Europe that download it. It's basically a racing game version of Little Big Planet and has lots of hype and positivity behind it so I'm definitely keeping my eye out for when it pops up!

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 14:03

    For those that know about it - there's a ModNation Racers beta demo available later today for the first 100,000 people on the PS3 in Europe that download it. It's basically a racing game version of Little Big Planet and has lots of hype and positivity behind it so I'm definitely keeping my eye out for when it pops up!

    Are you sitting there hitting refresh? (or the PS3 equivalent?)

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:04

    Are you sitting there hitting refresh? (or the PS3 equivalent?)

    No!! Ludicrous. What an absurd idea! Gosh. Golly.

    #okfineIambutPS3storeneedsadoohickey

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:06

    YAY! I got the beta. Good ol' refreshing.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 14:09

    YAY! I got the beta. Good ol' refreshing.

    We know what you'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon then.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:12

    We know what you'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon then.

    And to think, I have no assignments to worry about. It's just such a shame.

    What F1 track to start making first...

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 14:13

    We know what you'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon then.

    And to think, I have no assignments to worry about. It's just such a shame.

    What F1 track to start making first...

    Has this demo been released purely to ensure content is available when the game is fully released?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:14

    What F1 track to start making first...

    Is your Tilke track still in the drop?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:14

    Has this demo been released purely to ensure content is available when the game is fully released?

    I'm nor sure why. It's a closed beta so they obviously want to test it with a certain amount of people.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:29

    umm? daily?

    Sorry, misunderstood what you meant!

  • me21/01/2010 at 14:30

    Sorry, misunderstood what you meant!

    doh! :)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:32

    Vanilla Ice and Jedward?

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47155000/jpg/_47155501_008581680-1.jpg

    :D

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 14:33

    Vanilla Ice and Jedward?

    http://newsimg...55501_008581680-1.jpg

    :D

    Who? What the heck is going on with that hair?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:33

    Vanilla Ice and Jedward?

    http://newsimg...55501_008581680-1.jpg

    Photos that talentless should be banned.

  • Maverick21/01/2010 at 14:34

    Who?

    You've not missed much

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:36

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/8471854.stm

    OH MY! If this isn't a Thursday/Friday thought opportunity then i dont know what is!

    What should the bridge be called?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 14:36

    http://news.bb.../somerset/8471854.stm

    OH MY! If this isn't a Thursday/Friday thought opportunity then i dont know what is!

    What should the bridge be called?

    How about what would you name after an F1 driver instead?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 14:37

    What should the bridge be called?

    Button Bridge I assume. I'm not sure what else it could be called :)

  • Maverick21/01/2010 at 14:37

    What should the bridge be called?

    It's a great bridge for the first half of the crossing but then you really struggle to get to the other side

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:37

    How about what would you name after an F1 driver instead?

    You have a point, as does lukeh.

  • me21/01/2010 at 14:37

    What should the bridge be called?

    "The bridge is going to be built anyway so we decided it would be a good idea to name it after him."

    wow, he must be chuffed to bits.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 14:38

    How about what would you name after an F1 driver instead?

    Ooooooh, noted.

  • Maverick21/01/2010 at 14:39

    What should the bridge be called?

    It's a footbridge, so... The Monaco Jog

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:40

    Ooooooh, noted.

    I think i would name a certain Belgian, first name Bertrand, after a certain French bread type

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:40

    Clifton could be renamed Jenson's Jump

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:42

    Bored now. Can I go home?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:42

    How about what would you name after an F1 driver instead?

    Ooooooh, noted.

    Will try to keep suggestions back for tomorrow then :-)

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 14:43

    I think i would name a certain Belgian, first name Bertrand, after a certain French bread type

    You're gonna need to save that creative genius until tomorrow ;)

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 14:43

    Bored now. Can I go home?

    Yes.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:46

    Yes.

    Thanks. Blogging is more fun than processing invoices.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:49

    Thanks. Blogging is more fun than processing invoices.

    plus I don't have to keep alt-tabbing out to hide the fact i'm commenting and not working

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:51

    plus I don't have to keep alt-tabbing out to hide the fact i'm commenting and not working

    the inventor of that shortcut, and the inventor of the hide msn short-cut, ctrl space if i remember correctly (that got me out of some scrapes when i was 14) should both be given nobel peace prizes

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 14:55

    My friend is telling me about her husband who can power-nap his way through a long drive, ten minutes at a service station here, ten minutes there.

    It takes me longer than ten minutes to get to sleep!

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 14:57

    I do love that Jenson story, especially the quote. I have one of those important meetings again ;) Starbucks calls!

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 14:57

    My friend is telling me about her husband who can power-nap his way through a long drive, ten minutes at a service station here, ten minutes there.

    It takes me longer than ten minutes to get to sleep!

    I am jealous!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 14:59

    My friend is telling me about her husband who can power-nap his way through a long drive, ten minutes at a service station here, ten minutes there.

    I'd be too scared of falling asleep again at the wheel.. Coffee or Red Bull all the way!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:01

    My friend is telling me about her husband who can power-nap his way through a long drive, ten minutes at a service station here, ten minutes there.

    how long is a 'long drive'?

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:03

    "The bridge is going to be built anyway so we decided it would be a good idea to name it after him."

    so not as cool as roger federer arena. #nothere

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:05

    how long is a 'long drive'?

    This particular story was about a ten hour drive through the night, I think. Either way, it's quite a skill to have!

    They say napping for twenty minutes is good for you, but it always makes me grumpy.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:06

    They say napping for twenty minutes is good for you, but it always makes me grumpy.

    I just can't do it. I either don't fall asleep at all or I fall asleep for four hours and then can't sleep later that night. I wish I could nap :(

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 15:06

    They say napping for twenty minutes is good for you, but it always makes me grumpy.

    It depends how you wake up. Since I got one of those alarm clocks that slowly lights up in the mornings, I have been in a much better mood.

    To my wife's eternal credit she has been woken up at 5am for the last two years and never complained about it!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:08

    They say napping for twenty minutes is good for you, but it always makes me grumpy.

    When I nap, I usually do it as an afternoon siesta - usually 1-2 hours long. :) Does wonders for my energy the rest of the day.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:09

    so not as cool as roger federer arena. #nothere

    that exists?!

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:10

    that exists?!

    yep, Basel renamed their stadium last year. Which is hilarious because it's not like hes retired and he always plays their tournament each year. Imagine meeting Roger Federer in the final at Roger Federer Arena. I don't think you'd be the favourite to win.

  • James21/01/2010 at 15:10

    Just want to say I agree 100% with Lukeh, finishing a assignment gives a great feeling :D

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:10

    yep, Basel renamed their stadium last year. Which is hilarious because it's not like hes retired and he always plays their tournament each year. Imagine meeting Roger Federer in the final at Roger Federer Arena. I don't think you'd be the favourite to win.

    Well, to be honest, I don't think you'd be the favorite in any arena. ;)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:11

    Well, to be honest, I don't think you'd be the favorite in any arena. ;)

    perhaps if your name was Rafa and the arena was Roland Garros, but that'd be it :D

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:13

    perhaps if your name was Rafa and the arena was Roland Garros, but that'd be it :D

    Up so late, Amy? ;)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:14

    Up so late, Amy? ;)

    I thought I'd get an early night because the matches finished early but I somehow have started a How I Met Your Mother marathon. And tomorrow I won't be home until late because I'm going straight from work to the city to watch Clijsters and Nadal on the big screen :D Need to sleep in this weekend! (but only til 11 because thats when the tennis starts)

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:15

    I thought I'd get an early night because the matches finished early but I somehow have started a How I Met Your Mother marathon. And tomorrow I won't be home until late because I'm going straight from work to the city to watch Clijsters and Nadal on the big screen :D Need to sleep in this weekend! (but only til 11 because thats when the tennis starts)

    Haha! HIMYM - the Friends of our generation. :)

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:15

    Haha! HIMYM - the Friends of our generation. :)

    I've never seen it! I must.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:15

    Haha! HIMYM - the Friends of our generation. :)

    never! Friends is the Friends of our generation!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:16

    This particular story was about a ten hour drive through the night, I think. Either way, it's quite a skill to have!

    Fair way! I did ten hours with a few pitstops for coffee but that was during the day, night must be so much harder

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 15:16

    Greetings all. I have some bits of F1 news from this week's Autosport magazine:

    - Sauber are apparently set to confirm a sponsorship deal to run their cars in the colours of Nestle-owned coffee company Nespresso.

    - Also regarding Sauber, Fisichella was an outside bet for the drive, but couldn't match the financial package that de la Rosa had. Also, it's thought that Ferrari wanted to keep him race fit as a subsidy of their engine supply to the team.

    - Stefan GP are looking at Kazuki Nakajima as one of their drivers should they make the 2010 grid.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:16

    never! Friends is the Friends of our generation!

    For some reason, I like HIMYM more. Friends is still hilarious though.

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:16

    I've never seen it! I must.

    I had never seen it and then I saw it two weeks in a row and found it rather funny so decided I would start from the start. So I went to iTunes to try and be MFC but they wanted $55 for the first season so I went to a shop and bought the first three seasons on DVD for $60 instead.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:16

    - Sauber are apparently set to confirm a sponsorship deal to run their cars in the colours of Nestle-owned coffee company Nespresso.

    - Also regarding Sauber, Fisichella was an outside bet for the drive, but couldn't match the financial package that de la Rosa had. Also, it's thought that Ferrari wanted to keep him race fit as a subsidy of their engine supply to the team.

    - Stefan GP are looking at Kazuki Nakajima as one of their drivers should they make the 2010 grid.

    I've read all of these items online at some point. Looks like Nestle is a go, then.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:17

    I had never seen it and then I saw it two weeks in a row and found it rather funny so decided I would start from the start. So I went to iTunes to try and be MFC but they wanted $55 for the first season so I went to a shop and bought the first three seasons on DVD for $60 instead.

    Yes. No one could argue that iTunes is cheap.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:18

    When I nap, I usually do it as an afternoon siesta - usually 1-2 hours long. :) Does wonders for my energy the rest of the day.

    I can have a little doze after work. Did that yesterday after staying up too late working on the blog. Fine after, just dazed a bit :-)

  • Amy21/01/2010 at 15:18

    Yes. No one could argue that iTunes is cheap.

    I still need to get season 4 but that was $35 on DVD which I won't pay. But it's $71 in iTunes.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 15:18

    I've read all of these items online at some point. Looks like Nestle is a go, then.

    I've just been on the Nespresso website and their colours look to be brown, cream and black...

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:19

    never! Friends is the Friends of our generation!

    agree!

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:19

    I've just been on the Nespresso website and their colours look to be brown, cream and black...

    brown doesn't look fast, but it sure does look different. :D

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:25

    brown doesn't look fast, but it sure does look different. :D

    Brown is ok. Maybe not so much on a car.

  • Journeyer21/01/2010 at 15:26

    Brown is ok. Maybe not so much on a car.

    If they made turquoise work, they can make brown work. :)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:27

    This particular story was about a ten hour drive through the night, I think. Either way, it's quite a skill to have!

    incidentally, the mention of 'through the night' reminded me of DJ Luck and MC Neat.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:33

    Yes. No one could argue that iTunes is cheap.

    but ooooh so convenient.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 15:39

    OOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!

    A video of Rubens at Williams!! He looks so happy :D http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8472470.stm

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 15:40

    Oops, it's Cosworth HQ rather than Williams. Still! Rubens!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:43

    but ooooh so convenient.

    2.75 times more convenient?

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:44

    2.75 times more convenient?

    try renting a movie in this country at 3am via any other means.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:46

    try renting a movie in this country at 3am via any other means.

    Renting's a bit different though. The TV section is a pretty expensive way to consume shows.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:47

    try renting a movie in this country at 3am via any other means.

    I think that's a different point.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:49

    Renting's a bit different though. The TV section is a pretty expensive way to consume shows.

    i'm not saying it isn't. i'm saying it's more convenient.

    tv show example then. i can organise my life around an episode of lost, so that i'm sat exactly where sky want me to be sitting, exactly when they want me to be sitting there.

    or i can buy the show and watch it when i choose, where i choose and on what screen i choose. as i said... ooooh so convenient.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:50

    I think that's a different point.

    christine said:

    No one could argue that iTunes is cheap.

    and she is right. i can't. however, damn convenient.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:50

    or i can buy the show and watch it when i choose, where i choose and on what screen i choose. as i said... ooooh so convenient.

    again, completely different point. we were talking about Amy's DVD being considerably cheaper than the series.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:50

    again, completely different point. we were talking about Amy's DVD being considerably cheaper than the series.

    i'm not.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:51

    tv show example then. i can organise my life around an episode of lost, so that i'm sat exactly where sky want me to be sitting, exactly when they want me to be sitting there.

    I hear ya. But I am also slightly converted by the Channel 4 model. I bought the first four series of Peep Show for extortionate amounts of money, and I watched the second two online for free by sitting through a couple of ads.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:52

    again, completely different point. we were talking about Amy's DVD being considerably cheaper than the series.

    Having said that, it wouldn't be that much cheaper for us, as we'd have to invest in a TV and DVD player as well :)

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:52

    again, completely different point. we were talking about Amy's DVD being considerably cheaper than the series.

    i'm not.

    but i can do that too.

    i can watch an itunes tv show on 3 screens. i can at best watch a dvd on 2 screens, unless i rip the thing (illegally). dvd's also take up space and get scratched.

    again cheaper. but i couldn't watch a dvd located at my house, on a laptop in the car unless i remembered to pack it first. i'm all about the convenience.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:53

    I hear ya. But I am also slightly converted by the Channel 4 model. I bought the first four series of Peep Show for extortionate amounts of money, and I watched the second two online for free by sitting through a couple of ads.

    but you needed a connection for that.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:53

    but you needed a connection for that.

    Too true. I am rarely without one though. I get withdrawal symptoms.

  • James21/01/2010 at 15:54

    some f1 news: New Williams 'a clean-sheet design'

    Williams is pinning its hopes on an aggressive new aerodynamic package in a bid to return to winning ways this season.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81003

    seems everyone is going aggressive this year.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:54

    i'm all about the convenience.

    and i'm an itunes addict.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 15:54

    Having said that, it wouldn't be that much cheaper for us, as we'd have to invest in a TV and DVD player as well :)

    true :-)

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:55

    and i'm an itunes addict.

    Remember a while back you asked me how I'd managed to spend a certain amount of money in such a short space of time? ;)

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 15:55

    some f1 news: New Williams 'a clean-sheet design'

    They're gonan give Rubens a super new car

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:56

    Remember a while back you asked me how I'd managed to spend a certain amount of money in such a short space of time? ;)

    hehe. we may need therapy.

  • James21/01/2010 at 15:58

    Lotus exceeding Trulli's expectations

    "It's rather new, and it seems very modern to me," Trulli told Gazzetta dello Sport. "They used to build the MGs for Le Mans here. We have everything, including the facility to produce carbon fibre. On top of that, we also have an excellent windtunnel at our disposal, which I visited on Monday.

    "For a new team, we are in a better position than I would have hoped."

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81007

    This makes me think he had no idea what the team had when he signed for them.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:58

    Lotus exceeding Trulli's expectations

    swiiiiing high.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 15:58

    This makes me think he had no idea what the team had when he signed for them.

    Hehehe! "It's all very modern!"

    Yes, grandpa Trulli :)

  • James21/01/2010 at 15:59

    swiiiiing high.

    and then low ;)

    but admitted that his expectations for the squad's first year remain limited.

  • me21/01/2010 at 15:59

    but admitted that his expectations for the squad's first year remain limited.

    doh!

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:00

    Hehehe! "It's all very modern!"

    Yes, grandpa Trulli :)

    makes you wonder just what Toyota had.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:01

    Remember a while back you asked me how I'd managed to spend a certain amount of money in such a short space of time? ;)

    I was just trying to find something in my bank account (I wanted to find how much I had paid for something exactly... I noticed 95 pounds worth of iTunes purchases since Monday! I'm glad Katherine is starting to feel better not only for her sake but for my iTunes bill as well.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:01

    again cheaper. but i couldn't watch a dvd located at my house, on a laptop in the car unless i remembered to pack it first. i'm all about the convenience.

    Having never tried to do that I can't really relate :-)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:01

    some f1 news: New Williams 'a clean-sheet design'

    Williams is pinning its hopes on an aggressive new aerodynamic package in a bid to return to winning ways this season.

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81003

    seems everyone is going aggressive this year.

    Last time they did this they had a Walrus-shaped nose

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:03

    Last time they did this they had a Walrus-shaped nose

    Hehe this is true. might work with the current regs though ;)

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 16:03

    Last time they did this they had a Walrus-shaped nose

    In this months F1R Patrick Head said they wouldn't be doing anything like that again

    Thank god

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:03

    Having never tried to do that I can't really relate :-)

    i can't put a figure on it, but it's much more than 2.75 times more convenient.

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:04

    I was just trying to find something in my bank account (I wanted to find how much I had paid for something exactly... I noticed 95 pounds worth of iTunes purchases since Monday! I'm glad Katherine is starting to feel better not only for her sake but for my iTunes bill as well.

    don't give christine ideas?

    "will work for itunes vouchers"

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:04

    i can't put a figure on it, but it's much more than 2.75 times more convenient.

    My standard answer is 5 for these things. Whenever anyone asks something that sounds like a numerical answer I go for 5 :)

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:06

    Firefox 3.6 will be released today. wooo! :D (sorry i'm catching up with my feeds ;))

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:06

    My standard answer is 5 for these things. Whenever anyone asks something that sounds like a numerical answer I go for 5 :)

    heheh. to me, it's the difference between watching a tv programme and not watching it. so, more than 5, right?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:06

    i can't put a figure on it, but it's much more than 2.75 times more convenient.

    Well as Christine said, in my case I'd have to invest in a laptop/netbook or a super-duper mobiley thing.. so less so for me (right now at least)

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:06

    Firefox 3.6 will be released today. wooo! :D (sorry i'm catching up with my feeds ;))

    *mr. c. is smug that he's already using it*

    #confidential

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:06

    don't give christine ideas?

    The Apple TV is in my account :)

  • Sandy21/01/2010 at 16:07

    Living in Canada (where we get minimal F1 coverage) I desperately wish that the BBC version of F1 coverage was available on itunes...

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:08

    The Apple TV is in my account :)

    thankfully, our apple tv is at christine's mother-in-laws. and she has no idea what it does.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 16:09

    *mr. c. is smug that he's already using it*

    You have to stop doing that. Ahead of the game on HTML5, smug about Firefox. Is there anything you don't know about?

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:09

    Living in Canada (where we get minimal F1 coverage) I desperately wish that the BBC version of F1 coverage was available on itunes...

    good lord, that would make my life.

  • Kathi21/01/2010 at 16:10

    *mr. c. is smug that he's already using it*

    HAH! *uses 3.7*

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:10

    You have to stop doing that. Ahead of the game on HTML5, smug about Firefox. Is there anything you don't know about?

    my day job changed recently, so i've had to get on top of all this stuff.

    sidepodcast.com has been using html since the summer, so it's not that new. i really should keep people up-to-date though.

    ...have i mention smooth scrolling?

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:11

    HAH! *uses 3.7*

    the one they canned?

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:11

    sidepodcast.com has been using html since the summer, so it's not that new. i really should keep people up-to-date though.

    html5 since summer. it's been using html since day one. doh!

  • Kathi21/01/2010 at 16:12

    the one they canned?

    They did? oh :(

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:12

    ever wondered how many pages it would cover if your printed twitter? no? me neither but Mashable did and have a pretty graphic to go with it ;) http://mashable.com/2010/01/19/if-you-printed-twitter/

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:12

    They did? oh :(

    well. not really. that was the headline, they're just changed the release process. you're still ahead of me.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:12

    Living in Canada (where we get minimal F1 coverage) I desperately wish that the BBC version of F1 coverage was available on itunes...

    it would be good if all sorts of other racing were on it too..

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:12

    html5 since summer. it's been using html since day one. doh!

    hehe i'd hope so ;)

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:13

    well. not really. that was the headline, they're just changed the release process. you're still ahead of me.

    http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolbox/open-source/applications/news/index.cfm?newsId=18351

  • Alianora La Canta21/01/2010 at 16:14

    No rest for the wicked, as they say...

    Yesterday the forum I co-admin (Formula 1 Home) was restored (though I found out a bit later that some of the blog admin functions such as "Add New Entry" are still not operational).

    Several hours later, one of the fora I contribute to (the Fisichella Forum) lost its landing page and the next thing I know the air is filled with "restructure" (officially, the forum is closed until restructure is completed, but the sub-sections are still there).

    Is there any point asking when all the fora I use will manage to be fully operational again?

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:15

    well. not really. that was the headline, they're just changed the release process. you're still ahead of me.

    and your both ahead of me. ;)

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:16

    and your both ahead of me. ;)

    the only really useful thing about 3.6 is the deferred script loading. beyond that i can't see much difference. the fancy search box still only works in safari/chrome.

  • Kathi21/01/2010 at 16:17

    well. not really. that was the headline, they're just changed the release process. you're still ahead of me.

    I like the pizza thing 3.7 has instead of the swirly thing for showing the loading progress of tabs

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:17

    ...have i mention smooth scrolling?

    nope? i'll keep that quiet then and be smug at some undetermined point in the future.

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:18

    the only really useful thing about 3.6 is the deferred script loading. beyond that i can't see much difference. the fancy search box still only works in safari/chrome.

    why is that?

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:18

    ...have i mention smooth scrolling?

    nope? i'll keep that quiet then and be smug at some undetermined point in the future.

    you have now! ;)

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:18

    why is that?

    firefox is behind the html5 curve by comparison, i guess.

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:18

    you have now! ;)

    but you're none the wiser?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 16:19

    the only really useful thing about 3.6 is the deferred script loading. beyond that i can't see much difference. the fancy search box still only works in safari/chrome.

    I forone think they should un-awesome the awesome bar. For me it is still the average bar.

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:19

    firefox is behind the html5 curve by comparison, i guess.

    ah yes this is true. i didn't realise it used html5. :)

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:19

    I like the pizza thing 3.7 has instead of the swirly thing for showing the loading progress of tabs

    ooh, haven't seen that. do you have the cool tabs in the top bar too?

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:20

    I forone think they should un-awesome the awesome bar. For me it is still the average bar.

    less-than-awesome bar?

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:20

    ah yes this is true. i didn't realise it used html5. :)

    oh yes. quite funky if you use on android/iphone too.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:22

    I forone think they should un-awesome the awesome bar. For me it is still the average bar.

    I typed in 'cal' last night and the link to google calendar came up, i thought that was pretty awesome

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:23

    oh yes. quite funky if you use on android/iphone too.

    oh cool. i tried it out on chrome when you first mentioned it. *waits for firefox to catch up*

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:24

    *waits for firefox to catch up*

    joins james.

  • Kathi21/01/2010 at 16:24

    ooh, haven't seen that. do you have the cool tabs in the top bar too?

    no :(

  • James21/01/2010 at 16:26

    joins james.

    might be waiting a while ;) i imagine 4.0 should be at the same level as Chrome whenever they decide to release that.

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:31

    Just before Christmas I had to rent a car over Christmas. I used Hertz who I have used before and then the day before I had to get the car they phoned to say that due to the bad weather they wouldn't have the car in stock... They told me to try renting with any other company and they would refund the difference if it was a similar car.

    I phoned Europecar who had a car available at 1 days notice and was next door to the Hertz place. And the whole thing worked fine.

    Now it comes time to sort out the Hertz claim for the difference. I can't lay my hands on the invoice for some reason. I phone Europecar fearing the worst. The person from Europecar answers after 3 rings, checks my details and e-mails me a pdf copy of my invoice.

    I now have to print that out write the handy 12 digit reference number from Hertz on it and FAX!!! FAX!!! it to them...

    Bye bye Hertz.

  • me21/01/2010 at 16:36

    I now have to print that out write the handy 12 digit reference number from Hertz on it and FAX!!! FAX!!! it to them...

    do you have one?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 16:38

    I now have to print that out write the handy 12 digit reference number from Hertz on it and FAX!!! FAX!!! it to them...

    you would be surprised where faxes turn up - it's often the most reliable way to transmit documents from offshore to onshore!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:39

    I now have to print that out write the handy 12 digit reference number from Hertz on it and FAX!!! FAX!!! it to them...

    I'm sure they would've accepted it in the post

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:47

    I now have to print that out write the handy 12 digit reference number from Hertz on it and FAX!!! FAX!!! it to them...

    I'm sure they would've accepted it in the post

    But if europecar can e-mail me an electronic copy why I can't e-mail it to Hertz?

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:47

    do you have one?

    I do now!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:47

    But if europecar can e-mail me an electronic copy why I can't e-mail it to Hertz?

    no idea

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:51

    But if europecar can e-mail me an electronic copy why I can't e-mail it to Hertz?

    no idea

    I asked they said... "I am afraid we can only accept by post or fax"

  • Alex Andronov21/01/2010 at 16:53

    I asked they said... "I am afraid we can only accept by post or fax"

    To be fair the fax thing was like a kind of final straw thing. The canceling the car the day before was more upsetting!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:54

    I asked they said... "I am afraid we can only accept by post or fax"

    That does seem quite strange. Who doesn't accept email?

    For some reason I was thinking the other way round and you were surprised at Hertz not emailing invoices out, but I'm easily confused.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 16:56

    speaking of sending things, I have to take the company post to the post office now. back soon.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 17:16

    I could spend hours and horus on the ModNations Racer just perfecting my own tracks. It's only a limited selection for this beta but I love the Melbourne track I've made for my little karters!

  • Adie21/01/2010 at 17:22

    Good evening!

  • RG21/01/2010 at 17:27

    I could spend hours and horus on the ModNations Racer just perfecting my own tracks. It's only a limited selection for this beta but I love the Melbourne track I've made for my little karters!

    Gonna have a quick go at it now, looks good by the looks of things.

    This is one of those hi, and bye, posts as I'm off again.

  • Adie21/01/2010 at 17:28

    I read this earlier...

    Linky

    Looks like USF1 will crashtest their car on the 15th Feb...but test before crashtesting? :S

    I wouldn't drive it!

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 17:33

    Evening all

    but test before crashtesting? :S

    Insanely enough it is not only allowed but quite normal. Many of the cars at the early tests have not passed their crash test most years.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 17:37

    Found this mentione in a MAGAZINE today. McNish and Herbert were on the main stage at ASI when Brundle crashed the interview. Amazingly enough they didn't all talk over each other. It's in two parts.

    I was at the race where McNish had the accident he described. First time I had seen or heard of him but I knew he was going to be good even though he made a mess of his car.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVPYG645vNc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fDNVmjNxDM

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 17:55

    Found this mentione in a MAGAZINE today. McNish and Herbert were on the main stage at ASI when Brundle crashed the interview. Amazingly enough they didn't all talk over each other. It's in two parts.

    They were really enjoyable to watch. Cheers Steven

  • lou21/01/2010 at 17:57

    Hello!! i have survived ALL of my retakes! :) just a mock exam next week and a module exam the week after and that's the end of my exams till may! still got lots to do, but it's like a huge weight off my shoulders :)

    so how is everyone? i hear everyone's (well my) favourite driver is getting a bridge named after him.- what an honour :P

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 17:57

    Hello!! i have survived ALL of my retakes! :) just a mock exam next week and a module exam the week after and that's the end of my exams till may! still got lots to do, but it's like a huge weight off my shoulders :)

    Woohoo! :D

  • me21/01/2010 at 18:06

    so how is everyone? i hear everyone's (well my) favourite driver is getting a bridge named after him.- what an honour :P

    will you visit?

  • me21/01/2010 at 18:06

    Woohoo! :D

    seconded.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 18:09

    Hello!! i have survived ALL of my retakes! :)

    Well done you

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 18:09

    Evening, home again.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 18:09

    so how is everyone? i hear everyone's (well my) favourite driver is getting a bridge named after him.- what an honour :P

    He is?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 18:09

    Hello!! i have survived ALL of my retakes! :) just a mock exam next week and a module exam the week after and that's the end of my exams till may! still got lots to do, but it's like a huge weight off my shoulders :)

    so how is everyone? i hear everyone's (well my) favourite driver is getting a bridge named after him.- what an honour :P

    well done..

  • lou21/01/2010 at 18:13

    He is?

    yep

  • lou21/01/2010 at 18:14

    will you visit?

    the bridge?...depends if it's really pretty i suppose.. if it's just well a boring bridge then no.. but if its a nice place to take pics then maybe.. might check out the pub too.. but i'm not fussed :)

  • James21/01/2010 at 18:16

    I just want to say I'm like firefox 3.6 so far :D

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 18:16

    He is?

    yep

    I think that is better than Lewis getting a street named after him.

  • me21/01/2010 at 18:16

    I just want to say I'm like firefox 3.6 so far :D

    anything stand out?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 18:17

    anything stand out?

    Upon further inspection, I have noticed it is 0.1 more than Firefox 3.5

  • me21/01/2010 at 18:17

    Upon further inspection, I have noticed it is 0.1 more than Firefox 3.5

    :D:D:D

  • James21/01/2010 at 18:18

    anything stand out?

    seems a lot faster starting up and isn't hogging so much memory. the personas seem great except i know i will never us them ;)

  • lou21/01/2010 at 18:20

    I think that is better than Lewis getting a street named after him.

    Jenson already has a street and pub named after him.. why don't they just rename Frome? :P

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 18:22

    seems a lot faster starting up and isn't hogging so much memory. the personas seem great except i know i will never us them ;)

    I prefer using personas rather than themes. Dunno why. Maybe because I have a Muse persona.

    Also, spellchecking seems to actually WORK on this version. Just noticed now as I type this comment.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 18:23

    Jenson already has a street and pub named after him.. why don't they just rename Frome? :P

    "Where do you hail from?

    I hail from the village of Jenson Button.

    Is that where he was born then?

    No, it's called Jenson Button.

    ...oh."

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 18:23

    the bridge?...depends if it's really pretty i suppose.. if it's just well a boring bridge then no.. but if its a nice place to take pics then maybe.. might check out the pub too.. but i'm not fussed :)

    You can stop there when you drive to see Lukeh

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 18:23

    Upon further inspection, I have noticed it is 0.1 more than Firefox 3.5

    ah but is it 0.1 times better? ;-)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 18:24

    seems a lot faster starting up and isn't hogging so much memory. the personas seem great except i know i will never us them ;)

    ahh, the memory thing is annoying.. i may download this too

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 18:24

    so how is everyone? i hear everyone's (well my) favourite driver is getting a bridge named after him.- what an honour :P

    aaaand i quote;

    "The bridge is going to be built anyway so we decided it would be a good idea to name it after him."

    #not here

  • James21/01/2010 at 18:25

    I prefer using personas rather than themes. Dunno why. Maybe because I have a Muse persona.

    hehe. i've stuck with the default theme for as long time now. but personas are a nice touch. i just wonder what will happen to them if they really are changing the layout of 4.0.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 18:25

    Jenson already has a street and pub named after him.. why don't they just rename Frome? :P

    "Where do you hail from?

    I hail from the village of Jenson Button.

    Is that where he was born then?

    No, it's called Jenson Button.

    ...oh."

    It does sound like a good village name when you put it like that :-)

  • James21/01/2010 at 18:26

    ahh, the memory thing is annoying.. i may download this too

    Indeed. I don't know how good it is as I haven't opened many tabs yet. I shall test it later.

  • James21/01/2010 at 18:27

    Jenson already has a street and pub named after him.. why don't they just rename Frome? :P

    "Where do you hail from?

    I hail from the village of Jenson Button.

    Is that where he was born then?

    No, it's called Jenson Button.

    ...oh."

    I will ask my friend whose from there if he minds it being renamed :)

  • lou21/01/2010 at 18:32

    You can stop there when you drive to see Lukeh

    :) sounds like a good place to stop for lunch then :P

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 18:33

    :) sounds like a good place to stop for lunch then :P

    I wonder if Jenson likes Greggs...

  • lou21/01/2010 at 18:33

    aaaand i quote;

    i bet he's thrilled. he got to try on awesome suits and make funny faces at the camera today so i'm sure he'll get over it soon :)

  • lou21/01/2010 at 18:35

    I wonder if Jenson likes Greggs...

    why do i get the feeling you'd ask him that if you ever met him :P not sure if there are greggs in monaco though?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 18:37

    why do i get the feeling you'd ask him that if you ever met him :P not sure if there are greggs in monaco though?

    He should take a look at my guide to a good lunch then! :)

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 18:37

    He should take a look at my guide to a good lunch then! :)

    Plug fail...

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Guide+To+Getting+a+Good+Lunch

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 18:39

    Who knew people cheated in photography contests?

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100121/tod-snapper-stripped-of-prize-over-fake-870a197.html

  • me21/01/2010 at 18:53

    youtube to trying charging for videos:

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2010/01/youtube-to-begin-charging-to-watch-videos--test/1

    i like the sound of this. the player experience has to improve though.

    #needsmoreiplayer

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 19:11

    Found this mentione in a MAGAZINE today. McNish and Herbert were on the main stage at ASI when Brundle crashed the interview. Amazingly enough they didn't all talk over each other. It's in two parts.

    I was at the race where McNish had the accident he described. First time I had seen or heard of him but I knew he was going to be good even though he made a mess of his car.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=pVPYG645vNc

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=1fDNVmjNxDM

    Thanks Steven, some very good points were made by the guys.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 19:22

    Thanks Steven, some very good points were made by the guys.

    I would love to see the three of them as a sportscar team. Not only fast but brilliant with the media and the fans

  • me21/01/2010 at 19:51

    ah-ha. i have learn'ed that firefox 3.6 also supports gradients...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 19:55

    ah-ha. i have learn'ed that firefox 3.6 also supports gradients...

    Great. What'sa gradient?

  • me21/01/2010 at 19:58

    Great. What'sa gradient?

    glad you asked.

    rejected site headers part 1: http://twitpic.com/z3m78

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 19:59

    rejected site headers part 1: http://twitpic.com/z3m78

    Ooooooooooooooh!!

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 19:59

    rejected site headers part 1: http://twitpic.com/z3m78

    Oooh, pretty.

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:00

    Ooooooooooooooh!!

    no images were used during the making of this header.

    although no i'm thinking spc should be skinnable.

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 20:02

    although no i'm thinking spc should be skinnable.

    Definitely! I'd have so much fun changing the colours!

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:03

    Definitely! I'd have so much fun changing the colours!

    (adds to list)

    #confidential

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:04

    Just seen this and an email in my inbox: http://twitter.com/Paolo_Bandini/statuses/8034288327

    They want some fuel data but I might be too late responding. Still, it's cool eh?

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:05

    Just seen this and an email in my inbox: http://twitter...i/statuses/8034288327

    wowow!

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:06

    Just seen this and an email in my inbox: http://twitter...i/statuses/8034288327

    wowow!

    I replied saying he could and I sent him my phone number, but I might have been too late to respond. What a compliment though!

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:07

    I replied saying he could and I sent him my phone number, but I might have been too late to respond. What a compliment though!

    three hours? i wouldn't have thought so.

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:09

    I replied saying he could and I sent him my phone number, but I might have been too late to respond. What a compliment though!

    three hours? i wouldn't have thought so.

    He gave me one to two hours. I emailed him at two hours 30 minutes. That was half an hour ago. He hasn't called or responded yet...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 20:09

    They want some fuel data but I might be too late responding. Still, it's cool eh?

    So you are the expert on the subject now?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 20:09

    Just seen this and an email in my inbox: http://twitter...i/statuses/8034288327

    They want some fuel data but I might be too late responding. Still, it's cool eh?

    I don't know who that is but assuming it as a Guardian journo from the email? Looks like the Twitter account was set up especially since you are the only followee/follower and the only tweet on the account!

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:10

    He gave me one to two hours. I emailed him at two hours 30 minutes. That was half an hour ago. He hasn't called or responded yet...

    ahh, chuff :(

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 20:10

    Just listenin to the latest TWIG. Qwuote from Leo.

    The Nexus one knocks the socks off the iphone.

    What kind of Apple fanboy is he?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:10

    Just seen this and an email in my inbox: http://twitter...i/statuses/8034288327

    They want some fuel data but I might be too late responding. Still, it's cool eh?

    I don't know who that is but assuming it as a Guardian journo from the email? Looks like the Twitter account was set up especially since you are the only followee/follower and the only tweet on the account!

    It's the guardian journo, yes. I hear him on the Football Weekly podcast too...

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 20:10

    I don't know who that is but assuming it as a Guardian journo from the email? Looks like the Twitter account was set up especially since you are the only followee/follower and the only tweet on the account!

    er from his email address i mean

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:11

    They want some fuel data but I might be too late responding. Still, it's cool eh?

    So you are the expert on the subject now?

    Some people think so.

    Seriously, this fuel post has gone mad - I think I have been sent links to it in forums from about 6 different languages!

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 20:11

    I don't know who that is but assuming it as a Guardian journo from the email? Looks like the Twitter account was set up especially since you are the only followee/follower and the only tweet on the account!

    That is a domain

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 20:11

    FF3.6 does seem quite a lot snappier doesn't it, i like it...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 20:11

    That is a domain

    That is the Guardian domain.

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:12

    I don't know who that is but assuming it as a Guardian journo from the email? Looks like the Twitter account was set up especially since you are the only followee/follower and the only tweet on the account!

    That is a domain

    He has also left a comment on my blog (as yet unpublished).

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:13

    Seriously, this fuel post has gone mad - I think I have been sent links to it in forums from about 6 different languages!

    it's important for this season. very important.

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:29

    Seriously, this fuel post has gone mad - I think I have been sent links to it in forums from about 6 different languages!

    it's important for this season. very important.

    Indeed. Should I publish the comments yet?

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:34

    it's important for this season. very important.

    3,000 people have viewed that post!!!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 20:37

    3,000 people have viewed that post!!!

    Wow, congrats!

    And yeah I agree, it'll be critical this year.

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 20:39

    Wooop! I've finally finished my Physics coursework on carbon fibre! Hooray!

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:39

    Indeed. Should I publish the comments yet?

    umm, why wouldn't you?

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 20:41

    Wooop! I've finally finished my Physics coursework on carbon fibre! Hooray!

    Yay!!

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:42

    Indeed. Should I publish the comments yet?

    umm, why wouldn't you?

    Exactly - here they are 1 2 3

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:44

    Exactly - here they are 1 2 3

    good stuff :)

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:44

    Wooop! I've finally finished my Physics coursework on carbon fibre! Hooray!

    Yay!!

    i'll have a beer for you ;)

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 20:44

    i'll have a beer for you ;)

    Wait, don't I get one? :(

  • me21/01/2010 at 20:45

    Wait, don't I get one? :(

    sure. help yourself :)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 20:52

    Exactly - here they are 1 2 3

    thats awesome!

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 20:52

    I've been robbed!

    ..

    ..

    ...

    ..

    ..

    By Royal Mail!

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 20:53

    I've been robbed!

    ..

    ..

    ...

    ..

    ..

    By Royal Mail!

    EH?

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 20:53

    EH?

    I concur.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 20:53

    EH?

    £4.62 for 12 stamps!

    !!!!!

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 20:57

    Exactly - here they are 1 2 3

    I had never noticed the suggestions box on your blog. Nice to see you got some commenters from interview with the bloggers. Good to see that idea had some positive impact. I think the original idea was Christine's so well done Christine. I wonder if anyone else knows if they got readers from there.

  • lou21/01/2010 at 20:59

    new mock the week on bbc2 now i think :)

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 21:00

    new mock the week on bbc2 now i think :)

    It is

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:01

    It is

    am gonna watch it later... can't miss silent witness!

    #lovesbbcdramas

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 21:01

    new mock the week on bbc2 now i think :)

    ah thanks

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 21:02

    No Frankie Boyle. BOOOOOOOO!!

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:02

    No Frankie Boyle. BOOOOOOOO!!

    he quit.. silly man

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 21:03

    he quit.. silly man

    Bad move. It will never be the same again

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 21:05

    Exactly - here they are 1 2 3

    I had never noticed the suggestions box on your blog. Nice to see you got some commenters from interview with the bloggers. Good to see that idea had some positive impact. I think the original idea was Christine's so well done Christine. I wonder if anyone else knows if they got readers from there.

    I am sure they did :)

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 21:09

    Just quickly - doing my UCAS application now, which option do I need to pick on the Student Support section if I'm going to get a student loan or something?

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 21:10

    I am sure they did :)

    It would be interesting if we knew though. It only just occurred to me that we did 12 hours of content and no-one has any real idea if anything happened as a result. I know it is impossible but it would be interesting to see what the results of it were. Did people go and look into any of the things mentioned? Did anyone take a real interest in something new as a result?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 21:11

    Just quickly - doing my UCAS application now, which option do I need to pick on the Student Support section if I'm going to get a student loan or something?

    2 things, you need to apply for the loan, it dosent come automatically, but i'll just look at my app. 2 secs

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:12

    Just quickly - doing my UCAS application now, which option do I need to pick on the Student Support section if I'm going to get a student loan or something?

    can you give me the options? i did mine a few weeks ago, can't remember what my teacher and i put down..

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 21:18

    Ars on thje new Firefox: http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/01/hands-on-firefox-36.ars

  • jpancoast21/01/2010 at 21:26

    It would be interesting if we knew though. It only just occurred to me that we did 12 hours of content and no-one has any real idea if anything happened as a result. I know it is impossible but it would be interesting to see what the results of it were. Did people go and look into any of the things mentioned? Did anyone take a real interest in something new as a result?

    talking about sidepodradio?

    If so, I did go check something out. One of the racing sims those two guys mentioned.

    Having trouble remembering names now, however. Brain go bad.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 21:28

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/21/thursday-thoughts-what-features-from-other-series-would-benefit-f1/

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 21:30

    talking about sidepodradio?

    Yes

  • RubberGoat21/01/2010 at 21:34

    Right, I'm off, got my ski stuff packed for work tomorrow as I plan to stay at my mate's tomorrow so we can drive to Sweden early Saturday.

    I plan to be here tomorrow though ;)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 21:36

    I plan to be here tomorrow though ;)

    byeee

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 21:37

    can you give me the options? i did mine a few weeks ago, can't remember what my teacher and i put down..

    Personal finance, Student Finance England, Research councils, DH/ Regional health, UK govt osea award, training agency, other UK Govt award, overseas agency, UK industry/commerce, other source, not known

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 21:38

    Personal finance, Student Finance England, Research councils, DH/ Regional health, UK govt osea award, training agency, other UK Govt award, overseas agency, UK industry/commerce, other source, not known

    student finance england

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 21:38

    Personal finance, Student Finance England, Research councils, DH/ Regional health, UK govt osea award, training agency, other UK Govt award, overseas agency, UK industry/commerce, other source, not known

    Student Finance England I'd have said

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 21:38

    The idiot in me nearly asked where the option for Student Finance Wales was *facepalm*

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:39

    Personal finance, Student Finance England, Research councils, DH/ Regional health, UK govt osea award, training agency, other UK Govt award, overseas agency, UK industry/commerce, other source, not known

    I chose Student Finance England i think..

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:39

    The idiot in me nearly asked where the option for Student Finance Wales was *facepalm*

    aw bless you :)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 21:39

    The idiot in me nearly asked where the option for Student Finance Wales was *facepalm*

    :D

    bless ya

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 21:39

    The idiot in me nearly asked where the option for Student Finance Wales was *facepalm*

    :D

    bless ya

    however, there is a Student finance scotland i think. so you may have a point

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 21:40

    Cool, I chose Student Finance England and picked norfolk from the student support arrangements list.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 21:41

    however, there is a Student finance scotland i think. so you may have a point

    Yes, SFW is on my forms. I didn't have SFE, hence why I nearly asked.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 21:47

    does anyone know what month GCSE exams took place in 2007?

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:51

    does anyone know what month GCSE exams took place in 2007?

    I think it's the date in which you received the certificate i.e. the results finalised? GCSEs tend to span from May - June... but are certified in september.. i think.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 21:52

    I think it's the date in which you received the certificate i.e. the results finalised? GCSEs tend to span from May - June... but are certified in september.. i think.

    So putting september would be a safe bet?

  • lou21/01/2010 at 21:53

    So putting september would be a safe bet?

    it should be on your gcse certificates but i would say so yes.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 21:54

    So putting september would be a safe bet?

    it should be on your gcse certificates but i would say so yes.

    any month between May and Sept is good. They're basically trying to work out if you took them in November or Juney time

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 21:55

    I know what to write for TT but am struggling to focus. Coffee I think..

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 21:56

    I've got ideas for 4 other blog posts too.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 22:00

    I've got ideas for 4 other blog posts too.

    Join the club. So many ideas, so little time

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:03

    Join the club. So many ideas, so little time

    That's funny. I have plenty of time, but no ideas ;-)

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:07

    quick calendar plug: http://sidepodcast.dev/calendar/

    now with added thursday thoughts / friday fun.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 22:08

    now with added thursday thoughts / friday fun.

    Funny thing, Google strips out the words Thursday and Friday if you don't keep an eye on it.

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:08

    quick calendar plug: http://sidepodcast.dev/calendar/

    ooh link fail: http://sidepodcast.com/calendar/

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:09

    ooh link fail: http://sidepodcast.com/calendar/

    (needs more help from alex)

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:09

    Funny thing, Google strips out the words Thursday and Friday if you don't keep an eye on it.

    I can understand Thursday, but Friday?! Fridays are great. Why strip out Friday?

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:10

    ooh link fail: http://sidepodcast.com/calendar/

    was going to say, is that some secret site ;)

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:10

    Booo. Firefox 3.6 looks the same as 3.5. Where's the excitement?

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:11

    was going to say, is that some secret site ;)

    local development site. am coding new stuff in another tab.

    #confidential

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:11

    #confidential

    uuuuuhhhhhhhh ;-)

    hello sidepodpeople

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:11

    Booo. Firefox 3.6 looks the same as 3.5. Where's the excitement?

    It is more thing behind the scenes that have been improved. There is some info here on changes :) http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Firefox_Has_Been_Hitting_the_Gym_-_Version_3DOT6_Is_Faster__More_Capable

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:12

    ooh link fail: http://sidepodcast.com/calendar/

    Odd thing about FF3.6 is it I opened this in a new tab and it put it next to the two other SPC links I have open, rather than at the end of the list. Will have to watch that one...

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:12

    Booo. Firefox 3.6 looks the same as 3.5. Where's the excitement?

    in the code, supposedly?

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:12

    Odd thing about FF3.6 is it I opened this in a new tab and it put it next to the two other SPC links I have open, rather than at the end of the list. Will have to watch that one...

    they borrowed that from IE. i think i prefer it.

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:12

    Odd thing about FF3.6 is it I opened this in a new tab and it put it next to the two other SPC links I have open, rather than at the end of the list. Will have to watch that one...

    It does? doesn't seem to with me.

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:13

    Look who has an iphone :) http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs163.snc3/19037_1189835469628_1340608456_30461535_1410714_n.jpg

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:13

    Odd thing about FF3.6 is it I opened this in a new tab and it put it next to the two other SPC links I have open, rather than at the end of the list. Will have to watch that one...

    it opens the new tab next to the one that calls it, not at the end like before

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:13

    in the code, supposedly?

    code, shmode. I want bells! Whistles! Exploits!

    ...oh hang on.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:13

    now with added thursday thoughts / friday fun.

    I was going to ask about whether we're continuing these into the season, guess that answers it ;-)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:13

    Booo. Firefox 3.6 looks the same as 3.5. Where's the excitement?

    faster

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:14

    they borrowed that from IE. i think i prefer it.

    and chrome. I'm still undecided over which I prefer (which probably means that it's the same for me...)

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:14

    I was going to ask about whether we're continuing these into the season, guess that answers it ;-)

    you think they should? friday's are going to be busy.

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 22:15

    you think they should? friday's are going to be busy.

    No, purely off season fun.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:15

    code, shmode. I want bells! Whistles! Exploits!

    wait for firefox 4.0, end of 2010 or beginning of 2011

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:15

    Look who has an iphone :) http://photos-...0461535_1410714_n.jpg

    I'm not sure I like all this Ferrari red-and-white. Why all this white???

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:16

    you think they should? friday's are going to be busy.

    No not at all, we'll be far too busy. I mean I'd have done them anyway if they were, but I'd rather they weren't!

    Note also on Calendar... is there a way to tell if people are using them?

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:16

    Note also on Calendar... is there a way to tell if people are using them?

    not that i know of.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:17

    I'm not sure I like all this Ferrari red-and-white. Why all this white???

    They do that every now and then

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:18

    it opens the new tab next to the one that calls it, not at the end like before

    hmm. I'm used to it appearing at the end, it's how I work out how long some tabs have been there..

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:18

    They do that every now and then

    Not good.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 22:18

    Its a fact that i've decided all media accreditation processes should be like GP2/GP3's

    All online. They ask for name, address, number, upload a photo, what type of pass you want. Click go. Sorted

    Love it

  • lou21/01/2010 at 22:19

    I'm not sure I like all this Ferrari red-and-white. Why all this white???

    i have a red felt tip pen? i could try and get close enough to them to sort out the white issue? i kinda like it though.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:19

    hmm. I'm used to it appearing at the end, it's how I work out how long some tabs have been there..

    me too. but now I just start from the end and not from the begining...

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 22:19

    i have a red felt tip pen? i could try and get close enough to them to sort out the white issue? i kinda like it though.

    You like a car with more white on it? i wonder why that might be ;)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:19

    not that i know of.

    ok, no worries, just curious if I could find out if anyone was using mine.

    also I'm still slightly jealous that you can embed and I can't :-)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:20

    i have a red felt tip pen? i could try and get close enough to them to sort out the white issue? i kinda like it though.

    do it at Goodwood

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 22:20

    i have a red felt tip pen? i could try and get close enough to them to sort out the white issue? i kinda like it though.

    I shall throw my jacket on it

    ....but that is red and white too. Hmm.

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:21

    also I'm still slightly jealous that you can embed and I can't :-)

    if i find a fix i'll yell. but trust me, i'm just as annoyed no-one can embed f1minute player.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:21

    I'm not sure I like all this Ferrari red-and-white. Why all this white???

    actually I quite like it in yesterday's picture of Alonso. it could be the angle of the shot though...

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 22:22

    actually I quite like it in yesterday's picture of Alonso. it could be the angle of the shot though...

    I love the new Ferrari livery. Just one problem.

    #needslesssantander

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:22

    if i find a fix i'll yell. but trust me, i'm just as annoyed no-one can embed f1minute player.

    wordpress hasn't a 'put html code here' thing for the sidebar?

  • Christine21/01/2010 at 22:23

    Have we seen this Toyota bad news?

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:23

    if i find a fix i'll yell. but trust me, i'm just as annoyed no-one can embed f1minute player.

    Yep that's also a loss from the sidebar. You also can't modify YouTube embeds to change the size, you've got to use WP code.

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:24

    Have we seen this Toyota bad news?

    whooops.

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:24

    wordpress hasn't a 'put html code here' thing for the sidebar?

    only what they say you can add.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:24

    I love the new Ferrari livery. Just one problem.

    #needslesssantander

    It's a matter of forbid bank advertisement based in that they are very dangerous. then it will be replaced by some white bars as Malboro...

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:24

    Have we seen this Toyota bad news?

    Wow..

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 22:24

    Have we seen this Toyota bad news?

    Should have spent less time making oscar-worthy films

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:24

    only what they say you can add.

    :-(

  • lou21/01/2010 at 22:25

    do it at Goodwood

    the idea of both Jenson and Fernando being at goodwood is something i can not comprehend :) just too awesome.

  • lou21/01/2010 at 22:26

    You like a car with more white on it? i wonder why that might be ;)

    oi! it's a nice colour! the livery/ overalls looks nice. Am I the only one that thinks this?..

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:26

    oi! it's a nice colour! the livery/ overalls looks nice. Am I the only one that thinks this?..

    Nope, but then I'm happy seeing Fernando ;)

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 22:26

    oi! it's a nice colour! the livery/ overalls looks nice. Am I the only one that thinks this?..

    hehe nah i agree. am just messing

  • lou21/01/2010 at 22:27

    hehe nah i agree. am just messing

    hehe :) there is nothing wrong with the old brawn livery it's beautiful :P

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:28

    oi! it's a nice colour! the livery/ overalls looks nice. Am I the only one that thinks this?..

    There is only one colour for Ferrari, and white isn't it. Phillip Morris have a lot to answer for.

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 22:28

    hehe :) there is nothing wrong with the old brawn livery it's beautiful :P

    Agreeeeeed

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 22:28

    hehe :) there is nothing wrong with the old brawn livery it's beautiful :P

    true dat

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:28

    There is only one colour for Ferrari, and white isn't it. Phillip Morris have a lot to answer for.

    they have had all red cars for a few seasons now, need something different this year ;)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:29

    There is only one colour for Ferrari, and white isn't it. Phillip Morris have a lot to answer for.

    The one at Autosport looked orange, not just because of the lighting.

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:29

    There is only one colour for Ferrari, and white isn't it

    is it blue?

  • lou21/01/2010 at 22:30

    There is only one colour for Ferrari, and white isn't it. Phillip Morris have a lot to answer for.

    it's still red... it's just got another colour on it now :P i have a theory that it's actually a requirement of a contract somewhere that we have at least one white and red car on the f1 grid. With no toyota anymore the only other team with enough red paint would be ferrari.. ;)

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 22:30

    is it blue?

    So that's where Michael was supposed to park

  • James21/01/2010 at 22:31

    is it blue?

    thats quite a picture, shame they aren't in any order.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:31

    is it blue?

    Yikes! There's a site to scare any McLaren fan.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:31

    is it blue?

    Those cars on the 3rd and 4th row... those are proper F1 cars..

    #oldman

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:31

    So that's where Michael was supposed to park

    i think they painted it alonso's colours specially.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:31

    There is only one colour for Ferrari, and white isn't it. Phillip Morris have a lot to answer for.

    They had red and white Ferraris in the mid 70s way before Philip Morris

  • RG21/01/2010 at 22:32

    hehe :) there is nothing wrong with the old brawn livery it's beautiful :P

    Nothing wrong, ha.

    #nothere

  • lou21/01/2010 at 22:34

    #nothere

    hmmm a likely escape...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:35

    is it blue?

    The earliest red and white one there is from 71-72.

    Ferraris have also raced in yellow in 1962 (I think) and John Surtees clinched the 1964 championship in a blue and white car because Ferrari was having one of his strops.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 22:35

    Those cars on the 3rd and 4th row... those are proper F1 cars..

    #oldman

    I would say the number 4 (second row), and I'm not THAT old...

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:36

    Ferraris have also raced in yellow in 1962 (I think) and John Surtees clinched the 1964 championship in a blue and white car because Ferrari was having one of his strops.

    Steven was watching in 1962. How old is this guy?

    :D

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:37

    Ferraris have also raced in yellow in 1962 (I think) and John Surtees clinched the 1964 championship in a blue and white car because Ferrari was having one of his strops.

    i'm applying for mastermind on your behalf.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:37

    i'm applying for mastermind on your behalf.

    Special subject: yellow cars in F1.

  • Tom G21/01/2010 at 22:38

    i'm applying for mastermind on your behalf.

    Specialist subject? Why Ferraris aren't always red.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:38

    Um. So. There's this behind-the-scenes nobody-can-see-it project in IndyCar called Delta Wing, for the Next-Gen car to replace the Dallaras. They've got Dallara working on a revised version of the same car, but this Delta Wing is also being investigated to see if it is feasible.

    I'm trying to find out if this is accurate or just a fan thing, but this appears to be a mockup of the car...

    @indy44 Here's a pic of Delta Wing car. Will be presented at the Chicago Autoshow http://twitpic.com/z49kz

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:38

    Steven was watching in 1962. How old is this guy?

    :D

    I know stuff from way further back than that.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:39

    Special subject: yellow cars in F1.

    Too much EJ

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:39

    I know stuff from way further back than that.

    Are you Wikipedia, with a Scottish accent?

  • RG21/01/2010 at 22:39

    @indy44 Here's a pic of Delta Wing car. Will be presented at the Chicago Autoshow http://twitpic.com/z49kz

    I am so glad I am not here to see that...

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:39

    Are you Wikipedia, with a Scottish accent?

    :-)

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:40

    @indy44 Here's a pic of Delta Wing car. Will be presented at the Chicago Autoshow http://twitpic.com/z49kz

    it doesn't look much like a delta wing. if that helps?

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:40

    i'm applying for mastermind on your behalf.

    I first found out about the yellow Ferrari at ASI years ago when someone was asking about a model of one because it was the only F1 Ferrari he didn't have. It is the Belgian colour apparently but I have no idea why they ran it.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:42

    Um. So. There's this behind-the-scenes nobody-can-see-it project in IndyCar called Delta Wing, for the Next-Gen car to replace the Dallaras. They've got Dallara working on a revised version of the same car, but this Delta Wing is also being investigated to see if it is feasible.

    I'm trying to find out if this is accurate or just a fan thing, but this appears to be a mockup of the car...

    @indy44 Here's a pic of Delta Wing car. Will be presented at the Chicago Autoshow http://twitpic.com/z49kz

    That looks very different and very futuristic.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:42

    Are you Wikipedia, with a Scottish accent?

    And just as accurate

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:42

    I first found out about the yellow Ferrari at ASI years ago when someone was asking about a model of one because it was the only F1 Ferrari he didn't have. It is the Belgian colour apparently but I have no idea why they ran it.

    I have a model of a 1986 McLaren MP4/2c in yellow.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:43

    Apparently sportscars are going to have shark fins in the near future to stop them taking of when they get sideways and rolling.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:43

    I have a model of a 1986 McLaren MP4/2c in yellow.

    Keke Rosberg's car in Adelaide

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:44

    Keke Rosberg's car in Adelaide

    I thought it was Portugal?

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:44

    I have a model of a 1986 McLaren MP4/2c in yellow.

    Keke Rosberg's car in Adelaide

    shoot!

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:45

    That looks very different and very futuristic.

    I think it looks pretty cool but I can't see how it will work. This is just at concept stage though.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:45

    shoot!

    and there was I thinking... "there was a yellow McLaren?"

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:46

    I thought it was Portugal?

    It was the last race of the season and his last F1 race. I assumed Adelaide but there were seasons around then that ended in Portugal

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:46

    and there was I thinking... "there was a yellow McLaren?"

    I was thinking "na, he won't get this one..."

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:48

    According to wikipedia the last race of the season was Adelaide. That was the Mansell tyre explosion race. Great excuse for him to get out the car and do his drama queeen act.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Formula_One_season

  • Turkey Machine21/01/2010 at 22:48

    I thought it was Portugal?

    Correct. Marlboro's colours in Portugal were/are yellow and white, everywhere else it's red and white. :)

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:49

    It was the last race of the season and his last F1 race. I assumed Adelaide but there were seasons around then that ended in Portugal

    Photos on FORIX show it was Portugal which was round 14 of 16

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:49

    Photos on FORIX show it was Portugal which was round 14 of 16

    http://forix.autosport.com/gp.php?l=0&r=19860014&c=49 (sub req)

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:50

    Correct. Marlboro's colours in Portugal were/are yellow and white, everywhere else it's red and white. :)

    hehe!

  • Turkey Machine21/01/2010 at 22:52

    hehe!

    I used to play picture games on F1 forums and gleaned lots of information about random stuff as a result. I know more than most people give me credit for. ;)

  • Turkey Machine21/01/2010 at 22:52

    Right, as quickly as I arrive, I now have to leave for my own sanity. Night all!

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:53

    Right, as quickly as I arrive, I now have to leave for my own sanity. Night all!

    bye chap.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:53

    Right, as quickly as I arrive, I now have to leave for my own sanity. Night all!

    Night. I'm writing a TT response at the moment.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:54

    Correct. Marlboro's colours in Portugal were/are yellow and white, everywhere else it's red and white. :)

    Just shows how the memory plays tricks on you. I could have sworn it was his last race. McLaren also ran a light blue bersion of the livery with Lowenbrau branding but I haven't a clue when that was.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:56

    I used to play picture games on F1 forums and gleaned lots of information about random stuff as a result. I know more than most people give me credit for. ;)

    Those are always popular time fillers on forums. Hard to do in comments but I have seen it on a few forums where one person puts a picture up and the first person to name the car, driver, track and year posts the next one. They can go on for ever

  • paul21/01/2010 at 22:56

    Just shows how the memory plays tricks on you. I could have sworn it was his last race. McLaren also ran a light blue bersion of the livery with Lowenbrau branding but I haven't a clue when that was.

    I think that was in the 70s for the US GPs

    Actually, I always thought the yellow MP4/2c was at Adelaide too. Not sure why.

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 22:57

    @indy44 Here's a pic of Delta Wing car. Will be presented at the Chicago Autoshow http://twitpic.com/z49kz

    Just to add, this has already been debunked, it isn't the Delta Wing car...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 22:58

    I think that was in the 70s for the US GPs

    Definitely 70s. Seems idd not to use Marlboro branding in its biggest market

  • me21/01/2010 at 22:59

    Those are always popular time fillers on forums. Hard to do in comments but I have seen it on a few forums where one person puts a picture up and the first person to name the car, driver, track and year posts the next one. They can go on for ever

    certainly possible in a breakout thread. problem is the legality of reproducing the picture.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:00

    for a foundation course, you don't need a reference do you? I wasn't told by NUCA that I'd need one.

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 23:01

    for a foundation course, you don't need a reference do you? I wasn't told by NUCA that I'd need one.

    oooh. You havent got time really, so i'd say just leave it, and they'll contact you if they need one. thats whAT they did me

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 23:01

    certainly possible in a breakout thread. problem is the legality of reproducing the picture.

    Most forums tend to ignore that but it would probably make it impossible if you follow the rules because the pictures chose are generally of oddities like yellow McLarens and there is never going to be a great number of pictures of obscure cars

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:01

    oooh. You havent got time really, so i'd say just leave it, and they'll contact you if they need one. thats whAT they did me

    I just put the not required and I agreed with the college/uni etc. thing. Is that ok?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 23:02

    I just put the not required and I agreed with the college/uni etc. thing. Is that ok?

    umm, if thats the only other option then year. i forget how i did it, it was only a few months ago!

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:03

    umm, if thats the only other option then year. i forget how i did it, it was only a few months ago!

    it'll have to be. i wasn't told any anyone there that i'd need a reference and I only knew about it just now when doing that section of the application.

  • me21/01/2010 at 23:03

    Most forums tend to ignore that but it would probably make it impossible if you follow the rules because the pictures chose are generally of oddities like yellow McLarens and there is never going to be a great number of pictures of obscure cars

    it's the kind of thing, that if you had the money, you'd throw a brown envelope full of the stuff in LAT's direction and go archive trawling.

    maybe one day.

  • lou21/01/2010 at 23:04

    I just put the not required and I agreed with the college/uni etc. thing. Is that ok?

    If your uni know about it then i'm sure it will be fine... as Jon says if they receive your application and need a reference they'll write to you asking for one i should imagine.

  • paul21/01/2010 at 23:04

    Definitely 70s. Seems idd not to use Marlboro branding in its biggest market

    I think they were for extra cars, like for Mark Donohue

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 23:04

    it'll have to be. i wasn't told any anyone there that i'd need a reference and I only knew about it just now when doing that section of the application.

    it should be fine, i was asked for a second reference with my lastest app so they'll just email you if theres an issue

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:05

    it should be fine, i was asked for a second reference with my lastest app so they'll just email you if theres an issue

    OK cool. Where would I get one anyway? Last school?

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 23:06

    OK cool. Where would I get one anyway? Last school?

    or employer yeah.

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 23:07

    it's the kind of thing, that if you had the money, you'd throw a brown envelope full of the stuff in LAT's direction and go archive trawling.

    That would be nice.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:08

    So, I've paid the course selection fee of £9, so does this mean my application's been sent?

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 23:08

    I think they were for extra cars, like for Mark Donohue

    That would make sense. So 74 or earlier then

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 23:08

    So, I've paid the course selection fee of £9, so does this mean my application's been sent?

    does it say its been sent?

  • paul21/01/2010 at 23:09

    That would make sense. So 74 or earlier then

    Well certainly 1971 on a M19, but there were others

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 23:10

    I think they were for extra cars, like for Mark Donohue

    Quarter of the way down th page there is a pic of one of the factory cars with Tambay in it in 1978

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:11

    does it say its been sent?

    Ah yes there it is!

    "Thank you. Your payment has been accepted and your application is now complete. It will shortly be processed and, provided there are no errors, sent electronically to the universities and colleges you have chosen."

  • Jon Waldock21/01/2010 at 23:12

    Ah yes there it is!

    sorted

  • Scott Woodwiss21/01/2010 at 23:12

    sorted

    Good, so that another thing I can cross off on my 2010 List :P

  • lou21/01/2010 at 23:26

    it's the kind of thing, that if you had the money, you'd throw a brown envelope full of the stuff in LAT's direction and go archive trawling.

    That would be nice.

    that would be amazing! think of the photos! :)

  • me21/01/2010 at 23:30

    that would be amazing! think of the photos! :)

    i bet they're not all digitised either.

  • lou21/01/2010 at 23:34

    i bet they're not all digitised either.

    omg! you make a very good point, how amazing :D

  • paul21/01/2010 at 23:38

    omg! you make a very good point, how amazing :D

    There is such a rich history of interesting F1 cars.

    Mind you, there is more interesting Le Mans cars as well.....

  • lou21/01/2010 at 23:50

    okay time to sleep, school in the morning and what not. night all! xx

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 23:50

    okay time to sleep, school in the morning and what not. night all! xx

    Night lou

  • Lukeh21/01/2010 at 23:51

    okay time to sleep, school in the morning and what not. night all! xx

    night.

  • guille230621/01/2010 at 23:51

    okay time to sleep, school in the morning and what not. night all! xx

    night lou

  • JimSF21/01/2010 at 23:56

    Did we discuss Rossi's test yet? Seems pretty impressive, even with slicks blah blah...

  • Steven Roy21/01/2010 at 23:58

    Did we discuss Rossi's test yet? Seems pretty impressive, even with slicks blah blah...

    I have seen the pics but that is all

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 23:59

    i bet they're not all digitised either.

    I bet there's a lot of motorsport history not yet available online.. Motorsport Digital Archivist would be fantastic job..

  • Pat W21/01/2010 at 23:59

    okay time to sleep, school in the morning and what not. night all! xx

    night

  • Pat W22/01/2010 at 00:06

    Did we discuss Rossi's test yet? Seems pretty impressive, even with slicks blah blah...

    I'm not sure what to make of it. He was close to last year's pole time, but I'm struggling to see how he did it on GP2 tyres unless he missed a chicane or something, unless 2008 cars were that much faster they made up the difference...

  • Steven Roy22/01/2010 at 00:07

    I'm not sure what to make of it. He was close to last year's pole time, but I'm struggling to see how he did it on GP2 tyres unless he missed a chicane or something, unless 2008 cars were that much faster they made up the difference...

    The car could have been under weight

  • guille230622/01/2010 at 00:07

    I'm not sure what to make of it. He was close to last year's pole time, but I'm struggling to see how he did it on GP2 tyres unless he missed a chicane or something, unless 2008 cars were that much faster they made up the difference...

    he was on the times of kimi's pole in 2008, in the same car. But kimi had fuel and grooved tyres

  • guille230622/01/2010 at 00:11

    he was on the times of kimi's pole in 2008, in the same car. But kimi had fuel and grooved tyres

    and 1.4s off the time of Q2 from massa the same year.

    But then again, he's not a car driver, so I think his performance is impressive

  • Steven Roy22/01/2010 at 00:13

    and 1.4s off the time of Q2 from massa the same year.

    But then again, he's not a car driver, so I think his performance is impressive

    I think his performance is incredible. It beats me how he can only spend a couple of days in the car then not sit in it for a year or more then get back in and not kill his neck in 2 laps

  • Scott Woodwiss22/01/2010 at 00:14

    I think his performance is incredible. It beats me how he can only spend a couple of days in the car then not sit in it for a year or more then get back in and not kill his neck in 2 laps

    I reckon it's all that time racing bikes. I know they don't pull 5G but they must produce some Gs when braking and cornering.

  • Steven Roy22/01/2010 at 00:16

    I reckon it's all that time racing bikes. I know they don't pull 5G but they must produce some Gs when braking and cornering.

    It can't load their necks like F1 does. They need different things from their neck and supporting muscles.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/01/2010 at 00:17

    It can't load their necks like F1 does. They need different things from their neck and supporting muscles.

    That's what I said.

  • guille230622/01/2010 at 00:18

    I reckon it's all that time racing bikes. I know they don't pull 5G but they must produce some Gs when braking and cornering.

    never thought about that. I would guess they suffer more vertical forces than lateral, but they don't have comfortable seats to sit.

  • Steven Roy22/01/2010 at 00:18

    That's what I said.

    No it's not. You said being on a bike helps them cope with F1 and I say it doesn't

  • Scott Woodwiss22/01/2010 at 00:19

    No it's not. You said being on a bike helps them cope with F1 and I say it doesn't

    Fair enough.