Guten tag and welcome to this fortnight's Memorable Moments post, which includes clips from the German Grand Prix, as well as the lowdown on another important sporting event going on at the moment - well, it's important to me anyway.  The last few weeks have been like Jekyll & Hyde here in Edinburgh weather-wise.  Two weeks ago it was torrential rain and thunder, last week it's been beautiful sunshine and this week we're back to torrential rain and thunder.  Global Warming.  There, I've said it, can we move on?

Before we take a glance at some glorious highlights of German GPs gone by, I thought I'd mention one other sporting interest I spend my time watching and enjoying.  This week sees the 18th PDC World Matchplay Championships take place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.  The World Matchplay, which has been staged every year since 1994, is one of the biggest darts events in the calendar and it's a tournament that every professional player worth their salt wants to win.  The defending champion is Phil 'The Power' Taylor, cited by many to be the greatest darts player of all time - his statistics speak for themselves.  However, he's hit a bout of poor form lately - he hasn't won a major TV tournament in over a year, which is unheard of for a player of his reputation and ability - which makes him vulnerable going into this year's tournament.  But don't dismiss him yet: he may be in his 50s but there's life in the old dog left.  Please note: Phil Taylor is a human, not a dog.

And what a start to a tournament we've had?  For a start, we had a superb 9-dart finish from Canadian 3-times World Champion John Part.  For those of you not in the know, a 9-dart finish is described as winning a game, starting with 501 points and working your way down to 0, in nine darts, which is the least number of darts required to win a leg.  Just like getting a hole-in-one in golf, a 147 maximum in snooker or a 300 game in ten-pin bowling, it doesn't happen often but when it does, it's exhilarating.

Other notable favourites who are tipped to do well in this tournament include:

  • Reigning World Champion Adrian Lewis, who has also recorded a 9-darter during the World Championship final at the Alexandra palace, London.
  • James Wade, winner of 7 major titles and is already on a high after winning the last TV tournament, the UK Open at Bolton
  • Scotland's Gary Anderson, who recently won the Premier League Darts at his first attempt - no mean feat, when you consider he had to play seven of the best players in the world twice over fifteen weeks in such high-profile venues as the O2 Arena in London, the SECC in Glasgow, The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham and Wembley Arena in London.
  • Raymond van Barneveld, the first man to truly challenge Phil Taylor's dominance in the game and is himself recipient of 5 World Championships and 5 9-darters in competition.

So with Phil Taylor not at his best, several top players have a chance to win a major tournament, so this year's World Matchplay could prove to be a very wide open affair.

And now onto a sport we're all interested in - the Grand Prix of Germany.  It's had a long history, from the old Nürburgring in the 50s-70s, the old 'straights-and-chicanes' Hockenheim in the 60s-90s, the truncated (and also boring) Hockenheim in the 00s and the new Nürburgring in the 10s, so there's plenty of moments to choose from.  I have therefore reduced the selection to these, one moment from each version of each race track:

  1. This is what happens when a back-marker doesn't look in his mirrors.  In 1982 we witness a square-up between Nelson Piquet and Chile's Eliseo Salazar.  And the commentary's fun to listen to as well.
  2. 2010 saw Ferrari make all the headlines for all the wrong reasons.  Felipe Massa's radio communications seemed to suggest that the team was using team orders - directly or indirectly - which was banned at the time.  He let through his teammate Fernando Alonso - who was ahead of Massa in the World Championship standings at the time, interestingly enough - to finish 2nd in the race.
  3. Niki Lauda survived a terrifying accident at the old Nordschleife in 1976.  The severe burns he suffered are still visible today and it was down to the help from other drivers, who stopped on-track, that his life was saved.
  4. In this clip, Niko Rosberg takes us through a lap of the current Nürburgring whilst tracing the circuit blindfolded with a marker pen.  Any excuse to make a feature interesting, huh?

So what does the 2011 race at the Nürburgring hold?  It's generally not a popular circuit with drivers and fans alike; on the other hand, perhaps the new overtaking aids will push everyone's opinions in the opposite direction.  We'll just have to wait 'til Sunday to find out.

cmcb

567 responses

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:10

    hullo fine new daily. excellent darts update, have only heard of phil, but i'm already much wiser.

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:11

    Good. I'm glad to hear it. Honestly, darts is on the up.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:13

    all i know about it now is that crofty likes it (and what i've just read). i used to know everyone when bullseye was on the tv.

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:13

    Crofty commentates on the BDO darts - that's the darts they show on the BBC.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:14

    Crofty commentates on the BDO darts - that's the darts they show on the BBC.

    ahh yes!

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:16

    Have you watched the updated version of Bullseye on Challenge TV?

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:19

    Have you watched the updated version of Bullseye on Challenge TV?

    eh? noooo! who's presenting/

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:20

    It was on a couple of years ago on. It was presented by Dave Spikey. Tony Green still did the scoring.

  • RG20/07/2011 at 23:21

    Phil Taylor is going through my theory that I've named the Tiger Woods phase, where everyone still goes on about how great he is, knows he hasn't won in a while, but isn't really commenting that he's probably well past his peak.

    And don't forget Paul Nicholson, who's for some reason would rather say he's from Australia than Newcastle...

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:21

    It was on a couple of years ago on. It was presented by Dave Spikey. Tony Green still did the scoring.

    hehe.

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:21

    And don't forget Paul Nicholson, who's for some reason would rather say he's from Australia than Newcastle...

    ouch, why?

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:22

    And don't forget Paul Nicholson, who's for some reason would rather say he's from Australia than Newcastle...

    He was born in Newcastle but grew up in Australia. He's living in the UK again, though.

  • RG20/07/2011 at 23:22

    ouch, why?

    I think he was raised there. Still hurts though, badly.

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:23

    Especially when he has a strong Newcastle accent.

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

    He was born in Newcastle but grew up in Australia. He's living in the UK again, though.

    we'll claim anyone that looked at Australia on a map. But only if they're good.

  • RG20/07/2011 at 23:24

    we'll claim anyone that looked at Australia on a map. But only if they're good.

    Worked for them in the Ashes.

    And with that I'm off...

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:26

    Okay, toodloo for noo. :)

  • The Boston Red Scott20/07/2011 at 23:26

    Worked for them in the Ashes.

    sounds like a sport I used to care about ;)

    catchya later RG

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 23:27

    we'll claim anyone that looked at Australia on a map. But only if they're good.

    :D

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 23:27

    Fab daily, thanks Colin.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:28

    we'll claim anyone that looked at Australia on a map. But only if they're good.

    yesterday a colleague and I got into an argument over who owns Russell Crowe. Neither of us wanted him.

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:28

    You're welcome. :)

  • Christine20/07/2011 at 23:29

    yesterday a colleague and I got into an argument over who owns Russell Crowe. Neither of us wanted him.

    Hehehe!

  • Colin M...20/07/2011 at 23:32

    I'm gonna have to go too. It's half past midnight here. Tata.

  • Journeyer20/07/2011 at 23:37

    Oooh, darts in the daily!

    Ooooone-hundred and EIIIIGHTY! :D

    #nothere, #justsaying ;)

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:37

    Over the past week or so I've decided I might have to unfollow Jake Humphrey because his tweets kind of make me dislike him.

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 23:38

    Shall listen to Joe after work Thursday as I've run out of time (trying a new regime of getting to bed before 1am on weeknights..).

    But I thought I should mention these while they were in my head:

    - Travis Pastrana is the first name to be announced to try for IndyCar's $5m prize at Las Vegas. Optimistic..

    - A great article by Toby Moody slapping down the MotoGP riders for being stupid about the radiation risk in Japan, citing XKCD's chart. :) http://plus.autosport.com/free/feature/3685/why-motogp-has-to-go-to-japan/ (in Plus but is free)

  • Journeyer20/07/2011 at 23:38

    Over the past week or so I've decided I might have to unfollow Jake Humphrey because his tweets kind of make me dislike him.

    Dislike Jake? Whyyyy?

  • Pat W20/07/2011 at 23:38

    #nothere, #justsaying ;)

    :D

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:40

    Dislike Jake? Whyyyy?

    hashtag abuse mainly :D

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:42

    Ooooone-hundred and EIIIIGHTY! :D

    :)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:42

    Dislike Jake? Whyyyy?

    hashtag abuse mainly :D

    blimey

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:43

    blimey

    Hi my name is #Jake blah blah blah #bbcf1 #bbcf1 #gettingfitter #thisisahastag

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:44

    Hi my name is #Jake blah blah blah #bbcf1 #bbcf1 #gettingfitter #thisisahastag

    i'll have to pay more attention. think he's getting to smart for his own good?

  • Sidepodcast Update20/07/2011 at 23:45
  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:45

    i'll have to pay more attention. think he's getting to smart for his own good?

    it kinds of comes off that way, all the self congratulating gets a bit old too

    A billion people watched #bbcf1 last weekend, how amazing are we! strength to strength! yay for us! #bbcf1!

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:46

    A billion people watched #bbcf1 last weekend, how amazing are we! strength to strength! yay for us! #bbcf1!

    ahh yes. but worried about his job i'd guess. at least he cares enough to want to keep it, i'd be off prepping for the olympics if i were him.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:51

    ahh yes. but worried about his job i'd guess. at least he cares enough to want to keep it, i'd be off prepping for the olympics if i were him.

    He should be able to sleep knowing that if and when the BBC do drop the F1 he's probably the only one guaranteed to keep working for them :D

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:52

    He should be able to sleep knowing that if and when the BBC do drop the F1 he's probably the only one guaranteed to keep working for them :D

    also true. brundle will have a job wherever it goes though.

  • Amy20/07/2011 at 23:54

    also true. brundle will have a job wherever it goes though.

    for sure. he's like a little network pinball :)

  • Mr C20/07/2011 at 23:55

    for sure. he's like a little network pinball :)

    hehehehhe

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 00:02

    2012 Aus GP has launched.

    “We are excited to announce that we’ll be launching an all new female focused Grand Prix experience titled the Ladies Lounge,” he said.

    “Held at Albert Park’s iconic restaurant The Point, the Ladies Lounge will target female fans providing an exclusive race day experience including three-course meal, fashion parades, massages and pedicures.”

    Surely that's not targeting female fans so much as females who get dragged along by their husbands/boyfriends? The last thing I'd be interested in on a race weekend would be a fashion parade and a pedicure. Gah.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 00:04

    Surely that's not targeting female fans so much as females who get dragged along by their husbands/boyfriends? The last thing I'd be interested in on a race weekend would be a fashion parade and a pedicure. Gah.

    sounds exactly like that! how far is it from the track?

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 00:08

    sounds exactly like that! how far is it from the track?

    it's just inside it, beside the lake

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 00:10

    it's just inside it, beside the lake

    i'll try a do a post about it tomorrow. i like that they're trying, but they could've been more honest :)

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 00:11

    i'll try a do a post about it tomorrow. i like that they're trying, but they could've been more honest

    I feel like the AGPC fail at a lot of things #blametweetdeck

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 00:11

    I feel like the AGPC fail at a lot of things #blametweetdeck

    :) :)

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 00:11

    Surely that's not targeting female fans so much as females who get dragged along by their husbands/boyfriends? The last thing I'd be interested in on a race weekend would be a fashion parade and a pedicure. Gah.

    "I want to be seen at the Grand Prix because it is a big social event, but without having to do all that noisy car stuff"

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 00:12

    "I want to be seen at the Grand Prix because it is a big social event, but without having to do all that noisy car stuff"

    Bingo

    The Ladies Lounge will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the event and will allow fans to get dressed up and experience the fun of the Grand Prix, whilst relaxing and soaking up the stylish ambience.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 00:20

    The Ladies Lounge will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the event and will allow fans to get dressed up and experience the fun of the Grand Prix, whilst relaxing and soaking up the stylish ambience.

    sounds like monaco.

  • Bert21/07/2011 at 00:24

    The Ladies Lounge will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the event and will allow fans to get dressed up and experience the fun of the Grand Prix, whilst relaxing and soaking up the stylish ambience.

    MMMmmmmm Laaaddddiiiieeessssssss....

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:18

    MMMmmmmm Laaaddddiiiieeessssssss....

    :)

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 01:36

    Worlds biggest McDonalds to be inside Olympic Park. Someone must have told them I'm coming.

    Mmmmmm cheeseburgers.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:41

    Shutterfly editing of their little photo books is driving me nuts.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:41

    Shutterfly editing of their little photo books is driving me nuts.

    i have no idea what that means?

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:44

    i have no idea what that means?

    hehe

    Same for me earlier when you said "pass" to whether Lion would fix the thumbnail preview issues in Snow Leopard. Why does that happen, anyway?

    Okay, so Shutterfly is an online photo service and because I did lots of TripAdvisor reviews they gave me a free photo book of any of my photos I want. I've been selecting them and editing my little book for hours.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:46

    Okay, so Shutterfly is an online photo service and because I did lots of TripAdvisor reviews they gave me a free photo book of any of my photos I want. I've been selecting them and editing my little book for hours.

    but it's not as fun as the iphoto one?

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:47

    but it's not as fun as the iphoto one?

    It's not as fun.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:48

    Same for me earlier when you said "pass" to whether Lion would fix the thumbnail preview issues in Snow Leopard. Why does that happen, anyway?

    ahh, i meant - "i have no idea why it does it, or if it'll be fixed. christine didn't have the issue before the upgrade and she's the only one with lion.

    *shrugs*

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:50

    ahh, i meant - "i have no idea why it does it, or if it'll be fixed. christine didn't have the issue before the upgrade and she's the only one with lion.

    oh, ok. I thought you knew and you didn't want to go into it because you had before and I missed it or it was too annoying or something.

    I'm glad I asked. :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:51

    oh, ok. I thought you knew and you didn't want to go into it because you had before and I missed it or it was too annoying or something.

    ah no. "pass" like in a quiz show :)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:52

    Hey, I was looking into UK immigration. They've reduced the number of visas they're going to issue per year to 20,000 or so and it will be harder to get there. And they took away the general one I would have applied for.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:55

    Hey, I was looking into UK immigration. They've reduced the number of visas they're going to issue per year to 20,000 or so and it will be harder to get there. And they took away the general one I would have applied for.

    ooh, bugger. can you not marry someone from the comments instead? you could hold the wedding at the williams factory...

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:56

    ooh, bugger. can you not marry someone from the comments instead? you could hold the wedding at the williams factory...

    Sure. Can we then live in the Renault bunker or wherever that was so I can do my voice overs from home?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:57

    Sure. Can we then live in the Renault bunker or wherever that was so I can do my voice overs from home?

    ummmm. not sure that was for rent :)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 01:58

    ummmm. not sure that was for rent :)

    Well, maybe we can do a podcasters commune and build or find a space that is quiet and we can rent it out to others.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 01:59

    Well, maybe we can do a podcasters commune and build or find a space that is quiet and we can rent it out to others.

    hehe, yeah noise is a nightmare. mowers especially this time of year.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 02:00

    hehe, yeah noise is a nightmare. mowers especially this time of year.

    My issue is a barking puppy next door. and loud air conditioning. and loud fridge. and mowers. Pat had issues with seagulls today.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 02:02

    My issue is a barking puppy next door. and loud air conditioning. and loud fridge. and mowers. Pat had issues with seagulls today.

    we used to have to turn the fridge off in one flat. always forgot to put it back on. never had air-con, but kids and dogs always cause grief. thankfully no more live shows, so at least we can pause these days.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 02:05

    i must call it a night.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 02:06

    i must call it a night.

    Good night :)

  • jpancoast21/07/2011 at 02:35

    we used to have to turn the fridge off in one flat. always forgot to put it back on. never had air-con, but kids and dogs always cause grief. thankfully no more live shows, so at least we can pause these days.

    Freshman year in college we had a used fridge.

    With a rattling compressor. Sounded like a bell, but at random times.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 02:39

    With a rattling compressor. Sounded like a bell, but at random times.

    Sounds interesting.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 02:40

    So jpan, did you say you're going to Austin next year?

  • jpancoast21/07/2011 at 02:44

    So jpan, did you say you're going to Austin next year?

    Barring disaster, yeah, I'll be there. Have a place to stay already (friends house)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 02:48

    Barring disaster, yeah, I'll be there. Have a place to stay already (friends house)

    Eric was asking for people interested to see about sharing a place. That weekend, June 17, may be okay for me, it may not be.

  • jpancoast21/07/2011 at 02:57

    Eric was asking for people interested to see about sharing a place. That weekend, June 17, may be okay for me, it may not be.

    Eric the baker? Don't need to share a place, but I've got half a dozen folks who can tell me where all the good BBQ is ;)

    I'm hoping Joe does an audience with for the race.

    I'm thinking there's a decent chance the date is going to change, though.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 03:01

    Man this would be so much easier with voice recognition ;)

  • Alison21/07/2011 at 03:03

    Man this would be so much easier with voice recognition ;)

    And there was me thinking I was the only one inexplicably up at 4am..

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 03:06

    And there was me thinking I was the only one inexplicably up at 4am..

    Well I'm not really inexplicably up. I'm quite able to name the reason I am up.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 03:14

    I'm thinking there's a decent chance the date is going to change, though.

    Do you think it will go later or earlier?

    Later, please. Then I can go.

    Hi Alex (and Nina). :)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 03:45

    Night all

  • Sidepodcast Update21/07/2011 at 05:45
  • Eric the baker21/07/2011 at 06:19

    Eric was asking for people interested to see about sharing a place. That weekend, June 17, may be okay for me, it may not be.

    I have a friend who owes me a favor and have a condo lined up for the week of Friday the 15th - Friday the 22nd.

    It's not perfect, because I can't check in until 5PM Friday, and it's an 1 hour 20 minutes S of the track. It does have private space for 6 adults, washer/dryer, full kitchen and stuff like that. It will be a comfortable place to stay. I don't feel like camping.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 08:04

    Morning everybody

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 08:29

    Morning everybody

    Morning, so will the announcement by Team Lotus be about today ?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 08:30

    Morning, so will the announcement by Team Lotus be about today ?

    Oooohh... I missed this...

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 08:34

    Oooohh... I missed this...

    http://twitter.com/#!/MyTeamLotus/statuses/93939340710912000

    we already know that Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is the best hotel Fernandes ever stayed in, Air Asia announced their venture with ANA in Japan :-)

    by the way, that Ritz is seriously amazing. need to go to check out their apparently super cool bar on 100++ floor

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 08:34

    Morning, so will the announcement by Team Lotus be about today ?

    Air Asia just did a tie up with ANA japanese airlines, maybe some of their logos?

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 08:37

    looking at the profil of today's TdF stage. that looks brutal ...

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:00

    did not see that one coming - Karun in for Trulli this weekend ...

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:00

    60 minutes until the shuttle lands...

    coverage has begun - not much to look at yet but after deorbit burn in ~30 minutes, there's a lot going on

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

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:03

    did not see that one coming - Karun in for Trulli this weekend ...

    Earlier than expected. I assumed Trulli would be retired after Monza

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:06

    Earlier than expected. I assumed Trulli would be retired after Monza

    says for this weekend only ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:07

    says for this weekend only ...

    I still expect Trulli to be retired after Monza though

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:08

    I still expect Trulli to be retired after Monza though

    ... and Fernandes says something about being close to conclusion of a deal with Trulli for 2012 ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:09

    ... and Fernandes says something about being close to conclusion of a deal with Trulli for 2012 ...

    Good golly, why??

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 09:10

    did not see that one coming - Karun in for Trulli this weekend ...

    Wow, well i guess they dont have the power steering untill the next race

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:11

    Wow, well i guess they dont have the power steering untill the next race

    They did say the steering update would be Hungary

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:16

    BBC weather update for the Nurburgring this weekend...

    wet, although not heavy rain

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 09:16

    They did say the steering update would be Hungary

    There were rumours he would do 2 races this year, 1 of which india

    I guess it made sense for trulli to miss this one whilst the car isnt to his liking

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 09:18

    Morning all.

    I still expect Trulli to be retired after Monza though

    Like in Blade Runner, you mean?

    They did say the steering update would be Hungary

    He should man up and get down the gym.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:18

    wet, although not heavy rain

    at least Bernie won't need the sprinklers

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:18

    I guess it made sense for trulli to miss this one whilst the car isnt to his liking

    the cars are never to his liking (and I deliberately typed cars, not car)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:19

    Like in Blade Runner, you mean?

    Absolutely; alas Trulli is more Daryl Hannah than Harrison Ford

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:21

    getting back to previous comment about that Ritz Carlton and Fernandes - the bar is on 118th floor... that would make one dizzy without having a drink. #musttry

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:22

    getting back to previous comment about that Ritz Carlton and Fernandes - the bar is on 118th floor... that would make one dizzy without having a drink. #musttry

    I get woozy on the 3rd floor of most buildings

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:22

    Absolutely; alas Trulli is more Daryl Hannah than Harrison Ford

    I've seen a lot of drivers compared to other people over the years but this one I doubt I'll see again :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:22

    I've seen a lot of drivers compared to other people over the years but this one I doubt I'll see again :)

    Probably true

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:22

    I get woozy on the 3rd floor of most buildings

    here 3rd floor is considered deep underground :-)

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 09:23

    Absolutely; alas Trulli is more Daryl Hannah than Harrison Ford

    And even more alas, more like Daryl Hannah in Splash than Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner...

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:23

    If you want to follow the shuttle with interactive google earth live telemetry/GPS

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/shuttle_google_earth.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 09:25

    And even more alas, more like Daryl Hannah in Splash than Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner...

    Does that make Heikki F1's version of Tom Hanks

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:26

    If you want to follow the shuttle with interactive google earth live telemetry/GPS

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/6540154

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:28

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/6540154

    where's Steven Roy? seems weird to be talking space without him! 30 minutes to go....

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:32

    where's Steven Roy? seems weird to be talking space without him! 30 minutes to go....

    he's having internet issues again.

    Good early morning

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:33

    Good early morning

    NIce to see I'm not the east coaster awake! Good morning.

    At least for Steven, this will be on TV

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:35

    NIce to see I'm not the east coaster awake! Good morning.

    i set my internal clock to wake up and it worked. 5:30am on the dot.

    It is sad to do this without Steven.:(

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:36

    i set my internal clock to wake up and it worked. 5:30am on the dot.

    You don't have electricity where you are?

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:38

    You don't have electricity where you are?

    hehe

    No, I just couldn't bring myself to set a regular alarm for 5:30. I'm still recovering from all the vacation excitement.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:39

    No, I just couldn't bring myself to set a regular alarm for 5:30. I'm still recovering from all the vacation excitement.

    so this was a "non essential" activity? :) I set the alarm. 17 minutes to go... Mach 20

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:41

    Always good to hear that initial radio communication after re-entry.

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:42

    so this was a "non essential" activity? :) I set the alarm. 17 minutes to go... Mach 20

    yes, and I set me dvr as a backup.I'm happy I have NASA tv.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:42

    Always good to hear that initial radio communication after re-entry.

    Totally agree - I drifted off for a second and they did it with so little fanfare I didn't even realise!

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 09:42

    Always good to hear that initial radio communication after re-entry.

    Our familiarity with the shuttle over the past 30 years or so has made us a little blasé about what an epic adventure each mission is. What a remarkable achievement it has been.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 09:43

    Phew, just in time.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:43

    Phew, just in time.

    as opposed to NASA ;)

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:44

    Our familiarity with the shuttle over the past 30 years or so has made us a little blasé about what an epic adventure each mission is. What a remarkable achievement it has been.

    I know NASA got annoyed the only way they make the front page is when something...(holds breath)

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:44

    I agree. Well said.

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:46

    I agree. Well said.

    for Stuart, and for Scott. :)

    I'm glad you made it Christine.:)

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:46

    W

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:46

    The live video is here and will have in shuttle camera showing the pilots view

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

    contains other links to ustream and different formats.

    11 minutes to go.

  • Kai mobile21/07/2011 at 09:47

    W

    I hate typing on the iPod

    Should have been:

    Wow. This is it.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:48

    I hate typing on the iPod

    :) I have a similar issue when writing emails on a bus and I hit send before I'm ready. awkward when I was only going to draft an email....

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:49

    i was a little concerned that the pilot didn't know where they were! He's drifting off the preferred line there....

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:51

    :) I have a similar issue when writing emails on a bus and I hit send before I'm ready. awkward when I was only going to draft an email....

    okay, I got to the keyboard.

    Shuttle is going 2.5 times the speed of sound.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:52

    Pilot cam! Awesome.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 09:52

    It's a bit dark.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:53

    It's a bit dark.

    Yeah.

    5:53am

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:53

    Was that the sound barrier?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:53

    sonic boom!

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 09:54

    Was that the sound barrier?

    Twin sonic booms! Fabulous.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:54

    yesterday the shuttle launched a tiny satellite

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=102379751

    go to about 1min 7 seconds. it looks like a shoe box being fired from a canon.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:55

    Oh, 7 times steeper than a commercial jet? eek. o.o

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 09:55

    It's a bit dark.

    It's on the dark side

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 09:55

    Seven times steeper descent angle than a commercial jet!

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:55

    It's on the dark side

    of the moon?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:56

    my local TV is showing this....I bet they're regretting showing a black screen...ooh HUD time!

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 09:56

    of the moon?

    :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 09:56

    It's a bit dark.

    Thats why they made it white #truestory

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:56

    runway at the top

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:56

    1 minute until the end of the shuttle program!

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:57

    yay landing. boo no more shuttles :(

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 09:57

    Aww. All I can see is a parachute. Probably a good landing though.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 09:58

    Aww. All I can see is a parachute. Probably a good landing though.

    Seemed like a good landing

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:58

    It's so quiet and normal and nonchalant about it all.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 09:58

    Seemed like a good landing

    better than I do on that iPad game

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:58

    Aww. All I can see is a parachute. Probably a good landing though.

    I'm sure the TV networks were kind of regretting taking this one live. No infra-red?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 09:59

    the speeches are more rehearsed than Vettel's.

    ooh infra red!

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 09:59

    that is breaking, from Mach14 to zero in 20 minutes ...

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 09:59

    I'm sure the TV networks were kind of regretting taking this one live. No infra-red?

    yeah. Someone was pushing for a daylight landing, to be sure. I mean, what are all those people there seeing? It must be amazing just to be there, though.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 09:59

    Hurley seems to have done a good job getting into the space program so quick after Lost finished

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:00

    that is breaking, from Mach14 to zero in 20 minutes ...

    :)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:00

    Hurley seems to have done a good job getting into the space program so quick after Lost finished

    The training program was intense.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:00

    The google earth config is a little off - the shuttle looks like it's buried into the runway. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/shuttle_google_earth.html

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:00

    yay landing. boo no more shuttles :(

    Yay landing. Yay no more shuttles

    (think im on my own here on this one)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:01

    Yay landing. Yay no more shuttles

    why?

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:01

    (think im on my own here on this one)

    yup you strange man :)

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:01

    Yay landing. Yay no more shuttles

    what's your angle? I"m open to discussion but to me it's the passing of my youth with no shuttles...

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 10:02

    I'm sure the TV networks were kind of regretting taking this one live. No infra-red?

    Doesn't seem like a good incentive to get on the front page of the papers for less tragic reasons, if you do all the good stuff in the dark!

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:02

    what's your angle? I"m open to discussion but to me it's the passing of my youth with no shuttles...

    Same here. It started when I was in middle school and now it's over.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:02

    Doesn't seem like a good incentive to get on the front page of the papers for less tragic reasons, if you do all the good stuff in the dark!

    Good point.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:03

    Doesn't seem like a good incentive to get on the front page of the papers for less tragic reasons, if you do all the good stuff in the dark!

    if NASA knew how much interest they'd get for the end of the shuttle mission, they might have milked this out for a few more years and funding opportunities.

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:04

    why?

    I like space exploration.

    The shuttle as nice as it is, is just a delivery van.

    We arent going anywhere in space if all the focus and resources are on a delivery van.

    Its perfectly nice, but i think it should have been a sideproject.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:04

    Did he just call that guy "Chunky"?

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:05

    Its perfectly nice, but i think it should have been a sideproject.

    It was designed to be, but people got so into it they wouldn't fund the bigger projects.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:05

    Did he just call that guy "Chunky"?

    i didn't hear this call but think I heard yesterday something like that. were there a bunch of nicknames of all the crew?

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:05

    We arent going anywhere in space if all the focus and resources are on a delivery van.

    We have no money or drive to do anything now. :( This is all we had.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:06

    I like space exploration.

    The shuttle as nice as it is, is just a delivery van.

    Okay... I don't have to have a massive argument with you then phew :)

    I thought you were about to wheel out the "space exploration is a waste of money" argument which is very easy to disprove.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 10:07

    I thought you were about to wheel out the "space exploration is a waste of money" argument which is very easy to disprove.

    Without it, no satellite TV!

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:07

    what's your angle? I"m open to discussion but to me it's the passing of my youth with no shuttles...

    Also its very old as well.

    it was concevied in the 70's

    The 1970s! Computers looked like this...http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kYou0sYtaeI/SX_THsDuhwI/AAAAAAAABBw/SES5Dxd6JfM/s400/_MG_0186ps_web.jpg

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:08

    We arent going anywhere in space if all the focus and resources are on a delivery van.

    Do you think the public's attention to recycling is to blame? I do kind of agree with your points though but I see this as a vital delivery service - like a delivery to an 1800s mid-west outpost or something. You need the delivery to keep going further out into the unknown

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:08

    it was concevied in the 70's

    Yeah, no good science happened before the 1990's.

    ;)

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:09

    It was designed to be, but people got so into it they wouldn't fund the bigger projects.

    Nasa should have killed it off before it killed them off, shame really.

    Had it all been happening today, they could have sold the shuttle to a business and gone back to pushing boundries.

    As it stands now they have nothing and are looking for business to do what they should be.

    But something will happen, competition could be just what space needs now

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:09

    Do you think the public's attention to recycling is to blame? I do kind of agree with your points though but I see this as a vital delivery service - like a delivery to an 1800s mid-west outpost or something. You need the delivery to keep going further out into the unknown

    Who is going to be supplying the ISS now?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:09

    The 1970s! Computers looked like this...http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kYou0sYtaeI/SX_THsDuhwI/AAAAAAAABBw/SES5Dxd6JfM/s400/_MG_0186ps_web.jpg

    I'm old enough to remember the 70s but thanks for a picture ;) you do know they've been upgraded since then though?

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:09

    Who is going to be supplying the ISS now?

    The Russians

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:10

    Who is going to be supplying the ISS now?

    A ten year old with a slingshot. and good aim. but seriously, the russians....

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:10

    As it stands now they have nothing and are looking for business to do what they should be.

    NASA is not looking for that, people are not willing to pay for it when they have no job.

    Pot stirrer. ;)

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:11

    I'm old enough to remember the 70s but thanks for a picture ;) you do know they've been upgraded since then though?

    hehe, my point was, look how much computers have changed since then, but the shuttle is still fundamentaly the same!

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:12

    A ten year old with a slingshot. and good aim. but seriously, the russians....

    hehe

    Is anyone else in serious development with any programs, private or gov't sponsored?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:12

    But something will happen, competition could be just what space needs now

    Commerical competition because the international competition didn't last past the 1980s....

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:13

    Is anyone else in serious development with any programs, private or gov't sponsored?

    there is also place called China spending big on space program ...

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:13

    Do you think the public's attention to recycling is to blame? I do kind of agree with your points though but I see this as a vital delivery service - like a delivery to an 1800s mid-west outpost or something. You need the delivery to keep going further out into the unknown

    The reusiblity was a problem.

    When you are using disposable rockets, each time you can refine and improve.

    They did some of that with the shuttle, but not to the level it would have been done with rockets

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:13

    hehe, my point was, look how much computers have changed since then, but the shuttle is still fundamentaly the same!

    You can't improve on excellence! joking...you make valid point Nick. and they're we all thought we'd be having a big argument with you....

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:13

    NASA is not looking for that, people are not willing to pay for it when they have no job.

    Without wanting to wade into the politics of it. NASA costs 3 cents a year to each US taxpayer. But the patents that NASA invented are held by the treasury not NASA so NASA actually contributes more than it costs technically, but because the funds are ringfenced it doesn't get declared like that. Tax payers feel like they are paying for it when actually they are being let off some tax because of it.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:14

    there is also place called China spending big on space program ...

    yeah, I wondered how it was going.

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:15

    yeah, I wondered how it was going.

    as good as money can buy, and there is no shortage of it in China ...

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:15

    You can't improve on excellence! joking...you make valid point Nick. and they're we all thought we'd be having a big argument with you....

    It's too early for that, and this is a moment I want to relish and not have some big disagreement. Life's too short.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:15

    as good as money can buy, and there is no shortage of it in China ...

    Yes, they have all of it, I think.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:16

    Yes, they have all of it, I think.

    They have so much they've lent everyone else some!

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:17

    Christine... I hope you are sitting down...

    You may know friend of Sidepodcast Em (Lou's Em)...

    She... I don't know how to break this to you... She uses upside down Smilies

    https://twitter.com/#!/belugabeluga/status/93974877169651712

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:17

    Without wanting to wade into the politics of it. NASA costs 3 cents a year to each US taxpayer. But the patents that NASA invented are held by the treasury not NASA so NASA actually contributes more than it costs technically, but because the funds are ringfenced it doesn't get declared like that. Tax payers feel like they are paying for it when actually they are being let off some tax because of it.

    Well said. It's more the idea of it, rather than the reality of it, that people don't want to fund or feel that they can't afford. Once again, lack of an informed opinion. :(

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:18

    . Life's too short.

    hear hear! and also if you're in the USA, too hot. I'm stepping away from the computer to prepare for work - and the summer heatwave - about 104 today with humidity factored in(40 Celsius).

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:19

    hear hear! and also if you're in the USA, too hot. I'm stepping away from the computer to prepare for work - and the summer heatwave - about 104 today with humidity factored in(40 Celsius).

    I dislike it immensely. I'm not a summer person.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:19

    hear hear! and also if you're in the USA, too hot. I'm stepping away from the computer to prepare for work - and the summer heatwave - about 104 today with humidity factored in(40 Celsius).

    Thanks for being here for this historic moment, neighbor. :)

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 10:20

    She... I don't know how to break this to you... She uses upside down Smilies

    Oh no!

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:20

    I dislike it immensely. I'm not a summer person.

    me neither. Boston seems to skimp on the spring and autumn/fall. I have a balcony that I never use because by the time I realise it's good weather, I have barely enough time to buy a deckchair before it goes the other way.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:20

    Oh no!

    oh yes.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:21

    Thanks for being here for this historic moment, neighbor. :)

    :) I'll pop by later hopefully. It's been fun people!

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 10:21

    Oh no!

    I think you might have to talk to her about it. I tackled the last one :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:21

    You can't improve on excellence! joking...you make valid point Nick. and they're we all thought we'd be having a big argument with you....

    It's too early for that, and this is a moment I want to relish and not have some big disagreement. Life's too short.

    Hehe, today is a good day :)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:25

    aha, yeah. It's Florida in July. Best not land them when they could all melt in the heat on the runway in midday sun. Hence the oh-dark-thirty landing time.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:26

    aha, yeah. It's Florida in July. Best not land them when they could all melt in the heat on the runway in midday sun. Hence the oh-dark-thirty landing time.

    I said 'hence' at 6:26am.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 10:26

    Tax payers feel like they are paying for it when actually they are being let off some tax because of it.

    The absurd mediocrity of such an attitude is infuriating. When you think back 50 years to JFK's declaration that the USA would put man on the moon "not because it is easy but because it is hard", it epitomised the mentality of a confident and inventive nation that felt it could achieve anything it set out to do, provided it tried hard enough. The American dream!

    The slow death of the shuttle programme has become equally symbolic, this time of a nation whose leaders (and I mean that in terms of big business, not just those at the tiller of government) have become dull, inward-looking and obsessed with the bottom line.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:28

    The slow death of the shuttle programme has become equally symbolic, this time of a nation whose leaders (and I mean that in terms of big business, not just those at the tiller of government) have become dull, inward-looking and obsessed with the bottom line.

    I agree.

    There's much less of a tendency for people to step out for bold endeavors anymore.

    #nopolitics

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:28

    The absurd mediocrity of such an attitude is infuriating. When you think back 50 years to JFK's declaration that the USA would put man on the moon "not because it is easy but because it is hard", it epitomised the mentality of a confident and inventive nation that felt it could achieve anything it set out to do, provided it tried hard enough. The American dream!

    different times, different priorities, different world order ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:28

    The slow death of the shuttle programme has become equally symbolic, this time of a nation whose leaders (and I mean that in terms of big business, not just those at the tiller of government) have become dull, inward-looking and obsessed with the bottom line.

    An indictment that could also be aimed at society as a whole for the most part I think.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:29

    "Trulli" is trending world wide.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:30

    "Trulli" is trending world wide.

    Wow - that's Trulli amazing

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:30

    That "joke" was inevitable by the way

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:30

    Wow - that's Trulli amazing

    :)

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:31

    "Trulli" is trending world wide.

    and all it took was to get out the car he does not like anyway :-)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:31

    and all it took was to get out the car he does not like anyway :-)

    Simple.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:31

    (re: NASA radio) it might not be Chunky but Chucky?

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:32

    (re: NASA radio) it might not be Chunky but Chucky?

    hehe! I just heard that, too. I like Chunky better. :D

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:35

    http://twitter.com/#!/H_Kovalainen/statuses/93991816696836096

    heikki obviously not ready to lend his car to anybody :-)

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:41

    heikki obviously not ready to lend his car to anybody :-)

    defiant. but aren't the drivers the last to know? I've never got into twitter so I'm pleased when someone actually shows what they're replying to without me clicking. #lazy

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:42

    defiant. but aren't the drivers the last to know? I've never got into twitter so I'm pleased when someone actually shows what they're replying to without me clicking. #lazy

    Apparently Narain found out about Ricciardo from Twitter

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:43

    Apparently Narain found out about Ricciardo from Twitter

    ... and we haven't hear from Narain ever since ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:44

    ... and we haven't hear from Narain ever since ...

    Shame though. While not an ace by any stretch of the imagination, he always came across as quite a nice enough fellow.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:44

    ... and we haven't hear from Narain ever since ...

    ouch!

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:44

    ... and we haven't hear from Narain ever since ...

    yes, Narain's last tweet announced his early morning flight to Valencia .... I am quite surprised by total lack of comments from him or Tata on that Ricciardo deal

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:45

    "helmets have left the building"

    astronaut humor.

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 10:48

    Shame though. While not an ace by any stretch of the imagination, he always came across as quite a nice enough fellow.

    his website still claims he is the fastest indian in the world (not to be mistaken with The World's Fastest Indian) - Karun may disagree with that :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:49

    his website still claims he is the fastest indian in the world (not to be mistaken with The World's Fastest Indian) - Karun may disagree with that :-)

    I bet the average speed Narain notched up in NASCAR will be quicker than Karun's average speed at the Nurburgring, with a near enough comparable top speed

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:50

    Ok everybody, more sleep for me. See you later.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:50

    bye kai

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 10:52

    Ok everybody, more sleep for me. See you later.

    how lazy, i'm off to work! bye everyone.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 10:53

    how lazy, i'm off to work! bye everyone.

    summer hibernation.

    Bye Scott.

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 10:53

    I bet the average speed Narain notched up in NASCAR will be quicker than Karun's average speed at the Nurburgring, with a near enough comparable top speed

    In a pickup truck?

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 10:55

    the AGPC got a bit of Ladies Lounge criticism on Facebook too, their reply was:

    " Hi Ladies, the Ladies’ Lounge appeals to a different market at the GP. For the motorsport fan (who are the majority of our patrons) the offering is pretty awesome! "

    well clearly it appeals to a different market, thats why saying its for female fans is stupid :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 10:56

    In a pickup truck?

    On the super speedways, they're pretty damn fast

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 11:01

    twitter.com/#!/H_…93991816696836096

    heikki obviously not ready to lend his car to anybody :-)

    I wonder if he'd be so confident about giving the same answer if the question had been about the Indian GP

  • F1Wolf21/07/2011 at 11:03

    I wonder if he'd be so confident about giving the same answer if the question had been about the Indian GP

    can simply ask him :-)

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 11:03

    can simply ask him :-)

    it was a mean question to ask in the first place :-)

  • Sidepodcast Update21/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Christine21/07/2011 at 11:59

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/21/the-open-university-try-before-you-buy/

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 12:00

    Love this from Lotus: Busy day for us with media today - Karun's obviously attracting a lot of interest http://lockerz.com/s/122220508

    Something tells me Trulli has never been that popular :)

  • RG21/07/2011 at 12:17

    Some thoughts on my favourite team in Formula 1... http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/the-italian-and-the-indian/

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:17

    Love this from Lotus: Busy day for us with media today - Karun's obviously attracting a lot of interest http://lockerz.com/s/122220508

    Im not sure what I would ask him, beyond this...

    So you are driving this weekend?

    -Yes

    Are you happy about that?

    -Yes

    Are you going to try and make the most of this oppertunity?

    -Yes

    ...I didnt even need to queue!

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:19

    Some thoughts on my favourite team in Formula 1... northernwaffler.w…n-and-the-indian/

    Someones grumpity!

  • RG21/07/2011 at 12:20

    Someones grumpity!

    I just couldn't help myself.

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 12:20

    Im not sure what I would ask him, beyond this...

    why are you driving this weekend would be a good question

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:21

    why are you driving this weekend would be a good question

    Because Racing Driver

    :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:21

    Someones grumpity!

    I just couldn't help myself.

    I'll be sure to watch out if virgin try a replacent for Timo!

  • RG21/07/2011 at 12:22

    I'll be sure to watch out if virgin try a replacent for Timo!

    It would probably end up being more than a blog post for sure.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:23

    why are you driving this weekend would be a good question

    ££

    (but probably not ££££££££)

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:26

    Switching into taking-issue-with-the-daily mode...

    It's generally not a popular circuit with drivers and fans alike

    Fans watching on TV maybe. Local fans? Mad for it.

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:27

    why are you driving this weekend would be a good question

    ££

    (but probably not ££££££££)

    You dont think its part of a noise reduction strategy?

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 12:27

    Amazon are having a big Kindle sale

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=s9_dnav_bw_feat?ie=UTF8&docId=1000705681&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1A52YYX

    uh oh.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:32

    Amazon are having a big Kindle sale

    oooh.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:33

    You dont think its part of a noise reduction strategy?

    Having one fewer person complaining would certainly be a good thing.

    Amazon are having a big Kindle sale

    *puts fingers in ears*

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:34

    In other news, what's your definition of "midday"? I was expecting a call then, and it has not materialised. Have now missed lunch with Mrs C, causing MASSIVE TROUBLE.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 12:34

    oooh.

    i'll take one of everything please.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:35

    Fans watching on TV maybe. Local fans? Mad for it.

    surely the problem is, that it's called the nurburgring, but it isn't really?

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:41

    surely the problem is, that it's called the nurburgring, but it isn't really?

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 12:43

    I quite like the Nurburgring actually - both of them

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:45

    In other news, what's your definition of "midday"? I was expecting a call then, and it has not materialised. Have now missed lunch with Mrs C, causing MASSIVE TROUBLE.

    Here it runs from about 11:45 - 3:30

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:46

    Right, that's it.

    I'm swapping to the laptop so's I can watch the Tour de France. Very spiteful of the course designers to put the highest climb right at the end of several high climbs.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 12:46

    Here it runs from about 11:45 - 3:30

    Oh good grief!

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:47

    Oh good grief!

    :) :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 12:47

    For the one or two that are vaguely interested, Kotaro Sakurai won all three Rookie Class races in the British F3 series at the weekend.................

    ..............because he is now the sole competitor

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:47

    Oh good grief!

    Some people went for 'lunch' about 2 -its 4:45 and they are yet to re-appear!

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:49

    kindle sale for kathi: http://amzn.to/pkVE0J

    and for those in the uk: http://amzn.to/np3v9m

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 12:51

    and for those in the uk: http://amzn.to/np3v9m

    hooray for sharing the love internationally!

    I spent no money but I did download 12 samples and will no doubt end up buying some of them :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:51

    Here it runs from about 11:45 - 3:30

    Oh good grief!

    The other thing which annoys some people here is "i will meet you after 3pm"

    ..this could mean any time between 3-7pm

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:53

    hooray for sharing the love internationally!

    sounds like from @eligp that buying in spain is a bit more tricky though. but yay for kindle sales.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:54

    For the one or two that are vaguely interested, Kotaro Sakurai won all three Rookie Class races in the British F3 series at the weekend.................

    ..............because he is now the sole competitor

    did he go out on track?

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:55

    sounds like from @eligp that buying in spain is a bit more tricky though. but yay for kindle sales.

    I cant buy from the us store, the kindle app on the ipad sends me there so i cant get into the the UK one... grrr

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 12:55

    sounds like from @eligp that buying in spain is a bit more tricky though. but yay for kindle sales.

    with so many books available that i've never heard of, as I scroll through them I am 100% judging them by their covers :D If you too judge books by their covers feel free to discuss with us on the Sidepodcast Shelfari group. Plug plug plug.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 12:57

    sounds like from @eligp that buying in spain is a bit more tricky though. but yay for kindle sales.

    that problem is becoming less and less in Australia, when I first got Alistair every second book I wanted to buy was not available. It's not too smart of the publishers, not being able to buy it on Kindle doesn't send me to the local bookstore, it sends me to .pdf files and Calibre :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:57

    with so many books available that i've never heard of, as I scroll through them I am 100% judging them by their covers :D If you too judge books by their covers feel free to discuss with us on the Sidepodcast Shelfari group. Plug plug plug.

    (hearts)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 12:58

    that problem is becoming less and less in Australia, when I first got Alistair every second book I wanted to buy was not available. It's not too smart of the publishers, not being able to buy it on Kindle doesn't send me to the local bookstore, it sends me to .pdf files and Calibre :)

    you have your own local ibooks store, though don't you. surely that must be cheaper than amazon.com?

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 12:58

    I dont think i have ever seen a self starting f1 car, http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93204

    they all have to be able to do it in 2014

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 12:59

    Manipe on the prowl...

    @ManipeF1: FIA confirms 15,000 rpm limit? Yup, three weeks ago: http://mf1.ie/n/a/12373/ #F1

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 12:59

    did he go out on track?

    he still has to race to garner the results

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:01

    you have your own local ibooks store, though don't you. surely that must be cheaper than amazon.com?

    Christines book is $4 on Amazon and $5.99 in the iBook store.

    I don't know if this applies to all books though, I prefer reading on Alistair so Amazon is my preferred shop.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:01

    with so many books available that i've never heard of, as I scroll through them I am 100% judging them by their covers :D If you too judge books by their covers feel free to discuss with us on the Sidepodcast Shelfari group. Plug plug plug.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:01

    he still has to race to garner the results

    madness.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:01

    Everything I've looked at on iBooks is more expensive than Amazon.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 13:01

    madness.

    Yep

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 13:04

    Looks like the first driver for IndyCar's Las Vegas five was selected - Travis Pastrano

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:04

    Everything I've looked at on iBooks is more expensive than Amazon.

    The Jobs giveth, the Jobs taketh away...

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:06

    Right, am installed in front of the TDF on the tele and the laptop is plugged in. Hmm. Multi tasking is proving more difficult than I thought,

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 13:06

    Looks like the first driver for IndyCar's Las Vegas five was selected - Travis Pastrano

    Hope they let him do some backflips!

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:07

    Hope they let him do some backflips!

    Will he be driving something quicker than a Subaru? ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 13:08

    Right, am installed in front of the TDF on the tele and the laptop is plugged in. Hmm. Multi tasking is proving more difficult than I thought,

    Multi-tasking? Laptop?? Tele??? Soon you'll be making tea as well..!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LhETezcvaDk/S8EgPcUvDmI/AAAAAAAAAH4/A4Ux8gD-mX8/s1600/Screenshot_Cinema_Ted_Dougal.jpg

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:08

    Am getting filthy looks from the cats every time I move or make a sound.

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 13:08

    Will he be driving something quicker than a Subaru? ;)

    Oh, he drives too!

    that i didnt know

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:08

    Christines book is $4 on Amazon and $5.99 in the iBook store.

    american or australian dollars?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 13:08

    Hope they let him do some backflips!

    Probably not the best in an IndyCar

    ;)

    Wonder if Ken Block is still interested..?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 13:09

    Oh, he drives too!

    that i didnt know

    He's also testing a NASCAR Nationwide this week too

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:10

    american or australian dollars?

    AU

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:10

    AU

    but kindle isn't in AU dollars is it, or am i confused?

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 13:10

    Right, am installed in front of the TDF on the tele and the laptop is plugged in. Hmm. Multi tasking is proving more difficult than I thought,

    Phil Liggett is hypnotic.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:10

    american or australian dollars?

    although Amazon is $US I guess which means it's even cheaper. $4 US is $3.72 AU.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:11

    but kindle isn't in AU dollars is it, or am i confused?

    no, our dollar got so strong that I started mentally converting it as $1=$1 a few months back :D

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:12

    Oh, he drives too!

    that i didnt know

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdXJYc4CpXA

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:12

    no, our dollar got so strong that I started mentally converting it as $1=$1 a few months back :D

    interesting. i'd assumed with your own store in your own currency things would be cheaper.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:12

    interesting. i'd assumed with your own store in your own currency things would be cheaper.

    when Apple finally made our apps cheaper they didn't touch any of the books/music/video so they're all still rather overpriced :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:13

    when Apple finally made our apps cheaper they didn't touch any of the books/music/video so they're all still rather overpriced :)

    ahhhhhhh, understood. kindle it is then :)

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:14

    with so many books available that i've never heard of, as I scroll through them I am 100% judging them by their covers :D If you too judge books by their covers feel free to discuss with us on the Sidepodcast Shelfari group. Plug plug plug.

    Hey that's my job ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 13:14

    I just placed a picture of the Nordschleife on my screen saver - that'll keep me sane for the next couple of days

  • RG21/07/2011 at 13:16

    This has got to be worth so many #rankings points:

    http://twitter.com/#!/NobleF1/statuses/94032870779273216

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:17

    So, I've got no work done and I have no idea what's going on in the stage.

    #multitaskingfail

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:17

    This has got to be worth so many #rankings points:

    twitter.com/#!/No…94032870779273216

    heheheheheh!!!

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:17

    This has got to be worth so many #rankings points:

    Ha!

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:17

    This has got to be worth so many #rankings points:

    twitter.com/#!/No…94032870779273216

    awesome

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:17

    This has got to be worth so many #rankings points:

    heheh she didn't get far!

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:17

    So, I've got no work done and I have no idea what's going on in the stage.

    you should try installing lion too :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:18

    heheh she didn't get far!

    how long would it take to lap that at 60mph??

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:18

    twitter.com/#!/No…94032870779273216

    That must have taken a while.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:19

    how long would it take to lap that at 60mph??

    km/h, even worse :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:19

    km/h, even worse :)

    oh my...

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:19

    how long would it take to lap that at 60mph??

    A number of days ;)

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:20

    you should try installing lion too :)

    Thought I might wait until version 1.7.1!

    Besides, will have to soften Mrs C up to the fact that she will have to do gesture-based stuff on the trackpad when she uses the MacBook. She abhors people who stroke their iPads/smartphones ostentatiously...

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:21

    Thought I might wait until version 1.7.1!

    christine upgraded to lion yesterday and i had x2 app problems by sticking with snowy. no fair.

    Besides, will have to soften Mrs C up to the fact that she will have to do gesture-based stuff on the trackpad when she uses the MacBook. She abhors people who stroke their iPads/smartphones ostentatiously...

    hehe.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:22

    how long would it take to lap that at 60mph??

    20.8 minutes

    It's 20.8 km which makes the maths nice and easy :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:23

    20.8 minutes

    twenty minutes!? they must've thought he'd crashed.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:23

    It's 20.8 km which makes the maths nice and easy :)

    rather 60km/h makes the maths easy

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:24

    twenty minutes!? they must've thought he'd crashed.

    Or that they'd stopped for - oh, let's not go there...

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:24

    Or that they'd stopped for - oh, let's not go there...

    #nopolitics ;)

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:24

    tennis fact of the day:

    Pavlyuchenkova served 25 double faults yesterday and still won in straight sets

    ahh WTA, you amaze me.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:29

    So, I've got no work done and I have no idea what's going on in the stage.

    I'm trying too. by "stage" do you mean Le Tour? (cycling) or are you a theatre director?

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:37

    Pavlyuchenkova served 25 double faults yesterday and still won in straight sets

    Sharapova should take note.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 13:40

    I'm trying too. by "stage" do you mean Le Tour? (cycling) or are you a theatre director?

    I want to watch the Tour but sadly I am in the office, and for the first time in ages with not a lot to do other than tidy up loose ends.

    So I have been hitting Google Reader instead. :) Apparently the England v India cricket match this weekend is the 2000th test match.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:42

    by "stage" do you mean Le Tour? (cycling)

    Yeah, that.

    Also need to pop to the garage and fit my new saddle, but I have the feeling that as soon as I do so the person who was supposed to ring "at midday" will call.

  • Journeyer21/07/2011 at 13:43

    This has got to be worth so many #rankings points:

    twitter.com/#!/No…94032870779273216

    Kinda reminds me of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhGJyLR6TI

    :D

    Hi all.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:43

    Christine... Are you around at the moment?

    I feel like I need to help you with Monopoly :)

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:44

    Also need to pop to the garage and fit my new saddle, but I have the feeling that as soon as I do so the person who was supposed to ring "at midday" will call.

    it's almost midday in twenty minutes somewhere in the world...

    cycling: big push on now. I must admit to not paying attention completely.

    Pat: can you watch vid? links are at http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:44

    I feel like I need to help you with Monopoly :)

    Stoopid game.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:44

    I feel like I need to help you with Monopoly :)

    hehehe!

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:44

    Stoopid game.

    I feel like I can help you :)

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 13:44

    Pat: can you watch vid? links are at http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/

    Nope, ta though

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:45

    So I have been hitting Google Reader instead. :) Apparently the England v India cricket match this weekend is the 2000th test match.

    I heard something on the BBC last few days about if there'll ever be a 3000th - due to "demise" of the sport. which hasn't happened. that's why australia has let england win a few test matches recently :)

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:45

    I feel like I can help you :)

    I did learn that the utilities take ages to get your money back on, but the trains are quite good.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:45

    Nope, ta though

    too bad :(

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:45

    My monopoly game tells me that there have been 6,640 on this iPad! I might play that a lot

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:46

    My monopoly game tells me that there have been 6,640 on this iPad! I might play that a lot

    games?

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 13:46

    Nope, ta though

    Well.. technically I can, but technically I can also be fired for watching video whereas text looks like text :)

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:46

    games?

    rolls!

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:46

    rolls!

    phew.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:47

    Well.. technically I can, but technically I can also be fired for watching video whereas text looks like text :)

    I understand. you should learn how to see The Matrix.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 13:47

    phew.

    that was quite the typo!

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:50

    random hint of the day - put an emergency contact phone number on the outside of your phone somewhere - or edit the lock screen wallpaper picture on your smartphone to contain a contact number. just a thought....

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 13:50

    random hint of the day - put an emergency contact phone number on the outside of your phone somewhere - or edit the lock screen wallpaper picture on your smartphone to contain a contact number. just a thought....

    hmm?

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 13:53

    random hint of the day - put an emergency contact phone number on the outside of your phone somewhere - or edit the lock screen wallpaper picture on your smartphone to contain a contact number. just a thought....

    Yes. You used to be able to preface the name of your emergency contact with ICE but that doesn't work with modern smartphones.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 13:53

    I heard something on the BBC last few days about if there'll ever be a 3000th - due to "demise" of the sport. which hasn't happened. that's why australia has let england win a few test matches recently :)

    I'm sure it'll be around for a while yet.

    We do like to ensure the continuity of the sport by developing this colonial talent..

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:53

    hmm?

    why hmm? I know it's random. I have an emergency contact in my wallet but sometimes I don't have that. I *always* have the phone though ;) no I'm not planning on doing dangerous things but sometimes there are crazy bus drivers...

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 13:53

    I did learn that the utilities take ages to get your money back on, but the trains are quite good.

    3 or 4 are good

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:54

    why hmm? I know it's random. I have an emergency contact in my wallet but sometimes I don't have that. I *always* have the phone though ;) no I'm not planning on doing dangerous things but sometimes there are crazy bus drivers...

    I figure if something happens to me someone would be smart enough to call either "mum" or "dad" from my contacts

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:55

    Yes. You used to be able to preface the name of your emergency contact with ICE but that doesn't work with modern smartphones.

    yeah I had that too, but once you lock the phone, it's useless right. Unless they created two "emergency" numbers. and that wouldn't get confusing now would it? one for the paremedics and one for your family.

    actually the other reason I put a contact number on the lock screen is in case I lose it somewhere.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:55

    I figure if something happens to me someone would be smart enough to call either "mum" or "dad" from my contacts

    but is your phone unlocked? And yes, I've called people's parents in the past for lost phones.

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:56

    but is your phone unlocked? And yes, I've called people's parents in the past for lost phones.

    yeah I don't keep a lock code on it, mainly for that reason because i'm good at losing things.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:57

    Knowing me, my phone would have no power in it anyway!

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:57

    yeah I don't keep a lock code on it, mainly for that reason because i'm good at losing things.

    at least you're honest :)

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 13:57

    Knowing me, my phone would have no power in it anyway!

    #sameperson

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 13:58

    Knowing me, my phone would have no power in it anyway!

    That's a good point. I have seen people with numbers written on the back of the phone. I always assumed that was because they couldn't remember their own number ;)

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 13:58

    F1Minute ping - http://www.f1minute.com/news/ferrari-confirm-departure-of-aldo-costa

    1 of 2.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 14:01

    F1Minute ping - www.f1minute.com/…ure-of-aldo-costa

    I was surprised to see "Honda confirm their departure from F1" in the related stories. was wondering what I missed? ;)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:02

    why hmm? I know it's random. I have an emergency contact in my wallet but sometimes I don't have that. I *always* have the phone though ;) no I'm not planning on doing dangerous things but sometimes there are crazy bus drivers...

    ahh, i see. if get toasted, i'm not worried who finds out or when.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 14:02

    F1 Minute - http://www.f1minute.com/news/karun-chandhok-to-replace-jarno-trulli-for-lotus-in-germany

    2 of 2.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 14:02

    I was surprised to see "Honda confirm their departure from F1" in the related stories. was wondering what I missed? ;)

    They departed too :)

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 14:04

    ahh, i see. if get toasted, i'm not worried who finds out or when.

    But what if you're just singed? ;) you could put organ donor on the phone then, if you are ;)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:04

    But what if you're just singed? ;) you could put organ donor on the phone then, if you are ;)

    true, but then... i don't actually have a phone.

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 14:05

    They departed too :)

    weren't the almost saved by some guy? I seem to remember breaking that non-story and getting people's hopes up...

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:05

    weren't the almost saved by some guy? I seem to remember breaking that non-story and getting people's hopes up...

    ross brawn :)

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 14:05

    weren't the almost saved by some guy? I seem to remember breaking that non-story and getting people's hopes up...

    Indeedy: http://sidepodcast.com/post/a-different-kind-of-yuletide-saviour

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 14:05

    true, but then... i don't actually have a phone.

    whoa. cellular implant?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 14:06

    Indeedy: sidepodcast.com/p…-yuletide-saviour

    stupid Scott in Italy ;) good thing he doesn't show his face around here anymore...

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:06

    whoa. cellular implant?

    no-one to call. and no-one needs to call me :)

  • Amy21/07/2011 at 14:06

    true, but then... i don't actually have a phone.

    I might do better without one, in the last month I have 17 missed calls and 2 that i actually took. People should learn not to call me because it's never in the same room as I am.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 14:06

    Right, I've now got SOME work done and I have SOME idea of what's happening in the TDF.

    Also have SOMEthing of a headache.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 14:06

    stupid Scott in Italy ;) good thing he doesn't show his face around here anymore...

    :)

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 14:07

    Wonky picture but still: New kerb outside the exit of T4! Not possible to go as wide as before, coming out of T4 http://yfrog.com/khffwdj

    http://twitter.com/xevipujolar/status/94045052254420992

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 14:13

    no-one to call. and no-one needs to call me :)

    I rarely use the phone part of my smartphone it's a portable email/net thing for me.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:13

    I rarely use the phone part of my smartphone it's a portable email/net thing for me.

    yeah, ipod & mifi for me.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:23

    am excited for the future of autosport, they're looking for someone to build:

    Rapid, highly-scaled data services using Mongo DB or Cassandra

    no idea what they have in mind, but it must be something massive and social to require that kind of heavy lifting. more here:

    http://www.jobsite.co.uk/job/php-developer-939531420

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 14:25

    Rapid, highly-scaled data services using Mongo DB or Cassandra

    People shouldn't allow geeks to choose names of things.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 14:25

    Rapid, highly-scaled data services using Mongo DB or Cassandra

    I have a sister called Cassandra. She probably won't go for the Autosport job though.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:26

    People shouldn't allow geeks to choose names of things.

    :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:28

    I have a sister called Cassandra. She probably won't go for the Autosport job though.

    hehe.

    bit too far away for me sadly, but it looks like an interesting role.

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 14:34

    Uh oh. Phone rings, getting up to answer it causes an extension cable shunt and two awake/irate felines. Phone stops after two rings. Cats still narked.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 14:37

    Uh oh. Phone rings, getting up to answer it causes an extension cable shunt and two awake/irate felines. Phone stops after two rings. Cats still narked.

    worst day ever! it's worse than the phone in the shining :)

  • Stuart C21/07/2011 at 14:38

    it's worse than the phone in the shining :)

    And "midday" is a long time ago...

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:06

    People shouldn't allow geeks to choose names of things.

    one of the other geeky new db structures is called couch db, you can tell a geek named that too :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:07

    one of the other geeky new db structures is called couch db, you can tell a geek named that too :)

    couchdb is awesome. keep trying to find a use for it :)

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:07

    I got distracted by a small person so I attempted to put my top monopoly tips on your blog: http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/20/i-love-monopoly-but-i-am-not-good-at-it/#comment-12748

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:08

    couchdb is awesome. keep trying to find a use for it :)

    reimplement lotus notes :)

    that's where it came from right?

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 15:09

    I got distracted by a small person so I attempted to put my top monopoly tips on your blog: mrschristine.com/…it/#comment-12748

    That's brillo. I was starting to figure that concentrating on one set was the key. Considering in that image I owned practically everything and was still losing.

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:10

    That's brillo. I was starting to figure that concentrating on one set was the key. Considering in that image I owned practically everything and was still losing.

    Yeah that was not a good sign :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:12

    that's where it came from right?

    did it? not a clue. i just like that it's all json data.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:15

    A bit delayed, but...

    2011 British Formula 3 Round of Paul Ricard (Rd 6)

    Race 1 - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/2011-british-formula-3-round-of-paul-rivard-rd-6-race-1-july-16th/

    Race 2 - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/2011-british-formula-3-round-of-paul-ricard-rd-6-race-2-july-17th/

    Race 3 - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/2011-british-formula-3-round-of-paul-ricard-rd-6-race-3-july-17th/

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:20

    Quick question: Have any of you been targetted by cleverly submitted Santander spam in your blog comments. Tis very annoying

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:20

    Quick question: Have any of you been targetted by cleverly submitted Santander spam in your blog comments. Tis very annoying

    Not that I've seen. Haven't noticed any spam in ages actually

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:21

    Quick question: Have any of you been targetted by cleverly submitted Santander spam in your blog comments. Tis very annoying

    nope?

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:21

    did it? not a clue. i just like that it's all json data.

    It was the guy who was in charge of the database side of lotus notes who knew that Lotus notes was hated as an e-mail system and was really upset that the baby was being thrown out with the bath water because there was some really really neat stuff

  • RG21/07/2011 at 15:21

    Quick question: Have any of you been targetted by cleverly submitted Santander spam in your blog comments. Tis very annoying

    I've only got some bloke complaining that they lost 4-0 to Juventus. Which isn't very good spam, nor relevant to any post I've done.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:22

    It was the guy who was in charge of the database side of lotus notes who knew that Lotus notes was hated as an e-mail system and was really upset that the baby was being thrown out with the bath water because there was some really really neat stuff

    nice one. hope it takes off. mysql drives me loopy.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:22

    I've only got some bloke complaining that they lost 4-0 to Juventus. Which isn't very good spam, nor relevant to any post I've done.

    :) :)

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:23

    Not that I've seen. Haven't noticed any spam in ages actually

    it's not being picked up by spam checker because it starts with a very sensible and well thought out comment, an absolutely genuine response that fits the article... before then having an ad and a link tagged on to the end

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:23

    nice one. hope it takes off. mysql drives me loopy.

    I use MS SQL most of the time, but a number of people I know swear by Postres rather than MySQL in the free space

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 15:23

    Rapid, highly-scaled data services using Mongo DB or Cassandra

    Apparently we are looking for a LAMP web developer

    ...lightbulbs are the new tablets

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:24

    I use MS SQL most of the time, but a number of people I know swear by Postres rather than MySQL in the free space

    yeah, tools for that are diabolical.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:24

    yeah, tools for that are diabolical.

    unless you reeeeeally (heart) the command line.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:24

    Apparently we are looking for a LAMP web developer

    ...lightbulbs are the new tablets

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov21/07/2011 at 15:25

    unless you reeeeeally (heart) the command line.

    nope :)

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:25

    I've only got some bloke complaining that they lost 4-0 to Juventus. Which isn't very good spam, nor relevant to any post I've done.

    perhaps Karun was substituted on in the second half and scored a hattrick?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 15:26

    it's not being picked up by spam checker because it starts with a very sensible and well thought out comment, an absolutely genuine response that fits the article... before then having an ad and a link tagged on to the end

    that's weird. Could there by spyware that latches on when somebody clicks "post comment"?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:27

    it's not being picked up by spam checker because it starts with a very sensible and well thought out comment, an absolutely genuine response that fits the article... before then having an ad and a link tagged on to the end

    a manual thing then?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:27

    that's weird. Could there by spyware that latches on when somebody clicks "post comment"?

    oooh, could be.

  • RG21/07/2011 at 15:27

    perhaps Karun was substituted on in the second half and scored a hattrick?

    Hmm, explains why he doesn't do every Friday practice.

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:28

    that's weird. Could there by spyware that latches on when somebody clicks "post comment"?

    my thought is it that it is being done manually as the link is F1 related, well Abu Dhabi GP if you can call that F1

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:29

    it's not being picked up by spam checker because it starts with a very sensible and well thought out comment, an absolutely genuine response that fits the article... before then having an ad and a link tagged on to the end

    Now that I have noticed in the past, but not recently

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 15:29

    oooh, could be.

    can you track IP of the user comment? I'd be curious as to what information could be gleamed from seeing the domain of the user. is there an email address submitted with the comment? maybe manually email them and see what happens? although then your email might get hit ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:30

    my thought is it that it is being done manually as the link is F1 related, well Abu Dhabi GP if you can call that F1

    Does it latch on to certain phrases and spam that way?

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:30

    can you track IP of the user comment? I'd be curious as to what information could be gleamed from seeing the domain of the user. is there an email address submitted with the comment? maybe manually email them and see what happens? although then your email might get hit ;)

    it's not every comment, or even every new commenter so it's very clever if it is that - will go have look around

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 15:30

    my thought is it that it is being done manually as the link is F1 related, well Abu Dhabi GP if you can call that F1

    you mean manually as in the person writes something on topic before posting the spam?

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:31

    can i have a "as predicted" on 8-speed gear boxes by the way?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:31

    can i have a "as predicted" on 8-speed gear boxes by the way?

    whu and eh?

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:32

    you mean manually as in the person writes something on topic before posting the spam?

    no, somebody is sitting around actually writing each spam comment

    "must comment monday sponsored by Santander"

  • Journeyer21/07/2011 at 15:32

    can i have a "as predicted" on 8-speed gear boxes by the way?

    whu and eh?

    8-speed boxes from 2014 - probably to counter the lower rev limit.

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:32

    can i have a "as predicted" on 8-speed gear boxes by the way?

    whu and eh?

    i tweeted it a few weeks ago

    8 speeds are in the 2014 regs

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:33

    can i have a "as predicted" on 8-speed gear boxes by the way?

    Saw that rumoured a few weeks back on twitter - is it definitely a goer?

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 15:33

    it's not every comment, or even every new commenter so it's very clever if it is that - will go have look around

    I'm not saying spyware can do what i proposed, but I'm just thinking how it could get there and be relevant text - have a search on google for the text posted. i wander if it looks at your blog post, then searches for similar content on the web, takes a comment that someone made on that, then posts it on yours...but with an advertisement. Or have I just invented a new system of spamming?

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:34

    Saw that rumoured a few weeks back on twitter - is it definitely a goer?

    it's in the regs (for now)

    2014 tech regs

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:34

    Or have I just invented a new system of spamming?

    Darn you!

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:34

    it's in the regs (for now)

    2014 tech regs

    I see - lots of very short spurts through gears then

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 15:35

    you mean manually as in the person writes something on topic before posting the spam?

    no, somebody is sitting around actually writing each spam comment

    i wrote that badly. what you said is what I meant, i.e. compose a response, add the spam into their response, then post. sorry for confusion

  • The Boston Red Scott21/07/2011 at 15:35

    Darn you!

    let's just let that gloss over...

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:36

    8 speeds are in the 2014 regs

    oh cool. why 8 speeds, more efficient?

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:37

    oh cool. why 8 speeds, more efficient?

    probably to counter the lower rev limit "as predicted by" Journeyer :-)

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:37

    probably to counter the lower rev limit "as predicted by" Journeyer :-)

    mind you, I'm wondering about turbo lag

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:38

    mind you, I'm wondering about turbo lag

    Can't imagine it being that critical tbh - tech has moved on so much since the last F1 turbos

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:39

    Can't imagine it being that critical tbh - tech has moved on so much since the last F1 turbos

    we're back into off-throttle exhaust territory though

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:40

    we're back into off-throttle exhaust territory though

    i thought feeding the diffuser was banned from next year, so it's irrelevant.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:41

    we're back into off-throttle exhaust territory though

    Off-throttle, hot, cold, medium blowing................................... :O

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/31143/mahnah_mahna/

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:43

    i thought feeding the diffuser was banned from next year, so it's irrelevant.

    who knows with the fia... if it was excuse to blame the diffuser in order to try to use aerodynamics as the reason for banning them that's fine

    but if it was burning extra fuel that was really bothering them, then they're facing a similar problem

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 15:44

    but if it was burning extra fuel that was really bothering them, then they're facing a similar problem

    Burning extra fuel, eh? I wonder how that extra GP in Russia is coming along...

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:44

    who knows with the fia... if it was excuse to blame the diffuser in order to try to use aerodynamics as the reason for banning them that's fine

    but if it was burning extra fuel that was really bothering them, then they're facing a similar problem

    joe said it was people needing to upgrade all their equipment, wind tunnels etc. so cost-cutting was a key reason.

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:45

    I love this 2014 rule:

    "Below 10500rpm the fuel mass flow must not exceed Q (kg/h) = 0.009 N(rpm)+ 5."

    I for one will be watching avidly to ensure that one is not broken

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 15:47

    Off-throttle, hot, cold, medium blowing................................... :O

    they've also got exhaust energy recovery in the regs, that's motive for keeping the exhaust blowing too

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 15:47

    they've also got exhaust energy recovery in the regs

    ooooh, finally.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 16:02

    keep getting grief about not making android apps, so i made one: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/making-a-start

    even getting that far was a miserable experience. gonna be a loooong summer.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/07/2011 at 16:09

    Right folks,

    Off to a gig in a while - shall be back later

    :)

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 16:19

    I see the mid season reviews have already started around the web... wouldn't it be nice to actually wait until we're actually past half-way?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 16:24

    I see the mid season reviews have already started around the web... wouldn't it be nice to actually wait until we're actually past half-way?

    the concept is silly anyway. last year the second half of the season bore almost no relation to the first.

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 16:25

    the concept is silly anyway. last year the second half of the season bore almost no relation to the first.

    i think the summer break makes a more natural point for reflecting on the year so far anyway

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 16:26

    i think the summer break makes a more natural point for reflecting on the year so far anyway

    i guess. can't imagine i'll be reading any. feels like content filler.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 16:47

    new promo video for renault and team lotus: http://www.renaultsportf1.com/Le-trace-du-Nurburgring-par-Team.html?lang=fr

  • Sidepodcast Classics21/07/2011 at 17:00

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

    - F1 Debrief - Against Each Other and Equally Rubbish

    Originally published 23/11/2009

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:04

    new promo video for renault and team lotus: www.renaultsportf…Team.html?lang=fr

    Is it on rotation at the AUTOSPORT site?

    Evening all

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:05

    I see the mid season reviews have already started around the web... wouldn't it be nice to actually wait until we're actually past half-way?

    Haven't we just done that if Silverstone was the mid point?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 17:05

    Is it on rotation at the AUTOSPORT site?

    not yet...

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:07

    8 speeds are in the 2014 regs

    oh cool. why 8 speeds, more efficient?

    Smaller torque band possibly

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:10

    keep getting grief about not making android apps, so i made one: sidepodcast.poste…om/making-a-start

    even getting that far was a miserable experience. gonna be a loooong summer.

    It'd be interesting to see if your experience echoes the general rule that iOS users are more likely to part with cash and the Android marketplace has a stronger tendency for ad-supported free apps

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 17:11

    It'd be interesting to see if your experience echoes the general rule that iOS users are more likely to part with cash and the Android marketplace has a stronger tendency for ad-supported free apps

    it won't ever be ad supported, so we won't be able to help there.

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:12

    it won't ever be ad supported, so we won't be able to help there.

    But to compare Android to iOS sales, I mean

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 17:13

    But to compare Android to iOS sales, I mean

    ahh yeah. my guess is it'll be less too.

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 17:13

    It'd be interesting to see if your experience echoes the general rule that iOS users are more likely to part with cash and the Android marketplace has a stronger tendency for ad-supported free apps

    Ios devices are more expensive which might suggest you will have more users with disposable incomes?

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 17:14

    Ios devices are more expensive which might suggest you will have more users with disposable incomes?

    And you also need to register a payment method too get the free apps in ios

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:14

    Ios devices are more expensive which might suggest you will have more users with disposable incomes?

    Naturally. But for a 59p app [or 69p as it is now, I think], should it make a big difference. Yet, it does apparently

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:14

    And you also need to register a payment method too get the free apps in ios

    No you don't

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 17:15

    No you don't

    didn't know that.

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 17:15

    And you also need to register a payment method too get the free apps in ios

    No you don't

    You dont?

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:16

    You dont?

    Some App Stores, you can still select Payment Method: None

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/07/2011 at 17:16

    You dont?

    I had to get have a credit card or voucher to set up an itunes account to open the app store?

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:17

    I had to get have a credit card or voucher to set up an itunes account to open the app store?

    I didn't for my US account. Like I said, some stores

  • Mav21/07/2011 at 17:17

    Haven't we just done that if Silverstone was the mid point?

    germany is the mid point

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 17:19

    germany is the mid point

    You're right

    I'm sure their were comments about GB being the half way mark. Then again, there was a lot of trumpet blowing in general

  • Alison21/07/2011 at 17:25

    I'm sure their were comments about GB being the half way mark. Then again, there was a lot of trumpet blowing in general

    Perhaps if Bahrain had gone ahead it would have been? I haven't given it much thought.

  • Sidepodcast Update21/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 18:11

    Evening all

    Who'se smart idea was it to tell Steps reform? I suppose you could say it's a tragedy...

    *tumbleweed*

  • Janna21/07/2011 at 18:16

    Who'se smart idea was it to tell Steps reform? I suppose you could say it's a tragedy...

    It was the last thing on my mind and better best forgotten or I'll be a deeper shade of blue ;)

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 18:18

    It was the last thing on my mind and better best forgotten or I'll be a deeper shade of blue ;)

    Could be worse. Could be 5ive...six seven eight.

    I'm so sorry.

  • RG21/07/2011 at 18:20

    I'm so sorry.

    Look at this chain reaction you have started, you'll be sorry if you ain't careful now.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 18:21

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/second-volume-of-365-f1-stories-available-now-on-your-kindle

    (meant to write that on sunday)

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 18:22

    Look at this chain reaction you have started, you'll be sorry if you ain't careful now.

    I can't think of any more of their songs :(

  • Janna21/07/2011 at 18:24

    I can't think of any more of their songs :(

    I think this is a good thing.

  • Alison21/07/2011 at 18:26

    I can't think of any more of their songs :(

    Thank goodness! I used to own a video where they taught you steps dance moves.

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 18:26

    I think this is a good thing.

    Hehehe.

    Although the only one of the steps I remember was H. I assume now he is friends again with I, J, K and L.

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 18:40

    Hehe Timo is setting the rules tonight at the drivers' hotel it seems

    https://twitter.com/#!/realTimoGlock/status/94112993700347904

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 18:45

    Hehe Timo is setting the rules tonight at the drivers' hotel it seems

    timo's house maybe?

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 18:55

    Making sweeping changes at the blog: http://mrschristine.com/

    No judgements yet though, please :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 18:56

    @StatesmanF1: Just did a lap of Laguna Seca on Google Street View. My time was about 10 minutes. http://bit.ly/oRxq6x #MotoGP

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 18:57

    No judgements yet though, please :)

    It looks great. :)

  • Janna21/07/2011 at 18:59

    No judgements yet though, please :)

    I like it, it's very clean looking, I like no fuss. Hope you will still be able to change the headers, I like that too.

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 18:59

    I like it, it's very clean looking, I like no fuss. Hope you will still be able to change the headers, I like that too.

    Yes, it still has custom headers an option.

  • RG21/07/2011 at 19:00

    Woo-flipping-hoo.

    http://twitter.com/#!/willbuxton/statuses/94117151362908162

    "Massive controversy in Germany. 10 teams in contravention of FIA regulations. So far only Lotus and HRT are legal (I think). No joke." - Will Buxton

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:00

    It looks great. :)

    Sorry, you said no judgments, but I couldn't help myself. I'll be quiet now. :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:00

    "Massive controversy in Germany. 10 teams in contravention of FIA regulations. So far only Lotus and HRT are legal (I think). No joke." - Will Buxton

    wha?

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:00

    Woo-flipping-hoo.

    twitter.com/#!/wi…94117151362908162

    "Massive controversy in Germany. 10 teams in contravention of FIA regulations. So far only Lotus and HRT are legal (I think). No joke." - Will Buxton

    Oh what now?

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:01

    Oh what now?

    they're the only two teams without a blown diffuser, aren't they?

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:02

    "Massive controversy in Germany. 10 teams in contravention of FIA regulations. So far only Lotus and HRT are legal (I think). No joke." - Will Buxton

    *rushes off too bookies for Heikki to win*

  • James21/07/2011 at 19:02

    they're the only two teams without a blown diffuser, aren't they?

    Virgin don't (or didn't have one)

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:03

    "Massive controversy in Germany. 10 teams in contravention of FIA regulations. So far only Lotus and HRT are legal (I think). No joke." - Will Buxton

    Bernie distraction to avert the bribery attention

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:05

    Making sweeping changes at the blog: http://mrschristine.com/

    No judgements yet though, please :)

    Very nice. Clean and structured.

    I want to steal the 'last few posts from this category' idea. :)

  • James21/07/2011 at 19:06

    Gets more intresting:

    MarussiaVirgin

    @willbuxton Ooh, what are we in the dock for?

    11 minutes ago

    willbuxton

    @MarussiaVirgin Sent you a direct message.

    1 minute ago

    Oh dear me :)

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:06

    "Massive controversy in Germany. 10 teams in contravention of FIA regulations. So far only Lotus and HRT are legal (I think). No joke." - Will Buxton

    That'll be fun...

  • RG21/07/2011 at 19:06

    Oh dear me :)

    Well its optimistic that the teams don't even know...

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:07

    Oh dear me :)

    virgin don't even know? i love twitter.

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:08

    Well its optimistic that the teams don't even know...

    Which makes it sound like someone's interpretation rather than an FIA ruling

    Come back when it's actual news Mr Buxton

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:08

    virgin don't even know? i love twitter.

    Or at least the PR tweety man doesn't know

  • James21/07/2011 at 19:08

    I'll bet Will has got it the wrong way round. HRT and Lotus have are the ones not complying. and the rest are fine.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:08

    I'll bet Will has got it the wrong way round. HRT and Lotus have are the ones not complying. and the rest are fine.

    Just heard from @marussiavirgin that they are also legal. MASSIVE! So 3 teams legal.

    diffuser then.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:09

    Well its optimistic that the teams don't even know...

    Which makes it sound like someone's interpretation rather than an FIA ruling

    Come back when it's actual news Mr Buxton

    Ah good point. Maybe one of those two teams has lodged a protest with the stewards of the meeting, and the stewards agree..

  • RG21/07/2011 at 19:09

    diffuser then.

    Why can't he just tell us, unless I'm mistaken, he is a journalist right?

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:10

    Why can't he just tell us, unless I'm mistaken, he is a journalist right?

    Attention seeking

  • James21/07/2011 at 19:10

    Why can't he just tell us, unless I'm mistaken, he is a journalist right?

    busy typing it up no doubt.

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:12

    busy typing it up no doubt.

    I hate this mentality of me first, "I've something to tell you but I can't tell you now"

    Accurate is better than quick

  • James21/07/2011 at 19:13

    I hate this mentality of me first, "I've something to tell you but I can't tell you now"

    that would be twitter's fault :)

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:17

    Apparently it's about the legality of overalls.

    Only in F1.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:19

    Apparently it's about the legality of overalls.

    Only in F1.

    Deary me. There was hardly any need for Buxton's drama then..

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:20

    Deary me. There was hardly any need for Buxton's drama then..

    I can't be the only one who finds Will Buxton very annoying anyways? Never seen the fuss in him

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 19:20

    Apparently it's about the legality of overalls.

    Wow. MASSIVE.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:20

    Deary me. There was hardly any need for Buxton's drama then..

    bless him. he needs a woman in his life.

  • RG21/07/2011 at 19:21

    I can't be the only one who finds Will Buxton very annoying anyways? Never seen the fuss in him

    I don't follow him anymore really, there's better journalists to follow.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:21

    I can't be the only one who finds Will Buxton very annoying anyways? Never seen the fuss in him

    I thought he was alright until a few weeks ago, have got steadily more bored..

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:23

    We should have a game where we guess what other F1 formalities Will Buxton makes a drama out of

    - HUGE news as 12 team principals could be banned from the sport for the incorrect jumper

    - Just found out the DEVASTATING blow for Sebastian Vettel - he's losing 5 brake horsepower

    - UNBELIEVABLE sight on my laptop as caps lock begins to become a pawn to my overtstatements

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:23

    We should have a game where we guess what other F1 formalities Will Buxton makes a drama out of

    a better game might be:

    what has buxton dm'd today?

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:23

    bless him. he needs a woman in his life.

    So do I but I don't go around saying something is a MASSIVE DRAMA when it is just poor stitching. :)

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:23

    what has buxton dm'd today?

    That needs a jingle :D

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:25

    So do I but I don't go around saying something is a MASSIVE DRAMA when it is just poor stitching. :)

    ha.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:25

    That needs a jingle :D

    YES>

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:27

    So do I but I don't go around saying something is a MASSIVE DRAMA when it is just poor stitching. :)

    I fear what would happen if he did Supermassive Black Hole on karaoke. Most overstated version ever.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:28

    I can't be the only one who finds Will Buxton very annoying anyways? Never seen the fuss in him

    SAME. I have to admit he's gotten under my skin since the first day he took over at Speed as the pit reporter.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:29

    - UNBELIEVABLE sight on my laptop as caps lock begins to become a pawn to my overtstatements

    hehe

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:29

    So do I but I don't go around saying something is a MASSIVE DRAMA when it is just poor stitching. :)

    haha. Too funny.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:33

    Only the FIA would come up with a rule like this. The overalls are illegal because the FIA logo on them is printed, not stitched. Madness. I'll tell you who'd love this... Steven. :)

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:34

    Only the FIA would come up with a rule like this. The overalls are illegal because the FIA logo on them is printed, not stitched. Madness. I'll tell you who'd love this... Steven. :)

    His ISP needs to get on the stick. It's a race weekend.

    And you don't want to make Steven angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:34

    Only the FIA would come up with a rule like this. The overalls are illegal because the FIA logo on them is printed, not stitched. Madness. I'll tell you who'd love this... Steven. :)

    I'm telling you, Bernie is pulling strings to get the heat off

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:34

    Only the FIA would come up with a rule like this. The overalls are illegal because the FIA logo on them is printed, not stitched. Madness. I'll tell you who'd love this... Steven. :)

    The FIA demand class I suppose. Makes sense as the final three letters of that word sums up their president rather well to me.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:35

    I'm telling you, Bernie is pulling strings to get the heat off

    Interesting.

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:35

    I'm telling you, Bernie is pulling strings to get the heat off

    He'll need to do a lot better than that!

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:35

    I'm telling you, Bernie is pulling strings to get the heat off

    embroidery reference?

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:36

    embroidery reference?

    That'd just give people the needle

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:37

    That'd just give people the needle

    Stickin' it to 'em, isn't he?

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:37

    That'd just give people the needle

    I don;t think this news needs a new thread personally :)

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:38

    I don;t think this news needs a new thread personally :)

    :)

  • Christine21/07/2011 at 19:38

    I don;t think this news needs a new thread personally :)

    Only takes a thimbleful of common sense.

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:38

    Only takes a thimbleful of common sense.

    Sow they say!

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:39

    Only takes a thimbleful of common sense.

    Sew true.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:40

    That'd just give people the needle

    They need to stop hemming and hawing and get on with the race weekend.

  • Kai21/07/2011 at 19:42

    We should stitch up this thread, dontcha think?

    Okay, I have actual stuff to do here...

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:43

    We should stitch up this thread, dontcha think?

    Okay, I have actual stuff to do here...

    It wouldn't be a normal day in the comments without puns :)

  • Pat W21/07/2011 at 19:47

    It wouldn't be a normal day in the comments without puns :)

    Current puns.

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:47

    Has anyone seen the new trailer to the new Spiderman film?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJQS16dGk0w

    It seems to just be the first film again but darker and more... Twilighty. Weird.

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:48

    Has anyone seen the new trailer to the new Spiderman film?

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=qJQS16dGk0w

    It seems to just be the first film again but darker and more... Twilighty. Weird.

    Also have we got to the point with hollywood films we're making remakes only a few years later already? Bah.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:55

    Also have we got to the point with hollywood films we're making remakes only a few years later already? Bah.

    don't forget studios didn't want to make inception, they only wanted batman 3, but that was the deal.

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:56

    Also have we got to the point with hollywood films we're making remakes only a few years later already? Bah.

    The marketing term is 'reboot'

  • Bassano21/07/2011 at 19:57

    don't forget studios didn't want to make inception, they only wanted batman 3, but that was the deal.

    Nolan is the Golden Cow at the moment, if he asked to do the next Smurf film, I think they'd draw the script up immediately

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:58

    don't forget studios didn't want to make inception, they only wanted batman 3, but that was the deal.

    Bleh, it's guaranteed cash for them. Gaming industry going through a very similar and very annoying phase right now. Recycled money over new ideas.

  • Mr C21/07/2011 at 19:59

    Bleh, it's guaranteed cash for them. Gaming industry going through a very similar and very annoying phase right now. Recycled money over new ideas.

    gotta sell those toys.

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 19:59

    gotta sell those toys.

    Noticed today the original Cars film sold over $10 billion in merchandising and whatnot. Mental!!

    It's not even their best film!

  • Turkey Machine21/07/2011 at 20:32

    bless him. he needs a woman in his life.

    No comment. Brij would rinse me....

  • Lukeh21/07/2011 at 22:06

    I have hatched a secret and devilish plan to draw attention to the homepage in tomorrow's daily *cue dr evil laughter*

    All for the price of... one miiiiiiiiiillion dollars!