Today is Tuesday, and I can't quite believe that it's almost the end of February already. That's both scary, and also very cool. The season will soon be here and I can no longer moan about the countdowns. It's close enough that counting down to the season is acceptable. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • This week's F1 Debrief is all up and ready for you to listen to. We discuss plenty of news from the past week and gather a lot of lovely feedback as well. If you're keen on the outtakes, I posted a couple on the daily post yesterday, and am pointing them out here as well: Mr C can't speak and Christine can't speak.
  • I also updated Christine's Rankings yesterday, in which Heikki Kovalainen got the most points. Unfortunately for him, they weren't all in the right direction. There are also notes on the Virgin Racing drivers, plus Webber gets his first (minus) points as well.
  • It looks as though Stefan GP have postponed and/or cancelled the test of their new car in Portimao. Apparently the downfall is the lack of tyres, which is down to Bridgestone. The tyre supplier aren't allowed to give them F1 tyres, and couldn't get GP2 replacements in time, so for now, the Stefan test is off.

That's all for now. Don't forget to vote on the latest part of Life in the Fast Lane. We're getting towards the end of the story now, so each vote is more and more important! I will see you in the comments.

1164 responses

  • me23/02/2010 at 00:11

    i didn't manage to get this done in time to make the daily, but html5 video tags have also been added to the site. this means embedded videos should be viewable on the iphone/android directly from the page.

    http://sidepodcast.com/video/

    still testing, yell if you spot anything odd. live show replays are currently not included as the length of them seems to give the iphone a headache.

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 00:11
  • guille230623/02/2010 at 00:51

    good evening....

  • me23/02/2010 at 00:52

    good evening....

    hello guille, what's new?

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 00:55

    hello guille, what's new?

    well, I leave the 'real' world for the darkness of the lab for a week and one team folds out, another almost, and the certain debut of an Argentinian in the F1 is not so certain any more. I should stop going to the lab...

    Other than that, recovering from a mountain trekking on Saturday. Much better than what I thought I would be by now :P

  • me23/02/2010 at 00:57

    well, I leave the 'real' world for the darkness of the lab for a week and one team folds out, another almost, and the certain debut of an Argentinian in the F1 is not so certain any more. I should stop going to the lab...

    he has money, he'll be fine.

    if i were renault, i'd be looking to ditch petrov asap.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 00:57

    good evening....

    hi

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 00:58

    well, I leave the 'real' world for the darkness of the lab for a week and one team folds out, another almost, and the certain debut of an Argentinian in the F1 is not so certain any more. I should stop going to the lab...

    It is changing quite quickly isn't it..

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 00:58

    if i were renault, i'd be looking to ditch petrov asap.

    Why?

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 00:58

    if i were renault, i'd be looking to ditch petrov asap.

    you think Dad's loan will be worthless in a few months? ;-)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 00:59

    A couple of things before I head to bed.

    First, Joe on Stefan... http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/the-belgrade-amateur-dramatic-society/

  • me23/02/2010 at 00:59

    you think Dad's loan will be worthless in a few months? ;-)

    it hasn't materialised yet, has it?

  • me23/02/2010 at 00:59

    A couple of things before I head to bed.

    First, Joe on Stefan... http://joesawa...eur-dramatic-society/

    just reading that. class :)

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 00:59

    Other than that, recovering from a mountain trekking on Saturday. Much better than what I thought I would be by now :P

    Oh, and my desktop computer's hard drive seems at the edge of dying... Luckily the warranty is still on.

  • me23/02/2010 at 01:00

    Oh, and my desktop computer's hard drive seems at the edge of dying... Luckily the warranty is still on.

    our vista machine died today. i tried to shed a tear.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:00

    Secondly, you'll remember IndyCar Race Control (their live online tv/timing feed). They've just released a new video, and they've given it an overhaul. It looks fantastic!

    http://ow.ly/16DDYX

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 01:00

    our vista machine died today. i tried to shed a tear.

    and you couldn't?

  • me23/02/2010 at 01:01

    and you couldn't?

    ;)

  • me23/02/2010 at 01:03

    Secondly, you'll remember IndyCar Race Control (their live online tv/timing feed). They've just released a new video, and they've given it an overhaul. It looks fantastic!

    http://ow.ly/16DDYX

    strewth!

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 01:03

    our vista machine died today. i tried to shed a tear.

    mine has W7 RC installed, but I don't boot on it since December I think. I'll try to re-install a clean Ubuntu and if it still has problems it will go back to the shop.

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 01:04

    Secondly, you'll remember IndyCar Race Control (their live online tv/timing feed). They've just released a new video, and they've given it an overhaul. It looks fantastic!

    http://ow.ly/16DDYX

    If I only had the bandwidth to use it! :-(

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:05

    If I only had the bandwidth to use it! :-(

    That is a problem I found with the old version. I hope the new one is better. Another problem is the lack of a main feed - you've got the 'leader cam' and lots of onboards (and they've made the viewscreen bigger this year I think) but not the tv feed. Still very impressive, especially the timing stuff they've added.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 01:08

    Secondly, you'll remember IndyCar Race Control (their live online tv/timing feed). They've just released a new video, and they've given it an overhaul. It looks fantastic!

    http://ow.ly/16DDYX

    Too much info and too many options. Perfect

  • me23/02/2010 at 01:09

    Too much info and too many options. Perfect

    :)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:09

    Too much info and too many options. Perfect

    better to be bombarded with info than be left asking 'why?' :)

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 01:11

    That is a problem I found with the old version. I hope the new one is better. Another problem is the lack of a main feed - you've got the 'leader cam' and lots of onboards (and they've made the viewscreen bigger this year I think) but not the tv feed. Still very impressive, especially the timing stuff they've added.

    I should be able to use the timing part, while watching the TV feed from the cable.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:11

    one more thing has just come to my attention via a tweet from F1B, and Ferrari's PR person is complaining again:

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/Pages/100222_GR_Per_chi_suona_la_campana.aspx

    The thirteenth team, USF1, appears to have gone into hiding in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the dismay of those like the Argentinian, Lopez, who thought he had found his way into the Formula 1 paddock, (albeit with help from chairwoman Kirchner, according to the rumours) and now has to start all over again. Amazingly, they still have the impudence to claim that everything is hunky-dory under the starry stripy sky.

    Next, we have the Serbian vultures. Firstly, they launched themselves into a quixotic legal battle with the FIA, then they picked the bones of Toyota on its death bed. Having got some people on board, around whom there was still a whiff of past scandals, they are now hovering around waiting to replace whoever is first to drop out of the game, possibly with backing from that very same knight in shining armour whom we mentioned earlier.

    This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA president.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:13

    one more thing has just come to my attention via a tweet from F1B, and Ferrari's PR person is complaining again:

    http://www.fer...suona_la_campana.aspx

    In some ways they make some valid points, but it probably isn't becoming of a title-fighting team to be making such comments.. If McLaren or any other team tried it there would be trouble, I'm sure.

  • me23/02/2010 at 01:14

    This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA president.

    woah!

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 01:15

    one more thing has just come to my attention via a tweet from F1B, and Ferrari's PR person is complaining again:

    http://www.fer...suona_la_campana.aspx

    I was just reading that! Is that a smile in Luca's face...?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 01:15

    This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA president.

    They seemed quite keen on him when he gave them a veto on other team's technology and kept giving them championships. Ferrari tryi

    This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA president.

    g to claim the moral highground is ridiculous.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 01:16

    For some reason there are somethings I type that paste the quote again. I have had that a few times now.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 01:17

    The first the ski jumpers see when they take off is a cemetry. That is a bit unfair

  • me23/02/2010 at 01:17

    For some reason there are somethings I type that paste the quote again. I have had that a few times now.

    very odd.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:17

    The first the ski jumpers see when they take off is a cemetry. That is a bit unfair

    Motivation :-)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 01:19

    I was just reading that! Is that a smile in Luca's face...?

    They haven't quite grasped that the manufacturers which left couldn't afford to stay in F1...

    Anyway I'd love to carry on but I've got to get to bed, so I'll see if I can drop in during the day..

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 01:21

    very odd.

    Must keep an eye on it. I think it is only happening on one computer.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 01:22

    Motivation :-)

    If they jump out of the arena they land in a cemetry?

  • guille230623/02/2010 at 01:22

    They haven't quite grasped that the manufacturers which left couldn't afford to stay in F1...

    Probably they know, but they'll not let pass the opportunity to hit at Max (even if it's worthless/against their previous history)

    Anyway I'd love to carry on but I've got to get to bed, so I'll see if I can drop in during the day..

    good night Pat

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 01:34

    Secondly, you'll remember IndyCar Race Control (their live online tv/timing feed). They've just released a new video, and they've given it an overhaul. It looks fantastic!

    http://ow.ly/16DDYX

    I WANT.

    I can't describe the insane, just beauty that is. I WANT

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 01:36

    This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA president.

    I love Ferrari, thats amazing

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 01:48

    night pat

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 02:41

    Really great USF1 chat on MWM this week if anyones interested

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 04:08

    Secondly, you'll remember IndyCar Race Control (their live online tv/timing feed). They've just released a new video, and they've given it an overhaul. It looks fantastic!

    http://ow.ly/16DDYX

    I WANT.

    I can't describe the insane, just beauty that is. I WANT

    That would be awesome in F1.

    Too bad we have Bernie instead.

  • The Boston Red Scott23/02/2010 at 04:37

    Hi all- if usf1 don't test before the season commences (17 days?) and in season testing is banned, are they totally stuffed for having a car during 2010? I know it looks unlikely right now anyway but I'm curious what people are thinking on this hypothetical.

  • Dan Brunell23/02/2010 at 04:51

    Hi all- if usf1 don't test before the season commences (17 days?) and in season testing is banned, are they totally stuffed for having a car during 2010? I know it looks unlikely right now anyway but I'm curious what people are thinking on this hypothetical.

    Totally and completely... we're talking Mastercard-Lola level of terribleness. In the words of the great Bender Bending Rodríguez... We're boned.

  • KerbRider23/02/2010 at 04:59

    Totally and completely... we're talking Mastercard-Lola level of terribleness. In the words of the great Bender Bending Rodríguez... We're boned

    @ dan Brunell

    love it!! Stupid meat bags

  • The Boston Red Scott23/02/2010 at 05:28

    Totally and completely... we're talking Mastercard-Lola level of terribleness. In the words of the great Bender Bending Rodríguez... We're boned.

    Hehe. ignoring the fact that most people found it hard to believe usf1 and others would get to the grid in Bahrain, I wonder if Bernie and the boys are consideing my scenario if this "miss a few races" situations takes hold.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 05:33

    #MFC

    Odeon are going to boycott showing Alice In Wonderland because Disney is trying to reduce the amount of time cinemas get to exclusively have the movie down from 17 to 12 weeks. Disney point out that often the movies stop showing after 12 weeks and then there is no legitimate way to watch the movie and in that interim is where a lot of piracy happens. But Odeon want to protect their outmoded business model: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8528820.stm

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 05:35

    Odeon are going to boycott showing Alice In Wonderland because Disney is trying to reduce the amount of time cinemas get to exclusively have the movie down from 17 to 12 weeks. Disney point out that often the movies stop showing after 12 weeks and then there is no legitimate way to watch the movie and in that interim is where a lot of piracy happens. But Odeon want to protect their outmoded business model: http://news.bb...rtainment/8528820.stm

    Our cinemas usually stop showing a movie after 6-8 weeks, never mind 12. What's Odeon on?

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 05:35

    Hehe. ignoring the fact that most people found it hard to believe usf1 and others would get to the grid in Bahrain, I wonder if Bernie and the boys are consideing my scenario if this "miss a few races" situations takes hold.

    Absolutely.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 05:40

    Our cinemas usually stop showing a movie after 6-8 weeks, never mind 12. What's Odeon on?

    Same. Odeon's thinking is that people think, "oh I won't be able to see this at home for ages I better see it now in the few weeks it's on".

  • The Boston Red Scott23/02/2010 at 06:33

    Morning all.

    if you're saying morning, I better get to bed. Apparently there is an f1 season starting soon. Reminds me, must be a tv...

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 06:37

    so apparently Lewis and THAT woman are back on. So we are not to be free of her this year.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 06:51

    so apparently Lewis and THAT woman are back on. So we are not to be free of her this year.

    Oooh maybe I'll get my money back?

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 06:53

    Oooh maybe I'll get my money back?

    ooh yes!

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 07:11

    the holidays are officially over, firts working day in the tiger year for me ... going through all the mails, found this Valentine chorus in one of them :-)

    http://www.pumahardchorus.com/

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 07:29

    so apparently Lewis and THAT woman are back on. So we are not to be free of her this year.

    really? Dang. Link?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 07:40

    Really great USF1 chat on MWM this week if anyones interested

    It was good. I have mentioned a couple of points already, as it was very interesting some of the points that were raised eg sponsorship...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 07:41

    Morning.

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 07:44

    Morning.

    morning

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 07:49

    Odeon are going to boycott showing Alice In Wonderland because Disney is trying to reduce the amount of time cinemas get to exclusively have the movie down from 17 to 12 weeks. Disney point out that often the movies stop showing after 12 weeks and then there is no legitimate way to watch the movie and in that interim is where a lot of piracy happens. But Odeon want to protect their outmoded business model: http://news.bb...rtainment/8528820.stm

    Our cinemas usually stop showing a movie after 6-8 weeks, never mind 12. What's Odeon on?

    Morning all.

    Sounds silly to me. If you aren't going to see a movie after 6 weeks at the theatre (when it's often shunted to the silly times anyway), just wait for the DVD...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 07:53

    so apparently Lewis and THAT woman are back on. So we are not to be free of her this year.

    really? Dang. Link?

    Dang Diggity Dawg indeed :(

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 08:14

    Dang Diggity Dawg indeed :(

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/lewis-hamilton-and-nicole-scherzinger-romance-back-on-track/story-e6frf96x-1225833548731

    We may not be free of her for the rest of his F1 career, from the looks of it.

    PUSSYCAT Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger and Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton were spotted kissing and hinted at wedding plans in Hollywood - just weeks after they officially split.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 08:16

    Odeon are going to boycott showing Alice In Wonderland because Disney is trying to reduce the amount of time cinemas get to exclusively have the movie down from 17 to 12 weeks. Disney point out that often the movies stop showing after 12 weeks and then there is no legitimate way to watch the movie and in that interim is where a lot of piracy happens. But Odeon want to protect their outmoded business model: http://news.bb...rtainment/8528820.stm

    I dont think its outdated at all, If you know you can buy a copy of a film immediately you would probably stop going to the cinema for most films.

    The cinemas would go bust and there would be no cinemas to watch films that you want to get the big screen experience.

    The people who would ultimatly lose are the people who cant afford expensive home entertainment systems, as they would loose the chance for a cinematic experience compeltey

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 08:22

    I dont think its outdated at all, If you know you can buy a copy of a film immediately you would probably stop going to the cinema for most films.

    But who waits 17 weeks (4 months) to see a film they want to see? That's a long time to wait!

    The cinemas would go bust and there would be no cinemas to watch films that you want to get the big screen experience.

    Cinemas are already going bust due to the exorbitant prices and the fact that most people just prefer to save their money and stay at home. It's very expensive to take the family out and buy them popcorn vs. staying at home...

    The people who would ultimatly lose are the people who cant afford expensive home entertainment systems, as they would loose the chance for a cinematic experience compeltey

    If they can't afford a home theatre system (which there are very reasonable prices for a flat screen and a home theatre unit these days), how are they going to be able to afford a Movie ticket?

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:28

    I dont think its outdated at all, If you know you can buy a copy of a film immediately you would probably stop going to the cinema for most films.

    The point isn't immediately anyway. the point is that there is dead time between the film going off at the cinema and being available to buy. For example A serious man was at the Cinema at the end of last year. But is now not in the Cinemas anywhere and not yet out on DVD. How does that help anyone?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 08:28

    If they can't afford a home theatre system (which there are very reasonable prices for a flat screen and a home theatre unit these days), how are they going to be able to afford a Movie ticket?

    Going by the prices here: (currency isnt important)

    Big screen TV 1,500

    Hometheatre system 850

    Total 2,350 + 80 for each DVD purchased (new releases)

    Cost of Cinema: Adult 40 Child 25 (new release)

    Family of four pays 130 to see the film.

    Its much cheaper!

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:29

    Family of four pays 130 to see the film.

    130 > 80 per DVD?

    And these people don't watch tv either?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 08:31

    The point isn't immediately anyway. the point is that there is dead time between the film going off at the cinema and being available to buy. For example A serious man was at the Cinema at the end of last year. But is now not in the Cinemas anywhere and not yet out on DVD. How does that help anyone?

    I see what you mean, but i think the scarceity helps the cinema, if you know its not going to be coming out for a while you might be tempted to go again.

    I am keen to see Avatar again (if i get a spare evening) because i know its going to be a long time before i will be able to buy and view it on a 3D tv.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:32

    I am keen to see Avatar again (if i get a spare evening) because i know its going to be a long time before i will be able to buy and view it on a 3D tv.

    Avatar is a bit of an exception and I think points to the new direction cinema will take. Interestingly though Alice in Wonderland (the movie the boycott is about) is also in 3D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 08:32

    130 > 80 per DVD?

    Assuming you go to the cinema once a month on average, you save 50 per film, to pay off the 2350, thats 47 months, or nearly 4 years!

    And these people don't watch tv either?

    I did think of that, but lets asume they have a regular tv

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 08:34

    Avatar is a bit of an exception and I think points to the new direction cinema will take. Interestingly though Alice in Wonderland (the movie the boycott is about) is also in 3D

    I think the main concern over this is not if it is 12 weeks or 17, but how it slides in the future. 12 weeks would probably be fine, but once it starts sliding it might be tricky to stop,

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:35

    And these people don't watch tv either?

    Say a regular tv is 1,000 instead of 1,500. They already have to buy a regular tv so I say the difference between the regular tv and the home cinema is (1500 + 850) - 1000 = 1,350. The difference between the DVD and the Cinema ticket is 50. So 1,350 / 50 = 27. If you watch 27 movies in the lifetime of your tv it is the same price. More than that in the lifetime of your tv and you are saving money with a home cinema.

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 08:36

    The point isn't immediately anyway. the point is that there is dead time between the film going off at the cinema and being available to buy. For example A serious man was at the Cinema at the end of last year. But is now not in the Cinemas anywhere and not yet out on DVD. How does that help anyone?

    here in Hong Kong the piracy issues shortened the time between cinemas and DVD releases significantly. I went to watch one pretty good local movie to cinema barely 3 weeks ago (and it was still near the top of the box office reeipts at that time). It has been out on DVD for 2 weeks now ...

    It may be good to drive out the pirates but I tell you I felt a bit cheated after forking out 200 (currency does not matter :-) ) for tickets when I realized I could have spent 15 and rent it a week later ...

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:37

    Assuming you go to the cinema once a month on average, you save 50 per film, to pay off the 2350, thats 47 months, or nearly 4 years!

    How often do they plan on replacing this expensive home cinema. If it's longer than 4 years then it's still worth it even with that maths.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:38

    I think the main concern over this is not if it is 12 weeks or 17, but how it slides in the future. 12 weeks would probably be fine, but once it starts sliding it might be tricky to stop,

    I totally agree. I can see why Odeon want to stop it. But I'm telling you they are going out of business either way. It won't be long before the movies will be released in all formats on the same day world wide.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 08:40

    I totally agree. I can see why Odeon want to stop it. But I'm telling you they are going out of business either way. It won't be long before the movies will be released in all formats on the same day world wide.

    And I like the cinema :) I just can see it going that way. Fewer multiplexes showing anything and everything and more 1 or 2 screen places showing special exhibition films or big event movies.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 08:46

    If they can't afford a home theatre system (which there are very reasonable prices for a flat screen and a home theatre unit these days), how are they going to be able to afford a Movie ticket?

    Going by the prices here: (currency isnt important)

    Big screen TV 1,500

    Hometheatre system 850

    Total 2,350 + 80 for each DVD purchased (new releases)

    Cost of Cinema: Adult 40 Child 25 (new release)

    Family of four pays 130 to see the film.

    Its much cheaper!

    Nick, The Home Theatre would probably be paid off on an HP or Finance deal of some sort. If they paid it off at £20 a week (for example over two years or something) and rented or bought a DVD each week it would be cheaper.

    And there are much cheaper systems out there than that - My 32" TV only cost £400 and my Home Theatre system was about the same!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 08:48

    And these people don't watch tv either?

    Say a regular tv is 1,000 instead of 1,500. They already have to buy a regular tv so I say the difference between the regular tv and the home cinema is (1500 + 850) - 1000 = 1,350. The difference between the DVD and the Cinema ticket is 50. So 1,350 / 50 = 27. If you watch 27 movies in the lifetime of your tv it is the same price. More than that in the lifetime of your tv and you are saving money with a home cinema.

    Exactly - a TV last between 2,00 hours (projector) to about 10,000 hours (LCD).

    So if we are going to misuse numbers like Nick has, assuming a family of low income will spend £2350 on a Home Theatre and they buy an LCD, that's 5,000 2 hour movies, or 50p a movie ;)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 08:49

    good morning / afternoon / whatever

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 08:49

    I totally agree. I can see why Odeon want to stop it. But I'm telling you they are going out of business either way. It won't be long before the movies will be released in all formats on the same day world wide.

    And I like the cinema :) I just can see it going that way. Fewer multiplexes showing anything and everything and more 1 or 2 screen places showing special exhibition films or big event movies.

    I agree with this. I love the movies, but I only go for the 'big' films now - the rest I prefer to watch at home because I get annoyed when I go to the theatre...

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 08:54

    So if we are going to misuse numbers like Nick has, assuming a family of low income will spend £2350 on a Home Theatre and they buy an LCD, that's 5,000 2 hour movies, or 50p a movie ;)

    :(

    You can accuse me of misusing numbers all you like.

    As i said, i wasnt using £, the currency wasnt important.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 08:55

    As i said, i wasnt using £, the currency wasnt important.

    Oh weren't you - my apologies, didn't see that!

    It's still cheaper to watch a DVD for a household of more than two though...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 08:56

    I totally agree. I can see why Odeon want to stop it. But I'm telling you they are going out of business either way. It won't be long before the movies will be released in all formats on the same day world wide.

    And I like the cinema :) I just can see it going that way. Fewer multiplexes showing anything and everything and more 1 or 2 screen places showing special exhibition films or big event movies.

    I agree with this. I love the movies, but I only go for the 'big' films now - the rest I prefer to watch at home because I get annoyed when I go to the theatre...

    that's been happening for a long time though

    I don't think they'll all go out of business though, just less multiplex's are sustainable - their is always the "night out" factor to keep plenty going

    but they need a rethink on strategy - who wants to sit on some grotty uncomfortable seat when the alternative is a comfortable sofa?

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 08:59

    I get annoyed when I go to the theatre...

    There is this one Japanese skin care brand (totally useless ovepriced products IMHO) that books 90% of ad time before the movies here, no matter what cinema. I get to hear their line "Less is more" for 20 times before the movie begins. And they only have 2 clips they do not beven other to alternate :-)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:02

    I get annoyed when I go to the theatre...

    There is this one Japanese skin care brand (totally useless ovepriced products IMHO) that books 90% of ad time before the movies here, no matter what cinema. I get to hear their line "Less is more" for 20 times before the movie begins. And they only have 2 clips they do not beven other to alternate :-)

    That's the least of my issues.

    You have to find a parking space, go to the machine to buy your ticket, queue up for your glasses, queue up for the candy, queue up to take your seat, move 100 times so that other people can get to their seats, put up with 30 minutes of ads and trailers, get annoyed at all the people talking, kicking your seat and hitting your head when they go to the loo, queue up to leave the theatre, sit in a traffic jam to leave the parking complex...

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 09:03

    who wants to sit on some grotty uncomfortable seat when the alternative is a comfortable sofa?

    we have cinema here, actually it is a normal multiplex, but they have one room/theater called Director's Club. Only for 20 people = 10 couples. 10 double seater comfy plush sofas, small otomans (so one can put the feet up), small coffee table. coffee/tea/drinks/hot dog included. costs double price of regular ticket though

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:03

    who wants to sit on some grotty uncomfortable seat when the alternative is a comfortable sofa?

    we have cinema here, actually it is a normal multiplex, but they have one room/theater called Director's Club. Only for 20 people = 10 couples. 10 double seater comfy plush sofas, small otomans (so one can put the feet up), small coffee table. coffee/tea/drinks/hot dog included. costs double price of regular ticket though

    I was going to say something like that - well worth it for long movies...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 09:04

    we have cinema here, actually it is a normal multiplex, but they have one room/theater called Director's Club. Only for 20 people = 10 couples. 10 double seater comfy plush sofas, small otomans (so one can put the feet up), small coffee table. coffee/tea/drinks/hot dog included. costs double price of regular ticket though

    The US often milks the couples on the back row thing by having rather more private double seats at the back

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 09:05

    You have to find a parking space, go to the machine to buy your ticket, queue up for your glasses, queue up for the candy, queue up to take your seat, move 100 times so that other people can get to their seats, put up with 30 minutes of ads and trailers, get annoyed at all the people talking, kicking your seat and hitting your head when they go to the loo, queue up to leave the theatre, sit in a traffic jam to leave the parking complex...

    well I guess it is a bit different over here. all the major cinemas are on top of the subway stations (cars are not en-vogue here unless it is Rolls or Bentley or Ferrari or Porsche :-) ), tickets are bought in advance over internet. the only problem are those people coming late and well, that annoying "Less is more" ...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:06

    well I guess it is a bit different over here. all the major cinemas are on top of the subway stations (cars are not en-vogue here unless it is Rolls or Bentley or Ferrari or Porsche :-) ), tickets are bought in advance over internet. the only problem are those people coming late and well, that annoying "Less is more" ...

    I buy my tickets on the net as I refuse to go unless I get a good seat. I still have to print them at the cinema though...

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 09:07

    I buy my tickets on the net as I refuse to go unless I get a good seat. I still have to print them at the cinema though...

    I guess we need to print them at the cinema too, but that is the task I usually leave to the other half :-)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 09:08

    Gavin, who's this Michael Griffin idiot?

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 09:08

    seems like Soucek gets to test drive the Virgin

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:12

    Gavin, who's this Michael Griffin idiot?

    Is this referring to the twitter conversation last night? To be honest I am not entirely sure. He runs some F1 blog and I think I found him randomly as he's an F1 fan. He's calling you out for some article about safety which he accuses you of plagiarising, yet he has no copy of it, the site it ran on does not exist and he couldn't recall the name of the site (he thinks it was called uberF1).

    What is interesting is that he complained a few weeks ago that he was booted out of another F1 site for being falsely accused of plagiarising an article.

    Frankly I'm not sure what is going on and I tried to tread lightly so as not to cause an argument...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 09:14

    ...yet he has no copy of it, the site it ran on does not exist and he couldn't recall the name of the site (he thinks it was called uberF1).

    Is he deranged?

    He uses GMM - I think it's a damned cheek to accuse other people of copying when you rely on GMM for your site's news output

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 09:18

    You can accuse me of misusing numbers all you like.

    Indeed I don't think you did at all. And of course my maths may prove that it is cheaper to buy your own home cinema but we always have to remember that consumers are not rational...

    I mean just look at that Toyota you want to buy ;)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:20

    You can accuse me of misusing numbers all you like.

    Indeed I don't think you did at all. And of course my maths may prove that it is cheaper to buy your own home cinema but we always have to remember that consumers are not rational...

    I mean just look at that Toyota you want to buy ;)

    To be honest I may have come off a bit strong saying that - but you were quoting high numbers to support your case. Which you are perfectly entitled to do, of course ;)

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 09:24

    And of course my maths may prove that it is cheaper to buy your own home cinema...

    I am really happy many of you are mentioning this here as I just got myself new one :-)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:24

    ...yet he has no copy of it, the site it ran on does not exist and he couldn't recall the name of the site (he thinks it was called uberF1).

    Is he deranged?

    He uses GMM - I think it's a damned cheek to accuse other people of copying when you rely on GMM for your site's news output

    I am not sure about him to be honest - he called you out but never @replied you...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:24

    And of course my maths may prove that it is cheaper to buy your own home cinema...

    I am really happy many of you are mentioning this here as I just got myself new one :-)

    Good stuff!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 09:26

    I mean just look at that Toyota you want to buy ;)

    Its a grower, i hated it too at first, but now it looks.... manly :P

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 09:27

    To be honest I may have come off a bit strong saying that - but you were quoting high numbers to support your case. Which you are perfectly entitled to do, of course ;)

    I was using the local currency here. Approx 6AED=1GBP

    I have been shopping around lately so i knew the relative prices a little better over here ;)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:28

    I mean just look at that Toyota you want to buy ;)

    Its a grower, i hated it too at first, but now it looks.... manly :P

    It's rather retro in an American car company kind of way...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:29

    To be honest I may have come off a bit strong saying that - but you were quoting high numbers to support your case. Which you are perfectly entitled to do, of course ;)

    I was using the local currency here. Approx 6AED=1GBP

    I have been shopping around lately so i knew the relative prices a little better over here ;)

    so 2450/6 = £408.33, not taking into account taxes etc. but that is a fair assumption then ;)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 09:29

    I am not sure about him to be honest - he called you out but never @replied you...

    well you would at least think he would be sure about the name of his site? me thinks he is crazy

    his articles are only a rehashing of the allianz safety dictionary anyway

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 09:30

    It's rather retro in an American car company kind of way...

    it has wooden side panels? :-D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 09:32

    It's rather retro in an American car company kind of way...

    Its supposed to be based on this http://www.4x4offroads.com/image-files/1983-toyota-fj40-03.jpg

    But its far more awesome :P

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:33

    It's rather retro in an American car company kind of way...

    it has wooden side panels? :-D

    :D

    I mean, it's a blobby larger version of the original...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:34

    I am not sure about him to be honest - he called you out but never @replied you...

    well you would at least think he would be sure about the name of his site? me thinks he is crazy

    his articles are only a rehashing of the allianz safety dictionary anyway

    Well I can't see the similarity - and I know which site I prefer ;)

    I think the best thing to do here is for all of us to call him out over twitter and tell him he's wrong in his assumptions and should not be calling people names like that if he is supposedly running a real F1 site...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 09:44

    I mean, it's a blobby larger version of the original...

    the original wasn't that pretty itself

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 09:54

    I mean, it's a blobby larger version of the original...

    the original wasn't that pretty itself

    It wasn't meant to be, in fairness. Proper 4WD though!

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 10:21

    I am really happy many of you are mentioning this here as I just got myself new one :-)

    Me too. Zoe keeps wanting to 'go out' which makes me a little cranky but then I have a good time when we go. Avatar 3D was amazing! Law abiding Citizen was good too.

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 10:24

    Blu-Ray is amazing too. $2500 AUD for 50 inch Full HD plasma and $600 AUD for PS3 with PlayTV which gives me games (meh), Blu-Ray and PVR. Blu-Ray movies are about $30, most DVDs are $15 - $20

    Do I need to count the entertainment unit I had to buy to put it on to keep Zoe happy?

  • paul23/02/2010 at 10:25

    Do I need to count the entertainment unit I had to buy to put it on to keep Zoe happy?

    Yes

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 10:26

    My house looks like a proper grown up house now :-)

    Thanks Zoe!

  • paul23/02/2010 at 10:27

    My house looks like a proper grown up house now :-)

    Grown up as is "boys" house? ;-)

    Sounds good though

  • paul23/02/2010 at 10:28

    My house looks like a proper grown up house now :-)

    You know for the full experience you need a projector and screen dont you?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 10:30

    Blu-Ray is amazing too. $2500 AUD for 50 inch Full HD plasma and $600 AUD for PS3 with PlayTV which gives me games (meh), Blu-Ray and PVR. Blu-Ray movies are about $30, most DVDs are $15 - $20

    I for got to mention that i got 'The Sabateur' which is based on joes book..

    actively looking for similarities ;)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 10:31

    My house looks like a proper grown up house now :-)

    You know for the full experience you need a projector and screen dont you?

    My Uncle's Neighbour built his house and built a dedicated Home Theatre room.

    Trouble was, that and the Outdoor Sound System completely blew his budget and he had to sell his house at a loss. He had little furniture and no lawn for almost a year after it was built...

  • paul23/02/2010 at 10:32

    I for got to mention that i got 'The Sabateur' which is based on joes book..

    Really? I got the book today!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 10:32

    I for got to mention that i got 'The Sabateur' which is based on joes book..

    actively looking for similarities ;)

    I'll be interested to know what you find - I was curious, but games are too expensive for me for what little I play them now.

    With the Winter Olympics I barely have time for one race a week on iRacing...

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 10:36

    Hi again.

    You have to find a parking space, go to the machine to buy your ticket, queue up for your glasses, queue up for the candy, queue up to take your seat, move 100 times so that other people can get to their seats, put up with 30 minutes of ads and trailers, get annoyed at all the people talking, kicking your seat and hitting your head when they go to the loo, queue up to leave the theatre, sit in a traffic jam to leave the parking complex...

    or.... you could wait 2 weeks for the crowds to disappear, leaving yourself more elbow room and the pick of the best seats (in line with screen and dead centre for the surround effect). and we only have 15 mins of ads/previews.. and we go at night when there's no traffic..

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 10:38

    Grown up as is "boys" house? ;-)

    As in: we can have couples around without having to apologise for the state of the house. My study on the other hand... :P

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 10:39

    Gavin, who's this Michael Griffin idiot?

    ooh, I saw that last night, I had to restrain myself..

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 10:39

    You know for the full experience you need a projector and screen dont you?

    and someone talking behind you, someone else rustling a packet of crisps and finally, just as the film starts, a couple to squeeze in front of you stepping on your feet in the process

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 10:49

    As in: we can have couples around without having to apologise for the state of the house. My study on the other hand... :P

    Are you allowed to have a beer without using a coaster? :P

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 11:01

    Regarding the cinema/dvd conversation earlier, it seems that it may stop being an issue for me as hollywood is stopping work on making movies which appeal to men and pumping out more chick flicks due to gaming & the web.

    http://kotaku.com/5477708/xbox-effect-cited-in-chick-flicks-rise

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 11:07

    I for got to mention that i got 'The Sabateur' which is based on joes book..

    It's very loosely based on Joe's book. There are very few references. Plus I thought it was a bit of a waste of time... the game's not so good...

    Anyways, morning all. Ferrari are at it again I see ;)

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 11:08

    watching twitter - it looks like the world at large has just discovered that Ferrari rant :-)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:09

    watching twitter - it looks like the world at large has just discovered that Ferrari rant :-)

    you have to love Ferrari news though

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 11:13

    you have to love Ferrari news though

    there goes the FOTA honeymoon :-)

    and Mr Stefanovic received clear message that there is no chance Ferrari would approve their entry. so unless Stefan GP sneaks in under the US Flag he can slowly begin turning the volume down on his PR machine ...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:16

    there goes the FOTA honeymoon :-)

    and Mr Stefanovic received clear message that there is no chance Ferrari would approve their entry. so unless Stefan GP sneaks in under the US Flag he can slowly begin turning the volume down on his PR machine ...

    deciding to paint the stefan all red probably didn't help matters!

    the small teams won't allow stefan and nor will ferrari, and I don't think they're that popular with the FIA either

    they better hope that they can buy USF1 and then find a sponsor beginning with U if FOTA won't let them change the team name

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 11:17

    there goes the FOTA honeymoon :-)

    and Mr Stefanovic received clear message that there is no chance Ferrari would approve their entry. so unless Stefan GP sneaks in under the US Flag he can slowly begin turning the volume down on his PR machine ...

    I think its good in a way, i didnt see the sense of bringing in so many new teams at once.

    it would have been far more sensible to add 3 teams 1 a year for 3 years than suddenly getting 3 to fight for sponsors/investors.

    At least this way they can do a proper review of applicants again and hopefully we will get a serious operation

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:17

    Gavin, who's this Michael Griffin idiot?

    ooh, I saw that last night, I had to restrain myself..

    It was difficult not to react to his comments: http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9491817140 and http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9491981021 and http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9492160464 ...

    Very inflammatory and got me a bit annoyed!

  • me23/02/2010 at 11:18

    Gavin, who's this Michael Griffin idiot?

    looks like i've missed some fun!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:19

    looks like i've missed some fun!

    I was looking back through his tweets, I think I annoyed him last week by suggesting that GMM might not be up to scratch

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:20

    looks like i've missed some fun!

    I was looking back through his tweets, I think I annoyed him last week by suggesting that GMM might not be up to scratch

    He is leeching stuff in his tweets - he suddenly decided Brian Blessed should fill in for Ant at 5Live - now I wonder where he got that from?

  • me23/02/2010 at 11:21

    He is leeching stuff in his tweets - he suddenly decided Brian Blessed should fill in for Ant at 5Live - now I wonder where he got that from?

    :)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:21

    Very inflammatory and got me a bit annoyed!

    at least publish the link to what has supposed to have been copied - strange that he can't though

    he'll be wearing tin foil on his head next to stop me stealing his thoughts

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 11:21

    He is leeching stuff in his tweets - he suddenly decided Brian Blessed should fill in for Ant at 5Live - now I wonder where he got that from?

    To be fair, it should be a national campaign anyway.

  • me23/02/2010 at 11:22

    have unfollowed and blocked the silly boy.

    was he one of the buffoons who went to the mclaren launch and tweeted nothing?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:22

    He is leeching stuff in his tweets - he suddenly decided Brian Blessed should fill in for Ant at 5Live - now I wonder where he got that from?

    To be fair, it should be a national campaign anyway.

    Yes indeed!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:22

    He is leeching stuff in his tweets - he suddenly decided Brian Blessed should fill in for Ant at 5Live - now I wonder where he got that from?

    now he's "suggested" it, I've gone off the idea. sorry

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 11:23

    now he's "suggested" it, I've gone off the idea. sorry

    Damn you nasty Mike....

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:23

    Very inflammatory and got me a bit annoyed!

    at least publish the link to what has supposed to have been copied - strange that he can't though

    he'll be wearing tin foil on his head next to stop me stealing his thoughts

    http://twitter.com/RubberGoat/status/9492087697 and http://twitter.com/RubberGoat/status/9492204619 say enough for me...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:24

    Hmm: http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/8804697640

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 11:24

    Damn you nasty Mike....

    he did strike me as being a bit weird, when i first saw him tweeting it seemed as if he was trying to pass himself off as an out of work journalist, although is lack of knowledge and experience was soon apparent. O D D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:24
  • me23/02/2010 at 11:25

    Hmm: http://twitter..._f1/status/8804697640

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 11:26

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

    Maybe their 'Lawyer' complained he wasn't paying and upset him that day?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:26

    Hmm: http://twitter..._f1/status/8804697640

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

    He's like 2 sheets to the wind, this guy. I won't block him because I want to see what he says re: the plagiarism...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:27

    He's like 2 sheets to the wind, this guy. I won't block him because I want to see what he says re: the plagiarism...

    I know, I've had to start following

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 11:27

    do not want to interrupt your debate, but before I leave the room for few hours I would like to (plug alert) let you know that the 4th edition of the Prediction Game over at Wolf's has started. Looks like it may be the best one so far so feel free to join in - link

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 11:28

    I know, I've had to start following

    :D

    Sometimes twitter is just like a soap opera!

  • me23/02/2010 at 11:29

    do not want to interrupt your debate, but before I leave the room for few hours I would like to (plug alert) let you know that the 4th edition of the Prediction Game over at Wolf's has started. Looks like it may be the best one so far so feel free to join in - link

    duly tweeted and facebooked.

  • F1Wolf23/02/2010 at 11:29

    duly tweeted and facebooked.

    appreciated :-)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:30

    Sometimes twitter is just like a soap opera!

    insert duff duffs as necessary

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 11:30

    Sometimes twitter is just like a soap opera!

    is this why so many F1 people love it? :-)

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 11:30

    Are you allowed to have a beer without using a coaster? :P

    what is this 'beer' that you speak of? :P

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:31

    Are you allowed to have a beer without using a coaster? :P

    what is this 'beer' that you speak of? :P

    What's a coaster? Something at the funfair? :D

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 11:34

    Morning all!

    #bassanofail

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:35

    Morning all!

    #bassanofail

    Appropriate that a comment about a guy who is known for paying his bills late is a day late :P

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:36

    #bassanofail

    ah - that explains why the reply button wasn't working

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 11:47

    How odd, mobile doohickey didn't default to today's Daily :(

    Try again:

    Slightly F1 related - Vijay Mallya and I are to become colleagues!

    Kingfisher Airlines have applied to join the OneWorld Alliance

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 11:47

    How odd, mobile doohickey didn't default to today's Daily :(

    Try again:

    Slightly F1 related - Vijay Mallya and I are to become colleagues!

    Kingfisher Airlines have applied to join the OneWorld Alliance

    Hey Bass!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 11:48

    Try again:

    Slightly F1 related - Vijay Mallya and I are to become colleagues!

    Kingfisher Airlines have applied to join the OneWorld Alliance

    Hi Bass, just got to Tuesday?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 11:48

    duly tweeted and facebooked.

    Has Twitter released the Fail Whale to play out today or is it just me having IT issues?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 11:51

    Hi Bass, just got to Tuesday?

    Yeah, have been at work since Friday so I guess it's taking it's toll ;)

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 11:51

    Odeon are going to boycott showing Alice In Wonderland because Disney is trying to reduce the amount of time cinemas get to exclusively have the movie down from 17 to 12 weeks. Disney point out that often the movies stop showing after 12 weeks and then there is no legitimate way to watch the movie and in that interim is where a lot of piracy happens. But Odeon want to protect their outmoded business model: {Comment #49}

    To be fair, there are some movies where Odeon has used the whole 17-week window; notably the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Mamma Mia! I think its implied argument is that if Disney wants its films to be seen in the interim, it should make its movies good enough to be seen at the cinema that many weeks after. It doesn't help that a film producer broke the rule a few years back for Night at the Museum to catch the Easter market, so it was already a sore subject for Odeon.

    Besides, its business model is not outmoded. Rather, it is modelled on movie-going as a special experience rather than as something that casually fits between surfing the internet and watching a soap. Both should be compatible with one another.

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 11:56

    Williams are getting ready: As the test team heads to Spain, the factory is preparing for Bahrain. We'll take a minimum 3 of everything, & 5 front wings (just in case!)

    http://twitter.com/ClaireVWilliams/statuses/9522388768

  • Stuart C23/02/2010 at 11:57

    we have cinema here, actually it is a normal multiplex, but they have one room/theater called Director's Club. Only for 20 people = 10 couples.

    I love those. Went to one in Toronto once.

    Much as I delight in the big screen experience and sound of the cinema, the behaviour of other patrons often causes me to chafe. Mrs C and I went to see the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and the whole thing was nearly derailed by the presence of an unruly teenage girl who spent the entire performance burbing, cackling and talking to her mate, undisciplined by the adult who was present.

    We have a 40in flat screen at home and often run the sound through the hi-fi, but the only fly in this home cinema ointment is that the sound is rather too good – gunfights, etc, utterly terrify the cats...

  • Stuart C23/02/2010 at 11:59

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

    Nail duly bashed upon the bonce, Mr C...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:02

    We have a 40in flat screen at home and often run the sound through the hi-fi, but the only fly in this home cinema ointment is that the sound is rather too good – gunfights, etc, utterly terrify the cats...

    Play 'Under The Influence' through your Subwoofer and watch the cats run!

    Thing is, they get used to it a bit as they get older and lazier. On my DVD player, the tray always takes 5 seconds after you push the eject button to release, but it must have been making noises because my cat was there in a flash staring it down!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:07

    "USF1 Journal" are also experimenting with an online magazine format: http://www.usf1formula1.com/2010/02/a-turn-page-article-experiment-please-participate-by-flood1.html

    I was pleasantly surprised to see my fuel consumption graph in there too - was going to link to it anyway! ;)

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 12:09

    If they can't afford a home theatre system (which there are very reasonable prices for a flat screen and a home theatre unit these days), how are they going to be able to afford a Movie ticket? {Comment #66}

    Extremely easily. Movie tickets for adults where I live are between £5-£7, except on Tuesdays where it's £4.80 for everyone. At that point, three of us going out is almost as cheap as getting the DVD... ...plus we don't have to fork out £200-£300 on a good TV screen, the same again on quality speakers or worry if someone will interrupt us (you might be able to pause movies, but keeping the appropriate atmosphere under those circumstances is pretty trying, especially if the interruption has nothing to do with the movie's content). The prices might be reasonable for a middle-class family expecting to get lots of use out of the system, but for working-class families accustomed to second-hand well-under-£100 TVs it is an impossible expense.

    Unless you see lots of movies in a year, or use your home entertainment system for purposes other than watching movies (admittedly quite common for people who also use the same system to access cable, satellite and/or computer-based entertainment), it's considerably more economical to go to the cinema than attempt to replicate the experience or anything approaching that at home. Granted, there are some genres of film (such as chick-flicks) where the very best sound and graphics are irrelevant because they're 95% plot- and/or character-driven, but the films best suited to the cinematic experience (generally the big-budget ones - which are also frequently the ones most pirated) really have to be seen at the cinema to be fully appreciated.

    As an aside, me and my family frequently take food into the cinema. According to the rules of the particular chain in our town, this is fine so long as we don't disturb anyone and the food from outside isn't eaten in the food court itself (where food is openly prepared and would therefore generate a hygiene issue). Obviously other chains are considerably stricter on the point and we behave accordingly on the (very rare) occasions we travel further afield.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:11

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

    oooh thats annoyed me.

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 12:16

    The point isn't immediately anyway. the point is that there is dead time between the film going off at the cinema and being available to buy. For example A serious man was at the Cinema at the end of last year. But is now not in the Cinemas anywhere and not yet out on DVD. How does that help anyone? {Comment #67}

    There isn't. There is an easy solution though.

    Simply add a clause to the contract saying that if none of the major chains in a given country (defined by % of trade in the previous 12 months, with perhaps 3% as the threshold) are showing a given movie, that the film producer is permitted to launch the DVD early in that country. At that point, the "second-showing" cinemas would also be permitted to show the film (such places do exist, one at Sheffield University, and I'm sure they'd appreciate being able to screen films others saw no merit in earlier because it boosts their attractiveness). Since cinemas wouldn't stop showing a movie early if it was making them any significant money, no major cinema chain should be in a position to object to such a clause.

    Perhaps a small amount more money would smooth the way for the smaller chains, especially since the majority of films don't get the full 17-week entitlement at the small chains either.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:17

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

    Does he? Where?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:18

    how stupid can one person be? how can you lash out at gmm, and then spend all afternoon copying and pasting their content??

    Does he? Where?

    See the tweet I linked to. His F1 times website is full of GMM...

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:18

    Does he? Where?

    http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/8804697640

    then

    http://f1times.co.uk/

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:18

    See the tweet I linked to. His F1 times website is full of GMM...

    he replied to my initial tweet very quickly....my second one...not so much ;)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:19

    http://f1times.co.uk/

    That's crazy :)

    Is he the site editor or just a contributor? 'Cos if the first he's insane...

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:20

    That's crazy :)

    Is he the site editor or just a contributor? 'Cos if the first he's insane...

    "F1 Times Chief Analyst, Blogger, Rally Editor for An F1 Blog and author of two upcoming F1 Books, possibly"

    i would say either way its hypocritical

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:21

    That's crazy :)

    Is he the site editor or just a contributor? 'Cos if the first he's insane...

    "F1 Times Chief Analyst, Blogger, Rally Editor for An F1 Blog and author of two upcoming F1 Books, possibly"

    i would say either way its hypocritical

    You can't support, link and have an avatar to a site that uses GMM and then bash it - that's bad form.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:21

    i would say either way its hypocritical

    kind of wishing I was at home with Tweetdeck right now..

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:21

    kind of wishing I was at home with Tweetdeck right now..

    he's not responding so you can wait :D

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:23

    You can't support, link and have an avatar to a site that uses GMM and then bash it - that's bad form.

    Mmm. I just wanted to check because while I like a good lynch mob as much as anyone, we should be sure :)

    But yeah, very odd.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:24

    Anyway. Not much news I take it?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 12:24

    kind of wishing I was at home with Tweetdeck right now..

    I decided to join in the fun, i want a new episode!

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 12:24

    we have cinema here, actually it is a normal multiplex, but they have one room/theater called Director's Club. Only for 20 people = 10 couples. 10 double seater comfy plush sofas, small otomans (so one can put the feet up), small coffee table. coffee/tea/drinks/hot dog included. costs double price of regular ticket though {Comment #88}

    I can see a market for that - especially if some chains introduce an "Assistant Director's Club" for more people (maybe 20 couples) on reasonably comfy sofas and coffee tables for a price between the standard and "Director's Club" prices.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:25

    i would say either way its hypocritical

    what's really annoying me is that Jackie now doesn't want to blog

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:25

    what's really annoying me is that Jackie now doesn't want to blog

    oh no :(

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 12:27

    what's really annoying me is that Jackie now doesn't want to blog

    Why, Dont let the fools win Jackie!

    The speed at which he was cut down and spat out by the fan community surely shows you are better than him!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:27

    i would say either way its hypocritical

    what's really annoying me is that Jackie now doesn't want to blog

    What this Mike Griffin chap has done would be akin to me slagging off ManipeF1's excellent article about a weighted, normalised points system as if it was ripping off my articles about the points systems - when the only similarity is the general topic of points scoring in F1!

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:29

    what's really annoying me is that Jackie now doesn't want to blog

    Jackie never wants to blog, so I was looking forward to a few day's worth of stuff :(

    If she doesn't blog the terrorists have won

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:30

    i would say either way its hypocritical

    what's really annoying me is that Jackie now doesn't want to blog

    What this Mike Griffin chap has done would be akin to me slagging off ManipeF1's excellent article about a weighted, normalised points system as if it was ripping off my articles about the points systems - when the only similarity is the general topic of points scoring in F1!

    The other thing is, there is always cross-pollination in blogging - loads of people write articles that are similar. I think it's a great thing - because if we are investigating something and independently come to the same conclusions, it re-inforces our point.

    If it's an op-ed then you get to gauge the feeling on the subject. So we all win!

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 12:32

    I buy my tickets on the net as I refuse to go unless I get a good seat. I still have to print them at the cinema though... {Comment #92}

    This is one reason I avoid going to the cinema to see a film that was released fewer than 2 weeks ago. The queues are horrendous and the telephone pre-booking service is so heavily automated that nobody in my family can use it. (Nobody else can use it either, judging by the fact my local cinema branch removed the printing machine and now expects pre-bookers to collect their ticket in the same queue as everyone else).

    However, go 3-4 weeks after the film is released and it's possible to just stroll up to the cashiers and buy tickets. If it's in the evening, there may be one or two people doing the same thing, but it will be literally one or two.

    Good seats are guaranteed unless you turn up late and a pair of earplugs block out the worst of the boring adverts (as well as lighting the cinema well enough that I can read the cinema brochure!). In my student days, I used to bring books in to get through the adverts and sometimes meals - my cinema-loving friend was quite puzzled when she saw me reading "Flat Out, Flat Broke" while waiting for "Happy Feet" to appear, and both of us had a cheesecake while waiting for "Music and Lyrics".

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:33

    The other thing is, there is always cross-pollination in blogging - loads of people write articles that are similar. I think it's a great thing - because if we are investigating something and independently come to the same conclusions, it re-inforces our point.

    Have you noticed that loads of people keep copying the subject of an article every Thursday? ;-)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:33

    The other thing is, there is always cross-pollination in blogging - loads of people write articles that are similar. I think it's a great thing - because if we are investigating something and independently come to the same conclusions, it re-inforces our point.

    Have you noticed that loads of people keep copying the subject of an article every Thursday? ;-)

    Yeah - that's a really odd coincidence! ;)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:33

    Have you noticed that loads of people keep copying the subject of an article every Thursday? ;-)

    I should imagine Mr C will be angry now we've realised that ;)

    Same thing happens on Fridaty

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:34

    Same thing happens on Fridaty

    next thing you know, more than one person will be blogging about the bahrain grand prix

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:35

    next thing you know, more than one person will be blogging about the bahrain grand prix

    i also heard *whispers* that on Mondays, people have to (its a dictatorship im told) comment on every blog they read! *unwhispers*

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 12:35

    Have you noticed that loads of people keep copying the subject of an article every Thursday? ;-)

    :)

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 12:36

    next thing you know, more than one person will be blogging about the bahrain grand prix

    Now that is just not on... Im closest I call Dibs

    If only i had time to write... :P

    Fight it out amongst yourselves!

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:36

    Fight it out amongst yourselves!

    ooh then i dib writing about GP3!

    oh wait, no-one else wants that ;)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:36

    i also heard *whispers* that on Mondays, people have to (its a dictatorship im told) comment on every blog they read! *unwhispers*

    I feel a need to write an article about this scurrilous behaviour, just give me a few days to check that nobody else has already done one

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 12:38

    and someone talking behind you, someone else rustling a packet of crisps and finally, just as the film starts, a couple to squeeze in front of you stepping on your feet in the process {Comment #127}

    The first two are as liable to happen at home as at the cinema, at least in my experience. Going to a film later in the cinema run tends to reduce the third, but I will admit that it does not remove the risk by any means.

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:39

    The other thing is, there is always cross-pollination in blogging - loads of people write articles that are similar. I think it's a great thing - because if we are investigating something and independently come to the same conclusions, it re-inforces our point.

    Absolutely.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:40

    and someone talking behind you, someone else rustling a packet of crisps and finally, just as the film starts, a couple to squeeze in front of you stepping on your feet in the process {Comment #127}

    The first two are as liable to happen at home as at the cinema, at least in my experience. Going to a film later in the cinema run tends to reduce the third, but I will admit that it does not remove the risk by any means.

    Oh yeah, and you have to sit next to someone you don't know. And I absolutely HATE doing that :(

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:40

    The first two are as liable to happen at home as at the cinema, at least in my experience. Going to a film later in the cinema run tends to reduce the third, but I will admit that it does not remove the risk by any means.

    I finally watched Doctor Who The End of Time last night as I knew I wouldn't be allowed any peace to be able to watch it at Christmas :-)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:41

    Oh yeah, and you have to sit next to someone you don't know. And I absolutely HATE doing that :(

    Suddenly i understand why you hate the train!

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 12:41

    I finally watched Doctor Who The End of Time last night as I knew I wouldn't be allowed any peace to be able to watch it at Christmas :-)

    Woah. Even I'm not that far behind!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:41

    The other thing is, there is always cross-pollination in blogging - loads of people write articles that are similar. I think it's a great thing - because if we are investigating something and independently come to the same conclusions, it re-inforces our point.

    It's good to come to different conclusions too, see different POVs

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:42

    Oh yeah, and you have to sit next to someone you don't know. And I absolutely HATE doing that :(

    Suddenly i understand why you hate the train!

    Try getting shoved and elbowed while you sleep, or when you sit at the window and the person in the aisle doesn't leave to exit the train at central station until 5 seconds before the train arrives!

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:42

    Have you noticed that loads of people keep copying the subject of an article every Thursday? ;-)

    heh :)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:42

    The other thing is, there is always cross-pollination in blogging - loads of people write articles that are similar. I think it's a great thing - because if we are investigating something and independently come to the same conclusions, it re-inforces our point.

    It's good to come to different conclusions too, see different POVs

    That's also a good point :)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:43

    Woah. Even I'm not that far behind!

    :-D

    Worth the wait though

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 12:43

    I feel a need to write an article about this scurrilous behaviour, just give me a few days to check that nobody else has already done one

    Joe wrote one. I think I did too but I can't remember. I feel like writing another.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 12:44

    Try getting shoved and elbowed while you sleep, or when you sit at the window and the person in the aisle doesn't leave to exit the train at central station until 5 seconds before the train arrives!

    ah yes, the joys of public transport, been there for all those, although i dont sleep on the train!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:45

    Woah. Even I'm not that far behind!

    I just deleted an entire series of Heroes because I decided I was never going to get around to watching it and hated the fact that whatever recording I wanted to watch was always on the other side of this long list of programmes beginning with H

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 12:45

    Try getting shoved and elbowed while you sleep, or when you sit at the window and the person in the aisle doesn't leave to exit the train at central station until 5 seconds before the train arrives!

    You can get a seat?!? *faints*

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:46

    Try getting shoved and elbowed while you sleep, or when you sit at the window and the person in the aisle doesn't leave to exit the train at central station until 5 seconds before the train arrives!

    ah yes, the joys of public transport, been there for all those, although i dont sleep on the train!

    It's an InterCity Train: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC3 and I leave so early in the morning, everyone kinda sleeps. Usually have a nap in the evening too, I'm so knackered...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 12:46

    Try getting shoved and elbowed while you sleep, or when you sit at the window and the person in the aisle doesn't leave to exit the train at central station until 5 seconds before the train arrives!

    You can get a seat?!? *faints*

    I get on quite early as it's a long commute. You can book a seat, too...

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:08

    Ooooh Gavin!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:09

    Ooooh Gavin!

    Checking Twitter now..

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:09

    Checking Twitter now..

    and Nick!

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:10

    Checking Twitter now..

    and Nick!

    Read it.

    ...Really, now.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:10

    a bit inconsistent isn't he? one moment he's telling Jon he doesn't use GMM and now he does but others made him do it

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:11

    Ooooh Gavin!

    Checking Twitter now..

    Responded.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:11

    a bit inconsistent isn't he? one moment he's telling Jon he doesn't use GMM and now he does but others made him do it

    I my opinion of the situation still stands, if he dosent like it, then get out. Its simple.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 13:12

    a bit inconsistent isn't he? one moment he's telling Jon he doesn't use GMM and now he does but others made him do it

    It sounds like he wanted be an F1 journo but didn't make it

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:12

    a bit inconsistent isn't he? one moment he's telling Jon he doesn't use GMM and now he does but others made him do it

    It sounds like he wanted be an F1 journo but didn't make it

    http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9524804642

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 13:12

    I my opinion of the situation still stands, if he dosent like it, then get out. Its simple.

    Indeedy'

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:12

    I my opinion of the situation still stands, if he dosent like it, then get out. Its simple.

    That's what I was thinking. He does admit it's hurt his career, but you don't need to pay anything to start your own blog.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 13:13

    http://twitter..._f1/status/9524804642

    he seems to have taken it badly

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:13
  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:13

    That's what I was thinking. He does admit it's hurt his career, but you don't need to pay anything to start your own blog.

    I hadn't heard of him before today, if he moves today then I dont think its hurt him that much

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 13:13

    how powerful that a few tweets from you lot have successfully killed his f1 career hahaha

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:14

    how powerful that a few tweets from you lot have successfully killed his f1 career hahaha

    he looks tired ;)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:15

    how powerful that a few tweets from you lot have successfully killed his f1 career hahaha

    oh my bleeding heart

    he can't be trusted because he goes around accusing people of copying an article that he doesn't have a copy of which was on a website that doesn't exist and which he's not sure about the name of

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:16

    how powerful that a few tweets from you lot have successfully killed his f1 career hahaha

    oh my bleeding heart

    he can't be trusted because he goes around accusing people of copying an article that he doesn't have a copy of which was on a website that doesn't exist and which he's not sure about the name of

    It's a bit drama queen...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:17

    It's a bit drama queen...

    apologising might help his reputation (although it hasn't really worked for Tiger Woods)

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 13:18

    how powerful that a few tweets from you lot have successfully killed his f1 career hahaha

    It was the plan all along

    Step 1: Badoer

    Step 2: Mr Mike

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 13:19

    Step 2: Mr Mike

    Step 3......oooh the mystery

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:19

    It was the plan all along

    you missed out Max (he was looking very tired)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 13:23

    That's what I was thinking. He does admit it's hurt his career, but you don't need to pay anything to start your own blog.

    what career? F1 blogging isn't a career unless you actually go to the paddock like Joe, James, Adam etc...

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:24

    what career? F1 blogging isn't a career unless you actually go to the paddock like Joe, James, Adam etc...

    He says he has a book of some sort... trying to get it published, but none of the publishers trust him anymore. So he says, anyway.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:25

    He says he has a book of some sort... trying to get it published, but none of the publishers trust him anymore. So he says, anyway.

    No non-motorsport publisher will have heard of GMM, i dont believe it

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:26

    No non-motorsport publisher will have heard of GMM, i dont believe it

    all the publishers follow your's, nick's and gavin's tweets, didn't you know? ;-)

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 13:26

    No non-motorsport publisher will have heard of GMM, i dont believe it

    and he was the one that put his name on the site...

  • Webby23/02/2010 at 13:26

    Not sure if this was ever posted but I thought it was awesome. The olympic gold medalist in skeleton Jon Montgomery teaching Jacues Villeneuve how tough skeleton is.

    Enjoy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_bfn3utWcM

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:27

    all the publishers follow your's, nick's and gavin's tweets, didn't you know? ;-)

    we're quite influential dontya know ;)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:27

    Enjoy... http://www.you...m/watch?v=N_bfn3utWcM

    blocked in my country. boo. that would have been awesome

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 13:28

    all the publishers follow your's, nick's and gavin's tweets, didn't you know? ;-)

    I can make or break books... FACT

    *cough* For a fee Alex *cough*

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:28

    we're quite influential dontya know ;)

    they stopped listening to me after I said that harry potter book would never sell... :-(

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:28

    blocked in my country. boo. that would have been awesome

    US-only, maybe?

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:28

    they stopped listening to me after I said that harry potter book would never sell... :-(

    harry what now? :P

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 13:30

    Oooh it's a cold one out there today. Still snowing, grr.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:31

    *cough* For a fee Alex *cough*

    aha

  • Stuart C23/02/2010 at 13:31

    James A published his own book and it seems to have done well (although it's impossible to know for sure - unless he never does one again).

    There isn't much money in books about motor racing. The advances are quite small (if you get one at all) and it's such a niche market that you're unlikely to sell enough copies to get much in the way of royalties. Since my publisher is in the US my royalty cheques will be in dollars, so my only ambition in that regard is for the amounts in question to be high enough for there to actually be some left over once the bank has trousered its £10 charge!

  • Webby23/02/2010 at 13:32

    Canada for sure, I will see if I can find another copy.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:33

    There isn't much money in books about motor racing. The advances are quite small (if you get one at all) and it's such a niche market that you're unlikely to sell enough copies to get much in the way of royalties. Since my publisher is in the US my royalty cheques will be in dollars, so my only ambition in that regard is for the amounts in question to be high enough for there to actually be some left over once the bank has trousered its £10 charge!

    Me and my dad always have a giggle when his royalties cheques come through for his book. Unless you have a Harry Potter-esq success, theres not a great deal of money in book writing

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:33

    Oooh it's a cold one out there today. Still snowing, grr.

    Same here - in the city I work but not where I live - so it was a nice surprise to arrive at work this morning to another 5cm :)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:33

    Looking at the insideferrari twitter page. I like their background. Could have more light, otherwise, it's all right. :D

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:34

    Canada for sure, I will see if I can find another copy.

    ooh thank yuou

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:34

    There isn't much money in books about motor racing. The advances are quite small (if you get one at all) and it's such a niche market that you're unlikely to sell enough copies to get much in the way of royalties. Since my publisher is in the US my royalty cheques will be in dollars, so my only ambition in that regard is for the amounts in question to be high enough for there to actually be some left over once the bank has trousered its £10 charge!

    if motor racing is bad, you should try chemical engineering... I'm yet to see any money :-D

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:36

    if motor racing is bad, you should try chemical engineering... I'm yet to see any money :-D

    the way i see to make money from motor racing books is to write a book, become a university lecturer and then put the book on the must read list, its a definite win :D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:37

    the way i see to make money from motor racing books is to write a book, become a university lecturer and then put the book on the must read list, its a definite win :D

    depending on the size of the course, you're talking about something like 100 sales a year? if that.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 13:37

    depending on the size of the course, you're talking about something like 100 sales a year? if that.

    ok so maybe i havent thought this through

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:38

    depending on the size of the course, you're talking about something like 100 sales a year? if that.

    ok so maybe i havent thought this through

    Step 1: Write Book

    Step 2: ?

    Step 3: Profit!

  • Webby23/02/2010 at 13:39

    http://www.ctvolympics.ca/video/index.html?assetid=60840cff-deb5-46f1-882c-d8c8d97f73b2

    You could try this but I doubt it will work either :(

    Sorry everyone

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:39

    ok so maybe i havent thought this through

    Step 1: Write first chapter of book

    Step 2: Sell publishing rights

    Step 3: Sell film rights

    Step 4: Sell merchandising rights

    Step 5: I suppose you better finish this book

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:40

    You could try this but I doubt it will work either :(

    i love how we can give it a maple leaf rating

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:41

    Spot the missing team: http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/teams/

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:42

    Spot the missing team: http://www.for...ms_and_drivers/teams/

    still missing from the fia site too

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 13:42

    Spot the missing team: http://www.for...ms_and_drivers/teams/

    Joe says all is OK

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/sauber-is-on-the-fia-entry-list/

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:43
  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:46

    There is nobody in the office - they all went to a meeting!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:46

    Joe says all is OK

    FIA Press Release from December

    "The FIA has written to inform BMW Sauber AG that their application for an entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship has been successful. Subject to their signing the Concorde Agreement, BMW Sauber will be awarded the 13th entry in the Championship, taking the place of the departing Toyota team."

    so it's official as far as the FIA is concerned, list or no list, so it's seems a bit pedantic not to include them - bridgestone are supplying them with tyres when they won't give any to stefan, after all.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:47

    Joe says all is OK

    FIA Press Release from December

    "The FIA has written to inform BMW Sauber AG that their application for an entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship has been successful. Subject to their signing the Concorde Agreement, BMW Sauber will be awarded the 13th entry in the Championship, taking the place of the departing Toyota team."

    so it's official as far as the FIA is concerned, list or no list, so it's seems a bit pedantic not to include them - bridgestone are supplying them with tyres when they won't give any to stefan, after all.

    Yeah. It's just weird, that's all...

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 13:47

    heikki is at classic lotus today:

    http://tweetphoto.com/12270188

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 13:49

    Yeah. It's just weird, that's all...

    Nah, it's not weird. Probably just very bureaucratic. :D

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 13:50

    Yeah. It's just weird, that's all...

    Nah, it's not weird. Probably just very bureaucratic. :D

    Fair call...

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 14:04

    Right gotta run, got a few trains to catch, see you on the other side!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 14:04

    Right gotta run, got a few trains to catch, see you on the other side!

    Mind the Gap Jon ;)

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 14:19

    Drama over for now then: http://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/statuses/9526866860

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 14:21

    Drama over for now then: http://twitter...1/statuses/9526866860

    Except he deleted his tweets and denied it ever happened. This is fun to watch!

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 14:21

    Drama over for now then: http://twitter...1/statuses/9526866860

    Tune in next week folks, for the next episode

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 14:21

    Tune in next week folks, for the next episode

    :)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:22

    AWESOME article, Stuart!

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/02/change-lucas-password/

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 14:22

    Tune in next week folks, for the next episode

    I can't wait for the Dr Who episode where the Daleks start Twittering

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:22

    AWESOME article, Stuart!

    BTW, so he KNOWS who f1scoop is? And it's a legit journo?

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 14:23

    BTW, so he KNOWS who f1scoop is? And it's a legit journo?

    He has often hinted as much.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:23

    Drama over for now then: http://twitter...1/statuses/9526866860

    and I know why :-)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:23

    and I know why :-)

    You do?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:24

    He has often hinted as much.

    Fair point. Still no idea who he is, though.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:24

    You do?

    indeed

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:25

    indeed

    i'm missing something here, ain't i?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:27

    Fair point. Still no idea who he is, though.

    On another note, I didn't know LDM was a big fan of Robert Redford...

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

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:27

    i'm missing something here, ain't i?

    well it's nothing to do with gmm

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:28

    On another note, I didn't know LDM was a big fan of Robert Redford...

    My father-in-law's girl friend is a horse whisperer - properly trained in the art

    but Mrs C doesn't like horses so maybe we should move on... ;-)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 14:29

    On another note, I didn't know LDM was a big fan of Robert Redford...

    My father-in-law's girl friend is a horse whisperer - properly trained in the art

    but Mrs C doesn't like horses so maybe we should move on... ;-)

    Does that Heikki a Horse-Roarer?

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 14:29

    well it's nothing to do with gmm

    Did he comment on the blog post? I can't access it, it isn't loading..

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:31

    Did he comment on the blog post? I can't access it, it isn't loading..

    a good time to have gone down... but no he didn't

    I commented on his... doubt he'll allow it to post though - I pointed out where he had copied his article from

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 14:32

    Completely off topic from anything but a bit of Dr Who blogging has occured :P http://toata.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/65-the-new-dimension/

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:33

    Completely off topic from anything but a bit of Dr Who blogging has occured :P http://toata.w...65-the-new-dimension/

    woohoo, it's safe for me to read this stuff now

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:33

    Have you noticed that loads of people keep copying the subject of an article every Thursday? ;-)

    :)

    :)

    :)

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:34

    a good time to have gone down... but no he didn't

    I commented on his... doubt he'll allow it to post though - I pointed out where he had copied his article from

    looks like i've missed an ace conversation :(

    *reads back*

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:34

    looks like i've missed an ace conversation :(

    indeed. where were you?

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 14:36

    a good time to have gone down... but no he didn't

    I commented on his... doubt he'll allow it to post though - I pointed out where he had copied his article from

    :-)

    The safety one? I'm surprised you found it given he couldn't remember.

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:37

    indeed. where were you?

    haircut. sowwy :(

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 14:38

    indeed. where were you?

    Mr C may have been "off-line"!!! *Gasp*

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:38

    haircut. sowwy :(

    Oooh. Trying to impress the missus? :D

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:38

    Mr C may have been "off-line"!!! *Gasp*

    i know! i may need an iphone :(

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:38

    Mr C may have been "off-line"!!! *Gasp*

    Actually, he WAS! :O

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:38

    Oooh. Trying to impress the missus? :D

    ...or joe :)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:39

    ...or joe :)

    that just sounds SO wrong. :P

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 14:39

    Oooh. Trying to impress the missus? :D

    More likely Joe.

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 14:39

    ...or joe :)

    Boo. You got there first.

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:39

    More likely Joe.

    You know Mr C SO well. :D

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:39

    Ooooh.

    http://www.cosworthformula1.com/

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:40

    ...or joe :)

    Boo. You got there first.

    ;)

  • me23/02/2010 at 14:41
  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:41

    :-)

    The safety one? I'm surprised you found it given he couldn't remember.

    A safety one, not THE (mythical) safety one - it's copied from Allianz's safety dictionary and then fed through a thesaurus - if he only knew how many students try that trick on me each year

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:41

    good find, sir.

    must credit @AlejandroBurgos on Twitter for the find. ;)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:42

    must credit @AlejandroBurgos on Twitter for the find. ;)

    *@AlejandroBurger

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 14:42

    My phone is evil. It has started bringing up 'amazini' before displaying 'amazing' on the predictive text :(

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 14:43

    My phone is evil. It has started bringing up 'amazini' before displaying 'amazing' on the predictive text :(

    predictive text has a lot of strange words that it thinks is important

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 14:44

    predictive text has a lot of strange words that it thinks is important

    I accidentally deleted a file that my phone must need to make the dictionary work properly, now every time I turn the phone off it wipes all the words I have added. Such a pain.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 14:44

    predictive text has a lot of strange words that it thinks is important

    I just think my phone is picking on me.

    although It is my own fault though I suppose... ;)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 14:45

    must credit @AlejandroBurgos on Twitter for the find. ;)

    You have to be the ultimate Twitter finder person. Without a twitter.

    Mind = blown

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 14:46

    You have to be the ultimate Twitter finder person. Without a twitter.

    There's no secret to it. ;) No secret features or anything. Just using something available to all.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 15:17

    There's no secret to it. ;) No secret features or anything. Just using something available to all.

    You must be tempted to join in!

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:21

    You must be tempted to join in!

    Once or twice, but I can read everything I need to read without joining. And it's always better to comment on the blog rather than Twitter. ;)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:22

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4368522936/in/set-72157623336807855/

    EPIC LEGO creation. Just... wow.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 15:25

    Once or twice, but I can read everything I need to read without joining. And it's always better to comment on the blog rather than Twitter. ;)

    But you cant chat to @legardj on the blog (yet) :P

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:26

    But you cant chat to @legardj on the blog (yet) :P

    :D

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 15:26

    its 2.30am and my neighbours are now onto their 6th consecutive rendition of Always by Bon Jovi.

    :(

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 15:27

    its 2.30am and my neighbours are now onto their 6th consecutive rendition of Always by Bon Jovi.

    Not Bon Jovi!!

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:28

    its 2.30am and my neighbours are now onto their 6th consecutive rendition of Always by Bon Jovi.

    i'm guessing someone just went through a break-up there?

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 15:29

    i'm guessing someone just went through a break-up there?

    no, they just really really seem to like singing the same song over and over in the middle of the night in the middle of the week. Normally it's You're The Voice by John Farnham, but they only know the chorus to that so its quite painful.

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:30

    no, they just really really seem to like singing the same song over and over in the middle of the night in the middle of the week. Normally it's You're The Voice by John Farnham, but they only know the chorus to that so its quite painful.

    hehehe. poor Amy though... can you use Giggles Radio to block out their singing?

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 15:32

    hehehe. poor Amy though... can you use Giggles Radio to block out their singing?

    I normally sleep upside down on my bed so my head is further from the not-soundproofed walls. Then I turn my fan on so all I can hear is its constant hum :D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 15:36

    http://www.fli...et-72157623336807855/

    EPIC LEGO creation. Just... wow.

    I like this: "the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes "

    Ferrari will want to use it as their new mobile home. does it come in red?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:37

    I like this: "the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes "

    Ferrari will want to use it as their new mobile home. does it come in red?

    Ferrari has a deal with LEGO, right? I'm sure they can get it in red. :D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 15:42

    Ferrari has a deal with LEGO, right? I'm sure they can get it in red. :D

    and through santander they can get Hamilton to supervise the construction

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 15:43

    But you cant chat to @legardj on the blog (yet) :P

    :D

    Go on sign up... you have nothing to loose!

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 15:44

    Hi all, thanks for the support :D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 15:46

    Hi all, thanks for the support :D

    Dont worry... we er 'won' i think

    Although i feel a little bit bad

    But keep on blogging! :D Dont let people like that dishearten you!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 15:46

    Go on sign up... you have nothing to loose!

    and you can play "Guess who f1scoop is?"

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 15:47

    Dont worry... we er 'won' i think

    Glad I missed the battle, I went for a walk

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 15:54

    eh? Lewis and that woman are back together?

  • me23/02/2010 at 15:54

    Dont worry... we er 'won' i think

    we don't do loosing, do we?

    gutted i missed all the fun though.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 15:54

    eh? Lewis and that woman are back together?

    Apparently so. Saw it mentioned on tv earlier.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 15:55

    Apparently so. Saw it mentioned on tv earlier.

    and looking for a wedding dress (I hope for her but who knows what McLaren PR might have dreamt up)

  • me23/02/2010 at 15:57

    and looking for a wedding dress (I hope for her but who knows what McLaren PR might have dreamt up)

    :)

    do they need the press that badly?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 15:57

    and looking for a wedding dress (I hope for her but who knows what McLaren PR might have dreamt up)

    eugh. please no. let's stick to the obvious bride here. :D

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 16:03

    and you can play "Guess who f1scoop is?"

    It'd be funny if it were Stuart himself :)

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:04

    It'd be funny if it were Stuart himself :)

    he gave us a clue in the comments a while back, but it didn't help me much :(

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:05

    It'd be funny if it were Stuart himself :)

    hmmm... I think you're on to something there ;-)

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:07

    hmmm... I think you're on to something there ;-)

    you think stuart would accuse joe of pandering to toyota after they gave him a free car?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:08

    you think stuart would accuse joe of pandering to toyota after they gave him a free car?

    maybe he can get revenge and reveal who he is in london :D

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:09

    he gave us a clue in the comments a while back, but it didn't help me much :(

    what did he say?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:10

    what did he say?

    he seems to be dropping clues in twitter today

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:10

    maybe he can get revenge and reveal who he is in london :D

    i don;t think joe knows?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:11

    i don;t think joe knows?

    unless it's joe... :-D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:11

    unless it's joe... :-D

    oooh

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:13

    he seems to be dropping clues in twitter today

    very cryptic clues at that.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:14

    very cryptic clues at that.

    now how do you know?

    got it! YOU'RE F1SCOOP! and that's how you know what is on twitter

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:15

    now how do you know?

    got it! YOU'RE F1SCOOP! and that's how you know what is on twitter

    Ahahahaha! That's a new one...

    But no. It's not me. Me, an F1 journalist? How I wish. :D

  • RG23/02/2010 at 16:16

    Afternoon all.

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:16

    very cryptic clues at that.

    i don't think they're clues for us. just stuart proving he knows scoopy?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:19

    i don't think they're clues for us. just stuart proving he knows scoopy?

    so wait... stuart hasn't talked to whoever he thinks scoopy is?

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:21

    so wait... stuart hasn't talked to whoever he thinks scoopy is?

    i dunno? i assume he's confident he knows who it is, and scoop thinks he's still anonymous.

    *shrugs*

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:21

    Hey all

    Two more days to go

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:26

    its 2.30am and my neighbours are now onto their 6th consecutive rendition of Always by Bon Jovi.

    Play Rage Against The Machine at 6:00am tomorrow or as you as you get back from work when their hangovers should be really baaaaad!

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:27

    Two more days to go

    yay!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:29

    Ive ordered Jame's Book...

    Its being sent to alisons, i hope she doest turn it into pancakes!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:29

    yay!

    By Thursday I'll be brain dead. Still I've got the next early shift off so no earlies until April

    Double Yay!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:30

    Play Rage Against The Machine at 6:00am tomorrow or as you as you get back from work when their hangovers should be really baaaaad!

    I always found New Order's Blue Monday worked best - it's just something about the drum on it that really makes the walls rattle

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:30

    Ive ordered Jame's Book...

    Mr Allen's?

    The so called 'Collector's Item'?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:31

    The so called 'Collector's Item'?

    The very same!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:31

    I always found New Order's Blue Monday worked best - it's just something about the drum on it that really makes the walls rattle

    How about the 15 minute remix of Rapper's Delight by The Sugarhill Gang

    70's rap, yeah baby

  • RG23/02/2010 at 16:31

    i don't think they're clues for us. just stuart proving he knows scoopy?

    He says he has 4 times more followers on his f1scoop account than his actual one..

    Sadly, there doesn't appear to be any journalist on there with about 600 followers, unless Ari Vatenen is behind it all

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:31

    The so called 'Collector's Item'?

    Its gonna be like F1 pokemon!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:31

    Nick: Have you worked out your whereabouts for next month yet?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:32

    He says he has 4 times more followers on his f1scoop account than his actual one..

    surely not that easy, that'd be a dead giveaway if we can find someone with 600 followers

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:32

    Sadly, there doesn't appear to be any journalist on there with about 600 followers, unless Ari Vatenen is behind it all

    What are we talking about here?

    I mean, how far back or what do I filter to catch up on the comments?

    [Just opened Doohickey]

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 16:33

    Ooooh!! Codemasters are revealing the first info to the F1 2010 game on March 17th :)

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:33

    What are we talking about here?

    I mean, how far back or what do I filter to catch up on the comments?

    [Just opened Doohickey]

    who is @f1scoop.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:34

    who is @f1scoop.

    Should we care?

    It's just twitter ;)

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:34

    Nick: Have you worked out your whereabouts for next month yet?

    I suspect i will be here, still not confirmed though, hopefully it will be decided in the meeting tomorrow...

    Id say it is about 75% certain...

    Thinking of coming to visit?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:34

    He says he has 4 times more followers on his f1scoop account than his actual one..

    Will Buxton isn't far off 600

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:34

    who is @f1scoop.

    Scoop is not a word I pay much attention in the media

    Very tabloid

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:35

    Should we care?

    It's just twitter ;)

    it's a quiet afternoon :)

  • RG23/02/2010 at 16:35

    Ooooh!! Codemasters are revealing the first info to the F1 2010 game on March 17th :)

    Or: http://community.codemasters.com/forum/f1-2010-game-1316/407730-according-oxm-f1-2010-details-next-months-issue.html

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:35

    Thinking of coming to visit?

    Quite possibly, if there isn't an Embargo for Staff Travel

    Somewhere between Mar 11 - 15th

    Maybe

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:36

    Should we care?

    It's just twitter ;)

    it's a quiet afternoon :)

    it's that or discussing hammy's wedding plans

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:36

    it's that or discussing hammy's wedding plans

    Twitter it is then

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 16:36
  • me23/02/2010 at 16:36

    Or: http://communi...ext-months-issue.html

    ace. but isn't this just an announcement, of an announcement?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:37

    ace. but isn't this just an announcement, of an announcement?

    I hate teasers

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:38

    who is @f1scoop.

    Should we care?

    It's just twitter ;)

    Some of it looks quite 'insider' though, if true

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:38

    Somewhere between Mar 11 - 15th

    My dad will be over here then, but you are more than welcome...

    Not sure i can put you up though, as alison will tell you my mansion is slightly small for now, but im hoping to move ASAP so i will let you know

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 16:38

    ace. but isn't this just an announcement, of an announcement?

    I hate teasers

    I actually had no idea they were working on a F1 2010 game. Still too busy with MW2, I guess.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:39

    Some of it looks quite 'insider' though, if true

    that's the point - it's supposed to be an alter ego for an f1 journo

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:39

    Will Buxton isn't far off 600

    interesting.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:39

    My dad will be over here then, but you are more than welcome...

    Not sure i can put you up though, as alison will tell you my mansion is slightly small for now, but im hoping to move ASAP so i will let you know

    I may do Hong Kong or Dublin yet, so I'll let you know nearer the time

    [Will your Dad be happy coming on the lash with us?]

  • RG23/02/2010 at 16:39

    ace. but isn't this just an announcement, of an announcement?

    Probably. From what I know off the forums, they've sent off a set of screenshots to the FOM for approval for release.

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:40

    Probably. From what I know off the forums, they've sent off a set of screenshots to the FOM for approval for release.

    you reckon bernie needs to play it first too?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:41

    interesting.

    and Emma's on Twitter too. so if they were a pair...

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 16:41

    you reckon bernie needs to play it first too?

    See what ideas he can nick for his ideas in changes to f1

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:41

    I may do Hong Kong or Dublin yet, so I'll let you know nearer the time

    [Will your Dad be happy coming on the lash with us?]

    hehe, maybe, although i cant get too smashed mid week!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:41

    Will Buxton isn't far off 600

    interesting.

    Going by http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/f1-media/

    there are a few around the 600 mark - near enough to be descibed as having a quarter of the followers

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:41

    you reckon bernie needs to play it first too?

    See what ideas he can nick for his ideas in changes to f1

    :)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:41

    Is there a way to see who was the first to follow a person apart from 'next page' through the followers pages?

    #TwitterInvestigation

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:42

    and Emma's on Twitter too. so if they were a pair...

    ahhh....

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:42

    hehe, maybe, although i cant get too smashed mid week!

    No that's cool, I can come for an early weekend

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:43

    Is there a way to see who was the first to follow a person apart from 'next page' through the followers pages?

    #TwitterInvestigation

    does web.archive.org cover that?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:43

    Will Buxton isn't far off 600

    Hes following castrol raninkgs so i think its highly likely to be haymarket

    #twitterinvestigation

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:44

    does web.archive.org cover that?

    Don't you go 'all html' on me now!

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:44

    and Emma's on Twitter too. so if they were a pair...

    ahhh....

    sounds close. stuart's clue a while back related to sutton images. so there is an association: http://www.gpweek.com/contact.html

    gpweek is a competitor to gp+ too, so maybe some frustration there?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:45

    Don't you go 'all html' on me now!

    :D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:45

    sounds close. stuart's clue a while back related to sutton images. so there is an association: http://www.gpweek.com/contact.html

    but mark sutton has about 600 followers too :-D

  • RG23/02/2010 at 16:45

    gpweek is a competitor to gp+ too, so maybe some frustration there?

    Oooooh.

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:46

    sounds close. stuart's clue a while back related to sutton images. so there is an association

    it's plausible, then. but we don't have much more to go on beyond that.

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:46

    but mark sutton has about 600 followers too :-D

    blast. there's mark and keith sutton though. that pairing stand up?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:47

    blast. there's mark and keith sutton though. that pairing stand up?

    could do so too. but do photogs like spreading gossip?

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:48

    could do so too. but do photogs like spreading gossip?

    And does Stuart's use of the words Allianz and Donne have any connection?

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 16:48

    No that's cool, I can come for an early weekend

    Awww cute cute.

    Tell him to find a new house!!!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:49

    Tell him to find a new house!!!

    Well, if he can get one in under 2 weeks, even better! ;)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:50

    Well, if he can get one in under 2 weeks, even better! ;)

    :D

    Give him credit Alison, he did say:

    Not sure i can put you up though, as alison will tell you my mansion is slightly small for now, but im hoping to move ASAP so i will let you know

  • me23/02/2010 at 16:50

    And does Stuart's use of the words Allianz and Donne have any connection?

    not to me. i did find the comment though: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/02/valencia-testing-day-two-february-2010/#comment-671341

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:51

    Give him credit Alison, he did say:

    He knew Alison was lurking :)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:51

    not to me. i did find the comment though: http://sidepod...-2010/#comment-671341

    hmmm. the Buxton theory makes more sense to me, but both are possible.

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:51

    He knew Alison was lurking :)

    :D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:52

    Apparently the first thing he followed was Grandprixtv.net

    http://grandprixtv.net/

    #twitterInvestigation

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:53

    Apparently the first thing he followed was Grandprixtv.net

    What about followers?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 16:55

    And does Stuart's use of the words Allianz and Donne have any connection?

    allianz suggests a link to williams?

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 16:55

    He knew Alison was lurking :)

    I'm not a school teacher!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:56

    What about followers?

    there are 2000 of them.. dig in!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:56

    I'm not a school teacher!

    No miss

    oops

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 16:56

    I'm not a school teacher!

    :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:56

    Ooh, also, I heard today that Suzi Perry ditched Moto GP as she was tiring of the travelling now she has a family

    Via MCN apparently

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:57

    there are 2000 of them.. dig in!

    That's why I asked if there was an easy way to get to the beginning of the list

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 16:57

    That's why I asked if there was an easy way to get to the beginning of the list

    if you use list view you get 20 per page...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 16:59

    if you use list view you get 20 per page...

    I know!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:00

    I know!

    :P

    Go on then ;)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:00

    Go on then ;)

    Nah, bored of that story now

  • me23/02/2010 at 17:04

    Nah, bored of that story now

    so, lewis and nicole, eh?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:05

    so, lewis and nicole, eh?

    Did I mention me & Mallya? ;)

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 17:05

    so, lewis and nicole, eh?

    shock! gasp! ;)

  • me23/02/2010 at 17:06

    Did I mention me & Mallya? ;)

    indeedy. i heard you posted about it a whole day before you knew ;)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 17:06

    so, lewis and nicole, eh?

    i'm going to get them a USF1 toaster for their wedding present... nobody else will think of that ;-)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 17:06

    Did I mention me & Mallya? ;)

    yesterday I think

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:06

    indeedy. i heard you posted about it a whole day before you knew ;)

    It was a teaser announcement gone wrong

  • me23/02/2010 at 17:09

    It was a teaser announcement gone wrong

    :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 17:15

    evening :)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:15

    evening :)

    Hi Lou

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:16

    Lou: Have you thought about what time you'll arrive in London

    Amdefinitely grabbing food before Joe's

    [MacD's, pub food or other]

  • Journeyer23/02/2010 at 17:16

    evening :)

    Hey Lou. :)

    Gotta go to bed now. :) Night, folks!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:17

    Bye Journeyer

  • RG23/02/2010 at 17:17

    Gotta go to bed now. :) Night, folks!

    Hey lou and bye journeyer

  • lou23/02/2010 at 17:18

    Gotta go to bed now. :) Night, folks!

    bye journeyer. :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 17:18

    Lou: Have you thought about what time you'll arrive in London

    Amdefinitely grabbing food before Joe's

    [MacD's, pub food or other]

    oh goodness. I shall check train times now. it starts at 7 right?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:18

    oh goodness. I shall check train times now. it starts at 7 right?

    Yup

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 17:19

    the first person to follow f1scoop was... @BMWSauberF1Team

    I don't think that helps! :-D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:19

    the first person to follow f1scoop was... @BMWSauberF1Team

    I don't think that helps! :-D

    Could be an insider there...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:19

    Could be an insider there...

    Or friend of

  • RG23/02/2010 at 17:21

    the first person to follow f1scoop was... @BMWSauberF1Team

    I don't think that helps! :-D

    #conspiracytheory

    They actually pulled out as they were almost outed as the people behind F1Scoop....

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:23

    They actually pulled out as they were almost outed as the people behind F1Scoop....

    #conspiracytheory

    :D

  • lou23/02/2010 at 17:24

    oh goodness. I shall check train times now. it starts at 7 right?

    Yup

    right looking at train times i can realistically get the train to london that will get me into Charing Cross just before 6. However if i miss that one there is a train that will get me there for 6:25. either way plenty of time to get to Oxford Circus and get to the venue. I may end up eating something on train.. will depend if i remember to make something i think.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:29

    I may end up eating something on train.. will depend if i remember to make something i think.

    OK, uou have my number anyway

    I'll try to meet Turkey Machine and/or Alex near Oxford Circus

  • lou23/02/2010 at 17:31

    OK, uou have my number anyway

    I'll try to meet Turkey Machine and/or Alex near Oxford Circus

    okay. i'll text you when i'm in London :) i need to confirm plans with mum but i may be getting the later train. I know where the venue is (thank you Lukeh) so if for any reason i'm late i'll be okay to find it.. i hope :D

  • Dan Brunell23/02/2010 at 17:43

    Hey everyone.

    Just wanted to share a quick idea...

    "USF1... The Musical"

    What is going on today?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:43

    What is going on today?

    Speculation mostly

    Hi Dan

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 17:43

    "USF1... The Musical"

    love it!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:44

    James A is meeting Max tommorow in london

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com

    It should be interesting to hear his response to the whispering horses "holy war" :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:45

    It should be interesting to hear his response to the whispering horses "holy war" :D

    Doubt it, he'll have an equally snidey yet predictable response

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:46

    Doubt it, he'll have an equally snidey yet predictable response

    Im hoping he might decide to discuss some more of his meetings with luca

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 17:51

    Goooood Everning all

  • Dan Brunell23/02/2010 at 17:51

    "USF1... The Musical"

    Including hits like:

    "Some Enchanted Entry"

    "Crush E'vry Rumor"

    "(Jose) Maria"

    Yankee Doodle Dudely"

    "Springtime for Stefan and Serbia"

    "Don't drive for me Argentina"

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:51

    Goooood Everning all

    Hi Jonboy

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 17:52

    Steeeeeeeeeeeven!

    Nick is picking on Michel!!!!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 17:52

    "Don't drive for me Argentina"

    :lol:

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 17:52

    Including hits like:

    Excellent!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 17:53

    "Springtime for Stefan and Serbia"

    :-D :-D :-D

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 17:54

    Hi Jonboy

    evening sire. i see Mr Griffin took some of the advice given

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:55

    Including hits like:

    :D :D :D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:56

    Nick is picking on Michel!!!!

    I just misremembered his name!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 17:57

    Steeeeeeeeeeeven!

    You rang?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 17:58

    "USF1... The Musical"

    Needs a wiki page

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:58

    I bet EJ is gutted the horse guy didnt mention him!

    May be @F1scoop... no never!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 17:58

    I just misremembered his name!

    And you think that is a minor thing?

  • Dan Brunell23/02/2010 at 17:59

    Including hits like:

    I missed a few now that I think about it:

    "Get Me to the Grid on Time"

    "Oh, What a Beautiful Toaster"

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 17:59

    And you think that is a minor thing?

    To be fair what i called him would have been better :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:00

    To be fair what i called him would have been better :)

    It doesn't seem so from Alison's response but I have to ask. What did you call him?

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 18:00

    To be fair what i called him would have been better :)

    Blasphemy!

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:00

    Evening everybody.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:00

    It doesn't seem so from Alison's response but I have to ask. What did you call him?

    I bet it's not repeatable

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 18:00

    And you think that is a minor thing?

    :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:01

    Evening everybody.

    Giggles!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:01

    It doesn't seem so from Alison's response but I have to ask. What did you call him?

    I asked if it was Michel le roux or la roux!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:02

    I asked if it was Michel le roux or la roux!

    You thought he might be a woman?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:02

    I asked if it was Michel le roux or la roux!

    how was i to know that he wast a 'the' person!

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 18:02

    I asked if it was Michel le roux or la roux!

    seriously? if this is true Alison is (more) wrong (than usual)

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:02

    Evening everybody.

    Giggles!

    hello. I am in the lowlander. Expect some drink selection options on the drop :)

  • RG23/02/2010 at 18:02

    I asked if it was Michel le roux or la roux!

    Hehe...

    bad idea to laugh?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:02

    seriously? if this is true Alison is (more) wrong (than usual)

    I may have said something after when she corrected me, its hard to remember ;)

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 18:03

    seriously? if this is true Alison is (more) wrong (than usual)

    Steeeeeeeven :(

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 18:03

    I may have said something after when she corrected me, its hard to remember ;)

    ah.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:03

    I may have said something after when she corrected me, its hard to remember ;)

    Oh dear

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:03

    Steeeeeeeven :(

    I like the way she complains to you not me :P

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:04

    Steeeeeeeven :(

    Am I your personal protection now?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:04

    hello. I am in the lowlander. Expect some drink selection options on the drop :)

    Drury Lane?

    Going to the theatre tonight?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:05

    I asked if it was Michel le roux or la roux!

    That is quite funny :)

    #sorryAlison

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:05

    Update on NOT joes game..

    I had to race a german and he cheated...

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:05

    hello. I am in the lowlander. Expect some drink selection options on the drop :)

    I am here for the 2008 sofa f1 championship prizegiving. Sofaf1 time is even later than sidepodtime.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:05

    how was i to know that he wast a 'the' person!

    You haven't been paying attention have you?

    #OhDear

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 18:06

    I am here for the 2008 sofa f1 championship prizegiving. Sofaf1 time is even later than sidepodtime.

    Goodness me!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:07

    I am here for the 2008 sofa f1 championship prizegiving. Sofaf1 time is even later than sidepodtime.

    Best newcomers - Super Aguri?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:08

    Best newcomers - Super Aguri?

    Team most likely to succeed in 2009 - Honda

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:08

    Best newcomers - Super Aguri?

    :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:10

    gosh it's impossible to catch up with comments here. i've just read through todays comments to be faced with another 25!

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:11

    Pictures of the menu and the trophy on the drop

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:12

    gosh it's impossible to catch up with comments here. i've just read through todays comments to be faced with another 25!

    reading 25 more after reading through an entire day's worth can't be that bad :-)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:12

    Evening everybody.

    evening Giggles.

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:12

    gosh it's impossible to catch up with comments here. i've just read through todays comments to be faced with another 25!

    #sorrylou

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:12

    gosh it's impossible to catch up with comments here. i've just read through todays comments to be faced with another 25!

    I gave up on reading all the comments several months ago. Now I read the last ten when I check in and do a few quick searches for various terms on the comments since my last one.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:12

    Pictures of the menu and the trophy on the drop

    and a mighty one it is too!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-416

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 18:14

    Pictures of the menu and the trophy on the drop

    and a mighty one it is too!

    http://drop.io...dcast/asset/photo-416

    it's a lot mightier than the 2007 one that I won.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:14

    Pictures of the menu and the trophy on the drop

    Whats Belgian Guinness?

    Do they put mayo in it?

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:15

    I gave up on reading all the comments several months ago. Now I read the last ten when I check in and do a few quick searches for various terms on the comments since my last one.

    #sameperson

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:15

    reading 25 more after reading through an entire day's worth can't be that bad :-)

    heehehe tis true. I hope Jackie is feeling better and will continue blogging. looks like i missed alot today.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:16

    Whats Belgian Guinness?

    It is perfect for dunking chips in

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:16

    heehehe tis true. I hope Jackie is feeling better and will continue blogging. looks like i missed alot today.

    What's up with Jackie? I missed that. Now I feel I should read all the comments

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:17

    I gave up on reading all the comments several months ago. Now I read the last ten when I check in and do a few quick searches for various terms on the comments since my last one.

    i get home from school,make a cup of tea and read through the comments for a while. Sometimes i'll quickly skim through, but i try and catch up a bit. It's almost like the mfc version of sitting down with a cup of tea reading a newspaper :)

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:18

    Whats Belgian Guinness?

    It is perfect for dunking chips in

    My vote!

  • Dan Brunell23/02/2010 at 18:18

    Just thought of Peter Windsor with his Australian accent singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on stage...

    It's funny, but hurts so much at the same time.

    When I get home tonight, I will add "USF1... the Musical" to the Wiki.

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:18

    What's up with Jackie? I missed that. Now I feel I should read all the comments

    From what i gather there was a bit of a twitter explosion today regarding @mike_griffin_f1.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:18

    Whats Belgian Guinness?

    Can't see that one but I vote for it too

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:19

    From what i gather there was a bit of a twitter explosion today regarding @mike_griffin_f1.

    Never heard of him

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:20

    Is it me or is drop.io loading a lot quicker these days?

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:20

    Can't see that one but I vote for it too

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-4-415

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:21

    From what i gather there was a bit of a twitter explosion today regarding @mike_griffin_f1.

    Did h have a go at Jackie for something?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:21

    Never heard of him

    http://twitter.com/VivaF1/status/9518522975 sums it up kinda well.. but reading back on tweets and comments gives a better picture :)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:23

    Did h have a go at Jackie for something?

    accused her of copying his blog article because they had slightly similar titles but he didn't actually have a copy and it was on a website that no longer exists and he which was no longer sure about the name of either so who knows how she managed to copy it

    the irony is that looking through his blog his articles look to have been lifted from elsewhere anyway

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:24

    Can't see that one but I vote for it too

    http://drop.io...ast/asset/photo-4-415

    Ah, I saw 'Scotch' and ignored what was below it

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:24

    Ah, I saw 'Scotch' and ignored what was below it

    they have scotch guiness too?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:25

    they have scotch guiness too?

    Ha ha

    Gordon's Scotch Ale or Hercule Stout

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 18:26

    Did h have a go at Jackie for something?

    the irony is that looking through his blog his articles look to have been lifted from elsewhere anyway

    not only that, but he made a crack about GMM and when we raised the fact that the site is a co-owner of uses GMM he had a bit of a paddy

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:26

    Whats Belgian Guinness?

    Is that 8%!!

    I'll get my coat

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:26

    Is it me or is drop.io loading a lot quicker these days?

    they have improved it. we're still dropping it though.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:26

    not only that, but he made a crack about GMM and when we raised the fact that the site is a co-owner of uses GMM he had a bit of a paddy

    and he defended GMM last week when I had a crack at them - so he's not that anti-GMM

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:27

    they have improved it. we're still dropping it though.

    that doesn't work does it?

    we're still going to stop using it this summer :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:27

    http://twitter...aF1/status/9518522975 sums it up kinda well.. but reading back on tweets and comments gives a better picture :)

    He runs a GMM site and is accusing someone else of plagiarism? What kind of moron thinks that paying someone to steal someone else's work is OK but objects when he thinks someone else steals his work? Clearly Jackie's article is not emotely his article re-hashed. It simply happens to be on safety and the basic facts of the safety of F1 are set.

    Jackie,

    If you are reading this don't let that moron put you off blogging.

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:27

    not only that, but he made a crack about GMM and when we raised the fact that the site is a co-owner of uses GMM he had a bit of a paddy

    He was about to chuck his 509 page book away.

    lucikly between me and his mum we manged to stop him...

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 18:27

    Is that 8%!!

    That's for the weaklings.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:27

    lucikly between me and his mum we manged to stop him...

    what about his film?

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:27

    He was about to chuck his 509 page book away.

    lucikly between me and his mum we manged to stop him...

    i've missed quite the day!

    is it a picture book?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:27

    they have scotch guiness too?

    Never heard of that

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:29

    is it a picture book?

    :D :D :D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:29

    i've missed quite the day!

    Being offline is scary!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:29

    and he defended GMM last week when I had a crack at them - so he's not that anti-GMM

    So plagiarism is OK if he pays for it but not if he thinks someone takes something from him

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:30

    lucikly between me and his mum we manged to stop him...

    we need a new fake twitter account. fakemikesmum.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:30

    I think I need to visit his site

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:30

    He was about to chuck his 509 page book away.

    did you know there is a movie too?

    http://shortyawards.com/mike_griffin_f1

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 18:31

    did you know there is a movie too?

    http://shortyawards.com/mike_griffin_f1

    notice 2 of the votes are from himself

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:32

    did you know there is a movie too?

    http://shortyawards.com/mike_griffin_f1

    and a podcast? who makes a movie... and a podcast?

  • RG23/02/2010 at 18:32

    did you know there is a movie too?

    http://shortyawards.com/mike_griffin_f1

    Oooh, I could dig up that old sidepodcast movie script from somewhere and claim I'm writing a movie as well.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:34

    I think I need to visit his site

    you can have fun finding where his articles come from

    e.g. http://michaelgriffinonf1.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/massa-quickest-again-in-testing-day-two/

    looks a lot like http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2010/02/massa-fastest-again-on-day-2-in-valencia/

    come to think of it - just noticed the similarity in website name

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:35

    come to think of it - just noticed the similarity in website name

    heheh!

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:35

    come to think of it - just noticed the similarity in website name

    heheh!

    presumably waiting for james to finish his film first then?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:35

    we need a new fake twitter account. fakemikesmum.

    And we need to introduce Mr Griffin to the twitter account of his news source

    http://twitter.com/gmmf1

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:35

    presumably waiting for james to finish his film first then?

    it would explain the book

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:36

    notice 2 of the votes are from himself

    and another is from f1times

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:37

    you can have fun finding where his articles come from

    e.g. http://michael...n-in-testing-day-two/

    looks a lot like http://www.jam...on-day-2-in-valencia/

    Haha, he even has a second account

    *following

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:38

    notice 2 of the votes are from himself

    1 from his mum technically

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:41

    Haha, he even has a second account

    the same one isn't it? just unblocked it again

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 18:44

    the same one isn't it? just unblocked it again

    yeah, i jumped the gun a bit there

    he amuses me more now i know hes a fake james allen

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 18:47

    Hiya

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:47

    he amuses me more now i know hes a fake james allen

    i'm blocked from following fakejamesallen

  • me23/02/2010 at 18:48

    i'm blocked from following fakejamesallen

    :)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 18:48

    Hiya

    why aren't you blogging? shoo! ;-)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 18:48

    Hiya

    evening Jackie!

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 18:48

    why aren't you blogging? shoo! ;-)

    not blogging, sorry

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 18:54

    I seem to have stopped everyone talking too so I'll say bye bye

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:55

    I seem to have stopped everyone talking too so I'll say bye bye

    Come back Jackie

    [waves]

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:55

    Hiya

    Hey Jackie! :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 18:56

    I seem to have stopped everyone talking too so I'll say bye bye

    nooo!!! Jackie! come back. How are you?

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 18:57

    I have Masterchef love once more. I'm missing my Michel though :(

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:57

    Lou: Do you remember me telling you abut Galaxie 500?

    Their back catalogue is being re-issued

    http://www.dominorecordco.com/artists/galaxie-500/

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 18:58

    Evening. Is the Ski Cross on at the moment just qualifers? Do they race later?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:59

    Hiya

    Just posted a comment on your circuit safety article telling you to ignore morons

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 18:59

    i'm blocked from following fakejamesallen

    How do you get blocked by a fake account

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 18:59

    Evening. Is the Ski Cross on at the moment just qualifers? Do they race later?

    Live at BBC site

    Don't know about tv

  • Dank23/02/2010 at 19:00

    Sorry, just come in here midway through a conversation, but...

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:00

    I have Masterchef love once more. I'm missing my Michel though :(

    Michel who?

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:00

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

    best not ask :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:00

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

    GMM lover apparently

    Accused Jackie of plagiarism, if I understand correctly :(

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 19:00

    Michel who?

    :(

    Nick bullies me :(

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:00

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

    james allen's doppelganger, we think?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:01

    Evening. Is the Ski Cross on at the moment just qualifers? Do they race later?

    I think they do everything in one day from qualifying to races to the final

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:01

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

    James Allen's evil twin

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:01

    Sorry, just come in here midway through a conversation, but...

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

    Another "Mad Chris" judging by today's events...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:01

    I think they do everything in one day from qualifying to races to the final

    Seems so, it's first time in the Olympics

    Guess they underestimated it's appeal

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:02

    Nick bullies me :(

    You can't have that. Kick him out. At least you are getting a free book

    NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:02

    Another "Mad Chris" judging by today's events...

    The internet brings out all the crazies :(

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:03

    Seems so, it's first time in the Olympics

    Guess they underestimated it's appeal

    To me it is crazy. They should run the qualifiers one day and use that as a trailer for the quarters etc the final day. That way they would get a far bigger audience

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:03

    Another "Mad Chris" judging by today's events...

    no.where.near!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:04

    At least you are getting a free book

    :lol:

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:04

    Lou: Do you remember me telling you abut Galaxie 500?

    Their back catalogue is being re-issued

    http://www.dom.../artists/galaxie-500/

    i remember vaguely. ooo that's awesome :)

  • Dank23/02/2010 at 19:04

    Another "Mad Chris" judging by today's events...

    I have absolutely no idea what you're referring to. Does that make me cool?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:04

    Another "Mad Chris" judging by today's events...

    no.where.near!

    Not yet!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:04

    i remember vaguely. ooo that's awesome :)

    Memory of a Mr C ;)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:05

    Not yet!

    wait wait, lets not get too carried away.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:05

    Not yet!

    I don;t think we'll find anyone match that level of crazy, yeesh.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:05

    Who the jinkies is Mike Griffin?

    He is delusional. Thinks he has written a book, a film script, thinks he is a journalist worth an award etc etc but his website runs GMM. Who is going to hire a journalist who runs plagiarised stories. He is a moron

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:05

    Not yet!

    you really don't know how awful chris was then.

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:05

    Memory of a Mr C ;)

    hahah sadly my memory isn't that great most of the time. :)

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 19:06

    You can't have that. Kick him out. At least you are getting a free book

    Hehehe

    I don't want the book....

  • Dank23/02/2010 at 19:06

    He is delusional. Thinks he has written a book, a film script, thinks he is a journalist worth an award etc etc but his website runs GMM. Who is going to hire a journalist who runs plagiarised stories. He is a moron

    Just reading his Twitter page. Think I've read enough.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:06

    Not yet!

    you really don't know how awful chris was then.

    No I don't - I missed the fireworks there.

    I just think if Mr. Griffin turned up here things wouldn't end up much different.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:06

    I don't want the book....

    Put it on ebay or sell it on sidepodcast

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:07

    He is delusional. Thinks he has written a book, a film script, thinks he is a journalist worth an award etc etc but his website runs GMM. Who is going to hire a journalist who runs plagiarised stories. He is a moron

    Just reading his Twitter page. Think I've read enough.

    And you're not even seeing the ones he deleted and denied ever existed!

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 19:07

    Look what you've done to me. Picture on drop.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:07

    Look what you've done to me. Picture on drop.

    Quality!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-417

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:07
  • Dank23/02/2010 at 19:08

    And you're not even seeing the ones he deleted and denied ever existed!

    Doesn't the Twitter search facility bring up deleted tweets? Least it used to.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:08

    Look what you've done to me. Picture on drop.

    But Bassano is in the comments

    ;)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:08

    wtf?

    Lots of samplers

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:08
  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:08

    And you're not even seeing the ones he deleted and denied ever existed!

    Doesn't the Twitter search facility bring up deleted tweets? Least it used to.

    Not anymore. But the google one does!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:08

    But Bassano is in the comments

    Who said I'm not mobile? ;)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:08

    Who said I'm not mobile? ;)

    #MFC

    :P

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:09

    Look what you've done to me. Picture on drop.

    You have given up wearing the Inco Raceproof T shirt already?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:09

    Not anymore. But the google one does!

    the google one does

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 19:09

    Put it on ebay or sell it on sidepodcast

    Yeah erm best not? :P

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 19:10

    Quality!

    http://drop.io...dcast/asset/photo-417

    whhat??

    it's really between 4 of us.

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 19:10

    it's really between 4 of us.

    You say that but we can only see you.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:10

    If you go to this post of 'his' and rate it one star [for example] it means 'very poor post

    Just saying

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:11

    it's really between 4 of us.

    That's what you think!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:11

    Quality!

    http://drop.io...dcast/asset/photo-417

    the glasses are a bit small aren't they?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:11

    the glasses are a bit small aren't they?

    Samplers

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:11

    If you go to this post of 'his' and rate it one star [for example] it means 'very poor post

    Just saying

    He also gets a site visit.

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:11

    it's really between 4 of us.

    well there are 12 there... plus the drink next to your right arm... hmmmmmm... ;)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:11

    He also gets a site visit.

    Of people telling him 'it's crap'

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:12

    the google one does

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:12

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

    He'll learn

    Live by the sword...

  • Alex Andronov23/02/2010 at 19:12

    You say that but we can only see you.

    busted.

    #imonholiday

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:13

    #imonholiday

    You around Thursday or are you editing/tweaking?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:14

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

    yes - we'd tell ourselves we didn't need to share all those drinks with 3 other people for starters

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:14

    Live by the sword...

    Definitely but it makes me slightly sympathetic to him. He has the means to bring all thi on his head at that age where I didn't. Good thing as I probably would have done something equally stupid.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:14

    Definitely but it makes me slightly sympathetic to him. He has the means to bring all thi on his head at that age where I didn't. Good thing as I probably would have done something equally stupid.

    Being web savvy means learning about etiquette too

  • Christine23/02/2010 at 19:16

    Will be shutting the poll soon, so if you haven't voted on Life in the Fast Lane yet: http://tenstepstories.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/life-in-the-fast-lane-part-7/

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:16

    Live by the sword...

    Definitely but it makes me slightly sympathetic to him. He has the means to bring all thi on his head at that age where I didn't. Good thing as I probably would have done something equally stupid.

    Sorry but I disagree. There are people here much younger than that who are twice as mature as he is...

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:16

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

    he says his f1 career is dead.. and he is 19?... he can move on from all this. if he's good enough in the future it will just be a hard lesson he had to learn. it can't be nice getting loads of abuse though, however am on jackie's side, her blogs are awesome :)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:17

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

    ta ;)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:17

    ta ;)

    :-D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:17

    ta ;)

    You built a boat out of plastic bottles :D

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:17

    ta ;)

    You built a boat out of plastic bottles :D

    :)

    :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:17

    Being web savvy means learning about etiquette too

    I totally agree but at least at 19 he has a chance he will learn unlike his preferred source of news

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:18

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

    he says his f1 career is dead.. and he is 19?... he can move on from all this. if he's good enough in the future it will just be a hard lesson he had to learn. it can't be nice getting loads of abuse though, however am on jackie's side, her blogs are awesome :)

    He's not getting abuse at all - he was the one calling names and those who responded have been very restrained...

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:18

    You built a boat out of plastic bottles :D

    and a gingerbread houses of parliament and eiffel tower.

    touché

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:18

    I totally agree but at least at 19 he has a chance he will learn unlike his preferred source of news

    i should say that i did call mike on his use of GMM pre-christmas. it can't have come as a massive shock to the system that there are people who think they're rubbish.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:19

    ta ;)

    You built a boat out of plastic bottles :D

    And your twitter avatar is you sitting on a table in a home made Jamaican bobsled ;)

    Still, you don't go round calling people names...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:19

    Sorry, but:

    Michael lives in *****, **** with his mother who he cares for

    :lol:

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:19

    Sorry but I disagree. There are people here much younger than that who are twice as mature as he is...

    Of course there are. People mature at different rates. We had this same conversation last night concering Lou going to university in California. People mature at different rates.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:19

    And your twitter avatar is you sitting on a table in a home made Jamaican bobsled ;)

    hah oh yeah. ok so i take it back :D

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:20

    He's not getting abuse at all - he was the one calling names and those who responded have been very restrained...

    am not standing up for him i agree :) was just sayin :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:20

    and a gingerbread houses of parliament and eiffel tower.

    :D :D

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:20

    he says his f1 career is dead.. and he is 19?... he can move on from all this. if he's good enough in the future it will just be a hard lesson he had to learn. it can't be nice getting loads of abuse though, however am on jackie's side, her blogs are awesome :)

    He is overreacting. If he is half as clever as he thinks he is this will have no effect on his future. He will simply have a bunch of people who will take a lot of convincing

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:20

    "it led him to his first website, Bleacher Report. When he joined them, he soon became one of the most respected writers on the site, and held the title of top F1 writer for 18 months."

    On his website

    His

    Doofus

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:21

    Just picked up my copy of heavy rain =)

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:21

    Who writes ANF1BLOG Mikes profile says he is their "Rally Editor"

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:21

    You built a boat out of plastic bottles :D

    nothing wrong with that - south american indians do the same thing

    And your twitter avatar is you sitting on a table in a home made Jamaican bobsled ;)

    that's just silly

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:21

    Didn't realise he was so young. We were all a bit delusional at 19

    ta ;)

    And we didn't realise we were delousional until we were older

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:21

    You built a boat out of plastic bottles :D

    :D

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:21

    He's not getting abuse at all - he was the one calling names and those who responded have been very restrained...

    am not standing up for him i agree :) was just sayin :)

    Yeah I know - but with him deleting tweets it doesn't look so bad as it did yesterday...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:21

    that's just silly

    It's Jon and why we love 'im

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:22

    Who writes ANF1BLOG Mikes profile says he is their "Rally Editor"

    jack. we like jack, he's sound.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:22

    Who writes ANF1BLOG Mikes profile says he is their "Rally Editor"

    Jack - and I have guest posted there...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:23

    Who writes ANF1BLOG Mikes profile says he is their "Rally Editor"

    jack. we like jack, he's sound.

    To be fair, he has a lot of guest writers - so he probably wrote like one rally post for him :D

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:23

    Jack - and I have guest posted there...

    Maybe somone should give him a heads up, if his output there is like his own blog...

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:23

    To be fair, he has a lot of guest writers - so he probably wrote like one rally post for him :D

    Ah ;)

    He writes? :P

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:23

    Just picked up my copy of heavy rain =)

    What is heavy rain?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:24

    What is heavy rain?

    British Weather report for this week, I think

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:24

    What is heavy rain?

    [PS3 game]

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:25

    jack. we like jack, he's sound.

    Yeah its good stuff, i would hate to find out he has content in there which isnt as original as the auther might have claimed

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:25

    Sorry about you book going on ebay Nick.

    #nothingtodowithmehonest

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 19:25

    #nothingtodowithmehonest

    :D

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:26

    [PS3 game]

    Never heard of it

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:26

    Sorry about you book going on ebay Nick.

    Ha!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:27

    Sorry but I disagree. There are people here much younger than that who are twice as mature as he is...

    at least he didn't deliberately crash into a wall I suppose...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:27

    Ladies Ski Cross finals start at 21:00

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:27

    Never heard of it

    It's a psychological thriller. Think an interactive movie, throws all the conventional game mechanics you'd expect out the window. It looks mindblowing, personally.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:29

    Ladies Ski Cross finals start at 21:00

    That should be worth watching

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:29

    By the same makers of Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit. The demo for it is awesome.

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:30

    Now I just have to wait till work is over to go play... bleh....

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:30

    By the same makers of Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit. The demo for it is awesome.

    You need to lets us know what it is like after you have played for a while

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:30

    Ladies Ski Cross finals start at 21:00

    That should be worth watching

    ^^THIS^^

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:31

    Will do, but if it's anything like the demo, it'll be fantastic.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:32

    I was told to watch the Ice Skating as the winners were 'amazing'. I'm bored already!

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:33

    I'm going to have to watch ice skating tonight... My woman loves it, so by default I have to also.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:33

    I was told to watch the Ice Skating as the winners were 'amazing'. I'm bored already!

    The Kerrs used Linkin Park in their performance. They usually use Muse. They lost using LP.

    Just sayin'... ;)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:34

    The Kerrs used Linkin Park in their performance. They usually use Muse. They lost using LP.

    They were supposed to be a medal prospect and ended up 8th

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:34

    I was told to watch the Ice Skating as the winners were 'amazing'. I'm bored already!

    i've got the curling I think, that or the cleaners are preparing for the next event

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:34

    I was told to watch the Ice Skating as the winners were 'amazing'. I'm bored already!

    The Kerrs used Linkin Park in their performance. They usually use Muse. They lost using LP.

    Just sayin'... ;)

    Oh I thought I'd just watched the winners watching that one!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:34

    The Kerrs used Linkin Park in their performance. They usually use Muse. They lost using LP.

    They were supposed to be a medal prospect and ended up 8th

    This is why I hate figure skating. You have no idea what the judges will do...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:35

    i've got the curling I think, that or the cleaners are preparing for the next event

    My thoughts exactly

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:35

    They were supposed to be a medal prospect and ended up 8th

    Wrong song, definitely :P

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 19:35

    This is why I hate figure skating. You have no idea what the judges will do...

    maybe its "go figure" skating

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:35

    maybe its "go figure" skating

    :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:35

    maybe its "go figure" skating

    :)

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 19:36

    After careful consideration, I've decided not to sell Nick's book.... He is the keeper of rather a lot of my stuff at the moment!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:36

    i've got the curling I think, that or the cleaners are preparing for the next event

    GBR 5 Canada 5 - going to an extra end

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:37

    After careful consideration, I've decided not to sell Nick's book.... He is the keeper of rather a lot of my stuff at the moment!

    Get your stuff back then flog his book

    #confidential

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:37

    After careful consideration, I've decided not to sell Nick's book.... He is the keeper of rather a lot of my stuff at the moment!

    Does he store them in the correct fashion?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:37

    This is why I hate figure skating. You have no idea what the judges will do...

    maybe its "go figure" skating

    Indeed. I get Curling, it's just slow. But at least it's a lot more interesting than this.

    Clearly Figure Skating is the Abu Dhabi of the Olympics - much anticipated, looks nice, very little action!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:38

    Clearly Figure Skating is the Abu Dhabi of the Olympics - much anticipated, looks nice, very little action!

    Maybe it needs more Will Ferrell and the guy out of Napoleon Dynamite. They made it seem interesting.

    Oooh! And Will Arnett! Can't forget him.

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:39

    We'll get Flavio to run the next olympics, he'll spice it up.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:39

    We'll get Flavio to run the next olympics, he'll spice it up.

    That would be London 2012, so lets hope not :P

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 19:39

    Does he store them in the correct fashion?

    They're in a drawer. I hope he leaves them alone.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 19:40

    They're in a drawer. I hope he leaves them alone.

    He probably has raw steaks on top of them

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:40

    They're in a drawer. I hope he leaves them alone.

    Untouched!

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:40

    We'll get Flavio to run the next olympics, he'll spice it up.

    That would be London 2012, so lets hope not :P

    :)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:41

    Clearly Figure Skating is the Abu Dhabi of the Olympics - much anticipated, looks nice, very little action!

    Maybe it needs more Will Ferrell and the guy out of Napoleon Dynamite. They made it seem interesting.

    Oooh! And Will Arnett! Can't forget him.

    That was a funny film!

  • Nick in Dubai23/02/2010 at 19:41

    He probably has raw steaks on top of them

    Hey!

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 19:41

    pmsl I just tweeted that I should take up knitting ... no sooner said than I get an email "Sewing Arts Center (sewingarts) is now following your tweets on Twitter. " lol haha

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:41

    grrrrrrr @ Mclaren!!!

    http://twitter.com/McLaren_eShop/status/9521820641

    i have to pay to see more images... i wonder if they have testing images/ galleries open for members... booooo.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:41

    pmsl I just tweeted that I should take up knitting ... no sooner said than I get an email "Sewing Arts Center (sewingarts) is now following your tweets on Twitter. " lol haha

    I know, I'm thinking of going 'black ops' on twitter again

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:42

    Ouch!

    Wipeout

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:42

    I know, I'm thinking of going 'black ops' on twitter again

    nooooo!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:42

    nooooo!

    Spammy McSpammers :(

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 19:42

    I know, I'm thinking of going 'black ops' on twitter again

    can I watch .. I missed all the fun today

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:42

    I know, I'm thinking of going 'black ops' on twitter again

    yesterday i said i wanted someone to buy me an HD camera and i got 2 auto tweets linking me to cheap cameras :D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:42

    pmsl I just tweeted that I should take up knitting ... no sooner said than I get an email "Sewing Arts Center (sewingarts) is now following your tweets on Twitter. " lol haha

    do you know how many knitting needle related accidents there are each year?

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:42

    Spammy McSpammers :(

    but you may as well not be on there. who cares who's following you anyhow?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:43

    but you may as well not be on there. who cares who's following you anyhow?

    No, I don't mind about that

    I just don't want crap from them

    Just bracing for that to start

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 19:43

    do you know how many knitting needle related accidents there are each year?

    do tell

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:44

    I know, I'm thinking of going 'black ops' on twitter again

    yesterday i said i wanted someone to buy me an HD camera and i got 2 auto tweets linking me to cheap cameras :D

    I got a coin collector following me after I asked someone about a pic of their coins in a drawer...

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:44

    Just bracing for that to start

    fair enough. it seems pointless using it then. what not stop?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:44

    The Simon Singh libel suit began today

    News here: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2010/02/simon-singh-chiropractic-bca-libel-appeal/

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:45

    Not nearly as many as there could be. I can think of some people I work with that could use some knitting needle accidents.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:45

    Finally the 'amazing' gold medal winners. Come on then, win me over ...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:45

    fair enough. it seems pointless using it then. what not stop?

    I didn't say stop

    Probably wasn't clear, I meant 'go private'

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:46

    I didn't say stop

    Probably wasn't clear, I meant 'go private'

    i know. and i'm saying, you may as well stop.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:47

    do tell

    In 2002 there were....

    3,424 Sewing Needle Related Accidents

    41 Cotton Reel or Bobbin Related Accidents

    0 Knitting Machine Related Accidents

    103 Knitted Needle Related Accidents....

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 19:47

    do you know how many knitting needle related accidents there are each year?

    do tell

    231 in 2000

    179 in 2001

    103 in 2002

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:47

    i know. and i'm saying, you may as well stop.

    Don't see that

    I follow who I follow, if they choose to follow me, then that's nice

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 19:48

    And none of them happened to the fat guy that sits next to me, smells of sausage and tries to annoy me each day with what he did on WOW last night =(

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 19:48

    3,424 Sewing Needle Related Accidents

    41 Cotton Reel or Bobbin Related Accidents

    0 Knitting Machine Related Accidents

    103 Knitted Needle Related Accidents....

    I was being sarcastic, but thank you :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:48

    *watching women's biathlon

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:48

    3,424 Sewing Needle Related Accidents

    that i can believe :)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:48

    that i can believe :)

    i machined through my finger. it hurt

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:49

    *watching women's biathlon

    Same here, along with the figure skating. It's not exactly Bolero or anything...

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 19:49

    I was being sarcastic, but thank you :D

    aha no problem.

    Jon Waldock here for all your useless statistical needs

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:49

    And none of them happened to the fat guy that sits next to me, smells of sausage and tries to annoy me each day with what he did on WOW last night =(

    Have you tried putting your fingers in your ears and saying "La, la, la. I'm not listening" :D

  • lou23/02/2010 at 19:49

    i machined through my finger. it hurt

    people have done that a few times in my textiles class.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:50

    And none of them happened to the fat guy that sits next to me, smells of sausage and tries to annoy me each day with what he did on WOW last night =(

    I must say I do get annoyed when people talk to me about WOW. I just don't see the point...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:50

    Same here, along with the figure skating. It's not exactly Bolero or anything...

    I'd rather watch curling

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 19:51

    Same here, along with the figure skating. It's not exactly Bolero or anything...

    I'd rather watch curling

    Don't they give scores like 5.2... 5.9... 6.0 anymore?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:51

    I must say I do get annoyed when people talk to me about WOW. I just don't see the point...

    I love that Tech Support video of the guy playing RPG whilst on the helpdesk

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:51

    Don't see that

    I follow who I follow, if they choose to follow me, then that's nice

    of course. but if you're private i can't see you. we can't include you in the commenters list and you may as well not be tweeting. it's pointless being a private tweeter.

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:51

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/23/win-a-signed-copy-of-the-grand-prix-saboteurs/

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:52

    of course. but if you're private i can't see you. we can't include you in the commenters list and you may as well not be tweeting. it's pointless being a private tweeter.

    For you, not me

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:53

    For you, not me

    fair enough. it seems a waste of time to me, you may as well be emailing yourself.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 19:53
  • Janna23/02/2010 at 19:54

    of course. but if you're private i can't see you. we can't include you in the commenters list and you may as well not be tweeting. it's pointless being a private tweeter.

    Ummm I'm private and I'm on the commenters list. I think I just had to confirm you but it may be more awkward. I just don't like all the spam but we've had this conversation before ;)

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:55

    Ummm I'm private and I'm on the commenters list. I think I just had to confirm you but it may be more awkward. I just don't like all the spam but we've had this conversation before ;)

    true, you're not appearing in some of the things we have in development though.

    #confidential

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:57

    fair enough. it seems a waste of time to me, you may as well be emailing yourself.

    No, I'm tweeting to the people who are already following me.

    But I haven't done it yet, just will if spam starts

  • me23/02/2010 at 19:58

    No, I'm tweeting to the people who are already following me.

    But I haven't done it yet, just will if spam starts

    i guess so.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 19:58

    Janna: are you attending Friday?

  • Janna23/02/2010 at 20:03

    Janna: are you attending Friday?

    I would have liked to but it's my birthday and I had already agreed with my friends to go out with them. I'm looking forward to the evening, I've been told to be ready by 7pm and to wear pink but I know nothing else.

    Hopefully, I'll get to see Joe another time, I'm definitely hoping to make a Sidepod meetup soon but can't make March 17th :(

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 20:03

    Hopefully, I'll get to see Joe another time, I'm definitely hoping to make a Sidepod meetup soon but can't make March 17th :(

    17th March?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 20:03

    Hopefully, I'll get to see Joe another time, I'm definitely hoping to make a Sidepod meetup soon but can't make March 17th :(

    I am going to be in London the week after Easter. Who wants to meet us at the pub?

  • Janna23/02/2010 at 20:04

    Hopefully, I'll get to see Joe another time, I'm definitely hoping to make a Sidepod meetup soon but can't make March 17th :(

    17th March?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:04

    17th March?

    St Patrick's day

    It's an SPC tradition

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 20:04

    17th March?

    Paddy's day?

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 20:04

    Hopefully, I'll get to see Joe another time, I'm definitely hoping to make a Sidepod meetup soon but can't make March 17th :(

    17th March?

    no i meant whats happening on 17th march?

  • Janna23/02/2010 at 20:04

    17th March?

    Sorry, Bassano was talking previously about St Patrick's day

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:04

    I am going to be in London the week after Easter. Who wants to meet us at the pub?

    That too ;)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:04

    Hopefully, I'll get to see Joe another time, I'm definitely hoping to make a Sidepod meetup soon but can't make March 17th :(

    wait... wait... what's happening March 17th?...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:05

    wait... wait... what's happening March 17th?...

    The Coal Hole on The Strand 7pm

    Mini Pies for dinner

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:07

    wait... wait... what's happening March 17th?...

    ohh... never mind. it's the day before our musical starts... i may or may not be stuck at school setting lights..

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:08

    ohh... never mind. it's the day before our musical starts... i may or may not be stuck at school setting lights..

    But Gavin's in town after Easter

  • Janna23/02/2010 at 20:08

    I am going to be in London the week after Easter. Who wants to meet us at the pub?

    I'm on leave that week before becoming unemployed on 13th April, I'll look out for the arrangements in the comments

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:09

    I am going to be in London the week after Easter. Who wants to meet us at the pub?

    If it's the weekend after Easter, I'm off then

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:09

    But Gavin's in town after Easter

    im on holiday from after the Ausi GP, so i'll be around then :) but i can't plan that far ahead... :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:09

    I'm on leave that week before becoming unemployed on 13th April, I'll look out for the arrangements in the comments

    You resigned/made redundant

    I'll tweet or send you a text

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 20:10

    I am going to be in London the week after Easter. Who wants to meet us at the pub?

    If it's the weekend after Easter, I'm off then

    Its Tue-Wed-Thurs I think...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:10

    Its Tue-Wed-Thurs I think...

    Earlies :(

  • Janna23/02/2010 at 20:10

    You resigned/made redundant

    No problem, I put it in the comments when I resigned in January but I'm having to work 3 months notice. Just decided not to work for a while ;)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:11

    Great Jumbalya recipe, had some at the weekend

    http://www.britishturkey.co.uk/recipes/recipes/recipe.087L.shtml

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:11

    Just decided not to work for a while ;)

    Lucky you

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:12

    im on holiday from after the Ausi GP, so i'll be around then :) but i can't plan that far ahead... :D

    Apart from concerts in May

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 20:13

    Ice hockey. Now I feel manly again :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:15

    Apart from concerts in May

    well... i say i'm on holiday from then.. it's only for 4 weeks. Then i go back for 4 weeks then i'm kinda free :)

    but yes. except concerts in may :)

  • Janna23/02/2010 at 20:16

    Great Jumbalya recipe, had some at the weekend

    That looks good, am currently craving tomatoes on toast, I blame @jupitusphillip on twitter

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:17

    That looks good, am currently craving tomatoes on toast, I blame @jupitusphillip on twitter

    I've seen those, quite an event

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:22

    If anyone was thinking of seeing The Lovely Bones after reading the book

    Don't, stick with book

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:31

    Don't, stick with book

    i never read the book, but i thought the film was okay. not as good as sherlock holmes though :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:32

    i never read the book, but i thought the film was okay.

    That was the problem, it should've been so much more than 'okay'

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 20:32

    i never read the book, but i thought the film was okay. not as good as sherlock holmes though :D

    There's a huuuuuuge advertising hoarding here (next to the Tardis in fact!!) and everytime I go past it now it makes me laugh thinking of that film. :)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:36

    Leo said TWiT TV was playable in Mobile Safari

    Maybe it's U.S. only :(

  • me23/02/2010 at 20:36

    Leo said TWiT TV was playable in Mobile Safari

    Maybe it's U.S. only :(

    have you got the twit app?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:37

    have you got the twit app?

    Yup, audio only?

  • me23/02/2010 at 20:37

    Yup, audio only?

    umm, pass. video plays in it fine in the uk though.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:38

    have you got the twit app?

    I have the Calendar on the screen for some reason

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 20:38

    I like how "gone away for a long time" turned into 5 tweets in the last hour... soo much for feeling ashamed of what he'd done

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 20:39

    I like how "gone away for a long time" turned into 5 tweets in the last hour... soo much for feeling ashamed of what he'd done

    I read through his tweets earlier when someone linked to them. He said he was going away for a long time then immediael tweeted something else.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 20:40

    I like how "gone away for a long time" turned into 5 tweets in the last hour... soo much for feeling ashamed of what he'd done

    i wouldn't know, fakejamesallen has blocked me :-(

    any of them a retraction and apology?

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 20:40

    Urm.. Lou...

    Downey lost weight for the part, because during a chat he had with Chris Martin, Martin recommended that Holmes look "gaunt" and "skinny"

    Chris Martin influenced Sherlock Holmes ;)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 20:40

    Ok so please don't laugh at me (too much) but when it says "London St Pancras" it means Kings Cross right? (and dont get cocky saying they are 2 different things ;) )

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 20:40

    i wouldn't know, fakejamesallen has blocked me :-(

    any of them a retraction and apology?

    no way

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:41

    I have the Calendar on the screen for some reason

    Buffering too much despite 4/5 bars signal and on wiFi

    Webcast is working live though on 'puter

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 20:41

    I am going to be in London the week after Easter. Who wants to meet us at the pub?

    Which pub? And yes.

  • me23/02/2010 at 20:41

    Buffering too much despite 4/5 bars signal and on wiFi

    Webcast is working live though on 'puter

    hmm. i'll check in a bit, haven't used for a while.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:41

    Ok so please don't laugh at me (too much) but when it says "London St Pancras" it means Kings Cross right? (and dont get cocky saying they are 2 different things ;) )

    The two are next to each other, yes

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:42

    hmm. i'll check in a bit, haven't used for a while.

    S'ok

    Am watching on iMac now. Cheers

    Will listen in full to podcast

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 20:42

    The two are next to each other, yes

    thought so, ta

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 20:42

    Ok so please don't laugh at me (too much) but when it says "London St Pancras" it means Kings Cross right? (and dont get cocky saying they are 2 different things ;) )

    Kings Cross and St Pancras are 2 different stations a few hundred yards from each other. One goes to Europe and partway north, the other goes up the East Coast Main Line. Kings Cross St Pancras tube station links the 2 together.

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 20:43

    The two are next to each other, yes

    You say that, it's not an easy walk. I'm outta breath every time I leg it for the train I'm about to miss!!!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 20:43

    i wouldn't know, fakejamesallen has blocked me :-(

    any of them a retraction and apology?

    He can't block google

    http://www.google.co.uk/#q=mike_griffin_f1+twitter&hl=en&sa=G&tbs=mbl:1&tbo=u&ei=bT2ES-KODILy0gT60r3OAg&oi=realtime_result_group_more_results_link&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ5QUwAA&fp=33a9a577caa4e7cb

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 20:44

    The two are next to each other, yes

    You can walk through the tube station if you get easily lost (not like I would ever need to do that....)

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 20:45

    You can walk through the tube station if you get easily lost (not like I would ever need to do that....)

    Ah, now see I can make easily lost seem attractive! I'm good at that! Hence why my hotel's right next to the train station that can take me home at a moment's notice! :D

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:45

    Downey lost weight for the part, because during a chat he had with Chris Martin, Martin recommended that Holmes look "gaunt" and "skinny"

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 20:45

    You can walk through the tube station if you get easily lost (not like I would ever need to do that....)

    Yeah i remember it now, ive been there before, but the ticket thingy says St Panc so i thought id check

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 20:45

    You can walk through the tube station if you get easily lost (not like I would ever need to do that....)

    Tip: Walk in the direction you want to end up in ;)

  • RG23/02/2010 at 20:46

    !!!!!!!!...etc

    I'm guessing thats a positive reaction

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 20:46

    I'm guessing thats a positive reaction

    Er, I reckoned the opposite. Gaunt and skinny may have been the fashion back then, but it certainly shouldn't be now!

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 20:47

    Tip: Walk in the direction you want to end up in ;)

    We did work out how I got lost on the Strand.... Someone had turned a signpost around so I went left out the station instead of right. Luckily my instincts made me turn around as where I was walking looked distinctly dodgy.

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:49

    I'm guessing thats a positive reaction

    :D :D :D Chris Martin. Sherlock Holmes..... it's too much... :D

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 20:49

    We did work out how I got lost on the Strand.... Someone had turned a signpost around so I went left out the station instead of right. Luckily my instincts made me turn around as where I was walking looked distinctly dodgy.

    Impressive, however don't most parts of London look like that? *runs*

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 20:53

    Impressive, however don't most parts of London look like that? *runs*

    :D

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 20:53

    Impressive, however don't most parts of London look like that? *runs*

    have you noticed the lack of comments "correcting" your perception?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:54

    We did work out how I got lost on the Strand.... Someone had turned a signpost around so I went left out the station instead of right. Luckily my instincts made me turn around as where I was walking looked distinctly dodgy.

    ahhh i have the ability to wonder around london and get lost, close to the destination too :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 20:55

    :D :D :D Chris Martin. Sherlock Holmes..... it's too much... :D

    Awww :P

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 20:55

    Not that I want to get involved in today's actions... but... I've just noticed on tweetdeck a certain someone has just begun following me on twitter ;)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 20:59

    What's the song I am listening to while waiting for the Ski cross?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 20:59

    Not that I want to get involved in today's actions... but... I've just noticed on tweetdeck a certain someone has just begun following me on twitter ;)

    he says.

    "I'm back, main reason is I have nothing else, no money either, can't even afford a 15p fudge bar. Sad eh? Apology about earlier up later." https://twitter.com/mike_griffin_f1/status/9542339561

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 20:59

    Just reading F1 Racing...

    they have Kimi down as costing £29,670.33 per lap in 2009

    at the other end is Rubinho at £614.12 per lap

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 20:59

    ahhh i have the ability to wonder around london and get lost, close to the destination too :)

    Yeah. I don't really have a sense of direction at all...

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:00

    What's the song I am listening to while waiting for the Ski cross?

    Ya mean the BBC intro?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:00

    Yeah. I don't really have a sense of direction at all...

    mine is... debatable... just ask Lukeh... or Mr & Mrs C

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:00

    mine is... debatable... just ask Lukeh... or Mr & Mrs C

    :)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:01

    he says.

    "I'm back, main reason is I have nothing else, no money either, can't even afford a 15p fudge bar. Sad eh? Apology about earlier up later." https://twitte..._f1/status/9542339561

    I'll buy him a Fudge bar if he publishes an apology

    but really he should be into Yorkies by his age

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:01

    What's the song I am listening to while waiting for the Ski cross?

    Ya mean the BBC intro?

    No, before that. It's the background track to a dance anthem that came out this year...

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:02

    he says.

    "I'm back, main reason is I have nothing else, no money either, can't even afford a 15p fudge bar. Sad eh? Apology about earlier up later." https://twitte..._f1/status/9542339561

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for him now?

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:02

    mine is... debatable... just ask Lukeh... or Mr & Mrs C

    I knew great portland street was on the left. ;)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:02

    but really he should be into Yorkies by his age

    :D i'm wondering if there are actually chocolate/fudge bars that cost as little as 15p (i don't buy chocolate often so i wouldn't really know)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:03

    What's the song I am listening to while waiting for the Ski cross?

    Is ti the lumberjack song?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:03

    I knew great portland street was on the left. ;)

    it's worrying that we both looked at the map and seconds later i was convinced it was on the right :(

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:03

    What's the song I am listening to while waiting for the Ski cross?

    Is ti the lumberjack song?

    Nope!

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:04

    Not that I want to get involved in today's actions... but... I've just noticed on tweetdeck a certain someone has just begun following me on twitter ;)

    i like his latest tweet, appropriate choice

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:04

    Not that I want to get involved in today's actions... but... I've just noticed on tweetdeck a certain someone has just begun following me on twitter ;)

    i like his latest tweet, appropriate choice

    I thought that too ;)

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:04

    Just reading F1 Racing...

    they have Kimi down as costing £29,670.33 per lap in 2009

    at the other end is Rubinho at £614.12 per lap

    Jeez, I did 200 or so laps around Hockenheim when I lived in Germany and I didn't make a cent =(

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:04

    have you noticed the lack of comments "correcting" your perception?

    I tweeted about Peckham the other day

    #NotDisagreeing

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:04

    it's worrying that we both looked at the map and seconds later i was convinced it was on the right :(

    Awwww. Well we found it in the end :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:05

    Just reading F1 Racing...

    they have Kimi down as costing £29,670.33 per lap in 2009

    at the other end is Rubinho at £614.12 per lap

    Rubens is priceless

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:06

    yay Ski Cross!!! :D

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:06

    he says.

    "I'm back, main reason is I have nothing else, no money either, can't even afford a 15p fudge bar. Sad eh? Apology about earlier up later." https://twitte..._f1/status/9542339561

    REplied: A fudge bar is a more important topic than the apology?

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:07

    yay Ski Cross!!! :D

    The worst bit about it, is that the top 32 qualify from the qualifiers. The British one was 33rd.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:07

    he says.

    "I'm back, main reason is I have nothing else, no money either, can't even afford a 15p fudge bar. Sad eh? Apology about earlier up later." https://twitte..._f1/status/9542339561

    Things must be getting worse. He tweeted a reply to Gavin earlier saying he couldn't afford a Mars Bar.

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:07

    REplied: A fudge bar is a more important topic than the apology?

    :D Thank you

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:07

    yay Ski Cross!!! :D

    The worst bit about it, is that the top 32 qualify from the qualifiers. The British one was 33rd.

    Where was the Kiwi?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:07

    Rubens is priceless

    no... £614.12 per lap

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:08

    Things must be getting worse. He tweeted a reply to Gavin earlier saying he couldn't afford a Mars Bar.

    next it will be one of 1p flying saucer sherbet things

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:08

    REplied: A fudge bar is a more important topic than the apology?

    talk about fudging the issue

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:09

    next it will be one of 1p flying saucer sherbet things

    They're like, 5p these days. Damned inflation.

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:09

    talk about fudging the issue

    betcha if we do get an apology it'll be removed 5 minutes afterwards

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:09

    :D Thank you

    I'm not getting into a dialogue about him or 'it' but regardless of what happended today, he seems like an idiot with a keyboard to me

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:09

    next it will be one of 1p flying saucer sherbet things

    They're like, 5p these days. Damned inflation.

    He'll never be able to afford that now!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:09

    He'll never be able to afford that now!

    Or a Freddo either!! They were once 10p... he could afford it then... but now they're 20p and simply unaffordable :(

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:10

    I think people who get given milky bars don't really know how lucky they are ;-)

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:10

    I'm not getting into a dialogue about him or 'it' but regardless of what happended today, he seems like an idiot with a keyboard to me

    Actually I have not said a word to him, nor tweeted anything derogatory to him

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:10

    Or a Freddo either!! They were once 10p... he could afford it then... but now they're 20p and simply unaffordable :(

    My childhood. My unbelievably cheap childhood :(

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 21:10

    Hello again.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:11

    Looks like the first ski cross race has resulted in a need for hospitalisation

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:11

    My childhood. My unbelievably cheap childhood :(

    I know :(

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:11

    My childhood. My unbelievably cheap childhood :(

    :D

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:11

    Looks like the first ski cross race has resulted in a need for hospitalisation

    omg!

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:11

    Hello again.

    Hi Pat

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:12

    Looks like the first ski cross race has resulted in a need for hospitalisation

    That brings back bad memories :(

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:12

    omg!

    You can't be surprised given some of the crashes we saw in the men's races

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:12

    Hello again.

    Hello

    I've just realised I've not eaten tonight... must. find. food.

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:13

    Hello again.

    Hey Pat

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:13

    You can't be surprised given some of the crashes we saw in the men's races

    not really.. but it's so dangerous :( i hope they are okay.

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:13

    Looks like the first ski cross race has resulted in a need for hospitalisation

    Was that the thing where they jump over huge moguls?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:13

    You can't be surprised given some of the crashes we saw in the men's races

    not really.. but it's so dangerous :( i hope they are okay.

    They reckon she did her knee in...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:13

    not really.. but it's so dangerous :( i hope they are okay.

    Looks like a standard skiing knee injury

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:14

    They reckon she did her knee in...

    ouch :(

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:14

    Was that the thing where they jump over huge moguls?

    Thats, well, moguls

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:14

    Was that the thing where they jump over huge moguls?

    This is where there are four of them racing over jumps etc

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:14

    Looks like a standard skiing knee injury

    outside= bad :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:15

    outside= bad :)

    They could hold an olympics on a 2nd floor land and just go down a staircase on a tin tray

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:15

    Women do bobsleigh? Since when?

  • Jackie23/02/2010 at 21:15

    This is where there are four of them racing over jumps etc

    Yes saw that on Sunday, they're nuts

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:15

    They could hold an olympics on a 2nd floor land and just go down a staircase on a tin tray

    omg that would be painful.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:15

    Women do bobsleigh? Since when?

    Who cares? It means more bobsleigh :D

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:16

    omg that would be painful.

    Less painful than falling down a mountain at 50mph!

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 21:16

    They could hold an olympics on a 2nd floor land and just go down a staircase on a tin tray

    that's like every weekend in the dorms at all universities across the US.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:16

    Wait, wait.. wait... WHAT?!

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:16

    Evening all :P

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:17

    Did they just say they've been working with Brawn and McLaren?!

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:17

    Did they just say they've been working with Brawn and McLaren?!

    WHAT???

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:17

    The women's bobsleigh team worked with McLaren on their bob then the ex-Brawn team. They are like Jenson in reverse

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:17

    The women's bobsleigh team worked with McLaren on their bob then the ex-Brawn team. They are like Jenson in reverse

    No wonder last years McLaren started off awful, it was meant to be a bobsled!!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:18

    Actually I have not said a word to him, nor tweeted anything derogatory to him

    Best way

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 21:18

    The women's bobsleigh team worked with McLaren on their bob then the ex-Brawn team. They are like Jenson in reverse

    i was about to say "and women" but then realised that Jenson is a man, reverse of man = woman.

    #backincave

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:18

    Did they just say they've been working with Brawn and McLaren?!

    The Italian bob was built by Ferrari

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:18

    The Italian bob was built by Ferrari

    No paddle shifters on it though.

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:19

    The women's bobsleigh team worked with McLaren on their bob then the ex-Brawn team. They are like Jenson in reverse

    that is awesome. :)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:19

    Looks like the first ski cross race has resulted in a need for hospitalisation

    What happened?

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 21:19

    Look what you've done to me. Picture on drop.

    Quality!

    http://drop.io...dcast/asset/photo-417

    ah good man :)

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:19

    Women do bobsleigh? Since when?

    is it called katesleigh?

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:20

    that's like every weekend in the dorms at all universities across the US.

    Many in the UK too

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:20

    The women's bobsleigh team worked with McLaren on their bob then the ex-Brawn team. They are like Jenson in reverse

    woah. crossover!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:20

    Another crash in the ski cross

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:20

    The women's bobsleigh team worked with McLaren on their bob then the ex-Brawn team. They are like Jenson in reverse

    So we're fully expecting it to have a double diffuser then?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:20

    woah. crossover!

    we always knew that f1 and bobsleigh were related ;)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:20

    The Italian bob was built by Ferrari

    And it's coping with the weather?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:21

    What happened?

    Went over a jump, fell backwards and landed on the tails of her skis. The skis stayed attached which meant her knee had to bend and stretch in a very unnatural way. The commentator reckons probably the cruciate ligament went pop

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:21

    we always knew that f1 and bobsleigh were related ;)

    hhehehe

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:21

    Another crash in the ski cross

    Wrong name for it. Should be called ski crash.

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:21

    Did they just say they've been working with Brawn and McLaren?!

    yes, i was reading an article about it a week or two ago

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:21

    we always knew that f1 and bobsleigh were related ;)

    Now we just need Jamaica F1

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:21

    The commentator reckons probably the cruciate ligament went pop

    Oww, oww, oww, OWWW!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:21

    And it's coping with the weather?

    Last time I saw it, it was going downhill fast

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 21:22

    Now we just need Jamaica F1

    they'd end up working with usf1 though :-(

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:22

    Now we just need Jamaica F1

    Maybe USF1 can move

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:22

    Last time I saw it, it was going downhill fast

    Last year's Ferrari design then :)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 21:22

    jack. we like jack, he's sound.

    even if he does everso slightly over-promote. but he does do good stuff.

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:23

    And it's coping with the weather?

    Last time I saw it, it was going downhill fast

    :)

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:23

    even if he does everso slightly over-promote. but he does do good stuff.

    (i may not follow him, i just like him)

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:23

    Did they just say they've been working with Brawn and McLaren?!

    The Italian bob was built by Ferrari

    So when will they claim the British one is a copy???

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:24

    Now we just need Jamaica F1

    "Jamaica, we have an F1 team!"

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:24

    "Jamaica, we have an F1 team!"

    :D

    Well Cool Runnings portrays the karting scene at the start, so..... :P

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:25

    So when will they claim the British one is a copy???

    When the Italian one wins something

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:25

    The commentator reckons probably the cruciate ligament went pop

    Mrs. Goat tore a ligament skiing last year. all that happened was that her leg went the wrong way...

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:25

    Are they saying Wu Tang?

    Who designed this track, ODB?

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 21:25

    Well Cool Runnings portrays the karting scene at the start, so..... :P

    it's push karting. its slightly different :P

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:25

    Well Cool Runnings portrays the karting scene at the start, so..... :P

    I can imagine the mechanics singing that in the pits while working on the car. :P

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:25

    jack. we like jack, he's sound.

    even if he does everso slightly over-promote. but he does do good stuff.

    There is no such thing ;)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:25

    it's push karting. its slightly different :P

    Hey, it's a different culture, be nice ;)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 21:26

    Hey, it's a different culture, be nice ;)

    :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:26

    Are they saying Wu Tang?

    Who designed this track, ODB?

    That's what they are saying

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 21:26

    True to life story for you all,

    enjoy

    http://jonwaldock.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/what-would-you-do/

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:27

    That's what they are saying

    As in Wu Tang Clan?

    Is there another meaning?

    *googles

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:27

    As in Wu Tang Clan?

    Is there another meaning?

    *googles

    Wudang Mountains or Wu-Tang Mountains, a mountain range in central China

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:28

    True to life story for you all,

    enjoy

    http://jonwald...23/what-would-you-do/

    Commented...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:28

    The McLaren bob won the world championship. The Ferrari one has won nothing

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2009/03/20/our-heroes-2009-gillian-cooke-went-from-bobsleigh-champion-to-world-champ-in-five-months-86908-21212384/

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 21:28

    Commented...

    #confidential

    exactly what i did, but she came and picked it up an hour ago

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:29

    KIWI!!!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:29

    Kiwi alert. She is wearing yellow

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:30

    Kiwi alert. She is wearing yellow

    And she's rubbish - easy to spot ;)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:31

    And she's rubbish - easy to spot ;)

    Yellow bib is the slowest qualifier

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:31

    And she's rubbish - easy to spot ;)

    Yellow bib is the slowest qualifier

    Should have given her a black one...

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 21:31

    Jeez, I did 200 or so laps around Hockenheim when I lived in Germany and I didn't make a cent =(

    Hi Jim, are you new? Haven't seen you about. Sounds like a guest post is in order.

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:32

    Hi Jim, are you new? Haven't seen you about. Sounds like a guest post is in order.

    Long time listener, first time poster.

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:32

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    Hey Jim :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:32

    Should have given her a black one...

    The colour scheme is odd. You would think they would use the same colours as ski runs. Black for fastest, red, blue, green but they use three of them in the wrong order and dream up yellow from somewhere

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    Welcome to the comments Jim

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    Greetings!

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    howdy! welcome to the spc comments :)

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Much thanks =)

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Hi Jim, are you new? Haven't seen you about. Sounds like a guest post is in order.

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    hey jim. sorry, didn't realise that. appreciate your comments.

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    Second-time now! :)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Women do bobsleigh? Since when?

    is it called katesleigh?

    Barbara sleigh. Babsleigh

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Hi Jim, are you new? Haven't seen you about. Sounds like a guest post is in order.

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    Evening Jim ;)

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 21:33

    Hi Jim, are you new? Haven't seen you about. Sounds like a guest post is in order.

    Long time listener, first time poster.

    Evening Jim ;)

    hello!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:34

    hey jim. sorry, didn't realise that. appreciate your comments.

    Me neither. I thought I recognised Jim's name. Welcome Jim.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:35

    Aww the Dane and the Kiwi were rubbish :(

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:35

    Much thanks =)

    You've caught us on an evening where we're [unusually] talking about Sport

    #BlameVancouver

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:36

    Currently in the process of putting this onto my iPhone:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6SDjrJb3t0

    and this:

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

    The gamers around here should be familiar with them ;) :P

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:36

    You've caught us on an evening where we're [unusually] talking about Sport

    #BlameVancouver

    Yea, everyone in my office is talking about how the US beat Canada in Hockey. Well that and WOW =/

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:37

    The gamers around here should be familiar with them ;) :P

    Classic!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:37

    Yea, everyone in my office is talking about how the US beat Canada in Hockey. Well that and WOW =/

    Are you stateside Jim, if so whereabouts?

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:37

    Yea, everyone in my office is talking about how the US beat Canada in Hockey. Well that and WOW =/

    Could not have predicted that I must admit.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:37

    Two crashed at the same time!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:37

    Yellow's gonna go through!!

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:37

    Classic!

    That WTC tune is just soooo good! The bass riff is just incredible.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:38

    Two crashed at the same time!

    Looked like one crashed and the other took avoiding action resulting in a crash

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:38

    Yellow's gonna go through!!

    how did the brawn team do?

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:38

    Looked like one crashed and the other took avoiding action resulting in a crash

    Spectacular.

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:38

    how did the brawn team do?

    oh no that was the bobsleigh... never mind!

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 21:39

    rel="nofollow">http://www.you...m/watch?v=FrzDn_axpTk

    ah yes, many hours lost to this game :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:39

    Looked like one crashed and the other took avoiding action resulting in a crash

    Doesnt look like it

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:39

    Looked like one crashed and the other took avoiding action resulting in a crash

    Spectacular.

    The one who won deserved to, just because she reacted so quickly..

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:39

    Yea, everyone in my office is talking about how the US beat Canada in Hockey. Well that and WOW =/

    That was some game. The shot count was incredible

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:39

    rel="nofollow">http://www.you...m/watch?v=FrzDn_axpTk

    ah yes, many hours lost to this game :)

    Indeed. Brilliant games!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:39

    McIvor sounds like MacGyver :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:40

    Indeed. Brilliant games!

    Toca 2 was my favourite toca game, such awesome times!

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:41

    I love that the track is technically challenging...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:41

    That is a bit low to go sky diving from

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:42

    That was some game. The shot count was incredible

    Especially the difference between how many SOG canada had compared to the US. Miller is a beast.

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 21:42

    How embarrassing!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:42

    How embarrassing!

    Last one was a great stack

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:44

    Especially the difference between how many SOG canada had compared to the US. Miller is a beast.

    He saved USA

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 21:44

    Last one was a great stack

    That poor woman, she fell in the ditch on the first jump too....

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:44

    That poor woman, she fell in the ditch on the first jump too....

    She made the Olympics though

    No mean feat

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:44

    Go green bib!!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:45

    That poor woman, she fell in the ditch on the first jump too....

    And did the splits almost

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 21:46

    She made the Olympics though

    No mean feat

    Fell in a ditch and slid over the finish line on her belly with her skis god knows where.... In front of the whole world!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:47

    Another ouch!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:47

    Ooooh... she reeeeeally took off then...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Ouch. Looked like her ski caught the one in front

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Go green bib!!

    Voodoo I tells ya!

  • Jim Newman23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    See ya later ;)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    See ya Jim

    Do come back another time

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    see ya jim.

  • RG23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    Catch ya around :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:48

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    See ya Jim, do return soon :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 21:49

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    come back soon :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:49

    Well, closing time is here, so time to shut down shop and go home for the day. Take care folks

    Bye Jim. Hope you come back and comment again soon.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:50

    That green bib lady did what I do on Wii Fit Ski Jump!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:50

    That green bib lady did what I do on Wii Fit Ski Jump!

    You jump 20 metres in the air then smash into the ground?

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:51

    You jump 20 metres in the air then smash into the ground?

    Rubber Goat Energy Drink sounds interesting

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:51

    That green bib lady did what I do on Wii Fit Ski Jump!

    You jump 20 metres in the air then smash into the ground?

    Usually!

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:51

    Rubber Goat Energy Drink sounds interesting

    :D

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:51

    You jump 20 metres in the air then smash into the ground?

    Rubber Goat Energy Drink sounds interesting

    Rubber Goat gives you springs ;)

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:51

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81664

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:52

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81664

    Ta

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:52

    blimey, that race was non stop stuff...

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 21:54

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81664

    Doomed.

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:55

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81664

    "All engineering decisions were having to be funneled through [Ken] Anderson before anything could be signed off. And that's where the hold up was.

    "Tooling for the tub was completed in early December, but then it sat for nearly a month before the laminate schedules for the outer skin were approved.

    Doh!

  • Scott Woodwiss23/02/2010 at 21:55

    For those who are wondering why I like NASCAR or at least watch it on occasions, I guess this game is the reason why - and to blame!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_OJNbRo4n8

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 21:56

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81664

    "All engineering decisions were having to be funneled through [Ken] Anderson before anything could be signed off. And that's where the hold up was.

    "Tooling for the tub was completed in early December, but then it sat for nearly a month before the laminate schedules for the outer skin were approved.

    Doh!

    Not TWO seconds before I sat down and saw Mr. NOble's tweet a coworker asked me if there was anything new. But I need to go home :(

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:57

    Not TWO seconds before I sat down and saw Mr. NOble's tweet a coworker asked me if there was anything new. But I need to go home :(

    "In a meeting between the employees, Windsor and Anderson, Windsor put the question up to the employees: 'Who here doesn't think we'll make Bahrain?' I think Windsor might have meant it somewhat rhetorically, but he was answered nonetheless, and 100 per cent of the staff raised their hands. He was visibly shocked." :(

  • me23/02/2010 at 21:57

    is this site new? http://ie6funeral.com/ i like it.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 21:58

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81664

    Windsor didn't know there was a problem? All of us knew there was a problem. Hurley is the only man who can sort things out because he is the only one with money.

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 21:58

    is this site new? http://ie6funeral.com/ i like it.

    I only go to funerals of people/things I actually liked when they were alive.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 21:58

    "In a meeting between the employees, Windsor and Anderson, Windsor put the question up to the employees: 'Who here doesn't think we'll make Bahrain?' I think Windsor might have meant it somewhat rhetorically, but he was answered nonetheless, and 100 per cent of the staff raised their hands. He was visibly shocked." :(

    Jeez!

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 21:59

    is this site new? http://ie6funeral.com/ i like it.

    I only go to funerals of people/things I actually liked when they were alive.

    and I'm sad that they're gone.

    Definitely not sad about IE 6 gettin' gone :)

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:59

    is this site new? http://ie6funeral.com/ i like it.

    Work still uses IE6

    I think we're upgrading to 7 in April

    Seriously, IT dept says it must be this way

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 21:59

    is this site new? http://ie6funeral.com/ i like it.

    I only go to funerals of people/things I actually liked when they were alive.

    Will there be a wake? :D

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 22:00

    insider info re: usf1 on autosport: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81664

    madness

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:01

    Windsor didn't know there was a problem? All of us knew there was a problem. Hurley is the only man who can sort things out because he is the only one with money.

    has been on a very long holiday?

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 22:02

    Windsor didn't know there was a problem? All of us knew there was a problem. Hurley is the only man who can sort things out because he is the only one with money.

    He's probably busy practising post race conferences, asking questions to himself and answering himself

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:02

    has been on a very long holiday?

    Stayed in his office looking at his Jimmy Clark print

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:02

    Will there be a wake? :D

    "It rendered things it's own way, even when all the other browsers were conforming to standard"

    :)

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 22:02

    has been on a very long holiday?

    Trying to drum up sponsorship with no car to show, I'm guessing.

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:03

    He's probably busy practising post race conferences, asking questions to himself and answering himself

    ahaha!

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:03

    Will there be a wake? :D

    Not if it crashes, there won't.

    *runs*

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 22:03

    Windsor didn't know there was a problem?

    I can believe that. He's clearly had his head in the sand for months.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:03

    Great race

  • Bassano23/02/2010 at 22:03

    Not if it crashes, there won't.

    I hear the coffin will be Chromed :D

  • jpancoast23/02/2010 at 22:04

    I can believe that. He's clearly had his head in the sand for months.

    Also looks like Ken is a micromanager.

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 22:04

    Great race

    Such a close finish!

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:04

    I hear the coffin will be Chromed :D

    :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:04

    Will there be a wake? :D

    There will be a minute's blue screen of death

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:04

    has been on a very long holiday?

    Either that, or he just doesn't care about a US F1 team succeeding in the sport. He does know that there's like a £60m+ investment needed to get them into the top 10, at least?

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:04

    Also looks like Ken is a micromanager.

    "Way too complex and time consuming. I did question why it was so complex if it was not necessary."

    he thinks he can do it better!

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:05

    There will be a minute's blue screen of death

    hee!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:05

    Also looks like Ken is a micromanager.

    Can't run the business because he wants to make sure the gear paddles are exactly as he wants them

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:05

    Can't run the business because he wants to make sure the gear paddles are exactly as he wants them

    that's it isn't it.

    you can see it now.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:06

    Work still uses IE6

    Same.

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:06

    I hear the coffin will be Chromed :D

    Your chariot of a blue e awaits!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 22:06

    I just want USF1 to announce they aren't gonna be happening, just to see if AUTOSPORT brag about predicting that

    Yes, you and everyone else autosport ;)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:07

    you can see it now.

    I have seen it before. People who think they are control freaks and are just insecure

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 22:07

    has been on a very long holiday?

    way too busy fussing about what everyone else isn't doing over christmas rather than looking at what his own team isn't doing

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:07

    I just want USF1 to announce they aren't gonna be happening, just to see if AUTOSPORT brag about predicting that

    i'm surprised they haven't claimed that bahrain is in 16 days, just like they predicted last summer.

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:07

    Yes, you and everyone else autosport ;)

    I think they'll make it.

    ..

    ..

    Damn I can't keep a straight face.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:08

    Why is the Norwegian speaking French?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:09

    Why is the Norwegian speaking French?

    Because given the choice I would too ;)

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 22:10

    Also looks like Ken is a micromanager.

    Can't run the business because he wants to make sure the gear paddles are exactly as he wants them

    Not just that but he thinks it is the 60s when some team bosses made their name by not putting anything on the car until they gave it the once over. You can't do that that now, there are too many parts and most of them are specialised. The key to F1 now is to delegate to top-line lieutenants.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:11

    Not just that but he thinks it is the 60s when some team bosses made their name by not putting anything on the car until they gave it the once over. You can't do that that now, there are too many parts and most of them are specialised. The key to F1 now is to delegate to top-line lieutenants.

    Sounds too much like common sense ;)

    Come on guys, are we that surprised?

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 22:11

    I just want USF1 to announce they aren't gonna be happening, just to see if AUTOSPORT brag about predicting that

    well it was on here before AUTOSPORT

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:11

    Damn I can't keep a straight face.

    Anybody'd think you're a bit mean. First beer's on me at Joe's meetup! :)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 22:11

    i'm surprised they haven't claimed that bahrain is in 16 days, just like they predicted last summer.

    oooo a countdown! :P

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:12

    Come on guys, are we that surprised?

    Not remotely. Every time they released a video or still pic of the factory I said something was seriously wrong

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:12

    well it was on here before AUTOSPORT

    interesting...

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 22:12

    well it was on here before AUTOSPORT

    Since Dieter Rencken writes for both that's fine...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:13

    oooo a countdown! :P

    :D

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:13

    oooo a countdown! :P

    Who said 16 days? I coulda sworn there were 3 weeks to go dammit!

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:13

    Anybody'd think you're a bit mean. First beer's on me at Joe's meetup! :)

    I try my best...

    Plus I ain't going down to see Joe, too far into the south.

    And I don't think I can have a beer yet either.

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:14

    Since Dieter Rencken writes for both that's fine...

    even though the article says:

    Speaking to AUTOSPORT on condition of anonymity...

    ??

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 22:14

    i'm surprised they haven't claimed that bahrain is in 16 days, just like they predicted last summer.

    they were wrong if they claimed it was in 16 days last summer

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:15

    And I don't think I can have a beer yet either.

    I don't care, you're having one! :) Shame you can't make it. I enjoy your ever-so-slightly depressed voicemails about BMW-Sauber! :D :D :D

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 22:15

    Since Dieter Rencken writes for both that's fine...

    even though the article says:

    Speaking to AUTOSPORT on condition of anonymity...

    ??

    Dieter wrote both articles and represents both publications. So anything said to him is akin to speaking to either.. isn't it?

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:16

    I don't care, you're having one! :) Shame you can't make it. I enjoy your ever-so-slightly depressed voicemails about BMW-Sauber! :D :D :D

    It was only one to be fair....

    Though about the equivalent length of 4

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:17

    Dieter wrote both articles and represents both publications. So anything said to him is akin to speaking to either.. isn't it?

    hmmm, it should be:

    Speaking to Dieter Rencken on condition of anonymity...

    shouldn't it?

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:18

    I don't care, you're having one! :) Shame you can't make it. I enjoy your ever-so-slightly depressed voicemails about BMW-Sauber! :D :D :D

    It was only one to be fair....

    Though about the equivalent length of 4

    That was the best voicemail I've ever heard, if only because Christine decided to cut it down because it sounded so depressing!!!! :D

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:18

    Where's the Ski Cross gone?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:18

    Speaking to Dieter Rencken on condition of anonymity...

    I assume whoever he interviewed knew that it was for more than one publication

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:18

    Where's the Ski Cross gone?

    I think they've went for a quick cuppa before the finals

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:19

    And I don't think I can have a beer yet either.

    I don't care, you're having one!

    isn't that illegal?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:19

    Where's the Ski Cross gone?

    Short break while the skiers get back to the top of the hill. Only small final then the proper final to go

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 22:19

    Dieter wrote both articles and represents both publications. So anything said to him is akin to speaking to either.. isn't it?

    hmmm, it should be:

    Speaking to Dieter Rencken on condition of anonymity...

    shouldn't it?

    Seems fine to me. They don't say 'exclusively'. Ask Joe about it.

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:19

    I assume whoever he interviewed knew that it was for more than one publication

    ah, fair enough.

    interesting that autosport haven't quite grasped the global nature of the internets yet.

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:19

    isn't that illegal?

    Not exactly, under guardian ownership I'd have the same rights to buy him alcohol in a licensed venue as his parents would.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:20

    isn't that illegal?

    Is it illegal in a sidepodpub? If he is not allowed beer I am sure Bassano will get him a Vimto

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:20

    Seems fine to me. They don't say 'exclusively'. Ask Joe about it.

    can do :)

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:20

    Is it illegal in a sidepodpub? If he is not allowed beer I am sure Bassano will get him a Vimto

    I think I'll be safe in this Newcastle place.

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:20

    Is it illegal in a sidepodpub? If he is not allowed beer I am sure Bassano will get him a Vimto

    oh lord.

    rg, stay up north, i may join you.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:21

    Where's the Ski Cross gone?

    Short break while the skiers get back to the top of the hill. Only small final then the proper final to go

    They're not allowed to have a break!!!

  • lou23/02/2010 at 22:22

    Is it illegal in a sidepodpub? If he is not allowed beer I am sure Bassano will get him a Vimto

    oh good lord... just say no R.G.. just say no!!

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:23

    oh good lord... just say no R.G.. just say no!!

    I'm more and more intrigued now.... are Bassano's Vimtos evil?!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 22:23

    I'm more and more intrigued now.... are Bassano's Vimtos evil?!

    Em!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 22:24

    Visibility is really poor!

  • lou23/02/2010 at 22:24

    I'm more and more intrigued now.... are Bassano's Vimtos evil?!

    yes. i know from others experiences ;)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:24

    I'm more and more intrigued now.... are Bassano's Vimtos evil?!

    More cheeky than evil

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:25

    More cheeky than evil

    Ah, cheeky Vimtos. Who wants to hear a bad joke?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:25

    More cheeky than evil

    Ah, cheeky Vimtos. Who wants to hear a bad joke?

    OK!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 22:26

    Ski Cross final time!

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:26

    Did you hear about the dyslexic alcoholic who choked on his own Vimto?

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 22:27

    Ski Cross final time!

    Snow looks heavy.

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:28

    GOLD FOR CANADA! YAY!!!!

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 22:29

    GOLD FOR CANADA! YAY!!!!

    Woooooooooo!!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:29

    That was way tamer than the men's final

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:31

    That was way tamer than the men's final

    What happened to the girl in 4th?

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 22:32

    i know its going to be a bad day when i get to work and find all my desk drawers open and my remote control missing. I dont mind people borrowing it when i am here but going through my things after I have gone home is a bit much. And they didnt put it back so now I cant watch the olympics :(

  • Pat W23/02/2010 at 22:33

    What happened to the girl in 4th?

    got stuck on the first rap collective

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:33

    i know its going to be a bad day when i get to work and find all my desk drawers open and my remote control missing. I dont mind people borrowing it when i am here but going through my things after I have gone home is a bit much. And they didnt put it back so now I cant watch the olympics :(

    How come you have a TV??? Can you not just change the channel on the set itself?

  • lou23/02/2010 at 22:35

    Hey Amy, aww that's not nice. random question - you're a member of the mclaren fan club right?

  • Turkey Machine23/02/2010 at 22:35

    Oops, my eyes are getting droopy. Time to head to bed! Thanks for the rapid conversation in the doohickey guys, night all!

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 22:36

    Oops, my eyes are getting droopy. Time to head to bed! Thanks for the rapid conversation in the doohickey guys, night all!

    Night TM

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 22:36

    Oops, my eyes are getting droopy. Time to head to bed! Thanks for the rapid conversation in the doohickey guys, night all!

    adios

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:36

    Oops, my eyes are getting droopy. Time to head to bed! Thanks for the rapid conversation in the doohickey guys, night all!

    See ya mate.

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 22:37

    we have lots of tvs because its a tv company. Cant change the channel on the tv as it has to be done on the set top box and they are mounted near the ceiling. :( and yes lou, yes i am

  • Maverick23/02/2010 at 22:38

    time for me to go, going to try to get my head around the seemingly impossible sixth part of the hitchhiker's guide trilogy

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:39

    time for me to go, going to try to get my head around the seemingly impossible sixth part of the hitchhiker's guide trilogy

    Byeee

  • lou23/02/2010 at 22:40

    awesome. you can tell me (before i form an opinion on Mclaren...) whether being a member lets you see lots of team photographs of like races etc?

  • RubberGoat23/02/2010 at 22:41

    Night guys :D

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:41

    i know its going to be a bad day when i get to work and find all my desk drawers open and my remote control missing. I dont mind people borrowing it when i am here but going through my things after I have gone home is a bit much. And they didnt put it back so now I cant watch the olympics :(

    Shout at them

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:42

    time for me to go, going to try to get my head around the seemingly impossible sixth part of the hitchhiker's guide trilogy

    When was that published?

  • RG23/02/2010 at 22:42

    Night guys :D

    Cheerio

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:42

    Night all who are leaving

  • Amy23/02/2010 at 22:45

    since they bought in the photo gallery in 2008 it has only been updated twice although they are apparently going to make it more of a feature this year. There are about 4 pics up from jerez, i can linky when i get home if you want to see the sort of pics they put up

  • lou23/02/2010 at 22:50

    since they bought in the photo gallery in 2008 it has only been updated twice although they are apparently going to make it more of a feature this year. There are about 4 pics up from jerez, i can linky when i get home if you want to see the sort of pics they put up

    ahhhhh okay. I was just hoping that the request i sent for their to be a gallery on their site (like most other teams had) would not be overlooked. I hope they don't see is as a bonus for members... if they do... then hmmmmmm. :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:53

    Some days are just weird. Bassano discussing Werther's Originals with Olivia Munn on twitter is not something I thought I would ever see.

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 22:55

    its 2.30am and my neighbours are now onto their 6th consecutive rendition of Always by Bon Jovi.

    :( {Comment #340}

    The song is good, but not in the middle of the night and not sung by antisocial neighbours. I feel bad for you...

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 22:56

    I need a sidepodcast sticker for the back of my iPhone and one for the upas when I get it.

    There is a cute girl sitting opposite me on the train wearing an ING Fernando Alonso shirt - she needs to know about SPC!

    I thought about playing the start of a podcast out loud but the train is full so I've gone a bit shy

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 22:56

    I thought about playing the start of a podcast out loud but the train is full so I've gone a bit shy

    Play it

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 22:57

    I need a sidepodcast sticker for the back of my iPhone and one for the upas when I get it.

    the iPhone still auto corrects ipad as 'upas' the first time I type it but not the second :-(

  • me23/02/2010 at 22:59

    There is a cute girl sitting opposite me on the train wearing an ING Fernando Alonso shirt - she needs to know about SPC!

    say out loud: "do you doohickey?"

  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 23:01

    say out loud: "do you doohickey?"

    The guys who make the Need for Speed games said my favourite tweet of the day today

    http://twitter.com/NeedforSpeed/status/9538114576

  • RG23/02/2010 at 23:02

    The guys who make the Need for Speed games said my favourite tweet of the day today

    Niiice :)

    And on that note, night from me. lotsa love.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 23:02

    And on that note, night from me. lotsa love.

    adios

  • me23/02/2010 at 23:03
  • Lukeh23/02/2010 at 23:03

    Niiice :)

    Wasn;t directed at SPc but still made me smile :)

    Night RG

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 23:05

    say out loud: "do you doohickey?"

    I got brave and played the start of the last F1 Debrief out loud but got no reaction - she is reading but glances up at me occasionally. No return smile yet.

    Should I say doohickey as I cough into my hand like people on tv/movies do when they swear? :-)

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 23:08

    I got brave and played the start of the last F1 Debrief out loud but got no reaction - she is reading but glances up at me occasionally. No return smile yet.

    To be fair, you sound like you're giving her the impression you're interested.... I know you're not but she probably doesn't :P

  • me23/02/2010 at 23:08

    I got brave and played the start of the last F1 Debrief out loud but got no reaction - she is reading but glances up at me occasionally. No return smile yet.

    good man!

    (although maybe pause before the tremayning)

  • lou23/02/2010 at 23:09

    Should I say doohickey as I cough into my hand like people on tv/movies do when they swear? :-)

    :D hehehe or you could simply comment on her f1 attire and strike up a convo about f1? ;)

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 23:09

    To be fair, you sound like you're giving her the impression you're interested.... I know you're not but she probably doesn't :P

    I know but Sidepodcast transcendends relationships right?

    She got off before my stop. Boo!

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 23:10

    She got off before my stop. Boo!

    no she didnt, she got off the train, walked back 2 carrages and got back on :P

  • lou23/02/2010 at 23:10

    She got off before my stop. Boo!

    bad times. although if she is a lurker, and sees these comments she will either be freaked out, or may join in..

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 23:11

    She got off before my stop. Boo!

    Awwww

    It's probably just me, but I'm very averse to random men trying to talk to me on trains.... I went into London once and this guy kept trying to buy me coffee from the trolley and in the end I just had to move. Encounters like that make me so uncomfortable. I'm sure you wouldn't do anything like that though :P

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 23:12

    no she didnt, she got off the train, walked back 2 carrages and got back on :P

    :D

  • Steven Roy23/02/2010 at 23:12

    I got brave and played the start of the last F1 Debrief out loud but got no reaction - she is reading but glances up at me occasionally. No return smile yet.

    Go up to her and tell her if she is interested in F1 she should listed to the podcast

  • Jeremy23/02/2010 at 23:31

    It's probably just me, but I'm very averse to random men trying to talk to me on trains.... I went into London once and this guy kept trying to buy me coffee from the trolley and in the end I just had to move. Encounters like that make me so uncomfortable. I'm sure you wouldn't do anything like that though :P

    a smile is about as far as I go :-)

    I'm big on equality - a woman has to make the first move, but this really conflicts with my strong beliefs in honour and chivalry.

    One of my favourite song lyrics goes something along the lines of:

    chivalry is dead ladies - it's on the couch where you made us sleep

    ramble over :-)

  • Alison23/02/2010 at 23:48

    I now love curling. The King of Norway just did a Mexican wave.

  • me23/02/2010 at 23:51

    I now love curling. The King of Norway just did a Mexican wave.

    heheh!

  • Alianora La Canta23/02/2010 at 23:58

    Way too complex and time consuming. I did question why it was so complex if it was not necessary."

    he thinks he can do it better! {Comment #1056}

    He probably could. And I say that despite having not much confidence in his management ability.

  • Jon Waldock23/02/2010 at 23:59

    I now love curling. The King of Norway just did a Mexican wave.

    he officially approved their trousers, i heart him

  • Pat W24/02/2010 at 00:01

    I now love curling. The King of Norway just did a Mexican wave.

    he officially approved their trousers, i heart him

    He sounds completely batty - can he be our King?

  • Jon Waldock24/02/2010 at 00:01

    He sounds completely batty - can he be our King?

    i hope so

  • Lukeh24/02/2010 at 00:02

    Time for sleep. Night everyone.

  • Jon Waldock24/02/2010 at 00:02

    Time for sleep. Night everyone.

    night lukeh

  • Pat W24/02/2010 at 00:02

    Time for sleep. Night everyone.

    bye