Fresh from our adventures into the world of Skype for the fifth and penultimate episode of Sidepodpanel, we enter a new week. The big news over the weekend is all Red Bull related, of course, with Webber's accident and DC's baby boy. It seems like any other F1 news is few and far between, so here's what's on our minds.

  • I don't think anyone has managed to guess my Sidepodspace I Spy correctly. Something beginning with S, if you want to have a go.
  • We're coming up with potential names for Baby DC, so feel free to share any you have thought of.
  • Having mentioned Racecar Engineering in the comments and on upcoming F1 Debrief, we're curious what magazines you read, and why. Also if there are any you'd like but can't get (either due to location or just the price of print these days!)

As ever, keep your own ideas coming. We don't want to limit you by the list above, this space is for you to discuss anything that comes into mind. Have fun, and I will see you in the comments.

347 responses

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:03

    first

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:04

    I have never had the first comment before.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:05

    I must try and find Racecar Engineering. That sounds interesting but I have no idea where i am going to find the time to read it.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 00:06

    I must try and find Racecar Engineering. That sounds interesting but I have no idea where i am going to find the time to read it.

    It is a lot of words. Too many words. Oh so many words.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:09

    It is a lot of words. Too many words. Oh so many words.

    If it is technical it must have pictures as well

  • me24/11/2008 at 00:12

    If it is technical it must have pictures as well

    lots and lots of lovely words too :)

  • me24/11/2008 at 00:17

    replay video is now live.

  • me24/11/2008 at 00:17

    replay video is now live.

    damn, multithreaded conversations are tough :(

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:21

    gosh this has got to be the longest game of i spy i've ever played...

    It might be useful to have all of the suggestions that have been mentioned so far... So here goes

    - space

    - stars

    - sun

    - sea

    - Saturn

    - satellite

    - Sputnik

    - sillimess

    - Sidepodcast

    - Sidepodcake

    - Spaceperson

    - space door

    - spanner (from the toolkit)

    - spider

    .... i think that's it so far...

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 00:23

    gosh this has got to be the longest game of i spy i’ve ever played…

    - Sidepodcake

    They can see Sidepodcake in Space? :)

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:23

    gosh this has got to be the longest game of i spy i’ve ever played…

    How about space shuttle? Is that it? :)

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 00:24

    How about space shuttle? Is that it?

    Yay. Your turn.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:25

    Christine: 24/11/2008 at 00:24

    How about space shuttle? Is that it?

    Yay. Your turn.

    haha i love after hours we finally come up with the answer :D nice one Journeyer :) we should see how long we can keep this game going for :)

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:25

    Christine: 24/11/2008 at 00:24

    How about space shuttle? Is that it?

    Yay. Your turn.

    Woohoo! I got it!!!

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter... G.

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:26

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… G.

    This is from space, right? Assume it's from up there. :)

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:26

    haha i love after hours we finally come up with the answer nice one Journeyer we should see how long we can keep this game going for

    Thanks, Lou! Amazing what sleep can do to clear the mind. :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:27

    also, i was meaning to ask earlier has anyone thought about what we are gonna do at the sidepodparty? maybe we should try and find some f1 games on the internet we have no yet tried? or we could just play eye spy? :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:28

    Thanks, Lou! Amazing what sleep can do to clear the mind.

    you've been to sleep already? wow this time difference thing is confusing. :)

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:29

    you’ve been to sleep already? wow this time difference thing is confusing.

    Yep. I slept at around the start of the show, which was 12:30 my time. It's now 8:30 over here.

  • Kathi24/11/2008 at 00:30

    Ahm, can I ask a favour?

    Can somebody rip this video?

  • me24/11/2008 at 00:33

    Ahm, can I ask a favour?

    Can somebody rip this video?

    done:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?im32mdwiun0

    i didn't do it, just found the link on dark madien.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:35

    How about space shuttle? Is that it?

    Yay. Your turn.

    How did I miss that? I could have gone all night and never have thought of it.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:35

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… G.

    erm... Greenland?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:36

    This is from space, right? Assume it’s from up there.

    It's what a person on the space station can see. So for the purposes of the game you are an astronaut on the ISS

  • Kathi24/11/2008 at 00:38

    done:

    Thanks and good night

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:38

    erm… Greenland?

    Hmmm... Interesting guess, but no. :)

    It’s what a person on the space station can see. So for the purposes of the game you are an astronaut on the ISS

    Brilliant. :)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:38

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… G.

    Golfball

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:39

    Hmmm… Interesting guess, but no.

    ah ok... the ground?

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:42

    Golfball

    Hahaha! What kind of eyes do I need to see that?

    ah ok… the ground?

    Erm, nope. A golfball on the ground... Anyway, try again. :)

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 00:43

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… G.

    A Ghost?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:44

    also, i was meaning to ask earlier has anyone thought about what we are gonna do at the sidepodparty? maybe we should try and find some f1 games on the internet we have no yet tried? or we could just play eye spy?

    Looks like no-one had added anything to the Wiki page. I think we need a date and time so that we have a deadline to motivate people.

    http://sidepodcast.wetpaint.com/page/Sidepodparty

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:44

    A Ghost?

    Nope, no Caspers round here. :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:45

    Journeyer: 24/11/2008 at 00:42

    Golfball

    Hahaha! What kind of eyes do I need to see that?

    ah ok… the ground?

    Erm, nope. A golfball on the ground… Anyway, try again.

    er.... how about the Great Wall of China? :D

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:45

    Looks like no-one had added anything to the Wiki page. I think we need a date and time so that we have a deadline to motivate people.

    How about a Sidepodparty for Christmas? And Christine can wrap it up by doing her Christmas address in person? :D

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:46

    Golfball

    Hahaha! What kind of eyes do I need to see that?

    I couldn't think of anything begining with G and then the image of Alan Shepherd hitting a golf shot on the moon popped into my mind.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:46

    How about a Sidepodparty for Christmas? And Christine can wrap it up by doing her Christmas address in person?

    yeah it's meant to be the Sidepodcast Christmas party :D but i think Steven's right, a date might make people think about it more. :)

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 00:47

    Nope, no Caspers round here.

    Maybe a glacier?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 00:49

    Christine has edited and posted the Debrief already. Congrats to mystic Lou

  • lou24/11/2008 at 00:50

    Congrats to mystic Lou

    thank you :) watching Merlin twice this week payed off then :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 00:53

    me: 24/11/2008 at 00:17

    replay video is now live.

    damn, multithreaded conversations are tough

    Tell me about it, I've had a static PodPanel page open in the background for ages

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 00:56

    er… how about the Great Wall of China?

    BINGO! Mystic Lou, indeed. Your turn. :)

    I couldn’t think of anything begining with G and then the image of Alan Shepherd hitting a golf shot on the moon popped into my mind.

    Fore!

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 00:57

    er… how about the Great Wall of China?

    Ahh, nice one.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 00:57

    Dom: 24/11/2008 at 00:57

    er… how about the Great Wall of China?

    Ahh, nice one.

    It's a myth that the great wall is visible from space

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:00

    BINGO! Mystic Lou, indeed. Your turn.

    seriously? i was joking... erm ok...

    I spy with my little eye something beginning with 'A'

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:00

    It’s a myth that the great wall is visible from space

    lol yeah i thought so, but it was the only thing i could think of.

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 01:01

    It’s a myth that the great wall is visible from space

    True, but it's a popular myth, so I figured it was something people got relatively quickly. :)

    I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘A’

    Antarctica?

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:01

    Astronaut(s)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:01

    Antarctica?

    sorry, no.

    Astronaut(s)

    nope.

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:03

    I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘A’

    Amsterdam?

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:04

    Aurora

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:05

    Astronomy-type things :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:05

    Dom: 24/11/2008 at 01:03

    I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘A’

    Amsterdam?

    hehe no

    Aurora

    good answer! but no :)

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 01:05

    Asteroid!

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:06

    Asteroid!

    Armageddon :D

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:06

    Asteroid!

    oo i hadn't thought of that... no it's not though.

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:07

    Air?

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:07

    Atlantic

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:08

    Air?

    Atlantic

    Armageddon

    no.

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 01:09

    Alps! :D

    Or maybe Arctic.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:09

    Annular eclipse

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:09

    Journeyer: 24/11/2008 at 01:09

    Alps! Or maybe Arctic.

    no... i'll give you a clue (otherwise i fear we may be playing this dor a looonnng time) it's not necessarily anything on the Earth.

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:10

    Annular eclipse

    :D

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:10

    Annular eclipse

    hehe no.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:11

    Atmosphere

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:11

    no… i’ll give you a clue (otherwise i fear we may be playing this dor a looonnng time) it’s not necessarily anything on the Earth.

    ^this game for a long time...

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:11

    Atmosphere

    sadly no.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 01:12

    ^this game for a long time…

    I'm going to bed. Hope you guys have figured it out by the morning :)

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:12

    Amalthea, Ananke or Adrastea (Moons of Jupiter)

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:12

    'night Christine

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:13

    Christine: 24/11/2008 at 01:12

    ^this game for a long time…

    I’m going to bed. Hope you guys have figured it out by the morning

    night Christine :)

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:13

    Amalthea, Ananke or Adrastea (Moons of Jupiter)

    or Atlas (Saturn's)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:13

    Amalthea, Ananke or Adrastea (Moons of Jupiter)

    no.. they are a long way away of what i'm thinking about...

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:14

    And why doesn't our moon have a funky name? :(

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:15

    And why doesn’t our moon have a funky name?

    Why doesn't out planet have a funky name either?

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:19

    And why doesn’t our moon have a funky name?

    I suppose it could be worse, it could be Belinda (Uranus)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:20

    And why doesn’t our moon have a funky name?

    we have 2 moons apparently. There is 'The Moon' and the Earth's second moon 'Cruithne'... but then technically it's not a moon cause it's not 'gravitationally bound' to the Earth. Feel free to correct me on that anyone.. it's been almost a year since i learnt that in Physics. I remember something about it might be an astoroid. Either way, it has a funky name.

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:21

    I suppose it could be worse, it could be Belinda (Uranus)

    Were they drunk once they got to the seventh planet or something?

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:21

    I suppose it could be worse, it could be Belinda (Uranus)

    how's it have moons when it's not even a planet?

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:22

    how’s it have moons when it’s not even a planet?

    oh, wait... that is still a planet?

    what about button moon? that doesn't have a funky name either.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:22

    "Cruithne is an asteroid in orbit around the Sun in 1:1 orbital resonance with that of the Earth. Due to its unusual orbit relative to that of the Earth, it is a periodic inclusion planetoid and is sometimes called Earth's second moon, although it orbits the Sun, not the Earth."

    Great call though

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:23

    me: 24/11/2008 at 01:21

    I suppose it could be worse, it could be Belinda (Uranus)

    how’s it have moons when it’s not even a planet?

    Don't diss Uranus (someone had to get it out of the way)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:24

    how’s it have moons when it’s not even a planet?

    Uranus isn't a planet?

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:24

    Uranus isn’t a planet?

    i mighta meant the small one, that was de-planetized recently.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:25

    Pluto ceased to be a planet, Uranus is massive

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:25

    Bassano Clapper: 24/11/2008 at 01:22

    Great call though

    ah well... at least i spelt the name right. Thank god that wasn't part of my GCSE and was just a discussion we had in class.

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:25

    i mighta meant the small one, that was de-planetized recently.

    Pluto? Pluto has a moon but a silly orbit.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:25

    i mighta meant the small one, that was de-planetized recently.

    oh right, Puto.. yeah that's no longer a planet.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:27

    Pluto? Pluto has a moon but a silly orbit.

    Sharon isn't it :D

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:27

    Pluto? Pluto has a moon but a silly orbit.

    if it has a moon, why isn't it a planet?

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:29

    if it has a moon, why isn’t it a planet?# The object must be in orbit around the Sun.

    1. The object must be in orbit around the Sun.

    2. The object must be massive enough to be a sphere by its own gravitational force. More specifically, its own gravity should pull it into a shape of hydrostatic equilibrium.

    3. It must have cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:30

    Pluto fails to meet the third condition, since its mass was only 0.07 times that of the mass of the other objects in its orbit

    Apparently

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:30

    if it has a moon, why isn’t it a planet?

    Something to do with it's moon being nearly the same size as the planet itself.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:31

    LOL @ "Plutoed" 2006 Word of the Year, defining "to pluto" as "to demote or devalue someone or something"

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:31

    Pluto fails to meet the third condition, since its mass was only 0.07 times that of the mass of the other objects in its orbit

    well who didn't read the rules properly and gave it planet status in the first place?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:31

    if it has a moon, why isn’t it a planet?

    It's considered to be a dawf planet now. some info on why here http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/060824-pluto-planet.html

    basically it's not massively bigger than it's moon, and does not dominate it's neighborhood. plus according to the link it has an untidy orbit...

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:32

    me: 24/11/2008 at 01:31

    Pluto fails to meet the third condition, since its mass was only 0.07 times that of the mass of the other objects in its orbit

    well who didn’t read the rules properly and gave it planet status in the first place?

    The rules were decided in 2006, it seems God is like the FIA and makes it up as he goes along

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:33

    It’s considered to be a dawf planet now. some info on why here http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/060824-pluto-planet.html basically it’s not massively bigger than it’s moon, and does not dominate it’s neighborhood. plus according to the link it has an untidy orbit…

    Clean up your Orbit or there'll be no supper Pluto

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:33

    well who didn’t read the rules properly and gave it planet status in the first place?

    wasn't it all under a clarification of the rules?. basically there is a space version of the FIA that makes up rules as it goes along :P

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:33

    The rules were decided in 2006, it seems God is like the FIA and makes it up as he goes along

    ah Bassano beat me to it :(

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:34

    well who didn’t read the rules properly and gave it planet status in the first place?

    I'm guessing they hadn't discovered the 4 other objects that were more similar to Pluto than the rest of the planets. All five were called dwarf planets.

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:35

    The rules were decided in 2006, it seems God is like the FIA and makes it up as he goes along

    right.

    did pluto start tuning it's mass better than mars or something?

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:36

    I’m guessing they hadn’t discovered the 4 other objects that were more similar to Pluto than the rest of the planets. All five were called dwarf planets.

    demoted and insulted. charming.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:36

    I used to have a fantastic powerpoint presentation that showed the planets in relation to each other, ending up with some megablastic stars making our sun look like a microbe

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:36

    did pluto start tuning it’s mass better than mars or something?

    Mars is Red. Game over

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:37

    Bassano Clapper: 24/11/2008 at 01:36

    did pluto start tuning it’s mass better than mars or something?

    Mars is Red. Game over

    hahaha XD

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:37

    I used to have a fantastic powerpoint presentation that showed the planets in relation to each other, ending up with some megablastic stars making our sun look like a microbe

    that sounds really cool.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:38

    If I find it I'll Drop.io it

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:39

    Found it

    http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 01:39

    Should be shooting off. See ya tomorrow (today).

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:39

    See ya Dom

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:40

    Should be shooting off. See ya tomorrow (today).

    night Dom.

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:40

    Should be shooting off. See ya tomorrow (today).

    see ya mate :)

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:41

    Bassano Clapper: 24/11/2008 at 01:39

    Found it

    http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm

    What I wanna know is, how did they get the planets in the same room for the 1st photo?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:42

    Bassano Clapper: 24/11/2008 at 01:39

    Found it

    http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm

    that's awesome! although i find it really hard to get my head around (so to speak) those kinda sizes.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:43

    Pic quality is quite low but the images look the same

    Antares must be pretty hot

  • me24/11/2008 at 01:44

    What I wanna know is, how did they get the planets in the same room for the 1st photo?

    did they form a commitee, then attempt to screw up qualifying?

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:45

    Just our planets http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.planetsize/

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 01:45

    Alcor? Looking at Ursa Major, Lou?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:45

    me: 24/11/2008 at 01:44

    What I wanna know is, how did they get the planets in the same room for the 1st photo?

    did they form a commitee, then attempt to screw up qualifying?

    hahahaa

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:46

    did they form a commitee, then attempt to screw up qualifying?

    Pluto must be Super Aguri then

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 01:47

    Say everyone:

    I am just wondering what are people's viewpoints about being able to purchase hydroxylic acid at supermarkets......

    {starts whiatling to himself}.....

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:48

    I am just wondering what are people’s viewpoints about being able to purchase hydroxylic acid at supermarkets……

    I prefer it fizzy

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 01:49

    :) Hydroxylic acid is a vital component of acid rain. It is well known to cause diarrhea and vomiting, and even sometimes inhibits brain development in embryos

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:52

    Alcor? Looking at Ursa Major, Lou?

    haha took me a while to get that. No that's not the right answer. never thought i would be pleased that i did latin :) we learnt that in latin for some reason... i think we were talking about a classic myth or something...

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 01:53

    Hydroxylic acid is a vital component of acid rain. It is well known to cause diarrhea and vomiting, and even sometimes inhibits brain development in embryos

    This must be what Max drinks before he opens his mouth some times...

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 01:53

    Bassano Clapper said:

    Hydroxylic acid is a vital component of acid rain. It is well known to cause diarrhea and vomiting, and even sometimes inhibits brain development in embryos

    There you go, he is proving my case. Even in it's carbonnated form it is dangerous.... :P ,em> :P .

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 01:54

    Alpha Centauri?

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 01:55

    November 24th, 2008 at 1:53 amDave in NZL said:

    Hydroxylic acid is a vital component of acid rain. It is well known to cause diarrhea and vomiting, and even sometimes inhibits brain development in embryos

    This must be what Max drinks before he opens his mouth some times…

    I am sure you had some to Dave, after all, they sell it in bottles in supermarkets....

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:55

    Alpha Centauri?

    no... i'll give you another clue. it's closer to them than any star or planet is. ;)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 01:56

    we have 2 moons apparently. There is ‘The Moon’ and the Earth’s second moon ‘Cruithne’… but then technically it’s not a moon cause it’s not ‘gravitationally bound’ to the Earth. Feel free to correct me on that anyone.. it’s been almost a year since i learnt that in Physics. I remember something about it might be an astoroid. Either way, it has a funky name.

    I have only ever heard of that on QI

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 01:58

    I keep thinking "Aircraft" Lou....

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:59

    I have only ever heard of that on QI

    we talked about it in physics once... i think probably because someone saw it on QI. Although i watch QI but don't remember seening that episode. Must be one of the few i have not seen. I look forward to seeing that if i ever catch it repeated on Dave.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 01:59

    I keep thinking “Aircraft” Lou….

    no sadly not, but a much closer guess than a planet :)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:00

    me: 24/11/2008 at 01:31

    Pluto fails to meet the third condition, since its mass was only 0.07 times that of the mass of the other objects in its orbit

    well who didn’t read the rules properly and gave it planet status in the first place?

    The problem is that since Pluto was identified all sorts of asteroids the same size as Pluto were discovered so it was easier and less embarrassing to de-classify Pluto and say that we have gone from 9 planets to 8 than classify al the others and say that we have gone from 9 to 374. I have no idea what the real number is but imaging having to do an interview to explain that there were several hundred planets no-one had ever heard of.

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 02:01

    Auroaruas?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:02

    Auroaruas?

    i don't even know what that is...

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 02:02

    Astronaut?

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 02:03

    Anti-matter!

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:03

    but imaging having to do an interview to explain that there were several hundred planets no-one had ever heard of.

    Not to mention, moons called Belinda

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:03

    Astronaut?

    nope.

    Anti-matter!

    erm... no.. stay on the lines of man made...

  • me24/11/2008 at 02:04

    The problem is that since Pluto was identified all sorts of asteroids the same size as Pluto were discovered so it was easier and less embarrassing to de-classify Pluto and say that we have gone from 9 planets to 8 than classify al the others and say that we have gone from 9 to 374. I have no idea what the real number is but imaging having to do an interview to explain that there were several hundred planets no-one had ever heard of.

    ahh, ok.

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 02:04

    Damn it - we all know it is the Urine Recycler, we just can't figure out how to write that starting with the letter A!

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:05

    I used to have a fantastic powerpoint presentation that showed the planets in relation to each other, ending up with some megablastic stars making our sun look like a microbe

    Ollie posted a link a few weeks ago which showed planetary sizes when we were trying to figure out how round the earth was in reation to the gas giants and the sun. It was a quiet night on sidepodcast. Unfortunately I saved the link on my computer that refuses to work.

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 02:05

    And I hope you are all following along on the live updating page, here http://www.sidepodcast.com/ria/ajax/

    Just select today's post and you don't have to hit refresh/F5 all the time.

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 02:05

    A big of misplaced tools? :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:07

    Is one of the Astronauts called Alan?

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 02:09

    Aliens!

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:09

    A big of misplaced tools?

    no....

    Is one of the Astronauts called Alan?

    even if one was, that's not it...

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:09

    Jordan Allen (): 24/11/2008 at 02:09

    Aliens!

    they aren't man made :)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:10

    Damn it - we all know it is the Urine Recycler, we just can’t figure out how to write that starting with the letter A!

    a urine recycler

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:10

    I didn't realise this was gonna be hard...

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:10

    a urine recycler

    XD no.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:10

    Alan

    no

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:10

    I didn’t realise this was gonna be hard…

    It's late and we're being silly

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:11

    One last clue before i'm off to bed. - Steven has mentioned it a couple of times while talking about the space walks. :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:11

    Bassano Clapper: 24/11/2008 at 02:10

    I didn’t realise this was gonna be hard…

    It’s late and we’re being silly

    hehehe i thought so :P

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:11

    I didn’t realise this was gonna be hard…

    Christine's lasted about 4 hours and that was the space shuttle.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:12

    One last clue before i’m off to bed. - Steven has mentioned it a couple of times while talking about the space walks.

    a spacesuit?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:12

    Christine’s lasted about 4 hours and that was the space shuttle.

    haha true.

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 02:13

    Christine’s lasted about 4 hours and that was the space shuttle.

    If we could have 'user signatures' this would be mine for all time.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:13

    a spacesuit?

    no...

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:16

    no…

    another spacesuit

  • me24/11/2008 at 02:16

    If we could have ‘user signatures’ this would be mine for all time.

    :D

  • me24/11/2008 at 02:16

    another spacesuit

    :D

    :D

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:17

    Steven Roy: 24/11/2008 at 02:16

    no…

    another spacesuit

    hahaha XD :D no, not another space suit

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:18

    hahaha XD no, not another space suit

    I think I might have seen that at the video store

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:19

    I just checked the nominations and we have 86 and the eco-mentalists have 74.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:20

    I still think it's unethical for eco-mentalists to be online

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:20

    Maybe I meant, hypocritical

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:20

    ok it's really late now :/ i was gonna try and get an early night.. oh well.

    Night everyone :) I'll pop by tomorrow morning to see if anyone has guessed it :)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:21

    One last clue before i’m off to bed. - Steven has mentioned it a couple of times while talking about the space walks.

    The problem is that I don't listen to what i say. 'me' can't read and speak at the same time and I can't speak and listen at the same time.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:21

    Ha ha, maybe they have Wooden Mac icons

    http://thvg.deviantart.com/art/Made-Of-Wood-95495113

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:22

    oh and thanks to 'me' and christine (plus people in the comments) for putting up with my skype going all wrong again.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:22

    'night Lou

  • me24/11/2008 at 02:22

    ok it’s really late now :/ i was gonna try and get an early night.. oh well.

    Night everyone I’ll pop by tomorrow morning to see if anyone has guessed it

    night lou. am about to do the same.

    thanks to everyone this evening, your patience knows no bounds.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 02:22

    The problem is that I don’t listen to what i say. ‘me’ can’t read and speak at the same time and I can’t speak and listen at the same time.

    i would have thought you would have got this straight away. :) ah well.

    night xx

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:23

    ok it’s really late now :/ i was gonna try and get an early night.. oh well. Night everyone I’ll pop by tomorrow morning to see if anyone has guessed it

    Time I was off as well. Hopefully the night shift will get the right answer. Remember 'me' has Lou's number if you need to call her and check an answer.

    Good night all.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:23

    'night Stephen & Me

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 02:24

    An Airlock?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 02:25

    An Airlock?

    Now I did mention that a lot. Iam not here though.

  • Bassano Clapper24/11/2008 at 02:30

    Ferrari Mac icons http://www.modmyi.com/forums/downloads/summerboard-optimized-no-extras/111/revised-icons-ferrari-f1-theme-19501/

  • Jordan Allen ()24/11/2008 at 04:57

    Love teh new header, BTW. Best of the three.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 11:10

    An Airlock?

    yay! that's it! :) your turn! :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/11/2008 at 12:06

    Hey all,

    Not got much to say today. Getting ready for my trip to NZ on Friday ... looking forward to seeing the Family.

    Thanks again for calling me up and inviting me on the 'panel - it was a nice surprise and I really enjoyed it (as always :-) )! We have a Skype Phone and my wife answered it - she just looked at me and said "Some guy called Andy wants to talk to you"!

    I just listened to the debrief so thanks for putting that up so quickly - I thought my iPod Touch hadn't synced it as I updated the software and it's flipped the order of the podcasts over. But when I did find it I also enjoyed the debrief, so thanks for that :-)

    Does anyone here know what other changes the v2.2 software for the iPod Touch are?

    Also, I heard that Yvan Muller has joined the RoC roster - considering he was an Ice Racing Champion, it should be interesting to watch him as he always applys a 'dab of oppo' to his driving :-D

    Hmm... looks like I did have a bit to say after all... I look forward to your replies, as always :-)

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 12:12

    Does anyone here know what other changes the v2.2 software for the iPod Touch are?

    Oh god, don't get him started!

  • me24/11/2008 at 12:14

    Does anyone here know what other changes the v2.2 software for the iPod Touch are?

    you can now update podcasts directly from the device... in theory. in practice however, it doesn't work very well.

    you can also search for new podcasts in the mini store thing. you can't subscribe though, except when you sync back to itunes you'll get an option to subscribe. madness.

    other than that, safari has gained a google box and two clicks on the button will always take you to the home screen. think that's all we've found so far.

    Oh god, don’t get him started!

    sorry.

  • Dank24/11/2008 at 12:16

    Don't know if it's been mentioned or not, but baby DC has been given the name 'Dayton Coulthard' and weighed in at 6lb 3oz

  • me24/11/2008 at 12:32

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned or not, but baby DC has been given the name ‘Dayton Coulthard’ and weighed in at 6lb 3oz

    pretty sure we'd never have guessed that one :D

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 12:38

    Dayton = Dayton(a)? Hehe.

    Anyhoo, it IS another DC! :) Bouncy baby boy. I wonder if he'll have any F1 godparents... :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/11/2008 at 13:15

    Journeyer said:

    Dayton = Dayton(a)? Hehe.

    Anyhoo, it IS another DC! :) Bouncy baby boy. I wonder if he’ll have any F1 godparents… :D

    Does that mean DC is going to NASCAR perhaps? He did say he was staying with RedBull next year...

  • Rich24/11/2008 at 14:11

    Love teh new header, BTW. Best of the three.

    Preferred the last one - I really liked it as it went so well with the rest of the site. This is better than the first one.

  • F1Wolf24/11/2008 at 14:14

    Also, I heard that Yvan Muller has joined the RoC roster - considering he was an Ice Racing Champion, it should be interesting to watch him as he always applys a ‘dab of oppo’ to his driving

    watched him in Macau last weekend, he was rather quiet during the WTTC race playing it safe like hamilton in Brazil, but his wife/girlfriend (am not sure here) was more excited than anyone else on and around the track :-) and bummer, he had to race another race 15 minutes later ...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/11/2008 at 14:27

    F1 Wolf said:

    watched him in Macau last weekend, he was rather quiet during the WTTC race playing it safe like hamilton in Brazil, but his wife/girlfriend (am not sure here) was more excited than anyone else on and around the track :-) and bummer, he had to race another race 15 minutes later …

    Fair enough, he played it safe on a dangerous and narrow street track to ensure championship victory. But you watch him in low grip situations, or in a race for fun like RoC and he's mega to watch!

  • me24/11/2008 at 15:47

    woah. what happened to drop.io?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 16:25

    woah. what happened to drop.io?

    I am really impressed by Scott in Italy. He said he was going outside to try and get a photo of the ISS flying overhead last night. I didn't think he would get a photo of the crew. That is some lens.

  • me24/11/2008 at 16:28

    I am really impressed by Scott in Italy. He said he was going outside to try and get a photo of the ISS flying overhead last night. I didn’t think he would get a photo of the crew. That is some lens.

    :D

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 16:29

    lou said:

    An Airlock?

    yay! that’s it! your turn!

    Oh, Crap.

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

  • Journeyer24/11/2008 at 16:31

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

    Planet, perhaps?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 16:38

    November 24th, 2008 at 4:31 pmJourneyer said:

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

    Planet, perhaps?

    No.

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 16:39

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

    Panda!!!

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 16:40

    Dom said:

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

    Panda!!!

    There is no "Carlos the ..." here. :P .

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)24/11/2008 at 16:56

    Me, Christine, since this a penul of the series, will there still be a christmas one for me to host?

    talk tomorrow bud.

    Any news Mr. Me?

    Posted in the wrong one.

    D'oh

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 16:56

    sidepodspace update

    Today's spacewalk preparations are well under way with the astronauts suited and going through some checks now. Apparently one of the astronauts had a problem with the waist ring of his suit so I don't knoe hoe long that took to fix or how much delay it will cause.

    They have added an extra day to the mission which was always a planned option so that they could get a sample from the water recycling system back to the ground for analysis. So now the shuttle undocks on Friday and its scheduled first landing window is 1255 EST which should be 1755 GMT. Given how often I have managed to screw up time conversions all readers are reponsible for their own conversion. Normally if the first attempt is called off for weather or whatever they have a second window on the next orbit which is around an hour and a half later.

  • me24/11/2008 at 16:59

    Posted in the wrong one.

    tis okay. am in realtime, watching all threads :)

    Any news Mr. Me?

    damn you're keen. haven't seen the lady since we finished the live broadcast. she edited the debrief and went to sleep, i dismantled the studio and went sleep a bit later. by the time i woke up she'd been at work for hours.

    will discuss later this evening ;)

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)24/11/2008 at 17:12

    damn you’re keen. haven’t seen the lady since we finished the live broadcast. she edited the debrief and went to sleep, i dismantled the studio and went sleep a bit later. by the time i woke up she’d been at work for hours.

    Okay.

    Keen would have been posting at 00:01 this morning in my eyes, but y'know.

    tis okay. am in realtime, watching all threads

    I like the lclt

  • lou24/11/2008 at 17:33

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned or not, but baby DC has been given the name ‘Dayton Coulthard’ and weighed in at 6lb 3oz

    Awwww :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 17:40

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

    erm... how about the Plough? as in the English name for Ursa Major/the great bear.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 17:41

    woah. what happened to drop.io?

    ooo i like it :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 17:44

    C'mom guys. I have a sidepodsoace I spy startign with the letter P. Here's a hint.

    It's unique.

  • me24/11/2008 at 17:46

    C’mom guys. I have a sidepodsoace I spy startign with the letter P. Here’s a hint.

    pilot?

  • me24/11/2008 at 17:47

    C’mom guys. I have a sidepodsoace I spy startign with the letter P. Here’s a hint.

    portakabin?

    (i know very little about space)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 17:48

    lou said:

    Alright. I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with the letter… P.

    erm… how about the Plough? as in the English name for Ursa Major/the great bear.

    No it is not the Plough. Good guess.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 17:49

    No it is not the Plough. Good guess.

    erm... Pluto?

  • Kris24/11/2008 at 17:49

    C’mom guys. I have a sidepodsoace I spy startign with the letter P. Here’s a hint.

    peacefully floating toolbox?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 17:49

    November 24th, 2008 at 5:46 pmme said:

    pilot?

    portakabin?

    No.

    No.

    LOu was closer.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 17:50

    November 24th, 2008 at 5:46 pmme said:

    pilot?

    portakabin?

    No.

    No.

    LOu was closer.

    It is luinch time for me.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 17:51

    portakabin?

    Since when is a portakabin unique?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 17:51

    After Lunch. Just hold station.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 18:17

    Since when is a portakabin unique?

    I thought it was philosposphical Friday already.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:18

    lou said:

    erm… Pluto?

    No.

    November 24th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Kris said:

    peacefully floating toolbox?

    No.

    2nd hint. If Romans, Greeks, Eygptians, Mayas, Aztecs and Chinese used Lou as a Giude, shouldn't you too?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:21

    2nd hint. If Romans, Greeks, Eygptians, Mayas, Aztecs and Chinese used Lou as a Giude, shouldn’t you too?

    used me as a guide?

    oohhh you mean Polaris (is that right?)? or the Pole star?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 18:24

    sidepodspace update

    The hatch has opened for the start of the fourth and final spacewalk of this shuttle mission.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:25

    lou said:

    2nd hint. If Romans, Greeks, Eygptians, Mayas, Aztecs and Chinese used Lou as a Giude, shouldn’t you too?

    used me as a guide?

    oohhh you mean Polaris (is that right?)? or the Pole star?

    Nice work Lou. Polearis is right. I thought I gave it away with unique.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:27

    Lou's turn for I Spy.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:27

    Nice work Lou. Polearis is right. I thought I gave it away with unique.

    lol there are plenty of unique things in the universe though i should imagine ;)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:31

    Lou’s turn for I Spy.

    ok.. something beginning with 'c'

  • me24/11/2008 at 18:33

    Since when is a portakabin unique?

    how many do they need in space?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:34

    Comet?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:35

    nope :)

  • me24/11/2008 at 18:35

    ok.. something beginning with ‘c’

    is it unique?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:36

    constellation ?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:39

    is it unique?

    erm.... yep,

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:39

    constellation ?

    nope.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:42

    Is it Christine? me said she was "also visible from space" during last year's Chinese Grand Prix....

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 18:43

    Is it the name of a star?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:46

    Is it Christine? me said she was “also visible from space” during last year’s Chinese Grand Prix….

    ooooo nice answer (and good memory) unfortunately that's not the answer.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 18:46

    Is it the name of a star?

    no, it's not the name of a star.

  • me24/11/2008 at 18:54

    sidepodspace lens envy:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/the_international_space_statio.html

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 19:08

    Is it a constellion? (Aries, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:10

    sidepodspace lens envy:

    There are some fabulous pictures there. They have a whole pile of lenses on the ISS. There were some instructions sent up earlier maybe for the first spacewalk where they were told that 3 of the lenses were too big to be used in certain locations.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:11

    Canadarm 2 - which despite the name there is only one of

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 19:19

    November 24th, 2008 at 7:11 pmSteven Roy said:

    Canadarm 2 - which despite the name there is only one of

    That's because it hsa nothing to do with the number but that it is the newer version model Canadarm Mark. 2. Now instead of being able to handle commands in just English or French, it can now Handle commands in English, French, German, Italien, Japanese, Chinese and very strange languages Like Cockney, Oxfordshire, Devon, Welish, Gaelic, Old English, as well as American.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:27

    That’s because it hsa nothing to do with the number but that it is the newer version model Canadarm Mark. 2. Now instead of being able to handle commands in just English or French, it can now Handle commands in English, French, German, Italien, Japanese, Chinese and very strange languages Like Cockney, Oxfordshire, Devon, Welish, Gaelic, Old English, as well as American.

    But not any of the Scottish languages? Descrimination I say.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:30

    sidepodspace lens envy:

    I think picture 27 proves the Americans don't understand metric. 116,000 kg is equivaent to a fully loaded bus? That is 116 tonnes. I know there are some heavy Americans but that is ludicrous. No wonder some NASA Mars missions have buried themselves rather than landed if they calculate weight like that.

  • me24/11/2008 at 19:30

    some idle gossip for ya:

    http://tinyurl.com/mixingbusinessandpleasure

    "Nine months after announcing the end of his 22-year marriage, McLaren boss Ron Dennis is reportedly dating again."

    apologies if you're in the middle of eating.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 19:35

    no. it's not.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 19:36

    no... (i actually have no idea what that is)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:37

    “Nine months after announcing the end of his 22-year marriage, McLaren boss Ron Dennis is reportedly dating again.”

    I bet Mika is gutted

  • lou24/11/2008 at 19:37

    oh this realtime comments this is confusing that was meant for Steven in reply to his Canadarm 2 comment.

  • Andy Taylor24/11/2008 at 19:40

    There are some fabulous pictures there.

    All fake, like the Moon landing pics ;)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:41

    Can I assume that it was not the I spy with my little sidepodeye answer.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 19:44

    Can I assume that it was not the I spy with my little sidepodeye answer.

    what, Canadarm 2? no. although good answer :)

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 19:46

    I have had a new version of my problem with the realtime doohickey.That is the official name now since Christine used it last night? It stopped polling. Not sure why. So I unchecked and re-checked the box thing and it loaded all the missing posts. so far th problem is normal. But it still didn't poll as it should. I looked at it after a while as i don't use it all the time and unchecked/re-checked and it updated. I then tried F5 to clear the problem but it happened again as before so i closed the tab and opened a new tab and it is now working as it should.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 19:47

    me said:

    some idle gossip for ya:

    http://tinyurl.com/mixingbusinessandpleasure

    “Nine months after announcing the end of his 22-year marriage, McLaren boss Ron Dennis is reportedly dating again.”

    apologies if you’re in the middle of eating.

    Boy, Slavica not letting grass grow under her feet lining up the next sucker...

  • Andy Taylor24/11/2008 at 19:48

    apologies if you’re in the middle of eating.

    I wasn't, but I still feel sick.

    I've got one thing to say - "Fernando?" ;)

  • me24/11/2008 at 19:50

    I then tried F5 to clear the problem but it happened again as before so i closed the tab and opened a new tab and it is now working as it should.

    just checkin, but you don't get this issue on lclt do you? mine polled fine the whole of yesterday, but it has happened to me once or twice.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 19:53

    mine polled fine the whole of yesterday, but it has happened to me once or twice.

    It happens to me quite a lot.

  • me24/11/2008 at 19:54

    It happens to me quite a lot.

    that's cause you called it a doohickey.

    i'd never poll for you again after that :)

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 19:55

    that’s cause you called it a doohickey.

    It's not a bad thing.

    Definition: "An unnamed gadget or trinket."

  • me24/11/2008 at 19:56

    I’ve got one thing to say - “Fernando?”

    :D

  • me24/11/2008 at 19:56

    It’s not a bad thing.

    Definition: “An unnamed gadget or trinket.”

    oh.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 19:58

    Is thing you see with your sidepodeye starting with the letter "c" on the earth?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:10

    Is thing you see with your sidepodeye starting with the letter “c” on the earth?

    erm...i suppose so yes..

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:11

    just checkin, but you don’t get this issue on lclt do you? mine polled fine the whole of yesterday, but it has happened to me once or twice.

    To the best of my knowledge I have never had any problem with the lclt and have not noticed any issues at all today. I have had 3 lclt tabs open on different threads for the past 3 or 4 hours and no issues at all.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:13

    Definition: “An unnamed gadget or trinket.”

    Seems appropriate unless its name actually involves the word doohickey in which case it is confusing.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:13

    Is it clouds?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:16

    Just checked and the realtime doohickey is still working perfectly.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:17

    Is it clouds?

    yay! your turn

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:19

    Just checked and the realtime doohickey is still working perfectly.

    fine. if it's gonna stick i've changed the title in the browser window :(

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:20

    yay! your turn

    OK. I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with C as well. It's not one that has been suggested already.

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:21

    OK. I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with C as well. It’s not one that has been suggested already.

    lou, i need a list!

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:22

    fine. if it’s gonna stick i’ve changed the title in the browser window

    I can't see it

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:23

    lou, i need a list!

    ok :) ...a list of what?

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 20:23

    fine. if it’s gonna stick i’ve changed the title in the browser window

    Yay :)

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:24

    ok …a list of what?

    haha.

    yesterday, you gave us a list of previous suggestions, i think for the letter 's'. think we're gonna need the same for 'c'.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:25

    I assume a list of previous suggestions for things beginning with c

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:25

    yesterday, you gave us a list of previous suggestions, i think for the letter ’s’. think we’re gonna need the same for ‘c’.

    ah right! ok... gimme a few secs :)

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:25

    I can’t see it

    need to do a hard refresh (shift key and reload), or clear you cache.

    it's the bit right at the top, mind you. where it says "real time".

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:26

    I assume a list of previous suggestions for things beginning with c

    yeah, sorry it was a little bit of a silly question, ICT revision is slowly killing me inside.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 20:28

    it’s the bit right at the top, mind you. where it says “real time”.

    The actual proper title in the browser window itself! Coool.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:29

    Just looked again and I can see doohickey now.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:31

    ok a list -

    - Comet

    - constellation

    - Christine

    - Canadarm 2

    - clouds

    i think that's it

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:33

    I've just noticed something... as you narrow the window the real time page narrows too! that's sooo cool! :D

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:35

    I’ve just noticed something… as you narrow the window the real time page narrows too! that’s sooo cool!

    I just had to try that. Very cool. Could that be done with the lclt as well. I think it was Alianora who couldn't fit lclt and a video feed on the same screen. Maybe a skinny version of lclt could overome that.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 20:36

    On Answers.com, it says:

    DooHickey - did you mean "placeholder name"?

    What? That's not half as much fun, is it?

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:37

    I’ve just noticed something… as you narrow the window the real time page narrows too! that’s sooo cool!

    in preparation for sidepodcast 3.0. i think r.g. suggested it :)

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:38

    I just had to try that. Very cool. Could that be done with the lclt as well. I think it was Alianora who couldn’t fit lclt and a video feed on the same screen. Maybe a skinny version of lclt could overome that.

    yup, the only thing is lclt has pictures in the post content and the pics look bad / lost when the page resizes. working on it though.

  • Andy Taylor24/11/2008 at 20:42

    Definition of Doohickey - to have sexual relations with Earl from "My Name is Earl" (or his brother).

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:45

    OK. I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with C as well. It’s not one that has been suggested already.

    erm... is it cable? as in a cable in the ISS?

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:46

    erm… is it cable? as in a cable in the ISS?

    they have cable in the iss? could they not tivo the simpsons until they return?

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:48

    they have cable in the iss? could they not tivo the simpsons until they return?

    *sigh* ict revision is hard.. i'm trying my best. ;)

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:49

    *sigh* ict revision is hard.. i’m trying my best.

    :D

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:49

    *sigh* ict revision is hard.. i’m trying my best.

    hit us up a question.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:50

    hit us up a question.

    tis revision... there are no questions ;( it's all revising and reading....

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:51

    tis revision… there are no questions ;( it’s all revising and reading….

    when you're done, will you be able to fix the realtime polling issue?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 20:54

    November 24th, 2008 at 8:45 pmlou said:

    OK. I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with C as well. It’s not one that has been suggested already.

    Is it natural or man-made, Steven?

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:55

    Is it natural or man-made, Steven?

    am gonna say "camera". it's not my answer, just felt like saying it.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 20:55

    when you’re done, will you be able to fix the realtime polling issue?

    unless it has anything to do with health and safety, analysis, design of business solutions, selection and use of input devices and media, selection and usage of storage requirements, media and devices, output media, or software, i doubt it. :P

  • me24/11/2008 at 20:58

    unless it has anything to do with health and safety, analysis, design of business solutions, selection and use of input devices and media, selection and usage of storage requirements, media and devices, output media, or software, i doubt it.

    oh.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:58

    erm… is it cable? as in a cable in the ISS?

    no

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 20:58

    oh.

    Software, surely?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 20:59

    Is it natural or man-made, Steven?

    Man made but that could decieve you

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 21:00

    am gonna say “camera”. it’s not my answer, just felt like saying it.

    It is not 'the' answer

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 21:00

    Software, surely?

    That doesn't begin with C so no

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 21:01

    I can only assume he writes the comments himself.

    He does, but it appears he doesn't write the posts.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 21:02

    Software, surely?

    we are only studying types of software and the difference between certain packages, and what bespoke software is etc.... i doubt that would help...

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 21:03

    we are only studying types of software and the difference between certain packages, and what bespoke software is etc…. i doubt that would help…

    Ah, in which case you must do as I do, and simply be a cheerleader whilst 'me' fixes it :)

  • lou24/11/2008 at 21:04

    He does, but it appears he doesn’t write the posts.

    hehehe

  • lou24/11/2008 at 21:04

    Ah, in which case you must do as I do, and simply be a cheerleader whilst ‘me’ fixes it

    ah i can do that :D

  • me24/11/2008 at 21:04

    we are only studying types of software and the difference between certain packages, and what bespoke software is etc…. i doubt that would help…

    it's bespoke alright :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)24/11/2008 at 21:10

    Is it a constellation, Steven? As a bunch of stars, it is a natural made objects. When man said that this group of stars looks like a Bear, or a scale, or a ram, that's when you get constellations.

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 21:22

    woah. what happened to drop.io?

    I found that at space.com trying to find out what the names of the astronauts - in a hope that "mystery lou's" eyespy was one of them. It wasn't.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 21:30

    Is it a constellation, Steven? As a bunch of stars, it is a natural made objects. When man said that this group of stars looks like a Bear, or a scale, or a ram, that’s when you get constellations.

    Your thinking allowing the right lines but not stars of any kind

  • Dave in NZL24/11/2008 at 21:31

    Is the eyespy something abstract? Camaraderie?

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 21:36

    I found that at space.com trying to find out what the names of the astronauts - in a hope that “mystery lou’s” eyespy was one of them. It wasn’t.

    Back row (left to right) Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Don Pettitt

    Middle row Shane Kimbrough, Chris Ferguson and Eric Boe

    Front row Sandra magnus, Yuri can'tremember, Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke who someone on mission control keeps calling Spanky when he radios him. I thought Max had gone into space the first time I heard that.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 21:37

    Is the eyespy something abstract? Camaraderie?

    Nothing abstract

  • that guy in Italy24/11/2008 at 21:43

    I am really impressed by Scott in Italy. He said he was going outside to try and get a photo of the ISS flying overhead last night. I didn’t think he would get a photo of the crew. That is some lens.

    :) It was good work, wasn't it. I actually pointed my lens at a top secret space satellite which reflected onto the ISS solar panel array which in turn pointed straight in through the window and all the spacetronaughts were all standing around together. Worked out pretty well I think. Thanks for the [misplaced] gratitute :)

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 21:56

    Have just posted Dan's Sidepodpanel indiscretion to drop.io. Beware people, mild swear words ahoy.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/nsfw-guest-host-dan-b-in-swearing-shock

  • me24/11/2008 at 21:56

    another question regarding realtime steven. does it stop working after you've commented a lot?

  • me24/11/2008 at 21:57

    Have just posted Dan’s Sidepodpanel indiscretion to drop.io. Beware people, mild swear words ahoy.

    i can't believe you heard that word again!

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 21:58

    another question regarding realtime steven. does it stop working after you’ve commented a lot?

    I couldn't say whether the problems that I have had have been related to number of comments. I will look out for it in future.

  • Christine24/11/2008 at 22:06

    i can’t believe you heard that word again!

    It's okay, I put my fingers in my ears whilst editing it.

  • Andy Taylor24/11/2008 at 22:10

    From James Allen's blog:

    "I was the only person to attend every one of those [206] races , even managing to fit the birth of both my kids around the races!"

    Quite an achievement which I think should be recognised. Thankfully he wasn't in the commentary box for all of them...

  • Dom24/11/2008 at 22:54

    Looks like Bernie might get his way as usual.

  • me24/11/2008 at 22:56

    Looks like Bernie might get his way as usual.

    so...

    "I think it's probably some misunderstanding in translation. I would say it's likely it will stay after 2010."

    do you think someone read bernie's smallprint and thought "damnit"?

  • me24/11/2008 at 23:11

    I couldn’t say whether the problems that I have had have been related to number of comments. I will look out for it in future.

    have made a minor tweak. it may help but you'll have to reload the page. soz.

  • lou24/11/2008 at 23:29

    Nothing abstract

    how about a computer? they must have computers of sorts in the ISS...

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 23:34

    how about a computer? they must have computers of sorts in the ISS…

    Not computer.

  • Jon Waldock24/11/2008 at 23:38

    Can you imagine if they only had 1 toolkit on there, now that would have been funny. "Houston...we have a problem"

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 23:39

    Just checked the doohickey and it hasn't polled for 30 minutes. I have spent the last hour wwatching the Dragons Den profile of Duncan Bannatyne on the iplayer so the failure is nothing to do with when I am commenting as there were at least 30 minutes between my last comment before and another 30 minumum between the fail and my next comment.

  • me24/11/2008 at 23:42

    Just checked the doohickey and it hasn’t polled for 30 minutes.

    interestingly the server died again (doing it's flaky thing), which would've killed the polling. what's odd is that lclt appears to be resilient to the failures.

    the main difference between the two pages is the checkbox. in lclt the checkbox stops the scrolling, but the polling continues. in the doo-da, the checkbox stops everything and then picks up once it's clicked.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 23:50

    the main difference between the two pages is the checkbox. in lclt the checkbox stops the scrolling, but the polling continues. in the doo-da, the checkbox stops everything and then picks up once it’s clicked.

    That's the main reason I prefer the lclt. If I am away or doing something else I uncheck the box then when I get back I just scroll down reading all the comments till I catch up. With the doohickey I check the box and I have a screenful of new comments and I have to find where the new comments start. Then by the time I have read all the new comments I have to do the whole thing over again with any comments that have come in while I was reading.

  • Steven Roy24/11/2008 at 23:50

    I have been moderated for saying I prefer the lclt to the doohickey

  • Andy Taylor24/11/2008 at 23:52

    Please can someone explain what the lclt is?

  • me24/11/2008 at 23:54

    Please can someone explain what the lclt is?

    oops, sorry. live commenting, live... thing.

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/ria/ajax/

  • me24/11/2008 at 23:55

    I have been moderated for saying I prefer the lclt to the doohickey

    :D

    classic.

  • me24/11/2008 at 23:58

    Then by the time I have read all the new comments I have to do the whole thing over again with any comments that have come in while I was reading.

    agreed. there's no solution to that though is there? other than to reverse the comments so they appear at the bottom of the list. and then you pretty much may as well stick with the live thing.

    we'll continue to develop both pages, so you pick the one that suits you most.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 00:11

    November 24th, 2008 at 9:30 pmSteven Roy said:

    Is it a constellation, Steven? As a bunch of stars, it is a natural made objects. When man said that this group of stars looks like a Bear, or a scale, or a ram, that’s when you get constellations.

    Your thinking allowing the right lines but not stars of any kind

    Is what you ISpy, Steven, Cosmic Dust?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 00:15

    Is what you ISpy, Steven, Cosmic Dust?

    No. Cosmic dust isn't man made

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 00:22

    Compounds (mxies of various elements?) H20 and all that?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 00:25

    Compounds (mxies of various elements?) H20 and all that?

    Nope.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 00:28

    sidepodspace update

    The two astronauts are back in the airlock after the final spacewalk of the mission. They still have to plug their suits in to the mains and re-pressurise the airlock but it all seems OK. One of the astronauts has a high carbon dioxide concentration in his suit but now they have stopped working it should drop OK.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 00:52

    Do you ISpy a Crater, Steven? Give me enough TNT and I can make you a decent man-made crater....

  • lou25/11/2008 at 00:53

    Do you ISpy a Crater, Steven? Give me enough TNT and I can make you a decent man-made crater….

    ehehe :D

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 01:18

    Do you ISpy a Crater, Steven? Give me enough TNT and I can make you a decent man-made crater….

    I think you would need to provide oxygen to detonate the TNT but no crater

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 01:39

    Steven Roy said:

    Do you ISpy a Crater, Steven? Give me enough TNT and I can make you a decent man-made crater….

    I think you would need to provide oxygen to detonate the TNT but no crater

    Sorry I can not control comets nor astroids to slam into moons or planets so I cannot generate natural craters.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 01:41

    Sorry I can not control comets nor astroids to slam into moons or planets so I cannot generate natural craters.

    Don't under-estimate yourself. Lou and Alianora have moved I spy to today's (25th) thread. You may pick up the odd clue.