Things really should be all about the racing right now, but there are certain elements of the politics of F1 still hanging over our shoulders. The Donington Park saga still rumbles on but there is plenty more to talk about:

  • McLaren have apparently offered the FIA a written apology. Whitmarsh confirms this is true but won't say anymore about what was inside the letter, so the question is, what kind of an effect are they hoping this will have? Will their sentencing (that seems like the appropriate word?) be more leniant because they've said sorry again?
  • It's been a while since I've plugged the F1 Big Picture, and it's a pretty good one of Piquet at the moment. This is topical because anyone who is anyone is making bets on how long the youngster will last. His performance hasn't been up to scratch, and surely there's a driver snapping at his heels for the opportunity.
  • The SofaF1 Pole Poll continues, and if you're already taking part (or if you want to have a go), you've got until qualifying starts to make your selections. I don't know how I got roped into this, considering how much I dislike making predictions, but it's great fun - even if Mr C is beating me. I don't quite know exactly how the scoring works, but you get points based on whether you select the correct pole sitter and for your guesswork on the top eight points finishers as well. Good luck!

That'll do it for now. It's not long until qualifying gets underway, although thankfully for us in the UK, it's on at a more reasonable time of day. There will be many threads popping up throughout the day, so no doubt I'll see you in the comments.

1112 responses

  • Scott Woodwiss24/04/2009 at 23:23

    Continued from yesterday's thread:

    If you mean this quote regarding Renault on JA's blog:

    "But Alonso had the only example of Renault’s new double diffuser. Here this weekend the team has new parts on both cars, including modifications to the front wing and front suspension."

    Couldn't you consider Fernando's China diffuser a new part for Nelson since he didn't have it there?

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:24

    Couldn’t you consider Fernando’s China diffuser a new part for Nelson since he didn’t have it there?

    True, but the way James wrote it, it seems they have the same parts now.

  • Scott Woodwiss24/04/2009 at 23:25

    True, but the way James wrote it, it seems they have the same parts now.

    Since when have we ever taken James Allen seriously? ;)

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:25

    That is sick

    In a good way, or a bad way?

  • Jackie24/04/2009 at 23:26

    Since when have we ever taken James Allen seriously? ;)

    I was written elsewhere (Guardian I think) that Flavio would be able to assess Piquet's performance this weekend as the cars were identical

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:26

    Couldn’t you consider Fernando’s China diffuser a new part for Nelson since he didn’t have it there?

    no. you're looking for a story that isn't there. rf1pp said:

    "FA will have the same diffuser he used in China, but Nelson will also have a new diffuser on his car. "

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:27

    It’s the usual case of take an interesting piece of history and run with it until it makes a good plot for a game. It actually looks like a really cool concept.

    I'd agree with that. They also have some interesting gameplay concepts that should improve gameplay.

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:27

    In a good way, or a bad way?

    I don't think Steven is down with the kidz.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:28

    I’d agree with that. They also have some interesting gameplay concepts that should improve gameplay.

    The whole black & white / colour mechanic sounds really interesting.

  • Steven+Roy24/04/2009 at 23:28

    In a good way, or a bad way?

    Bad. Very bad.

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:29

    The whole black & white / colour mechanic sounds really interesting.

    The will to fight, as it's named. This game can really be a hit.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:29

    steven, have edited your comment so as not to give way the ending.

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:30

    Bad. Very bad.

    Two things:

    1. It's not like EA is disrespecting the guy. If anything, this will get him and his heroic deeds noticed again.

    2. It's only loosely based on the character. Williams was their inspiration, but the character would probably be his own man.

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:31

    steven, have edited your comment so as not to give way the ending.

    Something tells me that the game will end very much differently from how it really ended.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:31

    Something tells me that the game will end very much differently from how it really ended.

    am talking about the book.

  • Steven+Roy24/04/2009 at 23:31

    steven, have edited your comment so as not to give way the ending.

    The book is about a whole group of people who worked in the resistance but I probably shouldn't have given that part away.

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:31

    am talking about the book.

    oh. okay, fair enough.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:32

    The book is about a whole group of people who worked in the resistance but I probably shouldn’t have given that part away.

    no worries. just letting ya know.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:32

    1. It’s not like EA is disrespecting the guy. If anything, this will get him and his heroic deeds noticed again.

    2. It’s only loosely based on the character. Williams was their inspiration, but the character would probably be his own man.

    Agreed and agreed.

    I think this game looks like being far more sensitive and faithful to the subject matter than most other WWII games.

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:33

    steven, have edited your comment so as not to give way the ending.

    Two things - one is that those of us reading the Doohickey have already read what he wrote. The other is that it's not a work of fiction, so does it really matter?

  • Jackie24/04/2009 at 23:33

    I'm off then, taxii-ng duties first thing so I may catch you all for the later part of FP3,

  • Steven+Roy24/04/2009 at 23:34

    I’m off then, taxii-ng duties first thing so I may catch you all for the later part of FP3,

    Good night Jackie

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:34

    Two things - one is that those of us reading the Doohickey have already read what he wrote. The other is that it’s not a work of fiction, so does it really matter?

    a) sorry, but i don't have a time machine.

    b) yes truth can often be stranger than fiction.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:34

    I’m off then, taxii-ng duties first thing so I may catch you all for the later part of FP3,

    see ya jackie.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:35

    night jackie

  • Steven+Roy24/04/2009 at 23:35

    Two things - one is that those of us reading the Doohickey have already read what he wrote. The other is that it’s not a work of fiction, so does it really matter?

    Although his racing career is well known his background and the path his life took aftewards was not common knowledge. I certainly didn't know hat happened to him or any of the others when i read the book.

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:35

    I’m off then, taxii-ng duties first thing so I may catch you all for the later part of FP3,

    all right. good night, jackie. :)

  • Journeyer24/04/2009 at 23:36

    Agreed and agreed.

    I think this game looks like being far more sensitive and faithful to the subject matter than most other WWII games.

    It looks like it, but you can never be sure until it's released. that said, the game really looks good at first glance.

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:36

    night Jackie

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:37

    Although his racing career is well known his background and the path his life took aftewards was not common knowledge. I certainly didn’t know hat happened to him or any of the others when i read the book.

    Strangely enough, thanks to school projects on the SOE, I know more about him as a resistance fighter than a racing driver.

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:38

    Although his racing career is well known his background and the path his life took aftewards was not common knowledge. I certainly didn’t know hat happened to him or any of the others when i read the book.

    I never connected that he was the subject-matter. I knew the name only because of his famous win.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:38

    It looks like it, but you can never be sure until it’s released.

    Very true.

    There is another game due out this year called Velvet Assassin which is based on Violette Szabo, another WWII spy with a fascinating story.

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:39

    Strangely enough, thanks to school projects on the SOE, I know more about him as a resistance fighter than a racing driver.

    I didn't know schools did anything on SOE. It is great that the subject is covered.

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:39

    Very true.

    There is another game due out this year called Velvet Assassin which is based on Violette Szabo, another WWII spy with a fascinating story.

    Violette Szabo appears in Joe's book too.

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:40

    I didn’t know schools did anything on SOE. It is great that the subject is covered.

    Me neither. When was it declassified? First I heard of them was five or so years ago with a BBC doco

  • Flibster24/04/2009 at 23:40

    I didn’t know schools did anything on SOE. It is great that the subject is covered.

    Yup.

    All we need is the Cold War to be properly covered now. Luckilly there is a flying tribute to with with an education centre. ;)

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:41

    All we need is the Cold War to be properly covered now. Luckilly there is a flying tribute to with with an education centre. ;)

    When I was at school the GCSE was called "World History Since 1914". Lots of Cold War stuff.

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:42

    I didn’t know schools did anything on SOE. It is great that the subject is covered.

    They probably don't nowadays (listen to this week's Now Show for an example of how things have changed), this was over 20 years ago, we also studied and performed the play based on the life of Violette Szabo.

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:42

    Me neither. When was it declassified? First I heard of them was five or so years ago with a BBC doco

    The BBC did a thing called Secret Army in the 70s or 80s. I don't know if they used real names but they covered how the SOE operated in the field. I would guess most of the documents would be de-classified after 30 years other than those that contained names that still had to be protected.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:43

    Violette Szabo appears in Joe’s book too.

    As a separate story or did she cross paths with Williams?

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:44

    The BBC did a thing called Secret Army in the 70s or 80s.

    I remember this well. Sadly it's now mainly famous for inspiring 'Allo 'Allo :(

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:45

    As a separate story or did she cross paths with Williams?

    There was a lot of crossover between various resistance networks and the book is not just about Willy Grover. It is about two other drivers as well but it covers some of their training etc where agents met and then were dropped into different networks.

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:46

    Those of you who have not read Grand Prix Saboteurs really should get your hands on it. It is facinating from so many perspectives.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:47

    There was a lot of crossover between various resistance networks and the book is not just about Willy Grover. It is about two other drivers as well but it covers some of their training etc where agents met and then were dropped into different networks.

    I've been meaning to get that book for a while, will have to have a look on Amazon come payday.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:47

    Those of you who have not read Grand Prix Saboteurs really should get your hands on it. It is facinating from so many perspectives.

    we really should have a link to it somewhere. will do something after this race.

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:48

    Those of you who have not read Grand Prix Saboteurs really should get your hands on it. It is facinating from so many perspectives.

    I'll add it to the list.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:48

    I’ll add it to the list.

    :D

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:50

    we really should have a link to it somewhere. will do something after this race.

    Joe used to always have a link on grandprix.com but it is not there any more.

  • Steven Roy24/04/2009 at 23:51

    Found the link on Joe's site

    http://www.grandprix.com/ft/ft18001.html

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:53

    Found the link on Joe’s site

    http://www.grandprix.com/ft/ft18001.html

    that's the one ;)

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:54

    McCoy's tortillas aren't as nice as Doritos. And the ridges aren't as good as proper McCoys. Underwhelmed.

  • chris evans24/04/2009 at 23:55

    Once again, I've stayed up too late. Guttingly, I don't finish work until after qualifying tomorrow so I'll have to avoid the results until I can get home and get iPlayer on.

    Night all!

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:56

    night chris.

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:56

    that’s the one ;)

    And that doesn't give away the ending?

  • Pat W24/04/2009 at 23:56

    Once again, I’ve stayed up too late. Guttingly, I don’t finish work until after qualifying tomorrow so I’ll have to avoid the results until I can get home and get iPlayer on.

    That sucks. Night.

  • me24/04/2009 at 23:57

    And that doesn’t give away the ending?

    i haven't read it?

    i just looked at the pictures.

  • Andy+Taylor24/04/2009 at 23:57

    i just looked at the pictures.

    :D

  • Joe in Floridea24/04/2009 at 23:58

    Has Joe written any other books

  • littlepurplegoth24/04/2009 at 23:59

    Hmmm - not 'racing' but what about a SPC meet at Bletchley Park then (given that they are, based on current agreements that they have with various companies) likely to be a launch venue for aforementioned game(s)?

  • me25/04/2009 at 00:00

    Hmmm - not ‘racing’ but what about a SPC meet at Bletchley Park then (given that they are, based on current agreements that they have with various companies) likely to be a launch venue for aforementioned game(s)?

    cooooool!

  • me25/04/2009 at 00:00

    cooooool!

    is it free?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 00:00

    Hmmm - not ‘racing’ but what about a SPC meet at Bletchley Park then (given that they are, based on current agreements that they have with various companies) likely to be a launch venue for aforementioned game(s)?

    You mean...

    :D!!!

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 00:01

    Has Joe written any other books

    I am not sure that he has. He has probably ghost written the odd driver biog but I don't know about any books he has written.

  • Joe in Florida25/04/2009 at 00:02

    I have read one of Steve Matchett's book and he can be a bit rambling. He's the Speed Commentator here in the states for F1

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 00:02

    I have read one of Steve Matchett’s book and he can be a bit rambling. He’s the Speed Commentator here in the states for F1

    I love his Chalk Talk sessions :D

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 00:03

    sidepodspace

    Every time we discuss a shuttle launch someone always asks about the purpose of the mission. For once NASA has its act together and has a nice little feature on the mission to Hubbe.

    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/hubble_servicing/

  • Joe in Florida25/04/2009 at 00:04

    You mean with Red Bull. He is great on SPEED TV. I did like last years ITV broadcast, is BBC as good?

  • Andy+Taylor25/04/2009 at 00:04

    is it free?

    No, but it's pretty cheap to get in - £10 per person, valid for 12 months, as many visits as you like apart from some special events.

  • me25/04/2009 at 00:04

    No, but it’s pretty cheap to get in - £10 per person, valid for 12 months, as many visits as you like apart from some special events.

    groovy. we should do that.

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 00:05

    And its also the home of the National Museum of Computing, complete with a working Colosus...

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 00:06

    http://www.tnmoc.org/

    forgot the link...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 00:18

    Oh what a nightmare! Lost £20 on a poker night, had to take the graveyard train home and 2 of the world's most boorish yobs have managed to sit next to me :(

  • Sean+Golding25/04/2009 at 00:20

    Oh what a nightmare! Lost £20 on a poker night, had to take the graveyard train home and 2 of the world’s most boorish yobs have managed to sit next to me :(

    You on the train now? If you are, don't let them see what you just posted. ;)

  • Andy+Taylor25/04/2009 at 00:23

    You on the train now? If you are, don’t let them see what you just posted. ;)

    Hehe. I'd wish you good luck Gavin, but it appears that you haven't had any this evening.

    Time for bed I think. Night all.

  • me25/04/2009 at 00:23

    night andy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 00:24

    You on the train now? If you are, don’t let them see what you just posted. ;)

    Don't worry- they're too drunk to understand English right now :)

  • dougie?25/04/2009 at 00:28

    I have been busy lately I managed to watch the China race and todays practise.Could you or anyone answer a question who were the ones that had a perfect race with no spins?

  • me25/04/2009 at 00:29

    I have been busy lately I managed to watch the China race and todays practise.Could you or anyone answer a question who were the ones that had a perfect race with no spins?

    kovi, vettel, erm...

    that is a tough question!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 00:29

    Sweet Jesus - I forgot I'm on the train that stops at every bloody farmhouse on the way home :(

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 00:30

    I have been busy lately I managed to watch the China race and todays practise.Could you or anyone answer a question who were the ones that had a perfect race with no spins?

    I'm watching it now. 3 laps to go. Most of them didn't spin.

    Those that did: Hamilton, Alonso. Erm.. :-)

    But a LOT more ran off course without spinning.

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 01:05

    Heavily delayed Chinese GP notes written, now editing..

  • me25/04/2009 at 01:06

    Heavily delayed Chinese GP notes written, now editing..

    go you!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 01:20

    I can't believe anyone can still be up at this hour. I feel like death!

  • me25/04/2009 at 01:20

    I can’t believe anyone can still be up at this hour. I feel like death!

    *waves*

  • Jeremy25/04/2009 at 01:22

    I can’t believe anyone can still be up at this hour. I feel like death!

    I just woke up half an hour ago. Very unusual for me to sleep in that late.

    Of course, being GMT +10 makes it easy to keep you company

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 01:22

    I can’t believe anyone can still be up at this hour. I feel like death!

    Surely a bit of an over-reaction to losing £20

  • me25/04/2009 at 01:23

    Surely a bit of an over-reaction to losing £20

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 01:23

    *waves*

    No surprise that Mr. C is still around. Red Bull truly does give you wings!

  • Jeremy25/04/2009 at 01:24

    I can’t believe anyone can still be up at this hour. I feel like death!

    Death by chocolate? What a great shop that is. Now I feel like 'Death' too :P

  • me25/04/2009 at 01:24

    No surprise that Mr. C is still around. Red Bull truly does give you wings!

    you've only just missed christine too.

    we get extra in for back-to-backs.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 01:25

    Surely a bit of an over-reaction to losing £20

    Wait until I have to tell the missus - she ain't going to be happy :(

  • Jeremy25/04/2009 at 01:26

    you’ve only just missed christine too.

    I thought you worked in shifts. :-)

    Can I slip in a 'Go Lewis!' then?

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 01:26

    Wait until I have to tell the missus - she ain’t going to be happy :(

    Good time for a translation error.

  • me25/04/2009 at 01:27

    I thought you worked in shifts. :-)

    doing a podcast together, kinda means we need to be awake at the same time.

    Can I slip in a ‘Go Lewis!’ then?

    if you do it quietly.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 01:33

    Good time for a translation error.

    Her English is better than mine though :(

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 01:34

    I can’t believe anyone can still be up at this hour. I feel like death!

    Its easy when you've got used to staying up until 1:15 over the Easter holiday (well, I had time off). Then continued it into this week doing my project. The normal Friday late night just gets later...

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 01:35

    http://toomuchracing.blogspot.com/2009/04/race-notes-chinese-grand-prix-2009.html

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 01:38

    Right, train's less than 5 minutes away. Goodnight all and get some sleep will ya?

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 01:39

    Her English is better than mine though :(

    Tell her you won in Danish then plead ignorance at a later date.

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 01:39

    No surprise that Mr. C is still around. Red Bull truly does give you wings!

    you’ve only just missed christine too.

    we get extra in for back-to-backs.

    Too much Red Bull is bad for you..

    Your body gets acclimatised to it and you end up relying on it to stay 'up'. Like tea or coffee.

  • me25/04/2009 at 01:41

    Too much Red Bull is bad for you..

    Your body gets acclimatised to it and you end up relying on it to stay ‘up’. Like tea or coffee.

    too late for that.

    no redbull, no podcasts. we can sleep next week ;)

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 01:58

    I listened to the chat in the park earlier, was good.

    Still haven't braved the panel yet. Can't used to hearing myself.

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:00

    I listened to the chat in the park earlier, was good.

    Still haven’t braved the panel yet. Can’t used to hearing myself.

    but you sounded the best of everybody?

    considering the bytes travelled from your house to kathi's house to our house, you sounded like you were right there with us.

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:00

    considering the bytes travelled from your house to kathi’s house to our house, you sounded like you were right there with us.

    or, as legard would have it...

    pat from kathi, and kathi from christine.

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 02:02

    but you sounded the best of everybody?

    It's not the sound quality. It's the sound of myself.

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:04

    It’s not the sound quality. It’s the sound of myself.

    nah, you sound fine. it's a weird thing to get used to though, i'll grant ya :)

  • Jeremy25/04/2009 at 02:08

    Propoganda time:

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/04/24/snow_leopard_server_to_offer_low_cost_secure_mobile_access_to_iphone.html

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 02:09

    More plugging:

    http://toomuchracing.blogspot.com/2009/04/tmr-on-two-podcasts.html

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 02:10

    I'm quite annoyed that Blogger broke my links widgets.

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:10

    More plugging:

    http://toomuchracing.blogspot.com/2009/04/tmr-on-two-podcasts.html

    doesn't count as plugging if you're blogging about spc. that must come under "sharing the love", or something ;)

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:10

    I’m quite annoyed that Blogger broke my links widgets.

    what happened?

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 02:11

    what happened?

    Oh it was my fault really. I was playing with different templates but didn't realise it didn't carry over the widgets, even if you are only previewing it.

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:12

    Propoganda time:

    goodnight exchange server.

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:12

    Oh it was my fault really. I was playing with different templates but didn’t realise it didn’t carry over the widgets, even if you are only previewing it.

    that is kinda rubbish :(

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 02:16

    that is kinda rubbish :(

    Well it was strange because when I imported the new template it asked me to confirm losing the widgets. I ignored it and pressed Preview instead of Save/Cancel. Then closed that tab and hit cancel on the template because I didn't want it. Repeat three times. Now most of my widgets were retained because I didn't take the new template, but it lost the links for no reason...

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:17

    Repeat three times. Now most of my widgets were retained because I didn’t take the new template, but it lost the links for no reason…

    is it a tough one to fix? am assuming it was the "currently reading" section on the sidebar?

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 02:18

    is it a tough one to fix? am assuming it was the “currently reading” section on the sidebar?

    Not really. Just a pain. When I'm logged in I get an Edit icon on each widget. Press that and then paste in the URL for each blog I want in it. Can't remember what I had so just going through Reader now..

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:27

    new podcast published:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/an-aside-with-joe-two-against-one/

  • TJR25/04/2009 at 02:42

    Long time listener... first comment.

    Was catching up with the Podcasts and swore I heard something about telemetry streaming on the Renault F1 site. Been driving myself crazy trying to find it without success. Was I dreaming or can anyone help me find it?

  • me25/04/2009 at 02:47

    Long time listener… first comment.

    hullo tjr and welcome.

    Was catching up with the Podcasts and swore I heard something about telemetry streaming on the Renault F1 site. Been driving myself crazy trying to find it without success. Was I dreaming or can anyone help me find it?

    you did, and we should have put a link in the show notes. the renault homepage is here: http://www.ing-renaultf1.com/

    but unless a session is in progress, you won't see the live button. it's race dependent, but this weekend the full url you'll need is:

    http://www.ing-renaultf1.com/en/_2009/team/index.php#/race/gp2009/bahrain/home-gp/

    please yell if you need more info.

  • TJR25/04/2009 at 02:58

    Thanks!

    I would try it out in qualifying tomorrow, but I am in the US and Speed TV stretches qualifying out to fill a 90 minute program so Q3 actually goes out about 20 mins after it finishes -- very annoying, as it also precludes watching the timing on formula1.com (although I probably shouldn't complain -- I should be pleased they show it here at all!)

    I'll give it a try during the race.

  • me25/04/2009 at 03:03

    I’ll give it a try during the race.

    nice one. do let us know what you make of it. it's taken me a bit of effort to really get into it, but yesterday i was hooked.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 07:16

    Morning all. Just working on the FP3 thread. How is everyone?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 07:17

    Morning all. Just working on the FP3 thread. How is everyone?

    It's 5.30pm and I've only been out of bed for an hour. I'm awesome.

  • Sean+Golding25/04/2009 at 07:17

    Morning all. Just working on the FP3 thread. How is everyone?

    It's been a long wait today for the action. 6pm start for us Aussies.

  • Sean+Golding25/04/2009 at 07:18

    It’s 5.30pm and I’ve only been out of bed for an hour. I’m awesome.

    That would've been the smart thing to do, hence, why I didn't think of doing it.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 07:18

    It’s 5.30pm and I’ve only been out of bed for an hour. I’m awesome.

    Awesome is one word for it ;)

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 07:18

    It’s 5.30pm and I’ve only been out of bed for an hour. I’m awesome.

    :) That's tennis for you... Things here are good. at work, using resources to find a new work. It's a living.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 07:19

    That would’ve been the smart thing to do, hence, why I didn’t think of doing it.

    Probably because you weren't watching tennis until the early hours of the morning?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 07:22

    Probably because you weren’t watching tennis until the early hours of the morning?

    I laughed at the comment about me being tennis obsessed. If you gave me a page with the top 20 players faces on it, I'd only recognise about 3 of them, I don't have a clue what their rankings are, and I don't ever read tennis news sites. I don't even understand most of the rules of the game so I can't get involved on tennis forums because I don't understand what most of the terms mean. Definitely not obsessed! F1 obsession doesn't leave enough time for any others :D

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 07:23

    Post ready and waiting:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/live-bahrain-free-practice-3/

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 07:26

    I laughed at the comment about me being tennis obsessed.

    I just saw someone else poking fun and thought I'd join in ;) I know what you mean though, I don't consider F1 obsessed but tend to gloss over the details. I'm usually the one in here that asks who people are when they are on tv. i know the names, but not what they do. like that lewis guy i head about last year. i think he must be a good driver. maybe he should replace piquet...or drive two cars at the same time - one leg in each car.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 08:42

    Lewis Purple S1 & S2

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 08:42

    Lewis Purple S1 & S2

    And S3!

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 12:37

    I am thinking with the 8 minutes until qualy starts on TV here, I should make a cup of tea. In my Panasonic Toyota F1 mug :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 12:39

    Funny how things got quiet so quickly... :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 12:40

    Funny how things got quiet so quickly… :D

    Even I am thinking about disappearing! Still have qualy to rewatch though, but I feel the need to perhaps get an early night for once. Big night tomorrow with panelling at 4am!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 12:40

    Even I am thinking about disappearing! Still have qualy to rewatch though, but I feel the need to perhaps get an early night for once. Big night tomorrow with panelling at 4am!

    Agreed. :D Watch quali in bed?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 12:41

    Funny how things got quiet so quickly… :D

    We are all on the floor again from qually!

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 12:41

    Off out to enjoy the day now, happy commenting, see ya post race probably

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 12:42

    Agreed. :D Watch quali in bed?

    There is a reason theres a 40" tv in my bedroom and only a 14" in the lounge ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 12:45

    There is a reason theres a 40-inch tv in my bedroom and only a 14-inch in the lounge ;)

    Right. Good night, then. ;)

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 12:49

    Right, time to have another go at the lap time challenge on grid. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 12:49

    I shall be watching the race on Dad's 42-inch TV tomorrow :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 12:59

    I'm partying hard

    http://twitpic.com/3yita

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 13:02

    I’m partying hard http://twitpic.com/3yita

    :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 13:05

    I want to get a Force India mug to add to my collection because I forgot to get one in Singapore, and they weren't on sale in Melbourne. But Force India want to charge 15 Euro to send it to me, which is twice the price of the mug itself. No sale!

  • Alex25/04/2009 at 13:08

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8018039.stm

    is it me or does trulli look like glocks proud dad??

  • ryan25/04/2009 at 13:26

    http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Sakhir

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:29

    is it me or does trulli look like glocks proud dad??

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 13:36

    http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Sakhir

    Wow, it really is in the middle of nowhere...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:40

    Wow, it really is in the middle of nowhere…

    Camel farms tend to be in the middle of nowhere - that's where you find camels! :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:45

    So... everyone's gone? Wow... looks like I'll be calling it a night early...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 13:46

    So… everyone’s gone? Wow… looks like I’ll be calling it a night early…

    I'm still here, just not got anything to do :P

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 13:47

    So… everyone’s gone?

    I'm still about. Flicked through teh skyHD box and found Hund for Red October to watch. :D

    Sean Connery speaking russian with his accent is hilarious. :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:48

    I’m still here, just not got anything to do :P

    Scott! If it isn't my favorite commenter... :P

    Hehe. Where's everyone gone off to, then?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:48

    Sean Connery speaking russian with his accent is hilarious. :D

    Tom Clancy RULES!! :D

  • TJR25/04/2009 at 13:48

    So… everyone’s gone?

    Still here -- waiting for the weights to be posted to see if the Toyotas are really that quick...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 13:48

    Hehe. Where’s everyone gone off to, then?

    I'm guessing out or to sleep.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 13:48

    Over here!!

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 13:49

    Over here!!

    I'm here too, I totally don't know the meaning of 'early night'

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:49

    Still here — waiting for the weights to be posted to see if the Toyotas are really that quick…

    Hmmm... I wonder how long it will take them to. JA reckons the Brawns are still mighty quick...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:49

    I’m here too, I totally don’t know the meaning of ‘early night’

    You better, if you want to do a proper job of co-hosting the panel tomorrow. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 13:50

    I’m still about. Flicked through teh skyHD box and found Hund for Red October to watch. :D

    Sean Connery speaking russian with his accent is hilarious. :D

    The Dog for Red October? I love that film :)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 13:50

    You better, if you want to do a proper job of co-hosting the panel tomorrow. :D

    I'm not hosting, just panelisting :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 13:50

    No surprise here

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74812

    Only 3 places?! I know that sends to the back, but still…

    Wet bus ticket. Mr. C. will not be pleased!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:50

    WRC news - Sordo is leading Rally Argentina. Will he be the man to break Loeb's run?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 13:50

    So… everyone’s gone?

    *waves*

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:51

    I’m not hosting, just panelisting :D

    Ahh! I mixed you up with Jackie... Still, should be loads of fun. :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:51

    *waves*

    Dom! Hello!

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 13:51

    So… everyone’s gone?

    *waves*

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 13:51

    Ahh! I mixed you up with Jackie… Still, should be loads of fun. :)

    my plans for tomorrow are to relisten to all the old panels to pick up some tips :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:51

    The Dog for Red October? I love that film :)

    :D Hahaha! Alec Baldwin was still a serious guy back then... ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:52

    my plans for tomorrow are to relisten to all the old panels to pick up some tips :D

    Good idea! :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 13:52

    Hey Kathi... :D

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 13:55

    Hey Kathi

    No I meant to bring that in the daily post. Not say hi :(

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 13:59

    come on qualy, it still hasn't started here. stupid cricket.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:00

    Eh?

    FOTA want to ban KERS from 2010?

    So all those many millions spent by various companies an teams - including Williams who bought a company - will be wasted.

    GENIUS!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:00

    come on qualy, it still hasn’t started here. stupid cricket.

    i thought it was raining in SA? what happened to that?

    is australia competing in the cricket match? oneHD ignored F1 after they found out Webber was just 19th.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:00

    FOTA want to ban KERS from 2010?

    the real question is FOTA or Flavio? McLaren are probably quite happy with their system.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:01

    FOTA want to ban KERS from 2010?

    They were going to get standardized KERS from 2010 anyway, so the money would've been wasted either way.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:01

    the real question is FOTA or Flavio? McLaren are probably quite happy with their system.

    they won't be using that system in 2010...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:02

    they won’t be using that system in 2010…

    true, I forgot about the standardised carryon.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 14:03

    the real question is FOTA or Flavio? McLaren are probably quite happy with their system.

    I get the impression this was a FOTA discussion they didn't really want to be made public... until Flav came along...

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:03

    They were going to get standardized KERS from 2010 anyway, so the money would’ve been wasted either way.

    There was talk of a standardized system - no-one had actually decided on what system to use.

    Thwax Mosley liked the flywheel system - which no-one is running. *sigh*

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:03

    oh lame, qualy has just started, the commentators say it will be a 'succinct version' and they have started with 7 minutes to go in Q1. Lame.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:04

    Thwax Mosley liked the flywheel system - which no-one is running. *sigh*

    Will Williams ever run it??

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:04

    oh lame, qualy has just started, the commentators say it will be a ’succinct version’ and they have started with 7 minutes to go in Q1. Lame.

    To minimize Webber's pain? :-/

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:05

    To minimize Webber’s pain? :-/

    so they don't miss a single second of the interesting Indian cricket.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:06

    Will Williams ever run it??

    I thought Williams had a Flywheel and battery hybrid rather than a pure flywheel

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 14:06

    Will Williams ever run it??

    Maybe they will if they start to fall behind later in the season?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:07

    so they don’t miss a single second of the interesting Indian cricket.

    Is this IPL? I guess there are Aussie players?

    IPL in South Africa... how's that for confusing? :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:07

    Maybe they will if they start to fall behind later in the season?

    Why only then? Wouldn't that be... erm... too late? Especially if they won't use it in 2010, anyway?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:08

    Is this IPL? I guess there are Aussie players?

    I assume there is some Aussie players there, I know there are some Kiwi ones. But I'd still rather have my live F1!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:09

    I assume there is some Aussie players there, I know there are some Kiwi ones. But I’d still rather have my live F1!

    What's the ratings like?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:12

    What’s the ratings like?

    The Melbourne Grand Prix was in the top 3 shows of the week, and apparently 1 in 136 people watched the Chinese Grand Prix. Not brilliant, but not as bad as I was expecting considering the official channel line is 'it's a minority sport and will not take priority'

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:13

    Actually, I just found this:

    Yesterday’s Chinese grand prix delivered the Ten network’s new sports channel One its best audience to date.

    The race, which saw Aussie driver Mark Webber make a podium finish, was the perfect showcase for One because the similar time zone delivered a late afternoon event.

    As a result, One scored 143,000 viewers according to preliminary OzTam ratings - roughly twice its previous best.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:14

    ‘it’s a minority sport and will not take priority’

    meaning 'we won't really care unless mark does well and it won't take priority unless mark starts winning.'

    :(

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:14

    so it is brilliant really, if it was their highest viewing figures ever. You think they'd learn.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:14

    Actually, I just found this:

    Yesterday’s Chinese grand prix delivered the Ten network’s new sports channel One its best audience to date.

    The race, which saw Aussie driver Mark Webber make a podium finish, was the perfect showcase for One because the similar time zone delivered a late afternoon event.

    As a result, One scored 143,000 viewers according to preliminary OzTam ratings - roughly twice its previous best.

    Of course - an Aussie did well!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:15

    so it is brilliant really, if it was their highest viewing figures ever. You think they’d learn.

    but mark did well then. he's not doing well now, is he? see my interpretation of their policy.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:15

    Of course - an Aussie did well!

    that may have changed the later figures. On the analogue channel that shows the race delayed 146,000 watched. I think people who watched it live wouldn't have known how it was going to end :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:16

    that may have changed the later figures. On the analogue channel that shows the race delayed 146,000 watched. I think people who watched it live wouldn’t have known how it was going to end :D

    but webber qualified 3rd - he was in a position to do well. he didn't even make it past q1 today...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:17

    but webber qualified 3rd - he was in a position to do well. he didn’t even make it past q1 today…

    but they didn't even have qualy on the broadcast schedule today. If he did well last weekend and lots of people watched surely it would make sense to show it this week when Webber-mania is at a high?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:18

    Now Listening to: Black and Gold - Sam Sparro

    Was it just me, or did anyone else remember the John Player Special Lotus when they heard this song?

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:20

    Now Listening to: Black and Gold - Sam Sparro

    Was it just me, or did anyone else remember the John Player Special Lotus when they heard this song?

    Never heard of the song, but the title made me think of the beautiful 72's and 97T

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:20

    but they didn’t even have qualy on the broadcast schedule today. If he did well last weekend and lots of people watched surely it would make sense to show it this week when Webber-mania is at a high?

    maybe IPL generally does better in the ratings?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:21

    Never heard of the song, but the title made me think of the beautiful 72’s and 97T

    It was on the British Charts for a while, surprised you didn't hear it. It's a nice song. :)

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:22

    It was on the British Charts for a while, surprised you didn’t hear it. It’s a nice song. :)

    That'll be why.

    Chart music...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:22

    That’ll be why.

    Chart music…

    Not your type? Trust me, this isn't your typical pop fodder song...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:22

    maybe IPL generally does better in the ratings?

    possibly. Everyone I know who watches F1 here does so online, so that's not gonna help the ratings :D

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 14:23

    Was it just me, or did anyone else remember the John Player Special Lotus when they heard this song?

    Yup! :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:23

    WRC news - Sordo is leading Rally Argentina. Will he be the man to break Loeb’s run?

    Nope. Sordo slips to 3rd on a slow-ish stage as Loeb moves up to 1st and Hirvonen to 2nd. Only 6 seconds separate the top 3, though.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 14:24

    Currently listening to Parallel Worlds by Elliot Minor ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:24

    possibly. Everyone I know who watches F1 here does so online, so that’s not gonna help the ratings :D

    But they watch online coz it's not shown live on the telly. Vicious cycle...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:24

    Yup! :D

    Nice to see I'm not alone in spotting the Lotus reference... ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:25

    Currently listening to Parallel Worlds by Elliot Minor ;)

    I vaguely remember that song...

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:26

    I vaguely remember that song…

    Meh, just changed to some Simple Minds

    "Don't you...forget about meeee, don't don't don't don't!"

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:26

    Where's Lou, BTW?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:26

    “Don’t you…forget about meeee, don’t don’t don’t don’t!”

    The Breakfast Club! :)

    I like that song... :D

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:27

    Where’s Lou, BTW?

    Yeah, I was gonna ask that yesterday. Very strange.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:27

    I like that song…

    I'm going to see them in a few months in concert ;)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 14:27

    Yeah, I was gonna ask that yesterday. Very strange.

    The evil world known as revising i think

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:28

    Yeah, I was gonna ask that yesterday. Very strange.

    It's like she vanished into nowhere... hope she's OK.

    That means the race for most talkative has been blown wide-open.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:28

    The evil world known as revising i think

    Missing quali live commenting for revising? Surely not!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:28

    I’m going to see them in a few months in concert ;)

    You're an old-timer, eh? :P

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:29

    Missing quali live commenting for revising? Surely not!

    It is rather strange of her to miss qualifying, if she did at all. As you said, hope nothing's happened.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:29

    You’re an old-timer, eh?

    I get it from my mum ;) She's the reason why I got into Peter Gabriel.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:29

    I get it from my mum She’s the reason why I got into Peter Gabriel.

    After I saw him in concert at Blickling Hall, I've loved his stuff ever since.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:30

    WRC - Latvala is seriously underperforming. How can he in a works Ford end up behind a privateer Citroen that's been outdated by 2 years?! Mind you, it's being driven by Petter Solberg, but still...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:30

    I get it from my mum ;) She’s the reason why I got into Peter Gabriel.

    Peter Gabriel - there's another great artist!

    Genesis was a great band. :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:32

    Genesis was a great band. :D

    I. Love. Genesis.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:32

    Hi everyone, how we doing? Gutted I missed qualifying. It doesn't seem to be on iPlayer either.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:32

    Not your type? Trust me, this isn’t your typical pop fodder song…

    About 40 years too modern. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:32

    Genesis was a great band.

    I love them too. :D Especially "Jesus He Knows Me" and "Turn It On Again"

    I'm pretty sure two of the guys in Genesis also formed Mike and the Mechanics.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:32

    I. Love. Genesis.

    Welcome to the club, then! :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:33

    I love them too. :D Especially “Jesus He Knows Me” and “Turn It On Again”

    I’m pretty sure two of the guys in Genesis also formed Mike and the Mechanics.

    Really? So they produced Mike and the Mechanics (a pretty good group), Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins? Quite an all-star lineup!

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:33

    About 40 years too modern. ;)

    heh when people ask me what sort of music I like my answer is "if it came out after I was born I probably hate it"

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:34

    Genesis was a great band.

    Until Peter Gabriel left they were. Giving a drummer a mic is always a mistake.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:34

    heh when people ask me what sort of music I like my answer is “if it came out after I was born I probably hate it”

    Haha! I'm not that extreme, but I love 80s music - and I was born in the 80s! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:34

    Really? So they produced Mike and the Mechanics (a pretty good group), Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins? Quite an all-star lineup!

    Don't take my word for that, though. I'll go take a look on Wikipedia and see if that's right. I only say it because one of the members looked like one of the guys from Genesis.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:34

    Until Peter Gabriel left they were. Giving a drummer a mic is always a mistake.

    Hey, I like Phil Collins. :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:35

    Haha! I’m not that extreme, but I love 80s music - and I was born in the 80s! :D

    I exaggerate, I like a lot of 90s stuff, but very very very very little from this decade.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:35

    I get it from my mum ;) She’s the reason why I got into Peter Gabriel.

    Nothing wrong with Gabriel. Early Genesis is superb.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:35

    Hey, I like Phil Collins. :D

    Can't stand the man personally :P

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:35

    Yup I was right! Mike Rutherford, the long haired one, set M+TM as a side project. I also know of the lead singer, Paul Carrack.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:36

    OK, another 80s band - any Go West fans?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:36

    I exaggerate, I like a lot of 90s stuff, but very very very very little from this decade.

    A lot of songs from this decade are utter tosh, but most of the British acts play some great music, especially when you compare it to what most American groups come up with.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:36

    Yup I was right! Mike Rutherford, the long haired one, set M+TM as a side project. I also know of the lead singer, Paul Carrack.

    I have led many a singalong to The Living Years. Good times.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:37

    I have led many a singalong to The Living Years. Good times.

    Epic song.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:37

    OK, another 80s band - any Go West fans?

    *raises hand*

    Not a real hardcore fan, but I've listened to some of their music and I like it.

    Fun fact: I have the entire GTA: Vice City OST (all 6 volumes of it) on my iPod.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:37

    I exaggerate, I like a lot of 90s stuff, but very very very very little from this decade.

    You have to look very hard to find good music nowadays. 'Good' being hugely subjective of course.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:38

    A lot of songs from this decade are utter tosh, but most of the British acts play some great music, especially when you compare it to what most American groups come up with.

    Very true, there are only two American bands I'm really into at the moment, one of which I discovered 3 days ago.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:38

    You have to look very hard to find good music nowadays. ‘Good’ being hugely subjective of course.

    But then most of the younger folks will think this music is great! Especially if you compare it to what's coming up in a decade or so.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:38

    Not a real hardcore fan, but I’ve listened to some of their music and I like it.

    I love Go West, mainly because both Mum and Dad like them. I'm also going to an 80s concert the day after Simple Minds, and Go West are gonna be there! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:39

    Now got "Over My Shoulder" playing on Spotify :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:39

    Very true, there are only two American bands I’m really into at the moment, one of which I discovered 3 days ago.

    I like Kings of Leon - for an American band, they kinda have a British sound to them.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:39

    I love Go West, mainly because both Mum and Dad like them. I’m also going to an 80s concert the day after Simple Minds, and Go West are gonna be there! :D

    Ooh! Who else are in the lineup?

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:39

    I like Kings of Leon - for an American band, they kinda have a British sound to them.

    "YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Your sex is on fiiiire!" :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:39

    But then most of the younger folks will think this music is great! Especially if you compare it to what’s coming up in a decade or so.

    I was quite the outsider at high school listening to stuff from the 60s-80s, and not knowing what on earth the stuff on the charts was. It's why I hate nightclubs.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:40

    I like Kings of Leon - for an American band, they kinda have a British sound to them.

    They are pretty good, but not one of my top two!

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:40

    Ooh! Who else are in the lineup?

    Marc AlmondABCGo WestKid Creole and The CoconutsBananaramaThe Three DegreesCutting CrewHazel O'ConnorVisageAnd a massive firework finale!

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:40

    Oops, that came out wrong.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:40

    I love Go West, mainly because both Mum and Dad like them. I’m also going to an 80s concert the day after Simple Minds, and Go West are gonna be there! :D

    The only concerts I've been to recently are Def Leppard who had Cheap Trick supporting, and Crowded House. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:40

    Marc Almond

    ABC

    Go West

    Kid Creole and The Coconuts

    Bananarama

    The Three Degrees

    Cutting Crew

    Hazel O’Connor

    Visage

    And a massive firework finale!

    Sorry about all the quote boxes.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 14:41

    Crowded House. :D

    WOO!

    Seen them several times of the last couple of years. Missed them when Hester was alive *: ( * but seing them in Thetford Forest, Birmingham NEC, Wembley Area and the Royal Albert Hall made up for a bit. ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:42

    Marc AlmondABCGo WestKid Creole and The CoconutsBananaramaThe Three DegreesCutting CrewHazel O’ConnorVisageAnd a massive firework finale!

    ABC - How To Be A Millionaire comes to mind...

    Cutting Crew - nice!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:43

    I was quite the outsider at high school listening to stuff from the 60s-80s, and not knowing what on earth the stuff on the charts was. It’s why I hate nightclubs.

    :D This decade's music isn't horrible, but it's not memorable...

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:44

    Just think - the next decade we have to call the '10s. LOL

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:44

    Just think - the next decade we have to call the ’10s. LOL

    It's called the teens. That's how it was called last century, anyway. :)

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:45

    :D This decade’s music isn’t horrible, but it’s not memorable…

    The good stuff (as far as I'm concerned) never goes mainstream unfortunately.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:45

    It’s called the teens. That’s how it was called last century, anyway.

    That sounds much more sensible :P

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:46

    woohoo qualifying was cut short to get back to the cricket, but the cricket hasn't started again, so they're showing surfing highlights.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:47

    woohoo qualifying was cut short to get back to the cricket, but the cricket hasn’t started again, so they’re showing surfing highlights.

    Done already?! They wouldn't have done that if Webber was up there.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 14:47

    It’s called the teens. That’s how it was called last century, anyway.

    Does anybody else find it really annoying when the current decade is referred to at the 'noughties'?

    Also, how odd is it that we are going to live in the 20's?

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 14:48

    I want to get a Force India mug to add to my collection because I forgot to get one in Singapore, and they weren’t on sale in Melbourne. But Force India want to charge 15 Euro to send it to me, which is twice the price of the mug itself. {Comment #137}

    They do mugs? That's new!

    But yes, if it's anything like last year, the delivery pricing could be a bit strange if the delivery is from Holland like last year. I ordered a load of lanyards and the delivery was about the same as the cost of two lanyards - considering it was to cross a bit of water and a couple of hundred miles of land, it took some getting used to. The delivery is quick, though.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:49

    BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG HUUUUUUUUG! :D

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/127020

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:49

    But yes, if it’s anything like last year, the delivery pricing could be a bit strange if the delivery is from Holland like last year. I ordered a load of lanyards and the delivery was about the same as the cost of two lanyards - considering it was to cross a bit of water and a couple of hundred miles of land, it took some getting used to. The delivery is quick, though.

    I found another site that still charged 15 Euro, but they also had other teams, so I got a Renault and Ferrari one as well. Only teams missing now are Brawn, McLaren, RBR and Torro Rosso, all of whom don't have mugs for sale.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:50

    Nelson: "I'm doomed..."

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/127039

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:50

    Also, how odd is it that we are going to live in the 20’s?

    Haha! It's very weird, Chris, but I'm trying not to imagine it too much. ;)

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 14:50

    Also, how odd is it that we are going to live in the 20’s?

    i can't wait for the depression of the 30's.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:51

    BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG HUUUUUUUUG! :D

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/127020

    I like it that Rubens sees every new day that he's still in F1 as a great blessing. :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:51

    Nelson: “I’m doomed…”

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/127039

    Circumspect, to say the least.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:51

    i can’t wait for the depression of the 30’s.

    no need to wait for it - we're having one now...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:52

    by the way, there is tennis on and I'm not watching it:D

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:52

    by the way, there is tennis on and I’m not watching it

    :O !

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 14:53

    no need to wait for it - we’re having one now…

    exactly!

    how did we get onto talking about music. a dangerous conversations starter for me, if ever there was one.

    Just got back from a 2 hour bike ride in the hills. on the way - mostly uphill but i didn't realise that much until you're looking down over the city and the reverse trip is so easy, and a little fast :)

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 14:54

    by the way, there is tennis on and I’m not watching it:D

    Does turning your head to type a message at the computer count as not watching it? ;)

    It's not that we don't believe you but you have a stereotype to live up to.

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:54

    exactly! how did we get onto talking about music. a dangerous conversations starter for me, if ever there was one. Just got back from a 2 hour bike ride in the hills. on the way - mostly uphill but i didn’t realise that much until you’re looking down over the city and the reverse trip is so easy, and a little fast

    Just hope you had good brakes. ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:55

    Does turning your head to type a message at the computer count as not watching it? ;)

    It’s not that we don’t believe you but you have a stereotype to live up to.

    :D :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:55

    Does turning your head to type a message at the computer count as not watching it? ;)

    It’s not that we don’t believe you but you have a stereotype to live up to.

    :D

    I won't even be watching the final tomorrow night because it will be in my precious pre-panel sleep time. I can tell you now though, Nadal will win :D

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:56

    I won’t even be watching the final tomorrow night because it will be in my precious pre-panel sleep time. I can tell you now though, Nadal will win

    Speaking of the panel, isn't Lou supposed to be hosting?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:56

    :D

    I won’t even be watching the final tomorrow night because it will be in my precious pre-panel sleep time. I can tell you now though, Nadal will win :D

    DUH! :D

    Jackie and Lou will co-host -it's ladies night!

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 14:56

    When did they start handing out 3 place grid penalties? {Comment #39}

    Nick Heidfeld got one last year at Singapore for something similar, if I remember correctly. It seemed strange then, though I suppose telling Adrian to start 21st would have seemed pretty strange now. Still, Le Seb could feel somewhat short-changed by this - even as a Force India supporter, I see no reason why the 3-place penalty was used rather than the 5-place version.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 14:57

    Just hope you had good brakes. ;)

    It's the first time I've tested them that much. they did well. i just had to remember which blind corner went into a steep hairpin. fun stuff :)

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:57

    Kamui Kobayashi completes a good day to be a Toyota driver

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74823

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:57

    Nick Heidfeld got one last year at Singapore for something similar, if I remember correctly. It seemed strange then, though I suppose telling Adrian to start 21st would have seemed pretty strange now. Still, Le Seb could feel somewhat short-changed by this - even as a Force India supporter, I see no reason why the 3-place penalty was used rather than the 5-place version.

    Yep, for blocking Barrichello.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 14:57

    Jackie and Lou will co-host -it’s ladies night!

    half price drinks?

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:57

    Jackie and Lou will co-host -it’s ladies night!

    That's if Lou turns up before then...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 14:57

    Jackie and Lou will co-host -it’s ladies night!

    we can discuss the aesthetic qualities of the drivers ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:58

    half price drinks?

    for the ladies, sure. ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:58

    That’s if Lou turns up before then…

    I'm confident she'll be here before then. :)

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 14:59

    we can discuss the aesthetic qualities of the drivers ;)

    i think amy's comment got cut off. i'm sure she meant to say the drivers' girlfriends/wifes ?

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 14:59

    i can’t wait for the depression of the 30’s. {Comment #247}

    The depression of the zeroties is bad enough...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 14:59

    i think amy’s comment got cut off. i’m sure she meant to say the drivers’ girlfriends/wifes ?

    Where is the fun in that?

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 14:59

    The depression of the zeroties is bad enough…

    Noughties, you mean.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 14:59

    i think amy’s comment got cut off. i’m sure she meant to say the drivers’ girlfriends/wifes ?

    that's for us guys to talk about... ;)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:00

    i think amy’s comment got cut off. i’m sure she meant to say the drivers’ girlfriends/wifes ?

    i have opinions on those too ;) girls judge other girls don't you know :D

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:00

    Noughties, you mean.

    No, zeroties is far better.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:00

    i think amy’s comment got cut off. i’m sure she meant to say the drivers’ girlfriends/wifes ?

    that’s for us guys to talk about… ;)

    but all we ever see now are the driver's dads.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:00

    i have opinions on those too ;) girls judge other girls don’t you know :D

    :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:00

    No, zeroties is far better.

    Heck, over here, it's called, 2000s - "two-thousands"...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:01

    i have opinions on those too ;) girls judge other girls don’t you know :D

    meow! and what do you have to say about them? ;)

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 15:01

    Oh dear... MotoGP isn't having a good time of it.

    Qualifying cancelled due to heavy rain. They're using the fastest times set in practice to decide the grid.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:02

    Qualifying cancelled due to heavy rain. They’re using the fastest times set in practice to decide the grid.

    As much as I'm not enjoying weather messing with my F1, at least nothing has been cancelled yet. Not a good time to be a MotoGP fan.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:02

    Heck, over here, it’s called, 2000s - “two-thousands”…

    i think in Israel it's 5769 or 5770 so we should just ask someone else.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:03

    Qualifying cancelled due to heavy rain. They’re using the fastest times set in practice to decide the grid.

    Yep. Sound familiar? They had the same problem at Qatar!

    But looking at the practice times, I don't think we'd have seen a different result even if we ran a proper quali session...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:04

    meow! and what do you have to say about them? ;)

    I don't miss seeing Cora on my TV, I was shocked to find out Webber's partner was 30 when she hooked up with him because he was a teenager, and I like that Heikki's girlfriend is a normal English girl, compared to his team mates pop-trash :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:04

    As much as I’m not enjoying weather messing with my F1, at least nothing has been cancelled yet. Not a good time to be a MotoGP fan.

    And they only have 18 bikes on the grid. And only Rossi, Stoner, and Lorenzo are really competitive out front.

    F1 is looking very healthy if you compare it to other motorsport. It's been going from strength to strength. And with the racing having been unbelievably good, it's never looked better in a looong time.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:05

    I don’t miss seeing Cora on my TV, I was shocked to find out Webber’s partner was 30 when she hooked up with him because he was a teenager, and I like that Heikki’s girlfriend is a normal English girl, compared to his team mates pop-trash :)

    Cora - isn't she like a softcore pron star? Not sure about that... I don't wanna judge Lewis' relationship with THAT woman, but I thought she'd be here this weekend?? Watcha think of Jenson's girl/fiancee?

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 15:06

    Mr C says lou warned us she wouldn't be around for quali, although he can't remember why. And Friday was just school.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 15:06

    I don’t miss seeing Cora on my TV, I was shocked to find out Webber’s partner was 30 when she hooked up with him because he was a teenager, and I like that Heikki’s girlfriend is a normal English girl, compared to his team mates pop-trash :)

    I like Heikki's too. She's a nice average girl

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:08

    I like Heikki’s too. She’s a nice average girl

    average sounds so negative. :) but she sure hasn't been blinded by them bright lights...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:08

    Mr C says lou warned us she wouldn’t be around for quali, although he can’t remember why. And Friday was just school.

    She did? I guess I was asleep when that happened...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:08

    Cora - isn’t she like a softcore pron star? Not sure about that… I don’t wanna judge Lewis’ relationship with THAT woman, but I thought she’d be here this weekend?? Watcha think of Jenson’s girl/fiancee?

    I was glad not to see her on my TV this weekend or last. Nothing against her personally, because she doesn't control what is broadcast. I wonder if THAT woman talks pop with Alonso's wife ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 15:08

    Steve Matchett has his Bahrain Chalk Talk on SpeedTV.com now. It's all about Adrian Newey. :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:09

    I was glad not to see her on my TV this weekend or last. Nothing against her personally, because she doesn’t control what is broadcast. I wonder if THAT woman talks pop with Alonso’s wife ;)

    Nah - I don't think THAT woman cares for 'local' musicians. Besides, I think Alonso's wife just focuses on the music, not on the flirty dancing...

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 15:09

    If you want to watch it:

    http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-bahrain-gp-chalk-talk/

    ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:09

    Steve Matchett has his Bahrain Chalk Talk on SpeedTV.com now. It’s all about Adrian Newey. :)

    Newey? Interesting...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 15:10

    average sounds so negative. :) but she sure hasn’t been blinded by them bright lights…

    I don't think its negative, she's like a good normal person. Not a singer/model/other famous role

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:10

    Besides, I think Alonso’s wife just focuses on the music, not on the flirty dancing…

    I actually have some of her music, I'm (very slowly) learning Spanish so have far too much Spanish music for my own good, and her pronounciation is actually very easy to understand :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:11

    I don’t think its negative, she’s like a good normal person. Not a singer/model/other famous role

    Doesn't her father run one of the teams Heikki raced for in a junior formulae?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:11

    weights are out

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/bhn09_weights.pdf

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:12

    loving this comment on the newey vid:

    Great chalk talk Steve! Would love to see the Adrian Newey designed woman. :)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:13

    Jarno is heavier than Glock. Bad Timo.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:13

    weights are out

    couldn't they sort them out by weight and time for us? that's hard...

  • Scott Woodwiss - still supporting Sutil25/04/2009 at 15:13

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/bhn09_weights.pdf

    Vettel heavier than I thought. Super lap from him then.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:14

    Vettel heavier than I thought. Super lap from him then.

    yeah and glock was the lightest.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:14

    couldn’t they sort them out by weight and time for us? that’s hard…

    I prefer them in grid order, much easier. I like to wait for someone like JA to do their analysis, rather than put any effort into it myself :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:14

    Jarno is heavier than Glock. Bad Timo.

    Jarno's pole was legit. He's only 1 lap lighter than Rubens and 2-3 laps lighter than Jenson.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:14

    yeah and glock was the lightest.

    the two BMW are the heaviest.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:14

    Jarno’s pole was legit. He’s only 1 lap lighter than Rubens and 2-3 laps lighter than Jenson.

    And Lewis is carrying the same amount of fuel as Jenson.

    Uh-oh.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:15

    Vettel heavier than I thought. Super lap from him then.

    Heavier than the Toyotas and Brawns, bodes well for the race for him.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:15

    the two BMW are the heaviest.

    Of the frontrunners, Vettel is the heaviest - and by some margin too. Does that make him the favorite for tomorrow?

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:15

    I prefer them in grid order, much easier. I like to wait for someone like JA to do their analysis, rather than put any effort into it myself :)

    I only commented this, so someone else might get motivated. I'm too busy trying to figure out on Google Earth where I was during the last 2 hours. all the apple orchard and vineyards look the same...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:16

    Right... back to Chalk Talk. BRB.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:16

    what's the diff between a declared weight and a weight? does this mean the team does not have to have all cars weighed and they do it themselves and then get fined if the FIA check and it's not correct?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:18

    what’s the diff between a declared weight and a weight? does this mean the team does not have to have all cars weighed and they do it themselves and then get fined if the FIA check and it’s not correct?

    That's my guess since thats all the cars 11-20, weighing is probably more important for the top 10 since they can't touch their fuel.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:21

    That’s my guess since thats all the cars 11-20, weighing is probably more important for the top 10 since they can’t touch their fuel.

    makes sense. i could check the regs but i just can't be bothered. i did have plans on the off season to actually read all the regs, but that went out the window when i realised i wasn't as nerdy as i thought i was...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:22

    As I've said a few times over this weekend - Williams are running Red Bull-style rear wing endplates on the car now. I've spotted them a couple of times on Nico's car when the cameras have picked him up.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:22

    makes sense. i could check the regs but i just can’t be bothered. i did have plans on the off season to actually read all the regs, but that went out the window when i realised i wasn’t as nerdy as i thought i was…

    you can always ask alia... ;)

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 15:23

    I don’t wanna judge Lewis’ relationship with THAT woman, but I thought she’d be here this weekend?? {Comment #284}

    The Pussycat Dolls are on tour - they're supposed to be performing in Las Vegas with Britney Spears tonight. This makes being at Bahrain simultaneously difficult.

    She could probably make the Spanish Grand Prix because it's between tour legs, but Turkey and Monaco are in doubt because the Pussycat Dolls are performing with Lady Gaga in the Antipodes.

    THAT woman has an independent professional career and that is why we don't see her at every race (or anything close to every race).

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:23

    weights are out

    Just noticed that it's signed by a 'J. Bauer'. I doubt the teams will lie about their weights with him around!

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:25

    makes sense. i could check the regs but i just can’t be bothered. i did have plans on the off season to actually read all the regs, but that went out the window when i realised i wasn’t as nerdy as i thought i was…

    Within two hours of the end of qualifying practice session the race start weight of all cars eliminated in Q1 and Q2 must be declared by the relevant teams to the technical delegate.

    In order to ensure that the weight of the cars eliminated in Q1 and Q2 are as declared the FIA reserves the right to weigh the cars at random during the one hour period commencing one hour and 30 minutes before the start of the formation lap. When a car is weighed in this way its weight must be within 3kg of its declared weight

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:25

    SCARY BRAWN DIFFUSER FACE!

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=123360&catID=1103-3704

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:25

    THAT woman has an independent professional career and that is why we don’t see her at every race (or anything close to every race).

    But she said she'd take a break from the tour to be with Lewis at Bahrain. Which is why I'm looking for her...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:26
  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:26

    Just noticed that it’s signed by a ‘J. Bauer’. I doubt the teams will lie about their weights with him around!

    :) the FIA has a biography section on 2 stewards but not this one!

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:27

    SCARY BRAWN DIFFUSER FACE!

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=123360&catID=1103-3704

    reminds me of the Alien character...that double mouth thing.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:27

    But she said she’d take a break from the tour to be with Lewis at Bahrain. Which is why I’m looking for her…

    yeah i'm sure that's why you're looking for her ;)

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:28

    Within two hours of the end of qualifying practice session the race start weight of all cars eliminated in Q1 and Q2 must be declared by the relevant teams to the technical delegate.

    In order to ensure that the weight of the cars eliminated in Q1 and Q2 are as declared the FIA reserves the right to weigh the cars at random during the one hour period commencing one hour and 30 minutes before the start of the formation lap. When a car is weighed in this way its weight must be within 3kg of its declared weight

    i guess you went looking huh?! Thanks :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:28

    Right… back to Chalk Talk. BRB.

    Excellent stuff that!

  • Rich25/04/2009 at 15:28

    Jarno is heavier than Glock. Bad Timo.

    Timo usually does well in the race - scored points twice this year while starting from the pitlane!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:28

    yeah i’m sure that’s why you’re looking for her ;)

    she may be part-filipina, but she's not my type. i'd pick jessica over her any day of the year. :P

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:29

    i guess you went looking huh?! Thanks :)

    thankfully it was the first result when I searched the pdf for 'weight'

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 15:29

    what’s the diff between a declared weight and a weight? {Comment #311}

    Declared weight - the team tells the FIA what weight their car is with fuel.

    Weight - measured by the FIA.

    It's easy to check the real weight of the top 10 cars because they already had the fuel in as they reached parc fermé state. This is not necessarily the case with those in 11-20. In order to save time and effort for its staff, the FIA allows teams with cars in 11-20 positions to say what weight their cars are.

    The FIA is entitled to weigh any cars it wishes at random in the 90 minutes preceding the pit lane opening in readiness for the race and any discrepancy will lead to that team being forced to start from the pits (as per any other technical discrepancy). As a rule, the FIA will weigh at least two cars in the 11-20 positions in the timeslot allotted for that purpose.

  • Scott in Italy25/04/2009 at 15:29

    thankfully it was the first result when I searched the pdf for ‘weight’

    Much appreciated :) i'm moving documents from one hard drive to the other at the moment and i have no idea where anything is. And given i have to clean off the work computer in the next months, it's only going to get worse...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:30

    The FIA is entitled to weigh any cars it wishes at random in the 90 minutes preceding the pit lane opening in readiness for the race and any discrepancy will lead to that team being forced to start from the pits (as per any other technical discrepancy). As a rule, the FIA will weigh at least two cars in the 11-20 positions in the timeslot allotted for that purpose.

    Alia, you and Amy are quite a tandem! :)

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 15:30

    But she said she’d take a break from the tour to be with Lewis at Bahrain. Which is why I’m looking for her… {Comment #318}

    Presumably she'd have to fly after the concert tonight, then.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:31

    Williams' new rear wing end plates

    http://motorsport.com/photos/popup.asp?N=110&I=f1/2009/bah/f1-2009-bah-xp-0321.jpg&FS=F1&SN=1_64.235.98.12:35737&S=F1

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:31

    Presumably she’d have to fly after the concert tonight, then.

    That's a veeeeeeeeeery looooooooong flight...

  • Alianora La Canta25/04/2009 at 15:32

    the FIA has a biography section on 2 stewards but not this one! {Comment #319}

    That's because Jo Bauer isn't a steward; he's the chief scrutineer. A subtle difference in terminology which means that the FIA doesn't have to give a biography for him.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:33

    Presumably she’d have to fly after the concert tonight, then.

    That’s a veeeeeeeeeery looooooooong flight…

    But she reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally needs to be seen with Lewis, apparently.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:34

    But she reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally needs to be seen with Lewis, apparently.

    :D Button v Hamilton wouldn't be complete without Jessica v THAT woman. :P

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:35

    But she reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally needs to be seen with Lewis, apparently.

    rumours are she has quit the band, so now she will have time to make her 'solo career' fit around his schedule ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:37

    But she reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally needs to be seen with Lewis, apparently.

    rumours are she has quit the band, so now she will have time to make her ’solo career’ fit around his schedule ;)

    When I was in the pizza shop that song came on the TV - God it's awful! It's not even musical in any way!!!

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:37

    That’s because Jo Bauer isn’t a steward; he’s the chief scrutineer. A subtle difference in terminology which means that the FIA doesn’t have to give a biography for him.

    Or is it because he's a government agent who doesn't officially exist?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:37

    Just to point out, Journeyer is so close to taking Gavin's 4th place in the Top 5 commenters. ;)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:38

    When I was in the pizza shop that song came on the TV - God it’s awful! It’s not even musical in any way!!!

    they are touring here, and the tickets are something like $180. I know people who are excited. It pains me to call them friends.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:38

    When I was in the pizza shop that song came on the TV - God it’s awful! It’s not even musical in any way!!!

    which song are you talking about? she hasn't quit the band - she just alternates her solo work with her group work. that said, the way the band was credited for their work for 'jai ho' might've peeved them off a bit.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 15:38

    And Lewis is carrying the same amount of fuel as Jenson.

    My maths worked. :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:38

    Just to point out, Journeyer is so close to taking Gavin’s 4th place in the Top 5 commenters. ;)

    VERY close, as in 18-comments close. I hope I move past after today.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:38

    they are touring here, and the tickets are something like $180. I know people who are excited. It pains me to call them friends.

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:38

    VERY close, as in 18-comments close. I hope I move past after today.

    Hehehe.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:39

    My maths worked. :D

    And Scott's spreadsheet may have been onto something. Good job, guys!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:39

    Just to point out, Journeyer is so close to taking Gavin’s 4th place in the Top 5 commenters. ;)

    That's what a week's holiday and a busy week will do to ya!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:39

    When I was in the pizza shop that song came on the TV - God it’s awful! It’s not even musical in any way!!!

    they are touring here, and the tickets are something like $180. I know people who are excited. It pains me to call them friends.

    Sorry? $180??? SERIOUSLY???

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:40

    And Lewis is carrying the same amount of fuel as Jenson.

    My maths worked. :D

    Well done - Gold Star for you!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:40

    I'll be gone from May 1-3; that'll be your chance to take it back. ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:40

    Sorry? $180??? SERIOUSLY???

    Aussie dollars, right? Can you convert to pounds?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:41

    Just to point out, Journeyer is so close to taking Gavin’s 4th place in the Top 5 commenters. ;)

    VERY close, as in 18-comments close. I hope I move past after today.

    How do I do a Schumi block to stop you overtaking me? ;)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:41

    which song are you talking about? she hasn’t quit the band - she just alternates her solo work with her group work. that said, the way the band was credited for their work for ‘jai ho’ might’ve peeved them off a bit.

    http://uk.news.launch.yahoo.com/dyna/article.html?a=/090424/340/ikckh.html&e=l_news_dm

    I am just reporting the probably made up news!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:41

    How do I do a Schumi block to stop you overtaking me? ;)

    By commenting non-stop for 6 hours while I'm asleep. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:41

    How do I do a Schumi block to stop you overtaking me?

    Ask Sutil?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:41

    Ask Sutil?

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:42

    which song are you talking about? she hasn’t quit the band - she just alternates her solo work with her group work. that said, the way the band was credited for their work for ‘jai ho’ might’ve peeved them off a bit.

    The one that sounds like a screeching cat being pumped through a cement mixer while some ladies do their best impressions of being a slapper whilst trying to get run over by traffic?

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 15:43

    These don't look like Digest Summaries. Damn. My plan to be able to find them has failed if there will be general chat as well.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:43

    These don’t look like Digest Summaries. Damn. My plan to be able to find them has failed if there will be general chat as well.

    Oops. Look like we forgot in the heat of conversation...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:44

    Sorry? $180??? SERIOUSLY???

    Let me check ticketek...$140, I'm exaggerating again obviously. But still, that's more than I've paid for a show in a long time.

    Aussie dollars, right? Can you convert to pounds?

    $140 is like, 70 pound

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:45

    Oops. Look like we forgot in the heat of conversation…

    :D Give me a few minutes to put one together...

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 15:46

    That's okay, there's no rush. I'm just pondering whether the idea of putting them in here is going to work.

    I didn't realise that conversation went on in the results thread as well. Will put thinking cap back on.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 15:46

    Hey Chris, could you recommend a few Mute Math songs? Your comment about them being like an American version of Muse is intriguing me.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 15:47

    Oops. Look like we forgot in the heat of conversation…

    I go away for a few hours...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:47

    I didn’t realise that conversation went on in the results thread as well. Will put thinking cap back on.

    With the doohickey, it can spill over anywhere. ;)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:48

    I go away for a few hours…

    Just when I thought I was getting good at checking which post I'm in on the doohickey :(

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:48

    Hey Chris, could you recommend a few Mute Math songs? Your comment about them being like an American version of Muse is intriguing me.

    Typical and Chaos are probably good places to start. The video for Typical is amazing too.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:48

    With the doohickey, it can spill over anywhere. ;)

    ....and it usually does ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:48

    Let me check ticketek…$140, I’m exaggerating again obviously. But still, that’s more than I’ve paid for a show in a long time.

    Liar. Go before the stewards and say sorry!

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 15:48

    With the doohickey, it can spill over anywhere. ;)

    Yep oops, I did that with my last comment, sorry. While it's not hard to put a comment in the right place, it's not hard to put it in the WRONG place either.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 15:48

    With the doohickey, it can spill over anywhere. ;)

    Yea. I'm thinking it needs to be somewhere else. Maybe email or wiki.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 15:49

    I didn’t realise that conversation went on in the results thread as well. Will put thinking cap back on.

    Are you still planning on making the daily post a different colour?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 15:49

    Liar. Go before the stewards and say sorry!

    I'll just fire a longstanding NZ member of my staff. Perhaps my mother.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 15:50

    Are you still planning on making the daily post a different colour?

    I'm not sure. Mr C thought about it for a bit, and I don't think it would work the way we want it to. Can't remember what he said about it though.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 15:51

    I’m not sure. Mr C thought about it for a bit, and I don’t think it would work the way we want it to. Can’t remember what he said about it though.

    Is it too much work to just try it for a bit?

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 15:51

    Chaos sounds alright, Chris. Singer's voice doesn't sound too different to anyone I've heard. Sounds a bit like Jack Johnson.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 15:52

    Is it too much work to just try it for a bit?

    I'll talk to him again. It's not really my area :)

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:54

    Chaos sounds alright, Chris. Singer’s voice doesn’t sound too different to anyone I’ve heard. Sounds a bit like Jack Johnson.

    Funny you should mention Jack Johnson. The video to Typical is similar to the reverse footage one he did, but a million times better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtXKS9ZxvM

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:55

    I'm a fan of Newton Faulkner, who's been quoted as a British Jack Johnson

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 15:57

    Wow, watched some of their Letterman performance and one of them had a keytar, nice. Watching the Typical video now, cool. I like the music, but the singing is a bit too.......soft for me I think. I like artists like Jack Johnson so I dunno for definite, but I think I expected a heavier, abrasive voice.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 15:57

    There's mine. ;)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 15:57

    Think we were in the wrong thread there, oops.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 15:58

    There’s mine. ;)

    LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:58

    Wow, watched some of their Letterman performance and one of them had a keytar, nice. Watching the Typical video now, cool. I like the music, but the singing is a bit too…….soft for me I think. I like artists like Jack Johnson so I dunno for definite, but I think I expected a heavier, abrasive voice.

    Keytar - is that the same instument as the lead guy in Pendulum uses?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 15:58

    Keytar - is that the same instrument as the lead guy in Pendulum uses?

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 15:59

    I’m a fan of Newton Faulkner, who’s been quoted as a British Jack Johnson

    He was better before he got well known. mainly because he still used his middle name, Newton Battenberg Faulkner. And that isn't even his full name, his first name is actually Sam.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 15:59

    Keytar - is that the same instument as the lead guy in Pendulum uses?

    Dunno. It looks like a guitar, but it has piano keys instead of strings. That description sounds rightish.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:00

    He was better before he got well known. mainly because he still used his middle name, Newton Battenberg Faulkner. And that isn’t even his full name, his first name is actually Sam.

    Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner?

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 16:00

    See, Typical is already in my head. Keep up the good work Chris. :P

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 16:00

    Wow, watched some of their Letterman performance and one of them had a keytar, nice. Watching the Typical video now, cool. I like the music, but the singing is a bit too…….soft for me I think. I like artists like Jack Johnson so I dunno for definite, but I think I expected a heavier, abrasive voice.

    They do have their heavier moments but I know what you mean. Their new video is awesome too, will find a link.....

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 16:01

    Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner?

    Yup. I don't think it went down too well with the record company he signed with though.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:01

    Looking at the overall Super Season Grid, having just entered the current average lap times onto the main page, Rosberg is now on "Average Pole" just a few hundredths ahead of Button.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 16:02

    See, Typical is already in my head. Keep up the good work Chris. :P

    It tends to have that effect :D

    Here's their new video. It's absolutely genius.

    http://www.myspace.com/mutemath

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:03

    Looking at the overall Super Season Grid, having just entered the current average lap times onto the main page, Rosberg is now on “Average Pole” just a few hundredths ahead of Button.

    What happens when you take FP times out? Who is the best qualifyer and who is the best racer?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:03

    It tends to have that effect :D

    Shifting convo

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:04

    What happens when you take FP times out? Who is the best qualifyer and who is the best racer?

    I've not really tried that. I might do it sometime tomorrow since I CBA to do it now. :P

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:06

    Ah sod it, I'll do it now. Not like I'm gonna save it, just delete the appropriate times and just undo.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:07

    Ah sod it, I’ll do it now. Not like I’m gonna save it, just delete the appropriate times and just undo.

    No need to delete it - just make a new column or something?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:07

    No need to delete it - just make a new column or something?

    Nah it's OK. I can just undo what I've deleted.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:08

    Rosberg is on "qualifying average pole" just 4 thousandths ahead of Button.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:09

    Fastest driver in the race on average is Button by about 3 tenths from Rosberg.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 16:10

    Right, I'm off to do a few laps around the Nordschleife, just downloaded it for rFactor. Speak later all.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:10

    Fastest driver in the race on average is Button by about 3 tenths from Rosberg.

    Cheers. What's letting Rosberg down? Bad luck, bad driving or bad strategy?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:11

    Right, I’m off to do a few laps around the Nordschleife, just downloaded it for rFactor. Speak later all.

    Cool! GL!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:11

    Cheers. What’s letting Rosberg down? Bad luck, bad driving or bad strategy?

    A bit of bad luck, but mostly bad strategy.

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 16:15

    Rosberg is on “qualifying average pole” just 4 thousandths ahead of Button.

    I'm not sure that will encourage him tbh :P

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:16

    holy s***, what a freaking mess...

    am taking drastic action guys, i've just woken up to commenting hell and that is very bad. it'll take hours to fix this mess, so we're officially taking sidepodcast realtime down until we have time to fix this problem.

    we recently had a bit of a heated discusion in the comments as to the merits of pulling it v.s keeping it and i'm aware that you may all hate me for this, however we're creating waaaay to much work for ourselves. so drastic action it'll be.

    single-threaded lclt shall remain for any live commenting needs.

    sorry.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:18

    All right. Apologies for that.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:19

    All right. Apologies for that.

    Yeah, sorry about all this :(

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 16:23

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 16:19

    All right. Apologies for that.

    Yeah, sorry about all this

    You guys are so busted ;)

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:24

    I don't know about anyone else, but I quite like it over here.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:25

    You guys are so busted

    You sound a lot like Candace from Phineas and Ferb. But I digress.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:25

    You guys are so busted

    We're not just to blame for it, though. To be fair, everyone who's commented since this thread was open played their part in this shenanigan, as harsh as that may sound.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:25

    You guys are so busted

    tis my fault, it was due to be fixed this week but i was sick. the plan for next week is to do nothing but sort it all out. in the meantime i gotta move some comments.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:25

    am moving over to the daily thread now...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:25

    We’re not just to blame for it, though. To be fair, everyone who’s commented since this thread was open played their part in this shenanigan, as harsh as that may sound.

    Agreed.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:26

    am moving over to the daily thread now…

    Most sensible idea I've heard all day.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:26

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I quite like it over here.

    :D

    Makes me think - why DID we have doohickey in the first place? Wasn't it because we had trouble keeping track of multiple ongoing conversations? We've kinda swung onto the other extreme now...

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:26

    We’re not just to blame for it, though. To be fair, everyone who’s commented since this thread was open played their part in this shenanigan, as harsh as that may sound.

    it's our fault for creating doohickey. we take all blame.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:26

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I quite like it over here.

    It feels like home

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:27

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I quite like it over here.

    Looks like everyone got a bit too carried away in the results thread.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:28

    Makes me think - why DID we have doohickey in the first place? Wasn’t it because we had trouble keeping track of multiple ongoing conversations? We’ve kinda swung onto the other extreme now…

    We created the doohickey because we had at least three tabs of LCLT open, and getting that all in one place seemed like a good way to solve the problem.

    Unfortunately it's created more work than it saved, so it's back to the lovely LCLT for now.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:28

    It feels like home

    But you haven't spent much time commenting on LCLT... have you?

    Looks like everyone got a bit too carried away in the results thread.

    Yep, looks like it. That's one issue with doohickey - it's hard to keep track which thread you're on.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:29

    it’s our fault for creating doohickey. we take all blame.

    Your own creation became a monster in its own right.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:30

    But you haven’t spent much time commenting on LCLT… have you?

    no, but I do like the daily thread! I'm just more a fan of new comments at the top as opposed to new comments at the bottom. But I can overcome this :) Less work for Mr C is a good thing.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:30

    Unfortunately it’s created more work than it saved, so it’s back to the lovely LCLT for now.

    Doohickey is kind of a flawed solution. The best way to solve the original problem we had is if we have multiple (let's say 3) columns representing 3 different posts. Each column would be an LCLT unto itself.

    That way, you know which thread you're on and what conversation you're in, while still managing to track everything.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:30

    Yep, looks like it. That’s one issue with doohickey - it’s hard to keep track which thread you’re on.

    it's impossible.

    the other issue is that with wordpress in order to find out which category a comment is in (which will be necessary to do the daily colouring idea), we have to traverse four tables. a four table lookup per comment, is a performance killer.

    we might just have to make lclt better instead.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:31

    Sorry 'me'!

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:31

    Doohickey is kind of a flawed solution. The best way to solve the original problem we had is if we have multiple (let’s say 3) columns representing 3 different posts. Each column would be an LCLT unto itself.

    tweetdeck sort of works like that too. hell of a rework too.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:32

    tweetdeck sort of works like that too. hell of a rework too.

    i suggest you focus on that and keep lclt as it is. it's working fine enough for our current needs. better to focus on a long-term fix.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:32

    So anyway, I was going to suggest that Christine and Mr.C are free to use any data I've collected on averages as they wish. I don't mind at all since I enjoy working them out anyway. It's your call on that one at the end of the day, but I won't be offended if you say no.

    Was just about to post something like that when Mr C commented about the comments mess, so I decided to leave it for a moment until everything calmed down.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:33

    Sorry what's happening here? Should we not be commenting in the FP3 thread?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:33

    we might just have to make lclt better instead.

    Seems like the most sensible option.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:34

    Was just about to post something like that when Mr C commented about the comments mess, so I decided to leave it for a moment until everything calmed down.

    :)

    cheers sir.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:35

    we might just have to make lclt better instead.

    my only problem with lclt is its very long so i'm always scrolling up and down the page. If I wanted to watch video at the top at the same time as I'm commenting, I can't do it without closing the comment stream.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:35

    Back to the F5 days for me. :)

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:35

    my only problem with lclt is its very long so i’m always scrolling up and down the page. If I wanted to watch video at the top at the same time as I’m commenting, I can’t do it without closing the comment stream.

    does the resize handle (silver bar at bottom of comment pane), not enable you to get it all on screen at the same time?

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:36

    Back to the F5 days for me.

    not a fan of lclt?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:36

    Hey again.

    Sooo, we giving some lclt some love again?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:36

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 16:29

    it’s our fault for creating doohickey. we take all blame.

    Your own creation became a monster in its own right.

    Frankensidepod?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:36

    it's going to take a bit of discipline on our end to move threads at the appropriate time. we have a tendency to stick to one thread until the conversation dies completely. doohickey solved that, but now that we're back to LCLT, we need to remember to move back to the daily thread after a race or a liveshow.

    my only problem with lclt is its very long so i’m always scrolling up and down the page. If I wanted to watch video at the top at the same time as I’m commenting, I can’t do it without closing the comment stream.

    you can reduce the length of the comments stream so that everything fits onto the screen.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:36

    does the resize handle (silver bar at bottom of comment pane), not enable you to get it all on screen at the same time?

    only if i resize it to show one comment at a time which i cant keep up with, the speed posts come these days :)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:37

    does the resize handle (silver bar at bottom of comment pane), not enable you to get it all on screen at the same time?

    During a race, it can limit you to how many comments you can see at once.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:37

    Back to the F5 days for me.

    I'm a F5 guy on weekdays anyway. Stuck with IE6 at work.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:37

    Sooo, we giving some lclt some love again?

    Sort of. Mr C just had to take down the Doohickey because of the mess of comments we'd all caused.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:37

    Sooo, we giving some lclt some love again?

    we (hearts) lclt.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:37

    Sooo, we giving some lclt some love again?

    I guess right now you can start saying "I told you so." :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:37

    we (hearts) lclt.

    Yes we dooooooo! :)

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:38

    only if i resize it to show one comment at a time which i cant keep up with, the speed posts come these days

    got ya. will have a think...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:38

    I guess right now you can start saying “I told you so.”

    Well, I suppose I can ;)

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 16:38

    I’m a F5 guy on weekdays anyway. Stuck with IE6 at work.

    You poor thing :)

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:39

    not a fan of lclt?

    My computer isn't. Too many comments and it slows down firefox.

    Actually, there's not that many comments yet so lclt should be ok...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:39

    where did that come from. odd.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:39

    got ya. will have a think…

    I do remember you had on your list to make comments appear in real-time since it was becoming annoying with all of them appearing in chunks every 20 seconds.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:39

    does the resize handle (silver bar at bottom of comment pane), not enable you to get it all on screen at the same time?

    Sometimes it doesn't work - it stays 'clicked'...

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:39

    I do remember you had on your list to make comments appear in real-time since it was becoming annoying with all of them appearing in chunks every 20 seconds.

    it is a plan. it's a plan with a month or two's lead time though.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:40

    You poor thing

    Ah, well, nothing you can do about it. ;)

    Sometimes it doesn’t work - it stays ‘clicked’…

    I encounter that problem with the 'post comment' button sometimes...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:40

    i like the 4 panel page as shown on the live commenting: reloaded page, but I'm guessing it was scrapped for a reason back when I was a podcast listener but not a blog reader.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:41

    I encounter that problem with the ‘post comment’ button sometimes…

    Me too. I've had that a number of times in the past. Not so much now though.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:41

    i like the 4 panel page as shown on the live commenting: reloaded page, but I’m guessing it was scrapped for a reason back when I was a podcast listener but not a blog reader.

    which page?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:41

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 17:41:01

    I encounter that problem with the ‘post comment’ button sometimes…

    Me too. I’ve had that a number of times in the past. Not so much now though.

    On Google Chrome the lclt doesn't update until you post, either.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:42

    How about a read only doohicky? Can't have more windows open than I already have to track more threads.

    Don't mind lclt, but tracking all the threads is a pain in the bot

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:42

    On Google Chrome the lclt doesn’t update until you post, either.

    that could be an issue.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:42

    which page?

    http://static.sidepodcast.com/content/2008/07/live_commenting_window.jpg

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:43

    me: 25/04/2009 at 17:42:24

    On Google Chrome the lclt doesn’t update until you post, either.

    that could be an issue.

    Except it's working now. Two doohickeys open (FF & GC) and they show the same posts...

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:43

    http://static.sidepodcast.com/content/2008/07/live_commenting_window.jpg

    ahh yeah. just ran out of time. as always.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:44

    ahh yeah. just ran out of time. as always.

    Isn't that the LCLT's first iteration? Or is that something completely different?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:44

    Except it’s working now. Two doohickeys open (FF & GC) and they show the same posts…

    yep I'm using Chrome and LCLT's updating fine

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:44

    Isn’t that the LCLT’s first iteration? Or is that something completely different?

    my guess is the first?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/07/26/live-commenting-reloaded/

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:45

    ahh yeah. just ran out of time. as always.

    I vagualy remember that, I think I dismissed it cos i didnt like it ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:45

    OMG and Jeremy and Scott - completely forgot it's ANZAC Day today!

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:45

    Doesn't look like I can post at all from lclt...

    just kicks them into moderation. :(

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 16:45

    *waves*

    hi guys. Hope you're all ok... :) guess i should read up on why the doohickey is gone...

    Phew. Stupid work.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:46

    Isn’t that the LCLT’s first iteration? Or is that something completely different?

    That was the first version, yes.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:46

    OMG and Jeremy and Scott - completely forgot it’s ANZAC Day today!

    ANZAC?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:46

    Hi Lukeh. :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:46

    hi guys. Hope you’re all ok… guess i should read up on why the doohickey is gone…

    yep. it wasn't pretty.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:46

    ANZAC?

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

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:46

    OMG and Jeremy and Scott - completely forgot it’s ANZAC Day today!

    Anzac day is over!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:47

    ANZAC?

    Australia and New Zealand... something something. :D

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:47

    Heya Lukeh

    yep. it wasn’t pretty.

    Warning : Includes swearing ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:47

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 17:46:26

    OMG and Jeremy and Scott - completely forgot it’s ANZAC Day today!

    ANZAC?

    It's Rememberance Day for AUS and NZ...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:47

    It’s Rememberance Day for AUS and NZ…

    Ahh right, just found it on Wikipedia.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:48

    Lou will probably wonder what on earth happened while she was out...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 16:48

    It’s Rememberance Day for AUS and NZ…

    They don't do poppies for ANZAC day in Australia, I was looking for one and everyone looked at me like I was weird, they do poppies on actual Rememberance day.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:48

    All my comments go into moderation...

    All of them.. from anywhere...

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 16:48

    Lou will probably wonder what on earth happened while she was out…

    Im wondering this now tbh.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:48

    so. just to check. we've got digest submissions from:

    - bassano

    - journeyer

    - scott

    do we lose any?

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:48

    That worked - different email address.

    *sigh*

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:49

    me: 25/04/2009 at 17:48:49

    so. just to check. we’ve got digest submissions from:

    - bassano - journeyer - scott

    do we lose any?

    Waves!

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:49

    Im wondering this now tbh.

    The comments in the wrong post thing got worse, basically.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:49

    do we lose any?

    I'll do mine now. In the other place thingy, the results one, yeah?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:49

    we recently had a bit of a heated discusion in the comments as to the merits of pulling it v.s keeping it and i’m aware that you may all hate me for this, however we’re creating waaaay to much work for ourselves. so drastic action it’ll be.

    Just out of interest, where can I find this discussion?

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:49

    I GIVE UP!

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:50

    I’ll do mine now. In the other place thingy, the results one, yeah?

    Please.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:50

    I GIVE UP!

    We can see you? What's up?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:50

    I GIVE UP!

    Erm, why do some of them appear and others don't?

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:51

    Waves!

    gavin, can't seem to see yours. i check.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:51

    Erm, why do some of them appear and others don’t?

    It could be down to the way LCLT processes comments vs how doohickey does it...

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 16:51

    we recently had a bit of a heated discusion in the comments as to the merits of pulling it v.s keeping it and i’m aware that you may all hate me for this, however we’re creating waaaay to much work for ourselves. so drastic action it’ll be.

    dang... what a shame...

    my poor DD addiction! :P

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:52

    We can see you? What’s up?

    Not all of them.

    Had to change what email address I entered to get it to work.

    There's half a dozen comments in moderation from the email address I've been using here since the beginning.

    Can't even post using it from the thread instead of the lclt...

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:52

    my poor DD addiction!

    does it not redirect to lclt?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 16:53

    does it not redirect to lclt?

    Does for me.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:53

    If we could get back to some F1 news, if possible:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74836

    Looks like Branson's finally ready to take his backing to the next step :D

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 16:53

    does it not redirect to lclt?

    not on the DD no, it does say it though, but not automatically like in a browser.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:53

    Lets try my first comment again.

    How about a read only realtime doohicky and then use lclt to post?

    Too many threads to keep track of whats going on just in lclt.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 16:54

    I've put the digest review up Mrs C

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:54

    How about a read only realtime doohicky and then use lclt to post? Too many threads to keep track of whats going on just in lclt.

    That can work as a short-term solution.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:55

    I’ve put the digest review up Mrs C

    Thank you :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:56

    Journeyer: 25/04/2009 at 17:54:17

    How about a read only realtime doohicky and then use lclt to post? Too many threads to keep track of whats going on just in lclt.

    That can work as a short-term solution.

    I don't even use the Doohickey for posting anyway. I do all that here in the LCLT.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:56

    I’ve put the digest review up Mrs C

    and have found gavin's. cheers.

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:56

    That can work as a short-term solution.

    could do. probs not today though.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 16:56

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat): 25/04/2009 at 16:49

    me: 25/04/2009 at 17:48:49

    so. just to check. we’ve got digest submissions from: - bassano - journeyer - scott do we lose any?

    Waves!

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat): 25/04/2009 at 15:51

    These don’t look like Digest Summaries. Damn. My plan to be able to find them has failed if there will be general chat as well.

    Qually Digest? Hmm, I must say that I thought that Toyota would do well because they had tested there previously - Ferrari too and although they still didn’t get near the front they did improve. BMW were the ones that looked silly today and Sutil had an unusual, but major brain fade.

    Interesting to see that the others have managed to catch up to Brawn and it looks like another good race tomorrow - the only problem being is that I’ll miss it as I have to make a “site visit’…

    In the daily thread - But you've just proved your point to me that it's very difficult to find stuff over multiple threads. Perhaps this sort of thing should be 'submitted' rather than 'posted'?

    Anyway, gonna dash off for a bit - going out for dinner :)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:57

    I don’t even use the Doohickey for posting anyway. I do all that here in the LCLT.

    LCLT takes too long to load for me. Doohickey does everything faster, which is why I prefer it. I even use doohickey for live session commenting - I put my video stream in a separate window instead.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 16:58

    In the daily thread - But you’ve just proved your point to me that it’s very difficult to find stuff over multiple threads. Perhaps this sort of thing should be ’submitted’ rather than ‘posted’?

    <a href="http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/live-bahrain-qualifying/#comment-275649">found this</a>

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:58

    LCLT takes too long to load for me. Doohickey does everything faster, which is why I prefer it. I even use doohickey for live session commenting - I put my video stream in a separate window instead.

    Yes, that's because we were focusing on improving the doohickey. Now we will switch allegiances, and the LCLT will get some love.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:58

    LCLT takes too long to load for me. Doohickey does everything faster, which is why I prefer it. I even use doohickey for live session commenting - I put my video stream in a separate window instead.

    I've never really had an issue with that kind of thing at all. I just comment and go.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:58

    LCLT takes too long to load for me. Doohickey does everything faster, which is why I prefer it. I even use doohickey for live session commenting - I put my video stream in a separate window instead.

    It's because it loads all the comments.

    Doohicky only loads the last 10 or 20 when you open it.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 16:59

    Yes, that’s because we were focusing on improving the doohickey. Now we will switch allegiances, and the LCLT will get some love.

    Yay! :D

    We love you LCLT :)

  • me25/04/2009 at 16:59

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/live-bahrain-qualifying/#comment-275649

    cheers kathi

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 16:59

    I’ve never really had an issue with that kind of thing at all. I just comment and go.

    It's okay for daily posts, but it starts lagging when there's too much activity.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 16:59

    I’ve never really had an issue with that kind of thing at all. I just comment and go.

    we know ;)

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 16:59

    If you're writing a comment, lclt appears to stop updating...

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 16:59

    <a href=”http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/live-bahrain-qualifying/#comment-275649″>found this</a>

    Thanks Kathi.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:00

    We love you LCLT

    I told you so... ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:00

    Doohicky only loads the last 10 or 20 when you open it.

    but when you run it, doohickey and LCLT work the same way anyway by continuously adding comments, so that shouldn't be the one causing the lag.

  • me25/04/2009 at 17:00

    Kathi: 25/04/2009 at 17:59:47

    I’ve never really had an issue with that kind of thing at all. I just comment and go.

    we know

    :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:01

    If you’re writing a comment, lclt appears to stop updating…

    i don't think it really does, though...

  • LCLT25/04/2009 at 17:01

    We love you LCLT

    I love you all too :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:01

    I told you so…

    Hey, I've never favoured one or the other. Just because I've used both doesn't mean I have a favourite. But to be honest I only started using the Doohickey for tracking comments about a couple of weeks ago.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:02

    I love you all too

    :D !!!

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 17:02

    I love you all too

    Hehehe.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 17:03

    i don’t think it really does, though…

    Does for me

    Have to hit f5 and then reselect the thread to see anything thats been added.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:03

    Have to hit f5 and then reselect the thread to see anything thats been added.

    that's odd. it shouldn't work that way...

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:03

    Have been reading up on the whole discussion... haven't really used the LCLT as a proper commenting source since i've gotten into spc. I feel a bit sad as well the doohickey has caused this problem and i never like agruments... I just find it a shame I suppose :(

    Then again I'm feeling sad in general but that's because of work :P

  • LCLT25/04/2009 at 17:03

    I'm just like a 2009 car - I may not look the best, but I do work as they wanted me to, you know ;)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:04

    ok, my lclt is broken. Stuck at comment #548 and then I come here and see there is 21 more since then :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:04

    I’m just like a 2009 car - I may not look the best, but I do work as they wanted me to, you know

    :D

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 17:04

    Have been reading up on the whole discussion… haven’t really used the LCLT as a proper commenting source since i’ve gotten into spc. I feel a bit sad as well the doohickey has caused this problem and i never like agruments… I just find it a shame I suppose

    There's no argument at all. We tried the solution and it didn't work, so now we put our thinking caps on. No blame, no falling out, we love you all.

    Mr C will be hugging everyone again in no time.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:05

    There’s no argument at all. We tried the solution and it didn’t work, so now we put our thinking caps on. No blame, no falling out, we love you all.

    Argument wasnt the right word I know, my mind is frazzled at the mo, my bad :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:05

    Mr C will be hugging everyone again in no time.

    Why would we want to hug him at the risk of getting his man-flu?

    ;)

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 17:06

    Then again I’m feeling sad in general but that’s because of work

    I thought you had cornettos?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:06

    Why would we want to hug him at the risk of getting his man-flu?

    Its worth the risk

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:07

    Argument wasnt the right word I know, my mind is frazzled at the mo, my bad

    Mr C did use the a-word, but nothing personal, for sure.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:07

    I thought you had cornettos?

    Maybe that's the problem - he doesn't have Magnums like Kimi?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:07

    Mr C did use the a-word, but nothing personal, for sure.

    He also used the S-word, but at least he covered it up ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:08

    He also used the S-word, but at least he covered it up

    couldn't blame him, really.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:08

    He also used the S-word, but at least he covered it up

    I didn't know Schumacher had became a swear word, I know Mr C hated him and that, but...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:08

    I didn’t know Schumacher had became a swear word, I know Mr C hated him and that, but…

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:10

    R.G - isn't there supposed to be FSR qualifying tonight from China?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:10

    R.G - isn’t there supposed to be FSR qualifying tonight from China?

    FSR? What that?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:11

    FSR? What that?

    Formula Sim Racing - it's awesome :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:11

    Oooh - Pitpass is down... :O

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:12

    Oooh - Pitpass is down… :O

    ...And? I thought we hated that place now.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 17:12

    F1Wolf has a question: http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/bahrain-fp3-and-qualifying-times/#comment-276211

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:12

    R.G - isn’t there supposed to be FSR qualifying tonight from China?

    No idea. Couldn't care less about that at the minute though :D (football related)

    …And? I thought we hated that place now.

    We do, Journeyer, why were you checking?

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 17:12

    Oooh - Pitpass is down…

    Too many connections - knackered server or possibly DOS

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:13

    Why would we want to hug him at the risk of getting his man-flu?

    Is he admitting it's not a hangover now?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 17:13

    Oooh - Pitpass is down… :O

    Yay! ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:13

    No idea. Couldn’t care less about that at the minute though (football related)

    I'll go double check. I'm pretty sure it's tonight.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:13

    I thought you had cornettos?

    im still in awe at such a huge change of events :P

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:14

    We do, Journeyer, why were you checking?

    They're not evil. ;) Besides, they have the occasional good article. I don't go there everyday, but semi-regularly.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:14

    and my lclt is working again! For a second there I thought I might have to like, sleep or something.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:14

    Yay!

    Heheheee

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 17:14

    and my lclt is working again! For a second there I thought I might have to like, sleep or something.

    God forbid!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:14

    and my lclt is working again! For a second there I thought I might have to like, sleep or something.

    At 3:15 AM? Nah! :P

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:14

    and my lclt is working again! For a second there I thought I might have to like, sleep or something.

    Sleep? Huh. Whats that

    im still in awe at such a huge change of events

    Your the Man U fan yeah?

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 17:15

    Gone back to thread and f5ing...

    Seems to work.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:15

    RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo: 25/04/2009 at 18:14:52

    im still in awe at such a huge change of events

    Your the Man U fan yeah?

    Indeed, i should be watching the spurs match but i can't be bothered. probably losing anyways.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:15

    Your the Man U fan yeah?

    Please let Bassano miss that grammatical mistake

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:16

    Indeed, i should be watching the spurs match but i can’t be bothered. probably losing anyways.

    Yup, 2-0. Unbelievably happy.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:16

    Well there's certainly something going on on the FSR server. Practice is taking place according to the Racecast.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:16

    Please let Bassano miss that grammatical mistake

    I'll let it slide this once

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:16

    Yup, 2-0. Unbelievably happy.

    Oh my goodness... What on earth is going on?!

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:17

    Yup, 2-0. Unbelievably happy.

    Heh... strange but i'm genuinely not surprised you're winning.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:17

    http://www.prosimracing.com/racecast/

    If you want to follow.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:17

    I’ll let it slide this once

    Phew.

    Oh my goodness… What on earth is going on?!

    Apparantly, we are playing 'well'

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:18

    Heh… strange but i’m genuinely not surprised you’re winning.

    this isn't over yet by any stretch, is it?

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:19

    this isn’t over yet by any stretch, is it?

    they kicked off at half 5 so another half I'm assuming to go.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:19

    they kicked off at half 5 so another half I’m assuming to go.

    Shhh, I'm to happy at the minute

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 17:20

    Shhh, I’m to happy at the minute

    Heheh :D

    Right, back on f1, now to watch quali... only know about the front row and nothing else :)

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:21

    Is there not a football thread?

    For the love of Timo... :D

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 17:22

    Right, back on f1, now to watch quali… only know about the front row and nothing else

    Thats a good idea, might go and watch the preview.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:22

    I found that live commenting Qualy I couldn't pay too much attention to the action

    Non-multi tasking man I guess

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:29

    Did it just get all quiet again?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:30

    Did it just get all quiet again?

    Kendal mint cake. ;)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:30

    OK - why is my timestamp screwed up compared to yours? DST not adjusted yet?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:30

    Did it just get all quiet again?

    I have decided 3.30am is a great time to study ;)

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:30

    Yup

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:31

    OK - why is my timestamp screwed up compared to yours? DST not adjusted yet?

    No idea.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:31

    Kendal mint cake.

    What's that?

    Amy, I'm surprised you can study well at 3:30... Night person much?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:31

    I have decided 3.30am is a great time to study

    Can't sleep, huh?

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:31

    Yup

    That was in answer to Jouneyer

    Forgotten how to use lclt now! :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:32

    What’s that?

    It's mint cake, from Kendal

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:32

    Can’t sleep, huh?

    not tired in the slightest. I think its genetic, my mother is often ironing at 4 in the morning because she can't sleep :D

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:32

    Forgotten how to use lclt now!

    It's not THAT different from doohickey...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:32

    What’s that?

    A cake that is loaded with sugar. Comedian Jack Dee made a joke about it in his standup something along the lines of "Eat some and slip into a diabetic coma."

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:32

    Kendal mint cake.

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

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:33

    A cake that is loaded with sugar. Comedian Jack Dee made a joke about it in his standup something along the lines of “Eat some and slip into a diabetic coma.”

    I was watching that last night too

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:34

    It’s not THAT different from doohickey…

    It's like using vinyl again after getting used to an iPod ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:34

    I was watching that last night too

    Was it on Paramount or Dave or something? I only thought of it as something to break the silence :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:36

    Was it on Paramount or Dave or something? I only thought of it as something to break the silence

    Dave, I think

    BTW, I love the fact that Dave have called their +1 channel "Dave Ja Vu"

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:37

    BTW, I love the fact that Dave have called their +1 channel “Dave Ja Vu”

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:38

    :(

    Am still waitlisted for my Montreal trip

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:41

    Am still waitlisted for my Montreal trip

    And there's loads of seats

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:45

    *tumbleweed*

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:46

    *tumbleweed*

    ca-caw! ca-caw!

    hoot! hoot!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:46

    *tumbleweed*

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:47

    Journeyer, do you have many Geckos out there?

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:48

    I love the fact they say

    Ge-cko!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:48

    Journeyer, do you have many Geckos out there?

    Hahaha! Completely random question.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:48

    Bassano Clapper: 25/04/2009 at 17:48

    I love the fact they say

    Ge-cko!

    It's like Pokemon! :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:49

    Not so much, animal noises a few posts ago

    ca-caw! ca-caw!

    hoot! hoot!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:50

    Journeyer, do you have many Geckos out there?

    :D Hahaha! No, there aren't any here. I love that cartoon expression, though. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:50

    Hahaha! Completely random question.

    I love Geckos

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:50

    Loads in Thailand

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:50

    hoot! hoot!

    There is a Pokemon called Hoot-Hoot though :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:51

    can anyone get the video from this http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8017471.stm and drop.io it? you know me and my Heikki and my hatred for geolocking ;)

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:51

    Loads in Thailand, Cambodia, et al

    They didn't cross the water obviously

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 17:52

    I love Geckos

    I used to have a friend who owned a gecko. I hated the fact she called it Gizmo which seemed such an obvious name.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:52

    can anyone get the video from this http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8017471.stm and drop.io it? you know me and my Heikki and my hatred for geolocking

    I'm not at home but Download Helper or UnPlug for Firefox might help for anyone in the UK

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:52

    I used to have a friend who owned a gecko. I hated the fact she called it Gizmo which seemed such an obvious name.

    Gizmo the Gecko - HAHA!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:53

    I’m not at home but Download Helper or UnPlug for Firefox might help for anyone in the UK

    She's in Australia...

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:53

    Gizmo the Gecko - HAHA!

    Sounds like a mascot. :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:54

    She’s in Australia…

    That's why I said in the UK, I'd do it but am using a friends 'puter

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:54

    Sounds like a mascot.

    only Gremlins should be called Gizmo. Fact.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 17:55

    That’s why I said in the UK, I’d do it but am using a friends ‘puter

    :D Only Scott is available now, i think...

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:55

    Amy, as a warning, that clip contains Legard :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:56

    Not on YouTube yet, just checked

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 17:56

    Amy, as a warning, that clip contains Legard

    I know, but I'd be willing to put up with him. I also realise it won't be anything I haven't seen/heard before. But it's Heikki!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:57

    Only Scott is available now, i think…

    But I don't know how to take clips off the internet like that.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:58

    But I don’t know how to take clips off the internet like that.

    Are you using Firefox?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 17:58

    Are you using Firefox?

    Yup

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 17:59

    There's abn add-on called unplug, very useful ;)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 18:00

    is RG still around?

    I imagine he's a bit angry or annoyed right now...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:00

    Hi everyone.

    Just to add, I'm listening to football here, I'm about two seconds away from actually killing someone. No joke, I really wanna kill the ref.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 18:00

    I know, but I’d be willing to put up with him. I also realise it won’t be anything I haven’t seen/heard before. But it’s Heikki!

    Talking to Herman Munster in Finland, there's some Skidoo footage!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:00

    I imagine he’s a bit angry or annoyed right now…

    right on cue.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 18:01

    I imagine he’s a bit angry or annoyed right now…

    That'd be a yes then

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 18:01

    Penalty was a joke in all fairness...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 18:01

    Talking to Herman Munster in Finland, there’s some Skidoo footage!

    It seems unfair he gets to talk to Heikki a lot, and I only got to once ever.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:01

    That’d be a yes then

    3 goals in 12 minutes? yep - it wasn't over all right. rafa must be disgusted.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:02

    Penalty was a joke in all fairness…

    A joke. Yup. Cost us a win

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:02

    3 goals in 12 minutes? yep - it wasn’t over all right. rafa must be disgusted.

    Make it 4. That ref mistake has put all the momentum in Man U's favour

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 18:04

    Look, this photo predicts the future.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:05

    Make it 4. That ref mistake has put all the momentum in Man U’s favour

    From the Beeb live text:

    1852: Just to add, Gomes was booked and not sent-off after conceding a penalty. By the letter of the law he probably should have been.

    Paul Scholes on for Darren Fletcher.

    1850: I have just seen another replay of the penalty decision. Can I change my mind? I'm not sure Gomes got any of the ball.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:05

    Look, this photo predicts the future.

    Do you think they're laughing about Piquet?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:05

    From the Beeb live text:

    Thats not what I saw.

    Look, this photo predicts the future.

    Hehe

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 18:07

    1852: Just to add, Gomes was booked and not sent-off after conceding a penalty. By the letter of the law he probably should have been. Paul Scholes on for Darren Fletcher. 1850: I have just seen another replay of the penalty decision. Can I change my mind? I’m not sure Gomes got any of the ball.

    it definitely wasnt a penalty. However, the rest of utd's goals have been perfectly fine and good goals, even if there was a lapse in marking possibly at times. That said, the penalty now doubt gave Utd so much confidence on the ball. Controversy, as ever :P

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 18:07

    Do you think they’re laughing about Piquet?

    I think it quite likely. I'm not sure I've ever seen a photo of Piquet and Alsono together apart from Renault events, perhaps this is my selective memory. Although they do always arrive at the Melbourne paddock exactly 5 minutes apart, and surely they've come from the same hotel and are going to the same meetings.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 18:07

    Do you think they’re laughing about Piquet?

    And then, he spins...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 18:08

    Unplug can't find the video on the BBC page?

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 18:09

    Unplug can’t find the video on the BBC page?

    It's quite old now, BBC probably has better encryption

    FF3 has Download Helper

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 18:10

    I am concerned about Romains orange colour. He makes Alonso look positively pale.

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 18:10

    Amy, will try to grab it later tonight so you should have it before the race

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:10

    I am concerned about Romains orange colour. He makes Alonso look positively pale.

    Maybe it's because Alonso is pale? Naturally so.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:21

    Today's Big Pic: http://www.f1bigpicture.com

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 18:23

    Today’s Big Pic: http://www.f1bigpicture.com

    Aww :)

    Over a year go or even last year kinda, I would've simply dismissed them as 'Bah, toyota!' but that's a lovely picture. Very very pleased for Jarno too at the moment.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 18:27

    Amy, will try to grab it later tonight so you should have it before the race

    thank you!

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:27

    And it's done. Man U with a champion's drive, coming back to win.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 18:28

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe-eE6uHrtA&feature=related

    A video from Motors TV of a part of Renault's Dubai Roadshow. It even shows the new Megane Trophy car :D

    See what I mean when it's a Megane overdosed on steroids? :D

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 18:28

    Comment in moderation.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:29

    Journeyer: 25/04/2009 at 19:27:55

    And it’s done. Man U with a champion’s drive, coming back to win.

    Right, I'm going off to Manchester to find that ref, if he doesn't turn up for the next match, i'll know.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:30

    Right, I’m going off to Manchester to find that ref, if he doesn’t turn up for the next match, i’ll know.

    He'll probably referee a match somewhere else...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:34

    Darn, missed the Graham hill thing on BBC4.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:36

    Comment in moderation.

    Got it.

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 18:38

    Ooh what's happened to the doohickey? I keep getting re-directed to the Lclt thing and I'm not happy :(

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 18:39

    Just downloading an MP3 of the 5live qualifying commentary to see how the other half living...

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:39

    Ooh what’s happened to the doohickey? I keep getting re-directed to the Lclt thing and I’m not happy

    Doohickey has been taken down for now. We got in a mess with the comments and it was creating a lot of work. Apologies to all but the LCLT is the new King for live commenting.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 18:40

    Ooh what’s happened to the doohickey? I keep getting re-directed to the Lclt thing and I’m not happy

    Drama on the high seas, remember Mr C getting annoyed over conversations going over two threads? Well that happend again, big time. so he took it off line or something and we have to use LCLT for the time being

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 18:41

    Doohickey has been taken down for now. We got in a mess with the comments and it was creating a lot of work. Apologies to all but the LCLT is the new King for live commenting.

    Think i'll come back later then .. sorry I really dislike lclt

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:42

    Think i’ll come back later then .. sorry I really dislike lclt

    why don't you like it, jackie?

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:42

    TBH, I'm not sure when or if doohickey will make a comeback. But I do understand where you're coming from.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:42

    Think i’ll come back later then .. sorry I really dislike lclt

    Ah, sorry Jackie. It might be a while. There will be some LCLT updates coming as soon as we can do them. The Doohickey just wasn't working as a commenting solution.

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 18:43

    Mostly because the text is too small and its more difficult to scroll back

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:43

    Mostly because the text is too small and its more difficult to scroll back

    Can you not just enlarge the browser page? The scroll thing we are looking into.

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 18:45

    Can you not just enlarge the browser page? The scroll thing we are looking into.

    Dont know .. not tried that, let me see

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 18:45

    Christine: 25/04/2009 at 19:43:49

    Mostly because the text is too small and its more difficult to scroll back

    Can you not just enlarge the browser page? The scroll thing we are looking into.

    Is it possible to put the doohickey back up but restrict it to only the daily thread?

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:47

    Is it possible to put the doohickey back up but restrict it to only the daily thread?

    Unfortunately not. To narrow down where each comment comes from is a four-table lookup or something. Basically filtering out content takes up too much processing power, and the more we use, the more it costs.

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 18:47

    Yes, enlarging the brower size does work, but the downside is that I can only see the last 3 comments

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:48

    Do you use doohickey rather than LCLT for race live commenting, Kathi?

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:48

    Yes, enlarging the brower size does work, but the downside is that I can only see the last 3 comments

    Understood.

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 18:50

    I'm sorry I didn't realise that the doohickey was making it more costly for you. I'll stop moaning now :doh:

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 18:51

    I’m sorry I didn’t realise that the doohickey was making it more costly for you. I’ll stop moaning now :doh:

    It isn't yet, but all the fixes we can think of would make it so.

    The problem is time, because we are spending way too long moving comments back to the correct thread. When we're busy doing admin, we can't be doing the creative stuff.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 18:51

    Journeyer: 25/04/2009 at 19:48:15

    Do you use doohickey rather than LCLT for race live commenting, Kathi?

    LCLT. (I wasn't asking for me)

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:52

    It isn’t yet, but all the fixes we can think of would make it so.

    What if you disable comments on some of the posts you publish? That way, people can limit their commenting on one thread. Two at most.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 18:55

    What if you disable comments on some of the posts you publish? That way, people can limit their commenting on one thread. Two at most.

    I'm not sure it would work with LCLT, but it's a feasible idea for the doohickey.

  • me25/04/2009 at 18:58

    I’m sorry I didn’t realise that the doohickey was making it more costly for you. I’ll stop moaning now :doh:

    i'm trying not to comment, cause i'm busy writing new stuff. but if you're going to start asking techie questions... :)

    wordpress is basically a rubbish content management system and the database overhead of figuring out which category a comment belongs to is rather large. first you need to know which post it's associated with which is easy, but then which categories (note plural) the post is in.

    that's a many-to-many query against a poorly designed schema and it's too heavy to do for the amount of comments we get.

    therefore we cannot say "this comment is in response today's daily post". therefore we can't make daily comments a different colour.

    it's not expensive price-wise, it's expensive time-wise. sorry, didn't really explain that very well to christine.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:02

    it’s not expensive price-wise, it’s expensive time-wise. sorry, didn’t really explain that very well to christine.

    So what have we learned kids? Don't ask me stuff. :)

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 19:02

    What has Jackie learned? .. Don't moan!

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:03

    So what have we learned kids? Don’t ask me stuff.

    you are correct in that mediatemple impose a processor usage limit and if we go over that limit in any 30 day period we pay an overage charge, however, that's down to our poor (and limited) choice of hosting company.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 19:04

    I've given up using the lclt - causing me more hassle than I really want.

    Sticking with the pages and f5.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:05

    I'm quite enjoying it, a change is a good as a holiday they say.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 19:07

    amy, still up at 5 AM?

    -journeyer, still up at 3 AM

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:08

    What has Jackie learned? .. Don’t moan!

    it's always worth asking.

    you may not have been part of the doohickey conversation we had a few weeks ago. but i said back then i wanted to pull it because of the admin overhead it was causing us. the response i got back was - "we'll all try harder to look at which post we're commenting on".

    christine pointed out a wrong thread issue earlier today and instead the response she got back was basically - "it's all doohickey's fault".

    that's entirely correct it really is/was. therefore we've pulled doohickey until a better solution can be implemented.

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:08

    I’m quite enjoying it, a change is a good as a holiday they say.

    :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:08

    If di Grassi makes F1, let's hope he doesn't have any incidents like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYW-cw_is-U&feature=related

    Quite scary, that one.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:09

    amy, still up at 5 AM?

    I am inventing ways to stop my headset falling off, it is one of those behind the head ones and its not adjustible. My head is small.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:10

    I am inventing ways to stop my headset falling off, it is one of those behind the head ones and its not adjustible. My head is small.

    The things you do at 5am...

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 19:10

    you may not have been part of the doohickey conversation we had a few weeks ago. but i said back then i wanted to pull it because of the admin overhead it was causing us. the response i got back was - “we’ll all try harder to look at which post we’re commenting on”.

    I was .. and I had been trying to be good.

    I feel really bad at having a moan after all you do for us. I'll just have to get used to it.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 19:10

    I am inventing ways to stop my headset falling off, it is one of those behind the head ones and its not adjustible. My head is small.

    Use some sort of padding, maybe?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:11

    Use some sort of padding, maybe?

    At the momet I have tied my hair up around it, and then put a hat on to keep my hair in place. I forsee bobby pins in my future.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:12

    I am inventing ways to stop my headset falling off, it is one of those behind the head ones and its not adjustible. My head is small.

    Do you look like Kimi and his giant hat?

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:12

    At the momet I have tied my hair up around it, and then put a hat on to keep my hair in place. I forsee bobby pins in my future.

    i admire that dedication... picture?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:13

    Do you look like Kimi and his giant hat?

    I wish, its a bright orange Lewis vodafone hat. I can never wear this in public, in protest that its not a Heikki hat.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:13

    Do you look like Kimi and his giant hat?

    Do you reckon they'll make them available soon, so we can all make our heads look as small as his?

  • Jackie25/04/2009 at 19:14

    Do you look like Kimi and his giant hat?

    :D

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:17

    Gah, why does the Brits have to be not so good in the Speedway?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:17

    Gah, why does the Brits have to be not so good in the Speedway?

    I care not for Speedway.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:18

    Bassano Clapper: 25/04/2009 at 17:34

    It’s not THAT different from doohickey…

    It’s like using vinyl again after getting used to an iPod

    Yeah but doesn't vinyl sound better?

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 19:18

    Does anyone know the music used in the BBC's clips where Martin explains things like oversteer, understeer and about tyres? It might just be a BBC composed thing, hope it isn't.

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 19:19

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat): 25/04/2009 at 20:18:13

    Bassano Clapper: 25/04/2009 at 17:34

    It’s not THAT different from doohickey…

    It’s like using vinyl again after getting used to an iPod

    Yeah but doesn’t vinyl sound better?

    Nope, the gadget show showed that MP3's are alot better quality

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:19

    Does anyone know the music used in the BBC’s clips where Martin explains things like oversteer, understeer and about tyres? It might just be a BBC composed thing, hope it isn’t.

    Ooh good question, I was wondering that today.

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 19:19

    Yeah but doesn’t vinyl sound better?

    Nah, vinyl ages, so the quality deteriorates. You don't have that issue with MP3s.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:19

    I care not for Speedway.

    You don't know what your missing

  • Journeyer25/04/2009 at 19:20

    Ooh good question, I was wondering that today.

    Didn't someone mention it was a Prodigy song? Not sure on that count, though...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:20

    i admire that dedication… picture?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img00001-jpg

    I've had this computer 3 years and I've never used the webcam. Turns out its rubbish.

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 19:20

    You don’t know what your missing

    Ovals? I think we do ;)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:21

    Ovals? I think we do

    Its dirtier. And waaay more exciting

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:22

    I’ve had this computer 3 years and I’ve never used the webcam. Turns out its rubbish.

    hehe. that is an orange hat :)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:23

    hehe. that is an orange hat

    even if i hadn't turned the light on, you'd still be able to see it

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:23

    even if i hadn’t turned the light on, you’d still be able to see it

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:24

    Does LCLT work on an iPhone?

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 19:24

    Its dirtier. And waaay more exciting

    Ok, let me get this straight; Ovals + Bikes = Speedway

    Certain things i really don't like....Ovals and Dirtbikes

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:25

    Does LCLT work on an iPhone?

    sorta. you need two fingers to scroll.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:25

    even if i hadn’t turned the light on, you’d still be able to see it

    Your not going to lose a friend in a busy shopping area either

    Certain things i really don’t like….Ovals and Dirtbikes

    Your opinion, I respect. I think your wrong, but I respect.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:26

    Your not going to lose a friend in a busy shopping area either

    ooh handy. I always lose peoples in crowds, I'm too short and I can't see over other people.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:27

    You think Martin's gridwalks are good at the races:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiwXaP9-BZs

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:27

    RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo: 25/04/2009 at 19:17

    Gah, why does the Brits have to be not so good in the Speedway?

    Is Nicki Pedersen winning?

    I went to see this at Parken in Copenhagen last year. It was awesome!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:28

    Joe: 25/04/2009 at 19:18

    Does anyone know the music used in the BBC’s clips where Martin explains things like oversteer, understeer and about tyres? It might just be a BBC composed thing, hope it isn’t.

    It's the theme tune to "Mad Men" isn't it?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:28

    Jon Waldock: 25/04/2009 at 19:19

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat): 25/04/2009 at 20:18:13

    Bassano Clapper: 25/04/2009 at 17:34

    It’s not THAT different from doohickey…

    It’s like using vinyl again after getting used to an iPod

    Yeah but doesn’t vinyl sound better?

    Nope, the gadget show showed that MP3’s are alot better quality

    In what way? Isn't it a lossy format?

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 19:29

    RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo: 25/04/2009 at 20:25:02

    even if i hadn’t turned the light on, you’d still be able to see it

    Your not going to lose a friend in a busy shopping area either

    Certain things i really don’t like….Ovals and Dirtbikes

    Your opinion, I respect. I think your wrong, but I respect.

    I like Bike racing, don't get me wrong. However, i prefer circuit racing because you can see the bikes move around lots, but on speedway you've always got your rear hanging out.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:29

    me: 25/04/2009 at 19:25

    Does LCLT work on an iPhone?

    sorta. you need two fingers to scroll.

    explain.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:29

    Is Nicki Pedersen winning?

    Lindgren, pedersen, johnson, adams, hancokc, bjerre, crump and emil sotere..... in the last 8

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:29

    I FOUND IT! :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHS-0xMmlFk

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:29

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 19:27

    You think Martin’s gridwalks are good at the races:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiwXaP9-BZs

    That was class!

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:30

    explain.

    iphone doesn't support scroll bars, but you can still scroll content by putting two fingers on the comments and then make scolling actions.

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 19:30

    In what way? Isn’t it a lossy format?

    Dunno, but it's meant to be alot better quality wise, and you can hear the difference too apparently.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:30

    I like Bike racing, don’t get me wrong. However, i prefer circuit racing because you can see the bikes move around lots, but on speedway you’ve always got your rear hanging out.

    That's why it's good to watch. They are never fullly under control - even in a straight line!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:30

    It's RJD2 - "A Beautiful Mine"

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:31

    right, mp3 has downloaded. time to visualise a Legard-less Saturday.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 19:32

    I FOUND IT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHS-0xMmlFk

    You are so awesome. Thank you. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:33

    me: 25/04/2009 at 19:30

    explain.

    iphone doesn’t support scroll bars, but you can still scroll content by putting two fingers on the comments and then make scolling actions.

    Cheers! Still getting used to scrolling on my iPod Touch!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 19:35

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 19:30

    It’s RJD2 - “A Beautiful Mine”

    Who here likes "Mad Men"? It's just started here in DK - looks interesting...

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 19:35

    Nope, the gadget show showed that MP3’s are alot better quality

    Gadget show? Utter garbage.

    MP3 removes most of the frequencies above 16khz and is a digital format - it's an approximation of the audio wave

    Vinyl is an analog format and is lossless

    I'll take Vinyl any day - and after that I'll go for FLAC

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 19:37

    I’ll take Vinyl any day - and after that I’ll go for FLAC

    Then enjoy taking your Vinyl box and record player around with you ;)

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:43

    I'm not defending Legard in any way, regarding the replay fire thing, because I wasn't listening to him at the time, but Kubica does say he had two fires during quali today.

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 19:43

    Then enjoy taking your Vinyl box and record player around with you

    I have all my vinyl digitized to FLAC. ;)

    As I have decent audio players, they play FLAC natively. :D

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:45

    I have all my vinyl digitized to FLAC.

    how are you not single?

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:45

    how are you not single?

    how can YOU ask that?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 19:46

    I’m not defending Legard in any way, regarding the replay fire thing, because I wasn’t listening to him at the time, but Kubica does say he had two fires during quali today.

    Legard saw the second one and thought it was the first one?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:47

    Christine: 25/04/2009 at 20:45:41

    how are you not single?

    how can YOU ask that?

    Uh oh...

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:48

    Legard saw the second one and thought it was the first one?

    Sorry, I don't know what happened or what he said. I just thought I'd put the fact out there in case it helped. He's still rubbish :)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 19:49

    I’m not defending Legard in any way, regarding the replay fire thing, because I wasn’t listening to him at the time, but Kubica does say he had two fires during quali today.

    He did have 2 fires. You could clearly see that Kubica was having the second and Legard wasn't sure if it was a replay of the first or not.

    Scott, how the hell did you find out where that music was from?

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 19:49

    Scott, how the hell did you find out where that music was from?

    Didn't gavin say it?

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:49

    He did have 2 fires. You could clearly see that Kubica was having the second and Legard wasn’t sure if it was a replay of the first or not.

    I see. Apologies. Carry on.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 19:50

    Didn’t gavin say it?

    Oh. K then.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:50

    I didn't pick up on the fire thing when he said it, it was not noticing the timing screens had reset that got me. Thankfully that bit was cut out of our replay on tv here, otherwise I may have thrown something at the TV.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 19:50

    I found a issue with Jaunty. Sound recording doesn't work anymore. So I can host the calls tomorrow but I will be even quieter than usual :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:51

    Didn’t gavin say it?

    Yup, he mentioned something about the theme to Mad Men, so I searched it on YouTube and found it ;)

  • me25/04/2009 at 19:51

    I found a issue with Jaunty. Sound recording doesn’t work anymore. So I can host the calls tomorrow but I will be even quieter than usual

    ooh. understood. i did download the netbook version, but as yet have no looked at it.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 19:52

    Sorry, I don’t know what happened or what he said. I just thought I’d put the fact out there in case it helped. He’s still rubbish

    "Err... and that's a fire... Kubica had a fire earlier... I don't know if that's a replay... it is a replay... i don't know... Kubica might not have problems... if that's a rerun of a... erm... replay..."

    Agreed. :)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 19:53

    Question for Scott In Italy or Bassano. Is James Allen any good on RAI TV? I'm sure I heard that he would be speaking Italian too. Hope that's not as bad as Steve McLaren "speaking Dutch".

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:53

    Back again.

    Didn't expect the winner of the Speedway, but since about all but 1 other people here care about it. I'll carry on.

    “Err… and that’s a fire… Kubica had a fire earlier… I don’t know if that’s a replay… it is a replay… i don’t know… Kubica might not have problems… if that’s a rerun of a… erm… replay…”

    To be fair. I didn't know either. But on the fire note, that BMW is like a matchstick

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 19:55

    To be fair. I didn’t know either.

    But the two fires were very different?

    He should have a better idea of what's going on then us, anyway...

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:55

    He should have a better idea of what’s going on then us, anyway…

    And if not, just shhh instead of stumbling about.

  • Kathi25/04/2009 at 19:55

    ooh. understood. i did download the netbook version, but as yet have no looked at it.

    I think it's sth specific to my computer and my piquetness

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:56

    Christine: 25/04/2009 at 20:55:45

    He should have a better idea of what’s going on then us, anyway…

    And if not, just shhh instead of stumbling about.

    How can he not commentate on a fire?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 19:56

    I should not have listend to this 5 live commentary. Now I want it live.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:57

    Yes yes, another shameless plug:

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/

    Poll ends in 3 hours, so if you haven't voted then please do. And while you're there, feel free to take a look at some of my blog posts :)

    Just doin' the promo ;)

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 19:57

    How can he not commentate on a fire?

    There is a replay of the BMW on fire. It's not good when a fire happens in the pitlane but it doesn't seem to be affecting his performance. Or maybe it is, because they aren't doing particularly well right now.

    I'm no commentator, but that seems better to me than:

    “Err… and that’s a fire… Kubica had a fire earlier… I don’t know if that’s a replay… it is a replay… i don’t know… Kubica might not have problems… if that’s a rerun of a… erm… replay…”

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 19:58

    Just got moderated again.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 19:59

    I’m no commentator, but that seems better to me than:

    True. At least it wasn't a mistake this time.

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 20:00

    “Err… and that’s a fire… Kubica had a fire earlier… I don’t know if that’s a replay… it is a replay… i don’t know… Kubica might not have problems… if that’s a rerun of a… erm… replay…”

    umm....last time he got the replay thing wrong you jumped on him for getting it wrong? maybe he's just been cautious?!

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 20:01

    umm….last time he got the replay thing wrong you jumped on him for getting it wrong? maybe he’s just been cautious?!

    plus on fivelive, crofty wasnt sure if it was or not either

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 20:01

    umm….last time he got the replay thing wrong you jumped on him for getting it wrong? maybe he’s just been cautious?!

    Maybe one of the reasons he's getting on people's nerves is that he never sounds quite sure, like he's relying on Martin a lot. If he talked, confidently, as if he knew about F1, and made mistakes but corrected them, I think that would be more appealing than the waffle.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:02

    umm….last time he got the replay thing wrong you jumped on him for getting it wrong? maybe he’s just been cautious?!

    But if I could tell what was happening both times, why couldn't he?

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:03

    But if I could tell what was happening both times, why couldn’t he?

    in fairness, you're in a slightly less pressure situation than his is.

  • Aitch25/04/2009 at 20:13

    I haven't been around since Friday morning, Is there a reason Doohickey directs to lclt.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:15

    I haven’t been around since Friday morning, Is there a reason Doohickey directs to lclt.

    I'll give you this

    Drama on the high seas, remember Mr C getting annoyed over conversations going over two threads? Well that happend again, big time. so he took it off line or something and we have to use LCLT for the time being

  • Aitch25/04/2009 at 20:18

    I’ll give you this

    Drama on the high seas, remember Mr C getting annoyed over conversations going over two threads? Well that happend again, big time. so he took it off line or something and we have to use LCLT for the time being

    OK, thanks

  • Flibster25/04/2009 at 20:20

    how are you not single?

    Sheer bloody luck. :D

    how can YOU ask that?

    LMAO!

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:26

    Sorry to pick on him again, but I had to drop.io this:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/legards-next-point-mp3

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:27

    Sorry to pick on him again, but I had to drop.io this:

    noooooo

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:29

    Flibster: 25/04/2009 at 19:35

    Nope, the gadget show showed that MP3’s are alot better quality

    Gadget show? Utter garbage.

    MP3 removes most of the frequencies above 16khz and is a digital format - it’s an approximation of the audio wave

    Vinyl is an analog format and is lossless

    I’ll take Vinyl any day - and after that I’ll go for FLAC

    That's what I was getting at!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:30

    Flibster: 25/04/2009 at 19:43

    Then enjoy taking your Vinyl box and record player around with you

    I have all my vinyl digitized to FLAC.

    As I have decent audio players, they play FLAC natively.

    As you showed me in Hyde Park. They were some coool players dude!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:31

    me: 25/04/2009 at 19:45

    I have all my vinyl digitized to FLAC.

    how are you not single?

    Because most of his collection is albums?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:34

    Scott Woodwiss:25/04/2009 at 19:51

    Didn’t gavin say it?

    Yup, he mentioned something about the theme to Mad Men, so I searched it on YouTube and found it

    Tag Team! High Five! :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:35

    RIght.... so now the post is full of comments (like a post race, when it happened before) the lclt will not update on chrome unless I post...

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:36

    hey everyone,

    how are you all?

    wow..looks like i've got alot of catching up to do...

  • Kris25/04/2009 at 20:36

    Oh where, oh where has my doohickey gone

    Oh where, oh where can it be?

    With new comments up top

    and cool JQuery stuff

    Oh what are you doing to me?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:36

    lou: 25/04/2009 at 21:36:27

    hey everyone,

    how are you all? wow..looks like i’ve got alot of catching up to do…

    Hi Lou :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:37

    Kris: 25/04/2009 at 21:36:30

    Oh where, oh where has my doohickey gone Oh where, oh where can it be? With new comments up top and cool JQuery stuff Oh what are you doing to me?

    Sing it and send it into SPC ;)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:37

    hey everyone,

    Lou. How are you today?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:37

    lou: 25/04/2009 at 21:36:27

    hey everyone,

    how are you all? wow..looks like i’ve got alot of catching up to do…

    LOU! :D

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 20:37

    hey everyone,

    evening :)

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:38

    Thanks to Scott and Gavin for finding that song, btw. :)

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:38

    Hey Lou. :)

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:38

    Lou. How are you today?

    i'm alright, only just managed to watch quali. Life has been a bit mental these last couple of days. God AS revision is a nightmare.

    LOU!

    hi, have you missed me :P

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:39

    hi, have you missed me

    we were worried!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:40

    Dom: 25/04/2009 at 21:38:15

    Thanks to Scott and Gavin for finding that song, btw.

    No probs mate ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:40

    hi, have you missed me

    I think we all have!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:40

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 21:40:08

    hi, have you missed me

    I think we all have!

    Yeah - we had no idea what was happening with the Brawns out there today ;)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 20:41

    Yeah - we had no idea what was happening with the Brawns out there today

    Nor did rubens by how angry and sad he sounds :(

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:41

    hi, have you missed me

    It ain't a Sidepodday without lou.

    And Scott and Gavin and Lukeh and Steven and you get the idea

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:41

    Tag Team! High Five!

    Hells yeah, ma brother from another mother! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:42

    And Scott and Gavin and Lukeh and Steven and you get the idea

    :D We are the Sidepodcrew ;)

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:42

    Yeah - we had no idea what was happening with the Brawns out there today

    I had an eye or two on them. ;)

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:43

    we were worried!

    hehe, i would have popped by to say hi, but as i say revision got in the way so i thought i'd wait till the weekend to catch up. i was gonna try and attempt to catch up yesterday but i got back from france pretty late and pretty exhausted

    I think we all have!

    aw

    Yeah - we had no idea what was happening with the Brawns out there today

    neither did i till about 30mins ago :P

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:43

    Yeah - we had no idea what was happening with the Brawns out there today

    Jenson and Rubens looked like they were missing her support ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:44

    By the way - team names tomorrow should be doohickey vs. lclt!

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:44

    wow looks like journeyer is pretty close to overtaking me in the top commenters list...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:44

    lou: 25/04/2009 at 21:44:08

    wow looks like journeyer is pretty close to overtaking me in the top commenters list…

    Just pull a Sutil and we'll be OK ;)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:44

    By the way - team names tomorrow should be doohickey vs. lclt!

    haha. Nice one. Or Webber v Sutil

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:45

    Jenson and Rubens looked like they were missing her support

    hehe yeah they didn't look 100% competitive. i'm not too happy with jenson's lack of optimisim about the start tomorrow. although i can't really blame him, he does have the kers guys behind him...

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:46

    Just pull a Sutil and we’ll be OK

    hehe i feel so sorry for webber. he looked so happy in the pre- quali interview.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:46

    haha. Nice one. Or Webber v Sutil

    Baggsy team Sutil :D

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 20:46

    hehe yeah they didn’t look 100% competitive. i’m not too happy with jenson’s lack of optimisim about the start tomorrow. although i can’t really blame him, he does have the kers guys behind him…

    Did anyone see what Rubens said to Autosport?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:46

    any questions that require prior research? I have a long day ahead :D

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:47

    although i can’t really blame him, he does have the kers guys behind him…

    Rubens is in a worse postion though...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:47

    lou: 25/04/2009 at 21:45:43

    Jenson and Rubens looked like they were missing her support

    hehe yeah they didn’t look 100% competitive. i’m not too happy with jenson’s lack of optimisim about the start tomorrow. although i can’t really blame him, he does have the kers guys behind him…

    It is strange how the other teams have caught up so much and so quickly. I said earlier that I think Jenson will regret later on in the season that he only got half points in Malaysia...

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 20:47

    Grid tonight, anyone?

    I'd fancy some Americana muscle racing if anyone's up for it.

    On the subject of FLAC files. I don't notice a difference between and that and mp3. F:AC file sizes are massive anyway. Anything over 8MB for a 3 minute song is overkill for me.

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:47

    Did anyone see what Rubens said to Autosport?

    am just about to pluck up courage to open my feed reader...

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:47

    Rubens is in a worse postion though…

    that's very true.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:48

    any questions that require prior research? I have a long day ahead

    Have you been up all night? (Thats not a research question btw)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:48

    Lukeh: 25/04/2009 at 21:46:35

    hehe yeah they didn’t look 100% competitive. i’m not too happy with jenson’s lack of optimisim about the start tomorrow. although i can’t really blame him, he does have the kers guys behind him…

    Did anyone see what Rubens said to Autosport?

    Nope. I'm watching the buildup bits that I missed earlier...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:48

    Grid tonight, anyone?

    Can I just say, go Dom, closing up on Scotty's time in the laptime comp

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:48

    Grid tonight, anyone?

    I’d fancy some Americana muscle racing if anyone’s up for it.

    Sounds good, wouldn't mind a good contingent though.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:48

    Can I just say, go Dom, closing up on Scotty’s time in the laptime comp

    No-one can unseat me! Mwahaha ;)

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:49

    Have you been up all night? (Thats not a research question btw)

    Sadly, not for the first time in my life. In about half an hour I'll be popping to the shop to buy some milk to have my breakfast :)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 20:49

    Nope. I’m watching the buildup bits that I missed earlier…

    Q. How was qualifying?

    Rubens Barrichello: Well do you want to know my real feeling, it is probably not good to write, but anyway.

    :(

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:49

    Sadly, not for the first time in my life. In about half an hour I’ll be popping to the shop to buy some milk to have my breakfast

    you haven't slept at all?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:49

    Can I just say, go Dom, closing up on Scotty’s time in the laptime comp

    Someone's been keeping an eye on the wiki. ;)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:50

    Sadly, not for the first time in my life. In about half an hour I’ll be popping to the shop to buy some milk to have my breakfast

    You, my friend, are mad on sooo many sidepodcast levels.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:50

    Sadly, not for the first time in my life. In about half an hour I’ll be popping to the shop to buy some milk to have my breakfast

    And you've been up how long?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:50

    Someone’s been keeping an eye on the wiki.

    I check all the updates ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:50

    Amy: 25/04/2009 at 21:49:05

    Have you been up all night? (Thats not a research question btw)

    Sadly, not for the first time in my life. In about half an hour I’ll be popping to the shop to buy some milk to have my breakfast

    Dear oh dear Amy. Don't overdo it - you'll faint because of exhaustion and then you'll have to spend the next 6 months convincing doctors that you don't have epilepsy...

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:51

    you haven’t slept at all?

    I woke up at 4pm yesterday, so I've only been awake for 15 hours. I seem to sleep all day on Saturdays then not at all on Saturday nights, I did it a lot at uni and never broke the habit.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:51

    Is it me or does DC try very hard not to show a deep dislike of EJ?

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:52

    Is it me or does DC try very hard not to show a deep dislike of EJ?

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would've glocked him one.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 20:52

    Can I just say, go Dom, closing up on Scotty’s time in the laptime comp

    And not go me? You're forgetting I'm ahead of Dom!

    Sounds good, wouldn’t mind a good contingent though.

    Certainly. If Chris was on, that'd be good. Don't think we could have anyone else as Luke's 360 done a Sato.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:52

    Oh BTW - my Venezuelan friend hates Hamilton but loves Button (literally ;) )

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:53

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would’ve glocked him one.

    Haha, Glocked him :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:53

    Is it me or does DC try very hard not to show a deep dislike of EJ?

    I miss Gascoyne

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:53

    me: 25/04/2009 at 21:52:23

    Is it me or does DC try very hard not to show a deep dislike of EJ?

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would’ve glocked him one.

    Will tell you when I watch ity ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:53

    Certainly. If Chris was on, that’d be good. Don’t think we could have anyone else as Luke’s 360 done a Sato.

    Shame :/

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:53

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 21:53:02

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would’ve glocked him one.

    Haha, Glocked him

    WD Mr. C :D

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 20:54

    Certainly. If Chris was on, that’d be good. Don’t think we could have anyone else as Luke’s 360 done a Sato.

    It's a conspi-race-y. :(

    Race! Racing! Conspir...a....ahh i'll get my jacket.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:54

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would’ve glocked him one.

    You don't mean glocked him as in using Glock do you? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:54

    Race! Racing! Conspir…a….ahh i’ll get my jacket.

    :D

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 20:55

    What's with all the Jordan dislike? I thought when he was announced, everyone was whoopin' and a-hollerin'.

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:55

    What’s with all the Jordan dislike? I thought when he was announced, everyone was whoopin’ and a-hollerin’.

    i was. turns out he's a bit of a twonk.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:55

    i was. turns out he’s a bit of a twonk.

    Heheheee, twonk :D

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:55

    It is strange how the other teams have caught up so much and so quickly. I said earlier that I think Jenson will regret later on in the season that he only got half points in Malaysia…

    yeah, i never doubted that jenson would be unhappy with just getting 5 points... not sure what he has to regret though ;) i'm not sure that the other teams have caught up that much.. i think it's the conditions. Traditionally honda were useless in bahrain, and i honestly didn't expect them to be super quick this year either. I wasn't surprising Vettel to be as quick... actually maybe i should save this untill i see the fuel weights...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:55

    What’s with all the Jordan dislike? I thought when he was announced, everyone was whoopin’ and a-hollerin’.

    Theres a difference of pre determining it and post watching it.

    Like everyone thought Jake would be useless, but, y'know how we feel now

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 20:56

    What’s with all the Jordan dislike? I thought when he was announced, everyone was whoopin’ and a-hollerin’.

    The passing of time was great for making us forget how annoying he was.

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:56

    Like everyone thought Jake would be useless, but, y’know how we feel now

    it's fair to say, everything i though pre-season has been incorrect except for ted.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:56

    Joe: 25/04/2009 at 21:55:03

    What’s with all the Jordan dislike? I thought when he was announced, everyone was whoopin’ and a-hollerin’.

    Because he's too cynical, he argues with DC too much and Gascoyne is much better because he provides a deep technical analysis!

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:56

    The passing of time was great for making us forget how annoying he was.

    i really liked him as a team owner.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:57

    it’s fair to say, everything i though pre-season has been incorrect except for ted.

    and Martin?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:57

    lou: 25/04/2009 at 21:55:55

    It is strange how the other teams have caught up so much and so quickly. I said earlier that I think Jenson will regret later on in the season that he only got half points in Malaysia…

    yeah, i never doubted that jenson would be unhappy with just getting 5 points… not sure what he has to regret though i’m not sure that the other teams have caught up that much.. i think it’s the conditions. Traditionally honda were useless in bahrain, and i honestly didn’t expect them to be super quick this year either. I wasn’t surprising Vettel to be as quick… actually maybe i should save this untill i see the fuel weights…

    Welcome back Lou ;)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 20:57

    Because he’s too cynical, he argues with DC too much and Gascoyne is much better because he provides a deep technical analysis!

    And gascoyne looks like a elf and that makes me giggle

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:57

    Because he’s too cynical, he argues with DC too much and Gascoyne is much better because he provides a deep technical analysis!

    it was my idea for f1 to go to china don't ya know? meeee.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 20:57

    The races which I can't wait for this year more than before are Monaco and Monza. 2 races which are unique, and because it'll be far enough into the season for the pecking order to be vert different to how it is now, we can sort of compare performance to last year.

  • me25/04/2009 at 20:57

    and Martin?

    as yes. him too.

  • lou25/04/2009 at 20:57

    Welcome back Lou

    :D tis very good to be back. it's been a strance couple of evenings without the comments.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:58

    it was my idea for f1 to go to china don’t ya know? meeee.

    yer wot?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:58

    RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo: 25/04/2009 at 21:57:09

    it’s fair to say, everything i though pre-season has been incorrect except for ted.

    and Martin?

    Just seen them walk and talk for the first time - amazing! Through the back of a garage!

    Oh - they're walking again! Like they actually care about more than one driver!

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 20:58

    yer wot?

    Its nice to see him getting better.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:58

    And gascoyne looks like a elf and that makes me giggle

    That alone should decide it. :P

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 20:59

    Its nice to see him getting better.

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:59

    F1 Cribs? BBC, I love you!

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 20:59

    Would be good to see Eddie next year if Carroll got into F1. I swear to god, the thought of Carroll in F1 is making me beam.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 20:59

    F1 Cribs? BBC, I love you!

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 20:59

    Buemi has a flash house eh?

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 21:00

    F1 Cribs? BBC, I love you!

    I found some 'tour round Buemis house' on youtube, I love the way he says 'dining room'

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 21:00

    Evening all

    Just scanning through the comments and notice Christine is having difficulty finding summaries. Would it not be easier to just have a wiki page where people could post their summaries?

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 21:00

    Buemi has a flash house eh?

    "You can see the pool a lot, I can go swim a lot."

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:01

    Joe: 25/04/2009 at 21:59:12

    Would be good to see Eddie next year if Carroll got into F1. I swear to god, the thought of Carroll in F1 is making me beam.

    It will be very difficult for him to come back - and besides, with a stronger Indycar series and ALMS, why would he want to?

  • lou25/04/2009 at 21:01

    Rubens is lighter than Button! Hamilton and Button on the same fuel levels! *is speachless* i'm away from the f1 world for a few days and Mclaren catch up... and Brawn... well... i blame... the conditions...

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 21:02

    Rubens is lighter than Button! Hamilton and Button on the same fuel levels! *is speachless* i’m away from the f1 world for a few days and Mclaren catch up… and Brawn… well… i blame… the conditions…

    Brawn are still ahead.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:02

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat): 25/04/2009 at 22:01:10

    Joe: 25/04/2009 at 21:59:12

    Would be good to see Eddie next year if Carroll got into F1. I swear to god, the thought of Carroll in F1 is making me beam.

    It will be very difficult for him to come back - and besides, with a stronger Indycar series and ALMS, why would he want to?

    He said that he could get into either F1 or IRL, which indicates that he really wants one of those 2, or either. Besides, if he's A1GP champion, why the hell not? Can't be worse than Nelson Piquet.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:02

    Rubens is lighter than Button! Hamilton and Button on the same fuel levels! *is speachless* i’m away from the f1 world for a few days and Mclaren catch up… and Brawn… well… i blame… the conditions…

    Richard Branson's smile caused glare from the sun for the Brawn drivers I say. I blame that. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:02

    Rubens is lighter than Button! Hamilton and Button on the same fuel levels! *is speachless* i’m away from the f1 world for a few days and Mclaren catch up… and Brawn… well… i blame… the conditions…

    How are the conditions to blame? do you mean the extreme heat?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 21:02

    Rubens is lighter than Button! Hamilton and Button on the same fuel levels! *is speachless* i’m away from the f1 world for a few days and Mclaren catch up… and Brawn… well… i blame… the conditions…

    Excuses, excuses. I might as well blame the fire for Kubica's poor performance ;)

  • lou25/04/2009 at 21:03

    Brawn are still ahead.

    i know... i was just... i dunno... not really expecting it.. lol

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:03

    Ooh, there's a live broadcast of an FSR race just about to start on PSRTV :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:03

    He said that he could get into either F1 or IRL, which indicates that he really wants one of those 2, or either. Besides, if he’s A1GP champion, why the hell not? Can’t be worse than Nelson Piquet.

    Well good luck to him - but he didn't do very well in GP2 last year did he?

  • lou25/04/2009 at 21:03

    How are the conditions to blame? do you mean the extreme heat?

    erm.. i'm not sure really :P erm sure why not ;)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:03

    Rubens is lighter than Button! Hamilton and Button on the same fuel levels! *is speachless* i’m away from the f1 world for a few days and Mclaren catch up… and Brawn… well… i blame… the conditions…

    It's not the end of the world. Brawn won't be super quick everywhere, and nor will Toyota, Red Bull or anyone else.

  • Andy+Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:03

    Vinyl is an analog format and is lossless

    I’ll take Vinyl any day - and after that I’ll go for FLAC

    Vinyl isn't lossless, it can't reproduce very low or very high frequencies. A digital recording is always going to be an approximation of the analogue signal, but the approximation is usally close enough that we can't tell the difference.

    Purely by chance, vinyl recordings sound "right" to the human ear, but most of us either can't tell the difference or are happy to put up with a slight degradation in quality in return for the ability to listen on the go.

    Next thing you'll be telling us about the special oxygen free cable you use to connect the record player to the amplifier, you know, the one that has to be "run in" for 2 weeks and cost 2 grand. ;)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:05

    Well good luck to him - but he didn’t do very well in GP2 last year did he?

    True. I just want an Irish guy racing again damnit. One that isn't a-hole like Eddie Irvine. is it too much to ask?! :(

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 21:05

    True. I just want an Irish guy racing again damnit. One that isn’t a-hole like Eddie Irvine. is it too much to ask?!

    Where's Ralph Firman these days?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:05

    Next thing you’ll be telling us about the special oxygen free cable you use to connect the record player to the amplifier, you know, the one that has to be “run in” for 2 weeks and cost 2 grand.

    I used to sell those - that was the only way I could make comission on Stereo sales.

    I'll tell you what - standard cable is rubbish. WHen you use better cable, you get better picture and wider range of sounds. Even a pleb like me can tell the difference ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:06

    Joe: 25/04/2009 at 22:05:07

    Well good luck to him - but he didn’t do very well in GP2 last year did he?

    True. I just want an Irish guy racing again damnit. One that isn’t a-hole like Eddie Irvine. is it too much to ask?!

    Of course not!

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:07

    Where’s Ralph Firman these days?

    Oh please. That guy was as Irish as millions of Americans. Hate that flipping.......ggrr.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 21:07

    Richard Branson’s smile caused glare from the sun for the Brawn drivers I say. I blame that.

    We need to depress that man quickly!

    Has he seen the picture of flavio?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 21:08

    Oh please. That guy was as Irish as millions of Americans. Hate that flipping…….ggrr.

    I was just wondering...

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:08

    Where’s Ralph Firman these days?

    Last I heard of him he was racing a Honda NSX in Japanese Super GT. Presumably still is. My dad use to have him as a regular when he owned a pub.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:08

    Has he seen the picture of flavio?

    *shudders*

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:09

    RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo: 25/04/2009 at 22:08:07

    Oh please. That guy was as Irish as millions of Americans. Hate that flipping…….ggrr.

    I was just wondering…

    Well to answer your question, I hope he's somewhere which isn't anywhere near an F1 race seat. If he gets in again, I'll throw something very far and hope it hits him.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:10

    me: 25/04/2009 at 21:57:36

    Because he’s too cynical, he argues with DC too much and Gascoyne is much better because he provides a deep technical analysis!

    it was my idea for f1 to go to china don’t ya know? meeee.

    He didn't say that - he said "I was one of the people Bernie got involved in bringing F1 to China".

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:10

    Well to answer your question, I hope he’s somewhere which isn’t anywhere near an F1 race seat. If he gets in again, I’ll throw something very far and hope it hits him.

    I'll try and become the next big Irish driver then I think :D

    Although I don't have enough money... I can't drive.... and I'm not Irish. They may be a problem.

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:12

    I’ll tell you what - standard cable is rubbish. WHen you use better cable, you get better picture and wider range of sounds. Even a pleb like me can tell the difference

    Maybe, but the "one way only" type cables are a complete waste of money. What really annoys me more than anything is the special digital (and optical) cables. What's the point when the signal will either arrive at the other end or it won't?

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:13

    He didn’t say that - he said “I was one of the people Bernie got involved in bringing F1 to China”.

    Well he is responsible then if he didn't say "Oi Bernie! NO!"

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:13

    Although I don’t have enough money… I can’t drive…. and I’m not Irish. They may be a problem.

    Just say you're 1/16th Irish. Americans do it so it MUST work. :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:16

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would’ve glocked him one.

    Hmm odd - he seemed to think that Silverstone would have the race in 2010 because Bernie was the Master of Reverse Pyschology...

    There was an interesting follow-up to that. DC replied with:

    DC: "Well that's where I've been going wrong because you always understood reverse pyschology and I always took people at Face Value"

    EJ: "That's why you never drove for me David!

    DC: "Well thankfully, that was the case!"

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:20

    what the feck was all that EJ BRDC stuff about today? i would’ve glocked him one.

    Part 2:

    It was a bit offensive that EJ suggested that Damon Hill and DC were not doing everything they could to keep the British GP... DC should have lamped him!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:21

    OK... Now I'm on the lclt and not many people are commenting - I'm scared I'm in the wrong thread!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:22

    I'm still here, Gav!

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 21:22

    OK… Now I’m on the lclt and not many people are commenting - I’m scared I’m in the wrong thread!

    What, you really think I'll leave you all alone? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:22

    What, you really think I’ll leave you all alone?

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:22

    I’m still here, Gav!

    What, you really think I’ll leave you all alone?

    Aww bless ;)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:23

    OK… Now I’m on the lclt and not many people are commenting - I’m scared I’m in the wrong thread!

    am watching bill bailey videos :)

    It always surprises me how musically talented he is!

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 21:24

    Although I don’t have enough money… I can’t drive…. and I’m not Irish. They may be a problem.

    hehe :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/04/2009 at 21:26

    You know what I hate about these new tracks? There's zero penalty for going off the track because of all the tarmac runoffs!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:27

    I got a new pair of team names: Piquet vs Grosjean ;)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:28

    I got a new pair of team names: Piquet vs Grosjean

    Johnathon Legard vs Replays :P

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:28

    For some reason I'm really looking foward to Valencia this year. As well as the 4 classic venues.

  • me25/04/2009 at 21:28

    giggles eat your heart out, there's a new crooner in town:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/a-song-for-felipe-baby/

  • lou25/04/2009 at 21:29

    For some reason I’m really looking foward to Valencia this year. As well as the 4 classic venues.

    why are you looking forward to Valencia?

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:30

    me: 25/04/2009 at 22:28:54

    giggles eat your heart out, there’s a new crooner in town:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/25/a-song-for-felipe-baby/

    OH......MY......GOD! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:30

    Christine has a brilliant singing voice!

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:32

    Christine has a brilliant singing voice!

    Wow. Just wow. This is fantastic. We need a video now.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:33

    Wow. Just wow. This is fantastic. We need a video now.

    Isn't it just! I'm like "Is that really Christine!" She's amazing! :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 21:33

    Christine has a brilliant singing voice!

    The lyrics are fantastic as well :D

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 21:34

    giggles eat your heart out, there’s a new crooner in town:

    Wow! That's fantastic! :D

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:35

    Christine has a brilliant singing voice!

    She does, wow! That was mega impressive. I'm expecting sooo many retweets on twitter now about it :P

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 21:36

    RIght…. so now the post is full of comments (like a post race, when it happened before) the lclt will not update on chrome unless I post…

    I find with Chrome if you point at the down arrow on the scroll bar without clicking new comments then load.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:36

    That's just made me want to do a song of my own even more :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 21:37

    She does, wow! That was mega impressive. I’m expecting sooo many retweets on twitter now about it

    that was my first retweet ever, I never bother with them but that needs one :)

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:38

    I've just found a great story for you Gavin - New Scientist visted a hi-fi show where Quad were demonstrating their latest speakers to an excited and appreciative audience of hi-fi geeks^W enthusisasts. The journalist noticed that the speaker cables looked familiar - they were bright orange. He asked where they came from. The answer - we got them from the DIY store across the road, they're from a standard mains extension lead. Cost £20.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 21:41

    So, who broke the doohickey?

  • me25/04/2009 at 21:41

    So, who broke the doohickey?

    guilty.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 21:42

    guilty.

    I don't need to ask who is fixing it. :P

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:43

    I don’t need to ask who is fixing it.

    Don't hold your breath.

  • me25/04/2009 at 21:43

    I don’t need to ask who is fixing it.

    am on it.

  • me25/04/2009 at 21:44

    Don’t hold your breath.

    had the tiniest of breakthroughs with rubbishy old wordpress. more soon.

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 21:44

    had the tiniest of breakthroughs with rubbishy old wordpress. more soon.

    With Piquety old Wordpress. Actually... that doesn't work. As you were.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 21:45

    am on it.

    The monster rises up to take on it's creator.....

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:45

    had the tiniest of breakthroughs with rubbishy old wordpress. more soon.

    watch this space!

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:46

    The monster rises up to take on it’s creator…..

    Coming soon - Sidepodcast, presented by Christine and a real-time commenting solution (or should that be nightmare)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:50

    why are you looking forward to Valencia?

    See, it annoys me when people moan about how the Valencia track is crap. I ask why and they say "because the race was crap". A race equates to a track layout how exactly? Monaco doesn't accomodate much but is still seen as a great track. Valencia looks like a very fun track to drive, especially the final sector.

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 21:51

    See, it annoys me when people moan about how the Valencia track is crap. I ask why and they say “because the race was crap”. A race equates to a track layout how exactly? Monaco doesn’t accomodate much but is still seen as a great track. Valencia looks like a very fun track to drive, especially the final sector.

    Too many corners in a short distance with only one line per corner. The design of the track is a disaster.

  • chris evans25/04/2009 at 21:51

    Coming soon - Sidepodcast, presented by Christine and a real-time commenting solution (or should that be nightmare)

    It began, as a simple real-time commenting solution. Little did they know........

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 21:52

    See, it annoys me when people moan about how the Valencia track is crap. I ask why and they say “because the race was crap”. A race equates to a track layout how exactly? Monaco doesn’t accomodate much but is still seen as a great track. Valencia looks like a very fun track to drive, especially the final sector.

    For me, there were two main problems with Valencia the track: it created too much field spread, and it was a building site to look at.

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 21:52

    Niki Lauda is going to be a space cadet

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/74834

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:52

    See, it annoys me when people moan about how the Valencia track is crap. I ask why and they say “because the race was crap”. A race equates to a track layout how exactly? Monaco doesn’t accomodate much but is still seen as a great track. Valencia looks like a very fun track to drive, especially the final sector.

    in lou's defence there she was just asking why you were looking forward to it. Although i'm not a fan of Valencia, it's too... concretey. I know that's an awful reason but there's just a horrid bland feel to the track layout, the surrounding and the event in general. Just doesn't seem a fun track personally.

  • cian25/04/2009 at 21:52

    Valencia looks like a very fun track to drive, especially the final sector.

    More fun that Bahrain anyways =P Evenings :)

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 21:53

    Niki Lauda is going to be a space cadet

    i saw that earlier, love it

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 21:54

    The Graham Hill film is available on the iplayer. I haven't seen it yet so I don't know if it is any good or not.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00bv14q/Graham_Hill_Driven/

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 21:54

    Niki Lauda is going to be a space cadet

    Rubens is too - I wonder if that's part of the sponsorship deal.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:55

    The Graham Hill film is available on the iplayer. I haven’t seen it yet so I don’t know if it is any good or not.

    I watched it a few months ago and I found it captivating, so much more of a fan about Graham Hill and his history from watching it. Dare I say it had me a bit emotional at times.

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 21:55

    Rubens is too - I wonder if that’s part of the sponsorship deal.

    Rubens is only getting a back seat but Niki is getting to drive.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:56

    Actually I shall watch this again. So so good. Cheers for the link steven.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 21:57

    It was inevitable

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/SidepodSingles

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:57

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghh7loRIPaU

    From 1:37 to the end looks especially fun.

  • cian25/04/2009 at 21:58

    I watched it a few months ago and I found it captivating, so much more of a fan about Graham Hill and his history from watching it. Dare I say it had me a bit emotional at times.

    Same about the Jim Clark one. I watched it last night having read quite a lot about him, but I never heard his voice before. Was a bit strange to finally put a voice to the face. Great film.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 21:59

    Same about the Jim Clark one. I watched it last night having read quite a lot about him, but I never heard his voice before. Was a bit strange to finally put a voice to the face. Great film.

    Totally agree, this entire series is really fantastic viewing. I'm really gutted I missed out on the JYS one. :(

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 21:59

    Same about the Jim Clark one. I watched it last night having read quite a lot about him, but I never heard his voice before. Was a bit strange to finally put a voice to the face. Great film.

    Juan Manuel!

    How Grid going?:P

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 21:59

    RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo: 25/04/2009 at 22:57:47

    It was inevitable

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/SidepodSingles

    Ooh, good one :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 21:59

    Just listening to Stand By LewHam

    L.M.F.A.O :D

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 21:59

    Totally agree, this entire series is really fantastic viewing. I’m really gutted I missed out on the JYS one.

    Thats the only one I've seen, and it was great. I have the Jim Clark one lined up to watch next.

  • cian25/04/2009 at 22:00

    How Grid going?

    Yo Guiseppe, have improved a bit over whats on the wiki, will post it soon. Been trying to finish the thesis, so havent spent much time on it. Hows the yanks? You surviving?

  • cian25/04/2009 at 22:00

    Totally agree, this entire series is really fantastic viewing. I’m really gutted I missed out on the JYS one.

    :o Didnt know there was JYS one :(

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:01

    I've got my idea for a song now. Just gotta rework the lyrics ;)

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 22:02

    I’ve got my idea for a song now. Just gotta rework the lyrics

    W00t! More Sidepodsingles.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:02

    W00t! More Sidepodsingles.

    I'll give a hint - think McLaren ;)

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 22:02

    Yo Guiseppe, have improved a bit over whats on the wiki, will post it soon. Been trying to finish the thesis, so havent spent much time on it. Hows the yanks? You surviving?

    Nice.

    Well, they finally bloody rang us today, and they're coming tomorrow. Though they're only staying in the country until Wednesday, we though they'd stay longer. And they're actually only staying here for tomorrow night. So......yeeeeeeeees! They'll be here for a day or 2 and then bog off. Thank christ.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 22:03

    W00t! More Sidepodsingles.

    I am more than willing to take credit for the Mika/Heikki ones I uploaded even though I clearly didn't make them.

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 22:03

    I’ll give a hint - think McLaren

    Still no clue.

    Someone do a Coldplay or Muse one. Pleeeeaaaaaase.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:03

    Someone do a Coldplay or Muse one. Pleeeeaaaaaase.

    Please PLEASE don't tempt me

  • cian25/04/2009 at 22:04

    So……yeeeeeeeees! They’ll be here for a day or 2 and then bog off. Thank christ.

    lol. Thats the spirit! :p

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:04

    I am more than willing to take credit for the Mika/Heikki ones I uploaded even though I clearly didn’t make them.

    Trust me, at times all I can think of is

    'Heikki, Heikki, Heikki Kovalainen'

  • Christine25/04/2009 at 22:04

    Please PLEASE don’t tempt me

    Awww, you know you want to.

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 22:05

    Trust me, at times all I can think of is

    ‘Heikki, Heikki, Heikki Kovalainen’

    time to upload the Alonso one then, that's even MORE catchy

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:06

    time to upload the Alonso one then, that’s even MORE catchy

    Noooooooo.

    Hmmm, wait a minute.

  • lou25/04/2009 at 22:06

    The Graham Hill film is available on the iplayer. I haven’t seen it yet so I don’t know if it is any good or not.

    i loved the graham hill film alot.

    Please PLEASE don’t tempt me

    ah go on! you know you want to! :P

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 22:06

    Hmmm, wait a minute.

    Come on, they compare him to Superman!

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:06

    ‘Heikki, Heikki, Heikki Kovalainen’

    Me too!

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:06

    Awww, you know you want to.

    Mmm... we'll see. ;)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:07

    Hmmm, wait a minute.

    I wasn't thinking along the lines of Alonso lets say that

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:07

    a whole post from ollie:

    http://blogf1.co.uk/2009/04/25/christine-sings-a-song-for-felipe-baby/

  • Amy25/04/2009 at 22:08

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/magic-alonso-mp3

    I often find myself singing 'no quiero Barrichello' when I'm alone

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 22:13

    Just caught up on comments after golfing then beer with Dad, looks like I missed an interesting afternoon. :-)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:14

    If you're able to listen to it:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/macca-song-preview-wma#

    ;)

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 22:18

    If you’re able to listen to it: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/macca-song-preview-wma#

    You ALL have way too much time on your hands!

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:19

    If you’re able to listen to it: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/macca-song-preview-wma#

    Haha, awesome. :)

    I'll record mine tomorrow...

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 22:21

    I so wish Grid had some sort of Save Replay feature. With FIFA games, you can upload replays onto the EA Sports site, and then watch the replays from your own profile, it couldn't have been too difficult for Codemasters to do similar. Even just saving them to your HD........damnit Codemasters :(

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:21

    Just trying to find an instrumental of the song to put it with ;)

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 22:22

    Just trying to find an instrumental of the song to put it with

    i have bad images of you searching google for "Blue - All Rise instrumental"

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:23

    i have bad images of you searching google for “Blue - All Rise instrumental”

    which is what I'm doing right now :D

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 22:24

    which is what I’m doing right now

    indeed....

  • lou25/04/2009 at 22:24

    Just trying to find an instrumental of the song to put it with

    check youtube... there are often loads of instrumentals on there..

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 22:26

    check youtube… there are often loads of instrumentals on there..

    Or have a go with Audacity or a similar audio editing program.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:28

    Or have a go with Audacity or a similar audio editing program.

    You mean take the vocals out of the song? I've got the album so I could rip the song and try that.

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 22:30

    I’ve got the album so I could rip the song and try that.

    oh.dear

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:30

    Someoen take that spade off Scott before he digs himself into a deeper hole! :P

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 22:30

    Totally agree, this entire series is really fantastic viewing. I’m really gutted I missed out on the JYS one.

    I'm still wondering how to share this, I managed to obtain it :)

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:32

    Someoen take that spade off Scott before he digs himself into a deeper hole!

    Fine, I'll stop.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:33

    Scott Woodwiss: 25/04/2009 at 23:32:21

    Someoen take that spade off Scott before he digs himself into a deeper hole!

    Fine, I’ll stop.

    To quote buemi... nooo! :(

    S'all just for fun anyways. I'll record mine either tonight or tomorrow.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:34

    To quote buemi… nooo!

    Nope, you made your point.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:35

    S’all just for fun anyways. I’ll record mine either tonight or tomorrow.

    Same here. Though after it could be intresting to see how long Timo waits before giving me a restraining order.

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 22:35

    Someoen take that spade off Scott before he digs himself into a deeper hole! :P

    Which is worse, making a parody of a Blue song or owning a Blue CD?

  • Joe25/04/2009 at 22:39

    Or have a go with Audacity or a similar audio editing program.

    Search on google how to do it. You might not get it 100%, but it should make the vocals pretty quiet. If you do it that is.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:40

    Nope, you made your point.

    Noo! :(

    Don't be silly, just go for it. We're all in the same boat is trying to reach Christine's epically good singing anyways! :P

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:41

    Lukeh: 25/04/2009 at 23:40:03

    Nope, you made your point.

    Noo!

    Don’t be silly, just go for it. We’re all in the same boat is trying to reach Christine’s epically good singing anyways!

    But it's obvious the song choice is ridiculous, and I can't think of anything else which would be suitable to make into an F1-related song.

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 22:42

    Alternatively - a visit to the music man. section of the local library and a couple of hours copying out the dots into garageband, then sing over the top... then you can edit etc just to use the section you want to without any of the messy stuff.

    (although if you have access to a reel-to-reel, a razor blade and the right width of splicing tape it could be easier down that way... but I'm old fashioned like that, lol, cos I could do things on tape that were a pita to do electronically, lol)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:42

    But it’s obvious the song choice is ridiculous, and I can’t think of anything else which would be suitable to make into an F1-related song.

    There's annnnnnnything you can do,doesn't just have to be that song, just give yourself time to think :)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:42

    Don’t be silly, just go for it. We’re all in the same boat is trying to reach Christine’s epically good singing anyways!

    doh, ray, me, far, so, la, te, doh.

    tough work, this singing malarky.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:43

    There’s annnnnnnything you can do,doesn’t just have to be that song, just give yourself time to think

    Trust me, hear my song, and you could use Beethoven to do it

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 22:44

    But it’s obvious the song choice is ridiculous, and I can’t think of anything else which would be suitable to make into an F1-related song.

    Almost anything would be suitable with the 'right' libretto....

    (or you could just go for something really really obscure just to confuse everyone else...)

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 22:44

    Trust me, hear my song, and you could use Beethoven to do it

    but he's dead? is it that bad?

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 22:46

    but he’s dead? is it that bad?

    "you can still hear Beethoven, but Beethoven cannot hear you."

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:49

    but he’s dead? is it that bad?

    Erm, I kinda meant in terms of his songs

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 22:50

    "Schmachers gone, but his team it lives on. It just isn't very fast now...."

    LPG, who can't spell this evening, but has idle, coward and G&S running through her head...(with a touch of Lehrer on the side...)

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 22:52

    'His name was Bernie and he ran the fastest team sport in the west"

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo25/04/2009 at 22:53

    Right, see you all later Will Young's. Will be in time for the race. Ciao

    ‘His name was Bernie and he ran the fastest team sport in the west”

    Damn, now I have another song idea...

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:54

    christine's alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:54

    christine’s alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

    *rushes off to bbc1*

    ...waiiit just a mintue, youuu!!

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:55

    see ya r.g.

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 22:55

    christine’s alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

    That'll be sidepodtime again then?

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 22:55

    christine’s alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

    She's keen.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 22:55

    Right, see you all later Will Young’s. Will be in time for the race. Ciao

    byeee. :)

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 22:55

    christine’s alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

    There's keen, and there's uber antici

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    pation!

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:55

    That’ll be sidepodtime again then?

    sooo, what's everybody eating for the race?

    i'm confused.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:57

    sooo, what’s everybody eating for the race?

    I'm gonna be at my dads, so probably a lot of chocolate, Pringles, biscuits and orange juice.

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 22:57

    I have a dilemma. I'm working tomorrow, so even if I start watching the race as soon as I get home, I still won't be finished in time for the live show. :(

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:58

    I have a dilemma. I’m working tomorrow, so even if I start watching the race as soon as I get home, I still won’t be finished in time for the live show.

    miss the debrief and be around for the panel?

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 22:58

    christine’s alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

    Bahrain have a night race?

  • lou25/04/2009 at 22:59

    christine’s alarm just went off for the start of race coverage!

    wow...

    oh and i have a confession to make about the panel... i havent written any questions yet... lol am i still co hosting with jackie?

  • Jon Waldock25/04/2009 at 22:59

    Bahrain have a night race?

    Bernies out foxed us again...

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:59

    Bahrain have a night race?

    shhh, you'll give the tiny man ideas.

  • me25/04/2009 at 22:59

    oh and i have a confession to make about the panel… i havent written any questions yet… lol am i still co hosting with jackie?

    yup.

  • Scott Woodwiss25/04/2009 at 22:59

    oh and i have a confession to make about the panel… i havent written any questions yet… lol am i still co hosting with jackie?

    It's on the Wiki. The wiki never lies ;)

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 23:00

    miss the debrief and be around for the panel?

    Now that sounds like a plan. :D

  • Steven Roy25/04/2009 at 23:01

    oh and i have a confession to make about the panel… i havent written any questions yet… lol am i still co hosting with jackie?

    You wil find it easy to come up with questions. Once you sit down and think about it they will be easy to come up with

  • lou25/04/2009 at 23:01

    yup.

    It’s on the Wiki. The wiki never lies

    okay :) shall think of a few questions tomorrow, and a lovely killer question for you all :P

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 23:02

    miss the debrief and be around for the panel?

    That's what I'm doing, I'll probably be doing the "cup of tea at mum's place" thing in the afternoon.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:02

    okay shall think of a few questions tomorrow, and a lovely killer question for you all

    sounds good! plus of course you'll ahve the race to help :)

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 23:03

    And then there is

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Formula_One/Related_Pages

    with alphabetical and non so lists of every topic you could ever want to set to G&S 's Major Generals song (and yes I've tried and some of those lists work really really well :-) )

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 23:04

    shhh, you’ll give the tiny man ideas.

    Jon Holmes?

  • me25/04/2009 at 23:04

    christine's alarm is going off for the start of race coverage (i kid not).

    this is going tobe a loong night.

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:05

    did... did I just go back 10 minutes or am I going mad?

  • lou25/04/2009 at 23:05

    did… did I just go back 10 minutes or am I going mad?

    :D hehehe

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 23:05

    did… did I just go back 10 minutes or am I going mad?

    :D

  • me25/04/2009 at 23:05

    did… did I just go back 10 minutes or am I going mad?

    i'll ask legard...

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 23:06

    i’ll ask legard…

    Will he be able to tell though?

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 23:07

    I'm falling behind on everything. I seem to have gained 447 unread things in my RSS reader. OTOH I've just caught up on Heroes.

  • littlepurplegoth25/04/2009 at 23:07

    And heck the major generals song itself shouldn't take too much work... excepting of course that everyone and its aunt seems to have done a version with this...

    Time to rethink the thing...

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 23:08

    Is the Felipe baby song the real reason that the doohickey is suspended? If so, I think it is worth the inconvenience.

  • me25/04/2009 at 23:09

    Is the Felipe baby song the real reason that the doohickey is suspended? If so, I think it is worth the inconvenience.

    hehehehe :)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:10

    I was going to record it then as I started I got told to shut up by parents. Boo.

    Will have to wait till the morning. :(

  • lou25/04/2009 at 23:11

    Andy Taylor: 26/04/2009 at 00:06:51

    i’ll ask legard…

    Will he be able to tell though?

    well i heard him say about 3 times that a driver was fastest... each time the driver hadn't even finished the lap... if he can't read the currect order from the live timings i doubt he will be able to tell the time ;)

  • Kris25/04/2009 at 23:12

    please ignore this...

    testety test

    *whistles innocently*

  • Dom25/04/2009 at 23:14

    well i heard him say about 3 times that a driver was fastest… each time the driver hadn’t even finished the lap… if he can’t read the currect order from the live timings i doubt he will be able to tell the time

    And it's 14 past midnight, from 13 past midnight, from 12 past midnight...

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 23:16

    And it’s 14 past midnight, from 13 past midnight, from 12 past midnight…

    :D

    I much prefer Murray's method of telling us the race order.

  • lou25/04/2009 at 23:17

    And it’s 14 past midnight, from 13 past midnight, from 12 past midnight…

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper25/04/2009 at 23:17

    I miss Doohickey, if we behave ourselves - can he come out to play soon?

  • me25/04/2009 at 23:20

    I miss Doohickey, if we behave ourselves - can he come out to play soon?

    hehe. yeah, we tried that one before. i am working on fixes though, honest.

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 23:20

    And it’s 14 past midnight, from 13 past midnight, from 12 past midnight…

    I hope he isn't covering the marathon tomorrow. There are thousands of entrants, it would take ages.

  • me25/04/2009 at 23:21

    I hope he isn’t covering the marathon tomorrow. There are thousands of entrants, it would take ages.

    :D :D

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:21

    I hope he isn’t covering the marathon tomorrow. There are thousands of entrants, it would take ages.

    as long as it comes back with you a lot happier with how it works and not causing as many problems for you guys then take your time i say :)

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:22

    ...that was the wrong quote. bum.

  • me25/04/2009 at 23:24

    …that was the wrong quote. bum.

    i catch ya drift though.

    one issue is there was an intention to makes changes two weeks before the start of the season, and there hasn't been any free time since then. that's just crazy.

  • Andy Taylor25/04/2009 at 23:25

    Seeing as it's there, shouldn't we convene in tomorrow's daily comments?

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 23:25

    Lukeh: 26/04/2009 at 00:22:47

    …that was the wrong quote. bum.

    You had me wondering for a minute there...

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 23:25

    Seeing as it’s there, shouldn’t we convene in tomorrow’s daily comments?

    aye

  • lou25/04/2009 at 23:26

    I hope he isn’t covering the marathon tomorrow. There are thousands of entrants, it would take ages.

    :D :D

    ooo that reminds me, i need to sponsor my psychology teacher who is running in it...

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:28

    just a quick q. is the debrief and panel at the normal time of 7pm?

  • Lukeh25/04/2009 at 23:28

    (normal sidepodtime, i may add)

  • lou25/04/2009 at 23:31

    okay am very tired, i'm off to get some sleep. night all x

  • Pat W25/04/2009 at 23:32

    just a quick q. is the debrief and panel at the normal time of 7pm?

    Ask in the right thread and you'll get an answer ;-)