So here's a unique problem. A very tired Christine went to bed early this evening and she doesn't appear to have written a daily post. The stroke of midnight just passed and I patiently waited for the Sidepodcast Updates system to inform me there's new stuff to read, yet nothing happened. No post, no ping, no nothing.

I am of course assuming that she has forgotten, rather than deciding to drop the feature altogether. However, given the choice between waking her and getting into heaps of trouble, and writing a post that potentially gets me into heaps of trouble, I'm pitching for the latter.

It should also be noted that the girl usually proof-reads anything I write before publishing, so if you spot any grammatical errors please holler.

A couple of topics to get the ball rolling then:

  • Thoughts on the newly announced BBC commentary team - the new, the notable and the annoyingly good looking.
  • Blundell-isms - now he's consigned to his own company on a Sunday afternoon, we have to ask... how did that man ever get a job presenting?
  • More space - are they still up there and what do you think they can see that begins with 'c'?
  • Where do you stand - live thing or doohickey?

Hopefully that'll keep you ticking over until sleeping beauty awakes.

318 responses

  • me25/11/2008 at 00:28

    before r.g. asks... i forgot, sorry!

  • me25/11/2008 at 00:43

    melbourne planning to entice office workers to friday practice:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/motorsport/f1-bosses-bank-on-webber-and-office-workers-for-starters/2008/11/24/1227491461986.html

    "Key to the attempt to maximise crowd numbers is a strategy of wooing office workers to the track after work on Friday evening."

    "Formula one practice, usually held in the early to mid afternoon will be shifted to 4.30pm on Friday and will finish at 6pm. Sunset occurs around 7.20pm in Melbourne during the race dates."

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 00:56

    # More space - are they still up there and what do you think they can see that begins with ‘c‘? {original entry}

    Constellation?

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 00:58

    Comet?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 01:00

    Okay, new day, new post... which really means we should have a list in this post of all the guesses that aren't the answer to Steven's I spy beginning with the letter 'c'. So here goes..

    - Comet

    - constellation

    - Christine

    - Canadarm 2

    - clouds

    - cable

    - camera

    - Camaraderie

    - Computer

    - Cosmic dust

    - Compounds

    Steven has also given us a clue - it is man made.

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 01:02

    Chinbar?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 01:17

    Okay, new day, new post… which really means we should have a list in this post of all the guesses that aren’t the answer to Steven’s I spy beginning with the letter ‘c’. So here goes.. - Comet - constellation - Christine - Canadarm 2 - clouds - cable - camera - Camaraderie - Computer - Cosmic dust - Compounds

    Definitely no to all of those

  • lou25/11/2008 at 01:29

    Definitely no to all of those

    What about a city? that's man made... and probably visible from space when it's night, the sky is clear and the city lights are on...

  • F1Wolf25/11/2008 at 01:38

    melbourne planning to entice office workers to friday practice:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/motorsport/f1-bosses-bank-on-webber-and-office-workers-for-starters/2008/11/24/1227491461986.html

    “Key to the attempt to maximise crowd numbers is a strategy of wooing office workers to the track after work on Friday evening.”

    “Formula one practice, usually held in the early to mid afternoon will be shifted to 4.30pm on Friday and will finish at 6pm. Sunset occurs around 7.20pm in Melbourne during the race dates.”

    great, wife will love that. I will only desert her during March Melbourne holidays after 4:30pm :-)

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 01:39

    What about a city? that’s man made… and probably visible from space when it’s night, the sky is clear and the city lights are on…

    Now you are getting warmer. As a hint I did not say it began with c I said it began with C.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 01:46

    Now you are getting warmer. As a hint I did not say it began with c I said it began with C.

    Now it gets interesting... Hmmm. How about China?

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 01:46

    Now you are getting warmer. As a hint I did not say it began with c I said it began with C.

    A country perhaps?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 01:54

    Apparently some guy in Ontario has sited the missing toolbag on his satellite. How is that possible?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 01:54

    Now it gets interesting… Hmmm. How about China?

    Correct. Your turn.

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 01:55

    Someone won? Hurray! And well done to Journeyer.

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 01:56

    Apparently some guy in Ontario has sited the missing toolbag on his satellite. How is that possible? {Steven Roy - 3 comments ago}

    Steven, I have no idea.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 01:59

    Apparently some guy in Ontario has sited the missing toolbag on his satellite. How is that possible?

    Hmmm. I'd love to hear the story behind this one.

    Steven Roy: 25/11/2008 at 01:54

    Now it gets interesting… Hmmm. How about China?

    Correct. Your turn.

    Woohoo! I spy, with my little eye, something that begins with the letter... s.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 02:10

    Steven, I have no idea.

    I just saw it on the news. Just looked like a white dot to me.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 02:21

    is it a star? J.?

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 02:29

    is it a star? J.?

    Nope, not a star. What's with J.?

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 02:31

    Sidepodspace?

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 02:39

    Sidepodspace?

    Hahaha! Creative, out-of-the-box, but no. :) Don't stretch your eyes too much, it could be right under your nose.

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 02:40

    Smile?

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 02:56

    Smile?

    Nah. Try again. :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 03:22

    November 25th, 2008 at 2:29 amJourneyer said:

    is it a star? J.?

    Nope, not a star. What’s with J.?

    J. from Journeyer.

    if this thing is under my nose, snot? :P

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 03:44

    if this thing is under my nose, snot?

    I said UNDER your nose, not IN your nose! Hahahahaha! Try again. :P

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 03:46

    YouTube video about that toolkit in space is in moderation. :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 03:57

    Journeyer said:

    if this thing is under my nose, snot?

    I said UNDER your nose, not IN your nose! Hahahahaha! Try again.

    a shoe?

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 04:11

    a shoe?

    Nope. You're getting the hang of it, sorta. Keep at it. :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 04:19

    A spacesuit?

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 05:08

    A spacesuit?

    A-HA! Your turn. :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 06:02

    November 25th, 2008 at 5:08 amJourneyer said:

    A spacesuit?

    A-HA! Your turn.

    Why is it always my turn when I what to go to bed?

    I spy with my little eye something that starts with the letter "C".

  • Jackie25/11/2008 at 06:07

    The doohickey thing is cool though its a pity it can only track one conversation at a time.

    I like it when you want to watch sidepodpanel or one of the other live shows, and comment at the same time. It's easier to have the doohickey thing open on another page and not have to keep refreshing the comments and then you can quickly nip back to see whats happening live.

    btw .. whats with the narrower width comment boxes? I think I may have to invest in some reading glasses. doh!

  • Jackie25/11/2008 at 06:10

    I've obviously not woken up properly yet (argh) I've just noticed the drop down list on the top where you can select which thread you want to comment on. Nice idea

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 06:35

    Well, talk amongst yourslef to see what I have planned. I am off to bed. at 01:35 am local.

  • Jackie25/11/2008 at 06:40

    Cosmos

    Cosmonaut

    Constellation

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 08:57

    Oops. Apologies for leaving you in the lurch 'me'. I thought I'd done the Daily post, but I guess I must have just thought about doing it. Oh well.

    I will make amends with a link. Barri is spilling the beans again.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/11/2008 at 09:25

    Good Morning all,

    I will make amends with a link. Barri is spilling the beans again.

    Aww jeez... he's supposed to be one of the nice guys in F1 - all this business about him 'spilling the beans' really doesn't suit him - especially considering we all knew what happened in Austria 2002 :-)

    Is he doing it to try and blackmail Ross Brawn for a Honda seat in 2009 or has he realised his career has ended and is having regrets?

    Unfortunately, I will always remember him as the guy who sold his soul to get a Ferrari drive and was only there to help Schumacher win :-(

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 09:26

    I was looking at F1.com for standings info and they appear to be a bit messed up. I know the powers that be don't like McLaren, but this is taking it a bit far, is it not?

    I thought maybe they were just messing around, and the driver's standings proves it - these start off alphabetical, but then there's no clear order. Whatever they're doing, I thought it was worth capturing the moment that Jenson leads the championship.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 09:57

    Christine: 25/11/2008 at 08:57

    Oops. Apologies for leaving you in the lurch ‘me’. I thought I’d done the Daily post, but I guess I must have just thought about doing it. Oh well.

    I will make amends with a link. Barri is spilling the beans again.

    Sleeping Beauty. Nacht.

    Unfortunately, I will always remember him as the guy who sold his soul to get a Ferrari drive and was only there to help Schumacher win

    I think that's a bit too cruel. Let's remember that the Ferrari was his best shot at winning a title. I don't think he'd have even gotten that close in a McLaren or a Williams

    I was looking at F1.com for standings info and they appear to be a bit messed up. I know the powers that be don’t like McLaren, but this is taking it a bit far, is it not?

    This is the 2007 WCC standings, isn't it?

    I thought maybe they were just messing around, and the driver’s standings proves it - these are alphabetical, but I thought I’d capture the moment that Jenson leads the championship.

    This doesn't look alphabetical at all... I'm pretty sure I've seen this running order before, can't remember where though.

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 10:02

    This doesn’t look alphabetical at all… I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this running order before, can’t remember where though.

    No, I just saw two Bs followed by a C. Forgot about Alonso and didn't look at the rest of the list. I can't do maths and I don't know my alphabet. It's a wonder how I get through the day!!

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 10:11

    No, I just saw two Bs followed by a C. Forgot about Alonso and didn’t look at the rest of the list. I can’t do maths and I don’t know my alphabet. It’s a wonder how I get through the day!!

    You're funny, Barrichello should be ahead of Button alphabetically. :P

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 10:24

    You’re funny, Barrichello should be ahead of Button alphabetically.

    That is also true.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 10:42

    Thing with Rubens' Austrian recollections: Why just now? Why not back in 2005, when he left Ferrari? Also, this is old news. Michael is long gone from the sport (at least in a driving capacity). Why bring it up again?

  • me25/11/2008 at 11:11

    Whatever they’re doing, I thought it was worth capturing the moment that Jenson leads the championship.

    absolutely.

    and i guess the constructors table is max's ideal finishing order?

  • me25/11/2008 at 11:21

    Thing with Rubens’ Austrian recollections: Why just now? Why not back in 2005, when he left Ferrari? Also, this is old news. Michael is long gone from the sport (at least in a driving capacity). Why bring it up again?

    am guessing he thinks his 2009 f1 opportunity has gone now.

    if no team bosses are interested, and he feels badly treated by brawn, this is the ideal time to open his mouth. at least, before everyone forgets him.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 11:51

    and i guess the constructors table is max’s ideal finishing order?

    It's the 2007 WCC order with 2008 points.

    if no team bosses are interested, and he feels badly treated by brawn, this is the ideal time to open his mouth. at least, before everyone forgets him.

    That's not a classy way of leaving the sport. If he wants to reveal it, he can do it quietly in his memoirs, get it published, and let people see it on their own. No need to promote it. It doesn't make Rubens look good, the way he just... gave way. He could've fought it off like Reutemann or Arnoux did.

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 11:52

    I thought maybe they were just messing around, and the driver’s standings proves it - these start off alphabetical, but then there’s no clear order. {Christine - 8 comments ago}

    Order in which they replied to the invite to the FIA Gala? I'm clutching at straws here...

  • Alianora La Canta25/11/2008 at 11:59

    Being serious, it looks like the teams are sequenced according to their 2007 position (which I suppose helps us with judging how they have or have not improved). Although I can't quite see exactly what pattern is in play for the drivers (if it were 2007 championship order, lou would be through the ceiling in delight), it is worth noticing a certain "Noah's Ark" tendency.

    2 Honda drivers (who have been there together since 2006)

    2 ex-McLaren drivers (together from 2002-2004)

    (not sure what links Trulli and Heidfeld, apart from a tendency to unusual hairdos)

    2 ex-Sauber drivers (who were team-mates in 2004)

    (OK, it all falls to pieces after that... ...it was worth a try, though!)

    Maybe it relates to testing mileage, since they've certainly never all raced in the same season.

  • me25/11/2008 at 12:00

    Order in which they replied to the invite to the FIA Gala? I’m clutching at straws here…

    :D

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 12:01

    Being serious, it looks like the teams are sequenced according to their 2007 position (which I suppose helps us with judging how they have or have not improved).

    As I said, 2007 WCC order with 2008 points.

    Although I can’t quite see exactly what pattern is in play for the drivers (if it were 2007 championship order, lou would be through the ceiling in delight), it is worth noticing a certain “Noah’s Ark” tendency.

    I swear the order looks familiar (in some respects, anyway), but I don't know where I've seen it before.

  • Ollie25/11/2008 at 13:09

    Where do you stand - live thing or doohickey?

    Live thing is better for me (but I'm yet to really experience a multi-thread banzai posting session), but doohickey has it's place as well. So both, really. :)

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 13:57

    November 25th, 2008 at 6:40 amJackie said:

    Cosmos

    Cosmonaut

    Constellation

    Morning everyone.

    Remember I was the meanny that ISpy'ed a specific Star that started with a "P" and was very well known to one and all. I have done the same thing to one of the three answers of Jackie's replies.

    I will throw in a RED HERRING and ask how is everyone's general knowledge of Cosmonauts?

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 14:19

    I will throw in a RED HERRING and ask who is everyone’s general knowledge of Cosmonauts?

    CCCP?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 14:36

    November 25th, 2008 at 2:19 pmJourneyer said:

    I will throw in a RED HERRING and ask who is everyone’s general knowledge of Cosmonauts?

    CCCP?

    nyet.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 14:41

    nyet.

    Hey, at least you what it means. I think. :P

    but when you ask who, I think of Yuri Gagarin. Does he have anything to do with this?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 14:48

    The doohickey thing is cool though its a pity it can only track one conversation at a time.

    The live commenting live....thing(lclt) tracks one conversation ata time

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

    The doohickey tracks all posts as they are made

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/realtime/

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 14:48

    I have now been moderated for trying to help. Unfair :(

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 14:50

    I have now been moderated for trying to help. Unfair

    Found it.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 14:59

    Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years) said:

    November 25th, 2008 at 2:19 pmJourneyer said:

    I will throw in a RED HERRING and ask who is everyone’s general knowledge of Cosmonauts?

    CCCP?

    nyet.

    You have been misled by the RED HERRING.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 15:10

    You have been misled by the RED HERRING.

    How silly of me, I went for it AFTER you said it was a red herring. Hahaha!

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 15:19

    November 25th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Journeyer said:

    You have been misled by the RED HERRING.

    How silly of me, I went for it AFTER you said it was a red herring. Hahaha!

    Cheap Commie trick, I know.

    So something specific from Jackie's two remaining choices....

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 15:27

    Comet?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 15:28

    Journeyer said:

    Comet?

    No.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 15:42

    Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years): 25/11/2008 at 15:28

    Journeyer said:

    Comet?

    No.

    I'm out of ideas. Anyone else wanna have a go?

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:08

    Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)

    you clearly haven't lost your touch.

    I’m out of ideas. Anyone else wanna have a go?

    i'm gonna need more clues methinks.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:13

    me said:

    Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)

    you clearly haven’t lost your touch.

    I’m out of ideas. Anyone else wanna have a go?

    i’m gonna need more clues methinks.

    Your clue is: Apparently my hopes of nobody getting my answer are being forefilled.

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:13

    Your clue is: Apparently my hopes of nobody getting my answer are being forefilled.

    claw?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:16

    me said:

    Your clue is: Apparently my hopes of nobody getting my answer are being forefilled.

    claw?

    You can not believe how close you are, me....

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:20

    You can not believe how close you are, me….

    gah, i can't remember the name...

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:21

    You can not believe how close you are, me….

    canadarm2?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:24

    me said:

    You can not believe how close you are, me….

    canadarm2?

    Nope, You are getting colder me.

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:27

    Nope, You are getting colder me.

    crane?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:30

    me said:

    Nope, You are getting colder me.

    crane?

    You where closer with "Claw" me. The funny thing is I know that 1 of 12 of you should know this answer down cold.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 16:32

    You where closer with “Claw” me. The funny thing is I know that 1 of 12 of you should know this answer down cold.

    1 of 12? what the?! now i AM confused. :P

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:32

    1 of 12? what the?! now i AM confused.

    it's toooo hard.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 16:36

    Following the logical train of thought claw, crab, Cancer which is a zodiac sign which applies to 1 in 12.

  • me25/11/2008 at 16:36

    Following the logical train of thought claw, crab, Cancer which is a zodiac sign which applies to 1 in 12.

    that's genius!

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 16:37

    it’s toooo hard.

    See, we may scoff at those kids that say they want to be astronauts when they grow up, but they would be aceing this game right now.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:37

    November 25th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Journeyer said:

    You where closer with “Claw” me. The funny thing is I know that 1 out of 12 of you should know this answer down cold.

    1 of out 12? what the?! now i AM confused.

    November 25th, 2008 at 4:32 pmme said:

    1 of out 12? what the?! now i AM confused.

    it’s toooo hard.

    Oh come on guys! What comes in 12's? I promise you that 1 out of 12 of you should have gotten this answer down cold.

  • Journeyer25/11/2008 at 16:39

    Following the logical train of thought claw, crab, Cancer which is a zodiac sign which applies to 1 in 12.

    Steven Roy, you are AMAZING. So it's Cancer the constellation, right? Get ready to have a new iSpy question for us. :P

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:40

    Brilliant deductive work work Steven. it is you turn!

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:42

    November 25th, 2008 at 4:39 pmJourneyer said:

    Following the logical train of thought claw, crab, Cancer which is a zodiac sign which applies to 1 in 12.

    Steven Roy, you are AMAZING. So it’s Cancer the constellation, right? Get ready to have a new iSpy question for us.

    And as a disease, Cancer is something that I hope nobody ever gets.... Even Steven missed that clue.

  • me (i suck at i spy)25/11/2008 at 16:43

    And as a disease, Cancer is something that I hope nobody ever gets…. Even Steven missed that clue.

    i totally was not on that level.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 16:45

    before r.g. asks… i forgot, sorry!

    I was going to ask something? Oh, the christmas special thingy, tis ok, had no time last evening.

    I was looking at F1.com for standings info and they appear to be a bit messed up. I know the powers that be don’t like McLaren, but this is taking it a bit far, is it not?

    I like that version, we finish second :D

    and i guess the constructors table is max’s ideal finishing order?

    What's Force India done to annoy Max so much they are behind Super Aguri?

    A few of the op now.

    The doohickey thing is cool though its a pity it can only track one conversation at a time.

    I like the lclt thingy, I'm used to it and I like the good ol' fashioned way of commenting to blogs.

    And btw, listening to the pod last night, can't help but think how you pronounced Ledge-ard so wrong. :D

  • me (i suck at i spy)25/11/2008 at 16:46

    What’s Force India done to annoy Max so much they are behind Super Aguri?

    became friendly with ron.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 16:46

    And as a disease, Cancer is something that I hope nobody ever gets…. Even Steven missed that clue.

    That went straight over my head.

    I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with w

  • me (i suck at i spy)25/11/2008 at 16:47

    And btw, listening to the pod last night, can’t help but think how you pronounced Ledge-ard so wrong.

    we've been pronouncing names wrong for the best part of two years and you only just noticed?

  • me (i suck at i spy)25/11/2008 at 16:47

    I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with w

    web?

  • Chris (Vampire)25/11/2008 at 16:48

    I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with w

    Water?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 16:48

    me (i suck at i spy) said:

    And as a disease, Cancer is something that I hope nobody ever gets…. Even Steven missed that clue.

    i totally was not on that level.

    Well, it did lead you to answer "claw".... me, so I thougth you would have nailed it at the next guess. You disppointed me there, me, you are lucky this is not SPECTRE.....

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 16:48

    Anyone in th UK who wants to watch the ISS/Shuttle should be able to see it tonight around 1745

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 16:48

    we’ve been pronouncing names wrong for the best part of two years and you only just noticed?

    To be fair, I've only been on here since End of May/June.

    became friendly with ron.

    Fair point.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 16:49

    web?

    I thought that was a sneaky one and you get it first guess. Your turn

  • me (i suck at i spy)25/11/2008 at 16:49

    To be fair, I’ve only been on here since End of May/June.

    we get names wrong a lot, we're almost proud of our ineptitude :)

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 16:51

    we get names wrong a lot, we’re almost proud of our ineptitude

    You are. In fact, sometimes you pick quotes for me to say just because there's a difficult name behind it. Meanie.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 16:51

    we get names wrong a lot, we’re almost proud of out ineptitude

    Haha. To be fair, I can hardly pronounce half the players in the premiership, or spell Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko (that was copied btw)

  • me (i suck at i spy)25/11/2008 at 16:52

    You are. In fact, sometimes you pick quotes for me to say just because there’s a difficult name behind it. Meanie.

    that is true. sorry :(

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 17:09

    blockquote>me (i suck at i spy) said:

    I spy with my little sidepodeye something begining with w

    web?

    November 25th, 2008 at 4:49 pmSteven Roy said:

    web?

    I thought that was a sneaky one and you get it first guess. Your turn

    me, your turn to tormnet us at ISpy.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 17:17

    I am just listening back to Sunday's podpanel and something has struck me about Lou's Skype problem. Everytime she starts to speak we can hear her perfectly then it gets worse and worse. The next time Lou or anyone else has the same problem i think we should get them to pause for a few seconds and then start speaking again as it seems like the more she spoke the worse it got. I am utterly clueless about the technology involved so this may be garbage.

    Can we do this Sunday's show after Top Gear again? The shuttle is due to land around 6pm and if that fails they will probably try again at 7:30. Normally they only make two attempts because they have to close the payload bay doors and that kills the cooling system so they use up vast amounts of water cooling the shuttle.

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 17:25

    Alright, which teams are to blame for this?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 17:29

    Dom: 25/11/2008 at 17:25

    Alright, which teams are to blame for this?

    At a guess, Toro Rosso and Honda

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 17:31

    Dom said:

    Alright, which teams are to blame for this?

    Take your pick between Burger King, Wendy's or MacDonald's.....

  • lou25/11/2008 at 17:31

    Barri is spilling the beans again.

    oh dear...

    Whatever they’re doing, I thought it was worth capturing the moment that Jenson leads the championship.

    oh if only that were true. You never know, maybe one day...

    (if it were 2007 championship order, lou would be through the ceiling in delight)

    haha yeah i really would.

    Where do you stand - live thing or doohickey?

    I think i prefer the lclt probably cause i'm used to it, however the doohickey is great too, and i have taken to using that more often, as it's brilliant to be able to keep track of the different convos. So yeah... i like both.

    Anyone in th UK who wants to watch the ISS/Shuttle should be able to see it tonight around 1745

    ah damn it's cloudy again :(

  • lou25/11/2008 at 17:36

    I am just listening back to Sunday’s podpanel and something has struck me about Lou’s Skype problem. Everytime she starts to speak we can hear her perfectly then it gets worse and worse.

    was it really that bad? I haven't listened to the 'as live' show this week, i hate hearing my own voice as it is... sorry again for the problems it caused. My skype seems to be fine any other time...

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:41

    The next time Lou or anyone else has the same problem i think we should get them to pause for a few seconds and then start speaking again as it seems like the more she spoke the worse it got. I am utterly clueless about the technology involved so this may be garbage.

    agreed. we could hear it happening, but we didn't know why.

    Can we do this Sunday’s show after Top Gear again? The shuttle is due to land around 6pm and if that fails they will probably try again at 7:30.

    sure. debrief will be in the afternoon again.

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:41

    me, your turn to tormnet us at ISpy.

    yay, i got one :)

    i spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with 'i'.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 17:42

    i spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with ‘i’.

    International Space Station?

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:44

    was it really that bad? I haven’t listened to the ‘as live’ show this week, i hate hearing my own voice as it is… sorry again for the problems it caused. My skype seems to be fine any other time…

    for some reason the first couple of shows we did were just dandy. not sure why but the quality is deteriorating week by week.

    don't think it's any individuals fault. maybe we should try it with two teams of two this week?

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:45

    International Space Station?

    nope.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 17:46

    i spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with ‘i’.

    Intruiging Christmans special :D

    don’t think it’s any individuals fault. maybe we should try it with two teams of two this week?

    It sounds awfully like Fig, I mean a well known comical sport show hosted by an irish dj.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 17:48

    maybe we should try it with two teams of two this week?

    that might be worth a try... we could always to some more experiments when the debrief finishes?

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:48

    that might be worth a try… we could always to some more experiments when the debrief finishes?

    good plan :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:49

    It sounds awfully like Fig, I mean a well known comical sport show hosted by an irish dj.

    oi!

    they're totally nothing at all like each other. i've never even heard of five live anyhow.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 17:50

    they’re totally nothing at all like each other. i’ve never even heard of five live anyhow.

    Your cap?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 17:51

    ah damn it’s cloudy again

    I went out to have a look and all I can see filling the whole sky is one humugous cloud.

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:52

    Your cap?

    sorry, no idea what you're talking about.

    motion denied.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 17:55

    me: 24/11/2008 at 17:33

    Question is, will there still be any need to listen to five live?

    i’m assuming they’re still doing kangaroo tv coverage. so the chaps will be there for all (most?) sessions. i guess it depends if the tv is and “engines only” feed.

    also, i can’t imagine the tv people reading out many text messages, but we’ll see.

    Oh, my mistake, apparantly your replying to something about five live ;)

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:56

    Oh, my mistake, apparantly your replying to something about five live

    i hate my life.

    :)

  • lou25/11/2008 at 17:57

    nope.

    hmm.... Indonesia?

  • me25/11/2008 at 17:57

    hmm…. Indonesia?

    nah.

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:02

    Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso stake:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72252

    [thx to: http://identi.ca/notice/1227533 :) ]

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 18:04

    nah.

    Ikea?

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:04

    Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso stake:

    so now they don't need a pay driver... bourdais?

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:04

    Ikea?

    hehe. nope.

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 18:08

    so now they don’t need a pay driver… bourdais?

    Fingers crossed. Monsieur Pomme de Terre looking very good now though.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 18:16

    me: 25/11/2008 at 18:04

    Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso stake:

    so now they don’t need a pay driver… bourdais?

    Gulp

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 18:18

    Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso stake:

    What? I thought Mateschitz wanted to sell not buy. This asks more questions than it answers. Is he going to run both teams? Is he going to try to get the same engine in both now that there is a spare batch of Ferraris available? Was this what Bernie use to convince Ferrari to give up FIF1?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 18:26

    hehe. nope.

    Iceland?...

  • Dank25/11/2008 at 18:29

    Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso stake:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72252

    Seems a bit, er, odd? Why would Mateschitz buy back his share in Toro Rosso and fund two F1 teams when sales of Red Bull are on the decrease?

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:34

    What? I thought Mateschitz wanted to sell not buy. This asks more questions than it answers. Is he going to run both teams? Is he going to try to get the same engine in both now that there is a spare batch of Ferraris available? Was this what Bernie use to convince Ferrari to give up FIF1?

    all good questions.

    mine... what of berger?

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 18:35

    Heads up - Murray Walker will be on BBC Radio 2 in the next half hour (before 1900 GMT)!

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 18:36

    mine… what of berger?

    I bet Berger made a profit out of his shares but you have to ask about his future. Has there been some kind of falling out or is this just a business decision?

  • Dank25/11/2008 at 18:38

    all good questions.

    Would it be easier for him to sell Toro Rosso now that he owns it 100%? Or maybe (gulp) he'll be saying goodbye to Red Bull Racing?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 18:39

    Divinae if youve talked about this.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72249

    Where will he go if not? Renault or Toyota my bet.

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:40

    I bet Berger made a profit out of his shares but you have to ask about his future. Has there been some kind of falling out or is this just a business decision?

    he made a better job of managing a team than horner did. maybe he's set for rbr?

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:40

    Would it be easier for him to sell Toro Rosso now that he owns it 100%? Or maybe (gulp) he’ll be saying goodbye to Red Bull Racing?

    naah, he wouldn't let vettel go would he?

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:41

    Where will he go if not? Renault or Toyota my bet.

    might replace nick at bmw?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 18:41

    me said:

    yay, i got one

    i spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with ‘i’.

    Io, a moon of Jupiter?

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:42

    Io, a moon of Jupiter?

    jupiter has moons too?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 18:42

    Heads up - Murray Walker will be on BBC Radio 2 in the next half hour (before 1900 GMT)!

    oooo thanks for the heads up :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:46

    oooo thanks for the heads up

    are we live commenting muzza?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 18:46

    me said:

    Io, a moon of Jupiter?

    jupiter has moons too?

    Only 62 that have complete orbits.... There one that snobby one that roams around various planets looking at the cheapest orbital rental rates... :P .

  • lou25/11/2008 at 18:46

    are we live commenting muzza?

    it's on now. :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:47

    it’s on now.

    murray race previews :)

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 18:47

    Will Sidepodcast TV be competing with Murray?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 18:48

    murray race previews

    :D videos every monday after a race + previews :D yay!! go bbc :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:48

    Will Sidepodcast TV be competing with Murray?

    haha. we can't compete with murray.

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:49

    videos every monday after a race + previews yay!! go bbc

    ahhh, awesome stuff :D

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 18:50

    Heads up - Murray Walker will be on BBC Radio 2 in the next half hour (before 1900 GMT)!

    It looks like Murray will be doing a Debrief/Preview to be recorded every Monday following a race.

    "Murray Walker, the voice of motorsport - he's louder than the cars." :D

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:51

    It looks like Murray will be doing a Debrief/Preview to be recorded every Monday following a race.

    he can't an ambassador for honda and do all that surely?

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 18:53

    he can’t an ambassador for honda and do all that surely?

    I got the impression that was a one season thing.

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:54

    I got the impression that was a one season thing.

    ahh, that makes sense.

    i like that he's answering listener's questions too. great going.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 18:54

    he can’t an ambassador for honda and do all that surely?

    course he can, he's the great Murray Walker! :) plus it's only the occational monday.. we will see i suppose :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 18:54

    in case anyone missed it:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/murrayonradio2

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 19:02

    he can’t an ambassador for honda and do all that surely?

    DC can work for Red Bull and the BBC so why not?

    Good news is unlike ITV the BBC have discovered that the internet exists.

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 19:04

    jupiter has moons too?

    Jupiter has many moons, the 4 largest were discovered by Galileo when he pointed his telescope at Jupiter in 1609. His discoveries led weight to the Heliocentric theory of the solar system proposed by Copernicus, which led to him getting into trouble with the Church. The Vatican finally acknowledged that the Earth goes around the Sun in 1822 when the Pope allowed the printing of Heliocentric books.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 19:09

    jupiter has moons too?

    All but Venus and Mercury have moons, Mars has 2 I believe and it varies massively between the outer planets.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 19:12

    November 25th, 2008 at 7:04 pmAndy Taylor said:

    jupiter has moons too?

    Jupiter has many moons, the 4 largest were discovered by Galileo when he pointed his telescope at Jupiter in 1609. His discoveries led weight to the Heliocentric theory of the solar system proposed by Copernicus, which led to him getting into trouble with the Church. The Vatican finally acknowledged that the Earth goes around the Sun in 1822 when the Pope allowed the printing of Heliocentric books.

    November 25th, 2008 at 7:09 pmR.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR) said:

    jupiter has moons too?

    All but Venus and Mercury have moons, Mars has 2 I believe and it varies massively between the outer planets.

    Careful, everyone, least his Holiness, Pope me I, decides to have us excommunicated for suggesting the heretical idea that the Earth moves around the sun.....

  • me25/11/2008 at 19:16

    Careful, everyone, least his Holiness, Pope me I, decdies to have us excommunicated for suggesting the heretical idea that the Earth moves around the sun…..

    i was led to believe the world revolved around christine?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 19:18

    me said:

    Careful, everyone, least his Holiness, Pope me I, decdies to have us excommunicated for suggesting the heretical idea that the Earth moves around the sun…..

    i was led to believe the world revolved around christine?

    Only if Christine is at one of the Geographic Poles can I see any merits to that argument, me.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 19:20

    NASA has just decided to launch a mission to Jupiter in 2011 so I guess we will all be learning a lot about it just like we learned a lot about Saturn and its moons from the Cassini-Huygens mission.

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/juno-20081124.html

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/11/2008 at 19:34

    Evening all :-)

    Sorry for the quietness, I was like a maggot on a hot chop at work today :-(

    Journeyer said:

    I think that’s a bit too cruel. Let’s remember that the Ferrari was [Barrichello's] best shot at winning a title. I don’t think he’d have even gotten that close in a McLaren or a Williams

    You're absolutely right - it is cruel.

    Basically the guy's career goes like this:

    Had a mediocre debut at Jordan, got worse over the next few seasons, went further down the grid at Stewart and somehow got the Ferrari drive. When that car became uncompetitive he moved to Honda and sucked again.

    One can only assume from day 1 at Ferrari he was contractually obliged to be Schumacher's number 2. He then had *some* success due to the absolute awesomeness of the 2001-2004 Ferrari but was generally slower than Schumacher, and was pants in 2000 and 2005 when other cars could match or beat Ferrari. He then went to Honda, where Jenson Button has completely wiped him out and it turns out that he couldn't drive a car without good Traction Control Electronics (Jenson just used his karting skills to get around it).

    It makes no sense acting how he did in Austria 2002 because we all knew he was number two and he was so far behind at that point (I think he only had 4 points) that it was just a question of when he would move over. If the guy had not been hired by Ferrari he would have been long forgotten by now as a mundane midfielder - he sold his soul knowing he would be the number two at Ferrari, knowing it would get him wins and knowing he would never have the ability or be allowed to beat Schumacher.

    Therefore I have little respect for him and even less now he is trying to 'save face' by spilling the beans. As far as I am concerned Honda are right to dump him and cultivate a new talent as he is way past his best.

    By the way, I know the tone of this comment may be a bit too strong. Sorry if this offends any Barrichello fans - it's just hard not to say anything after his recent outbursts :-(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/11/2008 at 19:38

    NASA has just decided to launch a mission to Jupiter in 2011...

    Jupiter... 2011...

    OH MY GOD! 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY!

    If they find a large black obilisk, run for cover!

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 19:40

    OH MY GOD! 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY!

    Good morning Dave.

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 20:00

    You all seen the new You Tube ?? They've got Widescreen now!! Wooo!!!

  • lou25/11/2008 at 20:04

    You all seen the new You Tube ?? They’ve got Widescreen now!! Wooo!!!

    ah wow, goo youtube :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:06

    You all seen the new You Tube ?? They’ve got Widescreen now!! Wooo!!!

    i'd call it annoying, personally.

    take a look at: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sfc2imIZjXo

    it's a widescreen upload, so why borders all the way around? clicking in the high quality switch fixes the problem, but jeez it looks awful by default.

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 20:12

    i’d call it annoying, personally.

    take a look at: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sfc2imIZjXo

    it’s a widescreen upload, so why borders all the way around? clicking in the high quality switch fixes the problem, but jeez it looks awful by default.

    oooh, hadnt seen a video that didnt work. that does look naff. hmmm, high quality all the way!! lol

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 20:19

    NASA has just decided to launch a mission to Jupiter in 2011 so I guess we will all be learning a lot about it just like we learned a lot about Saturn and its moons from the Cassini-Huygens mission.

    We already know a lot thanks to the Pioneer, Voyager, Galileo and Cassini-Huygens missions. Jupiter is a useful staging post for probes on their way to the outer solar system (slingshot effect) so it has been visited quite a lot.

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 20:24

    You Tube-ness, smaller videos are annoying. Grrr, that does ruin it a bit!

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:24

    oooh, hadnt seen a video that didnt work. that does look naff. hmmm, high quality all the way!! lol

    :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:25

    You Tube-ness, smaller videos are annoying. Grrr, that does ruin it a bit!

    the more i find, the worse it is. hope it's only a temporary problem.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 20:25

    We already know a lot thanks to the Pioneer, Voyager, Galileo and Cassini-Huygens missions. Jupiter is a useful staging post for probes on their way to the outer solar system (slingshot effect) so it has been visited quite a lot.

    Yes but this one is scheduled for 30 odd orbits with radar that will let us see through the clouds to the metallic hydrogen. This will give us a lot more detail than all those you mentioned that have used Jupiter's massive gravity to slingshot elsewhere.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 20:26

    spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with ‘i’.

    erm....

    'me', can we have a clue?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 20:29

    You Tube-ness, smaller videos are annoying. Grrr, that does ruin it a bit!

    ah.., just got through some new videos and found an older one...i don't like the older videos on it :(

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 20:30

    lou said:

    spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with ‘i’.

    erm….

    ‘me’, can we have a clue?

    It is not a moon, becasue me thinks that moons do not exist except for our little planet earth.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 20:32

    It is not a moon, becasue me thinks that moons do not exist except for our little planet earth.

    lol ok... so that narrows it down a little...

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:36

    erm….

    ‘me’, can we have a clue?

    hmm, i was gonna leave it a little longer, but okay...

    the space people can most certainly see this particular 'i'. but that doesn't mean you'll need a telescope either.

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 20:39

    Yes but this one is scheduled for 30 odd orbits with radar that will let us see through the clouds to the metallic hydrogen. This will give us a lot more detail than all those you mentioned that have used Jupiter’s massive gravity to slingshot elsewhere.

    True enough, I just wanted to point out that we've been to Jupiter before. Galileo was in orbit for several years before it was deliberately crashed into the planet.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 20:39

    me said:

    spy with my sidepodeye, something beginning with ‘i’.

    Just to wrap this idea up, me, is it the constellation "Indus"?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 20:40

    the space people can most certainly see this particular ‘i’. but that doesn’t mean you’ll need a telescope either.

    wow... ok... i've still no idea. I'll go away and finish up my homework, and hopefully it will either come to me, or someone will guess it :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:40

    Just to wrap this idea up, me, is it the constellation “Indus”?

    nope.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 20:42

    the space people can most certainly see this particular ‘i’. but that doesn’t mean you’ll need a telescope either.

    icarus?

    india?

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:43

    neither.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 20:45

    The star "Izar"?

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:46

    The star “Izar”?

    seriously, you're so overrating my intelligence.

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 20:48

    seriously, you’re so overrating my intelligence.

    Hmm, erm, iPod Touch?

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:50

    Hmm, erm, iPod Touch?

    yay... well, not the touch, i think they have the iPod classic(s) up there.

    your turn.

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 20:52

    yay… well, not the touch, i think the have the classic.

    This is a game of Space I-Spy and you choose the iPod???

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:52

    This is a game of Space I-Spy and you choose the iPod???

    they have ipods on the iss :)

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 20:53

    they have ipods on the iss

    Yea but... it's not very spacey.

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:54

    Yea but… it’s not very spacey.

    but they can see it / them.

    and so can i (just not theirs).

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 20:54

    Ice cap?

  • Christine25/11/2008 at 20:55

    but they can see it / them.

    I cannot deny you are within the rules of the game.

  • me25/11/2008 at 20:55

    I cannot deny you are within the rules of the game.

    i was chuffed to learn they took em up there, let me tell ya.

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 20:57

    i was chuffed to learn they took em up there, let me tell ya.

    It was revealed by a shot of the cockpit from the ISS that clearly shows a white iPod classic on the dashboard.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 20:58

    This is a game of Space I-Spy and you choose the iPod???

    they have ipods on the iss

    How do you know that?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 20:59

    This is a game of Space I-Spy and you choose the iPod???

    Are you sure Steve Jobs isn't paying you?

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 20:59

    http://www.tuaw.com/2008/03/15/ipods-rock-the-space-shuttle/

    According to this article, iPods are not allowed on the ISS, but they are allowed on the shuttle.

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:00

    How do you know that?

    i read the comments here:

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

    and it told me where to look, and then i googled it to be sure

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:00

    According to this article, iPods are not allowed on the ISS, but they are allowed on the shuttle.

    ahh, sorry yes.

    Are you sure Steve Jobs isn’t paying you?

    not as yet, no :(

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:01

    According to this article, iPods are not allowed on the ISS, but they are allowed on the shuttle.

    this post says they're also found on the iss though:

    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=22729

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 21:02

    According to this article, iPods are not allowed on the ISS, but they are allowed on the shuttle.

    I assume someone on the ISS saw through the shuttle window then. :D

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:02

    igloos!

    Damn, cheating doesn't seem to be able to work for me at the moment :(

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:03

    yay… well, not the touch, i think they have the iPod classic(s) up there.

    I wonder how i knew you'd choose an iPod...

    Ok, I spy with my sidepodeye something beginning with H.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 21:04

    they have ipods on the iss

    it was Ipod! wow congrats to Dom, i would never have guessed that.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:06

    Ok, I spy with my sidepodeye something beginning with H.

    Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper

    I didn't copy that off anywhere (cheers NASA btw)

    Better be right.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:07

    Well, Dom's I Spy word has just been proven to be better than me's.....

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:08

    wow congrats to Dom, i would never have guessed that.

    You have to think like 'me'. ;)

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:09

    Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper

    Nope.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:11

    Dom said:

    Ok, I spy with my sidepodeye something beginning with H.

    Heaven ?

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:12

    Heaven ?

    hehe, nope.

    Before you ask, it's not hell either.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:18

    Before you ask, it’s not hell either.

    Darn. There goes that answer.

    Erm, H, h, h, h. Is something that is in the ISS?

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:21

    Erm, H, h, h, h. Is something that is in the ISS?

    haribo?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 21:22

    me: 25/11/2008 at 21:21

    Erm, H, h, h, h. Is something that is in the ISS?

    haribo?

    They are spoiling those astronauts now.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 21:22

    Hungary?

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:23

    Is something that is in the ISS?

    Nope, nothing in the ISS.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:24

    Nope, nothing in the ISS.

    Haley's Comet?

  • Flibster25/11/2008 at 21:25

    Poor Gerhard.Buys into a team, gets a win, gets bought out.

    He doesn't have much luck with high level jobs in F1. BMW Sporting Director, Toro Rosso Team Principal/Owner...

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:26

    Haley’s Comet?

    He's there already!

    Your turn. :)

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:28

    Dom: 25/11/2008 at 21:26

    Haley’s Comet?

    He’s there already!

    Your turn.

    Damn it, I got it right.

    Okay then, in my little sidepod of an eye, something in which a word begins with the letter A

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:29

    Okay then, in my little sidepod of an eye, something in which a word begins with the letter A

    apple?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:32

    apple?

    Think of being stuck at the north pole, thats how cold you are.

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:33

    Think of being stuck at the north pole, thats how cold you are.

    :(

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:33

    apple?

    :D

  • lou25/11/2008 at 21:34

    Think of being stuck at the north pole, thats how cold you are.

    ahahahaa XD

  • Kathi25/11/2008 at 21:36

    applecake?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:36

    Absolute Zero?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 21:37

    apple?

    hehe, speaking of apple, i'm just about to watch this weeks episode of the gadget show where they tried to wean one of their producers off of apple products.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 21:37

    astoriod?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:40

    applecake?

    Nothing to do with apples, cakes or food.

    Absolute Zero?

    Nope

    hehe, speaking of apple, i’m just about to watch this weeks episode of the gadget show where they tried to wean one of their producers off of apple products.

    Good episode. Won't spoil it for you though.

    astoriod?

    Think about being in Germany, warm, but not the hottest

  • Flibster25/11/2008 at 21:41

    lou: 25/11/2008 at 21:37

    apple?

    hehe, speaking of apple, i’m just about to watch this weeks episode of the gadget show where they tried to wean one of their producers off of apple products.

    I have no idea how people can become that enamoured with Apple products to start with. They're not exactly the most capable devices out there.

  • Flibster25/11/2008 at 21:42

    Oh - apparently DC's kid is called.....Dalton...

    Not at stupid as Apple, Fifi Trixabell or Pilot Inspektor, but not exactly a normal name.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:44

    Is this the name of a moon, R.G. ?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 21:44

    applecake?

    i fancy some apple cake now...

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:49

    Is this the name of a moon, R.G. ?

    No.

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 21:52

    Arctic.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:52

    Aries?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:52

    Arctic.

    Nope, in space.

    Aries?

    Nope

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:53

    Nope, in space.

    armageddon?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 21:54

    Think about being in Germany, warm, but not the hottest

    apple strudel ?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:54

    me: 25/11/2008 at 21:53

    Nope, in space.

    armageddon?

    I've gotta gan te bed soon y'know.

    Steven Roy: 25/11/2008 at 21:54

    Think about being in Germany, warm, but not the hottest

    apple strudel ?

    Gonna be a looooong night

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:55

    Aquarius?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:56

    Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years): 25/11/2008 at 21:55

    Aquarius?

    No

  • Kathi25/11/2008 at 21:56

    Think about being in Germany, warm, but not the hottest

    apple strudel ?

    Bratapfel?

  • me25/11/2008 at 21:57

    I’ve gotta gan te bed soon y’know.

    it was in space. on mars or something. they had a big drill.

  • Dank25/11/2008 at 21:57

    Oh - apparently DC’s kid is called…..Dalton…

    It's 'Dayton Minier Coulthard'.

    And with regards to Toro Rosso: Berger sold his share down to the fact that he was unwilling to dip into his own pocket to help fund the team during the course of the season. With no sponsorship on the horizon and spiralling costs, things were looking decisively tough.

    Which would also explain why Bourdais stated last week that they were looking for drivers with the financial backing rather than the talent.

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 21:58

    I have no idea how people can become that enamoured with Apple products to start with. They’re not exactly the most capable devices out there.

    I disagree, the key to Apple's is integration - most of the software looks similar, extending the look and feel of the operating system to applications. Apple also don't play the "move things around for the sake of it" game, so the consistency is always there.

    I got my first Mac (and iPod) in December last year and I wouldn't go back to Windows now. I find XP clunky and Vista unbearably slow in comparison.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 21:59

    Antlia?

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 21:59

    Asteroids?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 21:59

    it was in space. on mars or something. they had a big drill.

    Twas an astroid

    Bratapfel?

    Not even beginning with A

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 21:59

    Atmosphere?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:00

    Antlia?

    Andy Taylor: 25/11/2008 at 21:59

    Asteroids?

    Atmosphere?

    No, no, no

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:01

    Twas an astroid

    huh? Astroid? is that the answer?

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:03

    huh? Astroid? is that the answer?

    nah, apparently bruce willis blew one up. i thought it was a whole planet :(

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:04

    nah, apparently bruce willis blew one up. i thought it was a whole planet

    oh right...

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:04

    your light years away from it, but pretty close

  • Kathi25/11/2008 at 22:07

    Bratapfel?

    Not even beginning with A

    I thought the translation might :)

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:09

    your light years away from it, but pretty close

    you don't happen to write crosswords for a living do you?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:09

    Aitken basin (South pole on the Moon)?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:10

    Twas an astroid

    You want the name of an ateroid for the answer?

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 22:11

    Aurora?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:11

    nah, apparently bruce willis blew one up. i thought it was a whole planet

    That was on TV a couple of weeks ago. Definitely just an asteroid.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:11

    You want the name of an ateroid for the answer?

    No

    this is a clue

    your light years away from it, but pretty close

    -

    you don’t happen to write crosswords for a living do you?

    Still at school im afraid.

    Aurora?

    Non

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

    The star Alshat (Nu Capricorni)?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:12

    The star Alshat (Nu Capricorni)?

    No

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:12

    your light years away from it, but pretty close

    Is this something to do with the universe being shaped like a torus ? Close in one direction but far away the other way?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:13

    Is this something to do with the universe being shaped like a torus ? Close in one direction but far away the other way?

    Ya wha? Erm, no. This of it literally, whats light years away, but still pretty close in universe standards?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:14

    Ya wha? Erm, no. This of it literally, whats light years away, but still pretty close in universe standards?

    Another star?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:15

    Another star?

    Not a star/constallation

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:15

    Alpha Centauri ? (Cloest star to ours, except the sun).

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:16

    Alpha Centauri ? (Cloest star to ours, except the sun).

    Youre getting there, but not a star.constallation

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:17

    Andromeda Galaxy ?

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 22:18

    Youre getting there, but not a star.constallation

    This is starting to require google now.

    The Aten asteroids?

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:18

    Andromeda Galaxy ?

    And he has got it.

    Your go.

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:19

    Andromeda Galaxy ?

    And he has got it.

    what is it?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:20

    what is it?

    it's a galaxy ;)

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:20

    me: 25/11/2008 at 22:19

    Andromeda Galaxy ?

    And he has got it.

    what is it?

    It's a galaxy far, far away except on a universal scale.

  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:20

    me: 25/11/2008 at 22:19

    Andromeda Galaxy ?

    And he has got it.

    what is it?

    The Andromeda galaxy, 2.5 light years away, but the closest galaxy to our own

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:21

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

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:21

    it’s a galaxy

    right. :D

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:21
  • R.G (Undergoing secret missions to bring Buemi and Sato to STR)25/11/2008 at 22:21

    right.

    Hence my clue ;)

    And as in perfect timing, night all.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:22

    right.

    sorry i'm in that kinda mood tonight :P

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

    Yay! I spy with my sidepodeye something that starts with the letter "S".

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:22

    Hence my clue

    And as in perfect timing, night all.

    catch ya tomorrow!

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:22

    Hence my clue

    And as in perfect timing, night all.

    night R.G.

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:22

    Yay! I spy with my sidepodeye something that starts with the letter “S”.

    Do Apple make it?

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:25

    Yay! I spy with my sidepodeye something that starts with the letter “S”.

    another one beginning with 's'... is it one we have had before?

    what about Saturn?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:26

    Steven Roy said:

    Yay! I spy with my sidepodeye something that starts with the letter “S”.

    Do Apple make it?

    Nope. Gases made it.

  • Andy Taylor25/11/2008 at 22:27

    Well someone has posted the Wikipedia link for the Andromeda Galaxy, so that saves me some typing.

    The Universe is, apparently, saddle shaped.

    Bruce Willis blew up an asteroid in Armageddon

    Exploding planets feature in Star Wars and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:29

    lou said:

    Yay! I spy with my sidepodeye something that starts with the letter “S”.

    another one beginning with ’s’… is it one we have had before?

    what about Saturn?

    No it is not saturn. Nor have we used it before. It is the eye that can not see.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:30

    how about Sirius?

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:31

    No it is not saturn. Nor have we used it before. It is the eye that can not see.

    Are we talking about the eye shaped nebula? I could be here all night and not remember the name of that?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:32

    Wow! Two tries and Lou got it right!

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:33

    Wow! Two tries and Lou got it right!

    wow!

    ...what's sirius?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:33

    Poor Doggie! Lou nailed his eye.... Yay! it's your turn. Lou.

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:35

    Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, me. It is where the eye would be on teh constellion Canis Major, hence "the eye that can not see."

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:35

    …what’s sirius?

    the brightest star in our night sky. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius

  • Steven Roy25/11/2008 at 22:35

    …what’s sirius?

    We did this a few days ago. Clearly you have not been doing your homework. 4th pic down.

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

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:36

    We did this a few days ago. Clearly you have not been doing your homework. 4th pic down.

    please don't hate me for thinking it was a radio network.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:37

    Poor Doggie! Lou nailed his eye…. Yay! it’s your turn. Lou.

    ok, i spy with my sidepodeye something beginning with 'w' :D

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:38

    please don’t hate me for thinking it was a radio network.

    hehehe

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 22:39

    me said:

    We did this a few days ago. Clearly you have not been doing your homework. 4th pic down.

    please don’t hate me for thinking it was a radio network.

    And where do you thin they got the dog mascot from, me?

    Lou, I say water.

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:41

    Lou, I say water.

    nope, it's not water.

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 22:41

    please don’t hate me for thinking it was a radio network.

    dont worry, your forgiven. because it is aswell lol

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:42

    And where do you thin they got the dog mascot from, me?

    erm... a planet? i have no idea.

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:42

    dont worry, your forgiven. because it is aswell lol

    phew! i learn so much every day :)

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 22:44

    If it wasnt for Chris Moyles, i wouldnt know what i was :P

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 22:47

    Does everyone know that Baby Davey is called Dayton??

  • me25/11/2008 at 22:48

    Does everyone know that Baby Davey is called Dayton??

    yeah, we think dank's tapped his phone line or something :)

  • lou25/11/2008 at 22:48

    Does everyone know that Baby Davey is called Dayton??

    yep :)

  • Flibster25/11/2008 at 22:55

    Jon Waldock: 25/11/2008 at 22:44

    If it wasnt for Chris Moyles, i wouldnt know what i was

    If you're comparing yourself to him then you're obviously not human. :P

    Jon Waldock: 25/11/2008 at 22:47

    Does everyone know that Baby Davey is called Dayton??

    Yup. I was initially told Dalton which I thought was silly, but Dayton is even worse. :D

  • Jon Waldock25/11/2008 at 23:00

    Ah...and by "i" i mean "it"

    Wooops!!

  • me25/11/2008 at 23:01

    Ah…and by “i” i mean “it”

    Wooops!!

    :D

  • Dom25/11/2008 at 23:56

    ok, i spy with my sidepodeye something beginning with ‘w’

    Windmill?

  • Jordan Allen (I have not done I Spy since the last 1000 years)25/11/2008 at 23:57

    lou said:

    ok, i spy with my sidepodeye something beginning with ‘w’

    deja vu, but I say "web".