Heading into the weekend now, apparently it's David Beckham's birthday today. Good to know, hey, fact fans? Anyway, it seems to be a quiet time in F1 at the moment, as teams have a rest before Spain, and digest the budget cap information. Here are some of the things we're talking about at the moment:

  • Coulthard can concentrate on his career as a broadcaster now, as Hartley has received the paperwork that will allow him to take on the third driver role at Red Bull. Hands up who's disappointed we didn't get to see DC back in the car if only for a short time?
  • The Boston Big Picture (inspiration behind F1 Minute's daily big pic) had an F1 feature yesterday. 31 pictures take a trip back over the last few races and look at some stunning shots. It's good to see that we featured a couple in our big pic as well, meaning that our homage is working out perfectly.
  • Finally, if you're craving some racing this weekend, Pat has written up a good guide to what you can look out for over the next couple of days. We're looking at A1GP, Touring Cars, and yes, NASCAR. Pat writes this up frequently, so it's always worth keeping an eye out if you're looking for more wheels to watch.

That'll do it for now. Let us know if you're up to anything exciting this weekend, and equally, let us know if you're up to anything not exciting. Yesterday's daily post saw comments about custard, so it's fair to say that anything goes. I'll see you in the comments.

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  • RG - I know its 200901/05/2009 at 23:07

    Oh my god did I just see a football fact in the post?

    Like I give a care about him. So what times qualifying today?

  • Lukeh01/05/2009 at 23:11

    The key question here is... does David Beckham know it's David Beckham's birthday? :P

    That Big Picture is amazng, absolutely love those photos.

  • Pat W01/05/2009 at 23:12

    Thanking you for the linkage :-)

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:11

    on the subject of the boston big picture. we have to say a huge thank you to them, for their related links section which currently lists f1 minute big pic.

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:22

    and while i'm on the subject of thanking people (and while christine is sleeping), yesterdays sidepodconversation was really enjoyable. i learnt, it was funny, and i didn't want it to stop :)

    thanks all.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 00:24

    and while i'm on the subject of thanking people (and while christine is sleeping), yesterdays sidepodconversation was really enjoyable. i learnt, it was funny, and i didn't want it to stop :)

    The one about custard?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 00:25

    on the subject of the boston big picture. we have to say a huge thank you to them, for their related links section which currently lists f1 minute big pic.

    That's brilliant. :)

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:28

    The one about custard?

    yeah!

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 00:31

    yeah!

    When you join in late it can be very confusing...

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:32

    When you join in late it can be very confusing...

    also true. we need regular an allen-esque recaps.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:33

    yesterdays sidepodconversation was really enjoyable.

    Is that another podcast thingy?

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:34

    Is that another podcast thingy?

    hehe. nah, i just meant the conversation in the comments.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:35

    hehe. nah, i just meant the conversation in the comments.

    Okey. After 4 months I'm still trying to work out SPC

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:37

    Okey. After 4 months I'm still trying to work out SPC

    after 2 and a bit years... me also :)

    yell if we get to cliquey though. it's easily done.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 00:38

    Okey. After 4 months I'm still trying to work out SPC

    It can take a while but it's worth it. It's like trying to predict when the comments will be busy and when they will be quiet. Tonight it just stopped when it looked like it would go on for hours and the flow can start up just as quickly.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:39

    yell if we get to cliquey though. it's easily done.

    Thanks. I don't think I have been so immersed in F1 in all these 34 years watching.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 00:40

    yell if we get to cliquey though. it's easily done.

    That is something we need to watch. I have seen that happen on a few sites. I think it is unlikely here because none of us take ourselves too seriously but when a group spends so much time together it can leave others feeling left out. If any of us say anything that you don't understand or sounds like an in joke make sure we explain it.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:42

    That is something we need to watch. I have seen that happen on a few sites. I think it is unlikely here because none of us take ourselves too seriously but when a group spends so much time together it can leave others feeling left out. If any of us say anything that you don't understand or sounds like an in joke make sure we explain it.

    Actually, and I think I posted this yesterday, SPC is the friendliest community i.ve seen in a while.

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:44

    I think it is unlikely here because none of us take ourselves too seriously but when a group spends so much time together it can leave others feeling left out. If any of us say anything that you don't understand or sounds like an in joke make sure we explain it.

    agreed.

    and there was a slight danger of that happening after the meetup, when the people in the pub knew stuff others didn't. hopefully we covered everything upon returning, but i can see how it can be confusing.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 00:45

    Actually, and I think I posted this yesterday, SPC is the friendliest community i.ve seen in a while.

    That's good. I would hate for it to sound like a bunch of us having fun that people feel they are outside.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:47

    That's good. I would hate for it to sound like a bunch of us having fun that people feel they are outside.

    Well I guess F1 is the common factor. People I know think I'm a nut staying up all hours to watch it.

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:49

    Well I guess F1 is the common factor. People I know think I'm a nut staying up all hours to watch it.

    given how f1 has traditionally treated its fans. there's an argument to say the people you know are right ;)

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:51

    given how f1 has traditionally treated its fans. there's an argument to say the people you know are right ;)

    Well that's true. The more I read about next year, the more I worry. I hope we aren't approaching another FISA/FOCA type war

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:53

    Well that's true. The more I read about next year, the more I worry. I hope we aren't approaching another FISA/FOCA type war

    there's some good ideas and some bad ones. i do get the impression though that everything is wrapped up in a big ball of panic.

    on the flip-side, red bull now have a 9 month head start to make a video explaining all the changes :)

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 00:56

    on the flip-side, red bull now have a 9 month head start to make a video explaining all the changes :)

    True enough!

    I have been watching someolder 80s/90s races (without refuelling) and man, some were Boooorrring. Cars got so far in front, it was over by lap20. Now, I'm not starting this all up again, but you would think "those in charge" would have some sense of history. Oh well.....

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 00:58

    I have been watching someolder 80s/90s races (without refuelling) and man, some were Boooorrring. Cars got so far in front, it was over by lap20. Now, I'm not starting this all up again, but you would think "those in charge" would have some sense of history. Oh well.....

    A lot of 'fuel strategy' races have been boring. There will always be boring races.

  • me02/05/2009 at 00:59

    I have been watching someolder 80s/90s races (without refuelling) and man, some were Boooorrring. Cars got so far in front, it was over by lap20. Now, I'm not starting this all up again, but you would think "those in charge" would have some sense of history. Oh well.....

    my memory isn't good enough to recall. i do know martin brundle sometimes considered it boring as a driver.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 01:00

    A lot of 'fuel strategy' races have been boring. There will always be boring races.

    Yep, fair enough, we'll wait and see.

    Maaybe the idea is to throw huge changes at the teams EVERY year. That will spice things up ;-0

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 01:03

    my memory isn't good enough to recall. i do know martin brundle sometimes considered it boring as a driver.

    A lot of them were boring. There is no doubt about that. The problem though was not fuel though but aerodynamics. We need to have cars that are not so sensitive to aero. If you look at the late 60s and early to mid 70s beforeaero became all there were fabulous races with no planned pit stops. Jackie Stewart talks about one race at Silverstone where he and Jochen Rindt swapped the lead 30 times with similar battles all through the field.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 01:06

    A lot of them were boring. There is no doubt about that. The problem though was not fuel though but aerodynamics. We need to have cars that are not so sensitive to aero. If you look at the late 60s and early to mid 70s beforeaero became all there were fabulous races with no planned pit stops. Jackie Stewart talks about one race at Silverstone where he and Jochen Rindt swapped the lead 30 times with similar battles all through the field.

    I've been thinking about this and I just don't know what could be done. Aero has been such a part of racing over the past 40 years. Short of banning wings...

    But then, is that F1 still? We can't go backwards.

    Maybe wide track, huge tyres, very small wings.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 01:09

    Maybe wide track, huge tyres, very small wings.

    Oval-spec IndyCars?

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 01:10

    Oval-spec IndyCars?

    Yeah kinda. Doesn't sound too attractive does it.

  • pauli (oz)02/05/2009 at 01:11

    Anyway it's such a lovely Saturday morning outside i better go enjoy it.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 01:11

    Anyway it's such a lovely Saturday morning outside i better go enjoy it.

    And I'm going to bed :-)

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 01:12

    Maybe wide track, huge tyres, very small wings.

    Gilles Villeneuve reckoned that the answer wa to rip the wings off an throw them away fit a big normally aspirated engine and big wide slicks.

    Getting rid of wings is never going to be popular with the teams because sponsors like wings. They could simply run something like Indianapolis wings and take the end plates off to make them totally inefficient. For me an F1 car should have more mechanical grip than aero grip.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 01:13

    Good night/morning

  • me02/05/2009 at 01:15

    bye chaps.

  • me02/05/2009 at 01:17

    They could simply run something like Indianapolis wings and take the end plates off to make them totally inefficient. For me an F1 car should have more mechanical grip than aero grip.

    to that extent i almost agree. but banning refuelling before aero gets "fixed" (and the changes have proven to be successful), sounds like commercial suicide to me.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 01:20

    to that extent i almost agree. but banning refuelling before aero gets "fixed" (and the changes have proven to be successful), sounds like commercial suicide to me.

    The problem is that so long as we have the pit stop strategy formula there is nothing pushing the powers that be to make the change. They need to remove the crutch of pit stops to highlight the problem so that they will tackle it.

  • me02/05/2009 at 01:22

    The problem is that so long as we have the pit stop strategy formula there is nothing pushing the powers that be to make the change. They need to remove the crutch of pit stops to highlight the problem so that they will tackle it.

    that's assuming they can join the dots. as we saw with the solo year of no tyre changes, the rules were rolled back a year later.

    if refuelling is banned in 2010 (and stays banned up to the season start). the races will likely be dull and thus in 2011 refuelling will return.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 01:27

    if refuelling is banned in 2010 (and stays banned up to the season start). the races will likely be dull and thus in 2011 refuelling will return.

    That is a possibility but it is worth the risk. It would be harder for them to justify bringing back re-fuelling than it was to bring back tyre changes.

  • me02/05/2009 at 01:29

    That is a possibility but it is worth the risk. It would be harder for them to justify bringing back re-fuelling than it was to bring back tyre changes.

    not entirely convinced. cars still need fuel. all you're removing are the race rigs.

    anyhow, much to consider, but i gotta sleeps. g'night buddy.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 01:31

    anyhow, much to consider, but i gotta sleeps. g'night buddy.

    Good night

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 01:43

    Thanks. I don’t think I have been so immersed in F1 in all these 34 years watching.

    Actually, and I think I posted this yesterday, SPC is the friendliest community i.ve seen in a while.

    Exactly right Pauli and same for me. It's hard enough finding other F1 obsessed people to chat to, let alone highly intelligent, friendly people.

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 01:45

    Getting rid of wings is never going to be popular with the teams because sponsors like wings. They could simply run something like Indianapolis wings and take the end plates off to make them totally inefficient. For me an F1 car should have more mechanical grip than aero grip.

    As usual, I agree with you Steven.

  • Dr.J02/05/2009 at 01:47

    Was there an F1 Debrief podcast for Bahrain and I missed it ?

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 01:52

    my memory isn’t good enough to recall. i do know martin brundle sometimes considered it boring as a driver.

    The thing with driving any kind of race car, is that you get used to the speed. That's why you hear people like Kimi saying a race was boring even when he wins. You need variety and that's what racing others is all about. (Rallying is one of the best forms of racing).

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)02/05/2009 at 01:54

    Was there an F1 Debrief podcast for Bahrain and I missed it ?

    Mr C. was ill so it was cancelled.

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 01:54

    I have been watching someolder 80s/90s races (without refuelling) and man, some were Boooorrring. Cars got so far in front, it was over by lap20. Now, I’m not starting this all up again, but you would think “those in charge” would have some sense of history. Oh well…..

    My memory isn't very good, but I remember races where someone (Mansell?) would come in with 10 laps to go and put on qualifying slicks, turn up the boost and be 4 seconds a lap quicker than anyone else. I think this is the thinking behind the current tyre regs.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 02:04

    Was there an F1 Debrief podcast for Bahrain and I missed it ?

    There will be a Debrief and a sidepodpanel recorded live on Sunday starting about 7pm UK time.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 02:06

    My memory isn't very good, but I remember races where someone (Mansell?) would come in with 10 laps to go and put on qualifying slicks, turn up the boost and be 4 seconds a lap quicker than anyone else. I think this is the thinking behind the current tyre regs.

    The idea is definitely to have people being fast at different times. Before when there were no fuel or tyre stops some drivers would attack early and defend a lead and others would look after their tyres and engine early on and be faster at the end.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)02/05/2009 at 02:20

    Martin Brundle observed that back when cars started with a full race-worth of fuel, it felt like the car was pulling a caravan. Mosley argued it will encourage better fuel economy but F1 should be about speed, not economy. I love the sight of all those team-members turning around the car in the pits in that flurry of coordination. Stops in IRL and NASCAR look stone-age in comparison. Anyone new to F1 has to be amazed to watch a car re-fueled and tyres changed in seven seconds, maybe a bit longer if the nose needs changing.

    What will happen in qualification? Presumably, having drivers do Q3 with the fuel-levels they start the race with will be pointless because they will all need the same high level of fuel. Will it return to the old days of the out-right fastest they can do on low fuel? It would be too awful if we get more boring races because of the re-fueling ban and Q3 with cars bloated with a race-worth of fuel.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)02/05/2009 at 02:56

    The idea is definitely to have people being fast at different times. Before when there were no fuel or tyre stops some drivers would attack early and defend a lead and others would look after their tyres and engine early on and be faster at the end.

    I admire your optimism that FIA have the first idea of what they are playing at - did they not re-introduce re-fuelling to spice up the racing? I do remember the Senna-Prost clashes when Senna would put distance on Prost but have to stop for tyres and chase after Prost.

    Do you think one positive change might be we see the return of the two-stop verses three stop strategies? With the two-compound rule, teams have to three-stop to keep the distance on the wrong tyre as short as practical but with no fuel-advantage to stopping, they might try to run long into the race with one set and then onto the option tyres for the rest? Or perhaps switch very late in the race after two legs on the best tyres to the less good tyres?

    I would be in favour of Bridgestone bringing all four compounds to all races and letting teams use whatever they like, even being allowed to mix the compounds on the car at any one time. Surely, that would generate a mix of strategies that would have people interested in tyre-strategy which was the point of the two-compound rule.

    I would also abolish intermediates. They were introduced to help win the tyre-war with Michelin. With the war over, the gap between slicks and wets in inbetween conditions would spice up the racing. Plus a set of tyres that could only be used in the first 25 minutes of FP1.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 07:18

    hooray my first BAT podium!

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 07:27

    F1 video from Bahrain is up - too much daddyham for me!

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 08:53

    Morning all. Seems like a nice day out there. We might actually go outside.

  • F1Wolf02/05/2009 at 09:05

    nice day here too, just came back fro beach BBQ to play with my new MacBook

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 09:14

    Morning all. Tis a beautiful day which is a complete change from a the buckets of rain yesterday. Though I think my troublesome groin is playing up again.

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 09:31

    nice day here too, just came back fro beach BBQ to play with my new MacBook

    Oooh, new MacBook. Mr C will be impressed :)

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 09:32

    Morning all. Tis a beautiful day which is a complete change from a the buckets of rain yesterday. Though I think my troublesome groin is playing up again.

    That must be too much information even for Sidepodcast.

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 09:34

    That must be too much information even for Sidepodcast.

    Groin muscle, recurring injury.

  • F1Wolf02/05/2009 at 09:39

    "Oooh, new MacBook. Mr C will be impressed"

    I am impressed myself :-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 09:53

    Morning all,

    I'm not disappointed about Coulthard because Hartley is one step closer to becoming the first Kiwi F1 driver in nearly 30 years!

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 10:16

    nice day here too, just came back fro beach BBQ to play with my new MacBook

    VLC, Perian and Flip4Mac - all free software you'll find useful. Oops! is this your first Mac?

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 10:18

    I’m not disappointed about Coulthard because Hartley is one step closer to becoming the first Kiwi F1 driver in nearly 30 years!

    He just needs a haircut. God I'm old!

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 10:33

    hooray my first BAT podium!

    :D

    BMW continue to score points, so I'm happy :)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 10:39

    Finally! Had Home Hub connection problems all morning, and only just got them resolved. Excuse me here but BT are s***, aren't they. I know, I know, you told me so.

    So yeah, morning everyone ;)

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 10:39

    A1GP live timing (free practice 3 on now):

    http://a1gp.alkamelsystems.com/LiveTiming.html

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 10:40

    Finally! Had Home Hub connection problems all morning, and only just got them resolved. Excuse me here but BT are s***, aren't they. I know, I know, you told me so.

    Have to say I haven't had a lot of problems with BT :P

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 10:41

    Oh great, that's all I need. I retire after 5 laps in BAT and my teammate who's hardly been around only goes and wins the flippin' race! Unbelieveable...

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 10:41

    Have to say I haven’t had a lot of problems with BT

    We're seriously considering switching to Virgin.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 10:44

    We're seriously considering switching to Virgin.

    DON'T DO IT!

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 10:44

    I just remember that BT offered us what we currently had at a cheaper price. Once we told them we already had that, they were like "Oh...we have no record of this". Resulted in us getting our package for a bit cheaper because BT's records were incorrect. :D

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 10:45

    A1GP live timing (free practice 3 on now):

    Cheers for the heads up Jeremy

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 10:45

    DON'T DO IT!

    Why? Our experiences with BT have been crap. Surely Virgin can't be worse, is it?

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 10:46

    BMW continue to score points, so I'm happy :)

    Dom, oh Dom how can you finish so close to second and then have it taken away so cruelly.

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 10:48

    A1GP live timing (free practice 3 on now):

    http://a1gp.alkamelsystems.com/LiveTiming.html

    I like the live telemetry part, would be great to have that for quali in F1.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 10:49

    Why? Our experiences with BT have been crap. Surely Virgin can't be worse, is it?

    Yes. I wouldn't tough Virgin with a hugely long barge pole...

    Look at other ADSL providers rather than going for Virgin. Eclipse, Be There...

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 10:50

    Oh great, that's all I need. I retire after 5 laps in BAT and my teammate who's hardly been around only goes and wins the flippin' race! Unbelieveable...

    Can't deny it, 19th to 1st is one hell of a drive.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 10:52

    Can't deny it, 19th to 1st is one hell of a drive.

    Personally, I don't feel he deserves it.

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 10:58

    Personally, I don't feel he deserves it.

    Why? because he's missed setting up the car a couple of times. I've done that when I haven't been able to get on because of Uni. However so far I am yet to win a race in the SPC games.

    At the end of the day it's like Alonso's win in Singapore last year, lucky.

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 10:59

    Why? because he's missed setting up the car a couple of times. I've done that when I haven't been able to get on because of Uni. However so far I am yet to win a race in the SPC games.

    Well said mate, he did the effort and got the reward in this race.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 11:04

    Well said mate, he did the effort and got the reward in this race.

    But that's not the point. He's not been around and to me it just seems a cheek that he just comes in without letting me know where he's been or anything and wins the race out of the blue, while the game makes me suffer after just 5 laps. He's not in a championship winning position. I am.

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 11:07

    Personally, I don't feel he deserves it.

    Scott, you can't say who does and doesn't deserve anything. Its a game and a bit of fun. If it means that we're going to start picking on people for the results then we're going to have to call it quits on Sidepodcast Batracer.

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 11:09

    But that's not the point. He's not been around and to me it just seems a cheek that he just comes in without letting me know where he's been or anything and wins the race out of the blue, while the game makes me suffer after just 5 laps. He's not in a championship winning position. I am.

    But that's BatRacer, it's reflecting real life as things can't always go the way you want or need them to.

    He made up 14 places within the first 7 laps, before pitting on lap 9 putting on the soft slicks as the weather changed to greasy a lap later which is perfect timing and put him in a great posistion.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 11:09

    Mosley is changing his tune.

    Now Ron is gone is he changing his target?

    F1 could survive without Ferrari

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 11:11

    Mosley is changing his tune.

    Now Ron is gone is he changing his target?

    Something going on behind the scenes?

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 11:16

    Mosley is changing his tune.

    Now Ron is gone is he changing his

    It can, but in truth F1 just wouldn't be the same, to me at least, without the Ferrari as the sport would be losing its most successful team.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 11:17

    Dom, oh Dom how can you finish so close to second and then have it taken away so cruelly.

    Arrrrgh! Still no podiums!

    Toyota will now be competing for wins... it's way overdue... :P

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 11:18

    It can, but in truth F1 just wouldn’t be the same, to me at least, without the Ferrari as the sport would be losing its most successful team.

    My inability to type properly strikes again. This is how it should have gone:

    It can, but in truth F1 just wouldn’t be the same, to me at least, without Ferrari in F1 the sport would be losing its most successful team.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 11:18

    Apparently that was my first retirement of the season. Only Flibster has finished every race now...

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 11:39

    Only Flibster has finished every race now...

    Not necesarilly in a good position though. Did a risky strategy though - planned pitstop on lap 44. Didnt work though.

    Started 10th - finished 15th

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 12:03

    Mum just bought tickets to go see Lee Mack in December at Norwich Playhouse! :D

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 12:09

    I'm pondering going down the street to buy a magnum, although I am in my pjs and getting dressed would be an effort.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F102/05/2009 at 12:19

    ?Finally, if you’re craving some racing this weekend, Pat has written up a good guide to what you can look out for over the next couple of days. We’re looking at A1GP, Touring Cars, and yes, NASCAR.

    NASCAR ? But NASCAR does not have any sidepods on it, Nor is Franck driving in the series in any way. Like how much free time do you guys get anyway?

    That’ll do it for now. Let us know if you’re up to anything exciting this weekend, and equally, let us know if you’re up to anything not exciting

    .

    How is this? Today I have planned a 20 km hike in the woods with 8 other people who have all forgotten what the 80's horror movies taught them about going out into the woods?

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 12:31

    I'm pondering going down the street to buy a magnum, although I am in my pjs and getting dressed would be an effort.

    Do you live near a university that teaches medicine? It seems the trend of adults going out in pyjamas is spreading. PJs are not scrubs people! :-(

    PS. Zoe and I have one Almond Magnum left in the freezer. Sydney is a long way to travel, but you're welcome to it :P

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 12:32

    How is this? Today I have planned a 20 km hike in the woods with 8 other people who have all forgotten what the 80's horror movies taught them about going out into the woods?

    It's from the 90's... but I just can't resist..

    There are certain RULES that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie.

    For instance, number one: you can never have sex. BIG NO NO! BIG NO NO! Sex equals death, okay?

    Number two: you can never drink or do drugs. The sin factor! It's a sin. It's an extension of number one.

    And number three: never, ever, ever under any circumstances say, "I'll be right back." Because you won't be back.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 12:33

    Do you live near a university that teaches medicine? It seems the trend of adults going out in pyjamas is spreading. PJs are not scrubs people! :-(

    sadly I grew up in a University town and have seen more of my fair share of people at the supermarket in pyjamas, and now I live a few blocks from Melbourne Uni, although it doesn't seem as widespread here. I've got proper clothes on now in anticipation, but I'm quite enjoying Federer v Djokovic at the moment.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F102/05/2009 at 12:43

    How is this? Today I have planned a 20 km hike in the woods with 8 other people who have all forgotten what the 80’s horror movies taught them about going out into the woods?

    It’s from the 90’s… but I just can’t resist..

    There are certain RULES that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie.

    For instance, number one: you can never have sex. BIG NO NO! BIG NO NO! Sex equals death, okay?

    Number two: you can never drink or do drugs. The sin factor! It’s a sin. It’s an extension of number one.

    And number three: never, ever, ever under any circumstances say, “I’ll be right back.” Because you won’t be back.

    #1) Great. That's me off'ed before the opening credits....

    #2) Even better. Now I did not make it past the editing room phase...

    #3) But what if I use an Austrian accent?

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 12:52

    i have returned, with a columbia aroma magnum. I haven't tried these before but surely coffee + chocolate is a no fail situation?

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F102/05/2009 at 12:55

    May 2nd, 2009 at 13:52 #100 - Amy said

    i have returned, with a columbia aroma magnum. I haven’t tried these before but surely coffee + chocolate is a no fail situation?

    No, it is not a no-fail situtation, and do not call me shirley....

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 12:56

    i have returned, with a columbia aroma magnum. I haven't tried these before but surely coffee + chocolate is a no fail situation?

    Chocolate-covered coffee beans prove this to be true.

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 13:00

    #3) But what if I use an Austrian accent?

    That should protect you :)

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 13:01

    A1 GP is on sky 1 ... nowish

    Correct me if I'm wrong here but A1 gp is fun by Ferrari. All the cars have KERS too, so surely Ferrari should have some bloody kers experience?

    (Crap intro though, reminds me of itv's f1 intro)

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:02

    Correct me if I'm wrong here but A1 gp is fun by Ferrari. All the cars have KERS too, so surely Ferrari should have some bloody kers experience?

    They don't have KERS. They have a PowerBoost button which just kicks up the revs for a bit, but there's no energy recovery going on.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F102/05/2009 at 13:03

    Well, it is off to "The Woods of the Chainsaw-Using, Hockey-Goalie Mask wearing serial Killer"......

    Charming Place. And to think I was offerred the chance to visit the in-laws instead...

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:09

    Have fun :-)

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 13:10

    why is it raining in Rome, whyyyyy

  • RG - I know its 200902/05/2009 at 13:11

    why is it raining in Rome, whyyyyy

    Must have swapped the weather with Britain

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 13:11

    "They don’t have KERS. They have a PowerBoost button which just kicks up the revs for a bit, but there’s no energy recovery going on."

    Ah like what brawn did in Bahrain to keep the engine cooler than usual.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:14

    Ah like what brawn did in Bahrain to keep the engine cooler than usual.

    No, that just increases the revs. A1GP's is more like a nitrous system.

  • Selidor02/05/2009 at 13:18

    Dom, oh Dom how can you finish so close to second and then have it taken away so cruelly.

    One mans loss is another mans gain :)

    Im now 6th in the WDC - Lukeh you're goin down!

    Personally, I don’t feel he deserves it.

    Thats your opinion and I can see where you're coming from, but I dont think its up to us to say its deserved or not.

    In the 2008 season I won at least one race by overtaking Al after a safety car re-start a few laps before the finish. Is that any more deserved?

    The simple fact is he won that particular race, so we should congratulate him as well as anyone else who did well, sympathise with the unlucky ones, and then move on.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:19

    R.G - do you have someone in your family called Neil who has STCC - The Game?

  • Selidor02/05/2009 at 13:20

    i have returned, with a columbia aroma magnum. I haven’t tried these before but surely coffee + chocolate is a no fail situation?

    I wonder if thats Kimi's choice (TM) :P

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:21

    R.G - do you have someone in your family called Neil who has STCC - The Game?

    I have someone called Neil, but he lives in Greece and have no idea if he has that game or not. Or if he likes racing or not

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:22

    I have someone called Neil, but he lives in Greece and have no idea if he has that game or not. Or if he likes racing or not

    Ah right, just wondered because on Race Department, there's a Neil Gault entered into the RDTCC.

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 13:22

    F1 could survive without Ferrari

    I thought all the teams just wanted the technical rules to be the same for everyone regardless of budget. Joe Saward has links to the letters on his blog.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:24

    Here we go. Everyone on track with under 2 minutes to go. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:24

    Ah right, just wondered because on Race Department, there’s a Neil Gault entered into the RDTCC.

    It's probably not him, he's from Scotland.

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:24

    Ah right, just wondered because on Race Department, there's a Neil G entered into the RDTCC.

    (Do you mind not sharing my surname to the world ;))

    Dunno. There is oddly enough a few G****'s non related I know

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:25

    My god am I stupid. Can someone who can remove my name from that please.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:25

    (Do you mind not sharing my surname to the world )

    Dunno. There is oddly enough a few G****'s non related I know

    Erm, why say not to share it when you've clearly just written it there? :D

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:26

    Thats the A1GP qualifying record broken by 2 seconds!

    Thats the speed difference between the Ferrari chassis and the Lola chassis

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:27

    Erm, why say not to share it when you've clearly just written it there? :D

    I'm stupid. I like my privacy, ie only sharing my name to those i trust

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 13:27

    Thats the A1GP qualifying record broken by 2 seconds!

    it's a shame this is probably the end for A1GP, I quite liked watching it in NZ, haven't seen a race since I moved to Aus though.

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 13:28

    I've figured out why A1 gp isn't very popular. It's like racing diesel indycars on 2nd rate F1 circuits.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:28

    Alan van der Merwe not doing as well as I was expecting. :(

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 13:29

    My god am I stupid. Can someone who can remove my name from that please.

    Have done so.

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:29

    it's a shame this is probably the end for A1GP, I quite liked watching it in NZ, haven't seen a race since I moved to Aus though.

    Yeah, unless they can get some new backers

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:30

    Have done so.

    Thank you Mrs C

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:32

    I've figured out why A1 gp isn't very popular. It's like racing diesel indycars on 2nd rate F1 circuits.

    It's because they are running modified Ferrari F430 roadcar engines rather than proper screaming race engines. The chassis is good though.

    Most of the circuits are good though. Brands is good, Kalyami is great...

    it's a shame this is probably the end for A1GP, I quite liked watching it in NZ, haven't seen a race since I moved to Aus though.

    I really enjoy it - it is a little ameteur, but I like the idea of the Motorsport World Cup, it's certainly got a lot better over the last couple of years than it was in season 1.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:33

    Yay - Alan Jones! :D

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 13:36

    I really enjoy it - it is a little ameteur, but I like the idea of the Motorsport World Cup, it's certainly got a lot better over the last couple of years than it was in season 1.

    I like the idea too, theres not a lot of chance to back NZ in motorsport these days. I could try Scott Dixon, but IRL does nothing for me :)

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 13:38

    A1GP could have worked if they made it an endurance open wheel cup because I honestly can't remember there ever being a race like it.

    The chassis is a little bit more 'fun' than the GP2 chassis

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:38

    Remaining 14 drivers on track with 2 mintes to go...

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:39

    The chassis is a little bit more 'fun' than the GP2 chassis

    It's a development of the F2004 F1 car iirc.

    Endurance race? As in 4 hour races?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:40

    I almost feel dirty for saying this but...

    Come on Ireland!

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 13:42

    "Endurance race? As in 4 hour races?"

    I was thinking more like 12 hours, 6 during winter races.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:42

    Endurance race? As in 4 hour races?

    That's made me think - why are there never endurance races for single seaters?

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 13:42

    Come on Ireland!

    the rumours are linking Carroll with Lola aren't they?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:43

    Team GB.... 13th....Great...

    Why don't we have Oliver Jarvis in the car? He was impressive.

    Or even get Darren Manning back in.

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:44

    Why don't we have Oliver Jarvis in the car? He was impressive.

    Or even get Darren Manning back in.

    Who is driving?

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:44

    That's made me think - why are there never endurance races for single seaters?

    It would never work.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:45

    Why don't we have Oliver Jarvis in the car? He was impressive.

    Or even get Darren Manning back in.

    Manning is away for the same reason Marco Andretti is: Indy 500 practice starts 3 days after the A1 race

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:45

    It would never work.

    You'd never know unless it was tried at least once.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:45

    That's made me think - why are there never endurance races for single seaters?

    It would never work.

    In fact it would only work if you went back to when it did work - when there was no downforce and no g-loads

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:47

    I was thinking more like 12 hours, 6 during winter races.

    Who would watch them? Le Mans and Sebring are special - imagine a 12 hour race every 3 weeks...

    Even 4 hour races are rarely broadcast.

    That's made me think - why are there never endurance races for single seaters?

    GT cars have space in them for easy adjustments, most commonly a 'booster seat' for the shorter drivers.

    Single seaters are as tightly packaged as possible.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:48

    Who is driving?

    Daniel Clarke...

    Errrrr...

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:48

    GT cars have space in them for easy adjustments, most commonly a 'booster seat' for the shorter drivers. Single seaters are as tightly packaged as possible.

    They also take a lot more out of a driver.

    The LM prototypes have a lot of downforce, almost F1 levels, but are designed for driver usability. Well, the winning ones are..

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:49

    Who is driving?

    Daniel Clarke...

    Errrrr...

    Ah. Oh dear. :-)

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:49

    They also take a lot more out of a driver.

    The LM prototypes have a lot of downforce, almost F1 levels, but are designed for driver usability. Well, the winning ones are..

    Single-seaters take more out, not GTs, sorry that wasn't clear..

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 13:49

    In fact it would only work if you went back to when it did work - when there was no downforce and no g-loads

    Developers would easily create more hardy open wheel cars, I understand you would need 3 or 4 drivers per car.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:51

    Liuzzi does a 540° :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:51

    Developers would easily create more hardy open wheel cars, I understand you would need 3 or 4 drivers per car.

    Sure, I mean creating a single seater for endurance racing wouldn't be that hard, would it?

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:52

    Daniel Clarke...

    I'll google him ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 13:53

    I'll google him

    Basically a less than special British driver who drove for Minardi in Champ Car.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 13:54

    hoorah, rain in rome has stopped

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:54

    Sure, I mean creating a single seater for endurance racing wouldn't be that hard, would it?

    Single Seaters are so tightly packaged that it can be quite complicated to cange components.

    GT cars are able to have entire hub and suspension units removed in effectively a single piece for ease of replacement. Nothing would be able to be mounted to any other major component - suspension coulgn't be on the gearbox etc...

    The closest you can get to single seaters is the open top prototype class.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:55

    Basically a less than special British driver who drove for Minardi in Champ Car.

    Yeah. Likes to be called Speedy Dan, but earned the nickname Crazy Dan.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 13:56

    The closest you can get to single seaters is the open top prototype class.

    Yep and look at shape of the Peugeot 908's body. That's a Formula car with sportscar racing stuff added to it: a wide cockpit, a roof and closed wheels.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:57

    Basically a less than special British driver who drove for Minardi in Champ Car.

    Just think of who they could have got...

    Coulthard isn't doing anything at the moment. ;)

    McNish?

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:58

    Coulthard isn't doing anything at the moment. ;)

    McNish?

    di Resta maybe or conway

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 13:58

    Yeah. Likes to be called Speedy Dan, but earned the nickname Crazy Dan.

    Oh dear....

    11th in Q3 (1st Qualifying for feature race)

  • RG02/05/2009 at 13:59

    di Resta maybe or conway

    not conway, he's in the irl isn't he

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 13:59

    Just think of who they could have got...

    What about Ant? He's not doing anything either...

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:00

    What about Ant? He’s not doing anything either…

    Yup.

    Hamilton's taking a holiday... ;)

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 14:01

    Sure, I mean creating a single seater for endurance racing wouldn’t be that hard, would it?

    "How hard could it be?"

  • Fiox02/05/2009 at 14:04

    on a secondary note, does anybody understand these qualifying sessions? Nobody has been eliminated so it's not like F1, I know there are 2 races feature + sprint... but there has been 3 quali sessions so which ones are important?

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 14:04

    on a secondary note, does anybody understand these qualifying sessions? Nobody has been eliminated so it's not like F1, I know there are 2 races feature + sprint... but there has been 3 quali sessions so which ones are important?

    i'm following it solely through the live timing, and even that is confusing me.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:07

    on a secondary note, does anybody understand these qualifying sessions? Nobody has been eliminated so it’s not like F1, I know there are 2 races feature + sprint… but there has been 3 quali sessions so which ones are important?

    All of them are important.

    1 fast lap per qualifying session.

    Q1 and Q2 are for the sprint race - fastest lap gets pole

    Q3 and Q4 are for the feature race - fastest lap gets pole

    They have 1 powerboost they can use during any qualifying session - but it lasts for the entire lap.

    If they save any new tyres from the practice sessions they can use them in qualifying as well

    If a session is red flagged - it is cancelled. So if you don't set a time in that session - your loss.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:08

    Am now wearing the Palmer Sport cap my dad got from his assessment yesterday. He got two and gave one to me. Apparently, you can't buy these :D

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:09

    Switzerland in the gravel! :D

    Championship leader fluffs his Qualifying lap!

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 14:10

    Ireland pole.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:11

    Double Pole for Ireland!

    All they need is 2 points more than Switzerland to get the title.

    Swtzerland will start 4th in the feature race.

    Team GBR - 14th...

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:11

    Ireland and Monaco on the front row. Interesting.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:13

    What happened to Liuzzi? 18th?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:15

    Moinaco have been improving. Pole a while back, they appear to be becoming consistant now.

    China up in 8th though. They would be worth watching.

    Liuzzi - 18th - bit of a step down from Pole

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 14:16

    Moinaco have been improving. Pole a while back, they appear to be becoming consistant now.

    it amuses me that Monaco even have a team :D

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 14:16

    Dude! I so hope your Dad gets the job and then gets you into a car ASAP. Remember us when you're famous! :P

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:16

    Dude! I so hope your Dad gets the job and then gets you into a car ASAP. Remember us when you're famous!

    Hehehe, thanks. I dunno about being a racing driver but I'll have a go in those cars for sure :D

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 14:18

    Hehehe, thanks. I dunno about being a racing driver but I'll have a go in those cars for sure :D

    For sure?

    Racing driver.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:19

    it amuses me that Monaco even have a team

    They do have a lot of drivers to choose from. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:20

    Racing driver.

    Well, I can dream... :D

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 14:20

    They do have a lot of drivers to choose from. ;)

    Poor Nico must be the most confused driver of them all, I was reading an old article today from when he raced as a Finn.

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 14:24

    Well, I can dream... :D

    If it is even a remote option, you HAVE to go for it. Even if you don't make it to the top, what a great industry! Life is all about contacts - don't waste this potential opportunity. Warren Luff (from Australia) is a great example - his Dad runs a driver training centre.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:24

    If it is even a remote option, you HAVE to go for it. Even if you don't make it to the top, what a great industry! Life is all about contacts - don't waste this potential opportunity. Warren Luff (from Australia) is a great example - his Dad runs a driver training centre.

    I know him from when he raced with Ambrose at Bathurst.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 14:26

    2 races to go - 3 possible championship winners.

    Portugal

    Ireland

    Switzerland

    Given how good Ireland have been over the last few races, you've got to look at them being the favourite. Switzerland Have Jani rdriving for them - most successfull A1GP driver ever. Portugal are the underdog here.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:27

    And I didn't say I'd definately be having a go in their cars. I did hint it to my dad though once I got my licence. ;)

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 14:27

    I know him from when he raced with Ambrose at Bathurst.

    See! Racing is in your blood. Do it! If you ever doubt yourself and need motivating, I'll be here. In the words or someone I know that's quite successful "you've got to back yourself"

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 14:31

    Not sure if this was posted during the week, Jake Humphrey was asked in his blog comments to take some pics during race day. So he did!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:32

    See! Racing is in your blood. Do it! If you ever doubt yourself and need motivating, I'll be here. In the words or someone I know that's quite successful "you've got to back yourself"

    Thanks :)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 14:35

    hey all,

    For anyone who has been wondering about Jules like me, i've just seen this post from her on Jenson's forum.

    Hey there!

    I dont normally respond to posts however I thought I would set the record straight...I do not have a new job. I still work for Jenson as his personal assistant however I wont be travelling to the races this year. So Im still here and loving the fact that my boss has had the most amazing start to the season.

    We wont be recording video messages as frequently as in the past as Jenson is extremely busy however we will do so from time to time.

    Thanks for all your continued support.

    Best wishes

    Jules

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 14:38

    hey all,

    For anyone who has been wondering about Jules like me, i've just seen this post from her on Jenson's forum.

    nice to know shes still working for him, although I'm not sure how much "personal assisting" you can do when you're nowhere near him! :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 14:39

    oh and for any jenson fans he has a new video on his site

  • Jeremy02/05/2009 at 14:42

    It's After Midnight here, and unlike JJ Cale (awesome stuff, have a listen), I won't be letting it all hang out. I'm off to bed!

    Tomorrow will be a good day. I have a Magnum in the freezer, V8 Supercars on the TV and Sidepodcast community to chat to.

    See you later, Alligator!

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 14:45

    For anyone who has been wondering about Jules like me, i've just seen this post from her on Jenson's forum.

    Ooh, that's good news... and a little bit odd...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:49

    Personally, I don’t feel he deserves it.

    Scott,

    Some of us are unable to commit to BATracer as much as you can. It's just a bit of fun really though isn't it?

    I must confess when I knew that I might miss races in the 1986 campaign I decided against being your team mate because I feared that this might happen :(

    Don't be the Alonso of BATracer!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:51

    Amy: 02/05/2009 at 12:52

    i have returned, with a columbia aroma magnum. I haven’t tried these before but surely coffee + chocolate is a no fail situation?

    No it isn't - it's bloody nice.

    But shouldn't a 'Colombia aroma' ice cream be dusted with a fine white powder?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:52

    No, that just increases the revs. A1GP’s is more like a nitrous system.

    Source?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:54

    It’s because they are running modified Ferrari F430 roadcar engines rather than proper screaming race engines. The chassis is good though.

    The engine is a tractor engine, I'm sure of it. It's possibly the most un-Ferrari engine I have ever heard!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:54

    I like the idea too, theres not a lot of chance to back NZ in motorsport these days. I could try Scott Dixon, but IRL does nothing for me

    Try it again, it's better this year!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:54

    Some of us are unable to commit to BATracer as much as you can. It's just a bit of fun really though isn't it?

    Of course, that's just me sometimes getting a bit serious and competitive.

    What annoys me about it though is not the fact he misses a few sessions. It's that he doesn't even tell me that he can't make them. If he has a valid excuse then fair enough. But if not then that's what my gripe was about.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:55

    Scott Woodwiss: 02/05/2009 at 13:42

    Endurance race? As in 4 hour races?

    That’s made me think - why are there never endurance races for single seaters?

    Because driver changes would be difficult?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:56

    Source?

    I didn't say it was a nitrous system. But extra revs and more horsepower are two different things in my book. I said it was more like a nitrous system because it provides more horsepower for a short space of time.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:58

    Scott Woodwiss: 02/05/2009 at 15:56:17

    Source?

    I didn't say it was a nitrous system. But extra revs and more horsepower are two different things in my book. I said it was more like a nitrous system because it provides more horsepower for a short space of time.

    Ah. I think it's something to do with a combination of extra revs and a different fuel map or something. I'm not sure though...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 14:58

    What annoys me about it though is not the fact he misses a few sessions. It’s that he doesn’t even tell me that he can’t make them. If he has a valid excuse then fair enough. But if not then that’s what my gripe was about.

    It's called 'unforeseen circumstances' :)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 14:59

    It's called 'unforeseen circumstances'

    For sure, I understand that. But it would been decent of him to show come common courtesy and let me know about it. :)

  • RG02/05/2009 at 14:59

    Relatives here, shall see you in a while

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:00

    Relatives here, shall see you in a while

    Laters, R.G

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:00

    RG: 02/05/2009 at 15:59:59

    Relatives here, shall see you in a while

    Say hello to the G**** family for us? ;)

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 15:04

    2009-spec Roger Federer is breaking my heart!

  • Chris02/05/2009 at 15:04

    I've just come on my break from work, and i'd thought I'd have a look and see what's going on. What do I find? A guy I respect dissing me because I've got lucky once. Fair enough, I've been unable to dedicate as much time as I'd like to Batracer and have had to leave without letting you know beforehand. That doesn't mean you have to be like this. I've got to go back to work now, so I can't read any replies before 7:30. I also want to say sorry to Mr and Mrs C if I end up extending the argument

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:15

    uh-oh. Any chance you guys could take this elsewhere?

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 15:15

    Chris - no need to apologise. It's clear that the Batracer fun has run it's course. I think this should be the last SPC game.

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 15:16

    I think everyone just needs to calm down, shouldn't take what happens on BatRacer so serriously. I say that and I'm involved in 10 different games right now.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:16

    Query - how many people are in the current Batracer game? 10, 15, 20? I ask because if two people are going to have an argument I don't think they should spoil it for that many others.

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 15:17

    Chris - no need to apologise. It's clear that the Batracer fun has run it's course. I think this should be the last SPC game.

    Would be shame if it was, I got into BatRacer because of the last SPC game. That and the partnership of myself and Al seems to work quite well :P

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:17

    Chris - no need to apologise. It's clear that the Batracer fun has run it's course. I think this should be the last SPC game.

    IMO we aren't at that stage... yet.. I vote we should calm them down first.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:18

    Can I distract you with cute pictures of kittens?

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:19

    Can I distract you with cute pictures of kittens?

    how cute is cute?

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:19

    In other news, I finally got my RSS reader to under 100 articles :-)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:20

    IMO we aren't at that stage... yet.. I vote we should calm them down first.

    Agreed, and I'll take this opportunity to apologise for my comments this morning. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:20

    Query - how many people are in the current Batracer game? 10, 15, 20? I ask because if two people are going to have an argument I don't think they should spoil it for that many others.

    We have a full grid of 20.

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 15:20

    As far as i Iunderstand there are messageboards etc on the Batracer game itself? I can see it continuing over there if enough people want to.

    I see your point that it is a minority in this case, but to be fair, Batracer has been a constant source of angst for SPC since it was first mentioned.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:21

    Can I distract you with cute pictures of kittens?

    how cute is cute?

    Like, 12 weeks old cute?

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:21

    As far as i Iunderstand there are messageboards etc on the Batracer game itself? I can see it continuing over there if enough people want to.

    I see your point that it is a minority in this case, but to be fair, Batracer has been a constant source of angst for SPC since it was first mentioned.

    If there are message boards for an individual league then yes, this should be discussed there...

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:21

    As far as i Iunderstand there are messageboards etc on the Batracer game itself? I can see it continuing over there if enough people want to.

    Either that or we confine all talk to a thread on the Wiki?

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:23

    Like, 12 weeks old cute?

    do it!

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:23

    Either that or we confine all talk to a thread on the Wiki?

    The in-game messageboard with the occasional update here would be seem to me to be ideal.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:24

    The in-game messageboard with the occasional update here would be seem to me to be ideal.

    Yup, that is another option we have.

    At the end of the day, I've apologised for my comments this morning. It was a silly issue and I reckon the sooner it's all forgotten the better.

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 15:24

    The in-game messageboard with the occasional update here would be seem to me to be ideal.

    That seems like a good idea.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:25

    Blimey. I've seen the US TV ratings for IndyCar this year. Shocking.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:26

    Blimey. I've seen the US TV ratings for IndyCar this year. Shocking.

    Good shocking or bad shocking?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:26

    Blimey. I've seen the US TV ratings for IndyCar this year. Shocking.

    That's what happens when you put it on a channel not everyone can get.

    Shame really coz the racing's good this year!

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:26

    Excellent, now that's dealt with I can admit my purely selfish motive for keeping it going: I want in on a game later in the year :-)

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 15:27

    but to be fair, Batracer has been a constant source of angst for SPC since it was first mentioned.

    Has it?

    There may have been a lot of fuss about the game that never started, but apart from that?

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:27

    Good shocking or bad shocking?

    Terribly bad.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:28

    Blimey. I've seen the US TV ratings for IndyCar this year. Shocking.

    That's what happens when you put it on a channel not everyone can get.

    Shame really coz the racing's good this year!

    The racing this year has been worse than last year. Kansas was said to be a borefest (I've not got around to watching it yet) although they did have the excuse of the high winds and tornado warnings to contend with..

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:28

    Like, 12 weeks old cute?

    do it!

    Drop.io'd! Say hello to Askepot (Cinderella)!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:28

    Excellent, now that's dealt with I can admit my purely selfish motive for keeping it going: I want in on a game later in the year

    As do I. I wouldn't want to see it die out just because of pitiful little issues like these.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:28

    The racing this year has been worse than last year. Kansas was said to be a borefest (I've not got around to watching it yet) although they did have the excuse of the high winds and tornado warnings to contend with..

    Ah. I'm currently watching St. Pete and I'm quite enjoying it!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:29

    As do I. I wouldn't want to see it die out just because of pitiful little issues like these.

    Don't make comments like you did earlier then!

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:29

    Ah. I'm currently watching St. Pete and I'm quite enjoying it!

    Yep I liked that one. I'm planning to watch Long Beach later.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:30

    As do I. I wouldn't want to see it die out just because of pitiful little issues like these.

    Don't make comments like you did earlier then!

    Can we draw another line? And someone tell Chris when he comes in later..

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:30

    Drop.io'd! Say hello to Askepot (Cinderella)!

    CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    Bless her/him ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 15:30

    Don't make comments like you did earlier then!

    Sorry, couldn't quite contain myself on the matter. Will try harder in future :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:32

    Drop.io'd! Say hello to Askepot (Cinderella)!

    CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    Bless her/him ;)

    The clue is in the name?

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:32

    Right, what now...

    I've completely wasted today reading my RSS's. Haircut didn't happen because I slept too long (shouldn't have stayed up late doing homework every night). Golf is now tomorrow. Maybe I should get a practice paper out of the way and then watch Long Beach. Cup of tea first.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 15:33

    Drop.io'd! Say hello to Askepot (Cinderella)!

    kitteh! I'm not a cat person but I can't resist a kitten :D

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 15:33

    CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    Hiding under the chest of drawers!! Kittens are great.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:34

    The clue is in the name?

    yeah, i saw that lol, but some people give their cats wierd names and not actually related to the sex of the cat..

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:35

    Hiding under the chest of drawers!! Kittens are great.

    We've had a little rabit in our garden recently, must have got lost or something, its such a cute little thing but really shy, runs off at every moment!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:36

    The clue is in the name?

    yeah, i saw that lol, but some people give their cats wierd names and not actually related to the sex of the cat..

    Played it safe I see ;)

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:37

    Played it safe I see ;)

    oooh yes

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:41

    Played it safe I see ;)

    oooh yes

    i have a habit of guessing *ahem* human *ahem* genders wrong, so i played it safe with animals

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:43

    Just thought I'd alert you all to my updated profile: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/RubberGoat+(Gavin+Brown)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 15:50

    Drop.io'd! Say hello to Askepot (Cinderella)!

    awwww!!!! cute!!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 15:53

    ok now i'm wishing i could get a little kitten again. i mean, our cat is abit lonely since she has been on her own for a bit... :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:56

    ok now i'm wishing i could get a little kitten again. i mean, our cat is abit lonely since she has been on her own for a bit... :D

    So do I. I want a cat or a dog, but because I rent, it ain't possible :(

  • lou02/05/2009 at 15:58

    as i checked drop.io i also noticed mr and mrs c are having a day at the beach/ out (sorry if this has already been mentioned). hope they are having a nice time, the weather is certainly lovely :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 15:59

    as i checked drop.io i also noticed mr and mrs c are having a day at the beach/ out (sorry if this has already been mentioned). hope they are having a nice time, the weather is certainly lovely :)

    It's hot out here too. There's more mayday madness today - Denmark is one big party!

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 15:59

    as i checked drop.io i also noticed mr and mrs c are having a day at the beach/ out (sorry if this has already been mentioned). hope they are having a nice time, the weather is certainly lovely :)

    oh thats who it is!! whoopsie

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 16:00

    as i checked drop.io i also noticed mr and mrs c are having a day at the beach/ out (sorry if this has already been mentioned). hope they are having a nice time, the weather is certainly lovely :)

    Yep. And lots of Ferrari pics are appearing now.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 16:00

    It's hot out here too. There's more mayday madness today - Denmark is one big party!

    oh i forgot it was mayday... i've no idea if anything is happening around here, all i know is it's lovely and warm and i wish i wasn't stuck inside doing textiles. :(

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:00

    It's hot out here too. There's more mayday madness today - Denmark is one big party!

    I'd quite like some sun/warmth back. I was cooking my dinner tonight at 5.30pm thinking that only 6 weeks ago it was light enough for F1 cars to be qualifying here, and this week it was pitch black. I'd hate to think how early it will get dark in the middle of winter.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 16:01

    oh thats who it is!! whoopsie

    i assume it's mrs c, as well there is a comment saying

    'Mrs christine at the seaside: '

    :D

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 16:01

    Haven't been outside all day. Maybe I should have done. Wish I lived in town so I could just wander about the saturday market for a bit. I can't be bothered to do the 25 min walk there, same back, from here..

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:03

    Yep. And lots of Ferrari pics are appearing now.

    Must be Gavin's. He's in a couple of them anyway :P

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:07

    I just uploaded a video onto youtube, and it hadn't even processed before it got withdrawn due to a copyright claim by FOM. It was an interview with Mark Webber for Australian TV - do FOM own the rights to all driver images? I thought it was just the world feed.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 16:08

    I just uploaded a video onto youtube, and it hadn't even processed before it got withdrawn due to a copyright claim by FOM. It was an interview with Mark Webber for Australian TV - do FOM own the rights to all driver images? I thought it was just the world feed.

    I don't think FOM own the rights to that interview. Contact YouTube.

  • RG02/05/2009 at 16:09

    Hey folks, managed to nick a few minutes away to go to the 'toilet'.

    Am loving the cat pics on drop.io, find them so cute

  • Bassano Clapper02/05/2009 at 16:09

    I don't think FOM own the rights to that interview. Contact YouTube.

    But someone else probably does

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:10

    I don't think FOM own the rights to that interview. Contact YouTube.

    I won't bother fighting it, because I am breaching the uploading rules by uploading a TV show, but I did find it a bit odd it was FOM of all people.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:11

    I won't bother fighting it, because I am breaching the uploading rules by uploading a TV show, but I did find it a bit odd it was FOM of all people.

    Couldn't you just write in the description that all rights to this clip belong to the TV station the interview's from?

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:12

    Couldn't you just write in the description that all rights to this clip belong to the TV station the interview's from?

    nope, the law doesn't work that way unfortunately.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 16:19

    i assume it's mrs c, as well there is a comment saying

    'Mrs christine at the seaside: '

    :D

    pah, that would be common sense!

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 16:24

    I just uploaded a video onto youtube, and it hadn't even processed before it got withdrawn due to a copyright claim by FOM. It was an interview with Mark Webber for Australian TV - do FOM own the rights to all driver images? I thought it was just the world feed.

    You could always try this F1 fan beats FOM over you-tube clip withdrawl

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 16:25

    You could always try this F1 fan beats FOM over you-tube clip withdrawl

    Oh yeah .. and the guy won. There's a later blog post about it below the initial post

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:27

    Oh yeah .. and the guy won. There's a later blog post about it below the initial post

    He did very well but my video isn't footage I recorded myself, it's blatantly ripped from my PVR. It's a shame because the channel I recorded it off is only available in metropolitan cities and I know a lot of rural Mark Webber fans here in Aus who would like to see the features from the pre-race show.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 16:32

    He did very well but my video isn't footage I recorded myself, it's blatantly ripped from my PVR. It's a shame because the channel I recorded it off is only available in metropolitan cities and I know a lot of rural Mark Webber fans here in Aus who would like to see the features from the pre-race show.

    That's a bummer

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 16:32

    Yes, we have been to the beach today. Had ice cream, watched some ducklings, got a bit wet by the waves. Have returned now, trawling sand through all the rooms.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 16:33

    Oh yeah .. and the guy won. There's a later blog post about it below the initial post

    Thats awesome :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:33

    Yes, we have been to the beach today. Had ice cream, watched some ducklings, got a bit wet by the waves. Have returned now, trawling sand through all the rooms.

    :D

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:34

    do FOM own the rights to all driver images? I thought it was just the world feed.

    fom claim to own copyright on anything recorded within the confines on the perimeter fence at grand prix. where was the interview conducted?

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:35

    Oh yeah .. and the guy won. There's a later blog post about it below the initial post

    haven't read all the details, but it sounds like he just hasn't been challenged yet. he hasn't gone head-to-head with fom and won has he?

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:37

    fom claim to own copyright on anything recorded within the confines on the perimeter fence at grand prix. where was the interview conducted?

    it was definitely in the paddock

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 16:37

    haven't read all the details, but it sounds like he just hasn't been challenged yet. he hasn't gone head-to-head with fom and won has he?

    his 'win' is that fom didnt challenge him

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:39

    it was definitely in the paddock

    yeah, you've no chance.

    was trying to work out why your massa video hasn't been pulled yet, and i'm wondering if the copyright checking software needs more than 17 seconds worth of material to work with?

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:40

    his 'win' is that fom didnt challenge him

    in that case, most certainly a win in inverted commas :)

    a good start though.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:40

    was trying to work out why your massa video hasn't been pulled yet, and i'm wondering if the copyright checking software needs more than 17 seconds worth of material to work with?

    possibly - the kimi and his icecream vid was 28 seconds

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:42

    possibly - the kimi and his icecream vid was 28 seconds

    might be a good experiment to conduct. upload video in one second increments and see which ones survive.

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 16:44

    You could always try this F1 fan beats FOM over you-tube clip withdrawl

    FOM could publish the best amateur content on its website and build an online F1 community.

    I couldn't agree with him more, it would be great to see events unfolding from someone attending the race.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:45

    I couldn't agree with him more, it would be great to see events unfolding from someone attending the race.

    so true, the first thing I did when I was picking which grandstand to sit in the first time I went to the GP was search youtube for clips of the view from each of my options.

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:46

    I couldn't agree with him more, it would be great to see events unfolding from someone attending the race.

    there are some serious double-standards going on there, seeing as the stewards used fan footage from fuji '07 to make the call on lewis' driving etiquette.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 16:47

    I couldn't agree with him more, it would be great to see events unfolding from someone attending the race.

    there are some serious double-standards going on there, seeing as the stewards used fan footage from fuji '07 to make the call on lewis' driving etiquette.

    LOL you're right. To me, that was done to try and undermine Lewis because of all the rubbish that happened that year. Definitely double standards though!

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 16:47

    Hands up who’s disappointed we didn’t get to see DC back in the car if only for a short time?

    I'm disappointed we didn't get to see DC back into a car. not that i want to discuss reverse gear in f1 cars again...but yeah, sad to see DC out in many respects, now if a kiwi gets a drive, then the sport is really moving global which is good. maybe it might even go to the US sometime. those boston pictures are great, and i might be moving there this year - maybe the paper and me will team up to get an F1 street race happening! i can dream....

  • toxicfusion02/05/2009 at 16:48

    there are some serious double-standards going on there, seeing as the stewards used fan footage from fuji '07 to make the call on lewis' driving etiquette.

    They did? was the footage online or provided by a fan attending?

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 16:48

    *waves exhaustidly* hello you lovely people :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 16:49

    OMG! I can't believe that the Indycars race on street circuits and there's no reverse gear in the gearbox!

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 16:52

    *waves exhaustidly* hello you lovely people :)

    Hi Lukeh :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 16:52

    there are some serious double-standards going on there, seeing as the stewards used fan footage from fuji '07 to make the call on lewis' driving etiquette.

    They did? was the footage online or provided by a fan attending?

    I think it was fan footage...

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 16:53

    They did? was the footage online or provided by a fan attending?

    i think it was online stuff from memory.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:53

    Next installment in the Greatest Racing Eras series on my blog :)

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/2009/05/greatest-racing-eras-group-b-rally-cars.html

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 16:54

    Next installment in the Greatest Racing Eras series on my blog :)

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/2009/05/greatest-racing-eras-group-b-rally-cars.html

    Ooh I look forward to reading it! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:54

    I think it was fan footage...

    Yep, it was an "alternate angle" of the incident showing Lewis' questionable driving under the safety car which caused the Vettel-Webber shunt.

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 16:54

    I think it was fan footage...

    i see we are both a little vague on the idea. i think it was fan footage that was online. i can't remember a deal being made about somebody posting a video file to the stewards or anything. i think they just kept saying "fan footage" though.

    off to do a kimi and get icecream..

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:54

    Ooh I look forward to reading it!

    Aha, you're a fan of Group B too I take it! :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 16:55

    Ooh I look forward to reading it!

    Aha, you're a fan of Group B too I take it! :D

    My first rally I ever attended was the RAC rally when it was a Group B race!

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:55

    They did? was the footage online or provided by a fan attending?

    footage was uploaded by a fan to youtube caused controversy in fan forums and blogs:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2007/10/02/you-decide/

    the stewards were alerted, i think by ed gorman, and the youtube footage was reviewed by the stewards inside the chinese paddock (the next race).

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:56

    My first rally I ever attended was the RAC rally when it was a Group B race!

    Sweeeeeet! :D Which year was it?

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 16:56

    Yes, we have been to the beach today. Had ice cream, watched some ducklings, got a bit wet by the waves. Have returned now, trawling sand through all the rooms.

    I am sooooo not jealous of your day... :(

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:57

    *waves exhaustidly* hello you lovely people :)

    *waves back only with more vigour*

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 16:57

    hoorah, have just been invited to breakfast at my favourite cafe, where the food looks like this and the view looks like this.

    I learnt this year that they stay open when the Grand Prix is on - the food is better than anything you'd get actually inside the circuit so next year I may duck out for lunch and hope 100,000 other people aren't doing the same.

    Fun fact of the day: the aerial shots of Albert Park on google maps were taken whilst the circuit was being deconstructed a few years ago.

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 16:58

    the stewards were alerted, i think by ed gorman, and the youtube footage was reviewed by the stewards inside the chinese paddock (the next race).

    thanks for that.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 16:58

    Actually I'm in a surprisingly good day considering all the panic buying (we're closed for 1 day and people go mad, it's insane). It doesn't feel right being in a good mood after work, I feel like Piquet after a good performance - "What the hell just happened?!"

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 16:58

    Oh by the way, the poll to decide which WSC DVD I'm to buy finished yesterday and it will be 1988!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 16:59

    My first rally I ever attended was the RAC rally when it was a Group B race!

    Sweeeeeet! :D Which year was it?

    Probably 1986... I don't remember much and I may have a photo somewhere...

  • me02/05/2009 at 16:59

    Oh by the way, the poll to decide which WSC DVD I'm to buy finished yesterday and it will be 1988!

    yay! when are you buying?

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:00

    hoorah, have just been invited to breakfast

    invitations always welcome. where's mine? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:01

    yay! when are you buying?

    Sometime next week, if not in the near future. But when I do go to make a purchase that will be the first of those DVDs I buy, promise ;)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:01

    Oh gavin, I have something to tell you - remember our conversation on here the other night about mentioning work online, and that guy I know from work who put something in his facebook status?

    I found out today he has a warning tribunal next week...

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:02

    I found out today he has a warning tribunal next week...

    Uh-oh. Busted.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:02

    invitations always welcome. where's mine? ;)

    if you can make it in time for breakfast, which is probably in about 7 hours (which means I should be asleep), feel free ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:02

    Oh gavin, I have something to tell you - remember our conversation on here the other night about mentioning work online, and that guy I know from work who put something in his facebook status?

    I found out today he has a warning tribunal next week...

    Poor guy :( That's why work should be kept away from the internet!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:03

    Probably 1986... I don't remember much and I may have a photo somewhere...

    If it was, you were lucky - you were one of the spectators to witness the last ever Group B WRC event.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:03

    How did 6pm happen?

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:03

    Oh gavin, I have something to tell you - remember our conversation on here the other night about mentioning work online, and that guy I know from work who put something in his facebook status?

    Oops! Why would you do that if your boss was a friend on there?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:04

    If it was, you were lucky - you were one of the spectators to witness the last ever Group B WRC event.

    I'm always lucky ;)

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:04

    if you can make it in time for breakfast, which is probably in about 7 hours (which means I should be asleep), feel free ;)

    I don't like forced invitations ;) Hmmm. 7 hours...my concorde is in the shop and i'm still waiting for my virgin intergalactic ticket to be valid so i'll have to pass :( why are you still awake? is there tennis? you are so typecast...

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:04

    How did 6pm happen?

    Time?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:04

    How did 6pm happen?

    Because 5pm was an hour ago?

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:05

    Oops! Why would you do that if your boss was a friend on there?

    From what I know, he didn't really care, he got so upset that he was willing to take the risk. still, I would've just kept it in and got on with things rather than risk slander because of frustration.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:05

    Because 5pm was an hour ago?

    Was it? It 3pm a minute ago

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:06

    I don't like forced invitations ;) Hmmm. 7 hours...my concorde is in the shop and i'm still waiting for my virgin intergalactic ticket to be valid so i'll have to pass :( why are you still awake? is there tennis? you are so typecast...

    there was tennis but its finished, and Roger let me down again. Now I'm awake because theres no sheets on my bed and actually putting some on it would require getting out of my chair.

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:07

    From what I know, he didn't really care, he got so upset that he was willing to take the risk. still, I would've just kept it in and got on with things rather than risk slander because of frustration.

    Nah. Let me say it: my boss make decisions i would call stupid, but i'm sure he has his reasons for making really dumb decisions. does this cover me?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:07

    I'm always lucky ;)

    I went to the last ever Wellington Street Race in 1996 too. The fact that it took 12 years of arguing before the petrolhead capital of NZ took the round away from Pukekohe (which is the Silverstone of NZ) shows how frustrating it is to live in NZ now.

    And I attended the only GP at Donington, S****'s greatest race where he stopped in front of me at the end. So I'm doing OK so far!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:08

    I don't like forced invitations ;) Hmmm. 7 hours...my concorde is in the shop and i'm still waiting for my virgin intergalactic ticket to be valid so i'll have to pass :( why are you still awake? is there tennis? you are so typecast...

    there was tennis but its finished, and Roger let me down again. Now I'm awake because theres no sheets on my bed and actually putting some on it would require getting out of my chair.

    Sleeping bag?

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:08

    there was tennis but its finished, and Roger let me down again. Now I'm awake because theres no sheets on my bed and actually putting some on it would require getting out of my chair.

    i saw something about Roger (i was near the swiss tv station). I think there should be a sheet fairy that deals with that sort of stuff. i don't need room service, but just one days when it gets to bed time and the bed just isn't organised...and the fairy comes. simple.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:08

    I went to the last ever Wellington Street Race in 1996 too. The fact that it took 12 years of arguing before the petrolhead capital of NZ took the round away from Pukekohe (which is the Silverstone of NZ) shows how frustrating it is to live in NZ now.

    You've been everywhere!

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:09

    Sleeping bag?

    mines in NZ :(

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:09

    Maybe there should be a place on the wiki for races we have attended. Either in our profile or a new page..

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 17:10

    Maybe there should be a place on the wiki for races we have attended. Either in our profile or a new page..

    A new page sounds like a great idea.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:10

    A new page sounds like a great idea.

    I'll get onto it ;)

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:13

    is anyone going to the Ferrari store opening on Wednesday? latest info seems to be that there'll be a Ferrari display outside in Conduit St starting at 10:45. At 11:30 Kimi will be interviewed and have pics taken with the display cars. He will be there with 2 other drivers and will be at the shop until about 3pm.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:14

    is anyone going to the Ferrari store opening on Wednesday? latest info seems to be that there'll be a Ferrari display outside in Conduit St starting at 10:45. At 11:30 Kimi will be interviewed and have pics taken with the display cars. He will be there with 2 other drivers and will be at the shop until about 3pm.

    Do we think that comment should be moved to my guest post?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:17

    Here 'ya :)

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Race+Attendances

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 17:19
  • me02/05/2009 at 17:20

    we started the day off with a plug for the big pic, but really liking today's:

    http://www.f1bigpicture.com/

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:20

    Good stuff.

    :)

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:20

    Do we think that comment should be moved to my guest post?

    is it the same ferrari store? and do we know why you were allowed in it, if kimi hasn't opened it yet?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:20

    we started the day off with a plug for the big pic, but really liking today’s:

    Oooh, very nice that one :)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:20

    we started the day off with a plug for the big pic, but really liking today's:

    Oooh wow, loving the whole silohuettey feel to it.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:21

    is it the same ferrari store? and do we know why you were allowed in it, if kimi hasn’t opened it yet?

    Epic fail by Ferrari there if it's true :D

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:21
  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:22

    Do we think that comment should be moved to my guest post?

    is it the same ferrari store? and do we know why you were allowed in it, if kimi hasn't opened it yet?

    No idea - but the store was open for business and nothing seemed out of the ordinary...

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:22

    talking of the wiki. someone's gone a bit table crazy:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpanel

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:23

    we started the day off with a plug for the big pic, but really liking today's:

    Oooh wow, loving the whole silohuettey feel to it.

    Knight RIder?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:23

    talking of the wiki. someone's gone a bit table crazy:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpanel

    Wasn't me - I'm the numbers and pretty graphs guy round here ;)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:24

    Thanks for all your continued support.

    Best wishes

    Jules

    Awww wow, she's still jenson's PA. That's fantastic :)it's a bit of a shame we won't get as many but it's delightful to hear from her :D

    Nice find lou!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:25

    talking of the wiki. someone's gone a bit table crazy:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpanel

    Have you seen my wiki page BTW?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:25

    Wasn't me - I'm the numbers and pretty graphs guy round here

    Wiki says it was last edited by a mrschristine. Do we know anyone by that name? Doesn't ring a bell for me.

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:26

    Nice find lou!

    that is a good find. slightly baffled as to the use of a stay-at-home-pa, but i'm funny like that.

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:26

    Have you seen my wiki page BTW?

    nope. which one?

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:26

    Have you seen my wiki page BTW?

    it has a beautiful picture ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:26

    Nice find lou!

    that is a good find. slightly baffled as to the use of a stay-at-home-pa, but i'm funny like that.

    So is Lewis Hamilton, it seems ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:27

    Have you seen my wiki page BTW?

    nope. which one?

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/RubberGoat+(Gavin+Brown)

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:28

    So is Lewis Hamilton, it seems ;)

    took me a few reads to get that one!

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:28
  • me02/05/2009 at 17:28

    took me a few reads to get that one!

    me too!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:29

    So is Lewis Hamilton, it seems ;)

    took me a few reads to get that one!

    I pride myself in obscure humour ;)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 17:30

    that is a good find. slightly baffled as to the use of a stay-at-home-pa, but i'm funny like that.

    lol i've been trying to find out where she is for some time, you may have noticed ;) maybe she needs the time at home for some reason... i'm pleased she is still in the JB world though :)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 17:30

    Have you seen my wiki page BTW?

    love the pic gavin! :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:31

    mmm I can smell Lasagne cooking for tea :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:31

    Have you seen my wiki page BTW?

    love the pic gavin! :)

    Cheers!

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:31

    Oh no! My cornetto just fell apart...

    yesterday I spilt tea in my face (please dont ask) and now cornettos dont like me.

    *shakes fist at general snacks*

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:32

    Cheers!

    I like that London's big wheel thing actually works - they spent a year building the Melbourne one, at a cost of $100,000,000 - it worked for 5 weeks, then it broke. They're taking it all down now and apparently it will be up and working again in a little over a year. Epic wheel fail.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:32

    Oh no! My cornetto just fell apart...

    yesterday I spilt tea in my face (please dont ask) and now cornettos dont like me.

    *shakes fist at general snacks*

    You munter! stick to animal crackers!

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:33

    and now cornettos dont like me.

    that's for all those Kimi jokes you must have made.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:33

    Oh no! My cornetto just fell apart...

    Is this going to be Kimi's excuse for doing badly now?

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:33

    I like that London's big wheel thing actually works - they spent a year building the Melbourne one, at a cost of $100,000,000 - it worked for 5 weeks, then it broke. They're taking it all down now and apparently it will be up and working again in a little over a year. Epic wheel fail.

    they should have turned it into a giant wheel of fortune.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:34

    and now cornettos dont like me.

    that's for all those Kimi jokes you must have made.

    Love it :D

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:34

    Is this going to be Kimi's excuse for doing badly now?

    :D:D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:34

    Cheers!

    I like that London's big wheel thing actually works - they spent a year building the Melbourne one, at a cost of $100,000,000 - it worked for 5 weeks, then it broke. They're taking it all down now and apparently it will be up and working again in a little over a year. Epic wheel fail.

    The funny thing about the London Eye is that it was only supposed to be temporary (for the millenium) but it's now London's top tourist attraction!

    Top tip for being a sidepodtourist in London. Buy fast track tickets for EVERYTHING before you turn up. Impulsive visits mean hour-long queues!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:36

    "My Magnum melted and got into the KERS system and..."

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:37

    lol i've been trying to find out where she is for some time, you may have noticed ;) maybe she needs the time at home for some reason... i'm pleased she is still in the JB world though :)

    so was the response directed at you, or are more people interested in her whereabouts?

    she must be f1's most famous pa.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:38

    The funny thing about the London Eye is that it was only supposed to be temporary (for the millenium) but it's now London's top tourist attraction!

    The Melbourne one is something ridiculous like $30 for a short trip in it, and it was built in a place where they only view is shipping yards. A little bit like the Valencia circuit, really.

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:39

    Is this going to be Kimi's excuse for doing badly now?

    what do you mean now?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:40

    The funny thing about the London Eye is that it was only supposed to be temporary (for the millenium) but it's now London's top tourist attraction!

    The Melbourne one is something ridiculous like $30 for a short trip in it, and it was built in a place where they only view is shipping yards. A little bit like the Valencia circuit, really.

    The London Eye isn't cheap. But it was a fantastic experience!

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:41

    The London Eye isn't cheap. But it was a fantastic experience!

    how long are you in there for?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:41

    what do you mean now?

    I was referring to in future races from Spain onwards, since he was 6th in Bahrain.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:41

    The London Eye isn't cheap. But it was a fantastic experience!

    how long are you in there for?

    1x half-hour revolution. More than enough time!

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:41

    I was referring to in future races from Spain onwards, since he was 6th in Bahrain.

    not that i'm biased, but i'm trying to forget that (ahem) decent-ish result.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 17:42

    how long are you in there for?

    It's about 30 mins if I remember correctly?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:42

    I was referring to in future races from Spain onwards, since he was 6th in Bahrain.

    not that i'm biased, but i'm trying to forget that (ahem) decent-ish result.

    There's always an exception to every rule ;)

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:43

    so I updated the race attendances list and mine is a bit longer than I'd realised :-)

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:44

    although I cheated and listed by year instead of Scott's listing years at each race, maybe I should adjust mine for space-saving

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:44

    so I updated the race attendances list and mine is a bit longer than I'd realised :-)

    about to do mine, think it'll be the shortest :D

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:45

    There's always an exception to every rule ;)

    I was really enjoying all those anti ferrari headlines and news stories but now I can't say I've heard anything this week, but I've been pretty busy. might watch the motogp tomorrow and a1gp (is that sunday or monday?)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 17:45

    so was the response directed at you, or are more people interested in her whereabouts?

    mainly a general comment, i was the first to ask where she was back in australia, but since then loads of people have been asking about her. yesh she probably is, she was Danii Monogue's PA once, and also Jacques Villeneuve's PA once apon a time.

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:45

    so I updated the race attendances list and mine is a bit longer than I'd realised :-)

    if you're bored, we've been to silverstone twice... err, and that's it.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 17:46

    if you're bored, we've been to silverstone twice... err, and that's it.

    Goodwood? Autosport?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:46

    is it the same ferrari store? and do we know why you were allowed in it, if kimi hasn't opened it yet?

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/Pages/090403_COR_store_regent_street.aspx

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 17:46

    mainly a general comment, i was the first to ask where she was back in australia, but since then loads of people have been asking about her. yesh she probably is, she was Danii Monogue's PA once, and also Jacques Villeneuve's PA once apon a time.

    Now she finally has a good career to be a part of, yay!

    Sorry, far too tempting... :P

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:46

    although I cheated and listed by year instead of Scott's listing years at each race, maybe I should adjust mine for space-saving

    done, better

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:47

    I was really enjoying all those anti ferrari headlines and news stories but now I can't say I've heard anything this week, but I've been pretty busy. might watch the motogp tomorrow and a1gp (is that sunday or monday?)

    Both Sunday...

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:47

    Goodwood? Autosport?

    no racing at autosport, cept the rush to the exit.

    hillclimb doesn't count.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:48

    done, better

    Sidepodscience? You cheater, you!

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:48

    Goodwood? Autosport?

    no racing at autosport, cept the rush to the exit.

    hillclimb doesn't count.

    Everything counts.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:48

    Sidepodscience? You cheater, you!

    :-D

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:48

    Both Sunday...

    yeah thanks. i was getting confused by the countdown clock on the main page that says 1day and 20 somethings hours... 11am and 3pm local (british) time.

  • me02/05/2009 at 17:49

    if you're talking about general event appearances, don't forget the following pages:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodtour

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:49

    is it the same ferrari store? and do we know why you were allowed in it, if kimi hasn't opened it yet?

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/Pages/090403_COR_store_regent_street.aspx

    I should add that yes, it was the same Ferrari store and the article says that it was open for business from March 3. So no exclusive access, I'm afraid :(

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 17:49

    yeah thanks. i was getting confused by the countdown clock on the main page that says 1day and 20 somethings hours... 11am and 3pm local (british) time.

    this was for a1gp which you can watch live, or at least you could a few races ago when i had the time.

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:50

    done, better

    i may have just reversed all your changes, oops. And why does bold in the wiki hate me? I can't bold anything :(

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:51

    i may have just reversed all your changes, oops. And why does bold in the wiki hate me? I can't bold anything :(

    No probs I'll re-edit and put in a link for Sidepodtour while I'm at it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:53

    done, better

    i may have just reversed all your changes, oops. And why does bold in the wiki hate me? I can't bold anything :(

    Depends on the browser you use. Chrome doesn't like the wiki...

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 17:54

    Depends on the browser you use. Chrome doesn't like the wiki...

    ahh thats my problem. I gave up on firefox because it didn't like flash.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:54

    should be okay now: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Race Attendances

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:55

    Depends on the browser you use. Chrome doesn't like the wiki...

    And the lclt is pants on the chrome...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 17:56

    should be okay now: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Race Attendances

    I reckon I've done alright considering I have lived for 12 years in the Wopwops!

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 17:58

    I reckon I've done alright considering I have lived for 12 years in the Wopwops!

    Not too shabby at all, some good stuff in there.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 18:00

    And the lclt is pants on the chrome...

    lclt only works on chrome for me :s

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:01

    I realise this could quickly turn into another contest, like the postcounts. "I've done more than you". So it needs to be said that this list is aimed at sharing experiences at different events.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 18:04

    Comment in moderation

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 18:07

    just watched the Bahrain video on F1.com. a little disappointing. i think they could have captured the adrenalin of those first few laps a bit more, and on reflection that second half of the race did kind of drag on a bit. video could have been better, or was the race that dull visually speaking? i had fun watching it though....

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 18:09

    just watched the Bahrain video on F1.com. a little disappointing. i think they could have captured the adrenalin of those first few laps a bit more, and on reflection that second half of the race did kind of drag on a bit. video could have been better, or was the race that dull visually speaking? i had fun watching it though....

    the video recap had more daddyham than the 2 hour race broadcast itself did :(

  • Scott in Italy02/05/2009 at 18:12

    the video recap had more daddyham than the 2 hour race broadcast itself did :(

    Last year, a few of us decided that if you show a minute of country cliches, eg baquettes in france, you know the video wasn't great. maybe this year we measure a bad race by dad appearances. hey - is there an f1 drinking game? (of soft drink obviously) - driver's dad on tv, random celebrity on grid walk (eg robert plant, eric clapton), piquet spins, commentator saying GO GO GO...thoughts?

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 18:21

    lclt only works on chrome for me :s

    Everything sidepodcast related works like a charm in Chrome for me :)

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 18:22

    Evening all :)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 18:22

    Evening all

    Hey alex :)

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 18:23

    I have never been to a car race of any kind...

    I suppose that is why I run http://www.SofaF1.com ;)

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 18:29

    I have never been to a car race of any kind...

    Well that seems to have shocked everyone into silence...

    I'm off out for dinner. Have fun everyone :)

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:30

    I realise this could quickly turn into another contest, like the postcounts. "I've done more than you". So it needs to be said that this list is aimed at sharing experiences at different events.

    oh yeah, that's true. I think I will delete what I just wrote

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:31

    I'm off out for dinner. Have fun everyone :)

    Have a great evening Alex :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:33

    the video recap had more daddyham than the 2 hour race broadcast itself did :(

    daddyham?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 18:35

    daddyham?

    LewHam's dad.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:35

    Hi Alex, bye Alex :-)

    oh yeah, that's true. I think I will delete what I just wrote

    Out of curiosity, what did you write?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:35

    daddyham?

    LewHam's dad.

    Daddyham sounds like a crap town name :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:36

    Out of curiosity, what did you write?

    And why delete it?

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:36

    Out of curiosity, what did you write?

    Not a lot, been to Testing @Silverstone 4 times, once to quali and also the 2007 British GP

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:37

    Out of curiosity, what did you write?

    And why delete it?

    Just looking at the Wiki history of that one and I can't understand the problem with it, looked good to me.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:38

    And why delete it?

    Not that I saw it, but I heard about comment numbers being seen as a bit of a competition and this is in the same ilk.

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:41

    Not that I saw it, but I heard about comment numbers being seen as a bit of a competition and this is in the same ilk.

    please don't delete your writing jackie. pretty please.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:43

    please don't delete your writing jackie. pretty please.

    Sorry me, it was just that Pat's later comment about competition made sense. If it's possible to have it undeleted then I am fine with it, I just didn't want to cause offence to anyone

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 18:43

    Not that I saw it, but I heard about comment numbers being seen as a bit of a competition and this is in the same ilk.

    I have seen an elk... If there's a competition to be had about elks I'm...

    ...ah ilks ;)

    Bye :)

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:43

    oooooh. it's wine o'clock in our house :)

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:43

    I have seen an elk... If there's a competition to be had about elks I'm...

    :D :D

  • Amy02/05/2009 at 18:44

    right, time for zzz otherwise i'll never make it to breakfast. have a good evening, europeans!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 18:44

    oooooh. it's wine o'clock in our house

    Red, white or rose?

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:44

    Can I be a welk now and crawl back in my shell

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:45

    Sorry me, it was just that Pat's later comment about competition made sense. If it's possible to have it undeleted then I am fine with it, I just didn't want to cause offence to anyone

    i'll ask the lady, she's a wiki wiz ;)

    fear not though, as far as i know you've never have, and are never likely to offend anyone jackie ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 18:45

    right, time for zzz otherwise i’ll never make it to breakfast. have a good evening, europeans!

    We have names, ya know ;)

    Night Australi...I mean Amy ;)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 18:45

    oooooh. it's wine o'clock in our house :)

    ah lucky. i really feel like some rose tonight, but i'm out and kinda can't have any :( lol

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:45

    right, time for zzz otherwise i'll never make it to breakfast. have a good evening, europeans!

    what about the sheets tho?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:45

    Jake Humphrey on his local football team:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/05/glory_hunting_is_not_for_me.html

    The lad's got talent, he has.

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:46

    Can I be a welk now and crawl back in my shell

    nope. will shall not let you. stay and enjoy wine o'clock with us.

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:47

    ah lucky. i really feel like some rose tonight, but i'm out and kinda can't have any :( lol

    we have plenty. four bottles and a box here. will you join us :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:47

    oooooh. it's wine o'clock in our house :)

    Tonight I am having a Cutler Crest Zinfandel from Sunny California.

    One downside of the credit crunch is that gifts of wine from suppliers have plummeted exponentially :(

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 18:47

    we have plenty. four bottles and a box here. will you join us :)

    must keep an eye on spc tonight then... ;)

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:47

    Not that I saw it, but I heard about comment numbers being seen as a bit of a competition and this is in the same ilk.

    No it was fine. I suggested the page in the first place. :-)

    I just noted that it has the potential to become a ***ing contest and wanted to head it off before it went there.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:48

    oooooh. it's wine o'clock in our house :)

    I may have to fire up the Guinness and curry facilities.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:48

    nope. will shall not let you. stay and enjoy wine o'clock with us.

    I'm thinking of being a bit of a couch potato and sending out for some food, 2 classic biscuits and some cornflakes isn't really healthy easting for the day

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:48

    I may have to fire up the Guinness and curry facilities.

    That's quite a mix!

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:49

    we have plenty. four bottles and a box here. will you join us :)

    I bought the Guinness despite there being a half price offer on loads of wine in Tesco. I am idiot.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:49

    I may have to fire up the Guinness and curry facilities.

    Oooh *laughs* I'd be visiting the loo after that

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:50

    That's quite a mix!

    Yes I shall have to switch to lager during the curry consumption or it'll go horribly wrong

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:51

    Oooh *laughs* I'd be visiting the loo after that

    The radiation suits are on standby.

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:51

    I'm thinking of being a bit of a couch potato and sending out for some food, 2 classic biscuits and some cornflakes isn't really healthy easting for the day

    sounds like a plan. i'm sending out for food too. i've sent christine out to the kitchen.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:51

    It's usually about now Flibster comes in, mentions the chocolate word and runs away leaving me wanting some

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 18:51

    Now Dad is pestering me about cars by text message.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 18:52

    sounds like a plan. i'm sending out for food too. i've sent christine out to the kitchen.

    I have some cookies, that'll do me for the evening

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:52

    sounds like a plan. i'm sending out for food too. i've sent christine out to the kitchen.

    You naughty man, give the lady an evening off

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:53

    sounds like a plan. i'm sending out for food too. i've sent christine out to the kitchen.

    You naughty man, give the lady an evening off

    Yeah make her a cupcake or something!

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:53

    You naughty man, give the lady an evening off

    she enjoys it... apparently. plus i provided the wine :)

  • Aitch02/05/2009 at 18:54

    I may have to fire up the Guinness and curry facilities.

    I'll be picking up a selection of Mexican beer (no Corona) to get an early start on the Cinco de Mayo festivities.

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:54

    I have some cookies, that'll do me for the evening

    what sorta cookies?

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 18:54

    what sorta cookies?

    maryland :D currently on sale in... a certain supermarket.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 18:55

    It's usually about now Flibster comes in, mentions the chocolate word and runs away leaving me wanting some

    I have cheesecake... :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:55

    You naughty man, give the lady an evening off

    she enjoys it... apparently. plus i provided the wine :)

    What's on the Sidepodmenu then?

  • lou02/05/2009 at 18:56

    we have plenty. four bottles and a box here. will you join us :)

    lol i'd love to, but am teaching a friend psychology this evening :(

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:56

    I'll be picking up a selection of Mexican beer (no Corona) to get an early start on the Cinco de Mayo festivities.

    cinco de mayo... remind me. i learnt last year and have forgotten already?

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:57

    maryland :D currently on sale in... a certain supermarket.

    tasty ones,

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:57

    I have cheesecake... :D

    what??

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:57

    lol i'd love to, but am teaching a friend psychology this evening :(

    Sounds...interesting...?

  • lou02/05/2009 at 18:57

    random question, how long, on average does a fillet of salmon take to cook?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 18:57

    It's usually about now Flibster comes in, mentions the chocolate word and runs away leaving me wanting some

    Actually have Lemon Cheesecake, fresh strawberries or Apple Pie with cinnamon ice cream tonight.

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:57

    What's on the Sidepodmenu then?

    sausages, mash and something called spring greens. i might skip them tho.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 18:58

    random question, how long, on average does a fillet of salmon take to cook?

    What size is it and what sort of cooking?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:58

    cinco de mayo... remind me. i learnt last year and have forgotten already?

    I think it's mexican independence day.

    Is your google broke or something? ;)

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

  • me02/05/2009 at 18:58

    random question, how long, on average does a fillet of salmon take to cook?

    christine said... "grill or oven"?

  • lou02/05/2009 at 18:58

    Sounds...interesting...?

    yeah it's great, i love psychology, my favourate subject, just wish i had rose too:

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 18:58

    random question, how long, on average does a fillet of salmon take to cook?

    Mmmmmmmmm salmon.

    Not that it helps... :(

  • lou02/05/2009 at 18:58

    christine said... "grill or oven"?

    oven

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 18:59

    I have cheesecake... :D

    Grr I don't want to go shopping :D

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 18:59

    How does John Barrowman get so many shows on the BBC? It's terrifying stuff. I'm susprised he didn't present the F1, he's in everything else!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 18:59

    random question, how long, on average does a fillet of salmon take to cook?

    Depends if you are using the Freud, Kafka, Descartes or Nietzsche method...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:00

    Sounds...interesting...?

    yeah it's great, i love psychology, my favourate subject, just wish i had rose too:

    Logic is cool...

  • Aitch02/05/2009 at 19:00

    cinco de mayo... remind me. i learnt last year and have forgotten already?

    Mexican army beating the French army (who hasn't) in 1862 Battle of Peubla.

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 19:00

    Actually have Lemon Cheesecake, fresh strawberries or Apple Pie with cinnamon ice cream tonight.

    Can I show you a black flag! You're determined to make me want sweet stuff

  • me02/05/2009 at 19:00

    oven

    christine guesses 20mins. but thinks flibster is the man to ask.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 19:00

    what??

    Oops, it's lemon cheesecake... silly me... :D

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 19:01

    Actually have Lemon Cheesecake, fresh strawberries or Apple Pie with cinnamon ice cream tonight.

    Oh...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:01

    oven

    christine guesses 20mins. but thinks flibster is the man to ask.

    Sidepodsalmon?

  • me02/05/2009 at 19:01

    Mexican army beating the French army (who hasn't) in 1862 Battle of Peubla.

    ahh cheers. i remember a rocketboom special on it last year. i learn... then i forget.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:03

    Mexican army beating the French army (who hasn't) in 1862 Battle of Peubla.

    ahh cheers. i remember a rocketboom special on it last year. i learn... then i forget.

    Gotta make room for a cupcake recipe up there somewhere...

  • Jackie02/05/2009 at 19:05

    See you in a bit .. heading out for Chicken and Mango curry

  • lou02/05/2009 at 19:06

    christine guesses 20mins. but thinks flibster is the man to ask.

    hehehe thanks. that's what i thought too. in answer to Flibsters earlier question it's like an average fillet of normal salmon :D

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 19:06

    christine guesses 20mins. but thinks flibster is the man to ask.

    Depends on the size of the piece - 20 minutes is about average though.

    I wouldn't oven cook salmon at all tbh. I'd poach or steam it.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 19:06

    Logic is cool...

    logic?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:07

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=940

    Maverick's post on KERS (Thanks Jackie)

    I see KERS like Turbos - unreliable at first, but after a while you'd be foolish not to have one on your car...

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 19:07

    Can I show you a black flag! You're determined to make me want sweet stuff

    I do have a cake to make on Monday though - has so much nasty stuff in it. :D

    Will have to put the recipie up on the wiki. ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:07

    christine guesses 20mins. but thinks flibster is the man to ask.

    Depends on the size of the piece - 20 minutes is about average though.

    I wouldn't oven cook salmon at all tbh. I'd poach or steam it.

    I like Salmon in the smoked raw variety with dill mustard dressing :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:08

    Can I show you a black flag! You're determined to make me want sweet stuff

    I do have a cake to make on Monday though - has so much nasty stuff in it. :D

    Will have to put the recipie up on the wiki. ;)

    I'll have to ask my mum for the recipe to 'Ten Ton Twix Cake' - nothing beats it!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:08

    Logic is cool...

    logic?

    Umm, I did some PHIL papers at uni and one was on logic - I loved it!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 19:08

    Depends on the size of the piece - 20 minutes is about average though.

    I wouldn't oven cook salmon at all tbh. I'd poach or steam it.

    *cough* we aren't brilliant cooks tbh, but am trying my best. lol my friend made me make sure it was the right time, she is a little paranoid about making sure things cook for the right amount of time :P

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 19:09

    Aww I'm re-reading BATracer again... a completely mad race but a complete disaster for Brawn :(

    trust the weather to change as I pit, grr.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 19:11

    Aww I'm re-reading BATracer again... a completely mad race but a complete disaster for Brawn :(

    trust the weather to change as I pit, grr.

    You see that's how unrealistic it is - in real life Ross Brawn would have used that to his advantage and won you the race :)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 19:11

    You see that's how unrealistic it is - in real life Ross Brawn would have used that to his advantage and won you the race :)

    and told us to pit for wets instead of 15 laps in heav rain on intermediates

    *bitter at batracer* :D

  • me02/05/2009 at 19:11

    *cough* we aren't brilliant cooks tbh, but am trying my best. lol my friend made me make sure it was the right time, she is a little paranoid about making sure things cook for the right amount of time :P

    we like to be useful.

    right food calling, back soon.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 19:12

    we like to be useful.

    :D

    right food calling, back soon.

    have fun

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 19:12

    Hey this is Lou's friend...just to say i am not paranoid!!!!!!! i've just never cooked salmon before! and she'll just blame me if i poison her!

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 19:14

    Hey this is Lou's friend...just to say i am not paranoid!!!!!!! i've just never cooked salmon before! and she'll just blame me if i poison her!

    Hello lou's friend :) don't worry about it, I got paranoid about toast today so salmon's not too bad to be paranoid about :P

    although please no poisoning! :D

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 19:14

    Hey this is Lou's friend...just to say i am not paranoid!!!!!!! i've just never cooked salmon before! and she'll just blame me if i poison her!

    When cooked it should flake nicely - it should still be moist though.

  • me02/05/2009 at 19:14

    Hey this is Lou's friend...just to say i am not paranoid!!!!!!! i've just never cooked salmon before! and she'll just blame me if i poison her!

    hi lou's friend. can we have pics when it's done pls?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 19:15

    Hey this is Lou's friend...just to say i am not paranoid!!!!!!! i've just never cooked salmon before! and she'll just blame me if i poison her!

    :D

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 19:15

    of course!!! i'll have to charge my phone though...the camera broke! :(

  • me02/05/2009 at 19:16

    of course!!! i'll have to charge my phone though...the camera broke! :(

    excellent. back shortly.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 19:17

    of course!!! i'll have to charge my phone though...the camera broke! :(

    watch, it'll be a perfectly cooked, succulent salmon and we'll all be mega jealous ;)

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 19:17

    okay Lou's back now...better go. I get addicted to these things easily.. haha

  • lou02/05/2009 at 19:20

    okay Lou's back now...better go. I get addicted to these things easily.. haha

    haha gosh i go away for two mins and she is chatting to you guys about salmon. lol :) time to get on with a bit of revision, i'll send in a pic of the salmon when it's cooked :)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 19:20

    okay Lou's back now...better go. I get addicted to these things easily.. haha

    *wavesnbye bye* :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 19:23

    sounds like a plan. i'm sending out for food too. i've sent christine out to the kitchen.

    :D

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 19:27

    i'm sending out for food too. i've sent christine out to the kitchen.

    I didn't hear a *thwack*

    She may not have read it yet.. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 19:28

    My mum's looking at painting an abstract canvas and that's got me thinking about painting a canvas of my own. Blowing up a picture of an F1 car, tracing it and then painting it. Would look rather nice in my room I think.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 19:43

    also true. we need regular an allen-esque recaps.

    That makes me wonder - do you think he's going to do another one of those?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 19:44

    Question about Robert Kubica's nationality on 1 vs 100 :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 19:49

    Question about Robert Kubica’s nationality on 1 vs 100

    Good job the guy played his dodge, cos he got it wrong :D

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 19:53

    That makes me wonder - do you think he's going to do another one of those?

    We must stop him!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 19:54

    We must stop him!

    Why? It's funny! :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 20:02

    ok, for those of you that wanted to see the salmon once it was cooked

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0122-jpg

    oh and we also had a lovely dessert

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0122-jpg

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0124-jpg

    Yum!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 20:02

    oh and we also had a lovely dessert

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0122-jpg

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0124-jpg

    oops the first link was supposed to be

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0123-jpg

  • me02/05/2009 at 20:04

    oops the first link was supposed to be

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0123-jpg

    wow. can't believe we invited you here, when your house is clearly the place to be!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 20:06

    wow. can't believe we invited you here, when your house is clearly the place to be!

    lol sadly not my house. tis my friends house ;) we used to have those kinda magnums some time last week, but they weren't around for long :P

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 20:06

    ok, for those of you that wanted to see the salmon once it was cooked

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0122-jpg

    yum!

    oh and we also had a lovely dessert

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0122-jpg

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0124-jpg

    :o!! kimi-esque ;)

  • me02/05/2009 at 20:06

    okay Lou's back now...better go. I get addicted to these things easily.. haha

    don't we all :)

  • me02/05/2009 at 20:07

    She may not have read it yet.. ;)

    apparently she's now upset i prefer lou's magnums over her sausages.

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 20:09

    apparently she's now upset i prefer lou's magnums over her sausages.

    they're my magnum's not Lou's. allllll mine!

    damn it, i'm starting to like this place. i should stop or i'll never pass my exams.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 20:09

    apparently she's now upset i prefer lou's magnums over her sausages.

    Does Franck like sausages? ;)

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 20:09

    Why? It's funny! :D

    It's embarrassing!

    I don't think he'll do another one... but we can only hope...

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 20:10

    It can, but in truth F1 just wouldn’t be the same, to me at least, without the Ferrari as the sport would be losing its most successful team.

    I would love to see the back of Ferrari an I am only sorry it didn't happen 50 years ago. Being successful when the governing body is blatantly biased toward them for most of their existence is no great achievement. Lotus overtook Ferrari's total of wins but dropped back after Chapman died and then went out of business. McLaren overtook them before Schumacher went to Maranello. Had Schumacher not gone there McLaren could be 50 or 100 wins ahead of them. Ferrari's record is massively overstated.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 20:10

    damn it, i'm starting to like this place. i should stop or i'll never pass my exams.

    and so the addiction begins... :P

  • lou02/05/2009 at 20:10

    apparently she's now upset i prefer lou's magnums over her sausages.

    :D lol i would agree with you, about prefering magnums over sausages... just because well, i don't each sausages. lol i'm sure they were lovely though

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 20:10

    damn it, i'm starting to like this place. i should stop or i'll never pass my exams.

    It begins!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 20:10

    and so the addiction begins... :P

    she doesn't even like f1! lol

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 20:11

    she doesn't even like f1! lol

    I like Vettel :D

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 20:11

    she doesn't even like f1! lol

    Who said you need to like F1? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 20:11

    she doesn't even like f1! lol

    She will when we're finished with her! ;)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 20:12

    she doesn't even like f1! lol

    Another challenge for you to get someone interested in something awesome? ;)

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 20:12

    I like Vettel :D

    That's enough F1 knowledge to qualify.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 20:17

    I've never seen Magnum in a box before.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 20:22

    wow. can't believe we invited you here, when your house is clearly the place to be!

    lol sadly not my house. tis my friends house ;) we used to have those kinda magnums some time last week, but they weren't around for long :P

    That's a bit of a bloody pretentious box for a Magnum!

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 20:24

    That's a bit of a bloody pretentious box for a Magnum!

    Eek! Why? just, that, why? what is the point of extra 'rubbish...

    Although being that shiny it might make an interesting 'mini solar cooker' as an experiment I supose....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 20:24

    apparently she's now upset i prefer lou's magnums over her sausages.

    :D lol i would agree with you, about prefering magnums over sausages... just because well, i don't each sausages. lol i'm sure they were lovely though

    Come to Denmark, we have proper sausages here!

    ( I was originally going to say "Come to Denmark and I'll show you a sausage" but realised it might get taken the wrong way! :D )

  • lou02/05/2009 at 20:24

    That's enough F1 knowledge to qualify.

    :D she smiled. We are going to go now, just cause she is already starting to get really addicted, she hears me talk about this place all the time and once she figured out how the doohickey worked she started to get very addicted, i've sent her into the other room now. She's already part of other online communities, i fear for her health and exam results if she were to be part of another atm. speak to y'all later!

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 20:25

    :D she smiled. We are going to go now, just cause she is already starting to get really addicted, she hears me talk about this place all the time and once she figured out how the doohickey worked she started to get very addicted, i've sent her into the other room now. She's already part of other online communities, i fear for her health and exam results if she were to be part of another atm. speak to y'all later!

    I dunno why but 'I sent her into the other room' has me in the giggles...!

    talk to you later lou :)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 20:48

    *pokes sidepodcast's tummy*

    wakey wakeyy!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 20:50

    Guys,

    Apparently Denmark now makes a Supercar called a Zenvo ST1. I've just read an article and seen a video about it here and it must be pretty special, because I've never seen a Danish man so happy and talkative before (well at least while still sober)!

  • me02/05/2009 at 20:54

    *pokes sidepodcast's tummy*

    just went into the other room to check on doohickey. she was sleeping peacefully.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 20:56

    just went into the other room to check on doohickey. she was sleeping peacefully.

    Aww :D same here. Am writing up a blog entry i'm still unsure about but we'll see when it's done, although not f1 related.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 20:58

    Although being that shiny it might make an interesting 'mini solar cooker' as an experiment I supose....

    But does ice cream need a mini solar cooker?

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 21:01

    But does ice cream need a mini solar cooker?

    LOL

    might be useful for cooking mini something elses though - couple of cupcakes or cookies for the end of a days camping for example :-)

    DP drooled at the picture, even though he was eating icecream already :-) I can't abide things that come in tons of packaging for the sake of it (not to mention the mark up for the box!), so wondering if there was a reuse for said box that might be enough of an excuse for DP to have one 'just to try'...

    LPG is just a rabid greenie with a nasty F1 habit....

  • RG02/05/2009 at 21:08

    hello you lovable lot (questionable). Miss anything? Pleeeeeease say you haven't started anything new

  • RG02/05/2009 at 21:12

    Okay, it appears I have walked into a black hole.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 21:13

    *waves* hello mr RG. it's very quiet here tonight!

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 21:13

    Just some more sidepodcookery, RG.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 21:14

    Okay, it appears I have walked into a black hole.

    Watch this video: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/28/video-zenvo-st1-proves-dreams-to-come-true/

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 21:15

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat): 02/05/2009 at 22:14:26

    Okay, it appears I have walked into a black hole.

    Watch this video: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/28/video-zenvo-st1-proves-dreams-to-come-true/

    'Tis awesome! Has 1100hp and can do 230mph+! :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 21:16

    'Tis awesome! Has 1100hp and can do 230mph+! :D

    And because it's Danish, it runs on a combination of herrings and Gammel Dansk!

  • Dan Brunell02/05/2009 at 21:21

    Finally back home from a week on the road.

    random question, how long, on average does a fillet of salmon take to cook?

    Funny I am cooking salmon too tonight. Instead of using the standard mahi mahi or orata I am trying it with some coho salmon I caught last fall. Should be interesting.

    For mexican beer, I would recommend "Dos X" if you can get it.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 21:24

    might be useful for cooking mini something elses though - couple of cupcakes or cookies for the end of a days camping for example :-)

    Interesting. I guess what you need is something that cooks in the time it takes to eat a Magnum.

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 21:25

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/lewishamilton/5259892/Lewis-Hamilton-snubs-McLaren-ex-mentor-Ron-Dennis.html

    Hmmmmmm

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 21:26

    Interesting. I guess what you need is something that cooks in the time it takes to eat a Magnum.

    Not likely in the UK though. Would be more likely that you would eat the magnum on a previous occasion and then use the box as the basis for a cooker for future times. Cake in a solar cooker in the UK usually takes c. 3 hours unless you can really insulate....

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 21:29

    Watch this video: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/28/video-zenvo-st1-proves-dreams-to-come-true/

    It sounds great. The side looks like it is based on the McLaren F1 style

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 21:40

    It sounds great. The side looks like it is based on the McLaren F1 style

    Personally I think it's a 5 pints of awesome combination between the new Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 and a hot VW Scirocco. :D

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 21:42

    It sounds great. The side looks like it is based on the McLaren F1 style

    This may seem stupid, but i've just realised that Danish people don't speak english....

    there's my stupid moment for today!

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 21:43

    Just wrote up a new blog entry if anyone's interested, it's not about F1 but rather the art of story telling in video games...

    http://toata.blogspot.com/2009/05/14-sit-down-and-ill-tell-you-story.html

    Thought I'd give it a plug nevertheless ;)

  • Dan Brunell02/05/2009 at 21:44

    Watch this video: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/28/video-zenvo-st1-proves-dreams-to-come-true/

    Sweet. It looks like a cross between a Lotus Elise and the DB9 LeMans car.

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 21:46

    Thought I'd give it a plug nevertheless ;)

    Plug away, we love the plugtasticness.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 21:47

    Instead of doing anything productive like coursework or looking for a car, I watched the 2008 WTCC finale at Macau earlier. Utter craziness! I've got the F3 races for future watching.. hate to think what they got up to..

  • Dan Brunell02/05/2009 at 21:49

    I'm watching the build up to the Kentucky Derby. Race horse jockeys make F1 drivers look like NBA basketball centers.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 21:50

    This may seem stupid, but i've just realised that Danish people don't speak english....

    That is probably why Gavin is learning Danish

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 21:51

    That is probably why Gavin is learning Danish

    I thought he already knew it.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 21:51

    That is probably why Gavin is learning Danish

    That would make sense

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 22:02

    That is probably why Gavin is learning Danish

    I thought he already knew it.

    I'm getting there!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:08

    I'm getting there!

    See, before I read your Wiki page I thought you were already from Denmark!

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 22:10

    might be useful for cooking mini something elses though - couple of cupcakes or cookies for the end of a days camping for example :-)

    I have these. They rock.

    http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/grilliput-camping-set/index.html

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:10

    See, before I read your Wiki page I thought you were already from Denmark!

    Oh, speaking of Wiki pages, I kinda decided to do mine in the same style as Gavin's :P

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Scott+Woodwiss

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:12

    Oh, speaking of Wiki pages, I kinda decided to do mine in the same style as Gavin's :P

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Scott+Woodwiss

    you missed page 22? :(

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 22:12

    I have these. They rock.

    http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/grilliput-camping-set/index.html

    Don't you have to go outside to make use of something like that? Scary.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:13

    you missed page 22?

    I do have the said magazine with page 22! I shall take a picture when I can :)

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 22:14

    Don't you have to go outside to make use of something like that? Scary.

    Nope. have used them on the cooker using the hoot to vent the smoke out. :D

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 22:16

    Don't you have to go outside to make use of something like that? Scary.

    Nah, just have ventilation. Storm kettles are good inside as well...

    Its the 'use the sun' things that require outside outside. And even then only the food/cooker needs to be outside, you just visit to fill and empty :-)

    Unless you are really sophis. and have one built into the wall of your house erk!

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 22:17

    I have just caught up with comments... just in time to go to bed!

    Cuh!!

    Or rather I was caught out still up!!!

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:18

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

    :D

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 22:18

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

    I spend a lot of time correcting people who are wrong on the internet. Vital work I believe.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 22:19

    Unless you are really sophis. and have one built into the wall of your house erk!

    Our flat is south facing.

    The window in the bedroom is 12ft long by 6ft high

    Lounge is 18ft long by 6ft high.

    My playroom is 12ft long by 6ft high *but also completely covered - no natural light gets in at all*

    In summer it would hapilly hit 35°C inside *without the aircon we had fitted*

    Why would we need to stick it on the wall outside? ;)

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:20

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

    (hearts)

  • Christine02/05/2009 at 22:20

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

    That is the BEST one I've ever seen.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:21

    Speaking of webcomics, you heard of Cyanide and Happiness? :D

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 22:22

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

    Hahahaha, brilliant!

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2009 at 22:23

    Mr C... just a quick thing before I really really really go...

    If the thing with the sleeping doohicky is to reduce processor time wouldn't it be best to make all of the comments when it wakes up load in one hit rather than no more than (what is it) 20 comments?

    I imagine it would be lighter on the server an it would certainly be easier from a reading perspective... Because just when you start reading again it moves...

    Only a minor thing :)

    Sidepodhugs to all :)

    Goodnigh!

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 22:24

    http://xkcd.com/447/

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 22:24

    lol

    you may be the exception - how much light do you get into the south facing rooms? Need light (lux) more than heat for solar cooking... now making jerky/dehydrating/drying is another matter entirely :-D

    Re: Aircon - we don't have any and keep it cool(er) by restricting airflow and using curtains/blinds (so reduction in lux) in summer. Leaving the windows open and all light coming in would see 30+ quite easily in the living room (the south facing one!) or the childrens bedroom (ditto) but I can keep it 'down' to 12C quite easily (well, did last summer when we had 30C days, gord only knows about this year with the predicted many more at that level!!).

    Ruddy useful in winter though, having good potential for solar gain :-D

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:24

    Only a minor thing :)

    good plan, we can try it and monitor the graphs.

    night sir.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 22:25

    Oh, speaking of Wiki pages, I kinda decided to do mine in the same style as Gavin's :P

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Scott+Woodwiss

    I should get around to doing one. Maybe I'll do it in a mo if I can think of anything to put there.

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 22:26

    I get into this situation a lot... http://xkcd.com/386/

    Brilliant :-)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 22:29

    God I love watching the video to Supreme by a certain mr Robbie Williams. Damn fine song too!

    More music videos need classic f1 :P

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:30

    God I love watching the video to Supreme by a certain mr Robbie Williams. Damn fine song too!

    'Tis a good video!

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 22:37

    lol

    you may be the exception - how much light do you get into the south facing rooms? Need light (lux) more than heat for solar cooking... now making jerky/dehydrating/drying is another matter entirely :-D

    Re: Aircon - we don't have any and keep it cool(er) by restricting airflow and using curtains/blinds (so reduction in lux) in summer. Leaving the windows open and all light coming in would see 30+ quite easily in the living room (the south facing one!) or the childrens bedroom (ditto) but I can keep it 'down' to 12C quite easily (well, did last summer when we had 30C days, gord only knows about this year with the predicted many more at that level!!).

    Ruddy useful in winter though, having good potential for solar gain :-D

    Far too much light. Can see the sun pretty much from sunrise to sunset sadly.

    Only have 2 windows that open in the place - one in the bedroom and one in the lounge. The ones in my playroom are sealed shut and were when we moved in. Although the window does now have a layer of corrogated plastic sheeting that is coated in spray chrome. Keeps the light out very nicely.

    We have blackout blinds on all the other windows - which is fine, they just aren't that much of a defence against the amount of light we get.

    Even today the temperature in the flat after we went out hit 29°C as we forgot to switch the aircon on... There is no way to keep the flat cool without it - all our rooms are southfacing. :(

    The house we''re moving to on the other hand - aircon gets fitted soon. Shouldn't need it in my playroom that much though. Thats in the basement. :D

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:40

    just reading good post on reacting to a situation from mike.

    applicable to racing but also to many other situations.

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 22:41

    Even today the temperature in the flat after we went out hit 29°C as we forgot to switch the aircon on... There is no way to keep the flat cool without it - all our rooms are southfacing. :(

    Ouch... you sound like you could do with a visit from an 'advisor' (energy/heat one, there is a 'title' but it escapes me atm...)

    Blackout blinds can help - but if they are presenting a dark side to the light outside they can also become sources of radiant heat and make the situation worse :-( White or light or shiny are the ways to go :-) (do feel for you, house before this one was a heat-up nightmare until I newspapered the windows one summer in a fit of argh... and found that it worked erk!

    But basements can be fantastic heat sinks for the rest of a house as well :-)

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:41

    fans of twit may find christine's latest blog post interesting. i wasn't a calacanis fan before, most certainly am not now :(

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 22:46

    This may seem stupid, but i’ve just realised that Danish people don’t speak english….

    I blame Sandi Toksvig

  • lou02/05/2009 at 22:46

    hey all it's me again :) i've just returened from my friends. she thanks you all very much for helping with the salmon situation :)

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 22:47

    gone all emotional from watching the Senna stuff on the BBC website :(

    what a legend.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 22:48

    hey all it's me again :) i've just returened from my friends. she thanks you all very much for helping with the salmon situation :)

    heya lou :)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:49

    gone all emotional from watching the Senna stuff on the BBC website

    'Tis a good documentary. I've seen a few times now, mostly on YT.

    I'm saying 'Tis a lot today.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 22:49

    This may seem stupid, but i’ve just realised that Danish people don’t speak english….

    I blame Sandi Toksvig

    But no-one in Denmark knows who she is!

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 22:50

    hey all it's me again :) i've just returened from my friends. she thanks you all very much for helping with the salmon situation :)

    Does your friend have a name or is she really called Lou's friend. Maybe she just likes to be anonymous but who would do that?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:52

    Just thinking about the Palmer Sport thing again. When you drive in the Palmer Jaguar JP1 or Formula Jaguar, there's 2 onboard cameras on each and you get to keep the footage on a flash drive :D

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 22:52

    But no-one in Denmark knows who she is!

    Well, she does seem to spend all her time here, lol.....

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:52

    Does your friend have a name or is she really called Lou's friend. Maybe she just likes to be anonymous but who would do that?

    if she were trully anonymous she'd have at least six alternate names.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:53

    if she were trully anonymous she'd have at least six alternate names.

    :D

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 22:53

    if she were trully anonymous she'd have at least six alternate names.

    We only know 2 of yours - me and Mr C - what are the other 4 then?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 22:54

    Ouch... you sound like you could do with a visit from an 'advisor' (energy/heat one, there is a 'title' but it escapes me atm...)

    Nothing we can do. At least the heating bill is cheap in summer - in winter too as one of the first things we did was rip out all the storage heaters and replace them with a single portable oil heater. Even that is rarely on as the chap downstairs has his heating on 24x7 in winter as does the chap above. ;)

    Blackout blinds can help - but if they are presenting a dark side to the light outside they can also become sources of radiant heat and make the situation worse :-( White or light or shiny are the ways to go :-)

    They are white on the outside - I'd prefer black to be fair, as although that may reach a higher temperature, it cools down faster. Best method I found to stay cool while at uni was to have a really old tshirt and dunk it in cold water then wring most of it out and put it on damp - magnificent :D

    But basements can be fantastic heat sinks for the rest of a house as well :-)

    I just want to live in 16°C weather... Nothing hotter than 20°C - My brain stops working at that point.. ;)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 22:54

    Does your friend have a name or is she really called Lou's friend. Maybe she just likes to be anonymous but who would do that?

    she says i'm allowed to tell you her name is Naomi. She thought it would be simpler to call herself 'Lou's friend' though cause at the time it would have sounded strange her coming online talking about salmon when no one knew who she was. lol

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 22:55

    We only know 2 of yours - me and Mr C - what are the other 4 then?

    Franck, Sebastien, Rob and Smedders?

  • me02/05/2009 at 22:56

    she says i'm allowed to tell you her name is Naomi. She thought it would be simpler to call herself 'Lou's friend' though cause at the time it would have sounded strange her coming online talking about salmon when no one knew who she was. lol

    hullo naomi.

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 22:56

    she says i'm allowed to tell you her name is Naomi. She thought it would be simpler to call herself 'Lou's friend' though cause at the time it would have sounded strange her coming online talking about salmon when no one knew who she was. lol

    She has a point, we instantly knew exactly who it was rather than wondering who the mysterious Naomi (if that's her real name) was.

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 22:59

    I just want to live in 16°C weather... Nothing hotter than 20°C - My brain stops working at that point.. ;)

    That makes two of us!

    I have suggested learning interesting complicated languages and moving to scandinavia, but Andy wasn't keen, lol...

    Thought - does your front door open into an enclosed corridor? Cracking the door slightly when you are there at the height of the day could help a bit (for the time you have left, lol). Other than that, without seeing its a bit hard to suggest anything (and is drastically OT even for here :-) )

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 23:00

    just to say hi back really :D

    I'm honoured that you are all still talking about me...i must have made a good impression....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 23:01

    I have suggested learning interesting complicated languages and moving to scandinavia, but Andy wasn't keen, lol...

    You could always move to Copenhagen - everybody speaks English there...

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:02

    Thought - does your front door open into an enclosed corridor? Cracking the door slightly when you are there at the height of the day could help a bit (for the time you have left, lol). Other than that, without seeing its a bit hard to suggest anything (and is drastically OT even for here :-) )

    Nope. It's normally really hot in the corridor - but the stairs are normally really cool. :(

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:02

    just to say hi back really :D

    Hi Naomi. Just wanted to say welcome and that passing exams isn't all it's cracked up to be.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:04

    just to say hi back really :D

    I'm honoured that you are all still talking about me...i must have made a good impression....

    We've captured another one! :D

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:04

    You could always move to Copenhagen - everybody speaks English there...

    :) I've been to Copenhagen, I know what you mean.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:05

    she says i'm allowed to tell you her name is Naomi. She thought it would be simpler to call herself 'Lou's friend' though cause at the time it would have sounded strange her coming online talking about salmon when no one knew who she was. lol

    I have never thought that I had to be formally introduced to someone before I could discuss salmon. I must bring myself up to speed on modern etiquette

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:05

    just to say hi back really :D

    oh no...you're really going to get addicted if you're not careful... i should have never asked about the salmon! :P

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:05

    We've captured another one!

    BOO YEAH! :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:06

    I have never thought that I had to be formally introduced to someone before I could discuss salmon. I must bring myself up to speed on modern etiquette

    hahaha... well it would have involved explaining, and i think the original idea was to comment while i was not in the room. lol

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:06

    We've captured another one! :D

    Just like fishing. There you go back to salmon again.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:06

    oh no...you're really going to get addicted if you're not careful... i should have never asked about the salmon! :P

    It's fantastic that someone's come into the world of sidepodcast through the questioning of salmon. Perhaps in my future career wherever it may lie I should try and introduce myself via questioning of how to cook a pancake in style...

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:06

    I'm honoured that you are all still talking about me...i must have made a good impression....

    do you have a wiki page yet? it's been several hours after all...

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:07

    do you have a wiki page yet? it's been several hours after all...

    She's only at Stage 2 according to the Wiki ;)

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:08

    hahaha... well it would have involved explaining, and i think the original idea was to comment while i was not in the room. lol

    We should have a random question button on the front page. That way newbies can introduce themselves by asking unual questions without an explanation.

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:08

    She's only at Stage 2 according to the Wiki ;)

    Have we established if Naomi likes F1? Not that it's important or anything, it'd be nice to know though.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:08

    Have we established if Naomi likes F1? Not that it's important or anything, it'd be nice to know though.

    She likes Vettel, and apparently that's enough in our book :D

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:08

    Have we established if Naomi likes F1? Not that it's important or anything, it'd be nice to know though.

    She said earlier she liked Vettel which is close enough

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:08

    It's fantastic that someone's come into the world of sidepodcast through the questioning of salmon.

    Most people were given a link or through google...

    She can genuinly say that it's all Lou's fault! :D

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 23:09

    You could always move to Copenhagen - everybody speaks English there...

    Well, yes.... but I grew up in a household with a parent who spoke 7 languages and was told it was rude not to at least try! Needless to say that I don't really do anything but English (veryredface) although I can usually get the gist from written or spoken, just have ab.so.lute.ly nil chance of a stab at responding... the voice of the parent is there at the back of my mind goading me and I go blanker than a blank blankety blank card

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:09

    Have we established if Naomi likes F1? Not that it's important or anything, it'd be nice to know though.

    yup, she likes vettel. she already knows more than us ;)

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:09

    So i Naomi going to be live commenting next weekend or is she going to be around to support Lou on Sunday night?

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 23:10

    I like Vettel, but thats cause as a joke i said i'd support him once and then he went and won. the only other F1 stuff i know is from Lou, she tells me random stuff.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:10

    So i Naomi going to be live commenting next weekend or is she going to be around to support Lou on Sunday night?

    To stage 3 already? Man, this would be a quick transition!

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 23:11

    So i Naomi going to be live commenting next weekend or is she going to be around to support Lou on Sunday night?

    see this is where the knowledge goes....whats happening next sunday?

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:11

    To stage 3 already? Man, this would be a quick transition!

    Uh oh, I smell another competition brewing - who can get from stage 1 to stage 7 (or is it 8) the fastest?

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:12

    So i Naomi going to be live commenting next weekend or is she going to be around to support Lou on Sunday night?

    no she isn't meant to know about that!...

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:12

    see this is where the knowledge goes....whats happening next sunday?

    nothing.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:12

    see this is where the knowledge goes....whats happening next sunday?

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 23:13

    no she isn't meant to know about that!...

    I think that the cat may have already left the bag on that one....

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:13

    the only other F1 stuff i know is from Lou, she tells me random stuff.

    Have you heard about Kimi's hat?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:13

    see this is where the knowledge goes....whats happening next sunday?

    Next weekend is the Spanish GP but this Sunday evening Lou is co-hosting a podcast. You have to be around for that to hear how good she is.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:14

    no she isn't meant to know about that!...

    OOPS Too late

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:14

    littlepurplegoth: 03/05/2009 at 00:13:25

    no she isn't meant to know about that!...

    I think that the cat may have already left the bag on that one....

    :D

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:14

    Next weekend is the Spanish GP but this Sunday evening Lou is co-hosting a podcast. You have to be around for that to hear how good she is.

    This is the part where lou kills Steven

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:14

    Next weekend is the Spanish GP but this Sunday evening Lou is co-hosting a podcast. You have to be around for that to hear how good she is.

    Steven's fault!

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:15

    Next weekend is the Spanish GP but this Sunday evening Lou is co-hosting a podcast. You have to be around for that to hear how good she is.

    oh wow, you mean she's actually agreed to do it? i'm deffo there! thats history in the making ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:15

    Steven's fault!

    As always! :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:15

    Have you heard about Kimi's hat?

    most of my friends have heard about kimi's hat... i had a long rant about it once. lol

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:15

    OOPS Too late

    grrr.

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:16

    Have you heard about Kimi's hat?

    i think we need an induction list:

    - buemi's 3-tenths

    - hand gestures for james allen

    - cupcakes

    - cogs

    anything else?

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:16

    oh wow, you mean she's actually agreed to do it? i'm deffo there! thats history in the making ;)

    i didn't agree.... Steven made me. lol

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 23:16

    oh she moans to me about the co-hosting stuff... i have to say though i've been made to listen to a couple of podcasts and they are very good.

    and yes i've heard about the hat...she showed it to me. i have to say it kinda looks like a riding hat.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 23:16

    Next weekend is the Spanish GP but this Sunday evening Lou is co-hosting a podcast. You have to be around for that to hear how good she is.

    oh wow, you mean she's actually agreed to do it? i'm deffo there! thats history in the making ;)

    Speaking of which, what time is the debrief/panel? Usual time?

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:16

    most of my friends have heard about kimi's hat... i had a long rant about it once. lol

    I want one, and a pair of sunglasses, a Ferrari shirt and a Magnum so I can do an impression of Kimi.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:16

    This is the part where lou kills Steven

    Next thing you know it will be my fault lou is co-hosting in the first place

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:16

    - buemi's 3-tenths - hand gestures for james allen - cupcakes - cogs

    Argh, cogs!

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:17

    anything else?

    THAT WOMAN?

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:17

    anything else?

    i made her listen to Christine's Felipe Baby song. She's been humming it all evening! :)

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:17

    ... i have to say though i've been made to listen to a couple of podcasts and they are very good.

    is the correct answer ;)

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:17

    I want one, and a pair of sunglasses, a Ferrari shirt and a Magnum so I can do an impression of Kimi.

    you WANT a kimi hat?! you mean a hat that looks like it's too big for you?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:17

    Next thing you know it will be my fault lou is co-hosting in the first place

    I agree.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:17

    i made her listen to Christine's Felipe Baby song. She's been humming it all evening!

    :D

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:18

    i didn't agree.... Steven made me. lol

    You are going to love it. I know you are not convinced yet but you and Jackie will do a great job and after it's over you will be so happy you have done it.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:18

    i made her listen to Christine's Felipe Baby song. She's been humming it all evening! :)

    its infectious...

    *starts humming*

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:18

    Next thing you know it will be my fault lou is co-hosting in the first place

    !!!!

  • littlepurplegoth02/05/2009 at 23:19

    *starts humming*

    Funny that - there's someone whistling the same tune sitting next to me as well....

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:20

    anything else?

    Surely pandas?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:20

    Surely pandas?

    And otters pockets

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:21

    You are going to love it. I know you are not convinced yet but you and Jackie will do a great job and after it's over you will be so happy you have done it.

    hmmm..... i've still got to think of a really evil killer question. you'll be on the panel right? :P

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:21

    most of my friends have heard about kimi's hat... i had a long rant about it once. lol

    It's good to know you tell them the things that matter.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:21

    And otters pockets

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:21

    And otters pockets

    Marmots, Franck, Rob Smedley, cupcakes?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:22

    hmmm..... i've still got to think of a really evil killer question. you'll be on the panel right? :P

    He has only himself to blame! :P

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:22

    Surely pandas?

    And otters pockets

    this is some list!

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:22

    It's good to know you tell them the things that matter.

    kimi's hat is a traumatic look for hats everywhere. I feel their pain.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:22

    It's good to know you tell them the things that matter.

    hehe :) they all know Jenson's won some races too, and that he overtook Hamilton in the last race. Erm... and yeah they know Jenson's doing well. lol

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 23:23

    oh she keeps talking to me about Pandas as well, and that women. that just makes me laugh!!!

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:23

    Marmots, Franck, Rob Smedley, cupcakes?

    We could just mention the wiki - then Naomi can look for herself.

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:23

    hmmm..... i've still got to think of a really evil killer question. you'll be on the panel right?

    2 killer questions - this is gonna be one awesome panel :D

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:23

    We could just mention the wiki - then Naomi can look for herself.

    Good one.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:24

    2 killer questions - this is gonna be one awesome panel :D

    is Jackie around by any chance?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:24

    kimi's hat is a traumatic look for hats everywhere. I feel their pain.

    I think it gets bigger at each race... I'm scared to think what will be on his head at the end of the season...

  • Pat W02/05/2009 at 23:24

    - buemi's 3-tenths

    - hand gestures for james allen

    - cupcakes

    - cogs

    What's Buemi's 3-tenths? Is it like Alonso's 6-tenths?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:24

    hmmm..... i've still got to think of a really evil killer question. you'll be on the panel right? :P

    I haven't put my name down because I have been on more than anyone else but if no-one else wants to do it then I am in.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:25

    What's Buemi's 3-tenths? Is it like Alonso's 6-tenths?

    Nooooo!

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:25

    We could just mention the wiki - then Naomi can look for herself.

    am thinking of an introductory list for anybody new - here's what you need to know to make sense of sidepodcomments.

    i didn't realise it was quite so long though.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:25

    I think it gets bigger at each race... I'm scared to think what will be on his head at the end of the season...

    well thats just given me brilliant photoshopping ideas now, gosh dom, you should be ashamed! :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:25

    I haven't put my name down because I have been on more than anyone else but if no-one else wants to do it then I am in.

    you're going to be on the panel.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:25

    Has Lou mentioned her job in the racing team?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:25

    Drunken sidepodhugs?

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:25

    is Jackie around by any chance?

    not sure, but she did post on facebook earlier about the panel. so she's thinking too.

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:26

    I haven't put my name down because I have been on more than anyone else but if no-one else wants to do it then I am in.

    but you are the alan davies of the panel :(

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:26

    I haven't put my name down because I have been on more than anyone else but if no-one else wants to do it then I am in.

    I may be available too... :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:26

    Has Lou mentioned her job in the racing team?

    i have a job in a racing team?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:26

    well thats just given me brilliant photoshopping ideas now, gosh dom, you should be ashamed! :D

    Kimi at Royal Ascot?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:26

    you're going to be on the panel.

    I am supposed to voluneer people not be volunteered myself. It's in the rules somewhere.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:27

    not sure, but she did post on facebook earlier about the panel. so she's thinking too.

    okay, you don't happen to know how many questions we are asking each do you? lol

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 23:27

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW-aQqDZgeA

    Just. Effin. Glorious!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:27

    i have a job in a racing team?

    She has a job in a racing team?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:27

    but you are the alan davies of the panel :(

    You mean I am supposed to say stupid things to make everyone else look intelligent?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:28

    i have a job in a racing team?

    RSPCRF1. Flying the Osprey with Jordan

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:28

    You mean I am supposed to say stupid things to make everyone else look intelligent?

    Isn't that usually the other way round with you?

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:28

    She has a job in a racing team?

    We all have jobs in a racing team.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:28

    Isn't that usually the other way round with you?

    He's the anti-Alan Davies!

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:29

    okay, you don't happen to know how many questions we are asking each do you? lol

    at a guess, maybe 5 each? but plan to drop some if people waffle.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:29

    RSPCRF1. Flying the Osprey with Jordan

    ooooooh right! sorry i had a blank moment there.

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:29

    He's the anti-Alan Davies!

    Steven is the Stephen Fry of SPC - he always has the right answer.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:29

    at a guess, maybe 5 each? but plan to drop some if people waffle.

    ok :) will do.

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:29

    Steven is the Stephen Fry of SPC - he always has the right answer.

    and it's usually Quite Interesting too :)

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:30

    You mean I am supposed to say stupid things to make everyone else look intelligent?

    i mean you get asked the question last after everyone else has picked the good ones.

    ...and you're always there ;)

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:30

    okay, you don't happen to know how many questions we are asking each do you? lol

    I think it is three but it is up to you two. Normally there are about 6 questions. When I hosted I had 10 just in case and because there were only 4 panellists rather than the normal 6 I used 7 or 8 questions. But you and Jackie are in charge so you can have as manay as you like pretty much.

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:30

    at a guess, maybe 5 each? but plan to drop some if people waffle.

    *prepares 1 word answers*

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:30

    I am supposed to voluneer people not be volunteered myself. It's in the rules somewhere.

    i know but it's you're fault i'm doing the panel so the least you can do is be on it :P

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:30

    *prepares 1 word answers*

    :D

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:31

    Isn't that usually the other way round with you?

    I have been doing it wrong all this time. Shows how stupid I am

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:31

    i know but it's you're fault i'm doing the panel so the least you can do is be on it :P

    amen.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:31

    I am supposed to voluneer people not be volunteered myself. It's in the rules somewhere.

    Maybe there's a loophole in these rules?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:31

    at a guess, maybe 5 each? but plan to drop some if people waffle.

    If? Christine always plays my theme tune at some point

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:32

    *prepares 1 word answers*

    *thinks of a really really really evil killer question* :P

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:32

    Maybe there's a loophole in these rules?

    were they badly written?

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:32

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW-aQqDZgeA

    Just. Effin. Glorious!

    BRM V16 wins!

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:33

    i know but it's you're fault i'm doing the panel so the least you can do is be on it :P

    I was planning on heckling from the comments. I haven't scored a single point from the comments.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:33

    were they badly written?

    I think you were quite drunk...

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:33

    *thinks of a really really really evil killer question* :P

    Oopps, I appear to have put in 1 word, when I meant 100 word. What an unfortunate typo!

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:33

    Maybe there's a loophole in these rules?

    Bet the loophole is one of those toroidal ones that can only be made by crochet

  • Lou's Friend02/05/2009 at 23:33

    okay I have to go to bed now, me tired. so night all and it was nice chatting to you. x

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:34

    Massa may have spun 5 times at Silverstone last year but it wasn't the first time he'd achieve that magical number:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkbXVzPRf8I&NR=1

    Deepest apologies for the music :D

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:34

    I think you were quite drunk...

    nevah!

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:34

    okay I have to go to bed now, me tired. so night all and it was nice chatting to you. x

    Well done for understanding some of what we are saying!

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:34

    BRM V16 wins!

    by a mile!

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:34

    Bet the loophole is one of those toroidal ones that can only be made by crochet

    :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:34

    I was planning on heckling from the comments. I haven't scored a single point from the comments.

    well i was planning on not hosting a podcast, but sometimes plans change :P

    ;)

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:35

    okay I have to go to bed now, me tired. so night all and it was nice chatting to you. x

    night naomi.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:35

    okay I have to go to bed now, me tired. so night all and it was nice chatting to you. x

    night! ;)

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:35

    okay I have to go to bed now, me tired. so night all and it was nice chatting to you. x

    You are not allowed to go to bed this early here. It is compulsory to stay up half the night.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 23:36

    BRM V16 wins!

    by a mile!

    ...Even though it has the worst sample!

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:36

    well i was planning on not hosting a podcast, but sometimes plans change :P

    ;)

    :D

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:36

    BRM V16 wins!

    by a mile!

    Will have to dig up my copy of Into The Red and sample the CD.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:36

    I was planning on heckling from the comments. I haven't scored a single point from the comments.

    i have 1 point from the comments, boo ya :D

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:37

    Good night Naomi

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:38

    i have 1 point from the comments, boo ya :D

    I wonder if I can score points in the comments if I am on the panel.

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:38

    Night Naomi!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 23:38

    Massa may have spun 5 times at Silverstone last year but it wasn't the first time he'd achieve that magical number:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkbXVzPRf8I&NR=1

    Deepest apologies for the music :D

    God that's an awful video!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:38

    Oopps, I appear to have put in 1 word, when I meant 100 word. What an unfortunate typo!

    hehe ;)

  • Andy Taylor02/05/2009 at 23:39

    I wonder if I can score points in the comments if I am on the panel.

    I would expect the answer to be no. Adjudication please.

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:39

    I wonder if I can score points in the comments if I am on the panel.

    that is a hell of a challenge!

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:40

    I wonder if I can score points in the comments if I am on the panel.

    You could pretend to be someone else on the panel?

    If you say you are called Chris we wouldn't question you because it would confuse everyone...

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:40

    I wonder if I can score points in the comments if I am on the panel.

    you can certainly try... you'll have to be on the panel though :P

  • Jon Waldock02/05/2009 at 23:41

    I wonder if I can score points in the comments if I am on the panel.

    that is a hell of a challenge!

    be on the panel...but then write your answers in the comments, and then refer to the answer in the comments, so you get your answer points and the comments points too,. genius!

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:43

    you can certainly try... you'll have to be on the panel though :P

    If my voice holds up I may be on the panel but I can feel it going. Need to step up my swine flu warning to beige alert just in case.

  • Dom02/05/2009 at 23:43

    be on the panel...but then write your answers in the comments, and then refer to the answer in the comments, so you get your answer points and the comments points too,. genius!

    hehe :)

    "I just made a very good point in the comments which I'm going to steal..."

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:43

    be on the panel...but then write your answers in the comments, and then refer to the answer in the comments, so you get your answer points and the comments points too,. genius!

    I like your thinking

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:44

    If my voice holds up I may be on the panel but I can feel it going. Need to step up my swine flu warning to beige alert just in case.

    ahhh beige, the steve ryder of the colour spectrum

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:45

    If my voice holds up I may be on the panel but I can feel it going. Need to step up my swine flu warning to beige alert just in case.

    it's alright you can be on the panel with little voice. i'm sure we will all understand you :P

  • Lukeh02/05/2009 at 23:46

    it's alright you can be on the panel with little voice. i'm sure we will all understand you :P

    you're absolutely determined to get him on aren't you :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/05/2009 at 23:46

    If my voice holds up I may be on the panel but I can feel it going. Need to step up my swine flu warning to beige alert just in case.

    it's alright you can be on the panel with little voice. i'm sure we will all understand you :P

    If his voice fades off it will be just like normal!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/05/2009 at 23:46

    If his voice fades off it will be just like normal!

    :D

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:47

    you're absolutely determined to get him on aren't you :D

    oooh yes. it's only fair.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:47

    it's alright you can be on the panel with little voice. i'm sure we will all understand you :P

    I think I am being set up. I am being victimised for volunteering Lou to enjoy herself.

  • Flibster02/05/2009 at 23:48

    ahhh beige, the steve ryder of the colour spectrum

    More Georgie Thompson I think...

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:49

    I think I am being set up. I am being victimised for volunteering Lou to enjoy herself.

    you like being on the panel, it's not victimising you :P it'll be fun! ;)

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:50

    I think I am being set up. I am being victimised for volunteering Lou to enjoy herself.

    as discussed at the london pub meeting last month (the one you failed to attend). a majority show of hands agreed that mr. steven roy will appear on every sidepodpanel show forthwith and assume the role of alan davies.

    apologies if you missed this (admittedly al-ki-hol fuelled) memo.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:51

    you like being on the panel, it's not victimising you :P it'll be fun! ;)

    You think I enjoy it? I only do it because no-one else will. I kee offering to step aside but with Kathi tracking people down on skype I can't hide.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:51

    as discussed at the london pub meeting last month (the one you failed to attend). a majority show of hands agreed that mr. steven roy will appear on every sidepodpanel show forthwith and assume the role of alan davies.

    apologies if you missed this (admittedly al-ki-hol fuelled) memo.

    No-one told me that. Time to re-negotiate my sidepodcontract

  • me02/05/2009 at 23:53

    No-one told me that. Time to re-negotiate my sidepodcontract

    majority show of hands might be stretching it actually... i suggested and alex nodded.

    no-one objected though.

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:56

    You think I enjoy it? I only do it because no-one else will. I kee offering to step aside but with Kathi tracking people down on skype I can't hide.

    lol that's alright then, i'll just get Kathi (if she is hosting the call) to make sure you're there too :P

  • Steven Roy02/05/2009 at 23:57

    lol that's alright then, i'll just get Kathi (if she is hosting the call) to make sure you're there too :P

    Damn!

  • lou02/05/2009 at 23:58

    Damn!

    mwahaha :P now i need to actually think of some more questions....

  • Flibster03/05/2009 at 00:02

    Although for sheer beauty and brevity

    PEBKAC

    takes some beating :-)

    I use that almost daily. :D

  • Steven Roy03/05/2009 at 00:02

    mwahaha :P now i need to actually think of some more questions....

    You don't have much time and lots of pressure to be really good and you have to do jokes and be entertaining and keep track of the game. I wish I could play under pressure now.

  • Andy Taylor03/05/2009 at 00:04

    You don't have much time and lots of pressure to be really good and you have to do jokes and be entertaining and keep track of the game. I wish I could play under pressure now.

    Plus there isn't a race to use as inspiration.

  • lou03/05/2009 at 00:05

    You don't have much time and lots of pressure to be really good and you have to do jokes and be entertaining and keep track of the game. I wish I could play under pressure now.

    you're meant to be being nice to me about the whole hosting thing....

  • me03/05/2009 at 00:05

    Plus there isn't a race to use as inspiration.

    we didn't panel bahrain yet.

  • lou03/05/2009 at 00:06

    we didn't panel bahrain yet.

    i'm going to have to re watch the race now, yay! :P

  • Steven Roy03/05/2009 at 00:10

    you're meant to be being nice to me about the whole hosting thing....

    I thought now that you have volunteered me after I volunteered you I could just heckle and wind you up. So I have to be on the panel and be nice. That's tough. :)

  • Steven Roy03/05/2009 at 00:11

    we didn't panel bahrain yet.

    The best questions are generic rather than specific to an event but Lou could certainly use anything that happened there to base questions on.

  • lou03/05/2009 at 00:12

    I thought now that you have volunteered me after I volunteered you I could just heckle and wind you up. So I have to be on the panel and be nice. That's tough. :)

    hehehe :P nice and on the panel would be good ;) although the more mean you are to me the harder i will try and make the questions :P

  • Steven Roy03/05/2009 at 00:14

    i'm going to have to re watch the race now, yay! :P

    Read the news sites as well. They will trigger ideas and of course remember Max's little meeting in Paris with the McLaren penalty and the budget cap and rules related to it. You can always ask people what they would do in any of those situations or how they would control the budget caps.

    You and Jackie need to speak early tomorrow though to make sure that you have not both come up with similar questions

  • lou03/05/2009 at 00:16

    Read the news sites as well. They will trigger ideas and of course remember Max's little meeting in Paris with the McLaren penalty and the budget cap and rules related to it. You can always ask people what they would do in any of those situations or how they would control the budget caps.

    i'll just listen to f1minute again too :)

  • Steven Roy03/05/2009 at 00:16

    hehehe :P nice and on the panel would be good ;) although the more mean you are to me the harder i will try and make the questions :P

    I don't like it when you have the power

  • lou03/05/2009 at 00:18

    I don't like it when you have the power

    you only have yourself to blame :P

  • Steven Roy03/05/2009 at 00:21

    i'll just listen to f1minute again too :)

    Good idea

  • Aitch03/05/2009 at 01:46

    For mexican beer, I would recommend "Dos X" if you can get it.

    I've got a nice selection happening here. Dos Equis (amber & lager especial), Pacifico, Sol and Negra Modelo. I sure hope I can make it for the live show tomorrow:D