Since there has been a resurgance of people forgetting which day it is, me included, I wish to start off by saying that today is MONDAY. Thats M-o-n-d-a-y. Unless you are reading this on another day say if you are looking back through the archives, then its only a 1/7 chance of it being Monday and I'd strongly suggest looking at a calendar or something.

I could try and follow my last attempt at a daily post. But, frankly, my personal bar has been set quite high its almost touching the ceiling. And frankly, I'm hardly the tallest person in the world. Or hardly in the middle either.

So, whats in the news. And OH MY GOD, there is F1 news on a Sunday. Bahrain have said they want to stage F1 in the near future... oh wait, this is Saturday's news. Looks like status quo has resumed.

In the Indycar, oh look, nothing happened. And by the looks of things, nothing might of well replaced something in the MotoGP too.

And of course in the football, nothing should have happened in the game between Chelsea and Tottenham, but it did because of a blind linesman and our good old friend Sepp Blatter's continual refusal to introduce goal line technology. And Gomes continual refusal to hold onto a ball. Similarly, Manchester United's defeat has now given Chelsea every opportunity to go out and win the whole thing, which wouldn't of happened say, if Sepp Blatter had decided to introduce goal line technology.

I won't go on about the game between my local non-league team and Lukeh's local non-league team. No time. Ahem.

But I tell you where something is back people.... Speedway GP has returned!!! Hooray, cheers, its back. And its everyone's favourite rebel Nicki Pedersen who won on the night, but trails current champion Tomasz Gollob in the Championship. My tip Emil Sayfutdinov failed me and only finished third, whereas everyone's favourite over 40 year old (don't worry the rest of this sentence isn't Michael Schumacher) Greg Hancock was flying, before losing out in the semi finals in a shock result. The big moment of the night came from new boy Janusz Kolodziej, who literally flew in heat 20. It returns in 12 days time in Gothenburg, Sweden.

You know what else is happening in 12 days time (a few miles down south of Sweden)? Thats right, Eurovision! You may have heard. Once or twice. Heck I've even started my Eurovision Sofa looking at the songs, starting with A-D and E-I. Coming up today.... L-R. Exciting stuff. Is that not all? No, no it isn't. Follow ESC Daily who have live updates from the rehersals (seriously some of us are that sad).

We haven't had a contender for strangest sporting injuries for a while, but golfer Alex Cejka broke his toe, after hitting a poor golf shot, he vented his fury by smashing his club into the ground, only to catch his shoe and breaking his toe.

And lets finish on some stuff on Sidepodcast, Chris the Yankee has posted his thoughts on DRS and Pirelli creating entertaining races, there's also the chance to be your own interviewee by asking questions on F1 stuff. There is no time to plug right now, but Kai has also penned a review of the documentary 'Senna', who of course, along with Roland Ratzenberger, sadly passed away 17 years ago the past weekend.

Have a nice Monday.

286 responses

  • RG02/05/2011 at 00:01

    I think if I say I was working to GMT I could get away with this one.

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 00:04

    Hehehe, Mum told me plenty about the game RG so I'm covered for that ;)

    Good stuff as always though sir!

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 00:53

    awesomeness ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/senna-comes-to-netflix

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 01:07

    fabulous daily mr rg :)

  • Barrie02/05/2011 at 01:11

    awesomeness ping: sidepodcast.com/p…-comes-to-netflix

    agreed. cant wait to see it. even though most is familiar.

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 01:30

    Bedtime for me, lots of walking has me tired out. Shall sort through photos and videos at some stage on Monday depending on where i am..

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 01:31

    Bedtime for me, lots of walking has me tired out. Shall sort through photos and videos at some stage on Monday depending on where i am..

    Night Pat

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 02:03

    And my allergies are kicking up today. I hope they calm down tomorrow.

  • Dan Brunell02/05/2011 at 02:20

    Hey everyone. Finally home from Portland.

    Happy May Day everyone.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 02:20

    Hi Dan

  • RG02/05/2011 at 02:21

    Hey everyone. Finally home from Portland.

    Hey mate.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 03:47

    Hi everyone

    Just thought I would briefly step in

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 03:48

    Nice daily RG and good night

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 04:02

    Mmm lunch

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 04:06

    Hmmm.... anyone think tomorrow's (today's) IndyCar race will be renamed the "Sao Paulo Memorial Indy 300"?

  • Jordan F102/05/2011 at 04:07

    Well, night everyone. Off to bed.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 04:08

    Night Jordan

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 04:08

    Night Jordan

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 04:35

    Right folks,

    I need sleep - have a good night/morning

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 04:36

    I need sleep - have a good night/morning

    Me too.

    Good night.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 04:36

    Night folks.

  • Dan Brunell02/05/2011 at 04:36

    Night everyone.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 04:41

    Good night all

  • Alex Andronov02/05/2011 at 05:33

    Morning everyone :)

  • Sidepodcast Update02/05/2011 at 05:45
  • Amy via Alistair02/05/2011 at 06:23

    heh one of the authors of the FIA Medicine in Motorsport ebook is Dr Ron Denis.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 06:35

    Someone actually live-tweeted the bin Laden takedown.

    The best part? He didn't even know it.

    http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/05/02/heres-the-guy-who-unwittingly-live-tweeted-the-raid-on-bin-laden/

    The power of social media, indeed.

  • Christine02/05/2011 at 08:12

    I hope I'm still dreaming, otherwise I see three hours of politics talk on my non-politics site.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 08:20

    I hope I'm still dreaming, otherwise I see three hours of politics talk on my non-politics site.

    Oops. Nope, not a dream. Sorry about that - was hard to ignore bin Laden, though.

  • Christine02/05/2011 at 08:23

    Oops. Nope, not a dream. Sorry about that - was hard to ignore bin Laden, though.

    No one has to ignore it. But this is not the place.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 08:24

    No one has to ignore it. But this is not the place.

    Fair enough.

  • Christine02/05/2011 at 08:28

    Before I disappear for the day, I'll just ask that people have a quick re-read of the commenting policy: http://sidepodcast.com/about/comment-policy

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 08:29

    Before I disappear for the day, I'll just ask that people have a quick re-read of the commenting policy: sidepodcast.com/a…ut/comment-policy

    If you need me I'll just be over there on the naughty step. Sorry Christine.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 08:29

    If you need me I'll just be over there on the naughty step. Sorry Christine.

    Same here. This'll be a crowded place today.

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 09:03

    We are getting a hole in the wall behind us today! Our office is split into two parts and we are getting them joined together :)

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 09:08

    We are getting a hole in the wall behind us today! Our office is split into two parts and we are getting them joined together

    Fall of the Berlin Wall? :D

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 09:31

    Night 2 of Masterchef. Come on, show me the dessert!

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 09:31

    Morning guys

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 09:53

    Morning Lukeh.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 09:58

    Slightly troubling news from Joe - the WSBK Kawasaki trucks were stopped in Dover after they were found containing "a large amount of drugs."

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/drug-smuggling-and-the-racing-community/

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 10:17

    they've cut potatos into chips, cut whole chickens into smaller bits of chickens, and made scones. No awesome dessert. See you next time Masterchef.

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 10:18

    Dr Who PING!

    http://toata.co.uk/index.php/2011/05/184-doctor-who-watch-day-of-the-moon/

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 10:54

    No one has to ignore it. But this is not the place.

    I was nervous about the 'announcement' last night when they said there would be one, then it turned out to be that, and we didn't stop talking about it.

    Slide over on the naughty step, everyone. :(

  • Paul02/05/2011 at 10:55

    Slide over on the naughty step, everyone. :(

    Shouldn't you be asleep?

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 10:55

    Shouldn't you be asleep?

    7 AM EST says no, she shouldn't be. :D

  • Paul02/05/2011 at 10:56

    7 AM EST says no, she shouldn't be. :D

    Ah. Silly daylight saving everywhere. I'm still catching up

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:05

    I thought I'd lost my letter with the password I need to buy my 2012 Aus GP tickets. Turns out I'd put it away in a "safe" place and them promptly forgotten I did it.

    Those safe places, they're always so tricky.

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 11:05

    Those safe places, they're always so tricky.

    They're too safe damnit!

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 11:06

    Those safe places, they're always so tricky.

    They're too safe damnit!

    :D

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:06

    Members who wish to select different 4 Day or 4 Corner packages for 2012 can do so by calling 1800 100 030 from 9am Monday 2nd May until Friday 6th May 5pm.

    Gah. Didn't need the password anyway, turns out it was only if you wanted to keep the exact same seats, which Pamela and I have decided we don't :D

  • Alianora La Canta02/05/2011 at 11:09

    heh one of the authors of the FIA Medicine in Motorsport ebook is Dr Ron Denis.

    :) The bloke who treated Robert Kubica after his 2007 Canada crash - I remember F1 Racing joking that maybe the driver was Jean Tot or something?

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:11

    speaking of GP tickets, Singapore have extended their early bird pricing due to "popular demand"

    by popular I assume they mean "we haven't sold many so we'll keep them cheaper for longer in the hope of selling more" because the grandstand that we've got tickets for they're still selling front row seats in.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 11:11

    Shouldn't you be asleep?

    time for work :(

  • Alianora La Canta02/05/2011 at 11:11

    speaking of GP tickets, Singapore have extended their early bird pricing due to "popular demand"

    Evidently there was popular demand for tickets not to become even more expensive...

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:12

    by popular I assume they mean "we haven't sold many so we'll keep them cheaper for longer in the hope of selling more" because the grandstand that we've got tickets for they're still selling front row seats in.

    this does mean it's not too late to come hang with Pamela and I, the seats coming up as 'best available' are only 9 away from us :D #sidepodsingapore

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 11:12

    by popular I assume they mean "we haven't sold many so we'll keep them cheaper for longer in the hope of selling more" because the grandstand that we've got tickets for they're still selling front row seats in.

    hmmm. is the interest finally starting to taper off? it was lower in 2009 and 2010 compared to 2008, but not by much. it looks like there's a significant decline this year.

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:14

    hmmm. is the interest finally starting to taper off? it was lower in 2009 and 2010 compared to 2008, but not by much. it looks like there's a significant decline this year.

    last year the seat right next to mine was still available even about 4 months after I bought it, maybe Singaporeans don't like committing this early. They'd fit in well here :)

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:15

    Are Mr & Mrs C around I have a technical question about an LG internet Tv i have been tasked with setting up at the office

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:28

    Are Mr & Mrs C around I have a technical question about an LG internet Tv i have been tasked with setting up at the office

    morning.

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:29

    morning.

    Hello Sir!

    Does your have Wireless AV? I cant find any explanation of it online or in the tvs manual

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:30

    Does your have Wireless AV? I cant find any explanation of it online or in the tvs manual

    nope, ethernet.

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:33

    nope, ethernet.

    This is an AV connection rather than networking.

    We want to be able to do presentations on it without a cable, I am guessing it isnt possible but the on screen manual insists it is.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:34

    We want to be able to do presentations on it without a cable, I am guessing it isnt possible but the on screen manual insists it is.

    ahh, no idea. my guess would be keynote from the ipad to hdmi?

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:36

    This is an AV connection rather than networking.

    have you got the wireless accessory thing?

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:37

    hey everyone

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:37

    Anyone ready for the Sao Paulo IndyCar 300, Part 2?

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:37

    ahh, no idea. my guess would be keynote from the ipad to hdmi?

    That would still need an HDMI Cable though?

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:38

    Anyone ready for the Sao Paulo IndyCar 300, Part 2?

    I saw an indy car the other day. it looked so old fashioned, like an mid 90s f1 car!

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:38

    have you got the wireless accessory thing?

    I think its built in, it says it is

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:39

    I saw an indy car the other day. it looked so old fashioned, like an mid 90s f1 car!

    One of the current Dallara's? I suppose they've been in action since 2002

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:39

    For those commenting, I assume we'll be using the same IndyCar thread

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:39

    I think its built in, it says it is

    from what i'm googling theres the function in the tv but you still need the wireless av link box to plug your computer into to actually get that bit to talk to the tv, but I don't know if the tvs come with the box or not.

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:40

    One of the current Dallara's? I suppose they've been in action since 2002

    Yes, it was so fat and boxy! amazing how out of date things get in 10 years of motorsport

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:40

    That would still need an HDMI Cable though?

    yeah, that's the only way i can think of doing it though.

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:40

    from what i'm googling theres the function in the tv but you still need the wireless av link box to plug your computer into to actually get that bit to talk to the tv, but I don't know if the tvs come with the box or not.

    Ahhhhhhhhh

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:40

    Ahhhhhhhhh

    this thing http://www.lg.com/au/tv-audio-video/tv-accessories/LG-AN-WL100W.jsp

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:40

    Yes, it was so fat and boxy! amazing how out of date things get in 10 years of motorsport

    Sounds about right. Even when they were designed, they were drawn with safety in minds as opposed to modern features

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:41

    For those commenting, I assume we'll be using the same IndyCar thread

    please :)

    i'm hoping it'll magically fill itself with content once something has happened.

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:41

    That would still need an HDMI Cable though?

    yeah, that's the only way i can think of doing it though.

    I think we need the magic box amy speaks of!

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:42

    this thing www.lg.com/au/tv-…/LG-AN-WL100W.jsp

    Thats huge! booo...

    might as well get one i guess, its not my money :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:42

    i'm hoping it'll magically fill itself with content once something has happened.

    According to tweets from Brazil, all is good and a race is on

  • Janna02/05/2011 at 11:42

    I think we need the magic box amy speaks of!

    I know nothing but does this help? http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6466

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:42

    might as well get one i guess, its not my money :)

    thats the spirit :D

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:42

    I know nothing but does this help? lgknowledgebase.c…&EntryID=6466

    Ah, thats the networking side

  • Janna02/05/2011 at 11:44

    Ah, thats the networking side

    Ok, I found something called an AV connection guide here http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=3434 but it's blank :(

  • Sidepodcast Update02/05/2011 at 11:45
  • Amy02/05/2011 at 11:45

    Ok, I found something called an AV connection guide here lgknowledgebase.c…&EntryID=3434 but it's blank :(

    'this article was:'

    definitely poor :D

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 11:45

    According to tweets from Brazil, all is good and a race is on

    Attendance will take a hit, though, with the Top 3 Brazilian drivers (Tony, Helio, Simona) all out already.

  • Janna02/05/2011 at 11:45

    definitely poor :D

    Most definitely!

  • Nick02/05/2011 at 11:45

    Ok, I found something called an AV connection guide here lgknowledgebase.c…&EntryID=3434 but it's blank :(

    Im just getting a blank screen,

    ive googled around it a lot, there appears to be a dearth of information on the subject online

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 11:48

    @andrewbensonf1:

    FIA says a decision on Bahrain Grand Prix due either later on Monday or on Tuesday: http://bbc.in/ikx0xz

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:50

    FIA says a decision on Bahrain Grand Prix due either later on Monday or on Tuesday: http://bbc.in/ikx0xz

    oooh, go toddy!

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 11:52

    Did you guys hear Ralfie got a podium at the weekend? Cue the Sniff Petrol Jokes...

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 11:52

    Did you guys hear Ralfie got a podium at the weekend? Cue the Sniff Petrol Jokes...

    That was nice of them to give him a souvenir ;)

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 11:53

    oooh, go toddy!

    i'm cautiously optimistic. they could decide... to wait some more.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 11:55

    i'm cautiously optimistic. they could decide... to wait some more.

    also true :)

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 12:06

    i'm cautiously optimistic. they could decide... to wait some more.

    Too many big announcements lately ;)

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 12:07

    Rubens saw my twitpic *faints*

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 12:08

    Rubens saw my twitpic *faints*

    which one?

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 12:08

    Rubens saw my twitpic *faints*

    is that of your house?

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 12:09

    is that of your house?

    Outside my house yeah, he didnt believe mark blundellthe UK was having nice weather

    Now rubens knows where I live.... kind of.

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 12:09

    Rubens saw my twitpic *faints*

    woohoo!

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 12:10

    Now rubens knows where I live.... kind of.

    :)

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 12:10

    it always astounds me how many people Rubens replies to. He's awesome.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 12:11

    it always astounds me how many people Rubens replies to. He's awesome.

    #rankings

  • Joe in Fla02/05/2011 at 12:46

    Hey, have I missed much?

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 13:25

    oooh Jake's unhappy!

    @jakehumphreyf1 Can I please make a public appeal to drivers who drive around in hot weather with their roof down and bad music blaring out...? Don't.

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 14:10

    OMG, Bruno Senna must be worth a million #points for this! http://twitter.com/#!/BSenna/status/65053751412666368

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 14:11

    OMG, Bruno Senna must be worth a million #points for this! twitter.com/#!/BS…65053751412666368

    he's not in the rankings until competes in a session though :(

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 14:12

    he's not in the rankings until competes in a session though :(

    Can we save it in the bank for when he does?

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 14:13

    Can we save it in the bank for when he does?

    i think christine's doing that with his bbc qually analysis too, so i would guess so.

  • RubberGoat02/05/2011 at 14:14

    i think christine's doing that with his bbc qually analysis too, so i would guess so.

    I love the irony that the drivers all complain there's too many buttons, yet Bruno can drive while holding a phone!

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 14:54

    i'm cautiously optimistic. they could decide... to wait some more.

    also true :)

    To prove my point:

    However, the FIA refused to confirm when the decision would be made.

    When asked if the deadline had been moved, an FIA spokeswoman said: "As far as the FIA is concerned we do not have any information. I can't tell you if it is today, tomorrow or the next month."

    It mentions the Benson article too - so either someone misquoted the FIA, or they just contradicted themselves.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/may/02/fia-bahrain-grand-prix-f1

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 15:21

    Interesting update from Joe

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/formula-one-and-news-corporation/

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 15:26

    Interesting update from Joe

    One should strike a balance. The basic feed should still be free (fastest way to attract new fans) while providing premium feeds on pay-per-view (think F1 Digital from a decade ago).

    And I'm not comfortable having Murdoch own F1. An Internet monopoly is still a monopoly.

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 15:40

    Good afternoon

    Today's wikipedia article of the day is Brabham :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/05/2011 at 15:46

    Ping -->

    IndyCar and the Non-Defence Rule http://wp.me/pSi0N-14d

  • Turkey Machine02/05/2011 at 15:48

    IndyCar and the Non-Defence Rule http://wp.me/pSi0N-14d

    Stupid rule.

  • Journeyer02/05/2011 at 15:51

    IndyCar and the Non-Defence Rule http://wp.me/pSi0N-14d

    Stupid rule.

    We want to see racing, not just overtaking. There's a difference.

    As I said earlier, there's a worse rule than the DRS and this is it.

  • Christine02/05/2011 at 17:00

    Just got in, and for reference, have deleted 329 comments from overnight. A waste of everyone's time, it seems.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:07

    Just got in, and for reference, have deleted 329 comments from overnight. A waste of everyone's time, it seems.

    What was?

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 17:08

    What was?

    Political discussions in the comments. Politics has always been a no go with the comments

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:08

    Just got in, and for reference, have deleted 329 comments from overnight. A waste of everyone's time, it seems.

    Personally I was very glad to have the company. Sorry it was inappropriate to discuss it.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:09

    Personally I was very glad to have the company. Sorry it was inappropriate to discuss it.

    I didn't think of it as politics, but now I know otherwise.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:13

    Just got in, and for reference, have deleted 329 comments from overnight. A waste of everyone's time, it seems.

    It wasn't for me, but now that I've been scolded, I'll go sit on the naughty step.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 17:16

    I didn't think of it as politics, but now I know otherwise.

    i couldn't think of more political subject to discuss. also worth adding that the commenting policy page says 'no religion' too - http://sidepodcast.com/about/comment-policy

    i didn't comment trawl so i've no idea what was discussed, but the only time it might be appropriate would be if directly linked to f1. you can't really discuss bahrain without getting vaguely political at the moment.

  • RG02/05/2011 at 17:16

    Just got in, and for reference, have deleted 329 comments from overnight. A waste of everyone's time, it seems.

    Apologies, should have known better.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 17:26

    Apologies, should have known better.

    on sidepodcast we discuss the stuff that really matters. like eurovision rehearsals :)

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:28

    i couldn't think of more political subject to discuss. also worth adding that the commenting policy page says 'no religion' too - sidepodcast.com/a…ut/comment-policy

    So we should have heard the topic last night on the news and changed the subject. Sorry.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:29

    Working with Google Earth right now with the kids. Fun. :)

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:29

    Working with Google Earth right now with the kids. Fun. :)

    But they always just want to look for their houses.

  • RG02/05/2011 at 17:29

    on sidepodcast we discuss the stuff that really matters. like eurovision rehearsals :)

    yayy! Hungary sounded awful today... big shock.

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 17:29

    But they always just want to look for their houses.

    I always used to do that, every time. I don't know what changes I keep expecting to find!

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 17:30

    So we should have heard the topic last night on the news and changed the subject. Sorry.

    like i said i have no idea what was commented, but i would have heard something like that on the news and tweeted it :)

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:31

    I always used to do that, every time. I don't know what changes I keep expecting to find!

    It's just a cool thing to do.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:31

    like i said i have no idea what was commented, but i would have heard something like that on the news and tweeted it :)

    They didn't say the topic until 30 mins or so after they said their would be an urgent announcement and everyone was freaking out.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 17:32

    Working with Google Earth right now with the kids. Fun. :)

    But they always just want to look for their houses.

    did you see the post joe wrote about the building with a test track on the roof? must try and find that one.

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 17:32

    did you see the post joe wrote about the building with a test track on the roof? must try and find that one.

    I spent ages just looking at the photo in that post trying to work out if it was a drag track on the roof and then I realised it was in the paragraph... #fail

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 17:33

    I spent ages just looking at the photo in that post trying to work out if it was a drag track on the roof and then I realised it was in the paragraph... #fail

    :)

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:34

    did you see the post joe wrote about the building with a test track on the roof? must try and find that one.

    oh, not yet. I can look busy, too. ;)

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:41

    You know what else is happening in 12 days time (a few miles down south of Sweden)? Thats right, Eurovision!

    I've been hearing about this for so long that I really just need it to happen.

  • Sidepodcast Update02/05/2011 at 17:45
  • RG02/05/2011 at 17:45

    I've been hearing about this for so long that I really just need it to happen.

    There is quite a bit of build up to it.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 17:50

    There is no time to plug right now, but Kai has also penned a review of the documentary 'Senna',

    Oh, and thank you for this, RG. :)

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 17:51

    Hello everyone :)

    Yay! Monday is over :D

  • RG02/05/2011 at 17:52

    Oh, and thank you for this, RG. :)

    No problem!

    Hey Marti.

  • jpancoast02/05/2011 at 18:16

    onboard video from one of the other guys I was racing with this weekend:

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=162751583786117&oid=115359105157608&comments

    I am in the video, albeit very briefly and for all the wrong reasons (at 2:07 you can barely see me behind the guy waving the yellow flag. I spun out in the turn right before that and someone T-boned me. That REALLY hurt) and at 4:01 I'm the guy way on the right getting out of everyones way because my race was already trashed :)

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:19

    onboard video from one of the other guys I was racing with this weekend:

    He races well, but he struggles a bit when he has to brake in the back-straight...

  • Alianora La Canta02/05/2011 at 18:20

    Just got in, and for reference, have deleted 329 comments from overnight. A waste of everyone's time, it seems.

    Since I do not see how this was more political than numerous other conversations that have been held here over the past weeks and months, what this establishes is that it's a waste of time for me to comment here about anything at all until some consistency is re-established here.

    (I would have e-mailed this but my e-mail's stopped loading altogether. Between that and getting about 60 seconds between loading the Dashboard and my browser crashing during my visit here this morning/early afternoon, I'm really not very happy with the world at the moment)

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:24

    Time for a F1 2010 PC race... This time Estambul.

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:25

    Since I do not see how this was more political than numerous other conversations that have been held here over the past weeks and months, what this establishes is that it's a waste of time for me to comment here about anything at all until some consistency is re-established here.

    What has happened, Alianora?

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 18:25

    Since I do not see how this was more political than numerous other conversations that have been held here over the past weeks and months, what this establishes is that it's a waste of time for me to comment here about anything at all until some consistency is re-established here.

    sorry to hear that alia. i think we're being pretty consistent, feel free to point out some examples and we'll gladly address/clarify those for you.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 18:28

    What has happened, Alianora?

    bit of heavy political discussion overnight i think. thankfully i avoided it, but christine is a bit upset it about it.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 18:30

    bit of heavy political discussion overnight i think. thankfully i avoided it, but christine is a bit upset it about it.

    We were just reporting what happened as the news came out, but the topic was political.

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:31

    bit of heavy political discussion overnight i think. thankfully i avoided it, but christine is a bit upset it about it.

    About the news about Bin Laden, or wasn't it related to that?

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 18:31

    About the news about Bin Laden, or wasn't it related to that?

    it was, but let's not go there again (ever).

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:31

    it was, but let's not go there again (ever).

    Ok.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 18:33

    it was, but let's not go there again (ever).

    Yeah, it's done. :)

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:39

    How frustrating it is when you're driving your car and someone starts craching you 'just for fun'...

    Yes, F1 2010' online mode sometimes sucks...

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 18:40

    Yes, F1 2010' online mode sometimes sucks...

    ahh, who are ya playing against?

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 18:40

    Yes, F1 2010' online mode sometimes sucks...

    Hi Marti. Do you know the new racing game that I've seen ads for that is supposed to be very realistic? Or are they all very realistic now? I haven't played one in soooo long, I wouldn't know, but that new one looked great.

  • Kai02/05/2011 at 18:46

    Time to go. See you later.

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:47

    Hi Marti. Do you know the new racing game that I've seen ads for that is supposed to be very realistic? Or are they all very realistic now? I haven't played one in soooo long, I wouldn't know, but that new one looked great.

    I don't know which one do you mean, but Codies' graphics are just incredible. But once you enter a online race things can change if the other one is quite bored...

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:48

    ahh, who are ya playing against?

    It was a guy from Austria, I think... Very funny to start the Chinese GP, head to that strange first curve and notice that someone is accelerating, pushing you outside the track...

    But then I had my revange, hahaha :D

  • MartiV802/05/2011 at 18:58

    Time to go. See you tomorrow :)

  • Christine02/05/2011 at 19:07

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/tweets-of-the-week-looking-for-the-next-generation

  • Alison02/05/2011 at 19:11

    Hi ho :D

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 19:11

    Hi ho :D

    silver lining.

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:14

    Hello. Man I'm tired. :)

    Just waiting for dinner to cook then I can sit down properly.

  • RG02/05/2011 at 19:17

    FIA give extension on Bahrain deadline.... http://twitter.com/#!/5LiveF1/statuses/65132127250939904

    I could swear we've heard that before (sans the Bahrain part)

  • Alison02/05/2011 at 19:18

    Just waiting for dinner to cook then I can sit down properly.

    Mmmm dinner! I made myself a healthy pizza. Yummy yummy

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 19:18

    FIA give extension on Bahrain deadline.... twitter.com/#!/5L…65132127250939904

    oh deary, deary me mr jean todt.

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:20

    You know what else is happening in 12 days time (a few miles down south of Sweden)? Thats right, Eurovision!

    I've been hearing about this for so long that I really just need it to happen.

    You'll regret it ;)

    Hello again

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:20

    Mmmm dinner! I made myself a healthy pizza. Yummy yummy

    Is it possible for pizza to be healthy?

  • jpancoast02/05/2011 at 19:22

    Is it possible for pizza to be healthy?

    It is... as long as you remember to take the plastic off it before putting it in the oven.

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:22

    Is it possible for pizza to be healthy?

    With a thin base and not masses of cheese, yes

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:23

    It is... as long as you remember to take the plastic off it before putting it in the oven.

    Never gets old :)

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:23

    It is... as long as you remember to take the plastic off it before putting it in the oven.

    Heh, ouch :)

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:23

    FIA give extension on Bahrain deadline.... twitter.com/#!/5L…65132127250939904

    oh deary, deary me mr jean todt.

    Agreed. Poor show

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:23

    FIA give extension on Bahrain deadline.... twitter.com/#!/5L…65132127250939904

    [sigh]

  • Alison02/05/2011 at 19:23

    Is it possible for pizza to be healthy?

    I made it myself with basically no cheese and lots of veggies. Yummy artichokes :D

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:25

    FIA give extension on Bahrain deadline.... twitter.com/#!/5L…65132127250939904

    I could swear we've heard that before (sans the Bahrain part)

    I thought Joe's recent post on this was spot on

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:25

    I made it myself with basically no cheese and lots of veggies. Yummy artichokes :D

    I see. I'm having the other two of my little minted lamb things.

  • jpancoast02/05/2011 at 19:25

    Never gets old :)

    Nope! :)

  • Alianora La Canta02/05/2011 at 19:31

    sorry to hear that alia. i think we're being pretty consistent, feel free to point out some examples and we'll gladly address/clarify those for you.

    Given that the whole "site breaks within 60 seconds of loading" thing's recurring (it's taken pretty much since my last comment to get this page to load up again), that's not going to be possible :(

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:31

    I see. I'm having the other two of my little minted lamb things.

    Sounds a bit rich

    [boom boom]

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:31

    Sounds a bit rich

    :D

  • Alison02/05/2011 at 19:32

    Sounds a bit rich

    Oh dear!

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 19:37

    @DeltaChild just suggested a fantastic idea of doing Spa for the Sunday only, via train

    [ponders]

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 19:44

    @DeltaChild just suggested a fantastic idea of doing Spa for the Sunday only, via train

    [ponders]

    Early start..

  • Alison02/05/2011 at 19:46

    Early start..

    Flipping heck, you're not kidding....

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 20:01

    Early start..

    Flipping heck, you're not kidding....

    No need to get to the track before 11

    Would be just like an early shift for me :)

    Considerable cost savings I imagine. May look into it this week

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 20:02

    @DeltaChild just suggested a fantastic idea of doing Spa for the Sunday only, via train

    King's Cross to Verviers, changing at Brussels

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 20:03

    King's Cross to Verviers, changing at Brussels

    St Pancras I assume, for the Eurostar?

    What's the journey time? Must be quicker than a car, no stopping at the tunnel for one thing.

  • lou02/05/2011 at 20:04

    @DeltaChild just suggested a fantastic idea of doing Spa for the Sunday only, via train

    how much cheaper would that be?

    *not here*

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 20:06

    St Pancras I assume, for the Eurostar?

    Yes, sorry.

    What's the journey time? Must be quicker than a car, no stopping at the tunnel for one thing.

    About 1.5hrs to Brussels and if I remember correctly, connecting train was included within Belgium

    Maybe an hour so so from there

  • Alison02/05/2011 at 20:06

    What's the journey time? Must be quicker than a car, no stopping at the tunnel for one thing.

    Once the train's over the channel, it's lightning.

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 20:07

    how much cheaper would that be?

    Dunno, will do some digging tomorrow unless the new iMacs are launched and then it'll be later in the week

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 20:09

    About 1.5hrs to Brussels and if I remember correctly, connecting train was included within Belgium

    Kathi will know if that's the route she and Emma took

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 20:10

    Kathi will know if that's the route she and Emma took

    Emma told me via twitter

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 20:10

    The only problem is the earliest train to leave London via Eurostar on a Sunday appears to be 9am, so it wont get to brussels until 12 noon if you add on the time difference and 2 hour trip, no idea what itis from brussels to verviers.

  • Bassano02/05/2011 at 20:11

    The only problem is the earliest train to leave London via Eurostar on a Sunday appears to be 9am, so it wont get to brussels until 12 noon if you add on the time difference and 2 hour trip, no idea what itis from brussels to verviers.

    That doesn't sound good

    Silly Sundays

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 20:12

    Emma told me via twitter

    Oh yes, I forget who is who with these usernames sometimes :)

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 20:12

    That doesn't sound good

    Very annoying :(

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 21:23

    I have been doing come dine with me related blogging, so PING http://toata.co.uk/index.php/2011/05/185-on-the-menu-tonight/

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 21:53

    I'm photo and video editing. The videos are going to YouTube as well as the Picasa album. YT vids are going straight up, Picasa in one lump later, then to Facebook when I feel like it. ;)

    Here is the first.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vtOdTZJQMU

  • Lukeh02/05/2011 at 21:55

    Here is the first.

    Cant ever beat the sound of cars racing :)

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 22:02

    Cant ever beat the sound of cars racing :)

    Yup, was good to get to a track. :) Another little one:

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

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 22:07

    Formula Junior race start

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB-UiEaXuG8

  • Kathi02/05/2011 at 22:37

    @DeltaChild just suggested a fantastic idea of doing Spa for the Sunday only, via train

    Also was a special day ticket for the bus from Verviers to Spa for the race weekend. Just make sure your driver doesn't get lost

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 23:15

    Grr Bahrain. If they do eventually decide to slot it in, won't that mean moving other races?

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:16

    Grr Bahrain. If they do eventually decide to slot it in, won't that mean moving other races?

    abu dhabi offered to move, i think.

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 23:16

    Grr Bahrain. If they do eventually decide to slot it in, won't that mean moving other races?

    They may put it after Abu Dhabi. If the situation is unchanged though, it would be interesting to see who refuses to go.

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 23:17

    abu dhabi offered to move, i think.

    worst season ending ever.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:17

    Evening all

    Grr Bahrain. If they do eventually decide to slot it in, won't that mean moving other races?

    Can't see an other races moving

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:18

    worst season ending ever.

    it would be a disaster on many, many levels.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:18

    They may put it after Abu Dhabi. If the situation is unchanged though, it would be interesting to see who refuses to go.

    i'd be tempted to boycott it. no live threads, no acknowledgement of its existence :)

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 23:19

    i'd be tempted to boycott it. no live threads, no acknowledgement of its existence :)

    Same

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:19

    i'd be tempted to boycott it. no live threads, no acknowledgement of its existence :)

    Temporary downshifting? :)

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:20

    Temporary downshifting? :)

    hehe. i guess the only risk is whether the championships are decided or not.

  • Amy02/05/2011 at 23:21

    in better race news I'm buying my Aus tickets for next year today. I swear they do this earlier every year.

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 23:23

    Let's have a little walk through the pits

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWMZBTxvc5s

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:25

    hehe. i guess the only risk is whether the championships are decided or not.

    Imagine Bahrain being unable to hold its race because of the political situation then getting the championship decider. That has to have implications.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:26

    Imagine Bahrain being unable to hold its race because of the political situation then getting the championship decider. That has to have implications.

    good lord yes.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:28

    Let's have a little walk through the pits

    I always loved Group C cars. The great thing about lower level meetings is the access you have

  • Pat W02/05/2011 at 23:32

    I always loved Group C cars. The great thing about lower level meetings is the access you have

    You could get anywhere, it was fantastic. I imagine someone more knowledgeable than I, about any of the classes, could've spent the day in the paddock chatting to people. I didn't chat to anyone.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:37

    You could get anywhere, it was fantastic. I imagine someone more knowledgeable than I, about any of the classes, could've spent the day in the paddock chatting to people. I didn't chat to anyone.

    It's one of the things I really love about club racing is that nothing is hidden. You can see all the bits of the car that F1 teams would never expose

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:37

    been working on new stuff: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/f1-minute-gets-a-new-audio-player

    try it out here (if you have chrome, safari or an iphone): http://www.f1minute.com/

    will fix the IE9 issue tomorrow.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:43

    try it out here (if you have chrome, safari or an iphone): http://www.f1minute.com/

    Works great in Chrome. Looks really good.

    The only thing I can see that I imagine you have plans to change is the the play button always has the play symbol rather than the pause symbol showing when it is playing. It still pauses though so it is hardly important.

  • Sidepodcast Update02/05/2011 at 23:45
  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:46

    The only thing I can see that I imagine you have plans to change is the the play button always has the play symbol rather than the pause symbol showing when it is playing. It still pauses though so it is hardly important.

    wasn't planning on it, it's meant to look 'pushed in'. could think about it if it's not obvious though.

    am really chuffed with the 'slow' button, for everyone using christine to learn english :)

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:50

    wasn't planning on it, it's meant to look 'pushed in'. could think about it if it's not obvious though.

    I missed that. It does look a totally different colour when it is playing.

    am really chuffed with the 'slow' button, for everyone using christine to learn english :)

    :D

    The player in Chrome looks different to the one in your posterous pic.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5682066578/

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:51

    The player in Chrome looks different to the one in your posterous pic.

    it looks, the same doesn't it?

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:53

    it looks, the same doesn't it?

    It does now but the first time I loaded your posterous link the player looked more like half way between the original player and the new one.

    I am confused

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:53

    It does now but the first time I loaded your posterous link the player looked more like half way between the original player and the new one.

    odd, unless you saw the flash player (b/w version).

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:55

    odd, unless you saw the flash player (b/w version).

    I had scrolled down the page so by the time I opened the player I had forgotten about the top picture. Sidepodcast is not good for the memory.

  • Mr C02/05/2011 at 23:56

    I had scrolled down the page so by the time I opened the player I had forgotten about the top picture. Sidepodcast is not good for the memory.

    it's not very good for my health either. have been coding for four days straight now. must... move... back in a bit.

  • Steven Roy02/05/2011 at 23:56

    it's not very good for my health either. have been coding for four days straight now. must... move... back in a bit.

    Later

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 00:02

    Mr C, told ya they'd decide to wait some more. :P

    Hello, folks. :)

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:03

    Hi Journeyer

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 00:05

    Hello Steven. How's things?

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:06

    Hello Steven. How's things?

    Same as ever. You?

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 00:11

    Same as ever. You?

    Yup, same here too. Bahrain the only F1 news at the moment? It's looking more and more like the Korea redux.

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:14

    Yup, same here too. Bahrain the only F1 news at the moment? It's looking more and more like the Korea redux.

    Typical FIA and flexible deadlines. They have always been the same. I can't see the race happening this season though.

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 00:16

    Typical FIA and flexible deadlines. They have always been the same. I can't see the race happening this season though.

    Actually, the most crucial thing to this race going ahead will be the travel advisories. If the EU countries don't end them, I don't think we don't go there, no matter how much Bahrain thinks they're ready.

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:19

    Actually, the most crucial thing to this race going ahead will be the travel advisories. If the EU countries don't end them, I don't think we don't go there, no matter how much Bahrain thinks they're ready.

    I don't see any EU country giving advice saying it is safe to go there.

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/05/2011 at 00:21

    Sighhhh....

    Made it - just back in England sipping on a cup of tea. How are people this evening?

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:22

    Made it - just back in England sipping on a cup of tea. How are people this evening?

    Been somewhere nice?

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/05/2011 at 00:22

    I see the FIA are as flexible as a rubberband today

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:23

    I see the FIA are as flexible as a rubberband today

    As ever

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/05/2011 at 00:23

    Been somewhere nice?

    Been in Ireland for the last 6 days - thus 2-and-a-half weeks of near constant travel/working ends

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:24

    Been in Ireland for the last 6 days - thus 2-and-a-half weeks of near constant travel/working ends

    Time to put your feet up then

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/05/2011 at 00:26

    Time to put your feet up then

    ...and go back to work in six hours...

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 00:27

    ...and go back to work in six hours...

    You would get bored if you put your feet up for too long

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/05/2011 at 00:28

    You would get bored if you put your feet up for too long

    Exactly my thoughts

  • Pat W03/05/2011 at 00:33

    These video uploads are taking forever. I'm going to set several going and go to bed. Do keep checking the YT account, everything in the list on the left from Pre-63 GT and above it. :)

    F2 and Group C on the way.

    Pics after work Tuesday.

  • Pat W03/05/2011 at 00:33

    list on the right

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/05/2011 at 00:39

    The craziest racing you'll ever see

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

  • Amy03/05/2011 at 01:10

    I am on hold. I thought everything was sorted and then the girl sounded confused and asked me to wait a minute.

    I hate buying tickets over the phone.

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:21

    ahh, now we just have to #blametwitter: http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/02/twitter-to-buy-tweetdeck-for-40-million-50-million/

    Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we’ve heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days. The $40 million – $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source.

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:21

    I hate buying tickets over the phone.

    Tickets for what?

  • Amy03/05/2011 at 01:22

    Tickets for what?

    next years Grand Prix.

    All done. She came back and asked me where I wanted to sit and for my details and my credit card number again, but I think it worked. I hope. She didn't sound too confident and she was very very quiet on the phone :D

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:25

    All done. She came back and asked me where I wanted to sit and for my details and my credit card number again, but I think it worked. I hope. She didn't sound too confident and she was very very quiet on the phone :D

    First day, I guess. Just wait for the confirmation email. :)

    Why didn't you book it online, by the way?

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:25

    Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we’ve heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days. The $40 million – $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source.

    Well, it was inevitable. Took them longer than I expected to.

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 01:25

    Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we’ve heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days. The $40 million – $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source.

    That deal has been talked about for a few weeks hasn't it?

  • Amy03/05/2011 at 01:26

    Why didn't you book it online, by the way?

    if you're renewing during the GP Advantage membership window you can only do it over the phone :(

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:26

    Well, it was inevitable. Took them longer than I expected to.

    agreed. not good for users though. twitter have busted every app they've bought so far.

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:26

    That deal has been talked about for a few weeks hasn't it?

    seems to be done now.

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:27

    agreed. not good for users though. twitter have busted every app they've bought so far.

    it's a defensive acquisition, to protect them from UberMedia, who also wanted TweetDeck. at least that's what the article says. your thoughts on UberMedia?

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:28

    it's a defensive acquisition, to protect them from UberMedia, who also wanted TweetDeck. at least that's what the article says. your thoughts on UberMedia?

    don't use any of their apps, which probably says a lot :)

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:28

    don't use any of their apps, which probably says a lot :)

    indeed. who knows, maybe the tweetdeck folks can influence twitter to do better.

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:28

    indeed. who knows, maybe the tweetdeck folks can influence twitter to do better.

    they will own twitter stock, after all.

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:28

    indeed. who knows, maybe the tweetdeck folks can influence twitter to do better.

    they will own twitter stock, after all.

    fair point.

  • Amy03/05/2011 at 01:29

    I had heard so much about tweetdeck it was one of the first apps I got for my ipad. I didn't like it #sorrytweetdeck

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 01:30

    they will own twitter stock, after all.

    Not enough stock to have any influence

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:30

    I had heard so much about tweetdeck it was one of the first apps I got for my ipad. I didn't like it #sorrytweetdeck

    tried the new one (out last week i think).

  • Journeyer03/05/2011 at 01:32

    Not enough stock to have any influence

    Depends how much you think is enough.

    http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/04/22/how-a-tweetdeck-ubermedia-deal-could-cut-down-twitters-bird/

    This article is saying they could be asking for around 15% of Twitter.

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 01:33

    This article is saying they could be asking for around 15% of Twitter.

    According to Mr C's comment the purchase price is $0-$50 million. That is not going to get them any influence

  • Amy03/05/2011 at 01:34

    tried the new one (out last week i think).

    I didn't like that it had the 3 columns because I only get probably 1 @ reply per day and only 1 DM per month or so so I didn't really need them staring at me the whole time. I couldn't work out a way to turn off the extra columns so I thought maybe thats the whole point of tweetdeck after all.

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:36

    I didn't like that it had the 3 columns because I only get probably 1 @ reply per day and only 1 DM per month or so so I didn't really need them staring at me the whole time. I couldn't work out a way to turn off the extra columns so I thought maybe thats the whole point of tweetdeck after all.

    it is kinda, but i think the new one fixes that too. christine will know, i only saw it briefly.

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:39

    it is kinda, but i think the new one fixes that too. christine will know, i only saw it briefly.

    hold on... scrub all that, i'm talking rubbish. they just updated the iphone app, the ipad version is coming v.soon i think. so avoid for the moment.

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:41

    hold on... scrub all that, i'm talking rubbish. they just updated the iphone app, the ipad version is coming v.soon i think. so avoid for the moment.

    ...and i can't fathom the iphone app either. who'd pay $40 for that?

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 01:44

    ...and i can't fathom the iphone app either. who'd pay $40 for that?

    $40 for a twitter app?

    That's crazy

  • Mr C03/05/2011 at 01:45

    $40 for a twitter app?

    oh lord, i'm too tired. i meant $40m.

    sleepytime for me. nightall.

  • Steven Roy03/05/2011 at 01:47

    sleepytime for me. nightall.

    Good night

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