Hey guys.  Hope you enjoyed the Grand Prix and that you are having a great week.  I certainly enjoyed the Grand Prix and I think there were many interesting things coming out of it.

I know you have probably read about the Grand Prix already, but have you seen it in Crayola?  Or seen F1 stars Photoshopped as Star Wars characters?  Have you also checked out Bruno Mantovani’s excellent Williams and HRT cartoons? :D

Have you listened to the Debrief yet? Checked Tweets of the Week? What about Christine’s Rankings?  After that, have you checked out other F1 podcasts?

Guys, Amy needs your help – she’s the world’s biggest Heikki and Team Lotus fan and she wants to win a trip to the Korean Grand Prix.  All you have to do is ‘Like’ the picture she posted on Facebook.  Read more here and DO IT if you haven’t already – and if you have, pester your off/online friends to do so!

Apparently Kimi Raikkonen is going to supplement his WRC season by racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series – that’s like the 3rd Division of NASCAR where Piquet Jr. races.  No, I have no idea why either.  But now we will probably see this interview for real ;)

Remember how Jenson Button drove a McLaren F1 car around Bathurst last week?  Well here is the lap in full HD-goodness!

Lukeh and Lou went to Mercedes Benz World and wrote an excellent post about it!  I would love to see the Brooklands banking.  Leigh wrote a post about GT1’s at Yas Marina, PatW found a great online Sportscar Magazine and has posted his TMRG Scores for the week.  RG wonders how biased the BBC were in their F1 coverage and Christine likes Desert Island Discs.

Speaking of Sportscars, one of the bigger teams has a blog post about the massive fail in the Sebring coverage.  Too right I say!

Finally a couple of video game posts for you: the first is about where video game bad guys come from (hint: non-English speaking countries!) and the second is a chronicle of classic arcade game deaths – which pretty much sums up my childhood video game library!

Well that’s all from me – have a great day and see you in the comments!

725 responses

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:03

    Hiya Wednesday :)

  • Amy29/03/2011 at 23:04

    Hiya Wednesday

    hello Wednesday.

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2011 at 23:13

    The "two-guys-and-a-cooler-with-a-handicam network" in Risi's criticism of Sebring's coverage made me laugh a lot :D

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:13

    The "two-guys-and-a-cooler-with-a-handicam network" in Risi's criticism of Sebring's coverage made me laugh a lot :D

    Thought you'd like that!

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:15

    is this daily early? where did yesterday go?

  • Pat W29/03/2011 at 23:16

    The "two-guys-and-a-cooler-with-a-handicam network" in Risi's criticism of Sebring's coverage made me laugh a lot :D

    :)

    I read that post a little bit ago, very good points in there.

  • Alison29/03/2011 at 23:16

    is this daily early? where did yesterday go?

    Cripes! I really have no idea!

  • Pat W29/03/2011 at 23:17

    That onboard lap at Bathurst is insane. If that's a lap taking it easy, I really can't see where he'd make up time save for gear ratios.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:17

    is this daily early? where did yesterday go?

    Dunno. Yesterday was a bit of a 'Salmon Day' for me!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:23

    Love the online sportscar magazine.

    That onboard lap at Bathurst is insane. If that's a lap taking it easy, I really can't see where he'd make up time save for gear ratios.

    They just positioned the camera well and recorded the wind noise to make it sound faster than it was. The camera is mounted low and to the left so it looks like he is really attacking those kerbs on the left handers. It's a bit of a con like that French underground movie Rendezvous. Button was a second faster than someone who had never sat in an F1 car ever and hadn't sat in a single seater of any kind in about a decade. For him that is slow. There was only one point in the whole thing where you heard any tyre noise and that was a very marginal lock up.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:26

    They just positioned the camera well and recorded the wind noise to make it sound faster than it was. The camera is mounted low and to the left so it looks like he is really attacking those kerbs on the left handers. It's a bit of a con like that French underground movie Rendezvous. Button was a second faster than someone who had never sat in an F1 car ever and hadn't sat in a single seater of any kind in about a decade. For him that is slow. There was only one point in the whole thing where you heard any tyre noise and that was a very marginal lock up.

    Yeah I'm not sure how fast he went but if you are comparing to the complete con that is rendezvous then I suppose he wasn't pushing it.

    Still awesome footage though and a miracle that an F1 car can run on a track like that.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:27

    Still awesome footage though and a miracle that an F1 car can run on a track like that.

    I imagine they had to raise the ride height to cope with the mountain section. You couldn't take a car set for something as flat as a Tilkedrome and send it round Bathust

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:29

    I imagine they had to raise the ride height to cope with the mountain section. You couldn't take a car set for something as flat as a Tilkedrome and send it round Bathust

    Indeed.

  • Lukeh29/03/2011 at 23:29

    Oooh nice secret :)

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:29

    Oooh nice secret :)

    Yay! Lukeh is the winner!

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:30

    Dunno. Yesterday was a bit of a 'Salmon Day' for me!

    a wha?

  • Pat W29/03/2011 at 23:30

    Love the online sportscar magazine.

    Their site is here - http://lendurance.tumblr.com/

    and this is the back catalogue - http://lenduranceissues.tumblr.com/

    I started reading two issues ago. Twitter @lendurancelive. It is done by @JakeYorath who may have been noticed tweeting during sportscar and other races.

    They just positioned the camera well and recorded the wind noise to make it sound faster than it was. The camera is mounted low and to the left so it looks like he is really attacking those kerbs on the left handers. It's a bit of a con like that French underground movie Rendezvous. Button was a second faster than someone who had never sat in an F1 car ever and hadn't sat in a single seater of any kind in about a decade. For him that is slow. There was only one point in the whole thing where you heard any tyre noise and that was a very marginal lock up.

    Good point.. but it was still the fastest lap ever recorded and it is still very fast.

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:30

    Oooh nice secret :)

    Yay! Lukeh is the winner!

    bugger!

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:30

    a wha?

    Salmon Day: "The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get **** and die in the end."

  • Amy29/03/2011 at 23:31

    the secret takes me to something i can't see. stupid work internet.

  • Pat W29/03/2011 at 23:31

    Oooh nice secret :)

    Yay! Lukeh is the winner!

    Awesome photo!

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:31

    the secret takes me to something i can't see. stupid work internet.

    Boo. You'll have to wait until later then!

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:32

    Salmon Day: "The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get **** and die in the end."

    :)

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:32

    :)

    Well it wasn't that dramatic, but you get the point ;)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:32

    Oooh nice secret :)

    Great picture

  • Amy29/03/2011 at 23:33

    Boo. You'll have to wait until later then!

    only 7 hours til hometime :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:33

    Good point.. but it was still the fastest lap ever recorded and it is still very fast.

    Fast for the track but not for the car or driver.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:36

    only 7 hours til hometime :)

    or not ;)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:36

    Looks like RG's post is getting a stack of comments and the occasional moron

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:37

    Looks like RG's post is getting a stack of comments and the occasional moron

    Oh dear.

  • Lukeh29/03/2011 at 23:38

    Looks like RG's post is getting a stack of comments and the occasional moron

    There's constructive criticism then there's just stupidity, sadly :(

  • Amy29/03/2011 at 23:38

    or not

    ooh nice :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:41

    #sidepodspace

    This is a sad update. They are tearing Discovery apart to get at all the bits they could never get at normally to see how well they have survived its working life. Seems amazing to me that there are bits they can't get at easily. It's not as if Alex Issigonis designed it.

    http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/110327retire/

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:41

    i'm quite liking the holly samos / pat symonds podcast. #confession

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:42

    i'm quite liking the holly samos / pat symonds podcast. #confession

    Ooh - you really disliked him on the Motorsport podcast ;)

  • Amy29/03/2011 at 23:42

    i'm quite liking the holly samos / pat symonds podcast. #confession

    fanvision ruuuuuuules. I might have withdrawals between Malaysia and Singapore

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:43

    Ooh - you really disliked him on the Motorsport podcast ;)

    no. i really disliked EVERYONE ELSE on the motorsport podcast!!

  • Journeyer29/03/2011 at 23:44

    Oooh nice secret :)

    I don't get it. :(

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:44

    I don't get it. :(

    Homepage

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:44

    no. i really disliked EVERYONE ELSE on the motorsport podcast!!

    :D :D :D

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:44

    Homepage

    Could you have given him a clue first? ;)

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:44

    no. i really disliked EVERYONE ELSE on the motorsport podcast!!

    - i disliked them for not asking proper questions

    - i disliked them for not letting him speak

    - i disliked them for carrying on their own conversation

    - i disliked the noisy room they recorded it in

    i really liked pat :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:45

    Could you have given him a clue first? ;)

    It's a page on the site. Near the front

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:45

    It's a page on the site. Near the front

    it's the last place you'll look ;)

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:46

    - i disliked them for not asking proper questions

    Yeah they hid behind some legal stuff on that one, got taken to task in the comments and then did a Benson

    - i disliked them for not letting him speak

    - i disliked them for carrying on their own conversation

    Too many people in the podcast perhaps?

    - i disliked the noisy room they recorded it in

    Yeah I hate that - they have taken to recording outside of that office now.

    i really liked pat :)

    I did too, except he doesn't think we should be reducing aero grip to increase overtaking...

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:47

    it's the last place you'll look ;)

    Which is the whole point why we all keep hiding Easter eggs there - so people look ;)

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:47

    I did too, except he doesn't think we should be reducing aero grip to increase overtaking...

    he's got some pretty good insight into this one. amy can you download the podcasts on fanvision?

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:47

    Which is the whole point why we all keep hiding Easter eggs there - so people look ;)

    agreed. love em.

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:48

    agreed. love em.

    so long as people know that isn't the only place the text appears :)

  • Journeyer29/03/2011 at 23:49

    It's a page on the site. Near the front

    it's the last place you'll look ;)

    It's true! :D such is the power of realtime. And dashboard too.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2011 at 23:49

    Too many people in the podcast perhaps?

    You can have that many people if you have discipline and are used to doing podcasts. Starting off with that many is asking for trouble. The reason sidepodchats work is that most of the people on it started on podcasts with smaller numbers and there is a clear structure and authority figure.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:50

    so long as people know that isn't the only place the text appears :)

    yup

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:50

    he's got some pretty good insight into this one. amy can you download the podcasts on fanvision?

    OK, I'll give it a try then. Good job the office is quiet this week!

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:51

    OK, I'll give it a try then. Good job the office is quiet this week!

    espn also have a new one, not listened yet though.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:52

    espn also have a new one, not listened yet though.

    saw that. who's on it?

  • RubberGoat29/03/2011 at 23:53

    espn also have a new one, not listened yet though.

    saw that. who's on it?

    Oh it's their football guy.

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:53

    saw that. who's on it?

    no-one i've ever heard of.

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:57

    bob hasn't improved: http://www.fanvision.com/media/podcasts/F1Trackside/Media/2011_003_Australia_Final.mp3

  • Mr C29/03/2011 at 23:59

    bob hasn't improved: www.fanvision.com…stralia_Final.mp3

    rubenscast is better: http://www.attwilliams.com/multimedia/podcast/238

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 00:10

    I just made my first attempt to get some Malaysian currency and it was an epic fail. Waiting til payday would have helped :D

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 00:11

    I just made my first attempt to get some Malaysian currency and it was an epic fail. Waiting til payday would have helped :D

    Ah.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 00:53

    mobile 1 - the grid is on c4 now if anyone is around. also in hd.

    currently at windshear with nascar teams.

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 01:14

    only 45 minutes til lunch! i'm so excited by the kfc double i might cry.

  • startledbunny30/03/2011 at 06:28

    That onboard lap at Bathurst is insane. If that's a lap taking it easy, I really can't see where he'd make up time save for gear ratios.

    There are a few corners where he could definitely have gone faster, such as turn 2(?) after the long straight, and the run up the hill through the bend after into the left hander.

    The thing is it was only a demonstration run anyway, so he was never going to go too fast. It would have been a disaster if he had damaged the car. He gave it a good go though.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:45

    I had an unsettled night last night....

    It all started when a text from a friend saying "Now I'll have someone to go to NASCAR with" pinged on my trusty iPhone....

    On waking this morning I realised:-

    1. Unusually Kimi had featured in my dreams (no it doesn't happen that often, honestly, and he was going into space!!!!!)....

    2. The NASCAR thing could be real and all I can say is...

    NOOOOO.......

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 06:46

    NOOOOO.......

    Glad you feel that way, TBH.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:47

    Glad you feel that way, TBH.

    I think Kimi and NASCAR are oil and water.... and I can't see it lasting long....

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:48

    PS I totally blame McLaren.....

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 06:48

    PS I totally blame McLaren.....

    Ooh how come?

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 06:48

    NOOOOO.......

    Glad you feel that way, TBH.

    Who doesn't?

    On another note, Lady Snowcat, have you seen Amy's post? :)

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:51

    Ooh how come?

    After Ferrari Kimi only wanted to go to Macca and it honestly would have made my day to see him back....

    That's just my view and I know many wouldn't agree..... but I really struggle to get past it.... probably because I am an F1 girl and think the Kimster belongs in F1.....

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 06:52

    I think Kimi and NASCAR are oil and water.... and I can't see it lasting long....

    As I said yesterday, when it comes to sponsors, F1's a walk in the park compared to NASCAR.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 06:52

    That's just my view and I know many wouldn't agree..... but I really struggle to get past it.... probably because I am an F1 girl and think the Kimster belongs in F1.....

    You aren't the only one, it seems...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 06:53

    As I said yesterday, when it comes to sponsors, F1's a walk in the park compared to NASCAR.

    Hmm I agree. He has to learn to pepper his sentences with sponsor's words...

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 06:53

    PS I totally blame McLaren.....

    Ooh how come?

    They couldn't come to terms at the end of 09, remember?

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:53

    On another note, Lady Snowcat, have you seen Amy's post?

    I certainly did and tried to help BUT I have totally forgotten my facebook password as I created the account years ago and never used it!!!.....

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 06:53

    This might be the best spoof twitter account you see all day: http://twitter.com/#!/BronxZoosCobra

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 06:53

    They couldn't come to terms at the end of 09, remember?

    right.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 06:53

    I certainly did and tried to help BUT I have totally forgotten my facebook password as I created the account years ago and never used it!!!.....

    You can always reset the password - do you still have access to the backup email address?

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:53

    Hmm I agree. He has to learn to pepper his sentences with sponsor's words...

    Can he advertise Vodka?....

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:55

    You can always reset the password - do you still have access to the backup email address?

    Yes I do....

    I have to use another computer to do so (don't ask) so I'll try to remember to do that later today....

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 06:56

    I have to use another computer to do so (don't ask) so I'll try to remember to do that later today....

    Very well. We'll ask you again the next time you're here. :D

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 06:57

    Very well. We'll ask you again the next time you're here.

    Purrfect....

    The best time is in the evenings when I am chilled (unless I get news like last nights that is)....

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 06:59

    I think Kimi and NASCAR are oil and water.... and I can't see it lasting long....

    As I said yesterday, when it comes to sponsors, F1's a walk in the park compared to NASCAR.

    It will be amazing!

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:01

    It will be amazing!

    That's true - hopefully amazingly good though...

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 07:01

    It will be amazing!

    If he does it I will be brave and certainly go to a race or two....

    Watkins Glen would be good....

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 07:05

    Watkins Glen would be good....

    I'd recommend Watkins Glen (East Coast), Indianapolis (Central), Infineon/Sonoma (West Coast).

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 07:07

    I'd recommend Watkins Glen (East Coast), Indianapolis (Central), Infineon/Sonoma (West Coast).

    Many thanks... I'll look out for those although my friend says the trucks don't go to all venues....

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 07:09

    Just found a tweet from Jake H about how live viewers of the Oz GP have doubled since 2008....

    Silly boy has forgotten that 2008 was the last race whre "Live" was a lot earlier as it wasn't a late afternoon start.....

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 07:09

    Many thanks... I'll look out for those although my friend says the trucks don't go to all venues....

    I'd be surprised if they didn't go to Indy - but I'm not sure about Infineon.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 07:12

    Thanks Journeyer that's a great call as I never did get to Indy to see the F1....

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 07:15

    Many thanks... I'll look out for those although my friend says the trucks don't go to all venues....

    I would expect he would be bumped up to sprint car for the road cources

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2011 at 07:16

    I would expect he would be bumped up to sprint car for the road cources

    Now that would be interesting....

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:35

    I would expect he would be bumped up to sprint car for the road cources

    Mm. Like Ambrose, Montoya, Said & others...

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:44

    hi everyone

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 07:45

    hi everyone

    hi Leigh. You sorted yourself out a facebook yet? #cheeky

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:46

    hi Leigh. You sorted yourself out a facebook yet? #cheeky

    not yet - barely had time to have tea (but i will eventually)

    :)

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 07:47

    not yet - barely had time to have tea (but i will eventually)

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:50

    :D

    In the meantime, I finished writing this at 6am

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/2011-indycar-race-of-st-petersburg-rd-1/

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 07:50

    today I randomly started thinking maybe I'd like an iPad.

    That's very not like me :(

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:51

    In the meantime, I finished writing this at 6am

    Saw some badly edited official highlights of that from YouTube last night. Not sure what to make of it...

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:53

    Just got this in the e-mail. Idiots.

    The video for Rebecca Black's Friday has been removed from YouTube by the original publisher (Black's record label, Ark Music Factory). The single is still available for sale on iTunes.

    The idea is, if it's on YouTube, people will not buy it - kind of ignores the fact that people only know off it because of YouTube.

    #Facepalm

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:53

    Saw some badly edited official highlights of that from YouTube last night. Not sure what to make of it...

    IndyCar's online presence over the weekend was nothing short of incompetent

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:54

    IndyCar's online presence over the weekend was nothing short of incompetent

    Yup. I think they are the same highlights attached to the article?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:54

    Yup. I think they are the same highlights attached to the article?

    Yep.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:55

    Yup. I think they are the same highlights attached to the article?

    Their qualifying highlights stretched to a two-and-a-half minute cut down of the final stint.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:55

    Yep.

    commented.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 07:56

    The video for Rebecca Black's Friday has been removed from YouTube by the original publisher (Black's record label, Ark Music Factory). The single is still available for sale on iTunes.

    Watch other people upload pirated copies of it...

    The idea is, if it's on YouTube, people will not buy it - kind of ignores the fact that people only know of it because of YouTube.

    People watch it to laugh at it - they're not gonna wanna buy it...

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 07:57

    People watch it to laugh at it - they're not gonna wanna buy it...

    A few people have bought it, but it's not a success because of quality. Watch this sink like a stone now.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:58

    The idea is, if it's on YouTube, people will not buy it - kind of ignores the fact that people only know off it because of YouTube.

    Idiots. The Entertainment industry just have no idea.

    It's the same thing with the Senna movie - you guys do know that you can now download copies of the DVD, right?

    So it leaves a difficult choice - watch it now with no English subtitles or try and see it in the UK if it's still on in July...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 07:58

    A few people have bought it, but it's not a success because of quality. Watch this sink like a stone now.

    Oh good :D

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 07:59

    So it leaves a difficult choice - watch it now with no English subtitles or try and see it in the UK if it's still on in July...

    theres an English version available for download too, but I'm going to wait til it comes out here, it's been confirmed it'll be in Australia in July.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 07:59

    theres an English version available for download too, but I'm going to wait til it comes out here, it's been confirmed it'll be in Australia in July.

    there's an English version available? Interesting... Is it at the usual site, Amy?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 08:00

    theres an English version available for download too, but I'm going to wait til it comes out here, it's been confirmed it'll be in Australia in July.

    there's an English version available? Interesting... Is it at the usual site, Amy?

    Ah but it's the GMM version - the subtitles are taken from Portuguese and google translated ;)

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 08:00

    there's an English version available? Interesting... Is it at the usual site, Amy?

    indeed

    Ah but it's the GMM version - the subtitles are taken from Portuguese and google translated ;)

    that I did not know :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 08:01

    commented

    replied

    It's the same thing with the Senna movie - you guys do know that you can now download copies of the DVD, right?

    I've seen the film about online, but am going to wait for the cinema.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 08:01

    It's the same thing with the Senna movie - you guys do know that you can now download copies of the DVD, right?

    Assuming it's at the cinemas, people will watch it there if only to see and hear an F1 car in a cinema.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 08:01

    that I did not know :)

    It was in one of the comments.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 08:01

    indeed

    got it - still wasn't there last time. will look again.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 08:19

    Assuming it's at the cinemas, people will watch it there if only to see and hear an F1 car in a cinema.

    To be honest, it's one of the few films I want to see on a big screen. I'm going to see 2001 next week on a big screen and it'll work as a nice lead-in

    :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 08:24

    Seems like Natalie Pinkham has a funny nickname: http://twitter.com/#!/sampinkham/status/53002934383951872

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 08:31

    Seems like Natalie Pinkham has a funny nickname: twitter.com/#!/sa…53002934383951872

    hehe

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 09:18

    Have you guys heard about this Tesla vs. Top Gear thing? http://jalopnik.com/#!5786995/tesla-sues-top-gear-over-rigged-electric-car-test

    Not that I am surprised they made an electric car look bad. Really gone off Top Gear lately!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 09:20

    Have you guys heard about this Tesla vs. Top Gear thing? jalopnik.com/#!57…electric-car-test

    Not that I am surprised they made an electric car look bad. Really gone off Top Gear lately!

    no, but not shocked - never really got top gear outside the Star in a Reasonably Priced car bit. Clarkson's just too iriitating

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 09:20

    Oh and this pic of a Tesla is from Copenhagen: http://www.teslamotors.com/roadster/gallery/view/6311

    I pass by the showroom every day on my bike!

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 09:20

    Not that I am surprised they made an electric car look bad. Really gone off Top Gear lately!

    so has Australia as a whole!

    http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/top-gear-ratings-plummet-20110330-1cfsq.html

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 09:25

    so has Australia as a whole!

    Not surprised if that's how they show it. We get similar here with it being on 3Plus all the time.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 09:35

    Morning lovelies.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 09:37

    Not surprised if that's how they show it. We get similar here with it being on 3Plus all the time.

    Aye - that reads like a TV station issue as opposed to a programme problem

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 09:37

    morning christine

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 09:37

    Morning lovelies.

    a hoy

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 09:38

    Morning lovelies.

    Good Morning!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 09:38

    Morning everyone :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 09:38

    hi alex,

    what goes on?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 09:40

    what goes on?

    Um... I don't know... Working... I have just remembered that today is my Daily Post day

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 09:56

    Um... I don't know... Working... I have just remembered that today is my Daily Post day

    May I send you a link later on tonight if you are about, young sir?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 10:17

    May I send you a link later on tonight if you are about, young sir?

    You can certainly try... I don't know at what point I'll be writing it. I haven't thought about it at all yet :)

  • lou30/03/2011 at 10:20

    oh my goodness me,

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150138978934533&set=at.10150138714089533.303564.845749532.733431970&ref=nf

    scary|!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 10:21

    oh my goodness me,

    www.facebook.com/…431970&ref=nf

    scary|!!

    no facebook (sorry)

  • lou30/03/2011 at 10:22

    no facebook (sorry)

    just a pic of photographers standing on a rather scary looking scaffolding..

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 10:22

    www.facebook.com/…431970&ref=nf

    heheh theres a LOT like that around melbourne

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 10:23

    no facebook (sorry)

    do we have to shoo you until you get one? just for 10 days?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 10:23

    no facebook (sorry)

    do we have to shoo you until you get one? just for 10 days?

    Just get one and leave it dormant?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 10:24

    just a pic of photographers standing on a rather scary looking scaffolding..

    i see

    do we have to shoo you until you get one? just for 10 days?

    OK OK, but I'm in work right now, so i'll investigate tonight

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 10:24

    Morning all

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 10:25

    morning lukeh

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 10:25

    OK OK, but I'm in work right now, so i'll investigate tonight

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 10:26

    Just get one and leave it dormant?

    Just got your comment - what really annoys me about Marco is he still blames everyone else regardless of the facts.

    Apparently it's one of the reasons Franchitti left Andretti-Green in 2007

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 10:30

    Just got your comment - what really annoys me about Marco is he still blames everyone else regardless of the facts.

    That's because he's royalty.

    Apparently it's one of the reasons Franchitti left Andretti-Green in 2007

    He left at exactly the right time IMO.

  • F1Wolf30/03/2011 at 10:36

    I realized last night how tough it is to win an ebay auction when you are in the wrong timezone ...

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 11:07

    I wonder if Tony is off to london for the court case?

    http://tmi.me/8ga12

    I am amazed how little we have heard about it given all the hype at the start and at coverage of the previous hearing

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:07

    I am amazed how little we have heard about it given all the hype at the start and at coverage of the previous hearing

    Good. I'm still not bothered by it ;)

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 11:07

    I am amazed how little we have heard about it given all the hype at the start and at coverage of the previous hearing

    The less I hear about it the better

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 11:08

    Beeb about their outage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/03/bbc_online_outage_on_tuesday_2.html

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:09

    Beeb about their outage: www.bbc.co.uk/blo…on_tuesday_2.html

    I wonder if they were attacked at all?

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 11:11

    I wonder if they were attacked at all?

    They mention on the news article for the outage that there was nothing to suggest it was an attack or anything

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 11:12

    I wonder if they were attacked at all?

    The 2nd part sounds like a DNS server problem, i dont think you can attack them? not sure

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:12

    They mention on the news article for the outage that there was nothing to suggest it was an attack or anything

    Mmm hmm.

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 11:13

    Karun says the indian track has widened overtaken areas: http://twitter.com/#!/karunchandhok/statuses/53047984161685504

    His Dad is in charge so maybe he has been able to have some input?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:16

    I wonder if they were attacked at all?

    I wonder if everyone read Christine's blog post and downloaded 200 episodes of Desert Island Discs at the same time ;)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:16

    The 2nd part sounds like a DNS server problem, i dont think you can attack them? not sure

    You can attack anything

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:16

    His Dad is in charge so maybe he has been able to have some input?

    i wrote about this last month (with pictures) - several drivers have been consulted at multiple times during the design and building process

    :)

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 11:17

    I wonder if everyone read Christine's blog post and downloaded 200 episodes of Desert Island Discs at the same time ;)

    Could be. Clearly I have as many readers as Digg :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:19

    Could be. Clearly I have as many readers as Digg :)

    The Christine Effect :)

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 11:25

    Beeb about their outage: www.bbc.co.uk/blo…on_tuesday_2.html

    I wonder if they were attacked at all?

    "The BBC said that, at this stage, there was no indication that the failure had been caused by such an attack."

    just incompetence then :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:26

    just incompetence then :)

    I dunno, I just think there may be too many people keen on having a go at the BBC right now,

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:28

    I dunno, I just think there may be too many people keen on having a go at the BBC right now,

    Agreed.

    So the BBC website went down for hour. So what - go make some tea and read a good book (or kindle)

    :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:29

    So the BBC website went down for hour. So what - go make some tea and read a good book (or kindle)

    Or write the daily post ;)

    I guess it's only a problem if you planned to sit down and watch the iPlayer.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:29

    just incompetence then :)

    I wonder if they tried turning it off and then turning it back on again :)

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 11:30

    So the BBC website went down for hour. So what - go make some tea and read a good book (or kindle)

    It's important because it's a massive and really quite important site worldwide.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 11:30

    So the BBC website went down for hour. So what - go make some tea and read a good book (or kindle)

    you could read some tea?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:31

    It's important because it's a massive and really quite important site worldwide.

    I wonder if it included the podcast feeds?

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 11:31

    you could read some tea?

    Hehe.

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 11:31

    So the BBC website went down for hour. So what - go make some tea and read a good book (or kindle)

    speaking of, I would like Kindle suggestions if anyone has read anything good lately to take on my flight to Malaysia :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:31

    you could read some tea?

    In a #MFC way?

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 11:31

    I wonder if they tried turning it off and then turning it back on again :)

    my bet is the window server said "critical updates are being installed 0% of 100%, step 1 of 7."

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:33

    my bet is the window server said "critical updates are being installed 0% of 100%, step 1 of 7."

    :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:33

    speaking of, I would like Kindle suggestions if anyone has read anything good lately to take on my flight to Malaysia :)

    I don't have any but I saw (via @glinner on twitter) a great thread for a bad review for a self-published kindle novel. The author was criticised for mistakes & grammar and she angrily accused the reviewer of not reviewing the emergency copy she sent him after he downloaded it previously.

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:33

    In a #MFC way?

    There's an app for that?

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 11:34

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    I was just reading that, such an embarrasing self destruction!

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 11:34

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    oh dear!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:34

    you could read some tea?

    you can read tea leafs

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:34

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    didn't see that - seems quite silly

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:35

    I was just reading that, such an embarrasing self destruction!

    It did make me laugh!

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 11:38

    Have you guys seen this? Blue Peter was filmed yesterday with a 360 degree camera and you watch watch the whole thing with it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/games/360tv.shtml

    Quite a cool little thing!

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 11:43
  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:44

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    If only there was a book available on the Kindle book store where the author never swore on the internet?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Missing-First-Page/dp/B004A14RX6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1301485385&sr=8-2

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 11:45

    If only there was a book available on the Kindle book store where the author never swore on the internet?

    oh thank god its not another format for me to buy! :D

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 11:45

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    Is it this one? Even Stephen Fry is on it: http://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/53051458454695936

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:46

    Is it this one? Even Stephen Fry is on it: twitter.com/steph…53051458454695936

    Bingo.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 11:49

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    #blametweetdeck

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:50

    Bingo.

    that author is an idiot

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 11:51

    that author is an idiot

    Really bad writer too. I know very little about grammar and prose etc. but even I can see it's not of a publishable standard!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:53

    Really bad writer too. I know very little about grammar and prose etc. but even I can see it's not of a publishable standard!

    So, did she actually hire a proof reader.........?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:53

    I think, maybe, not

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:53

    I don't know what happened by I suddenly had a spike of sales in January... I sold 11 copies!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 11:54

    I don't know what happened by I suddenly had a spike of sales in January... I sold 11 copies!

    FYI I don't get any money from Amazon until I sell around 200 copies but it's still interesting.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 11:57

    Really bad writer too. I know very little about grammar and prose etc. but even I can see it's not of a publishable standard!

    As an aside, I had a very similar incident with an irate artist last year when I reviewed a single that was sent to me.

    People like that really are annoying.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:03

    People like that really are annoying.

    Indeed. There was also some suggestion in the thread that people from other publishing houses may read that blog too!

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:07

    More on the Top Gear Vs. Tesla thing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12907367

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 12:07

    I don't know what happened by I suddenly had a spike of sales in January... I sold 11 copies!

    Congratulations!

    Was it plugging? Do you have a Shirt that says "Ask me about my Book"?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:08

    Was it plugging? Do you have a Shirt that says "Ask me about my Book"?

    January sales? People with Kindles for Xmas looking for that perfect book?

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 12:09

    January sales? People with Kindles for Xmas looking for that perfect book?

    Author with a curious name?

    People with Kindles unconcerned with first pages? :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 12:11

    As an aside, I had a very similar incident with an irate artist last year when I reviewed a single that was sent to me.

    It's really funny... Almost nobody has really thick skin and criticism goes with the creative terratory... But that said most artists (and this is a very broad definition which includes people who write blog posts for example - maybe creative people is a better word) should be ready for criticism and the best artists actually love it.

    Nobody likes people being mean, nobody likes it when somebody sticks the boot in, but most good artists are so critical of themselves that constructive comments from others are the best thing they can hear. It shows that the reader / viewer cares and wants to work with you to improve things.

    Unfortunately being sick has derailed the process but I wrote a four part story for gamboling which I was going to put a fifth post talking about the decisions I made to get there, because I've found people are wary of writing right on the bottom of a story what they think of it. I actually want people to comment and criticise... it really worked well when some people did that the other month: http://gamboling.co.uk/2011/02/13/editing-while-airborne/

    And the main reason that I haven't posted this new story yet is that Katherine, who reads everything before it is posted, came up with some great advice that I need to put in before it is published. The story had a problem with it, and I couldn't see it by myself. That doesn't make me a worse writer, that makes me a better writer (in my opinion).

    It's only when writers think they don't need editing that they truly have lost their way.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 12:11

    Was it plugging? Do you have a Shirt that says "Ask me about my Book"?

    I don't... Maybe I should :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 12:11

    People with Kindles unconcerned with first pages? :)

    :)

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 12:15

    It's really funny... Almost nobody has really thick skin and criticism goes with the creative terratory... But that said most artists (and this is a very broad definition which includes people who write blog posts for example - maybe creative people is a better word) should be ready for criticism and the best artists actually love it.

    The hard thing about criticism is you have to find the balance between knowing you can't please everyone and knowing when there really is a problem.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 12:15

    the best artists actually love it.

    I played a gig about six years ago and afterwards I put the review - which ripped me apart - was on the front page of my website for the next couple of years

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 12:22

    The hard thing about criticism is you have to find the balance between knowing you can't please everyone and knowing when there really is a problem.

    Yes, that's really true, and a really hard thing to balance.

    You can't write by commitee. As Michael Chabon says in the wonderful wonderful Wonder Boys (watch the film if you haven't it's great), "writers make choices".

    And some criticisim is of the type, "i wish the characters did something different" well tough, they aren't your characters, but some of the criticism is constructive... You have to be quite strong mentally to deal with it, and to decide.

    You can easily be paralised by doubt after receiving criticism.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 12:22

    I played a gig about six years ago and afterwards I put the review - which ripped me apart - was on the front page of my website for the next couple of years

    That's bold. Do you still produce music and can we hear it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 12:24

    That's bold. Do you still produce music and can we hear it?

    Bits and pieces, but everything I officially released is up for free on LastFM. Mainly instrumental electronica/film music if you're into that sort of thing

    http://www.last.fm/music/LPX/+albums

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 12:26

    Oooh ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/spanish-wednesday-30th-march-2011

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 12:33

    Just reading through some of the comments in that author / book review shindig - love this comment.

    Anonymous said...

    The best thing about self-publishing is that anyone can do it.

    The worst thing about self-publishing is that anyone can do it.

    Absolutely spot on

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 12:38

    Hehehehe, this Mercedes advert is pretty funny. :)

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 12:41

    Hehehehe, this Mercedes advert is pretty funny. :)

    I want to make an animated loop of Mika doing his pointy fingers then watch it forever.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 12:43

    Good afternoon

    I haz Jaffa Cakes :D

    I do believe the Romans would've stayed at home if they'd had Jaffa Cakes

    Maybe that's what they were searching for

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 12:44

    I haz Jaffa Cakes :D

    one day I need to try these things of which you all speak. I'm sure you can buy them here.

    Which reminds me, I found Irn Bru the other day and it reminded me that Steven Roy wanted me to try it, but it was in a 1.5L bottle and I was scared of buying that much. I just wanted a one person serving!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 12:45

    Which reminds me, I found Irn Bru the other day and it reminded me that Steven Roy wanted me to try it, but it was in a 1.5L bottle and I was scared of buying that much. I just wanted a one person serving!

    You can keep it in the fridge and have it in smaller doses. It's really eorth it

  • lou30/03/2011 at 12:45

    Amy, sent my friends the links to your competition and slowly but surely their liking it :D told you we'll get you to Korea! ;)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:46

    You can keep it in the fridge and have it in smaller doses. It's really eorth it

    Mrs. Goat reckons it tastes like Rusty Water. I love it!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 12:46

    You can keep it in the fridge and have it in smaller doses. It's really eorth it

    In fact, if you have it with Jaffa Cakes, you could have an Orange Wednesday :D

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 12:46

    You can keep it in the fridge and have it in smaller doses. It's really eorth it

    I may have to take a trip back to Coles. The Irn Bru was on the same shelf as tins of mushy peas, I believe it was the British section :D

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 12:46

    Amy, sent my friends the links to your competition and slowly but surely their liking it :D told you we'll get you to Korea! ;)

    <3

  • lou30/03/2011 at 12:47

    <3

    just take as many photos as you can :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 12:47

    I may have to take a trip back to Coles. The Irn Bru was on the same shelf as tins of mushy peas, I believe it was the British section :D

    That would upset many Scots

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 12:47

    That would upset many Scots

    I'm sure! I was mostly disappointed there was no NZ food there, the Coles international section seems to differ between every single branch of the supermarket.

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 12:48

    Which reminds me, I found Irn Bru the other day and it reminded me that Steven Roy wanted me to try it, but it was in a 1.5L bottle and I was scared of buying that much. I just wanted a one person serving!

    I looked up some other uses.. fishing apparently is the only one (not sure if its only scottish fish though) http://scottishtea.com/fisherman-uses-irn-bru/

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 12:50

    Ouch

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90340

  • lou30/03/2011 at 12:51

    woaaah i've been on twitter for 3 years? O.O

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:51

    Ouch

    Another team with a barrage of excuses.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 12:51

    woaaah i've been on twitter for 3 years? O.O

    Blimey!

    No idea how long I;'ve been there... how did you find out?

  • lou30/03/2011 at 12:52

    No idea how long I;'ve been there... how did you find out?

    someone tweeted me this link

    http://twbirthday.com/f1_lou/

  • lou30/03/2011 at 12:53

    someone tweeted me this link

    also.. according to them.. my godfather is Mr C.. huh?..

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 12:53

    also.. according to them.. my godfather is Mr C.. huh?..

    Hahaha I just noticed that :)

    Apparently mine is Muse. Ooooooooh dear.

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 12:54

    also.. according to them.. my godfather is Mr C.. huh?..

    I can imagine him with a tommy gun! :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:54

    also.. according to them.. my godfather is Mr C.. huh?..

    Mine is Sidepodcast

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:55

    18 january 2009

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 12:55

    Mine was grandprix.com, i guess its the first person you follow?

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 12:55

    Mine was grandprix.com, i guess its the first person you follow?

    ahh, could be. Seems that way anyways.

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 12:55

    18 january 2009

    Snap

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 12:56

    Snap

    Really?

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 13:08

    Really?

    Bit of a coincidence!

    http://twbirthday.com/twiger/

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:11

    Hehehehe, this Mercedes advert is pretty funny. :)

    Reminds me of that advert with Lewis and Alonso with Mika at the end.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:11

    I want to make an animated loop of Mika doing his pointy fingers then watch it forever.

    hold on...

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 13:16

    Dear German speaking Kathis/people

    In Timo's latest video he says something about Heikki about 6.30 in! In German! I want to know what hes saying #help

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G-fFlyLvWY

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 13:20

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/australia-2011-rate-the-race

  • Kathi30/03/2011 at 13:23

    In Timo's latest video he says something about Heikki about 6.30 in! In German! I want to know what hes saying #help

    Watched from 6:00 onwards, no Heikki? *watches again*

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 13:31

    Sorry if this has been posted, helmets are now safer with a strip on the visor http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2011/3/11880.html

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:36

    Amy... Especially for you... You might need Chrome though: http://aaserver.co.uk/random/mika/

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 13:37

    Amy... Especially for you... You might need Chrome though: http://aaserver.co.uk/random/mika/

    :D:D

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 13:38

    Amy... Especially for you... You might need Chrome though: http://aaserver.co.uk/random/mika/

    That is all kinds of creepy! :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:39

    That is all kinds of creepy! :)

    If that was behind the opening credits to a movie I think I would be really scared as to what was about to happen

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 13:41

    Amy... Especially for you... You might need Chrome though: http://aaserver.co.uk/random/mika/

    That is all kinds of creepy! :)

    I might use it as a background to punctuate when i make a good joke in the office :D

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 13:41

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/sauber-decide-against-australia-disqualification-appeal

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 13:46

    Amy... Especially for you... You might need Chrome though: http://aaserver.co.uk/random/mika/

    did you make that? you must put it on youtube.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:47

    did you make that? you must put it on youtube.

    I did... I will... The only problem is that I couldn't work out a good way to make it repeat on YouTube

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 13:48

    I did... I will... The only problem is that I couldn't work out a good way to make it repeat on YouTube

    loop it in imovie, repeat 30 times, upload.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:50

    loop it in imovie, repeat 30 times, upload.

    Ah yes... I guess that would work

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 13:50

    Ah yes... I guess that would work

    waste of bandwidth, but it's google's bandwidth, so meh :)

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 13:51

    oooh somehow its 1am again and my post still isn't finished :(

    tomorrow, I promise, if its not here in 24 hours you all have permission to unlike my photo :)

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 13:51

    Amy... Especially for you... You might need Chrome though: http://aaserver.co.uk/random/mika/

    oh now i'll never sleep *stares*

  • Kathi30/03/2011 at 13:53

    *watches again*

    still no heikki :(

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 13:53

    still no heikki :(

    he definitely says 'kovalainen' in there somewhere!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:56

    oh now i'll never sleep *stares*

    oops :)

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 13:57

    oops :)

    now that I've muted it I can stare even longer, that music was starting to get creepy!

  • Kathi30/03/2011 at 13:57

    he definitely says 'kovalainen' in there somewhere!

    hm can you add time stamp to the url? #t=xmxxs

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 13:59

    Oooh do you remember that Lotus Animation I made? Go Animate (who I used) are now endorsed by YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/create_detail/GoAnimate

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 14:00

    hm can you add time stamp to the url? #t=xmxxs

    ooh listening to it again I think it was just some fast sounding run together German words that my brain turned into Heikki talk #oops

  • Kathi30/03/2011 at 14:01

    ooh listening to it again I think it was just some fast sounding run together German words that my brain turned into Heikki talk #oops

    #überFan

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 14:03

    #überFan

    umlaut!

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 14:05

    umlautFan?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 14:06

    umlautFan?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 14:26

    Really works well looped in the video (good idea Mr C) and looks good in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuzDKDuFp78

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 14:26

    Really works well looped in the video (good idea Mr C) and looks good in HD: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=TuzDKDuFp78

    That's the Mika thing

  • Amy30/03/2011 at 14:27

    That's the Mika thing

    a. maz. ing.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 14:32

    Really bad writer too. I know very little about grammar and prose etc. but even I can see it's not of a publishable standard!

    Can she please hire me to proofread her next book? I'm good value for money!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 14:33

    Can she please hire me to proofread her next book? I'm good value for money!

    after swearing at the reviewer and other commenter's, it's probably too late for her save face with a proofreader

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 14:38

    Anyway, the argument went back and forth until the author told everyone to Eff Off. Twice.

    Whoops! Evidently not someone who understands how reviewing works or what to do with it.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 14:39

    after swearing at the reviewer and other commenter's, it's probably too late for her save face with a proofreader

    Maybe she can't save face that way, but it would give me a decent income for a couple of weeks ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 14:40

    Maybe she can't save face that way, but it would give me a decent income for a couple of weeks ;)

    always a plus

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 14:42

    It's the same thing with the Senna movie - you guys do know that you can now download copies of the DVD, right?

    Not interested until an official version comes out on an actual disc.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 14:43

    Silly boy has forgotten that 2008 was the last race whre "Live" was a lot earlier as it wasn't a late afternoon start.....

    And that it was on ITV back then. And that we didn't have any British world champions on the grid at that point...

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 14:44

    That's the Mika thing

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 14:45

    That's the Mika thing

    Phew - for a second I thought that said "The Milka Thing"...

    What would she doing giving Schuey and Rosberg a Red Bull?

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 15:11

    Jake's blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2011/03/can_i_start_by_saying.html

    Just for Mr C:

    Australia was particularly busy, with my random moment of the weekend being former Westlife member Brian McFadden having a beer with Beppe Di Marco from EastEnders while Leo Sayer and Danny Cipriani wandered past...That's F1 for you!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 15:18

    Mr C.... I have an odd thing going on which has actually been going on since you moved server but it's not been important thus far...

    When I make a post on Sidepodcast it doesn't give me the chance to add an extract anymore... All I can do it make a post. The Left hand colum of the post page seems to all be there as does the right column, but in the middle column I only seem to have title and the main post content...

    Is it something I've done wrong? The logging in seems different so that might be it?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 15:18

    ps. I have tried different machines and browsers and it's not that.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 15:23

    When I make a post on Sidepodcast it doesn't give me the chance to add an extract anymore... All I can do it make a post. The Left hand colum of the post page seems to all be there as does the right column, but in the middle column I only seem to have title and the main post content...

    No Excerpt bit at all? Not even closed up?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 15:24

    No Excerpt bit at all? Not even closed up?

    Not as far as I can tell...

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 15:24

    Not as far as I can tell...

    Weird. And how is logging in different?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 15:25

    Not as far as I can tell...

    Ah... I've just worked it out... It's in the screen options at the top they seem to have been deselected. Weird... they are back now :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:25

    It's the same thing with the Senna movie - you guys do know that you can now download copies of the DVD, right?

    Not interested until an official version comes out on an actual disc.

    True, but plenty will be. At this rate I may have to :(

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:26

    Jake's blog: www.bbc.co.uk/blo…rt_by_saying.html

    Did he write that on an iPad? ;)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2011 at 15:27

    Weird. And how is logging in different?

    Um... When I go to the address it pops up a login box which doesn't seem to work... if I go to the address with no https just http it shows me an in page login box (which looks like the ususal wordpress one) and then when I log in with that it redirects me to the https site...

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 15:29

    Um... When I go to the address it pops up a login box which doesn't seem to work... if I go to the address with no https just http it shows me an in page login box (which looks like the ususal wordpress one) and then when I log in with that it redirects me to the https site...

    Huh. Definitely Mr C territory.

  • RG30/03/2011 at 15:39

    I'm taking on the world at the moment... http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/about-the-waffler/#comment-420

    Hi people.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:40

    I'm taking on the world at the moment... northernwaffler.w…fler/#comment-420

    points?

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 15:47

    Given how things work, I may end up DLing the movie for now. I really have no guarantees it will screen here. But I will still buy a DVD - because I think the movie is THAT good, and they deserve my support. And I'll watch it again, and again, and again...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:48

    Given how things work, I may end up DLing the movie for now. I really have no guarantees it will screen here. But I will still buy a DVD - because I think the movie is THAT good, and they deserve my support. And I'll watch it again, and again, and again...

    My sentiments exactly.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 15:49

    Given how things work, I may end up DLing the movie for now. I really have no guarantees it will screen here. But I will still buy a DVD - because I think the movie is THAT good, and they deserve my support. And I'll watch it again, and again, and again...

    My sentiments exactly.

    Good to hear! :) It means our DVD deal is still on too. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 15:50

    I'm taking on the world at the moment... northernwaffler.w…fler/#comment-420

    Hi people.

    Hi RG

    I suppose they are technically in the right

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:51

    Good to hear! :) It means our DVD deal is still on too. :D

    Oh yeah - din't let me forget that dude!

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 15:51

    I suppose they are technically in the right

    I reckon if you say, "as tweeted by Heikki Kovalainen", then you could have a better case - because he did tweet it. But recommended is a bit too vague for lawyers' tastes.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 15:51

    Oh yeah - din't let me forget that dude!

    I'm not letting you forget it - ever. :D

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 15:54

    Nick has left me to go and watch some cricket. Hmmmm...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:54

    I'm not letting you forget it - ever. :D

    Good. Because I will, even though I fully intend to honour it!

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:55

    Nick has left me to go and watch some cricket. Hmmmm...

    I'm going to Trini Andy's on Saturday to watch the final!

  • RG30/03/2011 at 15:55

    I suppose they are technically in the right

    Yeah, I fully understand it. I think it seems like the right time to change it in any case.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 15:59

    CROFTY IS A LEGEND! http://www.twitvid.com/SZJAI

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 16:02

    Motor Sport are now doing video podcast thingies: http://www.motorsportmagazine.co.uk/2011/03/30/video-the-week-in-motor-sport-30032011/

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 16:05

    I've finally found a way to cook fried eggs with a runny yolk and a properly cooked white. Happy Bassano

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 16:06

    I've finally found a way to cook fried eggs with a runny yolk and a properly cooked white. Happy Bassano

    Erm put egg in pan, take it out?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 16:07

    I've finally found a way to cook fried eggs with a runny yolk and a properly cooked white. Happy Bassano

    I've gone off runny eggs TBH.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 16:08

    Erm put egg in pan, take it out?

    The white always ends up too runny. It could be cos I use spray oil instead of loads of butter or alternative

    Low to medium heat, let the white start to firm up and add a spoonfull of water and cover. Cooks the top nicely

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 16:09

    The white always ends up too runny. It could be cos I use spray oil instead of loads of butter or alternative

    Separate the egg and put the yolk in later

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 16:11

    Goodness me this is all very complicated... Tbh I prefer poaching eggs.

  • lou30/03/2011 at 16:11

    The white always ends up too runny. It could be cos I use spray oil instead of loads of butter or alternative

    delia thought me how to cook the perfect fried egg :)

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 16:14

    Very hot oil, turn pan down when you put the egg in and move the pan around a bit as it cooks.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 16:14

    Break egg, leave in pan, take out when done. It's an egg for Pete's sake"

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 16:15

    Break egg, leave in pan, take out when done. It's an egg for Pete's sake"

    Exactly!!! :D

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 16:25

    I can't resist any longer!! I'm going for Dominos.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 16:28

    Evening all

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 16:29

    Curry time!

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 16:44

    Pingle: http://mrschristine.com/2011/03/30/doctor-who-series-6-trailer/

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 16:44

    I love Joe's reply ti the comments on his Kimi to NASCAR story:

    Kimi needs to learn to say “My Seven Up Skoda was real good today” if he wants to make it over there.

    :lol:

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 16:45

    Break egg, leave in pan, take out when done. It's an egg for Pete's sake"

    Exactly!!! :D

    No, you're both wrong :D

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 16:45

    Evening all

    Hi Pat

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 16:58

    I love Joe's reply to the comments on his Kimi to NASCAR story:

    But I think Joe is putting too much trust in the son. If he works in the same office as his father...

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 16:58

    Many thanks... I'll look out for those although my friend says the trucks don't go to all venues....

    I'd be surprised if they didn't go to Indy - but I'm not sure about Infineon.

    Trucks do not go to IMS, they go to another track in Indy.

  • Journeyer30/03/2011 at 16:59

    Trucks do not go to IMS, they go to another track in Indy.

    They don't? Very disappointing.

  • Janna30/03/2011 at 17:09

    Hello all, no more work now until Tuesday :)

    Mountain of ironing to get through before I can start sorting out my packing. Really looking forward to getting on the train to start my journey tomorrow because then if I've forgotten something, there's nothing I can do about it.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:09

    Mountain of ironing to get through before I can start sorting out my packing. Really looking forward to getting on the train to start my journey tomorrow because then if I've forgotten something, there's nothing I can do about it.

    Hey Janna

    There's not much you can forget and need whilst away for 3 days :)

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:11

    Mountain of ironing to get through before I can start sorting out my packing. Really looking forward to getting on the train to start my journey tomorrow because then if I've forgotten something, there's nothing I can do about it.

    Passport, bank card, keys to your house, clean underwear. Sorted.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:12

    Passport, bank card, keys to your house, clean underwear. Sorted.

    Perfect

    Though I would add coat/jacket looking at the weather forcast

  • Janna30/03/2011 at 17:12

    Passport, bank card, keys to your house, clean underwear. Sorted.

    I know this intellectually but it doesn't stop me double, double checking all of those things ;)

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:12

    Really works well looped in the video (good idea Mr C) and looks good in HD: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=TuzDKDuFp78

    That's the Mika thing

    I love Mika.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:13

    Really works well looped in the video (good idea Mr C) and looks good in HD: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=TuzDKDuFp78

    That's the Mika thing

    And great work :)

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:13

    Though I would add coat/jacket looking at the weather forcast

    Fair play. Clearly it's good to pack some other things but you're not going to die if that's all you have.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:17

    They don't? Very disappointing.

    Neither does Nationwide. Both go to IRP/ORP instead, always have.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:18

    I like @Chainbear's thinking:

    if this movie is real, you have to have a sidepodmeetup to go and watch it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joI-uU86NXw

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:21

    Motor Sport are now doing video podcast thingies: www.motorsportmag…r-sport-30032011/

    apart from stealing the title from leo, that was better than i expected.

    clearly THE BEST WEEKLY F1 VIDEO ROUNDUP video :)

  • The Boston Red Scott30/03/2011 at 17:23

    if this movie is real, you have to have a sidepodmeetup to go and watch it. www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=joI-uU86NXw

    that's just weird. howdy y'all.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:24

    that's just weird. howdy y'all.

    Yeah, that's probably why I like the look of it

    Also has the potential to be really baaaad

    Hey Scott

  • The Boston Red Scott30/03/2011 at 17:25

    Also has the potential to be really baaaad

    it's playing near Boston about a month from yesterday. Guess you'll just have to come back?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 17:25

    I like @Chainbear's thinking:

    if this movie is real, you have to have a sidepodmeetup to go and watch it. www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=joI-uU86NXw

    It's a real film

  • Janna30/03/2011 at 17:25

    it's playing near Boston about a month from yesterday. Guess you'll just have to come back?

    :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:25

    It's a real film

    Yup, general release next week

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:27

    Oh Mr C, I've noticed this for a while but keep forgetting to say anything. When people link things like youtube etc that used to pop up in a box in the window, nothing happens when I click them.

    I need to right click and choose to open in a new tab.

  • The Boston Red Scott30/03/2011 at 17:27

    Oh Mr C, I've noticed this for a while but keep forgetting to say anything. When people link things like youtube etc that used to pop up in a box in the window, nothing happens when I click them.

    which browser?

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:27

    which browser?

    Chrome.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 17:28

    Yup, general release next week

    Hahaaa, odd French film-makers with their weird horror films

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:28

    It's a real film

    That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen....

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:28

    Oh Mr C, I've noticed this for a while but keep forgetting to say anything. When people link things like youtube etc that used to pop up in a box in the window, nothing happens when I click them.

    yeah, youtube changed their api and i'm not touching realtime to match them. same with twitpic. i'd recommend anything than realtime to be honest. just gotta find time to rewrite it.

  • The Boston Red Scott30/03/2011 at 17:29

    Oh Mr C, I've noticed this for a while but keep forgetting to say anything. When people link things like youtube etc that used to pop up in a box in the window, nothing happens when I click them.

    I'm (i) not Mr C (ii) also having the same issue with Chrome. not really noticed that I default right click anyway to preserve tabs. so the youtube one below doesn't go direct if i left click but the motorsport one does. ???

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:29

    yeah, youtube changed their api and i'm not touching realtime to match them. same with twitpic. i'd recommend anything than realtime to be honest. just gotta find time to rewrite it.

    Fair enough, no big issue. As long as you know :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:30

    Oh Mr C, I've noticed this for a while but keep forgetting to say anything. When people link things like youtube etc that used to pop up in a box in the window, nothing happens when I click them.

    It's been like that for a little while now :(

    yeah, youtube changed their api and i'm not touching realtime to match them. same with twitpic. i'd recommend anything than realtime to be honest. just gotta find time to rewrite it.

    Ah, that would explain it

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:30

    ... i'd recommend anything than realtime to be honest....

    Noooooooooooooooooooo :D

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:31

    Noooooooooooooooooooo :D

    :D I really like the Olde comments. If the quoting worked sensibly I'd use it all the time!

  • The Boston Red Scott30/03/2011 at 17:32

    yeah, youtube changed their api and i'm not touching realtime to match them. same with twitpic. i'd recommend anything than realtime to be honest. just gotta find time to rewrite it.

    I understand. I try to keep up with another company and they keep changing things. Very annoying.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:37

    :D I really like the Olde comments. If the quoting worked sensibly I'd use it all the time!

    I'd probably use the dashboard but I coment from the iPad mostly these days

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:38

    :D I really like the Olde comments. If the quoting worked sensibly I'd use it all the time!

    click to quote? yeah the comment box fills up with all sorts of crap when that's enabled, just from general clicking on the page. needs more thought.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:39

    click to quote? yeah the comment box fills up with all sorts of crap when that's enabled, just from general clicking on the page. needs more thought.

    I think the next iteration of commenting solution should be called F5, in honour of your beginnings :)

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:39

    I think the next iteration of commenting solution should be called F5, in honour of your beginnings :)

    hehehe

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:40

    I love realtime. It's the only way to keep up with comments on a number of threads.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:40

    I think the next iteration of commenting solution should be called F5, in honour of your beginnings :)

    :D

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:40

    click to quote? yeah the comment box fills up with all sorts of crap when that's enabled, just from general clicking on the page. needs more thought.

    I can imagine....

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 17:40

    I love realtime. It's the only way to keep up with comments on a number of threads.

    Homepage can too.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:42

    I love realtime. It's the only efficient way to keep up with comments on a number of threads.

    Fixed

    But yeah, me too

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:42

    Homepage can too.

    Not as good.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 17:43

    Not as good.

    Blimey. Tell us how you really feel.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:44

    Not as good.

    on a technical level, much better.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:46

    Blimey. Tell us how you really feel.

    It's not a negative. I just prefer realtime as I can comment from there and it is more squishable if I want to shove it to one edge of my screen while I do something else. I can also hold comments until I am ready to read them.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 17:46

    It's not a negative. I just prefer realtime as I can comment from there and it is more squishable if I want to shove it to one edge of my screen while I do something else. I can also hold comments until I am ready to read them.

    Saying "not as good" is definitely a negative.

    Explanation is much better.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:46

    on a technical level, much better.

    On a human level not so much. Either I need to get myself upgraded or use realtime

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:47

    I love realtime. It's the only way to keep up with comments on a number of threads.

    Homepage can too.

    Not for me. I've now got it open and the last comment is this one I'm quoting here, comments since then have not appeared so it isn't live.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:47

    Not for me. I've now got it open and the last comment is this one I'm quoting here, comments since then have not appeared so it isn't live.

    Sorry it was Christine's next comment not htat one.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:47

    Saying "not as good" is definitely a negative.

    You made two things and I prefer one of them so think of it as a positive about realtime rather than a negative about the homepage

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:48

    Not for me. I've now got it open and the last comment is this one I'm quoting here, comments since then have not appeared so it isn't live.

    interesting, tis okay here.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:48

    On a human level not so much. Either I need to get myself upgraded or use realtime

    :D

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:48

    Realtime may be clunky from Sidepodcast's point of view but for a 'power user' there's nothing to beat it in my eyes for regular use

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 17:48

    On a human level not so much. Either I need to get myself upgraded or use realtime

    steven roy 2.0

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:49

    steven roy 2.0

    That would certainly out-borg Amy :D

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 17:50

    steven roy 2.0

    I think we feed him Irn Bru until he mutates :)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:50

    steven roy 2.0

    Put it on your list

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:51

    I think we feed him Irn Bru until he mutates :)

    If that was going to happen it would have happened along time ago

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:52

    Realtime may be clunky from Sidepodcast's point of view but for a 'power user' there's nothing to beat it in my eyes for regular use

    Agreed, the only time that's not true is when two popular discussions are occuring in different threads. If one of those is a live commenting session I'd have that in Dashboard anyway and the Daily as it's own post, otherwise I just get lost. Different pages for different uses.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 17:54

    Heads up folks!!

    @NASCAR_Trucks: Kimi Raikkonen has requested and received approval to run the #NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race @CLTMotorSpdway on Friday, May 20.

  • Janna30/03/2011 at 17:55

    This is a fun experiment. I have both realtime and homepage open in Chrome. Sometimes the comment appears in realtime and then I get the pop up (still one of my favourite things), sometimes the homepage pop up is faster. I'm eating my dinner & watching so it's not something I am doing to distract the browser.

    I like realtime but the pop ups allow me to have more than one thread open & still see what's going on. I find this especially good when FBFB is working.

    I think the biggest problem is that Christine & Mr C have made the site so fantabulous that we've got used to being spoilt.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 17:56

    Realtime may be clunky from Sidepodcast's point of view but for a 'power user' there's nothing to beat it in my eyes for regular use

    I use a mixture of the solutions every day, including realtime, it's just good to point out there are other ways to comment too.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 17:56

    Agreed, the only time that's not true is when two popular discussions are occuring in different threads. If one of those is a live commenting session I'd have that in Dashboard anyway and the Daily as it's own post, otherwise I just get lost. Different pages for different uses.

    If there is a live event I use the dashboard. Otherwise I have realtime open and set for commenting on the daily thread and open and close other individual threads as necessaryon other tabs.

  • The Boston Red Scott30/03/2011 at 17:57

    I think the biggest problem is that Christine & Mr C have made the site so fantabulous that we've got used to being spoilt.

    Totally agree! And we always have so much to talk about....I still remember the olden days when we racked up 1000 comments in a whole race weekend (?)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 17:57

    I use a mixture of the solutions every day, including realtime, it's just good to point out there are other ways to comment too.

    Completely. Steven and I just prefer realtime I guess

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 17:59

    If there is a live event I use the dashboard. Otherwise I have realtime open and set for commenting on the daily thread and open and close other individual threads as necessaryon other tabs.

    Similar to me. I try to make a point of not using the Realtime dropdown selector and using posts themselves, especially when two or more posts are 'active' with discussions over a day, as down that road errors lie. Sometimes it is just faster though.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:00

    I think the biggest problem is that Christine & Mr C have made the site so fantabulous that we've got used to being spoilt.

    Yep!

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:02

    Heads up folks!!

    @NASCAR_Trucks: Kimi Raikkonen has requested and received approval to run the #NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race @CLTMotorSpdway on Friday, May 20.

    It's for real then, and much much sooner than I expected.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:03

    @NASCAR_Trucks: Kimi Raikkonen has requested and received approval to run the #NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race @CLTMotorSpdway on Friday, May 20.

    That's Charlotte. Heck of a place to make your debut.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:03

    That's Charlotte. Heck of a place to make your debut.

    Oh yes!!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:05

    That's Charlotte. Heck of a place to make your debut.

    I kinda think there's something in the talk that Kimi's only crossing the pond to be able to enter the $5m race

    He's definitely highly motivated by money, or the quest for it at least

    When he gets paid he seems to slack off a bit :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:06

    I kinda think there's something in the talk that Kimi's only crossing the pond to be able to enter the $5m race

    He's definitely highly motivated by money, or the quest for it at least

    When he gets paid he seems to slack off a bit :D

    He expressed interest, but hasn't committed as of yet.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:07

    He expressed interest, but hasn't committed as of yet.

    He has to prove he can beat Piquet first ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:08

    Not sure Adam Cooper is too impressed with some of the drivers

    @adamcooperf1: The minute's silence. Spot the drivers without caps in this shot... There were a few others out of view http://twitpic.com/4f1ir9

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:09

    Not sure Adam Cooper is too impressed with some of the drivers

    @adamcooperf1: The minute's silence. Spot the drivers without caps in this shot... There were a few others out of view http://twitpic.com/4f1ir9

    There were folk talking during it too :(

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 18:13

    13th show and it's scarbs' third appearance: http://smibs.tv/live

    #justsayin

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:14

    @adamcooperf1: The minute's silence. Spot the drivers without caps in this shot... There were a few others out of view http://twitpic.com/4f1ir9

    I got the impression from TV that a lot of them didn't know it had started. When the gunshot type signal was given for the end of the minute a lot of people were looking at each other as if they had no idea what was going on.

    Amy posted a comment saying the whole thing was disorganised and fans either didn't know what was going on or just talked through it

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:14

    @adamcooperf1: The minute's silence. Spot the drivers without caps in this shot... There were a few others out of view http://twitpic.com/4f1ir9

    Is that just a British thing? It's funny that it's the British drivers without them on...

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 18:14

    13th show and it's scarbs' third appearance: http://smibs.tv/live

    Perhaps it's just that Scarbs is fabbo.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:14

    13th show and it's scarbs' third appearance: http://smibs.tv/live

    #justsayin

    They also had a Force India engineer for the first half of the show who'd never been on it before.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 18:15

    Perhaps it's just that Scarbs is fabbo.

    he needs a jingle :)

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:15

    @adamcooperf1: The minute's silence. Spot the drivers without caps in this shot... There were a few others out of view http://twitpic.com/4f1ir9

    I got the impression from TV that a lot of them didn't know it had started. When the gunshot type signal was given for the end of the minute a lot of people were looking at each other as if they had no idea what was going on.

    Amy posted a comment saying the whole thing was disorganised and fans either didn't know what was going on or just talked through it

    It didn't seem well organised at all

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:15

    13th show and it's scarbs' third appearance: http://smibs.tv/live

    When did this start, 7?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:16

    Is that just a British thing? It's funny that it's the British drivers without them on...

    They all take caps off for national anthems and I am sure in the past they have done it for silences. Fortunately we have not had many recently

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:16

    I'm trying to get a real onboard video of Charlotte but people have flooded YouTube with iRacing videos

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:16

    When did this start, 7?

    6pm

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:16

    13th show and it's scarbs' third appearance: http://smibs.tv/live

    I am so far behind

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:16

    6pm

    Wah? :(

    Windsor still hasn't improved much

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:17

    They all take caps off for national anthems and I am sure in the past they have done it for silences. Fortunately we have not had many recently

    Yeah I just thought that actually. I remember people making a scene of Vettel dropping his on the floor.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:17

    Windsor still hasn't improved much

    I find Windsor inconsequential. The guests tend to be rather good though.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:17

    Not sure Adam Cooper is too impressed with some of the drivers

    @adamcooperf1: The minute's silence. Spot the drivers without caps in this shot... There were a few others out of view http://twitpic.com/4f1ir9

    I like Mr C's response :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:18

    I like Mr C's response :D

    hehehehehe

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:19

    I'm trying to get a real onboard video of Charlotte but people have flooded YouTube with iRacing videos

    I hate that gamers upload videos like it is real. Some of them seem to think they are Lewis Hamilton or whoever. First video I found of Jenson at Bathurst was a gamer and the video title was Jenson Button F1 car at Bathurst. There should be a rule that video titles have to start with I am playing at being .....

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:19

    Windsor's saying that James Key has been released from Sauber!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:19

    Wha'???

    WIndsor: James Key has just been dropped by Sauber!?!

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:20

    Windsor's saying that James Key has been released from Sauber!!

    Didn't have the secret. :(

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:20

    I hate that gamers upload videos like it is real. Some of them seem to think they are Lewis Hamilton or whoever. First video I found of Jenson at Bathurst was a gamer and the video title was Jenson Button F1 car at Bathurst. There should be a rule that video titles have to start with I am playing at being .....

    Absolutely

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:21

    Just spotted a tweet from Another F1podcast saying Sauber have fired James Key. They used more words than that but best to leave them out.

    Surely they wouldn't fire him?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:22

    Surely they wouldn't fire him?

    Fired? Released? What's the difference?

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:22

    Fired? Released? What's the difference?

    No difference!!

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:22

    Didn't have the secret. :(

    I assume he is responsible for the wing problem but presumably he is also responsible for their car being faster than it has been in years

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:23

    I assume he is responsible for the wing problem but presumably he is also responsible for their car being faster than it has been in years

    True

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:23

    Fired? Released? What's the difference?

    I hadn't seen the other comments when I posted that.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:24

    I assume he is responsible for the wing problem but presumably he is also responsible for their car being faster than it has been in years

    I don't agree with a world where you're sacked for making one mistake.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:24

    I assume he is responsible for the wing problem but presumably he is also responsible for their car being faster than it has been in years

    They can't be that stupid to drop him for that though. To my mind it was either a manufacturing error, or they were pushing to see what they could get through scrutineering as teams have done for all time.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:26

    They can't be that stupid to drop him for that though. To my mind it was either a manufacturing error, or they were pushing to see what they could get through scrutineering as teams have done for all time.

    5mm is a huge manufacturing error

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:27

    5mm is a huge manufacturing error

    Agreed, especially at those tolerances

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:28

    Can't find any mention of this story in a news search

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 18:28

    Windsor's saying that James Key has been released from Sauber!!

    do we trust what he says though? he once claimed his factory was making an f1 car.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:28

    do we trust what he says though? he once claimed his factory was making an f1 car.

    :D

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:29

    2010 Truck Series at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQVBpD1yeXI&feature=related

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 18:29

    5mm is a huge manufacturing error

    Didn't know it was 5mm.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:29

    do we trust what he says though? he once claimed his factory was making an f1 car.

    ba dum tisch

    Can't find any mention of this story in a news search

    haven't seen it appear yet either

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 18:31

    haven't seen it appear yet either

    i really should stop emailing peter exclusive news when he's live on air.

    #badmrc

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:31

    do we trust what he says though? he once claimed his factory was making an f1 car.

    :D

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:31

    i really should stop emailing peter exclusive news when he's live on air.

    #badmrc

    :lol:

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:31

    i really should stop emailing peter exclusive news when he's live on air.

    #badmrc

    Bad Mr C!!

    ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:31

    Where's GMM when you need them?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:33

    Didn't know it was 5mm.

    I can't remember where I read it but the radius of the upper surface of the wing is meant to be not less than 100mm and it apparently was 95

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:33

    What on earth?!

    R1 big weekend in Carlisle?? Crazy times!!

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 18:35

    Does anyone know anything about postage? I have an A4 envelope to send but don't have a large letter stamp. 2 normal first class stamps would cover the postage right?

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:35

    Does anyone know anything about postage? I have an A4 envelope to send but don't have a large letter stamp. 2 normal first class stamps would cover the postage right?

    If it's not thick and filled to the brim, yes it'll be fine

  • RG30/03/2011 at 18:36

    Windsor's saying that James Key has been released from Sauber!!

    You what?

  • Janna30/03/2011 at 18:37

    Does anyone know anything about postage? I have an A4 envelope to send but don't have a large letter stamp. 2 normal first class stamps would cover the postage right?

    http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?mediaId=50800722&catId=400029 First Class is 41p up to 100g. Large letter is 66p up to 100g so should be fine

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:39

    Windsor's saying that James Key has been released from Sauber!!

    You what?

    Still a rumour

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:43

    When drivers talk sense

    @luizrazia: I don't understand why #GP2 give us drivers and teams just 2 set of tyres for 6 hours of test when they don't last for more than 20 laps.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:44

    @luizrazia: I don't understand why #GP2 give us drivers and teams just 2 set of tyres for 6 hours of test when they don't last for more than 20 laps.

    Hard to argue with that

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 18:44

    Hard to argue with that

    You can completely understand his frustration though

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:45

    You can completely understand his frustration though

    Absolutely. He is clearly right that it is stupid

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:47

    Windsor knows about brilliant F1 engineers?

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 18:48

    Windsor knows about brilliant F1 engineers?

    he should know, he's fired a few ;)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:52

    Titanium is a lot heavier than carbon fibre

    Size for size

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:53

    Titanium is a lot heavier than carbon fibre

    Size for size

    And probably has to be thicker to take the same load

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:54

    And probably has to be thicker to take the same load

    Not sure about that, Titanium is incredibly strong

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 18:56

    Not sure about that, Titanium is incredibly strong

    I was thinking about if it had complex shaping and not just a flat sheet. So more distortion loads than normal tension/compression

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 18:58

    I was thinking about if it had complex shaping and not just a flat sheet. So more distortion loads than normal tension/compression

    Possibly, titanium is very stiff

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:00

    Possibly, titanium is very stiff

    Surely once it's bent, so much of its strength is just gone though.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:00

    www.royalmail.com…&catId=400029 First Class is 41p up to 100g. Large letter is 66p up to 100g so should be fine

    Ooooh thanks Janna :)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:02

    Surely once it's bent, so much of its strength is just gone though.

    They won't bend it. They will mill the shape they want out of a solid lump

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:04

    They won't bend it. They will mill the shape they want out of a solid lump

    Oh I see yeah. Hadn't really thought about that, must use such a huge volume of material.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:05

    Surely once it's bent, so much of its strength is just gone though.

    As Steven siad. Plus some metals are heat treated after shaping which changes their hardness properties

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:06

    Oh I see yeah. Hadn't really thought about that, must use such a huge volume of material.

    Or they'll use a i or L section and weld to the sheets

    Seemed to have been done in a hurry and the carbon fibre process would take a few days minimum

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:09

    Must remind Alia that Force India's Race Engineer is at the beginning of TFL

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:11

    Oh I see yeah. Hadn't really thought about that, must use such a huge volume of material.

    There is a lot of wastage but the performance of the finished part is so much better

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:11

    There is a lot of wastage but the performance of the finished part is so much better

    Yes I see that. It'd be almost useless otherwise tbh :D

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:13

    Yes I see that. It'd be almost useless otherwise tbh :D

    A few more bits like this and you can add mechanical engineering to your degree

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:14

    A few more bits like this and you can add mechanical engineering to your degree

    Hahahaha!!

    I could completely work in F1 with what I'm going to do anyways :P

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:16

    I could completely work in F1 with what I'm going to do anyways :P

    But just think how much easier it would be if you were a genius engineer

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:16

    But just think how much easier it would be if you were a genius engineer

    Hehehe I would not make a good engineer.

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 19:19

    5mm is a huge manufacturing error

    it wasnt 5mm out though, 5mm is the reference to the angle on the curve described though its radius.

    *wow, did i really just write that?

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:20

    Oh I see yeah. Hadn't really thought about that, must use such a huge volume of material.

    There is a lot of wastage but the performance of the finished part is so much better

    Same principle here: http://www.apple.com/uk/macbookpro/#video

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 19:20

    *wow, did i really just write that?

    Wow - we've been Spocked!!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:20

    it wasnt 5mm out though, 5mm is the reference to the angle on the curve described though its radius.

    Radius

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:20

    it wasnt 5mm out though, 5mm is the reference to the angle on the curve described though its radius.

    I said that

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 19:22

    evening guys, I has been reminiscing on some classic tv shows with a PING http://toata.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/173-what-happened-mr-tv/

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:23

    Hi Lukeh

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 19:25

    it wasnt 5mm out though, 5mm is the reference to the angle on the curve described though its radius.

    I said that

    what i meant was, it isnt as if the part was 5mm too long which would be a huge error, it was an angle which is still a mistake but not quite so big

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:26

    what i meant was, it isnt as if the part was 5mm too long which would be a huge error, it was an angle which is still a mistake but not quite so big

    I disagree. It is just as bad

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:28

    what i meant was, it isnt as if the part was 5mm too long which would be a huge error, it was an angle which is still a mistake but not quite so big

    Radius is more fundamental. Unless there was distortion during the race, I fail to see how this could've happened, especially as someof the other wings were supposedly ok

    I'm still thinking this profile changed during the race

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:30

    I'm still thinking this profile changed during the race

    I didn't even consider that as a possibility.

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 19:30

    I disagree. It is just as bad

    I dont think so, if i showed you 2 pices of paper with a a 10 cm curve which had a 5mm radius difference i dont think you would be able to see the difference,

    if i showed you 2 pices of paper with a 10cm curve with a 5mm difference in length i think you could see a difference

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:31

    I dont think so, if i showed you 2 pices of paper with a a 10 cm curve which had a 5mm radius difference i dont think you would be able to see the difference,

    Recognising it is very different from making it that wrong

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:31

    I didn't even consider that as a possibility.

    Why?

    Was this irregualrity across the whole plane of the wing or in certain/one part

    What if the actuator caused distortion? It's not likely but it's not impossible

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:32

    I disagree. It is just as bad

    I dont think so, if i showed you 2 pices of paper with a a 10 cm curve which had a 5mm radius difference i dont think you would be able to see the difference,

    if i showed you 2 pices of paper with a 10cm curve with a 5mm difference in length i think you could see a difference

    Not really the same as precision engineering though

  • Nick30/03/2011 at 19:34

    Not really the same as precision engineering though

    My point was their is a difference in the scope of things between 5mm in length and radius differential of a curve

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:35

    My point was their is a difference in the scope of things between 5mm in length and radius differential of a curve

    But the radius is determined through the design, mold and manufacturing processes. If something is too long, it can be trimmed

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:35

    Why?

    I just assumed it was such a big error that it had to be made that way. Then Sauber didn't appeal which tends to suggest they know they made it that way.

    Was this irregualrity across the whole plane of the wing or in certain/one part

    No idea

    What if the actuator caused distortion? It's not likely but it's not impossible

    That is the only way it could happen during the race.

    I should say you know way more about this stuff than me

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:37

    My point was their is a difference in the scope of things between 5mm in length and radius differential of a curve

    It means the design was wrong and not checked properly, The mould was made wrong and not checked and the finished parts were made and not checked. That is unbelievably sloppy for anything remotely close to precision engineering

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:37

    That is the only way it could happen during the race.

    Carbon fibre does have a fair amount of elasticity until it breaks so I'm not so sure this was the issue but I find it easier to believe than a design cock-up

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:40

    Carbon fibre does have a fair amount of elasticity until it breaks so I'm not so sure this was the issue but I find it easier to believe than a design cock-up

    The designing and manufacturing process making such an error is a huge stretch but if it was caused during the race I think they would have been more inclined to appeal

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:41

    #justsayin

    Windsor still hasn't improved much

    I find Windsor inconsequential. The guests tend to be rather good though.

    Agreed. I quite like the show myself and Scarbs is always worth a listen.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:42

    Me and Mrs Goat just watched the two F1 documentaries that the BBC had on over the weekend - we both quite liked them too.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:42

    James Key fired eh?

    I'd like to hear more, but it's rather a harsh call!

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 19:43

    Me and Mrs Goat just watched the two F1 documentaries that the BBC had on over the weekend - we both quite liked them too.

    Loved the 60th anniversary one just to see all the names and famous faces from f1's history and whilst the killer years was good it was incredibly hard to watch.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:43

    I'd like to hear more, but it's rather a harsh call!

    Still not showing up in a news search

  • RG30/03/2011 at 19:43

    James Key fired eh?

    Bunch o' lies.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:44

    Loved the 60th anniversary one just to see all the names and famous faces from f1's history and whilst the killer years was good it was incredibly hard to watch.

    I watched the first one and there were a lot of drivers who appeared on screen who they did not name which means a lot of people won't recognise them.

    Haven't watched the second one yet

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:45

    James Key fired eh?

    Is he on twitter?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 19:46

    Bunch o' lies.

    Good thing if that's the case

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 19:46

    Is he on twitter?

    He's probably not in the mood to vote for Amy just yet

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:46

    He's probably not in the mood to vote for Amy just yet

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 19:48

    Ping -->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/gp3-pre-season-testing-silverstone-march-29th/

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:48

    He's probably not in the mood to vote for Amy just yet

    Twitter is knackered anyway

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:48

    Loved the 60th anniversary one just to see all the names and famous faces from f1's history and whilst the killer years was good it was incredibly hard to watch.

    Yeah it was rather sad - especially the Roger Williamson scene at the end.

    Colin Chapman didn't come out of that documentary looking too good either.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 19:48

    Twitter is knackered anyway

    Down for you too I take it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 19:49

    Colin Chapman didn't come out of that documentary looking too good either.

    In all fairness, CC never had a rep for safe cars

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:49

    Colin Chapman didn't come out of that documentary looking too good either.

    I need to watch it then although I can think of a few things that could create that impression

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:49

    I need to watch it then although I can think of a few things that could create that impression

    You do need to watch it Steven. It's right up your alley.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:50

    In all fairness, CC never had a rep for safe cars

    True, but it was underlined very heavily in this documentary.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 19:50

    Colin Chapman didn't come out of that documentary looking too good either.

    thought Jochen Rindt's wife's thoughts were incredibly intriguing on the whole deal with Colin Chapman and his cars,

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:50

    In all fairness, CC never had a rep for safe cars

    JYS had the chance to go to Lotus or BRM for his F1 debut season. He was told if he wanted a fast car go to Lotus but if he wanted to live go to BRM

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:51

    thought Jochen Rindt's wife's thoughts were incredibly intriguing on the whole deal with Colin Chapman and his cars,

    I am yet to read Tremayne's book on him but I am looking forward to it more now.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:51

    thought Jochen Rindt's wife's thoughts were incredibly intriguing on the whole deal with Colin Chapman and his cars,

    Not sure I have ever heard Nina Rindt speak

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:51

    Not sure I have ever heard Nina Rindt speak

    She's lovely.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:51

    She's lovely.

    I have seen her

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 19:52

    Not sure I have ever heard Nina Rindt speak

    She really says a lot without actually saying much at all in the documentary about her feelings on Jochen's death.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:52

    She's lovely.

    I have seen her

    I meant she's very well spoken too. Like Lukeh said, she managed to say a lot without using too many words.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:53

    The designing and manufacturing process making such an error is a huge stretch but if it was caused during the race I think they would have been more inclined to appeal

    Wouldn't the FIA just say the parts should have been fit for purpose. They need to be in a state to pass scrutineering at the end of the race.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:54

    The designing and manufacturing process making such an error is a huge stretch but if it was caused during the race I think they would have been more inclined to appeal

    The tendency is not to appeal though because if it is upheld, the punishment is magnified.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:55

    Wouldn't the FIA just say the parts should have been fit for purpose. They need to be in a state to pass scrutineering at the end of the race.

    Which would clearly be true. I might let them off if they'd been in an accident.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:56

    She really says a lot without actually saying much at all in the documentary about her feelings on Jochen's death.

    He knew what he was getting into and it is why he went there. He had been around F1 and built a reputation but hadn't won much. So he went to Lotus knowing they were fast but fragile.

    The only driver who went to Lotus with the right idea was Andretti who had the mechanics change anything he didn't like the look of.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 19:58

    Wouldn't the FIA just say the parts should have been fit for purpose. They need to be in a state to pass scrutineering at the end of the race.

    Sure but teams have appealed in the past that the parts were right to start with and that something had happened during the race to change it

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 19:58

    He knew what he was getting into and it is why he went there. He had been around F1 and built a reputation but hadn't won much. So he went to Lotus knowing they were fast but fragile.

    Steven, you need to see this documentary. He may have known what he was getting into but he was also pressured into racing a car he didn't want to in order to seal the championship at Monza.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:59

    Sure but teams have appealed in the past that the parts were right to start with and that something had happened during the race to change it

    Honestly what happened to the cars though.... Nothing.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 19:59

    Honestly what happened to the cars though.... Nothing.

    Unless they're claiming Force India had both their drivers hanging off them in the paddock to bend them....

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:00

    Steven, you need to see this documentary. He may have known what he was getting into but he was also pressured into racing a car he didn't want to in order to seal the championship at Monza.

    That is where Andretti was smarter. Clark died because Chapman forced him to drop out of a sportscar race at Brands Hatch in Alan Mann's Ford F3L(may not be the right designation). Clark had agreed to do that race but had not received a letter confirming the drive so gave in to Chapman

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:01

    Honestly what happened to the cars though.... Nothing.

    Don't forget this is on the part of the wing that is moved so they could argue that the actuator caused it

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:02

    Unless they're claiming Force India had both their drivers hanging off them in the paddock to bend them....

    That would bend it the other way.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:03

    That is where Andretti was smarter. Clark died because Chapman forced him to drop out of a sportscar race at Brands Hatch in Alan Mann's Ford F3L(may not be the right designation). Clark had agreed to do that race but had not received a letter confirming the drive so gave in to Chapman

    I don't follow. What has Clark and a sportscar race have to do with Andretti?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:06

    I don't follow. What has Clark and a sportscar race have to do with Andretti?

    Clark like Rindt let Chapman push him around. Andretti didn't. He knew exactly what Chapman was like so he built a relationship with his mechanics so that they would tell him what Chapman had changed on the car or if there was something they thought was not 100% right and he would go and fight with Chapman.

    There is a documentary around somewhere about one of the anniversaries of him winning the championship and they interview his mechanics etc.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:06

    Clark like Rindt let Chapman push him around. Andretti didn't. He knew exactly what Chapman was like so he built a relationship with his mechanics so that they would tell him what Chapman had changed on the car or if there was something they thought was not 100% right and he would go and fight with Chapman.

    Good on him.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:06

    Good on him.

    Exactly

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:07

    Exactly

    Andretti was always hard on owners like that - always a mechanic-first person

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 20:08

    That would bend it the other way.

    Perfect cover :D

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:09

    Perfect cover :D

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 20:09

    Andretti was always hard on owners like that - always a mechanic-first person

    Well it's your life on the line!

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:09

    Perfect cover :D

    :D

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:13

    Well it's your life on the line!

    The implication from this documentary suggests that drivers in the old days were not allowed to worry about that and were forced to choose between driving or not-

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:15

    Well it's your life on the line!

    Yes, but there were also a number of drivers that had a "screw it" mentality

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:15

    The implication from this documentary suggests that drivers in the old days were not allowed to worry about that and were forced to choose between driving or not-

    When JYS started his safety campaign he was called chicken and told that if he couldn't stand the heat he should quit. And a lot of people saying that were other drivers.

    Motor racing was seen as dangerous so the idea of a driver complaining about danger was seen as ridiculous as they knew it was dangerous

  • Kathi30/03/2011 at 20:24

    yeah, youtube changed their api

    and broke gpodder. Stupid youtube.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 20:24

    just spoke to manipe, i'm already much smarter just for listening. podcast should be out tomorrow.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 20:24

    and broke gpodder. Stupid youtube.

    bah!

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:27

    just spoke to manipe, i'm already much smarter just for listening. podcast should be out tomorrow.

    Sounds good

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 20:28

    Onslow-Cole completes first Golf test - http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90342

    they make you pass a test these days?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:30

    Just started the documentary and and they are doing the von Trips crash. By sheer co-incidence I was reading an old MotorSPort earlier and they mentioned that the British teams boycotted Monza in 1960 because the baking was too dangerous. Next year vonTrips died in a Ferrari and then the banking wasn't used any more

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:31

    Just started the documentary and and they are doing the von Trips crash. By sheer co-incidence I was reading an old MotorSPort earlier and they mentioned that the British teams boycotted Monza in 1960 because the baking was too dangerous. Next year vonTrips died in a Ferrari and then the banking wasn't used any more

    The British also boycotted in 1957 for the Race of Two Worlds

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:33

    One point on the Rindt crash I should have mentioned is that he contributed to the extent of his injuries through his own stupidity. He refused to wear crotch straps so when the front of his car was chopped of and it went into a tight spin he submarined and had his throat cut by the seat belts.

    Had he been more sensible he may have lost his feet but he would probably have lived.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:33

    The British also boycotted in 1957 for the Race of Two Worlds

    I didn't make that connection but you are right

  • Kathi30/03/2011 at 20:33

    and broke gpodder. Stupid youtube.

    bah!

    Oh he has fixed it already for the coming release. Awesome gpodder.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:36

    Had he been more sensible he may have lost his feet but he would probably have lived.

    What about the Armco being attached loosely?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:36

    I didn't make that connection but you are right

    An olllllld piece I wrote on the banking

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/the-banks-of-monza/

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:37

    What about the Armco being attached loosely?

    There were all sorts of contributing factors like the inboard brakes etc. But Rindt contributed to the extent of his own injuries through sheer stupidity

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:38

    There were all sorts of contributing factors like the inboard brakes etc. But Rindt contributed to the extent of his own injuries through sheer stupidity

    not forgetting the dropping of the rear wings

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:39

    There were all sorts of contributing factors like the inboard brakes etc. But Rindt contributed to the extent of his own injuries through sheer stupidity

    not forgetting the dropping of the rear wings

    Hmm but you don't call others who took the same risks and perished stupid though? What's the difference?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:39

    An olllllld piece I wrote on the banking

    By old, I mean pre-Sidepodcast by quite a distance too.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:40

    Hmm but you don't call others who took the same risks and perished stupid though? What's the difference?

    I didn't not call them stupid either

    ;)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:41

    I didn't not call them stupid either

    I don't think stupid is the right word here.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:42

    Hmm but you don't call others who took the same risks and perished stupid though? What's the difference?

    He had had a full 6 point harness with crotch straps and refused to wear the crotch straps. I have read some quotes about his comments as to why he did not wear them and they are not repeatable here.

    I am not saying he was totally to blame or that somehow he could have avoided the crash. Simply that he had the equipment to reduce the severity of his injuries and didn't do it

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:43

    I don't think stupid is the right word here.

    Mind boggling fearlessness?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:43

    I don't think stupid is the right word here.

    If you had the choice of getting in a car with a crash helmet and you didn't wear it how would you describe that?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:45

    Mind boggling fearlessness?

    I think it was more arrogance.

    The one thing I will concede is that it is different looking at it now than then and we must never just look at the past through modern eyes. However this is 4 years after JYS started his safety campaign and Rindt was his mate so he knew better than not use safety equipment

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:46

    Just reached the bit about Stewart's Spa crash. Every other driver mentioned who went off before him eventually died in a racing car

  • RubberGoat30/03/2011 at 20:48

    I am not saying he was totally to blame or that somehow he could have avoided the crash. Simply that he had the equipment to reduce the severity of his injuries and didn't do it

    Maybe he had not trust in it?

    Or maybe he was afraid of being trapped in the car.

    Mind boggling fearlessness?

    I think it was more arrogance.

    If you had the choice of getting in a car with a crash helmet and you didn't wear it how would you describe that?

    I think these guys accepted the risks and placed less value on human life than we do. It's too easy to look back now and call them stupid.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:50

    Or maybe he was afraid of being trapped in the car.

    That is certainly possible.Especially with the fire risk

    I think these guys accepted the risks and placed less value on human life than we do. It's too easy to look back now and call them stupid.

    I think you can apply that to their overall outlook.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 20:52

    If you had the choice of getting in a car with a crash helmet and you didn't wear it how would you describe that?

    I don't know. It really depends. Lots of safety equipment is available for a lot of things we all do and we don't always use it for a wide variety of reasons. Not always stupidity.

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 20:53

    Me and Mrs Goat just watched the two F1 documentaries that the BBC had on over the weekend - we both quite liked them too.

    I just watched the safety one. Really well made.

    60th anniversary one shortly.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 20:53

    I don't know. It really depends. Lots of safety equipment is available for a lot of things we all do and we don't always use it for a wide variety of reasons. Not always stupidity.

    Not for something as dangerous as racing

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2011 at 20:57

    I don't know. It really depends. Lots of safety equipment is available for a lot of things we all do and we don't always use it for a wide variety of reasons. Not always stupidity.

    Remember when Dale Earnhardt described the HANS device as a useless toilet lid...

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 21:03

    I just watched the safety one. Really well made.

    I think I mentioned to Turkey Machine the other day that the Roger Williamson footage should be required viewing for all motorsport fans. Perhaps the drivers should be reminded too.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:04

    First half of the documentary has far too much emphasis on Lotus. A lot of people died in all sorts of cars and they skipped very quickly from 1961 to 1968

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:15

    hey all, if any of you have a spare 5 mins could you check out my flatmate's film from last semester?

    http://vimeo.com/21699696

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 21:16

    I think I mentioned to Turkey Machine the other day that the Roger Williamson footage should be required viewing for all motorsport fans. Perhaps the drivers should be reminded too.

    It should be a part of the ARDS test.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:16

    hey all, if any of you have a spare 5 mins could you check out my flatmate's film from last semester?

    I recommend it to everyone! It's very nicely done.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:23

    hey all, if any of you have a spare 5 mins could you check out my flatmate's film from last semester?

    http://vimeo.com/21699696

    I liked it, do you know what the music is?

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:24

    I liked it, do you know what the music is?

    will ask him :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:25

    will ask him :)

    Was well made, congrats to your flatmate

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:25

    I liked it, do you know what the music is?

    Was wondering this but I thought it may be an iMovie thing or just stock music. Really relaxing though.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:33

    "Window" by The Album Leaf

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:33

    Was well made, congrats to your flatmate

    I can't find him atm.. which is ridiculous as our flat really isn't that big, will pass on the artist once i find him. :) He's very good at film, they're doing an old black and white silent film atm, that should be awesome to see too! :) My other flatmate is very good at film too, need to get him on vimeo :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:33

    "Window" by The Album Leaf

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

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:34

    "Window" by The Album Leaf

    Yay!

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:34

    "Window" by The Album Leaf

    ohh!! The Album Leaf are very good, very like Sigur Ros. Joe introduced me to them ages ago and i listen to them loads. :) very relaxing.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:34

    Yay!

    Shazam is a wonderful app

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:36

    ohh!! The Album Leaf are very good, very like Sigur Ros. Joe introduced me to them ages ago and i listen to them loads. :) very relaxing.

    ooooh.

    to Spotify!!

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 21:36

    Heheh, apparently there's a new NASCAR team called Inception Motorsports. The Twitter jokes have already started.... It'll be a team within a team, within a team..

    :D

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:37

    to Spotify!!

    i mentioned them to you agggess ago when you were asking for music recommendations..

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:37

    i mentioned them to you agggess ago when you were asking for music recommendations..

    Ohh.. sorry :(

    #lukehfail

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:38

    i mentioned them to you agggess ago when you were asking for music recommendations..

    Boyfriends! They never listen ;)

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:38

    Boyfriends! They never listen ;)

    tell me about it! ;)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:38

    "Window" by The Album Leaf

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=KqXPrylWkBE

    From the Album 'In A Safe Place'

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:39

    Boyfriends! They never listen ;)

    I listen! Honest!

    I just forget. :cry:

    I can't even remember what they're called now *scrolls back down again*

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 21:39

    I listen! Honest!

    I just forget. :cry:

    same.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:39

    I can't even remember what they're called now *scrolls back down again*

    Nicely saved

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:39

    same.

    Don't you start! :D

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:39

    same.

    #sameperson :)

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:40

    I listen! Honest!

    i did give you a long list.. lol

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:40

    I listen! Honest!

    I just forget. :cry:

    same.

    :D

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 21:40

    #sameperson :)

    i swear women think our brains our infinite or something. there's recent stuff at the front and then all the other stuff for use in trivial pursuit at the back. anything else gets ditched.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 21:40

    same.

    Sometimes you don't listen, but we've been together long enough that I can tell and I just stop talking mid-sentence.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:40

    They have loads! About 6 albums or so :D

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 21:41

    Sometimes you don't listen, but we've been together long enough...

    oooh cheesecake!

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:41

    i swear women think our brains our infinite or something. there's recent stuff at the front and then all the other stuff for use in trivial pursuit at the back. anything else gets ditched.

    *points at mr c*

    he said it lou, not me.

    #coward

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:41

    hey all, if any of you have a spare 5 mins could you check out my flatmate's film from last semester?

    Great subject for video. Great to see students doing something about someone who worked at Bletchley Park.

    The video is well shot.

    I would love to know the remit they were given that ended up with that video. That is not a criticism

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:41

    i swear women think our brains our infinite or something. there's recent stuff at the front and then all the other stuff for use in trivial pursuit at the back. anything else gets ditched.

    :lol:

    New things and Trivial Pursuit answers. That about sums it up really

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:41

    New things and Trivial Pursuit answers. That about sums it up really

    To be fair it is really exciting when you get a whole cheesecake in trivual pirsuit so mr c has a point :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:43

    They have loads! About 6 albums or so :D

    Tht's my plane music sorted

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:43

    Sometimes you don't listen, but we've been together long enough that I can tell and I just stop talking mid-sentence.

    hehehe if i'd have been speaking to him or there i probably would have done the same too.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:45

    I don't know. It really depends. Lots of safety equipment is available for a lot of things we all do and we don't always use it for a wide variety of reasons. Not always stupidity.

    Not for something as dangerous as racing

    As long as people continue to ask me why go-karts don't have seat-belts, ignorance has to be considered a possibility for why certain features that should be used aren't. How long did it take to convince the drivers that HANS was a good idea?

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:46

    i swear women think our brains our infinite or something. there's recent stuff at the front and then all the other stuff for use in trivial pursuit at the back. anything else gets ditched.

    Everyone seems to think everyone else's brain but theirs is infinite, if the way people verbally communicate when I'm in the vicinity is any sample...

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:46

    New things and Trivial Pursuit answers. That about sums it up really

    Memory tip: Everything is a potential Trivial Pursuit answer...

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 21:48

    Memory tip: Everything is a potential Trivial Pursuit answer...

    Complete the Douglas Adams book title - Life, the Universe and...?

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 21:49

    Complete the Douglas Adams book title - Life, the Universe and...?

    henry the eighth?

  • lou30/03/2011 at 21:49

    i swear women think our brains our infinite or something. there's recent stuff at the front and then all the other stuff for use in trivial pursuit at the back. anything else gets ditched.

    :D hehe!

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:49

    I have watched the whole documentary and it confuses me. I really don't get the point of it beyond saying it was dangerous then and not so much now. There was no flow to it. von Trips Monza 61, Stewart Spa 66, Clark Hockenheim 68, Rindt Monza 70, a quick bit on Stewart and the GPDA vs the world then Roger Williamson at Zandvoort in 73.

    It gets across the attitude at the time and nothing does that more than David Purley's frustration about being unable to save Williamson as the race carried on. But there was no real flow or story behind it.

    There was also way too much focus on Lotus. Just as many of not more drivers died in Ferraris but anyone with no knowledge of the history would think Chapman was the only team owner doing things that severely compromised driver safety.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:50

    The one thing I will concede is that it is different looking at it now than then and we must never just look at the past through modern eyes. However this is 4 years after JYS started his safety campaign and Rindt was his mate so he knew better than not use safety equipment

    The version I read about Jochen Rindt's accident was that he had used the belt but not tightened that particular one sufficiently (or even close to sufficiently), meaning it was about as much use as if he hadn't used it at all. Not sure whether the version I read or the version I heard is true though...

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:50

    Oooh I really want to play Trivial Pursuit now.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:50

    Complete the Douglas Adams book title - Life, the Universe and...?

    42

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:51

    Complete the Douglas Adams book title - Life, the Universe and...?

    An Assortment of General Stuff That In Sum Has No Item Outside Its Radius

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:51

    henry the eighth?

    :D

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:51

    An Assortment of General Stuff That In Sum Has No Item Outside Its Radius

    Is this about Sauber again?

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:52

    An Assortment of General Stuff That In Sum Has No Item Outside Its Radius

    Is this about Sauber again?

    It would be more accurate to say this is about Ronspeak.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 21:52

    Oooh I really want to play Trivial Pursuit now.

    Mr C and I played the iPod version one night when we couldn't sleep. I do believe I lost. Several times.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:52

    The version I read about Jochen Rindt's accident was that he had used the belt but not tightened that particular one sufficiently (or even close to sufficiently), meaning it was about as much use as if he hadn't used it at all. Not sure whether the version I read or the version I heard is true though...

    I have heard it said that way to but it really isn't possible to use the crotch straps and not have them tight unless they are too long in the first place.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:53

    It would be more accurate to say this is about Ronspeak.

    Everything is about Ronspeak ;)

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:53

    Mr C and I played the iPod version one night when we couldn't sleep. I do believe I lost. Several times.

    I'm worried I'll lose against myself if I play the iPod one. I don;t think I could handle the humiliation.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 21:53

    I'm worried I'll lose against myself if I play the iPod one. I don;t think I could handle the humiliation.

    Hehehehe.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:53

    I'm worried I'll lose against myself if I play the iPod one. I don;t think I could handle the humiliation.

    On the plus side you're guaranteed cheesecake.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:55

    I have heard it said that way to but it really isn't possible to use the crotch straps and not have them tight unless they are too long in the first place.

    It wasn't mentioned in the article I read whether the belt was the right length or not.

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 21:55

    Hi folks

    I have to finish packing, but wanted to say hi. I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been able to chat.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:55

    I have to finish packing, but wanted to say hi. I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been able to chat.

    Heya Kai. Looking forward to Sidepodboston?

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:56

    Hi folks

    I have to finish packing, but wanted to say hi. I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been able to chat.

    Hello

    I have to start packing... soon

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 21:56

    Heya Kai. Looking forward to Sidepodboston?

    Yeah! I can't wait to get on the train tomorrow and all the things I have to do before that will be DONE.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:56

    I liked my Italian class tonight - I got 3 glasses of free orange juice* and was allowed to do nothing for twenty minutes because I'd already done one of the assessments. Apparently I've somehow done next week's assignments as well, leading to the ominous "We'll have a discussion..."

    * - there'd been a conference earlier and about half a bottle of juice needed using up.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 21:57

    I have to finish packing, but wanted to say hi. I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been able to chat.

    Hi! Hope things are going well.

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 21:57

    I have to start packing... soon

    :)

    I wish I had a garment bag, but I have to cram everything into a little bag. Oh well. I really hate ironing though.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 21:57

    christine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/5575434074/

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 21:57

    I wish I had a garment bag, but I have to cram everything into a little bag. Oh well. I really hate ironing though.

    What's that? Like a suit holder?

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 21:58

    Hi! Hope things are going well.

    They will. Intense weather unites people. I'm about to watch the forecast in a few minutes to see if it's going to be snow or rain.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:58

    christine: www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/5575434074/

    Yay! Excellent photo :)

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 21:58

    What's that? Like a suit holder?

    Yeah, so stuff doesn't get all crushed. I don't have a lot, I just don't want it all rumpled. Oh well.

  • Christine30/03/2011 at 21:58

    Pingle: http://mrschristine.com/2011/03/30/tennis-girl/

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:58

    It wasn't mentioned in the article I read whether the belt was the right length or not.

    Normally the anti-submarine straps to use a technical name end in a loop and the shoulder belt is fed through the loop then the shoulder belt clips into the buckle. So either they are fitted correctly or not at all. Now there may have been some earlier design I am unaware of so it may have been possible to have them slack but there is really no point in having them slack. May as well not have them at all

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 21:59

    I have to finish packing, but wanted to say hi. I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been able to chat.

    Hello.

    Do you have your passport and stuff all organised?

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 21:59

    Yay! Excellent photo :)

    i was saving it for something, but forgot what, and then almost deleted it when formatting my machine. now it's safe on flickr :)

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 21:59

    Trivial Pirsuit appears to be broken, it keeps saying I'm getting the question wrong.

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:00

    Trivial Pirsuit appears to be broken, it keeps saying I'm getting the question wrong.

    :)

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:00

    Hi folks

    I have to finish packing, but wanted to say hi. I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been able to chat.

    Hello

    I have to start packing... soon

    *bounces*

    yay for international meetups.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:01

    yay for international rescue.

    :D

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:02

    yay for international meetups.

    It is VERY exciting! I can't believe you guys are coming all the way here to see me and Scott. Do you think people who lurk online will also go and lurk at us in Boston? How would we ever know?

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:02

    yay for international rescue.

    will you do the countdown before every drink?

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:02

    yay for international rescue.

    Finally! I've wanted a rescue for a while now. Will you bring a great job with you? Thanks!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:02

    It is VERY exciting! I can't believe you guys are coming all the way here to see me and Scott. Do you think people who lurk online will also go and lurk at us in Boston? How would we ever know?

    We'll see the frustration on their face when WiFi goes down

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:02

    It is VERY exciting! I can't believe you guys are coming all the way here to see me and Scott. Do you think people who lurk online will also go and lurk at us in Boston? How would we ever know?

    Spies?

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:02

    It is VERY exciting! I can't believe you guys are coming all the way here to see me and Scott. Do you think people who lurk online will also go and lurk at us in Boston? How would we ever know?

    Maybe if they hide behind a table and pop up with one single comment the entire evening

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:03

    We'll see the frustration on their face when WiFi goes down

    We'll keep our eyes peeled.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:03

    yay for international rescue.

    will you do the countdown before every drink?

    I might need to buy iMovie, you're giving me ideas

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:04

    Maybe if they hide behind a table and pop up with one single comment the entire evening

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:04

    #rankings Force India admits it was lucky at the weekend.

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:04

    I might need to buy iMovie, you're giving me ideas

    check the new Vimeo app first

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:05

    Maybe if they hide behind a table and pop up with one single comment the entire evening

    bAlthough if you are lurking now don;t do this! Go and say hello to lovely Kai and Bassano and Scott and everyone.

    In fact, say hello to us now if you're lurking! :)

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:05

    I might need to buy iMovie, you're giving me ideas

    for the iphone? do it. the new version fixes a lot of the originals flaws.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:05

    check the new Vimeo app first

    Ooh, I got that today. Thanks Andy

  • Steven Roy30/03/2011 at 22:05

    Update

    Amy 179

    Poser 160

    Heikki blocker 132

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:05

    Update

    YEAH!

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:06

    See the problem with the iTunes Trivial Pursuit is that you can't take other people's wedges out of their cheesecake. The developers don't know this game well enough clearly.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:06

    iPod, even.

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:07

    for the iphone? do it. the new version fixes a lot of the originals flaws.

    Have you tried the Vimeo one? iMovie won't work on my 3GS, I think the Vimeo one will and it's free. Downloading now.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:08

    Amy 179

    Yay!

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:08

    See the problem with the iTunes Trivial Pursuit is that you can't take other people's wedges out of their cheesecake. The developers don't know this game well enough clearly.

    Do you always make sure you are the banker when playing Monopoly sso you can pinch extra cash?

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:09

    See the problem with the iTunes Trivial Pursuit is that you can't take other people's wedges out of their cheesecake. The developers don't know this game well enough clearly.

    You also can't change the question if everyone in the game knows the person being asked will find the question an insult to their intelligence (as was standard practise in our household any time any quiz game asked us anything F1-related - too many F1 fans in the house!)

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:09

    Do you always make sure you are the banker when playing Monopoly sso you can pinch extra cash?

    I would never resort to such methods!

    ...i distract everyone first. ;)

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:10

    Have you tried the Vimeo one? iMovie won't work on my 3GS, I think the Vimeo one will and it's free. Downloading now.

    didn't know there was one, does it do editing?

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:10

    Weather report:

    Nor'easter storm

    Winter storm watch

    Potential for up to a foot of snow, but won't be that bc of rain mixing in.

    Friday morning starting - snow or rain and snow

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:13

    Potential for up to a foot of snow, but won't be that bc of rain mixing in.

    Friday morning starting - snow or rain and snow

    *fingers in ears*

    La la la la la la la la la

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:14

    didn't know there was one, does it do editing?

    Yes. Just about to try it

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:14

    didn't know there was one, does it do editing?

    Yup, just tried. It's new

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:15

    didn't know there was one, does it do editing?

    Yup, just tried. It's new

    cool!

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:15

    *fingers in ears*

    It's going to be fun no matter what, and the snow will make it an adventure. I don't think we'll be walking the Freedom Trail, though. But by Sunday it will be sunny and warm and it will melt. Spring storms do that.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:16

    cool!

    Doesn't look as intuitive as the iMovie screenshots I've seen but's it's passable and free

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:16

    It's going to be fun no matter what, and the snow will make it an adventure. I don't think we'll be walking the Freedom Trail, though. But by Sunday it will be sunny and warm and it will melt. Spring storms do that.

    Accuweather saying gusty with rain. No snow

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:16

    Accuweather saying gusty with rain. No snow

    Good drinking weather anyway :D

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:18

    Accuweather saying gusty with rain. No snow

    It will depend on exactly how the storm tracks up the coast, and they stink at predicting stuff. I'd much rather have snow than rain.

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:20

    Heaviest snow Friday morning.

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:21

    Heaviest snow Friday morning.

    They say 3-6", but they have no idea, really. It could just rain.

    It matters not, we'll all be together!

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:21

    50 and sunny on Saturday and Sunday! Awesome!

  • Bert30/03/2011 at 22:23

    Has anyone checked the Sutton Images blog? Their photo-compilation YouTube video for the Australian G.P. has been blocked due to copyright infringements. One would think that having a Press Pass, which one would image Sutton has, would allow you to publish photos... Assuming the entire content of the video is Sutton property?

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:24

    They say 3-6", but they have no idea, really. It could just rain.

    Pah!

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:25

    Has anyone checked the Sutton Images blog? Their photo-compilation YouTube video for the Australian G.P. has been blocked due to copyright infringements. One would think that having a Press Pass, which one would image Sutton has, would allow you to publish photos... Assuming the entire content of the video is Sutton property?

    We may have a confused complainant (even if it's FOM, "confused complainant" is still possible).

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:25

    They say 3-6", but they have no idea, really. It could just rain.

    We could have a small pizza.

  • Janna30/03/2011 at 22:26

    Good drinking weather anyway :D

    I like this plan. Ironing finished, packing in the morning, and so to bed. Really looking forward to tomorrow :).

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:27

    I like this plan. Ironing finished, packing in the morning, and so to bed. Really looking forward to tomorrow :).

    Me too, Janna! I can't wait to meet you!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:27

    I like this plan. Ironing finished, packing in the morning, and so to bed. Really looking forward to tomorrow :).

    See you at 1

    G'night Janna

  • Mr C30/03/2011 at 22:28

    Has anyone checked the Sutton Images blog? Their photo-compilation YouTube video for the Australian G.P. has been blocked due to copyright infringements. One would think that having a Press Pass, which one would image Sutton has, would allow you to publish photos... Assuming the entire content of the video is Sutton property?

    god lord, they're still imagers with a ken burns effect and sutton have the rights to do what they like with it anyhow.

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:28

    Woohoo! A 8 question streak and everything.

    I like this game.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:29

    FF4: Take two clicks to get to your links, I just like to Paste & Go :D

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:30

    I've just remembered - if Christine doesn't have enough to listen to already. I recommend the Mitch Benn Podcast, mainly because there are a couple of panda related comic songs scattered amongst them. :D

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:32

    god lord, they're still imagers with a ken burns effect and sutton have the rights to do what they like with it anyhow.

    I still think that the "effect" is attributed to the wrong Ken.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 22:33

    I'm such an idiot. I've given myself a ridiculous amount of work to do tonight.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:45

    I'm such an idiot. I've given myself a ridiculous amount of work to do tonight.

    If you don't do it will you get in trouble with yourself?

  • Andy Taylor30/03/2011 at 22:49

    OK Vimeo edit report - based on a couple of minutes playing - looks promising, but I can't seem to use anything I had already recorded. It lets me choose "video library" but then displays nothing.

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:50

    OK Vimeo edit report - based on a couple of minutes playing - looks promising, but I can't seem to use anything I had already recorded. It lets me choose "video library" but then displays nothing.

    That happened to me too, there's another way of accessing your files. Can't remember at the mo and phone is synching

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 22:51

    If you don't do it will you get in trouble with yourself?

    Hehehe well I'm really behind with my OU stuff. I posted something today that was due last Wednesday (I had agreed a week's extension that expired today) and I have another deadline next week. Tomorrow late opening is the only chance I have to print the relevant computer parts before the deadline so I have to get it all done before I go to work tomorrow...

    So erm not that great all round :P

  • Kai30/03/2011 at 22:51

    Off to finish packing. See you guys tomorrow, and see some of you in person!!! :)

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:51

    Off to finish packing. See you guys tomorrow, and see some of you in person!!! :)

    G'night Kai

  • Lukeh30/03/2011 at 22:51

    Off to finish packing. See you guys tomorrow, and see some of you in person!!! :)

    Bye kai

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:51

    Hehehe well I'm really behind with my OU stuff. I posted something today that was due last Wednesday (I had agreed a week's extension that expired today) and I have another deadline next week. Tomorrow late opening is the only chance I have to print the relevant computer parts before the deadline so I have to get it all done before I go to work tomorrow...

    Best of luck!

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 22:51

    Off to finish packing. See you guys tomorrow, and see some of you in person!!! :)

    Goodnight!

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:52

    Tomorrow late opening is the only chance I have to print the relevant computer parts before the deadline so I have to get it all done before I go to work tomorrow...

    You need another printing solution. Library?

  • Bassano30/03/2011 at 22:54

    Off to finish packing. See you guys tomorrow, and see some of you in person!!! :)

    In fact, I'm gonna start now before I decide it can wait till the morning

    Back soon

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 22:55

    You need another printing solution. Library?

    That's where I do print things. Sadly I'm at work while it's open 90% of the time they're open until 8 on Thursdays.

  • Alison30/03/2011 at 23:01

    It's my own silly fault, no 2 ways about it.

    I spend too much time at work is probably the long and the short of it.

  • Bert30/03/2011 at 23:07

    Looking for some SDC help.... I am looking for the a video where the Japanese commentators yell CRASHUUUU. I think of a Formula Nippon race, possibly at Suzuka, with Takagi and Pedro de la Rosa.

    Go figure entering "crash", "takagi" and "de la rosa" brings back many many hits from our "G" named overlord.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 23:09

    Looking for some SDC help.... I am looking for the a video where the Japanese commentators yell CRASHUUUU. I think of a Formula Nippon race, possibly at Suzuka, with Takagi and Pedro de la Rosa.

    This one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNaifByO3Ko

  • Bert30/03/2011 at 23:11

    This one? www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=DNaifByO3Ko

    LOL YES! Many thanks!

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2011 at 23:12

    LOL YES! Many thanks!

    You're welcome. F1 Rejects to the rescue!

  • Pat W30/03/2011 at 23:19

    Looking for some SDC help.... I am looking for the a video where the Japanese commentators yell CRASHUUUU. I think of a Formula Nippon race, possibly at Suzuka, with Takagi and Pedro de la Rosa.

    This one? www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=DNaifByO3Ko

    That's hilarious!

  • Bert30/03/2011 at 23:25

    This one? www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=DNaifByO3Ko

    That's hilarious!

    The request comes from a Digg posting relating to "Ya Heard? The 10 Craziest Foreign Language Sports Calls" The other 10, half of which are football (association football for the F1R-ers here)) The 10 put together dont't match up to this one!

    Thanks again!