Would you look at that, last day of July already! The months are just flying by! Today isn't just the last day until we head into the hopefully warm days of August, it's also the last before the 2 and a half week F1 summer holidays. I wonder where the likes of Stefano Domenicali, Christian Horner and Martin Whitmarsh, along with the hundreds of others that grace the paddock will be spending their time off? Perhaps more importantly, what are you all doing with your free weekends?

Today is a much more important day than that, and I'm thrilled I get to be on daily duty when this happens, it's Jenson's 200th race today! Wohoo! My favourite gets into the exclusive 200gps club, something Rubens managed some 100 races ago, but it's still special.

Happy 200th race Jenson!

Credit: Lou

Happy 200th race Jenson!

I'm very excited as he starts 3rd, which is the best qualifying he's had in a long time. To check out where your favourite came take a look at the highlights from Qualifying here. As you can expect, Mclaren and Jenson celebrated this milestone last night with a bit of a get together. Jenson's old and present team bosses gathered (except Nick Fry? I wonder if he got the memo?) to congratulate him. His team mate turned up for a bit of cake too! Speaking of cake, well there wasn't one.. but take a look at the effort the Mclaren catering team made over these amazing biscuits! I wonder if they could make us some Sidepodcast/ F1minute ones? or maybe an f1 big picture biscuit? hmmm biscuits..

I'm not going to rattle on about Jenson for much longer but can everyone just keep their fingers crossed for him tomorrow please? He's had a couple of tough races, and what better race could you ask to be a wonderful one than the 5th anniversary of your first win, and your 200th race! Go Jenson!

In the interests of trying not to seem too bias, we must not also forget that Fernando Alonso turned 30 this weekend! Happy Birthday Nando!

Before I move onto some fun and random links for today how about we have some predictions for the race?

- Will Vettel hold his lead into the first corner against Hamilton?

- How many safety cars?

- Who will be the first to retire?

- Will Jenson finish this one?

I'm sure you can all think of a few more too. Right, and onto some fun links then'

• I know Sidepodcast is an area where a lot of people like Apple products and nice technology, so if you have an Iphone and use it as an alarm clock this may be there perfect addition to your life.

• If you could have your own tiny world in a tiny bottle what would it be and would it look like any of these?

• Nothing, however dull it may seem, makes a bad subject for a photo. It’s the way you photograph it that makes all the difference, take a look at these photographs of scaffolding as proof.

• And finally, have you ever seen a Chimp feed a Tiger cub? Well you have now.

That's about it for today, have a lovely day race fans!

356 responses

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:55

    The last day of July? How?

  • Journeyer31/07/2011 at 01:17

    Jenson's old and present team bosses gathered (except Nick Fry? I wonder if he got the memo?) to congratulate him.

    What's this? No representatives from Benetton/Renault? Where are they, eh?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 01:23

    ...take a look at these photographs of scaffolding as proof.

    Wow. I love those pics. It is true that it's how you look at something, not what it actually is.

    And that chimp and tiger are amazing. So cute.

  • Journeyer31/07/2011 at 01:25

    Predos time!

    - Will Vettel hold his lead into the first corner against Hamilton?

    Yes. Hungary has a LOT of dirt off the racing line. It's more likely Jenson will take the lead than Hamilton, IMO.

    - How many safety cars?

    I think Bernd Maylander will be making money... while he sleeps in the Safety Car all race. :D So that's zero.

    - Who will be the first to retire?

    Tricky. There's not really a bad driver in the field now - not even at HRT. I'll say Trulli (power steering failure? :D )

    - Will Jenson finish this one?

    2 back-to-back DNFs are rare enough in this day and age, even more so at McLaren. Odds are too low for 3 in a row (it rhymes!), so Jenson will finish this one - probably on the podium, even. Decent odds for a win, too.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 01:27

    - Will Vettel hold his lead into the first corner against Hamilton?

    No (wishful thinking). Hopefully Hamilton will keep his momentum going from his recent performance and do well.

    - How many safety cars?

    3. Maybe too many, but who knows.

    - Who will be the first to retire?

    Buemi

    - Will Jenson finish this one?

    Do you think I'd actually say no to this question from Lou's daily? :)

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 01:34

    ooooooh love the photo(s) lou.

    predictions:

    - vettel will lead until the first stops

    - x1 safety car,

    - liuzzi is bound to suffer from something

    - jb to finish 3rd

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 01:37

    - liuzzi is bound to suffer from something

    He still drives in F1? ;)

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 01:38

    Journeyer, any aftershocks in the past few days for you?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 01:44

    Who is responsible for the Red Bull Kart game I am addicted to? Not that I am competitive but my keyboard is taking a pounding to make up for the lack of performance of my kart and the difficulty of overtaking on some tracks

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 01:54

    Who is responsible for the Red Bull Kart game I am addicted to? Not that I am competitive but my keyboard is taking a pounding to make up for the lack of performance of my kart and the difficulty of overtaking on some tracks

    Maybe you got a Webber keyboard instead of a Vettel keyboard so it handles like crapola.

  • Journeyer31/07/2011 at 01:55

    Who is responsible for the Red Bull Kart game I am addicted to? Not that I am competitive but my keyboard is taking a pounding to make up for the lack of performance of my kart and the difficulty of overtaking on some tracks

    Maybe you got a Webber keyboard instead of a Vettel keyboard so it handles like crapola.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :D Oh that's just hilarious. :D

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:00

    Maybe you got a Webber keyboard instead of a Vettel keyboard so it handles like crapola.

    Just found that I was earning points that can be used to upgrade the kart. Went from being unable to get better than 2nd to winning and lapping someone in a 3 lap race. Must have been the Vettel upgrade.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:02

    Just found that I was earning points that can be used to upgrade the kart. Went from being unable to get better than 2nd to winning and lapping someone in a 3 lap race. Must have been the Vettel upgrade.

    Yep. :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:03

    Yep. :)

    Kart is way too fast to be fun now.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:05

    Kart is way too fast to be fun now.

    Your competitors are probably saying the same.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:06

    Your competitors are probably saying the same.

    I think I got the Schumacher Benetton upgrade.

    No-one is seeing my data

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:12

    I think I got the Schumacher Benetton upgrade.

    Just spent more tokens on a downgraded engine. Much more fun

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:16

    Just spent more tokens on a downgraded engine. Much more fun

    A gentleman racer you are.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:18

    Your competitors are probably saying the same.

    I think I got the Schumacher Benetton upgrade.

    No-one is seeing my data

    "Steven: use Option 13 on the start, option 13, alright...er, radio transmissions are blcoked these days right?" :P

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:19

    A gentleman racer you are.

    I like the opposition to know it is me and not the equipment that is beating them. Real gentleman :)

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:20

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 03:12:52

    I think I got the Schumacher Benetton upgrade.

    Just spent more tokens on a downgraded engine. Much more fun

    Its not a downgraded engine, we just sent you down to Leyton House while we elvaluate this Canadian guy, Gills Ville-neuf or something like...

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:20

    "Steven: use Option 13 on the start, option 13, alright...er, radio transmissions are blcoked these days right?" :P

    rt paddle 3 times

    lt paddle 2 times

    rear light on

    rotary 1 to 7

    rear light off

    left paddle

    right paddle

    brake pedal twice

    then option 13 appears in the menu right?

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:22

    Steven: use Option 13 on the start, option 13, alright...er, radio transmissions are blcoked these days right?" :P

    rt paddle 3 times

    lt paddle 2 times

    rear light on

    rotary 1 to 7

    rear light off

    left paddle

    right paddle

    brake pedal twice

    then option 13 appears in the menu right?

    Right, release clutch when all red lights go out, although....

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:22

    Right, release clutch when all red lights go out, although....

    I always forget that

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:24

    Right, release clutch when all red lights go out, although....

    I always forget that

    "This is why I am the engineer Steven, less radio and more right foot please...."

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:26

    "This is why I am the engineer Steven, less radio and more right foot please...."

    Sorry the reception is really poor. Could you say that again. But not when I am racing someone

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:26

    Sorry the reception is really poor. Could you say that again. But not when I am racing someone please

    Fixed :)

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:28

    "This is why I am the engineer Steven, less radio and more right foot please...."

    Sorry the reception is really poor. Could you say that again. But not when I am racing someone

    "Woodwiss being purple in sector one?, you mean?"

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:30

    Fixed :)

    :D

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:31

    "Woodwiss being purple in sector one?, you mean?"

    My radio reception is really distorted. That last message was so screwed up you would not believe what it sounded like

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:32

    Kai 31/07/2011 at 03:26:49

    Sorry the reception is really poor. Could you say that again. But not when I am racing someone please

    Fixed :)

    Goodie, we finally hired a communications officer in the Sidepiodcast F1 team....

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:35

    "Woodwiss being purple in sector one?, you mean?"

    My radio reception is really distorted. That last message was so screwed up you would not believe what it sounded like

    "Fuel mode 7, Steven., you are good til the end of the race........".

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:37

    Goodie, we finally hired a communications officer in the Sidepiodcast F1 team....

    Does Alianora still have the team on her wiki? If not it is going to be really difficult to explain to Kai how we ended up with an F1 team in a volcano which wiped out Ferrari when it erupted

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:37

    "Fuel mode 7, Steven., you are good til the end of the race........".

    Hope you haven't given me that Shell road fuel and pocketed the price difference again

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:40

    "Fuel mode 7, Steven., you are good til the end of the race........".

    Hope you haven't given me that Shell road fuel and pocketed the price difference again

    Errrr, who's job is it to go after the sponours on this race team, anyway.....

    Goodie, we finally hired a communications officer in the Sidepiodcast F1 team....

    Does Alianora still have the team on her wiki? If not it is going to be really difficult to explain to Kai how we ended up with an F1 team in a volcano which wiped out Ferrari when it erupted

    I thought there's still enough on Sidepodcast wiki for Kai to figure it out....

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:42

    Errrr, who's job is it to go after the sponours on this race team, anyway.....

    Can't remember

    I thought there's still enough on Sidepodcast wiki for Kai to figure it out....

    I thought it was all on Alianora's

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:42

    Does Alianora still have the team on her wiki? If not it is going to be really difficult to explain to Kai how we ended up with an F1 team in a volcano which wiped out Ferrari when it erupted

    That sounds normal for SPC. :)

    Remember we once started to design an SPC tartan.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:46

    Remember we once started to design an SPC tartan.

    The F1 team got a lot further than the tartan. I seem to remember Mr C being really happy about being the team light bulb changer

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:46

    Jordan F1 31/07/2011 at 03:40:39

    "Fuel mode 7, Steven., you are good til the end of the race........".

    Hope you haven't given me that Shell road fuel and pocketed the price difference again

    You're are STILL annoyied that Ferrari used that Shell road fule to beat you at Riverside, Steven? Christ, you where telling us to grab that Clark kid before Colin did at that time...."

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:46

    We need a new project like that

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:50

    We need a new project like that

    Like a Sidepodspace quest of some sort?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:51

    You're are STILL annoyied that Ferrari used that Shell road fule to beat you at Riverside, Steven? Christ, you where telling us to grab that Clark kid before Colin did at that time...."

    :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 02:51

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 03:46:44

    Remember we once started to design an SPC tartan.

    The F1 team got a lot further than the tartan. I seem to remember Mr C being really happy about being the team light bulb changer

    Let's see Christine => Team Owner or Chief Executive Officer.

    Race Car Drive / Team Lead = Steven Roy. Car #27

    Car #27 Race Engineer = Jordan F1 (that's myself)

    Car #28 Car drive = Scott Woodwiss

    Car #28 Race Enginner = RG

    Alinora = Chief of R & D.

    Chief Lightbulb officer - mr. C.

    Sorry if I have forgotten anyone else, these where the contacts I had to remember in performance of my duties....

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:52

    Like a Sidepodspace quest of some sort?

    Could be. We just need something that grabs people's attention like those things did. It could be anything really. Just something that will pull the community together and let us all have a little fun doing something

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 02:53

    Sorry if I have forgotten anyone else, these where the contacts I had to remember in performance of my duties....

    There were others involved but I can't remember details

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 02:54

    Could be. We just need something that grabs people's attention like those things did. It could be anything really. Just something that will pull the community together and let us all have a little fun doing something

    Yeah. If we all think about it we'll come up with something. :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:01

    Yeah. If we all think about it we'll come up with something. :)

    What sort of space thing did you have in mind? Are you planning on sending us on a mission. SidepodTrek?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:02

    What sort of space thing did you have in mind? Are you planning on sending us on a mission. SidepodTrek?

    I just saw us all on a spaceship with different roles, on a quest to say, be able to watch F1. Maybe another planet is all we have left for options now.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:03

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 04:01:45

    Yeah. If we all think about it we'll come up with something. :)

    What sort of space thing did you have in mind? Are you planning on sending us on a mission. SidepodTrek?

    Steven Roy for Engineering Officer, he has the only prerec - a Scottish accent, down pat!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:07

    I just saw us all on a spaceship with different roles, on a quest to say, be able to watch F1. Maybe another planet is all we have left for options now.

    OK I have it. How about this

    SidepodTrek

    Our ongoing mission to seek out new life and new civilisations. To boldly go where no-one has gone before. But our prime directive is to find planets with free to air top level motor sport.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:08

    Steven Roy for Engineering Officer, he has the only prerec - a Scottish accent, down pat!

    :D :D

    I accept this commission laddie :)

    We need a name for the ship that reflects the mission and roles for everyone we can think of. Then we can sort out what we are going to do with this.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:09

    Our ongoing mission to seek out new life and new civilisations. To boldly go where no-one has gone before. But our prime directive is to find planets with free to air top level motor sport.

    I humbly accept this mission, sirs.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:11

    I'II take Tactical, just so that I can waste anyone named "William*"

    * Think of how many times the command is given to "Fire At Will"....., I am only explicitly obeying orders...

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:14

    I humbly accept this mission, sirs.

    Good. So what job do you fancy. Following the first rule of projects we are here at the start so we get the jobs we like and we either appoint everyone else or let them pick what's left. One thing we learned from the F1 team is don't just stick to normal jobs. If you always fancied being a window cleaner on a star ship now's your chance

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:15

    Do we have anyone super stressed out enough to be the ship's Doctor ? :P

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:15

    Good. So what job do you fancy. Following the first rule of projects we are here at the start so we get the jobs we like and we either appoint everyone else or let them pick what's left. One thing we learned from the F1 team is don't just stick to normal jobs. If you always fancied being a window cleaner on a star ship now's your chance

    hmmm.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:15

    * Think of how many times the command is given to "Fire At Will"....., I am only explicitly obeying orders...

    And is it your fault if every episode you shoot someone because you thought his name was Will and it turned out to be Tony or Slavek or whatever?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:17

    Do we have anyone super stressed out enough to be the ship's Doctor ? :P

    I am sure we can find someone. I think we should let people choose jobs and we can get on with all the important stuff

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:18

    hmmm.

    I'm having trouble coming up with something right this minute.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:19

    I'm having trouble coming up with something right this minute.

    I was kind of thinking ship's doctor before you guys mentioned it, so maybe I'll take that.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:20

    No, because the command has to be given to "fire at Tony" or "fire at Slavek" or some thing like that.... It is no wonder why your are supposed to give us Tactical Officer s the range to the target and the angle spread, else we will just shoot whoever is closest and kept missing until we have thrown or weapons systems at the target....

    I did graduate at the Imperial Stormtrooper School of Markmanship, you know.... :P

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:21

    I'm having trouble coming up with something right this minute.

    I was kind of thinking ship's doctor before you guys mentioned it, so maybe I'll take that.

    As a teacher in the States, I think you are sadly qualified fot that position of Ship's Doctor.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:21

    I was kind of thinking ship's doctor before you guys mentioned it, so maybe I'll take that.

    Doctor Kai? Sounds good. I have this pain in my leg so if you just give me a hundred of the yellow pills I will be fine. The last doctor did it all the time so it's OK.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:22

    I did graduate at the Imperial Stormtrooper School of Markmanship, you know.... :P

    Online shooting training. What could go wrong.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:23

    Doctor Kai? Sounds good. I have this pain in my leg so if you just give me a hundred of the yellow pills I will be fine. The last doctor did it all the time so it's OK.

    oh no, you're not pullin' that with me, Steven. I have to reassess your range of motion and take your medical history.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:23

    As a teacher in the States, I think you are sadly qualified fot that position of Ship's Doctor.

    True. :)

    Just trying to keep everybody goin'.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:24

    Kai 31/07/2011 at 04:23:02

    Doctor Kai? Sounds good. I have this pain in my leg so if you just give me a hundred of the yellow pills I will be fine. The last doctor did it all the time so it's OK.

    oh no, you're not pullin' that with me, Steven. I have to reassess your range of motion and take your medical history.

    As Ship's Tactical Officer, do you wish that I triple the guard on the Ship's supply of Medical Scotch, Doctor?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:26

    As Ship's Tactical Officer, do you wish that I triple the guard on the Ship's supply of Medical Scotch, Doctor?

    I have the supply safely stowed.

    I think Steven will benefit from physical therapy. The days of doctor shopping and lots of pills is over.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:26

    I did graduate at the Imperial Stormtrooper School of Markmanship, you know.... :P

    Online shooting training. What could go wrong.

    Well, at least you do not have to worry about which end of the plamsa is supposed to go in first unlike bullets so that is a plus.....

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:28

    I think Steven will benefit from physical therapy. The days of doctor shopping and lots of pills is over.

    And we're going to eat healthier, too, because our mission is THAT serious.

    #partypooper

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:28

    oh no, you're not pullin' that with me, Steven. I have to reassess your range of motion and take your medical history.

    But I need to be awake 24/7 for the next 5 years because stuff breaks down all the time and no-one else can change a fuse let alone re-initialise a warp drive

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:28

    As Ship's Tactical Officer, do you wish that I triple the guard on the Ship's supply of Medical Scotch, Doctor?

    I have the supply safely stowed.

    I think Steven will benefit from physical therapy. The days of doctor shopping and lots of pills is over.

    Darn! she saw though that one tooo! So much for securing the Scotch in my quaters!

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:28

    But I need to be awake 24/7 for the next 5 years because stuff breaks down all the time and no-one else can change a fuse let alone re-initialise a warp drive

    No you don't, remember you can tell people how to fix stuff while you're asleep?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:29

    I think Steven will benefit from physical therapy. The days of doctor shopping and lots of pills is over.

    I definitely what to be a hypochindriac (spelling) chief engineer.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:29

    I definitely what to be a hypochindriac (spelling) chief engineer.

    I have enough sugar pills to keep you sorted.

    #placeboeffect

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:30

    And we're going to eat healthier, too, because our mission is THAT serious.

    That is a genius plot twist. Someone one a starship where they are aliens trying to blast them out of space trying to make them eat healthy. Love it

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:31

    That is a genius plot twist. Someone one a starship where they are aliens trying to blast them out of space trying to make them eat healthy. Love it

    And daily meditation would help to reduce stress onboard and increase focus.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:31

    No you don't, remember you can tell people how to fix stuff while you're asleep?

    I can't get them to do it when I am awake. It is established Star Fleet practise that the engineer can fix a warp engine with a role of duct tape and a coat hanger but no-one else can do anything

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:32

    #placeboeffect

    :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:32

    And we're going to eat healthier, too, because our mission is THAT serious.

    That is a genius plot twist. Someone one a starship where they are aliens trying to blast them out of space trying to make them eat healthy. Love it

    Sorry, the Tactical crew needs lots of red meat in order to repell all boarders and fight aliens trying to blow us out of space....

    If I do not get my steaks there going to be a mutainy. Guess who has the keys to the armoury?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:32

    And daily meditation would help to reduce stress onboard and increase focus.

    If you improve Jordan's focus he is just going to kill more Williams

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:32

    I can't get them to do it when I am awake. It is established Star Fleet practise that the engineer can fix a warp engine with a role of duct tape and a coat hanger but no-one else can do anything

    I think my dad was a Star Fleet engineer, then. "If you want something done right, do it yourself."

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:33

    If you improve Jordan's focus he is just going to kill more Williams

    *rethinks the plan*

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:33

    If I do not get my steaks there going to be a mutainy. Guess who has the keys to the armoury?

    I think you could be on a quiche and quorn diet

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:33

    Sorry, the Tactical crew needs lots of red meat in order to repell all boarders and fight aliens trying to blow us out of space....

    Red meat is fine - grass fed, organic. I have plenty on board. You shall have your steaks.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:34

    And daily meditation would help to reduce stress onboard and increase focus.

    If you improve Jordan's focus he is just going to kill more Williams

    Then do not issue the command to "Fire at Will" then, how hard can that be?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:38

    Red meat is fine - grass fed, organic. I have plenty on board. You shall have your steaks.

    For 5 years or however long the Sky contract is. We are going to need to set up wiki pages tomorrow for this

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:39

    The funny thing is we have completed 3 of the 5 members that keep being sent down on away team missions - what are left are teh ship's captain, the ship's science offcier and the poor sucker in a red shirt that you have never ever seen before and something bad always happens to him.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:40

    For 5 years or however long the Sky contract is. We are going to need to set up wiki pages tomorrow for this

    Sounds like fun. On a race day we can fill up all kinds of other jobs really quickly.

    Good night guys. Looking forward to our mission. :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:45

    The funny thing is we have completed 3 of the 5 members that keep being sent down on away team missions - what are left are teh ship's captain, the ship's science offcier and the poor sucker in a red shirt that you have never ever seen before and something bad always happens to him.

    We still need security, ship's counsellor although Kai's doctor sounds like that, helmsman, navigator/astrometrics and we can add all sorts of odd things in like a chef who doesn't want to cook what the doctor prescribes or we could have an android or a racing driver who tries all the racing vehicles we find or a window cleaner who is permanently having to go outside at warp 9 to clean space bugs off the windows.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:46

    Good night guys. Looking forward to our mission. :)

    Good night. Before you go to sleep could I have a few dozen yellow pills until you get round to sorting out your department? :)

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:47

    Good night. Before you go to sleep could I have a few dozen yellow pills until you get round to sorting out your department? :)

    Nice try. :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:48

    Nice try. :)

    :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:48

    I thought security also fell under the orders of the tactical branch, Steven. Being the law of the land is sort of of the reason why I grabbed tactical...

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 03:48

    Don't forget your towels, everyone!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:50

    I thought security also fell under the orders of the tactical branch, Steven. Being the law of the land is sort of of the reason why I grabbed tactical...

    You could be in charge of both

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:51

    Don't forget your towels, everyone!

    Not while I am cleaning the loaded phasers, Doctor!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:51

    Don't forget your towels, everyone!

    We need towels as part of the uniform and serious punishment for anyone who turns up for duty without one

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:53

    Don't forget your towels, everyone!

    We need towels as part of the uniform and serious punishment for anyone who turns up for duty without one

    We get to whip them with a wet towel ?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 03:54

    We get to whip them with a wet towel ?

    There is an odd kind of poetic justice about that

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 03:58

    I think that it falls under my duties as Security Officer to state that no HAL 9000 supercomputers will be allowed onboard under pain of being whipped with a wet towel to an air lock that will be salmmed shut and de-pressurized.

    I am sorry, Dave, but I can not let you interrupt our mission.....

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 04:02

    I think that it falls under my duties as Security Officer to state that no HAL 9000 supercomputers will be allowed onboard under pain of being whipped with a wet towel to an air lock that will be salmmed shut and de-pressurized.

    What do you propose? Something that runs on XP and every time the space radar spots a threat you get the blue screen of death?

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 04:09

    I think that it falls under my duties as Security Officer to state that no HAL 9000 supercomputers will be allowed onboard under pain of being whipped with a wet towel to an air lock that will be salmmed shut and de-pressurized.

    What do you propose? Something that runs on XP and every time the space radar spots a threat you get the blue screen of death?

    Hey the Lazers only fire straight ahead so you have to turn the entire ship to face the target so that I can fire. I would like the ship to have rotating turrets first before I start whinning about the lack of a decent targeting computer! If the ring and bead sight is missing from the ships lazers, I can still bore-sight the target!

    Furthermore, These things do not happen on a Klingon ship!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 04:13

    Furthermore, These things do not happen on a Klingon ship!

    We need a Klingon. Maybe you could get a transfer?

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 04:17

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 05:13:11

    Furthermore, These things do not happen on a Klingon ship!

    We need a Klingon. Maybe you could get a transfer?

    What you have is me at Tactical. What you need is a Klingon ship, one with the firepower to take on Amy's Borg freinds and win in a stand up fight.....Not something with armour so thin that if sometone with a weapon more powerful than a spitball hits us in the reat quater, twice, we are done for...."

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 04:22

    What you have is me at Tactical. What you need is a Klingon ship, one with the firepower to take on Amy's Borg freinds and win in a stand up fight.....Not something with armour so thin that if sometone with a weapon more powerful than a spitball hits us in the reat quater, twice, we are done for...."

    And why is our ship in such a mess? I have to do all the work myself and the doctor won't give me my pills and insists after 17 hours straight fixing the warp engines that I eat lettuce and cress because it will give me vitamin Y

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 04:33

    What you have is me at Tactical. What you need is a Klingon ship, one with the firepower to take on Amy's Borg freinds and win in a stand up fight.....Not something with armour so thin that if sometone with a weapon more powerful than a spitball hits us in the reat quater, twice, we are done for...."

    And why is our ship in such a mess? I have to do all the work myself and the doctor won't give me my pills and insists after 17 hours straight fixing the warp engines that I eat lettuce and cress because it will give me vitamin Y

    Well, it is still being built. If you allow me to do my job properly, I can try to ensure I higher chance of engine survvivability by increasing the amount of phyiscal armour around the ships hull....

    And I am a little crabby right now making sure the intercomm systems where not kacked!

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 04:42

    And why is our ship in such a mess? I have to do all the work myself and the doctor won't give me my pills and insists after 17 hours straight fixing the warp engines that I eat lettuce and cress because it will give me vitamin Y

    Do you think standing guard over these yellow pills for more than 17 hours are any fun, Steven? :p

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 04:44

    Do you think standing guard over these yellow pills for more than 17 hours are any fun, Steven? :p

    :D

    How did it get to be nearly 6am? Time for bed or I will sleep in for the race.

    Night

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 04:44

    Night Steven.

  • Sidepodcast Update31/07/2011 at 05:45
  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 07:15

    I cant belive how many people fell for that button story and reported it then had to correct themseves.

    It just looked so fake...

    Guess it shows who is putting the effort in...

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 08:25

    GP2 race on TV now, it isnt raining but it is damp and the sky looks very grey

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/07/2011 at 08:45

    Morning all

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 08:47

    GP2 would seem to indicate that overtaking is a little tricky round here

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 08:57

    Bianchi is a bit of a fool, 2 accidents in as many corners,

    Definatly not ready for F1

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/07/2011 at 08:57

    Bianchi is a bit of a fool, 2 accidents in as many corners,

    His head has completely gone astray this year.

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 09:07

    His head has completely gone astray this year.

    So needlessly too, he has a great future sorted for him, no need to be chucking it down the inside every corner

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 09:10

    Is the pit exit concrete?

    They have to turn and accelerate hard on it, should be interesting if the race is wet

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 09:20

    Guitiariz made a nice pass around the final turn, pretty impressive

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/07/2011 at 09:21

    Guitiariz made a nice pass around the final turn, pretty impressive

    Good stuff. Will check it during the week when I finally catch up with everything

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:14

    Morning guys. Predictions from the daily:

    - Will Vettel hold his lead into the first corner against Hamilton?

    I think he will but I'm looking at Button to be right up there on the clean side of the grid to jump through as long as he has a good start

    - How many safety cars?

    0 for me, don't think we'll see any

    - Who will be the first to retire?

    rubens because of that damn dodgy car! Something always fails :(

    - Will Jenson finish this one?

    He either will or wont because his mclaren will simply disintergrate in the middle of the race randomly. Whitmarsh will call it an engine failure.

    Other predos:

    * Vettel won't win today

    * a Lotus will get near the points but not quite enough

    * Buemi will somehow get points despite being 23rd

  • Rubbergoat31/07/2011 at 10:22

    Morning guys, gonna have to miss the race today as it's Mrs. Goat's birthday. Have fun!

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:23

    Morning guys, gonna have to miss the race today as it's Mrs. Goat's birthday. Have fun!

    happy birthday to her! :)

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:26

    Hello Gavin and Lukeh, want to come to Hockenheim?

    #sidepodrecruitment

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:27

    Hello Gavin and Lukeh, want to come to Hockenheim?

    I have noticed your planning on twitter :)

    I'd be up for it.

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:28

    I'd be up for it.

    woohoo!

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 10:30

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-hungary-2011-the-race

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:33

    woohoo!

    You'll have to fill me in a bit with tickets and whatnot (hopefully this time I won't be at the other side of a grandstand!) but I'll definitely try and come, it would be totally awesome. If anyone can do planning though it'll be you ;)

    Also Sidepodhockenheim is quite a long word :)

  • James31/07/2011 at 10:33

    Webber wishes Fernando happy birthday and gives him a warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGskBua7w6c

    :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 10:35

    Webber wishes Fernando happy birthday and gives him a warning: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=gGskBua7w6c

    Haha, Amusing italian accent!

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:36

    You'll have to fill me in a bit with tickets and whatnot (hopefully this time I won't be at the other side of a grandstand!) but I'll definitely try and come, it would be totally awesome. If anyone can do planning though it'll be you ;)

    I'm going to go to a travel agent in the next couple of weeks and sort out my flights, once thats done I'll see if I can find a hotel, will hold off on any GP tickets until the date is confirmed so that gives people plenty of time. If it ends up moving from that weekend I'll just spend it being touristy in that area, it looks like a really beautiful part of Germany.

    I wouldn't normally involve a travel agent but since I want to fly into a different city than that I want to leave from it gets too confusing for me. The Singapore Airlines website told me to do it as a multistop itinerary through them would be $11,000 and i know that can't be right!

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:40

    I'm going to go to a travel agent in the next couple of weeks and sort out my flights, once thats done I'll see if I can find a hotel, will hold off on any GP tickets until the date is confirmed so that gives people plenty of time. If it ends up moving from that weekend I'll just spend it being touristy in that area, it looks like a really beautiful part of Germany.

    Awesome. Sounds like a plan :)

    I wouldn't normally involve a travel agent but since I want to fly into a different city than that I want to leave from it gets too confusing for me. The Singapore Airlines website told me to do it as a multistop itinerary through them would be $11,000 and i know that can't be right!

    ....that is quuuiiiitteee expensive O.O

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:46

    ....that is quuuiiiitteee expensive O.O

    subtracting the approximate cost of a return europe trip it makes the Frankfurt-Heathrow leg approximately $8000 :D

    After I retweeted @TeamAnglais the other day about the cost of a flight to NZ from England I got a tweet from @FlightCentre_UK saying "maybe @flightcentrenz will do a special offer :)" then the next day I got one from @flightcentrenz "hi fellow kiwi, can we be of any assistance to you or are you in Melbourne at the moment?" and after I told them I was in Melbourne they replied "no worries, you can always hit up our @flightcentreau family if you need them. Have a good day :)"

    I thought that was excellent customer service to hear from two different flight centres and be referred to a third, all because I retweeted someone and added a snarky comment :) I <3 twitter.

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:48

    I thought that was excellent customer service to hear from two different flight centres and be referred to a third, all because I retweeted someone and added a snarky comment :) I <3 twitter.

    Oooooh! How awesome is that? And all from your own snarkiness. Not too shabby ;)

    Twitter customer service can be so cool like that though, it's how I managed to get my HTC for free and on a good deal :)

  • lou31/07/2011 at 10:48

    I'm going to go to a travel agent in the next couple of weeks and sort out my flights, once thats done I'll see if I can find a hotel, will hold off on any GP tickets until the date is confirmed so that gives people plenty of time. If it ends up moving from that weekend I'll just spend it being touristy in that area, it looks like a really beautiful part of Germany.

    Germany is awesome :)

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:49

    Germany is awesome :)

    I loved loved loved loved loved Berlin. And Heidelberg has a castle!

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:49

    Oooooh! How awesome is that? And all from your own snarkiness. Not too shabby ;)

    it really is so unfair how much cheaper it is to fly FROM europe than TO europe. They say its because your market is bigger and theres more competition, but its all the same airlines and the same planes! Grr!

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:49

    I loved loved loved loved loved Berlin. And Heidelberg has a castle!

    Castles are awesome. Some of the ones in Germany seem so so cool.

  • lou31/07/2011 at 10:50

    I loved loved loved loved loved Berlin. And Heidelberg has a castle!

    omg me too. i could live in Berlin i think.. just for a year or so. my pigeon german helped me a little, but it was just amazing, a week wasn't long enough.

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:51

    omg me too. i could live in Berlin i think.. just for a year or so. my pigeon german helped me a little, but it was just amazing, a week wasn't long enough.

    my parents were surprised my high school German wasn't much use. Um, I studied it for only one year and it was in 2001.

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 10:52

    I didnt belive it, but apparently its true....

    The Inters are blue rather than the wets because INTER milan play in black & Blue and are sponsored by pirreli..

    http://twitter.com/#!/PaulHembery/statuses/97620157706420225

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 10:52

    The Inters are blue rather than the wets because INTER milan play in black & Blue and are sponsored by pirreli..

    And this is why Pirelli are just awesome!!

  • Nick (@Twiger)31/07/2011 at 10:53

    And this is why Pirelli are just awesome!!

    If only they could get points :D

  • lou31/07/2011 at 10:57

    my parents were surprised my high school German wasn't much use. Um, I studied it for only one year and it was in 2001.

    :D my german GCSE helped a tiny bit with working out menus, and having basic conversation. I could understand people but found it hard to communicate back.. someone asked me for directions to the nearest Uban station and could only point. memory fail :(

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 10:59

    Morning all

    Can't believe Jordan and Kai kept me up so late. They are such bad influences

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:59

    :D my german GCSE helped a tiny bit with working out menus, and having basic conversation. I could understand people but found it hard to communicate back.. someone asked me for directions to the nearest Uban station and could only point. memory fail :(

    I got very excited when someone stopped me on the street with "entschuldigung" because my brain went 'ooooh I know what that means!' I then proceeded to understand 0% of the rest of what she said.

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 10:59

    Can't believe Jordan and Kai kept me up so late. They are such bad influences

    were you all drunk? I read the comments and got very very confused :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 11:01

    were you all drunk? I read the comments and got very very confused :)

    I was very sober. It all made perfect sense.

    You need to choose a job for our space mission and so does everyone else

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 11:02

    You need to choose a job for our space mission and so does everyone else

    Is there a role available for gawping at the stars and wondering how big the sky is? I could do that. I have good experience.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 11:03

    Is there a role available for gawping at the stars and wondering how big the sky is? I could do that. I have good experience.

    Sounds like a confused navigator who is totally overawed. You should fit in perfectly.

    As well as a job your character needs some unusual characteristic like that.

    Wiki pages will be created today. Later-ish

  • lou31/07/2011 at 11:10

    I got very excited when someone stopped me on the street with "entschuldigung" because my brain went 'ooooh I know what that means!' I then proceeded to understand 0% of the rest of what she said.

    :D hehe! yes that happened to me :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/07/2011 at 11:25

    Some bits and bobs from the weekend

    British F3 (Rd 7, Race 1) - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/2011-british-f3-round-of-spa-francorchamps-rd-7-race-1-july-29th/

    British F3 (Rd 7, Race 2) - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/2011-british-f3-round-of-spa-francorchamps-rd-7-race-2-july-29th/

    British F3 (Rd 7, Race 3) - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/2011-british-f3-rnd-of-spa-francorchamps-rd-7-race-3-july-30th/

    Enjoy the GP folks !!

    :D

  • Sidepodcast Update31/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Superbenj31/07/2011 at 14:59

    Only just finished the race watching on delay and they seem to be banging on about the Inter call costing Hamilton the race, when it was clearly the Option call when everyone else (bar Alonso)

    was being sent out on the Prime

    Considering (I think) the Red Bulls were both out on the prime at that point and they put Button on the prime the following lap, I'd be furious if I was Hamilton, it looks like McLaren split the strategy to cover Alonso and he paid the price

    Once he was on the Option, he was looking at 3rd best, considering it was the slower tyre AND he would have to pit again, the race was lost there, the move to Inters was not a gamble at all, its all that would have kept him in with a shot of winning.

    Nice win for Button though and it seems the teams are all now really close at the top, so it bodes well for a great end to the season, its just a shame Vettel has long since bolted

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 15:24

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 11:59:34

    Morning all

    Can't believe Jordan and Kai kept me up so late. They are such bad influences

    Morning, all awesome race. Steven, You have only yourself to blame for fighting the evil that is EDT.

    Go see Dr. Kai in sick bay for some caffine pills, I think they are the green pills.... :p

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 15:27

    Go see Dr. Kai in sick bay for some caffine pills, I think they are the green pills.... :p

    I'm thinking I'll change to ship's counselor if the dr will only get requests for pills. That's no fun.

    We need to fill the rest of the jobs while people are around.

    For people who were (rightfully) asleep, we have a mission and need your help: To find a planet where we can see top level motor sport free to air.

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:27

    Anyone get the Hungarian Chalk Talk video podcast to download? Or, if the website version is working?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 15:27

    For people who were (rightfully) asleep, we have a mission and need your help: To find a planet where we can see top level motor sport free to air.

    Think a Star Trek/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy combo.

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:28

    Ohh, brilliant Amazon recommendation in my Amazon email today!: That'll be the Day : 365 F1 Stories (Part 2) [Kindle Edition] by Christine Blachford

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:29

    Think a Star Trek/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy combo.

    Bagsy not Wesley Crusher :)

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 15:31

    Bagsy not Wesley Crusher :)

    ?

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:35

    Ohh, brilliant Amazon recommendation in my Amazon email today!: That'll be the Day : 365 F1 Stories (Part 2) [Kindle Edition] by Christine Blachford

    and. . . purchased! Can't wait to catch up on the 2nd half of the year.

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:36

    and now popping up on my Amazon recommendations is:

    Steve Matchett's book, A Mechanic's Tale

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Mechanics-Tale-ebook/dp/B004GKLN8I

    Has anyone read this one?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:39

    Bagsy not Wesley Crusher :)

    Sorry but negative character requests are not an option. You need to choose a character and some characteristic for your character.

    So far Jordan appointed me as chief engineer because I can do a Scottish accent and I decided I want to beahypercondriac

    Jordan decided he would be a trigger happy head oftactical/security

    Kai was the doctor but now the counsellor who is trying to get everyone else to lead a healthy life and eat odd things but I think is a secret chocoholic

    Our mission is to travel the galaxy looking for free to air racing

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 15:40

    Race review PING

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/hungarian-grand-prix-2011-number-1-for-number-200/

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 15:40

    Kai 31/07/2011 at 16:27:07

    Go see Dr. Kai in sick bay for some caffine pills, I think they are the green pills.... :p

    I'm thinking I'll change to ship's counselor if the dr will only get requests for pills. That's no fun.

    We need to fill the rest of the jobs while people are around.

    For people who were (rightfully) asleep, we have a mission and need your help: To find a planet where we can see top level motor sport free to air.

    Well, find me a Will I can use for target practice. A good phase wound would keep you busy for a while. Otherwise, as we are still building a ship and assembling a crew, I am afraid it is going to be sleeping pills. stay-awake pills or headache pills for a while......

    I guess I am recruiting a ship's master gunner / assitant security officer If I have to devote all of my time on one of my tasks as Tactical/Security Offcier...

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:42

    Our mission is to travel the galaxy looking for free to air racing

    And Lukeh decided earlier he is going to be the navigator who is totally overawed about how big the sky is and he is going to spend all his time staring at stars out of the window

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 15:43

    And Lukeh decided earlier he is going to be the navigator who is totally overawed about how big the sky is and he is going to spend all his time staring at stars out of the window

    It's what I do well when it comes to space

  • Janna31/07/2011 at 15:43

    and now popping up on my Amazon recommendations is:

    Steve Matchett's book, A Mechanic's Tale

    www.amazon.com/Th…ook/dp/B004GKLN8I

    Has anyone read this one?

    I've got this book and read it sometime ago. I really liked it as well as "Life in the Fast Lane" his book about the 1994 season with Benetton. I would recommend it.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:44

    It's what I do well when it comes to space

    Everyone has a special talent.

    We need lots more volunteers before we start volunteering people

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:44

    Our mission is to travel the galaxy looking for free to air racing

    I guess it's only fitting that I keep the ship's galley feeding the hungry crew all sorts of yummy things to keep their strength up. While slipping in semi-regular servings of odd concoctions of my own devising.

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:45

    Our mission is to travel the galaxy looking for free to air racing

    Entertainment Officer then :D

  • Journeyer31/07/2011 at 15:45

    Nothing on the BBC song. Must be a new song. Gosh darn, it is HARD to find.

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:46

    Nothing on the BBC song. Must be a new song. Gosh darn, it is HARD to find.

    Another of Jake's mates? Maybe ask him

  • Journeyer31/07/2011 at 15:46

    Nothing on the BBC song. Must be a new song. Gosh darn, it is HARD to find.

    Another of Jake's mates? Maybe ask him

    Someone already tweeted him about it. No reply yet.

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:47

    I've got this book and read it sometime ago. I really liked it as well as "Life in the Fast Lane" his book about the 1994 season with Benetton. I would recommend it.

    sounds good, I wish-listed it for later.

    Looks like Matchett just put out a new one last month too.

    http://www.amazon.com/Chariot-Makers-Assembling-Perfect-ebook/dp/B00550NY9E

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 15:47

    Our mission is to travel the galaxy looking for free to air racing

    since I already have free to air racing perhaps I'll just stay here and push buttons and say things like 'ground control to major tom'

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:47

    I guess it's only fitting that I keep the ship's galley feeding the hungry crew all sorts of yummy things to keep their strength up. While slipping in semi-regular servings of odd concoctions of my own devising.

    Great. Now you need a character flaw or characteristic or habit or hobby or something for your character

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:48

    Entertainment Officer then :D

    Good choice

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:48

    Entertainment Officer then :D

    Good choice

    *hic*

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 15:48

    I do request Giggles to be my 2-in-C of Security as he has experince in being a constable, plus I suspect a certain Engineer will be sneaking to the ship's dispenceary while I am on the bridge at tactical......

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:48

    Great. Now you need a character flaw or characteristic or habit or hobby or something for your character

    Can I have an unrequited crush on Lee McKenzie? ;)

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:49

    Can I have an unrequited crush on Lee McKenzie? ;)

    As long as she's not wearing a bin bag again

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:49

    As long as she's not wearing a bin bag again

    LOL in RL even!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:50

    since I already have free to air racing perhaps I'll just stay here and push buttons and say things like 'ground control to major tom'

    You will miss out on all the exciting adventures and it does raise the question why are we cruising the galaxy when we could just have gone to Australia but nothing says our mission has to make sense

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:50

    I do request Giggles to be my 2-in-C of Security as he has experince in being a constable, plus I suspect a certain Engineer will be sneaking to the ship's dispenceary while I am on the bridge at tactical......

    I love people being volunteered. Especially when it is not me

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:51

    You will miss out on all the exciting adventures and it does raise the question why are we cruising the galaxy when we could just have gone to Australia but nothing says our mission has to make sense

    That would be silly, how would Amy visit us if we weren't far away?

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 15:52

    That would be silly, how would Amy visit us if we weren't far away?

    and if everyone was down here I'd really have no hope of getting people to go to races in Europe with me!

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 15:53

    I do request Giggles to be my 2-in-C of Security as he has experince in being a constable, plus I suspect a certain Engineer will be sneaking to the ship's dispenceary while I am on the bridge at tactical......

    I love people being volunteered. Especially when it is not me

    You do realize that me recommending Giggles at Security is to ensure you stay at your post in Engineering, Steven ?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:54

    and if everyone was down here I'd really have no hope of getting people to go to races in Europe with me!

    We are travelling the galaxy looking for races. You would think with a star ship we could just stay in orbit and beam down to the track. We need someone annoying to be pointing out things like this.

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:54

    and if everyone was down here I'd really have no hope of getting people to go to races in Europe with me!

    Cos it would easier if we were in space?

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:55

    We are travelling the galaxy looking for races. You would think with a star ship we could just stay in orbit and beam down to the track. We need someone annoying to be pointing out things like this.

    Is Christine going to be the voice of the ship's computer?

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:55

    Christine's books are looking like reasonably decent sellers in the US Amazon store.

    Volume 1 is at #59

    Volume 2 is at #52

    under Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Miscellaneous > Motor Sports

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:56

    You do realize that me recommending Giggles at Security is to ensure you stay at your post in Engineering, Steven ?

    You do realise I can accidently beam you and him anywhere within half a light year any time I like by creating a fault in the transporter

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 15:56

    Bassano 31/07/2011 at 16:48:37

    Entertainment Officer then :D

    Good choice

    *hic*

    Oh, you mean "the Barkeeper".

    I am definitary got my hands full and might need more help with the security side of things, now..... Think I will have some of those headache pills now, Dr. Kai....

  • Amy31/07/2011 at 15:57

    Cos it would easier if we were in space?

    good point

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 15:57

    Oh, you mean "the Barkeeper".

    Will bassano have to wear funny hats all the time then?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 15:57

    Is Christine going to be the voice of the ship's computer?

    That's up to her. She can be the captain or the window cleaner or whatever she wants

  • Janna31/07/2011 at 15:57

    Is Christine going to be the voice of the ship's computer?

    http://www.tvloop.com/red-dwarf/show/photos/top10/holly-1592/7 Photoshop?

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 15:58

    Is Christine going to be the voice of the ship's computer?

    www.tvloop.com/re…op10/holly-1592/7 Photoshop?

    Or Mr C can be Holly

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:01

    You do realize that me recommending Giggles at Security is to ensure you stay at your post in Engineering, Steven ?

    You do realise I can accidently beam you and him anywhere within half a light year any time I like by creating a fault in the transporter

    This ship is more dommed than the Event Horzion

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_(film)

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:02

    Great. Now you need a character flaw or characteristic or habit or hobby or something for your character

    Okay, I've decided then. I'll be the bluff and hearty chief of the ship's galley and bakery. Always with a balanced outlook for the crew, ready to feed the yummy noms to keep them up for exploration. With a yearning for a special woman, an unrequited crush on a blue eyed, dark haired BBC commentator, who doesn't even know I exist. :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:04

    Okay, I've decided then. I'll be the bluff and hearty chief of the ship's galley and bakery. Always with a balanced outlook for the crew, ready to feed the yummy noms to keep them up for exploration. With a yearning for a special woman, an unrequited crush on a blue eyed, dark haired BBC commentator, who doesn't even know I exist. :)

    :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:05

    Okay, so what urrently is the ship's complement and her name ? The way it seems to be going, a tongue in check comment would be Endeavour

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:06

    Okay, so what urrently is the ship's complement and her name ? The way it seems to be going, a tongue in check comment would be Endeavour

    the SS Eddie Jordan? :)

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:07

    the SS Eddie Jordan? :)

    after all, I think he invented space flight, right?

  • Janna31/07/2011 at 16:07

    Okay, so what urrently is the ship's complement and her name ? The way it seems to be going, a tongue in check comment would be Endeavour

    the SS Eddie Jordan? :)

    Skylark?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:08

    Okay, so what urrently is the ship's complement and her name ? The way it seems to be going, a tongue in check comment would be Endeavour

    The name needs to be relevant to our mission and probably a bad pun

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:08

    after all, I think he invented space flight, right?

    :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:09

    I like Endeavour as it would be quite an endeavour to put up with this magney crew for the duration of the mission.. .. :P

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:12

    I like Endeavour as it would be quite an endeavour to put up with this magney crew for the duration of the mission.. .. :P

    But that is a space shuttle name. Shouldn't we have something unique?

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 16:12

    But that is a space shuttle name. Shouldn't we have something unique?

    We should call it Tim.

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 16:13

    We should call it Tim.

    Sidepod Starship Tim? Bit underwhelming isn't it? :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:13

    So was Enterprise (it was the orginal mock-up) and you can not say it was an original name.....

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:13

    Skylark?

    That fits. :)

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 16:13

    Sidepod Starship Tim? Bit underwhelming isn't it? :D

    Well it definitely fulfils the unique criteria but I can see where you're coming from :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:14

    Sidepod Starship Tim? Bit underwhelming isn't it? :D

    :D

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:14

    So was Enterprise (it was the orginal mock-up) and you can not say it was an original name.....

    Exactly. We are more creative than NASA

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:15

    Well it definitely fulfils the unique criteria but I can see where you're coming from :)

    Klingon ships all round with weapons ready and our captain, whoever that is, when asked who we are has to say Tim

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:15

    Bassano: 31/07/2011 at 17:13:17

    We should call it Tim.

    Sidepod Starship Tim? Bit underwhelming isn't it?

    More underwhelming is the fact that as our ship is an "SST" it can only do Mach 2.0 at altitiute.

    1320 mph in space is not exact fast people....

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 16:15

    Skylark?

    That fits. :)

    It was Captain Pugwash's boat :)

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:16

    I like a lot of the RN's ship names. something like Indomitable or Belligerant or Illustrious perhaps.

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:17

    Eric the baker: 31/07/2011 at 17:16:22

    I like a lot of the RN's ship names. something like Indomitable or Belligerant or Illustrious perhaps

    HMS Bounty ?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:17

    It was Captain Pugwash's boat :)

    :D

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:17

    I like a lot of the RN's ship names. something like Indomitable or Belligerant or Illustrious perhaps.

    Sidepod SpaceRace?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:17

    I like a lot of the RN's ship names. something like Indomitable or Belligerant or Illustrious perhaps.

    THe starship downright awkward?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:18

    THe starship downright awkward?

    ahaha!

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 16:19

    Starship Naughty Step :D

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:19

    Starship Naughty Step :D

    :D

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:20

    Sidepod SpaceRace?

    SpaceCases may be more appropriate

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:20

    Starship "Irreverent" ?

  • Janna31/07/2011 at 16:20

    I like a lot of the RN's ship names. something like Indomitable or Belligerant or Illustrious perhaps.

    Then it will have to be Temeraire (HMS Temeraire was at Trafalgar). It means foolhardy.

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:21

    Lukeh is usually great with the word play. We need his help. Call him back from the stargazing

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:21

    I like a lot of the RN's ship names. something like Indomitable or Belligerant or Illustrious perhaps.

    Instead of Beligerant we could have the Starship Stroppy

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:23

    Then it will have to be Temeraire (HMS Temeraire was at Trafalgar). It means foolhardy.

    That is the one in the famous painting but I had no idea the name meant anything. I was working on the basis that times were tough and they could only get a dyslexic sign writer

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:24

    Instead of Beligerant we could have the Starship Stroppy

    Ohh! I like that!

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:28

    Steven Roy: 31/07/2011 at 17:23:02

    Then it will have to be Temeraire (HMS Temeraire was at Trafalgar). It means foolhardy.

    That is the one in the famous painting but I had no idea the name meant anything. I was working on the basis that times were tough and they could only get a dyslexic sign writer

    I figured out that she was a French ship captured by the Royal Navy but I never knew the Royal Navy named newly-commissioned ships after previous war prizes....

    I love that name. Although I have just a soft spot in my heart of HMS Pandora. Just think, we can renamed the brig "Pandora's Box..." Plus it is awful darn close to the word " Panda." might get me a few more votes.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:30

    I love that name. Although I have just a soft spot in my heart of HMS Pandora. Just think, we can renamed the brig "Pandora's Box..." Plus it is awful darn close to the word " Panda." might get me a few more votes.

    Interesting

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:33

    Although I have just a soft spot in my heart of HMS Pandora. Just think, we can renamed the brig "Pandora's Box..." Plus it is awful darn close to the word " Panda." might get me a few more votes.

    Ohh, you have some good points there. I like the allusions that Pandora insipres.

    As an aside on the TV show Bewitched, when Elizabeth Montgomery was playing her "wicked cousin", she was credited under the name "Pandora Spocks" (Pandora's Box) in the end of show credits.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:35

    Although I have just a soft spot in my heart of HMS Pandora. Just think, we can renamed the brig "Pandora's Box..." Plus it is awful darn close to the word " Panda." might get me a few more votes.

    Or you could have a ship that separates into two pieces and the one with all the weapons that does the fighting and is full of surprises could be pandora;s box and the bit that keeps all the others safe could be panda

    Sometimes I worry how my brain works

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:38

    Steven Roy: 31/07/2011 at 17:35:43

    Although I have just a soft spot in my heart of HMS Pandora. Just think, we can renamed the brig "Pandora's Box..." Plus it is awful darn close to the word " Panda." might get me a few more votes.

    Or you could have a ship that separates into two pieces and the one with all the weapons that does the fighting and is full of surprises could be pandora;s box and the bit that keeps all the others safe could be panda

    Sometimes I worry how my brain works

    And your the Ship's Engineer?!?!?, Dr. Kai, medical emergency in Engineering!

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:40

    And your the Ship's Engineer?!?!?, Dr. Kai, medical emergency in Engineering!

    ok, I'm the ship's counselor now, so I can only talk Steven down, I won't be dispensing anything. But actually, I don't see anything wrong with Panda and Pandora. :)

  • lou31/07/2011 at 16:41

    I shall bid you all goodbye for a few days. just about to leave my aunts and with no proper phone, and no internet until further notice i'm set to be returning to the dark ages. :( bad times.

    speak to you all soon!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:42

    ok, I'm the ship's counselor now, so I can only talk Steven down, I won't be dispensing anything. But actually, I don't see anything wrong with Panda and Pandora. :)

    :D

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:43

    Bye Lou.

    Have fun

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:43

    And your the Ship's Engineer?!?!?, Dr. Kai, medical emergency in Engineering!

    ok, I'm the ship's counselor now, so I can only talk Steven down, I won't be dispensing anything. But actually, I don't see anything wrong with Panda and Pandora. :)

    Darn, I was hoping you could him a booster shot to the arm or something. I can too, but my shot will be far more harmful to Steven.....

  • lou31/07/2011 at 16:43

    Have fun

    fun? i doubt this. lol

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:44

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 17:43:11

    Bye Lou.

    Have fun

    Bye Lou.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:45

    Darn, I was hoping you could him a booster shot to the arm or something. I can too, but my shot will be far more harmful to Steven.....

    Drugs is what I need

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:45

    fun? i doubt this. lol

    :(

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:45

    Drugs is what I need

    Medicine I mean

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:46

    Umm, I just thought of something. Is current BBC 5Live presenter David Croft any relation, (grandson perhaps) to the David Croft who was repsonsible for TV comedies in the 70's like "Dad's Army"?

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 16:47

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 17:45:10

    Darn, I was hoping you could him a booster shot to the arm or something. I can too, but my shot will be far more harmful to Steven.....

    Drugs is what I need

    Darn, without a Doctor present, I think the senior officer present is the Chief Engineer. I can not go round asking Steven for permission to shot the Engineer as a threat to the security of the mission , now can I?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 16:47

    Umm, I just thought of something. Is current BBC 5Live presenter David Croft any relation, (grandson perhaps) to the David Croft who was repsonsible for TV comedies in the 70's like "Dad's Army"?

    Don;t think so. People in the past have thought they were the same person

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:48

    Don;t think so. People in the past have thought they were the same person

    Thanks, just wondering

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 16:52

    You know, I really shouldn't mention stuff and then go off and research on my own. I never know where I'll wind up... found a Dad's Army and A-Team mash-up on YouTube!

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:58

    Tweet from Jerome D'ambrosio

    TheReal_JDA

    Difficult race today... its behind now! 3 weeks to relax, train and make sure I am fully charged for the second half of the season!

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 16:59

    Difficult race today... its behind now! 3 weeks to relax, train and make sure I am fully charged for the second half of the season!

    I like him but he is so under the radar all the time (outside of the roller coaster thing). I don't mind, I just want to know more about him.

  • Sidepodcast Classics31/07/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - Malaysia 2010 - Free Practice 1 Highlights

    Originally published 02/04/2010

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 17:00

    So where shall we put place or ship's roll ? On the wiki? Somewhere else?

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 17:02

    Financial Times article on JB and McLaren

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/54e4e3e4-b809-11e0-8868-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1TPR03HK9

  • Eric the baker31/07/2011 at 17:02

    So where shall we put place or ship's roll ? On the wiki? Somewhere else?

    wiki seems like the right place for it. it's been awhile since something new and exciting appeared there

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 17:03

    So where shall we put place or ship's roll ? On the wiki? Somewhere else?

    Wiki is the logical place I suppose

  • The Boston Red Scott31/07/2011 at 17:27

    during this year's Hungary race the BBC team (and us) were talking about drivers/teams learning to swear in their transmissions so they don't get broadcast - so the other teams wouldn't hear their transmissions. If you watch the f1.com video, Vettel drops some language when things aren't going his way. He comes off looking very angry...http://www.formula1.com/video/

    but if TED talks about hearing radio transmissions - then can't the other teams listen in the same way?

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 17:27

    Okay so far we have confirmed the following:

    Chief Engineer - Steven Roy

    Tactical / Secuirty Officer - Jordan F1

    Navigational Officer - Lukeh

    Chef - Eric the Baker

    Bassano - Entertainment Officer

    Ship's ship's counselor.- Kai

  • Sidepodcast Update31/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Nick31/07/2011 at 17:52

    Then it will have to be Temeraire (HMS Temeraire was at Trafalgar). It means foolhardy.

    Also the name of his majesty's dragon :D

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 18:03

    Okay so far we have confirmed the following:

    We need a lot more than that to run a star ship and then we need to work out how in 2011 we have our hands on a 24th century vessel

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 18:13

    Just watched Ted News and I hope Eric Boullier apologises to Nick Heidfeld about his comments seeing as it turned out to be the car's fault and not Nick's fault whatsoever.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 18:18

    Just watched Ted News and I hope Eric Boullier apologises to Nick Heidfeld about his comments seeing as it turned out to be the car's fault and not Nick's fault whatsoever.

    Do you have a link?

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 18:19

    Do you have a link?

    Of course :)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/14359741.stm

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 18:19

    Of course :)

    Thanks

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 18:22

    Have been out and about this afternoon and I noticed something - who knew timelords graffiti'd?

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 18:45

    Just watched Ted News and I hope Eric Boullier apologises to Nick Heidfeld about his comments seeing as it turned out to be the car's fault and not Nick's fault whatsoever.

    eric didn't say it was nicks fault. he was blaming the jack guy wasn't he??

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 18:46

    Have been out and about this afternoon and I noticed something - who knew timelords graffiti'd?

    :)

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 18:46

    i (hearts) geoff:

    27 DAYS, 17 HOURS, 46 MINUTES AND 21 SECONDS BEFORE THE BELGIAN GP #bliss

    20+ days of coding time!

    https://twitter.com/#!/gcreighton/status/97731825111285760

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 18:47

    eric didn't say it was nicks fault. he was blaming the jack guy wasn't he??

    when they interviewed him after the race I think it was ted who asked him about the incident and as far as I remember he waqs insinuating Nick being on the limiter was to blame for the fire

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 18:49

    when they interviewed him after the race I think it was ted who asked him about the incident and as far as I remember he waqs insinuating Nick being on the limiter was to blame for the fire

    some other comment said the driver revs it when the lollypop changes, so it must've been a mechanic at fault, either too early or the jack got stuck or something.

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 18:49

    Ahh I see what you mean looking back at the interview on the BBC website. He should've been lowered by the jack man earlier but he still seems a bit miffed about being on the limiter

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 18:49

    Ahh I see what you mean looking back at the interview on the BBC website. He should've been lowered by the jack man earlier but he still seems a bit miffed about being on the limiter

    Interview in question

    He definitely isn't a happy chappy though

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 18:53

    Interview in question

    watching it again, he says nick could've lifted off, but unless told to why would he? mechanics were at fault i think even if the car was always going to eat itself.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 19:23

    lou never said jules was on twitter?

    https://twitter.com/#!/Jules_Gough

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 19:27

    eric didn't say it was nicks fault. he was blaming the jack guy wasn't he??

    He said that their traffic lights tell the driver to accelerate before the cars is dropped of the jacks and the problem was no-one overruled that while they sorted the problem

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 19:28

    lou never said jules was on twitter?

    News to me

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 19:29

    He said that their traffic lights tell the driver to accelerate before the cars is dropped of the jacks and the problem was no-one overruled that while they sorted the problem

    got ya. didn't seem like nick was destined to finished this one either way.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 19:31

    lou never said jules was on twitter?

    She doesn't use it much. THis is about 12 tweets ago

    https://twitter.com/Jules_Gough/status/4987291630

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 19:32

    She doesn't use it much. THis is about 12 tweets ago

    https://twitter.c…status/4987291630

    heheh!

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 19:33

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

  • Lukeh31/07/2011 at 19:34

    lou never said jules was on twitter?

    I remember Lou mentioning to me ages ago that she was but it was protected tweets so you couldn't see anything. I guess she opened it up

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 19:34

    I remember Lou mentioning to me ages ago that she was but it was protected tweets so you couldn't see anything. I guess she opened it up

    ahhh. ta.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 19:37

    nick's car goes bang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9tF7g3CwK8

    via @eligp

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 20:20

    Standings with graphs now:

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/hungary-2011-driver-standings

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/hungary-2011-team-standings

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 20:21

    Standings with graphs now:

    Everything is better with graphs

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 20:22

    In regards to the Enterprise conversation, I will happily be the voice. Although I would also like to be Chief Panda Carer, because I'm not going if we're not taking a panda.

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 20:22

    F1Minute ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/jenson-button-wins-mixed-up-race-in-hungary

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 20:23

    In regards to the Enterprise conversation, I will happily be the voice. Although I would also like to be Chief Panda Carer, because I'm not going if we're not taking a panda.

    I can't see anyone objecting to that. We may need to develop space bamboo though

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 21:17

    why was nic hamilton allowed into the pitlane today, minus overalls?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 21:27

    why was nic hamilton allowed into the pitlane today, minus overalls?

    He should not have been

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 21:27

    How do I create a new page on the sidepodwiki?

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 21:29

    How do I create a new page on the sidepodwiki?

    The best way is to type in the URL of the page you want and it should say, this doesn't exist, would you like to create it?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 21:30

    The best way is to type in the URL of the page you want and it should say, this doesn't exist, would you like to create it?

    Thanks

    There may be other questions before we hit warp speed. Lots of them

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 21:30

    There may be other questions before we hit warp speed. Lots of them

    I'll have to brush up on my wiki skills too :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 21:32

    I'll have to brush up on my wiki skills too :)

    :D

  • Jordan F131/07/2011 at 22:19

    Christine 31/07/2011 at 21:22:11

    In regards to the Enterprise conversation, I will happily be the voice. Although I would also like to be Chief Panda Carer, because I'm not going if we're not taking a panda.

    Hmmmm, was not there a similiar plot device in Star Trek IV, you know that horrible one involving whales?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:19

    SidepodTrek has its first wiki page

    Why does NASA make such a fuss about organising space missions? It's easy

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:19

    I am watching the race for the first time at the moment. I've never seen so many cars squirming around in all my days.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:20

    Hmmmm, was not there a similiar plot device in Star Trek IV, you know that horrible one involving whales?

    And Christine insisted on pandas for the racing team too. I think she is trying to tell Mr C something

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 22:23

    I am watching the race for the first time at the moment. I've never seen so many cars squirming around in all my days.

    Squirming is a good word for it.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:26

    SidepodTrek has its first wiki page

    http://sidepodcastwiki.com/SidepodTrek

    The link makes it easier to find. OOPS

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 22:26

    The link makes it easier to find. OOPS

    Excellent work!

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:31

    I am watching the race for the first time at the moment. I've never seen so many cars squirming around in all my days.

    loved seeing cars like that.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:31

    i know leigh mentioned this earlier, has the video been shared?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QELK2Y4zuY

    broken mclaren gt.

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:32

    loved seeing cars like that.

    Can't believe they were all spinning before that and still went for it....

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:33

    loved seeing cars like that.

    It makes all the difference in the world when you can see exactly when a driver touches the throttle because the rear steps out. You can actually see the driver inputs and that is impossible with all the downforce they normally have.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:33

    It makes all the difference in the world when you can see exactly when a driver touches the throttle because the rear steps out. You can actually see the driver inputs and that is impossible with all the downforce they normally have.

    interesting. is it possible to re-create that effect without sprinklers?

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:34

    interesting. is it possible to re-create that effect without sprinklers?

    Bernie, is that you?

  • Christine31/07/2011 at 22:34

    i know leigh mentioned this earlier, has the video been shared?

    That marshal was very lucky.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:35

    Bernie, is that you?

    nooooo. without :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:35

    broken mclaren gt.

    They said in the commentary last night it was a Lamborghini but the stream was too poor to tell.

    The driver must have been asleep to do that

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:35

    interesting. is it possible to re-create that effect without sprinklers?

    Take the wings off.

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:36

    I also can't believe Vettel bottled it again with a car behind him. Stupid fluffy boy!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:36

    Take the wings off.

    Which also sorts the overtaking problems

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:37

    Aaargh FIRE!

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:37

    I also can't believe Vettel bottled it again with a car behind him. Stupid fluffy boy!

    he overtook someone at some point, i saw it. i know i did. he had an okay race i think.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:38

    Which also sorts the overtaking problems

    yep, but there's nowhere to put sponsors.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:40

    yep, but there's nowhere to put sponsors.

    Not necessarily. If they go ground effect you end up with full length sidepods with flat tops and vertical sides. ore sponsorship space

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:40

    Not necessarily. If they go ground effect you end up with full length sidepods with flat tops and vertical sides. ore sponsorship space

    more

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:41

    don't know how people feel about this, but google are live streaming the funeral of one of there developer persons (victim of an unrelated road rage incident):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcI9RTMr7LE

    given what he did, i guess it's what he would've wanted.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:41

    Not necessarily. If they go ground effect you end up with full length sidepods with flat tops and vertical sides. ore sponsorship space

    Or they could mandate aspects of the body shape like they mandate the minimum size of the shark fin to provide sponsor sites

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:42

    Or they could mandate aspects of the body shape like they mandate the minimum size of the shark fin to provide sponsor sites

    and cars could still squirm?

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:42

    don't know how people feel about this, but google are live streaming the funeral of one of there developer persons (victim of an unrelated road rage incident):

    Interesting idea. I can imagine this being a popular option for some people. I could for example easily see Leo's funeral streamed

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:42

    don't know how people feel about this, but google are live streaming the funeral of one of there developer persons (victim of an unrelated road rage incident):

    oh, it just ended. make that were live streaming.

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:43

    Interesting idea. I can imagine this being a popular option for some people. I could for example easily see Leo's funeral streamed

    indeed.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:44

    and cars could still squirm?

    Yes. Optimum race car design for entertainment is basic and has always been the same. You need more power than grip and you need more mechanical grip than aero grip. It is that simple. I first read that in the late 70s and it is just as true today.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:45

    Yes. Optimum race car design for entertainment is basic and has always been the same. You need more power than grip and you need more mechanical grip than aero grip. It is that simple. I first read that in the late 70s and it is just as true today.

    That is why the turbos were great. They had so much power that the drivers struggled not to unstick the rears regardless what they did. There were reports of drivers having wheelspin in 5th gear at times.

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:46

    he overtook someone at some point, i saw it. i know i did. he had an okay race i think.

    A burnt out car reversing into the pitlane? That was very dangerous!! Vettel nearly smacked it. Major squirm. So so dangerous!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:47

    A burnt out car reversing into the pitlane? That was very dangerous!! Vettel nearly smacked it. Major squirm. So so dangerous!

    There were a lot of people in comments unhappy about how it was handled

  • Alison31/07/2011 at 22:48

    There were a lot of people in comments unhappy about how it was handled

    It was one thing when it was sat at the side, totally another when you move it into the road and start wheeling it into a narrow pit exit while the world champion is trying to get out!?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 22:57

    Steven, I just saw that Eli Manning signed for $90 million with the Colts. That's $663 per second he's on the field.

    O.O

  • Mr C31/07/2011 at 22:57

    Steven, I just saw that Eli Manning signed for $90 million with the Colts. That's $663 per second he's on the field.

    he could almost afford sky tv!

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 22:58

    he could almost afford sky tv!

    hehe

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:58

    Steven, I just saw that Eli Manning signed for $90 million with the Colts. That's $663 per second he's on the field.

    He's worth every penny

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 22:58

    he could almost afford sky tv!

    :D

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 22:59

    He's worth every penny

    I knew you'd say that! :)

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 23:00

    I knew you'd say that! :)

    Quarterbacks should be able to run their own offence without someone telling them what to do

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 23:00

    Steven, I just saw that Eli Manning signed for $90 million with the Colts. That's $663 per second he's on the field.

    How many seasons?

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 23:02

    How many seasons?

    Looks like 5 years, but I'm still lookin'.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 23:03

    Looks like 5 years, but I'm still lookin'.

    He is already 35. I hope he doesn't turn out to be a Schumacher

  • jpancoast31/07/2011 at 23:14

    He is already 35. I hope he doesn't turn out to be a Schumacher

    CNN/SI says he "took a long term deal for less money" to give the Colts some cap room.

    I sure wish _I_ could take deal for "less money" and still come up with (possibly) $90 mil!

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 23:16

    CNN/SI says he "took a long term deal for less money" to give the Colts some cap room.

    That's very generous of him. Of course it means they can afford better players for him to chuck the ball at

    I sure wish _I_ could take deal for "less money" and still come up with (possibly) $90 mil!

    Me too

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 23:22

    That's very generous of him. Of course it means they can afford better players for him to chuck the ball at

    Oh my god it's Peyton, not Eli, and he gets $69 million of it to be paid in the first 3 years with the Colts. I swear the news anchor said Eli.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 23:23

    Oh my god it's Peyton, not Eli, and he gets $69 million of it to be paid in the first 3 years with the Colts. I swear the news anchor said Eli.

    WHen I started hunting for the story I typed Eli and couldn't understand why I did it as it was obviously Peyton

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 23:28

    WHen I started hunting for the story I typed Eli and couldn't understand why I did it as it was obviously Peyton

    Those unfortunate supremely talented, mega rich brothers. Everyone gets their names mixed up. :)

  • jpancoast31/07/2011 at 23:32

    Those unfortunate supremely talented, mega rich brothers. Everyone gets their names mixed up. :)

    There's a third brother, too :)

    He doesn't play though, had something wrong with his back and had to stop playing and couldn't go into the NFL.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 23:35

    There's a third brother, too :)

    And their father Archie was also an NFL quarterback