Welcome to Wednesday! It's the last day of March already, and I can't quite believe it. Still, there's no time to relax as F1 is moving straight on from Australia to Malaysia, and back to back racing means busy, busy times! Here are a couple of things we're talking about:

  • Renault have given a fabulous insight into the goings on back at the factory as the team prepare for the next race. They're talking about new updates to the car and their hopes for improved downforce. It looks like this is the first part of several posts, which is great news.
  • Manipe has another take on the boring/non-boring race debate, which is about tyres and the requirement for stopping to change compounds. It's an interesting idea, but my one concern is that the racing has been all about tyres in 2010, so if you take that out of the equation, what are you left with?
  • The McLaren debate is another that is rumbling on - two sides of the garage and whether they get on or not. James Allen had a balanced look at both sides of the argument, and I covered it a little in F1 Minute as well.
  • Also, this is a rather fabulous photo for F1 Big Picture to celebrate a moment in history of the Malaysian GP. Finally, if you haven't seen it already, a quick reminder of how we cover the build up to each race in photos.

That should do it for now. I'm still having a rather stressful week, but I'm just grateful it's a four day weekend soon. I will see you in the comments.

649 responses

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 23:11

    Wow - the end of March already!! Soon it'll be Christmas again...

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 23:13

    Nice warm fuzzy story folks, this made me feel nice inside:

    http://pressdog.typepad.com/dogblog/2010/03/junqueira-will-go-fazzt-at-indy.html

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:30

    have i ever mentioned how much i (heart) joe? poor chap has just been talking for hours.

    i tried to get a shoutout for amy into the podcast, but i couldn't really make it work. i like the idea of her transcribing her own name, so i'll try it next time. couldn't quite get steven's question in either, but won't forget it.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:33

    have i ever mentioned how much i (heart) joe? poor chap has just been talking for hours.

    i can imagine you'd be chatting away and then 2 hours later go "oh yeah, this is meant to be a podcast" ;)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 23:33

    i tried to get a shoutout for amy into the podcast, but i couldn't really make it work. i like the idea of her transcribing her own name, so i'll try it next time. couldn't quite get steven's question in either, but won't forget it.

    You have to go where the conversation takes you

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:38

    i can imagine you'd be chatting away and then 2 hours later go "oh yeah, this is meant to be a podcast" ;)

    i should say a big #sorrychristine for talking past midnight. i may as well go buy milkybar now :D

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:40

    You have to go where the conversation takes you

    it's been a month since the london meet, so there was plenty to cover. probably won't get edited tonight because it's quite a long show. first thing tomorrow evening though certainly.

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:43

    has paddock life been discussed?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/82525

    came out yesterday, but i've only just got to it. i like that red bull are extending their engineering efforts beyond the OU podcast they did and are now visting schools.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 23:45

    i should say a big #sorrychristine for talking past midnight. i may as well go buy milkybar now :D

    :D

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 23:47

    has paddock life been discussed?

    Haven't seen any discussion. It seems like since teams agreed to cut their costs back they are finding new areas to get involved in.

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:52

    Haven't seen any discussion. It seems like since teams agreed to cut their costs back they are finding new areas to get involved in.

    renault have their new engineering scheme too. i'm liking the outreach.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:53

    renault have their new engineering scheme too. i'm liking the outreach.

    i dont think its new new, they're just advertising it a bit more.

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:53

    i cannot believe heikki blagged himself a PR golf match:

    Early morning today in KL, gonna play 18 holes with @rubarrichello and @aussie_grit in bridgestone event, tee off at 7.55 local time!

    http://twitter.com/H_Kovalainen/status/11332635203

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:53

    i dont think its new new, they're just advertising it a bit more.

    the OU course was new though wasn't it? or have they just gone multimedia?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:54

    the OU course was new though wasn't it? or have they just gone multimedia?

    renault and OU? this i dont know about?

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:55

    renault and OU? this i dont know about?

    ahh, cross purposes. i meant RBR.

    the renault scheme is new too though, no?

  • lou30/03/2010 at 23:56

    Hey all

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:56

    the renault scheme is new too though, no?

    no apparently thats a few years old, they just hadnt publisied it at all.

    wow i cant spell publicied

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:56

    Hey all

    hello :) tired?

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:57

    no apparently thats a few years old, they just hadnt publisied it at all.

    "The Renault F1 Team and Altran today launched the seventh season of a unique competition..."

    i really should try and read more :)

  • lou30/03/2010 at 23:57

    hello :) tired?

    yeah really really tired. But I've had a perfect day, have I ever said how much I love lukeh? :)

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:57

    "The Renault F1 Team and Altran today launched the seventh season of a unique competition..."

    i really should try and read more :)

    there ya go ;)

    don't worry, happens to the best of us

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:58

    Hey all

    yesterday kathi, today lou. this nightshift is catching on.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 23:58

    yeah really really tired. But I've had a perfect day, have I ever said how much I love lukeh? :)

    loooooooooooooots but its nice to hear anyway :)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 23:58

    Hey all

    You made it home then?

  • me30/03/2010 at 23:59

    yeah really really tired. But I've had a perfect day, have I ever said how much I love lukeh? :)

    is there a lot of love in the room?

  • lou30/03/2010 at 23:59

    yesterday kathi, today lou. this nightshift is catching on.

    I've been around late at night before ya'know lol it helps when you come back from London though ;)

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:00

    You made it home then?

    yep, so so so tired, but very happy

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:00

    I've been around late at night before ya'know lol it helps when you come back from London though ;)

    you don't normally arrive after midnight, you normally forget to go to bed.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:01

    is there a lot of love in the room?

    hehehe not in this exact room.... As em is laying down feeling kinda ill again :( but three hours waiting in the cold didn't do any of us any good.

    Can someone pray the trains don't strike please? I want there to be a meetup :(

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:02

    Can someone pray the trains don't strike please? I want there to be a meetup :(

    can do.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:03

    you don't normally arrive after midnight, you normally forget to go to bed.

    aahhh yes, fair enough. It's your fault, you are a bad influence ;)

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:03

    aahhh yes, fair enough. It's your fault, you are a bad influence ;)

    #blamesteven

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:05

    can do.

    thank you :)

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:06

    hehehe not in this exact room.... As em is laying down feeling kinda ill again :( but three hours waiting in the cold didn't do any of us any good.

    You should have banned her from London if it makes her ill

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:07

    #blamesteven

    hehehe

    Oh I decided I really need some for of Internet friendly phone.. Commnting today was a nightmare.

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:07

    have you seen this btw lou?

    Sub Req: In a series of new articles, one of our photographers explains the good and the bad of shooting at each Formula 1 venue, and highlights their three favourite images of the weekend so far. First up is Albert Park, Melbourne

    http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2700

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:07

    You should have banned her from London if it makes her ill

    she was okay this morning.... As was the weather lol

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:08

    Oh.my.goodness.

    The BBC just did an advert advertising EU Insurance cards?!?

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:10

    Sub Req: In a series of new articles, one of our photographers explains the good and the bad of shooting at each Formula 1 venue, and highlights their three favourite images of the weekend so far. First up is Albert Park, Melbourne

    wow!!!!!! No sadly not :( I don't have a subscription :(

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 00:11

    Digital cameras make photo-taking easy. Not that mine come out well, but I take far too many. Here are those from my holiday in Spain if you are interested.

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 00:12

    have i ever mentioned how much i (heart) joe? poor chap has just been talking for hours.

    Was he still in Australia too?

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:13

    wow!!!!!! No sadly not :( I don't have a subscription :(

    wouldn't that come under research/coursework/something education related?

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:13

    wow!!!!!! No sadly not :( I don't have a subscription :(

    you can buy web subs for a weekend :)

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:13

    Was he still in Australia too?

    yup. if he misses his plane i'm blaming steven.

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 00:14

    Oh I decided I really need some for of Internet friendly phone.. Commnting today was a nightmare.

    Gravity is really helpful on my Nokia.. so easy I was still tweeting through my first holiday day when I ought to have turned it off. :) At least it can only run one app at a time or you'd have suffered my comments too.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:14

    Was he still in Australia too?

    He says he is

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/a-quiet-day-in-melbourne/

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:14

    yup. if he misses his plane i'm blaming steven.

    YAY!

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:14

    YAY!

    :)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 00:14

    Right well that took longer than planned to sort my Picasa things out, so my early night is down the drain. Never mind. :) Its only the year-end stock take tomorrow...

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 00:15

    yup. if he misses his plane i'm blaming steven.

    :-)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 00:15

    ... so I'll see you tomorrow night in time for the VF1 quiz I guess.

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:16

    ... so I'll see you tomorrow night in time for the VF1 quiz I guess.

    night chap.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:16

    ... so I'll see you tomorrow night in time for the VF1 quiz I guess.

    night pat

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:17

    ... so I'll see you tomorrow night in time for the VF1 quiz I guess.

    Night

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:18

    wouldn't that come under research/coursework/something education related?

    i'll try talk to mum, see what she says. I neeed to read that article....

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:19

    i'll try talk to mum, see what she says. I neeed to read that article....

    you can buy plus subs for a month or for a weekend, depends how many articles and how often i guess

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:20

    you can buy plus subs for a month or for a weekend, depends how many articles and how often i guess

    i didn't know they did it for weekends. that's a great idea.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:21

    Right, I'm not tired but I'm up early in the morning and I've just heard lukeh got home safe and promises to come to the sidepodmeetup so all is good. Will chat to my rents about the autosport thing. Night! xx

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:21

    i didn't know they did it for weekends. that's a great idea.

    only discovered by accident on sunday, it should come up again on friday

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:21

    Right, I'm not tired but I'm up early in the morning and I've just heard lukeh got home safe and promises to come to the sidepodmeetup so all is good. Will chat to my rents about the autosport thing. Night! xx

    night lou

    #whensthedate

    #williamswedding

  • lou31/03/2010 at 00:21

    you can buy plus subs for a month or for a weekend, depends how many articles and how often i guess

    sounds perfect!!!

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:22

    Right, I'm not tired but I'm up early in the morning and I've just heard lukeh got home safe and promises to come to the sidepodmeetup so all is good. Will chat to my rents about the autosport thing. Night! xx

    night lou.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:22

    Right, I'm not tired but I'm up early in the morning and I've just heard lukeh got home safe and promises to come to the sidepodmeetup so all is good. Will chat to my rents about the autosport thing. Night! xx

    Night

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:34

    from tony dodgins:

    Someone asked Richard Branson whether an association with cars whose wings fall off and whose petrol tanks aren't quite big enough is the sort of thing you're looking for as an airline boss!

    http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2706

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:36

    Abracadabra?

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:37

    heheheh:

    Mark Webber just hit me with a golf ball. Motorsport is dangerous!

    http://twitter.com/andystobart/status/11337528842

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:37

    Abracadabra?

    You made it. Someone posted duck pics yesterday. Gimme a second to see if I can find it

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:38

    Nick can't object to these. You get two in a teacup.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/10-animals-in-teacups

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:39

    Nick can't object to these. You get two in a teacup.

    http://www.buz...10-animals-in-teacups

    Awwwww! Want!!

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:42

    Mark Webber just hit me with a golf ball. Motorsport is dangerous!

    :D

    I remember Nigel Roebuck writing a piece about going out on the circuit to watch a practise session with Keke Rosberg. Can't remember why he wasn't driving. Since they had good passes they were standing right against the armco. They were both smokers and had their heads down lighting their cigarettes when someone locked their brakes up and slammed into the barrier right in front of them with the wing going straight under it. Rosberg turned to Roebuck and said "Frank (Williams) keeps telling me smoking is bad for my health. Could be he is right"

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:42

    Awwwww! Want!!

    What a surprise

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:46

    I just really want my wages..... I have managed to become £2.36 overdrawn because of stupid skype. Pay me now please :(

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:47

    I just really want my wages..... I have managed to become £2.36 overdrawn because of stupid skype. Pay me now please :(

    Skype is free

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:49

    "Frank (Williams) keeps telling me smoking is bad for my health. Could be he is right"

    :D

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:49

    Skype is free

    Not if you use it to make international calls. It took it upon itself to auto-topup my account despite 1000 times I keep cancelling that..... If I get charged for my stupid overdraft I'm gonna be mega angry!

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:50

    this is awesome, i have to sleep, but i want to follow:

    Had a birdie already .what about you mr @H_Kovalainen ?

    http://twitter.com/rubarrichello/status/11338100835

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:50

    Not if you use it to make international calls. It took it upon itself to auto-topup my account despite 1000 times I keep cancelling that..... If I get charged for my stupid overdraft I'm gonna be mega angry!

    it is if the other person has skype too, surely?

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:51

    Not if you use it to make international calls. It took it upon itself to auto-topup my account despite 1000 times I keep cancelling that..... If I get charged for my stupid overdraft I'm gonna be mega angry!

    I assume Nick doesn't have Skype at his end. In that case it's his fault and he should pay

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:51

    it is if the other person has skype too, surely?

    Yeah yeah. I use it to make paid calls to Nick's mobile though. It's pretty cheap but there is a charge.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:51

    this is awesome, i have to sleep, but i want to follow:

    I love the way the drivers have adopted twitter

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:52

    I assume Nick doesn't have Skype at his end. In that case it's his fault and he should pay

    it's a free install, why would he not? you can get it on android too.

    http://www.skype.com/download/skype/android/

    then it's a free phone, inside your phone.

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:52

    Yeah yeah. I use it to make paid calls to Nick's mobile though. It's pretty cheap but there is a charge.

    unless he's changed his mobile, this won't cost you anything: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/android/

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:53

    then it's a free phone, inside your phone.

    #nick=busted

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:54

    #nick=busted

    ahh, was just trying to be helpful.

    nothing to see here alison.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:54

    then it's a free phone, inside your phone.

    I use it on my mobile. I didn't realise he could get an app too. I might actually kill him now. We do use skype at home but I dunno we're both busy running around places....

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:54

    I use it on my mobile. I didn't realise he could get an app too. I might actually kill him now.

    oh bugger

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:55

    oh bugger

    :D

    It's okay. I was already angry.... He made me throw chocolate in the bin :P

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:55

    I love the way the drivers have adopted twitter

    i'm wondering what we did without it.

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:56

    It's okay. I was already angry.... He made me throw chocolate in the bin :P

    all the way from dubai? that's quite some power

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:56

    Is Clare head of communications at williams? whats her job title?

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:57

    Is Clare head of communications at williams? whats her job title?

    liam is her boss. she doesn't appear to have a proper title. why?

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:57

    all the way from dubai? that's quite some power

    He made me feel sick. I didn't want it anymore.... You know that way he has with words.... ;)

  • me31/03/2010 at 00:57

    Is Clare head of communications at williams? whats her job title?

    ...and it's claire ;)

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:57

    It's okay. I was already angry.... He made me throw chocolate in the bin :P

    How? Why?

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:58

    He made me feel sick. I didn't want it anymore.... You know that way he has with words.... ;)

    Couldn't you have kept it for later

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:59

    Couldn't you have kept it for later

    Yeah I guess so. I'm kinda impulsive like that.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:59

    liam is her boss. she doesn't appear to have a proper title. why?

    Want a month doing media stuff at a team once term finishes, stand a better chance of getting something if i get the head honcho. am emailing bpl too. found liams email so all is well :D

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 00:59

    ...and it's claire ;)

    appologies :D

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:00

    Want a month doing media stuff at a team once term finishes, stand a better chance of getting something if i get the head honcho. am emailing bpl too. found liams email so all is well :D

    tweet them too.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:00

    tweet them too.

    saying what exactly?

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:00

    stand a better chance of getting something if i get the head honcho

    the man you're after, that's frank :)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:01

    the man you're after, that's frank :)

    hahaha.

    Do you think its as simple as [email protected] ahaha

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:01

    saying what exactly?

    just what you said. they'll probably read that last comment via google alerts anyhow. same as we have alerts for f1 minute, sidepodcast and christine blachford.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:02

    just what you said. they'll probably read that last comment via google alerts anyhow. same as we have alerts for f1 minute, sidepodcast and christine blachford.

    aha ok.

    http://twitpic.com/1ava09

    nuff said

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:02

    nuff said

    you have to open it up in new tab, caption is the best bit

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:02

    nuff said

    :)

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:02

    Want a month doing media stuff at a team once term finishes, stand a better chance of getting something if i get the head honcho. am emailing bpl too. found liams email so all is well :D

    Matt Bishop at McLaren

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:03

    Matt Bishop at McLaren

    yeah i'll try the others once i hear back from the these 2, they are my closest.

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:03

    Matt Bishop at McLaren

    good call. also gascoyne, but at least three times.

    don't tell BPL you've been dreaming about him though ;)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:04

    don't tell BPL you've been dreaming about him though ;)

    #ihateyou

    #notasdodgyasitsounds

    I think i was awake at the time, which makes it day dreaming, which makes it oh so much worse

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:04

    yeah i'll try the others once i hear back from the these 2, they are my closest.

    Don't forget Stuart used to work with Bishop

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:04

    I think i was awake at the time, which makes it day dreaming, which makes it oh so much worse

    hehe. bless ya.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:04

    yeah i'll try the others once i hear back from the these 2, they are my closest.

    and favouritest.

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 01:05

    good call. also gascoyne, but at least three times.

    Seeing as how he made that public, you'd best make it four

    ;)

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:05

    and favouritest.

    which one of the two is your most favourite?

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:06

    Seeing as how he made that public, you'd best make it four

    ;)

    damnit. now 5.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:06

    Tell Renault Flav promised you a job

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:07

    which one of the two is your most favourite?

    umm. hard to say.

    I think Williams does a better job of keeping fans updated through twitter and such, but renault with the fan blog thing is pretty cool too.

    I think Renault edge it just, but only because bpl is awesome and was totally helpful when i met him

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:07

    Tell Renault Flav promised you a job

    I think thats guarenteed to work against me

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:08

    I think thats guarenteed to work against me

    what about: "i'd like to become a wedding planner, now can i please see your simulator?"

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:08

    what about: "i'd like to become a wedding planner, now can i please see your simulator?"

    ooh i like

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:09

    what about: "i'd like to become a wedding planner, now can i please see your simulator?"

    Give me work for a month and I will guarantee you a wedding

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:09

    what about: "i'd like to become a wedding planner, now can i please see your simulator?"

    I do wanna check out Renaults Young Driver bit though, there was loads of photos and such on the FR3.5 media site last season but now they're all gone which is a pain

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:09

    Give me work for a month and I will guarantee you a wedding

    :D

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:09

    what about: "i'd like to become a wedding planner, now can i please see your simulator?"

    Will you ever forget about that simulator?

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:10

    Will you ever forget about that simulator?

    NEVER

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:10

    Give me work for a month and I will guarantee you a wedding

    Yeah?

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:10

    Will you ever forget about that simulator?

    i'm temped by the fruit of another...

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/30/a-lap-of-malaysia-with-mark-webber/

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:10

    Will you ever forget about that simulator?

    How can you forget about the simulator. It's like a computer game on steroids

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:10

    Yeah?

    Yours or lou's

    sorted

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:10

    Yeah?

    Lou and Lukeh

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 01:11

    Anyone know if there's any truth in this..?

    @shagers

    The car that Lewis Hamilton was driving, that got impounded on Fri is being auctioned now, rumor is it'll go for more than original price.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:11

    Yours or lou's

    We just had an epic fight over a chocolate bar. I vote not me.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:11

    For bored people THe Grid is just starting on CHannel 4. Saw it last week and it was entertaining

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:12

    For bored people THe Grid is just starting on CHannel 4. Saw it last week and it was entertaining

    but that means getting out of bed. boo

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:12

    Anyone know if there's any truth in this..?

    yeah, it was a loaner. proceeds going to charity.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:12

    Anyone know if there's any truth in this..?

    Presumably it belonged to Mercedes so they are maybe trying to turn it into some good publicity and sell it for charity

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 01:13

    Anyone know if there's any truth in this..?

    @shagers

    The car that Lewis Hamilton was driving, that got impounded on Fri is being auctioned now, rumor is it'll go for more than original price.

    Found it and the answer is yes

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/lewis-hamiltons-notorious-mercedes-benz-to-be-sold-at-auction-today/story-e6frf7jo-1225847712187

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 01:13

    cheers

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:15

    Anyone know if there's any truth in this..?

    "Whats this?"

    *Mercedes SLR, Worn Tyres, Used Engine*

    "ah not worth it"

    *Lewis Hamiltons*

    "oh its definitely worth more than a brand new one"

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 01:17

    So does this mean we now have free reign with the word "hoon" or is it already out of fashion?

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:17

    Claire is tweeting pictures of Jenson on a grid.

    Is there some race I don't know about?

    http://twitpic.com/1c2nl4

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:17

    So does this mean we now have free reign with the word "hoon" or is it already out of fashion?

    I don't even know what it means? I presume some kind of erratic driving....

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:18

    So does this mean we now have free reign with the word "hoon" or is it already out of fashion?

    i'd swear i've been using the phrase "hooning around the track" for the past three years. i just didn't know it came from australia.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:18

    So does this mean we now have free reign with the word "hoon" or is it already out of fashion?

    Unless the word has "Jeff" before it then no.

    I heard hoon-gate many times over the weekend

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 01:23

    #nick=busted

    ahh, was just trying to be helpful.

    nothing to see here alison.

    Tsk tsk, Mr C. :P

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 01:23

    I use it on my mobile. I didn't realise he could get an app too. I might actually kill him now.

    oh bugger

    VERY tsk tsk, Mr C. :P

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 01:24

    Want a month doing media stuff at a team once term finishes, stand a better chance of getting something if i get the head honcho. am emailing bpl too. found liams email so all is well :D

    Try emailing Joe, see if he has any contacts too. ;)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:24

    Try emailing Joe, see if he has any contacts too. ;)

    not a bad shout. thanks :)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:25

    VERY tsk tsk, Mr C. :P

    however, he has just saved her amount of money!

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 01:25

    @shagers

    The car that Lewis Hamilton was driving, that got impounded on Fri is being auctioned now, rumor is it'll go for more than original price.

    Well, I guess people like d....ds' cars, after all. :D

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 01:25

    We just had an epic fight over a chocolate bar. I vote not me.

    :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 01:26

    hoon-gate

    This would make me headbutt a wall

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 01:26

    VERY tsk tsk, Mr C. :P

    however, he has just saved her amount of money!

    True, but love... love! That is priceless. :D

    #hopelessromantic

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:26

    however, he has just saved her amount of money!

    It's really not very expensive.... I was just annoyed they auto topped up my account and made me overdrawn the day before payday! I'm sure Nick spends a small fortune calling me!

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:27

    True, but love... love! That is priceless. :D

    Awwww how cute!

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:28

    It's really not very expensive.... I was just annoyed they auto topped up my account and made me overdrawn the day before payday! I'm sure Nick spends a small fortune calling me!

    and it coud have been free. pah.

    i never autotop up for that reason, just make sure i have the right amount of money for whatever im doing, but then the only non skype-skype calls i make are to drivers for interviews, so i know roughly how much i sohuld need

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:29

    i never autotop up for that reason, just make sure i have the right amount of money for whatever im doing, but then the only non skype-skype calls i make are to drivers for interviews, so i know roughly how much i sohuld need

    I turned it off before. I think last time I topped it up, it turned itself back on and I didn't notice :(

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:29

    You know how I said Mclaren wasn't very close?

    Turns out its the closest.

    I really should learn more UK geography

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:30

    You know how I said Mclaren wasn't very close?

    You could stay at Nick's house. He lives there.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 01:30

    You could stay at Nick's house. He lives there.

    Nick lives in Dubai?

    Dubai = not in Surrey

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:32

    hehe. claire and christine = same person:

    I want to say that's vettel but knowing me I'm probably wrong!

    http://twitpic.com/1c2qki

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:32

    Dubai = not in Surrey

    His dad has a house in Surrey.

  • me31/03/2010 at 01:35

    hehe. claire and christine = same person:

    although i'd be worried if claire confuses the bmw and the williams.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:37

    If I'm supposed to get paid today, when should I expect money?

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:38

    If I'm supposed to get paid today, when should I expect money?

    Today?

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:39

    Today?

    But now is today. I have no money. I'm sure I've managed to get wages out an ATM on a night out before.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:43

    But now is today. I have no money. I'm sure I've managed to get wages out an ATM on a night out before.

    Most companies transfer the money early to guarantee it is there on time. They should be able to make an immediate transfer into your account.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:46

    Most companies transfer the money early to guarantee it is there on time. They should be able to make an immediate transfer into your account.

    Why is it not here?

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:47

    Why is it not here?

    I guess they didn't transfer it in time

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 01:48

    I guess they didn't transfer it in time

    Oh okay so it wouldn't be intentional for it not to be here. I wanted to get all my bills paid before I went to work and ended up forgetting....

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:51

    Oh okay so it wouldn't be intentional for it not to be here. I wanted to get all my bills paid before I went to work and ended up forgetting....

    Unlikely to be intentional. It happens to all companies at some time or other

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 01:53

    this is awesome, i have to sleep, but i want to follow:

    I literally squealed when I saw that. I decided that in my fantasy land Heikki and Rubens are BFFs after Heikki tweeted him about his qualifying, and the evidence is stacking up.

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 01:54

    So does this mean we now have free reign with the word "hoon" or is it already out of fashion?

    When we saw Whitmarsh on Sunday he made a joke about how he learned a new word this weekend because he'd never heard of hooning before either :D

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 01:57

    I literally squealed when I saw that. I decided that in my fantasy land Heikki and Rubens are BFFs after Heikki tweeted him about his qualifying, and the evidence is stacking up.

    :D

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 02:00

    Sleep for me.

    Night all

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 02:01

    Most companies transfer the money early to guarantee it is there on time. They should be able to make an immediate transfer into your account.

    In our case, it's usually not transferred until the overnight job is finished, so that's around 6 AM.

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 02:02

    Night all

    Night Jon.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 02:03

    Night Jonny

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 02:04

    Night Jonny

    i suppose Ally dosen't annoy you?

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 02:05

    i suppose Ally dosen't annoy you?

    Not particularly no. Sorry.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 02:05

    Not particularly no. Sorry.

    hmmm.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 02:06

    Night Jon

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 02:08

    #nothere

    http://twitpic.com/p3ryp

    DT's new car

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 02:12

    My boss has taken to calling me Alice which was semi-annoying for a while but I'm pretty used to it now.

  • Leigh O'Gorman31/03/2010 at 02:27

    http://twitpic.com/p3ryp

    DT's new car

    very swish indeed

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 04:14

    Morning everyone :)

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 04:15

    My boss has taken to calling me Alice which was semi-annoying for a while but I'm pretty used to it now.

    But you are the son of Alice?

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 04:48

    Mooorning :)

    I am enjoying my brand new sleeping routine. I feel very refreshed :D

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 05:08

    I am enjoying my brand new sleeping routine. I feel very refreshed :D

    That's good! What is it?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 05:08

    I am going on a hunt for purple shoes

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 05:09

    That's good! What is it?

    Well I went to bed nice and early. I did wake up in the middle of the night but I read my book then had another nap and now I've woken up in plenty of time for work.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 05:10

    On a more negative side, I haven't been paid :(

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 05:11

    I am going on a hunt for purple shoes

    I never saw a purple cow;

    I never hope to see one;

    but I can tell you anyhow;

    I'd rather see than be one!

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 05:13

    Well I went to bed nice and early. I did wake up in the middle of the night but I read my book then had another nap and now I've woken up in plenty of time for work.

    I woke up at 4:30 this morning. There was quite the rain storm going on. I thought about going back to bed... but I couldn't somehow.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 05:26

    I woke up at 4:30 this morning. There was quite the rain storm going on. I thought about going back to bed... but I couldn't somehow.

    Awww I'm enjoying being awake in the morning. I've got a lot sorted out. I've mainly been harrasing my bank this morning.

  • Manipe31/03/2010 at 05:33

    Hi Christine, I thought I'd give you my reasoning why bringing an end to mandatory pitstops will actually make tyres more of an issue during races (As discussed previously here: http://mf1.ie/b/a/20/)

    Making drivers not have to stop for tyres wouldn't stop tyres playing a huge role. What is needed is for the soft tyre to be so much quicker than the hard over a single lap, that it is absolutely essential for qualifying (and hence the top ten start on it), but that it won't comfortably be able to last the race.

    We would then see drivers outside the top ten start on the hard, which would comfortably be able to last the distance, and so we'd have half the field on poor tyres after lap 15 say, and the other half on slower but more durable tyres. I think this would mean tyres would have more of a say than they currently do during the races. However, it mightn't have worked well in Oz had it been dry since the soft tyre was able to last the distance.

    As we saw in Bahrain, the current regime of mandating a pitstop is actually making things more predictable. There is no spontaneity since we know all driver must pit at some stage. I think there was some suspense during the middle of the Australian GP as we wondered whether Button, Kubica, Massa and Alonso would pit. Even that was more exciting than seeing cars dive into the pits in Bahrain once Hamilton had set the ball rolling.

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 06:02

    We would then see drivers outside the top ten start on the hard, which would comfortably be able to last the distance, and so we'd have half the field on poor tyres after lap 15 say, and the other half on slower but more durable tyres. I think this would mean tyres would have more of a say than they currently do during the races. However, it mightn't have worked well in Oz had it been dry since the soft tyre was able to last the distance.

    Wouldn't the ones that wanted a top 10 place use the soft in Q1 and Q2 and then all use a hard in Q3?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 06:03

    Oh my god total purple shoe success. I needed colourful high tops for work tomorrow and i jokingly said id go see if purple high tops exist nearby. And they do! For cheap at the nike outlet store!

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 06:33

    Oh my god total purple shoe success. I needed colourful high tops for work tomorrow and i jokingly said id go see if purple high tops exist nearby. And they do! For cheap at the nike outlet store!

    hurrah

  • paul31/03/2010 at 06:34

    Purple shoes?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 07:09

    hurrah

    they look like this

  • paul31/03/2010 at 07:10

    they look like this

    They look like racing shoes.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 07:32

    they look like this

    They look a bit red in the top picture.

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 07:33

    They look a bit red in the top picture.

    neither picture is quite true to the colour, the bottom one is much closer though. I wonder if I will ever get to wear them again after tomorrow :D

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 07:34

    Hi Christine, I thought I'd give you my reasoning why bringing an end to mandatory pitstops will actually make tyres more of an issue during races (As discussed previously here: http://mf1.ie/b/a/20/)

    Thanks Manipe. I am totally confused by the tyre strategies so far this year and I hate that F1 is all about them now. But you have convinced me :)

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 08:08

    Morning all. In 24 hours I will be on a plane to the UK ;9

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 08:09

    Morning all. In 24 hours I will be on a plane to the UK ;9

    Wooo! Although... it's quite rainy.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 08:11

    Morning all. In 24 hours I will be on a plane to the UK ;9

    Wooo! Although... it's quite rainy.

    Well it's rainy and cold in Denmark too ;)

    I'm thinking of visiting Chatsworth House, Meadowhall and the Donington Collection while based in Nottingham. When we go to London I have left it to Mrs. Goat to decide what we do...

  • paul31/03/2010 at 08:14

    I just bought fish and chips and I think they gave me enough chips for about 20 people

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 08:14

    I just bought fish and chips and I think they gave me enough chips for about 20 people

    how far away from Melbourne are you? #hungry ;)

  • paul31/03/2010 at 08:15

    how far away from Melbourne are you? #hungry ;)

    :D too far. I'm in Warrnambool now. I tried to throw the Castrol Rankings from the great ocean road for Christine.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 08:16

    I didn't know Men & Motors was disappearing. Last day today.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 08:16

    :D too far. I'm in Warrnambool now. I tried to throw the Castrol Rankings from the great ocean road for Christine.

    Oooh, cheers. I don't think it worked, but appreciate the effort :)

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 08:16

    I didn't know Men & Motors was disappearing. Last day today.

    Awww :(

  • paul31/03/2010 at 08:24

    I like this motel. it has a free laundry, and the wifi router is in my room. How silly are these people?! :-)

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 08:41

    Oh Crimson Taurine, your nectar hath been calling me all week. I cannot resist your temptations any more!

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 08:53

    GRR... My Danish Family have given us a shopping list of things to get for them while in the UK GRRR

    It is:

    A Nintendo DSi

    Converse Hi-Tops for kids

    Hanna Montana clothing (various items)

    :(

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 08:54

    Morning :)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 08:56

    Hanna Montana clothing (various items)

    Ahh, that'll be fun to buy!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 08:56

    Morning :)

    Morning.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 08:57

    Hanna Montana clothing (various items)

    Ahh, that'll be fun to buy!

    It is amazing how peer pressure and social groups can change and influence someone's thinking.

    My 6-year old niece used to like the simple things but as soon as she got to school it was all Hello Kitty, Nintendo and Hanna Montana!

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:01

    I was just trying to prove to someone that the whole internet knows I'm a Heikki fan, and it turns out if you google "sorryamy" and "heikki" together you get 396 results :D

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:03

    I was just trying to prove to someone that the whole internet knows I'm a Heikki fan, and it turns out if you google "sorryamy" and "heikki" together you get 396 results :D

    Yay!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:03

    It is amazing how peer pressure and social groups can change and influence someone's thinking.

    Best way not to get picked on is to like what other people like.

  • paul31/03/2010 at 09:03

    Yikes. Amy is from the internet now

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:04

    Yay!

    I am writing a blog post about my run-ins with him :D

  • paul31/03/2010 at 09:04

    My 6-year old niece used to like the simple things but as soon as she got to school it was all Hello Kitty, Nintendo and Hanna Montana!

    You could be like me. I used to buy my neices racing car and cycling stuff when they were little :D

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:05

    It is amazing how peer pressure and social groups can change and influence someone's thinking.

    Best way not to get picked on is to like what other people like.

    Totally. Then when you get to uni it becomes cool to dislike what everyone likes ;)

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:05

    My 6-year old niece used to like the simple things but as soon as she got to school it was all Hello Kitty, Nintendo and Hanna Montana!

    You could be like me. I used to buy my neices racing car and cycling stuff when they were little :D

    I keep trying ;)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:07

    I am writing a blog post about my run-ins with him :D

    Double yay!

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:08

    So about the pub meetup thing - after I finish work today I will have sporadic internet access. Can I email someone my mobile number and if it happens someone lets me know about it?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:08

    Double yay!

    I am saving the rest of the stories from the trip for my guest post. You can expect it around November ;)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:09

    I am saving the rest of the stories from the trip for my guest post. You can expect it around November ;)

    Wow, that soon?

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:09

    Totally. Then when you get to uni it becomes cool to dislike what everyone likes ;)

    Life is so confusing :)

  • paul31/03/2010 at 09:09

    I am saving the rest of the stories from the trip for my guest post. You can expect it around November ;)

    On time then. I'm glad you are doing it.

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:10

    Wow, that soon?

    I did not specify it would be 2010.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:10

    On time then. I'm glad you are doing it.

    Don't think you have got away with it that easily.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:10

    I did not specify it would be 2010.

    Ahh, good point.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:11

    Did you guys see the Lotus Podcast has been posted - it's hosted by Super Ted again :D

  • paul31/03/2010 at 09:12

    Don't think you have got away with it that easily.

    Didn't we cover it in the voicemail? I could tell you about the visit to the mclaren pit again :D

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 09:13

    *opens google reader up*

    *looks at unread stuff*

    I shall see you guys with amy's post in November.

  • me31/03/2010 at 09:14

    I shall see you guys with amy's post in November.

    november eh? 2011?

  • me31/03/2010 at 09:15

    Thanks Manipe. I am totally confused by the tyre strategies so far this year and I hate that F1 is all about them now. But you have convinced me :)

    i have a new theory. i wonder if i can stretch it to a blog post or squeeze it into a comment?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 09:15

    november eh? 2011?

    i'm targetting reading it all within the next 2 years ;) I don't usually get loads but there's hundreds and hundreds just from 1 day!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:16

    i have a new theory. i wonder if i can stretch it to a blog post or squeeze it into a comment?

    Blogging is good!

  • me31/03/2010 at 09:17

    Blogging is good!

    should i race amy?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:18

    should i race amy?

    you will win. I will be the Heikki to your Lewis. Or the Jarno to your Heikki.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:19

    Thanks Manipe. I am totally confused by the tyre strategies so far this year and I hate that F1 is all about them now. But you have convinced me :)

    i have a new theory. i wonder if i can stretch it to a blog post or squeeze it into a comment?

    You know what you would say if I said that eh? ;)

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:19

    should i race amy?

    you will win. I will be the Heikki to your Lewis. Or the Jarno to your Heikki.

    Aww that's so sweet :)

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 09:20

    i have a new theory. i wonder if i can stretch it to a blog post or squeeze it into a comment?

    I have a new theory ban tyres in f1... I do think that it might reduce the amount of overtaking though.

  • me31/03/2010 at 09:20

    You know what you would say if I said that eh? ;)

    true

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 09:21

    I've heard of some really wierd musical collabarotions and ideas, but this really takes the biscuit. http://tinyurl.com/yguxrtx

  • me31/03/2010 at 09:23

    I have a new theory ban tyres in f1... I do think that it might reduce the amount of overtaking though.

    f1 travelator?

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:23

    I have a new theory ban tyres in f1... I do think that it might reduce the amount of overtaking though.

    f1 travelator?

    No mate, we need Wipeout. I mean, how awesome was that game? :D

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 09:25

    No mate, we need Wipeout. I mean, how awesome was that game? :D

    Wait hold on... On the weekend we realised that the rain really helps the racing... I propose F1 slip and slide!

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 09:26

    No mate, we need Wipeout. I mean, how awesome was that game? :D

    :D

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:26

    f1 travelator?

    there was a delorean in Melbourne.... I am putting two and two together.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 09:28

    f1 travelator?

    there was a delorean in Melbourne.... I am putting two and two together.

    "It's your kid, Nelson!" cried the Doc. "Something's got to be done about your kid!"

  • me31/03/2010 at 09:28

    Wait hold on... On the weekend we realised that the rain really helps the racing... I propose F1 slip and slide!

    i think maybe the wdc should be decided on a round of swingball.

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:28

    "It's your kid, Nelson!" cried the Doc. "Something's got to be done about your kid!"

    :D :D

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:29

    i think maybe the wdc should be decided on a round of swingball.

    I would have said golf but after learning that Rubens got a birdie and Heikki two bogeys I'm not so sure. #twitterisawesome

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 09:29

    Oooh Christine, you've got me thinking lots now about your Doctor Who spin off blog post.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:29

    Oooh Christine, you've got me thinking lots now about your Doctor Who spin off blog post.

    Wooo :)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:30

    "It's your kid, Nelson!" cried the Doc. "Something's got to be done about your kid!"

    Hehehe.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 09:48

    Wooo :)

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/03/30/your-doctor-who-spin-off/#comment-1410

    tada! :)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 09:51

    tada! :)

    Crikey! Excellent stuff.

  • paul31/03/2010 at 09:55

    I suppose if I was to mention Billie Piper people would laugh.....

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 09:55

    I suppose if I was to mention Billie Piper people would laugh.....

    because we want to.

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 09:56

    Mark Webber just hit me with a golf ball. Motorsport is dangerous!

    http://twitter...rt/status/11337528842 {Comment #67}

    :D

  • lou31/03/2010 at 10:04

    Morning!

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:05

    Morning!

    Morning :)

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:05

    Morning!

    yo

  • lou31/03/2010 at 10:08

    Everyone having a nice day?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:09

    Everyone having a nice day?

    my day was super. I hope the same can be said for all of you back there in the past :D

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 10:10

    Everyone having a nice day? {Comment #275}

    I'm enjoying my nice quiet day, thank you.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:11

    Everyone having a nice day?

    I haven't done very much yet. but I think I need to go to uni. I'm not quite sure.

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 10:11

    Everyone having a nice day?

    A bit mixed for me. Had to deal with an unreadable external HD (thankfully not mine), sent it off to get repaired (and hoping to recover some of the data in there). Otherwise, it's all good. :)

  • lou31/03/2010 at 10:12

    my day was super. I hope the same can be said for all of you back there in the past :D

    im off to see my cousin soon... So it will probably be a good afternoon. Not as good as yesterday, but good enough :)

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:13

    A bit mixed for me. Had to deal with an unreadable external HD (thankfully not mine), sent it off to get repaired (and hoping to recover some of the data in there). Otherwise, it's all good. :)

    Did you try spinrite?

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 10:14

    my day was super. I hope the same can be said for all of you back there in the past

    hehe. entering my 4-day weekend tonight (our long weekend is Thu-Sat, not Fri-Mon). lotsa stuff planned for tomorrow. :)

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 10:16

    Did you try spinrite?

    They did mention something about tools, and I think that's one of them. I left it to the pros to sort out, though. :)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:16

    It's the Boat Race this weekend as well. Easter is a busy sporting time this year!

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:17

    They did mention something about tools, and I think that's one of them. I left it to the pros to sort out, though. :)

    Fair enough.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:19

    It's the Boat Race this weekend as well. Easter is a busy sporting time this year!

    I'm gonna go with either Oxford or Cambridge to get the win there.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 10:20

    It's the Boat Race this weekend as well. Easter is a busy sporting time this year!

    yay! I cambridge is awesome!

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:20

    I'm gonna go with either Oxford or Cambridge to get the win there.

    Oh that boat race

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:22

    It's the Boat Race this weekend as well. Easter is a busy sporting time this year!

    My colleague mentioned that the other day and we thought it was a euphemism for his wife's impending due date...

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:23

    My colleague mentioned that the other day and we thought it was a euphemism for his wife's impending due date...

    The Boat Race?

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:24

    My colleague mentioned that the other day and we thought it was a euphemism for his wife's impending due date...

    The Boat Race?

    Yeah. He said "I'm free for the next couple of weekends and then it's the boat race"...

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:25

    Yeah. He said "I'm free for the next couple of weekends and then it's the boat race"...

    How does that... actually, no, I don't even want to know.

    I can't believe anyone plans their life around the boat race though, it's takes like... ten minutes.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:26

    I can't believe anyone plans their life around the boat race though, it's takes like... ten minutes.

    pure mayhem.

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 10:27

    How does that... actually, no, I don't even want to know.

    I actually know how that works, but I'll say no more. :D

    I can't believe anyone plans their life around the boat race though, it takes like... ten minutes.

    When it's on TV, does it come with previews and analysis? Maybe even a post-race forum? ;)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:27

    I did say 10 minutes of pure mayhem but it only did the last bit!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:27

    When it's on TV, does it come with previews and analysis? Maybe even a post-race forum? ;)

    There's about an hour's build up, I think.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:27

    I actually know how that works, but I'll say no more. :D

    Ignorance is bliss.

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:28

    I can't believe anyone plans their life around the boat race though, it's takes like... ten minutes.

    They cut out all the boring bits?

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:29

    Ignorance is bliss.

    You got that right. My sister is a midwife and she just loves to tell us all about it

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:30

    I did say 10 minutes of pure mayhem but it only did the last bit!

    It is. I love it. The first year I watched someone had been stripped of their medal for leaving to join the Olympics or something. Even rowing has politics.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:30

    Oooh Christine, I forgot to say earlier after replying to your Dr Who post, I mentioned to Lou yesterday how I've been waiting to use a blog entry title for about 5 months now and I finally get to use it on Saturday evening :D

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:31

    Oooh Christine, I forgot to say earlier after replying to your Dr Who post, I mentioned to Lou yesterday how I've been waiting to use a blog entry title for about 5 months now and I finally get to use it on Saturday evening :D

    I'm intrigued!

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:31

    You got that right. My sister is a midwife and she just loves to tell us all about it

    one of my friends is, I have learned not to look at her facebook photos.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:31

    I'm intrigued!

    When you see it, you'll totally understand how much I've been wanting to use it.

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:31

    one of my friends is, I have learned not to look at her facebook photos.

    Um...eeewww (I think)

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:32

    I can't believe anyone plans their life around the boat race though, it's takes like... ten minutes.

    It was to do with a day trip skiing you see.

    How is that different to planning stuff around F1?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:33

    There seems to be lots of promo going on in Malaysia over the last few days. Remind me to go to it all when I am there next year ;)

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 10:34

    How is that different to planning stuff around F1?

    The race is at least 90 minutes. Plus you have a 60-minute quali and 4 hours of FP in total. :)

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 10:35

    There seems to be lots of promo going on in Malaysia over the last few days. Remind me to go to it all when I am there next year

    You're going to Malaysia next year too? Paul said yesterday he might go next year too. Uh-oh... I'm tempted again. :D

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:36

    You're going to Malaysia next year too? Paul said yesterday he might go next year too. Uh-oh... I'm tempted again. :D

    If I'd been just a tad more impulsive on Monday I'd be going this year

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:36

    Your Classic Malaysian Grand Prix: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2010/03/your_classic_grand_prix_race_t_1.html

    Except it's chosen by the BBC and they will continue to use the Legard NPR-voiced version when they have no BBC commentary. FTA:

    You will notice that in two of the races - 2002 and 2003 - we have asked our F1 commentator Jonathan Legard to voice the highlights, and have blended his reportage with Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz's analysis from the live race coverage at the time.

    This is because it is our policy to only use BBC commentators on our F1 coverage, and we do not have the 5 Live commentary from those races for various reasons.

    I know some of you don't like this approach, but I'm afraid there is no prospect of it changing.

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:37

    You're going to Malaysia next year too? Paul said yesterday he might go next year too. Uh-oh... I'm tempted again. :D

    You have to go, I need a guide. Amy spoilt me at Melbourne :-)

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 10:38

    i'd swear i've been using the phrase "hooning around the track" for the past three years. i just didn't know it came from australia. {Comment #145}

    The one time I'd seen it before this weekend was Matt Bishop using the term to describe the Proton Wiras in an informal race between journalists back in 2007. He quickly pointed out this was possible and ethical because the Protons were so slow that even racing them wasn't enough to take the cars anywhere near the local speed limits and they handled so badly that you couldn't do anything particularly dangerous in them!

  • Kathi31/03/2010 at 10:38

    neilcole: Kaj: "Me & Kimi watched the #F1 Aus GP. He fell asleep with 20 laps to go. Don't think he's that interested in it any more"

    oops

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:39

    neilcole: Kaj: "Me & Kimi watched the #F1 Aus GP. He fell asleep with 20 laps to go. Don't think he's that interested in it any more"

    oops

    He's become Niki Lauda!

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:39

    neilcole: Kaj: "Me & Kimi watched the #F1 Aus GP. He fell asleep with 20 laps to go. Don't think he's that interested in it any more"

    oops

    he's a bad Heikki fan!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:39

    How is that different to planning stuff around F1?

    I wasn't being particularly serious.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:39

    neilcole: Kaj: "Me & Kimi watched the #F1 Aus GP. He fell asleep with 20 laps to go. Don't think he's that interested in it any more"

    oops

    Oh dear

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:40

    How is that different to planning stuff around F1?

    I wasn't being particularly serious.

    But the boat race is serious according to my friend ;)

  • Kathi31/03/2010 at 10:41

    he's a bad Heikki fan!

    What timezone is Jordan in?

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 10:42

    But the boat race is serious according to my friend ;)

    I know! I love it.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:42

    What timezone is Jordan in?

    He's in a world of his own...

    ...ohhh, the country.

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:42

    What timezone is Jordan in?

    noooo idea. Did Pamela email you?

  • lou31/03/2010 at 10:43

    Oooh Christine, I forgot to say earlier after replying to your Dr Who post, I mentioned to Lou yesterday how I've been waiting to use a blog entry title for about 5 months now and I finally get to use it on Saturday evening :D

    still can't believe you wouldn't tell me :(

    lol

  • Kathi31/03/2010 at 10:43

    noooo idea. Did Pamela email you?

    Yes she did, thank you

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:44

    But the boat race is serious according to my friend ;)

    I know! I love it.

    It's one of those events where you have to watch it and have no idea why, even though you wouldn't for the rest of the year. Like the Grand National and some others depending on the sports you like (I think Wimbledon and the British GP are included here...)

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 10:45

    I'm thinking of visiting Chatsworth House, Meadowhall and the Donington Collection while based in Nottingham. When we go to London I have left it to Mrs. Goat to decide what we do... {Comment #210}

    Wow! Looks like you're going to be in my area of the country :)

    Tip: if going to Meadowhall, be sure to go there before about 4pm (preferably on a weekday) because after that it gets terribly crowded.

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 10:47

    I just bought fish and chips and I think they gave me enough chips for about 20 people gave me enough chips for about 20 people {Comment#211}

    Oh, so that's where the people at my local chippie get trained! (They have a rather... ...exaggerated... ...interpretation of portions as well).

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:47

    Wow! Looks like you're going to be in my area of the country :)

    Yeah I'm off to Nottingham to see the Mad Italian side of my Family. I'm also planning to meet a colleague in Leicester to see the Tigers Rugby game on Saturday

    Tip: if going to Meadowhall, be sure to go there before about 4pm (preferably on a weekday) because after that it gets terribly crowded.

    Thanks for the tip ;)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 10:47

    still can't believe you wouldn't tell me :(

    lol

    You shall not make me feel guilty... :P it is awesome though. I can't believe I haven't accidentally typed it in the comments! (it'll probably be very facepalm worthy now I've built it up so much)

    Anways, I'm off to uni for a bit so I'll speak to you all later.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 10:48

    Anways, I'm off to uni for a bit so I'll speak to you all later.

    have fun!! :)

  • me31/03/2010 at 10:48

    i really like this post:

    http://ouseful.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/quick-viz-australian-grand-prix/

    just when you thought it couldn't get any more geeky.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:49

    i really like this post:

    http://ouseful...ustralian-grand-prix/

    just when you thought it couldn't get any more geeky.

    He is my stats hero :D

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:49

    So Nick in Dubai, have you ever seen camel racing? I have just found out about it - it's mad!

  • me31/03/2010 at 10:50

    i done blogged: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/31/stupid-rubber-regulations-why-f1-refuelling-made-sense/

  • paul31/03/2010 at 10:51

    just when you thought it couldn't get any more geeky.

    no no no. I don't want more information!!!!

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:51

    i done blogged: http://sidepod...efuelling-made-sense/

    I've chosen my title. You win. :D

  • me31/03/2010 at 10:51

    no no no. I don't want more information!!!!

    :)

  • me31/03/2010 at 10:52

    I've chosen my title. You win. :D

    amy, you make an excellent benchmark.

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 10:52

    Totally. Then when you get to uni it becomes cool to dislike what everyone likes ;) {Comment #230}

    Is this why my time at uni was so much happier than my time in secondary school?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 10:53

    amy, you make an excellent benchmark.

    its my middle name. Just like that lady from the BBC, Benchmark McKenzie.

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 10:55

    Totally. Then when you get to uni it becomes cool to dislike what everyone likes ;) {Comment #230}

    Is this why my time at uni was so much happier than my time in secondary school?

    Well it's why mine was ;)

  • me31/03/2010 at 10:57

    its my middle name. Just like that lady from the BBC, Benchmark McKenzie.

    :D :D

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 10:59

    Tip: if going to Meadowhall, be sure to go there before about 4pm (preferably on a weekday) because after that it gets terribly crowded.

    Thanks for the tip ;) {Comment #329}

    Another tip: There's a place called the F1 Shop in the Oasis part of Meadowhall (right-hand side of the ground floor, in a relatively enclosed part of the mall - can't miss it due to massive display cases full of merchandise). It does what it says on the tin and is worth a look, if only to admire some of the more unusual items on the walls. The staff are really dedicated (it was one of the first shops to re-open after the mall got flooded back in 2007) and are quite happy to chat about F1 when not serving customers.

    Incidentally, my mum's farrier is a Leicester Tigers supporter.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 11:14

    Okay time to go, see ya xx

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 11:15

    Okay time to go, see ya xx {Comment #345}

    Have a good day!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 11:31

    Ooh, another Friday Driver: http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns22152.html

    via Mr Wolf.

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 11:32

    Ooh, another Friday Driver: http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns22152.html

    *sulks*

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 11:32

    Ooh, another Friday Driver: http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns22152.html

    via Mr Wolf.

    He talked about it on the Lotus Podcast how he wants to help bring F1 to Malaysians and he is really excited by it...

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 11:46

    That was a bit of fail timing from myself, just as I get into Uni to use the library, the library closes for an hour for lunch. :(

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 11:46

    That was a bit of fail timing from myself, just as I get into Uni to use the library, the library closes for an hour for lunch. :(

    Booo. What are you going to do?

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 11:46

    That was a bit of fail timing from myself, just as I get into Uni to use the library, the library closes for an hour for lunch. :(

    gosh, do you go to uni in Spain?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 11:48

    Booo. What are you going to do?

    I've come into the computer suites for a bit, which are super quiet as it's Easter. and I have Fruit Gums to keep my busy for the next hour :)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 11:55

    I've come into the computer suites for a bit, which are super quiet as it's Easter. and I have Fruit Gums to keep my busy for the next hour :)

    Are they like Wine Gums but different?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 11:56

    Are they like Wine Gums but different?

    they're like fruit pastilles but as wine gums and quite solid, very yummy :) hours of fun!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 11:57

    they're like fruit pastilles but as wine gums and quite solid, very yummy :) hours of fun!

    What fruits do you have?

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 11:58

    Whilst we're talking about food, it is someone's birthday and I chose to have a chocolate muffin over a cream cake because I assumed I would make less mess.

    Clearly, I don't know myself very well at all.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 11:58

    What fruits do you have?

    Not sure actually. Looks like theyre orange, strawberry... blackberry... urm... green....

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 11:59

    Not sure actually. Looks like theyre orange, strawberry... blackberry... urm... green....

    Hehehe. Grape? Gooseberry!

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 11:59

    Morning lovely Sidepopeople

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 11:59

    Hehehe. Grape? Gooseberry!

    I have a feeling it's the less exciting Apple

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 12:00

    Clearly, I don't know myself very well at all.

    I would have made the same choice, cream cakes tend to explode from experience.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 12:03

    I have a feeling it's the less exciting Apple

    Oh boo.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 12:03

    Oh boo.

    Yeah, they're not exactly willy wonka. Still yummy though.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 12:06

    What was the name of the show alison (and/or steven?) likes, by the way? russell Howard asked a crowd member yesterday what the worst recording they'd been to was, and they said Pointless. I'm sure I've seen it in the comments.

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 12:06

    What was the name of the show alison (and/or steven?) likes, by the way? russell Howard asked a crowd member yesterday what the worst recording they'd been to was, and they said Pointless. I'm sure I've seen it in the comments.

    Yup, that's the one. :)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 12:07

    Yup, that's the one. :)

    In that case if certain commenters was in the crowd, I fear all hell would have broken loose. :P

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 12:08

    In that case if certain commenters were in the crowd, I fear all hell would have broken loose.

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 12:27

    Ooh, another Friday Driver: http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns22152.html

    *sulks* {Comment #348}

    Think of it like this - for Heikki to give his space first means he's confident he can be completely prepared for Malaysia's challenges even with one less session. Plus it's nice of him.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 12:28

    Think of it like this - for Heikki to give his space first means he's confident he can be completely prepared for Malaysia's challenges even with one less session. Plus it's nice of him.

    Or it's a PR stunt because it's his home race? ;)

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 12:29

    Or it's a PR stunt because it's his home race? ;) {Comment #370}

    It might be a PR stunt (I may hope it's simply Lotus borrowing Force India's idea, but I'm likely to be disappointed), but it still indicates a certain confidence for Heikki, rather than Jarno, to give his session to Fairuz.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 12:30

    It might be a PR stunt (I may hope it's simply Lotus borrowing Force India's idea, but I'm likely to be disappointed), but it still indicates a certain confidence for Heikki, rather than Jarno, to give his session to Fairuz.

    That story says they flipped a coin?

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 12:31

    Or it's a PR stunt because it's his home race? ;) {Comment #370}

    It might be a PR stunt (I may hope it's simply Lotus borrowing Force India's idea, but I'm likely to be disappointed), but it still indicates a certain confidence for Heikki, rather than Jarno, to give his session to Fairuz.

    That's pretty awesome stuff from a coin toss (which is apparently what happened) ;)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 12:35

    Yay, the library is open again! although I have spent my hour ranting about Facebook - http://wp.me/pKD9X-2L

  • RubberGoat31/03/2010 at 13:04

    Right guys,

    I'm off on holiday which means I will have sporadic internet. Hopefully I'll see you next week but if not, have a happy easter and enjoy the Grand Prix ;)

  • Amy31/03/2010 at 13:05

    Righteo all, I have watched Heikki cook some chicken, and now I am off to bed :D nighty night!

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 13:06

    I'm off on holiday which means I will have sporadic internet. Hopefully I'll see you next week but if not, have a happy easter and enjoy the Grand Prix ;)

    Have fun!

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 13:08

    Righteo all, I have watched Heikki cook some chicken, and now I am off to bed :D nighty night!

    night amy!

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 13:09

    Enjoy, Gavin!

    Night, Amy. :)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 13:09

    Bye Gavin!

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 13:54

    I know they're screencaps of the races they've chosen but using images like that as the main focus on BBCF1's homepage just looks... wrong http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/default.stm

  • me31/03/2010 at 13:54

    I know they're screencaps of the races they've chosen but using images like that as the main focus on BBCF1's homepage just looks... wrong http://news.bb...rmula_one/default.stm

    they look stolen

  • RG31/03/2010 at 13:55

    I know they're screencaps of the races they've chosen but using images like that as the main focus on BBCF1's homepage just looks... wrong http://news.bb...rmula_one/default.stm

    Can they not afford to get the proper images?

    Hey folks

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 13:58

    I'm going to Tesco's to get the car cleaned and washed etc (they have a company that does it in the car park while you shop)

    but i have nothing to do while i wait, ideas?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 13:59

    but i have nothing to do while i wait, ideas?

    Buy some fruit gums

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 14:00

    Buy some fruit gums

    ooh plan. are they the ones with or without sugar on? like wine gums?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 14:00

    ooh plan. are they the ones with or without sugar on? like wine gums?

    They're the same shape as fruit pastilles, but as hard wine gums

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 14:00

    They're the same shape as fruit pastilles, but as hard wine gums

    ergh. gotta have sugar on for me!

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 14:02

    My new driving licence came today.

    I miss my green one

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 14:02

    I miss my green one

    Get used to the pink one, boyo!

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 14:03

    Get used to the pink one, boyo!

    Can i have my green one but that says passed on it?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 14:03

    Can i have my green one but that says passed on it?

    Well I could photos... actually, no, I'd better not.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 14:04

    Well I could photos... actually, no, I'd better not.

    ahaa

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 14:19

    Mr C, you wouldn't mind if everything in our cupboards ended up like this, would you? http://maxpictures.com/weblog/2007/04/10/lost-labels-for-your-dharma-initiative-needs/

  • me31/03/2010 at 14:26

    Mr C, you wouldn't mind if everything in our cupboards ended up like this, would you? http://maxpict...rma-initiative-needs/

    oh wow.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 14:27

    oh wow.

    My favourite is this one: http://maxpictures.com/weblog/2008/04/15/di-products-gallery/di-mints/

    Just generic mints. Honest.

  • me31/03/2010 at 14:31

    Just generic mints. Honest.

    my only issue is it looks a bit "tesco value".

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 14:33

    my only issue is it looks a bit "tesco value".

    It's Dharma Value, innit.

  • me31/03/2010 at 14:34

    It's Dharma Value, innit.

    is there dhama finest?

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 14:35

    Afternoon all

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 14:36

    my only issue is it looks a bit "tesco value".

    I think it's because Ocado don't deliver to the island

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 14:36

    is there dhama finest?

    Ooh, good question. I bet the top bods had it.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 14:58

    I love following the twitters of the people behind the F1 2010 game as it continues to give us little bits of information each time :) For example, this tweet from the chief game designer for the game: http://twitter.com/T4RG4/statuses/11370350369

  • James31/03/2010 at 14:59

    I love following the twitters of the people behind the F1 2010 game as it continues to give us little bits of information each time :) For example, this tweet from the chief game designer for the game: http://twitter.../statuses/11370350369

    I think its unfair they are playing and we can't. ;)

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 14:59

    I love following the twitters of the people behind the F1 2010 game as it continues to give us little bits of information each time :) For example, this tweet from the chief game designer for the game: http://twitter.../statuses/11370350369

    Jumped the start. Naughty.

  • me31/03/2010 at 14:59

    Jumped the start. Naughty.

    isn't that a drive through?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 15:00

    Jumped the start. Naughty.

    So you can jump the start and run over your pit stop jack-man if you want. Grand Theft Formula 1, I say.

  • RG31/03/2010 at 15:01

    I love following the twitters of the people behind the F1 2010 game as it continues to give us little bits of information each time :) For example, this tweet from the chief game designer for the game: http://twitter.../statuses/11370350369

    They are pretty much amazing, can't wait to play it.

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 15:09

    i really like this post:

    http://ouseful...ustralian-grand-prix/

    just when you thought it couldn't get any more geeky.

    serious geek out!

  • me31/03/2010 at 15:12

    serious geek out!

    i love that even the "quick Google Earth to check the geodata looks okay" blows my tiny mind.

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 15:14

    Gotta go to bed. :)

    But before I do...

    http://www.formula1.com/video/

    AUS onboard is up... and it's from Senor Alonso. :D

    Night, folks!

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 15:17

    AUS onboard is up... and it's from Senor Alonso. :D

    ooh yay. They definitely need to use the same band as they did for last years Australian GP video. Their name escapes me...

    Night Journeyer :P

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:21

    ooh yay. They definitely need to use the same band as they did for last years Australian GP video. Their name escapes me...

    It's a one lap vid from Alonso's car so no soundtrack

    The edited highlights video isn't up yet

    See ya Journeyer

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:23

    If I request the highlights from Bahrain will I create a quantum singularity?

  • me31/03/2010 at 15:24

    If I request the highlights from Bahrain will I create a quantum singularity?

    :)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 15:26

    It's a one lap vid from Alonso's car so no soundtrack

    The edited highlights video isn't up yet

    Yeah I know, I meant for when they do upload it.

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:26

    If I request the highlights from Bahrain will I create a quantum singularity?

    Looks like there are more shots of people than cars

    No surprise there then

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:30

    International launch for iPad thought to be April 24th

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/31/apple_rumored_to_launch_ipad_internationally_on_april_24.html

    #Apple

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:32

    International launch for iPad thought to be April 24th>

    Which would make Giggles' birthday a very happy one

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 15:36

    http://twitpic.com/1c6vxm

    Most unfortunate buffering ever?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 15:38

    Most unfortunate buffering ever?

    "Who caused the video to stop at that moment?

    I don't know but I'm going to find out"

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 15:40

    International launch for iPad thought to be April 24th>

    Which would make Giggles' birthday a very happy one

    awesome :)

    although i may be out the country. Googles Naples Apple Store

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:41

    although i may be out the country. Googles Naples Apple Store

    I have a friend in Naples, it's nice there

    Great pizza

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 15:44

    I think this will push Mr Senna and Mr Chandhock a bit further up Christines Rankings

    http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/foto/0,,39153760-EX,00.jpg

  • me31/03/2010 at 15:44

    I think this will push Mr Senna and Mr Chandhock a bit further up Christines Rankings

    http://globoes...0,,39153760-EX,00.jpg

    wow!

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:45

    I think this will push Mr Senna and Mr Chandhock a bit further up Christines Rankings

    That looks cool

    Lee said they were water skiing today

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:48

    I like this iPod stack

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4443742178/

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 15:51

    I like this iPod stack

    http://[email protected]/4443742178/

    All for one person?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 15:52

    I like this iPod stack

    http://[email protected]/4443742178/

    The iBurger

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 15:53

    All for one person?

    So the caption says

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 15:59

    So the caption says

    there was that amazing stat that adjusted for inflation the first gen iPod was more expensive than the new iPad!

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 16:12

    I need help with some coding, i've made a really simple site for my dad and it involved pictures as links. It's basically a 1 page site where his books, projects, business etc are all linked from, but they are linked as pictures. But of course when you link them they have the blue border, i can change that colour, but is there anyway of removing it/making it a clear border?

    Any help would be great :)

  • Lady Snowcat31/03/2010 at 16:15

    Good evening guys... (well it is here)...

    Just a quick memory jog that the Jordan rally starts tomorrow and we are only two hours in front of the UK...

    Tomorrows 7 stages start at 11am and finish before it gets dark (the stages here would be totally impossible to drive in the dark) ....

    Just thought I'd mention it....

  • RG31/03/2010 at 16:19

    Just checked the Fantasy IndyCar championship

    http://fantasyindycar.com/

    Have done brilliantly by going from 1st to 24th. I knew it wouldn't last for long.

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 16:20

    I have sent in a guest post. I think it's my first...

    Oh no it isn't ;)

  • James31/03/2010 at 16:20

    I need help with some coding, i've made a really simple site for my dad and it involved pictures as links. It's basically a 1 page site where his books, projects, business etc are all linked from, but they are linked as pictures. But of course when you link them they have the blue border, i can change that colour, but is there anyway of removing it/making it a clear border?

    Any help would be great :)

    either via the html img tag, add border=0 or via the stylesheet:

    .without_border { border: none; }

    [img src="" class="without_border" alt="" ]

    hope that makes sense :)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 16:24

    hope that makes sense :)

    You are a gentleman and a scholar :D thank you

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 16:26

    Just thought I'd mention it....

    Thanks Ms Snowcat

    Shall look out for the highlights

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 16:31

    Just checked the Fantasy IndyCar championship

    I lost 509 places after Australia!

    Didn't realise I was 36th after Bahrain

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 16:34

    Very good piece from Mr C (the other one)

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/03/jenson-button-inspired-or-desperate/

  • Bassano31/03/2010 at 16:39

    I lost 509 places after Australia!

    Didn't realise I was 36th after Bahrain

    Overall, that is

    I like the in the private league tables the overall position is also given in brackets

  • me31/03/2010 at 16:40

    I have sent in a guest post. I think it's my first...

    yay!

  • me31/03/2010 at 16:46

    oh good lord:

    Eddie Irvine will front a new Formula 1 radio show on Sunday evenings after each race.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/82563

  • RG31/03/2010 at 16:48

    Eddie Irvine will front a new Formula 1 radio show on Sunday evenings after each race.

    Irvine and Goldstein? That can only end up well

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 16:50

    Hello

  • Jason Baker31/03/2010 at 16:50

    #Christine'sRankings

    Surely this has got to be at least +1 for Senna and Chandhok?

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=149394&catID=1101-4458

  • me31/03/2010 at 16:51

    #Christine'sRankings

    Surely this has got to be at least +1 for Senna and Chandhok?

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=149394&catID=1101-4458

    i can see these two running away with the championship!

  • me31/03/2010 at 16:52

    someone appears to have revamped the tv show inside grand prix. i'm not sure if it works at all, but take a look here:

    http://www.insidegrandprix.com/

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 16:55

    someone appears to have revamped the tv show inside grand prix. i'm not sure if it works at all, but take a look here:

    ergh. thats awful

  • me31/03/2010 at 16:56

    ergh. thats awful

    certainly different.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 16:58

    certainly different.

    definitely that

  • Lady Snowcat31/03/2010 at 17:22

    Errr...

    2005 and the great Suzuka race....

    Kimi from 17th to.... first....

    Alonso also did his fair share of passing including the move on Schuey at the outside of the 130R.....

    But also the dread reliability issues for Macca snatching defeat from the jaws of victory... with a little help from JPM...

    So nearly a very good season....

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:20

    I see talk of the university Boat Race.

    I like how when ITV took over coverage it gave Steve Rider a job, until last year when he did something else. I also like ITV's innovation of giving a mic with no time delay to each cox so now we know they swear profusely. :)

    Back on the Beeb this year and back to being a Saturday, both as it should be.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 18:23

    I see talk of the university Boat Race.

    I like how when ITV took over coverage it gave Steve Rider a job, until last year when he did something else. I also like ITV's innovation of giving a mic with no time delay to each cox so now we know they swear profusely. :)

    Hehehehe.

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 18:28

    Hello all, was last day at work today. Will not miss the work but will miss the people. Had a good send off, they gave me Hotel Chocolat chocolate ;)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:32

    Hello all, was last day at work today. Will not miss the work but will miss the people. Had a good send off, they gave me Hotel Chocolat chocolate ;)

    Hi. May need pics as I'm not familiar with that one. :)

  • me31/03/2010 at 18:32

    awesome guest post ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/31/my-formula-a-major-overhaul-for-2012/

    another to follow shortly.

  • me31/03/2010 at 18:32

    hey janna

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:34

    There is 1hr until the VivaF1 quiz

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 18:35

    They gave me this box but all Hotel Chocolat is fantastic. There's a shop in Brighton & they give out samples :)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:35

    I just remembered I boiled the kettle when I came in the door, but never made a tea. That was two hours ago.

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 18:36

    I just remembered I boiled the kettle when I came in the door, but never made a tea. That was two hours ago.

    It's possible you may need to re-boil

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:36

    They gave me this box but all Hotel Chocolat is fantastic. There's a shop in Brighton & they give out samples :)

    Oh wow, looks great.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 18:38

    hi everyone :)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:39

    hi everyone :)

    Hi

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 18:41

    Thanks to Mr C I've had Squeeze songs on the brain all day. It could be a lot worse but they really don't go away

  • lou31/03/2010 at 18:45

    Evening all, everyone had a nice day?

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 18:46

    Evening all, everyone had a nice day?

    'lo. I did a stock take. So not really. :)

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 18:47

    Evening all, everyone had a nice day?

    Hi lou & hi Rocket. Nice day thanks, how about you?

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 18:48

    Evening all, everyone had a nice day?

    evening! i finally found some time to update my podcasts today

  • lou31/03/2010 at 18:51

    Hi lou & hi Rocket. Nice day thanks, how about you?

    my day has been good, spent it at my cousin's and had a nice girly day with my aunt :)

  • RG31/03/2010 at 18:51

    Hey Janna, Rocket and lou, hope you're all good.

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 18:52

    Hey Janna, Rocket and lou, hope you're all good.

    Hi RG, assume you are supporting Barcelona tonight?

  • RG31/03/2010 at 18:53

    Hi RG, assume you are supporting Barcelona tonight?

    Oh yes. Could be tough if their shooting is like the last attempt though.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 18:57

    My train has been officially cancelled :(

  • lou31/03/2010 at 19:00

    My train has been officially cancelled :(

    to london? :(

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 19:00

    My train has been officially cancelled :(

    Ah no :(

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 19:00

    My train has been officially cancelled :(

    Oh no, did they say why?

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 19:01

    Oh no, did they say why?

    Strikes

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 19:01

    Oh no, did they say why?

    Strikes. They've announced a lot of timetables today. My train is definitely cancelled.

  • RG31/03/2010 at 19:02

    Strikes. They've announced a lot of timetables today. My train is definitely cancelled.

    Boooo. Stupid strikes eh.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 19:02

    Strikes. They've announced a lot of timetables today. My train is definitely cancelled.

    :(

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 19:05

    Strikes. They've announced a lot of timetables today. My train is definitely cancelled.

    But what if the injunction goes through tomorrow to stop the signallers going on strike? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8596019.stm Maintenance will still come out but if the signallers can't strike there could be more trains. You could double check tomorrow

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 19:08

    But what if the injunction goes through tomorrow to stop the signallers going on strike? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8596019.stm Maintenance will still come out but if the signallers can't strike there could be more trains. You could double check tomorrow

    Because that worked so well when BA tried it ;)

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:09

    another fab guest post: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/31/build-me-a-rocket-ship/

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 19:11

    Because that worked so well when BA tried it ;)

    That's true but they did delay the BA strike so it could mean your train is OK. Just trying to look on the bright side of an exceptionally dark cloud ;)

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 19:17

    It seems to me that we need a boring start to the F1 season every year as it's producing some fantastic guest posts as well as equally fabulous posts from the Sidepodhosts. Am not in the right frame of mind to digest all of the ideas tonight but will definitely read them again tomorrow. Thanks everyone :lol:

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:18

    It seems to me that we need a boring start to the F1 season every year as it's producing some fantastic guest posts as well as equally fabulous posts from the Sidepodhosts.

    :)

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 19:23

    evening

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 19:23

    evening

    Hello

  • lou31/03/2010 at 19:25

    evening

    hey

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:27

    big picture ping: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/31/trouble-looming/

    more to come, we seem to be having a busy evening. hey all.

  • RG31/03/2010 at 19:27

    evening

    Heya

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 19:28

    Last call for anyone interested in the Viva F1 quiz - http://www.vivaf1.com/chat.php

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 19:30

    big picture ping: http://www.f1m...3/31/trouble-looming/

    Looks like that sky will be repeated this weekend. Let's hope it makes the racing interesting rather than completely washed out

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 19:32

    Looks like that sky will be repeated this weekend. Let's hope it makes the racing interesting rather than completely washed out

    Meanwhile in other news the Pope is confirmed to be Catholic...

  • RG31/03/2010 at 19:32

    Looks like that sky will be repeated this weekend. Let's hope it makes the racing interesting rather than completely washed out

    Don't mind at all. I'll miss the last half hour of the race if I have a match, so it can pour down all it wants then.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:32

    Looks like that sky will be repeated this weekend. Let's hope it makes the racing interesting rather than completely washed out

    that is a risk. on the other hand. if it's a complete washout and bernie loses money, he might see sense and revert it to the old timeslot.

    maybe.

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 19:34

    that is a risk. on the other hand. if it's a complete washout and bernie loses money, he might see sense and revert it to the old timeslot.

    I would prefer that. I can't see the race live this weekend because I'll be on my way to Easter service. I've got no problem getting up earlier to watch.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:36

    I would prefer that. I can't see the race live this weekend because I'll be on my way to Easter service. I've got no problem getting up earlier to watch.

    same here.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:36

    same here.

    (except for the bit about easter service)

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 19:39

    Very impressed with the Renault blog post. It's what USF1 were promising us.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:40

    Very impressed with the Renault blog post. It's what USF1 were promising us.

    renault blog post?

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:40

    renault blog post?

    ooh in the daily. that was almost a day ago :)

    carry on.

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 19:41

    ooh in the daily. that was almost a day ago :)

    I'm commenting in the daily thread about something mentioned in the daily post. Give me a break!

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:43

    I'm commenting in the daily thread about something mentioned in the daily post. Give me a break!

    hehe. apologies, i thought i'd missed out on something.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:46

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/31/malaysia-2010-race-information/

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 19:48

    hehe. apologies, i thought i'd missed out on something.

    It's OK. I've not been spending as much time here as I maybe should have, so I have been a little behind

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:49

    It's OK. I've not been spending as much time here as I maybe should have, so I have been a little behind

    miiiiiissed you.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:49

    i think, we have:

    - x1 f1 minute

    - x1 digest preview

    - x1 aside with joe

    - x1 daily post

    left to go up tonight. how come wednesday is our busiest day of the week?

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 19:50

    left to go up tonight. how come wednesday is our busiest day of the week?

    Recommend you do guest posts on a Tuesday :)

    Technically the Daily is tomorrow.

  • me31/03/2010 at 19:56

    Recommend you do guest posts on a Tuesday :)

    Technically the Daily is tomorrow.

    it needs writing tonight :)

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 19:58

    miiiiiissed you.

    Awwwww, you guys...

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 20:00

    it needs writing tonight :)

    Oohh wonder if there will be an April Fool

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 20:02

    Oohh wonder if there will be an April Fool

    Really, really not! :)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:02

    it needs writing tonight :)

    true :)

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:02

    Really, really not! :)

    The trick is to do it on a different day, otherwise people will guess

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 20:03

    The trick is to do it on a different day, otherwise people will guess

    Why try and trick anyone? It's a stupid idea.

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:05

    Why try and trick anyone? It's a stupid idea.

    But you would say that anyway wouldn't you, just to put people off the scent

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 20:05

    But you would say that anyway wouldn't you, just to put people off the scent

    I suppose I would.

  • me31/03/2010 at 20:06

    Why try and trick anyone? It's a stupid idea.

    it's quite fun when gmm fall for it.

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 20:06

    I have successfully booked a bus. No driving for me :D

    I may resolve never to get the train again. I've never had so much stress my whole life.

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:08

    it's quite fun when gmm fall for it.

    hehe.

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 20:08

    I have successfully booked a bus. No driving for me :D

    I may resolve never to get the train again. I've never had so much stress my whole life.

    is it a megabus?

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 20:09

    is it a megabus?

    Sadly no. They no longer service Carlisle. I have a national express.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:11

    wow!!! how come it's now 9pm! i feel like someone stole my evening..

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:12

    hi me again, sorry i came and then disappeared, had a rather bad phone call...

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:13

    wow!!! how come it's now 9pm! i feel like someone stole my evening..

    time has a habit of disappearing when you're on here doesn't it?!

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:14

    time has a habit of disappearing when you're on here doesn't it?!

    i was just catching up on comments, twitter and my feed reader, looked up at the time and realised hours had passed. no fair.

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:15

    time has a habit of disappearing when you're on here doesn't it?!

    That and the fact the Government has taken an hour away from us and won't give it back until October

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:16

    That and the fact the Government has taken an hour away from us and won't give it back until October

    :) does mean my little boy is sleeping in for an extra hour in the morning tho...

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:17

    :) does mean my little boy is sleeping in for an extra hour in the morning tho...

    That doesn't seem to work here :(

  • RG31/03/2010 at 20:17

    :) does mean my little boy is sleeping in for an extra hour in the morning tho...

    Least he isn't turing off TV's.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:18

    Least he isn't turing off TV's.

    yes, sunday was lovely cos of that - i managed to watch the whole race in peace!

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 20:21

    Evening all, everyone had a nice day? {Comment #467}

    I have. Lovely and quiet. I just need to figure out how to turn this half-idea for Script Frenzy I have into an outline in the next 2.5 hours...

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:21

    That and the fact the Government has taken an hour away from us and won't give it back until October

    That'll be how it's nearly 9.30 and I'm only just eating dinner

  • RG31/03/2010 at 20:21

    I have. Lovely and quiet. I just need to figure out how to turn this half-idea for Script Frenzy I have into an outline in the next 2.5 hours...

    That starts in 2.5 hours? Aww come on.

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 20:24

    Oohh wonder if there will be an April Fool {Comment #514}

    Probably several. I fondly remember the one in 2002 when Jordan tried to convince everyone they were moving the factory to Dublin. Whether Sidepodcast decides to generate any is another question entirely.

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 20:24

    Sadly no. They no longer service Carlisle. I have a national express.

    i know a song about them......

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 20:25

    I have. Lovely and quiet. I just need to figure out how to turn this half-idea for Script Frenzy I have into an outline in the next 2.5 hours...

    That starts in 2.5 hours? Aww come on. {Comment #537}

    It does in the UK (it starts midnight in whichever part of the world the participant lives). Are you doing Script Frenzy this year too?

  • Adie31/03/2010 at 20:26

    Good evening...

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:27

    Good evening...

    Hello

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:27

    Sadly no. They no longer service Carlisle. I have a national express.

    i know a song about them......

    I have it ingrained into my brain thanks to tinpot local radio playing it 25 times a day when I worked in a warehouse

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 20:36

    I have it ingrained into my brain thanks to tinpot local radio playing it 25 times a day when I worked in a warehouse

    there are lovely hostesses apparently.

    the drinks are sky high though.

    the less said about big countries, the better

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 20:37

    there are lovely hostesses apparently.

    the drinks are sky high though.

    the less said about big countries, the better

    hehehe

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:39

    there are lovely hostesses apparently.

    the drinks are sky high though.

    the less said about big countries, the better

    :)

  • Adie31/03/2010 at 20:40

    there are lovely hostesses apparently.

    the drinks are sky high though.

    the less said about big countries, the better

    Aww I love the Divine Comedy though.

    "She said...there was something in the wood shed..."

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:41

    Good evening...

    hi

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:41

    Quiz is over and here is Spot The Difference:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/nb501s.png

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:43

    Quiz is over and here is Spot The Difference:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/nb501s.png

    yay!!! :)

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 20:44

    "She said...there was something in the wood shed..."

    except maybe some wood.....

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 20:44

    Quiz is over and here is Spot The Difference:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/nb501s.png

    I failed miserably at it today :(

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:44

    yay!!!

    go team JB!

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:44

    "She said...there was something in the wood shed..."

    I do like that one :)

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:45

    go team JB!

    yes!! hehe i have 2 already!:)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:45

    I failed miserably at it today :(

    I found four

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 20:45

    I found four

    I've got five how many are there?

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:46

    yes!! hehe i have 2 already!

    i have 2 rather obvious ones...

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 20:46

    I've got five how many are there?

    Five

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 20:47

    Evening all. looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 20:47

    I've got five how many are there?

    five

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:47

    i have 2 rather obvious ones...

    3!

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:48

    Evening all. looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on

    Evening Mr Roy

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:48

    3!

    4!

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:48

    Evening all. looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on

    Hi, you missed a Lotus round in the quiz, the old Lotus.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:48

    3!

    same!! :D

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 20:50

    Hi, you missed a Lotus round in the quiz, the old Lotus.

    Damn. Do you have a link for the answers thread?

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:51

    Damn. Do you have a link for the answers thread?

    Not yet

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:53

    i have five! :D

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 20:53

    i have five! :D

    Yay, well done

  • Janna31/03/2010 at 20:56

    Think I'd better go to bed, lots to do tomorrow.

    Take care all, will be reading the comments over the next few days but may not get the opportunity to join in so Happy Easter, enjoy Malaysia, don't miss Dr Who and I'll see you on the other side :)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 20:57

    Take care all, will be reading the comments over the next few days but may not get the opportunity to join in so Happy Easter, enjoy Malaysia, don't miss Dr Who and I'll see you on the other side :)

    Doctor Whoooooooo!! See ya Janna, enjoy your easter too

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 20:57

    Night Janna

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 20:57

    i have five!

    i can't find the last one

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:58

    Take care all, will be reading the comments over the next few days but may not get the opportunity to join in so Happy Easter, enjoy Malaysia, don't miss Dr Who and I'll see you on the other side :)

    happy easter! enjoy the GP! :)

  • Adie31/03/2010 at 20:58

    I'm off too. Up at 5 again tomorrow.

    Meh.

    Have a good one y'all!

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:58

    i can't find the last one

    there's one that is really really hard to find, it's tiny!

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:58

    Think I'd better go to bed, lots to do tomorrow.

    Night

  • lou31/03/2010 at 20:58

    see ya Adie

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 20:59

    I'm off too. Up at 5 again tomorrow.

    Meh.

    Have a good one y'all!

    Ouch, see ya

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 20:59

    i can't find the last one

    We couldn't see any. We are watching a film though

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 21:02

    Quiz answers: http://www.vivaf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1817&start=0

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:03

    x1 F1 Minute - http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/31/31-mar-10-wirth-research-to-fix-virgin-racing-fuel-problems/

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:03

    We couldn't see any. We are watching a film though

    i found it!

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:04

    i found it!

    yay!! :)

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 21:05

    x1 F1 Minute - http://www.f1m...racing-fuel-problems/

    I love how Alguersuari sees the positive in everything.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:17

    I love how Alguersuari sees the positive in everything.

    he's such a positive guy - i loved this tweet he did earlier...

    JAIMEALGUERSUAR Best tomato juice ever! http://twitpic.com/1c6b5s

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:20

    he's such a positive guy - i loved this tweet he did earlier...

    JAIMEALGUERSUAR Best tomato juice ever! http://twitpic.com/1c6b5s

    Positive tomato juice is the future. I'm positive about this prediction.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:22

    he's such a positive guy - i loved this tweet he did earlier...JAIMEALGUERSUAR Best tomato juice ever! http://twitpic.com/1c6b5s

    it just made me smile - it was so random!

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 21:23

    Evening everyone :)

    Oh dear nobody has commented on my post... I knew I should have written my guest post about my new plan to run all f1 cars on cheese. In the cheese based formula there would be a open choice of using hard, soft, goat or blue cheese. But you will be forced to use at least two of the cheeses during the race unless due to inclement weather the races is declared officially blue by the stewards.

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 21:25

    I knew I should have written my guest post about my new plan to run all f1 cars on cheese. {Comment #590

    :D

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:25

    Oh dear nobody has commented on my post... I knew I should have written my guest post about my new plan to run all f1 cars on cheese. In the cheese based formula there would be a open choice of using hard, soft, goat or blue cheese. But you will be forced to use at least two of the cheeses during the race unless due to inclement weather the races is declared officially blue by the stewards.

    i haven't got there yet :( reading through feedreader as i type... comment coming soon :)

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:25

    Oh dear nobody has commented on my post... I knew I should have written my guest post about my new plan to run all f1 cars on cheese.

    hehe. editing the joe show, my bet is the convo will pick up later. it's a timeless post and maybe there will be more to add post sunday too.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:25

    i suppose i better get myself something to eat...

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 21:27

    hehe. editing the joe show, my bet is the convo will pick up later. it's a timeless post and maybe there will be more to add post sunday too.

    Oh indeed I'm not really worried... I had just thought of the cheese thing and it seemed like a good "in"

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:27

    hehe. editing the joe show, my bet is the convo will pick up later. it's a timeless post and maybe there will be more to add post sunday too.

    I am editing too! We're like an editing sweatshop or something.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 21:27

    Oh dear nobody has commented on my post... I knew I should have written my guest post about my new plan to run all f1 cars on cheese. In the cheese based formula there would be a open choice of using hard, soft, goat or blue cheese. But you will be forced to use at least two of the cheeses during the race unless due to inclement weather the races is declared officially blue by the stewards.

    I am just reading the guest posts now and I promise I will comment

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:29

    I am editing too! We're like an editing sweatshop or something.

    sidepodproductivity

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:29

    Oh indeed I'm not really worried... I had just thought of the cheese thing and it seemed like a good "in"

    You make a gouda point, people should comment more.There's stilton's of time for people to see it though, don't worry.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:29

    You make a gouda point, people should comment more.There's stilton's of time for people to see it though, don't worry.

    Oh wow.

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 21:30

    You make a gouda point, people should comment more.There's stilton's of time for people to see it though, don't worry.

    You beat me to the puns Edam you Lukeh!!!

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:31

    You beat me to the puns Edam you Lukeh!!!

    Calm down sir, just briethe in and out slowly :)

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:31

    You make a gouda point, people should comment more.There's stilton's of time for people to see it though, don't worry.

    :D hehe

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:31

    You beat me to the puns Edam you Lukeh!!!

    ehehehehehe :D

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 21:33

    Calm down sir, just briethe in and out slowly :)

    You're really getting on my goats now! You've got to camembert down or you'll roule the day you took me on! :)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:35

    You're really getting on my goats now! You've got to camembert down or you'll roule the day you took me on! :)

    A good competitor knows when he's out punned, especially by the best.

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 21:37

    A good competitor knows when he's out punned, especially by the best.

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:38

    A good competitor knows when he's out punned, especially by the best.

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

    ahahahahaha :D

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:38

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

    Babybel!

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 21:38

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

    WHen that happens Lukeh will be the big cheese

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:38

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

    Poetry in motion, it truly is.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:39

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

    you blue me away with those puns, now i'm just cheesed off i can't think of any...:)

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 21:39

    Poetry in motion, it truly is.

    I think he just finds them blowing in the bries

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 21:39

    Pull the udder one, I may be greater now, but you are still a babybel in the punning ways... One day you will out cheese me. And when that day comes it really will take the biscuit!

    If only I could make something out of Cheddar, and Red Leicester, apart from some tasty cheese on toast (leaving the Red Leicester on the side)

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:42

    Babybel!

    I believe the correct way to say it is "Ba-ba-baa-ba-babybel!"

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:43

    I believe the correct way to say it is "Ba-ba-baa-ba-babybel!"

    mini real cheese

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:44

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/31/f1-digest-2010-malaysia-preview/

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:44

    mini real cheese

    The advert is clearly false advertising anyways. I once dropped a babybel and it didn't bounce.

    It just splattered.

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:44

    Ping: http://sidepod...010-malaysia-preview/

    you beat me!

    (by several hours)

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 21:45

    you beat me!

    In your defence, the preview is shorter than an aside.

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:46

    In your defence, the preview is shorter than an aside.

    true story.

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:46

    In your defence, the preview is shorter than an aside.

    I did also have to write mine though.

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 21:46

    It just splattered.

    depends where you live.

    on a trampoline, down a hill maybe

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:47

    depends where you live.

    on a trampoline, down a hill maybe

    I knew we should'nt have moved away from our trampoline house on the side of a hill!!!

  • Andy Taylor31/03/2010 at 21:47

    I did also have to write mine though.

    Yes, good point. All Mr C has to do is tell Joe to stop talking. Oh wait.

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:49

    It just splattered.

    :D

  • Christine31/03/2010 at 21:49

    Yes, good point. All Mr C has to do is tell Joe to stop talking. Oh wait.

    Oh yea. Mr C wins :)

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:50

    right - i'm gonna go now - need to eat, bye!

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:50

    right - i'm gonna go now - need to eat, bye!

    cheese? see ya rocket.

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 21:51

    right - i'm gonna go now - need to eat, bye!

    Bye rocket

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 21:51

    cheese? see ya rocket.

    rocket salad

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:51

    right - i'm gonna go now - need to eat, bye!

    see ya! :)

  • RocketRedhead31/03/2010 at 21:52

    cheese? see ya rocket.

    no - gives you nightmares before bed! strawberry jelly is calling from the fridge...

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:52

    rocket salad

    :)

  • RG31/03/2010 at 21:52

    right - i'm gonna go now - need to eat, bye!

    Same, cept more bed. And if I dream of cheese *shakes fist*

    night and lotsa love

  • me31/03/2010 at 21:53

    Same, cept more bed. And if I dream of cheese *shakes fist*

    would that make it a nightmare? night sir.

  • lou31/03/2010 at 21:54

    night and lotsa love

    night RG

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 21:55

    right - i'm gonna go now - need to eat, bye!

    Night

  • Alex Andronov31/03/2010 at 21:55

    I think he just finds them blowing in the bries

    There is a fantastic Steven Fry monologue from A Bit of Fry And Laurie where he says, "I was out walking one day in a beautiful meadow, among the gentle bries and camembert... I had packed for our picnic... when I suddenly stooped to pick a buttercup... I don't know why people leave buttocks lying around."

    It might be my favourite tv moment ever... Either that or another scene with hugh and Steven where the dialogue goes:

    Hugh: I've never understood what happend with the boy?

    Steven: The Boy?

    Hugh: Yes the boy, why did he go and live with Margery after the divorce?

    Steven: Well I came home one night. I was drunk... I was reckless... Margery's mother in law was staying with us that night... and well she was annoying me so I tipped an entire trifle on her head.

    Hugh: So she got custardy?

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 21:55

    Same, cept more bed. And if I dream of cheese *shakes fist*

    Night

  • startledbunny31/03/2010 at 21:55

    see ya Rocket.

    Just had some ba-ba-baaaaa, baa-dairylea on Toast.

    i'm off too, see you all tomorrow. I might be a lickle drunk tomorrow night.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 21:57

    So she got custardy?

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 22:12

    I got a Script Frenzy idea :D

    Can't start writing it for another 48 minutes :(

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 22:13

    I got a Script Frenzy idea :D

    its great you're doing that! i bet theres one of those for each month!

  • Alianora La Canta31/03/2010 at 22:17

    its great you're doing that! i bet theres one of those for each month! {Comment #644}

    There are quite a lot of monthly writing things now. I do three: Script Frenzy (100 pages of a medium requiring a script, which is April), NaNoWriMo (50,000 words of fiction novel, which is November with various break-out projects that I don't do) and NaBloPoMo (originally 1 blog entry a day for each day of November, but now there are mini-NaBloPoMo challenges for every month of the year, each with optional themes; my blog is about to start the fourth successive month of mini-NaBloPoMo).

    I find these projects great motivational and creative tools that help me become a better writer.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 22:19

    I find these projects great motivational and creative tools that help me become a better writer.

    they sound great :D

    I may try Script Frenzy!! (i know it starts in 40 minutes ;) )

    Have you ever tried free writing?

  • Lukeh31/03/2010 at 22:24

    Time for sleep for me, goodnight everyone :)

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 22:24

    Time for sleep for me, goodnight everyone :)

    Night Mr Lukeh :D

  • me31/03/2010 at 22:25

    Time for sleep for me, goodnight everyone :)

    night sir