Happy Mother's Day!

Credit: Lou

Happy Mother's Day!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well and are treating your lovely Mums this brilliant Sunday. Off anywhere nice for dinner? Or bought her some nice flowers? Whatever you’re doing I hope you have a great time.

So, on with the daily, there really isn’t much F1 news this fine weekend so how about some news on Hamilton’s brother who has been racing? Well Nicholas Hamilton is racing in the Renault Clio Cup this weekend. As you may expect our 2008 World Champion was also at the Kentish track. I’ve not seen reports on how he did yesterday, but keep your eyes pealed today to see if anything appears.

There is very little racing news other than the BTCC qualifying is anyone going to the race today? If so please make sure you keep the comments up to date. Perhaps if there are a group of people going you could have a sidepodmeetup!

My last F1 related mention of the day is just a reminder that the very awesome BBC documentary Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot is on BBC 2 at 5:30pm this evening, and BBC iplayer shortly afterwards. If you missed it when it was originally shown you really must watch it, it’s a great documentary done in the style of Graham Hill: Driven tv programme. It’s very informative and a really brilliant watch.

Have you heard the news?! Sidepodcast’s very own Alex Giggles Andronov was in Hello! Magazine yesterday! Yes that’s right, he’s THAT famous! Speaking of Alex, please remember Giggles Radio is on today at 4pm.

… Now it’s time for the arty section of our Sunday, watch out for videos, photos and cartoons this week!..

• Ever wondered how to use reflections in a different but very very awesome way in your photographs? Well here is an idea.

• Here’s some cute kittens… why?... everyone loves kittens… right?..

• And here are some cute cuddly massive animals

• If you’re just the tiniest bit interesting in photography you really must check out this short documentary on why photojournalism is important and why it is so inspirational.

• I’ve recently discovered Vladimr Rys' website. He’s a very talented F1 photgrapher, make sure you take a look at his work too.

• Lastly, please take some time to look at my flatmate’s documentary short film. It was done for his Semester one work and I really love it. I hope you’ll all take a few moments to watch it, and if you really like it why not tweet him? He’d be more than happy to hear any feedback you all have!

Finally I want to leave you with a very special arty link. Something I found earlier in the week and just loved. I hope you will too.. Chris Labrooy is amazing at illustrations and he’s recently done some Formula 1 related images. Please check them out, they are brilliant.

Have a lovely day everyone, and remember – Giggles radio.. 4pm, don’t miss it.

292 responses

  • lou02/04/2011 at 23:10

    hey Sunday.

  • Sidepodcast Update02/04/2011 at 23:45
  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 00:12

    Interesting choice of show name by Windsor

    http://smibs.tv/TFL

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 00:12

    Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:12

    here are some pictures of christine wearing a t-shirt: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/early-cloud-adoption

    pretty sure she never wore a mediatemple tee.

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:13

    Interesting choice of show name by Windsor

    hahahahah!

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:14

    hahahahah!

    also, who calls it the Qantas Australian Grand Prix except people gagging for sponsors?

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 00:16

    also, who calls it the Qantas Australian Grand Prix except people gagging for sponsors?

    The sort of person who uses "Uniquely Singapore" in a F1 Racing race review without apparent prompting...

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:16

    ooh, new daily. i got lost in lightroom, had no idea the day had become the next.

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 00:16

    ooh, new daily. i got lost in lightroom, had no idea the day had become the next.

    I only worked out the change had happened a moment ago because I had too many other tabs open.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 00:16

    also, who calls it the Qantas Australian Grand Prix except people gagging for sponsors?

    Normally official media does when quoting the result or writing a race report. Odd for a podcast to use that title

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:26

    I’ve recently discovered Vladimr Rys' website. He’s a very talented F1 photgrapher, make sure you take a look at his work too.

    oooh, me likey!

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:29

    oooh, me likey!

    i may like rys even more than heath. blimey: http://www.vladimirrys.com/f1_11/pre_season/#0113

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 00:31

    I really like those young/old reflection pics. What a fabulous idea

    The USF1 coffin appeals too

  • Janna03/04/2011 at 00:39

    Anthony is here. Woohoo

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:43

    Anthony is here. Woohoo

    international lurker meetups ftw!

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:44

    i best get another guinness then.

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 00:49

    i best get another guinness then.

    :)

    I'm on Corona. 1st bar without the black stuff

    *shocker*

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 00:56

    I'm on Corona. 1st bar without the black stuff

    so i have guinness, a packet of crisps and am playing random jukebox music to make it a proper pub atmosphere. cheers everyone :)

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 01:03

    Finally I want to leave you with a very special arty link. Something I found earlier in the week and just loved. I hope you will too.. Chris Labrooy is amazing at illustrations and he’s recently done some Formula 1 related images. Please check them out, they are brilliant.

    he also did the fab luminous-yellow brawn iron/toaster a couple of years back.

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 01:49

    so i have guinness, a packet of crisps and am playing random jukebox music to make it a proper pub atmosphere. cheers everyone :)

    Thanks man.

    Stories to tell when we get home with special treats

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 02:09

    Morning all. I don't know what time it is. Silly clock change.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 02:11

    Morning all. I don't know what time it is. Silly clock change.

    I never know what time it is

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 02:14

    I never know what time it is

    I think it's 12.13 as that's what the iPad and my computer say. My watch says 1.13 and my phone is what confused me, it thinks it's 4.32

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 02:15

    I think it's 12.13 as that's what the iPad and my computer say. My watch says 1.13 and my phone is what confused me, it thinks it's 4.32

    3:15

  • Jordan F103/04/2011 at 03:29

    Evening all. (11:29 PM, Saturday, EDT) Just doing a time check so I will ready for Giggles radio.

  • Jordan F103/04/2011 at 03:30

    Evening all. (11:29 PM, Saturday, EDT) Just doing a time check so I will ready for Giggles radio.

    Hmmm, 5 hours differnce. Evening back to normal, we are both on Summer Time....

    Giggles Radio @ 11 AM EDT.....

  • Sidepodcast Update03/04/2011 at 05:45
  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 06:24

    Lovely work by Vladimir Rys. My personal favorite F1 photographer is Rainer Schelegelmilch. Not sure if you guys have checked out his work, but some of it is here:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schlegelmilch-Photography

    He has a website too (requires free membership, but gains access to thousands of photos from 1962 to today):

    http://schegelmilch.smcc.de/archive/index.php

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 07:31

    Good Morning.

    Happy sundae :)

    I just remembered there is moto gp today whoooo :)

    PS. Moving house is unhealthy my legs ache, my arms ache and even my ribs ache... eugh

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 07:35

    I just remembered there is moto gp today whoooo :)

    One of my friends has an unusual complain - the British Touring Car Championship, MotoGP and Le Mans Series all clash!

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 07:41

    One of my friends has an unusual complain - the British Touring Car Championship, MotoGP and Le Mans Series all clash!

    Thats a shame/messup for the BTCC, i epect they share some of their audience with motogp.

    Ive never been attracted to the Le Mans series.I dont think the name of it really sells it to me. It sounds like all the boring bits of Le Mans, without the excitement of it actually being Le Mans

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 07:49

    I like how Force India's Twitter question of what we're all doing today with no F1 on the TV has been answered by at least 3 people who are marshalling in different bits of the world (Istanbul, Mallory Park and Silverstone)...

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 07:50

    Thats a shame/messup for the BTCC, i epect they share some of their audience with motogp.

    By the sound of it, the start doesn't clash but the finish does. Definitely not good for TV audiences though.

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 07:51

    I like how Force India's Twitter question of what we're all doing today with no F1 on the TV has been answered by at least 3 people who are marshalling in different bits of the world (Istanbul, Mallory Park and Silverstone)...

    Interesting, i thought they mothballed istanbull park between gps

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 07:51

    Ive never been attracted to the Le Mans series.I dont think the name of it really sells it to me. It sounds like all the boring bits of Le Mans, without the excitement of it actually being Le Mans

    I've found the GTE stuff in particular very exciting, but I am biased...

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 07:52

    Interesting, i thought they mothballed istanbull park between gps

    Mostly they do. Today there's a tyre test there.

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 07:56

    Thanks for the great plugging work Lou :) x x x

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 07:59

    my brother just posted a link to my photo on a car forum he goes on <3

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 08:07

    my brother just posted a link to my photo on a car forum he goes on <3

    This sounded slightly dodgier than you intended untill i remembered the context...

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 08:07

    my brother just posted a link to my photo on a car forum he goes on <3

    :)

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 08:13

    This sounded slightly dodgier than you intended untill i remembered the context...

    hahaha.

    he's got me two likes already. Go team Fulton!

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 08:16

    ooh up to 6 more!

    It's a Kiwi forum, Kiwis are so nice :)

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 08:17

    he's got me two likes already. Go team Fulton!

    Awesome!

    It looks like 'Rain' will be performing at sepang (the Irony) http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2011/3/30/sports/8374816&sec=sports

    Will you be checking out the coolest cat to come out of south korea? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_(entertainer)

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 08:18

    Kiwis are so nice :)

    mmm... must go get some from the supermarket tonight

    The fruits that is, not the people or the birds

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 08:19

    Will you be checking out the coolest cat to come out of south korea? en.wikipedia.org/…ain_(entertainer)

    How cool is this guy... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bi_(Rain).jpg

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 08:56

    Will you be checking out the coolest cat to come out of south korea? en.wikipedia.org/…ain_(entertainer)

    no, unfortunately we have to get to the airport quick smart after the race as our flight leaves at 10.30. What a shame. ahem.

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 09:04

    no, unfortunately we have to get to the airport quick smart after the race as our flight leaves at 10.30. What a shame. ahem.

    Thats a shame, maybe you can listen to some of his hit songs on the flight :)

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 09:15

    I just remembered there is moto gp today whoooo :)

    One of my friends has an unusual complain - the British Touring Car Championship, MotoGP and Le Mans Series all clash!

    Hehehe. :D MotoGP takes top priority for me. Will watch BTCC in between that and Giggles Radio. :) I may watch LMS, but probably only if BTCC is a yawn.

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 09:16

    my brother just posted a link to my photo on a car forum he goes on <3

    it's crazy - everyone else has barely moved, but you're still going up! now at 222.

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 09:16

    Will you be checking out the coolest cat to come out of south korea? en.wikipedia.org/…ain_(entertainer)

    my lady officemates are gaga over him. then again, they're crazy over a lot of koreans...

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 09:17

    my lady officemates are gaga over him. then again, they're crazy over a lot of koreans...

    I hope he has an F1 version of this hat with every team on it.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bi_(Rain).jpg

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 09:17

    Hehehe. :D MotoGP takes top priority for me. Will watch BTCC in between that and Giggles Radio. :) I may watch LMS, but probably only if BTCC is a yawn.

    I'll be listening to LMS except during lunch and the MotoGP (which are likely to coincide).

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 09:18

    I hope he has an F1 version of this hat with every team on it.. en.wikipedia.org/…ile:Bi_(Rain).jpg

    i wouldn't be surprised if he did. :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 09:50

    125cc: British rookies Danny Kent and Taylor MacKenzie both take career-best finishes to date: 4th and 5th respectively.

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 09:58

    Im guessing by the fact its so quiet this morning that it must be sunny in the UK? :)

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 09:59

    Im guessing by the fact its so quiet this morning that it must be sunny in the UK? :)

    Gloriously so. I'm indoors though, admiring the view while live-commenting the start of the LMS.

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 10:03

    Gloriously so. I'm indoors though, admiring the view while live-commenting the start of the LMS.

    And it sounds like they've made a mess of the start too?

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 10:04

    Im guessing by the fact its so quiet this morning that it must be sunny in the UK? :)

    It is quite nice here... But personally I am just busy busy busy!

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:04

    And it sounds like they've made a mess of the start too?

    "A mess" is an understatement. 4 cars seriously damaged and still nervously awaiting what happened to the other GTE cars...

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:08

    I will (probably) never complain about F1 Safety Cars again after this performance...

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 10:09

    I will (probably) never complain about F1 Safety Cars again after this performance...

    *facepalm* I think it's appropriate to say that F1 is the worst form of motorsport, except for all the others. :D

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:13

    *facepalm* I think it's appropriate to say that F1 is the worst form of motorsport, except for all the others. :D

    Good thing I'm supporting a Ferrari car rather than a Porsche...

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:21

    Safety Car out. May I cover my eyes?

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 10:22

    It is quite nice here... But personally I am just busy busy busy!

    Thats what all the celebs say!

  • Lukeh03/04/2011 at 10:23

    Morning guys, hope all are well this morning on this sunny sunday day

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:25

    Morning guys, hope all are well this morning on this sunny sunday day

    I am, thank you. Enjoying the fact that Fisico's car is leading the race at Paul Ricard despite scenes reminiscent of a destruction derby behind it.

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 10:37

    I am, thank you. Enjoying the fact that Fisico's car is leading the race at Paul Ricard despite scenes reminiscent of a destruction derby behind it.

    No need to turn on the sprinklers?

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:38

    No need to turn on the sprinklers?

    No - just drop the odd stupidly-placed Safety Car and you'll be shaking out the consequences long afterwards...

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 10:39

    Though "Safety Car" belongs in inverted commas, seeing as its unexpected presence caused a large GTE pile-up.

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 11:11

    Afternoon peoples.

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 11:12

    Afternoon peoples.

    Good afternoon. I'm very happy at the moment (Fisico's car is still leading its class).

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 11:15

    Good afternoon. I'm very happy at the moment (Fisico's car is still leading its class).

    Ah ha, very good.

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 11:32

    I am mad at the people who took my daylight savings away. Dark at 6.45, madness!

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 11:35

    I'm booking my flights to Dubai and I was really happy about the price until I get to the screen where it says

    Roundtrip Liverpool to Dubai: £80

    Taxes and Fees: £225 !!!!!

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 11:37

    I am mad at the people who took my daylight savings away. Dark at 6.45, madness!

    On the plus side... AFL season is back for the next couple of months :P

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 11:38

    Roundtrip Liverpool to Dubai: £80

    That sounds dangerously cheap... i am worried

    Taxes and Fees: £225 !!!!!

    Thank the taxman for saving us from a scouse ivasions

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 11:41

    Hello

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 11:41

    No - just drop the odd stupidly-placed Safety Car and you'll be shaking out the consequences long afterwards...

    http://youtu.be/F63z6eGb6rE

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 11:41

    Thank the taxman for saving us from a scouse ivasions

    Hahaha

    That can't be right though... Surely the airline get more than £80?? How do they make any money?

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 11:42

    That can't be right though... Surely the airline get more than £80?? How do they make any money?

    Its 80 more than they would get for an empty seat i guess?

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 11:43

    Its 80 more than they would get for an empty seat i guess?

    But if the taxes are always that high, I guess I've never paid more than £80/90....

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 11:44

    But if the taxes are always that high, I guess I've never paid more than £80/90....

    Would anyone pay more than £400 to fly that route?? I doubt it!

  • Sidepodcast Update03/04/2011 at 11:45
  • Nick03/04/2011 at 11:47

    No - just drop the odd stupidly-placed Safety Car and you'll be shaking out the consequences long afterwards...

    http://youtu.be/F63z6eGb6rE

    mmm wow thats silly

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 11:49

    But if the taxes are always that high, I guess I've never paid more than £80/90....

    If you are connecting you will be paying airport taxes twice

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:00

    Wet at Jerez for MotoGP!

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:04

    Wet at Jerez for MotoGP!

    BBC2 if you want in.

    Rossi is working his way through the field

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:05

    Rossi is working his way through the field

    Started 12th. It is now lap 3 and he's 6th.

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 12:08

    If you are connecting you will be paying airport taxes twice

    when I win my trip to Korea ;) it only includes the Air Asia part of the fare, not the various taxes. So its not completely free :)

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:09

    Started 12th. It is now lap 3 and he's 6th.

    4th!

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:12

    Simoncelli now leads, he was 3rd a minute ago. Rossi's made up the big gap to the leading 3. This is a great race.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:15

    Rossi's down! took out Stoner into the gravel as it slide under him.. both resume

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:15

    Rossi's down! took out Stoner into the gravel as it slide under him.. both resume

    Stoner stops, very angry

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 12:16

    Rossi's down! took out Stoner into the gravel as it slide under him.. both resume

    Going off into the gravel on a bike sounds kinda painful.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:17

    Going off into the gravel on a bike sounds kinda painful.

    It looks it too, when they slide along the tarmac into it. Thick leather overalls I think.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:19

    Battle for 9th looks fun, 7 riders all together :)

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 12:21

    Rossi's down! took out Stoner into the gravel as it slide under him.. both resume

    Stoner stops, very angry

    Not sure what Rossi was thinking.

    I guess 10 marshalls helping him and none helping stoner until he had ridden off is part of the territory when you go and race in spain

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:22

    The leader fell off!! He had a huge lead. Simoncelli was doing really well.. head in his arms.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:27

    I guess 10 marshalls helping him and none helping stoner until he had ridden off is part of the territory when you go and race in spain

    Well yes, they love him even more than their own riders :)

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 12:32

    Hello peoples

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:33

    Hello peoples

    Hi Bassano

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 12:33

    Good bike race?

    Might catch it on the iPlayer in the morning

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 12:34

    Well yes, they love him even more than their own riders :)

    Thats a problem with Motorsport having amateur marshals

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:34

    Good bike race?

    Excellent. Full of drama, worth watching.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:34

    Excellent. Full of drama, worth watching.

    although commenting may be acting as spoilers..

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 12:35

    after seeing the video of the the LMS start, I see what you were talking about. What a mess.

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 12:35

    although commenting may be acting as spoilers..

    Ah that's fine

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:37

    Hello peoples

    What's the plan for today?

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:37

    What's the plan for today?

    Coming home I suppose, as Kai said?

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 12:44

    Coming home I suppose, as Kai said?

    aw, that part of the trip is never fun

  • Janna03/04/2011 at 12:45

    Coming home I suppose, as Kai said?

    Pretty much, off for breakfast soon. Our flight leaves 22:00. We should land tomorrow morning.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:46

    Pretty much, off for breakfast soon. Our flight leaves 22:00. We should land tomorrow morning.

    Ah so you have some time today in town, or no?

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:47

    Excellent. Full of drama, worth watching.

    Yet more! Through into 2nd place... and into the gravel

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:51

    Yet more! Through into 2nd place... and into the gravel

    last lap and it continues, nobody wants a podium?

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:53

    Chequered flag. Crazy, crazy race. Watch it if you can.

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 12:54

    Chequered flag. Crazy, crazy race. Watch it if you can.

    Did he win?

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 12:54

    Ah so you have some time today in town, or no?

    Yeah, leave town for the airpoort about 6pm. Which is 10 hrs away :)

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:56

    Did he win?

    Lorenzo won, Pedrosa 2nd, Hayden 3rd. Rossi was somehow 5th.. a minute behind.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 12:58

    Rossi visits Honda to speak to Stoner. Casey says "your ambition outweighed your talent"

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 13:06

    Pretty much, off for breakfast soon. Our flight leaves 22:00. We should land tomorrow morning.

    ahhh, it can't be over already? :(

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 13:09

    ahhh, it can't be over already? :(

    Sidepodsepang starts in 2.5 days, I hope we can fill some of the gap :)

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 13:12

    Sidepodsepang starts in 2.5 days, I hope we can fill some of the gap :)

    woot! where you having breakfast?

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 13:13

    woot! where you having breakfast?

    on Wednesday, at the airport. After that, probably the hotel. I get the impression Lotus are staying there #notstalkingiswear :)

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 13:14

    Sidepodsepang starts in 2.5 days, I hope we can fill some of the gap :)

    I love these seamless events. Melbourne, Boston, Sepang..

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 13:14

    mmm wow thats silly

    It is. Can't complain about the front of the GTE-Pro field but somehow it feels unfair that the Ferraris haven't been challenged properly due to all the Porsches being skittled.

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 13:14

    Wet at Jerez for MotoGP!

    That was one crazy race!

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 13:15

    The leader fell off!! He had a huge lead. Simoncelli was doing really well.. head in his arms.

    I felt really sorry for Simoncelli when that happened :(

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 13:18

    Afternoon everyone :)

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 13:18

    Afternoon everyone :)

    Good afternoon :)

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 13:20

    Lorenzo won, Pedrosa 2nd, Hayden 3rd. Rossi was somehow 5th.. a minute behind.

    Stoner will not be best pleased with that.

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 13:21

    Chequered flag. Crazy, crazy race. Watch it if you can.

    British Eurosport 2 is screening it in an hour.

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 13:22

    Rossi visits Honda to speak to Stoner. Casey says "your ambition outweighed your talent"

    Indeed. At the end of the day, Rossi has points, and Stoner doesn't. So he won't be pleased with that...

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 13:29

    good news for US f1 fans:

    @ StatesmanF1: Speed TV makes it official: The network will begin showing #F1 qualifying with no time delay. http://bit.ly/hvoztW

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 13:35

    good news for US f1 fans:

    @ StatesmanF1: Speed TV makes it official: The network will begin showing #F1 qualifying with no time delay. http://bit.ly/hvoztW

    At last, Americans won't have to go into a social media vacuum during the session.

  • Lou & Lukeh03/04/2011 at 13:54

    We want an iPad 2!

    Love apple shop covent garden :)

  • Lou & Lukeh03/04/2011 at 13:55

    Also I am quite frankly shocked!!

    ....they are not playing The Beatles!

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 13:56

    ....they are not playing The Beatles!

    That's surprising, because I don't know if you know but they are now selling the Beatles in the iTunes store!

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 13:57

    That's surprising, because I don't know if you know but they are now selling the Beatles in the iTunes store!

    They really should have said something.

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 13:58

    One of the LMP2 teams was complaining about a lack of balance in the regulations detrimentally affecting its performance. Only one problem with the theory - it's currently in the lead of the first race in which it's participated this year :D

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 13:58

    They really should have said something.

    You would have thought they'd have at least mentioned it!

  • Lou03/04/2011 at 14:10

    I now have an iPad of my own... In the shop.

    A few observations, I'm not exactly sure how different it is from the ipad1... I don't see why it needs a camera, saw someone using the camera to take a photo in Trafalgar square and they looked ridiculous ... Gloss screens are silly in this shop cause of the reflections from the glass ceiling.. looovvve typing on it though. Oh and as usual images look beautiful on it. Wish it had retina display though...

    I want one

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 14:10

    @ StatesmanF1: Speed TV makes it official: The network will begin showing #F1 qualifying with no time delay. http://bit.ly/hvoztW

    YEEEEES! :D I'll be watching the next 2 races there, so it's JUST in time! :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 14:11

    That's surprising, because I don't know if you know but they are now selling the Beatles in the iTunes store!

    They really should have said something.

    Wasn't that announced months ago?

  • Lou03/04/2011 at 14:15

    We are off to explore some galleries now. Speak to you all later xx

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 14:20

    A few observations, I'm not exactly sure how different it is from the ipad1... I don't see why it needs a camera, saw someone using the camera to take a photo in Trafalgar square and they looked ridiculous ... Gloss screens are silly in this shop cause of the reflections from the glass ceiling.. looovvve typing on it though. Oh and as usual images look beautiful on it. Wish it had retina display though...

    I tried out that facetime thingy and it was terrifying, my face does not need to be that big on screen. unnecessary camera!

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:21

    I've just taken my old hi-fi to the waste recycling centre. Trusty old thing, bought it in 1996 as my first 'big' electrical spend, £110 was a lot for a 16y.o. then. :) The radio and CD changer have been broken for a couple of years, was a good amp for the TV though. But too big for that job, had to go.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:22

    I've just taken my old hi-fi to the waste recycling centre. Trusty old thing, bought it in 1996 as my first 'big' electrical spend, £110 was a lot for a 16y.o. then. :) The radio and CD changer have been broken for a couple of years, was a good amp for the TV though. But too big for that job, had to go.

    Also I finally have an uncluttered corner of the flat..

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 14:22

    Also I finally have an uncluttered corner of the flat..

    woohoo! clutter is evil :)

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:23

    I suppose a camera on an iPad is to save taking a photo on one device and having to move it over? Probably only useful for family gatherings though

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 14:25

    I suppose a camera on an iPad is to save taking a photo on one device and having to move it over? Probably only useful for family gatherings though

    you'd have to really hate your family though, the quality is appalling

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:30

    Also I finally have an uncluttered corner of the flat..

    woohoo! clutter is evil :)

    I've got so much stuff. During Giggles Radio I plan to sort through some more of it... VHS tapes of F1 races from 2002-2005 (bin them or pass on to other fans), and have a clear out of my old college work from my 1997-1999 computing/programming course.. will probably shred most of it.

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 14:31

    I've got so much stuff. During Giggles Radio I plan to sort through some more of it... VHS tapes of F1 races from 2002-2005 (bin them or pass on to other fans), and have a clear out of my old college work from my 1997-1999 computing/programming course.. will probably shred most of it.

    oh my word, and you've moved house with that before!

    I don't keep anything. It upset my mother as she thought I'd still have Christmas cards from 2007 for some reason.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:32

    oh my word, and you've moved house with that before!

    I was too lazy to do it before moving... twice.

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 14:32

    I was too lazy to do it before moving... twice.

    the throwing away of things is my favourite part of moving :)

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:33

    I don't keep anything. It upset my mother as she thought I'd still have Christmas cards from 2007 for some reason.

    I think it upset my mum that I didn't keep cards from my 18th or 21st birthdays or any of my school work (hated school, glad to get rid). I kept the cards for my 30th though.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:34

    the throwing away of things is my favourite part of moving :)

    Oh I did plenty but these things were in boxes already so mentally filed as "its just a box, do it later"

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:35

    I think it upset my mum that I didn't keep cards from my 18th or 21st birthdays or any of my school work (hated school, glad to get rid). I kept the cards for my 30th though.

    Mind you I kept the school work in the loft at either her place or Dad's (forget which). They wanted it moved and I had nowhere for it to go, so it went.

  • Amy03/04/2011 at 14:36

    Mind you I kept the school work in the loft at either her place or Dad's (forget which). They wanted it moved and I had nowhere for it to go, so it went.

    my parents still have a stack of expensive textbooks from my brothers and my uni days but all actual school/uni work is long gone. And I've never missed it :D

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:38

    Reading the Daily, I've got the DVD of that Jackie Stewart documentary. If you've not seen it, it is worth it.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:40

    my parents still have a stack of expensive textbooks from my brothers and my uni days but all actual school/uni work is long gone. And I've never missed it :D

    Me neither. :)

    I've got all those expensive books here, the price is partly why I don't want to just throw them out but nobody wanted them when I put them on eBa

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:40

    I've got all those expensive books here, the price is partly why I don't want to just throw them out but nobody wanted them when I put them on eBa

    eBay

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 14:44

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-giggles-radio-1982

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 14:44

    Just had a short thunderstorm here. Really gets in the way of listening to stuff...

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 14:47

    Reading the Daily..

    Love this linked post:

    http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/up-close-and-personal-11

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 14:56

    Big Pic Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/melbourne-makeover

    May be some more of these coming up today.

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 14:57

    Have created a bundle as well: http://bit.ly/dTlDTA

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 15:27

    Ping 2 - http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/meet-the-boss

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 15:56

    Another: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/one-step-forward-two-steps-back

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 16:32

    Ping ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/strong-start-for-sutil

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 16:53

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/ready-steady-alonso

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 17:10

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/when-the-sun-shines-well-shine-together

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 17:22

    Back over to the Daily and the question of whether or not to watch the NASCAR starting now

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 17:27

    I'll tell you what's funny... the speed of encoding this video between my old computer and my new one... Crazy!

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 17:32

    I'll tell you what's funny... the speed of encoding this video between my old computer and my new one... Crazy!

    With this running it's the first time I've actually heard the fan on my new computer.

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 17:35

    With this running it's the first time I've actually heard the fan on my new computer.

    i've found the new ones to be a bit more fan heavy than previous models. not sure why, but they come on faster than the last one.

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 17:35

    Has anyone seen this ad?

    http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/imgad?id=CJycwqKo2eKagQEQrAIY7wEyCBR2hlR3f1QU

    Never thought they'd use THAT to promote a GP, but there ya go. :D

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 17:36

    Never thought they'd use THAT to promote a GP, but there ya go. :D

    linkin park, or the HRT?

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 17:37

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/push-to-pass

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 17:37

    i've found the new ones to be a bit more fan heavy than previous models. not sure why, but they come on faster than the last one.

    Maybe... But it seems sensible... this machine has just dealt with dual streaming of live shows and recording it in HD to the disk without a problem... And only when it's come to doing encoding (which you basically want as fast as possible) has it turned the fans on)

  • Journeyer03/04/2011 at 17:37

    linkin park, or the HRT?

    HRT - they might not even make it to the GP, never mind qualify for it. :P

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 17:39

    Maybe... But it seems sensible... this machine has just dealt with dual streaming of live shows and recording it in HD to the disk without a problem... And only when it's come to doing encoding (which you basically want as fast as possible) has it turned the fans on)

    i heard mine when using lightroom for the first time ever. but then lightroom is now faster to use. i wouldn't mind a "roll back the clock speed in return for silence", option. i don't ask for much :)

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 17:45

    i heard mine when using lightroom for the first time ever. but then lightroom is now faster to use. i wouldn't mind a "roll back the clock speed in return for silence", option. i don't ask for much :)

    There is that option I think...

  • Sidepodcast Update03/04/2011 at 17:45
  • Alex Andronov03/04/2011 at 17:45

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Oooh I haven't read that F1 on the iPad article yet SU! Good idea!

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 17:45

    There is that option I think...

    there is??

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 17:47

    Oooh I haven't read that F1 on the iPad article yet SU! Good idea!

    Hehe. Giggles made a new friend.

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 17:56

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/this-could-be-you

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 18:01

    NASCAR at Martinsville. http://www.justin.tv/racefansonly#/w/1039306320/2

    Just through lap 100 of 500. Not sure how long I'll stay on board.

  • RubberGoat03/04/2011 at 18:08

    Afternoon. I went Geocaching for the first time ever today! We used our iPhones to track and find the caches and we managed to find all 4. The others gave up on the last one, but I couldn't leave it behind without finding it so I went back to look for it and finally found it!

    For those with Facebook, my friend posted his pics here: https://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150152902661956&id=576521955&aid=296996

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 18:13

    For those with Facebook, my friend posted his pics here: https://www.faceb…55&aid=296996

    content not found

  • RubberGoat03/04/2011 at 18:16

    content not found

    Ah well. Try these then: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200382_10150152902811956_576521955_7166241_6952561_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/208735_10150152902851956_576521955_7166242_1930070_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/200575_10150152902881956_576521955_7166243_4704119_n.jpg

    I shared the album on my profile too.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 18:19
  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 18:23

    Hello again. Looking forward to meeting SU when I get home.

    Is it a boy named SU?

  • RubberGoat03/04/2011 at 18:24

    So did you find things in them?

    Yeah - little treasures - some were 'travel bugs' which need to reach a certain destination. Others were little items you could take and if you wanted to, put something back in. They all have a tagging code and it gets logged on a website. One item is a dog tag that needs to get from the USA to Russia!

    But it's not about the treasure - the point is that people leave the 'treasure' in an area they want you to visit, like a hill top with a view or a lovely lake. We learnt that Denmark used to have a Ski jump area!

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 18:26

    But it's not about the treasure - the point is that people leave the 'treasure' in an area they want you to visit, like a hill top with a view or a lovely lake. We learnt that Denmark used to have a Ski jump area!

    Ahh I see

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 18:30

    Hello again. Looking forward to meeting SU when I get home.

    Is it a boy named SU?

    :)

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 18:45

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/pictures-of-you

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 18:46
  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 18:47

    Evening all.

    Just watching the last 3 laps of the Moto GP race I missed earlier.

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 18:47

    Page not found

    It will be in a moment or too.

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 18:47

    It will be in a moment or too.

    *two.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 18:48

    *two.

    4 seconds to get a correction posted. Both comments appeared at the same time

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 18:56

    Just watching the last 3 laps of the Moto GP race I missed earlier.

    I think it is fair to say that was an eventful race. It would take days to list all the incidents. The race was wet/damp at Jerez. As an example of how eventful it was Rossi started 12th after an accident in quali, worked his way up to 3rd. Just as he took 2nd he dropped his bike and took out the guy he was passing. He go back on the bike and re-joined 15th and eventually finished 5th.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 19:01

    Very nice to see that as soon as Valentino Rossi parked his bike he went straight to the Honda garage to apologise to Casey Stoner for taking him out of the race and the first thing Stoner said was to ask if Rossi's injured shoulder has suffered any more damage in the crash.

    F1 could learn a lot from those guys

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 19:14

    Has spring sprung at home and stuck yet?

    Weather here changes so quickly.

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 19:16

    Very nice to see that as soon as Valentino Rossi parked his bike he went straight to the Honda garage to apologise to Casey Stoner for taking him out of the race and the first thing Stoner said was to ask if Rossi's injured shoulder has suffered any more damage in the crash.

    It didnt sound like it quite went down like that...

    "I think if he wanted to immediately [apologise], he would have got off the bike and done it straight off the bike," said Stoner. "But he went back into the garage, I don't know why, and walked down with the helmet on"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90428

    "When Rossi apologised to Stoner in the Honda pit afterwards, television cameras caught the Australian asking Rossi about the health of his injured shoulder and suggesting his 'ambition outweighed his talent'. Rossi laughed off his rival's comments."

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90429

    It seems he was implying that the injury contributed to the crash?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 19:17

    Has spring sprung at home and stuck yet?

    Not so you would notice

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 19:21

    Not so you would notice

    Maybe in Scotland *hopeful*

    on Friday it was snowing here. On Saturday it was warm and I got sunburnt

    It's not the frickin' slopes!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 19:22

    "I think if he wanted to immediately [apologise], he would have got off the bike and done it straight off the bike," said Stoner. "But he went back into the garage, I don't know why, and walked down with the helmet on"

    They showed it on TV. I really don't get Stoner's point. Rossi got off his bike and walked into the Honda garage with his helmet still on. He not only apologised to Stoner but to everyone who was there.

    Stoner asked about his shoulder then made a comment that Rossi's ambition outweighed his talent. They were joking and Stoner was smiling.

    It seems he was implying that the injury contributed to the crash?

    I don't think so. He was saying because it was wet his injury was affecting him less

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 19:22

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-on-the-ipad-soft-pauer-timing-app

    (or you could wait for Curly SU to tell you)

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 19:23

    on Friday it was snowing here. On Saturday it was warm and I got sunburnt

    Odd country

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 19:25

    (or you could wait for Curly SU to tell you)

    Curly? :)

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 19:25

    Curly? :)

    doh! bassano will know: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101635/

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 19:26

    Stoner asked about his shoulder then made a comment that Rossi's ambition outweighed his talent. They were joking and Stoner was smiling.

    I didnt see the post race, so thats good to hear.

    Odd that autosports coverage made it seem darker though

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 19:26

    Has spring sprung at home and stuck yet?

    Weather here changes so quickly.

    It is warmer and a bit sunnier but also cloudy with spots of rain. It is April.

  • Nick03/04/2011 at 19:26

    doh! bassano will know: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101635/

    Oh dear.. that is a little 'niche'!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 19:28

    Odd that autosports coverage made it seem darker though

    I think text often makes things seem worse than they are

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 19:32

    Curly? :)

    doh! bassano will know: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101635/

    Yeah, I just didn't want to encourage interest in that film :)

    Poor James Belushi, I'm guessing it was an expensive divorce or something

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 19:33

    on Friday it was snowing here. On Saturday it was warm and I got sunburnt

    Odd country

    Just this corner, apparently.

    I guess that's why they called it New England

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 19:33

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/glimmer-of-hope

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:01

    Evening :D

    Last minute detour into work aside, I'm having a happy day :D

  • RubberGoat03/04/2011 at 20:02

    Here's some pics I took from the Geocaching I mentioned earlier: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbergoat/sets/72157626421051216/

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 20:02

    Last minute detour into work aside, I'm having a happy day :D

    That sounds good

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:03

    That sounds good

    I booked flights for more HOLIDAY :D

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 20:06

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/lotus-focus

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 20:07

    I booked flights for more HOLIDAY :D

    I thought you were saving to go to uni.

    Going on holiday somewhere nice?

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:12

    Going on holiday somewhere nice?

    Just to pester Nick :)

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 20:14

    Just to pester Nick :)

    I am sure it will do him the world of good

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:15

    Kai's train has arrived in CT, she will then drive the remaining 45mins home

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:15

    I am sure it will do him the world of good

    Alison just wants to play with the White Board

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 20:16

    Kai's train has arrived in CT, she will then drive the remaining 45mins home

    We have never live commented a train journey before

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:16

    Alison just wants to play with the White Board

    I had a tour of new flat. I don't see no whiteboard!!!

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 20:18

    Final ping of the day: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/one-stop-shop

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:20

    I had a tour of new flat. I don't see no whiteboard!!!

    Virtual tour?

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 20:20

    I think it is fair to say that was an eventful race. It would take days to list all the incidents. The race was wet/damp at Jerez. As an example of how eventful it was Rossi started 12th after an accident in quali, worked his way up to 3rd. Just as he took 2nd he dropped his bike and took out the guy he was passing. He go back on the bike and re-joined 15th and eventually finished 5th.

    Dad's just finished watching it and he says he's never seen a MotoGP race like it.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 20:21

    Dad's just finished watching it and he says he's never seen a MotoGP race like it.

    It was incredibly incident packed

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:22

    Virtual tour?

    Hehe yes!

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:24

    Final ping of the day: www.f1bigpicture.…ews/one-stop-shop

    Awww ♥

  • RG03/04/2011 at 20:25

    Final ping of the day: www.f1bigpicture.…ews/one-stop-shop

    Oooh you picked by desktop wallpaper.

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 20:28

    Final ping of the day: www.f1bigpicture.…ews/one-stop-shop

    Saved the best 'til last I reckon, great angle

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:31

    Final ping of the day: www.f1bigpicture.…ews/one-stop-shop

    Saved the best 'til last I reckon, great angle

    Agreed.

    It just occurred to me, F1BP not allow comments anymore?

  • Christine03/04/2011 at 20:31

    It just occurred to me, F1BP not allow comments anymore?

    Not for a long time :)

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2011 at 20:32

    Has spring sprung at home and stuck yet?

    Had a small thunderstorm this afternoon - spring was so last week, now I'm in summer!

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:53

    Dear Bassano I will speak to you in the daily :)

    Yes Nick better had want me to visit!!!!

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:55

    Dear Bassano I will speak to you in the daily :)

    A wise choice

    Yes Nick better had want me to visit!!!!

    Well.... ;)

  • Mr C03/04/2011 at 20:55

    (hearts) alison.

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:56

    Yes Nick better had want me to visit!!!!

    Janna says, 'yes, he wants someone to clean the flat' :lol:

    #PoorNick

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 20:58

    Janna says, 'yes, he wants someone to clean the flat' :lol:

    I knew that was coming.... I'm really not very good at that sort of thing. I guess next to Nick though I may look like Kim and Agi

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 20:59

    Mr C: have you played with the Vimeo app yet? Am trying decide between using that and purchasing the iMovie app

    IMovie for Mac never seemed that intuitive to me, correct?

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:00

    I knew that was coming.... I'm really not very good at that sort of thing. I guess next to Nick though I may look like Kim and Agi

    :)

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:05

    #sidepodspace

    We have a Soyuz launch at 11:18pm UK time tomorrow night

    http://spaceflightnow.com/station/exp27/status.html

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:11

    We have a Soyuz launch at 11:18pm UK time tomorrow night

    That a Russian launch?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:12

    That a Russian launch?

    Yes.

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:16

    That a Russian launch?

    Yes.

    To the ISS or are they doing ore missions these days?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:18

    To the ISS or are they doing ore missions these days?

    It is taking the next three members of the ISS crew up. Three came home last week and this is the replacements.

    I haven't noticed them doing anything else for a while.

    NASA TV shows the launch. We have watched 2 or 3 of them live.

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:19

    It is taking the next three members of the ISS crew up. Three came home last week and this is the replacements.

    Shift change :)

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:20

    NASA TV shows the launch. We have watched 2 or 3 of them live.

    I don't think I have seen those. Comparable to a NASA launch?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:21

    Shift change :)

    Yes. They do about 6 months at a time. Every 3 months 3 come home and a few days later another three launch

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:23

    I don't think I have seen those. Comparable to a NASA launch?

    Not really. They almost always launch on time. They are not affected by weather to the same degree and they show a lot of onboard footage all the way to zero G. The best known sidepodfact about them is that the commander has a stick in his hand to push buttons.

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:24

    Yes. They do about 6 months at a time. Every 3 months 3 come home and a few days later another three launch

    What a waste of time!!!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:25

    What a waste of time!!!

    You think they should just leave the same people up there permanently?

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:26

    You think they should just leave the same people up there permanently?

    Not permanently. Surely they could manage at least a year though....

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:27

    You think they should just leave the same people up there permanently?

    And Alison thinks the taxes to Dubai are absurd!

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:27

    Not permanently. Surely they could manage at least a year though....

    A year, those poor astronauts

    [Self censoring now]

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:28

    And Alison thinks the taxes to Dubai are absurd!

    They are!!! I had no idea tax constitutes 4/5 of an air fair.... I thought it was about 2/5

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:28

    A year, those poor astronauts

    Surely volunteers are tripping over each other to get up there. I'm sure you'd find volunteers.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:28

    Not permanently. Surely they could manage at least a year though....

    I think they need more medical information before they leave people up that long. They also need to find ways to minimise bone and muscle loss

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:28

    They are!!! I had no idea tax constitutes 4/5 of an air fair.... I thought it was about 2/5

    Tell me about it!

    Free isn't anyway near free now! Grrrrr

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 21:29

    I went to see a comedian once who did a song by improv. Was asked to do a song about Ryanair.

    "Ryanair Ryanair it isn't quite right.

    How can the sandwiches cost more than the flight?"

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:30

    How can the sandwiches cost more than the flight?"

    And better. Ok, maybe not but it's debatable

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:30

    Surely volunteers are tripping over each other to get up there. I'm sure you'd find volunteers.

    There may be lots of volunteers but most of them want to be able to function on there return like they did before

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:31

    There may be lots of volunteers but most of them want to be able to function on there return like they did before

    If a year is going to do that much damage to you then why is 6 months okay? Doesn't it cause weird bone cancers and things?

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:32

    Oooh I've had that really satisfying thing where you work out what a song is that you keep hearing is!! Woooo. That's about a year of irritation over :P

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:33

    If a year is going to do that much damage to you then why is 6 months okay? Doesn't it cause weird bone cancers and things?

    Don't know about cancers but it causes a lot of wastage due to the lack of load on the body. The longer they are up there the more wastage there is.

    6 months is OK because people have been doing that for about 30 years now. A year may be OK or it may not. Alternatively it may be OK for some people and not others

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:34

    Oooh I've had that really satisfying thing where you work out what a song is that you keep hearing is!! Woooo. That's about a year of irritation over :P

    Shazam for ear worms?

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:35

    Shazam for ear worms?

    What on earth....?

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:36

    What on earth....?

    Shazam: song recognition app

    Ear worm: a song that goes round in your head that you cannot get rid of

    Shazam for Ear Worm, Genius

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 21:36

    Shazam for ear worms?

    What on earth....?

    Dial 2580 and hold the phone to the music for 20-30 seconds, it'll text you back within a couple of minutes to tell you what song it is

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:39

    Dial 2580 and hold the phone to the music for 20-30 seconds, it'll text you back within a couple of minutes to tell you what song it is

    Ah I see no. I'm pretty sure this plays around weekly at work.... No phone based relief available :P

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:39

    Ah I see no. I'm pretty sure this plays around weekly at work.... No phone based relief available :P

    Dial it and sing the tune

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:41

    Dial it and sing the tune

    Hahaha is this an April fool???

  • Steven Roy03/04/2011 at 21:41

    Hahaha is this an April fool???

    Don't know that one. Your singing must be good if it recognised it

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 21:44

    Don't know that one. Your singing must be good if it recognised it

    I am not phoning some random number and singing into the phone!

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 21:44

    I am not phoning some random number and singing into the phone!

    Is that why there are phone in some bathrooms?

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 22:03

    This place is nearly as bad as Australia for TVs in bars.

    Only tops them with bathroom TVs

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 22:06

    Only tops them with bathroom TVs

    This makes me glad I'm not there :P #notmykindofthing

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 22:07

    This makes me glad I'm not there :P #notmykindofthing

    The rest of it is fab, it's easily ignored

  • Alison03/04/2011 at 22:07

    The rest of it is fab, it's easily ignored

    All a bit 1984....

  • RubberGoat03/04/2011 at 22:11

    Dad's just finished watching it and he says he's never seen a MotoGP race like it.

    Was amazing. The Rossi/Stoner thing looked a bit staged like a WWE event though!

  • Bassano03/04/2011 at 22:18

    Will head to the airport now. Hope to be able to comment later

  • Pat W03/04/2011 at 22:45

    Was amazing. The Rossi/Stoner thing looked a bit staged like a WWE event though!

    Loved the race, even by classic MotoGP standards it was dramatic! A much needed return to form after a year or so of being a bit boring. I wrote some words:

    Ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/04/03/a-promising-season-of-motogp/