Friday is here at last and we can start talking about the upcoming weekend. It's been a hectic week, and testing gets underway again next week, so we need a chance to rest! But, there's still Friday to get through, and to help us along, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • We've been talking about our calendar a lot recently, and although we've made it as easy as possible to subscribe to it, we're still uncovering all the options. Kathi spent some time working out how to get the calendar working with Mozilla Thunderbird/Sunbird, and wrote an excellent wiki page of instructions. If you have any other tips to add, please get them in there, or else follow Kathi's great words.
  • Journeyer's Thursday Thoughts question created a great response in the comments, and we had a guest post from Nathan running quite objectively through the options. My team was a bit less conventional, but that probably goes without saying.
  • We have finally found out what Nick Heidfeld has planned for the upcoming season, and although being a test driver for the Schumacher team can't be what he was hoping for, it's good that he's still on the grid in some capacity. Have your say over on the breakout thread.

That'll do for now. Let us know what you're up to today and over the next couple of days as well, and I will see you in the comments.

713 responses

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:13

    Morning, folks. :D

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:15

    Morning, folks. :D

    morning ;-)

    (I should not believe on the black sky outside?)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:16

    morning ;-)

    (I should not believe on the black sky outside?)

    If it's past midnight there, it's already morning. :D

    Hey guille.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:16

    Morning, folks. :D

    Hello

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:16

    kind of related to F1 through Newey: is anybody going to follow America's Cup races next week?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:16

    kind of related to F1 through Newey: is anybody going to follow America's Cup races next week?

    Didn't know it was on. Who is in it this time?

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:17

    If it's past midnight there, it's already morning. :D

    not yet. 21:16, and I should be thinking on my dinner... :P

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:17

    Didn't know it was on. Who is in it this time?

    If I'm not mistaken, Alinghi and Oracle BMW.

    guille, is that right?

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:18

    Didn't know it was on. Who is in it this time?

    Alinghi the defender, BMW Oracle the challenger. In massive 90 foot multihulls...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:18

    guille, is that right?

    I'd LOVE to follow it. Aren't they racing in the Middle East this time? Is it Dubai or Abu Dhabi? I watched it live last time out, and it's awesome to watch. :D

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:18

    I'd LOVE to follow it. Aren't they racing in the Middle East this time? Is it Dubai or Abu Dhabi? I watched it live last time out, and it's awesome to watch. :D

    it's valencia again.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:19

    it's valencia again.

    Oh, so those Middle East talks fell through, eh?

    The Valencia marina is good for America's Cup races... just not F1 races.

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:19

    it's valencia again.

    first race start 10:06 local time on Monday (talking about strange starting times...)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:20

    first race start 10:06 local time on Monday (talking about strange starting times...)

    Ahhh Fudge. I'm gonna miss it live. :(

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:20

    first race start 10:06 local time on Monday (talking about strange starting times...)

    Are NASA organising? 10:06?

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:22

    Oh, so those Middle East talks fell through, eh?

    more or less, a legal thing. they can't race on the south hemisphere in february, and they need to race before winter to comply with a previous ruling of the court. it was a big legal battle since the end of the last cup, and it hasn't ended yet. F1 politics is kindergarten compared to this...

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:24

    Are NASA organising? 10:06?

    well, the actual warning signal is at 10:00. 6 minutes later they can cross the start line, but they can fight those minutes for the best position to start

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:24

    more or less, a legal thing. they can't race on the south hemisphere in february, and they need to race before winter to comply with a previous ruling of the court. it was a big legal battle since the end of the last cup, and it hasn't ended yet. F1 politics is kindergarten compared to this...

    this racing before winter was part of the original america's cup charter, right? when they defended off home soil, and all the teams were still in the northern hemisphere?

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 00:24

    Alinghi the defender, BMW Oracle the challenger. In massive 90 foot multihulls...

    I don't know much but I've heard from a man at work who's into sailing as much as I'm into motorsport, that essentially there was a bit argument and then a ruling that they can race what they like, so they are going all-out...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:25

    I don't know much but I've heard from a man at work who's into sailing as much as I'm into motorsport, that essentially there was a bit argument and then a ruling that they can race what they like, so they are going all-out...

    Sounds very intriguing, that...

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:25

    Ahhh Fudge. I'm gonna miss it live. :(

    it's supposedly being broadcasted live, for free, on the internet, in HD (take note bernie...)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:26

    it's supposedly being broadcasted live, for free, on the internet, in HD (take note bernie...)

    won't believe it til i see it. and that's assuming it stays up, too...

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:26

    well, the actual warning signal is at 10:00. 6 minutes later they can cross the start line, but they can fight those minutes for the best position to start

    I love watching all the moves before the start of a race

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:27

    it's supposedly being broadcasted live, for free, on the internet, in HD (take note bernie...)

    Do you have a link?

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 00:29

    Sounds very intriguing, that...

    Something like a disagreement about what they could race, and after much arguing the judge (or whatever) decreed the original rules just said "a boat".

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:29

    Something like a disagreement about what they could race, and after much arguing the judge (or whatever) decreed the original rules just said "a boat".

    Heh. So the gloves are off. It'll be very interesting to see what they come up with.

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:33

    this racing before winter was part of the original america's cup charter, right? when they defended off home soil, and all the teams were still in the northern hemisphere?

    I don't know much but I've heard from a man at work who's into sailing as much as I'm into motorsport, that essentially there was a bit argument and then a ruling that they can race what they like, so they are going all-out...

    in short: normally you have a challenger (several actually) that put a challenge to the defender. they agree on the terms of the Cup (yacht sizes, place, format of the races). this time it was a whole legal mess, with two big egos involved, so they had to revert to the original 'regulations' that date back to 1850. One of the things it says is that you have to race from the end of winter to the beginning of summer, according to the hemisphere you race in. the other is that there is a maximum time between the challenge and the races. and the last is that boats should be less than 90 feet at the water line.

    everything can be overruled if the two teams agree, but the owners don't want to agree on anything. so he we are...

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:34

    Do you have a link?

    www.americascup.com has the official feed, but I guess that it will be replicated on the teams' pages also

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:35

    in short: normally you have a challenger (several actually) that put a challenge to the defender. they agree on the terms of the Cup (yacht sizes, place, format of the races). this time it was a whole legal mess, with two big egos involved, so they had to revert to the original 'regulations' that date back to 1850. One of the things it says is that you have to race from the end of winter to the beginning of summer, according to the hemisphere you race in. the other is that there is a maximum time between the challenge and the races. and the last is that boats should be less than 90 feet at the water line.

    everything can be overruled if the two teams agree, but the owners don't want to agree on anything. so he we are...

    reverting back to an 1850 charter? that's... appalling.

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:38

    Heh. So the gloves are off. It'll be very interesting to see what they come up with.

    Alinghi has come out with a 90 feet catamaran, allegedly with a 1,000 square meters main sail.

    BMW-Oraclew with a 90 feet trimaran, with a 68 meters high 'wing-sail' (apparently it doubles the size of a Jumbo wing).

    And both are really amazing to see when they lift one of the sides from the water... Figures are around 30 knots of real speed with 15 knots of wind...

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:43

    Heh. So the gloves are off. It'll be very interesting to see what they come up with.

    Alinghi has come out with a 90 feet catamaran, allegedly with a 1,000 square meters main sail.

    BMW-Oraclew with a 90 feet trimaran, with a 68 meters high 'wing-sail' (apparently it doubles the size of a Jumbo wing).

    And both are really amazing to see when they lift one of the sides from the water... Figures are around 30 knots of real speed with 15 knots of wind...

    I think this is going to be fun

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:43

    reverting back to an 1850 charter? that's... appalling.

    Mosley vs. Briatore is kindergarten, I tell you. The owners of the two teams were publicly fighting (in words) for the last year and a half. And not some gentle pushes, really hard words and eternal legal battles. to revert back to the 1850 rules was the only way 'forward'

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:48

    I think this is going to be fun

    I hope so. but if one of the boats results significantly faster than the other, it won't be very appealing

    At least it will end fast and they can go back to the America's Cup format of lasts editions. it mirrors F1 in many aspects, not only in being the pinnacle of technology in its area (actually, I should say F1 mirrors America's Cup, as it's 100 years younger... ;-) ).

  • lou05/02/2010 at 00:50

    hehehe okay i've emailed Emily Davenport and now i'm off to bed but i'm so excited it may be difficult to sleep. night all! xx

  • guille230605/02/2010 at 00:51

    hehehe okay i've emailed Emily Davenport and now i'm off to bed but i'm so excited it may be difficult to sleep. night all! xx

    night lou

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 00:51

    Night Lou.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:51

    hehehe okay i've emailed Emily Davenport and now i'm off to bed but i'm so excited it may be difficult to sleep. night all! xx

    Remember to hassle the parents as soon as they wake

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 00:51

    Alinghi has come out with a 90 feet catamaran, allegedly with a 1,000 square meters main sail.

    BMW-Oraclew with a 90 feet trimaran, with a 68 meters high 'wing-sail' (apparently it doubles the size of a Jumbo wing).

    That's.... big

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 00:54

    hehehe okay i've emailed Emily Davenport and now i'm off to bed but i'm so excited it may be difficult to sleep. night all! xx

    you call her by her whole name? hehehe. night lou. :)

  • lou05/02/2010 at 00:54

    Remember to hassle the parents as soon as they wake

    i have written myself a note :)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:55

    you call her by her whole name? hehehe. night lou. :)

    Different Emily

    http://emilydavenport.com/

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 00:55

    i have written myself a note :)

    Good night

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 06:16

    Wow that was a quiet night!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 06:17

    Wow that was a quiet night!

    Morning everyone :)

  • Dan Brunell05/02/2010 at 06:44

    Morning everyone :)

    Good evening. I just got home.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 06:46

    Good evening. I just got home.

    I just started work... It's a funny old world.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 06:55

    Hello Dan and Alex.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 07:03

    Hello Dan and Alex.

    Howdy!

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:07

    Hmmm. One of the established teams in a bit of trouble for not submitting paperwork on time:

    Companies House threatens to dissolve Vijay Mallya's Force India team

    FTA:

    Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya's Force India Formula One team faces being dissolved by Companies House for not delivering its 2008 accounts according to recently filed documents.

    They originally had until 25th January to file. They failed to do so, but asked for an extension. This was granted, and the final deadline is 25th February.

    If the company gets dissolved, that pretty much means FIF1 is kicked out of F1 (the company having been the signatory to the Concorde).

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:17

    Morning :)

  • F1Wolf05/02/2010 at 07:17

    Hmmm. One of the established teams in a bit of trouble for not submitting paperwork on time:

    I wonder what has happened top his Ferrari debt ...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:17

    Morning :)

    Hey Gavin. How's your Friday?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:17

    Hmmm. One of the established teams in a bit of trouble for not submitting paperwork on time:

    Companies House threatens to dissolve Vijay Mallya's Force India team

    FTA:

    Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya's Force India Formula One team faces being dissolved by Companies House for not delivering its 2008 accounts according to recently filed documents.

    They originally had until 25th January to file. They failed to do so, but asked for an extension. This was granted, and the final deadline is 25th February.

    If the company gets dissolved, that pretty much means FIF1 is kicked out of F1 (the company having been the signatory to the Concorde).

    Oh dear. I should hope this is only a threat and that they file on time. I wonder how much Vijay is in debt for?

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:18

    I wonder what has happened top his Ferrari debt ...

    All but gone now, I'd assume, when Ferrari got Fisi's services.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:18

    Morning :)

    Hey Gavin. How's your Friday?

    Very good sir! How was yours?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:18

    I wonder what has happened top his Ferrari debt ...

    All but gone now, I'd assume, when Ferrari got Fisi's services.

    One hopes so at least...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:18

    Oh dear. I should hope this is only a threat and that they file on time. I wonder how much Vijay is in debt for?

    From what I understand, there is no money owed, just the paperwork.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:19

    Very good sir! How was yours?

    Good so far. No work, so just bumming around. :D

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:20

    Sorta #MFC

    You know how football has a transfer deadline? Well Sunderland almost missed signing a player because the fax machines broke and they couldn't send out the request in time.

    They had to get an engineer in to prove that this was the case so the Premier League could give them a special dispensation to sign the player.

    By Fax! Who still uses faxes?

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:21

    You know how football has a transfer deadline? Well Sunderland almost missed signing a player because the fax machines broke and they couldn't send out the request in time.

    You've GOT to be kidding.

    As Christine told me before, no change here... :D

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:28

    #mfc

    Apple vs. Amazon: The Great E-book War Has Already Begun

    FTA:

    Last night, several blogs including Venturebeat and NYT’s Bits Blog noticed something was amiss on the website of the world’s largest retailer: Amazon suddenly stopped selling books from Macmillan, one of the world’s largest book publishers.

    ...

    According to The New York Times, the reason the books were pulled was the iPad. Macmillan told Amazon that it wanted to change its pricing and compensation agreement, upping the price of some books from $9.99 to $15 and splitting sales 70/30, the same model Apple uses for the iPhone app store and its upcoming iBooks store. Amazon’s apparent response was to flex its muscle and pull countless Macmillan books off the virtual shelves.

    My question is: Is it fair for Amazon to do this?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 07:32

    From what I understand, there is no money owed, just the paperwork.

    When a company is late filing the reason is usually a nasty hole in the accounts that needs plugging.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:32

    #mfc

    Apple vs. Amazon: The Great E-book War Has Already Begun

    FTA:

    Last night, several blogs including Venturebeat and NYT’s Bits Blog noticed something was amiss on the website of the world’s largest retailer: Amazon suddenly stopped selling books from Macmillan, one of the world’s largest book publishers.

    ...

    According to The New York Times, the reason the books were pulled was the iPad. Macmillan told Amazon that it wanted to change its pricing and compensation agreement, upping the price of some books from $9.99 to $15 and splitting sales 70/30, the same model Apple uses for the iPhone app store and its upcoming iBooks store. Amazon’s apparent response was to flex its muscle and pull countless Macmillan books off the virtual shelves.

    My question is: Is it fair for Amazon to do this?

    CNET's Molly Wood has a fantastic Molly-Rant about this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31322_3-10438385-256.html

    So glad she's back doing BOL fulltime now :D

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:33

    When a company is late filing the reason is usually a nasty hole in the accounts that needs plugging.

    Yikes. Could that be... the Ferrari debt?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:33

    From what I understand, there is no money owed, just the paperwork.

    When a company is late filing the reason is usually a nasty hole in the accounts that needs plugging.

    Agreed. That's why in my old job, one of the clauses for a company holding a permit was that their paperwork filed to the companies office was all in order...

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:36

    From what I understand, there is no money owed, just the paperwork.

    When a company is late filing the reason is usually a nasty hole in the accounts that needs plugging.

    Didn't Simon Gillett have the same problem?

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:36

    Didn't Simon Gillett have the same problem?

    I think so, but it never got to the point that DVL was actually dissolved.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:38

    #mfc

    State of the Internet 2010

    I loooove pretty graphs and graphics. :D

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:40

    Hmmm. One of the established teams in a bit of trouble for not submitting paperwork on time:

    Companies House threatens to dissolve Vijay Mallya's Force India team

    FTA:

    Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya's Force India Formula One team faces being dissolved by Companies House for not delivering its 2008 accounts according to recently filed documents.

    They originally had until 25th January to file. They failed to do so, but asked for an extension. This was granted, and the final deadline is 25th February.

    If the company gets dissolved, that pretty much means FIF1 is kicked out of F1 (the company having been the signatory to the Concorde).

    By the way Alia, I look forward to your opinion on this ;)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 07:41

    #mfc

    State of the Internet 2010

    I loooove pretty graphs and graphics. :D

    Oooh so do I - thanks J :D

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:42

    Oooh so do I - thanks J :D

    No problem-o. ;)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:42

    By the way Alia, I look forward to your opinion on this ;)

    Me too! :D

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 07:45

    My question is: Is it fair for Amazon to do this?

    It's not fair...

    Old model:

    Author -> Publisher -> Distributor -> Bookshop -> Customer

    Amazon model (current):

    Author -> Publisher -> Amazon -> Customer

    iBooks model (proposed):

    Author -> Publisher -> iBooks -> Customer

    Amazon have a new compensation scheme which basically offers the same rate as Apple but does this:

    Author -> Amazon -> Customer

    Publishers are not too keen on this. You have to sign an exclusive deal with Amazon to get it (eg. don't sell to Apple). It is the only way Amazon can afford to sell the books they say.

    How can Apple afford to undercut Amazon so much? Apple does not make any money from sales in the iTunes Store or AppStore so the guess is that they are doing the same with the iBookstore.

    Apple sells books without making money to sell iPads.

    Amazon sells kindles without making money to sell books.

    That's where the difference comes from. And it means we'll see quite a bit of upheaval while this sorts itself out.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:49

    That's where the difference comes from. And it means we'll see quite a bit of upheaval while this sorts itself out.

    Very interesting explanation, Alex. Thanks for that.

    It'll be intriguing to see whose business model wins out.

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 07:49

    today is not a good day for Gates in the Life of Amy. The mechanism in the lock on my front gate fell out last night so I cannot secure my courtyard. Ill cry if someone nicks my bbq. Then I headed out to the back gate of my complex because the mail box is there. But someone has jammed that lock past where its meant to go so the gate cant be opened. So I have to go out the front entrance and walk right around the block to get the mail. Boo gates, why do you hate me

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:51

    today is not a good day for Gates in the Life of Amy. The mechanism in the lock on my front gate fell out last night so I cannot secure my courtyard. Ill cry if someone nicks my bbq. Then I headed out to the back gate of my complex because the mail box is there. But someone has jammed that lock past where its meant to go so the gate cant be opened. So I have to go out the front entrance and walk right around the block to get the mail. Boo gates, why do you hate me

    Just need to buy a new lock, and it'll be sorted. ;)

  • Turkey Machine05/02/2010 at 07:52

    bad luck amy. hi peoples, how be we?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 07:52

    Just need to buy a new lock, and it'll be sorted. ;)

    Send the bill for the gates to the richest man in the world.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:53

    Send the bill for the gates to the richest man in the world.

    goodness. :P

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 07:54

    if amazon put prices up i just will stop buying. The archaic regional restrictions already suck. Case in point, I wanted to read Open by Andre Agassi. I wanted to read it on my Kindle. I was prepared to pay to fo this. The book is on the Kindle store but not for Australian customers. So I downloaded a pdf from a torrent site and put that on my kindle instead. Amazon/publishers, stop not letting me give you money!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 07:55

    It'll be intriguing to see whose business model wins out.

    Experience shows it tends to be the disinterested party (eg. Apple in this case)

    The reason that Amazon got the distribution businessness was that they worked out a way of being cheaper to the seller and offering no difference to their experience because they had innovated (no shops).

    Apple are essentially doing the same thing (no physical books).

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 07:55

    i cant buy a new lock, the key is some sort of magic one that opens lots of doors in this complex so i have to wait for my stupid landlord to sort it out :(

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:55

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/thoughts-with-a-glass-of-wine/

    have we discussed the mole update in this post? ;)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 07:55

    i cant buy a new lock, the key is some sort of magic one that opens lots of doors in this complex so i have to wait for my stupid landlord to sort it out :(

    Oh. Boo.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 08:00

    i cant buy a new lock, the key is some sort of magic one that opens lots of doors in this complex so i have to wait for my stupid landlord to sort it out :(

    Maybe you should say to him, "if the barbecue goes then you're paying for it".

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 08:00

    ps. Amy if I sign up for the Amazon deal you mentioned the other day at the moment it locks me in to exclusively publish my book electronically with Amazon... which is a bit :(

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 08:01

    oh :( there are 4 kindles in my office at work now. I am such an inspiration.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 08:04

    oh :( there are 4 kindles in my office at work now. I am such an inspiration.

    hehehe. Amy is a Technology Evangelist now, it seems. :D

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 08:21
  • Turkey Machine05/02/2010 at 08:21

    Just read Joe's post. Made me chuckle!

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 08:29

    For Amy and Kathi:

    Charity auctions can get scary! When they announced they were selling raquets from the Australian Open I figured they would all be far too expensive for me but Rogers sold for $28,000 which goes well beyond 'far too expensive' :D

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 08:31

    Charity auctions can get scary! When they announced they were selling raquets from the Australian Open I figured they would all be far too expensive for me but Rogers sold for $28,000 which goes well beyond 'far too expensive' :D

    The bidding is for 10 days, it seems. Very little bidding, as of yet...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 08:33

    http://twitter.com/The_Real_JB

    Jenson still follows OfficialMGP, apparently... :D

  • F1Wolf05/02/2010 at 08:40

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/a-silly-story/

    on that Force India story

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 08:43

    on that Force India story

    Duly commented. Thanks, Wolf. ;)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 08:46

    if amazon put prices up i just will stop buying. The archaic regional restrictions already suck. Case in point, I wanted to read Open by Andre Agassi. I wanted to read it on my Kindle. I was prepared to pay to fo this. The book is on the Kindle store but not for Australian customers. So I downloaded a pdf from a torrent site and put that on my kindle instead. Amazon/publishers, stop not letting me give you money!

    That is the last gasp of stupid on Amazon's part!

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 08:49

    That is the last gasp of stupid on Amazon's part!

    I think its more the publishers fault but even so, grrr. It's a really, really good book though so when I can finally buy it legally I will :D

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 08:49

    i cant buy a new lock, the key is some sort of magic one that opens lots of doors in this complex so i have to wait for my stupid landlord to sort it out :(

    I lived in an apartment block that doubled as a hotel type place, which meant the cleaners had a master key. One summer evening Mrs. Goat and I were chilling out in our undies after work (as one does) when two little chinese people walked in. We said hello and asked them how they were, and they walked out embarrassed!

    We rang the landlord to complain (it was a privately-owned apartment, not part of the hotel you see) and got her to change the locks ;)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 08:49

    That is the last gasp of stupid on Amazon's part!

    After having a go at Amazon earlier this will be all about the publishers.

    Different companies own the rights in different areas.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 08:50

    That is the last gasp of stupid on Amazon's part!

    I think its more the publishers fault but even so, grrr. It's a really, really good book though so when I can finally buy it legally I will :D

    Is it? Apart from the shocking parts?

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 08:52

    Is it? Apart from the shocking parts?

    I became a tennis fan quite towards the end of his career so I missed a lot of what happened early on. I had no idea most of what happened to him had happened. It's the third tennis autobiography I have read recently and its been the most interesting by far. I want to read the Serena Williams one next but thats not available to Australia on Kindle yet either.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 08:55

    Different companies own the rights in different areas.

    For some big authors different companies own the rights to the hardback from the paperback so there is a lot of debate about which one of them gets to publish the electronic version.

  • Amy05/02/2010 at 08:56

    For some big authors different companies own the rights to the hardback from the paperback so there is a lot of debate about which one of them gets to publish the electronic version.

    there was outrage that Dan Brown and Stephen King books were not available to Australia but I noticed a few weeks ago that they are now, so it's nice to know that eventually these things seem to get sorted out.

  • F1Wolf05/02/2010 at 09:20

    now also Autosport picked up the Valles for USF1 story:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81287

  • me05/02/2010 at 09:26

    on that Force India story

    Duly commented. Thanks, Wolf. ;)

    i'm now catching up with spc comments on joe's site...

    :)

  • me05/02/2010 at 09:27

    That's where the difference comes from. And it means we'll see quite a bit of upheaval while this sorts itself out.

    agreed. but the winners are:

    - authors

    - consumers

    bring it on.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 09:30

    Morning all. Not quite Thursday but an excellent post: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/05/thursday-thoughts-lorenzos-ideal-team/

  • me05/02/2010 at 09:32

    Morning all. Not quite Thursday but an excellent post: http://sidepod...-lorenzos-ideal-team/

    blimey, popular question this week!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 09:33

    That's where the difference comes from. And it means we'll see quite a bit of upheaval while this sorts itself out.

    agreed. but the winners are:

    - authors

    - consumers

    bring it on.

    Absolutely... There was a huge danger of Amazon becoming a giant monopoly. And once that happened prices would not stay low.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 09:33

    Is it? Apart from the shocking parts?

    I became a tennis fan quite towards the end of his career so I missed a lot of what happened early on. I had no idea most of what happened to him had happened. It's the third tennis autobiography I have read recently and its been the most interesting by far. I want to read the Serena Williams one next but thats not available to Australia on Kindle yet either.

    Saw a doco on the Williams sisters once. That will be a good book!

  • F1Wolf05/02/2010 at 09:51

    is it me or the LG ?

    LG #f1 Survey fail after 10 mins answering stuck at 96.88% complete. Can't convince the survey that 1

  • F1Wolf05/02/2010 at 09:52

    LG #f1 Survey fail after 10 mins answering stuck at 96.88% complete. Can't convince the survey that 1 is less than 3 - http://tweetphoto.com/10459767

  • Danny05/02/2010 at 10:09

    pluggety plug.

    http://www.fantasywrc.com

    Hastily constructed with thoughtless rules and scoring. You never know - it might work?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 10:10

    Hastily constructed with thoughtless rules and scoring. You never know - it might work?

    Wooohoo!

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 10:14

    pluggety plug.

    http://www.fantasywrc.com

    Hastily constructed with thoughtless rules and scoring. You never know - it might work?

    Can I point out that there seem to be a lot of Danes in the WRC this year?

  • Jon Waldock05/02/2010 at 10:20

    Anyone who is in the Slough area (or can get to it) on Sunday, you are invited to F1 Karting for...Karting....

    We've booked 10 spaces but are a bit short on numbers, so if anyones interested then please let me know!

  • Stuart C05/02/2010 at 10:20

    Morning all.

    The Telegraph story is a funny thing (and not because of the curious synchronicity – I was doing my first Companies House return this morning before I heard about this kerfuffle). The authors of it have links to Bernie that I’ve never quite been able to fathom.

    No surprise to find Joe coming out against the notion; he doesn’t rate the authors.

    Speaking of Joseph, a comment appeared on quite an old entry on my site yesterday – from the proprietor of F1 update or whatever it’s called.

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2009/12/better-coverag

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 10:22

    Speaking of Joseph, a comment appeared on quite an old entry on my site yesterday – from the proprietor of F1 update or whatever it’s called.

    Unbelievable that he reckons AUTOSPORT are as bad as GMM ... at least they have people in the paddock!!!!

  • Jon Waldock05/02/2010 at 10:22

    Speaking of Joseph, a comment appeared on quite an old entry on my site yesterday – from the proprietor of F1 update or whatever it’s called.

    My favourite bit of that is the big long ranty moan and then "Interesting site, by the way. I shall read more." love it

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 10:25

    Speaking of Joseph, a comment appeared on quite an old entry on my site yesterday – from the proprietor of F1 update or whatever it’s called.

    My favourite bit of that is the big long ranty moan and then "Interesting site, by the way. I shall read more." love it

    It's like saying "With all due respect..." before slagging someone off!

  • Stuart C05/02/2010 at 10:30

    From what I understand, there is no money owed, just the paperwork.

    That is right (sort of). Companies House stuff is a reporting issue. You have to submit your accounts (they do check to make sure the sums add up) and report if any directors have lost or joined. You have to pay for the privilege of doing this - £30 if you file on paper, £15 if you do it online.

    So, since I don't have to file accounts until next year, this morning I paid £15 to tell them that nothing has changed. Bah!

    at least they have people in the paddock!!!!

    I was going to write a more full response, going back through Joe’s site and his to demonstrate that what he described as a ‘load of b—s’ was in fact a fair and accurate summary of what had been said and done. After a while I realised he was one of those people who will post a comment and then almost immediately start backtracking – you know, the old “I never said that.” So I decided not to bother getting into an argument.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 10:31

    blimey, popular question this week!

    :D it's a good question, no? ;)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 10:31

    I was going to write a more full response, going back through Joe’s site and his to demonstrate that what he described as a ‘load of b—s’ was in fact a fair and accurate summary of what had been said and done. After a while I realised he was one of those people who will post a comment and then almost immediately start backtracking – you know, the old “I never said that.” So I decided not to bother getting into an argument.

    Good choice. GMM arguments are always long and bitter!

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 10:34

    The Telegraph story is a funny thing (and not because of the curious synchronicity – I was doing my first Companies House return this morning before I heard about this kerfuffle). The authors of it have links to Bernie that I’ve never quite been able to fathom.

    but the authors have links to Bernie? Not completely flim-flam then, I guess?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 10:46

    but the authors have links to Bernie? Not completely flim-flam then, I guess?

    We know that Bernie always likes to kick up a stink ... remember his comments at WROOM that he thought the new teams would fail...

  • Stuart C05/02/2010 at 10:46

    but the authors have links to Bernie? Not completely flim-flam then, I guess?

    That I don’t know, and I would advise against drawing firm conclusions. They have occasionally been a route through which Bernie has made information known. That doesn’t automatically mean that in this case the story is true, or that it has come from Princes Gate. The authors do spend a lot of time digging through accounts to come up with stories like this. There are people who believe the stories they write and people who don’t.

  • me05/02/2010 at 10:51

    By Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid

    neither seems able to write without the other. does one do the consonants and the other the vowels?

  • me05/02/2010 at 10:51

    pluggety plug.

    http://www.fantasywrc.com

    Hastily constructed with thoughtless rules and scoring. You never know - it might work?


    yay. i need to think up a new teamname...

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 10:52

    yay. i need to think up a new teamname...

    That's what I got stuck on!

  • me05/02/2010 at 10:52

    :D it's a good question, no? ;)

    fact.

    have we mentioned you need a blog?

  • me05/02/2010 at 10:52

    That's what I got stuck on!

    :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 10:55

    Hah!

    http://twitter.com/redbullf1spy/statuses/8672300854

  • Dank05/02/2010 at 11:04

    Hastily constructed with thoughtless rules and scoring. You never know - it might work?

    No mention of Ken Block etc? Or are the drivers just those competing in the full season, in which case, Raikkonen and Sordo won't be either, will they?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:12

    A plug for a post about fruit: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/02/05/new-food-resolution-1-the-sharon-fruit/

  • Danny05/02/2010 at 11:14

    No mention of Ken Block etc? Or are the drivers just those competing in the full season, in which case, Raikkonen and Sordo won't be either, will they?

    I just stuck in all Class A drivers from the Swedish entry list. I guess I'll need to review drivers before each event once the official entry lists are published.

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 11:18

    A plug for a post about fruit: http://smarter...n-1-the-sharon-fruit/

    Sounds disgusting! You're going to try and choose something more appetising next time?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:19

    Sounds disgusting! You're going to try and choose something more appetising next time?

    That is the idea, yes.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:27

    A plug for a post about fruit: http://smarter...n-1-the-sharon-fruit/

    I have commented

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 11:31

    A plug for a post about fruit: http://smarter...n-1-the-sharon-fruit/

    I have commented

    So have I!

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:33

    So have I!

    Thanking you both. I do get emails telling me though. :)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:36

    Thanking you both. I do get emails telling me though. :)

    Yeah... see it's a balance thing innit? I don't want you to think I've ignored your comment. So I might write something in reply here, but I may as well write it as a comment there, but then you get ignored here.

    What's a boy to do?

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:36

    Thanking you both. I do get emails telling me though. :)

    smartarse ;)

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:37

    What's a boy to do?

    good question. if you come up with any answers, leave a comment.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:38

    Yeah... see it's a balance thing innit? I don't want you to think I've ignored your comment. So I might write something in reply here, but I may as well write it as a comment there, but then you get ignored here.

    Isn't a plug to point you in the direction of something, and therefore doesn't really need commenting on here?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:38

    smartarse ;)

    shhh! Don't mention that Christine commented to tell me that she'd sent me an e-mail the other day. I got an e-mail about that too ;) joke joke joke abort abort. shh!

    #confidential

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:39

    shhh! Don't mention that Christine commented to tell me that she'd sent me an e-mail the other day. I got an e-mail about that too ;) joke joke joke abort abort. shh!

    Hehe!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:39

    Isn't a plug to point you in the direction of something, and therefore doesn't really need commenting on here?

    Yeah you're probably right, and now we've moved it down out of the way so nobody else can see it... ooops.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 11:39

    I am mega nervous... about to head off to a school to meet with the headteacher and it could make or break the work for my dissertation depending on how well our interview goes... there is a Greggs right next to the school (yes, another one) so there may be comfort eating afterwards... anyways, wish me luck!

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:40

    Yeah you're probably right, and now we've moved it down out of the way so nobody else can see it... ooops.

    Technically, I have only started plugging my personal stuff because Mr C said that was the only way he was going to read it. Apparently RSS is so last decade.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:40

    I am mega nervous... about to head off to a school to meet with the headteacher and it could make or break the work for my dissertation depending on how well our interview goes... there is a Greggs right next to the school (yes, another one) so there may be comfort eating afterwards... anyways, wish me luck!

    Good luck! Comfort eating or celebration eating, it's win-win.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:40

    I am mega nervous... about to head off to a school to meet with the headteacher and it could make or break the work for my dissertation depending on how well our interview goes... there is a Greggs right next to the school (yes, another one) so there may be comfort eating afterwards... anyways, wish me luck!

    Good Gregs!!! I mean Good Luck!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:41

    Technically, I have only started plugging my personal stuff because Mr C said that was the only way he was going to read it. Apparently RSS is so last decade.

    I don't put each post here because it would be madness. But I do do twitter.

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:46

    I don't put each post here because it would be madness. But I do do twitter.

    i've only seen you plug one post since the weekend?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 11:46

    Yeah you're probably right, and now we've moved it down out of the way so nobody else can see it... ooops.

    Technically, I have only started plugging my personal stuff because Mr C said that was the only way he was going to read it. Apparently RSS is so last decade.

    RSS is only good as a catch all for your favourite blogs...

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:46

    i've only seen you plug one post since the weekend?

    on twitter that is.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:47

    RSS is only good as a catch all for your favourite blogs...

    How do you mean it's only good for that? That's what it does, isn't it?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 11:50

    RSS is only good as a catch all for your favourite blogs...

    How do you mean it's only good for that? That's what it does, isn't it?

    Because when I add News Sites RSS Feeds, they basically swamp my reader until I have to slash and burn through them. It's best to visit the news websites say once a day and then use the RSS Reader to check when your favourite blogs have been updated...

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 11:51

    Because when I add News Sites RSS Feeds, they basically swamp my reader until I have to slash and burn through them. It's best to visit the news websites say once a day and then use the RSS Reader to check when your favourite blogs have been updated...

    Ah, I'm with you. The MFC thing.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:52

    on twitter that is.

    good point... I... um... I mentioned the site when it moved... that was yesterday... But you're right I forgot to mention my article about Italian Restaurants, my post asking what your favourite thing about one of your appliances is and my post about history repeating.

    I am a man who forgets things I think that is the only explanation I have.

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:52

    I am a man who forgets things I think that is the only explanation I have.

    http://twitterfeed.com/

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 11:53

    on twitter that is.

    good point... I... um... I mentioned the site when it moved... that was yesterday... But you're right I forgot to mention my article about Italian Restaurants, my post asking what your favourite thing about one of your appliances is and my post about history repeating.

    I am a man who forgets things I think that is the only explanation I have.

    Thanks Alex... forgot to comment on the appliance post (had to think about it...)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:53

    I am a man who forgets things I think that is the only explanation I have.

    http://twitterfeed.com/

    Yeah... I don't like that I don't think. I want them to make sense as tweets in their own right.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 11:54

    I am a man who forgets things I think that is the only explanation I have.

    http://twitterfeed.com/

    Yeah... I don't like that I don't think. I want them to make sense as tweets in their own right.

    Is that some automated service? Because I tweet almost every link but I like to personalise it...

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:54

    Thanks Alex... forgot to comment on the appliance post (had to think about it...)

    I'm all ears. Well that's not strictly true. I also have eyes and hands and well you get the idea.

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:55

    Is that some automated service? Because I tweet almost every link but I like to personalise it...

    so have two accounts. we must have about 6 at spc.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 11:56

    Is that some automated service? Because I tweet almost every link but I like to personalise it...

    so have two accounts. we must have about 6 at spc.

    Nah but I like sending a personal tweet with a blog link...

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:56

    so have two accounts. we must have about 6 at spc.

    You'd prefer to follow an RSS feed in twitter than use an feed reader?

  • me05/02/2010 at 11:57

    You'd prefer to follow an RSS feed in twitter than use an feed reader?

    no. i prefer to follow an rss feed in tweetdeck.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 11:58

    no. i prefer to follow an rss feed in tweetdeck.

    Why?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:00

    #sidepodspace

    I'm sure we already probably know about this but one of the guys on the ISS is on twitter: http://twitter.com/Astro_Soichi

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 12:01

    #sidepodspace

    I'm sure we already probably know about this but one of the guys on the ISS is on twitter: http://twitter.com/Astro_Soichi

    Is that for real? Because 'Astro Mike' was tweeting by proxy back on earth...

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 12:01

    Is that for real? Because 'Astro Mike' was tweeting by proxy back on earth...

    They have the interwebs up there now.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:02

    Is that for real? Because 'Astro Mike' was tweeting by proxy back on earth...

    I don't know: http://twitter.com/Astro_Jeff and http://twitter.com/Astro_TJ

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 12:02

    Is that for real? Because 'Astro Mike' was tweeting by proxy back on earth...

    They have the interwebs up there now.

    Have they moved on from Windows 3.1 yet?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:03

    Have they moved on from Windows 3.1 yet?

    I don't know but there are some twitpics!

  • me05/02/2010 at 12:03

    Why?

    i love twitter lists at the moment. i like the way tweetdeck offers columns of organised information. it syncs more reliably to the itouch than the google reader too and often stories appear there before they do in netnewswire.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:04

    Can people do a quick test for me a friend is saying that he can't see my latest post on my site: http://gamboling.co.uk

    He can only see Moving Day. What about you?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 12:04

    They have the interwebs up there now.

    http://www.ibtimes.com.au/articles/20100125/iss-astronauts-finally-get-internet-access-post-first-space-tweets.htm

  • me05/02/2010 at 12:04

    i love twitter lists at the moment. i like the way tweetdeck offers columns of organised information. it syncs more reliably to the itouch than the google reader too and often stories appear there before they do in netnewswire.

    also, more and more people are truncating rss feeds, meaning i have to go to the site, plus if you're on the site, you're more likely to comment.

  • me05/02/2010 at 12:05

    He can only see Moving Day. What about you?

    The Empty Vessel – Part 3

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 12:08

    The Empty Vessel – Part 3

    Ditto.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:09

    The Empty Vessel – Part 3

    Okay must be him... Odd

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:19

    also, more and more people are truncating rss feeds, meaning i have to go to the site, plus if you're on the site, you're more likely to comment.

    Don't say I never do anything for you: http://twitter.com/gamboling

    :)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:21

    Although you could, mr c, it turns out create an account called @mrcsfeed which you followed. Twitter feed can consume multiple feeds at a time and you can prepend a word to them to identify them.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 12:33

    The Empty Vessel – Part 3

    Ditto.

    Me too!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:35

    The Empty Vessel – Part 3

    Ditto.

    Me too!

    It wasn't just him somebody else has just complained too. Very odd.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 12:40

    It wasn't just him somebody else has just complained too. Very odd.

    Presumably they can see it via a direct link?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:47

    Presumably they can see it via a direct link?

    One guy could see the direct link but couldn't see it on the home page. One guy got a 404 on the page and also couldn't see it on the homepage.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 12:49

    One guy could see the direct link but couldn't see it on the home page. One guy got a 404 on the page and also couldn't see it on the homepage.

    That is odd.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:49

    That is odd.

    Indeed. I blame blogger ;)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 12:54

    On a tangent... here are some concept designs of Dallara's vision for a 2012 IndyCar... http://pressdog.typepad.com/dogblog/2010/02/images-of-dallara-concept-seriously.html

    I like number 1!

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 12:57

    Hello again :)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 12:58

    Hello again :)

    how did it go?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 12:59

    how did it go?

    Noo, the question is, what did you get?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 12:59

    Hello again :)

    how did it go?

    He got a sausage roll?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 12:59

    how did it go?

    Very well, the interview was super beneficial and I got plenty plus more of what I needed for my research, plus he gave me a tour of how the school was now compared to when I was there and the difference computing-wise is just... I couldn't believe it!

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 13:00

    Noo, the question is, what did you get?

    A sausage roll, of course :)

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:02

    Don't say I never do anything for you: http://twitter.com/gamboling

    listed: http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/personal

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 13:02

    On a tangent... here are some concept designs of Dallara's vision for a 2012 IndyCar... http://pressdo...oncept-seriously.html

    I like number 1!

    I quite like Number 3, but yeah Number 1 is nice.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:04

    On a tangent... here are some concept designs of Dallara's vision for a 2012 IndyCar... http://pressdo...oncept-seriously.html

    I like number 1!

    I quite like Number 3, but yeah Number 1 is nice.

    Number three is a bit too sportscar for my liking...

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 13:05

    Another visit to AUTOSPORT, another article from Mercedes talking about Schumi. Booooooring. ;)

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:05

    Another visit to AUTOSPORT, another article from Mercedes talking about Schumi. Booooooring. ;)

    schumi = traffic

    traffic = income (of a sort)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:06

    Another visit to AUTOSPORT, another article from Mercedes talking about Schumi. Booooooring. ;)

    schumi = traffic

    traffic = income (of a sort)

    Income = more predictions?

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:10

    Income = more predictions?

    i doubt it's very much income at all really. something that might interest you gavin.

    if you were to buy some google ads promoting f1numbers, could you work out what you're paying to advertise on each f1 site, and then figure out how much they're earning? maybe.

    probably a lot of expense, and still it wouldn't but totally accurate.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:14

    Ahh, Facebook freaks me out.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:15

    fact.

    have we mentioned you need a blog?

    once or twice, i'm sure. ;)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:15

    Ahh, Facebook freaks me out.

    What now?

    It's become super stalky I reckon..

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:15

    once or twice, i'm sure. ;)

    and have you listened to a word we say?

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:16

    and have you listened to a word we say?

    i'm happy with the current arrangement, as it is. i'm even looking at cutting my overall blogging output in the blogosphere, what with all the work i've suddenly found myself doing. so i probably won't have enough time for a dedicated blog. :D

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:17

    Income = more predictions?

    i doubt it's very much income at all really. something that might interest you gavin.

    if you were to buy some google ads promoting f1numbers, could you work out what you're paying to advertise on each f1 site, and then figure out how much they're earning? maybe.

    probably a lot of expense, and still it wouldn't but totally accurate.

    It's hard enough trying to figure out where to link effectively to and who is linking to my blog, or even searching for my blog.

    So I doubt it would be easy to tell which F1 websites are worth paying for ads to be displayed. I have an idea, but really it would be a hit and hope approach...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:17

    Another visit to AUTOSPORT, another article from Mercedes talking about Schumi. Booooooring. ;)

    Traffic is a factor, as well as it looking like a slow news day. The next big news will be at Jerez next week...

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:17

    and have you listened to a word we say?

    i'm happy with the current arrangement, as it is. i'm even looking at cutting my overall blogging output in the blogosphere, what with all the work i've suddenly found myself doing. so i probably won't have enough time for a dedicated blog. :D

    You don't have to blog religiously - I haven't posted since new years. I have been thinking about posts, just haven't written them yet ;)

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:19

    So I doubt it would be easy to tell which F1 websites are worth paying for ads to be displayed. I have an idea, but really it would be a hit and hope approach...

    i'm less interested in who is worth paying, more interested in finding out how what kind of returns they are getting.

    just wondered if it was possible to figure that out by putting money into google.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:19

    What now?

    Seeing people I used to know freaks me out.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:20

    just wondered if it was possible to figure that out by putting money into google.

    I'm sure if you paid the sites enough money they'd tell you :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:20

    What now?

    Seeing people I used to know freaks me out.

    Ah, yeah I'm with you there. People I am curious about but do not want to friend...

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:20

    Ah, yeah I'm with you there. People I am curious about but do not want to friend...

    People I am not even curious about!

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:20

    I'm sure if you paid the sites enough money they'd tell you :)

    hehe.

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:22

    People I am not even curious about!

    in fairness, you're quite easy to find. even without facebook.

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 13:22

    Hi. Just on Force India, someone has replied to Joe with details of the process for late submission of accounts. It includes publically-available records on Force India .

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/a-silly-story/#comments

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:22

    Seeing people I used to know freaks me out.

    you used to know? so you don't know them anymore? i guess this is different from, say, a long-lost friend?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:23

    just wondered if it was possible to figure that out by putting money into google.

    I'm sure if you paid the sites enough money they'd tell you :)

    That would make the costs skyrocket just for a few clicks.

    Actually you have asked this at a very good time - the blog traffic had tailed off this week down to about 150 per day, until yesterday when it broke 2,000 views for the first time. This was due to one link in a comment on a Polish F1 blog post about Kubica, where they posted a link to my fuel figures post.

    I spend an hour after posting making links on Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, and lots of F1 fora. The effort has been well worth it however and has not costed a penny, because of plenty of forwarded links like the example above...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:23

    Ah, yeah I'm with you there. People I am curious about but do not want to friend...

    Ahhh. Acquaintances...

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:23

    in fairness, you're quite easy to find. even without facebook.

    I'm not hiding. It just turns my head upside down because it was like a whole other life.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:24

    you used to know? so you don't know them anymore? i guess this is different from, say, a long-lost friend?

    Like school people and stuff.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:25

    Ah, yeah I'm with you there. People I am curious about but do not want to friend...

    People I am not even curious about!

    That too I guess. I have a unique situation where I lost contact with all my school friends in the UK and luckily none have found me. A few have from NZ but that is OK I guess. I dread the day where I get a friend request from NZ from someone I don't really care about.

    The weirdest part is that people who didn't even want to hang out with me in school and lost touch now want to FB friend me...

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:26

    What are the odds a given cow will make it to the Superbowl? http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/what-are-the-odds-that-a-given-cow-will-make-it-to-the-super-bowl/

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:26

    I spend an hour after posting making links on Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, and lots of F1 fora. The effort has been well worth it however and has not costed a penny, because of plenty of forwarded links like the example above...

    it's cost you in time. it depends on how much you value that time as to how much it costs, of course.

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 13:26

    I'm not hiding. It just turns my head upside down because it was like a whole other life.

    I agree. I glance at it once a day. One guy who was my neighbour when we were kids has found me after something like 15 years Turns out he's quite the racist.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:28

    Like school people and stuff.

    It can't have been that long ago, right? ;)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:28

    Hi. Just on Force India, someone has replied to Joe with details of the process for late submission of accounts. It includes publically-available records on Force India .

    http://joesawa...silly-story/#comments

    A very good explanation it is, too. Have duly thanked him in the comments.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:29

    I spend an hour after posting making links on Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, and lots of F1 fora. The effort has been well worth it however and has not costed a penny, because of plenty of forwarded links like the example above...

    it's cost you in time. it depends on how much you value that time as to how much it costs, of course.

    I have tried from Day 1 to keep the blog free of costs, and I don't mind linking around because the return is ten-fold on my page views, so the time is not wasted. I would have only done something else worthless anyway!

    The thing is though, this is how most people are finding the blog and probably how the Guardian found it, so like I said, the return makes the investment worthy...

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:30

    The thing is though, this is how most people are finding the blog and probably how the Guardian found it, so like I said, the return makes the investment worthy...

    very true.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:30

    It can't have been that long ago, right? ;)

    Time flies.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 13:31

    Time flies.

    ...when you're having fun, so they say. Mind you, it's hard to imagine that the 90s was 2 decades ago...

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:31

    It can't have been that long ago, right? ;)

    Time flies.

    Wouldn't you believe it. Next month is 10 years since I started Uni!

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:32

    ...when you're having fun, so they say.

    Mmm, mostly time just flies though, whether it's fun or not.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:34

    ...when you're having fun, so they say.

    Mmm, mostly time just flies though, whether it's fun or not.

    School was another life for me. That chapter is closed. I have no interest in going to a reunion, for example...

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:35

    School was another life for me. That chapter is closed. I have no interest in going to a reunion, for example...

    Me neither. No way. You couldn't pay me to go.

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 13:36

    School was another life for me. That chapter is closed. I have no interest in going to a reunion, for example...

    Me neither. No way. You couldn't pay me to go.

    Agreed! Although, if I won the lottery...

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 13:36

    Mmm, mostly time just flies though, whether it's fun or not.

    As Mr Einstein had it... Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.

    While we're on the subject he also said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:37

    While we're on the subject he also said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

    That's certainly the Sidepodcast excuse, anyways. :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:37

    While we're on the subject he also said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

    I am always trying something new then!

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:38

    While we're on the subject he also said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

    did he say anything about starting late?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 13:39

    did he say anything about starting late?

    Well he did invent the elasticity of time so you could say he said a few things about it :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:40

    I really miss Windows 7 when I am at work - browsing windows is so much easier!

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:40

    Well he did invent the elasticity of time so you could say he said a few things about it :)

    ooh good. he should be our mascot.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:41

    ooh good. he should be our mascot.

    Sidepodcast - Einstein is our mascot

    ?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 13:41

    Sidepodcast - Einstein is our mascot

    There once was a lady named Bright,

    Who traveled faster than light.

    She set out one day,

    In a relative way,

    And returned on the previous night.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:46

    There once was a lady named Bright,

    Who traveled faster than light.

    She set out one day,

    In a relative way,

    And returned on the previous night.

    Ooh, we should do some F1 Limericks for next Friday Fun.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:46

    There once was a lady named Bright,

    Who traveled faster than light.

    She set out one day,

    In a relative way,

    And returned on the previous night.

    Ooh, we should do some F1 Limericks for next Friday Fun.

    I tried to do that once and it was very difficult!

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 13:47

    I tried to do that once and it was very difficult!

    Oh. Maybe not then.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:48

    I tried to do that once and it was very difficult!

    Oh. Maybe not then.

    No no, I want to see if some people can!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 13:49

    I tried to do that once and it was very difficult!

    There once was a driver called Glock,

    Who was a fan of guitar heavy rock,

    He couldn't grow his hair,

    not even for a dare,

    Which made him quite difficult to mock.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:50

    I agree. I glance at it once a day. One guy who was my neighbour when we were kids has found me after something like 15 years Turns out he's quite the racist.

    That's exactly why I won't do it - I have these images in my head and I don't want them ruined...

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:55

    There once was a driver called Glock,

    Who was a fan of guitar heavy rock,

    He couldn't grow his hair,

    not even for a dare,

    Which made him quite difficult to mock.

    :)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 13:57

    Mr C... Here's the evidence you need for the Einstein Mascot thing...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafele–Keating_experiment

    These two scientists few atomic clocks around on aeroplanes (and kept one on the ground). And because the clocks moved they all read different times at the end of the experiment.

    Einstein predicted this. Time is relative from the point of view of the observer. The viewers think you're late... but you are running on Sidepodtime :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 13:57

    I tried to do that once and it was very difficult!

    There once was a driver called Glock,

    Who was a fan of guitar heavy rock,

    He couldn't grow his hair,

    not even for a dare,

    Which made him quite difficult to mock.

    See, I told you it's still worth it!

  • me05/02/2010 at 13:59

    The viewers think you're late... but you are running on Sidepodtime :)

    we should sell that line to virgin.

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:00

    Live GP2 Asia on Eurosport 2 in a minute

    [missed that when looking at the schedule yesterday]

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 14:03

    There once was a pit reporter called Ted,

    Who has all sorts of knowledge in his head

    When he shares his views

    We get to play Ted News

    And talk about what he had said

    I think I got my tenses a bit mixed up, as per usual.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 14:03

    There was a young man from Frome,

    who had a scraggly beard on his dome,

    when he went to Woking,

    they said, "are you joking"?

    he said, "well I was going to use a comb".

    I shall stop now.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 14:03

    I just love it how some people are agonising over the Testing Times: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sarahholt/2010/02/ferrari_and_mclaren_off_to_a_f.html

    ...While others say they are irrelevant: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/testing-and-other-stuff/

    I must say with all the fuel load discrepancies I am leaning towards the latter...

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 14:03

    There once was a pit reporter called Ted,

    Who has all sorts of knowledge in his head

    When he shares his views

    We get to play Ted News

    And talk about what he had said

    :) :)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:03

    There was a young man from Frome,

    who had a scraggly beard on his dome,

    when he went to Woking,

    they said, "are you joking"?

    he said, "well I was going to use a comb".

    Oh that's AWESOME. :D

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 14:04

    There was a young man from Frome,

    who had a scraggly beard on his dome,

    when he went to Woking,

    they said, "are you joking"?

    he said, "well I was going to use a comb".

    Ooooh, that's brilliant.

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:04

    Live GP2 Asia on Eurosport 2 in a minute

    [missed that when looking at the schedule yesterday]

    Topsy's racing!

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:04

    I must say with all the fuel load discrepancies I am leaning towards the latter...

    what's interesting is that brawn dominated testing last year (albeit all done in march) and went on to win the championship.

    so testing may be more accurate at times than we give it credit for.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 14:05

    I must say with all the fuel load discrepancies I am leaning towards the latter...

    what's interesting is that brawn dominated testing last year (albeit all done in march) and went on to win the championship.

    so testing may be more accurate at times than we give it credit for.

    The consensus is that final testing will be more representative.

    You have to factor bigger fuel tanks this year though...

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 14:06

    Afternoon :)

    I've baked more bread!

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:06

    I've baked more bread!

    Hi Alison

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:06

    Hello Alison. Send some bread over? ;)

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 14:07

    Hello Alison. Send some bread over? ;)

    Bassano still owes me a toffee crisp :P

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 14:07

    Hello Alison. Send some bread over? ;)

    Toast in the post!

  • me05/02/2010 at 14:09

    I think I got my tenses a bit mixed up, as per usual.

    :D

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 14:09

    Toast in the post!

    Tbh it's normally eaten before it cools....

  • me05/02/2010 at 14:09

    what's interesting is that brawn dominated testing last year (albeit all done in march) and went on to win the championship.

    that's the key though. the last test will be important. this one not so much.

    barca is an aero circuit.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:10

    Toast in the post!

    Tbh it's normally eaten before it cools....

    :D

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 14:14

    Oh that's AWESOME. :D

    except Frome is pronounced 'Froom' ;)

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:17

    Very empty stands in Abu Dhabi

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:18

    Very empty stands in Abu Dhabi

    Maybe they're in the mosques?

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:19

    Maybe they're in the mosques?

    Could be

    Hotel's looking nice as the ambient light drips though

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:20

    *drops

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 14:27

    Maybe they're in the mosques?

    It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. There was a shocking number of mosques off the motorway though!

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:29

    It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

    I guess that's why they're trying to build a city around the circuit

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 14:32

    I guess that's why they're trying to build a city around the circuit

    Yeah they've built it a fair way out of the city. I guess to avoid insane traffic....

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 14:42

    Bread = gone :(

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:43

    Bread = gone :(

    Where did it go? Into your tummy? ;)

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:49

    Yas Marina hotel lights seem to only like changing colour for F1 races

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:51

    Yas Marina hotel lights seem to only like changing colour for F1 races

    if it changes colour and no one sees it, is it changing colour? ;)

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:52

    if it changes colour and no one sees it, is it changing colour? ;)

    :)

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 14:53

    if it changes colour and no one sees it, is it changing colour? ;)

    :)

    Exactly. :D

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:57

    Sand on the kerbs is having a similar effect to rain

  • Paul Convery05/02/2010 at 14:57

    Reckon they should put F1 drivers in GP2 cars when the F1 gets back to the Yas Marina.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 14:58

    except Frome is pronounced 'Froom' ;)

    There was a young man from Frome,

    when driving his car went zoom,

    but it was made by B-A-R,

    so it couldn't go too far,

    before the engine suddenly went BOOM!

  • Bassano05/02/2010 at 14:59

    before the engine suddenly went BOOM!

    Very good :)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 14:59

    Very good :)

    don't mess ;)

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 15:02

    don't mess ;)

    Hehehe

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 15:07

    don't mess ;)

    You say Froom, I say Frome?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 15:10

    You say Froom, I say Frome?

    I actually say po-tat-to... who actually says po-tat-to eh?

    to-may-to and to-ma-to of course exist. po-ta-to sure but nobody says the other one. Crazy!

  • Bert05/02/2010 at 15:13

    I actually say po-tat-to... who actually says po-tat-to eh?

    Some Canadians say po-tat-to eh, others say po-tay-to eh!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 15:25

    Some Canadians say po-tat-to eh, others say po-tay-to eh!

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 16:03

    I've just spent four hours and three minutes doing the FOTA survey and simultaneously blogging about it. The transcript is now available...

    #geek

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 16:07

    School was another life for me. That chapter is closed. I have no interest in going to a reunion, for example... {Comment #238}

    None of my schools bother with the reunion thing as far as I can see, but university keeps trying to invite me to them about three times a year. I keep refusing because they cost lots of money.

  • me05/02/2010 at 16:10

    I've just spent four hours and three minutes doing the FOTA survey and simultaneously blogging about it. The transcript is now available...

    four hours?

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 16:12

    Hi. Just on Force India, someone has replied to Joe with details of the process for late submission of accounts. It includes publically-available records on Force India .

    http://joesawa...silly-story/#comments {Comment #220}

    This team has a culture of regarding money matters somewhat... ...flexibly, dating back to when it was founded in 1991. I've got used to it, but it does frustrate me when the team needlessly does stuff like this. I expect it will be sorted out at the last minute, but it's still pretty scary. Come to think of it, I've just helped Mum do her accounts; maybe I should volunteer to help Force India with this?

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 16:13

    four hours? {Comment #305}

    Well, I did blog about it as I went. And I'll admit to having had lunch in the middle. But I had at least three hours of actual screen time and I think the survey would have taken me over an hour even without the blogging due to the nature of the questions and their structures.

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 16:14

    I've just spent four hours and three minutes doing the FOTA survey and simultaneously blogging about it. The transcript is now available...

    WOW. Epic.

    Oh, and LG do make phones. ;)

  • me05/02/2010 at 16:15

    Well, I did blog about it as I went. And I'll admit to having had lunch in the middle. But I had at least three hours of actual screen time and I think the survey would have taken me over an hour even without the blogging due to the nature of the questions and their structures.

    impressive. i got bored after looking at page one.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 16:38

    Somebody just wished me a happy new year...

  • Journeyer05/02/2010 at 16:40

    Somebody just wished me a happy new year...

    On the 5th of February? He's too late for the Julian New Year, and too early for the Chinese New Year.

    Must be a time-traveler. ;)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:39

    Greetings Earthlings

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:47

    #sidepodspace

    Re the earlier comments about ISS astronauts tweeting. They can now tweet without an intermediary. Before they sent messages down and someone on the ground converted them to tweets. Now they have the technology to tweet from space.

    Rather than digging out individual astronauts you can follow all of them with a single click at http://twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts

  • lou05/02/2010 at 17:48

    yay!! i've just booked a ticket to an evening with Joe :).. so i just turn up?.. does he email me a ticket? do i bring the confirmation of payment?

  • me05/02/2010 at 17:50

    yay!! i've just booked a ticket to an evening with Joe :).. so i just turn up?.. does he email me a ticket? do i bring the confirmation of payment?

    w00t! i don't remember if he said?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:51

    Quiet here today.

    Interesting items in the dead tree version of a MAGAZINE. Gary Anderson was reviewing all the new cars. Bear in mind he is only looking at the launch models and they all had their diffusers covered. The two most interesting comments are that Toro Rosso have kept the pullrod rear suspension. Can't believe Alex missed that. Must admit I didn't notice.

    .

    More important though is this comment. Ferrari believes the new F10 will bring back the glory years, but I don't see anything in this car that's going to do that.

    And finally today was Lord Bradley's last column.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:51

    yay!! i've just booked a ticket to an evening with Joe :).. so i just turn up?.. does he email me a ticket? do i bring the confirmation of payment?

    Well done. No idea.

  • lou05/02/2010 at 17:52

    w00t!

    i'm very excited :)

    i don't remember if he said?

    ah okay, i'm sure we'll find out closer to the time.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:53

    ah okay, i'm sure we'll find out closer to the time.

    Send him an e-mail and ask

  • me05/02/2010 at 17:53

    And finally today was Lord Bradley's last column.

    oh no :(

  • lou05/02/2010 at 17:53

    oh and also..i have some very exciting news :)

    For my new textiles project (my exam) we were given the title 'passions and obsessions' and after talking it through with my teacher, i'm able to do formula 1 and motorsport!! :D it's going to be awesome!!! :D

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:55

    oh no :(

    You didn't know he was doing them till this week. You have missed 100 of them.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:55

    For my new textiles project (my exam) we were given the title 'passions and obsessions' and after talking it through with my teacher, i'm able to do formula 1 and motorsport!! :D it's going to be awesome!!! :D

    I think you will enjoy that.

    You wil also be happy to know Gary Anderson likes the new McLaren

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 17:56

    yay!! i've just booked a ticket to an evening with Joe :).. so i just turn up?.. does he email me a ticket? do i bring the confirmation of payment?

    oo wow, go you :) I'd join you if i I could... stupid work/geography

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 17:57

    oo wow, go you :) I'd join you if i I could... stupid work/geography

    Actually, hold me on that one.

  • me05/02/2010 at 17:58

    ooh, firefox have blocked flash by default on their new mobile browser:

    The Adobe Flash plugin used on many sites degraded the performance of the browser to the point where it didn’t meet our standards.

    http://blog.pavlov.net/2010/01/27/firefox-for-maemo-rc3/

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 17:59

    ooh, firefox have blocked flash by default on their new mobile browser:

    Looks like the world is trying to kill flash

  • me05/02/2010 at 17:59

    You didn't know he was doing them till this week. You have missed 100 of them.

    also a good point. but it means he won't make it to digital.

    (except on the renault blog)

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:00

    Looks like the world is trying to kill flash

    thank the lord.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 18:02

    also a good point. but it means he won't make it to digital.

    He said at the end of the column that he was giving it up to return to Renault. I wonder who will get that column now

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 18:04

    Well, I did blog about it as I went. And I'll admit to having had lunch in the middle. But I had at least three hours of actual screen time and I think the survey would have taken me over an hour even without the blogging due to the nature of the questions and their structures.

    I think it took me about 15 minutes - I not sure they will be pleased but if there had not been a breakdown of LG timing I do not think I would have noticed their existence - I tend to screen out advertising. Their computer screens are OK - well they are about the cheapest and that is all I know about them.

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:06

    some stats from autosport, re: the popularity of this weeks testing:

    Between February 1 and 3, 482,320 unique users came to Autosport.com, between them making more than one million visits, and viewing more than 4.3 million pages.

    which is brilliant news. however, they can't help themselves:

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit

    b*******!

    http://www.haymarket.com/newsarticle.aspx?news=831

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 18:07

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit

    Ignorance is bliss :p

  • James05/02/2010 at 18:08

    Looks like the world is trying to kill flash

    first IE6 and then flash. I wonder what will be next ;)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 18:08

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit

    So why did we have to get times from a Dutch site, a Spanish site and the BBC?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 18:09

    Looks like the world is trying to kill flash

    But he's the saviour of the universe!

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:09

    So why did we have to get times from a Dutch site, a Spanish site and the BBC?

    and watch a german tv feed?

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:11

    first IE6 and then flash. I wonder what will be next ;)

    is there much left? that's my two biggest pet hates nailed in a week.

  • James05/02/2010 at 18:12

    So why did we have to get times from a Dutch site, a Spanish site and the BBC?

    i guess they mean, one of the only sources in english. clearly the bbc doesn't exist in haymarkets world.

  • James05/02/2010 at 18:14

    is there much left? that's my two biggest pet hates nailed in a week.

    erm, whats your third? :p

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:15

    erm, whats your third? :p

    mediatemple

  • James05/02/2010 at 18:17

    mediatemple

    ah!

    sadly, i don't think we can get Google and Mozilla to say mediatemple should be killed off.

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:18

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit

    That's a terrible piece of English. Were they the "only source" or not?

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 18:20

    That's a terrible piece of English. Were they the "only source" or not?

    I have seen this type of phrasing - it is more to make you convinced they were when they were quite obviously not.

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:20

    That's a terrible piece of English. Were they the "only source" or not?

    i'm just looking at details of their utterly brilliant coverage: http://twitpic.com/11ixkv

    i could swear something is missing though?

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:22

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit

    Write out 100 times "The site was one of the few sources of news from the circuit"

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:22

    i could swear something is missing though?

    :-D

  • RG05/02/2010 at 18:22

    i could swear something is missing though?

    Is it Day 0?

    Hey all.

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:23

    other luke on twitter, just pointed out a deliberate flaw in the caption on that post: http://www.haymarket.com/newsarticle.aspx?news=831

    oops!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 18:24

    I have seen this type of phrasing - it is more to make you convinced they were when they were quite obviously not.

    Exactly. It is saying one thing while pretending to say something different.

  • RG05/02/2010 at 18:24

    other luke on twitter, just pointed out a deliberate flaw in the caption on that post: http://www.hay...article.aspx?news=831

    Well it could be from Jerez

    2006.

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:25

    oops!

    Well it is Schumacher, 1 out of 2 isn't bad

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:25

    Well it could be from Jerez

    :)

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:25

    Well it could be from Jerez

    So the caption is right but the picture is wrong...

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:27

    So the caption is right but the picture is wrong...

    well testing was in valencia...

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:28

    well testing was in valencia...

    the caption matches the picture, the picture doesn't match the article

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 18:29

    Over the three days, Autosport.com sold almost four times as many subscriptions to their online package as in the same period of 2009.

    There was no testing over the same period in 2009

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:29

    the caption matches the picture, the picture doesn't match the article

    i bet we could prove it's not even jerez :)

  • Kathi05/02/2010 at 18:31

    first IE6 and then flash. I wonder what will be next ;)

    h.264 maybe

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:31

    h.264 maybe

    you cant kill h.264??

  • Kathi05/02/2010 at 18:32

    you cant kill h.264??

    Why not?

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:33

    Why not?

    it's super-freaking-awesomly-brilliant?

    and there's nothing better. is there?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 18:39

    #sidepodspace

    The official countdown for the shuttle launch has now been started. Weather is now 89% good. Looks like I am not going to get to sleep in on Sunday morning which is a pain since the superbowl is on Sunday night.

  • Kathi05/02/2010 at 18:42

    Note to self: Don't start arguments about things you don't know anything about.

    My whole knowledge can be reduced to:

    h.264 is freedom-hating and evil (and possibly expensive); OGG Theora is not

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:44

    yay!! i've just booked a ticket to an evening with Joe :).. so i just turn up?.. does he email me a ticket? do i bring the confirmation of payment?

    you get e-mailed a ticket which I think you need to print

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:47

    Note to self: Don't start arguments about things you don't know anything about.

    My whole knowledge can be reduced to:

    h.264 is freedom-hating and evil (and possibly expensive); OGG Theora is not

    I am a bit worried about it too.

    h.264 is free as long as the people who own it keep it free. And that's currently until 2016? From memory.

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:47

    Note to self: Don't start arguments about things you don't know anything about.

    My whole knowledge can be reduced to:

    h.264 is freedom-hating and evil (and possibly expensive); OGG Theora is not

    you're probably right, but the quality of theora is a bit rubbish. it wrecks our nicely produced videos. you get what you pay for really.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:47

    h.264 is free as long as the people who own it keep it free. And that's currently until 2016? From memory.

    Memory was right.

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:48

    h.264 is free as long as the people who own it keep it free. And that's currently until 2016? From memory.

    agreed, but at the moment there isn't anything better.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:49

    agreed, but at the moment there isn't anything better.

    I just wish they would say, "free forever". It would solve a lot of things.

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 18:50

    I've just spent four hours and three minutes doing the FOTA survey and simultaneously blogging about it. The transcript is now available...

    WOW. Epic.

    Oh, and LG do make phones. ;) {Comment #308}

    Thank you :) And I'll bear the LG phones thing in mind - who knows, there might be a test on it next year...

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:50

    I just wish they would say, "free forever". It would solve a lot of things.

    why should they though, if it cost money to make?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 18:51

    there might be a test on it next year...

    :D

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:52

    why should they though, if it cost money to make?

    Well indeed. Okay... Lets make Ogg Theora better? Or a better version of that for free.

    This is where the thing gets dicey on the flash / HTML5 front. Not everyone is implementing the same thing because the standards can't insist on a non-free thing.

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 18:53

    impressive. i got bored after looking at page one. {Comment #309}

    Sorry. I didn't mean to bore anyone. It just happened to be a somewhat soporific topic...

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:54

    Well indeed. Okay... Lets make Ogg Theora better? Or a better version of that for free.

    where does the money come from to do that though?

    This is where the thing gets dicey on the flash / HTML5 front. Not everyone is implementing the same thing because the standards can't insist on a non-free thing.

    i know. but html 4 didn't specify jpeg or png, nor did it specify mp3. but we're doing just fine on that front.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:54

    Sorry. I didn't mean to bore anyone. It just happened to be a somewhat soporific topic...

    I think Mr C was bored by the questionaire rather than the post

  • Kathi05/02/2010 at 18:55

    where does the money come from to do that though?

    Firefox http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roc/archives/2010/01/video_freedom_a.html

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 18:55

    Sorry. I didn't mean to bore anyone. It just happened to be a somewhat soporific topic...

    I am so glad you did it because I was thinking of doing the same thing and you have saved me the pain and boredom.

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:55

    Sorry. I didn't mean to bore anyone. It just happened to be a somewhat soporific topic...

    I think Mr C was bored by the questionaire rather than the post

    i was. alia, your post was ace.

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 18:55

    For my new textiles project (my exam) we were given the title 'passions and obsessions' and after talking it through with my teacher, i'm able to do formula 1 and motorsport!! :D it's going to be awesome!!! :D {Comment #321}

    That's great :) Good luck with the textiles project!

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:56

    @lookingspiffy on twitter suggested the following tweek:

    http://twitpic.com/11j3om

    :)

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 18:57

    where does the money come from to do that though?

    I still don't understand where the money came from to build linux... But now almost everything runs on it.. so I guess these things happen sometimes.

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 18:58

    which is brilliant news. however, they can't help themselves:

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit {Comment #332}

    Did they do the whole week blindfolded?!?

  • me05/02/2010 at 18:59

    I still don't understand where the money came from to build linux... But now almost everything runs on it.. so I guess these things happen sometimes.

    you say that, but i find the quality of linux (desktop) questionable. similarly theora works, it's just not the best thing out there.

    openoffice is another example. free, but utterly useless to me.

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 19:02

    My whole knowledge can be reduced to:

    h.264 is freedom-hating and evil (and possibly expensive); OGG Theora is not {Comment #364}

    Unfortunately, I've only got one program which half-understands what OGG Theora is (VLC) whereas h.264 is understood by everything up to and including my PDA (which can even record in it). So my knowledge can be reduced to: OGG Theora is about freedom in principle forever; h.264 is about freedom in practise for a limited time only.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 19:02

    openoffice is another example. free, but utterly useless to me.

    And me.

    Good evening. Trains suck :(

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 19:04

    I think Mr C was bored by the questionaire rather than the post {Comment #377}

    Ah. In that case, I agree with him completely :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 19:04

    Somebody just wished me a happy new year...

    We had this discussion the other day ... it is happening in my office too, but that might be the nature of my industry because at any given time, half the office may be offshore...

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 19:05

    you say that, but i find the quality of linux (desktop) questionable. similarly theora works, it's just not the best thing out there.

    You obviously have not tried some of the better flavours. Mint and Pardus are pretty good - Ubuntu is OK. Not had too many issues with Open Office - not the greatest though I will admit.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 19:05

    Re the earlier comments about ISS astronauts tweeting. They can now tweet without an intermediary. Before they sent messages down and someone on the ground converted them to tweets. Now they have the technology to tweet from space.

    Thanks Steven

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 19:07

    The site was one of the only sources of news from the circuit

    b*******!

    As predicted? :D

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:07

    As predicted? :D

    :)

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:09

    I still don't understand where the money came from to build linux... But now almost everything runs on it.. so I guess these things happen sometimes.

    also, linux is built on top of the basic principles of unix right? which was a commercial operating system.

    i love the idea of free and open in principle. but in every day use, my perception of quality in closed / costly systems seems be higher.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 19:12

    I'm so cold right now that I can't see straight!

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 19:15

    i love the idea of free and open in principle. but in every day use, my perception of quality in closed / costly systems seems be higher.

    I know what you are saying and certainly a lot of "free stuff" is fairly rubbish. Linux/Apache as a server platform is way more stable than Windows/IIS. As a desktop there are some good platforms and they are quick to boot-up and easy for systems administration. I think you should give LinuxMint a spin. KDE is potentially awesome as a desktop - I will admit it has a little way still to go to refine.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:20

    I know what you are saying and certainly a lot of "free stuff" is fairly rubbish. Linux/Apache as a server platform is way more stable than Windows/IIS.

    but... unix/solaris is a factor more stable again.

    I think you should give LinuxMint a spin. KDE is potentially awesome as a desktop - I will admit it has a little way still to go to refine.

    i'm done with it at the moment. i know what i want from an OS and i'm happy to pay a premium for it.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:24

    an interesting angle that i had not considered before, re: no refuelling. a comment on joe's blog from GP:

    I understand that teams will now burn as much fuel as possible during yellow flag periods

    ouch!

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/thought-for-the-day-3/#comment-11136

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 19:24

    i'm done with it at the moment. i know what i want from an OS and i'm happy to pay a premium for it.

    It is that premium that your are paying, sadly the premium is more in some places than others for OSX and the hardware. Within a developing country's context Linux offers a lot that is simply financially unaccessible.

    No experience of solaris so cannot compare.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:26

    It is that premium that your are paying, sadly the premium is more in some places than others for OSX and the hardware. Within a developing country's context Linux offers a lot that is simply financially unaccessible.

    completely understood. i can't afford the hardware i want/need either.

    No experience of solaris so cannot compare.

    if you ever have the time, it's worth a look.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 19:27

    Good evening

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:28

    Good evening

    hey ya.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:29

    I have just injured myself while testing to remove crackle :(

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 19:29

    hey ya.

    Howdy doodie. You well?

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:29

    I have just injured myself while testing to remove crackle :(

    and you didn't think to live stream it?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:29

    I have just injured myself while testing to remove crackle :(

    i'll go live temporarily if anyone is there and interested

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:29

    Howdy doodie. You well?

    oh yes. doing fun things for spc.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:30

    i'll go live temporarily if anyone is there and interested

    can do.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 19:30

    I have just injured myself while testing to remove crackle :(

    Ouch. Ears.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:30

    I am live now...

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:30

    no crackle.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 19:31

    oh yes. doing fun things for spc.

    Ooo...are you able to divulge. I have a plan for F1TP that I want to kick off in time for the season's start.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:31

    Ooo...are you able to divulge. I have a plan for F1TP that I want to kick off in time for the season's start.

    keep an eye on the daily in the next few days :)

    nothing major, just fun.

  • RG05/02/2010 at 19:31

    I have just injured myself while testing to remove crackle :(

    That sounds awful. But since there is a relevant wiki page:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sporting+injuries

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:32

    Ouch. Ears.

    It wasn't my ears that I hurt... It was my finger.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:32

    an interesting angle that i had not considered before, re: no refuelling. a comment on joe's blog from GP:

    There are a few things like that. Until now if two cars were running close to each other it was an afvantage to go a lap or two longer before pitting because that menat two laps of low fuel running while the other guy had full tanks. Now it is better to pit two laps earlier because you get two laps on new tyres where the other guy is on old tyres.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:33

    I have just injured myself while testing to remove crackle :(

    You have been crackled?

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 19:34

    completely understood. i can't afford the hardware i want/need either.

    I am slightly disappointed with a fairly high hardware failure of our iMacs - love the operating system - no question it is the best desktop out there. Our Shuttle boxes have been the most reliable desktop hardware. I hate having to manage Windows PCs - I do and there is no way around it either. I have to install in the next few weeks 100 computers. A Linux/Shuttle is about a third of an iMac option. A Window option is about two-thirds of the cost.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:35

    A Linux/Shuttle is about a third of an iMac option. A Window option is about two-thirds of the cost.

    and i cannot argue with that in any respect.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:35

    Can't hear nay crackle

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:36

    There are a few things like that. Until now if two cars were running close to each other it was an afvantage to go a lap or two longer before pitting because that menat two laps of low fuel running while the other guy had full tanks. Now it is better to pit two laps earlier because you get two laps on new tyres where the other guy is on old tyres.

    but how do you burn fuel while going slowly?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 19:36

    No crackle

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:36

    Can't hear nay crackle

    any not nay

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:36

    Can't hear nay crackle

    me neither.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:36

    ooh, forgot to ask... i like belinda carlisle?

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 19:37

    keep an eye on the daily in the next few days :)

    I shall do.

    It's not like I don't read it anyway!!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:37

    but how do you burn fuel while going slowly?

    Low gear, high revs, rich mixture, spin the wheels to keep tyres warm. Lots of options. They may even have a special high rich mixture setting that just dumps fuel into the exhasut like they did to keep turbos spinning.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 19:37

    Right tea time...back in 10

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:38

    ooh, forgot to ask... i like belinda carlisle?

    I thought that was your embarrassing person that you like...

    Maybe it isn't her... I think it might be Celine Dion...

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:38

    ooh, forgot to ask... i like belinda carlisle?

    The last two shows were B and C. Bad time to request her unless sh had a D song

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:39

    I heard the crackle

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 19:39

    Boo crackle :(

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:39

    gah!

    :(

  • Turkey Machine05/02/2010 at 19:39

    I'm getting drunk with my bosses. help!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:40

    I'm getting drunk with my bosses. help!

    You need help to get drunk?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:40

    It's either soundflower or it's the midi combination thing...

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:40

    You need help to get drunk?

    #bassano

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:40

    re: soundflower... is said blame steven:

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/09/daily-9th-january-2010/#comment-650530

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:41

    Low gear, high revs, rich mixture, spin the wheels to keep tyres warm. Lots of options. They may even have a special high rich mixture setting that just dumps fuel into the exhasut like they did to keep turbos spinning.

    If they dump fuel into the exhaust we get flames coming out of the exahaust and all proper racing cars should have them.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:41

    I thought that was your embarrassing person that you like...

    well, she was cool in the go-gos.

    Maybe it isn't her... I think it might be Celine Dion...

    i'll have to have a think. not her though.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:41

    Low gear, high revs, rich mixture, spin the wheels to keep tyres warm. Lots of options. They may even have a special high rich mixture setting that just dumps fuel into the exhasut like they did to keep turbos spinning.

    If they dump fuel into the exhaust we get flames coming out of the exahaust and all proper racing cars should have them.

    ooooooooooooh!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:41

    re: soundflower... is said blame steven:

    I am happy to take the blem but I know nothing of soundflower

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:41

    re: soundflower... is said blame steven:

    http://sidepod...-2010/#comment-650530

    It hasn't broken the rest of the sound so it's okay... I wonder if it's because I'm using both the 2 and 16 channel one at the same time...

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:42

    I am happy to take the blem but I know nothing of soundflower

    me neither.

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:42

    It hasn't broken the rest of the sound so it's okay... I wonder if it's because I'm using both the 2 and 16 channel one at the same time...

    ahh. well that is new in snowy.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 19:43

    Urm... when did I go from 11,000 tweets 2 weeks ago to 36,000??????

  • RG05/02/2010 at 19:44

    Urm... when did I go from 11,000 tweets 2 weeks ago to 36,000??????

    Twitter problem, loadsa people have had that, me included.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 19:44

    Twitter problem, loadsa people have had that, me included.

    Ohh, fair enough. It threw back for a moment!

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:45

    Urm... when did I go from 11,000 tweets 2 weeks ago to 36,000??????

    ah. does that explain rubens?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 19:45

    ah. does that explain rubens?

    Ahh yeah, probably affected his count too

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:49

    Right so to explain how this is working currently...

    Microphone is coming in to the computer Input 1

    Music is outputing from RadioLogic Input 2.

    Traditionally you would put them both into a mixer and then input the output of the mixer into the computer and select that as an input into ustream.

    However we can't do that because the audio is in the machine...

    So what's happening now is...

    Microphone is still an input...

    Radiologic is outputing to soundflower 2 channel.

    Audio Midi is combining soundflower 2 and the microphone into 1 output - Nasa setup.

    Garage Band is using nasa channel as an input and outputting on soundflower 16 channel.

    Audacity is listening to soundflower 16 channel and outputting to regular computer output so I can hear the combined sound on the headphones.

    And ustream is listening to soundflower 16 channel too so you can hear the combined sound too.

    And somewhere in there is the problem.

    Fun!

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:51

    RG I updated the sporting injury thing

  • me05/02/2010 at 19:52

    And somewhere in there is the problem.

    live streaming is hard :(

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:53

    Okay I'm going to try again....

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:54

    And somewhere in there is the problem.

    This read's like a logic puzzle. Unfortunately I don't speak logic

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 19:54

    This read's like a logic puzzle. Unfortunately I don't speak logic

    Thankfully I'm not using logic as well!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:55

    I can see Alex but I can't hear anything

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 19:55

    I can't help but think that google looks something like this in the haymarket offices

    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q127/Lukehmuse/google-1.jpg

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:55

    I can hear now

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 19:56

    I can hear your voice but no music

  • RG05/02/2010 at 20:05

    Only One Timo Glock news - http://onetimoglock.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/an-announcement/

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 20:06

    Only One Timo Glock news - http://onetimo...2/05/an-announcement/

    :(

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 20:11

    openoffice is another example. free, but utterly useless to me. {Comment #385}

    Strangely enough, I find Openoffice.org slightly better than Microsoft Office (for one thing, I can generally trust it not to crash on me) - but I seem to be in the minority on that topic, both here and off-line.

    Can't comment on Linux though because I've never used it (though I've got two copies floating around, they're really for emergency use).

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 20:13

    Strangely enough, I find Openoffice.org slightly better than Microsoft Office (for one thing, I can generally trust it not to crash on me) - but I seem to be in the minority on that topic, both here and off-line.

    You need to specify version of Microsoft Office - they're so variable (and not exactly improving)

  • Alianora La Canta05/02/2010 at 20:23

    You need to specify version of Microsoft Office - they're so variable (and not exactly improving) {Comment #464}

    So far I've experienced versions 6, 95, 98, 2003 (desktop and mobile), XP and 2007. The flaws have basically been the same in all of them except 2003 Mobile in my experience (various levels of clunkiness, stuff doing things that don't even make proper sense even after I got the qualifications which supposedly explained its behaviour and random lock-ups of varied descriptions. Mobile 2003 is good but its functionality is rather limited (which may be part of the reason why Microsoft can figure out how to make it work properly). I've also experienced all three versions of Openoffice.org. They're not perfect (hello, long loading times!) but my main problem with it is remembering to convert the files to Microsoft-readable ones for the benefit of people who haven't been converted to Openoffice.org yet.

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 20:29

    So far I've experienced versions 6, 95, 98, 2003 (desktop and mobile), XP and 2007...

    I find Openoffice very clunky, and not very flexible. However, I find Microsoft Office is getting more and more business orientated and that's just not the way I need to use it. Microsoft's problem is that they think they know what I want to do better than me and they happen to be wrong.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:30

    The standard of contestant on Mastermind now is depressingly low. The winner of this week's episode was asked which Scotsman was known as the worst poet ever and he said Burns. Not knowing the right answer is one thing but how can anyone think Burns was the worst poet ever?

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 20:35

    You need to specify version of Microsoft Office - they're so variable (and not exactly improving)

    Is it me that hates Office 2007 - I actually went back to Office 2003!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/02/2010 at 20:44

    Evening all

    Interesting day at Classic Team Lotus today - I was manning the phones all day for the first time, Martin Donnelly wandered in and out and the Lotus 72 was started up outside the office for a noise test! :P

    Plus, I've found out something that is sure to make Gavin jealous - Classic Team Lotus now has 2 VIP iRacing accounts. ;)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:46

    Interesting day at Classic Team Lotus today - I was manning the phones all day for the first time, Martin Donnelly wandered in and out and the Lotus 72 was started up outside the office for a noise test! :P

    You met Martin Donnelly. Another great driver who should have been giving Schumacher grief but didn't.

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 20:47

    The standard of contestant on Mastermind now is depressingly low. The winner of this week's episode was asked which Scotsman was known as the worst poet ever and he said Burns. Not knowing the right answer is one thing but how can anyone think Burns was the worst poet ever?

    It's not Vogan, that's the third worse...

  • Scott Woodwiss05/02/2010 at 20:47

    You met Martin Donnelly. Another great driver who should have been giving Schumacher grief but didn't.

    Literally, I heard Clive say his name in an Irish accent and then about 5 seconds later he walked in! He was otherwise occupied looking for Chris, so I didn't actually get introduced. But, yeah I sat there after he walked through bemused at what had just happened :P

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:48

    It's not Vogan, that's the third worse...

    :D

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:48

    Literally, I heard Clive say his name in an Irish accent and then about 5 seconds later he walked in! He was otherwise occupied looking for Chris, so I didn't actually get introduced. But, yeah I sat there after he walked through bemused at what had just happened :P

    Donnelly was world champion material. Shame what happened to him.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/02/2010 at 20:49

    Donnelly was world champion material. Shame what happened to him.

    He deserves massive respect after making a full recovery from a crash that should have killed him. And almost did.

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 20:49

    It's not Vogan, that's the third worse...

    for your information...

    "The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent, of his poem, Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning, four of his audience members died of internal hemorrhaging, and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council, survived by gnawing one of his own legs off... The very worst poetry in the universe died along with its creator, Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex... in the destruction of the planet Earth."

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 20:50

    "The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent, of his poem, Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning, four of his audience members died of internal hemorrhaging, and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council, survived by gnawing one of his own legs off... The very worst poetry in the universe died along with its creator, Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex... in the destruction of the planet Earth."

    I do believe Sussex isn't in Scotland, so Mastermind is wrong

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:54

    I do believe Sussex isn't in Scotland

    Yet

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 20:55

    Yet

    They're going to move it?

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 20:56

    I do believe Sussex isn't in Scotland

    Yet

    you wouldn't be an imperial expansionist scot?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:57

    you wouldn't be an imperial expansionist scot?

    There's another kind?

  • Rich05/02/2010 at 20:57

    There's another kind?

    i am relieved to hear

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 20:58

    If Alex is still about, I dug out some of my early HTML: http://twitpic.com/11jpjj

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 20:59

    If Alex is still about, I dug out some of my early HTML: http://twitpic.com/11jpjj

    Will that stop the crackling?

  • me05/02/2010 at 21:00

    Will that stop the crackling?

    :)

  • me05/02/2010 at 21:00

    If Alex is still about, I dug out some of my early HTML: http://twitpic.com/11jpjj

    that is quality html!

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 21:10

    you wouldn't be an imperial expansionist scot?

    The Redivision of Boundaries following the Great Sussex War of 2014

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/newsussex-png

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:16

    The Redivision of Boundaries following the Great Sussex War of 2014

    http://drop.io...t/asset/newsussex-png

    No way we are settling for that. We want Berwick back

  • Maverick05/02/2010 at 21:23

    No way we are settling for that. We want Berwick back

    Having offloaded Brighton on you it seems fair compensation ;-)

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 21:27

    Another off topic plug but I shall plug nevertheless - http://toata.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/the-development-of-being-arrested/ - I still don't know how Alex does it

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 21:45

    Mr C and I are talking about football. We are quite out of our comfort zone :)

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 21:47

    Mr C and I are talking about football. We are quite out of our comfort zone :)

    I can see you both explaining the offside rule to yourselves :)

  • RG05/02/2010 at 21:47

    Mr C and I are talking about football. We are quite out of our comfort zone :)

    I'm guessing ;)

    What about football if I can ask?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 21:49

    What about football if I can ask?

    Erm, we were talking about some football that we watched and trying to remember what it was. Narrowed it down to the Euros. Some penalties or something.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 21:49

    Erm, we were talking about some football that we watched and trying to remember what it was. Narrowed it down to the Euros. Some penalties or something.

    Better than the BBC Football punditry

  • RG05/02/2010 at 21:49

    Erm, we were talking about some football that we watched and trying to remember what it was. Narrowed it down to the Euros. Some penalties or something.

    Turkey v Croatia?

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 21:50

    No way we are settling for that. We want Berwick back

    really?

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 21:50

    Turkey v Croatia?

    I know it had that fella in it that thinks he's good looking. Ronaldo somebody.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:51

    Mr C and I are talking about football. We are quite out of our comfort zone :)

    :D

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:51

    Erm, we were talking about some football that we watched and trying to remember what it was. Narrowed it down to the Euros. Some penalties or something.

    This is like a Legard commentary

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:51

    really?

    It's ours

  • me05/02/2010 at 21:51

    This is like a Legard commentary

    something happened on the field.

  • RG05/02/2010 at 21:52

    I know it had that fella in it that thinks he's good looking. Ronaldo somebody.

    If its Euro 2004, then most likely England v Portugal, in which we lost on penalites.

    Euro 2008, Portugal didn't have a penalty shootout.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:52

    I know it had that fella in it that thinks he's good looking. Ronaldo somebody.

    Christiano Ronaldo? He is Portugese

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 21:53

    If its Euro 2004, then most likely England v Portugal, in which we lost on penalites.

    I think it must be that. That is quite incredible. We need you!!

  • me05/02/2010 at 21:53

    If its Euro 2004, then most likely England v Portugal, in which we lost on penalites.

    i remember none of this.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:53

    *shakes fist* BARROWMAN is on Jonathan Ross in half an hour ish

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:54

    i remember none of this.

    I don't know what surprises me more. That you two are discussing football or that you watched football

  • RG05/02/2010 at 21:54

    I think it must be that. That is quite incredible. We need you!!

    I know too much football. Could also be the World Cup of 06, in which we lost to Portugal, on penalties.

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 21:55

    I know too much football. Could also be the World Cup of 06, in which we lost to Portugal, on penalties.

    Oh! Well, it might be that. I think it had something to do with winking.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 21:55

    The Redivision of Boundaries following the Great Sussex War of 2014

    http://drop.io...t/asset/newsussex-png

    No way we are settling for that. We want Berwick back

    You can have it - I went there for a holiday and it was one of the most boring towns in Britain!

    When we found out that the English and Scottish had been fighting over who owned it for hundreds of years, we joked that it was because they kept arguing "No, you can have it!"

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 21:56

    When we found out that the English and Scottish had been fighting over who owned it for hundreds of years, we joked that it was because they kept arguing "No, you can have it!"

    Technically Berwick is still at war with Russia

  • RG05/02/2010 at 21:57

    You can have it - I went there for a holiday and it was one of the most boring towns in Britain!

    I would also like Scotland to have it, because since they are in England, the Berwick junior teams play in the Northumbria league. Which requires me getting up early and a fun one hour drive.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 21:59

    When we found out that the English and Scottish had been fighting over who owned it for hundreds of years, we joked that it was because they kept arguing "No, you can have it!"

    Especially the caravan park. Although probably no-one would want that.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 21:59

    RG who would you rather have commentating - Legard or Andy Gray?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:00

    RG who would you rather have commentating - Legard or Andy Gray?

    That is a cracker of a question

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:00

    RG who would you rather have commentating - Legard or Andy Gray?

    Legard.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:00

    RG who would you rather have commentating - Legard or Andy Gray?

    The mute button?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 22:01

    The mute button?

    I'm sure in some dimension, there is no mute button :(

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:02

    The mute button?

    You go for that and end up with Alan Smith.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:03

    I'm sure in some dimension, there is no mute button :(

    in that one, there is still an option to put your fingers in your ears and go "laalaalaalaalaalaalaa"

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:03

    in that one, there is still an option to put your fingers in your ears and go "laalaalaalaalaalaalaa"

    Or find Radio 5Live and stick it on really loud.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:09

    Especially the caravan park. Although probably no-one would want that.

    THAT PLACE WAS HELL!

  • Turkey Machine05/02/2010 at 22:09

    Help! I'm rather drunk but made it home safe. Bosses and alcohol = bad mix!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:11

    So what do the football fans think of John Terry losing the England captaincy for having a bit of extra-marital? Who is going to replace him? Ashley Cole - nope he did the same, Beckham- same, Gerrard - he thumped some bloke in a pub. Is there anyone in that team who is not going to be dragged through the press,

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:12

    So what do the football fans think of John Terry losing the England captaincy for having a bit of extra-marital? Who is going to replace him? Ashley Cole - nope he did the same, Beckham- same, Gerrard - he thumped some bloke in a pub. Is there anyone in that team who is not going to be dragged through the press,

    As long as he does the job in the pitch it doesn't matter. They're all as bad as each other.

    Evening!

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:14

    So what do the football fans think of John Terry losing the England captaincy for having a bit of extra-marital? Who is going to replace him? Ashley Cole - nope he did the same, Beckham- same, Gerrard - he thumped some bloke in a pub. Is there anyone in that team who is not going to be dragged through the press,

    I do think that if you go down everyone who has done something wrong who plays football in England, I'll end up as England captain.

    Rio Ferdinand is the new captain? In all honesty, I'd give the captaincy to Rob Green.

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 22:15

    Personally I've been trying to get into rugby, the international union matches anyway. Six Nations starts tomorrow and I find myself disappointed that I may miss the 2 games.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:15

    If Alex is still about, I dug out some of my early HTML: http://twitpic.com/11jpjj

    that is quality html!

    much better than mine!

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:15
  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:16

    So what do the football fans think of John Terry losing the England captaincy for having a bit of extra-marital? Who is going to replace him? Ashley Cole - nope he did the same, Beckham- same, Gerrard - he thumped some bloke in a pub. Is there anyone in that team who is not going to be dragged through the press,

    Same old Terry, cheating again? :D

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:17

    THAT PLACE WAS HELL!

    That was our holiday this year. We thought it would be ok as a stopping point for going to other places. It was so good, we're staying in a cottage in Cornwall this year. Still haven't recovered.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:17

    Here's some roads that look like fun: http://www.waze.com/blog/the-19-most-complex-and-dangerous-roads-in-the-world/

    Journeyer, what do you know about the one in the Philippines?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 22:17

    So what do the football fans think of John Terry losing the England captaincy for having a bit of extra-marital? Who is going to replace him? Ashley Cole - nope he did the same, Beckham- same, Gerrard - he thumped some bloke in a pub. Is there anyone in that team who is not going to be dragged through the press,

    I think Paul or Barry Chuckle should be england captain if I'm honest

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:18

    THAT PLACE WAS HELL!

    That was our holiday this year. We thought it would be ok as a stopping point for going to other places. It was so good, we're staying in a cottage in Cornwall this year. Still haven't recovered.

    Do they still have Bradley Bear?

    Seriously, it was more a prison camp than a holiday camp - we were booked for two weeks and decided to leave after two days. We went to Scotland and it was the year of the heatwave (1995) so we toured the whole country and had the best time ever!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:19

    Rio Ferdinand is the new captain? In all honesty, I'd give the captaincy to Rob Green.

    Ferdinand got the job?? That's crazy. He is the most over-rated professional footballer I have ever seen. He is not exactly a good representative of anything.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:19

    Personally I've been trying to get into rugby, the international union matches anyway. Six Nations starts tomorrow and I find myself disappointed that I may miss the 2 games.

    I didn't know it started this weekend.

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:20

    Ferdinand got the job?? That's crazy. He is the most over-rated professional footballer I have ever seen. He is not exactly a good representative of anything.

    I'd have given it to Wayne Bridge, just for the laugh.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 22:20

    Ferdinand got the job?? That's crazy. He is the most over-rated professional footballer I have ever seen. He is not exactly a good representative of anything.

    I know, I can't believe it wasn't given to the Chuckle Brothers. On pitch their skills could dazzle teams

    To me Barry

    To you Paul

    To me

    To you

    Oh no, you've gone and lost it now Paul

    Oh dear oh dear...

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:20

    Personally I've been trying to get into rugby, the international union matches anyway. Six Nations starts tomorrow and I find myself disappointed that I may miss the 2 games.

    Good for you. I grew sick of it in the end in NZ...

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:20

    Ferdinand got the job?? That's crazy. He is the most over-rated professional footballer I have ever seen. He is not exactly a good representative of anything.

    the "drug cheat"?

    #knowsnothingaboutfootball

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:21

    I'd have given it to Wayne Bridge, just for the laugh.

    That would have been funny

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:21

    the "drug cheat"?

    Erm, yes. Thats right.

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:21

    Erm, yes. Thats right.

    ooh, good.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:21

    No, they have some kind of mascot though. The club though, (shudders)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:22

    Ferdinand got the job?? That's crazy. He is the most over-rated professional footballer I have ever seen. He is not exactly a good representative of anything.

    the "drug cheat"?

    #knowsnothingaboutfootball

    Yeah hang on... he took the captaincy away from an adulterer and gave it to someone banned for implied use of drugs (he 'missed' a test)?

    I do love how football is trying to take over F1 in the absurdity stakes ... maybe that's why I like it?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:22

    the "drug cheat"?

    That's him. Have a bit of naughties with a woman you are not married to you lose the job. Get the longest ban in English football history then you get the job.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:22

    I do love how football is trying to take over F1 in the absurdity stakes ... maybe that's why I like it?

    It is a classic Max decision

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:22

    Have a bit of naughties with a woman you are not married to you lose the job. Get the longest ban in English football history then you get the job.

    and we worry about the fia?

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 22:23

    I do love how football is trying to take over F1 in the absurdity stakes ... maybe that's why I like it?

    I think every sport is just catching onto the F1 Scandal bandwagon really. Golf, Football, Athletics, next it'll be a cheating scandal in Bowls as 78 year old pensioner takes one of the balls from someone's Bingo bag

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:23

    and we worry about the fia?

    The FA, UEFA and FIFA still live in the 1950s. At least the FIA are almost into the 21st century.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:25

    and we worry about the fia?

    Don't get me started on the FA. My team (Bournemouth) get the same points penalty as Rotherham when out 'offence' was half as bad.

    Now we've been under a transfer embargo for 12 months, because we *have no money*. Chelsea get a 2 year ban, then cancelled as someone made up a new rule or something.

    Just grr.

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 22:25

    Good for you. I grew sick of it in the end in NZ...

    I think the best solution is to be a casual fan..

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:26

    Good for you. I grew sick of it in the end in NZ...

    I think the best solution is to be a casual fan..

    I agree - too many games against the same teams. But it is a good sport to follow, especially the 6 nations...

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:26

    from @scarbsf1:

    USF1: full CAD drawing with detail of the transverse geabrox

    http://wheelnutsjournal.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a5145462970b01287769c2f5970c-pi

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:26

    Now we've been under a transfer embargo for 12 months, because we *have no money*. Chelsea get a 2 year ban, then cancelled as someone made up a new rule or something.

    Chelsea got away with it???

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:27

    Just grr.

    My favourite was when the Conference handed three teams a points deduction last season for fielding ineligable players. But that was because the Conference refused to use modern technology, not only did they not give the points back, but then went all out defensive and refused to speak to the media about it.

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:28

    My favourite was when the Conference handed three teams a points deduction last season for fielding ineligable players. But that was because the Conference refused to use modern technology, not only did they not give the points back, but then went all out defensive and refused to speak to the media about it.

    There was a very strange situation with AFC Wimbledon as I remember... (knows not much about football)

  • Alison05/02/2010 at 22:28

    Evening :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:29

    Just grr.

    You're also forgetting the CAF banning Togo from the next two African Nation's Cups for pulling out of the tournament for being shot at and team officials being killed. How callous is that?

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:29

    There was a very strange situation with AFC Wimbledon as I remember... (knows not much about football)

    They fielded Uncle Bulgaria?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:29

    I think the crackle has gone now... But... I don't really know why :(

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:29

    USF1: full CAD drawing with detail of the transverse geabrox

    Where are the details?

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:29

    They fielded Uncle Bulgaria?

    :) :)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:29

    Evening :)

    Hello

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:29

    Chelsea got away with it???

    Yeah. Apparently the player in question - I neither know his name or care wasn't correctly registered at his other club. Or some other guff.

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:30

    Where are the details?

    huh? it's a cad drawing, how much more can you ask?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:30

    USF1: full CAD drawing with detail of the transverse geabrox

    Where are the details?

    go to the blog in the link. I don't understand what I am looking at or where the gearbox is?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:30

    You're also forgetting the CAF banning Togo from the next two African Nation's Cups for pulling out of the tournament for being shot at and team officials being killed. How callous is that?

    And fined them $50k

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:30

    They fielded Uncle Bulgaria?

    :) :)

    :) :)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:30

    I think the crackle has gone now... But... I don't really know why :(

    Test?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:30

    Chelsea got away with it???

    Yeah. Apparently the player in question - I neither know his name or care wasn't correctly registered at his other club. Or some other guff.

    Oh bloody heck!

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:30

    You're also forgetting the CAF banning Togo from the next two African Nation's Cups for pulling out of the tournament for being shot at and team officials being killed. How callous is that?

    That was the most ridiculous and immoral decisions I've ever heard.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 22:30

    huh? it's a cad drawing, how much more can you ask?

    Well I assume the C stands for cowbell so I was expecting more

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:31

    Test?

    Live

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:31

    go to the blog in the link. I don't understand what I am looking at or where the gearbox is?

    on the floor behind the wheel, i think.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:31

    You're also forgetting the CAF banning Togo from the next two African Nation's Cups for pulling out of the tournament for being shot at and team officials being killed. How callous is that?

    Everything else pales into insignificance compared to that.

    Terrible.

  • Turkey Machine05/02/2010 at 22:31

    Live

    Die?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:31

    I can hear music and see beer

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:31

    I can hear music and see beer

    water... not beer...

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:32

    Funny looking beer

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:32

    on the floor behind the wheel, i think.

    I know where the gearbox is but I don't see any details.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:32

    Slight crackling still occasionally

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 22:32

    I can hear music and see beer

    I hear Giggles.

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:32

    oi! giggles! no!

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:33

    I know where the gearbox is but I don't see any details.

    i don't know what you're asking for?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:33

    I have blown up the detail as far is it will go. I can see a cog

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:34

    I have blown up the detail as far is it will go. I can see a cog

    That's why Mr C likes it :)

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:34

    That's why Mr C likes it :)

    i see the driver is expected to have a broken leg to drive the thing.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:34

    No crackle

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:35

    from @scarbsf1:

    USF1: full CAD drawing with detail of the transverse geabrox

    http://wheelnu...0b01287769c2f5970c-pi

    The original comment said with detail of the gearbox. I assumed there would be a separate detail drawing but there is very little that can be made out of the gearbox from this drawing.

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:36

    The original comment said with detail of the gearbox. I assumed there would be a separate detail drawing but there is very little that can be made out of the gearbox from this drawing.

    ahh right. no, that's all there is.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:36

    i see the driver is expected to have a broken leg to drive the thing.

    Franck had a broken bone just there. Maybe that is going to be his announcement

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:37

    Franck had a broken bone just there. Maybe that is going to be his announcement

    :)

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:37

    Franck had a broken bone just there. Maybe that is going to be his announcement

    They got Shuey circa Silverstone '99 to drive?

    Good things time machines.

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:37

    ahh right. no, that's all there is.

    although that is significantly more than any other team are offering.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:38

    although that is significantly more than any other team are offering.

    they have cars instead

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:38

    they have cars instead

    also true.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:38

    although that is significantly more than any other team are offering.

    It is unusual to release a drawing at all

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:39

    Still no cackle

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:39

    Still no cackle

    There is cackle but no crackle

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:39

    Still no cackle

    he's a witch? may we burn him?

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:40

    he's a witch? may we burn him?

    I got better!

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:40

    he's a witch? may we burn him?

    He disappeared. That's proof he is a witch

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:41

    They have several other angles on the home page

    http://wheelnutsjournal.typepad.com/

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:44

    He disappeared. That's proof he is a witch

    You turned me into a newt

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:44

    The shape of Michael's face just gets weirder

  • Alex Andronov05/02/2010 at 22:44

    And now it's bed time....

    Night everyone.

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:45

    They have several other angles on the home page

    http://wheelnutsjournal.typepad.com/

    who's blog is that then?

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:45

    And now it's bed time....

    night sir.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:45

    And now it's bed time....

    Good night

  • RG05/02/2010 at 22:45

    Night everyone.

    Byeeee.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:46

    Night everyone.

    night Alex

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:46

    who's blog is that then?

    http://www.usf1formula1.com/about-the-team.html

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:47
  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:48

    They have several other angles on the home page

    Drawings from different angles, some wiring, and a nose. But no car.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:49

    i like them already.

    I haven't got past the first picture yet.

    How can you not like someone with the balls to rock a 'Mullet-and-tash-combo'??

    Well?

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:49

    Drawings from different angles, some wiring, and a nose. But no car.

    I forgot about the driver.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:49

    i like them already.

    It is the best thing they have done

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:50

    Drawings from different angles, some wiring, and a nose. But no car.

    A car would be more impressive

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 22:50

    How can you not like someone with the balls to rock a 'Mullet-and-tash-combo'??

    I said that!! Mr C didn't seem to think it was unusual.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 22:52

    Someone needs to correct the final sentence at the end of the first paragraph from this page. It is factually incorrect.

    http://www.usgpe.com/motorland.html

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:52

    Facebook have changed your homepage again: http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/homepage.php

    Just like in a supermarket, as soon as you get used to the layout they change it around!

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:52

    I said that!! Mr C didn't seem to think it was unusual.

    Maybe it's time for Mr C to change his 'look'!

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 22:54

    Just like in a supermarket, as soon as you get used to the layout they change it around!

    I hear you loud and clear! :)

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 22:54

    F1 Big Picture catchup:

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/04/out-to-pasture/

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/05/great-expectations/

    I have to say Nick looks very cute all by himself in a big field. Bless.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:55

    I said that!! Mr C didn't seem to think it was unusual.

    And no-one knows what Mr C looks like. Have you just given us a clue?

    He is a bit Keke Rosberg

  • Christine05/02/2010 at 22:56

    He is a bit Keke Rosberg

    That is it exactly!!

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 22:56

    BFF's McLaren have updated their shop images

    #Lotsofbuttonforlou

  • me05/02/2010 at 22:58

    more from craig:

    USF1: ...by using the transverse gearbox, the case can be shorter, creating more space under the differential. Stacking the gear shafts one a top the other motorcycle style, with a intermediate gear driving the differential. This is wider solution, but has some aero benefits. The diffuser can raise up steeper under the gearbox.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 22:59

    USF1: ...by using the transverse gearbox, the case can be shorter, creating more space under the differential. Stacking the gear shafts one a top the other motorcycle style, with a intermediate gear driving the differential. This is wider solution, but has some aero benefits. The diffuser can raise up steeper under the gearbox.

    That's what I said when the rumour first came out a couple of weeks ago. He just used three times as many words and a load of technical stuff.

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 22:59

    Just like in a supermarket, as soon as you get used to the layout they change it around!

    I hear you loud and clear! :)

    Where have my friend lists gone? I already miss half of what people say???

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:00

    He is a bit Keke Rosberg

    That is it exactly!!

    More Keke than Nico at least.

    What other F1 drivers have rocked the mullet and tash? I can't think of any.

    Graham Hill was a bit mulletty. Or some Fittipalidi style pork-chops on the face is a good look.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:01
  • me05/02/2010 at 23:01

    That's what I said when the rumour first came out a couple of weeks ago. He just used three times as many words and a load of technical stuff.

    :)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:02

    What other F1 drivers have rocked the mullet and tash? I can't think of any.

    Can't think of one but there must have been a few.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:02

    Right.

    Hold everything.

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 23:02

    I really like this.

    Way too plain for me. #needsmorebrawn

    and with that I'm off. Night.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:02

    and with that I'm off. Night.

    Night Lukeh

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:03

    and with that I'm off. Night.

    night Lukeh

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:03

    McLaren. They only chuffing do Kites!

    Oh, that'll go down a storm in the Litchlake campsites.

    Night Luke.

  • RG05/02/2010 at 23:03

    and with that I'm off. Night.

    Night.

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:03

    Hmm...

    I really like this.

    Why do they sell kites?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:04

    McLaren. They only chuffing do Kites!

    I wonder how long before someone tries to fly one at a track and takes out a car

  • Lukeh05/02/2010 at 23:05

    Why do they sell kites?

    Because it'll be a matter of time before their season is up in the air.

    Couldn't help myself. *runs*

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:05

    Because it'll be a matter of time before their season is up in the air.

    Or they will be flying high

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:06

    I wonder how long before someone tries to fly one at a track and takes out a car

    On the open bridge at the Yas Marina.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:08

    I wonder how long before someone tries to fly one at a track and takes out a car

    Good question.

    I remember a few years ago being on the banking up from Club and looking at the massive rocks we were all sat on. Couldn't believe it.

    It would only take one nutter to ruin everything.

    Talking of which, do you remember Hakkinen having a blow-out coming into the stadium at Hockenhiem in '98 or '99. Apparently...and this is unconfirmed but a letter arrived at Marinello prior to the race telling Schumacher to not worry about Mika that weekend, as his car wouldn't be finishing.

    It's in an old copy of F1 racing I think, I'll see if I can find the issue in a box in my folks' loft when I'm next there.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/02/2010 at 23:10

    Anyone want a McLaren sock?

    https://www.mclarenshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10551_-1_49151_VMM1087

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:10

    Talking of which, do you remember Hakkinen having a blow-out coming into the stadium at Hockenhiem in '98 or '99. Apparently...and this is unconfirmed but a letter arrived at Marinello prior to the race telling Schumacher to not worry about Mika that weekend, as his car wouldn't be finishing.

    I remember hearing about that but I would think there is nothing in it

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:10

    Anyone want a McLaren sock?

    https://www.mc...0551_-1_49151_VMM1087

    One?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 23:11

    Anyone want a McLaren sock?

    https://www.mc...0551_-1_49151_VMM1087

    One?

    It's an iPod sock. I have some (not McLaren ones!)

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:11

    One?

    It's a multimedia sock!

    I do like this though At least all my expense receipts would stay together.

    For about a week.

  • me05/02/2010 at 23:12

    It's an iPod sock. I have some (not McLaren ones!)

    shouldn't they have a vodafone iphone sock?

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 23:13

    It's an iPod sock. I have some (not McLaren ones!)

    shouldn't they have a vodafone iphone sock?

    Yes they should!

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:16

    Yes they should!

    With a picture of Jenson on the front, pointing his thumbs towards an image of the iphone.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:18

    With a picture of Jenson on the front, pointing his thumbs towards an image of the iphone.

    like this?

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:20

    With a picture of Jenson on the front, pointing his thumbs towards an image of the iphone.

    like this?

    Yup.

    In fact, any pictures of people in future Sidepodmeetups, should re-enact this exact pose.

  • me05/02/2010 at 23:20

    Yup.

    In fact, any pictures of people in future Sidepodmeetups, should re-enact this exact pose.

    :)

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 23:20

    With a picture of Jenson on the front, pointing his thumbs towards an image of the iphone.

    like this?

    Yup.

    In fact, any pictures of people in future Sidepodmeetups, should re-enact this exact pose.

    Done.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:21

    Barrowman on Jonathan Ross now

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:21

    Barrowman on Jonathan Ross now

    Is this a good thing?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:22

    Barrowman on Jonathan Ross now

    Is this a good thing?

    There are a lot of fans round here

  • lou05/02/2010 at 23:32

    hey all! sorry for just disapearing earlier. My friend rang me and asked if i wanted to go round to hers for the evening, and i totally forgot to check back with everything :)

    how is everyone? had a nice evening?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:34

    hey all! sorry for just disapearing earlier. My friend rang me and asked if i wanted to go round to hers for the evening, and i totally forgot to check back with everything :)

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself. You just missed Lukeh. He disappeared off fo the night

  • lou05/02/2010 at 23:35

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself. You just missed Lukeh. He disappeared off fo the night

    :( this makes me sad. i haven't spoken to him much today :(

    my friend has a very bad internet connection and phone signal at her house - it's like a mini Bermuda triangle... only in kent :D

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:35

    Evening Lou.

    Sorry...I found out the Button WDC models have now sold out

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:36

    :( this makes me sad. i haven't spoken to him much today :(

    I am sure you can both survive until tomorrow.

    my friend has a very bad internet connection and phone signal at her house - it's like a mini Bermuda triangle... only in kent :D

    How can people cope with bad internet?

  • lou05/02/2010 at 23:36

    Sorry...I found out the Button WDC models have now sold out

    aww bad times :( i'll have to make a huge textile piece for my exam that will celebrate it :)

  • RG05/02/2010 at 23:36

    how is everyone? had a nice evening?

    Hey lou. Can't say I've had the most fun evenings, but I suppose these happen every now and again.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:37

    https://www.mclarenshop.com/wcsstore/McLarenB2C/Attachment/TEAM_TSHIRTS.10.MAINSPOT.jpg

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:37

    Sorry...I found out the Button WDC models have now sold out

    If it helps it looks really good on my desk

  • lou05/02/2010 at 23:37

    I am sure you can both survive until tomorrow.

    bad times. ;)

    How can people cope with bad internet?

    she doesn't :) she gets very angry. She loves watching ausi soaps like Home and Away and the only way see can watch the episodes when they come out in Aus is to download them, it takes her forever!

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 23:37

    If it helps it looks really good on my desk

    :-)

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:38

    Failed link. Try this Lou

    https://www.mclarenshop.com/wcsstore/McLarenB2C/Attachment/TEAM_TSHIRTS.10.MAINSPOT.jpg

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:38

    Failed link. Try this Lou

    I was pasting a iphone onto the back. But I got my layers wrong. So I didn't

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:39

    If it helps it looks really good on my desk

    :-)

    But it does! http://twitpic.com/11hv2o

  • paul05/02/2010 at 23:39

    Failed link. Try this Lou

    Hmmm. Tshirt or sock? Hmmm.

  • paul05/02/2010 at 23:40

    But it does! http://twitpic.com/11hv2o

    Nice. I am tempted to break with tradition and get a non-mclaren

  • lou05/02/2010 at 23:41

    Failed link. Try this Lou

    https://www.mc...HIRTS.10.MAINSPOT.jpg

    hmmm... i think i'd rather have a brawn hoodie :D

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:43

    Someone stole my £85 million

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:44

    Someone stole my £85 million

    I forgot to buy a ticket, so technically I won £2

  • paul05/02/2010 at 23:45

    Someone stole my £85 million

    dont you hate that?

    Was is under the mattress?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:45

    I forgot to buy a ticket, so technically I won £2

    Given the numbers that came out there is a good chance of a rollover.

  • paul05/02/2010 at 23:46

    Someone stole my £85 million

    Does this mean you aren't buying mclaren socks for everyone?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:47

    Does this mean you aren't buying mclaren socks for everyone?

    If I had won it I think everyone would have at least got a McLaren sock but I didn't

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 23:48

    http://www.starsandstripesracing.com/

    Hmm... I wonder who is tied to this?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:48

    Hmm... I wonder who is tied to this?

    All American Racers is Gurney's Eagle team

  • RG05/02/2010 at 23:49

    Hmm... I wonder who is tied to this?

    All-American Racing Team?

    Now where have I heard that before...

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 23:49

    Hmm... I wonder who is tied to this?

    All American Racers is Gurney's Eagle team

    Not USF1 then?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:49

    Hmm... I wonder who is tied to this?

    You need Mr C's whois thing

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 23:50

    You need Mr C's whois thing

    looks like they hid it:

    Registrant:

    Domains by Proxy, Inc.

    DomainsByProxy.com

  • paul05/02/2010 at 23:51

    Hmm... I wonder who is tied to this?

    Looks like the sort of thing Andretti (Michael) would do

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:52

    Looks like the sort of thing Andretti (Michael) would do

    He already has a team though.

  • paul05/02/2010 at 23:52

    He already has a team though.

    Oh still? Fair enough then.

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:55

    It has a number 50 on the wing. Has anyone run that number in recent seasons or is anyon associated with it?

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 23:55

    Looks like the sort of thing Andretti (Michael) would do

    I don't agree with that. It was only done that way in A1GP because of the national angle, I don't think he'd do it in open competition.

  • Adie05/02/2010 at 23:56

    I'm off to bed guys

    Night

  • me05/02/2010 at 23:56

    awwww!

    @ClaireVWilliams: @jpmontoya loving following you on twitter, Juan...we miss you at Williams! Good luck at the weekend!

    http://twitter.com/ClaireVWilliams/status/8692054641

  • Pat W05/02/2010 at 23:57

    awwww!

    @ClaireVWilliams: @jpmontoya loving following you on twitter, Juan...we miss you at Williams! Good luck at the weekend!

    http://twitter...ams/status/8692054641

    And he's literally just replied 5 mins ago!

    @ClaireVWilliams great to hear from you!!! How is your family doing? And the car for this year?

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:57

    I'm off to bed guys

    Night

    Good night

  • RubberGoat05/02/2010 at 23:58

    awwww!

    @ClaireVWilliams: @jpmontoya loving following you on twitter, Juan...we miss you at Williams! Good luck at the weekend!

    http://twitter...ams/status/8692054641

    And he's literally just replied 5 mins ago!

    @ClaireVWilliams great to hear from you!!! How is your family doing? And the car for this year?

    I miss Juan :(

  • Steven Roy05/02/2010 at 23:58

    awwww!

    @ClaireVWilliams: @jpmontoya loving following you on twitter, Juan...we miss you at Williams! Good luck at the weekend!

    http://twitter...ams/status/8692054641

    We could start a rumour that he was coming back based on that

  • me05/02/2010 at 23:58

    And he's literally just replied 5 mins ago!

    @ClaireVWilliams great to hear from you!!! How is your family doing? And the car for this year?

    YAY!

  • startledbunny05/02/2010 at 23:58

    Night

    night Adie

  • me06/02/2010 at 00:00

    lucas gets a go too: http://tweetphoto.com/10513763

  • Pat W06/02/2010 at 00:04

    It has a number 50 on the wing. Has anyone run that number in recent seasons or is anyon associated with it?

    Checking Wiki for the last couple of years and there's no #50, the nearest I get is Cheever Racing entering 51 and 51 in 2006.

    No joy in the Lights list either..

  • startledbunny06/02/2010 at 00:06

    Checking Wiki for the last couple of years and there's no #50, the nearest I get is Cheever Racing entering 51 and 51 in 2006.

    No joy in the Lights list either..

    Don't mean to state the obvious, but has it got to do with the number of states in the United States of America perhaps?

  • Steven Roy06/02/2010 at 00:07

    Checking Wiki for the last couple of years and there's no #50, the nearest I get is Cheever Racing entering 51 and 51 in 2006.

    No joy in the Lights list either..

    Anyone lost a drive who may start a team. Maybe the Green part of Andretti Green?

  • Steven Roy06/02/2010 at 00:09

    Don't mean to state the obvious, but has it got to do with the number of states in the United States of America perhaps?

    I got that part but I just wondered if there was something as obvious as someone who was asssociated with the number

  • Pat W06/02/2010 at 00:11

    Don't mean to state the obvious, but has it got to do with the number of states in the United States of America perhaps?

    Probably, but it was worth a look. They do like to retain their car numbers.

  • Pat W06/02/2010 at 00:11

    Anyone lost a drive who may start a team. Maybe the Green part of Andretti Green?

    Not sure.. I've no idea what he's up to actually.

  • Fiji07/04/2011 at 06:10

    I'm glad that I've found your sidepodcast.com blog. Aw, this is a really qualitative post. In theory I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real effort to make a good article... but what can I say... I loiter alot and never seem to get something done.