It's been quite a manic weekend both on and off track. The Japanese Grand Prix held plenty of surprise, not all of them good. Meanwhile, Sidepodcast Towers began their first weekend of moving house. More next weekend, but until then, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Massa has been granted permission to get behind the wheel of the F2007 with GP2 tyres bolted on. This is the same kind of testing that Schumacher did to see if he was ready for the big comeback. Schumi wasn't and the chances are Massa won't be either. Ferrari say they are just trying him out in preparation for Bahrain next year. Bit early, no?
  • Vettel says he has by no means given up on the championship hunt just yet. He closed up a great deal today, and although the maths does seem to be against him, anything is possible. He did as much as he could do this weekend, anyway, so we'll have to see what happens in Brazil.
  • If you want to catch up with us discussing the above two topics and more, then the F1 Debrief live show replay will be up very soon. I'll also be editing the show, hopefully today, but you can understand things are a little delayed due to setting up in our new house. We don't even have the proper internets yet!

That'll do it for now. Please let us know what plans you have for this week, and how you plan to spend the weekend now that we don't have back-to-back racing to contend with. I'll see you in the comments.

1330 responses

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 23:04

    Hello Monday, I shall be sleeping in.

    My throat is still terrible, Nurofen not having the desired effect

    May be off to see the doc in the morning if still the same

    Spa 2010 FTW though!

    G'night peeps

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 23:06

    Spa 2010 FTW though!

    G'night peeps

    Gnight!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 23:21

    Same for me, although SPC seems to have already gone to sleep.

    Night

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:35

    STEEEEEEVEN

  • lou04/10/2009 at 23:39

    STEEEEEEVEN

    ah he must have turned his head ping off.. however it did alert me :) not that it helps at all..

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:40

    Hehehe I'm just looking at rentals again and wondered if he knew whether I'd get knifed in a particular part of Glasgow :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 23:41

    Hehehe I'm just looking at rentals again and wondered if he knew whether I'd get knifed in a particular part of Glasgow :P

    Which part?

    [can't sleep]

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:42

    Do you know where Battlefield is?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:42

    Do you know where Battlefield is?

    It's just south of Queen's park.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 23:43

    Do you know where Battlefield is?

    It's just south of Queen's park.

    Doesn't sound familiar

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:44

    Doesn't sound familiar

    No. I found it on a map but I don't have any idea what it's like.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:47

    Hehe some of these listings are hillarious. I'm not sure why anyone is trying to sell "river views" as a positive! In my experience you'll see nothing but floating shopping trolleys by day and at night you won't want to leave the house....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 23:49

    No. I found it on a map but I don't have any idea what it's like.

    Have a look here

    http://battlefield.eveningtimes.co.uk/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 23:51

    Hehe some of these listings are hillarious. I'm not sure why anyone is trying to sell "river views" as a positive! In my experience you'll see nothing but floating shopping trolleys by day and at night you won't want to leave the house....

    Depends on the river, I guess

    That costs an arm and 2 legs down here

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:51

    Depends on the river, I guess

    Yes well this is the Clyde.... not the Thames.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 23:55

    Oh my god. Scratch that. I'm in love. I was about to ask you whether it's ridiculous to pay £600 a month for a flat but you have silly London prices there....

    It's way WAY too big for just me though. It's so pretty though :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 23:55

    Yes well this is the Clyde.... not the Thames.

    Glasgow's not the place it was 10/15 years ago

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 23:59

    SPC asleep at 1am. Unheard of

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 00:01

    SPC asleep at 1am. Unheard of

    #blame spa

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 00:01

    #blame spa

    See, too tired

    #blame suzuka

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 00:01

    #blame spa

    spa? I was blaming Suzuka

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 00:03

    It seems to be house moving season as well

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 00:06

    It seems to be house moving season as well

    I can't move until the Spring really. I might move out of here and dump my stuff in storage while I'm away. Might be in a bit of a stitch when I get back if I can't find somewhere straight away though.

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 00:08

    I can't move until the Spring really. I might move out of here and dump my stuff in storage while I'm away. Might be in a bit of a stitch when I get back if I can't find somewhere straight away though.

    Oh right, the big trip. You don't have family you can lob in with?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 00:09

    Oh right, the big trip. You don't have family you can lob in with?

    Errm delicate issue. Maybe for a couple of weeks. Not much more really.

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 00:10

    Errm delicate issue. Maybe for a couple of weeks. Not much more really.

    Fair enough. Makes it expensive to pay rent when you aren't there though.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 00:14

    Fair enough. Makes it expensive to pay rent when you aren't there though.

    Yeah it really does. I'll probably use storage. I can always do an Amy and move into a youth hostel when I get back.... I need to move at some point anyways.

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 00:16

    Yeah it really does. I'll probably use storage. I can always do an Amy and move into a youth hostel when I get back.... I need to move at some point anyways.

    True enough. Things always sort out.

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 00:55

    What am I doing this week?

    1) Bathurst

    2) setting up Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Server on an old MacBook. Just to keep my hand in. Will teach my boss how wonderfully powerful and affordable it is

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:03

    ROOAAARRR!

    today i feel like a real man. for i acquired a puncture and changed the wheel myself. none of that pansy roadside assistance for mr. c.

    i may have gotten a lot of our furniture wet in the process though.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 01:04

    today i feel like a real man. for i acquired a puncture and changed the wheel myself. none of that pansy roadside assistance for mr. c.

    Bravo Mr C!!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:05

    I cant sleep in the middle of the night, wake up... and...

    ROOAAARRR!

    *scared*

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:07

    Bravo Mr C!!

    always with the punctures when you have a full boot, and it's raining.

    i ask ya, when was the last time sometime had to change a wheel when they had nothing to do all day and happened to be parked at the beach?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:07

    today i feel like a real man. for i acquired a puncture and changed the wheel myself. none of that pansy roadside assistance for mr. c.

    Hehe well done! You will be an F1 wheelman in no time ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 01:08

    always with the punctures when you have a full boot, and it's raining.

    I'm just so terrified I won't notice I have a puncture. That is my biggest fear. I can change tyres, I just hope I can notice it needs doing!

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:08

    Hehe well done! You will be an F1 wheelman in no time ;)

    umm. rather embarrassingly. i may have ruined four fake bolts on the fake plastic hub cap and then wondered why the wheel didn't come off. stupid aero devices.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:09

    i ask ya, when was the last time sometime had to change a wheel when they had nothing to do all day and happened to be parked at the beach?

    I once had to change one in a mountain pass high in the Utah mountains. Snow everywhere. was not fun, i was only 18 and didnt even have a driving licence at the time, luckily a man with a shotgun stopped to help.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:10

    umm. rather embarrassingly. i may have ruined four fake bolts on the fake plastic hub cap and then wondered why the wheel didn't come off. stupid aero devices.

    Doh! hehehe :lol:

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:10

    I'm just so terrified I won't notice I have a puncture. That is my biggest fear. I can change tyres, I just hope I can notice it needs doing!

    had loads of things in the back rattling, so didn't hear it. the back-end just felt insanely loose like it was on ice.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 01:13

    had loads of things in the back rattling, so didn't hear it. the back-end just felt insanely loose like it was on ice.

    Hmmm you didn't spin into the gravel trap then....

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:15

    Hmmm you didn't spin into the gravel trap then....

    sadly not. i'd like to think that sato would've binned it, therefore i still rule the taku.

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 01:20

    What is it with rain and moving?

    When I was moving my parents house the rain started and stopped exactly as I pulled out with trailer and furniture in tow. Everything got soaked

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:21

    What is it with rain and moving?

    good question. that too.

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 01:22

    So if your last place was sidepodtowers, what is the new one....sidepodmansion?

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:23

    So if your last place was sidepodtowers, what is the new one....sidepodmansion?

    hehe. not sure. sidepodbunker maybe?

    i did notice that rockall got a namecheck on the shipping forecast earlier.

  • Paul05/10/2009 at 01:23

    i did notice that rockall got a namecheck on the shipping forecast earlier.

    Coastal real estate. Nice.

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:26

    has amy seen this comment from lisa: http://www.f1minute.com/2009/09/18/menswear/#comment-7471

    and therefore little amy: http://twitpic.com/k3m5j

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:29

    i did notice that rockall got a namecheck on the shipping forecast earlier.

    You going shipping?

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F105/10/2009 at 01:30

    #31 - me said:

    ROOAAARRR!

    today i feel like a real man. for i acquired a puncture and changed the wheel myself. none of that pansy roadside assistance for mr. c.

    i may have gotten a lot of our furniture wet in the process though.

    Now to be a real man, you need to get three other guys to change one wheel for you while you rev the engine.... :D .

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F105/10/2009 at 01:32

    October 5th, 2009 at 02:08 #37 - me said:

    Hehe well done! You will be an F1 wheelman in no time

    umm. rather embarrassingly. i may have ruined four fake bolts on the fake plastic hub cap and then wondered why the wheel didn’t come off. stupid aero devices

    Renault F1 will absolutly be the first ones wanting to hire you as an F1 wheelman, for sure!

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 01:33

    awww i wish i fitted into heikki clothes (because that wee amy is not me!)

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:33

    Renault F1 will absolutly be the first ones wanting to hire you as an F1 wheelman, for sure!

    nah, my wheel is still attached.

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:34

    awww i wish i fitted into heikki clothes (because that wee amy is not me!)

    hehe. i love the heikki top. very un-mclaren.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:34

    awww i wish i fitted into heikki clothes (because that wee amy is not me!)

    I am going by an M&S tomorrow, I will see if i can find what they have on offer

  • me05/10/2009 at 01:35

    I am going by an M&S tomorrow, I will see if i can find what they have on offer

    we shall require pics :)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:37

    we shall require pics :)

    Will do my best!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 01:38

    I am really hungry... but if i eat i will never get back to sleep so i am imagining eating this to fill me up http://supersizedmeals.com/food/article.php/20060125050438458

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 01:48

    the thing that bugs me slightly about the m&s range is that the finnish flag is backward on them.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 01:48

    nah, my wheel is still attached.

    Hehehe comedy gold.

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 02:02

    today i feel like a real man. for i acquired a puncture and changed the wheel myself. none of that pansy roadside assistance for mr. c.

    this is why rallying is so popular

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 02:18

    boo mondays BOO. Why are you going so slowly Monday!

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 02:35

    boo mondays BOO. Why are you going so slowly Monday!

    Because you are at work after not much sleep?

    A little youtube video for all the nostalgic Hey Hey It's Saturday fans:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AA69bqHMF8&feature=player_embedded

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 02:37

    that might be why. I want a public holiday :( i dont finish til 7.15 thats ages away :(

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 02:40

    that might be why. I want a public holiday :( i dont finish til 7.15 thats ages away :(

    omg that's terrible! how did that happen? it's good for SPC addiction time, but I really feel for you. :-(

    what can I do to help? do you talk to customers? Zoe and I could pretend to be customer? We could rope in other F1 people to call you and ruin any stats you have worked hard to build up?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 02:41

    Worked hard? You have Amy confused with someone else :P

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 02:45

    other Mac users may find NTFS read and write capabilities in 10.6 useful. I have not tested it yet.

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090913140023382

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 03:44

    sadly i dont talk to customers so you cant help!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 05:59

    Morning everyone :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 06:13

    Morning everyone :)

    Morning!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 06:15

    Morning!

    I think I have caught up on sleep now... But I can't be certain.

    Seems to me like the debrief replay isn't quite working :(

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 06:17

    guten morgen.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 06:30

    guten morgen.

    bitte sprechen Sie langsam

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 06:33

    guten morgen.

    bitte sprechen Sie langsam

    My, it's so close to Danish it's not funny!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 06:35

    My, it's so close to Danish it's not funny!

    in Deutsch, bitte, Gavin

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 06:35

    My, it's so close to Danish it's not funny!

    in Deutsch, bitte, Gavin

    Schnell! Schnell!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 06:37

    Actually I have just remembered that we are breaking the SidePodRules.

    No bombing, no diving and no foreign language comments ;)

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 06:42

    afternoon

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 06:44

    afternoon

    God eftermiddag ;)

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 06:50

    God eftermiddag

    where am I ? :-)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 06:52

    God eftermiddag ;)

    That's Danish innit? Guten Tag in German

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 06:53

    That's Danish innit? Guten Tag in German

    It's odd the bits that are close and the bits that are quite different!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 06:56

    That's Danish innit? Guten Tag in German

    It's odd the bits that are close and the bits that are quite different!

    It is. I said "good afternoon". Good Morning is "God Morgen" (Go' Morn') and Good Day is *goddag" (go'-dae) ;)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 06:56

    That's Danish innit? Guten Tag in German

    Guten Nachmittag

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 06:57

    Guten Nachmittag

    We don't say that though. It's usually just Guten Tag

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:01

    We don't say that though. It's usually just Guten Tag

    Weirdly guten abend was the one I didn't know. I had heard in the uk morgan and tag but not abend. And because it starts with an a I thought it must be afternoon.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:02

    Guten Nachmittag

    so tag is just an abbreviation?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:03

    Maybe we should just say Hallihallo although I've never heard anyone actually say it.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:04

    so tag is just an abbreviation?

    u-oh big word .. erm no.

    Tag = day. We usually say Good day and mean the whole day. We're not too bothered about afternoons

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:05

    Maybe we should just say Hallihallo although I've never heard anyone actually say it.

    But then you have to say tschüssi when you leave.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:05

    Tag = day. We usually say Good day and mean the whole day. We're not too bothered about afternoons

    Ah got you :)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:06

    But then you have to say tschüssi when you leave.

    Would you say it?

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:11

    Would you say it?

    Actually Hallihallo yes. Especially when you come home and try to find out if anybody is home. Tschüssi not so much, but tschüß is very common. I have problems pronouncing in properly so I usually say ciao (I'm from the south so close enough to Italy to get away with that)

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 07:14

    morning gang. Had an odd dream last night from what i remember, mika hakkinen signed for usf1 and got disqualified for impersonating heikki.. Im sure there was more but i cant for the life of me picture it...

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:15

    Actually Hallihallo yes. Especially when you come home and try to find out if anybody is home. Tschüssi not so much, but tschüß is very common. I have problems pronouncing in properly so I usually say ciao (I'm from the south so close enough to Italy to get away with that)

    But you would say Hallihallo rather than just Hallo. My German friends seem to go that way for that, but of course they are from the German / French border side and also they know that us English are around so it's a bit different.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:16

    morning gang. Had an odd dream last night from what i remember, mika hakkinen signed for usf1 and got disqualified for impersonating heikki.. Im sure there was more but i cant for the life of me picture it...

    Sounds like a fun dream though.

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 07:18

    Sounds like a fun dream though.

    it was great! Hot air balloons were in there somewhere too.. There needs to be a dream recording device to help watch back on their nonsensical silliness! #mfc

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 07:22

    that dream sounds AWESOME

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:22

    But you would say Hallihallo rather than just Hallo.

    No, hallo is the default :) Sometimes hi.

    Guten Tag/Morgen/Abend are formal greetings and in my region you say Grüß Gott.

    In children programs you may hear: Hallihallohallöchen

    Since I'm abroad I've started to like German more and more. It may not sound all that pleasant to foreigners but it's a nice language.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:26

    Since I'm abroad I've started to like German more and more. It may not sound all that pleasant to foreigners but it's a nice language.

    I like German quite a lot, but I find it much harder to understand than Italian.

    I don't know much of either. But if somebody says something in context it easier in Italian for me.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 07:28

    i love the german language, i wish i had kept doing it because i loved it at school. Highest mark i ever got in an exam was 99.7% in my 5th form german exam :D

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 07:32

    Morning everybody

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:32

    i love the german language, i wish i had kept doing it because i loved it at school. Highest mark i ever got in an exam was 99.7% in my 5th form german exam :D

    Wow, I never managed marks like this in any subject and almost had to repeat a year because of German (and Physics). I can link you to a few German F1 sites, so you can practise again :)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:35

    Morning everybody

    Morning

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:37

    Just watching back the post race forum... Odd to see people suggesting that Rubens is bound to go well in Brazil. I thought it was well known that Rubens never does well in Brazil. It's Massa who does well.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:38

    Has James switched his blog's feed nack to the shortened version?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 07:43

    sadly that mark shows i peaked at 15. Or, i went down the wrong academic path and chose the wrong subjects for my next 6 years of study :D i am focusing on spanish at the moment but i plan to go back to german one day!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 07:48

    Just watching back the post race forum... Odd to see people suggesting that Rubens is bound to go well in Brazil. I thought it was well known that Rubens never does well in Brazil. It's Massa who does well.

    Ruben's results:

    Gearbox (12), 4th, Gearbox (12), Spun off (4), Suspension (18), Gearbox (12), Engine (3), Hydraulics (8), Collision (7), Hydraulics (1), Out of fuel (1), 3rd, 6th, 7h, Engine (13), 15th

    David's memory is starting to slip

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 07:51

    i will cry if that luck befalls him again. He must win at home!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 07:54

    #MFC

    (I know it's football but there you go)

    An upcoming England football match will be the very first one to be streamed exclusively live on the internet. No TV channel in the UK will have it!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/8286886.stm

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 08:01

    Seems to me like the debrief replay isn't quite working :(

    I don't think it's done yet. We were sort of busy.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:04

    bit of a rip off £4.99 to watch a likely england win

    An upcoming England football match will be the very first one to be streamed exclusively live on the internet. No TV channel in the UK will have it!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 08:04

    Kimi news: His manager said they are going to decide within the next 2-3 weeks. MTV3 think Red Bull may be their favourite choice because it may include a redbull sponsored Citroën to take part in a few rallies.

    I'm in Helsinki next weekend maybe I should plaster Kimi's garden with pictures of him winning with McLaren.

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 08:05

    FYI - Nico has talked to news while in Hong Kong last week, found a video on local news portal. it is behind the paywall but they allow to embed :-) (plug)

    Nico on Piquet, future and crash with Hamilton in Macau

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:05

    Kimi news: His manager said they are going to decide within the next 2-3 weeks. MTV3 think Red Bull may be their favourite choice because it may include a redbull sponsored Citroën to take part in a few rallies.

    I'm in Helsinki next weekend maybe I should plaster Kimi's garden with pictures of him winning with McLaren.

    Do it!!!!!

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 08:06

    Kimi news: His manager said they are going to decide within the next 2-3 weeks. MTV3 think Red Bull may be their favourite choice because it may include a redbull sponsored Citroën to take part in a few rallies.

    I'm in Helsinki next weekend maybe I should plaster Kimi's garden with pictures of him winning with McLaren.

    in that case lawyers would be busy again drafting contract release for one of the red bull drivers. both are signed up for 2010 ...

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:09

    I don't think it's done yet. We were sort of busy.

    Totally understand! So instead I had to watch the far less good Forum on the BBC.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:10

    in that case lawyers would be busy again drafting contract release for one of the red bull drivers. both are signed up for 2010 ...

    Well if they did it for Kimi...

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 08:11

    Well if they did it for Kimi...

    ... they can do it for Mark too :-)

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 08:12

    Totally understand! So instead I had to watch the far less good Forum on the BBC.

    Haha. I think in this instance, the forum was probably better. Mr C had imbibed two cans of Red Bull, and we had forgotten every single fact ever.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:15

    Haha. I think in this instance, the forum was probably better. Mr C had imbibed two cans of Red Bull, and we had forgotten every single fact ever.

    Sounds like that would work well ;)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 08:16

    yes red bull would not be one i would predict since their drivers were locked in ages ago. Go to mclaren kimi,(To steal a quote from happy gilmore) ITS YOUR HOME.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 08:17

    in that case lawyers would be busy again drafting contract release for one of the red bull drivers. both are signed up for 2010 ...

    Maybe it is just about a rally drive.

    James Roberts tweeted this last weekend: Just spotted Red Bull supremo Helmut Marko in deep conversation with Kimi and his manager in the Ferrari motorhome...

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:18

    Maybe it is just about a rally drive.

    James Roberts tweeted this last weekend: Just spotted Red Bull supremo Helmut Marko in deep conversation with Kimi and his manager in the Ferrari motorhome...

    I really cant see it, unless something has happened to Mark

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 08:20

    kimi is not allowed to rally next year i wont let him. I need at least one more year and he needs to announce his intention to retire early in the season so i have time to mentally prepare

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:21

    kimi is not allowed to rally next year i wont let him. I need at least one more year and he needs to announce his intention to retire early in the season so i have time to mentally prepare

    Kimi spoke to DC over the weekend and DC didn't think he would be going to a rally drive. He thought there was unfinished business in F1.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 08:23

    good. I like dc all of a sudden. He retired right, gave us plenty of time to get used to the idea. Which was easy for me, i was not a fan

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:25

    Do you think that if Rubens does not get the championship this year he will retire? This car has got to be his only change surely?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:26

    Gosh... I've just seen an example of even more rediculous sunglasses use than in F1

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8289962.stm

    If somebody isn't sporting this look by Brazil then how is F1 to keep up its claim of total dominance of pushing the envelope of sunglasses use?

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 08:27

    Kimi spoke to DC over the weekend and DC didn't think he would be going to a rally drive. He thought there was unfinished business in F1.

    another Red Bull person :( Go talk to (insert person who will talk positively about McLaren here) Kimi!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:28

    Do you think that if Rubens does not get the championship this year he will retire? This car has got to be his only change surely?

    Rubens will be at Williams next year, I am sure.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:30

    Rubens will be at Williams next year, I am sure.

    but will it be a championship winning car?, with Nico likely to go the other way, probably not

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:34

    The thing to remember about Kimi's manager is that Kimi's manager is the absolute best in the business. Bar none.

    He is absolutely making it clear to everyone and everyone that Kimi has several different options for next year.

    Imagine the conversation...

    McLaren say they'll take Kimi.

    Kimi's Manager asks what will you do with Kovi?

    Kovi will go to Renault we think.

    Kimi's Manager says, ah yes that seat at Renault, we might be going there.

    McLaren puts more money on the table

    Things seem settled, a contract is almost ready. McLaren have stopped talking to Rosberg, he's gone to Brawn.

    Now there is no other option but Kimi.

    Kimi's manager arrives...

    McLaren say, "oh we should really get this contract signed"

    How would you feel, Kimi's manager says, about Kimi racing with Red Bull rallying for a couple of races next year alongside the F1 program?

    McLaren say, "no way"

    Kimi's Manager says, "we were talking to red bull and they would be fine with it"

    "You're talking to Red Bull?"

    "Yes, because of the Rally Kimi wants to do alongside the F1"

    "We don't want him to go rallying alongside."

    "Oh you'd have to pay him not to".

    etc

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 08:35

    McLaren say they'll take Kimi.

    Kimi's Manager asks what will you do with Kovi?

    Kovi will go to Renault we think.

    Kimi's Manager says, ah yes that seat at Renault, we might be going there.

    McLaren puts more money on the table

    Things seem settled, a contract is almost ready. McLaren have stopped talking to Rosberg, he's gone to Brawn.

    Now there is no other option but Kimi.

    Kimi's manager arrives...

    McLaren say, "oh we should really get this contract signed"

    How would you feel, Kimi's manager says, about Kimi racing with Red Bull rallying for a couple of races next year alongside the F1 program?

    McLaren say, "no way"

    Kimi's Manager says, "we were talking to red bull and they would be fine with it"

    "You're talking to Red Bull?"

    "Yes, because of the Rally Kimi wants to do alongside the F1"

    "We don't want him to go rallying alongside."

    "Oh you'd have to pay him not to".

    etc

    :-)

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:36

    McLaren say they'll take Kimi.

    Kimi's Manager asks what will you do with Kovi?

    Kovi will go to Renault we think.

    Kimi's Manager says, ah yes that seat at Renault, we might be going there.

    McLaren puts more money on the table

    Things seem settled, a contract is almost ready. McLaren have stopped talking to Rosberg, he's gone to Brawn.

    Now there is no other option but Kimi.

    Kimi's manager arrives...

    McLaren say, "oh we should really get this contract signed"

    How would you feel, Kimi's manager says, about Kimi racing with Red Bull rallying for a couple of races next year alongside the F1 program?

    McLaren say, "no way"

    Kimi's Manager says, "we were talking to red bull and they would be fine with it"

    "You're talking to Red Bull?"

    "Yes, because of the Rally Kimi wants to do alongside the F1"

    "We don't want him to go rallying alongside."

    "Oh you'd have to pay him not to".

    etc

    :)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 08:37

    The thing to remember about Kimi's manager is that Kimi's manager is the absolute best in the business. Bar none.

    I still don't understand why Button got rid of them. They used to be his mangers, no?

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:38

    I still don't understand why Button got rid of them. They used to be his mangers, no?

    Was that when he was at Williams?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:40

    I still don't understand why Button got rid of them. They used to be his mangers, no?

    Did Button have to have Flav manage him when he was at Renault?

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 08:41

    Was that when he was at Williams?

    Yes, I'm not sure if they were his official managers or just some sort of consultant. Maybe it had to do with Jens going to Benetton and with that into Flavio's clutches

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:42

    Yes, I'm not sure if they were his official managers or just some sort of consultant. Maybe it had to do with Jens going to Benetton and with that into Flavio's clutches

    According to Wikipedia it says, "after leading Jenson to F1 they took on Kimi"...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Robertson

    Which might make that consultant idea make sense.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:46

    Another Formula One driver making the leap to NASCAR http://blog.al.com/blogoftomorrow/2009/10/another_formula_one_driver_mak.html

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 08:50

    If somebody isn't sporting this look by Brazil then how is F1 to keep up its claim of total dominance of pushing the envelope of sunglasses use?

    I have rocked the 'sunglasses over glasses' look before because I need 'corrective lenses' to drive so tend to wear contacts in summer but one day I got caught out by extreme glare! I was really hoping no police would stop me and see how ridiculous I looked.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 08:56

    Another Formula One driver making the leap to NASCAR http://blog.al...a_one_driver_mak.html

    Piquet always liked driving round and round in circles.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 08:56

    Piquet always liked driving round and round in circles.

    haha

  • F1Wolf05/10/2009 at 08:56

    Piquet always liked driving round and round in circles.

    driving or spinning (in circle of diameter more less the length of his car) ?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 09:01

    I just ate a bag of maltesers and now I wish I had bought 2 :(

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:01

    I just ate a bag of maltesers and now I wish I had bought 2 :(

    Ahhh thanks for sharing, thats sounds awesome!

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 09:03

    Ahhh thanks for sharing, thats sounds awesome!

    If I was Malt Eser I would make bigger bags. I should suggest this to Mr Eser next time I see him.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:05

    Wow I want a big bag of Choc now!

  • Journeyer05/10/2009 at 09:06

    According to Wikipedia it says, “after leading Jenson to F1 they took on Kimi”…

    From what I remember, Jenson dropped them because he felt that the Robertsons got Kimi a better deal with McLaren, and he felt he could've gotten that kind of money with Renault too. Or something like that.

  • Journeyer05/10/2009 at 09:08

    So, how's everyone? :)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 09:08

    From what I remember, Jenson dropped them because he felt that the Robertsons got Kimi a better deal with McLaren, and he felt he could've gotten that kind of money with Renault too. Or something like that.

    I thought they ended their arrangement even before Kimi came into F1

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:08

    NTB you?

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 09:08

    Morning all,

    Sleepy Jon reporting for service

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:09

    Morning all,

    Marning

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 09:13

    So, how's everyone? :)

    I am counting down the days til I go home because I just managed to arrange a dinner with a friend and oooh I'm excited about my Johnny Cash Stash and the artery damage it will do.

  • Journeyer05/10/2009 at 09:13

    I thought they ended their arrangement even before Kimi came into F1

    Really? I was thinking it ended after Kimi got into F1 already. May be wrong, though.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 09:14

    11-12 i have a Event Marketing Lecture but....

    1-3 i have "Blogging workshop"

    ehehehehe

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 09:16

    Really?.

    No not really. I'm just trying to rememb half-facts I've read about 8 years ago. Google tells me you are right about the timing (don't know about the reason)

  • Journeyer05/10/2009 at 09:17

    I am counting down the days til I go home because I just managed to arrange a dinner with a friend and oooh I'm excited about my Johnny Cash Stash and the artery damage it will do.

    You find artery damage appetizing? :P

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 09:18

    You find artery damage appetizing? :P

    I do when its as tasty as that dish. I also have a pancake date at my favourite breakfast place. Ohhh the food I will be eating.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:20

    Piquet: No one has been punished more than I have http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5608705,00.html

  • Journeyer05/10/2009 at 09:20

    I do when its as tasty as that dish. I also have a pancake date at my favourite breakfast place. Ohhh the food I will be eating.

    Feel the calories... :P

  • Journeyer05/10/2009 at 09:21

    Piquet: No one has been punished more than I have http://www.pla...,3213_5608705,00.html

    Au contraire, Monsieur Piquet...

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 09:21

    Feel the calories... :P

    tasty, tasty calories.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 09:26

    Has anyone mentioned this yet?

    It's a BBC slideshow of the Japanese Grand Prix - has some cool pics too :D

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:27

    It's a BBC slideshow of the Japanese Grand Prix - has some cool pics too :D

    not mentioned it but yeah they look cool

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 09:28

    Piquet: No one has been punished more than I have http://www.pla...,3213_5608705,00.html

    Au contraire, Monsieur Piquet...

    i would agree but also disagree....but i shall revoke my disagree if he gets back into F1

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:29

    i would agree but also disagree....but i shall revoke my disagree if he gets back into F1

    its never going to happen, ever

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 09:30

    its never going to happen, ever

    exactly, so although he hasnt been 'punished' he has still been 'punished'

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 09:31

    exactly, so although he hasnt been 'punished' he has still been 'punished'

    well yeah

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 09:33

    i would agree but also disagree....but i shall revoke my disagree if he gets back into F1

    its never going to happen, ever

    The fact that he is testing a Nascar Truck thingy (which is as far removed from F1 as I can think of) shows that nobody wants him. Good. I am glad for it.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 09:40

    exactly, so although he hasnt been 'punished' he has still been 'punished'

    wait a sec, i meant revoke my agree...i think

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 10:06

    Ah Gavin since you are here. What I forgot yesterday to add to your comment is that you can't use average scores for things like that. If I use average scores my point total should be 13206 but it isn't which reflects you have to change your drivers from race to race. This season is far too up and down to get anywhere with the averages. Maybe :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 10:13

    Ah Gavin since you are here. What I forgot yesterday to add to your comment is that you can't use average scores for things like that. If I use average scores my point total should be 13206 but it isn't which reflects you have to change your drivers from race to race. This season is far too up and down to get anywhere with the averages. Maybe :)

    Exactly - the average is an indicator only and not a true indicator of the points scored race by race.

    As each race has a different amount of laps, the scores for each race would be different. I was trying to use that example of the fact that you would not get a ratio of 1,5 as expected - but then you rigthly pointed out that Suzuka did not have enough laps to achieve this.

    What I am trying to show with the averages is, that if you pick a certain driver, where would he rank in terms of points? If you combine that with my PPM graph you can see that while Hamilton scores quite well, he has been too expensive so his PPM is quite low.

    Neither of our methods are perfect and it also depends how people pick their drivers. I suspect we may be the only ones looking at the stats rather than the last few races...

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 10:21

    Further to my taping every race this season, I have had some thought, What if we were to re watch the races together 1 a week in the off season, we all may see something we missed, Only problem is the comm

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 10:22

    Neither of our methods are perfect and it also depends how people pick their drivers. I suspect we may be the only ones looking at the stats rather than the last few races...

    That's what I'm trying to say: I'm not looking at the stats. I only look at the last race if at all.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 10:39

    I see we have another Twittererer in the paddock. http://twitter.com/NobleF1/status/4621215308

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 11:08

    anyone going to be watching the chicago bulls v the jazz on tues night? on the red button?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 11:25

    #MFC 'Full' Flash is coming to smartphones ... guess who isn't playing along nicely? :(

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 11:28

    #MFC 'Full' Flash is coming to smartphones ... guess who isn't playing along nicely? :(

    What a shock that Apple are refusing to comment. the iPhone/Touch desperatly needs proper Flash on the device, for things like Justin.tv and the like

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 11:30

    What a shock that Apple are refusing to comment. the iPhone/Touch desperatly needs proper Flash on the device, for things like Justin.tv and the like

    And that's exactly why it won't happen.

    They want to control the iPhone experience and be able to approve applications. If you had flash on there you could make an application that ran without needing the store.

  • me05/10/2009 at 11:31

    What a shock that Apple are refusing to comment. the iPhone/Touch desperatly needs proper Flash on the device, for things like Justin.tv and the like

    it's gonna be okay. akamai last week announced support for http live streaming (e.g. non-flash) and it'll stream to safari/firefox/iphone/android without need for plugins such as flash.

    you won't be surprised to hear that snowleopard desktop and server both support the protocol. it's as if apple have something against adobe.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 11:32

    They want to control the iPhone experience and be able to approve applications. If you had flash on there you could make an application that ran without needing the store.

    Just one of the many reasons why I will Never buy and iPhone, I would rather stick to my Archos thank you very much

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 11:32

    #MFC 'Full' Flash is coming to smartphones ... guess who isn't playing along nicely? :(

    What a shock that Apple are refusing to comment. the iPhone/Touch desperatly needs proper Flash on the device, for things like Justin.tv and the like

    Indeed. It's one of a number of flaws that are starting to add up. I have an iPod touch and I can say that it's the first device I have owned that has gotten worse with every patch since I owned it...

  • me05/10/2009 at 11:32

    I see we have another Twittererer in the paddock. http://twitter...eF1/status/4621215308

    yay!

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 11:34

    Just about to settle down to a deathmatch on GTAIV for PS3 add me if you want SLVAaron

  • me05/10/2009 at 11:36

    other Mac users may find NTFS read and write capabilities in 10.6 useful. I have not tested it yet.

    how the heck have they managed that?

  • me05/10/2009 at 11:37

    An upcoming England football match will be the very first one to be streamed exclusively live on the internet. No TV channel in the UK will have it!

    i may have to tune in, just because.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 11:52

    Oh noes. My interview people want to move it to this afternoon. I haven't managed to buy sensible clothes yet. Boooo!

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 11:53

    Oh noes. My interview people want to move it to this afternoon. I haven't managed to buy sensible clothes yet. Boooo!

    tell them you have another interview.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 11:53

    your having an interview good luck!

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 11:53

    Oh noes. My interview people want to move it to this afternoon. I haven't managed to buy sensible clothes yet. Boooo!

    tell them you have another interview.

    then ask politely what other time they can do this. you're on the list for a reason - they'll be (a little) flexible.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 11:54

    tell them you have another interview.

    I'm not job hunting. It's with my current employer. I want a promotion!

  • me05/10/2009 at 11:54

    They want to control the iPhone experience and be able to approve applications. If you had flash on there you could make an application that ran without needing the store.

    i think it's more than that though. imho flash is probably the most widly used proprietary format on the web. if microsoft had developed it, we'd be calling it evil. it's a closed box and no-one but adobe gets to look inside, nor does anyone else get to shape its future direction or build competitive products based on its format.

    the net result is that flash is clunky and slow. have you ever watched your processor usage rocket when watching a high quality flash video? i sometimes have to double my volume to hear audio over the fans that kick in.

    i can't see why people who call for a more open iphone, suggest apple open up by enabling this closed and 'evil' platform into the mix?

    flash locks everybody else out. i believe it to be a nasty piece of work. we use it because we have to, but i'd like to think in 12 months time, we won't have to anymore.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 11:56

    the net result is that flash is clunky and slow. have you ever watched your processor usage rocket when watching a high quality flash video? i sometimes have to double my volume to hear audio over the fans that kick in.

    Is that why my computer runs slow during a Grand Prix when I have 3 video windows open?

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 11:56

    I'm not job hunting. It's with my current employer. I want a promotion!

    aah. you could still them that you have another interview.... Good luck but internal promotions are more dependent (i would think) on what you've done there and what you'll do in the future. first impressions are already dealt with. that being said, you should look a bit spiffy if you can ;) I prefer to take jobs in other countries so i don't have to deal with face to face impressions. bocca al lupo ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 11:57

    tell them you have another interview.

    I'm not job hunting. It's with my current employer. I want a promotion!

    Held og lykke then ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 11:58

    Is that why my computer runs slow during a Grand Prix when I have 3 video windows open?

    it certainly won't help :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 11:59

    aah. you could still them that you have another interview....

    I'm not sure they'd like that :P Please put your time and resources into me. I'm committed to your company. Honest gov :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 12:00

    Is that why my computer runs slow during a Grand Prix when I have 3 video windows open?

    it certainly won't help :)

    Oh. I just thought Evel Knievel was on his last legs. Missus says I can have a new one in January ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:00

    Oh. I just thought Evel Knievel was on his last legs. Missus says I can have a new one in January ;)

    you name your computers too?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 12:01

    Oh. I just thought Evel Knievel was on his last legs. Missus says I can have a new one in January ;)

    you name your computers too?

    Eh? no, I don't name anything. Just thought it up right now. FYI, I haven't cleaned it lately ;)

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:02

    I'm not sure they'd like that :P Please put your time and resources into me. I'm committed to your company. Honest gov :P

    :) Do you know who the interview panel is? Do your homework. Find out how long they've been there for. There will probably be a person who has no idea what you do so you might have to explain it to them. I've had some interesting "3rd person"s over the years - it must be fun to test an applicant's communication skills.

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:02

    you name your computers too?

    it's human to do so.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:06

    :) Do you know who the interview panel is? Do your homework. Find out how long they've been there for. There will probably be a person who has no idea what you do so you might have to explain it to them. I've had some interesting "3rd person"s over the years - it must be fun to test an applicant's communication skills.

    It's my regional manager and the hr manager from my company. I've met them before. Tbh I wish I hadn't. I can be a bit of a stress head, I'm trying to project calm and responsible :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 12:07

    :) Do you know who the interview panel is? Do your homework. Find out how long they've been there for. There will probably be a person who has no idea what you do so you might have to explain it to them. I've had some interesting "3rd person"s over the years - it must be fun to test an applicant's communication skills.

    It's my regional manager and the hr manager from my company. I've met them before. Tbh I wish I hadn't. I can be a bit of a stress head, I'm trying to project calm and responsible :P

    Woo-sah!

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:09

    It's my regional manager and the hr manager from my company. I've met them before. Tbh I wish I hadn't. I can be a bit of a stress head, I'm trying to project calm and responsible :P

    but you know who they are - that's a good thing, at least i think so. Maybe they moved the time to say how you cope with unexpected changes? when is the "little chat"?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:10

    but you know who they are - that's a good thing, at least i think so. Maybe they moved the time to say how you cope with unexpected changes? when is the "little chat"?

    THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 12:11

    but you know who they are - that's a good thing, at least i think so. Maybe they moved the time to say how you cope with unexpected changes? when is the "little chat"?

    THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!

    :O

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:11

    THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!

    i knew that. how many minutes to keep you calm do we have?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:11

    flash locks everybody else out. i believe it to be a nasty piece of work. we use it because we have to, but i'd like to think in 12 months time, we won't have to anymore.

    HTML5 to the rescue!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:11

    Hence the nudity problem...

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:13

    you name your computers too?

    I don't. But I have decided that the first device I name will be called Matilda. I don't know what device will be called this though?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:13

    i knew that. how many minutes to keep you calm do we have?

    It's at 3 o'clock. I'll need to leave in about an hour and a half.

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:13

    HTML5 to the rescue!

    which i believe is what steve said when he announced the iphone in the first place :)

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:14

    I don't. But I have decided that the first device I name will be called Matilda. I don't know what device will be called this though?

    inflatable kangaroo? that's a commonwealth games reference to 1982(?) held in australia.

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:14

    I don't. But I have decided that the first device I name will be called Matilda. I don't know what device will be called this though?

    matilda.

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:14

    matilda.

    question mark fail.

    matilda?

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:15

    It's at 3 o'clock. I'll need to leave in about an hour and a half.

    that's enough time for an emergency shop isn't it? phone calls to friends?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:15

    which i believe is what steve said when he announced the iphone in the first place :)

    Absolutely. However you never really can trust anything Steve says. I mean he was right that nobody actually wanted a FM radio on their nano but that hasn't stopped them putting one in there.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 12:15

    I have to say that online GTAIV is a pretty good online racer

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:16

    Absolutely. However you never really can trust anything Steve says. I mean he was right that nobody actually wanted a FM radio on their nano but that hasn't stopped them putting one in there.

    true. and you will see flash on the iphone... once it's become obsolete.

    i don't get it either.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:16

    matilda?

    Yeah, I don't know why, but the name just popped right in there.

    What manner of device would that be? A wireless router? A cordless telephone? Not sure.

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:19

    What manner of device would that be? A wireless router? A cordless telephone? Not sure.

    my mac is called mbp. i think christine's might be called mini. we may not be the best people to answer that.

  • me05/10/2009 at 12:19

    my mac is called mbp. i think christine's might be called mini. we may not be the best people to answer that.

    also have an ipod called: iTouch

    #classified

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:20

    that's enough time for an emergency shop isn't it? phone calls to friends?

    Errr welcome to Cumbria, where an emergency solution arrives by tractor..... I'll be okay. I managed to find an acceptable pair of trousers.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:20

    my mac is called mbp. i think christine's might be called mini. we may not be the best people to answer that.

    My server is called AKServer. My routers are called AlKat and KatAl. And my macbook is called MacBook. I think that's it.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:21

    Errr welcome to Cumbria, where an emergency solution arrives by tractor..... I'll be okay. I managed to find an acceptable pair of trousers.

    I know a lady with a suit in Penrith and another in Carlisle. But it may be difficult to explain to them the situation ;)

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:22

    I know a lady with a suit in Penrith and another in Carlisle. But it may be difficult to explain to them the situation ;)

    not really. should just be a "Look. Don't ask but I need...."

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:24

    not really. should just be a "Look. Don't ask but I need...."

    The problem Scott is that this would require me, as a middleman to get into the complicated issue of Lady Dress Sizes. These are arbitrary made up numbers that nobody agrees on.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:26

    The problem Scott is that this would require me, as a middleman to get into the complicated issue of Lady Dress Sizes. These are arbitrary made up numbers that nobody agrees on.

    Yeah that's a delicate issue. I also found a tweedy jacket. I almost look presentable. I'm going to wash my hair and I'll be sorted....

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:26

    Yeah that's a delicate issue. I also found a tweedy jacket. I almost look presentable. I'm going to wash my hair and I'll be sorted....

    awesome.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:26

    Yeah that's a delicate issue. I also found a tweedy jacket. I almost look presentable. I'm going to wash my hair and I'll be sorted....

    Important safety tip: It's best not to be wearing said clothes while the showering takes place.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:27

    Important safety tip: It's best not to be wearing said clothes while the showering takes place.

    Thanks Alex. Saved me from a soggy fate there.

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:28

    The problem Scott is that this would require me, as a middleman to get into the complicated issue of Lady Dress Sizes. These are arbitrary made up numbers that nobody agrees on.

    fair point. if you shop in italy the sizes are smaller by the way - a large in america is probably a medium here.

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:28

    Thanks Alex. Saved me from a soggy fate there.

    next sidepod radio - alex can do a fashion show.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:29

    fair point. if you shop in italy the sizes are smaller by the way - a large in america is probably a medium here.

    No. That's the wrong way round. I'd take a small or a medium here but on the continent it's like medium to large.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:30

    Thanks Alex. Saved me from a soggy fate there.

    Here's an example from the archives. Page 22 takes a shower:

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/photo-3

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 12:33

    flash locks everybody else out. i believe it to be a nasty piece of work. we use it because we have to, but i'd like to think in 12 months time, we won't have to anymore.

    have I mentioned Click To Flash? It doesn't solve the problem but I love what it does for me. http://blog.cocoia.com/2009/exit-flash/

    PS. I think we say something about battery life every time Flash is mentioned.

    PPS. Thanks for continually saying things better than I could have.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 12:33

    Is Amy around?

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:34

    fair point. if you shop in italy the sizes are smaller by the way - a large in america is probably a medium here.

    No. That's the wrong way round. I'd take a small or a medium here but on the continent it's like medium to large.

    i'm wrong? first time ever ;) yeah i stuffed up that. can't wait until i get to work with feet and inches and miles and stupid imperials....

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:34

    Here's an example from the archives. Page 22 takes a shower:

    nothing to do that day?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:36

    nothing to do that day?

    What do you mean? I wasn't there... I'm not a voyeur ;)

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 12:37

    Here's an example from the archives. Page 22 takes a shower:

    I miss Page 22.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:37

    i'm wrong? first time ever ;) yeah i stuffed up that. can't wait until i get to work with feet and inches and miles and stupid imperials....

    Continental sizing is depressing. I take a size 10ish here, I'm not sure what daft country that becomes a large....

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:37

    I miss Page 22.

    I was just thinking that... Page 22 hasn't been around for a while... Luckily I always keep a copy nearby!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:38

    Continental sizing is depressing. I take a size 10ish here, I'm not sure what daft country that becomes a large....

    But even shops can't agree. It's maddening for me and I don't even have to wear the things. I just have to stand there holding all of the other versions.

  • Pat W05/10/2009 at 12:39

    Message for Bassano 'cos I'm not here and may not be about later:

    Thanks, I got your DM about the ticket! Give me a nudge when you get the final figure.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:48

    I was just thinking that... Page 22 hasn't been around for a while... Luckily I always keep a copy nearby!

    Page 22 is minding the cap

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/picture-19-jpg

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:48

    Continental sizing is depressing. I take a size 10ish here, I'm not sure what daft country that becomes a large....

    I'm tall and have an italian jacket that is XXL and it fits me comfortably. crazy weird. globalisation of sizes would be a good thing.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 12:48

    Page 22 is minding the cap

    Hehehehe! Yay!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:49

    Hello Christine, you enjoying your new home?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:49

    Hehehehe! Yay!

    That did take slightly too many hands.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 12:51

    Hello

    At home today with some contagion. Doc can't see me till Wednesday

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 12:52

    Hello Christine, you enjoying your new home?

    Hi. Not really enjoying it yet, it's all still a bit crazy. But, they say a change is as good as a rest, so, I must be well rested :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:52

    I'm tall and have an italian jacket that is XXL and it fits me comfortably. crazy weird. globalisation of sizes would be a good thing.

    But there must be much bigger people in the country, that's the bit that baffles me. I'm not a big person, how do people bigger than me buy clothes?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 12:54

    Message for Bassano 'cos I'm not here and may not be about later:

    Thanks, I got your DM about the ticket! Give me a nudge when you get the final figure.

    Gotcha

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 12:54

    But there must be much bigger people in the country, that's the bit that baffles me. I'm not a big person, how do people bigger than me buy clothes?

    I assure you, I'm not an XXL in any other country. I'm more a medium or a large because of my height. so I'm really thinking the same thing as you. let's all just go metric and stock clothes by waist/bust/head measurements (different outfits obviously).

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 12:57

    Oh noes. I'm starting to get all nervous now :(

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 12:59

    Oh noes. I'm starting to get all nervous now :(

    Don't be... You need to be less nnngggg and more Arrrgh!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 13:00

    Don't be... You need to be less nnngggg and more Arrrgh!

    At least I'm not soggy!

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:01

    have I mentioned Click To Flash? It doesn't solve the problem but I love what it does for me. http://blog.cocoia.com/2009/exit-flash/

    ooh, i like that.

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:02

    Page 22 is minding the cap

    http://drop.io.../asset/picture-19-jpg

    :D

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 13:03

    Rightio, time to get ready time. I hate stupid interviews. At least it means I don't have to work this afternoon though.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:05

    Good luck Alison

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 13:06

    Rightio, time to get ready time. I hate stupid interviews. At least it means I don't have to work this afternoon though.

    Good luck!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 13:06

    I'm almost tempted to phone them and tell them I don't want it. I get that nervous.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:07

    Raikkonen: A winning team or nothing http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5609054,00.html

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:09

    Raikkonen: A winning team or nothing http://www.pla...,3213_5609054,00.html

    Aren't they a bit GMM?

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:09

    Aren't they a bit GMM?

    a skoch

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:10

    a skoch

    Er?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:10

    I'm almost tempted to phone them and tell them I don't want it. I get that nervous.

    Noooo!!!!

    You'll be great...

    Alison's checklist

    Acceptable Trousers - Check

    Tweedy Jacket - Check

    Not being soggy - Check

    Support of a thriving online community - Check

    It's in the bag :)

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:10

    Er?

    Nevermind

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:11

    Support of a thriving online community - Check

    Alex and I will be cheering from the comments

    Gimme an 'A'....

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:12

    Gimme an 'A'....

    A

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:12

    Alex and I will be cheering from the comments

    What do we want?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:13

    What do we want?

    Promotion! :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 13:13

    Alex and I will be cheering from the comments

    What do we want?

    ...

    ..

    ..

    I've forgotten! :D

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:13

    Promotion! :)

    When do we want it?

  • Jeremy05/10/2009 at 13:14

    When do we want it?

    While I'm asleep? Bye!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:14

    When do we want it?

    At their convenience, thanks

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:15

    See ya Jeremy

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:16

    While I'm asleep? Bye!

    Bye

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:16

    Grrr Bad morning... Abu Dhabi virtually sold out... considering paying £470 for tickets... I must be mad.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:17

    Am about to watch the Moto GP from yesterday

    I'll be cheering when my throat allows

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 13:17

    Grrr Bad morning... Abu Dhabi virtually sold out... considering paying £470 for tickets... I must be mad.

    Save it for Spa! ;)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:20

    Save it for Spa! ;)

    Its looking more and more like a choice between the two :(

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:23

    Its looking more and more like a choice between the two :(

    Which is proving to be a very difficult decision....

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:25

    ha. we were talking about this earlier: http://newteevee.com/2009/10/04/adobe-to-finally-support-http-streaming/

    "Adobe plans to announce Monday that the Flash platform will include HTTP streaming. The move brings the online video leader up to speed with the rest of the video market, including Microsoft and Apple."

    presumably this is response akamai's announcement last week. either way, it adobe trying to keep up with microsoft and apple when it comes to video streaming. hopefully, it'll be too little too late.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:26

    Jenson Button remains upbeat as pressure mounts http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article6861772.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=796995

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:29

    presumably this is response akamai's announcement last week. either way, it adobe trying to keep up with microsoft and apple when it comes to video streaming. hopefully, it'll be too little too late.

    As someone who regularly has to suffer silverlight, it would be hard for them not to be better than microsoft.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 13:42

    Is Amy around?

    if you're still here, now I am!

  • Maverick05/10/2009 at 13:42

    Jenson Button remains upbeat as pressure mounts http://www.tim...C-RSS&attr=796995

    Interesting differing opinions around this week:

    The Times: "All Jenson Button has got to do is finish fifth in Brazil and he will be champion."

    AUTOSPORT: "Button needs to finish in fourth position in Brazil to secure his first title"

    Maverick: Button needs 6 points and therefore third place in Brazil to be champion regardless of where everyone else finishes.

    Any advance on third?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:42

    Sweet service that lets you look back to your very first tweets:

    http://www.mytweet16.com/

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:44

    Sweet service that lets you look back to your very first tweets:

    http://www.mytweet16.com/

    very cool. but... shouldn't twitter make it easy for you to do that????

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 13:44

    Kathi's silly question of the day: How do I (re)install Windows XP on my netbook? I have the CD just no CD drive.

  • Maverick05/10/2009 at 13:45

    Kathi's silly question of the day: How do I (re)install Windows XP on my netbook? I have the CD just no CD drive.

    Maverick's silly answer of the day: Find a CD drive

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:45

    Any advance on third?

    RB needs to score 4 points more than him to keep the championship alive

    Vettel must score 6 more than him.

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:46

    Any advance on third?

    :)

    if he's the only man who finishes in brazil, i'm pretty sure he'll be champion.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:46

    Maverick: Button needs 6 points and therefore third place in Brazil to be champion regardless of where everyone else finishes.

    Button only needs 4 points no?

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 13:46

    Maverick's silly answer of the day: Find a CD drive

    :P

  • Maverick05/10/2009 at 13:47

    RB needs to score 4 points more than him to keep the championship alive

    Vettel must score 6 more than him.

    Not good enough, would tie on points and countback would eliminate them.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:47

    Button only needs 4 points no?

    If Rubens and Button tie then Jenson has won

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 13:47

    if he's the only man who finishes in brazil, i'm pretty sure he'll be champion.

    Way to go out on a limb there, Mr. C!

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:47

    Kathi's silly question of the day: How do I (re)install Windows XP on my netbook? I have the CD just no CD drive.

    use a flash drive?

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:47

    Kathi's silly question of the day: How do I (re)install Windows XP on my netbook? I have the CD just no CD drive.

    i have no idea? good question.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 13:49

    use a flash drive?

    yes. go on

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:49

    If Rubens and Button tie then Jenson has won

    So I think he only needs to be 5th?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:49

    Not good enough, would tie on points and countback would eliminate them.

    True...

    Rubens needs to score 5 points more than Button To keerp the Chapionship Alive

    Sebastian needs to score 7 more ponts.

  • Maverick05/10/2009 at 13:50

    Button only needs 4 points no?

    Button has 85 points

    Barrichello has 71 points

    If Barrichello won both remaining races he'd have 91 points.

    Button needs 6 points to match that

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 13:51

    Jenson Button remains upbeat as pressure mounts http://www.tim...C-RSS&attr=796995

    Isn't Ed Gorman on the naughty list?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 13:51

    If Barrichello won both remaining races he'd have 91 points.

    Button needs 6 points to match that

    Thats an unikly scenario, easier to think of it in terms of what people need to do to stop him winning i think.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:52

    Button has 85 points

    Barrichello has 71 points

    You're right... Of course... ummm... panic... Rubens never scores points in Brazil that's why my maths works ;)

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:52

    Isn't Ed Gorman on the naughty list?

    Naughty List?

  • Maverick05/10/2009 at 13:52

    Thats an unikly scenario, easier to think of it in terms of what people need to do to stop him winning i think.

    True, but Ed Gorman and Autosport started it

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:52

    Thats an unikly scenario, easier to think of it in terms of what people need to do to stop him winning i think.

    But it is what Jenson needs to do to guarantee his win.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 13:52

    Kathi's silly question of the day: How do I (re)install Windows XP on my netbook? I have the CD just no CD drive.

    You need a USB CD drive or you have to make a bootable USB pendrive (USB stick). You also need to change the order of booting of the CMOS so these boot before your hard-drive boot-up.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:52

    Kathi... Do you have any machine that has a cd drive?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:53

    You need a USB CD drive or you have to make a bootable USB pendrive (USB stick). You also need to change the order of booting of the CMOS so these boot before your hard-drive boot-up.

    Installing from the USB is really really really slow... It's faster if you can copy the install files somehow to the machine and run the installer from there.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 13:55

    Installing from the USB is really really really slow... It's faster if you can copy the install files somehow to the machine and run the installer from there.

    How do I do this? Do I just copy everything that is on the cd and run an exe file?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 13:57

    Isn't Ed Gorman on the naughty list?

    Naughty List?

    He can be very inflammatory, nationalistic and a bit fast and loose with the facts isn't he?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 13:57

    Installing from the USB is really really really slow... It's faster if you can copy the install files somehow to the machine and run the installer from there.

    How do I do this? Do I just copy everything that is on the cd and run an exe file?

    run it as an .iso?

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 13:58

    He can be very inflammatory, nationalistic and a bit fast and loose with the facts isn't he?

    Right!!

  • me05/10/2009 at 13:59

    He can be very inflammatory, nationalistic and a bit fast and loose with the facts isn't he?

    my objection is he used to be really good, and then he got really lazy.

    everything he does these days appears to be a bit half-arsed.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 13:59

    Installing from the USB is really really really slow... It's faster if you can copy the install files somehow to the machine and run the installer from there.

    Never installed Windows from a USB stick but do routinely install Linux flavours from a USB stick and it is much quicker than from a CD drive.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 13:59

    How do I do this? Do I just copy everything that is on the cd and run an exe file?

    You need to boot from the disk you have created either a partition on the hard disk or the usb... And then you run winnt

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:01

    You need to boot from the disk you have created either a partition on the hard disk or the usb... And then you run winnt

    I guess the important thing to check is if your machine will allow you to boot from a usb

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 14:03

    I guess the important thing to check is if your machine will allow you to boot from a usb

    it does. My problem is how to make the usb bootable

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:06

    it does. My problem is how to make the usb bootable

    I haven't tried this method... But it looks like a pretty good walk through: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6160062.html

  • startledbunny05/10/2009 at 14:10

    If you've got a problem, forget anywhere else, come to Sidepodcast! ;)

    Could that be the second slogan, after F1 for all, All for F1?

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:15

    Could that be the second slogan, after F1 for all, All for F1?

    always looking for more... http://sidepodcast.com/playground/subtitles.php

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:17

    I haven't tried this method... But it looks like a pretty good walk through: http://article...10878_11-6160062.html

    Here is an alternate if need one: http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/installing-windows-xp-from-usb-thumb.html

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:20

    has we discussed paddocklife yet?

    "Kimi Raikkonen who, several times over the weekend, in the wake of his Ferrari contract being terminated, chose to use McLaren's garage to cut through to the pitlane - rather than going next door and using his own!"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/79281

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:22

    "Kimi Raikkonen who, several times over the weekend, in the wake of his Ferrari contract being terminated, chose to use McLaren's garage to cut through to the pitlane - rather than going next door and using his own!"

    <3

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:25

    very cool. but... shouldn't twitter make it easy for you to do that????

    I think as twitter might put it, "this service is temporarily unavailable until google buy us".

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:28

    I think as twitter might put it, "this service is temporarily unavailable until google buy us".

    I feel like my first 16 are more interesting than my last 16.

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:29

    I think as twitter might put it, "this service is temporarily unavailable until google buy us".

    everything they do, or rather don't do, makes me more irritated :)

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:29

    techcrunch article on accessing bbc f1 coverage from overseas (mostly):

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/05/internet-anonymizer-web-surf-vpn-hulu-pandora-spotify/

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 14:31

    techcrunch article on accessing bbc f1 coverage from overseas (mostly):

    I spy a picture of an F1 car. Way to make Bernie doubly mad!

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:32

    I spy a picture of an F1 car. Way to make Bernie doubly mad!

    hehe. good.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:33

    I spy a picture of an F1 car. Way to make Bernie doubly mad!

    :)

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 14:35

    did EJ invent C++?

    If so... I *need* to hunt him down. Asap.

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:35

    If so... I *need* to hunt him down. Asap.

    wassup lukeh?

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 14:35

    Anyone know any event marketing related jokes?

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 14:36

    wassup lukeh?

    Artificial Intelligence course for this year of uni. I thought last years C++ was bad.

    This is x1 billion times harder C++. :(

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:37

    Artificial Intelligence course for this year of uni. I thought last years C++ was bad.

    ahh right.

    dancer.

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 14:38

    wassup lukeh?

    Artificial Intelligence course for this year of uni. I thought last years C++ was bad.

    This is x1 billion times harder C++. :(

    Our AI course used LISP. Be thankful you're not using that.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:38

    Anyone know any event marketing related jokes?

    That's quite a specific thing!

    A made up one...

    Why have you got all of the really large posters for the event in your bedroom?

    I was just hoarding them.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 14:39

    "Kimi Raikkonen who, several times over the weekend, in the wake of his Ferrari contract being terminated, chose to use McLaren's garage to cut through to the pitlane - rather than going next door and using his own!"

    While I can understand why McLaren would be interested in Kimi, I am really not sure it is a wise option for Kimi. There will be some preferential support for Lewis no matter who the second driver is. He is a world champion within the team that found and built him. For Kimi to keep his reputation he has to be better than his team mate. Kimi has to convince himslef that his driving is sufficiently better to compensate for the Lewis halo effect. Being a clear number one carries enormous advantage, so a better option could be Toyota. Its a guaranteed number 1 status so if you do not produce the goods you can attempt to blame the team. McLaren a high risk that you sink your reputation, Toyota could produce s winning car and your reputation could go higher still.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:39

    Our AI course used LISP. Be thankful you're not using that.

    Using LISP for AI... That's quite common.

    Alex Andronov - Terrible jokes for every occasion.

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:39

    Why have you got all of the really large posters for the event in your bedroom?

    I was just hoarding them.

    :P

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 14:40

    Our AI course used LISP. Be thankful you're not using that.

    Using LISP for AI... That's quite common.

    Alex Andronov - Terrible jokes for every occasion.

    I wouldn't say ... "terrible"... I'd say... "for a VERY small audience" :)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:40

    I wouldn't say ... "terrible"... I'd say... "for a VERY small audience" :)

    I am definitely not in that audience :D *didn't get it*

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:41

    I am definitely not in that audience :D *didn't get it*

    from Wikipedia:

    Lisp (or LISP) is a family of computer programming languages with a long history and a distinctive, fully parenthesized syntax. Originally specified in 1958, Lisp is the second-oldest high-level programming language in widespread use today; only Fortran is older. Like Fortran, Lisp has changed a great deal since its early days, and a number of dialects have existed over its history. Today, the most widely known general-purpose Lisp dialects are Common Lisp and Scheme.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 14:41

    A made up one...

    i had to look up words to get that joke....

    ...

    i got this email from my lecturer...

    "Just trying to get an idea of how many people have forwarded their email. If you have please respond with the funniest joke you ever heard"

    Do you reckon she'll understand if i put

    "the biggest joke ever? yuji ide in f1"

    ?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:41

    Anyone know any event marketing related jokes?

    Bill Hicks:

    Anyone here in Marketing?

    Kill yourself

    No, seriously. Kill yourself

    :)

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 14:42

    Bill Hicks:

    Anyone here in Marketing?

    Kill yourself

    No, seriously. Kill yourself

    :D

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:42

    from Wikipedia:

    ahhhhh I get it now. :D

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 14:43

    I am definitely not in that audience :D *didn't get it*

    You only need to understand one thing about LISP, and that's what LISP stands for: Lots of Idiotic Stupid Parentheses

    (Of course, that's not really what it stands for, but it is still true)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 14:44

    it does. My problem is how to make the usb bootable

    an alternative article for making a USB drive

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6160062.html

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:44

    "Just trying to get an idea of how many people have forwarded their email. If you have please respond with the funniest joke you ever heard"

    When people ask me what my favourite joke is I always go for this one... Even though the "Worlds Leading Expert on Wasps and the sounds that they make" may well be my actual favourite it is a tad... long.

    Why did the chicken cross the playground?

    To get to the other side.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:44

    Toyota could produce s winning car and your reputation could go higher still.

    There's the flaw in your theory :)

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 14:45

    When people ask me what my favourite joke is I always go for this one... Even though the "Worlds Leading Expert on Wasps and the sounds that they make" may well be my actual favourite it is a tad... long.

    that was quite an awesome joke though.

    she emailed back saying she didnt get my joke....im now going to have to explain it...booo

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:45

    it does. My problem is how to make the usb bootable

    an alternative article for making a USB drive

    http://article...10878_11-6160062.html

    That was the one I linked to!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:46

    Why did the chicken cross the playground?

    Wasn't it The Road?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:47

    Wasn't it The Road?

    Oh I totally messed that up with a typo - whooops:

    Why did the chicken cross the playground?

    To get to the other slide.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 14:48

    Computer woes update: I gave up. The reason I wanted to do it is that my notebook developed some nasty noises coming from the ventilation (under heavy load) and to send it in I would have to revert it to factory settings.

    I decided now the noise isn't so bad and it can wait a bit longer.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 14:48

    Oh I totally messed that up with a typo - whooops:

    You told us your most favourite joke in the world... and you got it wrong!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:48

    You told us your most favourite joke in the world... and you got it wrong!

    Story.Of.My.Life. ;)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 14:49

    Thank you Alex and Rich. I've bookmarked the sites and try again when I*m in a better mood.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:49

    I like

    How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?

    But the answer is not repeatable, google if you must

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:49

    Computer woes update: I gave up. The reason I wanted to do it is that my notebook developed some nasty noises coming from the ventilation (under heavy load) and to send it in I would have to revert it to factory settings.

    hoover?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:50

    hoover?

    Can of air?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:50

    I like

    How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?

    But the answer is not repeatable, google if you must

    A - One.

    Q - How many psychics does it take to change a light bulb?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:52

    A - One

    Nope

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:52

    Nope

    It was a different joke...

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:52

    A - One.

    Q - How many psychics does it take to change a light bulb?

    ahh, lordy!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:53

    What's red & invisible

    .

    .

    .

    No tomatoes

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:53

    You've made me realise that every single joke I can remember is not repeatable on a family safe site.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 14:54

    What's red & invisible

    .

    .

    .

    No tomatoes

    Whats Green, Brown and Grey?

    .

    An elephant in a tree

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:54

    It was a different joke...

    Yours gets points for being family friendly :)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:54

    ahh, lordy!

    I am Trulli sorry.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 14:54

    hoover?

    Can of air?

    tried that. It sounds as if something is loose

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 14:54

    I am Trulli sorry.

    you must leave now ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:55

    Yours gets points for being family friendly :)

    yours gets removed for not being... ;)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 14:55

    I decided now the noise isn't so bad and it can wait a bit longer.

    Your Laptop should have come with recover Windows OS (unless it is a Lenovo). I think the easiest is still to borrow a USB cd-drive. I mostly use a netbook and bought a very cheap LiteON DVD writer and it really is a worthwhile investment. If the noise is not too bad it probably can be ignored. One of the reasons I got an MSI Wind netbook is because it has particularly generous ventilation and recovery disk. Of course I use Linux but I can restore Windows if needed to go in for repairs.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:55

    tried that. It sounds as if something is loose

    Fan motor or mechanism maybe

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:56

    you must leave now ;)

    Honestly I'm off...

    ...and you thought something just smelled bad.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:56

    yours gets removed for not being... ;)

    Yo don't like tomatoes? ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:56

    One of the reasons I got an MSI Wind netbook is because it has particularly generous ventilation and recovery disk.

    wow. we got ours because it was the first one we saw.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:57

    Can Giggles fix it so the weather forecast isn't for rain/showers for the next 5 days in a row? I have so much washing to get dry before I go away :(

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:58

    wow. we got ours because it was the first one we saw.

    Didn't you consult Leo or Walt Mosberg first?

  • me05/10/2009 at 14:58

    ooh, bbc lights and stuff: http://twitpic.com/kdavk

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 14:58

    Can Giggles fix it so the weather forecast isn't for rain/showers for the next 5 days in a row? I have so much washing to get dry before I go away :(

    Where are you off to Amy?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 14:59

    Where are you off to Amy?

    hooooome.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 14:59

    Can Giggles fix it so the weather forecast isn't for rain/showers for the next 5 days in a row? I have so much washing to get dry before I go away :(

    You just need a megablastic dryer... It's all on the wiki

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Guide+to+Hanging+Laundry

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 15:00

    Toyota could produce s winning car and your reputation could go higher still.

    There's the flaw in your theory :)

    The flaw I assume is Toyota's ability to build a winning car - take the last two races (on utterly different tracks) and they have scored more points per car than any other team!

    Toyota have convinced (themselves at least) they have a winning car,just not winning drivers. I am slightly sceptical of this as I think Timo is very good and Jarno - until Flavio messed him around was quicker than the young Alonso.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:00

    One of the reasons I got an MSI Wind netbook is because it has particularly generous ventilation and recovery disk. Of course I use Linux but I can restore Windows if needed to go in for repairs.

    It is a Wind, well sort of.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:00

    Amy do you have a second for a quick skype chat?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:02

    Amy do you have a second for a quick skype chat?

    I am having skype issues because the built in microphone doesn't work on my new computer doesn't work and my flatmate has my headset :( I can do text though! (how retro)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 15:03

    hooooome.

    Nice. Enjoy

  • startledbunny05/10/2009 at 15:04

    Fan motor or mechanism maybe

    Screwdrivers and a can of WD40 at the ready (other mechanical lubricants are available)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 15:04

    wow. we got ours because it was the first one we saw.

    You mean a netbook or MSI Wind - they are also very light (<1KG) without a price premium - I also forgot to say one of the cheapest netbooks. We have now purchased lots of them without issue. There is nothing wrong with Asus EEE. Lenovo is OK but not as good (2USB and 575 horizontal resolution are a really nuisance) we have one of those as well - also rather heavy.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:04

    Nice. Enjoy

    I am so excited :D I didn't realise how much I missed my mum and dad until it got to it only being a week before I get to see them again :D

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 15:06

    I am so excited :D I didn't realise how much I missed my mum and dad until it got to it only being a week before I get to see them again :D

    Not to mention being around people who don't speak funny

    Err, scrub that. ;)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:09

    Err, scrub that. ;)

    :D

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:12

    :D

    should I tell you that Kathi is talking me into camping? Not sleeping on the ground I want to die camping but slightly more comfy luxury camping :D

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:13

    Hello my interview was very short. I think that's a good sign!

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:14

    Hello my interview was very short. I think that's a good sign!

    well done!

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:14

    should I tell you that Kathi is talking me into camping? Not sleeping on the ground I want to die camping but slightly more comfy luxury camping :D

    Don't fall for it! Camping is dangerous!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:15

    should I tell you that Kathi is talking me into camping? Not sleeping on the ground I want to die camping but slightly more comfy luxury camping :D

    Coolios. This suits me perfectly. I'm bringing my tent anyways for later on in the holiday so I'll merrily set up on the same campsite as other people.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:15

    should I tell you that Kathi is talking me into camping? Not sleeping on the ground I want to die camping but slightly more comfy luxury camping :D

    Concerning this: http://www.campingspador.be/ardens/offers/formula_one_weekend/

    Would anybody be interested in sharing a mobile home (6 people) or one of the big tents (5 people)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:15

    Don't fall for it! Camping is dangerous!

    but they have proper beds! And kitchens with fridges! And wifi! And not stupidly outrageous hotel prices!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:16

    Don't fall for it! Camping is dangerous!

    there is a toilet and a kitchenette

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:16

    Concerning this: http://www.cam.../formula_one_weekend/

    Would anybody be interested in sharing a mobile home (6 people) or one of the big tents (5 people)

    Yup absolutely. I'm happy to share either or set my own tent up on site.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:16

    there is a toilet and a kitchenette

    and a restaurant and a bar

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:16

    but they have proper beds! And kitchens with fridges! And wifi! And not stupidly outrageous hotel prices!

    Oh. That doesn't sound like camping at all.

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 15:17

    Don't fall for it! Camping is dangerous!

    I both hate and love camping. It's weird. I HATE the idea of it before we get there. But when we get going I love it.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:17

    Oh. That doesn't sound like camping at all.

    thats how I got talked around.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:17

    and a restaurant and a bar

    This aspect is normal when camping. Even campsites that are just a field and a toilet block have a bar!!!

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:18

    This aspect is normal when camping. Even campsites that are just a field and a toilet block have a bar!!!

    ahh shows how long its been since I last went, I was well under drinking age :)

    The only issue I'd have with F1 camping is drunk noisy Germans ;) but being F1 I'll have earplugs and I'll be OK :D

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 15:18

    I'm back... only briefly... because I just realised I missed a plugging opertunity and it's been playing on my mind ever since...

    For those who like terrible jokes (and a panda does get a mention)...

    I have a blog post for that: http://www.gamboling.co.uk/2007/04/is-this-some-kind-of-joke.html

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 15:18

    Hello my interview was very short. I think that's a good sign!

    Hurray!

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:18

    ahh shows how long its been since I last went, I was well under drinking age :)

    The only issue I'd have with F1 camping is drunk noisy Germans ;) but being F1 I'll have earplugs and I'll be OK :D

    Living in a halls of residence i can now sleep with ear defenders on....

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:19

    Yup absolutely. I'm happy to share either or set my own tent up on site.

    so if you bring your boy, then me, then Kathi, that's almost enough already :D

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:19

    ahh shows how long its been since I last went, I was well under drinking age :)

    The only issue I'd have with F1 camping is drunk noisy Germans ;) but being F1 I'll have earplugs and I'll be OK :D

    Just vomit on their patches. They'll soon move along....

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:21

    so if you bring your boy, then me, then Kathi, that's almost enough already :D

    Yeah. Happy day. We're not attached at the hip if a more girl home/boy home suits people more.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:22

    Just called the site: Both tents and mobile homes are still available. The site is 8-9 km of the track. This year hey had a shuttle bus and it will proabably available again next year. Otherwise there are taxis.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:23

    Just called the site: Both tents and mobile homes are still available. The site is 8-9 km of the track. This year hey had a shuttle bus and it will proabably available again next year. Otherwise there are taxis.

    I prefer mobile home myself, wooo ceilings! and our own toilet!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:23

    I also asked about noisy Germans. She said it depends on the year. Let's hope Vettel and Rosber are rubbish next year

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:23

    but they have proper beds! And kitchens with fridges! And wifi! And not stupidly outrageous hotel prices!

    Oh. That doesn't sound like camping at all.

    it is. it's only marginally better. who's turn is to empty the toilet?

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:24

    I also asked about noisy Germans. She said it depends on the year. Let's hope Vettel and Rosber are rubbish next year

    :D

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:24

    Yeah. Happy day. We're not attached at the hip if a more girl home/boy home suits people more.

    I don't care either way.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:24

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

    Oh deary me.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:24

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

    pssh Spa is always cold ;)

  • RG05/10/2009 at 15:25

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

    Em, its only Belgium right?

    Hi everybody.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:25

    it is. it's only marginally better. who's turn is to empty the toilet?

    Old camping rule: You're only allowed to go inside during the night otherwise you go to the public toilet on the camping site and if you pay they clean it for you at the end

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:25

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

    I'm not falling for it, don't panic. I am a proper diva now who can only stay in something built of bricks or other equivalent sturdy and draft-proof material.

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:25

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

    Oh deary me.

    plus, we need power and generators are really noisy.

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:25

    I'm not falling for it, don't panic. I am a proper diva now who can only stay in something built of bricks or other equivalent sturdy and draft-proof material.

    phew.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:25

    I'm not falling for it, don't panic. I am a proper diva now who can only stay in something built of bricks or other equivalent sturdy and draft-proof material.

    I thought that too until I saw the hotel prices :(

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 15:26

    plus, we need power and generators are really noisy.

    And we don't want to be near whatever Alison is doing to the Germans ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:26

    plus, we need power and generators are really noisy.

    Errr Mr C you get power on campsites.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:26

    I also asked about internet: She doesn't think it's good enough to stream podcasts

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 15:26

    I am not here

    The only issue I'd have with F1 camping is drunk noisy Germans ;) but being F1 I'll have earplugs and I'll be OK :D

    I am sure Kathi is not that noisy

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:26

    I also asked about internet: She doesn't think it's good enough to stream podcasts

    hehe :)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:27

    I also asked about internet: She doesn't think it's good enough to stream podcasts

    you've thought of everything to ask. I think Kathi is my new favourite.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:27

    I thought that too until I saw the hotel prices :(

    I can't afford to take two weeks off work and Sidepodcast sick afterwards. If a hotel isn't feasible, I ain't going.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:27

    I am sure Kathi is not that noisy

    HAH! Depends how Kimi is doing. I might be ranting over the whole weekend

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:27

    you've thought of everything to ask. I think Kathi is my new favourite.

    You are welcome to hijack my favourites list :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:27

    I can't afford to take two weeks off work and Sidepodcast sick afterwards. If a hotel isn't feasible, I ain't going.

    Sick?

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:28

    Sick?

    Silverstone 2008 tried to kill me.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:28

    I can't afford to take two weeks off work and Sidepodcast sick afterwards. If a hotel isn't feasible, I ain't going.

    fair enough. If I was just doing Spa I'd pay whatever it costs but when I have another 3-4 weeks of travelling ahead of me, I need to budget better :( And look at the happy Europeans!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:28

    I can't afford to take two weeks off work and Sidepodcast sick afterwards. If a hotel isn't feasible, I ain't going.

    motor homes are almost like hotels just cheaper. I survived 10 years of holidays in them

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:29

    I think Kathi is my new favourite.

    YAY!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:29

    I'd say motorhome is ideal for us! I'm all excitable now. I shall ask the boy, I'm sure he won't care though.

    We left the country with nothing but bicycles and what we could carry on the racks. We're easy to please.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 15:30

    fair enough. If I was just doing Spa I'd pay whatever it costs but when I have another 3-4 weeks of travelling ahead of me, I need to budget better :( And look at the happy Europeans!

    Hehe, they do look thrilled!

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 15:31

    Hehe, they do look thrilled!

    Just wait until the Tornado comes...

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:31

    I'd say motorhome is ideal for us! I'm all excitable now. I shall ask the boy, I'm sure he won't care though.

    I am excitable too which is not good because its 2.30am and I was thinking about sleep and now I'm all YAY SOMEWHERE TO SLEEP AT SPA *BOUNCE*

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:32

    I really hope I get this stupid promotion. Then I might stand half a chance of paying for all this ;)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:33

    don't fall for it, you need aircon.

    the camping site has a swimming pool *is helpful*

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:33

    I really hope I get this stupid promotion. Then I might stand half a chance of paying for all this ;)

    first we book, then we worry about cash ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:34

    the camping site has a swimming pool *is helpful*

    Oooooh exercise?? Cool.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:35

    Oooooh exercise?? Cool.

    or, fun :D

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:35

    first we book, then we worry about cash ;)

    Yeah I'm still looking for my proper credit card rather than my kiddie one :P

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:37

    How many nights do we stay? Thursday to Sunday or Monday?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:38

    How many nights do we stay? Thursday to Sunday or Monday?

    I plan on heading back to Brussels on Monday morning

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 15:45

    Did somebody mention Idlewild here the other day (Bassano)

    Does everyone in the world just read Sidepodcast now? I just got offered a spare ticket to go and see them on Friday next week! Woo, and to a certain extent, Hoo!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:46

    The camping site also has some proper rooms: http://www.campingspador.be/ardennen/nederlands/groepen/

    But I can't find the information in English.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:47

    The camping site also has some proper rooms: http://www.cam...n/nederlands/groepen/

    But I can't find the information in English.

    http://www.campingspador.be/images/stories/camping_accomodatie.jpg

    "Three days in solatary for you" ;)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:47

    "Three days in solatary for you" ;)

    heheh yeah the mobile homes look much nicer!

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 15:48

    Hello again, back home from terror lecture. :)

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:51

    The camping site also has some proper rooms: http://www.cam...n/nederlands/groepen/

    But I can't find the information in English.

    that's not a room. this is a room:

    http://www.radissonblu.com/cs/BlobServer/radisson.jsp?blobkey=id&blobtable=ImageFile&blobcol=urlpicture&blobheader=image/jpeg&blobwhere=1165588563073&rendermode=live

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:52

    Hello again, back home from terror lecture. :)

    Heikki lecture? :D

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:52

    that's not a room. this is a room:

    Honda really put you off camping forever didnt they

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 15:53

    that's not a room. this is a room:

    does that cost €95 per night for four person?

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 15:53

    Heikki lecture? :D

    ah yes, Heikki lecturer! I must see if it recorded ok.

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:53

    Honda really put you off camping forever didnt they

    never.ever.again.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:53

    Heikki lecture? :D

    Someone i know had "hokey-kokey" in their facebook status..it took me a while to realise they weren't talking about Heikki....

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:53

    does that cost €95 per night for four person?

    we have a whole year to save up.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:56

    we have a whole year to save up.

    Booooo. I have other things to save for too :(

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:56

    Booooo. I have other things to save for too :(

    Monza? Melbourne? Come to three races with me! ;)

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 15:57

    Awww my phone recorded it really badly :( tis indistinguishable

    #sorryamy

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:57

    Mr C, i sended you an email. Hope you gots it

  • me05/10/2009 at 15:58

    Mr C, i sended you an email. Hope you gots it

    i did, cheers jon.

    it was 3am when i saw it though, will sort this evening. many thanks.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 15:58

    Awww my phone recorded it really badly :( tis indistinguishable

    thats OK, at least you tried :D

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:58

    it was 3am when i saw it though, will sort this evening. many thanks.

    no rush, use what you want from it, etc etc

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 15:59

    thats OK, at least you tried :D

    we have a polish guy on our course who sounds like Kubica, i win ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 15:59

    Monza? Melbourne? Come to three races with me! ;)

    Hehehe you might not be so keen if you met me :P

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:01

    Hehehe you might not be so keen if you met me :P

    heheh I could say the same :D

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:06

    Evening all, Doesnt look like i am going to abu dhabi :(

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:07

    Concerning this: http://www.cam.../formula_one_weekend/

    Would anybody be interested in sharing a mobile home (6 people) or one of the big tents (5 people)

    That sounds like a good Idea...

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:07

    Btw I'm reserving the upper bunk bed for myself ;)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:08

    ahh shows how long its been since I last went, I was well under drinking age :)

    The only issue I'd have with F1 camping is drunk noisy Germans ;) but being F1 I'll have earplugs and I'll be OK :D

    Drunk Germans are great to drink with though...

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:09

    Btw I'm reserving the upper bunk bed for myself ;)

    thats OK, I like lower ones :D (I think you should book, the interest is there ;) )

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:09

    I can't afford to take two weeks off work and Sidepodcast sick afterwards. If a hotel isn't feasible, I ain't going.

    You are probably more likely to get sick in a cheap hotel than in your own tent...

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:10

    Did somebody mention Idlewild here the other day (Bassano)

    Jon mentioned them, via his brother

    I was saying how it was the original name for JFK airport

    The band were pretty good also

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:11

    Btw I'm reserving the upper bunk bed for myself ;)

    Thats crazy... Lower bunks are way better :D

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 16:11

    Amy, I did as much as I could to make him hearable! You can hear it at times but it doesn't give off his finnishness as much in this recording :( You'll probably need headphones to hear the heikki lecturer...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/heikkilect-mp3

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:11

    How many nights do we stay? Thursday to Sunday or Monday?

    From Thursday for 4 nights, I'd imagine

    Unless folk want to get to the track early on Friday

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:12

    I was saying how it was the original name for JFK airport

    The band were pretty good also

    Ahhh... Scene of the Idlewild heist, the key turning point in Goodfellas.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:13

    Ahhh... Scene of the Idlewild heist, the key turning point in Goodfellas.

    *Lufthansa Heist.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:14

    Yas Marina man (obviously invented by EJ) talks about the circuit with pretty renderings. http://www.gulfnews.com/gntv/videos/10354670.html

    I am just reading up on it to hurt myself...

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:14

    I thought that too until I saw the hotel prices :(

    Some of them aren't excessive when pairing up

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:15

    thats OK, I like lower ones :D (I think you should book, the interest is there ;) )

    I did already :) I need the full name and birthdates of everyone wanting to room in motor home 1 sometime in the future and also if you need sheets/towels or a cradle :)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:15

    Amy, I did as much as I could to make him hearable! You can hear it at times but it doesn't give off his finnishness as much in this recording :( You'll probably need headphones to hear the heikki lecturer...

    eheh I want one! My lecturers were not Heikki like :(

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:15

    Some of them aren't excessive when pairing up

    Camping is awesome fun though. Really sociable!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:15

    I did already :) I need the full name and birthdates of everyone wanting to room in motor home 1 sometime in the future and also if you need sheets/towels or a cradle :)

    Cradle?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:15

    I did already :) I need the full name and birthdates of everyone wanting to room in motor home 1 sometime in the future and also if you need sheets/towels or a cradle :)

    oh a cradle is a must have ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:16

    oh a cradle is a must have ;)

    Well....

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:16

    oh a cradle is a must have ;)

    hehe

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:16

    Some of them aren't excessive when pairing up

    I didn't like what I found and I do like the motorhome prices plus the ease of getting to the circuit :D

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:16

    oh a cradle is a must have ;)

    Is it for babies or drunk people who may be at risk of rolling out of bed?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:17

    oh a cradle is a must have ;)

    Well....

    I knew it! :P

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:18

    I did already :) I need the full name and birthdates of everyone wanting to room in motor home 1 sometime in the future and also if you need sheets/towels or a cradle :)

    How many spaces are there? It sounds like a great Idea...

    I am so over my mourning for AD ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:18

    I knew it! :P

    I'm sure I'll have been able to convince you by next summer....

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 16:18

    Is it for babies or drunk people who may be at risk of rolling out of bed?

    No matter how sloshed I've been, I've never fallen out of bed :)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:19

    How many spaces are there? It sounds like a great Idea...

    one room with a double and one room with a bunk bed and two singles. But we can rent a tent to if there are enough people and distribute according to preferences

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:21

    No matter how sloshed I've been, I've never fallen out of bed :)

    Me neither but i have been kicked out (literally) by a drunk person

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:22

    Is it for babies or drunk people who may be at risk of rolling out of bed?

    I've only fallen out of bed once and I wasn't even drunk

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:22

    one room with a double and one room with a bunk bed and two singles. But we can rent a tent to if there are enough people and distribute according to preferences

    Asuming we fill all the spaces how much will it cost each?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:22

    Asuming we fill all the spaces how much will it cost each?

    And how much is WiFi? ;)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:23

    I've only fallen out of bed once and I wasn't even drunk

    I must thank you for your email that I read a hundred times today and showed to everyone I work with. There's no backing out now! I do feel slightly violated that I know your real name now though.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:23

    I'm sure I'll have been able to convince you by next summer....

    I dont understand why you want it to be born in New Zealand though?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:23

    Alex, Mr C& Christine:

    I presume you are still favouring a hotel?

    [As am I]

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:23

    I dont understand why you want it to be born in New Zealand though?

    thats where the best people are born.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:23

    And how much is WiFi? ;)

    WiFi is €5 for 5 hours

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:24

    I must thank you for your email that I read a hundred times today and showed to everyone I work with. There's no backing out now! I do feel slightly violated that I know your real name now though.

    Ive forgotten *goes to look it up*

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:24

    I dont understand why you want it to be born in New Zealand though?

    Con my way into a visa?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:24

    I must thank you for your email that I read a hundred times today and showed to everyone I work with. There's no backing out now! I do feel slightly violated that I know your real name now though.

    You're in the Circle of Trust now girl, remember: I hold the tickets ;)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:25

    thats where the best people are born.

    Na-uh! UAE FTW

    3 Letters.... The're all Vowels...

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 16:25

    You're in the Circle of Trust now girl, remember: I hold the tickets ;)

    And once you're out, it's impossible to get back in!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:25

    Con my way into a visa?

    Tactical...

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:25

    Alex, Mr C& Christine:

    I presume you are still favouring a hotel?

    [As am I]

    Yup for me. Sounded like it from Christine and Mr C earlier

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 16:25

    3 Letters.... The're all Vowels...

    it rhymes..

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:26

    You're in the Circle of Trust now girl, remember: I hold the tickets ;)

    I am pretending like it never happened.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:26

    Yup for me. Sounded like it from Christine and Mr C earlier

    Cool

    In for a penny ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:26

    You're in the Circle of Trust now girl, remember: I hold the tickets ;)

    I am pretending like it never happened.

    Gosh, just thought that Amy has my address too now

    That's like a second home for an Antipodean :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:27

    Gosh, just thought that Amy has my address too now

    That's like a second home for an Antipodean :)

    She might try to steal your identity.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:27

    She might try to steal your identity.

    The accent is too tiring

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:28

    Gosh, just thought that Amy has my address too now

    That's like a second home for an Antipodean :)

    When Kathi asked if she was around and she didn't answer earlier I assumed that was because she was flying over to live stream from your place.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:28

    The accent is too tiring

    :)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:28

    Amy can you bring one of these with you for general entertainment when we arent at the track?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8281382.stm

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:28

    The accent is too tiring

    :D I have your address but not your bank account details, which are also important in this 'I owe you lots of money' thing :D

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:29

    When Kathi asked if she was around and she didn't answer earlier I assumed that was because she was flying over to live stream from your place.

    I'm home sick, I can peek from behind the curtains :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:29

    :D I have your address but not your bank account details, which are also important in this 'I owe you lots of money' thing :D

    See Bassano I told you so.....

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:29

    Amy can you bring one of these with you for general entertainment when we arent at the track?

    I'm quite sure I won't be able to smuggle a kakapo out of the country sorry.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:30

    The accent is too tiring

    :D I have your address but not your bank account details, which are also important in this 'I owe you lots of money' thing :D

    Which is also why I wanted your email address

    Rough price is known, when CC bill arrives I can give you a proper figure

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:30

    See Bassano I told you so.....

    Err... maybe PayPal then :)

  • startledbunny05/10/2009 at 16:30

    I'm quite sure I won't be able to smuggle a kakapo out of the country sorry.

    What if it was called Heikki?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:30

    Rough price is known, when CC bill arrives I can give you a proper figure

    yay! It's so wrong that I'm excited about paying but the way my brain works is the sooner I pay for something the more I enjoy it because by the time it comes around the payment is sooo far in the past it doesn't even count.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:31

    What if it was called Heikki?

    maybe a photo of one?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:31

    yay! It's so wrong that I'm excited about paying but the way my brain works is the sooner I pay for something the more I enjoy it because by the time it comes around the payment is sooo far in the past it doesn't even count.

    Exactly, it's a whole new financial and calendar year

    Like spending money at the airport, it doesn't count!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:32

    maybe a photo of one?

    Couldnt you pretend it was a hat?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:32

    Like spending money at the airport, it doesn't count!

    I plan on doing plenty of this next Tuesday, I'm sure its the reason they make you check in 90 minutes before you leave.

  • startledbunny05/10/2009 at 16:32

    maybe a photo of one?

    wearing a McLaren cap :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:32

    Oooh oooh oooh!!!!

    I found my credit card. It's a happy day.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:33

    Couldnt you pretend it was a hat?

    theres only 125 left in the whole world so I'm quite sure they'd notice if one went missing.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:33

    Amy, I presume you can arrange an international bank transfer?

    No need for an express one, 5 - 10 days would be fine

    I've done it to Oz before

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:33

    Oooh oooh oooh!!!!

    I found my credit card. It's a happy day.

    Monkey Visa?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:33

    Monkey Visa?

    Mmmm mastercard

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:33

    I plan on doing plenty of this next Tuesday, I'm sure its the reason they make you check in 90 minutes before you leave.

    No, that's so they have time to lose your bags

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:34

    Stupid Adobe!!! Stupid Adobe!!! Grrr!!!

    Adobe Premiere's default export option is flv

    Can you import flv files? No.

    That is MADNESS!

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:34

    Amy, I presume you can arrange an international bank transfer?

    No need for an express one, 5 - 10 days would be fine

    yep thats easiest for me and it means you get the full amount unlike paypal or something :D

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:34

    Can you import flv files? No.

    VisualHub will

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:34

    No, that's so they have time to lose your bags

    hasn't happened to me yet! *touch wood*

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:36

    VisualHub will

    I can convert it... But it doesn't make any sense if the product is a) made by adobe who b) make the flv file format and c) it actually by default saves to that format. It's just completely stupid product design!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:36

    I can convert it... But it doesn't make any sense if the product is a) made by adobe who b) make the flv file format and c) it actually by default saves to that format. It's just completely stupid product design!

    Adobe FAIL

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 16:37

    VisualHub will

    VisualHub has been discontinued. There's a replacement, FilmRedux, but it's still in Alpha, I think.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:38

    VisualHub has been discontinued. There's a replacement, FilmRedux, but it's still in Alpha, I think.

    But it still works and is perfectly fine and available

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:39

    You are probably more likely to get sick in a cheap hotel than in your own tent...

    who mentioned cheap?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:40

    who mentioned cheap?

    Alcohol kills most of the dangerous germs

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:41

    who mentioned cheap?

    I thought one of the complaints about spa was there were no posh hotels near it so the paddock club types had to travel a long way to get there, or stay somewhere cheaper?

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:42

    Alex, Mr C& Christine:

    I presume you are still favouring a hotel?

    [As am I]

    it's not a question of favouring. no hotel, no go.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:43

    it's not a question of favouring. no hotel, no go.

    Fair enough

    Alex, are you up for sharing a room?

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:44

    Stupid Adobe!!! Stupid Adobe!!! Grrr!!!

    Adobe Premiere's default export option is flv

    premiere sucks. use imovie.

    you own imovie, you own a mac.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:44

    it's not a question of favouring. no hotel, no go.

    How drunk would you have to be, to be convinced your tent is a hotel ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:44

    Alex, are you up for sharing a room?

    ummm.... no.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:45

    How drunk would you have to be, to be convinced your tent is a hotel ;)

    not tent! A lovely mobile home.

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:45

    Alex, are you up for sharing a room?

    ummm.... no.

    (no offence alex)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:45

    ummm.... no.

    You answer for Alex and very few people have seen you together?

    Hmmmmm :)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:46

    Hmmmmm :)

    I forsee a 'married couple' room and a 'boys trip woooo' room :D

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:46

    You answer for Alex and very few people have seen you together?

    haha! i totally misread the question. i thought you asked if we'd share with alex.

    as you were.

    is katherine not coming then?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:46

    (no offence alex)

    None taken!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:46

    not tent! A lovely mobile home.

    I have a mobile home, my pocket

    Oh, I see!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:46

    (no offence alex)

    I don't think Bassano wanted to share with you..... :P

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:47

    you own imovie, you own a mac.

    Yes... I just wanted to do one simple thing on this machine. And I couldn't believe how difficult it was!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:47

    is katherine not coming then?

    I assumed not but maybe so

    If that's the case, I'll find a room buddy at some point

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:47

    I don't think Bassano wanted to share with you..... :P

    i am well confused. it's all this talk of people wanting to sleep outside that's done it.

    for the record. christine and i with find a hotel and sort our tickets out sometime in june/july. please, please stop asking us about it 2009.

    it's not even the right year!!

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:48

    If that's the case, I'll find a room buddy at some point

    assuming you're still single next year...

    hence the problem of planning it now.

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:49

    Yes... I just wanted to do one simple thing on this machine. And I couldn't believe how difficult it was!

    you have a mac for simple things and then you have a windows machine for working with the unenlightened city types.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:50

    assuming you're still single next year...

    hence the problem of planning it now.

    I wouldn't be bringing a gf to Spa

    Unless she's Belgian and originates from Froncorchamps

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:50

    I assumed not but maybe so

    she's not coming

    If that's the case, I'll find a room buddy at some point

    I am potentially up for sharing a room... If there are two beds (no offence)...

    But I am terribly disorganised about organising anything now as you may have noticed.

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:50

    she's not coming

    we have ages to work on that. this time last year, would she have agreed to live stream DIY?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:51

    I am potentially up for sharing a room... If there are two beds (no offence)...

    Naturally

    But I am terribly disorganised about organising anything now as you may have noticed.

    That's fine, I can do that bit

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:51

    I wouldn't be bringing a gf to Spa

    because girls don't do f1?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:51

    you have a mac for simple things and then you have a windows machine for working with the unenlightened city types.

    Yes... But the mac is downstairs... See if I had a second mac that was upstairs then I'd be fine. Do you think Katherine would believe this argument considering the mac is a laptop?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:51

    I forsee a 'married couple' room and a 'boys trip woooo' room :D

    Is this in the non-mobile home?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:51

    we have ages to work on that. this time last year, would she have agreed to live stream DIY?

    See... That's actually what I was thinking before... I think she might come... If we work on that bit :)

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 16:51

    Yes... But the mac is downstairs... See if I had a second mac that was upstairs then I'd be fine. Do you think Katherine would believe this argument considering the mac is a laptop?

    Too afraid of messing up the new haircut to actually walk downstairs? :)

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:52

    Yes... But the mac is downstairs... See if I had a second mac that was upstairs then I'd be fine. Do you think Katherine would believe this argument considering the mac is a laptop?

    ...she might consider installing a dumb waiter?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:52

    ...she might consider installing a dumb waiter?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 16:52

    Too afraid of messing up the new haircut to actually walk downstairs? :)

    :)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:52

    I wouldn't be bringing a gf to Spa

    because girls don't do f1?

    Don't be silly

    It's just unlikely to find someone who's

    a) mad about F1

    b) willing to pay £600+ for the weekend

    c) have met them sometime soon

    :D

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:52

    Is this in the non-mobile home?

    aye, thats for the hotel crowd. (how quickly I was swayed)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:53

    I wouldn't be bringing a gf to Spa

    because girls don't do f1?

    or don't you like girls that are into f1?

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:54

    or don't you like girls that are into f1?

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:54

    or don't you like girls that are into f1?

    If I found an F1 loving gf then that'd be ace, no issues there

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:54

    aye, thats for the hotel crowd. (how quickly I was swayed)

    Ah cool, so you are in the boys trip wooo room?

    We will have to behave!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:54

    aye, thats for the hotel crowd. (how quickly I was swayed)

    Has somebody got Kimi's number. I'm on a roll here

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:55

    Ah cool, so you are in the boys trip wooo room?

    nooo, I'm not doing hotel anymore!

  • me05/10/2009 at 16:55

    Don't be silly

    you're booking tickets now, for an event that won't happen for nearly 11 months, and may even be cancelled... and you think i'm silly?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:55

    Has somebody got Kimi's number. I'm on a roll here

    you haven't found him on skype?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:55

    or don't you like girls that are into f1?

    Untill i found sidepodcast i thought they were an urban myth!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:55

    Has somebody got Kimi's number. I'm on a roll here

    I sense a Kathi/Amy stand-off at the autograph queue ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:55

    Hehehe if I was in a new relationship, no way they'd be meeting you nutcases :P

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:56

    nooo, I'm not doing hotel anymore!

    Now i am very confused!

    Is the hotel room near the campsite or is this all speculation?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:56

    you're booking tickets now, for an event that won't happen for nearly 11 months, and may even be cancelled... and you think i'm silly?

    Booked

    It'll happen

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:56

    Has somebody got Kimi's number. I'm on a roll here

    you haven't found him on skype?

    :lol:

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:56

    you haven't found him on skype?

    Do you think iceman19703 might be him?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:56

    Hehehe if I was in a new relationship, no way they'd be meeting you nutcases :P

    I'm very sensible. I even have a t-shirt to prove it :P

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:57

    Do you think iceman19703 might be him?

    most definitely. That reminds me, there are 2 Finn birthdays coming up next week, PARTY TIME.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:57

    Hehehe if I was in a new relationship, no way they'd be meeting you nutcases :P

    And I have a whole, Orange Drill saga to explain!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:57

    I'm very sensible. I even have a t-shirt to prove it :P

    I'm not sure I could rely on you to keep my pregnancy hush hush though....

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:57

    I sense a Kathi/Amy stand-off at the autograph queue ;)

    Nope. I have no interest in autographs.

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 16:58

    Hehehe if I was in a new relationship, no way they'd be meeting you nutcases :P

    Whoa, I'm not gonna be there, so you don't have to worry about nutcases!

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 16:58

    I'm not sure I could rely on you to keep my pregnancy hush hush though....

    Are you really pregnant? or is this one of Nicks jokes?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:58

    Nope. I have no interest in autographs.

    Up close with Kimi though?

    I don't think Amy's that bothered about just an autograph either

    I was worried about kidnapping ;)

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 16:59

    Nope. I have no interest in autographs.

    I like to lurk near autograph queues to get photos but the autographs themselves don't interest me.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 16:59

    I'm not sure I could rely on you to keep my pregnancy hush hush though....

    Are you really pregnant? or is this one of Nicks jokes?

    You have to join the circle of trust for that answer Jon

  • James05/10/2009 at 16:59

    I've just got in and skimmed read all the comments :)

    Hehehe if I was in a new relationship, no way they'd be meeting you nutcases :P

    Nutcases? how rude :P

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 16:59

    I'm not sure I could rely on you to keep my pregnancy hush hush though....

    Its a secret?

    You better start leaving lots of fast food packaging around ;)

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 16:59

    Up close with Kimi though?

    *censored*

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 16:59

    Are you really pregnant? or is this one of Nicks jokes?

    I'm really not pregnant. I phrased something quite erm unfortunately the other day.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:00

    Nutcases? how rude :P

    No. She's right

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 17:00

    I'm really not pregnant. I phrased something quite erm unfortunately the other day.

    ah thought as much

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:00

    I'm really not pregnant. I phrased something quite erm unfortunately the other day.

    interesting time to come back...how did the interview go?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:00

    *censored*

    I got this close, it was enough.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:00

    I'm really not pregnant. I phrased something quite erm unfortunately the other day.

    Several things :P

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 17:00

    evening

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 17:01

    Just changed my ISP, well signed up

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:01

    *censored*

    I got this close, it was enough.

    Anyone notice if McLaren are doing over-sized hats yet?

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 17:01

    I got this close, it was enough.

    Good lLord, I didn't realise just how crazy his hair has gone n 8 months or so...

  • James05/10/2009 at 17:01

    No. She's right

    I'm not a nutcase though. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:01

    Just changed my ISP, well signed up

    From & too?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:02

    I'm not a nutcase though. ;)

    You're in the wrong place then

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 17:02

    From BT Total Broadband to Freeola

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:02

    Good lLord, I didn't realise just how crazy his hair has gone n 8 months or so...

    ahh that was 2008. Here, have a Rubens.

  • James05/10/2009 at 17:02

    Good lLord, I didn't realise just how crazy his hair has gone n 8 months or so...

    Indeed. I'm attempting something similar but I don't think I'll survive 8 months without wanting it all cut off :D

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:02

    4am Amy? what time is work?

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 17:02

    ahh that was 2008. Here, have a Rubens.

    ohhhhhhhh.

    AWESOME.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:03

    4am Amy? what time is work?

    10.15

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:03

    interesting time to come back...how did the interview go?

    Good I think. It was quite short which I'm taking to be a good thing. I was invited to apply, I don't think it'd be that short because they're not interested.

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:03

    4am Amy? what time is work?

    10.15

    I'm thinking you're younger than me ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:03

    ahh that was 2008. Here, have a Rubens.

    Is that a syrup?

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:03

    AWESOME.

    standing in that queue for 4 hours was so much fun simply because there was a whole bunch of Brazilians and they went nuts when he came out. Brazilian fans rule.

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:04

    Good I think. It was quite short which I'm taking to be a good thing. I was invited to apply, I don't think it'd be that short because they're not interested.

    That sounds great! (agree with you). Alternatively, one of them wanted to go to the pub.

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:04

    I'm thinking you're younger than me ;)

    I've already had 4 hours sleep tonight, I only need 4 more and thats a whole nights worth :D (sleeping in two shifts: not healthy)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:04

    I have gone downstairs

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:05

    I've already had 4 hours sleep tonight, I only need 4 more and thats a whole nights worth :D (sleeping in two shifts: not healthy)

    I think Kramer tried something similar, with hilarious results...

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:05

    I have gone downstairs

    The voice in your head was saying: Get the Mac?

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:05

    I have gone downstairs

    best post ever.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:05

    That sounds great! (agree with you). Alternatively, one of them wanted to go to the pub.

    Hehehe I don't think they'd waste everyone's time asking me to apply, hardly talking to me then telling me to go away. If they do, maybe I don't want to work there anymore!

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:05

    I have gone downstairs

    hows the hair?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:08

    hows the hair?

    He must be readjusting

  • Amy05/10/2009 at 17:08

    I think Kramer tried something similar, with hilarious results...

    I am kind of annoyed, I fell asleep during Flashforward which I am quite enjoying. I did see it coming though so I set it to record, the problem is my harddrive is full of things I record then never make time to watch. Then during my awakeness Spa accommodation got sorted so being awake in the middle of the night = good. Now I go back to sleep.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:09

    Sweet dreams Amy

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:09

    I have developed an addiction to this website... http://www.mentalfloss.com/

    I didnt think i was a knowledge junkie, but i keep seeing links to articles i must read, which then leads me to see links to....

    Its a vicious circle...

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:09

    Hehehe I don't think they'd waste everyone's time asking me to apply, hardly talking to me then telling me to go away. If they do, maybe I don't want to work there anymore!

    it sounds promising. good luck. when do you find out?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:10

    Now I go back to sleep.

    Night!

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:10

    I am kind of annoyed, I fell asleep during Flashforward which I am quite enjoying. I did see it coming though so I set it to record, the problem is my harddrive is full of things I record then never make time to watch. Then during my awakeness Spa accommodation got sorted so being awake in the middle of the night = good. Now I go back to sleep.

    hehe goodnight. cya next time. i think i'm out of here. done radio for another night (you all listened right?) home time...

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:11

    Its a vicious circle...

    So you thought you'd share it?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:11

    it sounds promising. good luck. when do you find out?

    Not sure. It's maternity cover so it's not hugely urgent. I'll need to recruit someone to do my current job though so within the next couple of weeks.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:11

    So you thought you'd share it?

    well meeblings caught on ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:11

    hehe goodnight. cya next time. i think i'm out of here. done radio for another night (you all listened right?) home time...

    See ya Scott

  • Scott in Italy05/10/2009 at 17:12

    Not sure. It's maternity cover so it's not hugely urgent. I'll need to recruit someone to do my current job though so within the next couple of weeks.

    well keep learning some italian in the meantime and best of british luck. a dopo.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:12

    hows the hair?

    Here we go:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/alexandkat-jpg

    Sorry for the delay... Katherine arrived home

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:12

    I have developed an addiction to this website... http://www.mentalfloss.com/

    Interesting article title:

    38 Facts on Frankenstein (Including the Aerosmith song it inspired and the reason the Munsters never got sued)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:13

    well keep learning some italian in the meantime and best of british luck. a dopo.

    Thankyou. Night.

    You'll be pleased to know I didn't go naked.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:13

    hehe goodnight. cya next time. i think i'm out of here. done radio for another night (you all listened right?) home time...

    night

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:14

    You'll be pleased to know I didn't go naked.

    That would probably help, awfully distracting for the interviewers

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:15

    night

    heh I'm glad you said that too. It really isn't night time in Italy....

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:16

    heh I'm glad you said that too. It really isn't night time in Italy....

    Well Buone Notte is appropriate since the afternoon has passed

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:16

    You'll be pleased to know I didn't go naked.

    Go where naked?

    You should get some maternity wear ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:17

    Well Buone Notte is appropriate since the afternoon has passed

    Buona sera - good evening

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:17

    Okay so Mac fans...

    How do I download an mp4 from a website on a mac?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:17

    heh I'm glad you said that too. It really isn't night time in Italy....

    7:15... BED!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 17:17

    I got this close, it was enough.

    Kimi has the tendency to hide from me: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/kimi-vaakuna02-mov

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:17

    Buona sera - good evening

    Ah yes

    Of course

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:18

    How do I download an mp4 from a website on a mac?

    Is it a link or embedded?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:18

    Is it a link or embedded?

    embedded

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:18

    You should get some maternity wear ;)

    GRRRRR

    I said I was going to cover someone elses maternity!!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:20

    embedded

    Downloadhelper plugin with FF?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:21

    Kimi has the tendency to hide from me: http://drop.io...et/kimi-vaakuna02-mov

    That file is huge :D

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:21

    Downloadhelper plugin with FF?

    I have gone for the old skool method of creating a webpage with a link in it.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:22

    I said I was going to cover someone elses maternity!!

    Why would they ask you to do that, when.... Ya know ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:23

    Why would they ask you to do that, when.... Ya know ;)

    Nick, let it go fella :)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:23

    Nick, let it go fella :)

    I think it ran its course...

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:24

    Nick, let it go fella :)

    My hero?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:25

    My hero?

    My suit of armour's at the dry cleaners

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:25

    My hero?

    I though he was bullying you!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:27

    How do I download an mp4 from a website on a mac?

    Using VLC media player?

    http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2005/04/2597/

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 17:28

    That file is huge :D

    yes. sorry

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:28

    Bassano. Where could I get Visualhub from?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:30

    Bassano. Where could I get Visualhub from?

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/30028

    Or use Handbrake, it's free

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 17:30

    Or use Handbrake, it's free

    Cool thanks

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:31

    Bassano. Where could I get Visualhub from?

    It's open source repolacement is FilmRedux

    http://apcmag.com/visualhub_gets_reborn_as_filmredux_goes_open_source.htm

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:31

    I though he was bullying you!

    I'm a forgiving person.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:42

    I'm a forgiving person.

    Did your tweed jacked come from the evil tweed man you were talking about the other week?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:44

    Did your tweed jacked come from the evil tweed man you were talking about the other week?

    Hehehe your memory is good. Luckily no, not only is it not authentic Harris tweed, it's also nice and colourful which the evil man refused to make.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:45

    Hehehe your memory is good. Luckily no, not only is it not authentic Harris tweed, it's also nice and colourful which the evil man refused to make.

    Real tweed smells a bit funny

    So Steven Fry says anyway

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:45

    Hehehe your memory is good. Luckily no, not only is it not authentic Harris tweed, it's also nice and colourful which the evil man refused to make.

    Ah, poor evil man lost out on a sale.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:46

    Getting excited about Spa... I keep listening to that BBC track on spotify

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 17:46

    Been reading through driver comments on the racing ... I like Kimi's comment on how he passed Nick.

    "pass him at the pit stop, even though, coming away from my stop, I found myself in traffic behind Button"

    sure it had nothing to do with Kimi having a 7-sec pitstop and Nick having a 10-sec pitstop due to the rear right wheel nut getting stuck.

    I also do not believe Nico when he said he slowed down for the yellow flags and the yellow flag warning got hidden by the low fuel warning. If you use the same display you alternative with it flashing one and then the other message. The yellow flag is a safety issue therefore to have it not displayed for any reason should incur a stiff penalty (on safety grounds). Remember in the atrocious Japanese GP conditions of 2007 Luizzi lost his point for ignoring a yellow flag which he claimed he did not see (other penalties were subsequently waved because the conditions deemed so bad including Vettel rear-ending Webber) . Seems that this was political since they did not want Brawn to win the constructor's championship by imposing a penalty. That convenient safety car and not imposing a penalty gifted Nico at least two places.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 17:46

    Ah, poor evil man lost out on a sale.

    He single handedly destroyed a whole island culture. I don't feel that sorry for him.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:51

    He single handedly destroyed a whole island culture. I don't feel that sorry for him.

    Down with evil tweed man then

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 17:54

    Does anyone have an idea about the tyre rules for next year?

    Specifically, will both compound types have to be used during a race?

    Was thinking if it'll mean a one stop is more likely or not

    With heavy fuel load at the beginning, tyre wear will be higher I'd imagine

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 17:59

    Does anyone have an idea about the tyre rules for next year?

    Specifically, will both compound types have to be used during a race?

    I belive so, but the frontw might be narrower

    Was thinking if it'll mean a one stop is more likely or not

    With heavy fuel load at the beginning, tyre wear will be higher I'd imagine

    Some might opt to 2 stop using the softs twice though, i gues it will depend on the circuit and how well the driver can manage the tyres

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:00

    I belive so, but the frontw might be narrower

    I heard that

    Silly multi-compound rule

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:00

    Does anyone have an idea about the tyre rules for next year?

    Specifically, will both compound types have to be used during a race?

    My understanding is they will still have the two tyre rule so there is always one stop. Being heavier will mean more wear on tyres and brakes (hence the teams wanting to change the specs for the brakes which Williams vetoed). This will probably reduce using a one stop strategy unless you are Timo driving a Toyota. Of course using KERS will help reduce brake pad wear which is why Williams did not want any rule change to the brakes. They will be using KERS next year for sure.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:01

    Silly multi-compound rule

    I don't understand it. What do they hope to achieve? Differentiation of performance so there's more overtaking?

    In my experience, it just causes log jams.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:02

    I don't understand it. What do they hope to achieve? Differentiation of performance so there's more overtaking?

    It was supposed to throw an extra element into the fold but is of very little use practically

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:03

    Of course using KERS will help reduce brake pad wear which is why Williams did not want any rule change to the brakes. They will be using KERS next year for sure.

    That was supposedly under discussion with FOTA at the weekend apparently

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 18:05

    Hello all, regarding the tyres it's in the 2010 Sporting Regulations which are here. 25.4 d) says: "Unless he has used intermediate or wet-weather tyres during the race, each driver must use at least

    one set of each specification of dry-weather tyres during the race."

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:05

    Thanks Janna

    Boo to the rules!

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 18:08

    It's the first time I've looked up the Sporting Regulations and, as I was skimming through to find the right bit, I found them a lot more readable than I was expecting. They obviously were not written by the people who write standards where I work ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:10

    It's the first time I've looked up the Sporting Regulations and, as I was skimming through to find the right bit, I found them a lot more readable than I was expecting. They obviously were not written by the people who write standards where I work ;)

    Yeah, I'd imagine yours are similar to the CAA & EASA regs that we have to deal with

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:11

    That was supposedly under discussion with FOTA at the weekend apparently

    I do not think Williams cares whether they AGAIN get kicked out of FOTA or not!

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 18:12

    #sorrynick - the regulations also say the maximum number of races is 20, the minimum is 8

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:12

    I do not think Williams cares whether they AGAIN get kicked out of FOTA or not!

    I agree. F1 does not need bigger brakes

    It needs smaller brakes that last longer

    And better KERS

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:13

    #sorrynick - the regulations also say the maximum number of races is 20, the minimum is 8

    8???

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:13

    Thanks for the link Janna - always better to get first hand information rather than third-hand.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:13

    8???

    I thought that

    Must be an old rule

    All additions, no subtractions in that book :)

  • RG05/10/2009 at 18:14

    8???

    Good question, if you could only choose 8 tracks for an F1 season, what would they be?

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:14

    8???

    In case of a very big economic melt down or race-fixing scandal!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:14

    Good question, if you could only choose 8 tracks for an F1 season, what would they be?

    Are there 8 non-tilke tracks?

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:15

    Good question, if you could only choose 8 tracks for an F1 season, what would they be?

    Simply reduce to an absolute minimum any Tilke-designed tracks

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:15

    Good question, if you could only choose 8 tracks for an F1 season, what would they be?

    Let me think.... Valencia, Turkey, Singapore... I'm not sure I'm going to need all 8.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:17

    Silverstone

    Monaco

    Spa

    Suzuka

    Albert Park

    Brazil

    Monza

    The 8th can rotate or revive an historic track from disrepair

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:18

    The 8th can rotate or revive an historic track from disrepair

    Reims

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:18

    Reading through the F1 news and views (did not have Internet this weekend) I found this funny...

    "In Friday's media conference, Toyota F1 president John Howett was not too impressed at the conspiracy theories.

    German journalist Ralf Bach asked: "What is the illness of Timo. Is it Kobayashi fever?"

    Howett swiftly responded: "I just won't answer. It is a stupid question and it doesn't deserve an answer."

    By Saturday night, Glock probably wished he had stayed in bed for the whole weekend."

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:19

    By Saturday night, Glock probably wished he had stayed in bed for the whole weekend."

    Well, Toyota would anyway

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:20

    Reims

    Only providing Tilke is not involved in its restoration in any capacity what so ever. Wonder if he could be banned from F1 like Flavio was?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:20

    Only providing Tilke is not involved in its restoration in any capacity what so ever. Wonder if he could be banned from F1 like Flavio was?

    Agreed on both counts

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:21

    Only providing Tilke is not involved in its restoration in any capacity what so ever. Wonder if he could be banned from F1 like Flavio was?

    Bringing the sport into disrepute? Either that or just for being generally soul destroying....

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:22

    Well, Toyota would anyway

    Toro Rosso must have wished the same given the number of rebuilds their two steeds required for the weekend - Franz joked that Japan was always an expensive place to go to and this year proved to be no exception.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:22

    Toro Rosso must have wished the same given the number of rebuilds their two steeds required for the weekend - Franz joked that Japan was always an expensive place to go to and this year proved to be no exception.

    Better off with Bourdais.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:22

    Bringing the sport into disrepute? Either that or just for being generally soul destroying....

    Stand accused of being soul-destroying or simply having designed Valencia track.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:23

    #sorrynick - the regulations also say the maximum number of races is 20, the minimum is 8

    When did the rules ever get in the way of making money ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:24

    ... Either that or just for being generally soul destroying....

    I thought Hungary got that award

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:24

    I thought Hungary got that award

    All of it?

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:24

    I thought Hungary got that award

    Not as bad as Valencia!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:24

    Silverstone

    Monaco

    Spa

    Suzuka

    Albert Park

    Brazil

    Monza

    Abu Dhabi (if it is good ;) )

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:25

    I thought Hungary got that award

    All of it?

    No, just the race :)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:25

    I thought Hungary got that award

    Hungary has been pretty good of late

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:25

    Abu Dhabi (if it is good ;) )

    I think it will be no different to Singapore - gut feeling only though.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:26

    I think it will be no different to Singapore - gut feeling only though.

    It isnt really a street track though, Its a track which parts of will be used as streets

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:26

    Abu Dhabi update... may have a tiny possibility of getting tickets from Total

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:27

    It isnt really a street track though, Its a track which parts of will be used as streets

    Is Singapore really on part street?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:27

    Hungary has been pretty good of late

    We only taked about Hungary so much this year because of Felipe's accident

    It's dire

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:28

    Is Singapore really on part street?

    Singapore is all streets. Abu dhabi is a purpose built track which will used be as marina access roads

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:28

    It isnt really a street track though, Its a track which parts of will be used as streets

    Tilke tracks don't get the benefit of the doubt, they have to prove themselves

    #SidepodLaw

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:28

    joe missed his plane today: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/the-joys-of-f1-travel/

    which means six blog posts since i woke up and and couple of stories on grandprix.com

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:28

    We only taked about Hungary so much this year because of Felipe's accident

    It had a low attendance!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:29

    joe missed his plane today: http://joesawa...he-joys-of-f1-travel/

    which means six blog posts since i woke up and and couple of stories on grandprix.com

    Yay for us, :( for Joe

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:29

    Yay for us, :( for Joe

    i can't read it all! :)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:30

    Silverstone

    Monaco

    Spa

    Suzuka

    Albert Park

    Brazil

    Monza

    I would add Montreal - Christine misses the Ground Hogs!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:30

    i can't read it all! :)

    Yay for us, :( for Joe & Mr C

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:30

    Yay for us, :( for Joe & Mr C

    better.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:31

    Meh. I don't understand why you guys hate some tracks and love others. There doesn't seem to be a system to it.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:31

    I would add Montreal - Christine misses the Ground Hogs!

    Ah, I had meant to

    [sorry Reims]

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:32

    Meh. I don't understand why you guys hate some tracks and love others. There doesn't seem to be a system to it.

    Memories of great racing I think

    When some overtaking was possible

    Search for overtaking at 130R or Eau Rouge, amazing

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:32

    Meh. I don't understand why you guys hate some tracks and love others. There doesn't seem to be a system to it.

    Circuit Nazis ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:32

    Memories of great racing I think

    bingo.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:32

    Meh. I don't understand why you guys hate some tracks and love others. There doesn't seem to be a system to it.

    Tilke = Rubbish track that is the only system you need.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:32

    Suzuka = pants!!!

  • RG05/10/2009 at 18:33

    bingo.

    I'm just picky.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:34

    Suzuka = pants!!!

    Suzuka 2009 = pants

    Generally, Suzuka = 5 Pints of Awesome

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:34

    Circuit Nazis ;)

    I am as guilty of it as most... There are some which you can see overtaking at, others you cant.

    Others have corners whoich look exciting, others dont

    Some have stunning backdrops which make up for the lack of action on the track.

    Singapore would fall into this catogory, but its ludicrously tight chicanes mean any racing is absloutly ruined

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:34

    Memories of great racing I think

    Need a good attendance and some atmosphere, even if there is little overtaking (like Silverstone).

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:34

    Suzuka = pants!!!

    not true. you saw what happened on saturday. practice in monza was wet too but did all and sundry go flying off the track during qually? nope.

    suzuka is a challenge. we need more challenging circuits.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 18:34

    Suzuka = pants!!!

    WHAT?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:35

    Need a good attendance and some atmosphere, even if there is little overtaking (like Silverstone).

    And preferably, be challenging

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:35

    Tilke = Rubbish track that is the only system you need.

    Turkey is a good track though.

    Bahrain isnt too bad, JYS even said it was the only modern circuit he would like to drive which is quite an endorsement

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:35

    suzuka is a challenge. we need more challenging circuits.

    Precisely

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:35

    Singapore would fall into this catogory, but its ludicrously tight chicanes mean any racing is absloutly ruined

    Singapore being a night races does look awesome as a media event - just not a sporting event.

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:36

    Suzuka 2009 = pants

    i disagree. i loved watching the cars and compared to most other races this year it faired pretty well.

    we've been robbed of overtaking, but suzuka gave three or four passes.

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:36

    Suzuka = pants!!!

    Suzuka 2009 = pants

    Generally, Suzuka = 5 Pints of Awesome

    Look up the 2005 race at Suzuka. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:36

    Turkey is a good track though.

    One decent corner does not a good track make

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:36

    Turkey is a good track though.

    In the wrong country.

  • RG05/10/2009 at 18:36

    we've been robbed of overtaking, but suzuka gave three or four passes.

    three or four, is that how desperate its getting this season?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:37

    we've been robbed of overtaking, but suzuka gave three or four passes.

    I say sack the OWG and get six year olds to come up with the design regs

    No loopholes allowed

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:37

    not true. you saw what happened on saturday. practice in monza was wet too but did all and sundry go flying off the track during qually? nope.

    But there was no overtaking. At all. Even the first lap. Plus I'm not sure Torro Rosso drivers smashing off the road is a novelty....

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:37

    Turkey is a good track though.

    In the wrong country.

    No Atmosphere - its a virtual track!

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 18:37

    Turkey is a good track though.

    One decent corner does not a good track make

    It's about the best Tilke track but half of his problem is that people want compact tracks on flat land. The rules for tracks need to be changed

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:37

    In the wrong country.

    it is lacking in grass roots support. they need karting tracks too.

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:37

    three or four, is that how desperate its getting this season?

    It is probably the highest all season, except Malysia and China which had the rain.

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:38

    What happened to Sidepodtrack? ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:38

    But there was no overtaking. At all. Even the first lap. Plus I'm not sure Torro Rosso drivers smashing off the road is a novelty....

    i saw button pass kubs and sutil mostly pass kovi.

    all i'm saying is comparably there hasn't been any overtaking anywhere.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:38

    But there was no overtaking. At all. Even the first lap. Plus I'm not sure Torro Rosso drivers smashing off the road is a novelty....

    Yes there was Jenson did one early on, Sutil did another and Kovy did a third overtake out of the pits.

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:38

    What happened to Sidepodtrack? ;)

    or Sidepodcircuit. whichever you prefer:P

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 18:38

    I say sack the OWG and get six year olds to come up with the design regs

    It was never going to work. People from the teams are never going to write rules that require massive change because it writes off all of their historic data

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:38

    we've been robbed of overtaking, but suzuka gave three or four passes.

    I think I blinked and missed them. Heikki smashing thingy off the road count?

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:38

    What happened to Sidepodtrack? ;)

    or Sidepodcircuit. whichever you prefer:P

    umm?

  • RG05/10/2009 at 18:39

    umm?

    I have a few street circuits around.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:39

    i saw button pass kubs and sutil mostly pass kovi.

    Ah yes. That was an awesome move from Jenson. Not a lot of entertainment for 90 minutes though.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:39

    One decent corner does not a good track make

    It has 3.5 in my opinion which is better than most

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:40

    It was never going to work. People from the teams are never going to write rules that require massive change because it writes off all of their historic data

    We need external [ex insiders] to steer the rules on aero

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:40

    umm?

    Nick did one I think, it was on drop.io ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:40

    Ah yes. That was an awesome move from Jenson. Not a lot of entertainment for 90 minutes though.

    sure. but... name a track thisr that has??

  • RG05/10/2009 at 18:40

    sure. but... name a track thisr that has??

    China.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:41

    What happened to Sidepodtrack? ;)

    one sec ;)

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 18:41
  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 18:42

    We need external [ex insiders] to steer the rules on aero

    Gary Anderson did a freat set of regs in AUTOSPORT and slagged off the official ones. He was spot on.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:42

    sure. but... name a track thisr that has??

    I'm sure this race had less overtaking than any other I've watched before. Yes, even Valencia which I quite enjoyed.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:43

    Just reading joe's blog posts. An interesting one about McLaren & Mercedes possibly parting company

    I commentated on that early on Joe's article there is sense to the argument of Macca buying the BMW engine plant

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:44

    What happened to Sidepodtrack? ;)

    Sidepodring

  • James05/10/2009 at 18:46
  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:46

    Glad to hear that Romain will be looking for a drive next year

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/watch-out-robert-kubica-announcement/

    [sorry My C]

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 18:47

    I guess me was right when he said the only reason for Massa's test was promotion for Ferrari. pic

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:49

    [sorry My C]

    *cries*

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:49

    I guess me was right when he said the only reason for Massa's test was promotion for Ferrari. pic

    cynic wins again :(

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:49

    *cries*

    Maybe he'll join us in the comments

  • me05/10/2009 at 18:49

    Maybe he'll join us in the comments

    :D :D

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 18:49

    I guess me was right when he said the only reason for Massa's test was promotion for Ferrari. pic

    I watched your video... I have no idea what they were saying!

    But i could recognise kimis voice, even in finnish!

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:51

    Canada looks to be in jeopardy next year - Bernie has given them 10 days to sort things out and confirm. Apparently one issue is that he wants the event exempt from income tax!

    http://www.formula1blog.com/2009/10/05/breaking-news-canadian-gp-future-again-uncertain-f1-formula1/

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:52

    Poor Joe, though I must laugh regarding Central Japan Airport:

    "They have more flights in a day out of Exeter"

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 18:52

    Canada looks to be in jeopardy next year - Bernie has given them 10 days to sort things out and confirm. Apparently one issue is that he wants the event exempt from income tax!

    So Canadia gets 10 days and Donington gets about 10 months?

    Pfft.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 18:53

    So Canadia gets 10 days and Donington gets about 10 months?

    At least Canada actually exists eh....

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 18:53

    So Canadia gets 10 days and Donington gets about 10 months?

    Canada, damnit, Canada

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:54

    Apparently one issue is that he wants the event exempt from income tax!

    Why would Bernie pay income tax in Canada, he doesn't live there!

    Stoopid

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:54

    So Canadia gets 10 days and Donington gets about 10 months?

    Its very ironic - Bernies choice is like Henry Ford - you can have any colour car you want as long as it is black!

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 18:55

    Why would Bernie pay income tax in Canada, he doesn't live there!

    Would it not be company tax on income generation.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 18:55

    Would it not be company tax on income generation.

    Dunno, but they should get it right

    Sloppy

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 18:59

    I think Bang Goes The Theory could be one of my new favourite TV programs. They just made a rocket powered rail sled that hit 200 mph using toffee, peanut butter, aluminium and nitrous oxide as rocket fuel.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:00

    Lucas di Grassi for Brazil, hadn't hear that before

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:01

    Lucas di Grassi for Brazil, hadn't hear that before

    For Grosjean?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:01

    For Grosjean?

    Joe says this is rumoured, yes

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:01

    Bye bye Romain

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:02

    For Grosjean?

    Joe says this is rumoured, yes

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/driver-market-on-the-move/

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:02

    Lucas di Grassi for Brazil, hadn't hear that before

    Do you blame them for trying another driver!

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:02

    Joe says this is rumoured, yes

    I had a quick read through Joe's blog earlier but missed that

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:02

    Do you blame them for trying another driver!

    Not really. Testing has to return, even in a small way

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:03

    Joe Saward: World's best Journalist

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/why-formula-1-should-give-nelson-piquet-a-second-chance/

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:03

    Do you blame them for trying another driver!

    They're not really losing anything are they. He's not going to get in the points, they can try whoever they like. Nothing to lose.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:04

    Joe Saward: World's best Journalist

    http://joesawa...quet-a-second-chance/

    I'm getting to that

    Strong words for a title

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:04

    Not really. Testing has to return, even in a small way

    It's ludicrous that we have reached a point where we build insanely expensive cars and ban running them. Surely the tech regs should mandate simpler cars that can be tested.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:05

    They're not really losing anything are they. He's not going to get in the points, they can try whoever they like. Nothing to lose.

    and they get good press in Brazil rather than a whole load of stuff about Flav and Piquet.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:07

    and they get good press in Brazil rather than a whole load of stuff about Flav and Piquet.

    Piquet should be banned from the paddock IMHO

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:07

    Piquet should be banned from the paddock IMHO

    seconded.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:07

    Alguersari says Japan was "My dream race", hate to think what his nightmare race would be!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:07

    It's ludicrous that we have reached a point where we build insanely expensive cars and ban running them. Surely the tech regs should mandate simpler cars that can be tested.

    Wouldnt it make more sense to replace running the ludicrasly expensive cars in testing, by racing them instead?

    Testing can be done on fridays.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:08

    Piquet should be banned from the paddock IMHO

    Given what Massa had to say needed for his own safety!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:08

    Piquet should be banned from the paddock IMHO

    I honestly cant see how you could say that without banning lewis as well.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:09

    I honestly cant see how you could say that without banning lewis as well.

    piquet sat on that information until a time that suited him.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:09

    I honestly cant see how you could say that without banning lewis as well.

    I'm not getting into that debate again

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:09

    Testing can be done on fridays.

    There is no way the race drivers are going to stand aside and allow test drivers mileage on a Friday and compromise their race. Besides we want testing available for fans as a separate events

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:09

    I'm not getting into that debate again

    good point. thoughts on bff romain?

    lovely chap.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:10

    Besides we want testing available for fans as a separate events

    really, really, really, yes please.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:11

    Piquet should be banned from the paddock IMHO

    Schumacher and Senna were not banned for punting people off the road at over 150mph. What Piquet did was nothing compared to what they did.

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 19:11

    lovely chap.

    His hair is marvellous. If his hair was an f1 driver, I would support it

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:11

    piquet sat on that information until a time that suited him.

    If lewis hadnt been caught would he have said anything?

    Punishing people who arent liked and letting people you like off is what the sport needs to get away from.

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 19:11

    good point. thoughts on bff romain?

    At least he has that bank job to fall back on ;)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:11

    There is no way the race drivers are going to stand aside and allow test drivers mileage on a Friday and compromise their race. Besides we want testing available for fans as a separate events

    I agree about off season testing... However... I did have a thought that you could make the F1 Superlicence have a minimum number of testing miles in it? Wouldn't that work.

    Then teams would have to use some of their testing time to bring along new drivers.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:12

    piquet sat on that information until a time that suited him.

    Not quite true - the FIA knew about the incident last year and could have investigated on its own. For sure Nelson prepared his statement under the FIA guidance to rid the sport of corruption. I think we owe Nelson a little bit of gratitude for removing Briatore from the sport - that is one EVVVIIILLLL man!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:12

    good point. thoughts on bff romain?

    lovely chap.

    Quite likely, he's not exactly got a fair crack at the whip

    Any driver that comes in, mid-season, has a tough job

    Look at Fisi, he should be better than this

    Backs up Joe's faith in Liuzzi that he has done this well

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:12

    There is no way the race drivers are going to stand aside and allow test drivers mileage on a Friday and compromise their race. Besides we want testing available for fans as a separate events

    have a third car and 3 sessions.

    I dont see why anyone would want to watch testing instead of a race?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:12

    There is no way the race drivers are going to stand aside and allow test drivers mileage on a Friday and compromise their race. Besides we want testing available for fans as a separate events

    3rd drivers?

    Cost issues, I guess

  • RG05/10/2009 at 19:13

    Quite likely, he's not exactly got a fair crack at the whip

    He's replacing Piquet in a team based around Alonso. Not one seat I'd like to be getting comfy in.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:13

    Quite likely, he's not exactly got a fair crack at the whip

    Any driver that comes in, mid-season, has a tough job

    Look at Fisi, he should be better than this

    Weirdly Fisi's performance makes me think that Kimi and earlier Massa were doing superstar jobs in those cars.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:13

    At least he has that bank job to fall back on ;)

    y'ouch!

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:13

    I dont see why anyone would want to watch testing instead of a race?

    They're very different events, and both awesome.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:14

    Backs up Joe's faith in Liuzzi that he has done this well

    liuzzi has done well?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:14

    When processing video my MacBook makes a lot of fan noise! I think it might be about to take off.

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 19:14

    I dont see why anyone would want to watch testing instead of a race?

    They're very different events, and both awesome.

    Did/do they charge for watching testing? Race tickets are friggin' expensive...

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:14

    Not quite true - the FIA knew about the incident last year and could have investigated on its own...

    Piquet wouldn't make a formal statement last year when asked to

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:14

    He's replacing Piquet in a team based around Alonso. Not one seat I'd like to be getting comfy in.

    You'd think under those circumstances, you'd be hard pressed not to be an improvement on the last guy.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:14

    I dont see why anyone would want to watch testing instead of a race?

    have you ever been?

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:15

    have a third car and 3 sessions.

    We have cost cutting which banned the teams having a ready built spare car. I don't see anyone agreeing to ship an extra car and mechanics to every race when the same people could go to their local circuit and test for a fraction of the cost

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:15

    Did/do they charge for watching testing? Race tickets are friggin' expensive...

    You could buy a special season pass thing as I recall. I think poor Mr and Mrs C bought some before testing was banned....

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:15

    When processing video my MacBook makes a lot of fan noise! I think it might be about to take off.

    eventually the casing will melt too.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:15

    liuzzi has done well?

    Much better than expected

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:15

    You could buy a special season pass thing as I recall. I think poor Mr and Mrs C bought some before testing was banned....

    true story. won't be doing that this year :)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:15

    Quite likely, he's not exactly got a fair crack at the whip

    He's replacing Piquet in a team based around Alonso. Not one seat I'd like to be getting comfy in.

    It seems that he is going backwards with each race being worse than the prvious. Looking at the team I would try another driver as no one would expect any points to be scored simply to evaluate. Personally Renault should simply hire Robert and Nick and be done with trying young talent at this point.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:15

    When processing video my MacBook makes a lot of fan noise! I think it might be about to take off.

    Wanna buy an iMac? ;)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:16

    We have cost cutting which banned the teams having a ready built spare car. I don't see anyone agreeing to ship an extra car and mechanics to every race when the same people could go to their local circuit and test for a fraction of the cost

    And the minimum milage thing I suggested... That seems the only sensible way, right?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:16

    Romain started promisingly. He's crashed and burned though (literally....)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:16

    They're very different events, and both awesome.

    Fair enough, i havent had the chance to go to either so i dont really know.

    But wouldnt you get that at the friday of a race if they had more sessions and an extra car?

    The races would be much cheaper if there were more as well

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:16

    eventually the casing will melt too.

    Then do you tell me to get another mac ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:16

    Much better than expected

    - retired

    - 14th

    - 14th

    he couldn't be doing much worse could he?

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:17

    Weirdly Fisi's performance makes me think that Kimi and earlier Massa were doing superstar jobs in those cars.

    That car looked evil for most of the season. Ferrari have several drivers who have either been discounted or proved not to be good enough and one with a brain injury. They have just fired the only guy who is capable of getting a time out of the car.

  • RG05/10/2009 at 19:17

    he couldn't be doing much worse could he?

    He was unfortunate in Italy to be fair.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:17

    The races would be much cheaper if there were more as well

    Do you really believe that?

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:17

    Then do you tell me to get another mac ;)

    then i tell you you should've been using a mac pro the whole time.

    they don't have x9 fans for nothing.

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:18

    Question for Mr C - I moved over to Chrome yesterday as Windows sulked every time I tried to use Safari and IE8 froze when I opened the Doohickey. I'm liking Chrome but I don't get alerts when comments update. I have ticked Audio alerts and my speakers are on - is it just a glitch with Chrome or is it me?

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:18

    And the minimum milage thing I suggested... That seems the only sensible way, right?

    That should be a requirement

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:18

    then i tell you you should've been using a mac pro the whole time.

    Yeah... I know... This was only ever supposed to be my tester mac. I kind of need to melt it so I can get a new one

    #classified

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:18

    He was unfortunate in Italy to be fair.

    true enough.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:18

    Do you really believe that?

    If you had 2 events in each european country instead of 1, independently promoted, then i am almost certain they would

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:18

    Do you really believe that?

    10% increases year on year

    Thank you CVC

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:19

    The races would be much cheaper if there were more as well

    No they wouldn't

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:19

    Question for Mr C - I moved over to Chrome yesterday as Windows sulked every time I tried to use Safari and IE8 froze when I opened the Doohickey. I'm liking Chrome but I don't get alerts when comments update. I have ticked Audio alerts and my speakers are on - is it just a glitch with Chrome or is it me?

    i need to look at it. but after the homepage is done.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:19

    then i tell you you should've been using a mac pro the whole time.

    Yeah... I know... This was only ever supposed to be my tester mac. I kind of need to melt it so I can get a new one

    #classified

    You need an Aluminium one from someone you trust ;)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:19

    Piquet wouldn't make a formal statement last year when asked to

    Given the majority of opinion wants to ban him from racing do you blame him for not wanting to have made a statement - it was an act of desparation. I think you should read Joe's blog - it mostly summarises my feelings. Briatore was the really evil one and he needed outing as Joe also said.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:19

    10% increases year on year

    Wouldn't be necessary if they had more events...

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:19

    10% increases year on year

    The teams made a deal with the devil... It's their fault too in many ways.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:19

    If you had 2 events in each european country instead of 1, independently promoted, then i am almost certain they would

    It's not a proper market, competitive forces don't work when Bernie is involved.

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:19

    i need to look at it. but after the homepage is done.

    No problem, so long as it's your end & not something stupid at mine, I can wait, I understand your priorities ;)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:20

    Why do you all hate Flav so much? I think he did a bad thing but in the grand scheme.... I've seen worse.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:20

    It's not a proper market, competitive forces don't work when Bernie is involved.

    True story.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:20

    Wouldn't be necessary if they had more events...

    It's not necessary it is greed.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:20

    No problem, so long as it's your end & not something stupid at mine, I can wait, I understand your priorities ;)

    Firefox on the PC is Doohicky friendly and makes the audio alerts work.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:21

    Why do you all hate Flav so much? I think he did a bad thing but in the grand scheme.... I've seen worse.

    if it helps, i quite like him.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:21

    That car looked evil for most of the season. Ferrari have several drivers who have either been discounted or proved not to be good enough and one with a brain injury. They have just fired the only guy who is capable of getting a time out of the car.

    put that way it really does not say much for the car - of course we do not know how well Felipe would have done as earlier in the season we was markedly better than Kimi.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:21

    It's not necessary it is greed.

    Well the financial model was greed.

    How it is achieved is a matter of strategy

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:21

    Wouldn't be necessary if they had more events...

    CVC insist on it

    They have a large investment to recoup

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:21

    No problem, so long as it's your end & not something stupid at mine, I can wait, I understand your priorities ;)

    google have a strange way of implementing standards. i haven't fathomed them out yet.

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 19:21

    Why do you all hate Flav so much? I think he did a bad thing but in the grand scheme.... I've seen worse.

    He was rude to my beloved Brawn :(

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:22

    if it helps, i quite like him.

    But think Piquet should be banned?

    The issue about him being too rubbish for a superlicence is separate to this....

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:22

    Firefox on the PC is Doohicky friendly and makes the audio alerts work.

    I did download that a while back but it didn't seem to work well. It's probably me & my non-existent knowledge of how computers & software function

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:22

    It's not a proper market, competitive forces don't work when Bernie is involved.

    He wont be involved much longer. If he is there with any power by the beginning of 2011 i will be very surprised, he may even go sooner.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:23

    if it helps, i quite like him.

    I never had a particular problem with him except for the... um... bathing costume issue....

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:23

    I did download that a while back but it didn't seem to work well. It's probably me & my non-existent knowledge of how computers & software function

    Try the lateast version

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:24

    put that way it really does not say much for the car - of course we do not know how well Felipe would have done as earlier in the season we was markedly better than Kimi.

    You never know though. It depends if Kimi has improved his performance over this season or if Massa really was stellar earlier this year. I suspect Massa would be roughly around Kimi at the moment for pace, the Finn seems to be flying though. I'm not sure their car could expect to be higher placed than he's put it.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:24

    if it helps, i quite like him.

    But think Piquet should be banned?

    yes. i have said several times before, the strategy was audacious, but it almost worked.

    flav has done a lot of good for f1. he's been involved for a very long time.

    piquet jnr did nothing for it. nothing at all.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:24

    Try the lateast version

    http://www.moz...firefox/personal.html

    TBH Safari isn't great with PCs, unless 4.0 is different

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:24

    They have a large investment to recoup

    They will be refinancing soon, i believe they may change the business model. to increace long term revenue witha view to maximising the value of F1 when they sell it

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:25

    You never know though. It depends if Kimi has improved his performance over this season or if Massa really was stellar earlier this year. I suspect Massa would be roughly around Kimi at the moment for pace, the Finn seems to be flying though. I'm not sure their car could expect to be higher placed than he's put it.

    I believe the car was suited better to Massa's style.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:25

    piquet jnr did nothing for it. nothing at all.

    Is that a Bros. song?

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:25

    The issue about him being too rubbish for a superlicence is separate to this....

    that does add weight to the argument though.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:25

    I believe the car was suited better to Massa's style.

    By design

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:26

    TBH Safari isn't great with PCs, unless 4.0 is different

    4.0 was the problem. Windows kept saying it was damaging my computer & shutting it down. I tried to uninstall & download again a few times but have now given up

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:26

    Why do you all hate Flav so much? I think he did a bad thing but in the grand scheme.... I've seen worse.

    Like what? Have your read what some people have said about the man? When Herbert was teamed with "he who should not be mentioned" - Herbert had to give all his data to said person but said person did not reveal any of his data. F1 should be a sport where there are elements of fair play. Briatore abused all of this to further business interests and will sacrifice anything for his one god which is money. He makes Max look angelic and Ron Dennis a Priest. Briatore is despicable and a total embarrassment to all carbon life forms.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:27

    4.0 was the problem. Windows kept saying it was damaging my computer & shutting it down. I tried to uninstall & download again a few times but have now given up

    Windows would say that!

    Give Firefox a go, unless Chrome suits you without the new comments sound

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 19:27

    put that way it really does not say much for the car - of course we do not know how well Felipe would have done as earlier in the season we was markedly better than Kimi.

    The point I am making is we don't know how Alonso will adapt to it - probably he will do a great job - we don't know how Felipe will do so why fire the one guy that can get the job done?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:28

    The issue about him being too rubbish for a superlicence is separate to this....

    It's part and parcel. He shouldn't have been in Formula 1, he wasn't good enough to be there by naturally being fast enough, so to keep his place he did something that no true racer would do. In my opinion. Nobody would have been able to convince him to do it if he had been faster, or if he wanted to win races. In my opinion he only wanted to continue to race to appease his father.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:28

    The point I am making is we don't know how Alonso will adapt to it - probably he will do a great job - we don't know how Felipe will do so why fire the one guy that can get the job done?

    Italians aren't reknowned for their logic

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:28

    In my opinion he only wanted to continue to race to appease his father.

    i think you're on the money there.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:29

    The point I am making is we don't know how Alonso will adapt to it - probably he will do a great job - we don't know how Felipe will do so why fire the one guy that can get the job done?

    Yeah, they know Kimi can produce. It's a big risk getting rid of him. Thing is, publicity wise, firing Massa after that accident is a no no.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:30

    Yeah, they know Kimi can produce. It's a big risk getting rid of him. Thing is, publicity wise, firing Massa after that accident is a no no.

    And, if it's to be believed, Alonso signed AGES ago. It's just the start date has been brought forward

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:30

    I believe the car was suited better to Massa's style.

    Ultimately it is scoring points not really want suits one driver that counts - I think Massa would have accumulated more points rather like last year. Having said that Kimi did not deserved to be fired - he has done well and at least he does not demand number one driver status. I think Ferrari were crazy to get rid of Kimi.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:30

    In my opinion he only wanted to continue to race to appease his father.

    Like a stage mother but different.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:31

    Yeah, they know Kimi can produce. It's a big risk getting rid of him. Thing is, publicity wise, firing Massa after that accident is a no no.

    as discussed on sunday, the team sound totally chuffed off with kimi. unless he was in line for wdc, nothing would keep him there?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:31

    It's part and parcel. He shouldn't have been in Formula 1, he wasn't good enough to be there by naturally being fast enough, so to keep his place he did something that no true racer would do. In my opinion. Nobody would have been able to convince him to do it if he had been faster, or if he wanted to win races. In my opinion he only wanted to continue to race to appease his father.

    Fair enough, but i think his results in Lower formulee were enought to prove he wanted to race, and was probably good enough. So many drivers have suffeed under flav that i belive tht was his biggest hurdle.

    Dont forget he was also the first f1 person to reach out to the fans though twitter too.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:32

    Like a stage mother but different.

    Absolutely... Or a tennis father...

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:32

    Dont forget he was also the first f1 person to reach out to the fans though twitter too.

    He wants to be liked, quite clearly

    Great F1 drivers are selfish

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:33

    Dont forget he was also the first f1 person to reach out to the fans though twitter too.

    He wants to be liked, quite clearly

    cry for attention?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:33

    Great F1 drivers are selfish

    The worst ones are too....

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:33

    Dont forget he was also the first f1 person to reach out to the fans though twitter too.

    That doesn't mean that he should stay in Formula 1! That's crazy!

    Fair enough, but i think his results in Lower formulee were enought to prove he wanted to race, and was probably good enough. So many drivers have suffeed under flav that i belive tht was his biggest hurdle.

    He wasn't good enough. Sorry Nick.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:34

    as discussed on sunday, the team sound totally chuffed off with kimi. unless he was in line for wdc, nothing would keep him there?

    Yeah. I'm not sure where that's come from at all. He always made happy noises. The BBC even did a feature earlier this year I think about him having found his home at Ferrari. You'd think after the disasters they've had replacing Massa that Kimi's not such a bad bet attitude issues or otherwise....

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:34

    He wasn't good enough. Sorry Nick.

    We aren't the only ones using the phrase: A little bit Piquet

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:35

    He wasn't good enough. Sorry Nick.

    Maybe we will find out one day...

    I think its pretty much impossible that he wouldnt be doing a better job than fisi and Badoer in the ferrari

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:35

    Dont forget he was also the first f1 person to reach out to the fans though twitter too.

    That doesn't mean that he should stay in Formula 1! That's crazy!

    hey. we were on twitter since march 2007, where's are drive?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:35

    You'd think after the disasters they've had replacing Massa that Kimi's not such a bad bet attitude issues or otherwise....

    The Magnum was embarrassing for Ferrari

    All jokes aside

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:35

    I think its pretty much impossible that he wouldnt be doing a better job than fisi and Badoer in the ferrari

    hahahahahahahahah

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:36

    hey. we were on twitter since march 2007, where's are drive?

    Sato messed it up for ya :)

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 19:36

    4.0 was the problem. Windows kept saying it was damaging my computer & shutting it down. I tried to uninstall & download again a few times but have now given up

    Typical Microsoft trick.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:36

    Sato messed it up for ya :)

    the git.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:36

    hahahahahahahahah

    That'd be so epic. I'd almost pay to watch it.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:37

    I think its pretty much impossible that he wouldnt be doing a better job than fisi and Badoer in the ferrari

    Fisi... occasionally beat his teammate... Whereas Piquet...

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:37

    hey. we were on twitter since march 2007, where's are drive?

    :P One day...

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:37

    That'd be so epic. I'd almost pay to watch it.

    i totally would too. even badoer only crashed it once.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:37

    Sato messed it up for ya :)

    Speaking of which, I must ask Ollie if he's up for Spa

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:38

    Speaking of which, I must ask Ollie if he's up for Spa

    Which has it's own page, don't you know ;)

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:39

    Fair enough, but i think his results in Lower formulee were enought to prove he wanted to race, and was probably good enough. So many drivers have suffeed under flav that i belive tht was his biggest hurdle.

    You were either made or sacrificed under Flav - F1 is so much better off with him gone. I do not believe he contributed anything significant to the sport. Please read Joe's comments quoted below - he feels precisely the same as I do.

    Here is what Joe said about the man...

    You may read elsewhere, if you can be bothered, that Formula 1 will miss Flavio Briatore.

    Poppycock.

    Formula 1 misses no-one. It is a world that moves ever onward. As Charles de Gaulle said: “The graveyards of the world are filled with indispensable men.” Briatore got what he had coming to him and Formula 1 is better off without him. You can attack Max Mosley for not acting sooner in this scandal and by doing so of seeming to be protecting the plotters, but I really believe that if the FIA had tried to nail Briatore without Nelson Piquet’s evidence, it would not have been successful. I think that the FIA’s handling of the situation was actually very smart: keeping Piquet’s revelations quiet until the Renault people had been ambushed with the interrogations in Spa.

    And those who think that Max had it in for Flavio, ask yourselves this: why did he not crucify him over the McLaren data in the Renault computers in 2007? At that point the Italian was pretty much on the ropes and the FIA let him crawl away without any real punishment. No, that argument does not make sense.

    I am not a Briatore fan. I never have been. I always felt that he was in the wrong business. Racing people like racing. Briatore just liked being on TV and making money. He was good at both. When he first arrived in F1 he brought with him sharp practices which were new to the F1 wheeler-dealers of the era. This changed the way that business was done in F1 and, as far as I am concerned, it was to the detriment of the sport. I always believed that one day he would get F1 into trouble and I did nothing to help him. He did not like this. We did not enjoy a good relationship.

    Briatore made himself a brand and turned that into cash. There are some who think that his brand values were chic, I did not. I think the man had little taste and little class. Maybe he found humour in getting idiotic wealthy people to spend mad amounts of money on tasteless Billionaire baubles. Who knows? Who cares.

    Flavio’s boat has sailed and F1 is better off without him. He was, in the end, his own executioner and that was a suitable and rather satisfying end.

    “I didn’t attend the funeral,” Mark Twain once wrote, “but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

    My sentiments entirely.

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 19:39

    The Magnum was embarrassing for Ferrari

    All jokes aside

    I was watching the German broadcast so I can't judge, but I never quite understood what the problem was. We were told quite awhile before that the Kimi's car had problems and that he wouldn't start anymore while you got an interview with a Ferrari person saying they are trying to repair the car still?

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:40

    Just curious: Are you going to keep talking about Spa for the next 11 months?

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 19:41

    Just curious: Are you going to keep talking about Spa for the next 11 months?

    not if it is bothering you.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]05/10/2009 at 19:41

    Just curious: Are you going to keep talking about Spa for the next 11 months?

    It's less than 24hours since I booked tickets, so I am a little excited

    But I will reign it in

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:42

    I went to work once they waved the red flag, missed the rest of the dramatics. I can't imagine they'd let Kimi just wander off if they thought they could get running again though. Not for what they're paying him.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:43

    not if it is bothering you.

    It doesn't bother me. I have a nice little filter on the doohickey for "-Spa" :)

    I'm just surprised because I thought the novelty would have worn off but it doesn't seem to have. I wondered if the momentum would keep going all year!!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:43

    I went to work once they waved the red flag, missed the rest of the dramatics. I can't imagine they'd let Kimi just wander off if they thought they could get running again though. Not for what they're paying him.

    If there's a chance he'd race again a driver would usually stay in his overalls

    I don't think Ferrari liked the fact that their car clearly had issues

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:43

    Ooooh... Okay so I have a mac question (I hope they aren't getting boring but you are the people who are making me use it! :) )

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:44

    Have been away for a short while. Downloaded Firefox but it wouldn't open. Did usual IT solution of turning off & turning back on again to see if that would work but it didn't. Now uninstalling Firefox & Safari & have decided I like Chrome and can live without noises in exchange for being able to see a functioning Doohickey :lol:

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:44

    Ooooh... Okay so I have a mac question (I hope they aren't getting boring but you are the people who are making me use it! :) )

    No, Bill Gates is :)

    Wassup?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:44

    Have been away for a short while. Downloaded Firefox but it wouldn't open. Did usual IT solution of turning off & turning back on again to see if that would work but it didn't. Now uninstalling Firefox & Safari & have decided I like Chrome and can live without noises in exchange for being able to see a functioning Doohickey :lol:

    I use Chrome.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:44

    I went to work once they waved the red flag, missed the rest of the dramatics. I can't imagine they'd let Kimi just wander off if they thought they could get running again though. Not for what they're paying him.

    Agreed his race was run - it added some amusement.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 19:45

    I'm just surprised because I thought the novelty would have worn off but it doesn't seem to have. I wondered if the momentum would keep going all year!!

    Stupid Spa (I'm not going)

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 19:45

    I'm just surprised because I thought the novelty would have worn off but it doesn't seem to have. I wondered if the momentum would keep going all year!!

    I can't be the only one who hasn't thought about it at all really?

    I mean... I'd love to go... but it's only october. I'll work out if I can next year.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 19:45

    Ooooh... Okay so I have a mac question (I hope they aren't getting boring but you are the people who are making me use it! :) )

    OK, go on.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:46

    Have been away for a short while. Downloaded Firefox but it wouldn't open. Did usual IT solution of turning off & turning back on again to see if that would work but it didn't. Now uninstalling Firefox & Safari & have decided I like Chrome and can live without noises in exchange for being able to see a functioning Doohickey :lol:

    Is this a work computer

    Doesn't sound like you have admin rights

    Or it's biased for IE

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:46

    I'm just surprised because I thought the novelty would have worn off but it doesn't seem to have. I wondered if the momentum would keep going all year!!

    Spa countdown on funbyte fact box? Updates on every debrief? :P

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:46

    I mean... I'd love to go... but it's only october. I'll work out if I can next year.

    Boooooo!!!

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 19:46

    If there's a chance he'd race again a driver would usually stay in his overalls

    But according to RTL and MTV3 there wasn't. I remember because I sold him on FR as the message came and it was quite a while before he got his icecream.

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:46

    I don't think Ferrari liked the fact that their car clearly had issues

    i think you're correct. kimi didn't take one for the team and they mustve been seething. also the press guy looked like a wally saying "he will go out again".

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:46

    Right I need to import the flv file that I have... Somehow I need to convert it to the right format but it doesn't seem to be willing to import. Any ideas on what the settings should be.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:46

    Have been away for a short while. Downloaded Firefox but it wouldn't open. Did usual IT solution of turning off & turning back on again to see if that would work but it didn't. Now uninstalling Firefox & Safari & have decided I like Chrome and can live without noises in exchange for being able to see a functioning Doohickey :lol:

    I use Chrome.

    me too! Love it :D

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:47

    Spa countdown on funbyte fact box? Updates on every debrief? :P

    easy:

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - we haven't made any plans

    - bought ticket and booked hotel

    easiest feature ever.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 19:47

    i think you're correct. kimi didn't take one for the team and they mustve been seething. also the press guy looked like a wally saying "he will go out again".

    Oh I see. They thought there wouldn't be more running so thought they could keep up the illusion of a functional car?

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 19:47

    Right I need to import the flv file that I have... Somehow I need to convert it to the right format but it doesn't seem to be willing to import. Any ideas on what the settings should be.

    What software are you using and what format do you want the output in?

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:48

    easiest feature ever.

    It'll need a jingle :)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:48

    easiest feature ever.

    Yeah, but you'll forget to change it :)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:48

    Right I need to import the flv file that I have... Somehow I need to convert it to the right format but it doesn't seem to be willing to import. Any ideas on what the settings should be.

    Which app?

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:48

    It'll need a jingle :)

    damn. too much effort then. #sorrynick

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:49

    Which app?

    Handbrake.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:49

    easiest feature ever.

    :lol:

    I was thinking SidepodSpa: T minus 300 days and counting....

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:49

    But according to RTL and MTV3 there wasn't. I remember because I sold him on FR as the message came and it was quite a while before he got his icecream.

    That's why Ferrari were embarrassed

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:49

    Is this a work computer

    Doesn't sound like you have admin rights

    Or it's biased for IE

    It's my own PC running Vista. I think it's biased and just decides what it is & isn't running, probably depending on the weather

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:50

    damn. too much effort then. #sorrynick

    Im sure Bassano and Amy can come up with something ;)

    We could even leave voicemails....

    ... Wait! this was only a joke! Its gone too far!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:50

    Handbrake.

    Import using Source icon [clapperboard]

    Export: Output Settings/Format

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:50

    I was thinking SidepodSpa: T minus 300 days and counting....

    There's a countdown on the wiki. That's the best I can do.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 19:51

    ... Wait! this was only a joke! Its gone too far!

    You do know Sidepodradio started out as a joke, right?

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 19:51

    That's why Ferrari were embarrassed

    I don't understand, I should sleep :) Good night everyone

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:51

    There's a countdown on the wiki. That's the best I can do.

    oooh, will check it out!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:51

    I was thinking SidepodSpa: T minus 300 days and counting....

    Countdown's on the wiki

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:51

    Joe on his latest blog on Bernie's new lady mentioned the following...

    "Over the years I have refrained from reporting on all manner of things, not least a top F1 driver running off with the wife of another… That was an interesting moral dilemma as it cast the driver in question in a bad light…"

    Can anyone add any light on this subject?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:51

    See ya Kathi

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:52

    I don't understand, I should sleep :) Good night everyone

    Good Night Kathi

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:52

    oooh, will check it out!

    You haven't already!!

    I'll stop now

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 19:52

    ... Wait! this was only a joke! Its gone too far!

    You do know Sidepodradio started out as a joke, right?

    Perhaps we should combine the two and have Sidepodradio live from Spa

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:52

    It's my own PC running Vista. I think it's biased and just decides what it is & isn't running, probably depending on the weather

    Vista is heavily guarded

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:53

    Can anyone add any light on this subject?

    Some Brazillian lady, google is your friend

  • RG05/10/2009 at 19:53

    You do know Sidepodradio started out as a joke, right?

    Ahh, yeah, a joke.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:53

    Import using Source icon [clapperboard]

    Export: Output Settings/Format

    Sorry I wasn't clear...

    I opened the FLV file and chose MP4 file as the output option. First with the video codec of MPEG-4 (FFmpeg) and then with h.264 (x264). But neither created a file which was importable in iMovie.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 19:53

    Vista is heavily guarded

    Shudder.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:54

    Can anyone add any light on this subject?

    Some Brazillian lady, google is your friend

    Sorry, reread your remarks

    Involves he who shall not be named and Frentzen I think

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:54

    Some Brazillian lady, google is your friend

    but which drivers ... I need something to google

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:54

    You do know Sidepodradio started out as a joke, right?

    So did my show! :D

  • Kathi05/10/2009 at 19:54

    Involves he who shall not be named and Frentzen I think

    Frentzen and Corinna weren't married

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:55

    I opened the FLV file and chose MP4 file as the output option. First with the video codec of MPEG-4 (FFmpeg) and then with h.264 (x264). But neither created a file which was importable in iMovie.

    But it made an MP4?

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:55

    Involves he who shall not be named and Frentzen I think

    I thought it was only Frentzen's girlfriend not his wife!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:55

    You haven't already!!

    I have now, doesnt come up to well in chrome, but looks like their is a good crowd going...

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:55

    You do know Sidepodradio started out as a joke, right?

    Ahh, yeah, a joke.

    the difference is, and it's a big difference, is that sidepodradio happened very quickly from the suggestion to the execution. if it had gone ahead as originally planned, about three weeks.

    so all the spa ideas are brilliant and we will do them all... in august 2010.

    not now.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:55

    But it made an MP4?

    an m4v

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:55

    Frentzen and Corinna weren't married

    Well, eats me then

    Too gossipy for SPC anyway

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 19:56

    I thought it was only Frentzen's girlfriend not his wife!

    Thanks - I though the same.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:56

    *beats me :D

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:56

    an m4v

    Same thing, kinda [I think]

    What about as an MOV

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:56

    not now.

    Hehe, no worries!

    You guys must be all run out moving houses and everything!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:57

    What about as an MOV

    It doesn't have that option

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:57

    You guys must be all run out moving houses and everything!

    all is good we moved at short notice. long term planning stresses me out.

    it's not the sidepodway.

    next up you'll suggest we stick to a schedule or something. have we taught you nothing?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 19:58

    It doesn't have that option

    It has MP4, MKV, AVI and OGM

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:58

    so all the spa ideas are brilliant and we will do them all... in august 2010.

    I understand that and this is the last of it for tonight but for some, Hotels need to be booked soon

    Not to mention saving up

    Am done now, promise ;)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 19:58

    all is good we moved at short notice. long term planning stresses me out.

    I am exactly the same!

    I tend to surround my self with people who are good at it though so i dont have to worry!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 19:58

    It has MP4, MKV, AVI and OGM

    Alex, I'll DM you

  • me05/10/2009 at 19:59

    It doesn't have that option

    It has MP4, MKV, AVI and OGM

    dumb question. how do you start out with an flv file? if anything, it is the last format you end up with. when outputting to the web.

    no-one starts with an flv??

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:00

    no-one starts with an flv??

    That Adobe thing?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 20:00

    OK Guys - Driver Consistency for the Japanese Grand Prix - hope you like it and leave a comment if you like (It is "Must Comment Monday" after all ;) )

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:00

    no-one starts with an flv??

    I am trying to do something with a ustream recording I did. When you go there it has a download option and the only option is FLV

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:00

    FlashForward is about to start if anyone is interested

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:01

    I am trying to do something with a ustream recording I did. When you go there it has a download option and the only option is FLV

    fair enough. in that case i have no idea, sorry.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:01

    I am trying to do something with a ustream recording I did. When you go there it has a download option and the only option is FLV

    Have yu got Snow Leopard? Where can I d/l the file from?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:01

    I tend to surround my self with people who are good at it though so i dont have to worry!

    This seems to stress Mr C out as well :P

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:02

    fair enough. in that case i have no idea, sorry.

    How do you deal with the ustreams you do?

    Don't be sorry. A really simple thing I wanted to do has proved really annoying. This actually would have been easier on the pc :(

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 20:02

    Loving today's Big Pic. Poor Tim.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:02

    Have yu got Snow Leopard? Where can I d/l the file from?

    I have Snow Leopard. I think you have to be logged in.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:03

    This seems to stress Mr C out as well :P

    true story. when we went to silverstone this year, we had less than 24hrs notice.

    that is how you visit a grand prix.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:03

    How do you deal with the ustreams you do?

    leave them on ustream. never downloaded.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:04

    Why can't I just have a list of my friends in Tweetdeck?

    Grrrrrrrrrr!

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:04

    I have Snow Leopard. I think you have to be logged in.

    Will Quicktime play the file? If so you should be able to export it from that.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:04

    that is how you visit a grand prix.

    The same policy is also causing me problems for Abu Dhabi

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:04

    Loving today's Big Pic. Poor Tim.

    suzuka should fine him, like the nurbugring do.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:04

    Don't be sorry. A really simple thing I wanted to do has proved really annoying. This actually would have been easier on the pc :(

    You just need the right tools

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:05

    leave them on ustream. never downloaded.

    ah.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:05

    suzuka should fine him, like the nurbugring do.

    I'm not sure rebuilding a tyre wall is quite so costly as replacing armco!

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 20:05

    suzuka should fine him, like the nurbugring do.

    For breaking their circuit?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:05

    The same policy is also causing me problems for Abu Dhabi

    the abu dhabi GP is in less than 24hrs?

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 20:05

    suzuka should fine him, like the nurbugring do.

    They would have to fine a lot of drivers this week.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:06

    For breaking their circuit?

    yeah. he's made a right mess of the paintwork.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:06

    I'm not sure rebuilding a tyre wall is quite so costly as replacing armco!

    he's made it all grubby though.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:06

    Alex, can you tweet me and I'll reply

    I'll explain later

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:06

    Will Quicktime play the file? If so you should be able to export it from that.

    The file is not in a format that Quicktime understands.

  • Christine05/10/2009 at 20:07

    the abu dhabi GP is in less than 24hrs?

    It better not be! I'm not ready!

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:07

    The file is not in a format that Quicktime understands.

    Ah. Ok. Will find a flv file and experiment.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:09

    Ah. Ok. Will find a flv file and experiment.

    I've suggested VisualHub, it's the best around for me

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:10

    the abu dhabi GP is in less than 24hrs?

    No but they seem to have sold out of tickets the silly people :(

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:10

    No but they seem to have sold out of tickets the silly people :(

    That's what happens when you don't plan well

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:11

    Ah. Ok. Will find a flv file and experiment.

    Thanks Andy...

    The thing I don't understand is.. Ahhh.... Right I have a plan...

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:11

    I've suggested VisualHub, it's the best around for me

    That should do the trick

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 20:11

    OK Guys - Driver Consistency for the Japanese Grand Prix - hope you like it and leave a comment if you like (It is "Must Comment Monday" after all ;) )

    Just read your post - you really have shown just how much Nico gained from going to fast after the safety car. I think Williams basically cheated here and gain two to three places. It is grossly unfair. While Kimi was faster than Nick, if Nick had not had a terribly slow pit stop I wonder if Kimi would have got ahead. Nick is notoriously difficult to pass.

    I wonder if you should include laps under the safety car - this would explain why Tim was almost as fast as Sutil - still he was more on the pace than any previous race.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:11

    That's what happens when you don't plan well

    An when they annonce an insane concert line-up

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:12

    Ah. Ok. Will find a flv file and experiment.

    I opened the file that handbrake created and it opened sucessfully in Quicktime. So I saved as Movie and then tried to import that and the file was still grayed out.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:13

    I think Williams basically cheated here and gain two to three places. It is grossly unfair.

    You expect F1 to be fair?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:14

    I opened the file that handbrake created and it opened sucessfully in Quicktime. So I saved as Movie and then tried to import that and the file was still grayed out.

    I'm not good with iMovie

    Is this just to convert to MP4 or is this to publish?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:15

    Just read your post - you really have shown just how much Nico gained from going to fast after the safety car. I think Williams basically cheated here and gain two to three places. It is grossly unfair. While Kimi was faster than Nick, if Nick had not had a terribly slow pit stop I wonder if Kimi would have got ahead. Nick is notoriously difficult to pass.

    Why don't you tell him on his blog. He'd love it!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:17

    Why don't you tell him on his blog. He'd love it!

    SPC, promoting other people's blogs, so you don't have to

    [thanks Amy]

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 20:17

    'Night all, see you tomorrow, thanks for all the PC advice

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:18

    See ya Janna

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:18

    SPC, promoting other people's blogs, so you don't have to

    [thanks Amy]

    hehe. next we need a comment import button. so any comments meant for other blogs can be copied across easily.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:18

    Night Janna

    I'm clocking on then ;)

    Howdy all, how are we this evening?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:18

    'Night all, see you tomorrow, thanks for all the PC advice

    g'night. was the conclusion, chrome rules?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:19

    Howdy all, how are we this evening?

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:19

    Hmmm... This hasn't worked very well at all... I really should have just converted the file on my PC and used Adobe Premier... Hmmm...

  • Janna05/10/2009 at 20:20

    g'night. was the conclusion, chrome rules?

    For today, yes, will see what Vista does when I log in tomorrow

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:20

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

    yeah saw that earlier, does seem a bit pro-active for my liking

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:20

    g'night. was the conclusion, chrome rules?

    Just quietly, though

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:20

    hey everyone. i hope everyone has had a better day than me. i'm feeling really demotivated this evening.

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

    aww,

  • RG05/10/2009 at 20:20

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

    I'll be kind eh.

    I wonder if Nurburgring will be on the calender for 2011...

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:20

    yeah saw that earlier, does seem a bit pro-active for my liking

    You're a student. That is the appropriate attitude!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:21

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

    Once burned... twice shy ;)

  • Chris05/10/2009 at 20:21

    Evening all!

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

    We're just excited, that's all! :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 20:21

    I wonder if you should include laps under the safety car - this would explain why Tim was almost as fast as Sutil - still he was more on the pace than any previous race.

    Thanks - if I include the laps under the safety car I get huge variances, so I have to exclude them. If I get time I might address the Rosberg issue in a separate post...

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:21

    I wonder if Nurburgring will be on the calender for 2011...

    *cries*

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:21

    the commenters are stressing me out with their hyper-forward planning.

    Sorry for that, not sure why folk planning stresses you so, as you know you will deal with it later

    Anyway...

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:21

    You're a student. That is the appropriate attitude!

    My pro-activeness screwed me up today, i photocopied a 70 page report then got home to be told by my lecturer (via email) that it's avaliable on the internet, but as i've started so far ahead, they hadn't got to that part yet!

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:21

    g'night. was the conclusion, chrome rules?

    Just quietly, though

    :)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:23

    My pro-activeness screwed me up today, i photocopied a 70 page report then got home to be told by my lecturer

    People still use photocopiers

    #mfc shock!

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:24

    I'm not good with iMovie

    Give me 20 minutes

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:24

    My pro-activeness screwed me up today, i photocopied a 70 page report then got home to be told by my lecturer

    People still use photocopiers

    #mfc shock!

    think of the trees!

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:24

    People still use photocopiers

    It's a mintel report (that mean anything to anyone?) they cost £3000 a pop and as theres only one in the library, i thought i'd be proactive and get my research (for research read photocopying the report) before the other 39 people try and get to it. but atleast i can scribble on mine,

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:25

    think of the trees!

    actually, it's only 70 pages.

    think of the bonsai trees!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:25

    Give me 20 minutes

    Thanks Andy :)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:26

    People still use photocopiers

    I did untill i discovered that PHD students had a photocopier which would export to a USB flash drive instead of paper...

    it required sneaking though!

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 20:26

    Thanks - if I include the laps under the safety car I get huge variances, so I have to exclude them. If I get time I might address the Rosberg issue in a separate post...

    I will put some more comments up on your blog - point taken about the huge variances. I enjoy your post-race analysis more than any other post race discussions. - keep it up.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:27

    I did untill i discovered that PHD students had a photocopier which would export to a USB flash drive instead of paper...

    now that is media|future|change

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 20:27

    I will put some more comments up on your blog - point taken about the huge variances. I enjoy your post-race analysis more than any other post race discussions. - keep it up.

    That comment made my day - Thank you so much :D

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:27

    My pro-activeness screwed me up today, i photocopied a 70 page report then got home to be told by my lecturer (via email) that it's avaliable on the internet, but as i've started so far ahead, they hadn't got to that part yet!

    You did WHAT?? You really need to learn the student way!

    Stressing about not being able to get textbooks, randomly photocopying huge reports.... First learn to beg, borrow, then learn to ignore resources that look in the slightest bit hard to find..... Forget what your lecturers say, there's no need to buy books or get your own copies of literature.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:28

    now that is media|future|change

    What is? A scanner??

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:28

    Stressing about not being able to get textbooks, randomly photocopying huge reports.... First learn to beg, borrow, then learn to ignore resources that look in the slightest bit hard to find..... Forget what your lecturers say, there's no need to buy books or get your own copies of literature.

    hmmm....i think i'm going to do it my way, in the "doing-assignments-before-they-are-due-in" way

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 20:29

    hmmm....i think i'm going to do it my way, in the "doing-assignments-before-they-are-due-in" way

    ur doing it rong

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:29

    hmmm....i think i'm going to do it my way, in the "doing-assignments-before-they-are-due-in" way

    That's got nothing to do with buying many books!!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:29

    What is? A scanner??

    Sounds like a standard MFD

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:30

    That's got nothing to do with buying many books!!

    correct, but this particular report (that is the only one in the uni) has to go round everyone, so i thought i'd just be organised so i dont have to fight with people for it

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:30

    hmmm....i think i'm going to do it my way, in the "doing-assignments-before-they-are-due-in" way

    oh i would like some of that motivation please.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:31

    oh i would like some of that motivation please.

    ah but you already have work to do, i have no work, so am just starting mine really early

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:32

    ah but you already have work to do, i have no work, so am just starting mine really early

    i have too much work :( and a teacher who thinks i'm not trying hard enough! blllaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:32

    ah but you already have work to do, i have no work, so am just starting mine really early

    You'll always run into issues if you start things before you receive proper instructions.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:33

    oh i would like some of that motivation please.

    lou, did you ever find pics of button's cookies?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:33

    What is? A scanner??

    erm. yes.

    maybe not then.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:34

    You'll always run into issues if you start things before you receive proper instructions.

    oh no i have the assignment, they're all avaliable, and it's basically an intro one so it's only A-Level stuff that i've done before. they just didnt tell me that the report was online, but hey, i wasted an afternoon that i'd just been doing nothing, and i have a paper copy to use that i can scribble on, not all bad

  • RG05/10/2009 at 20:34

    maybe not then.

    media past change?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:34

    media past change?

    media|past|similar

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:34

    You'll always run into issues if you start things before you receive proper instructions.

    Rule 1 - do not attempt to answer the question until you have read it all.

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:34

    lou, did you ever find pics of button's cookies?

    button's cookies? huh?

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:35

    oh i would like some of that motivation please.

    i have a chapter of "foundations of sport and exercise psychology" on Motivation, would you like it?

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:35

    Rule 1 - do not attempt to answer the question until you have read it all.

    thank you proffessor taylor ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:35

    button's cookies? huh?

    they werebeing handed out in the paddock on friday. ted refused to eat them on grounds or partiality. just wondered if you saw them>

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:35

    I can see that an industrial scale scanner would be awesome though! Scanning takes forever while you can just ram a huge stack of paper into a photocopier.

    A scanner that works on the scale of a photocopier would be awesome.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:36

    button's cookies? huh?

    They were on sale at Suzuka.

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:36

    i have a chapter of "foundations of sport and exercise psychology" on Motivation, would you like it?

    oooo that sounds awesome. we could have done sport and exercise psych this year but we chose forensic psychology instead :)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:36

    So I have a horrible feeling about the answer to this question... Imagine you had two movies and you wanted to lay them next to each other and choose the audio from one and other and mix them together? Does that sound like the kind of thing you could do in iMovie?

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:37

    they werebeing handed out in the paddock on friday. ted refused to eat them on grounds or partiality. just wondered if you saw them>

    handed out in the paddock? awesome. no sadly i didn't. i knew there were pillows and flags.. didn't know of the cookies though.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:37

    So I have a horrible feeling about the answer to this question... Imagine you had two movies and you wanted to lay them next to each other and choose the audio from one and other and mix them together? Does that sound like the kind of thing you could do in iMovie?

    http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/finalcutpro/

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:37

    ooooh i started another blog today!!

    http://thelifeofjon.wordpress.com

    it's not that exciting, and is actually an assignment technically (i got told to start this one :P )

    it's going to be quite interesting i think

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:37

    So I have a horrible feeling about the answer to this question... Imagine you had two movies and you wanted to lay them next to each other and choose the audio from one and other and mix them together? Does that sound like the kind of thing you could do in iMovie?

    You can do this in iMovie 09

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:37

    handed out in the paddock? awesome. no sadly i didn't. i knew there were pillows and flags.. didn't know of the cookies though.

    ahh. soz. was just going to say gp+ has pics of them. they appear to be related to the pillow design.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 20:38

    they werebeing handed out in the paddock on friday. ted refused to eat them on grounds or partiality. just wondered if you saw them>

    Lee showed some on TV

  • RG05/10/2009 at 20:38

    it's not that exciting, and is actually an assignment technically (i got told to start this one :P )

    Is Mr C your lecturer or whatever?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:38

    Is Mr C your lecturer or whatever?

    *oops*

  • rowley05/10/2009 at 20:38

    Some news from France.

    Newspaper LeFigaro says that Kubica has signed with Renault officially and the confirmation will come tomorrow.

    http://www.lefigaro.fr/auto-moto/2009/10/05/02019-20091005ARTSPO00640-kubica-chez-renault.php

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 20:38
  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:38

    ahh. soz. was just going to say gp+ has pics of them. they appear to be related to the pillow design.

    ahh i see... is this a trick to make me subscribe? :P

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:39

    Lee showed some on TV

    lee was in tv??

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:39

    lee was in tv??

    *on

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:39

    http://www.app...utstudio/finalcutpro/

    I could have done that in Premier... And now everything is on the wrong computer.

    If only I had decided to stay on my PC this whole thing would have taken about 30 minutes. I think it's taken about 3 hours so far... And I haven't even really started yet!

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:39

    ahh i see... is this a trick to make me subscribe? :P

    never!

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:39

    Is Mr C your lecturer or whatever?

    I have THE most amazing assignments this year...

    one is a blog and another is creating a mailing pack about a conference to do with social networking.

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 20:39

    Maybe this can help cheer lou up.. :)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:39

    Rule 1 - do not attempt to answer the question until you have read it all.

    Otherwise known as RTFQ

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:39

    Some news from France.

    Newspaper LeFigaro says that Kubica has signed with Renault officially and the confirmation will come tomorrow.

    http://www.lef...bica-chez-renault.php

    cheers rowley. does it mention a teammate?

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:39

    You can do this in iMovie 09

    Ah I am using iMovie 09!

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:40

    Lee showed some on TV

    did she? i didn't notice..

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:40

    Some news from France.

    Newspaper LeFigaro says that Kubica has signed with Renault officially and the confirmation will come tomorrow.

    http://www.lef...bica-chez-renault.php

    cheers rowley. does it mention a teammate?

    NO! NO!!!!! NOOOOO!!!!

    EJ was right :( :( :(

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:40

    never!

    ;)

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:40

    If only I had decided to stay on my PC this whole thing would have taken about 30 minutes. I think it's taken about 3 hours so far... And I haven't even really started yet!

    boo. ummm... i think you started in the wrong place.

    why start with a video on ustream and not photo booth?

  • rowley05/10/2009 at 20:40

    Le Figaro also says that Grosjean will be forced out of Renault.

    Possible second drivers are: Heidfeld, Glock or Sutil.

    http://www.lefigaro.fr/sport/2009/10/05/02001-20091005ARTFIG00446-f1-romain-grosjean-pousse-vers-la-sortie-chez-renault-.php

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 20:41

    I'm sure I saw a clip of DC and Brundle messing around with a bag of Button biscuits as Martin called them as well....

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:41

    Le Figaro also says that Grosjean will be forced out of Renault.

    Possible second drivers are: Heidfeld, Glock or Sutil.

    http://www.lef...tie-chez-renault-.php

    ooh. i approve of the first two.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 20:41

    Stressing about not being able to get textbooks, randomly photocopying huge reports.... First learn to beg, borrow, then learn to ignore resources that look in the slightest bit hard to find..... Forget what your lecturers say, there's no need to buy books or get your own copies of literature.

    As a lecturer I ensure my students have all the basic resources in a folder on their PCs and that they plan each assignment out first. I also give opportunity to re-submit after the first marking.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:42

    ooooh i started another blog today!!

    http://thelifeofjon.wordpress.com

    it's not that exciting, and is actually an assignment technically (i got told to start this one :P )

    it's going to be quite interesting i think

    Is that a Monty Python sequel?

  • RG05/10/2009 at 20:42

    Possible second drivers are: Heidfeld, Glock or Sutil.

    Eeek.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:42

    why start with a video on ustream and not photo booth?

    Because that's where it existed.

    All I wanted to do was create a video which had Christine on one side and me in the car on the other. And the ironing happening with the sound from one of them and try and sync it up. And then upload it to drop.io...

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:42

    Lee showed some on TV

    Grrrrrrr! :)

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:42

    All I wanted to do was create a video which had Christine on one side and me in the car on the other. And the ironing happening with the sound from one of them and try and sync it up. And then upload it to drop.io...

    But I didn't want to tell you that until it was done :)

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:43

    As a lecturer I ensure my students have all the basic resources in a folder on their PCs and that they plan each assignment out first. I also give opportunity to re-submit after the first marking.

    Do you fancy a job at Bucks New uni teaching Event Marketing, Applications of Sport Science to Motorsport or Motorsport Industry Skills?

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:43

    All I wanted to do was create a video which had Christine on one side and me in the car on the other. And the ironing happening with the sound from one of them and try and sync it up. And then upload it to drop.io...

    ahh. okay.

    so why not download that same video in mp4 format straight from drop.io? where i upload it for amy?

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:43

    I'm sure I saw a clip of DC and Brundle messing around with a bag of Button biscuits as Martin called them as well....

    how on earth did i miss it?? - memory/ observation fail..

  • lou05/10/2009 at 20:43

    Maybe this can help cheer lou up.. :)

    heheheh

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:44

    lee was in tv??

    *on

    Did you not see the interview?

  • rowley05/10/2009 at 20:44

    ooh. i approve of the first two.

    Glock would be my choice.

    BTW: Le Figaro: respectable newspaper with good contacts at Renault.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:44

    so why not download that same video in mp4 format straight from drop.io? where i upload it for amy?

    or do you mean your ustream?

    actually i see what your mean. scrap my last sarky comment please!

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:44

    Did you not see the interview?

    nope.

  • RG05/10/2009 at 20:44

    Glock would be my choice.

    BTW: Le Figaro: respectable newspaper with good contacts at Renault.

    Sutil sounds good, yeah, go for Sutil.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:44

    so why not download that same video in mp4 format straight from drop.io? where i upload it for amy?

    It was my video from ustream which is the other video. Your video works fine.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:46

    actually i see what your mean. scrap my last sarky comment please!

    yup. No problem :)

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 20:46

    Do you fancy a job at Bucks New uni teaching Event Marketing, Applications of Sport Science to Motorsport or Motorsport Industry Skills?

    I am afraid I teach Biodiversity Information Systems and Systematic Conservation Planning - not terribly useful to you. We do analyse how Green F1 is compared to other International sports - answer - VERY - very active carbon offsetting (not that I actually believe in the concept).

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:46

    It was my video from ustream which is the other video. Your video works fine.

    apologies for suggesting using a mac. i've never tried to do what you've attempted, but i do know flv is the last line in the chain and you really don't want to be starting there.

    but i do see what you attempted.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:47

    Alex - slight problem here is I don't appear to have any flv files to use as my experiment.

    Moving on to the iMovie issue, I think I misread what you want to do - if you want to split the screen in 2 and play both videos at once, then iMovie isn't going to work, Final Cut will be needed, you may be able to get away with Final Cut Express

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:47

    Otherwise known as RTFQ

    Read the First Question ;)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:48

    Read the First Question ;)

    Sorta

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:49

    Sorta

    Remember this is a family site :p

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:50

    Remember this is a family site :p

    i've told him once today already.

  • Chris05/10/2009 at 20:50

    Maybe this can help cheer lou up.. :)

    Feels like so long ago, doesn't it!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:50

    Alex: I had no idea you were doing most of your poddy stuff on a pc

    I would've thought Mac was the best place to start if you used both systems

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:51

    Moving on to the iMovie issue, I think I misread what you want to do - if you want to split the screen in 2 and play both videos at once, then iMovie isn't going to work, Final Cut will be needed, you may be able to get away with Final Cut Express

    It's okay... I didn't describe it very well.

    The problem is a) I didn't want to describe exactly what I wanted to do and b) I wanted to have an experiment on a mac.

    So this hasn't been a waste of time at all... It is interesting to compare it to, "get a mac" though.

    I love my mac. But I don't have any non standard software on it. Unsurprisingly you can't do everything with nothing.

    So don't worry guys. I better get some better software.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:53

    i've told him once today already.

    I'm taking a time out

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:53

    Alex: I had no idea you were doing most of your poddy stuff on a pc

    I would've thought Mac was the best place to start if you used both systems

    I do all the podcast stuff on the mac, all the video stuff on the pc. Don't really know why. I just had the software in the right place for that.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:53

    I love my mac. But I don't have any non standard software on it. Unsurprisingly you can't do everything with nothing.

    you can. if you start with the mac. it comes with everything you need out of the box.

    the issue was, you streamed to a third-party site and tried to come back from there. start with this workflow and you'll be fine:

    photobooth > imovie > itunes > website/rss

    So don't worry guys. I better get some better software.

    or learn to walk first.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:54

    or learn to walk first.

    But I can do that on a pc.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:54

    I'm taking a time out

    aww. i can see what you're trying to do. i can't see you getting away with it for very long.

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 20:54

    Glock would be my choice.

    BTW: Le Figaro: respectable newspaper with good contacts at Renault.

    Did you get this rather quaint translation...

    Transparent throughout the weekend and sixteenth on arrival, Romain Grosjean has lost virtually all chance of keeping his bucket at Renault next year. After five Grands Prix without relief, the French, there is real evil around him, suffers from an approach to competition too unstructured. Psychologically fragile, undermined by considerations annexes to the main, he has probably missed his chance. The Diamond is not convinced and, according to our information, do not count on him for 2010. In the process of restructuring after the Piquet scandal and the departure of Flavio Briatore, Renault hopes to announce soon the appointment of Poland's Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber) to replace Fernando Alonso. To assist him and call him buddy homogeneous missing since 2006, the French team is in fact a true "potential issues. The German Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber), Timo Glock (Toyota) and Adrian Sutil (Force India) could match.

    I approve of the first two as well. Adrian makes too many mistakes.

  • RG05/10/2009 at 20:55

    Did you get this rather quaint translation...

    Keeping his bucket, I have got to get that into a sentence tomorrow.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 20:55

    But I can do that on a pc.

    I just got annoyed that Adobe didn't natively support importing of flv files. Which is what I said, when you told me to stop using that software and use a mac. Not blaming you... I wanted to see what would happen.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:55

    But I can do that on a pc.

    and you can do it on linux too.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 20:56

    I love my mac. But I don't have any non standard software on it. Unsurprisingly you can't do everything with nothing.

    You'd be surprised at what you can do with the "standard" software, but there are limits. iLife is very much "colour by numbers", the moment you need a different colour or want to paint outside the lines, then you need to look elsewhere. Unfortunately, you've picked something that needs different software.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:56

    Did you get this rather quaint translation...

    thats awesome

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 20:56

    Keeping his bucket, I have got to get that into a sentence tomorrow.

    That was the bit I enjoyed too.

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:57

    I just got annoyed that Adobe didn't natively support importing of flv files. Which is what I said, when you told me to stop using that software and use a mac. Not blaming you... I wanted to see what would happen.

    premiere has no reason to import flv files? they're compressed to hell and completely useless to it.

    i don't think i saw that comment, sorry. and if i did double sorry. flv is an export format only.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 20:57

    aww. i can see what you're trying to do. i can't see you getting away with it for very long.

    No, it's cool

    I'm not well and irritable.

    I need a web break

    No worries

  • Alianora La Canta05/10/2009 at 20:58

    hmmm….i think i’m going to do it my way, in the “doing-assignments-before-they-are-due-in” way {Comment #1110}

    Good on you, Jon! I thoroughly approve of that method and it worked well for me at university.

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 20:59

    aww. i can see what you're trying to do. i can't see you getting away with it for very long.

    My 5 year old daughter has started putting one of her stuffed animals in time out because "it didn't move when she told it to"

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:59

    No, it's cool

    I'm not well and irritable.

    I need a web break

    me too. doohickey stole my evening.

    see you all for the kubica announcement tomorrow.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 20:59

    Good on you, Jon! I thoroughly approve of that method and it worked well for me at university.

    yeeeeeeeeeey

  • me05/10/2009 at 20:59

    My 5 year old daughter has started putting one of her stuffed animals in time out because "it didn't move when she told it to"

    :D :D :D

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 21:00

    i don't think i saw that comment, sorry. and if i did double sorry. flv is an export format only.

    Don't worry... I just got a bit carried away with going all mac. And then got really really really frustrated.

  • me05/10/2009 at 21:01

    Don't worry... I just got a bit carried away with going all mac. And then got really really really frustrated.

    here's what you need to remember:

    - quicktime is the format of video professionals for a very good reason

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:02

    - quicktime is the format of video professionals for a very good reason

    They dont use pc's? :P

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:02

    Just caught the Buzcocks advert properly this time. Thursday 10pm. Rhod Gilbert hosting.

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 21:03

    - quicktime is the format of video professionals for a very good reason

    I know that... But the problem was that I went and did a live broadcast on ustream with an iron :)

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 21:03

    Just caught the Buzcocks advert properly this time. Thursday 10pm. Rhod Gilbert hosting.

    What an odd role for him...

  • jpancoast05/10/2009 at 21:03

    Don't worry... I just got a bit carried away with going all mac. And then got really really really frustrated.

    I moved to Mac when I started this job a few years ago. It really helps when you've got a few helpful coworkers that are right there to help you out.

    It also helps when you have a major corporation paying for the hardware :)

  • Pat W05/10/2009 at 21:03

    Evening. Turns out I am online tonight after all.

  • me05/10/2009 at 21:03

    They dont use pc's? :P

    quicktime works fine on a pc. even for professionals:

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/Apple_ProRes_QuickTime_Decoder_1_0_for_Windows

  • me05/10/2009 at 21:04

    I know that... But the problem was that I went and did a live broadcast on ustream with an iron :)

    :P

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:04

    What an odd role for him...

    They are having a guest host each week

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:05

    quicktime works fine on a pc. even for professionals:

    I should consider downloading that ;)

  • lou05/10/2009 at 21:05

    Just caught the Buzcocks advert properly this time. Thursday 10pm. Rhod Gilbert hosting.

    ooo yay!

    okay my motivation levels are literally at -11 tonight. am going to sleep, this day sucks! night all x

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 21:05

    They are having a guest host each week

    I know that, but I just don't see him as a Buzzcocks host. Will be interesting.

  • Lukeh05/10/2009 at 21:06

    okay my motivation levels are literally at -11 tonight. am going to sleep, this day sucks! night all x

    G'night... hope tomorrow is better. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 21:06

    Renault hopes to announce soon the appointment of Poland's Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber) to replace Fernando Alonso. To assist him and call him buddy homogeneous missing since 2006, the French team is in fact a true "potential issues. The German Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber), Timo Glock (Toyota) and Adrian Sutil (Force India) could match.

    I have to call someone "buddy homogeneous" tomorrow now - that is class!

  • Alex Andronov05/10/2009 at 21:07

    Right everyone... Thanks for all your help...

    Good night!

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:07

    okay my motivation levels are literally at -11 tonight. am going to sleep, this day sucks! night all x

    Night Lou

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:07

    okay my motivation levels are literally at -11 tonight. am going to sleep, this day sucks! night all x

    Night!

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:08

    I know that, but I just don't see him as a Buzzcocks host. Will be interesting.

    I can't quite see how he is going to pull it off but it should be interesting

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:09

    Good night!

    night 2u2!

  • Rich05/10/2009 at 21:13

    I have to call someone "buddy homogeneous" tomorrow now - that is class!

    Clearly they feel it is difficult, if not impossible to be "buddy homogeneous" with Alonso - just how easy would it be with Robert!

    Go for Nick he will know Robert.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 21:18

    Clearly they feel it is difficult, if not impossible to be "buddy homogeneous" with Alonso - just how easy would it be with Robert!

    I just wish I could do the joke, but I can't.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:22

    Any one been watching flash forward tonight? Talk about epic!

  • RG05/10/2009 at 21:24

    Any one been watching flash forward tonight? Talk about epic!

    Aye, and aye.

    But, gonna go to bed, feel sleepy (i think the 5am wake up has caught up to me) so night all. lotsa love.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:29

    But, gonna go to bed, feel sleepy (i think the 5am wake up has caught up to me) so night all. lotsa love.

    yeah night man, I was expecting a lot more people from lost in flash forward, on a sperate not must have a shave. No idea why I'm telling you all this, maybe I am getting addicted to the doohickey.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 21:30

    Errrrm does anyone know how I cover something with papier mache? Do I just get any old glue and newspaper or is there a special kind of glue?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:32

    Errrrm does anyone know how I cover something with papier mache? Do I just get any old glue and newspaper or is there a special kind of glue?

    You can use a flower and water mixture, or diluted PVA i believe...

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:32

    Errrrm does anyone know how I cover something with papier mache? Do I just get any old glue and newspaper or is there a special kind of glue?

    wow last time I did that I was about five but make sure that you water down the glue.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:32

    Errrrm does anyone know how I cover something with papier mache? Do I just get any old glue and newspaper or is there a special kind of glue?

    I haven't done paiper mache since primary school but I would have thought a cellulose glue would be the thing

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:33

    Any one been watching flash forward tonight? Talk about epic!

    I watched last week but had a phone call though most of tonights so i missed it and will catch up later

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:34

    I watched last week but had a phone call though most of tonights so i missed it and will catch up later

    oh you must. tWas awesome.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:34

    You can use a flower and water mixture, or diluted PVA i believe...

    PVA should work

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:34

    You can use a flower and water mixture, or diluted PVA i believe...

    Flour.

    I belive you boil it and add the flour, dont know how much though

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/10/2009 at 21:34

    Have you guys seen this?

    FFS! That's really sad!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 21:34

    wow last time I did that I was about five but make sure that you water down the glue.

    I'm trying to encourage my sister to save some money up. No better way to start than by making your own piggy bank right? :P

    No she's not five but she might as well be....

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:35

    I belive you boil it and add the flour, dont know how much though

    there must be a "recipe" online somewhere

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:35

    No she's not five but she might as well be....

    Oh dear... "older sister" I know the feeling, the poor girl ;)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:36

    there must be a "recipe" online somewhere

    FOUND http://www.papiermache.co.uk/tutorials/getting-started-with-papier-mache/

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:36

    You could try http://www.papiermache.co.uk/ . They even have a forum as well as tutorials

  • RG05/10/2009 at 21:37

    Have you guys seen this?

    Formula 1 (best get the lawyers ready then)

    (also, not here)

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:38

    Have you guys seen this?

    Haven't seen that but I know othe people who have had the same treatment. Bernie does not have a trade mark on F1 or formula one or any variant. He keeps applying and he keeps getting told he can't have it.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:39

    You could try http://www.papiermache.co.uk/ . They even have a forum as well as tutorials

    wow I can't believe that it's still a persued art form

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 21:41

    wow I can't believe that it's still a persued art form

    Yeah erm art.... I'll show you what we created tomorrow. I might reserve judgement until then.

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:42

    Yeah erm art.... I'll show you what we created tomorrow. I might reserve judgement until then.

    your not going to tell us what your moulding?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 21:46

    your not going to tell us what your moulding?

    A piggy bank!!!

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 21:47

    Yeah erm art.... I'll show you what we created tomorrow. I might reserve judgement until then.

    DOn't forget to put something on whatever it is you are covering with paper to stop it sticking. I remember vaseline coated balloons, wallpaper paste and strips of newspaper. Dilute PVA would also do as wallpaper paste now contains fungicide.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:47

    A piggy bank!!!

    And your sister is over 5?

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:47

    A piggy bank!!!

    awesome good luck!

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 21:48

    DOn't forget to put something on whatever it is you are covering with paper to stop it sticking. I remember vaseline coated balloons, wallpaper paste and strips of newspaper. Dilute PVA would also do as wallpaper paste now contains fungicide.

    I seem to remember using balloons then bursting them in the end

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 21:50

    I seem to remember using balloons then bursting them in the end

    Yes :)

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 21:50

    And your sister is over 5?

    She's 19! I was gonna make it round a balloon then burst it.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 21:54
  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 21:56

    My Piggy bank collection from my youth

    well, look at that!

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 21:56

    My Piggy bank collection from my youth

    I now have the song from the advert going round my head.

  • Alianora La Canta05/10/2009 at 21:56

    Piquet: No one has been punished more than I have {Comment #161}

    Newsflash: You may have been near the end of your F1 career, Nelson, but given your standard of driving it was over whether the case was heard or not...

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:00

    It was mentioned the other week but

    Celebrity death match is on TMF on freeview!!!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:00

    Celebrity death match is on TMF on freeview!!!

    apparently not, my guide just updated :(

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 22:01

    apparently not, my guide just updated :(

    yeH it was on at ten thirty try BBC four right now! V funny

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:03

    yeH it was on at ten thirty try BBC four right now! V funny

    oh yeah, i watched that last week, apparently its got the best ratings out of all the shows he has done so hopefully we will get more!

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 22:03

    oh yeah, i watched that last week, apparently its got the best ratings out of all the shows he has done so hopefully we will get more!

    this is not the same as last week

  • Pat W05/10/2009 at 22:04

    this is not the same as last week

    it is

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 22:08

    it is

    yup so looks like I missed the first ten minutes last week

  • SLVAaron05/10/2009 at 22:14

    Right that's me done, Alison have a messy day tomorrow, see you all later

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:16

    Right that's me done, Alison have a messy day tomorrow, see you all later

    Night!

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:18

    I see Joe has agreed to go on Midweek Motorsport... http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/thoughts-after-the-rio-de-janeiro-decision/

    Hopefully he wont forget us! :D

  • rowley05/10/2009 at 22:25

    I see Joe has agreed to go on Midweek Motorsport... http://joesawa...-de-janeiro-decision/

    Is he a contestant in their quiz: who won a race with facial hair??

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:27

    OH MY SWEET LORD!!!!

    About 6 months ago, I lost my wallet and cancelled all my bank cards. Since I entered the new card details on itunes, everytime I go to buy something it asks me to re-enter them. It didn't make me do this before :(

  • Alianora La Canta05/10/2009 at 22:30

    Why would Bernie pay income tax in Canada, he doesn’t live there! {Comment #832}

    According to F1 Racing (August 2007 edition), everyone going into Canada for business purposes who expects to earn more than a certain amount from activities conducted there has to pay a withholding tax (the USA does the same). So Bernie would have to pay a tax, along with the higher-earning members of the F1 paddock.

  • Alianora La Canta05/10/2009 at 22:34

    Lucas di Grassi for Brazil, hadn’t hear that before

    Do you blame them for trying another driver! {Comment #837}

    Won't they just have the same problem as before - i.e. that a lack of F1 testing will prevent di Grassi from getting any better results than his predecesor? All this will achieve is the writing-off of Grosjean's career - the sort of thing that I thought went out the door with Briatore...

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 22:34

    Is he a contestant in their quiz: who won a race with facial hair??

    or as i keep singing...

    "who won a face with racial haaair

    oops"

    eheh

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:35

    I am actually about to throw my computer across the room!!! Why won't it accept my card details. Hunk of junk!! I take back everything I said about itunes being convenient!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:37

    I am actually about to throw my computer across the room!!! Why won't it accept my card details. Hunk of junk!! I take back everything I said about itunes being convenient!

    This might sound like a silly question but have you activated the replacement card?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:37

    This might sound like a silly question but have you activated the replacement card?

    6 months later?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:37

    This might sound like a silly question but have you activated the replacement card?

    And you've used it recently other than iTunes?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:38

    This might sound like a silly question but have you activated the replacement card?

    I've tried every card I can find.... It's not a no-money problem or a problem with my card. It's itunes fail!!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:38

    6 months later?

    At some point

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:39

    I've tried every card I can find.... It's not a no-money problem or a problem with my card. It's itunes fail!!

    Does it give you the facility to delete your payment details and starting from scratch or have you already done that?

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:39

    Does it give you the facility to delete your payment details and starting from scratch or have you already done that?

    I've tried everything. I even restarted my computer. It's just stuck in its own little confused loop where it's convinced I want to change my card details.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:40

    I've tried everything. I even restarted my computer. It's just stuck in its own little confused loop where it's convinced I want to change my card details.

    Ok, they're a good support page over at Apple if you want to presist

    [going back to not being here]

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:41

    Also in the middle of my billing address it keeps inserting 2 lines out the middle of my old halls address even though I haven't lived there in 2 years. I delete them and every time I go back onto the page they've reappeared. It's making me so frustrated.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:44

    I just had a very weird doohickey fail.

    I had no notification of a new comment since 23:04 but I could here clicks. Every time I checked there was no new comment. Then I refreshed and there are about 20 comments.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 22:46

    I had no notification of a new comment since 23:04 but I could here clicks. Every time I checked there was no new comment. Then I refreshed and there are about 20 comments.

    yeah, mine does that occationally

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:47

    I had no notification of a new comment since 23:04 but I could here clicks. Every time I checked there was no new comment. Then I refreshed and there are about 20 comments.

    Did you have something typed in the filter box. That can cause that.

  • me05/10/2009 at 22:47

    I had no notification of a new comment since 23:04 but I could here clicks. Every time I checked there was no new comment. Then I refreshed and there are about 20 comments.

    almost certainly you'd managed to type a character in the filter box. but whatever character you'd typed wasn't featuring in new comments.

  • me05/10/2009 at 22:47

    i am done for the day all. i meant to not come back but was drawn in.

    see you on tuesday.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:48

    I am actually about to throw my computer across the room!!! Why won't it accept my card details. Hunk of junk!! I take back everything I said about itunes being convenient!

    If Apple don't make it easy for you to buy go and buy from someone else

  • Alianora La Canta05/10/2009 at 22:48

    liuzzi has done well? {Comment #874}

    He's been within a couple of places of his team-mate when he's finished and could have finished right behind him in Monza if the car hadn't packed up on him. Tonio has also gone three races without crashing. That is pretty good going.

  • Jon Waldock05/10/2009 at 22:48

    see you on tuesday.

    Goodnight Mr C

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:49

    yeah, mine does that occationally

    It has never happened to me before

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:50

    Did you have something typed in the filter box. That can cause that.

    No. I was doing stuff in another window. Even if you have something in the filter box you get the pop up square with the number of new comments in it

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:50

    almost certainly you'd managed to type a character in the filter box. but whatever character you'd typed wasn't featuring in new comments.

    I wasn't getting the black square with the number of new comments though

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:50

    It has never happened to me before

    It happened to me last week, but its not something i have noticed happening a lot.

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:50

    Night Mr C

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:51

    see you on tuesday.

    Night!

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:52

    If Apple don't make it easy for you to buy go and buy from someone else

    Where? How? :(

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:53

    Where? How? :(

    That I don't know. Amazon?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:54

    Where? How? :(

    Amazon, 7digital

    There are a few options, just more hassle to sync to your iPod

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 22:54

    That I don't know. Amazon?

    Damn you Apple monopoly! At least that's saved me some pennies I can add to my new piggy bank tomorrow ;)

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:54

    If Apple don't make it easy for you to buy go and buy from someone else

    Ha! there isnt really another option....

    I hope google produce an itunes rival when they release their OS though.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:55

    There are a few options, just more hassle to sync to your iPod

    You'll need to save files from the other places to a folder on your pc and then import into iTunes if you wish to carry on using that

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:55

    Ha! there isnt really another option....

    There is

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:56

    There is

    oooh do tell!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 22:56

    There is

    oooh do tell!

    I already did

    Amazon, 7digital

  • Steven Roy05/10/2009 at 22:56

    oooh do tell!

    doohickeyenterprises.com

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 22:57

    Amazon, 7digital

    oh. :(

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:00

    "The issue number must be numerical and less than 2 characters"

    I'm not sure at what point the number 3 fails to comply with this....

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 23:03

    "The issue number must be numerical and less than 2 characters"

    Maestro card? Hate them. No Account/Sort code information on them

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:04

    Maestro card? Hate them. No Account/Sort code information on them

    No bother to me. I have a head for numbers. I know them by heart.... :P

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 23:05

    No bother to me. I have a head for numbers. I know them by heart.... :P

    Not much use when you need to show proof, e.g. when taking out a mobile phone contract.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:06

    Not much use when you need to show proof, e.g. when taking out a mobile phone contract.

    This is never an issue I've encountered. I have a solo card as well, that has the sortcode and account number as the card number.

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 23:06

    Maestro card? Hate them. No Account/Sort code information on them

    Yes there is, its in the card number?

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 23:07

    I would echo Bassano's comment - get hold of iTunes support and hopefully they will be able to sort out the account information for you.

    You cna email them here: http://bit.ly/wZwbD

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 23:07

    Yes there is, its in the card number?

    True for some cards, but not all. It's a right pain.

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 23:08

    Yes there is, its in the card number?

    Not all of em, used to be

    i know NatWest don't anymore

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:08

    You cna email them here: http://bit.ly/wZwbD

    I emailed them already. I want to watch now though :P

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 23:08

    Yes there is, its in the card number?

    The first 4 numbers are irrelevant, then the sort code (6 difits) then the account number?

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 23:08

    I emailed them already. I want to watch now though :P

    YouTuube?

  • Nick05/10/2009 at 23:08

    Not all of em, used to be

    ah, i dont have one anymore, just going by memory

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:08

    The first 4 numbers are irrelevant, then the sort code (6 difits) then the account number?

    One of my cards is like this. The other isn't and the card number is just a random sequence of numbers.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:09

    YouTuube?

    This is why people watch illegally. They're making it impossible for me to pay!

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 23:10

    This is why people watch illegally. They're making it impossible for me to pay!

    They need to be listening to #mfc more :D

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 23:12

    One of my cards is like this. The other isn't and the card number is just a random sequence of numbers.

    you say random, it's not. The number has to conform to a set algorithm.

  • Alison05/10/2009 at 23:14

    you say random, it's not. The number has to conform to a set algorithm.

    Oh for pity's sake. Perhaps so but it's got nothing to do with my account information.

  • Andy Taylor05/10/2009 at 23:15

    Oh for pity's sake. Perhaps so but it's got nothing to do with my account information.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card_numbers

    ;)

  • Bassano Clapper05/10/2009 at 23:22

    I disagree with Joe that Piquet is shunned because he blew the whistle. He'sshunned because he intentionall spun in the first place. He didn't speak up in the name of honesty, he did so to hurt Flav

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/why-formula-1-should-give-nelson-piquet-a-second-chance/