It's Tuesday and that means it's time to head back to work - another weekend and another race over. After a weekend full of sport - Superleague, F1, Boat Race, Jordan Rally - it seems like we're in for a quiet few days. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to keep us amused, and here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Jake Humphrey has an excellent post-race blog, giving some insight into how the BBC copes with the changing weather conditions and how their forecasts are just as wrong as everybody elses! There's also much love for Eddie Jordan, which I can't possibly comprehend, but perhaps Jake knows something we don't.
  • I spotted a radical idea for some changes to F1 over on Mookii's blog. Scrapping qualifying altogether doesn't appeal to me as it's the best part of the weekend, but it certainly would shake up the grids a lot - similar to the way the one lap qualifying used to have quite a big effect on things.
  • Make sure you get up to date with Alex's travels as he's heading home for a well-earned break after a couple of epic weeks at the hand of Formula One. The name of the site is very appropriate as it's easy to get jealous of all the cool stuff he's doing, although I'm tired just reading about so many adventures!

That should do it for now. I hope everyone had a good Easter break, and the return to normality is not too rough. I will see you in the comments.

737 responses

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 07:57

    Let's try that again.

    Morning, folks. :)

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:06

    Morning. I am officially "outback" and still have 3G coverage!

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 08:09

    Morning. I am officially "outback" and still have 3G coverage!

    Hey Paul. 3G in the outback? Who would've thought it? :D

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:16

    Hey Paul. 3G in the outback? Who would've thought it? :D

    not me. I have 3 phones with me and full coverage with telstra, nothing with the other two carriers for 2 days.

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 08:17

    not me. I have 3 phones with me and full coverage with telstra, nothing with the other two carriers for 2 days.

    wow. that is excellent stuff. either a super-strong cellsite, or a cellsite in the middle of nowhere. :D

    how long will you be there?

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:19

    how long will you be there?

    just here for a day. I'm checking out the stuff I actually work on. That is, the rivers that run through NSW

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 08:20

    just here for a day. I'm checking out the stuff I actually work on. That is, the rivers that run through NSW

    ooh. what kind of work do you do?

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:22

    ooh. what kind of work do you do?

    well, I do the boring IT, but the business runs the Darling and Murray rivers which are the major waterways in Aus. Saw a few spectacular thunderstorms today and drove on some mud-pie roads!

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 08:24

    well, I do the boring IT, but the business runs the Darling and Murray rivers which are the major waterways in Aus. Saw a few spectacular thunderstorms today and drove on some mud-pie roads!

    That doesn't sound boring at all. That doesn't even sound like IT! :D

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:26

    That doesn't sound boring at all. That doesn't even sound like IT! :D

    ha :-). Everyone needs computers, and I run them. I just wanted to see what everyone else does. It's pretty amazing stuff. They are currently controlling flood water moving down from queensland.

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 08:32

    ha :-). Everyone needs computers, and I run them. I just wanted to see what everyone else does. It's pretty amazing stuff. They are currently controlling flood water moving down from queensland.

    Very critical stuff, from the sound of it. It does help you understand the importance of what you do. :)

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:38

    Very critical stuff, from the sound of it. It does help you understand the importance of what you do. :)

    well that's what I wanted to see. It's amazing go see the scale. There are huge water management lakes, hundreds of square kms. I now have a real appreciation for the management and modelling of water flow that is being done. This is a BIG country.

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:44

    Journeyer!!!!

    You are goning to China right? you must try to stank Ant and Crofty. We need another sidepodcast shoutout!!

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 08:45

    And by stank I mean stalk of corse (stupid iPhone)

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 09:16

    Journeyer!!!!

    You are goning to China right? you must try to stank Ant and Crofty. We need another sidepodcast shoutout!!

    Spelling all over the place there. :D

    I'll see what I can do, but I'm with my family, so it's a bit tricky. No Kangaroo makes it even more difficult for me to even hear them next weekend. Still, I do wanna text in. How do I text them? (NOTE: No UK mobile here).

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 09:21

    Morning all!

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 09:23

    Hey Lukeh.

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 09:24

    I'll see what I can do, but I'm with my family, so it's a bit tricky. No Kangaroo makes it even more difficult for me to even hear them next weekend. Still, I do wanna text in. How do I text them? (NOTE: No UK mobile here).

    fair enough, hope you have a great trip. I think the folks in the comments twittred in fir us.

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 09:27

    fair enough, hope you have a great trip. I think the folks in the comments twittred in fir us.

    You can do that for me as well! We'll be in Grandstand K. :)

  • Paul06/04/2010 at 09:31

    You can do that for me as well! We'll be in Grandstand K. :)

    woohoo. Yep.

  • Nick in Dubai06/04/2010 at 10:07

    fair enough, hope you have a great trip. I think the folks in the comments twittred in fir us.

    You can do that for me as well! We'll be in Grandstand K. :)

    You could send them an 'advance tweet' yourself?

    ;)

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 10:08

    You could send them an 'advance tweet' yourself?

    ;)

    I'm not sure if there's any WiFi there. So you're better off doing it yourselves, I'm sure. :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:27

    Morning.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:36

    Morning.

    Morning :) how is lou?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:38

    Morning :) how is lou?

    okay, flu is becoming what feels like a bad cold, with a sore throat and a bit of a chesty cough... which i can live with :) may need to go see someone about my eye though O.o

    anyways how are you? (and where is everyone?) ;)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:39

    okay, flu is becoming what feels like a bad cold, with a sore throat and a bit of a chesty cough... which i can live with :) may need to go see someone about my eye though O.o

    Least it sounds like you're getting better :)

    anyways how are you? (and where is everyone?) ;)

    I'm alright, I went over the shops to send something off but decided not to go early because the post office wasnt open yesterday. Went over at 11... literaly just got in now after queueing... ridiculous queue!! I did buy a Greggs on the way back though ;)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:41

    I'm alright, I went over the shops to send something off but decided not to go early because the post office wasnt open yesterday. Went over at 11... literaly just got in now after queueing... ridiculous queue!! I did buy a Greggs on the way back though ;)

    wow...well they say the brits are great at queueing ;)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:41

    wow...well they say the brits are great at queueing ;)

    We do it too well :)

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 10:44

    anyways how are you? (and where is everyone?) ;)

    Just got back from the work laptop. Getting ready to eat dinner. :)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 10:44

    Hello :)

    So is there a meet tomorrow? Is that what I'm hearing? I've been quite out of the loop...

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:45

    So is there a meet tomorrow? Is that what I'm hearing? I've been quite out of the loop...

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpub+Meetup:+April+2010

    hi giggles

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:45

    So is there a meet tomorrow? Is that what I'm hearing? I've been quite out of the loop...

    Yus Mr Alex, and we may kind of be depending on you to think of a good pub for us all to meet up...

    #youarelondon

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 10:45

    I'm alright, I went over the shops to send something off but decided not to go early because the post office wasnt open yesterday. Went over at 11... literaly just got in now after queueing... ridiculous queue!! I did buy a Greggs on the way back though ;)

    Ah I pulled a sly move with the Post Office and snuck in on Saturday morning when they were secretly open for 2 hours :D

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 10:45

    #youarelondon

    Aha! Right oh :) Luckily I can make it :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:46

    Just got back from the work laptop. Getting ready to eat dinner. :)

    oh goodness! of course, people have gone back to work... that would explain the silence..

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 10:46

    So is there a meet tomorrow? Is that what I'm hearing? I've been quite out of the loop...

    Yes although no-one appears to know what's going on. I think Lou was hoping you'd sort it out :P

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:46

    #youarelondon

    true story

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 10:47

    Yes although no-one appears to know what's going on. I think Lou was hoping you'd sort it out :P

    Okie doke... Where is everyone coming from?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 10:47

    Okie doke... Where is everyone coming from?

    Or rather going to... Waterloo? Victoria?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:48

    Alison is here too! *waves*

    all these people lurking :P

    Yes although no-one appears to know what's going on. I think Lou was hoping you'd sort it out :P

    well... mr c said he'd wait for Alex to choose a location...so...i was just askin ;)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:48

    Or rather going to... Waterloo? Victoria?

    I'll be going to Paddington Bear

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:49

    Or rather going to... Waterloo? Victoria?

    well i can get trains back from waterloo, charing cross and victoria, but i don't mind getting the tube...

    #lukehwillprotectme

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 10:49

    Alison is here too! *waves*

    I literally woke up about 5 minutes ago. I make a sucky lurker. I was just busy berating Nick....

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:49

    I literally woke up about 5 minutes ago. I make a sucky lurker. I was just busy berating Nick....

    :D

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 10:49

    I literally woke up about 5 minutes ago. I make a sucky lurker. I was just busy berating Nick....

    Berating Nick? Poor guy. Why?

  • Kathi06/04/2010 at 10:49

    Ah I pulled a sly move with the Post Office and snuck in on Saturday morning when they were secretly open for 2 hours :D

    WHY WON'T THEY DELIVER MY PARCEL?? I can see on the tracking page that it has been in my town since Thursday. GIVE IT TO ME!!

    Ehem, carry on, nothing to see here.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:50

    well i can get trains back from waterloo, charing cross and victoria, but i don't mind getting the tube...

    #lukehwillprotectme

    Yeah I don't mind about using tubes to get back to train station either. Plus I quite like the tube...

    #oddperson

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:50

    WHY WON'T THEY DELIVER MY PARCEL?? I can see on the tracking page that it has been in my town since Thursday. GIVE IT TO ME!!

    since thursday? that's not fair...

    *waves at Kathi* Hi

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 10:50

    Berating Nick? Poor guy. Why?

    I told him he had to vote or I'd cut all my hair off. I don't care who you vote for, but people who don't vote annoy me.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:50

    WHY WON'T THEY DELIVER MY PARCEL?? I can see on the tracking page that it has been in my town since Thursday. GIVE IT TO ME!!

    I quote one of our lovely hosts when I say "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish."

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:52

    I quote one of our lovely hosts when I say "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish."

    speaking of Christine, i haven't seen her around since they finished the recording yesterday *waves to Mr & Mrs C for when they read this comment*

  • Kathi06/04/2010 at 10:52

    *waves at Kathi* Hi

    *waves back*

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 10:52

    I wonder then if... Hmmm.... I have an idea... What about a restaurant that can deal with a lot of people and won't mind us staying there quite a while and is quite central with pubs nearby?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 10:53

    speaking of Christine, i haven't seen her around since they finished the recording yesterday *waves to Mr & Mrs C for when they read this comment*

    She did ping the daily this morning...

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:53

    speaking of Christine, i haven't seen her around since they finished the recording yesterday *waves to Mr & Mrs C for when they read this comment*

    She posted this morning, I think. That or I'm dreaming commenting again.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:53

    I wonder then if... Hmmm.... I have an idea... What about a restaurant that can deal with a lot of people and won't mind us staying there quite a while and is quite central with pubs nearby?

    Sounds good!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:53

    I wonder then if... Hmmm.... I have an idea... What about a restaurant that can deal with a lot of people and won't mind us staying there quite a while and is quite central with pubs nearby?

    sounds perfect :)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 10:54

    I can stay till 10ish now as well Alex rather than the silly 7 oclock I left at last time thanks to the later trains they added to south wales. Hurrah for trains doing something right!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:54

    She did ping the daily this morning...

    ah okay i had a quick scan of the comments this morning when i was barely conscious and there didn't seem to be many to catch up on must have missed hers.

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 10:56

    Morning all

    I told him he had to vote or I'd cut all my hair off. I don't care who you vote for, but people who don't vote annoy me.

    hahaha. thats genius. i like that

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 10:58

    Morning all

    I told him he had to vote or I'd cut all my hair off. I don't care who you vote for, but people who don't vote annoy me.

    hahaha. thats genius. i like that

    Heh! That's funny. :D

    And very timely - I was going through the latest polling figures for our election next month. They make interesting reading. One of the leading candidates slipped 4 points because there's a lot of talk of him being the secret administration candidate. He's duly denied it of course - admitting it is the kiss of death here. :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 10:58

    Morning all

    morning

  • RG06/04/2010 at 10:59

    Good...morning. Just.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:00

    Good...morning. Just.

    oooh, 11 seconds.

    Morfternoon.

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 11:00

    Good...morning. Just.

    Afternoon. You just got in by 11 seconds! Talk about buzzer-beater. :D

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 11:00

    Morfternoon.

    You mean noon. ;)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:00

    Do we have a time based meeting suggestion?

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:00

    You mean noon. ;)

    I started typing before 12, I finished after 12, I was conflicted.

  • RG06/04/2010 at 11:01

    Afternoon. You just got in by 11 seconds! Talk about buzzer-beater. :D

    Get in, I feel proud.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:01

    Do we have a time based meeting suggestion?

    6pm? 7pm? 8pm?

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:01

    Do we have a time based meeting suggestion?

    Mr C said that they would be there at 7pm, whevere it may be

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:01

    oh in goodwood related news i got an email today saying Jenson and Lewis have already confirmed their presence, as have 6 f1 teams....

    So based on previous years i'm going to assume the 6 teams are Mclaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Williams, and erm.. Sauber (seeing as BMW used to come?)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:01

    Mr C said that they would be there at 7pm, whevere it may be

    Deal... Right...

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:01

    Do we have a time based meeting suggestion?

    6pm? 7pm? 8pm?

    Mr C said 7...ish.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:02

    oh in goodwood related news i got an email today saying Jenson and Lewis have already confirmed their presence, as have 6 f1 teams....

    Blimey, 6!

    So based on previous years i'm going to assume the 6 teams are Mclaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Williams, and erm.. Sauber (seeing as BMW used to come?)

    I kinda hope it's Force India, for some reason. Them or Sauber.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:02

    Actually I hope it's Brawn GP. ;)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:03

    Actually I hope it's Brawn GP. ;)

    Suck-up!

  • RG06/04/2010 at 11:03

    So based on previous years i'm going to assume the 6 teams are Mclaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Williams, and erm.. Sauber (seeing as BMW used to come?)

    No idea. But this is one team I wouldn't mind wasting up one of last seasons cars to paint in this years livery.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:03

    Suck-up!

    What! I don't want to see Mercedes going up and down the hill in a Merc-sprayed Brawn :(

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:04

    I kinda hope it's Force India, for some reason. Them or Sauber.

    i think Force India arrived on one Sunday once,i remember Mr C talking about it. It's possible. would be lovely for some of the new teams, but i'm guessing they'd have the same problem as Brawn did last year.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:06

    Actually I hope it's Brawn GP. ;)

    haha they'll be there just... with a different livery... i may bring a can of white paint and a highlighter just in case i can get close enough to the car ;)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:06

    Suck-up!

    :D :D

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 11:07

    haha they'll be there just... with a different livery... i may bring a can of white paint and a highlighter just in case i can get close enough to the car ;)

    you may will get kicked out

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:08

    you may will get kicked out

    that may will be a problem ;)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:08

    you may will get kicked out

    I'll just say 'But I'm Amy' to get back into the F1 paddock.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:17

    Mr Grill, Mr Grill, that name again is Mr Grill...

    Signor Grilli on Goodge Street is the venue I have selected...

    It's an Italian restaurant I've been going to since 1998:

    40 Goodge Street, London

    http://bit.ly/acdc7q

    It's by Goodge Street tube on the Northern Line, or Tottenham Court Road if you're coming from a different direction.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:18

    Signor Grilli on Goodge Street is the venue I have selected...

    Goodge Street is my favourite place in London. Mainly due to epic paperchase!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:19

    Signor Grilli on Goodge Street is the venue I have selected...

    awesome!! :) thanks Giggles :)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:19

    Mr Grill, Mr Grill, that name again is Mr Grill...

    He's so much better than that Grill King!

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:20

    He's so much better than that Grill King!

    I thought you'd like that :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:20

    awesome!! :) thanks Giggles :)

    and it isn't that many stops on the underground on the way home! yay! :) perfect.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:20

    Goodge Street is my favourite place in London. Mainly due to epic paperchase!

    ooooo i love the idea of an epic paperchase.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:21

    ooooo i love the idea of an epic paperchase.

    3 floors!!!!!

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:21

    ooooo i love the idea of an epic paperchase.

    I thought Christine might like that :)

  • Nick in Dubai06/04/2010 at 11:21

    Is the sidepodmeetup tomorrow?

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 11:21

    3 floors!!!!!

    ooooh i want

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:22

    3 floors!!!!! oh my goodness!!!!! must.go.there.... #sorrylukeh.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:22

    Is the sidepodmeetup tomorrow?

    It would appear so

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:22

    3 floors!!!!! oh my goodness!!!!! must.go.there.... #sorrylukeh.

    I'm confused what is going on :)

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 11:23

    I'm confused what is going on :)

    big shop.

    lots of paper and stationary.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:23

    I'm confused what is going on :)

    we're going to papercase tomorrow... :)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:24

    Oh it's a shop!!

    I thought you were on about chasing paper, hence the confusion

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:24

    we're going to papercase tomorrow... :)

    I appear to have revealed a top secret location. I'm really not sure why they have such an amazing shop then hide it away out there.....

  • RG06/04/2010 at 11:25

    I thought you were on about chasing paper, hence the confusion

    I was thinking exactly the same. Never heard of it before in my life.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:25

    I was thinking exactly the same. Never heard of it before in my life.

    Same here. This is how lou must've felt when we talked about Greggs

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:25

    I was thinking exactly the same. Never heard of it before in my life.

    oh my goodness!! papercase is amazing!

  • Nick in Dubai06/04/2010 at 11:26

    Is the sidepodmeetup tomorrow?

    It would appear so

    Fourstar & I will be having an international sidepodmeetup here too!

  • RG06/04/2010 at 11:26

    oh my goodness!! papercase is amazing!

    There appears to be 3 stores in Newcastle/Gateshead. Shows how much I pay attention then.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 11:27

    Same here. This is how lou must've felt when we talked about Greggs

    hehe just so you know, it could possibly be harder to get me out of a 3 story papercase than it is to get me out of an apple shop...

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:27

    There appears to be 3 stores in Newcastle/Gateshead. Shows how much I pay attention then.

    There are 2 in cardiff as well, fair enough

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 11:27

    hehe just so you know, it could possibly be harder to get me out of a 3 story papercase than it is to get me out of an apple shop...

    Wuh-oh

  • Nick in Dubai06/04/2010 at 11:32

    Fourstar & I will be having an international sidepodmeetup here too!

    We are going to a Belgian bar too... (its like spa, but better :P)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:33

    We are going to a Belgian bar too... (its like spa, but better :P)

    You're going back to that awful place we couldn't get served?

  • Nick in Dubai06/04/2010 at 11:34

    You're going back to that awful place we couldn't get served?

    We missed the best part... it has a roof terrace!

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 11:34

    'sup guys, how be we?

    Has a place been agreed for the Sidepodpub meetup tomorrow? :D

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:34

    We missed the best part... it has a roof terrace!

    With more than one barman? :D

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 11:36

    Rightio anyways, I'm off out to get my haircut. Have fun folks x

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 11:36

    Rightio anyways, I'm off out to get my haircut. Have fun folks x

    Nick not voting then? ;)

    byee

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:37

    I appear to have revealed a top secret location. I'm really not sure why they have such an amazing shop then hide it away out there.....

    It's on Tottenham Court Road really... But opposite Goodge Street tube... It's a pretty neat road Tottenham Court Road... Computer shops, Habitat, Heals, Paperchase... And then the road becomes Charring Cross Road and you have all the bookshops.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 11:37

    Has a place been agreed for the Sidepodpub meetup tomorrow? :D

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpub+Meetup:+April+2010

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 11:41

    Has a place been agreed for the Sidepodpub meetup tomorrow? :D

    http://wiki.si...ub+Meetup:+April+2010

    Marvellous. Now have to beg and plead for time off work late afternoon-ish.

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 11:48

    WHY WON'T THEY DELIVER MY PARCEL?? I can see on the tracking page that it has been in my town since Thursday. GIVE IT TO ME!!

    My brother told me he sent me a parcel today. Super excited! He wouldn't tell me what it was. He is not a birthday spoiler, but apparently the customs declaration will be.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 11:50

    Has a place been agreed for the Sidepodpub meetup tomorrow? :D

    http://wiki.si...ub+Meetup:+April+2010

    Marvellous. Now have to beg and plead for time off work late afternoon-ish.

    I has the time off. Now trying to book train tickets down there and hope my Oyster card has enough money on it!!!

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 11:51

    I'll just say 'But I'm Amy' to get back into the F1 paddock.

    If that works, I would like to be informed.

    PS If Lotus are at Goodwood as part of their "we want fans to be close to us" thingy I will be SO JEALOUS OF YOU ALL.

  • Kathi06/04/2010 at 11:52

    My brother told me he sent me a parcel today. Super excited! He wouldn't tell me what it was. He is not a birthday spoiler, but apparently the customs declaration will be.

    Don't look at it. Be strong! I know exactly what is in mine and I want it now :(

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 11:53

    Don't look at it. Be strong! I know exactly what is in mine and I want it now :(

    Heh I shall try that, because I asked him what he wants for his birthday since it's a month after mine and he said "whatever you get me it won't be as cool as what I got you" so I am expecting something epic. The only hint I got was "it's not food".

    I kind of hope it arrives on my birthday, because if I have to look at it taunting me for a few days I will not have the willpower to resist.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 12:00

    Has a place been agreed for the Sidepodpub meetup tomorrow? :D

    http://wiki.si...ub+Meetup:+April+2010

    Marvellous. Now have to beg and plead for time off work late afternoon-ish.

    I has the time off. Now trying to book train tickets down there and hope my Oyster card has enough money on it!!!

    Does anybody in London have a sofa they'd be very kind enough to let me crash on overnight? I provide beer vouchers with the queen's head on in exchange! :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:13

    It's on Tottenham Court Road really... But opposite Goodge Street tube... It's a pretty neat road Tottenham Court Road... Computer shops, Habitat, Heals, Paperchase... And then the road becomes Charring Cross Road and you have all the bookshops.

    that sounds awesome, am going to have to check that out...

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 12:13

    Ooooh, has anyone informed Gavin by the way?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:14

    If that works, I would like to be informed.

    PS If Lotus are at Goodwood as part of their "we want fans to be close to us" thingy I will be SO JEALOUS OF YOU ALL.

    they'll only be there for display purposes right? they wont have a car that will be able to go up the hill :(

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:14

    Ooooh, has anyone informed Gavin by the way?

    oooh thank you for reminding me, shall do so now.

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 12:14

    Afternoon. Everyone having a good day?

    I seem to be getting a fair amount done..

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 12:15

    they'll only be there for display purposes right? they wont have a car that will be able to go up the hill :(

    A stationary Heikki is as good as a moving one :D

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 12:15

    they'll only be there for display purposes right? they wont have a car that will be able to go up the hill :(

    Hopefully Jarno and Heikki will drive some old Lotuses :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:15

    mum just came in panicing almost in tears that she'd lost her purse. I sat her down, made her a cup of tea and then found it in the car. I went outside for the first time in 5 days... it's kinda warm out there...

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 12:15

    A stationary Heikki is as good as a moving one :D

    Sounds like his Mclaren career

    #imsosorryamy

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 12:15

    mum just came in panicing almost in tears that she'd lost her purse. I sat her down, made her a cup of tea and then found it in the car. I went outside for the first time in 5 days... it's kinda warm out there...

    it is! im going karting!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:16

    A stationary Heikki is as good as a moving one :D

    will he come though? when the force india arrived there were no drivers, just a few members of the team. if he does turn up i promise i'll be there to get pics for you )

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:17

    it is! im going karting!

    awesome!! :)

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 12:17

    will he come though? when the force india arrived there were no drivers, just a few members of the team. if he does turn up i promise i'll be there to get pics for you )

    who knows, all I know is Lotus go on and on and on about fan access :D Is Goodwood near where Lotus is based?

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 12:18

    awesome!! :)

    I got to sleep at 4am and woke up at 8.30, i think its fair to say my rents suggested it just so im tired and will sleep tonight!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:30

    who knows, all I know is Lotus go on and on and on about fan access :D Is Goodwood near where Lotus is based?

    well teams usually run the previous years car with the current livery to try fool us ;) Last year Brawn didn't have a car to run up the hill as they couldn't run the current one up the hill due to testing regs? they needed to purchase special tyres?... or something. Would be awesome for Lotus to go though, i wonder if the livery looks less like a soup can in real life ;)

    Lotus is based in Norfolk? Goodwood is in Chichester they aren't exactly next door to each other but it wouldn't be impossible for them to get there.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:30

    I got to sleep at 4am and woke up at 8.30, i think its fair to say my rents suggested it just so im tired and will sleep tonight!

    hehehe

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:31

    I got to sleep at 4am and woke up at 8.30, i think its fair to say my rents suggested it just so im tired and will sleep tonight!

    where are you karting? buckmore park? (it's the only karting circuit i know.. am trying to take an interest.. lol)

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 12:34

    i wonder if the livery looks less like a soup can in real life ;)

    it doesn't look like a soup can in person, it's very pretty :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 12:35

    it doesn't look like a soup can in person, it's very pretty :D

    hehe i'll have to tell Em, she's convinced he drives a soup can, although apparently him driving for Lotus means she likes him more... lol

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 12:42

    afternoon everyone,

    just thought i'd step in for splash and go (see what i did there?)

    ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 12:53

    hmmmmm... quiet

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 12:54

    hmmmmm... quiet

    Just got back from a meeting. :D No one else here, though, I guess.

    How's it going?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 12:54

    not too bad - just waiting out lunch

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 12:54

    how's thing's your way?

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 12:57

    how's thing's your way?

    painfully slow Internet makes it a pain to work. otherwise, i'm good. :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 13:01

    Emma is at Silverstone today... i wanna go to Silverstone too.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 13:03

    I rather be at Silverstone than work

    :(

    I'd rather be at home having tea than be at work

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 13:03

    anyhoo - must head back to the grind

    shall be back this evening at some stage

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 13:04

    I'd rather be at home having tea than be at work

    I'm at home... working. Just an hour to go, though. ;)

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 13:04

    anyhoo - must head back to the grind

    shall be back this evening at some stage

    see ya Leigh.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 13:05

    anyhoo - must head back to the grind

    shall be back this evening at some stage

    see ya

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 13:19

    Timo's car is gonna be called Virginia according to his facebook, no idea what Delicious' car is though.

    #nothere

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 13:23

    Timo's car is gonna be called Virginia according to his facebook, no idea what Delicious' car is though.

    It's Virginia and Veronica, it seems

    http://www.virginracing.com/get-involved/66/name-the-cars

  • lou06/04/2010 at 13:35

    It's Virginia and Veronica, it seems

    riiighht....

  • RG06/04/2010 at 13:38

    It's Virginia and Veronica, it seems

    Highway to Hell is still a much better name for Timo's Car. (He's an AC/DC fan so it makes sense)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 13:40

    Highway to Hell is still a much better name for Timo's Car. (He's an AC/DC fan so it makes sense)

    Gutted they didn't go for Barry Chuckle and Paul Chuckle.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:31

    Gutted they didn't go for Barry Chuckle and Paul Chuckle.

    :)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:39

    So should I buy an iPad on ebay from the states? I really would like to...

    It would be bad though wouldn't it?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 14:41

    So should I buy an iPad on ebay from the states? I really would like to...

    don't you want to get a 3G one though?

  • Lisa06/04/2010 at 14:41

    So should I buy an iPad on ebay from the states? I really would like to...

    It would be bad though wouldn't it?

    I'm trying to talk my husband out of doing something similar. Have you seen the reports of charging and connection problems?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:43

    don't you want to get a 3G one though?

    I want... erm... both ;)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:43

    I'm trying to talk my husband out of doing something similar. Have you seen the reports of charging and connection problems?

    The charging stuff makes sense which is that you have to have a high wattage USB port (you can't use a hub or an older macbook)

    Not sure about the connection problems though... I don't think I've heard about that.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:44

    I want... erm... both ;)

    Or rather Kat and I both want one I think.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 14:44

    Or rather Kat and I both want one I think.

    :D so Kat gets the wifi one and you the 3G one? ;)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:45

    :D so Kat gets the wifi one and you the 3G one? ;)

    I think so :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 14:45

    I think so :)

    hehe when is it released in the UK?

  • Lisa06/04/2010 at 14:46

    Not sure about the connection problems though... I don't think I've heard about that.

    People are saying it doesn't keep the wi-fi connection very well.

    New iPad owners have posted comments on Apple forums claiming that their wi-fi was poor or fluctuating, where other internet devices worked well.

    http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article7088939.ece

    Although the Times seem to have been forum-trolling for this news, but I did read the same thing on someone else's review.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 14:52

    hehe when is it released in the UK?

    They haven't announced it yet but it's rumored to be on the 24th of April... I'll be in Italy at the time.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 14:54

    They haven't announced it yet but it's rumored to be on the 24th of April... I'll be in Italy at the time.

    so... if you order it from ebay you'll get it before you go? (and wont have to wait hours in line at an apple store).. :)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 15:03

    so... if you order it from ebay you'll get it before you go? (and wont have to wait hours in line at an apple store).. :)

    Yeah...

    Here's what Kat said...

    Why would you buy an iPad on ebay? Just wait, for Pete’s sake. It’s only a fortnight and you can get one before the bank holiday weekend, and have all 3 days to play with it. Except when I have it, of course. ;)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:05

    Why would you buy an iPad on ebay? Just wait, for Pete’s sake. It’s only a fortnight and you can get one before the bank holiday weekend, and have all 3 days to play with it. Except when I have it, of course. ;)

    that's very true. I'll buy many things from ebay, but more really anything expensive like cameras, ipods or anything. Plu i hear buying things from the apple store is awesome :D

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 15:10

    Gah! It's so frustrating how one day you can write an entire chapter, the next day you can barely muster up a paragraph :(

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:13

    Gah! It's so frustrating how one day you can write an entire chapter, the next day you can barely muster up a paragraph :(

    :(

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 15:17

    Gah! It's so frustrating how one day you can write an entire chapter, the next day you can barely muster up a paragraph :(

    Quick... we need good news to cheer you up... casts about....

    aha... Katherine is considering joining us tomorrow!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 15:17

    aha... Katherine is considering joining us tomorrow!

    Yay!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:18

    aha... Katherine is considering joining us tomorrow!

    yay!!! :D I text Gavin and his wife if coming too :) i'm feeling much more normal today... i apologise if i make you all ill though...

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 15:20

    Hello all, back from the Isle of Wight. Thanks to Alex for sorting out a venue for tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting you all there. Will be in town all day so if anyone wants to meet up earlier (or spend all day in Paperchase) let me know.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:31

    hey Janna, did you have a nice time?

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 15:34

    hey Janna, did you have a nice time?

    Yes thanks. I went to see my Mum as I haven't seen her since Christmas. Was good to have some home cooking ;)

  • RG06/04/2010 at 15:36

    Hellllo Janna, did the weather end up improving?

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 15:38

    Hellllo Janna, did the weather end up improving?

    It did thanks. Was lovely & sunny for Easter Day and for shopping yesterday. Am hoping it stays nice all week.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:40

    Yes thanks. I went to see my Mum as I haven't seen her since Christmas. Was good to have some home cooking ;)

    that sounds lovely :)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 15:43

    I have survived. My hair is much nicer :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:44

    I have survived. My hair is much nicer :D

    :) did you get a bob in the end ;)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 15:44

    :) did you get a bob in the end ;)

    No. I got about 10cm off it. It's still shockingly long!

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 15:44

    :) did you get a bob in the end ;)

    She surely doesn't need a Bob... She already has a Nick

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:45

    No. I got about 10cm off it. It's still shockingly long!

    wow!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 15:45

    She surely doesn't need a Bob... She already has a Nick

    hehe

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 15:47

    She surely doesn't need a Bob... She already has a Nick

    It's hard to believe, but that's not the first time that joke has been made today :D

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 15:48

    It's hard to believe, but that's not the first time that joke has been made today :D

    Drat!

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 15:49

    It's hard to believe, but that's not the first time that joke has been made today :D

    And from here in the comments too, no? Steven, I think. :D

    Hi all.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 15:49

    wow!

    Yeah I couldn't quite get away with a Lady Godiva anymore but it's still long hair. I'm pretty sure he won't kill me.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 15:53

    Oh my goodness, 21 years of my life and I've been eating bananas the wrong way. My life is a lie!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJV56WUDng

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 15:54

    It would be fair to say that that video has blown my mind.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 15:57

    It would be fair to say that that video has blown my mind.

    Insane! :(

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 15:57

    It would be fair to say that that video has blown my mind.

    :lol: It would be fair to say that I hope never to use that knowledge as I really don't like bananas ;)

  • Journeyer06/04/2010 at 15:57

    Oh my goodness, 21 years of my life and I've been eating bananas the wrong way. My life is a lie!

    All this time, I've been opening it from the WRONG end?! Madness!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 15:57

    :lol: It would be fair to say that I hope never to use that knowledge as I really don't like bananas ;)

    I love bananas! I never ever ever realised they were opened like that!

  • RG06/04/2010 at 15:59

    I love bananas! I never ever ever realised they were opened like that!

    It seems so obvious now.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 16:00

    It would be fair to say that that video has blown my mind.

    that's brilliant... but i now want to eat a banana... and we don't have any.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 16:00

    that's brilliant... but i now want to eat a banana... and we don't have any.

    I have tried it on 2 bananas since viewing. I wanted to make sure, and the first bananas was so yummy, I wanted another one.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:02

    ZOMG it works!! It's so easy!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 16:02

    ZOMG it works!! It's so easy!

    I know!

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:03

    Afternoon all

    Bassano: 1

    O2 UK: -77.53

    After one hour of call centre hell

    Credit refund FTW!

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:04

    Credit refund FTW!

    Wooooo!! So so satisfying. I love arguments like that

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:04

    Wooooo!! So so satisfying. I love arguments like that

    Of course, I don't believe them. Not until my text confirmation comes through

    But for now, I wallow in pride :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:07

    They basically just admitted that, they're not aware of a roaming data limit that a customer can request [as advertised on their website] and set up for me last month, before travelling

    And

    They are unable to stop data whilst abroad when that limit is reached

    £77.53 in data will be refunded :D

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:07

    Of course, I don't believe them. Not until my text confirmation comes through

    But for now, I wallow in pride :)

    I got in a big row with vodafone a few years back about the wrong tariff that they'd put me on. They had been overbilling me but a couple of times that made me overdrawn. I was a student at the time and pretty financially feckless so tbh that wasn't really their fault but I ended up getting all my charges refunded too despite the fact that my bank already took pity on me :D

    Winner. I think I like to argue a little bit too much.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:08

    Winner. I think I like to argue a little bit too much.

    When they have done wrong, it's worth it

    Injustice through corporate shoddiness is not to be ignored

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:09

    Winner. I think I like to argue a little bit too much.

    But yeah, it's fun too, when you're winning and you know you are right ;)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:10

    They tried to get me to cancel my Direct Debit and then set it up again

    How foolish do they think I am?

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:11

    But yeah, it's fun too, when you're winning and you know you are right ;)

    Yeah :)

    Fun times. I don't start arguments over nothing but I also wouldn't let something drop because they said no.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:12

    Fun times. I don't start arguments over nothing but I also wouldn't let something drop because they said no.

    I once refused to end a conversation because a team leader was unavailable and 'would call me back'

    It was free, I had a speaker phone with LOADS of time

    I can be quite patient & hard-headed when I want to be

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:13

    How foolish do they think I am?

    Hehehe very. My flatmate and I both had this same introductory deal thing that just hadn't gone through properly on their computer and were both overbilled. She rang up and let them just give her £15 as they said she'd "used the extra"

    I end up with £90 plus free phone usage for 3 months. It's just about not getting fobbed off.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:15

    On the other side of it, if I'm at work and people complain about pathetic things and want their money back, I can be very unsympathetic.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:15

    I end up with £90 plus free phone usage for 3 months. It's just about not getting fobbed off.

    Indeed

    In fact O2 should have only refunded above the £40 limit but they are giving me back ALL of the data charges! Fools

    [Will believe it when I see it though]

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:16

    On the other side of it, if I'm at work and people complain about pathetic things and want their money back, I can be very unsympathetic.

    Absolutely, I don't moan about trivial things

    It needs to be important for me to take it further

  • Kathi06/04/2010 at 16:16
  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:16

    Oh my goodness, 21 years of my life and I've been eating bananas the wrong way. My life is a lie!

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=nBJV56WUDng

    I'm speechless about Banana peeling BTW

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:17

    The Jordan rally was quite dusty :)

    Yup, I'd say!

    Nice pic

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:21

    In fact O2 should have only refunded above the £40 limit but they are giving me back ALL of the data charges! Fools

    Capping charges never works properly though. Can't trust the computers or the people to tell the computer the right thing.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:22

    Capping charges never works properly though. Can't trust the computers or the people to tell the computer the right thing.

    Which is why they shouldn't offer it but are probably legally obliged to

    Also why I never worried about my impending massive bill

  • Alianora La Canta06/04/2010 at 16:28

    Capping charges never works properly though. Can't trust the computers or the people to tell the computer the right thing.

    Which is why they shouldn't offer it but are probably legally obliged to {Comment #229}

    They're not legally obliged to cap (or set charges for exceeding the cap - other penalties are available to them if they set any at all, provided any penalty that is used is laid out in the contract) but it does stop people from attempting to download the entire internet in one go or anything similar on a standard mobile connection. It also makes it easier for the phone companies to plan the communications loads and make sure they have the infrastructure to cope without too many people complaining about slow/failed connections.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:28

    So should I buy an iPad on ebay from the states? I really would like to...

    I had read somewhere that there may be Applecare issues

    Can't verify though

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:30

    It also makes it easier for the phone companies to plan the communications loads and make sure they have the infrastructure to cope without too many people complaining about slow/failed connections.

    Well in this instance, they admitted that they have no way of enforcing it

    May be iPhone specific, I don't know

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:35

    Oh good! I found Nick's James Allen book. I spent ages looking for it ages, I thought I'd lost it.....

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:36

    Oh good! I found Nick's James Allen book. I spent ages looking for it ages, I thought I'd lost it.....

    This may be a silly question but would it not be ideal for him to store his crap at his Dad's house?

    Especially, it being a lot closer to major international airports than your place :)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:38

    This may be a silly question but would it not be ideal for him to store his crap at his Dad's house?

    He ordered the book on the internet and had it posted to me.... I think he intended me to come see him first, lazy boy :D

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:41

    He ordered the book on the internet and had it posted to me.... I think he intended me to come see him first, lazy boy :D

    At least he now has something to read on the way back

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:42

    Q: If a sentence has had a euphemism applied, has it been euphemised?

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:43

    At least he now has something to read on the way back

    True true. I think he should bring me his book that I wanted to borrow! The cheek of him telling me I wouldn't look after a book....

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:43

    Q: If a sentence has had a euphemism applied, has it been euphemised?

    It would so :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:44

    True true. I think he should bring me his book that I wanted to borrow! The cheek of him telling me I wouldn't look after a book....

    In that case, I think he should bring you two!

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:45

    In that case, I think he should bring you two!

    I think the fact that I thought I'd lost his book wasn't helping my case :D There was a reason. Something silly about his sister..... I'm sure lending a book to your gf is a suitable reason for you not to be in possession of something though!

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:49

    I'm sure lending a book to your gf is a suitable reason for you not to be in possession of something though!

    I concur

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:51

    On the other side of it, if I'm at work and people complain about pathetic things and want their money back, I can be very unsympathetic.

    Reminds me of the T-shirt I bought in Cape Town

    In Afrikaans, it says: "I'm sorry to hear about all your crap"

    #SelfCensored

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:51

    I concur

    Hehe I realise I'm mean about him all the time though. He is nice to me really. Maybe I should make a resolution to be less nasty :D

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:52

    Hehe I realise I'm mean about him all the time though.

    No, it's perfectly acceptable as long as it's funny :)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 16:52

    No, it's perfectly acceptable as long as it's funny :)

    If he spoke about me like that, I'd tell him to do one.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 16:56

    Darren Heath's photos and blog are up!

    http://www.darrenheath.com/season/2010/malaysia-2010/image-gallery

    his photos are incredible as always.

    http://www.darrenheath.com/season/2010/malaysia-2010/blog/something-completely-different

    his blog about Seb is kinda interesting too.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 16:59

    his photos are incredible as always.

    He does take a pretty decent polaroid, I'll give him that

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:00

    Hi all

    Just looking at the Darren Heath slideshow. Anyone know why Schumacher's rear right tyre has a strip pattern?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:02

    Just looking at the Darren Heath slideshow. Anyone know why Schumacher's rear right tyre has a strip pattern?

    Well spotted, very odd

    Trying to think of a reason, nothing obvious springs to mind

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:03

    Just looking at the Darren Heath slideshow. Anyone know why Schumacher's rear right tyre has a strip pattern?

    his front right has it too

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:03

    Hi all

    And Hi Steven

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:04

    Hi all

    Hey

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:04

    Trying to think of a reason, nothing obvious springs to mind

    Mormally I can dream a theory up for anything but I am clueless on this one

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:04

    Mormally I can dream a theory up for anything but I am clueless on this one

    Normally even

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:05

    Mormally I can dream a theory up for anything but I am clueless on this one

    Initially, I thought - stickers?

    But I don't recall seeing those for years

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 17:05

    hi guys. i have my train tickets for tomorrow, i am buzzing. will be in london around 3pm. is that too early?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:05

    Normally even

    Mormally sounds better :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:05

    hi guys. i have my train tickets for tomorrow, i am buzzing. will be in london around 3pm. is that too early?

    For the pub?

    That's a silly question :D

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:06

    Anyone fancy printing a building? It's just like stereo lithography except it makes buildings.

    http://www.nextnature.net/2009/05/how-to-print-a-building/

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:06

    hehehe Darren Heath replied to me again! *bounces up and down* eeek! :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:06

    Initially, I thought - stickers?

    But I don't recall seeing those for years

    They don't do stickers any more.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:06

    hehehe Darren Heath replied to me again! *bounces up and down* eeek! :)

    New BFF

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:06

    They don't do stickers any more.

    That's what I thought

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:06

    hehehe Darren Heath replied to me again! *bounces up and down* eeek! :)

    You are so well connected. What did he say?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:07

    Anyone fancy printing a building? It's just like stereo lithography except it makes buildings.

    That's too freaky, had to close that before mind explosion

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:07

    New BFF

    :D hehehe he's in london atm... luckily i'm too ill to go wondering round tomorrow aimlessly looking for him.. :P

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:08

    You are so well connected. What did he say?

    i just said i liked his pics and he said

    '@f1_lou Thanks so much. I'm trying to enjoy some time in London before thinking about China!'

    will ask him about the tyres though...

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:08

    will ask him about the tyres though...

    Oh yes, please do

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:08

    That's too freaky, had to close that before mind explosion

    I heard it earlier on a Giz Wiz. Itwould be great if instead of sand they could use moon rock or Mars rock

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:09

    will ask him about the tyres though...

    Thanks Lou.

    Send him a couple of your photos and ask for advice.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:10

    Send him a couple of your photos and ask for advice.

    i emailed him a few years ago and he was very nice, i then emailed him last year and he didn't reply, shall email again once i have some better pics to show him :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:11

    For those who missed it on Sunday the Wonders of the slar system repeat is on at 7pm

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:12

    For those who missed it on Sunday the Wonders of the slar system repeat is on at 7pm

    Not your day for typos is it?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:12

    i emailed him a few years ago and he was very nice, i then emailed him last year and he didn't reply, shall email again once i have some better pics to show him :)

    You know the Mike Gascoyne theory now so that gives you permission to bug anyone connected to F1

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:12

    Not your day for typos is it?

    I don't know. I seem to be keeping up my quota

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:13

    You know the Mike Gascoyne theory now so that gives you permission to bug anyone connected to F1

    ?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:13

    I don't know. I seem to be keeping up my quota

    :lol:

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:14

    You know the Mike Gascoyne theory now so that gives you permission to bug anyone connected to F1

    yes yes, i know, will do :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:15

    You know the Mike Gascoyne theory now so that gives you permission to bug anyone connected to F1

    He says if someone writes to him asking how to get into F1 he bins their request. If they write again he does the same. If they write a third time he knows they are serious so he will take an interest in them

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:16

    He says if someone writes to him asking how to get into F1 he bins their request. If they write again he does the same. If they write a third time he knows they are serious so he will take an interest in them

    Ah yes, I remember that

    From the Lotus podcast, was it?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:16

    This is odd but...

    Do nails grow faster as you get older or even in the summer?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:16

    He says if someone writes to him asking how to get into F1 he bins their request. If they write again he does the same. If they write a third time he knows they are serious so he will take an interest in them

    To me that says if you are trying to get into F1 you bug everyone constantly until someone decides it is easier to help you than deal with the spam

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:17

    eeeekkk!!

    '@f1_lou Well spotted! They're a used set of tyres that the Bridgestone technicians have checked the wear of before re-fitting to the car.'

    :D

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 17:17

    @bassano: great minds think alike!!

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:17

    Ah yes, I remember that

    From the Lotus podcast, was it?

    Could be. It certainly was something that was broadcast in the past few weeks.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:17

    Do nails grow faster as you get older or even in the summer?

    I don't know anything about it specifically but I'd guess it was mostly to do with diet and hormones?

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:18

    @bassano: great minds think alike!!

    What are the two of you watching??

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:18

    This is odd but...

    Do nails grow faster as you get older or even in the summer?

    Not sure. My nails and hair grow at a ridiculous rate and are not slowing down any. Hard to say if they are speeding up though

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:19

    What are the two of you watching??

    Nothing

    I think it was the 'is 3pm too early for the meet-up?' Q

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:19

    eeeekkk!!

    '@f1_lou Well spotted! They're a used set of tyres that the Bridgestone technicians have checked the wear of before re-fitting to the car.'

    :D

    link - https://twitter.com/F1Photographer/status/11708711556

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:19

    I think it was the 'is 3pm too early for the meet-up?' Q

    Aaaaaah! I was confused about the nails :D

  • Lisa06/04/2010 at 17:20

    Do nails grow faster as you get older or even in the summer?

    Theoretically, they should grow faster in summer, as I think the sunlight helps. Could be wrong though..

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:20

    link - https://twitte...er/status/11708711556

    Well done Lou and thanks Darren

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:20

    eeeekkk!!

    '@f1_lou Well spotted! They're a used set of tyres that the Bridgestone technicians have checked the wear of before re-fitting to the car.'

    :D

    I am even more curious now. How would that put stripes on them? Slicks have little holes in them for that. They are like 3mm holes in the tread and they use a depth gauge. You should question that. Makes you sound like you know a lot.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:20

    Theoretically, they should grow faster in summer, as I think the sunlight helps. Could be wrong though..

    This needs some research

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:21

    Theoretically, they should grow faster in summer, as I think the sunlight helps. Could be wrong though..

    Why would sunlight help? Nail formation happens in the cubicle.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:21

    Why would sunlight help? Nail formation happens in the cubicle.

    Typing FAIL

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:22

    I am even more curious now. How would that put stripes on them? Slicks have little holes in them for that. They are like 3mm holes in the tread and they use a depth gauge. You should question that. Makes you sound like you know a lot.

    wow.... i will erm... ask him a simple version of that... i'm uber excited he tweeted me twice in one day! :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:22

    Why would sunlight help? Nail formation happens in the cubicle.

    Typing FAIL

    But a very funny one

    Thinking of cubicles with little curtains below the nail line ;)

  • Lisa06/04/2010 at 17:22

    Why would sunlight help? Nail formation happens in the cubicle.

    Increased Vitamin D levels was my thinking.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:22

    Why would sunlight help? Nail formation happens in the cubicle.

    Clearly I am not making enough rtpos so thanks for helping out.

    I love the idea of going into a cubicle and coming out with longer nails

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 17:23

    This may help the fingernail discussion http://www.azteenmagazine.com/nail-care.php?article=321

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:23

    Increased Vitamin D levels was my thinking.

    There could be something in that but I am not sure why

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:23

    Has anyone ever got a decent reply from WikiAnswers?

    It's terrible, they must pay google a lot of money

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:24

    I have a physiology textbook lying on the floor. Are you really curious about the nails, I could go and pick it up....

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 17:25

    This may help the fingernail discussion http://www.azteenmagazine.com/nail-care.php?article=321

    The bit I find most interesting is that they grow fastest on your dominant hand

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:25

    This may help the fingernail discussion http://www.azteenmagazine.com/nail-care.php?article=321

    I think they are very confused

    Growth occurs from the moon

    I think the cubicle is more likely ;)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:25

    "Activities that increase blood flow to the fingernails may stimulate nail growth. Some activities that may do this include frequent typing"

    i.e. A lot of commenting ;)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:25

    The bit I find most interesting is that they grow fastest on your dominant hand

    I guess that's to do with more efficient blood flow.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:25

    I have a physiology textbook lying on the floor. Are you really curious about the nails, I could go and pick it up....

    We need info on this.

  • Lisa06/04/2010 at 17:26

    There could be something in that but I am not sure why

    Me either. I just know that my hair and nails grow a lot faster in the summer, or when I am abroad in the sun. I don't know the reason, so I just figured it was the sun.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:26

    Growth occurs from the moon

    I think the cubicle is more likely ;)

    :lol:

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 17:26

    @alison: am on mobile doohickey, was responding to bassanos reply that 3pm is never too early to arrive at a pub. how did the haircut go? please tell me there are before and after pics on drop.io

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:26

    They did agree with me though in that it's mainly to do with nutrition.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:26

    "Activities that increase blood flow to the fingernails may stimulate nail growth. Some activities that may do this include frequent typing"

    i.e. A lot of commenting ;)

    So Mr C and his doohickey are responsible for there being more finger nails in the world.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:26

    @alison: am on mobile doohickey, was responding to bassanos reply that 3pm is never too early to arrive at a pub. how did the haircut go? please tell me there are before and after pics on drop.io

    Sorry! I could take an after pic I guess.....

  • RG06/04/2010 at 17:26

    Me either. I just know that my hair and nails grow a lot faster in the summer, or when I am abroad in the sun. I don't know the reason, so I just figured it was the sun.

    Of all the topics that can be talked about on sidepodcast, the growth of nails has to be one of the things I least expected, ever.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:27

    So Mr C and his doohickey are responsible for there being more finger nails in the world.

    longer fingernails... ;)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:27

    They did agree with me though in that it's mainly to do with nutrition.

    So, in the last week or two, my nutrition has been good?

    All I done is eat less crisps and chocolate

    Who knew?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:27

    "Activities that increase blood flow to the fingernails may stimulate nail growth. Some activities that may do this include frequent typing"

    Does that mean that one finger typists have longer nails on their typing finger?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:27

    *I've

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:27

    Me either. I just know that my hair and nails grow a lot faster in the summer, or when I am abroad in the sun. I don't know the reason, so I just figured it was the sun.

    You probably just notice it more. Either that or you eat more fruit in the summer (I know I do) and so have more nutrients available for such things.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:28

    So Mr C and his doohickey are responsible for there being more finger nails in the world.

    He's so gonna hear that later

    I think it needs to be tweeted

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:28

    longer fingernails... ;)

    I was thinking of volume of finger nails rather than people having another two finger nails

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:29

    So Mr C and his doohickey are responsible for there being more finger nails in the world.

    Best.

    Comment.

    EVAR

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:29

    I was thinking of volume of finger nails rather than people having another two finger nails

    But do we know if longer fingernails are as thick?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:31

    Of all the topics that can be talked about on sidepodcast, the growth of nails has to be one of the things I least expected, ever.

    It's a weird place sometimes, that's why we love it here

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 17:31

    But do we know if longer fingernails are as thick?

    These always looked thick but I'm sure I read the other day that she'd broken them

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:32

    So Mr C and his doohickey are responsible for there being more finger nails in the world.

    Best.

    Comment.

    EVAR

    Is the comments of the year wiki running for 2010?

  • RG06/04/2010 at 17:32

    Is the comments of the year wiki running for 2010?

    Its somewhere on there.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:33

    But do we know if longer fingernails are as thick?

    These always looked thick but I'm sure I read the other day that she'd broken them

    Grim, grim, grim

    Needs a warning! :D

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 17:33

    These always looked thick but I'm sure I read the other day that she'd broken them

    Eurgh! I was kinda thinking, nails that grew longer, quicker are unlikely to be as strong and thick as slower growing nails. I'm pretty sure they're not. Slow growth usually adds to strength. Maybe it's just that the nail is less dense though, not actually thinner.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:33

    Is the comments of the year wiki running for 2010?

    Not sure if their is a page yet but it should be. No-one has said we are not doing it any more. We need to pick up more of these

  • RG06/04/2010 at 17:34

    Not sure if their is a page yet but it should be. No-one has said we are not doing it any more. We need to pick up more of these

    et voila

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Best+Comment+of+the+Year+2010

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:35

    Not sure if their is a page yet but it should be. No-one has said we are not doing it any more. We need to pick up more of these

    Which sorta reminds me.

    Every GP I think "there should be a 'Hobbs'ism's' page" (well, you get the idea). He usually says at least one thing per session that makes me think "wow, I can't believe he just said that on television!"

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:36

    Every GP I think "there should be a 'Hobbs'ism's' page" (well, you get the idea). He usually says at least one thing per session that makes me think "wow, I can't believe he just said that on television!"

    Start a wiki page for it and mention it in the comments

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:37

    Someone just sent me this:

    Light travels faster than sound.

    That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak

    :lol:

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:38

    Someone just sent me this:

    Light travels faster than sound.

    That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak

    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:38

    Who is Hobbs?

    Speed TV commentator?

  • Kathi06/04/2010 at 17:38

    Lou, you've got mail (on the wiki)

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:39

    Who is Hobbs?

    Speed TV commentator?

    Correct.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hobbs_(racing_driver)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:39

    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

    I do like that

    Also:

    Never argue with an idiot

    They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience

  • RG06/04/2010 at 17:39

    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

    I saw someone say that the other day on twitter, I liked it.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:41

    Lou, you've got mail (on the wiki)

    i just that moment logged onto the wiki to check for updates, that was scary, but oddly brilliant :D hehe have replied ;)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:41

    Any sign of Mr C or Christine lately?

    I have a request

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 17:43

    Any sign of Mr C or Christine lately?

    I have a request

    Christine commented at 8:45 this morning when she posted the new daily. That is her only comment

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 17:43

    Any sign of Mr C or Christine lately?

    I have a request

    No... I don't think they are that excited by F1 at the moment... Certainly not judging by the change to the meetup page Christine made earlier ;)

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpub+Meetup:+April+2010

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:44

    No... I don't think they are that excited by F1 at the moment... Certainly not judging by the change to the meetup page Christine made earlier ;)

    Since when are most of the meet-ups about F1?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:44

    No... I don't think they are that excited by F1 at the moment... Certainly not judging by the change to the meetup page Christine made earlier ;)

    oh no!! but i have something for them! :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 17:46

    Hey everyone,

    What goes on?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 17:47

    oh no!! but i have something for them! :(

    Yes shame that :( I only convinced Katherine to come because I felt with the current situation it would be very unlikely F1 would be discussed at all!

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:47

    Do nails grow faster as you get older or even in the summer?

    It's cheese!

    Apparently, protein helps growth

    I've had a lot of cheese this week

    Cheese makes your nails grow faster

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:47

    No... I don't think they are that excited by F1 at the moment... Certainly not judging by the change to the meetup page Christine made earlier ;)

    Since when are most of the meet-ups about F1?

    My wife and I ran a fansite for hsx.com way back in the day, did it for like 10 years. I can totally understand getting burnt out on the subject.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:47

    Yes shame that :( I only convinced Katherine to come because I felt with the current situation it would be very unlikely F1 would be discussed at all!

    :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 17:48

    How does one change their meeting status - I will most likely be around

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 17:48

    Yes shame that :( I only convinced Katherine to come because I felt with the current situation it would be very unlikely F1 would be discussed at all!

    But of course it's their perogative and it's a long way from Rockall...

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 17:49

    My wife and I ran a fansite for hsx.com way back in the day, did it for like 10 years. I can totally understand getting burnt out on the subject.

    I don't think they got burned out... I think they're more upset the thing they like ran away from them.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 17:49

    How does one change their meeting status - I will most likely be around

    Err, turn up?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:49

    But of course it's their perogative and it's a long way from Rockall...

    yeah that's very true, looooong way for a weekday.

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:50

    I don't think they got burned out... I think they're more upset the thing they like ran away from them.

    yeah, I can relate to that, too :(.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 17:51

    Err, turn up?

    Good point

    I don't think they got burned out... I think they're more upset the thing they like ran away from them.

    I think I'm too enthusiastic about motorsports to burn out, but I'll try to keep the car chatter to a possible minimum.

    Doctor Who though........

    :)

  • jpancoast06/04/2010 at 17:53

    I don't think they got burned out... I think they're more upset the thing they like ran away from them.

    yeah, I can relate to that, too :(.

    On the other hand, I gained quite a few lifelong friends from working on that site.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:54

    what was it Christine said the other day? 'if you can't say anything positive....' she does have a point. much love to mr and mrs c

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 17:54

    I think I'm too enthusiastic about motorsports to burn out, but I'll try to keep the car chatter to a possible minimum.

    Doctor Who though........

    :)

    Would be great if you can come, Dr Who chat may be on the agenda ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 17:55

    Would be great if you can come, Dr Who chat may be on the agenda ;)

    Careful now - I'm an original series nut too!!

    :)

  • Chris06/04/2010 at 17:57

    Hey all

    Would be great if you can come, Dr Who chat may be on the agenda ;)

    Careful now - I'm an original series nut too!!

    :)

    Sadly, I can't come now. Can't get the time off work :( . Sorry!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:57

    OMG!!! eeeekkk!! He replied again!!

    '@f1_lou The techs4 scrape small strips of rubber from the tyre so as to perform their tests.Where they scraped is what you see in the shot.'

    eeeeeeekkkkk!!! :D :D :D

    link - https://twitter.com/F1Photographer/status/11710432465

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 17:58

    OMG!!! eeeekkk!! He replied again!!

    '@f1_lou The techs4 scrape small strips of rubber from the tyre so as to perform their tests.Where they scraped is what you see in the shot.'

    eeeeeeekkkkk!!! :D :D :D

    link - https://twitte...er/status/11710432465

    Darren Heath?? Good stuff

  • Chris06/04/2010 at 17:58

    OMG!!! eeeekkk!! He replied again!!

    Yay!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 17:59

    Darren Heath?? Good stuff

    we've as good as had a convo! :) ehehe

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 17:59

    Sadly, I can't come now. Can't get the time off work :( . Sorry!

    Sorry won't meet you, perhaps another time.

  • RG06/04/2010 at 18:00

    we've as good as had a convo! :) ehehe

    Lou - connected with the stars.

  • Chris06/04/2010 at 18:00

    Sadly, I can't come now. Can't get the time off work :( . Sorry!

    Sorry won't meet you, perhaps another time.

    I'll be at Goodwood and Belgium, so I hope so!

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:01

    Eonders of the Solar system now with the former pop star bloke on BBC2

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:01

    Lou - connected with the stars.

    Imagine:

    So, I was chatting to Joe Saward about the photos I took of him and I was telling him about this conversation with Darren Heath about tyre wear tests"

    :D

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:02

    Eonders of the Solar system now with the former pop star bloke on BBC2

    That's a great word!

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:02

    '@f1_lou The techs4 scrape small strips of rubber from the tyre so as to perform their tests.Where they scraped is what you see in the shot.'

    Interesting but also confusing. how does that tell them wear rate? They could examine the strips to ecamine the condition of the rubber. Cure state, abrasion, surface topography but I don't see how it tells them wear rate or depth of tread left. They are doing something cleverer than working out how much tread is left

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:03

    Janna, have you decided if Spa is an option yet?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:05

    That's a great word!

    My aim is to invent more words than Shakespeare. People say he used the language better than anyone but all he did was just make up loads of new words.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 18:06

    My aim is to invent more words than Shakespeare. People say he used the language better than anyone but all he did was just make up loads of new words.

    He really did. Have you read the Bill Bryson book on him? It's very short and very interesting and entertaining.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:07

    He really did. Have you read the Bill Bryson book on him? It's very short and very interesting and entertaining.

    No. I tend to ignore anything on him or by him.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 18:07

    No. I tend to ignore anything on him or by him.

    Bryson or Shakespear?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:07

    Mr Giggles, are you & Katherine free next Monday?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 18:09

    Mr Giggles, are you & Katherine free next Monday?

    Ummm... I am Katherine is not.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:09

    Bryson or Shakespear?

    Shakspeare

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 18:09

    Shakspeare

    The book is interesting even if you don't like him as it goes.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:10

    Ummm... I am Katherine is not.

    If you fancy joining Nick, Alison, possibly Lou and I - I'll let you know where we'll be nearer the time

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:10

    Ummm... I am Katherine is not.

    That's confusing without commas ;)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 18:10

    If you fancy joining Nick, Alison, possibly Lou and I - I'll let you know where we'll be nearer the time

    Ah sounds good.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 18:11

    That's confusing without commas ;)

    heh...

    I am available... Katherine is not.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:11

    The book is interesting even if you don't like him as it goes.

    I may pick it up sometime then

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:11

    Interesting but also confusing. how does that tell them wear rate? They could examine the strips to ecamine the condition of the rubber. Cure state, abrasion, surface topography but I don't see how it tells them wear rate or depth of tread left. They are doing something cleverer than working out how much tread is left

    erm... he just said they are working out 'wear' i can't imagine he'd know what they were though?

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 18:12

    Janna, have you decided if Spa is an option yet?

    I don't think it will be, especially as I am now unemployed. Will be here watching the comments, pictures etc.

  • Chris06/04/2010 at 18:13

    Janna, have you decided if Spa is an option yet?

    I don't think it will be, especially as I am now unemployed. Will be here watching the comments, pictures etc.

    How about Goodwood? It's cheaper! :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:13

    erm... he just said they are working out 'wear' i can't imagine he'd know what they were though?

    Must be damage due to abrasion they are chcking rather than just how much of the tread thickness they have used.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:13

    erm... he just said they are working out 'wear' i can't imagine he'd know what they were though?

    'Tests' could mean anything

    I think the licorice tastes different the deeper the tyre gets

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:13

    I don't think it will be, especially as I am now unemployed.

    Ah, fair point

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 18:13

    How about Goodwood? It's cheaper! :)

    I may well be there as I'm in Worthing so it's not too far for me to go

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 18:14

    I don't think it will be, especially as I am now unemployed.

    Ah, fair point

    However, it does mean I'm free Monday if it's OK for me to join you

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:15

    However, it does mean I'm free Monday if it's OK for me to join you

    Of course

    I'll text when we have a venue, late afternoon onwards I think

  • RG06/04/2010 at 18:15

    I don't think it will be, especially as I am now unemployed. Will be here watching the comments, pictures etc.

    Yay, someone else who isn't going.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:15

    However, it does mean I'm free Monday if it's OK for me to join you

    This is an equal opportunites meet-up ;)

  • Lady Snowcat06/04/2010 at 18:16

    Evening guys...

    Just been working on my guest post but it's a bit longer than the last one.... just debating whether to cut it or not... I've already pruned a lot of stuff out...

    I may just send it to Christine and ask her if she wants it shortened....

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:17

    I may just send it to Christine and ask her if she wants it shortened....

    Yeah, sounds good

    If it's a great read then the length shouldn't be an issue

    Rally interest is climbing I think

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:17

    I may just send it to Christine and ask her if she wants it shortened....

    That's what I do. She has never shortened on yet though

  • Janna06/04/2010 at 18:19

    That's what I do. She has never shortened on yet though

    I think if it's good writing there is no need. I don't think there's been a post on Sidepodcast, guest or host written, that I've felt has gone on too long. Am looking forward to hearing all about the rally

  • Lady Snowcat06/04/2010 at 18:23

    Hmmm...

    I hope you aren't disappointed... I've tried to get some local colour and feel for what it was like there.. as you can get the stats and results stuff from wrc and autosport....

    And it does have my own particular focus...

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:23

    I hope you aren't disappointed... I've tried to get some local colour and feel for what it was like there.. as you can get the stats and results stuff from wrc and autosport....

    Am intrigued

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:33

    ooo! some tips for taking pics in spa from mr heath (given to someone else but they still apply ;) )

    Wherever you r shoot at slow shutter speeds so as to accentuate the speed & lose the fences.Go to Les Combes at the top of the hill

    can we do that? pllllleeeeeaaaaaassseeee :)

    (hearts) Mr Heath :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:35

    Wherever you r shoot at slow shutter speeds so as to accentuate the speed & lose the fences.Go to Les Combes at the top of the hill

    Tell him you are going for three days and ask where the next best place is. You want to get as much good stuff as possible from the trip. Then when you come back you can send him a couple of shots and ask if you got what he suggested.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 18:37

    Hi guys. Fed, watered, disappointed the Sidepodduo can't make it. :(

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:38

    can we do that? pllllleeeeeaaaaaassseeee :)

    Of course, that's not too far from Eau Rouge

    If we can wander about on Fri or Sat, it'd be ideal

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:38

    Interesting little piece on the fake McLaren M8F from Paul Chenard's site -

    http://automobiliart.blogspot.com/2010/04/mclaren-m8f-that-never-was.html

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:38

    Hi guys. Fed, watered, disappointed the Sidepodduo can't make it. :(

    They'll come back revitalised

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:39

    Of course, that's not too far from Eau Rouge

    It is a long way up a really, really steep hill. You need to give yourself a long time to get up there.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:39

    Of course, that's not too far from Eau Rouge

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spa-Francorchamps_of_Belgium.svg

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 18:41

    Of course, that's not too far from Eau Rouge

    Yeah, only about half a mile or so..... ¬_¬

    It's like people at Le Mans thinking "ooh, Mulsanne's only over there. Shall we take a wander?" and wondering why they're lost after 3 hours.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:42

    Yeah, only about half a mile or so..... ¬_¬

    800m isn't that much to walk, even uphill

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:43

    800m isn't that much to walk, even uphill

    Yes, but what about that hill?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:43

    Yes, but what about that hill?

    It'll compensate for the beer consumption ;)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:43

    Interesting little piece on the fake McLaren M8F from Paul Chenard's site -

    http://automob...f-that-never-was.html

    Interesting. I am surprised a Revson doesn't have more important things to do than protect her brother's reputation though. Glad she is doing it just the same but I woud have thought she would be too involved in the family business to care.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:45

    Lou: did you read this ffrom Scott Bourne?

    http://photofocus.com/2010/04/06/look-closely/

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:45

    Interesting. I am surprised a Revson doesn't have more important things to do than protect her brother's reputation though. Glad she is doing it just the same but I woud have thought she would be too involved in the family business to care.

    True, but there's always the hurt feelings aspect too. Add to that, if the fake is making someone else money from historic shows, it's a slap in the face as well

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:46

    800m isn't that much to walk, even uphill

    Bear in mind the distance you see from the map is the plan view so add in the gradient and the distance is a lot more and it is nearly vertical.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:47

    Yeah, only about half a mile or so..... ¬_¬

    when i'm a motorsport photographer i'm gonna have to walk further than that ;) best start practising. plus walking is fun. tis alright i'll go on my own or drag lukeh along for the walk ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:47

    Bear in mind the distance you see from the map is the plan view so add in the gradient and the distance is a lot more and it is nearly vertical.

    You could end up compensating for beer you drank three months earlier

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:47

    Bear in mind the distance you see from the map is the plan view so add in the gradient and the distance is a lot more and it is nearly vertical.

    True

    But I'm not gonna jog it

    If it makes for some good pics in FP2 or something, I'll do the trek

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:48

    You could end up compensating for beer you drank three months earlier

    That might be a good thing ;)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:48

    Another oh wow photo from Soichi

    http://twitpic.com/1do9r9

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:48

    Yes, but what about that hill?

    we can stop on the way up and watch some of the action, there is no rule saying we have to do it all at once. plus we cant go to Spa without walking up Eau Rouge ;)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:49

    Another oh wow photo from Soichi

    http://twitpic.com/1do9r9

    Was just lloking at that

    I'm glad he's doing more interesting stuff

    I was getting bored of coasts and cities from space

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:49

    Lou: did you read this ffrom Scott Bourne?

    http://photofo...0/04/06/look-closely/

    oooo no i hadn't

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:50

    Good evening. Have felt pretty rubbish all day but a hot shower washed it all away.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:50

    Evening Pat

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:50

    we can stop on the way up and watch some of the action, there is no rule saying we have to do it all at once. plus we cant go to Spa without walking up Eau Rouge ;)

    If I was you I would start at the top of the hill and walk down during the session. It means an earlier start but at least your heart beat won't be at 200 and you won't be breathing hard. I am no photographer but it is hard to get good photos like that

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:50

    Hi guys. Fed, watered, disappointed the Sidepodduo can't make it. :(

    They'll come back revitalised

    I hope so. After last night I feel responsible.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:50

    Lou: did you read this ffrom Scott Bourne?

    http://photofo...0/04/06/look-closely/

    thank you

  • Chris06/04/2010 at 18:51

    Hi guys. Fed, watered, disappointed the Sidepodduo can't make it. :(

    They'll come back revitalised

    I hope so. After last night I feel responsible.

    Am I allowed to ask what happened? OR is it unmentionable?

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 18:51

    I hate my internet. It's so puffin' slow. I'll be glad when my Dad finally ditches Orange so I can put a decent internet on the line.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:51

    I hope so. After last night I feel responsible.

    No, I think it's been brewing, tbh

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:52

    Another oh wow photo from Soichi

    http://twitpic.com/1do9r9

    ALISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She is into aurora

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:52

    Am I allowed to ask what happened? OR is it unmentionable?

    Let's not explain it now, if that's ok

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:52

    eeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    '@f1_lou Good spot but try to move about.The the run down to Pouhon from Les Combes good,looking down on the cars.I shoot from the crowd too!'

    link - http://twitter.com/F1Photographer/status/11712771950

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:53

    If I was you I would start at the top of the hill and walk down during the session. It means an earlier start but at least your heart beat won't be at 200 and you won't be breathing hard. I am no photographer but it is hard to get good photos like that

    I've been reading around and people have said it is better to walk Spa in the direction of 'oncoming traffic', as it were. They might be referring more to Blanchimont/Pouhon though.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:53

    eeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    I hope you're taking notes!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:54

    I hope you're taking notes!

    of course! :)

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:54

    Am I allowed to ask what happened? OR is it unmentionable?

    General negativity about current F1 collided with my assertion that it wasn't all that bad really, in what you may describe as a robust debate, which eventually I got fed up with because it was dragging me down.

    Essentially. And bluntly. :)

    But Bassano is right, it has been brewing for a long while.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:55

    eeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    '@f1_lou Good spot but try to move about.The the run down to Pouhon from Les Combes good,looking down on the cars.I shoot from the crowd too!'

    link - http://twitter...er/status/11712771950

    5 of his ten last tweets have been replies to you. Well done.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:56

    5 of his ten last tweets have been replies to you. Well done.

    :D (hearts) mr heath for being utterly awesome

    :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 18:56

    5 of his ten last tweets have been replies to you. Well done.

    Clearly he is bored and stuck in front of his computer so keep asking him questions

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:57

    I hate my internet. It's so puffin' slow. I'll be glad when my Dad finally ditches Orange so I can put a decent internet on the line.

    Is it Orange or is it the line?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:57

    Lou, I'll see if my photographer friend can join us Monday

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:57

    Clearly he is bored and stuck in front of his computer so keep asking him questions

    are you saying he would only talk to me if he was bored? :P

  • lou06/04/2010 at 18:57

    Lou, I'll see if my photographer friend can join us Monday

    yay! :)

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:58

    Food time, and a cuppa... deciding what to watch tonight. Feeling like a telly day. IndyCar or House.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 18:58

    Food time, and a cuppa... deciding what to watch tonight. Feeling like a telly day. IndyCar or House.

    I vote House :)

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 18:59

    Food time, and a cuppa... deciding what to watch tonight. Feeling like a telly day. IndyCar or House.

    I vote House :)

    Thought you might :) If there's time I'll squeeze in both..

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:59

    Indycar?? Race isn't until this weekend...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 18:59

    ...or are you thinking St Pete?

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 19:00

    ...or are you thinking St Pete?

    I'm thinking Indy 500 because I'm nearly a year behind.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 19:01

    Oh right......

    :D

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:02

    are you saying he would only talk to me if he was bored? :P

    No. He is replying to other people as well but you have better questions. Besides you want a conversation with him and if he is bored this is your best chance. ost others are asking about rain or how cool Vettel is. Ask him something else now and I bet he is straight back to you.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 19:02

    You all know what one of my favourite things is about IndyCar....?

    Broadcast in HD - looks lovely. F1 broadcasts seem so blurry in comparison

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:03

    I'm thinking Indy 500 because I'm nearly a year behind.

    OK everyone. No spoilers

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:03

    Anyone with iPhone or iPod Touch apps should think about checking for app updates in iTunes

    They're being updated by the bucketload this last week, due to iPad compatibilty probably

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 19:04

    They're being updated by the bucketload this last week, due to iPad compatibilty probably

    Hehe, yeah. I've had a lot this week.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 19:04

    OK everyone. No spoilers

    Wouldn't dare

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:05

    No. He is replying to other people as well but you have better questions. Besides you want a conversation with him and if he is bored this is your best chance. ost others are asking about rain or how cool Vettel is. Ask him something else now and I bet he is straight back to you.

    oh i see :) hehe i asked if he goes to events like goodwood, am trying to think of good questions but i'm getting way too excited :P

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 19:06

    oh i see :) hehe i asked if he goes to events like goodwood, am trying to think of good questions but i'm getting way too excited :P

    You should ask him why nokia 5800's have the best shutter sound ever despite what other people may think. ;)

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 19:06

    OK everyone. No spoilers

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 19:07

    (oops wrong button first try)

    I'm thinking Indy 500 because I'm nearly a year behind.

    OK everyone. No spoilers

    Don't worry about it, I'll close comments in a bit :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:07

    Now there's some more people here

    It's worth re-linking to the YouTube vid that Lukeh posted on the correct way to open a banana

    Apparently, we've all been doing it wrong

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJV56WUDng

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 19:07

    Now there's some more people here

    It's worth re-linking to the YouTube vid that Lukeh posted on the correct way to open a banana

    You're going to blow my mind for a second time!

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:08

    oh i see :) hehe i asked if he goes to events like goodwood, am trying to think of good questions but i'm getting way too excited :P

    Think of something a bit technical

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:08

    oh i see :) hehe i asked if he goes to events like goodwood, am trying to think of good questions but i'm getting way too excited :P

    Ask about equipment you should buy or how you protect your equipment in a Belgian monsoon or how you could get work in motorsport or with one of the specialist photography companies. If you are going to work in F1 you cna't get star struck because someone famous tweets you. This is business,

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:08

    his views on goodwood - @f1_lou Last shot Goodwood FOS in 2000.I prefer the Revival but think both are way to dangerous.Old guys in fast cars ain't a great idea.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:09

    his views on goodwood - @f1_lou Last shot Goodwood FOS in 2000.I prefer the Revival but think both are way to dangerous.Old guys in fast cars ain't a great idea.

    He likes the Revival because he gets to race his E-type Jaguar

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:10

    Ask about equipment you should buy or how you protect your equipment in a Belgian monsoon or how you could get work in motorsport or with one of the specialist photography companies. If you are going to work in F1 you cna't get star struck because someone famous tweets you. This is business,

    hehe i already asked him about the rain etc :P hehe

  • Pat W06/04/2010 at 19:10

    Apparently, we've all been doing it wrong

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=nBJV56WUDng

    madness!

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:12

    hehe i already asked him about the rain etc :P hehe

    Ask him about Uni or practical experience, which is best

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:13

    madness!

    thought it was well known to open it from the opposite end

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:14

    thought it was well known to open it from the opposite end

    They really shouldn't have put a handle on one end!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 19:15

    thought it was well known to open it from the opposite end

    Never ever ever ever even imagined it to open it like that, or even heard anyone sugest it until I saw that video

    My entire life has been a lie, I tells ya

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:15

    They really shouldn't have put a handle on one end!

    LOL

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:16

    Never ever ever ever even imagined it to open it like that, or even heard anyone sugest it until I saw that video

    What can I say, I know odd stuff

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:17

    What can I say, I know odd stuff

    Knowing how to open a banana never used to be classified as 'odd stuff'

    Lukeh is right, the world is a different place today

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:18

    Ask him about Uni or practical experience, which is best

    okay, so having a conversation with Darren Heath on twitter may have just made my week.

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:19

    okay, so having a conversation with Darren Heath on twitter may have just made my week.

    want someone to point him to your flickr account?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:19

    want someone to point him to your flickr account?

    Yes!

    Do it

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:20

    :lol: at today's What The Duck

    http://www.whattheduck.net/strip/943

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:20

    They really shouldn't have put a handle on one end!

    They do but most people try and open the handle

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:21

    want someone to point him to your flickr account?

    Do you think he would like tigers. I have had this on a tab since I first saw it. I just keep looking at it

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/4430551132/in/set-72157623489340683/

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:26

    well I tweeted to him Lou, hope you don't mind

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:27

    want someone to point him to your flickr account?

    awwwww Jackie you're awesome!! apparently i've just gone bright red (mum walked through the study).. it's the most colour i've had in my cheeks for days! :)

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:28

    awwwww Jackie you're awesome!! apparently i've just gone bright red (mum walked through the study).. it's the most colour i've had in my cheeks for days! :)

    Oops, sorry Lou's mum. I'm sure you'll have impressed him that you spotted the tyre thing

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:28

    awwwww Jackie you're awesome!! apparently i've just gone bright red (mum walked through the study).. it's the most colour i've had in my cheeks for days! :)

    Darren Heath is a witch doctor.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:29

    Oops, sorry Lou's mum. I'm sure you'll have impressed him that you spotted the tyre thing

    i feel bad cause it was steven who spotted it.. hehe no colour in my cheeks is good, i've been white as a sheet for a few days now :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:30

    Darren Heath is a witch doctor.

    :)

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:30

    Did you ever get any feedback from the teams about attending Silverstone, Lou?

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:30

    i feel bad cause it was steven who spotted it..

    I'm sure Steven doesn't mind being the catalyst for that conversation

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 19:31

    Is it Orange or is it the line?

    It's Orange, and partly my Dad for suckering into a 2Mbit line from yonks ago when it was Wanadoo.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:32

    i feel bad cause it was steven who spotted it.. hehe no colour in my cheeks is good, i've been white as a sheet for a few days now :)

    Don't feel bad. I could have asked him but I only wanted the answer to that question. You want a conversation with him. So I got what I wanted and you got what you wanted. There are people in F1 who are credited with huge developments that they simply ripped off other people so don't feel bad about asking a question

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:32

    Did you ever get any feedback from the teams about attending Silverstone, Lou?

    i never wrote to teams about Silverstone in the end... school got in the way and i forgot... i emailed mclaren a few months ago (twice infact and they never replied) i will have to email again :) then write some letters.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 19:33

    I think I need to watch Dr Who tomorrow morning before work, at least so I can not feel left out at the pub!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:33

    Do you think he would like tigers. I have had this on a tab since I first saw it. I just keep looking at it

    :D aw

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 19:33

    I has just woken up for a 'power nap'

    #oops.

    Anyway, not here but just wanted to say that to lou that if you have any events you want to go to (that aren't the gp clearly, although thats not completely out my range so i wouldnt say never) then shout at me and ill see what i can do. I need to have used atleast 3 of your pics (will of course credit) but i should be able to get you into anything after that.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:33

    i never wrote to teams about Silverstone in the end... school got in the way and i forgot... i emailed mclaren a few months ago (twice infact and they never replied) i will have to email again :) then write some letters.

    Try some of the drivers. Chandhok seems like he is game for anything so ask him if he would like a fan to document his weekend.

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:34

    Try some of the drivers. Chandhok seems like he is game for anything so ask him if he would like a fan to document his weekend.

    That is a brilliant idea and he seems a really nice guy.

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:35

    Jon, as you're not here;)

    Have a look at this, includes a great West Wing clip

    http://www.humanistsofutah.org/2002/WhyCantIOwnACanadian_10-02.html

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:35

    Try some of the drivers. Chandhok seems like he is game for anything so ask him if he would like a fan to document his weekend.

    That sounds fantastic, please do it

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:35

    It's Orange, and partly my Dad for suckering into a 2Mbit line from yonks ago when it was Wanadoo.

    i have orange too... we've been with orange since it was freeserve(?)... but we only got the broadband with them cause they do a deal thing with phone contracts... while it's a consistent signal my bandwidth is useless :(

  • Chris06/04/2010 at 19:37

    It's Orange, and partly my Dad for suckering into a 2Mbit line from yonks ago when it was Wanadoo.

    i have orange too... we've been with orange since it was freeserve(?)... but we only got the broadband with them cause they do a deal thing with phone contracts... while it's a consistent signal my bandwidth is useless :(

    We're the complete opposite. Great broadband, rubbish signal!

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 19:37

    i have orange too... we've been with orange since it was freeserve(?)... but we only got the broadband with them cause they do a deal thing with phone contracts... while it's a consistent signal my bandwidth is useless :(

    Snap! It's the only reason my dad stayed with them, although now the signal in the house is so poor he's bitching and moaning and going to ditch them at some point. I need to politely say to him "I can do you a broadband package at wholesale prices".

    The joys of working for a telecoms company. :D

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:38

    while it's a consistent signal my bandwidth is useless :(

    That's not unusual unless you're prepared to fork out a lot

    I download the bigger stuff off-peak or I get 'traffic managed'

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 19:38

    Jon, as you're not here;)

    ah love that ep.

    good life lesson that, dont quote unless you know the context!

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 19:39

    That's not unusual unless you're prepared to fork out a lot

    I download the bigger stuff off-peak or I get 'traffic managed'

    Off-peak is absolutely useless. Orange don't have LLU at my exchange. They did, and it was good, until they shunted everyone on BT gear and put 2 fingers up at their customer base.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:42

    Try some of the drivers. Chandhok seems like he is game for anything so ask him if he would like a fan to document his weekend.

    ooo!! that sounds brilliant!... now to find some contact details for him/his management :)

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:43

    ooo!! that sounds brilliant!... now to find some contact details for him/his management :)

    Yeah, keep that off twitter unless he follows you and you can DM

    Don't give other people great ideas like that

  • RG06/04/2010 at 19:44

    ooo!! that sounds brilliant!... now to find some contact details for him/his management :)

    I'm pretty sure any of the teams down the grid would be more than happy. Especially the likes of Virgin too. Or any of the rookies, Chandhok, di Grassi maybe?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:49

    Yeah, keep that off twitter unless he follows you and you can DM

    Don't give other people great ideas like that

    yeah, it will be taken more seriously too i'd imagine if it's not done on twitter ;)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:50

    Yeah, keep that off twitter unless he follows you and you can DM

    Don't give other people great ideas like that

    Definitely

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:51

    I'm pretty sure any of the teams down the grid would be more than happy. Especially the likes of Virgin too. Or any of the rookies, Chandhok, di Grassi maybe?

    Try Gascoyne. Send him three e-mails at the same time and tell him you know he will ignore the first two so just to read the third. He seems to have a sense of humour so that may just work

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:52

    Try Gascoyne. Send him three e-mails at the same time and tell him you know he will ignore the first two so just to read the third. He seems to have a sense of humour so that may just work

    :D

    Steven's on fire tonight, full on great ideas

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:52

    Since we are on a photogrphy theme. There is a new 15 pic gallery of Hubble pics on the NASA site

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/hubble_anniversary/hubbleimages.html

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:53

    Try Gascoyne. Send him three e-mails at the same time and tell him you know he will ignore the first two so just to read the third. He seems to have a sense of humour so that may just work

    Haha, excellent.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 19:53

    Try some of the drivers. Chandhok seems like he is game for anything so ask him if he would like a fan to document his weekend.

    That does seem like a fantastic idea. Try some to see if you can contact some of the feeder series drivers too as some may have indirect links to existing F1 teams.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 19:53

    Haha, excellent.

    love it :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:53

    Try Gascoyne. Send him three e-mails at the same time and tell him you know he will ignore the first two so just to read the third. He seems to have a sense of humour so that may just work

    hehehe :D okay, i need to find some contact details for these people *starts to browse the web*

  • Jackie06/04/2010 at 19:54

    That does seem like a fantastic idea. Try some to see if you can contact some of the feeder series drivers too as some may have indirect links to existing F1 teams.

    Or how about Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardi.. what does a test driver do

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 19:54

    Since we are on a photogrphy theme. There is a new 15 pic gallery of Hubble pics on the NASA site

    http://www.nas...ary/hubbleimages.html

    Amazing

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 19:55

    hehehe :D okay, i need to find some contact details for these people *starts to browse the web*

    I found if you want to find people, search good for the job title with 'linkedin' in the search, and then search their name with hte team name or @ and the team name to find their email address.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:55

    That does seem like a fantastic idea. Try some to see if you can contact some of the feeder series drivers too as some may have indirect links to existing F1 teams.

    I've got to get myself to karting events and things too, as well as feeder series meets... up and coming drivers love to get noticed like that.. :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 19:56

    Chandhok's mother handles his fan mail and only has 38 followers. So you could tweet her a bit more safely than him. You could tweet her and tell her you have an idea that you don't want anyone else to steal so could she follow you so you could DM her

    https://twitter.com/chitrachandhok

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 19:56

    I've got to get myself to karting events and things too, as well as feeder series meets... up and coming drivers love to get noticed like that.. :)

    Joe said before that you should never skimp on making contacts with people on the way up. You have more to give to them then and they don't forget it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 19:57

    Or how about Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardi.. what does a test driver do

    I did an e-mail interview with Daniel Ricciardo a couple of months back for the website - seemed pretty cool. Can't take time to get back to you though depending on his schedule at the time

  • lou06/04/2010 at 19:57

    Joe said before that you should never skimp on making contacts with people on the way up. You have more to give to them then and they don't forget it.

    yeah i remember that podcast, he said something to the same effect when i met him :)

  • RG06/04/2010 at 19:58

    I did an e-mail interview with Daniel Ricciardo a couple of months back for the website - seemed pretty cool. Can't take time to get back to you though depending on his schedule at the time

    Do you have a link for that mate?

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 20:00

    I did an e-mail interview with Daniel Ricciardo a couple of months back for the website - seemed pretty cool. Can't take time to get back to you though depending on his schedule at the time

    it gets harder the higher up they get, especially with him being a Red Bull guy

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:01

    Alex, can I ask a favour? :)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:02

    Alex, can I ask a favour? :)

    Go right ahead...

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:03

    Can I crash on your sofa tomorrow night please? I'll bring alcohol. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 20:03

    Do you have a link for that mate?

    Yep - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/interview-daniel-ricciardo-2009-british-f3-champion-and-red-bull-f1-reserve/

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 20:04

    it gets harder the higher up they get, especially with him being a Red Bull guy

    They do seem fine with it, but as I said it seems to be a case of time and schedule

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:04

    Can I crash on your sofa tomorrow night please? I'll bring alcohol. :D

    ah... um... probably not... sorry... It's not really convenient given how early I'll have to get up Thursday morning... And I can't really impose on Katherine...

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:04

    I'm going to get in trouble for this... I have launched a new blog called less boring than f1 http://lessboringthanf1.wordpress.com/

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:05

    ah... um... probably not... sorry... It's not really convenient given how early I'll have to get up Thursday morning... And I can't really impose on Katherine...

    s'OK, I may have a backup plan. Cheers anyway.

    BTW, how early? :P

  • RG06/04/2010 at 20:05
  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 20:05

    They do seem fine with it, but as I said it seems to be a case of time and schedule

    yeah totally, when it comes to interviewing and getting their help the best thing to do is find ones without managers, they generally are more up for things, and its easier to contact them directly rather than going through a mediator

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:05

    BTW, how early? :P

    I have to leave at 5:45

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 20:05

    I'm going to get in trouble for this... I have launched a new blog called less boring than f1 http://lessboringthanf1.wordpress.com/

    Are you trying to catch up with Christine and her blog creation addiction?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 20:06

    I'm going to get in trouble for this... I have launched a new blog called less boring than f1 http://lessboringthanf1.wordpress.com/

    nice

    :D

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:06

    Are you trying to catch up with Christine and her blog creation addiction?

    I thought I'd give it a go :)

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:06

    Are you trying to catch up with Christine and her blog creation addiction?

    At the last count, she had 6. How many does the pour soul have now?!?!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:06

    I'm going to get in trouble for this... I have launched a new blog called less boring than f1 http://lessboringthanf1.wordpress.com/

    :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 20:06

    I'm going to get in trouble for this... I have launched a new blog called less boring than f1 http://lessboringthanf1.wordpress.com/

    hehehehehe love it. however i feel compelled to watch the entire clip... just in case something happens.. :P

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:06

    I have to leave at 5:45

    Ah, you have me beat. Earliest train I could get to get to work before 9 was 6.30am from Liverpool Street. I went sensible and booked the morning off work too. 1030 train FTW!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:06

    hehehehehe love it. however i feel compelled to watch the entire clip... just in case something happens.. :P

    Me too...

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:07

    hehehehehe love it. however i feel compelled to watch the entire clip... just in case something happens.. :P

    :)

  • RG06/04/2010 at 20:07

    I'm going to get in trouble for this... I have launched a new blog called less boring than f1 http://lessboringthanf1.wordpress.com/

    :D

    Though you may need to cut your grass....

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 20:08

    Though you may need to cut your grass....

    Is that Caterpillar cam?

    And is Ep 2, paint

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:08

    Though you may need to cut your grass....

    I do I figured I'd do this first...

    Actually a large number of sycamore seedlings have landed in my lawn which means I really need to cut my grass before I'm overrun with trees

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 20:08

    hehehehehe love it. however i feel compelled to watch the entire clip... just in case something happens.. :P

    thinking maybe alex dressed as a bunny rabbit will hop in and out of shot for a few frame about 6 minutes in...

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:08

    Is that Caterpillar cam?

    And is Ep 2, paint

    Might be... ;)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 20:08

    :D

    i'm really hoping i suddenly see a squirrel or something... :D

  • RG06/04/2010 at 20:09

    Actually a large number of sycamore seedlings have landed in my lawn which means I really need to cut my grass before I'm overrun with trees

    One's things for sure. Its defiantly better than Eastenders

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:09

    i'm really hoping i suddenly see a squirrel or something... :D

    Uh oh!

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 20:09

    One's things for sure. Its defiantly better than Eastenders

    No arguement there

  • lou06/04/2010 at 20:10

    okay, question for you all then... out the emails on this page, which would be best to email?

    http://www.karunchandhok.com/KC/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=50&Itemid=173

    Vicky Chandhok?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 20:11

    Vicky, I think

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 20:11

    Vicky Chandhok?

    her or Suhail

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 20:13

    okay, question for you all then... out the emails on this page, which would be best to email?

    http://www.kar...;id=50&Itemid=173

    Vicky Chandhok?

    That seems to be the general contact e-mail so probably. i would also try suhail chandhok. Suhail is his brother so is well worth trying.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 20:14

    i would also try suhail chandhok

    I did a Mr C sentence ;)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:15

    I did a Mr C sentence ;)

    :)

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 20:15

    I did a Mr C sentence ;)

    whats a mr c sentence?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 20:15

    whats a mr c sentence?

    No capitals. It was entirely unintentional

  • lou06/04/2010 at 20:16

    hehehe alex i watch the whole of that clip and didn't see a squirrel :(

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 20:16

    No capitals. It was entirely unintentional

    i count 2 capitals, i would say thats quite good ;)

  • RG06/04/2010 at 20:17

    hehehe alex i watch the whole of that clip and didn't see a squirrel :(

    I was going to write I can't believe I watch the whole 9 minutes 56 seconds of it.

    Then I remembered I watched the whole of the Bahrain GP

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:17

    hehehe alex i watch the whole of that clip and didn't see a squirrel :(

    I wanted to go for the minimal requirements... I wouldn't want a Legard-esque Whooh in there or anything :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 20:18

    i would also try suhail chandhok

    I did a Mr C sentence ;)

    No capitals

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:18

    Then I remembered I watched the whole of the Bahrain GP

    I liked the Bahrain Grand Prix. Until they butchered the circuit. Then I remembered why I hated F1 sometimes......

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:18

    No capitals

    No Delhi?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:18

    No capitals

    london, paris, new york, tokyo

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:19

    london, paris, new york, tokyo

    Touché sir. :P

  • lou06/04/2010 at 20:20

    I wanted to go for the minimal requirements... I wouldn't want a Legard-esque Whooh in there or anything :)

    :D hehehe

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:20

    Pickles!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO993fBwCMs

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:21

    My slow internet got sorted. Damn Orange's crummy DNS servers!!!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:21

    Pickles!!! http://www.you...m/watch?v=tO993fBwCMs

    Yay for scrubs :)

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:22

    Yay for scrubs :)

    It's my nightly tonic. That and the copious amounts of alcohol I drink once in a F1-shaped blue moon....

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:24

    It's my nightly tonic. That and the copious amounts of alcohol I drink once in a F1-shaped blue moon....

    My nightly tonic of programming seems to swap between Arrested Development or The Office (the american one, or better known as the good one)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:25

    My nightly tonic of programming seems to swap between Arrested Development or The Office (the american one, or better known as the good one)

    I have downloaded (from iTunes) Arrested Development on your recommendation but I haven't yet started it...

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:25

    My nightly tonic of programming seems to swap between Arrested Development or The Office (the american one, or better known as the good one)

    Oh gawd, Arrested Development. How I lament missing the opportunity of the complete box-set for £30.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:26

    I have downloaded (from iTunes) Arrested Development on your recommendation but I haven't yet started it...

    My advice: set aside 72 hours to watch the lot. It's a hoot!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:26

    I have downloaded (from iTunes) Arrested Development on your recommendation but I haven't yet started it...

    Ooooh please get back to me when you've watched a few episodes. I reckon you'll love it, I haven't had someone come back to me and be disappointed from that show before after recommending it!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:27

    Oh gawd, Arrested Development. How I lament missing the opportunity of the complete box-set for £30.

    I saw one season last week in HMV for £35.

    Thirty. Five. Pounds.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:27

    My advice: set aside 72 hours to watch the lot. It's a hoot!

    As an owl I resent that comment ;) Sounds ace... Must watch... have been very busy.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:27

    Ooooh please get back to me when you've watched a few episodes. I reckon you'll love it, I haven't had someone come back to me and be disappointed from that show before after recommending it!

    Will do.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:27

    Thirty. Five. Pounds.

    SMEG!

  • Christine06/04/2010 at 20:28

    The show: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/06/f1-debrief-he-once-again-forgot-to-start-the-car/

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 20:28

    Anyhoo folks,

    I have some writing to do, so must split for a while. Should be back later - have fun

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 20:28

    The show: http://sidepod...got-to-start-the-car/

    Hiya Christine. Yay Debrief!!

    Hope you guys are doing alright.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 20:29

    The show: http://sidepod...got-to-start-the-car/

    *waves at Christine* hiii!! :) thank you!! shall listen now :)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 20:29

    I just read that Jon Ronson is Cock a Hoop... I'd like to be cock a hoop.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:36

    How far is London City Airport from Goodge Street?

    #notbookinghotelshonest

  • Bassano06/04/2010 at 20:37

    How far is London City Airport from Goodge Street?

    More than a cheap taxi ride

    A bit awkward by tube but doable, I guess

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 20:41

    More than a cheap taxi ride

    A bit awkward by tube but doable, I guess

    I know roughly where the hotel is, having stayed there when I did Brands Hatch DTM last year, and it's more preferable than the £100 hotels nearer.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:00

    Are you guys live-commenting the debrief?!

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 21:03

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    adios

  • RG06/04/2010 at 21:04

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    Good night Mr Jon

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:04

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    Byee!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:04

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    night Jon! and thank you :)

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:11

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    Night Jon. Sleep well!!!

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:23

    If Kobayashi was brought into Sauber with Toyota money, could we be seeing a BMW-Sauber-Toyota-Ferrari?

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 21:38

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    WANT

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:39

    I may have found a way to completely drain my phone's battery, so might need to charge it at work before train-ing down to London. 'lekky trains, and no power points. What a stunning company NXEA is.

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:40

    Oh come on, I half-expected sarcasm tags to work.

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 21:40

    WANT

    they arent working :(

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:41

    they arent working :(

    Combine with alcohol. It usually does the trick. :D

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 21:41

    they arent working :(

    Oh lol hello :D

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:41

    Anyway guys and gals, before I go and kill Jon accidentally, I'm heading to bed. Night all, shall comment lots tomorrow!

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:42

    Oh lol hello :D

    Alison, did you post an "after" pic on drop.io?

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 21:42

    Combine with alcohol. It usually does the trick.

    that would be a stupiiiiid idea

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 21:42

    I got some sleeping tablets today, so i shall depart now!

    WANT

    Can't you write prescriptions yet? I mean you shouldn't put unnecessary chamicals into your body. Especially when your headping is already asleep

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:42

    Anyway guys and gals, before I go and kill Jon accidentally, I'm heading to bed. Night all, shall comment lots tomorrow!

    See you tomorrow!

  • Turkey Machine06/04/2010 at 21:42

    Can't you write prescriptions yet? I mean you shouldn't put unnecessary chamicals into your body. Especially when your headping is already asleep

    I was under the impression his headping was well and truly awake.

    #notreallyhere

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 21:42

    Oh lol hello

    howdy.

    I got to sleep at 4-4.30 last night, woke at 8.30

    Would like sleep please

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:43

    Anyway guys and gals, before I go and kill Jon accidentally, I'm heading to bed. Night all, shall comment lots tomorrow!

    see ya!

  • RG06/04/2010 at 21:43

    Anyway guys and gals, before I go and kill Jon accidentally, I'm heading to bed. Night all, shall comment lots tomorrow!

    See ya mate.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 21:45

    Alison,

    Another aurora photo

    http://twitpic.com/1do9r9

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:47

    Lukeh... i have a feeling we may have planned too much for tomorrow, we'll see, but i'm not going to push myself to travel round london in a hectic way :P

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 21:48

    Would like sleep please

    Hehehe I was awake right through last time I did a morning shift. I was stupidly tired.... I may have threatened to kill people that day. Still didn't help me sleep the next night though....

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:48

    Lukeh... i have a feeling we may have planned too much for tomorrow, we'll see, but i'm not going to push myself to travel round london in a hectic way :P

    There shall be no pushing and no hectic, i'll make sure of it ;)

  • Jon Waldock06/04/2010 at 21:49

    Hehehe I was awake right through last time I did a morning shift. I was stupidly tired.... I may have threatened to kill people that day. Still didn't help me sleep the next night though....

    I went to Mrs Doctor lady to get my old sleeping thingys again, nooooot woooooorking

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:49

    There shall be no pushing and no hectic, i'll make sure of it ;)

    hehe okay. :)

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 21:50

    There shall be no pushing and no hectic, i'll make sure of it ;)

    Awww... Lukeh is ace :)

    #importanttofinishat3storypaperchase?

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 21:50

    Lukeh... i have a feeling we may have planned too much for tomorrow, we'll see, but i'm not going to push myself to travel round london in a hectic way :P

    Is it wrong that doing nothing might actually be my favourite activity?

  • RG06/04/2010 at 21:50

    I went to Mrs Doctor lady to get my old sleeping thingys again, nooooot woooooorking

    Am guessing you'll be up all night then.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 21:50

    Is it wrong that doing nothing might actually be my favourite activity?

    :)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:51

    Is it wrong that doing nothing might actually be my favourite activity?

    We have excelled at wandering around london, even on lou's totally, completely controlled planned day out last week we found ourselves wandering for a while ;)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:51

    Is it wrong that doing nothing might actually be my favourite activity?

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta06/04/2010 at 21:51

    If Kobayashi was brought into Sauber with Toyota money, could we be seeing a BMW-Sauber-Toyota-Ferrari? {Comment #614}

    Manufacturers United :D

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 21:52

    We have excelled at wandering around london, even on lou's totally, completely controlled planned day out last week we found ourselves wandering for a while ;)

    Katherine is quite controlled about our planned days out... She likes to know a plan of action with maps and a schedule...

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:52

    Katherine is quite controlled about our planned days out... She likes to know a plan of action with maps and a schedule...

    I recognise that :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:52

    We have excelled at wandering around london, even on lou's totally, completely controlled planned day out last week we found ourselves wandering for a while ;)

    i do have some maps for tomorrow.. just so i actually know where some of these places are. not as ocd as last week though ;)

    really can't do much wandering tomorrow though, not it a high speed.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:52

    Katherine is quite controlled about our planned days out... She likes to know a plan of action with maps and a schedule...

    wow! #sameperson!

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 21:53

    Katherine is quite controlled about our planned days out... She likes to know a plan of action with maps and a schedule...

    Blimey! I think Nick and I are very well suited what with the disorganised and lazy..... :D

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 21:53

    really can't do much wandering tomorrow though, not it a high speed.

    So more meandering than wandering

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:54

    Blimey! I think Nick and I are very well suited what with the disorganised and lazy..... :D

    i get ocd about planning things...but am actually very disorganised.. :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:55

    So more meandering than wandering

    erm... kinda, although meandering suggests way off course.. i want slow, in the general direction and not getting run over... not that i ask for much :P

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 21:55

    On the plus side for today, I was playing a stupid game on the internet and I've won a cyberpet

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:55

    Blimey! I think Nick and I are very well suited what with the disorganised and lazy..... :D

    I have no problems with lou planning everything out, I appreciate the effort if anything because I tend to look at a map and assume we are somewhere where we totally aren't. Always happens. :)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:56

    On the plus side for today, I was playing a stupid game on the internet and I've won a cyberpet

    Woohoo for stupid games!

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 21:56

    Morning all. I have finally learned why people look at me funny when I eat bananas.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 21:56

    On the plus side for today, I was playing a stupid game on the internet and I've won a cyberpet

    Cyberduck?

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:57

    Morning all. I have finally learned why people look at me funny when I eat bananas.

    Morning Amy. I am still recovering, I can't have my mind be blown for a third time today!

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 21:57

    Morning all. I have finally learned why people look at me funny when I eat bananas.

    Hi Amy.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:57

    I have no problems with lou planning everything out, I appreciate the effort if anything because I tend to look at a map and assume we are somewhere where we totally aren't. Always happens. :)

    erm... does that include spending about 10mins looking on the maps on your phone then realising there is a map about 10metres down the street? :P

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 21:57

    erm... does that include spending about 10mins looking on the maps on your phone then realising there is a map about 10metres down the street? :P

    Yeah, about that...

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:57

    On the plus side for today, I was playing a stupid game on the internet and I've won a cyberpet

    yay! :)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:57

    Morning all. I have finally learned why people look at me funny when I eat bananas.

    hehe

  • lou06/04/2010 at 21:58

    Yeah, about that...

    :P

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 21:59

    really can't do much wandering tomorrow though, not it a high speed.

    I'm not sure high speed wondering is a thing ;)

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 22:00

    hehe if you knew me in person I would have blown your mind years ago! Ive always eaten them like that :D

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:00

    I'm not sure high speed wondering is a thing ;)

    hehehe good point ;)

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:01

    hehe if you knew me in person I would have blown your mind years ago! Ive always eaten them like that :D

    you always eat bananas in the correct way, that's very awesome :)

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 22:01

    hehe if you knew me in person I would have blown your mind years ago! Ive always eaten them like that :D

    I envy your intelligence. :(

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:02

    hehe if you knew me in person I would have blown your mind years ago! Ive always eaten them like that :D

    I now completely have a reason to have children. Just so I can tell them how to eat a banana properly. I feel I was deprived this opportunity.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:02

    hehe if you knew me in person I would have blown your mind years ago! Ive always eaten them like that :D

    That's because you are at the other end of the world and upside down

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:03

    I now completely have a reason to have children. Just so I can tell them how to eat a banana properly. I feel I was deprived this opportunity.

    I can feel Nick panicking already

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:03

    I now completely have a reason to have children. Just so I can tell them how to eat a banana properly. I feel I was deprived this opportunity.

    :D :D

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:04

    I can feel Nick panicking already

    I said I wasn't going to be mean again today but honestly.... Would you leave Nick near a child?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:06

    I said I wasn't going to be mean again today but honestly.... Would you leave Nick near a child?

    He left you a book and you lost that. What makes you think he would trust you with a baby?

  • Amy06/04/2010 at 22:07

    Ive always done it like that because I hate that black stalky bit that you get at the end if you open it from the stem. This way you get past that bit first and have delicious banana all the way to the end. Plus, built in handle!

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:09

    He left you a book and you lost that. What makes you think he would trust you with a baby?

    I didn't lose it!!!!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 22:09

    Ive always done it like that because I hate that black stalky bit that you get at the end if you open it from the stem. This way you get past that bit first and have delicious banana all the way to the end. Plus, built in handle!

    Like a lollipop but with less lollipop and more healthy.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:09

    Ive always done it like that because I hate that black stalky bit that you get at the end if you open it from the stem. This way you get past that bit first and have delicious banana all the way to the end. Plus, built in handle!

    I always leave that bit in the skin when I eat them though and just throw it away... I guess your way you have to deal with it.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:10

    I didn't lose it!!!!

    You said last night that you thought you had lost it which means you lost it and eventually found it again. Books survive being lost for a few weeks. Babies, not so much

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 22:10

    Evening folks,

    Am back

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:11

    You said last night that you thought you had lost it which means you lost it and eventually found it again. Books survive being lost for a few weeks. Babies, not so much

    #wisewords ;)

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:12

    You said last night that you thought you had lost it which means you lost it and eventually found it again. Books survive being lost for a few weeks. Babies, not so much

    I'm horrified that, out of the two of us, you have identified Nick as more responsible with a child!

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:13

    I'm horrified that, out of the two of us, you have identified Nick as more responsible with a child!

    #itooamhorrified#sorrynick

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:13

    I'm horrified that, out of the two of us, you have identified Nick as more responsible with a child!

    I didn't say he was more responsible. I just said that the evidence doesn't suggest he would trust you.

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:15

    I have just seen that banananananana video it was very interesting for Katherine... Not so much for me... I don't really eat banananananananananas because they taste a bit too much of bananananananananananas

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:16

    I have just seen that banananananana video it was very interesting for Katherine... Not so much for me... I don't really eat banananananananananas because they taste a bit too much of bananananananananananas

    hehehe

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:17

    Lukeh... because my phone has run out of battery, what time am i meeting you at the tube station?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:17

    I have just seen that banananananana video it was very interesting for Katherine... Not so much for me... I don't really eat banananananananananas because they taste a bit too much of bananananananananananas

    Damn you Banananananannananaman!!!! *shakes banananana milkshake*

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:17

    Right I'm offski!

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 22:17

    Lukeh... because my phone has run out of battery, what time am i meeting you at the tube station?

    My train gets to london paddington just after 11:30 so 12ish?

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:17

    Right I'm offski!

    Night eveyone!

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:18

    I have just seen that banananananana video it was very interesting for Katherine... Not so much for me... I don't really eat banananananananananas because they taste a bit too much of bananananananananananas

    Flavoured bananas. It's the future. I had no idea that there were people who didn't like bananas. So what we need is chocolate favoured bananas or orange flavoured bananas or mint sauce flavoured bananas.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:18

    I didn't say he was more responsible. I just said that the evidence doesn't suggest he would trust you.

    Aside from an unfortunate milk accident #sorryalex I can definitely look after books!

    He flooded his whole apartment!! I'm not complaining though, I thought he was building a duck pond.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:18

    Right I'm offski!

    Nightski

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:18

    Damn you Banananananannananaman!!!! *shakes banananana milkshake*

    oh dammit! now i fancy a banana milkshake!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 22:18

    night alex

  • RG06/04/2010 at 22:18

    Right I'm offski!

    Night Mr Alex

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:18

    Flavoured bananas. It's the future. I had no idea that there were people who didn't like bananas. So what we need is chocolate favoured bananas or orange flavoured bananas or mint sauce flavoured bananas.

    I don't like chocolate either... Maybe there is a pattern here?

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:18

    He flooded his whole apartment!! I'm not complaining though, I thought he was building a duck pond.

    :D :D :D :D :D

  • Alex Andronov06/04/2010 at 22:18

    oh dammit! now i fancy a banana milkshake!

    #sorrylou

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:19

    Right I'm offski!

    see you tomorrow Giggles!

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:19

    He flooded his whole apartment!! I'm not complaining though, I thought he was building a duck pond.

    :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:20

    I don't like chocolate either... Maybe there is a pattern here?

    Flavour it yourself bananas. We sell bananas and a choice of flavour kits.

    Alison,

    Phone Dragons Den

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)06/04/2010 at 22:33

    I know someone who has a banana phobia. I also know someone who has a tomato phobia. They're not allergic, just scared.

  • Lukeh06/04/2010 at 22:34

    Time for sleepies, goodnight all :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 22:35

    hmmmmm... another major earthquake tonight

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:35

    Time for sleepies, goodnight all :)

    Enjoy yourselves tomorrow!

  • RG06/04/2010 at 22:36

    Time for sleepies, goodnight all :)

    Night Lukeh, have fun tomorrow.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 22:36

    7.8 in Sumatra, Indonesia

  • RG06/04/2010 at 22:37

    7.8 in Sumatra, Indonesia

    That is a big one isn't it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 22:37

    Yip

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:41

    Time for sleepies, goodnight all :)

    night! see you tomorrow! :D :D

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:42

    #sidepodspace

    NASA is on a stupid schedule again. Clearly they don't watch anyone to watch the mission.

    The crew got to sleep at 4pm UK time and wakes at midnight. I am sure there is som vital reason for this that makes sense to someone but I am baffled.

    The next interesting thing to watch is docking which happens at 7:44am tomorrow although the NASA TV schedule says it may not be shown live. Is it any wonder the US governement wants to cut their budget?

    So the first really interesting thing to watch is the first spacewalk which starts at 5:41am Friday which is just after midnight on the US east coast. I really need to know why the schedule is so insane and why they need that ******** odd minute. What possible difference would it make to start a six and a half hour spacewalk a minute earlier? Over the past few missions they have started a good few EVAs and hour ahead of schedule so why put an odd minute on the schedule when there is not the slightest chance that it will start at that time? It's like some of the fake things F1 does to create conversation.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:42

    Time for sleepies, goodnight all :)

    Night

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:42

    I know someone who has a banana phobia. I also know someone who has a tomato phobia. They're not allergic, just scared.

    Bananaphobia? How odd

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:43

    night! see you tomorrow! :D :D

    Awwww

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:44

    7.8 in Sumatra, Indonesia

    This seems to be earthquake week. At least this isn't another one in California.

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:44

    I know someone who has a banana phobia. I also know someone who has a tomato phobia. They're not allergic, just scared.

    speaking of phobias, i was in the kitchen earlier and mum opened one of the higher cupboards and a huge spider fell out! sadly i can't scream but i ran away...

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:45

    Awwww

    ;)

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)06/04/2010 at 22:45

    Bananaphobia? How odd

    more bizarre is the tomato phobia. The person in question can't eat pizza with tomato sauce on it.

    I'd understand it if be was actually allergic but he's not.

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:46

    speaking of phobias, i was in the kitchen earlier and mum opened one of the higher cupboards and a huge spider fell out! sadly i can't scream but i ran away...

    Spiders are a reasonable thing to have a phobia about given that some of them can kill you. I have never heard of anyone being attacked by a banana before or for that matter of a spider killing anyone in Kent

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:47

    more bizarre is the tomato phobia. The person in question can't eat pizza with tomato sauce on it.

    Tomatoes make more sense than bananas to me. They are squelchy and effectively just liquid inside. The banana seems a lot more trustworthy to me.

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:47

    I'd understand it if be was actually allergic but he's not.

    I don't really like the taste of raw tomato. I'd leave them on the side if I got them in salads and stuff. I wouldn't cry if I ate a bit though....

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:49

    I don't really like the taste of raw tomato. I'd leave them on the side if I got them in salads and stuff. I wouldn't cry if I ate a bit though....

    I went through a spell of not liking tomatos and I have never liked the smell of tomato juice. I used to love tomato soup but now I am not so keen on it.

    Tomatos seem duplicitous to me.

    Shame Giggles is not around. He loves words and sentences like that

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:51

    Spiders are a reasonable thing to have a phobia about given that some of them can kill you. I have never heard of anyone being attacked by a banana before or for that matter of a spider killing anyone in Kent

    there is still time... it's not that they may be deadly, they are fast, scary, and have waaaay too many legs for my liking..

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:52

    I don't really like the taste of raw tomato. I'd leave them on the side if I got them in salads and stuff. I wouldn't cry if I ate a bit though....

    i'll eat tomatos if i have to, i wouldn't choose to buy them though.

  • RG06/04/2010 at 22:53

    Spiders are a reasonable thing to have a phobia about given that some of them can kill you. I have never heard of anyone being attacked by a banana before or for that matter of a spider killing anyone in Kent

    There is always a first time...

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:53

    there is still time... it's not that they may be deadly, they are fast, scary, and have waaaay too many legs for my liking..

    They are scared of words though

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:53

    There is always a first time...

    *cries*

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 22:53

    i hate creepy crawlies

    FREAK.ME.OUT!!

  • Alison06/04/2010 at 22:54

    i'll eat tomatos if i have to, i wouldn't choose to buy them though.

    Yeah. I would happily make tomato soup though or make a tomato based sauce for something.

  • RG06/04/2010 at 22:54

    *cries*

    I'm with you here, saying there is always a first time for someone to be killed by a spider in Kent so there is a good reason to be scared.

    I've messed that up haven't I?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 22:54

    Yeah. I would happily make tomato soup though or make a tomato based sauce for something.

    yeah same:)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 22:55

    I'm with you here, saying there is always a first time for someone to be killed by a spider in Kent so there is a good reason to be scared.

    I would bet the first person to be killed by a spider in Kent dies of a heart attack from seeing it

  • lou06/04/2010 at 23:06

    I would bet the first person to be killed by a spider in Kent dies of a heart attack from seeing it

    oh dear lol

    oh a brighter note i have now been without a bloodshot and watering eye for 1/2 a day :)

  • Steven Roy06/04/2010 at 23:08

    oh a brighter note i have now been without a bloodshot and watering eye for 1/2 a day :)

    Is that because all the blood ran to your cheeks earlier?

  • lou06/04/2010 at 23:08

    Is that because all the blood ran to your cheeks earlier?

    hahahaa probably.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/04/2010 at 23:12

    For anyone that might be interested in watching GP3, it'll be covered on MotorsTV - http://gp3.gpupdate.net/en/autosport-news/231915/gp3-to-be-broadcast-on-motors-tv/