I really miss Formula 1!

Credit: Lou Johnson

I really miss Formula 1!

Ohh, hello again! This is a bit of a surprise me turning up on a Sunday with another daily but I have a funny feeling Lou may have forgotten to write this week's daily so I'm volunteering to step in and make sure we're safely guided into Sunday. It's OK, we're no longer stuck in a never-ending Saturday! Phew! Although I don't think I'd be able to create anything anywhere near as genius as Christine's poem daily last Sunday. Hopefully I can include just as much useful linkage as Lou usually does and you won't even notice the difference. I know Lou loves her countdowns so... 21 DAYS TILL THE FIRST RACE!! We're nearly there!

First off to get us into that ultimately chilled out Sunday feeling, did you know that Giggles Radio is making it's much anticipated return today? Yes, it is very much true! As exclusively revealed by Giggles this morning in an announcement that shook the comments to the core like Shakin' Stevens in an earthquake, we should see Giggles bringing back his much loved show at 4PM GMT today over at the Giggles Radio website which looks like it's all been done up all marvellously and looks very fancy, and of course remember to join in with the comments on the Dashboard as we tune in.

What about Formula 1 though, any news to report today? Not that much really, clearly it's gotten to the end of the week and everyone has decided to put their feet up and stop doing stuff. It may be worth reminding that the final test session of the winter off-season takes place this week from Tuesday if you're missing your testing fix. To keep you entertained till then, Christine has produced a fantastic podcasty-video-thingy introduction to the new season with an interview from Crofty and Pinky (Natalie Pinkham, the new 5 Live F1 pitlane reporter). For more Formula 1 related content I myself posted an exclusive guide on how to get into Formula 1, one that drivers all over the world will definitely use in their quest to get into the sport. It's all definitely true. Yes sir!

Do you remember RG's fantastic New Teams Championship in 2010 that Heikki Kovalainen went on to win with much success? It was a much loved thing here on Sidepodcast as well as some teams on the grid knowing about RG's hard work to keep this updated but this year he's decided to go with something a bit different and look at just how biased the BBC are over the year as they've always been accused of Red Bull and bigger team bias and ignoring the smaller teams on the grid. I think it should be a fascinating bit of insight as RG takes in every little bit of information over the next 9 months or so!

Finally, I'm sure if you've always kept up with Lou's dailies you'll have known how much she loves to share the photography that she discovers over the week or so before her daily. There is simply no comparison between her knowledge and my barely-able-to-use-a-polaroid struggles but an idea came to my mind when I thought of how to incoporate photography into this daily. Have you ever read the blogs of Formula 1 photographers over the interwebs? There's plenty of them out there to get involved and stuck into with the likes of Darren Heath, Paul-Henry Cahier, Sutton Images, Andy Hone and Emily Davenport as just a few examples. Luckily Sidepodcast have created a hugely helpful Twitter directory of F1 photographers so it's perfect and easy to keep up with the developments of these guys! It also reminds me that I really need to make a website...

Podcast of the Week

I know it's a recurring ending to Lou's dailies to have a bit of a delve into the archives and find some fantastic bit of podcasting from our lovely hosts here at Sidepodcast so this week I've decided to choose what I absolutely loved listening to and taking part in over the years and that is the Sidepodpanels. If you've never listened to a Sidepodpanel think of it as the Question of Sport of Sidepodcast as it's very much an off-the-cuff type of gameshow about Formula 1 and such fun! You can find all the Panels here but I've chosen the best of Season 2 as my podcast of the week as it's a recap of much awesomeness!

Sidepodcast audio preview

I hope you have a lovely relaxed Sunday and I'll see you in the comments.

200 responses

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 10:24

    Giggles Radio! Giggles Radio!

    And one year a show every fortnight - starting with 1980! AMAZING. Sooo excited. :D

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 10:26

    The comments were totally shaken up! And so was I :)

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 10:26

    Thanks Lukeh!

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 10:48

    Brilliant daily. Super thanks Lukeh.

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 10:49

    The comments were totally shaken up! And so was I :)

    I like that we got the exclusive revelation :)

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 10:56

    Brilliant daily. Super thanks Lukeh.

    No problemo :)

    Oh and last night I found out it was somehow possible to have an entuire chocolate biscuit go down your throat. Scariest moment ever!

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 10:59

    Oh and last night I found out it was somehow possible to have an entuire chocolate biscuit go down your throat. Scariest moment ever!

    Crikey! Sounds scary, although it would make eating a bit quicker.

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 10:59

    Oh and last night I found out it was somehow possible to have an entuire chocolate biscuit go down your throat. Scariest moment ever!

    woah!

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 11:01

    Crikey! Sounds scary, although it would make eating a bit quicker.

    I don't even understand how it happened though. all I did was put it in my mouth as you would do and it just slipped down my tongue. More embarrassingly was the fact I was playing a game with a friend online with my headset!

    It eventually went down but it was scary. It didn;t stop me from eating more chocolate biscuits though #rebel

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 11:02

    amy did you like Top Spin 4?

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 11:03

    amy did you like Top Spin 4?

    I have not played it yet! I left it downloading over night so it wouldn't count towards my on-peak data cap and today I haven't been near the TV. That's a lie, I'm currently watching a movie. But I will give it a go when this (terrible) movie ends in 20 minutes :)

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 11:04

    It eventually went down but it was scary. It didn;t stop me from eating more chocolate biscuits though #rebel

    What kind of biscuit was it?

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 11:05

    What kind of biscuit was it?

    Chocolate Rich Tea. Sooo yummy. :)

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 11:16

    Oh and last night I found out it was somehow possible to have an entuire chocolate biscuit go down your throat. Scariest moment ever!

    The comments won't be able to stay standing if the revelations keep coming this quickly!

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 12:07

    (hearts) super-stand-in-daily.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 12:19

    Hi everyone

  • lou06/03/2011 at 12:33

    I'm sorry everyone. :( thanks Lukeh.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 12:40

    Congrats to Danica Patrick - 4th place in the Nationwide race in Las Vegas last night, her best NASCAR result so far.

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 12:53

    Congrats to Danica Patrick - 4th place in the Nationwide race in Las Vegas last night, her best NASCAR result so far.

    Woot!

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 12:56

    Afternoon all

    I'm bored. I wish Giggles Radio would come back.

    BRING BACK GIGGLES RADIO NOW!

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 12:57

    BRING BACK GIGGLES RADIO NOW!

    3 hours more. :D

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 12:57

    BRING BACK GIGGLES RADIO NOW!

    Guess what Steven!!!!!! http://gigglesradio.com It's back baby!

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 12:59

    BRING BACK GIGGLES RADIO NOW!

    3 hours more. :D

    You DID read the daily, right?

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:00

    #sidepodspace

    #ProfBrianCox

    Today we get two lots of space stuff on TV and two lots of Prof Cox. First his new series Wonders of the Universe starts at 9pm on BBC2. Then at 1155pm on BBC1 we get the 700th episode of The Sky at Night with a few guests popping in. This is a 40 minute episode rather than the usual 15-20 minutes. Also note for reasons of insanity this program never seems to reach the iplayer. I have no idea why.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:00

    Guess what Steven!!!!!! http://gigglesradio.com It's back baby!

    You really know your audience. I'm impressed with your uncanny sense of timing.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:01

    You DID read the daily, right?

    Only just got here :D

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 13:02

    You really know your audience. I'm impressed with your uncanny sense of timing.

    I am quite uncanny ;) Which I assume would mean unlucky to RG

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 13:02

    Only just got here :D

    So I can tell. :D Hello.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:03

    I also just noticed the Zidane film Mr C and I live commented (struggled to make sense of) is on at stupid o'clock tonight but that should make the iplayer. It's worth watching if you like football and arty films and if you have nothing to do for a couple of hours.

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 13:03

    I also just noticed the Zidane film Mr C and I live commented (struggled to make sense of) is on at stupid o'clock tonight but that should make the iplayer. It's worth watching if you like football and arty films and if you have nothing to do for a couple of hours.

    Can't miss an opportunity like that: http://mrschristine.com/2010/07/04/film-watch-62-zidane-a-21st-century-portrait/

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 13:05

    Can't miss an opportunity like that: mrschristine.com/…century-portrait/

    She shoots, she scores! PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

  • RG06/03/2011 at 13:05

    I am quite uncanny ;) Which I assume would mean unlucky to RG

    Possibly.

    Hi people.

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 13:06

    She shoots, she scores! PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

    You are hyped up today, Alex. :D

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 13:07

    You are hyped up today, Alex. :D

    :)

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 13:09

    I'm off for a bit anyways, my brother is coming over to shout at the TV and explain why he is better than Alex Ferguson, and maybe we might watch the football too. See you all later for giggles radio :)

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:17

    Can't miss an opportunity like that: mrschristine.com/…century-portrait/

    Love the plugging

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:18

    I'm off for a bit anyways, my brother is coming over to shout at the TV and explain why he is better than Alex Ferguson, and maybe we might watch the football too. See you all later for giggles radio :)

    I hate Alex Ferguson. grrrrrrrrr

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 13:46

    After playing this demo I think it's a shame that the Grand Slams are now in Melbourne, Paris, New York and....Dublin. They got the rights to what looks like every other main tournament. I wonder why no Wimbledon.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 13:48

    After playing this demo I think it's a shame that the Grand Slams are now in Melbourne, Paris, New York and....Dublin. They got the rights to what looks like every other main tournament. I wonder why no Wimbledon.

    I played the demo and now I want to listen to the whoe series again

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 14:03

    I played the demo and now I want to listen to the whoe series again

    I think we're talking about different things :D

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 14:05

    I think we're talking about different things :D

    We are. I am talking about Lous podcast of the week in Lukeh's daily. Is it any wonder I am confused

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 14:06

    We are. I am talking about Lous podcast of the week in Lukeh's daily. Is it any wonder I am confused

    it's all Lukehs fault, he's the one who told me to download the tennis game too.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 14:06

    it's all Lukehs fault, he's the one who told me to download the tennis game too.

    Tennis in Dublin? That's not right

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 14:07

    it's all Lukehs fault, he's the one who told me to download the tennis game too.

    #blamelukeh

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 14:08

    Tennis in Dublin? That's not right

    in the demo I could only play at Roland Garros or Flushing Meadows.

    Needless to say, Roger Federer just lost to Ana Ivanovic at the French Open. Hmm.

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 14:08

    #blamelukeh

    #thankfullyhesnotheretodefendhimself

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 14:08

    #blamelukeh

    Although he only did the daily because Lou forgot... #blamelou

    And we know what that means... Lou only does things because Steven volunteered to do them... #blamesteven

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 14:09

    in the demo I could only play at Roland Garros or Flushing Meadows.

    So are you going to buy the game now?

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 14:09

    And we know what that means... Lou only does things because Steven volunteered to do them... #blamesteven

    Damn

  • Amy06/03/2011 at 14:11

    So are you going to buy the game now?

    probably not, I think I still prefer the Virtua Tennis series. This game had fantastic realism of the players habits though, they got the fist pumps just right :D

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 14:12

    probably not, I think I still prefer the Virtua Tennis series. This game had fantastic realism of the players habits though, they got the fist pumps just right :D

    Fist pumps are vital. Wrong fist pumps could ruin a game

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 14:22

    Chocolate Rich Tea. Sooo yummy. :)

    Maybe it was a warning that you should stick to chocolate digestives or the odd chocolate hobnob on special occasions. Rich tea are spineless biscuits wih terrible structural rigidity when wet :)

    Afternoon

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 14:54

    Afternoon

    Afternoon Mr Clapper

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 14:55

    Hullo sir, good to be having your wonderful radio show back soon

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 15:03

    Music selection done...

    Wires done...

    Now to write show post...

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 15:07

    Now to write show post...

    You're doing well!

  • Kathi06/03/2011 at 15:08

    Have I recently mentioned how much I love my N900. No more geolocked Ted.

  • Kathi06/03/2011 at 15:16

    #WRC Ogier is off the road. Driver and co-driver OK. Car not so much.

    That means Loeb is back in the lead

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 15:19

    Have I recently mentioned how much I love my N900. No more geolocked Ted.

    Sounds good

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 15:19

    #WRC Ogier is off the road. Driver and co-driver OK. Car not so much.

    OOPS

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 15:20

    You're doing well!

    So for the post title... Should it be Giggles Radio - 1980 or Giggles Radio 2 - 1980?

  • RG06/03/2011 at 15:20

    #WRC Ogier is off the road. Driver and co-driver OK. Car not so much.

    Noooo.

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 15:20

    #WRC Ogier is off the road. Driver and co-driver OK. Car not so much.

    Good for Loeb. Bad for Citroen.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 15:22

    Has anyone created a sidepodcast Fantasy Racers league yet? If not I will do one now and scribble a quick post on it

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 15:22

    So for the post title... Should it be Giggles Radio - 1980 or Giggles Radio 2 - 1980?

    The first one is fine, unless you specifically want to reference that it's the second series.

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 15:23

    Has anyone created a sidepodcast Fantasy Racers league yet? If not I will do one now and scribble a quick post on it

    I don't think anyone has yet.

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 15:24

    The first one is fine, unless you specifically want to reference that it's the second series.

    Okie doke!

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 15:26

    Well my brother is not so happy now because of that ball game, doh

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 15:30

    Well my brother is not so happy now because of that ball game, doh

    :D

    Can't waittohear Sir Furious ranting about how the grass was biased or the wind was at fault or some other excuse that means it is not his fault

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 15:31

    Now to write show post...

    Done... Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-giggles-radio-1980

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 15:31

    Can't waittohear Sir Furious ranting about how the grass was biased or the wind was at fault or some other excuse that means it is not his fault

    I want him to branch out into new ideas for his excuses. Like he was worried his sky box had not recorded antiques roadshow and that put the team off, or how the sun was .04 degrees higher than he anticipated when preparing in training

  • Kai06/03/2011 at 15:33

    Hi folks.

    Giggles today? woo hoo!

  • Alex Andronov06/03/2011 at 15:33

    Giggles today? woo hoo!

    That's right!

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 15:34

    I want him to branch out into new ideas for his excuses. Like he was worried his sky box had not recorded antiques roadshow and that put the team off, or how the sun was .04 degrees higher than he anticipated when preparing in training

    I love blaming the sky box.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 15:34

    Hi Kai

  • RG06/03/2011 at 15:35

    Hi folks.

    yo Kai.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 17:11

    As Joe is advertising his Melbourne 'Evening' now, I'm guessing there won't be a pre-season London one :(

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 17:31

    and relax: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/cable-free

    i need a beer.

  • Andy Taylor06/03/2011 at 17:35

    and relax: sidepodcast.poste…us.com/cable-free

    The before photo looks like the floor of the server room at my old job when I started. It took the network engineers more than a day to dismantle and even then they gave up and started cutting cables.

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 17:38

    It took the network engineers more than a day to dismantle and even then they gave up and started cutting cables.

    took about 8 hours man hours to sort it and re-wire everything. i have x1 power adapter left over though.

  • Andy Taylor06/03/2011 at 17:42

    #sidepodspace For those of us in the UK, there's an ISS sighting starting at 1857 this evening, should be a good one.

  • Andy Taylor06/03/2011 at 18:00

    I've just found another sighting of Mr C - now we know why he keeps such strange hours, he's on China Time:

    http://bit.ly/gzJ1Bu

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 18:20

    Onto NASCAR, then. Viva Las Vegas!

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 18:22

    Onto NASCAR, then. Viva Las Vegas!

    Tony Stewart just interviewed. The Lewis-Tony swap at Watkins will be done thanks to Mobil 1. Interesting. I wonder why McLaren-Mercedes didn't do this earlier with Dodge...

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 18:23

    Tony Stewart just interviewed. The Lewis-Tony swap at Watkins will be done thanks to Mobil 1. Interesting. I wonder why McLaren-Mercedes didn't do this earlier with Dodge...

    *Watkins Glen

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 18:25

    Tony Stewart just interviewed. The Lewis-Tony swap at Watkins will be done thanks to Mobil 1. Interesting. I wonder why McLaren-Mercedes didn't do this earlier with Dodge...

    They have a 2hr buildup show?

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 18:26

    #sidepodspace

    We missed the launch of the rocket caryying the USAF's top secret X-37B yesterday. I knew this was due to happen but didn't realise it was so soon.

    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av026/

  • Kai06/03/2011 at 18:26

    We missed the launch of the rocket caryying the USAF's top secret X-37B yesterday. I knew this was due to happen but didn't realise it was so soon.

    If it's top secret why do we know about it?

  • Christine06/03/2011 at 18:27

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/03/06/a-mac-memory/

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 18:27

    Onto NASCAR, then. Viva Las Vegas!

    I'm off out for a little while, not sure if I'll watch this when I come back as the NNS race bored me a bit, mind you I only cared about a couple of drivers in that. :) May well turn it on for a while.

    See you later.

  • Kai06/03/2011 at 18:28

    See you later.

    See you later

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 18:28

    They have a 2hr buildup show?

    Not sure what time it started. Race programme is at the top of the hour, with green flag coming a bit later than that.

  • Alianora La Canta06/03/2011 at 18:29

    Pluggety plug plug:

    Changes to the 2011 Sporting Regulations

    Highlights include the removal of the homologated survival cell rule, overtaking on the formation lap... ...and a removed indent.

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 18:29

    Not sure what time it started. Race programme is at the top of the hour, with green flag coming a bit later than that.

    I think you're an hour off. NASCAR.com say 3 ET which is 8 GMT which is in 1hr 30m.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 18:30

    If it's top secret why do we know about it?

    The first one was meant to be top secret but the USAF found out how much technology everyone else had when the whole mission was tracked. Every time the thing changed course in orbit someone tracked it and reported it. This time I don't think they are even trying to keep it secret. The days when the military could do things in secret are over.

  • Journeyer06/03/2011 at 18:34

    I think you're an hour off. NASCAR.com say 3 ET which is 8 GMT which is in 1hr 30m.

    Ah yes - didn't factor in DST. Yes, that's still some time away.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 18:41

    Love today's pic from Laney. Unusual composition but it works really well

    http://www.blipfoto.com/view.php?id=1011722&month=3&year=2011

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 18:46

    How can anyone like Bernie's fake rain. Apparently Christian Fittipaldi does according to Adam Cooper.

    http://twitter.com/fittitweet

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)06/03/2011 at 18:52

    Five minute warning for ISS sighting (UK)

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 18:59

    Five minute warning for ISS sighting (UK)

    Too cloudy

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)06/03/2011 at 19:05

    Too cloudy

    Bah. Clear skies here and a rather wonderful view - ISS stayed lit by sun for most of the traverse. Setting Moon was a bonus, beautifully lit by the Earth

  • Alianora La Canta06/03/2011 at 19:06

    Too cloudy

    Same here. Sky completely covered :(

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 19:10

    Bah. Clear skies here and a rather wonderful view - ISS stayed lit by sun for most of the traverse. Setting Moon was a bonus, beautifully lit by the Earth

    It always looks better with the shuttle attached. I saw it once a few hours after they separated and the ISS chased the shuttle across the sky. Won't see that this time unless they change the landing again.

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 19:38

    5livef1 saw it, but didn't know what it was:

    Thanks to @tobymoody for pointing out that it was the Space Shuttle I saw and not Space Aliens...

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 19:39

    Thanks to @tobymoody for pointing out that it was the Space Shuttle I saw and not Space Aliens...

    The space shuttle was just a very small part of it. They saw the ISS with the shuttle attached

  • Alianora La Canta06/03/2011 at 19:40

    Thanks to @tobymoody for pointing out that it was the Space Shuttle I saw and not Space Aliens...

    Now that would have been a news event!

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 19:45

    The space shuttle was just a very small part of it. They saw the ISS with the shuttle attached

    you should tweet them.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 19:45

    Prepares for Top Gear and Brian Cox double bill

  • Alison06/03/2011 at 19:48

    Hiiiiiiiiiii :)

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 19:48

    you should tweet them.

    They are probably still celebrating that it was not aliens. How odd they chose today of all days to mention it after Andy pointed it out here.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 19:48

    Hiiiiiiiiiii :)

    Still happy?

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 19:49

    Hiiiiiiiiiii :)

    Hi Alison

    Sorry I didn't get to meet up with you and Nick but with moving South there'll be more scope for other opportunities

    Congrats on your offer

  • Andy Taylor (iPhone)06/03/2011 at 19:51

    It always looks better with the shuttle attached. I saw it once a few hours after they separated and the ISS chased the shuttle across the sky. Won't see that this time unless they change the landing again.

    I assume you saw the photo taken from the ground just before docking?

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 19:53

    I assume you saw the photo taken from the ground just before docking?

    No

  • Alison06/03/2011 at 19:54

    Sorry I didn't get to meet up with you and Nick but with moving South there'll be more scope for other opportunities

    No worries, you did well to avoid our haphazard "planning" anyways I reckon :P

    I've never had plans changed more often my entire life.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 19:56

    I've never had plans changed more often my entire life.

    Shhh, you'll convince Mr C that no good will come from planning ;)

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 19:58

    Top Gearis justa highlights show from the last series

  • Alison06/03/2011 at 19:58

    Shhh, you'll convince Mr C that no good will come from planning ;)

    Hehehe quite the opposite. We changed a lot of plans to see one of Nick's friends who then ended up not bothering to come anyways. Twice.

    I think people should make plans and stick to them.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 19:59

    Top Gearis justa highlights show from the last series

    Oh, thanks

    I'll catch up the missed episodes now then

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 20:01

    Evening folks

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 20:03

    Hi Leigh

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 20:04

    Hi steven

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 20:05

    Just checking out the NASCAR race in Las Vegas - nowt else to do tonight.

    :/

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 20:07

    Just checking out the NASCAR race in Las Vegas - nowt else to do tonight.

    I will watch a few Nascar races this year but I can't imagine wathing more than one every 6 weeks

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 20:09

    I will watch a few Nascar races this year but I can't imagine wathing more than one every 6 weeks

    I know the feeling, but Las Vegas can be an interesting little oval

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 20:10

    I know the feeling, but Las Vegas can be an interesting little oval

    It clashes with the start of Brian Cox's new series so I will give it a miss

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 20:10

    Think I've understood what Bernie actually meant by bringing up his idea about creating rain

    http://twitpic.com/46w29k

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 20:13

    Think I've understood what Bernie actually meant by bringing up his idea about creating rain

    blog it!

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 20:13

    blog it!

    Definitely

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 20:18

    Looks like Toby Moody is educating 5livef1 and others about the space station and sighting opportunities

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 20:29

    Evening. Nice cuppa at Mum's, back home now for some dinner.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 20:32

    Sigh.... 16 laps and two cautions... #NASCAR

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 20:36

    Five minute warning for ISS sighting (UK)

    Ahh I missed it by a few minutes when I went out. :( Clear skies too.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 20:37

    Ahh I missed it by a few minutes when I went out. :( Clear skies too.

    19:22 tomorrow

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 20:38

    19:22 tomorrow

    Thanks

  • Kai06/03/2011 at 20:42

    Yes, statistics can be really boring, but not to this guy.

    I just saw this on Fareed Zakaria's GPS news show. I like it.

    200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 minutes

    http://www.gapminder.org/videos/200-years-that-changed-the-world-bbc/

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 20:55

    Boooooooo, wordpress is uber slow again.

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 20:58

    Boooooooo, wordpress is uber slow again.

    or not

    F1 cinema PING!! http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/formula-1-at-the-cinema/

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 20:59
  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 21:01

    Brian Cox just starting now on BBC2

  • Andy Taylor06/03/2011 at 21:01

    Ahh I missed it by a few minutes when I went out. :( Clear skies too.

    Pity. I have to say that the NASA iPad* app is amazingly good, it shows real-time location of the ISS and sightings where you are located.

    *Yes, I have an iPad - purchased on Wednesday, so an original one.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 21:04

    Pity. I have to say that the NASA iPad* app is amazingly good, it shows real-time location of the ISS and sightings where you are located.

    You can get real time location @ http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/index.html

    Sightings at your location by selecting your country on the left of page http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 21:09

    Sigh....

    @dustinlong: #NASCAR ... Amount of racing Fox has shown between commercials in last 4 segments has been 6 minutes, 47 sec

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 21:09

    *Yes, I have an iPad - purchased on Wednesday, so an original one.

    Welcome to the club, I presume it was a very good deal

  • Andy Taylor06/03/2011 at 21:10

    Welcome to the club, I presume it was a very good deal

    Indeed it was. :D

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 21:10

    Sightings at your location by selecting your country on the left of page spaceflight.nasa.…aldata/sightings/

    Ta. Starts from WSW which is roughly in the direction of the clock tower as viewed from my bedroom window..

  • Andy Taylor06/03/2011 at 21:12

    Ta. Starts from WSW which is roughly in the direction of the clock tower as viewed from my bedroom window..

    The ISS goes the "wrong way" across the sky - west to east, making it easy to spot.

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 21:27

    I am finding Brian Cox's show a bit annoying. It is over-produced. Too much show, too much incidental music, too many irrelevant visuals. There are chunks that are more like a program introduction than the actual meat of a program.

    The content is good if you can filter out the show.

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 21:28

    The content is good if you can filter out the show.

    tweet him that

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 21:29

    too much incidental music

    I hate this about modern television as a whole.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 21:29

    The content is good if you can filter out the show.

    I was thinking something was wrong, nicely put

  • RG06/03/2011 at 21:31

    The content is good if you can filter out the show.

    Things can only get better.

    I am so, so sorry. I just really wanted to say that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 21:32

    Things can only get better.

    I am so, so sorry. I just really wanted to say that.

    Oh dear...

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 21:32

    Things can only get better.

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 21:35

    My word, this NASCAR race is dreadfully stop / start...

    :/

  • jpancoast06/03/2011 at 21:36

    My word, this NASCAR race is dreadfully stop / start...

    but they're the best drivers, IN THE WORLD!

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 21:37

    My word, this NASCAR race is dreadfully stop / start...

    It is quite annoying..

  • Steven Roy06/03/2011 at 21:39

    The hatches of the ISS and shuttle have been locked. They are ready to separate.

    http://twitter.com/NASA/status/44508448745979904

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 21:40

    but they're the best drivers, IN THE WORLD!

    Apparently Franchitti is only good because of his short NASCAR stint.....

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 21:40

    Nothing could measure how much Darrell Waltrip wrecks my brain.

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 21:45

    NASCAR for F1 fans:

    Tony Stewart leads (he of the Lewis Hamilton car swap).

    Montoya is 4th.

    Jeff Gordon 8th.

    Dale Jr 9th.

    Ambrose (V8 Supercar) 10th

    Multiple champ and RoC man Johnson is 17th.

    Daytona winner Bayne 26th

  • jpancoast06/03/2011 at 21:59

    Apparently Franchitti is only good because of his short NASCAR stint.....

    Franchitti is good because he's Scottish.

    #wouldhavethoughtthatwasobvious

  • jpancoast06/03/2011 at 22:00

    Franchitti is good because he's Scottish.

    with an Italian name, that's what makes him really good.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 22:04

    with an Italian name, that's what makes him really good.

    In that case, di Resta will be a star!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 22:37

    Hmmm... Goodyear and NASCAR giving a lesson for those thinking Pirelli's deliberately weak tyres will be good for F1.

    Constant blow-outs

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 22:37

    Mr & Mrs Smith is on.

    Angie and guns, great stuff

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 22:49

    #NASCAR

    JPM is still running 2nd with only 50 laps to go. Chasing Stewart for his first Sprint Cup oval win.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 23:06

    I now officially hate NASCAR broadcasts

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:08

    I now officially hate NASCAR broadcasts

    Correction: you hate FOX NASCAR broadcasts.

    Watch a TNT one later in the year, they are much better, in that they actually cover the race

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 23:09

    Correction: you hate FOX NASCAR broadcasts.

    Good point

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:09

    My feed is basically a radio feed with slides

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 23:10

    My feed is basically a radio feed with slides

    My feed is good, i just hate the presentation

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:16

    Edwards wins.

    Stewart 2nd.

    Montoya 3rd.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 23:18

    Good job by Montoya - a bit lift in the points.

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:19

    Good job by Montoya - a bit lift in the points.

    Ambrose 4th too, good stuff

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:27

    Sky At Night on BBC1 now

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/03/2011 at 23:28

    Right folks, I'm off.

    Good night

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:28

    Right folks, I'm off.

    Good night

    See ya

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 23:29

    NASCAR for F1 fans:

    Tony Stewart leads (he of the Lewis Hamilton car swap).

    Montoya is 4th.

    Jeff Gordon 8th.

    Dale Jr 9th.

    Ambrose (V8 Supercar) 10th

    Multiple champ and RoC man Johnson is 17th.

    Daytona winner Bayne 26th

    love this update!

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 23:31

    More stunning pictures from The Boston Globe via @F1Photos:

    Another amazing photographic endeavour by Olivier Grunewald: the depths of Nyiragongo Crater in Africa: http://tinyurl.com/493n7u8

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 23:32

    * sorry, @F1Photo

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 23:33

    * sorry, @F1Photo

    that happens a lot :)

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:35

    love this update!

    :)

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 23:35

    that happens a lot :)

    Yeah, not a war I want to get I to either ;)

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 23:39

    Yeah, not a war I want to get I to either ;)

    i like 'em both.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 23:40

    i like 'em both.

    As do I

    Just not keen on implied credentials. Regardless, those are some great shots

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 23:45

    Anyone seen much of Rally Mexico, have only caught one update. The street portion in the underground tunnels was quite mad

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:52

    Who's idea was it to get John Culshaw to interview Patrick Moore, as Patrick Moore? It's awful.

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 23:54

    Who's idea was it to get John Culshaw to interview Patrick Moore, as Patrick Moore? It's awful.

    dominic diamond would've been better.

  • Bassano06/03/2011 at 23:55

    dominic diamond would've been better.

    :)

  • Lukeh06/03/2011 at 23:55

    dominic diamond would've been better.

    What do you think oh gamesmaster?!

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 23:56

    What do you think oh gamesmaster?!

    :)

  • Mr C06/03/2011 at 23:58

    THE brian may?

  • Pat W06/03/2011 at 23:58

    dominic diamond would've been better.

    :)

  • Alison07/03/2011 at 00:01

    Can someone un-addict me from Danish crime drama so I can go to sleep please? :P

  • Bassano07/03/2011 at 00:05

    Can someone un-addict me from Danish crime drama so I can go to sleep please? :P

    Millenium Trilogy?

  • Pat W07/03/2011 at 00:09

    Can someone un-addict me from Danish crime drama so I can go to sleep please? :P

    Someone at work was raving about that.. is it on iplayer? :)

  • Alison07/03/2011 at 00:11

    Someone at work was raving about that.. is it on iplayer? :)

    Yeah. I'm not raving but it is quite compulsive. The subtitled aspect is annoying me now though. I quite like having iplayer stuff on in the background while I work but I can't follow any of the plot without constantly watching the screen.

  • Pat W07/03/2011 at 00:12

    Yeah. I'm not raving but it is quite compulsive. The subtitled aspect is annoying me now though. I quite like having iplayer stuff on in the background while I work but I can't follow any of the plot without constantly watching the screen.

    ahh you should watch NASCAR

  • Alison07/03/2011 at 00:26

    ahh you should watch NASCAR

    Hehehe sounds like a lot more meaningless noise to me :D