I am taking back the reigns of the Daily post, thanks to Mr C for covering. We're both still under the weather, if we're honest, but we're soldiering on because there's some good racing around the corner, I just know it. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • It took them all day, but we finally found out what FOTA thought about the budget caps idea. They want to "talk about it." Now, I don't need to tell you that "we have to talk" is generally not a precursor to good news, but they haven't come out all guns blazing as I thought they might.
  • Simon Gillett has been given to the end of June to sort out his paperwork for the British Grand Prix. It's the extension he was after, but you have to wonder why the documentation hasn't already been sorted, when DVLL has had the contract in place for about nine months.
  • With news flying about with teams bringing new parts, and dropping existing technologies, James Allen wrote a good post a couple of days ago detailing each team's plans for the Spanish Grand Prix. Things may change before the action gets going, but it's definitely a good place to start.

That'll do it for now. Don't forget to check out the F1 Big Picture for the past few days, if you haven't already, as we've looked back into the history of the Spanish GP, and at what happened last year as well.

634 responses

  • Alenyaa06/05/2009 at 23:12

    I guess the teams have little choice but to talk about the budget caps. Max does whatever he wants anyway. Not that I think budget caps will be a bad idea, but I'm sure the FIA will find some way to not make it work...

    Oh, and only vaguely F1-related (listen to background :-P):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHr24_OzmfY&feature=related

  • Lukeh06/05/2009 at 23:14

    Oh, and only vaguely F1-related (listen to background :-P):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHr24_OzmfY&feature=related

    Awwwwww, how cuuuuuute!

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2009 at 23:15

    Awwwwww, how cuuuuuute!

    sooo cute

  • the Blue Orange Lion06/05/2009 at 23:21

    Alas, poor Alex! I knew him, Horatio...

  • Lukeh06/05/2009 at 23:34

    Still sticking with a matter of 'when' rather than 'if' concerning Gillett and the Donington saga. Absolutely want to see Britain on the calender for F1 but it does need to go back to Silverstone, I just can't see Donington being ready for 2010 by a long shot, and with silverstone now developing it's pit paddock (to my knowledge at least) as well as modernising for it's Moto GP ideas then surely Bernie knows in the back of his mind it'll all lead back to Silverstone. Then again it's Bernie, the same man who seemed to think that the Hamilton incident with Spanish fans last year was a banter-esque joke.

    It'll be a tragedy for british F1 heritage if we lose it though because of this silly tiff. at a time where formula 1 is being prublicised to it's fullest and really being embraced into the arms of viewers and sport lovers around the UK, we're running the risk of losing our own representation and hosting of the sport when it should be time of celebration where the World Champion is british and the current contender going for the championship is also british.

  • Andy Taylor06/05/2009 at 23:54

    Sidepodspace update: Launch of the Hubble servicing mission STS-125 is scheduled for this Monday, 11th May at 14:01EDT (that's 19:01 BST)

    Everyone ready for some i-spy?

  • me06/05/2009 at 23:56

    Everyone ready for some i-spy?

    ooooh yes :)

  • Journeyer06/05/2009 at 23:56

    sooo cute

    crazily cute! james allen put him to bed... :D

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 00:05

    Watching the BBC classic races I realise that I miss the sight of sparks/flames coming from the back of the cars.

  • me07/05/2009 at 00:06

    Watching the BBC classic races I realise that I miss the sight of sparks/flames coming from the back of the cars.

    i did for bit, then i thought there was too much of it.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 00:07

    i did for bit, then i thought there was too much of it.

    I think it's great, the sparks. But yeah, we shouldn't see them too often. Loved seeing it in Singapore - contributes to the place's aura. I'm now hoping the track resurfacing won't remove those sparks...

  • me07/05/2009 at 00:09

    I think it's great, the sparks. But yeah, we shouldn't see them too often. Loved seeing it in Singapore - contributes to the place's aura. I'm now hoping the track resurfacing won't remove those sparks...

    agreed on all counts.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 00:12

    I think it's great, the sparks. But yeah, we shouldn't see them too often. Loved seeing it in Singapore - contributes to the place's aura. I'm now hoping the track resurfacing won't remove those sparks...

    not meaning to jinx it in any way as I agree but did organisers not say they were aiming to smoothen out the bumps for 2009? :(

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 00:12

    Sidepodspace update: Launch of the Hubble servicing mission STS-125 is scheduled for this Monday, 11th May at 14:01EDT (that's 19:01 BST)

    Can't remember the last time a launch schedule was brought forward. Hopefully this one will go on time. There is a second shuttle also on the pad for the next ISS mission.

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 00:16

    i did for bit, then i thought there was too much of it.

    I was just being nostalgic.

  • me07/05/2009 at 00:17

    I was just being nostalgic.

    have you got to the bit where mansell passes senna? just a sea of sparks down the main straight.

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 00:18

    have you got to the bit where mansell passes senna? just a sea of sparks down the main straight.

    That's the exact bit! It was probably due to the extra weight he was carrying ;)

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 00:21

    Time for sleep. Night all. :)

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 00:24

    not meaning to jinx it in any way as I agree but did organisers not say they were aiming to smoothen out the bumps for 2009? :(

    That's true, and it should improve grip for most of the corners, but they better stay away from the back straight!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 01:23

    i wish i could see the classic races. Time to move to the uk. Then the bbc also wouldnt be able to keep heikki video from me :)

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 01:29

    i wish i could see the classic races. Time to move to the uk. Then the bbc also wouldnt be able to keep heikki video from me :)

    Classic races are also shown on JTV. Try the channels of mc_kik_ and the_f1_society.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 04:08

    ahh yes, i have watched quite a lot on jtv. My 10gb download limit doesnt like me very much.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 04:21

    ahh yes, i have watched quite a lot on jtv. My 10gb download limit doesnt like me very much.

    you have a 10GB DL limit? that's a shame. but then again, most races on JTV aren't in HD anyway, so they shouldn't be taking THAT much bandwidth, right?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 05:32

    its 10gb shared between 6 people which is the problem. We get 140gb off peak which is 1am-6am. Im normally up then anyway ;) i have a 5gb 3g plan that i use once we go over the 10gb but i normally run out of that as well. I miss my old unlimited plan i had in nz.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 06:02

    It took them all day, but we finally found out what FOTA thought about the budget caps idea. They want to “talk about it.” Now, I don’t need to tell you that “we have to talk” is generally not a precursor to good news, but they haven’t come out all guns blazing as I thought they might.

    Given what Max and his family are going through, I was pretty sure they wouldn't release anything too aggressive or too opposed to Max's policies. Max also cancelled his Friday presscon in Barcelona, so I'd call it even. Expect discussions on this to properly resume in the buildup to Monaco.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 06:04

    its 10gb shared between 6 people which is the problem. We get 140gb off peak which is 1am-6am. Im normally up then anyway

    So that's 1.67GB for peak hours? That is miniscule - that's only worth 1 torrent - or even less!

    We have a rather slower connection here (0.75GB DL speed), but it's unlimited. I'd rather have the slower option, because a fast yet limited connection would probably mean you'd run out of bandwidth pretty darn quick - and you won't be able to make full use of it too.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 06:17

    As requested by Gavin:

    Fernando Alonso's career in video

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 06:46

    As requested by Gavin:

    Cheers!

  • K.R07/05/2009 at 07:16

    Hiya how are you guys ?

    I want to ask something , there was a F1 engineer who was killed In 1693? for refusing to join another rival team . could you tell me his name please? I have tried google but No answer :(

  • Musaed07/05/2009 at 07:22

    I like the concept of giving more of a chance for independent teams to compete and win, however not at the expense of the sport, what formula 1 is about technology and the peak of motor sport, with these budget cuts, I worry that other racing class will out preform formula 1 cars simply because the budget start to become so close to each other, the development path is bound to integrate.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 07:36

    Hiya how are you guys ?

    I want to ask something , there was a F1 engineer who was killed In 1693? for refusing to join another rival team . could you tell me his name please? I have tried google but No answer :(

    1693? That's a bit before my time. I know Bernie and Max are getting on a bit but I don't think they had F1 back then...

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 08:11

    1693? That’s a bit before my time. I know Bernie and Max are getting on a bit but I don’t think they had F1 back then…

    Gavin! Tsk tsk. He meant 1963. :P

    First thought that entered my head was the first ATS project, the ill-fated Ferrari mutiny which was led by Count Chiti. I'll Google and see what I can find.

  • Kris07/05/2009 at 08:14

    I'm officially an idiot: I've gone to teach my first years based on my phone alarm, which is still set to european time so I'm an hour early :(

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 08:17

    I'm officially an idiot: I've gone to teach my first years based on my phone alarm, which is still set to european time so I'm an hour early :(

    Aww. What's on the lesson plan today?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:19

    Gavin! Tsk tsk. He meant 1963. :P

    Today I need to be silly. I'm having a 'Salmon Day' today :(

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 08:21

    K.R, I couldn't find anything. Do you have any more info? Are you also sure it's 1963?

    Only Steven Roy can help us now. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:22

    Why am I being moderated for commenting on my post about the science museum? I just wanted to add a link to a story about the official opening...

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 08:22

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 08:22

    I’m officially an idiot: I’ve gone to teach my first years based on my phone alarm, which is still set to european time so I’m an hour early

    Better early than late, I say. :)

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 08:24

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched

    Hello! It looks brilliant. :D

    The car they used is surprisingly sponsor-free...

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 08:24

    Why am I being moderated for commenting on my post about the science museum? I just wanted to add a link to a story about the official opening...

    I think comments on posts older than a week get moderated automatically. I will go look now.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 08:24

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

    Wow, it's... busy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:25

    Why am I being moderated for commenting on my post about the science museum? I just wanted to add a link to a story about the official opening...

    I think comments on posts older than a week get moderated automatically. I will go look now.

    Cheers. I thought it was because of the link...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:25

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

    Wow, it's... busy.

    It's meh.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 08:27

    It's meh.

    yellow and black on the car is growing on me, but yellow and black on the website links is awful.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 08:36

    Cheers. I thought it was because of the link...

    Have rescued the original comment.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:38

    Cheers. I thought it was because of the link...

    Have rescued the original comment.

    Many thanks ;)

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 08:38

    yellow and black on the car is growing on me, but yellow and black on the website links is awful.

    It's not the most astounding website I've seen. But I guess it does the job - perhaps.

  • Kris07/05/2009 at 08:40

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

    Is it just this crappy computer lab monitor or does that look *really* dark?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:42

    has anyone here had a bad experience with Sony cameras?

    I was given a DSC W110 as a present and it was OK, but yesterday I found that the screen broke on the inside. It has never been dropped or knocked and it was in a Sony case. I am good with my electronics and my last camera still works after 7 years of service so I'm disappointed. Sony have told me not to bother fixing it as it's outside the warranty and I don't want to send it back to NZ (where it was bought) as it's unfair to lump this on my parents :(

    I have heard horror stories when I worked in the electronics shop about Sony cameras but 5 months of usage is ridiculous!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 08:46

    I have heard horror stories when I worked in the electronics shop about Sony cameras but 5 months of usage is ridiculous!

    I am on my 4th Sony camera, the first one I dropped in the sea, the second one I used until it was seriously outdated, the third one I dropped off a balcony onto concrete....

    I'm being very careful with this one ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:48

    I am on my 4th Sony camera, the first one I dropped in the sea, the second one I used until it was seriously outdated, the third one I dropped off a balcony onto concrete....

    I'm being very careful with this one ;)

    So they're cursed then?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 08:49

    So they're cursed then?

    I think I just have a problem holding on to things after a few drinks!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 08:52

    I think I just have a problem holding on to things after a few drinks!

    Spoken like a true kiwi ;)

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 08:53

    It’s not the most astounding website I’ve seen. But I guess it does the job - perhaps.

    It's pretty good, actually. I've seen better, but I've definitely seen a lot worse.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 08:55

    has anyone here had a bad experience with Sony cameras?

    We have a Sony camera, had it for a year-plus now, and it's perfectly fine.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 08:55

    I wonder if Vettel is going to have yet another helmet design for Spain. I quite like that he keeps changing them, because most drivers helmets are so boring.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 09:04

    I wonder if Vettel is going to have yet another helmet design for Spain. I quite like that he keeps changing them, because most drivers helmets are so boring.

    I like it, but at the same time, I like it when a helmet is recognisable.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 09:06

    I like it, but at the same time, I like it when a helmet is recognisable.

    true, especially in those damn red bull cars which I can't tell apart at speed. Two cars is bad enough, but 4 is terrible.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 09:09

    true, especially in those damn red bull cars which I can’t tell apart at speed. Two cars is bad enough, but 4 is terrible.

    Yes you can.

    If at front = RBR

    If mixing with Force India/BMW Sauber at the back = STR

    Simples.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 09:10

    Simples.

    :D Buemi's gonna get a win though ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 09:20

    true, especially in those damn red bull cars which I can't tell apart at speed. Two cars is bad enough, but 4 is terrible.

    If it's winnning - Vettel

    If it's involved in an unlucky incident - Webber

    If it's mixing it up in the midfield shouting "NOOOOOOO!"- Buemi

    If it's at the back with Piquet - Bourdais

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 09:26

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

    Oooooooooh!!

    Morning all.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 09:28

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

    Oooooooooh!!

    Morning all.

    Morning. You're easily pleased, I see?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 09:29

    Morning. You're easily pleased, I see?

    It was a very nice wake up surprise I must admit. I really like it, at least.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 09:36

    Just noticed that the comments in this thread aren't updating in the bog-standard Web-o-format. Are pages being cached because the 'Recent Comments' widget in the sidebar suggests there are some responses and...

    [logs into doohickey]

    ...yup, there they are! :-)

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 09:43

    Just noticed that the comments in this thread aren't updating in the bog-standard Web-o-format. Are pages being cached because the 'Recent Comments' widget in the sidebar suggests there are some responses and...

    Uh, is this to do with what Mr C said yesterday?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/05/06/daily-6th-may-2009/#comment-289702

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 09:47

    Aha! That'll be it then. Time to change my viewing habits and join you groovy cats on the doohickey thingy-me-bob.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 09:49

    Aha! That'll be it then. Time to change my viewing habits and join you groovy cats on the doohickey thingy-me-bob.

    It might be best to stay off your favourite un-named energy drink too ;)

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 09:49

    Aha! That'll be it then. Time to change my viewing habits and join you groovy cats on the doohickey thingy-me-bob.

    It's what all the cool kids are doing :)

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 09:56

    It might be best to stay off your favourite un-named energy drink too ;)

    Oh, well I'll just drink some delicious (yes, I said "DELICIOUS") 100% natural Cola by a certain unnamed Austrian drinks company instead. :-D

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 09:59

    Oh, well I'll just drink some delicious (yes, I said "DELICIOUS") 100% natural Cola by a certain unnamed Austrian drinks company instead. :-D

    You're wrong!

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:00

    Just looking into what bets to place this weekend. Have I missed something here, but Webber's down for 12/1 to win the race, compared to Alonso and Hamilton whose odds are 10/1.

    Right ok... Acts of idiocy from other drivers aside, ol' Webbo hasn't done particularly badly all season. Granted like boxers, all the teams are playing up their chances for Spain, but I still don't think they'll outpace the RB5

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 10:01

    Just looking into what bets to place this weekend. Have I missed something here, but Webber's down for 12/1 to win the race, compared to Alonso and Hamilton whose odds are 10/1.

    You haven't missed anything, people are dumb.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:02

    You haven't missed anything, people are dumb.

    Much to my delight!

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:05

    You're wrong!

    Whatever!

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 10:07

    Whatever!

    We still love you though.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:41

    Eddie Jordan has been choosing the tracks of his years on Radio 2 this week. On at the moment.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 10:42

    Oh, well I'll just drink some delicious (yes, I said "DELICIOUS") 100% natural Cola by a certain unnamed Austrian drinks company instead. :-D

    You're wrong!

    Seconded. It's like cola that has been soaked in a dishcloth for a week and then marianated in an old shoe before bottling in a can washed out with pine floor cleaner!

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:43

    Seconded. It's like cola that has been soaked in a dishcloth for a week and then marianated in an old shoe before bottling in a can washed out with pine floor cleaner!

    *caresses can*

    "They don't mean it RB, ignore them..."

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 10:43

    "They don't mean it RB, ignore them..."

    Hehehe.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 10:45

    "They don't mean it RB, ignore them..."

    I'm not even sure they sell it here, but now I'm curious. I've never seen it in a shop but then again I've never been looking for it in a shop. Perhaps this can be my mission on my lunchbreak tomorrow.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 10:46

    Eddie Jordan has been choosing the tracks of his years on Radio 2 this week. On at the moment.

    Tracks as in music rather than circuits, presumably.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:47

    I'm not even sure they sell it here, but now I'm curious. I've never seen it in a shop but then again I've never been looking for it in a shop. Perhaps this can be my mission on my lunchbreak tomorrow.

    Wikipedia says it's not available in your neck of the woods. Thailand's close by, dunno how long your lunch breaks are but you could perhaps hop over there and buy some?

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 10:48

    Tracks as in music rather than circuits, presumably.

    Ah, good point that. It's music. Radio 2 get musicians to do the week long feature when they have something to plug. I think his band have a new album out at the moment.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 10:48

    Wikipedia says it's not available in your neck of the woods. Thailand's close by, dunno how long your lunch breaks are but you could perhaps hop over there and buy some?

    I wouldn't, if I were you :)

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 10:50

    I wouldn't, if I were you :)

    OK, I shall stick with my Mountain Dew which rumour has it isn't available in the UK. I'm not sure how I'd survive life without it.

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 10:53

    OK, I shall stick with my Mountain Dew which rumour has it isn't available in the UK. I'm not sure how I'd survive life without it.

    It's not. :(

    I get mine from RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath though. :D

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 10:55

    It's not. :(

    I get mine from RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath though. :D

    where there is a will there is a way. My example is there is only one NZ food shop in Melbourne, and it takes an hour on a train then a 3km walk to get there, but it's the only place I can get the right type of tomato sauce :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 10:56

    I wouldn't, if I were you :)

    OK, I shall stick with my Mountain Dew which rumour has it isn't available in the UK. I'm not sure how I'd survive life without it.

    Why not?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 10:56

    It's not. :(

    I get mine from RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath though. :D

    where there is a will there is a way. My example is there is only one NZ food shop in Melbourne, and it takes an hour on a train then a 3km walk to get there, but it's the only place I can get the right type of tomato sauce :(

    Watties?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 10:56

    Watties?

    of course! the stupid thing is they make it in Australia, but they don't sell it here.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 10:58

    Watties?

    of course! the stupid thing is they make it in Australia, but they don't sell it here.

    because it's sh..

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 10:58

    of course! the stupid thing is they make it in Australia, but they don't sell it here.

    I just found a shop that sells Lucky Charms near me. Imported and costs £7.50 for one box. Gah.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 11:00

    because it's sh..

    I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. Even the bottle says its NZs favourite. The bottle is more correct than you :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:00

    of course! the stupid thing is they make it in Australia, but they don't sell it here.

    I just found a shop that sells Lucky Charms near me. Imported and costs £7.50 for one box. Gah.

    My wife stocked up on those chewy square lollipops while we were in the UK...

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 11:04

    My wife stocked up on those chewy square lollipops while we were in the UK...

    I bought so many amazing things at The British Lolly Shop in Queenstown. It's amazing how exciting overseas junk food can be :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:05

    because it's sh..

    I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. Even the bottle says its NZs favourite. The bottle is more correct than you :P

    Heinz FTW...

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 11:14

    I took the fake killer question out of the panel wiki page, it was upsetting me :D

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:16

    Why am I being moderated for commenting on my post about the science museum? I just wanted to add a link to a story about the official opening…

    on any post older than 10 days there is a message beneath the comments box that reads:

    "Comments will be sent to the moderation queue."

    in part, this keeps the spammers at bay, but also means we don't have to keep an eye on every single post we've ever written.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:18

    Why am I being moderated for commenting on my post about the science museum? I just wanted to add a link to a story about the official opening…

    on any post older than 10 days there is a message beneath the comments box that reads:

    "Comments will be sent to the moderation queue."

    in part, this keeps the spammers at bay, but also means we don't have to keep an eye on every single post we've ever written.

    So should I have posted my comment in today's thread or the Ferrari Store thread?

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:20

    So should I have posted my comment in today's thread or the Ferrari Store thread?

    nope. what you did was fine. you just need to be patient until we unmoderate the comment.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:21

    nope. what you did was fine. you just need to be patient until we unmoderate the comment.

    i shall change the warning message now, to explain what happens and why though.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:21

    So should I have posted my comment in today's thread or the Ferrari Store thread?

    nope. what you did was fine. you just need to be patient until we unmoderate the comment.

    Do I need to ask for it to be unmoderated or do you see it anyway? I just didn't want it forgotten about...

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:22

    Aha! That’ll be it then. Time to change my viewing habits and join you groovy cats on the doohickey thingy-me-bob.

    apologies for the annoyance, however, we are winning the war against what appears to be a very unusual "attack". assuming that is in fact what it is.

    more detail later, but as a result our processor usage has reduced considerably.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:24

    more detail later, but as a result our processor usage has reduced considerably.

    Out of interest, is it wp super cache that you use? The newer version of that damn plugin is causing all manner of problems for my blog with comments.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:24

    this is what we see:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/pending-queue-png

    normally the pending queue is at zero. when something is awaiting approval it'll show and increase, so we're almost certain to see the comment waiting there.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:25

    Out of interest, is it wp super cache that you use? The newer version of that damn plugin is causing all manner of problems for my blog with comments.

    it is wp super cache, although we've only been using it for 24hrs. what issues are ya having?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:26

    this is what we see:

    Good to know, cheers!

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:26

    Good to know, cheers!

    of course, if you had a blog...

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:28

    it is wp super cache, although we've only been using it for 24hrs. what issues are ya having?

    Well in previous versions, if someone left a comment on a post it would appear instantly. Regardless of whether they had previously left one before or were logged in.

    But in the latest release, any dynamic content (such as comments) take however long to appear before the cache is emptied again.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:32

    Good to know, cheers!

    of course, if you had a blog...

    Um...? That would have helped how?

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:34

    Um...? That would have helped how?

    you'd know that as soon as something went into wordpress moderation, you'd be able to see it :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:35

    But in the latest release, any dynamic content (such as comments) take however long to appear before the cache is emptied again.

    that is odd. do you have it in full-on mode, or half mode?

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 11:35

    you'd know that as soon as something went into wordpress moderation, you'd be able to see it :)

    Not all bloggers use Wordpress, of course. Some of them are sensible.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:36

    Not all bloggers use Wordpress, of course. Some of them are sensible.

    also true :D

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:38

    I have it in full-on mode.

    I've had a look on Google and the only reference I could find to it is here. Which might be of some help?

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:40

    I've had a look on Google and the only reference I could find to it is here. Which might be of some help?

    christ. is that even english?

    looks like whatever the problem was has been fixed though?

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:43

    looks like whatever the problem was has been fixed though?

    Well you'd think that, but I'm having the same problems.

    Anonymous user leaves a comment on a post. Page refreshes. Comment hasn't appeared. Yet it is definitely there and takes until the cached page has been deleted to then appear.

    Dunno if its worth worrying about in my case as I get about two comments a week, but Sidepodcast's case, it's maybe a different story!

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 11:44

    James Allen tweet:

    Just arrived in Barcelona after 6-55am Easyjet from Gatwick. Ross Brawn was on the plane, good to see he's not splashing the cash!

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:47

    James Allen tweet:

    Just arrived in Barcelona after 6-55am Easyjet from Gatwick. Ross Brawn was on the plane, good to see he's not splashing the cash!

    As morbid as this may sound, I often wonder if it is wise that so many people within the same team/industry actually travel on the same flight. Reading back to China, I believe both Brawn drivers, Brawn himself, a couple of the Red Bull guys and loads of mechanics from various teams were on the same flight.

    Surely you wouldn't want to risk it?!!

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 11:48

    Surely you wouldn't want to risk it?!!

    I guess they go with the odds of something happening against the nightmare of booking six different flights?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:49

    Um...? That would have helped how?

    you'd know that as soon as something went into wordpress moderation, you'd be able to see it :)

    Hey Fairy Blogmother, do you suggest Wordpress over Blogger, BTW?

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 11:49

    Big brakes, strut braces and new anti roll bars fitted - not to let the car settle before finallt bleeding the brakes for the hopefully final time and going for a drive. :D

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 11:50

    Surely you wouldn't want to risk it?!!

    I think that every year when this flies very slowly and very, very low over Albert Park. Can't help but wonder how F1 would go on if the entire paddock is wiped out at once. That photo really doesn't capture how low that damn plane is.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:50

    Dunno if its worth worrying about in my case as I get about two comments a week, but Sidepodcast's case, it's maybe a different story!

    that's a bugger :(

    we're not having that problem though are we?

    sidepodcast's issue is that any comment left using doohickey won't refresh the thread on which it was commented or the recent comments on the homepage. however, the reason for that is entirely my fault, doohickey doesn't touch wordpress code, therefore it never tells the cache to reset when new comments are left.

    we didn't use caching until yesterday, so i've not needed to account for the scenario before.

    in theory, any comment left using ye olde should appear immediately?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:50

    Big brakes, strut braces and new anti roll bars fitted - not to let the car settle before finallt bleeding the brakes for the hopefully final time and going for a drive. :D

    Which car is this?

    We need pix!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 11:51

    *relaxes*

    Got accomodation for Goodwood weekend. Phew.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:52

    Got accomodation for Goodwood weekend. Phew.

    hehe, where are you staying?

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 11:52

    Which car is this?

    RX8 231 in mud splattered red.

    Brakes are scarilly bigger. Gone from 330mm vented I think to 355mm grooved discs. Single piston to 4 piston calipers on the front too.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:52

    you'd know that as soon as something went into wordpress moderation, you'd be able to see it :)

    Not all bloggers use Wordpress, of course. Some of them are sensible.

    What do sensible bloggers use then?

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:52

    in theory, any comment left using ye olde should appear immediately?

    Oh, well I guess it might be a different issue then. Just seemed spookily similar to the one I am having at the moment. Must be just a coincidence!

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:53

    What do sensible bloggers use then?

    you've just got to dive right in a try it. blogger and wordpress accounts are free to set up. just have a go and see what suits.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 11:54

    I think that every year when this flies very slowly and very, very low over Albert Park. Can't help but wonder how F1 would go on if the entire paddock is wiped out at once. That photo really doesn't capture how low that damn plane is.

    'Tis a great photo though.

    This one maybe shows relative to the crowd: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heybeans/2353644158/

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 11:54

    What do sensible bloggers use then?

    Personally, I suggest Wordpress all the way. It is very functional... until you try and start doohickeying.

  • me07/05/2009 at 11:54

    Oh, well I guess it might be a different issue then. Just seemed spookily similar to the one I am having at the moment. Must be just a coincidence!

    nah, i just like creating problems for meself.

    wish i could help more with the caching issue, have you tired it in half-mode?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 11:54

    What do sensible bloggers use then?

    you've just got to dive right in a try it. blogger and wordpress accounts are free to set up. just have a go and see what suits.

    I tried blogger last time and nobody could comment without logging in somewhere. Also the WYSIWYG editor was pnats but Windows Live Writer will fix that... ;)

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 11:55

    Surely you wouldn't want to risk it?!!

    I think that every year when this flies very slowly and very, very low over Albert Park. Can't help but wonder how F1 would go on if the entire paddock is wiped out at once. That photo really doesn't capture how low that damn plane is.

    I miss the F-111 's doing their fuel dump and burn. That was impressive. :D

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 11:56

    'Tis a great photo though.

    and this year they used the A380 so it was even bigger and scarier.

  • Dank07/05/2009 at 11:56

    wish i could help more with the caching issue, have you tired it in half-mode?

    Yup, just tried it now. No difference. I'm going to go locate a previous version and try and use that instead. Though that'll have to wait until this evening before I can properly test it!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 11:57

    and this year they used the A380 so it was even bigger and scarier.

    looks much the same in photo though

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 12:13

    What do sensible bloggers use then?

    Personally, I suggest Wordpress all the way. It is very functional... until you try and start doohickeying.

    Christine 'Four blogs' Blachford approves. Sounds good to me then!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 12:14

    I just had to try to explain to my mother what a podcast is. Theres a good reason I'm not a teacher.

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:16

    Todays lunchtime viewing *whil all the servers update themselved and kill the interwebnet speed...* will be one of my top 5 movies of all time...

    The Godfather

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:17

    The Godfather

    No it wont - can't find the disc...

    Damn.. :(

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:21

    Oh dear - Gillett still insisting that the GP will happen at Donington..

    Whatever hallucinogens he's on - I want some!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 12:21

    I just had to try to explain to my mother what a podcast is. Theres a good reason I'm not a teacher.

    Tell her it's like a Radio show...

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:25

    Has somebody pointed this out to Christine yet?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2009/may/06/panda-china-wolong?picture=346954220

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:26

    Has somebody pointed this out to Christine yet?

    oh.my.god

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:26

    Christine 'Four blogs' Blachford approves. Sounds good to me then!

    :D :D

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:27

    Tell her it's like a Radio show...

    cept for video podcasts, they're like tv.

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:27

    Has somebody pointed this out to Christine yet?

    All it needs is for someone to photoshop in a bottle of beer and a tv remote... ;)

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:27

    oh.my.god

    Number 10 may be the cutest thing ever.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:28

    Has somebody pointed this out to Christine yet?

    she's not having one.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:28

    Number 10 may be the cutest thing ever.

    ...but you're welcome to get one, and we'll come visit.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:28

    Number 10 may be the cutest thing ever.

    How could anyone NOT want one?

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:28

    F2 is sounding like a really bad idea at the moment - just read a bit more into it.

    1 engineer for 3 cars - and the engineers rotate through the field

    standard setup for all cars at the start of the weekend *ok - this one I can understand*

    driver can adjust the front wing and front roll bar

    All other adjsutments can only be made within limits set by the chief engineer

    So if you like a really loose car or some other handling trait - you probably won't be able to get it. :(

    This is meant to be a level below F1? Shows what Max has planned really...

    Although - 400bhp 1800cc Audi engine sounds pretty impressive *450 with booooost!*

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:29

    Number 10 may be the cutest thing ever.

    tilt-shift panda?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 12:29

    Tell her it's like a Radio show...

    cept for video podcasts, they're like tv.

    Don't confuse them - they're 60 year old Danes (the outlaws) that just use the computer for fotos and emails - videos are still big black plastic things for use with a telly!

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:29

    All it needs is for someone to photoshop in a bottle of beer and a tv remote... ;)

    I also love the one doing an aeroplane impression in number 7 and yeah the ones shooting the breeze on the front porch in number 5.

    In number 5 it's like the guy is saying to the other one, "yeah so I said to him..."

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:30

    In number 5 it's like the guy is saying to the other one, "yeah so I said to him..."

    I like pandas stuck up trees too.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:30

    Don't confuse them - they're 60 year old Danes (the outlaws) that just use the computer for fotos and emails - videos are still big black plastic things for use with a telly!

    what about about enhanced podcasts? they're like visual radio...

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:30

    I like pandas stuck up trees too.

    ALEX!!

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:30

    I also love the one doing an aeroplane impression in number 7

    just spotted that one. I now have the Dambusters theme going through my head. :D

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 12:31

    Don't confuse them - they're 60 year old Danes (the outlaws) that just use the computer for fotos and emails - videos are still big black plastic things for use with a telly!

    my parents thought they were doing well to have Skype, and my mother has an iPod. She often Skypes me for a refresher on how to use it however. They may now be sidepodcast fans though.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:32

    ALEX!!

    Oops!

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:32

    my parents thought they were doing well to have Skype, and my mother has an iPod. She often Skypes me for a refresher on how to use it however. They may now be sidepodcast fans though.

    yay! do they doohickey?

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:32

    There's panda video too: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/may/07/panda-china-wolong

    I heart the Guardian.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:32

    just spotted that one. I now have the Dambusters theme going through my head. :D

    Flibster did a nonvisible character in there again!

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:32

    Flibster did a nonvisible character in there again!

    grr :(

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 12:33

    yay! do they doohickey?

    no, but they promise to listen to any podcast in which I feature :D

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 12:33

    Flibster did a nonvisible character in there again!

    Can I blame Vista for that one? ;)

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:35

    Can I blame Vista for that one? ;)

    please do.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:36

    grr :(

    Did you try scanning for that last one?

    That was a 4 if we're keeping count.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:37

    Did you try scanning for that last one?

    i tried copying is for posterity, but i won't copy into textpad or textwrangler. and i have to delete it, because it breaks lclt :(

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:38

    i tried copying is for posterity, but i won't copy into textpad or textwrangler. and i have to delete it, because it breaks lclt :(

    *it won't

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:38

    no, but they promise to listen to any podcast in which I feature :D

    perfect.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 12:38

    yay! do they doohickey?

    no, but they promise to listen to any podcast in which I feature :D

    Well that's one up from mine (not the Danes)

    My dad won't even listen to a football one!

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:39

    My dad won't even listen to a football one!

    Sensible fellow.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:40

    There's panda video too: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/may/07/panda-china-wolong

    I heart the Guardian.

    this is what i learnt from the video. there was an earthquake in a region of china that affected the panda's sanctuary. now there are plans to rebuild the sanctuary in the same area... an earthquake zone?

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:40

    i tried copying is for posterity, but i won't copy into textpad or textwrangler. and i have to delete it, because it breaks lclt :(

    Um... I could send you a text file with in in?

    But yes that code I wrote last time should be able to get rid of it in the javascript. If you need to do it in the PHP then I'm not really your man.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:41

    this is what i learnt from the video. there was an earthquake in a region of china that affected the panda's sanctuary. now there are plans to rebuild the sanctuary in the same area... an earthquake zone?

    I know a much safer place for the pandas to stay.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:42

    I know a much safer place for the pandas to stay.

    :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:42

    But yes that code I wrote last time should be able to get rid of it in the javascript. If you need to do it in the PHP then I'm not really your man.

    javascript is good. can strip it before the comment gets to the server. if you could forward me a text file, that would be grand. cheers.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:42

    I know a much safer place for the pandas to stay.

    :)

    *explodes*

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 12:43

    I know a much safer place for the pandas to stay.

    Oooh. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 12:43

    this is what i learnt from the video. there was an earthquake in a region of china that affected the panda's sanctuary. now there are plans to rebuild the sanctuary in the same area... an earthquake zone?

    It's China. Everyone's expendable. Seen their cars and Coal mines lately?

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 12:47

    It's China. Everyone's expendable. Seen their cars and Coal mines lately?

    Not pandas though.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:50

    javascript is good. can strip it before the comment gets to the server. if you could forward me a text file, that would be grand. cheers.

    Done :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 12:50

    It's China. Everyone's expendable. Seen their cars and Coal mines lately?

    Not pandas though.

    Pandas are cuter than people!

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:52

    I like this yahoo answers question on pandas

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070915163602AAuccmR

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:53

    I like this yahoo answers question on pandas

    you're not helping!

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:54

    you're not helping!

    No it's okay it says that it's ilegle.

  • me07/05/2009 at 12:54

    No it's okay it says that it's ilegle.

    :D

  • Chris07/05/2009 at 12:54

    you're not helping!

    At what point did you think he was trying to help? ;)

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:56

    At what point did you think he was trying to help? ;)

    :)

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 12:58

    At what point did you think he was trying to help? ;)

    go back in time and buy one at Harrods, then it could be a story just like Christian the Lion and millions will cry upon seeing you be reunited on youtube.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 12:59

    The problem with Christine keeping a panda at Sidepodcast Towers would be the constant colds you two keep getting.

    It turns out that panda sneezes are pretty loud:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk

    Probably more disturbing to podcast recording than even an owl.

    (Sorry Mr C!)

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 13:00

    It's China. Everyone's expendable. Seen their cars and Coal mines lately?

    China's cars? MG TF? ;)

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:00

    is it me, or is that hexagon not central?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/renault-lid-jpg

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:01

    It's China. Everyone's expendable. Seen their cars and Coal mines lately?

    China's cars? MG TF? ;)

    I was thinking Brilliance BS6 but that will do.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:01

    is it me, or is that hexagon not central?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/renault-lid-jpg

    It's the goggles that are off.

    Is the Renault logo a hexagon or a diamond?

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 13:01

    is it me, or is that hexagon not central?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/renault-lid-jpg

    Possibly not - it's not be a straight on shot though.

  • Chris07/05/2009 at 13:02

    is it me, or is that hexagon not central?

    The hexagon is, the goggles aren't. It's not helped by the fact the photo's been taken at an angle

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:03

    The hexagon is, the goggles aren't. It's not helped by the fact the photo's been taken at an angle

    ah. i'll let them off then.

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 13:03

    Possibly not - it's not be a straight on shot though.

    Me fail English? Thats umpossible!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:07

    BulletinF1 are my new favourite tweets ever:

    Shooting the breeze on the balcony while watching Giancarlo Fisichella fall up the stairs on his way to press conference. Clever lad.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:08

    BulletinF1 are my new favourite tweets ever:

    Shooting the breeze on the balcony while watching Giancarlo Fisichella fall up the stairs on his way to press conference. Clever lad.

    Please fire him now!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:10

    My dad won't even listen to a football one!

    Sensible fellow.

    The point is, he's a football fan.

    Does that make me silly for listening to them, even if they are from the panda-friendly Guardian?

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 13:13

    The point is, he's a football fan.

    I figured that much. It was a joke, really.

    I encourage people to listen to as many podcasts as they can about whatever subject they so desire. Chances are you'll find one to meet what you're looking for, and if you don't, then I can highly recommend making one instead.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 13:14

    I encourage people to listen to as many podcasts as they can about whatever subject they so desire. Chances are you'll find one to meet what you're looking for, and if you don't, then I can highly recommend making one instead.

    I notice that Mr C doesn't encourage people to get their own podcast! Just their own blog.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:14

    The point is, he's a football fan.

    I figured that much. It was a joke, really.

    I encourage people to listen to as many podcasts as they can about whatever subject they so desire. Chances are you'll find one to meet what you're looking for, and if you don't, then I can highly recommend making one instead.

    Yeah I knew it was a joke. So is 'Football Weekly' sometimes ;)

    I think I have about 20 podcasts on my menu. But not all are regular ones, so they all fit in somehow!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:16

    I figured that much. It was a joke, really.

    I encourage people to listen to as many podcasts as they can about whatever subject they so desire. Chances are you'll find one to meet what you're looking for, and if you don't, then I can highly recommend making one instead.

    I want to find a podcast that will teach me Finnish. I have found one for every other language :(

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:17

    I notice that Mr C doesn't encourage people to get their own podcast! Just their own blog.

    i guess the problem is, it would encourage questions like "which podcasting software is best?" life is just too short :)

    also, i don't have time to listen to the all official f1 podcasts as it is. please don't ask me to listen to even more!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:17

    I want to find a podcast that will teach me Finnish. I have found one for every other language :(

    Try podcastaaaatavala.com ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:18

    also, i don't have time to listen to the all official f1 podcasts as it is. please don't ask me to listen to even more!

    Don't worry about it - some are just not worth it!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 13:18

    I notice that Mr C doesn't encourage people to get their own podcast! Just their own blog.

    Sidepodcast is the only podcast i've totally 'gotten into'. I have a few on iTunes but im still relatively enw with the whole podcast scene... lou has said she's going to make me fully divulged into the world of podcasts though sooner than later.. :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:19

    Don't worry about it - some are just not worth it!

    if you made a podcast i'd want to listen to it though. i just wouldn't have the time to be able to :(

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 13:20

    if you made a podcast i'd want to listen to it though. i just wouldn't have the time to be able to :(

    Every time somebody makes a podcast it makes the baby Mr C cry :(

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 13:20

    I want to find a podcast that will teach me Finnish. I have found one for every other language :(

    Hmm. I can only find one that started and finished in June 2008. I'm not sure three episodes is enough to learn Finnish.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:21

    Don't worry about it - some are just not worth it!

    if you made a podcast i'd want to listen to it though. i just wouldn't have the time to be able to :(

    The Renault one is excellent, the FIF1 one is good, and the Williams one could be better but it goes on about Nico's photography habits!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 13:21

    Good read on BBC site with an article by Mark Webber about Spain and the effect Adrian Newey has, thought it was a good read.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:22

    Hmm. I can only find one that started and finished in June 2008. I'm not sure three episodes is enough to learn Finnish.

    If only it was! Understanding Kimi in his native language, and fast internet for all!

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:22

    The Renault one is excellent, the FIF1 one is good, and the Williams one could be better but it goes on about Nico's photography habits!

    agreed, and i also have cff1. but even then, i haven't listened to the bahrain gp show yet...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:24

    agreed, and i also have cff1. but even then, i haven't listened to the bahrain gp show yet...

    CFF1 isn't as good as last year for some reason...

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 13:28

    If only it was! Understanding Kimi in his native language, and fast internet for all!

    I don't think this is a podcast but it is an online way to learn Finnish with audio...

    http://donnerwetter.kielikeskus.helsinki.fi/FinnishForForeigners/

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 13:29

    Question for "me"

    There is a question on a topic at PF about the McLaren straightline test. and since you were there you may know the answer?

    The person wanted to know what happened at the end of the straight did the car have a run off area to turn round and repeat the run?

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 13:31

    Lee McK's tweet:

    GP2 will be shown on Setanta which is a bit of a shame really.

    Yeah - why couldn't BBC show it??

    F1 motor homes looking v good. McLaren 3 storey building is v plush.

    THREE storeys?! Goodness, what would they do with three storeys?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:32

    THREE storeys?! Goodness, what would they do with three storeys?

    The Red Bulletin say Ferrari have two four storey buildings

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 13:34

    THREE storeys?! Goodness, what would they do with three storeys?

    then I see this from BulletinF1 - thanks for the link, Amy.

    Barcelona - motorhome madness! And the new construction kings? Ferrari, with not one but two four storey bunkers! Who said no money in F1?

    FOUR?! That is just insane. No wonder they don't want any budget caps.

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:36

    The person wanted to know what happened at the end of the straight did the car have a run off area to turn round and repeat the run?

    sort of. it's a big wide runway in comparison to a very small f1 car. maybe three times the width of the malaysian gp track. the car just runs up and down the runway and turns around when it gets to the end.

    there's not a specific run-off area, nor a loop. it's just a very wide straight.

    that make any sense?

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:37

    FOUR?! That is just insane. No wonder they don't want any budget caps.

    didn't mclaren have a three storey home in '07 and ferrari a four storey one last year? sounds like the red team have just brought a second tower.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 13:39

    FOUR?! That is just insane. No wonder they don't want any budget caps.

    I wish I had a portable sky scraper.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:40

    The person wanted to know what happened at the end of the straight did the car have a run off area to turn round and repeat the run?

    sort of. it's a big wide runway in comparison to a very small f1 car. maybe three times the width of the malaysian gp track. the car just runs up and down the runway and turns around when it gets to the end.

    there's not a specific run-off area, nor a loop. it's just a very wide straight.

    that make any sense?

    As a point of reference, look at how the Top Gear test track is laid out - or Burke Lakefront. Runways make for a very wide straight!

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 13:41

    that make any sense?

    Sure, thanks. Sounds like Ferrari may be not within the spirit of the rules then ;)

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:42

    didn't mclaren have a three storey home in '07 and ferrari a four storey one last year? sounds like the red team have just brought a second tower.

    apparently this is last years

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:43

    Sure, thanks. Sounds like Ferrari may be not within the spirit of the rules then ;)

    because they're going around their test circuit?

    that's fine so long as they don't complete a full lap, right?

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:43

    apparently this is last years

    they had a much bigger one sitting opposite that though. i guess the two now face each other?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:44

    they had a much bigger one sitting opposite that though. i guess the two now face each other?

    this one?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:45

    scratch that, here is the latest 2009 version

    http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=302409

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 13:45

    this one?

    Ohhh my. Didn't realise it was that big.

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:45

    this one?

    yeah. this is the only pic i can find so far this year:

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=124982&catID=1102-3705

    but there's nothing opposite it?

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:45

    scratch that, here is the latest 2009 version

    http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=302409

    ahhhhhhh. bingo.

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:47

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/ferrari-motorhome-jpg

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 13:48

    There's a video Mav has posted along with a circuit diagram and there is a definite corner. Here's the Linky

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:49

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/ferrari-motorhome-jpg

    no wonder they are always so happy to get back to Europe, these put their little Albert Park tents to shame.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:49

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/ferrari-motorhome-jpg

    What kind of truck does that fold out from? Optimus Prime?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:51

    There's a video Mav has posted along with a circuit diagram and there is a definite corner. Here's the Linky

    Yeah but that's hardly taken at racing speed though?

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 13:52

    Crazy McLaren front wing:

    http://xpb.cc/f1/viewpicture.asp?id=302375

    And this caching thing is really causing me trouble. Oh well, leaving work soon anyway.

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:52

    force india also have a revised building:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/force-india-motorhome-jpg

    i prefer force india's over last years. and i don't remember, but williams' appears bigger:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/williams-motorhome-jpg

    bmw looks the same as does mclaren's and renault's rather compact offering. brawn appear to have painted honda's old box. can't find a good pic of toyota, but the roof looks about identical.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 13:53

    There's a video Mav has posted along with a circuit diagram and there is a definite corner. Here's the Linky

    The place is FIA approved, right? So surely the FIA would know aboutthe layout of the ends of the straight? Notthat I'm saying the video proves so much wheher it's legal or not, but if anyone were to complain then the FIA approval would surely be brought up.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:53

    Crazy McLaren front wing:

    http://xpb.cc/f1/viewpicture.asp?id=302375

    And this caching thing is really causing me trouble. Oh well, leaving work soon anyway.

    Is that from Bahrain? It's nice!

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:53

    bmw looks the same as does mclaren's and renault's rather compact offering. brawn appear to have painted honda's old box. can't find a good pic of toyota, but the roof looks about identical.

    oh, energy station is as before.

  • Kathi07/05/2009 at 13:53

    I want to find a podcast that will teach me Finnish. I have found one for every other language :(

    Try podcastaaaatavala.com ;)

    Tiny Finnish lesson inspired by Gavin's comment

    tapa means manner, way ..

    (to do sth) in a way is tavalla.

    tapa is the strong form of the word but for certain declinations like -lla you need the weak form of the word (this depend on the word because for some words you need the strong form for -lla declinations. )

    I do it in my way is: (Minä; you don't need that) teen (from tehdä = do) sen (you need the genetive of se = it because .. I don't really know but you need it) omalla (oma = own -lla ending because it follows the noun it refers to) tavallani (tavalla in the way and -ni because it is my way; -ni is the personal ending for first person singular used like my - sort of)

    Another example for the strong/weak forms is Heikki

    If you want to say for Heikki it's Heikille but if you want to put something into Heikki (I am aware that my example is not the best one ;)) it's Heikkiin

    Btw for Kovalainen would be Kovalaiselle (but that's something else again)

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 13:53

    force india also have a revised building:

    i like that. :)

    I saw Brawn's earlier and I'm sure it's the same ones as they had last year but obviously with Brawn

  • me07/05/2009 at 13:54

    There's a video Mav has posted along with a circuit diagram and there is a definite corner. Here's the Linky

    Yeah but that's hardly taken at racing speed though?

    agreed. doesn't appear to offer much advantage to me?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:54

    Tiny Finnish lesson inspired by Gavin's comment

    tapa means manner, way ..

    I don't want to learn anymore, I'm confused already :D

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 13:54

    Is that from Bahrain? It's nice!

    Yup.

    Hamilton ran it - Kovalainen didn't.

  • Kathi07/05/2009 at 13:55

    If only it was! Understanding Kimi in his native language, and fast internet for all!

    Learning Finnish to understand Kimi is not worth the effort ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 13:56

    Tiny Finnish lesson inspired by Gavin's comment

    tapa means manner, way ..

    Cheers Kathi - I knew my silly comment would bear some fruit ;)

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 13:56

    Learning Finnish to understand Kimi is not worth the effort ;)

    one of my friends speaks quite a bit, but he went on an exchange for a year in high school :D

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 14:01

    Hello all, how are we today? anyone up to anything fun?

    I also need your (collective) help with a question thats been plauge-ing me for literally minutes....Do pregnant people float better than if they weren't pregnant?

    All help/jokes/general comments welcomed :D hehe

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 14:01

    So Nelson Piquet Jr is blaming his qualifying performances for his lack of success in the Renault

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/75086

    I guess spinning out or going out of races in general isn't his fault, it's qualifying's fault. *whistles*

  • me07/05/2009 at 14:02

    fyi jackie:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/renault-f1-straightline-turning-circle-jpg

    nelson almost came to stop and the then performed a 180. apologies for the pic quality.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 14:04

    lets see if we can start a vicious rumour based on one photo:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/mclarenlineup-jpg

    Kovalainen dropped for Spanish Grand Prix

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Heikki Kovalainen has been dropped from the team lineup for this weekends Spanish Grand Prix.

    "I am unwilling to return to the scene of last years accident" said the Finnish driver.

    He has been replaced by McLaren tester, and Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa.

    "I have not driven in a race since 2006 so I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel in front of my home crowd" said de la Rosa on Thursday.

    Do you think I could get a job at GMM? ;)

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 14:06

    nelson almost came to stop and the then performed a 180. apologies for the pic quality.

    :D

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 14:09

    I also need your (collective) help with a question thats been plauge-ing me for literally minutes....Do pregnant people float better than if they weren't pregnant?

    Haha :D

    I would think they would float better, but my opinion is just really based on the fact that pregnant women carry more fat and that should aid buoyancy

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 14:13

    nelson almost came to stop and the then performed a 180. apologies for the pic quality.

    Which race was that pic taken in? ;)

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 14:13

    I would think they would float better, but my opinion is just really based on the fact that pregnant women carry more fat and that should aid buoyancy

    see, thats what i thought originally, but they'd be heavier too....so maybe it depends on how far gone they are...hmm. lol

    just to clarify, i'm not planning on trying this (although it would be a good experiment) i just know someone who's pregnant who went sailing, and wondered what would happen if they fell in....

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 14:14

    just to clarify, i'm not planning on trying this (although it would be a good experiment) i just know someone who's pregnant who went sailing, and wondered what would happen if they fell in....

    I was hoping you weren't planning to throw a pregnant woman off a bridge ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 14:17

    I would think they would float better, but my opinion is just really based on the fact that pregnant women carry more fat and that should aid buoyancy

    see, thats what i thought originally, but they'd be heavier too....so maybe it depends on how far gone they are...hmm. lol

    just to clarify, i'm not planning on trying this (although it would be a good experiment) i just know someone who's pregnant who went sailing, and wondered what would happen if they fell in....

    Generally more fat=more buoyancy - your density lowers. That's why it's not always clever to weigh yourself when exercising, because often you gain muscle and the weight goes up!

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 14:18

    I was hoping you weren't planning to throw a pregnant woman off a bridge ;)

    that would be an amazing question in a physics paper....

    "A pregnant woman with a mass of 95kg has been pushed off a bridge that is 20 metres above the water.

    Calculate the speed at which she will hit the water, the time it takes her to fall, and the amount that she raises the water level"

    I'd almost retake physics just for that question.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 14:20

    Can I recommend that you don't ask any pregnant women the question?

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 14:20

    Can I recommend that you don't ask any pregnant women the question?

    :D

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 14:21

    Can I recommend that you don't ask any pregnant women the question?

    "Excuse me, do you float better before you got pregant or now?"

    *slap*

    "owwww, i guess i deserved that"

  • me07/05/2009 at 14:26

    Can I recommend that you don't ask any pregnant women the question?

    am i the only one concerned about jon's plan for his sail boat?

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 14:29

    am i the only one concerned about jon's plan for his sail boat?

    LOL, that i hadn't thought of, i meant a proper boat before....

    *wonders* hehe

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 14:30

    the chances of nothing happening for the first 30 minutes of FP1 are 100%, no? I will miss them, and I'm quite sure I shouldn't be too concerned.

  • me07/05/2009 at 14:31

    the chances of nothing happening for the first 30 minutes of FP1 are 100%, no? I will miss them, and I'm quite sure I shouldn't be too concerned.

    it's fair to say the teams know this track rather well.

    and last time i checked, all the corners were named.

    you'll be fine.

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 14:33

    and last time i checked, all the corners were named.

    but I'd hate to miss all the new gravel at turn 9, or as F1 live call it "Kovalainen corner"

  • me07/05/2009 at 14:38

    rob's site, it has returned: http://grandprixdiary.com/

    actually, it looks like it's been back a while. oops.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:00

    rob's site, it has returned: http://grandprixdiary.com/

    actually, it looks like it's been back a while. oops.

    And it's got a lovely pic of an A1GP grid girl on it ;)

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:02

    And it's got a lovely pic of an A1GP grid girl on it ;)

    you're so easy!

    i think it could do with comments though, even if they're modded first.

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:03

    will buxton on twitter:

    "just had tapas chez McLaren. With the Energy Station now running a restricted entry list, methinks Macca might become the hangout of choice."

    my world just crumbled :cry:

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 15:04

    "just had tapas chez McLaren. With the Energy Station now running a restricted entry list, methinks Macca might become the hangout of choice."

    restricted entry? how very non-Red Bull. It's almost like they're deliberately helping to make McLaren cool

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:05

    restricted entry? how very non-Red Bull. It's almost like they're deliberately helping to make McLaren cool

    gutted :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:06

    And it's got a lovely pic of an A1GP grid girl on it ;)

    you're so easy!

    i think it could do with comments though, even if they're modded first.

    But nobody can replace the lovely Lee McK :)

    The point is that she was an A1GP girl and not from F1...

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 15:07

    actually, it looks like it's been back a while. oops.

    On the links page:

    Sidepodcast - Want F1 news on your iPod? No, me neither, but for those who do this is the place for you, lots of lively debate too.

    We'll be taking that as a compliment then!

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:07

    The point is that she was an A1GP girl and not from F1...

    ahh.... ok ;)

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:09

    Sidepodcast - Want F1 news on your iPod? No, me neither, but for those who do this is the place for you, lots of lively debate too.

    We'll be taking that as a compliment then!

    :D

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F107/05/2009 at 15:16

    #262 - Jon Waldock said:

    Hello all, how are we today? anyone up to anything fun?

    I also need your (collective) help with a question thats been plauge-ing me for literally minutes….Do pregnant people float better than if they weren’t pregnant?

    All help/jokes/general comments welcomed hehe

    Hmm, as a pilot, I too have struggled with this question as a weight and balance issue to see if the plane can still fly.

    Do I count the unborn child as adult man (180 lbs/1 passenger), an adult female (120 lbs/1 passenger) or carry-on baggage (30 pounds / 0 passenger) and the maximim take-off weight on a 1900 pound aircraft is 4000 pounds...?

    I usually count the unborn child as carry-on baggage as the 30 pounds comes cloest to the actual weight of the child...

    Knowing that the weight of (sea) water is 64 pounds/ cubic foot (1 ft length, 1 foot width and 1 foot depth) We need to see how much weight and volume the poor lass has gain to calculate this question.....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:16

    The point is that she was an A1GP girl and not from F1...

    ahh.... ok ;)

    She has been around in the F1 website sense. I hope she likes her pic being taken ;)

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 15:16

    I saw Kimi on TMZ.

    Kimi. On TMZ.

    And they said they had no idea how to pronounce Raikkonen.

    Goodness. :D

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 15:17

    "just had tapas chez McLaren. With the Energy Station now running a restricted entry list, methinks Macca might become the hangout of choice."

    as i've said before, what has the world come to...?!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 15:18

    I saw Kimi on TMZ.

    no more than an hour ago I was thinking to myself "I never see paparazzi shots of F1 drivers, I wonder if thats just an Australian thing, or if they don't actually exist"

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:19

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/75090

    Seems Kubica's already complaining about the car before he even drives it now. I expect next race to hear him complain the car isn't fast enough for 2010!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 15:20

    I saw Kimi on TMZ.

    "We didn't really know what a Kimi Räikkönen is "

    love it.

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:20

    the hulk to do f1 next year?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 15:21

    the hulk to do f1 next year?

    not enough smily Hülk faces in that article!

  • RG07/05/2009 at 15:22

    Afternoon all. This England cricket thing seems easy.

    the hulk to do f1 next year?

    I thought we called him captain hook now?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:22

    Hüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüülkenberg!

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 15:23

    I thought we called him captain hook now?

    hüüüüüüüüüüüüülk :D

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 15:24

    "We didn't really know what a Kimi Räikkönen is "

    love it.

    Win. :D

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 15:29

    On the pregnant floating question... Just a quick point... Women tend to float more than men because um... Well there is more subcutaneous fat present but also because there tends to be more fat in the hips area. And because that is a heavy area of the body it will tend to make you float more (if say you lay on your back). The hinge in your middle is the bit where you most often sink if you do that.

    While you will tend to accumulate fat during pregnancy you will also add more weight in the hip area which will tend to make you less balanced and therefore I would guess less buoyant all told.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:30

    On the pregnant floating question... Just a quick point... Women tend to float more than men because um... Well there is more subcutaneous fat present but also because there tends to be more fat in the hips area. And because that is a heavy area of the body it will tend to make you float more (if say you lay on your back). The hinge in your middle is the bit where you most often sink if you do that.

    While you will tend to accumulate fat during pregnancy you will also add more weight in the hip area which will tend to make you less balanced and therefore I would guess less buoyant all told.

    This conversation can only lead to an epic fail :(

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 15:30

    I am so glad this question hasn't gone away yet.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 15:31

    This conversation can only lead to an epic fail :(

    Ummm.. Yes. Perhaps I shall withdraw my comment... Sorry it's the scientist in me.

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 15:32

    Lukeh just added ascii character 2 in the When is a team not a team thread.

    Odd...

    Lukeh are you using the desktop doohicky?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 15:32

    Lukeh are you using the desktop doohicky?

    As always, but I don't see it?

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 15:33

    As always, but I don't see it?

    Don't worry... You're not supposed to be able to see it.

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:38

    Don't worry... You're not supposed to be able to see it.

    how weird. it's not visible in safari either?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 15:38

    Jacques Villeneuve isgoing on about how him and Jock Clear have been talking F1

    http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/090507162628.shtml

    "I want to be clear: I am not presently in talks with anyone at all regarding a return to F1," he stated. "I simply talked with Jock, and he told me I would like it."

    Although no-one would take him of course. Unless a clause in his contract saw the team release a single at every track then a compilation album at the end of the year that a massive 103 people will buy, a 100% increase in purchases of his first album. :P

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 15:39

    how weird. it's not visible in safari either?

    I saw it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)07/05/2009 at 15:39

    Jacques Villeneuve isgoing on about how him and Jock Clear have been talking F1

    Anyone else think that with those glasses he looks like Penfold from Dangermouse?

  • Alex Andronov07/05/2009 at 15:40

    how weird. it's not visible in safari either?

    You have to have the right eyes for it (and Firefox on XP - other browsers are available).

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:40

    I saw it.

    in safari?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 15:41

    Anyone else think that with those glasses he looks like Penfold from Dangermouse?

    Hahahaha!! He does!

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 15:41

    in safari?

    Nope. Sorry. I stay out of conversation.

  • me07/05/2009 at 15:42

    Nope. Sorry. I stay out of conversation.

    :)

  • lou07/05/2009 at 15:46

    Hey all.

    i've just got home from a very tiring first day of my textiles exam.

    How is everyone?

    i see my favourite team have launched their website - ♥

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F107/05/2009 at 15:47

    #304 - Alex Andronov said:

    On the pregnant floating question… Just a quick point… Women tend to float more than men because um… Well there is more subcutaneous fat present but also because there tends to be more fat in the hips area. And because that is a heavy area of the body it will tend to make you float more (if say you lay on your back). The hinge in your middle is the bit where you most often sink if you do that.

    While you will tend to accumulate fat during pregnancy you will also add more weight in the hip area which will tend to make you less balanced and therefore I would guess less buoyant all told.

    It is a simple displacement question. As much as I would hate to compare a pregnant lass to the RMS Queen Mary (The 81,961 tonnes Ocean Liner, and in a roundabout way, getting back to Jon's "boat" incident) The principal is the same. The weight of the water that is displaced by dropping the Queen Mary into the water has to be more than 81,961 or else I have an awesome dive site....

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 15:56

    #304 - Alex Andronov said:

    On the pregnant floating question… Just a quick point… Women tend to float more than men because um… Well there is more subcutaneous fat present but also because there tends to be more fat in the hips area. And because that is a heavy area of the body it will tend to make you float more (if say you lay on your back). The hinge in your middle is the bit where you most often sink if you do that.

    While you will tend to accumulate fat during pregnancy you will also add more weight in the hip area which will tend to make you less balanced and therefore I would guess less buoyant all told.

    It is a simple displacement question. As much as I would hate to compare a pregnant lass to the RMS Queen Mary (The 81,961 tonnes Ocean Liner, and in a roundabout way, getting back to Jon's "boat" incident) The principal is the same. The weight of the water that is displaced by dropping the Queen Mary into the water has to be more than 81,961 or else I have an awesome dive site....

    Thanks for all the help, random question i know, but strangely i think it needed an answer :D

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 15:57

    i see my favourite team have launched their website - ?

    heya lou :) have you had a look at the site yet? It's such an improvement!

    Think it looks really nice, that picture of Jenson and Rubens on the home page is very poignant too.

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 16:17

    just to clarify, i'm not planning on trying this (although it would be a good experiment) i just know someone who's pregnant who went sailing, and wondered what would happen if they fell in....

    :D haha

  • Kathi07/05/2009 at 16:27

    Hüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüülkenberg!

    :P

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 16:40

    just to clarify, i'm not planning on trying this (although it would be a good experiment) i just know someone who's pregnant who went sailing, and wondered what would happen if they fell in....

    You know what, a condundrum like this would make an excellent panel question *runs and hides*

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 16:42

    You know what, a condundrum like this would make an excellent panel question *runs and hides*

    ;)

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 16:50

    You know what, a condundrum like this would make an excellent panel question *runs and hides*

    :D

    theres only 1 way to figure it out....i have to try it.... anyone know of 2 people exactly the same except ones pregnant? hmm...maybe i havent thought this through

  • me07/05/2009 at 16:51

    seem like an odd location for the car. but assuming they're planning on racing it...

    look at the bmw rear wing!

    can i have a capital WTF please?

  • RG07/05/2009 at 16:52

    can i have a capital WTF please?

    Did Mr C just capatalise? It must be strange.

    *Looks at it*

    Indeed it is

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 16:53

    Indeed it is

    wow wow wee wah wah :O

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 16:54

    can i have a capital WTF please?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 16:55

    I did say that looks like a slide - fun! But it didnt go through..

  • me07/05/2009 at 16:57

    Indeed it is

    whatever it is, i wasn't expecting it.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 16:59

    erm... it looks like Brawn are making the most of their fame and publicising a film

    http://images.gpupdate.net/large/125027.jpg

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:00

    theres only 1 way to figure it out….i have to try it…. anyone know of 2 people exactly the same except ones pregnant? hmm…maybe i havent thought this through

    Amniotic fluid has a specific gravity of 1.008 which makes it slightly heavier than water

    Don't know how relevant that is to the equation, just saying

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:01

    erm... it looks like Brawn are making the most of their fame and publicising a film

    http://images.gpupdate.net/large/125027.jpg

    yay! sponsors.

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 17:01

    erm... it looks like Brawn are making the most of their fame and publicising a film

    http://images.gpupdate.net/large/125027.jpg

    if button wins, are we going to get terminator puns now?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 17:02

    erm... it looks like Brawn are making the most of their fame and publicising a film

    http://images.gpupdate.net/large/125027.jpg

    o.o

    Ooooooook... Jenson to turn up in Barcelona as Arnold Schwachnegger?

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:03

    Ooooooook... Jenson to turn up in Barcelona as Arnold Schwachnegger?

    now this would've been a better colour scheme:

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=125030&catID=1102-3705

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 17:03

    Amniotic fluid has a specific gravity of 1.008 which makes it slightly heavier than water

    how on earth do you know that?!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 17:03

    now this would've been a better colour scheme:

    :o :o

    want! And that is very yummy colours.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:03

    me: 07/05/2009 at 18:03:01

    Ooooooook... Jenson to turn up in Barcelona as Arnold Schwachnegger?

    now this would've been a better colour scheme:

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=125030&catID=1102-3705

    Nice!

  • RG07/05/2009 at 17:05

    now this would've been a better colour scheme:

    Hello nice colours

  • lou07/05/2009 at 17:05

    yay! sponsors.

    you know about the sponsor they confirmed today, right? (i haven't had chance to read through comments or anything so sorry if it's already been mentioned.)

    http://www.brawngp.com/readstory.asp?bgp=j%C1%AA%C0rYyf

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 17:05

    Although Im gonna be brave and say I love the colour scheme on the new Brawn site

  • lou07/05/2009 at 17:06

    now this would've been a better colour scheme:

    i agree it is really nice. but then again don't mind the yellow, so...

  • RG07/05/2009 at 17:06

    I swear I have no luck, might have pulled a muscle in my calf trying to put my feet up

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 17:07

    If I didn't know better I'd be believing my own fake rumour. I haven't seen any pictures of Heikki in Spain yet :(

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:07

    you know about the sponsor they confirmed today, right? (i haven't had chance to read through comments or anything so sorry if it's already been mentioned.)

    didn't someone say it was a sports drink?

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:07

    Although Im gonna be brave and say I love the colour scheme on the new Brawn site

    What new site are we talking about, I just see the old site with more stuff?

    *scratches head*

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 17:08

    What new site are we talking about, I just see the old site with more stuff?

    *scratches head*

    www.brawngp.com - no more www2!

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:08

    What new site are we talking about, I just see the old site with more stuff?

    *scratches head*

    they have a rather retro fall wall. which is a '90s guest book by another name.

    they do at least have comments on news articles.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 17:09

    didn't someone say it was a sports drink?

    erm?...

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:09

    Lukeh: 07/05/2009 at 18:08:00

    www.brawngp.com - no more www2!

    Ok, new address - same content?

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:09

    they have a rather retro fall wall.

    or a fan wall.

    not to be confused with vanwall, either.

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:10

    didn't someone say it was a sports drink?

    erm?...

    sorry. that was williams. carry on.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:10

    didn't someone say it was a sports drink?

    Willans, manufacturer of safety harnesses

    Sexy! ;)

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:12

    Willans, manufacturer of safety harnesses

    Brawn statement: http://www.brawngp.com/readstory.asp?bgp=j%C1%AA%C0rYyf

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:13

    i know bernie's only a small chap, but his home is a bit pathetic.

    nice garden though.

    love anyone to tell me how max thinks x3 more teams are going to squeeze into that paddock mind you.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:14

    Whose is the latest tune, Gavin?

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:14

    love anyone to tell me how max thinks x3 more teams are going to squeeze into that paddock mind you.

    That, is a very good point!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 17:16

    nice garden though.

    How environmental. Needs more green strips though

  • Journeyer07/05/2009 at 17:17

    Off to bed then. See ya in the morning. :D

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:18

    Off to bed then. See ya in the morning. :D

    night sir.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:18

    G'night Journeyer

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 17:19

    I should probably go to bed too, my search for proof that Kov is in Spain has turned up nothing :D

  • RG07/05/2009 at 17:19

    See ya journeyer

  • RG07/05/2009 at 17:20

    love anyone to tell me how max thinks x3 more teams are going to squeeze into that paddock mind you.

    There might be some spare room in the dark corner no one uses anymore

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:21

    I should probably go to bed too, my search for proof that Kov is in Spain has turned up nothing :D

    :D

    Hopefully, we'll see him tomorrow, the McLaren website has a statement from him.

    G'night Amy

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:21

    There might be some spare room in the dark corner no one uses anymore

    presumably the gp2 garages out back will be free, after max decimates their championship with f1 cost cutting and and the f2 championship?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 17:22

    the FIA press conference transcript has just come out. I love this bit:

    Q: Tomorrow you are going to be honoured by the circuit here. They are going to unveil a

    plaque to you. What are your feelings about that?

    LH: I was just recently told about it, just half an hour ago. I think it is fantastic. It will be a great moment to be standing. I don’t know if Fernando will be there. Is it all the drivers? Well, I think it will be great to be standing next to Fernando as a known Formula One World Champion. I think it will be a real privilege.

    Talk about trying to make nice with the local boy! Has he forgotten there was another champion in between the two of them?

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:22

    bye amy.

  • RG07/05/2009 at 17:23

    Woo, going to hospital. See ya in a bit

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:23

    Talk about trying to make nice with the local boy! Has he forgotten there was another champion in between the two of them?

    he sounds scared witless about the fans reaction.

  • Dom07/05/2009 at 17:24

    The new Brawn GP website has been launched: http://www.brawngp.com

    yaaaaay!! :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:25

    Woo, going to hospital. See ya in a bit

    good luck sir.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:26

    Woo, going to hospital. See ya in a bit

    Hope all is ok RG, report back later please and post any x-rays to drop.io

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:27

    Hope all is ok RG, report back later please and post any x-rays to drop.io

    :D

    *wipes tea from keyboard*

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 17:27

    I can see the headlines tomorrow: "Fernando misses Lewis, wants to be back at McLaren"

    I was a season at McLaren and I had no real problems with Lewis. We had a good competition which helped each other to find our limits. I can say that maybe I am missing that competition in a way because, as I said, it was quite fun to really push and find new limits from ourselves.

    or maybe the more likely headline, "Alonso thinks Piquet is rubbish"

  • lou07/05/2009 at 17:28

    Woo, going to hospital. See ya in a bit

    aw :( good luck R.G

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:28

    or maybe the more likely headline, "Alonso thinks Piquet is rubbish"

    I know which one is more likely ;)

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:29

    I was a season at McLaren and I had no real problems with Lewis. We had a good competition which helped each other to find our limits. I can say that maybe I am missing that competition in a way because, as I said, it was quite fun to really push and find new limits from ourselves.

    you would never have guessed ron's left the paddock for good, would you?

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 17:29

    Hope all is ok RG, report back later please and post any x-rays to drop.io

    :D

    *wipes tea from keyboard*

    Wouldn't it be excellent if you could have your x-rays emailed to you

    How hard would that be?

  • Amy07/05/2009 at 17:30

    you would never have guessed ron's left the paddock for good, would you?

    especially with his next line

    The problems I had there were with the big bosses and the philosophy of the team, so I decided to move on from that period of my career

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:31

    Wouldn't it be excellent if you could have your x-rays emailed to you

    How hard would that be?

    the government are currently making it look very expensive and very difficult.

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:31

    especially with his next line

    The problems I had there were with the big bosses and the philosophy of the team, so I decided to move on from that period of my career

    methinks he's got his eye on a cocktail or two.

  • Bootneck07/05/2009 at 17:47

    Bit of a long 1 this but, when, on the friday of last years British GP, Bernie announced at Silverstone that the 2010 race would be going to Donnington I was gutted. Then when I sat back and kinda analysed it I thought NO WAY they'll never be ready in time, seems so far I'm on the right track.

    Then I got to thinking, Bernies always after a sensational headline, so this is what I thopught then and still think now.

    Donnington get British GP contract for 10 years, Donnington can't get the circuit ready for 2010, Bernie being 78 years old and surely close to retiring says "this is my lasting legacy to British Motorsport" and gives the contract back to Silverstone and becomes everyone hero, he'd like to known as the 1 that saved British Motorsports heritage he's that vain.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 17:49

    Bit of a long 1 this but, when, on the friday of last years British GP, Bernie announced at Silverstone that the 2010 race would be going to Donnington I was gutted. Then when I sat back and kinda analysed it I thought NO WAY they'll never be ready in time, seems so far I'm on the right track.

    Then I got to thinking, Bernies always after a sensational headline, so this is what I thopught then and still think now.

    Donnington get British GP contract for 10 years, Donnington can't get the circuit ready for 2010, Bernie being 78 years old and surely close to retiring says "this is my lasting legacy to British Motorsport" and gives the contract back to Silverstone and becomes everyone hero, he'd like to known as the 1 that saved British Motorsports heritage he's that vain.

    correctamundo! however far fetched it sounds, its quite likely to be true

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 17:51

    Kangaroo TV is doing Le Mans: http://kangaroo.tv/kangaroo-sports/lemans.php

  • me07/05/2009 at 17:56

    Kangaroo TV is doing Le Mans: http://kangaroo.tv/kangaroo-sports/lemans.php

    now that is interesting. i can't see much use for the "my favourite car" setting, mind you ;)

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 17:56

    I just found a shop that sells Lucky Charms near me. Imported and costs £7.50 for one box. Gah.

    There's a shop in Milton Keynes that sells all manner of US produce including Lucky Charms at rather less than £7.50 a box. I'll go and have a look tomorrow and check the prices. They have Mountain Dew as well.

    Both LPG and I like un-named Austrian Energy Drink company's cola. It's made with real ingredients and not massive amounts of sugar. Fentimans cola is nice too. Actually all the Fentimans drinks are nice.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 17:57

    now that is interesting. i can't see much use for the "my favourite car" setting, mind you ;)

    There is only one car, isn't there?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 17:58

    There is only one car, isn't there?

    I hear they're introducing more drivers other than Franck this year, what a crazy idea!

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 17:59

    I hear they're introducing more drivers other than Franck this year, what a crazy idea!

    It'll never work.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 18:00

    I hear they're introducing more drivers other than Franck this year, what a crazy idea!

    but i though the Mans of Le Mans was a shorterned version of Montagny!?!

  • lou07/05/2009 at 18:01

    There is only one car, isn't there?

    if there is how is Franck coming second all the time? *runs*

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 18:02

    if there is how is Franck coming second all the time? *runs*

    ooooooooooooh :P

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 18:04

    Todays lunchtime viewing *whil all the servers update themselved and kill the interwebnet speed…* will be one of my top 5 movies of all time…

    You need a WSUS server, I'm a bit of an expert on those. Downloads all the updates once instead of once for each machine on the network. Cuts bandwidth use massively. Packet shaping also helps. :)

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 18:20

    You need a WSUS server, I'm a bit of an expert on those. Downloads all the updates once instead of once for each machine on the network. Cuts bandwidth use massively. Packet shaping also helps. :)

    I've got to get round to re-making all my disk images.

    I do have various OS CD/DVD's with SP's and other updates slipstreamed into them - just need to get the time to update them.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 18:25

    Pets ill?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/8038330.stm

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 18:28

    Evening peeps, what's the big news of the day? :)

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 18:38

    evening Scott :)

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 18:47

    Check it out peeps - Ferrari F60b aero updates :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru6fVE8D42g

    Looks like a new diffuser and exhaust coverings.

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 18:49

    Wait a minute - I'm seeing videos names F60b from a few days ago at what looks like Fiorano. Does this mean that Ferrari have been track testing, and if so isn't this against the rules?

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 18:50

    Wait a minute - I’m seeing videos names F60b from a few days ago at what looks like Fiorano. Does this mean that Ferrari have been track testing, and if so isn’t this against the rules?

    Correction - it's at Vairano. Either it's straight line testing or they're up to something...

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 18:53

    Correction - it's at Vairano. Either it's straight line testing or they're up to something...

    Wasn't straight line testing for Ferrari mentioned a few days ago?

    With the sheer quantity of comments these days it's hard to keep up!

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 18:53

    Where is everyone tonight? Hope everyone didn't disappear on my account! :P

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 18:55

    Am guessing everyone's compiling their press releases for their imminent F1 team announcements ;)

  • lou07/05/2009 at 18:56

    Where is everyone tonight? Hope everyone didn't disappear on my account! :P

    i'm around, kinda. just so very tired.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 18:57

    Where is everyone tonight? Hope everyone didn't disappear on my account! :P

    *waves*

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 18:57

    Where is everyone tonight? Hope everyone didn't disappear on my account! :P

    RG has gone to the hospital with a suspected calf injury (he did at home?)

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:02

    more on alonso's troubles in bahrian:

    "There was a problem with the radiator, we had some hot gas going into the cockpit. It burned my back and that was taking out even more water from my body. It was a very unlucky combination of factors that put me in that condition in the race."

    y'ouch!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 19:03

    "There was a problem with the radiator, we had some hot gas going into the cockpit. It burned my back and that was taking out even more water from my body. It was a very unlucky combination of factors that put me in that condition in the race."

    what a guy.... how horrible :(

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:04

    what a guy.... how horrible :(

    i'm not sure 7th place was worth it though.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 19:04

    "There was a problem with the radiator, we had some hot gas going into the cockpit. It burned my back and that was taking out even more water from my body. It was a very unlucky combination of factors that put me in that condition in the race."

    ouch. poor Alonso.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:04

    more on alonso's troubles in bahrian:

    Quite a few burnt stories from Bahrain, serious issues that ambient temp has caused. Def needs to be earlier in the year [or much, much later] next time

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:05

    i'm not sure 7th place was worth it though.

    Depends on his dollars/points rate I suppose

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:06

    Quite a few burnt stories from Bahrain, serious issues that ambient temp has caused. Def needs to be earlier in the year [or much, much later] next time

    agreed, the cars were running way too hot, and the restrictions on opening up bodywork this year meant the engineers had nowhere to send the excess heat.

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:06

    Depends on his dollars/points rate I suppose

    heh, true enough.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 19:07

    i'm not sure 7th place was worth it though.

    Nope. I mentioned his troubles in Bahrain to a friend from work who 'likes' F1 and his excuse for it was 'he saw lewis did well so he used an excuse to get a bit of attention' which sickens me a bit but goes to show with some people. Furthermore, I don't think I've even seen Alonso's troubles in the car even reported once asides from the obvious F1 places... I dunno why but that annoys me too. I think considering the circumstances he did an incredible job to go the whole race distance and whatnot, just like you say, not worth it for 7th.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 19:10

    K.R, I couldn’t find anything. Do you have any more info? Are you also sure it’s 1963?

    Only Steven Roy can help us now.

    I am afraid I am as much use as a chocolate teapot on this one

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:12

    I am afraid I am as much use as a chocolate teapot on this one

    in that case, flav has a job for you.

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 19:13

    in that case, flav has a job for you.

    :D

  • RG07/05/2009 at 19:15

    RG has gone to the hospital with a suspected calf injury (he did at home?)

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ;)) Out for a few weeks, ie no football, and the evil nurse told me I have to walk on it as well.

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:16

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ;))

    ?!?

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:16

    Scary Bert, no sign of Ernie yet!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/real-bert-jpg

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 19:16

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ;)) Out for a few weeks, ie no football, and the evil nurse told me I have to walk on it as well.

    That must go on the injury list on the wiki.

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 19:16

    Where is everyone tonight? Hope everyone didn't disappear on my account! :P

    Just took the car out for a little drive to test the new brakes and suspension mods. Brakes need bleeding again, little spongy. Didn't want to push anything too hard until the brakes are bedded in.

    Will check all teh nuts and bolts again tomorrow.

    Food shortly too. :D

  • RG07/05/2009 at 19:17

    ?!?

    Don't ask, I really don't know how.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 19:17

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ;)) Out for a few weeks, ie no football, and the evil nurse told me I have to walk on it as well.

    Sorry to hear that RG get better soon.

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:17

    Just took the car out for a little drive to test the new brakes and suspension mods...

    And you came back unscathed?

    A good day then! :)

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 19:18

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ;)) Out for a few weeks, ie no football, and the evil nurse told me I have to walk on it as well.

    Well that's a new one; hope you get better soon :)

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 19:24

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ;)) Out for a few weeks, ie no football, and the evil nurse told me I have to walk on it as well.

    Cruel nurses!

    And you came back unscathed?

    A good day then! :)

    Yup. Going to take a little getting used to - it certainly feels better on the local back roads at a reasonable speed.

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 19:39

    Shhhhhh don't tell Steven but I'm b....

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:40

    Shhhhhh don't tell Steven but I'm b....

    where?

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 19:41

    where?

    No he's not here I don't think .. but usually when I say the b word he pops out and says uh-oh major things happen like new religions

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:42

    No he's not here I don't think .. but usually when I say the b word he pops out and says uh-oh major things happen like new religions

    ooh, that 'b' word. thought you meant blogging.

  • RG07/05/2009 at 19:43

    No he's not here I don't think .. but usually when I say the b word he pops out and says uh-oh major things happen like new religions

    It's not buffering at the minute is it?

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 19:43

    ooh, that 'b' word. thought you meant blogging.

    hehe hadn't thought of that one

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 19:44

    ooh, that 'b' word. thought you meant blogging.

    Confessions of a bored housewife?

  • lou07/05/2009 at 19:44

    ooh, that 'b' word. thought you meant blogging.

    i think i need to start following the comments more closely.....

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 19:45

    I nearly got attacked by a dog and an old man whilst on my bike....bad times

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:45

    hehe hadn't thought of that one

    christine's just reading dooce and i was trying to figure out if the woman was more or less likely to float in that condition... what you think?

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 19:47

    christine's just reading dooce and i was trying to figure out if the woman was more or less likely to float in that condition... what you think?

    Ooh baby sidepodcast?

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 19:47

    christine's just reading dooce and i was trying to figure out if the woman was more or less likely to float in that condition... what you think?

    :D

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:48

    Ooh baby sidepodcast?

    never. you can't podcast with one of them things, they're louder than owls.

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:48

    :D

    you're thinking it too ;)

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 19:49

    you're thinking it too ;)

    i thought of it in the first place i do believe ;)

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 19:49

    never. you can't podcast with one of them things, they're louder than owls.

    Ah, be afraid if Christine is looking at baby blogs

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:49

    ... they're louder than owls.

    :D :) :D

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:50

    Ah, be afraid if Christine is looking at baby blogs

    Step away from The Baby Gap

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 19:51

    Ooh baby sidepodcast?

    Not before I get my baby panda, no.

  • RG07/05/2009 at 19:52

    Not before I get my baby panda, no.

    Quick, to the adoption centre!

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 19:54

    christine's just reading dooce and i was trying to figure out if the woman was more or less likely to float in that condition... what you think?

    LPG wants it to be known that she is not volunteering to assist with any practical experiments on this subject.

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:56

    Ah, be afraid if Christine is looking at baby blogs

    she (and i) have read dooce for about 4 years. i think i'm safe.

    however, we might have to steal some blog design ideas from that site...

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 19:56

    Ah, be afraid if Christine is looking at baby blogs

    The only reason I would need a child is to have an excuse to watch and blog about Roary... and I already did that!

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:56

    Not before I get my baby panda, no.

    deal.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 19:56

    LPG wants it to be known that she is not volunteering to assist with any practical experiments on this subject.

    darn

  • me07/05/2009 at 19:56

    LPG wants it to be known that she is not volunteering to assist with any practical experiments on this subject.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper07/05/2009 at 19:57

    LPG wants it to be known that she is not volunteering to assist with any practical experiments on this subject.

    Oh yeah!

    Dammit, too late

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 19:57

    The only reason I would need a child is to have an excuse to watch and blog about Roary... and I already did that!

    im not sure you need an excuse for a child, dont think it works like that ;)

  • RG07/05/2009 at 19:57

    however, we might have to steal some blog design ideas from that site...

    Hey, there are some nice blog stuff on there

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 19:58

    im not sure you need an excuse for a child, dont think it works like that ;)

    Oh.

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 20:00

    LPG wants it to be known that she is not volunteering to assist with any practical experiments on this subject.

    Not even for sidepodscience?

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:00

    Hey, there are some nice blog stuff on there

    ah-ha, another dooce regular?

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 20:00

    Not before I get my baby panda, no.

    deal.

    Hehe you have proof you are allowed one now Christine :D

  • RG07/05/2009 at 20:01

    ah-ha, another dooce regular?

    No, I'm just staying there are some nice stuff

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 20:02

    Not even for sidepodscience?

    LPG says no, sorry.

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:03

    No, I'm just staying there are some nice stuff

    ahh, k. me likes the colours.

  • Jackie07/05/2009 at 20:03

    LPG says no, sorry.

    :D

  • RG07/05/2009 at 20:03

    ahh, k. me likes the colours.

    assuming you don't mean the header, then yeah.

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 20:03

    Right - back to working... :(

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:04

    assuming you don't mean the header, then yeah.

    hehe. the footer mainly.

  • RG07/05/2009 at 20:05

    hehe. the footer mainly.

    Oooh, yeah, that is nice. Me like.

  • Christine07/05/2009 at 20:05

    ahh, k. me likes the colours.

    I am probably missing something... but isn't it just black/grey/white?

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 20:06

    I am probably missing something... but isn't it just black/grey/white?

    thats what i was thinking :/

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:07

    I am probably missing something... but isn't it just black/grey/white?

    the images are orange and yellow. they stand out nicely.

  • RG07/05/2009 at 20:08

    the images are orange and yellow. they stand out nicely.

    Plus its simple, so nice and relaxing

  • Flibster07/05/2009 at 20:09

    I am probably missing something... but isn't it just black/grey/white?

    the images are orange and yellow. they stand out nicely.

    Black, grey, white, orange and yellow?

    OMG!

    You're trying to turn Sidepodcast into the blog equivilent of ING Renault!

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:11

    You're trying to turn Sidepodcast into the blog equivilent of ING Renault!

    :D

    :D

  • RG07/05/2009 at 20:14

    You're trying to turn Sidepodcast into the blog equivilent of ING Renault!

    :D

    Better than black and gold, my god what was I thinking then

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:16

    Better than black and gold, my god what was I thinking then

    we tried to tell ya.

  • me07/05/2009 at 20:22

    we tried to tell ya.

    in fact lou said it best.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 20:23

    in fact lou said it best.

    i did?

    *clicks link*

    wow it's worrying that i don't remember that isn't it?....

  • RG07/05/2009 at 20:24

    in fact lou said it best.

    Indeed it is so true.

    But I was young then

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 20:26

    i did?

    *clicks link*

    wow it's worrying that i don't remember that isn't it?....

    it was 8 months ago, but then again i don't remember what happened last week, so i'm not much to go by :D

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 21:03

    Man, it's gotten quiet again. :P

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:04

    I have a question...is Alex Wurz or Wurzi as Jenson calls him ( :s ) actually Brawn GP's reserve driver? cause i thought there was something about Ant being the reserve driver now? plus i haven't actually seen a photo of Wurz since the season started i don't think.

    link - http://www.f1network.net/main/s169/st144101.htm

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:05

    Man, it's gotten quiet again. :P

    good thing. that's means we're busy and not procrastinating :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:08

    I have a question...is Alex Wurz or Wurzi as Jenson calls him ( :s ) actually Brawn GP's reserve driver? cause i thought there was something about Ant being the reserve driver now? plus i haven't actually seen a photo of Wurz since the season started i don't think.

    link - http://www.f1network.net/main/s169/st144101.htm

    beats me. i thought it was ant.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 21:09

    beats me. i thought it was ant.

    Only reason I can think of is letting ant do the BBC stuff although it hasn't stopped him in the past testing. But yeah, haven't seen anything from the brawn camp about Wurz.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 21:10

    RG has returned with a confirmed calf injury buy putting my feet up (laugh, go on, I have ) Out for a few weeks, ie no football, and the evil nurse told me I have to walk on it as well.

    You fainted with a calf injury?

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:11

    beats me. i thought it was ant.

    i'm going to have to investigate aren't i?.. lol... *sigh* i was hoping someone would know :) lol

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 21:12

    Shhhhhh don't tell Steven but I'm b....

    Are you bored enough to start yet another religion?

  • RG07/05/2009 at 21:12

    You fainted with a calf injury?

    Fainting was Tuesday, calf injury today, who knows when I wake up tomorrow I may walk into some good luck.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 21:12

    i'm going to have to investigate aren't i?.. lol... *sigh* i was hoping someone would know :) lol

    why would we need to investigate when we have you ;)

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 21:13

    tomorrow I may walk into some good luck.

    that might hurt, be careful!

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:13

    OK, I shall stick with my Mountain Dew which rumour has it isn’t available in the UK. I’m not sure how I’d survive life without it.

    It was sold here for a short while, must have been 12-15 years ago. It vanished as suddenly as it arrived. Shame because I liked it.

  • RG07/05/2009 at 21:14

    that might hurt, be careful!

    Or I could call myself Mark Webber.

  • Dom07/05/2009 at 21:14

    I have a question...is Alex Wurz or Wurzi as Jenson calls him ( :s ) actually Brawn GP's reserve driver? cause i thought there was something about Ant being the reserve driver now? plus i haven't actually seen a photo of Wurz since the season started i don't think.

    No idea... Wurz said it is still him, but I think I remember Ant mentioning it was now him a while back...

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 21:15

    It was sold here for a short while, must have been 12-15 years ago. It vanished as suddenly as it arrived. Shame because I liked it.

    As I mentioned earlier, there's a shop here in Milton Keynes that sells it.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:15

    why would we need to investigate when we have you ;)

    lol

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:18

    I tried blogger last time and nobody could comment without logging in somewhere. Also the WYSIWYG editor was pnats but Windows Live Writer will fix that…

    You can comment on a Blogger blog without logging in, you'll appear as "Anonymous" and the Blogger will get annoyed that you can't even be bothered to think of a nickname. Even 'Me' will do. ;-)

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 21:19

    I have a question...is Alex Wurz or Wurzi as Jenson calls him ( :s ) actually Brawn GP's reserve driver? cause i thought there was something about Ant being the reserve driver now? plus i haven't actually seen a photo of Wurz since the season started i don't think. link - http://www.f1network.net/main/s169/st144101.htm

    I think at the lat race Wurz was confirmed as the test driver due to some contract issue

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 21:20

    Thinking through the logic of the 2010 regulations, budget capped teams are allowed to do lots of things that the uncapped teams can't, but all those things cost money, which the capped teams can't afford.

    So Ferrari wins again :(

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:20

    F2 is sounding like a really bad idea at the moment - just read a bit more into it.

    Maybe this is why the guy who set the quickest time in testing has jumped ship to F3..

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:21

    I think at the lat race Wurz was confirmed as the test driver due to some contract issue

    he was? i don't remember that at all. i shall search for some information on it...

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:22

    no, but they promise to listen to any podcast in which I feature

    Nobody in my 'real life' knows I've been on one. Not until the college thing is out of the way. I'll get grief otherwise and I've got enough of that as it is..

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 21:25

    I think at the lat race Wurz was confirmed as the test driver due to some contract issue

    I remember Wurz being delcared as a team advisor but not reserve driver, hmm. Strange stuff.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:28

    I remember Wurz being delcared as a team advisor but not reserve driver, hmm. Strange stuff.

    there is nothing about reserve drivers on the brawn site. do you think we can text ant ans ask him? lol

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:29

    there is nothing about reserve drivers on the brawn site. do you think we can text ant ans ask him? lol

    absolutely, are you around for fp1?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 21:30

    there is nothing about reserve drivers on the brawn site. do you think we can text ant ans ask him? lol

    I'll definitely give it a go :)

  • RG / Mark Webber07/05/2009 at 21:31

    absolutely, are you around for fp1?

    Get a shout out then ;)

    Must sleep, probably wake at 6 with agonising pain but see you all later and enjoy Bahrain practice

  • RG / Mark Webber07/05/2009 at 21:31

    Must sleep, probably wake at 6 with agonising pain but see you all later and enjoy Bahrain practice

    I'm always a race behind, ciao

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:32

    absolutely, are you around for fp1?

    no, sadly not :( i'll be in the last part of my textiles exam tomorrow :(

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 21:32

    Must sleep, probably wake at 6 with agonising pain but see you all later and enjoy Bahrain practice

    Will do, 2010 Bahrain may be a while away but it should be great! :P

    Night RG. :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:32

    night rg.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:33

    no, sadly not :( i'll be in the last part of my textiles exam tomorrow :(

    i'll still text them... but erm.. i wont get to hear it. like i did strangely for the british gp quali lol

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:33

    no, sadly not :( i'll be in the last part of my textiles exam tomorrow :(

    boo. we shall entrust the job to lukeh then.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 21:33

    Is there an official FIA list of third drivers?

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:33

    night RG, i hope your leg gets better soon.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:35

    boo. we shall entrust the job to lukeh then.

    :) yay!

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:35

    Is there an official FIA list of third drivers?

    not a clue. i'd look but the FIA website upsets me greatly as i get very confused by it. not sure why though.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 21:36

    boo. we shall entrust the job to lukeh then.

    yessir!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 21:37

    not a clue. i'd look but the FIA website upsets me greatly as i get very confused by it. not sure why though.

    it's the FIA, it's purpose is to confuse and annoy rather than be clear and concise

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 21:39

    It's not official but...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Formula_One_season#Drivers_2

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:41

    me: 07/05/2009 at 17:56

    Kangaroo TV is doing Le Mans: http://kangaroo.tv/kangaroo-sports/lemans.php

    now that is interesting. i can’t see much use for the “my favourite car” setting, mind you

    They've done it for 2 or 3 years now. One of their first events back when they only did a few GPs a year.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 21:42

    It's not official but...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Formula_One_season#Drivers_2

    that says ant is the test driver

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:45

    that says ant is the test driver

    the wikipedia page for brawn has both Ant and Wurz as test drivers...

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 21:48

    just a few things from watching roary the racing car....

    1) he really needs to get that wheel spin under control at the start, the tc regs are obviously hurting him

    2) is it bad im watching the cars like i do f1, to see if they are understeering/oversteering?

    3) when roary sleeps, the fia would have a field day with his flexible wing

    4) since when did mechanics get early nights?

    but 5thly....ROARY THE RACING CAR IS AMAZING

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 21:50

    ROARY THE RACING CAR IS AMAZING

    :D

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:53

    When I commented on Indy 500 practice the other day and mentioned Mike Conway being the F1 link, I'd completely forgotten about Robert Doornbos who did those races for Red Bull a while ago, and also tested for them.

    In today's list Doornbos is presently 6th and Conway is 23rd out of 32 cars which have set a time today. Qualifying is on Saturday, Sunday and next weekend.

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:54

    And Justin Wilson of course. Doh! I'll just give up now...

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:55

    but 5thly....ROARY THE RACING CAR IS AMAZING

    ;)

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:55

    but 5thly....ROARY THE RACING CAR IS AMAZING

    am i the only one that hasn't watched this childrens cartoon then?

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:56

    lou: 07/05/2009 at 22:55:48

    but 5thly....ROARY THE RACING CAR IS AMAZING

    am i the only one that hasn't watched this childrens cartoon then?

    I haven't!

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:56

    If anyone wants to hear racing engines at a silly time on a Thursday night (i.e. now), click here:

    http://indycar.neulion.com/indy/console.jsp

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 21:56

    am i the only one that hasn't watched this childrens cartoon then?

    do it,, its actually amazing

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 21:56

    live

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:57

    am i the only one that hasn't watched this childrens cartoon then?

    it's not children's cartoon!

    oh wait, it is, isn't it. hmmm.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 21:57

    am i the only one that hasn't watched this childrens cartoon then?

    Never seen it either

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:57

    do it,, its actually amazing

    but... when? :( i fear that i wont survive next week and there is limited time before then...

  • me07/05/2009 at 21:58

    If anyone wants to hear racing engines at a silly time on a Thursday night (i.e. now), click here:

    http://indycar.neulion.com/indy/console.jsp

    christ. it works on a mac.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 21:59

    Leo Laporte combined with racing engines is an awesome combination

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 21:59

    but... when? :( i fear that i wont survive next week and there is limited time before then...

    you tube :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3lQ_WVxbiM

    try that for starters

  • lou07/05/2009 at 21:59

    I haven't!

    :D

  • lou07/05/2009 at 22:00

    you tube :)

    hmm... *clicks link*

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:00

    Leo Laporte combined with racing engines is an awesome combination

    :)

    it just finished?

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:01

    it's not children's cartoon!

    oh wait, it is, isn't it. hmmm.

    That doesn't stop me from watching programmes like The Secret Show or Charlie and Lola

    I should point out that technically, Roary the Racing Car isn't a cartoon, being stop motion animated in three dimensions rather than two.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 22:01

    try that for starters

    *watches for the first time*

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:01

    it just finished?

    We arrived just in time to be too late

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:02

    We arrived just in time to be too late

    that's the sidepodway.

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:02

    me: 07/05/2009 at 22:58:17

    If anyone wants to hear racing engines at a silly time on a Thursday night (i.e. now), click here: http://indycar.neulion.com/indy/console.jsp

    christ. it works on a mac.

    Oh well that was quick, it just ended. At least it works and at least the official series website has live video at all!

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:03

    try that for starters

    That's the US version with different voices to the UK originals :(

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:03

    Steven Roy: 07/05/2009 at 23:01:29

    it just finished?

    We arrived just in time to be too late

    Sorry I was too busy catching up on comments to realise it was still on :-)

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:04

    Unless you're talking about racing engines on the cartoon thing...

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:06

    Unless you're talking about racing engines on the cartoon thing...

    animation.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:06

    That's the US version with different voices to the UK originals :(

    booo, i did wonder why roary didnt sound like peter kay.

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:06

    Sorry I was too busy catching up on comments to realise it was still on :-)

    no worries, i really don't have time. but now i'm watching leo.

    i blame steven.

  • lou07/05/2009 at 22:07

    okay.. so erm.. i'm watching roary the racing car.... is it bad that he reminds me a little of Massa before last year?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 22:07

    Well, I watched that youtube clip. here are my thoughts:

    * o_O

    * The main dude reminds me of James Allen... how disturbing. I now have an image of James Allen talking to f1 cars whilst on twitter

    * I like how it's set in Silver Hatch. Will be disappointed if future episodes don't have lagunapolis...

    * ...o_O

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:09

    Is there enough interest in Indy for me to post the odd update now and again, or would it be too annoying? It's hard to know.

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:10

    Is the American one set in Silver Hatch as well or did they change it?

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:10

    * o_O

    * I like how it's set in Silver Hatch. Will be disappointed if future episodes don't have lagunapolis...

    * ...o_O

    I wonder if next year's series will have to move to Donington?

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:10

    I like how it's set in Silver Hatch. Will be disappointed if future episodes don't have lagunapolis...

    wait, Silverstone and Brands Hatch

    Silver Hatch. how did i not see that before :D

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:12

    Is there enough interest in Indy for me to post the odd update now and again, or would it be too annoying? It's hard to know.

    I think the odd comment is a good idea

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:12

    Is there enough interest in Indy for me to post the odd update now and again, or would it be too annoying? It's hard to know.

    if you don't mind, i'm easily distracted :)

    should also say, comments have been fantastic all week and everybody should be thanked (whilst christine is sleeping) for basically being ace.

    am more busy and have been more tired than usual this week, but enjoying the lurking.

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:12

    I think the odd comment is a good idea

    ^^ what he said.

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:13

    I think the odd comment is a good idea

    Okay. I'll probably point it out after F1 qualifying, because Indy's top 11 qualifying happens after it.

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:13

    Is the American one set in Silver Hatch as well or did they change it?

    I think it is still Silver Hatch. For UK viewers, Roary appears on Channel Five.

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:14

    should also say, comments have been fantastic all week and everybody should be thanked (whilst christine is sleeping) for basically being ace.

    We (heart) you too, me :)

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:15

    wait, Silverstone and Brands Hatch

    Silver Hatch. how did i not see that before :D

    you didn't read christine's post?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/05/06/my-number-1-star/

    uh-oh. i'm telling...

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:15

    should also say, comments have been fantastic all week and everybody should be thanked (whilst christine is sleeping) for basically being ace.

    am more busy and have been more tired than usual this week, but enjoying the lurking.

    Yeah I've tried to sit back a bit more this week. Still throwing in the odd comment but tried concentrate on work - will defo be very quiet after quals Sat, after the race, and on Mon/Tue/Wed next week as I have a ton of college stuff to do.

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:15

    We (heart) you too, me :)

    ;)

    if i knew the heart symbol i'd do one... lou?

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:15

    uh-oh. i'm telling...

    *whistles and slowly walks away*

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:16

    I pressed send too early... I meant to add my agreement that I have enjoyed reading the comments even though I'm trying to sit back. :-)

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:17

    I'm having real trouble formulating sentences coherently today. Maybe this is not a good time to write my weekly blog preview...

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:17

    I think it is still Silver Hatch. For UK viewers, Roary appears on Channel Five.

    http://www2.five.tv/programmes/milkshake/programmes/roarytheracingcar/

  • lou07/05/2009 at 22:17

    if i knew the heart symbol i'd do one... lou?

    it's & hearts ; without the spaces. :) ♥

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:18

    &hearts

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:18

    &hearts ?

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:18

    @hearts

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:18

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:18

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:18

    It works

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:19

    &hearts(you can tell I use Twitter far too much by typing @ there)

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:19

    &hearts

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:19

    ♥

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:19

    bah :-)

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:19

    Hehe, we both realised the semi-colon was important. I once spent about 2 hours staring at some code wondering why it didn't do what I thought it should - the reason was (the lack of) a semi-colon

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:20

    I pressed send too early... I meant to add my agreement that I have enjoyed reading the comments even though I'm trying to sit back. :-)

    no worries. less commenting can sometimes be good anyhow. reading 1,000+ comments a day is impossible. 200 is much more reasonable.

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 22:20

    Hehe, we both realised the semi-colon was important. I once spent about 2 hours staring at some code wondering why it didn't do what I thought it should - the reason was (the lack of) a semi-colon

    argh, semi colons, evil!!

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:20

    christ alive, you guys not use the preview button?

    :D

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:21

    christ alive, you guys not use the preview button?

    Never

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:22

    christ alive, you guys not use the preview button?

    Oops, forgot that was there. Sorry.

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 22:22

    ♥

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:22

    christ alive, you guys not use the preview button?

    I'm still in LCLT after catching up on comments :-)

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:22

    Never

    Rehearsals are for wimps.

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:22

    Never

    oh.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:23

    Using preview would be like rehearsing the podpanel

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:23

    Rehearsals are for wimps.

    i'm trying to use it all the time. we considered forcing people to preview first. not sure what people think of that idea though?

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:23

    Using preview would be like rehearsing the podpanel

    hahaha, righto!

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:24

    i'm trying to use it all the time. we considered forcing people to preview first. not sure what people think of that idea though?

    sounds intrusive

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:26

    sounds intrusive

    surprisingly it's not that awful. because the previews come back quite fast.

    now am double-tabbing to preview and then shift-tabbing back to post. still pretty quick.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:26

    i'm trying to use it all the time. we considered forcing people to preview first. not sure what people think of that idea though?

    I hate that idea. Live commenting would be awful if I had to preview everything

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:26

    btw if anyone is so inclined they can go back to that video feed I posted earlier from 5pm to 11pm tomorrow but I'm not sure how interesting it would be to watch for that long. Might be good to dip in and and out. There also free timing on indycar.com. Not that I'm here to watch it.

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:27

    me: 07/05/2009 at 23:26:14

    sounds intrusive

    surprisingly it's not that awful. because the previews come back quite fast.

    now am double-tabbing to preview and then shift-tabbing back to post. still pretty quick.

    For those not navigating with tab it could get annoying..

  • lou07/05/2009 at 22:28

    time for me to get some sleep so i don't do something silly like sew my fingers together tomorrow or something. night all, have fun watching free practice! x

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:28

    night lou.

  • Steven Roy07/05/2009 at 22:29

    time for me to get some sleep so i don't do something silly like sew my fingers together tomorrow or something. night all, have fun watching free practice! x

    Good night Lou

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:29

    time for me to get some sleep so i don't do something silly like sew my fingers together tomorrow or something. night all, have fun watching free practice! x

    needles + fingers = ouch, tried it myself :(

    night

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:29

    I hate that idea. Live commenting would be awful if I had to preview everything

    Would it be possible to enable/disable forced preview on a per-post basis? Or allow direct posts on the LCLT

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 22:30

    time for me to get some sleep so i don't do something silly like sew my fingers together tomorrow or something. night all, have fun watching free practice! x

    night :)

  • Pat W07/05/2009 at 22:30

    Night Lou

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:30

    Would it be possible to enable/disable forced preview on a per-post basis? Or allow direct posts on the LCLT

    what's your thinking?

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:33

    what's your thinking?

    Um, well in the same way that some sites enable/disable comments, you could enable/disable forced preview on some posts?

    The other train of thought was to allow direct posting (no preview required) on the LCLT only, which would solve Steven's issue when live commenting races and qualifying.

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:34

    The other train of thought was to allow direct posting (no preview required) on the LCLT only, which would solve Steven's issue when live commenting races and qualifying.

    right got ya.

    it's not an essential thing to do. mostly it covers the fact we don't have an edit button. live commenting would become quite tiresome though i agree.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:37

    i just got palmed off with "sorry, i got carried away cutting my nails"

    lamest.excuse.ever

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 22:41

    lamest.excuse.ever

    Not quite:

    David Frost rang Peter Cook up some years ago. "Peter, I'm having a little dinner party on behalf of Prince Andrew and his new bride-to-be Sarah Ferguson. I know they'd love to meet you, big fans; Be super if you could make it: Wednesday the twelfth." "Hang on... I'll just check my diary." Pause and rummaging and leafing through diary noises. And then Peter said "Oh dear. I find I'm watching television that night."

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:41

    David Frost rang Peter Cook up some years ago. "Peter, I'm having a little dinner party on behalf of Prince Andrew and his new bride-to-be Sarah Ferguson. I know they'd love to meet you, big fans; Be super if you could make it: Wednesday the twelfth." "Hang on... I'll just check my diary." Pause and rummaging and leafing through diary noises. And then Peter said "Oh dear. I find I'm watching television that night."

    hahaha, thats amazing :)

  • Scott Woodwiss07/05/2009 at 22:52

    Night all :) Enjoy free-practice.

  • me07/05/2009 at 22:54

    see ya scott.

  • Jon Waldock07/05/2009 at 22:55

    Night all :) Enjoy free-practice.

    Night

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 22:55

    Night all :) Enjoy free-practice.

    night!

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 23:01

    Aww I just re-found my Honda comic. Will have to make a Brawn one soon :)

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 23:06

    Aww I just re-found my Honda comic. Will have to make a Brawn one soon :)

    Sounds interesting. Is it like the Beano?

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 23:09

    Sounds interesting. Is it like the Beano?

    I'll let you decide :D

  • Lukeh07/05/2009 at 23:12

    That link squashes the writing, the full resolution is here... sorry about that :(

  • Andy Taylor07/05/2009 at 23:20

    That link squashes the writing, the full resolution is here... sorry about that :(

    That's great. :D

  • littlepurplegoth07/05/2009 at 23:21

    Oooo - shades of teenage magazines....

  • Sean Golding07/05/2009 at 23:27

    That link squashes the writing, the full resolution is here... sorry about that :(

    I love it.

  • Amber11/05/2009 at 03:00

    Hi could any1 tell me what the song is at the end wwell near the end of f1 bbc on 11th may please.

    i think it might be gabrielle who sings it but i need to know what its called???

    x

  • Journeyer11/05/2009 at 03:03

    Hi Amber,

    It's a cover of "Fast Car" by former Sugababes member Mutya Buena. It's on Disc 2 of the "Radio 1: Established 1967" album.