We are midway through the week now, and apparently this is the 280th day of the year. That is quite a lot of the year gone already, huh? Still, here are some of the things we're talking about:
- As we're looking at where we are in the year, it's interesting to look at what we were talking about this time last year. Over on F1 Minute, we were discussing BMWs decision to retain their drivers for this season, plus the Ferrari complaints about Singapore. BMW and Singapore are both topics on our minds in 2009, but for very different reasons.
- Here on Sidepodcast, albeit on the 5th October last year, we adopted a panda, who is now a bit of a diva who likes to star on the live streams. We also spent that day listening to the excellent Tremayning work done by the community. We really need to do that again, I think.
- Back to the present, sort of, Alex came up with a brilliant question yesterday: "I thought it might be nice to go for a bit of a positive vibe today. So I would love to hear who your #F1Hero is. These could be serious like Fangio, or comical like Montoya’s personal chef. But whatever they are the idea is to say who it is and why you think they are your #F1Hero." You may have answered already, but if not, let us know what you think, and perhaps we'll compile them on the wiki.
That'll do it for now, I reckon. Mr C is officially addicted to the doohickey, so if you see him around this evening, tell him to get on with the homepage. I'll see you in the comments.
New daily has appeared already
Hello Wednesday, I'm relying on you to cure me
I've had enough of the sickness now
Murray's GP Moments currently rotating on Freeview
Hello all, what's up?
Hey Steven, what's going on? Took off work early here, watching baseball with a few beers
You seem to have arrived just as it got quiet.
True, Usually I get a response in a few seconds. I began to wonder if I had been blackballed.
I had just disappeared for 30 minutes and when I got back it was quiet. Before that it was lively.
hey joe. am coding, thus not multitasking. how's tricks?
All is good. And a good day to you, Sir!
Hey Joe, heard any more about USF1your way? i heard they are getting cosworths ex chief engineer which must be a good sign ;)
So how is the baseball going?
Twins 4 Tigers 4 top of 9. Runners at the corners for the Tigers, no outs
We don't hear a damn thing about F1 in the states, even though we have a team....I think
Not looking good then
I am still clinging to the belief that they'll have Jonathan Summerton driving in the 2nd seat, who's first, I have no idea
No and the Twins spring train in my town. Since the Rays are out, I'm hoping for the Twins
Lets just hope it isnt JV...
Agreed 100%. My fantasy line up would be Scott Speed and Summerton. I think Scott has unfinished business in F1....a championship point. And I really think he was a good driver with bad equipment and the luck to go with it.
Does he have a NASCAR deal for next year? i cant see USF1 helping him buy his way out if he does...
Some one ike heidfeld could be good, his consistancy could help them develop the car.
That's true about Heidfeld. My Speed line up is a fantasy, I suspect he'll be in a huge slow box next year, but he has had a really unimpressive year this year
Was this year his first? I expect they will give him another shot, I cant see him getting back into F1 unless he goes and does a few IRL races...
This was his first full year in Cup, he did a bunch of ARCA and Nationwide races last year. I suspect Red Bull has their hooks very deep in him
I forgot about there involvement, i guess they wont have any interest in sponsoring him at another f1 team when they have 2 of their own already...
Yeah, he's stuck in that silver car he's in (Not a Mclaren). But JPM had a really bad year his first year and look at him now, so there's hope, even though I only watch Daytona and Talledega NASCAR races
Not a fan of the road courses? Those are about the only ones i watch
Actually I do watch the road courses, but I can't stand the announcers for most races. I do like the superspeedway races, they are very tension filled, waiting for the big-one
I cant really follow the scoring system in the chase, does montoya still have a chance of winning it?
I think so, he's only about 50 points back, so alot can happen and I think IRL ends it's season this weekend
right think im gonna hit the hay, night all
umm... karl kennedy singing about gas safety:
boggles the mind.
How does common sense require a song?
Mr. C, sir. How is the plans going for the Spa meet-up? Is there any complication based on the idiots that live around bitching about loud cars?
hehe. very possibly. my honest guess is that it'll be booted off the calendar temporarily, while politicians use it as a playground football and then it'll all be sorted by summer.
bassano i think bought tickets though.
I was really hoping that the meet up would be in Montreal. I've been to the last two GP's and it is a wild city-wide party and always a great race...would have been better if LH had seen the red light, but anyways a great race
am sure you could convince a couple of people to join you. i'd love to go there too, but probs not before 2011.
Yeah, hoping to see Nick there at the Irish Embassy and a few others. The fellowship speed is a worldwide brotherhood
the fellowship of speed is a worldwide brotherhood.
That what it was meant to be
love it. and with that i must sleeps.
See you. Twins win!
aldi are already selling their christmas stock, is it wrong to buy christmas truffles in october? They look tasty! I am resisting the advent calendar as of yet.
Every time you eat one early, a koala gets the measles
sleep is for the weak. I just learned the downside of moving office from 1st floor to the 13th is a lot more stairs when there is a fire drill.
Nooooooooo. I can't deal with Christmas yet.
i am really looking forward to it this year since i get to go home and have christmas by the sea :D
Sounds great. I have Christmas by the sea most years - parents living by the coast. yay.
Nephews and neices - boooo.
ah i am the youngest in my family and my brother has on kids so no small children to get in my way. No nephews and nieces for me for years i would guess!
and by on kids i mean no
hehe. The little ones aren't so bad, it's when they become cranky teenagers it gets a little annoying.
Morning everyone :)
hi alex. Thanks for making it not rain in melbourne as requested. Dry washing!
That's okay Amy. Glad to have been of service.
Boo! It's raining here instead! Giggles you broke it!
Here too... That's the problem with Australia... It's really big!
...and freezing cold today
But not raining. That's the main thing ;)
It is. Rain was so yesterday
#MFC story from the BBC about the future of smartphones and mobile computing
I love this quote at the end:
My vision? Your phone will hide an extremely powerful computer and internet access base station. Thin sheets of roll-up electronic paper would replace your computer monitor and phone screens.
When I put this vision to the chief executive of a rapidly growing Asian phone manufacturer, I get a startled look, then a wry smile: "You should visit our labs, you will find that we've got something very interesting there."
i do need a couple more days of this please, i have 2 more loads to get dry.
I feel bad:
a) for killing the earth just a little bit more; and
b) rubbing it in that I have a dryer and always have clean clothes regardless of the weather
if only the dishwasher was as easy as the clothed dryer - chuck in, rip out
that's loads of loads ;)
U-oh. The zero degree line has moved in the upper half of the weather diagram. ALEX!!
How is it only 10 degrees here in Australia then? Alex - what's going on?! Is this global warming???
That website is interesting... Not sure I would appreciate my weather website constantly reminding me how hot it is in other places!
Look I had to make a small adjustment to sort Amy's weather... It will all go back to normal in a few days.
Fair enough. Shall send washing to Amy since she is keen to be doing some.
I wouldn't mind if the temperature stays like this if the rain stops. So send my rain to Paul and I take his cold.
they have a secret pact with a travel agency.
Grrr. For some reason my siblings think it's a good idea to buy crappy bikes for their kids then giving them to me to "fix up".
has it been mentioned here that Nico is looking for his lost helmet ?
even if i had a drier i wouldnt use it, i grew up in a family who drilled it into me that they are evil. Heaters too. Father = power bill nazi
Rosberg's body language in that video reminds me of his body language when he was pretending not to be himself when asked for autograph at the airport :-)
i refuse to follow that nico twitter since its all marketing promo instead of actual driver trying to connect with fans.
I see Marlboro are now sponsoring Google. Is this the beginning of the end of their time with Ferrari?
It's Nico but not actually Nico himself isn't it?
I give up, no image I upload from doohickey ever works ...
What's the source of your image? We can go straight there.
I think drop.io broke something so the share image button doesn't work anymore.
I would recommend uploading it directly to the drop, but they seem to have ruined that as well.
well, I click on the link, I get error, I copy the link to the browser, it tells me the destination does not exist :-(
uploaded directly, but the link I was given still does not work at my end, strange ...
I see it now.
Nor mine. In fact, drop.io doesn't work at all now. :-(
so it is not me :-)
Has anyone seen this anti-flu suit?
Interesting that instead of telling us all to wash our hands to prevent the spread of flu, they should be telling us to brush our teeth! :-)
And wear make-up!?!?
ooh, international kindle?
I am finding it hard to resist. Damn you SPC!
UK Kindle... whoop whoop:
I am 99% sure I will have purchased one by the end of the night because I've been browsing what free books are available and I want to read SO MANY of them.
Why is it only available on the US site?
seems silly to me that their international edition comes with a US power plug. Why can't they be like my laptop people and supply a variety of plugs?
Very strange... Not really sure?
All of the people using Kindles in the pictures are women. Maybe I'm not allowed one?
scratch that, if I go to the Australia page it says "You must purchase your Kindle from this page if you are shipping to the following countries: Australia. Your Kindle shipment does not include a U.S. power adapter. Kindle ships with a micro-USB cable for charging your Kindle via a computer USB port. "
This item will be released on October 19, 2009. But I want it now!
Has anyone linked to this before? This is BRILLIANT.
F1 Overtaking Statistics and Analysis
Amazing... I likes those graphs!
Gavin will find this invaluable.
80 less passes than last year, and havent we felt it!!
I blame you all for the money I just spent *shakes first in a very MFC way*
There are still 3 races to go, but the average is still almost 3 less than last year (2 less for dry races only).
fist, you mean... :D
hmmm indeed. I thought he was a lock for Lotus. Guess not, then.
that too. It was free browsing of wikipedia that sold me ;)
Journeyer you don't have a website / blog do you?
that or we've missed something big, like nascar being good....
Gavin sounds like you're not alone: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/57550/did-apple-lay-an-egg-with-iphone-firmware-31/
Hmmm. Something to keep in mind for me on Saturday, then.
NOTE TO SELF: Do NOT upgrade iPhone.
I just wanted to credit you for the find of those stats is all. I have gone with Journeyer from Sidepodcast for now: http://www.sofaf1.com/2009/10/amazing-set-of-statistics.html
That's fine by me. :)
on my tram on the way home I was sitting in a block of four seats and of the three others in my block and the four people sitting next to me I was the only one who didn't have an iPhone. Thus I hypothesize that 7/8 of the worlds population has an iPhone.
Yes, they really do
But I have 3.1 and it seems OK.
How's the battery life?
looking around my office it tells me its true too. I wonder if I put them all on a table if they would ever work out which one belongs to who. They could be there for weeks.
Ah! The Andronov method of Referencing, i tell you old chap (you have to say it in a posh voice) over here we use the Harvard method. mmmyes
Pretty much the same I think. However, I put it on the car charger to and fro work, so it might not be a fair test
You have an evil mind, but that would be a great office prank.
In other iphone old-news, you can get a Kindle reader app for it already.....
Kindle = cheaper than an iPhone ;)
I am excited. Where is that time machine?
Indeed. They say the battery is horrendous in standby mode. But continuous charging avoids the problem.
Harvard? Harvard? Egad man did you not even consider MLA or MHRA? Do they not even warrant a look in?
Can you? You can't get it in the UK yet. I'm hoping this announcement will change that
I just does what i's told
Yes. Well Harvard is what I use really, I was just trying to follow on in the style in which you started.
Where are these free Kindle books you speak of?
Morning all. Just to poke in on your conversation, our uni forces us to only use harvard referencing too.
I think it's generally the given way with uni's. Boooo, i just wanted to put "i stoled this bit from that book" in my reference list
I have been browsing http://www.feedbooks.com/ but there are lots of other sites with them too. It's amazing what books I have always wanted to read are public domain :D
I've finally read Catch-22!
But can you get those onto the kindle? I thought it was only Amazon content?
their help page says "Feedbooks is fully compatible with the Kindle and the only service capable of delivering both books and RSS feeds directly to the Kindle using the wireless connection." so I hope they're not lying to me :D
Hmmm. I might stick with Stanza on the iPhone for the time being, although the small screen can be a challenge
I am forward thinking to how much travelling time I will have when I am on my Eurotrip :D
I think you need to buy one as a review unit. We need to know what they are like.
Did anyone say tablet?
I just bought 10 real books from Amazon. I now cannot afford a Kindle, which would have cost the same as the books!
This one caught my eye: http://feedbooks.com/userbook/7258
The RG of the rodent world
I'm waiting to see the Asus Eeeeeeee book reader
Should this be tagged with #MFC ?
already done :D Delivery estimate: October 21, 2009 - October 26, 2009
Now is not a good time to remind you that you should be saving money then?
shhhh. Buying things for the trip I should be saving for don't count as spending. ;)
Yay the royal mail did something good. I'm happy now :D
muse shirt? Someone at work today was listening to that Eurasia song and it reminded me of you.
Yeah I wasn't expecting it till next week after it got dispatched yesterday. I may have done a little happy dance
That's the spirit. Have you got a good camera?
about as good as you can get for point and shoot, but I do not have a DSLR which I want but will not buy :(
The AUS$ is doing great. buy everything now!
I have an imaginary cut off limit where purchasing stuff suddenly reaches the point of "I'd probably be better off spending this much money on flights or something" and the price of a good camera falls into that bracket :D
The video of the two combined video streams from the "Ironing Incident" on the Monza Parade Lap is up on the drop now: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/paradelapironingincident-mov
steam decider <3
hehe, thats awesome, i scanned it with my phone and it says google! :D
hehe. never gets old
Ooooh, I can't hear it but it's still funny! Looks really good too.
I think that needs a warning about ironing shirts while you are wearing them :D
It's weird because you can see how few frames are actually being transmitted on mine. It was quite hard to sync them up because of the two crashes one which was my ustream crash at the beginning meant I start at a totally random time. And I had hoped to use the car horn as a kind of rough clapper board but because of your sound board going your video is out of sync with mine at that point. In the end I matched everything on the bit where I say, "off" and point at the off button - and hoped for the best!
After playing on the sony reader i am not so sure the kindle is the way to go, it looks really clunky in comparison with the big keyboard..
The sony is more expensive, but at the prices they are,its all relative...
The Sony reader is beautiful, but there is something awesome about downloading on the go. With a Kindle you would never need a computer.
Every single gadget I own is Sony. I am kind of addicted to Sony. I want their reader like a drunk wants wine but its the wireless that sold me the Kindle, yup.
The wireless really does sell it. How can they do it for free internationally??
A few years from now we'll be amazed if a laptop doesn't have telephony built right in.
oops! I am sure it will be great!
It might be better when you are travelling with all the wireless delivery i am not sure the sony does that.
their coverage map says they have wireless coverage in NZ, yet they don't ship the international model there. Odd.
Very true, but i would advise anyone who hasnt been to waterstones to play on one to do so.
£250 is wayyy to much though...
Maybe someone told them they could have internet iccess and they were confused as to whether it could work :P
I saw this and thought noooooooooooooooo Buemi
any other f1 animals :P
I watched a little bit of Friends last night... I was watching the one where Jean Claude Van Damme was on the show (in Outbreak 2). Monica is into Jean Claude but Rachel doesn't know about him...
Monica: "Did you see time cop?"
Rachel: "No, was he any good in it?"
Monica: "Rachel, he like totally changed time!"
Made me think of Christine!
today at work there was a Friends marathon on and I was happy but someone turned the subtitles off on the TV and I sit too far away to hear it. So I just said most of the lines in my head because I already knew them, but it's not the same :(
very, very broken. i've given up complaining. will maybe try and source an alternate solution at some point.
the issue is the developers would like drop.io to be something we have no interest in (much like twitter in fact). the net result is they add more features like "chat" and "presentations" which are ultimately useless to us, but make the page very fat and slow to load.
we need a http://lite.drop.io/ or something similar.
Weirdly. In the last hour it seems to have been fixed (for me at least). I had no problems with my video uploading or viewing
Having an utterly mad week. Loads of stuff to do anyway, but on Monday I answered the Bat-signal to fill in for a missing staff member on a certain MAGAZINE for two days. The good news for those of you who subscribe to the paper edition is that (post permitting) it will arrive on time. The bad news for me is that I'm now desperately trying to get through all the things I ought to have been doing on Monday and Tuesday.
On Saturday night I noticed that the SciFi channel was showing Street Fighter, and watched the last 10 minutes for a giggle (not Dr Giggles). True enough, it was awful...
no news on Kubica yet. f1gpupdate however has a story that Mr Trulli is about to test NASCAR :-)
Mr c I have to head out to uni concerning sudden meeting ive been told to go to for my dissertation... do you mind if the guest post waits until tonight/tomorrow?
course sir. no rush at all.
I have seen the first 10 minutes. They, were similarly awful.
It's this absurd neophiliac thing in modern e-business culture, isn't it? Developers are always being told to add new and whizzy functions to things that were perfectly adequate anyway – presumably with a view to "driving new business" and "monetarizing [sic] existing business channels" etc etc.
The bit in between is actually worse
Cheers, tis a bit annoying being emailed at the last minute with something like that! Grr unorganised lecturers grr. Spose I'd better rush off.
that's exactly the problem. it was perfect in the summer of 2008. just.stop.fiddling.
kinda like last year's f1 championship i guess.
Same thing with Facebook - last year it was great, now it's full of rubbish!
but this is great: http://lite.facebook.com/
so i think they realised the issue.
You know what feature I'd really like is search...
That's the only new feature they need.
...and spam protection.
It's too spartan. Groups and chat don't work for example :(
now you are asking for too much :-)
I vote that as word of the day!
Main Entry: neophiliac
Part of Speech: n
Definition: one who loves new things, novelty
when i said perfect, i meant mostly perfect :)
:) :) :)
Why didn't I think of these earlier?
Doc in 3.5 hours and counting
This one caught my eye earlier on feedbooks
"An enchanting mythical journey for readers aged eight and upwards, Nostradormouse takes an anthropomorphic odyssey round... "
Simply because 8 year olds use words like anthropomorphic
That was designed with the aim of allowing those who don't have fast connection speeds I believe, they didn't do it to be nice to people ;)
In fact, I want FaceBook Lite for iPhone
Don't even want to hear about peoples Mafia Wars or Farms of Idiocy
Can't claim to have made that one up - nicked it from Private Eye...
Maybe you were worried they'd get a bit over-wrought-iron-gate.
I agree, however its all in the name of progress and M|F|C
that's what they say, yes. i suspect it's not quite what they mean.
I LOVE that word!
The facebook app isn't that bad to be honest, somehow it gets around the filtering at my college through the Wi-Fi :D
agreed. tis very good.
I was actually taught the word when I was around eight by my science teacher. Some of the kids were upset that they were going to have to dissect something and one of them asked, "won't it hurt its feelings if we dissect it?"
And the teacher replied, "no, you are committing the anthropomorphic error, animals do not have feelings, simply instincts."
and we have to believe them :P Facebook went a little down hill when the had the major facelift in my opinion.
Bet you were wearing a blue shirt back then too, weren't you? ;)
That's when I essentially stopped using it.
White at school. With at that school a black tie. Very Reservoir Dogs Jr ;)
the lite version is better now.
There was me thinking it was purely an altruistic move on their part
[another good one ;)]
Cue someone asking, "won't it hurt its instincts then?"
I can picture it now, with your orange headphones and walkman :D
They may well have. She was my favourite teacher at that age though.
She had a massive beehive hairdo, smoked cigars between every class, and was the mother of the two identical twins who are responsible for David Hasslehoff's music career. This sounds made up, but is all true.
I use it just to keep up with those who I don't see much or live in other countries.
Photos, blog plugging, friend updates and the only app I use is Poker - which is bloated, slow and not very exciting :(
Yet none of this surprises me ;)
I learn things from Facebook. Yesterday my Swiss friend sent me a message to say she had delivered a baby named Amy and it reminded her of me because its not a common name in Switzerland. The more you know!
Flickr, twitter & email
I can see the appeal of it being in one place though
Has Amy seen this? http://twitpic.com/kkul1
I like the photos as well, but I also have few of me on there :) I had a few apps on there but removed them all a few weeks ago along with some things I was a "fan" of and the pages. I let the invites build up, I just don't respond to them :D
a lot of my friends post their holiday photos on Facebook - and none of them use twitter... I have no idea what their email addresses are either...
he's been warned by @McLaren_Fan to be nice or I will come after him :D
:D at Coulthard
hehe, got the whole web on its toes!
Exactly for a lot of people I only find out things through facebook (relationships, kids, college, uni etc) without it I would have no idea what they are up to :)
"Click to Flash" is a breath of fresh air btw
Exactly what I needed
I found out that my colleague got married yesterday and another's wife had a baby!
(The nature of my office is that you may not see some people for a few weeks...)
Someone at McLaren's design department misunderstood the 'Ronspeak' memo about "thinking OUTSIDE the box"
Nico gets a drive-thru penalty ;)
That SO should've been Montoya
Mind you old Facebook was better at keeping you informed of such things.
Agreed. Before you were told it, now you have to make lists and filter to find it!
Thats why lite-facebook is good, I saw things on there that were missed by the normal version. crazy! :)
QADBAK appear to be attempting to hire rich people to pretend to be there investors. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/football_league/article6864303.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=796995
Why is this starting to sound ludicrously dodgy? If any team is not going to make it next year, it sounds like it could well be them.
BMW could well have a bite in the tail coming if it's revealed they have sold the team without checking them out first.
They are already being looked at by the FA aren't they?
Quad Bike, that is, not BMW
I believe so, its no surprise the FIA turned them down really.
It's all sounding like that Mexican businessman that was setting up an F1 team in the early 90's armed with Lambo engines but just disappeared with the investor's money.
But is it Williams' business to object another team because the investors are dodgy? Because that's what Frank Williams is arguing...
It risks bring the sport into (more) disrepute. Why is Frank having to do the FIA's job?
For many people it started to become that when a certain person was revealed to be involved...
In other news, just been listening to the last Joe podcast. Marvellous, as usual.
Without naming names was that certain person responsible for a certain other person flip flopping on certain contracts?
That might be the understanding that this certain person has about that certain person...
He was certainly on the scene. That flip-flop contract person had a veritable conga line of people purporting to be his management at the time.
There is a reason he's been given a veto. He could be doing it to protect his teams reputation in racing in a decent series. He could be doing it because it would mean less money for him. And he could be doing it because there isn't really room for 14 teams.
That's two boxes ticked right there!
All valid points, but like Maverick says, why does he have todo the FIA's job? This must be the reason why the FIA said no to Quadbike...
In other news, on a T'Pau tip – could it be said that World Superbikes has been the 'Bridge of Spies'...?
Seeing as Toseland did so well before struggling in MotoGP, I find it ironic he has been replaced by the same kind of guy.
The current rules suck for customer bikes...
I get the feeling that Stuart believes in his Heart And Soul that all puns should relate to T'Pau somehow.
No-ish you mean.
I do think that this fit and proper person test they have in football might well be something interesting for F1. Somebody from Quadbike is going to have to come forward and prove they control it or they aren't allowed to own the football club.
Half of the FIA would fail! :-D
This all really worries me because it just so happens that Notts County is my team - and this isn't the first time they have gotten into money trouble :(
One would struggle to find a 'fit and proper person' in F1, wouldn't they?
Look it's time for you to come clean Gavin... You own Quadbike don't you?
Impossible - it's too dangerous for me to own a Quadbike - I get injured every time I get on one!
Fit and proper to be a team owner? http://twitpic.com/jxhyu
Not with those shoes!
Note for Alison:
An iTunes alternative complete with store
[Don't think it handles podcasts yet :( ]
I think I can safely say he will be Finnish.
How are you doing with those Yuletide Truffles Amy? :)
Wow, that looks amazing! I will have a play later ;)
What do you think of the randomly-generated Kimi to RBR story? I say randomly generated because it has the weakest tenuous link I've ever seen.
They were on my desk at work and everyone enjoyed them. I bought the Espresso ones :D
thumbs down to that!
Kimi-Vettel would be quite the rivalry though!
I wonder if kimi did go to red bull if they would consider webber at mclaren instead of Heikki?
I could maybe, MAYBE handle it if I lived anywhere other than Australia.
Indeed. But if he can make the team coalesce around him, it might lead to long-term progress.
But wouldn't that mean cooler McLaren garage tours in Melbourne?
point taken. But how long does Kubica want his career to stagnate for?
Poor Koalas ;)
Perhaps i phrased it wrong...
no, it would just mean they were way, way harder to get as everyone who hates the team (there seems to be a lot around here) would suddenly become big fans and join the club.
I wouldn't. Would Webber fit in at McLaren?
this would be an acceptable choice (although I'd prefer him with a few years experience because rookies without testing = suck) #biased
From not having a job? I'd say it was
I don't think he's interested in being a #2 to Lewis, and there's no vacancies at Ferrari. But if he proves his worth in a lower team, he can get the dream ticket someday. BMW's setup of equal treatment may have meant Kubica's talent wasn't fully maximized (or at least that's how Kubica feels).
He has been doing a better job than bob for the 2nd half of the year in WSR, he should get a go...
With Ron, no. With Martin, maybe.
No, they need youth or championship winning speed
Did you really think a driver like Kubica would not have had a drive next year? Considering he was a free agent, the top teams weren't exactly rushing to secure his services?
That's a step up from BMW not being on the grid next year, even in quad bike guise
What about DC? I think they are still looking to replace him
Well, there were bigger fish in the market (like Alonso and Raikkonen).
But as his default seat has now gone, it is a step up
I see your point though
Never rated him. Another also ran
Break out thread or is it too late?
Why is Kubica sooooooo cheap on FR by the way? Has he got plague or something?
Support driver, thats what they probably wanted Heikki to do, but he doesn't have the consistency that role requires.
...and a BMW engine ;)
what has i missed?
Kathi must've sold him :)
I guess you don't read my Fantasy Racers Analysis - he scores poorly all the time and he's bad value for money...
oh wow! i read back all the comments, and i totally missed it. what do we pay you people for?
coming right up.
I like Witness X's tweet that the delay was due to tippexing out ING from all the paperwork :D
here ya go: http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/10/07/renault-f1-confirm-kubica-for-2010/
will fill in the details and move comments shortly.
He WAS bad value for money because BMW were so overpriced at the start of the year, but NOW? Is he worse value for money now than the more expensive Alguersuari and Buemi?
Perhaps it is your Fantasy Racers Analysis that has put every one off? :-D
Hi Jon, break out thread just opened
Kubica confirmed at Renault
Yeah just saw, i probably won't be commenting in it though, because it was THE most obviously thing in the world ever. I almost bet my student loan on it happening!
Although lets be thankful that EJ was wrong...kinda
Even more obvious than Alonso to Ferrari?
Not quite, but it was pretty obvious
He hasn't been near the podium all year - he has scored poorly in most racers and people are not picking him - this drives his price down.
Kathi reckons he's good now because his points per million ratio has improved, but that only works if you buy him now...
But if you bought him at the start of the year like me (based on quick time in FP in Aus and his drives last year), he has been awful on average!
You should do a driver value graph based on the last five races only. Ferrari, McLaren and BMW do poorly because they were initially valued on last year's performance. And Brawn is the other way round.
I do one based on the past three (after your comment) - is that not useful?
Sorry, must have been misreading it. Is that total points per current value or "points per value" at each race averaged across the races?
It's an average based on the last three races - Kubica is still rubbish but as his value has decreased his PPM has increased and he is better value for money - a good pick if you have the cash...
Ah, no, I've seen that. I mean points per million based on the last three races, and use the current driver value rather than an average over the three races. I think the value for money stat is the most useful (he says with only 2 races to go!)
If he manages to finish a race again
did we see manor grand prix release a render of its planned 2010 chassis:
lacking in detail maybe.
I like the stealth livery, for the speed traps?
Yeah I only just realised this on Sunday. It's a shame nobody picked this up earlier as I would have been happy to have done it.
People, if you read my posts and do not understand or think I could do something better, please speak up or it's a waste of time me making them :(
black is handy to hide the details (or lack thereof). ;)
could be an issue in singapore.
He's in the top third of the value for money, so seems a good pick.
If you have the money? He's the cheapest driver actually racing!
Hmm - like I said on Scott's SimRacer show - until you see it on track it's just pie in the sky - renders don't count ;)
Looks damn cool in black though - albeit very simples...
Perfection takes time
Nice choice of background colour
RCE have a slightly lighter rendering on their site too:
But who would you sell him for?
Front wheels are too big for next year
Now I didn't realise that - the Acura was the car that got on pole for Sebring and was at Petit Petit Le Mans this year - it's quite quick and a great proof of concept ;)
What I like is how so many drivers are worse value than not picking a driver at all.
That's no fun though!
FR is fun?
Apart from the press releases that is
It's a flaw in the rules
I missed another breakout thread? Boo.
USF1's were funny - it wasn't even the same car in all three pics!
It kinda stumbled at birth, a bit like Bambi
Expected news, I guess
No, the interviewer asking about USF1's new livery was the funniest bit :D
tis ok. i was reading the comments and still missed it.
As we were discussing it earlier...
Found this from Joe, The real owners of Qadbak
Too many screens/tabs?
I have 56 tabs up, i win ;)
Bookmarks are acceptable Jon ;)
once they get bookmarked i very rarely get anything done....with this in mind..you should see my post-it wall....
Quad bike release a statement saying A and B are the main owners and A loves it very much.
A personally says he has nothing to do with them.
Quad bike release another statement saying B is upset by the snooping.
If A was a load of rubbish, how are we supposed to believe B was really B?
because they are all reminding me to do something/learn about something, and i never really get anything done
Only 15 at the moment, just had a major closing session though, must have been about 40 (sorry Gavin, one was yours)
You need a To Do list ;)
That just sounds like rubbish Boolean Algebra!
Yeah, that's kinda the problem isn't it
Oh my goodness i've had the most amazing morning. One of my lecturers for my Motorsport Industry Skills modules owns TSL (who was MST, they basically run all Timing for Motorsport events, expect F1) and the other used to be the chief safety officer for F1 and is now on the MSA commitee!!
They also hinted to us that at Hungry during quali (when the screens go down), they did have timing, it was just wrong. They have something called 'The big red button' which cuts all timing and graphics from everywhere, and so when the timing "went down" they'd pushed that button!
I think you'll find the answer is 42
Thats what the post-its are for!
How can timing be wrong??
There was a fault...
Oh my god.
Cool, what did you win?
COPIES OF THE ALBUM SIGNED BY THE BAND!!
Of course, now we all know you're real name is Helen
My hidden truth has been unveiled
The commenters do well in comps don't they?
I should enter more
me too. Although I never won that trip to Singapore/Italy.
I am bored and hunting flights to London. I have found one that goes via Helsinki. It seems a strange way to go, but its Finland! It's like it was an itinerary made just for me.
You should go through Dubai, as it is my home town it is constantly embraced by a cloud of awesome.
Some nay-sayers claim its smog, but they are oh so wrong!
ooooooooooh. i (hearts) your course jon!
Nice, PK is still optimistic of driving in F1 again:
"I'm speaking to a few teams that have open spaces and the new teams are still open. I am under no illusions about how difficult it will be, but I'm talking to people and if I'm given a chance, I will give 100 per cent."
You could go husband shopping ;)
I think he means Team KFC
I am trying to do that actually because stop overs in Singapore or Hong Kong bore me. :D
in the airport they'd probably all be foreigners, and not enough time to venture out into the city :(
it's aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing. the guys are so nice
Mav, is tonight's quiz pushing through?
Won't make it sadly. :(
...such a wearied traveller!
Flavio probably pushed the big red button. Who was it that ended up on pole?
Me, i'm on pole
so i am. so would i. and?
On a Finnair flight?
I'd say there may be one or two Finns
The music of self-delusion...
I want to see new things, not things I have seen before! (I have not been to Hong Kong but I'm assuming it is more like Singapore than Dubai is ;)
please, please make copious notes. we need you ;)
Not sure if I will :-(
But I believe it is happening
WOW! congrats :D
good point. I'll take the pilot please.
Oooh. That means anyone can win tonight. :D
Well, not me. Or you. Or at least if we did someone is liable to demand a recount.
I think the 'big red button' fulfils the same function as the folding screen at the end of this:
Might as well have been a Dalek :)
Now that was just showing off trying to walk up the stairs while not even looking where it was going - we've all made that mistake.
I like Kubica's pic on the BBC's F1 front page
Is he intending on celebrating with Kimi?
If Finns can't share his helicopter, Poles certainly can't share his drinks.
I think Robert is more than capable of bringing his own stash
There is a chance that we may be having Martin Hines to our university to speak (nothing confirmed yet), i may be the one interviewing him, so although i'd make it flow and ask questions from what he says...could you all put some questions out please, just mark them as #Jon or something.
If you have no idea who i am talking about...
You know I think I may have figured out where Toyota have gone wrong: "Howett: Results not key to Toyota future"
Mr C, did you quietly change your name again? ;)
He's right though. Money is.
It's the difference between Ye Olde Comments and Doohickey.
pah. poxy chuffin' wordpress. i logged out to stop it from happening and it logged me back in automatically. dumb stupid frickin' system.
Ahhh. I see.
get a mac... oh ;)
Just when I thought I had lived here long enough to know all I need to know about Melbourne, just now, at 12.43am, I have discovered there is a shop that does personalised rock candy. I totally want some rock candy with my name in it.
Is it a 24 hour shop?
I thought Ye Olde was switched off to make way for HD TV on Rockall? ;)
tweet from bradley in reply to james:
"I recommend going for a cheeky half this afternoon, and you'll find when you get back that Kimi's at McLaren..."
ahh, if only.
I tend when I know there is a new thread to take that opportunity to refresh the doohicky, then choose the thread, hit active thread and then make the comments. Mainly because you have to end up refreshing if you want to start replying anyway.
no:( they do have an online store though! I think this one is pretty cool
i didnt know Bradley had a twitter!! awesome!
he's such an awesome guy, met him a couple years ago!
That is amazing!
[no idea who they are though]
it appears to get it personalised with your own writing you have to order 10kg. There goes that plan.
Bradley Lord used to be RF1 Press man, now writes for F1 Racing
started the renault blog too didn't he? f1's first blogger.
Sorry to be a bit noob, but whose bradley?
Thanks, ignore me
See previous :P
Recursion: see Recursion
Is the GP.com mole dead?
Maybe he got hit by Trulli in Montreal?
Loving the Violin girls System of A Down cover btw
That is very cool
Thank you. It is, indeed, cool.
London's getting open cycle hire with the big clunky old bikes like Paris
I was going to walk to the docs, then it started raining
Catchya later peeps
Because I didn't manage to reinstall windows on my netbook I decided to install karmic on my desktop (it makes perfect sense in my world)
I love it!!! Nothing broken yet.
Molenapped by the BBC mole?
Still not as cool as my A-bike though :)
It makes a lot of sense period. Although I do no use Ubuntu, its a good OS. I really like my silver MSI wind netbook with its black keyboard. I use an OS called Pardus because we have such bad internet connection it is the best for keeping the OS updated, also has multiple monitor support.
how is it possible that you install new ubuntu versions, before i even get the memo that they've been released??
it's still in beta :) The desktop version works perfect so far, I had some problems with unr (tap-click doesn't click)
That'll be the uber-fast Finnish broadband at work ;)
Karmic's been around for a few weeks - technically in unstable version. I tried it out, but as I wanted a KDE desktop it was not quite as good as other KDE. My assessment of various OS Windows XP 4/10 Windows Vista 1/10, Mac OSX 7.5/10, Ubuntu Karmic 6.5/10, Pardus 9.5/10. Karmic has a fast boot-up but in KDE form a little resource hungry but I found completely stable.
/me uses Gentoo for his Linux boxes. Ubuntu is too easy to get working!
Even I tried it in uber-slow South African broadband which is slower than a homing pigeon (literally it is a proven fact).
f1minute runs on hardy and the eeepc is ibex netbook remix. i'm not that geeky ;)
of course you could use Sabayon - a Gentoo-based KDE - its also seriously nice looking so gets about 7.5/10.
If I were to have a linux based desktop or laptop I'd use Ubuntu (all my laptops and desktop machines are Macs). but I use gentoo on servers because I only need a small set of certain things.
I had more problems getting Arch to work than Gentoo! But Pardus still rocks them all - its superb!
That's me! :D
Work computer is iMac 24 inch - might still replace OSX with Pardus - just not got around to backing eveything up.
Pardus is the least snobbish Linux since it is even easier to install than Ubuntu!
short of someone coming around and doing it for you, how is that even possible?
there is no liveCD?
In a state of shock here.
Ahhh... I've just remembered something for you Mr C. I'm sure you'll already know about this... But I know your obsession with only one application at a time might mean you haven't mentioned this to Christine... And this may help Christine who doesn't like the windows on top of windows.
Command - Option - Dock Icon
It came up the other day with Katherine and she has found it much easier to deal with once I showed her.
(for those who don't know it hides everything except the thing you are switching to)
Did you just asplode?
Well done mate!
It also appears to start iTunes in safe mode. I didn't even know it had a safe mode.
You want to not run OS X on your Mac. At least Bootcamp it ;)
Um... Yeah... for iTunes I run it then click the dock again with the keys held down.
and I don't need 10kg of candy?
that is an awful suggestion! i don't want christine to hide the apps she's using, i want her to stop opening 35 at a time.
I do know I have to make a trip to the shop and watch them make it. That. Is. Cool.
OS X is good and very stable - but honestly Pardus is better for us with poor bandwidth. Maintaining the OS is painful - lots of times you simply cannot access Apple to update.
"¨One of the most revolutionary and innovative changes with Pardus 2009 is the ability of delta packages, making it unnecessary to download the whole application in an update or upgrade. Consider that the application the user listens to his/her MP3 files has released a new version. It is not necessary to search for, find, download, uninstall the old version and install the new version by clicking many 'Next' buttons. Pardus Package Manager, running on top of PiSi, fetches all updates with the click of a button. In its simplest terms, Package Manager downloads only the 'difference' of the old and new versions, a small delta file in technical terms. With this new feature, updates are now no more than 10 percent of the original package in terms of size. In other terms, Pardus 2009 is the best friend of users with limited internet connectivity, preserving their quota¨.
Its entire management of KDE makes for an uber-fast and stable desktop that is also very easy on the eye and in use.
Hehe. Have you seen the new Exposé functionality?
COOL! Why doesn't Windows have that?
not in snowy. i think we're upgrading after brazil, so i'll look then.
OK, will email you.
am just upgrading x2 existing machines. have no money for new.
You name your OS now? ;)
I suppose that makes sense although there are other ways of keeping up to date.
Most employers will limit users to 500 Mbyte a month here in SA. It is rare for normal users to purchase more than 1GB a month bindle due to the prohibitive cost. So Pardus is absolutely awesome under such circumstances. I have a Netbook plus a 1900 X 1050 monitor which will run dual screen (with the native screen of the netbook) on up to six independent desktops without complaining! You never have to minimize a window - ever!
steve does the naming, i just buy into the dream... or something.
you SO sound like a fanboi. :P
Mr C... Let me introduce you to this thing called Multitasking? ;)
Back to System 6 I say ;)
isn't that illegal?
They've all been named, but only relatively recently has the name been used for marketing. OS X has been Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard and now Snow Leopard.
Ah Multifinder... Where are you now...
Yeah I know, but he called it 'Snowy'!
i'm lazy. this cannot be news to you?
news? It's a tautology!
Mr C is too tall to be Tintin.
Pardus is actually the Latin for Leopard and it was gentle dig at Apple.
it has an application called PiSi (Packages Installed Successfully as Intended). It is the primary tool for installing, upgrading and removing software packages. PiSi stores and handles the dependencies for the various packages, libraries, and COMAR tasks. "Pisi" is a Turkish word meaning "kitty", intended as a pun on the distribution's name.
In case you did not get it its a Turkish distro!
Whats the next one going to be called? Tabby?
System 6? Luxury. All I had was an Apple ][e...
Mr C, there's an email heading your way in a sec
Who can tell, we might one day have OS XI and people will start calling it oh ess sigh.
LPG suggests that they switch to different types of panda.
He knows, I just told him :)
I don't open 35 at a time. I open them one at a time. Then I think I've closed them but I haven't because Macs don't like to close things.
fair point. the close button looks like a quit button, but isn't.
That's because OS X lets you run a program with no windows open. Cmd-Q is your friend here.
It doesn't really matter - I am the same I don't close my apps
Macs sound soooooooo complicated ;)
*some programs. whilst others quit.
True, it closes the Window, not the application (except for iPhoto and iMovie for some strange reason).
i can't win an argument against christine on this one. she's proven that the window management system in osx is fundamentally up the creek, even in software apple write themselves.
as alex proved earlier with the itunes shortcut doing something different.
Hehe. The word is different :)
and the system tools tray... and many others.
The word is SUPERIOR
well you have to get something for your money :)
No, the word is definitely different.
i'm never gonna convert you am i :cry:
The thing is though, when you click on something in OSX I get the impression the computer knows what it is doing, even if i dont, with windows its a bit like you are offering up a prayer sometimes whilst the CPU makes all sorts odd noises as it thinks about the philosophical meaning behind your latest instruction
It's the menu's fault. And it's windows fault. But ultimately it needs to get fixed as more and more windows users come over and get disapointed by the one thing that does work in windows.
You have converted me to appreciate what the Mac does. That is enough. I can't say I'll ever like it, no.
People will deny but they are a little more complicated than say Ubuntu.
but if you want the best OS there is here is the link....
The KDE desktop might take a little time to get used but the guys over at ZDNet Australia had fun convincing people that KDE was the new Windows 7!
I'm not sure that is true, for me it makes perfect sense, but then I'm a UNIX geek, so I know a bit about what's happening behind the scenes.
On a related note, and I am sure I have mentioned this before on here, there's a great article about why Macs have a Cmd (apple) key and a Ctrl key and the issues caused by PCs only having a Ctrl key.
Just wait for Snow Leopard's Exposé. Worth the price of admission in my opinion.
Check out Comment 27 and the response!
Right click and close from the dock
Snow leopard minimises to the dock icon too which is so much better
Is it like the current one? The only bit I find useful is the F11 thing.
Yay, go Gavin!
Oh yes, that was the first thing I switched on :)
The menu is the problem as far as I can tell because the last close box of an application is at the level of the menu. That makes more sense. The problem is that the menu being right at the top is best because we know it means faster access because you can throw the mouse at the top of the screen and it always hits.
So you have a problem. I think Apple should add another button to the 3 buttons. And STOP allowing those 3 buttons to do different things based on context. That is such a non-apple thing it's unreal.
Database Error :(
Good for you Gavin!
Error establishing a database connection
You broke his site?
It's been Sidepodcasted ;)
Do you have a link? does it explain why it is such a weird symbol?
Did he leave a comment on your site? ;)
I agree - I was amazed that the Safari4 beta tried to look like Chrome when it broke the look/feel and the rule that each part of the window should have a defined and consistent purpose.
So, Doctor's verdict:
"It's just viral"
Which I think is GP speak for 'stop being such a Jessie'
No more work till Monday though and a back-up script for anti-biotics if it doesn't clear by the weekend
On a good note: Somerfield have Chocolate & Mint Frijj milkshakes
Works fine for me?
It used to be an Apple, now it's neutral
it's slow, but it'll load.
The symbol story is quite well-known, will look for links.
I was having problems with JA's site yesterday but not today
His new style doesn't give me the full article in iPhone RSS app :(
Did he prescribe you some orange bennidrill?
Take two of these a day and call me in a weeeeeeeek?
Boo for that!!!
and be different colours. in apple's own final cut, they all all grey not red/green/yellow.
Something like that
[Don't try this at home kids]
No but he saw my post and paid me a compliment - and that's all that matters ;)
Isn't the virus thing in Monty Python's Meaning of Life?
Exactly, what's the point?
Suspect it's deliberate to get clicks for his ads
I think there's a reason for that, will investigate.
It was the Salmon Mousse
If I tell him that I can't see his ads anyway do I get my full text feed back?
Me too! i get the full article on google reader on PC, but not GR on android. Its the only site i ave noticed doing that...
right now i can't see his site, his posts or his adverts...
What if I tell him I already have a TAG
[that needs mending]
I really need to write a post on my Nascar idea and link it back to joe's site.
Boo for that too :)
Sorry I haven't slept last night. *goes to sit in a corner*
:lol: too true!
OK - link to the Command story http://macenstein.com/default/2009/03/how-we-got-the-command-symbol/
"It's a viral thing" was what my doc told me earlier this year when I'd spent the best part of a month producing snot from an orifice that wasn't my nose.
No, the Tiger (in Africa).
Wikipedia explains both command symbol and cmd/ctrl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key
You weren't the one who had to decant a sample into a pot...
i may be ill... shhhhh.
Love that bit :D
In other news, when I clapped eyes on the autosprout headline "Lloyd expects very strong debut," my response was to think, "Not if his performance in boot camp was anything to go by..."
I have learnt that living in an area that is trying to single handedly finance expensive baby transport system [i.e. buggy] companies produces rtather swanky GP Surgeries
My one has a laser display board!
You have a surgery for sharks!!!!
Large flat screen & dot matrix display unit
[complaint will be in the post by sundown]
Oh yeah dot matrix that's what they're called ;)
Alex Lloyd, IRL
Good afternoon Sidepodcast chums.
Regarding Kimi to Red Bull rumours: my source (and I cringe saying that phrase) has said it's a load of hogwash created by German publication Bild during a slow news weeks.
Speaking of hogs.... Swine flu isn't much fun. But the tablets they give you (Tamiflu) make you feel twice as worse as well. Oh well, I'm have a much superior immune system to you all this time next week :-D
You know, for someone who was chased down by RBR many months back, you have pretty good sources. ;)
That'll make Amy VERY happy. :D
Suspected as much
[hope the swine thing is over soon]
Cheers for the update. Sorry you're not feeling well.
At least Dank will never get it again. :)
Old King by Neil Young just came onto iTunes. Best song about a dog ever. Only song about a dog?
You aint nothing but a hound dog isn't really about dogs now is it?
Worst bit has gone now. Just completely lethargic and want to sleep all the time.
I don't think drinking a certain energy drink in this state is advisable!
Who let the dogs out?
Was there a song about Ol' Yella?
Bah. And there I was thinking that Jean-Michel Jarre had set up shop there and put on a show.
Oh dear... I am still in fear of getting it, hope you get well soon!
Did not make a huge amount of sense - I am sure Mark Webber would have had something to say being sent to Toro Rosso - which was a give-away that it was rubbish.
Nick, I fear I may be at risk of meeting Guille for drinks on Sat
I'll confirm by Friday, ok?
Shame on you
Naughty step immediately :)
I Wanna Be Your Dog by the Stooges, and
I Want A Dog by, er, Pet Shop Boys
boo. at least the only way is up (for you now).
i'd be tempted
i want to be your dog... iggy pop?
How could we forget:
How much is that doggy in the window!
Sorry. Mrs C makes me watch it.
oh wait, iggy was with the stooges. carry on. nothing to see here.
That's why we have 24hr Live Commenting, silly
Hold on (won't be long).
If I did that, I'd end up writing very rude things about John and Edward.
Dog House Boogie by Seasick Steve
The Cure - Shake Dog Shake
Elastica - Mad Dog
Belly - Slow Dog
And anything by Fido :)
ITV is just a tax system in Spain to me these days
Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
Turns out there were quite a few!
Snoop Dogg likkely has a few too
Diamond Dogs - Bowie
One they didn't get sued by Wire for?
Are we only talking about songs about dogs, cos of course there is 'Hound Dog'
Actually, I think it's more of an M.O.T. thing
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
Great Futureheads cover of that too
Listening to it now... Haven't heard that for a bit
The band Three Dog Night I suppose have the most dogs.
Ok, i might be drinking all afternoon, so dont be suprised if we meet up in the evening and i am half cut!
That's called 'limbering up' in my book
I beg to differ.
Have just cheated and did a search of my library and I think we got most of the ones I have.
Except Dog got a bone by the Beta Band
You've lost your brackets :)
who has the most?
Three E.P.s = superb
im cooking a roast :D
It has become my new name. :p So I forget them
I like your style.
Right, that's me done for the day. Audi-os...
So, I'm hearing the Flashforward is worth watching, yes?
*que bad car manurfacturer based jokes*
Since we're using the term in a different way I shall not divulge such. :D
its a doggy dogg world..
See ya Stuart
[Not doing that one again ;)]
Can we abbreviate to just sarah?
me too, i would say that the Baha men did have the most dogs, but lost them and so wrote "Who let the dogs out"
I saw them live back in the day. While the support band was on there were several Mexican bandits wondering around in the audience handing out free Tequila shots. When it was time for the band to come on the Mexican bandits waded to the front of the crowd vaulted the barriers and clambered onto the stage. Twas the band.
Ah I see.
Is Drugstore's album out yet?
Almost forgot Pavlov's Dog
If you are too young to have heard of them take a listen ... classic stuff
Or not unless you want me to poke you with a big stick.
What about The Bloodhound Gang?
oooh, you may have a point
This is interesting....kinda....but also not
He sounds like Geddy Lee... Which makes me think of the Pavement song Stereo:
what about the voice of geddy lee
how did it get so high?
i wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy?
(i know him and he does!)
and you're my fact-checkin' cuz
eek! no bruises pls!
I know the pub in reading?
and the philosophy
The lead singers name is David Surkamp.
An interesting combo of the 1970's Pavlov's Dog and the film Beowulf
Was that any good, never got to see it?
The YouTube video pretty much summarises it, so no need to see the film.
I prefer my Angelina fix to be unanimated
she looked odd in that film.
Sorry about the Swine Flu. Good to see that you'll be better in a weeeeeeeeeeeeek ;)
Swine flu sucked. It took me 3 weeks to recover cos I got a chest infection too.
Tim Rice once wrote a song called "Window the in Doggy that is Much How"
I was lucky the original sidepodradio was moved cos I woulda missed it due to "swine" flu.
Star Wars fans & Amateur Animators:
Recreate your favourite scene, 15 secs at a time. It'll be stitched together when done
Just got home to discover I'm having pizza for dinner, excellent end to the day :D
Did you see this from this morning?
ok, what am i missing?
"Compare Rosberg's intvw post race and Sam Michael's intvw post stewards hearing."
Link would be nice Ted
Not Gavin, but that is great. Clearly Valencia needs to go but then we all knew that ;)
That confused me as well.
but i've no idea if those are the one's he means?
Sorry if it's been asked but... Do we know if it is Ted yet?
apparently it is, yup.
Just seen it - Brian Lawrence is the stats guy on F1NGers...
I'm on the last level of Meeblings!!!!
[La la la, not listening! ;)]
I finished the first one - haven't started the second yet...
Here is my post looking at whether Rosberg deserved a penalty or not - I think it's obvious he gained an advantage and I'm surprised it wasn't penalised!
tedkravitz Why did Nico not mention the 'Low Fuel' message?
Is the answer:
To get to the other side?
But we know why he wasn't, don't we ;)
I wouldn't be surprised if the FIA accepted that as a response
the man raises a good point.
Because he was playing the 'B' side!
Perhaps the FIA pressed The Button and Nico was given a chorus to sing, hiding the low fuel message?
Now onto Meeblings 2
S'ok, previous responses alluding to unknown phenomena on TV perhaps
I'm eating Venezuelan chocolate :)
My friend is picking grapes in Tuscany that won't be drunk for 12 years!
I seem to be missing something here is there a link that could help explain?
Twitter I expect
It is based on the twitter which seems to refer to an interview?
OK thanks - anyway it is too late now to alter things.
w000t I got TweetDeck working again!
What did you have to do to fix it?
You know how you have a tweetdeck account? Log out of it, start up TweetDeck and tell it that it's the first time using TweetDeck. Add your Twitter account and then log into TweetDeck when asked...
Evening all. So, Kub to Renault is announced at last. Saw that one coming a mile off depending on how much it was talked up.
I have another new stores from Orange's F1 insider (it's all I have to make do with on my computer at work F1 wise!) who says that the rebranded BMW team will be granted the 14th place on the grid after no objections by the other teams.
Evening all. So, Kub to Renault is announced at last. Saw that one coming a mile off depending on how much it was talked up.
I have another new story from Orange's F1 insider (it's all I have to make do with on my computer at work F1 wise!) who says that the rebranded BMW team will be granted the 14th place on the grid after no objections by the other teams.
Damn comment error. Soz.
PF1 nonsense probably
[no disrespect to you Scott]
Williams have already vetoed it.
Are Williams trying to be Ferrari now?
Two teams have objected so I think they are rather finished as the risk to develop a car without a grid slot is very high - Thank you BMW!
I made a roast!!!
They're quite anti lately. Some of it for good reason though
Ooh, #F1 Hero sounds interesting. Well, no question for me: Senna
For me the guy was a genius, if not a controversial one at times. He not only had a god-given talent behind the wheel, but he was also very philosophical and intuitive off the track. Some of his quotes I feel can be applied to life in general as well as racing. He always seemed so "to himself" at times but he had a fun side to his persona. Once he was behind the wheel it was all business. He had his dark moments against Prost and the like but they all add to his legacy. Plus, my dad regards him very highly as well.
OK, done and done. Next!
I made a roast with a mate at Uni. Used Blue food colouring for the Yorkshire puds. No one stole the milk that week :D
So far they seemed to have disagreed on each and every issue that has been discussed. I can see them getting kicked out of FOTA.
The Schumacher thiny was deff a good veto, i think there should only be 13 teams because 14 is just too crowded, they have issues as it is
Quad Bike is reason enough!
If your Dad says so then you've convinced me ;)
It's not Williams' place to say it, but they are right...
LOL, since when did you start making decisions based on what my dad thinks :D
I can just imagine how angry Peter Sauber must be - he sold his team and dream so that it would be properly look after (especially the employees). I cannot see how they can make the grid next year.
They have concerns over the ownership, why shouldn't they say it?
No one speaks up anymore, I say Bravo!
#F1 hero? Oh I do read the daily posts, honest.
For me, not Glocky, not Liuzzi, not even Rob Bell (yeah, i know he hasn't been in F1, but its just to progress the comment). My #F1 here is the one and only, Luciano Burti. He's showed that crash prone people can still make it into F1.
In that case PK junior should be as well!
Coming from Williams, who have done some very dodgy deals, it's Pot-Kettle-Black time!
Don't forget Ide :)
Well, as bad as they were, they weren't as influencial as Burti.
Martin has also indicated concerns about the shadowy ownership of the team. I have just accepted that my team is history. I do not blame other teams for expressing concerns. I do blame BMW who were only interested in selling with minimum loss - absolutely no integrity. I would rather buy a Renault than a BMW.
ahem! Did Burti get his superlicence revoked? no, didnt think so ;)
They have a slot, Quad Bike don't. Hard cheese
The villian is BMW for selling their staff out
I'm intrested in what happens with the FA and Notts County tomorrow, that should shed some light.
oh I think Williams did not want the competition - that is as clear as daylight. They also want unfair advantage next year what with the KERS etc.
Why would it be unfair, let everyone have KERS. They've put enough money into it. Start putting it to good use
I though PK rather rewrote a chapter in the history of F1. No Flav no Pat!
you've got a point...not sure that makes him quite hero material yet though ;)
Williams is clearly wanting to run KERS and everyone else to agree not to under the FOTA. I am confident they will simply make an excuse to leave FOTA and then will run their KERS come 2010.
I see little point being in FOTA anymore, apart from a unity thing. They will still be in the OTWG and other such pointless bodys, so not sure they care
Banishing Briatore in a strange way gives him a certain tarnished hero status. I share intense Joe's dislike for Flav.
Then everyone else will follow
Just like Double Diffusers
We agree hence my boycott of their products (well I cannot afford them any way)
Are caps and shirts involved in this boycott?
i wonder if we will see the stewards reconsidering the rosberg non-penalty at the next race?
Except the KERS has a major influence in the entire design of the car - especially that larger fuel tanks need to be used. I am sure Williams are designing with KERS, hence their veto of the disk pad thickness etc.
There needs to be an appeal first, surely?
buying new ones yes, unless they say Sauber as well in which case its worker solidarity.
And no need as long as Brawn get their 1/2 point
I'll cover the BMW bit.
Is it not too late to appeal - probably best to simply drop the topic.
Better still I will produce patches to cover the BMW bits!
Known as undoING the logo ;)
Not only was Brawn affected so was Nick Heidfeld who still seems to have no prospects for a bucket next year.
It wasnt at the begining of the season...
I never liked BMW anyway. if bmwdriver, then jerk!
What incident were you referring to?
Would anyone notice if he were there?
Apart from amusing GridWalk quotes
so you are telling me Nick is jerk - I am mightily upset as I supported him since he was with Prost.
the stewards flying to malaysia to review hamiltons testimony at the next race.
I belive a key bit of evidence then was ain interview with ted which started it all off.
Looking at Nico's onboard should cleer it all up
nope. speedtv. but you're right about the rest.
stewards were also reconvened in china '07 to look at eveidence of lewis driving in dangerously at the previous event (fuji). it can be done.
I'm joking :). DIdn't mean to offend.
It just seems that over here in the states every bmw driver drives like a jerk. My boss used to drive an M3, and I gave him no end of good natured ribbing about it :)
At Silverston last year in the rain he pulled off two two double overtakes which include both Alonso and Kimi. Just remember when Kimi, Felipe and Mark were team mates Nick scored more points per race than any of them.
I thought they asked the bbc for their footage?
I am as sensitive on Nick as Amy is on Kovy - what other driver has had 56 races without an accident? Silly Sutil!
the original interview was with speed tv. it's possible that the bbc had additional footage, but it wasn't the catalyst.
It is not only there, here too.
Yes, but the teams cannot complain now, but the FIA could investigate and the penalise.
Why not? I thought he results aren't confirmed and locked until the end of the season?
For the FIA to change yes- but for a team to put an objection in I think it has to be over the race weekend.
the teams have to complain within a certain time window and then they have to be personally involved (McLaren hadn't had the right to complain about the too cold fuel) and then ... ah who cares. Good night :)
Good Night Kathi - I feel similarly who cares.
possibly, i dont think their are any firm rules. The ruling suited FIA so i doubt they will have the slightest inclination to change it
Anyone a fan of Dog Judo?
aww, night kathi. you are absolutely correct though. sleep well.
yes there are.
See ya Kathi
That the FIA can choose to apply at will
There are straightforward sporting regulations?
Firm. No one said straight forward
Someone posted a link to a blogsafe F1 photo site last night and I had a look at it. It seems to have embedded something in my doohickey. When I scroll up the page a strip of photos appears then disappears. Very odd.
and max knows about this?!
in this case they are absolute. i cannot be bothered to go look for you. but everybody here is capable of reading and everyone here knows where the fia's website can be found. just saying.
FIA is just one (of a lot) of sites that simply will not open here (Autosport is another which is a pain). I have always wanted the data that Gavin uses for his blog.
can you get on dropio. i can post the docs there?
drop.io is slow but accessible, anything involving Yahoo simply times out, but Google is strangely fast including iTunes - been like this for about 18 months.
It would be great to put that data up for a sort of community analysis but Gavin does such a great job though with his postings. Thanks.
Protests against any error or irregularity occurring
during a competition, referring to the non-compliance of
vehicles with the regulations and concerning the
classification established at the end of the event shall,
except in circumstances which the stewards of the meeting
consider as physically impossible be made within thirty
minutes of the official publication of the results.
There is some wiggle room there, not a great deal, but you could argue new evidence had come to light...
They must however, under
pain of forfeiture of their right to appeal, notify the stewards of the
meeting in writing within one hour of the publication of the
decision of their intention to appeal.
Looks like they cannot appeal though...
Thanks - You are all most welcome to use my stats and stuff, just as long as you link back to me somehow ;)
Fantastic - I am a happy bunny!
that's the one.
That's regarding non-compliant vehicles, not actions
interesting. is there more on actions?
Reading again, it seems to be regarding protests of many infringements
I think it's about classification protests in general
"Protests against any error or irregularity occurring
during a competition, [or] referring to the non-compliance of
vehicles with the regulations and concerning the
classification established at the end of the event"
ok, that confirms what we thought. is there a ruling on under what circumstances the fia can reconvene stewards?
am just reading through gp+ to see if there's anything it re:lewis in melbourne.
I dont think it is...
Chapter XII is where i got the information from, it begins...
a) A protest against the entry of a competitor or driver, or
against the length of the course must be lodged, at the
latest, two hours after the closing time for the official
scrutineering of the vehicles.
My retraction this time :)
For the record, Peach & Raspberry Soothers FTW!
[Other lozenges are available]
other than new evidence coming to light... i guess its done on a whim?
so i have learnt from gp+ that the lewis incident isn't comparable, because toyota did complain via the clerk of the course.
hey lou. how are ya?
Can someone who's got a copy of F1 Racing DM me Bradley Lords email.
Why am I saying ahoy hoy a lot these days. Anyways, I see your driving went well.
Didnt Brawn? I imagine they must have done for them to have been at the hearing?
I was chatting to a young professional photographer the other day about getting into Motorsport snappery
He pretty much echo'd the thoughts here. Getting yourself down to the tracks and building a potfolio
you know what, i might just sit and wait for ted to figure it out :)
i'm feeling much better than i have all week, i've been all over the place, a total mess is probably the best way of putting it. however i've just had a driving lesson in this weather (tis very heavily raining and pitch black) and although it was hard it's cheered me up a little. plus i'm now editing photos from Saturday while drinking diet coke. all seems to be well atm :) how are you mr c? did/is the move going well?
very good. just off to do more sidepodcoding. new stuff later this week.
Its much easier that way :P
Go Ted :D
Thats a good way to do things.
If you can't solve it, leave it to Ted. ™
yeah no crashing (thank god!) although i was a little more cautious than normal. my instructor was really proud of me though, i didn't panic :D
Woop, new stuff!
i think it's important to recognise one's limits. we're good at naming songs with the word dog in them.
You could start here perhaps
editorial at f1racing co uk
ooo yay! thank you :) good job i only live 30mins from Brands Hatch then :) hopefully i'll have finished going through my photos from Saturday by the end of the evening so you can all have a look and tell me what you think.
ooo yay :) i'll look out for it :)
You will find driving is a great way to clear your head Lou. You have to really concentrate on it so all the things that are bugging you just drift away.
Exciting :D see ya later
On the inside it says his actual (which is clearly re-directed email) i believe? I am likely to be wrong though
it's really helped. i went out feeling all stressed and low and everything, and have come back very calm and happy. :)
One last thing, whilst I was reading Chapter XI on Penalties I noticed this part in section 152 "As well as this and independently of the prescriptions of the following Articles, the FIA may, upon the proposal and report of the FIA observer or the joint report of the two international stewards of the meeting designated by the FIA, directly inflict a penalty which will take the place of any penalty which the stewards of the meeting may have pronounced on any one of the above-mentioned parties. In this case, the ASN concerned cannot refuse to appeal to the International Court of Appeal on behalf of the party concerned." It seems like their get-out clause if the FIA want to impose a greater penalty after the event
If there is something I need to think about the first thing I do is go for a drive to clear my head. Works like magic.
Oh, and hello all, glad lou is having a better day. I got soaked on the way home so I'm now in my pyjamas & full of good food so I'm much happier than I was about an hour ago :)
Agreed, driving is good for that
i can't wait till i have passed my test now. i think this week of all weeks i've needed to clear my head. plus it's given me a bit of confidence with driving in both the rain and darkness, so hopefully when i'm on my own it wont be as bad.
oooh Lou! just had a thought, if you want to try even more complicated photography....Britcar Night Race, 7th November. Tenner to get in.
We're trying to get a crowd together to come down, night races are amaaaazing
not in this part of the world it isnt!
I cant belive people are allowed to just park on the road in this country, the streets and roads are so narrow!
Makes me want to buy a hummer and clear a path for everyone else!
If anyones interested, quiz starts soon over at Pitlane Fanatic.
and when i say Night races, i mean proper night races, not those poxy ones that are under lights
It's a good distraction. It lets your mind work on the problem in the background whilst you concentrate on the driving. I can't drive now, I didn't get a car once I passsed my test, but I find a long walk with a good podcast to listen to has the same effect.
On my way
wow i'd never thought about doing anything like night races... that would be cool. where is it at Brands?
I wonder if they allow flash? If not, I'm sure you could get some good atmospheric shots!
Glowing brakes are always a winner.
cool! i'll have to see what i'm doing in a months time (i really don't plan a month in advance. but i'll write it in my calender and if nothing pops up and i'm free i'll certainly pop up to Brands Hatch :)
Jon, are you leaning on your keyboard? ;)
it's brilliant for shots, especially it being brands, meaning you can get close to the cars
you can get pics of glowing brakes during the day too :) but during the night that would be great.
Good practice if you can master it too
I presume you have a tripod
Flash will probably be useless during the actual race. Flash ranges arent' that great.
Quiz just starting at http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/chat.php
haha yes :) i'd like a monopod too.. just cause they are easier to carry around :)
how about a gorillapod?
i have a tiny gorrillapod for my small digi camera which is useful, not sure a gorrillapod is 100% useful for motorsports photography though :D
Lou, what kind of camera (and lens) are you going to be using?
Night racing must be really difficult to take pics of - low light and fast moving...?
depends but i mostly use my Nikon D70s with my sigma 70-300mm lens.
Maybe he means this? http://www.quad-pods.com/Quad_Pod_All_in_One.html
Awesome. How fast is the lens? We have a a Sigma 50-150, f2.8
I'd be interested in anything you came up with, I'd like to try racing photography sometime, too.
oh no! i was just trying to be a smartarse... :P
But i hear the best pods are ipods ;)
here's a link to the details of the lens :)
:) i'll post a link in the comments/ twitter when i've uploaded my first attempt (be aware they could be awful! :) )
Bye Bassano, enjoy House, watched the first one of the new series last night, looks good
bah, don't worry. I'm nowhere near any good. I've taken thousands of pictures with our 30d, and only a few of them don't stink :)
We all know how fab your photos turn out to be, so no need to worry :)
Oops, sorry for the incorrect thread
er... Mr C, every time i scroll up on doohickey i see this tis a little odd.
yeah. steven said the same. can't explain that one at all.
i had that yesterday, it went away after the first time
ah okay :) glad i'm not alone.
I managed to catch it and click on the arrow which reduced it to just an arrow in the left margin.
Mine survived the computer being switched off overnight.
This weeks quiz is evil. The first round is all about the rules and I know nothing
I'm doing well in achieveing my target of 0
An interesting mix of fiendisly impossible and quite simple questions.
You should apply to be a steward
ah nuts, I got home just in time for the start and I forgot
Only on my course do you get set assignments where you have to find the track licence numbers for each track in the UK!
They knocked me back because I could find my butt with both hands
We are only at Q9. You have plenty time to catch up
I'm a bit gutted because a singer/songwriter I really like has decided to call it a day. He's from Jon's home town.
Actually he might not be, I might be confused
I had it on lclt earlier, I refreshed and it went away.
I am now confused as to where i come from
I mixed up Maldon and Malvern because they sound the same.
are you getting Malvern and Maldon confused?
I also had it yesterday, but gone today.
thought as much ;)
I just saw the host is our friend... I'll leave it.
That's like train spotting!
Is that him? Didn't know
Remember the RG as a host promise, all questions from 2000+ *does cheesy commercial-esque smile*
I support this quiz
Only problem is that I had myself put into suspended animation through the schumi years
And remember all questions are Schumacher free (both Michael and Ralf) *thumbs up*
Thats ok, Ralf never existed really. he only existed in the imagination of EJ.
But that's my stock guess!!!
Stevens patience has finally gone in the quiz :D
Just posted a driving music playlist in the comments of a competition run by Turn 10 for Forza 3 and look at what everyone gets just for posting :D
just moving your comment to daily steven.
Ooooh, thats a mighty fine car.
Who's the host/question maker?
Just quit the quiz because it was incredibly stupid. The questions seemed to be written by someone who had read a book on the sport and 10 spot the differences is beyond stupid.
He who shall not be named.
The good friend of this site.
It's a DTM Audi A4 in a Zune HD paintjob. The car's already in the game, but this one's got the special livery of course.
There is no point to answering inane questions that require you to list everyone who got a fastest lap last season.
Hmmm, can you link me to it and i'll find out for myself? ;)
I do like it, some nice bright colours
Could be worse, you could be playing Who won a race with facial hair!
I was watching your annoyed comments quetsion by question. You lasted 2 questions longer than I expected, so kudos to you :P
Someone who is not highly regarded round here
Ahh, that I can answer. Nic.. oh, not yet.
hahaha, thats amusing
But that quiz is funny!
No, the other one who shall not be named.
We need new cover up names for people.
In my head i find it amusing that someones probably tried to tell me who it was, but got moderated for mensioning his name ;)
It is driving me nuts
The Questionable One
ahh. you should see the stuff that ends up in there. he has the intelligence of a 5 year old.
Can I have a list of PF questions, just for a laugh?
Really! That explains a lot of the questions!
I don't like to be mean but... the spot the difference was, ironically, questionable.
We should move the conversation on, after all, it is in the unmentionable list
to be fair, and i shall leave it there, if he really does, given his actual age, it's not that funny
Stunning. Gavin and I have 'known' one of the sources of data referenced there, Brian Lawrence, for several years. The man is a legend.
I love that some people still have half points, that race feels like aloooong time ago
Name all the drivers who got pole last year
Name all the drivers who won races last year
Name all the drivers who got fastest laps last year
Name all the flags that marshals show etc etc
I am watching old clips from "Tomorrow's World" - funny and interesting at the same time!
I like the idea of half points in a season, even if it wasn't an ideal situation.
The marshalls one isnt a stupid question, the others arent either but the answers are way too long
to a point yes. however, laws have been created to protect people from the likes of him. ideally we wouldn't wish to invoke them, but i suspect that if things continue we may have too.
To be honest you need to be doing the quiz from the start to really get the idea but lets just leave it at that and move on...
i do know what you mean, have been watching, some are a bit silly
Name all the drivers to have been disqualified from a formula 1 race...
...actually, that one might be next week
Hmm. That doesn't sound very fun!
Question 25 = Made my day
It gets worse he wants agest to the number of days! days!
There are sensible answers to them but one after another after another where you have to write lists does not make for a fun evening. The questions are at a level where someone who knew nothing of the sport could compose them. Anyone with a book or wikipedia could come up with the questions in seconds.
Who can honestly remember who all got fastest laps last season?
I am sure I named all the flags but it is a dull question
Its over... how i didnt die i so do not know
Hi everyone. Advice to all - when your car is 37 years old it may break down more often than you'd like it to.
I've just spent half the evening in the company of the RAC thanks to the Beetle deciding that the battery is something it doesn't want to charge. :(
I'm a big fan of this site : http://www.footballfilter.com/ (warning, features football). But it would be awesome if there was something like that for F1. Would make life much easier for all I'd reckon. Just a general thought out loud.
I have had similar problems a few times in cars a fraction of that age
Ooooh. Like it!
PF had a worse guest host before now. It's stressful leaving it in other people's hands.
[am not here, comfort break]
we are your comfort break?!
Someone posted the link below earlier and I only just got round to checking it out. It proves that whn Max and co say that there has never been lots of overtaking in F1 they are talking rubbish. It is also worth remembering that in 1983 and before people complained about the lack of overtaking compared to previous decades.
and now because of that I know Cristiano Ronaldo loves to plays bingo outside of football. My mind is suddenly confuzzled.
running a website is hard, hard work.
That's 50% heart warming, 50% worrying.
No, popped to the loo and then came in to the study to turn Tweetdeck's ping off. The PF Quiz thing made me chuckle
by request, we've removed 18 or so comments from todays daily thread, relating to an accusation leveled this morning about registration of brand names online.
we don't wish to get into a debate about it, nor do we care who's right or who's wrong, we only request that no more is said on the subject here please.
kind regards, your embattled servants.
There was more overtaking but I wouldn't say there was a lot in 1983 to be honest. Is twice as much overtaking sufficient improvement?
Would it be too depressing to have this as one of the slogans?!? :)
Sidepodcast - It's really really hard work
But the cakes are nice!
that sums it up nicely.
how about: sidepodcast - remember when it was fun?
Sidepodcast - #f1 nostalgia
Sidepodcast - #f1 happy place
sidepodcast - when i wer a youn' lad, we 'ad fun round these parts.
sidepodcast: we all ♥ mr and mrs c
I guess that is the problem when you get popular. You attract problems
Good call. Jackie will thank you for that and I agree entirely.
Sidepodcast - I remember when it was all fields
aww. don't worry, just a bad week. to cheer us up, my favourite tweet of the night:
you raise a good point. we were doing quite well keeping under the radar for a while.
Is the second one Derek Ongaro by any chance?
Seconded - shush Goldilocks!
oh, I gave it to my friend as a present. I thought it was a bowling ball.
I'm surprised Nico's Helmet hasn't got itself it's own twitter account yet
ooh. please tell me you have time for a fake rosberg twitter :D
He already has half the grid doesn't he? :D
Can imagine it's off learning how to samba with some local girls
So there was someone after him and before the current lot that I have forgotten
His name is Dave/David Pierre. I may have got his title slightly wrong, but thats what he said
This one rocks too: http://twitter.com/GrandPrixDiary/status/4692299463
Does anyone remember when Stephen Hendry lost his snooker cue, the one he couldn't play without? Oh how I laughed. Sadly it was returned to him.
Never heard of him or don;t remember him.
Sounds like you have so lecturers with serious experience though and no doubt a stack of contacts you can make use of.
what does christine... on the internet say a lot?
You get famous and someone steals your catchphrase. While she was Christine from sidepodcast that never happened.
Is that Sidepodcast chick better than woman on podcast?
Do you think he's heard Felipe Baby yet ;)
:D I concur...
Perhaps we should write a sisepodsong...
As Lukeh would say
Mind = blown
Hi RCC. How's things?
Nick! IT WAS WORTH THE PAIN!
Chick??? That's rrrrubbish! ;)
do you have feathers?
oh wait that was lola.
At least it wasn't bird
Was it? :P
or just woman!
have you tweeted him? :P
For the record: I don't think I've ever heard 'chick' used in a derogatory way. It's purely flattering
Just link him to Felipe Baby
Sit back and laugh
I have - but he wasn't derogatory at all.
and he wonders why he's single?
We have tweeted before, yes.
I am not offended. Although I do have a name and it's not like he was running short of characters.
Though in my defence, I believe it was your wife who said to you:
How are YOU not single?
No probs buddy
Don't tell me you're not all thinking it, though.
He's lucky he can code like a demon ;)
I read code as cook and got very very very confused
Aww, I [hearts] him really
talking of which. 2 hours late, i'm a going in.
I can confirm his cooking definitely isn't heavenly, so that could be true as well.
I seem to have arrived at an interesting moment :)
Alan Baldwin has been speaking to Ken at USF1... s'all good y'all http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKL75054620091007?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=11564
Not even his Red Bull muffins?
Without the Grosjean hair, of course
(whistles innocently) who us? Never.
Mr C is officially addicted to the doohickey, so if you see him around this evening, tell him to get on with the homepage.
Has he tried cooking anything for you outside of live broadcasts?
DId i read earlier that the homepage will be readdy later this week? Exciting times! :D
Did you mean to link to page 2? ;)
I think we already know the answer to that one.
Shhh, he might respond
Essentially it would appear that this fellow is saying that in his opinion you, Christine, have the coolest accent evah!
Um, no. Sometimes he grates cheese.
Not the homepage. Just new stuff.
We don't want to go over the whole plastic pizza incident again ;)
nope. new playground stuff though... hopefully.
Though why there needs to be a page 2 astounds me. Twice the adverts?
I thought it would expediate thingss :P
Why do they need 2 pages on the web!
i forgot that.
just cheese or does he manage to include parts of his fingers too?
Goodness me, twitter fan base.
That chick does have a cool voice tho...
Ah cool, cant wait!
Without grating his fingers?
Hehehe. I like your way of saying it :)
Aww look, Mr C is sending Christine kisses. :)
Does this make you "that chick Christine....on the internet"?
*key nacho skiils ;)
Alex is bilingual
I suppose it does. Longest nickname ever?
hehe aww,bye mr c
This != Christine
they were meant to be kisses. not asterisks.
yo yo yo
MC Giggles warming up for another rap?
of course ;)
Right, I have to go now too. If anyone sees Mr C round these parts, please shoo him away.
And back to the second half of House
Great opening Ep
bye Christine! :) will do ;)
Reet, bed pour moi. Ce soir est nul. Au revoir. (whatever lotsa love is in french as well)
Why would he be here, he's working on the home page, right?
According to the urban dictionary:
"The nicest way to refer to any female. Used respectfully like this in Australia. A completely non-derrogatory comment, that in general (most chick's I've talked to) is non-offensive to women and better than most alternative's."
And it also points out this handy safety advice:
"Don't call chicks broads."
What if a mysterious new commenter, let's call him Mr B starts posting?
I rest my case
we are 10 minutes off a 3 hour MWM....Mr C would explode/fall asleep
See ya later guys!
Is Steven around?
Ah Gavin, Just the man, I sent you a message on Twitter .. sorry
a round what?
Thank you for the message :)
Glad you liked it. erm... :)
How many times have they told you how awesome they all are, and is joe on the show?
what's a MWM?
not yet....but theres still time
Midweek Motorsport. Radio le mans
Well they are awesome!
Hello all :)
If I'm still here at midnight make me go to bed! Not sure there's much risk of that though. I'm zonked.
No problem - as I said on twitter, no harm, no foul.
He was only inveited to come on some time in the future a couple of days ago so I doubt he will be on this week
Mid week motorsport. Its a talkshow/podcast by radio Le mans.
It does cover quite a lot of sports, but they are quite abrasive and arrogant in my opinion. that ridiculous post on Ted and the bbc coverage was the last straw for me.
Commenting here is like being a babysitter. We have to shoo Mr C if he appears and now we have to send you to bed.
Evening! You have 63 mins! :P
I disagree - they are opinionated but I like their banter. You can't have everyone agree with you...
A new job for Mr C - we need somewhere to jot these tasks down
Hehehe you love it. I've had a mega day at work today and I've got a longer one tomorrow if that's even possible :(
Waddaya mean? Don't you agree with me?
Mr C is busy with the homepage! He has mental space for no more tasks :P
Depends on the topic!
That's what the wiki is for. We need a wiki page with alarms on it that trigger whn people are supposed to eat or sleep
Right - really must sleep now - see you later guys ;)
It's the proximity trigger for Mr C that needs some work
He keeps popping and and Christine pops in after him to chase him out. You would never believe they are in the same room
Hehe, i get that, i just like other opinions to be allowed. They certainly know there stuff, its just the possibility they might be wrong about something hasn't occurred to them.
Shoo, go to sleep. (See can't keep up with all these tasks)
That could be trickier.
see ya :)
Haha. Is the new homepage imminent?
At the current rate of progress? ;)
Hard to say
aparently not, but there might be a few more swingsets in the playground this week :D
It's a race between it and USF1 building a car
swingsets .. I have missed a lot
that was more of a metaphore ;)
Naughty step for you
Everytime I read that, I'm seeing twinsets. I was very VERY confused.
I'm gonna head off I think... night everyone, thanks for the lovely comments with the guest post too today :) really appreciate it. Night!!
night Lukeh :)
They have found security footage of nico's helmet going missing!
They really really haven't. Danica / AGR pulled the same thing once to announce a sponsor.
except with that it was her race car!
The poor guy has lost his helmet! HIS HELMET!
The only thing is, that is not a helmet case. All the drivers I have seen use some sort of plus-sized helmet softshell or hardshell. Add to that, the thing seemed a bit too heavy.
I call shenanigans! Shenanigans!!!!
It was a stupid helmet anyways. Plus he must have dozens of spares. If he damages one on a racing weekend, there's no way he has to sit it out because it was his only one.
He probably just wants to come out with an awesome new design and get some attention for it.
It got hism all the way to 4th place 4TH! Its clearly Lucky!!!
ok..... i cant keep it up :P
Are you shooting for a PR job?
Making Nico look good is always going to be a hard sell.
I learned all i know from the ING man on sidepodradio ;)
How convenient. What are they going to find next? A hostage message?
With any luck this will be outed asap. Anyone contacted The Register yet?
Evening good sir
I have to say this Nico thing is just a bit crap eh?
Did anyone else apart from Kubica get confirmed today?
Joe has been speaking to USF1, looks like they have been on a bit of a PR offensive today to dispell the rumous they wont be ready.
Manor have released some stuff as well, looks like the mysterious Campos BETA are the only ones we dont know much about...
I've not been able to make my papier mache :(
It's making me really sad.
Will they release a picture of someone else's car? ;)
You have 25 mins now :P
Hahahaha only if you make one too ;)
I would do, but i dont have the equipment!
but i can guide you though the steps!
Gutyed i was looking forward to seeing it!
See it you shall. Just going to have to wait!
When will the big day be?
I'm not sure. Maybe Sunday?
Im going to miss it!
But live stream?
Hahaha that really hadn't occured to me. I doubt my sister would agree! I could hide the camera I guess.
Hehe, no need to get that drastic!
Maybe she could hold it like MrC does? ;)
I've reached one of those odd moments in life...
I'm explaining to my girlfriend who Mr C is....
Oh noes, it's nearly bed time. Why am I suddenly not tired?
Alison, I found an iTunes alternative for you
No podcasts though, for that you'll have to try Juice
At least you don't have yo explain why you've been on the internet with an Orange Drill!
"So theres this guy, who i've never met, and no-body knows his name....."
Hehehe what does she think ;)
Ooooh I might give that a try
Well.....We're still together, and i think thats all that matters ;)
That bad eh?
haha no, i'm not sure she cares really, but she asked so i told :)
Shoulda just pointed her towards his page on the wiki
All we know, is that he's called me :)
Suzuka killed my bandwidth and i'm not happy about it
haha, my favourite page is Christines, tis genius
I'm with Amy on this one.... I'd fear stalking.
What were you doing, watching it online?
iplayering it online
Haven't seen that in aaaaages, I'd forgotten :lol: :lol:
it makes me smile every time
:D :D I need to do one of those ;)
Link it to here
"Before you do anything, you must add yourself to the Listener Map!"
I have a location on there... like a broken watch its right at least twice a
I know about that one, I guess we'll let you get away with it
[Heads back to the new Daily]