Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Pinky?

Credit: Lukeh

Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Pinky?

Good morning, afternoon and evening whatever time of the day it may be and hello from another Friday. I still can't believe it's April but we're getting ready for the second race of the 2011 Formula 1 season with Sepang hosting the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Can you believe the track has technically been in Formula 1 for 3 decades now? It still feels like a new race to me! If you kindly point yourselves towards the Race Information thread Christine has compiled all the info you need to make sure you're all swotted up on this weekend's race. Remember, Free Practise 1 and 2 take place in the early hours of today so if you want to silly o'clock it up, then we'll be here commenting as ever. Onwards to the links!

Paddock News

Well I blame Mr Motivator for the flexing - He's had enough. His quiff has snapped and he's unleashing his red bull fury. Christian Horner has told his rivals to just STOP. - no, it is not hammer time, and yes, that grolsch is now ready. But he is saying stop because he's a bit fed up of his rivals saying the front wing of the Red Bull is still flexing. So what, it like's to exercise right? Maybe the other cars are just plain lazy. That's definitely it.

Back in Brack...ley - Those lovely, lovely people in Brackley that were formerly known as Honda and Brawn have decided to give HRT a bit of a helping hand by giving them access to one of the spare wind tunnels the team has which is nice of them. Joe says that HRT are hoping for a better weekend than Australia with is like saying I hope this teapot will not melt now it is not made of chocolate. In all fairness though, I thought HRT did alright considering the mess they turned up in and Liuzzi did his best to get the most out of car totally not ready. Surely the only way is up, right?

Elsewhere...

Jenson and Lewis, Dressed to Impress I Guess - Finally, the Hugo Boss competition to create a funky little race suit for various Grand Prix around the world has launched in the UK and you can get the chance to win a really awesome trip to Silverstone for the race and paddock access and a hotel and everything! Awesome! Of course Lou did come 3rd a few years ago in Jenson's helmet competition for Silverstone... perhaps this is an omen... also I should say there are various races the competition applies to but this is in regards to the British Grand Prix competition launching yesterday. Woo!

He didn't see Pele, he was having a go at NASCAR - Kimi-mania is running wild in NASCAR now as he's actually gone and done those tests for Kyle Busch Motorsports in preperation for his five race debut coming later this year. I still find the idea of Kimi in NASCAR absolutely mental, it just seems very random to me but fair play to the Iciest of all Ice Men for finding more icing to go on his already icy cake of his that he probably bought from Iceland.

Bathurst has never looked so highly defined! - The genius that is Mr C found this excellent little video yesterday of Jenson's lap around Bathurst that was so highly publicised last week filmed with an onboard HD camera and my word does it look lovely. And it's only a diddy little camera too! Even more amusing was Janna's discovery for Mr C that can come in perfectly for future Sidepodparties...

Well you could press Ctrl+S but... that's so Windows... - Thought this was an interesting little discussion about the save icon we're all so used to of a floppy disk. It's never really occured to me before I read this but now I can't help but wonder... why is it still such an out dated piece of technology? I mean, I know it's just an icon but I suppose it really does show how iconic something can be with making us know what it means. Whenever I see a floppy disk icon it automatically stands out as how to save something for me, on computers, games, whatever. Interesting little train of thought though.

And Finally

Perhaps Roadie #42 is the real answer to Life, the Universe and Everything - Over the past few months I've kept an eye on the updates from Coldplay's Roadie #42 and I thought I'd post the update that he so kindly provided this week on the progress of Coldplay's album scheduled to be released later this year. I love little updates like this with bands just giving a greater deal of what's happening and the big picture (did someone say Big Picture?) of their album work. Plus I like Coldplay, and so does David Tennant, so they're cool no matter what anyone says!

Well I'm done for the day chaps and chapettes, but hurrah for another F1 weekend! I'm also gonna work on my latest Forza 3 creation and hopefully get back to you all soon. To end this week I thought I'd go for something summery and just something to chill out to and well, it still links to F1 as if you've played F1 2010 you'll have definitely heard the Unkle mix of F.E.A.R by Ian Brown so here it is again, just such a fantastic little tune. Hope you all enjoy the F1 and have another lovely day of sunshine and summer-approaching gloriousness!

547 responses

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 23:11

    g'mornin new daily post.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 23:17

    "Finally, the Hugo Boss competition to create a funky little race suit for various Grand Prix around the world has launched in the UK "

    i love it when you choose jenson!!

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 23:24

    Hi Friday.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 23:25

    I'm going to get an early night because I've been up late often recently and if I'm catching some of FP2 I need to wake up early. Also I'm cold and my bed is warm. Night..

    oh, game players please don't forget:

    http://toomuchracing.com/2011/04/05/tmr-game-2011-week-11/

  • Sidepodcast Update07/04/2011 at 23:45
  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:08

    @beaks_the_twitt: morning all. practice day at project KL. team HK / Smith not driving until P2, hope the rookie doesn't 'do a chandook'...

    points for lotus :)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 00:10

    @beaks_the_twitt: morning all. practice day at project KL. team HK / Smith not driving until P2, hope the rookie doesn't 'do a chandook'...

    Which rookie? Razia?

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:13

    Which rookie? Razia?

    valsecchi.

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 00:13

    Morning :)

    I'm so confuzzled. I was fast asleep but Nick woke me up....

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 00:14

    valsecchi.

    Valsecchi? I thought was the third driver?

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 00:15

    I'm so confuzzled. I was fast asleep but Nick woke me up....

    Why did he do that?

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:16

    Valsecchi? I thought was the third driver?

    dunno, mike tweeted it a couple of weeks ago: https://twitter.com/#!/MikeGascoyne/status/50732634195755008

    Karun Chandhok to drive here for us in P1. Davide Valsecchi will make his debut in F1 in P1 in Malaysia

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 00:18

    Karun Chandhok to drive here for us in P1. Davide Valsecchi will make his debut in F1 in P1 in Malaysia

    Chandhok is the reserve

    Razia is the third driver

    Valsecchi is a test driver.

    I wonder if they are planning on giving all of their 5 a side team a drive this season

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:19

    I wonder if they are planning on giving all of their 5 a side team a drive this season

    :)

    could well be. can't think with such limited running that's a very good idea mind you.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 00:21

    could well be. can't think with such limited running that's a very good idea mind you.

    Doesn't seem a lot of point to it. I can only assume that the drivers are being given a couple of runs in return for sponsorship money.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:30

    Doesn't seem a lot of point to it. I can only assume that the drivers are being given a couple of runs in return for sponsorship money.

    i guess so, but we know karun doesn't have much of that.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 00:32

    i guess so, but we know karun doesn't have much of that.

    I guess they hope that with the Indian GP coming up that Indian companies will get interested in F1 and Chandhok is in the ideal position to pick up some sponsorship

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 00:41

    Hola, everyone.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:41

    Hola, everyone.

    hey chap, what's new?

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 00:43

    hey chap, what's new?

    Mr. C! And a good day to you, sir! I am looking for a shirt that will sport SPC for my 5K and 10K runs to represent.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 00:44

    Mr. C! And a good day to you, sir! I am looking for a shirt that will sport SPC for my 5K and 10K runs to represent.

    the world has gone running mad :)

    when are the dates?

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 00:45

    when are the dates?

    Not real sure, there's some on my radar screen. Still recuperating for the Marco Island Half Marathon. I'll be back in a couple of weeks

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:02

    is anyone going to hang around for FP1?

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:04

    is anyone going to hang around for FP1?

    yup, should do. yourself?

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:05

    is anyone going to hang around for FP1?

    I am going to try, but I need to be up at 5:30 so it may be one-eye thing.

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:05

    Yes, now that SPEEDTV is now live streaming FP1 and FP3. I love it, no commentary, just cars, times and the odd radio transmission

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:05

    Yes, now that SPEEDTV is now live streaming FP1 and FP3. I love it, no commentary, just cars, times and the odd radio transmission

    didn't realise there was no commentary.

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:06

    didn't realise there was no commentary.

    I guess SPEED Tv can't afford to pay 3 guys in Charlotte NC to act like they're in Malaysia for all sessions

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:07

    Yes, now that SPEEDTV is now live streaming FP1 and FP3. I love it, no commentary, just cars, times and the odd radio transmission

    You can get the Beeb feed from questionable sources. There is also another podcast that should be doing a live (audio-video(?)) commentary during FP1 and FP3.

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:07

    You can get the Beeb feed from questionable sources. There is also another podcast that should be doing a live (audio-video(?)) commentary during FP1 and FP3.

    I really like the no commnetary thing, so I can get the info from SPC

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:07

    I guess SPEED Tv can't afford to pay 3 guys in Charlotte NC to act like they're in Malaysia for all sessions

    :)

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:08

    I guess SPEED Tv can't afford to pay 3 guys in Charlotte NC to act like they're in Malaysia for all sessions

    Speed can't pay the guys to start 8 minutes early to pick-up the world feed (which usually starts at 7 minutes to, with the swirly logo). THat means that the quali and the race are delayed by 7 minutes or so. At least it was when Speed was available here and not blacked out.

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:09

    Mr. C, does it normally take a long time to up load pictures. I had a great shot of me at the Hooters Half Marathon

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:10

    Mr. C, does it normally take a long time to up load pictures. I had a great shot of me at the Hooters Half Marathon

    the uploader button on realtime doesn't work sadly. we usually use flickr or twitpic.com.

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:10

    Now that Joe has stated that his next Audience with... is in lovely (and currently thawing) Montréal.... when can we buy tickets?

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:11

    Now that Joe has stated that his next Audience with... is in lovely (and currently thawing) Montréal.... when can we buy tickets?

    normally 2-3 weeks before the event, but hassle him in his comments and he might take reservation sooner.

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:12

    Now that Joe has stated that his next Audience with... is in lovely (and currently thawing) Montréal.... when can we buy tickets?

    Bert, I would love to meet up with you again for that with my brother. But my nephew, who, only thinks of himself is getting married that weekend. I offered to fly him and his fiance to Vegas to get married by an Elvis impersonator, but they declined, so I'll miss it.

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:14

    Bert, I would love to meet up with you again for that with my brother. But my nephew, who, only thinks of himself is getting married that weekend. I offered to fly him and his fiance to Vegas to get married by an Elvis impersonator, but they declined, so I'll miss it.

    Arrrrgghhhh!!!!! But you can stream the race to your phone or something, right?

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:15

    Arrrrgghhhh!!!!! But you can stream the race to your phone or something, right?

    I don't think the soul-moving sound will be the same, plus Dr. Saward will not be there with his tidbits of pit shannanigans

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:17

    Now that Joe has stated that his next Audience with... is in lovely (and currently thawing) Montréal.... when can we buy tickets?

    I did love the venue last year in Old Montreal, Rickards Reds and good F1 talk, it was heaven

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:18

    Okay, off to the lanai for more beer and finish the "Aside". See you at 2200

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:20

    I did love the venue last year in Old Montreal, Rickards Reds and good F1 talk, it was heaven

    It was a nice venue... Nice part of town for tourists to see. Thankfully it was breezy, otherwise we would have cooked.

    One thing I think Joe could do is record the session and turn it in to a podcast, perhaps as end-of-season filler stuff.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:21

    One thing I think Joe could do is record the session and turn it in to a podcast, perhaps as end-of-season filler stuff.

    we tried that in london, didn't work out so well. PA companies don't really understand the concept of recording :)

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:23

    No, you have to hook directly in to the console, which in Montreal seemed a decent setup. If the direct recording could work the only thing left to do is either having a mic for questions, speak the question loud and clearly (which at the end of the evening may be a challenge or the Joe repeat / summarize the question before answering (or avoiding the answer).

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:26

    No, you have to hook directly in to the console, which in Montreal seemed a decent setup. If the direct recording could work the only thing left to do is either having a mic for questions, speak the question loud and clearly (which at the end of the evening may be a challenge or the Joe repeat / summarize the question before answering (or avoiding the answer).

    true. the other problem you have is joe can't be as open if the talk is being recorded.

  • Bert08/04/2011 at 01:29

    true. the other problem you have is joe can't be as open if the talk is being recorded.

    Then I take the live show. :-) But then there are all those Formula 1 spies with telephoto lenses, parabolic listening devices and the like.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:29

    Then I take the live show. :-) But then there are all those Formula 1 spies with telephoto lenses, parabolic listening devices and the like.

    hehe!

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 01:35

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-malaysia-2011-free-practice-1

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 01:59

    back from the lanai and two beers down

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 02:00

    everyone rushing out while its dry

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 04:26

    waiting on Mr or ms Mclaren at the paddock tunnel

  • Sidepodcast Update08/04/2011 at 05:45
  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 07:55

    Sooooo... what do we think....?

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 07:55

    Sooooo... what do we think....?

    Dunno, didn't see it :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 07:55

    Dunno, didn't see it :P

    Oh well...

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 07:59

    Sooooo... what do we think....?

    I had it on in the corner of my computer but unlike during most FP sessions this time I could not avoid working, bummer. so only caught glimpses of action here and there. quite impressed with HRT, disappointed with Lotus.

    Red Bull and McLaren look like cars to beat at this stage of the season ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 08:03

    Free-Practice Pingage -->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/2011-malaysian-grand-prix-rd-2-free-practice-1/

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/2011-malaysian-grand-prix-rd-2-free-practice-2/

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 08:03

    Pirelli thinks it's tyres are too conservative: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90505

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 08:04

    Pirelli thinks it's tyres are too conservative: www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90505

    Between Pirelli and Trulli, I feel like a clown juggling multi-coloured balls

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 08:10

    Best Press release ever from Toro Rosso! http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/Malaysian-Grand-Prixview-021242988925807

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 08:16

    Best Press release ever from Toro Rosso! www.redbull.com/c…w-021242988925807

    Got that last night - very inventive

    :)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 08:17

    @NickHeidfeld "Like me" on Facebook, http://facebook.com/nickheidfeld . 2000 people who like my Facebook page is the aim till China GP;)

    Nick needs more people to like him. Aww ;)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 08:30

    Title says it all. How did he stay on the bike? http://cars.failblog.org/2011/04/07/funny-car-photos-i-bet-he-needs-to-change-his-pants-after-that-one/

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 08:58

    Morning ladies and gentlemen

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 08:59

    Morning Mav

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 08:59

    Morning Mav

    Ah Leigh, just the person

    I think we have a problem

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:00

    Ah Leigh, just the person

    I think we have a problem

    Oh..?

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:01

    Oh..?

    I've been eagerly awaiting your article... but then something Jackie just said me go back and reread your email

    It was supposed to be attached to it wasn't it? :-D

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 09:01

    So I'm giving my niece my ASUS Aspire One Netbook which I Ubuntu'd last year. I made it all pink for her, and tried to remove the annoying password prompt which pops up every 5 minutes. Seems to have disabled the netbook remembering the password to the wifi unless I manually configure it in the Networking option!

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 09:02

    So I'm giving my niece my ASUS Aspire One Netbook which I Ubuntu'd last year. I made it all pink for her, and tried to remove the annoying password prompt which pops up every 5 minutes. Seems to have disabled the netbook remembering the password to the wifi unless I manually configure it in the Networking option!

    Oh and it's in Danish now too. and my nieces are 5 and 8

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:02

    I've been eagerly awaiting your article... but then something Jackie just said me go back and reread your email

    It was supposed to be attached to it wasn't it? :-D

    No, sorry about that. I won't get it finished until tonight.

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:03

    No, sorry about that. I won't get it finished until tonight.

    I was also thinking of splitting it in half and making it a two-parter, but as it's not finished yet, it's not solid.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:03

    No, sorry about that. I won't get it finished until tonight.

    oh, that's ok... I interpreted it right the first time, Jackie interpreted "I thought I'd send you a guest post" as meaning "here you go, one post"

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:04

    oh, that's ok... I interpreted it right the first time, Jackie interpreted "I thought I'd send you a guest post" as meaning "here you go, one post"

    It's more a case of tidying it up though, so not much left to do with it

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:04

    I was also thinking of splitting it in half and making it a two-parter, but as it's not finished yet, it's not solid.

    two-parter? crumbs... I can only find two pictures!

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:06

    two-parter? crumbs... I can only find two pictures!

    Ehhhh.... turn one of the pictures upside-down and say he had an accident

    :D

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:07

    Ehhhh.... turn one of the pictures upside-down and say he had an accident

    do you think anyone would notice if i used a picture of the artist formerly known as... instead?

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:08

    do you think anyone would notice if i used a picture of the artist formerly known as... instead?

    It'd be a bit odd. Not many electric guitars on the grid - especially in the early 50's

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:13

    Sooooo... what do we think....?

    Surprisingly quiet day from Sauber

    Amazed Virgin have found a gap to Lotus, will that last through tomorrow?

    otherwise, as expected

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:14

    It'd be a bit odd. Not many electric guitars on the grid - especially in the early 50's

    did a little red corvette ever line-up on an F1 grid?

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:15

    Surprisingly quiet day from Sauber

    Should be interesting to see their race pace as opposed to qualifying pace though.

    Amazed Virgin have found a gap to Lotus, will that last through tomorrow?

    That was interesting. If Lotus are still having tyre warming issues, then it could be a long year for the team.

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:16

    did a little red corvette ever line-up on an F1 grid?

    Only in Hollywood. Elvis won.

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 09:16

    I think Hamilton might be right about the pace of the Red Bulls. Surprised to see Christian Horner so vigorously defending his team though.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:17

    Only in Hollywood. Elvis won.

    I guess I shoulda known... By the way you parked your car sideways

    Nakajima drove for them right?

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:17

    Listening to Trackside - early entries for Indy is already up to 35 cars for 33 spots...

    Nice

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:17

    Nakajima drove for them right?

    Thought that was de Cesaris

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:18

    Thought that was de Cesaris

    Yamamoto... we could be here all day

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:20

    Surprised to see Christian Horner so vigorously defending his team though.

    A lot of mind games going on between Red Bull and McLaren this year, was all a bit one-way traffic in that sense last year

    I do wonder if Horner will go all Kevin Keegan at some point though

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 09:20

    I do wonder if Horner will go all Kevin Keegan at some point though

    oooh that would be fun!

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 09:20

    I do wonder if Horner will go all Kevin Keegan at some point though

    I'd love it if that happened, I'd love it if it did!

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:21

    I'd love it if that happened, I'd love it if it did!

    grabbing a notebook and starting sketching for the journos suggests he might just grant your wish

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:22

    I do wonder if Horner will go all Kevin Keegan at some point though

    What - like long, floppy, mullet-like hair?

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 09:22

    grabbing a notebook and starting sketching for the journos suggests he might just grant your wish

    any pics of these sketches ?

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 09:23

    grabbing a notebook and starting sketching for the journos suggests he might just grant your wish

    He should get Jarno Trulli to join Red Bull. They could be journo fighting superheros.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:23

    any pics of these sketches ?

    it was Noble's notebook, maybe he posted something on twitter?

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:24

    any pics of these sketches ?

    I'd love to see how the onboard camera makes it look like the wing moves when it's all just down to rake

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 09:25

    Morning. Glorious sunny day with all the smells of the country... and I'm in a little dark box room facing away from the window, tapping away at a computer. I think as this has been a busy week I shall work slowly. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:26

    morning pat

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 09:27

    Morning. Glorious sunny day with all the smells of the country... and I'm in a little dark box room facing away from the window, tapping away at a computer. I think as this has been a busy week I shall work slowly. :)

    Treat yourself, it's a lovely day and a Friday, it's only fair :)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 09:27

    Morning. Glorious sunny day with all the smells of the country... and I'm in a little dark box room facing away from the window, tapping away at a computer. I think as this has been a busy week I shall work slowly. :)

    Of course then all the idiots come out saying "oh we'll pay for it later with rain". Don't be silly.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:27

    Morning. Glorious sunny day with all the smells of the country...

    Morning

    I'm trying to persuade the pair of sparrows outside my window to go and find a hotel room

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 09:27

    it was Noble's notebook, maybe he posted something on twitter?

    He hasn't, so I asked him if he will...

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:28

    He hasn't, so I asked him if he will...

    Good man

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:35

    "Thought this was an interesting little discussion about the save icon we're all so used to of a floppy disk."

    The rate of development of storage media suggests to me that simply keeping the outdated floppy disk symbol makes more sense

    An envelope for email is surely stranger?

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 09:41

    An envelope for email is surely stranger?

    I had to send an actual letter this week. Crazy times. Couldn't find a stamp. Didn't know where my nearest post-box was.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:43

    I had to send an actual letter this week. Crazy times. Couldn't find a stamp. Didn't know where my nearest post-box was.

    Similar experience writing a cheque this week. How do you write a cheque again? How do I do my signature?

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 09:43

    I had to send an actual letter this week. Crazy times. Couldn't find a stamp. Didn't know where my nearest post-box was.

    I believe you have to go outside and shout for the post person. Or the Mobile Box of Post, I forget their names, they're little red boxes that walk I think.

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 09:44

    I had to send an actual letter this week. Crazy times. Couldn't find a stamp. Didn't know where my nearest post-box was.

    Similar experience writing a cheque this week. How do you write a cheque again? How do I do my signature?

    We do both of these things at work all the time..

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:44

    I believe you have to go outside and shout for the post person.

    I seem to remember from when I was very young that he's called Pat

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 09:45

    I seem to remember from when I was very young that he's called Pat

    That is the chap! He has a black and white cat or so rumours suggest

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:47

    That is the chap! He has a black and white cat or so rumours suggest

    I always thought the cat was just an urban myth, why would he need a cat?

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 09:48

    I always thought the cat was just an urban myth, why would he need a cat?

    Some say that she actually delivers the post and Pat is just the front for the whole operation. Also that she invented the concept of that horrible licking taste of stamps.

    All we know is, they called her Jess.

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 09:49

    I seem to remember from when I was very young that he's called Pat

    grr :)

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 09:50

    We do both of these things at work all the time..

    ...and you're called Pat...

    are you the post person?

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 09:50

    We just went to check out the pool. Very pretty. Didnt bring any bathers :(

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 09:53

    are you the post person?

    I have been known to take it from time to time :)

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 09:55

    Nick needs more people to like him. Aww ;)

    I really do not get this chase for "Likes" and "Followers" ... pathetic ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 09:56

    I really do not get this chase for "Likes" and "Followers" ... pathetic ...

    Same - I find Facebook generally annoying

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 09:56

    I really do not get this chase for "Likes" and "Followers" ... pathetic ...

    i only get it if there is a trip to korea involved :D

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:01

    Nick needs more people to like him. Aww ;)

    I really do not get this chase for "Likes" and "Followers" ... pathetic ...

    i disagree. i like teams and drivers getting into social. more followers likely = more awesome content. hopefully.

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 10:02

    i only get it if there is a trip to korea involved :D

    well that is the genuine contest and in the whole context of Air Asia marketing it can be understood. but why person a) needs 10,000 followers by the end of weekend and person b) 2000 likes before China GP is beyond me ...

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:03

    well that is the genuine contest and in the whole context of Air Asia marketing it can be understood. but why person a) needs 10,000 followers by the end of weekend and person b) 2000 likes before China GP is beyond me ...

    Nick wants to strut down the paddock and the first person who asks him what's up he'll lower his sunglasses, smile and say 'I got 2000 facebook followers' before strutting off again

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 10:04

    i disagree. i like teams and drivers getting into social. more followers likely = more awesome content. hopefully.

    Normally I 'd agree, but the begging for "likes" on Facebook is a bit like the people that beg for followers on Twitter.

    There's very little in that aspect that actually engages fans, it's just building a database for very little in return. Competitions and interaction is quite different from pulling "likes"

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 10:04

    i disagree. i like teams and drivers getting into social. more followers likely = more awesome content. hopefully.

    I am not against getting social, what I do not like is this number of likes and followers becoming the new religion ...

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:06

    I am not against getting social, what I do not like is this number of likes and followers becoming the new religion ...

    it's good to have a target i guess. i'm interested purely as to when twitter followers overtakes rss subscribers and then if/when rss subs drop off a cliff. my guess is it'll be all about twitter by the end of the year.

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 10:06

    There's very little in that aspect that actually engages fans, it's just building a database for very little in return. Competitions and interaction is quite different from pulling "likes"

    yes, throw in a race helmet like Jorge Lorenzo and I may consider :-)

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 10:07

    it's good to have a target i guess. i'm interested purely as to when twitter followers overtakes rss subscribers and then if/when rss subs drop off a cliff. my guess is it'll be all about twitter by the end of the year.

    Boo. I likes my RSS.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:07

    Boo. I likes my RSS.

    tooo slow ;)

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:08

    Boo. I likes my RSS.

    Me too. After I visit Sidepodcast the first thing I go through are my rss feeds on google reader!

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 10:08

    I really do not get this chase for "Likes" and "Followers" ... pathetic ...

    I agree for normal people but teams and drivers should have loads

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:09

    Speaking of social media, my like count is now (if i remember rightly) only 33 ahead. Im not going to check it again from now on but will do one last plea for help on Sunday. So if you are saving your like til the end or know someone else who might be able to help out please get onto that :) Whatever happens from here out happens and I dont want to look at it and possibly ruin my weekend. The taxis here are traumatic enough!

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 10:09

    it's good to have a target i guess. i'm interested purely as to when twitter followers overtakes rss subscribers and then if/when rss subs drop off a cliff. my guess is it'll be all about twitter by the end of the year.

    So it would be all about the 'now' with nothing held back in an RSS queue for later?

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 10:09

    tooo slow ;)

    for F1 I use twitter to keep me up to date, but for general news the right side of my rock melt window does great job (and that is RSS more less) ...

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:10

    Today i had a paddock pass that said vodafone mclaren mercedes guest and i used it to stand outside lotus. If that aint an uber fan then what is :)

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 10:10

    Results pings:

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/malaysia-2011-free-practice-1-results

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/malaysia-2011-free-practice-2-results

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:10

    Ohh I forgot to mention in the daily, Pat and Mr CD a welsh band called The Joy Formidable are supporting the Manics at the CIA. They're very very good and I'm a little bit worried I may burst from excitement at the gig as the past week or two I've really gotten into them.

    #mayhavetoselotapemebacktogether

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 10:10

    Today i had a paddock pass that said vodafone mclaren mercedes guest and i used it to stand outside lotus. If that aint an uber fan then what is :)

    tweet this at team lotus :-)

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:11

    *Mr C, even. No match for that Mr DVD

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 10:11

    Ohh I forgot to mention in the daily, Pat and Mr CD a welsh band called The Joy Formidable are supporting the Manics at the CIA. They're very very good and I'm a little bit worried I may burst from excitement at the gig as the past week or two I've really gotten into them.

    Mr CD!

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:11

    So it would be all about the 'now' with nothing held back in an RSS queue for later?

    good question, don't know. that's just the way spc subs are going.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:12

    Ohh I forgot to mention in the daily, Pat and Mr CD a welsh band called The Joy Formidable are supporting the Manics at the CIA. They're very very good and I'm a little bit worried I may burst from excitement at the gig as the past week or two I've really gotten into them.

    oooh, cool. did you get my email btw?

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:12

    tweet this at team lotus :-)

    i did already hahaha. Mabel looked at me and didnt have a flicker of recognition so i think my known by name not by face theory still holds true :)

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:12

    oooh, cool. did you get my email btw?

    Yeah I did, cheers. Will let you know soon if anything gets sorted :)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 10:12

    Ohh I forgot to mention in the daily, Pat and Mr CD a welsh band called The Joy Formidable are supporting the Manics at the CIA. They're very very good and I'm a little bit worried I may burst from excitement at the gig as the past week or two I've really gotten into them.

    Oh cool must check them out tonight then

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 10:13

    Mr CD!

    :D

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:13

    Yeah I did, cheers. Will let you know soon if anything gets sorted :)

    perfect.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:13

    i did already hahaha. Mabel looked at me and didnt have a flicker of recognition so i think my known by name not by face theory still holds true :)

    we need more pictures of you.

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:14

    Oh cool must check them out tonight then

    Lou showed me a song called Whirring that has been playing on the radio and that kind of blew my brain to smithereens. It's a kind of nice poppy rock song that's really catchy then suddenly turns into what can only be described as an absolute beast, just huuuuge. So, so, so good. They've only brought out one album but it's very good.

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 10:14

    a welsh band called The Joy Formidable are supporting the Manics at the CIA

    They are quite good indeed

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:17

    we need more pictures of you.

    there are some of me on my camera, modelling pretty new team lotus hat. Cant get them off with no camera connection ipaddy thing :)

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 10:18

    Gascoyne says Lotus is much quicker than it looked this afternoon ... I wonder when will they start being as quick as they say they are... are there any excuses they haven't used yet left ?

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:18

    there are some of me on my camera, modelling pretty new team lotus hat. Cant get them off with no camera connection ipaddy thing :)

    i pad has a rubbish camera :)

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:18

    Gascoyne says Lotus is much quicker than it looked this afternoon ... I wonder when will they start being as quick as they say they are... are there any excuses they haven't used yet left ?

    hehe

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:18

    Gascoyne says Lotus is much quicker than it looked this afternoon ... I wonder when will they start being as quick as they say they are... are there any excuses they haven't used yet left ?

    They need to hurry up because they've been pretty underwhelming as of yet.

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:24

    i pad has a rubbish camera :)

    less than 1 megapixel, mmmm 2001 technology

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:25

    They need to hurry up because they've been pretty underwhelming as of yet.

    i am sure heikki would have been quicker if his car was actually working :)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 10:26

    BBC have a news article which links to LOLcats: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12893416

    The world shall end!

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 10:26

    less than 1 megapixel, mmmm 2001 technology

    conspiracy to make ya buy a camera kit.

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:27

    The world shall end!

    What an elaborate description of lol!

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 10:28

    conspiracy to make ya buy a camera kit.

    i looked at the duty free price of the hdmi adaptor, shall buy on the way home for 40" f1 timing for china :)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 10:28

    Ironically, I have just spilt apple on my iPhone! :D

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 10:29

    Although I have never, ever heard the acronym KMT - Kiss my teeth, apparently

    Whhaaa...?

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 10:36

    Points for Heikki: http://plixi.com/p/90506221

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 10:53

    Twitter seems broken. Must be Friday afternoon then ;)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 11:01

    Lou showed me a song called Whirring that has been playing on the radio and that kind of blew my brain to smithereens. It's a kind of nice poppy rock song that's really catchy then suddenly turns into what can only be described as an absolute beast, just huuuuge. So, so, so good. They've only brought out one album but it's very good.

    Sounds promising :)

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 11:03

    i am sure heikki would have been quicker if his car was actually working :)

    ehm ehm ... the cars not working seems to be their problem from day 1 ... :-)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 11:03

    The New Mercedes ad is brilliant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRpXqbaSDzE

    Points for Merc, and BTW I would pick Schumi, because you just know he would barge through the traffic faster ;)

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 11:05

    The New Mercedes ad is brilliant: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=HRpXqbaSDzE

    OK that was brilliant. Another awesome advert! Stop making me like you mercedes :)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 11:05

    OK that was brilliant. Another awesome advert! Stop making me like you mercedes :)

    Who would you pick, and why? This is almost Friday Fun-worthy!

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 11:06

    Who would you pick, and why? This is almost Friday Fun-worthy!

    I would pick Nico but his decision making was very poor in Inception

  • F1Wolf08/04/2011 at 11:09

    Points for Merc, and BTW I would pick Schumi, because you just know he would barge through the traffic faster ;)

    I can confirm he is pretty good without traffic, but the taxi driver in Switzerland may vouch for him as a good traffic driver too :-)

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 11:38

    Who would you pick, and why? This is almost Friday Fun-worthy!

    All I know is that you do NOT argue with a woman during labour, if she'd rather go with Nico...

  • Sidepodcast Update08/04/2011 at 11:45
  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 12:00

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Thanks, I have ;)

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 12:00

    Holy Crap! I love this pic of Kimi and KISS: http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/12/2011/04/0ef78918c2e803799b58bf2777d6633f/original.jpg

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:01

    Just saw mabel in the hotel lobby. Glad she didnt recognise us :)

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:04

    Holy Crap! I love this pic of Kimi and KISS: cache.gawker.com/…633f/original.jpg

    thats very randomly 3 years ago! I miss when melbourne had good concerts :(

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:10

    The spark commentator today is one of air asias social meedia experts. I wonder when theyll have one thats not related to the team in some way

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 12:12

    thats very randomly 3 years ago! I miss when melbourne had good concerts :(

    Yeah I thought so - but well worth seeing again :)

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 12:16

    Just saw mabel in the hotel lobby. Glad she didnt recognise us :)

    you didn't say hello?

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:19

    you didn't say hello?

    no :)

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:20

    Can someone comment when the 5live podcast is up so i can go a-lobbying?

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 12:21

    no :)

    grr.

    i can't complain though, i can't be arsed to ravel in the first place.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 12:21

    i can't complain though, i can't be arsed to ravel in the first place.

    *travel

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:22

    i can't complain though, i can't be arsed to ravel in the first place.

    i like to see people but never ever approach them :)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 12:23

    The spark commentator today is one of air asias social meedia experts. I wonder when theyll have one thats not related to the team in some way

    Sunday when Rob from GrandPrixDiary does it?

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:24

    Sunday when Rob from GrandPrixDiary does it?

    apart from that, hes still not really a random fan, theyre flying him to malaysia

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 12:26

    i like to see people but never ever approach them :)

    how will they know you're an uberfan who's been to two out of two races?

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 12:27

    apart from that, hes still not really a random fan, theyre flying him to malaysia

    Well yeah.

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:27

    how will they know you're an uberfan who's been to two out of two races?

    many, many, many tweets about watching them. Its the silent passive way

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 12:33

    many, many, many tweets about watching them. Its the silent passive way

    i quick hello might just make their day.

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:33

    It scares me when housekeeping line up my shoes.

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:35

    i quick hello might just make their day.

    orrr come across as kind of creepythat im in their hotel. Creepy enouh to definitely not want me in korea. #sopessimistic

    Ps tell your friends and neighbours. Korea. Like me. Getting desperate. Bet youll be glad when i stop bringing it up :)

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 12:38

    orrr come across as kind of creepythat im in their hotel. Creepy enouh to definitely not want me in korea. #sopessimistic

    orrr they might say... come look around our garage again.

  • RubberGoat08/04/2011 at 12:38

    Di Licious is officially the Pirelli Test Driver: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90535

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:39

    orrr they might say... come look around our garage again.

    my life doesnt seem to work that way :)

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 12:42

    Heading off to work but thought I'd post a little teaser of the work on my Forza Williams :)

    http://twitpic.com/4ia37j

    From the top down it's starting to look really, really cool but I won't show that just yet... ;) hopefully sometime tomorrow it'll be done! See you all later!

  • Amy08/04/2011 at 12:45

    I worked out today i have no idea how malaysian garage labelling works.

    Maldonado and heidfeld aRe missing flags by their names, team lotus have front on instead of sideon helmets like everyone else, alonso has no name above his garage at all, narains name is spelt wrong and mercedes are round the wrong way.

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 12:46

    Heading off to work but thought I'd post a little teaser of the work on my Forza Williams :)

    http://twitpic.com/4ia37j

    From the top down it's starting to look really, really cool but I won't show that just yet... ;) hopefully sometime tomorrow it'll be done! See you all later!

    Cooool :)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 12:46

    orrr come across as kind of creepythat im in their hotel. Creepy enouh to definitely not want me in korea. #sopessimistic

    A well-timed friendly hello is likely to go down well, especially if they're not busy.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 12:46

    Maldonado and heidfeld aRe missing flags by their names, team lotus have front on instead of sideon helmets like everyone else, alonso has no name above his garage at all, narains name is spelt wrong and mercedes are round the wrong way.

    Oops!

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 12:47

    Bacon flavour McCoy's are like a huge bag of Frazzles :)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 12:58

    Gascoyne says Lotus is much quicker than it looked this afternoon ... I wonder when will they start being as quick as they say they are... are there any excuses they haven't used yet left ?

    When they stop falling to pieces, presumably.

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 13:00

    @ManipeF1: New engines for HAM, BUT, ALO, MAS, KOB, PER, BUE, ALG, DAM from tomorrow morning in Sepang. GLO used his second engine in Australia. #F1

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 13:01

    it's good to have a target i guess. i'm interested purely as to when twitter followers overtakes rss subscribers and then if/when rss subs drop off a cliff. my guess is it'll be all about twitter by the end of the year.

    I'm not sure RSS subscribers will ever fall off a cliff, but I suspect you're right about Twitter overtaking - you'll stop getting new sybscribers as people forget about their subscriptions, cease opening their feed readers and silently convert. RSS will only be lost upon individual reinstalls when the subscribers realise they don't use RSS any more, so it'll be more of a gentle stroll down a hill.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 14:32

    Hello everyone... I have been mega busy!

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/04/2011 at 14:33

    hi alex

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 14:34

    For those taking part in the Pole Poll... http://sofaf1.com/2011/04/08/malaysian-pole-poll-4/

    I have finally got around to opening it!

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 14:49

    Hello everyone... I have been mega busy!

    Me too. Hi guys

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 14:50

    Bacon flavour McCoy's are like a huge bag of Frazzles :)

    It's hilarious for me to read this and have no idea what you're talking about. :)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 14:55

    Epsilon Euskadi is now EPIC..

    Euskadi Phil Imanol Claudio

    Phil sits well in there :) :)

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90533

    Must say I prefer the old name

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 14:56

    Hello everyone... I have been mega busy!

    Same!

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 14:59

    Afternoon all. Arrived home and in the pub in under 15mins, this may be a record :)

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 14:59

    Afternoon all. Arrived home and in the pub in under 15mins, this may be a record :)

    Afternoon all. Arrived home and in the pub in under 15mins, this may be a record :)

    *Applause*

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:00

    Bacon flavour McCoy's are like a huge bag of Frazzles :)

    It's hilarious for me to read this and have no idea what you're talking about. :)

    Bacon flavour crinkle potato chips tasting like a long standing 'bacon strips' shaped and tasting corn snack :)

    #TransatlanticDrift

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 15:01

    Bacon flavour McCoy's are like a huge bag of Frazzles :)

    It's hilarious for me to read this and have no idea what you're talking about. :)

    Classic Frazzles as loved in childhood (and since!).

    New McCoys. Frazzles for grownups.

    I admit it doesn't work without the actual crisps or the taste :)

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:03

    Friend has just arrived, when he gets off the phone I'll ask him why in the world he is wearing a jacket. It's a gorgeous 20 deg C out, at least

    [hovering under 70F]

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 15:09

    Afternoon all. Arrived home and in the pub in under 15mins, this may be a record :)

    Nice one

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:09

    *Applause*

    Requested to bring the iPad so he can login and pretend to be 'at work'

    Thank you Mr Jobs

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 15:18

    hello all. need help

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:19

    hello all. need help

    Hey Joe, wassup?

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 15:21

    It's hilarious for me to read this and have no idea what you're talking about. :)

    I follow a lot of Americans on Twitter through IndyCar and sportscar blogs etc, if I'm on there after about midnight (7 ET) my feed gradually gets less and less understandable as they are talking about sport or what have you. :)

  • Joe in Fla08/04/2011 at 15:21

    I run a lot of races and getting tired of running in my FD t-shirt. I am looking for a shirt that, prepare to gag, looks similar to the design of the HRT car. Does anyone know of HRT having shirts, it'll be great since there are no sponsors to muck up the shirt

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 15:21

    Afternoon all. Arrived home and in the pub in under 15mins, this may be a record :)

    Well played, sir. I'm at work.

    #confidential

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 15:22

    Bacon flavour crinkle potato chips tasting like a long standing 'bacon strips' shaped and tasting corn snack :)

    num num.

    #TransatlanticDrift

    I enjoy it.

  • Journeyer08/04/2011 at 15:22

    Good morning from LA.

    Crazy. Amy's likes lead is down to 17. She's leading 261-234. And her net likes-comments score is way down now.

    Did you talk about this already?

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 15:22

    [hovering under 70F]

    Yay for F translation! Bless you!

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 15:24

    I follow a lot of Americans on Twitter through IndyCar and sportscar blogs etc, if I'm on there after about midnight (7 ET) my feed gradually gets less and less understandable as they are talking about sport or what have you. :)

    hehe

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 15:24

    Did you talk about this already?

    Only that Amy said she wasnt going to keep an eye on it so it didnt ruin her weekend.

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 15:25

    Good morning from LA.

    Oh you made it, how is it? :)

  • Journeyer08/04/2011 at 15:26

    Only that Amy said she wasnt going to keep an eye on it so it didnt ruin her weekend.

    Good idea, that. :) But I'm sure we're checking for her anyway. ;)

    Schumi looks good this weekend, eh? :D

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 15:26

    I have been to the pub this afternoon too. Channelling Bassano.

  • Journeyer08/04/2011 at 15:26

    Oh you made it, how is it? :)

    COLD. By my standards anyway. :) Temp is fine, but when you add wind chill, it just becomes silly cold.

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 15:27

    Schumi looks good this weekend, eh? :D

    Better, yes, I think good is still to be determined :)

  • Journeyer08/04/2011 at 15:29

    Better, yes, I think good is still to be determined :)

    Indeed. Free practice doesn't score points anyhow. Red Bull are scaring ahead though. It's looking like Webber is our only hope to keep this title competitive.

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 15:30

    Indeed. Free practice doesn't score points anyhow. Red Bull are scaring ahead though. It's looking like Webber is our only hope to keep this title competitive.

    Still early days. McLaren seem even more on pace than last time, and they were good here in '10 too.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:33

    I have been to the pub this afternoon too. Channelling Bassano.

    Good plan!

  • Journeyer08/04/2011 at 15:34

    Still early days. McLaren seem even more on pace than last time, and they were good here in '10 too.

    True. But Red Bull dominated that race with a car that wasn't as dominant as this year's.

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 15:34

    I just cannot wait to be home all weekend, watch racing, and sleep.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:35

    Did people see this crazy Muppet Theatre?

    http://lancecardinal.blogspot.com/2011/03/scratch-built-palisades-muppet-theatre.html

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:35

    I have been to the pub this afternoon too. Channelling Bassano.

    :lol:

    [hearts]

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 15:36

    True. But Red Bull dominated that race with a car that wasn't as dominant as this year's.

    Brawn had a crazy dominant car and it still wasnt an easy championship to win. Red Bull have the odds in their favour, but it aint over until it's over.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:36

    I have been to the pub this afternoon too. Channelling Bassano.

    :lol:

    [hearts]

    #needstobemorelikeBassano

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:37

    Brawn had a crazy dominant car and it still wasnt an easy championship to win. Red Bull have the odds in their favour, but it aint over until it's over.

    That's the spirit!

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:38

    I run a lot of races and getting tired of running in my FD t-shirt. I am looking for a shirt that, prepare to gag, looks similar to the design of the HRT car. Does anyone know of HRT having shirts, it'll be great since there are no sponsors to muck up the shirt

    Not to my knowledge, do they have a website?

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 15:40

    #needstobemorelikeBassano

    we all do. :)

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:43

    Well dang it and heckfire... I'm going to bust outta here... And head outside!

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)08/04/2011 at 15:44

    Not to my knowledge, do they have a website?

    Hi Bassano, everyone. HRT web-site is hispaniaf1team - dot com!

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 15:44

    Brawn had a crazy dominant car and it still wasnt an easy championship to win. Red Bull have the odds in their favour, but it aint over until it's over.

    yeah, so many teams have lost it themselves let alone others improving midseason

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:47

    Hi Bassano, everyone. HRT web-site is hispaniaf1team - dot com!

    Ciao

    Legitimate links are fine here. In context, of course :)

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:48

    Well dang it and heckfire... I'm going to bust outta here... And head outside!

    I'm such a trend setter

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 15:49

    Helloooo :)

    I've had a nice afternoon OUTSIDE!! :D

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:50

    Q: If you are looking for a recipe online, what are your search terms, specifically?

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:50

    Helloooo :)

    I've had a nice afternoon OUTSIDE!! :D

    Hi

    Great stuff

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 15:51

    I've also got my P60 and I'm owed a tax refund so it's a very happy Friday :D

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 15:53

    I've also got my P60 and I'm owed a tax refund so it's a very happy Friday :D

    That's early! Or did you leave?

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 15:53

    Home time for me, cold Guinness in the fridge awaits

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 15:53

    That's early! Or did you leave?

    No I didn't leave but my last payday of the tax year was 3 weeks ago so they've had a bit of time to get it sorted.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:57

    Well dang it and heckfire... I'm going to bust outta here... And head outside!

    http://t.co/e7ZyOYd

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 15:58

    Well dang it and heckfire... I'm going to bust outta here... And head outside!

    http://t.co/e7ZyOYd

    Imagine's Bassano banging the side of the iPhone - trying to adjust the set saying, "it's the wrong colour"

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 16:01

    Imagine's Bassano banging the side of the iPhone - trying to adjust the set saying, "it's the wrong colour"

    Looks fizzy

    #suspicious

  • Journeyer08/04/2011 at 16:01

    Brawn had a crazy dominant car and it still wasnt an easy championship to win. Red Bull have the odds in their favour, but it aint over until it's over.

    In the first half of the season. Red Bull has more money now than Brawn did then, so they will be in better shape.

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 16:03

    Q: If you are looking for a recipe online, what are your search terms, specifically?

    depends on what the recipe is for.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 16:05

    depends on what the recipe is for.

    Give me an example

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 16:06

    Give me an example

    "fried chicken recipe", "steak and mushrooms recipe", "pasta primavera recipe"

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 16:07

    "fried chicken recipe", "steak and mushrooms recipe", "pasta primavera recipe"

    Same here. Thanks

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 16:08

    If you're not having joy like that, I'd go onto a recipe website first then search internally on one of those.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:12

    I tend to search backwards with the key word at the beginning but that's me :)

    Recipie steak and ale pie

    In my head "Recipie steak and ale pie" is asking for a recoup to make a steak and ale pie whereas the other is more like the recipie for a particular one like e ingredients.

    In the case of recipies the distinction probably doesn't make much difference but because it matters in other things I tend to generally go that way.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:13

    Recipie steak and ale pie

    It would appear that in this case you get exactly the same results.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:14

    If you're not having joy like that, I'd go onto a recipe website first then search internally on one of those.

    In the case of a recipe I actually almost always do this.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:14

    In my head "Recipie steak and ale pie" is asking for a recoup to make a steak and ale pie whereas the other is more like the recipie for a particular one like e ingredients.

    Recipe not recoup!

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:15

    Ahhh do you remember when sidepodcast used to stop you from commenting too quickly?

    #nostalgia

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 16:16

    Home time for me, cold Guinness in the fridge awaits

    ..and relax. :)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 16:17

    Recipie steak and ale pie

    Is recipie a recipe for a pie?

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:17

    Is recipie a recipe for a pie?

    :)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 16:17

    Is recipie a recipe for a pie?

    recipe from Birmingham

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2011 at 16:18

    recipe from Birmingham

    :)

    Ah that noddy holder joke never gets old!

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 16:23

    Home time for me, cold Guinness in the fridge awaits

    ..and relax. :)

    All that's missing is the outside, my next place needs a balcony or a garden. I have a shared garden in which people in the downstairs flats and anyone parking their car can spy on me.

    Didn't fancy the pub on my own today.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 16:23

    If you're not having joy like that, I'd go onto a recipe website first then search internally on one of those.

    Having a specific conversation about google searches for recipes

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 16:24

    Having a specific conversation about google searches for recipes

    Should have known you wouldn't be wanting to cook ;)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 16:26

    Ah that noddy holder joke never gets old!

    :)

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 16:36

    Cripes!! What time is it in Aus??

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 16:37

    Cripes!! What time is it in Aus??

    It's the middle of the night isn't it....

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 16:41

    Cripes!! What time is it in Aus??

    It's the middle of the night isn't it....

    2.40am in Melbourne

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 16:42

    2.40am in Melbourne

    **** **** ****

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 16:56

    I have been to the pub this afternoon too. Channelling Bassano.

    you went without me :(

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 16:58

    Thought this was an interesting little discussion about the save icon we're all so used to of a floppy disk

    When we switched to SAP, the guys called the save button 'the Honda badge' :)

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 16:59

    you went without me :(

    Can't you login remotely?

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 16:59

    Can't you login remotely?

    There must be a pub app

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 17:01

    There must be a pub app

    iBassano

  • Janna08/04/2011 at 17:02

    Hello all, I see you're talking about my favourite subject.

    On that note, got a text from my friend confirming drinks at hers tonight. Pimms on the balcony :)

    Just got to decide whether to take the pink wine or pear cider to follow the Pimms.

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:05

    Not sure you guys get Chalk Talk this way, but here is ours in the US.

    http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/video-malaysian-gp-chalk-talk-2011/

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:05

    Just got to decide whether to take the pink wine or pear cider to follow the Pimms.

    That's a tough call. I'd for the pear, but that's me.

  • Janna08/04/2011 at 17:06

    That's a tough call. I'd for the pear, but that's me.

    Thanks, just remember that over here all cider is hard ;)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 17:06

    Not sure you guys get Chalk Talk this way, but here is ours in the US.

    A lot of people like Steve Matchett's chalk talk

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:07

    Here's my little write up of SidepodBoston for those who missed it so far. I pinged it late at night earlier this week.

    Pingly dingly dee: http://solongandthanksforallthefishies.blogspot.com/

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:07

    Thanks, just remember that over here all cider is hard ;)

    oh yes, of course. :)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 17:07

    Here's my little write up of SidepodBoston for those who missed it so far. I pinged it late at night earlier this week.

    Have read. Will comment later

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:07

    A lot of people like Steve Matchett's chalk talk

    I wasn't sure if you could open that link or not, but I like them a lot.

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:08

    Have read. Will comment later

    Is that a threat? ;)

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 17:10

    Here's my little write up of SidepodBoston for those who missed it so far. I pinged it late at night earlier this week.

    Pingly dingly dee: solongandthanksfo…ies.blogspot.com/

    Ahh I missed that, thanks

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 17:11

    Is that a threat? ;)

    Nope. I was half asleep when I read it so commenting then would have been a bad idea

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 17:12

    Listening to Motorsport's podcast with Allan McNish

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.co.uk/2011/03/31/aprils-audio-podcast-with-allan-mcnish/

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:12

    Listening to Motorsport's podcast with Allan McNish

    oh thanks, I'll check that out later.

  • jpancoast08/04/2011 at 17:25

    Not sure you guys get Chalk Talk this way, but here is ours in the US.

    formula-one.speed…-chalk-talk-2011/

    Hah, was about to link to the chalk talk. Good thing I looked back in the comments :)

    The new one about the nut and bolt brought back a few memories from my materials engineering classes from a LONG time ago.

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 17:25

    Ping; http://sidepodcast.com/post/who-would-you-choose-michael-or-nico

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 17:26

    Pingly dingly dee: solongandthanksfo…ies.blogspot.com/

    Excellent stuff.

  • Kai08/04/2011 at 17:37

    Excellent stuff.

    Thanks, Pat. It's hard to explain the feeling of being there together and how the weekend was, but I did the best I could.

  • Sidepodcast Update08/04/2011 at 17:45
  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 17:47

    In this order, wine, garlic bread & pizza

    I've heard there's a taste sensation there somewhere

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 17:51

    I've just realised I have forgotten to change my Fantasy Racers choices in time for Malaysia. Oops.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 17:56

    I wonder how out of touch Motorsport are.

    Ed Foster in a comment on the McNish podcast asked if anyone would really watch a video of five people talking about racing. We watched someone install a blind in someone else's house.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 17:56

    Ed Foster in a comment on the McNish podcast asked if anyone would really watch a video of five people talking about racing. We watched someone install a blind in someone else's house.

    :D

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:01

    I wonder how out of touch Motorsport are.

    Ed Foster in a comment on the McNish podcast asked if anyone would really watch a video of five people talking about racing. We watched someone install a blind in someone else's house.

    Trailblazers we are, I tell ya

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:04

    Ed Foster in a comment on the McNish podcast asked if anyone would really watch a video of five people talking about racing. We watched someone install a blind in someone else's house.

    ummm... haven't they made exactly that?

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

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:05

    ummm... haven't they made exactly that?

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=NRcteOLqwho

    warning, audio on that video is f.....lipping awful.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:09

    ummm... haven't they made exactly that?

    He was talking about videoing the one hour podcasts they do with Franchitti, McNish etc. I think he sees a difference between discussing events and just talking. Clearly Twit, CNET etc are not watched by anyone at Motorsport.

    I like what they are trying to do with these videos they just need someone technical to make it better.

  • jpancoast08/04/2011 at 18:09

    ummm... haven't they made exactly that?

    You're right, the audio is awful.

    I never quite understood the need for video when all it is is talking heads. If you're not goign to show me anything visual, I don't need stupid video.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:11

    I never quite understood the need for video when all it is is talking heads. If you're not goign to show me anything visual, I don't need stupid video.

    I think video can help in some of podcasts. They help you get to know people and you can see some of the interraction between them that you just don't get from audio

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:18

    I like what they are trying to do with these videos they just need someone technical to make it better.

    i can't imagine us ever putting something so low quality out.

    i said at the beginning of the year that the internet had exposed everyone in f1 as people just like us. i said i even thought sidepodcast was better at certain things than others, but i never expected quite a direct example.

    on a shelf in shop, motorsport magazine looks like a professional product and you could imagine it being put together in plush offices, by professional people. that video makes them look like little more than clueless amateurs, it's devaluing their brand massively.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:21

    on a shelf in shop, motorsport magazine looks like a professional product and you could imagine it being put together in plush offices, by professional people. that video makes them look like little more than clueless amateurs, it's devaluing their brand massively.

    Internet output gets a lot of stick even when it's unjustified. Today, you need to produce professional quality media to be taken seriously when kids at home are doing so much better.

    Must try harder but keep trying, is the message I suppose

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:22

    Must try harder but keep trying, is the message I suppose

    you get the impression that it must be quite hard for them to make, or they'd just do it again better.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:23

    i can't imagine us ever putting something so low quality out.

    They just don't have any background in video/audio. The good thing is they are trying which many others are not. The quality could be so much better.

    i said at the beginning of the year that the internet had exposed everyone in f1 as people just like us. i said i even thought sidepodcast was better at certain things than others, but i never expected quite a direct example.

    I keep telling you that you two just don't understand how good your product is or what it could be worth. I meant to say that I put a comment on Amy's facebook thing saying Air Asia should sponsor sidepodcast and Another F1 podcast and Air Asia liked that comment.

    on a shelf in shop, motorsport magazine looks like a professional product and you could imagine it being put together in plush offices, by professional people. that video makes them look like little more than clueless amateurs, it's devaluing their brand massively.

    Motorsport was such a traditional backward publication until very recently. If someone had told me two years ago that they would have been trying to put out stuff like that I would have laughed.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:23

    you get the impression that it must be quite hard for them to make, or they'd just do it again better.

    Video is hard to make - much harder than audio. The one (disastrous) attempt I made it at showed me that much. Remember that some of these professional outlets struggle to make a serviceable podcast...

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:24

    you get the impression that it must be quite hard for them to make, or they'd just do it again better.

    I think they are a fairly small group of people who are not tech savvy

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:24

    Video is hard to make - much harder than audio.

    nah, that's easy. if you have the space and the people there's no effort at all.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:24

    you get the impression that it must be quite hard for them to make, or they'd just do it again better.

    I think they are a fairly small group of people who are not tech savvy

    Hire someone or ask around

    F1 is full of tech people

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:25

    nah, that's easy. if you have the space and the people there's no effort at all.

    Cluelessness is abound :(

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:25

    Hire someone or ask around

    agreed.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:25

    nah, that's easy. if you have the space and the people there's no effort at all.

    I beg to differ - unless you need a lot more space than just the one room or you mean the people have to have video recording training (which, certainly if you live where I do, is pretty difficult to acquire).

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:25

    nah, that's easy. if you have the space and the people there's no effort at all.

    You say that but if anyone goes near the archive Christine freaks out because the quality is not as good as now. You have been through the learning curve

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:26

    Hire someone or ask around

    Costs money

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:26

    I keep telling you that you two just don't understand how good your product is or what it could be worth. I meant to say that I put a comment on Amy's facebook thing saying Air Asia should sponsor sidepodcast and Another F1 podcast and Air Asia liked that comment.

    hehe. they would be a good match for an aside with joe. christine and i don't travel anywhere!

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:26

    You say that but if anyone goes near the archive Christine freaks out because the quality is not as good as now. You have been through the learning curve

    yes, but we didn't/don't have a professional brand to wreck.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:27

    hehe. they would be a good match for an aside with joe. christine and i don't travel anywhere!

    I think Amy would volunteer for any travelling

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 18:27

    hehe. they would be a good match for an aside with joe. christine and i don't travel anywhere!

    Sidepodcast, brought to you by AirAsia. You go fly with them so we don't have to.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:27

    yes, but we didn't/don't have a professional brand to wreck.

    You do. You just don't realise it. If you don't believe me stick put a poor quality podcast

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:27

    yes, but we didn't/don't have a professional brand to wreck.

    Motorsport doesn't exactly have an amateur arm to practise on...

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:28

    You do. You just don't realise it. If you don't believe me stick put a poor quality podcast

    okay, but we didn't when we were learning.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:28

    Sidepodcast, brought to you by AirAsia. You go fly with them so we don't have to.

    I like that. Has a ring to it.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:28

    Motorsport doesn't exactly have an amateur arm to practise on...

    they don't HAVE to put out everything they record either. practice until it's right. no?

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:28

    Sidepodcast, brought to you by AirAsia. You go fly with them so we don't have to.

    :D

    Or "AirAsia: The only way to get a better experience of F1 than listening to Sidepodcast"

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:29

    okay, but we didn't when we were learning.

    But that is due to your background. You probably knew more about this before you started than they will in a year's time

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:30

    they don't HAVE to put out everything they record either. practice until it's right. no?

    How do they know if it's right by the definitions of the audience until the audience have heard it? Remember everyone has a different definition of "right".

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:30

    they don't HAVE to put out everything they record either. practice until it's right. no?

    I would rather they put out what they are putting out. The quality may not be great but there is value to the content

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 18:30

    Motorsport doesn't exactly have an amateur arm to practise on...

    If it sucks, give it to your mum to listen to... Don't broadcast it!

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:30

    If it sucks, give it to your mum to listen to... Don't broadcast it!

    :D

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:31

    Costs money

    So does a bad product, more so in fact

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:31

    I would rather they put out what they are putting out. The quality may not be great but there is value to the content

    fair enough. to me, it's like seeing behind the curtain, and it has lowered my opinion greatly (along with the podcast).

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:32

    If it sucks, give it to your mum to listen to... Don't broadcast it!

    What if your mum avoids all podcasts because they're off the internet? Seriously, the best way to learn is by getting an audience, listening to it and acting on it. Of course, the smaller and more honest that audience is in the first instance, the better, but there comes a point where one runs out of ideas on how to improve the product without that feedback loop being established.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:32

    So does a bad product, more so in fact

    agreed.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:32

    So does a bad product, more so in fact

    I doubt anyone would cancel the mag because the video is bad

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:32

    hehe. they would be a good match for an aside with joe. christine and i don't travel anywhere!

    I think Amy would volunteer for any travelling

    I'd volunteer to 'meet the foreigners' :D

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:32

    What if your mum avoids all podcasts because they're off the internet? Seriously, the best way to learn is by getting an audience, listening to it and acting on it. Of course, the smaller and more honest that audience is in the first instance, the better, but there comes a point where one runs out of ideas on how to improve the product without that feedback loop being established.

    and if your sales plummet?

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 18:33

    I doubt anyone would cancel the mag because the video is bad

    Hmmm if you think you're buying a professional product and then you see the goons that are producing it, it might stop me renewing a subscription....

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:33

    and if your sales plummet?

    Very, very unlikely. Of all the motorsports magazines out there, Motorsport has the least connection (that I know of) between its core print product and its website.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:33

    I doubt anyone would cancel the mag because the video is bad

    i can't take them seriously anymore. i wasn't a subscriber because the content didn't interest me, but two years ago, i did at least respect them.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:34

    I doubt anyone would cancel the mag because the video is bad

    Unless they carry on at that level

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:34

    Hmmm if you think you're buying a professional product and then you see the goons that are producing it, it might stop me renewing a subscription....

    especially when you realise they're all in the uk when a grand prix is on. does no-one from that mag need to be in malaysia?

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:34

    Hmmm if you think you're buying a professional product and then you see the goons that are producing it, it might stop me renewing a subscription....

    I have been reading Nigel Roebuck since the 1970s. I am not going to change my opinion because the video is dodgy

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:35

    Very, very unlikely. Of all the motorsports magazines out there, Motorsport has the least connection (that I know of) between its core print product and its website.

    Agreed

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:35

    i can't take them seriously anymore. i wasn't a subscriber because the content didn't interest me, but two years ago, i did at least respect them.

    That should be named, The James Allen curve :D

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:35

    especially when you realise they're all in the uk when a grand prix is on. does no-one from that mag need to be in malaysia?

    The specialism of the magazine is F1 through the lens of historical perspective. You can be anywhere in the world to do that provided it has a decent internet connection.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:35

    That should be named, The James Allen curve :D

    hehehe. i just to respect him when he was a pitlane analyst :)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:35

    That should be named, The James Allen curve :D

    :D

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:36

    I think you can distinguish between different products produced by the same people. Just because a video is bad doesn't mean their written articles are bad.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:36

    The specialism of the magazine is F1 through the lens of historical perspective. You can be anywhere in the world to do that provided it has a decent internet connection.

    what are they talking about in the video? not 1970's f1.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:37

    I think you can distinguish between different products produced by the same people. Just because a video is bad doesn't mean their written articles are bad.

    but it does mean their perception of quality is much lower than i would hope. maybe their benchmark for quality articles is equally low?

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:37

    That should be named, The James Allen curve :D

    hehehe. i just to respect him when he was a pitlane analyst :)

    And then he tried narrated video

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:37

    especially when you realise they're all in the uk when a grand prix is on. does no-one from that mag need to be in malaysia?

    I don't see why, that's not their specialism, or it wasn't when I bought one a while ago. They aren't F1 Racing.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:38

    And then he tried narrated video

    nah, i hated him for being a commentator and ruining years of f1.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:38

    what are they talking about in the video? not 1970's f1.

    They are reviewing all sorts of things including Moto GP. I don't think you need to go to all the events to do that

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:38

    what are they talking about in the video? not 1970's f1.

    They're looking at it with the lens of 1970s F1 and the intervening times. They don't need to say they are because it's in the angles they chase. You won't catch Motorsport interviewing newbies any time soon - they want people who have been in there long enough to understand that lens of experience and expect answers that implicitly demonstrate the interview subject has a memory longer than a week last Wednesday.

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:38

    but it does mean their perception of quality is much lower than i would hope. maybe their benchmark for quality articles is equally low?

    Why would it be? Their benchmark for quality articles is very high. They are still working on the video and audio and haven't found their benchmarks yet. They are writers not producers.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:39

    I don't see why, that's not their specialism, or it wasn't when I bought one a while ago. They aren't F1 Racing.

    just me then. if you're prepared to put out that crappy video, you're prepared to put out any old crap in print too.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:39

    And then he tried narrated video

    There was no need to bring that up again. I had almost forgotten that

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 18:39

    Oh wait a second, is it a day with a Y in it? Must be about time Mr C had an argument.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:39

    but it does mean their perception of quality is much lower than i would hope. maybe their benchmark for quality articles is equally low?

    No. It means their production standards for a particular medium are low. Not only does it say nothing about their print production standards, but it says nothing whatsoever about the content quality standards (for either medium, unless you spotted some factual errors in the podcast or something).

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 18:39

    I think opinions on quality can change very quickly. Mine certainly can. For example I used to read the Independent newspaper pretty regularly until I read a lead article about a topic I knew a lot about already. I could never read it again after that.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:39

    Oh wait a second, is it a day with a Y in it? Must be about time Mr C had an argument.

    hehe, i must do something more creative (and actually listenable).

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:40

    just me then. if you're prepared to put out that crappy video, you're prepared to put out any old crap in print too.

    I'd give it a second go, if that was the same, I wouldn't again

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:40

    nah, i hated him for being a commentator and ruining years of f1.

    Treating a live race as narrated video probably didn't help his cause...

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:40

    just me then. if you're prepared to put out that crappy video, you're prepared to put out any old crap in print too.

    Sounds like you've never bought a copy of Motor Sport.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:41

    just me then. if you're prepared to put out that crappy video, you're prepared to put out any old crap in print too.

    I think that is unfair. THey are like a lot of businesses in all sorts of fields. They are very good at one thing and are trying to branch out and are not particularly good at the new stuff yet. They will get there

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:41

    Oh wait a second, is it a day with a Y in it? Must be about time Mr C had an argument.

    It's a fun argument (for me and I suspect Mr C at any rate). Hope we're not spoiling the ambience for you. #sorrychristineifitis

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:41

    Sounds like you've never bought a copy of Motor Sport.

    yup, i bought one once in 2007.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:41

    Oh wait a second, is it a day with a Y in it? Must be about time Mr C had an argument.

    :D

    I think he needs a holiday. I recommend Air Asia

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:42

    I think he needs a holiday. I recommend Air Asia

    He went to Boston last week... vicariously!

    Well, that is how he travels

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 18:42

    I think that is unfair. THey are like a lot of businesses in all sorts of fields. They are very good at one thing and are trying to branch out and are not particularly good at the new stuff yet. They will get there

    So why don't they hire someone who knows what they're doing. Or produce content for internal analysis until they've got it sorted. Obviously they think the content they've produced is good enough or they wouldn't send it out.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:42

    Well, that is how he travels

    hehe

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:43

    It's a fun argument (for me and I suspect Mr C at any rate). Hope we're not spoiling the ambience for you. #sorrychristineifitis

    That is one of the things I like about this site. You can have an argument without it being heated. Very rare on the net.

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:43

    Sounds like you've never bought a copy of Motor Sport.

    yup, i bought one once in 2007.

    Then are you playing devils' advocate on behalf of someone who's never heard of Motor Sport and what their impressions would be if they heard about the video before all else? Otherwise I don't understand the point. The print mag has the best reputation of all racing mags, the only time that slid was when Haymarket mucked it around. Good writers putting out a bad video/podcast doesn't make their writing bad.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:43

    yup, i bought one once in 2007.

    That's about the same vintage as my newest Motorsport (I have the 2006 one with the Damon Hill interview and the 2007 one immediately after the McLaren/Ferrari mess). Nice magazine but too expensive for me.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:43

    So why don't they hire someone who knows what they're doing. Or produce content for internal analysis until they've got it sorted. Obviously they think the content they've produced is good enough or they wouldn't send it out.

    agreed. by all means pay someone and learn from them, but don't expose yourself in front of the world like that. it's embarrassing to see.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:43

    That is one of the things I like about this site. You can have an argument without it being heated. Very rare on the net.

    Hitler would have produced good quality video

    #Meme

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:45

    So why don't they hire someone who knows what they're doing. Or produce content for internal analysis until they've got it sorted. Obviously they think the content they've produced is good enough or they wouldn't send it out.

    Considering the lack of people who appear to know what they're doing in this field, Motorsport's best hope is probably to hire you, Mr C. You know what you're doing, you love F1 and you won't take any nonsense off the decision-makers :)

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:45

    Then are you playing devils' advocate on behalf of someone who's never heard of Motor Sport and what their impressions would be if they heard about the video before all else? Otherwise I don't understand the point. The print mag has the best reputation of all racing mags, the only time that slid was when Haymarket mucked it around. Good writers putting out a bad video/podcast doesn't make their writing bad.

    no i'm not.

    the point is, if you can put that video out and put your name on it, your perception of quality is so much lower than i can deal with, i don't want to know how you lay out your magazine, how you crop images, choose typefaces or write copy.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:45

    Considering the lack of people who appear to know what they're doing in this field, Motorsport's best hope is probably to hire you, Mr C. You know what you're doing, you love F1 and you won't take any nonsense off the decision-makers :)

    Would he have to leave home or the office? That could be a deal breaker

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:46

    I like the look of these

    RT @OfficialSF1Team: Es feins Bettmuempfeli! Good night from KL. http://yfrog.com/hsqedzaj

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:46

    Considering the lack of people who appear to know what they're doing in this field, Motorsport's best hope is probably to hire you, Mr C. You know what you're doing, you love F1 and you won't take any nonsense off the decision-makers :)

    i'm not good enough. that's my point, i want to LOOK UP to these people. i don't want to be better than them.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:47

    I like the look of these

    RT @OfficialSF1Team: Es feins Bettmuempfeli! Good night from KL. http://yfrog.com/hsqedzaj

    They should market Sauber Chowder

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:47

    Would he have to leave home or the office? That could be a deal breaker

    I believe Mr C could negotiate, or perhaps get Motorsport to pay for a trusted apprentice to be his "agent in Chelsea"...

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:47

    Hitler would have produced good quality video

    He had Lene Riefenstahl to do that. Spelling will be wrong

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:48

    i'm not good enough. that's my point, i want to LOOK UP to these people. i don't want to be better than them.

    You're going to be looking an awfully long time then. You don't know how good you are...

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:48

    Considering the lack of people who appear to know what they're doing in this field, Motorsport's best hope is probably to hire you, Mr C. You know what you're doing, you love F1 and you won't take any nonsense off the decision-makers :)

    Sub-contract web stuff to sidepodcast.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:48

    the point is, if you can put that video out and put your name on it, your perception of quality is so much lower than i can deal with, i don't want to know how you lay out your magazine, how you crop images, choose typefaces or write copy.

    They should have higher quality standards. I agree with that much

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 18:49

    the point is, if you can put that video out and put your name on it, your perception of quality is so much lower than i can deal with, i don't want to know how you lay out your magazine, how you crop images, choose typefaces or write copy.

    I disagree. They've had a lifetime working with all those things and know them intimately. Video etc is new to them and they haven't a clue what they are doing with it, or what is good and what isn't. I agree they should find someone who does but I can't see how a lack of knowledge in one area badly affects an area they know maybe more than anyone.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:49

    You're going to be looking an awfully long time then. You don't know how good you are...

    I keep telling him that.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:50

    Hitler would have produced good quality video

    He had Lene Riefenstahl to do that. Spelling will be wrong

    Godwins's Law failed me :(

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:50

    here's a good example of a low budget video (cannon 5d dslr), made by people who know what they're doing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjPop_M7sEo

    that oooozes quality, that's the kind of thing i expect from haymarket, motorsport magazine, f1 teams or whatever. that is better than we can produce and that is my benchmark.

    if we can do it on a budget of nothing... it isn't good enough.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:50

    I keep telling him that.

    :) Well, modesty is a virtue...

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:51

    here's a good example of a low budget video (cannon 5d dslr), made by people who know what they're doing:

    £775 is a low-budget video camera? *faints*

  • jpancoast08/04/2011 at 18:51

    Godwins's Law failed me :(

    You just didn't use it correctly!

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 18:52

    I keep telling him that.

    :) Well, modesty is a virtue...

    Unbelievable. He starts fights every single day, and the conclusion is that he's brilliant?

    Bah. I'm gonna start being more contrary.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:52

    £775 is a low-budget video camera? *faints*

    For handheld HD, yes

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:52

    Bah. I'm gonna start being more contrary.

    No you're not ;)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:53

    For handheld HD, yes

    It's in HD? That's probably why it slowed my computer down running the video...

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:53

    Godwins's Law failed me :(

    I beat Godwin. WIN

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:53

    Unbelievable. He starts fights every single day, and the conclusion is that he's brilliant?

    It's not a fight, it's discussion

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:53

    £775 is a low-budget video camera? *faints*

    very, very low budget. a bbc standard camera costs £17,000.

    http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/index.php?t=product/sony_pmw-500&bannerID=5

    if you wanna shoot news stories etc. for feature programs you can triple that and then double it :)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:53

    Bah. I'm gonna start being more contrary.

    We know you're brilliant, we just keep forgetting to tell you. Sorry :(

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:53

    Bah. I'm gonna start being more contrary.

    You are brilliant too.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:54

    Unbelievable. He starts fights every single day, and the conclusion is that he's brilliant?

    i do?

    Bah. I'm gonna start being more contrary.

    uh-oh xx

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:54

    if you wanna shoot news stories etc. for feature programs you can triple that and then double it :)

    I don't see any way Motorsport would be caught spending £17000 on freebie content in an entire decade...

  • jpancoast08/04/2011 at 18:54

    here's a good example of a low budget video (cannon 5d dslr), made by people who know what they're doing:

    mmmm... Lisa Bettany...

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:54

    It's not a fight, it's discussion

    No it's not. It's a fight. No wonder we can't start a proper flame war

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:55

    very, very low budget. a bbc standard camera costs £17,000.

    Ok, yes but on a pro-am scale that's not necesary.

    Last season's finale of House was filmed on an SLR photographic camera

    I think, the 5D that Mr C mentioned

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:55

    I don't see any way Motorsport would be caught spending £17000 on freebie content in an entire decade...

    i know, but that's why you rent freelancers for a couple of hundred a day.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:55

    No it's not. It's a fight. No wonder we can't start a proper flame war

    :D

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:55

    Last season's finale of House was filmed on an SLR photographic camera

    I think, the 5D that Mr C mentioned

    true enough, but i heard they spent a lot more time/money in post production to sort it all out. just a rumour though.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 18:56

    mmmm... Lisa Bettany...

    If I had know that I would have clicked on the link. Great photographer and has her own show on TWiT now

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:56

    Ok, yes but on a pro-am scale that's not necesary.

    agreed. sorry, was just making a point.

  • jpancoast08/04/2011 at 18:56

    If I had know that I would have clicked on the link. Great photographer and has her own show on TWiT now

    wait, she has a show and a brain?

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:56

    No it's not. It's a fight. No wonder we can't start a proper flame war

    I agree with you. No, hang on...

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 18:56

    If I had know that I would have clicked on the link. Great photographer and has her own show on TWiT now

    alex lindsay's brother shot the video, watch it, it's amazing.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 18:57

    true enough, but i heard they spent a lot more time/money in post production to sort it all out. just a rumour though.

    Ask Janna

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 18:58

    i know, but that's why you rent freelancers for a couple of hundred a day.

    £200 a day x 16 days (for the number of videocasts Motorsport produces at the rate I can see on the website) = £3200 per year. Over the 10-year range, that's more than the £17000 camera that I said would blow the decadely freebie budget.

    The only way the podcasts are going to be done to a quality Mr C will accept is if they cost money. Quite substantial money.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:00

    £200 a day x 16 days (for the number of videocasts Motorsport produces at the rate I can see on the website) = £3200 per year. Over the 10-year range, that's more than the £17000 camera that I said would blow the decadely freebie budget.

    Who's paying the camera operator cos I can guarantee he doesn't come for free and a tad more than £17k?

    Surprised there were no commments for the youtube vid, until now

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:02

    Who's paying the camera operator cos I can guarantee he doesn't come for free and a tad more than £17k?

    I don't care what the camera operator costs. My point is that the camera on its own would be more than the likely decade budget for freebies...

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:02

    Ok, moving on. Free Practice - highlights only or worth putting on in the background for some interesting commentary and a few choice moments?

  • jpancoast08/04/2011 at 19:03

    Ok, moving on. Free Practice - highlights only or worth putting on in the background for some interesting commentary and a few choice moments?

    Hitler hated free practice!

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:03

    Hitler hated free practice!

    Back then, the first lap was everything

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:04

    Ok, moving on. Free Practice - highlights only or worth putting on in the background for some interesting commentary and a few choice moments?

    I've had the comms on while tidying up. It's alright :) Up to you.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 19:04

    I don't care what the camera operator costs. My point is that the camera on its own would be more than the likely decade budget for freebies...

    i've confused you alia. i am not suggesting motorsport buy or rent a £17,000 camera. i'm just telling you that £700 is cheap as chips. watch the camera+ video it looks amazing and it was done on a £700 camera.

    forget the 17,000 price tag.

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:04

    I've had the comms on while tidying up. It's alright :) Up to you.

    Anything to distract me from being HUNGRY!!!

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:04

    alex lindsay's brother shot the video, watch it, it's amazing.

    The video is a plug for her iphone app. Great quality

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:05

    Ok, moving on. Free Practice - highlights only or worth putting on in the background for some interesting commentary and a few choice moments?

    It's worth watching to see all the cars falling apart in interesting ways

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:05

    The video is a plug for her iphone app. Great quality

    Camera+ is good. Still no app that does everything the best but in time...

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:05

    i've confused you alia. i am not suggesting motorsport buy or rent a £17,000 camera. i'm just telling you that £700 is cheap as chips. watch the camera+ video it looks amazing and it was done on a £700 camera.

    Other than the video was sufficiently jerky due to the bit rate that I struggled to watch it at all. There's a reason why few streams are done to full SD capacity let alone HD.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:05

    Hitler hated free practice!

    He had two racing teams

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:06

    It's worth watching to see all the cars falling apart in interesting ways

    Sold

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:06

    It's worth watching to see all the cars falling apart in interesting ways

    This is true. Poor build quality all round!!

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:06

    i've confused you alia. i am not suggesting motorsport buy or rent a £17,000 camera. i'm just telling you that £700 is cheap as chips. watch the camera+ video it looks amazing and it was done on a £700 camera.

    Other than that, thank you for clarifying you meant to advise a £700 camera plus someone with a clue on how to operate it.

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 19:07

    Other than the video was sufficiently jerky due to the bit rate that I struggled to watch it at all. There's a reason why few streams are done to full SD capacity let alone HD.

    ok, trust me then, that when you find people who know what they are doing, a very small budget can go a long way.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:07

    ok, trust me then, that when you find people who know what they are doing, a very small budget can go a long way.

    Will do.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:08

    Is the argument over or do we need to pay for another half hour?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMlv3ripSM

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 19:08

    Is the argument over or do we need to pay for another half hour?

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=teMlv3ripSM

    hehehe. love the conversation all, i must go watch things that inspire me now :)

  • Mr C08/04/2011 at 19:09

    hehehe. love the conversation all, i must go watch things that inspire me now :)

    and #sorrychristine

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:09

    Is the argument over or do we need to pay for another half hour?

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=teMlv3ripSM

    I saw that last week, was probably linked from here :D

    Worthy repost though

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:09

    hehehe. love the conversation all, i must go watch things that inspire me now :)

    OK. Thanks for the chat :)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:09

    and #sorrychristine

    Me too.

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:18

    My diet sucks. Can I give up yet?

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:18

    My diet sucks. Can I give up yet?

    No

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:20

    No

    Humph! I'm hungry... :(

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 19:21

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/mark-webber-leads-both-friday-free-practice-sessions-in-malaysia

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:21

    Humph! I'm hungry... :(

    That means it's working

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:22

    My diet sucks. Can I give up yet?

    Yes

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:23

    That means it's working

    That means its the wrong diet

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:24

    That means it's working

    That means its the wrong diet

    If you aren't hungry, you aren't consuming more calories than you eat

    Atkins will load fat into your ateries by the shovel load, that doesn't count

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:24

    If you aren't hungry, you aren't consuming more calories than you eat

    *burning more than you eat

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)08/04/2011 at 19:26

    Hitler hated free practice!

    Well, the Soviets hated "escape roads!" ;-)

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:26

    I'm just too used to eating sandwiches and crisps at this time of night.... Bad habit that's now totally banned!!

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:26

    I'm just too used to eating sandwiches and crisps at this time of night.... Bad habit that's now totally banned!!

    Fruit?

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:27

    I'm just too used to eating sandwiches and crisps at this time of night.... Bad habit that's now totally banned!!

    Celery? It takes more calories to eat a stick of celery than there are in the stick of celery itself, but it has lots of fibre for that feeling of fullness.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:29

    Celery? It takes more calories to eat a stick of celery than there are in the stick of celery itself, but it has lots of fibre for that feeling of fullness.

    Untrue

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:30

    Untrue

    It is? Must be one of those stories Mum made up to get me to eat my vegetables then...

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:30

    It is? Must be one of those stories Mum made up to get me to eat my vegetables then...

    Yep. Urban myth

  • Nathan08/04/2011 at 19:32

    Evening folks.

    Thought I'd drop by and see if I can bump Sauber's point score with this lovely video :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBFJ0q2I8dE&feature=channel_video_title

    They're also improving their website, now has a little section for upcoming interviews with team members. They had a nice one with a marketing person - I forgot his title heh - so if they get some more involved personnel it could make a nice feature :)

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:33

    Celery? It takes more calories to eat a stick of celery than there are in the stick of celery itself, but it has lots of fibre for that feeling of fullness.

    Untrue

    Well, maybe the jury is still out but I'm not spending more than 5 minutes proving or disproving it and my time is up :D

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:33

    I've also been trying to eat soup at work and adding beans to it for proteiny fibry goodness instead of cheesy paninis. I don't think my wallet could cope with not taking my free lunch though.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:34

    I've also been trying to eat soup at work and adding beans to it for proteiny fibry goodness instead of cheesy paninis. I don't think my wallet could cope with not taking my free lunch though.

    Are you doing the low G.I. thing?

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:34

    Well, maybe the jury is still out but I'm not spending more than 5 minutes proving or disproving it and my time is up :D

    No I'm pretty sure I've read a paper about that before. The long and the short of it is that it's nonsense....

  • RG08/04/2011 at 19:34

    They're also improving their website, now has a little section for upcoming interviews with team members. They had a nice one with a marketing person - I forgot his title heh - so if they get some more involved personnel it could make a nice feature :)

    If only they would sort the stupid language feature out.

    Also doing one of those 'live viewing' events in Hinwil, if you can afford it and live in Switzerland... http://community.sauberf1team.com/events.cfm?luuid=2R53DKE9

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 19:35

    Well, maybe the jury is still out but I'm not spending more than 5 minutes proving or disproving it and my time is up :D

    :D

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:35

    If only they would sort the stupid language feature out.

    I looked at their team merch the other day and it took 3 lots of back and forward clicks to get it in English. With English language selected

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:36

    Are you doing the low G.I. thing?

    No not really. I think the crux of this issue is that (free lunch aside) my meals are healthy and nutritious but I snack way too much. I have a major weakness for salt and vinegar crisps or chips or peanuts. That kind of thing.

  • RG08/04/2011 at 19:36

    I looked at their team merch the other day and it took 3 lots of back and forward clicks to get it in English. With English language selected

    It was far, far worse last year so it is at least an improvement. I give up on the media section, so now I could tell you the German for login.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:37

    No not really. I think the crux of this issue is that (free lunch aside) my meals are healthy and nutritious but I snack way too much. I have a major weakness for salt and vinegar crisps or chips or peanuts. That kind of thing.

    Look into it, cut nothing out but proportioin your meals correctly

    And stay off the crisps = bad carbs :D

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:39

    And stay off the crisps = bad carbs :D

    See if I could do this, I'd be a size 8!!!

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:40

    See if I could do this, I'd be a size 8!!!

    Then enjoy life, live with it and love yourself

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:41

    Then enjoy life, live with it and love yourself

    Hah no this is no good! My summer clothes are too tight and I can't afford any new ones. So a 4 week evening snacking ban is definitely in force!

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 19:42

    No not really. I think the crux of this issue is that (free lunch aside) my meals are healthy and nutritious but I snack way too much. I have a major weakness for salt and vinegar crisps or chips or peanuts. That kind of thing.

    I don't eat particularly healthy and I snack a lot... trying to slightly change both but I always give myself Friday off. :)

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:43

    I don't eat particularly healthy and I snack a lot... trying to slightly change both but I always give myself Friday off. :)

    Treats are definitely required

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 19:43

    No not really. I think the crux of this issue is that (free lunch aside) my meals are healthy and nutritious but I snack way too much. I have a major weakness for salt and vinegar crisps or chips or peanuts. That kind of thing.

    Maybe that's the body's way of saying 'eat more at meal time'

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:43

    Treats are definitely required

    Erm NO!!! You're a bad influence!

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:44

    Erm NO!!! You're a bad influence!

    Rare treats, though this is not news to me

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:46

    Erm NO!!! You're a bad influence!

    People who promote diets are the bad influence

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 19:47

    Treats are definitely required

    Yes, especially if you can make them smaller.

    Today's Friday exemption is bacon sandwiches but I'm not putting butter on the bread and I've got a few green things too. Partly because I ran out of things in the cupboards. This makes up for feeble pasta stuff I had Wednesday. :)

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:48

    People who promote diets are the bad influence

    Eating healthily is better than the acceptable meaning of the word 'diet'

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 19:48

    People who promote diets are the bad influence

    Eating healthily is better than the acceptable meaning of the word 'diet'

    It is better to eat vaguely heathily than to binge and try to diet it all off. Unproven but it feels it. :)

    On the shopping list: scales

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:48

    Eating healthily is better than the acceptable meaning of the word 'diet'

    Agreed but they promote unrealistic images of what is possible

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:49

    People who promote diets are the bad influence

    I don't think you can always trust your appetite though. I get very hungry when I'm hormonal. Ignoring being hungry isn't the same as starving yourself.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:50

    Agreed but they promote unrealistic images of what is possible

    Absolutely

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 19:51

    I don't think you can always trust your appetite though. I get very hungry when I'm hormonal. Ignoring being hungry isn't the same as starving yourself.

    I trust mine totally. If your body is telling you that it wants food it may need it.

    Cutting out one meal or evening snacks is a bad move. Eat as often as normal but eat less each time.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:51

    I don't think you can always trust your appetite though. I get very hungry when I'm hormonal. Ignoring being hungry isn't the same as starving yourself.

    What you choose to eat at those times is in your control though

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 19:56

    Cutting out one meal or evening snacks is a bad move. Eat as often as normal but eat less each time.

    I just eat too much. There really is no need to be eating at 9pm! I'm sure in a couple of weeks I can break the habit.

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:57

    Film Fact: In regards to return on investment, the most profitable film of all time is?

    [time limited question]

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 19:59

    Film Fact: In regards to return on investment, the most profitable film of all time is?

    In reverse order, the Top 3

    3. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    Return on investment: 2520% (Budget $15 million / Gross revenue $378 million)

    2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Return on investment: 3172% (Budget: $25 million / Gross Revenue: $793 million)

    1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

    Return on investment: 6150% (Budget $6 million / Gross revenue $369 million)

    http://www.movieline.com/2011/03/how-much-did-you-contribute-to-the-15-most-profitable-films-grosses.php?_r=true

    [Only 1 I've missed]

  • Steven Roy08/04/2011 at 20:00

    I just eat too much. There really is no need to be eating at 9pm! I'm sure in a couple of weeks I can break the habit.

    Breaking habits is difficult. Cutting back slightly at each meal is easier

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 20:00

    In reverse order, the Top 3

    Not Blair Witch?

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 20:01

    taking a screen break for Have I Got News For You..

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 20:01

    taking a screen break for Have I Got News For You..

    or.. exchanging screens :)

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 20:01

    taking a screen break for Have I Got News For You..

    Ooooh is it a new one??

  • Pat W08/04/2011 at 20:02

    Ooooh is it a new one??

    Yep

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 20:03

    Not Blair Witch?

    Apparently not

    Though...

    Budget $500,000-$750,000

    Gross revenue $248,639,099

    Maybe they missed it in the research

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 20:07

    Maybe they missed it in the research

    Apparently, it should be 2nd with a 4,143% return.

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 20:08

    evening guys! Good news... I come bringing you not only my williams on forza 3 but a PING!!!

    http://toata.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/176-introducing-the-jaguar-xk-williams-fw33/

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 20:11

    toata.wordpress.c…xk-williams-fw33/

    That is flippin' amazing.

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 20:11

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/youve-been-framed

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 20:11

    evening guys! Good news... I come bringing you not only my williams on forza 3 but a PING!!!

    toata.wordpress.c…xk-williams-fw33/

    Pastor better not scratch that paintwork

    Nice job Lukeh

  • RG08/04/2011 at 20:12

    toata.wordpress.c…xk-williams-fw33/

    I am impressed with the creativity.

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 20:13

    That is flippin' amazing.

    I'm incredibly tempted into looking into buying screen capture software to actually record creating a livery and just speed it up to just show how everything is created, think it'd make for an interesting little video for people to see.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 20:13

    Apparently, it should be 2nd with a 4,143% return.

    maybe, but they blew a cool $25 million marketing it

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 20:15

    maybe, but they blew a cool $25 million marketing it

    Maybe that's what did it

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 20:18

    Maybe that's what did it

    maybe, although that's a pretty standard marketing figure these days

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 20:19

    maybe, although that's a pretty standard marketing figure these days

    True but not as a multiple of production costs

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:30

    Cutting out one meal or evening snacks is a bad move. Eat as often as normal but eat less each time.

    Also, try to figure out what you need to eat. Sometimes the body craves a particular food because it's actually after some type of nutrient that is featured in it. Therefore if you crave a particular unhealthy food a lot, it may be worth considering stocking healthier-but-still-tasty alternative sources of that nutrient and possibly alternate between them.

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 20:30

    Also, try to figure out what you need to eat. Sometimes the body craves a particular food because it's actually after some type of nutrient that is featured in it. Therefore if you crave a particular unhealthy food a lot, it may be worth considering stocking healthier-but-still-tasty alternative sources of that nutrient and possibly alternate between them.

    Hah! Crisps and pizza?? :D

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:31

    I just eat too much. There really is no need to be eating at 9pm! I'm sure in a couple of weeks I can break the habit.

    Several cultures (particularly in the Mediterranean) have a habit of eating late. The time itself isn't a problem as long as you're not eating lorryloads of food just before bedtime.

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 20:32

    I just eat too much. There really is no need to be eating at 9pm! I'm sure in a couple of weeks I can break the habit.

    You would go crazy if you lived in lou's uni flat ;)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:33

    Hah! Crisps and pizza?? :D

    Fat? Sugar? Salt? Fibre? (Crisps can contain quite a lot of fibre relative to other snacks)? The nutrients associated with whatever you put on the pizza toppings?

  • Bassano08/04/2011 at 20:34

    You would go crazy if you lived in lou's uni flat ;)

    Students don't exactly keep traditional time scales

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:35

    Maybe they missed it in the research

    Maybe the budget was so small they thought it was a misprint...

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 20:35

    Students don't exactly keep traditional time scales

    Perhaps now is a good time for Alison to adjust to her future student ways :)

  • Alison08/04/2011 at 20:36

    Perhaps now is a good time for Alison to adjust to her future student ways :)

    Hehehehe I already live on about 5 hours sleep a night....

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 20:36

    Maybe the budget was so small they thought it was a misprint...

    I'm wondering what El Mariachi grossed, it was made for $7000

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:38

    I'm incredibly tempted into looking into buying screen capture software to actually record creating a livery and just speed it up to just show how everything is created, think it'd make for an interesting little video for people to see.

    Would BB Flashback Express do? It's free and I quite like it...

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 20:39

    Would BB Flashback Express do? It's free and I quite like it...

    I meant hardware, sorry. Would go through my TV and Xbox.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:40

    I meant hardware, sorry. Would go through my TV and Xbox.

    Ah, OK. Unfortunately I cannot advise on that subject...

  • startledbunny08/04/2011 at 20:42

    I meant hardware, sorry. Would go through my TV and Xbox.

    Would be difficult. Has to be Component Video Recording. HDMI is not possible, with the HDCP system.

  • Maverick08/04/2011 at 20:43

    I'm wondering what El Mariachi grossed, it was made for $7000

    $2000000 so 28571% - take that big fat greek wedding!

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 20:44

    $2000000 so 28571% - take that big fat greek wedding!

    Brilliant!

  • startledbunny08/04/2011 at 20:47

    I meant hardware, sorry. Would go through my TV and Xbox.

    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

    costs around the £200 mark though.

  • Lukeh08/04/2011 at 20:47

    costs around the £200 mark though.

    Yeeeeeeesh!

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 21:21

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/04/08/some-absolutely-great-radio/

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2011 at 21:40

    Apparently Formula1.com thinks that Opera 11 is a mobile browser. Even though it's on my desktop...

  • Christine08/04/2011 at 23:22

    New daily ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-9th-april-2011