Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 9th August 2011. Formula One is currently on 'holiday' for the summer, although some news is still trickling in and here are a few things to tide you over.

F1 News

Non-F1 Stuff

Now I must leave you once more so all that is left for me to do is say I hope you have a good day and I shall see you in the comments!

229 responses

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/08/2011 at 23:06

    So Tuesday, what will today bring?

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:10

    Evening everyone. Is Steven around ?

  • Bassano08/08/2011 at 23:10

    So Tuesday, what will today bring?

    Calm, hopefully

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:11

    Evening everyone. Is Steven around ?

    You called?

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/08/2011 at 23:12

    Calm, hopefully

    I hope...

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:12

    Steven Roy 09/08/2011 at 00:11:26

    Evening everyone. Is Steven around ?

    You called?

    Exceelent. Yes, we have figured out how "Black Stiing" Technology works, as I have a theory...

  • Kai08/08/2011 at 23:12

    Calm, hopefully

    Yes.

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:13

    Exceelent. Yes, we have figured out how "Black Stiing" Technology works, as I have a theory...

    I thought we volunteered Guille to figure it out

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:14

    Steven Roy 09/08/2011 at 00:13:36

    Exceelent. Yes, we have figured out how "Black Stiing" Technology works, as I have a theory...

    I thought we volunteered Guille to figure it out

    Like I said, it is only a theory.....

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:15

    Like I said, it is only a theory.....

    OK let's hear it

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:19

    Like I said, it is only a theory.....

    OK let's hear it

    It works based on simple principals of "Elasticity" to compress vast distances in space-time using shortcuts in subspace. Call it wormholes, if you will.

    Of course, I will be the first to admit that this thoery is a "bit of a Stretch".... :P...

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:23

    It works based on simple principals of "Elasticity" to compress vast distances in space-time using shortcuts in subspace. Call it wormholes, if you will.

    Sounds like Amy has borrowed some Borg trans-warp technology

    Of course, I will be the first to admit that this thoery is a "bit of a Stretch".... :P...

    I think your knowledge of this is hanging by a thread

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:32

    It works based on simple principals of "Elasticity" to compress vast distances in space-time using shortcuts in subspace. Call it wormholes, if you will.

    Sounds like Amy has borrowed some Borg trans-warp technology

    Of course, I will be the first to admit that this thoery is a "bit of a Stretch".... :P...

    I think your knowledge of this is hanging by a thread

    No problem, what we do know, Black String technology has an extremely high rate constant, so that thread supporting my knowlegde will not snap. ...

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:39

    No problem, what we do know, Black String technology has an extremely high rate constant, so that thread supporting my knowlegde will not snap. ...

    I think we need to read up on some Heim theory

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:46

    Steven Roy 09/08/2011 at 00:39:44

    No problem, what we do know, Black String technology has an extremely high rate constant, so that thread supporting my knowlegde will not snap. ...

    I think we need to read up on some Heim theory

    No frog catching any fly ever required Heim theory, if you want an earth-bound example of this "elasticity" theory.... Just picture "Black String" to be the Frog's tongue, and the fly the destintation.

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:48

    No frog catching any fly ever required Heim theory, if you want an earth-bound example of this "elasticity" theory.... Just picture "Black String" to be the Frog's tongue, and the fly the destintation.

    How does the frog breathe in space? Do we need a frog trainer? How do we get anywhere if the frog dies?

  • Jordan F108/08/2011 at 23:55

    How does the frog breathe in space? Do we need a frog trainer?

    There is that, isn't there? Well to answer your question - the frog can not breathe in space so he justs croaks, doesn't he? :P

    Fortunately, I was just using the Frog and the fly as an earth-bound example. We will not need a Frog trainer

  • Steven Roy08/08/2011 at 23:59

    There is that, isn't there? Well to answer your question - the frog can not breathe in space so he justs croaks, doesn't he? :P

    :D

    Fortunately, I was just using the Frog and the fly as an earth-bound example. We will not need a Frog trainer

    Phew. Given how difficult it is to get any volunteers for this mission the chances of finding a qualified space frog trainer who would want to go would be slim.

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 00:12

    Steven Roy: 09/08/2011 at 01:08:51

    I was think of expanding Christine's role from Panda trainer to Animal Trainer to cover that issue. Of course we then have to ask how would we reward that frog if he does his job well - will Christine - "Kiss That Frog" ?

    I see you have perfected time travel. WHy have you moved to yesterday's post?

    Oddd, refreshing the realtime gave me yesterday's daily for some reason....

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 00:13

    Anyway, me being on the right Zulu time is easily fixed....

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 00:14

    Oddd, refreshing the realtime gave me yesterday's daily for some reason....

    Did the same to me earlier

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 00:15

    To bad it ruined the "Peter Gabriel" joke...

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 00:17

    To bad it ruined the "Peter Gabriel" joke...

    Shame :)

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 00:30

    Can we keep the comments on one post?

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 00:32

    What do you think of following the Airplane 2 idea and moving Lou from the 1st Officer's seat to the Skipper's seat or commanding officier's seat?

    This way Lou can have whatever rank from Captain up to Fleet Admiral....

    Lou is not around so convention dictates we can volunteer her

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 00:32

    Sorry, it is still going back a day on refreshes....

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 00:37

    Steven Roy: 09/08/2011 at 01:32:26

    What do you think of following the Airplane 2 idea and moving Lou from the 1st Officer's seat to the Skipper's seat or commanding officier's seat?

    This way Lou can have whatever rank from Captain up to Fleet Admiral....

    Lou is not around so convention dictates we can volunteer her

    Great, there's still a million spots left. Maybe there will a rush of people enlisting based on Lou's popularity here.... I hear she's such a humane Captain.... :p

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 00:39

    Great, there's still a million spots left. Maybe there will a rush of people enlisting based on Lou's popularity here.... I hear she's such a humane Captain.... :p

    Good plan

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 00:50

    Sorry, Steven. I will come back when I am a littl emore observant...

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 00:54

    Sorry, Steven. I will come back when I am a littl emore observant...

    I completely missed the cupcake comment. More cupcakes sounds good

  • Alex Andronov09/08/2011 at 01:45

    Shame. For a second there I thought I was going to be useful as I do actually have direct experience of training frogs in zero gravity, but if you don't need a zero gravity frog trainer then I'll simply go back to whatever my old job was ;)

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 01:48

    Shame. For a second there I thought I was going to be useful as I do actually have direct experience of training frogs in zero gravity, but if you don't need a zero gravity frog trainer then I'll simply go back to whatever my old job was ;)

    Vogue-ing father? :)

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 01:48

    *waves to Nina*

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 01:49

    Shame. For a second there I thought I was going to be useful as I do actually have direct experience of training frogs in zero gravity, but if you don't need a zero gravity frog trainer then I'll simply go back to whatever my old job was ;)

    I am still not convinced we don't need a frog trainer

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 01:51

    I am still not convinced we don't need a frog trainer

    It's good to have one around.

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 01:53

    Dario won't be a spokesperson for a Mercury Grand Marquis.

    @dariofranchitti

    missed my flight last night, the result was a 460 mile road trip home.. in a mercury Grand Marquis, probably the worst car I've ever driver!

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 01:55

    missed my flight last night, the result was a 460 mile road trip home.. in a mercury Grand Marquis, probably the worst car I've ever driver!

    I have never heard of that car but it sounds horrible

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 01:58

    I have never heard of that car but it sounds horrible

    http://www.edmunds.com/mercury/grand-marquis/

    I'd love a pic of him in that car! hehe

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 01:59

    I'd love a pic of him in that car! hehe

    The car looks as bad as I expected it to

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 02:19

    Alex Andronov 09/08/2011 at 02:45:43

    Shame. For a second there I thought I was going to be useful as I do actually have direct experience of training frogs in zero gravity, but if you don't need a zero gravity frog trainer then I'll simply go back to whatever my old job was ;)

    Basically, Giggles your my relief. That's your "old" job , But if we do come under attack by Aliens I suspect that Steven is going to use the time to sneak into Sick Bay and steal some yellow pills, under such circumstance stances I surrender full control of secuirty to you while I running Tactical on the bridge.

    I figure you can make our jobs easier if you use your vast collection of "elevator" music on an endless loop to keep the crew docile enough.

    Oh, I need to show you your non-leathal weaponary should we need to calm down the crew during incidents. The laser blasters are strictly for frying aliens....

    I do not care what you do on your downtime so if you want to train frogs go right ahead. I guess you will be training female frogs so that you can Kiss That Frog for doing their rountines properly?

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 02:28

    Oh, one final other detail, Alex. Until Eric_the_Baker returns, we need to keep an inventory on the rations, as we are without a cook. So far with a still drawing full rations.... For now...

    The Good/Bar news is that the Bar is still fully stocked and requires two crew to operate it.

    Amy can help us in performance of these duties.

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 02:41

    "Come On, Gig, I need ya, I need the old Blade Runner, I need your Magic."

  • Amy09/08/2011 at 04:39

    Amy can help us in performance of these duties.

    psssh no, i'm a lazy dentist

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 06:05

    Amy 09/08/2011 at 05:39:07

    Amy can help us in performance of these duties.

    psssh no, i'm a lazy dentist

    Lazy as in "using freezing agents to assistant in the removal of wisdom teeth is irrelevant" kind of lazy ?

    Night everyone.

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 06:53

    I have never heard of that car but it sounds horrible

    Basically a Ford Crown Vic with some bling on it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 08:11

    Morning all

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 08:31

    Here's Tony's pic: http://lockerz.com/s/127988796

    This must be related to the share swap - some sort of partnership...

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 08:32

    This must be related to the share swap - some sort of partnership...

    He tweeted something about being in London on Friday. Something is going down apparently.

  • That'll be the Day09/08/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    - Which country announced, on this day, they'd like to host an F1 race and managed to see it through to the calendar?

    To learn about this and more events that helped shape Formula 1, get your copy of That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories (Part 2).

  • F1Wolf (in Brno)09/08/2011 at 09:34

    morning

  • F1Wolf (in Brno)09/08/2011 at 09:39

    - Which country announced, on this day, they'd like to host an F1 race and managed to see it through to the calendar?

    any connection with this one ? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93692

  • Paul09/08/2011 at 09:46

    I just won an iPad!

    I never win anything. And then when I do, I win something I've already got.

    Why wasn't it the lottery. Grrrrrrrr

  • Amy09/08/2011 at 09:47

    I just won an iPad!

    woohoo!

    I never win anything. And then when I do, I win something I've already got.

    is it better than your current iPad?

    Why wasn't it the lottery. Grrrrrrrr

    sell it! :D

  • Paul09/08/2011 at 09:49

    is it better than your current iPad?

    I doubt it.

    Not sure if I can sell it as it was a "door prize" at a conference I went to for work

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 09:49

    Nice stuff Paul

  • Paul09/08/2011 at 09:50

    Nice stuff Paul

    I was kind of wishing it was a galaxy tab since I already have an iPad

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 09:50

    I was kind of wishing it was a galaxy tab since I already have an iPad

    Oh I see

  • Amy09/08/2011 at 09:50

    I was kind of wishing it was a galaxy tab since I already have an iPad

    one of the guys I work with bought an acer android tablet. Its awwwwwful.

  • Paul09/08/2011 at 09:51

    one of the guys I work with bought an acer android tablet. Its awwwwwful.

    They do look terrible.......

  • Amy09/08/2011 at 09:51

    They do look terrible.......

    its so heavy!

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 10:12

    I was kind of wishing it was a galaxy tab since I already have an iPad

    Sell it then?

  • Paul09/08/2011 at 10:15

    Sell it then?

    I guess

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 10:19

    one of the guys I work with bought an acer android tablet. Its awwwwwful.

    Hmm. Doesn't seem too promising.

    In other news, my mate from Trinidad got sick of the iPhone that he broke trying to jailbreak and has bought a Samsung Galaxy II...

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 10:53

    Some more potential calendar juggling going down

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93694

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93692

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 10:54

    Although if they do go back to Mexico and it ends up being yet another street circuit, I may lose the plot

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 11:00

    Although if they do go back to Mexico and it ends up being yet another street circuit, I may lose the plot

    There's no way they'll race at the Mexico City racetrack - not without spoiling it (again, again)...

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 11:02

    There's no way they'll race at the Mexico City racetrack - not without spoiling it (again, again)...

    It was reconfigured already for the CART races if I remember correctly

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 11:07

    Nope - my mistake. I think CART may have just used a different variation. Didn't realise it also had a oval layout in it

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 11:13

    Nope - my mistake. I think CART may have just used a different variation. Didn't realise it also had a oval layout in it

    They did use it - but cut the last corner in half

    NASCAR used it too.

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 11:15

    They did use it - but cut the last corner in half

    NASCAR used it too.

    Yep.

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 11:33

    I'm going to see a live open air performance of Hamlet at Elsinore on Friday!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 11:35

    I'm going to see a live open air performance of Hamlet at Elsinore on Friday!

    Ace.

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 11:50

    Ace.

    I hope so - I started reading it as I never did in school, so I'm super excited :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 11:51

    I hope so - I started reading it as I never did in school, so I'm super excited :)

    I studied it in school. Very interesting play.

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 12:52

    I studied it in school. Very interesting play.

    I can't wait. I'm gonna have to read it on the iPad before I see it now (i've read act 1)

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 12:56

    This might be the best photo I have seen today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixel-eight/6024429000/in/photostream/

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 13:05

    Boo. I'm not going to go to that play after all. Turns out I lost the chance at getting the tickets :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 13:07

    Boo. I'm not going to go to that play after all. Turns out I lost the chance at getting the tickets :(

    Sucks

    :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 13:07

    This might be the best photo I have seen today: www.flickr.com/ph…0/in/photostream/

    Saw that earlier - just fantastic

  • Janna09/08/2011 at 13:11

    Boo. I'm not going to go to that play after all. Turns out I lost the chance at getting the tickets :(

    Sorry you can't see it live but if you want to see it, now you've read it, the David Tennant/Patrick Stewart RSC production is brilliant http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hamlet-DVD-David-Tennant/dp/B002PXHRFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312895383&sr=8-1

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 13:18

    Sorry you can't see it live but if you want to see it, now you've read it, the David Tennant/Patrick Stewart RSC production is brilliant www.amazon.co.uk/…895383&sr=8-1

    I'll check it out once I've finished reading it. Thanks!

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 13:24

    Sorry you can't see it live but if you want to see it, now you've read it, the David Tennant/Patrick Stewart RSC production is brilliant www.amazon.co.uk/…895383&sr=8-1

    I saw a great version of Macbeth a few years ago with James Macavoy and someone who used to be on Spooks: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1062205/

    They were chefs in a restaurant...

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 13:44

    Leigh O'Gorman 09/08/2011 at 14:07:09

    Boo. I'm not going to go to that play after all. Turns out I lost the chance at getting the tickets :(

    Sucks

    :(

    "Alas, something is rotten in Denmark"......That Rubbergoat can not get tickets to see Hamlet.

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 13:48

    Although if they do go back to Mexico and it ends up being yet another street circuit, I may lose the plot

    Mexico City Street Circuit? Red Bull would never keep up with the local taxis!

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 13:48

    Boo. I'm not going to go to that play after all. Turns out I lost the chance at getting the tickets :(

    Rubbergoat, thou art scholar - speak to the ghost of the complaints department, it might hear you....

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 13:50

    Mexico City Street Circuit? Red Bull would never keep up with the local taxis!

    :D

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 13:51

    Rubbergoat, thou art scholar - speak to the ghost of the complaints department, it might hear you....

    'tis usually nobler, or at least easier, on the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune than try to deal with a complaints department

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 13:53

    Leigh O'Gorman 09/08/2011 at 14:50:20

    Mexico City Street Circuit? Red Bull would never keep up with the local taxis!

    :D

    Mav speaks the turth if the typical Mexican Driver's speed on main roads of Cancun - okayu, the main road - is aanything to go by....

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 13:55

    Mav speaks the turth if the typical Mexican Driver's speed on main roads of Cancun - okayu, the main road - is aanything to go by....

    They could draft in Gutierrez. He has a tendency to occasionally lose the plot on track and drive like an idiot.

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 13:56

    'tis usually nobler, or at least easier, on the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune than try to deal with a complaints department

    "Ahhhh, There's the rub - "

    "To do, or not to do - That is the question for Rubbergoat......."

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 14:04

    They could draft in Gutierrez. He has a tendency to occasionally lose the plot on track and drive like an idiot.

    Sounds like one of the taxi drivers

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 14:06

    When on earth did India's GP circuit get renamed Buddh International - totally missed that one

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 14:09

    Oh dear folks,

    I've been told to get out of Hammersmith, so I'll see you all later

  • RubberGoat09/08/2011 at 14:11

    I've been told to get out of Hammersmith, so I'll see you all later

    Stay safe man!

  • RG09/08/2011 at 14:45

    They could draft in Gutierrez. He has a tendency to occasionally lose the plot on track and drive like an idiot.

    He'll fits in well at Sauber then.

    Stay safe Leigh.

  • Journeyer09/08/2011 at 15:03

    When on earth did India's GP circuit get renamed Buddh International - totally missed that one

    Many months ago - heard that a long time ago.

  • Christine09/08/2011 at 16:18

    Christine's Rankings today, people. All suggestions gratefully received. I'm expecting a quiet one!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 16:22

    Hey folks

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 16:28

    Hey folks

    Hi Leigh. How's it going?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 16:28

    Hi Leigh. How's it going?

    Not too bad - it's all quiet at the minute.

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 16:28

    Not too bad - it's all quiet at the minute.

    Are you at home?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 16:29

    Are you at home?

    Aye - got in about an hour ago. It's all calm here at the minute thankfully.

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 16:31

    Aye - got in about an hour ago. It's all calm here at the minute thankfully.

    Good. Quiet is what we're going for. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 16:33

    Good. Quiet is what we're going for. :)

    The news is saying there's lots of stand-offs, but no action at the minute.

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 16:34

    I took my car in for service today. It's an expensive one, including 2 rear struts because one went bad and they replace them in pairs. I threw in a the huge 120,000 mile service that I hadn't done and was overdue on.

    I get to tool around in a minivan. Woo hoo!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 16:35

    I get to tool around in a minivan. Woo hoo!

    Sweet

    :)

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 16:59

    I took my car in for service today. It's an expensive one, including 2 rear struts because one went bad and they replace them in pairs. I threw in a the huge 120,000 mile service that I hadn't done and was overdue on.

    Ouch!

    Afternoon all

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 16:59

    Aye - got in about an hour ago. It's all calm here at the minute thankfully.

    Same here. Most shops closed already or closing as I drove through half an hour ago

  • Sidepodcast Classics09/08/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - How Driver Negotiations Work: Mercedes GP

    Originally published 16 November 2009.

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 17:00

    Ouch!

    Not fun to have a big bill right now, but it must be done. I have to keep saving like crazy for a while to pay off my trip and this.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:03

    I took my car in for service today. It's an expensive one, including 2 rear struts because one went bad and they replace them in pairs. I threw in a the huge 120,000 mile service that I hadn't done and was overdue on.

    Yeah, my Dad had that on his old car.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:04

    Not fun to have a big bill right now, but it must be done. I have to keep saving like crazy for a while to pay off my trip and this.

    My mate bought a 10 year old Audi for about £8,000 and has just had to spend £2000 repairing it.

    He's only had it a year!

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:08

    When on earth did India's GP circuit get renamed Buddh International - totally missed that one

    Many months ago - heard that a long time ago.

    apparently it means peace and harmony

    does india actually know what it has signed up for?

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 17:09

    apparently it means peace and harmony

    does india actually know what it has signed up for?

    :lol:

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 17:10

    Yeah, my Dad had that on his old car.

    My car's been great and I've taken good care of it. Hard to believe it's 5 years old already.

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:10

    My mate bought a 10 year old Audi for about £8,000 and has just had to spend £2000 repairing it.

    I just saw my old car sitting on a garage forecourt, was wondering if they've noticed the dodgy fog light that a fox knocked out the day before i handed it over

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 17:15

    My car's been great and I've taken good care of it. Hard to believe it's 5 years old already.

    That's a lot of miles in 5 years!

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 17:20

    That's a lot of miles in 5 years!

    yeah. I used to live very far away from work and take lots of road trips.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:22

    I just saw my old car sitting on a garage forecourt, was wondering if they've noticed the dodgy fog light that a fox knocked out the day before i handed it over

    How did a fox knock out your foglight?

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 17:22

    yeah. I used to live very far away from work and take lots of road trips.

    And no public transport.

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:23

    Evening everyone, are you all safe and well?

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:24

    How did a fox knock out your foglight?

    it got in the way of it. said fog light was doing 70mph. a goalless draw I think

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:25

    Evening everyone, are you all safe and well?

    Not too bad Jackie, just tired. And yourself?

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:26

    Not too bad Jackie, just tired. And yourself?

    Yes good thanks but surprised that the shops have been closed as precaution in a reasonble part of brum

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 17:27

    Yes good thanks but surprised that the shops have been closed as precaution in a reasonble part of brum

    Similar here. It's a caution to prevent copy cat thuggery. Resources were very stretched last night.

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:28

    Similar here. It's a caution to prevent copy cat thuggery. Resources were very stretched last night.

    Suppose it makes sense but daughter is freaked out at being sent home from charity shop she works in

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:31

    It's weird though. Absolutely noting is happening at all anywhere. It's like a weird apprehension everywhere, but everything out east is pretty much still open and folks are getting on with their lives.

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:34

    Saw a tweet to the effct that people in middle east protest for basic rights, people in UK for plasma tv's ... how true

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 17:35

    Saw a tweet to the effct that people in middle east protest for basic rights, people in UK for plasma tv's ... how true

    Last night was not a protest, not comparable in any way

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:35

    All this puts keep F1 on BBC in perspective

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:36

    Saw a tweet to the effct that people in middle east protest for basic rights, people in UK for plasma tv's ... how true

    i notice that sending in an army is a more acceptable solution with the general public these days :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:37

    I feel so bad for those connected to the fire at the Sony / PIAS factory last night

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 17:37

    i notice that sending in an army is a more acceptable solution with the general public these days :-)

    Can't see that happening but I can understand the public wanting a better reaction from authorities

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:38

    i notice that sending in an army is a more acceptable solution with the general public these days :-)

    I would, and draft all the looters to do national service BTW is this a no-no topic?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:38

    I feel so bad for those connected to the fire at the Sony / PIAS factory last night

    Not only did it destroy that factory, but has put the future of nearly every independent label with it.

    Heard of one label that lost every single shred of stock they had. Everything just up in flames.

  • Bassano09/08/2011 at 17:40

    BTW is this a no-no topic?

    We should stick to the facts, I suppose

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:41

    Did you have a nice holiday Mav?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:41

    i notice that sending in an army is a more acceptable solution with the general public these days :-)

    I finish this with "no thanks"

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:42

    Did you have a nice holiday Mav?

    I did thanks

    in the process of blogging about it

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:43

    in the process of blogging about it

    Cool, I was going to blog about the 500th post but couldn't decide what to promote

  • Christine09/08/2011 at 17:43

    BTW is this a no-no topic?

    In the past it would have been, but not sure anyone takes any notice what we say. Have at it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:44

    In the past it would have been, but not sure anyone takes any notice what we say. Have at it.

    As noted, I'm saying no more on that direction

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:44

    Jackie, Mav, any ideas for my swap shop post?

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:44

    In the past it would have been, but not sure anyone takes any notice what we say. Have at it.

    thought it best to check

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:45

    Jackie, Mav, any ideas for my swap shop post?

    Do you want suggestions or just want to surprise us?

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:45

    In the past it would have been, but not sure anyone takes any notice what we say. Have at it.

    aww :(

    Thought we did rather well here last night...

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:45

    Jackie, Mav, any ideas for my swap shop post?

    None at all

    I was going to swap my holiday post but thought I'd better do you something with numbers

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:45

    Do you want suggestions or just want to surprise us?

    Right now I'm completely blank to be honest!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:45

    I was going to swap my holiday post but thought I'd better do you something with numbers

    You don't have to ... that's up to you of course ;)

  • Christine09/08/2011 at 17:45

    Thought we did rather well here last night...

    Depends on your expectations, I suppose. But now I have none, so it's all good :)

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:46

    Depends on your expectations, I suppose. But now I have none, so it's all good :)

    Are you feeling low?

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:46

    You don't have to ... that's up to you of course ;)

    i started playing around with correlations and R-squared values last night, so it's all good :-)

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:46

    Depends on your expectations, I suppose. But now I have none, so it's all good :)

    Making sure everyone we knew was ok were mine. The rest was for twitter.

  • Christine09/08/2011 at 17:47

    Are you feeling low?

    Not at all. That's a smiley face.

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:47

    i started playing around with correlations and R-squared values last night, so it's all good :-)

    Ooh I miss prper science

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:47

    i started playing around with correlations and R-squared values last night, so it's all good :-)

    Oooh actual numbers! Sounds good man :D

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 17:47

    Ooh I miss prper science

    this is statistics... not proper science :-P

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:48

    this is statistics... not proper science :-P

    I'd even settle for statistics

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:49

    I have no clue what to write about for Jordan

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:49

    I have no clue what to write about for Jordan

    Write about Eddie Jordan ;)

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:50

    Write about Eddie Jordan ;)

    Haha that's be a short post punctuated with lots of grrrrrrr's

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:51

    Haha that's be a short post punctuated with lots of grrrrrrr's

    Well you have something to fall back on at least!

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:51

    And talking of grrr's did anyone read that latest Christian Sylt article on F1 finance #notonPP

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:51

    And talking of grrr's did anyone read that latest Christian Sylt article on F1 finance #notonPP

    No - what's he said now?

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:51

    Well you have something to fall back on at least!

    A collage of his horid shirts :P

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 17:51

    And talking of grrr's did anyone read that latest Christian Sylt article on F1 finance #notonPP

    I stopped reading him ages ago. I don't think he knows what he is talking about these days...

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:52

    No - what's he said now?

    Can't remember where is was posted, maybe espn. lemme check

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:52

    I stopped reading him ages ago. I don't think he knows what he is talking about these days...

    I got annoyed half way through

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:54

    No - what's he said now?

    Fill your boots ... http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/56182.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:54

    Fill your boots ... en.espnf1.com/f1/…/story/56182.html

    Oooohh fun times

    :)

  • Mr C09/08/2011 at 17:58

    Fill your boots ... en.espnf1.com/f1/…/story/56182.html

    hold on... he's not pitpass' business editor anymore?

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 17:59

    hold on... he's not pitpass' business editor anymore?

    Never noticed that bit :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 17:59

    hold on... he's not pitpass' business editor anymore?

    He's been doing ESPN for a while too.

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 18:00

    hold on... he's not pitpass' business editor anymore?

    yes he is, whether he himself goes around saying that is another matter

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 18:00

    hold on... he's not pitpass' business editor anymore?

    That would require them to update the website ;)

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:00

    yes he is, whether he himself goes around saying that is another matter

    Don't tell me you have been on that site again

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 18:00

    Does anyone have any idea of accurate viewing figures worldwide per GP?

  • lou09/08/2011 at 18:01

    today is a good day... The Murray match is on now!! oh i how i have missed watching tennis. :)

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 18:01

    Does anyone have any idea of accurate viewing figures worldwide per GP?

    The numbers are fudged. You're counted as a viewer if you watched 15 minutes of it at any point in the weekend...

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 18:02

    Don't tell me you have been on that site again

    there was something about an F1 film today, it's not worth looking up though

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 18:02

    there was something about an F1 film today, it's not worth looking up though

    it's on F1.com too.

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:02

    there was something about an F1 film today, it's not worth looking up though

    Promised myself after that email from them that I'd never go back and I don't

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 18:03

    Promised myself after that email from them that I'd never go back and I don't

    ??

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 18:03

    it's on F1.com too.

    some exclusive it was then

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:03

    ??

    Look up an open letter to pitpass on here

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/08/2011 at 18:03

    Look up an open letter to pitpass on here

    OK

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 18:05

    Hey, everyone. I am working on a beautiful blog that Rubbergoat and jackie will both envy as it is almost "Death by Stats". I am compare the weather at variosu times in MOntreal to suouthern US cities to see if a Back to back GP's are do-able or not.

    March in Montreal would have been one week before the US GP at Long Beach in 1978. What do you guys think?

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:05

    March in Montreal would have been one week before the US GP at Long Beach in 1978. What do you guys think?

    Fantastic, where are you posting it?

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 18:06

    Hey, everyone. I am working on a beautiful blog that Rubbergoat and jackie will both envy as it is almost "Death by Stats". I am compare the weather at variosu times in MOntreal to suouthern US cities to see if a Back to back GP's are do-able or not.

    Sounds great man!

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 18:07

    jackie 09/08/2011 at 19:05:59

    March in Montreal would have been one week before the US GP at Long Beach in 1978. What do you guys think?

    Fantastic, where are you posting it?

    Not sure yet. I think I am going to miss your blog deadline, so that leaves either my Blog or Sidepodcast.

    Geting the weather data is a bit of a headache.

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 18:07

    it's on F1.com too.

    ah, not the same story

    this is about a general f1 film, similar to Grand Prix, that warner want to do - of course they want an american driver (toasters as well, possibly)

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:08

    So Jordan, have you any ideas for a blog topic for me?

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 18:10

    back later

  • Christine09/08/2011 at 18:11

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/a-very-quiet-summer-break-week-on-christines-rankings

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 18:11

    jackie 09/08/2011 at 19:08:03

    So Jordan, have you any ideas for a blog topic for me?

    Hey, its your blog. I am just "renting out" the space.....

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:12

    Hey, its your blog. I am just "renting out" the space.....

    Thans, I'll find something to amuse me, just don't know what yet

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2011 at 18:13

    ah, not the same story

    Ah OK.

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 18:15

    Hey, everyone. I am working on a beautiful blog that Rubbergoat and jackie will both envy as it is almost "Death by Stats". I am compare the weather at variosu times in MOntreal to suouthern US cities to see if a Back to back GP's are do-able or not.

    Wow! first comparsion of having Montreal and Long Beach back to Back in 1978, and I have already hit that 20 Degree C (68 F) tempature drop I was warning everybody about...

  • jackie09/08/2011 at 18:16

    Wow! first comparsion of having Montreal and Long Beach back to Back in 1978, and I have already hit that 20 Degree C (68 F) tempature drop I was warning everybody about...

    It's a great idea, how far apart are the two locations?

  • Christine09/08/2011 at 18:16

    And ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/team-building-exercises-gain-team-rankings-points-this-week

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 18:34

    jackie 09/08/2011 at 19:16:25

    Wow! first comparsion of having Montreal and Long Beach back to Back in 1978, and I have already hit that 20 Degree C (68 F) tempature drop I was warning everybody about...

    It's a great idea, how far apart are the two locations?

    About as far as you can get in North America. You can call Montreal to be in the North East and Long Beach is in the South-West on the Pacific Coast.

    As a canadian comedy team said: "have you every been to the Middle East? "Yes, I have been to Montreal..."

    "Well, what about he Far East"

    "No I have never been to Newfoundland...."

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 19:44

    Evening all

    #sidepodspace

    The best meteor shower of the year is this weekend but will be disappointing in the southern hemisphere

    http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2011.html

    The building blocks of DNA are whizzing round in space

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/dna-meteorites.html

  • Pat W09/08/2011 at 19:54

    #sidepodspace

    The building blocks of DNA are whizzing round in space

    Interesting stuff!

    Did you see they found antimatter encircling the Earth?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14405122

  • Pat W09/08/2011 at 19:54

    Did you see they found antimatter encircling the Earth?

    It was found by Pamela, I wondered where she went

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 19:55

    Did you see they found antimatter encircling the Earth?

    I missed that

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 19:55

    It was found by Pamela, I wondered where she went

    She must be on a scouting mission for sidepodTrek

  • Mr C09/08/2011 at 20:22

    felipe just spotted this on an amazon promo: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/coming-to-a-tv-near-you

    listed under "hot" :)

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 20:27

    We should have Montreal the week before Long Beach in 1982. Villenneuve would have kicked butt massively. -15.5 degrees Celcuis temperature, 10 cm (4 inches) of snow of the ground , and he used to race snowombiles just up the road....

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 20:29

    felipe just spotted this on an amazon promo: sidepodcast.poste…-to-a-tv-near-you

    Interesting

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 20:39

    We should have Montreal the week before Long Beach in 1982. Villenneuve would have kicked butt massively. -15.5 degrees Celcuis temperature, 10 cm (4 inches) of snow of the ground , and he used to race snowombiles just up the road....

    Heidfeld would just clear a path with his forward facing flamethrowers

  • Pat W09/08/2011 at 20:47

    Ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/08/09/tmr-game-2011-week-29/

    game results

  • jpancoast09/08/2011 at 20:49

    According to John Dagys, Ant Davidson has broken his collarbone.

    Riding a bike.

    When will these racers ever learn that bikes are dangerous!?!?

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 20:51

    According to John Dagys, Ant Davidson has broken his collarbone.

    Ant has tweeted about it himself. He had it pinned today

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 20:51

    According to John Dagys, Ant Davidson has broken his collarbone.

    From the pic he tweeted the other day it looked like the bike broke its collarbone, too.

  • Jordan F109/08/2011 at 20:52

    Mav 09/08/2011 at 21:39:55

    We should have Montreal the week before Long Beach in 1982. Villenneuve would have kicked butt massively. -15.5 degrees Celcuis temperature, 10 cm (4 inches) of snow of the ground , and he used to race snowombiles just up the road....

    Heidfeld would just clear a path with his forward facing flamethrowers

    Bah! Heidfeld was not even born yet in 1982.....

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 20:54

    From the pic he tweeted the other day it looked like the bike broke its collarbone, too.

    Found the pic

    http://twitpic.com/6092ux

  • Pat W09/08/2011 at 21:01

    J Dub is all strapped up as well.. http://moby.to/tiv0ow

  • jpancoast09/08/2011 at 21:02

    Found the pic

    heh, I like the first comment :)

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 21:08

    heh, I like the first comment :)

    :)

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 21:09

    Ping: http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=7919

    Seems I can't just go away for a week and simply forget about F1 for a few days

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 21:09

    J Dub is all strapped up as well.. http://moby.to/tiv0ow

    What did they say for him, did I read 4 months? Hope I'm wrong on that.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 21:10

    What did they say for him, did I read 4 months? Hope I'm wrong on that.

    Compression fracture of the spine could take a while to sort itself out

  • Pat W09/08/2011 at 21:11

    What did they say for him, did I read 4 months? Hope I'm wrong on that.

    3 months, Scheckter will stand-in

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 21:13

    Compression fracture of the spine could take a while to sort itself out

    I'm glad he didn't need surgery.

  • Pat W09/08/2011 at 21:14

    Ping: http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=7919

    Seems I can't just go away for a week and simply forget about F1 for a few days

    :) :)

  • Mav09/08/2011 at 21:45

    Ping - toomuchracing.com…ame-2011-week-29/

    I've ruined another bunch of drivers' weekends with my picks :-)

  • Steven Roy09/08/2011 at 22:42

    How much specialist knowledge is needed to figure out that parking a boat at the bottom of a glacier is not the safest idea ever?

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/video--alaska-glacier-fall-panic.html

  • Mr C09/08/2011 at 22:48

    How much specialist knowledge is needed to figure out that parking a boat at the bottom of a glacier is not the safest idea ever?

    uk.news.yahoo.com…r-fall-panic.html

    hehe! madness.

  • Kai09/08/2011 at 23:14

    How much specialist knowledge is needed to figure out that parking a boat at the bottom of a glacier is not the safest idea ever?

    How do they think the water got there??