Positively Montreal!!!

Captain's Log: 06/09/11 2105Z. After successfully transporting a Giant Panda to its new digs in the Granby Zoo, in the province of Quebec, Canada, the intrepid aircrew of the Sidepodcast Airways Osprey has a brief layover in Montreal-Dorval airport in preparation for the long haul from Montreal back home to Rockall, with refueling stops in St. John's Newfoundland and Reykjavik, Iceland. With the Flight Plans filed, the Osprey being refueled, and being loaded with supplies to keep the residents of Rockall going for a few more weeks, the aircrew have a few hours to rest and secure provisions for the long flight home. Their travels take them to Ile Notre-Dame, home of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where we pick their story already in progress...

Capt. Allen: "Well, have you pinpointed our position yet, we have the centre of the American Pavilion on our left intersecting the front doors of the Casino behind us"....

First Officer Lou: "Yes, the marmot hole should be right around here"....

Animal: "Excusez-moi, mais ce qui sont vous fasiant?"

Capt: "Tiens! Mon Français est terrible. I am looking for the marmot that lives at the Casino Hairpin, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. I believe his name is Maurice."

Animal: "Sorry, there are no marmots here. Try Vancouver Island. There's a Maurice Marmot there that skies and snowboards."

Lou: "Then who are you?"

Chuck Wood the Groundhog: " I am a groundhog. My name is Charlie Wood. You can call me Chuck."

Capt: "So Chuck, I believe you actually live on the inside of the Casino Hairpin ?"

Chuck: "Oui. It has great views of the cars coming around the corner."

Lou: "You are not afraid of the F1 cars, then ?"

Chuck: "No, but jez, you think It would be easier to collect autographs from drivers than to invade the circuit while the race is running. Honestly, I am more afraid of the camera boom vehicles. They should be more careful where they plant their support legs. One of them squished the tail of mon cheri. She looks like ...not sure how to say it ... le quel est a appelé l'anglais 'un castor'."

Capt: "Ouch, what happened to her afterwards?"

Chuck: "She is currently being looked after in the Veterinary Clinic at the Biodome de Montreal they are trying to come up with a way to fix her flattened tail."

Lou: "What is the Biodome de Montreal ?"

Chuck: "Well it started life as the velodrome for the 76 Olympic Games but now it is used as an indoor zoo. Except for the Rain Forest and Antarctic sections, they concentrate on Quebec type biospheres. Mon Cheri hangs around with Lucille Loutre."

Capt: "Let me guess, since "Loutre" is French for Otter that means Lucille is a Francophone Otter. That should make Christine happy."

Lou: "So where's a good place to eat around here?"

Chuck: "I am not sure, since we groundhogs are so cute, we can get free handouts from the tourists at le Monde amusement park. (There are tons of Youtube videos backing this up) You might want to try Schwartz's Deli if you want their world-famous Smoked Montreal Meat sandwiches, but be warned, the queue is slower than a HRT!"

Capt: "Look out Crazy Driver!"*

Chuck: "M***e ! That driver was going to turn me into a Mary Gallagher!!!!!"

Lou: "Who is Mary Gallagher ?"

Chuck: "You mean was... Her Headless Ghost is supposed to stalk the streets of old Montreal every 7 years. Her next appearance is in 2012."

Lou: " EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKK! A Ghost !!!!! Let's go see her! I want to take pictures of spirits! Now's my chance."

Capt: "Easy, there..... There's no such things as ghosts. Trust me, the only place I get to see spirits is in the cellar of my house...."

Chuck: "Really, the people who run the Ghost Tours would beg to differ..."

Capt: "That's just silly stuff. I have a good idea, let us check out the Planetarium so that you can brush up on your navigational skills.

Lou: "But why should I go to a Planetarium ? We have on-board GPS, Radar, Distance Measuring Equipment, LORAN and Radio Compasses..".

Capt: "And if the electronics short out at night? I think you should hit the books on your celestial navigation, rookie....We will talk it over at a Starbucks. For now let us say that shooting the stars is just such a lost art as writing up and understanding lap charts... ":P

Lou: "But what will we do for now?"

Capt: "Hmm, I am not sure - with the Habs out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, I can not treat you to an (ice) Hockey game. Well, we could always run the Lachine Rapids....or you can learn how to scuba dive here... Want to join us Chuck ?"

Chuck: "Do I look like un castor to you? I can't swim ...."

Lou: "Does not Joe Saward have that "An Audience With Joe" coming up?" Think we are going be fogged in?"

Capt: " Yeah, if we are lucky, we should check it out. Say, since Chuck does live in the hairpin you just maybe the critter that Christine is after. After Joe's show, how about a free ride in an airplane to Rockall ?"

Chuck: "No thanks, I am afraid of heights."

Lou: "But I thought you where a Woodchuck, Chuck"

Chuck: "I would be if not for my fear of heights. the reason why I am a groundhog is that I hog the ground."

And with that we leave our fearless aircrew without a Montreal Mascot and Christine without a marmot. Lou wonders what the price will be of this failure. The Captain then reveals his cunning backup plan....

Lou: "Do you think Christine is going to be mad at us for not bringing back a marmot?"

Capt: "Do not worry, this isn't SPECTRE and Christine is not going to drop you into a shark tank for a single failure. Besides, we can always tell Christine that the Backstreet Boys are having a joint concert with The New Kids On The Block at Copps Coliseum on August 6th at what goes for my Hometown now..." That should make her happy.

To be continued in the comments?

480 responses

  • Sidepodcast Update08/06/2011 at 23:45
  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 00:07

    Hi Thursday. Some kind of crazy fun daily. :)

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 00:07

    the kiwi shop that takes me a 2.5 hour round trip to get to now sells online and shipping is only $2 more than the train ticket to got there. Time to place a giant order, I'm running low on tomato sauce! #Thursdayrules

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:11

    Wow, Lou, I didn't know you spoke French.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:11

    I'm watching the beginning of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:12

    I'm watching the beginning of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston.

    Game 4

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:12

    I'm watching the beginning of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston.

    Which is...?

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:13

    Which is...?

    um...I could go with:

    a. a hockey game

    b. Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

    c. a great matchup with heavy hits into the boards

    d. fun

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:14

    a. a hockey game

    b. Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

    Ok, thanks for the help :D

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:14

    Ok, thanks for the help :D

    I cast a wide net. hehe

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 00:14

    Rightio, I best get some sleep or I'll be half zombie in the morning... Have a good night folks :)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:15

    Rightio, I best get some sleep or I'll be half zombie in the morning... Have a good night folks :)

    You too.

    *must tear self away from Kindle*

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 00:15

    the kiwi shop that takes me a 2.5 hour round trip to get to now sells online and shipping is only $2 more than the train ticket to got there. Time to place a giant order, I'm running low on tomato sauce! #Thursdayrules

    Hooray for lazy internet ordering

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 00:15

    Rightio, I best get some sleep or I'll be half zombie in the morning... Have a good night folks :)

    Good luck in the interview.

    I'm off too or I'll be tired again at work.

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 00:15

    i want to become an ice hockey fan because everyone i know win is into it is REALLY into it. I respect when people are that passionate about a sport, plus i was quite entertained by it during the winter Olympics

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:15

    Night Alison

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:16

    Good luck in the interview.

    oh yes.

    And good night Pat.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:16

    I'm off too or I'll be tired again at work.

    Night Pat

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:17

    Can anyone here build a website for me? I need help with one that looks professional and not like what I can afford, which is not much right now.

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 00:17

    *must tear self away from Kindle*

    Yeah I wish I could force it to lock at a certain time of night... :P My phone is also still intermittently receiving texts that I was first sent days ago so I'm not sure it's going to be the best nights sleep I ever had.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:18

    Can anyone here build a website for me? I need help with one that looks professional and not like what I can afford, which is not much right now.

    or help me find resources where I can do more on my own or something? I really need a website. I'm not sure what to do. :(

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:18

    Kai 09/06/2011 at 01:11:00

    Wow, Lou, I didn't know you spoke French.

    Tiens! I am the one speaking French. It is bad enough mes Habs lost to your "'ruins, Kai, but now you are insulting my third language skills! :p

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:19

    Can anyone here build a website for me? I need help with one that looks professional and not like what I can afford, which is not much right now.

    Probably a few but the likely candidates are particularly busy

    Have you looked at Squarespace.com ?

    I know Christine didn't get on with it but I imagine you won't be liable to the spam that she got

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:19

    Yeah I wish I could force it to lock at a certain time of night... :P

    I like that idea. Parents would love to buy it for their kids, too. :)

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 00:19

    Yeah I wish I could force it to lock at a certain time of night... My phone is also still intermittently receiving texts that I was first sent days ago so I'm not sure it's going to be the best nights sleep I ever had.

    phones have an off switch you know :)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:19

    Wow, Lou, I didn't know you spoke French.

    oops. Pardon. :)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:20

    Have you looked at Squarespace.com ?

    I'll look. The main thing is for it to look polished. Thanks.

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:21

    Wow, Lou, I didn't know you spoke French.

    oops. Pardon. :)

    C'est bien. {mutters French swear words in a southeastrn direction....}

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 00:21

    Hooray for lazy internet ordering

    I have done the rounds of all the kiwis I know to see if they want anything since shipping is the same price up to 25kg, I'm nice like that :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:22

    I'll look. The main thing is for it to look polished. Thanks.

    If you use

    Have you looked at Squarespace.com ?

    If you use http://www.squarespace.com/macbreak you should get a discount too

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:23

    C'est bien. {mutters French swear words in a southeastrn direction....}

    Hey man, it's been almost 100 degrees for 2 days. My classroom has been 90 degrees for the past 2. Gimme a break {mutters Swedish swear words in a northwesterly direction} ;)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:25

    If you use http://www.squarespace.com/macbreak you should get a discount too

    That looks pretty great at first glance. Thank you!!

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:30

    Kai you should send an E-mail to Chrstine asking wher she got her other web sites made up. ==> Mrs. Chrisitne.com, I heart Franck, F1 minute, etc.... and find out from her how much it is setting them back for comparision purposes.

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 00:31

    Kai you should send an E-mail to Chrstine asking wher she got her other web sites made up. ==> Mrs. Chrisitne.com, I heart Franck, F1 minute, etc.... and find out from her how much it is setting them back for comparision purposes.

    Are they not on wordpress?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:33

    Are they not on wordpress?

    Not any more, I think

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:33

    Kai you should send an E-mail to Chrstine asking wher she got her other web sites made up. ==> Mrs. Chrisitne.com, I heart Franck, F1 minute, etc.... and find out from her how much it is setting them back for comparision purposes.

    Are they not on wordpress?

    All of them? Then what the heck I am doing wrong then ? I know that my blog could use a complete rebuild.....

    Salut Steven!

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:38

    Kai you should send an E-mail to Chrstine asking wher she got her other web sites made up. ==> Mrs. Chrisitne.com, I heart Franck, F1 minute, etc.... and find out from her how much it is setting them back for comparision purposes.

    Good idea, thanks.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:38

    Good idea, thanks.

    retracts all swearing from before. :)

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:41

    Pat W 09/06/2011 at 01:07:18

    Hi Thursday. Some kind of crazy fun daily. :)

    Thanks Pat. I started this as part of that series where everyone was trying to come up with positive thoughts about the race in case the tires, DRS and KERS bombed this year. I went with the thought that Montreal as a race, does not really need my help, but what is there to do after or during the race that people can do.

    Throw in a air crew on layover later, and the story wrote itself....

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:42

    This is the massive thunderstorm Jake just landed in (if the radar view shows in this link)

    http://www.wunderground.com/radar/mixedcomposite.asp?region=a5&size=2x&ID=OKX19

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:43

    This is the massive thunderstorm Jake just landed in (if the radar view shows in this link)

    or at least part of it that the radar can see from here.

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 00:46

    If you use http://www.squarespace.com/macbreak you should get a discount too

    That looks pretty great at first glance. Thank you!!

    lewis hamilton thinks squarepace are frickin' stupid.

    i'm not here, but feel free to ask christine tomorrow. more: http://mrschristine.com/2010/12/16/sorry-seems-to-be-the-hardest-word/

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:46

    i'm not here, but feel free to ask christine tomorrow. more: mrschristine.com/…the-hardest-word/

    Thank you, Mr C. :)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:46

    lewis hamilton thinks squarepace are frickin' stupid.

    ?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 00:47

    ?

    Chritine's experience was not so good, as I mentioned

    Anyway, sleeps for me. G'night folks

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:47

    Anyway, sleeps for me. G'night folks

    good night

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 00:48

    lewis hamilton thinks squarepace are frickin' stupid.

    ?

    that meme will catch on eventually, i swear.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:49

    that meme will catch on eventually, i swear.

    I'm sure we can work on it. ;)

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 00:50

    that meme will catch on eventually, i swear.

    Frickin' won't

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 00:50

    Frickin' won't

    :)

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:50

    Night Bassano.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:50

    Frickin' won't

    yeah, and that's frickin' stupid.

    hehe

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 00:50

    Night Bassano

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:53

    @"Lewis Hamilton":

    More driving against Vettel ad less thinking memes please, I do not want Veteel to have a total cakewalk this year...

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 00:54

    Kai,

    It may also be worth having a word with Lukeh. He is a bit of a computer genius on the quiet.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:56

    It may also be worth having a word with Lukeh. He is a bit of a computer genius on the quiet.

    Excellent. He was actually the first person I thought of for design elements, too, given his obvious artistic talent, and my total lack of it.

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 00:57

    Kai,

    It may also be worth having a word with Lukeh. He is a bit of a computer genius on the quiet.

    He's even more of a genuis with computer graphics, so for your websites images ==> stuff like titles, scripts, fonts, images pictures and anything else non-text, talk to Lukeh.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 00:58

    He's even more of a genuis with computer graphics, so for your websites images ==> stuff like titles, scripts, fonts, images pictures and anything else non-text, talk to Lukeh.

    Absolutely. Will do. Thanks.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 01:26

    Sleep for me. Good night, guys. :)

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 01:26

    Sleep for me. Good night, guys. :)

    Night

  • Dan Brunell09/06/2011 at 01:45

    Night Kai.

    Watching game four of the Stanley Cup.

    Vancouver is chocking it away. Actually, Boston has been knocking them out of their skates.

    Five left in the second period, 3 - 0 Boston.

    Cascadia is never, ever going to win anything.

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 01:53

    Night everyone..

    For even Boston to give up four goals in a period would be quite a feat, but there's still games 5 and 6....

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 04:01

    today's Google logo plays music!

  • F1Wolf09/06/2011 at 04:03

    today's Google logo plays music!

    I wish I could play :-)

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 05:37

    today's Google logo plays music!

    I wish I could play :-)

    It is awesome, but i have the same issiue!

  • Sidepodcast Update09/06/2011 at 05:45
  • Nick09/06/2011 at 08:04

    Ive just read that even though there are 2 DRS zones in monaco, there is only one detection point?

    Super Sillyness

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 08:08

    Ive just read that even though there are 2 DRS zones in monaco, there is only one detection point?

    Super Sillyness

    Surely you mean Canada?

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 08:10

    Surely you mean Canada?

    That's one big DRS zone if it isn't ;)

  • Matt G09/06/2011 at 08:18

    Hi all,

    Quick in, Quick out :)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 08:27

    OMG; the Delta Wing is going to run at Le Mans next year!!! http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/92080

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 08:33

    OMG; the Delta Wing is going to run at Le Mans next year!!! www.autosport.com…port.php/id/92080

    Wow, when they said 'big announcement', they weren't kidding!

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 08:35

    Wow, when they said 'big announcement', they weren't kidding!

    Is it me, or does that pic make it look so much like that it fits to race there?

  • Eric the baker09/06/2011 at 08:38

    OMG; the Delta Wing is going to run at Le Mans next year!!! www.autosport.com…port.php/id/92080

    I love the headlights on the rear tire covers. It seems like an elegant idea.

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 08:39

    Woah, not sure how i managed that... Interview man is running late. How annoying!

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 08:39

    Woah, not sure how i managed that... Interview man is running late. How annoying!

    I was actually wondering why you'd laugh at something from last week. :D

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 08:41

    I just opened up my kindle browser and it posted. Weiiiiird!

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 08:51

    I was actually wondering why you'd laugh at something from last week. :D

    Sometimes it can take one a long time to fully appreciate a joke

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 08:54

    Sometimes it can take one a long time to fully appreciate a joke

    For example to truely appreciate the oldest joke in the world you really need to learn Ancient Sumerian.

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 08:57

    For example to truely appreciate the oldest joke in the world you really need to learn Ancient Sumerian.

    For the record the joke is, essentially, "Have you ever noticed that young women who wish to marry, never fart on their future husband's lap".

    Bit crude those Ancient Sumerians!

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 09:16

    Bit crude those Ancient Sumerians!

    Have you not heard that ancient caveman joke?

    "Why did the Mammoth cross the plain? To get to the other side!"

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 09:17

    Morning!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 09:18

    A lovely little short piece of a camera fixed to a hula hoop

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GVrO1VYAOI&feature=youtu.be

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 09:19

    Surely you mean Canada?

    Montreal, monaco, all mmms,

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 09:20
  • Nick09/06/2011 at 09:20

    OMG; the Delta Wing is going to run at Le Mans next year!!! www.autosport.com…port.php/id/92080

    Its in its own category, but can it win outright?

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 09:24

    A lovely little short piece of a camera fixed to a hula hoop

    wow. I can't do that for toffee - we got given an exercise one with weights in but it's too hard eh!

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 09:25

    A lovely little short piece of a camera fixed to a hula hoop

    Now im craving hula hoops!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 09:37

    Now im craving hula hoops!

    Mmmmm, Hula Hoops

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 09:38

    morning folks...

    Its in its own category, but can it win outright?

    I heard this last night - I think there's to be several Delta Wing entries if it comes about

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 09:42

    I heard this last night - I think there's to be several Delta Wing entries if it comes about

    I'm really looking forward to this though. To be honest, I really dig some of Ben Bowlby's ideas, but I wonder if they will keep the aero kit principle of the project?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 09:47

    Here's more from Dan Gurney and others

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CI2bigSjKM&feature=channel_video_title

    :)

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 09:47

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/f1minute/id441832606?mt=8

  • F1Wolf09/06/2011 at 09:49

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: itunes.apple.com/…/id441832606?mt=8

    oh, an app !

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 09:55

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: itunes.apple.com/…/id441832606?mt=8

    Awesome :)

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 09:56

    Also cheery news... I wrote a blog post... about terrible jokes:

    http://gamboling.co.uk/2011/06/09/why-did-the-cat-fall-off-the-roof/

  • Eric the baker09/06/2011 at 09:58

    oh, an app !

    For me, apps are like shiny things are for my cat. Show me one and I immediately get distracted. I can't get enough of them.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 09:58

    I heard this last night - I think there's to be several Delta Wing entries if it comes about

    I think for next year at least, its just a lone entry, garage #56

    I guess if it proves itself it could open up to more in the future

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 09:58

    In blog news, I'm shutting down "Easy Music for Difficult Ears" after 4-and-a-half years and am setting one up purely for the "Something for the Weekend" section. Will be back on The F1 Archive with some bits and bobs later today.

    So how is everyone then?

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 09:59

    I guess if it proves itself it could open up to more in the future

    I've been waiting to see this since it was originally proposed last year. Can't wait to see how it does.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 10:00

    I've been waiting to see this since it was originally proposed last year. Can't wait to see how it does.

    I want it to win :)

    Audi and Pug would go mental though, so it probably wont happen

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 10:01

    Audi and Pug would go mental though, so it probably wont happen

    It'll take time, but it's certainly brings a new meaning to the Prototype category

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 10:12

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: itunes.apple.com/…/id441832606?mt=8

    You made an app? Excellent!

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 10:13

    Here's more from Dan Gurney and others

    Highcroft? Hmm...

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 10:13

    You made an app? Excellent!

    Well, I was more of a cheerleader :) But it took a lot of cheering! Hard work them Apple things.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 10:13

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: itunes.apple.com/…/id441832606?mt=8

    WoWsers!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 10:13

    Highcroft? Hmm...

    Who knows..? Maybe the split with Honda was in the works the whole time?

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 10:19

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: itunes.apple.com/…/id441832606?mt=8

    It's really rather neat. I love it!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 10:21

    It's really rather neat. I love it!

    Now I'd like some news that is not about Bahrain so I can update it :)

  • Eric the baker09/06/2011 at 10:21

    Also cheery news... I wrote a blog post... about terrible jokes:

    http://gamboling.co.uk/2011/06/09/why-did-the-cat-fall-off-the-roof/

    Good stuff, I just added my absolute favorite.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 10:21

    Also cheery news... I wrote a blog post... about terrible jokes:

    This is definitely a positive Thursday!

    Apps and blogs and jokes ahoy!

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 10:28

    Good stuff, I just added my absolute favorite.

    love it :)

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:48

    I have good news. My interview went very well. I've got the job :D

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 10:49

    I have good news. My interview went very well. I've got the job :D

    blimey this Thursday is looking up :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 10:49

    I have good news. My interview went very well. I've got the job :D

    Super Extra Bonus Congrats

    :D

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:50

    blimey this Thursday is looking up :)

    The interviewer man kept me waiting 90 mins after our appointment time until he had time to speak to me so... I can still tell it's a Thursday I reckon :P

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 10:50

    Here is a video showing how to use the app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeHSI32z5TQ

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 10:52

    Here is a video showing how to use the app: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=JeHSI32z5TQ

    Wow! That was quick :)

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 10:52

    I have good news. My interview went very well. I've got the job :D

    #Whooo #Whoo

    #ItWasTheKindleWotDidIt

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 10:52

    Wow! That was quick :)

    Well it's a bit wonky :)

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:53

    #Whooo #Whoo

    I sent you a message. You didn't get it?

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:53

    #ItWasTheKindleWotDidIt

    It definitely helped me pass the time while I was waiting :D

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 10:53

    I sent you a message. You didn't get it?

    Nope, i tried to call you earlier

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:55

    Nope, i tried to call you earlier

    I saw thanks :)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 10:56

    I sent you a message. You didn't get it?

    Deja vu?

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:56

    Deja vu?

    Every day of my life I think :D

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 10:57

    Every day of my life I think :D

    I'm pretty sure you said the same thing yesterday!

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 10:57

    I'm pretty sure you said the same thing yesterday!

    Yes!!

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 10:58

    I love how the Financial Times sent me FIVE EMAILS telling me what sort of stuff I can find on the website. Thanks guys!

  • Eric the baker09/06/2011 at 11:01

    I love how the Financial Times sent me FIVE EMAILS telling me what sort of stuff I can find on the website. Thanks guys!

    Let me guess, are they all related to timely financial information? :)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:03

    Let me guess, are they all related to timely financial information? :)

    It appears so. I was disappointed not to find many cookery recipes for sure ;)

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 11:04

    Phew well I feel a lot better now.

    Trying to work out if I should buy insurance for my kindle...

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 11:23

    Morning from an Overcast Tundraland. The Temperature is already 21 C and it is 7:17 am.

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caqc0363?ref=homecity is calling for 0. 5 cm of rain to fall on both Saturday and and Sunday in Montreal. With Isolates showers on Saturday and light rain on Sunday.

    The poor groundhogs/woodchucks members of the Marmot family are going to get wet!

    Has anyone been able to work out where are the two DRS zones in Montreal? Logic sayy the backstraight but do you really want The Wall of Champions be teh boundary between the two DRS zones?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:23

    Trying to work out if I should buy insurance for my kindle...

    Or just look after it, which is the cheaper option

    Well done on the job. What is it?

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 11:24

    Trying to work out if I should buy insurance for my kindle...

    theres kindle insurance? how odd.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:25

    Here's something that might cheer Thursday up a little: itunes.apple.com/…/id441832606?mt=8

    Woo and indeed, hoo

    Great move. Purchased and tried out. Love it! :)

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 11:25

    Trying to work out if I should buy insurance for my kindle...

    theres kindle insurance? how odd.

    I would not be surprized if they insure insurance itself.....

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:25

    Has anyone been able to work out where are the two DRS zones in Montreal? Logic sayy the backstraight but do you really want The Wall of Champions be teh boundary between the two DRS zones?

    Aren't the DRS zones the back straight + the pit straight?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:26

    theres kindle insurance? how odd.

    There's definitely gadget insurance

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 11:26

    Any bets this weekend for who will "paint" the Wall of Champions"?

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 11:27

    There's definitely gadget insurance

    I so wouldn't insure any of my gadgets individually. My contents insurance covers a set amount of stuff "carried outside the home" though.

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:27

    Any bets this weekend for who will "paint" the Wall of Champions"?

    Has Hamilton done it yet?

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 11:27

    Eric the baker 09/06/2011 at 12:01:38

    I love how the Financial Times sent me FIVE EMAILS telling me what sort of stuff I can find on the website. Thanks guys!

    Let me guess, are they all related to timely financial information? :)

    You should look into this Eric. I hear that bakers love to make dough.... :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 11:27

    Has Hamilton done it yet?

    Don't think so

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:27

    Any bets this weekend for who will "paint" the Wall of Champions"?

    Pastor - a given. A Toro Rosso, very likely to be Hymie, if so. Someone getting out of the way of Kobayashi :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:28

    I so wouldn't insure any of my gadgets individually. My contents insurance covers a set amount of stuff "carried outside the home" though.

    Not usually up to value of something like an iPad

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 11:28

    Not usually up to value of something like an iPad

    I got too choose the value, I made sure it did :)

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 11:32

    I so wouldn't insure any of my gadgets individually. My contents insurance covers a set amount of stuff "carried outside the home" though.

    Yeah so does mine I guess. I don't have any cover for accidental damage though. Tbh I'm more likely to break it by dropping it than anything else.

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 11:32

    Has anyone been able to work out where are the two DRS zones in Montreal? Logic sayy the backstraight but do you really want The Wall of Champions be teh boundary between the two DRS zones?

    Aren't the DRS zones the back straight + the pit straight?

    That would make Turns 13/14 (The Wall of Champions) the boundary... not good when you have a decent straight (all be it with a kink) going into the hairpin.....

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 11:33

    Yeah so does mine I guess. I don't have any cover for accidental damage though. Tbh I'm more likely to break it by dropping it than anything else.

    I could understand if it was a bit pricier but even if you broke it they're not that much to replace these days, Kindles have gotten cheeeeap.

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 11:34

    Well done on the job. What is it?

    Thanks. Internal promotion. Temporary management job for 3 months to cover someone who's moving. There's no-one in the area who can take it permanently so I think they just want a bit of time to parachute someone in from elsewhere or have a bit of time to recruit externally or whatever.

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 11:37

    Nisha (sp?) at Manipe F1 has figured out the DRZ zone.... http://www.manipef1.com/news/articles/12213/

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:38

    Yeah so does mine I guess. I don't have any cover for accidental damage though. Tbh I'm more likely to break it by dropping it than anything else.

    What kind of insurance is that!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 11:39

    What kind of insurance is that!

    I think it's called "a scam"

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 11:40

    What kind of insurance is that!

    Well I don't own much of value tbh.... It covers theft mainly. I don't have cover for accidental damage of any of my stuff.... The excess would be higher than the value of my possessions half the time.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:41

    Nisha (sp?) at Manipe F1 has figured out the DRZ zone.... www.manipef1.com/…s/articles/12213/

    Naoise. Gaelic names are quite challenging :D

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:41

    Well I don't own much of value tbh.... It covers theft mainly. I don't have cover for accidental damage of any of my stuff.... The excess would be higher than the value of my possessions half the time.

    Fair point

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 11:42

    Nisha (sp?) at Manipe F1 has figured out the DRZ zone.... www.manipef1.com/…s/articles/12213/

    Man, that's crazy. The DRS zone is the whole back straight from the hairpin to the 1st corner. You just get the feeling that Koby's going to try to take the chicane flat out .... Doubt if it will work, but if anyones going to try it.....

    LEROY JENKINS will......

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:43

    I could understand if it was a bit pricier but even if you broke it they're not that much to replace these days, Kindles have gotten cheeeeap.

    $139? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Y27P3M/?tag=gocous-20&hvadid=5729120357&ref=pd_sl_cazfqv6ny_e

    Should I get this instead of an iPad and wait for the next one to come out?

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 11:43

    Naoise. Gaelic names are quite challenging :D

    How would one write "Man, I was far off-base on that one" in Gaelic? :-)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:43

    How would one write "Man, I was far off-base on that one" in Gaelic? :-)

    At least you tried ;)

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 11:44

    Should I get this instead of an iPad and wait for the next one to come out?

    I really wouldn't say you should get either instead of the other, as much as the media seems to compare them I use them both in completely different ways and everyone else I know with both does too.

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 11:44

    Should I get this instead of an iPad and wait for the next one to come out?

    It's awesome! But it depends what you want it for. It's not really an equivalent item to an ipad.

  • Sidepodcast Update09/06/2011 at 11:45
  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:46

    It's awesome! But it depends what you want it for. It's not really an equivalent item to an ipad.

    Agreed

    If you only want an eReader, Kindle is fantastic

    The iPad does many other things... at a price

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:46

    I see. All very good points. I think I would like an e-reader now and wait for an iPad 3.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:47

    How would one write "Man, I was far off-base on that one" in Gaelic? :-)

    If in doubt, phonetics work everytime

  • Eric the baker09/06/2011 at 11:47

    Should I get this instead of an iPad and wait for the next one to come out?

    I picked up a Nook Color from Barnes and Noble. (Not sure if they supply to Europe) It's has an Android system under it's proprietariness. I "rooted" it and installed full Android OS on it. It's not quite an iPad, but it's more than just a reader.

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 11:47

    I see. All very good points. I think I would like an e-reader now and wait for an iPad 3.

    I'd recommend it. Not that I've ever used the Kindle 3 but if the Kindle 2 is <3 I'd imagine the 3 is too :)

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 11:47

    Man, that's crazy. The DRS zone is the whole back straight from the hairpin to the 1st corner. You just get the feeling that Koby's going to try to take the chicane flat out .... Doubt if it will work, but if anyones going to try it.....

    There are a few things that comes to mind...

    - Teams are really going to have to think of the gear ratios properly and really consider the forecast, specifically the wind.

    - I am worried about the run-off area coming in to the final chicane. If something goes wrong, the wall (pit-lane - front-straight) is close and there are often safety vehicles in the entrance of the pit-lane.

    Though this may all be moot... current long-term forecast has 70% chance of rain.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:49

    Though this may all be moot... current long-term forecast has 70% chance of rain.

    Showers though, aren't they. Difficult to get a reliable forecast at this time for an hour and a half window

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 11:53

    Showers though, aren't they. Difficult to get a reliable forecast at this time for an hour and a half window

    We'll just have to wait for the official FIA weather predictions that are sent out to the teams... and expect the opposite.

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 11:54

    Bert 09/06/2011 at 12:47:55

    Man, that's crazy. The DRS zone is the whole back straight from the hairpin to the 1st corner. You just get the feeling that Koby's going to try to take the chicane flat out .... Doubt if it will work, but if anyones going to try it.....

    There are a few things that comes to mind...

    - Teams are really going to have to think of the gear ratios properly and really consider the forecast, specifically the wind.

    - I am worried about the run-off area coming in to the final chicane. If something goes wrong, the wall (pit-lane - front-straight) is close and there are often safety vehicles in the entrance of the pit-lane.

    Though this may all be moot... current long-term forecast has 70% chance of rain.

    Although I am pretty sure that teh pit lane section there is straight, so that you can lock up your tires and not have to worry about not having to hit something for a couple of seconds, which should be enough time to get some sort of traction or slow down.

    I have a feeling there will be a ton of speeding though the pit lane penalities,a lthough.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 11:54

    OMG; the Delta Wing is going to run at Le Mans next year!!! www.autosport.com…port.php/id/92080

    The only thing I don't like the sound of is powered by a 300bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

    I'm not liking this trend towards lower cylinder turbos

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 11:56

    The only thing I don't like the sound of is powered by a 300bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

    When the ran through the specs last year, they were talking top speeds of 275-300 kph with it. the sounds of racing cars has never been a factor for me ever.

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 11:57

    When the ran through the specs last year, they were talking top speeds of 275-300 kph with it. the sounds of racing cars has never been a factor for me ever.

    Le Mans is really different though. It seems like each car has it's own sound...

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 11:59

    Le Mans is really different though. It seems like each car has it's own sound...

    Bear in mind, this was originally for IndyCar

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 11:59

    Although I am pretty sure that teh pit lane section there is straight, so that you can lock up your tires and not have to worry about not having to hit something for a couple of seconds, which should be enough time to get some sort of traction or slow down.

    Some run-off, but with cars regularly running 320-330KPH, and who knows what with DRS... things come up fast.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=circuit+gilles+villeneuve&ie=UTF8&hq=circuit+gilles+villeneuve&hnear=&ll=45.503373,-73.522927&spn=0.003406,0.004179&t=h&z=18

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:00

    Le Mans is really different though. It seems like each car has it's own sound...

    The sound isn't the issue, you can tune an exhaust. I just don't like the trend that seems to be bowing to green pressure rather than technical innovation

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:01

    The sound isn't the issue, you can tune an exhaust. I just don't like the trend that seems to be bowing to green pressure rather than technical innovation

    As long as the sound is ok and it keeps manufacturers in the sport I'm OK with it.

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 12:05

    The sound isn't the issue, you can tune an exhaust. I just don't like the trend that seems to be bowing to green pressure rather than technical innovation

    Getting ridiculous amount of power from tiny little engines seems quite innovative to me.

    LM is the perfect place for this car, love this news. :) I was against it being an IndyCar.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 12:05

    I'm not liking this trend towards lower cylinder turbos

    Its all about the power to weight ratio. every kilo has to justify itself with KW*

    *(BHP, but i dont like metric to not metric ratios)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:05

    Getting ridiculous amount of power from tiny little engines seems quite innovative to me.

    300bhp & 1.6-litre isn't that ridiculous

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:06

    LM is the perfect place for this car, love this news. :) I was against it being an IndyCar.

    I do like the concept though, I hope it's competitive with some of the other classes

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:06

    300bhp & 1.6-litre isn't that ridiculous

    Full Tilt for 24 hours though?

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 12:07

    300bhp & 1.6-litre isn't that ridiculous

    If this is the starting point think about where it'll be in five or ten years.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:07

    Full Tilt for 24 hours though?

    Isn't that the design brief? It's what they do

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 12:08

    300bhp & 1.6-litre isn't that ridiculous

    ??? It isnt? For what a fan jet?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:08

    If this is the starting point think about where it'll be in five or ten years.

    But road car engines have this capability now, or fairly close

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:08

    The Delta Wing looks a lot better with the two sportscar roll hoops instead of the one airbox though

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:08

    ??? It isnt? For what a fan jet?

    Turbo 4 cylinder

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 12:09

    But road car engines have this capability now, or fairly close

    That's possibly the point though, acheive the same results using an underpowered engine with better fuel mileage.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 12:10

    Turbo 4 cylinder

    I think 300BHP is still a lot for that engine

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:10

    That's possibly the point though, acheive the same results using an underpowered engine with better fuel mileage.

    If it works, I'll be the first to applaud

    I admire the concept, I'm just unsure of the results. Good to see someone try something new though

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 12:15

    Although I am pretty sure that teh pit lane section there is straight, so that you can lock up your tires and not have to worry about not having to hit something for a couple of seconds, which should be enough time to get some sort of traction or slow down.

    Some run-off, but with cars regularly running 320-330KPH, and who knows what with DRS... things come up fast.

    maps.google.com/m…&t=h&z=18

    Well, it is either that or make the first part of the chicane and pray to nail the second part of the chicane, or else that Quebec provincial flag makes one awesome crosshair for about where you are going to end up on on the concrete wall.......

    There is some irony in how "concrete" Welcomes are in Quebec, isn't there....?

  • Jordan F109/06/2011 at 12:15

    Time for breakfest. Then off to work. bye everyone.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:16

    Bye Jordan, have a good day

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:17

    Time for breakfest. Then off to work. bye everyone.

    see ya man

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:23

    I'm thinking of writing rules for a Le Mans drinking game for saturday. Can you guys think of any ideas?

    So far I have

    1. Drink when Hindy makes a reference that Sportscars are better than F1

    2. Drink when Franck appears in person on TV

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:24

    2. Drink when Franck appears in person on TV

    FRANCK!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:25

    FRANCK!

    3. Drink when Christine says "FRANCK!"

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 12:25

    I would not be surprized if they insure insurance itself.....

    Those are the people who live in the Gerkin in London: Swiss Re. The "Re" stands for Reinsurance. People who insure insurance companies. There are several of them. Lloyds of London is another. And they insure each other too so it's turtles all the way down.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:26

    And they insure each other too so it's turtles all the way down.

    :lol:

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:26

    Those are the people who live in the Gerkin in London: Swiss Re. The "Re" stands for Reinsurance. People who insure insurance companies. There are several of them. Lloyds of London is another. And they insure each other too so it's turtles all the way down.

    Who insures the insurers? ;)

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:26

    3. Drink when Christine says "FRANCK!"

    Oops.

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:28

    4. Drink when a parochial reference is made to something only someone from the UK would understand

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 12:28

    4. Drink when a parochial reference is made to something only someone from the UK would understand

    Oh God, Hindy's stint will be hell

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 12:29

    3. Drink when Christine says "FRANCK!"

    Oops.

    We probably won't be sober enough to watch Canada quali at that rate. :P

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 12:30

    Drink when anybody mentions insurance?

    Hmmm I think I have got confused ;)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:30

    Bolton has a Le Mans festival this weekend: http://bit.ly/9QydrP

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:31

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/jean-todt-calls-for-20-races-on-the-2012-calendar

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:32

    Ping: www.f1minute.com/…the-2012-calendar

    *excitedly checks the app...*

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:32

    *excitedly checks the app...*

    Hehe. I'm not sure how instant it is.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:33

    Ping: www.f1minute.com/…the-2012-calendar

    I just don't get the point of publishing a provisional calendar and then saying there won't be that many

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:34

    Hehe. I'm not sure how instant it is.

    Ooh, it's on mine. IT WORKS! Not that I had any doubt.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:34

    I just don't get the point of publishing a provisional calendar and then saying there won't be that many

    Unless he has heard the many complaints. But... that would be the FIA paying attention and that seems unlikely.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:35

    Ooh, it's on mine. IT WORKS! Not that I had any doubt.

    Me too. Good work

    Autorefresh for v1.1?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:35

    Unless he has heard the many complaints. But... that would be the FIA paying attention and that seems unlikely.

    They thought it would be popular? After a good start, the FIA have slipped back into old habits

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:35

    Autorefresh for v1.1?

    I should think so. Save your requests and we'll have a post up at some point soon :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:36

    I should think so. Save your requests and we'll have a post up at some point soon :)

    Obviously much plugging to come too, I hope

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 12:36

    I should think so. Save your requests and we'll have a post up at some point soon :)

    Ok Ok... I've got one... some...

    But it's great... just a few tweaks :)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:37

    Ooh, it's on mine. IT WORKS! Not that I had any doubt.

    Mine too - not too far behind.

    Christine, this is an awesome idea - I don't sync my phone that much so to just turn on the app and the podcasts are just there is great - makes it so much easier to listen to!

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 12:37

    I have left a 5 star iTunes review...

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:37

    I have left a 5 star iTunes review...

    Same, in Danish too ;)

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:37

    But it's great... just a few tweaks :)

    I have at least one too :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:37

    I have left a 5 star iTunes review...

    Oh yes, that's on my list too

    Let's restart the lame flame war :D

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:37

    Christine, this is an awesome idea - I don't sync my phone that much so to just turn on the app and the podcasts are just there is great - makes it so much easier to listen to!

    Wooohoo!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:38

    Let's restart the lame flame war :D

    The Lame War!

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:38

    Let's restart the lame flame war :D

    They don't have an app, do they? :P

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 12:38

    Christine, this is an awesome idea - I don't sync my phone that much so to just turn on the app and the podcasts are just there is great - makes it so much easier to listen to!

    OMG. There's an app for this now?? WOW!

    What's the app name? Will download it tonight. :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:38

    They don't have an app, do they? :P

    No but they love a good review counting session :D

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:38

    What's the app name? Will download it tonight. :)

    I'll bet you can guess ;)

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:39

    What's the app name? Will download it tonight. :)

    F1Minute

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 12:39

    I'll bet you can guess

    :D Hahaha! Indeed. Will this include SPC podcasts too?

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 12:39

    They don't have an app, do they? :P

    That's how you trick them we say, "you write great reviews of our app, and we'll do the same for yours". And they'll be all like, "yeah lets write loads of great reviews and then we'll get great reviews for our app" and we'll be all like, "hahaha"

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:39

    :D Hahaha! Indeed. Will this include SPC podcasts too?

    Nope. I'm not even sure that's possible because of the massive file sizes. Dunno.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:40

    That's how you trick them we say, "you write great reviews of our app, and we'll do the same for yours". And they'll be all like, "yeah lets write loads of great reviews and then we'll get great reviews for our app" and we'll be all like, "hahaha"

    :)

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:40

    Nope. I'm not even sure that's possible because of the massive file sizes. Dunno.

    It would be difficult to download them over 3G...

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:40

    Nope. I'm not even sure that's possible because of the massive file sizes. Dunno.

    Probably only streaming possible

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 12:40

    Nope. I'm not even sure that's possible because of the massive file sizes. Dunno.

    It would be difficult to download them over 3G...

    True. But that would be truly mind-blowing.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:40

    It would be difficult to download them over 3G...

    I think Apple sets a limit. I must admit most of my knowledge is gained from listening to Mr C's mutterings though.

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 12:41

    Nope. I'm not even sure that's possible because of the massive file sizes. Dunno.

    I do believe that if anyone can sort it out... then Mr C can sort it out :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:42

    I think Apple sets a limit. I must admit most of my knowledge is gained from listening to Mr C's mutterings though.

    Usually, if it's to download rather than stream, it's 20MB. It used to be 10

    Not sure of streaming limitations

  • Stuart C09/06/2011 at 12:44

    Afternoon all. Just popping in between press conferences. So far the only person to have refused to answer a question today is the prez of the FIA...

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 12:44

    Afternoon all. Just popping in between press conferences. So far the only person to have refused to answer a question today is the prez of the FIA...

    No surprise there, then. What did you ask him?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:45

    Afternoon all. Just popping in between press conferences. So far the only person to have refused to answer a question today is the prez of the FIA...

    While I think he should answer his critics, I do agree that Le Mans isn't the time to be discussing F1

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:46

    And hi Stuart, what's the atmosphere like there?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 12:47

    Hi Stuart,

    Enjoying France?

    :)

  • Stuart C09/06/2011 at 12:47

    No surprise there, then. What did you ask him?

    Whether he thought F1 had been damaged by the Bahrain business.

    While I think he should answer his critics, I do agree that Le Mans isn't the time to be discussing F1

    Correct, but you have to take these opportunities when the window opens, otherwise these people hide away and only talk to hand-picked media outlets.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:47

    Afternoon all. Just popping in between press conferences. So far the only person to have refused to answer a question today is the prez of the FIA...

    Thank you for the Franckage!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:47

    Correct, but you have to take these opportunities when the window opens, otherwise these people hide away and only talk to hand-picked media outlets.

    Agreed. The pressure is important but he has an easy get out buy staying on topis for the event

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:48

    Agreed. The pressure is important but he has an easy get out buy staying on topis for the event

    *on topic

  • Stuart C09/06/2011 at 12:48

    what's the atmosphere like there?

    Hot!

    Lots of people out and about but very few people in the grandstands as yet - track action's a way off yet.

    Drunken Brits? Check.

  • Stuart C09/06/2011 at 12:49

    Thank you for the Franckage!

    He was delayed somewhat in the slight work backlog that's built up. I think I need to clone myself.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:50

    He was delayed somewhat in the slight work backlog that's built up. I think I need to clone myself.

    Well yes. Or prioritise better ;)

  • Stuart C09/06/2011 at 12:51

    Well yes. Or prioritise better ;)

    Hmm. Yes. That is a point. Press conf and marathon transcription beckons. Audi-os!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 12:52

    Hmm. Yes. That is a point. Press conf and marathon transcription beckons. Audi-os!

    Have fun!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 12:52

    Hmm. Yes. That is a point. Press conf and marathon transcription beckons. Audi-os!

    Have fun

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 12:56

    Lots of people out and about but very few people in the grandstands as yet - track action's a way off yet.

    I'll bet the campsites are rocking :)

  • Journeyer09/06/2011 at 12:57

    Whether he thought F1 had been damaged by the Bahrain business.

    Eek. Difficult question. No wonder he stayed on topic.

  • lou09/06/2011 at 12:58

    Hey everyone! anyone watching the tennis? Andy will be on soon :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 12:59

    Hey everyone! anyone watching the tennis? Andy will be on soon :)

    Hi Lou

    No, we are playing with the F1 Minute app :D

  • lou09/06/2011 at 12:59

    No, we are playing with the F1 Minute app :D

    ohhh i saw that this earlier and downloaded it straight away! Love it!! :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 13:01

    Hey everyone! anyone watching the tennis? Andy will be on soon :)

    Any idea who you will see tomorrow at Queens?

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:02

    Hey everyone! anyone watching the tennis? Andy will be on soon :)

    I think we've earned a bit of tennis-time.

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 13:05

    Thank you for the Franckage!

    DRINK!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:05

    DRINK!

    Oh no! I am going to be responsible for quite a lot of hangovers.

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:05

    Any idea who you will see tomorrow at Queens?

    not yet, but i'm hoping Roddick vs Verdasco will be a possibility. Fernando just needs to win his match now (which i'm sure he will) and then if Murray wins he'll be playing too.. ahhh soo exciting. There is a possibility for so many good matches tomorrow they can't possibily fit them all on centre court, specially with the rain so we may get to see some good ones! eeekk!

  • Alex Andronov09/06/2011 at 13:05

    I think we've earned a bit of tennis-time.

    STOP! Tennis Time!

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:06

    I think we've earned a bit of tennis-time.

    yaaay! aww Pat Cash didn't get tickets to the tennis at the olympics either. i feel his pain.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 13:06

    Any comedic moments at Le Mans to report stuart, aside from Mr Todt?

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:07

    from @Wimbledon:

    Official announcement from the Referee's Office: the following players have withdrawn from The Championships - Men's singles: Berankis, Mathieu, De Bakker; Women's singles: Bacsinszky, Schnyder, Safina, Dulko, Szavay, Kleybanova

    Poor Christine, learns who Dulko is and now shes going awol

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:08

    Poor Christine, learns who Dulko is and now shes going awol

    Boo. But she did go out injured in the match I saw.

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 13:08

    Any comedic moments at Le Mans to report stuart, aside from Mr Todt?

    I heard that Ant Davidson asked Mcnish if his AUDI was running. Allan said "aye!" and Ant replied "then you better run after it!"

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 13:08

    Great work on the f1min app mrC, it works great! :)

    Doohicky/dashboard/fbfb apps to come next? :P

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:08

    Boo. But she did go out injured in the match I saw.

    oddly after retiring in that one she still played her next doubles match.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:09

    oddly after retiring in that one she still played her next doubles match.

    Hmm, selective injuries.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:09

    Doohicky/dashboard/fbfb apps to come next? :P

    We certainly have more ideas. Not confirming anything though :)

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:09

    oh gosh! i thought they were kidding! Alistair Mcgowan is commentating at Wimbledon?

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:10

    I haven't watched any Queens yet because it ain't on TV until the semifinals so I might go make some toast, slather on some Nutella, then settle back with a stream :)

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:11

    I haven't watched any Queens yet because it ain't on TV until the semifinals so I might go make some toast, slather on some Nutella, then settle back with a stream :)

    hhehe!! you have to watch tomorrow! :) yaay for Queens!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:11

    hhehe!! you have to watch tomorrow! :) yaay for Queens!

    We'll be looking for you on TV.

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:12

    hhehe!! you have to watch tomorrow! :) yaay for Queens!

    if you see Delpo you must take many photos with your awesome skills so I can show my friend who oddly thinks hes the most delicious man to ever walk the planet.

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:12

    We'll be looking for you on TV.

    :D i just hope it doesn't rain too much.. i'm trying to work out which camera to take!

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:13

    if you see Delpo you must take many photos with your awesome skills so I can show my friend who oddly thinks hes the most delicious man to ever walk the planet.

    hehe i'll take photos of everyone we see :)

    tennis player wise....not the crowd, that could be freaky.

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 13:16

    We certainly have more ideas. Not confirming anything though :)

    Good to hear that ... you guys didn't seem keen on making an app before...

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:17

    Good to hear that ... you guys didn't seem keen on making an app before...

    Something about a different/new code language now.

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:18

    as I was making my toast I see one of my flatmates has finished the spag bol they made 3 days ago and then left sitting on the cooktop, uncovered, taking a bit out of it each night.

    I don't understand how these people have not died from severe food poisoning, it's not the first time they've eaten something thats been at room temperature for 3-4 days. They even have worse food hygiene standards than Nick!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 13:19

    I don't understand how these people have not died from severe food poisoning, it's not the first time they've eaten something thats been at room temperature for 3-4 days. They even have worse food hygiene standards than Nick!

    If it's a life long habit they probably have a brilliant immune system by now :D

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:20

    That umpire has the thickest coat I've ever seen. Lou, wrap up warm tomorrow.

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 13:20

    I don't understand how these people have not died from severe food poisoning, it's not the first time they've eaten something thats been at room temperature for 3-4 days. They even have worse food hygiene standards than Nick!

    Perhaps it's that the risk is overstated. My mom freaks out that I leave a sandwich with mayonnaise in my un-cooled (ok, there are a few beers) backpack when I go to races. As if 10 minutes out of the fridge the mayo turns in to Charlie Manson.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 13:21

    Subs Article! http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/3580/the-mystery-of-abu-dhabi-wrc-loss/

    Looks like Bin Suleyam has blocked Abu Dhabi getting a WRC rally.

    Could be Dubai-Abu Dhabi rivalry, or the local federation not wanting to cede control to abu dhabi tourism

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 13:21

    That umpire has the thickest coat I've ever seen. Lou, wrap up warm tomorrow.

    It's lovely when the sun's out but gets chilly in the shade

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:21

    That umpire has the thickest coat I've ever seen. Lou, wrap up warm tomorrow.

    my friend and i were thinking of bringing many layers. i have a nice warm waterproof honda coat that i found yesterday. may wear that..

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 13:21

    Something about a different/new code language now.

    capital letters no longer required? :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 13:22

    Something about a different/new code language now.

    HTML5-ness

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:23

    my friend and i were thinking of bringing many layers. i have a nice warm waterproof honda coat that i found yesterday. may wear that..

    doesit have a wet surface and a dry surface?

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:23

    doesit have a wet surface and a dry surface?

    :D hehe no, but you've just reminded me of my honda umbrella! i'm bringing that too :)

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 13:24

    Don't know if this got posted..... Le Mans spotter guide. Fortunately for the Audi drivers there is a clear side-shot of the #60 Aston, so they know what to look for.

    http://www.spotterguides.com/le-mans-2011-guide

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:27

    :D hehe no, but you've just reminded me of my honda umbrella! i'm bringing that too :)

    speaking of coats, the Nike store finally got the running jacket in stock in my size so I ordered it, but I do notice the shipping address is "Amy Fulton, Australia"

    hmm. Might have to email them about that. Stupid website didn't even have a place to enter a shipping address!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 13:27

    Don't know if this got posted..... Le Mans spotter guide. Fortunately for the Audi drivers there is a clear side-shot of the #60 Aston, so they know what to look for.

    Speaking of Audi, any word on whether their car got fixed after last night's smash into the Aston Martin - frightening accident if ever there was one

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:27

    speaking of coats, the Nike store finally got the running jacket in stock in my size so I ordered it, but I do notice the shipping address is "Amy Fulton, Australia"

    hehe wow, you weren't hoping on getting that jacket any time soon were you? :)

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:28

    hehe wow, you weren't hoping on getting that jacket any time soon were you? :)

    it'll probably show up just as the weather improves and I no longer require a running jacket :)

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:28

    Erm Murray.. what are you doing?.. win this please O.O

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:29

    Erm Murray.. what are you doing?.. win this please O.O

    I like that the bbc call Tipsy Tips'vic

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 13:33

    Not sure... looking for info on motorsport.com and saw this... Holy cow!

    http://www.motorsport.com/#/all/news/deltawing-announced-for-2012-le-mans-24-hours/?v=3&f=1&s=1&i=1

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:35

    I like that the bbc call Tipsy Tips'vic

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 13:38

    Not sure... looking for info on motorsport.com and saw this... Holy cow!

    www.motorsport.co…1&s=1&i=1

    Aye - had a big discussion about it earlier. Can't wait.

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 13:39

    Speaking of Audi, any word on whether their car got fixed after last night's smash into the Aston Martin - frightening accident if ever there was one

    Again, quoting from Motorsport, the Audi Wednesday report article... "The safety concept of the new LMP1 sports car proved its viability as well: damage occurred primarily to body parts. A repair before the final qualifying session will be possible without any problem,"

    She looks good to go!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 13:40

    She looks good to go!

    Good stuff. I was surprised at how little on-sight damage was done to the Aston - that was a big hit

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:40

    right, I have sent an email to Mr Air Asia to make sure he hasn't forgotten about me, turns out I haven't heard from him since April!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:46

    From 5LiveF1: Thanks to a thunderstorm the paddock now looks like this! http://yfrog.com/h7sosqpj

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:46

    right, I have sent an email to Mr Air Asia to make sure he hasn't forgotten about me, turns out I haven't heard from him since April!

    oh gosh that is some time ago!

    Amy is your air asia prize the same thing as the Spark reporter?

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:47

    New post ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/06/09/l-is-for-landguard-fort/

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:48

    Amy is your air asia prize the same thing as the Spark reporter?

    nope

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 13:48

    From 5LiveF1: Thanks to a thunderstorm the paddock now looks like this! http://yfrog.com/h7sosqpj

    Yeah, rolled through about 30 minutes ago, 10 minutes of crash-boom-bang. Nothing bad. Last night had about 30 minutes of the stuff. Clearing up.

  • RubberGoat09/06/2011 at 13:48

    From 5LiveF1: Thanks to a thunderstorm the paddock now looks like this! http://yfrog.com/h7sosqpj

    Did you see my picture of lightning the other day? http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbergoat/5806008346/in/photostream

  • lou09/06/2011 at 13:48

    nooooo not rain!!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 13:48

    Yeah, rolled through about 30 minutes ago, 10 minutes of crash-boom-bang. Nothing bad. Last night had about 30 minutes of the stuff. Clearing up.

    Sounds like fun!

  • Amy09/06/2011 at 13:49

    oooh I like the lowering of the umpire

  • lou09/06/2011 at 14:01

    i just got all confused about Andy Murray being on the radio 'this coming wednesday' when i realised this is a repeat. ahh silly queens, stop raining!

  • lou09/06/2011 at 14:20

    Amy is your air asia prize the same thing as the Spark reporter?

    nope

    i don't understand their spark reporter thing. i am yet to see how you can become it, yet people still 'win' just... hooow??.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 14:46

    i don't understand their spark reporter thing. i am yet to see how you can become it, yet people still 'win' just... hooow??.

    Is it a Fan Club Members' thing?

  • lou09/06/2011 at 14:47

    ohhh players are back on court! :)

  • lou09/06/2011 at 14:47

    Is it a Fan Club Members' thing?

    i'm not sure, lotus say to sign up for the spark newsletters/emails for more info, yet ive had nothing! :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 14:49

    Wow

    @MidwkMotorsport: Incredible exclusive, out of nowhere on @radiolemans - @StirlingMossCom finally decides to hang up his helmet during chat with Joe Bradley

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 14:53

    @OfficialSF1Team: Good news from the paddock: @checoperez17 passed the FIA test successfully and will race on sunday!

  • lou09/06/2011 at 14:54

    @OfficialSF1Team: Good news from the paddock: @checoperez17 passed the FIA test successfully and will race on sunday!

    yaay!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 14:56

    @StirlingMossCom:

    He always said that if he felt he got in the way or scared himself he would stop racing. In qualifying he... ...the car was just too quick for him & that it deserved better. He has decided not to race on Saturday, Ian Nuthall will drive the entire race.

    Its a sad for motorsport, but above all Stirling, whose career spanned over 60 years at the wheel. He bows out in the most dignified way possible.

    He is and always will be a legend of motor sport.

  • RG09/06/2011 at 14:56

    @OfficialSF1Team: Good news from the paddock: @checoperez17 passed the FIA test successfully and will race on sunday!

    I must admit I was looking forward to the proposed reserve driver... http://yfrog.com/gzzu7gyj (from Checo himself, I think its his Dad).

    Hi people

  • lou09/06/2011 at 14:58

    ohh Murray, you should have won that game :/

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:00

    Hi people

    hello!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 15:00

    Hi RG

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 15:02

    It makes me sad that I will now never have the chance to see Sir Stirling race. I hope he has a very long and happy retirement.

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:20

    Christine can you be mean about Murray please, he's not doing as well as he should be.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 15:35

    Christine can you be mean about Murray please, he's not doing as well as he should be.

    Well, it's not a surprise is it. Silly Murray.

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:36

    Well, it's not a surprise is it. Silly Murray.

    he's picked up his game in the last few games but there was a moment i was a little worried he wouldn't be a queens tomorrow!

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:37

    ohh near Tipsy is getting angry..

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:37

    ohh near Tipsy is getting angry..

    *dear.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 15:37

    ohh near Tipsy is getting angry..

    If they are both angry, goodness knows what will happen.

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 15:37

    World Endurance Championship officially announced by the FIA

    http://www.lemans.org/en/races/24h/update/The-FIA-World-Endurance-Championship-is-unveiled--_4068.html

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:38

    If they are both angry, goodness knows what will happen.

    ohh gosh they may well be. Murray seems a bit tame in comparison to Tipsy tho..

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 15:40

    ohh gosh they may well be. Murray seems a bit tame in comparison to Tipsy tho..

    It must be the sunglasses.

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:41

    It must be the sunglasses.

    hehe! i think Tipsy needs to take them off, he keeps hitting the net. i'm not sure he can actually see anything!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 15:41

    Ping -->

    Sir Stirling Moss Retires - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/sir-stirling-moss-retires/

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:43

    Tie break! ohh murray you could have wrapped this up by now!

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:51

    wohooooo!! Murray wins :)

  • Eric the baker09/06/2011 at 15:55

    wohooooo!! Murray wins :)

    Must have been Christine being mean about him.

    More proof that correlation is cause :)

  • lou09/06/2011 at 15:59

    hehehe Pat Cash is kinda funny. right i must go out now, a nice afternoon of tennis so far, hope those watching enjoy the Rafa match! see ya! x

  • Rubbergoat09/06/2011 at 16:24

    Sir Stirling Moss Retires - theformulaoneandm…ing-moss-retires/

    Aww. Glad I got to see him race at le mans a couple of years ago then.

  • Rubbergoat09/06/2011 at 16:26

    We went driving looking for a fruit and veg farm. Instead we find a place that sells grilled chickens. Dinner is served!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/06/2011 at 16:27

    Aww. Glad I got to see him race at le mans a couple of years ago then.

    Good stuff

  • Sidepodcast Classics09/06/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - F1 Digest 2009 - Britain GP

    Originally published 22/06/2009

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 17:06

    I must admit I was looking forward to the proposed reserve driver... http://yfrog.com/gzzu7gyj (from Checo himself, I think its his Dad).

    I'm not sure that 'slotted overalls' are legal

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 17:23

    Hullo gang.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 17:28

    Hullo gang.

    Hey Lukeh

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 17:30

    Hey Lukeh

    Hi bassano, bagged the day off for the meet up good sir :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 17:31

    Hi bassano, bagged the day off for the meet up good sir :)

    Cool. Good job Sir

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 17:33

    How is everyone who's around?

    I'm thankful Sidepodcast has taught me how to deal with the eternal jinx that is Thursday, phew :)

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 17:34

    @FifthDriver just tweeted that Lewis and Jenson are confirmed for Goodwood FoS, not sure who is doing which days yet

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 17:35

    How is everyone who's around?

    Day off today but the sun has been nice in between the odd shower and pesky appointments

    And you, how's the job?

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 17:36

    How is everyone who's around?

    Considerably better than yesterday :)

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 17:37

    Day off today but the sun has been nice in between the odd shower and pesky appointments

    Same weather here, would love our summer to decide if it wants to be summery or not. I'm gonna find michael fish and demand answers.

    And you, how's the job?

    Going well, bit of a rough day today dealing with lots of dodgy questions but it was my first real proper day dealing with both the system and the calls at the same time with someone shadowing me. I do like the mental challenge of being on the spot though very much. Getting there slowly, much more comfortable towards the end of the day.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 17:38

    Going well, bit of a rough day today dealing with lots of dodgy questions but it was my first real proper day dealing with both the system and the calls at the same time with someone shadowing me. I do like the mental challenge of being on the spot though very much. Getting there slowly, much more comfortable towards the end of the day.

    That's good, being challenged is important for me too. Otherwise I get bored

  • Sidepodcast Update09/06/2011 at 17:45
  • Nick09/06/2011 at 17:50

    Boo Lemans and their geo-locked streaming on eurosport player!

    I wanted to pay... now to enter the pirates den

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 17:52

    I wanted to pay... now to enter the pirates den

    It's getting worse here. My browser just crashed, so combined with the live timing not auto-updating, I've basically got Twitter and here, and even those not all the time :(

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 17:56

    Just had a brief Safety Car - presumably a practise.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 18:08

    It's getting worse here. My browser just crashed, so combined with the live timing not auto-updating, I've basically got Twitter and here, and even those not all the time :(

    Eurosport player is terrible, i have an account now, which lasts for 1 month but there is no way to pay to activate it!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 18:09

    Eurosport player is terrible, i have an account now, which lasts for 1 month but there is no way to pay to activate it!

    Are you using the app or the website?

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 18:09

    Are you using the app or the website?

    trying to signup on the website, app is blocked

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 18:10

    Fisi's car has power steering failure and is in the pits :(

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 18:10

    trying to signup on the website, app is blocked

    Oh, of course

    Isn't there an email to confirm or something?

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 18:11

    Could we please stick to one thread for LM stuff? ta.

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 18:12

    Could we please stick to one thread for LM stuff? ta.

    I'm trying. It was showing as the qualifying thread when I posted but it looks like it's ended up in the daily :(

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 18:13

    Eurosport player is terrible, i have an account now, which lasts for 1 month but there is no way to pay to activate it!

    It isn't always easy to get working.

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 18:13

    Isn't there an email to confirm or something?

    no, giving it another go with a different email

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 18:15

    It isn't always easy to get working.

    Goodness knows why not though eh... If someone wants your money for something, you'd think they'd let you hand it over!

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 18:16

    no, giving it another go with a different email

    omg it works!

    What a ridiculous process. they could learn a lot from sky

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 18:17

    What a ridiculous process. they could learn a lot from sky

    No swearing please

  • Janna09/06/2011 at 18:21

    Hello all. From @TheFifthDriver:

    @JensonButton will be at Goodwood on Saturday July 2nd, with @LewisHamilton taking to the hill on Sunday 3rd

    Glad am there Sat to see Jenson :)

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:22

    Hiya Janna

    Glad am there Sat to see Jenson :)

    I'm going for the Saturday only too, so that's awesome. Lou should be delighted too, planned out very well for her :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 18:22

    Hello all. From @TheFifthDriver:

    Hi Janna

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:24

    Hopefully Bruno will be there all 3 days so I can go and hug my BFF for the 3rd year running :)

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:25

    Hopefully Bruno will be there all 3 days so I can go and hug my BFF for the 3rd year running :)

    One step ahead of myself, chat with him even. Ahem.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 18:25

    Hopefully Bruno will be there all 3 days so I can go and hug my BFF for the 3rd year running :)

    Will he remember you though!

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:26

    Will he remember you though!

    Of course*, we're bestest friends :)

    *This translates to I'll hide my crushing disappointment well

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 18:26

    *This translates to I'll hide my crushing disappointment well

    Awww :)

  • Janna09/06/2011 at 18:27

    Hopefully Bruno will be there all 3 days so I can go and hug my BFF for the 3rd year running :)

    One step ahead of myself, chat with him even. Ahem.

    Am I going to have to restrain you? Looks like we will be spending the Sat stalking ;)

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:28

    Am I going to have to restrain you? Looks like we will be spending the Sat stalking ;)

    Well last year I forgot I shook his hand so I shook it again, we'll have to see how embarassing it gets :)

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 18:28

    Am I going to have to restrain you? Looks like we will be spending the Sat stalking ;)

    Hehehe. You can't have expected any less.

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 18:35

    Evening all

    I see as soon as Christine killed off iheartfranck because he was invisible he popped up on autosport

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/92085

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 18:36

    I see as soon as Christine killed off iheartfranck because he was invisible he popped up on autosport

    Hehe. I did kill it off just before his one week of fame, though.

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 18:37

    Hehe. I did kill it off just before his one week of fame, though.

    Bad timing. You know he will probably win Le Mans now and you will have missed out on the biggest event of his career

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 18:38

    Bad timing. You know he will probably win Le Mans now and you will have missed out on the biggest event of his career

    I will take credit for it.

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:38

    I see as soon as Christine killed off iheartfranck because he was invisible he popped up on autosport

    He didn't predict the end of iheartfranck did he :(

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 18:38

    I will take credit for it.

    Quite right too

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 18:39

    He didn't predict the end of iheartfranck did he :(

    :D

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 18:40

    I will take credit for it.

    Can see the headlines already - 'Montagny: I Did It for Christine From the Internet'

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 18:40

    Can see the headlines already - 'Montagny: I Did It for Christine From the Internet'

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 19:26

    Manipe makes a good point about Canada's DRS Zones

    @ManipeF1: Don't be surprised if FIA make changes after Friday once they've analysed practice data. They've done it before - in China

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 19:34

    From @ScarbsF1:

    Pat Symonds reprimanded: This months Professional Engineer Magazine, had an advert by the 'Institute of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) Finding their member Pat Symonds guilty of misconduct over Singapore 2008 crash-gate and severely reprimanding him. Isn't this all a bit late? http://yfrog.com/h74yzvkj

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 19:36

    Nacho nacho time. Nacho nacho time.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 19:36

    From @ScarbsF1:

    Pat Symonds reprimanded: This months Professional Engineer Magazine, had an advert by the 'Institute of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) Finding their member Pat Symonds guilty of misconduct over Singapore 2008 crash-gate and severely reprimanding him. Isn't this all a bit late? http://yfrog.com/h74yzvkj

    Trying to influence any decision on him returning to the paddock with Virgin?

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 19:37

    Trying to influence any decision on him returning to the paddock with Virgin?

    Probably just professional body slothdom

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 19:37

    Nacho nacho time. Nacho nacho time.

    Bueno bueno. Yummy yummy.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 19:39

    A thunderstorm woke me up last night at 1:30, and I started trying to solve something I needed to do at work today and I was worrying about a student and her family and I couldn't go back to sleep until 3am. So, I'm a bit tired. I'll make tonight an early night.

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 19:39

    Bueno bueno. Yummy yummy.

    I'm trying to be good with my food (and my wallet) but I've decided I deserve a treat!

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 19:40

    I'm trying to be good with my food (and my wallet) but I've decided I deserve a treat!

    you do! In celebration of your new job!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 19:43

    A thunderstorm woke me up last night at 1:30, and I started trying to solve something I needed to do at work today and I was worrying about a student and her family and I couldn't go back to sleep until 3am. So, I'm a bit tired. I'll make tonight an early night.

    Further proof that too much thinking is bad for your health

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 19:44

    A thunderstorm woke me up last night at 1:30, and I started trying to solve something I needed to do at work today and I was worrying about a student and her family and I couldn't go back to sleep until 3am. So, I'm a bit tired. I'll make tonight an early night.

    I've also woken up a couple of times over the last two nights. Had an earlier night last night but didn't fix it and still tired.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 19:49

    Further proof that too much thinking is bad for your health

    I then had a dream playing out the whole scenario today so when I woke up I felt like I already took care of it, so it made the actual doing very simple. :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 19:49

    I've also woken up a couple of times over the last two nights. Had an earlier night last night but didn't fix it and still tired.

    Sleep deficits usually take 2 nights to recover. Apparently

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 19:50

    I then had a dream playing out the whole scenario today so when I woke up I felt like I already took care of it, so it made the actual doing very simple. :)

    Ooh, interesting

    You should train people to do that :)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 19:51

    You should train people to do that :)

    hehe. It was similar in some ways, getting to work through the obstacles before they actually happened in order to avoid them. Plus, the subconscious doesn't know time, so part of me felt like I already did it.

  • Janna09/06/2011 at 19:56

    I know it's daft because I ordered & paid for it, but it always feels like a treat when the nice man from Tesco brings me food :)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 20:09

    Marble [or Malteser] guards for McLaren's brake ducts in Montreal, via Scarbs

    http://yfrog.com/h872cdcj More of McLarens chicken wire brake ducts...

  • Bert09/06/2011 at 20:10

    Marble [or Malteser] guards for McLaren's brake ducts in Montreal, via Scarbs

    We call those "gopher catchers".

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 20:10

    We call those "gopher catchers".

    :)

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 20:52

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/sidepodchat-fly-on-the-wall-with-senna-director-asif-kapedia

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 20:54

    other ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/bahrain-racing-between-iraq-and-qatar-place

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 20:54

    Ping: sidepodcast.com/p…ctor-asif-kapedia

    Perfect for daily-writing accompanyment :)

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 20:54

    Perfect for daily-writing accompanyment :)

    what time you finishing the daily? x1 more post coming soon.

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 20:55

    what time you finishing the daily? x1 more post coming soon.

    Not for a while, plenty more to pack in

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 20:56

    Not for a while, plenty more to pack in

    xxx

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 20:56

    Mr C

    Nokia lost another one

    http://evertiq.com/news/19797

    And their finances are shot to hell

    http://evertiq.com/news/19793

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 20:57

    This storm is going to be bad. I'm a little nervous. So far just pitch black at 5pm and heavy rain, bad thunder/lightning.

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 20:57

    Nokia lost another one

    am contemplating writing windows mobile apps, for the first time in a decade. microsoft can save nokia... maybe.

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 20:58

    This storm is going to be bad. I'm a little nervous. So far just pitch black at 5pm and heavy rain, bad thunder/lightning.

    Ohh that sounds horrible. I don't envy you in the slightest... can't deal with night time uberstorms!

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 20:58

    am contemplating writing windows mobile apps, for the first time in a decade. microsoft can save nokia... maybe.

    You have to think there is going to be a bid for at least part of the company by Microsoft

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 20:59

    Ohh that sounds horrible. I don't envy you in the slightest... can't deal with night time uberstorms!

    This is a 'severe thunderstorm with tornadic activity, but now I can't watch the breaking news 'cause I unplugged my tv. It's a bit scary.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 20:59

    Mr C

    Nokia lost another one

    http://evertiq.com/news/19797

    And their finances are shot to hell

    http://evertiq.com/news/19793

    My prediction of Micro$oft buying their phone Division may come true sooner than I thought

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 20:59

    This is a 'severe thunderstorm with tornadic activity, but now I can't watch the breaking news 'cause I unplugged my tv. It's a bit scary.

    Pillow + duvet + hide = profit

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 20:59

    You have to think there is going to be a bid for at least part of the company by Microsoft

    Hardly going to help the situation though is it....

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 21:00

    Hardly going to help the situation though is it....

    windows 8 look cool!

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 21:00

    Pillow + duvet + hide = profit

    lawn chair+garage+now getting into my car in the garage = even better, close to hiding

    Keep quali on for distraction.

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 21:01

    am contemplating writing windows mobile apps, for the first time in a decade. microsoft can save nokia... maybe.

    You think Windows Mobile will take a bigger chunk than Android?

    I understand Android's fragmentation causes issues for developers but...

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 21:02

    Hardly going to help the situation though is it....

    MS has the financial muscle to stop the markets chewing the company up

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 21:02

    lawn chair+garage+now getting into my car in the garage = even better, close to hiding

    Safer than in an actual building?

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 21:03

    windows 8 look cool!

    I'm not that big on this kind of news etc. but the way I see it computer company well past its peak buying out yesterday's phone manufacturer is close to irrelevant.

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 21:04

    I'm not that big on this kind of news etc. but the way I see it computer company well past its peak buying out yesterday's phone manufacturer is close to irrelevant.

    lukeh nailed it in his daily: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-3rd-june-2011

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 21:05

    I'm not that big on this kind of news etc. but the way I see it computer company well past its peak buying out yesterday's phone manufacturer is close to irrelevant.

    MS don't make computers but I take your point

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 21:06

    lukeh nailed it in his daily: sidepodcast.com/p…ily-3rd-june-2011

    Incidentally Microsoft announced a redesign of the Xbox dashboard at E3 and it's going to the Windows Mobile type of design.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 21:09

    Lost power, but now it's on and off intermittently. Seems to be subsiding a bit.

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 21:10

    Safer than in an actual building?

    I'm inside my car that is inside my garage that is under my apartment.

    #layersofsafety

    #dontlaugh

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 21:10

    I'm inside my car that is inside my garage that is under my apartment.

    #layersofsafety

    Is this Inception 2: The Storm

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 21:11

    Is this Inception 2: The Storm

    oooh. Let's write it. hehehe

  • Pat W09/06/2011 at 21:27

    More from Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton :)

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2011/06/tony-stewart-gets-stuck-in-hamiltons.html

  • Nick09/06/2011 at 21:51

    Night All

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 21:54

    I am going to have to sit on tomorrow's daily to squeeze it down so it fits in the suitcase.

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 22:01

    AAAAARGH!!! A moth landed on my face!!!!

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 22:02

    AAAAARGH!!! A moth landed on my face!!!!

    And?

  • Mr C09/06/2011 at 22:04

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/introducing-the-f1minute-iphone-app

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 22:06

    And?

    I have a bit of a thing about insects.

  • Christine09/06/2011 at 22:07

    I have a bit of a thing about insects.

    Oh. Thanks for sharing.

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 22:08

    I have a bit of a thing about insects.

    Did you swat it?

  • Alison09/06/2011 at 22:09

    Did you swat it?

    More like hoping squealing would put it off...

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 22:11

    More like hoping squealing would put it off...

    Did you do that at the interview too?

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 22:14

    Did you do that at the interview too?

    If you don't give me the job, I'll sqeam and sqeam and squeam :)

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 22:17

    The storm has moved through. A wicked one, but even with power on and off I ended in the 'on' position, so yay! Lots of damage around and power outages in the state, but temp has now dropped 20 degrees. ahhhhh.. relief.

  • Jeremy09/06/2011 at 22:17

    Thanks for all the birthday messages yesterday, both here and on Facebook. I miss you all. Stay safe, and be nice to each other ;-)

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 22:18

    The storm has moved through. A wicked one, but even with power on and off I ended in the 'on' position, so yay! Lots of damage around and power outages in the state, but temp has now dropped 20 degrees. ahhhhh.. relief.

    Phew

    Do you get another day off school?

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 22:20

    Do you get another day off school?

    hehe

    Cute.

    I did see some trees down in that town, and I'm hearing sirens, but NO MORE days off, we'll have to make them up, and I have a plane to catch to London and can't make any more up. 9 is enough.

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 22:25

    Seems the daily is all done so I'd better head to bed. Night guys!

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 22:25

    Night Lukeh

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 22:25

    Seems the daily is all done so I'd better head to bed. Night guys!

    Good night :)

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 22:25

    Seems the daily is all done so I'd better head to bed. Night guys!

    Night Lukeh

  • Kai09/06/2011 at 22:26

    90,000 people without electricity right now.

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 22:27

    Does everyone know about the huge lump of sun that blew off this week?

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News060711-blast.html

  • Lukeh09/06/2011 at 22:31

    Oh and before I go, just made me laugh on twitter, is it me or is DC rocking the Christian Horner look a bit?

    http://yfrog.com/gykmdfpj

    #nothere

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 22:37

    Bad timing. You know he will probably win Le Mans now and you will have missed out on the biggest event of his career

    Christine won't miss out on it. It'll be on Sidepodcast instead of a site on its own :)

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 22:38

    Pat Symonds reprimanded: This months Professional Engineer Magazine, had an advert by the 'Institute of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) Finding their member Pat Symonds guilty of misconduct over Singapore 2008 crash-gate and severely reprimanding him. Isn't this all a bit late? http://yfrog.com/h74yzvkj

    That is very slow, even if acting on the 2009 investigation rather than the incident itself.

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 22:40

    Sleep deficits usually take 2 nights to recover. Apparently

    Depends on the magnitude of the deficit. But basically if you borrow an hour of sleep, you have to pay the majority of it off at some time, and if you leave it too long it's with interest.

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 22:45

    Ooh, I can have a lie-in tomorrow (unless the new kitchen fitting makes too much noise!)

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 22:49

    Ooh, I can have a lie-in tomorrow (unless the new kitchen fitting makes too much noise!)

    That doesn't sound like it'll be quiet

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 22:51

    That doesn't sound like it'll be quiet

    It won't. I'm worried it will ruin my lie-in plans. And if I complain it'll be "we've waited 28 years for this kitchen fitting, don't think you can delay it going in any further!"

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 22:53

    For Mr C:

    No 'iTunes In The Cloud' for United Kingdom Until 2012 say PRS

    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/09/no-itunes-in-the-cloud-for-united-kingdom-until-2012/

  • Bassano09/06/2011 at 22:53

    It won't. I'm worried it will ruin my lie-in plans. And if I complain it'll be "we've waited 28 years for this kitchen fitting, don't think you can delay it going in any further!"

    Go to sleep with earplugs

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2011 at 23:02

    Go to sleep with earplugs

    That won't be enough if they start doing the kitchen - I have very sensitive ears.

  • Steven Roy09/06/2011 at 23:18

    Stirling Moss has retired from racing aged 81. End of an era

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/92105