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by DaveStebbins
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2017 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1395
Views: 558138

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2017 Edition

Egads, I have been so busy I almost forgot about this. Let's put up a rushed prediction and see where it goes. Hello, everyone, happy 2017 and good luck!

Australia 2017

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Ricciardo
4. Verstappen
5. Bottas
6. Raikkonen
7. Massa
8. Perez
9. Hulkenberg
10. Ocon
by DaveStebbins
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 497249

Re: The Joke Thread

Headline of the Day:

Jurisprudence Fetishist Gets Off On Technicality
by DaveStebbins
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How much each venue pays to host a Grand Prix
Replies: 51
Views: 7720

Re: How much each venue pays to host a Grand Prix

MistaVega23 wrote:€559m for the entire calendar.

Which means revenue from broadcasting is over €1 bn per year. Approaching twice the income from the tracks.
by DaveStebbins
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Rise of the Machines!
Replies: 38
Views: 39074

Re: The Rise of the Machines!

ALESI wrote:You know, the sooner the internet is destroyed the better.

But... what will we do for porn?!?
by DaveStebbins
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)

This is the best reason I've had to sulk all year I'll try to get another mod or two involved for 2017. It's also the only place where we can legitimately criticize and poke fun at the mods without getting banned. Seriously, though, I am glad you enjoyed it. I find it really changes my experience w...
by DaveStebbins
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)

I think 13th place may be my highest finish, even though I have competed in this competition every year. The lesson is not to lose hope, because I was 21st after Mexico. As always, big thanks to pokerman and Fountoukos13 for all of their hard work to make this friendly competition happen. I know it ...
by DaveStebbins
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ron's gone then
Replies: 43
Views: 10508

Re: Ron's gone then

paul_gmb wrote:
Herb wrote:Zak Brown has accepted a 'senior role' at McLaren:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/38056432


we are getting to that place, same as in business, the new age entrepreneur.

all talk no capabilities.

what a total phony this guy is, unbelievable ...

Well, at least you gave him a fair chance...
by DaveStebbins
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Better team mate in 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 13075

Re: Better team mate in 2016

The most interesting for me to pick were Renault, Sauber and Manor. The second half of the season, Palmer has looked better than Magnussen, but the latter has almost all the points. Ericsson has looked better than Nasr, but Nasr got the all-important points for the team. Since being crammed into the...
by DaveStebbins
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NFL thread
Replies: 501
Views: 281959

Re: NFL thread

It's a contrast in divisions, as 5-5 is last place in the NFC East this season, while 5-5 is first place in the AFC North.
by DaveStebbins
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Brazil Updated)

Holiday weekend coming up here in the USA, so early picks again for me. The blindfold and dartboard are getting a real workout this season! :D

Abu Dhabi 2016

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Verstappen
5. Vettel
6. Raikkonen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Bottas
10. Massa
by DaveStebbins
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WORLD SERIES SET: CUBS VS INDIANS
Replies: 24
Views: 15042

Re: WORLD SERIES SET: CUBS VS INDIANS

I really enjoyed that World Series and was very happy for the Cubs when they won. Extra innings in game seven, you can't ask for more excitement than that! The 108 years thing gets bandied about a lot. What really drove it home for me was this. The manager of the last Cubs team to win was player-man...
by DaveStebbins
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Brazil Updated)

Holy cow, early picks led to another podium! And the top ten might even be in reach. As always, falling out of the top 24 would also be easy to do. In fact, even though I am in 13th place, I am closer to 24th than I am to 10th. As Schumacher forever#1 pointed out, the mid-field is very closely bunch...
by DaveStebbins
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Mexico Updated)

Yes, it is obvious each race how much time you (and anyone who helps out) must put into this friendly competition. I will never stop saying how much I enjoy it and how much I appreciate your time, pokerman. Thank you. I am on vacation/holiday for 9 of the next 10 days, so I had better make my picks ...
by DaveStebbins
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WORLD SERIES SET: CUBS VS INDIANS
Replies: 24
Views: 15042

Re: WORLD SERIES SET: CUBS VS INDIANS

Chances are, the teams that win the NFL or MLB are the best team of the moment in the world so it doesn't bother me. But yeah, I see you point to a degree. This was certainly true when the championships were established, which is probably how they can continue to use those titles today. I have only...
by DaveStebbins
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WORLD SERIES SET: CUBS VS INDIANS
Replies: 24
Views: 15042

Re: WORLD SERIES SET: CUBS VS INDIANS

There are no bigger underdogs in major American sports than the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. To have them both in the World Series is a dream come true for me. I haven't paid much attention to baseball since the 1970s, but I usually watch a game or two of the playoffs or World Series each...
by DaveStebbins
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Austin Updated)

Gothnak wrote:Right, well, that was another disaster...

Still beat me rather handily. :lol:

Mexico 2016

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Verstappen
4. Vettel
5. Ricciardo
6. Raikkonen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Bottas
10. Alonso
by DaveStebbins
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wehrlein vs. Ocon
Replies: 17
Views: 3084

Re: Wehrlein vs. Ocon

I like Wehrlein and I am impressed with how quickly Ocon has gotten competitive, coming in at mid-season. I would be happy to see them both move up to mid-field teams next year.
by DaveStebbins
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 138
Views: 53439

Re: Clinton or Trump?

I think a lot of it is down to some people seeing rights being applied to others (LGBT, minorities) as giving them more rights and the expense of those who already took such rights as a given, which in turn steps on their own rights. This theme is nothing new and has been going on since the civil r...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Japan Updated)

Looking like a dry weekend, but what will the temperatures be and how will they affect the various teams. I am going to go with a guess that, after the top three teams, Mercedes engines will rule the day. Austin, TX, USA, 2016 1. Rosberg 2. Hamilton 3. Vettel 4. Ricciardo 5. Verstappen 6. Raikkonen ...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cost of testing away from Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 15347

Re: Cost of testing away from Europe

The obvious problem with testing locally is that most teams are centered in places that have winter, and testing in winter conditions doesn't yield results that are very applicable to summer racing.

Captain Obvious :)
by DaveStebbins
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cost of testing away from Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 15347

Re: Cost of testing away from Europe

The amount of material a team brings to a race is staggering. The amount brought to testing is hopefully less so, but probably still more than most of us imagine. Here is an article Joe Saward wrote for his blog after the trip between Austria and England this year got him wondering about it (it star...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 138
Views: 53439

Re: Clinton or Trump?

I submitted my absentee ballot today as I am going to be in Austin on election day. There is no way in he!! that I would ever vote for trump (I refuse to capitalize that disgusting man's name). Hillary is probably more qualified than any candidate in decades for the role of President. Over 30 years...
by DaveStebbins
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Japan Updated)

Holy doo-doo a podium! I can't remember the last time I had a podium finish. :)
by DaveStebbins
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

Wow, I did not expect a top ten finish last weekend. A few more of those, and I might pull a decent finish out of this season after all.

Suzuka 2016

1. Rosberg
2. HAmilton
3. Verstappen
4. Ricciardo
5. Raikkonen
6. Vettel
7. Alonso
8. Perez
9. Hulkenberg
10. Button
by DaveStebbins
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 4th best team: who is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

Re: 4th best team: who is it?

Given that the question is about which is currently the 4th best team and not which team currently has the 4th best car, I'm going to go with Force India, McLaren and then Williams. Force India seem to be strong throughout their organization and, based upon the budget differences, are consistently p...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 636666

Re: The Movie Review Thread

Batman V Superman Ultimate Edition is a much, much better cut of that film than the cinema version was. Also, it is now 2.5 hours. That isn't too long for a movie like this, Dark Knight was about that length, as have a few of the marvel films been too. Given how much better this is, and how many li...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

No idea why i'm still bothering this year! ... Because you're just beating Spamjet and within shouting distance of me and specdecible. It doesn't matter that we're all fighting over 24th place, there's bragging rights at stake! Malaysia 2016 1. Hamilton 2. Rosberg 3. Vettel 4. Raikkonen 5. Verstapp...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

Don't get too stressed out about podiums, in my first 2 years of playing the competition I never got a podium, I finished 5th in my rookie season and was champion the following year. Well that makes me a little more hopeful. One year (was it last year?), I was in the top ten late in the season whil...
by DaveStebbins
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Monza Updated)

Singapore

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Verstappen
5. Vettel
6. Raikkonen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Alonso
10. Sainz
by DaveStebbins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition

8. DaveStebbins 156 Wow, tied for 8th isn't bad considering I had Hamilton down for the win and left town on vacation before his engine change was announced. When I left, they were still shooting for Monza. Leaving for another long weekend, so I need to get my picks in early again. Monza 2016 1. Ha...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NFL thread
Replies: 501
Views: 281959

Re: NFL thread

People, a question: do preseason games effect the championship standing? Quick answer: no. After the preseason is over, everyone's record is set back to 0-0, and everyone starts the season equal in the standings. As others stated, preseason is for player evaluation, overall offensive and defensive ...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697911

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I've been playing No Man's Sky for the past week and really enjoying it. I had no part of the hype surrounding the game and only became interested in it after launch. It's received bad reviews, apparently because they did a poor job of setting expectations. It was called a survival and exploration g...
by DaveStebbins
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Germany Updated)

Spa, Wallonne, Belgium 2016

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Verstappen
4. Ricciardo
5. Raikkonen
6. Vettel
7. Perez
8. Bottas
9. Hulkenberg
10. Massa

Almost immediately updated and changed. I am wondering if Verstappen will make a mistake at Spa this year, so I move him to the podium.
by DaveStebbins
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697911

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I agree, Snake. Despite the few, mostly tongue-in-cheek, criticisms it has received, it is difficult to dislike a game that encourages going out and walking in the fresh air and sunshine. I also like that people are going out together, in groups, to have fun. Reminds me of the fun I had with friends...
by DaveStebbins
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697911

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

For checking if I'm still connected to PoGo, I open the shop menu. If it comes up within 3 seconds I'm still on. If I see a blank page, I assume I'm not. I'll have to try that, thanks for the tip! Sometimes there are obvious clues, like when I can't rotate the view, but other times there aren't any...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697911

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I feel like Go rather underestimates the distance walked. It absolutely does. I frequently walk a two-mile trail with sign posts every quarter mile. Sometimes PokeGo is accurate and other times it isn't. I wish it would update the egg distances more often. It seems to wait a long time (sometimes ha...
by DaveStebbins
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No more double yellow controversies!
Replies: 47
Views: 5575

Re: No more double yellow controversies!

Whiting also warned that any perceived transgressions from drivers deliberating bringing out the flags would result in a harsh penalty.

He added: "If we had any suspicion that a driver had done it on purpose, that would be quite a serious offence.


from http://www.planetf1.com/news/double-yel ... -in-a-red/
by DaveStebbins
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Hungary Updated)

Germany 2016

1. ROS
2. HAM
3. RIC
4. VET
5. VES
6. RAI
7. ALO
8. SAI
9. BOT
10 HUL
by DaveStebbins
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697911

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I walk a couple miles at mid-day each day work and try to get out several more times per week from home. So I've been playing Pokemon Go quite a bit, since it nicely fits in with what I'm already doing. Walked more than 30 miles the first week I played. Where I work, there is a Poke Stop (essentiall...
by DaveStebbins
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 430137

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Silverstone Upda

Hungary 2016

1. HAM
2. RIC
3. VES
4. ROS
5. VET
6. RAI
7. SAI
8. PER
9. HUL
10. ALO