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by bbobeckyj
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cars going off track - the solution..
Replies: 45
Views: 13430

Re: Cars going off track - the solution..

Track sensors and an automatic rev/speed limiter when off track.
by bbobeckyj
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407707

Re: Annoyances

Or get a wireless charger, or a temporary prepay burner...
by bbobeckyj
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 497360

Re: The Joke Thread

Or, there are 11 types of people in this world, those who understand roman numerals and those who don't
by bbobeckyj
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumours Lauda is quitting
Replies: 40
Views: 6983

Re: Rumours Lauda is quitting

specdecible wrote:
johnp wrote:What exactly does Lauda do for Mercedes? besides shooting off his mouth and insult other teams

I just assumed he was an elderly fan...??

:lol:
How Heartfmless
by bbobeckyj
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who would buy out Red Bull?
Replies: 60
Views: 11742

Re: Who would buy out Red Bull?

That has always been my reply. It is not speed that is the danger, it is the speed difference. That said, I still have to say that the speed limit is not the Minimum speed you have to drive, it is not even a recommended speed. It is the speed that borders on being too fast. If the limit fits the ro...
by bbobeckyj
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who would buy out Red Bull?
Replies: 60
Views: 11742

Re: Who would buy out Red Bull?

Ironic that the one who complains about the number of accidents is also the one that complains about people driving below the limit? Moby, I know that you know this, but I want to say it anyway. Where I live there is a popular scenic stretch of road, it's common for people to drive up to 20 miles u...
by bbobeckyj
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who would buy out Red Bull?
Replies: 60
Views: 11742

Re: Who would buy out Red Bull?

Apple? Meh... what an overrated company. I'd say car industry companies only. Ford, and the return of Jaguar in F1. I guess that you haven't heard that they are making a car then... wow, those people from silicon valley strike again, again they think they are smarter than the rest of the world, and...
by bbobeckyj
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who would buy out Red Bull?
Replies: 60
Views: 11742

Re: Who would buy out Red Bull?

May be a silly question, if it drives itself, why does it need wing mirrors? A legal requirement for all cars, there are few laws for autonomous cars, and almost certainly none which specifically make a distinction between autonomous cars and others, so the rules will be the same. Secondly I doubt ...
by bbobeckyj
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who would buy out Red Bull?
Replies: 60
Views: 11742

Re: Who would buy out Red Bull?

nixxxon wrote:Apple? Meh... what an overrated company.

I'd say car industry companies only.


Ford, and the return of Jaguar in F1. :D

I guess that you haven't heard that they are making a car then...
by bbobeckyj
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Eurytus coming back?
Replies: 44
Views: 18182

Re: Is Eurytus coming back?

I personally think he's back already. There are a couple of posters who I believe are actually the same person who are particularly antagonistic towards me (and maybe to some other people too) who seem to want to just fight and defend a corner for the sake of it, often showing a lack of knowledge o...
by bbobeckyj
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish 2nd in the standings?
Replies: 46
Views: 4988

Re: Who will finish 2nd in the standings?

I don't know where to check, but I thought that Mercedes had used all of their engine tokens, while Ferrari still have a few left. Although that would mean a grid penalty in one race, most of the remaining races have good overtaking oportunities. I voted Vettel. No, it's the other way around. Both ...
by bbobeckyj
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish 2nd in the standings?
Replies: 46
Views: 4988

Re: Who will finish 2nd in the standings?

I don't know where to check, but I thought that Mercedes had used all of their engine tokens, while Ferrari still have a few left. Although that would mean a grid penalty in one race, most of the remaining races have good overtaking oportunities. I voted Vettel.
by bbobeckyj
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Eurytus coming back?
Replies: 44
Views: 18182

Re: Is Eurytus coming back?

Truth, where is Eurytus?
He/she was almost certainly a (the?) mod on the old team, who would get into arguments with people with his non-mod account, close the thread leaving his post as the last word, and ban people without warning.
by bbobeckyj
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I accidentally found a piece of internet archaeology
Replies: 40
Views: 5166

Re: I accidentally found a piece of internet archaeology

Why does this site still exist? Doesn't a server and domain cost money?
by bbobeckyj
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 367033

Re: The TV Thread

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_vo ... =tv_series
Dexter, Daredevil, House of Cards, all seem thematically appropriate. But I would suggest missing out at least the last season of Dexter.
Edit, also Sons of Anarchy, and Justified. The latter is great fun with characters I like giving my time too.
by bbobeckyj
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 367033

Re: The TV Thread

GoT I would guess might be ruled out by the number of pov characters. Imagine starting out with one family of 8(?) all with plots, each time they interact with a new character, that character starts a pov story arc. That's simplified but not far from how it all escalates. The fantasy is almost never...
by bbobeckyj
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407707

Re: Annoyances

There's another thing that annoys me, people who watch live TV and don't pay their TV licence, but will spend £6 on a coffee every morning and smoke 20 a day. It's £5 a week, it's not expensive for christs sake. A can of worms maybe, but, people who live on benefits yet smoke, drink, obese, buy eve...
by bbobeckyj
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407707

Re: Annoyances

There's another thing that annoys me, people who watch live TV and don't pay their TV licence, but will spend £6 on a coffee every morning and smoke 20 a day. It's £5 a week, it's not expensive for christs sake. A can of worms maybe, but, people who live on benefits yet smoke, drink, obese, buy eve...
by bbobeckyj
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407707

Re: Annoyances

Morrisons added an s itself without the apostrophe on its signs, but the full company name is WM Morrison supermarkets, so is the sign an abbreviation? Sainsbury has added an apostrophe on its signs, both are family names. I think Waitrose did it right.
by bbobeckyj
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]
Replies: 312
Views: 118541

Re: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]

I did a quick search earlier, around£500k was the only number that I found. I need some context to know if that is a lot of money or not. Does the Amazon number include the presenters and producers wages and startup costs for example.
by bbobeckyj
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2697977

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Seems a speculative piece with not a lot of hard facts presented but this article is claiming that Ferrari will announce contract extensions for both Kimi and Allison at Monza It's a GMM article. GMM is run by a guy who does nothing much other than google translate foreign tabloid articles and plag...
by bbobeckyj
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2697977

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Seems a speculative piece with not a lot of hard facts presented but this article is claiming that Ferrari will announce contract extensions for both Kimi and Allison at Monza It's a GMM article. GMM is run by a guy who does nothing much other than google translate foreign tabloid articles and plag...
by bbobeckyj
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]
Replies: 312
Views: 118541

Re: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]

Too bad, I was hoping for Netflix. I already have a Netflix account and I'm definitely not about to sign up to two or more streaming services. It's not that I can't afford it but I'm not signing up for one show only - where does it end then? Maybe they will sell it on to other broadcasters. I'm not...
by bbobeckyj
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 497360

Re: The Joke Thread

Schumaker, Seven wrote:So this fake eyelash walks into a movie, and starts watching. After 55 minutes time, she leaves, citing she didn't know that the duration of the film would be depicting jail life.

Maybe these are getting lost in translation? I don't understand both of your jokes.
by bbobeckyj
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 367033

Re: The TV Thread

... My latest "What to watch when I've got nothing to do and there's nothing on' show is Falling Skies. I'm currently getting towards the end of Season 1 after struggling to get into it. I feel like things are padded out a bit too much but things are starting to move a bit quicker now. Worth s...
by bbobeckyj
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where will Button be in 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7420

Re: Where will Button be in 2016

Commentating/pundit on the BBC.
by bbobeckyj
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 698006

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

So I finally played Mass Effect 3. The game mechanics are improved but I think that all the issues I had with the previous game are still there, so why do I keep playing it and am I on my second play through immediately after the first 😊? As for the infamously unpopular ending, I didn't get a choice...
by bbobeckyj
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 636770

Re: The Movie Review Thread

Covalent wrote:Saw Terminator Genisys yesterday, as a fan of the first two I have to say this one was the best of the rest.

Damning with faint praise?
by bbobeckyj
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 497360

Re: The Joke Thread

A man goes to the doctor and says, "I feel like a deck of cards!" The doctor replies, "yes, I'm afraid you have herpes." Think I need someone to explain this one to me. Unless it's like that cat joke from last time and I need herpes to get this joke... I don't get it either... I...
by bbobeckyj
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 367033

Re: The TV Thread

Regarding OitnB, I agree a little bit about making a prison show that doesn't make prison look too bad, but you have to remember that it's a minimum security prison and some of the characters are inside for 6-12 months for something that would have given someone in the UK a slap on the wrist or a b...
by bbobeckyj
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maria de Villota tragedy
Replies: 63
Views: 9166

Re: Maria de Villota tragedy

... Re-reading what was written about de Villota's accident, it suddenly struck me that the team said that a malfunction on the car was not a cause. But they didn't inform us about other team-related factors. Did somebody make a gesture to Maria that influenced or misdirected her? Was something sai...
by bbobeckyj
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Would you get on a plane with no pilot.
Replies: 120
Views: 34922

Re: Would you get on a plane with no pilot.

... I would also argue that an autonomous car is harder than an autonomous plane. While, a plane is more difficult for a human to operate from a skill perspective - skill is not an issue with a machine. Driving a car (through a city) is a far more unpredictable environment, as well as the different...
by bbobeckyj
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Van der Garde vs Sauber
Replies: 419
Views: 50624

Re: Van der Garde vs Sauber

im just watching tbe replay of the team principal press conference. is it just me. or is monisha deluded. The few answers she gave made no sense at all. She struck me as being totally out of her depth and came across, frankly, as an idiot. And to be honest how anyone - let alone a qualified lawyer ...
by bbobeckyj
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minor problem with 5 second rule?
Replies: 33
Views: 5539

Re: Minor problem with 5 second rule?

There's already a bigger problem with lapped cars. A car could retire on the lead and final lap, and be passed by a lapped car on its cool down lap. I think this may have been discussed before, the most important point is not who goes furthest, but the time. In effect once the lead driver wins, all...
by bbobeckyj
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minor problem with 5 second rule?
Replies: 33
Views: 5539

Re: Minor problem with 5 second rule?

There's already a bigger problem with lapped cars. A car could retire on the lead and final lap, and be passed by a lapped car on its cool down lap. I think this may have been discussed before, the most important point is not who goes furthest, but the time. In effect once the lead driver wins, all ...
by bbobeckyj
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Old man is being nice.
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: The Old man is being nice.

Ecclestone isn't being nice, it's just the rules that all the teams signed up for. They're permitted to miss three races each season and still be eligible for FOM's WCC payouts. If he was truly being nice he would be giving Marussia a few million to pay off some debts do that they don't miss the nex...
by bbobeckyj
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double Points Superthread [MERGED]
Replies: 298
Views: 36325

Re: Uh oh...what if the double points system actually WORKS?

So I did the calculations for Hmailton and Rosberg for when they have finished a race (Ham 13, Ros 14) and this is what I got: Ham Mean(average)= 1.46 Standard Deviation= 0.78 Variance= 0.60 Ros Mean= 1.88 SD= 0.77 Variance= 0.59 So all the data really shows is that Rosberg has been consistently sl...
by bbobeckyj
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double Points Superthread [MERGED]
Replies: 298
Views: 36325

Re: Uh oh...what if the double points system actually WORKS?

This goes to the ideology of what each position should be worth in points, forgetting about the actual points system for a moment, just imagine for example that driver 'x' finishes half the races with a win, the other half with a driver error DNF, then imagine driver 'y' finishes every race in seco...
by bbobeckyj
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double Points Superthread [MERGED]
Replies: 298
Views: 36325

Re: Uh oh...what if the double points system actually WORKS?

Whatever happens I hope that the double points is not the deciding factor, but I don't agree that Hamilton is the better or more deserving driver. Of the four races that Rosberg has won, two of them were won after Hamilton made a mistake in qualifying, he might not be such a spectacle to watch but ...