Showing posts from June 21, 2009

Holy crap - Michael Jackson is dead!

When Elvis died, a lot of people said they could remember exactly where they were when they heard the news. I was a little young, but I do remember I was on the front at Porto Cristo in Mallorca when I heard the news. Today Michael Jackson is dead - I'll likely remember this day too - when my father-in-law walked in and flopped the daily paper on the kitchen table with the three-word-headline "Jacko Is Dead". :-(

There will be a Formula 1 championship after all.

The story Max Mosley is giving today is that he's not going to stand for re-election to the FIA now that a deal has been reached with the FOTA about the technical regulations and budget restrictions for Formula 1 next year. In other words - he's agreed to step down which is why the FOTA have come back in to the fold. Looks like everyone got what they wanted then (for the time being at least): that dickhead Mosley is going to leave.

A miracle of modern technology

There's an interesting story in London today - they're test-running the first air-conditioned tube trains - due for regular service next summer. For sure it's going to make a difference - if you've ever been on one of those noisy sweatboxes in the summer, you'll know just how miserable they area. But the funny part of the story was that Boris Johnson (London's Mayor) claimed that this was a "miracle of modern technology". ? Air conditioning has been around for decades - it's not modern. It's not a miracle either. And then the story went on to explain how the deeper tube lines would have to wait for their air conditioned trains because it was more of a challenge. Surely if the air conditioning is on the trains, then it's no more challenge to drive them through the subsurface tunnels as it is to drive them through the deep tunnels? The entire story makes no sense at all: air conditioned tube trains .