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    So much for German precision engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    So much for German precision engineering
    Made in UK

    I tried to make this point a while ago but accidentally deleted my post, F1 is a British success story, to the extent that most of the teams are UK based, even Mercedes (supposedly German), Renault (supposedly French), Force India (supposedly Indian) and Haas (supposedly American). The Merc chassis is UK made, the Merc engine is UK made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    Made in UK

    I tried to make this point a while ago but accidentally deleted my post, F1 is a British success story, to the extent that most of the teams are UK based, even Mercedes (supposedly German), Renault (supposedly French), Force India (supposedly Indian) and Haas (supposedly American). The Merc chassis is UK made, the Merc engine is UK made.
    Will this still be so after Brexit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    Will this still be so after Brexit?
    Engineering excellence definitely won't change with Brexit. and sorry, I forgot Red Bull (supposedly Austrian)

    With the exception of Ferrari, and on occasion including them, F1 teams find it difficult to sustain themselves outside UK. Ferrari do OK, Sauber struggle along, Toro Rosso underperform considering their funding. F1 engineering is a massive UK success story, not ignoring the fact that there are a league of nations involved in the collective effort.

    The only remotely Dutch F1 team I can think of was the shortlived (part of 2007) Spyker team, although even that was just a branding of a team based in Northamptopn (and now called force India)

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    What a race that was, Lewis just when you think he can't get any better just goes and moves it up a notch

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    What a race that was, Lewis just when you think he can't get any better just goes and moves it up a notch
    I loved it, with just a slight tinge of sadness that it was at Kimi's expense, and a great afternoon of sport - Lewis, England Cricket and Rangers not getting thrashed...

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    I would like to know the answer to a couple of ferrari biased decisions.

    First, why has no action been taken against them regarding the unsafe release of Vettel? It shouldn't matter if there was a complaint, it was a safety issue.

    Also, when Ricciardo pulled off alongside the track with Marshalls recovering his car, why was there no VSC, which would have given Hamilton the lead?

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    Two good questions, apparently it was said the unsafe release wasn't caught on the 'world feed' so Charlie didn't spot it which I find strange, so which feed are the world viewers watching he they aren't watching the world feed? Can you imagine the riot if vettel got a drive through or a stop n go, Jesus that would top the weekend off for me

    About the vsc, I noticed how the Marshall's were making a meal of recovering the car, to me it looked as though they were trying to throw a safety car so vettel could catch the pack quicker

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    Bad news for F1 fans is that only one 2019 GP will be shown 'free to air' (the British GP), and F1 will continue to go the way of Boxing, an absolute irrelevance to the vast majority of the sporting public, yet apparently carrying on regardless in its own bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    Bad news for F1 fans is that only one 2019 GP will be shown 'free to air' (the British GP), and F1 will continue to go the way of Boxing, an absolute irrelevance to the vast majority of the sporting public, yet apparently carrying on regardless in its own bubble.
    At Amazon and other online stores and probably at your local computer/electronic store, you can buy Andriod boxes which you can programme to pick up any station you want. BBC, ITV/Channel4-5, Sky, BTSport, foreign stations etc etc etc. Prices from around £40 to a couple of hundred. Over here the local Computer shop will also programme it for you for around £50 if you think that might be a difficult task.......

    ..... not that I am trying to persuade anybody into any shady action

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    At Amazon and other online stores and probably at your local computer/electronic store, you can buy Andriod boxes which you can programme to pick up any station you want. BBC, ITV/Channel4-5, Sky, BTSport, foreign stations etc etc etc. Prices from around £40 to a couple of hundred. Over here the local Computer shop will also programme it for you for around £50 if you think that might be a difficult task.......

    ..... not that I am trying to persuade anybody into any shady action
    We had this discussion way back, maybe before your entrance to the forum, and I stay (broadly) on the right side of the law on this, a bit sensitive to the whole issue due to previous aggro regarding musical copyright theft. To each their own.

    Ironic story on the general them of copyright theft, I had a run-in with a 'professional photographer' (ie a guy with a camera who calls himself professional on facebook) who recently threatened to take me to court re a photo I used in my magazine - he later agreed that copyright rested with the photo's subject matter, a rock band he'd done a shoot with. Anyway, the irony is that despite now having a notice on his fb page that he will sue anyone using his photos, he has put a request out for anyone who will 'lend' him a photoshop installation CD because the PIRATED version of photoshop he has is no longer working....pot kettle black blah blah

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    Article 13 of the new proposed EU Internet Law addresses exactly these issues. As the wording currently stands Youtube, Facebook and other "content providers" will have to actively police copyright.

    Facebook has already dipped its toe into this particular water. Here are two instances of which I am aware.

    Two friends of mine who broadcast a weekly Soul Show (for the past 25 years) have broadcast it through the ether in Amsterdam, via internet through the url of the studio they use and also with a live video on Facebook. Amonth ago FB told them they could live stream the video but FB would kill the sound. The first couple of weeks we could both watch and listen through 2 url's. Now they have a new provider for online watching/listening via a single url.

    Another friend posted a video of his daughter. There was a Bob Marley track playing in the background..... FB killed the audio. I wonder how much of Youtube's content will be pulled if this new law gets passed. A year ago it was voted down. They have amended it but, IMO, not nearly enough.

    I think this piece of legislation will be the catalyst to Millennials turning anti-EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    Article 13 of the new proposed EU Internet Law addresses exactly these issues. As the wording currently stands Youtube, Facebook and other "content providers" will have to actively police copyright.

    Facebook has already dipped its toe into this particular water. Here are two instances of which I am aware.

    Two friends of mine who broadcast a weekly Soul Show (for the past 25 years) have broadcast it through the ether in Amsterdam, via internet through the url of the studio they use and also with a live video on Facebook. Amonth ago FB told them they could live stream the video but FB would kill the sound. The first couple of weeks we could both watch and listen through 2 url's. Now they have a new provider for online watching/listening via a single url.

    Another friend posted a video of his daughter. There was a Bob Marley track playing in the background..... FB killed the audio. I wonder how much of Youtube's content will be pulled if this new law gets passed. A year ago it was voted down. They have amended it but, IMO, not nearly enough.

    I think this piece of legislation will be the catalyst to Millennials turning anti-EU.
    I hope RA isn't reading this, otherwise this will be another topic hijacked for the anti brexit argument.

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    It seems to have been hijacked away from F1 already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    It seems to have been hijacked away from F1 already
    I think the conundrum of whether to line Sky’s pockets or break the law in order to watch live f1 is totally relevant IMO

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    Im lucky in the respect that I work for BT and for the cost of my landline which I have to pay I get free calls, free broadband, free infinity, free BT Vision(all the sky channels), free BT sport as well as other perks, free eye care, dental care, subsidised childcare, half price cinema tickets, weekly offers at electrical stores, employee discount at Dabs.com(or BTshop) after they bought them, 60% off my EE contract......the list goes on, get a job at BT, Sky or Virgin thats what I say

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    Do they pay you as well?

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    Is that what that money is in my account, wonder if they're paying me as well, Shhh don't tell em!

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    #super positive does it again, well who'd of funk it, a track where a ferrari win was nailed on #blessed goes and spoils the party

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Im lucky in the respect that I work for BT and for the cost of my landline which I have to pay I get free calls, free broadband, free infinity, free BT Vision(all the sky channels), free BT sport as well as other perks, free eye care, dental care, subsidised childcare, half price cinema tickets, weekly offers at electrical stores, employee discount at Dabs.com(or BTshop) after they bought them, 60% off my EE contract......the list goes on, get a job at BT, Sky or Virgin thats what I say
    the downside to all that is you have to have BT broadband

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