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Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2004, Bahrain

I think Sepang & Sakhir rate amongst the top circuits in the world, Sakhir being really really hard on the brakes. I'd love to see a race on this circuit with track temperatures closer to 50°+ & see how the tires handle desert conditions. Another thing would be obviously a sandstorm :) Really something we can't see anywhere else on a F1 Circuit in the world.


As for the race, I think BAR is really gelling together as a wonderful unit. I really feel sad for Jacques who gave quite a lot to the team & he's not around when they're getting some sexy performance from that car. Renault's putting up consistent performances too & if Alonso can keep his nerves a little longer, he'll do fine ;)

Ferrari just showed why they're the current world champs. Schumacher did that simply superb qualifying lap to get P1 & today they were just flying all over the place, no one was able to catch them. As for Willams, seemed Montoya had some serious problems with his car near the end of the race. McLaren need something done & fast. Kimi's car beat all firework displays I've seen & blew up in spectacular fashion. I'm seriously feeling bad for him now, not finishing a single race out of the first 3 ain't fun at all. "Sucker" pulled into the pits too & Sato showed some top class driving when he effortlessly overtook "Sucker". Ralf should be kicked hard for rash driving. The way he messed with Sato was dumb & looked very very desperate. Somewhat similar to how Montoya took Rubeno out at Indianapolis last year. Also, Bridgestone seem to be doing well only with Ferrari. They supply tyres to just 3 teams out of the 10 & apart from Ferrari, both in the qualifying & the race the rest of the sheet shows Michelin. Wonder if Bridgestone have a future in F1 if Ferrari decides to switch.


I'm now running Gnome 2.6 & no great noticeable improvements as such. The splash screen on start-up is Gentoo customized, so looks a little more cooler & for those interested, here is a list of major changes in 2.6 over 2.4

Nice weekend, off to Sify tomorrow ;)

Update : Now running linux-2.6.5 And I've managed to solve my Bangalore Weather problem thanks to kalyan. Solution here.

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premshree
Apr. 4th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
So in the near future when I go to an iWay, I'll be using software that you were involved with. Cool.
fox2mike
Apr. 4th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)
Yup :) If the iWay is running Linux, most of the code will be what we've written up.
ex_kalyan
Apr. 4th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
ralf stole the thunder today. I think he should be banned from F1 for what he did to sato today.
fox2mike
Apr. 4th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
Oh yeah forgot all about that. I think he'll be fined a nice large sum or made to lose positions in the next GP. That was so bloody snobbish of him.
ex_kalyan
Apr. 4th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
client ?
What client do you use to get the weather on the linux desktop ?
fox2mike
Apr. 4th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: client ?
As I mentioned in your post, GKrellm with the GKrellWeather plugin & also Gnome's Weather Report (But I can only set ICAO codes in GKrellm, so only that shows me B'lore weather).
ex_kalyan
Apr. 4th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: client ?
but thats a gnome applet right ? any standalone apps ?
ex_kalyan
Apr. 4th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: client ?
oh crap. I need sleep.. sorry
fox2mike
Apr. 4th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: client ?
LOL :)
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