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    macahan
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    Fer no.65 you have so little time to react and when your viewing things through the viewfinder you have a different perspective of things, everything looks further away than they are. I attended a Autocross and was shooting pictures when a autocrosser had a brainfade and turned bit early (just cones to mark track, the guy had already done 3 rounds around the track) and he drove so close by me I could touched his car. I was taking pictures the entire time and it was not until after he passed me that shock and adrenaline kicked over the recognition how close it was that I got hit and that was when I stepped back. Plus things happens so fast. Probably if the car been headed straight at me it might triggered the flight reflex, I don’t know. But it wasn’t until after the car passed and I lowered the camera the flight reflex kicked in and I involuntarily stepped numerous step backwards.

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    Unless things changed, but this summer while on vacation I only had access to the internet through my Blackberry for two races and I could get to the prediction page but couldn’t submit the predictions :(

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    Of course I post comments and read other comments. I find a lot of them are very enlightening with good information but there are some trolls and conspiracy theorists and there will always be that way no matter what and where. Little can be done about it I’m afraid.

    One thing I really would enjoy seeing is on the comments a flag that indicate what comments are new since last visit. I often come back to a post to read what new comments people have made but when there are a lot of comments it can take a lot of time to go through comments and you often reread old comments. A cookie could be set that indicate when last you visited the page and any comments with a time newer then last visit would get a flag indicating new comment..

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    THat is a absolutely must have device if you can afford it and the race offers one. I had one in Hungary 08 and it was super great. You can select track video feed, onboard camera with select drivers, select TV commentator feed (BBC for example or German, french et al they didn’t have SpeedTV but was ok with BBC) as well enable team radio audio for the cars that have it on (most I want to recall but ferrari had it on then).

    I brought my own audio splitter so more then one person could listen to the commentator and team radio communication. You have easy access to lap times, sector times and all that cool stats plus of course driver info, championship standings and all that.

    In july I will get one while I’m at Silverstone no questions asked. Tried to book one online but because I’m US I have to jump through hopes for them to take my CC so I can reserve mine for pickup at the track (UK can get home delivery). It probably would last for all 3 days for us but you get a cloth bag with string and charger with the unit so you can charge it when you get back to your hotel and at end of the race on Sunday you turn it in (or be charged $$$).

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    Well. Hello and great to see the forums are up. Now I have another excuse the waste (I mean spend) more time here instead of working. Thanks Keith my wife might kick your rear end over this ;)

    Been on F1Fanatic for well over a year fairly active poster (even manage a few COTD).

    Liked F1 and MotoGP racing since I was a young kid in the mid 80′s or so but then I just “watched” and didn’t “follow”. 93-97 I went to Uni and had no TV (imagine that novel idea) so didn’t watch at ALL. 97 I started to watch F1 again and well become following it. 1999 I moved to US had no access to F1 until 2001 or so and since I been a follower again (slowely at first) but today it will take a lot for me to miss watching quali and race live and frequently check out FP as much as I can even if it means watching FP2 on my slingshot while at work. F1 and Fp3 usually are dead at night or really really early in the morning so I generally do not watch those but will check out online as soon as I wake up.

    Well as I said moved to US so obviously I live in the US but moved here from Sweden where I was born and grew (no I still haven’t grown up, child at heart).

    Only person in the family that has racing interest. I follow F1 and idly check out and watch Indycar. When I say watch I mean I might miss live even and view it on DVR later or just follow up on race result but actually not watch the race. F1 With Follow I mean read news daily, keep track of happenings in the F1 world (team, drivers, FIA, FOM etc etc) and it will take a LOT for me to miss watching a race or quali live.

    Work. Me and wife own our own business with 20 employees.

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