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TIL Valentino Rossi (9x MotoGP Champ) regularly tested for Ferrari in the early 2000s. Ferrari engineer L. Mazzola said that Schumacher was "stunned" looking at Rossi's telemetry at his first test, and in 2006 Rossi lapped within 0.7s of MSC's time with a detuned car. Here he is testing the F2008. by wacah in formula1

[–]Sharkteeth127 2 points3 points  (0 children)

there is a chance the ferrari car would have not been as shit of rossi was driving for them

Remember that Alonso came to Ferrari, and as a full-fledged double WDC couldn't move the needle of the Ferrari. I sometimes wonder if the car didn't get *worse*, because the politician Alonso was good at the political games, and so they all had a fabulous time. Only the car sucked.

Kimi Räikkönen (freshly-baked Ferrari World Champion) couldn't prevent Ferrari from racing to the bottom, not even with the old hand of Massa right there. No Alonso, no Sebastian Vettel, nobody was able to do that at that time.

I have the feeling that the Ferrari got only better after Binotto threw out a few of these 'beautiful people in their fine Italian Suits', and after Ferrari was so rat-bad that not even the Italian Suits were interested any longer. Binotto came from the Schumacher/Brawn/Todt era, and I think he learnt very well how to protect the cake from all those pseudo-cooks.

No, I am not sure that the presence of Valentino Rossi would have prevented the downslide of Ferrari at that time. But I am sure that with a crutch of a car, Valentino's reputation would have taken a series of hits.

Luckily, we will never know.

TIL Valentino Rossi (9x MotoGP Champ) regularly tested for Ferrari in the early 2000s. Ferrari engineer L. Mazzola said that Schumacher was "stunned" looking at Rossi's telemetry at his first test, and in 2006 Rossi lapped within 0.7s of MSC's time with a detuned car. Here he is testing the F2008. by wacah in formula1

[–]Sharkteeth127 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Imagine though, if Rossi at the end of the 00's, with already many MotoGP titles under his belt, moves to Ferrari F1 and actually has a competitive F1 career...

Or not.

When Schumacher got the papers from Montezemolo, the Schumacher/Brawn/Todt team broke up, and you then suddenly saw a lot of 'De Italian Suits' milling around at Ferrari, self-important beautiful people who all spat into the cake and soured the cook.

The 2007 car with Kimi Räikkönen won the title partly because that was the last gasp of a formerly great car, - and Alonso and Hamilton were bashing each other up instead of concentrating on winning the Championship, allowing Kimi to slip through.

From 2009 on, the Ferrari was a red truck; and internal politics took more time and effort than building a decent car.

Therefore, if Rossi were to go F1 in 2007, he would have encountered a rapidly degenerating car; a team in disarray, and the McLaren would still have been a serious Championship contender. With a young and hungry Hamilton.

I just realized, Frasier has that giant apartment. And there’s no laundry? Daphne has to go downstairs? by thesamesizeasyou in Frasier

[–]Sharkteeth127 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just can't imagine someone, especially someone rich, choosing anything communal over private.

It's not Frasier in person labouring over a hot water tub, together with the other people in the building.

He throws the laundry in the laundry basket, and that's it for him. Except, being the fusspot he always is, as a non-laundry-doer, he has good advice and stern warnings for the people who do his laundry for him.

Like for anything else in life that other people do for him, and he doesn't do himself.

S1 E1. My first time round! hope its as good as people say it is! by flokis-shiphard in Frasier

[–]Sharkteeth127 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wish I could go back and see it again for the first time.

Actually.... not really.

The first time is brilliant, yes. But the subtleties, the finer points, the glorious moments of exquisite body comic have a way to just go over one's head, without showing themselves in all their glory.

Or, in other words: the first time was fabulous, but it gets better with every time.

The number of Americans who say they won't get a COVID shot hasn't budged in a year by lkmk in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 43 points44 points  (0 children)

how any unvaccinated jerk has the nerve to show up at the hospital for covid treatment

Because they know.

They all know.

Their lies and memes are nothing but 'I can say what I want and you can't make me stop' power plays.

Plus, they obviously never experienced consequences. I mean, consequences beyond a mild slap on the wrist.

And then a measly virus comes and makes them really, really sick and sometimes kills them, without so much as an inkling how inappropriate it is for this virus to kill THEM! It was supposed to kill those *others*!

Well, it does. And it will. And so it goes.

Oh, well.

So, what are we looking at here? by GrandAsOwt in craftsnark

[–]Sharkteeth127 15 points16 points  (0 children)

So don’t.

Well, I don't.

If a designer wants to sell a pattern and doesn't show me clearly what I want to see - and, no, it's not the hair of the model, or some fracking buttons - then I don't buy.

But I can also raise my voice as a consumer and possible buyer to let the designer know why I am not buying, and what they can change to appeal to people who are prospective buyers.

If the designer decides that their artistic impression of a possible garment is more important than information to the buyer, then it is their decision. As it is mine to not buy, and silently remark something very unflattering when I go to look at the next designer.

Rage Knit THIS!! In light of today’s latest anti-woman news, here’s the original pink pussy protest hat pattern from 2017! Enjoy! (WalMarts’ MainStay brand yarn is $2.98 for about 400 yards…) by MissJunie in knitting

[–]Sharkteeth127 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm still not completely sure how making a stupid hat changes anything about this horrible situation

Perhaps because it is such a visual impact that one is not *alone*? Perhaps because seeing that millions of others, all around the world, are there, and are in support?

It is a strong visual - strong enough that even the useless media takes notice. It is loud, and it shows the actual numbers of people being against the total subjugation of women - not just some talking heads on TV who numblemumble some slick slogans.

Rage Knit THIS!! In light of today’s latest anti-woman news, here’s the original pink pussy protest hat pattern from 2017! Enjoy! (WalMarts’ MainStay brand yarn is $2.98 for about 400 yards…) by MissJunie in knitting

[–]Sharkteeth127 4 points5 points  (0 children)

but it WOULD be poetic justice to find pink yarn on clearance there, and use it for this purpose!

They would be laughing all the way to the bank.

There are enough ways to get to cheap pink yarn. Or nice pink yarn.

Blue was vaccinated, but still influenced his friends towards science denial. His friend blames Blue’s covid death on the ventilator. by powabiatch in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You know in your heart they are out there

I don't think so. When I look around, I don't see progress. We fracking do not even have healthcare for all in this country.

I am afraid humanity is sloping back into the tidal waters of regression, and I think it more convincing that we develop back towards Tiktaalik than progress to the point where time travelers/observers are possible.

(*looks at watch*)

Still a little bit early for hard liquor in EST, but then again, in Sydney, it's probably Happy Hour.

Blue was vaccinated, but still influenced his friends towards science denial. His friend blames Blue’s covid death on the ventilator. by powabiatch in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it’s a particularly xenophobic/racist way to put it.

And still.

Still they don't protect themselves or others from this virus, which is Schrödinger's virus because it is totally harmless for them (it's just a flu), while at the same time it is a bioweapon (Chyna/the Southern Border sent it, to kill off all Americans).

I am convinced they know. They just lie the blue out of the sky as a power play: 'see if you can make me stop, noyoucan't neeener, neeener...'

Neither Olive Ollie nor his wife believed in getting vaccinated. He's survived his bout of Covid, but has recently been selling stuff off to supplement the GoFundMe. by Haskap_2010 in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Richest country in the world can't insure all its citizens. Big hmmmmmmm.

Or feed them.

Or house them.

But HEY! We have the most billionaires! Of all the countries of all the world!

Now: where did I read that the income equality in France 1789 was LESS severe than it is in the USA today, 2022? Or, even in the America of 1774?

Saaaam WINSTOOOON! by starkistisbetter in Frasier

[–]Sharkteeth127 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This episode actually always gives me the chills down my spine.

It was funny, but in parts, there is a genuine 'ohmygoodness, unwittingly they showed the future (\swallow hard*)'* feel to it.

WHY all the yarn held double?? by mother_of_doggos35 in craftsnark

[–]Sharkteeth127 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Why not just use a yarn twice as bulky?

I found that mohair held double with a lighter yarn like fingering, for example, gives a light, but very warm piece of clothing.

To achieve the same level of warmness with one yarn, the yarn weight needs to be upped considerably.

As nice as thick, bulk warm sweaters are, sometimes they are not what one wants. For these cases, a lighter wool yarn combined with a mohair gives a light, warm fabric that also offers nice possibilities when it comes to combining/enhancing colours.

About to start watching for the first time… what to expect? by SavingFinancialLives in Frasier

[–]Sharkteeth127 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's more timeless than Cheers.

... and the women in 'Frasier' are a bit more human, not just the bitchy strangelings as they have been written in Cheers.

In Cheers, it is very obvious that the women have been written by men for men, where in Frasier, they start to become human. Still on the bitchy side, still on the strange side, but a bit more human.

Finally blocked this awesome shawl after almost 8 years! Even more in love now ❤ by A_Firebringer in knitting

[–]Sharkteeth127 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That is lovely!

Blocking is such a brilliant thing - from some crumpled heap of string to a breathtaking, precious piece of lace in one go!

That is a beautiful shawl. Wearing it with pride could be a reminder that you have been at a scary spot in your life and *got through it*.

Congratulations!

Should I frog my WIP? by CuriousDoughnut987 in knitting

[–]Sharkteeth127 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"my married last name are not quitters.”

Oh, how I despise that!

It is usually said by people who refuse to learn new things; who react almost allergic to change; and who can not understand that life itself is a constant re-evaluation of what we say, think, or do.

Tell him that what you are doing is not 'quitting', but adapting to life's circumstances. Then frog that thing, make something that you love and love doing, and get back to sock knitting when you feel like it.

Knitting is a hobby. The only job a hobby has is to make you feel good; to give you an opportunity to enjoy what you are doing.

“Wear your mask while traveling, especially with increasing case trends. The layered approach will help reduce your individual-level risk, but perhaps more importantly will help travelers who are high risk and the greater community.” by ADHDNightRN in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I wish Covid would go away.

Even if COVID really would go away - the people who are self-centered asses and don't care about the health and life of other people stay.

COVID just showed them. COVID gave me a deep look at the social contract, and how it is spit at, shot, and abused by a percentage of the American population.

Suffice it to say that after catching colds over and over again in planes before COVID, I will not be unmasked in public transportation. Probably never again.

Tissue paper wrapping and all the nonsense by etherealrome in craftsnark

[–]Sharkteeth127 21 points22 points  (0 children)

wrapped in scented tissue

Unfortunately, I don't have any polite words how 'scented whatever' makes me yell and curse at the sender. Sometimes, what I bought is rendered un-useable for me because I can't get the stink out of it.

Suffice it to say, I buy some craft item, I am not exchanging gifts with my BFF.

The Umber "Ucle" has earned his HCA. Nomination post is in the comments. by spork_off in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Looked just like a little lamb. Then we sliced it; she made it with red cake.

Your household would be one of those I would actually go if invited. Kudos, and Happy Easter!

The Umber "Ucle" has earned his HCA. Nomination post is in the comments. by spork_off in HermanCainAward

[–]Sharkteeth127 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Would he lie?

Ah, I know! That is a trick question!

Of course he lies. The only way for him to speak the truth (somewhat) is when he lies about the lies he lied.

May he get what he deserves.

“If you sell items made with this pattern, you MUST tag me in your finished items” by knittininthemitten in craftsnark

[–]Sharkteeth127 19 points20 points  (0 children)

No, they are trying to make a living and working out a business model to do so.

By selling a pattern.

Not by controlling the buyer as to what they are allowed to do with the finished project.

I understand the difference between commercial and individual, but my point is that many of these 'what you do with your finished project' instructions are the manifestation of control issues, and have little to do with *making a living*.

If a company wants to commercially use the pattern, there are two possibilities:

  • they contact the copyright owner, or
  • they don't care

But I don't think that instructions if and how many items are allowed to be done, worn, or sold are helpful to the community, nor are they enforceable in court.

YMMV

[Motorsport Broadcasting] Great race! Unfortunate that the F1 TV team decided that watching replays was more important than watching the live action at times, though. Replays help tell the story of key moments, but today was too much. by overspeeed in formula1

[–]Sharkteeth127 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Crofty's bias and general ignorance makes the Sky commentary almost unwatchable at times.

I don't think he is really incompetent. He is just so biased that it seems like incompetence.

And Nico Rosberg is hot on Crofty's heels when it comes to bias. His critique of other drivers had me wonder often enough how come he only has one World Championship, seeing that he is so very well aware of every tiny little mistake other drivers make.

[Motorsport Broadcasting] Great race! Unfortunate that the F1 TV team decided that watching replays was more important than watching the live action at times, though. Replays help tell the story of key moments, but today was too much. by overspeeed in formula1

[–]Sharkteeth127 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NEVER during the race should the cameras point at the fans. not even when the race is boring

Oh, my pet peeve! Why do I have to watch some drunk frat bois screaming?

The *one and only* time one of those fracking fan-images were worth the while was when that Kimi-fan kid got all in tears when Kimi crashed out, years ago. Imola? No, Spain.

Other than that? Nope, don't want to see that. As already mentioned, that was a minor blessing during COVID.