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Old 09-25-2006, 01:11 PM
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Hooey.

I watched all of the scoring and video all weekend on a Mac (OSX) with no problems at all. It worked through Firefox and an old version of IE fine. The ony problems I ever have on the web with a Mac is when small-minded web developers think that they are only broadcasting to users with a PC using buggy Microsoft software. When web designers and developers refuse to acknowledge that there is a decent percentage of users NOT on Microsoft products (Mac, Linux, etc.), you will see complaints from a lot of people who feel they are being ignored.

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Old 09-25-2006, 01:16 PM
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Great event yet again from Scotty, Boomer and the crew.....Tops as always..

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What a week. Thanks to Scotty and his entire crew. You guys are awesome. It's so nice to go to a race and have all the people working there be nice and happy and friendly. I'm so glad that this is one of the two big races I get to do every year. Thanks for a great event and I'm looking forward to next year.
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:42 PM
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A big thanks to all that put this event on. My son and I had a great time watching the event. He will definitely be racing in the event next year.

Also, a big thanks for the spectator raffle. My son won a Hot Bodies Cyclone:

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does anyone have a pic of Jeff cuffs winning 1/12 without the body
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iic notables (according to seaball) :

1) the new losi appears to be fast as he**. dumas in the main, ciccarello in 19t and mod.

2) dna body seemed fast. though there were still some fast parmas.

3) corally cars were a bit less dominant in stock and 19t than normal.

4) very little traction (relative to most carpet races).

5) tons of blowouts (crashes/mistakes). alot of really fast runs were negated by big mistakes. way more than normal on the rug. could be related to item (4).

that's all that i can recount. please comment. especially if you were there.

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Old 09-25-2006, 01:58 PM
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I'd like to thank Stotty and the IIC crew for putting on the best event of the year . The only bummer with being at the race is you dont watch all the cool internet coverage lol, unless you decided to pay for the internet there. The race was run awesome, I cant wait until next year (especially if there's a few less entries ).
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:21 PM
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It was an unbelievable event. The track layout was awesome, but did lack traction. I definatly agree the mistakes Seaball mentioned were due to lack of traction and guys just pushing the envelope. Scotty puts on one heck of an event. I had a blast!!
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:24 PM
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weylin, your performance was stellar. word is, there are some posters coming out...
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:46 PM
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Hi guys,

Scotty, Jamie, myself, and the rest of the crew just drove the last trucks out of the ballroom about 30 minutes ago, and my guys and I are checking out of the hotel as we speak. Scotty and his crew are flying back home tomorrow morning.

Thanks for the kind words about the coverage, I can't even accurately convey how much effort went in to pulling this off, and as good as it looked we still have plans to make it bigger and better next year. I have to thank Doug for giving me access to his data from RC Scoring Pro, as my software wouldn't have done a thing without it, and obviously Scotty for allowing us to push the coverage to the net and for allowing the store to be there.

The tentative plan is to be back at the South Coast next September. Hope to see you all there.
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Originally Posted by chicagokenji
I think you've misinterpreted something. Websites aren't hardware dependant. It's about how the HTML code was written for the website.

In case anyone is interested who created the site, they can run it through this:
The website code that you speak of worked fine under Mozilla on my Mac Mini that I had sitting at the track. The Java chat client also worked fine. I did not work extra hard to make the Javascript code compatible with Safari or IE5 for Mac, but I can assure you that everything in there was DOM-compliant, using W3C standards. If the browsers don't support the standards, I can't help it -- I could code until I'm blue in the face and something still wouldn't work.

The video was Windows Media 9, and unfortunately that's not the ideal solution since it presents problems for Firefox on PC and Macs in general. I had to make a choice between Quicktime and WMV streaming, and the best Quicktime solution was quoted to me at close to $5K more than what we already spent, which I just couldn't do. We will reevalute the video for next year, of course, but in the end it comes down to what the majority of people will be using, and whatever is the most cost effective for us.
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Originally Posted by Nexus
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Were the new 26mm Dual Stage Jaco's the "tire to have"?

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Looks like they TQ'ed stock and 19t


http://www.rc50.com/modules.php?name...bum=32&pos=297
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:06 PM
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Great event. I had a blast running carpet foam for my first time. I learned a lot. Help from the X-Ray camp got me in the right direction. I also thought the traction was lower then normal, but very consistant from beginning to end. I kind of liked that. For sure gonna be there next year. Just wish I could get some more foam tire racing in before hand.
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Originally Posted by futureal
The website code that you speak of worked fine under Mozilla on my Mac Mini that I had sitting at the track. The Java chat client also worked fine. I did not work extra hard to make the Javascript code compatible with Safari or IE5 for Mac, but I can assure you that everything in there was DOM-compliant, using W3C standards. If the browsers don't support the standards, I can't help it -- I could code until I'm blue in the face and something still wouldn't work.

The video was Windows Media 9, and unfortunately that's not the ideal solution since it presents problems for Firefox on PC and Macs in general. I had to make a choice between Quicktime and WMV streaming, and the best Quicktime solution was quoted to me at close to $5K more than what we already spent, which I just couldn't do. We will reevalute the video for next year, of course, but in the end it comes down to what the majority of people will be using, and whatever is the most cost effective for us.
What you did on the website was fantastic. I tried to watch it on my new mac, with flip4mac, but still no go. Just switched back the the windows machine to watch. Certainly for the relative few of us on apples, no call for spending close to $5K more. Now if it would work for the MAC OS with Safari AND not cost anymore, that would be wonderful, but you are to be praised for your wonderful job as it was. No other race even comes close.

One small suggestion for next time - it was a bit weird to see the race results section updated before the video feed comes through - Scotty would be calling "last lap for it all" and the suspense was "ruined" in seeing the scoring software post the race final results. Had to try hard not to cheat and avoid looking at the scoring software part of the screen. I sure am not computer proficient enough to figure out why that was, multiple service providers??
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
Hooey.

I watched all of the scoring and video all weekend on a Mac (OSX) with no problems at all. It worked through Firefox and an old version of IE fine. The ony problems I ever have on the web with a Mac is when small-minded web developers think that they are only broadcasting to users with a PC using buggy Microsoft software. When web designers and developers refuse to acknowledge that there is a decent percentage of users NOT on Microsoft products (Mac, Linux, etc.), you will see complaints from a lot of people who feel they are being ignored.

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Hooey indeed.

If you choose to follow the revolution rather than toe the party line you get to expect some pain/inconvenience. The people developing anything aren't interested in "subsidizing" your revolution, and that's exactly what you expect them to do when you idealize that they should spend time and resources to accomodate you. The only subsidized revolution was if you were a Nicaraguan Contra and had friends in the Reagan administration...and look how well THAT turned out. "The Man" paying for your revolution...there's irony in there somewhere.

The event coverage was comprehensive and worked very well for the vast majority of users. AND it was free. As soon as someone asks you to pay, you earn the right to kibitz...imo.

Thanks Futureal, et al.

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