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Old 7th July 2009, 09:22   #106
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Buy an account at Relakks or somethign similar (google it), then VPN to it (they will provide instructions), and download through that (use that as uTorrent/xyz proxy). The data will be encrypted at both ends and nothing in between will be able to see what you're using the bandwidth for.
for this to work, socks traffic should be allowed through his firewall. Given that websense proxy is the only means to get out, i am guessing everything else is blocked on the firewall. Worth a try though!
I would caution on the fact that, they could run an inventory on the endpoint and figure out un-authorized software running on the endpoint during office hours
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Old 7th July 2009, 20:47   #107
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Ken Block's 'lap' actually brought my heart to my mouth.

And it was awesome watching the rest of the episode as well. Especially after the 2nd episode, which was a bit of a letdown.
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Old 7th July 2009, 21:52   #108
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episode 3 of season 13 was absolutely hilarious. specially the one with the dogs. and ken block's drive, awesome.
can't get enough of top gear.
now when is episode 4 coming? damn sunday is far away.

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Did Not like the episode as much as the other.
The SL65 thing was Ok-ish nothing too good to boast about.
Loved the Dog Test though. Hilarious.

Waiting for the 4th one with more expectations than this one.
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After endlessly praising the Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series, you'd expect Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson to be completely enamored with the more powerful SL 65 AMG Black Series. You'd be wrong; in last weekend's episode, he thoroughly slammed it.

On paper the SL Black looks promising, it features a beefy 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine with an impressive 670 hp (493 kW) and 1,000 Nm of torque. During a race with the pricey Mercedes-McLaren SLR, the SL lagged behind as it couldn't keep up in the straights but made up for it in the corners.

Just when you think the S L65 AMG Black Series is sounding pretty good, Clarkson decides to point out a few foibles. Despite being "mind boggling" fast with a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h), Clarkson says the traction control "comes down like an anvil" and the only way you can realistically drive it, is slowly. Even the luxury features fail to improve things as Jezza explains the SL Black is the "most uncomfortable car in all of human history" thanks to one-piece carbon fiber seats from Mercedes' "agony" range.

He finally sums things up by saying the Black represents a decent alternative to the SLR, but it's not worth the price premium over the standard SL.

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Old 9th July 2009, 12:42   #111
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was at the top gear studio yesterday for this weeks episode filming, it's a bit smaller than it appears on screen, but well worth it, the chaps rattle through the day pretty damned quickly, are actually quite funny, and very un PC.forgot to take a decent camera with me, ...but you get the idea. friend of mine had finally had his name come up on the ticket lottery (68 year waiting listing!!!!!) and invited me along, the another person dropped out at the last minute, so knowing my next door neighbour was a fan, i went round:

bijal, you doing anything today?
no....
want to see top gear being filmed?
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (hypersonic screaming!)
get ready in 10 mins, we roll now!!!
make it 15? (she is a girl after all.....sheesh)
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Old 9th July 2009, 14:23   #112
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^^ wow congrats jai-uno on making it - i guess the first tbhpian to make it to topgear studio
Nice pics and howcome no pics of you or Bijal with JC. Did you get any pics of yourself with capt. slow or hamster or just your friend Bijal?

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You're one lucky person Jai-uno! I don't believe there's a 68 year waiting list to visit the TG studio!! But could be true, considering the fan following. So what's in store this week? Could you give us a small teaser?
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I loved Episode three for following reasons

- It was damn funny (Michael McIntyre's interview & lap + the Dogs in car)
- It was nice to see JC calling a german car rubbish
- The Ken Block shoot out was insane

The cheap car shoot out was dull though
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Wow, congrats Jai-uno-t! Its something most T-Bhpians would give a limb for!
Something about an armoured earth-mover in the next weeks episode?
Funny to see JC's police car from last season, with the Ben-Hur-esque wheels covered in thermocol! They really could cause some serious injury
Edit: Hammond looks really old in the pic below. Much older than what he looks on TV

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Old 9th July 2009, 15:55   #116
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photos with the talent were during a break in the filming, i got one with the hamster, on a friends camera, photo to follow. captain slow was handing out coffees in the break, hamster was mingling with the fans, clarkson was nowhere to be seen, but to be fair to him, during filming and set up, he was on set all the time, whereas the other two weren't. as for the waiting list, they can only take about 300 odd people a time, with only up to 10 shows a season, and thousands a week applying to the ticketing agent, it adds up, anyway that's what the producer was telling us.

apply here:
BBC - Top Gear - Be on the show

there were two star in a reasonably priced car interviews this week, one for immediate broadcast the other for later in the series. i won't say who, but, one is a a massive chat show star and huge petrol head, the other is the fastest man on the planet.

as for the segments and cars....no doubt you can guess the british army is heavily featured, as are two of the hottest, most badass hatches you can buy today. as is a race, between the latest offering from stuttgart, and a stamp.......

cheap car shoot out was indeed a bag of rubbish, the problem is they picked three relatively expensive, awful cars, when as the closing shot showed, you can buy a cheaper, more design led, nicer car like the fiat 500. of course that car is again more expensive than the car it shares underpinnings with, the fiat panda. something even my wifes father wants in mumbai, for its looks and practicality.

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Wow. Lucky you, jai-uno-t

Is Jay Leno coming this week (massive chat show star and huge petrol head )?

EDIT: And I don't really want the full details of the upcoming show, but do they make you sign a non-disclosure agreement sort of a thing?

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Thats one awesome break you got there. Lovely report. <Envy>

Is the Studio on the TG Track ? Its a Hangar right?
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. i won't say who, but, one is a a massive chat show star and huge petrol head, the other is the fastest man on the planet.
My guess is that the first is Jay Leno. And the second - Some astronaut??!

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as for the segments and cars....no doubt you can guess the british army is heavily featured, as are two of the hottest, most badass hatches you can buy today. as is a race, between the latest offering from stuttgart, and a stamp.......
Civic Type R/Peugeot 206 GTi/Renault Megane RS?? And maybe one could also include the Ford Focus ST. But picking two out of these would be really difficult!
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Fastest man on the planet?.I bet its Andy Green(driver of Thrust SSC)
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