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    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

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  1. (For those not in the know, it's a Goon Show reference. Some of you are obviously silly, twisted boys.)
  2. This talk of Cornish pasties is all well and good, but I'd like to know what became of the crispy bacon that we had before the war.
  3. If I can be allowed a Porsche 917/10 (it's got a 10 in it, guv!), and assuming that time allows, I'll be in this one. Probably have another go at the old Matchbox version, unless a rich relative falls off the perch and leaves me enough to justify me buying the MFH kit (highly unlikely, I have no rich relatives...)
  4. One wonders how you chaps managed back when there was just a dial that you rotated to make a call, and a bell that rang when a call arrived. No digital display of anything, and no answering machine either. Did you just ignore your phones? Here in Aussie, there's a government-sponsored 'Do Not Call' register that you can add your number to- referring to it isn't compulsory for telemarketers, but most do. I haven't had more than a dozen calls since I added my number a decade ago. Many organisations with multiple phone lines use blocked IDs to make sure that unless you are personally given a particular number, you have to call the switchboard to be sent to the right person, partly to control who you are able to call directly, partly to make sure that you are actually sent to the right person, and partly for budgetary reasons as well - having a lot of actual hard lines 'in service' is expensive, having just a few and then using internal routing makes it a lot cheaper, especially when not every internal phone is in use all the time.
  5. No laughs here mate. Quite a good first effort IMO, and most importantly, YOU FINISHED IT. Three thumbs up for you!
  6. And to stretch Chris' idea a little further, what about the submarine- towed gyrocopters that the Germans used in WW2? Or the Sopwith Pups flown from platforms on battleship turrets (HMS's Barham and Tiger, and probably others) or indeed spotting aircraft on battleship catapaults generally (which then opens the way for hericlopters on frigates, I know...)? There's also aircraft flown from towed lighters in the early experimental days, as well. None of them were technically 'aircraft carriers', but they carried and operated aircraft... (There's also civvy ships with helos on them, but I won't mention those...) I know, 'there's always one, isn't there'. It had to be someone, so let it be me. I'm no longer doing GBs, so I'm not going to grump whatever the outcome; just chucking ideas around and generally being a pain in the fundament.
  7. I've just caught up on the comments left by my roller derby girls on the photo albums that I've posted on Farcebook over the week. It's quite an education... Apart from that, lots of Alistair MacLean. I'm just in a mood for his writing atm.
  8. It might be easier to strip the plating off and repaint with one of the metal effect paints on the market. I'll leave it to others to make recommendations, I've only used a couple of the many brands.
  9. disappear without a trace
  10. I have a nice secure plain language spreadsheet that I keep all my login stuff on. I keep it in my Dropbox account so that I can access it anywhere. It's a good plan, except for that one time where I had a new phone, was away from home, and couldn't for the life of me recall what my Dropbox password was... If someone wants to access my Really Right Stuff or Wimberley accounts and order a pile of things for themselves, they're welcome. There's no money on the credit card, and the details aren't on those websites anyway
  11. Oh, my aching eyes. I've tried WW2 khaki, and failed miserably. This is... above and beyond. Well done.
  12. cached, and cash only (yes, cached. It's not a spelling error)
  13. send them to me
  14. I'll see that, and raise you this'un... "The Missus has gone on a Carribean holiday." "Nice. Jamaica?" "Oh no, it was her own decision."
  15. Could you just email Bovington and ask for a definitive answer?