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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. 1/24 Airfix Typhoon. Got it so cheap that I couldn't refuse. In the past I've built the 1/24 Airfix 109, Spitfire and Harrier, but gave them all away not long after completing them due to lack of space. This thing is staying with me on display somewhere, no way am I parting with this one. It looks amazing. Really looking forward to building it.
  2. For me: Lysander Vulcan Can't think of 5 for now but would love a Lysander.
  3. I fell backwards onto a kerb and smashed my right ulna in a couple of places. It was so bad a break (it was called a "butterfly fracture") that I had to have a massive metal plate put in (still in there), but believe it or not it wasn't too painful. About ten years after that I was playing with the kids in the back garden and fell over onto soft grass and got a small fracture in the "champagne cork" of my left radius - didn't need a plate or even a cast, just a sling for a few weeks - but was the most agonising and uncomfortable pain I've ever had. It was impossible to lie comfortably in bed and sleep was a real problem. Weird that the bad one didn't hurt and the minor one was awful. Hope yours isn't too painful.
  4. That is awesome in every way. Finnthedude.
  5. I've often thought about trying to do some homebrew as I am partial to the odd beer now and then, but I've been put off by the prices of some of the gear required. I'd be happy if there was some kind of starter kit for a few quid but the local homebrew suppliers want a fortune for what seems to be a plastic bucket, some tubing and a tin of powder. Any advice on where to start? Quite happy with only brewing a few pints just to see if I have the knack. Finnthedude.
  6. No it's not. The Home Bargains "bargains" were many and varied but I only bought the ones I wanted (all WWII aircraft). It's not a bargain if it's something I don't want, If I didn't really want them I wouldn't buy them. At least that's my definition of a a bargain - something I want at a knock down price and the HB Airfix stuff had some absolute belters. Finnthedude.
  7. Depends on what is posted in the Bargains section! I've got a decent stash that I don't want to grow by too much but if there's a bargain to be had I have to get some. The last blowout was when Home Bargains had the Airfix stuff for £2.99. Unless something like that comes up again I probably won't spend anything on kits this year. Finnthedude.
  8. I've got loads of old DOS games and I've got an old Toshiba laptop with 98SE on it for playing them. DOSBox is ok but it can be a massive pain to get some stuff running with it so sometimes it's easier just to bang it on the old laptop. I've got an xp machine just for the same reason. Finnthedude.
  9. I think Christmas TV has been particularly terrible this year. I know everyone moans and groans at this time of year but even the usual Christmas fodder was missing this time. I kinda miss the cheesy regulars like The Great Escape and such, much rather have them than some of the comedy remakes that seem to be popular now. The only things I've really enjoyed watching was classic Jason and the Argonauts (never miss it, even though I've got it on DVD, somehow it's different on broadcast TV?), Captain Phillips (hadn't already seen it, enjoyed it), James May's Reassembler and a documentary about the Hurricane on an obscure Freeview channel last night. Didn't really enjoy Jonathon Creek as I guessed the antimony reference right away and everything else seemed a little obvious or implausible, but it was ok as chewing gum TV. Looking forward to Sherlock but even more excited about Endeavour in the New Year. Finnthedude.
  10. Ikea Detolf cabinets. They are amazing value at £40. It's also easy to add extra shelves to them using wire rope clips. Link. Finnthedude.
  11. Organised alphabetically by title, irrelevant of subject, apart from Moby Dick which was relegated to a place in the loft after being the most difficult and disappointing "Classic" I have ever had to force myself to finish. Finnthedude.
  12. Time of year doesn't help, seasonally affected disorder because of the dark nights, cold if you have an outside shed and besides that there's a massive amount of other stuff going on with Christmas and stuff. I don't even bother with modelling until work finishes for Chrimbo and then I usually get a bit of a spurt thanks to time off. Can't wait till the 16th when I get a few weeks of time away from work. Finnthedude.
  13. Nice little RC car, Tamiya are a good way to get into RC. I run only nitro cars myself because battery life is still so low. Getting extra batteries is definitely good idea because just as you're having fun and getting used to a car it goes flat. Don't run it in the wet, puddles will kill it (you can insulate almost everything if you take the time), don't run it out of range unless you enjoy a walk and find a nice open space to run it in. Unless you have a massive flat garden you'll soon be frustrated with the lack of space. If you're running it around your garden look at getting some spares as you will crash it and need replacement suspension parts. You and your son will love it, but you will knack it up into a rock and the love mending it and going again. Finnthedude.
  14. I had this kit in the mid 80's and never finished it due to the landing gear collapsing so I got fed up of it and binned it. Yours is stunning, so much so that I want to buy another and try again. Finnthedude.
  15. Just finished "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. I found it a real slog and had to force myself to finish it. For a quick fix to cheer myself up I'm going to read Pratchett's last discworld novel "The Shepherd's Crown" next. Finnthedude.