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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. Many thanks. It's nice being inside for all that is on offer but there is a lot to be said for getting a different view of the display.
  2. Was it very crowded? A discussion on another forum suggested that it was great for alternative shots but had become very busy and therefore lost a lot of its attraction. I've never been but it's a location that perhaps I ought to think about.
  3. Looks like you had the perfect position and made the most of it. First class shots and looking forward to seeing some more.
  4. If you're in the UK and within striking distance of the Channel Tunnel then Wittmund is not as far as it might look on the map. Back in 2012 I loaded the stepladder into the car and drove to Wittmund to sit outside the fence and see the Phantoms but also saw the odd A4 as well. It's only 450 miles from Calais which is not as far as it sounds on good Continental roads. I also got a bit of kick being able to drive in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany all in one day.
  5. Very nice indeed! And a great selection of different types too. Love the Raptor with vapour as well as the top side pass.
  6. Yes indeed! It rained pretty hard the other night and the volume of rain was enough to fill both butts (which are connected). And having checked where the leakage was - you could see water dribbling down the stand - now there is none. Problem solved!
  7. I offered to update this thread with a progress report and following a decent amount of rain the two previously leaking water butts are now full. The solution I adopted in the end was to drill out the ends of the splits to prevent further cracking (thank you, bzn 20) and then use exterior silicon sealant which I had kicking around and seems to have worked a treat. A huge thank you to everybody for taking the time to suggest ways of fixing the cracks, all of which were gratefully received.
  8. The shot of the four stacked Hurricanes is absolutely outstanding!
  9. Some excellent shots there! The standout for me is the last one with the Hurricanes. It's a bit depressing to hear that even a 400mm lens doesn't do the business at Duxford anymore.
  10. I read somewhere a few months ago that the Gripen was a strong candidate to replace the Eurofighter.
  11. When I was a motorcycle courier for a City firm I was allowed to take the bike away for weekends to visit my parents on the South coast. I guess this isn't quite in the French general's league.
  12. Up to the usual standard AD! Another excellent set of shots at what looked like a rather lovely day out. The favourites for me are the Scout head on and the two of SWP banking with the sun shining on it.
  13. I did but we couldn't be bothered to queue to get one. World of Tanks is not something I was familiar with but my brother told me all about it. I may just have to have a delve purely for educational reasons you understand.......... I'm sure she'll love it!
  14. I attended this year's sell-out Tankfest on Saturday for the first time. What a great event! Aircraft are really my thing but I have a soft spot for armour as well as warships. My brother and I didn't spend too long in the museum as we wanted to watch the action in the arena but given the museum's size and the number of exhibits then a return trip on a quieter day is a must not least to see the Tiger exhibition when there are fewer people around. The sight, sound and smell of various vehicles tearing round the arena was terrific with of course the heavy armour making the greatest impression. I did take the cameras but didn't get them out simply because of the dust which was a shame but there you go. There were plenty of stalls for those who like a bit of retail therapy, re-enactors for those who like that sort of thing and lots of helpful staff. We were slightly bemused by the length of the queue of those people who wanted to play World of Tanks on the computers instead of watching the real things but each to their own. For the price of £23 I thought this was a great value day out and a well done and thank you to all of the staff for making it so enjoyable.
  15. Drilling the ends is an excellent idea. It's a bit of an odd one because the cracks are on the bottom edge of the butt (no perineal jokes please Mike ) and as you suggest they may well be stress related. The base that each one sits on - two have cracked in the same place - is purposed designed for them so it's a bit mystifying not to mention annoying. Unfortunately the absence of small children to carry out the work (they've both grown up) in the confined space has required me to suggest to SWMBO that she is best suited to do the work as she is only 5 feet tall with a matching physique. I'll leave it to your imagination as to how that suggestion was received.