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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. Thankyou for posting!
  2. Very interesting tactic today of the French team attacking the break & the peleton at the same time to outwit the strong men of Sky. Only possible in the modern age of instant communication which has been banned at lower levels in cycling. I was surprised when attacking Froome was deemed off limits harking back to the older age of the tour. Sky have used the LA tactic of buying up the opposition so why not attack them in a moment of weakness?
  3. Interesting last night when the winner got cramp a few k's before the finish. The TV coverage went to a split screen showing his concerned DS, commentary team on ITV4 & Eurosport struggled to put a name to the guy. It occurred to me that they are unable to commentate indepth, in the way that Sherwin & Liggett did. The names of the teams change but the characters don't. Sean Kelly eventually did name the chap but unfortunately I did not have the subtitles on.
  4. Handheld shooting. I will try multiple focus points next time but was not sure if mutiple aircraft confused the af. At the armed forces day I struggled with blur free shots of a hovering coastguard helicopter! I was using 1/125 shutter speed to keep the tail rotor blurred (any faster would have frozen it) & wil try manual focus next time. Jinxman your link was most interesting & it did ocurr to me, that I once dropped my camera badly & I wonder if the shock has affected the calibration?
  5. Tremendous stuff on Radio 3. Glorious Glenn Gould!
  6. Modern cars are crap Off to ask Nissan tomorrow how much a new ignition switch is for a K12 micra is tomorrow. Ho Hum.
  7. Love the famous people from yesterday!
  8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vyk87 Nice tribute to Mr Bond 35min into this programme including the theme tune!
  9. The "Spitfire" did not show up at Scarborough as promised at 1.00pm but LF363 did half an hour later. The change was due to mechanical issues. Better pictures on Twitter "BBMF Fighter Pilot" for the aircraft
  10. We had quite a treat at Scarborough Armed Forces day when the promised Spitfire 1.00pm did not show but the BBMF Hurricane did half an hour late Plus the Red Arrows Falcons & the RNLI did a bit of winching with the new look coastguards helicopter.
  11. Hi Paul, Thankyou for your reply. I am off to shoot the Reds at Scarborough tomorrow! Not too sure if the weather will play ball! Am going to try to get closer to the action by heading uo to St Marys church by the castle, rather than my previous Spa bridge position. The lens is the former, 55-300ED. On my D5500 i have 5 options for the back button. I presume the last one, AF-ON is the option I need, to activate focus off the back button only? I have a choice of 11 or 39 focus points so I will set that to 11, AF-C single point focus, max iso 800 rather than the next one of 1600. Shutter prioriy 1/1000 & VR on. Regards Roy
  12. "In any case that the British industry has a 17% share in the global aerospace marker is IMHOsomething that the Country has to be proud of ! Such a global market share for what is afterall a medium sized country is the proof that the British aerospace industry is very far from dead" Be interesting to see what the future holds! Regarding the Buccaneer I find it remarkable that it started so many careers in the aviation industry. My father, step-father & 2 of my wife's uncles started at Blackburn on the Bucc. Interesting my wife's uncle told me he regarded it as a bad career move which was also my father's view. I would imagine all the problems of British industry would not be present in American industry & a lot of my father's contemporaries went to work in the US after TSR2.
  13. I would suggest the doors are 1/2 hour rated. Statistically fire safety has not been a problem until the recent disaster. Interestingly supermarkets in the UK used to have the services in the roof, covered by a suspended ceiling, until one was completely destroyed by fire.
  14. My wife is most upset as she had to return a call regarding a hotel booking. Ooh are you Brian Cant!
  15. Thankyou for replying. I have tried various things and I think it was set up, at the time, to only fire if in focus. Max lens aperture is 5.6 at 300mm and I use the shutter button to lock af. I was using continuous shooting, to try & capture something, in a smoother manner than stabbing the shutter button. Googling, photographing the red arrows has thrown up a few other thoughts. What max shutter speed for the first half of a display would be ok? If I had used shutter priority, of say 1/1000s, then the aperture & depth of field would have been greater. Not using a uv filter is another suggestion. 0ne forum concentrated on exposure a lot, which I didn't think was really the issue, as much as af "hunting". Not too bothered about extreme photos of the 2nd part of the display which my equipment is probably not upto. Thanks for your interest Roy