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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. Going all they way back to the OP: Gorby, are you using a toast-rack to organise your kit sprues? What a bl**dy brilliant idea!
  2. Pete, I found Flickr pretty idiot proof, if that's any recommendation. Biggest confusion is that I seem to have to 'open' the image in Flickr to find the necessary 'link' to copy-and-paste into the BM post.
  3. Oh yeah. It's this two inch thick expanded foam sheet installed before the inner ply lining went on. It's well OTT as a model shed, but if/when the house gets sold it'll be described as a 'garden office'.
  4. This might be a bit of a struggle as I try to use Flickr for the first time, but here goes . . . First a bit of history, for this was the summer-house I've been using for the last 15-odd years. (Ooooh,does this mean it's working? OK, so the big problem here was that this 20 year old structure could not be properly maintained. Fair enough, I need to lose some weight but I defy anyone to get through this gap with a paintbrush to coat the side and rear Just for the record this is how it was set up inside, with a desk in the middle of the floor and behind the photographer is a simple bench for spray painting. Last year funds were finally released to replace this 10x8 structure and when the lining came down this was the state of the rear panel. (Don't know how much longer it might have survived before obvious leaks, etc became obvious. So, after some more theraputic demolition the old shed was one it's way. Surprising just how much timber was involved. Although the new shed was 17sq. ft. smaller (to allow tubby maintenance of the side and rear) the space inside was planned out before it started, and I admit I did push the boat out more than a bit to get a really weather proof structure. The old desk was moved across to one corner to become the new painting area . . . While a seven foot long bench has been set up so I can work standing up ("they" say that's going to be better for a bad back) but I did invest in a bar stool for when fine work demands the stable environment of both elbows and a party-seven leaning against the bench. Now all I need to do is some kit production re-establshed ti justify all this investment . . .
  5. Mission Impossible as well. I believe. Did he also turn down Mr Spock? Another who will be missed.
  6. Surely what you are thinking of were the un-named jet fighters in Stingray? First time I even considered a 'conversion', wondering how to turn the Airfix Freedom Fighter into a canard . . .
  7. He was also Bond's contact Henderson in Japan in You Only Live Twice. Bit like Maud Adams (and I'm sure Jack Lord as well) came back in two films as a goodie and a baddie.
  8. I do wonder if the appeal of such programmes is for some to make excuses for themselves: "Yer, well, I nevva claim to be an angel but I ain't as bad as (fill in blank) from (fill in blank), is I?"
  9. Personally I would have guessed "Pe'toe", rhymes with 'pitot'. On an aside, caught up with the latest Poldark last night and was a bit bemused with the placed called "Roscoe" (as in Dukes of Hazzard). Wonder if that's a local pronunciation of Roscoff, or somewhere else entirely.
  10. Added to the above would be the constant (what, 15, maybe 20 times) repetition of the same two or three second bit of CGI or 'dramatisation' in a 38 minute (sans adverts) documentary.
  11. Really scraping some dusty, rusty memories here, but I vaguely remember from primary school English lessons that when there was an "e" on the end of a word any vowel in the middle of the word had a stronger emphasis. Pardon me picking on you Pete, but if you lost the "e" at the end of your name it would be pronounced "pet", wouldn't it? Still, could be worse, They should try round here with Snozzle, 'druth, Mowsl, Padster, Pray, etc, etc.
  12. The boxes would end up lookng like a valise in a 30's style retro travel poster.
  13. There is some merit in ths argument. It's a bit like fish and chip shops. The one down the road has the usual classic of a happy smiling fish on the logo. I have to wonder; has anyone explained to the poor thing what the guy behind the counter is going to do to them? (That's after the fisherman has done his thing.)
  14. Ditto to that. One of my siblings is well into the Champagne Socialist set (ooops, politics . . .) off compared to us and thinks they're being so sociable by organising her big 60th bash in Bintan. Going to be fun breaking the news to her . . .
  15. Surely it is quite reasonable for (let's say) the medical authorities to have withheld numbers? Their staff still need to communicate on their own terms without all their 'phone lines being blocked by patients needing appointments for bunions and they don't want those numbers broadcast to the entire world Tht said, I'm beinning to really despise these cold calls. I can sometimes get three or four a day; you pick the 'phone up, say hello and there's nothing. If you hold the line for three or so seconds then this voice chirps up, usually a broad sub-continental accent from someone calling themselves "Eric" . . .