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4 posts • joined 21 May 2013

Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

RichUK
Flame

Perhaps they could deal with the Turkish nano-technology coatings company who nicked an image off my flickr account to use on their website. No asking, no acknowledgement - just swiped. Tw*ts.

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ULTIMATE cuppa contenders prepare to go mug-to-mug

RichUK

Re: active vs passive brewing

I think someone a while back determined that 2 minutes was the optimum brewing time, then the teabag should be removed to prevent stewing. Which sounds about right. The amount of stirring was not specified though. Personally I'm a stirrer. (a) I'm impatient and (b) this produces a nice strong flavoursome cup but without the "stewed tannin" factor.

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RichUK

Re: No point in starting this yet

For all biscuit-related matters (but not, oddly enough, tea) may I refer you to the authoratative site http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/. Many a time I have been guided by the wisdom of their "biscuit of the week".

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Yahoo! adds 1TB of free storage to Flickr in site revamp

RichUK

Flickr ruined

This new version is of no use whatsoever to serious photographers. Mayer has completely ruined it. The aim is to tempt mobile phone cam / app users with lots of free space and an app that's 5 years too late, and then fire ads at them. It won't work. They already have facebook for that. What it has done is alienate every serious photographer, who were the lifeblood of flickr and who do not want their images displayed on a sub-facebook-wall. Great move, Mayer. It's useless to me now so subs cancelled and I'm off to Zenfolio/Smugmug.

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