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  2. Daily Mail on line : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7487959/Online-fashion-stores-introduce-smart-tag-fight-against-serial-returners.html woman shopping online at Next website Contributor: David J. Green - lifestyle themes / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: CBWAYP https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7488009/Eggs-British-firm-linked-salmonella-outbreak.html An egg with the Red Lion mark Contributor: Ron Bull / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: C7XMW5 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7487653/RSPCA-chief-forced-quit-shes-exposed-vegan-extremist.html Smithfield Meat Market, London, UK Contributor: Jorge Royan / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: CBA1KH https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7488215/Fraudsters-targeting-new-students-wave-scams-HMRC-warns.html Single happy woman buying on line with a smart phone and a credit card sitting in a bar terrace Contributor: Antonio Guillem Fernández / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: KA2G87
  3. That sounds like quite a day - a bit shocking in fact ... I drove to Liverpool from my house sit in Chester this week. Have never been before. I did my midwifery training in a hospital near Manchester in the 80s, but never went to Liverpool. It seems like a very interesting place. I couldn't stay long as I was worried about car parking fees (!), but had a nice wander around. I hope you are enjoying you stay Edo - If you like animals (particularly cats, as they leave more time free), house sitting may be a useful means of part-time accommodation. I once house sat for pretty much 9 months in a row, in between house purchases.
  4. is this what Irony is (real definition, not the Alanis Morrissette one) https://www.alamy.com/news/#BHM=foo%3Dbar%26qt%3D%26pn%3D1%26ps%3D120%26aoa%3D%26news%3D1%26sports%3D%26entmt%3D%26Videos%3D%26bb%3D1%26md%3DOL9052569%26dt%3D%26gid%3D{F1178A16-92BC-46DB-BC19-4E25E93584F7}%26destxml%3D%26imglst%3D%26orderby%3DDT%26newsseq%3D%26userid%3D{8083FECD-3680-4216-B1FC-2E5B1033261B}%26rand%3D1569049592657
  5. Guardian Online 20.09.2019 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2019/sep/19/us-canada-bird-population-losses TWGW9K Vince F A chestnut-sided warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) perched on a branch during spring migration. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/sep/20/art-museums-galleries-japan-top-ten T44GFX travelbild excl Grande statue Sculpture Group by Emile Antoine Bourdelle at Hakone Open Air Museum ACXBCY FocusCulture "You're My Chair, I'm Yours" by Shigeo Fukada at Sapporo Art Park in Hokkaido M7AT1N mauritius images GmbH/ Jose Fuste Raga Tokyo City, Sumida Hokusai Museum https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2019/sep/20/the-week-in-wildlife-in-pictures WANKJX Bruce Montagne / Dembinsky Photo Associates Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia), at den, Sage Creek wilderness 21.09.2109 BHN0HK Adam Burton Newlands Valley looking towards Bassenthwaite Lake from Cat Bells https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/sep/21/where-environmentalists-go-on-holiday-no-fly-green-sustainable-breaks ER52F1 Richard Dunwoody Alnmouth village and the Aln Estuary, Northumberland BY90K Tony Moss Dartford Warbler - New Forest W8GG66 Pacific Press Agency Lausanne, Switzerland. 09th Aug, 2019.
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  7. In my (admittedly limited) experience (I do a bit of small bore target shooting) they are too well defined to be bullet holes. As a rule, due the the soft deformable nature of lead bullets, they tend to leave a slightly rounded less distinct edge with hard materials due to "spalling" . When the energy of the round disperses as it expands theres usually a blow back type of effect and the initially neat entry hole gets flaked around the edge more due to material being ejected back out. Re-reading that makes me realise why my wife says I'm useless at explaining things to other people 🤣
  8. I’m interested to know why that doesnt breach Microsofts copyright? Also thinking i should take images of my laptop screen which has multiple software company logos at any given time.
  9. I'm on the verge of hitting 40 in a few months time but I'm always told I have the persona of a grumpy old sod which I think is because I tend to be happier with my own company rather than with other people so I can probably add my name to the list of loners here.
  10. I uploaded on the 17th and it was still on the Wxxxxxx format but my submission on the 19th was 2xxxxxxxxx so judging by whats being said above the change was on the 18th/19th refresh. Not that I'd noticed I have to admit. As Matt Ashmore pointed out it seems odd they never made it to the end of the alphabet though 🤔
  11. Surely the decimal system is our primary anthropocentric system? Why would we be counting in decimal if it wasn't for the 10 digits (8 fingers + 2 thumbs) on our hands? If our counting system had evolved around 8 digits (e.g. 6 fingers + 2 thumbs) then base 8 would have been our anthropocentric counting system and would then have aligned conveniently with a binary 2^n based system which arrived many thousands of years later. Or have I misunderstood? Mark
  12. same here. had an image of this that was refunded after a few months interestingly, i checked images google for it, found a 100px thumbnail of something pecular it was a video still from a uk newspaper site, wrong country where image was licensed and refunded. google was able to yield a larger thumbnail. followed a rabbit trail and found an unauthorized use from 2015 by the telegraph uk as i had no sale of this back then. they cut half the image and stuck text on it but i can tell it's mine
  13. Lbs and ounces still used in the US. Here in Canada, horse racing is still in furlongs (1/8th mile) and Canadian Football is in yards not metres. A lot of cooking is still done is ounces, cups, teaspoons etc. Jill
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  15. Is this the image that sold? Curious what the need is for. Why couldn't the customer take that image, haha. Lucky you, congrats!
  16. Sorry for this intrusion, but this is one of my July uploads and not September so I apologise, but i think it is appropiate with the world wide protests today on climate change. Nero, “fiddled while Rome burned. Alan
  17. Well, whatever....I still think your proposed 6,000,000 pixel (6 MP) rule has a nice ring to it!
  18. 72 this month but still kicking. First camera was a Brownie Holiday and I put it on layaway because I didn't have the full Six dollars that it cost. First 35mm was a Kodak and later I moved to Minolta.
  19. In an anthropocentric world perhaps but I am happy with the decimal system. Remember £sd, cwt, lbs and ounces, ergs, furlongs and perches to name a few obscure units of measurement. They still have miles, yards, degrees F and pints in some places I hear. 😀
  20. "My tentative theory is that there might have been small arms fire from above, from across the street, which might explain the strange shape of the holes." No way. Those holes are probably made with a small pickax -- the pointed end.
  21. Yes this is very confusing. It seems that the old usage has been deprecated and a megabyte is now a simple decimal 1,000,000 bytes whereas a mebibyte now refers to the older octal definition. I strongly advocate using a readout from whatever software one is using and not worrying about any of this. Imagine the confusion - it's bad enough as it is. 😀
  22. Would life have been simpler if the human race had evolved with 8 digits on their hands and so had developed a base 8 (octal) counting system (instead of base 10) in the first place? Mark
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