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  1. No, you're right and the Win10 forced updates seem to have prompted much tearing of hair. I sent the Photoshop link in this thread to our tech support guy in case he'd not seen it yet. He is not enjoying the new OS, he had to roll back 3 macs at a local printers earlier this week because they couldn't print anything, the whole business ground to a halt. Not covered by contract so in theory chargeable but he won't do that to a loyal customer. Safari 13 release also caused him a big headache at another client, he had to wipe & reinstall everything on 5 brand new macbooks. Microsoft want people to drop XP and 7 but then they shoot themselves in the foot with forcing 10 updates that screw things up. Madness. At least Apple allow the user to control the process. I turn off all App Store updates & prompts and use Terminal command sudo softwareupdate -l to see what's available then download the .dmg files individually from support.apple.com/downloads. I do the same with the monthly updates for Office 2016 for mac. Most of the macs here at the office are still on 10.11 El Capitan, partly because we have an old version of FileMaker. The sudo command requires admin rights; I hope most mac users have an admin account for installing and updating and a separate general user account for security reasons. If they don't, well...
  2. I would urge extreme caution on any OS upgrades, whether for Mac or PC. Best not to ask system adminds about the various Windows 10 updates that have screwed things up. Apple are effectively using their customers as beta testers (and no, it's not the first time). I'd ask myself what pressing reason do I have to update? If your current OS is running fine then why risk screwing it up? If you rely on your computer(s) for your business, and are not an IT guru happy to reformat your HDD or boot off external drives etc etc, then you really should hold off installing and wait for incremental updates/fixes before going ahead. If you're buying a new Mac then virtually all current stock will have an older OS as it will have been shipped from China some time ago. Depending on stock throughput rates (plus when Apple decide to ship new hardware with 10.15 preinstalled) this could be the case for quite a while.
  3. Hi Brian, I can't offer any specific comments on your portfolio but I always enjoy your work and am always inspired by it. I have also valued your contributions here and elsewhere.
  4. Farmers Guardian 23 November: England, Sussex, Fly Tipping on Small Rural Road - EF3J82 by Steve Vidler - front cover, credit: ALAMY There are duplicates filed under other agencies (EJ0K57, JFGNRX), this is one of a number of images of this scene, others are duplicated too.
  5. Greeves was a British bike manufacturer, the Scottish was produced in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This from https://www.tmxnews.co.uk/news/trials/take-a-look-24-tes-greeves-scottish/ More on Greeves at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeves_(motorcycles)
  6. The Grocer 7 April 2018 issue EHKEC2 Chris Gibson Bargain Booze truck on bridge - front cover 11x11cm & p10 19x16cm M4AH62 Tero Vesalainen Hacker writing with laptop computer wearing leather gloves - cover thumbnail, p24-25 DPS BBAM99 Chris Rout Girl using 'YouTube' - p32 12x10cm
  7. Had forgotten to post these when published. CTC's Cycle magazine February/March 2015: p10 - A8F5JG by Powered by Light/Alan Spencer (credit: Alamy.com) - montage of map of United Kingdom & £10 note p46/47 - DF7HB4 by paul ridsdale - articulated lorry overtaking cyclist (cropped, 40x18cm) p50 - CXAP5T by stefano baldini - Cyclists on the Spuistraat, Amsterdam, Holland (full bleed A4)
  8. In CTC's Cycle magazine April/May 2015: D91PXN by CW Images - Llyn y Fan Fach covered in snow p35 full bleed A4 EEB02N by Steve Vidler - Cyclists waiting at lights p44-45 DPS CNMM7N by OJO Images Ltd (cropped) - Morecambe promenade p52 full bleed A4
  9. Guardian online 27/12/14 (some already reported by Lisa) AB1W3B Mark Sykes - Gatso camera - Speeding fines surge to highest level since 2009 CB8WAK Misha - rainbow, Ullswater - Countryside to drive UK startups with superfast internet, government says A37HA1 Peter Chadwick - Wheal Jane tin mine - Groundbreaking biofuel project brings new life to Cornish mine BJMGCP Bon Appetit - dinner table - Are you ready for love in 2015? A4C4J4 Neil Setchfield - greyhound racing - A letter to … my cousin, who is a gambling addict CP5Y4C jeremy sutton-hibbert - wine glass - Wine: how to cut down the smart way BY5WTY RTimages - wire shopping basket with fruit & veg - Book of the week: Good Food for Your Table B6EX46 Digifoto Blue - piggy bank & calendar - A third of people plan to save less next year, research finds EC363E lovethephoto - school bell - Secret Teacher: sending my boys to school taught me a lesson or two C2XCXF Catchlight Visual Services - mother and daughter talking - The day I got my first period 24/12/14 D3TA8F Helene ROCHE Photography - solar farm - The switch to renewable power is a battle we cannot afford to lose
  10. image is B3K4CM - also used on Guardian website 19/12/14 Telegraph website - this image used at least 4 times this week: - Lifestyle changes 'could protect 80,000 from dementia' 21/12/14 - Dementia report: 'Use it or lose it' to protect against disease 22/12/14 - Follow five golden rules to prevent dementia, says study 22/12/14 - Healthier living could prevent 600,000 cancer cases a year 25/12/14 I see that Telegraph search includes thumbnail images for top results: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/search/?queryText=alamy&sort=recent
  11. Guardian website C0X9CA NetPhotos - iTunes website - Do we really need all those endless updates 7/12/14 C0W49N Kumar Sriskandan - Guardian science blog 16/12/14 http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/dec/16/prescribing-pills-public-health-statins-risks-benefits C4FWE6 Alex Segre - Guardian daily quiz 17/12/14 http://www.theguardian.com/news/quiz/2014/dec/17/daily-quiz-17-december-2014 AXBCB5 ACE STOCK LIMITED - writing with fountain pen - Ask Jack 18/12/14 BTEHNJ PhotoAlto - Doctor reviewing chart - The NHS’s chaotic IT systems 21/12/14 APYMF9 ACE STOCK LIMITED - North Sea oil platform - oil price fall 22/12/14 ADHX3N PHOTOTAKE Inc. - closeup of tablets - ADHD drugs 22/12/14 AJXF0W Horizon International Images Limited - couple on beach - holiday bookings (not found) street light - Councils leaving large areas of England in dark to save money DRXF43 Islandstock - hospital A&E entrance - used 3 times: NHS still struggling to cope with extra patients 19/12/14 NHS crisis grows 20/12/14 Mental health treatment failings adding to strain on A&E 25/12/14 CX5MWJ Steve Cukrov - Santa with glass of beer - How to talk to your kids about Santa 24/12/14 (not found) - woman with tablet computer - online shopping 24/12/14 BG6R96 Xtremer - blue gift box - the best (or worst) Christmas present you’ve had this year 25/12/14 ANJ9X2 RubberBall Selects - Don't throw everything into the blue bin 25/12/14 DWBW79 Cultura Creative (RF) - How do you avoid spending too much on Christmas? 25/12/14 ED3BP6 Tom Corban - 67th Annual Weymouth Harbour Swim 25/12/14 (Alamy Live News) A3P704 & A9X668 Mike Booth (both) - Eltham Palace 25/12/14
  12. Guardian website 19 & 20 December 19/12/14 D8YXA3 DAVID MUSCROFT - snooker table - the daily quiz B3K4CM Stockbroker - businesspeople - media blog British Muslims AJM08Y David Cook / blueshiftstudios - sprout on fork - Sprouts are a new entry to the Pov lexicon E9K3XY Wavebreak Media ltd - Santa reading letters - Careers blog: letters to Santa AW2DT7 Image Source Plus - identical twins - Families in literature 3 images: DGRH2T imageBROKER - brown bears, CNW3PJ blickwinkel - Eurasian lynx, (not found) grey wolf pack in Germany - Large carnivores and humans can live together 20/12/14 A6RNN5 D. Hurst - bag of money - academics' pay contracts BND2BE Greg Balfour Evans - Oxford Circus - London Pollution BR9YJ6 ClassicStock - family with cooked turkey - Thanksgiving across America D2FYE5 incamerastock - Fortnum & Mason - Morrison's xmas pud beats F&M AGY01X Paul Doyle - overweight man with mobile phone - Obesity bigger cost for Britain than war and terror A0P450 Jeff Morgan - Corus steelworks - Closing the loop on steel ATR9RH Arco Images GmbH - leopard - Readers recommend: songs about cats DFCBYK age fotostock Spain, S.L. - Morillon, France - Great little ski resorts
  13. CTC magazine Cycle - Dec/Jan 2014/2015 A2PCPX blickwinkel cyclists in snow - front cover AM53EE David Norton sunset on Walney Island - p36 BM2823 Right Perspective Images (credit: Alamy) - view from TGV train - p46-47 DPS not found: bridges over the Danube (credit: Alamy) - p48 C6CC1Y Gavin Hellier Dubai skyline (crop, credit: Alamy) - p52
  14. More from the Guardian. BY0KR5 chain bridge in Budapest by Funky Stock - Paul Williams (credit:Alamy) 07/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/nov/07/european-research-funding-horizon-2020 C32W54 one way street sign by Haydn Hansell (credit:Alamy) 15/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/nov/15/secret-teacher-parents-need-to-trust-us D9KFGG woman with smartphone by keith morris (credit:Alamy) 17/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/nov/17/how-to-teach-anti-bullying CC535C Neil Gaiman by Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library 17/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/17/neil-gaiman-libraries-are-cultural-seed-corn E5HY9F New Jersey Performing Arts Center by LEE SNIDER (credit:Alamy) 18/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/nov/18/american-cities-newark-new-york image not found - UK wheelie bins 18/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/18/recycling-rates-in-england-have-stalled
  15. A0GKYP child playing hopscotch by Image Source Plus contributor IS769 - Guardian daily quiz 29/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/news/quiz/2014/oct/29/daily-quiz-29-october-2014
  16. A4JTD6 by Andrew Parker - Should we lower the speed limit? 01/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/01/should-we-lower-the-speed-limit-debate BEC8HD by Realimage - Energy bills 01/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/nov/01/energy-switch-dual-fuel-tariff CYA7MC by redsnapper (credit: Alamy) - School should be a safe, nurturing place 01/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/01/school-should-be-safe-nurturing-not-daily-nightmare
  17. CE9AMP by Tony Eveling - The Observer view on British Summer Time 26/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/26/observer-view-on-british-summer-time
  18. C62FMW - Giant's Causeway at sunset by Stephen Emerson (credit: Alamy) - Guardian daily quiz 23/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/news/quiz/2014/oct/23/daily-quiz-23-october-2014 CR50FB by Elmar Herz (credit: Alamy) AGCD7F by Jack Sullivan - Why my son rides a balance bike 24/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2014/oct/24/why-my-son-rides-a-balance-bike DFMRW7 by Paul Richardson - Ripping up the sea floor on behalf of royal profits 24/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/24/ripping-up-the-sea-floor-on-behalf-of-royal-profits (edit: already posted by Lisa)
  19. Reformatting resets the File Allocation Table. It doesn't overwrite all the data on the card (which means that it may be retrievable as long as no new data is added), but is a better move than simply deleting files. Reformatting is best done with camera in which they are used. I wouldn't swap a card between different brands of camera or device for the same reason. I only format mine after the images are copied to the computer, opened in Lightroom and backed up to external HDD. A camera card is the same as a USB stick. It may go through a washing machine physically intact but the data is rewriteable and therefore vulnerable. They can and do 'wear out' eventually. If I was a heavy user I would periodically 'retire' card as a preventative measure. Some info here: http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/03/kingston-technology-to-the-rescue.html Other sensible advice: - Never delete a file in-camera—let the camera write new picture files sequentially until the card is filled up. - Never write to the card on your computer—let the camera be the only device that writes to the card.
  20. Guardian website (no idea if any were in print edition) B1H8HN children running in a playground by John Powell / Bubbles Photolibrary (credit: Joh Powell/Alamy) - Comment Is Free "If I were queen for a day" 3/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/03/abolish-sex-education-jenni-murray AD6DCF frozen peas by foodfolio (credit:Alamy) - Running Blog 06/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/oct/06/running-blog-how-was-your-weekend-running CP0XED morris dancers by John Martin - Comment Is Free "If I were king for a day" 10/10/2014 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/10/terry-eagleton-king-for-a-day-jeremy-clarkson A67GCE shelf stacking in Asda by Gianni Muratore - Asda outperforms supermarket rivals 10/10/2014 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/10/asda-supermarket-5-percent-profit DE9ERT garlic bulbs drying by Kathy deWitt - Alys Fowler's gardening column 11/10/2014 http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/11/garlic-allium-leaf-miner-fly-alys-fowler image not found - eating with chopsticks (credit: Alamy) - Why eating with other people makes us fat 14/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/oct/14/why-eating-with-other-people-makes-us-fat image not found - laptop computer (credit: Alamy) - The UK is clamping down on revenge porn 14/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/uk-revenge-porn-law-jail-america-victims-law-enforcement C60PXN by Ashley Cooper (credit: Alamy) - UK to allow fracking companies to use 'any substance' under homes 14/10/14 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/uk-to-allow-fracking-companies-to-use-any-substance-under-homes
  21. 07/10/2014 - Telegraph - Should fat people be given free bikes on the NHS? E0NXDJ by vasa http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/11145604/Should-fat-people-be-given-free-bikes-on-the-NHS.html
  22. Cycle, CTC's magazine for members, Oct/Nov 2014 issue E63CFM by Malcolm Park editorial & E60H2T by Ian Bottle - cyclists in August's London-Surrey cycle sportive, 1/2 page each B6P7DW by Ashley Cooper - cyclist and bus at night, dps inside another image used in London-Surrey cycle sportive article (missed it earlier) DBRHCN by Matthew Chattle - 1/4 page
  23. A bit late on this one! CTC (http://www.ctc.org.uk) magazine for members, Cycle, Aug/Sep 2014 issue DF8GBB Kumar Sriskandan - full bleed front cover B0XHFX by Warren Kovach - full bleed inside page B49543 by Keith Shuttlewood - 1/4 page D60NNM by alan neale - dps inside West Bank, Palestine by Sheri Lazier (not found on Alamy) DRBG60 by Richard Becker - full bleed inside page BCD49N by Stephen Dorey (cropped) - 1/4 page
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