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  1. I have some model released images that are not to be used for 'sensitive issues'. Does this mean I will have to remove them, or will there be a 'sensitive issues' restriction? While I love that the restrictions are being simplified, IMO the sensitive issues one would still be required.
  2. I just picked up a secondhand iPhone 4s, in mint condition, for £75 from a reputable dealer. Works a treat and runs the latest iOS. Although the latest Apple phones cost a lot, they soon drop in price when a new model comes out, and they are very durable compared to many of the competitors' offerings. Yes you can pick them up quite cheaply if you shop around and you only want something to run the app, rathr than something all singing and dancing to the apple's latest greatest hits. If I'd even realised that I could use the fancy ipod touch that I have..... I didn't even give it
  3. I went Apple last year, after several years on Android. At first I loved Android, but for the last couple of years I hardly used my phone for any of the reasons that I'd bought a smartphone in the first place. Reason? Too many apps that wanted access / control in the system area. Pop-ups. Adverts. The disturbing feeling that I couldn't trust the phone / apps and that my phone wasn't really secure. Having google grab all my contacts every few months was more than irritating, it was worrying. I am a fairly long time critic of Apple, even though I have had their gear too. The main reas
  4. Get someone to hold a European flag with Edinburgh Castle in the background.
  5. There are many who would argue that point . . . dd That would be those who have never experienced the hairs on the back of their neck stiffen when a real live pipe band strikes up. + 1 They're just not Tam's bairns....
  6. Bog-all. I only have 58 up though. I am consistently getting better ratings than I used to, but no sales so far. I expect I'll have to upload a whole lot more before I see any sales.
  7. Not really Brexit, but check http://www.whatsoninedinburgh.co.uk/ The film festival is on then and Leith festival is on until the 19th. You might also like to get some pictures of the building of the new Forth road bridge, it is really literally coming together now and looks spectacular. There will also be graduation ceremonies at Edinburgh University on 23rd and dates around then, which give great opportunites for pics of happy young people and parents against the stunning backdrop of the Quad at old College........ Elton John (are we allowed to mention him?) is playing Edin
  8. I asked Alamy about an image on a blog recently. I can see why they won't chase it, so I sent two messages to the blogger myself. I got no reply, so this week I sniffed around and did a whois and found that the blog is hosted on Amazon EC2. I sent a DMCA letter to Amazon via their form and hey presto, the blogger has now contacted me and apologised and removed the image. I have said I still want paid. It's not a lot of money, but it should be MY money. That aside, amazon have contacted me tonight to say they have taken action and I notice that the blog is no longer available. I belie
  9. My batch submitted on 24/3 just passed this afternoon. It's usually a couple of days at most, but people are probably on holiday just now. Whatever (waves hand like not-bovvered teenager - only vaguely teenager bit left).
  10. I've voted 'much better' because I joined in 2014 and I got my first sales in 2015.
  11. Lisa - I have been meaning to thank you! I was struggling to get any iphone images accepted a while ago. I watched the first few episodes of your guides and that gave me a new perspective on what to upload and which treatments to make. Straight away I got acceptances and now have a few images accepted onto Stockimo. No sales yet, but it's fun to do. I will watch the rest of the series, but so far it's better than I was doing on my own - so thank you very much edit: typos
  12. BBC website article for St Andrew's Day, http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151125-celebrating-scotlands-wildlife-by-land-sea-and-air: Thistle -The thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland for centuries (credit: WILDLIFE GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo) Scottish Wildcat (no, not a selfie!!!) Scotland is the last remaining stronghold for Britain’s last truly wild cat (credit: Stephan Morris / Alamy Stock Photo) Red Squirrel - Around 75% of the UK’s red squirrels are found in Scotland (credit: Lorraine Yates / Alamy Stock Photo) Bottlenose Dolphin - The Moray Firth is one of
  13. Fine - zips etc., are good. Lightweight, but strong fabric. Have used ours loads of times both here and abroad and have had no problems. Wheels are fine and a section unzips from the back and tucks under the wheels when using as a backpack, so your clothes don't get dirty from the wheels. I think they are very good for the money. We have the bigger ones, but I could see me buying the smaller one for short trips and using it as a daypack - the big ones are fine on your back, but you still want a daypack for out and about when you get there. I think we have bought at least five of these
  14. I have for years taken great pride in surviving the Ryanair 'one bag' rule! My other half and I have bought pull along carry-ons that convert to backpacks and they are supposedly guaranteed to fit in Ryanair's size tester. Lastrega, Do you maybe have a link? wim http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cabin-Max-Approved-Lightweight-Backpack/dp/B005C3QKF4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1442405689&sr=8-2&keywords=cabin+max There are different sizes / prices, so search 'cabin max'.
  15. I have for years taken great pride in surviving the Ryanair 'one bag' rule! My other half and I have bought pull along carry-ons that convert to backpacks and they are supposedly guaranteed to fit in Ryanair's size tester. We liked them so much we have bought them as presents for several relatives. I manage to take enough in those bags to last me two weeks on holidays, along with my camera etc., I was pleased to see that Ryanair are now allowing an extra bag, however that extra bag also has a size limit and it's pretty small - none of my handbags would qualify. In response to your post - I
  16. John, I don't use 'sniper' tools, but I put my max. bid in the max. bid box and wait until 5 seconds before the end and then hit the bid button. Also, people seem to stick to the round number they have in mind, so don't use a round number or 'whole' dollars. If you are thinking of paying say $50 for an item, then bid $50.61 or $51.38, the odd dollar over or the pennies won't hurt you much on bigger amounts, but they can make all the difference to winning the auction. If you know your price, then fine. If you need to get an idea of what an item will go for, then only look at ebay auctions a
  17. Link still not working.....................
  18. Yeah, there's Viagra and Alprazolam. One of them has something to do with memory, but I forget which one.
  19. Don't forget standardizing the amount of toppings a pizza could have is very very important as well, if not slightly more important Ah, before standardising the amount of toppings, there would have to be a ten year investigation and a 5 + million euro report to inform any decision on what constitutes a 'pizza topping' and other relevant details. Other research and reporting would have to first be carried out to define which details would be relevant. Questions that would need to be considered: Is cheese in cheese crust pizza an actual topping? Is a cheesy crust pizza considered
  20. This probably won't help with queues etc: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32447603 Michael
  21. As far as I can remember "in theory" taking pictures in Sistine Chapel was not allowed. In reality, you will see. . Yes, your are right - lots of people snapping away, so lots of flashes etc., and the 'NO PHO-TO' shouted every few minutes over the hubub..... not a serene experience and I personally have not bothered to try to take any photos in there partly because it would just be too much bother to get anything close to a good photo. Mostly because I am too busy just looking at the frescoes in amazement. I wouldn't dream of missing it out!
  22. I am going back to Rome in a few weeks too, really looking forward to it. Here are my top of the head notes for Rome: I haven't encountered any problems with taking photos there. Very strict about no photos in the Sistine Chapel, but I wouldn't evn bother there. They don't stop you anywhere else in the Vatican museums. Rome is so busy with tourists, that everyone seems to be taking photos and even people with big fancy cameras don't stand out much. There is a flower market at night near the Termini station, very nice, but very dodgy just a few steps away from the stalls. As with all bi
  23. Same here - I got in at the very bottom of the page... Story of my life.
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