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Old June 30th, 2017, 05:52 PM   #36461
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I've never used Photobucket, but relied heavily on imgur for sketches, maps, random photos, etc. For my own photos I use Flickr.

I would suggest not to hotlink Facebook photos as Facebook image URLs deprecate after some time (could be weeks or months). Twitter doesn't have this problem.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 10:58 PM   #36462
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Like you did in the Netherlands?

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Old June 30th, 2017, 11:25 PM   #36463
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Imageshack used to be good, although slow, but one time they deleted all the old photos.

A local competitor of Imageshack in Poland was fotosik.pl, but the same as with Imageshack happened with it already earlier.

Currently, the number one is imgur.com. Or, I should say, the number two for me. The number one is an image hosting run by a local forum about electronics, intended mainly for the forum users, but accessible publicly.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 03:52 AM   #36464
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The economics of free photo/video sharing by stand-alone services that don't have a monetization/ad plan are pretty dire. I think many such services will just collapse in the following 2-3 years, same year the many smaller free video hosting services did.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 10:43 AM   #36465
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I wonder how imgur makes money to cover their cost. Their service is pretty popular, especially with many other image hosting services ceasing to exist.

Imageshack had a similar fate, with yellow frogs appearing everywhere. Tinypic recycles URLs so photos may show something completely different than when originally posted, including adult content.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 11:17 AM   #36466
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The economics of free photo/video sharing by stand-alone services that don't have a monetization/ad plan are pretty dire. I think many such services will just collapse in the following 2-3 years, same year the many smaller free video hosting services did.
That is why I never trust any free cloud service. They can disappear at any moment. I share everything important on my own website via my own domain. No sudden surprises.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 12:27 PM   #36467
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That is why I never trust any free cloud service. They can disappear at any moment. I share everything important on my own website via my own domain. No sudden surprises.
I think there are some steady. The Google drive is note very bound to be terminated.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 01:01 PM   #36468
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I think there are some steady. The Google drive is note very bound to be terminated.
Google is known for regularly killing its free services with a short notice.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 01:40 PM   #36469
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What a disaster, all my pics are gone.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 03:11 PM   #36470
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When I say Dutchmen are everywhere, is not without a reason. This electric bus with Dutch plates has been around Zaragoza for some days now:


This image is hosted on Twitter, as I felt I had to tweet such a catch. Otherwise I use Imgur.

PS: This is my 666th post in this thread .
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Old July 1st, 2017, 05:19 PM   #36471
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We'll else get claustrophobic if we stay in this tiny country all the time.

But to be more serious, for some reason Dutch seem (as a group) to be very curious people when I compare it to a lot of other nationalities. Also, the relative large amount of free days which you can plan yourself do help with going abroad.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 05:42 PM   #36472
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I often go camping and in my experience there is hardly a campsite with not at least 1 or 2 other Dutch. Some campsites are complete Dutch enclaves and they don't care it's 1200 or 1600 kilometers of driving (one way, that is).

Last month I went to Spain, and stayed mostly in less touristy areas (i.e. not the Catalan coast or Madrid). But there are always Dutch, but no Belgians, no Germans, even the French are not as common.

I think a factor is the wealth of older people. In some countries you hear about meager pensions and elderly having to work part time to supplement their low state provided income. In the Netherlands the retired are the most wealthy segment of the population, so they can afford to buy a € 70,000 RV and travel around.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 08:35 PM   #36473
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Photos that I hosted on Photobucket are still visible on SSC.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 10:13 PM   #36474
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I don't think Google Drive will disappear in the near or medium-term because it is Google foothold into the retail cloud market and tightly associated now with Gmail, Photos and other Google "suites". They will not just let Microsoft win with One Drive, or Amazon.

Google do kill features, but often they are stand-alone-ish applications or those who are languishing in the limbo like Picasa or Panoramio.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 10:20 PM   #36475
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When I say Dutchmen are everywhere, is not without a reason. This electric bus with Dutch plates has been around Zaragoza for some days now:
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must be test drive. happens often with trams.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 10:32 PM   #36476
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The city of Utrecht procured several trams at CAF in Zaragoza. They were driven by truck from Zaragoza to Utrecht

Here in France:
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 12:10 AM   #36477
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must be test drive. happens often with trams.
Or maybe a promotion rental. We have long-term one here in Bratislava with Czech licence plates.

Since all PT vehicles in Bratislava are red and black - this particular one was given a nickname "Snow-white" :-)
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 10:29 AM   #36478
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I have just updated my clinched highways stats. I have now driven on 100% of the Slovenian motorways, first country where I manage to drive on all motorways.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 10:41 AM   #36479
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I've updated them too, in some countries I've driven quite a lot. The result of going to different destinations every summer.

Percentage driven of the motorway system;
* Netherlands: 99.78% (should be 100%)
* Denmark: 98.85%
* Luxembourg: 97.61%
* Belgium: 91.12%
* Germany: 89.12%
* Switzerland: 79.26%
* France: 78.12%
* Slovenia: 57.02%
* Czechia: 50.20%
* Austria: 46.29%
* Spain: 35.51%

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Old July 2nd, 2017, 11:06 AM   #36480
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I often go camping
What does "camping" mean for you? I mean, you surely don't pull a caravan, so do you have a tent? Or is there some other way?
When I was a child (80's, early 90's) we spent our holidays with my parents usually in campsites, even abroad. We had a large tent, it was nice.
Later on I, too, went camping. But in the 2000's sometimes my tent was the only one among a lot of caravans and it was a little bit weird.
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