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Topic: calling brian the computer genius
Posted By: sailor.jon
Subject: calling brian the computer genius
Date Posted: 26 Jan 05 at 8:17pm
this 1's 4 brian or anyone else who can help.

i'm sure ive done this b4 ( i did it on the boat if the week thread) but i've forgotten how.

how do i upload a picture thats saved on my p.c. if i click on the dodgy picture of the tree above it askes 4 a web address. so how does i get a pic from my pictures on here,

cheers guys

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Jon
Vortex 1169
http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ - Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club



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Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 26 Jan 05 at 9:29pm
The picture you want must be on the web somewhere.  If you originally got it from a website, go their and right click on the picture and copy the address, that is the URL you need to use.  If its not on the web then you'll have to put it there by uploading to some webspace somewhere (many accounts give some free web space).  Use an FTP program to upload, make a note of the address and that will be the URL you need to use.  If you are uploading do consider how many bytes the picture is, between a few tens to a few hundred kbytes is about right - use image editing software to get the size right before you upload.


Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 26 Jan 05 at 10:36pm


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aka YoYo


Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 26 Jan 05 at 10:38pm

sorry - just thought I'd test another option......

If your pic is on the PC, right click and open with Internet Explorer.... right click that picture, select "copy" and then paste into your "post reply" on the forum



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aka YoYo


Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 7:03am

Sometimes there is another "image upload" button that you can use. It is not here on this reply box I am using. However it is on the one for the sexiest boat thread - strange. Can anyone explain this.

It is the same as the "add image" button showing a tree but this also has a blue vertical arrow in the box.



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Posted By: sailor.jon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 8:15am

cheers everyone, i tried ioanlavery's idea and that did work so cheers 4 that,

redback:i took the picture with a camera, but if i had taken it from the web ur idea would have worked,  i did concider making a webpage 4 that idea but i was sure there was a button like Contender443 described,

anyway thanks 4 ur help ( we did it without brian )



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Jon
Vortex 1169
http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ - Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 8:33am

Hi all,

Image uploads are a thorny issue on browsers. Some internet browsers don't support the features that make alot of what goes on in the forum possible and some thing they do but do a botch job at getting it right. The forum software tries to work out what browser you've got to give you the right buttons when typing in messages. Both Redback and Contender443 have given options on how to upload pictures - trial and error will find the best option to work for you!

If you use a Mac you're in all sorts of trouble - they hardly support any of the browser extensions (and don't have a right mouse button!)

Cheers, Mark



Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 11:39am
Forgot about Mac Users !!! LOL

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aka YoYo


Posted By: sailor.jon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 11:45am
erm... ioanlavery, its not working, anyone else know how?

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Jon
Vortex 1169
http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ - Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club


Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 11:48am
thought it worked ok earlier?

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aka YoYo


Posted By: sailor.jon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 11:49am
yeah i could see it in the "post reply" box but then when the post was posted it was a white box with the red cross in the corner

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Jon
Vortex 1169
http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ - Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club


Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 11:53am

Oh well - guess it's over to someone else then ....sorry
Are you using a PC or Mac?

Just thought I'd try another fab pic



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aka YoYo


Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 1:51pm

I right clicked on ioanlavery's missing picture and it gave me a path to a picture on his hard disk.  Now I'm sure he doesn't want everybody accessing his hard disk so he should really put it on the web somewhere and then with the correct address we can all see it and his disk can stay secure.

I've not done it myself but I believe YAHOO give you some disk space if you just sign up (at no cost) for their yhoo groups.  What's more they have a nice easy interface for compiling albums of photographs.  Have a look.



Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 1:56pm
Oops ! That would explain why I can see the pics and no-one else can.

The previous picture I posted was that of a Welsh Flag .. no doubt the majority of you wouldn't have wanted to see that anyhow !


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aka YoYo


Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 4:34pm

mark, macs do sorta hav a right mouse button... if u hold down control and then click it works the same as the right button on a pc. and DONT MOCK MACS, THEY RULE!!!

quick example of how dell and IBM and all the PC people are fooling the public:

lets say u hav a top spec pc, the processor is.. wat about 3 GHZ. now, u compare that to the latest mac which i think is about 2ghz, and u think, oh jeez wat is up wit those apple people they are so expensive and their processor is even slower. well, your wrong! in benchmark tests an apple 1ghz came out as 3 times faster than a 1ghz pc, so now u see, the mac is 6 pc version GHZ, not 2. it is all to do with the layout of the processor, which i think is made by Motorola. so... yeah. Macs rule. they look better too.

Rant over



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 5:16pm


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Sailor Girl, Queen Of The Forum!


Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 5:18pm


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aka YoYo


Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 6:20pm

Yes, Apples are good.  I happen to know a bit about microprocessors.  The PC chip is based on an old Intel chip.  Its been souped up until its almost unrecognisable, but that original design still limits it in some ways.  Now the Apple chip (designed by Motorola) is again souped up but from a design which is more recent and was rather leading edge in its day.

I'm trying to think of a car analogy.  The PC chip is like a souped up Ford Cortina and the Apple chip is like a souped Vauxhall Astra.  What do you think would be fastest?



Posted By: Rob.e
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 7:58pm
A bicycle


Posted By: Barty
Date Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 8:37pm

From the forum help:

Images can be added to your posts, if the forum administrators have allowed uploading of images you can use this to upload an image from your own computer into your message. However, if image uploading is not available then you will need to link to the image that needs to be stored on a publicly accessible web server, eg. http://www.mysite.com/my-picture.jpg. /QUOTE - http://www.mysite.com/my-picture.jpg.

Surely this means that in some threads this options has been activated and others not.  Is this a case of the way the groups of headings have been set up? 



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Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 02 Feb 05 at 2:49pm

Originally posted by sailor

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yep, a geek, a loser, a nerd and an introvert all bundled into one... how do i manage it?



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Posted By: Blobby
Date Posted: 03 Feb 05 at 5:34am
You are an inspiration to us all Brian - keep up the good work.


Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 03 Feb 05 at 3:58pm

a truly talented young gentleman if i do say so myself

 

i really should be slightly more serious sometimes shouldnt i?



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Posted By: big man
Date Posted: 06 Feb 05 at 5:36pm

Originally posted by ioanlavery

Oops ! That would explain why I can see the pics and no-one else can.

The previous picture I posted was that of a Welsh Flag .. no doubt the majority of you wouldn't have wanted to see that anyhow !

i have a spinniker for my scorpion which has the welsh flag on it



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keep it flat you t***


Posted By: ioanlavery
Date Posted: 06 Feb 05 at 6:29pm

Excellent....   What a fab weekend for flying the flag!



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aka YoYo



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