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*Instagram and Flickr what are your thoughts?"

As a recent migrater to #instagram  and a longer term user of #flickr  while i like the new Flicker way of doing things, I am loving the instagram interaction and feedback. Be interested to know your thoughts on the two services?
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Flickr: http://www.photowaltheworld.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/projectzme

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You know what, it says a lot when a fairly technical guy i work with who just got a Nexus 5 is wondering What Hangouts are, and What Google+ is.. Are Google doing enough to promote these services?
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Some photos of tonight's #Basingstoke #Fireworks
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*Instagram and Flickr what are your thoughts?"

As a recent migrater to #instagram and a longer term user of #flickr while i like the new Flicker way of doing things, I am loving the instagram interaction and feedback. Be interested to know your thoughts on the two services?
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Not being the largest user of Instagram, I use Flickr as one of my off-site backup options for full sized jpg pictures output in my cameras native resolution, and tagging of photos brings a consistent (if low volume) stream of people past my work.

Instagram, I just don't have any followers who would see my work, and I mainly use it to follow others.
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Hearing an alternative perspective on something you thought you knew is a strange thing, questioning what you think you know, and asking more questions about that thing..

I come from a family with very close ties to the British Military, My Father, Grandfather, Uncles and other family members have a long proud tradition of serving for the RAF, I have a deep understanding what it means to serve your country, and but for the grace of bad eyesight I could have too.

Remembrance Sunday is an important time for many people, for families of fallen soldiers, serving soldiers, for remembering people who have died in the past to give me the freedom to use the Internet, make choices and live the life I do. I have the deepest of respect for these men and women. and there is no but her. 

I read an article today about the First World war poem by John McCrae called Flanders Fields, a poem closely associated with the poppy, our sign of yearly remembrance.

Many of you will know the first and second verse, i remember learning it at school..

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Ironically its a the scene at the end of Blackadder goes Forth which springs into my head whenever I hear this..

What i didn't know was there is a third verse.. and it's contents disturb me..

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 

This verse as i read it is asking people to carry on the fight in memory of the dead, for fear that they may not have peace or be able to rest.

To me this is counter to everything Remembrance Sunday is all about, It's not about continuing the fight because a brother a friend or a colleague has died in battle. Wars should not happen to avenge a comrades death, surely Remembrance Sunday is both about remembering the fights of the past and the present but also remembering why we shouldn't repeat the mistakes of the past.

There's also interesting history around Field Marshall Haig's Wife, and the promotion of the poppy as a flower of remembrance. Rather Ironic as her husband was probably responsible due to stubbornness for more deaths in WW1 than any other person. 

I guess what i've learnt from all of this this, is when we spend those few minutes tomorrow remembering the Fallen, the Brave, the people who go off to fight now and in the past, I'd also like to think that maybe rather than doing so with anger, and wanting to avenge the fallen, we as a community also remember that War's very rarely solve problems, and rather than sending peoples son's, saughters, fathers, wives and mothers off to these far flung places.. Just maybe we could remember the past, and learn from it?
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not only does history get written by the victors, politicians are very good at rewriting history to their benefit. Lloyd George did a very good demolition job on Haig in his memoirs. For me, if you are looking to place blame for the slaughter of the Western Front, Vickers Maxim, Schneider who made arms for the French and Krupps for the Germans come top of my list. They made industrial armaments that killed on an industrial scale, that the generals had to use in war with pre-industrial horse drawn transport for the most part and pre-industrial logistics and communications. It was this mismatch that caused so many deaths. The pre-war arms race made the manufacturers very rich and the slaughter of the trenches inevitable. Once the politicians had bought the new weapons you couldn't expect the generals to keep their new toys in the toy box!
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same thing with #Flickr  looking for some more community on my Flickr ste so let me know if you're happy to follow and be followed?

http://www.photowalktheworld.com
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I'm looking form some #instagram  people to follow.. anyone out there? http://instagram.com/projectzme   #photowalktheworld  
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Setup my new HTPC the #lenovo  Q190
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Tech Geek, Full time Sysadmin, Amateur photographer and full time observer.
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    GCSE, 1983 - 1985
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