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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: El. Venizelos fire on: August 29, 2018, 08:45:06 pm
Thanks for sharing this shot Nick! I hope that she can be repaired so we can see some more of this beautiful vessel.

Kind regards
Cedric
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / El. Venizelos fire on: August 29, 2018, 05:24:34 am
Hi all,

Several media outlets are reporting that a fire broke out onboard Anek Lines’ El. Venizelos which was on her way from Piraeus to Chaina on Crete. The vessel has turned around to Piraeus and several other ferries were assisting (Blue Horizon, Blue Star 1 and Mykonos Palace). The fire apparently started on her vehicle deck.

No injuries or casualties have been reported so far so at least that is good news.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-ferry-fire/greek-passenger-ferry-docks-at-piraeus-after-fire-no-injuries-reported-idUSKCN1LE01Y

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Cedric
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: When will this site be SECURE? on: August 17, 2018, 08:11:54 pm
It was my understanding the site is now safe.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: July 19, 2018, 08:37:11 am
My iPad also says this site is not secure and the apple security is NOT the same as Microsoft or malware bytes.

The only reason the iPad says that when you log in is because this website does not use HTTPS and thus communication between your iPad and the shipspotting.com server is not encrypted. This has nothing to do with an actual security problem, the browser is just pointing out to you that the website doesn't use HTTPS (a number of browsers are doing this now).
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Would you give up your hobby for a woman ? on: July 11, 2018, 07:35:44 am
My misses has no problems with shipping as a hobby. That said I did move a 45 min drive away from the coast for work so most of my "shipping time" is spent here as a photo admin on this website.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Ken Smith, President Emeritus on: July 05, 2018, 08:31:35 am
Very sad news, my condolences to his family.
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Ken Smith, President Emeritus on: June 30, 2018, 07:49:15 am
I too would like to wish Ken a speedy recovery and hope he gets well soon!

Kind regards
Cedric
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Cees Bustraan on: June 21, 2018, 08:19:45 am
My condolences to his family, his pictures were always excellent.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 06, 2018, 07:00:09 am
I had no issues here logging in a few minutes ago (Chrome on macOS).
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Coinhive threat warning on: October 20, 2017, 07:24:20 pm
Marine Traffic, Vessel tracker, FleetMon, etc., offer some sense/form of security with the ubiquitous padlock symbol displayed when visiting their sites.

That padlock symbol is doesn't mean that much anymore and can't guarantee safety on its own. It just means traffic to and from the server is encrypted so anyone snooping in on network traffic is can't intercept the data being sent. An https site could have the same problem if its servers were also affected.
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Coinhive threat warning on: October 19, 2017, 08:58:59 am
Sorry, but I am no computer nerd and don't really understand all this Coinhive stuff. I have always used Windows 10 and Chrome with an AdBlocker and have never noticed anything unusual when uploading photos. Would I be best to refrain from posting pics until this thing is sorted out?

Hi Bob, you'd probably notice if this stuff was running. It uses all the available CPU power so your computer would bog down a bit or the fans would come on. It should be fine if you have Coinhive blocked in AdBlock or if you use a Chrome extension which blocks Coinhive as recommended by Cody. So normally no problems if you haven't already noticed it.

Kind regards
Cedric
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Coinhive threat warning on: October 11, 2017, 08:08:58 am
Thanks for the update Cody and David. I hope the issue gets resolved soon, CPU usage is so high that I can hardly scroll through pages after a while.

Kind regards
Cedric
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Coinhive threat warning on: October 10, 2017, 08:23:52 pm
I did notice very high CPU usage on this page, despite not seeing the ads with an adblocker.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Problem posting pictures. on: July 11, 2017, 09:27:01 pm
Hi,

I also use a Mac and I have a Nikon D3300 which goes above the max. file size and resolution for this website.
To resize them, I use the standard Photos app which Apple supplies with each Mac.
With the export function - which you can find under "File" in the menu bar - you can export a resized version of your picture.
When exporting you can also select the size (= resolution) of the exported picture from a number of presets or a custom resolution of your choice.
Additionally you can also choose the JPEG quality to limit file size.

I hope this is useful for you.

Kind regards
Cedric
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Veterans gather for Dunkirk on: August 06, 2016, 03:32:37 pm
A first, short teaser for the movie has been posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM9BWtppzko

Kind regards
Cedric
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