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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 04, 2021, 18:37 »


In Germany it is even worse than you write.

Segregation is even part of our legislation and the monitoring and sanctioning is supervised by the executive.

This goes so far that people without a driver's license are not allowed to drive a car, people without a university degree are not allowed to study at university, people without a gun license are not allowed to own a gun, people without a hunting license are not allowed to hunt, people without an aprobation are not allowed to work as a doctor and since yesterday people without a vaccination or completed corona infection are not allowed to shop in certain stores. People have not even been allowed to shop without a mask for over a year.

I also don't know why such nonsense was set. One example: there are reliable official figures that people with driving license were even involved in accidents. So where is the difference with people without driving license? Why do we need it at all? Why are people without a driver's license not allowed to drive? Why this segregation?

Yes, it is bad here!

Sometimes is not about the regulations currently in use but about the ones that you used to have and followed and that huge majority supported so someone had to put an end on them. Writing stuff like that on shop windows again is one of those and not condemning that yet playing on "funny card" is a bit disgusting.

Forcing someone to inject something into his body and signing that its his own responsibility if something goes wrong to be able to buy his food in the store and obtaining a drivers license trough an exam are two very different things.     

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 04, 2021, 17:04 »


You are a conspiracy theorist. Like any conspiracy theorist you can Google up nonsense at a rate impossible to refute by anyone acting in good faith. You post an image from a conspiracy theory site with BS figures that are easily debunked, then when its pointed out move straight onto the next piece of nonsense.

You have reposted a study from the Lancet I have just tried to explain to you doesnt show at all what you think it does. I mean at ALL. It says even in households, where people are living on top of each other, SAR is 25% for vaccinated vs 38% for unvaccinated people, a 52% increase. Do you have any idea the impact that would have on speed of spread of a disease in an epidemic? No of course not, because its very easy to say I did my research now you do yours but research isnt just Googling up memes and machine-gunning them into a forum. It takes a set of skills these experts (no no so-called-experts but actual qualified people who have spent their lives studying this stuff) have and you very much do not. The authors of that paper conclude Vaccination reduces the risk of delta variant infection and accelerates viral clearance. 

Another example, what does this even mean?:

Its also a fact that it was claimed that vaccine absolutely protect from death when the vaccines first started, than 98% protection, 95%... and now not even a year later we are at +30% of vaccinated people deaths. That is statistically huge mistake that can not happen in science.

Is it a fact? what's the fact here. It's just word salad and throwing out numbers that mean absolutely nothing. Care to link to a reputable source untangling these figures, excess deaths correct for age etc. Actually dont bother.

You don't have to explain me a study results from which you are now cherry picking numbers and everyone with a brain can go and read it themself without the need of you explaining and fitting it into your believes.

The data from the meme were never debunked, it was just said they were not "officially"confirmed, like they were not officially proven wrong. And from same people that were removing and banning covid-passes as conspiracy theory few months ago. 

And you are a conspiracy theorist bs...grow up.

And who are you in the scientific world to pick who is a real scientist and who is a so called expert among them ?

It takes a set of skills these experts (no no so-called-experts but actual qualified people who have spent their lives studying this stuff) have and you very much do not.


What gives you credibility to call people like Luc Montagnier, a Nobel prize joint recipient for discovering HIV so called expert without skills ?

Who is a conspiracy theorist here?
 

 


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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 04, 2021, 16:40 »
...
. Protests against vaccination almost always end in riots and vandalism. Vaccinated people are extremely annoyed by this, but do not take to the streets, do not destroy anything, almost no threats.
. Doctors, virologists are threatened, hospitals secured.
...

I have to wonder what these same people had to say about the BLM protests when they were going on...

I supported them.

How do you stand on "my body my choice" this days ?

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 23:24 »
I personally am double vaccinated and will be getting my booster vaccination next Wednesday. Nevertheless, I personally would have no problems at all if all people had to be tested permanently. Even the vaccinated ones.

The virus is there. Nobody wants it. Everyone wants their normal life back. Me too! The sooner the better!

Personally, I'm fine, except for the economic impact of the pandemic, which I'm feeling. But I'm still fine because I don't have to be in an ICU every day, last Christmas and this Christmas, watching completely exhausted hospital staff watch people die miserably in massive pain and shortness of breath. And personally, the selfishness towards these people working beyond exhaustion gets to me. I am so fed up with this selfishness!

I am not saying that Corona would no longer exist if everyone was vaccinated. But I am saying that we would have a whole lot less problems!

If someone doesn't want to be vaccinated - for whatever reason - but then is quite consistently willing to put himself/herself in complete isolation and accept the resulting consequences - absolute social isolation - then that's okay with me.

But those who do not want to be vaccinated, but at the same time think that life should go on as normal, are selfish and absolutely antisocial idiots.


Absolutely agree on first part...responsability is the key

But if all the studies are proving that vaccinated and non vaccinated are spreading the virus almost equally (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00648-4/fulltext ) , but wants to put just one group on full isolation that is beyond selfishness.

The high level of vaccinated able to spread the virus is not even questionable any more and its been publicly stated even from authorities, now the next reason is that non vaccinated are prone to more serious state of illness and taking beds in hospitals. So lets isolate them.

Really, a healthy young non vaccinated individual is way more safe that an obese older person that had 2 shots + booster and that is a fact. And now that young healthy individual should stay home watching those selfish people in way more danger than him traveling and going to restaurants because he is in risk to take their hospital bed but they are waving with passes that dont work.

And he knows that 5 people in his age group died in whole country of which 4 have been severely imuno-compromised by some second condition.

And than someone who was stuffing himself with sugar, hamburgers and smoking half of the life dares to call him selfish because he represents a risk because he didn't get shoots which DO NOT stop the spreading of the virus not even significantly but almost at all.

Those people who are fearing the risks, but at the same time socializing and waving with their passes that would isolate young healthy individuals who are almost without risks are nothing but fascists. Not idiots...but selfish fascists and they are actually the ones who are supposed to be isolated while young and healthy develop a natural immunity which is already proven to be stronger that the one from vaccines and last longer ( https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.24.21262415v1 ) because reinfections are extremely rare almost without any risks even if they occur. And then introduce those vulnerable back into society and vaccinate them to boost their immunity. And there are more and more scientist backing this idea. But in this way nobody earns any money on half of the worlds population.



 

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 22:41 »

Actually, that exact thing happened. Omicron showed up in Australia and South Africa at the same time, in vaccinated people.

https://youtu.be/ZprSCfCh8J8

About 50 mnutes in.

This video in general is full of valid points that are just being ignored.

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 19:59 »
Here in Germany, there are now cases where doctors who vaccinate out of inner conviction are pelted with stones, have their cars vandalized, or even receive death threats.

That can't be true.

I don't go and throw stones at someone or destroy their car because they haven't been vaccinated.

What has happened to this society?

Where does this aggression come from?

Because of the "free" media, things have developed that I - especially as a German - had hoped would never happen again. I deeply hope that my current fears will never come true again!

Well first of all Im against any form of aggression, vandalism or force. Not standing right not standing left and minding my own business.

But since you are from Germany you clearly know there was also a guy there who wrote on his shop window that non vaccinated are not welcomed like he is stuck in 1941. Worst form of segregation and legally he wont feel no legal consequences. He got few bad google reviews and a broken window.

He should have been legally sanctioned same as the guy who threw the stones.

Also since you are from Germany you must have heard of Dr. Andreas Noack case.

If he is really dead and if scientist with different opinions should be in fear of being killed, we should really start thinking about the future because its not looking good.

 


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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 15:11 »

The first percentages in investigations into the protection were based on the Corona that was there at the time. It was also told that there would be mutations, which was an uncertain factor.

This is not true, mutations are natural result of copy errors in virus replication and they were absolutely certain to happen when virus is present in so many hosts for that amount of time.
 

You didn't understand, read well. I wrote that anyway. It was certain that there would be mutations. But one couldn't predict what they would be like. Very contagious, with fewer side effects, very contagious, with more side effects, ....... That made predictions difficult.

Sorry, my fault. Read that wrong.

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 14:54 »


Actually, that exact thing happened. Omicron showed up in Australia and South Africa at the same time, in vaccinated people.

That is actually not true...

Omicron was discovered in South Africa on 24 November 2021 and a school student from Sydney, was the first confirmed Omicron infection of a person who had not travelled overseas way later.
The previous cases have all been people which traveled overseas.


https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-records-first-omicron-community-case-authorities-hold-nerve-now-2021-12-03/

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 14:44 »

The first percentages in investigations into the protection were based on the Corona that was there at the time. It was also told that there would be mutations, which was an uncertain factor.

This is not true, mutations are natural result of copy errors in virus replication and they were absolutely certain to happen when virus is present in so many hosts for that amount of time.

And we are not even mentioning virus mutations in people exposed to x-rays, chemo, or any general drugs...so mutations that fall outside of the category of genetic mutations.

Herd immunity by vaccination was another thing we were told we are after which ended as total bs theory thatis never going to happen according to most immunologist now.

They also said they didn't expect that people are ineffective in the incubation phase so that is the reason why many experts were not recommending masks to healthy "or asymptomatic" people at first. That is also a bit strange not to expect something that most respiratory viral infections tend to have that phase.   


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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 14:00 »
.....
Also they were openly calling trough media for all people who visited Africa to come and take the test which wouldn't been necessary if they had to do the test with non vaccinated at the first place.

Same goes for the first omicron positive US case...vaccinated person. ,,,,

Europe & US already required a negative test - one of the major problems w covid is the incubation period is so long. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during this illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then.


one reason omicron is appearing in the vax'd is that it's much easier for them to travel, esp'ly in Europe.  in the US "most" cases are of the vax'd but symptoms have been milder than in the unvaxed



Doesn't matter, they can still spread it to the one with great risk.

Its also a fact that it was claimed that vaccine absolutely protect from death when the vaccines first started, than 98% protection, 95%... and now not even a year later we are at +30% of vaccinated people deaths. That is statistically huge mistake that can not happen in science.


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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 13:54 »
Never mind, it's from "https://healthimpactnews.com/"

If you are taking that kind of thing seriously there's not a lot of point reasoning with you.

High light "In a nutshell, there is no Omicron because there is no SARS-CoV-2. The pandemic virus doesnt exist."

Missing context. Reports of suspected adverse reactions to the Eudravigilance database are not confirmed reactions.

And this statement confirms its false information. On the other hand the info has not been confirmed false. Who is responsible that autopsy results are still not finished for people that died more than 10 months ago and why the vaccinations are not being stopped until its proven right or wrong.

Also the vaccines used in some countries are openly banned in some others. So the opinions of relevant people are clearly divided.   

Now you are putting the words in my mouths. I said everyone has to be tested and vaccines should provide no privileges. There is no doubt virus exist but there is also no doubts that the truth is being manipulated.

The person that knows exact percentage of doctors, nurses, teachers that have been vaccinated and listing those numbers with confidence blatantly avoids to answer how many people have been vaccinated in her own house which would btw be an example for people to follow.

Fact check this:

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






 

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 12:36 »

Interesting. Thank you.

In the study, the researchers looked in the United Kingdom. That country is mainly vaccinated with AstraZenica. In the Netherlands and many other countries in Europe, Pfizer is the most commonly used vaccine.

The mutations make predictions more difficult. As I wrote before, children are now also more contagious. This research will also have contributed to the speeding up of the third booster shot.

Whats been said and what studies show is a bit different thing. I agree with that. But I meant: What virologists and doctors say and that's based on research. Just like the percentages of vaccinated and unvaccinated in Dutch hospitals. That is being investigated and passed on and not invented by the journalists.

Sure, but when you see this data at European Medicines Agency site which is also being investigated one would think that it should be also taken in consideration and passed on but it isn't.


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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 12:18 »
...and has absolutely no scientific weight. Everyone should be tested cause bouth groups have same viral load and represent same danger.

And Im not assuming nothing...here are the results:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00648-4/fulltext


Well no, they have a similar peak viral load but as that paper specifically concludes that "Vaccination reduces the risk of delta variant infection and accelerates viral clearance" but "fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts"

So really the conclusion is pretty much the opposite of what you are saying. The viral load may peak to a similar level, but for a shorter period of time. Meaning they can transmit to other household members in close proximity, but less of a risk to everyone else. Very far far from "absolutely no scientific weight".

The point is also getting vaccinated massively reduces severity of illness and chance of hospitalisation. A massive benefit to society overall. You dont want to contribute to that then fine, but why expect the rest of us to let you use up valuable medical resources (by admitting you to venues etc. where you can get infected)?

We identified similar SAR (25%) in household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases as in those exposed to unvaccinated index cases (23%).

Sure, with this numbers I would be perfectly safe dealing with for example non tested vaccinated nurse if I was imuno compromised patient.

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 12:10 »
Yep, it's the blocking of ICU beds that governments are trying to stop with covid passports, not to punish the stupid.

Interesting, you should explain CDC Employees how stupid they are and why when refusing to vaccinate themself.

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

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 03, 2021, 11:07 »
You make it sound like only those with passes are able to leave their houses! Is travelling from one end of a country to the other not classed as 'travel' in your book?

How can traveling from one end of a country to another spread a new virus mutation from Africa to European Union in short time ?  And those non vaccinated without passes can not even travel  between EU countries without tests and not to mention coming from a different continent.

Also its impossible for the virus to mutate same way in 2 different world regions but even if it was all the first cases in EU are from people that recently visited Africa. Most of them are officially reported  fully vaccinated and I could not find a single word of a non vaccinated case among them.
I'm prety prety prety sure that would have been mentioned if that was the case.

Also they were openly calling trough media for all people who visited Africa to come and take the test which wouldn't been necessary if they had to do the test with non vaccinated at the first place.

Same goes for the first omicron positive US case...vaccinated person.

Please explain what your book teaches us about this matter and how covid-passes helped here...

It has always been said that if you are vaccinated you can also become infected and pass on the virus, but to a lesser extent (even with the virus that has not yet mutated). Testing everyone every day keeping everything closed is safest. But of course not feasible.

Whats been said and what studies show is a bit different thing. The latest studies of household transmission showed almost no difference and proved that fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts.

In this case giving covid-passes only to vaccinated and restricting non vaccinated to anything is nothing but segregation and has absolutely no scientific weight. Everyone should be tested cause bouth groups have same viral load and represent same danger.

And Im not assuming nothing...here are the results:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00648-4/fulltext

 

 

 

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 02, 2021, 21:03 »
You make it sound like only those with passes are able to leave their houses! Is travelling from one end of a country to the other not classed as 'travel' in your book?

How can traveling from one end of a country to another spread a new virus mutation from Africa to European Union in short time ?  And those non vaccinated without passes can not even travel  between EU countries without tests and not to mention coming from a different continent.

Also its impossible for the virus to mutate same way in 2 different world regions but even if it was all the first cases in EU are from people that recently visited Africa. Most of them are officially reported  fully vaccinated and I could not find a single word of a non vaccinated case among them.
I'm prety prety prety sure that would have been mentioned if that was the case.

Also they were openly calling trough media for all people who visited Africa to come and take the test which wouldn't been necessary if they had to do the test with non vaccinated at the first place.

Same goes for the first omicron positive US case...vaccinated person.

Please explain what your book teaches us about this matter and how covid-passes helped here...

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Off Topic / Re: Covid spreading again - World Markets Crashing
« on: December 02, 2021, 19:48 »
Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.
Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday, following crisis talks with regional leaders.

They had great success with covid passes in EU. Non vaccinated are not able to travel at least without test so obviously those with passes are freely spreading the thing around or the tests don't work.

Also the first US omicron positive case was a fully vaccinated person.

And the numbers of vaccine related deaths stats are at least questionable when results are still not available for people that died over 10 months ago.     
   

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Site Related / Re: Where is Everybody?
« on: December 18, 2020, 03:41 »
First time I've looked here for months. I used to ba addicted to this forum. I think it just got too depressing. I miss the Lucky Oliver days :)

+ being 15 years younger plays a bit of a role too  ;D

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Searching for a keywording tool ?
« on: November 22, 2020, 13:50 »
I basically need a simple tool with option to create something like my own keywords tree and add keywords by checking them.

Pretty much same process like in Adobe Bridge. The problem with bridge is that it is dividing keywords by semicolon instead of comma and adding an unnecessary step in my workflow.

So one more time, nothing fancy, nothing best, I don't need keyword suggestions etc. Just an option to create my small keyword library and add keywords by checking them.

Does anyone know some tool like that, preferably free?

Thanks

I hate to ask, because I don't use bridge. Are there sites that don't read the keywords right? I think I have some files using commas and some copy and pasted words use semicolons, I haven't had any problems importing or editing when I upload.

Why is semicolon a problem?

There are sites like FAA that use Character Limit instead of keywords numbers. Most keywording tools leave a space between keywords. On 50 keywords you lose 50 spaces. That's like 7-8 potential keywords. The tool I use to remove spaces doesn't recognize semicolons.

For my workflow i find Bridge style keywording with custom created keyword library is a perfect option so im looking something that works like that. I remember I used such tool years ago but i forgot what was it. I know it wasn't online tool and you had to install it.

I know there are tools and scripts to convert semicolons to commas but its an extra step in the process.   

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General Stock Discussion / Searching for a keywording tool ?
« on: November 21, 2020, 19:23 »
I basically need a simple tool with option to create something like my own keywords tree and add keywords by checking them.

Pretty much same process like in Adobe Bridge. The problem with bridge is that it is dividing keywords by semicolon instead of comma and adding an unnecessary step in my workflow.

So one more time, nothing fancy, nothing best, I don't need keyword suggestions etc. Just an option to create my small keyword library and add keywords by checking them.

Does anyone know some tool like that, preferably free?

Thanks

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"Public Domain" is public domain.  Not "traditional public domain" or "Creative Commons". 

https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/public-domain/welcome/
The term public domain refers to creative materials that are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws. The public owns these works, not an individual author or artist. Anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission, but no one can ever own it.

"for example you can not sell them and claim you are the author which some would like to do for sure"

I mean, that's a separate issue.

Sure, but Public domain equivalent licenses exist just because some legal jurisdictions do not provide for authors to voluntarily place their work in the public domain and some of those licenses ( CC1.0) allow absolutely equal use as public domain, just it was obtained in different way so that it becomes legally possible. 

Those images are tagged as public domain by main internet archives.

Also if one is selling that on products like prints etc, he will be most probably obligated by user agreement on most of those platform to use "public domain" in tags or even in the description.

On most POD sites it says to tag CC license images as "public domain" not as creative commons or something else.

   

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It actually depends on the license itself , not all public domain photos have the same. Some require attribution and a link under the product etc.

Public domain is public domain.  If they have requirements for use, they aren't public domain.

No its not, CC license photos are generally marked as traditional public domain nowadays all over the internet.

What Im saying is that if you don't want to make your own research when you take those photos from sites like wikimedia etc you have to be extra careful under what license are they relised under.

Correct me if Im wrong but legally there is absolutely no difference between traditional public domain and CC1.0 except that CC allows images that would legally never be able to fall under traditional PD to be public domain.   

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It actually depends on the license itself , not all public domain photos have the same. Some require attribution and a link under the product etc.

I suggest that you read about creativecommons licenses here.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

In general you want CC1.0 licence that requires no attribution. 

2,3 and 4 do have terms of use from linking back, describing changes, making changes share alike terms and so on.

The images that require attribution/ links etc. aren't public domain. Someone holds the rights and is granting broad rights to usage to other people (depending on the CC license they choose to offer the image under).

If an image is public domain who would chose what CC license to release it under (rhetorical)?

You can use a public domain image however you like as no one holds the rights. You have to worry about 1. the agencies' terms; they choose what to allow and a lot don't allow any PD images in their collections 2. where you source the image from, a lot of websites are giving stolen content away under the guise of public domain 3. rules of different countries as to when something falls into the public domain.

Wrong, images that are public domain may require attribution depending on license and how they became public domain.

Non rhetorical, for example, NASA can give photos that they hold rights to public domain library. Not only them, you can do it also with your photos.

And no,  you cant use them as you wish, for example you can not sell them and claim you are the author which some would like to do for sure. 


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It actually depends on the license itself , not all public domain photos have the same. Some require attribution and a link under the product etc.

I suggest that you read about creativecommons licenses here.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

In general you want CC1.0 licence that requires no attribution. 

2,3 and 4 do have terms of use from linking back, describing changes, making changes share alike terms and so on.


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Off Topic / Re: Trump has the rona
« on: October 10, 2020, 21:13 »
But what does the world need right now? that's the question.
For sure, the rest of the world doesn't need an anti-science climate change denier.

not 'denier' - an ENTIRE party that not only denies climate change, but covid, evolution,...

You are talking about same people which offered whole world  clear proof Iraq is in possession of weapons of mass destruction that hasn't been found until today?

About a psychopath HRC laughing out on a lynch of a another leader being slaughtered on the streets without a trial that any thief is entailed by international law?

The world need few new little wars and invasions ASAP, and this current ass..le at least doesn't slaughter people around the word awarding himself Nobel peace award.   




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