Ok. So as you all know from that thread I posted a couple days ago that has since disappeared to the next page, I'm currently in Vail, CO. What follows is a...pretty long rant. Anyway, I brought my little Olympus digital camera that my parents gave me for my birthday last year along so I could take pictures and convince my friends to come here with me next spring. My mom brought her Sony digital camera with her, as well as a spare 128MB memory stick. Since my desktop in LA is a Sony, it has a memory stick slot, so I asked my mom if I could use the spare memory stick on her camera to take some pictures and videos and then transfer them directly to my PC when I get back to LA tomorrow, and then give the memory stick to my dad to bring back to Hong Kong for her. Mother says "yes," and I begin snapping away happily on the mountain because the weather is beautiful. So last night, my brother decided he would update his webpage with all the pictures that I had taken. No problem with that, they're really more like family photos anyway. Then I find later today that the memory stick has been wiped of everything except the ones my brother had not uploaded to his webpage, as well as the few that I had taken earlier today when I was on the slopes. Needless to say, I'm pretty ticked off at my bro for deleting the pictures that I had taken without my permission, let alone my mother's since it's her camera. Now I would gladly write it off as "oh, he didn't know, so it's ok," if I knew that was the case, but it's not. I know that he had heard me talking to my mother about my plan. Why? Because I asked my mother if I could use her camera on Monday before we all went up, and my brother was around. Ok, so maybe he didn't hear me because he was busy lacing up his boots or zipping up his jacket or whatever. Fine. But then just a few minutes later when we're on the chairlift, I notice that the memory stick is actually full of photos my mother had taken a few months ago at family gatherings in Hong Kong. I ask her if it's ok to delete them all, and my brother and I take turns figuring out how to delete them all at the same time, instead of doing it individually, 192 times. I finally figure it out, and again thank my mother for letting me use her spare memory stick so I can upload it straight to my computer, and then I tell her again that I'll give the memory stick to my dad when I'm done. Now I know my brother heard me that time, because he was sitting right next to me and was paying attention to the little family conversation. Fast forward to this evening in the rental car on our way to a family friend's house for dinner, and my mom wants to see the pictures my dad and I had taken earlier in the day, since we were the only two in the family that went skiing today. She then asks, "what happened to all the other pictures and videos?" My brother says, "Oh, I deleted them." My mother and I proceed to remind my brother about the conversations we'd had in his presence about my plan to take said memory stick with me to LA. He claims that it never happened. Then, I tell my mom that she'll just have to email all the old pictures to me since they were uploaded onto her computer and not mine, mostly because I don't have the camera software on my laptop, and I mention in passing that, "It would've been much easier if all the pictures were still on the memory stick, though, because then I could just upload them all straight onto my computer and it would be much faster." To that remark, my brother replies with a very quick and sharp, "Will you shut up, Adley?!" Now really...who can say that I was in the wrong here? More than one family member clearly remembers us discussing my plan while my brother is present and conscious of the conversation. Before his harsh comment, I wasn't angy at him, only slightly annoyed because I would have to download all of the crummy resized pictures off of his website, or have my mother email all of the ridiculously large (5.0 megapixels) files to me individually because of bandwidth problems back home in Hong Kong. That was at least 25 photographs and 5 video clips. So yes, I'm just venting, but I would also like to know: To all of you TBers with older siblings, particularly older brothers, do you get this kind of crap treatment from them simply because they're older than you? Or even to those TBers who are the older sibling, do you ever treat your younger siblings in such a way simply because you're older, despite evidence clearly being against you?