Since my comment to one "Thomas Hawk" was censored by his staff lacky, I decided to reproduce it, as best I can remember it, here. For posterity,...

Corelogik says:
Thomas Hawk says:

I and many, many others don't find Flickr slow at all. It's the same speed as it's always been. Also, everyone on Flickr staff is a user, they all view flickr remotely. If it really was truly that much slower they too would notice. Expanding on that, many people who work for Yahoo also use Flickr outside of the team. If speed really was a crippling issue, these folks would also likely provide feedback internally to the group about this.

Internet 101: Larger images = larger file sizes = slower loading times

It's just the way the internet works. Accept it. After that, THEN comes affects associated with connection speed and computer capabilities.

It is an undeniable, undisputable fact that more, larger images, equal larger file sizes and slower loading.
{ This is the part that was removed by Mr. Hawk's staff lacky. Can't have us calling Mr. Hawk out and "insulting" him, now can we? goo.gl/Rha3M }

Personally, after having read your comments here and some of things others have written about you elsewhere, I find you to be a self-important, condescending, intolerable ass.

I would be inlcined to oppose anything you advocate, simply due to the fact that you advocate it.

Now on to the constructive stuff;

1.) Reduce UI element size to something more rational for non-touch systems.

2.) Decrease Photostream picture size by 20% and increase white space around each image accordingly.

3.) Stop the endless scroll. Cap it at 25 to 50 images and paginate from there.

4.) Give options to display images in different ways on different colored backgrounds in single picture view. Like having exif and other data on the right side of the image as per the old layout.

5.) Stop the ridiculous ken burns effect in slideshows. It crops the photo's so as not to display the whole thing and is a distraction. I want to see photo's in a slide show, not some nifty transition effect.

6.) White space, white space, white space. White space IS NOT the enemy, it is your friend. Having plenty of white space is considered simple, elegant, and clean. and is preferable to what we have now.