I used to use Opera a lot and fell in love with it, but recently I've been cheating on it with Chrome. I don't think I'm going back. The only thing I miss is creating custom searches (Example: typing in the URL field 'w apple pie' to search Wikipedia for apple pie.)
That particular case is stupid. The guy thinks he can become a good artist just by ripping off other people.
Art theft in general, I don't like. I've never had anyone steal my photography (I'm not that good), but I'm sure I would hate to see it happen.
I was about your age when I got into photography. The key is to just go out an take pictures of everything. Take pictures of the same thing multiples times, from different places, with different exposures, etc. Just changing little things. Your dad's point and shoot I can almost guarantee will...