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  1. The whole of tonight’s ‘Front Row’ on BBC Radio 4 is dedicated to Sheffield arts. The first part is about the Crucible. It reaches its 50th anniversary this year. ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ is mentioned. Programme can be heard on the BBC Sounds app.
  2. We had a Doro Liberto for the same reason as you. Not being familiar with Android I didn’t find it straightforward. The user couldn’t get on with it and reverted back to the old clam shell Doro. IMHO you can’t go wrong with an iPhone. The screen can easily be configured to display just what is needed eg contacts, phone, messages and perhaps FaceTime. There are plenty of cheap, used iPhones to be had.
  3. A SSD is worth considering. If you buy one, before installing it, obtain your Windows license key from the current hard drive and write it down. If it’s not on the bottom of the case, you can find it as follows: Find Windows 10 Product Key on a New Computer Press Windows key + X. Click Command Prompt (Admin) At the command prompt, type: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey. This will reveal the product key. Volume License Product Key Activation. The Crucial SSD Compatibility tool. This will give you the information you need re acquiring and installing a new SSD. You will then need to download and install Windows 10 from Microsoft. It should activate with your license key. It’s also worth buying a caddy for your old hard drive so you can transfer stuff back onto the computer or just use it for storage. Caddies (or hard drive enclosures) are quite cheap and easy to set up.
  4. Janus - we bought some of these masks in a local garden centre and have found them comfortable. They are washable with an anti-microbial finish and have more than one layer. The layers are dense. The elastics have a small slider on them which allow the user to get a good fit. During the first lockdown we bought some dense cotton, pleated masks. They were double thickness and contained a pocket into which was placed pieces of kitchen roll/tissues. It was a bit of a faff but they were most effective. Unfortunately the company seems to have stopped making them. You need dense cotton material, double thickness. Importantly they need to be washed regularly in hot water, ideally after every use. Masks get damp over a short period of time so changing them for a clean one is a good idea. They should be handled by the loops and not soiled by taking them on and off. Store in a clean bag. I hope that you find some masks that are to your liking.
  5. Is iCloud Drive nearly full? If so, maybe that’s why it is crashing. When you delete something it remains on the server but I don’t know for how long. As the previous poster outlines, iCloud for Windows is a very useful piece of software. In W10 it can be found in the Store but as you use W7 you will have to download it from the web. It puts a folder with the photos icon on the computer. All your photos are in there and can be copied and pasted onto the hard drive, allowing you to save/back them up and delete the originals to free up space. As an alternative CopyTrans easily transfers photos from iPhone to W10 but requires physical connection via USB.
  6. The latter as long as you have Bluetooth on your PC. You will need to pair the Echo with the computer.
  7. Cutssie - hope you don’t mind me asking but why are you looking for an iPad to read books? e-readers are more comfortable to read, and cheaper. As you want to borrow ebooks from the library you would need something that reads epub format. There are several manufacturers on the market, Kobo being one. The Nook was also popular but AFAIK Barnes and Noble are now just a US based business. Having done a brief search, Libby can be used on Kobo e-readers but check yourself if interested. Kindles read .azw file extension which is the one that Amazon uses for their books. They cannot read epub books so would not be suitable for your purpose. The aforementioned Kindle app is for folk who want to purchase books from Amazon to read on an Android tablet, iPad or smartphone. If you read a lot an e-reader would be easier for your eyes as you don’t get the constant glare.
  8. The back story about this was featured on the Radio 4 programme ‘You and Yours’ on 22.10.21. It’s worth listening to, particularly at the end when the researcher explains exactly how it happened. She wasn’t hopeful that the man would get his house back. The house was unoccupied as the man had been living in Wales.
  9. There is no mention in that post of you personally intimidating or forcing your opinion on anyone. It’s understandable that you should highlight the plight of trans people as you see it, based on your own experience of being a gay man. You say that you haven’t followed the trans debate. In modern parlance it has become ‘toxic’, mostly at the behest of male to female transitioners. Trans people need dignity and peace of mind, just as natal women do.
  10. Well, like many other people you doubtless read the news that speaks to your condition and confirms your view point. Any death by suicide is regrettable. Clearly work needs to be done to prevent this and we all need to be sensitive to the struggles that trans people face. However, forcing your opinions on others, intimidating people and shutting down opposing views is not going to achieve anything. The level of intimidation on public figures who speak out is dreadful. JK Rowling is one. People are being dismissed from their jobs because they believe that we cannot change biological sex. If interested, look up Maya Forstater and more recently, Professor Kathleen Stock. Both of them hounded out of their jobs. Their crime? A belief in biological sex (now forbidden). It’s regrettable that someone of the stature of Professor Lord Winston has to preface his learned opinions with warnings about editing the programme and hate mail that he knew he would receive following the programme.
  11. MisterM - where was the Daily Mail mentioned? HumbleNarrator said that this was discussed on 'This Morning' programme. He is correct in that people are being 'shut down' when there are discussions about trans people (usually trans women). The mystery is why this lobby group has become so powerful in view of the fact that gender dysphoria affects such a tiny number of human beings. Most people will never encounters a trans person. Their ideology has pervaded society right to the top, even to the extent of police arresting folk for misgendering someone. In Scotland the word 'mother' has been axed from government policies - link. This particular piece of legislation was brought about by Stonewall who want documents to be gender neutral. More information about Stonewall on BBC podcast 'Nolan Investigates'. Some trans people are cognisant of the fact that whatever modifications are made to the body they remain essentially the sex they were born as ie not 'assigned', Miranda Yardley and Debbie Hayton being two - link.
  12. According to the news, the auction raised circa £500,000. We visited the city centre in August and thoroughly enjoyed finding the bears. Sheffield by the Sea was on and our youngster was delighted. A happy day to add to our memories. Thank you to all who were involved - the project has brought joy to so many people.
  13. Have you looked at Kimberworth? There are quite a few on Right Move that fit your budget.
  14. Have you spoken to her teacher about this? Has your daughter been referred for a special needs assessment? As she is struggling with her schoolwork it is possible that this is the reason why she is not making friends - they are perhaps ahead of her and don't have much in common. It can be demoralizing for a child when they cannot keep up with their peer group. If you haven't already done so, you might want to consider asking for a special educational needs assessment. Some government information here: Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Children often thrive when placed in a more appropriate educational facility.
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