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  1. If it is anything like last year then you have to wonder why money is being spent on it - I assume it is sometihng that costs money to buy, transport, install and dispose of Surely an ecological and financial waste that has had its day? I dont think the Sheffield Christmas tree is a centrepiece or anything so time to retire the idea of a giant single use tree and do something creative Dont have any great alternative ideas mind - except maybe using a Sheffield cliche and having a giant stainless steel tree outside the Town Hall and stick lights on it at Christmas - we could even have some sort of 21st Century lighting effects, maybe driven by that other great Sheffield invention Rapberry Pis? Could be proud of something like that
  2. Am always amazed how little respect some people have for remembrance. Grew up in a service town and my grandad was an RSM so we always had to I was in Sheffield station on 11 November last year, had to be on a train just after 11 and was stood in the main entrance with my family - had explained to my young kids that everyone would go silent at 11 and they must too. Nothing happened! Pretty much no one stopped, many carried on talking loudly ignoring shhhs and glares. No announcement from station mind, so that possibly didnt help I felt ashamed to be a part of this city
  3. I have had several "proper" external drives over the years - all mainstream brands, maybe I was unlucky but all failed despite careful handling and storage Now I use an external HDD case (Adata XPG in my case) and put a Western Digital backup drive in it
  4. personally wouldnt use MDF, fumes indoors, bit soft, stability cf ply etc Decent ply seems stable and robust - built my daughters out of all 9mm in a ribbed / boxed style construction (so it is light and mobile). For a fixed install would probably go 12mm ply deck, 6 or 9mm surround and planed softwood framing (probably all from Lavers) FWIW just got 3 big rolls of cork off ebay for the undertrack, arrived yesterday, so busy prepping for new layout this weekend
  5. Was born in a council house in the 1960s, my mum scrimped every penny she could to get me tutored for the 11 plus. Got me in to the best school in the area and I mixed with lots of entitled kids. First of my family to Uni, done three Masters degrees now - changed my life. Sheffield doesn't offer that for my kids as your education is decided by your postcode, though I am hoping some 6th form college choice will come a close second
  6. We had an old mill stone stolen from our front garden. It had been outside the front door for years, I remember the kids used to sit on it to put take their wellies on when they we little Then some (presumably fairly strong) vermin pinched it I do hope they needed it (or the money from selling it) for something important, rather than just being too lazy to work for a living like the rest of us
  7. My eldest is really hard working, currently doing pretty well for sciences, English etc and wants to do Psychology at A level - but her school doesn't do that subject Other schools nearby do offer the subject, but looking at the application form they only seem to care about your address care little for student determination, ability or aspiration - we are out of catchment so I assume we are out of luck? Any thoughts / experiences
  8. Need about 30m of mild rod to made some plant supports - anyone know where I can walk in and get some? Parker Steel list this for £3.75 + VAT for 6m length which is ideal, but they are down south. With steel suppliers can you just walk in off the street and buy some just like Lavers?
  9. so now I am pondering some different cloning software, Aomei seems well liked
  10. Thanks Happ - I think you must be right, I have gone back to Samsung website and dug around - badly designed site imo - but downloading their migration software now finshed download and the .exe certificate is from Clonix not Samsung - investigating further before I run that methinks
  11. Got a Samsung Evo 860 SSD drive to put in a decent but slightly slow laptop, currently it has a 2/3 year old WD HDD which is the bottle neck Installed Samsung Magician software to laptop, which reports "drive is not suported", it recognises drive as WD BPKX-60HPJT0 - and gives no clue as to what to do next, fwiw HDD is 750GB partitioned into 325GB C / drive and 325GB D / data, SSD is 500GB and I only need to clone C So I have no clue what to do now, got an expensive drive and £10 USB to SSD cable and need to figure this - suggestions please
  12. not a lot of replies, mayne I should ask a slightly different question I already have a login for Nintendo.co.uk and a different one for Nintendo.com using email address and a password - not sure when I got those, had them a while With the Switch Nintendo it is asking me to "create new Nintendo account" and offered the optopn of using "Nintendo Network ID" - how are these differnt to the logins I have, which dont seem to work for anything?
  13. I am making an assumption the NAS has to be plugged in to the router, can it be elsewhere, like attached to a wifi connected desktop?
  14. fwiw the Plusnet router is about 5 years old, we have experienced very poor streaming and added a Coredy wifi booster at the TV, which helped I have a home office with a tower desktop with multiple drives, and find being in a Skype/Hangouts while someone is streaming doesnt work so good - the call gets poor, which isnt ok for work. Everything is wireless as the cable/box that comes in to the house is in a really awkward location My business is helping with some of the cost and recommended a Draytek ADSL router so I can have different channels for different stuff. My tech abilities are "adequate" so plug and play is where I am at One idea I had was to put 2 x 4TB in the desktop and use that as RAID, not sure that would work for streaming video - one thought here was to rip DVDs to disk and store the physical discs in the garage to get rid of clutter
  15. currently we have a plusnet router/modem and a plug in booster by the TV - we used to just surf internet on the odd device but now stream TV and have multiple devices do all sorts I really need to get some network storage (Sylology NAS 218 maybe?) for photo archive but guess updating the router modem makes sense (to what?) - the plan is to be able to stream HD Netflix to TV and be on internet and have a film / photo archive protected by RAID. Not sure 4K is needed but maybe sensible to work at that speed (maybe?) thoughts?
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