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Leisure Battery 12v-110Ah Numax XV31MF
Leisure Battery 12v-110Ah Numax XV31MF
Offered by PureDrive Batteries Ltd
Price: 79.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Seems what I expected, 20 Dec 2013
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Amazingly wrapped and delivered. I was surprised how long I had to charge it to get it to full charge. No paper work advice included.


Deluxe Stereo Indoor & Outdoor Wireless Speakers (with remote control) - Long Range (up to 100 metres)
Deluxe Stereo Indoor & Outdoor Wireless Speakers (with remote control) - Long Range (up to 100 metres)
Offered by Lucem Direct Ltd.
Price: 129.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but disappointing, 20 Dec 2013
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Only recommended if sound quality is not an issue. They do work pretty well though I always seem to be balancing the volume of each speaker as I'm not sure it remembers its settings every time you turn them off. The sound quality is a real let down however as it's very thin and tinny.


Upload Your Photo - Gift for You - Printable Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate
Upload Your Photo - Gift for You - Printable Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate
Price: 30.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, 2 Dec 2013
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This worked very well as a birthday gift from a group especially we could get it at the last minute.


Kingston 8GB Micro SD HC - Class 4
Kingston 8GB Micro SD HC - Class 4
Offered by FRElectronics
Price: 4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely as expected, 10 Jun 2013
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Absolutely as expected - it's as it says on the tin! Fiddly but that's what they are! Useful when needed!


The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything
The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything
by Olivier Lecarme
Edition: Paperback
Price: 30.29

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Gimp - Review, 16 April 2013
So you got tired of paying for Photoshop. You looked around and found that GIMP was used by many across the world to achieve the same sort of things. You were surprised perhaps that GIMP is not often talked about in the glossy books and articles about image processing and wondered whether therefore it was ever a serious contender. Then you downloaded it, installed it and tried it. Its unfamiliarity was a little disconcerting but you found a way round the absolute basics and then hit obstacles that required some new learning. You asked around and started to pick up advice from helpful forums and began to realise that the world of "free" software is welcoming and worthwhile. But maybe that advice was not as comprehensive as you'd hoped; it was coming piecemeal and somewhat unauthoratatively from different sources and you began to think that you needed a more formalised helping hand.

Well if that's the position you are in let me recommend this book because here's a labour of love that's been produced by two authors who have completed an immense task of cataloguing and detailing so much of what you need to know about using GIMP in its latest manifestation. It will take you through a sequence in its first section to properly "learn GIMP", provide you with a reference section which details all the menu items in the second section as well as providing an appendix which covers tricky areas like installation, tips, hints and resources.

So it's a book to keep close at hand while you are working with the software.

As an experienced user who has learned from many sources over the years almost on a need to know basis, it's fascinating to dip in just to move the skill set on a peg or two, and I will guarantee you will learn things that transform the way you work or in my case have been working for some time. For example, the section on basic image handling discusses working in different ways to suit the user's preferences. I like the full-screen mode but now I know that merely pressing the TAB key will turn on or off the display of toolbox and other menus - brilliant for properly appraising the results of changes made to images. The text throughout is uncluttered with overly technical terms and delightfully written in clear English. "The command Image: File > Save a Copy is similar to Image: File > Save as but it creates a copy without altering or changing the name of the current image." This is simple stuff explained simply and where necessary it is helpfully reinforced by full colour screen-shots or image examples.

The reference section performs that wonderfully detailed information that allows you to explore sometimes impenetrable territory, menu items, and there are so many, that do not appear interesting or sound useful. Well don't you believe it. Try almost any item and you'll come away again with something to try. Something as simple sounding as Image: View > New View, introduces you to the tantalising opportunities of having two views of the same image open at the same time, the full-screen version and then a magnified section so that you can try enhancement in any of its forms, see the result on all or just a section knowing that the routine being used is working on "both" images which are in practice the same image.

Whilst the book will never satisfy every user's whim about what's most important to them, it never closes the door to the great work being done by developers on certain areas not totally covered in the 650+ pages. It does not, for example, hold your hand through the rapidly developing G'MIC menu item; users make some dramatic images by utilising the over 200 filters available here, but only a few are only briefly mentioned. The authors acknowledge that each plug-in, like G'MIC would require whole dedicated sections adding to the already immense work making it understandable that they only endeavoured to cover the GIMP Animation Package which is an area that GIMP itself does not feature.

So a magnificent achievement to include such detailed content with such clarity making this a must have reference book for GIMP users whether new or experienced.


PANASONIC KX-TG1402EH Panasonic TG1402 DECT phone
PANASONIC KX-TG1402EH Panasonic TG1402 DECT phone
Offered by DST (UK) LTD Established 1999
Price: 27.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic KXTG1402 Digital cordless Phone - Twin, 14 May 2012
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Perfectly happy with this.
Little slow to dial from pre-sets but otherwise does everything it says it will.
Pretty crumby dial tones.


Sterling Silver Celtic Triskele Necklace
Sterling Silver Celtic Triskele Necklace

4.0 out of 5 stars Pendant, 20 Sep 2011
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Neat little celtic pendant on suitable silver chain. Quite small and delicate but as described. All as shown in the pictures.


Charlie Company: In Service with C Company 2nd Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1940-1944
Charlie Company: In Service with C Company 2nd Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1940-1944
by Peter Cochrane
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.79

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Company, 11 Jan 2011
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If you have a particular interest in this Company's progress in the Italian campaign in WW2 (I do, my father was the batman to the author) then this book is a must. It conveyed to me, as a person not that interested in military literature, a company who were led by a sensitive, effective leader and by a group who responded appropriately.
I was left with many questions to ask my father - alas, many years too late...


Mattel Scrabble Pocket Magnetic Game
Mattel Scrabble Pocket Magnetic Game

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor design, 21 Jan 2010
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Hopelessly constructed if you want to play in hot temperatures!
The glue holding the magnets, melts, and they fall off, it then is useless.
Back to the drawing board, Scrabble!
Shame because it could be useful on holidays.


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