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Battle Story: Waterloo 1815
Battle Story: Waterloo 1815
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK But Left Me Wanting More, 1 July 2014
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this series is good, but this one didn't get me engaged in the battle like some of the others. A bit dry. It all sounded like bad luck and Bonie's piles. But on the other hand isn't all life like that? Its worth the money on Kindle.


Crash: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid a Computer Disaster
Crash: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid a Computer Disaster
by Tony Collins
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book if you want your project to work, 1 July 2014
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This book is still essential reading for anyone interested in where all the money gets wasted in big IT projects. Governments are the best at wasting money this way but I am sure the private sector is happily shoveling cash down the toilet also.

What you learn from this book is this. Don't be over ambitious in project scope. Don't get 'lost in showbiz' and let pride conceal truth, and be very suspicious of proud people who wont listen. Presume nothing, there is no such thing as a stupid question. Suspect anyone who can not provide simple answers to simple questions. Be brave enough to speak out and promote those who are equally as brave. Suspect the worse when the project becomes more like a religion than a good idea. Take nothing said at face value, if it sounds like BS it is BS. Don't use consultants unless you have specific and limited things for them to do and NEVER rely on them to have sole responsibility to deliver the majority of the project. They have no interest in the future of your business. Decide what you want early and stick to it. Limit yourself to what the system can do, don't tailor the requirements excessively to your needs, change your working practices and not the system where at all possible, and have rigid change control. Hide nothing and be open and transparent about everything. Have clear lines of responsibility throughout the project and make sure management is consistent throughout the project. Accept some defeats and don't sack the manager too quickly. And above all else, DON'T INVOLVE LAWYERS. EVER. FOR ANYTHING.

Now if you find a project which has three or more of the above qualities, it is a dead duck. Kill it before it kills your business. You have been warned.


Damocles
Damocles
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 15 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Damocles (Kindle Edition)
It's great sometimes to just randomly pick a book and hope for the best. Often this can lead to disappointment, but not here. This was a great read from the first page. The book is obviously clever and thought provoking. It falls right into the genre and if you are a sifi fan it will probably fit like a glove. But for me there wa something more. I liked the fact that there were no great villains. That everyone appeared to b largely bummbling along and making the best of it. I would recommend to those for whom science fiction isn't their natural home.


Tai Chi Workout
Tai Chi Workout
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 27 Nov. 2013
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Not very good at all, I wanted to learn a few moves and use this as a reminder for my course but it was useless. Deleted.


The Lucky One (Live At Louisville Palace, USA/2002)
The Lucky One (Live At Louisville Palace, USA/2002)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best DVD Ever, 27 Nov. 2013
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Buy this DVD if you like country music and blue grass. In fact even better, buy this DVD if you don't. People should be strapped to a chair and forced to watch this DVD, it will end world conflict and solve all of our economic and cultural problems. No honest . It will.


Guns (Kindle Single)
Guns (Kindle Single)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it three times in one day, 27 Nov. 2013
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Sad informative critique of American gun laws, from a Horror writer we all know, and a gun owner who has realized America has a real and sustainable problem. I read this because i am interested in the subject and was on Holiday in America with hunting republicans. They couldn't understand why I was happy that I didn't know a single person who owned a gun (I'm from the UK). LA airport was attacked half way through my visit. Say no more.


40mm DW1 WIDE BAND PRO MC UV Filter Multi Coated for Fujifilm FinePix X10 & X-Pro1 (No extra adapter ring is required)
40mm DW1 WIDE BAND PRO MC UV Filter Multi Coated for Fujifilm FinePix X10 & X-Pro1 (No extra adapter ring is required)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent lens protection, 27 Nov. 2013
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This is exactly what I expected it to be. It protects the lens and is good quality. I would buy another from this manufacturer.


Quell Memento
Quell Memento
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard and good puzzler, 25 Sept. 2013
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Nice graphics music drives you bonkers, but very nice puzzle game. Harder than the previous versions and worth the money.


The Long Run (Kindle Single)
The Long Run (Kindle Single)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read, 25 Sept. 2013
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Got this because I am starting running. It was quite inspirational, in that I'm struggling to get 10k, and this guy seems to have jumped off a cliff first. It finished before I wanted it too.


The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology
The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining and mildly worrying, 25 Sept. 2013
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If you want to plummet the depths of human stupidity, this is the book for you. If you wonder why someone is so bonkers as to give all their money to a bunch of shysters then think they are a genius for doing it, then there are a few answers here. There is something in the human condition. If you want a definition of 'lost in showbiz', this is the book for you. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. This book encapsulates religion. What it is at its core. Put it on the book shelf next to The God Delusion and Under the Banner of Heaven. If you are a secular person like me, worried about all of the crackpots, this will half scare and half enrage you. Because its so obviously bonkers. The scary thing is that the Government wont do anything about it. Not surprising in America, where magic underpants rule. Thank goodness for sensible Germany, who learnt the lesson of radicalism the hard way. Buy it and support those who are working to stop exploitation of young people.


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