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Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques
Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques
Price: £6.66

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't but recommend this book, 29 Aug. 2014
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Well, as a Cesar Millan's fan, I can't but recommend this book. Cesar's tips work. I have always used them with my dogs and the results are astonishing ... these tips not only help you having a more balanced dog, but will give you the added benefit of creating a relation with your dog based on trust, respect (for each other), obedience (of the rules set to protect your dog's life) and healthy friendship. The important thing to note about "Cesar' way" is that, contrary to his opponents, he always maintains that "what works for your dog is good for your dog", and has never diminished other dog behaviourists / trainers. This alone shows his superiority, in my opinion. His methods do work, but you will never hear him say that his methods are the only one that work ...
Cesar is great, both from the dog behaviourist point of view and the human one.
It is true that if you have already read other books from him a lot of the concepts are repeated. But I find that, obvious as these concepts seem, they are difficult to put in practice "24/7", so it is helpful to "refresh them" and seldom people read a book a second time! For example, I have watchedat the "dog Whisperer" episodes many times. Each time I notice something different: the dog attitude, Cesar's "energy", how the dog's enery changes, how Cesar can detect a dog's change in behaviour, avoiding an attack on another dog. Behind a simple "Tschh" there is a lot of work, observation. Timing is critical. Learning how to do these corrections in the right way is the key to understanding Cesar's way and to see his tips work.


Foscam FI8910W Wireless CCTV IP Camera with IR-Cut/Pan/Tilt and Night Vision - White (Pack of 2)
Foscam FI8910W Wireless CCTV IP Camera with IR-Cut/Pan/Tilt and Night Vision - White (Pack of 2)
Price: £99.48

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unreliable, bad quality, 6 Nov. 2013
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Bought two of these as I have to watch over my new dog when I am away. The cameras (both of them, indicating to me that this is not just bad luck, but a consequence of some design fault, either hardware, firware or software or most likely all of them) are unreliable at best. The power plug is so flimsy and of such a bad quality that if you sneeze nearby it will fall off. The cameras frequently reset and you can get communication back after a couple of minutes. So forget it if you want to use these as security cameras or to record movement, intruders etc. But even worse, I have had one stop responding, leaving me without that "peace of mind" of seeing that my new dog is not strangling himself, or doing other silly things. I am going to see if I can return the caeras and Foscam is going to be crossed so heavily from my book that not even the most modern forensic tools will be able to read the name!


HP ProLiant N40L 1P 2GB-U Emb SATA NHP 250GB LFF 150W PS MicroServer
HP ProLiant N40L 1P 2GB-U Emb SATA NHP 250GB LFF 150W PS MicroServer

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works, easy to install, nice toy very high spec for the price, 16 April 2013
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Excellent product. Never mind the criticisms about the cash back. The price is very, very good.
I purchased this box to replace a Maxtor Shared storage II that died after 5 years of very good service. Could not repair it, despite running Linux and S/W raid ... bad move maxtor, never again a ready made NAS+RAID storage. So I purchased this one. Installed Slackware (actually, Puppy Linux 5.2). Very easy. All worked first time. All devices recognised and configured.
Installation requirements (for the solution I implemented):
1. puppy live install image on a USB flash stick (made using, for eample, a laptop)
2. VGA monitor
3. USB keyboard and mouse
4. 3 HDDs (total 4 disks bay: 1 250 GB came with the box, I bought 3 500GB, 1 for the backup and 2 for the RAID1)

Installation
Follow the Linux instruction for the installation of the OS.
When all is installed and configured (couple of hours), make sure you have mdadm and samba packages installed.
The configuration of samba is fairly easy (plenty of online documentation).
The RAID1 is also fairly easy to configure, but careful that after reboot your RAID may not be "assembled" automatically (I have not found out why or in what cases). Just add some "mdadm --assemble /dev/md1" command to some initialisation script, before starting samba.
In about a day this whole installation can easily be done and you will be happy you built your own high spec NAS+RAIS+backup solution.


Telemann: Tafelmusik
Telemann: Tafelmusik
Price: £12.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Telemann Tafelmusik, 13 Mar. 2013
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Wonderful. The execution is flawless. The price is a bargain (not even 3£/CD, I have downloaded the mp3 version). If you donot know these compositions by Telemann and love baroque music, this will give you many hours of very happy listening.


Hi-Visibility LED Dog Collar / Pet Safety Light, Perfect For walking Your Pet In the Dark.
Hi-Visibility LED Dog Collar / Pet Safety Light, Perfect For walking Your Pet In the Dark.
Offered by Etrade247 Ltd
Price: £1.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars bogous design. Either drops off, or turns on randomly...., 2 Oct. 2012
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Careful with this item. The LEDs are turned on by screwing the battery container together until it lights. To turn them off, you are supposed to unscrew it until they turn off. So, next time your dog runs around with it unscrewed it will carrry on unscreweing and will eventually fall off. Aha, you may think. remove it from the collar when not in use ... Ok, not really convenient, but can do. So you unscrew it to switch the LEDs off, you put it in your pocket and ... it turns on automatically in the pocket, so next time you want to use it the batteries are flat. VERY bogous design. I will certinly not buy it again.


Fausto Farroni: Stabat Mater
Fausto Farroni: Stabat Mater
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A fine modern classical composer, finally, 10 July 2012
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I am always sceptic listening to "modern" classical composers. Normally, their attempt to escape from the "classical" musical forms, together with their eagerness to show us how technically good they are produces a music that may be very interesting to a professional musician, but very ugly to the ear. Fausto Farroni is a very welcome exception. I have not listened to other compositions from him, but his Stabat Mater is beautiful. Finally a "modern" classical composer who composes in the canons of the classical music. Not only careful about the form and technique, but also pleasant to listen. And why not? After all we listen to music because we want to enjoy the listening and this Stabat Mater (for those who like this genre) is very beautiful. If, like me, you are one of those who think classical music died with Mahler (maybe Sibelius) and can not stand the likes of Schoenberg, Berg, Bartok, Stravinsky, then I'd strongly recommend you buy this CD.


digital indoor - outdoor thermometer with alert function
digital indoor - outdoor thermometer with alert function
Offered by ETI Ltd
Price: £15.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Enough Accurate, 6 Dec. 2011
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The typical test of these "indoor/outdoor" thermometers is to let them for a while in the same environment (in or out) and see whether they show the same temperature. I am pleased to say that this thermometer shows "only" 0.3 degC difference. Given that the level of accuracy for these type of devices is about +/- 1 degC, 0.3 is a very good result.
The outside lead is 2 meters long, good enough to place the sensor far from the door (and the house heat).
For little more than 15 pounds, this is a very good investment. I have seen reviews showing much worse performance from devices more expensive.
Having just received and installed it, I do not yet know the other 2 important parameters: battery life and life time before it stops working. I will update this review, should the result be disappointiung, otherwise assume these are also a PASS.


Clipper Organic Instant Freeze Dried Coffee 500 g
Clipper Organic Instant Freeze Dried Coffee 500 g

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best granulated coffe, 5 Nov. 2011
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Clipper Freeze Dried Coffe is without doubt the best instant coffee. A full flavour, it dissolves instantly in milk / water even at low temperature (try doing that with other brands). My preferred "coffee" is the espresso. Then comes Clipper Organic instant. EVen my wife (who did not like instant) like it very much and sometimes asks for it instead of a real "brewed" one.


Style Brisé - Gaultier & The French Lute School
Style Brisé - Gaultier & The French Lute School
Price: £7.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful performance!, 5 Nov. 2011
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Toyohiko Satoh is such a good performer! Scarlatti's Sonata has become one of my favourite. If you like the lute, you really should not miss thois CD!


4 Zone Central Heating Programmer - Heatmiser TM4-TS
4 Zone Central Heating Programmer - Heatmiser TM4-TS
Offered by Energy Efficient Systems
Price: £65.19

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says reliably and effectively!, 5 Nov. 2011
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I have used this device now for about a year. I have used it for the last Christmas holidays. Coming back home the 2nd of January evening and finding the house warm knowing that the heating had only been on with its default program since the morning was really good!! No more freezing waiting for the house to warm up. And no worry about freezing pipes: you can program it to turn on in case of very low temperature (programmable). The touch screen makes it a child game to change any setting. If one evening you want it warmer, just push the up arrow below the "roome temperature". You can program it with a per day (monday to friday) setting, or a setting for the week-end and one for the "working days". Each day has 4 bands (wake - away - back - night), whose hours are programmable and for each you can set a minimum temperature. There are several other settings (like how higher than the set limit the temperature must go before the heating goes off, or how lower than the minimum before switching on, to avoid keeping turning the heating off and on continuously in case the temperature was fluctuating just around the set minimum). And this device does it all very reliably and effectively. As a last plus, I had to call the customer service for help installing it and the support was great. I had all the information I needed and the installation was very easy. (Note: make sure you know what heater you have as not all models work with all programmers)


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