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Firefly Jayne Fighting Elves Replica Mens T-Shirt | M
Firefly Jayne Fighting Elves Replica Mens T-Shirt | M
Offered by Toy Zany
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars They'll never take the sky from me, 10 Jun. 2015
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Perfect


White Shaker 3 Shelf Corner Wall Unit
White Shaker 3 Shelf Corner Wall Unit
Offered by SelectiveGoods
Price: £25.75

4.0 out of 5 stars A simple, practical shelving unit that works well in a bathroom., 10 Jun. 2015
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I bought this to add some much needed storage to a downstairs toilet. The unit was the right combination of space without being too imposing or bulky.
Assembly was pretty straightforward, following the time honoured principle of using dowling rods, screws and lock bolts, so if you've ever built something from IKEA, Next of MFI you'll be in your element. From start to finish it took a gentle 20 minutes to put together, whilst having a cup of tea, a biscuit and watching Columbo in the background.

The unit comes with rawlplugs designed for screwing directly into bricks. I would imagine most modern houses have some form of plasterboard, so the plugs they supply may not be entirely suitable. The instruction manual goes to great lengths to advise you use the correct fittings as they don't want you fitting it and then some weeks later, the thing falling off the wall.
The unit is some 4.5Kg bare, so you may need to raid your toolbox or pop to a DIY store to pick up some suitable rawlplugs.

One minor niggle, knocking off one star, is that the laminate coating is fairly cheap, such that as you tighten up the screws you'll be pulling away some of that around the screw hole. If you go slowly it doesn't spread too far and when you put the side panels down over it you shouldn't see where the laminate has lifted slightly.
Fortunately it's not likely to be taken apart and reassembled, so I guess I can live with the minor damage that does get hidden.

Overall very pleased with the unit.


CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro eSATA 6G and USB 3.0 Combo Card for Mac/PC
CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro eSATA 6G and USB 3.0 Combo Card for Mac/PC
Offered by CalDigitSales
Price: £138.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Speed boost for older Mac's., 31 Jan. 2015
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Fantastic upgrade to my Mac Pro 2012, giving it a few more years life by allowing USB 3 and eSATA device connection.
I understand the Pro edition supports USB 3 hubs - haven't tried it yet but plan on doing so.


Revell EasyKit Star Wars Millenium Falcon  Model Kit
Revell EasyKit Star Wars Millenium Falcon Model Kit
Price: £35.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to assemble, looks great., 31 Jan. 2015
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Reminded me of my childhood building models.
The Millennium Falcon was always a favourite star ship growing up, so couldn't resist purchasing this.
Pretty easy to assemble in an afternoon and looks great.

One thing to note, the instructions do suggest using some modelling glue for certain sections, so it might be worthwhile buying a small tube from your local modelling store/art shop before trying to assemble.


Joseph Joseph Large Index Advance Chopping Board Set, Silver
Joseph Joseph Large Index Advance Chopping Board Set, Silver
Price: £47.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Great boards that stay put, 31 Jan. 2015
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Great, sturdy chopping boards that stay put as you're working.
Not sure my wife is happy with the stainless steel case they're stored in as they always show the fingerprints but the chopping boards themselves are excellent.


Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014-the Concerts
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014-the Concerts
Price: £52.55

5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for Tangerine Dream fans, 31 Jan. 2015
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I managed to attend the Shepherd's Bush concert in 2014 having been a fan for many years but somehow never managing to see them live.
The acoustics at the venue were fine but there was some distortion in some of the deeper bass tunes.
I'm happy to say that the CD's here are taken from the recording deck, so whilst they are live they also sound excellent with none of that distortion you usually experience at some point in a concert.
There are some familiar tracks for most Tangerine Dream fans and a few reworkings of old classics.

The package is somewhat expensive but a fantastic reminder of the gig and sadly even more treasured now after the sudden passing of Edgar Froese.

If you're a Tangerine Dream fan this must be in your collection.


Knipex 8701250 Cobra Water Pump Pliers 46 mm Capacity
Knipex 8701250 Cobra Water Pump Pliers 46 mm Capacity
Price: £19.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong, sturdy and highly adjustable, 7 Aug. 2014
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I bought these to replace a cheap pair of water pump pliers I had from many years ago.
These have a much stronger feel to them, are much better for fine adjustments and once done you can leave them in the correct position rather than having to squeeze the handles to maintain the lock.

I look forward to many years of usage with these.


Going Down To Liverpool
Going Down To Liverpool
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The re-recorded version by Katrina and the Waves, 17 May 2014
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So some history - KATW recorded the original version of this song, which was later covered by the Bangles.
A few years later, they re-recorded their song but this time with Katrina Leskanich on lead vocals and the result is a superior version to both their original and IMHO the Bangles cover.

I still like the Bangles version but had to have this as well, so I can listen to whatever version suits my mood.
Great song with a little bit of a political message regarding Liverpool during the 1980's under a Conservative run Britain.


Going Down To Liverpool (Album Version)
Going Down To Liverpool (Album Version)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past, 17 May 2014
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Overheard this on BBC Radio 6 the other day and it immediately clicked.
It's a great tune with a slightly odd political message which is out of place considering the Bangles come from California. Did they tour Liverpool at some point as an up and coming group, see the troubled lives of Liverpool folk in the 1980's and decide to put pen to paper?

No. It's actually a cover version as the original was written by Kimberley Rew for his group Katrina and The Waves.
This is better than the original Katrina and the Waves version but oddly enough they (KATW) re-recorded a newer version in 1985, which in turn is better than the Bangles cover.

Anyhow both versions have their own selling points, so I bought both.
For bonus bizarre weirdness, you just have to watch the Bangles video to this, featuring Leonard Nimoy as their chauffeur, whilst being driven to a gig … yeah, that's right Leonard (Spock) Nimoy.


Silverhill Tools ATLBRT Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool
Silverhill Tools ATLBRT Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool
Offered by SortedBits
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly as it says on the tin, 17 May 2014
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Wanted to replace the hard disk in my Mac Mini 2010 for an SSD and to do this you need to remove the motherboard/logic board.
Rather than trying to find some metal and bodge it to fit, I decided to pay for something designed for the job and it sure did this excellently.
I'll probably never need it again but the cost wasn't terribly expensive and who knows, it'll end up in the toolbox and may find another use some time.


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