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TRENDnet 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch
TRENDnet 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch
Price: £11.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 Sep 2014
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Very small. Does the job


Le Weekend
Le Weekend
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars sometimes painful, account of a long-term relationship, 27 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Le Weekend (Amazon Instant Video)
A very honest, sometimes painful, account of a long-term relationship. Not exactly a bundle of laughs, but brilliantly acted (but aren't they in fact too old to play these parts?). Well scripted by Kureshi, with some humour. I loved the Godard references,


MSI Z77A-G43 Motherboard (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/Pentium/Celeron, Intel Z77, ATX, RAID, Gigabit LAN, Socket LGA1155)
MSI Z77A-G43 Motherboard (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/Pentium/Celeron, Intel Z77, ATX, RAID, Gigabit LAN, Socket LGA1155)
Offered by AVIDES
Price: £89.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Well laid out board, 11 May 2013
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Everything where it needs to be. Had no problem fitting it to my case, and plenty of connectivity for front panel.


72mm-77mm Step Up Filter Ring Setting Adapter
72mm-77mm Step Up Filter Ring Setting Adapter
Offered by A-21 World
Price: £3.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 16 Dec 2012
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A bit fiddly to attach, and harder to remove, but suitably slim design of coated aluminium. Hopefully it won't break under pressure.


Cantilever LCD Monitor TV Arm Bracket Wall Mount with Swivel and Tilt
Cantilever LCD Monitor TV Arm Bracket Wall Mount with Swivel and Tilt
Offered by Cable Mountain
Price: £13.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 16 May 2012
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Good value bracket - quite heavy and solidly made but allows tilt and swivel to your hearts content. A small amount o slack in the bearing means that it tends to tilt slightly, so ideally mount the bracket off-vertical to compensate.


Samsung Q330 13.3-inch Notebook (Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)
Samsung Q330 13.3-inch Notebook (Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ultra-portable, 16 Dec 2010
Having digested numerous reviews and specifications, my choices came down to this Samsung Q330 or the Toshiba R630. Having the chance to compare them in the flesh, the Tosh was definitely a lot lighter (disconcertingly so), and its screen was marginally better. But on most other fronts the Sammy came out tops, and since there was a price difference of £130 I opted for the Q330.

I've not been disappointed - upgrading from a Samsung netbook which has served me well. The other reviewer who suggested there were better notebooks out there for the price is just plain wrong - cramming a good laptop into a 13.3" format costs - comparable 15.6" laptop are cheap as chips. But I wanted portability, performance, battery life, and a DVD player. The Q330 delivers on this. Yes, the screen is annoyingly glossy, and speakers are hardly hifi, but on all other fronts its impressive - lovely keyboard, looks and feels well made, plenty of connectivity.
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Black and White Photography in the Digital Age: Creative Camera, Darkroom and Printing Techniques for the Modern Photographer
Black and White Photography in the Digital Age: Creative Camera, Darkroom and Printing Techniques for the Modern Photographer
by Tony Worobiec
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.83

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a lot of depth, 25 July 2007
Although this is a very attractively produced book, with good illustrative images, I was disappointed in the text, much of which seems rather vague and lacking precision. The book addresses monochrome printing from the perspective of a darkroom worker who now wants to move to digital, and learn the photoshop techniques to replicate traditional darkroom processes.

This may benefit someone just getting into digital, but for an experienced digital worker I feel this is a flawed approach which can lead to a rather narrow view of the possibilities. In addition, many of the techniques are described merely in principle with too much general language (e.g. ..using a large brush..) describing the how, and not enough discussion of why. Also the section on colour to mono conversion, which really should be the core of the book, is the least satisfying.


Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET (Developer)
Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET (Developer)
by Dino Esposito
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for the experienced developer, 18 Nov 2004
I write this mostly to counter the rather intolerant review from W.R.Theisinger. Surely, different books suit different audiences. Personally I got this book as an experienced Windows .net developer who needed to get to grips with ASP.Net, and understand how to design and build good quality applications. Part of this is understanding how everything works - no author will be able to give you examples to deal with every possible scenario, so you need to know some of the internals to make the right design decisions.
I've always enjoyed Mr Espositos writing and presentations, and I think if you are an experienced developer then you will find this book an excellent reference - but it's not a 'Getting Started' book.


In the Country of Last Things
In the Country of Last Things
by Paul Auster
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An existential saga for our times, 28 Sep 2001
This book offers a somewhat Beckettian journey into another place, where life's material choices are dramatically reversed from what we think of as 'civilised' society. The novel very deliberately paints a picture of incredible desolation, and yet, gradually we come to be involved in the life of characters who face the same kinds of decisions, traumas and (sometimes) joy that we all do.
The novel certainly works on many levels, with allusions to the works of both Auster himself and others (Anna Blume must surely be a reference to Joyce's Bloom in Ulysses?).
Although bleak, I found the final chapters completely exhilarating in their affirmation of life and hope persisting, despite all the vicissitudes that have or will be endured. This is a novel about the human condition - reading it in the aftermath of the NYC terror attack, it could not have been more pertinent.


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