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Small Business Ideas: 400 Latest and Greatest Small Business Ideas
Small Business Ideas: 400 Latest and Greatest Small Business Ideas
by Terry Kyle
Edition: Paperback

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty naff, 6 Sep 2009
Most of the ideas in this book are pretty naff, or require major engineering and construction (indoor skydiving?!?!), or have been done in ways you'll never be able to and shouldn't bother trying (cheeseburger-in-a-can, for goodness sake)

Oh and most of the reviews here are fake, in case you hadn't noticed.


Dyson DC22 Allergy Dyson Baby Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers
Dyson DC22 Allergy Dyson Baby Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cleaning, 9 Sep 2008
My DC22 is one of the best purchases I've made all year. It's very effective, not too noisy (contrary to other reviews here) and stows away very neatly.

The dust container really doesn't hold much, and needs emptying at least once per house-clean, but the build quality is excellent and emptying is mess-free.

I bought a turbine head separately, but in truth the flat head supplied is fine for most carpets.


Programming C#: Building .NET Applications with C#
Programming C#: Building .NET Applications with C#
by Jesse Liberty
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars More of a 'Learning' title, not the usual O'Reilly quality, 23 Oct 2007
This book shares much of its content with 'Learning C#' by the same author (whole paragraphs are lifted) and it really is another introductory text, pitched to an only slightly more advanced audience than its counterpart. Be prepared for over-long examples, patronising "this is what programmers call a...", tedious explanations of the simplest things, with important and useful info crowded-out by stuff you already know if you've not been buried under a rock for the last 10 years.

This is meant to be a *Programming* title, Jesse.

But there is hope, in the shape of O'Reilly's 'C# in a Nutshell', which is the no-nonsense handbook some of us were hoping for and a really excellent guide to the language. Check it out first if you've some OO experience already.


Back to Mine - Faithless
Back to Mine - Faithless
Price: 8.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare thing of beauty, 1 Jun 2004
This album remains for me the finest example of the Back To Mine series, an honour possibly shared only by its Groove Armada sibling. Not just fifteen great songs, as diverse as they are beautiful, but a genuine care and gracefullness applied to their ordering, mixing and tinkering. Once Dido's 'My Life' fades effortlessly into Sub Sub's 'Past', you're hooked and there's no escape for the next hour.
Why Pauline Taylor's Solo Flyin' Mystery Man and Aaron Neville's Hercules aren't available anywhere else is just a mystery.
Buy it for yourself, then buy it for your friends. They'll love you for it.


Incunabula
Incunabula

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some great textures, but that's not always enough, 18 July 2001
This review is from: Incunabula (Audio CD)
I bought Incunabula as a fan of Warp's AI series and having particularly enjoyed much of Black Dog's output. Incunabula shows a fair amount of originality, but frankly it is only on a few tracks that they manage to make this gel into something beautiful and coherent. In particular the album is let down by careless and repetetive use of cheesy drum loops (see "Bike" for perhaps the worst of this) and a lack of momentum.
Buy the album - it's good despite my gripes - but also buy Spanners and compare.


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