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PCIE PCI Express 16x to 16x Powered Riser for Bitcoin Litecoin Mining
PCIE PCI Express 16x to 16x Powered Riser for Bitcoin Litecoin Mining

5.0 out of 5 stars Fine, 26 Mar. 2015
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Good quality product, does just what you need and has capacitors so it won't break your kit.


Alsapan 90185 Loly Bar Stool with Adjustable Height 31 x 31 x 65 cm Beech
Alsapan 90185 Loly Bar Stool with Adjustable Height 31 x 31 x 65 cm Beech

5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong with it!, 26 Mar. 2015
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Works very well, good build quality. Height adjustment is very useful. In short, does the job just as you'd expect from the pictures. In contrast to the first review, I actually found that it was fine and very much fit for purpose as long as I didn't stand and / or try to dance on it. If you want a height adjustable, no frills stool, this is perfect.


Glass
Glass
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny, unexpectedly wise, 23 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Glass (Kindle Edition)
This is one of the most enjoyable novels I've read in a long time. As other reviewers have said, Gunter really is the star of the show and is possibly the most likeable character I've come across in a novel, but that does not change the fact that all the characters are fascinating and easy to identify with (except perhaps Gunter's boss!). However, what made this stand out for me was the contrast between the gentle humour that comes across on every page and the frequent moments of sharp insight that would pass you by if you weren't paying attention. It's a narrative that leaves you with a residue of unquantifiable, subjective wisdom about growing up, about people, and about the complexities of the world as it is today. It can be quite easy to miss sometimes, given how difficult it is not to get swept along with Gunther's charm, but there is a real depth of insight lurking just behind the story. I don't think this means the book is "trying" to be clever; it just is. That's why I enjoyed reading this book so much and would recommend it to anyone. It's a very competent comedy, but it's also much, much more.

I really hope Christofi writes many more like it.


Life's Too Short to Cry: The Compelling Story of a Battle of Britain Ace
Life's Too Short to Cry: The Compelling Story of a Battle of Britain Ace
Price: £6.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Really, really good, 31 Dec. 2014
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I wasn't expecting it at all, but this book is one of the most entertaining I've read in a long time. The author writes with a fascinating honesty and in a way that makes it incredibly easy to read. Some of the stories he has are hilarious, others shocking but all of them are memorable to the point where I have found myself relaying them to others. He comes from a very privileged background, hence I suppose some of the inversely snobbish reviews on this site, but he has no ingrained arrogance from it and seems to have rebelled against it to a degree. What really shines is his keen sense of fun and lust for life. Don't listen to the trolls, this really is a phenomenal book.


Sony MDR-ZX610AP Noise Isolating Headphones with Smartphone Control, Mic, Cord - Red
Sony MDR-ZX610AP Noise Isolating Headphones with Smartphone Control, Mic, Cord - Red
Price: £36.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound, 28 Nov. 2014
These are awesome, very clear sound, crisp treble and solid bass but not too much that you can't hear the rest of the song. Outperformed headphones double or triple the price that I have tried, massively impressed. Build quality seems perfectly good too. For the price, well worth it.


Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book - buy now, 19 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Cryptonomicon (Paperback)
I managed to find this book in a small hut on the side of a mountain, and for want of something big to read (which it really is), I kept it. Couldn't have found a better book. It is quirky, very funny, hugely engrossing and also factual in a way that never bores. The characters are likeable, there are some epic quotes in there, and although it could be a few pages shorter without much loss of plot, the extra ramblings are amusing and thought-provoking in equal measure. An intelligent and entertaining read. I'll read it again when I find the time!


Lonely Planet Sicily: Chapter from Italy Travel Guide
Lonely Planet Sicily: Chapter from Italy Travel Guide

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough detail, 19 Sept. 2012
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It doesn't contain any detail! A bit of background, yes, but no real information about how to get to places and which places are worth visiting. There are a lot of beautiful areas in Sicily; this chapter barely even scratches the surface. Certainly worth going for a Sicily-specific guide if you're going to spend any length of time there.


South African Kikoy
South African Kikoy

5.0 out of 5 stars It's great, 19 Sept. 2012
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Many uses: very relaxed evening wear; sarong; towel, even a headscarf if you're inventive enough. It's well-made and I wouldn't go travelling without one now.


Surviving India
Surviving India
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Light reading, amusing, not much more, 23 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Surviving India (Kindle Edition)
It's funny in places, but ultimately just a day-by-day travelogue from a couple who seem to enjoy very little of what they are doing. The third-person thing takes a while to get used to, and it reminded me quite a lot of the less-than-glamorous truth of the India backpacker scene: essentially, a bunch of Westerners who go to "experience India" by spending their time sitting in guesthouses playing cards and complaining to each other about how the locals keep ripping them off, before sauntering off to look around a few temples. Sounds shallow, because it is. And it begs the question: why bother?


West Papua and Indonesia Since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy or Chaos?
West Papua and Indonesia Since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy or Chaos?
by Peter King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.95

4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight into a tribal struggle, perhaps too pejorative though, 22 Mar. 2012
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The plight of West Papuans is one of the greatest tragedies of our day; it echoes the fall of indigenous populations from Australia to Greenland, and it is still ongoing. King's book offers a great insight into this plight in a considered and careful manner, but in my eyes misses the real story. From personal experience in the area, things have changed a lot since King was out there. Nowadays, independence would unfortunately create "hell on earth"-as one Papuan I met described it-because of the rise of tribal rivalry since funds started being channeled into indigenous hands a few years ago. Like King says, Special Autonomy is failing in almost every area, but Papuans are almost as much to blame as Indonesians for this failing these days. In my opinion, what this boils down to is the sociological effects of a legacy of oppression and a lack of useful education, and there is nowhere near enough detail in this book about either of these things for readers to get the bigger picture. Truth is, it isn't a question of getting independence anymore, but more one of reconciling Papuan society and making SA work like it should. That said, for anyone interested in the situation in Papua, this book is an invaluable source.


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