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Computer Training: Windows 10
Computer Training: Windows 10
by Kevin Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Very Brief Overview of Windows 10, 1 Aug. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Saturday 1st August.
- Received this book.
It took me 30 minutes to thumb through it.
It is VERY basic, fairly large print & only 144 pages, several of which are given over to things like cleaning your keyboard, cleaning your screen, & various other "non-windows 10" items.
Additionally it splits itself between Windows 10 for p.cs, tablets, & phones. - Meaning an already very brief overview is made even briefer.
I really can't think of any-one who would upgrade their computer, that had such a basic knowledge of computers.
Sorry, but you will find all that this book has to offer elsewhere.
I cannot recommend it.
Comment Comments (7) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 13, 2015 7:46 AM BST


Bahco 808050S22 Stubby Ratchet Screwdriver Set (22 Pieces)
Bahco 808050S22 Stubby Ratchet Screwdriver Set (22 Pieces)
Price: £22.66

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Confirms BAHCO as a leading saw/file manufacturer, 14 July 2015
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(Not a screw driver manufacturer):

This is really NOT a credit to Bahco.
If using the longer fitting, you actually need the holder for the screw-driver head as well - i.e. 2 pieces, when it could have been one single piece.
I had expected the blades to be of superior quality, but the Philips & Pozidrive heads became rounded quicker than some other premium makes.
FINALLY, & most importantly:-
The ring determining which way the ratchet engages - doing-up, or undoing, - is counter-intuitive.
This means if you are tightening a difficult to turn screw, your hand will catch the ratchet control ring, & re-sets the screw driver to the "undo" mode. - b****y annoying!

I've had the "pleasure" of owning this tool for a couple of years, & only just got around to writing this review, but have meant to every time I use it.
I'll take it to a charity shop next time I'm going that way.


The Halfway House [DVD] (1944)
The Halfway House [DVD] (1944)
Dvd ~ Francoise Rosay
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Ealing Studio's Best!, 14 July 2015
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Revisited an English Classic.


5 Pcs Black 8P8C RJ45 to RJ45 Female/Female Ethernet Inline Connector Coupler
5 Pcs Black 8P8C RJ45 to RJ45 Female/Female Ethernet Inline Connector Coupler
Offered by Sunny Market
Price: £1.19

5.0 out of 5 stars They Do what They're supposed to do..., 14 July 2015
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They do their job


Breville Style Jug Kettle - White
Breville Style Jug Kettle - White
Price: £21.49

3.0 out of 5 stars It's a Kettle - No more..., 14 July 2015
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It's a kettle:
I purchased it on the strength of a "Which?" review.
It works OK, but it is a bit flimsy. - It is not as solid as the Asda brand kettle it replaces.
Not sure how "Which?" can say this boils faster than others if the element is 3KW, that's how fast it's going to boil???


Darlac Adjustable Impulse Sprinkler Head - Darlac Mix And Match System
Darlac Adjustable Impulse Sprinkler Head - Darlac Mix And Match System
Offered by Gardening Naturally
Price: £8.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Not Outstanding..., 14 July 2015
It's no better or worse than all the other sprinklers of this design.
It is prone to get stuck at one limit of its travel.
I wish someone would explain how they are adjusted.
- It certainly doesn't on the packet!


Darlac Two Way Spike - Darlac Mix And Match
Darlac Two Way Spike - Darlac Mix And Match
Offered by Garden Gear
Price: £3.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish! - But is there any Choice?, 14 July 2015
I bought 2 of these.
One promptly snapped when if forced it into my bone-dry, but NOT stony lawn.
I would gladly pay slightly more for a spike that was not molded out of light weight alloy, which has to be the most stupid material to manufacture something that's supposed to be pushed into the ground!
I would be delighted if the manufacturer/supplier were to read & act on this!?!


Stanley STA014206 - Fatmax Xtreme Aviation Snip - Straight Cut
Stanley STA014206 - Fatmax Xtreme Aviation Snip - Straight Cut
Price: £14.35

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Made., 23 Mar. 2015
The first time I've done this sort of work, so I'm no expert, but used for cutting zinc sheeting for roofing, I found them very sharp & comfortable.
They are well-made, & I thought, represented good value.


Stanley 0-47-312 FatMax Fine Tip Marker (Pack of 2) - Black
Stanley 0-47-312 FatMax Fine Tip Marker (Pack of 2) - Black
Price: £2.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good!, 23 Mar. 2015
I purchased these, not expecting anything "different" - Having been using it to mark zinc, on impulse I started using it to mark on walls.
I expected that to be the end of it, however the felt tip appears to be surprisingly resilient.
They will certainly be part of my tool-kit from now-on.


5 Star Cleaning Wipes for PC Screens Casings Keyboards [Pack of 100]
5 Star Cleaning Wipes for PC Screens Casings Keyboards [Pack of 100]
Offered by Office Nerd
Price: £3.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Dries Out In Tub, 28 Oct. 2013
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I bought these a year ago.
Not sure how long they should be expected to last in tub once started?
- However for the last few months I have been aware that they are now coming out dry.
Now going to order Fellowes equivalent & see if they last better.


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