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Bird of Prey [DVD]
Bird of Prey [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Griffiths
Offered by thelastresortofmusic
Price: £19.75

4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How much? Ouch!, 31 Dec 2012
This review is from: Bird of Prey [DVD] (DVD)
Remember being glued to this series back in the day - would love to see it again, but not at this price!!!!!


Hitachi XL3000 3TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black
Hitachi XL3000 3TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Apple compatibility, my backside!, 15 July 2011
Like all hard drives this one came thinking it was winDoze compatible. No surprise there, then - I always have to reformat them for my Macs.

No matter what I tried to do via Apple Disk Utility to reformat this one as a Mac drive, nothing worked. First it came up with the classic "can't unmount" errors, then it just kept kicking itself out of the utility.

Already on its way back to Amazon and good riddance to it.
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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 21 Days
Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 21 Days
by Ron Plew
Edition: Paperback

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caveat emptor!! (let the buyer beware), 11 Nov 2005
First impressions from this book (as I'm currently only 2 days and a few chapters into it) are that it is good and does get across the SQL syntax etc.
However - BEWARE - it's absolutely riddled with typo's!! One classic example of this is a table you have to create with low and high temperature fields. This book often mixes the two up and transposes them.
Since programming languages are generally, by definition, VERY reliant upon correct syntax this can be frustrating if you blindly follow the book.
I have a number of other SAMS books and they usually offer on their website a page for typo's etc, as well as downloadable data for use with the book's exercises. Here that doesn't appear to be the case. I can't find a "known errors" page or a way of shortcutting the data entry. You'll probably soon get sick of labourious data entry at the command line.
However, I am learning SQL effectively in spite of these limitations. Just bear in mind that if you blindly follow the book's examples that you'll have more than the odd moment of "why is this not working?". It's most likely that you assumed all the tables were set up correctly in the book's examples and you copied them word for word. An assumption I would normally take for granted, but sadly not in this case.
A good teaching book, but whoever did the proofreading should be shot! Keep your wits about you and THINK as you go, don't just assume this book will teach you everything you need to know by following it parrot-fashion.
(but then again, who ever learnt anything by drifting along in autopilot anyway?)


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