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You Shook Me All Night Long
You Shook Me All Night Long
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Nov. 2014
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One of the best ever AC/DC tracks...


Rok It To The Moon
Rok It To The Moon
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4.0 out of 5 stars B side to single 5 Minutes, 28 May 2014
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This is a strange track. I felt compelled to buy it as it was the B side to the Stranglers single '5 Minutes', which I bought when I was about seven years old (much to the horror of my mother), so it is engrained in my brain.


Love Like Blood
Love Like Blood

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique!, 28 May 2014
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So far I've not really got into much else that Killing Joke came up with, but this track is brilliant!


Baker Street (2011 Remastered Version)
Baker Street (2011 Remastered Version)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Why remaster something that was perfect., 27 Feb. 2014
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For me, this track is timeless. Evidently however, someone else didn't think so. Whereas the original would have scored 5, this drops a star as the 'remastering' includes meddling with the flow of the track towards the end. It doesn't ruin things, but was just not necessary and creates a bit of a hiccup in proceedings. My perspective is probably born out of loving the original so much, but I can't help but wonder why something was changed that really did not need to be...


Membrane - Ultra Slim Black Vertical Case for HTC Desire 601 (HTC Zara) - Flip Phone Cover + 2 Screen Protectors
Membrane - Ultra Slim Black Vertical Case for HTC Desire 601 (HTC Zara) - Flip Phone Cover + 2 Screen Protectors
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Price: £6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Classy look, excellent value!, 21 Feb. 2014
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For the money this is brilliant! Leather of case has a nice matt black finish (which resists greasy paw prints) and plastic inner frame - to protect the phone edge. Unlike some flip cases, this doesn't add much bulk and the phone fits in snuggly and securely. Case looks well made, though at this price it doesn't have to last forever...


Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op 32
Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op 32
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant performance, brilliant conductor, 13 Jan. 2014
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This is the finest rendition of Holst's magnificent work that I have ever heard. Beware however, Previn's conducting leads to very particular timing, and once you've listened to this once other renditions can seem lacking...


Samsung 350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Samsung 350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and stylish, 22 Oct. 2013
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Despite living in world full of tablets, notebooks and uber portable small screen devices, the 350V5C remains highly portable and sumptuously stylish, whilst retaining the luxury of a larger screen. I love it just for that, but it's not just a thing of beauty. This is a very quick and capable little machine, with a matt screen that is very easy on the eye. The only additional thing really needed for ease of extended use when not on one's lap is an optical mouse. My PC is now totally redundant.

The model I purchased came with Windows 8. This is a little weird to start with, particularly as the getting started with Windows 8 instructions are next to useless, and I was initially horrified that basic commands such as Alt - Tab no longer functioned. However, a morning playing around, mixed with some references to online help gains one adequate knowledge to undertake the majority of day to day uses.

The reasons this product doesn't get five stars are that the start up instructions are too sparse: one has to log-in and bypass the first start-up menu to properly find the set-up instructions! More irritatingly the product comes with no written recommendation for the first battery charge or how to best care for the lithium battery, and that is the second area that this product doesn't particularly impress me - the unplugged battery life. Then again, one is rarely far from a power point these days, and this is the first laptop I have owned so I have no real reference point.


The Reason Why: The Miracle of Life on Earth
The Reason Why: The Miracle of Life on Earth
by John R. Gribbin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An antidote to sci-fi, 23 Oct. 2012
This book is a breath of fresh air and an antidote to a postulation often cited - even by eminent cosmologists - that goes along the lines of: "...given the numbers of galaxies in the universe, and the number of stars in each, it seems reasonable to presume that there must be intelligent life on other planets..." There is no rigour to such a statement, however convenient it may be to writers of sci-fi.

Gribbin's book is a brave and worthwhile attempt to show how phenomenally special our world is, and how precious a place we find ourselves the temporary guardians of. The ideas are up to date and woven into an elegant argument that appeals to general interest in a way that more technical offerings (such as Conway Morris - Life's Solution) never manage. It is relevant to all of mankind. Everyone should have to read it!

The only slight disappointment is the final couple of pages where, in explaining the possibilities of future cataclysmic cosmic events, a weary sense of pessimism about the inevitable future of our civilisation seems to creep in... Perhaps had John Gribbin read some Raymond Kurzweil before writing this he would have looked forward with barely contained enthusiasm at the potential future of a post-biological reliant civilisation, perpetuating sentience in vessels of exotic materials, carrying the codes for it's biology to seed an ever expanding web of self-awareness across the stars...

Great book


Eden Log [DVD]
Eden Log [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clovis Cornillac
Price: £4.76

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3.0 out of 5 stars Completely different..., 10 Nov. 2010
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I suspect that had more time and money been spent then this very compelling tale would have made a better film. Unfortunately it probably would have also lost some of the originality in the rush to appeal to a bigger audience.

This is not a bad film, but the effcts at times seem a little cheap with an emphasis too much on the atmosphere and not on the development of a better tale. The story is in there but it needs concentration to catch it all, and had it been better demonstrated the ending could have been bigger longer and more spell binding. But it wasn't.

Still worth a watch.


Dante 01 [DVD] [2008]
Dante 01 [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Lambert Wilson
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Price: £3.58

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Missed Opportunity, 10 Nov. 2010
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Lambert Wilson is as excellent in this intriguing film as his character is mysterious. However, the film really demanded more time than it was given to explore Wilson's potential origins, the tension between the other prisoner's natural impulses and their growing faith in their new found saviour, and ultimately the predicament they face as their doom beckons.

The finalé was a bit of a cop out in my view, but it doesn't make the film any less worth seeing. It just means it isn't great and is only 3 - not 4 - stars.


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