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Bone Sports Armband for iPhone 3G/3GS - Black
Bone Sports Armband for iPhone 3G/3GS - Black

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says but...., 24 Mar. 2010
Works as intended, holds well on the arm, adjustable, comfortable....but the back plate of my iPhone was scratched somehow while using this - the rubber material may hold trace abrasives which can scratch the phone.


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Full Version (PC DVD), 1 User
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Full Version (PC DVD), 1 User

10 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Windows by any other name is still Windows, 12 Feb. 2010
I was seriously hoping this would be faster.... I had been running Windows XP Pro on an iMac 3.06GHz as a virtual machine in Parallels 5.0 - I had hope that Windows 7 would run faster - but nothing has changed. Prettier graphics, much better digital screen resolution, but start up and shut down is still painfully slow compared to the Mac OS. If you are already using Windows XP - I'm not sure this is an improvement, if you can avoid using Windows altogether then that is probably the best option. I'm still waiting for someone to write a personal finance management program as good as MS Money that runs on Mac OS - as soon as they do...I am off Windows forever.
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Iron Total Gym Upper Body Workout Bar
Iron Total Gym Upper Body Workout Bar
Offered by Online Gallery
Price: £15.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works as advertised, 12 Feb. 2010
I'd been looking for a pull up bar that would not require any sort of permanent fixing but would also be solid when otherwise fitted. I saw an advert for this one on television and looked to Amazon.co.uk as a place where I might find it. I was in luck and am happy with the results. Assembly is pretty easy and it fits solidly on any door frame providing the door frame thickness does not exceed the usual 15cm or so of modern construction. If you live in an older home with door frames some 25 or 30cm thick...this will not work.


No Title Available

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally Useless, 25 Dec. 2009
On opening the box I discovered that the software disk was missing. Great start. I downloaded the latest version from OS' website and proceded with the set up. The local sensors worked (as they have on other OS instruments I own), but the software is useless - despite waiting a good two hours for the city/regional data to update the device from the internet feed, nothing. On Christmas Day in Brussels, the software displayed a temperature of 20.5C! It was actually 3.0C. This one is going back to the shop.


Photoshop Elements 6 (MAC)
Photoshop Elements 6 (MAC)

20 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sending this back to Amazon, 27 May 2008
I'm running this on Mac OS X (leopard) - sure it installs itself and then does nothing. If you are accustomed to the intuitive nature of Mac applications...you won't find it here. This is your worst nightmare...a Windows app running on your Mac.

It is unable to pull files from iPhoto which means (as far as I can see) you have to convert to jpg and export them to your desk top to use them. More data loss! An attempt to do access you iPhoto file generates an error message (the first I've seen on my Mac!). This also means that the vaunted organisation features of this software are useless. The online help? That's for Windows users....not a word about Mac. Search for "iPhoto" via online help and no results are found. There is nothing in the provided "Getting Started Guide" (this is more a brochure of features than any useful how to guide) about the Mac integration or iPhoto. If you are thinking...."this Adobe Photoshop software is going to be really complicate to use..." then you are spot on! It's useless.
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Les Bienveillantes
Les Bienveillantes
by Jonathan Littell
Edition: Paperback

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the easiest read..., 7 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Les Bienveillantes (Paperback)
First of all, Littell's french is beautiful. He uses the language to it's best effect with subtlety and nuance.

This is not however an easy read - not so much for the story iself, which has it's gruesome moments, but for the protagonist's own intellectual meanderings. The line between recollection, trauma induced hallucination, nightmares and dreams is constantly blurred. In a story of this scale, keeping track of elements as fact or figment can be a challenge. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book greatly.

If you have read Kershaw's work on Hitler and Beevor's on Stalingrad, you'll enjoy this book as something of a personal account of this dark place in human history. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the book, was Littell's exploration of how German intellectuals of this period tried to rationalise evil with the same intensity medieval theologians reserved for debate on the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin.

The "banality of evil" indeed.
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Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria
Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria
by James Lasdun
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Title, 5 Mar. 2006
If your plans are for travel to Umbria - find another book. The title here is very misleading. The authors open their section on Umbria by admitting they have little to say about it - and then devote a mere sixty pages out of 387 to it. I've done Tuscany (who has'nt?) and wanted to explore Umbria - to this end, this book has proved useless.


Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
by Tom Holland
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chillingly contemporary, 6 Jan. 2004
An extremely readable and well paced book. The journey across the five hundred years of the Roman Republic seems to breeze by effortlessly - you feel you know Cicero, Cato, Sully and the other giants of this incredible chapter of human civilization. The parallels to modern America are inevitable and chilling. It seems we do not learn the lessons of the past.


Little Red Barn Baking
Little Red Barn Baking
by Adriana Rabinovich
Edition: Paperback

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 27 Oct. 2003
This review is from: Little Red Barn Baking (Paperback)
The author makes a point of expressing her belief that some degree of individuality is useful in baking. She suggests changing ingredients as an example just to test different outcomes. I'd be a little wary of her recipes as proposed. She suggests that 16 to 20 minutes at 170C is enough to bake her famous brownies. Well the result is not suprisingly a half baked mass. The banana bread recipe is good and turns out nicely but otherwise, there are better books out there if your are looking for American comfort food.
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Both Sides Now
Both Sides Now
Price: £5.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 20 Mar. 2000
This review is from: Both Sides Now (Audio CD)
If all you remember of Joni Mitchell is some vague memories of a pleasang song about paving Paradise then this album will blow you away. The impression is of Diane Krall's voice but with a whole lot more life behind it. An impressive performance. In a word? Haunting.


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