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Black Waist Money Belt Bum Bag Pocket Pouch
Black Waist Money Belt Bum Bag Pocket Pouch

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasing, 20 Jun. 2014
Exceptionally well designed and put together. The sturdy cotton construction smells and feels good. Spent ages looking looking for something to securely hold stuff when it's too hot to wear a jacket and it's too much bother to carry a bag.. This unobtrusive solution handsomely beats everything else by a wide margin.


3.5mm microphone adapter cable for iPad iPod and iPhone with headset conn
3.5mm microphone adapter cable for iPad iPod and iPhone with headset conn

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly for connecting good quality external microphone when shooting video with iPhone, 13 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I am using this to connect an external microphone to an iPhone 5S to record high quality sound when recording video.
This lead does the job beautifully.
In my case, the mike I am using is a battery powered lavalier mike (an ATR-35s).
The lead is sturdily constructed, inexpensive, and does not apparently add any noise or crackle.
I am very happy, as the best documented alternative solution (KV Connection iPhone Microphone Adapter) would be
close to ten times more expensive to order from across the pond.


The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
by Greg Egan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn, it's good!, 24 Nov. 2013
Top notch Egan. Now I've got to go and read it again, then re-read all three books again.
Top of the line stuff.


Grenada, 100% cocoa bar
Grenada, 100% cocoa bar
Offered by Chocolate-Ocean
Price: £4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first try of 100% Chocolate - very happy, 20 April 2013
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This review is from: Grenada, 100% cocoa bar (Misc.)
I have no idea what other makes of 100% chocolate are like, as this is the first I ever tried, but I am 100% happy.


The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
by Lee Smolin
Edition: Hardcover

32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On the other hand...., 22 Sept. 2006
At the time of writing, the sole other review is highly negative. Prospective readers may find it worth looking at the generally highly positive reviews of this book over at amazon.com, which include the following editorial quotes.

"Lee Smolin provides a much needed, enlightening and engagingly written antidote to string-theory hype." --David Deutsch, Oxford University, author of The Fabric of Reality

"If you want to think in new ways about the interconnected universe around you, read Lee Smolin's provocative, inspiring book." --Margaret Geller, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard University

"Bold, provocative, and, best of all, a joy to read." --Evelyn Fox Keller, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, MIT

"Smolin tells the somber tale of contemporary physics with virtuosity, passion, and courage." --Joy Christian, Oxford University

"An uncommonly clear and confident account of the great obstacles--and opportunities--facing physics today. . . .engrossing and illuminating." --Tim Ferris, author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way and The Big Shebang

"[Smolin] exudes a love of science and imagination, and a faith in the next generation of young physicists." --Jaron Lanier, computer scientist and columnist for Discover

"Lee Smolin is keeping his eyes open, asks sharp questions, and offers his delightful insights as a critical insider." --Gerard 't Hooft, Nobel Laureate, University of Utrecht

"[Smolin's] knowledge of [string theory] enables him to tell the story, and survey the road ahead, with clarity and grace." --Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and Quicksilver

"Lee Smolin's understanding of theoretical physics is unusually broad and deep, and his critical judgments are exceptionally penetrating." --Roger Penrose, author of The Road to Reality and The Emperor's New Mind

"Lee Smolin has written an epic story with great energy and characteristic passion. . . .Thrilling." --Janna Levin, Barnard College of Columbia University, author of How the Universe Got Its Spots

"Clear, lively, and continuously interesting. . .Reading it is a very exciting experience and just what is needed at this time." --Kim Stanley Robinson, best-selling author of The Mars Trilogy

You may consider David Deutsch, Jaron Lanier, Roger Penrose, and Gerard 't Hooft etc eminently more reliable guides than our hostile friend.


Lizard
Lizard
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £12.31

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative masterpiece that repays repeated listening, 14 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Lizard (Audio CD)
Not everyone seems to get Lizard, but for musicians in particular, it is safe to recommend it strongly and unreservedly. Some masterpieces reveal themselves on first listening. Others may need numerous hearings before revealing their true glory. Lizard needs several listens. Thereafter it just keeps steadilyimproving (thirty years and counting so far).
The second half of the twentieth century included many pockets of intense innovation in music. Glenn Gould, John Coltrane and the Beatles, amongst many others, come to mind. One Holy Grail for musically ambitious musicians was (and remains) to find ways to create new kinds of music combining the strengths of the long tonal music tradition, mainstream popular music, and jazz. This proved hard to do well. It led to highpoints by, amongst others, Miles Davis, Soft Machine, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and Radiohead (though the results were never to everyone’s taste). Lizard represents a magnificent and triumphantly successful original solution to this deep musical challenge, never achieved in anything like this form elsewhere. Despite many well-documented problems in making the album, the key elements are balanced in a way not achieved in any other Crimson album or indeed any other album. Harmonically, the songs are based around spines of carefully structured, mostly modal, harmonic sequences. The harmony is stated in textures which are often highly contrapuntal, with artfully inverted bass lines from famously disenchanted vocalist Gordon Haskell. As well as intricate and precise electric guitar from Fripp and emotionally compelling mellotron washes, it’s wonderful to hear Fripp playing a lot of deft acoustic guitar, and placing sparingly precise synth bleeps to great effect. Key contributions include the outstanding written and improvised saxophone and flute parts from Mel Collins. Keith Tippet’s improvised piano is compelling throughout. Tippet brings his long time top drawer collaborators on oboe, cor anglais, cornet and trombone. Despite any initial impression of chaos, and the startling and effective use of hocketing and freewheeling improvisation, it soon becomes clear that everything in this magnificently contrapuntal vision is always precisely in its right place,
The feeling of balance between precisely composed and improvised materials is exquisite. The modal harmonies and textures are deployed in ways I haven’t heard used elsewhere to phrase the entire album and build towering climaxes. Not everyone likes Gordon Haskell’s singing and Andy McCulloch’s drumming. Others, including me, think,they fit perfectly. Everyone agrees that Pete Sinfield’s artwork, lyrics and overall conception are extraordinary and highly memorable. How come so many Crimson heads, and indeed Fripp himself, don’t rate Lizard as their top Crimson album? I don’t know. But notice how highly a vocal, articulate and substantial minority of the sixty or so reviews on amazon.com do rate it. Lizard is too important just for Crimson heads – it’s an album that easily earns its place at the top table of popular music in the Twentieth Century. Musicians in particular stand to benefit from studying this original masterpiece in detail. Lizard should repay careful listening for every patient music lover too.


Concepts of Object-oriented Programming (Programming Languages (New York, N.Y.).)
Concepts of Object-oriented Programming (Programming Languages (New York, N.Y.).)
by David N. Smith
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction available for beginners, 7 Aug. 2002
A neglected gem.
The best introduction to object concepts and Smalltalk programming for beginners who have a little exposure to programming and would like to get the basics crystal clear. Succeeds in making fundamental ideas highly accessible.
Experienced programmers and computer scientists needing in-depth technical knowledge can do better, though they might get one or two fresh views on some fundamentals, but for beginners, this this is the very best place to start for a principled, faithful and accessible account.


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