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Elvis on Tour [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Elvis on Tour [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £20.92

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis!, 9 Dec. 2010
There are two or three superb performances of songs. This is fun to watch but there aren't enough good songs to make it great. Blu-ray provides good sound quality in theory. The Aloha disc too would be better if it was on blu-ray because the sound quality of a DVD is poor compared with a blu-ray disc.


The God Delusion
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth Is In A Minority Of Zero, 11 April 2010
This review is from: The God Delusion (Paperback)
The truth is indeed in a minority of zero; none can believe it when none even know it.


There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
by Anthony Flew
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

21 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars That settles it then? Does it?, 11 April 2010
The only real arguments that theists really have are these: -

A genius agrees with me that God exists therefore I must be right: geniuses are infallible.
4.5 billion people, allegedly, agree with me that God exists therefore I must be right: the majority determine the truth.

Everyone who indulges these fantasies is like a junkie: the junkie always knows in their heart of hearts that they're an addict: they know that they're a fool.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 25, 2012 2:19 PM BST


The Hockey Stick Illusion;Climategate and the Corruption of Science (Independent Minds)
The Hockey Stick Illusion;Climategate and the Corruption of Science (Independent Minds)
by A.W. Montford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

63 of 154 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Elementary Error of Reasoning, 8 April 2010
The argument against the hockey stick reduces to the simple point that the margin of error for each historical years' temperature exceeds the maximum of the present accurate measurement which we know to be very high. Thus the argument goes that we cannot be sure that the global temperature is rising because the error in the historical measures is such that global temperature may have been comparably high 100 yrs ago. Just one thing is wrong with this though: to debunk global warming i.e. to invalidate the hocky stick, there would need to have been a perrenial and huge over-estimate in the error within the histical figures year after year after year: they would have needed to er towards the absolutele maximum of termperature within the known margin of error, every year, year after year, for a hundred years or more - obviously the probably that this is indeed the case, while not zero, is miniscule in the extreme. I'm more likely to roll a hundred double sixes with a pair of dice. So, although in any give historical year, the figures may be very wrong, for them to have been wrong every year for a hundred years and more, isn't plausible. The hocky stick is not invalidated by the arguments in this book. The majority of people reviewing the book are celebrating the fact that it supports their pre-existing bigotry and valids their delusions of superiority over most of the world's best scientists. Pardon me, but scientists take more 10 years of dedicated study to reach the status of experts; they are not politicians who can hotwire the world into vacuuous adulation on the basis of trichord oratory and other cheap rhetorical tricks.
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Dawkins' God: Psychological Perspectives: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life
Dawkins' God: Psychological Perspectives: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life
by Alister E. McGrath
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heresy!, 23 Dec. 2009
Give me the meaning of life; yet all we have is the slanging match between the dreamer and the fantasist.


The Ultimate Collection
The Ultimate Collection
Price: £8.20

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of The Best Songs, 4 Aug. 2009
This review is from: The Ultimate Collection (Audio CD)
Just to say that although there are 35 songs in this collection there are still at least another 65 great or good songs by the Carpenters. In all I think theres more than 120 very fine songs, some other quite reasonable ones and only a handful of poor ones. I Can't Make Music, A Song For You, Road Ode, Still Crazy After All These Years, Trying To Get The Feeling Again, I'm Caught Between Goodbye And I Love You, Love Me For What I Am, Can't Smile Without You (1978 revamped version), Don't Cry For Me Argentina (on the Interpretations disc minus the appalling operatic preamble that was originally included) - all these and many more are songs worth hearing.
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The Essential Collection (1965-1997) [Readers Digest]
The Essential Collection (1965-1997) [Readers Digest]

4.0 out of 5 stars From The Top, 4 Aug. 2009
Almost identical to the From The Top box set that is also available but two important gems are missing namely Goodnight and Still Crazy After All These Years. On the other hand Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again is included whereas it is missing from From The Top. I like Goodnight too much to do without it: its a Lennon & McCartney song. From The Top is the slightly better box set.


Transmissions
Transmissions
Offered by Hausmusik
Price: £27.74

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live in Japan 1974 repackaged, 10 July 2009
This review is from: Transmissions (Audio CD)
The Transmissions CD is Live In Japan 1974. Many of the songs hadn't even written in 1972 so that is an error. This is definitely the 1974 recorded concerts that were released as Live in Japan in Japan. A DVD called Live at Budokan features the same concert tour from 1974, thus there is video footage for all the songs available on the DVD. This is probably not as the good as the Live in Japan CD and Live at Budokan DVD combined but it's a small fraction of the price of those for 80% of the pleasure.


De'Longhi EC330S Machine
De'Longhi EC330S Machine
Offered by C & C Shop
Price: £99.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Coffee Maker Not Espresso Only, 10 July 2009
This is a capuccino coffee maker as well as an espresso maker - it has a milk frother if anyone doesn't believe it and the instructions tell you how to make capuccino - I know because I bought one.

Both espresso and capuccino seemed initially to be very weak but by running off the first water that comes through the filter you can increase the strength of the brew. You can also use stronger coffee and more coffee than is suggested in the instructions. I am disappointed that no strength control is built in though as my 8yr old machine, also a Delonghi, does have one. After a short while this machine makes excellent capuccino and espresso. The milk frother pump may be noisy but the steam nozzle has a silencer fitted and so it is almost completely silent - I prefer to hear the noise of a coffee machine frother pump and I suppose I could remove the silencer and have it.


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