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Tesa 58810-00000-00 Powerstrips Large 8 Pieces Transparent
Tesa 58810-00000-00 Powerstrips Large 8 Pieces Transparent

4.0 out of 5 stars Sticks Stuff to Walls, 9 Feb. 2016
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I have used similar (though non-transparent) products in the past - e.g. 3M Command Strips - and they do an incredible job of holding relatively heavy stuff on to the wall. These Tesa Powerstrips hold less weight than the 3M equivalent, but are cheaper and seem to do an equally good job.


Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics
Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics
by Henry Jenkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, if a little quirky, 7 Feb. 2016
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This is clearly a book aimed at an academic audience, but with potentially far broader appeal in that the subject matter it addresses (people's membership of and engagement with online cultures and subcultures) is something that touches on almost everyone's lives nowadays.

Although the language tends towards the academic, and words are used with a precision and specificity that you don't tend to find in more general works, the way the book is structured (as a dialogue between the three authors) makes it far more chatty and approachable than many sociological texts. Given that preciseness though, I was surprised to see the odd incongruous phrase creep into the text, in particular the description of modern web communities as "Web 2.0" - it's been almost ten years since I last heard that term used unironically, so to hear it used by the authors, who in other respects give the appearance of being digital natives, makes them sound almost as though they haven't had any real contact with the Internet since before Facebook came on the scene. Given that most of the raison d'etre of the book is to examine the way in which people's membership of participatory online communities has changed in the 2010s, it just felt like such an odd throwback that it stuck out like a sore thumb.

One other thing which perhaps says more about me than about the book: I found myself repeatedly wrong-footed by the strange non-capitalisation of danah boyd's name, particularly when used in typographical non-sequiturs such as "danah's Digital Youth project". I realise that such a tiny thing shouldn't be an issue, and a person should be at liberty to style their name however they choose, but I mention it because early on in particular it really distracted from the flow of my reading, and I feel it even made me gave Less WeighT to ms boyd's Contributions to the Discussions contained In The book. (But, as I say, this probably says more about me: I prefer anyway the germanic approach of capitalising every Noun, whether "proper" or not).


Playmobil 3911 Porsche 911 Carrera S with Lights and Showroom
Playmobil 3911 Porsche 911 Carrera S with Lights and Showroom
Price: £29.83

4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great car. It's not cheap, 7 Feb. 2016
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This is a great car. It's not cheap... but it's a lot cheaper than the real thing! It has Playmobil's usual attention to detail and extra parts that make it fun to play with. Some bits needed assembly, but this was very easy to do.


VicTop Wireless Doorbell / PIR Sensor Security Burglar Alarm Door Chime with 5 LED Motion Sensor Emergency Lights
VicTop Wireless Doorbell / PIR Sensor Security Burglar Alarm Door Chime with 5 LED Motion Sensor Emergency Lights
Offered by VicTop
Price: £25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, easy to set up, works., 26 Jan. 2016
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I was surprised at the small size of the pack when this arrived, but inside was a complete doorbell unit - with separate button and ringer modules - and all of the fittings needed to mount these. The mounting uses double-sided adhesive foam, which gives a really strong bond. I'm not sure how well this will hold up over the years, particularly with the outdoor button unit open to the elements, but once it's bonded it seems really firm and secure, with no signs of movement in the few weeks I've had mine stuck on.

The unusually sized A23 12V battery for the button is supplied, while the chimes unit requires 3 AA batteries which are *not* included.

It all fits together very easily, and I admit I was surprised by just how well it works. I had no problem at all with the wireless range between the bell and the chimes, even though they're a couple of rooms apart, and the chimes are good and loud with adjustable tones.

I only briefly tested the alarm mode, but that also seemed to work well, and the torch seemed to me a bit of a novelty feature, but again worked well in my tests.

All in all, a really handy and simple to set-up product, which does a good job.


Go Stationery Coral Bloom A5 Notebook
Go Stationery Coral Bloom A5 Notebook
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality A5 lined notebook, 21 Jan. 2016
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This is a decent quality notebook with fairly high-grade of paper, pleasant to write on and with a pretty cover. Perhaps slightly on the pricey side for what it is, and personally I prefer a slightly fainter line (or even unlined), but all in all a good product.


Naturo Adult Chicken/Lamb and Rice Wet Dog Food, 150 g, Pack of 10
Naturo Adult Chicken/Lamb and Rice Wet Dog Food, 150 g, Pack of 10
Price: £7.00

3.0 out of 5 stars and our terrier wolfed it down eagerly (as she does pretty everything, so be fair) and, 21 Jan. 2016
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This appears fairly standard wet dog food, and our terrier wolfed it down eagerly (as she does pretty everything, so be fair) and, aside from some slightly sloppy stools, seemed to thrive on it. However, as some other reviewers have noted, the standard of packaging isn't great, and this lets it down.


Snap /88 for Her - A Harmony of Scents - Eau De Toilette Spray - Pocket Perfume - 20ml/0.7oz
Snap /88 for Her - A Harmony of Scents - Eau De Toilette Spray - Pocket Perfume - 20ml/0.7oz

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1.0 out of 5 stars None of the women in my house were at all ..., 13 Jan. 2016
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None of the women in my house were at all keen on this - said it smelt "very old fashioned" and "like toilet water".


Silentnight Cotton Pillow, Pack of 6
Silentnight Cotton Pillow, Pack of 6
Price: £24.79

3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty basic, budget pillows - they comfy at first, 13 Jan. 2016
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Pretty basic, budget pillows - they comfy at first, but go a bit lumpy fairly quickly and it's hard to get any proper shape back in them. You get what you pay for.


L'Oreal Paris Paris Colour Riche - 5 ml, Flashing Lilac (Number 828)
L'Oreal Paris Paris Colour Riche - 5 ml, Flashing Lilac (Number 828)
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Colour is great, the varnish is a little thin so needs ..., 13 Jan. 2016
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Colour is great, the varnish is a little thin so needs several coats, but once on it looks great and doesn't chip.


Elastoplast Fabric Extra Flexible Strips - Pack of 10, Total 100
Elastoplast Fabric Extra Flexible Strips - Pack of 10, Total 100
Price: £15.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Good plasters., 4 Jan. 2016
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Good sturdy fabric plasters, the kind of quality you would expect from elastoplast. I found the individual wrappers a bit tricky to open (especially with a cut finger end) but eventually manageable.


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