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Parker Jotter Black Blue Medium Nib Ballpoint Pen (Blister Pack)
Parker Jotter Black Blue Medium Nib Ballpoint Pen (Blister Pack)
Offered by ABN Finest Limited
Price: £5.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Parker Ball Pen, 14 Oct. 2013
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It does what all my other Parker Jotters do. You click the button, and you can write. Its a black barrel, so I made it write in black ink


Belkin Cat5e Snagless UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 3m
Belkin Cat5e Snagless UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 3m
Price: £2.80

4.0 out of 5 stars good cable, 14 Oct. 2013
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nice sturdy cable does what it says on the tin plug it into my router and computer, and lo - data flows


Belkin Cat5e Snagless UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 0.5m
Belkin Cat5e Snagless UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 0.5m
Price: £1.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Sturdy cable, 14 Oct. 2013
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Nicely built cable it does exactly what one expects. Not sure what else one can say over a length of blue cables with 2 connectors


Velbon DF-61 Heavy Duty Aluminium Photo/Video Tripod
Velbon DF-61 Heavy Duty Aluminium Photo/Video Tripod
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bit of kit, 19 Sept. 2013
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Got this for my Son - perhaps not the quality of some of the professional Tripods, but neither is it their cost. It is ideal for someone who only needs a Tripod occasionally. It seems sturdy, relatively light, It is a nice bit of kit, and would recommend it to other people with photography as a hobby


Hama Remote Release "Pneu"
Hama Remote Release "Pneu"
Price: £25.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice piece of kit, 19 Sept. 2013
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I got this for my Son. Looks well built, and useful. Would recommend it to anyone whose camera takes an 'old fashioned' cable release


Wenko 3440003100 Textile Fabric Laundry Bin Stone, 24 x 54 x 34 cm, Grey
Wenko 3440003100 Textile Fabric Laundry Bin Stone, 24 x 54 x 34 cm, Grey
Price: £16.08

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy Bag, 19 Sept. 2013
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At last a Laundry bag that (at least looks like it) will stand the test of time; havind spent a fortune on many 'net and wire' bags that seem to last a few weeks, then disintergrate, this one looks well made, robust, and of course works. Would recommend it.


Learning Ipython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization
Learning Ipython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization
by Cyrille Rossant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure about this one, 2 Sept. 2013
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I guess I am not sure that I really see the point of IPython. I have followed the examples, and get them to work, but I am left asking why I don't just use standard Python in a Visual Studio framework, and simply use the debugging facilities that supplies. I know it is meant to be more of a Matlab replacement, than a Program development environment; but having used both, I am not completely convinced that IPython is all that useful, and hence the need for this book. I will continue to explore IPython, and if I change my mind, I will comeback and revamp this review.

Additional Points. I guess I have to agree with Jean-Luc Ricard's comment about this being more of a statement on Python than a review of the book. I still maintain the 3 star rating. The book is not as well put together as Wes McKinney's book "Python for Data Analysis", but then it is approximately half the length. The book failed to explain to me the advantages of using IPython as against a more conventional approach detailed in the earlier section. Although perhaps this is a purely personal quirk.

Having purchased both this book and the McKinney book; knowing what I know now, I think my recommendation would be if you need to learn IPython, go for the McKinney book.

Many thanks to Jean-Luc for making a very helpful comment.
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Kingston Technology KTL-TP3C/4G 4GB 1600MHz SODIMM Memory Module
Kingston Technology KTL-TP3C/4G 4GB 1600MHz SODIMM Memory Module

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what is says on the tin, 2 Sept. 2013
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Plugged it into my Lenovo, and now I have double the memory, what more can I say - It didn't require a degree in electronics to fit


A Short History Of Nearly Everything
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 2 Sept. 2013
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Maybe not the most accurate book, but it is one of the most easy to read - fun, thought provoking, and well worth the outlay. Ok Bill Bryson isn't Stephen Hawkin, but is still worth browsing


Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
by Ralph Leighton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Most boring book I have read in a long time, 31 July 2013
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What a disappointment this book turned out to be. As a physicist, Feynman has been a long time hero of mine, and his lectures in physics were instrumental in getting me my degree in physics many years ago; so it was with great anticipation that I ordered this book. What a mistake that was. Its a vaguely chronological outline of some very not particularly amusing anecdotes from his life. I certainly would not recommend this book to anyone - it was a complete waste of money


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