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Samsung 7" High Resolution Digital Photo Frame (SPF-72H)
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't use out of the box!, 17 Dec 2007
I was extremely disappointed when purchasing this item for a present that the power adaptor is European spec, not UK. I would have expected an electrical item purchased in the UK to be full UK spec. The item could not be used out of the box and requires further outlay.


American Psycho (Film Tie-In)
American Psycho (Film Tie-In)
by Bret Easton Ellis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

3 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars so tediously dull i couldn't even finish it, 4 April 2001
don't bother.
this is so dull that i couldn't even bother finishing it. if the aim is to make the violence sound so everyday and tedious that it instills in the reader the same sense of boredom and fustration that permeates the life of the protagonist it succeeds.
if it's aim is to shock it fails miserably.


Yesterday Went Too Soon
Yesterday Went Too Soon

4.0 out of 5 stars love sugar, like this, 23 Mar 2001
This review is from: Yesterday Went Too Soon (Audio CD)
this album is definitely a grower, but i have to say that it's all very familiar and not exactly groundbreaking stuff. still there's nothing wrong with something old fashioned and comforting eh?
i definitely caught heavy inflences of bob mould and even the wonderstuff (especially evergreen) - maybe that's why Miles is getting the band back together, to show these young 'uns how it should be done?
if you like this, and already have ash/idlewild/linkin park then i'd recommend beaster or copper blue by sugar, and mezcal head by swervedriver


The Contino Sessions
The Contino Sessions
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £7.99

2 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 21 Feb 2001
This review is from: The Contino Sessions (Audio CD)
this album reminded me of the utah saints in that death in vegas have a few good tunes but not an lp worth. hopefully we won't have to wait as long for the second album as we have for the utah saints.
if the principal track that attracted you to this album was aisha i'd seriously consider buying something by ministry for comparison with how this type of rock can and should be done.


For The Masses (Depeche Mode Tribute)
For The Masses (Depeche Mode Tribute)
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £7.36

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars didn't let me down, 21 Feb 2001
tribute lps of one form or another are a great way to introduce yourself to new artists and refresh your views of old favourites.
this is no exception. i was surprised though by the tracks that stood out. fortunately the easy raod of just doing the hits has not been taken. some of the standout tunes are the lp tracks - which go back as far as monument - with a particular highlight being the deftones version of to have and to hold.
it's not a perfect lp, and for me the biggest disappointments were the smashing pumpkins (hose style just doesn't capture the thrill of the original slick pumping version of never let me down again) and rammsteins strangely sanitized version of stripped.
but if you're a dm fan this is well worth a listen, and if you're a fan of one of the other bands on here its also worth a listen just to introduce yourself to a wider vein of music.


Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.60

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars back on form, 2 Feb 2001
while nothing that p.j.harvey has done would ever get less than 4 stars in my book, this marks a return to form that she hasn't touched since dry.
all those influences that had the potential for more (especially the john parrish collaborations) seems to have blunted an edge. you can detect that influence but the edge is back.
still makes the cat prick up here ears and leave the room though.


The Practice of Programming (Professional Computing)
The Practice of Programming (Professional Computing)
by Brian W. Kernighan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.50

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't know how little I knew, 31 Jan 2001
Once you get past the first chapter, which states a lot of what anyone would consider to be obvious, it gets into an area which will make you reassess your practices.
It made me appreciate how much time saving later a little investment in practicing good programming style can make.
Although the book works through examples in C, C++ and Java, with a little perl, awk and Tcl for good measure, it is relevant to any language.
Ada programmers especially should read it instead of believing that the language does it all for them.


The Heart of the Antarctic
The Heart of the Antarctic
by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Edition: Paperback

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes the modern adventurers look soft, 28 Oct 2000
As 'adventure travel' writing hits the big time this example of the genre from almost a century ago shows how it really should be done.
This is a fascinating account of Shackletons 1907 expedition to the Antartic. What he achieved is all the more remarkable as you consider the equipment at his disposal.
While there are lots of supplementary details about the year-long expedition the core of it is of course the journal of the trip to Furthest South. This is a Boys Own tale of hardship that both inspires and shocks. Hard facts about the hardship and travails will leave one aghast. Shackleton is revealed to be a true leader of men, an incredible optimist, but also most importantly a realist.
Sadly Shackleton will always play second fiddle in the public eye to Scott, because he had the sense not to die for vainglory. Heroic deaths are newsworthy, timely survival is not.


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