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Good Omens
Good Omens
Price: £5.16

5.0 out of 5 stars best end of the world story around...sort of, 31 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Good Omens (Kindle Edition)
There's not much to be said about this that hasn't already been said.
If,like me, you grew up on films like The Omen, then you will see more in the book than those who didn't.
Whatever the case, Good Omens is an excellent read. I just want a modified Wasabi now....


Twisted Veins 2ACHB6 Two (2) Pack of 6' (1.8 m) High Speed HDMI Cables + Right Angle Adapter and Velcro Cable Ties (Latest Version Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return)
Twisted Veins 2ACHB6 Two (2) Pack of 6' (1.8 m) High Speed HDMI Cables + Right Angle Adapter and Velcro Cable Ties (Latest Version Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return)
Offered by SPN Imports and Services LLC
Price: £7.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 17 May 2014
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Good quality product, seems really well made. A couple of high quality cables, a free right angle adaptor, cable ties, a free key ring torch and screen cloth!


Craghoppers Kiwi Belts
Craghoppers Kiwi Belts
Offered by Warwickshire Clothing
Price: £5.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Who designed this Buckle?!, 13 May 2014
This review is from: Craghoppers Kiwi Belts (Apparel)
A belt is a belt, but this one is only any use...if you don't need a belt. If you just want a belt to fill the loops on your trousers, fine, but don't buy one if you actually want to hold your trousers up, or especially if you want to hang anything on it.

The buckle is a terrible design. It's been made to look neat and tidy, which it does.
Unfortunately this means that the slightest pressure on the front of the buckle undoes the thing!
If you have an expensive SmartPhone, Leatherman or anything else attached to this belt, be prepared to lose it. Even just checking to see if you are all done up when getting out of a car is enough to undo this thing.


Tactical Patrol Single Pistol Mag Ammo Pouch MOLLE System Airsoft Webbing Coyote
Tactical Patrol Single Pistol Mag Ammo Pouch MOLLE System Airsoft Webbing Coyote
Offered by CamoOutdoor - The Sports & Camouflage Outfitters
Price: £6.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of kit, 13 May 2014
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A really well made item, I ordered this to carry small items such as dog-corrector spray. The height is adjustable (the closure tab is attached with velcro) and it looks like it will last for a long time.
Designed for the military, it is also perfect for other uses. The colour is great for those who want to use it as part of a tool-kit, or like me for storing stuff whilst dog-walking. Many other items are camouflaged and look out of place for non-military personnel.


Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series)
Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series)
Price: £5.97

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read - Just make sure you actually READ it!, 4 Jan. 2014
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After reading some of the reviews here, I wondered if this book would be as bad as some make out.
It isn't, far from it.

The book has Terrys wit right through it. Many of the best characters from the Discworld are present, including Sam Vimes, who is my favourite character.
The book is full of surprises, and the end you may expect just isn't there. This is one of those books which needs reading more than once to really appreciate; the same was true of Moving Pictures, Small Gods, and Thud.

Those who have wondered if this book was written by Terry have missed a major point; Terry now talks to the computer using voice-to-text software. The fact that some passages don't scan as smoothly as Terry's older works should not be
taken as someone else doing the work, but rather a by-product of the complexities a voice-to-text system throws up.
It is easy to type, change your mind, go back and type over a couple of words here and there, maybe several times.
Try doing that with speech recognition, it is a pain in the backside. I think the few areas where this shows are just Terry avoiding tearing his hair out.

For those unfamiliar with voice-to-text (speech recognition software), I urge you to try it. Not only will you find that it is a complete pain, but you will also find it a cure for depression only rivalled by the sight of Mr Fusspot eating his sticky toffee pudding. :)


Night Watch: (Discworld Novel 29) (Discworld series)
Night Watch: (Discworld Novel 29) (Discworld series)
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best, 17 Nov. 2013
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One of the best DiscWorld novels. Can't wait til the Watch series starts on the BBC. Vimes has to be the most complex and interesting character Pratchett has created.


Snuff: (Discworld Novel 39) (Discworld Novels)
Snuff: (Discworld Novel 39) (Discworld Novels)
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pratchett at his best, 10 Aug. 2012
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Terry Pratchett has created a whole new world in which we are privileged to participate.
The DiscWorld series started with the hilarious Rincewind, and it wasn't until halfway through the series that the Ankh Morpork City Watch started to unfold it's story.
Sam Vimes has gone from a drunkard to a steely commander of the Watch, never forgetting or leaving his humble origins, always championing right over law.
In Snuff he has to deal with prejudice in the South, confront the dangerous wilds of the countryside, and stop his manservant from slicing and dicing anyone who looks sideways at Sam or his family.

Pratchett has stated that the more recent books are more serious than the early ones, it's his world, and he tells it the way he wants, including his desire to tackle some of the thornier issues of our world.

Some people complain about this, but they are missing the point. Terry's ability to make us think about our own world and all it's faults, whilst providing a humorous yarn that we follow avidly speaks volumes.

Snuff is one of those books that grabs hold of your prejudices and gives a little twist, so you recognise them for what they are. Terry has given us wonderful literature, we just need to read and marvel. As Tears of the Mushroom says - 'hearts have given'


Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6
Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6
by Roland Hess
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but needs print adjustments, 21 July 2012
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A good simple book to work through, but the graphics need adjusting to suit print as they are too dark. The graphics are fine in the ebook version.


NEW DESIGN MINI ULTRA SLIM PC LAPTOP USB KEYBOARD FOR DELL VOSTRO 1014 1015 1088 1220 PA-12 1400 1500 1700 9T215 P-10K1501 SIEMENS5401 5411 6311 AMILO PRO V2045 NOVATECH L51II0 LIFEBOOK 500 600 CP293660-02 E4010 AMILO L7320G M1425
NEW DESIGN MINI ULTRA SLIM PC LAPTOP USB KEYBOARD FOR DELL VOSTRO 1014 1015 1088 1220 PA-12 1400 1500 1700 9T215 P-10K1501 SIEMENS5401 5411 6311 AMILO PRO V2045 NOVATECH L51II0 LIFEBOOK 500 600 CP293660-02 E4010 AMILO L7320G M1425

3.0 out of 5 stars Neat and tidy, but not the best construction, 24 Jan. 2012
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At less than £10 you can't really complain about this sort of hardware, but do be aware that it isn't the best built bit of kit in the world.
The shift keys on mine stuck, and that was down to them being slightly tight round the edges, and the springs not being fully attached.
I took mine apart, which isn't what I'd suggest most people do, and fixed the problem.

If you want a simple keyboard for occasional use with a laptop, then this should do the job. This is a membrane keyboard, so the keys aren't particularly good at tactile feedback.

For what I need, this is fine - it will be an additional keyboard used for specific programs, so I can put stickers all over the keys without worrying about damaging an expensive keyboard.


Ultrasonic Pain Relief Massager
Ultrasonic Pain Relief Massager

56 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Information for use, 26 May 2011
This review is from: Ultrasonic Pain Relief Massager
I haven't used this one yet, but am considering it.
With regard to reviewers, remember that:
You MUST use a gel with ultrasound. Ultrasound cannot travel far through air.
If no gel is used, the ultrasound waves get reflected back into the head, which will damage it.
Ultrasound should make no noise that's the whole point of 'ultra'
Don't use it on joint replacements unless advised to do so - metal absorbs heat generated by the ultrasound, and could be painful.
Ultrasound can also have an effect on the cement used in joint replacements - again , seek advice.
Move the head around - otherwise standing waves develop which can cause damage to your body.
(I'm a certified ultrasound user in sports therapy)
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