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Mathemagica - Math School, Prepare for elementary school exams, learn through flash cards, first to sixth grade over 200 math drills
Mathemagica - Math School, Prepare for elementary school exams, learn through flash cards, first to sixth grade over 200 math drills
Price: 0.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine app, 4 April 2013
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Nice app, with "Harry Potter" type feel to it. Keeps interest in the task. American, so money questions in nickels & dimes. Could do with an OK button before entering answer. Slight miss on the keypad will give a wrong digit and answer.


Osmos HD
Osmos HD
Price: 1.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cerebral challenge in applied kinetics with chillout soundtrack., 24 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Osmos HD (App)
This is quite a relaxing yet cerebral game.

You start as a tiny mote (imagine a small liquid sphere) and have to move around absorbing smaller notes when you come into contact with them and avoid being absorbed by contact with larger motes. To move you touch the screen and shoot out a small aliquot of yourself towards the point you touched. This provides thrust in the opposite direction. When you collide with a mote smaller than yours you absorb it gaining its mass. In most games your aim is to become the biggest mote. Others will collide and grow and your ejecta has an effect when it collides with other motes adding mass and kinetic energy. In this way other motes can be moved around the screen.

The game seems to follow the laws of kinetics and there are groups of levels which have "attractors" which act as gravity wells (Newton' s laws seem to apply hear too with all the motes in orbit around the attractor), repulsors (doing the opposite) and anti-matter where collisions with mass annihilates an equivalent volume. Time can be adjusted speeding up or slowing as desired.

Music is very relaxing ambient style.

On a par with tetris, but uses more brainpower with the kinetics rather than just spatial awareness.


Halloween
Halloween
by Glen Hirshberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted, 22 Aug 2012
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A great compilation of short (and not-so-short) stories. I won't list them all as other reviewers have done this already. They range from amusing to true horror and suspense, old (Sir Walter Scott & Edgar Allan Poe) to new. You can just picture Auntie Elspeth having fun telling her story. "Hornets" and the two "Hallowe'en Street" stories good. I've read many of Ray Bradbury's short stories but "The October Game" was a surpise. "The November Game" a worthy sequel. Not stories to read to the kids.

My only gripe is that there are a whole load of typos throughout the book.


3M Littmann Stethoscope Snap Tight Eartips
3M Littmann Stethoscope Snap Tight Eartips
Offered by Nightingale Nursing Supplies
Price: 11.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 37812, 22 Aug 2012
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Needed new eartips as one sprung off & got lost carrying my scope in my pocket. Wasn't quite sure which ones these were from the product info supplied on the page but needed them in a hurry. You get two eartips, the Littmann product reference for the ones received was 37812.


Stem The Tide
Stem The Tide
Price: 12.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Stem The Tide, 13 May 2012
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While I like Scottish music, I don't really follow the Folk scene. However, Paul, Sean & Ewan played as guests at a school concert and were great. Everyone really enjoyed the set so I bought their album. Good intelligent music, very enjoyable and skilled musicians. A variety of songs from Traditional, historical and political. Definitely recommend the band.


4M Green Science Windmill Generator
4M Green Science Windmill Generator
Price: 10.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent toy but with limitations, 18 May 2011
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Straightforward to put together. You need a small crosshead screw driver. Good instruction leaflet.

But most importantly you need a good strong wind. Like another reviewer, found it almost impossible to blow hard enough to turn the rotor when trying to drive the motor/generator. Turns very easily when the cogs are separated but the extra resistant to turn the generator and produce the current means you need a good strong wind to turn it. The instructions say a wind speed of 15-20mph, advising an open beach or up a hill (not an enclosed garden at home then).

Also thought it might be something to leave outside so that could be watched at night, but warning on box says rain will damage the electrics eventually (they are not enclosed in a watertight frame). I'd also suggest filling the drinks bottle with stones rather than water. If it gets blown over or knocked over then the water just floods the casing and electrics. Still works but had to be quick to dry it out. Strut for the tail fin bent when it fell too.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy little day pack with cute factor, 16 Dec 2010
Our 2 year old loves his "Beeeeeee". Gives him freedom to wander a bit more with control on the reins when needed. Definite cute factor with the hood up, which often goes up for the fun of it rather than the rain. Has capacity for a full pack of wipes and a few nappies or a hearty sized lunch, snacks and juice box. Difficult to shrug of even in the worst of tantrums.


Doctor Who 3D Red Supreme Dalek Bubble Bath 250ml
Doctor Who 3D Red Supreme Dalek Bubble Bath 250ml

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indestructible, 17 Jun 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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Bought for a 2 year old as a toy this is superb. Great value for money, even if you pour the bubble bath down the drain. Almost indestructible, even when carried about by the eye-stalk or plunger or dropped from a height. Good chunky size at 8 inches tall, and light enough not to cause damage to little toes when dropped.


Forty Signs of Rain
Forty Signs of Rain
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems like the first third of a larger volume., 13 May 2005
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I have read most of Kim Stanley Robinson's books since coming upon the Orange County books and enjoyed them greatly. I'm sorry to say that this was a disappointment. The quality of writing remains excellent, but as the characters and plot develop, you realise that you are 200 odd pages into the book, with ~100 remaining, and little has happened. I presume that this is the first in a series of books and the story will develop in "50 Degrees Below" out later this year. However, this would be like publishing the masterpiece "Red Mars" in thirds rather than one volume. Has this been a Publisher's decision rather than author?
A good first book in a series but standing alone is a little disappointing.


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