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The Thing (2011) (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
The Thing (2011) (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: 8.67

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The accompanying digital copy file was broken, 30 Jan 2014
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Picked this up cheap, primarily as I wanted to synch the digital copy via iTunes (for Apple TV).

However, on opening the case I was confronted with a message that the file had to be downloaded by 26/03/2013. It's January. 2014!

If this was food it'd be past its best.

I can't believe this was even advertised as having a "+ Digital Copy" when it doesn't.

Way to go, Amazon


Samsung LE40D550 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview (discontinued by manufacturer)
Samsung LE40D550 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview (discontinued by manufacturer)

1.0 out of 5 stars Died after 18 months and hardly any use, 28 April 2013
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I bought this as a second TV for our child's play room. It had around 300-350 hours of intermittent use over the last 18 months. One morning it was dead. No power. I changed the fuses and the remote batteries but nothing worked. There's no power button or anything similar on the device so once it goes, it goes. Awful


Facts are Sacred
Facts are Sacred
by Simon Rogers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.81

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't mistake this for a 'how to' manual, 19 April 2013
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This review is from: Facts are Sacred (Hardcover)
I purchased this on the back of a Guardian Tech Weekly podcast (12 Apr 2013) in which the author was being interviewed. In this, it was suggested that this book may be a useful 'how to' tool. This is only true to a point in that it talks about the theoretical arguments around data journalism, but it is less an instruction manual than I believed it to be. This misunderstanding was compounded by the lack of internal book preview feature before the purchase. The final chapter does offer some broad observations on data journalism practices, but it's not sustained or detailed.

Nevertheless, this is a beautiful coffee-table book in the style of David McCandless' data visualisations, e.g. Information is Beautiful (New Edition). It contains many of the high profile visualisations that have graced the pages of guardian.co.uk in recent years). Just don't come to this expecting to learn techniques and you won't be disappointed.


Batman: Haunted Knight
Batman: Haunted Knight
by Jeph Loeb
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, but short, 15 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Batman: Haunted Knight (Paperback)
This is an interesting but non-essential collection of 3 short stories from Loeb and Sale. If you've ever read the classic Long Halloween or Dark Victory, then this collection of Halloween specials act as the precursor to those lengthy volumes. However, don't expect anything like those bulky graphic novels as this is a pretty thin volume by comparison. Artwork is excellent and the stories are strong (referring Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens)


Batman: Battle for the Cowl
Batman: Battle for the Cowl
by Fabian Nicieza
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but not essential, 4 Mar 2012
It can be quite confusing to work out how this fits the continuity especially if you are familiar with Morrison's Batman & Robin side project in which Dick and Damian fight Jason (in both!)


World War Z
World War Z
by Max Brooks
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visceral!, 20 Jan 2012
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This might be the best zombie-based book I've read. Written in journal form, Brooks outlines a global response to the zombie infection with some truly memorable short stories that could be the basis for entire TV series or motion pictures.


Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Bundle (PS3)
Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Bundle (PS3)
Offered by SelectGames
Price: 69.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Next!, 17 Oct 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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Most people know what to expect with Guitar Hero games. For me the problem with the franchise comes with the quality of the plastic instruments. I had expected the new red guitar with the new game but this actually came with the World Tour guitar. If that wasn't an issue in itself the fact that I already had this one meant I didn't actually play with the guitar supplied with the 5 th game until some time after purchase, only to find that the wammy handle is so loose it is practically falling off.

My advice for people buying this franchise: fully test the instruments ASAP as you might end up like I did: with a guitar that prevents you from enjoying the game as you should be able to


Corsair CMFUSBSRVR-16GB 16GB Survivor USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Corsair CMFUSBSRVR-16GB 16GB Survivor USB 2.0 Flash Drive

4.0 out of 5 stars A durable USB device, 28 Aug 2009
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The first thing that grabs you about the Corsair Survivor is it's size and weight. The device comes with a rugged metallic external housing which measures about 83mm in length, 21mm wide with a circumference of about 83mm. This is not a small and discrete device, but then again, this is the "Survivor", capable of taking a number of bumps and falls without suffering any damage so perhaps the tough and bulky exterior is to be expected. Once removed from the the casing the actual USB drive is quite long and slender and feature a blue LED to let you know when data is being transferred.

Read time seemed good, I was able to play a 1.4 gb .avi movie file from the drive via a Sony PS3 without any noticeable lag in read performance. I tested the write speed of the drive with a few different files for comparison's sake. I transferred a single 550 mb .avi file via USB2 to the Survivor in 1 min 48 seconds. I then transferred a small 10.7 mb folder containing around 25 JPEG images to the drive in 13 seconds. I then transferred a larger 115 mb folder of mp3 files to the drive in 1 minute 31 seconds.

I then decided to repeat the above write examples. The 550 mb .avi file transferred in 1 min 44 seconds. The folder of images transferred in 11 seconds. The folder of mp3s transferred in 21.8 seconds. I'm not quite sure why there was a massive difference between the transfer speed of the mp3 files the second time around but this faster speed was more consistent with subsequent everyday use.

Overall, this drives writes data quick enough for most needs and reads data perfectly well. It may be a little bulky, but the pay off is in the tough exterior casing.


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