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Perfidia
Perfidia
Price: £5.69

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Despite the high body count a ,yawn-inducer, 9 Nov 2014
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This review is from: Perfidia (Kindle Edition)
Far too long and self indulgent. Stylistic tics make it a very tiring read.


Arduino Project Handbook: Volume one: Complete Guide to Creating with the Arduino
Arduino Project Handbook: Volume one: Complete Guide to Creating with the Arduino
by Mark Geddes
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best, 9 Nov 2014
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This is simply the best starting point for the novice Arduino owner. I look forward to the appearance of his second volume.


Electronics fans component package Kit For Arduino Sarter Courses
Electronics fans component package Kit For Arduino Sarter Courses
Offered by Hielec(Ship from China)
Price: £2.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and quick delivery, 9 Nov 2014
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If you need these particular components this is a very good way to get them. The caps for switches are a nice touch (no pun intended!) and make your project look much more finished. Orange LEDs are very nice, my wife really liked the colour! My only reservation is that perhaps some 220 Ohm resistors might have been more useful (in an Arduino LED context) than some of those included.
My order came quite quickly from China and the whole thing was amazingly cheap. So if this is what you want, don't hesitate.


Audi 100 and A6 (1991-97) Service and Repair Manual (Haynes Service and Repair Manuals)
Audi 100 and A6 (1991-97) Service and Repair Manual (Haynes Service and Repair Manuals)
Price: £16.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for Audi owners, 27 Sep 2014
Bought this for the details of the Diesel engine as fitted in the early Volvo V70s. Very useful.


The Science of Cheese
The Science of Cheese
by Michael H. Tunick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.04

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An informative book by a real enthusiast, 9 May 2014
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This is an enormously informative work (particularly on the chemistry of cheese odours). It also contains some truly disgusting information about cheese-mites and how some regard them as a gourmet delicacy! I would have given it 5 stars, except that its American provenance means it doesn't use metric units, and the American mistrust of raw-milk cheeses means that not enough space is devoted to some of the greatest cheeses of all.


Hario siphon exposed for only a paper filter (100 pieces) CF-103E (japan import)
Hario siphon exposed for only a paper filter (100 pieces) CF-103E (japan import)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't want to Worry about maintaining the Hario cloth filter, 9 May 2014
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The Hario comes with a cloth filter & filter holder which gives excellent results. However, keeping the cloth filter in good condition is a bit of a pain (it can go mouldy in time), and one can buy a replacement filter holder which takes these filters. They are of unbleached paper and don't seem to taint the coffee in any way. Purists might argue that more of the coffee oils might pass through a cloth filter, but I can't tell the difference and these are much more convenient. After use they go into the composter and seem to be greatly relished by the worms!


Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Hub with 15W Power Adapter for UK Mains (Terminus Technology FE2.1 Chipset. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux support. Full USB 1.1 backwards and USB 3.0 forwards compatibility)
Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Hub with 15W Power Adapter for UK Mains (Terminus Technology FE2.1 Chipset. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux support. Full USB 1.1 backwards and USB 3.0 forwards compatibility)
Offered by Plugable Technologies
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 20 Dec 2013
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I bought this to use with a Raspberry Pi since that device is very power-sensitive and certain brands of hub have been known to cause problems. This is not a cheap product but one's first impression of reassuring solidity is borne out by its stable performance under heavy power demand. I was sufficiently pleased by its performance to purchase another for a friend -- enough said!


Rowenta DG8960 Silence Steam Generator, 6 Bar
Rowenta DG8960 Silence Steam Generator, 6 Bar
Price: £150.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great -- powerful and very quiet, 18 Oct 2013
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This is based on comments by my ironing lady. She had used several steam generators in Germany and told me that buying one would halve the time she spent ironing. This is so. The added bonus is the quietness of this particular model -- apparently other are noisy -- background pump noises and eruptive sounds when generating steam blasts. This is very quiet.
Seems well engineered, comprehensive instructions. My ironer particularly appreciated the satety catch which fits over the nose of the iron for storage and carrying (blue in the illustration) -- apparently many other models don't have this -- she thought it a major safety plus. Haven't had to descale it yet (live in soft water area) but process seems easy.
Not cheap, but a solid piece of kit that perform well.


Coffee Master 5-Cup Syphon / Vacuum Glass Coffee Maker
Coffee Master 5-Cup Syphon / Vacuum Glass Coffee Maker
Offered by Sourcing4U Limited
Price: £59.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value, 24 Jun 2013
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I bought one of these for myself Christmas 2012 and have used it every day since then. Tried both the cloth and paper filters, latter avoid problem of keeping cloth in good condition but either method brings out the full flavour of gourmet coffee. Either is better at blocking grounds than the glass rod in a Cona machine. I replaced the spirit burner with a small butane burner -- much more control over the process, and bought a Hario hand grinder to complement the machine -- it's worth experimenting with the grind, and best to keep to low to mid-roast beans..
In response to earlier reviews, yes, there will always be a little water left in the base. This means that if you make a small amount of coffee you need to add proportionately more coffee to keep the strength up.
I don't understand the remarks about 'boiled' flavour -- coffee in the upper part doesn't boil, the apparent boiling is steam passing through the coffee. Users may find it helpful to experiment with the length of time between (virtually) all the water passing into the upper part and removing the heat source.
A great machine at a great price.


Battery for Samsung GT-E1360C GT-E2100 GT-E2100C GT-E2120 GT-E2210 3.7V 850mAh
Battery for Samsung GT-E1360C GT-E2100 GT-E2100C GT-E2120 GT-E2210 3.7V 850mAh

5.0 out of 5 stars Hassle-free replacement, 27 Feb 2013
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It's hard to tell one battery from another, but far this seems to offer a significantly longer life between charges.


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