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Pocket Reference: Raspberry Pi Programming
Pocket Reference: Raspberry Pi Programming
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting dash through a range of surprising possibilities, 27 Dec 2013
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I'm glad I bought this book - it was low priced - and I scanned through it in 20 minutes - I shall be back to study bits in more detail. It gives worked examples of a whole pile of things you can do with a Raspberry Pi - however if you know nothing, it reads more like a 'when you grow up will be able to do stuff like this' kind of book although it does point to instruction manuals/books liberally throughout.

There are a lot of simple worked examples you can copy, and a whole pile that are too complex to emulate on any basis but blind faith - then you get a taste is all. Nothing to feel too self satisfied about.

The authors first language isn't English I'm guessing, "In this scenario, we need 3 resistor." ... but you get used to that quickly and it doesnt get in the way.

It does fire the imagination somewhat, has loads of pictures/examples and for a first read it doesn't talk down to the reader at all.


The Social Engineering Network:  The Darker Side of Facebook
The Social Engineering Network: The Darker Side of Facebook
Price: 2.71

3.0 out of 5 stars a short primer on protecting your e-identity, 8 Oct 2012
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worth reading but aimed at the less experienced whilst straying too far into jargon (VPN, keylogger, phishing) however I learned stuff despite knowing the jargon. photos taken indoors that reveal where I live ..oo yes!


Actually Factually (Buster Books)
Actually Factually (Buster Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars short but unsettlingly enlightening, 5 Jan 2012
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It seems that perhaps all of those strange but `true` things that made you marvel at the wonders of the world... weren't at all.

common sense 1 magical mystery 0

I should really have deducted a star for that.


Draper 38716 33-Piece Security Bit Set
Draper 38716 33-Piece Security Bit Set
Price: 8.27

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5.0 out of 5 stars useful range of security bits, 23 Nov 2011
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Comes in rubberised box which is compact and secure, you get the bits (standard hexagonal mount) with a magnetic extender.


Faces in Time: A Time Travel Thriller
Faces in Time: A Time Travel Thriller
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5.0 out of 5 stars A time travel thriller without technobabble. Judge and rejudge the characters right to the last page., 29 Sep 2011
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I started this book as I like time travel. It becomes a thriller interspersed with wonderfully experienced world observation. The author has new ideas about time paradox and wraps this in a complex and temporarily (pun intended) multithreaded story that resolves itself in the last chapter in a blindingly revelating clarity that makes you slap your own forehead in its precision. This is a journey from the perspective of a time traveller who doesnt himself know what he will do only what he is trying to do. Trust the author, the chapters do all end in the same place (sorta!).A wonderful book. Read it all.


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