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Sonnics 500GB External Hard Drive 2.5 inch USB powered for PC/Laptops/Mac/Playstation 3 - Silver
Sonnics 500GB External Hard Drive 2.5 inch USB powered for PC/Laptops/Mac/Playstation 3 - Silver

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Working well on OSX with one minor glitch., 9 Oct. 2015
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I have two USB powered hubs, one a Belkin, one a "Trust" and they won't work from the "Trust" one.
They just click away ("they" because I bought two) on the Trust, the single (bright) red light flickering regularly.
When plugged into the Belkin the light goes constant after a few seconds.
I'm guessing the power levels on the two hubs are different, perhaps.
Both hubs are directly connected to an iMac, they arent daisy chained.

The boxes come with the most minimal documentation ever seen, eg zero. You get the disk, and a USB Y cable that plugs into the disk at one end, and a dual ended USB at the other. They are working fine with just one plugged in, I tried two connections in case it was a power issue on the other hub and it needed one USB just for power, but that made no difference, they just don't seem to like it.

Other than that, they are working well (one week in) and speeds seem OK though I've not done any benchmarks.


Hard Vacuum
Hard Vacuum
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written ..., 9 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Hard Vacuum (Kindle Edition)
... so bad, its almost fascinating.
The heroine uses her "ReadyNet" to access practically something every other paragraph. That's fine, its the internet of its time, but does the author need to mention it every time? Yep, apparently so.
The heroine's name is Kyra. And there's no danger of forgetting that, since her name is mentioned in pretty much every single paragraph, and every others sentence. Think I'm exaggerating? Read a sample and see.
And thats the writing. As for the plot ... oh dear. Super smart mercenary does super smart things to kill half the terrorists and then goes and gets drunk before setting off to kill the rest. And like James Bond-like, whilst killing them (before and after drunk) she has plenty of time to make punning quips.
Oh dear.


The Unexpected Gift of Joseph Bridgeman (The Downstream Diaries Book 1)
The Unexpected Gift of Joseph Bridgeman (The Downstream Diaries Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time travel story you can't put down, 15 Sept. 2015
This is a great time travel story focussed on people rather than science, with a great characterisation of the main character who,without me giving away any spoilers, has a particular thing he needs to fix in his past, so it's all about that and the issues this causes with friends and family as he stumbles around trying to fix it, causing other repercussions.

I read this as it came out in individual episodes,which was very frustrating since I had to wait weeks between each episode, so this fixes that but does have the downsize you may lose out on sleep as you might need to read it all in one sitting to avoid the suspense between episodes !

So as I said this is a people focussed story, so don't expect aliens, super computers or warp speed spaceships, just an enthralling story, which takes the paradoxical effects of time travel into account very neatly.

One last comment, I found episode one to be the slowest, it really gets going after that, so once you are half way through chapter or is it episode 2 expect to be hooked, so bear with it at the start.


You Were Never Really Here
You Were Never Really Here

5.0 out of 5 stars A good, if somewhat short story, 4 Sept. 2015
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A good, if somewhat short story, could really do with a follow up, what happens next once he starts on his 'task'


Reality Hack
Reality Hack
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4.0 out of 5 stars LIked it, needs a episode 2, which I hope is coming?, 4 Sept. 2015
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A good read but really needs at least one more in the series as you are left sort of hanging wondering what happens next.


Downstream - Episode 7: A time travel story
Downstream - Episode 7: A time travel story

5.0 out of 5 stars A great finale to an excellent series, 4 Sept. 2015
A fitting finish to an excellent series, with a little frisson of a possible separate follow up, but still a neat wrap up, so the series is self contained.

I think I reviewed book one, and now I'm reviewing book 7 to confirm this is a great read overall. I actually found book 1 the weakest and am very glad I went for book 2 because from that point on the pace really picked up and the series became unputdownable.

So if you are reading this review to see what the series as a whole is like, I'd say its definitely worth starting, but obviously, dont start here, start with episode 1 !!


Once Dead (The Rho Agenda Inception Book 1)
Once Dead (The Rho Agenda Inception Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roller coaster of a story with two enjoyable follow ups, 31 July 2015
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Great story with two equally matched and enjoyable follow ups (two so far....?), but it can be read stand alone if you dont want to get locked into a long series, it does have a proper ending rather than a cliffhanger.


The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read., 31 July 2015
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Great story, a bit like "Replay" in a way but with its own unique twist. And as its in the first person, its great to have a story where you can empathise with the protagonist.


Dixit Board Game
Dixit Board Game
Price: £17.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and enjoyable game to play, 31 July 2015
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Simple and enjoyable game, suitable for most ages, I'd say perhaps 8 or 9 and up. Did splash out on a couple of extension packs almost straight away. A game takes perhaps an hour or so.


Hollow World
Hollow World
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent off beat sci fi., 31 July 2015
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Great story, with a unique premise, but leaves you hanging, though it is self contained, its crying out for a sequel.


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