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Asus X555LA-XX2282T 15.6-Inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-4005, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10)
Asus X555LA-XX2282T 15.6-Inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-4005, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10)
Price: £259.92

4.0 out of 5 stars Good not great., 1 Jun. 2016
Good all round except build quality which is flimsy.

Aurora 6W GU10 Ultra Bright LED Light Bulbs Warm White 3000k 50W Equivalent (Higher Quality than other 6W LED GU10 Energy Saving Lamps)
Aurora 6W GU10 Ultra Bright LED Light Bulbs Warm White 3000k 50W Equivalent (Higher Quality than other 6W LED GU10 Energy Saving Lamps)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The future now., 13 Jan. 2012
I have a house with 120 50 watt halogen bulbs, that is 6000 watts if all rooms are lit. I have huge electricity bills. LED bulbs are the way forward as they use only 5-6 watts each - they also last for years and are good for the environment. I have to date bought 9 bulbs and am replacing them as and when old ones need to be changed. The Aurora GU10 is superb and gives a nice warm bright light. Delivery on this product has also been very good often arriving the next day after being ordered, and being delivered for free. 111 bulbs to go.

Enigma [VHS] [2001]
Enigma [VHS] [2001]
Offered by pkeylock
Price: £9.98

17 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do something better with your life, 20 July 2009
This review is from: Enigma [VHS] [2001] (VHS Tape)
Imagine a film made in Hollywood about the second world war concerning a secret device called radar. Unfortunately this secret is about to be betrayed because of the actions of a duplicious English spy. I think that if something like this were attempted there would be outrage, and rightly so. This film deals with the Enigma machine devised by the Germans prior to WW2 as an unbreakable code machine to be used in wartime. It is however compromised and a large part of the initial work was done in Poland by Polish mathematicians. When Poland was invaded the vital and significant breakthroughs made were unconditionally shared with the allies shortening the war by an estimated 2 years. Because of secrecy surrounding the Enigma machine decades elasped before anything at all was said about it and even then few people understand the massive contribution made by cracking the Enigma code. A Hollywood film on the subject would have been a supreme opportunity to deal with a very deserving subject and simply telling the truth would in itself have been more than enough to have made a fantastic film. Instead the film portrays a Pole as a spy. The sheer injustice of such a storyline casts a very long shadow over what is in any event a very mediocre film. There are films out there based upon the events of WW2 that are worth seeing, Katyn being a recent example if you are interested in a Polish theme. Enigma is a wasted opportunity.
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Time Out Shortlist Krakow 1st edition
Time Out Shortlist Krakow 1st edition
by Time Out Guides Ltd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know and more, 15 July 2009
Krakow is Poland's most visited city and deserves better guides than those available at the moment. At last someone has written a guide worthy of the city. Most tourists will visit the old town square, maybe walk around the Planty, visit the Wawel and then possibly go and visit Kazimierz. There is in fact a lot more to this ancient city and this guide opens up places like Podgorze and Kleparz which are worthy of exploration. In the eyes of some Poland is still a far away country that we know little of. This guide dispels such prejudices and opens up a fascinating city. An essential purchase.

Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory
Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory
by Norman Davies
Edition: Hardcover

71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A battle for the truth., 13 Jan. 2007
This book addresses a basic but to date un-remedied defect consistently present in most books written about World War Two. Now that in excess of sixty years have passed since the war's end fresh, un-biased books on this most complicated and emotional of subjects are still few and far between. In particular from an English speaking perspective, one is still given the strong impression that Nazi Germany was beaten in equal measure by the combined efforts of Britain, America and the Soviet Union together with its associated allies such as the Poles, French and others. The reality is a good deal more surprising than such an orthodox view would suggest and to this end Norman Davies comprehensively and in a very readable manner dispels such myths. The book is also multifaceted in its perspective giving a comprehensive view of the war as fought in Europe, (the book is not an account of the Pacific conflict). It is rare for one book to cover the catalogue of World War Two issues documented here, it is rarer still to find such matters written about in a compelling, accessible yet scholarly way. In this regard, the book is a towering achievement and must have presented a massive task to compile. As you progress through the book, Davies repeatedly demonstrates that in essence the lion's share of fighting was done in the Eastern Front where both sides employed the most barbaric of practices to destroy their enemy and to compel their men (and women)to fight under the most grisly and inhuman of circumstances; and where on balance the Soviet Union under Stalin was prepared to go further than anyone else to gain the upper hand. One is therefore faced with accepting that World War Two whilst perceived by most people as a battle between good and evil was in reality a battle between an extreme and criminally culpable Nazi Germany and an even more extreme and more criminally culpable Stalinist Soviet Union that ultimately resolved the conflict. The contribution of others, such as Britain and the US whilst significant was not ultimately decisive. As a result of secrecy, clever propaganda, an unwillingness to criticise an ally and a general naivete of those in positions of influence in Britain and the US, Soviet criminality remained unexposed for decades and even to this day is not properly appreciated. Such revelations when properly explained as they have been by Davies simply take your breath away. On a rare occasion a book deserves something more than five stars. This is one such rare occasion.
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The Rough Guide to Canada (fully revised and updated 5th edition)
The Rough Guide to Canada (fully revised and updated 5th edition)
by Tim Jepson
Edition: Paperback

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Out of date and too sketchy, 30 Aug. 2006
As others have pointed out this book is already out of date. I have returned from a visit to Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Nova Scotia and too often listings for restaurants and hotels were out of date or just wrong. In addition, the level of detail in this book was poor with areas I visited not being covered properly; the problem is I suspect that Canada is itself simply too vast to be properly covered by one book. The guide in general is not a particularly gripping read although the use of inserts about general or historical matters works well. You would do better to buy a guide that concentrates on the area (s) you are intending to visit.

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