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LaCie 9000464EK 2TB FUEL USB 3.0/Wi-Fi Portable Wireless Storage
LaCie 9000464EK 2TB FUEL USB 3.0/Wi-Fi Portable Wireless Storage
Offered by LambdaTek ComponentShop
Price: £186.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless as a wireless device., 24 May 2016
Complete garbage. Not worth bothering with.

this device is next to useless. I purchased it and spent forever getting it to connect to my Windows Laptop. Transferring files to it was easy, but trying to connect to it wirelessly was beyond a joke. We tried 1 Macbook Pro, 1 iPad, 2 Android Tablets, 2 Android Smart Phones. Nothing wanted to connect. Only the Macbook could see the wireless, but each time it connected the connection dropped out within a few minutes despite being on the same table top as the Lacie Fuel.

When you consider how much they want for this and how unreliable it is, the only thing you can conclude is that it simply isn't value for money. Utter garbage. It is literally a greatly overpriced plug in hard drive now. Has zero use as a wireless system. Would advise give it a very wide birth.


Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless Music System - Black
Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless Music System - Black
Price: £279.95

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Connectivity is awful - useless product., 25 Dec. 2015
I have one of these and they are a total waste of money.

The sound is fine if you can get it to maintain a stable connection, but i can't, it drops out constantly. I have a 1 year old Macbook Pro (highest spec) and a commercial level router (i get wifi at the bottom of my garden on my laptop). Yet i cannot get a reliable connection with the Bose device despite it being in the same house, and often in the same room as the router.

They are so buggy, with the music dropping out as to drive you to distraction. It is the last bose devise i'll buy.
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Discourses Concerning Government (Liberty Fund Studies in Political Theory)
Discourses Concerning Government (Liberty Fund Studies in Political Theory)
by Algernon Sidney
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Similar to John Locke (Two Treatises) in aim, an excellent and important work in its own right., 14 Dec. 2015
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This is a beautifully written book. Sidney, as a very well read and educated man, preparing this text in the late 1600s has a wonderful style. It was a pleasure to read.

To understand this work, it would help if you are familiar with Patriarcha, the work produced by Sir Robert Filmer. This work is essentially a response to the arguments that Filmer includes in his booklet.

In terms of the structure and nature of the work, Sidney does tend to repeat himself, and the probably gives us some indication of how he approached his response and the duration of the work. Unless you are familiar with the claims made by Filmer, you may find yourself somewhat lost. However, this work, in a similar vein to that by John Locke (Two Treatises) is of great value. It shows the evolution and embedding of republican thought against monarchy. It presents good arguments for the right of men to choose their own path and to determine their own leaders, arguments that IMO defeat those presented by Filmer very soundly.

This work was important in its time and had a greater influence i suspect in the US (colonies of the time). You can certainly see the ideas of Sidney, Locke, and Lilburne represented in the writings and thoughts of the American Founding Fathers.


Early Mormonism and the Magic World View
Early Mormonism and the Magic World View
by D. Michael Quinn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.81

5.0 out of 5 stars then i'd highly recommend this work, 14 Dec. 2015
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What D. Michael Quinn has done here is quite astonishing. The level of detail this book goes into in piecing together the life and influences available to Joseph Smith is truly impressive. This is supported by detailed referencing. If you want to really see the world in which Joseph Smith grew up and lived, then i'd highly recommend this work.


Sony 65S8005C 3D Curved screen 4K 65-inch Ultra HD TV (Android TV, 4K Processor, 4K X-Reality Pro, Motionflow XR 800 Hz, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Black
Sony 65S8005C 3D Curved screen 4K 65-inch Ultra HD TV (Android TV, 4K Processor, 4K X-Reality Pro, Motionflow XR 800 Hz, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Black
Offered by DA TECH PRO
Price: £1,839.00

16 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great picture, but the rest is just a navigation and display nightmare., 9 Nov. 2015
This is my forth big flat screen TV. I've wall mounted it (like the last three). The big difference this time is i've moved over from Samsung to Sony. I was a bit wary doing this, but the rep at the store did a pretty decent demo of some of the functionality so i was persuaded.

Well, it is up now and i've been using it for two days. Here are my thoughts so far:

1. No where near as easy to navigate as the Samsung i had before. The menu options are complicated at times and the remote control has a lot of options that seem to overlap.

2. This TV offers more, yet accessing it and getting it to work is not easy. I have a lot of tech, Macbooks and Thunderbolts, multiple Windows laptops, and other tech. You become familiar with them pretty quickly. This new TV seems a bit buggy IMO.

3. USB sucks. I transferred my entire DVD collection to a portable hard drive. I also added a massive collection of sports DVD's and Instructional Training DVDs. They all sit neatly in main and sub folders on the drive. For the last few years it worked beautifully on the old Samsung (circa 4 years old). On the new Sony it is awful. First, even though the USB drive is connected, you can't find the USB port option listed as such. Second, once you figure out where it is, the transfer speed so you can actually see the folder titles is incredibly slow, brutal to be frank. I can sit there for minutes waiting for it to load and watch as one after the other the titles with a thumbnail gradually populate the screen.

Further, the thumbnails are big, i'm looking at it now and have just 8 to a 65 inch screen, most of which have still not loaded despite me selecting the drive and accessing it prior to logging in to Amazon and starting this review. So far i have just one of the 8 thumbnails up (yes it truly is that slow).

Main and sub folder issues fit in as a problem here too. I have 6 main folders, in them are sub folders, so i could have Black and White movies, and within that folder, sub folders such as Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd etc. However, forget being organised. The Sony just dumps them all up together, so despite having 6 neat folders and carefully organised sub folders, instead what appears on screen is about 60% of the content of the drive all randomly displayed ignoring the parent root relationship between the folders. As for order, Episode 1 Episode 16, Episode 13, Episode 9 - forget the order it is haphazard and i cannot see any logic behind this as all of the file names on some of my training DVD's are identical except for the episode number.

4. Picture - This is excellent. The image quality is superb and if it would only allow me to use my media properly and was a little more structured in terms of navigating the options then this would make a huge difference to the scores. The picture quality is very rich. I watched a wildlife show and the level of detail was such that other than actually going on safari and looking out through the window of a jeep at an animal ten feet from the vehicle, this was about as good as it gets. The TV scores very highly on this.

5. Apps - I've not used many, so i'll write an update in the future when i've road tested them a lot more. Today i've used Youtube a lot, and it is a bit feeble. The TV is connected to wifi. I have super fast broadband, at about 50MBps. The router is powerful and kicks out right to the bottom of my garden and it is just 15 feet from the TV, yet the YT app constantly lost connection and had to be restarted.

This TV has an awful lot more on it, games access, stacks of apps, internet access etc. But THERE IS NO USER MANUAL. There is only the set up manual, so once the TV is set up you're left with a remote control full of buttons that you have no idea what most of them do. You also have a separate Internet Control that does Voice control and acts as a mouse. Again, no instructions (hence at least half of today wasted on Youtube).

Overall, great picture, but seriously, this is not remotely customer friendly. Heaven help anyone that isn't tech savvy.
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Bamboozled by the "CES Letter"
Bamboozled by the "CES Letter"
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why pay for information the Church produces for free and represents their authoritative position?, 18 Sept. 2015
I'd give this zero stars if i could.

The CES Letter is available free of charge online as a PDF download. A website with a lot of information dealing with LDS issues is Mormonthink.com.

However, from the LDS side, LDS apologists have engaged in discussions directly with Jeremy Runnels and published their responses openly and available for FREE! So why waste money to buy a Kindle book by Michael Ash when you can read the responses by LDS scholars online for nothing.

Further, the back and forth between LDS scholars and the considerable work undertaken by Jeremy Runnell's is frequently updated. I see no reason to buy a book that will likely be out of date quickly. Further, i see no reason why Mr Ash feels the need to charge for information that he feels might save the souls of Latter-Day Saints going through a faith crisis?

Further, having read both sides of this debate in considerable detail, Mr Ash incorrectly describes the CES Letter as:

"bamboozled by the “CES Letter“ are Latter-day Saints who were blind-sided by scholarly-sounding interpretations of challenging data. In my opinion, however, the “CES Letter” creates a caricature of Mormonism. The arguments are fundamentally flawed and do not accurately represent either Mormonism or the only logical interpretations of the data. "

The CES Letter IS well researched and has likely been instrumental in the LDS church putting out response essays FOR FREE on the church website. The attempt to characterise the work of Mr Runnell's as flawed, and a caricature of mormonism is IMO a base and inaccurate remark that reflects poorly on Mr Ash.

Many of the issues Mr Runnell's brings to light have now been confirmed as factual by the LDS church, and these include;

1. Did Joseph Smith practice plural marriage - The LDS Church says yes and confirms at least 33 wives.
2. Did Joseph Smith marry other mens wives (wife sharing known as Polyandry) - the LDS church says Yes (read the LDS essay on plural marriage in Kirkland and Nauvoo on lds.org)
3. Did Joseph Smith produce multiple and varied versions of the first vision - LDS church says yes.
4. Did Joseph Smith lie about the existence of Plural Marriage to members of the church for 12 years - Yes.
5. Are the translations of the facsimiles contained in LDS scriptures and provided by Joseph Smith an accurate translation of those documents - No, not even remotely, they are utterly wrong and bear zero resemblance to what the facsimiles actually say.
6. Is there DNA evidence to support the idea of Lehi and his descendants in the Americas? - No, there is zero evidence.
7. Is there any verified or peer assessed Archaeological evidence for the BOM - No, there is zero evidence.

In short, all of the information the church and groups like FAIR have compiled to respond to the CES Letter is available for free online. Why line the pockets of Mr Ash for information that is available for free from authoritative LDS sources.


The Age of Reason
The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Justifiably a classic. Thomas Paine was one of the ..., 14 Dec. 2014
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Justifiably a classic. Thomas Paine was one of the most influential writers in history. Although slightly repetitive in parts, it is of considerable value.


Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 1: The Revised Oxford Translation: Revised Oxford Translation v. 1 (Bollingen Series (General))
Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 1: The Revised Oxford Translation: Revised Oxford Translation v. 1 (Bollingen Series (General))
by Aristotle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Dec. 2014
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Great to read. A pleasure to own.


Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 2: The Revised Oxford Translation: Revised Oxford Translation v. 2 (Bollingen Series (General))
Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 2: The Revised Oxford Translation: Revised Oxford Translation v. 2 (Bollingen Series (General))
by Aristotle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.22

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Dec. 2014
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Just beautiful.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Dec. 2014
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Great case. Still working fine 16 months in.


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