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OXFORD ANALOGUE MOTORCYCLE MOTORBIKE CLOCK, BLACK
OXFORD ANALOGUE MOTORCYCLE MOTORBIKE CLOCK, BLACK
Offered by NIGHTINGALES
Price: 25.64

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Storm Proof, 7 Oct 2013
I've had this for about two years - 10,000 miles - bolted to the clutch lever on Kawasaki GT550. I ride in all weathers and store the bike outside. The clock maintains perfect time. I've not disturbed it since fitting, not even to adjust for BST. It's survived snow and ice and torrential downpours.

I didn't trust the idea of velcro mounting, and used the velcro fixing as a means of shock dampening.

Luminescence is rubbish, though maybe that's down to the silly angle it's mounted at...

I've written this review cos I'm astonished at how the clock has survived the amount of abuse I subject it to.


44L Motorcycle Scooter Top Box Case Topbox Motorcycle Back Case Rear Luggage Storage Universal BY HOMCOM
44L Motorcycle Scooter Top Box Case Topbox Motorcycle Back Case Rear Luggage Storage Universal BY HOMCOM
Offered by MHSTAR
Price: 23.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Secure Fitting, 7 Oct 2013
My last top box was a loose fit on its mounting plate and eventually broke off at speed.

The fit for this box is very snug as others have mentioned. Which is a good thing.

The mounting plate has a flat underside so is very adjustable. Apply common sense when tightening it into place - I assume the mounting plate can be destroyed with injudicious tightening. Buy some spring washers.

I'm going to keep a close eye as it beds into place and at any sign of movement will buy 4 more nuts and bolts with 8 spring washers.

Four stars cos 3 is too few and 5 would be silly since I've only just fitted it, and to have a real opinion on it will take a year or two and several thou miles.


SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB MP3 Player with Radio and Expandable MicroSD/SDHC Slot - Black
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB MP3 Player with Radio and Expandable MicroSD/SDHC Slot - Black
Offered by AOT (VAT registered)
Price: 46.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 Mar 2013
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I bought this based on the good reviews, noticing that the 1 star reviewers had not read the enormous amount of advice provided by 5 star reviewers. I started it, loaded a few folders of music, saw that it was messing up filing and so rockboxed it within a day or two of purchase.
Flawless performance now over several months. Just got a 32GB MicroSD card, dragged 10GB onto it, disconnected player and there's my new 10GB just like it ought to be. No "refresh" lag as many report here who stick with the original firmware. Impressed.

Anyone thinking of buying this player should read the one star reviews and the comments that accompany them.

Thank you so much to those here who provide tech support on what is a really good player.


Oxford OF926 Large Aquatex Motorbike Cover
Oxford OF926 Large Aquatex Motorbike Cover
Price: 22.07

2.0 out of 5 stars Thin and doesn't like wind, 19 July 2011
I have used this continuously for about 16 months and it is getting more and more gaffer tape on it. The fabric is thin and is starting to disintegrate with age. I'm going to have to tape sections of tarp over it to get through next winter.
Buy something stronger...


LED Lenser P3BM Professional Key Ring Torch (Black) - Test It Pack
LED Lenser P3BM Professional Key Ring Torch (Black) - Test It Pack
Price: 13.87

5.0 out of 5 stars This is Lovely, 7 July 2011
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Six weeks after buying this torch I am back for a second, wanting a strong keyring torch.
I'm going to put number two in my motorbike backpack and forget about it till it is needed.

Four weeks ago I dropped this torch from 4 feet onto a slate floor. This would have broken many things but not this torch.
I nearly bought a maglite for half the price, but didn't.


Hi-Tec Men's Britton Hill Hiking Shoe
Hi-Tec Men's Britton Hill Hiking Shoe
Price: 33.61 - 60.00

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Tight, 27 Jun 2011
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As others have said, the sizing is out for these shoes. I am always a 10 but my foot touches the front of the shoe. I would guess that a 10 in this shoe is more like 9 and a half.
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Time's Up!: An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis
Time's Up!: An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis
by Keith Farnish
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.72

5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Anarcho-nihilism, 24 Feb 2010
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This book is not "eco fascism". When I used to read this sort of stuff in the 70s, as an angry young teen, it was referred to as "anarchism". Farnish make a fundamental error in this book: he looks out and identifies a problem which he defines as "civilisation". And he then offers as a solution the destruction of civilisation. But the problem lies in his own perception. He continually bemoans the lack of "connectedness" with life/nature/whatever and naively assumes that destroying "civilisation" will bring him greater connectedness. Keith - it won't; you'll still be the same deeply flawed, negative individual that you are now.

"Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars." (proverb)

Farnish is a mud seer, and erroneously assumes that destroying the prison will enable him to see the stars.

And he is deeply inhuman defining "survivors" as: "those who are really living, not those scrabbling around in a post-apocalyptic swill"
In Farnish land if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem, and if you are part of the problem you forfeit all rights.
Post apocalypse we won't need modern medicine and such like, we'll "just need to find the metaphorical dock leaf." So that's alright then.
And he is remorselessly patronising, never sure if he is pitching the book at the converted or some mindless drone who stupidly and unthinkingly is helping to keep civilisation afloat. "See this end of the shoelace, that's you that is; see that end, that's everything else" (approx quote)
The book is poorly written, poorly argued, badly constructed and a bit unnecessary really. It certainly shouldn't be classified as "green". Or is this sort of thing what "green" has become these days?
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Chill, A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory: Does Climate Change Mean the World is Cooling, and If So What Should We Do About It?
Chill, A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory: Does Climate Change Mean the World is Cooling, and If So What Should We Do About It?
by Peter Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in all respects., 17 Sep 2009
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This is a brilliant and a timely book. Taylor has gone to the peer reviewed literature and has constructed a masterful analysis suggesting that current warming trends are entirely down to natural cycles. As he says in the preface: "This book is, to the best of my knowledge,the first critical look at the science and politics of climate change by a committed environmentalist". And as such it is a refreshing change from much of the other 'sceptic' literature, dominated as it is by right wing, often very 'non green' commentators.
The book is in two parts. Part one goes for the science and discusses solar variation, ocean currents, clouds, ice caps, satellites, finishing with his conclusion that the earth is heading for a period of global cooling. Obviously a policy that is aimed at averting global warming is going to leave many communities vulnerable to a cooling trend. Taylor reckons on CO2 as having perhaps a 15% role as a climate driver, so mitigation strategies will be costly and misplaced.
Part two looks at the politics, discussing computer models, and how we got this far down the road of 'man made global warming'. A good critique here of the rise of NGOs to being the sort of corporate bodies that they would have lobbied against so vigorously a few decades ago.
Taylor finishes with a call for the development of local resilience. Climate change can go in either direction, and those communities which will cope the best will be those resilient enough to ride with whatever blows climate throws at them.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It should be read by environmentalists on both sides of the climate change debate, as well as by those 'sceptics', who want to add the best book on the subject to their libraries.


Global Warming and Other Bollocks
Global Warming and Other Bollocks
by Stanley Feldman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

41 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Illiterate Twaddle, 27 July 2009
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I'm sceptical of some of the science underlying the man made global warming scare. And sceptical of some of the mitigation strategies advanced. This review concentrates only on the global warming section of the book, 73 pp out of 328 pp. If you want a good intro to the AGW debate, get Climate of Extremes by Michaels et al. If you want a notionally similar book to this one but streets ahead in all ways get Scared to Death by Booker/North.
The AGW section is written by Stanley Feldman, proudly proclaiming himself to be a professor on the cover of the book in the same way as a TV actor in an advert wears a white coat. Feldman's emeritus chair is in Anaesthesia, which does not disqualify him from writing about climate science but hardly needs to be shouted about.
Reading this section, it feels like Feldman has gone to the sceptic literature, including its worst examples, and has done a poor, non referenced, rehash aimed at around the Daily Sport end of the intellectual market.
It is not good enough in a work of 'popular science' to present opinion as fact, and 'evidence' without references. Feldman is barely able to string a sentence together, let alone an argument, and waffles on and contradicts himself, and repeats himself until he decides he has finished, when he stops. This is one of my favourite bits - re the Arctic ice cap:
"Even if it melted entirely - a very unlikely proposition because it is a gigantic iceberg - it will not cause more than a few millimetres rise in sea level as all but its visible surface is already under water" p51.
And there is much more in similar vein.
There is some good quality material about for those who wish to read the sceptic's side of the AGW debate. This load of simplistic tosh does a grave disservice to the debate in general.
My favourite piece of Feldman speak - from his ghastly 'Globalisation' chapter: "Against this background, the pleas of those who protest at globalisation and of those who advocate a massive reduction in industrialisation in case it causes the ice caps to melt are trying to turn back the clock of progress" p295
This book will appeal to those who are already entirely convinced that anthropogenic global warming is not occurring, and find stuff like 'science' or 'reading' a bit too difficult for them. I should have trusted the reviewer who advised me to steer clear on the strength of the title.
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Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media
Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media
by Patrick J. Michaels
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.62

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - But Now Updated and Rewritten, 30 Mar 2009
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Meltdown is an excellent introduction to the climate change debate. But since early 2009, Michaels' new book 'Climate of Extremes' has come out which is basically a substantial rewrite and update of Meltdown. Both are worth reading, but if you just want the one - go for C of E, because it is up to date.


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