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Hyper Pet 4 Tennis Ball Launcher
Hyper Pet 4 Tennis Ball Launcher
Offered by Pets Galore Coulsdon Ltd
Price: £27.18

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as a basic flinger, 25 Aug. 2015
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In its favour: you can indeed store four balls in the frame, and pick them up from the ground into the rack. The Hyper-Pet balls are slightly smaller than standard tennis balls, but standard ones will work.

Against: you need to take the ball out of the frame, then put it in the sling, to fire. So your off-hand gets covered with dog drool every shot.

The elastic isn't stiff enough. I can easily draw the sling all the way back to my face, but even when I do that I get less distance than I do with a basic "Dog Ball Launcher" available right here on Amazon for much less money. (And that's also longer, so you can pick up balls in it without stooping as far, and lighter.)

The Hyperdog 4 looks nifty keen, but it's outperformed by a five quid lump of plastic. With 2-3◊ the strength of elastic it might be worth it.


UniData WPU-7800 Wireless Wifi VoIP Phone
UniData WPU-7800 Wireless Wifi VoIP Phone

5.0 out of 5 stars The best cheap WiFi VoIP phone still available, 8 Mar. 2013
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Now that the UTStarCom GF-210 has gone out of production, this seems to be the cheapest WiFi VoIP (not Skype) phone that's still available. The OS is a bit perverse in that embedded-device way, but it gets the job done, and voice quality is fine. The embedded web server makes configuration and contact management trivial. Works well with Asterisk.


Domain Names: A Practical Guide
Domain Names: A Practical Guide
by Simon Halberstam
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful non-technical guide, primarily for lawyers, 10 Dec. 2002
This slim volume is intended primarily for lawyers expecting to be involved in domain name cases; it deals with the legal precedent covering domain names, procedural issues (just what is involved with a domain name registration), and current best practice. As such, it would also be useful to businessmen wishing to register a domain name with a minimum of disputation.
Ths book is split into six major parts: choosing and registering a domain name, selling or transferring a domain name, changing registration information, domain name disputes, frequently asked questions, and appendices.
The writing style is lucid throughout, though the flow of text is somewhat impaired by its being divided into short sections (very few longer than a page). Each section is uniquely numbered, making citation of this book a painless procedure.
The first part of the book introduces domain names in a non-technical way, and describes both the types of name that can be registered (including the misused country codes, such as .tv, becoming popular in some circles) and the companies available to assist with this. It also covers the registration of a domain name as a trademark: when it is wise to attempt this, when it is possible, and the way in which it should be done.
The second part covers the purchase of a domain name alr eady owned by another - the reasons why one would wish to, and the means by which one can do so. The second chapter deals with the mechanics of domain name transfers, whether purely between owners or between registrars, including best-practice notes on minimising the likelihood of a dispute. The final, very substantial, chapter concerns the valuation of a domain name, by categorising types of domain use (a taxonomy which deserves wider consideration) and by suggesting (with examples) a number of valuation procedures based on this division.
The third part consists of only a single chapter, explaining the mechanics of changing registration information for a domain (in essence, the contents of the whois record) when there is no transfer of ownership involved.
The fourth, and by far the largest, part of the book deals with domain name disputes: the reasons they arise, the main laws that are cited, and the policies used to resolve such disputes. As one might expect, there is substantial scope for "forum shopping" when considering the setting in which a dispute is to be heard, and this section goes into some detail on the relevant law: registered trade mark law from the EU and the USA is covered, with both infringement tests and defences, as is unfair competition law ("passing off", goodwill, and other such considerations). The dispute resolution policies used by ICANN (UDRP and STOP) and Nominet, including considerations of burden of proof and suggestions to minimise delay and disputation, are considered in some detail.
The fifth section, "FAQs", contains short descriptions of scenarios which the authors have encountered, or which they feel provide useful illustration of the system. While this is not of course legal advice in the strict sense, it does give a feeling for this area of law.
The appendices are reference material: a glossary of terms and abbreviations, ICANN's and Nominet's dispute resolution policies, and lists of relevant cases and legislation. Much of this is already available on the web, and the space could perhaps have been more usefully taken up with more detailed examinations of specific domain name disputes.
The principal failure of the book is that it is a snapshot of the current legal situation: it does not make any mention of the current trends in dispute resolution, but deals strictly with the present day. This is of course useful to the intended audience, but is likely to require frequent new editions of the book with substantial revision as procedures and precedents change. Further, it is natural that a publication such as this one, aimed at lawyers, will not mention the antipathy felt by many domain name holders to the legal system, though a brief consideration of this would surely be useful.
Overall, this is a useful guide for those not familiar with domain name procedures but who expect to become involved with them. While there are evident gaps in its coverage, these are in areas where lawyers will not generally be directly involved.


Voyage to Eneh
Voyage to Eneh
by Roland Green
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Green is back, and on top form, 25 July 2001
Roland Green, unjustifiably little-known for his military science fiction (particularly the Peace Company and Starcruiser Shenandoah series), has produced another winner with Voyage to Eneh.
Voyage is set on a mostly-water world, the inhabitants of which have a roughly late Victorian technology. Into this come the survivors of a damaged human colony ship, who are attempting to conceal their own origins as well as assure their security.
Green handles the four viewpoint characters well, using them to give an effective cross-section of events while not overwhelming the reader with detail. The list of characters is barely needed, though a map would have been useful. The unpleasantness of war is not glossed over, but neither is it dwelt on to excess.
Be warned: this is the first book of a series. However, I for one am looking forward to the next.


Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen
Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen
by David Auburn
Edition: Hardcover

24 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable piece of Austen scholarship, 23 July 2001
As the classic cartoon has it: "We like the book, Miss Austen, but all this effing and blinding will have to go".
Eckstut and Ashton have unearthed a remarkable trove of documents: material cut from Jane Austen's novels, as well as a letter from her publisher and others from Jane Austen herself. The pure vision of Austen's work must be re-evaluated in the light of this crucial discovery; indeed, one can easily see why such material would not have been considered publishable at the time; at the very least it would have been considered risque in the extreme.
Some have claimed that this document is a work of pastiche by Eckstut and Ashton, produced for the amusement of modern readers, but this is clearly ridiculous.
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Miss Darby's Duenna
Miss Darby's Duenna
by Sheri C. South
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fails to be Heyer, but comes pleasantly close, 23 July 2001
This review is from: Miss Darby's Duenna (Paperback)
Sheri Cobb South's second Regency romance seems to be intended both for the die-hard Heyer fan and for the newcomer to the genre; unlike her first, The Weaver Takes A Wife, it deals solely with areas within the restricted scope of the Heyer Regency. The central theme of disguise and impersonation is not a new one, but is handled capably. Character development is somewhat lacking; while sufficient to the needs of the plot, it goes little beyond that. This is by no means an essential book, but it is capably and pleasantly written.


Brighton Honeymoon
Brighton Honeymoon
by Sheri Cobb South
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Not losing her touch, 23 July 2001
This review is from: Brighton Honeymoon (Paperback)
Sheri Cobb South's third Regency romance is a sequel to her first, The Weaver Takes A Wife; as before, she steps outside the Heyer Regency to bring a protagonist (here, her heroine) from the lower classes. While the principal story works well enough, there is perhaps a little too much time spent on the activities of the protagonists of TWTAW on their honeymoon; however, fans of the first book will appreciate this. Sheri Cobb South is not losing her touch; I believe this is her best yet.


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