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Take This Waltz
Take This Waltz
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 3.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Poor story, decent acting, 23 Mar 2014
The summary of the film pretty much describes what happens, but it happens very slowly.

The chemistry between the two supposed lovebirds is weak and uninspiring. Took effort to watch the whole thing and do not feel rewarded.


The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World
The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World
Price: 6.02

4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book but amazingly US centric, 27 Sep 2013
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Very well written analysis of the energy industry. Takes a relatively centrist view of things, enough to annoy ardent greens and ardent oilmen.

Only bad point is that it is extremely US centric. At one point it talks about the first solar farm in history, that was built copying an existing Israeli design.

If you're looking for a good tour of the energy industry, this is a very good place to start.


Black Ceiling Rose
Black Ceiling Rose
Offered by HFS Specialities Ltd
Price: 1.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Works and has proper wiring bits inside, 27 Sep 2013
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Was slightly worried when I ordered it as the photo doesn't show the back of it. Wasn't totally sure it would have the actual 'wiring bits' (I am extremely technical).

Has enough to cope with three wires coming, which is what most ceiling roses need. Did have a bad experience with one I bought from B&Q which didn't have the internal wiring to cope with three wires so was a bit of a waste of time.

It is now securely fitted to the wall.

Remember to get a black lightbulb fitting bit, I didn't order one so it looked a bit silly for a couple of days before I sorted that out too!


Clubmaster Style Anti Glare Polarised Sunglasses Black & Gold Frame With Designer Type Dark Green Lense Full UV 100% Protection Men Women Unisex - Retro Vintage
Clubmaster Style Anti Glare Polarised Sunglasses Black & Gold Frame With Designer Type Dark Green Lense Full UV 100% Protection Men Women Unisex - Retro Vintage

4.0 out of 5 stars Received in good time and condition, 20 Aug 2013
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You get exactly what you pay for.

Not the highest quality sunglasses, but worth the money. Feel just as plasticy and flimsy as you would expect.

Do look decent though!


The Scar (New Crobuzon 2)
The Scar (New Crobuzon 2)
Price: 4.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant imagination at play, 21 Mar 2013
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One of my main feelings having finished this book is a little bit of sadness that there's only a limited number of China Mieville books left that I haven't read yet.

This is another book powered by his frighteningly inventive imagination.

I think the only thing I'd disagree with the book is that it did inject some classic fantasy ideas into his universe - slightly disappointed that vampires came along. I haven't noticed any other books where he didn't invent something completely new.


Waterproof Case for the Asus Google Nexus 7 - Tablet PC - with Screen Protector - Blue
Waterproof Case for the Asus Google Nexus 7 - Tablet PC - with Screen Protector - Blue
Offered by 24siete
Price: 9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Works as advertised, 18 Jan 2013
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Not the prettiest thing in the world but the Nexus 7 fits nicely inside, and the plastic doesn't stop the touchscreen from working and the waterproofing looks do-able.

Not quite good enough to make me want to put it in underwater, but definitely good enough to sit around the beach \ pool without any worry at all.


UKayed 96 DVD/CD Padded Storage Wallet In Black
UKayed 96 DVD/CD Padded Storage Wallet In Black
Offered by Etrade247 Ltd
Price: 4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Passable, 1 May 2011
Decent cd \ DVD wallet. Like many of these cheaper ones though, they have been over-ambitious with the number of spaces.
Once I got past 50 it became difficult to close the wallet and turn the 'pages' effectively.

I'm not using it to transport my DVDs but I would worry if I wanted to travel with this.

If you're not travelling and don't need to worry about travelling, you can jam about 70 in here before it starts to get worrying!


Information is Beautiful
Information is Beautiful
by David McCandless
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Pictures, 30 April 2010
I've actually bought this twice now. Once for me and once for a friend.

This works extremely well for anyone who likes looking at graphs. It's great for inspiration.

Be warned though, there's no context for any of the graphs - no interviews nothing to say how they made it or what they used. Not a problem for me, but it's very much a book that will give you ideas rather than methods.


Programming the Semantic Web
Programming the Semantic Web
by Toby Segaran
Edition: Paperback
Price: 22.09

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Excellent, 20 Dec 2009
You definitely need to have a good knowledge of Python in order to understand what's going on in this book.

Problem is that some of the source code in the book doesn't actually work. If you download the code snippets off the internet (using the URLs from the text), then it does work.


Complexity: A Guided Tour
Complexity: A Guided Tour
by Melanie Mitchell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 26.44

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting indeed, 21 Aug 2009
I found this book incredibly fascinating. It gives a good tour around Neuroscience, immune systems, ecosystems, programming and an array of different systems.

Although some of the bits could be seen as being too much detail, it's worth reading as the way of thinking described in the book is very different to the conventional ways.

It definitely got me playing with cellular automata which was a very new thing for me.


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