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Epson Stylus SX510W Colour Multifunctional Printer
Epson Stylus SX510W Colour Multifunctional Printer

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ink cartridge con, 20 Mar 2011
It seems to randomly give a 'Cartridge Not Recognised' message, even when the cartridge is full. Then it refuses to do absolutely anything. All you can do is buy more overpriced 'genuine' Epson cartridges, which it tells you to replace even though they aren't empty.
You can't even print in black, or even scan, when a colour cartridge plays up. Very annoying and totally unnecessary.
Don't buy Epson.
I shall take mine back to the shop, for a refund. If these companies had enough returns from dissatisfied customers, they might put more thought into the design.


Kodak Easyshare C713 Digital Camera - Silver (7.0MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.4" LCD
Kodak Easyshare C713 Digital Camera - Silver (7.0MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.4" LCD

47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good (while it lasted!), 2 Sep 2008
Very good performance and features for the money. The 7M pixels is maybe a bit excessive: the resolution being limited by the lens and the picture compression, but this is perfectly OK for family and holiday photos.
You'll need an additional SD card (about 4 for 2GB) to store 2000 pictures or so.
However, the camera went dead after about 25 photos, so I'd score 10/10 for features and 0/10 for endurance.
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki
Edition: Paperback

90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound, clear, compassionate, practical., 5 Jan 2006
The most useful book on Zen I have read so far. Zen abhors analysis and description, and Suzuki takes a practical, human approach to the practice of zazen. The book was compiled from talks given by him at his Zen centres, and is full of honest advice and personal experience.
I am on my third reading, and am finally getting to appreciate some of the messages. These concepts are in fact very simple, if you read with your heart rather than your head. It is free from Zen-stifling intellectual analysis and explanation which is found in lesser works, there is no struggling with brain-busting koans, and satori is never mentioned.
One of the most important messages is very encouraging: that difficulty, distraction and hardship actually improve the practice of zazen. Great news for Beginners like me.


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