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Scribblenauts Remix
Scribblenauts Remix
Price: £0.59

1.0 out of 5 stars Permissions as usual., 13 Aug. 2015
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I've played scribblenauts on other platforms. I know what it is. I know it doesn't need all these invasive permissions. Just another example of a game developer believing they own any device or person that runs their software.


God of Light HD
God of Light HD
Price: £1.19

1.0 out of 5 stars Permissions as usual., 9 Aug. 2015
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Don't read the list of permissions in the advert. Read the invasive list that comes up when 'game' tries to install. Snoopers Charter.


Ichi
Ichi
Price: £0.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Permissions as usual, 28 July 2015
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Doesn't tell you what insane permissions they demand until install time. Permissions they don't even need.


Alessi Officina Richard Sapper Melodic Kettle 9091
Alessi Officina Richard Sapper Melodic Kettle 9091
Price: £148.14

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It has had a designers touch (ie, looks great, functions poor), 31 Mar. 2015
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Did you fall for the "Italian Design Houses" nonsense video from Alessi like I did?
Oh dear, but all is not lost. I am here to save you.

Think about what they are saying. Italian Design Houses. Sure, it's not got any electrical circuits, but those aren't the only things the Italians generally can't get right (my Fiat 500 does some really weird things). Let's face they're best at making things pretty and if they also happen to work well that is a happy coincidence.

Here's why this kettle can only be considered as good as "1/5 - Has had a designers touch"

1. That handle is nasty cheap plastic. It isn't solid either, it is two vertical ribs along the length. It cuts into you when the kettle is full.
2. That handle is nasty cheap plastic. It melts when the hob top gets busy with other pans. Not even kidding, the plastic is so low down that heat overspill will melt it.
3. You cannot see inside this kettle, there is no lid, it is spout filled. It's made of stainless steel. This means it weighs quite a lot and at the same time it holds only 2kg of water. If it is not completely full you have no realistic idea of how much is in there. A few cups of water do not appreciably alter the weight of the kettle and the weight is the only clue you have as to how much is in there.
4. There is no filter/strainer. You like crunchy bits right?
5. Right, about that lovely whistle. The steam escaping touches the whistles and condenses. Over the boil this condensation build up gets quicker as does new steam production. The result is a nice period where the kettle is trying to make a noise but only managing to make a spitting sound and it splatters boiling water all over the place like a happy child showing you how much he loves ice cream.
I figure the whistle spout, being higher up, does not get as hot as quickly as the water, thus the condensing, perhaps a better conductor leading up from the base to surround the spout would get more heat up there more quickly to avoid the condensing part. Leave it long enough and the spout gets hot enough to not condense and spit. Leave it even longer and both of the notes will sound.
I have to assume all the videos I have seen of this kettle are pre-boiled and not from cold as that is the only way I can make the whistle sound off properly, because from cold it sounds ridiculous spluttering all over the place.

Yeah, you do get a spare set of tone reeds because they admit they will corrode, but since my handle will likely have melted off before the first set corrode I'm going to mount my spare ones on my vacuum cleaner filter outlet instead... it should sound lovely.

Did I mention the handle melts? Mine is 6 months old now and I think it's probably got another six months of plastic left. I'll pot rivet half a steering wheel to it when it finally goes.

If your missus is anything like mine, none of these words will mean anything to her and she'll still make you buy the damm thing.
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UniWar
UniWar
Price: £0.00

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars permissions as usual., 3 Feb. 2015
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Doesn't say it wants to read phone identity until you come to install it. Spy ware be gone.
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Dream Flight
Dream Flight
Price: £1.24

4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars permissions. as usual., 16 Jan. 2015
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And why do they need to read my phone identity? Just more spying mal ware


HanDBase Database Manager
HanDBase Database Manager
Price: £6.37

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars permissions. yet again., 15 Nov. 2014
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Wants to read email attachments and have full network access. Let me think of all the ways that could burn me.... and nope... not installing.


Kensington SmartFit Easy Riser Cooling Stand - Black
Kensington SmartFit Easy Riser Cooling Stand - Black
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, robust, light, compact., 1 Sept. 2013
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The tightening knob has a very pleasing and tough feel to it, it is very reassuring. While inexpensive the item does not feel cheap or overly compromising, it feels strong and reliable.
The lift height is not quite as high as I wanted, but only by 1 or 2 inches which I work around by putting it on a book. It is a compact design that fits well into my laptop carry case and isn't heavy enough to feel like a daily burden.


StarTech.com 1 Port FTDI USB to Serial RS232 Adapter Cable with COM Retention - USB to RS232 Serial Port Adapter
StarTech.com 1 Port FTDI USB to Serial RS232 Adapter Cable with COM Retention - USB to RS232 Serial Port Adapter
Price: £15.32

4.0 out of 5 stars Works in Windows 7 at least., 1 Sept. 2013
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I'm a bit early in my experiments, but it seems certainly as far as Windows 7 goes, direct hardware requirements as seen in older programs, dos, winXP isn't supported. In particular in my case, it doesn't communicate directly with an Allen Bradley SLC 5/04.

It possibly might using some sort of Virtual Machine running XP SP2 (not SP3) or earlier, but I have not had chance to try it yet.
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Asus Vulcan Anc Active Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset
Asus Vulcan Anc Active Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly good headset., 8 Oct. 2012
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Detachable mouthpiece, detachable cable, this means "replaceable", we all know these products die at the cable joints, if you can replace the joint, the product works again, a very good start.
Perhaps the best way to think about these is "ear defenders with speakers in". When you put them on, the world falls very nearly silent and it's quite surprising when you first experience it. Beyond that, the active noise cancelling will significantly reduce any continuous tones around that are still audible, other people's speakers for instance. The overall effect is amazing attenuation of the outside world, leaving you with a better experience of your own audio.

This audible insulation also prevents most of your own audio leaking out, that's nice for the people with you not having to hear it, but if they're hearing it that means the audio is not being sent to your ears as it ought to be. Additionally these can go so loud it really hurts. Be warned for normal ears, handy for the partially deaf.

Active noise cancelling is also applied to the microphone input, so your own voice is less polluted by your audio environment.

They are a bit heavy, but not enough to ruin your whole day. I can wear these for several hours without noticing the weight.

There is a slight privacy problem, even with the mute switch in the OFF position, the ANC microphone still picks and attempts to cancel noise from null input. The effect is minor, but a subtracted audio input is still detectable by the computer it's plugged into and with voice comms sensitivity set high it will trigger on voice-activated thresholds and transmit your ANC subtraction to your team mates. This problem should not be over stated, it will only ever happen in extremely loud environments where you have to have very high voice trigger threshold and you have to shout to trigger it. To be sure of privacy, remove the detachable mic or cable.

Comes in a very attractive carriage box that tells people you care about your headphones, but not about their opinions of your headphones.

They're worth the money and make an excellent gift for the sort of person who wouldn't like to spend this kind of money on themself.


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