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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Interference messes with by Broadband, 18 Jun. 2009
It has taken me a long time to work it out, but i've finally realised what is messing with my broadband - it's the amount of interference this adapter is giving off. I will now be buying a geniune HP adapter, to avoid having my broadband drop out at regular intervals. My advice would be to avoid the false economy of buying a cheaper copy.


Electronic Voice Phenomenon: The Cinderella Science
Electronic Voice Phenomenon: The Cinderella Science
by Gerry Connelly
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected (but not in a bad way), 4 Jan. 2008
I did have a preconceived idea that this would be about the capture of ghostly voices, so I was a little surprised that the ideas put forward of where EVP comes from were not ghostly in origin. Instead the author offers an alternative explanation, which despite being written in a very dry fashion, is nonetheless quite detailed and interesting. Quite hard to follow at times, so one for the committed reader - but leaves you intrigued by the end, and also provides exposure to other related subjects that would be interesting to read up on.


Hampshire Ghosts [DVD]
Hampshire Ghosts [DVD]

3.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of stories, not much action, 4 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Hampshire Ghosts [DVD] (DVD)
The DVD is a series of stories at different locations in Hampshire where Richard Felix tells about the ghost(s) at the location. There isn't much to see, unless of course you like the look of Richard Felix, just the locations. There's no action, like the kind you get when you watch "Most Haunted". But if you want to know a bit more about your local haunts, then it may be of interest. Has a "home video" kind of feel to the production.


Online Marketing: Online Media Planning, Pay Per Click Search Marketing, Organic Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, ... Marketing, Social Networks and Analytics
Online Marketing: Online Media Planning, Pay Per Click Search Marketing, Organic Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, ... Marketing, Social Networks and Analytics
by Ravi Damani
Edition: Paperback

56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You can get this stuff for free by reading blogs, 3 Aug. 2006
Having read this book in little over an hour I get the impression the authors were in the pub one sunday afternoon and after a couple of beers one of them came up with the idea of writing a book about online marketing.

They decided to cover a number of subjects and just started writing using a paper and pen borrowed from the pub landlord. Unfortunately they didn't spend much time on each section, and consequently didn't go into much depth. Coming up with material was easy - it was all stuff they'd previously found on the internet free of charge.

Then one of them came up with the great money saving idea of self-publishing and not bothering with a proof reader - at least that's what it seems as the book is littered with spelling and grammatical errors and poorly constructed sentences.

If you want a brief overview of online marketing and can't be bothered to look elsewhere then buy this book.

If you have the time to read a few blogs then don't buy this book - most of the material is easily found on the internet for free.

If you are a pedant, and errors in books frustrate you, then avoid this book at all costs.


Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No experience necessary, 10 July 2006
I found this book clear, easy to understand, pleasant to read and very useful. Steve Krug approaches the topic from a principles perspective, which means that readers do not need web development knowledge or experience. The text is very easy to read and accompanied in many places by pictorial examples showing what the author is explaining. If you have an interest in your own website or your company's website, even if you're not a techie, then this book is for you. You'll never look at a website the same again.


The Well-dressed Salad: Contemporary, Delicious and Satisfying Recipes for Salads
The Well-dressed Salad: Contemporary, Delicious and Satisfying Recipes for Salads
by Jennifer Joyce
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many ingredients required, 4 Jun. 2006
I'm very ruthless when it comes to assessing cookery books. I am always trying to find a balance between tasty recipes and ease of sourcing ingredients. This books looks like it has some lovely recipes in, but the ingredients lists are just too long for me. I'm not keen on buying ingredients to use only once - say mung bean noodles; there are plenty of recipes in this book where i'd be doing that. I like variety in my meals and am not going to be cooking from any one book on a frequent basis, therefore i'd just end up with stacks of half used ingredients in the cupboard. I also can't be bothered to go to all the shops i'd need to visit to get some of the ingredients required, e.g. Thai Sweet Basil leaves - never seen them in my nearest Waitrose or Tesco.

This book is for committed salad lover.


Wolf Creek (2 Disc Edition) [2005] [DVD]
Wolf Creek (2 Disc Edition) [2005] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Jarratt
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Price: £1.17

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, 3 Mar. 2006
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Having read previous (mixed) reviews we decided to give this film a go. We bought this due to an interest in horror and suspense - this film gave some, but nowhere near enough to satisfy our appetites.
A slow start is followed by the gore we were hoping to see, but this second part to the film feels patchy (the suspense doesn't build up, so much as vary up and down) and it quickly becomes clear that the situation is hopeless for the hapless tourists. Then suddenly the film ends, a few words of explanation left us as viewers feeling a bit empty.
This felt like a poor mix of film and documentary with neither being achieved. Having watched to the disappointing end we would have liked to know more about the events that took place (this was based on a true story) or instead watched a faster moving film from the start with a greater level of suspense.
We recently watched Saw and Saw 2 - if you want gore and suspense try these instead of Wolf Creek. Saw 2 has an excellent ending.


Stress in the Workplace and How to Cause it
Stress in the Workplace and How to Cause it
by Howard Edwards
Edition: Paperback

5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, 16 Jan. 2006
I'm afraid I have to disagree with the other two reviewers of this book to-date. Clearly this book is supposed to be funny, but i'm afraid it didn't work for my sense of humour. The book is just a string of ridiculous schemes for screwing with your employees heads. I will read it to the end as it's so short, if it was longer I would have abandoned it.
I plan to stick to more serious books in future, in line with my usual reading habits.


The Company Secretary's Handbook: A Guide to Statutory Duties and Responsibilities: A Guide to Duties and Responsibilities ("Sunday Times" Business Enterprise)
The Company Secretary's Handbook: A Guide to Statutory Duties and Responsibilities: A Guide to Duties and Responsibilities ("Sunday Times" Business Enterprise)
by Helen Ashton
Edition: Paperback

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily accessible reference guide, 28 Dec. 2005
A potentially dry subject matter dealt with simply and effectively. This book won't nessessarily encourage you to become a company secretary (so many forms to fill out), but it will give you an insight and simple guide to the duties.
I would recommend this for any first time company secretary. Having read it myself it was an eye opener to what a person performing this role has and ought to do in order to ensure their company is well run and compliant with the law.


The Magic of Psychic Power
The Magic of Psychic Power
by David J Schwartz
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inappropriate title, but good book, 28 Dec. 2005
The title of this book is misleading, by "Psychic Power" the author is referring to using one's own brain to manage one's life (mainly through positive thinking) - whereas the impression I get from the title is that the subject matter of the book is going to be more related to some kind of trick (such as ESP or mindreading). This is a shame as this might put off the intended audience from reading this book.
It is basically a self help book of relatively generic nature. Inside you will find an easy read, with a good progression through a number of aspects of positive thinking (none too deep or shallow). As with everything the reader must make some changes themself to benefit, just reading book is not enough, but the advice is practical and accessible.
I have read a number of personal development books of various guises and this one compares favourably.


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