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Gymboss miniMAX Interval Timer and Stopwatch - BLA&hellip Gymboss
4.0 out of 5 stars Indestructible?, 4 April 2014
"What could be making all that noise in the tumble-dryer?" I thought. "S***"!!" I remarked, as it dawned on me that it was my fairly pricey new interval timer. Not only had I dried my timer at 40 degrees for 90 minutes, I had also given it a nice wash for 3 hours on the stains cycle. Still, I fished it out, let the battery cool down and it worked as good as new! I was very pleased. It is also an excellent timer. The mild complexity of programming it is worth it. It's especially good for helping you keep fit in parks, hotel rooms, beaches etc when you're away from your base.
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbabl&hellip by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Taleb goes out of his way to 'troll' the academic and business establishment. The book is crammed with hilariously overblown statements of grandeur and gloating, barefaced attacks on "now bankrupt bankers" and "Soviet-Harvard" Nobel Prize winners. It all reads like one of those cringe-worthy (yet entertaining) conspiracy-laden political rants that fringe politicians are fond of. And, like all great trolls, his principal idea is both iconoclastic and very, very difficult to shake. Worth the difficult read.
The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham
The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This was really a very interesting read. The material is familiar first-year undergraduate territory, but Lord Bingham has really brought it alive with some fascinating history, anecdotes and judicial insights. It's clear his Lordship has some axes to grind (particularly with the Americans, it seems), but the book doesn't suffer much for it: I'm very happy to have read it!