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Tippitoes Narrow Swing Shut Safety Gate by Tippitoes
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The installation manual is great - even a clumsy person like me managed to mount the gate without causing any torsion thanks to the clearly outlined steps.

The gate closes itself - not too slowly and not too fast - and locks at both top and bottom, and yet it's easily opened with one hand. You have to lift vertically to undo the bottom lock, which is easy for an adult but difficult if you're as short as a toddler. Excellent design!

When it swings shut, it does so with a reassuring "thump". It feels like it's built to last (and if that turns out not to be true, I'll update this review).
The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything ... Fast by Josh Kaufman
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars anticlimactic?, 23 Jun 2013
After reading the first three chapters of this book, I was certain this was going to be a five-star book. Mr Kaufman manages to explain the basic tenets of rapid skill acquisition clearly, convincingly, and yet concisely, and his plan for the rest of the book sounds solid: standing by the principle that practice trumps theoretical learning, the remaining chapters will be case-studies of rapid skill acquisition. Great idea!

Sadly, the case studies don't deliver on the built-up expectations: there's too much "what", and too little "how".

Take eg the chapter about computer programming: Mr Kaufman explains (and he doesn't do a bad job) such details as what loops and… Read more
Suunto T6 Suunto
Suunto T6 Suunto
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings..., 3 April 2008
Have been using this watch for a couple of years now. It is a real joy to run with (with the foot pod that can pair with it) and gives very accurate information. The heart rate belt is not the most comfortable I've seen, but works well.

Never have connection problems, which is good. But both the watch and the foot pod eat batteries fast - it seems that a standard Duracell AAA lasts for only five or six hours of running in the foot pod, and a lithium cell lasts only about nine to ten months in the watch. On the upside, the battery is user replaceable.

The accompanying software "Suunto Training Manager" doesn't make the most of this training tool. It does some fancy but… Read more