B. Cook

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,408,775 - Total Helpful Votes: 121 of 144
FiiO Kilimanjaro E11 Portable Headphone Amplifier &hellip by FiiO
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 2 Jan 2013
Ordered this for use with a great pair of Bose on-ear headphones. My mobile just couldn't drive them effectively. I originally had a Fiio E5 which was adequate but as I do a lot more time commuting and flying, I wanted something with a bit more endurance. And I wasn't disappointed. The E11 is a fantastic bit of kit. The build quality is excellent, and the sound quality is top-notch too. My headphones now have beautifully controlled, deep and powerful bass delivered at a volume that doesn't annoy fellow commuters. The battery lasts a good 6-8 hours and charges quickly from any USB power source. Highly recommended.
50 People Who Buggered Up Britain by Quentin Letts
96 of 118 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 27 Oct 2008
I love a good, light-hearted rant - who doesn't? - so I had high hopes for this book, having recently gone through a couple of Charlie Brooker's finest.

And what a let down it proved to be.

Wielding a clever turn of phrase is usually a good thing, but in this case it feels less like an intelligent use of the English language, and more like a smug way of belittling the proles, who could never hope to master or understand such eloquent diction. This has the effect of almost completely preventing the reader from "warming" to the author, and therefore finding it fairly difficult to sympathise.

Secondly the humour, which is distinctly lacking - yes, there are… Read more
A Complete Hacker's Handbook: Everything You need &hellip by "Tan"
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Bought on recommendation from Amazon, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a good introduction to 'hacking' as a topic. It does cover quite a bit, but there are four things that I would say about this book to anyone considering reading it. Firstly,the author is far too timid. Almost every chapter contains a reference to cover his back from a legal point of view. This is understandable, but a disclaimer at the beginning would have been easier. Secondly, you need a good understanding of networking, security and computers in general before reading this book. It does go into areas that less experienced readers will find confusing, however this isn't intended as a comlpete manual, so that's fair… Read more

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