John Peter O'connor

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (1,147 of 1,414)
In My Own Words:
Hundreds of years ago, craftsmen earned
a living by travelling from place to
place and sharpening knives, selling
items that they had made and performing
other tasks.

On a grander scale, merchant adventurers
would set out to make their fortunes in
distant corners of the British empire.

Today, computer contractors can do the
same. We get more money than most of our
spiritual predecess… Read more


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Kitchen Craft Potato Chipper with Interchangeable &hellip by Kitchen Craft
4.0 out of 5 stars Works a treat, 23 Jun 2013
This chipper works very well and I am very happy with it.

I use it to chip about 5kgs of potatoes each month and I am very happy with it.

If you try to use it on the largest possible spud that you can fit inside it, you will find that it is very hard to use and I am not sure how long it would last under such conditions. That is not a big problem though, I just make sure that I cut very large potatoes into two or three parts first. That is not a big deal and it certainly helps to make the device easier to use.
Xilence Frozen Fighter 775 CPU Cooler Black PWM up&hellip by Xilence
0 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, 7 Sep 2012
I bought two of these from a shop as that was all that they had for the 775 socket.

I took them home and got the first one out of the box, looked at it and chucked it in the trash. The other one went in the bin without even opening the box.

(The shop in question has a no-refunds policy so there was no point going back - at least they were cheap.)

Why did I do that? They do not mount onto the motherboard in the same was as do the ones that Intel supply if you buy a boxed processor and it would not be possible to fit one of these devices to my motherboard without removing it from the case. That is just a broken idea.

I can understand why you might… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the job, 21 Dec 2011
I bought this case as I needed to have some precious vinyl shipped to me from the other side of the world.

It handled all of the abuse that the world's postal services can muster and emerged at the destination looking like new and with the contents utterly unmolested.

It is probably a bit over the top if you just want to store your records but if you need to carry them about - DJ gigs? - it is grand. You will not be able to summon up enough abuse to catch it out and it will impress you.

Also, if you care about cool industrial/functional looks this will do the job there too.

I guess that what I am saying is that it looks and works like a truly… Read more