Chris Adams

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Landmann 0566 Charcoal Wagon Barbecue by Landmann Ltd
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and nasty, 2 April 2014
Bought this to replace my B&Q samba (now discontinued), a breed of which I'd had two over nearly 25 years. Finally succembed to rust.

Not in the same league, very dissatisfied and have returned.

The design is poor. The assembly does not use locknuts and there are too many connections. Expected it to fall to pieces in a few months of moving around. the wood is of a type which will become unhygenically dirty after a few barbecues.

Many of the metal bits were deformed and had sharp edges: I sustained three cuts to fingers before I'd done 6 nuts and bolts.

It's small. The dimensions given on Amazon don't tell you the cooking area, which is 75% of my… Read more
Hawking Technology 3 Port USB/Parallel Print Serve&hellip by Hawking Technology
1.0 out of 5 stars A lifetime of woes, 14 Mar 2014
First I connected it in a network of three xp computers, serving two printers, one usb one parallel, netgear router. It took 2 days to get the printers recognised. Each time I thought I'd got there, the addresses got lost: I'm not sure how it finally got fixed, but we got to a standoff where I had to reinstall printers about once a month. Got a new usb laserjet: fastnr printing and no adverse changes. Then I replaced a PC with a windows 7 home premium job: went smoothly. It even survived a change of router to BT homehub, and seemed if anything more stable.

Now my new laptop is Windows 7 Professional. Disaster. The software disc won't run. The software from the web doesn' t find… Read more
The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepes&hellip by George Johnson
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I had high hopes for this book. It got some good reviews in the heavier weeklies, and the subject deserves a new, wide ranging treatment. All we get in the media are pharma press releases and their attendant post code lottery stories. Nice, I thought, to get an overview.

And the book does give some very deep insights about origins:

Cancer isn't a disease - it's natural, and a condition which all multicellular organisms can experience, way back to the dinosaurs. "The price of evolution"
It results from a combination of cell mutation and cell division; there are a lot of similarities to the way bacteria behave when they're faced with a stress agent like an… Read more

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