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Acronis True Image Home 2013 PC Backup and Recover&hellip by Acronis Inc.
My existing backup software has had a hiccup, though not thought to be serious. However I thought it time to see what else is available, so downloaded the trial version of Acronis 2013.
Having had a look at it I have un-installed it because it compresses the backup files so that they are only accessible via the Acronis software. One does have the option to backup as readily accessible zip files which can be unzipped in Windows, but the size of each backup is then limited to 4Gb and it is an added inconvenience, a size which is too small for we photographers.
The idea of "putting all my eggs in some-one else's basket" does not appeal.
The Acronis manual runs to 243 pages,… Read more
A LIFE IN DEATH - Memoirs Of A Cotswold Funeral Di&hellip by James Baker
The underlying theme of "A Life in Death" is not about `Dying' or about `Bereavement' or `Grief', it is about the practicalities of decently disposing of the lifeless remains of human beings. It is also the story of a young man's journey from the romantic innocence of a childhood ambition to be an undertaker, through to mature adulthood and proprietorship of his own firm of Funeral Directors, with excursions along the way.
The interplay of these two themes is related with humour, realism and an unspoken sensitivity to the emotional turmoil most bereaved people undergo when someone close to them dies. Respect for the `deceased' is an ever present theme.
Along the way James Baker is… Read more
Creative Inspire T10 Multimedia Speakers by Creative Labs
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a lottery, 2 July 2012
I purchased these speakers on the strength of the reviews here, which suggest that there is no real competition for to the T10s at this price.
Although they could not compete with my hi-fi speakers (with 15 inch woofers)I was very pleased with their performance for 18 months.
However, the right hand, main unit, has developed signficant distortion which makes them unusable.
Approaches to Creative Labs produced an offer of parts replacement; but return carriage plus labour costs would probably exceed the cost of a new pair.
Amazon, despite consumer law, just referred me repeatadly to Creative Labs.
It would seem, having done a rough calculation based on these Amazon… Read more

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