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Compaq CQ56-253 15.6" Laptop (AMD Dual Core P360 P&hellip by HP
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
In terms of performance I have no issues with the CQ56 series. There are however a couple of points I would like to make because they might be crucial;

1. The keyboard is non-standard; it has no keypad and no way of using the FN key to "pretend" to be a keypad. If you use Alt+[whatever] for non-standard characters like umlauts, you're out of luck, you have to use Character Map instead [long and boring].

2. Similarly, the left-hand side of the keyboard has five "hot keys", and for those used to standard setups this can get very annoying - for example, you think you're using "tab" to go through a form and it starts your DVD player program for no reason. If you're *very*… Read more
Stalin Ate My Homework by Alexei Sayle
Stalin Ate My Homework by Alexei Sayle
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny but..., 29 Sep 2010
Alexei's memoir of his childhood and teenage days in Liverpool doesn't have the vitriol he was most known for in the 80s, but retains his surrealist-outsider stance - a collection of stories and anecdotes more than an autobiography, but still with laugh-aloud moments.

The only criticism I have of this book is its ending - the last anecdote finishes, then the book ends, with no epilogue, postscript or sense of what happens next. It's as if a second volume will follow soon and nobody wanted to spoil the surprises that'll be in that book.
Cinderellicious ~ Cinderella Effect
Cinderellicious ~ Cinderella Effect
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmmm., 21 May 2010
I thought this was much like a Pizza Hut pasta dish. All the right ingredients are there, in the right quantities, the right order; but strangely it's uninspiring, disappointing. Then I munched solidly through the whole thing and only at the end realized; ah! *no garlic*.

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