D. Yates

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 810,502 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Doll&hellip by Kevin Poulsen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read, 22 Mar 2013
This is a real page turner and I zipped through it. It reads more like fiction than fact and this adds to the draw as the story pulls you in. A few eye opening hacker techniques are also revealed but nothing too technical. An interesting window on the 'hacker/cybercrim' world as was.

I've been online nearly 20 years and I enjoy reading the odd hacker book as they generally introduce some really creative and innovative individuals along with some of the darker corners of the the tech world. This is one of the better books along those lines. The Cuckoo's Egg is another that's worth checking out, although this is set around the early days of the Net pre-Web it again reads like a… Read more
Anker® Golden Laptop AC Adapter Charger for Dell I&hellip by Anker
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, 13 Nov 2011
My Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop adaptor died and I wasn't going to pay the £70+ that Dell wanted for a replacement, I was on the verge of ordering a new laptop and it would be money thrown away.

I searched Amazon for a cheaper Dell adaptor and found that many of them were in fact 3rd party copies masquerading as 'Genuine'.

Some reviewers had reported faults with these copies even to the point of bursting in to flame. So this wasn't an option.

So on further searching I found an adaptor that was advertised as being 3rd party but compatible, the Anker.

So I took the plunge and at £7.00 it was also cheaper than the imitators and a real bargain… Read more
Klipsch Image X1 Headphones by Klipsch
I wanted either headphones or earphones for a long flight to the States. Wearing headphones is not the coolest look but I needed something to hide or bury the engine noise. I decided a subtle earphone was the best option and checked out a few including the more expensive sets but after reading the reviews for this set I took the plunge and I'm glad I did.

They have plenty of bass if you're into beats but they were fine for watching a few films on my iPad on the flight and there was no bass heavy sound, just regular sound. They buried the engine noise fantastically without having to turn the pad up to full volume.

But as I say if you're main gig is listening to beats… Read more

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