K. Brodrick

"James"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (138 of 143)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,654,111 - Total Helpful Votes: 138 of 143
Epson Stylus SX510W by Epson
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ink cartridge con, 20 Mar 2011
It seems to randomly give a 'Cartridge Not Recognised' message, even when the cartridge is full. Then it refuses to do absolutely anything. All you can do is buy more overpriced 'genuine' Epson cartridges, which it tells you to replace even though they aren't empty.
You can't even print in black, or even scan, when a colour cartridge plays up. Very annoying and totally unnecessary.
Don't buy Epson.
I shall take mine back to the shop, for a refund. If these companies had enough returns from dissatisfied customers, they might put more thought into the design.
Kodak Easyshare C713 Digital Camera - Silver (7.0M&hellip by Kodak
47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
Very good performance and features for the money. The 7M pixels is maybe a bit excessive: the resolution being limited by the lens and the picture compression, but this is perfectly OK for family and holiday photos.
You'll need an additional SD card (about 4 for 2GB) to store 2000 pictures or so.
However, the camera went dead after about 25 photos, so I'd score 10/10 for features and 0/10 for endurance.
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
The most useful book on Zen I have read so far. Zen abhors analysis and description, and Suzuki takes a practical, human approach to the practice of zazen. The book was compiled from talks given by him at his Zen centres, and is full of honest advice and personal experience.
I am on my third reading, and am finally getting to appreciate some of the messages. These concepts are in fact very simple, if you read with your heart rather than your head. It is free from Zen-stifling intellectual analysis and explanation which is found in lesser works, there is no struggling with brain-busting koans, and satori is never mentioned.
One of the most important messages is very encouraging:… Read more

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