Big Ben

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What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypo&hellip by Randall Munroe
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Randall Munroe is an ex-NASA robotics guy, physics graduate, and cartoonist of great merit.
The cartoon is called XKCD, for reasons that are (of course) documented on his site.
The cartoons are so erudite that there is another web site (a para-site?) called explainxkcd that explains the XKCD cartoons on a daily basis.
You won't need that sort of help when reading this book. It is suitable for all ages and abilities, and opens with the question he 'researched' as a 5-year-old. Recorded in writing by his Mum, it seems. A precocious kid who has fulfilled his early promise!
The title says it all. What it does not say is that the book is gently humorous, and takes care… Read more
Computer Gear 24-1505 - Desktop PC microphone slim&hellip by Computer Gear
Inexpensive microphone that works well for Skype and other VOIP, in-game or on-line communication.
Not ideal for (eg) recording vocal tracks or acoustic instruments, but that typically calls for a more costly mike.
It assembles easily, stands by itself on the desktop, gets near enough to the face to work well with Skype,
and all for under a fiver.
Recommended for speech applications!
Eliconn G3-M11 Sized Memory Insole Comfort Foot Me&hellip by Eliconn
3.0 out of 5 stars Soft, but..., 6 Aug 2014
Memory foam can be very good for insoles.
But this works less well than expected - it's better than nothing, but the foam collapses to nothing under the heel (which I expected) and in other places in the shoe. So, not much padding effect where it has collapsed.
It's being used uncut in a pair of size 11 all-leather shoes that are a perfect fit on my foot, I just wanted a softer feel, and these insoles only deliver that feel when you are not standing on them.
Perhaps too soft? Certainly too thin when in use and standing on them.
I'm big (over 6 foot), but not over-weight according to the NHS and I'd hoped for better.
Might work better on a much smaller person… Read more

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