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Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Proster Wireless LCD Radio Adapter Car Kit MP3 Player USB Charger Handsfree for iPhone SE 6s 6s Plus iPhone 6 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 S6 Edage S7 S7 Edage, Note 2 3 4, HTC One M7 M8 M9, iPad, etc - Black
Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Proster Wireless LCD Radio Adapter Car Kit MP3 Player USB Charger Handsfree for iPhone SE 6s 6s Plus iPhone 6 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 S6 Edage S7 S7 Edage, Note 2 3 4, HTC One M7 M8 M9, iPad, etc - Black
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Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good bit of kit, 18 Aug. 2016
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Good bit of kit, I've used these FM transmitter devices in the past with limited success, sound quality isn't always particularly great, because of the limited FM bands and interference from other radio stations. This one is certainly the best one I've used yet.

The bluetooth is great, so you can listen to music from your phone, it will even let you skip forward and back through the tracks without needing to touch your phone. It is also compact and smart looking so makes no impact to your car. Set it up in seconds, and away you go.

No More MR Nice Guy
No More MR Nice Guy
by Dr Robert A Glover
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.59

47 of 61 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did I miss something?, 6 Dec. 2011
This review is from: No More MR Nice Guy (Hardcover)
The writers of all the glowing reviews must have read a different book, because I found nothing to recommend about it. The author states it took him 6 years to put this together, several re-writes and massive edits. It shows, because the book is a jumbled mess of incoherent ideas, which manages to take 180 pages to say very little at all. Like many 'self help' books actually, so the author shouldn't feel too bad on that front. Despite a rigid structure of chapters with well divided sub chapters, they all seem to meander all over the place without ever actually making a point. The advertised 'proven plan' seems to basically be at every stage, attend a Men's group based around the 'nice guy' idea, and vent your issues to so called 'safe people' within this group. So that they can pat you on the back and tell you it's okay to be who you are.

If you are already happy with who you are, and a reasonably confident individual, but yet you are still nice to people, this book doesn't really give you anywhere to go. So I guess we alternative "nice guys" just carry on as we are, huh Doc?

Getting the life you want, is referring to the typical American dream, make a million, run a business, have nice material things, beautiful wife etc. It is also massively American in that, apparently if one guy can have all this, then so can you if you simply put your mind to it and work hard, pretty laughable, the author takes the view that the world is full of abundance. It is funny how wealthy Americans often share this view, I wonder what the people on the breadline might make of that idea.

The European culture is so very different from across the pond, I don't think the ideas here too well to our world view, there are similar problems like this throughout the rest of the book.

I saw a lot of myself in the book from some angles, the problem is that according to the author everything the nice guy does is basically false, and done only to garner approval from people, or based around the belief that if he does X he will get Y. Apparently nobody can do things selflessly. Which as far as I'm concerned is nonsense. I do things to help people because I want to, and I don't expect anything in return, nor do I get bitter about things not being returned. He then goes on to contradict this idea later on in the book, by saying that in order to get what you want, to have to ask other people to help you. But how can other people possibly want to help you, if nobody does anything to help anyone without expecting something in return? It seems to be saying, be selfish and take advantage of others who are less selfish and more giving. It's okay to do this because you have a "syndrome" that you are attempting to get over, and the other people, presumably, don't.

The nice guy syndrome is apparently all down to childhood abandonment experiences, even those very minor things, this conveniently explains why most of us will be able to relate to the 'nice guy' because we will all have had some abandonment of some sort, no matter how perfect an upbringing we recieved. Coupled with the fact that Daddy went off to war (so wasn't around) and Mommy became liberated (men are bad, do things the woman way). There is an obsession with Mothers running through the book and I think this speaks massive volumes about the authors own issues that he may or may not have overcome than it does about any great theory beyond that.

In that (brief) chapter on relationships and love, he states that by following this advice/programme (what programme?) your relationship will either flourish or fall apart. Great, that pretty much covers all the options Doc, good work. If you aren't being yourself, and then you suddenly change to be yourself, it is obvious that turbulence will arise in a relationship. Solution, be yourself, not rocket science. If you want a useful book on relationships try "I Love You But I'm Not In Love with You by Andrew Marshall".

The sex chapter (undoubtedly why most people will buy the book, because it says "sex" on the front cover, and as nice guys we aren't getting enough) states that in order to get sex you should; not avoid sex (duh), do not try to be a good lover don't focus on pleasing your partner, don't hide your porn addiction, don't settle for 'bad sex' and finally don't repress your life energy. Which frankly is about as vague a statement as you could ever make, and he doesn't explain what he means, short of that if you suppress your life energy, you become less desirable. Basically referring to underconfident overly nice people not having sex appeal I think, but frankly he could be meaning anything.

Do not fantasise, it is unhealthy, do not masturbate to visual aids, i.e. pornography. Learn to masturbate purely for the pleasure of doing it, and not for reaching a goal, i.e climax. The author attempts to define 'good sex' and in doing so peaks in his ability to state things in the vaguest of notions, wibbling on about energy, it wouldn't be out of place in something one might read about tantric sex.

The final chapter is something akin to what you might find in a Dale Carnegie book, though with added American schmaltz; how to get what you want out of life without sabotaging yourself (make your own decisions, face your fears, take responsibility, don't act the victim etc), and if that is what you are after, then Carnegie would be a far better read. People have been copying and publishing self help books with his ideas for a long time and with good reason. You will learn nothing new or useful here.

I was actually quite irritated and frustrated by the end, particularly when the author suggests you go back and read it all again, presumably because he knows how incoherent the whole thing reads. It promises so much, and delivers so very little.

Even for the light couple of hours read that it is, do not waste your time.
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Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You: A Story of Life, Love and Internet Dating
Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You: A Story of Life, Love and Internet Dating
by Sean Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Far, far more than is immediately obvious., 14 Sept. 2011
If you are looking for a guide to the world of internet dating, then it may fall short of your expectations, but having found it unputdownable for other reasons, I feel that may be missing the point slightly.

Brutally honest, laugh out loud funny in plenty of places, well written, and with some insights into the male way of thinking, that you will not find easily elsewhere, at least not written with such clarity.

He may have unwittingly become a spokesman for Generation Y, or should we just call it the porn generation? I sincerely hope some more of us read it, I can't help but think that those who found the insights shocking, or disturbing are simply of a similar age to Mr Thomas and not quite au fait with the times and what is going on out there. I can certainly relate very personally to the porn addiction, and how damaging it can be to relationships, your health and your way of thinking, it isn't simply my prediction that this is going to cause big problems for us in the future, with those of a certain age. I guess his experiences must have been in the slightly earlier days of internet porn, and it is marching forward with the times at an alarming rate.

He also touches on in some detail, those horrible aspects of being a male with, at times, a one track mind, and how inconvenient that can be. To fly, most aggressively, in the face of all rational thinking, and you are at times almost powerless to stop it. I said almost. It is refreshing to read about these things, that so often have no outlet, and go completely unsaid. I mean, who can you ever talk about this stuff with, without turning peoples stomachs? Our modern world just isn't built to cope with the way the male mind operates sometimes.

Questions that the more reflective and intelligent of us at times, must despise having to think. But we do all the same, and fret deeply about it. Have I had enough women? etc. I'm not sure he gives you an answer, but certainly, and eventually seems to find his own peace with it. Poignant and touching in places, and somehow re-assuring.

Without massive bravado, although he certainly comes across as un-likable in places, he is able to analyse and admit his own faults and recognise the unsavoury side to it all (the sex tourism, et al). He admits also, that he grew a conscience a little later than may have been ideal (certainly later than me, whether that is a good or bad thing, I haven't decided yet, he certainly had some fun) but admits that he simply cannot blame it on a difficult upbringing, as so many will, and then subsequently be supported by a psychiatrist, in our "it's not your fault" society. No, it is, most definately your own fault, and he worked it out for himself. A nice touch.

So many fantastic insights, if you are at all concerned with this type of thing. As I said, it may appeal more to the younger male who actually wants to think about this stuff, and possibly find some answers, before screwing someone or something up. It will take more than one run through the book to properly absorb it all, for me anyway, it's a keeper.

Another offer of a pint Sean. Good work.

"Senna fights back": FIA Formula 1 World Championship 93 [VHS] [1993]
"Senna fights back": FIA Formula 1 World Championship 93 [VHS] [1993]
Offered by smallerneil
Price: £18.99

3.0 out of 5 stars F1 93 - Awful, awful commentary ruins a solid vid, 3 Nov. 2009
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The decision to cast Jonathan Ross unfortunately ruins an exceptional video, i've been in the process of buying up these 90's season reviews for a while as that was when I was more heavily into Formula 1, and its easy to see why. It was a lot more exciting to watch in the mid 90's.

Unfortunately this video (and 92) feel a bit rushed as they have been heavily cut to 90 minutes, which I suppose is ideal for a decent fix of Formula 1 in one sitting, but not quite enough to give you comprehensive coverage of the season, it's a mixed blessing though, as 90 minutes is well in excess of the amount of Johnathan Ross I can tolerate.

Apart from his regular annoying attempts at inserting comic relief "remember Ayrton, mirror, signal, manouvre" it seems he had not been briefed on how to pronounce even the most popular drivers names or locations of races. Not to mention his inability to say basic words such as "impromptu". It gets extremely irritating, particularly as unlike other videos his commentary is almost non stop throughout.

The footage as mentioned is good, and high quality for a VHS, just wish it could have been a more comprehensive video. For better videos in terms of value for money, pick up 91, 95 and 98.

True Crime: New York City (PC)
True Crime: New York City (PC)

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Serious graphical and slowdown issues, 6 Jan. 2009
In short, steer clear. This is a buggy and untested port of an already buggy console game. Having read various reviews around the web (after buying it, unfortunately) it seems most people report the same.

Anywhere apart from a small room you will experience chugging, low frame rates and general graphical slowdown for no reason at all.

My PC exceeds the specs by a considerable margin, and can happily run Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion at decent settings with full draw distance. Just to give you an idea. True crime is by no means a showpiece of glitzy graphics, so a monster spec should not be required at all.

I'm not a great fan of the modern GTA run and gun genre but have played most of them over the years. I bought this game purely on the basis of an accurately modelled new york city, an impressive feat in itself (the only redeeming feature!) but you will not get to enjoy it because of the poor execution.

It's cheap, but I got about 30 mins gameplay before I got a serious case of the hump as a result of the slowdown. Pass on this one, folks.

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