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Richard Easton "TrickyDicky" (Harpenden, Herts United Kingdom)
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The MCA Albums 1973 - 1975
The MCA Albums 1973 - 1975
Price: £7.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of my youth..., 4 Jun. 2016
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These three classics are as good as ever - with a slightly tidier sound, although that's not so easy to tell with the inherently 'dirty' source material.
I love the mini replica gatefold digipacks (although stronger reading glasses are needed).
Just one gripe: Napoleon Bona Parts 1&2 don't really break into two separate tracks (and especially not at that point after the spacey phased guitar bit).


Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones - 80 Ohm
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones - 80 Ohm
Price: £107.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mmmm, nice!, 10 Mar. 2016
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Excellent comfort, beautifully 'true' sound, superlative build quality - what more do you want?
A stupid logo? Getouttahere!


Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Price: £5.69

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the story?, 10 Mar. 2016
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There are some great ideas here but I do wish that the author would write more stories with plots!
Half of them seem to be magic realist; almost stream of consciousness 'creative' writing reminiscent of J G Ballard's lesser works.
Very few actually have any sort of traditional structure.

Better than: Kraken
Worse than: Perdido Street Station (but then, that's excellent).


Sony CMT-X5 All-in-One Audio System with NFC and Bluetooth - Black
Sony CMT-X5 All-in-One Audio System with NFC and Bluetooth - Black
Price: £218.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looks, shame about the DAB., 10 Mar. 2016
Purchased from a well known and never undersold high street chain...

The CMT-X5 is a fairly niche product. There aren't many DAB/FM/CD/BT devices out there that come in small and neat packages.
I'd seen the reviews that commented on the DAB reception and thought that they must just have poor signal... Alas ;-(

The good:
Neat appearance.
Sound quality not bad for the size of the unit.
Decent feature set for the price.
SongPal app for smartphones

The bad:
Display is difficult to read with any reflections on the top of the unit.
Touch controls are difficult to see unless in bright light (but see above...)
Short mains lead (~1.5m).
Useless FM antenna. It's just a Molex connector with a metre of wire on it FFS!

The ugly:
FM reception is poor.
DAB reception is almost non-existent. Sitting next to an ancient Pure Evoke 1 - which has >95% signal on BBC R4; the Sony has <10%. If you hold the wire aerial just right.

After a great deal (hours) of fiddling about with the aerial, I've abandoned the idea of using DAB; and instead I'm streaming internet radio to it via BBC iplayer radio and SongPal.
I now have to decide whether it's going back or if I should put up with it.


Nos Ames Saoules
Nos Ames Saoules
Price: £18.04

5.0 out of 5 stars France's finest rock export., 2 Mar. 2016
This review is from: Nos Ames Saoules (Audio CD)
Even better than the last album, Tant que l'herbe est grasse.
Probably even better than 4603 battements.
Somehow this album has a less dark and more 'joyful' sound. The Leode still has its eerie wailing sound but it's toned down somewhat. There are wonderful (almost) sing-along parts (if I understood French better).
If you saw them supporting Fish, first get this one, then work backwards with the two listed above.


Panasonic eneloop BK-3MCCE/8BE Nickel Metal Hydride AA Batteries, Classic AA 8-Pack
Panasonic eneloop BK-3MCCE/8BE Nickel Metal Hydride AA Batteries, Classic AA 8-Pack
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent longevity, 10 Nov. 2015
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Probably the best all-round NiMHs you can buy.


Fallout 4 (PC)
Fallout 4 (PC)
Offered by Ace Goods Co. Ltd
Price: £29.95

9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware the download, 10 Nov. 2015
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This review is from: Fallout 4 (PC) (Video Game)
Right now I'm pretty P'd off by Bethesda thinking that they can get away with less than a quarter of a game being in the physical package. I bought a DVD version because I didn't want a 5 hour download on install.
Half a Gig of last minute tweaks would have been acceptable, but nearly 20 f'cking Gigs! Stroll on.

Further reading around also reveals that the PC version is a borked console port:

FoV isn't adjustable without .ini tweaks.
Keybindings are not all remappable - in particular numberpad has reserved keys.
Mouse acceleration is always on and there's no option to turn it off without .ini tweaks.
Framerate is locked to 30FPS and only unlockable with more serious tweaks.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=551069501&tscn=1447077828 has information on how to make many of the tweaks that should have been available as in-game options.
If the gameplay is as good as I (eventually) expect it to be I will revise this review; but it'll have to be pretty awesome to counter all these faults.
Hopefully the modding community will be fixing a lot of these issues.

EDIT
Ok, so I've managed to play for 15hours. It's very moreish. But ultimately not that filling.
The controls are awful if you don't like a controller or want to remap certain keys. The split personality of the settlement building bindings vs the main game bindings is just bonkers. Its just about manageable by plugging in a controller to do settlement building.
The quests (so far) for the minutemen are a bit go-clear-return-repeat.
The weather variation is quite cool, especially the radiation thunderstorms.
Power armour is excellently implemented - but keep collecting that steel for repairs!
Crafting is quite deep, but there absolutely NO handholding or tutorial.
Adhesive is vital.

I'm still hoping that a clever modder will manage to fix the keybinding problems. They've already fixed the .ini diving that was required for FoV etc here: http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/102/?
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Masterplug SRG62-MP 6-Gang Surge Protected Extension Lead 2 m 13 amp Fused
Masterplug SRG62-MP 6-Gang Surge Protected Extension Lead 2 m 13 amp Fused
Offered by LightingandMobileAccessoriesUK
Price: £8.90

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Expected better from a name manufacturer, 18 Oct. 2015
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Blown up after 32 days when plugging in an electric toothbrush.


10 LED Solar Powered Rechargeable Garage Greenhouse Shed Light
10 LED Solar Powered Rechargeable Garage Greenhouse Shed Light

1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless., 13 Sept. 2015
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Mine appears to be faulty (or maybe it's a design 'feature') as it never turns off as long as there's any light falling on the solar panel. Which means that the batteries never charge up, so that it doesn't work after dark.
I suspect that there's a failed diode somewhere...


Parasene Ber Corrie Leaf Grabber Large
Parasene Ber Corrie Leaf Grabber Large

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great idea - drops a point for the execution of the design., 25 July 2015
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These are a must for anyone who hates stooping to pick up garden debris.
They're made of galvanised steel and don't seem unreasonably heavy. My parents used to have a pair (long ago) made of Aluminium alloy which were really light, but these don't seem to be available any more.
They do a great job at picking up pretty much anything that you can sweep up; but the problem with this actual model is that the joint was too wobbly when assembled with the nut, bolt and washers provided (supplied unassembled). Never mind. I fitted a large diameter nylon washer between the arms and everything is good now.


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