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x 10 50w GU10 50w GU10 Halogen 220-240v Light Bulbs
x 10 50w GU10 50w GU10 Halogen 220-240v Light Bulbs
Offered by Goods Wholesale Ltd
Price: £6.98

2.0 out of 5 stars cheap but shortlived, 9 July 2017
some with zero lifespan, some ok, on average 10 for approx. 20 months, makes 1 for 2 months. definitely short of 2000 hrs, roughly 30p per month


Birkenstock Arizona, Unisex Adults' Casual, Blue-V.1, 5.5 UK (39 EU)
Birkenstock Arizona, Unisex Adults' Casual, Blue-V.1, 5.5 UK (39 EU)
Price: £40.60

5.0 out of 5 stars best i know, 9 July 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
as advertised and still comfortable, love the feel


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4.0 out of 5 stars Ok, simple, cheap, 12 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Good value for money, does what it says (arguably too weak to scare pigeons from distances above 2m however, so stronger model needed for that purpose)


LINDY USB to PS/2 Converter Cable
LINDY USB to PS/2 Converter Cable
Price: £16.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, simple and intelligent, 12 April 2015
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Plugged in, looks for and installs adapter software, works as expected


Accuratus 595 Mini Keyboard
Accuratus 595 Mini Keyboard
Price: £29.09

5.0 out of 5 stars No 1 keyboard, 10 April 2015
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Maximum use of space, simple and compact, reliable over many years.


NEWLink USB to PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Cable
NEWLink USB to PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Cable
Offered by XY Store
Price: £1.52

2.0 out of 5 stars The devil is in the detail, 10 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
There's 2 different type of adapters:
(i) simple ones which connect PS/2 with USB (whether the devices actually understand each other or not); and
(ii) interpreting ones which connect a n d translate one's signals to the other.
The rating reflects the fact that it's not clear that this is the former type.


Soundlab Lightweight Stereo In-Earphones
Soundlab Lightweight Stereo In-Earphones
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: £1.34

4.0 out of 5 stars great value for money, 8 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
wanted to find out if i can actually make use of earphones, to plug into my pc's loadspeakers. low cost was a priority and i'm very happy with these (after the 1st week anyway or else i'd given 5 stars). nothing fancy but can't find anything wrong with the sound quality or how they fit the ear, no scratching or overturning (at mild sound levels) and no feelings of discomfort. i'll stick to them until they break and take it from there


MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
by Glenn Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.57

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good book, NO relation to exam, 16 April 2012
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i actually liked the book, the way it describes subjects, goes through them, lists examples and solutions. however, the sole purpose of buying the book was to take the exam and this is where it falls down: as interesting as it is, it got me nowhere near a pass in the exam, not the first time, not the second.

i could answer all 200 training questions in my sleep with plenty of spare time plus practical experience. the exam (i took it twice in 2010/11) had two parts: one similarly to the training questions, the other modelled as a project, with multiple choice questions worked into it. overall, i found the exam long and time just about right, unless of course the project-style part throws you off the first time. the nasty bit though, microsoft do not tell you how the score system is structured, i.e. how many points are available for which question and choice, whether a wrong choice can incur negative points, which questions count towards which overall section and so on; all questions are taken 'blindly'. when you then get the score, microsoft will not tell you where you actually made or lost points, what the right or wrong answers are and for what reason. what you do get is some overall summary, such as score total '40%': 'ado.net 50%'; 'linq 30%' and so on, but you'll never even know your score out of the total score and you have to remember and judge for yourself which section each question belongs to. (after the second try, i tried 'reverse' engineer my score and came to approximately 700 points overall, although it still was inconclusive as to whether the 40% were for a pass (70%) or the total (100%).)

i think there's a huge lot to be learned from how you've done at an exam, even if you score no points at all, and the way i make sense of it is that microsoft has licensed (i.e. paying) partners who have access to more exam information and 'sell' this knowledge on to customers (this is my personal guess). my suggestion therefore is that once you've got the experience, let your employer fund you a 3- or 5-day training course and save yourself a lot of time and hustle.


MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows® Application Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows® Application Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
by Matthew A. Stoecker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £56.02

3.0 out of 5 stars good book, NO relation to exam, 16 April 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
i actually liked the book, the way it describes subjects, goes through them, lists examples and solutions. however, the sole purpose of buying the book was to take the exam and this is where it falls down: as interesting as it is, it got me nowhere near a pass in the exam, not the first time, not the second.

i could answer all 200 training questions in my sleep with plenty of spare time plus practical experience. the exam (i took it twice in 2010/11) had two parts: one similarly to the training questions, the other modelled as a project, with multiple choice questions worked into it. overall, i found the exam long and time just about right, unless of course the project-style part throws you off the first time. the nasty bit though, microsoft do not tell you how the score system is structured, i.e. how many points are available for which question and choice, whether a wrong choice can incur negative points, which questions count towards which overall section and so on; all questions are taken 'blindly'. when you then get the score, microsoft will not tell you where you actually made or lost points, what the right or wrong answers are and for what reason. what you do get is some overall summary, such as score total '40%': 'building a user interface 50%'; 'working with events and commands 30%' and so on, but you'll never even know your score out of the total score and you have to remember and judge for yourself which section each question belongs to. (after the second try, i tried 'reverse' engineer my score and came to approximately 700 points overall, although it still was inconclusive as to whether the 40% were for a pass (70%) or the total (100%).)

i think there's a huge lot to be learned from how you've done at an exam, even if you score no points at all, and the way i make sense of it is that microsoft has licensed (i.e. paying) partners who have access to more exam information and 'sell' this knowledge on to customers (this is my personal guess). my suggestion therefore is that once you've got the experience, let your employer fund you a 3- or 5-day training course and save yourself a lot of time and hustle.


Bookchair Standard Black
Bookchair Standard Black
Price: £21.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, 10 Dec. 2008
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Bookchair Standard Black (Gift)
Very useful in principle, good materials and finish. Struggles a little with larger books and should have one 4th, steeper setting. However, very useful and recommended.


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