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Daylight Led Type Poise Table/desk Lamp With Heavy Base 3watt energy saving Saving Daylight Led In Very Stylish Black
Daylight Led Type Poise Table/desk Lamp With Heavy Base 3watt energy saving Saving Daylight Led In Very Stylish Black

5.0 out of 5 stars LED desklamp, 23 Oct. 2013
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its small 370mm high 335mm wide. rotates vertically 0..135o on base, top joint pivots through 180o, swings +-45o at the top, and the top tube rotates through 180 degrees. the base pillar doesn't rotate which means you can't cover any/every possible position, unlike say an anglepoise or anglepoise type light (mind you id doesn't have the obtrusive base of those style lights), but it gets pretty close

its stylish, slim and fairly unobtrusive (when unlit!)

fantastic light output on the desk, plenty bright enough.
minor negative at present is tightening the base pivot (its falling not 'holding' position at all angles)

seems robust enough, granted Ive only had it a few hours, but I cant see where the possible failure points are. most of the fittings and metal (metal tubes & clamps, the plastic base is substantial so doubt it will break as many of the anglepoise type copies do fail

light is permanently clamped to base so I don't understand the problems others have had referrign to moving the light, nor do I see any flimsiness. So perhaps this is an more recent model

joints are held by friction not clamps so may nbeed adjustment over time

not to certain if the PSU is running with the light switched off

all in all its a fantastic lamp, well worth the money


Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one month after purchase, 18 Jun. 2010
Bought this camera in a hurry for a looming holiday, wanted a compact camera that was easy to operate, fairly robust and took good pictures. Being a bit geeky I was attracted to the idea of the inbuilt GPS to avoid those arguments of where the photo was taken. bought a spare battery as well as was concerned about battery life. Also considered the Olympus tough/mju cameras but decided the image quality wasn't as good as the TZ10 and the TZ10 was robust enough for my purposes

After 6 weeks on the road, with 750+ photos taken I'm still impressed the the picture quality. the Ia function works well, meaning I haven't explored the other modes at all. I have no interest in the movie function, I wanted still picture quality.

in that time theres only been one out of focus/blurred photo. the battery life is fine, you'd only really need the spare if you were going away from the power grid for a while.

its a bit bulkier and heavier than most cameras, it would be nice if it came with a case or bag.. its easy to scratch the finish or screen if you don't have a case.

the one major letdown in my books is the GPS isn't very useful. I was on a road trip and the GPS was rarely accurate, usually it was out by 10..30 minutes, often 2 hours or more. mebbe if your use isn't so frenetic the GPS may be useful, but if you are constantly on the move the GPS doesn't keep up. Its a great idea but not well enough implemented, so save you money and buy the non GPS version.
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Garmin Maps of USA NT City Navigator on DVD
Garmin Maps of USA NT City Navigator on DVD

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garmin Maps, 18 May 2010
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bought the DVD version to install on a Zumo550 for a US tour. not certain, but I think if you buy the SD card version you may not be able to install it easily on computers (I think the SD card version only works on a GPS.. but check with Garmin first)

delivered quickly, does what it says on the tin. i was only interested in the Western America, you cab download individual states in the US and/or provinces in Canada. Easily downloaded onto a 2GB SD card.

Garmin have recently changed the installation procedure, it wasn't immediately apparent what needed to be done or not done. there install process kept demanding I put in an unlock code, but their web system consantly refused to supply or generare one.

you can install the same maps + mapsource on multiple computers but only one GPS device. which is handy as I did much of the route planning at home on a desktop, and am carting around a cheap secondhand laptop with the US maps.


Simply SQL
Simply SQL
by Rudy Limeback
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark James, 13 Feb. 2009
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This review is from: Simply SQL (Paperback)
A great book providing a foundation for learning SQL. It has practical examples that stretch the imagination but stay firmly rooted to the real world. Unlike to many books in the systems world is readable and immediately comprehensible. If you are starting out on the SQL road or even dabbling in using databases with websites then this is an excellent start to getting to grips with what SQL and what it can do for you

It doesn't attempt to cover every possible feature of SQL.
It doesn't try to bamboozle newcomers to SQL with unnecessary features or "show off" the authors knowledge of SQL.
it succeeds in providing a good grounding in how to use SQL.


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