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TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster with Ethernet Port for Wired Device (WPS Function/Easy Configuration)
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster with Ethernet Port for Wired Device (WPS Function/Easy Configuration)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work, 30 July 2013
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I should have taken more note of the other reviews here. This arrived ahead of schedule, but was very difficult to set up, and after an hour spent on the helpline, I was finally advised that it was working properly, but just needed putting closer to my router. Which is hardly the point! It is underpowered, and made barely any difference to the wifi signal in my 3-storey Victorian terraced house.It went back to Amazon, who were good about issuing a credit note, and i will be trying a powerline/wifi combination instead


The Glass Room
The Glass Room
by Simon Mawer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A well-written intelligent novel., 30 July 2013
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The glass room of the title is in a modernist house built by a wealthy couple in a non-specified middle European country in the inter-war years. The novel follows the conception of the house, and its subsequent story as well as that of the owners, one of whom is Jewish, and takes us through the Second World War and beyond. Mawer is interested in freedoms; political, moral and sexual, and while his plotline is a little contrived his characterization is strong. It is a very visual book, and would film well. His prose is clear and he makes interesting play with the fact that, while he is writing in English, the characters would be using Czech or German, and how it isn't always easy to translate precisely between the languages. The ingredients are decadent mittel-Europe, Nazis, lesbianism, communism and anal sex, but the end product is much more sophisticated than that list suggests.


Generic Replacement Packard Bell EasyNote 19v 65W Laptop Ac Adapter (5.5mm x 1.65mm tip)
Generic Replacement Packard Bell EasyNote 19v 65W Laptop Ac Adapter (5.5mm x 1.65mm tip)
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Price: £10.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job - for a time, 30 July 2013
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This is the third time I have had to replace the power supply to my laptop. The new one works straight out of the box, and is easy to use. All is fine for nine months or so, and then it fails. I hope this one lasts longer, but at such a low price I can't really complain


VIVOBOOK S500CA-CJ011H CI5-3317
VIVOBOOK S500CA-CJ011H CI5-3317

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - when it works, 16 July 2013
I bought this computer about 3 months ago, and it was great initially. I then noticed that the touchpad was only partly working. It would detect single taps, but nothing more complex, and Asus say there are a range of gestures that will get the screen to do all sorts of clever things. This was disappointing, but bearable, until the touchscreen itself started to fail and cause the computer to crash. Several hours on the phone to technical support didn't solve the problem, so it went back to Asus, who replaced the touchscreen, but not the touchpad. So it's gone back to them again. I'd get something more reliable if I had the chance to go back in time.


Bad News (The Patrick Melrose Novels)
Bad News (The Patrick Melrose Novels)
by Edward St. Aubyn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 28 Sept. 2012
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The Patrick Melrose series of novels (of which this is the third) are a funny, cynical, human look at the life of a man born into the English upper middle classes in the 1970's, with all the potential for ghastliness and redemption that suggests. I loved them.


Flight
Flight
by Reg Grant
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly detailed overview, 28 Sept. 2012
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Don't be put off by the fact that this is published by Dorling Kindersley, who do all those Eyewitness Guides etc that explain things like Medieval Castles to five-year-olds. This has a lot more content than that. It's not an academic work, but it has a fair amount of technical detail, and some very good pictures. A book for the interested adult, with a little bit of scientific knowledge thrown in.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It Works, 28 Sept. 2012
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A replacement for the old charger for my laptop, which just died (they do, you know, slowly and without warning, and you think there's something wrong with the computer). This was about 1/5th of the cost of one from the major retailer I got the laptop from, and arrived within about two days. Can't get any more excited about it than that.


Music From The HBO Original Series - Treme Season 2
Music From The HBO Original Series - Treme Season 2
Price: £14.22

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, 28 Sept. 2012
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If you have enjoyed the second season of Treme (and if you haven't that probably means you haven't watched it yet), then you will know that the music was the best thing about it. In that case - you don't need to read this, as you already know it's really good. If you haven't seen season two of Treme, then I suggest you do, and then you will know that you want to buy this CD. Simple eh?


Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by D. I. Blockley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 26 Aug. 2012
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A good addition to the Very Short Introduction series of books. Covers most areas of what is a very broad subject, and goes into an impressive amount of detail in the space available.


Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
by Jim Al-Khalili
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.98

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview, 26 Aug. 2012
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This is an interesting book, plugging the gap between the Greeks and the Renaissance in the commonly-told history of science. The ground Al-Khalili covers isn't particularly original, I suspect, but quite a lot of what he had to say was new to me. He writes well, clearly and with expertise, particularly about the Maths and the Physical sciences. In fact I would have liked a bit more detail in these areas. In spite of a useful chapter at the beginning explaining how Arabic names work, I found the impressive list of Arabic scholars the book covers, each with the latinised version of his name as well as the original, was a bit confusing, but that's my problem really. Slightly oddly, Al-Khalili frames the history with his own experiences growing up in Bhagdad, and that of previous generations of his family. This could have been a bit sentimental, but wasnt, and helped to show how Arabic science is faring in the current day. Interesting parallels can be drawn between the burning of the Arabic libraries when the Arabic-speaking world was turning to a more fundamental version of Islam at the start of the Renaissance, and attitudes to science in the US now


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