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Learning Resources Snap 'n' Learn  Elephants
Learning Resources Snap 'n' Learn Elephants
Price: £13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Son loves these elephants, 22 July 2013
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Our 18 months old boy loves these elephants. He can't count yet of course, but keeps lining the elephants up, trunk connected to tail and orders them by colour. He also seems to like the fact that for each colour there's a grown up and a "bebe"! Much recommended!


Doortex Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Mat, 61cm x 91cm, Closed-Top Bubble Pattern, Black (FCAF6191)
Doortex Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Mat, 61cm x 91cm, Closed-Top Bubble Pattern, Black (FCAF6191)
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: £30.97

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The smell!, 21 Mar. 2013
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This is a great mat in that it really helps working standing up at a sit/stand desk more comfortable both for feet and for knees. The big downside is that it reeks of a chemical smell so offensive that my colleagues have refused to let me use the mat in the office. And I have tried lots of tricks to rid it of smell: I have been keeping it hanging outdoors for two weeks straight as well as having it lying overnight in the bathtub in detergent-containing water - no help. So, while it is serves the purpose, it still is useless... I've had to return it. Really a pity as work standing up is great for health and posture but has the downside of hurting feet.


Sterling WPL249 49mm Double Locking Weatherproof Padlock with Long Shackle
Sterling WPL249 49mm Double Locking Weatherproof Padlock with Long Shackle
Price: £9.03

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably sturdy lock, 15 Dec. 2012
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This is a decently priced lock with smooth unlocking and locking, and of medium safety as mentioned in the product description. All in all, reasonably good value for money at 10 pounds.


Highlander Banff Waterproof Glove
Highlander Banff Waterproof Glove
Price: £13.95 - £15.46

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, warm, high-quality gloves, 15 Dec. 2012
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These gloves are amazingly warm as well as water proof. Excellent for playing with my little son in the snow. They seem to be of great quality too, with thorough stitching throughout. Only problem is as the previous reviewer remarked: the sizes are a bit small, so if you usually wear size L, buy XL.


The Meatbot's Guide to the Technological Singularity: Prepare to Smartify!
The Meatbot's Guide to the Technological Singularity: Prepare to Smartify!

1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!, 4 Dec. 2012
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I hate being negative but I must say this is the worst junk I've read in a long while. Being very interested in the topic of the singularity and having read "the singularity is near" by kurzweil, I can tell you that this one has absolutely none of the intellectual rigor of kurzweil's book, and is no fun either. I think it shines through quite a bit that the author is a former member of the scientology sect - a fact I didn't know before buying the book. It is simply silly science fiction rather than a serious attempt at mapping the future we are facing.

And the writing is terribly with lots of spelling errors, duplicated words ("and and" etc) and the sort. He could have proof-read it...

I'll give you a taste of the style, here in the midst of a discussion about a computer in 2017: "This computer, at 1.3 x 10^20 FLOPS will, or does, have the power of ... (drum roll) ... 10 thousand unified human brains! DOUBLE GONG!!! Oh boy. This isn't speculative fiction now. I'm telling you that this s***[reviewer's masking] is being made right-the-f***[ditto]-now."

Enough said.

As an obvious side-note, a computer that has the potential raw computation ability of a human, or 10,000 humans, needs programming to emulate human thinking. That is the missing piece that all the singularitarians are much too optimistic about. It's not going to happen in 2029 like kurzweil thinks in his new book. Neuroscience has been working madly at the problem over decades and still has no idea how cognition comes about in neurons or networks of neurons. I'm pretty certain it will happen, but it will take much longer than the optimists think.


Thin Chrome Shower Head With Hose & Wall Bracket Set
Thin Chrome Shower Head With Hose & Wall Bracket Set
Offered by Trade In Post Limited
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent shower hose and head - fantastic value!, 12 Aug. 2011
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This is the same shower head that sells elsewhere on amazon for [] (I placed an order for one of those by mistake). Here I got the same head plus the hose and wall attachment for 1 pound extra. It really is a very good set - no leakages, strong flow, just great. Probably costs closer to [] pounds in the local hardware store.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Energy boosters that make my heart pound like mad, 30 Jun. 2011
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The first impression from taking 1 of these pregnenolone capsules each morning was great - gave a sharper mind plain and simple, and also improved running capacity. But after a few days they gave the side effect that my heart began to pound much more forcefully. While lying in bed after a calm evening it felt like I had just been chopping wood. Not very pleasant and so quit it...
This may obviously not happen to everyone, I just wanted to give you a word of caution.


VELCRO Brand Stick On Squares, 25 mm - Black, Pack of 24
VELCRO Brand Stick On Squares, 25 mm - Black, Pack of 24
Price: £2.85

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic little stickers, 30 Jun. 2011
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Wife got the idea to rid the bedroom of light pollution by sticking these with one part to the wall and the other to the never-quite-to-the-wall curtains. Turns out it worked like a marvel - the glue is so strong it sticks without problems to cloth! Wow, am mighty impressed.


Metaltex Imperial Cheese Slicer, Stainless Steel
Metaltex Imperial Cheese Slicer, Stainless Steel
Price: £2.99

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great slicer, 28 Jun. 2011
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Very good cheese slicer, better than more expensive model here which glues to cheese.. (Kitchen Craft Master Class Soft Grip Short Handled Cheese Planer, Stainless Steel)
Only problem was that the sharp end is covered in a very sticky tape that leaves residues requiring very harsh scrubbing to get rid of. But after that it worked like a charm.


Hozelock 2-in-1 60 m Hose Reel without Hose - Colour May Vary
Hozelock 2-in-1 60 m Hose Reel without Hose - Colour May Vary
Price: £29.98

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff once you've worked pretty hard to assemble it!, 17 Jun. 2010
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This is a solid and sturdy hose reel with pegs and bars to hold it still whilst rolling up the hose. Would be given a higher rating had it clearly mentioned the rather difficult and strength-demanding assembly that's required.


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