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Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack Of 24 Pads - 38 mm x 51 mm
Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack Of 24 Pads - 38 mm x 51 mm

4.0 out of 5 stars good value and recycled which is all good, 16 July 2016
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A little small for most things but it's a bulk pack, good value and recycled which is all good. In practice I find I use a larger size most of the time as these are just a little to small to write very much or to be quickly visible if they are a semipermanent bookmark which is how I tend to use them


Scotch Comfort Scissors 1427 - 18cm - Red/Grey
Scotch Comfort Scissors 1427 - 18cm - Red/Grey
Offered by Homecare Essentials Limited
Price: £4.42

3.0 out of 5 stars but have a snub nose so no good for precision work but in the short term there's ..., 9 July 2016
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This is a basic pair of scissors, nothing special. The blades are well made and close neatly, but have a snub nose so no good for precision work but in the short term there's nothing wrong with them. They feel a little flimsily made - there's a little play in the centre hinge which will probably only get worse and the grips are very small - OK for a child to get their fingers through but small for anyone else.

Reasonable value for the price but far better is available.


Office Basics Brother LC-1100 Inkjet Cartridge - Black
Office Basics Brother LC-1100 Inkjet Cartridge - Black
Price: £5.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and cheap black ink replacement, 8 July 2016
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Excellent and cheap black ink replacement. My experience with clone ink cartridges is that black is usually OK and colour less so. Based on the fact that this is doing its job very well I'm willing to try their colour inks in place of the Brother originals.


Office Basics Brother Remanufactured LC-980 Inkjet Cartridge High Capacity - Yellow
Office Basics Brother Remanufactured LC-980 Inkjet Cartridge High Capacity - Yellow
Price: £5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't feel as good as an original Brother ink cartridge but for most ..., 4 July 2016
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It doesn't feel as good as an original Brother ink cartridge but for most day to day printing it's fine and it does the job. I'll probably not use it again because the main time I use colour is in photo printing and for that I'm not convinced the quality is up to standard. So I will probably use clone cartridges for black and originals for colour but if your colour printing is just standard office printing rather than art there's nothing wrong with this and it's cheaper. The only caveat I would say is that I'm not sure how long the ink will last and whether that might make the genuine Brorther cartridge better value.


New A-Level Biology: AQA Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition
New A-Level Biology: AQA Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Some of these revision guides are good and clear, 27 Jun. 2016
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Some of these revision guides are good and clear, some are concise but as this demonstrates it's rare to be both. OK it contains information on everything you need to cover but it's crowded and confused. Pages are a mass of sections with no clear thread through them. It's not one I would recommend to my students because I suspect that if there are any areas they need to revise then those are the areas where they need more explanation not less.


AS & A Level Maths For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))
AS & A Level Maths For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))
by Colin Beveridge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.21

2.0 out of 5 stars Too much recipe, too little explanation, 21 Jun. 2016
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Beveridge's AS & A level maths for dummies is just too dumbed down to be of much use. Yes you could follow everything in here and get an answer but too much of what is here is presented as a formulaic approach to maths, the paper version of telling someone what buttons to press on a calculator but without telling them why. That is a common fault of any text that tries to compress too much course into too few pages but without the why there is no real understanding or learning and without that you are relying purely on memory.

WIll I use it? Probably not. If my students understand the maths they do not need this and if they don't understand this doesn't explain enough.


uni-ball Air Pen - Blister Black (Pack of 2)
uni-ball Air Pen - Blister Black (Pack of 2)
Offered by RAREWAVES
Price: £2.83

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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice try but not as good as a fountain pen or as convenient as a ball point, 21 Jun. 2016
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The selling point of these pens is that they write with the style and easy of a fountain pen but without the inconvenience or mess. They don't. They are not as free flowing as a fountain pen yet the ink is very heavy and soaks through paper so that the reverse side of the page is effective unusable. On the plus side they are more convenient than a fountain pen because there are no cartridges to change but without the function of a fountain pen that's not enough to make this better than any number of gel or ball point pens.


Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence
Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence
by Susan Schneider
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

4.0 out of 5 stars So this is good when it is discussing concepts such as the singularity, 9 Jun. 2016
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Some people, albeit not many, when they use the term SF define it as speculative fiction rather than science fiction and that is where this book finds its niche; in speculation and not science. Equally there isn't much philosophy here either. What is here is science fiction used as a tool to prompt debate and most of those debates have more to do with society and science rather than philosophy and science fiction. So this is good when it is discussing concepts such as the singularity, not so good when discussing science such as the grandfather paradox but when it comes to a discussion of philosophy it is really treading only lightly over well trodden ground.

Is it a worthwhile book? Yes, but read selectively from the articles.


Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack Of 16 Pads 100 Sheets Per Pad - 76 mm x 76 mm
Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack Of 16 Pads 100 Sheets Per Pad - 76 mm x 76 mm
Price: £19.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Bumper pack of genuine post-its, 4 May 2016
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Well there really shouldn't be a lot to say about post-it notes but in this case; they're environmentally sound; they're a useful size (who on Earth uses the tiny post notes you can get?); they're in a bulk pack so it's good value and they're genuine post-it notes not a copy that might not stick.

Recycled paper is never an issue these days so there are no quality problems and the bulk pack is good value and sense.


Rapesco Silver Stapling Set with Zero-01L Office Stapler, Zero 20 Hole Punch and 5,000 Staples 26/8 mm
Rapesco Silver Stapling Set with Zero-01L Office Stapler, Zero 20 Hole Punch and 5,000 Staples 26/8 mm
Price: £27.88

3.0 out of 5 stars Good stapler, iffy hole punch, 28 April 2016
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This more expensive than most staplers and hole punches so does it justify the price tag? The answer is nearly but not quite. The stapler is well made and feels solid, a long arm gives plenty of leverage and punches through reasonable piles with no problem. The hole punch, well it's just a hole punch noting special about it, in fact a couple of points which look less than ideal - the tray to collect the waste paper is 'hinged' but that hinge is just a moulded line in the plastic to let it bend - I can see that breaking in short order. Similar the base is screwed on, so if something jams it's going to be out with the screwdrivers to free it.

If the hole punch was made to the same standard as the stapler this would warrant its price tag.


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