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Classic SuperFast Thermapen 3 professional food thermometer Dark Green colour
Classic SuperFast Thermapen 3 professional food thermometer Dark Green colour
Offered by ETI Ltd
Price: £48.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential tool for anyone who loves cooking meat on the BBQ or otherwise, 21 Feb. 2016
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Get better steaks and other cuts than ever using this highly accurate thermometer to take the guess work out of cooking. Essential tool for anyone who loves cooking meat on the BBQ or otherwise.


Smartwool Adult PHD Outdoor Ultra Light Mini Socks - Light Gray, Large (8 - 10.5)
Smartwool Adult PHD Outdoor Ultra Light Mini Socks - Light Gray, Large (8 - 10.5)
Price: £15.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 21 Feb. 2016
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Wears thin and into holes way to fast for a sock this price.


Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Pattern Mini Performance Socks - Bright Blue, Large
Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Pattern Mini Performance Socks - Bright Blue, Large

5.0 out of 5 stars Not too hot, not to cold, with adequate ..., 21 Feb. 2016
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Not too hot, not to cold, with adequate padding and likely a longer life than the ultra-light versions of the same sock.


Sony CFDS50 Classic CD and Tape Boombox with Radio - Black
Sony CFDS50 Classic CD and Tape Boombox with Radio - Black
Offered by M H TECHNOLOGIES
Price: £59.45

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD/Tape/Radio to introduce kids to the "old" way of ..., 21 Feb. 2016
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Great CD/Tape/Radio to introduce kids to the "old" way of enjoying music, but sadly lacks a built in microphone or mic in port, which would have lead to an even greater level of fun.


Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars and how we need to protect our future from existential threats (with the techie favourite AI enslaving us all as the favourite t, 21 Feb. 2016
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I fascinating tour of Tegmark's physics and mathematics view of the ultimate nature of reality, which touches on some mind blowing concepts, such as: an infinite physical universe, where everything may occur, including infinite versions of yourself separated by unsurmountable distance; and quantum suicide where you may in fact experience immortality (but everyone else sees you die). This book is definitely worth reading through for all these existential challenges. On the downside, these are all thought experiments that are probably impossible to prove as right or wrong (how can you verify if two possibilities both happen, since you can only experience one?) and perhaps the mathematical basis for reality is actually rooted in a socially constructed mathematical basis for understanding reality. Also Tegmark doesn't point us towards any practical outcomes of the theories described, apart from a final chapter on how unique and fragile we may be in the multiverse, and how we need to protect our future from existential threats (with the techie favourite AI enslaving us all as the favourite threat). I'd really like to have read some more predictions about where current experiments around gravity waves and Higgs bosons might lead.

But nonetheless this is the most enjoyable popular science book I have read in some years, and kept me hooked till the last page. Highly recommended.


Britax Kidfix XP Group 2/3  4 - 12 Years High-Backed Booster Car Seat (Chili Pepper)
Britax Kidfix XP Group 2/3 4 - 12 Years High-Backed Booster Car Seat (Chili Pepper)

3.0 out of 5 stars The one you want, but fail on Britax quality control!, 2 Feb. 2016
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This is the model with proper sturdy ISOFIX attachments, whereas most places are selling a similar model that has loose ISOFIX attachments fixed via seatbelt webbing - lots of poor reviews for that.

I was disappointed to find loose screws in the packaging, and on taking the seat cover off, I think I found where they had come from. But what else is missing? Not great that the assembly may be incomplete, given this is supposed to be a safety product!


Intel NUC5i5RYK Desktop Mini PC (Silver/Black) - (Intel Core i5 i5-5250U 1.60 GHz, HD Graphics 6000, DDR3l SDRAM)
Intel NUC5i5RYK Desktop Mini PC (Silver/Black) - (Intel Core i5 i5-5250U 1.60 GHz, HD Graphics 6000, DDR3l SDRAM)

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little computer, 22 Jun. 2015
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Great little computer. The little part is achievable due to no legacy ports allowing so many features to be included in such a tiny box. Would be nice if it had passive cooling. This has a lot of potential for lots of projects at home and in business.


TP-LINK TD-W9980 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem Router (2.4 GHz 300 Mbps, 5 GHz 300 Mbps, 2 USB Ports for Storage Sharing, Media/Print Server) - Black
TP-LINK TD-W9980 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem Router (2.4 GHz 300 Mbps, 5 GHz 300 Mbps, 2 USB Ports for Storage Sharing, Media/Print Server) - Black
Price: £61.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and fast but UI and feature set needs some work., 22 Jun. 2015
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Since installing the latest firmware update, which supports G.IMP, which is available on my line, the connection speed has been consistently higher in both directions and more reliable than previously. Well worth keeping an eye out for firmware upgrades. So in doing the basic job this is a great product.

Dual radio is a good upgrade from my previous wifi equipment, and creating a second SSID for 5GHz devices (primarily AppleTV) is handy as where I live the 2.4 GHz spectrum is quite crowded.

Disappointments are all in the advanced features, some of which are lacking compared to the cheap Technicolor gateway that my ISP has provided. I would expect from a higher end device features such as a local DNS server or configurable Dynamic DNS updates - those are lacking.

I'm really disappointed that the interface only maps MAC address to device names on one page, and then uses MAC addresses everywhere else - if you want to apply settings for a particular device, you need to know its MAC address, or look it up on the connected devices page. That is a basic UI issue that much cheaper devices already do.

Also, if you want to mount this on the wall, finding the right screws proved to be rather tricky - the specs in the manual aren't much help since they refer to metric screws, and those aren't easily located in a hardware store in the UK. I did find some that fit kicking around at the bottom of the toolbox.

Asides from those annoyances, this is a reliable device, and once you have finished the initial setup, you are unlikely to visit it again.

*** Bonus tip ***
To get the best WiFi coverage, position the antenna in three different axes - one pointing straight up, one pointing to the left or right, and one pointing straight back - this is most easily achieved if the device is mounted on the wall near a corner. This has helped get the signal coverage to corners of my house it wasn't reaching before.


Motorola Flip Door Case Cover for Moto G First Generation- Red
Motorola Flip Door Case Cover for Moto G First Generation- Red

5.0 out of 5 stars Great cover - here's how to fix any compass issues caused by the magnet., 22 Jun. 2015
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Fits very well, and less bulky than other flip covers since it replaces the clip on cover instead of fitting over it.

A number of people have complained that the magnet breaks the compass. I did notice this initially when the cover was folded all the way round to the back- however after re-calibration of the compass this was no longer a problem.

How to do this? Start an app that uses the compass such as Google Maps, then wave the phone around in a figure of 8. If google maps brings up the feedback, disable shake to provide feedback, then try again. This resolved the issue for me immediately - no need for restarting the phone or anything.

Here's a video that shows how to do it: https://youtu.be/sP3d00Hr14o


Microsoft Windows Pro 8.1x64 English Intl 1 Pack DSP OEI DVD (PC)
Microsoft Windows Pro 8.1x64 English Intl 1 Pack DSP OEI DVD (PC)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OEM sticker is stuck, 18 May 2015
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OEM install pack came and no problem. Rather annoyingly the COA sticker is very well stuck to the DVD packaging. There are instructions on the packaging to carefully peel the COA sticker off then apply it to the computer. Clearly, no one at Microsoft involved in trying this out bothered to carefully peel the sticker otherwise they would have seen the futility of the task. I would recommend that you don't even try, since you may need the key on the sticker, and if you are unlucky you'll obliterate it in the process of trying to get the damn thing off the cardboard DVD sleeve.


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