Nothing detracts from my reading enjoyment or irks me more than inaccuracies in a book. Just because you saw something in a movie or on TV doesn’t make it true. For example I recently read a book where a victim was tortured by being shocked with a car battery. How many times has this cliché scene has appeared in some film!
Well let me tell you it wouldn’t have been much of a torture because the victim wouldn’t have felt a thing. A car battery only has 12 volts (just a tiny bit more than a 9 volts smoke detector battery), and even if the electrodes were clipped to one’s nipples while they were standing in water they still wouldn’t feel anything. A villain have to go pretty far to actually harm his victim with a car battery.
You want to jolt someone? Simply plug your wires into a wall socket. That’s 120 volts (or even 240 in some areas like the UK), yeah, that will do the trick.
The point is: DO SOME RESEARCH! It’s not like you have to get off your ass and go to the library any longer.
Crime procedural with a twist.
How do you investigate an impossible crime? Bodies drained of blood crop up in Janice’s new jurisdiction on a regular basis. The first death was surprising, but just like the beginning of more TV crime dramas, when an unconnected character appears, you know they don’t have long to live. The reader gets a sometime brief, sometimes fairly lengthy introduction into their lives, which involve various pastimes including a F/F/M BDSM scene, before they joined the ranks of morgue residents. However, knowing what their fate was going to be, did stop me investing in the victims stories.
The heroine is a lady cop, given the enviable job of running a squad of hot young male detectives, and she gets to know some of them ‘very’ well as they investigate the rapidly increasing number of similar homicides. The author really lets you into the mind of Janice, her frustrations with the case, her desire to do a good job and impress her new bosses and her concern for the victims. Despite being a hard nosed cop, she really cares and does her job to the best of her ability under impossible circumstances.
The only thing that lost this one a star for me was the pace, we seem to have an endless stream of murders with the cops scratching their heads, before everything goes into lighting pace towards the end and you learn what the enigmatic title is referring too. It did keep me guessing for quite a while, but I’m not into spoilers.
Emma Jaye, Goodreads
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I’m posting this for any of you unfortunate enough to have an ASUS EEE PC 900 Linux with bios version 802.
I snagged one on eBay for $30 figuring I could repair it with parts I had on hand and load Windows XP on it. But 802 bios does not recognize SATA drives and so XP would not boot from my new 64 gb SATA SSD. So a bios update was required and everyone agrees 1006 is the way to go. The problem was when I went to flash the bios nothing worked.
ASUS apparently forgot they made millions of these and no support is available for anything prior to the 900HD.
I tried ALT + F2 when booting up to the ASUS screen and the computer just went into Bios Setup.
There is no EZ Flash tool in the Bios anywhere.
I tried formatting a USB key to FAT and renaming the update to 900.ROM and booting up with that in the left USB port – it ignored it.
I tried ASUS Updater but it said it couldn’t read the Bios image
I tried AFUWIN flash app and it couldn’t find the image
I made a bootable USB key with Freedos and Win32 Disk Imager and tried AFUDOS. Freedos ran fine but
I tried every version of AFUDOS 3.5 and up and got the same result: Can’t find the bios files.
I went to American Megatrends AMI.com website and downloaded and tried every bios flasher version they had over a 3 day period. All basically errored out on can’t find bios image or ‘bios does not support AFU’
I tried BUPDATER and got the error CANNOT FIND UPDATE MODULE
I went here https://www.bios-mods.com/ and found some great info but no solution.
I was about to give up and live with a workaround but just before I went to sleep after an all day session I found a post mentioning a very old version of AFUDOS 2.36
I downloaded from here http://pcdriverupdates.com/download.php?link=asus-cm5425-desktop-pc-bios-utilities-driver-dos&model=NTI4ODM=&id=MzczMjE3Nw==
You can also get it here:
I loaded AFU236U on my Freedos USB key and typed in:
afu236u /i900.ROM /o802.ROM
and IT WORKED!!!!
My bios is now version 1006 and Win XP boots up normally and very fast. I can only imagine this EEE PC 900 was an early version and didn’t have the built in bios flasher and that AFUDOS 2.36 is early version to recognize this PC.