Brentley Hernandez

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Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
I listened to this book basically because I wanted to learn a bit about Soros, Buffett and Volcker, which this book was pretty good for. Certainly not a full biography, but enough to give a good intro. More than that, it was a discussion about how these three pragmatists views compared to the academics views, and basically makes the case that common sense and pragmatism wins the day both when viewed against the dogmas of the liberals or the conservative academics. Its a worthwhile read in that light and I actually found more helpful than Trillion Dollar Meltdown in understanding, at a high level, what was missed by the authorities.
MEG: Nightstalkers
MEG: Nightstalkers
I picked up the original "Meg" novel a couple of years ago and found it a pleasant surprise. It was well written and hit the balance perfectly between being believable and having some fun, over the top action. It was refreshing to find a giant sea monster story that didn't have the usual radiation/mutation/government experiment origins and was coupled with some likable characters. I enjoyed the sequel but as I've gone through the series there's been a noticeable decline in the quality. I was hoping "Nightstalkers" would end that trend but was sadly disappointed.

I understand that five books into a series there's going to be some rehashing of similar plot devices but I couldn't help feeling that I'd already read this book. It's been the same for a while now - despite tragedy after tragedy inflicted on the Taylor family by these sharks, they insist on repeating their mistakes. Initially they want to destroy the sharks, but then decide they want to save them and imprison them back in the lagoon/aquarium one more time despite all the failures of previous attempts and countless deaths. The megs are the secondary antagonists at this point, playing second fiddle to some even larger creatures, but the formula is still the same.

By far the worst point of the book is about 75% in where a character is introduced and brings with him an absolutely ludicrous alternate reality/time travel subplot. Yes you read that right, TIME TRAVEL!!. I wish I was making this up. It feels ridiculously out of place and is dropped after a few chapters never to be mentioned again (thankfully). I later discovered that this was a crossover with another series by the same author, and it feels like a cheap ploy to generate sales of his other books. At this point I actually put the book aside for a few weeks feeling like it wasn't even worth the effort but I'd already invested enough to want to see it through to the end. I won't spoil anything, but the door was left open for more sequels to follow.

If you've read the first couple of books of the series then please just stop there. It's sad how terrible this getting.
This Christmas Aretha (LP)
This Christmas Aretha (LP)
アナログレコード(LP盤)の音質を期待して購入したが、あまりメリットは感じられない。

買うなら扱いやすいCDかMP3を勧めます。
1974 Tour Live (4LP Box Set) [VINYL]
1974 Tour Live (4LP Box Set) [VINYL]
Probably like most Dylan fans, Before The Flood (BTF) is one of my favourite live albums. This is just as good and arguably better because of the additional songs, including The Times They Are A-Changin' and an amazing Gates of Eden. Dylan’s interpretation of them during this tour is terrific. Also, Dylan’s delivery here of the songs, which appear on BTF, often varies slightly, making them clearly distinctive from the tracks on BTF and equally enjoyable. It is also worth highlighting how good The Band sound throughout the entire album. This is acknowledged by the historical article included in the CD sleeve by Nat Hentoff. Having said that, the inclusion of this article seems a strange choice, particularly with the author’s failure to note/ realise how incredibly fortunate he had been to undoubtedly see Dylan performing at a level, which most Dylan fans would love to have witnessed. If you are a fan of Before The Flood , I would recommend buying this album!
Masterpieces by Bob Dylan [Music CD]
Masterpieces by Bob Dylan [Music CD]
Wow - I can't believe I'm the first person to review this! So I'll be as comprehensive of my review as I can be in case anybody reads it! LOL!
Well this is a 3-CD set, released exclusively in Australia, New Zealand and Japan only in March, 1978, intended as sort of a greatest hits package mixed with some rarities! This was re-issued on CD by Columbia in 1991. Alas, this is now out of print so it is a treasure trove for any Dylan fan, especially this one! This is reminiscent of "Biograph" in that the tracks don't go in chorological order, they're sort of all over the place but still fit in nicely together! Now for the track listings!

CD 1
1. Knockin' On Heaven's Door - from "Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid" - a top-notch hit for Bob in 1973 and is covered by such artists as Jerry Garcia and Guns 'n Roses!
2. Mr. Tambourine Man - from "Bringing It All Back Home" - my personal favorite Dylan song - The Byrds had a #1 hit with this one!
3. Just Like A Woman - from "Blonde On Blonde" - another classic and I believe was a top 10 hit for Bob in 1966.
4. I Shall Be Released - from "Greatest Hits Vol. II" - this one is from the 1971 recording session that produced "Down In The Flood", "Watching The River Flow", "George Jackson", and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
5. Tears Of Rage - from "The Basement Tapes" - one of the best songs from the sessions with the Band at the basement of Big Pink from 1967!
6. All Along The Watchtower - from "John Wesley Harding" - a true classic that most people give Jimi Hendrix credit for - but I've always preferred Bob's version the best!
7. One More Cup Of Coffee - from "Desire" - a cool, sort of love song with Emmylou Harris on backing vocals!
8. Like A Rolling Stone - from "Self Portrait" - this was the 1967 Isle of Wight performance which is okay but kinda sloppy and Bob gets his words mixed up a tad! I prefer the original recording or the "Bootleg 4" live version from Manchester England, 1966.
9. Quinn The Eskimo - from "Self Portrait" - this one is by far the best performance in the 1967 Isle of Wight concert - it ROCKS and is much better to my ears than the original version on "Biograph" and "Side Tracks"!
10. Tomorrow Is A Long Time - from "Greatest Hits Vol. II" - this is the live Town Hall performance from 1963 - Columbia had plans to release this whole show but it got shelved for some reason! Perhaps a future installment in the Bootleg Series?
11. Lay, Lady, Lay - from "Hard Rain" - really wish they would've put the original version on here instead... the backup singers on this one are super-annoying! Bob does change some of the lyrics though which makes it worth a listen!
12. Idiot Wind - a better track from "Hard Rain" - kind of an angry sounding version, unlike the one on "Bootleg 2" which has a much softer tone!

CD 2
1. Mixed-Up Confusion - an outtake from "Freewheelin" - I think this is the same version found on "Side Tracks" - a good song but I like the single version better found on "Biograph".
2. Positively 4th Street - a non-album single from mid-'65 which had "From A Buick 6" as the B-side! An slightly extended version of this is found on "Side Tracks" and the 1999 reissue of "Greatest Hits".
3. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - a cool rocking non-album single which had "Highway 61 Revisited" as the B-side. This is in mono but a stereo recording exists on "Bootleg 12".
4. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - the live version from 5/14/66 in Liverpool, England - also was the B-side to the "I Want You" single. This track is basically exclusive to "Masterpieces", unless you're wanting to invest in the "Complete 1966 Live Performances" CD.
5. Spanish Is The Loving Tongue - another tune from the 1971 recording sessions - this one was the B-side to the "Watching The River Flow" single! This is also available on the "Pure Dylan" compilation CD!
6. George Jackson - the big-band version which is good and not found anywhere else - but yet again, Bob has annoying backup singers... sounds like the same ones from the 1973 "Dylan" album! Where is Emmylou Harris when you need her? I like the acoustic version of this song better from "Side Tracks".
7. Rita May - a "Desire" outtake and a cool B-side to the "Stuck Inside Of Mobile" Hard Rain single from 1976. Another exclusive to this CD and found nowhere else!
8. Blowin' In The Wind - from "Freewheelin" - can't say enough about this song - I think its been covered more than any other song ever has been!
9. A Hard Rain's A Gonna-Fall from "Freewheelin" - made Allen Ginsberg cry when he first heard it and for good reason! A fantastic song!
10. The Times They Are A-Changin' - title track from the pivotal 1964 album - a single was also issued of this with "Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" as the B-side.
11. Masters Of War - from "Freewheelin" and what a song this is! Bob performed this on his 1991 Grammy Lifetime Achievement ceremony!
12. Hurricane - from "Desire" - an 8-9 minute epic and a true story about how boxer Reuben Carter was falsely accused of murder!

CD 3
1. Maggie's Farm - from "Hard Rain" - not one of my favorite tunes but it'll do! LOL!
2. Subterranean Homesick Blues - from "Bringing It All Back Home" - cool lyrics and the cue card scene is considered to be the first music video!
3. Ballad Of A Thin Man - from "Highway 61 Revisited" - so glad to see this make it onto a compilation album! This is dark, creepy and downright strange - I think even stranger than "Visions of Johanna"
4. Mozambique - from "Desire" - a cool little romance-type ditty with Emmylou Harris on backup vocals again! I wish Bob could've got her on backup for the "Hard Rain" album!
5. This Wheel's On Fire - from "The Basement Tapes" and probably the best song from there!
6. I Want You - another hit song from Bob on the "Blonde On Blonde" album! Cool stuff!
7. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - a #2 hit song for Bob located on "Blonde On Blonde". Check out the MTV Unplugged performance of this from 1995! It's ROCKING!
8. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - from "Freewheelin" - a classic country-sounding tune with great guitar finger-picking! Makes one wonder why Bob isn't in the Country Music Hall of Fame??
9. Song To Woody - a very early song dedicated to Woody Guthrie from the "Bob Dylan" debut album which stands the test of time!
10. It Ain't Me, Babe - from "Another Side" and another classic - Johnny Cash/June Carter made a hit with a cover of this - I prefer Bob's version better though!
11. Love Minus Zero/No Limit - from "Bringing It All Back Home" - happy to see this finally make in onto a compilation album! A great song and would've been a big hit had it been released as a single!
12. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - another cool country song from "John Wesley Harding" - love the steel guitar in this one!
13. If Not For You - when it comes to picking a song from the "New Morning" album, this one is always picked! What about the others? "Went To See The Gypsy" & "Winterlude" are better songs to my ears - but this is still a good song... check out the more rockier version on "Bootleg 2"!
14. If You See Her, Say Hello - from the monumental "Blood On The Tracks" - another classic tune with great acoustic guitar playing! There is a stripped-down version of this on "Bootleg 3" but I prefer this recording.
15. Sara - from "Desire" - a poetic masterpiece (pun intended)! The last song from "Desire" and is one of the best on there besides "Oh Sister", "One More Cup Of Coffee" & "Hurricane".

So there you have it - this is a great compilation although very rare to come by - Columbia should put this back in print as they'd have Dylan fans lining up to buy it! Hopefully they'll include "Rita May" & "George Jackson (Big-Band Version)" on a future installment of the Bootleg Series! Until then, this is the only place they can be enjoyed, unless you have their original 45 record releases of course! =)
Epure Venezia Collection 8 Piece Hurricane Glass Set - Perfect for Drinking Pina Coladas, Cocktails, Full-Bodied Beer, Juice, and Water (Pina Colada (15.5 oz))
Epure Venezia Collection 8 Piece Hurricane Glass Set - Perfect for Drinking Pina Coladas, Cocktails, Full-Bodied Beer, Juice, and Water (Pina Colada (15.5 oz))
These are really sturdy glasses of medium size. not too large or delicate. Great if you're looking for something a bit sturdier than the usual martini glass. Really like these. They're not fancy so not really "giftable" unless you want to give a sturdy glass as a gift. The height is a bit shorter than usual which i like because it hangs nice from the bar without interfering too much with other things. I recommend!
Cannabis Cultivator: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Marijuana
Cannabis Cultivator: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Marijuana
If you really want to understand all the core information on growing the best meds than I'd get a different book. This is a good beginners book but could have a lot more info. It has the main cores to hydro,in and outdoor, pest control,supplys, and some facts. So it's a good book just could be more organized and with more info and details. Kinda seems unorganized how it was written. I'd probably give it a 3.5-7/5
Dragon Ball Daizenshū: 1 /≪≫
Dragon Ball Daizenshū: 1 /≪≫
細かい所まで描いているのに、うるさくないその描写力は凄いとしかいいようがない。

ドラゴンボール連載中の全カラーイラストが載っていて、変な演出は全くない純粋な一冊です。
神龍通信もなかなかくだけた印象で面白かったです。
Gesammelte Werke 87. Das Buch der Liebe: Wissenschaftliche Darstellung der Liebe
Gesammelte Werke 87. Das Buch der Liebe: Wissenschaftliche Darstellung der Liebe
War enttäuscht von dem Buch. Das Bild von Karl May, dass ich durch alle seine andern Bücher von ihm bekam, ist beschmutzt.
Dieses Buch passt nicht zu ihm.

Der Humanismus wird zum Gott erhoben und alle Religionen einfach gleichgestellt, dabei aber meistens die Bibel zitiert. Teilweise sind Unwahrheiten enthalten, bzgl. des Christentums.
Zur Entschuldigung des Autors muss man aber sagen, dass er diese Unwahrheiten bestimmt nicht bewußt niedergeschreieben hat.
Détective Conan - Tome 22 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Détective Conan - Tome 22 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Ce tome est trop geniale. Je l'ai lu du debut a la fin on est tansporter dans de nouvelle enquete avec notre detective en culotte courte, mais il ne faut pas se fier a sa taille d'enfant car quand il a trouve le coupable vous etes dans de beau drap.

Je le recommande a tous lecteur de manga et qui adore chercher le coupable en meme temps que notre jeune detective.
Karen's Black Cat (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #102)
Karen's Black Cat (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #102)
Karen's cat Boo-Boo is getting old and her family wants a cute, younger kitten. So they go to the pet store and Karen sees a cute cat that she wants, but the rest of her family wants a little black cat. Karen doesn't want the black cat because she thinks it's bad luck. But Karen has to get the black cat anyway. Read this book to find out what happens next!
The Assassin (Isaac Bell series Book 8)
The Assassin (Isaac Bell series Book 8)
For those who need to be warned, some spoilers in this review. If you have been reading the series,you know Isaac married Marion, whom he met and fell in love with in 1906, right after the San Francisco earthquake.
This story is a few years prior when he was a bachelor,with an eye for the ladies. I mention this because he is enamoured by 2 sisters, both beautiful in their own ways but one has a special skill which takes him awhile to figure out.
We get an introduction to Rockefeller, head of Standard Oil, and learn how he was trying to become a philanthropist, in his latter years of life. He was a self made man of means. He earned every penny of his wealth, but had no guilt in how he did his take-overs of rival companies, he just made the deal.
One particular person, whose company had been taken over, came to work for Rockefeller, but secretly planned to destroy Rockefeller, using assassinations of key personnel. We find out that this person was the father of the two sisters that Bell was enamoured with.
During the research for the sharp shooter, it was found out that the best sharp shooter in the nation, who had received a special medal from Theodore Roosevelt plus a personal letter, had left the military shortly after. The Van Dorn agency tried to get a description of this person and all they were able to get was a vague description of a slim short man with gray/hazel eyes.
Isaac begins to realize something when he captures the father of the two sisters and finds out that the assassin was not the long lost brother but the sister. Did I mention that both women wore their hair in what is now called a pixie cut. Most women in the early 1900's wore their hair long.
This was a great read. I especially loved the descriptions of the areas in Westchester, New York as they were in that time period before all the development of this time, a hundred years later.
Le Réseau Corneille (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Réseau Corneille (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Comme dans tous les livres de Ken Follet, l’aventure commence tout de suite et on est capté par l’histoire sans pouvoir décrocher.
L’héroïne principale - Betty, comme toutes les héroïnes de Ken Follet, est une femme courageuse, énergique, et en avance par apport à son époque.
L’Action est rapide, le danger augmente… bref tout ce qu’on aime.
La fin de ce livre me laisse les mêmes sentiments que d’autres livre de cet auteur : il est déjà dans son prochaine livre et il veut rapidement finir en nous servant le « happy end » à tout prix.

ALERTE SPOILER
D’un coup les Allemands commencent à commettre des erreurs de base, Dieter va tout seul sur le lieu d’atterrissage pour capturer les agents britanniques, il se laisse gentiment neutraliser par Betty, même les 5 minutes entre le déclanchement d’explosif et l’explosion dure très longtemps (avec mes calcules au moins 20 minutes) pour permettre à Betty de sortir du château, de revenir au château, de libérer sa coéquipière, de capturer le bourreau SS et le ligoter sur la table de torture et encore une fois sortir du château…
Bref, ça se fini bien et nous avons gagné la guerre.
A Sparrow Falls (The Courtney Series: The When The Lion Feeds Trilogy Book 3)
A Sparrow Falls (The Courtney Series: The When The Lion Feeds Trilogy Book 3)
I have been reading Wilbur Smith for many years now. My wife started me with Birds of Prey over a decade ago. She had found his writings through a recommendation, found his works exciting and thought he would spark my return to pleasure reading after many years concentrating on technical writing. Yes one of his novels and I was hooked. Now my wife and I compare all writers to Wilbur as the yardstick. I read many different writers and enjoy many areas of writing but have a special fondness for Wilbur Smith's writings. I decided after reading some of his later novels to start at the beginning and read in succession. Even though he has written several series that were written in a broken timeline. I found his own recommendation that a reader should read his novels in the order he has written them. This is how I have read from his first novel and plan to go continue to read all of them in the order written. I am currently reading A Sparrow Falls and will be sorry to see it end. Like all of his novels, there is a new point of reference in each one. The early novels did not reach the level his later novels have but I recommend seeing how his writing has progressed. This novel is another saga weaving through the history of Africa.

The one thing that impresses me the most is how much detail he includes in his writing. It seems he had to be there observing the past to tell his stories. AT times I wonder how much is facts and how much he has taken the fiction writers license. My belief is that good writing takes you to some place you have never been before and leaves you changed for the experience. If Wilbur Smith doesn't do this to you, I wouldn't know who else to recommend. I only wish he had written about the entire planet instead of focusing on Africa. I am disappointed to see that his recent novels are not so well received. I will continue my travel through his bibliography and deal with the later books in succession.

If you have read Smith, I think you will be glad to read this one too. If you have never read and have a love of fiction, his writing should fill some of your needs. He may not be so well known as other best sellers, but part of that is that his books aren't commonly found at the used books stores like many popular authors. Fans of Wilbur have friends waiting to borrow their copies and the tend to keep them rather than letting them go after they read them. I will love to read many a second time. Buy and enjoy reading. The British version I bought here is a large paperback and very nice. Worth waiting to have it mailed from England and it was very reasonable.
No Police Like Holmes (McCabe and Cody)
No Police Like Holmes (McCabe and Cody)
I read this for free via Kindle Unlimited and soon as I finished it, bought the second book in the series immediately. I'm hooked. Dan knows his Holmes and displays that knowledge throughout this book.
I suspect that a reader would have to be at least a bit of a Holmes fan to fully enjoy it. The whole thing revolves around a Holmes conference at the local college. They mystery regards stolen Holmes collectibles such as pages from Doyle's "Hound of the Baskervilles" manuscript and a very rare copy of the magazine that printed the first Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet."
I enjoyed the romance between Jeff and an attractive newspaper reporter, and I thought the main characters fairly well-rounded. I'm looking forward to visiting them again in the second volume. I'm no expert on mystery plotting, but author Bonnie McBride, who did her own series of Holmes pastiches, said he's a master plotter.
I fully expect to read the entire series eventually.
Golden
Golden
I can't stop listening to this song. It really captures that "easy breezy" Fleetwood Mac sound. I was half expecting Stevie to make an appearance on it :)
The Mill House
The Mill House
For the most part, this book held my interest-but, truly a story of a very dysfunctional family. Also, since the setting was in England, there were some words/terms which were not familiar to me and it became very wordy and drawn out -- I just wanted to say, "Get on with it". The climactic scene where Julia confronts her mother was totally ruined for me because the author didn't spend a few minutes researching about guns. Julia was handed a shotgun -- shotguns do not discharge bullets. They use a shotgun shell which discharges buckshot that spreads in a radius of several feet. So....when Julia shot at Uncle George, they should have been picking buckshot out of him in the ER! Again, I buy most of my books when they are specials on Bookbub, and I did not pay a lot for it. Maybe most women don't know or care about guns, but five minutes of research would have made it more believable.
The Last Taboo
The Last Taboo
I like his books but this was a waste of my money. Very predictable like his other books. If u want something that isn't mind blowing. I will say it exposes different culture views an Will appeal to the younger readers
Harry Potter 2019/2020 Day Page S Academic Diary
Harry Potter 2019/2020 Day Page S Academic Diary
Si buscas una agenda manejable y que a la vez sea bonita y simple; ¡esta es tu agenda!

PROS:

- Ocupa tan poco espacio como un libro de bolsillo. No pesa casi nada.
- Es funcional. Todos los espacios están bien organizados y bien repartidos. Los apartados son útiles, sobre todo si eres estudiante, sin importar el nivel educativo que curses.
- Fans de Harry Potter encantados. Tiene, además, stickers y varias páginas con caricaturas e ilustraciones del mundo Harry Potter. Lo mejor de todo es que no se hace infantil por lo que puedes utilizarla perfectamente incluso si estás en la Univerdad.
- Buena relación calidad-precio.

CONTRAS:

- A pesar de que antes he puesto que es manejable, quizás te puede resultar pequeña si eres de los/las que escribes muchísimas cosas en un solo día.

En resumen, una agenda funcional, útil y cómoda sin perder de vista el diseño.
Cordelia - A Cornish Pixie in Whitinsville
Cordelia - A Cornish Pixie in Whitinsville
Emiky is a regular at the library, parents working, finds the answers to lose herself in books. The peace and quiet, and found an Cornish poetry that had just been donated. Questioning what a word was, and then hearing a giggle .Looking down was a little pixie., telling what the word meant. Delightful glimpse into the world of pixies, to read.
Dawn of Dusk
Dawn of Dusk
I really enjoyed this book. Love Fantasy! Thanks for the fun and intrique
Power Ranger 6.5" Legacy Action Figure, Dino Thunder Blue
Power Ranger 6.5" Legacy Action Figure, Dino Thunder Blue
I am a fan of the dinothunder white ranger (more for his japanese counter part abarekiller), but honestly the quality of these toys have gone down. I have purchased several different ranger sets and each one has had poor painting and scratches. This one had a black scratch mark on the top of the head and the replacement had black scratch mark on the back of the leg. Even after awhile you are able to spot a few smaller imperfection and after a little play time the toy just gets noticeable scratches pretty easily. It would seem that it is actually hard to find a good quality painted figure and I assume they are just using cheaper material to make these toys. The hinges are god awful. You barely have any articulation with these figures. You can probably get them in one or two good poses but nothing like any of the poses you would get in power ranger poses. Also after a few usage, the hinge become loose really quickly and they just do not stand anymore. I figure again this is due to cheaper parts. The figure also always has to look extremely muscular for some odd reason. I fell this just does not really reflect on the actual show too much. The detail of the figure is not the best. The figure has a bunch of missing paints where it should matter like the morpher and belt. The blade also is just a solid white piece with barely any paint detail. The megazord leg is pretty nice but you will need to purchase the other figures to complete the megazord. The leg is decently detailed but you are not gonna be a getting a full megazord size even after assembly. Overall I think this toy is a bit on the cheap side. The quality definitely has gone down hill compared to many other toys in the past with the joints becoming looser sooner and the paint work being very sloppy.
Dinner for a Dollar: How I feed my family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet for one dollar per person per meal
Dinner for a Dollar: How I feed my family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet for one dollar per person per meal
This book has simple, easy to implement ideas for a variety of budgeting levels and skill sets. Shelly has a no nonsense, down to earth writing style that breaks down different aspects of budgeting, specifically the grocery part of a household budget. Each chapter builds on the previous one, with action points at the end to get you moving forward with each step. You can also dive into relevant chapters on their own and work through just those points. I have found this most helpful with the stage I am in, being so busy with school aged kids and life that a full overhaul all at once just didn't work for me. Slowing working through different aspects as I could tackle them has helped me gain better control over how I spend our grocery funds and also how to effectively use what I've purchased to reduce waste.

This isn't a cookbook nor does it lay out in depth details about specific foods or meal plans. It provides more of a framework for you to build your plan, personalized to your households needs. During the recent government shutdown, this book helped me to reframe how I created meal plans and helped me stretch our food dollars in a tight spot.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to create a grocery budget or further tweak what they have to more efficiently use their food dollars!
The Bag Girls
The Bag Girls
Really wanted to like it, but it was hard. For one, there were elements of various movies, such as Set it Off (the most prevalent), Player’s Club, and a slight reference (if you caught it), to Belly. Now, I understand that there are plots that are going to be revisited in different movies, but can it at least not feel like we are rewatching said movie(s)? As far as the acting, it was amateurish. Some better than others. At least it picked up at the end, and I did watch the whole movie to give it a shot. I will continue to support Detroit movies, but let’s bring up the bar a bit more.
2020 HP 17.3" Laptop Computer/ 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U Up to 3.9GHz/ 8GB DDR4 RAM/ 256GB PCIe SSD/ DVD/ Bluetooth 4.2/ USB 3.1/ HDMI/ Windows 10 Home/ Black
2020 HP 17.3" Laptop Computer/ 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U Up to 3.9GHz/ 8GB DDR4 RAM/ 256GB PCIe SSD/ DVD/ Bluetooth 4.2/ USB 3.1/ HDMI/ Windows 10 Home/ Black
unless you are super-versed in wireless networking hardware. The wireless chipset is by Broadcom/Realtek and is a real bear to get working. Tried with three distros--MX-Linux, Lubuntu, and Mint. Spent three days trying to get it to work. Finally, thanks to a post by Jeremy in the Linux Mint Community, I managed to make it work.

I have owned probably 6-7 HP computers over the years (desktops and laptops) and over all, this one just feels "cheap".

ADDITIONALLY there is no light on the top working surface to tell you that it is on OR if the disk is operating. Only two miniscule lights on the right side edge. The power switch is just a small, barely raised bar with no positive physical feedback.

The sound is good, the speed is good. I'm older than dirt and if I didn't know this would likely be my last new computer, I would say I would never buy another HP--but it would be an empty threat! lol
Dicor 501LSW-1 Self-Leveling Lap Sealant, 4 Pack
Dicor 501LSW-1 Self-Leveling Lap Sealant, 4 Pack
This product was recommended for recaulking/sealing the rubber roof of my RV, as well as we installed 2 MaxxAir ceiling fans, one in an existing hole, plus one in a new hole we cut out. By my 5 star rating, you can tell that I believe it was the right product for the job - time will tell. About the "self-leveling" part. It's not really. I did a "test patch" using both methods: (1) apply with caulking gun and let it level out by itself. (2) apply, and then level it out with a (painter's glove on my hand) finger and a wet sponge to wet my finger for smoothing. Method (1) did not really work well, as the material did level out a bit, but not as much as I would expect, and it still stayed pretty uneven. With Method (2), it worked well. You have to level it out with your finger quickly, as it develops a thin film on the surface almost immediately. Weather for application was sunny, breezy, and mid 70's. I left the sealant tubes out in the sun to heat up a bit, hoping it would help maximize the flow of the material. Another side note: on existing caulk, I thoroughly cleaned out the existing material, then cut out the cracks with a utility knife, then re-caulked all the seals. The RV trailer box/roof is 19 feet long, and I used 3 tubes for re-caulking, and 1 tube for new caulk on the Maxxair power vents. Photo shows bathroom vent that was re-caulked, as well as the new Maxxair Fan replacement for the bathroom.
Sketchbook sem limites (Portuguese Edition)
Sketchbook sem limites (Portuguese Edition)
Esse livre é fantástico, de uma narrativa objetiva e muitas imagens ilustrando a narrativa do autor. Não é um livro que ensina alguma técnica ou um tutorial com exercícios, mas sim nos leva a um caminho onde alguns pontos que devemos levar em consideração ao encarar nosso próprio trabalho, nossa observação e a expressão do que estamos retratando ou sentindo. Recomendo fortemente a todos que tenham interesse!!
[4 Pack] UniqueMe Screen Protector compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inch) Tempered Glass, [Case Friendly] 9H Hardness [Alignment Frame Easy Installation] [U-Shaped Cutout] Bubble Free
[4 Pack] UniqueMe Screen Protector compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inch) Tempered Glass, [Case Friendly] 9H Hardness [Alignment Frame Easy Installation] [U-Shaped Cutout] Bubble Free
The most easy to install screen protector there is bar None! I have went through five or more others with no luck..... this company shows you step by step in a video so there is now way to screw it up........ it comes with a little orange alignment frame that clips to the outside edge of the phone...... simple preparation and in five mins no bubbles! Just beautiful And it’s case friendly so any case you buy this screen protector will work! And you get four protectors amazing price and customer service they even give you a free gift 🎁 Buy this one! 10 stars ⭐️
Amazon Alexa Voice Remote Control for Echo and Echo Dot Controller Control 841667112886 by EbidDealz
Amazon Alexa Voice Remote Control for Echo and Echo Dot Controller Control 841667112886 by EbidDealz
This product does exactly what I needed it to do but I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because:

1 - The advertisement stated that it came with x2 AA batteries. Mine did not.
2 - The remote came without a box or packaging or instructions or anything that would indicate that it is a new unit. There aren't any marks on the remote, but I suspect it is used or a refurb. It didn't even come wrapped in any plastic or shrinkwrap...it came just floating around in a small, bubble mailer.

Still, I'm very pleased with this product as it solves a critical issue with my home's whole-house audio system. I've been using an Amazon Dot with its output going directly to the AV receiver in our family room. The AV receiver drives in-ceiling audio speakers to several rooms in the house. I would stream my large 80G MP3 music collection, which I compiled from my collection of 2500 CDs and hundreds of vinyl records, through the Amazon Music service. I can initiate whole-house streaming audio simply by asking "Alexa, play my Beatles playlist on AV receiver" within earshot of any of the Amazon Echo devices in my house. And control the volume through Alex voice commands as well. Very cool, and it worked great for almost 3 years.

Sadly, Amazon service no longer allows the streaming of music stored locally on your network, only their Cloud. You must purchase the music AGAIN from Amazon or subscribe to one or more of their streaming services. I already have thousands of dollars invested in my music collection and I'm not going to buy it again as their are alternatives.

I set up an app called MyMedia on my media server and enabled their Alex skill. Within minutes, I was able to play my locally stored music on my AV receiver's Echo Dot again, but there's a catch. The APIs that Amazon provides to third party developer products, like MyMedia, only allow voice control over the Echo device you're talking to. In other words, if I'm in a different part of the house and I want to initiate whole-house audio, the command "Alexa, ask MyMedia to play my Beatles playlist on AV receiver" results in the playlist playing on that local Echo device, and not the AV receiver Echo Dot that drives the whole-house audio speakers.

With this remote, I'm able to pair it to the AV receiver Echo Dot and then use the mic on the remote to initiate an even simpler command: "Ask MyMedia to play my Beatles playlist". Since pushing the mic button on the remote replaces the wakeword, you don't need to say "Alexa" before the command. And since the remote is paired directly with the AV receiver Echo Dot, there's no need to add the "on AV receiver" at the end of the command to specify the Echo device name.

I was concerned about the potential for a limited range in using the remote. The remote connects to the Echo device via Class 2 Bluetooth which has a nominal range of 33 feet. I'm happy to say that it least in my case, it works up to 50 feet away and across multiple floors in my house (the Echo Dot for the AV receiver is on the main floor, and the remote works from as far away as the bedrooms on the second floor and also from the basement rec room).

While not as convenient as issuing a voice command from anywhere to start my whole-house audio, I still get to stream my locally stored music content through Amazon Echo, achieving whole-house audio, and I don't have to be physically in the same room with the device to start it. Of course, now I have another remote I can lose....
Original X50 Pro(V I V O) 5G Mobile 8G+256GB 60X Zoom 48MP Mainly Camera AMOLED 90HZ NFC Snapdragon 765G 33W Fast Charge 4315mAh Smartphone Support Google by-(Real Star Technology) (Blue 8+256)
Original X50 Pro(V I V O) 5G Mobile 8G+256GB 60X Zoom 48MP Mainly Camera AMOLED 90HZ NFC Snapdragon 765G 33W Fast Charge 4315mAh Smartphone Support Google by-(Real Star Technology) (Blue 8+256)
I bought this phone for the camera and the gimbal and was not disappointed. It takes spectacularly stable videos. It also has an incredibly vivid AMOLED display and long battery life. On the significant downside, it will not work with my Google fi carrier. I tried two different SIM cards and it still will not make a phone call.
くまモンの着られるバスタオルBOOK ([バラエティ])
くまモンの着られるバスタオルBOOK ([バラエティ])
小学生の娘に買って,直後にイベントの会場待ちで長時間並ぶ必要があり重宝した。フード代わりに使用していたけど,直射日光を避けることが出来る,汗を吸うのでベタベタしない,大きなガラなのでどこに娘がいるかすぐ分かる(これってそれなりに重要),といいことずくめだった。

ただし小学校高学年が使っても短い。お出かけ用としてはコンパクトなのも助かるが,プール用をイメージしてしまうと,大きさも吸水性もダメダメだと感じてしまう。防災頭巾に似てる(ゴメン!)

洗濯しても大丈夫かどうかなど不安はあるけど,暑い夏の一日,子供が気持ちよく過ごせるならそれだけでも十分だと思う。
Android 10.0 Car Stereo Radio Multimedia Player for Jeep Dodge Chrysler, Bluetooth GPS Navigation with 5 Inch Touch Screen Quad-Core 2G RAM USB SD Port Supports TPMS DVR OBD2 Backup Camera
Android 10.0 Car Stereo Radio Multimedia Player for Jeep Dodge Chrysler, Bluetooth GPS Navigation with 5 Inch Touch Screen Quad-Core 2G RAM USB SD Port Supports TPMS DVR OBD2 Backup Camera
I am installing this stereo in a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country. It has the Infinity sound system option. The stereo is basically and Android smartphone/table built into a car stereo form factor. The functionality of the unit seems to be of what one expects from a off brand manufacturer. So far I have got everything I want to work....with some option taking more effort. The basic wiring was plug and play. The provided connectors fit the stock wiring harness fine. The was an optional harness for the newer year version of the wire harness that I didn't need use but was nice to see included. The unit does take about 30 seconds to boot up like previously mentioned in other posts. The major issue I had was with the instruction manual and product description on the main sales info page. First the main sales info page describes the steering wheel connection as "Steering Wheel Control Ready Dual Channel CANbus. (Steering Wheel Control)" This is missleading as the steering wheel control protocol for all the model years listed is PCI bus. With that being said it is compatible with the input controls for the PCI bus protocol. Now all the newer model years of the before listed have now switched to CAN bus. The unit may be compatible with both? The manual described how one would use the steering wheel control menu to program the steering wheel buttons. However it did not describe how to connect the steering wheel control wires from the stereo to the steering wheel controls.
I finally found the answer on a JEEP forum. Jeep and Chrysler are "family" so the architecture of the wiring harness is identical except for the wire harness colors. The main wire needed for steering wheel control, independent of wire color scheme, is the "radiio control mux" wire. For my installation the stock wire color was "grey with white stripe". The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee it was "Red with yellow stripe". If you are unsure of the color wire you must find the wiring diagram of your model and confirm, regardless of color it is labeled "radio control mux". Remember there is another wire in the stock harness labeled ""radio control mux return", do not cut or splice this wire... ! The wire will be under the steering wheel cowling cover, my cover was easily removed with 3 screws. Cut the wire from the "radio control mux" after the connector from the clockspring. Then connect a new wire from it to the "KEY1" wire of the stereo. SIDE NOTE- KEY1 labeled wire on stereo harness is also called SWC1 on the wiring label of the stereo. After that go to the "SWC" menu and program the buttons and done
KOLLIEE Mid Back Mesh Office Chair Ergonomic Swivel Black Desk Office Chair Flip Up Armrests with Lumbar Support Adjustable Height Computer Task Chairs
KOLLIEE Mid Back Mesh Office Chair Ergonomic Swivel Black Desk Office Chair Flip Up Armrests with Lumbar Support Adjustable Height Computer Task Chairs
First of all, logistics is fast! The packaging is very tight and firm! Easy and fast installation. The workmanship is also good, the seat cushion is thick, comfortable to sit on, the headrest and other design are reasonable, the overall use is very good! First of all, the chair is black, with a simple and elegant appearance, and the cushion is thick and soft, very comfortable, and very versatile. Very intimate small things for unpacking the box, it is very convenient to open the box, every accessory inside is packed carefully, there is no peculiar smell, according to the manual and the installation video, it is installed quickly, each part is separate package. Easy to install! First of all, the chair is black, with a simple and elegant appearance, and the cushion is thick and soft, very comfortable, and very versatile! The pulley is particularly flexible and no noise, and the lifting is very good!
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX5700 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX5700 Wi-Fi 6 Router
100% does not function.

I recently purchased this router after upgrading to a 1GB internet service and needed a router capable of handling the bandwidth. I work from home so reliably is paramount to me. The first I noticed after unboxing this thing is they try to sell you on crap. Parent controls, security upgrades, etc. But.. whatever.

I immediately had issues with this router following setup.

I'm a software engineer and I understand the iterative process of software improvements so the first thing I did is update the firmware to the latest version. I noticed certain services were not working well, or not all (applications on my phone, net speed tests, etc). After looking over the router's log file I noticed it was falsely diagnosing legitimate internet traffic as a Dos Attack. So I had to disable DoS filtering and Port Scanning as that "feature" does not work. By doing so I put my network at risk but at least I could use it.

Then my son complained that his PlayStation could no longer connect to the internet. In order to get this to work I, yet again, had to compromise another malfunctioning security feature and turn off NAT Filtering and make it wide open. So at this point the router is basically a HUB as I've been forced to turn off anything it was advertised to do. I keep telling myself that "maybe a new firmware version will come out that fixes these obvious issues".

Many times throughout the day the internet work creep to a halt. First I ran diagnostics on my cable modem and verified it was operating correctly; it was. After rebooting the router the connection would be good for a little while then the network would stop working again. I have to repeat this process all throughout my work day.

I began to read the messages on NetGear's "Community" sight and quickly learned that many other people were experiencing the same issues as me. People are suggesting that you roll back to earlier firmware version and factory reset the thing. It's just ridiculous (go look for yourself).

Netgear provides 90 days of technical support so I wrote them. A week has gone by, no response. I have rolled back to several other firmware versions, each bringing it's own special kind of hell to my daily work but all ultimately resulting with me having to reboot the router periodically throughout the day to continue to work.

I've factory reset the device several times. Tried all the firmware versions under the sun... Just don't buy this. You will not be pleased. I'm sending this POS back. I will use my old router from 8 years ago until I get a replacement. It actually out performs this thing on every scale anyways.

Note: I'm not even using WIFI. My computer is connected directly via Ethernet. Lord help you if you want WIFI outta this thig ;)
Vornado AC350 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Captures Allergens, Smoke, Odors, Pollen, Dust, Mold Spores, Pet Dander
Vornado AC350 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Captures Allergens, Smoke, Odors, Pollen, Dust, Mold Spores, Pet Dander
***Update: I've now purchased 3 of these, one for myself, one for my parents, and one for my girlfriend's parents. If you run this at low 24/7, you'll rarely need to change the filter and you'll be able to have clean air at far beyond the rating on this device. I use a Laser Egg monitor to test results by CN scale, US scale, and raw particle count.***

I've used 5 air purifiers and have an air quality monitor from when I lived in Shanghai. This purifier is great on noise, speed, and quality. I highly recommend it to anyone buying this within the US. I bought one as a present for my parents after using this for 1 month.

You don't need as large of a unit as they say. This unit was able to keep my 2000 sq. ft. apt (with 15 foot ceilings) at below 100 particle count of -2.5 micron particles and 0 count for +2.5. Those numbers are not set on the US pollution scale...they are actual particle counts! That's an incredibly low number. Average for my town is 1500-2000 -2.5 micron particles. Just get one and run it on low 24/7. Check filter once every few months. You'll probably forget that it's even there.
nipits Regaliz Pellets
nipits Regaliz Pellets
Having tried dozens of other things, I can say that is the Nearest Thing to Sen-Sens currently available!

The size is similar, although the form is different. The flavor is, of course, different, but less so than EVERYTHING ELSE I've tried. And I've tried most everything I could find.

So. Yes, the evil company that discontinued Sen-Sens should be rounded up and sent to Gitmo. Or farther, if possible. I mean ... what sort of jerk discontinues a long-beloved American tradition? But Nipits are here and they are definitely worthwhile. Buy a stash of Nipits before they get consumed by some jerk corporation that will discontinue them because they are so great!

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