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Convert MySQL Database to MS SQL Database
Convert MySQL Database to MS SQL Database
Convert MySQL Database to MS SQL Database by Donald Wolfe. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1079 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
By Nicholas Sparks: The Choice (Large Print)
By Nicholas Sparks: The Choice (Large Print)
By Nicholas Sparks: The Choice (Large Print) by -Grand Central Publishing-. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Nicholas Sparks 6-book Collection
Nicholas Sparks 6-book Collection
Nicholas Sparks 6-book Collection by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
All The Worlds A Stage
All The Worlds A Stage
All The Worlds A Stage by Akunin Boris. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Essential Stephen King
The Essential Stephen King
The Essential Stephen King by Stephen J. Spignesi. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Outsider (Polish Edition)
Outsider (Polish Edition)
Outsider (Polish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Introduction to Programming Using Python
Introduction to Programming Using Python
Introduction to Programming Using Python by Y. Daniel Liang. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 40 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Drupal 7 Module Development
Drupal 7 Module Development
Drupal 7 Module Development by Matt Butcher , Larry Garfield, et al.. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 34 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL 101: A quick and easy reference
SQL 101: A quick and easy reference
SQL 101: A quick and easy reference by David Rojas. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
An Introduction to APIs
An Introduction to APIs
An Introduction to APIs by Brian Cooksey , Stephanie Briones, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 122 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Warren Buffett: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
Warren Buffett: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
There is nothing worthwhile reading in this entire book. I have read many financial books, including biographies of well known investors. This book reads like a sloppy wikipedia article (seemed like it was seriously written at a 2nd grade reading level). There are only a handful of facts about Warren's early life that keep getting repeated over and over. The "life lessons" are cliche after cliche with no concrete or truly inspirational ideas. Moreover, there is no author or publisher even listed within the entire book. This is clearly some sort of scam book haphazardly put together to earn a few bucks by enticing people to buy it by putting Warren Buffett's picture on the cover. Save your money, read his wikipedia page for more detailed history, and buy a real book about Warren Buffett.
The 4 Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking
The 4 Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking
If you do not listen to your customers, failure is certain. But if you limit yourself to what they tell you, failure will be devastating. Henry Ford understood this more than 100 years ago: people wanted faster horses, not revolutionary and innovative transport systems.

In this book, the reader is engaged from the first chapter. Consistent with what has been Gibson’s mantra for many years, the book seeks to reaffirm his message: innovation, as well as quality, customer service, etc., must be "embedded" in all organizations, because companies without innovative culture are left behind sooner rather than later.

In ancient times, people believed that the creativity and ability to innovate was a divine inspiration granted to few. Hence, poets, philosophers and artists looked toward the "Muses", goddesses of inspiration.

Archimedes’s "Eureka" however, was not the result of divine inspiration that occurred while he was in the now famous bathtub. He was a physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer and inventor. When the King asked him to confirm whether the goldsmith had stolen part of the gold he was given for the new crown, Archimedes could not find a way to measure the volume of such irregular body. While soaking in the tub, he saw the water level rising and concluded that the displaced volume was equal to the volume of the submerged body: "Eureka". With the volume and weight of the crown, he found that its density was less than that of gold, and therefore the goldsmith was actually a thief.
Rowan describes how everything became clearer with the European Renaissance. With the birth of humanism, mankind began to understand that scientific or artistic creation depended exclusively on the education and skills of each person.

As the individual grew in terms of self-esteem and self-confidence, an explosion of artistic and scientific developments happened that substantially improved the quality of life of mankind. Human beings, rather than gods, became the center of the universe. The mind was set free and the spark of creativity was lit. Science and technological advances ceased to be a violation of the divine order. You could challenge the orthodoxy.

Rowan analyzes the way Petrarch, "The Father of Humanism and the Renaissance" recognized the new trends of the time: obscurantism and darkness during the Middle Ages were gradually left behind and the new challenges to be faced would later bring along more prosperous years.

The story of how Gutenberg integrated different skills and knowledge to create the printing press is fascinating. Just like Steve Jobs, with his privileged view, managed to integrate various technologies to develop the iPod and other "gadgets" that made him famous. Both did leverage in resources already available.

H. Ford invented an unclaimed and unneeded machine. Leonardo da Vinci, with his brilliant mind and insatiable curiosity, designed the parachute, submarine, helicopter and many other machines and appliances that nobody needed at the time, but were crucial to improving the quality of life of humankind.

Thanks to this four lenses, we will be able to unravel the desired tomorrow from our day to day lives.
Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 89)
Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 89)
Shawn Klein has put together an excellent selection of essays for exploring philosophy and entrepreneurship through the example (both positive and negative) of the life of Steve Jobs. For anyone interested in philosophy, entrepreneurship, and/or Steve Jobs, this is an excellent book that will give you plenty to think about and learn from.

Here is just a sample of what you will get to begin exploring in reading this book:
• The Virtues of Entrepreneurship versus the Cardinal Virtues. Do the Cardinal Virtues help or hinder with entrepreneurship? Here is a great quote from the essay by Terry Noel on this topic:
“The four cardinal virtues are a good guide for the ordinary citizen choosing to fit in and be good. For the entrepreneur, they are deadly. In their stead, I suggest that the following three traits are foundational to the virtuous entrepreneur: independence of mind, vision, and audacity”
• Conceptual clarity. You will get a better understanding of the “Steve Jobs Reality-Distortion field” in the essay by James Edwin Mahon and of three different ways of being counter-cultural in the fascinating essay by Carrie-Ann Biondi on Jobs as a “Counter-Culture Capitalist”.
• How can we make entrepreneurs? Stephen Hicks essay explores what traits are needed for entrepreneurs and how those traits can be better taught in our schools and by parents. His “Dirt Bikes and Dads” example is very powerful and illuminating.
• Moral Perfection. Pursuing Moral Perfection – Human Flourishing – and the need for this to be individualized. Jared Meyer discusses this topic and how it applies in Steve Jobs life and gives us all food for thought on the need for this to be life-long project for each of us

There are a total of 17 essays and nearly all of them gave me more to think about and learn from. The essay on Steve Jobs and Buddhism (by Shawn Klein and Danielle Fundora) is an area where I learned quite a bit since this is a topic where I had no real knowledge. The essay on “The Two Sides of Think Different” gave me a wider perspective on the famous commercials.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it highly. The essays are well written and gave me a better appreciation of Steve Jobs - both his virtues and vices - while giving me a lot to think about in ethics, epistemology (especially in conceptual clarity) and entrepreneurship.

My thanks to Shawn Klein for putting together this valuable collection of essays.
The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad: Henry Fords Railroad
The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad: Henry Fords Railroad
This book goes way beyond your typical railroad book. This is an outstanding corporate history that happens to be about a railroad that went through a succession of owners and finally gelled under the ownership and guidance of Henry Ford. It is filled with text, stories, maps and photos that demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of a railroad in America. Every business library and college archive should have a copy without exception. This book is a must have for every railroad buff. If you don't spend a penny for another book, buy this one!

Dan
Shop Theory, Revised Edition (267 pages)
Shop Theory, Revised Edition (267 pages)
This is a great source for the "foundations" of machine work. From measuring instruments to hand tools to heavy machines, it covers the basics, definitions, proper uses, design features etc. Whether just starting machining as a hobby, or a more experienced user looking for explanations for why operations are done a certain way, this is a good, but not exhaustive resource. From a visual standpoint, it was produced on a manual typeset, so some letters are offset slightly, or darker/lighter than others. It is not annoying at all, but a testimony to its era, and I find it interesting.
Forum Novelties Donald Trump Adult Paper Cardboard Costume Mask
Forum Novelties Donald Trump Adult Paper Cardboard Costume Mask
The mask is great. Yes it is on a peice of cardstock with a stretchy string. People should read the description if they don't understand that before they leave a bad review. READ PEOPLE. Anyways everything is good quality my only problem with this is that the seller put it in soft packaging and my mailman manhandled the crap out of it and smashed it into the mailbox and now there's a huge fold going through the middle. My grandma will laminate it for me so it's okay. But still you should put something hard in there or put a "DO NOT FOLD" sticker on the package or something. Lol. No reason to leave a bad review because the item itself is good. just frigging package it better yo!!!
*Don't send a new one or refund it, it's okay, just promise you will package it better next time haha.
Respect: The Very Best of
Respect: The Very Best of
An excellent double album of classic recordings spanning the career of the “Queen Of Soul”. Raised in the gospel tradition, Aretha’s voice, is, of course, without compare. Nonpareil. The Stax/Atlantic backing is excellent too and the sound quality on this release is wonderful. Those strident, punchy Memphis horns, the rumbling bass and Steve Cropper’s searing, funky guitar.

The sixties run of classics are all here - the iconic “Respect”, “I Say A Little Prayer”, Chain Of Fools” and the uplifting, inspirational gospel glory of “Think”. There are other great tracks from this period too - “Share Your Love With Me”, “Good Times”, “See Saw”, “Spanish Harlem”, the horn-driven “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “Oh No, Not My Baby” (a hit for Rod Stewart in the 70s). Other artists’ classics are covered successfully too - the laid back gospel of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Let It Be”, “Son Of A Preacher Man”, “You’re All I Need To Get By” and Elton John/Bernie Taupin’s “Border Song”, which sounds as if it could have been written for Aretha.

There is also the copper-bottomed classic soul of “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Until You Come Back To Me”, the peerless soul of “Angel” and the righteous, beautiful gospel of “People Get Ready”. The more modern tracks like the rousing “Freeway Of Love”, the duet with George Michael on “I Knew You Were Waiting” and the duet with Annie Lennox, “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves” are wonderful too.

If you need any convincing of Aretha’s greatness, just listen to how she attacks a relatively unknown track like “The House That Jack Built” and turns it into her own piece of soul majesty. Ditto the dirty funk of “Rock Steady”, with its killer bass line and Aretha’s stone cold funk vocal.

There really is no compare to this genre-defining album. Some of the finest soul ever recorded. Just listen to the point, two minutes in, when Aretha finally sings the first line of “Bridge Over Trouble Water” after some gospel improvisations. It sends shivers down the spine.

“People get ready
There’s a train coming
You don’t need no ticket
Just get on board….”

August 16th 2018 - Aretha Franklin boarded the train to glory today. RIP.
Modern Times [Vinyl]
Modern Times [Vinyl]
I remember a time in America when We Shall Overcome and Blowin' in the Wind were national anthems for a civil rights movement that rattled our country to the rafters and unfortunately never actually commenced until that point in time. A young singer songwriter was a focal point of that movement and coincidentally is the same Bob Dylan who gives us Modern Times and systematically beats out on the Billboard Charts all the American Idols and classic rock wannabees and all this at the age of maybe 65. Bob is incredibly transitional- a metamorphosis of a singer songwriter as he exhibited in Nashville Skyline when he suddenly went country and Hurricane when he unexpectedly became urban and street wise and chronicled the events of a Jersey frame of a middleweight contender. When I first became attached to Bob Dylan in maybe'62, a young troubled comedian named Lenny Bruce dominated the pages of an ad hoc paper called the Realist and at the same time appearing at a Times Square dump known as the Dixie Hotel. Lenny was no Seinfield but instead a profane genius. Modern Times to me features some Waylon and Willie in it, some Hank Williams and possibly some Lynyrd Skynyrd influences all combined. The selections that seem to validate my thoughts are Thunder On the Mountain, The Levee's Gonna Break, and Spirit on the Water. It's not that Bob Dylan makes everybody in the music business look bad because of course there is plenty of quality out there. It's kind of like Bob is isolated in his quintessential excellence and nobody but nobody can come close to him poetically or lyrically. In my own frenetic and disjointed youth as a young journalism student at NYU with a raging society and a questioned war effort behind it, I remember Bob tramping around the Village in the early sixties talking Wood Gutherie and with Joan Baez on his arm. Whether it's Hurricane, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, The Master's of War or the prophetic and sadly current Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall, you have to look at Modern Times as another masterpiece and reflective of Bob Dylan's insurmountable cachet. Hit the purchase button now because it is absolutely essential that this CD be added to any existing ownership of Bob Dylan's Cd's, if nothing else, to make your collection up to date and verifiable as all inclusive Dylan.

Jay Adler
CD Reviewer
Bob Dylan: Desire
Bob Dylan: Desire
über die musikalischen und kompositorischen Qualitäten dieses Meilensteins aus Dylans OEuvre namens "Desire" nahezu
40 Jahre danach Worte zu verlieren, hieße Eulen nach Athen tragen.

Also kommen wir ohne Umschweife zur Fertigungsqualität der beiden 180g 45rpm Scheiben:

Pressung - High Definition Vinyl, absolut plan, Nebengeräusche wie Knistern, Knacksen, Rauschen so gut wie nicht vorhanden.
Antistatische Innenhüllen, stabiles, wertiges - allerdings etwas grünstichig geratenes - Klappcover.
Remastering - satter voluminöser Klang, bei gleichzeitiger Transparenz. Stimmen, Instrumente - alles dort wo es hingehört.
Hervorragend - einmal mehr führt MFSL vor, was in Sachen Vinyl möglich ist/wäre.
Dicke Empfehlung - diese Luxusausgabe ist jeden Cent wert.
Dennoch empfiehlt es sich, das CBS/Columbia Original auf keinen Fall zu entsorgen, denn manchmal, nach einigen Nächten
in der 5 Sterne Suite, sehnt man sich bekanntlich nach Schlafsack, Zelt und freiem Sternenhimmel.
Aber diesem Umstand mag möglicherweise auch eine soundgekoppelte Assoziationskette zugrunde liegen.
All Natural, Vegan Coconut Lip Scrub - Gentle Exfoliation, Lip Moisturizer & Conditioner, 1.23oz
All Natural, Vegan Coconut Lip Scrub - Gentle Exfoliation, Lip Moisturizer & Conditioner, 1.23oz
This is my first time writing a review on Amazon and I just had to for this product. My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. By the end of my research I was trying to decide between a Lush lip scrub and this scrub by Handmade Heroes. I eventually settled on this one since it was on amazon, which made it more convenient for me since there isn't a Lush near my home or my college, and slightly cheaper than the Lush. I literally just tried it out for the first time a few minutes for writing this review and I have to say that my lip haven't felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea size amount and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. Even though I did enjoy this lip scrub very much, it was the first lip scrub I've ever tried in my life so I have no idea how it compares to other srubs out there on the market. If you are someone who doesn't want or doesn't have the resources to make a homemade scrub then, coming from a current college student who definitly doesn't have the resources or time to make their own, get this and it will be worth it!!

P.S. In the photo with the product next to the water bottle, the water bottle is a normal 16.9 fl oz Poland Spring bottle and the lip scrub is 1.23 oz, just so you have an idea on how small the product is. :)
Aproca Hard Storage Travel Case for BESTEK 500W Power Inverter/NOCO Genius G1100 Battery Charger
Aproca Hard Storage Travel Case for BESTEK 500W Power Inverter/NOCO Genius G1100 Battery Charger
Hello:
I received this travel case because it was listed as an option below the Genius 10 charger that I purchased. When I received the case, the Genius 10 charger and cables were too large to fit into the case.
Look carefully at which models it supports. It's a good case, but not large enough for many of the Genius chargers. Read the exact models it will accept. Amazon should not have listed it as an option when I purchased the Genius 10.
L'antropologia drammatica in Hans Urs von Balthasar: Breve introduzione ai protagonisti del TeoDramma (Theophilus Vol. 1) (Italian Edition)
L'antropologia drammatica in Hans Urs von Balthasar: Breve introduzione ai protagonisti del TeoDramma (Theophilus Vol. 1) (Italian Edition)
Si tratta di un lavoro serio e approfondito e tuttavia di possibile interesse anche per i non specialisti della Teologia, data la notevole portata esistenziale degli argomenti.
Anche se si tratta di una tesi di laurea non si trascina troppo nel linguaggio specialistico, ed anzi usa una prosa molto scorrevole ed elegante, di facile leggibilità, cosa quest'ultima dovuta anche alla pregevole costruzione dell'ebook.
10 Inch x 5 Feet Glossy Adhesive Craft HTV Glow in Dark Vinyl for T-Shirts, Hats, Clothing, Iron on HTV Compatible with Cricut, Cameo, Heat Press Machines, Sublimation (Green)
10 Inch x 5 Feet Glossy Adhesive Craft HTV Glow in Dark Vinyl for T-Shirts, Hats, Clothing, Iron on HTV Compatible with Cricut, Cameo, Heat Press Machines, Sublimation (Green)
At first I was super frustrated because it wasn't adhering, but then I re-read the description and finally results! I layered glitter vinyl and easyweed vinyl on top of this and it worked perfectly. Images shown are the final product in full light, black light, and absence of light.

I have my press set to 316 and had to reapply heat multiple times, then I pressed another item while waiting for it to cool before peeling. I hope you find an easier method. :)
uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Black, Box of 12 - 33950
uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Black, Box of 12 - 33950
The uni-ball 207 feels like a much more expensive pen than it is. It’s lightweight, durable, got a fantastic grip, and flows without pause. You won’t find yourself scratching circles in scrap-paper trying to get the ink restarted... these things are ready to go when you are, until the last drop is gone. I use the micro-point, and while it is a very fine point, the flow is so loose and free I’d say it flows a tiny bit thicker than the average 0.5 tip, but not so loose that it’s sloppy. I haven’t experienced one leak with these.

Dependable pens are rare. I’m always trying out different varietie but this became my favorite when I first tried it three years ago. Yesterday I thought I misplaced my final go-to 207... I didn’t have anymore at the ready and I freaked out. For a very long 15 minutes (excruciatingly long 15 minutes) I was searching for this pen like I would imagine crack addicts search for crack when there isn’t any. Thankfully, it had accidentally been scooped up by someone (thx mom) and, 15 minutes later, it was returned to me, but I now realize how OCD I am over these pens and will never, ever let my personal supply fall short again.

I couldn’t possibly recommend them higher.
Thanos: Infinity Abyss (New Printing)
Thanos: Infinity Abyss (New Printing)
I'm a big Jim Starlin fan from way back, and somehow I missed this gem when it was first released. I recently found it was being re-released so I ordered a copy month ago before it came out. It's from 2002. It was just the way I like my comics, cosmic. What an awesome story. More Adam Warlock (Though I really do not like the look Starlin used for him this time around, I prefer his earlier incarnations. He looks too much like Doc Savage now.) More Thanos and more Captain Marvel (Son of the REAL Universal Protector and another one Marvel killed too early.) To me this is the best kind of comics story. Vast cosmic action, a universe threatening event and only a handful of heroes able to stand against it all. Starlin did his usual great job here. His artwork is still the best ever. This was a great cosmic adventure!
Divorce - Season 2
Divorce - Season 2
I just started watching season 2. I can't get over how she really screwed him in season one. She has everything she wanted, pretty much, including the gallery, and that deal he was putting together to build that children's playspace fell thru when her lawyer froze his assets. I like the show, but really dislike Parker's character. (Just an update: I finished the season, it got a lot better as the season progressed. I'm upgrading it from 3stars to 4. I liked all the characters except the Frances character. LOVE Jackie. I believe that, All's Well that Ends Well. This hasn't ended yet, but it seems to be working out well enough for everyone.)
Rubie's Marvel Black Panther Wakanda Spear Costume Accessory, 49-Inches
Rubie's Marvel Black Panther Wakanda Spear Costume Accessory, 49-Inches
The product came in as expected. I would have given it 5 stars but the product is easily to become bent. But u can bend it back into shape. It's just a plastic spear u can't lean on it or anything. It's just for show! Loved that u could just screw the 3 pieces together to complete the spear.
Hands of Stone
Hands of Stone
Having now recovered from the awful experience of the last Robert DeNiro film, Dirty Grandpa, I am glad to report that Hands Of Stone is Bobby back in business. I still can't forgive Dirty Grandpa though. A filthy and offensive load of insulting crap. Hands Of Stone is as if it didn't exist.

Hands Of Stone is based on the true story of Panamainian fighter, Roberto Duran who has a chip on his shoulder about America. He is trained for free by Ray Arcel played by DeNiro and ends up fighting USA's face of sport, Suger Ray Leonard. The film has a nice pace to it with excellent performances from all, including Usher. That really surprised me because I can't stand Usher's weak ass R&B nonsense and all that unessasary dancing, just copying Michael Jackson. I'll save that rant for another review though! But for now I'm in a good mood so I'll stay positive as much as I can.

I know very little about boxing, or sport for that matter because sports celebs, especially footballers get right on my wick. Pretty boy over paid designer wearing bearded wally's. The only facts I know about sport is that Rocky Balboa was the greatest fighter ever closely followed by Philo Beddoe with Clyde by his side. However the fight scenes in Hands Of Stone had me hooked, almost as much as the Rocky films still do.

There really is not much bad to say about this film other than there is far too much nudey rumpo. It's unessasary and serves no purpose to the story....unless you want to see men's bottoms going up and down along with your boxing match that is. At least they stopped there and left out knobs cummin!

I don't know why Hands Of Stone has gone by with not much notice because it's almost perfect. There are endless terrible films that are forced down our throats every week at the cinema so why does quality grown up entertainment like Hands Of Stone get overlooked? Oh well I enjoy my film time mostly at home on Bluray anyway with the occasional visit to the cinema so I'm safe.
The Ultimate Aluminum Pizza Peel. 14 inch Paddle with a Smooth Ceramic Coating, 10 inch Wood Handle. Large & Lightweight, Use this Metal Spatula for Baking Pizzas and Breads on Oven & Grill
The Ultimate Aluminum Pizza Peel. 14 inch Paddle with a Smooth Ceramic Coating, 10 inch Wood Handle. Large & Lightweight, Use this Metal Spatula for Baking Pizzas and Breads on Oven & Grill
Literally the best purchase of 2019.
Imagine, entering your kitchen and finding several rogue Red Baron's laying in wait. You draw your Ultimate Pizza Cutter Rocker Blade from its protective scabbard, assuming the stance taught to you by your master at the Little Caesars doughjo. These pizzas are hot and ready for action, but they didn't expect your 14 inches of stainless steel combined with a grip that is safer than a Pizza knife.

you lunge forward, breathing hard from the effort of the multiple steps taken so quickly, and with 3 quick, short moves, you cut your first pepperoni covered assailant into 6 equal pieces with ease.

Sweat glistens on your brow from the exertion as your body maneuvers to the next pizza, this one a stuffed crust affair. "Luckily for me that my Ultimate Pizza Cutter Rocker Blade is great on all types of crust" you mutter to yourself while glancing at the floor, trying to avoid eye contact.

With a few more heavy breaths and quick action with your Ultimate Pizza Cutter Rocker Blade, cheese spilled from the crust like the blood from your veins.

With the deed done, you hold your Ultimate Pizza Cutter Rocker Blade under the faucet to cleanse it of the pizza remains. safe once again you are finally able to relax and enjoy several hours of World of Warcraft Classic and Red Baron before laying down to rest, your Ultimate Pizza Cutter Rocker Blade on the night stand. With it by your side you will never have to worry about cutting pizza ever again.

TL;DR
10/10 best pizza cutter/samurai sword/bat'leth made
Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks
Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks
Dick at 14yrs was a very poor boot black, he was not good with money and spent everything he earned, he also gambled and smoked cigars but he would never steal or cheat and bully younger boys, eating at a cheap restaurant he saw Johnny Nolan 14yrs staring in the window, Johnny was a lazy boy but he brought him breakfast, later that day a gentleman gave Dick a note to change, presenting it at a store he was told it was fake but for the intervention of the gentleman Dick would have been arrested, the clerk at the store was working a scam

Overhearing a man and his son Dick heard that the man would not have time to show his son round New York, Dick volunteered, Mr Whitney asked him to come back to his hotel and was given some decent clothes to wear, Dick showed the boy Frank around explaining and showing all the scams and cheating that were very common on the streets, Dick told Frank he had no mother she died when he was three, his father went to see and never returned and the people his family boarded with looked after him until he was seven, the lady died and the man went out west and then he was left to fend for himself, he had been a newsboy, sold matches and anything else to survive

Riding the cars to Central Park there was an incident where both boys are accused of pick pocketing by a lady, after searching the boys the lady found she had the purse all along, returning to the hotel Frank told Dick he was going to boarding school and asked that he write to him, Mr Whitney gave Dick five dollars, using the money Dick managed to find a cheap boarding house, he was up early for his boot blacking, one of Dick's customers asked him to go to his Sunday school class, while having supper Dick met a boy Henry Fosdyke 12yrs, he had been doing badly and Dick said he could share his room, Henry could read and write and agreed to teach Dick in the evenings, going to church that Sunday they were asked to sit in Mr Greyson's pew, this was the man that ran the Sunday school, Dick made friends with his daughter a girl of nine Ida, they went back for dinner at their house while waiting for the school to start, Henry and Dick both liked the Sunday school

Henry manages to find a job as an errand boy, they both saved up a good sum of money, they decided that Dick should also find a job

To find out how they fare you must read on, there is a theft that causes problems for Dick, Frank writes to Dick, Micky Rourke continues to be a thief and a bully, Dick saves a life that could change his life, what is the future for Dick and Henry, what happened to Johnny Nolan, another Horatio Alger book, its long and free, worth a read
Louis L'Amour: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide
Louis L'Amour: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide
Reviews of novels are not quoted; only cited. Volumes are not cataloged in alphabetical order, for easy reference. You have to consult the index first--then use the number to hunt the page where your item of interest is to be found.
Purometeusu no otome [Japanese Edition]
Purometeusu no otome [Japanese Edition]
近未来、急速に軍国主義化される日本。
いつの間にか浸透していく、支配と弾圧に、最初こそ抵抗したものの、今はただ沈黙するだけとなった国民たち。

読みながら、これは数年後の日本の姿ではないかと、不安を覚えました。
特にそれを感じたフレーズとしては
「どうしてこんな世の中になってしまったのか。急にではない、少しずつ、まだこの程度なら、と思っているうちに、どうしようもないところまで来てしまった。」
「どんどん歯止めがなくなるんだ。踏みとどまるのは、早いほうが楽なのだ。」というものが心にひっかかりました。
Perry Mason Solves the Case of the Haunted Husband
Perry Mason Solves the Case of the Haunted Husband
I've been reading Gardner's Perry Mason books off and on for many years. Many years ago, I was an intense fan of the series, and read them all, at least once. Now, after a lot of water over the dam, I'm looking at them again.

Those who are used to really fine mystery writers, such as Ross Macdonald, may find the writing style here off-putting. It can be stiff and mechanical. Nonetheless, I still love the general setting: the characters of Perry, Della, Paul, Lt. Tragg, and Hamilton Berger. That, and the ingenious plots, are why I read Perry Mason.

On the whole, the ones written by 1945 are the best. This one was written in 1941, and is an exception to the rule: it's one of the few that I did not especially like. It begins with a young woman, Stephane Clair, hitchhiking. She is picked up by a man who "makes unwanted advances". There is a struggle, the car crashes, killing another driver. The driver of Stephane's car mysteriously vanishes after the crash, no one sees him, and so Stephane is charged with manslaughter. Perry takes the case, and by a complicated chain of evidence, Perry is led to a mysterious man in San Francisco, one L. C. Spinney, and then to a woman from New Orleans who arrives in LA looking for her husband. Perry and Drake take her to a hotel, where various other people shuttle in and out. I won't attempt to summarize all the evidence and reasoning. Eventually the case involves a Hollywood producer, his chauffeur and brother, various uncles, friends, and wives. Two murders occur in that same hotel.

There are some good courtroom scenes, unfortunately not with Hamilton Burger. Lt. Tragg has a strong role, more than usual. Unusually, Perry waxes philosophical at one point. Obviously, this is Erle Stanley Gardner trying to come to grips with life and death.

There are too many scenes tangential to the plot, such as Perry, Drake, Tragg, and Della at dinner together. There are several loopholes and unresolved threads. Too many characters are introduced only to be dropped and never heard from again. In the better stories, there are fewer characters, but the ones who are introduced have some significance, if only to be red herrings. Maybe I missed it, but why was the man driving the car in the opening scenes wearing a tuxedo? This is played up as a big clue for a while but never resolved that I saw. How did he (that driver) leave the scene of the accident so easily?

One symptom of the problems with this book: who is the "haunted husband"? Haunted by what or who?

The very last scene plays out in a hotel room, in that same hotel. The events of the last couple chapters are confusing and poorly presented. Upon reflection and re-reading, they do make sense, however. There is a good plot and a good idea in there stuggling to come out. I actually guessed part of the final explanantion, and the murderer. Fairly early on, there is a small key clue that I noticed. This is pretty usual for Perry Mason stories, which are almost always fair, in that the reader has a chance to deduce a lot of what is going on.

I have to wonder if this book doesn't represent a transition or "mid life crisis" of some sort for Gardner. At this point he had written about 18 of these Perry Mason stories. I can imagine that he was stuggling to find a change, a new direction. Did he have any conception of the enormous success that lay ahead? Certainly he could not have imagined the TV series.

Of all the Mason books, I would put it in the bottom half. Recommended for those wishing to complete their collection of Perry Mason reads.

BTW, the TV episode based on this novel is quite a bit simpler and very good.
The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace, Fiction, Espionage, Suspense, Mystery & Detective
The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace, Fiction, Espionage, Suspense, Mystery & Detective
When mystery writer, John Lexman, is convicted of murdering a dangerous money lender, his best friend, T. X. Meredith of Scotland Yard believes his story that he didn’t do it and searches for the evidence that would free him from prison. But before news of his exoneration can reach him, John is helped to escape from his prison work crew and secretly spirited away by the mysterious Remington Kara, a despised acquaintance of John’s wife from before their marriage. John and his wife, Grace, disappear never to be seen or heard from.

As the years pass and no word comes from John, Kara who returned to London continues to live the high-life under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard. He has an unsavory reputation for blackmail, a shadowy involvement with the underbelly of society, and is in constant fear of death from those he wronged back in his native Albania. T. X. continues to wonder and worry about John and Grace and maintains his vigil for any sign of his old friends.

During his latest check-up on Kara at his home in town, T. X. encounters and is instantly attracted to the man’s new private secretary, Miss Holland. However, just like her boss, she is hiding secrets of her own. When Kara is found stabbed to death inside his locked and impregnable bedroom and both Miss Holland and the manservant go missing, T. X. is compelled to investigate.

Although originally published in 1918, this locked room mystery was still entertaining after over 100 years. The plot is solid and the dialogue surprisingly crisp and modern. T. X. is charming and capable and quite delightful as he falls for Miss Holland who is a feisty, competent young woman, and probably the most surprising character in the entire story considering the times.

I recommend "The Clue of the Twisted Candle" to mystery readers that enjoy a vintage feel and the locked room genre in general.
The Prometheus Deception: A Novel
The Prometheus Deception: A Novel
Robert Ludlum writes excellent books in my opinion however, this book has, however, been underwhelming to me. I might have missed the picture at some crucial point since I failed completely to understand why would an organization obviously well organized such as prometheus would have such lapses in its executions. I failed to understand as well why was Bryson (the central figure and the story teller) ever necessary in the first place, was he a super agent whose moral compass was so right that he had to be neutralized for prometheus to achieve what they want?

If he (Bryson) was a threat to Prometheus plans and advance why was he seemingly elusive, with various teams sent to eliminate him either imbeciles or downright inept? Why was it necessary for assistant to the slain british foreign secretary find it incumbent upon him to explain to Elena/Bryson that they were late? Why not just getting rid of them?

The story line could have been re-worked to bring a better flow and reason to the story. To posit a Ludlum analogy as presented in the Bourne Identity the story line was believable and water tight. Here is a guy who suffered insomnia, desperate to know who he really was while at the same time the government that created him considers rogue and wants to eliminate him.

As mentioned earlier, I failed to understand why it boiled down to Bryson, who in my opinion was redundant and not too original and the irony in the end was deafening, that Prometheus failed completely to have a Business Continuity framework in its thinking, that a 1960's technology could waste billions of scheming and innocent blood.
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 01: Sangoku (Dragon Ball (sens français) (1)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 01: Sangoku (Dragon Ball (sens français) (1)) (French Edition)
Le Shōnen manga par excellence, précurseur du genre, rempli d'humour(assez grivoise), beaucoup imité, jamais égalé !!

Culte pour toute une génération, si vous ne connaissaient pas faites vous votre propre avis, foncé et vous ne
saurez surement pas déçus!!

Univers Ancestral, plongé dans le monde des arts martiaux,
ce premier Tome Fantastique, nous fait découvrir les premiers personnages(dont notre héros devenu aujourd'hui légendaire), les premiers combats et tout l'humour décapant de Dragon Ball. Un pure régal !!

Dans le même genre je peux vous je peux vous conseiller Hunter X Hunter, One Piece, Naruto,Bleach, Fairy Tail, Death Note autres shōnen à succès et plus récemment My Hero Academia.

Bonne lecture à tous
Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Son Goku Blu-ray Region Free
Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Son Goku Blu-ray Region Free
Me llego en perfecto estado la pelicula, no me toco slipcover eso no me gusto ya que hay versiones de esta pelicula que si lo traen.

La imagen de la pelicula es bastante buena ya que es un formato Wide Screen sin duda hicieron un buen trabajo que con las primeras con respecto a la imagen.

Algo que simplemente no me gusta en estas peliculas de Dragon Ball Z de Zima es que no traen ningun extra nada en absoluto solo es la pelicula en español latino solo por eso no le toca 5 estrellas.

De ahi en fuera el audio es muy bueno es el mismo que escuchamos hace años en la television.

Si son fans de Dragon Ball deben tenerla.
Buddha, Vol. 8: Jetavana
Buddha, Vol. 8: Jetavana
And so I have come to the last of the 8 books, Buddha, Jetavana. Osamu Tezuka has mostly done well by his readers and the ending is at minimum honest. What we know that Buddha may have not, is that his presence and his message has survived and spread, but has the example of Buddhism changed humanity? Throughout the series, Buddha has been faced with temptations. The usuals, women, power family loyalties and of course he does not fall. In the last book he will face the real challenges. What is his legacy and what is the human condition? Tezuka has Buddha coming to some conclusions and it is up to use to follow or not.

The art work in book eight stays with the mix of beautiful particularly his rendering of nature and the cartoonist, particularly some of his humans. Tezuka continues to love anachronisms, but he is not dependent on them. The violence in this book was forewarned and is in service to the notion of making The Buddha face some of the consequences of his decisions and in the truth of human failings.

The questions to me are: Do I think I have been exposed to more than a basic education in the beliefs and practices of Buddhism? My guess is: no. My interest has been fed, but not sated. Have I been exposed to an honest version of the history of Buddha? I suspect the answer is no, but it is on me to learn more; to find how much in the books is consistent with the Japanese understanding of the travels of The Buddha.

My suspicion is that the series is intended to be more an entertainment than an enlightenment. If so Tezuka has achieved his goal. The stories and especially the ending are worth the journey. More than this it can kindle and interest in a more serious effort to learn.
Adolf (Manga: Biblioteca Tezuka) (Spanish Edition)
Adolf (Manga: Biblioteca Tezuka) (Spanish Edition)
Aunque soy un lector habitual de cómic europeo y americano, éste es el primer manga que leo, por lo que, aunque para muchos es un defecto a mí no me ha desagradado especialmente que se lea de izquierda a derecha (se le perdona que los alemanes levanten el brazo izquierdo en lugar del derecho).

Son más de 1200 páginas con dibujos en blanco y negro que se leen con avidez. Aunque para mi gusto personal no soy especialmente fan del dibujo, la historia que transmite suple con creces los posibles déficits en otros aspectos. Es cierto, que uno llega a esta obra con unas expectativas muy altas, ya que ha sido calificada como una obra maestra que trasciende géneros (como si el género del cómic no fuese importante…) y si bien es cierto que no considero que es el mejor cómic (en este caso manga) que he leído sí que me ha gustado mucho su lectura. Aporta una visión de la segunda guerra mundial desde el lado japonés, visión esta que pasa a menudo desapercibida para los occidentales (tanto en libros como en películas).

Aunque está edición de Trazado (Editorial Planeta) no es de lujo considero que es correcta y acorde a su precio, sobre todo en estos años en los que estamos asistiendo en España a una inflación desmedida e injustificada en los comics (con los precios más altos de Europa en buena parte de las traducciones en castellano).

Por todo ello, recomiendo su lectura y creo que es un excelente regalo para adolescentes, con este libro además de entretenerse aprenderán algo de historia y a donde llevan determinadas lides, algo de especial interés en estos tiempos de resurgimiento de los supremacismos.
Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery
Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery
This is just really a fantastic series. Red Alert showed up as an item I might be interested in because I read a lot of crime/mystery/whodunnit books. Once I realized this was the 5th in an ongoing series, I started with the first NYPD Red and concluded with this one. I read all 5 books in about a week. Love the way that these books read like a movie. And the last couple have been really ramped up, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Zach and Kylie.

The reason I like these books is that the humor/romantic elements (I’m team Zach and Cheryl) help to balance out the murderous plots. I’m also a fan of the Bosch series, but those are more gritty and hard hitting, and can leave me feeling a little heavy when I finish them. That’s why I liked the levity and action in the Red series. I don’t even worry about figuring out who did what, I just go along for the ride and let everything play out. I hope they make many more.
Naruto, Vol. 52: Cell Seven Reunion (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Naruto, Vol. 52: Cell Seven Reunion (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Naruto Vol 52 concludes the previous assault on the gokage summit arc while introducing the beginnings and preparation for the next great shinobi war. This volume covers material from Shonen Jump issues 95-98.

The chapters are:
484: Cell Seven Reunion!!
485: Near Yet Far
486: Fists
487: The Battle Begins...!!
488: Every Shinobi Village
489: Facing A Great Ninja War...!!
490: The Truth About Nine Tails!!
491: The Jinchuriki, Detained!!
492: Salutations
493: Dark Naruto!!
494: Killer Bee and Motoi

Concluding the previous arc went well by giving people, as the cover even shows, our Naruto and Sasuke reunion. I felt it was met with in good detail and on a nice note, indicating that, as most people predict a future showdown between the two will happen when they are both at their best. It is hard to really imagine that Kishimoto is writing or has written it in a way that Sasuke just doesnt have any friendly feelings towards Naruto and vice versa, and the segment almost makes it feel as if he cant possibly truly be as evil as some in the ninja world claim.

Beyond that, we had a return showing of several fan favorites including the other teams in Konoha, Kisame, Kabuto, Yamato, while introduction of the jinchuriki, Killer Bee. His rhymes were handled well in English.

The volume included no extras but had a large number of chapters. Content wise it was great as well as having a nice consistent and flowing English language structure making it easy to read and understand for all ages, clean crisp artwork, and a good cover design. This arc is looking to be a good one and the next volume can not come soon enough.
Naruto, Vol. 47: The Seal Destroyed
Naruto, Vol. 47: The Seal Destroyed
NAruto 47 contains Naruto chapters 433-442, that appeared in the monthly Shonen Jump #79-82 (7, 8, 9, 10, July, August, September, October, 2009 Volumes. The volumes continues the Pain invasion and brings it to a much exciting point in the series. The last volume ended with Naruto finally arriving in Konoha and wrecking destruction on the Pains, and this one continues that fight; it centers all attention on Naruto versus Pain.

This volume is paramount in its way of dealing with the situation and the emotion of Naruto can be felt all over the place. The emotion is strong when one recollects on all the people who were close to him that were killed in this fight, the massive destruction of Konoha, and even the fact that peace is so hard to achieve. Taking it personally, I found myself feeling Naruto the whole time on this level. The fighting was also quite heartfelt and I found myself cheering him on the whole time. It was impressive seeing him in Sage Mode and seeing Pain's 'Almighty Push' and 'Almighty Pull' as well as one of the most destructive and massive attacks in the Naruto series make an appearance. Ultimately this volumes continued to deliver the action that was started in vol 46 and take it on the most epic level of the series since the concluding fights in the volumes before the start of the "Shippuden" storyline.

Chapters:
433: Sage Jutsu, A Mistake...?!
434: Naruto vs Tendo
435: Banshoten'in! Universal Pull
436: Peace
437: Confessions
438: The Seal Destroyed!!
439: Catastrophe Planetary Construction
440: The Conversation with Lord Fourth
441: Rasen-Shuriken vs Almighty Push
442: The Final Gamble!!

The number of chapters helped to carry us to another great end of the main fights and bring us ever closer to the conclusion of this fantastic art. Having read the chapters in their original form in the monthly Shonen Jump, it is always a pleasure to have the individual volumes of the manga. I enjoy the ability to have so many chapters per volume, the artwork on the cover of the volume is amazing, and the inserts artwork between each chapter is a tantalizing and exciting addition. One probably would not want to start reading Naruto with this volume and should really considering reading from Vol 45 to get the full experience and appreciation for this arc. Ultimately one should go back to Volume 28 for the full Shippuden experience.

Art is fantastic as ever and is quite clean. It is definitely one of those series that the art can be cherished from, and one that has action scenes that convey everything clearly. I did not find myself having to flip and turn back from page to page to understand what just happened in the panels.

There are not really any criticisms that I have for this volume. It was perfect and I loved every minute of reading it.
Naruto Guía nº 04 Libro de combate (Manga Artbooks) (Spanish Edition)
Naruto Guía nº 04 Libro de combate (Manga Artbooks) (Spanish Edition)
El libro es prácticamente una recopilación de recortes del manga original, aportando datos que ya sabíamos en todo momento. Hay muy pocos detalles únicos, por supuesto absolutamente nada que no se encuentre en Internet con una búsqueda básica. Y además ni siquiera está bien estructurado, es un caos leerlo. Una gran decepción para mí.
Main Street #4: Best Friends
Main Street #4: Best Friends
I didn't realise quite how long it had been since I read the last book in this series, but GoodReads informs me that it was November 2012, so this book has been waiting very patiently on my shelf for over a year now. I've been a committed fan of Ann M. Martin ever since I first picked up one of her Baby-Sitters Club books in the late 90s. This series has some big differences, but still contains some of the things I love so much about Martin's children's books--close-knit communities and families, a focus on friendship above all and an encouragement to preteen girls to enjoy whatever hobby takes their fancy (acting, science, drawing, sewing, etc).

I do wonder if this book might be a bit too slow moving for some readers, but I probably would have enjoyed it when I was younger. I remember being a big fan of continuing series when I was a child, so I would have loved the way this town and its inhabitants changed over the course of the books (the Fongs have a baby, Aunt Allie moves to town, Olivia's parents open a shop, etc). The continuity is excellent, but that does make this the kind of series you probably need to read in order. A lot is summed up, but this book so clearly follows on from the last one and leads into the next that I think it would be better appreciated in order.

Although I can see some kids wanting a book that's faster-paced or filled with more action, for kids who are a bit more shy and are interested in arts and crafts and long to live in the kind of town where you know all your neighbours, this is perfect. It reminds me a little bit of a children's version of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. Although I know that the perfectness of the close-knit community in Virgin River is unrealistic, I still love it all the same, and keep coming back to find out what's happened to each family in the next book. The Main Street series has the same appeal.
Fernsehspiel Von Arthur Hailey
Fernsehspiel Von Arthur Hailey
Am 18. August 1964 erlebte dieser mit purer Hochspannung versehene Fernsehfilm seine TV-Premiere im Programm der ARD. Kenner der Materie dürfte dieser Umstand nicht weiter verwundern, denn "Flug in Gefahr" entstand auf Grundlage des gleichnamigen Buches von Bestseller Autor Arthur Hailey.
Weitere Romane aus seiner Feder sind u.a. "Airport", "Hotel", "Zeitsperre", "Letzte Diagnose" oder "Reporter".
Regie-Routinier Theo Mezger bearbeitete 1963 den Stoff für das Fernsehen und inszenierte anschließend die atemberaubende Story in den Studios des Südfunks Stuttgart. 1966 sollte Theo Mezger ein weiteres Mal in Stuttgart für die ARD einen Roman von Arthur Hailey in Szene setzen. Entstanden ist damals der sehr zu empfehlende und vor allem sehenswerte Fernsehfilm "Zeitsperre", der ebenfalls als ARD-DVD erhältlich ist.
Arthur Hailey hatte 1955 die Idee zu "Flight Into Danger" so der Originaltitel von "Flug in Gefahr". Von seinem 1958 erstmals als Buch erschienenen Werk, existieren insgesamt drei Verfilmungen. 1956 erfolgte beim kanadischen TV-Sender CBC die erste mit James Doohan in der Hauptrolle. Unter dem Titel "Panik in den Wolken" kam es 1971 in den USA zur dritten und bislang letzten Verfilmung mit Doug McClure in der Hauptrolle. Dazwischen liegt diese 1964 erstmals gezeigte deutsche Verfilmung, die für den damals sehr beliebten am 10. April 1929 in Hannover geborenen Schauspieler Hanns Lothar, der den George Spencer spielte, zu einer echten Paraderolle wurde. Seine beiden älteren Brüder waren die ebenfalls sehr populären Schauspieler Horst Michael Neutze und Günther Neutze, der in "Flug in Gefahr" übrigens in der Rolle des Captain Treleaven zu sehen ist. Hanns Lothar nannte er sich, um eine Verwechslung mit seinen Brüdern zu vermeiden. Eigentlich hieß er also Hanns Lothar Neutze mit vollständigen Namen. Er starb am 11. März 1967 in Hamburg im Alter von nur 37 Jahren, kurz vor seinem 38. Geburtstag an Nierenversagen. Am 10. April dieses Jahres wäre Hanns Lothar 81 Jahre alt geworden.

Inhalt:

Im Mittelpunkt steht George Spencer (Hanns Lothar), der zur einzigen Hoffnung für 48 Passagiere und 3 Besatzungsmitglieder an Bord einer viermotorigen Verkehrsmaschine von Winnipeg nach Vancouver wird. Mehrere Fluggäste darunter der Kapitän und der Co-Pilot erkranken plötzlich schwer an Fischvergiftung. Nun ist der Passagier George Spencer, der es zuletzt vor zehn Jahren als Jagdflieger mit lediglich einmotorigen Maschinen zu tun hatte, die einzige Chance für 51 Menschen.

Bildbewertung:

Das schwarz/weiß Bild im Format 4:3 hat für sein 46 jähriges Alter immer noch ausreichend Schärfe und Kontrast. Einige kleinere Bildfehler sind zwar trotz der offensichtlich erfolgten digitalen Bearbeitung des filmischen Ausgangsmaterials noch wahrzunehmen. Diese fallen aber insgesamt bei genauerer Beurteilung der Bildqualität kaum ins Gewicht.
Der Hauptfilm auf dieser DVD hat eine Laufzeit von 70 Minuten. Als Bonusmaterial wurde ein c.a. 5 Minuten langes Interview mit Arthur Hailey aufgespielt, dass die ARD etwa ein Jahr nach dem Tod von Hanns Lothar im März 1968 anlässlich der Wiederholung von "Flug in Gefahr" erstmals ausgestrahlt hat. Der Name des Interview-Partners von Arthur Hailey wird uns leider vorenthalten. Weder das ansonsten sehr informative Booklet, noch auf dem DVD-Inlet selbst ist sein Name aufgeführt. Dort steht unter Bonus lediglich nichts weiter zu lesen als: Interview mit Arthur Hailey. Deshalb möchte ich es wenigstens an dieser Stelle nicht unterlassen seinen Namen kurz zu erwähnen: Thomas Fabian. Als Schauspieler ist er bekannt aus Filmen wie "Dr. Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen" oder auch "Die Dubrow-Krise", und so vielleicht doch noch dem einen oder anderen wenigstens vom sehen her ein Begriff.

Tonbewertung:

Der sauber und klar verständlich aufgespielte Ton ist im Format Dolby Digital Mono vorhanden. Auf Grund des Alters dieser Produktion kann der Ton zwar logischerweise nicht unbedingt heutigen Standards entsprechen, ist aber trotz allem von akzeptabler Qualität.

Gesamturteil:

Diese DVD ist vor allem für all jene interessant, die erstens einen Blick in die Zeit der TV-Unterhaltung vergangener Tage im Bereich gut gemachtes Fernsehspiel werfen möchten, zweitens einfach nur einen spannenden Film sehen wollen, der ohne großartige Special Effects und dem sonst heute allerorts üblichen Schnickschnack auskommt und drittens eigentlich voll und ganz vom Spiel hervorragender unvergessener Schauspieler lebt. Neben Hanns Lothar sind das u.a. Benno Sterzenbach, Heinz Weiss, Ingmar Zeisberg, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Willy Semmelrogge, Rose Renée Roth, Günther Neutze oder Günter Hoffmann um nur einige zu nennen.

Fazit:

Wem die Namen dieser Schauspieler noch etwas sagen und auch heutzutage deren echte Schauspielkunst noch zu schätzen weiss, sollte sich diese DVD unbedingt in sein privates Archiv holen.
Ich wünsche jedem der sich diese DVD zulegt, mindestens genauso spannende Momente wie ich sie beim ansehen dieser mittlerweile 46 Jahre alten Produktion hatte.
Die absolute Kaufempfehlung versteht sich bei dem zur Zeit schon mehr als günstigen amazon.de-Angebot natürlich von selbst.
Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel
Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel
I agree with the other customers who feel this book isn't up to Debbie ' s standards. The plot line was just unbelievable. A lot of this book (spoiler alert) is spent on Homeland Security chasing after the woman in the story thinking she's a terrorist, and then at the end they let her out of jail and say, "Sorry, we got you mixed up with someone else. " WHAAAAAT??? It was silly and a very undeveloped story. A huge letdown, as usually Debbie ' s Christmas stories are something to look forward to every year. Something bad happened to this one, that's for sure. Maybe she is writing too many novels in a year because this one is definitely not up to her standards.
Stephanie
Stephanie
Funny how some men feel like a six to eight years difference in age throw them into a loop. Women age more quickly then men so a few years make a difference I think. There are some men who never grow up I was married to one for forty seven years and our four children grew up but he never did. His own making therapies him my oldest kid. In they s story father Dave is starting to get a little to pushy and needs to cool it. Since Norah is supposed to have six children I wonder who her husband is going to be. I hope he is a man with a good income or is very rich to start off with. I sure am looking forward to see who he is, maybe one of the doctors she works with. They are going to be married just months apart or maybe together the way things are going. David is going to be skeptically busy with all the grand kids to take fishing and camping out.
The Target (Will Robie Book 3)
The Target (Will Robie Book 3)
The third Will Robie book. I read the first, and seem to recall enjoying it. Having skipped the second, I now wish I would have read that one before picking this one up. There are too many references to that story here, and I feel as though the details were so detailed in places, that it essentially spoiled the reading if I ever did decide to pick up #2.

That fact aside, I still really didn’t enjoy this book that much. This, sadly, tends to be a pattern for me with Baldacci. He seems good coming up with ‘big’ plots, but when he’s forced to write about detail, such as two people talking to each other, his weaknesses are really apparent. There’s just too much here that is contrived, forced, and unbelievable.

Robie is a tough, macho CIA agent that is assigned top level clandestine missions for only the very best. Apparently, he became entangled with co-agent Jessica Reel in the second book. She’s just as good as Robie, but being female, she seems to have a rather large chip on her shoulder and seems to swagger her machismo a bit much. In fact, this book seemed to be more about her than Robie. Apparently in Book 2, the two “did the right thing” but didn’t “follow orders” on a crucial mission. So now the CIA wants to get rid of them (i.e. kill them), but the duo is too high profile and too good, so the CIA has to suck up their bravado and put up with these two misfits. Again, the dialogue between all parties is pretty stupid.

Anyway, the main story here is pretty decent. Robie and Reel are initially called in to help orchestrate a coup in North Korea, but things go a bit wrong, tables are turned and some of the particulars get changed. We then focus on a female North Korean agent who’s being recruited to retaliate against the Americans. Her story is pretty interesting, and I found the chapters detailing her plight to be the most entertaining. Had Baldacci focused on this aspect throughout the whole book, it could have been a much more satisfying read.

Well, I’m guessing that when Baldacci finished this story, he only had about 275 out of the required (?) 400 pages written. Since he couldn’t milk the story any more, he basically inserts a second story within these pages that is completely unnecessary, stupid, and contrived (why do I always use that word when reviewing Baldacci?). This subplot involves a dying old prisoner on death row, some fanatical Neo-Nazis, and Jessica Reel’s past. This portion of the book should have been left in the garbage. It’s completely stupid and unnecessary. There really isn’t anything wrong with a 275-page book, you know. Less would have definitely been more in this case.

Even the ‘main’ story had some issues of unbelievability. At one point, Robie and Reel have to infiltrate a prison camp in the heart of North Korea. The way Balcacci describes the event, it seems about as difficult as driving on the freeway during rush hour. The whole incident takes up about half a chapter. This could have been fleshed out more and made the story much more enjoyable.

Often when a person dislikes a book by an author they enjoy, they’ll state things in reviews such as “I’m convinced that (this author) had nothing to do with this book! It must have been ghost written by someone else!” Well, sadly, I’ve read a lot of subpar books by Baldacci to know that the things that made this book somewhat unenjoyable have also been present in some of his other clunkers. In fact, I really think he SHOULD try co-writing with someone else. Someone who can write simple, believable scenes - like when two characters have a conversation with each other.
Fries Alive! (Freddy and the French Fries No.1)
Fries Alive! (Freddy and the French Fries No.1)
Young Freddy Funkhouser is having problems. First, his father, Alfred, a genius inventor, can't seem to make any of his inventions work well enough to make the family money. Second, his older sister, Nancy, loves to spout lines from Shakespeare and TV shows to anyone who will listen, hoping that her acting career will take off. How embarrassing!

Freddy is trying to help break his family out of their obscure rut by building an award winning float for the Pookesville Founder's Day Parade. If he can do it, perhaps their floundering family restaurant - that offers healthy food compared to the burger stand across the street owned by the Spanker family - might take off. A large task considering the Spankers ALWAYS win the float contest. But if Freddy has anything to say about it, they won't win this year! With the aid of Howie Kapowie, his one and only friend in town who seems solely to care about eating cheese cubes, they have very little chance. And with Adam Spanker (the town hooligan) always on their heels, things look even bleaker.

Can Freddy do it?

Not on his own. And he knows it. So he rigs up a contraption of nanotechnology mixed with super-secret potatoes, and an interesting accident occurs. When lightning strikes the potatoes, they turn into living, breathing, talking ...uh ...spuds. Fries alive! And now with Theodore, Wally, Curly, Si, and Meese, the town of Pookesville is in for an amazing surprise ...and so is the rival Spanker family. Can a misfit family use its brains to beat the brawn of the town?

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David Baldacci is normally known for his crime novels (Absolute Power, Hour Game, and the less enjoyable Split Second), but here he's dunked his hand into the children's literature cookie jar, perhaps hoping to come up with some tasty new treat for readers.

But no ...

Like so many other children's books and films, 'Freddy and the French Fries' treads over old themes and tries to put on a new face. Ever seen the film 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'? If you have, you will undoubtedly see parallels to it in this book (i.e., a genius father, a smart family that's stunted because of their intellect, absurd obstacles that need to be overcome by using technology, and, in the end, triumph).

That being said, this book will probably appeal to the preteen because of its fast pace, outrageous names (Howie Kapowie, Patty Cakes, Nanny Boo-Boo, etc.), and its action scenes.

There's also some learning that takes place that will obviously make parents happy. Such as knowing the proper term for siamese twins (conjoined); the advantages - and disadvantages - of eating soy products rather than hamburgers; how to beat a bully using your brains and not your fists; and a very basic understanding of how nanotechnology might benefit us.

All in all I think this book's chapters might be enjoyed by kids at bedtime, but don't expect much originality.
The Watsons and Emma Watson: Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed by Joan Aiken
The Watsons and Emma Watson: Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed by Joan Aiken
The problem with completions of unfinished works is that the reader inevitably compares the completed work to that of the fragment by a hallowed author. The resultant work inevitably falls short because the author of the completed work seeks to both pay homage to and shine beside the hallowed author. There is no better example of this phenomenon than in Joan Aiken's Emma Watson, acompletion of Jane Austen's The Watsons.

If Emma Watson wasn't inextricably tied to The Watsons, then I would say it was a reasonably good Regency Romance. Not on par with a Georgette Heyer, but not bad. It has a spirited heroine, an unattainable Lord, a nasty Lady, a sympathetic ingénue, a flighty aunt, an unconventional hero, a wonderful red herring, a rattle, a passel of siblings (some rotten, some sound), and a sympathetic parent. But, it also has a suicide in addition to several other deaths, most of which affect the heroine directly and direly. Did Aiken not read Austen? Did she not know that other pens may dwell on misery but Austenland harbors no purveyors of gothic misery? The bit of ivory two inches wide is meant to contain a recognizable world, filled with realistic people who have common human failings but whose stories are worth telling. The stories in Emma Watson, while somewhat interesting, aren't memorable because they basically are contrived.

The many ways in which Aiken pays homage to Austen range from sweet to cloying. The Watsons was written between 1803 and 1805, while the Austen family (mother, father, Jane, and Cassandra) were living in Bath after Mr. Austen retired. She abandoned it after her father died in 1805. It is assumed that the story itself--that of sisters whose father is ailing and who hasn't enough fortune to enable his daughters to live independently--was too close to home, too painful for Austen to complete. Plus, she didn't have time to write. She needed to figure out how to live.

Aiken writes the father's death into her story, casting Emma into a den of lions (aka siblings). She also manages to kill off a lovely friend of Emma's, Anna Blake, echoing the tragic death of Austen's beloved friend and mentor, Anna Lefroy, who died in a riding accident shortly before Mr. Austen's death. I was personally shocked by this fictional death, and even more so by Aiken's cold-hearted murder of Anna's delightful son, Charles, with whom Emma dances in Austen's manuscript (one of the sweetest scenes Austen ever wrote in my 'umble opinion).

Aiken dips into both Austen's life as well as her published novels for plot points, turns of phrase, and characters. Emma's older brother Robert and his wife Jane bear a remarkable resemblance to John and Fanny Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility. Admiral Crawford and his nephew Henry (Mansfield Park) rent an estate from the nasty noble family. Emma Watson is offered the opportunity to dedicate the next volume of her late father's sermons, which she is publishing, to the Prince Regent, and actually meets him! I confess that my eyes got a definite aerobics workout with all the eye-rolling I indulged in.

Yet...despite all these allusions to Austen, the one thing that Aiken wasn't able to emulate was Austen's wit. The plot was convoluted and the characters were outrageous, but it just wasn't much fun. I love the humor in Austen--her sly barbs, her razor sharp remarks that bite through the shrug of recognition, her compassionate understanding that is tinged with grace and goodwill and a smile. There was none of that in Emma Watson. Truth be told, there was precious little of it in The Watsons. I like to think that if Austen had lived longer, she might have revisited this story and imbued it with more humor than she could muster when she started it.

I think the premise of The Watsons is sound, and I think that Emma Watson has all the trappings of an Austen heroine. I don't think that Aiken did justice to her and I likely won't bother with another of her continuations or completions, but I did enjoy getting to know Austen's fragment again...and I know that she never would have killed off that charming Charles Blake! Grrr!
A United Kingdom (Region 3 DVD / Non USA Region) (Hong Kong Version / Chinese subtitled) 愛無懼色
A United Kingdom (Region 3 DVD / Non USA Region) (Hong Kong Version / Chinese subtitled) 愛無懼色
A UNITED KINGDOM might be a small film by Hollywood standards but it packs a powerful emotional jolt. Here is the amazingly true story of the trials of interracial marriage. To complicate matters, imagine being the future King of the African nation of Botswana and falling in love with and marrying a white Englishwoman. Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams had remarkable love story survived against all odds. Ironically, it's the British government that does everything in their power to keep Seretse separated from his loving wife and beloved homeland.

It's a wonderful experience when a story is based on fact and the viewer craves to find out the full story. Seretse fought for the rights of his people and to bring Botswana democracy and prosperity. The current President of Botswana is the son of Seretse and Ruth. These facts alone would be enough to entice a viewer but it only gets better. A UNITED KINGDOM is the first feature film to be made in Botswana. The actual house where Seretse and Ruth lived is used in the film. Here is realism at its best.

The chemistry between actors David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike is truly electrifying. Here are two wonderful and under appreciated actors at the top of their form. Oyelowo is an actor to watch with an impressive array of roles (Martin Luther King in SELMA and Robert Katende in QUEEN OF KATWE). An amazing cast all around makes A UNITED KINGDOM a stellar production.

Yes, A UNITED KINGDOM is a small film that tells a true story of undying love and political hijinx on the highest levels. It is a refreshing break from visual effects fueled super heroes of Hollywood. Here is the story of two very human super heroes who dramatically changed their world for the better.
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Top Trumps Card Game
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Top Trumps Card Game
This was a birthday gift for my son.
And while the cards are interesting and attractive to look at, my kids have no interest in playing with them.
I wonder if it’s even worthwhile to get more decks? I expected to hear and see more laughter and enjoyment.

The cards were an important part of the birthday, because my wife and I made chocolate frogs.
And every frog comes with a card.
We choose the Azkaban set, because it’s our sons favorite movie from the Potter series.
I wanted to like these more. I couldn’t tell you the quality of the deck, because my son “put them away.”

I don’t know if they needed more cards? Was bored with them? Or didn’t know how to play?
Or even cared at all? Unless, you play this game or willing to buy other related decks... just pass altogether.
Mens Or Womens Official Harry Potter Hogwarts Bathrobe
Mens Or Womens Official Harry Potter Hogwarts Bathrobe
Pros: soft and nice looking. Cons: thin (half the thickness of my previous £10 Primark bathrobe, which lasted me for 4 years), long sleeves ( could not find one for women so I just got this - I am 1.72 and slim and the sleeves are about 10 cm longer than my arms so I will have to just roll them up), definitely overpriced
The Harry Potter Ultimate Cocktail Cookbook: 30 Drink Recipes to Liven Up Your Great Hall
The Harry Potter Ultimate Cocktail Cookbook: 30 Drink Recipes to Liven Up Your Great Hall
I wanted to love this book. I really did. I am a Harry Potter nerd and I also sling a great drink, so I thought this would be great fun. Unfortunately, there are so many issues with this book that I plan to send it back.

The cover arrived damaged and peeling as if it was owned before and messed up. Pages are also damaged. With a tiny book and paying $10 for a paperback, I at least expected new condition.

I could have lived with that if the content was good. But it wasn't. Full disclosure: I didn't make any of the drinks inside. None looked super appealing and others looked downright bad. I am familiar with cocktails and which ingredients go well together. Many of these didn't add up.

Beyond that, there are a significant number of issues with the writing and instructions. For example, two drinks show photos that look like they need to be lit (set on fire) but the instructions don't say a word about that. The Bloody Caesar shows a picture garnished with lots of great things (see my photos), but the recipe says to garnish with just a celery stalk and a sprig of cilantro. It is as if these photos were just stolen from the Internet and placed in the book.

Then other technical issues, pictured in my photos: he says to add 12 ounces of water to... a pitcher filled with water. One recipe says it is a Mocktail for when you want to avoid a hangover... but it includes vodka and St. Germain. One calls for 48 ounces of cream soda for 4 drinks, yet the instructions only have you add 2 ounces per glass. Not pictured is the recipe for ONE cocktail that calls for SIX ounces of gin. It is basically a huge glass of gin with a few shakes of Tabasco in it. I cannot fathom serving that to someone.

So... go ahead and skip this one. It was a cute idea, but just a miss.
TOPS Docket Gold Writing Pads, 5" x 8", Jr. Legal Rule, Canary Paper, 50 Sheets, 6 Pack (99704)
TOPS Docket Gold Writing Pads, 5" x 8", Jr. Legal Rule, Canary Paper, 50 Sheets, 6 Pack (99704)
First of all, finding narrow ruled notebook pads is somehow like trying to find a leprechaun. What is with all these pads with giant spaced lines?

So this review is actually for the narrow ruled pads. I don't know if it's different when you have wide or legal ruling.

I bought these pads because they were supposed to be better than the "regular store brand" pads. My experience: not so much.

What I noticed was that some reviewers were correct, and that they tear completely when you need to tear off a sheet.

However, if you like to fold the page you're working on over and work on the page underneath, these pads are terrible. The foldover sheet Just tears off. Even if it doesn't tear completely, it is going to disconnect after moving it two or three times. For this reason I find these notepads completely annoying and totally useless.

The problem is worse on the 100 page pads over the fifty page pads. Yes the paper is a little thicker, but I do not think that prevents all bleed through that you get from using high quality pens. I do not find cut the paper creates a better contrast with the ink compared to the Staples pads I normally use. These pads in fact make your writing look a little blurry.

Overall I spent a considerable amount of money trying to make Tops pads work. They look more professional and I thought I would give them a try.

If you are going to write something and immediately tear the page off and hand it to someone else, it is a great thick piece of paper without tear lines.

If you want a notepad where you can fold one sheet over the top and work on the page behind it, these are definitely not for you.

If you want a notepad that you can put in your bag or briefcase and not have the pages tear off, this pad is not for you.

After trying several pads, the Staples brand work best for folding pages over. The Staples brand however do not tear very easily, and in fact almost always rip at the top of the page rather than tear off where it's supposed to. Considering I rarely tear off pages, and I mostly flip them over, the Staples brand is best for me.

I have a pile of pads that I will probably give away. I simply could not make these pads work for me.
HARRY POTTER 48353 Cute Figural PVC Bank, Multi Color
HARRY POTTER 48353 Cute Figural PVC Bank, Multi Color
This made a great Christmas gift for our five-year-old. The bank is large, and it's easy to add or remove coins. It's also a bonus that it's made out of hard plastic and won't break easily like ceramic banks. I took off one star because I don't know how well the glasses and wand are going to hold up over time.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Everyone who had anything to do with this production, did a wonderful job. The scenery in the first part of the movie was gorgeous. Wherever it is, I want to go there. There was one scene where Katrina Kaif's acting wasn't that great, but she was pretty good in the rest of the movie and she danced and sang well, if that was her voice. I liked her character's faith in Jesus. Her character's relationship with Jesus was more give and take than what I'm used to seeing. I enjoyed watching SRK while he portrayed this honorable character. His character's personality was similar to the altar ego in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. The best acting I've seen him do was in RNBDJ. I think it was the first Indian movie I saw him in that got my attention. Though there was a lot of scenes with their religion in that one, it was still an enjoyable movie. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the story was also good and it was fun to watch. I recognized many of the dances in this one that were in RNBDJ, but it was still entertaining the second time around. I love all the music in Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The later song and dance scenes that the reporter was doing, ran on longer than I liked, but she also sang and danced well and the music was good for dancing. (She was also the main actress in RNBDJ.) I could have seen more of the street dancing, in JTHJ, because it was cool and was refreshing that strangers would have this camaraderie and skillfully danced with strangers. The dances were interesting and music was a good blend. It was disappointing that the reporter was an atheist in the story, but she was very likable, cute and very charming. I liked her energy, courage and boldness. She was also funny and joyful. I liked her better, and thought she and SRK's character made a perfect pair. The first time I saw this movie was on Netflix and liked it so well, that I bought it. It's also tempting to buy the soundtrack.
USA Made Military Army Trainmen Paisley 22 / Hav A Hank Paisley Bandana Made in USA (Set of 3)
USA Made Military Army Trainmen Paisley 22 / Hav A Hank Paisley Bandana Made in USA (Set of 3)
AWESOME PRODUCT!!! 100% COTTON... GREAT COLOR... MADE IN THE USA!!! I was looking to replace a few of my kerchiefs that have been worn out over the years. I've had allergies/Asthma and have lived on a farm/ranch my entire life. I use these for my nose, but also as a bandana to protect my lungs from the bitter cold when I am out doing chores or having fun in our brutally cold Minnesota winters... and also during our dusty/dirty and pollen-filled air during our other three Seasons while out in the fields and doing chores around the farm/ranch. Even though like most kerchiefs or bandanas, they do come "stiff" like others will report, but like normal... these DO soften up over a few times through the washing machine. Even as a man I know to wash these bright colors in COLD and with like colors, but also use a dryer sheet to help keep the kerchiefs soft to the touch of your face. I only mention this, because most people know that there isn't much more comfortable to wear that softened 100% cotton! Oh! These were surprisingly MUCH larger than any of the others I've purchased in the past!! More for the money! Buy with confidence and ENJOY!!!
+24
+24
It is hard to find good, reasonably priced sweatshirts. I ordered numerous brands of sweatshirts to compare apples to apples. I found these to be the cheapest. They are too light weight. They are short at the waist. Very little elastic in the waist band and neck. The brand isn't really the problem since one of the better sweatshirts I found for the price was Hanes also. for $2 more per sweatshirt. The best sweatshirt for the price , in my opinion, and in the same general price range so far, is the Hanes Ultimate Heavyweight Fleece Sweatshirt.
Acer Swift 5 Intel Evo Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB LPDDR4X, 1TB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, FPR, Back-lit KB, Antimicrobial, SF514-55TA-74EC
Acer Swift 5 Intel Evo Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB LPDDR4X, 1TB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, FPR, Back-lit KB, Antimicrobial, SF514-55TA-74EC
This review is for Acer Swift 5 the i5/256GB version.

After using it for about three weeks, and with some workarounds, I’m very satisfied overall. If you are looking for an economical 14” laptop with the least weight to carry around, I think Acer has produced a winner in terms of stylish looks, features, and affordable price.

If the weight is the main factor for you, you will not find a lighter 14” laptop (not even a 13” for that matter). When you pick Swift 5 up for the first time, you would think it’s a plastic display dummy – until you realize you are holding an actual functioning machine. There is only one other offering I’ve looked at, the LG Gram series that has the same feather weight. You could get a non-touch screen version of LG at Amazon in the same price range, but if you insist on a touchscreen, you’ll have to go for the higher LG model with i7/512GB, which will cost you $500 more than Swift 5 - ouch, if you don’t care about the processor or extra disk space.

Regarding the touchscreen, the Swift 5 had a pleasant surprise for me. The lid flips all the way flat at 180 degrees, making it much easier to use in tablet mode, or to lay flat on the desk for drawing with a stylus (the LG on the other hand only goes to 150 degrees). Not a true 2-in-1, but it’s close enough…sort of a 1½-in-1.

Besides the laptop itself, the power adapter is also very lightweight and compact – a factor to consider if you plan to haul the laptop around all the time. Plus, the laptop supports USB-C charging, so you can use a 3rd party adapter as well. Note that the LG Gram adapter is bulkier and heavier, plus there is some confusion about the LG Gram and USB-C charging – it appears it’s not supported, leaving you stuck with the bulkier OEM bar (in fairness to LG though, it has longer battery life).

The Swift 5 battery life is Ok but not impressive. It’s definitely not 8 hours, but realistically 5-6 hours of average use. Thankfully, the compact adapter is easy to carry around.

Apart from the known keyboard annoyances others have already commented on, the keyboard lettering is very faint and hard to see unless the ambient light is bright enough – I find myself needing to turn the keyboard backlight more often than with other laptops I’ve owned – of course that does not help the battery life either. I also wish the backlight was adjustable to high/low, but it isn’t.

The remaining comments are for those of us who are extra conscious about the ergonomics.

The fan noise has a slightly whistling high pitch to it, which I find annoying in silent environments. Using the Windows power settings, I capped the CPU usage at 80%, and the fan stopped engaging. The machine is pleasantly silent all the time now. Since I mostly do office processing, the CPU cap does not impact my work.

The screen is the usual glossy as with most other laptops. You can buy a generic matte screen protector on Amazon to take care of that (make sure it’s touch-compatible)

The keyboard panel and keys are made from the same metal alloy as the rest of the body, which gets to look a little silvery and reflective for my liking under bright overhead lights at certain angles. The screen bezels seem to be of a more matte texture, and I wish the keyboard was made from the same material. The golden hinge bar is very sleek but seemed especially distracting. I put a strip of matte-finish Scotch tape on it, and it turned from shiny gold to matte gold – not distracting anymore. Overall this wasn’t a big problem for me because I don’t like to work under bright lights, so it’s something I only occasionally noticed. On the plus side, the slight silvery finish gives the laptop a really sleek look throughout, so aesthetics lovers will be pleased.

One more plus - according to an in-depth review from NotebookCheck (independent non-promotional reference), no PWM was detected. To be fair, I don’t know how much PWM really impacts your eyes, but it’s surely better not to have it.

Overall I give it 4 ½ stars – and rounding up to 5.
Undefined by Y
Undefined by Y
Great album. I will be following your carrier, good luck, great music.
T POWER 12V Ac Dc Adapter Charger Compatible with Casio Privia Digital Piano Keyboard Power Supply (Check Model List in Description) AD-A12150LW ADA12150LW PX, WK, CDP, AP, CTK Series PX130RD BK WE
T POWER 12V Ac Dc Adapter Charger Compatible with Casio Privia Digital Piano Keyboard Power Supply (Check Model List in Description) AD-A12150LW ADA12150LW PX, WK, CDP, AP, CTK Series PX130RD BK WE
I bought this for my Casio WK-7500 and when I plugged it into the wall the keyboard turned on for a split second then off again. I hope it just fried the adapter and not something in my keyboard. I'm nervous to try another one of there products but I need to buy another charger to make sure my keyboard is okay.

Edit:
I started with a 1 star review but after speaking with their customer service, they replaced my charger fairly quickly and so far it works very well. Thank you T-Power for replacing the first faulty product.
Double Din Car Stereo Android GPS Navigation,7 inch Car Multimedia Player Bluetooth SD USB AUX Input,Car Audio FM Radio,WiFi,Phone Mirror Link, Rear Camera,Support Steering Wheel Control
Double Din Car Stereo Android GPS Navigation,7 inch Car Multimedia Player Bluetooth SD USB AUX Input,Car Audio FM Radio,WiFi,Phone Mirror Link, Rear Camera,Support Steering Wheel Control
So I've installed this unit and halfway through the setting up everything the radio completely stopped working, WTF? Asked where the user manual was and was told by the seller to contact the salesman, wtf? They are salesman, geezes! Anyway, if I can't get it working by tomorrow, I'm yanking p.o.s. and re-installing my old unit. I installed stereos for crutchfield for 5 years and thought I'd give this brand a shot and we'll, the service has sucked, the radio now sucks and I'm done spending time and money wasting my time on crap that can't even be supported. Going back to what I know actually works like pioneer, bose, Kenwood, etc, etc, atleast they actually work and their service support is actually useful. Yes, you pay for that but atleast your not getting ripped off! So save your money for something that actually has a legit rep!
UPDATE 12/07/20: While driving to work, while trying to pair with my phone's bluetooth, my vehicle started sputtering and stalling. I shut down the radio and everything went back to normal. So I pulled into a gas station and ran this same scenario again so that if my vehicle completely stalled I wasn't in the road blocking traffic. I had the same result. The minute I tried pairing my phone and radio the truck started missing. So after work I removed the radio (honestly thinking I screwed up, I even had a Car Toys tech working with me to double check everything) and I was relieved to find my wiring of the radio was spot on. All my connections were soldered and heat shrinked correctly and after a close examination of the unit by Car Toys it was determined that an interior component of this product was shorting out. I'm still waiting for a response from this seller to my questions about a manual but since they have been Less than obliging to tell me where to get a manual I've decided to call it a hard lesson learned! Don't waste your money. I'm super pissed at this seller and they probably should stay away from Texas. I have purchased a new stereo and will have everything going soon but so far everything has checked good! I have 2005 Dodge Ram that's been my pride and joy and the thought I put this piece of garbage in it pisses me in off. it pisses me off even more that sellers like this are allowed to mislead people on Amazon! I don't want a refund, I want amazon to do the right thing, screw the money, I just wish amazon would man the hell up and ban fraudulent crap like this!

UPDATED 12/09/20: Stereo was removed and a full diagnostic check was done to determine what damage if any was done to the factory computer after it was found that the stereo was sending a signal to the truck's computer to shut off, WTF? I've looked over the wiring diagram again and I question it's legitimacy now. I noticed it before but as any experienced tech can tell you spelling mistakes happen but on the diagram the wire labeled "PACK", I discerned as meaning "BACK", meaning "

Sketchiest things I got a sketchy ass wiring diagram but no user manual and not service support! Nothing notta! You have to flip the diagram around to figure out what goes where when connecting the wiring harness. Just one more sketchy as hell thing.

I will not say what it cost to find out if computer was damaged here but if you send me a message I will let you know, it wasn't cheap even though I have connections for discount, 10 percent is still only 10 percent and that cost hurt like hell financially!
Mystiq Living Originals - Castor Oil, 660ML | Cold Pressed | For Hair Growth | 100% Pure and Natural (Pack of 3) 220 ml each
Mystiq Living Originals - Castor Oil, 660ML | Cold Pressed | For Hair Growth | 100% Pure and Natural (Pack of 3) 220 ml each
I absolutely loved this oil. I've been a coconut oil user & have never used any other oil than that. It was the first tym I choosed to try Castor oil from Mystiq Living since I trust this brand. Well, its been less than a week I've been using this oil & I'm so in love with this. It doesnt feel like anything on skin & hair. And I can clearly see the difference in my hair & skin after using this. Plus, castor oip has so many benefits so, bye bye to the rest oils bcoz I'm gonna stick to this for the longest tym!
Richters TRANSIT Ernst Richter's - Tisane Ernst Richters - 5 cajas de té de hierbas de Ernst Richter de 20 sobres - tratamiento de 3 Meses
Richters TRANSIT Ernst Richter's - Tisane Ernst Richters - 5 cajas de té de hierbas de Ernst Richter de 20 sobres - tratamiento de 3 Meses
Ces tisanes sont les seules qui me permettent d'avoir un transit régulier sans soucis. Je la prend le soir uniquement pour ne pas avoir des effets en journée. Effet garanti au réveil mais pas de douleurs ou crampes d'estomac pour ma part. Le goût est subjectif mais je les trouve très bonnes, avec un goût de plantes et réglisse. En revanche ne pas trop l'infusion non plus car est inbuvable quand elle devient noire. Une bonne aide minceur aussi car detoxifie le corps.
Ces tisanes sont moins chères ailleurs d'où les 4 étoiles.

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