Camila Thompson

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JavaScript: The Good Parts
JavaScript: The Good Parts
JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 669 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Perl Cookbook, Second Edition
Perl Cookbook, Second Edition
Perl Cookbook, Second Edition by Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 49 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Docile
Docile
Docile by K.M. Szpara. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the m category.
PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide
PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide
PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide by Larry Ullman. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 50 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Lo mejor de mí (Spanish Edition)
Lo mejor de mí (Spanish Edition)
Lo mejor de mí (Spanish Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Iolanda Rabascall. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 63 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Be My Reason
Be My Reason
Be My Reason by Samantha Christy. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 362 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
La risposta è nelle stelle
La risposta è nelle stelle
La risposta è nelle stelle by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 119 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Lo mejor de Oscar Wilde (Spanish Edition)
Lo mejor de Oscar Wilde (Spanish Edition)
Lo mejor de Oscar Wilde (Spanish Edition) by Oscar Wilde. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Java Programming for High School Students
Java Programming for High School Students
Java Programming for High School Students by Mark Heidenry. Rated 2.3 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Murach's MySQL, 2nd Edition
Murach's MySQL, 2nd Edition
Murach's MySQL, 2nd Edition by Joel Murach. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 79 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Angular 2: Application Development
Angular 2: Application Development
Waste of money. Much better tutorials and explanation to concepts are available over internet. I ordered this book in search of something that explains the framework and the design patterns/principles.
Warren Buffett: 20 Life Tips To Get Control Over Your Life And Gain Success: (Warren Buffet Biography, Business Success, The Essays of Warren ... The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis)
Warren Buffett: 20 Life Tips To Get Control Over Your Life And Gain Success: (Warren Buffet Biography, Business Success, The Essays of Warren ... The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis)
Absolutely awful. Book in this case means a 1/10th of an inch pamphlet filled with spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and content/quotes that could have been pulled out of any Warren Buffet biography and typed up in an afternoon.The pages are too thick to be used as toilet paper and the book itself isn't big enough to prop up my wonky coffee table ( It may be for yours but I can't comment on that)
The People Vs Tech: How the Internet Is Killing Democracy (and How We Save It)
The People Vs Tech: How the Internet Is Killing Democracy (and How We Save It)
There is presently a glut of books being published on the threats to liberal democracy: post-truth demagoguery, populism, self-serving elites, identity politics, globalisation, growing inequality, etc. Bartlett’s argument is that it is digital technology, if it should continue on its current trajectory, which is one of the major culprits.

Social media is based on the model of a free service in exchange for advertising. To maximise their pay-off, adverts are ever more individually targeted, by collecting ever more data about users and analysing them with ever more sophisticated software. But the same knowledge, which increasingly outstrips our self-knowledge, can also be used to manipulate us with political messages. Driven into echo-chambers and aggressively tribal, we are undermining a crucial pillar of democracy: a common forum of debate, where a diversity of views is heard, others are respected, and compromise is possible.

As for the tech firms themselves, they are likely to gain in power. The specific characteristic of network effects (the bigger the network, the better it is) encourages the formation of monopolies – Google for searches, Facebook for social networks, Amazon for buying things, and so on. This means more than just economic power, to crush competitors or else buy them out. And it means more than money to lobby governments and influence legislation. It increasingly also means ideological power: to make people and politicians see the world as they do - with the possible result of a few companies ending up controlling the technology for a totally networked planet, an artificial intelligence platform governing everything from manufacturing to healthcare to functions of government itself – and everyone being happy with it.

Increasingly intelligent technology grows productivity. But the spoils are more likely to accrue to its owners: This will further exacerbate inequality, with a large number of low-paid workers serving a rich technology elite. Which, in turn, will lower the tax base, since the poor cannot pay tax and the rich can often avoid paying it. Such inequality, and the consequent inability to fund public services, could have grave political consequences. Many may come to conclude that liberal democracy, or even democracy itself, is incapable of solving our social problems, and opt instead for authoritarians to re-impose control. If there is the threat of illiberal democracy or worse, there is also, however, the threat of undemocratic liberty. Encryption and block-chain technology in particular have made possible currencies, markets and networks that are anonymous and beyond state control. Crypto-anarchists envision a world with no states and individuals with no social obligations; even if this extreme should not come to pass, the severe weakening of state power could lead to a dystopian breakdown of civil society.

How likely is all this? As Bartlett remarks, new technologies bring with them a set of values all of their own. The technically possible becomes the desirable, then the inevitable. Technologies do nothing less than transform culture. So it was with the information revolution brought about by the printing press, the shrinking not only of physical but also psychological space by the railways, and the building of so much of our lives around the motorcar. And all too often, technological development has outrun our ability to harness it as a means for human betterment, dominating and threatening us instead. (The H-bomb is perhaps the most egregious example.) Digital dependency is already widespread – one need only witness countless smartphone addicts – and a life off-line already next to impossible. How else now could we communicate, shop, travel, or bank?

The author ends with twenty recommendations to make digital technology serve the public good and thus give liberal democracy a chance to survive. He has written a well-informed and very timely book, one that deserves to be read by every citizen concerned with not sleep-walking into a digital disaster.

(A note on production: The cover of the paperback is a sort of rough white cardboard. After just one read, it was dirty and considerably worse for wear. I hope future print-runs will fix this problem and choose a better-suited material.)
The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)
The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)
I bought this book for a research assignment and it is a major letdown. The ration of written text to quotes is 1:2, I would estimate. This book has a lack of organization and mentions a lot about other famous celebrities, the text does not go well with the subtitles either. Much of the information irrelevant, I am highly disappointed. This tells nothing about Mark's life and its all useless information.
Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
Matthew Lieberman’s book is good: it reads well, the structure is helpful and linear for the general-interest reader while also offering some depth for the detail-oriented bookworm or specialist. However, it sometimes overstretches in its interpretation of the brain activity generated in the experiments it considers. This is a classic problem, and the fact that it is starting to be solved within the neuro-science community means that the field is less likely to end up as the phrenology of the 21st century.

Lieberman makes clear that there are brain networks primarily in charge of social, self-referential and “mind-wandering” thoughts, and other networks that take care of problem-solving and analytical thinking, and these networks are both considered in building the case for how our brains make us human.

And two things for sure make us human: the fact that you can think what the other person thinks that you think (called higher-order theory of mind, and beautifully illustrated by the rock/paper/scissors game), and that we can project ourselves into the future (called long-term planning prediction and anticipation). No other animal can go that far; and the fact that humans created culture means that we have greatly complicated the inferences we can make regarding the evolutionary advantages of specific but complex behaviours such as altruism.

This apparently “human-only” characteristic is also well considered here, and it’s worth weighing Lieberman’s hypothesis about why we tend to avoid boasting about helping others and see it as a rewarding thing in itself.

Lieberman strikes me as an honest scientist, diligently searching for answers about why we feel pain on a psychological level (the end of a relationship, the death of a parent), or why we feel rewarded by praise or when we give money to strangers.

These are not new ideas, but Lieberman, like all original researchers, asks the right questions, looks for the best experiment to do, and tries to answer in light of real neural mechanisms. Classic social scientists are afraid of his kind. He is a threat to all those dark-matter classical psychologists who either backbench from half-dead theories or perform experiments sitting in their black boxes, where the mechanisms of “how behaviour happens” appear to have nothing to do with the workings of the brain.

I might not agree with some of the concepts Lieberman crafts from his experiments, but I am pleased that he shows determination in building a mechanistic, brain-grounded account of who we are. And surely one of the uses of this book should be as a spark to think about precisely that.

Lieberman the scientist is a firm believer in the theory that we are wired to connect, or, to put it rather better, that we have evolved, through natural selection, to be social animals that thrive now in almost all “ecosystems” using the unique feature of mentalising; and that we cannot avoid thinking, and thinking what the other person is thinking…capisce? He brings the book to a courageous conclusion in his attempt to use “social brain” concepts to guide policymaking. I cannot help but applaud any bid to use scientific evidence to back decisions for learning, business or politics in general. The way we are and how we think must be taken into account when deciding the kind of society we want – and the good news is that it can be based on real research into who we are.
The Long Run & Other True Stories
The Long Run & Other True Stories
I first heard Mishka's music through Doug Stanhope, which is just as good as his writing. I went to see Stanhope at the Trocadero in Philly, and Mishka was opening. After his set, which was great, I went to take a piss. Not expecting to do anything more than use the bathroom, I ran into Mishka before I could get there. I noticed one of his tattoos was the same as mine, so I decided to talk to him...I'm so glad I did. He was very friendly and down to earth, which I thought was awesome because through my eyes he was sort of this hero of mine in a weird way, even though his music is dark and twisted, I love every one of his songs. We talked for awhile and I bought his latest CD, not realizing at the time that it wasn't supposed to released for another 6 months, and missed a better part of Stanhope's set, which was fine, I actually met one of my musical heroes. Anyway, after the show I went home and decided that I should do some research on Mishka. It turns out there's not much on the internet about him...no wiki page, no fan pages, not much at all besides his website and some stuff on Amazon, which I thought I should look into. It turns out he's not just a talented musician, but also a great writer. I've learned more about Mishka through his stories than any stupid wiki page could have told me. It helps me understand more about his music as well. Not only that I feel like I've learned a few things about myself after reading this collection of wonderful, yet disturbing tales of misery, family and the craziness of his life. I went to see him at his solo show a few months later. We talked for a while, not even really listening to the opening bands, and he was even cooler this time. He probably wouldn't recognize me if we met again but I'm so glad to have met him and had the pleasure of hearing his music and reading his stories. I would recommend all of his works to anyone, they are the genius that is Mishka Shubaly.
Elon Musk: Biography of the Mastermind Behind Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors
Elon Musk: Biography of the Mastermind Behind Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors
It appears that in an effort to rush something to publication in order to satisfy popular demand (which is more or less stated in the publisher's mission statement), all standards of good writing were entirely ignored. A high school student could have written a better essay.

A short work of literature it is. Filled with typos. A jumbled collection of facts presented in poorly written prose.

Don't waste your money or time.

If anyone comes across a good biography of Elon Musk, let me know.
Réussir.... et après (Non Fiction) (French Edition)
Réussir.... et après (Non Fiction) (French Edition)
Ce livre est intéressant. Il est écrit par Branson lui-même donc à priori il ne parle que de ce qui l'intéresse. Il est de parti pris. Mais on apprend son parcours passionnant pour quelqu'un qui n'a pas fait d'études. beaucoup de répétition .
Il vaut mieux acheter sa biographie écrite par un auteur neutre.
DK Biography: George Washington: A Photographic Story of a Life
DK Biography: George Washington: A Photographic Story of a Life
I would give it 2 stars, but does have excellent pictures, as is the custom of DK books, so I suppose it deserves a 3 overall, but no more. This is, overall, NOT a good kid's biography of George Washington.

I am a Chinese American, recently naturalized, and in preparation of homeschooling my kids I got this book with high expectations. I've always known that Washington was voted unanimously into presidency, and I want to know why - what is so great about this guy?

I finished the book and cannot tell you why. The book never explained it, except the author hints here and there that the people thought highly of Washington for no apparent reason:

"The new commander was an instant American idol...Congress voted him a gold medal and Harvard University awarded the unschooled general an honorary doctor's degree before he had commanded a single battle." (p.45)

The latest trend in historical studies appears to be an overwhelming interest in digging up dirt of previously respected figures. While slow to praise, this book is quick to point out that Washington "swore...till the leaves shook on the trees" (p.64) on one occasion according to some observer, and "Washington was known to pay slaves who volunteered to have teeth yanked out and used in his dentures." (p.80)

Is it really necessary to report that some guy heard Washington swore one time? And does it make sense to yank teeth out of people - if one needs human teeth for dentures, why not get it out of corpses?

In the end, the book makes sure you know that "Washington was no saint...no military genius, and he lost many more battles than he won." (p.115) Trust me, by the time you get to the end, your brain will not be thinking of Washington as a saint at all, so the sentence is worthless except to reveal the author's goal: to dispel any misconceptions out there that might consider Washington a saint.

The book is crummy because it messed up on page 71. I can't imagine DK making such a fatal publishing error. The last line of p.71 reads

"to surprise Cornwallis at Yorktown. Washington himself"

Washington himself what? I turned over the page and read the first line:

"Martha was there, and so were her son, Jacky."

I guess I'll never know what Washington himself did. I am a fan of DK publishing, as they always come up with top quality work, but this book is seriously shaking my faith in them. Hopefully it is an isolated incident.
Hard Rain
Hard Rain
It is what it is, "Hard Rain". Maybe messy. Maybe magnificent. Maybe messily magnificent. Despite its remastering for the "Complete Works" box set, there are still a few problems with the somewhat muddy sound, for me. On the other hand, there is definitely an ad hoc energy about it. Personally, I prefer the "Rolling Thunder Bootleg Series" from the same period, by far. This does catch an artist and a band just "going for it" in a slightly shambolic but enthusiastic manner though. It is raw and edgy and, as many have commented in the years since it was released, Dylan was going through a bit of an angry, relationship breakdown period and this undoubtedly affected his gritted teeth, committed performance. Of course, it is a vitally important album, chronologically, in Dylan's career. More so than its musical worth, probably.

It is worth noting that the tracks are taken from two concerts - Fort Collins Colorado and Fort Worth, Texas (the performances from the latter are asterisked below). So, there is not the continuity of a single show. This adds to the disorganised feel of the album. Another observation is that Dylan wore a biblical style head-dress for the Fort Collins show of the sort worn by children in nativity plays. His appearance was, intentional or not, very Messiah-like.

TRACK LISTING

1. Maggie's Farm
2. One Too Many Mornings
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again*
4. Oh Sister*
5. Lady Lady Lay*
6. Shelter From The Storm
7. You're A Big Girl Now
8. I Threw It All Away*
9. Idiot Wind

"Maggie's Farm" is rocking and ramshackle, full of unrestrained vitality. "One Too Many Mornings" is enhanced by some excellent violin from Scarlet Rivera. "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" is done vibrantly, with a catchy bass line from Rob Stoner. Dylan is on fine form, vocally, on this too, doing the wordy song justice, thankfully.

"Oh Sister" again features that lovely violin and a strong delivery from Dylan. "Lady Lady Lay" is a bit muffled, sound-wise, with a bit of background hiss. Maybe it was chucking it down at the time. "Shelter From The Storm" is given a slightly reggae-ish makeover on its verses and it positively bristles with an almost punky anger as Dylan spits and bellows out the lyrics. It is a radical re-working of the reflective number we all know from "Blood On The Tracks". It is quite visceral in places.

"You're A Big Girl Now" has a fetching guitar backing and Dylan's delivery is suitably respectful of the sombre, plaintive original. Nice piano on it too. One of the album's best interpretations. "I Threw It All Away" is the only live performance of it that I have. Unfortunately it is a slightly grating, at times, delivery of one of "Nashville Skyline"'s best songs. Dylan's voice is jarring, as is the unnecessarily clashing guitar sound. Then, of course, there is "Idiot Wind". For many, this is the definitive performance of the song. As far as I know it is the only official live cut of the track. It is certainly the only one I have. It is a snarling, incredibly wired rendition of the song, and by far the best track on the album. Not only is an irked Dylan "up for it" but the band are too. When he sings "I can't feel you anymore..." he sounds close to tears. All his raging glory, indeed.

Overall, despite its cultural importance, for me it is nowhere near his best live work. For a lot of people it is, though, and that is fair enough. I can sort of see why, but I can never get past the less-than-perfect sound.
Masked and Anonymous [Blu-ray]
Masked and Anonymous [Blu-ray]
http://knoxblogs.com/the-vanities-review/author/davidhunter/
Finding Gold on The Independent Film Channel

I just saw a film on an a television channel that specializes in Independent, off beat, didn't quite make it films. It was made in 2003 and is called Masked and Anonymous. I'd neither seen nor heard of it. It was directed, produced and written by Larry Charles, who penned the first five seasons of the Seinfield sitcom. Bob Dylan co-authored the script under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov." I have no idea why Dylan, who also was the central character and star, used a pseudonym.

According to Wikipedia the people's encyclopedia, the film was funded by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and filmed in 20 days.

Despite the the obvious low priority and short shooting schedule, here is a partial list some of actors who have commanded millions for roles they've played, who signed on to work for union scale . The current Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) daily rate, is $880; and the weekly rate is $3,280. Here are some you will probably recognize: John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, Penélope Cruz, Val Kilmer, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson, Angela Bassett, Bruce Dern, Cheech Marin, Ed Harris; Christian Slater and Fred Ward.

Let's face it, the opportunity to work with a living legend like Bob Dylan doesn't come along every day, even for stars to work for what was minimum wage to them, just to be a part of it.

Masked and Anonymous is set in an undated future world in which chaos and a dictatorial, third world type government reign. Dylan plays a washed up but legendary music icon, Jack Fate, who is obviously supposed to be Dylan himself. Fate is the estranged son of the the President/Dictator of the United States is in prison when the film begins.

Fate is sprung from prison by Uncle Sweetheart (John Goodman) -- a shady concert promoter -- to be featured in, a giant charity concert, with which the desperate promoter plans to pay off his own debts. Goodman's character is being pursued by criminal types to whom he owes a lot of money. He. has described the concert as "something that will be bigger than Woodstock."

It seems that this film is mostly a platform for Bob Dylan's music, politics and philosophy, and that's all right with me. Not an actor, the former Robert Zimmerman still manages to deliver his lines and voice-overs in an acceptable, though somewhat monotone voice and the actors working for scale seem to try no less harder than if they were starring in a film based on a Nobel Prize winning novel.

Goodman plays as the blowhard con man who will say anything to make the concert a success, is very believable; Val Kilmer gave an exceptional performance as a hippy-like prophet who loves animals and hates people; the always beautiful Jessica Lange, plays an aging former world famous actress, working as a go-between manager is superb as usual -- implementing orders from the unidentified criminal syndicate bosses through Goodmans's character, who must in turn persuade Fate to go along with the orders disguised as "requests;" Christian Slater is outstanding as a philosophical stagehand, watching and commenting on the often chaotic situation.

Last but not least, Mickey Rourke Plays, Edmund, a sort of foster brother to Dylan's character, who says to the music legend at one point: "I'm the man your father always wanted you to be."

I will not give a way any more of the rice paper thin plot or the ending. As an example of cinematic art, most critics gave it a violent thumbs down, but I'm not a cinematic critic. If you came of age in the sixties, saw Woodstock as an almost religious event -- and especially if you are a Bob Dylan fan -- you need to watch this film. I just ordered it on CD for a few dollars and I generally don't collect films or CDs. It can also be downloaded directly for immediate viewing.

This film is worth seeing, especially if you fit the criteria of an aging Dylan fan who came of age in the 1960s, or a student of the music of that era. Here are a few quotes from Masked and Anonymous:
Bob Dylan - Triplicate [LP] (Vinyl/LP)
Bob Dylan - Triplicate [LP] (Vinyl/LP)
I grew up with Dylan, and throughout his career have bought most of his albums as soon as they were released. Back in the 1960s, I would have been shocked at Dylan recording a triple album of popular crooning numbers: singers like Sinatra were definitely of my parents' generation. Time has mellowed me and I have long recognised that standards are as important part of America's musical legacy as jazz, blues, country and gospel. I love the way Dylan has taken these songs and, using that unique voice of his, made them his own. Love the instrumentation as well. Although more famous for his own compositions, Dylan is a brilliant interpreter of other people's songs, as he demonstrated on his first album back in 1962 as well as on some of the tracks on "Self Portrait" and on his two acoustic collections of traditional numbers in the 1990s. Still after this and its two predecessors I think we're ready for an album of new material.
AutoFocus Full HD Webcam 1080P with Privacy Shutter - Pro Web Camera with Dual Digital Microphone - USB Computer Camera for PC Laptop Desktop Mac Video Calling, Conferencing Skype YouTube
AutoFocus Full HD Webcam 1080P with Privacy Shutter - Pro Web Camera with Dual Digital Microphone - USB Computer Camera for PC Laptop Desktop Mac Video Calling, Conferencing Skype YouTube
Like a whole lotta people these days I found myself in quarantine with a need for a web cam. My HP laptop was equipped but I PREFERRED (didn't NEED) something better. This cam had the specs I want at an agreeable price. The ESTIMATED delivery time was a little disappointing, but I decided to take a chance. First, the delivery time changed - for the better - TWICE after I placed the order. It was finally SCHEDULED to deliver...tomorrow. So it still arrived a day early! So full marks to the folks at Amazon for that!

The first thing I tried out of the box was to thread, ever-so-gently, the included tripod onto the camera. That was a no-go. As noted in several other reviews the threads are just not a good match. I tried using a proper 35mm camera tripod and it would not thread on either. This isn't important for me because the camera is where it will be, on top of my monitor.

The adapter/brace/arm thingy, whatEVER, does a very nice job of keeping it on the top ledge of the monitor. It isn't heavy enough to even consider things like scratching the monitor and it is rubber lined anyway. So, mounting - very good. The camera is light and it is 'held' on the monitor by GRAVITY. So keeping this in mind, it's not going anywhere under normal use. It MAY get brushed off the monitor if someone is dusting carelessly around it.

The camera is in a ball and socket mount. It moves easily, but not so easily that it will 'flop' around. If it's not level (or the monitor isn't) it's easy to adjust the camera in it's mount slightly to get it "right". This also applies to centering the subject (you most likely) in the middle of the frame.

I plugged it into a USB port and fired up the WinX Camera app. I saw the camera light up and the next thing I saw was me - on screen. There ARE focus and brightness adjustments under advanced settings but neither was necessary. I had three desk lamps and overhead lighting on and I was very well lit.

I tried snapping a still of myself and it did a very nice job @ 1920 x 1080.

It arrived just in time for a WebEx video teleconference and when I joined, there I was. It used it's own internal mic to pick up my voice and used my Soundsticks to play audio from other meeting participants. IE, it worked right the first time with no settings or tinkering. It is truly plug and play. The sliding lens cover was an important (for me) included option and it works like the camera - as it should and easily.

I have no reasons for any criticisms - on day 1. I would recommend both the camera and vendor highly.
Samsung Galaxy A20s A207M/DS, 32GB/3GB RAM Dual SIM 6.5''HD+ Snapdragon 450, Factory Unlocked (International Version) - (Red)
Samsung Galaxy A20s A207M/DS, 32GB/3GB RAM Dual SIM 6.5''HD+ Snapdragon 450, Factory Unlocked (International Version) - (Red)
Si le cargas la mano con apps y demás, si le cuesta trabajo al procesador, se hace lento vaya, un par de veces se ha trabado; haces limpieza de cache y apps y trabaja muy bien. Puedes escoger de qué SIM hacer/enviar llamadas/mensajes, o uso de datos. Puedes recibir llamadas en ambas SIM (números) sin necesidad de brincar de uno a otro (como algunos modelos antes se tenía que hacer). Tener apps gemelas como con WhatsApp te deja tener el mismo para ambas lineas. En general es muy buen teléfono para el costo del mismo. Diseño atractivo y se siente bien en relación a textura y peso.
Floral Find Women's Long Sleeve Leopard Color Block Tunic Comfy Stripe Round Neck T Shirt Tops
Floral Find Women's Long Sleeve Leopard Color Block Tunic Comfy Stripe Round Neck T Shirt Tops
I ordered a medium which is true to size. It fits a little loose but that's how I wanted it to fit...not tight. I am 5'9" and 145lbs. I've washed this shirt twice and no issues with stitching unraveling, fading or shrinking. I air dry the shirt. The shirt covers the bum area if you wanted to wear with leggings. I prefer to wear it with jeans. I did noticed the seam at the neck did not match or align with the other seam and that is why I gave it 4 stars vs. 5 stars. Not too noticeable but definitely there. See photo. I doubt anyone would notice it while one is wearing the shirt. I would still recommend purchasing the shirt if the lack of matching seam doesn't bother you.
24 Season 7
24 Season 7
Season 7 was the first season back after a near 2 year hiatus of '24' being off our screens due to the writer's strike of the time. Before I start on Season 7 I'd like to mention that people say Season 6 was one of the worst seasons of 24, but I simply don't see it, personally I think Season 8 the final season was the worst of 24 in my honest opinion - as most final seasons of tv shows are - but to this show's credit, and it deserves a lot of praise for this, no matter what I think of the last two seasons compared to seasons 1-6 the show itself was never at any point anything less than phenomenal with a pure entertainment value that many a show fail to reach. So when I say the last 2 seasons weren't as good I am of course comparing it directly to it's own award winning material at it's very best. 24 has always been simply on another level of immersion and intensity. The show is extremely addictive.

Season 7 opens up with Jack Bauer having returned to America to face charges in Washington DC of among other things the violation of human rights while in the line of duty, at which point as the hearing is about to begin Bauer is granted temporary leave due to his assistance being required by the FBI to which Jack reluctantly agrees to help when a shocking revelation is uncovered at the FBI headquarters which explains the FBI's need for Jack Bauer specifically. The threat on this day to start with is what's called a CIP device which is used to breach the United States firewall security which controls everything from street lights to air traffic control electronics, as well as many other critical infrastructure control. And terrorists have this device. There's a heck of a lot more to it than this of course this is simply the first act of a 3 act season essentially. There are 24 episodes in the season, each episode is 1 hour of the day told in real time. Hence the name '24'.

This blu ray release is pretty good. The picture quality while not the best I've ever seen certainly isn't bad at all. The sound quality on the other hand more than makes up for it, every episode in glorious DTS Master HD! And it sounds as good as it suggests let me tell you. Especially if you have an audio setup in your home capable of keeping up with it.

Picture quality - 7/10:

Not bad at all, but I've seen a lot better from the format.

Audio quality - 10/10:

Simply stunning, especially on this show. If you've only heard 24 on the television broadcast you do not know what you're missing out on with the hd master track on blu ray. Unreal.

Extra features - 7/10:

Standard fare here, there's quite a lot of audio commentaries which is great and there's a couple other bonus features like a Making Of and Music Of 24, reason I give it 7/10 is because there's no audio commentary here from Kiefer Sutherland who plays Jack Bauer and there's a lot of recycling going on with some cast & crew appearing on different episodes commentaries in particular is Annie Wershching who plays FBI agent Renee Walker she's on a lot of the commentary tracks if not most of them.

Packaging - 9/10:

Nice packaging, well made. Discs press out easily enough and are well labelled and placed. I'm especially pleased with the outer slip case that the box set case resides in as sometimes these can be a nightmare to slide out again. Not here the casing slides in and out with ease which is always good.

Ultimately is 24 Season 7 worth your £40 ? From a show quality standpoint it's a definite yes. From a blu ray complete package perspective it's also a sure fire yes given the standout audio which apart from the show itself is the standout jewell in this blu ray's crown for sure. This blu ray 24: Season 7 box set comes as very highly recommended to absolutely anybody, both fans of the show and first time chancers alike. Though honestly first timers I'd advise to start with the Season 1 DVD first as it's cheaper and introduces you to the show.
Unicorns Sparkle & Shine! Coloring and Activity Book
Unicorns Sparkle & Shine! Coloring and Activity Book
I bought this for my 4-yr-old granddaughter’s stocking but the paper quality is so cheap that it’s only good enough for crayons and she’s graduated to pencil crayons now. I’m very disappointed as I’ll have to buy a different colouring book for her. The drawings are cute but the paper quality completely ruins it. If you’re looking for a colouring book for a 3 yr old you might be okay but then the word games are useless so really - why not charge a couple of dollars more for it and print it on decent paper?
Marvel Captain America Mens Socks Costume Stars And Stripes Crew Sock 1 Pair
Marvel Captain America Mens Socks Costume Stars And Stripes Crew Sock 1 Pair
They're really a good pair of socks, as socks go.
I included a picture. I think it's clear the one on the left is the brand new pair, and the one on the right is the old pair. As you can tell from the picture these held up well with regular use. They got a lot of use, actually because they're really good socks. I've got a number of knee high and midcalf socks and spend a lot of time yanking my socks up during the day if I don't use sock glue (which can be a pain in the ass to use). These socks stay up without help, they're not uncomfortable, the design stayed nice despite it all. Honestly, the first pair were so good when they got a hole in the heel, i went looking for a second pair to replace them.

I could not recommend them more. I'd like to, but it's just not possible.
Wild Kratts Season 8
Wild Kratts Season 8
My kids can't get enough of Wild Kratts. I debated giving it 4 stars or just 3. I think it's pretty awful that Amazon charges you for 10 different seasons when there are really on 4 seasons of the show. I feel like they take advantage here a LOT!!! The show, however is great. My kids have learned TONS and I have learned almost as much as they have. It's an amazing show, but unfortunate that Amazon takes advantage of a great PBS show by breaking up 4 seasons into 10 that you have to purchase.
Death Wish
Death Wish
Set up is the same as in the Bronson original, but, in Chicago, not NY. The brutality of the family attack is not on screen, which I credit to Eli Roth the director. Bruce Willis plays the part well and he understates it to his credit. When the police have no clue, he decides to do something and gets himself into the lower end of society, from where he comes from as a doctor, only sees it through the Hospital ER. The debate of whether it is right or wrong is a distraction, wasn't necessary in my opinion. Remember, back in the 1970's in NY, crime was out of control and no matter what the politicians boast of safe cities now, watch the news and tell me it's not similar. Bruce's John McClain character only really comes out in the end, again to his credit. He is emotional and is true to his convictions that he is only doing this because no one else can, even though he is starting to spiral into personal chaos. See it, but don't expect a sloppy Bronson remake which by the way was the talk of the town back then.
Rumic World Trilogy (Volume 3)
Rumic World Trilogy (Volume 3)
This book is really very funny,intamate,and charming.I've heard great things about Rumiko Takahashi,and it's all true(unless the few of us without brains havn't guessed yet,this is the first book of hers I've bought.might I also add that I have no brain either^_^)Well,if you're still not convinced,I'll anilize it,k? 1.'Wedded Bliss'.In this first story a young married couple find out the joy of a good fight to relieve stress,much to the dissapointment of their neighbors.When they try to stop,or get evicted, it's the worst possible thing in the world.I really liked this one,because let's face it,it was just plain hilarious. 2.'That Darn Cat'.This is a little bit of Ms.Takahashi's own life when she is asked to look after a cat.Very funny. 3.'Cry For Help'.The laughs keep rolling in in this third story about a boy who cries louder than the explosion of an a-bomb when he's in trouble. With a little help(or is it?)from an alien he fends off his enemies. 4.'War Council'.Ever wonder what'd happen if three student cuncils were battling for right to plan the school's budget?Well,wonder no more.This entertaining tale will keep you laughing even after you're done reading it. 5.'When My Eyes Got Wings'.Unlike the other stoies, this one is more serious.Ii's about a sick little boy who falls in love with a Junior High girl.But this is no ordinary boy,which makes for a beautifully written story.This is one that makes the whole thing buying. 6.'Sleep And Forget'.Another wonderfully serious story(personally I like the serious ones better). I can't explain it other than to say that it has a little bit of horror,an intruiging plot,and is a love story.Yet another one that ultimately makes this worthwhile. 7.'The Face Pack'.This last story lets you down on a light note.It's about these kids who are into wearing masks,even in public.But they soon learn that masks are only used for entertainment,not for your own ends. That's it!Buy this book,you'll love it!I know I did.
American Metalcraft 4016 39.5" Aluminum Pizza Peel with 19" Wood Handle, 16" x 18" Extra Large Blade
American Metalcraft 4016 39.5" Aluminum Pizza Peel with 19" Wood Handle, 16" x 18" Extra Large Blade
This peel works very well, and was a fantastic price. I love mine and will be measuring my parents outdoor stone pizza oven to see if it will fit through the door of theirs so I can gift them one as well since they are constantly throwing pizza parties and even with their 3 current peels it seems that at times either the baker (my dad) is waiting for a raw pizza from the assembler (my stepmom) or the assembler is waiting for a peel. While their wood pizza peels are nice looking I hear too much cursing at certain points during the pizza retrieval process to let this continue. From what I've read around it seems that wood peels are best for getting pizzas into the oven since they have better release and steel peels are better for retrieving the pizzas as they are typically thinner, have a larger peel size, and have a longer handle.
I do have to mention that even though I pulled out a measuring tape to get an idea of the measurements before ordering this peel was larger than I was expecting. It was delivered to me when my opposite set of parents was visiting (mom and stepdad) and they were laughing at the size of the box and when I pulled out the peel they initially though it was a gigantic metal spatula. Even though the peel is very large it works for my relatively small apartment kitchen, I just need to keep the counters a bit clearer than normal. So far I have had no release problems with this peel and the long length has kept my knuckles scorch free. Also, small children (and pizza naive adults) will easily believe this is a gigantic spatula and you will get a lot of funny looks and giggles.
Bino 83412 Pizza for Slicing, Size-20.5 x 3.5 x 20.5 cm, Multicolour
Bino 83412 Pizza for Slicing, Size-20.5 x 3.5 x 20.5 cm, Multicolour
Da mein Patenkind zum Geburtstag eine Kinderküche geschenkt bekommen hat, wollte ich das passende Spielzeug dazu beisteuern. Ich habe die Pizza in den Amazon Warehouse Deals für weniger als 10€ erstanden und bin von der Qualität positiv überrascht, aber dazu weiter unten mehr.

Geliefert wurde die Pizza aus Holz direkt einen Tag nach der Bestellung und sie kam sicher verpackt bei mir zu Hause an. Ich habe den Karton dann direkt geöffnet, um zu schauen, ob die Zutaten groß genug sind, damit sich mein Patenkind (2,5 Jahre) nicht daran verschlucken kann. Der erste Eindruck könnte nicht besser sein, denn jedes einzelne Zutaten-Plättchen ist noch einmal extra in Papier gewickelt, damit während des Transports kein Lack absplittern kann. Auch sind sie ausreichend groß und mein Patenkind hat bisher noch nie versucht solch ein Plättchen in den Mund zu nehmen. Neben den Zutaten befinden sich noch Pizza inkl. Teller, ein Pizza-Roller und ein Pizza-Messer in dem Paket. Für die kleine Pizzabäckerin in Spe ist also alles dabei. Die einzelnen Stücke sind durch einen Klettverschluss miteinander verbunden, lassen sich mit etwas Übung aber auch einfach trennen.

Mein Patenkind hat bisher auf jeden Fall super viel Spaß und es wird jedes Mal eine Pizza gebacken, wenn sie mit der Kinderküche spielt. An der Qualität der einzelnen Teile gibt es nichts auszusetzen und die Extra-Zutaten runden den guten Gesamteindruck ab.
Eureka Season 1
Eureka Season 1
In the UK it used the title ' A Town Called Eureka ' and Season three is now in Production.

Take it from me there is several large websites with Podcasts etc etc + of course the Season 1 DVD comes with ' ten Hours ' of Bonus material.

If you are into the ' X Files ' or ' Taken ' then you will love ' EUReKA '

once you buy into the concept { see below } you will be hooked .

A (CONFIDENTIAL) TOWN HISTORY

As World War II came to a close with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the impact that science and technology would have on the continued security of our world became catastrophically apparent. America nearly lost the race to build the atomic bomb; it could not risk such a close call again.

With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America's most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation's greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment.

The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America's small towns -- with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven't been classified "eyes only" by the Pentagon.

Thus, the town of Eureka was born. But for all its familiar, small-town trappings, things in this secret hamlet are anything but ordinary. The stereotype of the absent-minded professor exists for a reason, and most of the quantum leaps in science and technology during the past 50 years were produced by Eureka's elite researchers. Unfortunately, scientific exploration is rarely what one expects, and years of experiments gone awry have yielded some peculiar by-products.

From unrequited love to professional jealousy, from addiction to depression, the problems of Eureka's townsfolk stem from life's myriad of everyday challenges. But with the population's unique talents, troubled psyches and limitless resources, these small-town concerns have a way of becoming big-time problems. It is at that intersection, where human frailty and super-science collide, that Eureka begins
Pawn Stars Volume 6
Pawn Stars Volume 6
I enjoy this show thought I must admit that at first I thought it was a goofy idea. But Pawn Stars has caught our attention and enthusiasm to the point my wife has added stopping in to see the guys to her "bucket list." The show is formulaic and simple yet as Rick says during the opening, you never know what's coming through the door. What makes it is the interaction between the four men -- Rick, Corey, the "old Man" and Chumlee -- as well as the insight provided by the pool of experts drawn in to examine weapons, art, rare books and other historic objects. Plus Rick has an excellent education and explains the history of whatever item catches his fancy. Excellent and engaging.
You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children
You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children
I ordered this book used in Good Condition as a gag gift for my fiance's 40th birthday. The description made it seem like a funny story poking fun at the aches and pains of growing older and the prospect of being sent off to a retirement home. When it arrived, I was immediately disappointed. I read through the book with my 12 year old before I intended to wrap it, but neither of us were laughing at the story. It basically follows the story of one man who goes to the doctor and keeps getting referred to different providers for different tests and being given various prescriptions for the multitude of ailments supposedly related to old age. These visits are interspersed with scenes of the man sitting in a waiting room talking to a fish in the office's fish tank. The cadence of text on each page does not always rhyme or feel like what you'd typically expect of a Seuss book, and the attempted humor often falls flat. I was also very disappointed with the condition of the book I received. The description listed the book as being in good condition with minor wear around pages and binding from previous readings, and as having the dust jacket intact. What I received was a dust jacket with a large, obvious sun-fade line across the top front cover from where it previously sat with some smaller object in front of it in direct sunlight for an extended period of time. This didn't concern me at first, as I may have removed the cover before gifting, but it had affected the front cover underneath as well. To make matters worse, the first page when the book was opened had a large hand-written inscription, in pen, from a previous gift-giver to a previous owner. I debated tearing the page out, but it would have ruined the title page that followed. I went back to check the description of my order to see if I had missed something, but nowhere did it state that even small markings, notes, or highlighted text would be present. A bit disgusted overall, I returned the book and decided against giving the gift at all.
Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss Season 2
Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss Season 2
From a preschool perspective, this series is superb. The songs are catchy, the stories are fun, but most of all, The Cat in the Hat is so entertaining. My 3 year old can't get enough! From an adult perspective, this series is also superb. The Cat is so likeable, you'll be hooked, too. Like many Henson productions, the Wubbulous World is aware that adults are watching too, but it lacks the pop references that are often present and detract from the focus on children. This isn't just muppets,it is Dr. Seuss come to life!
In this volume, the Cat in the Hat builds, with much enthusiasm, a door-a-matic. There's help from the little cats and scepticism from Lester the bird (the Cat's foil in all these stories). What was key for me was that he invents just for the sake of the challenge, offering a positive message of being creative just of the sake of creativity. The enthusiasm for life and creativity that defines the Cat in the Hat in these videos makes me want to keep him around the house!
El Gato Ensombrerado (The Cat in the Hat Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R))
El Gato Ensombrerado (The Cat in the Hat Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R))
This is a gift for my niece and I loved how well drafted was in spanish, everything makes good sense. As a cat lover myself, and also a book worm, I loved to read it. My niece is a 5 year old cat lover and she es eager to learn how to write and read. I'm sure she will love her first book ever and will read it over and over.

I think I will get her a full collection of Dr. Seuss from now on.
The Heart's Victory
The Heart's Victory
Foxy has been in love with Lance since she was 14. She followed him around on the race circuit while her brother drove race cars. Lance chased her off with some mean, hurtful words when she was 16. Now, many years later, she is a grown woman and a photographer. She once again runs into Lance. She still hates him, but can't seem to keep from 'bumping' into him because he makes sure it happens., They were in love with each other all those years ago, but just hadn't realized it. They are still in love with each other, and both, are desperately trying to avoid it. They end up married, but it is not wedded bliss. These two fire and ice characters are enjoyable and entertaining. A good, light romance involving the race car circuit.
Purgatory: A Prison Diary Volume 2
Purgatory: A Prison Diary Volume 2
Didn’t know what to expect, but as it’s often said, couldn’t put it down. Was really surprised how Archer accepted his sentence, and decided to get on with it. He started using his time with a punishing regime of 2 hour slots to write a new book, and edit his first edition of the prison diaries. At no time does he moan or grumble about his sentence, except the unfounded allegation that he had misappropriated the Kurdish fund he had helped the RedCross to run, he reports prison life in minutiae and it’s certainly no cushy life. I ended up admiring the way he adapted and decided to read the 3 rd volume after this one. Whilst reading this volume, I looked up other sentences given to other people and felt Archers sentence was severe, any preconceived ideas I had about this man , i thought, good for you, also it describes prison life in a way different to what’s often published . Its not a “cushy “ life, it’s mind boring, the sentence is the punishement and it’s grim,
The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends
The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends
The Inklings has already achieved renown as a classic study of the literary fraternity centered around J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. For those who already know something of these authors, it is the rare perspicacious look into the lives and careers of these three men. However, for those not well acquainted, the caricatures of Tolkien and Lewis that developed as a result of their celebrated writings need to be dispelled before seeing why reading the Inklings is worthwhile.

Tolkien was not merely the author of popular children’s stories. He was also a master of ancient Germanic languages and lore, an important interpreter of Beowulf and a devout Roman Catholic. In fact, he viewed his fiction as a method of providing young readers with a mythology that could serve as a propaedeutic to Christianity. His genius was of an almost unparalleled level. He and his sons would go for walks in the woods where they would play chess by remembering where all the pieces were in their mind.

Lewis was no slouch by comparison. He wrote his Narnia series as an allegory of the Christian narrative. He wrote volumes upon volumes of Christian apologetics. And he was a masterful professor of English literature at both Oxford and Cambridge. His examinations of undergraduates were legendary for the clear thinking and well reasoned arguments he demanded of his students.

These figures really should be regarded as towering intellects of the twentieth century. Because of the decline in interest in the humanities their truly groundbreaking contributions to humankind are not fully recognized. But hopefully, as their writing stands the test of time and the liberal arts awaken from their identity obsessed slumber, they’ll be reestablished as the giants of intellect they truly were.
Der Mahdi: Reiseerzählung Im Lande des Mahdi II, Band 17 der Gesammelten Werke (Karl Mays Gesammelte Werke) (German Edition)
Der Mahdi: Reiseerzählung Im Lande des Mahdi II, Band 17 der Gesammelten Werke (Karl Mays Gesammelte Werke) (German Edition)
Karl May steht für spannende historische Abenteuerromane. Als er sie schrieb waren sie noch weniger historisch, sondern wie Reiseromane verfasst. Inzwischen handelt es sich um Romane, die zugleich in frühere Zeiten entführen. Dabei ist es auch heute noch von der Sprache so zu lesen, als wäre es erst frisch geschrieben (Rechtschreibung wurde angepasst). Gehört seit langer Zeit zum allberbesten, was dieses Genre zu bieten hat und wird auch so bleiben. Genauestens gestaltete Geschichten mit interessanten Charakteren. Besonders schön: Das Gute erweist sich letztlich als das stärkere. Karl Mays Hauptfigur ist von positiver optimistischer Einstellung, natürlich auch klug und sehr befähigt, aber dennoch ein Mensch. Ein Mensch geprägt von christlicher Nächstenliebe. Beim Lesen also auch erbauend.
Astral Rassler 2.0 Outdoor Minimalist Shoes, Grippy and Lightweight, Made for Whitewater, Canyoneering, Fly Fishing, and Travel
Astral Rassler 2.0 Outdoor Minimalist Shoes, Grippy and Lightweight, Made for Whitewater, Canyoneering, Fly Fishing, and Travel
Lightweight. Nice material & comfort ache support. Ordered a 8.5 women's/7.5 men's since these are unisex for outdoor trekking adventures. Perfect for mossy rocks in Creek crossings like Yosemite or Yellow Stone National Park. Highly recommend pairing with short thin waterproof socks just because im a sock wearing believer. Love the information printed on inside of box..I ordered the grey and really like the modern look of theses Astral Rasslers 2.0. My dislike is the shoe laces thickness I would have preferred a flat shoe laces instead of the round. However overall perfect for my nerdy needs.
Punto crítico (Spanish Edition)
Punto crítico (Spanish Edition)
A la gente del mundillo de la aviaciñon les va a gustar mucho. Quizá para los que no esten familiarizados no les puede resultar un poco pesado. Eso si, los entendidos observaran que la traducción de algunos términos técnicos es muy mala
Die Puppe Mirabell. by Astrid Lindgren (2003-02-01)
Die Puppe Mirabell. by Astrid Lindgren (2003-02-01)
Hier wird das Natürliche mit dem Surrealen verflochten, für Kinder und Eltern ein toller Spass.
Die Puppe Mirabell wächst aus einem Samenkorn, das die oft einsame aber neugierige Britta als Geschenk von einem Unbekannten erhalten hatte. Dabei wird der Bogen aus Spannung, Phantasie und Gefühl so feinfühlig und emphatisch gespannt, wie nur Astrid Lindgren dies vermag.
Bleach 32 (Spanish Edition)
Bleach 32 (Spanish Edition)
Edición mediocre, buena ortografía, sin páginas a color a pesar que en la versión japonesas las hay, tapas muy blandas, porte de las hojas menor al normal, hay cortes de 1 cm por lado que no aparecen en esta versión, las hojas y su calidad son discutibles, parece papel reciclado. Si no saben inglés es la única versión para ustedes, en caso de que se manejen en otro idioma les recomiendo la versión de viz media, ojo que si van por viz media compren la edición normal por tomos, que la 3-1 trae unas hojas muy delgadas y no vale la pena.
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Clifford: Clifford's Busy Week
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Clifford: Clifford's Busy Week
クリフォードのシリーズは数十冊持っていますが、この本の彼の表情のかわいさといったら半端ないです。特に最後の方、がっかりした後のびっくり顔!!大切な鼠のおもちゃを、先週行った場所を順に探して回るストーリーなので、過去形や場所の名前、曜日などが自然と学べます。子どもたちよりも私が一番はまってるかも…。最後はハッピーエンドなので癒されます。何度読んでも、いつでも読んでもいいように家にあったら幸せな絵本です。
Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween
Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween
Another fantastic book from David Biedrzycki!!!

Our love for David Biedrzycki books started when my son met Mr. Biedrzycki a couple of years ago when he came to visit my son's school. He told the kids his story and showed them some of his early drawings that lead him to what he does today. He also talked about how he came up with the ideas of some of his most loved characters (dragon, lacewing, etc). This author was one of the reasons my son has such a love for drawing!

This new book is the continued story of the adventures of a little boy and his pet dragon at Halloween time. The story is great and the illustrations are fun, too!

Whenever a new David Biedrzycki comes out, we'll be adding it to our library!
Jojo's - Golden Wind T05 (Jojo's - Golden Wind (5)) (French Edition)
Jojo's - Golden Wind T05 (Jojo's - Golden Wind (5)) (French Edition)
Que l'on soit bien d'accord, Jojo's est un manga absolument super. Je viens de recevoir les volumes 4, 5 et 6 de Golden Wind et ma déception vient du fait qu'il y avait un énorme coup de cutter sur la jaquette. Messieurs Dames d'Amazon, lorsque vous recevez des livres, évitez d'ouvrir vos paquets avec des cutters. Il faut vraiment être…… pour faire ça. Merci
Journeyman: A Novel
Journeyman: A Novel
Written with difficulty and poorly received by critics upon release in 1938, 'Journeyman' directly followed Caldwell's two highly successful masterpieces, 'Tobacco Road' and 'God's Little Acre.' While less overtly funny than 'Tobacco Road' and less moving than 'God's Little Acre,' 'Journeyman' remains a small, tightly controlled masterpiece well in keeping with its more famous predecessors, and is no more shocking than either.

A stranger arrives in the hot, sleepy, Georgia agricultural community of Rocky Comfort, driving up to Clay Horey's farm in a dying automobile, the sound of grinding gears and a cloud of billowing black smoke announcing his arrival. Clay, as easily molded and manipulated as his name suggests, isn't sure whether he sees a man emerging from the car or not, and briefly believes he's hallucinating. Buzzards are "soaring motionless overhead," and bluejays sweep from the woods in a flurry "as if they've discovered a snake in a tree." For a moment, the natural laws of the physical world have been suspended and oddly skewed. Clay's visitor is preacher Semon Dye (Semon/Die = Life/Death?), an apparently down on his luck wayfarer in dirty black clothing and a face charred brown from the smoke.

Through the use of blatant but nonetheless effective and smartly executed symbolism, Caldwell makes it quite clear what sort of spiritual being Semon Dye is. He tells Clay he "feels horny," and intimidates Clay into action by jabbing at him repeatedly with a pitchfork. Readers will quickly notice that Semon is the prototype of Harry Powell, the preacher played by Robert Mitchum in the 1955 film 'Night Of The Hunter.' Semon, "about 50" and nothing less than 6 feet 8 inches tall, is also a magnetically sexual predator and personality, using his continuously evident "huge stiff thumb" to stab Clay between the ribs (a metaphorical act of 'sticking it to him,' as he soon will), and attracting women "like flocks of sheep."

"He's the potentest thing," says 15 year-old child bride Dene more than once, to Clay's chagrin.

Semon sets about seducing everyone he meets literally or figuratively, quietly taking over gullible, torpid Clay's farm and life one piece at a time. Even when one male character says he'd "like to blow Semon's brains out," he also admits momentarily that he misses Dye's presence and being "tickled" by both his big stiff thumb and company. One woman, though just violently pistol whipped into unconsciousness by the preacher, nonetheless agrees to travel with him the following week.

But Rocky Comfort is already in a fallen state before Semon arrives. The only local church has been converted into a guano shed; Clay is married to current wife and teenager Dene, but hasn't divorced his previous and fourth wife, Lorene Horey, who appears in town uninvited and who literally acts out her surname by settling happily down to a life of prostitution; Clay's only child, uncontrollable 6 year -old Vearl, is living with a syphilis infection he inexplicably contracted in his fourth year; Lorene, one of the stronger personalities in the book, constantly harasses Clay or Susan to take her son Vearl to a doctor for treatment, but doesn't lift a finger to do so herself; and Clay, though he's had a bottle of medicine for the boy for two years, has yet to give Vearl even a spoonful.

In an original, hilarious, and daring scene, Caldwell has Clay, Semon, and neighbor Tom lightly fighting over and becoming addicted to peeping through a "slit" in the back wall of Tom's cowshed at the barbed wire fence and beautiful, lush woodland stretching beyond it. This slit, "the [word deleted--ed.] little slit I ever saw in all my life," as Tom calls it, presents an opportunity for the characters not only to peer directly into nature's sprawling, all encompassing vulva, but to simultaneously glimpse through it the only pure, untouchable, incorruptible world they'll ever know, that which exists forever beyond the 'barbed wire fence' of their own animal state of lust and gross stupidity.

Passing a neighborly jug of 'corn' whiskey, the three briefly fall into a state of peace and understanding with one another. Even while competing and tricking one another for access to the hole, they spontaneously empathize with each other's need to peer through it again and again. The unfallen, Eden-like natural world they see on the other side, but which is directly perceivable only through the magic slit, is a vision of paradise that briefly unites them. Thus the male gaze meets nature's maw at eye level, with happy results for all.

When Semon clamorously preaches to the community in the local school house at night, his true nature manifests again not only in his rage but in the sudden appearance of the black flies, June bugs, mud daubers, wasps and biting red ants that swarm into the building.

Ostensibly attempting to raise the population spiritually by forcing them to admit and reject their sins and torrid natures, Semon finally reduces the assembly by torchlight to sweating, barely clothed, hysterically orgasmic serpents, slithering on their stomachs, speaking gibberish, and twining themselves around one another and around the desks meant for presumably innocent school children. Only prostitute and sexual sophisticate Lorene, "the biggest sinner" in Semon's eyes, consciously rejects the preacher's spell, sitting in the back of the room in horrified, disgusted, but unconverted astonishment.

'Journeyman' appears to be about man's casual indifference at grasping and preventing the pitfalls of cause and effect, and about his inability to learn the lesson of even his most frightful, painful, and harrowing experiences. Its 'religious' theme was taken too literally at the time of its initial publication; today's readers should beware of making the same mistake, especially because Semon is only a self-appointed and ostensible man of God.

Caldwell's material here, however, remains timeless, and none of the struggle he had in the writing of the book is apparent. Seamless like the best of his work, 'Journeyman' is a pleasurable page turner, coarse and wise by turns.
Nearly Nero: The Adventures of Claudius Lyon, the Man Who Would Be Wolfe
Nearly Nero: The Adventures of Claudius Lyon, the Man Who Would Be Wolfe
I am one of those Rex Stout fans who even had a cat named "Nero." I didn't know what to expect with this book, but I'm a sucker for anything to do with Nero Wolfe even when it isn't 100% faithful to the original. This is a book of short, entertaining stories about a porky little Wolfe wannabee. Claudius Lyons has enough money to create a life that badly mimics Nero Wolfe's world (think weird fan-boy at a Comic Con convention... LOL). He drinks soda instead of beer and tries to grow tomatoes instead of orchids, as just two examples of deviations from Wolfe's world. Clarence Lyons offers independent "investigations" with the help of a slightly shady sidekick who's happy to play Lyons' Archie Goodwin as an alternative to jail. There are a few other characters who mimic people in the Wolfe books, and we are told the "real" Wolfe is un-amused by Claudius Lyons' activities! The reader will enjoy discovering this quirky, odd little man's intelligence in this fun collection of stories. I'd recommend reading the forward to the collection too, since it contains an interesting introduction to Rex Stout's world and how the author got into writing the book.
Harry Potter RON Gryffindor Friends Soft Doll
Harry Potter RON Gryffindor Friends Soft Doll
My little Wizard could not be happier Ron is one of his favourite characters. He comes everywhere with us even shopping, my son also plays with him more than twice a day. He really loves this doll. He is made really well, they should last a lifetime.
Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Plush
Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Plush
This lil plush posable guy is absolutely adorable!! Out daughter grew up with the Harry Potter books & movies as they came out & even in her 20's still adores the story & creatures. So as a "stocking stuffer" surprise we got her this this year & she just cracked up laughing when she saw him! She loves that it's posable but the fact that it's so we'll made she says will hold up for years. She was thrilled with the surprise. Definitely recommend purchasing for those die~hard Harry Potter world fans!
Harry Potter Hogwarts Lanyard with Metal Charm ID Card Holder and Collectible Sticker
Harry Potter Hogwarts Lanyard with Metal Charm ID Card Holder and Collectible Sticker
I ordered these last minute for my daughter’s birthday trip to Universal (her letter arrived and it was time for Hogwarts). Usually at Orlando area Theme Parks I would save a purchase like this for on ground- more expensive I know- but a useful souvenir, so no need for other souvenirs. I decided to get these simply because we hadn’t done Universal yet and I knew we would need lanyards for our tickets (no bands here)- and I wanted to save souvenir money for Hogwarts necessities. Such a great advanced purchase! For the price of one on ground I got 2 that were unique from what everyone else was buying and yet didn’t look like a knock off. We were asked all over where we got our lanyards. Quick tip if you have express passes and multiple park per day passes- fold them or place them so the bar code of one is facing out on one side and the bar code of the other is facing out the other- they will be scannable though the plastic- keeping them safe from water and grime and such. I even had enough room for some cash, my id and a card folded between my passes; so I never took a wallet in the parks. My daughter’s plastic unfortunately was ripped by her wand- but we easily replaced it with a new plastic id sleeve sold at a merch cart.
I will be buying a few more just in case we ever loose one because they are so perfect for a Universal Trip
Silver Buffalo HP031P2 Harry Potter Movie 1-8 House Crests with Checkers Pint Glass Set, 4-Pack
Silver Buffalo HP031P2 Harry Potter Movie 1-8 House Crests with Checkers Pint Glass Set, 4-Pack
I've been enjoying these glasses; however, it's been less than a month and two have broken already. The first one broke in a mysterious way. It was sitting on a coaster near me and I heard a sound. I looked over and the glass had gotten a large crack in it. It was strange because I don't remember a strong difference in temperature between the liquid in the glass and the glass.

Today, unloading the dishwasher, another glass presented itself in a broken state. So I figured I should write a review so that others know that these glasses are a bit fragile. Maybe it's because I sometimes stir drink mixes in it with a spoon and the small taps weaken the glass? Who knows.

Otherwise, the glasses look cool.
The Deathworld Trilogy (Book Club Edition)
The Deathworld Trilogy (Book Club Edition)
Although I've read S-f avidly for 55 years and built up a choice collection, it surprisingly took this long for me to discover and enjoy Harrison's 'Deathworld' trilogy. Though published in 1960, to my delight, it is classic space opera in the 1940s-50s style and tradition . Here are the expected rayguns, telepathic jungles, fly by your pants spaceships, and clash of advanced technological and primitive cultures. Deadly dangers and reversals of fortune fly thick and fast. The hero, Jason dinAlt, is a gambler, adventurer and instinctive cultural anthropologist who needs every ounce of his wits to survive. He's a Flash Gordon with a lot more brains. The three deathworlds with their dysfunctional cultures are beautifully brought to life. Warning: Harrison generates a lot of satire from the clash of highly intelligent hero with foolishly moribund native tribes and individual antagonists. It's easy and fun reading, with nostalgia mixed in for me. I won't go into plot details. Get it and return to those wonderful days of pulp-fiction!
Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, Magical Rainbow Unicorn
Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, Magical Rainbow Unicorn
Parfait pour garder le lait froid dans le lunch ou pour mon 3 ans qui laisse traîner son verre partout dans la maison dans la journée.

J'en ai plusieurs, je mets toutes les parties au lave-vaisselle et encore beaux après 1 an d'utilisation à toutes les semaines.

J'aime qu'on puisse acheter des pailles de rechange.
Wood Gavel and Round Block Set for Lawyer, Student, Judge, Auction Sale, Teaching Meetings, Unique Craft Gifts Toys #81282
Wood Gavel and Round Block Set for Lawyer, Student, Judge, Auction Sale, Teaching Meetings, Unique Craft Gifts Toys #81282
The sound when I hit the gavel onto the block has a higher pitch than I thought it would have, and I am not particularly keen to it. The block also gets scratched very easily, so I would suggest keeping it in a baggie or box when not in use or when transporting it. Pics provided. These were the reasons for removing a star. The product is sturdy and is very well made otherwise. I bought this for my organizational meetings as the president of a campus organization and would transport it via my backpack every 2 weeks for less than a full semester from home and to meetings.
Bedtime Originals Eloise Musical Baby Crib Mobile
Bedtime Originals Eloise Musical Baby Crib Mobile
BUY IT! My baby loves this! I put it over her changing table and she just smiles and tries to talk to the elephants:) good quality. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t have the sleeve with it. Makes no difference and still looks cute.
ASURION 2 Year Mobile Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $175-199.99
ASURION 2 Year Mobile Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $175-199.99
I contacted Asurion by chat on May 09 to file a claim for a broken screen on a Motorola MogoG model XTI925-6. They accepted the claim and said I would hear from them within two business. days. On May 12, the emailed and said, "We are already coordinating with our back office team in order to complete your claim. Please allow 2 more business days for us to work on your claim and we will get back to you until Tuesday, May 14." Wednesday night, May 15, I still had not heard back and emailed them asking for an update. I gave the names of nearby cities where there might be a repair center within 100 mile radius of my house. They called the next day and said they were going to elevate it to a supervisor who called the next day and said they were "having issues with the model number" and were working with their back office and would call me in two days. On May 20, they emailed back with the same story, "We are still coordinating this claim with our back office team and we will email or call you back for updates and resolution within 2 business days." May 22, I still hadn't heard back so I emailed again and asked if I could have the phone repaired locally and send them the repair bill. Their response is, "We apologize for the delay. We are still coordinating with our back office team to have the model number of your phone w/c is Moto G6 32GB Blk XT1925-6 added on our system to proceed with the claim." I don't know what a back office team is or why it's taking 14 days to enter a phone in their system. All I know is I am STILL WAITING!
Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade
First of all, I'm a fan of Carly Simon, and was thrilled to hear of her new cd. I couldn't wait to listen to it.

Carly is not quite what she was, but can still hold her own. The performance seems to be taken from an upscale lounge-- picture a medium to small venue, a stage surrounded with biestro tables serving wine and cheese. You get the idea...

My comments aren't intended to bash this, just to shed some light on some of the weaknesses, and strengths of this cd.

Unlike some of the vocal quality and pitch, the recording itself is a little better than average, which was a nice bonus these days. Carly's loaded (thanks to the family publishing business) so, I would guess that this was released by her own enthusiasm without much thought to cutting back in the studio.

Too bad the studio didn't step in and tweek her voice a little more in a few areas. Some of the notes had a hint of being a bit muddy (perhaps out of her comfort range), then add in a few pitch problem here and there. A far cry from some of the old standard singers, but this is not her avenue. Over all, smooth and sometimes svelt- she did the songs justice. I think her focus in making this cd was for fun, and to provide her eager fans with some new material.

Let me wrap things up here... With the song genre being jazz inspired, it calls you to play it under the right conditions... Perhaps a dimly-lit room, martini in hand, and no other distractions in the house; or background music at a cocktail/dinner party would be a good fit too.

Listen to it for a while, then you may "shelf it" with the other 100's of cd's you own, only to pull it out on the odd occassion.

Definately get it if you're a fan. Take it for what it is... Carly did something off the cuff and is still making music for her fans, and having fun with it. Hope you enjoy it.
Europe USB Power Strip with 4 Ports USB Charging Station Outlets 5V 2.1A-1A 21W Universal Socket EU Plug 100V-240V Compact 5ft Extension Cord Portable Electric Power Strip for Traveling (Blue)
Europe USB Power Strip with 4 Ports USB Charging Station Outlets 5V 2.1A-1A 21W Universal Socket EU Plug 100V-240V Compact 5ft Extension Cord Portable Electric Power Strip for Traveling (Blue)
This is so convenient for traveling and even day-to-day use! When recently took a short cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm...the ship and the cabins are like 80's era style, and there are two outlets, both not convenient to the bunks. My powerstrip to the rescue! With the cord, we could bring the outlets closer to us (in a manner of speaking) and had room for the CPAP, and our phones to charge. I also keep it in my backpack to use in class...I'm a hero because now a few people can charge their phones at once. I really like it. So far, so good!
[5 Pack] UniqueMe Screen Protector Compatible With iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 [Not for iPhone 12 Pro], 3 Pack Clear Tempered glass and 2 pack Camera Lens Protector, [Installation Frame][Precise Cutout]
[5 Pack] UniqueMe Screen Protector Compatible With iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 [Not for iPhone 12 Pro], 3 Pack Clear Tempered glass and 2 pack Camera Lens Protector, [Installation Frame][Precise Cutout]
Terrible. This was supposed to be for my iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the screen protector that I received covered my front camera. Every photo that I took out a really bad glare. The same exact thing happened for the back, three camera cover. I ripped both off and had to pay for a new one from a different company. Maybe you should actually send what you advertise.
BROLAVIYA ® Headrest Suction Car Holder Stands for Both Mobile Phones and iPad Galaxy Tablets Use Size 4'-10.1' inch-Black by Iceberg Makers
BROLAVIYA ® Headrest Suction Car Holder Stands for Both Mobile Phones and iPad Galaxy Tablets Use Size 4'-10.1' inch-Black by Iceberg Makers
It is good. Plastic is good quality.
I will suggest two things for all the users.
1. Fix this thing on the dashboard and while you put your phone or pad in it, put it in a way that your device touches the dashboard or you can say 'resting on your dashboard'. This will share the load of your device between dashboard and the mobile holder.
Nowadays devices are so heavy, that it doesn't matter how good quality plastic is used, it will breakoff after a period of time or will fall down when you hit a bump on the road.
2. Don't change the position of holder every now and then. Fix it at one place and consider that it is permanently fixed. Change the position of holder only when u have no option.
If you do these two things you will be very happy with this product.
Lenovo 15.6" High Performance Laptop, Intel Celeron 42050U Dual-Core Processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wireless+Bluetooth, HDMI, Window 10 (Intel Processor)
Lenovo 15.6" High Performance Laptop, Intel Celeron 42050U Dual-Core Processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wireless+Bluetooth, HDMI, Window 10 (Intel Processor)
So here is my honest feedback:

Shell:
The PC is very light, but durable. It feels like it's built well. The brushed metal is nice to reduce fingerprinting, and the color is clean/professional. The keyboard is not easy to type on, but I think that's a problem with all laptops. Overall I think it's a nice clean design and I like it.

Performance:
This PC is cheap in the hardware area, but it's also cheap in the $$ area, which is always correlated. You get what you pay for. Overall, I think this PC is good enough for every day tasks - email, web browsing, YouTube, etc. It's definitively not a gaming PC, but it's a fantastic budget PC. I wanted it for stock trading and YouTube, it works very well for both.

Issues:
1) The laptop comes pre-bloated with a lot of bloatware (antiviruses, etc). It's not a clean windows install. I HATE this. It's already hardware gimped from the get-go, and now it's also software gimped from all the bloatware. My solution was to install linux, but that didn't end well either (see #2).
2) If you plan to run linux on this laptop, DO NOT GET IT. I have tried every major distro - fedora, suse, debian, ubuntu, and a few others. Linux runs perfectly fine on the laptop, but the laptop's wifi hardware (rtl8821ce) is NOT supported by any linux distro. The ONLY supporting driver was built for arch linux, but it's no longer supported by the author and has been deprecated.

All in all, this is a great laptop and I would highly recommend it. Also, the seller is fantastic. If you want to run Windows, this laptop is perfect for the average budget user, although I would recommend reinstalling Windows to remove the bloat.

That being said, this laptop is NOT a good option for me, because I want to run Linux and it's hardware is not supported. There was no way of knowing this prior to my purchase because the rtl8821ce hardware was not listed in the description, and I have never really had hardware issues in the past. Generally speaking, RealTek is usually a pain on linux. I am purchasing a usb wifi stick as a solution to the driver issue, but if that doesn't work I will need to return the laptop, unfortunately.

Hope this helps some future buyers! :)
Philips EP2235/40 Filterkaffeemaschine 1.8l 10Tassen Schwarz Kaffeemaschine
Philips EP2235/40 Filterkaffeemaschine 1.8l 10Tassen Schwarz Kaffeemaschine
Tolle Maschine. Macht einen sehr leckeren und heissen Kaffee und die Bedienung ist auch sehr einfach. Reinigung klappt auch wunderbar, da man die Brüheinheit rausnehmen kann. Auch das LatteGo System ist klasse umgesetzt. Da hat sich mal jemand echt Gedanken gemacht. Funktioniert prima und produziert einen richtig guten Milchschaum. Auch hier ist die Reinigung echt schnell und easy. Einziger Kritikpunkt ist für mich die Lautstärke der Maschine, denn sie ist schon echt sehr laut. Zumal sie laut wird, wenn man sie einschaltet und sie die Selbstreinigung, oder was auch immer sie da macht, durchführt. Dann beim Brühen wird sie ein zweites Mal laut und beim Ausschalten ein drittes Mal. Puh, also da werden etwaige Mitbewohner definitiv bei wach.
Tata Sampann Urad Whole, 500g
Tata Sampann Urad Whole, 500g
When I talk about urad dal, it’s should become fluffy when we grind the soaked urad dal, this urad dal gives a fluffiness which is required to make Wada or idli...

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